April 21, 2013
Frances Lucille Bayer, 88, formerly of Ringgold, Md., died peacefully April 20, 2013. She was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Hagerstown Md., daughter of the late Frank and Sophie Miner Barkdoll. She retired from Pangborn Corp. after many years. She was a lifelong member of Ringgold Church of Christ, where she taught young children's Sunday school classes for 35 years. She also was a member of the Ringgold Ruritan, Sunshine Leisure and Leitersburg Homemakers clubs. She is survived by four sons, Larry, husband of Susan, Denny, husband of Barbara, Randy, husband of Vicky, and Tony O'Hara, husband of Liz; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; special niece, Barbara Cannon; and several other nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Arthur; one sister; two brothers; and one great-granddaughter.
March 29, 2013
A great affirmation will be heard in many churches this Sunday around the world with the saying, “He is risen!” with congregants responding, “He is risen indeed!” Christians will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his tomb outside the city of Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago. Many churches will be crowded. Some leaders joke privately about “CE” (Christmas and Easter) Christians that show up twice a year. Others in declining congregations can at least expect to see some friends they have not seen for a while.
March 26, 2013
Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 22514 Cavetown Church Road, will host a Sonrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31. A free pancake breakfast will follow.
March 9, 2013
George Tilghman “Jack” Boward, 80, of Clear Spring, Md., died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born Aug. 24, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Guy C. Boward and Dorotha J. Spickler Boward. Jack was a 1950 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He graduated from Columbia Business College and also attended Oklahoma State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1953 during the Korean War. He retired from Lonestar Cement as maintenance supervisor after 45 years of service.
March 5, 2013
Pauline E. Waugh, 90, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, March 3, 2013. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Berkeley Springs. The service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Berkeley Springs Church of Christ.
March 5, 2013
Raymond David Feltner Sr., (Bud), age 81, of Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Shirley V. Feltner, who proceeded him in death. He was also proceeded in death by his son, Raymond David Feltner Jr. Bud is survived by his daughters, Roxzanne (Susie) Jones and her husband, Robert A. Jones, of Montgomery Village, Md., Donna Clevenger and her husband, Phil Clevenger, of Hagerstown, and daughter-in-law, Marlene Feltner of Hagerstown.
February 11, 2013
During each Wednesday in Lent, Christ's Reformed Church will offer a short midday lunch and service in its auditorium from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Attendees will share a light lunch, then hear lessons from pastor and author Tim Keller from his DVD series, “The Gospel in Life.” The topics will be: Wednesday - “Heart: Three Ways to Live” Wednesday, Feb. 20 - “Idolatry: the Sin Beneath the Sin” Wednesday, Feb. 27 - “Community: the...
January 15, 2013
Betty Lynn Kicklighter, 30, of Mose Circle Sharpsburg, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Sharpsburg Christ Reformed United Church of Christ with Rev. Delancy Catlett officiating. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
December 2, 2012
Helen Hammer, 93, formerly of Hagerstown, died Nov. 24, 2012, at Green Valley Nursing Home in Perry, Okla. She was married to Elwood Hammer, who preceded her death in 1987. She is survived by two daughters, Sandy Bilby, and Jo Ahalt and husband, Rudell; and a son, Kenneth Hammer and wife, Cindy. There will be a celebration of remembrance Dec. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bethel UCC in Elkton, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Church of Christ, 2451 Bethel Church Road, Elkton, VA 22827.