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Roger T. Powers Jr.

Brokerage vice president

Roger T. Powers Jr., vice president of a brokerage firm and an expert on 19th-century English chinaware, died Tuesday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications of cancer. The Lutherville resident was 51.

He was manager of the Hunt Valley office of the A.G. Edwards & Sons brokerage firm, which he had opened in 1991, and a vice president of the company. He began his career in the late 1960s with other firms.

He was writing a book on English Lustreware at the time of his death.

The Baltimore native was a 1960 graduate of Towson High School and a 1964 graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Divinity Lutheran Church, 1220 Providence Road, Towson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Susanne Bohnet; a daughter, Jennifer Marie Powers, and a son, Roger Tyler Powers III. All are of Lutherville.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Stella Maris Hospice, or the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center.

John Archer, a retired businessman and former Harford County zoning commissioner, died Monday of complications following heart surgery at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. He was 79 and had moved to Macon in 1989.

He founded the Cronin-Archer Concrete Block Co. in the late 1940s. He sold the business in 1960 and then owned the Bel Air Hardware Store until his retirement in 1970.

He was a descendant of Dr. John Archer of Churchville, who graduated in 1768 from the Philadelphia College of Medicine, the first medical school graduate in America. The college was a forerunner of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Mr. Archer was a 1933 graduate of Bel Air High School. He attended the University of Maryland and served in the Army in Europe during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of technical sergeant.

During the 1950s and 1960s, he was a member of the Harford County Planning and Zoning Commission, the county's Department of Planning and Zoning. He served on the board of the Harford Savings and Loan Association and was a member of the American Legion.

In 1942, he married the former Miriam Dulaney, who died in 1992.

A memorial service was set for this evening in Macon.

He is survived by two daughters, Miriam Archer Grice of Columbia and Laney Sammons of Macon; two grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Lee Overman of Macon.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hunt Language Arts Magnet School, Media Center Book Fund, 990 Shurling Drive, Macon, Ga. 31211.

Terry Allen Johnson

National forester

Terry Allen Johnson, the national forester for the Soil Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died Monday of a heart attack while jogging near his Millersville home. He was 48.

He had worked for the agency for 25 years, the last 10 in Washington.

The Hagerstown native was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School and the University of Montana. He served in the Army in Okinawa and Japan from 1969 to 1971.

He was a member of the Society of American Foresters and the administrative board of Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road, where services were set for 3 p.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the former Bonnie Maree Parkin; two daughters, Tara Sue Johnson and Amber Maree Johnson, and a son, Tyler Allen Johnson, all of Millersville; his mother, Juanita M. Johnson of Hagerstown; and a sister, Cheryl Kokkinos of Ocean City.

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Nelson Hammond

Retired railroader

Nelson Hammond, a retired railroader, died Monday of cancer at his daughter's home in Rising Sun. The Baltimore resident was 89.

He retired in 1970 after 47 1/2 years with the Western Maryland Railway Co., for which he was chief valuation engineer. He began his career as a surveyor in the railroad's Port Covington yards after graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1922.

He attended the Johns Hopkins University's McCoy College and the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Born and reared on Barre Street in South Baltimore, he and his wife, the former Thelma Collins, moved to Edmondson Avenue after their wedding in 1926. She died in 1938.

He had been a member of the Seventh Baptist Church at North Avenue and St. Paul Street since 1928 and had served as chairman of the board of trustees and deacons. He was a longtime volunteer in the admitting office at Bon Secours Hospital and visited shut-ins.

"He was a quiet man who always put others before himself," said his daughter, Thelma H. McCoy.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 2930 Frederick Ave., Baltimore.

He is also survived by three grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cecil County Special Olympics, c/o R. T. Foard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun 21911.

Mary Smith Donohue

Piano teacher

Mary A. Smith Donohue, a piano teacher for 40 years, died Sunday of pneumonia and congestive heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 91 and had resided at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville since 1989.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered today in Bronxville, N.Y., where she formerly resided. Survivors include a son, Arthur J. Donohue of West Nyack, N.Y.; a daughter, Agnes O'Connor Riina of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jesuit Seminary Mission Bureau, 39 E. 83rd St., New York 10028; or the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, Suite 202, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Towson 21204.

David Preston: a retired carpenter from Edinburgh, Scotland, died yesterday of respiratory failure at the Johns Hopkins Hospital after a heart attack April 23 at a granddaughter's wedding. Plans for services in Scotland are incomplete.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ollay of Edinburgh; hisdaughter, Maureen Ratcliff of Hanover; two sons, Drew and David Preston, and two sisters, Beatrice Hunter and Rita Livingston, all of Edinburgh; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Frances Hamilton McKinnon: 84, a former Riderwood resident and kindergarten teacher, died July 27 of a respiratory illness at a hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road, Pikesville.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances H. Howland of Cropwell, Ala.; two sons, Robert A. T. Harrison of Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Daniel H. Harrison of Honolulu; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Herman Deutsch: 88, a Baltimore native who was co-owner of an auto parts business in Taunton, Mass., died Tuesday of pneumonia at Morton Hospital there. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Mount Nebo Cemetery in Taunton.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, the former Hazel Duffin; three brothers, Meyer Deutsch of Taunton and Louis and Harry Deutsch, both of Baltimore; and three sisters, Shirley Weinstein of Hartford, Conn., and Frances Deutsch and Louise Gold, both of Baltimore.

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