Herman Lee Lane, 72, waiter at racetracksHerman Lee Lane...

April 23, 1999

Herman Lee Lane, 72, waiter at racetracks

Herman Lee Lane, a retired clubhouse waiter at local racetracks, died Sunday of a heart attack at his Reservoir Hill home. He was 72.

Mr. Lane was an employee of track caterer Harry M. Stevens and worked the annual racing circuit in Maryland -- Pimlico, Bowie, Laurel, Marlboro, Hagerstown and Havre de Grace -- and Delaware and New Jersey.

He also worked in building maintenance and retired about 10 years ago.

The Army veteran served during the Korean War and was wounded twice.

Born in Hahira, Ga., he attended public schools in neighboring Valdosta before moving to his father's home on Denmore Avenue in Northwest Baltimore.

Funeral services for Mr. Lane will be held at noon today at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

He is survived by his wife, the former Betty A. Brown, whom he married in 1945; three daughters, Rhoda Fassett of Catonsville, Kimberly Lane of Virginia Beach, Va., and Lori Hunter of Baltimore; two sisters, Catherine Young and Betty Jean Jones, both of Valdosta; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Sharon L. Fullwood, 49, financial counselor

Sharon L. Fullwood, a former financial counselor at Harbor Hospital Center, died Monday of cancer at her Morrell Park home. She was 49.

Until she retired in September because of poor health, she was a popular figure at the South Baltimore hospital, where she had worked for more than 16 years. Earlier, she was an office worker.

Relatives of patients who had died came back to see Mrs. Fullwood, said her sister, Renee Farson Alvarez of Linthicum.

"She was flamboyant and could make anybody laugh. People would hear her high heels clicking down the hall and just know that their day would be brightened," she said.

The former Sharon Farson was born in Morrell Park and graduated from Western High School. Her marriage to Raymond Fullwood ended in divorce.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens Ave.

In addition to her sister, Mrs. Fullwood is also survived by three daughters, Michele Buchanan and Amy Kirtz, both of Morrell Park, and Kimberly Waner of Elkridge; her father, Milton G. Farson Sr., and brother, M. Grant Farson Jr., both of Morrell Park; and six grandchildren.

Sheila F. Oliveira, 58, registered nurse, educator

Sheila F. Oliveira, a registered nurse and Baltimore native, died in her sleep Tuesday at her Ocean Pines home. She was 58.

She was a nurse educator at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Before moving to Ocean Pines last year, the former Sheila F. McNerney was a nurse at Bon Secours Hospital, where she graduated from nursing school.

Her marriage to John Oliveira ended in divorce.

She was a communicant of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church in Ocean Pines, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered yesterday.

She is survived by two sons, John F. Oliveira and F. Joseph Oliveira, both of Baltimore; a brother, Frank McNerney of Baltimore; two sisters, Ursula Franklin of Cumberland and Kathleen Heller of Baltimore; and a granddaughter.

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