Jo Ann King, 79

May 20, 2010

JULY 20, 1930-MAY 18, 2010

Jo Ann King, 79, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at her home.

Born Sunday, July 20, 1930, in Gaffney, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Dufay Blackwell and the late Arbutus Parris Blackwell. Her husband of 56 years, Charles George King Sr., preceded her in death in 2009.

She graduated from Eastern High School in Baltimore, Md., in 1950.

She was a member of Paramount Baptist Church, where she was a charter member, chairman of the trustees and the greeters. She was also past president of Fountain Head Garden Club and treasurer of the Fountain Head Bowling League. She was proud to be the only president of the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary to have served two consecutive terms, from 1978 to 1982.

She is survived by daughter, Pamela A. King Finster and husband, Gary of Williamsport, Md.; two sons, Charles "Chuck" G. King Jr. of Hagerstown and Jay S. King and wife, Heather of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren, Christopher Robert Finster, Jessica Ann Finster, Dustin Charles Finster, Samantha Chase King, Chase Benjamin King and Kendall Isabel King; sister, Janet Leigh Bender of Hagerstown; and many beloved nieces and nephews.


Services will be Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 1 p.m. from Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21742, with the Dr. Larry Rickard and the Rev. Don Stevenson officiating.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD 21742, from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 21.

Interment will follow at the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Paramount Baptist Church, 13234 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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