Darren Marcel Reid, 31, hairstylistDarren Marcel Reid, a...

April 18, 1996

Darren Marcel Reid, 31, hairstylist

Darren Marcel Reid, a hairstylist and tennis player, died Sunday of pneumonia at Seton Manor Nursing Home. He was 31.

The Randallstown resident, a hairstylist for 15 years, had worked since 1991 at the Turning Heads salon in the 2600 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway.

Born in South Baltimore and raised in Milford Mill, he was a 1983 graduate of Milford Mill High School and the Ron Thomas School of Cosmetology.

He began playing tennis when he was 7 and had won numerous trophies in East Coast competitions, said his father, James Beau Reid of Pikesville.

Services are scheduled for 7 o'clock tonight at New St. Mark Baptist Church, 3902 Springdale Ave., Baltimore.

In addition to his father, survivors include his mother, Andrea Risper Reid of West Baltimore; five brothers, Derrick, Daymone and Delvin Wesley, Eric Reid and Erik Meekins, all of Baltimore; his paternal grandmother, Marie Taylor Easley of Pikesville; and his paternal great-grandmother, Alice Taylor of Baltimore. George J. Kelly, who owned and operated two area taverns, died Sunday of cancer at his Overlea home. He was 70.

He retired in 1972 after 20 years as a salesman for a vending machine company and purchased Owens Bar on Belair Road and Kelly's Bar on Golden Ring Road.

The East Baltimore native attended City College, then joined Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River in the late 1930s. During World War II, he was a flight engineer in the Army Air Forces from 1943 to 1945.

He was a member of American Legion Post 183 in Parkville, the Knights of Columbus, the Overlea-Fullerton Recreation Council and the Loyola High School Athletic Club.

Services were planned for 10 a.m. today at John C. Miller Inc. Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, the former Betty Lou Lambdin; a son, Gary S. Kelly of Roland Park; a brother, Charles Kelly of Rosedale; and several nieces and nephews. William C. Franklin, a retired businessman, died Saturday of heart failure at the Brightwood Retirement Community in Lutherville. He was 90.

The native of Atlanta was educated in schools there and attended the Georgia Institute of Technology before he founded the investment firm of Biggs, Moorman & Co. in New York City in 1932. At that time, he was said to be one of the youngest people ever to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.

He moved to Baltimore in 1940, invested in real estate and established Royal Crown Bottling Cos. of Baltimore, Washington, Wilmington, N.C., and Winston-Salem, N.C. The companies produced Royal Crown Cola and Nehi soft drinks.

Mr. Franklin had wide business interests. He founded and served as president of Pan-American Industries, which had investments Central America. In the late 1950s, he led an investment group that acquired Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co. of which he later became president and chief executive.

The former resident of the Village of Cross Keys and Lutherville, who retired in 1976, was a member of the Elkridge Club and Maryland Club.

A memorial service was set for 11 a.m. today in the chapel of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., Baltimore.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, the former Mary Marshall; a son, Jim Franklin of Seattle; a daughter, Judy Campbell of Baltimore; a brother, Daniel B. Franklin of Atlanta; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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