Vera Case, 31, worked at animal hospitalServices for Vera...

January 30, 1998

Vera Case, 31, worked at animal hospital

Services for Vera Case, a Mount Airy resident, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Witzke Funeral Homes Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia.

Ms. Case, 31, was shot to death at her home Saturday. Police say her husband shot her and killed himself.

Ms. Case married an Army sergeant serving in her native Germany about nine years ago and moved to the United States. About eight years ago, she began working at Columbia Animal Hospital and was known as a caring worker.

Friends said she loved motorcycles and was especially fond of her golden retriever, Sunshine.

She is survived by her parents, Max and Francis Reimann of Nuremberg, Germany.

Mark Henry Williams, 26, dental assistant

Mark Henry Williams, a dental assistant and Baltimore native, died Sunday of asthma at Union Memorial Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 26.

He graduated from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in 1990 and worked with his father as a dental assistant at C & G Dental Associates downtown. He enjoyed collecting comic books and sketching.

Services are scheduled for 11: 30 a.m. today at March Funeral Home, 4300 Wabash Ave.

He is survived by his parents, Dr. Henry R. Williams Jr. and Juanita Williams, and two brothers, Matthew Williams and Michael Williams, all of Baltimore; and a sister, Leslie Williams Johnson of Charlotte, N.C.

Richard M. Hemphill, 66, Howard County dentist

Dr. Richard M. Hemphill, a Howard County dentist for more than 30 years, died of heart failure Tuesday at his Ellicott City home. He was 66.

A native of Moundsville, W.Va., he graduated from West Virginia University in 1954 and Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland in 1958.

He was an intern in the University of Maryland oral surgery department from 1958 to 1960 and opened his practice in Ellicott City in 1961.

Dr. Hemphill was on the staffs of Kernan, Union Memorial and Taylor Manor hospitals. He was secretary of the Alumni Association of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, an honorary dental organization.

He was former president of the St. John's Community Association and a member of the Ellicott City Kiwanis Club.

Services are scheduled for 10: 30 a.m. today at Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church, 2330 Mount Hebron Drive, Ellicott City.

He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Arn, whom he married in 1952; four sons, R. Michael Hemphill of Mount Airy, Jonathan A. Hemphill of Sacramento, Calif., David B. Hemphill of Westminster and Joel C. Hemphill of Upperville, Va.; a daughter, Beverly Hemphill Ozanne of Dallas; and 10 grandchildren.

Pub Date: 1/30/98

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