Octeavious S. Chisholm Sr., who had been a barber and an antiques dealer in South Baltimore, died Saturday of heart disease at the Loch Raven Veterans Hospital. He was 59.
Services for Mr. Chisholm were held yesterday at Nazarene Baptist Church, Harford Avenue and Biddle Street.
Mr. Chisholm had lived on Overland Avenue in the Lauraville section of northeast Baltimore since the 1970s.
He began operating his barbershop and his antiques shop, the Chisholm Odds and Ends Center, near his home in the 900 block of S. Hanover St. after moving to Baltimore in the mid 1950s.
Mr. Chisholm is survived by his wife, the former Mamie Lee Smith; four daughters, Sara Chisholm-Wilson of Blair, S.C., Jeannie Scott of Pikesville and Garnetta Young and Mellaire Chisholm, both of Baltimore; two sons, Octeavious S. Chisholm Jr. and Otacilius Leon Chisholm, both of Baltimore; three sisters, Janie Riddick of New York City, Mozella Brodgen of Arlington, Texas, and Willie Mae Sharp of Baltimore; two brothers, James Phillip Chisholm of Rock Hill, S.C., and Melvin Chisholm of New York City; and 13 grandchildren.