August 6, 2013
Leo Woodrow Socks, 74, of Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. Born Sept. 29, 1938, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Ernest R. Socks Sr. and Anna Elizabeth King Socks. He was a retired gunnery sergeant in the military. He was a member of VFW, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Clear Spring American Legion. He is survived by Phyllis Socks, his wife of 57 years; a daughter, Kelly Shank and husband, Kevin; two sons, Charles “Eddie” Socks and wife, Cathy, and David Socks and wife, Kimberly; grandchildren, Stacie Ryland and husband, Bradley, Charles Socks Jr. and wife, April, Kerri Shank and fiancé, Steve Pompell, Kevin Shank and wife, Lindsey, and Jessika Wilt and husband, Caleb; great-grandchildren, Austin, Kaitlyn, Destiny, Brady, Devyn, Alex, Dominic, Andrew, Alexis, Steven, Brandon, Kevin, Dillan, Kailey, Madysen and Haley; two sisters, Evelyn “Ebb” Renner and Betty Neff; a brother, Ronald L. Socks; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
July 31, 2013
Rookie cornerback David Amerson is making a statement at Washington Redskins training camp. A fashion statement. With his socks. Amerson said he has about 10 pairs of stylish Stance-brand footwear. On Monday, he sported a gray and black pattern. On Tuesday, it's was red and black. “Just my own little flavor into things, that's about it,” the second-round pick said. It's not that Amerson needs the extra attention. He's getting plenty, and in a higher-profile role than he could have expected.
March 28, 2013
Four generations of the Socks family are pictured. Front row, from left, great-granddaughter Hailey Sayler of Hedgesville, W.Va.; great-grandmother Thelma Socks of Hagerstown; mother Amanda (Socks) Hoffman, holding great-granddaughter Isabella Hoffman, and great-granddaughter Xavia Sayler, all of Hedgesville. Grandfather, Robert Socks Jr. of Hagerstown is in the back row.
March 20, 2013
Students in the Veterans Club and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hagerstown Community College are sponsoring a 1950s-style sock hop and dance Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 11 p.m., in the ARCC. The event will feature free dance lessons from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and performances by swing bands Rick K and the Allnighters and the Holders. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1950s attire. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets cost $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 9, 2013
Rick Socks, 58, of Middletown, Md., passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Rick was an active member of the Valley known for his amazing woodworking talent, and coaching numerous youth organizations. From the infamous “hammer holder ref” to the motivated security guard at Fort Detrick, Rick touched many people's lives. Outside of his many responsibilities, Rick loved the outdoors. In his free time, he would most likely be found wandering the local mountains in search of a trophy buck, fishing “hidden” farm ponds or simply enjoying nature.
February 3, 2013
There's no way to know whether special articles of clothing, facial hair or a particular snack had anything to do with the Baltimore Ravens' victory over San Francisco in Sunday's Super Bowl. But those who practiced such quirky superstitions on behalf of the Ravens can take pleasure in the idea they might have played a role in the win. Following is a sampling of what some area residents did to try to give Baltimore an edge: Mismatched socks and more Justin Anthony of Williamsport wears mismatched socks and the same boxer shorts and black University of Maryland basketball shorts for every Baltimore Ravens game.
March 24, 2012
Phyllis Lorraine (Reynolds) Socks, 80, of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Nov. 18, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Katherine (Burger) Reynolds. She attended school at St. Mary's Catholic School in Hagerstown during her youth. Phyllis had worked as a waitress at the Elks Club in Hagerstown, a bartender at Morris Frock American Legion, and most recently as a health aide for the Commission of Aging in Hagerstown.
January 25, 2012
Ernest J Socks, 76, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Mertius Medical Center. In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated. Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
June 24, 2011
Kathryn Viola Socks DeWalt and David Eugene Socks DeWalt of Waynesboro, Pa., announce the birth of a son, Quincee Matthew Socks DeWalt , June 6, 2011.