S. Anita Faulkner, 82, homemaker, churchwomanS. Anita...

December 17, 1998

S. Anita Faulkner, 82, homemaker, churchwoman

S. Anita Faulkner, a homemaker and churchwoman, died Friday of Parkinson's disease at Brethren Nursing Home in New Oxford, Pa. The former longtime Pikesville resident was 82.

Mrs. Faulkner, who had lived at the nursing home since 1992, taught Sunday school, worked in the nursery and belonged to the Ladies Circle at Baltimore First Church of the Brethren. She also had been a vacation bible school teacher at Reisterstown Church of the Brethren on Berrymans Lane.

The former S. Anita Yeager was born in Hamilton, graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School and studied piano at Peabody Conservatory of Music. In 1937, she earned a bachelor's degree in botany from the University of Maryland.

Services were held yesterday.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Edgar F. Faulkner; three sons, James Faulkner of Port Royal, Pa., Frederic Faulkner of Havre de Grace and Paul Faulkner of Sykesville; three daughters, Kathleen McKeel of Detour, Susan Schuiling of Baltimore and Sally Perkins of Salem, N.H.; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Shirley Ann Taylor, 60, supermarket cashier

Shirley Ann Taylor, a supermarket cashier, died Sunday of cancer at Mercy Medical Center. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 60.

She had been a cashier at the Metro Food Market store in Catonsville since 1968.

A native of Raleigh, N.C., the former Shirley Hockaday moved to Maryland in 1959 and married Harry Taylor in 1964.

She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Services are set for 10 a.m. tomorrow at Wayland Baptist Church, 3200 Garrison Blvd.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Harry Taylor Jr. and Darryl Taylor, both of Baltimore; a daughter, Patricia Anders, her mother, Roberta Mitchell, three brothers, James Hockaday, George Mitchell and Claude Mitchell, and a sister, Victoria Mitchell, all of Raleigh; 14 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Etta Rogers Sharp, 93, schoolteacher for 35 years

Etta Rogers Sharp, a former teacher, died Tuesday of heart failure at Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. She was 93.

The former Etta Rogers was a native of Elizabethton, Tenn., where she was a grade school teacher for 35 years. She married Luther Franklin Sharp in 1923; he died in 1974.

Mrs. Sharp, who enjoyed painting and writing poetry, moved from Elizabethton to Charlestown in 1989.

Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 707 Park Ave.

She is survived by a son, Luther Franklin Sharp Jr. of Columbia; a daughter, Carolyn Hale of Raleigh, N.C.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Alberta Marie Nicholson, 84, homemaker

Alberta Marie Nicholson, a homemaker, died Tuesday of heart failure at home in Pasadena. She was 84.

A native of Grafton, W.Va., the former Alberta Marie Hudson married Eugene W. Nicholson in 1954 and the couple moved to Severna Park in 1957. Later, they moved to Pasadena.

Mrs. Nicholson enjoyed pets and gardening.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Barranco and Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park.

She is survived by her husband.

Pub Date: 12/17/98

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