Sommers T. Brown


Sommers T. Brown, 69, a trial attorney who retired in 1990 from the chief counsel's office of the Internal Revenue Service, died of liver cancer June 9 at his home in Washington.

Mr. Brown worked for the IRS for 26 years and served as assistant chief of the trial branch.

He was a native of Clarksdale, Miss., and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He was a certified public accountant and received a law degree from Georgetown University, where he also received a master's degree in taxation law.

He served in the Air Force.

Mr. Brown was a member of the University Club and St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in Washington, where he was head of the finance council and a member of the parish council.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Janetta M. Brown of Washington; two brothers; and two sisters.

Carl O. Winberg

Foreign Service Officer

Carl O. Winberg, 82, a retired State Department foreign service officer and agricultural attache, died June 5 at the Lynn House care facility in Alexandria. He had a heart ailment.

Mr. Winberg, who lived in Washington, was a native of Los Angeles.

He received a degree in agriculture and horticulture from the University of California at Los Angeles before joining the Agriculture Department's Foreign Agricultural Service in the early 1940s.

He later transfered to the State Department. Over the years, he served in India, Indonesia, Burma, Pakistan, the Congo and Australia. His last post, before retiring in 1977, was in Bangladesh.

Survivors include a brother in California.

Lucius Fred Thompson

GAO Official

Lucius Fred Thompson, 81, a lawyer who worked for the General Accounting Office for about 40 years before retiring in the early 1980s as director of its federal elections organization, died June 7 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He had a kidney ailment.

He joined the GAO in the District and worked for the agency in Seattle and Alaska in the late 1950s before returning to Washington.

Mr. Thompson, who lived in West River and in Sarasota, Fla., was a native of Georgia.

He attended South Georgia College and graduated from George Washington University law school.

He served on active Army duty in Europe during World War II and in Korea during the Korean War. He retired from the Army reserve as a colonel.

He leaves no immediate survivors.

Mary T. McGuin

Cafeteria Worker

Mary T. McGuin, 82, a lifelong Springfield resident who retired in 1982 after 23 years as a cafeteria worker at Springfield Estate Elementary School, died of kidney failure June 8 at her home.

She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Franconia Fire Department.

Her husband, Raymond McGuin, died in 1957.

Survivors include four sons, Wilfred McGuin of St. Simons Island, Ga., Lewis McGuin of Silvana, Wash., Frederick McGuin of Lecanto, Fla., and Joseph McGuin of Manassas; four daughters, Shirley Hatton of Martinsville, Ind., Barbara Thomas of Springfield and Jean Shifflett and Mary Payne, both of Alexandria; a sister, Dorothy Riddle of Springfield; a brother, Clarence Devers of Springfield; 30 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.