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Rev. James Ray “Jim” Morgan

June 2, 2018

The Rev. James Ray “Jim” Morgan, 91, a retired Elder, died June 2, 2018, after a brief illness. A memorial service was held at Oakdale-Emory June 9. James Ray Morgan was born March 4, 1927, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Louis...

Rev. Vernon L. Thompson

June 1, 2018

The Rev. Vernon L. Thompson, a retired Elder, died June 1, 2018, at the Willowbrook Medical Center at Indian River Estates retirement community in Vero Beach, Florida, where he and his wife lived. A memorial service was provided by the National...

Rev. Lloyd Marcus

June 1, 2018

Rev. Lloyd Marcus, 90, a retired associate member, died June 1, 2018. Funeral services were held June 7 at St. James UMC in Baltimore, officiated by the Rev. Curtis King, with participation by the Revs. Jason Jordan-Griffith, Bruce Foster and...

Rev. Ruth Custer Ross

May 8, 2018

The Rev. Ruth Custer Ross, 96, a retired Elder, died May 8, 2018. A memorial service was celebrated at Timonium UMC May 19. Ruth Custer Ross was born May 21, 1921, in Garrett, Indiana, the daughter of the late A.J. and Sadie (Grube) Custer. She...

Margaret Dell Williams

May 3, 2018

Margaret Dell Williams, 76, the wife of the Rev. Maceo Williams, a retired Elder, died May 3, 2018, in Gilchrist Hospice of Towson. A funeral was held May 12 at Union Memorial UMC in Baltimore. Margaret Dell Williams was born April 23, 1942, in...

Elizabeth Ferguson Smith

May 1, 2018

Elizabeth Ferguson Smith, 84, the widow of the late Rev. Donald M. Smith and a resident of Homewood at Frederick, died May 1, 2018, at Frederick Memorial Hospital. A funeral service was held May 17 at Crosswind Church in Westminster. Elizabeth...

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