The Rev. Robert Allen Hagler, 76, a former employe of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the presiding bishop of the Unity Holy Church of God Inc., died of cancer Nov. 13 at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.
Mr. Hagler, who lived in Capitol Heights, was born in Boone, N.C. He graduated from Morristown College in Tennessee.
He began his ministry in Tennessee in 1938 and served as the pastor of seven churches before moving to the Washington area in 1948. He was the pastor of Mount Pisgah Holiness Church in Washington from 1948 until 1982.
From 1953 to 1964, Mr. Hagler worked at HEW, where he became a supervisor in the supply section.
At the time of his death, he was the presiding bishop of the Unity Holy Church of God Inc., which includes four churches in the Washington area as well as congregations in North Carolina, Tennessee and New Jersey.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Creola McDowell Hagler of Capitol Heights; five sons, Samuel L. Hagler of Fort Washington, Alfred M. Hagler of Upper Marlboro, Robert A. Hagler Jr. of Seat Pleasant, Jimmy A. Hagler of Baltimore, and Michael J. Hagler of Woodbridge; four daughters, Theresa M. Hagler Burdine of Denver, Alethia A. Hagler Washington of Hyattsville, and Catherine L. Hagler Clemmons and Carolyn D. Hagler, both of Capitol Heights; one sister, Clara Hagler McQueen of Boone; two brothers, Robert Hagler of Boone and Coy Hagler of Philadelphia; 83 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
ROBERT G. LUCKIE, 82, a retired captain in the Navy Medical Service Corps, died of a brain tumor Nov. 17 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.
Capt. Luckie served 44 years in the Navy before his retirement in 1966 as chief of the correspondence training division at the Navy Medical School in Bethesda. He had also served as chief of the armed services medical regulating office in Washington and as assignment officer for all Navy hospital corpsmen in the Atlantic fleet.
Capt. Luckie, a resident of Alexandria, was born in Montgomery, Ala. He enlisted in the Navy as an apprentice seaman in January 1923. One of his early assignments was that of pharmacist's mate aboard the presidential yacht Mayflower, during the Coolidge administration.
He had also served in medically related assignments aboard battleships, cruisers and submarines in the Atlantic and Pacific. He attended Benjamin Franklin University in Washington.
During his Navy career, Capt. Luckie had been assigned to the Washington area several times, and he had been a permanent resident here since 1959. He also had a home in DeLand, Fla.
He was a former member of the board of governors of the Army Navy Country Club.
His first wife, Edna Mae Luckie, died in 1972. Survivors include his wife, Mary V. Luckie of Alexandria and DeLand; two sons of his first marriage, Robert G. Luckie Jr. of New York City and Charles Luckie of Alexandria; three stepchildren, Karen Livesay of Woodbridge, Rex Hauck of Denver and David Hauck of Richmond, and three stepgrandchildren.
ARTHUR HAMILTON WILLIAMS, 73, a physicist who had worked for several defense contracting firms in the Washington area, died of cancer Nov. 13 at Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Williams, a resident of Bethesda, was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II, and he received the Silver Star for action on the island of Leyte in the Philippines in November 1944.
After the war he received a doctorate in physics at the University of Michigan. He moved to the Washington area in 1956 from Los Alamos, N.M., where he worked in the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
In this area, he did a variety of defense-related research for the Operations Research Office, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University; Operations Research Inc. and Presearch Inc. He retired in 1975 but continued to do consulting work until 1980.
Dr. Williams was an amateur pianist and a stamp collector.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Baxter Williams of Bethesda; two sons, Harry S. Williams of Myersville, Md., and Josef A. Williams of Houston; one brother, Elwyn Williams of Santa Rosa, Calif., and four grandsons.
LEROY PRESIDENT, 73, a retired maintenance worker with the C&P Telephone Co. who was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Washington, died of cancer Nov. 12 at George Washington University Hospital. He lived in Washington.
Mr. President, a native of Decatur County, Ga., moved here and joined C&P in 1940. He retired in the late 1960s.
Survivors include his wife, Isabella, two sons, Leonard and Lawrence, and a daughter, Ruth Brown, all of Washington; a brother, Wilbert, of Decatur County; 13 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren.
LUCILLE J. BUCHANAN, 83, who worked for the Labor Department from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, died Nov. 7 at the Carriage Hill nursing home in Bethesda after a stroke. She lived in Washington.
Miss Buchanan retired from the Labor Department as director of programs, planning and publications in its labor standards bureau. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, the Cleveland Park Garden Club, the Woman's National Democratic Club and American University's Institute of Learning in Retirement.
Miss Buchanan, who was a native of Warren, Ohio, had been an area resident since the early 1940s. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College.
She leaves no immediate survivors.
RUFUS DANCY SR., 71, a retired Alexandria barber who also was active in community organizations, died Nov. 16 at his home in Alexandria. He had Alzheimer's disease.
Mr. Dancy was born in Ayden, N.C. He graduated from Cortez Peters Business College. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe.
He moved to the Washington area in 1945 and went to work as a barber. In 1949 he opened his own shop, the Virginia Barber Plaza. He retired in 1977. He also had taught hair styling at the Alexandria Secondary Occupation Center.
Mr. Dancy was a Mason and a member of the United Barbers Association, the Alexandria chapter of the NAACP, the American Legion and Ebenezer Baptist Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Patterson Dancy of Alexandria; two sons, Willie E. Dancy of Alexandria, and Rufus Dancy Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Isaac Dancy of Fort Barnwell, N.C.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.