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• Oct 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM

April 15, 1935 April 19, 2007

NORWALK Orlie E. "Mickey" Close, 72, of Norwalk, died Thursday at Gaymont Nursing Center, in Norwalk, where he been a resident for the past 10 years.

He was born April 15, 1935 in New London to the late Orrie N. and Lillian Violet (Hoffman) Close. He had lived all is life in the New London and Norwalk area.

He graduated from New London High School and had been disabled since a 1954 train accident.

He is survived by a sister, Patsey Sue Toole of Alabama; brothers, Orlando Close of Apoka, Fla., Olliver Close of Nova, Oscar Close of Missouri and Oren Close of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grechen Close in 1997; a sister, Peggy Kulhman; and brothers, Orrie Close, Jr. and Orlo Thomas Close.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in Day Cemetery, New London.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Southern Care, 775 Lexington Ave., Suite M, Mansfield, Ohio 44907 or Gaymont Nursing Center Activity Fund, 66 Norwood Ave., Norwalk, Ohio 44857.

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