Elga J. McFadden, 84, homemaker, volunteerElga J...

November 30, 1996

Elga J. McFadden, 84, homemaker, volunteer

Elga J. McFadden, a homemaker and volunteer, died Wednesday of heart failure at Sinai Hospital. She was 84.

Mrs. McFadden, who moved to the Blakehurst Retirement Community on West Joppa Road earlier this month, had been a longtime Towson resident.

The former Elga Jarboe was born in Leonardtown and was a descendant of Col. John Jarboe, an early settler of St. Mary's County.

As a child, she moved to Bolton Hill with her family and graduated in 1930 from Western High School. In 1934, she earned a bachelor's degree in home economics from the University of Maryland, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Phi Sorority.

From 1934 until her 1940 marriage to John C. McFadden, she worked as a cooking demonstrator for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.

Mr. McFadden died in 1992.

Mrs. McFadden was a former Girl Scout leader and volunteer at Notre Dame Preparatory School and was a member of the Loyola High School Mother's Club.

She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore and Ware avenues, Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

She is survived by three sons, John C. McFadden Jr. of Lutherville, Edward N. McFadden of Rodgers Forge and Joseph M. McFadden of Roland Park; a sister, Regina Harwell of Charlotte, N.C.; and 13 grandchildren.

Charles C. Emmons, 91, former Gilman official

Charles C. Emmons, former director of development at the Gilman School and a retired executive at a manufacturer of cotton products, died Thursday of pneumonia at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 91 and a longtime Ruxton resident.

He was director of development at the North Baltimore private school from 1965 to 1975.

He started his business career in 1927 at William E. Hooper & Sons Co., a Woodberry manufacturer of cotton duck products that was founded in the early 1800s. He retired from that company in 1965.

He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., and moved to Roland Park as a child. He graduated from Gilman in 1923 and earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1927.

He was a member of the L'Hirondelle Club and Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave., where services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today .

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Jean Graham; two sons, Charles C. Emmons Jr. of Ruxton and Dr. D. Graham Slaughter of Hampstead; 10 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Ruth A. Holmes, 86, candy company saleswoman

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery, 2901 Taylor Ave., for Ruth A. Holmes, 86, a former Mayfield resident who died April 8 of congestive heart failure at a nursing home in Rochester, N.Y.

The East Baltimore native, who moved to Rochester in 1989, was sales associate for many years for the Rheb Candy Co.

Her husband, Roland E. Holmes, died in 1981. She is survived by a son, R. Robert Holmes of Rochester; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Violetta Lee, 80, social worker

Violetta Lee, a retired Maryland social worker, died of pneumonia Sunday at Meridian Nursing Home in Grasonville. She was 80.

She joined the state Department of Social Services in 1952 and retired in 1981.

The former Violetta Ming was a native of Coffee Springs, Ala., who graduated from Fort Valley (Ga.) State College in the 1940s and received a master's degree from Coppin State College in 1979.

4 She married Ernest Lee in 1952; he died in 1993.

Mrs. Lee was a member of Bryant Methodist Church, Route 18 and Main Street in Grasonville, where services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today.

She is survived by a daughter, Ernestine Lee of Grasonville; two sisters, Lenora Cobb of Baltimore and Nellvina LaBeach of Washington; and three grandchildren.

Lily E. Davis,100, who retired in 1961 as president of the D. Stuart Webb Printing and Advertising Co. of Baltimore, died of a heart attack Nov. 18 in Atlantic City, N.J. She had lived in Ventnor, N.J., for 20 years.

The former Lily Shipley was a Westminster native and lived for many years on North Charles Street with her husband, Elmer Davis, who died about 30 years ago.

Funeral services were held Nov. 21. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Pub Date: 11/30/96

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