JAY GORDON HALL,
76, retired director of government relations for General Motors, died of cancer Dec. 22 at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Dr. Hall was named GM's director of government relations in 1958, and in 1969 he moved his office to Washington.
He retired in 1976 but remained here for another two years as a member of the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities, research director for the U.S. Senate Republican Conference and as a GM consultant surveying corporate government relations.
He returned to Michigan in 1978.
Dr. Hall was born in Montreal, and graduated from Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario. He received a doctorate in history from the University of Chicago and joined General Motors in 1942.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth McMullen Hall of Bloomfield Hills; two daughters, Elizabeth Hall of Washington and Tobey Ruhala of Hamilton, Va.; and one son, Jason Hall of Arlington.
MABEL W. ROSETTE,
81, a retired statistical clerk at the Census Bureau, died of multiple myeloma Dec. 20 at a hospital in Bradenton, Fla.
Mrs. Rosette was born in Barnes, Pa., and moved to the Washington area in 1934.
She worked 20 years at the Census Bureau before she retired in the mid-1960s.
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Washington.
In 1972 she moved from Washington to Bradenton.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Louis Rosette of Bradenton; two sons, Robert Rosette of Williamsburg and Kenneth Rosette of Seabrook, Md.; one brother, Merle Greenwalt of North Warren, Pa.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
JAMES A. JACKSON,
64, a retired administrative officer at Forest Haven youth center in Laurel, died of a heart ailment Dec. 22 at the Woodbine Nursing Home in Alexandria.
Mr. Jackson was born in Alexandria and lived there all his life. He graduated from Parker Gray High School.
He served in the Army in Europe during World War II, and he graduated from West Virginia State College after the war.
He had worked about 25 years at Forest Haven before he retired in 1984.
Mr. Jackson was a lifetime member of Beulah Baptist Church in Alexandria and had served on its board of trustees. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Marie Patterson Jackson of Alexandria; one son, James A. Jackson Jr. of Woodbridge; and two grandchildren.
EUGENIE BLADIN LEE,
91, a Navy officer's wife who accompanied her husband to Navy posts around the world when he was on active duty, died of pneumonia and heart ailments Dec. 23 at Carriage Hill Nursing Center in Silver Spring.
Mrs. Lee, a resident of Chevy Chase, was born in Baltimore and graduated from the College of Notre Dame de Namur there.
She moved to the Washington area in the mid-1920s.
She was a member of the Army-Navy chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, the Army Daughters and the China Tiffin Club.
Her husband, retired Navy Cmdr. Jerome A. Lee, died in 1967.
Survivors include two daughters, Eugenie Dehaas of Orono, Maine, and Mary Ann Oien of Miami; one son, Jerome A. Lee Jr. of Temple, Tex.; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
AGNES F. MULLIKIN,
86, a retired Treasury Department clerk, died of cardiorespiratory arrest Dec. 23 at the Woodbine Nursing Home in Alexandria.
Mrs. Mullikin, who lived in Alexandria, was born in Harrisonburg, Va.
She moved to this area when she was a young woman, and she worked at the Treasury Department from 1919 until she retired in 1958.
She worked four years after that as an office assistant at St. Mary's School in Alexandria.
Mrs. Mullikin was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Genealogy Society.
Her husband, Edward V. Mullikin, died in 1978.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Agnes Heisley of St. Charles, Ill., and Judith Ellen Tremante of Port Washington, N.Y.; one sister, Frances M. Dalby of Washington; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
KENNETH C. BARNES,
72, a retired house painter, died of respiratory arrest and emphysema Dec. 22 at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Barnes, a resident of Bethesda, was born in Washington and lived his entire life in the Potomac Pallisades area. He attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
During World War II he served in the Army in France and Germany and he was awarded a Bronze Star.
He was a union house painter for his entire working life, and one of his specialties was painting restored historic homes.
Mr. Barnes worked mostly for the Kensington-based Myers-Christiansen Co. He retired about four years ago.
He was an amateur local historian and a member of the American Legion, the Moose and the Samaritans.
His first wife, Lena M. Goss Barnes, died in 1964.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine A. Barnes of Bethesda; three children of his first marriage, Kenneth C. Barnes Jr. of Gaithersburg, Verna L. Barnwell of Van Buren, Ark., and Shirley M. Parsons of Kingsport, Tenn.; one brother, Homer C. Barnes of Leesburg; two sisters, Jessie V. Seaton of Bethesda and June West of Potomac; eight stepchildren, 47 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
BOYCE CLAY NAPIER,
62, a public affairs specialist with the Department of Agriculture, died of cancer Dec. 24 at Fair Oaks Hospital.
Mr. Napier had worked at the Department of Agriculture for the last 12 years, and for the last three years he had been editor of AG AM, a daily summary of agriculture-related news that was distributed to top officials of the Agriculture Department.
A resident of McLean, Mr. Napier was born in Verda, Ky., and he served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
Before joining the Department of Agriculture in 1975, Mr. Napier had worked 12 years as supervisor of a Cooperative Extension Service information office in Tucson.
Before that, he had been a reporter for the Dallas Times Herald.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Napier of McLean; two daughters, Kerr Napier of McLean and Kay Patteson of Vienna; and four grandchildren.