Sep 23, 1953
Raleigh Caleb Ricketts, 76, a well-known retired Posey county farmer residing
W. Fourth street died at today at the DeaconessHospital in Evansville.
He had been ill for a week prior to his entrance of the hospital early Suncay.
A native of PikeCounty, In. a son of John Thomas Ricketts and
Ellen Wade Ricketts, he had spent most of his life in PoseyCounty.
The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home and will
remain there until Thursday when it will be taken to the late residence on W. Fourth street. It will be moved from the residence
to the Mt. Vernon General Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member at
Saturday and will lie in state in the church until the funeral
service at Saturday. Rev. Alfred Weir, Gibson county, former pastor of
the local church and Rev. ChesterLaymon,
present pastor, will conduct the service. Burial will be in Bellefontaine
Surviving are the wife nee Lula Churchill⁄ five sons, Claude, Lynn
township, and Raleigh C. Jr; Fred, Leonard and
Malcolm, Mt. Vernon; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Russell, Chicago, Mrs. Chester
Morris, R. R. 1, New Harmony, and Mrs. John R. Deusner,
Mt. Vernon, 25 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; three brothers,
Michael, Mt. Vernon, John, New Harmony and Isaac, East Lynn township, and two sisters,
Mrs. Sarah Cross, Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Roxie Ridley, New Harmony.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon for Raleigh Caleb
Ricketts, 76, well known, retired Posey county farmer residing at 1021 W. Fourth street, Mt.Vernon, who died early Wednesday in the DeaconessHospital.
The body was moved today from the Weisinger Funeral
Home to the late residence. It will remain at the late residence until Saturday when it will be taken to the
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