April 25, 2003
On April 21, 2003; JOSEPH G. LOCKS, JR., beloved husband of Mae C.; devoted father of Jeanne Robinson and Barbara McCoy; five grandchildren Patricia Schmoke, Joseph Locks, IV, John Locks, Deborah Palmer and Benjamin McCoy, seven great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Joseph G. Locks Funeral Home, 1304 N. Central Avenue, Friday from 1 to 8 PM. Christian Wake Saturday from 11 to 12 in Waters AME Church, 417 Aisquith Street. Funeral Service will begin at 12 Noon.
January 23, 1992
Joseph Garland Locks III, an East Baltimore funeral director for 37 years, died of cancer Sunday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 59.A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Locks, father-in-law of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church at Caroline and Oliver streets.The Baltimore native spent his entire career with the Locks Funeral Home in the 1300 block of N. Central Ave., which his grandfather began. It is among the city's oldest black-owned businesses.
January 27, 2006
On January 24, GEORGEANNA EDEMY LOCKS, survived by sons, Rodney W., Vernon J., Melvin R. Locks and Ray W. House; daughters Ethel V. Locks-Bynum and Patricia J. and Deborah J. House; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call the WYLIE FUNERAL HOME P.A. of BALTIMORE COUNTY 9200 Liberty Road on Friday from 6-8PM. Services will be held Saturday at Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church 3100 Walbrook Avenue 9:30 am Wake 10:30 Funeral. Interment Following.
July 19, 1992
ELDERSBURG -- In college, Kevin P. Clancy majored in zoology, hoping to become a herpetologist, studying amphibians and reptiles.L What he spends his time doing today doesn't even come close.On most days, he can be found at the end of his backyard forge, bent over glowing coals and hammering pieces of steel into shape.Or, he might be inside his workshop putting those pieces of metal together to make a new lock for somebody's door.His name also is in the August issue of American Early Life magazine, listed with 199 others considered to be the top in traditional American crafts.
June 13, 1991
Almost two months after an 8-year-old Annapolis boy suffered severe burns from crawling inside an electrical transformer, the city's housing authority is putting tamper-resistant locks on all public housingdevelopment transformers.Workers from Baltimore Gas and ElectricCo. will install the locks within the next six weeks, under a plan unanimously approved last night by the Annapolis Housing Authority's board of commissioners.The locks -- half-inch-thick bolts with a hexagonal nut that willrequire a special tool to open -- will be placed on all 42 electrical transformers in the city's 10 public housing projects.
May 15, 2003
Mae Carol Locks, a retired funeral director, died of a heart attack Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The East Baltimore resident was 91. For nearly 40 years, she and her husband, Joseph G. Locks Jr., operated a funeral home at Central Avenue and Preston Street. They had been married for nearly 74 years when her husband died April 21. Born Mae Carol Henson in Macon, Ga., she grew up on Druid Hill Avenue in Baltimore's Sugar Hill neighborhood. She attended Frederick Douglass High School.