September 13, 2012
Laura Jane Bock Tressler, 61, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Private burial will be at Germantown Bethel Church cemetery, Cascade. Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.
September 2, 2012
Like most small towns in America, Dargan is changing and the old ways of growing up are being replaced and many of our elders have gone on. My grandmother Gen was always fond of visiting the Samples Manor cemetery on Memorial Day and throughout the year. I often ride down to that peaceful resting place and admire the surrounding hills. Each season brings a new and beautiful panorama. The cemetery is always well manicured and most pleasing to the eye. I often see people walking from tombstone to tombstone and reminiscing.
August 26, 2012
Vernie Ellen Weatherholtz Wise, 84, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at her home. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Revs. Sharon Reed and Ken Reed officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill (W.Va.) Cemetery.
August 13, 2012
Wayne R. “Sonny” Murray Jr., 66, of Hades Church Road, Shady Grove, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at his home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa., and at the church one hour before the service Friday. The service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Otterbein United Brethren Church, Greencastle. Burial will be in Antietam (Prices) Cemetery in Waynesboro, Pa.
July 26, 2012
A self-guided walking tour map of Hagerstown Civil War history is now available. The map is a result of a partnership between Rose Hill Cemetery and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The comprehensive guide is comprised of two maps: one that portrays 19th-century Hagerstown with the locations of 50 designated Civil War historical markers and other notable Civil War sites; the other lays out the final resting places of more than 70 Civil War notables as well as past Hagers-town mayors and other figures of historical significance in Rose Hill Cemetery.
June 25, 2012
Beaver Creek Cemetery lot owners will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall, 20404 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown. The meeting is open to all lot owners. For more information, call 301-790-3577.
May 27, 2012
A black granite headstone valued at $3,000 was stolen from a grave at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The headstone, which was stolen between Wednesday and Saturday, was taken from the grave of Jeremy Ross Foust, who was born June 20, 1990, and died June 7, 2009, according to a news release. The stone's design featured a picture of Foust as an Eagle Scout near a campfire, a tent and a lake, the release said. The stone also had a picture of Foust's car on the top left, the release said.
May 26, 2012
Sheila Sweigert stared across the lawn of Rose Hill Cemetery toward the American flag flapping in the breeze. The only sounds were the cry of taps and the faint singing of birds. It was a solemn moment in which she honored her deceased son, Chad Daniel Sweigert, and others who have served in the U.S. armed forces. She hoped the Memorial Day Remembrance Program Saturday morning would impact her grandchildren, Alexis, 8, and Jacob, 5, who stood by her side. “I want the kids to know that Memorial Day is something other than a holiday to have a cookout and go to the pool,” she said.
May 23, 2012
Nathaniel Laye, a sophomore at Smithsburg High School, was selected as one of the 150 buglers and trumpeters to play at Arlington National Cemetery on Armed Forces Day on May 19. His name was submitted by Chip Stickler of Hagerstown, who teaches Nathaniel trumpet, guitar and drums. Taps 150, Bugles Across America and Arlington National Cemetery joined together to commemorate the 150th anniversary of taps, the nation's song of remembrance with a formal ceremony at Arlington.
March 27, 2012
Glenn A. Cordell, 92, of Chambersburg, Pa., died Monday, March 26, 2012, at Menno Haven. There will be a visitation Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at W.F. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg, and one hour before the funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m. at Marion Mennonite Church, Chambersburg. Burial will be in Marion Mennonite Church cemetery.