John Edward "Squeaky" Eubanks, a former amateur boxer who later coached successful fighters, died June 29 of a heart attack at Maryland General Hospital. He was 62.
Born and reared in Baltimore, he graduated with honors from Dunbar High School in 1948. At Dunbar, he was a four-sport letterman in baseball, football, basketball and boxing.
Mr. Eubanks graduated from Morgan State University in 1952.
At Morgan, he was a member of the boxing team and was undefeated and untied in 32 bouts; and was lightweight champion of the Collegiate Interscholastic Athletic Association for four consecutive years. He was inducted into the Morgan Athletic Hall of Fame in 1976.
His motto was, "Champions never quit and thoroughbreds don't make excuses," said Russell Young, president of the Morgan Varsity "M" Club.
After leaving Morgan, where he was a member of the school's ROTC program, Mr. Eubanks was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army. He traveled around the world as coach of nine Army boxing champions. He also later coached two Olympic fighters.
He was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in the paratroopers.
He then worked as a Baltimore City recreation center director from 1958 to 1964. He later held other positions and was a physical education teacher and coach at the Maryland Training School for Boys in Baltimore County from 1975 to 1980.
He also owned his own insurance firm, with offices at Mondawmin Mall. He was the first African-American to graduate from a school for agents run by the Nationwide Insurance Companies. He was a member of Morgan State's Varsity "M" Club, the Prince Hall Masons and Pride of Towson Lodge 84 of the Elks.
Mr. Eubanks is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Marsell and Jean Williams; a sister, Mary S. Smith; and five grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.
/# Services were conducted July 6. Boycy Workman, a retired railroad worker, died Sunday of heart failure at Levindale in Baltimore. He was 85.
He moved from Winston-Salem, N.C., to Baltimore in 1949 to work for the Baltimore and Ohio railroad as a stevedore. Before that, he worked as a stemmer for the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in Winston-Salem.
Born in Laurens, S.C., he attended Sanders High School there.
In 1935, he married the former Georgia Richardson, who died in 1985.
He was an usher at Fulton Baptist Church on North Avenue in West Baltimore.
Services for Mr. Workman were to be held at 1 p.m today at the Baltimore Cemetery, East North Avenue and North Rose Street.
He is survived by a daughter, Anne Wilkins of Baltimore; two sisters, Daisy Bloch of Hollywood, Fla., and Lulu Workman of White Plains, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Samuel G. Bevis
Retired dry cleaner
Samuel Gordon Bevis, the retired owner of a dry-cleaning business, died of lung cancer June 14 at his home in Savannah, Ga. He was 64.
The 22-year Baltimore resident bought a dry-cleaning plant, Cindy's Cleaners in Annapolis, in 1971. He owned and operated the business until his retirement in 1981.
The Lewiston, Idaho, native moved to Burbank, Calif., at age 2 and grew up there. After graduating from Glendale Community College in Glendale, Calif., he moved to Silver Spring to attend the National Institute of Dry-cleaning, which is now known as the International Fabricare Institute. He taught at the institute until he was drafted in 1950.
After serving in the Army for three years and being commissioned as a first lieutenant, he worked for 18 years as an industrial chemist for R. R. Street and Co. in Chicago before buying his Annapolis business.
A memorial service was held Saturday at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in West Baltimore.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Jeanne Stevens; two daughters, Leslie Bevis and Lisa Bevis Toledo, both of Burbank, and a son, Mark Bevis of Baltimore.
The family suggested that memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of the Island Episcopal Church, 590 Walthour Road, Savannah, Ga. 31410.