The Rev. Sumler E. Parran, who at 107 was Maryland's oldest veteran, died Friday at Bon Secours Hospital after a short illness. lived on Westwoo Avenue.
Services for Mr. Parran were being held today at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 3202 W. North Avenue.
Mr. Parran was a retired Social Security Administration employee and an evangelist who preached at churches in Baltimore and Southern Maryland.
He was born Dec. 10, 1883, in a house at Howard and Hamburg streets, beneath an old streetcar bridge -- the seventh son in a family of 15 children.