The following deaths were reported by funeral homes in Southern Maryland.


COX, Clara Belle Bowen, 78, of Prince Frederick, secretary for the Department of Agriculture, died Nov. 8 at home.

ECKHARDT, George R., 87, of Solomons, vice president for a research and development firm, died Nov. 8 at Calvert Memorial Hospital.

PARDOE, Gladys, 78, of Lusby, proprietor of a grocery store, died Sunday at Calvert Memorial Hospital.


BENNETT, Cecilia, 94, of La Plata, restaurant owner, died Nov. 9 at home.

BURNS, Isobella Edith, 79, of Waldorf, died Nov. 6 at Malcolm Grove Medical Center, Andrews AFB.

KEYS, Frank Cooper, 83, of Cobb Island, retired Arlington County police officer, died Nov. 9 at Civista Medical Center.

METHENY, Helen Pauline, 78, of Waldorf, government bookkeeper and secretary, died Nov. 5 at home.

PLANK, Lawrence Ellwood, 65, of Waldorf, printer, died Nov. 5 at Washington Hospital Center.

ROGERS, Charles Daniel, 57, of Waldorf, maintenance worker, died Nov. 4 at Civista Medical Center.

SMITH, James Joseph "Jimmy," 75, of Newburg, master electrician and World War II veteran, died Monday at Civista Medical Center.

SUMMERS, L. Caroline, 95, of Hughesville, homemaker, died Tuesday at Southern Maryland Hospital.


MURDZA, Larry Bruce, 58, of Mechanicsville, owner and operator of a trucking company, died Nov. 3 in Mechanicsville.