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Rev. Marion J.G. Bowman

July 22, 2017

The Rev. Marion J.G. Bowman, 82, formerly known as Jackie Collins, died July 22, 2017. A funeral service was held Aug. 1, at Locust UMC in Columbia with the Rev. Jane Wood officiating. Burial was at Arbutus Memorial Park. Marion J.G. Bowman was...

Rev. Douglas M. Logan

July 20, 2017

The Rev. Douglas M. Logan, 75, a retired Elder, died July 20, 2017, at the Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a long illness.  A memorial service was held July 28. The Life Legacy Celebration was held July 29, at Queen's Chapel UMC...

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Rev. Alva Daniel Tice

July 14, 2017

The Rev. Alva Daniel Tice, 91, a retired Elder died July 14, 2017, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  A memorial service was held July 22 at Mt. Olive Brethren Church in McGaheysville, Va. Interment is at the Mountain Valley United Methodist...

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...

The Rev. Lucius Ross Jr.

June 16, 2017

The Rev. Lucius Ross Jr. died June 16, 2017. A service was held at Hughes Memorial UMC, with the Rev. Yvonne Mercer-Staten giving the homily.  Also participating were the Revs. Paul Johnson, Joan Jones and Gertie Williams. Lucius Ross Jr...

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