John Woodson, 73, steel worker for 41 yearsJohn Woodson, a...

October 27, 1998

John Woodson, 73, steel worker for 41 years

John Woodson, a retired steel worker, died Thursday of cancer at his East Baltimore home. He was 73.

The native of Dillwyn, Va., was a World War II veteran, and served in the Army from 1943 to 1946. He settled in Baltimore after he was discharged.

He worked as a millwright at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant from 1946 to 1987.

Mr. Woodson, who enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a longtime member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on East Preston Street.

Services will be at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at March Funeral Home, 1101 E. North Ave.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ethel Mae Wright, whom he married in 1950; a son, John Steven of Baltimore; two daughters, Jacqueline Woodson and Denise Price, both of Baltimore; two brothers, Howard Woodson and Wiley Woodson, both of Baltimore; a sister, Ethel Bolden of Dillwyn; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

William Eady, 70, driver for funeral homes

William Eady, who worked at several funeral homes, died Tuesday of cancer at Joseph Richey Hospice. The West Baltimore resident was 70.

The Baltimore native graduated from Douglass High School in the mid-1940s and briefly served in the Army. After he was discharged, he worked as a driver and performed other duties at area funeral homes and retired earlier this year.

Services are scheduled for 11: 30 a.m. today at Nutter Funeral Home, 2501 Gwynns Falls Parkway.

He is survived by his wife, Vietta Eady, whom he married several years ago; two daughters, Janie Eady of Erie, Pa., and Sandra Eady of Baltimore; a sister, Carrie Sheppard of Baltimore; and six grandchildren.

James E. Rogers Jr., 27, Coppin State College student

James E. Rogers Jr., a Baltimore native and Coppin State College student, died Thursday of an aneurysm at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 27.

The East Baltimore resident, who graduated from Lake Clifton High School in 1988, worked as an assignment associate for Bell Atlantic Corp.

Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. today at Central Church of Christ, 4301 Woodridge Road in West Baltimore.

He is survived by a son, Marcus Rogers; a daughter, Anitra Rogers; his parents, James and Janice Rogers; and a sister, Valerie Rogers. All are of Baltimore.

Pub Date: 10/27/98

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