January 18, 2013
Ervin Epp Grimmett, 72, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Va. Born Nov. 22, 1940, in Man, W.Va., he was the son of the late Wayne Anderson Sr. and Ella Mae Hatfield Grimmett. He was of the Baptist faith. He graduated from Man High School and attended Marshall University. He was an optical technician for Wholesale Optical Laboratory Manufacturing. Mr. Grimmett was a member of B.P.O Elks Lodge 2266 in Glen Burnie, Md., and Berkeley Springs Moose Lodge 1483.
November 13, 2012
Emmanuel Baptist Temple will welcome the Rev. Curtis King as the church's new senior pastor during an installation service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The church, at 16221 National Pike, four miles west of Hagerstown, was founded in 1969 by local families who yearned for a fundamental Bible-believing church. The founding pastor, the Rev. Ed Hampton, continues to serve as pastor emeritus and will be on hand to facilitate the installation of King. For the past 10 years, King has been the senior pastor of Granite Baptist Church in Glen Burnie, Md. Previously, he served as an assistant pastor at Church of the Open Door in Westminster, Md. The Kings have four children and will live in Clear Spring.
September 28, 2012
Patricia Mae Knight May, 72, of Inwood, W.Va., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Care Haven of Martinsburg, W.Va. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood. The service will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Glen Burnie, Md.
April 22, 2012
Carl Francis Boggs, 87, of Hagerstown, a resident of Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md., died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the home. Born Jan. 26, 1925, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Herman and Rosella Maude Hull Boggs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsa Boggs, who died Feb. 20, 2003. He retired from the U.S. Army and also retired as a correctional officer at MCI. He was a member of American Legion, Post 42. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
December 7, 2011
Maryland's agricultural industry leaders will dine with state and national legislators Thursday, Feb. 2, to celebrate the importance of Maryland's No. 1 industry, agriculture. More than 700 people are expected to attend the annual "Taste of Maryland Agriculture" gala at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, Md., sponsored by the Maryland Agriculture Council Inc. During the dinner, the council will award several grants for various agricultural projects throughout the state. The council's grants program offers funding to individuals or organizations for the promotion and education of agriculture.
November 26, 2011
Charles J. "Bud" Lucassen, 82, of Byron Drive in Smithsburg, Md., and formerly of Baltimore City, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home. Born Sept. 28, 1929, in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Charles and Josephine M. (Schriver) Lucassen. He attended St. Anthony's Catholic School and Baltimore City schools. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Optic Binder Book Co. of Baltimore. He was a life member of St. Anthony's of Padua Church of Baltimore, and attended St. Ann Roman Catholic Church of Hagerstown, Md. He also was a life member of Gunpowder VFW Post 10067 of Baltimore, where he served as chaplain for many years; a member of AMVETS Post 14 of Cascade, Md.; and served on the Smithsburg Town Council, Smithsburg Historical Society and various other committees for the town of Smithsburg.
October 18, 2011
Howard E. Rudisill, 73, formerly of Laurel, Md., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Born on Sept. 11, 1938, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Howard A. and Grace L. Rudisill. He served in the U.S. Army before working for Magruder, where he retired in 2003. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, spending time in the mountains, and watching NASCAR races and Redskins games. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Rudisill; his son, Gary Rudisill, and wife, Dianne, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; stepsons Antonio Caprinolo Sr. and wife, Carina, of Abingdon, Md., and Nicholas Caprinolo of Glen Burnie, Md.; a sister, Janet Jones, of Hagerstown, and 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
September 23, 2011
Leo Joseph Schwartz Jr., 77, of Sharpsburg, Md., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born June 19, 1934, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Leo Joseph Schwartz Sr. and Hilma Sheldon Schwartz. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Darlene Whetzel Schwartz, on March 7, 2009. He was a self-employed truck driver until his retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War. He was a Catholic.
September 2, 2011
A Glen Burnie, Md., man was charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics after Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver early Friday. Neil Arthur Niefeld, 57, was in a 2000 BMW when a deputy contacted him at about 12 a.m. at the McDonald's at 12820 Clear Spring Road, police said. An odor of marijuana was detected and a search of the vehicle turned up five 1-gallon bags of suspected marijuana, police said. Deputies also found a digital scale, 57 1/2 Xanax pills and a Suboxone pill, police said.
September 2, 2011
A Glen Burnie, Md., man accused of having 5 pounds of marijuana in his car told a sheriff's deputy he was trying to "make some money for my grandkid's college tuition," according to charging documents filed Friday in Washington County District Court. Neil Arthur Niefeld, 57, was charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics, two counts of possession of other controlled dangerous substances, maintaining a common nuisance to distribute narcotics and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, the statement of probable cause said.