Audre D. Harris
Audre Danielle Harris, 31, a Safeway file maintenance clerk and Washington area native, died Jan. 12 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries suffered in a car accident the day before.
According to the Maryland State Police, the accident occurred about 5 a.m. Jan. 11 when Mrs. Harris's 1997 Ford Explorer and a van collided on Livingston Road and Billingsley Road in Bryans Road. An investigation is continuing.
Mrs. Harris, who lived in North Beach, Md., was born in Washington and raised in Charles County. She graduated from Friendly High School in Fort Washington in 1987 and worked for a number of Safeway stores for the past 11 years.
She most recently worked as a file maintenance clerk for the Safeway store at the Bryans Road Shopping Center.
Her marriage to Salvador "Mike" De La Iglesia was legally voided.
Survivors include her husband, Robert S. Harris Jr., and their son, Noah Michael Harris, both of North Beach; two sons from her first marriage, Salvador "Lucky" De La Iglesia and Joshua E. De La Iglesia, both of North Beach; her parents, William E.C. Flammer and Willie Mae Flammer of White Plains; two brothers, Darryll Flammer and Billy Flammer Jr., both of White Plains; a sister, Debbe Flammer of Indian Head; three half brothers, Andrew Cloumbe of Nashville, James Redmond of North Beach and John Cloumbe of San Diego; and a half sister, Jean Dick of White Plains.
Wilson F. Earman Jr.
DOD Financial Analyst
Wilson F. Earman Jr., 79, a former Falls Church resident who retired in 1973 after 33 years as a procurement officer and financial analyst for the Army Materiel Command, died of an aneurysm Jan. 9 at his home in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Mr. Earman, who moved to Florida in 1994, had spent most of his life in Northern Virginia, where he was an active member of St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church and the Knights of Columbus in Arlington. He also was a charter member of the Northern Virginia Baseball Umpires and Basketball Referees Association.
He was born in Spring Creek, Va., and grew up in Falls Church. He graduated from the old Jefferson High School in Falls Church and attended what is now Strayer University.
His interests included bowling and square dancing.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Claire Earman of Hallandale Beach; five sons, Joe Earman and Chris Earman, both of Falls Church, James "Bing" Earman of Vienna, Wilson Earman of Colonial Beach, Va., and Nick Earman of Reston; five daughters, Mary Anne Glitz and Margie Earman, both of Falls Church, Anna Earman Corder of Pulaski, Va., Joanie Earman of Floyd, Va., and Denise Fauteux of Herndon; a sister, Millicent Cooper of Falls Church; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
John Winston Downs
John Winston Downs, 83, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who spent 20 years as a Navy Department nuclear physicist before retiring in 1983, died Jan. 6 at Holy Cross Hospital after a heart attack and stroke. Col. Downs lived in Silver Spring.
In the Navy, he worked at the Naval Surface Weapons Center at White Oak and wrote several professional papers, including "Relative Hardness of Bipolar Transistors to Tactical Levels of Neutron Irradiation."
After retiring, he volunteered at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kensington.
Col. Downs was born in Orem, Utah, and graduated from Brigham Young University in the late 1930s. He received a master's degree in nuclear physics from Ohio State University in the mid-1950s.
He joined what was the Army Air Corps in 1941 and received the Purple Heart while serving in Europe during World War II. He spent his Air Force career as a navigator and retired in the early 1960s while stationed at Hanscon Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty Jean Huff Downs of Silver Spring; two sons, John Andrew "Drew" of San Jose, Calif., and Jim, of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Diana Smith of San Jose; a brother; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. One granddaughter, Karla Downs, died in 1990.
Donald Holmes Bradshaw
Donald Holmes Bradshaw, 74, a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Falls Church since 1964, died of lung cancer Jan. 10 at his home in Falls Church.
Dr. Bradshaw, a native of Rochester, N.Y., graduated in the late 1940s with a bachelor's degree from Catholic University. In 1964, he received a doctorate in clinical psychology there.
During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe.
In the 1950s, he was a jazz and classical pianist at Washington area clubs.
His memberships included the American Psychological Association, Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists Association and St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church and its Tridentine Mass group in Washington.
He leaves no immediate survivors.
Basil E. Ellis
Basil E. Ellis, 76, a self-employed masonry contractor in the Washington area for 40 years, died of cancer Jan. 4 at his home in Wheaton.
Mr. Ellis was born in Lexington, N.C., and moved to the Washington area as a young man. During World War II, he served in the Army Corps of Engineers, and he participated in the construction of the Lido Road in the China-Burma-India Theatre of Operations.
After the war, he was a masonry contractor until retiring in the 1980s.
Mr. Ellis was a charter member and deacon of First Baptist Church of Wheaton, which he helped build.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Marie Ellis of Wheaton; six children, Brenda Mastrangelo of Arnold, Jan Cordray and Steve Ellis, both of Olney, Donna Simpson of Gaithersburg, Rusty Ellis of Silver Spring and Ron Ellis of Sarasota, Fla.; four siblings; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.