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James R. Mercer Obituary

James R. Mercer
Nov. 24, 1995

WELLSVILLE – James R. Mercer, 70, of Eighteenth Street Heights, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 1995, at the East Liverpool Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Wellsville Jan. 5, 1925, a son of the late Isaac Leonard and Fannie Hall Mercer.
He was employed as a foreman at the former I. M. Knowles China Co. in Newell. He also was employed 23 years at Titanium Metals in Toronto before retiring.
He served with the U. S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from Wellsville High School in 1943. He was a member of the Convenant Presbyterian Church, past president of the Southern Ruritan Club and a member of the Yellow Creek Grange
He is survived by his wife, Donna Pelley Mercer, whom he married June 17, 1946; four daughters, Mrs. George (Sherry) Buchheit of Follansbee, W. VA., Mrs. Glenn (Susan) Blanton of Toronto, Mrs. William (Sandra) Croskey of Wellsville, and Mrs. Jay (Shelly) Gaumer of Wellsburg, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Mercer; and four brothers, Nathaniel Mercer, Charles Mercer and Harry Mercer.
The Rev. Bob French of the church will conduct services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Roberts Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

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