CARROLLTON — Oneida Sykes Blizzard, 80, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Roscoe H. Blizzard. Survivors include sons Evan L. and Charles L., both of Westminster, and Morrell E.Sr. of Upperco; sisters Erma Harmon of Westminster and Vivian Stephan of Finksburg; brother Marvin Sykes of West Virginia; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family requests memorials toPatapsco United Methodist Church.
Mary Margaret Herbert, 75, a native of Baltimore, died Oct. 19 ather home. She was the wife of the late George A. Herbert. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include daughters Sylvia Beckwith of Westminster and Colette Henneberry of here; severalgrandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
HarryFrederick Schaefer, 76, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Bertha Brilhart Schaefer. A self-employed farmer and developer, he had been a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. In addition to his wife, survivors include a sister, Mary Etta Beasman, and a brother, Edgar L., both of Reisterstown. The family requests memorial donations to St. Mark's United Church of Christ,where he was a member for more than 50 years.
Thelma B. Fitch, 94, who lived at Fairhaven here for two years before moving to a retirement community in Hockessin, Del., died Oct. 20 in Delaware of congestive heart failure. The former Thelma Buffingtonwas married for 64 years to Edgar K. Fitch, who died in 1981. A volunteer worker for the Red Cross during World War I, she was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation. She is survived by her grandson, Edward Louis Gill III of Wilmington, Del., and a great-grandson.
Robert L. Pickett, 59, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Shirley M. Pickett. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a memberof the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and a charter member of the Moose Lodge here. He had worked at Springfield Hospital Center and for the Woodstock Job Corps Center. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons Gary, Mike and Tom, all of here; daughter Brenda Hanrahan of here; brothers Raynard of New Windsor, Richard of here, Norman of Aberdeen and Carl of Annapolis; sisters Margaret Golliday of Florida and Alice Logue of Westminster; and four grandchildren. The family requests donations to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Anita B. Laurion, 66, formerly of here, died Wednesday at her home in Connellsville, Pa. A native of Cranford, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Norman and Hilda Jordan Wilson. The wife of Leroi G. Laurion, she is also survived by her sons, Daniel of Connellsville,Russell of Parkville, Baltimore County and Gregory of Westminster; daughter Gayle Fowler of Monkton, Baltimore County; brothers Ellsworthand Homer Wilson, both of New York; sister Ruth Haughe of Stittsville, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Brooks Funeral Home, 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Pa. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to the time of services tomorrow.
Yvonne Elizabeth Hammond, 55, a member of First Assembly of God, died Thursday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Baltimore County, after an extended illness. Retired in 1987 from the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills, Baltimore County, she formerly was a member the Union Street United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Roman and Melva Magruder Brown. The wife of Murton P. HammondJr., she is also survived by her children, Lisa Tarter and Anthony Hammond, both of Baltimore, Glenn of Martinsburg, W.Va., Vicki of Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Ronald Hammond and Yvette Camphor, both of Westminster, and Timothy of Camp Springs, Prince George's County; four granddaughters; and one grandson.
Clara Lamore Zile, 95, a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church, died Thursday at the Golden Age Guest Home in Winfield. A native of New Windsor, she was the daughter of the late Franklin D. and Fannie K. Hooper Zepp. The wife of the late Zoland Z. Zile Sr., she is survived by her daughter, Evelyn E. Alwine of New Oxford, Pa.; son Zoland Z. Zile Jr. of Westminster.