James T. Anthony III, 85, Queen Anne's floristJames Turner...

September 15, 1998

James T. Anthony III, 85, Queen Anne's florist

James Turner Anthony III, who had owned a Queen Anne's County nursery and florist, died Friday of an aneurysm at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital. The lifelong Chestertown resident was 85.

In the early 1950s, he founded Anthony's Flowers in Kingstown and sold it in the early 1980s. He was a real estate agent from 1983 to 1993.

The 1930 graduate of Chestertown High School was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Heroism in 1931 after he rescued a boy from the Chester River.

Mr. Anthony earned a bachelor's degree from Washington College in 1934 and served in the Navy aboard a minesweeper during World War II. He was discharged with the rank of lieutenant.

He was a past president of the Kent County Historical Society and a longtime member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club.

He was a communicant of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Margaret N. Yeckley; a daughter, Jean Anthony Knox of Minneapolis; two brothers, Louis B. Anthony and Richard U. Anthony, both of Chestertown; two sisters, Katherine A. Clements of Chestertown and Patricia A. Blake of Towson; and two granddaughters.

Louis Earl King, 96, insurance executive

Louis Earl King, a retired insurance executive, died Sept. 8 of complications of a stroke at Blakehurst Life Care Community in Towson. The former longtime Guilford resident was 96.

Mr. King began his career in insurance in the early 1930s as an agent for Glenns Falls Insurance Co. in Baltimore. He retired in 1964 and became a partner in the Washington insurance brokerage of Morgan & Cheeves and retired again in 1979.

The Baltimore native, who graduated from Polytechnic Institute, was a member of the Baltimore Country Club and Hillendale Country Club.

For many years, he was married to the former Kathryn Wright, who died in 1964.

He was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, where services were held Friday .

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, the former Doris M. Williams; two sons, John C. King of Denver and Robert E. King of Allendale, N.J.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 9/15/98

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