Dorothy Beane Carr, 72, telephone company workerDorothy...

October 23, 1997

Dorothy Beane Carr, 72, telephone company worker

Dorothy Beane Carr, a former telephone company worker, homemaker and volunteer, died of heart failure Saturday at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 72 and lived in Columbia.

A native of Kilmarnock, Va., the former Dorothy Beane moved to Baltimore as a child and graduated from Douglass High School in 1942.

She married John Carr in the 1950s.

She moved to Columbia in 1969 and worked for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland. In recent years, she volunteered at Swansfield Elementary School, Harper's Choice Middle School and the Florence Bain Senior Center, all in Columbia.

Mrs. Carr enjoyed bowling, bridge and sewing.

Services are set for 9 a.m. todayat Unity United Methodist Church, 1433 Edmondson Ave. in West Baltimore.

Mr. Carr died in 1981. She is survived by a son, Daniel Carr of Columbia; a daughter, Shari Carr-Matthews of Columbia; her mother, Ruby Beane of Baltimore; a sister, Onedia Frisby of Springfield, Mass.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

William Cissel Gordon, 68, Howard County firefighter

William Cissel Gordon, a longtime Howard County firefighter, died of cancer Monday at his home in Rocky Ridge in Frederick County. He was 68.

He joined the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue in 1963 and retired in 1985. He was also a life member of the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department of Clarksville.

The Howard County native graduated from the old Clarksville High School in 1947 and served in the Army from 1951 to 1953, during the Korean War. After he was discharged, he was a correctional officer at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup until he joined the Fire Department.

Services are set for 11 a.m. today at Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. Main St. in Emmitsburg.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lucy Dora Bassler, whom he married in 1957; a son, William Cissel Gordon Jr. of Highland; a daughter, Esther A. Gieron of Taneytown; and three grandchildren.

Mamie L. B. Beasley, 79, department store employee

Mamie Louise Byrd Beasley, a former employee of the old Hutzler's department store on Howard Street, died of kidney failure Monday at Church Hospital. She was 79 and lived in Baltimore.

A native of Selma, Ala., the former Mamie Byrd moved to Baltimore with her parents as a child and graduated from Douglass High School in the 1930s. She later attended the old Apex School of Beauty.

In the 1950s, she began a 22-year career at Hutzler's, working in the dietary department and later in retail sales.

When she was 7, she joined Waters AME Church, 417 Aisquith St. in East Baltimore, where services are set for 6 p.m. tomorrow.

L In 1937, she married William Beasley, who died in the 1970s.

She is survived by three sons, William Dewey Beasley, Richard Beasley and Carl Beasley; two daughters, Gwendolyn Buckson and Beverly Glover; a sister, Imogene Byrd Douglas; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore. Della Jane Robbins, a homemaker, died Sunday of lung

cancer at her home in the Charlesbrooke section of Baltimore County. She was 71.

Mrs. Robbins taught at Parkville Elementary School in 1951 and 1952, then left to raise her family.

She was a former member of the Halten Garden Club and a member of the Greenspring Racquet Club and the Bare Hills Tennis Club.

She was born Della Jane Mobley in Williamston, N.C. She earned a bachelor's degree from East Carolina University in 1948 and began her teaching career in Hopewell, Va.

In 1951, she married Augustus Robbins III, and the couple moved to Baltimore.

She was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 3: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Augustus Robbins IV of Chester Springs, Pa., and C. Keith Robbins of Reisterstown; two daughters, Sharon E. Robbins of Baltimore and Cynthia R. Davis of Perry Hall; and eight grandchildren.

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