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Olivia L. Washington, 68

December 23, 2008

JULY 22, 1940-DEC. 21, 2008

KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Olivia L. Washington, 68, of Kearneysville, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born July 22, 1940, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Samuel McDowell Sr. and Irene King McDowell.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Oscar Washington Sr.; five daughters, Teresa Moppins of Fredericksburg, Va., Joy Washington of Ranson, W.Va., Regina Washington of Cleveland, Lisa Washington of Charles Town, W.Va., and Michele Washington of Portland, Ore.; two sons, Roger Washington of Kearneysville and Oscar Washington Jr. of Martinsburg.; four sisters, Irene Allen and Denise Twyman, both of Kearneysville, and Gloria Green and Angela Brown, both of Martinsburg; seven brothers, Jerry McDowell of Charles Town, John McDowell of New Jersey, Samuel McDowell Jr., Gary McDowell and Sterling McDowell, all of Kearneysville, Michael McDowell of Chambersburg, Pa., and Paul McDowell of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchilden; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by one daughter, Loretta Washington; one brother, Robert Lee McDowell; and one grandchild.

Services will be Saturday at noon at South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The Rev. Johnny Green will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home.

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