Addis Nathanael Barden, 67

January 01, 2011
  • Addis Nathanael Barden
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-DEC. 31, 2010

KEEDYSVILLE — Addis Nathanael Barden, 67, of Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family at his home Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.

Born in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of the late Hubert Quaye and Carrie (Tabor) Barden.
Addis was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, Md.

He was employed by Giant Food for more than 32 years. After his retirement in 2003, Addis owned and operated Hawks Hill Log Homes in Keedysville.

Addis enjoyed travel, meeting and talking with people, loved his family dearly, and was known for his love and fondness of babies. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons, as well as the Atlanta Braves and in particular loved anything Georgian.


He is survived by his loving wife, Vicki A. (Martin) Barden; his five children, Faith L. Cline of Walkersville, Md., Catherine M. Wells of Purcellville, Va., Douglas W. Kretzer and Brandi A. Barden, both of Keedysville, and Quaye N. Barden of Sharpsburg, Md.; his sister, Regenia Keeton of Munford, Tenn.; his seven grandchildren, Justin, Stephen, Dakota, Brandon, Amber, Zachary and Charlie; and his great-granddaughter, Makayla. He is also fondly remembered by his special friend, Linda Webb.

In addition to his parents, Addis was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl Villalta, in 2009; and his granddaughter, Amber Barden, in 2006.

A funeral ceremony will be Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro. The Rev. Robert G. Brennan Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Beaver Creek Cemetery, Hagerstown, Md.

Friends may visit beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at 9 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, where the family will be present to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Viewing also will be available Wednesday one hour before the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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