February 14, 2004
On February 12, 2004; ALMA LEOLA (nee Mays), wife of the late James William Blaylock; beloved mother of Gene Blaylock, Joyce (Peggy) Paxton, Judith Mace, Wanda Davis and the late Kenneth L. and James W. Blaylock, Jr.; sister of Lucille Norris, Catherine Dunn and Leoka Hughes. Also, survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral Services at ECKHARDT FUNERAL CHAPEL, P.A., MD30 and Charmil Drive, Manchester, Monday 1 PM. Internment in Lineboro Cemetery.
November 10, 2003
Ethel Leola Boyd, 66, active church member Ethel Leola Boyd, an active churchgoer, died Wednesday of heart failure at her Park Heights home. She was 66. Ethel Johnson was born and raised in Baltimore. After she graduated from Frederick Douglass High School, she worked as a housekeeper and child-care provider. Her marriage in 1961 to Walter E. Moorman Sr. ended in divorce. She married Samuel Boyd in the 1980s. Her daughter Donna L. Moorman of Baltimore remembers her mother as a good-spirited woman who was quick to make others laugh.
October 13, 2003
On October 7, 2003, LEOLA MOORE Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue, on Monday after 8 am, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday at 11:30 am. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon. See www. marchfh.com
September 26, 2003
On September 24, 2003, LEOLA D. PLOTT; beloved wife of the late Roy A. Plott; devoted mother of JoAnne Hill and her husband Ronald; loving grandmother of Ronald Hill, Jr. and his wife Melissa; great grandmother of Madison Hill and dear sister of Mae Smith, Marie Armstrong, James and George Williams. A funeral service will be held at the family owned Evans Chapel of Memories - Parkville on Saturday 10 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery. Visiting Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.
July 17, 2003
On July 14, 2003; MRS. LEOLA BOYKINS; loving mother of four daughters, Lillie Mae Robinson, Sallie Barnes, Addie Anthony, and Sadie Custis, one son, Tony Boykins, one sister, Rosalie Rhodes and a host of other loving relatives and friends. On Thursday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE Funeral Services (EAST), 4905 York Road, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. On Friday, Mrs. Boykins will lie instate at New Hope Baptist Church, 850 Harlem Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 12 noon with Services to follow.
June 24, 2003
Leola R. Chase, a former day care provider and homemaker, died of a blood infection Thursday at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 68. She was born Leola Humbert in the Bronx, N.Y., and moved with her family to Baltimore. She graduated from Douglass High School in 1951 and attended Coppin State College. A longtime resident of the 1400 block of Whitelock St., she provided child care in her home until retiring in the 1990s. She had lived since 1995 at Ruxton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pikesville.
April 6, 2003
On April 1, 2003, LEOLA WHITE. Friends may call at the family owned MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Sunday after 8:30 A.M. Family will receive friends on Monday, at Gillis Memorial C.C. Church, 4016 Park Heights Avenue, at 10:30 A.M. followed by Funeral Service at 11 A.M. See www.marchfh.com
May 29, 2001
In 1990, Columbia resident M. Hillery Scavo wrote a thesis about Leola May Moore Dorsey for her B. A. degree in Women's Studies in at UMBC. Dorsey, 83, a devout Christian and civil rights activist, was born in Guilford and continues to live there. This is an excerpt from the unpublished thesis. In May of 1947, Leola Dorsey became president of the newly formed (Howard County) chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP was organized in New York City in 1909, and the first attempt to form a chapter in Howard County in 1944 failed ... [according to "History of Blacks in Howard County, Maryland," by Cornelison, A. H., Craft, S. E., and Price, L., published in 1986 by the NAACP]