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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...

Rev. Richard Broome, Jr.

January 21, 2017

Rev. Richard C. Broome Jr., 66, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Jan. 21, 2017.The Rev. Rebecca Vardiman officiated at a service Jan. 27, at Centre Street UMC. District Superintendents Edgardo Rivera, Frederick District, and Conrad Link...

Elsin Ann Perry

January 19, 2017

Elsin Ann Perry (Annie), 76, wife of retired Elder, the Rev. Gene R. Perry, died at home in Norris, Tenn., Jan. 19, 2017, due to long standing health issues. A funeral service was held Jan. 27 at the Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton...

Rev. William Eugene Merki

January 19, 2017

The Rev. William Eugene Merki, 81, died Jan. 19, 2017, at Clary Grove Nursing Home in Martinsburg, W. Va. A funeral service was held Jan. 22 at Otterbein UMC in Martinsburg with the Rev. Mark C. Mooney officiating. William Eugene Merki was born...

Helen Mabel Ola Timity

January 10, 2017

Helen Mabel Ola Timity, 79, the wife of the Rev. Roland J.R. Timity, a retired Elder, died Jan. 10, 2017. A wake was held Feb. 10 at St. Mark UMC in Hanover and a Celebration of Life at Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City Feb. 11. Helen...

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