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October 07, 2002

Anna M. Weaver

INWOOD, W.Va. - Anna May Weaver, 95, of Inwood, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at the home of her daughter.

Born Sept. 18, 1907, in Delaware County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Blanche E. Candelet Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edward Weaver.

She attended Inwood Baptist Church. She also was a member of Mayfair Conwell Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia where she was a deaconess, choir member and attendance secretary.

She was a member of Eastern Star of Philadelphia.

She is survived by a daughter, Bette A. Shephard of Inwood; four grandchildren, Kenneth R. Shephard of Inwood, Nancy L. Kepler of New Cumberland, Pa., and Daniel L. Weaver and Thomas L. Weaver, both of New Jersey; and six great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by a son, Richard E. Weaver, and seven sisters and brothers.

Services were Monday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel in Southampton Township, Pa. Pastor Jim Holt officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 74, Inwood, WV 25418.

J. Donald Eackles

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - J. Donald Eackles, 85, of Chula Vista and formerly of Bolivar, W.Va., died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at his home.

Born Jan. 31, 1917, in Bolivar, W.Va., he was the son of the late J. Lyle and Mary Riley Eackles.

He was a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the Cincinnati College of Embalming.

He was the former owner of Eackles Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry and Valley Vault Co. in Bolivar. He was one of the founders and first president of the Bank of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as a pilot.

He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry.

He was a member of Harpers Ferry Cooking Club, a board member of the Bank of Charles Town and a past president of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association. He was honored with a 50-year plaque in 1989 by the funeral association.

He was a member of the National Selected Morticians and of Harpers Ferry/Bolivar District Veterans and in 1998 was the ribbon cutter for the Bolivar Room on the USS Harpers Ferry stationed at San Diego.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marie Cason Eackles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Arrah M. Lehman, and two brothers, Perry N. Eackles and Jay L. Eackles.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry. The Rev. George Pucciarelli will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry.

Oscar D. Weber

WINCHESTER, Va. - Oscar D. "O.D." Weber, 85, of Winchester and formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born July 11, 1917, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Oscar Brent and Laura Grace McBee Weber.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Dola Shade Weber, in 1991.

He was a 1935 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

He was the owner and operator of Weber Tire Co., Fairfax, Va., for 42 years.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of DeFord Lodge 88 AF&AM of Berkeley Springs, a Scottish Rite 32 Degree Mason of Martinsburg and a member of Kena Shrine Temple of Fairfax.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian Wade Weber; two daughters, Doris Weber Barbe of Greensburg, Pa., and Debra G. Clark of Fairfax; two sons, Donald L. Weber of Warrenton, Va., and Dennis L. Weber of Virginia Beach, Va.; a stepdaughter, Phoebe Hovermale Eastman of Bremerton, Wash.; three sisters, Nearissa Carper, June Brown and Geraldine Willard, all of Berkeley Springs; three brothers, Glenn S. Weber of Vienna, Va., Bruce Weber of Arlington, Va., and Ed Weber of Berkeley Springs; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be today at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Berkeley Springs. The Rev. Robert Osborne will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery, with graveside Masonic services by DeFord Lodge 88 AF&AM.

Visitation was Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs.

Memorial donations may be made to Crippled Children's Hospital, c/o Kena Temple, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030, or Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 206, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Eugene B. Boward

SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Eugene Bartram Boward, 81, of Springfield, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Halquist Memorial Hospice Center in Arlington, Va., of cancer.

Born in Leitersburg, he was the son of L. Preston Boward and Jessie Snodderly.

He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School.

Before entering the military, he worked as a draftsman.

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