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Charles Mouser Retired Lecturer Succumbs at 75

CREWE, Feb. 19 – Charles Alvin Mouser, nationally known lecturer and editor, died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 in a Richmond hospital following a brief illness. He was 75.

A resident of Nottoway County, he was a native of Wapella, IL. He served in the U.S. Army and was a paratrooper in Korea from 1952 to 1954. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was a former school teacher and grade school coach. He attended Illinois College and Eureka College. He taught art at the Art Institute in Columbus, GA, and handwriting at the Perry Business School also in Columbus. In 1953 he was voted the nation's most expert penman by the Zaner-Bloser Penmanship College in Ohio.

For years he spoke to press associations and businessmen across the country and he was known for his ability to detect business trends far ahead of most. He was considered an authority on newspaper and print advertising. He was Editor and Publisher of the Mouser Report, a monthly newsletter for the business world.

He retired in 1994 and devoted much of his time to helping friends and enjoying being a country gentleman.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Mouser of Crewe; son, Dwayne Mouser of Burkeville; two daughters, Carrie M. Gravely of Petersburg and Christie Mouser of Blackstone; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Virginia.