FRANK W. BURKE SR., 87 Kentucky congressman

Frank Welsh Burke Sr., a former mayor of Louisville, Ky., and a Kentucky congressman and state representative, died Friday.


Mr. Burke started in Louisville city government working in the law department and eventually became the city's safety director. A Democrat, he later was elected to a seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

In 1958, Mr. Burke defeated incumbent Rep. John Robsion, a Republican, for a seat in Congress. He won a second term in 1960 by 221 votes but lost two years later to M.G. "Gene" Snyder.


In 1969, Mr. Burke ran for Louisville mayor and served for four years.

GEORGE MCCORKLE, 60 Musician, songwriter

George McCorkle, a founding member of the Marshall Tucker Band who wrote the Southern rock favorite "Fire on the Mountain," died Friday at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn., about 35 miles east of Nashville. He had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Mr. McCorkle wrote "Fire on the Mountain" in hopes it would be included on longtime friend Charlie Daniels' album of the same title. When Mr. Daniels ended up not using it, the Marshall Tucker Band put it on the album Searching For a Rainbow in 1975.