June 15, 2013
More than 600 people signed up this year to take part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Washington County, a fundraising event that began Friday afternoon and was scheduled to extend into the morning hours Saturday. Cancer survivors, their families, caregivers and assorted well-wishers thronged to the relay, which was held at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park. Missy DeHaven, co-chairwoman of the event, said the relay had 623 registered participants from 56 teams this year.
May 16, 2013
Alfred B. "Junior" Starliper, 71, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died of lung cancer Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. The service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
April 26, 2013
The red, white and blue color scheme newly representing the Hagerstown Suns gave way to a deep shade of purple Friday at Municipal Stadium, where cancer survivors sporting the color took a celebratory lap around the bases before the game. The minor league baseball team hosted the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to honor area cancer survivors at their home game against the Hickory Crawdads. Melissa Wheatcraft, 58, of Hagerstown, was diagnosed with lung cancer, unrelated to tobacco, in June 2011. About a year ago, doctors told Wheatcraft her cancer was terminal.
April 25, 2013
Seeking 500 Washington County enrollees to participate in a 20- to 30-year study aimed at finding cancer cures, the American Cancer Society on Thursday hosted an enrollment kick off with the plan to start collecting information and local blood samples in July. The national cancer prevention study, called CPS-3, looks to gain information on genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors that cause cancer by studying a sample constituting a diverse population of 300,000 Americans, according to Cathy Beckley-Thomas, Community Manager of the American Cancer Society's South Atlantic Division.
March 17, 2013
Maureen Evelyn Propps, 57, of Martinsburg, W.Va., lost her courageous battle with lung cancer on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at City Hospital. Services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.
February 10, 2013
George William Swink Jr., 83, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at his home while under the care of his three children after a battle with lung cancer. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Berkeley Springs. A celebration of life for Billy and his wife, Snooks, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m at the funeral home with Ed Floyd officiating. Burial with graveside military honors provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.
April 27, 2012
A seminar about breast, colon and and lung cancer will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the new Hampton Inn and Suites in Charles Town. The program is from 7 to 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 1760.
December 7, 2011
Sarah Elaine Chandlee Smith, lovingly called Sue, of Hagerstown died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Fairfax INOVA Hospital, Fairfax, Va., after a three-and-a-half-year courageous battle against lung cancer and several bouts of pneumonia. Her true grit was unshakeable during many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation; she never wavered. She also participated in a chemotherapy drug trial to help others who struggle with lung cancer. Born in Hagerstown on Nov. 27, 1930, she was the daughter of educator Elmer K. Chandlee and his wife, Julia Newman, and granddaughter of the mayor of Smithsburg, Md., and owner of Newman Auto Company, Hoy Newman and his wife, Sudie.
July 10, 2010
APRIL 1, 1946-JUNE 17, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa. - Willie Weakfall, 64, of Harrisburg, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Lebanon Veterans Medical Center of lung cancer. Born April 1, 1946, in Clarkton, N.C., he was a son of the late Alex A. Weakfall. He was the widower of Alma Jean Weakfall, to whom he had been married for more than 25 years. A survivor of the Vietnam War, Mr. Weakfall had an impressive military career, having served with the U.S. Army for more than 20 years.
May 14, 2010
Dance recital Ballet and All That Jazz dancers will perform a spring dance recital Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre. The jazz theme is "The King of Pop, Rocks!," which will include music by Michael Jackson. The dancers have been rehearsing at Parkside Community Center on Saturdays. Tickets cost $5 each and may be purchased through The Maryland Theatre box office or by calling 301-790-2000. Free jazz lessons are provided by Ballet and All That Jazz instructors as part of its community outreach that the dance school provides.