Rollings, C&P foreman, diesA private memorial...

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October 20, 1991

C. W. Rollings, C&P foreman, dies

A private memorial service for Charles "Bud" Wilson Rollings, a retired C&P installation and repair foreman who raised cattle in North Carolina, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Crowe's Mortuary in Rutherfordton, N.C.

Mr. Rollings died Wednesday on his farm in Rutherfordton after a tree he was cutting fell on him. He was 72.

The Baltimore native and graduate of Forest Park High School became interested in farming after spending summers on his uncle's farm in Harford County.

When he retired from the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. with 34 years service in 1973, Mr. Rollings and his wife, the former Bettie Anne Jones, moved from Millersville, where they kept a small herd of sheep, to the mountains of West Virginia.

When the snowy winters became too harsh for the retired couple, they moved to the small town of Rutherfordton in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.

For the past 13 years, the couple has been raising Texas Longhorn and Beefmaster cattle on their 120-acre property known as Triple "B" -- named after the three B's in the family -- Bud, Bettie and Bear, their 4-year-old Great Pyrenees dog.

In addition to his wife of 20 years, Mr. Rollings is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Gail Rollings of Laurel and Judith Ann Bierma of Clearwater, Fla.; a stepson, Michael Andrews of Concord, N.C.; a sister, Orma Coates of Cocoa, Fla.; and three granddaughters.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Stony Point United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 136, Church Street, Stony Point, N.C. 28678.

Nannie Lou Harper

Lived in Edgemere

Services for Nannie Lou Harper, a former resident of Edgemere, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Edgemere Baptist Church, 7601 North Point Road.

Mrs. Harper, who was 76, died Wednesday of Alzheimer's disease at a retirement home in Claxton, Ga.

A native of Claxton, the former Nannie Lou Tippins returned there in 1985.

She moved to Edgemere in 1938 after her marriage to John Lynn Harper, who died in 1983.

A charter member of the Lynch Point Improvement Association, she also was active in parent- teacher groups and as an adult leader of Brownies in the Girl Scouts.

Mrs. Harper is survived by her daughter, Marion E. Karwacki of Chester, the wife of Judge Robert L. Karwacki of the Court of Appeals; a sister, Mollie J. Brewton of Claxton; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the John L. Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Edgemere Baptist Church or to the Central Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's


Vivian V. Shepard

Hampden teacher

Vivian V. Shepard, a retired Hampden schoolteacher who taught fourth grade for 17 years, died of heart failure Tuesday at Fairhaven, a retirement community in Sykesville. She was 82.

Born in East Orange, N.J., the former Vivian Vincent was educated at Smith College before graduating with a bachelor of arts degree from the New Jersey College for Women in 1931.

She had been a homemaker for many years when she decided to enter teaching in 1955, after her three daughters were grown. At School No. 56, known as the Robert Poole Elementary School, in Hampden, she taught the fourth-grade class until she retired in 1972.

She still received Christmas cards from former students.

A former Roland Park resident, she was active in the Smith College Club of Baltimore, the Maryland Ornithological Society, the Women's Civic League of Roland Park and St. David's Episcopal Church.

Her marriage to John deBerard Shepard ended in divorce in 1945.

She is survived by three daughters, Elisabeth S. Knauff of San Francisco, Vivian S. Johnson of Austin, Texas, and Marguerite K. Shepard, M.D., of Indianapolis; a brother, Nicholas F. Vincent, M.D., of Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to Smith College Club of Baltimore, care of Mrs. Edward C. Park, 225 Coldbrook Road, Timonium 21093; the Fairhaven Resident Fund, care of Fairhaven, 7200 Third Ave., Sykesville 21784; or to St. David's Church, 4900 Roland Ave., Baltimore 21210.

Services were held Thursday at St. David's Episcopal Church in

Roland Park.

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