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Obituaries - August 26, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:00

MYRTLE "MARTIE" RANDALL, 63
FLORETTA C. RICE, 85
HAROLD EDWARD WHALIN, 83
JOSPEH L. GILSTRAP, 44
JERRY STOUT, 71
CLEO W. (RUDY) WILT, 91
DEZETTA BRADSHAW, 83
CHRISTINE CAROLYN GUERNSEY, 67
BEATRICE ESTHER LOVELY SCHLENK, 88
AUTUM MAY WAMPLER, 80
DAVID M. BROADUS, 44
MONA JEAN RICHARDSON, 81
RALPH DOYLE SHARP, 89
DONALD L. JACKSON
RUBY (SANDERS) PITCHFORD, 86
DONALD CLYDE POPE, 79
DANNELLE B. "BETH" (WATSON) HAMM, 60
MARINA C. (GESWEIN) SCHELLENBERGER, 98
NORA BRANDENBURG, 91
SHEILA BECK BARNETT, 54
DR. CLARENCE "JUNIOR" NOE, 80
VERDA NAPIER ADAMS, 89
JOHN W. McDONALD, 69
LELAH D. MOUNT, 87
ROBERT P. "ROBBY" RHINEHART, III, 34
LAYLA KIAN YOUNG-O'NEAL, infant
 


    ?MYRTLE “MARTIE” RANDALL, 63, Jeffersonville, died Sunday, August 16 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
    She was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Charlestown Road Southern Baptist Church in New Albany, a former member of the New Albany American Legion and enjoyed reading, knitting and crochet.
    Survivors include two daughters, Josephine Nakata of Aurora, Colorado and Casondra Randall-Barr of Jeffersonville; sister, Bonnie Dutton-Riall of Jeffersonville and three grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 19 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    FLORETTA C. RICE, 85, Georgetown, died Friday, August 14 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    She was a homemaker, member of Edwardsville United Methodist Church and an active supporter of the American Cancer Society.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Robert Rice; three brothers; five sisters; two great-grandchildren and a son-in-law.
    Survivors include a son, Robert Rice of Georgetown; four daughters, Linda Waynescott of Georgetown; Sandra Edelen of Depauw, Pam Cochran of New Washington and Karen Rice of Georgetown; brother, Earl Rock of Owensboro, Kentucky; three sisters, Stonie Meddles of Clarksville, Jackie Fielden of Lakeland, Florida and Jerry Brown of Beaver Dam, Kentucky; 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 18 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery.
    The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Cancer Society.
    HAROLD EDWARD WHALIN, 83, Charlestown, died Friday, August 14 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He worked as a photo engraver and was a retired employee of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Gibbs.
    Survivors include his wife, Lucy R. Powell Whalin; son, John E. Whalin of Charlestown; sister, Betty Harrington of Charlestown; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, August 20 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    JOSEPH L. GILSTRAP, 44, Floyds Knobs, formerly of Salem, died Thursday, August 13 at his home in Floyds Knobs.
    Survivors include his parents, Art Gilstrap, Sr. & Patty Gilstrap of Salem and Jeff & Sandra Kelly of Virginia; three brothers, Art Gilstrap, Jr. and Mark Gilstrap both of Salem and Seth Kelly of Jacksonville, Florida; five nieces, two nephews and two special friends, Mary Jo Arendt and Douglas Thiene.
    Services were held Sunday, August 16 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    JERRY STOUT, 71, Salem, died Tuesday, August 18 at his residence.
    He served in the armed forces as a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a member of the Salem American Legion Cecil Grimes Post #41, the Salem VFW Post #6636 Men's Auxiliary, the Salem Moose Lodge #2380 and was a charter member and past president of the Salem Fraternal Order of Eagles #3516. He was a retired employee of the Midwest Gas Company in Scottsburg, retiring in 2000. He was a former fireman with the Salem Fire Department and was a former employee of Dawalt Funeral Home.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Stout.
    Survivors include his wife, Millie (O'Brien) Stout; son, Randy Stout of Salem; two daughters, Sandy Stout-Fackler of Salem and Lori Stout-Barnett of Vallonia; stepson, Joe McCarthy; stepdaughter, Anne McCarthy; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, August 22 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Liberty Christian Cemetery in Orleans.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus, P.O. Box 35425 Louisville, KY 40232.
    CLEO W. (RUDY) WILT, 91, New Albany, died Monday, August 17 at her home.
    She was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany and had worked for the Floyd County Soil Conservation District. She was an avid card player and dearly loved playing Euchre.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris I. Wilt; brothers, Jacob, Irvin and Lamerle “Bud” Rudy and a sister, Jean Rudy.
    Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl “Cheri” (Wilt) Harshey of New Albany; son, Darryl “Butch” Wilt of New Albany; two sisters, Martha Flanagan and Bernice Jones; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Thursday, August 20 at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial in SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church and to Autumn Woods Health Campus.
    DEZETTA BRADSHAW, 83, Charlestown, died Wednesday, August 19 at Westminster Health Care Center in Clarksville.
    She was a member of First Baptist Church of Charlestown and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Blazing Bright Chapter #597.
    Survivors include her children, Sue Bradshaw of Goshen, Kentucky, Larry Bradshaw of Charlestown, Jan Gruebbel of Louisville, and Jim Bradshaw of Charlestown; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, August 22 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
    CHRISTINE CAROLYN GUERNSEY, 67, Memphis, died Tuesday, August 18.
    Services were held Sunday, August 23 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg.
    BEATRICE ESTHER LOVELY SCHLENK, 88, Sellersburg, died Tuesday, August 18.
    Services were held Friday, August 21 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg.
    AUTUM MAY WAMPLER, 80, Sellersburg, died Tuesday, August 18.
    Services were held Friday, August 21 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg.
    DAVID M. BROADUS, 44, Lanesville, died Thursday, August 20 following a motorcycle accident in Harrison County.
    He was a New Albany native and the owner/operator of Hogwash and Service Motorcycle Shop in Lanesville. He was a member of the Back in Time Car Club of Southern Indiana.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Carolyn S. Leffert; children, Brittany Nichole Broadus, Christopher David Broadus, Brittany Nicole Hunt, Alyssa Marie Shine, and Danielle Christine Shine; parents, David W. & Helen R. Grantz Broadus of Lanesville; two brothers, Stephen E. Broadus of Lanesville and Thomas A. Broadus of Sacramento, California and two sisters, Dava M. Leet of New Albany and Susan M. Nall of Estero, Florida.
    Services were held Monday, August 24 at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany.
    MONA JEAN RICHARDSON, 81, Pekin, died Thursday, August 20 at her residence.
    She was a member of Lear Hill United Baptist Church in Pekin. She had been a resident of Washington County since 1954, formerly of Cromona, Kentucky, and retired in 1975 from the old Leweb Jacket Factory in Salem.
    She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
    Survivors include her husband, J.C. Richardson and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Sunday, August 23 at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment in Mt. Washington Cemetery in Pekin.
    RALPH DOYLE SHARP, 89, Borden, died Friday, August 21 at the home of his daughter.
    He was a lifelong resident of Pekin and a retired sales associate for the L. Thorn Co. in New Albany. He was an Army veteran of WW2 and a purple heart recipient.
    Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Kotha Bailey Sharp; two daughters, Vickie Hurst of Pekin and Gloria Meadors of Borden; two sons, Ralph S. Sharp and Michael A. Sharp both of Pekin; sister, Betty Kotchevar of Clovis, California; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 25 at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany with burial with full military honors at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
    DONALD L. JACKSON, Greenville, died Sunday, August 23 at his home.
    He was employed at Pillsbury in New Albany and an Army veteran.
    Survivors include his friend and mother of his children, Ida Jackson of Greenville; companion, Diane Caraway of Greenville; two sons, Donald Jackson, Jr. of Louisville and Robert Scott Jackson of Georgetown; daughter, Carol Jackson of Greenville; two brothers, Walter Jackson, Jr. of Cannon, Kentucky and Crit Ford of Kentucky; two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 25 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Greenville Cemetery.
    RUBY (SANDERS) PITCHFORD, 86, Greenville, died Friday, August 21.
    She had worked at the canning factory and the Ammunition Plant at Charlestown during World War II. She was a great cook, gardener, loved her flowers, enjoyed fishing and traveling across the country.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Caleb Pitchford; sisters, Irene Hein and Leona Rippy and brother, Glen Sanders.
    Survivors include her children, Steve Pitchford of Belews Creek, North Carolina, Donna Pruitt of New Albany, David Pitchford of Dassel, Minnesota, Wanda Pitchford DeChristopher of Hickory, North Carolina and Kevin Pitchford of Chugiak, Alaska; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 25 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Bethlehem Church Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Cemetery Fund.
    DONALD CLYDE POPE, 79, New Albany, died Saturday, August 22 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired Barber after 50 years with barber shops on Vincennes and Spring Streets in New Albany. He was a lifelong member of Silver Street United Methodist Church in New Albany.
    He was preceded in death by his sisters, Virginia Pope and Marilyn Ramos.
    Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Venita (Ashabranner) Pope; two sons, Gary Pope of Corydon and Steve Pope of New Albany; two brothers, Robert Pope of New Albany and Jack Pope of Palmyra; brother-in-law, Santiago Ramos of Elk Grove Village, Illinois; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Services will be held Thursday, August 27 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Silver Street United Methodist Church.
    DANNELLE B. “BETH” (WATSON) HAMM, 60, Memphis, died Saturday, August 22 at her home.
    She was retired from Hillerich and Bradsby in Louisville and was currently working for Eagle Steel Company in Jeffersonville. She was a member of Memphis Christian Church.
    She was preceded in death by her brother, Brent Watson.
    Survivors include her son, Christopher Hamm of Memphis; daughter, Lori Tate of Memphis; brother, Jerry Lee Watson of Sellersburg; three grandchildren and dear friend, Carol Osborne of Sellersburg.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 26 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Memphis Christian Church.
    MARINA C. (GESWEIN) SCHELLENBERGER, 98, Lanesville, died Monday, August 24 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    She was a life-long member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville where she was a member of St. Anne's Society. She was an avid quilter and contributed many special quilts to the church and others.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Schellenberger; brother, Clem Geswein and two sisters, Anna Marie Geswein and Hilda Voelker.
    Survivors include a son, James Schellenberger of Lanesville; two daughters, Doris Ann Nash of Greenville and Hilda Ruth Schmidt of Floyds Knobs; two brothers, Elmer Geswein of Georgetown and Maurice Geswein of Lanesville; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
    Services will be held Thursday, August 27 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial in the church cemetery. Kraft Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Providence Retirement Home.
    NORA BRANDENBURG, 91, Austin, died Wednesday, August 19, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    The Beattyville, Ky., native was a member of the Broadway Church of God in Austin.
    Survivors include her daughter, Glenna Brandenburg of Austin, sons, Denny Brandenburg of North Vernon, Ernie Brandenburg of Austin, Howard Brandenburg of Austin; sister, Carlie Begley of Beattyville, Ky.; half-sister, Chloe Jones of Beattyville, Ky.; and half-brother, Virgil Spicer of Athol, Ky.; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be Saturday, August 22, at 1 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating.
    Visitation will be after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
    On-line condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
     SHEILA BECK BARNETT, 54, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, August 19.
    The Niagra Falls, Ny., native was a flooring designer and was a member of the Methodist church.
    Survivors include her husband, Clint Barnett of Scottsburg; daughter, Tanya Beck Kim, Chicago, Il.; son, Cameron Coriuk, Tuscon, AZ.; brothers, Keith Beck, Long Beach, Ca., Chip Watson, Long Beach, Ca., Chris Beck, Laguna Beach, Ca.; sisters, Babi Beck Mylan of Brinnon, Wa., Kathy Plimmer, Charlotte, NC.
    No services will be held, private burial is planned.
    Online condolences can me be made through www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    Memorial contribution  may be made to the family in care of Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    DR. CLARENCE “JUNIOR” NOE, 80, Fort Lauderdale, Fl., died on on Tuesday, August 18, in Broward County, Fl.
    An educator for 42 years, he was with the Broward School System in Florida for the last 39 years. He served from 1972 to 1996 as the Broward County Director of Athletics, the position from which he retired.
    He was born in Nabb and graduated in 1947 from New Washington High School. He received both his bachelor and master degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington. He had lettered in varsity baseball at University of Louisville before transferring to IU to finish his degree. He first taught and coached at Lexington High School, becoming that school's athletic director in the late 1950s. After moving to Fort Lauderdale, he served as Stranahan High School dean of boys from 1966-67 and then was appointed county supervisor of driver education and physical education in 1967. He was also an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University.
    He was a past Driver Education State Association president, first past president of the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and 1983 president for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association. He was also the first president of the Broward County Track and Field Association and was active in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association during his years as a coach at Stranahan. He was a charter board member of the Broward County Chapter of the Brian Piccolo Football Hall of Fame and served two terms on the Broward County Parks and Recreation Board. He also served as president of the Sunset Community School organization and was a lifetime member of Phi Epsilon fraternity.
    Dr. Noe received many honors during his career, which included being named twice as Broward County Track Coach of the Year. He served as head referee for the Florida High School boys' and girls' state track meets for 30 years. He was inducted into the Florida High School Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1990 and into the Florida High School Activities Association Hall of Fame in 1996. In 2006, he received the Jimmy Carnes Lifetime Achievement Award for Track.
    He had served as a lecturer, moderator and panelist for a number of state and national athletic conferences and several of his articles were published in professional magazine. He also helped write two athletic booklets for coaches and athletic directors and wrote the constitution and by-laws for the Broward County Gulfstream Middle School Athletic Conference for which he served as executive director from 1975 to 1996. He was serving as commissioner of the conference when he retired.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Beverly Ann Luckett; two sons, Jerry Noe of Lakeland, Fl., and Brad Noe of Lighthouse Point, Fl.; two daughters, Terry Noe Waites of Tampa, Fl., and Shari Noe of Lakeland; a sister, Mary Irene Boley of Scottsburg; and seven grandchildren.
    A celebration of his life will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fl.
    Memorial gifts may be made to the Florida Brain Tumor Association, P.O. Box 770182, Coral Springs, FL 33077-0182.
    VERDA NAPIER ADAMS, 89, Scottsburg, died Saturday, August 22, in Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare in Louisville, Ky.,
    She was a Perry County, Ky., native and retired from Morgan Foods and was a member of the Scottsburg Church of God in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include her son, Vadus Adams; sisters, Renetta Sebastian of Scottsburg; Felda Turner of Hamilton, Ohio; brothers, George Napier of Austin, Clarence Napier of Knoxville, Tn., Fred Napier of Knoxville, Tn., William Napier of Dayton, Ohio, one granddaughter and two great-granddaughters.
    Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Visitation will be after 9 a.m. today (Wednesday).
    Burial will be in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
    JOHN W. MCDONALD, 69, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, August 19, at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.
    The Lexington native  was the co-owner and operator of McDonald's Auction and Real Estate, Inc., He made his name in the auctioneering business, but McDonald was much more than just a talent with a microphone. Heaven knows how many charitable auctions he conducted in his busy lifetime. With his voice and mannerisms, he could cajole reluctant bidders into buying, and his efforts helped such local organizations as Scott County 4-H, We Care, Kids First and Ducks Unlimited raise money for many years to benefit many charitable projects in his community. His last such event was at the 2009 4-H Livestock Auction on July 17, which raised over $65,000 for 4-H'ers' future educations.
        He was also a first-rate horseman and for many years rode competitively as well as breeding and training animals. One of his greatest enjoyments was being backside on Derby Day at Churchill Downs and hobnobbing with the likes of such greats as trainer/owner D. Wayne Lukas.
        He was also a terrific cook, concocting his own special barbecue sauce that was mighty tempting to the taste buds and was the basis for a restaurant he owned and ran for a few years in Scottsburg.
        For many years, he enjoyed fishing, entering bass tournaments, winning a few prizes, trading a few jokes and soaking up the camaraderie of the sport.
         He and his wife, the former  Gastell Threlkel, co-owned and operated McDonald's Auction and Real Estate Inc. in Scottsburg. He was also a retired lineman with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; a member and ministry partner at Fisherman's Paradise Christian Church in Underwood; and a member of the Indiana Auctioneer Association.
        Survivors besides his wife of 30 years include his mother, who resides in Scottsburg; four sons, John McDonald and wife Laurie of Fredericks burg, Va., Pastor Danny McDonald and wife Becky of Underwood, Jason Smith and wife Trish of Austin and Jim McDonald of Corydon; four daughters, Tina and husband Chris Smith of Panama City, Fl., Tammy and husband Tom Hall of Scottsburg, Holli and husband Billy Givens of Franklin, Tn., and Tiffany and husband Karl Heimer of Hanover, Md.; two sisters, Betty King of Franklin and Anna L. Gray of Pekin; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
        Services were conducted Saturday, August 22, at First Christian Church with burial in the Fisherman's Paradise Christian Church.
        Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg who handle the local arrangements to benefit Fisherman's Paradise Christian Church.
    LELAH D. MOUNT, 87,  Scottsburg, died Thursday, August 20, in Scottsburg.
    The Scott County native was a homemaker and was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church, former den mother of Cub Scouts, member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Scott County Mental Health Association.
    Survivors include her sons, Ross V. Mount of Scottsburg, Larry E. Mount of Pekin; sisters, Cleon Manley of Scottsburg, Jane Holstein of New Albany; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 23, at Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Officiating was the Rev. Jerry Wheeler.
    Burial was in the Beech Grove Cemetery in Washington County.
    On-line condolences may be done at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church through the funeral home.
    ROBERT P. “ROBBY” RHINEHART, III, 34, died Wednesday, August 19, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    The West Virginia native was a math teacher and wrestling and cross country coach at Jeffersonville High School and a former math teacher  at Middletown High School in Middletown, Md., a special education teacher at Brunswick Middle School in Brunswick, Md., and a former math teacher and wrestling coach at Kinnick High Schook in Yakosuka, Japan and was a substitute teacher at Kanawha County School in West Virginia. He attended Northside Christian Church and was a member of the Indiana State Wrestling Association  and was a leader of the Fellowship of  of Christian Athletes at all the schools he worked at.
    Survivors include his wife, Melissa Hammon Rhinehart of New Albany; mother Karen Rhinehart of South Charlestown, W.V.; father, Robert P. Rhinehart of Ocoee, Fl, stepmother, Teri Rhinehart of Sanford, N.C., two sisters, Holly Rhinehart of South Charleston, W.V., and Christa Rhinehart of Sanford, N.C., a grandmother, Ruth Hammack of Charleston, W.V.
    Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 22, at Northside Christian Church.
    Memorial contributions maybe made to the Robby Rhinehart Memorial Fund in care of Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    Burial was at the Graceland Memorial Park in South Charleston, W.V.
    LAYLA KIAN YOUNG-O'NEAL, infant, Lexington, died Thursday, August 20, at King's Daughters Hospital in Madison.
    Survivors include parents, Steven Wayne O'Neal and Adrian Kayleen Young of Lexington; maternal grandparents, William T. and Katrina Zearing of Lexington; paternal great-grandparents, Karen O'Neal and Bill Combest of Lexington; Chris Berry of Indianapolis, maternal great-grandparents, Kathy Campbell of Madison; Victor Young of Madison, Bill and Bonnie Zearing of Lexington; paternal great-grandparents Elmer and Carolyn O'Neal of Madison, Margaret and Herbert Berry of New Castle, Ky., maternal great-great-grandparents, Mary Payne of Lexington, Ione Howard of Clarksville; paternal great-great-grandmother, Helen Scott of New Castle, Ky..
    Funeral services were conducted  at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison on Sunday, August 23.
    Burial was in the Springdale Cemtery in Madison.
    Memorial contributions may be made in her memory at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be made at www.morgan-nay.com.
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