Hugh C. Vaughn, 86, horse breeder and trainerHugh C...

July 10, 1996

Hugh C. Vaughn, 86, horse breeder and trainer

Hugh C. Vaughn, a retired horse breeder and trainer who had owned Bel Air's historic Vaughn Hotel, died of heart failure July 2 at his Bel Air home. He was 86.

Mr. Vaughn owned the well-known, century-old Main Street landmark destroyed in the fire that swept through downtown Bel Air in 1972. His father had purchased the building in 1922.

Born in Floyd Count, Va., his family moved to Bel Air in 1919. He was educated in Harford County schools and graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia.

He was drafted into the Army during World War II, serving in Europe and was discharged with the rank of lieutenant in 1944.

He began his career as a horse trainer and breeder in 1932 and was associated with Pimlico, Laurel and the old Havre de Grace racetracks.

During the 1960s, he established Rock Spring Farm in Forest Hill, where he and his wife cared for injured race horses. Because of ill health, Mr. Vaughn sold the farm and moved to Bel Air in 1992.

A son, Charles Lee Vaughn, died in 1994.

Services were held Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Isabelle Thompson; a sister, Blanche L. Hargis of Frederick; and a grandson, Christopher V. Vaughn of Westminster.

Porter Lewis, 85, career naval officer

Porter Lewis, a former Baltimorean, career naval officer and electrical engineer, died June 25 of undetermined causes at home in Seattle. He was 85.

Mr. Lewis, who lived in Baltimore during the 1940s and 1950s, was a native of Birmingham, Ala., and a 1932 graduate of the Naval Academy. He attended the Naval Post Graduate School and earned a degree in electrical engineering from Harvard University in 1940.

He retired with the rank of admiral in 1959 and worked as an electrical engineer for an aircraft manufacturer until 1969.

In 1934, he married the former Vivian Bramman, who died in 1947. His second wife of 43 years, the former Lucile Harper, died in 1995.

Services were held June 29.

He is survived by a son, Porter Lewis Jr. of Mystic, Conn.; three daughters, Mary Campbell of Perry Hall, Barbara Kamberger of Towson and Carol Howie of Redmond, Wash.; a brother, the Rev. Cotesworth Lewis of Williamsburg, Va.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Cecil E. Barrington, 76, VFW Post commander

Cecil E. Barrington, a World War II veteran, president of the Beechfield Community Association and commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10158, died of a heart attack June 22 at his South Baltimore home. He was 76.

The native of Fayetteville, N.C., attended Wake Forest University and served in the Coast Guard for three years during World War II. After the war, he moved to Baltimore and sold insurance.

A Mass was offered June 26. He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Glancy, whom he married in 1942; a daughter, Debbie Janczewski, and a son, Charles Barrington, both of Baltimore; a sister, Barbara Morck of New York; a brother, Harry Barrington of North Carolina; and 10 grandchildren.

Henry White Janes, 78, engineer, war veteran

Henry White Janes, a lifelong Maryland resident and an engineer, died of a stroke July 3 at Manor Care Ruxton Nursing Home in Towson. He was 78.

A native of Oxon Hill in Prince George's County, he graduated from the University of Maryland School of Engineering in 1939 and immediately began work with the Army Corps of Engineers, stationed in Bermuda.

From 1942 to 1946, he served in the Navy. Also in 1942, he married Anna Belle.

After he was discharged, Mr. Janes returned to the Corps of Engineers and was assigned to its Baltimore office. He joined the Whitman, Requardt and Associates engineering firm in 1954 and retired in 1982.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Raymond Henry Janes of Union, Maine; two daughters, Sue Ellen Schuller of Westminster and Rebecca Janes of Westport, Mass.; two brothers, Charles F. Janes of Gloucester, Va., and William N. Janes of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.

Dorothy Crone Smith, 72, homemaker, club member

Dorothy Crone Smith, a homemaker and longtime Lutherville resident, died of cancer July 3 at home. She was 72.

A native of Delaware, the former Dorothy Crone married Charles Edward Smith in 1942. They lived in Connecticut before moving to Lutherville in 1964.

She belonged to many clubs in the Lutherville area, including the Roland Run Club of bowlers.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Sandra S. Scruggs of Atlanta and Linda S. Carey of Lafayette, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

Pub Date: 7/10/96

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