Benjamin Williams, 64, truck driverBenjamin Williams, a...

August 12, 1998

Benjamin Williams, 64, truck driver

Benjamin Williams, a retired truck driver, died Thursday at Union Memorial Hospital of complications from a stroke. He was 64 and lived in East Baltimore.

The native of Battlesboro, N.C., came to Baltimore in the early 1950s and worked in construction until he began driving a truck for High's of Baltimore Inc., the dairy store chain, in the mid-1960s. He retired in the late 1980s.

Mr. Williams married Jean Michie in 1955; they divorced in the 1970s.

Services are scheduled for Saturday in Rocky Mount, N.C.

He is survived by four sons, Benjamin Williams Jr., Leroy Williams, Leon Williams and Willie Williams, all of Baltimore; three daughters, Joanie Meshezabe, Dorothy Williams and Gracie Williams, all of Baltimore; a brother, Lewis Williams of Baltimore; three sisters, Mildred Batchelor of Baltimore, and Annie Battle and Katie Lewis, both of Rocky Mount; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

David H. Clayton, 70, bakery truck driver

David H. Clayton, a retired bakery truck driver, died Thursday of dementia at his East Baltimore home. He was 70.

Born and raised in Virginia, Mr. Clayton came to Baltimore in 1952 and worked as a loader and driver for the old Koester's bakery until 1972. He then drove for Schmidt Baking Co. until he retired in 1989.

After he retired, he worked part time for Goodwill Industries until 1996.

He enjoyed gardening and repairing radios and televisions.

Services are scheduled for 10: 30 a.m. today at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 416 E. 23rd St.

He is survived by two sons, David H. Clayton Jr. and Bruce Simpson; a daughter, Annie Simpson; four grandchildren; and a longtime companion, Janet Bonds. All are of Baltimore.

Terry Lynn Ringrose, 41, surgical nurse

Terry Lynn Ringrose, a medical surgical nurse at Memorial Hospital in Easton, died Friday of complications from a liver transplant at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was 41.

Mrs. Ringrose had lived in Chester, Kent Island, since 1979. She joined the nursing staff of Memorial Hospital in 1993.

She was a 1997 graduate of Memorial Hospital's McQueen-Gibbs-Willis School of Nursing and earned an associate's degree in nursing from Chesapeake College, also in 1997.

Terry Lynn Crawford was born in Glen Burnie and graduated from Andover High School in 1974. She married John H. Ringrose Jr. in 1975.

She was a secretary at Chestertown Christian Academy in Chestertown before she returned to college.

She was a member of the Island Alliance Church, Thompson Creek Road, Stevensville, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Melissa Ringrose and Michele Ringrose, both of Chester; her father, James Crawford of Keedysville; her mother, Janet Reaver of Preston; a brother, John Crawford of Preston; and three sisters, Billie Jo Kohout of Preston, Laura Caraballo of Denton and April Haskell of Pasadena.

Another sister, Robin Crawford, died in 1978.

Pub date: 8/12/98

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