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Rev. John Storer Park

June 7, 2016

The Rev. John Storer Park, a retired Elder, died June 7, 2016, three days after his 83rd birthday. The Rev. Matthew Paugh officiated at his funeral June 11 at St. Paul’s UMC in Oakland. John “Jack” Storer Park was born June 4...

Roland "Bud" Brown - June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

The Rev. Roland "Bud" Brown III, 68, a retired Elder, died June 7,2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His funeral service was held June 13 at St. Paul's UMC in Sykesville with the Revs. Terri Rae Chattin, Douglas Tzan and Vivian McCarthy...

Larocca Jones - June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016

Larocca “Rocky” Jones, 85, wife of the Rev. Kenneth Jones, died peacefully June 4, 2016. She had dementia the last few months. A Memorial Service was held June 30, at Faith UMC in Rockville with the Rev. Kathryn Woodrow...

Belle W. Sunderland – March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016

Belle W. Sunderland, 100, the wife of the late Rev. Thomas W. Sunderland died in her sleep Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nev., where she had lived the past 25 years, near her youngest son. A memorial service was held at Camp Chapel...

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...

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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...