Beulah H. CarrollCafeteria managerBeulah Hughes Carroll, a...


Beulah H. Carroll

Cafeteria manager

Beulah Hughes Carroll, a retired city schools cafeteria manager, died Sunday of pneumonia at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The longtime resident of Conway Street in South Baltimore was 82.

She retired in 1976, ending a career that began in 1955.

She was born Beulah Hughes in Baltimore and raised in Old Field, Dorchester County. She later earned her high school equivalency diploma in Baltimore.

After graduating in 1945 from the Madame C. Walker Beauty School on Pennsylvania Avenue, she worked as a beautician.

She was a member of Great Southern Temple No. 30 of the Elks and of Shiloh Christian Community Church, 2500 W. Lombard St., where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. At Shiloh, she belonged to the Tuesday Seniors and was former president of the Lily of the Valley Circle.

Her husband, Herman J. Carroll, whom she married in 1949, died in 1978.

Survivors include a daughter, Marian H. Cromartie; and a son, Charles F. Hughes Sr., both of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Deborah A. Davis

Teaching assistant

Deborah A. Davis, a retired teaching assistant at Harlem Park Elementary School, died Tuesday at Howard County General Hospital after a blood vessel burst. She was 75 and lived in Columbia.

Mrs. Davis retired about 10 years ago after working at the Baltimore City school for about 10 years.

She was born Deborah A. Carter in Baltimore and graduated from Douglass High School and what is now Baltimore City Community College.

For 25 years, she was secretary of the usher board at New Psalmist Baptist Church, Franklin and Cathedral streets, where services will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph Davis Sr., a son, Levi Davis of Baltimore; six daughters, Elaine Kennedy, Joyce Shaw and Sonia Legg, all of Baltimore, Dorothea Pinder and Renee Lowery, both of Columbia, and Cynthia Davis of Owings Mills; a sister, Lorraine Watson of Baltimore; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Jeanette W. Knight

Restaurant manager

Jeanette W. Knight, a retired cook and restaurant manager, died Tuesday of cancer at her Odenton home. She was 61.

Mrs. Knight retired in 1989 after working as a short-order cook and assistant manager of the Friendly Ice Cream Shop in Crofton. Other restaurants where she cooked and managed included a Friendly's in Odenton, Rick's Cafe in Odenton and White Coffee Pot outlets in the Baltimore area.

She was born Jeanette W. Heatherly in St. Charles, Va., and raised in Tennessee and Virginia. She came to the Baltimore area in the mid-1950s.

Fond of making arrangements of dried and silk flowers, she tTC operated a stall in the Farmers' Market on Ritchie Highway, Designs by Jeanette, selling her arrangements and plants, in the early 1980s.

Her first husband, Hubert Shank, died in 1958.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Brooklyn Church of God, 3800 Ninth St.

She is survived by her husband, John O. Knight; five sons, Jerry L. and Pete Shank, both of Westminster, George and Morris Shank, both of Hagerstown, and Robert Shank of Baltimore; a daughter, Brenda Knight of Odenton; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Richard C. Bielke, a retired Army personnel official, died Saturday after a heart attack at his home in Bel Air. He was 83.

Mr. Bielke retired in 1974 as deputy director of the manpower management office in the Personnel and Training Office of the Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

He had been a civilian employee of the Army since 1941, first in the office of the Judge Advocate General and then in the Office of Psychological Warfare. After World War II, he worked in the manpower office in Washington and when it was transferred to Aberdeen in 1962.

Born in Columbus, Wis., he attended Columbia (Wis.) Teachers College and graduated from the Wisconsin Business University. He then taught for a time in La Crosse, Wis.

He was active in United Methodist churches in Wisconsin, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, and was a member of Bel Air United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be held at noon tomorrow at Bel Air Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Junice Paulson; and a son, Randall Bielke of Abingdon.

Esther May Surridge, 88, who lived for many years in Hamilton, died Thursday of heart failure in Lakeport, Calif., where she had moved in 1969.

She was born Esther May McGill in Baltimore and graduated from Eastern High School in 1925. Private services are planned.

Her husband, Robert Surridge, whom she married in 1932, died in 1987. She is survived by a son, Robert C. Surridge of Lakeport; and a brother, Thomas P. Magill of East Hampton, N.Y.

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