Havre, Montana         HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                           Friday, January 17, 1992

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RICHARD RAFTER

    HOGELAND -- Richard Rafter, 69, of South Hills, NC, and formerly of

Hogeland, died Saturday in Norfolk, VA.

    His ashes were scattered in Chesapeake Bay by an old friend from the

Norfolk Fire Department. He had been a member of that department for 27 years

before retiring.

    Born on April 10, 1923, in Harlem, he grew up on the family farm at

Hogeland, attended Wing School and graduated from Harlem High School in 1942.

He operated Rafter Transfer in Harlem before moving to Norfolk, VA. He drove

buses there before joining the fire department.

    After retiring, he and his wife, Dorothy, moved to South Mills, NC

    Survivors include his wife Dorothy of South Mills; a son Gary Rafter of

Norfolk, VA; a brother, Ordway "Bud" Rafter of Hogeland; and three sisters,

Garnet Sumner of Laneaux, VA, Grace Meitzel of Billings, MT and Molly Thronson

of Bellevue, WA.

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