The following is a summary by police districts of incidents to which Montgomery County police responded during the past few days. The words "arrested" and "charged" do not imply guilt.
Feb. 19, 1997


Gasery E. Wims

Gasery E. Wims, 59, of Gaithersburg, died suddenly Feb. 13 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.

Born in Maryland, he was the son of Almeda and Earl Wims Sr. He also was a brother of Gregory Wims, the Montgomery County Police Department's liaison to the minority community and a WSSC commissioner.

Mr. Wims was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents and brother, he is survived by his children, Gayle, Cheryl, Bridgette, Robin, Vernon, Michelle, Rockelle, Aaron, Daphne, Daryl and Dasery; many grandchildren; brothers, Floyd Wims and Earl Wims Jr.; aunts and uncles; nieces and

nephews; three sisters-in-law; a devoted friend, Betty Stewart; and other relatives and friends.

Services were held Feb. 18 at Norbeck Community Church. Burial was in Brooke Grove Cemetery. Snowden Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


Jane B. Knowles

Jane Bunn Knowles, 72, of Clarksburg, died Feb. 16, at home. She was the wife of the late Alfred W. Knowles.

Born Jan. 24, 1925, at Clifton, N.J. she was a daughter of the late Edward Charles and Ruth Hartz Bunn. Mrs. Knowles retired from the National Geographic Society in 1985, having worked there for 19 years. In 1948 she was one of the first keypunch operator

s. She was an interior decorator and won a DuPont art scholarship while in high school.

Survivors include a son, Edward L. Knowles of Baltimore; a daughter, Ruth B. Ramsburg of Clarksburg; three sisters, Patricia Mooney of Wilmington, Del., Ruth Ann Baker of Moneta, Va., and Zada Megonigal of Laguna Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one


A memorial service is being held today at 1 p.m. at Oaklands Presbyterian Church, 14301 Laurel-Bowie Road. The Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick, is in charge of arrangements.

Laura E. Hahn

Laura Elizabeth Hahn, 88, of Mount Airy, died Feb. 12, at Carroll County General Hospital, Westminster. She was the wife of the late Charles I. Hahn.

Born July 15, 1908, at Dickerson, she was a daughter of the late Eugene H. and Effie J. Dixon. She was a member of Howard Chapel-Ridgeville United Methodist Church, Mount Airy, and the Mount Airy Senior Citizens.

Survivors include two nephews, Charles Eugene Main of Woodbine and Robert Main of Raleigh, NC; and a number of other relatives. There was no funeral home visitation. Graveside services were held Feb. 15 at Pine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Mol

esworth Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hahn's name may be made to the Mount Airy Fire Company or to the charity of one's choice.