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Everette P. Logan Steel worker, teacher


Everette P. Logan, a retired steel worker and teacher, died June 23 of a heart attack in his Dolfield Avenue residence. He was 80.

He was a foreman and inspector at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant from 1950 until his retirement in 1978. Earlier, he worked in his native Richmond, Va., for the Railway Express Agency and the Virginia State Employment Service, and was an insurance agent.

He attended Richmond schools and earned his bachelor's degree from Virginia Union University in 1934.

He began his teaching career as an adult education teacher in night school in Richmond. He later was an elementary school teacher and principal in several county schools in Virginia.

During World War II, he helped organize the Community Day Nursery of Richmond, one of city's the first black nurseries. After the war, he saw to it that the nursery remained open and, under his leadership, it eventually became an agency of the Community Chest.

He was honored for his work with Richmond's black community by the Afro-American newspapers in 1949.

After moving to Baltimore, he joined Wayland Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and trustee and taught Bible classes.

"He was always very active in his church as an educator and even taught Bible classes to people who were in nursing homes," said Charmaine Logan, a daughter, of Baltimore.

He was a co-founder and first president of the Dolfield Area Association Inc., was active in the Boy Scouts and was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Elizabeth Davis; three sons, Forrest E. Logan of Nigeria, Eric R. W. Logan of Rochester, N.Y., and Sherrill D. Logan of Baltimore; another daughter, LeMoyne Logan-Jones of Philadelphia; a brother, Ervin Logan of Washington; two sisters, Juette Jackson of Seat Pleasant and Ester Booker of Richmond; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Monday.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the United Negro College Fund or Virginia Union University, 1500 North Lombardy Street, Richmond, Va. 23220.

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