Obituaries - July 14, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Frederick H. Bartel, 37, 38, of Floyds Knobs died Sunday, July 4. 
He graduated from New Albany High School and Vincennes University. He owned a small business in Sellersburg and was a former educator at Prosser School of Technology and manager of Ken Towery Auto Care Centers in the area. 
He was born on February 26, 1972 in Louisville, Kentucky to Madora (Mueller) Bartel and the late Roger A. Bartel. 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughters, Katlyn M., Savannah H., and Josie R. Bartel, all of Floyds Knobs; his sister, Casey A. Kesling of Floyds Knobs; nephews, Gage A. and Kaden H. Kesling; uncle, Charles Bartel and his wife, Alexa of North Carolina; and many friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were Thursday, July 8 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Newcomer Funeral Home's Southern Indiana Chapel in New Albany. Entombment at SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, followed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to Brain Injury Association.


Lucille Buechler, 94, New Salisbury, died Tuesday, July 6, at Indian Creek Nursing Home in Corydon.
She was a member of St. Michael Church in Bradford.
She was born at Lanesville.
Survivors include: four sons, David Buechler, Maurice Buechler, Melvin Buechler and Richard Buechler; a daughter, Diane Whitehouse; 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Church.
Burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery.


Stella Taylor Conner,96, died Monday, July 5 at Autumn Woods Health Campus in New Albany.
She was a native of Palmyra and the widow of two husbands, Thomas Taylor and Joseph Conner. She was a member of the Gamma Chi Sorority and New Albany High School's class of 1932.
Survivors include a sister, Edith Miller Craig; a niece and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services were Thursday, July 8 at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany. Burial followed in Holy Trinity Cemetery in New Albany.


Helen Jean Myers, Charlestown, died Sunday, July 4 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was a retired teacher for Greater Clark Schools, a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, National Education Association and the Community Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her son, Robert W. Slone of Wilmington, DE.; sisters, Martha Sowle of New Albany, and Peg Remaklus of Vacaville, CA; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were Thursday, July 8 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial followed in Charlestown Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to C.E.E.F. (Charlestown's Excellence in Education Foundation) in care of New Washington State Bank 1083 Market Street, Charlestown, IN, 47111.

John Marvin Elsler, 71, Lanesville, died Friday, July 2 in his home.
He retired from Kirk and Blum Manufacturing Co. in Louisville after 39 years and was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local number 110 in Louisville. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Shirley A. (Turner) Elsler; sons, John M. Elsler and Curtis Elsler, both of Corydon; mother, Leona (Mohr) Elsler; sisters, Mary McGenty, Louisville, Pat Peyton, Georgetown; brothers, Robert Elsler, Clarksville and Doug Elsler, New Albany; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Marvin Elsler, Sr.
Services were Tuesday, July 6 at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany. Private entombment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to HealthWell Foundation, P.O. Box 4133, Gaithersburg, MD. 20885-8416.

James E. Lockenour, 87, Salem died Saturday, July 3, at the waters of salem.
He was a retired farmer, electrician, and school bus driver and was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church, VFW and American Legion. He was a World War II Army veteran.
He was born August 23, 1922 in Washington County, the son of Dennis and Lillie O. Meadors Lockenour.
He is survived by a son, Larry Lockenour of Salem; a daughter, Judy Howard of Salem; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter.
Services were Wednesday, July 7 at Weathers Funeral home. Burial followed at Olive Branch Cemetery with military honors.

TERRY WALDMAN, 65, Louisville, died Friday, July 2.    
He was born April 25, 1945, to Marvin "Sonny" and Ruthie Fay Waldman.
He was a retired clerk with the United States Post Office.
Survivors include: his son, Gary Waldman of Salem; his mother, Ruthie Fay Waldman of Boca Raton, Fla.; his brother, Ric Waldman of Lexington, Ky., and two sisters, Karen Russ, Fort Lee, NY and Susan Cohen, Ridgewood, NJ.
His father preceded him in death.
A graveside service was held Monday, July 5, at Keneseth Israel Cemetery, Louisville.
Herman Meyer & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Brain Injury of Kentucky, 7410 New LaGrange Rd., Louisville, KY 40222.

ANNA LOUISE HACKER, 75, Salem, died Friday, July 2, at her residence.
She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.
She was an inspector for GKN Sinter Metal Company.
She was born March 12, 1935, in Knox County, to Leslie and Estelle Abner Fisher.
Survivors include: two sons, Bennie M. Hacker and Barry W. Hacker, both of Salem; a sister, Jeanette Smith, Hamilton, Ohio; a brother, Darrell Fisher, Salem; seven grandchildren and six great-granchildren.
Services were Wednesday, July 7 at Hopper Funeral Home in Barbourville, Ky. Burial followed in Fisher Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Association.

GENIEVE BURRELL,94, Salem, formerly of McLeansboro, Ill., died Monday, July 5, at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.  
She was a homemaker and a life member of Eastern Star (Brownstown Chapter).
She was born April 27, 1916, at Freetown, Ind., to James and Nevada Kerner Mann.
She married Maurice R. Hudson, who preceded her in death. She later married John Burrell, who also preceded her in death.
Three brothers, Orville Mann, Frank Mann and Leroy Mann, and four sisters, Mildred Wineinger, Eleanor Cross, Esther Reid and Alma Russell, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: three daughters, Marilyn Hudson Kriete, Chicago, Brenda Burrell Simmons, McLeansboro, Ill.; and Pamela Burrell Walton, Salem; two sons, J.R. Hudson, Columbus, and Steven L. Burrell, Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Earl Mann, Lawrenceburg; a sister, Mary Margaret Abel, Seymour; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Freetown United Methodist Church, with Brian Walton and Dave Ison officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Freetown United Methodist Church.
Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia was in charge of arrangements.

HARRIETT A. STACY, 64, Pekin, died Sunday, July 4, at her residence.
She attended the Seymour Community Church, was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary and a longtime volunteer with the Disabled American Veterans.
She was a former employee of the WSLM Radio Station in Salem and the Brownstown Banner.     She was born April 24, 1946, at Toledo, Ohio, to Charles and Mabel Anderson Beaty.
On March 16, 1985, she married Ralph Stacy. He preceded her in death on July 20, 1998.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson.
Survivors include: four sons, Jerry Miller, Pekin, Jeff Miller and Justin Miller, both of Seymour, and Jason Miller, Brownstown; four brothers, Richard Beaty, Salem, Robert Beaty and Francis Beaty, both of Seymour, and Harry Beaty, Vallonia; 10 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
Services were Thursday, July 8 at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47202.

Kristina M. Witten, 23; of New Albany, died Monday, July 5, after a life-long fight with cystic fibrosis.
She was a student at the University of Phoenix and a proud member of Phi Sigma Sorority. She had a passion for golf and was a huge fan of the Backstreet Boys.
Survivors include her mother, Debbie Witten and father, David A. Witten.
Services were Saturday, July 10, at Faithpoint United Methodist Church, 6694 U.S. 150, at Navilleton Road, Floyds Knobs.
Seabrook, Dieckmann  & Naville Funeral Homes, Market Street Chapel, New Albany, handled the arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to cystic fibrosis, Faithpoint United Methodist Church or the Kristina Witten Scholarship Fund.

Audrey F. Murphy Reagan, 87; of New Albany died Sunday, July 4, at Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany.
She was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Laconia, to the late Story and Mary Ellen Singleton Timberlake. She was a member of First Baptist Church in New Albany, and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Charles R. “Bob” Reagan; sons, Squirrel Murphy of Hardinsburg, and Danny Murphy of Sulphur; daughter, Janice Hahn of New Albany; stepsons, Douglas Reagan of Kansas City, Kansas, and Kevin Reagan of Rockwall, Texas; stepdaughter, Kathy Matney of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Brooks Timberlake of Laconia, and Norman Timberlake of Rineyville, Ky.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar Murphy; daughter, Darlene Fletcher; granddaughter, Michelle Ryland; and her brother, Larry Timberlake.
A celebration of life service was held Saturday, July 17, at First Baptist Church, 813 East Spring St., New Albany.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to her church in her memory.

Wresse Hurst Stotts, 96, died Wednesday, July 7 at Lincoln Hills Healthcare Center.
She was the former Wresse Conway, a native of Borden, where she was one of seven graduates in the first graduating class of Borden High School.
She formerly owned and operated the Berta-Lynn Jewelry store in New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Farris P. Hurst, her second husband George W. Stotts, two sons, James and Donald Hurst and her daughter Roberta M. Cadle.
Survivors include her sister, Wanita B. Roberts of Borden and numberous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as foster children.
Services were Friday, July 9 at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Homes. Burial followed in SCI-Graceland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

PAUL "P.D." TIMBERLAKE, 70, Lanesville, died Wednesday, July 7.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Kochert Timberlake; sons, Brian, Gary and Kevin; siblings, Vivian Timberlake, Marsha Bezy and a brother Dennis Timberlake and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Anna Lou Timberlake, a sister Sheila Bezy and granddaughter Brianna Timberlake.
Funeral were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville, Monday, July 12. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements

LINDA LOU CLICK, 61, of Salem died Monday, July 5 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
She was a homemaker and had been a life resident of Washington County.
Born August 18, 1948 in Pekin, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Betty Lou (Wells) Click.
Survivors include son, Dale Baird, Ft. Pierce, Florida; a daughter, Marsha L. Hobbs, Salem; six sisters, Carolyn Jones of Scottsburg, Marolyn Denham and Becky Shouse of Salem, Mary Williams of Jeffersonville, Sue Bowling and Michelle Silverthorn of Pekin; three half-sisters, Julie, Paula and Teresa of Louisville and three grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, July 10 at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery near Fredericksburg.
Memorial contributions may be sent to American Lung Association, 115 West Washington Street, Ste 1180-South, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

EVANELL "TOOTS" MEADOWS, 83, Lexington, died Wednesday, July 7, at Scott Villa Living Center in Scottsburg.
The Austin native was a retired qualified medical assistant for the old Englishton Park in Lexington.
Survivors include two sons, Mickey Amos of Hanover and Nickey Amos of Jeffersonville; four daughters, Truddy Hunley of Scottsburg, and Cindy Gilbert of Austin; Kay Clements of Underwood, Linda Spicer of Scottsburg; a brother, Ralph Chasteen of Austin, a sister, Margaret Frost of Marion, Ohio; a stepson, Billy Dale Meadows of Scottsburg, three step-daughters, Susie Colwell of Scottsburg, Bonnie Wells of Commiskey, and Becky Dunham of Lexington, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Friday, July 9, at Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg with burial in Lexington Cemetery.

MARY ELLEN SOUPER CLOUD, 89, of Nabb, formerly of Lexington, died Friday, July 2, at Thornton Terrace Campus in Hanover.
The New Castle, Wy., native was a farmer’s wife and homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Opal Bernice Brewer Hatton of Nabb; three sons, Larry Russell Cloud of Lexington, Doyle Cloud of Madison, Dennis Ray Cloud of Deputy; five grandchildrren, 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandsons, two sisters, Rona Soper Rice of London, Ky., and Opal Soper Cowden of Corbin, Ky., several nieces and nephews.
Funeral was Tuesday, July 6, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Home in Madison with the Rev. Michael Cammack officiating.
Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Volunteer Fire Department in Memory of Fireman Greg Cloud.

CHARLES GENE ARTRESSIA, JR., 23, Austin, died Tuesday, July 6, in Scottsburg.
He was a native of Port Smith, Ohio.
Survivors include his mother, Kathy Artressia of Austin; sisters, Bobbie Jo Artressia of Scottsburg, Patricia White of Austin; brothers, Charles Edgar Artressia of Port Smith, Ohio and Tony Withington of Lexington, Ky.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 14, at The Free Pentecostal Church in Austin at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Noah Spicer officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the church.
Buchanan Funeral Home was in charge of the the arrangements.

SALLY IRENE WILLIAMS, 76, Little York and Vero Beach, Fl., died Wednesday, July 7, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
The Manchester, Ky., native was a retired can for the Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach, Fl., and attended the Mt. Hebron Christian Church in Little York.
Survivors include three sons, Kenny Hemingway of Vienna, Roy Hemingway of Charlestown and Gary Hemingway of Little York; a daughter, Edith Morrison of Vero Beach, Fl., a sister, Susie Baldwin of Jeffersonville; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg. Visitation was after 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

DORA ELIZABETH COUCH, 76, Austin, died Monday, July 5, at Hampton Oaks in Scottsburg.
The Altro, Ky. Native was a member of House of Prayer in Austin.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Couch; daughters, Nancy Jo Carter of Crothersville, Donna Jo Bayes of Lexington, Pamela Jo Peterson of Austin, Sherry Jo Calloway of Scottsburg, Connie Jo Lucas of Austin, Lisa Jo Gray of Austin; sisters, Mary Newton of Austin, Joann Riley of Crothersville, Nora Noble of Ausitn and Marie Spicer of Austin; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Bobby Spicer officiating.
Burial was in the Scottsburg Cemetery in Scottsburg.
Online condolences may be made at

JOHN B. "JACK" NALLY, 69, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, June 29, at his residence.
The Washington, D.C. Native was co-owner and chef at Chef’s R Us in Scottsburg, a member of the American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg and U.S. Army veteran and a retired drill sergeant and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.
Survivors include three daughters, Kelly Schrecengost of New Bethlehem, Pa., Jackie Dillon Beatrice, Ne., and Joan Hunink of Clymer, NY., and six grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen with services at a later date.
Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.

G. JEAN CARTER TATLOCK, 71, Crothersville, died Sunday, July 4, at Schneck Medical Center.
She was a Steubenville, Ohio native and was a licensed cosmetologist, worked in construction for T&F construction, worked for Schneck Medical Center in the food service department and was n independent contractor for Sylvania Light bulbs She was of the Nazarene faith and attended the former Russell Chapel Church.
Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” Tatlock of Crothersville; six children, Jerry Powers of Muncie, Brenda Moore of Muncie, David Powers of Fishers, Todd Powers of Muncie, Teresa J. Napier of Scottsburg, Michelle Wilkes of Pensacola, Fl., 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, David Brees of New Jersey, Coy White of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Janice Drumm of Fredricksburg and Esther Carson of Florida.
Randy King and Michael White officiated the funeral services on Thursday, July 8, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial in the Russell Chapel Cemetery.

JACK N. WRAY, 73, Scottsburg, died Monday, July 5, at his home.
The Crothersville native was of Baptist faith and served in the United States Coast Guard. He was an electrician.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Collman Wray of Scottsburg; a son, Roger Wray of Goose Creek, S.C., step-children, Connie Lane of New Albany, Thomas Huls of Austin, Jon Huls of Scottsburg, five step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, two brothers, Chester Wray of Florida, and Robert Wray of Florida.
The Rev. David Schill officiated the funeral on Thursday, July 8, at Uniontown Baptist Church with burial in the Uniontown Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ALTON C. "JAKE" MERCER, 103, Madison, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, July 7, at his residence.
He was born in Finley Township.
He was the oldest descendent of the Collings/Richey pioneer family of Scott County and a strong supporter for the preservation of the Pigeon Roost Massacre Memorial and the Scott County Heritage Museum. He was a carpenter and cabinet maker and worked for the old Graham Lumber Company in Scottsburg for many years and the old Russ and Russ Lumber Company in Jeffersonville, Indiana. In 1949, he became co-owner & manager of the old Sellersburg Lumber & Supply Company in Sellersburg, Indiana for 24 years and sold the business and retired in 1974. he moved to Florida where he lived until 2003. He was a 65 year member and Past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellow Lodge # 555 in Scottsburg, past member of the Scottsburg Volunteer Fire Department, former President of the Scott County Conservation Club, former chairman of the Selective Service Board, current member of the Scott County Genealogical Society and Historical Society. He was also a former member of the Bethel Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Scottsburg. He was currently a member of the first Baptist Church in Punta Gorda, Florida and also attended the First Baptist Church in Madison.
Survivors include his daughter, Alice M. (Neil) Pruitt of Madison; a granddaughter, a grandson, six great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service was Sunday, July 11, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions: Old Ox Church Preservation or Scott County Genealogical Society c/o Collins Funeral Home.

GUY W. STONE, JR., 87, Austin, died Thursday, July 8.
The Hopkinsville, Ky., native was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a retired rural postal carrier at Austin Post Office in Austin.
Survivors include his daughter, Sharon K. Stone of Scottsburg, and three nephews.
Funeral service was Monday, July 12, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Amedisys Hospice or the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

RICHARD E. GASAWAY, 59, Scottsburg, died Thursday, July 8, at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville.
The Scottsburg native was a retired welder and team leader at Cummins Engine Company for 31 years. He was a member of the Austin First Baptist Church, U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served in the Ranger Airborne and was awarded two Purple Hearts, a member of the Moose Family Center No. 2324, American Legion Post No. 234 and a lifetime member of the Scott County V.F.W. Post No. 6582.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara A. Hundley Gasaway; two daughters, Sherrye R. Marshall of Madison, and Brandi L. Feltner of North Aurora, Il; a son, Lowell Gasaway of Wittier, N.C. Three stepdaughters, Michelle Thompson and Tracy Lisy both of Scottsburg and Bethany Johnson of Austin; a sister, Bonnie Raichel of Austin, seven grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen. A celebration of his Life was held Tuesday, July 13, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Howard County Viet Nam Veterans Organization in care of the funeral home.

ERMA ELAINE MCNEAR, 79, Sellersburg, died Saturday, July 10, at the Rolling Hills Healthcare Center in New Albany.
The Bainesville, Mt., native was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, James R. McNear, two sons, Richard Cook of Mt. Washington, Ky., and Jim McNear of Elizabeth; four daughters, Ricky Jane Kidwell and Kay Coots, both of Shepherdsville, Ky., Diana Owens of Louisville, Ky., and Barb Atkinson of Salem, 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in the Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation was after 9 a.m.
Memorial contribution may be made to the family through the funeral home.


KENNETH LAWRENCE REED, 96, Madison, died Saturday, July 10, at Davis Elderly Care in Madison.
The Clark County native was a Navy Commander serving in World Ward II and Korea and a retired manager for Sears and Roebuck in Madison. He was a member of the Madison V.F.W. Post 1969, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and attended the old Saluda High School.
Survivors included his daughters, Anita Reed of New Washington, Mary Louise Yunker of Radcliff, Ky., a son, John L. Reed, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 16, at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will e Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Friday.


DENNIS LEE NICHOLS, 60, Jeffersonville, formerly of Hanover, died Monday, July 12, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
The Osage, Mo., native was a United States Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He was employed at Greenfield Research in Hermann, Mo., and Madison Precision as a machine operator.
Survivors include hiw wife, Edna Jean Allaart Barnes Nichols of Jeffersonville; a step-daughter, Krista Burton of Blytheville, Ak., two step-sons, Greg Barnes of Hanover and Richard Barnes of Lexington; six grandchildren; several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 16, at Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel in Madison with the Rev. J.D. Traylor officiating.
Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.Full military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post No. 9 of the American Legion. Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison was in charge of the arrangements.

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