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Inez Alice Chappell, manicurist

Inez Alice Chappell, manicurist

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...