Beth BrysonLibrarianBeth Bryson, 78, a 1935 graduate...


Beth Bryson


Beth Bryson, 78, a 1935 graduate of Western Maryland College, died Aug. 19. She had a master's degree in library science from the University of Pittsburgh and spent much of her career in the Enoch Pratt Library system in Baltimore. She also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II and was a member of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). She is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. William J. and Charlotte H. Bryson of Sykesville, and Brady O. and Mary B. Bryson of Westminster.


Dorothy Weidenhan

Former resident

Dorothy W. Weidenhan, 82, died Aug. 20 at Charlestown Retirement Community in Baltimore County. She is survived by her husband, J. Louis Weidenhan; daughter Clare W. Sutton of Delaware; and two granddaughters.


Virginia Yontz Engle

Newspaper worker

Virginia Yontz Engle, 85, died Aug. 23 at her West Virginia home. She had worked for the Martinsburg Journal and The Washington Post. She is survived her husband, George D. Engle; daughters Janet Ober of Westminster, Anne Matthews of Rockville and Charlotte Gironda of Clarksburg; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Norris C. Hall

Army veteran

Norris C. Hall, 63, who retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service, died Aug. 20 at Carroll County General Hospital. He was a member of Flohrville United Methodist Church and the VFW. He is survived by sisters Agnes A. Tabler of Sykesville, Janet H. Beall of

Eldersburg and Imogene V. Hillis of Delaware, and a half-sister, Hazel Ryan of Frederick.


Carl W. Smith

Korean War veteran

Carl William Smith, 57, an assembler for Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens, died Wednesday at home. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean conflict and belonged to Reisterstown Moose Lodge and American Legion Post. He is survived by his wife Donna L. Smith; daughters Donna B. Feher of Hampstead and Caralynn M. Farmer of Baltimore; brother Robert H. Smith of New York; and twin grandchildren.

Brandon Whitcomb


Brandon Tyler Whitcomb, infant son of Lewis Schaffer Whitcomb and Deborah Ann Lyons Whitcomb, died Aug. 23 at Carroll County General Hospital. Besides his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents John and Cathy Whitcomb of Eldersburg; paternal great-grandmother Martha Schaffer of Eldersburg; maternal grandfather William Lyons of Westminster; brothers Russell Joseph, Christopher William and Craig Lewis, at home.


Janis L. Smith

Nursing aide

Janis Lynn Smith, 39, a nurse's aide at Hanover Hall Nursing Home in Hanover, Pa., died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Lewis N. Smith Jr., she is survived by her parents Caroline Collins of Arbutus and Richard Collins of Chambersburg, Pa.; daughter Tara Smith of Westminster; son Craig Smith of Westminster; stepchildren Marie Anahory and Frances Smith of Florida, Sharon Walthal of Manchester, Helen Warner of Lineboro and Lewis N. Smith III of Hampstead; sisters Peggy Merkwan of Arizona, Peggy O'Connor Arbutus and Carol Scaggs of Greenmount; brothers Mike Collins of Chambersburg and Richard Collins of Pennsylvania.

Annie S. Bankert

Club member

Annie Spence Bankert, 86, a member of the Hampstead Women's Club, died Aug. 21 at St. Joseph Hospital in Towson. She belonged to St. Mark's Lutheran Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert N. Bankert, and daughter, Shirley B. Murray, and is survived by daughter Doris M. Anderson of New Carrollton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Opal G. Williams

Restaurant owner

Opal G. Williams, 98, died Wednesday at Loudon Memorial Long Term Care Home in Leesburg, Va. Formerly of Manchester, she owned and operated a restaurant in Martin's Ferry, Ohio. She is survived by daughters Doris L. Minnich of Manchester and Betty J. Staples of Florida; son David B. Williams of Virginia; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mount Airy

Rose E. T. Grimm

Longtime resident

Rose E. Talbert Grimm, 66, died Wednesday. She was the daughter of Rose E. Stroh of Sparks and the late John Talbert. She was the wife of the late William L. Grimm. For 35 years, she was employed by Rombro Brothers. In addition to her mother, survivors include children Carol Rapisarda of Bel Air, Gail Murray of Westminster, Vickey Wilson of Millersville, James Grimm of

Mount Airy and Missy Grimm; sister, Shirley T. Smith of St. Mary's County; brothers Donald Talbert of Florida, Edward and Emory Stroh, both of Sparks, and 13 grandchildren.

New Windsor

Frank J. Novotny Sr.

Founded tool firm

Frank J. Novotny Sr., 78, husband of Helen Roh Novotny for 42 years, died Aug. 20 at Carroll County General Hospital. He belonged to St. Luke's (Winter's) Lutheran Church, Aero Lodge 648 F&AM; of Dayton, Ohio, and Boumi Temple Shrine of Baltimore. A 32nd-degree Mason of the Chesapeake Consistory, was a member of the National Tool and Die Association. With his father and two brothers, the family founded A. F. Tool and Die Co. Inc. in Arbutus in 1945. He was a vice president and served in the business until retiring in 1976. While living in Howard

County, he was a deacon and elder at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia. He and his wife moved to Carroll County in 1984. Other survivors are daughters Ann H. Novotny of Laurel and JoAnne L. Lee of Severna Park; son Frank J. Novotny Jr. of Winfield; brother George Novotny of Pennsylvania; and five grandchildren.


Harry W. Naylor


Harry Woodrow Naylor, 78, a carpenter, died Wednesday at his Baltimore County home. He is survived by his wife, Mary Virginia Sutton Naylor; sons Richard W. of West Virginia, Philip E. of Sparks, David L. of Hampstead and Gerald T. of Frederick; sister Evelyn Bull of Sparks; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Louis R. Aaron Jr.


Louis R. Aaron Jr., 75, a resident of Sykesville Eldercare Center, died Aug. 22 at Baltimore County General Hospital. He was a retired printer and box maker for Lord Baltimore Co., a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rockdale and its Young at Heart Club. Predeceased in 1984 by his wife, Pauline G. Cameron Aaron, he is survived by sons Louis R. III of New York, Paul W. of Florida and Robert B. of Westminster; sister Jacqueline Woener of Rockdale; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Hazel I. Simmons

Day-care provider

Hazel Isabelle Simmons, 89, died Aug. 21 at Berlin Nursing Home, Dorchester County. A day-care associate for many years, she also worked for RPS Automotive Co. Predeceased by her husband, Walter H. Simmons, she is survived by daughter June Remmell Himmighoefer of Ocean City; sister Laura Kingston of Miami; fivegrandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Paul F. Brower

Dairy farmer

Paul Francis Brower, 75, died Wednesday at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital. A lifelong farmer and salesman for Pioneer Seed Co. for 44 years, he belonged to the Maryland Farm Bureau and Grace United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Sarah K. Shockley Brower; son Donald E. of Taneytown; sister Treva Anders of Taneytown; and two grandsons.


Hallie B. GreenHomemaker

Hallie B. Green, 68, died Wednesday at her home. She was the wife of the late William S. Green. Survivors include daughters Linda Neeley, Wanda Bloom and Debbie Shifflett, and sons Harold and William, all of Westminster; brother, James Wilder of Glenwood; sisters Bessie Magruder of Rockville, Nola Hughes of Glen Burnie, Nan Sauer of Pennsylvania, Hattie Heer of California and Eulav Cornwell of Ellicott City; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Verla Y. Woodyard

Dies in Baltimore

Verla Yvette "Tammy" Woodyard, 31, died suddenly Tuesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. She is survived by children Taiwan M. Veney, Justin D. Veney and Darnae N. Ambush, all at home; brothers David A. and Edgar L. Woodyard of Frederick, Marlowe R. Woodyard of Kensington, Curtis M. Woodyard of Seattle, Kirdell J. Woodyard of Washington, D.C., and Bruce E. Woodyard of Westminster; sisters Anna G. Smith, Leona M. Jefferson and Barbara Jean Moals of Westminster, Ernestine E. Rheubottom of Frederick, Paulette Johnson of Damascus and Kristen H. Woodyard of Kensington, and a devoted friend, Daryl T. Ambush.

Margaret Weisgerber

Known for cookies

Margaret Adele Weisgerber, 80, of Carroll Lutheran Village, died Wednesday at Carroll County General Hospital. A lifelong Baltimore resident, she lived in Westminster from 1977 to 1979, then moved to Carroll Lutheran Village in 1991. She was known for her Christmas cookies, which she delivered to shut-ins and nursing home residents. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Baltimore. She was a housewife and worked in clothing factories before she studied hairdressing. She later managed her own beauty shop in Baltimore. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law G. Ronald and Martha J. Weisgerber of Westminster; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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