Inez Alice Chappell, a former Pennsylvania Avenue manicurist and thoroughbred racing fan, died Nov. 2 of heart failure at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital Center.
The Northwest Baltimore resident was 86.
The daughter of an a-rab and a homemaker, Miss Chappell was born and raised in West Baltimore and Harlem Park.
She was a 1943 graduate of the old Frederick Douglass High School and Cortez Peters Business School.
For more than two decades, Miss Chappell worked as a manicurist at Pennsylvania Avenue barbershops.
"She didn't have her own shop but went from barbershop to barbershop," said her nephew, Meredith Chappell, who lives in...