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Michael D. Prather

Michael David Prather, 45, Charlestown, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 2:30 a.m. at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Minnesota after a five-year battle with leukemia.
The son of Paul David Prather of Sellersburg and Marilyn Chastain Prather of Jeffersonville, he was a 1981 graduate of Silver Creek High School, a 1983 graduate of an electronics school in Louisville, a former employee of Wang electronics in Chicago and Frankfort, Ky., employed as a splicer for AT&T and a member of Hamburg Church of Christ.
Survivors besides his parents include his wife, Patricia A. Prather; three sons, Mathew Paul Prather, Steven D. Lawson Jr. and Joseph M. Lawson; a brother, Eric Kent Prather of Greenville; and a sister, Jan Michele Rios of Jeffersonville.
Funeral: Monday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment at Silver Creek Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Hamburg or Sellersburg Church of Christ.