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Obituaries for March 2, 2010

Donald R. Crozier

Services for Donald R. Crozier, of Elyria, Ohio, are 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 3, at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio, with burial inRidgeville Cemetery, where the VFW Post 1079 will conduct fullmilitary honors. The Rev. Christina Kukuk, pastor of FirstCongregational United Church of Christ will officiate.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home, andon Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.

Mr. Crozier, 94, died Feb. 27, 2010, at Wesleyan Village. He wasborn in Bellaire, Ohio, to Richard and Mary Crozier. He resided inElyria for more than 70 years.

A graduate of Elyria High Class of 1935, he attended ElyriaBusiness College. Mr. Crozier was a sergeant in the U.S. Army,serving during World War II. He worked as personnel manager forRidge Tool Company, retiring in 1978 after 35 years. He was a veryactive member of First Congregational United Church of Christ,Elyria. He taught Sunday school, was a former member of the boardof trustees and chairmen of the board of deacons. Mr. Crozier was amember of Frank Harmon Masonic Lodge 663, and enjoyed golfing anddoing crossword puzzles.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Florence; hisbrothers, Wilbur Henry and Paul Edgar Crozier; and sister, MarionWickham.

Survivors are his son, Craig A. (Linda) Crozier, of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Karen (Arnie) Warkall, of Sugarcreek, Ohio; his brother,Gilbert Crozier, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and his fivegrandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The Wesleyan Village 807West Avenue, Elyria or the First Congregational United Church ofChrist 330 2nd St., Elyria, Ohio 44035.

For further information or to send an online condolence, pleasevisit www.davidbognerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Hilda Rae May Douglas

Services for Hilda Rae May Douglas, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Wednesday, March 3, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel,with burial in Rosehill Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Douglas, 89, died Feb. 28, 2010, at Brookmanor Golden LivingCenter. She was born on Oct. 2, 1920, to Dudley Thomas May and EulaGertrude Brown May.

She was a retired supervisor with Stahl-Urban. She was a member ofAdams Methodist Church, and attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.She was a member of the Sew What Sewing Club and Pleasant HillWidows Club.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Horatio B.Douglas; her brothers, James May and Winfred May; her sisters, MayLouise May, Lavelle Lewis, Thelma Wells, Imelda Johnston andMildred Reeves.

Survivors are her son, Charles Ray Lofton, and wife Phyllis, ofBrookhaven; her sister, Eula Fay Hancock, of Bogue Chitto; and hergrandchildren, Della Elizabeth Lofton, of Chicago, Ill., AmyNichole Greene, of Douglasville, Ga., and Charles “Shorty” Lofton,and wife, Michelle, of Brookhaven; her great-grandchildren,Garrett, Morgan, Cole, and Lily Grace, of Brookhaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made toBrookmanor Golden Living Center, 519 Brookman Drive, Brookhaven, MS39601, and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 2305Pleasant Hill Drive, Bogue Chitto, MS 39629.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visitriverwoodfamily.com and click on her name to leave a comment.