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Samuel M. Ivrey

Annapolis lawyer

Samuel M. Ivrey, an Annapolis lawyer, died Monday of cancer at his home on Old Annapolis Boulevard in the Ferry Farms area.

Services for Mr. Ivrey, who was 77, are at 11 a.m. today at Congregation Kneseth Israel, Spa Road and Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.

Ivrey had practiced law in Annapolis since the end of World War II, specializing in real estate law. He had served on the board of Annapolis Federal Savings Bank and as its attorney.

Born in Annapolis, he was a 1932 graduate of Annapolis High School, a 1936 graduate of St. John's College and a 1942 graduate of the University of Maryland law school, which he attended at night while continuing to work in his parents' grocery store.

He was a former member of the board of Congregation Kneseth Israel.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Miriam Hankin; a son, Harry Ivrey of Annapolis; two daughters, Lisa Sherwin of Boca Raton, Fla., and Jill Kaplan of Chicago, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Samuel and Miriam Ivrey Foundation for Alzheimer's Research, 144 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis 21401.


M. C. Hambleton

Retired IRS supervisor

Mary Charlotte Nicolai Hambleton, a retired Internal Revenue Service supervisor who was active in church and community groups, died Aug. 17 at Anne Arundel Medical Center of congestive heart failure.

A memorial service for Mrs Hambleton, who was 92, is scheduled for 2 p.m. today at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 3900 Roland Ave.

Mrs. Hambleton had served on the vestry at St. Mary's before she moved in 1989 from nearby Roland View Towers East Apartments to the Ginger Cove retirement community in Annapolis.

She retired in 1965 after many years with the Baltimore office of the IRS.

Born in Washington, the former Mary Charlotte Nicolai was descended from Colonial residents of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

She was reared in Baltimore and was a graduate of the Hannah More Academy and the Bard Avon School of Dramatic Arts. She also studied voice at the Peabody Institute and was a soprano in the choir of the old Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Baltimore.

During World War I, she was a junior volunteer with the ReCross. During World War II, she worked in a local manufacturing plant that made small parts she later learned were used in assembling atomic bombs.

At Roland View Towers, she served on the Residents' Board. She had earlier been active in the McDonogh School Parents Association and the Maryland Branch of the English Speaking Union. In 1921, she toured Britain, Europe and the Middle East.

Her marriage in 1923 to Richard W. Hambleton ended in 1934.

She is survived by a son, Richard Nicolai Hambleton of Annapolis; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

Lillian M. Davis

Ran day-care center

Lillian M. Davis, owner of the Rainbow Bright Child Care Center, died Sunday of cancer at her home on Greenspring Avenue.

Services for Mrs. Davis, who was 49, will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Brown's Memorial Baptist Church, 3215 W. Belvedere Ave.

Mrs. Davis owned her own day-care center for about five years and had worked at others for 10 years before that.

The former Lillian M. Epps was a native of Baltimore and a graduate of Douglass High School. She attended Baltimore City Community College.

She was president of the usher board and a trustee of Falls Road A.M.E. Church where she also belonged to the Missionary Society.

Her husband, Levander Davis, is a retired postal worker.

Family members praised her jolly disposition, her willingness to help others and her love for family, friends and children.

In addition to her husband, survivors include four sons, Brett Epps of Towson and Bruce, Bryan and Brandon Epps, all of Baltimore; two daughters, Bridgett and Bernetta Epps, both of Baltimore; two daughters-in-law, Melanie Epps of Towson and Emma Epps of Baltimore; her mother, Geraldine Epps of Baltimore; five brothers, Gary Epps of San Diego and Wendell, Thomas, James and Keith Epps, all of Baltimore; four sisters, Geraldine Fowlkes, Brenda Mills, Sandra Nelson and Wanda Russell, all of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

Ernest B. Kennard

Mail carrier, swimmer

Ernest B. Kennard, a retired mail carrier and a champion swimmer, died Aug. 20 of heart disease at his home on Courtleigh Drive in Randallstown.

Services for Mr. Kennard, who was 72, will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Carrollton Avenue and Lanvale Street.

Mr. Kennard retired in 1967 as a mail carrier after working from the main post office in Baltimore for much of his 33 years of service.

Born in Baltimore, he was a 1940 graduate of Douglass High School and a member of its conference championship swimming team. He also swam for the Druid Hill Avenue YMCA and for a Druid Hill Park team. He won many awards, including silver and gold medals in the local Senior Olympics.

He served in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II.

A member of the Prince Hall Masons, he also belonged to two social clubs, the Hawks Club and the Gladiators Inc., which he served as treasurer.

He is survived by his wife, the former Pearl Williams Robertson; and several cousins.

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