MORRIS — Harlow Mason Pickens, 86, of Morris, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at the N.Y.S. Veterans Home in Oxford.
He was born in the town of Morris on April 19, 1913, the son of Edwin and Achsa (Martin) Pickens.
He married Helen King on Sept. 3, 1933, in Nimmonsburg, Pa. Helen died in 1982.
Harlow worked as an auto mechanic with Smith-Ford of Norwich.
He was a member of the Morris American Legion Post 1135 and a member of the United Methodist Church of Morris. He was also the Morris corespondent for the "New Berlin Gazette" for many years. He was also remembered in the Butternut Valley for his artistic abilities with poetry.
Harlow is survived by a son, William Pickens of Morris; three daughters, Kathleen Marble of Florida, Linda Sorensen and her husband, Herbert, of Morris and Candace Bourn of Edmeston; two sisters, Daisy Pickens of Newark Valley and Rosamond Jenner of Oneonta; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Pickens; and two sisters, Lillian Lamb and Arlina Miles.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist Church in Morris, with the Rev. Kip Stratton officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillington Cemetery in Morris.
There will be no calling hours.
Those who wish are asked to donate to the Morris Emergency Squad in his memory.
Funeral arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 2, 1999.
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