William WatsonLever Bros. retireeWilliam Watson, a retired...

August 10, 1994

William Watson

Lever Bros. retiree

William Watson, a retired assistant foreman for Lever Bros., died Friday of cancer at his home on North Payson Street.

Mr. Watson, who was 76 and known to his family and friends as Bob, retired in 1981 after working at the Lever Bros. soap plant in East Baltimore for 39 years.

Earlier he had worked as a baker, cake decorator and ice cream maker at Riegel's Bakery on Laurens Street.

A native of the Cheraw, S.C., area, he moved to Baltimore as a youth.

He was president of his 1936 graduating class at the Carver Vocational Technical High School and later also became a graduate of the Douglass Evening High School.

In the late 1930s, he served in the Maryland National Guard.

He was a member of the Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1714 Madison Ave., where services were to be held at noon today.

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Agnes Maith; a son, Paul Watson of Baltimore; three sisters, Cora Norwood of Baltimore and Savannah Coles and Charlene Watson, both of Cheraw; two brothers, Thomas Watson of Baltimore and Robert Watson of Cheraw; and four grandchildren. Harvey S. Rawle Jr., retired owner of an excavating business that bore his name, died Saturday at his home in Joppa of congestive heart failure.

Mr. Rawle, who was 77, retired in 1982 as owner of the business specializing in wells and septic systems.

A native of Boyd, Texas, Mr. Rawle moved to the Baltimore area in 1941. He worked as a sheet metal fabricator for the Glenn L. Martin Co., now Martin Marietta, and, at the end of World War II, served in the Army.

Services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Camp Chapel United Methodist Church, 5000 E. Joppa Road in Perry Hall.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rosalie L. Moore; two sons, Richard S. Rawle of Titusville, Fla., and James W. Rawle of Baltimore; two daughters, Marjorie A. Rawle of Alexandria, Va., and Sally C. R. Settle of Arnold; a sister, Edna Rawle Herring of Dallas; and five grandchildren.

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