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Rev. Guy H. Johnson

February 14, 2017

Rev. Guy H. Johnson, 83, a retired pastor, died Feb. 14, 2017. A viewing was held at Goshen UMC in Gaithersburg Feb. 23, and a funeral was held Feb. 25 at First UMC in Hyattsville. The Rev. Yvonne Wallace-Penn officiated and the Rev. Shawn Wilson...

Pastor Richard Lee “Rick” Duncan

February 13, 2017

Pastor Richard Lee “Rick” Duncan, 68, was serving Melville Chapel UMC in Elkridge at the time of his death Feb. 13, 2017. A funeral service was held Feb. 18 at the funeral home and a Celebration of Life service was held Feb. 25, at...

Frances Deane Thomas McDonald

February 5, 2017

Frances Deane Thomas McDonald, 88, wife of the late Rev. Ramon E. McDonald Sr., an Elder in the BWC, died Feb. 5, 2017. A funeral service was held Feb. 9 at Mt. Zion UMC in Lothian. Frances Deane Thomas was born April 25, 1928, in Moorefield, W...

Rev. Elgar Clyde Soper

February 1, 2017

The Rev. Elgar Clyde Soper, 102, died Dec. 20, 2016, at Homewood Continuing Care at Crumland Farms in Frederick, the oldest surviving pastor in the conference. A memorial service was held Jan. 14, in the chapel at Homewood at Crumland...

Francis Jay Fisk

February 1, 2017

Francis “Jay” Fisk, 80, who served as a Local Pastor, died Jan. 25, 2017, in New Oxford, Pa. No information was received about his funeral service. He was born Dec. 25, 1936, and served Boring UMC from 2004-2008. His address prior to...

Rev. Richard Earl Nowers

January 23, 2017

The Rev. Richard Earl Nowers, 88, a retired Elder, died Jan. 23, 2017, at his residence in Edgewater. A Memorial Service was held Jan. 28, at Saint Andrew's of Annapolis UMC. Richard Earl Nowers was born April 29, 1929, in Reading, Pa., and...

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