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Pastor Leander H. “Lee” Anske

October 28, 2016

Pastor Leander H. “Lee” Anske, 82, a retired local pastor, died Oct. 28, 2016. A memorial service was held Nov. 4 at the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church in Fairfield, Pa. Leander H. Anske was born Aug. 31, 1934, to Doryth...

Richard Nelson Howington - October 9, 2016

October 9, 2016

Richard Nelson Howington, 64, the husband of the Rev. Terri S. Cofiell, died Oct. 9, 2016, in the Winchester Medical Center. A funeral service was held Oct. 13 at Harmony UMC with the Revs. Maurice “Jack” Vineyard and Malcolm...

Glenn H. Hickman - October 9, 2016

October 9, 2016

Glenn H. Hickman, 101, a retired Associate Member, died Oct. 9, 2016, in Texas. A funeral service was held Oct. 12, at Freedom Fellowship in New Braunfels, Texas, officiated by his son-in-law, the Rev. Steven Maker, of Chapel Presbyterian Church...

Ida Kelley - October 7, 2016

October 7, 2016

Ida Kelley, 97, the widow of the late Pastor Wesley Kelley, died Oct. 7, 2016. A service was held under the direction of the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Baltimore. Little is known about her. She was born April 30, 1919. Her husband served as a Local...

Richard C. Dyson, Sr. - September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

Richard C. Dyson Sr., 83, husband of the late Erma A. Dyson, a Local Pastor, died Sept. 27, 2016. Pastor Rex Bowens Sr. officiated at a funeral service at Jackson Chapel UMC in Bartonsville Oct. 8. Richard Clement Dyson was born July 8, 1933, to...

Robert Hubert Weller

September 16, 2016

Robert Hubert “Bob” Weller, 77, the husband of the Pastor Jean Weller, a retired Provisional Member of the BWC, died Sept 16, 2016. The Rev. Matt Poole officiated at a Celebration of Life and Resurrection at Glen Mar UMC Sept...

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