G. Gilbert Hesson
G. Gilbert Hesson, a retired sergeant from the Baltimore County Police Department, died of throat and bone cancer Saturday at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was 71.
Services will held be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Loring Byers Funeral Home, with internment at the Druid Ridge Cemetery.
A Baltimore County policeman for 22 years, Mr. Hesson retired as a sergeant from the Garrison district in 1969 after serving at Woodlawn and Pikesville. During World War II, he served in the Sparrows Point Police Department.
Mr. Hesson had a love of cars, which he traced to his childhood; his parents, George and Eva Hesson, owned the Pikesville Speedway.
He is survived by Dorothy Hesson, his wife of 50 years; three daughters, Lana Carey of Pikesville, Cheryl Caldwell of Severna Park and Kim Leidig of Winfield; and five grandchildren.
Owned auto repair shop
Wilbur "Buddy" Clayton, the retired owner of an auto repair shop in Long Green, died from complications of prostate cancer last week at the home of his adopted daughter, Bettie Hofmeister. He was 88.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Long Green Church of the Brethren, with burial in the adjacent cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the church at 10 a.m.
Mr. Clayton was a resident of Long Green for more than 50 years.
Besides his daughter, survivors include his wife of 68 years, the former Anna Currens; three granddaughters; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Long Green Church of the Brethren, Long Green Road, Long Green, Md. 21092 or the Tri-Home Hospice, P.O. Box 240, Forest Hill, Md. 21050.