- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 17, 2004

C. Hardaway Marks, 83, retired lawmaker

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — Former state Delegate Charles Hardaway Marks died Nov. 13 after a lengthy illness. He was 83.

Mr. Marks served in the House of Delegates from 1962 through 1991. A Democrat who represented the 64th District, he was second in seniority and chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee when he retired.

He also was a member and past chairman of the Corporations, Insurance and Banking Committee, and he served on the Privileges and Elections Committee and the Rules Committee.

Mr. Marks was a founding partner of the Marks & Harrison law firm and was a member of the Virginia State Bar for 50 years. In 1987, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

He attended public schools in Hopewell and graduated from Wake Forest University. He attended Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

A retired captain in the Marine Corps, he was wounded in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart.

He is survived by his wife, Archibald Davis Andrews Marks; a daughter, Martha Dare Marks of Alexandria; a son, Charles Harrison Marks of Prince George; two brothers; and a granddaughter.

A Masonic service will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at First Baptist Church in Hopewell, with burial in Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens.

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