S. Preston HipsleyRetired GPO official, 97S. Preston...


September 18, 1993

S. Preston Hipsley

Retired GPO official, 97

S. Preston Hipsley, retired assistant executive officer and director of personnel at the Government Printing Office in Washington, died Sept. 12 of kidney failure at Fairhaven, the Sykesville retirement community where he had lived for about five years.

The 97-year-old former North Baltimore resident retired in 1960 after working at the printing office since 1941. He earlier served as a job training and education supervisor for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

A native of Baltimore and a 1915 graduate of the Polytechnic Institute, Mr. Hipsley attended Columbia, Wisconsin and the Johns Hopkins universities before earning a law degree at the University of Maryland in 1929. He served in France with the Army during World War I.

His wife, the former Helen Virginia Weber, died in 1976; his daughter, Helen Virginia Colfelt, died in 1983.

He is survived by two grandsons, William L. V. Colfelt and John David Colfelt of Westminster; a granddaughter, Virginia E. Arthur of Ames, Iowa; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were private. The family said that memorial contributions could be made to the Fairhaven Residents Assistance Fund. Lillie Hodge, who worked in a necktie factory for many years, died Monday of heart disease at St. Agnes Hospital.

The 55-year-old Baltimore resident retired from Schreter Neckwear Co. in 1984 because of ill health.

A native of Summerton, N.C., the former Lillie Bennett was a graduate of the Scotts Branch High School there and moved to Baltimore in the late 1950s.

She was a member of the Jones Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2100 W. Baltimore St., where services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by her husband, Enoch Hodge; a daughter, Bridget Hodge of Woodlawn; a son, Dennis Hodge of Baltimore; her mother, Hattie Gerow of Summerton; five sisters, Peggy Felder and Delois Gerow of Baltimore, Annette Frank and Mary Gerrell of Summerton, and Willa Mae Starks of New York City; six brothers, Roosevelt and Leanis Gerow of Miami, James Gerow of Baltimore, Eugene Lemonn of Buffalo, N.Y., LeVern Gerow of Summerton and Appeal Gibson of Panama City, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

William M. Herin

Truck driver

William M. Herin, 40, a truck driver, died Wednesday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital Center.

He moved to Randallstown in 1990 and was employed by D&G Containers Inc. at the time of his death.

He was born in Little Rock, Ark., and moved to Alexandria, Va., when he was 11. He received his education there, graduating from high school in 1970. He served in the Air Force from 1971 to 1972 as a mechanic stationed in Las Vegas. After his discharge, he became a truck driver.

He married the former Debbie Browning, and the couple divorced last year.

A memorial service was set for 2 p.m. today at the Colonial Baptist Church, 4619 Old Court Road, in the Pikesville area.

He is survived by a son, Kenneth D. Herin, and two daughters, Frances Herin and Brittany Ann Herin, all of Alexandria; his mother, Lucille C. Herin of Randallstown; a brother, James R. Herin of Woodbridge, Va.; two sisters, Beverly Cason of Baltimore and Janice Williams of Little Rock, Ark.; and friend, Jackie Tracey of Baltimore.

Julia E. Hanby


Julia E. Hanby, a bookkeeper for the North Baltimore Center, died Wednesday of cancer at the Manor Care Ruxton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

The 62-year-old Pikesville-area resident had worked at the center, a psychiatric outpatient clinic for about seven years. Previously, she lived and worked for five years in Mentor, Ohio. Earlier, she lived in Severna Park from 1963 until 1969 and then for a year in Timonium.

The former Julia E. Savage was a native of Erie, Pa., and a 1949 graduate of the Mill Creek High School there and a 1954 graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

While in Severna Park, she became a member of the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Pasadena United Methodist Church. Services were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Dean W. Kriner Funeral Home in Benton, Pa.

She is survived by a son, Mitchell L. Hanby of Fall River, Mass.; a sister, Janet Cornell of Mentor; and a niece.

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