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Bettye J. WilliamsWAC veteranBettye Jayne Williams, a...


Bettye J. Williams

WAC veteran

Bettye Jayne Williams, a Baltimore native who was a member of the first Women's Army Corps detachment sent to Italy in World War II, died Tuesday of cancer at her home in Overlea.

Mrs. Williams, who was 76, had returned to Baltimore in 1990 after living in many cities with her husband, Lawrence H. Williams, a retired American Telephone and Telegraph Co. executive, who died in 1989.

Born Bettye Jayne Britton, she graduated from Eastern High School and the Schuster-Martin Dramatic Academy in Cincinnati.

She acted on radio programs in Cincinnati before joining the WAC. While stationed in Italy, she met and married Mr. Williams, who was serving in the Army.

She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Services were planned for 8 p.m. today at the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road, Overlea.

Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Linda W. Cornell of Clinton, N.J.; a son, Lawrence D. Williams of Montgomery, Ala.; and two sisters, Rosalind Ortt and Mary Heine, both of Baltimore.

Michael Hindman

Defense worker, artist

Michael D. Hindman, a painter and retired Department of Defense security specialist, died Monday of a brain tumor at his home on Forest View Road in Overlea. He was 37.

Mr. Hindman had devoted his time to painting since retiring about a year ago after 10 years as a security specialist for the Defense Investigative Service at Fort Howard Industrial Park.

Though he sometimes worked in oils, he usually did watercolors. His work, in the impressionist style, included landscapes and still lifes.

Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Loch Raven High School and the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Services were planned for 11 a.m. today at the Johnson Funeral Home, 8521 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Leyan deBorja; his parents, Ruth and William M. Hindman Jr. of Pasadena and Deerfield Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Linda Brennan of Westminster and Beth O'Malley of Perry Hall; a brother, Buzz Hindman of Abingdon; and his grandparents, Ruth and W. Melvin Hindman Sr., both of (( Baltimore.

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