William F. Lathom

Appraiser, Banker

William F. Lathom, 74, an independent real estate appraiser and private mortgage loan banker, died of a blood disorder Sept. 26 at his home in Annapolis.

Mr. Lathom, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, graduated from Youngstown University. After college, he ran his own business, Potomac Equities, until 10 years ago, when he retired.

He was a member of the University Club, the Eastport Yacht Club, Caritas Society and the Mitchell Art Gallery of St. John's College. He was a past commodore of the Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 Sailing Association and a past president of Greenbelt Savings and Loan. He also served on the boards of the Dream Landing Condominium Association and the Providence Club in Annapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki Lathom of Annapolis; a son, Jim Lathom of Golden, Colo.; a brother; and one grandchild.

Clifford Andrew Stevens

School Principal

Clifford Andrew Stevens, 70, who was a teacher and administrator in the Prince George's County public school system for 31 years, died Sept. 20 at Washington Hospital Center of complications from heart surgery. He lived in Savage.

Mr. Stevens was born in Laurel and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Laurel High School in 1953. After graduating from Frostburg State University, he received a master's degree in psychology and administration from George Washington University in 1963. He received a master's degree in education from Bowie State University in 1965.

Mr. Stevens began his educational career in Prince George's as a mathematics teacher in 1958. In 1969, he entered school administration as vice principal of Robert Goddard Junior High School and was vice principal of Frederick Douglass Senior High School from 1973 to 1978.

He was principal of Buck Lodge Junior High School from 1978 to 1981, principal of the former Glenridge Junior High School from 1981 to 1983 and principal of Stephen Decatur Middle School from 1983 until his retirement in 1989.

After he retired, Mr. Stevens was active in the Boumi Shrine Temple in Baltimore. He was a member of the Camel Wheels riding team and participated in the Shriners' hospital charities for children. He was a past master of Laurel Wreath Lodge No. 149 of the Masons and was a former patron of Chapter 75 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Laurel.

His marriage to Alice Sulin ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Ruth Stevens of Savage; two children from his first marriage, Clifford A. Stevens Jr. of State Line, Pa., and Victor Stevens of Severn; two stepchildren, Pamela Chaney of Laurel and Christopher Chaney of Adamstown; a sister, Barbara King of Bowie; and six grandchildren.