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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 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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Obituaries – September 4, 2014 – Holly Elaine Slaugh

Holly Elaine Slaugh, 74, a retired local pastor, wife of Pastor Charles Slaugh, died Sept. 4, 2014, at her home. A memorial service was held Sept. 13 at Riderwood Village in Silver Spring. She was born in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Theodore and Bess Mueller. […]

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August 25, 2014 – Joan Cobb Sampselle

Joan Cobb Sampselle, 88, wife of the late Rev. William Sampselle, died Aug. 25, 2014, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. A Celebration of her life was held at the Stauffer funeral home in Frederick Aug. 31, with Dr. Larry Eubanks officiating. Joan Cobb was born in rural Oklahoma […]

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August 23, 2014 – Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling, Jr.

Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling, Jr., 84, an ordained Elder, died Aug, 23, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home in the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. A memorial service was held Sept. 20 in Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at the retirement community. L. […]

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Obituaries – August 21, 2014 – Rev. Ramon Frederick “Ra” Reno

The Rev. Ramon Frederick “Ra” Reno, age 86, a retired Elder, died Aug. 21, 2014, under hospice care in Las Cruces, N.M. A memorial service was held at Morning Star UMC in Las Cruces, Aug. 23. Reno was born to the late Elmer and Jeanne Reno May […]

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