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Helene Frieda Ball, 73, registered nurse

Helene Frieda Ball, a former registered nurse, died Oct. 14 at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications of rheumatoid arthritis. She was 73 and lived in Roland Park.

The former Helene F. Metzler was a Baltimore native and a 1941 graduate of Western High School. She earned a nursing degree from the Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing in 1944.

She was a nurse for the Army and the U.S. Public Health Service and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda until 1975.

She was a member of the Baltimore League of Women Voters.

Services were held Thursday.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., whom she married in 1952; a son, Dr. Douglas W. Ball of Towson; a daughter, Alison C. Ball of Boston; a brother, Herbert M. Metzler of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Elfriede M. Metzler of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

George Nathan Carter, 40, Army veteran, hotel worker

George Nathan Carter, a hotel worker, died Oct. 17 at Deaton Specialty Hospital and Home after a long illness. He was 40 and lived in Baltimore.

He last worked at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, doing maintenance and kitchen work. He previously worked as a construction laborer.

He graduated from Carver Vocational-Technical High School in 1972 and served in the Army for three years. He was a member of New Shiloh Baptist Church in West Baltimore.

Services will be held at 9: 30 a.m. today at Chatman-Harris Funeral Home, 5240 Reisterstown Road.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Carter; his mother, Doris Carter; a brother, William F. Carter Jr.; and a sister, Brenda Joann Simms. All are of Baltimore. Also surviving are three nieces and a nephew.

Madeline B. Hebbel, 74, commercial artist

Madeline B. Hebbel, a retired partner in a Baltimore graphics firm, died Wednesday of heart failure at her Bolton Hill home. She was 74.

Miss Hebbel, a commercial artist, retired in the mid-1980s from KBH Graphics on St. Paul Street, ending a career that began in 1942.

In 1962, she was named Advertising Woman of the Year by the Advertising Women's Club.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Eastern High School and earned a bachelor's degree in art from Maryland Institute, College of Art. During World War II, she was an Army cartographer.

She was a communicant and vestry member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by a brother, Carroll J. Hebbel of Ipswich, Mass.; two nephews; and a niece.

Barry D. Romesburg, 39, GM paint technician

Barry D. Romesburg, a native of Essex and a General Motors employee, died Oct. 2 of undetermined causes at home in Shreveport, La. He was 39.

The paint technician began his career at the GM plant on Broening Highway and was transferred in 1980 to the Shreveport plant.

He was a graduate of Kenwood High School and restored automobiles as a hobby.

Services were held Oct. 7 in Shreveport.

He is survived by two sons, Shannon Romesburg and Michael Romesburg; and two daughters, Tanya Romesburg and Courtney Romesburg, all of Shreveport; his parents, Darvin and Barbara Romesburg of Oakland; four brothers, Dennis Romesburg and Rick Romesburg, both of Essex; George Romesburg of Oakland and Randall Romesburg of Pennsylvania; and a sister, Shay Evans of Essex.

Elizabeth A. T. L. Randall, 79, nursery school teacher

Elizabeth A. T. L. Randall, a former nursery school teacher, died Oct. 14 at Elkridge Estates Apartments in Roland Park of an aneurysm. She was 79.

The former Elizabeth Anne Tyson Leatherbury was a Baltimore native and a 1935 graduate of Eastern High School.

She worked as a nursery school teacher at the Ridge School and St. David Episcopal Church until 1943, when she married James I. Randall. The couple lived in Roland Park for many years and moved to Elkridge Estates in 1988.

Services were held Thursday.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Anne M. Randall of Silver Spring and Elizabeth W. Randall-David of Durham, N.C.; a sister, Lenore Frazer of Austin, Texas; and two grandchildren.

Margaret Louise Blueford, 83, owner of beauty salons

Margaret Louise Blueford, a beautician and owner of Annapolis-area beauty salons, died Oct. 13 of heart failure at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 83.

The Annapolis resident operated beauty salons in the old Carvel Hall Hotel and the Maryland Inn for 35 years and retired in 1970.

The former Margaret Louise Clark was a native of Gambrills and a graduate of Anne Arundel County public schools.

In 1940, she married Maurice L. Blueford, who died in 1983.

Mrs. Blueford was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Annapolis, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

She is survived by two sons, James S. Blueford of Crofton and John R. Blueford of Annapolis; a daughter, Mary A. Bylen of Baltimore; a brother, John S. Clark of Gambrills; two sisters, Delma W. Ryon of Gambrills and Mildred C. Deckelbaum of Stevensville; and four grandchildren.

Robert F. Hastings, 80, railroad yardmaster

Robert F. Hastings, a retired railroader and former Baltimore resident, died Oct. 9 of cardiopulmonary arrest at a nursing home in Madison, Miss. He was 80.

He retired in 1971 as a yardmaster for the Patapsco & Back Rivers Railroad, where he had worked for more than 35 years. After retiring, he taught mechanical arts and wood shop at Holabird Junior High School and Patapsco Senior High School for several years before moving to Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Born in Montrose, N.Y., Mr. Hastings was a 1933 graduate of Sparrows Point High School.

He and his wife of 57 years, the former Martha Sipple, had recently moved to Ridgeland, Miss., a suburb of Jackson.

Services were held Oct. 15.

He also is survived by two sons, Frederick Hastings Jr. of Baltimore and Roger Hastings of Ridgeland; two daughters, Martha E. Leeper of Baton Rouge, La., and Margaret R. Johnson of Orlando, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

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Pub Date: 10/22/96

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