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March 03, 1993

James H. Barton Jr.


James H. Barton Jr., owner of the Barton Funeral Home in Centreville and Queenstown, died Friday at his Centreville home of an apparent heart attack. He was 64.

Mr. Barton bought the business, then known as Barton Brothers, in 1964 from two uncles who had started it in 1920.

Born in Easton but reared in Centreville, he was a 1945 graduate of Centreville High School and a 1947 graduate of the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.

After attending the University of Maryland, he graduated from the Eckles School of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia in 1954.

He was a former secretary and former board member of the Kent Island Yacht Club and a former president of the Centreville Lions Club. He was also a former member of the Maryland National Guard.

Services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Centreville United Methodist Church.

Mr. Barton is survived by his wife, the former Marion M. Morris; two sons, James H. Barton III and Morris T. Barton, both of Centreville; two sisters, Anna M. Thompson of Centreville and Roberta B. Seger of Easton; and two grandchildren.

Emily McGill Wilson

Fashion model, 93

Emily McGill Wilson, who started a 31-year modeling career at age 50, died Sunday at Sinai Hospital after a blood vessel burst.

Mrs. Wilson, who was 93 and lived in Old Northwood for many years, had been a resident of the Wesley Home for the past seven years.

Between the ages of 50 and 81, she modeled in the tea rooms of downtown department stores, in fashion shows and for photographers and television. She also was a soprano who was a soloist with the choirs of the Eutaw United Methodist Church, Grace United Methodist Church and at the Wesley Home.

The former Emily McGill was a native of Baltimore, where her father served as superintendent of schools. A graduate of Western High School, as a young woman she worked for what is now the USF&G Corp., where she met her husband, C. Reese Wilson. Mr. Wilson, who retired as an executive of Tongue Brooks & Co., died in 1985 after 63 years of marriage.

Services were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

She is survived by a daughter, Peggy W. Ruppersberger of the Thornleigh area; two grandsons, Charles A. Dutch Ruppersberger III of Cockeysville, chairman of the Baltimore County Council, and Reese Wilson Ruppersberger of Towson; a granddaughter, Carol Ruppersberger of Mays Chapel; and two great-grandchildren. Charles Emory Sullivan, a former assistant golf professional in the Baltimore area who was manager of the Walnut Pub at the Woods Resort in Hedgesville, W.Va., died Saturday of cancer at his home in Hedgesville.

Mr. Sullivan, 67, moved from Pikesville to Hedgesville in 1977 and helped oversee the construction of the resort.

Before moving to West Virginia, he had been assistant professional at the Mount Pleasant Golf Course and earlier at the Greenspring Country Club and the Woodholme Country Club.

Born in Pikesville and a graduate of the Franklin High School in Reisterstown, he served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded while serving in France.

Services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Loring Byers Funeral Home, 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown.

He is survived by a sister, Anna Mae Bernstein of Hedgesville, and many nieces and nephews.

John T. Young

Retired attorney

John T. Young, retired managing attorney in the Baltimore-Washington area for the Allstate Insurance Cos., died Sunday at the Manor Care Ruxton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of complications from a stroke.

He was 67 and had lived in Cockeysville for 26 years.

He retired in 1987 from the insurance post. He had done claims work for the company since 1952 in Atlanta and Roanoke, Va.

Born in Millinocket, Maine, he was a 1950 graduate of the University of Maine and a 1952 graduate of the George Washington University law school. He served in the Navy during World War II.

He was a member of the American Bar Association and local bar associations in the Baltimore-Washington area, and a former president of the Towsontowne Optimist Club.

Services for Mr. Young were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Lemmon-Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 10 W. Padonia Road, Timonium.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Quinlan, whom he married in 1947; two sons, Andrew J. Young of Franklin, Mass., and Ethan J. Young of Upperco; a daughter, Martha A. Young of Elkridge; and two granddaughters.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Marjory Ann Rubin, a former country club champion golfer, died Sunday of emphysema at Fallston General Hospital. She was 73 and lived in Bel Air.

She was a former champion of the Maryland Golf and Country Club and was a member of the Women's Golf Association of Maryland.

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