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Ray Raleigh dies




Ray Raleigh, 80, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Partridge, died July 23 at Ephraim McDowell Hospital in Danville after a brief illness.

Born at Kingscreek, he was a Navy veteran of World War II, a minister, and a member of Masonic Lodge 754. He was employed for more than 40 years by U.S. Steel Corp. and Arch of Kentucky as a coal miner, mine foreman, and mine superintendent. After his retirement, he moved to a cattle farm in Mt. Vernon.

Raleigh was a son of the late Steve G. and Mary Jane Maggard Raleigh. He was the grandfather of the late Kyle Sturgill and Jamey Taulbee.

He was married to the late Betty Jo Whitson Raleigh, and after her death married Alice Cornett Raleigh, who survives him.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Glenda Pace and husband Tim, Brodhead; Charlotte Shirk and husband Ron, and Peggy Johnson and husband Danny, all of Mt. Vernon; Patty Sokolowski and husband Stanley, Cumberland; and Steve Cornett and wife Sandy, Georgetown; a brother, Robert Eugene Raleigh, Southington, Conn.; a sister, Patsy Nadine Craft, Morehead; a sister-in-law, Blanche Whitson, Danville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.


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