Marie N. Chambers, 96, homemaker, church worker Marie...

March 05, 2002

Marie N. Chambers, 96, homemaker, church worker

Marie N. Chambers, a homemaker who was active in the affairs of Boundary Avenue United Methodist Church, died Saturday at the Wesley Home in Mount Washington, her residence since 1988. She was 96.

Born Marie Norris in Baltimore, she was raised on Homestead Street and graduated from Eastern High School. She was married in 1933 to Lee Clarence Chambers, a steel worker who died in 1983.

Mrs. Chambers lived for many years in Govans. She helped prepare suppers at the Boundary Avenue church and was active in women's groups there. She had also been active during the 1940s and 1950s in the Guilford Elementary School PTA.

She was a 75-year member of the Gleanor Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Baltimore, and wove baskets for the needy.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Jenkins Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

She is survived by two sons, Lee Carroll Chambers of Parkville and Jerry Lee Chambers of Annapolis; a daughter, Grace C. Muffoletto of Madonna; and three grandchildren.

Memorial service

Chike Adams, Sakile Adams:Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, 1020 W. Lafayette Ave., for Chike Adams, 8, and his sister, Sakile Adams, 5, who were killed Feb. 22 when fire swept through their Lafayette Square rowhouse.

The fire apparently started on the third floor of the 19th-century rowhouse in the 1100 block of W. Lafayette Ave.

Twana Adams, a teacher and mother of the children, was pulled to safety from the burning rowhouse and not injured.

The fire is under investigation, Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Mike Maybin said yesterday.

Elsewhere

Harlan Howard, 74, a country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted" and more than 100 other hits, died Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. He had suffered from heart trouble, his wife, Melanie Howard, said yesterday.

Mr. Howard, known in Nashville as "Mr. Songwriter," was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997. "I Fall to Pieces" was recorded by Patsy Cline and other artists, and "Busted" was a Grammy-winning hit for Ray Charles. Other hits included "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail," "The Key's in the Mailbox," and "Heartaches by the Number." More than 100 of his songs reached the Top 10.

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