The May 14 obituary of Peggy Hedrick Coats failed to list her father, W. Earl Hedrick of Sevierville, Tenn., as a survivor. (Published 05/15/96)

Lillian S. Blackwell, 85, a civil rights activist in Fairfax County who successfully sued to ban segregation of public accommodations in Virginia, died of an aneurysm May 10 at Fairfax Hospital. She lived in Vienna.

Mrs. Blackwell and her youngest son, Lawrence, also were plaintiffs in a 1959 suit that led to the integration of Fairfax County schools. As a member of civil rights groups in Northern Virginia, she picketed restaurants, theaters and hospitals in the 1950s to protest the exclusion of black patrons.

In 1963, Mrs. Blackwell and an Arlington woman filed a lawsuit in federal court against movie theaters that had refused to sell them tickets on the basis that there were no sections set aside for black patrons. A special three-judge panel ruled that a Virginia law providing for segregated seating was unconstitutional.

In the six months that it took the panel to hear the case and issue a ruling, nearly all movie theaters in Northern Virginia dropped their color bars.

Mrs. Blackwell was born in the Loudoun County community of Arcola and raised in Arlington and Oakton. She attended the Louise Archer School through the ninth grade and, as a young woman, worked as a seamstress and dressmaker in Washington.

She was a school bus driver in Fairfax County after World War II, ran the Dunkirk Employment Services in Vienna in the early 1960s and was employed as a household worker through the early 1980s.

Mrs. Blackwell was a Fairfax County member of the Human Relations Council and a volunteer with the organization's Horizon Day Camp. She was membership chairman of the NAACP, a member of the Friends of the Library organization that raised money for a public library for Vienna, and a founding member in Fairfax of the National Council of Negro Women and Black Women United for Action.

Mrs. Blackwell organized the first African American Girl Scout troop in Fairfax and the first integrated Brownie troop, an effort that was chronicled in Reader's Digest. She was a director of the Fairfax County Council of the Girl Scouts.

She was a member of the Vienna-Oakton-Dunn Loring United Council of Church Women, Fairfax County Fair Housing, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, the Sutton Road Civic Association, Union Baptist Church in Vienna and Quilters Unlimited of America. She led the volunteers who created a quilt depicting black history in the county that is displayed in the Massey government office building in Fairfax.

Her husband, Philip Blackwell, died in 1984. Survivors include six children, John Blackwell of Leesburg, Grace Ellis of Ruther Glen, Va., Preston Blackwell of Culpeper, Va., Phyllis Blackwell of Alexandria, Lawrence Blackwell of Atlanta and Donna Blackwell of Vienna; three brothers; two sisters; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. STEVEN D. KENGLA Mechanic

Steven D. Kengla, 34, a construction equipment mechanic for Gudelsky Materials at their site in Brandywine, died late May 9 in a traffic accident in Prince George's County on Route 301, near the Charles County line.

A spokesman for the Prince George's County police said they believe Mr. Kengla, who was driving a pickup truck, was racing an Econoline van when he crashed. The driver of the van has not been identified, police said.

Mr. Kengla, who lived in Brandywine, was born in Arizona. He grew up in Potomac and attended Churchill High School before finishing his secondary education in Minnesota. He returned to the Washington area in the late 1970s.

Before joining Gudelsky Materials in 1993, he was a cable installer with Custom Antenna in Montgomery County, a mechanic with Pulte Homes in Montgomery County and a heavy equipment mechanic with Pilot Construction in Silver Spring.

Mr. Kengla, a racing enthusiast, was an admirer of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and rebuilt cars and engines. His other hobbies included flying, fishing and skiing.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly, and a daughter, Pamela, both of Brandywine; his parents, Charles and Patricia Kengla of Potomac; and a brother, Patrick, and a sister, Susan Kengla, both of Rockville. RICHARD A. FULTON Lawyer

Richard Alsina Fulton, 70, a Washington lawyer who served as head of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools from 1962 to 1976, died of pancreatic cancer May 11 at his home in Washington. Since the 1970s, he also had raised sheep in Franklin County, Pa.

Mr. Fulton, who was born in New York, graduated from high school in Jacksonville, Fla. He then served in the Merchant Marine in the Atlantic during World War II. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1949, he returned to the sea for six more years, working as a radio operator. After graduating from Tulane University law school in 1957, he spent three years as an attorney for the state of Louisiana. In 1961, he came to Washington as an aide to Sen. Allen J. Ellender (D-La.).

He served on the executive board of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada and as a trustee of Wilson College in Pennsylvania.

Survivors include his wife, Susan, of Washington. DONALD C. SINES Accountant

Donald C. Sines, 68, an accountant who retired in 1984 after 20 years with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, died May 11 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He had leukemia.

Mr. Sines lived in the Washington area for about 40 years. He moved from Gaithersburg back to his native Oakland in 1986 and to Falling Waters, W.Va., last year.

He served in the Navy and worked for the General Accounting Office early in his career. He was a member of Beltsville Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edith S. Sines of Falling Waters; three daughters, Jan Sisson of Rockville, Jackie Maye of Germantown and Jeanne Thompson of Inwood, W.Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Cortina of Sterling and Winona Taylor of Collierville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. PEGGY HEDRICK COATS Church Volunteer

Peggy Hedrick Coats, 63, a former administrative assistant and secretary who was a teacher and choir member at National Baptist Memorial Church in Washington, died of breast cancer May 4 at Fairfax Hospital. A resident of the Washington area since 1952, she lived in Springfield.

Mrs. Coats was a native of Madisonville, Tenn., and attended East Tennessee State University. She worked for the Naval Audit Service from 1952 to 1965 for and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration until 1968.

She was an election worker in Fairfax County and a volunteer with the Girl Scouts.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Boyd R. Coats of Springfield; two children, Michelle C. Krone of Snellville, Ga., and Brian R. Coats of Springfield; three brothers, Larry Hedrick of Castro Valley, Calif., Ted Hedrick of Kingston, Tenn., and Dale Hedrick of Lenoir City, Tenn.; and four sisters, June Reagan of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Nelle James of Woodbine, Md., Carol Huskey of Treasure Island, Fla., and Belle Collins of Sevierville, Tenn. BURNARD A. HERNDON Budget Analyst

Burnard A. Herndon, 71, a Rockville resident who was a civilian Air Force budget analyst from the 1950s until retiring for health reasons in the late 1970s, died May 12 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital after a heart attack. He had diabetes.

Mr. Herndon, a Washington native, was a graduate of Upper Marlboro High School and Benjamin Franklin University.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Margery, of Rockville; a son, Burnard Jr., of Manassas; two daughters, Pamela Szypulski of Bethany Beach, Del., and Patricia Burdette of Fredericksburg, Va.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.