Frances Carmella White, 89, real estate agent Frances...

January 25, 2002

Frances Carmella White, 89, real estate agent

Frances Carmella White, a homemaker and former real estate agent, died of a brain tumor Jan. 18 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 89 and lived in Towson.

She was one of the first real estate agents to join Donald E. Grempler Co. in 1958 and remained with the company until retiring in 1978.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Frances Carmella Jerome graduated from high school in Greensboro in 1929, and attended Women's College there. She was married in the early 1930s to Thomas Hobbs, who died.

She moved to New York City and worked as a secretary until marrying John Watts in 1941. The couple moved to Baltimore in 1948, when Mr. Watts became sales manager of the National Lead Co. He died in 1983. She was married in 1984 to John White Sr., who died in 1997.

Mrs. White enjoyed genealogy and travel. She was a member of the Mayflower Society and Daughters of the American Revolution.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson, where Mrs. White was a member.

Survivors include two sons, Jerome H. Watts of Ruxton and E. Dickson Watts of Roanoke, Va.; four stepsons, John White Jr., Daniel White, Robert White and Michael White, all of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Susan W. Wooton of Atlanta; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Kathitha Mequin Brown, 94, nurse, Indian princess

Kathitha Mequin Myers Brown, a former licensed practical nurse and a princess of the Wampanoag Pocassett Indian Nation, died in her sleep Jan. 18 at Alice Manor Nursing Home in Woodberry. A former resident of Pasadena and Baltimore, she was 94.

Born in Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of Sachem Ousa Mequin, also known as Yellow Feather, chief of the Wampanoag Pocassett Indian Nation in Massachusetts.

She was known to friends as Princess Kathitha. Her Indian name means "center of the heart is the sweetest," said her guardian, Judy L. Miller of Glen Burnie.

Mrs. Brown was educated in Providence public schools and later studied nursing. She worked for many years as a practical nurse at Mercy Hospital, retiring in 1972.

She was married in 1943 to John Myers, who is deceased. In 1980, she married Walter W. Brown, who died in 1999.

Mrs. Brown enjoyed lecturing on tribal history, displaying Indian artifacts from her collection and singing Native American songs. She was a longtime member and volunteer at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church.

Services were held Tuesday.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Ruth Kier of Oklahoma.

Charles Wallace Chesley, 69, Postal Service worker

Charles Wallace "Bug" Chesley, a retired U.S. Postal Service worker, died of a heart attack Jan. 18 at his Payson Street home. He was 69.

Mr. Chesley, who never missed a day of work during his 34-year postal career, began working as a mail carrier in 1965. He retired in 1999 as a mail handler in Baltimore's main post office on East Fayette Street.

Born and raised in Sandtown, Mr. Chesley was a Douglass High School graduate. He served in the Army from 1953 until 1955.

In 1958, he married Fannie Byrd Wells, who died in 1971.

Mr. Chesley collected models of airplanes and motorcycles.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Estep Brothers Funeral Home, 1300 Eutaw Place.

Survivors include three sons, Charles Leon Chesley of Ruckersville, Va., Rodney W. Chesley of Charlottesville, Va., and Kenneth Washington of Baltimore; a daughter, Diane Elizabeth Chesley Barnes of Charlottesville; two brothers, John Chesley and Gregory Chesley, both of Baltimore; four sisters, Lorraine Chesley, Shirley Betts, Gladys Chase and Barbara Atkins, all of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

A daughter, Deborah Chesley, died in 1986.

Osra Anne Farinholt, 88, painted in oils, watercolors

Osra Anne Farinholt, an oil and watercolor artist, died Jan. 18 of pulmonary disease at Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 88, and had lived on Gibson Island and in Glen Arm until 1986.

During the past 25 years, she exhibited her paintings at the Gibson Island Club and at Broadmead.

Born Osra Anne Gault in Montreal, she moved to Baltimore in the 1940s and took courses at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

In 1935, she married L. Whiting Farinholt Jr., a University of Maryland Law School teacher. He died in 1989.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Broadmead, 13801 York Road.

Mrs. Farinholt is survived by a son, Dr. Jon Whiting Farinholt of Denver; a daughter, Ann Farinholt Stein of Gibson Island; and four grandchildren.

Dorothy Vivian Morgan, 76, homemaker

Dorothy Vivian Morgan, a homemaker who lived for many years in Overlea, died of pneumonia Jan. 18 at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. She was 76 and had lived in Chestertown since 1991.

Born in Overlea, Dorothy Vivian Codd was a 1943 graduate of Kenwood High School. As a young woman, she was a secretary with the Internal Revenue Service.

She bowled on tenpin teams in Towson for many years.

No funeral is planned.

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