Lauren Allyson Martin, infant daughter of Scott andAmy Martin, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, Baltimore County. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Madeline and Russell Martin of Westminster, and paternal grandmother, Virginia Martin of here. Memorial contributions may be made to the GBMC Neonatal Unit, 6701 N. Charles St., Towson, Md. 21204.
Paul M. Miller, 54, a sportsman and bowler, died suddenly Wednesday at his Royal Avenue home. He was born July 23, 1937 in New Windsor, the son of the late J. Albert and Fannie Wagner Miller. He worked as a forklift operator at Black and Decker Corp. for 26 years and belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1381. Survivors include his wife, Doris Dutrow Miller; daughters, Karen S. Owings of Westminster and Rhonda E. Drew of here; sisters, Doris Heagy of Westminster, Ruthanna Vleck of near New Windsor and Betty Jane Coshun of near Union Bridge; brothers, A. Woodrow Miller of Baltimore, W. Wagner Miller and G.Gary Miller of New Windsor, Jonas Eugene Miller of Westminster, and H. Richard Miller of Reisterstown, Baltimore County; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.
Ezekial Renfro, 77, a former resident of Carroll County, died Thursday in Pennsylvania. A retired carpenter, he is survived by two daughters, Alene Stickles and Phyllis Ann Hare of Westminster; two sons, Ronald Renfro of Springgrove, Pa., and George Renfro of Hampstead; brother, Oscar Renfro of Manchester; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Christ Church Cemetery, Trenton, Baltimore County.
Goldie G. Scyphers, 90, a member of Brumbley Gap Methodist Church of Abingdon, Va., died Tuesday at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Lee Stone of Woodsboro, Frederick County; son, Harry C. Scyphers of Damascus, Montgomery County; four grandchildren; and eightgreat-grandchildren.
Archie Henry Zepp, 96, a retired house painter and farmer, died Thursday after an extended illness. A member of St. Matthews United Church of Christ here, he served on the church council and cemetery board for a number of years. He is survived by two children, Clifton D. Zepp of New Oxford, Pa., and Mrs. Edgar (Catherine I.) Miller of Westminster; six grandchildren; ninegreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. His wife, Hilda P. Zepp, died in 1987. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today, and funeral services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Thomas D. Fletcher and Son Funeral Home, 254 E. Main St., Westminster. The Rev. Charles A. Stanfield will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthews UCC Building Fund, 1427 Pleasant Valley Rd., Westminster, Md. 21158.
Ann Virginia Otto, 61, a member of St. Luke's (Winter's) Lutheran Church near New Windsor, died Tuesday at Baltimore County General Hospital, Randallstown, Baltimore County, after a two-month illness. She was born in Oakland Mills, Howard County, the daughter of the late Earl and Gladys Austin Gouker and adopted daughter of the late Robert and Lottie Dickensheets. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Otto; daughters, Phyllis M. Zepp of here and AnnetteL. Otto of Parkville, Baltimore County; sons, Robert K. Otto of Westminster and Joseph E. Otto of here; sisters, Estelle Kolk of Phoenix and Doris Troxell of Monkton, both in Baltimore County, Betty Sheelerand Nancy Shelton of Millers, Mary Sheldon of Union Bridge, and Pauline Racine of Gettysburg, Pa.; brother, Earl Gouker of Westminster; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Fund of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, c/o Darthean Fox, 21 Park Ave.,Westminster, Md. 21157.
William E. Haymire, 57, who worked in the auto body and fender industry, died Thursday at home after a lengthy illness. The son of the late Norman J. and Anna M. Staubity Haymire, he belonged to Granite Presbyterian Church, Granite, Baltimore County, and was an elder of the Presbyterian Church USA, Reisterstown Moose Lodge 1577, Baltimore County, and the Old Timers AntiqueCar Club of Latimore, Pa. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Trott Haymire; sons, Jeffrey Edward Haymire of Ellicott City, Paul Lee Schroeder and Richard Scott Schroeder, both of Woodlawn; daughters, Charlotte Anne Frailey of Union Mills and Barbara Jean Medicus of Glen Rock, Pa.; brothers, Norman Lewis Haymire of Baltimore and Charles Richard Haymire of Owings Mills, Baltimore County; and six grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Granite Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Sherman Roddy officiating. Burial will be in Wards Chapel Cemetery, Randallstown. Memorial contributions may be madeto the Granite Presbyterian Memorial Fund or to Tri Home Hospice Care of Randallstown, Baltimore County.
Jessie Mildred Tomlinson, 68,the wife of Essie Ray Tomlinson, died Monday at Carroll County General Hospital. Survivors include sons, Dennis R. and Kenneth P. Tomlinson of here; daughter, Mildred Ann Buchanan of here; brothers, Paul R.Parham of here, Carroll W. Parham and Vaughn D. Parham of Westminster; sister, Shirley A. Mathis of Woodbine; and 10 grandchildren.
David Lee Blizzard, 31, an employee of Hoff Brothers Saw Mill, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Hewas born April 13, 1960. He had bowled in the Wednesday Night Pro Bowling League at Thunderhead Lanes here and in the Thursday B Minor League at Thunderhead Lanes in Westminster. He was the son of Herbert E. Blizzard Sr. and Hazel Groft Blizzard of here. Other survivors are sisters, Brenda J. Vincent of Fort Belvoir, Va., Becky S. Schrell andCathy L. Barnes of here; brothers, James T. Blizzard of Westminster and Robert E. Blizzard of here; maternal grandmother, Loretta V. Beaver of Westminster, and paternal grandmother, Florence M. Blizzard of Finksburg.
Sharon M. Sutphin, 45, a 10-year representative for Avon Co., died Tuesday at Carroll County General Hospital. Born in Baltimore on Oct. 20, 1946 to James and Pauline M. Parks Rayner of Marion,she was the wife of Harold E. Sutphin. She is survived by her children, Raymond, Randy and Tricia Jedlicka of here; stepchildren, Debra Ann Schoolcraft of New Oxford, Pa., Wade Sutphin of Union Bridge, Richard Sutphin of here, Carol Falkenklous of Reisterstown, Baltimore County, and Susan Harvey of Littlestown, Pa.; a brother, Robert Rayner of Dundalk, Baltimore County; and eight step-grandchildren.
Jean E. W. Becker, 58, the wife of John Louis Becker, died Tuesday at home following an extended illness. She was born Jan. 15, 1934 in Westminster to the late John and Ethel Witter Wildasin. Employed by Black and Decker Corp. for 17 years, she was a lifelong member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Bachmans Valley. She is survived by children, Sandra Lee Martin of Hanover, Pa., Dale Leroy Becker of here, and Gregory Keith and Eric Steven Becker, at home; brothers, Roy Wildasin of Hanover, Pa., Walter Wildasin of Berkley Springs, W.Va., and John Stoner of here; sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Hattie) Staub, Mrs. Ralph (Daisy) Feeser and Mrs. Walter (Romaine) Hare, all of here; two grandchildren; and 16 nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Carroll County Unit, P.O. Box 824,Westminster, Md. 21157.
Margaret E. Kavanaugh, 81, retired from Mount Vernon Woodberry Mills in Baltimore, died Tuesday at the Westminster Nursing and Convalescent Center. She is survived by children, Margaret Crowther of Baltimore County, Martin Kavanaugh, Rosalie Lequire and Howard Kavanaugh of here; brothers, Lawrence Brooks of Pennsylvania and Walter Brooks of Baltimore; sisters, Emma Knapp and Helen Brooks of Baltimore; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin Joseph Kavanaugh, in 1981, and a son Donald Kavanaugh, who died in the 1940s.