Mary Belch

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Daily Press
May 17, 1962

Mrs. Mary Brooks Belch, 81, of 326-64th St., Newport News, died Tuesday in Riverside Hospital after a short illness.

Wife of the late Thomas R. Belch, she was a Peninsula resident for the past 70 years. She was a charter member of First Christian Church, member of Newport News Woman’s Club, YWCA and Pioneer Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. H. B. Walker, Jr., Mrs. Douglas C. Petty and Mrs. Eugene F. Hughes, all of Newport News; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Moore and Mrs. L. G. Bigger, both of Newport News, and Mrs. Lee Fergersson of Richmond, 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Christian Church with the Rev. Raymond E. Oliver, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family will be at the home of the daughter, Mrs. H. B. Walker, Jr., 901 River Road, Newport News.