Lois Kelly Huggett, 80, a mathematics teacher in the Fairfax County school system who taught at W.T. Woodson High School from 1962 until she retired in 1975, died of a stroke Nov. 1 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke.

A resident of Annandale, Mrs. Huggett was in Roanoke to attend a family funeral when she was stricken.

A native of Poplarville, Miss., she grew up in Augusta, Ga. She graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga., and received a master's degree in physics at Virginia Tech.

She taught at various schools in Georgia, Minnesota, Alabama, Pennsylvania and North Carolina before settling in the Washington area in 1961. After her retirement from Woodson, she was a volunteer tutor at the school.

Mrs. Huggett was a member of the Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax.

Her first husband, John P. Turner, died in 1940.

Survivors include her husband, Clayton M. Huggett of Annandale; three sons, William Turner Huggett, a child of her first marriage who was adopted by her second husband, of Miami, Thomas Kelly Huggett of Tulsa, Okla., and James McKenna Huggett of Nashua, N.H.; a brother, Henry Jervey Kelly of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Annie Murray of Red Wing, Minn.; and two grandchildren.


Postal Official

Frances Surratt Lucas, 51, a retired postal official who was active in church groups, died of cancer Nov. 3 at her home in Dunkirk, Md.

She came here and began her government career at the Central Intelligence Agency in 1961. She also worked for the Navy and Commerce departments, and was a secretary, before transferring to the Postal Service. She was a revenue contracts analyst at postal headquarters here before going to Tracys Landing in the mid-1980s as postmaster. She retired in May.

Mrs. Lucas had been a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Forestville. Over the years, she had served as church organist, a Sunday school teacher and president of the church women. She also had been a volunteer shorthand and typing teacher at Capitol Christian Academy in Suitland.

She had served on the golf committee of Heroes Inc. She was a member of the College Park post of the Women of the Moose and the American Legion auxiliary in Greenbelt.

Mrs. Lucas, who was a native of North Carolina, moved to Dunkirk earlier this year. She had lived in Glenn Dale from 1980 to 1990. Before that, she had lived in Lanham. She was a 1978 honors graduate of Prince George's Community College.

Her marriage to Ben Surratt ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband, David W. Lucas of Dunkirk; two children by her first marriage, Angela Surratt of Largo and Eric Surratt of Lanham; her mother, Irene Sigmon of Spencer, N.C.; and a brother, Eugene Sigmon of New Orleans.


GAO Lawyer

Homer F. Cooper, 93, a retired General Accounting Office lawyer, died of cardiopulmonary failure Nov. 1 at the Hermitage retirement community in Alexandria.

He had worked 40 years at the General Accounting Office before retiring in 1957.

Mr. Cooper was born in Florence, Ala. He attended Florence State College, then moved to Washington as a young man and received a law degree from George Washington University.

He was a former grand master of Cherrydale Masonic Lodge in Arlington and a member of Cherrydale United Methodist Church.

A longtime resident of Arlington, he had lived at the Hermitage for about four years.

His first wife, the former Lula M. Ralls, died in 1954. Survivors include his wife, Sophronia J. Cooper of the Hermitage; a son of his first marriage, Carl F. Cooper of Alexandria; and a grandchild.


Hill Investigator

Raymond C. Cole Jr., 72, an investigator who worked for various congressional committees from 1946 until he retired in 1976, died of a heart attack Nov. 2 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

Mr. Cole, a resident of Tavares, Fla., was visiting relatives in Arnold when he was stricken.

A native of Washington, he grew up in West Virginia and graduated from Fairmont State College in that state. During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe.

Mr. Cole moved to the Washington area after the war and began his career on Capitol Hill. Over the years he worked for the late senator Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) on his investigation of organized crime and for panels looking into such matters as Legionnaires disease and the use of the defoliant Agent Orange in the Vietnam War.

When he retired from the government, Mr. Cole worked for the Dow Chemical Co. until about 1982.

A former resident of Arlington and Chestertown, Annapolis and Rock Hall, Md., he moved to Florida in 1986.

His marriage to Martha Ann Cole ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, Anne W. Cole of Tavares; a stepdaughter, Kathy Mosko of Arnold; two sisters, Rosalie Berger of Denton, Md., and Leila Brennan of Altamont Springs, Fla.; a brother, Robert Cole of Frederick; and two grandchildren.


World Bank Employee

Arlette Croize Gregory, 45, a secretary at the World Bank from 1969 to 1974 who was active in volunteer groups, died of cancer Nov. 2 at her home in Washington.

In the early 1970s, Mrs. Gregory also had been a part-time French teacher at the Stone Ridge School in Bethesda.

She had served on the child health center board of Children's Hospital. She had done volunteer work for the St. Louis Catholic Church in Washington and the Jeleff Boys and Girls Club. She also had been active in PTA groups at St. Albans School, the Beauvoir School and the National Presbyterian School.

Mrs. Gregory, who was a native of France, had lived here since coming to this country in 1969. Before moving here, she had worked for the U.S. Army in France and West Germany. She advised and assisted newly arrived personnel on housing and education issues with local authorities.

Mrs. Gregory received certification as a French-English translator from Georgetown University's school of languages and linguistics.

She was a member of the Chevy Chase Club.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, and two sons, Matthew and Christopher Gregory, all of Washington; her parents, Jean and Ginette Croize, and a sister, Brigitte Croize, all of Nemours, France.


Army Officer

Paul G. Foster, 79, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who became a Montgomery County liquor inspector, died of heart ailments Nov. 2 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Col. Foster, a resident of Gaithersburg, was born in Frankfort, Ky. He graduated from the University of Maryland.

He enlisted in the Army in 1933 and later was commissioned. During World War II, he served in Europe. He was stationed in Washington when he retired in 1950 for reasons of health.

In the early 1950s, Col. Foster went to work for the Montgomery County Health Department. He soon transferred to the department of licenses and inspections, where he became a liquor inspector. He retired in 1976. He then was a security guard for a Gaithersburg electronics firm until he retired earlier this year.

Survivors include his wife, Jean M. Foster, whom he married in 1960, of Gaithersburg; their son, James M. Foster of Frederick, Md.; three stepchildren, Robert H. Davis Jr. of Takoma Park, Janet M. Hilderbrand of Brunswick, Md., and Deborah J. Kelly of Annapolis; two brothers, Lawrence and William Foster, both of Versailles, Ky.; and six grandchildren.


Navy Veteran

Felix Joseph Rice, 66, a retired Navy chief petty officer who later worked at the Naval Intelligence Support Center in Washington, died of cancer Nov. 2 at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base.

Mr. Rice, a resident of Clinton, was born in New York City.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1941, and during World War II he served in the South Pacific. He also was a veteran of the Korean War. He was stationed in the office of the U.S. naval attache in what is now Sri Lanka when he retired in 1961.

He then went to work as a civil servant in the same office in which he had ended his military service. In 1967, he left Sri Lanka and transferred to the Navy Department in Washington. He was an assistant operations officer in the Naval Intelligence Support Center when he retired in 1981.

Mr. Rice was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa M. Rice of Clinton; three children, Felix Joseph Rice Jr. of Clinton, Linda Catalano of Ozone Park, N.Y., and Kathleen Hornby of Durban, South Africa; and four grandchildren.