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January 13, 2014

Carl H. Drake, 88; New Albany

— Carl H. Drake, 88, New Albany, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Louisville. He was born in Brooks, Ky., and was an Army Veteran of World War II where he was a Prisoner of War.

He retired from the Hoosier Panel Co. after 46 years of service and was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3281, the Disabled American Veterans, AARP and the Fraternal Order of Police #99. He was preceded in death by his wife; Rebekah Drake; a granddaughter, Dawn Marie Drake; two great grandsons, two son-in-laws, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Stanley Drake and wife Lila, Roy W. Drake; two daughters, Carolyn Sue West, Becky Vaughn; eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and five great great


Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville. Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may go to the V.F.W. Post #3281.

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