William E. Wright Jr.Intelligence specialistServices for...


March 31, 1992

William E. Wright Jr.

Intelligence specialist

Services for William E. Wright Jr., an Army officer captured by the Germans in World War II and a civilian military intelligence specialist for the Army, will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow in a chapel at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Mr. Wright, 70, died Saturday of cancer at his home on Stonewall Road in Catonsville.

He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in 1966.

He had enlisted in 1940. After completing Officers Candidate School, he was an infantry officer in Italy and Southern France before being captured by the Germans in 1944. He was a prisoner in Poland and in Germany and was released the next year. He became a military intelligence officer before serving in the Korean War.

His decorations included the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster.

He was secretary and former exalted ruler of the Catonsville Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. He had been a committee chairman in the state organization of the Elks and headed its South-Central District.

Born in Nashville, Tenn., he attended Peabody College for Teachers, now part of Vanderbilt University, before joining the Army.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian Lockett; a daughter, Lillian Sue Wright Schadle of Fayetteville, Ga.; a son, William Stewart Wright of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Kilgore and Helen Maxon, both of Nashville, and Dorothy Farris of Washington; and two grandsons.

Virginia A. West

Active in civic groups

Services for Virginia A. West, who lived in Baltimore from the late 1930s to the early 1950s and was a Pennsylvania and Florida resident before moving to Timonium in 1988, will be held at 5 p.m. today at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 10 West Padonia Road in Timonium.

Mrs. West, who was 80, died Sunday of kidney failure at the Manor Care Ruxton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She lived on Chetwood Circle in Timonium.

After leaving Baltimore in the 1950s she lived in Hollidaysburg, Pa., where she became active in the Daughters of the Nile, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Elks Club. She also lived in Tampa, Fla., for a time.

Mrs. West played bridge weekly for many years.

The former Virginia Agee was a native of Roanoke, Va. Her first husband, William D. O'Brien, died in 1945.

She is survived by her husband, David H. West; a daughter, Virginia Carol O'Brien of Timonium; and a brother, B. F. Agee of Tampa.

Helen P. Hance

Hospital volunteer

Services for Helen P. Hance, who was active in volunteer and church work, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick, where she lived.

Mrs. Hance, who was 94, died Sunday after a heart attack at her home.

She had been a volunteer worker in the gift shop at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Altar Guild at St. Paul's Church.

The former Helen Parran, a native of Lusby, was educated there before attending what is now Towson State University.

Her husband, Benjamin Hance, a lawyer in Prince Frederick, died in 1953.

She is survived by a son, Y. D. Hance of Prince Frederick; a sister, Ella Mae Woodward of Atlanta; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Paul's Church.

Gahring Price Harper

Teacher, volunteer

Gahring Price Harper, a native of Glyndon who taught school and was a volunteer hospital fund-raiser in West Chester, Pa., died Friday at her home in Bensalem, Pa., of heart failure.

Mrs. Harper, who was 88, was a graduate of Friends School in Baltimore and, in 1925, of Swarthmore College, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. In the 1940s, she taught at Friends School in West Chester, where she was also a volunteer fund-raiser for the Chester County Hospital. After moving from West Chester to Lancaster, Pa., she was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and the Towne Club.

Her husband of 47 years, John C. Harper Jr., died in 1968; her brother, T. Rowe Price, who headed the investment counseling firm and investment funds that bear his name, died in 1983, and a sister, Mildred P. Moore of Baltimore, died in 1976.

Mrs. Harper is survived by two sons, John C. Harper III of Tiburon, Calif., and James W. Harper of Spring House, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Private services were held Sunday

Frederick Flanagan

Truck driver

Services for Frederick Joseph Flanagan, 27, an independent truck driver, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington St., Royersford, Pa.

Mr. Flanagan, who had lived for more than 10 years in the Glen Burnie area, died Friday at North Arundel Hospital after a heart attack.

Born in Phoenixville, Pa., he lived in Germany and in several communities in this country while his father, Ralph Alton Flanagan of Glen Burnie, served in the Army.

He was a graduate of Andover High School in Linthicum.

Besides his father, he is survived by his fiancee, Tracy Petrecca of Glen Burnie; a son, Frederick Joseph Flanagan Jr. of Glen Burnie; a daughter, Alexis Flanagan of Glen Burnie; a brother, Kevin W. Flanagan, also of Glen Burnie; and a grandmother, Helen Miller Boronski of Pottstown, Pa.

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