Lillie P. Bowles, 62, corporate secretaryLillie P....


Lillie P. Bowles, 62, corporate secretary

Lillie P. Bowles, who for 21 years had been corporate secretary of Dunbar Cos., died Tuesday of cancer at Mercy Medical Center. She was 62.

Mrs. Bowles began her career in 1970 as a receptionist at Federal Armored Express, which changed its name in 1997 to Dunbar Cos.

When she started her career, the company had three trucks, six driver guards and a handful of other employees. In addition to being a receptionist, Mrs. Bowles was dispatcher, contract administrator and secretary.

Today, besides Dunbar Armored Inc., the company includes five other security and guard divisions and operates in 50 states with nearly 3,500 employees.

In announcing her promotion in 1977, James L. Dunbar, president of the company, described the Northeast Baltimore resident as "efficient, dependable, personable and very deserving of her new position."

Mrs. Bowles was born Lillie P. Marks in Lawrenceville, Va., where she graduated from high school. In 1958, she married Curtis Bowles, a career Air Force officer. The couple moved to Baltimore after his discharge in 1969.

Services for Mrs. Bowles will be held at 1: 30 p.m. today at March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Marnon M. Bowles of Baltimore; a brother, Freddie Marks of Philadelphia; seven sisters, Malvina Bradford, Lula Winkler, Mary Eaton and Ernestine Marshall, all of Baltimore, Corinne Marks of Washington, and Dorothy Harrison and Katherine Blackwell, both of Brunswick County, Va.; two stepdaughters, Loretta Bowles of Timber Creek, N.J., and Camellia Cobb of Douglasville, Ga.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Edmund G. Doerr, 66, accountant, led church choir

Edmund G. Doerr, an accountant and church choir director, died Monday of cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 66 and lived in Parkton.

Mr. Doerr was the owner of E. G. D. Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service, which he operated from his home. He was a member of Maryland Line United Methodist Church in Baltimore County, where he was choir director. He had directed several other church choirs.

For 48 years, he was a member of the Society for the Encouragement and Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, and he directed several men's and Sweet Adeline choruses.

The Sparrows Point native graduated from Dundalk Senior High School and attended Towson State University. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Maryland Line United Methodist Church, 21500 York Road.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Millie Hank; his father, Charles T. Doerr Sr., and stepmother, Clara Doerr, of Sparrows Point; two brothers, Paul R. Doerr Sr. of Dundalk and James H. Doerr of Denver; and a half-sister, Norma Jean Doerr of Sparrows Point.

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