Jean McIntyre JoinerEx-nursing educatorJean McIntyre Joiner, a...


Jean McIntyre Joiner

Ex-nursing educator

Jean McIntyre Joiner, a former nursing instructor and homemaker, died Sunday of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. The Lutherville resident was 71.

Born and reared in Marion, S.C., she received a teaching certificate from Limestone College in 1942 and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Duke University in 1945.

She worked briefly as a private duty nurse and in 1948 joined the faculty of Columbia Hospital in Columbia, S.C. In 1951, she became head of the nursing faculty of the University of Mississippi.

In 1952, she married Jerry Turner, the popular Baltimore broadcaster, who died in 1988.

Graveside services will be held tomorrow in Marion.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry J. Joiner Jr. of Rodgers Forge and Douglas "Mac" Joiner of Perry Hall; a sister, Margaret Davis of Portsmouth, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the WJZ/Jerry Turner Broadcast Scholarship Fund, c/o Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 E. Read St., Baltimore 21202. Wallace E. Kendall, a retired Social Security Administration official, died Saturday of cancer at his home in Ellicott City. He was 79.

He retired in 1976 as deputy assistant commissioner for public affairs, ending a career that began in the late 1930s.

The native of Choudrant, La., graduated from Louisiana State University, where he studied journalism.

He was a naval officer during World War II aboard the destroyer USS Hugh W. Hadley, which was knocked out of action by a kamikaze attack while patrolling between Japan and Okinawa. After the Japanese surrender, while en route to his new ship, Mr. Kendall passed through Hiroshima and took photographs of the devastation caused by the atomic bomb. He was a member of the Naval Reserve at Fort McHenry, retiring as a lieutenant commander in 1968. He also belonged to the Baltimore Navy Chapter of the Reserve Officers Association and the Patapsco Gun Club.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Old Annapolis Road.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Esther Mays; a son, William W. Kendall of Catonsville; two daughters, Antoinette Kendall Strother of Bethesda and Ann Kendall Wallace of Monroe, La.; a brother, Howard Kendall of Melbourne, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Matilda K. Adams, a former factory worker who was active in community affairs, died Monday at her home on Saratoga Street of a heart ailment. She was 85.

She had worked at the Owens-Illinois container plant in Canton in the 1940s and at the Point Breeze Works of the Western Electric Co. in the late 1950s.

The former Matilda Kizze Luck was a native of Java, Va.

Her first husband, Charles William Spellman, died in 1939, and her second husband, Wilbert B. Adams, died in 1964.

Services were set for 7:30 p.m. today at Ray of Hope Baptist Church, 3000 Parkside Drive, Baltimore.

She is survived by three daughters, Ollie M. Brown, Zatella Giles and Annette V. Catlett, all of Baltimore; five sons, Charles PTC Spellman of Ventura, Calif., Clinton Spellman of Richmond, Va., and Calvin and Donald Spellman and Ray Adams, all of Baltimore; a brother, Fitzhugh Stephens of Manassas, Va.; a sister, Vernell Jones of Java; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wilfred M. Dyer Jr.

Lawyer and banker

Wilfred M. Dyer Jr., who was a lawyer and banker, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his home in Fairhaven, Anne Arundel County. He was 82.

In the late 1980s, he retired as a partner in the firm of Dyer and Dyer in Clinton, Prince George's County, where he had practiced law for many years.

He had also been president and chairman of the board of the First National Bank of Southern Maryland in Prince George's. After a merger, he was chairman of the southern regional advisory board of the First National Bank of Maryland.

The Washington native was a graduate of what is now the National Law Center of George Washington University.

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at the Rausch Funeral Home in Owings, Calvert County.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Helen Wynn; two sons, Dr. Wilfred M. Dyer III of Nanticoke and Andrew Wynn Dyer of Upper Marlboro; and four grandchildren.

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