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 email@example.com.
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.
January 18, 2012
Helen Louise Socks, 75, of Downsville, Md., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at Ravenwood Lutheran Nursing Home, Hagerstown, Md. Born Aug. 15, 1936, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Richard Herman and Clara Rebecca Burkett Boppe. She was a housewife and was previously employed by Homewood Retirement Center, Williamsport, Md. She was a member of Star of Hope Chapel, Williamsport. She served as past secretary, taught Sunday school and was very active in the church.
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.
March 12, 2011
It was a 5K run/walk with a decidedly Irish twist. A leprechaun appeared from time to time Saturday morning as runners made their way across the grassy hills in the bright morning sun. Clad in a bright green derby, breeches and stockings, the bearded sprite bid runners well and cheered them along the course. His spirited spurring seemed to amuse most of the roughly 200 participants in the Washington County Recreation Department's St. Patrick's Day 5K Run/Walk at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway.
September 28, 2010
Dorothy J. Socks, 61, of 12222 Polktown Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Waynesboro Hospital. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Five Forks Brethren in Christ Church Chapel, Waynesboro, with Pastor Wilbur F. Besecker officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.