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RICHARD NEWTON PARKER

 

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.  

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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers