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Jun 21, 1955


Richard Newton Parker, 92, died yesterday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hogan, 313 E. Water street, after a long illness.


A native of Caldwell county, Ky., a son of Richard D. Parker and Nancy Franklin Parker, the deceased came to Mt. Vernon in 1914.  He and a brother, Paris, who died in 1944, engaged in hauling and operated a horse and mule sales stable for a number of years.


The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home where friends are invited to call after Wednesday noon.


The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Weisinger chapel with rev. Chester McGehee, pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, in charge.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs Dorothy Hoanselman, Terre Haute; two stepbrothers, Lloyd L. Parker and Robert D. Parker, both of Harrisburg, Ill. and two stepsisters, Mrs. Alta Weire, and Mrs. Aurora Gray, both of Galatia, Ill.  


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers