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Rev. Mary Brown Oliver

September 5, 2017

The Rev. Mary Brown Oliver, a retired Elder, died Sept. 5, 2017. A Celebration of Life service was held Sept. 16 at National UMC (Metropolitan Memorial) in Washington, D.C., following viewings at Ebenezer UMC on Sept. 15 and preceding the...

Rev. William Calvin Miller

August 18, 2017

The Rev. William Calvin Miller, 83, a retired Elder, died Aug. 19, 2017. A funeral service was held at Hiss UMC on Aug. 23, with the Rev. Timothy Dowell officiating. Also participating was the Rev. Mark L. Smiley. Born March 3, 1934, he was one...

Ben Griffith

August 8, 2017

Ben Griffith, the husband of the late Rev. Jessie Griffith, 95, died Aug. 9, 2017. A Memorial Service was held Nov. 4 at Kindley Assisted Living at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. Ben H. Griffith Jr. was born on a homestead near Nera...

Rev. Marion J.G. Bowman

July 21, 2017

The Rev. Marion J.G. Bowman, 82, formerly known as Jackie Collins, died July 22, 2017. A funeral service was held Aug. 1, at Locust UMC in Columbia with the Rev. Jane Wood officiating. Burial was at Arbutus Memorial Park. Marion J.G. Bowman was...

Rev. Douglas M. Logan

July 19, 2017

The Rev. Douglas M. Logan, 75, a retired Elder, died July 20, 2017, at the Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a long illness.  A memorial service was held July 28. The Life Legacy Celebration was held July 29, at Queen's Chapel UMC...

Rev. Alva Daniel Tice

July 14, 2017

The Rev. Alva Daniel Tice, 91, a retired Elder died July 14, 2017, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  A memorial service was held July 22 at Mt. Olive Brethren Church in McGaheysville, Va. Interment is at the Mountain Valley United Methodist...

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