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October 2015

Ralph H. Morgan – Oct. 30, 2015

October 30, 2015

Ralph H. Morgan, 81, husband of the Rev. Dr. Laura Lee C Morgan, retired Elder, died Oct. 30, 2015.  A service celebrating his life was held Nov. 3 at the 200-year-old Gettysburg (Pa.) UMC with his pastor, the Rev. Jay Zimmerman, and...

Joyce Smith Earp – Oct. 22, 2015

October 22, 2015

Joyce Smith Earp, 86, of Hedgesville died Oct. 22, 2015 at Ravenswood Center. She was the wife of the late Marcus Avery Earp III, a retired Elder, who died July 11, 2011.  A graveside service was held Oct. 27, 2015, at the Woodmere Memorial...

Ellen Muller - October 27, 2015

October 22, 2015

Pastor Ellen Barnes Muller, 85, a retired Local Pastor, died in her home Oct. 22, 2015. Funeral Services were held Oct. 27, 2015, at Calvary UMC in Finksburg. She was one of two daughters born to the late Moses and Carrie Barnes July 18, 1930...

Rev. Dr. Richard D. Thompson Sr. – October 17, 2015

October 17, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Richard D. Thompson Sr., a retired Elder, died Oct. 17, 2015, in Baltimore. The Rev. Rod Miller officiated at a funeral service at Towson UMC Oct. 21. Richard David Thompson was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Baltimore, to Richard Henry and...

Lucille E. Kemper – Oct. 8, 2015

October 8, 2015

Lucille E. Kemper, 93, the wife of the late Rev. Philip J. Kemper, died Oct. 8, 2015, at Normandie Ridge in York, Pa. A funeral service was held Oct. 14, at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary in New Freedom, Pa., officiated by the Revs. David Brinker and...

Thomas C. Buzby – October 4, 2015

October 4, 2015

Thomas Charles “Tom” Buzby, 77, of Westminster, husband of Pastor Mary Artz Buzby , died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at home. She has served New Hope UMC in New Windsor for the past three years. Funeral services were held Oct.10, 2015, at...