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Rev. Roby Eastridge

February 9, 2018

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...

Rev. Lloyd C. McClarren

February 8, 2018

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...

Katherine Jean Rodeffer

January 14, 2018

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...

Elaine Crowe

January 2, 2018

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...

Myrtle H. Brooks

January 1, 2018

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. Harry A. Ledgard

December 27, 2017

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...

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