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February 24, 2008
HANCOCK - The Cumberland Scottish Rite of Freemasonry has announced that the annual "Buck-A-Cup" fundraiser, which was held in the area from Nov. 2 through Dec. 8, raised $7,000 for the Cumberland Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders clinic. First-time participants, The Lock House Restaurant and Little Sandy's Truck Plaza, both in Hancock, were honored recently for their outstanding support and participation. The staff of both restaurants received a plaque for their tremendous effort and dedication to the project.
NEWS
March 11, 2003
WILLIAMSPORT - John C. Buchanan, 89, of Homewood at Williamsport, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Homewood. Born Sept. 24, 1913, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James and Erma Ruth Hollinger Buchanan. He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. He retired from Boeing Helicopter Co. in Ridley Park, Pa., in 1978; and was employed by Fairchild Aircraft Corp. He was member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. He was a member of Maugansville Fire Department, Grand Lodge of Maryland, A.F. & A.M. Ali Ghan Shrine Fraternity, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
NEWS
February 13, 2006
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Andrew R. Sweitzer was installed potentate of Ali Ghan Shriners on Jan. 21 after having been elected at the Dec. 7, 2005, temple meeting. Other members of Ali Ghan Shriners elected to the 2006 divan were R. Francis Shives III of Hancock, chief rabban; Gary L. Miller of Cumberland, assistant rabban; R. Jeffrey Buser of Cumberland, high priest and prophet; Glenn D. Markley of Frederick, Md., oriental guide; James P. Kreiling of Cumberland, treasurer; and C. Fred Widmyer of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
OBITUARIES
February 7, 2012
Earl B. Kline, 90, of Fayetteville, Pa., passed away Feb. 6, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 27, 1921, in East Waterford, Pa., to Frank and Eva (Henry ) Kline.  He was married to Sylvia Pauline Alleman Kline on March 28, 1940.  Earl was retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Armyduring World War II, and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6168 in Shippensburg. He also was a member of Orrstown Masonic Lodge and George Washington Masonic Lodge in Chambersburg, Scottish Rite and Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
NEWS
March 11, 2009
-MARCH 9, 2009 INWOOD, W.Va. -- Walter L. West, 89, of Inwood, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Thomas and Leticia Doty West. His wife, Beatrice Dickens Brown West, preceded him in death. He graduated from Plainfield High School in New Jersey. He completed engineering studies at the Newark College of Engineering and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
NEWS
July 6, 2009
NOV. 28, 1915-JULY 5, 2009 WINCHESTER, Va. - William Franklin Cowherd of 290 Westminster Canterbury Drive, Winchester, died July 5, 2009. He was born Nov. 28, 1915, in Cumberland, Md. He was the son of Lewis Quarles Cowherd and Blanche Haller Cowherd. Mr. Cowherd graduated from Allegany High School in 1933 and Catherman's Business School in Cumberland. He was employed by Potomac Edison for 42 years, working in Cumberland, Winchester and Charles Town. He retired as central division manager in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
April 14, 2009
JULY 18, 1920-APRIL 7, 2009 GREENSBORO, Md. - Douglas Shaw "Buddy" Stallings, 88, of Greensboro, Md., died Tuesday April 7, 2009, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Douglas was born on July 18, 1920, in Annapolis, Md., to the late Robert Stallings and Lillie Shaw Stallings. He graduated from Annapolis High School in 1938 and from Annapolis Fleet Business College in 1939. After business college, he worked at the United States Naval Academy and Naval Experiment Station in Annapolis.
OBITUARIES
November 4, 2012
William “Bill” O. Renner, 96, of 17800 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Hagerstown. Born March 10, 1916, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Grace Elizabeth (Boward) Renner. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Denise Yvonne (Weller) Renner, on Sept. 11, 2000. They were happily married Aug. 20, 1946, at Washington Square United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, and remained so for 54 years. Bill graduated from Hagerstown High School in the Class of 1935.
NEWS
March 14, 2009
William Bruce Douglas, 82 April 13, 1926-March 13, 2009 CUMBERLAND, Md. - William Bruce Douglas, 82, of Cumberland, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at his home. Born on April 13, 1926, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late William A. Douglas and Grace Avers Douglas. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Margaret. Bruce attended Allegany High School and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., and Swarthmore College in Philadelphia.
NEWS
February 17, 2009
AUG. 9, 1921-FEB. 15, 2009 TANEYTOWN, Md. -- Edward Everett Hess, 87, of Taneytown, Md., died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md. Born Aug. 9, 1921, in Taneytown, he was the son of the late Ralph Everett and Edna Viola Harner Hess. He was the husband of the late Betty Virginia Shankle Hess, who died in February 2007. He was a farmer, worked as a mechanic for John Deere of Kingsdale, Pa., and was a tool and die maker at Black & Decker in Hampstead, Md. He was retired from Random House Publishing Co. in Westminster.
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OBITUARIES
November 4, 2012
William “Bill” O. Renner, 96, of 17800 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Hagerstown. Born March 10, 1916, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Grace Elizabeth (Boward) Renner. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Denise Yvonne (Weller) Renner, on Sept. 11, 2000. They were happily married Aug. 20, 1946, at Washington Square United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, and remained so for 54 years. Bill graduated from Hagerstown High School in the Class of 1935.
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OBITUARIES
February 7, 2012
Earl B. Kline, 90, of Fayetteville, Pa., passed away Feb. 6, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 27, 1921, in East Waterford, Pa., to Frank and Eva (Henry ) Kline.  He was married to Sylvia Pauline Alleman Kline on March 28, 1940.  Earl was retired from Letterkenny Army Depot after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Armyduring World War II, and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6168 in Shippensburg. He also was a member of Orrstown Masonic Lodge and George Washington Masonic Lodge in Chambersburg, Scottish Rite and Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
NEWS
July 6, 2009
NOV. 28, 1915-JULY 5, 2009 WINCHESTER, Va. - William Franklin Cowherd of 290 Westminster Canterbury Drive, Winchester, died July 5, 2009. He was born Nov. 28, 1915, in Cumberland, Md. He was the son of Lewis Quarles Cowherd and Blanche Haller Cowherd. Mr. Cowherd graduated from Allegany High School in 1933 and Catherman's Business School in Cumberland. He was employed by Potomac Edison for 42 years, working in Cumberland, Winchester and Charles Town. He retired as central division manager in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
April 14, 2009
JULY 18, 1920-APRIL 7, 2009 GREENSBORO, Md. - Douglas Shaw "Buddy" Stallings, 88, of Greensboro, Md., died Tuesday April 7, 2009, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Douglas was born on July 18, 1920, in Annapolis, Md., to the late Robert Stallings and Lillie Shaw Stallings. He graduated from Annapolis High School in 1938 and from Annapolis Fleet Business College in 1939. After business college, he worked at the United States Naval Academy and Naval Experiment Station in Annapolis.
NEWS
March 14, 2009
William Bruce Douglas, 82 April 13, 1926-March 13, 2009 CUMBERLAND, Md. - William Bruce Douglas, 82, of Cumberland, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at his home. Born on April 13, 1926, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late William A. Douglas and Grace Avers Douglas. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Margaret. Bruce attended Allegany High School and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., and Swarthmore College in Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 11, 2009
-MARCH 9, 2009 INWOOD, W.Va. -- Walter L. West, 89, of Inwood, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va. Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Thomas and Leticia Doty West. His wife, Beatrice Dickens Brown West, preceded him in death. He graduated from Plainfield High School in New Jersey. He completed engineering studies at the Newark College of Engineering and New Jersey Institute of Technology. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
NEWS
February 24, 2008
HANCOCK - The Cumberland Scottish Rite of Freemasonry has announced that the annual "Buck-A-Cup" fundraiser, which was held in the area from Nov. 2 through Dec. 8, raised $7,000 for the Cumberland Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders clinic. First-time participants, The Lock House Restaurant and Little Sandy's Truck Plaza, both in Hancock, were honored recently for their outstanding support and participation. The staff of both restaurants received a plaque for their tremendous effort and dedication to the project.
NEWS
February 13, 2006
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Andrew R. Sweitzer was installed potentate of Ali Ghan Shriners on Jan. 21 after having been elected at the Dec. 7, 2005, temple meeting. Other members of Ali Ghan Shriners elected to the 2006 divan were R. Francis Shives III of Hancock, chief rabban; Gary L. Miller of Cumberland, assistant rabban; R. Jeffrey Buser of Cumberland, high priest and prophet; Glenn D. Markley of Frederick, Md., oriental guide; James P. Kreiling of Cumberland, treasurer; and C. Fred Widmyer of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
NEWS
March 11, 2003
WILLIAMSPORT - John C. Buchanan, 89, of Homewood at Williamsport, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Homewood. Born Sept. 24, 1913, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James and Erma Ruth Hollinger Buchanan. He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School. He retired from Boeing Helicopter Co. in Ridley Park, Pa., in 1978; and was employed by Fairchild Aircraft Corp. He was member of Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. He was a member of Maugansville Fire Department, Grand Lodge of Maryland, A.F. & A.M. Ali Ghan Shrine Fraternity, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
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