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Pastor Donna C. Snodgrass – Feb. 2, 2016

February 2, 2016

Pastor Donna C. Snodgrass died Feb. 2, 2016.  A Life Celebration in her honor was held at Emory UMC in Street March 5. Donna Channell was born June 23, 1943, in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Donald Troupe and Hilda Holloway Channell...

Pastor Norman D. Kemmerer – Jan. 30, 2016

January 30, 2016

Pastor Norman D. Kemmerer of Hampstead died Jan. 30, 2016. His funeral was Feb. 2 at the Eline Funeral Home in Hampstead. Norman D. Kemmerer was born Oct. 7, 1937, in Frankfort, Ind., one of nine children, the son of the late John E. and...

Roberta Funk Dorsch – Jan. 23, 2016

January 23, 2016

Roberta Funk Dorsch was born on July 9, 1943, in Baltimore to Roberta Harris Funk and Edward J. Funk, Jr.  She had one sibling, Edward W. Funk. She attended Towson High School and the University of Maryland. Roberta graduated from the Johns...

Bruce Haskins - January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

The Rev. Bruce Franklin Haskins, 57, an Elder, died Jan. 21, 2016, after a long illness. A Celebration of Life service was held at Queens Chapel UMC Jan. 30, officiated by the Rev. Twanda Prioleau. Bruce Franklin Haskins was born Nov. 20, 1959...

Maxine Raines Mote – January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016

Maxine Raines Mote, 83, the widow of the late Rev. John A. “Jack” Mote, died Jan. 8, 2016, at her home on Camano Island, Wash., surrounded by her three daughters.  A graveside service will be held at Boyds UMC in the...

Rev. Lillie W. Gray – Jan. 3, 2016

January 3, 2016

The Rev. Lillie W. Gray, a retired pastor, died Jan. 3, surrounded by her husband and family. A Celebration of Life was held at Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County in Owings. District Superintendent, the Rev. Evan Young, gave the eulogy...