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Rev. James W. Diggs
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The Rev. James W. Diggs, 84, a retired Associate Member, died March 6, 2018, at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospice in Callaway. A funeral service was held March 19, at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington Park. James Diggs was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Washington D.C, the son of the late...

Rev. Dennis E. Dorsch
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The Rev. Dennis E. Dorsch, 74, a retired Elder, died March 3, 2018. A Memorial service was held April 28 at Catonsville , officiated by the Rev. Mark Waddell. Dennis Edward Dorsch was born Aug. 2, 1944, in Baltimore City, the only child of Rebecca Tormolian and Baldwin Edward Dorsch. He...

Ray Andrew Miles
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Ray Andrew Miles, 74, died Feb. 16, 2018, from diabetes and heart conditions.  He lived at Charlestown Retirement Community. He was musical director for several UM churches: Cheverley, Lanham and Savage UMCs and most recently at Trinity UMC in Catonsville. Ray Andrew Miles was born in...

Rev. Clifford L. Harrison
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The Rev. Clifford L. Harrison, 90, died Feb. 11, 2018, at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick. A funeral service was held there March 10 with the Revs. Barbara Kershner Daniel and Suzanne Morris officiating. Clifford L. Harrison was born in Newburgh, N.Y., Sept. 16, 1927. He was raised in...

Rev. Roby Eastridge
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The Rev. Roby Eastridge, 92, died Feb. 9, 2018, at Encore at Turf Valley Assisted Living in Ellicott City, a week before his 93rd birthday. A Memorial Service was held at Munsey UMC in Johnson City, Tenn., March 3. Roby Harold Eastridge was born Feb. 17,1925, in Teas, Virginia.  He...

Rev. Lloyd C. McClarren
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The Rev. Lloyd C. McClarren, 91, a retired Associate Member, died Feb. 8, 2018 in West Decatur, Pa. A memorial service was held at Salem UMC in West Decatur, Feb. 17, a church he belonged to for many years. Pastor Michael Knepp officiated. Lloyd McClarren was born in West Decatur Dec. 4, 1926...

Katherine Jean Rodeffer
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Katherine Jean Rodeffer, 87, the wife of the Rev. Robert K. Rodeffer, a retired Elder, died Jan. 14. Her Celebration of Life service was held at Emmanuel UMC in Beltsville, Feb. 10. Katherine Jean Bodmer Roddefer, known as Jean, was born Aug. 29, 1932, to Mary Katherine Shumate Bodmer and...

Elaine Crowe
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Elaine Crowe, 97, the wife of the late Rev. Raymond Crowe, died Jan. 2, 2018, in Bel Air. A service was held Jan. 8 at Bel Air UMC.  Elaine Walker Crowe, the daughter of the late Milton Raymond Walker and Frances Eleanor (Daughton) Walker, was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Wilna, Md.  She...

Myrtle H. Brooks
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Myrtle H. Brooks, 93, the wife of the late Rev. Thomas H. Brooks, died Jan. 1, 2018. A Memorial Service was held Jan. 10 at Cecil Memorial UMC in Annapolis, pastored by the Rev. Patricia A. Turnage. A Delta Omega Service preceded the funeral. The Rev. Kirkland Frazier officiated and gave the...

Rev. Harry A. Ledgard
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The Rev. Harry A. Ledgard, a retired Elder, died Dec. 27, 2017. A service to celebrate his life was held Jan. 5, at Glen Mar UMC with the Rev. Rod Miller officiating. District Superintendent Conrad Link participated. Harry A. Ledgard was born Nov. 17, 1935, to the late Clarence and Margaret...