Coryn "Fid" Hogan Merritt, 93 of Bedford, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at Oakwood Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1918 in Roanoke, a daughter of the late William Dove Hogan and Nona Brooks Wilson Hogan . She was also preceded in death by her husband Archie Lewis "Possum" Merritt, a son, Curtis Wayne Merritt, two brothers, C.J. Hogan & William C. Hogan, and a sister, Ruby Whitlock She is survived by two sons Ivan L. "Chappy" Merritt & wife Alice, and Wesley Gene Merritt & wife Debbie all of Bedford; a daughter, Sue Merritt Dunn & husband Larry of Salem; a daughter-in-law, Gloria G. Merritt of Lynchburg; grandsons, Christopher W. Merritt & wife Lori of Richmond, John W. Merritt & wife Melissa of Bedford, Brian G. Merritt & wife Liz of Bedford and Cory D. Dunn of Salem, granddaughter, Stephanie Meyer & husband Craig of Richmond, Great-Granddaughters, HayLee E. Merritt and Kristen N. Merritt, great-grandsons, Benjamin Meyer and Sam Merritt, Step Great-Grandson, David Bays, Brother-In-Law, J.W. Whitlock of Salem. The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11537, Alexandria VA 22312 or Carilion Hospice of Bedford, P.O. Box 688 Bedford VA 24523. The family wishes to thank Bedford County Nursing Home, Oakwood Health & Rehabilitation Center and Carilion Hospice of Bedford for the care extended to Fid. Funeral service was held on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wayne Murphy officiating. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2012