Anne FellerHecht's assistant managerAnne Feller, who had...

December 29, 1993

Anne Feller

Hecht's assistant manager

Anne Feller, who had been an assistant manager at the former Hecht Co. store in Reisterstown Road Plaza, died Dec. 17 of cancer at her Randallstown home after an illness of several months. She was 72.

A native of Paterson, N.J., the former Anne Pantel was a 30-year resident of the Lochearn and Randallstown areas.

She began working for the Hecht Co. as a salesclerk in 1972, and became assistant manager in the company's thrift department during the late 1970s.

In the early 1980s, she started working for the Annie Sez boutique in the 9600 block of Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills. Illness forced her to become semi-retired in September, but she continued to work part time for the shop.

Mrs. Feller was an avid gardener and enjoyed reading nonfiction.

Services were held Dec. 19 at Oheb Shalom Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Irv Feller of Randallstown; a daughter, Ruth Cerreta of Owings Mills; a son, Steven Robert Feller of Berkeley, Calif.; and a sister, Doris Freed of Pompton Lakes, N.J.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Oncology Department of Northwest Hospital Center, 5401 Old Court Road, Randallstown 21133.

Ethel M. Neumann

Glen Burnie resident

Ethel M. Neumann, a homemaker, died of cancer on Christmas Day at her Glen Burnie home. She was 70.

Born in Baltimore, the former Ethel M. Lockard attended city schools.

Mrs. Neumann enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo and cards, and spending time with her family.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 9 a.m. today at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 7438 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Frank W. Neumann; two sons, Frank W. Neumann Jr. and David B. Neumann, both of Lynchburg, Va.; two daughters, Joan B. LaCoste of Ferndale and Delores M. Welch of Pasadena; two brothers, Wilton Lockard of Mahonoy, Pa., and Robert Lockard of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sisters, Annabelle Fitzgerald of Chambersburg, Pa., Madeline Ball of Westminster and Nancy Ford of Laurel; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville 21108.

Suzanne Hepworth

Florist shop worker

Suzanne Marie Hepworth, who had worked at the Petal Pusher florist shop in Linthicum and was an active member of the Civitan Club of Glen Burnie, died Sunday of encephalitis at the Chesapeake Manor Nursing Home in Arnold. She was 65.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., the former Suzanne Marie Sutton married and moved to Glen Burnie with her husband in 1966.

In 1976, she began working for the Card Mart in Harundale Mall, where she was a clerk for 15 years until the store closed in 1991. She then worked at the Petal Pusher shop until illness forced her to resign in October.

The 27-year resident of Glen Burnie enjoyed reading, shopping and spending time with her family as well as her volunteer work for the Civitan Club.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Roman Catholic Church, Ventnor and Mountain roads, Pasadena.

She is survived by a son, William Hepworth of Pasadena; a daughter, Susan I. Fye of Arnold, and two grandchildren.

Cynthia D. A. Payne


Cynthia Doreen Alton Payne, an educator who was told three days before her death she was to be named director of magnet schools in the Prince George's County system in February, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Baltimore's St. Agnes Hospital. She was 49.

Born in Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Payne moved with her family to Baltimore when she was 2. She was a member of Waymans African Methodist Episcopal Church and its senior choir and later formed the youth choir there.

A 1960 graduate of Western High School, she attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where she was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and graduated magna cum laude.

She was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

In 1965, she married Carroll Rayburg Payne and moved to Washington, where she obtained a master's degree in educational administration from Catholic University of America.

Mrs. Payne worked for the National Labor Relations Board before joining the Prince George's County school system. She taught at Oxon Hill Senior High School, was vice principal of Suitland High School and principal of Largo High School.

At Washington's Turner Memorial AME Church, she was a member of the college ministry and on the fund-raising and program committees.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church, 600 I St. N.W., Washington.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Payne is survived by her parents, William and Doris Alton of Baltimore; two sisters, Vera Ann Dillard of Reisterstown and Faith Roberson of Temple Hills; and two brothers, William Alton Jr. of Baltimore and Walter Alton of Arnold.

The family suggested memorial donations to the Children's Hospital National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Ave. N.W., Washington 20010.

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