May 14, 2013
A Celebration of Life service for Susan Gray Beard, 66, of 17735 Red Oak Drive, Hagerstown, who died Dec. 19, 2012, will be held Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. on the grounds of The Baker House, Four Locks, Md.
December 24, 2012
Madeline Virginia Beard, 97 1/2, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Ravenwood Nursing Home. Born June 5, 1915, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth McDonald Whisner. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She worked until she was 90 years old. After she retired from Ross Garment, she became a volunteer at Western Maryland Hospital, then began to work at Pet Summit Products. She will be sadly missed by her loving family.
June 25, 2012
Bill Beard received the Jesse L. Kagle Jr. Service Award Monday night for his service to Washington County during an annual dinner and report to the community from the United Way of Washington County. The award is given to remember the community spirit shown by the late Jesse L. Kagle Jr., who was the United Way's executive director for 24 years. Beard, who was honored during a banquet at Fountain Head Country Club, has made the county more accessible to people with disabilities and is the “go-to ramp guy,” according to biographical information provided to The Herald-Mail.
March 3, 2012
John S. Beard Jr., born Feb. 19, 1928, joined his beloved wife, Harriet, and son, Larry, Saturday, March 3, 2012. He resided at Stonewall Haven in Martinsburg, W.Va. His parents, John and Irene (Welty) Beard, preceded him in death. Mr. Beard, a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Martinsburg, also served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg as a nurses' aide. He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Carol Sue Hayes and her life partner, Ray Rogers, of Martinsburg; a son, Paul Beard and his wife, Gail, of Baltimore and currently residing in Australia; a brother, Conrad Beard and his wife, Barbara, of Hagerstown; and a sister, Ann Porter of Florida.
November 10, 2011
With his characteristic "big grin and a chuckle," Robert "Buck" Shipley started helping to build Habitat for Humanity houses in Washington County in 1995 and has worked on nearly every one since then. Patricia Beard has freely given her time at Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc., whether it has involved sewing fabric for exhibits in the interactive museum on West Washington Street, doing custodial work or greeting visitors. And Charles Koontz has volunteered at Deafnet Association, Inc. for nearly 25 years, helping deaf people with their day-to-day lives, such as making contact with doctors' offices and performing other chores.
June 9, 2011
A Smithsburg man was being held on $100,000 bond after being charged in May with sexually molesting a boy. William Franklin Beard Jr., 72, of 20825 Jefferson Boulevard is charged with third- and fourth-degree sexual offenses, sex abuse of a minor and second-degree assault, the statement of charges said. He appeared in Washington County District Court earlier this week for a bond hearing. The boy told investigators that a man he knew as "Billy" had touched his genitals while helping his mother move to a new residence, according to the application for statement of charges filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
June 8, 2011
She’s a weaver who turns fabric into wearable art — a refugee from the high-tech world and the age of quick purchases. The rhythmic clacking of the loom tells you this is a craft that requires patience. But the end result is worth it. From jackets and vests to hats and scarves, Beard creates one-of-a-kind pieces that show off her award-winning creativity. She will display many designs this weekend during the 40th annual Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival at Sam Michael’s Park in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., just outside of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
April 28, 2011
State Sen. Richard Alloway is typically clean shaven while in the capital, but the legislator representing Franklin and Adams counties now sports a beard growing longer by the day. Alloway, a Republican, is growing the beard in an effort to raise money for Women In Need in Franklin County and PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance Inc. in Adams County. He hands out a flier about the causes when asked about the facial hair. "It's become a conversation piece," he said. Alloway said he won't shave as long as the Washington Capitals are in the National Hockey League playoffs.
February 23, 2011
Betty Jane Beard Beaver, 85, of 10851 Worleytown Road, Greencastle, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Quincy Village. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service Monday at Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle. The service will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Garden, Chambersburg, Pa.