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Ethel G. Coleman, educator

Ethel G. Coleman, educator

Ethel G. Coleman, a retired city public school teacher, died Jan. 14 of heart failure at the Hillcrest Convalescence Center in Durham, N.C. The former Ashburton resident was 98. The daughter of William Henry Gillis, a farmer, and Barbara Goins Gillis, a laundress, Ethel Gillis was born in Concord, N.C. She was a graduate of Concord public schools and in 1956 earned a bachelor's degree from what is now Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C. Mrs. Coleman taught school in North Carolina before moving to Baltimore in 1959, when she and her husband settled into a home in the city's Ashburton neighborhood. She taught at Cherry Hill Elementary School from 1961 until...