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Julia 'Judy' Merritt Faile

FORT MILL -- Mrs. Julia "Judy" Merritt Faile, 75, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Estelle's House in Ocala, Fla.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at Unity Cemetery, with the Rev. Dan Griffin officiating.

Born in Fort Mill, S.C., Mrs. Faile was a daughter of the late Gus Robert Merritt and Mary Cordelia Wright Merritt. She was a member of South Ocala Baptist Church, where she was the church clerk. Mrs. Faile and her husband raised many foster children.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Atmer Erne Faile; her sons, Kevin Faile of Inman, S.C., and Henry Faile of Ocala, Fla.; her daughters, Mary Cauthen of Broken Arrow, Okla., Karon Hagenhoff of Ocala, Fla., and Sandra Hutchinson of Albany, Ga.; her brothers, Robert E. Hammond and Donald L. Hammond, both of Rock Hill, S.C., and William J. Hammond of McConnells, S.C.; her sister, Johngie Merritt Doll of Montverde, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Brian Faile and a sister, Betty Jean Merritt McAllister.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Wolfe Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to South Ocala Baptist Church, 2907 SE 52nd St., Ocala FL, 34480.

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