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Doris G. Pryor

Reared in Reisterstown

Doris G. Pryor, formerly of Baltimore County, died of cancer June 23 at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was 76.

The former Doris Grimes was born and reared in Reisterstown and graduated from Franklin High School in 1935. She attended a business college in Baltimore briefly before becoming the social secretary for Mrs. Milson Thomas, the mother of opera star John Charles Thomas, in 1937. For the next seven years, she divided her time between Towson, New York City, Palm Beach, Fla., and Southern California. In 1945 she married James McKenzie Rust and the couple settled in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1966, after a divorce, she returned to Palm Beach. Two years later, she married Alva Scott Pryor. He died in 1975.

Mrs. Pryor is survived by three sons, James McKenzie Rust Jr. of Galveston, Texas, George Reid Rust of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Thomas Akehurst Rust of Tonawanda, N.Y.

Services were held June 29 in Florida.

The family suggested memorial contributions be sent to Dreyer Park Zoo in Palm Beach, Fla.

Bettie K. Pierson

Darlington homemaker

Bettie Kathryn Pierson, a homemaker, died June 30 of heart failure at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. She was 76.

The Darlington resident was born in Accomac, Va. She graduated from high school in Wilmington, Del., then moved to the Los Angeles area for 20 years. She then returned to Delaware for 16 years and moved to Darlington in 1991.

Mrs. Pierson worked in retail and office jobs but was primarily a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Sherry M. Pomraning of Darlington; two brothers, Joseph H. Murphy Jr. of Quarryville, Pa., and Stephen D. Murphy Sr. of Aberdeen; two sisters, Elizabeth M. Jones of Norfolk, Va., and Ruth Louden of Rosedale; and two grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Pierson were held Saturday at the Patterson Funeral Home in Perryville.

Herbert E. Fillmore

Retired auto mechanic

Herbert E. Fillmore, a retired mechanic who lived in Baltimore for many years, died of lung cancer June 29 at a son's home in Orlando, Fla. He was 69.

A native of Garfield, Utah, he left his hometown in 1941 when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. After serving at a military base in North Carolina, he married the former Doris Dietz in 1946 and the couple settled in Baltimore.

Mr. Fillmore worked for Smith Motors as an automobile body and fender mechanic for 30 years and for an armored car service for five more years before retiring. His wife died in 1975. Mr. Fillmore moved to Florida earlier this year.

He is survived by three sons, Thomas Fillmore of Baltimore, Randolph Fillmore of Tampa, Fla., and Steven Fillmore of Orlando, Fla.

Private funeral services were held July 3 in Orlando.

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