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Monday, January 12, 2004

Ralph Jennings, 74, of Brazil, died at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

A Brazil resident since 1953, he was born Sept. 9, 1929, in Minisink, N.Y., the son of Ralph and Charlotte Williams Jennings, who have preceded him in death.

On July 2, 1953, he married Geneva Mae Wyndham in Brazil. She preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2003.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and had retired from Bemis in 1995, after 25 years of service.

Memberships included the American Legion Post 2 (he was active in the Color Guard) and VFW Post 1127. He enjoyed carpentry, gardening and mushroom hunting.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Winfield Jennings.

Survivors include two sons, Harold Hill of Clayton, Ind., and Don Jennings of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter, Mollie Shobe of Cloverdale; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Eugene Jennings and John Jennings, both of Port Jervis, N.Y.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lawson-Slack Funeral Home with visitation 9 a.m. until service time. Pastor Lyle Monnett will officiate. Burial will follow in Summit Lawn cemetery.

Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 2 and VFW Post 1127.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.lawson-slack.com.