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Russell R. Grimes, 83, died Tuesday at Hanover General Hospital in Pennsylvania. Twice married, his first wife was the late Mary Agnes Ness Grimes. He is survived by his second wife, Mary V. Grimes. Before his retirement, he was a mechanic at Sentz Garage in Baltimore County. He was a member of Greenmount United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, survivors include children Mary Lawrence of Linwood, Pauline Grafof Illinois, and Edith V. Myers of Baltimore County; half-sisters Helen Wetzel and Doris Strawsburg, both of New Windsor; half-brothers Joseph Nusbaum of Westminster and Thomas Nusbaum of York, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family requests memorial donations to his church or to the hospital, where he had worked in maintenance.
Wesley Myers Groves, infant son of Robert M. and Robin Groves, died Wednesday at Howard County General Hospital. In addition to his parents, survivors include brothers Benjamin T. and Samuel R. of here; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Groves of Woodbine and maternal grandparents Dr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. C. J.Myers, all of Rockville, Montgomery County. An interment service will be at 3 p.m. today at Pipe Creek Cemetery.
Oscar L. Staley, 82, died Tuesday at his Baltimore County home. He was the husband of Courtney Hooper Staley. Until his retirement, he was a bank manager at the former Union Trust Co. here. He was a member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company and Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Linda Ritchey of Hampstead; sister, Viola Fisher of Frederick; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
Lucille Gamber, 69, died Monday at Washington Medical Center in the District of Columbia. She was the wife of Phillips L. Gamber Sr. A former nurse at Mount Wilson and Springfield Hospital centers, she had retired as a hairdresser with Nan's Beauty Shop. In addition to her husband, survivors include daughters Patricia A. Burdette and Deborah L. Gamber, both of here; sons Phillips L. of here, William A. Sr. of Westminster and Carroll W. of Finksburg; sisters Edna Stocks, Madeline Perdew and Ruth Nelson, all of North Carolina, Rose Bundage of Woodbine and Nannie Roebuck of here; and 10 grandchildren.
Billie R. Bellomy, 55, died Monday at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. Hewas the son of Thomas Bellomy and the late Ruth Nelson Bellomy. He was the husband of Mary F. Bellomy. He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan B. Trent. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a quality control supervisor for Heileman Brewing Co. in Baltimore County. In addition to his wife and father, survivors include sons Frank and David, both of Westminster, and John of Woodbine; brothers Ronald and Dale, both of Ohio; sister Donna of Ohio, and three grandchildren.
Benny A. Wetzel, 69, died Wednesday at his home. He was the husband of the lateIrene S. Wetzel. Before his retirement, he was a truck driver for Mehring Truck Co. in Keymar. During World War II, he served in the U.S.Army. He was a member of the VFW Molleville Farm Post No. 467. Survivors include stepdaughters Betty C. Gibson of Ohio and Beverly A. Stricker of West Virginia; brothers Alfred L. of here and Marvin A. of Frederick County; sisters Violet Morris of Florida, Betty Stonesifer of Westminster, Eleanor Frye of here and Katheleen Hoffman and Jeanette Osburn, both of Frederick County; seven step-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
Russell J. Barger, 76, died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Alice Weller Barger. Before his retirement, he had been a transportation specialist with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include sons Kirby J. of here and Kenneth R. of Howard County, and three grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church on Carroll Street. The family requests memorials to Carroll Lutheran Village, 205 St. Mark Way, here.
Martha A. Smith, 77, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clarence E. Smith and the mother of the late Jess O. Stone and John W. Stone. She was a member of Mount Olive Church of God in Tennessee. Survivors include daughters Jacquelyn H. Stater of here and Shirley J. Stone of Los Angeles; brothers Herbert and Glenn Gentry, both of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.