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Rev. James W. Diggs

March 19, 2018

The Rev. James W. Diggs, 84, a retired Associate Member, died March 6, 2018, at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospice in Callaway. A funeral service was held March 19, at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington Park. James Diggs was born...

Rev. Dennis E. Dorsch

March 3, 2018

The Rev. Dennis E. Dorsch, 74, a retired Elder, died March 3, 2018. A Memorial service was held April 28 at Catonsville , officiated by the Rev. Mark Waddell. Dennis Edward Dorsch was born Aug. 2, 1944, in Baltimore City, the only child of...

Rev. Clifford L. Harrison

February 11, 2018

The Rev. Clifford L. Harrison, 90, died Feb. 11, 2018, at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick. A funeral service was held there March 10 with the Revs. Barbara Kershner Daniel and Suzanne Morris officiating. Clifford L. Harrison was born in...

Rev. Roby Eastridge

February 9, 2018

The Rev. Roby Eastridge, 92, died Feb. 9, 2018, at Encore at Turf Valley Assisted Living in Ellicott City, a week before his 93rd birthday. A Memorial Service was held at Munsey UMC in Johnson City, Tenn., March 3. Roby Harold Eastridge was...

Rev. Lloyd C. McClarren

February 8, 2018

The Rev. Lloyd C. McClarren, 91, a retired Associate Member, died Feb. 8, 2018 in West Decatur, Pa. A memorial service was held at Salem UMC in West Decatur, Feb. 17, a church he belonged to for many years. Pastor Michael Knepp officiated. Lloyd...

Katherine Jean Rodeffer

January 14, 2018

Katherine Jean Rodeffer, 87, the wife of the Rev. Robert K. Rodeffer, a retired Elder, died Jan. 14. Her Celebration of Life service was held at Emmanuel UMC in Beltsville, Feb. 10. Katherine Jean Bodmer Roddefer, known as Jean, was born Aug...

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