Marva V. Myles, a retired intake coordinator for the state Department of Parole and Probation, died of cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 55 and lived in Baltimore's Hamilton neighborhood.
She was born Marva Vernice Brinkley in Baltimore and raised on Hoffman Street. She was a 1966 graduate of Dunbar High School and a 1968 graduate of Cortez Peters Business School.
She was a Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. operator for several years, then a clerk for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. starting in 1971. After retiring in 1994, she studied computer education at Morgan State University.
In 1998, she joined the parole and probation office in Baltimore as an intake coordinator. She retired this year on a medical disability.
She enjoyed reading novels.
Mrs. Myles was a member of Israel Baptist Church, 1220 N. Chester St., where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Curtis L. Myles Sr., a general contractor; a son, Curtis Aaron Myles Jr., and a daughter, Kristen L. Bacon, both of Hamilton; five brothers, Van Brinkley and Osborne Brinkley, both of Baltimore, Raymond Brinkley of Tar Hill, N.C., John Cabell of New Rochelle, N.Y., and George Cabell of San Diego; and many nieces and nephews.