Donald R. MynesWelder and foremanDonald R. Mynes, a welder...

April 01, 1994

Donald R. Mynes

Welder and foreman

Donald R. Mynes, a welder and shop foreman for a construction company, died Monday at Francis Scott Key xTC Medical Center after a heart attack. He was 60 and lived in Westminster.

He was a shop foreman for the Matricciani Co., where he had worked for 29 years.

Mr. Mynes was a welder for mining and construction companies in West Virginia before coming to the Baltimore area in 1961. He worked for Wright Contracting Co. as a welder on the Jones Falls Expressway.

Born in Hewitt, W.Va., he served in the Navy from 1952 until 1956 aboard the destroyer USS Purdy, which twice was stationed off Korea.

Services were planned for 1 p.m. today at the Pritts Funeral Home in Westminster.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lillian May "Sally" Roy; a son, Steven Donald Mynes of Westminster; a stepson, Joseph Morris Zahl Jr. of Westminster; a stepdaughter, Donna Lynn Zahl of Harford County; three brothers, Daniel Lee Mynes of Clothier, W.Va., Edward Frame Mynes of Brunswick, Ohio, and Lafe Allen Mynes of Merrillville, Ind.; a sister, Lou Ann Lucas of Columbus, Ohio; two step-grandchildren; seven nieces; and five nephews.

Layton H. Flurie

AT&T retiree, clown

Layton H. Flurie, retired East Coast building maintenance supervisor for American Telephone & Telegraph, died Wednesday of cancer at Howard County General Hospital. The Columbia resident was 69.

Known as Lee, he retired in 1987, 20 years after moving to Columbia and going to work for AT&T. Earlier, he worked for a lumber company and as a draftsman in an architect's office in Hershey, Pa.

He received a citation from the governor for his work in 1988 and 1989 as the nobility chairman of the Shrine Circus. He had been named 11 times as one of the top 10 clowns in the Shriners clowns unit and won three third-place awards in contests for his one-man skits.

Born and educated in Harrisburg, Pa., he served in the Navy in a construction battalion in the Pacific during World War II.

Graveside services were planned for 11 a.m. today at the Good Shepherd Cemetery, 2805 N. Rogers Ave., in Ellicott City.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy L. Kelly; a daughter, Kelianne Idoni of Burtonsville; two sisters, Ida Bell of Harrisburg and Catherine Crown of Lykens, Pa.; and a grandson.


Lola E. Christ

Harford County barmaid

Lola E. Christ, a barmaid in several Harford County taverns, died Monday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The Joppa resident was 65.

She had worked for much of the time since 1981 at Winters Run Inn in Joppa and earlier at other establishments.

She was born Lola E. Bosley in Shrewsbury, Pa., and moved to the Baltimore area as a child with her family

She is survived by two sons, Dennis L. Roberts of Edgewood and John J. Christ of Rosedale; a daughter, Linda J. Stern of Baltimore; her mother, Mary Bosley of Street; a brother, Norris Bosley of Street; nine sisters, Beulah Houchins and Mary Hawkins, both of Aberdeen, Virginia Freeland of Street, Evelyn Grace, Diane Nunley, Delores Rather and Dorothy Walls, all of Edgewood, Nancy Thompson of Jarrettsville and Joan Gullion of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

6* A memorial service was held yesterday.

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