September 16, 1999

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Joseph S. Bowman

WILLIAMSPORT - Joseph S. Bowman, 72, of Williamsport Nursing Home, and formerly of Lakin Avenue, Boonsboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Feb. 27, 1927, in Smithsburg, he was the son of the late Morris Bowman and Naomi F. Bowman Wilkins.

He is survived by a brother, Emerson Bowman of Boonsboro; nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. The Rev. John W. Schildt will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Smithsburg.

The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Alfred C. Dawson Sr.

BALTIMORE - Alfred Cedric Dawson Sr., 84, of Baltimore, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.


Born Dec. 5, 1914, in Great Cacapon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Horatio Rhine and Clara Virginia Youngblood Dawson.

He attended public schools in Great Cacapon.

He retired in 1977 from Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sadie Loukonen Dawson; two daughters, Linda Fillmore and Brenda Fenloch, both of Baltimore; three sons, Alfred C. Dawson Jr., Glenn Dawson and Larry Dawson, all of Baltimore; two stepsons, Robert Dawson and Gordon Brooks, both of Baltimore; a sister, Mabel Whisner of Great Cacapon; two brothers, George Dawson of Baltimore and Lee Dawson of Harrisburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Yvonne C. Starks; a son, Ronald Wayne Dawson; a sister, Martha Dawson Farris; and two brothers, Medford Dawson and Edgar Dawson.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Revs. Hennis H. Fox and Steven R. Dawson will officiate. Burial will be in Great Cacapon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 10 a.m.

Wanda L. Norris

Wanda Lee Norris, 65, of 18331 College Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 12, 1933, in Charles Town, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James and Golda Brown.

She was a seamstress for Alice's Country Cottage in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Fred G. Norris; a daughter, Shirley Hult of Hagerstown; a son, Kenneth Norris of Clear Spring; four sisters, Shirley Kline of Cavetown, Mabel Carper of Charles Town, Anna Unger of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Louise Cooper of Cleveland; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Brown.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 322 E. Antietam St., Suite 306B, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

LeRoy Hendricks

LeRoy Hendricks, 82, of Ray Street, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 28, 1917, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Peter and Sarah E. McBeth Hendricks.

He was employed by Victor Products, Fairchild, L'Aiglon Apparel, Locust Point Tavern, all in Hagerstown, and Mountain View Inn in Smithsburg.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah L. Sharer Hendricks; one daughter, Beverly McElroy of Hagerstown; one son, Daniel Linkins of Hagerstown; one sister, Alberta Hoover of Baltimore; one brother, Donald Hendricks of Hagerstown; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two nieces.

Graveside services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport. Pastor Kenny Harris will officiate.

Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg.

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