Harry T. Wilkins Sr., 76, state comptroller's agentHarry...

November 03, 1998

Harry T. Wilkins Sr., 76, state comptroller's agent

Harry Thomas Wilkins Sr., retired state agent, died Saturday of a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Carney resident was 76.

After 29 years as an agent in the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax Unit in the state comptroller's office, Mr. Wilkins retired in 1984.

He played professional baseball in the Orioles' farm system from 1946 to 1950. A second baseman, he played for the Elmira Pioneers and the Gloversville Glovers and was inducted into the Maryland Old Timer's Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.

Born in Northeast Baltimore, he graduated from City College in 1942 and earned an associate's degree from Essex Community College in 1970.

He was drafted into the Army in 1942 and participated in the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944. He was discharged as a second lieutenant in 1945.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Rosedale Post 6694 in Rosedale, the Grand Lodge of Ancient and Free Masons and the Old Time Baseball Association.

Services for Mr. Wilkins will be held at 10 a.m. today at Evans Funeral Home, 8800 Harford Road.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Ruth Yingling; a son, Harry T. Wilkins Jr. of Millersville; two daughters, Charlotte Hayman of Reedville, Va., and Catherine Schisler of Westminster; and six grandchildren.

Annabelle N. Selby, 84, store sales associate

Annabelle N. Selby, a former Lochearn resident and department store sales associate, died Saturday of pneumonia at Homestead Village Retirement Community in Lancaster, Pa. She was 84.

Mrs. Selby, who had lived at the retirement community since 1995, worked in the lingerie department at the old Stewart's store at Reisterstown Road Plaza from 1960 to 1978. Earlier, she was a secretary.

The former Annabelle Keefer was born in Union Bridge and graduated from Carroll County public schools. In 1942, she married Paul E. Selby, who died in 1992.

She had been a longtime active member of Lochearn Presbyterian Church, 3800 Patterson Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey C. Selby of Arnold and Thomas M. Selby of Westminster; two daughters, Gayle L. Braverman of Lancaster and Suzanne N. Selby of Baltimore; a sister, Bernice Jones of Westminster; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Pub Date: 11/03/98

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