Raymond C. MorganEngineering technicianRaymond C. "Jack...

June 19, 1994

Raymond C. Morgan

Engineering technician

Raymond C. "Jack" Morgan, a retired engineering technician, died of respiratory failure June 10 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 72.

The lifelong Annapolis resident retired in 1984 after a 36-year career with the David A. Taylor Ship Research and Development Center in Annapolis.

A graduate of Annapolis High School, he served as a Navy Air Force radioman in the Atlantic Theater in World War II from 1941 until he was discharged in 1945.

A sports fan, he supported local teams as well as the Orioles and Colts.

He enjoyed bowling and was a gourmet cook specializing in Maryland seafood dishes and Italian cuisine.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former May V. Duvall; two sons, Mark D. Morgan of Annapolis and Carl R. Morgan of Cape St. Claire; a daughter, Gay Lynn Morgan Landis of Rolling Hills; a sister, Mary Ann Morgan Vick of Edgewater; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Morgan willed his body to the Maryland Anatomy Board.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis 21403, where a memorial service was held Monday.

Charlottie Johnson

Seamstress, 105

Charlottie W. Johnson, a retired seamstress and clothes designer with 105 living descendants, died June 5 of pneumonia at Meridian Nursing Center in Towson. She was 105.

She was feted on her 100th birthday by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and with a letter from President George Bush, as well as an appearance on "Good Morning America."

She was born Charlottie Wimberly in Edgecomb County, N.C., in 1889 during the administration of President Benjamin Harrison. She attended schools there and moved to Baltimore during the early days of World War II when her sons came to work in area war plants.

Lucy Partlow, a granddaughter who lives in Baltimore, said, "She worked as a seamstress who made her own clothes as well as clothes for her customers. She would visit their homes and then return to her home where she did the actual sewing. During World War II, she even made hats and pocketbooks."

Independent of mind and spirit, she enjoyed riding streetcars and later buses, until she was in her late 80s to visit downtown Baltimore department stores at Howard and Lexington streets, where she purchased material for the clothes she was making.

She enjoyed attending family reunions until recent years when her health no longer permitted long automobile trips.

She and Robert James Johnson, a farmer, were married in 1913. He died nine years later.

She was a member of New Shiloh Baptist Church until 1971, when she joined the House of Israel, the Assembly of Yahweh.

Her survivors include five sons, Frank, Robert, Richard H., Coy L., and James C. Johnson, all of Baltimore; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 39 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.

Services were held June 10 at the Nutter Funeral Home.

Winefred E. Barrett, a retired Baltimore public school principal, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Church Home. She was 102.

Miss Barrett retired in 1960 as principal of Fort Washington Elementary School. She had spent 50 years as a teacher, supervisor, principal and trainer of teachers in the city school system. She also had been a teacher training instructor at the Johns Hopkins University.

She was reared in the Waverly section of Baltimore and graduated from Western High School and what is now Towson State University.

She earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Johns Hopkins University and was a member of the Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society.

During World War I, she was a volunteer at the old Howard A. Kelly Hospital on Eutaw Place that was founded by Dr. Howard A. Kelly and was a center for experimental surgical and radiological treatments.

A memorial service was held yesterday at St. John's Huntingdon Episcopal Church.

She is survived by a niece, Isabel Barrett Lowry of Boston; a nephew, Leonard Cathell Barrett of Venice, Fla.; a friend, Viola W. Smith of Baltimore; and two grandnieces.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John's church, Old York Road and Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore.

Roy Wilkes, a retired longshoreman who worked many years for the Old Bay Line, died June 8 of a heart attack at Church Hospital.

The North Milton Avenue resident was 76.

A foreman with the line, he was nicknamed "Old Bay Line" after the company he worked for as a stevedore loading and unloading freight and automobiles from the City of Norfolk and City of Richmond.

Old Bay Line was founded in 1840 and was the last of the Chesapeake Bay overnight packet boat companies when service was suspended in 1962.

After 1962, Mr. Wilkes worked for several other stevedoring companies in Baltimore before retiring in 1982.

He began his stevedoring career in 1942 after moving to Baltimore from Green County, N.C., where he was reared and educated. After briefly working for the Acme Box Co. and as a cook for Horn & Horn restaurants, he went to work for the steamship company.

Ceclia Reed, a daughter who lives in Baltimore, said, "He loved ships and working around the waterfront. He was very fond of the Old Bay Line -- I think that was his favorite company."

In 1940, he married Luvernia Monk of Durham, N.C., who said, "Everybody liked and cared for him. He was well-liked in the neighborhood where he enjoyed playing cards, following baseball and basketball and going to the races at Pimlico."

Mr. Wilkes had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in North Carolina and Mount Zion Church in Baltimore.

Besides his wife and daughter, survivors include five sons, Lawrence, Winzer P., Melvin E. and Angelo Wilkes, all of Baltimore, and Clarence L. Wilkes of Decatur, Ga.; two other daughters, Dolores Williams and Mildred L. Wilkes, both of Baltimore; a sister, Rosie Wilkes of Adyn, N.C.,; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at March Funeral Home.

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