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January 15, 2015 – Rev. Elizabeth Pate (Smith) Carlson

The Rev. Elizabeth Pate (Smith) Carlson, 88, a resident of Somerford House in Hagerstown, died Jan. 15, 2015. A memorial service was held Jan. 31 at the Montessori Academy of Chambersburg, Pa. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Born March 3, 1926, in Montezuma, Ga., she […]

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January 4, 2015 – Nettie Wright

Nettie Wright, 97, wife of the late Rev. Harold B. Wright, died Jan. 4, 2015, in Hagerstown. The Rev. Ken Dunnington officiated at a memorial service Jan. 24, at Reisterstown UMC Nettie Lawson Wright was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Washington, D.C., to the late Irving E. […]

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December 30, 2014 – Rev. Ira Clay Keperling

The Rev. Ira Clay Keperling died Dec. 30, 2014, at Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community in York, Pa. A Service of Honor and Praise was held Jan. 3, 2015, at Winterstown UMC in Felton, Pa., with the Rev. Keith J. Schmuck officiating. Ira Clay Keperling was born […]

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December 25, 2014 – Pastor Erma Dyson

Pastor Erma Dyson, 63, the wife of Pastor Richard C. Dyson Sr., died Dec. 24, 2014. A funeral was held Dec. 31 at Jackson Chapel UMC in Frederick. Erma Arlene Ambush was born Oct. 22, 1951, to the late Julia Virginia and George Thomas Ambush. She graduated […]

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December 25, 2014 – Louise Phelps

Louise Phelps, 97, the widow of the late Rev. Franklin “Bailey” Phelps, died Dec. 25, 2014, at Asbury Village in Gaithersburg. The Rev. Harold Bell-Wright officiated at a service in Jefferson Funeral Chapel Dec. 30, and the Rev. James Miller officiated at a memorial service Jan. 17 […]

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December 23, 2014 – Rev. Charles Donophan

The Rev. Charles Donophan, 81, a retired Elder, died Dec. 23, 2014, at a Salisbury, Maryland, Nursing Home. A funeral service was held there Dec. 30 and one at Barretts Chapel in Frederica, Delaware, Dec. 31. Born in Frederica, he was the son of the late John […]

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December 18, 2014 – Rev. Ronald Carr

The Rev. Ronald Carr, a retired Elder and the husband of retired Elder, the Rev. Arlene Carr, died from Alzheimer’s disease Dec. 18, 2014, in Melbourne, Florida. Ronald L. Carr was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Austin, Pa., to Milan Carr and Vida Earle Carr. He served […]

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Obituaries – October 20, 2014 – Judith Ann Rife

Judith Ann Rife, 73, the wife of retired Elder, Carl B. Rife, died Oct. 20, at her residence in York, Pa. A memorial service was held Nov. 1 at the Bethlehem UMC in Dallastown, Pa. with the Rev. Rodger H. Mentzer officiating. Judith “Judy” Ann Snowberger was […]

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October 10, 2014 – Jo Ann “Jo” Leslie

Jo Ann “Jo” Leslie, the wife of retired Elder, Rev. F. Richard “Frank” Leslie, died Oct. 10, 2014, four days after her 80th birthday. They lived in Waynesboro, Pa. A celebration of her life was held Nov. 1, at St. Paul UMC in Chambersburg, Pa. Jo Ann […]

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Obituaries – September 8, 2014 – Howard Kent Jr

Howard Kent Jr., 85, a retired local pastor, died Sept. 8, 2014, at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Tolson, Md.  He was a member of St. John UMC in Lusby for more than 60 years. The Rev. Marvin Wamble officiated at a funeral and interment at the church Sept. […]

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