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Pastor Richard Lee “Rick” Duncan
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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 Melville Chapel UMC. Richard Lee Duncan was born...

Frances Deane Thomas McDonald
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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. Va., to the late John and Elizabeth Thomas. She...

Rev. Elgar Clyde Soper
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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 Farms. Elgar Clyde Soper was born Nov. 3, 1914, in Olney. He...

Francis Jay Fisk
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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 New Oxford, was listed in Ellicott...

Rev. Richard Earl Nowers
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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 raised in Allentown, Pa., where he graduated from the...

Rev. Richard Broome, Jr.
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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, Cumberland-Hagerstown District, participated. He was born Aug...

Elsin Ann Perry
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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 Tenn. Elsin Ann Perry was born Jan. 8, 1941. Gene Perry...

Rev. William Eugene Merki
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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 Sept. 12, 1935, in Norristown, Pa., the son of the...

Helen Mabel Ola Timity
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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 Mabel Ola Johnson Timity was born Jan. 15,1938, in...

Louise Armell Monroe
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Louise Armell Monroe, 89, the widow of the late Rev. Ralph Monroe, died Jan. 4, 2017, at Golden Living Center in Hagerstown. Funeral services were held at the Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport Jan. 14, officiated by the Rev. Sherman Mason, who also officiated at her late husband’s...