Bramwell Terrill, 92, Sun copy editor Bramwell Terrill...

March 17, 2001

Bramwell Terrill, 92, Sun copy editor

Bramwell Terrill, a retired Evening Sun copy editor and amateur jewelry-maker, died Monday of heart disease at Oakwood Center retirement community in Eustis, Fla. The former Overlea resident was 92.

Mr. Terrill began his career as an Evening Sun copy editor in 1942. He moved to The Sun in a similar capacity in 1946. He later returned to the Evening Sun, where he remained until retiring in 1979.

Mr. Terrill also wrote articles for The Sun Magazine on such topics as gem cutting and polishing, and "Emerald Prospecting for $3 a Day" in Little Switzerland, N.C. He also liked writing about such colorful Baltimore figures as the oldest woman stall keeper at Hollins Market who was renowned for her sliced coconut and horseradish.

Born in Pleasant Brook, N.Y., the son of a Methodist minister, Mr. Terrill attended public schools there. He graduated from Cazenovia Seminary, now Cazenovia College. After moving to Baltimore, he attended the Johns Hopkins University Evening College.

He was a former member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Baltimore.

Mr. Terrill began his newspaper career in 1929 as a reporter for the Star-Gazette in Elmira, N.Y. Before coming to The Evening Sun, he worked on newspapers in Sayre, Pa., and Utica, N.Y., and at the Buffalo Courier-Express.

During World War II, he served in the Navy in Panama, where he worked part time for the Star & Herald. He was discharged in 1946.

After leaving Baltimore in 1979, Mr. Terrill lived in Horseheads, N.Y., and later moved to a retirement community in Tavares, Fla., in 1991.

He was married for many years to the former SaideeMae White, who died in 1967. In 1969, he married Lonnelle Lain, who died in 1993.

There are no services.

He is survived by a stepson, Richard Lain of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Joan Russell of Umatilla, Fla.; six step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

Imogene C. Horton, 86, journalist, homemaker

Imogene Caruthers Horton, a former journalist and homemaker, died Wednesday at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury of a stroke. She was 86 and lived in Mardela Springs.

Mrs. Horton began her newspaper career in 1937 as the first female news reporter for the Daily Times in Salisbury, a position she held until marrying Herbert E. Horton in 1944. Mr. Horton survives.

The former Imogene Caruthers was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and moved to Salisbury when her father, Dr. T. J. Caruthers, joined the founding faculty of Maryland State Normal School, which became Salisbury State University.

A 1931 graduate of Wicomico High School, she received her bachelor's degree from the Normal School in 1934. She received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1937.

From 1964 until 1985 when she returned to Mardela Springs, Mrs. Horton lived in Gainesville, Ga., and Lumber Bridge, N.C., where she wrote a bicentennial history of the town.

Since 1985, Mrs. Horton had been active in Methodist churches near her home and volunteered as a pianist and choir director until her death.

Last year, she was co-chair of Salisbury State's 75th anniversary celebration.

Fond of writing letters, Mrs. Horton kept in contact with family and friends for years in newsy letters that she wrote on a 1930s-vintage Royal typewriter. In recent years, she abandoned her typewriter for pen and ink.

She enjoyed cooking, collecting recipes and entertaining. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Main Street in Mardela Springs, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Horton is survived by a son, Sun columnist and author Tom Horton of Hebron; two daughters, Margaret H. Hindman of Frederick and Anne L. Horton of Greenbelt; three grandchildren; and four nieces and nephews.

Hazel J. Will Maring, 86, homemaker and gardener

Hazel Josephine Will Maring, a homemaker, died Monday of complications from cancer at Westminster Nursing Home and Rehabilitative Center.

She was 86 and lived in Millers. Born in Carrollton, the former Hazel Josephine Green attended St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing on Caroline Street in East Baltimore.

A member of St. Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church in Manchester, she raised flowers in her garden and helped care for elderly neighbors. She married Joseph A. Will, who died in 1954. She later married Ralph D. Maring, who died in 1975. A memorial service is pending.

She is survived by two sons, Richard F. Will Sr. of Manchester and Robert J. Will of Millers; a daughter, Patricia A. McGuire of Bowie; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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