Ernest J. WoodBowie horse trainerServices for Ernest J...


February 20, 1993

Ernest J. Wood

Bowie horse trainer

Services for Ernest J. Wood, a retired racehorse trainer and former restaurant owner, died Wednesday of heart failure at the Meridian Nursing Center-Corsica Hills in Centreville. He was 65.

Mr. Wood was born in the Anne Arundel County community of Fairhaven. His career in racing began in 1945 when he was a jockey at Eastern tracks. He switched to training in 1956. He owned the Harbor Inn in Deale in the 1960s. Returning to training after 10 years in the restaurant business, he made his headquarters at the Bowie Race Course until his retirement in 1987.

Services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Hardesty Funeral Home in Galesville.

He is survived by his wife, the former Camile Caltrider; a son, Gregory J. Wood of Chester; two brothers, Albert Wood of Annapolis and Irving Wood of Davidsonville; two sisters, Mary Lock of La Plata and Dorothy Ford of Annapolis; and three grandchildren.

Barbara D. McKoy

Postal clerk

Barbara D. McKoy, a retired postal clerk, died Wednesday of cancer at her home on Fairview Road in Woodlawn. She was 54.

She worked at the main post office in Baltimore before she retired in October.

The former Barbara D. Carroll was a native of Frederick who came to Baltimore as a child with her family. She graduated from Douglass High School and also studied at the Cortez Peters Business School before she went to work for the U.S. Postal Service.

Services were to be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Centerville near the Frederick County community of Urbana.

Mrs. McKoy is survived by her husband, James A. McKoy; two daughters, Deirdre D. Thomas of Randallstown and Karen M. Remaley of Owings Mills; a son, Robert A. McKoy of Owings Mills; her parents, John A. and Florence C. Carroll, both of Baltimore; a sister, Constance B. Wieland of Calvert, Md.; two brothers, John A. Carroll Jr. of Baltimore and James U. Carroll of Owings Mills; and a grandson.

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