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March 24, 1997

Aliceann P. Etheridge, 64, hospital receptionist

Aliceann P. Etheridge, a retired Union Memorial Hospital receptionist and longtime volunteer, died of pneumonia March 4 in Torremolinos, Spain, where she had been been vacationing with her husband. She was 64.

The Timonium resident began volunteering at Union Memorial in the early 1960s, then was hired as a receptionist in the main lobby. For more than 20 years, until her retirement in 1994, she answered thousands of questions and patiently gave directions to offices, rooms and elevators.

After retiring, she volunteered in the hospital's coffee shop.

Born Aliceann Perkins in Baltimore and raised in Ednor Gardens, she was a 1950 graduate of Eastern High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Towson State in 1954.

She taught in city elementary schools for six years.

In 1955, she married James Etheridge Jr. They lived in Stoneleigh for many years before moving to Timonium several years ago.

A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Union Memorial Hospital Memorial Auditorium, 201 E. University Parkway.

In addition to her husband, she is survived a son, James Etheridge III of San Diego; two daughters, Victoria Hogrefe and Jamie Etheridge Burch, both of San Diego; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Sinclair of Quarryville, Pa.

George S. Churn Sr., 57, Bethlehem Steel employee

George S. Churn Sr., a longtime Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker, died of cancer March 11 at his Joppa home. He was to retire in June from Sparrows Point, where he had worked for 37 years as a maintenance millwright in the tin mill. He was 57.

The Baltimore native was a member of the first graduating class at Edgewood High School in 1958. He had lived for 30 years in Harford County, was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed wood carving.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, the former Jean Catherine Dove; a son, George S. Churn Jr. of Bel Air; two daughters, Stephanie Parks of Starke, Fla., and Christy Churn of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Frank Churn Sr. of Joppa; three stepdaughters, Kimberlee Loren of Richmond, Va., Sherry L. Heuisler of Forest Hill and Amber L. Peck of Bel Air; and 14 grandchildren.

No funeral was planned.

Mary E. Willie, 75, beautician, receptionist

Mary E. Willie, a lifelong Baltimorean who was a beautician and hospital receptionist, died of a stroke Tuesday at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 75 and lived in Pimlico.

Ms. Willie, whose relatives and friends called her "Mother Dear," graduated from Carver Vocational School and spent most of her career as a beautician. In the 1970s and 1980s, she was a receptionist at the information desk at Lutheran Hospital. She retired in 1986.

She is survived by three daughters, Delores Smith, Delores "Fluggie" Stanley and Gwen Lee, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Dorothy Hicks and Lorraine Battle, also of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

Services are at 11: 30 a.m. todayat Gillis Memorial Church, 4016 Park Heights Ave.

Drucilla Brayboy, 87, church leader

Drucilla Brayboy, a West Baltimore church leader with 107 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren, died Wednesday of kidney failure at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 87.

Mrs. Brayboy, a lifelong Baltimore resident, was known as a National Church Mother at the United Church of Love in West Baltimore where she counseled young people, said a granddaughter, Georgia Simmons.

A homemaker, Mrs. Brayboy was married to Oscar Brayboy, who died in 1976.

She is survived by three daughters, Cecil Mae Simmons, Dorothy Brunson, and Alice Gaines, all of Baltimore; two sons, Cornell Brayboy of Decatur, Ga., and James Brayboy of Baltimore; two sisters, Mary Carter of Georgia and Thelma Hebron of Baltimore; grandchildren; 107 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at James Tabernacle Apostolic Holiness Church, 3400 Mondawmin Ave. Burial will be at King Memorial Park, 8710 Dogwood Road.

Geneva Jenkins Boone, 94, teacher at Calvert School

Geneva Jenkins Boone, a teacher at The Calvert School for 45 years and a trustee of St. Mary's College of Maryland, died Friday of respiratory failure. She was 94.

The youngest of eight children, she was born and raised on a 600-acre farm in Anne Arundel County.

She graduated from Annapolis High School, the Teacher's Training School (now Towson State University) and attended Columbia University in New York and the Johns Hopkins University.

She began her teaching career at The Calvert School under the (( supervision of then-headmaster Vergil Hilyer.

In 1952, Mrs. Boone became a trustee of St. Mary's College of Maryland. She chaired a committee that transformed St. Mary's from a two-year to a four-year college and was a member of the executive committee until 1993.

In 1921, she married Felix G. W. Boone, past president of Guilford Realty Co., who died in 1969.

Mrs. Boone was an avid gardener and enjoyed playing bridge.

She was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, the Annapolis Yacht Club, the Maryland Historical Society and the Ark and Dove Society.

Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St.

She is survived by three nieces, Catherine Pfieffer of Hanover, Pa., Audrey Conard of Merritt Island, Fla., and Betty Jones of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Pub Date: 3/24/97

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