John S. Meachem, 82, BGE truck driverJohn S. Meachem, a...

January 12, 1998

John S. Meachem, 82, BGE truck driver

John S. Meachem, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. truck driver for 20 years, died of pneumonia Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 82 and lived in West Baltimore.

He retired from the utility because of health reasons in the early 1970s.

The longtime Sandtown resident was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., and attended public schools there. He moved to Baltimore in 1936 and worked as a chauffeur.

He served in the Army during World War II and was discharged with the rank of technical sergeant in 1945.

He was married for 45 years to the former Florine Cox, who died in 1991.

Services for Mr. Meachem will be at 11: 30 a.m. today at the Harlem Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 913 W. Mulberry St.

He is survived by a stepson, John Giles Jr. of San Antonio; three sisters, Sarah Alexander of Philadelphia, and Jennie Hinton and Georgia Stokes, both of Baltimore; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a nephew; and a niece.

Eula L. Jones, 82, homemaker and volunteer

Eula L. Jones, a homemaker and volunteer who participated in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at her Rosemont home. She was 82.

Mrs. Jones, who moved to Baltimore from Washington in 1947, volunteered for years with the American Cancer Society, where she won many awards for fund raising.

A longtime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, she participated locally in civil rights marches and protests and in the historic March on Washington in 1963.

The former Eula Campbell was born in Piedmont, W.Va., where she graduated from high school in 1933. In 1935, she married Paul C. Jones Sr., who survives her.

She was an active member of Union Memorial United Methodist Church, Harlem and Warwick avenues, where services will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today.

Other survivors include a daughter, Peggy M. Biscoe of Owings Mills; a son, Paul C. Jones Jr. of Woodlawn; a sister, Ruth Ellis of Riverside, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Charles V. Emmel, 48, interior designer

Charles V. Emmel, a Baltimore native and founder of an interior design firm, died of a massive stroke Dec. 23 at home in Boise, Idaho. He was 48.

He moved to Idaho in 1977 and established Charles Emmel Designs in 1979.

Mr. Emmel graduated from Patterson High School in 1967, enlisted in the Navy in 1968 and was discharged in 1972. After studying art, business, psychology and medicine at several universities, he moved to Idaho.

He enjoyed painting, writing, gardening and cooking.

A memorial service was held Jan. 5.

He is survived by his mother, Helen E. Shifflett of Baltimore; an uncle, Leonard Monfredo of Los Angeles; two aunts, Lauretta Corso and Shirley Lipscomb, both of Baltimore; and several cousins.

Pub Date: 1/12/98

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