.Woodrow DykesRetired engineerServices for retired...


August 19, 1991

.Woodrow Dykes

Retired engineer

Services for retired engineer Woodrow "Pop" Dykes will be a1 p.m. today at the Dulaney Valley Home of Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Inc. at 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

Mr. Dykes died Friday from complications of scleroderma and a stroke at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. He was 78.

A native of Rogersville, Tenn., he moved to Baltimore in 1938. In 1972, he retired after 33 years as a stationary engineer at High's Dairy Inc. Mr. Dykes was a life member of the Masonic order, Oriental Lodge #158 AF & AM.

A daughter, Carole Morse, died in March. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rose B. Dawson of Freeland; one daughter, L. Jeanne Bowman of Freeland; two sons, W. Scott Dykes of Freeland and Robert G. Dykes of Carney; a sister, Ora Bullion of Baltimore; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Rock Church, 1607 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, Md. 21234, or the Scleroderma Foundation of Greater Washington, D.C. Inc., P.O. Box 10355, Alexandria, Va., 22310.

Ruth A. Hagelgans


A graveside service for Ruth A. Hagelgans, a homemaker whlived in the Baltimore area for many years, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Parkwood Cemetery, 3310 Taylor Avenue.

Mrs. Hagelgans, who was 91, died Aug. 6 at the Cathedral Village retirement community in Philadelphia, where she had lived for 11 years.

Born in Anne Arundel County and educated on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the former Ruth Saunders was married in 1922 to Edward Hagelgans. Her husband, a salesman, died in 1975.

Mrs. Hagelgans was active in making flower arrangements in a club in Baltimore's Northwood community, where she lived for 35 years on Roundhill Road. She also was a member of the old North Avenue Methodist Church and of the Eastern Shore Society.

Surviving are a son, Edward Hagelgans Jr. of Wayne, Pa.; a daughter, Ruth Ann Carter of Little River, S.C.; six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggests donations to the Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19128.

James Lyle Beauchamp, 74, retired USF&G manager, dies

Memorial services for James Lyle Beauchamp, a USF&G Co. employee and executive for 47 years, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Providence United Methodist Church, 1318 Providence Road, Towson.

Mr. Beauchamp, a resident of Towson, died Friday of congestive heart failure at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 74.

The Baltimore native went to work for the Fidelity and Guaranty Fire Co., later the United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co., as an office worker in 1934 after graduating from high school.

He worked more continuous years at the company than any other employee and retired in 1982 as assistant secretary of the corporation and eastern regional claims manager.

Mr. Beauchamp was known to his friends as "Uncle Lyle." He was a longtime member of the Grachur Club, a Christian men's group that does charitable work. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America, which awarded him a 50-year service award. He was a board member of the Providence United Methodist Church and a member of the Maryland Bar Association, among many other groups.

Mr. Beauchamp was a graduate of Baltimore City College and the University of Baltimore School of Law.

In World War II, Mr. Beauchamp served in the Burma-India theater of operations as a special agent for the Army Counter Intelligence Corps.

He and his wife, Mildred Roth Beauchamp, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Beauchamp is survived by two daughters, Susan Asher of Indianapolis, Ind. and Joy Beauchamp of Cockeysville; three sons, James L. Beauchamp Jr. of Towson, Charles Harry Beauchamp of Jamestown, R.I., and Edward L. Beauchamp of Uniontown, Va.; a sister, Dorothy V. Taylor of Towson; a brother, Edward L. Beauchamp of Pikesville; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

The family suggested memorial contributions be made to the Grachur Club, P.O. Box 9710-Eudowood, Towson, Md., 21204, or the Providence United Methodist Church, 1318 Providence Road, Towson, Md., 21204.

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