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Rev. Calvin P. Crosson

July 4, 2017

The Rev. Calvin P. Crosson, 96, died July 4, 2017, at Asbury Village in Gaithersburg. A Celebration of Life Service was held July 13 at Goshen UMC, officiated by the Rev. Eric W. King. Calvin Percy Crosson was born in Clinton, S.C., May 25...

Rev. Linda Louise Shafer

June 27, 2017

Rev. Linda Louise Shafer, 63, of Silver Spring, died June 27, 2017, after a long illness.  A memorial service was held at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church July 16. Linda Shafer was born July 24, 1953, to Lindsay and Louise Shafer of...

Rev. Emmanuel M. Gitlin

June 13, 2017

Rev. Emmanuel M. Gitlin, 94, of Hickory, North Carolina, died June 13, 2017. He was an extension minister who was part of the Baltimore Conference in the mid-1960s, then withdrew in 1968. He spent most of his ministerial career as a professor and...

Rev. Leslie Gordon Metcalf

June 10, 2017

The Rev. Leslie Gordon Metcalf, 80, died June 10, 2017, at Gilchrest Hospice Care in Towson. A private graveside service was held June 19. Leslie Metcalf was the youngest of nine children born to William and Norma (nee...

Matilda Tavenner

May 24, 2017

Matilda Tavenner, 84, the wife of the Rev. Julian A. Tavenner, a retired Elder, died May 24, 2017, at the Quincy Nursing Home in Quincy, Pa., after a short illness. A graveside service was held June 4 at the Blue Ridge Cemetery in...

Patricia Ann Mason

May 21, 2017

Patricia Ann Mason, 84, the surviving spouse of the late Rev. Donald Mason, died May 22, 2017. A funeral service was held May 26 at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton, W. Va. with the Rev. Junius Lewis officiating. Patricia Ann Delaney...

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