M. Lucille Wilson

Federal Payroll Supervisor

M. Lucille Wilson, 90, who worked at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from 1949 to the mid-1970s, when she retired as a payroll supervisor, died Sept. 6 at her home in Washington. She had a pulmonary embolism.

Earlier in her career, Mrs. Wilson was a supervisor of clerks at the Census Bureau and an assistant to the advisory committee supervisor at the Office of Price Administration.

Mary Lucille Wilson was a native Washingtonian and a 1931 graduate of Dunbar High School. She attended Miner Normal School and Howard University, where she studied art.

She was a founding member and former president of the Toppers, a social club for women, which raised money for orphanages, the Ionia Whipper Home for unwed mothers and the NAACP. She painted pictures to raise money for the Toppers.

During World War II, she was active in Women in Community Service. She donated blood to the American Red Cross throughout her life.

She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, where she formerly was on the parish council and a member of its old credit union.

She won prizes from area newspapers in crossword puzzle competitions.

Her marriage to Richard Payne ended in divorce.

She leaves no immediate survivors.

James Edward McGarrity


James Edward McGarrity, 78, a retired auditor for the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, died Sept. 12 at Capital Hospice in Arlington of complications from a stroke.

He was born in Wayne, Pa., and served in the Army in the Pacific in 1944 and 1945. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from La Salle University in Philadelphia, and became a certified public accountant in 1985.

After receiving his college degree, Mr. McGarrity was an accountant for Honeywell Corp. and Lennox China Co. in the 1950s and 1960s. In the early 1970s, he started a government career with the Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing, then switched to the Federal Aviation Administration until his retirement in 1988.

An Arlington resident for 30 years, he was a member of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus and a past president of the Arlington chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was a parishioner and usher at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jeanne Clark McGarrity of Arlington; five children, Mary Jean McGarrity-Farrell of New Haven, Conn., Gail Shults of Gaithersburg, James McGarrity Jr. of Easton, Md., Dr. Thomas McGarrity of Hershey, Pa., and Joseph McGarrity of Willow Springs, N.C.; two brothers, Joseph McGarrity of Hammonton, N.J., and Gerard McGarrity of Gaithersburg; three sisters, Sister Mary McGarrity, S.J., of Brentwood, N.Y., Lyla Bradley of Holbrook, N.Y., and Gail Coggins of Philadelphia; and 16 grandchildren.

Morrison C. Hansborough

U.S. House Barber

Morrison Chancellor Hansborough, 81, a barber based in the U.S. House of Representatives who trimmed the heads of presidents, congressmen and journalists from the 1950s to early 1970s, died Sept. 7 at Georgetown University Hospital. He had arteriosclerosis.

When Sen. Eugene McCarthy (D-Minn.) ran as an independent candidate for president in 1976, he asked Mr. Hansborough to be his stand-in as vice president on the District of Columbia ballot.

Mr. Hansborough once said he'd "abolish the [vice presidency] the morning I win it."

He was born in Washington and raised in Remington, Va. He was a graduate of Manassas High School.

After serving in the Army in the Pacific during World War II, he was a barber at Ewell's Barber Shop on 14th Street in Washington.

He regularly attended jazz festivals at Newport, R.I., and Monterey, Calif. He once saw a man throw a saxophone at Charlie Parker, who caught the instrument and played it flawlessly.

Over the years, he spoke with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Max Roach and Clark Terry, among others.

He had season tickets to the Washington Redskins for decades and also was a regular visitor to the Indianapolis 500.

Survivors include his companion of 24 years, Arminta Watkins of Washington; and a sister, Paulina H. White-Yancey of Springfield.