July 25, 1935
Dr. Marcellus Fuller
Former Trojan, Victim of Sudden Heart Attack
Retired Methodist Minister Passed Away at Beetree, N. C. Home. Burial to be In Troy. Dr. Marcellus B. Fuller, 68, former Trojan and brother-in-law of Mrs. J. C. Fullerton, Jr., Glen McKnight and Mrs. Frank McCullough of this city, died at his home in Beetree, N. C. near Ashville, of a sudden heart attack at 7:40 o'clock Sunday morning. Dr. Fuller was known to have had an ailing heart, and last November had resigned his pastorate in a Methodist church at Pittsburgh, which he had held for three years, on that account. He later revisited all the pastorates he had held in this state and while never having had a charge here, made a farewell (some words missing here due to crease in paper) Methodist church here, because of his connections in Troy. He had visited with relatives here over New Years day, then leaving for his winter home in Florida from which he removed to his summer home, Glen-Mark Pines, at Beetree, recently, where he died. His death was unexpected in spite of his ailment and comes as a shock to all who knew him in this city. Mr. Fuller was born near New Carlisle, 10 miles east of Troy, and spent his boyhood there. Later he attended Troy high school and was a graduate of the local institution. He attended Ohio Wesleyan university and from there began his ministerial career, holding pastorates in Manchester, Georgetown, Urbana, Lima, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. His service lasted 43 years. His Cleveland church was the largest English-language Methodist congregation in the world. Always, however, he maintained close touch with Troy and Miami county, and made frequent visits here. He often preached at the local church and was commencement speaker for the 1926 class of Troy high school. Surviving are two sons, Glen of Ft. Wayne and Mark of Cincinnati and five grandchildren. His widow, Mrs. Gertrude McKnight, a former Trojan, also survives him. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon 2 o'clock from the Central Methodist church in Ashville before starting to Troy for interment. The body arrived in Troy at 11:45 o'clock Thursday morning and funeral services are being held from the First Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, with Rev. J. L. Dungan in charge and burial in Riverside cemetery.
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