FINKSBURG — Elizabeth Idella Robbins, 73, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles B. Robbins and the mother of the late Ronald Robbins. A retired nursing assistant, she had been employed by the state and in private nursing homes. She continued the work on a volunteer basis following her retirement. Survivors include daughters, Wanda Ahern of Garrett County and Patricia Mathis of Woodbine; sons, Francis Barth of West Virginia and Larry Welsh of Finksburg; sisters, Betty Welsh and Edna Hartsock of Walkersville, Doris Picket of Sykesville, Mary Meyers of Pennsylvania, Helen Covington of Sykesville and Katherine Harrison of Woodbine; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Carroll L. Sewell, 82, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Alice S. Sewell. Retired from Black and Decker Corp., he had worked as a machinist. In addition to his wife, survivors include sons, Arthur and Edward Sewell, both of Baltimore; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Vinard L. Franklin, 80, died Saturday at his home. He was the husband of the late Joyce Hill Franklin. A retired sheet metal worker, he was a member of the Westminster Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include a daughter, Betty McGee of Westminster; sisters, Rosa L. Calhoun of Millers and Alverta Fisher of Westminster; brother, J. B. Franklin of Florida; and three grandchildren.
Minnie L. Tyler, 66, died Monday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late George E. Tyler. Survivors include sons, Robert Williams of Frederick, Richard and Leon Tyler, both of Mount Airy; daughters, Beverly Lyles of Mount Airy, Betty Tyler of Germantown, Sylvia Dotson and Irene Byrd, both of Gaithersburg, and Minnie Tyler of Frederick; sister, Ida Smith of Germantown; 25 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Jean L. "Jake" Seipp, 62, died Monday at his Baltimore County home. He was the husband of Marian Tracy Seipp. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion. Self-employed as a carpenter, he worked in partnership with his brother-in-law, Sterling Thompson. Additional survivors include a daughter, Linda J. Markline of Randallstown; son, Richard K. Seipp of Stewartstown, Pa.; brothers, Paul Seipp of Hanover, Pa., George Seipp of Florida, John, Norris and Jack Seipp, all of Hampstead; sisters, Blanche Thompson of Upperco, Ethel Seipp of Reisterstown, Shirley Steger of Manchester, Eva Thompson, Lorretta Seipp, Beatrice Lamon and Geraldine Ruby, all of Hampstead; and three grandsons. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Mount Carmel Road. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m and 7 to 9 p.m. today at J. J. Hartenstein Mortuary, 24 Second St., New Freedom, Pa.
Dorothy Miles Jackson, 67, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Towson. She was the wife of Edward L. Jackson. A telephone operator, she had worked at The Sun. Additional survivors include daughters, Carol Mehaffie of York, Pa., and Joyce Moore of Sykesville; stepson, Edward L. Jackson Jr. of Essex; sister, Edith Burd of California; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home, Sykesville.
Rosemary C. Harris, 57, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the daughter of Ethel Kavalesky of Sykesville and the late Julian Kavalesky. She was the wife of Francis M. Harris Sr. Recently, she had retired from Westminster Bank and Trust Co., where she had been head teller. In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include a son, Francis M. Harris Jr. of Pikesville; daughter, Laura Inskeep of Taneytown; and one grandson. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Catholic Church, Westminster. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Haight Funeral Home, Sykesville.
James D. Fiscus, 73, a former resident here, died Monday at the Maple Farms Nursing Center in Akron, Pa. He was the husband of Jean Johnston Fiscus. A U.S. Army captain during World War II, he was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Before moving to Pennsylvania, he and his wife operated a mink farm in Taneytown. Additional survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen J. and Robert C. Pool of Virginia, and two granddaughters. Services are at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church, Duke and Orange streets, Lancaster, Pa., where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the services.