May 14, 2013
Richard "Dick" Lewis Watson, 77, of Cumberland, Md., passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his home. Born July 24, 1935, in Sharpsville, Pa., Mr. Watson was the son of the late Elmer Lewis Watson and Lenore Mary (Curtin) Watson. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou Watson, March 27, 2008; a brother, Roy Watson; and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Watson. Dick was a United States Air Force veteran and retired in 2002 from Cumberland Pipe and Steel after 34 years of employment.
April 15, 2013
St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool will hold a hamburger steak dinner Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. The menu includes hamburger steak, stuffing, mashed potatoes, applesauce, vegetable, beverage, roll and dessert. A cake auction will be held, as well. The cost is by donation. The community is invited. Class of 1988 planning reunion The Clear Spring High School Class of 1988 will hold its 25th class reunion Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown.
April 8, 2013
The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will present the Fabulous Hubcaps in concert Friday, May 17, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at BPO Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive east of Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25 for couples and $15 for singles. A table for 10 costs $125. There will be tip jars, King Tuts, 50/50 and raffles held through the night. A cash bar will be available and snacks will be provided. Mail checks payable to the Kiwanis Club to John Roney, P.O. Box 53, Fairplay, MD 21733.
April 6, 2013
A bags (Thirty-One) and bucks bingo will be held Sunday, April 21, at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown. There will be 10 bag prizes and 20 cash prizes. The event will include raffles, tip jars, King Tuts and a 50-50 drawing. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Baked goods and sodas will be available to purchase. Participants must be 18 to play.
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
The Hagerstown Elks Lodge will host the annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Invitational Soccer Shoot Friday through Sunday. The tournament will have boys and girls from six states competing in their respective age categories, as well as the six state teams competing to see who has the highest score total. Teams are coming from Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the Delmarva area. The winner takes home the roving regional trophy. The weekend is filled with soccer and social activities, beginning with a Friday evening pizza party at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown.
February 21, 2013
Helen Jane (Ridenour) Gibney, 93, formerly of Hagerstown, passed from this life on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village in Boonsboro. Born on March 11, 1919, in Beaver Creek, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Silas and Elizabeth Magdaline (Shaull) Ridenour. Her husband of 48 years, Lloyd W. Gibney, preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1990. Helen was a graduate from Boonsboro High School. She retired from the Montgomery Ward Catalogue Department after 27 years.
January 30, 2013
Jacqueline Rosina (Drake) Rihard, 80, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed suddenly at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Born July 21, 1932, in Keedysville, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Louis and Atha G. (Norris) Drake. Her husband, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Carl W. Rihard preceded her in death on July 4, 2007. During her life, Jacqueline lived abroad and many places in the United States with her military husband and four children before settling in Sharpsburg.
January 11, 2013
Ralph Richard Shirley, 69, of Garden Spot Drive in Hagerstown, Md., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Born Dec. 21, 1943, in Clear Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Ralph Frederick Shirley and Catherine Belle Weller Shirley. Dick was a 1961 graduate of Clear Spring High School. He retired from General Motors Corp. and previously was employed by Jamison Door Co. and Colonial Hardwood and Flooring. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed attending auctions and traveling.