From the Canton Repository, Jan 29, 1995:
Merle C. Mottice, age 75, died Friday at his home. He was born in Waynesburg, moving to Florida 24 years ago. Member of Faith Presbyterian Church of Palm Springs. He was the co-owner of Casper & Mottice Floor Covering. Survived by his wife, Marie of the home; daughter, Susan Humprheys of Park City, UT; sisters, Mary Stratton of Waynesburg and Ruth Garster of Canton; brother, Robert of Smithville. Preceded in death by brothers, Arnie, Don and Jeff and sister, Helen. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 4, 1995 at 3 p.m. in the Karlo & Sons Funceral Home with Dr. Arthur Stephenson of Faith Presbyterian Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hernando Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667 or Faith Presbyterian Church of West Palm Beach, FL.