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Rev. William "Bill" Talbott

March 26, 2018

The Rev. Dr. J. William “Bill” Talbott died March 26, 2018, in Delray Beach, Florida. A memorial service was held at Back River UMC with the Rev. Donna Lee Nelson officiating. Memorial services were also held in...

Rev. James W. Diggs

March 6, 2018

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...

Rev. Dennis E. Dorsch

March 3, 2018

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...

Ray Andrew Miles

February 16, 2018

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 United Methodist churches: Cheverley, Lanham and Savage UMCs and most recently...

Rev. Theodore "Ted" Daniel Marsh

February 12, 2018

The Rev. Theodore "Ted" Daniel Marsh, Jr., 64, an Associate Member serving a three-point charge in Morgan County, W. Va., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. A funeral service was held Sept. 12, at Mt. Zion...

Rev. Clifford L. Harrison

February 11, 2018

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...

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