Randall W. Barham, 81, Steelworker shop stewardRandall W...

May 10, 1999

Randall W. Barham, 81, Steelworker shop steward

Randall W. Barham, a retired steel worker, died Thursday of kidney disease at St. Agnes HealthCare. He was 81 and lived in West Baltimore.

Mr. Barham worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant for more than 20 years and served as shop steward for Local 2610 of the United Steelworkers of America. He retired 25 years ago.

He was born in Gatesville, N.C., and moved to Baltimore after graduating from high school.

He was an avid fisherman, card player and traveler, and sang bass in the choirs at New Shiloh Baptist Church.

Services are scheduled at the church, 2100 N. Monroe St., at 10: 30 a.m. Wed- nesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen Thomas Bowen, whom he married in 1990; two sons, Michael Brooks and Burtram Bowen; a daughter, Almira Rogers; and six grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Margerine McLeod-Alsup, 66, registered nurse

Margerine McLeod-Alsup, a registered nurse, died Friday of leukemia at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She was 66 and lived in West Baltimore.

The former Margerine Rice was born in Baltimore, graduated from Douglass High School in 1950 and earned a nursing degree from then-Community College of Baltimore.

She worked at Poplar Manor Nursing Home, then at the old Lutheran Hospital before she joined West Baltimore Community Center. She finished her career with the Baltimore City Housing Authority Medical Day Care Centers, retiring in December after 15 years.

Mrs. Alsup was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling and working on jigsaw puzzles.

Her husband, Earl Alsup, died in 1991.

Services are set for 10: 30 a.m. Thursday at Shiloh Christian Community Church, 2500 W. Lombard St., where she was a member.

She is survived by three sons, Edward McLeod, Calvin McLeod and Eric McLeod; a daughter, Renee Willie; a sister, Mamie Cook; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. All are of Baltimore.

Leslie Ann Smith, 55, Web page designer

Leslie Ann Smith, who lived in the Baltimore area for more than 20 years before she moved to Maine in 1996, died Thursday of cancer at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. She was 55.

Mrs. Smith was a self-employed computer consultant, designing Web pages.

The former Leslie Ann Huggins was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Vancouver, Wash., and attended Chase Business School there. She moved to Glen Burnie in the mid-1970s, then moved to Maine after marrying Gene W. Smith of Durham, Maine, in 1996.

A memorial service was held yesterday.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons Craig Martin and Andrew Martin, both of Glen Burnie, Jeffrey Martin of Chicago, Daniel Martin and Jedediah Martin, both of Brunswick, and Micah Martin of Heidelberg, Germany; a brother, Gordon E. Huggins of Vancouver, Wash.; two sisters, Patricia L. Rivera of Vancouver and Maryjane Nelson of Dayton, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Janet Martin, 74, C&P billing clerk

Janet Martin, a retired telephone company billing clerk, died Wednesday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 74 and lived in Phoenix.

She retired 10 years ago from Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Maryland, where she worked for many years.

Born in Govans, the former Janet Smith graduated from the old Eastern High School on 33rd Street and married Walter Martin, a Pennsylvania Railroad cable and wire installer, who survives her.

Services were held Saturday.

She is survived by a son, James W. Martin of Parkville; a daughter, Carol L. Howard of Bel Air; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Dorothy R. Thomas, 83, hospital volunteer director

Dorothy Rupard Thomas, a former Catonsville resident, died Tuesday at Lengir Health Center in Columbia, Mo., after a long illness. She was 83.

Mrs. Thomas moved to Columbia nine years ago after retiring as director of volunteer services at Spring Grove Hospital Center, a position she held for more than two decades. She was a member of Christian Temple Church in Catonsville, as well as a women's club and bridge club there. She lived in Catonsville for more than 40 years.

Born in Bourbon County, Ky., Dorothy Rupard married M. Winfield Thomas in 1936. He died in 1978.

Services were held Friday in Winchester, Ky.

Survivors include one daughter, Eleanor Lee Maggard of Salem, Mo.; a sister, Catherine S. Helburn of Lexington, Ky.; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

Pub Date: 5/10/99

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