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Sunday, September 17, 2006
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Monday, September 18, 2006
2:00 PM

Orrie Newell Close, Jr. age 75 went to be with the Lord Thursday, September 14, 2006 at Pike Community Hospital. He was born October 28, 1930 to the late Orrie N and Lillian V. (Hoffman) Close, Sr. in New London, Ohio.
Orrie was a 1950 graduate of New London High for which he was one of their star football players. He was a brick mason for several years.
Orrie is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sally M. Close whom he married April 1, 1977; children, Karen (W.L.) Evans, Karol (Mark) Kidd, Kathy Cross, Ozzie Close, all of Florida, Rita (Jim) Lantz, Chester (Buddy) Close, both of Ray, Ohio, Orrie (Carolyn) Close, Orville (Butch) (Tina) Close of Michigan; eight step-children; sixteen grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren, several step grandchildren; brothers Oliver (Judy) Close, Orlie (Mick) Of Ohio, Orlando and Oren of Florida, and Oscar of Missourie, sister Patsey Toole of Alabama.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by an infant sister, sister Peggy Kuhlman and brother Orlo Close and one infant son.
Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2006 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with Robert Fulton officiating with burial in Byer Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2006 at the funeral home.
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