James Charles Dunlap, 81, longtime FBI agentJames Charles...

September 03, 1997

James Charles Dunlap, 81, longtime FBI agent

James Charles Dunlap, an FBI agent for 28 years, died of pulmonary disease Friday at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was 81.

Mr. Dunlap started as a clerk for the FBI in the Southwest, and after receiving a law degree from the Columbia Law School in Washington, he became an agent in Baltimore in 1941.

His career highlight came on Nov. 10, 1962, when he helped capture Bobby Wilcoxson, who was being sought in a nationwide manhunt. Mr. Dunlap lived across the street from Mr. Wilcoxson and asked him to come over to help change a tire.

"It was an exciting and dramatic event," said Mr. Dunlap's wife of 56 years, the former Marie Cunningham, who lives in Cockeysville.

Mr. Dunlap enjoyed golf and a beach house in Ocean City that he owned for more than 30 years.

A burial service was private.

Other survivors include two daughters, Sandra Richardson of Timonium and Susan Lombardini of Cockeysville; a son, J. Douglas Dunlap of Cockeysville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Dorothy Marie Franchetti, a homemaker and former seamstress, died of natural causes Aug. 27 at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 78.

Mrs. Franchetti was a lifelong Baltimorean and a resident of the Belair-Edison community for 49 years. She was a seamstress at Maryland Clothing from the 1940s until the 1950s.

The former Dorothy Libertini married Nicholas J. Franchetti in 1942. She enjoyed bingo and crochet, and was a member of the Ladies Liberty Pleasure Club.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Joseph R. Franchetti of Essex; two daughters, Marie Franchetti Donald of Abingdon and Isabell Franchetti Kerr of Dundalk; a sister, Josephine Libertini Quinn of Parkville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mildred V. Grimes, a former Baltimorean, died of undetermined causes Saturday at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W. Va., where she was born. She was 84.

The former Mildred Franks graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1932.

She married Charles "Pinker" Grimes in the 1930s, and the family moved to Baltimore in 1954 when Mr. Grimes, who died in 1956, got a job as a Linotype operator at The Baltimore Sun.

During the 1960s, Mrs. Grimes was a supervisor at a Baltimore-area Holiday Inn. In 1973, she moved back to Martinsburg to care for her mother and was a receptionist at a funeral home. She retired in 1995.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home, 327 W. King St., Martinsburg.

She is survived by a son, Thomas Grimes of Sykesville; a daughter, Judy Hillman of Baltimore; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Pub Date: 9/03/97

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