FINKSBURG — Thomas Norman Flater Sr., 74, died Feb. 19. He was the husband of Vivian Flater. A veteran of World War II, he received the Bronze Star and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had retired from The Sun. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Thomas N. Flater Jr. of Manchester, Richard W. Flater of Finksburg, Joseph D. Flater of Mount Airy, and Thomas Paul Flater of Germany; daughter, Molly Ann Wehrman of Littlestown, Pa.; sister, Hazel B. Manzer of California; brother, Francis H. Flater of here; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the PrittsFuneral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions to Carroll Hospice or the Reese Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Fund.
William E. Hammond, 67, died Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was the son of Marie Bollinger Hammond of Hagerstown and the late Wilton E. Hammond. He was the husband of Dorthy Dodd Hammond. During World War II, he was a member of the Navy Seabees. He was an assistant county solicitor in Baltimore County and maintained a private law practice in Towson and Reisterstown. He was formerly a zoning commissioner. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include a son, Gregory E. Hammond of Sykesville; a daughter, Leslie H. Fowble of Phoenix, Baltimore County; a sister, Elizabeth H. Parcell of Virginia; and five grandchildren.
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Ethel M. Winebarger, 74, died Thursday at her Baltimore County home. She was the wife of the late Charles C. Winebarger. Survivors include a son, C. Thomas Winebarger of Reisterstown; daughters, Wanda C. Kowdnic of here and Cheryl Anne Winebarger of Mount Airy; a brother, Russell C. Reter, and sister, Mary E. Dailey, both of here; and four grandchildren.
Irene I. Yates, 70, died Thursday at the Joseph Ritchey Hospice in Baltimore. She was the wife of the late William F. Yates and the mother of the late Irene and Joy Yates. She had been a sales clerk for Stewart and Co. Survivors include a son, William F. Yates of Greenbelt; a daughter, Patricia J. Buhl of Finksburg; a brother, Wally Saunders of Baltimore; a sister, Ruth Mansfield of Florida; a granddaughter; and a devoted friend, Frank Arner of Pennsylvania. The family requests memorial contributions to the hospice, at 820 N. Eutaw St.
Dorothy Mae Ely, 71, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the lateCharles Evans Ely. Retired from Springfield State Hospital Center, she had worked in the dietary department. Survivors include daughters,Dorothy M. Pickett of here and Elizabeth A. Plott of Hampstead; fivegrandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ruth Sturgis, 89, diedThursday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of thelate Paul Sturgis. Before her retirement, she had been a teacher. Surviving are a son, Charles P. Sturgis of Petersburg, Va.; sister, Lillian Jaeger of Catonsville; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Hazel Irene Miller, 84, died Monday at the Longview Nursing Home in Manchester. She was the wife of the late Edgar F. Miller and the mother of the late Doris Kipe. Surviving are daughters, Bernice Stitely of Taneytown and Alice Owensby of Arizona; sons, E. Kenneth Miller Jr., J. David Miller and Charles E. Miller, all of Westminster, and Richard F. Miller of Linwood; brothers, Truman E. and Harman Nusbaum, both of Westminster; sisters, Hannah M. Boone, Ruth Harman and Marguerite Nusbaum, all of Westminster; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wakefield Valley Bible Church, where she was a longtime member. The family requests memorial contributions to the church in care of Charles Hahn, P.O. Box 56, Union Bridge.
Raymond I. Costley, 95, died Saturday atBaltimore County General Hospital. He was the son of the late Alverta Myers Costley. Survivors include sons, Aubrey Costley of Baltimore,James and Howard Costley, both of Berrett, and Leon Costley of here;daughter, Josephine Robinson of Oldfield; brother, John W. Costley of here; sister, Helen Berry of Sykesville; 50 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fairview United Methodist Church in Taylorsville, where he was a member.