Edwin S. Valliant Jr., 89, worked for family businessEdwin...

July 19, 1998

Edwin S. Valliant Jr., 89, worked for family business

Edwin Stephens Valliant Jr., who worked for several fertilizer companies, including his family business, died July 12, of heart failure in Centreville, where he lived. He was 89 and lived in Queen Anne's County all his life.

A 1930 graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Valliant was associated with E. S. Valliant and Son Fertilizer Co. of Centreville. Before retiring to travel all over the world, he also had been vice president of production for Dorchester Fertilizer Co. of Cambridge, and served in a similar capacity with Valliant Fertilizer Co. in Laurel, Del., and Milford (Del.) Fertilizer Co.

Mr. Valliant was a vestryman at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville, where services were held Wednesday, and a member of the Corsica River Yacht Club and the Queen Anne's County Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Sara Catherine Roe; a daughter, Sara Catherine Valliant Hill, and a son, Edwin Stephens Valliant III, both of Easton; two sisters, Mildred Valliant of Centreville and Anne Valliant Carvel of Laurel, Del.; a brother, James Wilmer Valliant of Centreville; and two grandchildren.

Archie May Jones, 69, Korean War veteran

Archie May Jones, a decorated Korean War veteran who loved to cook, died Monday at home of heart failure. He was 69 and had lived for 40 years in the 3200 block of Burleith Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

Born in Blackstone, Va., Mr. Jones came to Baltimore in 1946 to find work, and enlisted in the Army in 1947. He served for 17 years and became a master sergeant, serving in Korea and Germany.

After leaving the military in 1964, Mr. Jones went to work at the Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, where he was a rigger supervisor. He retired in 1985.

He was a trustee at Fountain Baptist Church on East Monument Street from 1965 until last year, said his wife of 33 years, the former Catherine Williams.

Mr. Jones continued to serve at the church after he was diagnosed with diabetes in 1993 and had first his toes and then a leg amputated.

"He kept going until it got to the point where he couldn't handle it anymore," Mrs. Jones said.

In the last year, he was in and out of the hospital and was undergoing rehabilitation therapy after suffering a heart attack and a stroke.

Mr. Jones enjoyed movies and bowling, his wife said. But more than anything he liked cooking -- especially pots of meatballs and spaghetti.

"He was very happy if he made other people happy," Mrs. Jones said. "He liked to please other people, even if he had to go a little short himself."

Funeral services will be at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at Faith Baptist Church, Bond Street and Ashland Avenue, preceded by a wake at 11 a.m.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Jones is survived by a sister, Louise Williams of Crewe, Va.; and a brother, James Andrew Jones of Blackstone. Douglas Hall Davis, a real estate and insurance salesman, died yesterday at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., six months after being diagnosed with leukemia. He was 47 and had lived in Delaware for the last 18 years.

A Baltimore native, Mr. Davis graduated in 1969 from Towson High School and began a career in real estate. He had his own firm and worked for several area companies, most recently with Remax realty in Delaware.

Mr. Davis was a recent member of the Rehoboth Beach planning commission and served on the board of directors of ANKH Inc., a women's services organization.

Memorial contributions may be made to ANKH at 431 Market St., Georgetown, Del. 19947.

A memorial service for Mr. Davis will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the King's Creek County Club in Rehoboth Beach, where he was a charter member.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 3 1/2 years, the former Mary Briggs; his parents, Patrick and Margaret "Mardie" Davis of Ocean Pines; two sisters, Pam Hay of Berlin and Patti Shreeve of Rehoboth Beach; and four nephews.

Pub Date: 7/19/98

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