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Dr. Percival Smith

General practitioner

Dr. Percival Carlton Smith, who practiced general medicine in Baltimore since 1953, died Dec. 23 at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications after heart surgery. The Baltimore resident was 76.

Dr. Smith was born in Pembroke, Bermuda, but grew up in Boston.

He graduated from the Howard University School of Medicine in 1945 and completed his residency at the old Provident Hospital on Division Street in Baltimore. He then moved to Indian Head, Charles County, where he began practicing general medicine at the Perry Wright Project.

He was an Army captain from 1951 to 1953, primarily assigned to the 98th General Hospital in Munich, Germany. In 1953, he returned to Baltimore and opened an office at 1709 Gwynn Falls Parkway.

Dr. Smith also worked at the Constant Care Community Health Center and, at the time of his death, was working at Total Health Care in the 900 block of E. 22nd St.

He was also one of the founding physicians of the Dukeland Nursing Home of Baltimore.

"Community work was very important to him," said a daughter, Laura Smith Carreras of Baltimore.

His regard for his community stemmed from a long career as a general practitioner who made house calls. He was a "physician of the old school," Ms. Carreras said.

"His patients have been his patients for years and years and years," she said. "Some of them he delivered, and he delivered their children, too. He delivered a lot of folks in Baltimore because he was a general practitioner. He was very much a part of these people's families."

Though Dr. Smith tried to retire several times, "he couldn't stand the inactivity," Ms. Carreras said.

He was a lifetime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and a member of the MeDeSo club, an organization of black dentists and doctors.

Dr. Smith was a member of Bethel AME Church, where he served on the mortgage committee, was a trustee and a mentor in the Project Raise program.

A memorial service was set for 11 a.m. today at Bethel, Druid Hill Avenue and Lanvale Street, Baltimore.

He is survived by two other daughters, Nannette Smith Henderson of Raleigh, N.C., and Kim Smith-Whitley of Philadelphia; a son Carlton Percival Smith of Baltimore; two sisters, Phoebe Walter and Eliza Smith, and a brother, Albert Barbour, all of Boston; four granddaughters and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Daniel Payne Scholarship Committee, or Project Raise, Bethel AME Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21217.

Dorothea E. LeBrun


Dorothea Elizabeth LeBrun, a homemaker, died Saturday at St. Joseph Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized since Dec. 10. She was 89 and had lived in Northwood with a daughter for the past 25 years.

Mrs. LeBrun was born in Street, Harford County, and left the family farm in the 1920s and went to work for the Baltimore Clothier on Preston Street.

After her marriage in 1927 to Louis Everett LeBrun Jr., she stayed at home to rear their four children but later worked part time in a candy store on Lakewood Avenue from 1966 to 1969.

A graveside service was set for 11 a.m. today at Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery on Taylor Avenue.

Her husband died in 1981.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Jane Stapleton of Northwood and Marlyn Lou Schneeman of Dundalk; two sons, Louis E. LeBrun III of Raleigh, N.C., and John A. LeBrun of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Jean 'Sandy' Feldman

Racetrack employee

Jean E. "Sandy" Feldman, a former Baltimore resident who worked at several thoroughbred racetracks, died of cancer Friday at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N.J. She was 76 and lived in Margate, N.J.

The former Jean E. McVicker lived in Baltimore from 1948 to 1968. She worked for Bowie Race Course and also was employed at tracks in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Florida.

She is survived by her husband, Milton "Muggins" Feldman; and a brother, Robert J. McVicker of Toquerville, Utah.

Services were set for 2 p.m. today in New Jersey.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3129 Fire Road, Cardiff, N.J. 08232.

Barnett Dickerson III

Conrail yardmaster

Barnett Simms Dickerson III, a retired Conrail yardmaster, died Saturday of a heart attack at his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 77.

Known as "Ike," he moved to Baltimore from Greene County, Va., in 1941 and retired from Conrail in 1977.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, 1069 Cecil Ave., Millersville.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Angalena Gallia; a daughter, Regina M. Ray of Anne Arundel County; a sister, Audrey Dickerson Schlossnagle of Baltimore; a brother, Paul Dickerson of Virginia; and a granddaughter.

Nancy Lawrence

Retired secretary

Nancy Lawrence, a retired secretary for Dun & Bradstreet Information Services in Baltimore, died Friday of heart failure at Maryland General Hospital. She was 80 and had lived in the Basilica Place Apartments in Baltimore for the last year.

The former Nancy Martin moved to Baltimore from Indianapolis 15 years ago, worked for Dun and Bradstreet for 10 years and retired in 1990.

Mrs. Lawrence, a graduate of St. Mary College of Notre Dame in Indiana, belonged to the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Society of Engineers in Baltimore.

Services were set for today in Indianapolis.

Her husband, William K. Lawrence Sr., died in 1982. She is survived by three sons, William K. Lawrence Jr. of Crestview, Fla.; Michael R. Lawrence of Baltimore and Jon M. Lawrence of Indianapolis; a brother, Richard Martin of Idaho; and six grandchildren.

Evelyn Eubank Randall, 92, who taught piano for more than 25 years while she lived in Baltimore, died Saturday at Wesley Long Community Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

Graveside services were held yesterday in Greensboro, where Mrs. Randall resided. She is survived by a daughter, Betty Eubank Randall Younts of Greensboro; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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