June 4, 2004
About 80 members of the Montgomery County (Md.) Urban Search and Rescue Team participated in tactical training Thursday in Hagerstown, said John Bentley, a member of the team and a local emergency services worker.The training took place at Fairgrounds Park and on Antietam Creek off Security Road, said Bentley, who is the captain of the Washington County Special Operations team, which handles rescues and hazardous materials. The session Thursday morning at the fairgrounds was to train for preparedness against weapons of mass destruction, Bentley said.
May 4, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT - Carney Harrell's son lost his Moore, Okla., house to a tornado on Monday, but most important, his son's family is all right. "We're blessed," Harrell said Tuesday evening in a telephone interview from his home at 14601 Falling Waters Road. Harrell's daughter called him Monday from Cumberland, Md., to let him know about the tornadoes whipping through the Oklahoma City suburbs where his son, Michael Eugene Harrell, and daughter, Naomi Hailey, have lived for about 15 years.
December 12, 2008
SEPT. 10, 1919-DEC. 11, 2008 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harold B. Gipe, 89, of Falling Spring Nursing Center, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at Chambersburg Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1919, in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late William G. Gipe and Nellie Bard Gipe. He was a 1938 graduate of Chambersburg High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 46, Charles Nitterhouse Post 1599 VFW and the International Order of Fire Fighters.
March 25, 2009
MARCH 26, 1947-MARCH 20, 2009 Dana Fay Weller, 61, formerly of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va. She lived in Falls Church and Horner's Beach in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Born March 26, 1947, she was the daughter of the late John William Weller and Flo Elizabeth Nesmith Weller. She was a 1965 graduate of Martinsburg High School, and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from West Virginia University, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority.
August 31, 2013
Rickie Lee Grimsley, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, as a result of an industrial accident. Born Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1953, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Mary Virginia (Wiles) Grimsley of Hagerstown and the late Melvin L. Grimsley of Luray, Va. Rickie graduated from North Hagerstown High School. He had worked at Manitowoc Crane Group, formerly Grove Manufacturing, for the past 26 years. Rickie was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed traveling.
June 28, 2013
Roger D. Latham Jr., 43, of Washington County, Md., passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, due to an automobile accident. Born Dec. 23, 1969, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of Ellen Hill of Frederick, Md., and Roger Latham Sr. of Denton, Texas. Roger is survived by his two sons, Bradley M. Latham and Jacob A. Latham of Washington County; the mother of his children, Sabrina Minnick Stansbery of Washington County; two brothers, Gary Ross of...
June 24, 2009
1919-JUNE 17, 2009 WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Jesse T. Gray, 90, of Westfield, died June 17, 2009, after a brief illness. He was born in Hagerstown, Md., to Mary (Mouse) and Samuel W. Gray. He owned and operated Jesse T. Gray Mobile Home Supply and Repair for many years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was an active member of Chapter 55 Disabled American Veterans. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Ann Gray; his daughters, Gayle Gray of Westfield, and Sharon Pankowski and her husband, William, of Springfield, Mass.
December 12, 2009
JUNE 2, 1958-DEC. 11, 2009 Robert "Bob" A. Styers Sr., 51, of Shaffer Road in Sharpsburg, Md., died peacefully at his home on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Born on June 2, 1958, in Riverdale, Md., he was the son of Doris L. (Leishear) Styers of Sykesville, Md., and the late Ralph L. Styers Sr. Bob attended Scaggsville Elementary, Clarksville Middle and Atholton High schools in Howard County, Md. Mr. Styers had been an employee at the Washington Sanitary Suburban Commission in Laurel, Md., since 1978.
September 8, 2012
Gloria Cecillia (Huber) Gill, 89, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at her home. Born May 19, 1923, in Passaic, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Camillo and Teresina (Lombardi) Carmilani. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown. Gloria worked as a buyer for Bloomingdales for many years. She also owned a children's clothing store and was the commerce coordinator for the city of Clifton, N.J. She enjoyed mahjong, knitting, crocheting and antiquing.
April 2, 2011
John David Downing, 21, of Knoxville, Md., passed from this life Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born Feb. 10, 1990, in Berryville, Ark., John was the son of James F. Downing II and Joanna Lynne (Johnson) Downing of Knoxville. John attended Pleasant Valley Elementary School, as well as Boonsboro Middle and High schools. He was known for his love of music and times spent driving in the car with his family. John was the spark for various legislative initiatives and was fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet many congressional members, as well as former United States presidents.