Estella Pauley Robinson, 81, nurse, churchwomanEstella...

November 12, 1998

Estella Pauley Robinson, 81, nurse, churchwoman

Estella Pauley Robinson, a retired nurse and churchwoman, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Long Green Nursing Home in Baltimore. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 81.

The native of Myrtlewood, Ala., moved to Baltimore in 1972 and worked as a private duty nurse until she retired in 1984.

Mrs. Robinson was a longtime active member of Concord Baptist Church in Northwest Baltimore, where she studied the Bible and participated in many activities.

She enjoyed fishing, sewing and quilting, and was a member of the Eastern Star and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The former Estella Pauley married Eddie Rhodes about 1930; they divorced in 1932. She married Clifford Robinson in 1937; he died in 1961.

Services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at 5204 Liberty Heights Ave.

She is survived by seven sons, Pettis Robinson, Oliver Robinson, Clifford Robinson Jr., Rochester Robinson and James L. Robinson, all of Baltimore, Sylvester Robinson of Augusta, Ga., and Robert T. Robinson of Syracuse, N.Y.; four daughters, Corrine Rhodes McFall of Detroit, Althrida Robinson Roberts of Baltimore, Gloria Robinson Williams of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Sara Robinson Harvey of Fort Pork, La.; a sister, Leceaster Pauley Boardley of Baltimore; 49 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth E. Martin, 88, homemaker

Ruth E. Martin, a homemaker who was active in the affairs of Mount Hebron Baptist Church for 55 years, died Monday of cancer at Stella Maris Mercy Center. She was 88 and lived in West Baltimore.

She had been a teacher and Sunday school superintendent at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, where she also served on committees and was a member of auxiliary groups.

A self-employed seamstress and dressmaker, Mrs. Martin earned a certificate in dressmaking from Carver Vocational-Technical High School. She retired in the late 1970s.

The former Ruth Mills was born in Littleton, N.C., and graduated from Henderson Institute of North Carolina. She earned teaching certificate from Winston-Salem Teachers College and taught in North Carolina public schools before coming to Baltimore in 1943.

In 1944, she married Milo G. Martin, a steel worker who died in 1994.

Services for Mrs. Martin will be held at 9: 30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Hebron Church, 2651 W. North Ave.

She is survived by three sons, Roderick C. Mills, Wilbur L. Mills Sr. and Milo G. Martin Jr.; four daughters, Marcella Swinson, Lucy Ashe, Patricia Jones and Sybil D. Thomas; all of Baltimore; 21 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Mary Jane Marshall, a retired proofreader and former East Baltimore resident, died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She was 70.

Mrs. Norton, who moved to Louisville in 1988, was a proofreader at Baltimore Business Forms from 1955 to 1982 and then at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland until she retired in 1988.

She was a member of Jeffersontown United Methodist Church in Louisville.

The former Mary Jane Thrift was born in Front Royal, Va., and moved to Hampden as a child. She was a graduate of Western High School.

She was married to Pickie Marshall, who died in 1973. Her first husband, George Wardley, died during the 1960s.

Services were private.

She is survived by two sons, James Wardley of Louisville and Charles Wardley of Baltimore; a sister, Marian Marcella of Louisville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Estelle H. Freeman, 81, secretary

Estelle Harrington Freeman, a retired secretary and sportswoman, died Friday of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins-Bayview Geriatric Center. She was 81 and formerly lived in downtown Baltimore.

Miss Freeman was a secretary at Maryland Brass and Copper Co. from 1978 until she retired in 1988. Earlier, she worked in a similar capacity for several Baltimore companies.

Born in Princess Anne, she moved to Charles Village as a child and graduated from Western High School.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harundale Presbyterian Church, Guilford Avenue and Eastway in Glen Burnie.

She is survived by a sister, Florence Hooper of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and her longtime companion, Earl Uhlfelder.

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