Raymond Smith at workLongtime a-rabServices for Raymond...


Raymond Smith at work

Longtime a-rab

Services for Raymond Smith, an a-rab in West Baltimore from the late 1920s until his retirement about six years ago, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Rehoboth Church of God, 700 Poplar Grove St.

Mr. Russ, who was 78, died May 15 at the Jenkins Memorial Home after several strokes. He was 78 and lived in the Rosemont Tower Apartments.

He became known as Little Raymond and sold fruits and vegetables primarily in the Sandtown area from a horse-drawn ++ wagon and later from a truck.

The Baltimore native was one of the street-sellers pictured in a 1989 book, "The Arabbers of Baltimore" by Roland L. Freeman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janie Richards; two daughters, Genevieve Poquiz and Grace Parker; two sons, Stanley Smith and Tony Parker; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Services for Henry Magers Walker, who had been a stockbroker in Baltimore, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Saters Baptist Church, 1200 Saters Lane in Brooklandville.

Mr. Walker, who was 67 and lived in Boston, died Sunday at a hospital there of complications of cancer.

Born in Baltimore to a family that had first settled in Baltimore Countyin the 17th century, he was a graduate of City College and Loyola College.

He was an officer in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II.

Before his retirement in the mid-1970s, he had been a partner in Chapin Walker, a brokerage now known as Chapin Davis.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ida Clark Wakefield; three daughters, Hally Walker Gleason of Bethesda, Anastasia Walker and Discretion Nora Walker, both of Chicago; two sons, H. Magers Walker III of Newton, Mass., and Joshua Wakefield Walker of Costa Mesa, Calif.; a sister, Mary Alma Walker of Baltimore; and a brother, Noah Walker of Clearwater, Fla.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Maryland Historical Society.

George Major

Seaman, dancer

George Thomas Major, who was a merchant seaman and an entertainer in clubs in New York and on Baltimore's Pennsylvania Avenue, died of heart and kidney failure April 21 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 64.

Called Junior by his family, he used Toni as a stage name.

He grew up in Baltimore and was educated in city public schools, graduating from Carver Vocational Technical High School.

In the mid-1940s, he was a merchant seaman for three years. He returned to Baltimore to entertain as a dancer in Pennsylvania Avenue clubs, including Gambys, Comedy Club and The Avenue.

He also spent several years as an entertainer in New York, living in Brooklyn. Health problems forced his return to Baltimore in the early 1980s.

He is survived by a sister, Mary T. Hunter; an uncle, Ernest Harper; a cousin, Dorothy H. Lewis; and many nieces and nephews. All are of Baltimore.

Memorial services were held April 24.

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