Merie Earle, Actress, Dies;Maude Gormley on 'Waltons' UPI Published: November 9, 1984
GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 5— Merie Earle, who played Maude Gormley on ''The Waltons'' television series and appeared in many feature films and TV commercials, died Sunday of uremic poisoning, according to her agent.
She was 95.
Miss Earle moved to Hollywood from Ohio in 1952 with her husband to be near their daughter, now deceased.
Miss Earle, who died at the Verdugo Hills Hospital here, was recovering from Oct. 15 surgery for cancer of the colon, said her agent, Evelyn Schultz.
The actress sang with a group of the elderly in a Pacific Telephone ''reach out and touch someone'' commercial. She also did commercials for Shakey's Pizza.