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Obituaries for 7/16

July 15, 2000

Obituaries for 7/16



William G. Mercer

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - William Glen Mercer, 92, of Charles Town, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Sept. 4, 1907, in Bluemont, Va., he was the son of the late William Earl and Iola Huff Mercer.

He retired after 44 years of service as an electrician with U.S. Steel Company at the Keystone Plant, Blair, W.Va.

He was a member of Trinity Gospel Assembly God Church, where he was a former deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir member.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Virginia Rickard Mercer; two daughters, Doris M. VanTol of Milan, Tenn., and Catherine H. Winchester of Charles Town; a son, William O. Mercer of Silver Spring, Md.; three sisters, Samantha Underwood of North East, Md., Katherine Blake of Amherst, N.Y., and Elizabeth Williams of Stow, Ohio; a brother, Jesse Mercer of The Plains, Va.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Glasscock and Emily Monroe; and a brother, Charles Mercer.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Gospel Assembly God Church, RR 09 West, Charles Town. The Rev. John Divico will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg,

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W. Va. 25401 or to Trinity Gospel Assembly God Church RR 06, Box 127-B, Charles Town, W. Va. 25414.

Margaret A. Hughes

WOLFSVILLE, Md. - Margaret Ann Hughes, 71, of Wolfsville, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at her home.

Born April 7, 1929, in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Daniel James and Catherine Miller McDonald.

Her husband, Ernest Earl Hughes, died in 1988.

She had worked for the Department of the Navy and later worked for Weight Watchers. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company and Myersville Volunteer Fire Company and Junior Fire Company. She was a member of Frederick County Landmarks Association, League of Women Voters, Historical Society, Frederick Garden Club, and Tuesday Ladies Club, and she was a docent at Rose Hill.

She is survived by twins, a daughter, Edith Hughes Rinehart of Wolfsville, and a son, E. Daniel Hughes of Walkersville, Md.; a sister, Frances Kilday of Stoughton, Mass.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Evelyn Gelinas McDonald and an aunt.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. Dorothy Commerford will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

The family will receive friends Monday and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles W. Morris Jr.

BRADENTON, Fla. - Charles "Charlie" William Morris Jr., 56, of Bradenton, died Friday, July 14, 2000, in Bradenton.

Born Oct. 6, 1943, in Soperton, Ga., he was the son of Charles W. Sr. and Jettie L. Morris of Bradenton.

He was a manager for Privett's Tree Service and Landscape Company of Ruskin, Fla.

He served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of Manor Church of the Brethren, Fairplay, Md.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion, Deborah Moore; a step-daughter, Jennifer Sicard of Bradenton; four sons, Allen Wayne Morris and Jeffrey Lynn Morris, both of Hagerstown, Ronald Lee Morris of Rockhill, S.C., and William Everret Morris of Frederick, Md.; a step-son, Richard Moore of Bradenton; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Brown and Sons Funeral Homes, 26th St. Chapel, 5624 26th St. W., Bradenton. Burial will be in Fogartyville Cemetery, Bradenton.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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