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Jul 3, 1957


John Thomas Perry, 37, a carpenter residing with his mother at 1243 Main street, died at 1:12 a.m. today in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.  His father, Jess Perry, a well-known local contractor and carpenter passed away last March 13.


The late deceased, whose last employer was Traylor Brothers, Inc. had been hospitalized for two weeks and a week ago underwent surgery for stomach ulcers.  His condition had been critical since the operation.


The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home chapel and will remain there through the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Weisinger chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.  The officiating clergyman will be Rev. Burton Williams, pastor of First Missionary Baptist church.  Friends may call at the funeral home chapel after 7 o'clock this evening.


The deceased was a 1940 graduate of Mt. Vernon High school and a member of Battery E. predecessor of Mt. Vernon's present National Guard unit. Battery B.


He entered active military service with Battery E in 1941 with the grade of corporal and was honorably discharged under medical status later that year.


He was an only child.  Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Anna Frailey Perry; three aunts, Mrs Cora Miles, Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Leora Hodgson, Chehalis, Washington and Mrs. Gusta Kessler, Alameda Calif., and two uncles, Walter Perry, Clarksville Tenn., and Henry A. Perry, Mt. Vernon.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers