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October 13, 1998
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PLEASANTVILLE, Ohio - William Harrison McCann, 83, of Pleasantville, formerly of Shepherdstown, W.Va., died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Heartland Nursing Home of Fairfield in Pleasantville.

Born Dec. 3, 1914, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late Robert and Emma Robinson McCann.

He was retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., where he was a maintenance worker.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II.

He was a member of St. John's Baptist Church in Shepherdstown, where he was a trustee for 12 years, a Sunday school teacher for six years, a choir member. He also played the piano.

He is survived by two sisters, Emma Oglesbee of Columbus, Ohio, and Louise Monroe of Sharpsburg; one brother, Robert McCann of New York City; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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He was preceded in death by two sisters, Homezelle Hughes and Mary B. Jenkins.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church, West German Street in Shepherdstown. The Rev. Joe D. Lyles Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Baptist Church, West German Street, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

Local arrangements are by Rosedale Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

Robert L. Aleshire Sr.

Robert Lee Aleshire Sr., 68, of 11819 Peacock Trail, Hagerstown, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 28, 1930, in Luray, Va., he was the son of the late Harry Lee and Josephine Rickard Aleshire.

He was employed by Potomac Edison/Allegheny Power for 44 years, retiring in 1995.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

He was a member of BPOE Lodge 378; North American Rod and Gun Club; AARP; Forerunners Club; and a charter member and past president of Antietam Investment Club.

He was a Scout leader in Luray, Va., and Hagerstown.

He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Updike Aleshire; a son, Robert Lee Aleshire Jr. of Thurmont, Md.; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Cook of Berryville, Va.; a grandson; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Red Cross Blood Services, 113 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740; or Bethel United Methodist Church, Box 37, Chewsville, Md. 21721.

H. Howard Barkdoll

BOONSBORO - H. Howard Barkdoll, 76, of 19652 Mill Point Road, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, from injuries sustained in a farm accident.

Born July 17, 1922, in Sabillasville, Md., he was the son of the late Wilbur Earl and Daisie Irene Hartle Barkdoll. He was a life-long farmer.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He was vice chairman of the Fairview Cemetery Board in Keedysville.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Miller Barkdoll, whom he married Feb. 23, 1946; four daughters, Linda Leslie Harshman and Cynthia Terri Barkdoll, both of Boonsboro, Geneva Kaye Staley of Unionville, Md., and Cheri An Crampton of Lebanon, Pa.; one son, Jerry Wayne Barkdoll of Boonsboro; one brother, Charles Barkdoll of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. The Rev. Victor Moon and Richard Blacksten will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Keedysville.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairview Cemetery, in care of James Hessong, 5930 Harvest Court, Keedysville, Md. 21756.

Mildred L. Owens

Mildred Louise Toliver Owens, 81, of Colton Villa Nursing Home, 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1917, in Elkton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Martha Cubbage and Pete Toliver.

She attended school in Elkton.

She was a housewife and homemaker.

She was a member of Zion Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard E. Owens; two sons, Lorenzo S. Smith of Washington, D.C., and Saylor Leon Smith of Falls Church, Va.; an adopted daughter, Margaret Hunter of Detroit; two sisters, Edna Rhodes and Hazel Brown, both of Harrisonburg, Va.; a brother, Robert Toliver of Rochester, N.Y.; three granddaughters; a grandson; 11 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchlldren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Jane Broadus; and two brothers, Paul Toliver and James Toliver.

Services will be Thursday at noon at Zion Baptist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Haru Carter will officiate.

Burial will be Friday in Newtown Cemetery, Harrisonburg.

Visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church.

Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, 24 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown.

 

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