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Joyce Smith Earp – Oct. 22, 2015
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Joyce Smith Earp, 86, of Hedgesville died Oct. 22, 2015 at Ravenswood Center. She was the wife of the late Marcus Avery Earp III, a retired Elder, who died July 11, 2011.  A graveside service was held Oct. 27, 2015, at the Woodmere Memorial Cemetery in Huntington. Joyce Smith Earp was born...

Ellen Muller - October 27, 2015
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Pastor Ellen Barnes Muller, 85, a retired Local Pastor, died in her home Oct. 22, 2015. Funeral Services were held Oct. 27, 2015, at Calvary UMC in Finksburg. She was one of two daughters born to the late Moses and Carrie Barnes July 18, 1930, in Baltimore. She graduated from Westminster High...

Ellen Muller - October 22, 2015
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Pastor Ellen Barnes Muller, 85, a retired Local Pastor, died in her home Oct. 22, 2015. Funeral Services were held Oct. 27, 2015, at Calvary UMC in Finksburg. She was one of two daughters born to the late Moses and Carrie Barnes July 18, 1930, in Baltimore. She graduated from Westminster High...

Rev. Dr. Richard D. Thompson Sr. – October 17, 2015
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The Rev. Dr. Richard D. Thompson Sr., a retired Elder, died Oct. 17, 2015, in Baltimore. The Rev. Rod Miller officiated at a funeral service at Towson UMC Oct. 21. Richard David Thompson was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Baltimore, to Richard Henry and Naomi (Pritchett) Thompson. He attended Towson...

Lucille E. Kemper – Oct. 8, 2015
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Lucille E. Kemper, 93, the wife of the late Rev. Philip J. Kemper, died Oct. 8, 2015, at Normandie Ridge in York, Pa. A funeral service was held Oct. 14, at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary in New Freedom, Pa., officiated by the Revs. David Brinker and Dennis McCleary. Lucille E. Burdick was born...

Thomas C. Buzby – October 4, 2015
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Thomas Charles “Tom” Buzby, 77, of Westminster, husband of Pastor Mary Artz Buzby , died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at home. She has served New Hope UMC in New Windsor for the past three years. Funeral services were held Oct.10, 2015, at Messiah UMC in Taneytown, with Rev. Brenda Shields...

Beverly “Bobbie” Walker – September 30, 2015
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Beverly “Bobbie” Walker, 87, the wife of the Rev. John Walker, a retired Elder, died Sept. 30, 2015. The Revs. Adam Snell, Claire Matheny and Rick Buckingham officiated at a memorial service Oct. 12. Bobbie Pierce was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Plainfield, Indiana. She was a music major...

Patti Fenske - September 27, 2015
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Rev. Patti Smith Fenske, 82, a retired Deacon, died Sept. 27, 2015. The Rev. Daniel Mejia officiated at a Memorial Service at St. Matthews UMC in Bowie Oct. 2. Patti Bennett was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Oklahoma to A.F. and Julia Bennett. She attended local schools and graduated from Tahlequah...

Rev. Leonard Felton – September 3, 2015
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The Rev. Leonard Felton, 66, a retired Elder, died Sept. 3, 2015, after a long illness. A Home-going Celebration Service was held Sept. 10 at St. Paul UMC in Oxon Hill. Leonard Felton was born May 19, 1949, in Norfolk, Va., the son of the late Rev. Dr. Hilton C. and Lenora (Phillips) Felton. He...

David Cho - Aug. 28, 2015
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The Rev. David Cho, retired clergy, died Aug. 28, 2015. Dong Yook (David) Cho was born in South Korea. He began First Korean UMC of Baltimore in 1977; it was chartered as a member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference in 1978. In 1990, the Rev. John Kim, the associate pastor, took the majority...