July 26, 2007
AUG. 19, 1924-JULY 22, 2007 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cecile K. Vesely, 82, a resident of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and formerly of Trinity House in Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at the nursing home. Born Aug. 19, 1924, in Charlottesville, Va., she was the daughter of the late George L. Franckle and Viola Marshall. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles W. Wilson; and her second husband, Frank J. Vesely. She was employed by Giant Foods in Baltimore for 15 years.
October 31, 2011
Paul Leroy Huntsberry, 77, of Crystal Falls Drive, Hagerstown, Md., went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, from his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born July 29, 1934, on Crystal Falls Drive, he was the son of the late John Huntsberry and Effie Huntsberry Bowers. He retired from Callas Contractors. He was a member of Church of Christ at Hagerstown and loved his church family. He is survived by his wife of 57 years and 10 months, Marie Barnhart Huntsberry; five daughters, Paula Sandy and husband, Steve, Cynthia Green and husband, William, Rhonda Smith and husband, James, Suzanne Smith and husband, Robert, and Debra Deal and husband, Greg; one son, Paul Huntsberry Jr. and wife, Carla; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Huntsberry; three sisters, Helen Monn, Patsy Kelbaugh and Anna Minnich, all of Hagerstown, and several nieces and nephews.
January 31, 2009
Albert R. "Dick" Brown, 80 AUG. 11, 1928-JAN. 29, 2009 SALBILLASVILLE, Md. -- Albert R. "Dick" Brown, 80, of Sabillasville Road, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at his home. Born Aug. 11, 1928, in Highfield, he was the son of the late John A. and Amanda Pryor Brown. He was a self-employed excavator. He attended St. John's United Church of Christ in Sabillasville. He was a member of Blue Ridge Sportsman's Association. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Vada P. Gladhill Brown, whom he married Feb. 8, 1947; two daughters, Sandra L. Leisner of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Pamela K. Cauthen of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; one sister, Helen Snyder of Thurmont, Md.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
July 28, 2007
FEB. 16, 1922-JULY 27, 2007 Lugarda Faye Hawthorne Spigler, 85, of Hagerstown, died Friday, July 27, 2007, at Washington County Hospital. Born Feb. 16, 1922, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William Hunter Hawthorne. She was employed by Bikle's Shoe Shop, Pangborn Corporation and Western Maryland Supply. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years, a member of Service Workers of the church, member of National AARP and The Hagerstown Chapter of AARP No. 623. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Harry R. (Gabby)
March 6, 2003
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Janice W. Boss, 75, of 728 Highland Ave., died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born April 17, 1927, in Chambersburg, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Theresa May Rowe Wagner. She was a 1945 graduate of Chambersburg High School, and was the class secretary. She had worked for Dr. Edwards in Chambersburg. She was a dental assistant for Drs. Acri and Coy at Scotland (Pa.) School for Veterans Children for 35 years, retiring in 1988.
April 1, 2002
The churches of downtown Hagerstown hold the history as well as the faith of the communities who built and worshiped in them. They also hold artistic treasures - Tiffany windows, mosaics, decorative tile, handcarved woodwork. "Over the years, the community wanted to give their best to God - with treasures of art," says the Rev. Arthur Leib Grove, pastor emeritus of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ. For Easter we are sharing some of those art treasures from local churches.
April 11, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org Blacksmith Eric Johnson heated pieces of iron to a reddish glow Saturday and then shaped them into spikes similar to those used by the Romans to hammer through the hands and feet of Jesus. Others took turns chipping bark off cut locust trees and flattening and squaring out the sides. Several hours later, their work would produce a large wooden cross. Johnson, of Kearneysville, W.Va., said he hoped the activity, which took place outside of Church of Christ at Hagerstown, would give church members an idea of the pain Jesus endured during his crucifixion.
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.
January 9, 2009
SEPT. 15, 1943-JAN. 7, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gary D. Gift, 65, of 11608 Gehr Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at his home. Born Sept. 15, 1943, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late W. Dean and Katherine Mae Carr Gift. He was a 1961 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School and attended Penn State Mont Alto Campus. He served in the U.S. Air Force, during the Vietnam War. He was a letter carrier for the Waynesboro Post Office from 1966 until retiring in 2005.