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February 5, 1992
Jean Wilson Schmidt, a former resident of the Towson area who moved to Rocky Mount, N.C., 16 years ago, died Saturday of cancer at a hospital there. She was 70.A memorial service for Mrs. Schmidt was being held today at the Lakeside Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.In addition to her husband, her survivors include two sons, Robert C. Schmidt of Houma, La., and Stephen H. Schmidt of Rocky Mount; a daughter, Laurie S. Levitt of Severna Park; and 11 grandchildren.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2010
A 33-year-old man with a history of violence has been indicted in a September 2009 shooting that witnesses told police was sparked by a drug dispute among members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Robert Looney, of the 2500 block of Maryland Ave., has been charged with orchestrating the shooting of Devon Cooper on Sept. 13, 2009, in the 1300 block of W. Pratt St. Records show Cooper was shot in the back of the head as he stood on the street, but survived. Witnesses told detectives that Looney and Cooper were members of the Black Guerrilla Family, a prison-based gang tied to a slew of recent acts of violence and drug dealing.
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January 4, 2004
Peacefully, on December 28, 2003, ALICE G. REUTER, age 79, of Rocky Mount, NC, formerly of Kingsville, MD. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Louis G. Reuter, of Rocky Mount; loving daughter Joyce R. Miller and son-in-law Kent Miller, of Rocky Mount; four grandsons, Sean McGlumphy, Kent Miller, Jr., Keith Miller, Kurt Miller and their families all in Maryland survive her. Also surviving are her sisters Catherine Morgan and Margaret Pettitt,...
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November 28, 2007
Milton Claude Henry, a retired textile executive and World War II naval aviator, died of gastric cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Mays Chapel resident was 88. Mr. Henry was born and raised in Rocky Mount, N.C. During the Depression, he helped his father establish C.S. Henry Trucking Co., and though he wasn't old enough for a commercial license, he worked as a driver for the fledgling company. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and, after completing training as an aviation machinist's mate, was assigned to VPB-105 Patrol Bombing Squadron in England.
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January 29, 2004
On January 27, 2004, ERNESTINE L. of Jessup, MD. Friends may call at the Estep Bros Funeral Home, P.A., 1300 Eutaw Place, Thursday from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. Funeral Service Sunday at 3 P.M. at Inglewood Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC.
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December 6, 2005
Celestine Gray Tinson, a retired educator who was active in church affairs, died of cancer Friday at her son's home in Scottsdale, Ariz. The former Baltimore resident was 85. She was born and raised Celestine Cortez Daniels in Halifax County, N.C. She was a graduate of Eastman High School in Enfield, N.C., and earned a bachelor's degree in education from what is now Elizabeth City State University. She moved to Washington in the early 1950s and taught elementary school pupils for several years.
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March 18, 2005
On Tuesday, March 15, 2005, RAY S. MASON, age 95, of Rocky Mount, VA, passed away. He was born April 1, 1909 to the late Tilden D. and Emma Shepherd Mason, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Reba L. Mason; sons, Donald R. Mason, Wesley S. Mason and Stephen T. Mason; sisters and brother-in-law, Mable and Stafford Akers, and Maude Overfelt. He is survived by his daughter, Emily F. Mason; son and daughter-in-law, Richard T. and Janis C. Mason; grandchildren, Daniel J. Mason and wife, Amanda, Christian M. Mueller and husband, Donald, R. Max Mason; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Annabelle Mason, Cora Mueller; brother-in-law, Daniel E. Overfelt; niece, Cassandra Lacey and husband, Dennis and their children, Denise Delaney and sons, Ryan and Kyle, Cathleen Studdard and husband Clint, and their children, Kynan and Clara, and Lorrane Lacey; special friends, Maryellen and Elbert Clifton.
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May 8, 2003
Naomi F. Williams, a homemaker and retired aircraft electronics assembler, died of stroke complications May 1 at the Chapel Hill Nursing Center in Randallstown. The Howard Park resident was 80. Born Naomi Fairley in Hasty, N.C., and raised in Rocky Mount, N.C., she moved to Baltimore in 1941 to work at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, where she assembled parts for 20 years. As a volunteer, she worked with women at state hospitals and prisons. She was a member of the Forest Park Senior Center, and its Bible class and gospel choir.
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April 6, 2000
Laura Charity Bunn, 100, homemaker and quilter Laura Charity Bunn, a homemaker and quilter, died in her sleep Friday at Millennium Health and Rehabilitation Center in Glen Burnie. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 100. A resident of Baltimore since the early 1930s, Mrs. Bunn enjoyed taking care of her family and caring for elderly and sick relatives. An accomplished seamstress, she designed and sewed dresses, coats and children's clothing. She was an avid quilter whose work had been exhibited in Baltimore.
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November 28, 2007
Milton Claude Henry, a retired textile executive and World War II naval aviator, died of gastric cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Mays Chapel resident was 88. Mr. Henry was born and raised in Rocky Mount, N.C. During the Depression, he helped his father establish C.S. Henry Trucking Co., and though he wasn't old enough for a commercial license, he worked as a driver for the fledgling company. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and, after completing training as an aviation machinist's mate, was assigned to VPB-105 Patrol Bombing Squadron in England.
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December 6, 2005
Celestine Gray Tinson, a retired educator who was active in church affairs, died of cancer Friday at her son's home in Scottsdale, Ariz. The former Baltimore resident was 85. She was born and raised Celestine Cortez Daniels in Halifax County, N.C. She was a graduate of Eastman High School in Enfield, N.C., and earned a bachelor's degree in education from what is now Elizabeth City State University. She moved to Washington in the early 1950s and taught elementary school pupils for several years.
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March 18, 2005
On Tuesday, March 15, 2005, RAY S. MASON, age 95, of Rocky Mount, VA, passed away. He was born April 1, 1909 to the late Tilden D. and Emma Shepherd Mason, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Reba L. Mason; sons, Donald R. Mason, Wesley S. Mason and Stephen T. Mason; sisters and brother-in-law, Mable and Stafford Akers, and Maude Overfelt. He is survived by his daughter, Emily F. Mason; son and daughter-in-law, Richard T. and Janis C. Mason; grandchildren, Daniel J. Mason and wife, Amanda, Christian M. Mueller and husband, Donald, R. Max Mason; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Annabelle Mason, Cora Mueller; brother-in-law, Daniel E. Overfelt; niece, Cassandra Lacey and husband, Dennis and their children, Denise Delaney and sons, Ryan and Kyle, Cathleen Studdard and husband Clint, and their children, Kynan and Clara, and Lorrane Lacey; special friends, Maryellen and Elbert Clifton.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | June 19, 2004
DENVER - Orioles hitting coach Terry Crowley walked into the visitors' dugout at Coors Field yesterday afternoon with a disgusted look on his face. Denver was covered in clouds, and the Rocky Mountain air felt like rain. For years, Crowley had been hearing about the hitters' paradise that is Coors Field. He had never been here, but he knew it was a place where lazy fly balls magically turn into home runs. A place where a struggling offense can get well in a hurry. But throw in some bad weather, Crowley said, and the place actually plays like a regular old ballpark.
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January 29, 2004
On January 27, 2004, ERNESTINE L. of Jessup, MD. Friends may call at the Estep Bros Funeral Home, P.A., 1300 Eutaw Place, Thursday from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. Funeral Service Sunday at 3 P.M. at Inglewood Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC.
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January 4, 2004
Peacefully, on December 28, 2003, ALICE G. REUTER, age 79, of Rocky Mount, NC, formerly of Kingsville, MD. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Louis G. Reuter, of Rocky Mount; loving daughter Joyce R. Miller and son-in-law Kent Miller, of Rocky Mount; four grandsons, Sean McGlumphy, Kent Miller, Jr., Keith Miller, Kurt Miller and their families all in Maryland survive her. Also surviving are her sisters Catherine Morgan and Margaret Pettitt,...
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May 8, 2003
Naomi F. Williams, a homemaker and retired aircraft electronics assembler, died of stroke complications May 1 at the Chapel Hill Nursing Center in Randallstown. The Howard Park resident was 80. Born Naomi Fairley in Hasty, N.C., and raised in Rocky Mount, N.C., she moved to Baltimore in 1941 to work at the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, where she assembled parts for 20 years. As a volunteer, she worked with women at state hospitals and prisons. She was a member of the Forest Park Senior Center, and its Bible class and gospel choir.
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February 16, 1995
Eleanor GillRegistered nurseEleanor Gill, a retired registered nurse, died Sunday of heart failure at Meridian Nursing Center-Multi Medical in Towson. The Ruxton resident was 71.She retired about 20 years ago from Johns Hopkins Hospital where she had worked since the early 1950s. She also worked at the hospital briefly after graduating from its nursing school in 1935.She was born Eleanor Coleman in Baltimore. Orphaned in childhood, she was reared by her maternal grandparents in Sparks until age 13 when she went to work.
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By Peter T. Kilborn and Peter T. Kilborn,New York Times News Service | April 9, 2000
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. -- Grinning seditiously, a prominent citizen of this Blue Ridge foothills town takes from his kitchen refrigerator an illegal gift from a moonshiner friend: a syrupy red liquor in a quart jar packed with grapelike damsonberries. He offers a taste to his visitor. It is a brandy, sweet and silky. "Damson's the best," he says. Next he selects a half-gallon jar of heart-stopping white lightning, as clear as vodka. Shaking it, he points to the "bead," or head. Bubbles that form a thick, beery bead indicate toxic contamination from sleazy stills that use old car radiators to condense the vapors from cooking and fermentation.
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By Peter T. Kilborn and Peter T. Kilborn,New York Times News Service | April 9, 2000
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. -- Grinning seditiously, a prominent citizen of this Blue Ridge foothills town takes from his kitchen refrigerator an illegal gift from a moonshiner friend: a syrupy red liquor in a quart jar packed with grapelike damsonberries. He offers a taste to his visitor. It is a brandy, sweet and silky. "Damson's the best," he says. Next he selects a half-gallon jar of heart-stopping white lightning, as clear as vodka. Shaking it, he points to the "bead," or head. Bubbles that form a thick, beery bead indicate toxic contamination from sleazy stills that use old car radiators to condense the vapors from cooking and fermentation.
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April 6, 2000
Laura Charity Bunn, 100, homemaker and quilter Laura Charity Bunn, a homemaker and quilter, died in her sleep Friday at Millennium Health and Rehabilitation Center in Glen Burnie. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 100. A resident of Baltimore since the early 1930s, Mrs. Bunn enjoyed taking care of her family and caring for elderly and sick relatives. An accomplished seamstress, she designed and sewed dresses, coats and children's clothing. She was an avid quilter whose work had been exhibited in Baltimore.
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