MERCER, Harlen

MERCER, Harlen, 95, of Barnesville died on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was born in New Cumberland, WV on April 28, 1918 to the late Nathan and Adelia (Wells) Mercer.

Harlen was an Army veteran, serving during WWII, and a member of the Assumption Church in Barnesville. He was also a member of L.O.O.M. of Wellsburg, WV, the Eagles in Follansbee, WV, Fiddlers Inn of Cadiz, BPOE 1699, a life member of VFW Post 2792 and American Legion Post 168, York Rite, Consistory, and was a Past Master of Friendship Lodge #89 F&AM.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Mercer; four brothers, Dewey, Alvin, Clarence and Ray Mercer; two sisters, Nevada Heffner and Virginia Haught; and step-son, Walter D. Jefferis.

He is survived by his step-son, Robert (Sandi) Jefferis of Barnesville; step-daughter, Donna (James) Lee; 10 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; seven step-great- great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sandra Jefferis of Mississippi; and sister-in-law, Edna Tipley of Cleveland.

Visitation will be on Monday, August 19, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. with a Masonic Service being held at 7 p.m. at Campbell- Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville.

VFW Belmont County Honor Guard will conduct a military service at the funeral home on Tuesday August, 20, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Assumption Church in Barnesville with Msgr. Mark Froehlich officiating. Burial will follow in Crestview Cemetery.