June 29, 1985
NEWELL – Norman Mercer, 74, of 2250 Congo Rd., died Friday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hospital after a long illness.
He was born April 19, 1911, in Congo, W.Va., a son of John J. Mercer and Eva Lee Mercer.
Mr. Mercer retired in 1973 from Homer Laughlin China Co. after 20 years as a slipmaker.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Mercer, at home; a son, Norman Mercer of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Donna) Childs of Congo; a sister, Mrs. Wilda Reed of Toronto; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned at Locust Hill Cemetery at noon Monday with Mitch Nixon, his nephew, offering the eulogy.
The Arner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.