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.
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.
December 26, 2010
-DEC. 24, 2010 ATHENS, Ga. — Marvin E. Linton, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospice House. A native of Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert E. and Lillian Keyton Linton. Mr. Linton is survived by his wife, Margaret Linton; stepdaughter, Donna Whitmore and husband, Samuel, of Athens; stepdaughter, Nita McCormick and husband, Joseph, of Falling Waters, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Russell Penner; brothers, Wesley and Brooke Linton; sister, Edith Linton; and grandson, Cris Penner.
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.
April 4, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - St. John's United Church of Christ, 1811 Lincoln Way East, will host a workshop and prayer walk at 7 p.m. today in the church's fellowship hall. Participants will discover some history, labyrinth etiquette and how prayer walking the labyrinth can be used as a spiritual discipline. This will be followed by an open prayer walk time until 9 p.m. for personal prayer and reflection. The labyrinth also will be available for personal prayer walk from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. For information, call 1-717-263-8593.
April 20, 2011
Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ will hold a “Dogs and Cats Welcome” Easter service on Sunday. The public is invited. The doors open at 10 a.m. and the service begins at 10:45 a.m. There will be special Easter music. The church is at 64 S. Main St. in Keedysville. For more information, call the Rev. Delancy Catlett, pastor, at 717-977-4232 or Leslie Hart at 301-797-6290.