Erma Diggs, 79, teacher at city elementary schools Erma...

September 13, 2001

Erma Diggs, 79, teacher at city elementary schools

Erma Diggs, a retired schoolteacher, died Monday of pneumonia at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 79 and lived in Ashburton.

She taught for 30 years at Charles Carroll of Carrollton Elementary School on Central Avenue in East Baltimore and at Franklin Square Elementary School in West Baltimore.

Erma Parker was born in Baltimore and raised on Lauretta Avenue. She was a graduate of Coppin State College.

She was married for 20 years to Melvin Diggs, a contractor who died in 1987.

For many years she had been a member of Emmanuel Christian Community Church, where she served on its committees. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Wylie Funeral Home, 638 N. Gilmor St.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Ware of Randallstown; a brother, Joseph Parker of Baltimore; a sister, Clarice Cromartie of Baltimore; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A daughter, Lerna Kelley, died in 1993.

Lola M. Naylor, 83, city schools aide

Lola M. Naylor, a retired city schools aide, died Sept. 6 of heart failure at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del. She was 83 and had lived in Hampden.

She retired about 20 years ago from the city school system, where she worked as a library assistant. She had earlier been a nurse's aide at Union Memorial Hospital.

Born in Baltimore, Lola Stahl was raised in Mount Washington and attended city public schools. She enjoyed sketching, painting and travel.

Her marriage to John Naylor ended in divorce.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingleside Home, 1010 N. Broom St., Wilmington.

She is survived by two sons, Jack Naylor of Wilmington and Wayne G. Naylor of Abbottstown, Pa., and four grandchildren.

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