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Cyrus W. Early, 87

AUG. 17, 1925-OCT. 18, 2012

October 19, 2012

Cyrus W. Early, 87, of Wolfsville, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Aug. 17, 1925 in Highland (Frederick County) Md., he was the son of the late Cyrus W. and Susan Pryor Early.

Cyrus was a member of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Md. He farmed all of his life in the Wolfsville area, and retired after 22 years as a bus driver for Frederick County Public Schools, in the Wolfsville and Middletown areas.

Surviving Cyrus is his wife, Hazel Kepler Early; three children, Wayne C. Early and wife, Joyce, and Linda K. Pate, all of Wolfsville, and Gene R. Early of Greenville, Texas; three grandchildren, John Early and wife, Betty, of Wolfsville; Dale Early and wife, Ashley, of Texas, and Heidi Pate of Wolfsville; one great-granddaughter, Madalynn Early; and his brother-in-law, Stanley Kline of Myersville.

Preceding Cyrus in death was his sister, Mae Early Kline.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, with Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin and Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin officiating.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 575, Myersville, MD 21773.

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