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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...

Rev. Milton Walter Benny Jr. - January 2, 2016

January 2, 2016

Rev. Milton Walter Benny Jr., 84, died Jan. 2, 2016, at his home in Mercersburg, Pa. He was a retired Associate Member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. The Rev. W. David Kent officiated at a memorial service that was held Jan. 6...

Arlene Veith - December 25, 2015

December 25, 2015

Arlene Elizabeth Veith, 88, surviving spouse of Rev. Arvel Veith, died December 25, 2015, at Arcadia Assisted Living in Chester, Md.

Rev. Edward E. Heydt – Dec. 4, 2015

December 4, 2015

Rev. Edward E. Heydt, 75, a retired Elder, died Dec. 4, 2015. The Rev. Norman Obenshain officiated at a funeral service Dec. 30 at Havre de Grace UMC. Edward Emanuel Heydt was born in 1940 in Reading, Penn., to the late Edward Samuel Heydt and...