Tina McC. Glover, 43, elementary educator Tina McC...

March 28, 2002

Tina McC. Glover, 43, elementary educator

Tina McC. Glover, a former educator who was Miss Morgan State University in 1980, died March 21 of undetermined causes at the Washington home of her mother-in-law. She was 43.

Mrs. Glover, who lived for many years in Suitland, had been in the process of moving to a new home in Upper Marlboro.

Tina McCorkle was born in Kannapolis, N.C., the daughter of educators, and raised in Suitland. She was a 1976 graduate of Woodson High School in Washington and earned her bachelor's degree in French in 1980 from Morgan State.

From 1980 to 1984, she worked for Africare, a Washington nonprofit group that raised money to feed children in Africa.

A kindergarten and third-grade educator, she began teaching at Full Gospel Christian School in Temple Hills in 1984. She also taught at Renaissance Academy in Suitland for a year, then returned to Full Gospel Christian School until 1994.

She taught at Oak Crest Elementary in Seat Pleasant from 1994 to 1996, when she joined the faculty of Cooper Lane Academy in Landover. She left teaching in 1997 after a series of back operations.

A soprano, Mrs. Glover enjoyed singing and headed the music ministry at Back to Basics Ministry, a nondenominational church in Forestville, where she was also a member.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Heart Ministries Church in Temple Hills.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Kevin Glover; two daughters, Tiffany Glover and Lauren Glover, both of Upper Marlboro; her parents, Melvin and Eunice McCorkle of Upper Marlboro; and two brothers, Gary McCorkle of Upper Marlboro and Tory Christopher McCorkle of Bowie.

Barbara K. Murphy, 93, homemaker, gardener

Barbara K. Murphy, a homemaker and avid gardener, died Monday of respiratory failure at Manor Care in her native Easton, Pa. She was 93.

Barbara Knight earned her bachelor's degree in 1926 from Centenary Collegiate Institute, now known as Centenary College, in Hackettstown, N.J.

In 1931, she married Joseph T. Murphy, president of Phillipsburg Supply Co. in Phillipsburg, N.J. After her husband's death in 1979, she divided her time between Phillipsburg and the home of a daughter in Middle River.

Mrs. Murphy was active in Republican politics and was a lifetime member of the National Republican Women's Caucus. She enjoyed flower gardening and was an active member of Ascension Episcopal Church in Middle River.

Mrs. Murphy was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, 234 Spring Garden St., Easton, Pa., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 12.

She is survived by a son, Charles L. Murphy of Phillipsburg; two daughters, Sandra M. Schmidt of Middle River and Patricia M. Pearl of Baltimore; a brother, the Rev. Donald W. Knight of Aurora, Colo.; a half-brother, Charles H. Knight of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Helen I. Murphy, 81, librarian in public schools

Helen I. Murphy, a former public school librarian, died of Alzheimer's disease March 21 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. She was 81.

Helen Costas was born and raised in Worcester, Mass., where she graduated from Commerce High School. She had worked as a telephone operator in Worcester for New England Telephone & Telegraph Co.

In 1947, she married Paul F. Murphy Sr. A retired National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official, he died in 2000.

While the couple lived in Silver Spring, Mrs. Murphy was a librarian for the Montgomery County school system from 1966 until retiring in 1979. She lived in Shrewsbury, Mass., for several years before moving to the Parkville retirement community.

She had been a communicant of St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Silver Spring, and active in its Sodality and women's club.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. April 6 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Shrewsbury.

She is survived by three sons, Paul F. Murphy Jr. and John Murphy, both of Washington, and Peter D. Murphy of Hunt Valley; a brother, James J. Costas of South Yarmouth, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

James W. Brown, 54, maintenance supervisor

James W. Brown, a maintenance supervisor and retired Coast Guard warrant officer, died of a heart attack Friday at his Village of Cross Keys home in North Baltimore. He was 54.

Born and raised in Maine, he joined the Navy in 1965 and became a Coast Guard warrant officer in the early 1980s. He retired in 1989.

At his death, he was a project manager for Initial Contract Services, heading maintenance at the State Department of Education's headquarters at Baltimore and Liberty streets.

His marriage to the former Cindy Miller ended in divorce.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Henry W. Jenkins Funeral Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

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