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Thelma Mae Berkey Merrill
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Birth: Nov. 6, 1920
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: May 12, 2004
Pocomoke City
Worcester County
Maryland, USA

Daughter of John Melvin Berkey & Genevieve Blanche Midgett. Wife of Paul Hope Merrill (ma. 17 May 1940).

POCOMOKE CITY -- Thelma "Pat" Berkey Merrill, 83, passed away at her Pocomoke City home Wednesday, May 12, 2004.

Born Nov. 6, 1920, in Norfolk, Va., she was a daughter of the late John M. and Jennie Midgett Berkey.

Mrs. Merrill loved gardening, reading, history and genealogy and will leave a tremendous void in the hearts of her family members to whom she was devoted.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Paul H. Merrill; two sons, Jack Merrill and his wife, Nona, of Gloucester, Va., Mike Merrill and his wife, Jane, of Parksley; and a daughter, Thelma Merrill of Westover; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holloway Melson Funeral Home in Pocomoke City, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Thomas J. Wall will officiate. Interment will follow in Bethany United Methodist Cemetery in Pocomoke City.

If desired, contributions may be made in her memory to the Children's Hospital of The Kings Daughter's, PO Box 2156, Norfolk, Va. 23501-9873; or the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Arrangements are being handled by Holloway Melson Funeral Home, 103 Linden Ave., in Pocomoke City. Visit

Published in The Daily Times (Salisbury, MD), Friday, May 14, 2004
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  John Melvin Berkey (1895 - 1975)
  Genevieve Blanche Midgett Berkey (1899 - 1963)
  Paul Hope Merrill (1920 - 2007)
  Michael Wayne Merrill (1944 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery
Pocomoke City
Worcester County
Maryland, USA
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Record added: May 30, 2009
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