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Hoskins, Grant Jesse

Middle River - Grant Jesse Hoskins, 95, formerly of Riverpoint Apartments, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at Stella Maris Nursing Home in Towson. He was born July 25, 1915 in Bear Wallow, NC. He was raised along with his three sisters and two brothers in NC. He moved to Maryland in 1940 to work in the defense industry at Glenn L. Martin Co. In 1963, he married Cora E. Norman Grant, who preceded him in death in July 2010. A devout Christian for many years, he was a loving husband and a kind step-father to Cora’s daughters and six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Mary Weston of Black Mountain, NC, step-daughter Carolyn A. Kennedy, and grandchildren, Robyn L. Smith, Bryan J. Keirn, Pamela J. Runge, Robert G. Keirn, Kevin L. Smith, and Patricia A. Darr. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. Also survived by his sister-in-law, Ezzel Hardman of Ripley, WV and son-in-law Charles N. Keirn of Northport, FL.
Contributions in his memory may be sent to Middle River Baptist Church, 610 Middle River Road, Baltimore, MD 21220. Funeral at a later date in North Carolina. A memorial service will be held in Maryland in September.