May 15, 2013
Galyen Wayne Keesecker, 48, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at his home while under the care of Hospice. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Vernon Bray officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
April 23, 2013
Lucille Buxton Messinger, 84, formerly of Bridgeport, Conn., died peacefully Monday, April 22, 2013, at her Smithsburg, Md., home surrounded by family. Born July 12, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Buxton. The late Harry Buxton and Celia Dobson were her siblings. Lucille attended Bassick High School in Connecticut and obtained a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in library science. She worked as a secretary at Hagerstown Junior College and later at Woodland Way School as a teacher.
April 18, 2013
Zion Baptist Church on Bethel Street in Hagerstown will host Hospice of Washington County as it presents Hospice Care in Hagerstown on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program will feature welcoming remarks by Hospice CEO Eric Klimes and Pastor Ricky A. Smith Sr., presentations from Dr. Bernice Harper and Dr. Gwendolyn London and panel discussions featuring staff from Hospice. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Those interested in attending the event should call Hospice to reserve a seat.
April 9, 2013
Elizabeth "Susie" M. (Sterling) Myers, 73, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Hagerstown, Md., under the compassionate care of Hospice of Washington County and her beloved daughter and family. Born May 4, 1939, on Coffman Avenue in Halfway, Md., she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Lee Sterling Sr. of Williamsport, Md., and Carrie Elizabeth (Smith) Sterling of Funkstown, Md. She was a 1957 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She was a Baptist. Susie is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lisa S. Myers and Max A. Cacas of Arlington, Va.; sisters, Carolyn (Bill)
April 2, 2013
Florence Lillian Schell, 90, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at her residence while under the care of Hospice. The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Eric Kersten officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens.
March 20, 2013
James E. Curfman, 76, of Smithsburg, Md., died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. He was the son of the late James and Mary (Sheffler) Curfman. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Jim worked at Mack Trucks. He loved the outdoors and spent many weekends fishing, hiking and bicycling with his brothers and nephews. In retirement, he volunteered for Hospice of Washington County. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy (McCarty) Curfman; by his sisters, Patsy Snyder, Jean Simmers, and Betty Rider; and by his brother, Charles; and infant brother, Gary Curfman.
March 17, 2013
Evangeline E. LaFollette, age 91, of Hancock, and a resident of Broadmore Assisted Living, Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Broadmore. Born Nov. 13, 1921, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Mae Stoner Hovermale and the widow of Hollis I. LaFollette, who died in 2008. She had been employed as a seamstress with Jacob Brothers and E.J. Fennel. She was a devoted, loving and caring wife to her husband (Granddad) for more than 71 years.
March 13, 2013
It wasn't how much money they made or how quickly they climbed the ladder of success. It wasn't the big homes or expensive cars, membership in the right social clubs or having a closet full of designer clothes. In the end, none of that mattered. Instead, they wished they would have set aside time to enjoy the things in life too often overlooked - sunrises and sunsets, reading a book with their children, an act of kindness toward a stranger. Most people eventually learn the lessons of how to conduct a satisfying life.
March 5, 2013
Alma Victoria Simpson-Hollinger, 92, of Clear Spring, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at home surrounded by her family and friends. Born May 17, 1920, in Ridgeley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late James and Emma Beale. Alma was a professional dancer and worked for the Pony Express, Statton Furniture and Neikirk's Wallcovering. She was a volunteer for Hospice. She was a member of Berean Bible Fellowship. Alma enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. Alma is survived by her son, John Drew Simpson of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and his wife, Laurie; daughter, Marsha Lynn Miller of Clear Spring and her husband, Mark; stepdaughter, Sarah Hollinger of Raleigh, N.C., and her husband, Rusty; stepson, Denny Hollinger of Hagerstown, Md., and his wife, Melanie; stepson, Donnie Hollinger of Michigan; grandson, Jay Simpson and his wife, Carla, of Maryland; granddaughter, Jessica Klick and her husband, Tim, of Hagerstown; granddaughter, Courtney Reese and her husband, Joey, of Hagerstown; grandson, Joseph Miller of Clear Spring; grandson, Patrick Simpson of South Carolina; granddaughter, Autumn Simpson of Berkeley Springs; granddaughter, Haley Simpson of Berkeley Springs; grandson, Scottie Simpson of Berkeley Springs; granddaughters, Anna Hood and Beth Hood, and grandsons, Mark Hood and John Hood, all of Raleigh, N.C.; granddaughter, Rebecca Darling and her husband, John, of Michigan; grandson, Raymond Hollinger of Michigan; several nieces and nephews;...
February 27, 2013
Robert Lee Myers died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, while under the compassionate care of hospice. Born near Chewsville, Md., he was the son of the late Wilbur Cleveland Myers and Elnora L. Stouffer Myers. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. (Sterling) Myers; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa S. Myers and Max A. Cacas of Arlington, Va.; sisters, Ruth (Glen) Fox of Williamsport, Md., June Alford and Marie (Ronnie) Harshman, both of Hagerstown, Md., and Chris (Stanley) Mullendore of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and brother-in-law, Jack Hoch of Hagerstown.