Mary Phelps 'Cis' Harrington

Tavern Owner

Mary Phelps "Cis" Harrington, 78, a Hyattsville resident and retired businesswoman, died Sept. 24 at Washington Adventist Hospital after a heart attack.

Mrs. Harrington owned a self-service laundry and a sandwich shop early in her career. She later co-owned and operated two bars: Cis's Foremost Deli in Hyattsville and Kerry to Derry Pub in Washington.

She was born in Washington and was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy.

Her memberships included St. Jerome Catholic Church in Hyattsville, the Irish American Club, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Women of the Moose.

She did volunteer work for such organizations as S.M.A. Fathers (Society of African Missions).

Her husband, Robert Harrington, died in 1998.

Survivors include five children, Betty Anne Harrington of Deale, Md., Noreen Burns of Beltsville, Kerry Harrington of Chesapeake Beach and Eileen Harrington and Rosemary Johnston, both of Hyattsville; and 10 grandchildren.

James R. 'Jimmie' Taylor

Marine Corps Trumpeter

James Russell "Jimmie" Taylor, 69, a native Washingtonian who was a trumpeter in the U.S. Marine Band for about 15 years, died Sept. 23 at a hospice care center in Wilmington, N.C. He had cancer.

Mr. Taylor was raised in Bethesda and was a 1954 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. He joined the Marine Band, known as "The President's Own," and became first trumpet before retiring in the late 1960s at the rank of sergeant.

He then settled in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he led a big band and worked in insurance sales. At his death, he lived in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

His marriages to Peggy Taylor, Joanne Taylor and Gloria Taylor ended in divorce.

Survivors include two sons from his first marriage, Gregory Taylor of Durham, N.C., and Scott Taylor of Paris; three children from his second marriage, April Morris of Seminole, Fla., Daniel Taylor of Branchburg, N.J., and James F. Taylor of Eustis, Fla.; a sister; and seven grandchildren.