William B. Greynolds, 79, Methodist ministerThe Rev....


William B. Greynolds, 79, Methodist minister

The Rev. William B. Greynolds, retired pastor of Epworth Chapel United Methodist Church, died Jan. 30 of a heart attack at home in Owings Mills. He was 79.

Mr. Greynolds, who had been pastor of Epworth Chapel United Methodist Church from 1979 to 1981, had also been pastor of churches in Timonium, Glen Burnie, Severn and Mount Rainier.

After retiring in 1983, he was personnel director for CuTronics Inc., a high-tech government contractor in Timonium, for several years.

Born in Junior, W.Va., he earned a bachelor's degree from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., in 1948. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster in 1952 and was ordained the next year.

In 1945, he married Jean Rush, who died in 1978. The next year, he married Margaret Franz, who died in 1983.

Services were held Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, the former Earline Wolfe; two daughters, Dru Ann Luers of Reisterstown and Dawn R. Vandergrift of Westminster; a sister, Dorothy O'Neal of Tulsa, Okla.; a stepson, William Franz III of Linwood, Carroll County; a stepdaughter, Janet Cummings of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.

Mildred M. Holland, 92, longtime nurse

Mildred M. Holland, who was a nurse for more than 40 years, died Jan. 30 of pneumonia at her home in Brackney, Pa. The former Ellicott City resident was 92.

Mrs. Holland began her nursing career at the University of Maryland in 1928. She also worked at the Johns Hopkins Hospital's Wilmer Eye Clinic, Maryland General Hospital, Spring Grove State Hospital and as a private duty nurse. She retired in 1970.

The former Mildred Marcus was born and reared in Williamsport, Pa., where she graduated from high school. She was a 1928 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

In 1928, she married Curtis M. Holland, an X-ray technician, who died in 1963. Mrs. Holland, who had lived in Catonsville and Ellicott City, had been a resident of Brackney since 1990.

She was a longtime member of First Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road in Ellicott City, where a memorial service will be held at 7: 30 p.m. Feb. 19.

She is survived by a son, Hugh Holland, and a daughter, Joan Holland Welzenbach, both of Brackney; five granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

Olivia Mae Jackson, 90, housekeeper, church worker

Olivia Mae Jackson, a former housekeeper and active church member, died Sunday of a heart attack at Maryland General Hospital. She was 90.

Since 1997, she had been a resident of Zion Towers, a Pennsylvania Avenue home for the elderly. She had lived for many years in her North Freemont Avenue rowhouse. Mrs. Jackson was a housekeeper for several Baltimore families from the mid-1930s until 1983, when she retired.

In 1944, she married the Rev. Robert Lee Jackson, founder and pastor of New Rehoboth Baptist Church, who died in 1975. Mrs. Jackson helped her husband establish the church and served on numerous committees, including the missionary board and the choir. She also taught Sunday school and was the school's superintendent.

The former Olivia M. Parker was born and raised in Aberdeen, where she graduated from high school.

Services were held yesterday.

There are no survivors.

Pub Date: 2/06/99

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