Mary Ellen Joyner, 63, real estate agentMary Ellen Joyner...

March 13, 1998

Mary Ellen Joyner, 63, real estate agent

Mary Ellen Joyner, a Baltimore native and real estate agent, died Sunday of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Towson resident was 63.

Mrs. Joyner, who was a real estate agent at O'Conor Piper & Flynn at the time of her death, had been an agent in the Baltimore area since 1975.

The former Mary Ellen Ehrhart graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1952 and was an assistant manager and acting manager for Provident Savings Bank until 1960, when she joined the former Women's Hospital as a secretary and assistant to the chief of residents.

She joined Piper and Co. Realtors in 1975.

She was active in committees and organizations at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today.

She is survived by her husband, Charles G. Joyner, whom she married in 1955; a son, J. Gregory Joyner, and a daughter, Catherine J. Joyner, both of Towson; and a brother, Raymond Ehrhart of Perry Hall.

Lloyd T. Hickman, a church deacon and former employee of the old Koppers Co. in Southwest Baltimore, died of heart failure Sunday at his West Baltimore home. He was 89.

A native of Mount Airy, N.C., Mr. Hickman moved to Baltimore in 1943 and worked as a laborer at Koppers until he retired in 1975.

For the past 55 years, he was a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church in West Baltimore and served in many capacities, including as a member of the deacon board and a teacher in the adult Sunday school.

He was also past president of the church's Brotherhood Union and active in the National Baptist Congress.

Services are scheduled for 7: 30 p.m. today at Mount Hebron Baptist, 2651 W. North Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Jefferson, whom ** he married in 1951; a son, Carl Hickman of Philadelphia; three daughters, Claudette Mason of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ruth Fitts and Cozette Matthews, both of Baltimore; a sister, Emma Thompson of Asheboro, N.C.; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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