David Anthony Shifflett, 30, wire and steel...


David Anthony Shifflett, 30, wire and steel worker

David Anthony Shifflett, a wire and steel worker, died in his sleep Sunday of an apparent heart attack at his Edgemere home. He was 30.

Mr. Shifflett worked at Ivy Steel & Wire in North Point. Earlier, he was a painter at Greif Bros. Corp. in Sparrows Point.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Edgemere, he was a 1988 graduate of Sparrows Point High School.

He enjoyed playing the guitar and going on family outings.

In 1994, he married Rebecca Lynn Rutledge, who survives him.

Funeral services for Mr. Shifflett will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk.

He is also survived by a daughter, Miranda Lynn Shifflett; his parents, William and Patricia Ann Shifflett; and a sister, Deborah Jean Jernigan. All are of Edgemere.

Ronald Lee Johnson, 63 CSX purchasing manager

Ronald Lee Johnson, a former Glen Burnie resident and retired CSX purchasing manager, died Sept. 7 of cancer at St. Vincent Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 63 and lived in Orange Park, Fla.

Mr. Johnson joined the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad - a predecessor of CSX - as a clerk in the purchasing department in 1955. He served as storekeeper at Curtis Bay, Mount Clare, Staten Island, N.Y., and Huntington, W.Va. In 1983, he was transferred to Jacksonville and retired in 1997.

Born and raised in Curtis Bay, he was a 1955 graduate of Southern High School. He was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Curtis Bay and had been an active member of the Kiwanis Club.

In 1967, he married Gail Gardner, who survives him.

A memorial service will be held Saturday in Middleburg, Fla.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Johnson is survived by two sons, Thomas L. Johnson and Steven L. Johnson, both of Orange Park; a daughter, Diana S. Dell of Jacksonville; four brothers, Edward Johnson of Baltimore, Jack Johnson of Glen Burnie, Gill Johnson of Severna Park and Dale Johnson of Brooklyn Park; and a sister, Geraldine Grahe of Brooklyn Park.

Anna Elizabeth Knox, 85, homemaker and volunteer

Anna Elizabeth Knox, a homemaker and volunteer, died Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital following surgery. She was 85 and had lived in Mays Chapel before entering the Keswick Multicare Center this year.

A volunteer for the Speech and Hearing Agency and the Telephone Pioneers, she also helped run blood drives for the American Red Cross.

In the 1960s, she worked at the Hutzler Bros. department store in Towson and American Mutual Insurance Co. in Stoneleigh.

Born in Baltimore, Anna Elizabeth Beynon was raised in Govans. She was a graduate of Eastern High School and studied nursing at the old Church Hospital.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and matron of the Tuscanna chapter in 1958.

She enjoyed gardening and knitting.

Funeral services for Mrs. Knox will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church, 1912 Old Court Road, Riderwood, of which she was a member.

She is survived by her husband, Alexander E. Knox of Mays Chapel, whom she married in 1934; a son, Robert Alan Knox of Mays Chapel; three daughters, Phyllis K. Gettier of Manchester, Elva M. Pitt of Richmond, Va., and Sandra K. Cosgrove of Orange, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Harold W. Smith, 56, substance abuse counselor

Harold W. Smith, a substance abuse and home care counselor, died Sept. 7 of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 56 and lived in Northwest Baltimore.

Mr. Smith was a counselor at Healthy Start Recovering Community. Earlier, he was a counselor for Life Inc., which assisted the mentally disabled.

Born and raised in West Baltimore, he was a graduate of Douglass High School and earned an associate degree from Baltimore Community College.

A memorial service was held Tuesday.

He is survived by two brothers, Allen J. Smith and Ronald A. Colbert; four sisters, Elaine C. Price, Sara T. Colbert, Lorraine C. Long and Gwendolyn T. Derrien, all of Baltimore; and many nephews and nieces.

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