Franklin L. Smith Sr.Worked at GM plantFranklin L. Smith...

January 07, 1994

Franklin L. Smith Sr.

Worked at GM plant

Franklin L. Smith Sr., a retired autoworker and security guard, died Saturday of kidney failure at Sinai Hospital. The Govans resident was 62.

Known as "Smitty," Mr. Smith went to work at General Motors Corp.'s Broening Highway plant in 1953 and retired in 1984. He then was a campus security guard at Loyola College from 1985 until he retired again last May.

Born in Sandtown in West Baltimore, he attended city schools and was a 1949 graduate of Douglass High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and was discharged in 1953.

He was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church and the Prince Hall Masons, Mount Moriah Lodge 56. He had held several offices in United Auto Workers Local 239.

Services were held yesterday at Mount Moriah Baptist Church and graveside services were set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, 11501 Garrison Forest Road.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, the former Doreatha Davenport; four sons, Charles T. Smith, Franklin L. Smith Jr., James Smith and Micael Smith; and four daughters, Louise Barnett, Francine Robinson, Michelle Lee and Ruth Thomas. All are of Baltimore. Other survivors include his mother, Laura Tilghman of Baltimore; three brothers, Elmer Tilghman of San Antonio, and Harry G. Harcum and Lester O. Harcum, both of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Lillian Anna Paul

Hochschild Kohn retiree

Lillian Anna Paul, a retired sales clerk for Hochschild Kohn & Co., died Monday of heart failure at the Meridian Nursing Center-Severna Park. She was 99.

She moved from West Baltimore to Severna Park 28 years ago. She retired more than 30 years ago after working for nearly 50 years in the men's and boys' departments of the department store chain's downtown and Edmondson Village stores.

The former Lillian Anna Helstein was a native of Baltimore. Her husband, William Henry Paul Jr., died in 1958.

She was a member of Pasadena United Methodist Church and did volunteer work at the Park Avenue Lodge, a residence for young women.

Services were set for 10 a.m. today at the Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

L Her survivors include a son, W. Gibson Paul of Severna Park.

Joseph W. Remines

Crofton student, 13

Joseph W. Remines, a 13-year-old Crofton Middle School student, died Monday at Children's Hospital in Washington of injuries received in an automobile accident the day before on Bottner Road in Gambrills.

The eighth-grader, who lived in Gambrills, was a native of Baltimore who earlier attended Crofton Woods Elementary School.

He played soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse in programs run by the Crofton Athletic Council and HEROS Lacrosse of Anne Arundel County.

He was a former Cub Scout and member of the Webelos, the classification between Cub Scout and Boy Scout.

Services were to be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Community United Methodist Church, 1690 Reidel Road in Crofton.

He is survived by his parents, Irene Joy and James William Remines Jr.; a brother, Justin Paul Remines, and a sister, Stefanie Lynn Remines. All are of Gambrills. Other survivors include his maternal grandparents, Charles and Ruth Hale of Roanoke, Va.; his paternal grandparents, Imogene and James Remines Sr. of Bluefield, Va.; and his maternal great-grandmother, Eula Belle Hale of Waiteville, W.Va.

Charlotte L. King

Former nurse

Charlotte Ludlow King, a former nurse who lived in Ruxton for many years, died Monday at the Meridian Healthcare Center at Brightwood in Brooklandville after a stroke. She was 86.

The former Charlotte Ludlow Whiteley was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of the Bryn Mawr School and, in 1936, of the Johns Hopkins nursing school.

She worked as a school nurse in Baltimore public schools in the late 1930s.

She was a member of L'Hirondelle Club and the Guilford Garden Club.

Her husband, Norval H. King III, retired manager of the Baltimore office of Kidder-Peabody & Co., died in 1983.

A memorial service was set for 10:30 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Boyce and Carrollton avenues in Ruxton.

She is survived by a son, Norval H. King III of Timonium; a daughter, C. Ludlow King of Timonium; and two grandchildren.


Jack E. Kieffer

Tombstone dealer

Jack E. Kieffer, retired president of a Chestertown tombstone company and active in his community, died Monday of cancer at Magnolia Hall Nursing Home in Chestertown. He was 84.

He retired in 1973 from Kirby Memorials. He became associated with the company in the mid-1930s and assumed the presidency in 1963.

In 1992, he was given an award by the Chestertown Chamber of Commerce for his community service.

During retirement, he was president of the Chester Cemetery for 10 years and, at his death, was on the board of the Kent Savings and Loan Association.

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