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At R.T. Foard Funeral Home, we believe in providing the highest quality of service to you and our community. Our family of funeral professionals is dedicated to helping you create a memorable celebration of the life that has been lived.

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Our Obituaries

Freddie Cox

September 19, 1948 - May 30, 2020

Freddie Cox of Conowingo, MD, age 71, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020. Freddie was born on September 19, 1948 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Charles Alfred Cox and Goldie (Roark) Cox. Freddie was a great father figure; he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching the Baltimore O's and Iron Bird Games at Cal Ripkin Stadium and also liked bowling and playing...
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Susie L. Montgomery

October 28, 1916 - May 30, 2020

Susie Cathaleen Lucas Montgomery, age 103 and seven months, passed away May 30, 2020, at The Greens at Pinehurst in Pinehurst, North Carolina. She was born October 28, 1916 in Moffatts Creek, Virginia, to the late Clay and Emma Lucas and was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Montgomery, Sr., seven siblings, and two grandchildren, Brandon Brinkman and Mark Goss. Susie was the last...
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Edward P. McCarron, Sr.

October 30, 1937 - May 25, 2020

Edward P. McCarron, Sr., age 82, of Earleville, MD, formerly of Essington, PA, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on October 30, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William McCarron and Mary (Milliken) Evans. Edward was a member of Int'l Association of Heat and Frost Insulators - Local #14 of Philadelphia. He took great joy in maintaining and landscaping his lawn and garden. ...
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Kenneth Dudley VanDyke

July 8, 1922 - May 25, 2020

Kenneth Dudley VanDyke, age 97, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020. He was born on July 8, 1922 in Swords Creek, VA to the late Glen VanDyke and Polly Emmaline (Ratliff) VanDyke. Kenneth was a truck driver for thirty-five years and also worked as a farmer. He enjoyed spending time on the water on his bass boat fishing and crabbing. Kenneth also enjoyed hunting for pheasants...
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Walter Douglas Jackson

October 2, 1989 - May 21, 2020

Walter Douglas Barlow Jackson (Doug), age 30 of Rising Sun, MD was called home to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He now has no pain, only the brilliant presence of Jesus. Doug was born on October 2, 1989 in Christiana, DE. Doug grew up in Rising Sun, MD and attended Rising Sun High School. He enjoyed playing football and was a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. Doug was...
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Carol Jean McGlothin

March 16, 1934 - May 21, 2020

Carol "Jean" McGlothlin of Conowingo, MD, age 86, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born in Street, MD on March 16, 1934 to the late Claude Robert Reeves and Betty Lou (Delp) Reeves. Jean worked at the Bainbridge Naval Base then went on to work for the Federal Government for 25 years at Perry Point until her retirement. Jean was a member of the Cecil County Senior Center for many...
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Clyde Donald "Donnie" Wilson

May 18, 2020

Clyde "Donnie" Donald Wilson, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on May 18, 2020. He was born in Elkton, MD on June 13, 1947 to the late Clyde Ivan Wilson and Tressie May (Keys) Wilson. Donnie proudly served in the United States Air Force for four years. He worked for the United States Post Office and retired after thirty-five years of service. Donnie was a life time member of the Post 194...
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Melvin Lee Back

July 2, 1954 - May 18, 2020

Melvin Lee Back, age 65, of Elkton, MD, passed away on May 18, 2020. He was born on July 2, 1954 in Baltimore, MD to the late Melvin and Dorothy Back. Melvin grew up in Parkville, MD and attended Parkville High School. He enjoyed coaching softball and took great pride cheering his daughters on as they played on the softball field. He enjoyed mentoring his children and sharing childhood memories...
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Kristen Renee Snyder

March 22, 1994 - May 16, 2020

Kristen Renee Snyder of Elkton, MD, age 26, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020. Kristen was born on March 22, 1994 to Richard Jay Snyder and Maryanne Lee (O'Hara) Snyder. Kristen attended Mount Aviat Academy in Elkton, MD from preschool through middle school and graduated from Rising Sun High School in 2012. Throughout her childhood, Kristen enjoyed playing many sports including years making...
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Ben Sexton, Sr.

August 20, 1939 - May 15, 2020

Ben Sexton Sr. (Pop) of Perryville, Md, age 80, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, May 15, 2020. Ben was born on August 20, 1939 in Princeton, WV to the late Lester Felix Sexton and Etta (Wagner) Sexton. Ben was a brick mason for 46 years. He loved rock and tuna fishing, turkey shoots, bowling, watching sports and Nascar racing. He was a huge fan of the New York...
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Joan Hildred Colley

July 10, 1933 - May 12, 2020

Joan Hildred Colley of Derwood, MD, age 86, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1933 in Stamford, CT to the late John Smith and Willa Mae (Holmes) Smith. Joan enjoyed going on long drives and collecting things. She shared her love of cats and watching the Redskins with her nephew, "Anthony". Joan will most be remembered for her generous and loving nature. Joan is...
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Jack Thornton Hurt

March 19, 1971 - May 12, 2020

Jack Thornton Hurt, age 49 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away on May 12, 2020. He was born on March 19, 1971 to the late William C. Hurt and Mary V. Hurt. Jack was a natural born caretaker; he flourished when helping others, whether taking care of his mother through her chemotherapy, offering support to his beloved, Marleen, or helping to raise the children in his life as if they were his own...
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Roberta "Bobbie" Kennard Farmer

January 29, 1942 - May 12, 2020

Roberta "Bobbie" Kennard Farmer, age 78, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. She was born in Wilmington, DE on January 29, 1942 to the late Ralph and Sara (Mynich) Mears. Bobbie was a Registered Nurse for thirty-five years and impacted many of the lives she encountered on a daily basis. She worked for Kirk Army Hospital, Harford Memorial Hospital, Cecil County Health Department as a...
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Stephen Lee Duchesne

June 6, 1980 - May 10, 2020

Stephen Lee Duchesne, age 39, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on May 10, 2020. He was born on June 6, 1980 to David Duchesne and Ruth Duchesne (Fuller). Stephen like computers, electronics and drones. He loved his family and specially enjoyed the time spent with his nieces and nephews. Stephen worked at Med Line where he was a forklift operator. In addition to his parents, David and Ruth,...
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Elizabeth R. "Betty" de Masi

May 13, 1928 - May 9, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" R. de Masi of North East, MD, age 91, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020. Betty was born in Elkton, MD on May 13, 1928 to the late Ralph Winslow Robinson and Sarah "Elizabeth" (Taylor) Robinson. Betty was a lifetime member of the Elkton Presbyterian Church. Having an artistic nature and desire to make things beautiful, she enjoyed flower gardening, interior decorating and...
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Myrna J. Karanovich

September 4, 1941 - May 7, 2020

Myrna J. Karanovich, age 78, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. She was born on September 4, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Walter and Jennie (Swartz) Zarske. Myrna was a homemaker who took great joy in taking care of her husband and children. She also worked side by side with her husband, George running an Ice Cream Parlor in Langley Park, MD, Along with other...
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William Gardner Yoensky

November 13, 1948 - May 6, 2020

William Gardner Yoensky, age 71, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. He was born in Auburn, NY on November 13, 1948 to the late Charles and Florence (Gardner) Yoensky. William went to high school in Auburn, NY. During his younger days, he was a ham engineer operator and enjoyed building his own radios. William was a proud U.S. National Guard member, who served his country with...
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John E. Rankin III

June 27, 1954 - May 2, 2020

John E. Rankin III, age 65, of Rockville, MD passed away May 2, 2020. He was born on June 27, 1954 in SE Washington, D.C. to the late John E. Rankin, Jr. and Blanche Etta Rankin (Rowe). John was intelligent, funny, charismatic, and family oriented. He was always talking to different and new people. A few of his hobbies included watching CNN news, reading, and listening to smooth Jazz. An avid...
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James "Jim" Pritchard

August 3, 1938 - April 28, 2020

James "Jim" Albert Pritchard recently of Rising Sun, MD, age 81, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020. He was born in Knoxville, TN on August 3, 1938 to the late William Samuel Pritchard and Gertrude Rhea (Stanford) Pritchard. Jim was raised in Oak Ridge, TN. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and was a lifelong fan of his alma...
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Carlene B. Eckroade

August 11, 1938 - April 23, 2020

Carlene Burton Eckroade of Rising Sun, MD, age 81, passed away at home on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She was born in Moberly, MO on August 11,1938 to the late Carl Tony Burton and Pansy Marie (Kirkendoll) Burton. Carlene was smart, curious and academically successful. The salutatorian of her high school class, she went on to earn a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and a...
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Janet Paulsen Tippett

December 18, 1951 - April 17, 2020

Janet Paulsen Tippett, age 68 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on April 17, 2020. She was born on December 18, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Duane O. Paulsen and Alice Leavitt Paulsen. Janet was raised in Wilmington, DE. She earned a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Delaware, where she studied Spanish and other languages. Shortly after graduating she began working as a paralegal. ...
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Delores (Meyers) Bogert

April 17, 2020

Delores C. Bogert (Meyers), age 71, of Port Deposit, MD passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 after a battle with cancer. Delores was an extraordinary wife, Mom, Grammy, sister, aunt and friend, instantly adored by all who met her. Delores was born in Severn, MD to the late Henry and Girlene Meyers. Delores grew up in Rockaway Beach with her two older brothers Henry (Buddy) and James, who...
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William Thomas Coder, Jr.

September 17, 1936 - April 16, 2020

W. Thomas Coder, Jr., age 83 of Wilmington, died peacefully Thursday, April 16 at his daughter Lauri's home. Mr. Coder is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lois; his daughters Jodi Shitama (Jack) of Earleville, MD, Lauri Stout (Jay) of Middletown, DE, Leslie Diestel (Greg) of Denver, PA; son Tom of Earleville, MD; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; his brother Bob Coder of Tellico Plains, TN...
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Isabelle Marie Hickman

December 9, 1935 - April 15, 2020

Isabelle Marie Hickman of Elkton, MD, age 84, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was born on December 9, 1935 in Emmerton, MD to the late James Edward Burton and Annabelle (Hamann) Burton. Isabelle was a former member of the Red Hat Society and a lifelong Elvis Presley fan. She enjoyed spending time in her flower garden and loved to go shopping at thrift stores. Isabelle found her...
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Joyce Ann Richter

January 4, 1944 - April 15, 2020

Joyce Ann Richter, age 76, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was born on January 4, 1944 in Baltimore, MD, to the late Phillip Clark and Harriet (Zentgraf) Clark. Joyce had a love for gardening, specifically roses, angel trumpets, and many other types of flowers. She was a very giving person. She had a rabbit named Sunshine and a cat named Bouncy. She would...
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Mitchell L. Osani

March 19, 1964 - April 12, 2020

Mitchell L. Osani, age 56, of North East, MD, passed away on April 12, 2020. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on March 19, 1964 to the late Herman and Mary Lou (Fitzgerald) Osani. Mitchell did Masonry work at the O's Masonry where he was self-employed. He was a member of the West Nottingham Church. Mitchell enjoyed spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting, crabbing, boating, and riding four...
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Bettie J. Martin

July 25, 1943 - April 10, 2020

Bettie Jean Martin was a long time resident of Dundalk, MD, then Middle River before a recent move to Colora, MD, age 76, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020. Bettie was born on July 25, 1943 in Dillon, SC to the late Lacy Golman Lockemy and Virginia (Burr) Lockemy. Bettie was a homemaker most of her life. She accepted a position as the day manager in her husband's family bar, Hops Inn, until...
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Linda D. Durant

June 21, 1943 - April 7, 2020

Linda D. Durant, age 76, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. She was born on June 21, 1943 in Fountain Green, MD to the late Rebber Kurt Wagoner and Leeodie Leona (Reedy) Wagoner. Linda was one of the first women to become a welder. She worked at Chrysler for many years as an Assembly Liner. Linda was a member of the UAW. She enjoyed collecting any type of antique items and...
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Philip Hale Johnson

January 16, 1938 - April 7, 2020

Philip Hale Johnson, 82, of Elkton, Maryland, died of natural causes at Union Hospital on April 7, 2020. Phil was born on January 16, 1938, in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to Warren and Jane Johnson. He and his brothers, Doug and David, helped their parents on the family turkey farm near Nottingham, Pennsylvania, growing up. Phil owned a herd of Angus cattle by the time he was 12 years old...
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Helen Ann McCracken

April 12, 1948 - March 31, 2020

Helen Ann McCracken (Butler), better known as "Mom-mom" born April 12, 1948 in Bear, DE sadly passed away March 31, 2020 at her home in Elkton, MD at the age of 71. She is preceded by her Father - Arthur Earl Butler Sr., Mother - Dorothy Rebecca Butler (Hoffman), 3 Brothers - Arthur "Earl" Butler Jr., Francis Butler, Gary Butler, and best friend - Ellis Nesbitt. She is survived by 3 sons...
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Franklin Frank Ragan, Sr.

March 4, 1934 - March 31, 2020

Franklin "Frank" D. Ragan, Sr., age 86, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on March 31, 2020. He was born on March 4, 1934 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Earl and Mary (Rando) Ragan. Frank proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the 1950's-1960's. He was formerly a mason of the Harmony Lodge in Port Deposit, MD. Frank was the past President of the Conowingo Lion's Club. He was...
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Robert "Bob" Daryle Ebersole

September 13, 1934 - March 29, 2020

Robert "Bob" Daryle Ebersole, age 85, of Colora, MD, passed away on Sunday, March 29,2020. He was born in Lancaster, PA on September 13, 1934 to the late Leroy and Mary Ella (Steif) Ebersole. Bob was a proud member of the U.S. Army, who served his country with great pride. He had a love for animals. Bob enjoyed taking trips to Walmart and shopping for hours. He collected black walnuts, which...
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Raymond "Tom" Miller

July 14, 1947 - March 27, 2020

Raymond "Tom" Thomas Miller, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born on July 14, 1947 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Ransom E. Miller and Frances V. (Burkins) Miller. A Vietnam veteran, Tom proudly served his county in the United States Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD and served with the Honor Guard for many...
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Raymond "Dean" Keyes, Sr.

June 10, 1942 - March 25, 2020

Raymond "Dean" Keyes, Sr., age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. He was born in Havre De Grace, MD on June 10, 1942 to the late Herbert Lee Keyes and Helen Irene (Elliot) Keyes. Dean was a truck driver for the state of Maryland for many years, then went on to drive a dump truck for Sam's Paving. In his younger days, he liked riding cross country on motorcycles. ...
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Doris Lee McMillan Holbrook

March 27, 1932 - March 22, 2020

Doris Lee McMillan Holbrook, age 87, of Oxford, PA passed away on March 22, 2020. She was born on March 27, 1932 in New Garden, PA to the late Guy McMillan and Frances Irene Collier (Davis). Doris is survived by her daughter, Sandra H. Fletcher of Winchester, VA; daughter, Patti H. Hall and her husband Richard of Rising Sun, MD; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great...
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Wayne Evans

December 19, 1940 - March 20, 2020

Wayne Evans of Elkton, MD, age 79, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020. Wayne was born on December 19, 1940 in Eccles, WV to the late Alton B. Evans and Thelma V. (Ballard) Evans. Wayne worked for American National Can as a die setter. He loved fishing and hunting deer, pheasant and squirrel. Wayne was a pocket watch collector especially old railroad ones. He loved attending flea markets,...
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Heidi M. Pearthree

May 2, 1942 - March 8, 2020

Heidi M. Pearthree, age 77, of Elkton, MD passed away on March 8, 2020. She was born May 2, 1942 in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany to the late Gunter and Elizabeth Graef (Herbst). Heidi M. Pearthree came to the United States in December of 1964. Heidi was a compassionate and kind soul with a warm heart. Some of her hobbies included, boating, gardening, bicycling, riding passenger on motorcycles and...
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Iris Darlene Farris

May 17, 1945 - February 27, 2020

Iris Darlene Farris, age 74, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020. She was born in Laurel Bloomery, TN on May 17, 1945 to the late Herbert and Essie Able. Iris is survived by her seven children: Dean Farris, Wanda Bingham, Raymond Farris, Jr., Dolores Atwood, Millard Farris, Clifford Farris, and Steven Farris. A celebration of Iris' life will be held at 1pm on...
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Kenneth D. Thomas

June 15, 1950 - February 25, 2020

Kenneth "Ken" D. Thomas, age 69, of Port Deposit, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was born on June 15, 1950 in Baltimore, MD to the late Kenneth and Corinne (Dombroski) Thomas. Ken proudly served his country in the United States Army. He graduated Suma Cum Laude at the University of Baltimore in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science and started working at Alger Oil in 1981 and...
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Steven Eric Blevins

November 28, 1988 - February 20, 2020

Steven Eric Blevins of Port Deposit, MD, age 31, passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born in Havre de Grace, MD on November 28, 1988 to Ruby Ann Comer and the late David Lee Blevins. A life-long resident, Steven was proud of his Cecil County heritage. He was passionate about construction and trucking. Steven had a vast knowledge of both...
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Matilda "Polly" Duyckinck Knowles II

October 7, 1927 - February 18, 2020

Matilda (Polly) D. Knowles, II, formerly of Exton, Pennsylvania passed away on February 18, 2020 at Kadima Nursing at Pottstown. Born in Wilmington, Delaware she was a Daughter of the late W. Thomas and Matilda (Duyckinck) Knowles. Polly attended Grier Finishing School and graduated from Wilmington Friends School. As a young girl she liked to show horses and fox hunt. Polly had many hobbies...
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Richard Thomas Unger, Jr.

June 6, 1947 - February 16, 2020

Richard Thomas Unger, Jr. of Rising Sun, MD was surrounded by his loving family when he went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2020. He was born in Joliet, IL on June 6, 1947 to Richard T. Unger, Sr. and Ellen Mary Ann (Dechanso) Unger. Richard graduated from Nathan Hall High School in 1965 and went on to earn bachelor's degree in Business Management in 1969 from the University of...
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Norma Lucille Eller

July 31, 1932 - February 11, 2020

Norma Lucille Eller, age 87, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born on July 31, 1932 to the late Ruffin and Elizabeth (Lions) Kennedy. Norma was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church for many years, where she enjoyed spending her time. She was an avid reader, who enjoyed reading books in her free time. Norma loved spending time in the kitchen...
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David Lee Blevins

July 1, 1956 - February 5, 2020

David Lee Blevins of Port Deposit, MD, age 63, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The son of the late John and Lorraine (Starkey) Blevins, he was born on July 1, 1956 in Havre de Grace, MD. David worked as an assembler with General Motors for over 30 years until his retirement. A hard worker and loving father, he liked to keep busy, was good with his hands and often could be found...
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Charles "Danny" Gwaltney, Sr.

September 6, 1954 - February 1, 2020

Charles "Danny" Daniel Gwaltney, Sr., age 65, of Earlville, MD passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020. He was born on September 6, 1954 in Rising Sun, MD to the late William Bryant Gwaltney, Sr. and Rose Marie (Moore) Gwaltney. Danny was a member of the Wards Hill Baptist Church in Warwick, MD for over 30 years. Danny is survived by his wife of 37 years, Diana Gwaltney; daughter, Amy...
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Cora Elaine Morse

February 3, 1955 - January 30, 2020

Cora E. (Odom) Morse, age 64, of Galveston, TX went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Rising Sun, MD. She was born in Laurel, MS on February 3, 1955 to the late Mack Odom and Melba (Turner) Odom. Cora grew up in Texas City, TX with her high school sweetheart and husband, Paul. They traveled the world for twenty years living in many different places such as, Hawaii, Greece...
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Catherine Anna Chapman

September 5, 1928 - January 27, 2020

Catherine Anna Chapman, age 91, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. She was born on September 5, 1928 in Rising Sun, MD to the late Harry Wilbur Reider and Bessie Nicholina (Berreker) Reider. Catherine worked as a seamstress and cashier at the Bainbridge Naval Training Center and also worked in the cafeteria at Rising Sun Elementary School for many years. She attended the...
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Kathleen Faunce

March 24, 1959 - January 23, 2020

Kathleen A. Faunce, age 60, of Elkton, MD passed away on January 23, 2020. She was born on March 24, 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA to Mary Ann Witucki (Mohan) and the late Don Witucki. Kathleen was a school teacher for most of her life and taught grades K through 8. She also had a passionate love for animals. In addition to the goats on her goat farm, Kathleen raised dogs, chickens, birds, horses,...
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Carolyn Ann Waltz

December 1, 1942 - January 17, 2020

Dr. Carolyn Ann Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN, age 77, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on January 17, 2020. She was born in Baltimore, MD on December 01, 1942 to the late Alexander Feher and Reda Pauline (Croucher) Feher. Carolyn taught for 41 years at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She served as Professor, Academic Dean, and director of International Affairs for several years. In...
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Sandra Susan Gehron

October 22, 1956 - January 15, 2020

Sandra Susan Gehron, age 63, of Conowingo, MD, passed away on January 15, 2020. She was born on October 22, 1956 in Lancaster, PA to the late Clay Adams and Elsie R. Gehron. Sandra spent all of her free time with her children and grandchildren. In her free time, she loved searching for arrow heads and has collected many over the years. Sandra is survived by her sons: Jeremy Temple and Adam...
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Elizabeth Ann Burton

February 4, 1934 - January 15, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Burton, "Betty", age 85 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on January 15, 2020. She was born on February 4, 1934 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Amos Hollis Harlan and Helen A. (Singleton) Harlan. Betty was a member of the American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary in Rising Sun, MD. She enjoyed going fishing, crocheting, challenging herself with word searches, and gardening flowers....
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Kenneth "Kenny" Davis, Sr.

April 12, 1944 - January 11, 2020

Kenneth "Kenny" Michael Davis, age 75, of Bowie, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 1944 to the late Richard C. Davis and Margaret Davis. Kenny enjoyed boating and was involved with helping hands food ministry. He treated his church community like his own family. Kenny is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Joann Davis;...
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Betty M. Dye

December 19, 1941 - January 7, 2020

Betty M. Dye, age 78, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born in Oxford, PA on December 19, 1941 to the late Ambrose Estel Keys, Sr. and Bessie May (Hall) Keys. Betty enjoyed cosmetology and served the community by teaching at Rochelle's School of Cosmetology in Elkton, MD. She was an active member of the North East Lions Club for many years. Betty had a...
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Freda Mae Fell

March 11, 1933 - January 7, 2020

Freda Mae Fell, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. She was born in Troy, WV on March 11, 1933 to the late Roscoe L. Peters and Thelma L. (Sleeth) Peters. Freda received her Bachelor's degree from Glenville State College in WV. She then received her Master's Degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Freda taught business classes at North East High...
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Mark A. Jenkins

March 2, 1970 - January 4, 2020

Mark A. Jenkins, age 49, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020. He was born on March 2,1970 in Elkton, MD to Sherrie Lynn Wimmer and the late George Ambrose Jenkins. Mark served our United States Military in the Navy from 1990-1993 on the U.S.S. Saratoga, and was always proud to be a military veteran. He worked at W.L. Gore as a Project Leader. During his free time, Mark...
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Doris Daniel

May 18, 1938 - January 3, 2020

Doris G. Daniel, age 81, of Towson, MD, passed away on Friday, January 03, 2020. She was born in Marion, VA on May 18, 1938 to the late Rev. Eugene Goodman and Helen P. (Parris) Goodman. Doris is survived by her three sons: Howard (Wanda) Edmondson, Christopher (Sue) Edmonson, and Michael Daniel; two daughters: Sandra (Chuck) Wieprecht and Mary Ann (Jack) Luna; eight grandchildren and four...
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Albert "Bert" Gerald Van Dyke

September 22, 1956 - January 2, 2020

Albert "Bert" Gerald VanDyke of Charlestown, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was born September 22, 1956 in Chateauroux, France to the late John and Andree VanDyke. Bert enjoyed playing golf, visiting friends at the Wellwood and hosting parties on his private beach. He was an avid fan of Pink Floyd, and was able to see them in concert with this family. Bert enjoyed...
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Fay Ann Woollen

July 4, 1931 - December 29, 2019

Fay Ann Woollen, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was born on July 04, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Edgar Prices Rhoades and Violet Ann (Lloyd) Smith. Fay worked as an IBM Operator. She was an avid reader, who had her own library. Fay will be remembered by her cooking, in particular, her homemade macaroni and cheese, and roast beef with potatoes and...
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Linda Gill Wade

May 20, 1945 - December 29, 2019

Linda Gill Wade, age 74, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Oxford, PA. She was born on May 20,1945, in Phoenixville, PA, to the late Wilbur F. Gill and Florence (Powell) Gill. Linda was full of life and loved sharing her optimism and fun spirit with everyone. She worked as a Teacher and Assistant Principal with Cecil County Public Schools for...
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Frances Tart Allen

March 11, 1943 - December 26, 2019

Frances Tart Allen, age 76, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on December 26, 2019. She was born on March 11, 1943 in Dunn, NC to the late Gertrude (Pollard) and Paul Hood Tart. Frances was an avid bowler throughout her entire life. In addition to being a home maker, she worked 13 years for Cecil County Public Schools in the cafeteria. Frances enjoyed knitting. Her family also knew that she loved...
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Eugene "Gene" Varner

December 13, 1932 - December 22, 2019

Eugene "Gene" L. Varner, age 87, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019. He was born on December 13, 1932 in Lewistown, PA to the late Willard H. Varner and Della E. (Kennedy) Varner. Gene enjoyed being outdoors working in the garden and landscaping. In his free time, he enjoyed watching football and his favorite teams were the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburg Steelers. Gene was an...
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Torrence "Tod" Young

January 3, 1948 - December 18, 2019

Torrence "Tod" Davis Young, age 71, of Perryville, MD lost his 6-month battle to sarcoma cancer on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Christiana Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1948 in Wilmington, DE to the late Warren E. Young and Rosalie (Fridel) Young. Tod began work as a computer programmer for Thiokol, which became Orbital ATK, until his retirement in 2015. He enjoyed spending time on...
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Otis Grazier, Jr.

September 29, 1946 - December 10, 2019

Otis Grazier, Jr. age 73 of Elkton, MD and formerly of Newport News, VA, passed away on December 10, 2019. He was born on September 29, 1946 in Newport News, VA to the late Otis Grazier, Sr. and Pauline (Taylor) Grazier. Otis graduated from Huntington High School in Newport News, VA in 1964. After graduation, he attended Prince Georges Community College where he achieved his Associates Degree...
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Mary Biggs

March 25, 1924 - December 5, 2019

Mary Florence Biggs, known as "Flossie", of Rising Sun, MD, age 95, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019. Flossie was born on March 25, 1924 in Zion, MD to the late James Bradford and Rose Isabell Williams. Flossie is survived by her son, Albert Biggs Jr. and his wife Sue; daughter, Marie Sherrard and her husband James; son, Joseph Biggs Sr. and his wife Gina; grandchildren: Albie Biggs III,...
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Ballard Howell

May 13, 1940 - December 5, 2019

Ballard Lee Howell, 79, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at home surrounded by family, following a period of declining health. Born on May, 13, 1940 in Pikeville, KY, he was the oldest child of Levi Howell and Amy Tackett Howell. She passed away when he was a small child. Ballard married his high school sweetheart, R. Kay Reed, and they lived "happily ever...
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Marian Elizabeth Hubbard

April 24, 1954 - November 16, 2019

Marian Elizabeth Hubbard, age 65 of Elkton, MD passed away on November 16, 2019. She was born on April 24, 1954 in Norwood, Pennsylvania to Richard Hubbard and Irma Hubbard. Marian grew up in Levittown, PA where she established her lifelong love of dogs; Marian had dogs her whole life. She graduated in 1972 from Woodrow Wilson High School in Levittown, PA. Marian became interested in fashion...
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Paul Thompson

July 8, 1961 - November 6, 2019

Paul Lee Thompson of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at the age of 58. Paul was born on July 8, 1961 in Havre De Grace, MD to the late Roy Ernest Thompson and Joyce Edith (Kelly) Thompson. Paul was a member of Gateway Baptist church in Rising Sun, MD. A fan of many sports, Paul enjoyed watching the Baltimore Ravens, WWE Wrestling and his favorite Nascar driver Jeff...
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James "Jimmy" Holley

May 1, 1948 - November 1, 2019

James "Jimmy" Alford Holley, age 71, of Rising Sun, MD passed away November 1, 2019. He was born May 1, 1948 in Fort Pierce, Florida to the late Louis Durbin and Susan Nancy (Futch) Durbin. Jimmy was a very honest and straight forward man who would give you the shirt off his back. He operated heavy equipment and was a member of the UAW Local 37 of Baltimore, MD. Jimmy was a Vietnam veteran...
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Thomas Frederick Rogers

September 25, 1966 - November 1, 2019

Thomas "Tom" Rogers, age 53 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2019. He was born on September 25, 1966 in Elkton, MD to Thomas Frederick Rogers, Sr. and Logean Elizabeth Rogers. Tom was a family man and a memorable community man. He enjoyed cooking soups and loved to go fishing with his family. He owned an auto mechanics shop in Rising Sun called Sunshine Auto. Tom...
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David Boyd Kegley

January 12, 1959 - October 27, 2019

David Boyd Kegley, 60 years old, of Fair Hill, Maryland, passed away on October 27, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware. David was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Martha Clark (Bainbridge) and Boyd T. Kegley on January 12, 1959. He went to school in Harford County, where he earned his GED before studying Business at Wilmington, Delaware. He married Darlene Sue Kegley (Woods) on May 27, 1982 in Elkton,...
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Christopher David Gilley

October 25, 1977 - October 26, 2019

Christopher David Gilley, age 42, of Newark, DE passed away October 26, 2019. He was born October 25, 1977 in Havre de Grace, MD to the Sharon Denise Jadwin and the late David Allen Gilley. Christopher was a smart, intelligent, and beautiful person who loved his family. He had a passion for writing, which included spiritual poems. Christopher loved music, particularly electronic/bass and rock...
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Austin Cole Ellis

April 14, 1993 - October 23, 2019

Austin Cole Ellis, age 26 of Rising Sun, MD passed away in his home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Born on April 14, 1993 in Newark, DE, he was the son to Bill Ellis and Jessica Crook. Austin enjoyed skateboarding, playing darts and painting. He loved animals and listening to music. During the 6 years Austin lived in West Palm Beach, FL working as a waiter/bartender, he would often go scuba...
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David Keithley

September 15, 1958 - October 21, 2019

David Keithley David B. Keithley, "Catfish" went to join our Lord on Monday, October 21, 2019. Dave was born in St. Augustine, FL. On September 15, 1958 to Donald A. and Frances V. Keithley. Dave was employed as a drywall installer. He is survived by his parents: Donald and Frances Keithley, of Street, MD; brothers: Jeffery Keithley and his wife, Josephine of Conowingo, MD and Brian...
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Mary Evelyn Kerns

October 8, 1921 - October 21, 2019

Mary Evelyn Kerns, age 98 of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, October 21, 2019. She was born on October 8, 1921 in Trade City, PA to the late Irvin Earl Best and Mary Elsie (Spotswood) Best. Mary Evelyn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1938 before going to nursing school and joining the US Army Nurse Corps at the beginning of World War II. At the conclusion...
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Marilyn "Lynn" B. Scarbath

December 17, 1931 - October 18, 2019

Lynn Scarbath was born on December 17, 1931 in a Philadelphia, PA hospital. Her parents were Thomas Harold Brown and Anna C. Schramm Brown. Lynn is survived by a brother, Elmer Ellsworth Brown (wife, Erma). She lived at Cedar Farm, Calvert Road, Rising Sun, MD for many years, attending Calvert Elementary School. During WWII, Lynn spent the school years in Miami, Florida attending Robert E....
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Richard "Dick" Richardson

October 15, 1944 - October 2, 2019

Richard "Dick" Benson Richardson of Rising Sun, MD, age 74, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019. He was born in Rising Sun, MD on October 15, 1944 to the late Herbert C. Richardson, Sr. and Alice Jeanette (Burkins) Richardson. A Vietnam veteran, Dick proudly served the US Navy aboard the USS Oriskany. He was a member of the VFW Post 465 and American Legion Post 194, both in Rising Sun, also...
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Ronald Ewart Black

July 22, 1929 - September 30, 2019

Ronald Ewart Black Ronald Ewart Black, age 90 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on September 29, 2019. He was born on July 22, 1929 in Burlington, NC to the late Paul Ritchie Black and Thames (Apple) Black. Ronald graduated from Elon High School in North Carolina and later studied at Elon College where he received his AB degree. He furthered his education by obtaining his Master's Degree in...
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Robert Bob Erdman, Jr.

March 21, 1939 - September 28, 2019

Robert Forrest Erdman, Jr. "Bob", age 80 of North East, MD passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019. He was born on March 21, 1939 in Coatsville, PA to the late Robert Forrest Erdman, Sr. and Martha (Morgan) Erdman. Bob was a simple man who lived a simple life. He was a life-long boater who loved being on the water. His favorite bodies of water were the Chesapeake Bay and the North East...
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Franklin Eugene Holtman, Jr.

January 27, 1960 - September 24, 2019

Franklin, "Frank" Eugene Holtman, Jr., age 59 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was born on January 27, 1960 in Baltimore, MD to the late Franklin Eugene Holtman, Sr. and Janice Ann (Yeager) Holtman. Frank was very diverse in his range of activities. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, shooting guns with his sons, collecting antiques, and spending time in nature....
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Michael Doll, Sr.

November 15, 1958 - September 16, 2019

Michael "Mike" David Doll Sr., of Rising Sun, MD, age 60, passed away on Monday September 16, 2019. He was born on November 15, 1958 in Baltimore, MD to the late Warren T. Doll and Ida W. (Warfield) Doll. Mike worked for the Norfolk Southern Rail Road. for 30 years as a Train Inspector. His hobbies included fishing and boating throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Chincoteague. He had a passion...
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Dylan Michael Andreas Hendricks

May 5, 2000 - September 9, 2019

Dylan Michael Andreas Hendricks, age 19 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born in Baltimore, MD on May 5, 2000 to Joseph Ryan Dolly and Lee Ann (Hendricks) Dolly. Dylan had an innocent soul and the heart of a lion. He kept his family close and depended on them. Although he was severely disabled, Dylan left a huge impact on everyone. His family became better...
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Anne Boulden

April 3, 1939 - September 3, 2019

Anne T. Boulden, 80, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday Sept 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born on April 3, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. & Anna Mae Kline. Survivors include her husband of 51 yrs, Charlie Boulden; children Frank Lewis (Jeannie), Chuck Lewis, Teri Eckhart (Chuck), and Debbie Morgan (Keith Coulbourne), 11 grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren, as...
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Jerry Lee Howell

March 22, 1990 - September 3, 2019

Jerry Lee Howell of Elkton, MD, age 29, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born on March 22, 1990 in Elkins, West Virgina. Jerry worked as an installer for B&B Hardscaping. He enjoyed all outdoor activities including fishing, crabbing, hunting and camping. Jerry also liked spending time playing football. His most cherished time was spent with his family, who will...
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Donald Gene Ewing, Sr.

February 14, 1940 - August 25, 2019

Donald Gene Ewing, Sr. "Mickey", age 79 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Mickey was born on February 14, 1940 in Frostburg, MD to the late Sherman Everett Ewing and Anna May (Miller) Ewing. Mickey was a concrete contractor for 50 long, hardworking years. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved children and grandchildren and always attending their sporting events,...
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Charles Arthur Mars

April 18, 1944 - August 24, 2019

Charles Arthur Mars, "Charlie", age 75 of North East, MD passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. He was born on April 18, 1944 in North East, MD to the late Charles William Mars and Irene Mary (Collins) Mars. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman and handyman; he loved to garden where he tended his vegetables and always maintained a prestigious lawn. He was a great provider for his family and did...
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Melvin E. Wilson

January 17, 1937 - August 22, 2019

Melvin E. Wilson, age 82 of Rising Sun, MD went to be with His Lord on Thursday, August 22, 2019. He was born on January 17, 1937 in Perry Point, MD to the late Granville and Mable Wilson. Melvin began playing the piano as early as he could crawl up onto the piano bench. His love for music and his God-given talent for the piano was the focus of his life. When the family moved to Charlestown...
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Harry Wilson Bodine, Jr

September 1, 1958 - August 20, 2019

Harry Wilson Bodine Jr, age 60 of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Harry was born on September 1, 1958 in Dover, DE to the late Harry Wilson Bodine Sr. and Edith Elaine (Wichess) Bodine. Harry served in the Army for 3 years and the Air Force Reserves for 6 years. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. Harry liked fishing and enjoyed watching...
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Christopher Lee Little

February 8, 1971 - August 19, 2019

Christopher Lee Little, "Chris", age 48 of York, PA passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019. He was born on February 8, 1971 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Carroll Wayne Little and Barbara Lynn (Walker) Little. In his younger years, Chris was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting deer and fishing on the Susquehanna River. He enjoyed drinking and hanging out with his friends, which included his,...
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Ryan Cooling

August 3, 1974 - August 16, 2019

Ryan Allen Cooling Ryan Allen Cooling, age 45, of Elkton, MD died suddenly on August 16, 2019. He was born on August 3, 1974 in Havre De Grace, MD to Harold Cheyney Cooling and Terry Lee (McDaniel) Cooling Dunn. Ryan attended the Tome School for twelve years, he then graduated from Elkton High School class of 1992. Ryan attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Virginia Beach. Ryan played...
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Mary Katherine Crawford

August 15, 2019

Mary Katherine Crawford, age 38, passed away on August 15, 2019. She was born in Newport News, VA on March 25, 1981 to George Noel Crawford Sr. and the late Anita Lurline (Harris) Crawford. Mary was an honors student during her high school and college years ultimately graduating from Cecil Community College with her associate's degree in Nursing. Mary worked as a Registered Nurse at...
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Harlan Bernard Shaffer

March 24, 1931 - August 11, 2019

Harlan Bernard Shaffer, age 88, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019. He was born on March 24, 1931 in Freeport, WV to the late Emra Campbell Shaffer and Dorothy Gertrude (Mayle) Shaffer. Harlan served his country for 2 years in the Army. He was also a proud member of the National Rifles Association. Harlan enjoyed golfing along with gambling at the slot machines in...
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Michael Allen Letterman

February 3, 1965 - August 7, 2019

Michael Allen Letterman, age 54, departed this earth on, Wednesday, August 7, 2019. He was born in West Grove, PA on February 3, 1965 to Gerald D. Letterman and Joyce A. (Mullins) Letterman. Mike was the proud owner of Rising Sun Auto Sales for over 30 years. In his free time, Mike enjoyed buying, selling, and racing classic muscle cars, attending car shows, collecting guns and coins, and...
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Martha Ann Bussman

May 18, 1939 - August 7, 2019

Martha Ann Bussman, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. She was born in Rising Sun, MD on May 18, 1939 to the late Robert Harris Montgomery and Marian Elizabeth (White) Montgomery. Martha (Marcia) worked for the Maryland State Highway Administration as a supply clerk for 17 years before going on to work 15 years at Sun pharmacy as a greeter/clerk. She was a member of Rosebank...
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Erin Elizabeth Yale

April 14, 1981 - August 5, 2019

Erin Elizabeth Yale, age 38 of Abingdon, MD went into the arms of her Heavenly Father after a valiant fight with cancer on August 5, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 14, 1981 in Rising Sun, MD to Nancy Kay (Williams) Wiggins and the late Joseph Ellis Wiggins. Erin is survived by her loving husband of 10 years, Stephen Marshall Yale, Jr; daughter, Charlotte Adamarie...
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Rhonda Sue McPeak

August 19, 1970 - August 4, 2019

Rhonda Sue McPeak, age 48 of Williamsport, PA was tragically killed on Sunday, August 4, 2019. She was born on August 19, 1970 in Orlando, FL to the late Richard Cecil McPeak, Sr. and Ruth Ann (Christsen) McPeak. Rhonda was always there to help others in need. She enjoyed lending a helping hand to all. She loved her grandson, little Johnny and always made time to Face Time him, which she truly...
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Joan B. Eckman

August 25, 1946 - July 31, 2019

Joan B. Eckman, age 72, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. She was born in Elkton, MD on August 25, 1946 to the late Walter William Bryant and Hazel (Rice) Bryant. After graduating from Rising Sun High School, she attended Emilia's Hair Academy in Lancaster, PA in 1964. Afterwards, she worked in York, PA for 2 years at a salon. She then opened her own salon in Rising...
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Roy Dean Horton, "The HAMMER"

July 2, 1966 - July 30, 2019

Roy "HAMMER" Horton, age 53, of Conowingo, MD passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on July 30, 2019. Roy was born in Havre De Grace, MD on July 02, 1966 to Harry Thomas Horton and Shirley Ann (Pugh) Horton. Roy graduated from Rising Sun High School, MD in 1984. He worked at Pier 1 imports for 16 years in Aberdeen, MD. Roy enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and listening to...
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Helen Margaret "Peggy" Richardson (Williams)

March 16, 1942 - July 22, 2019

Helen Margaret "Peggy" (Williams) Richardson, age 77, of Conowingo, MD passed away July 22, 2019. Peggy was born in Maryland on March 16, 1942 to James, Sr. & Helen Williams. Peggy worked as a nurse's assistant for forty years at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Also working as a waitress at the Conowingo Diner and security at the Conowingo Dam. Peggy loved to help people, she enjoyed crafting,...
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Elizabeth "Betsy" Dollenger

November 20, 1935 - July 20, 2019

On July 20, Elizabeth Campbell Dollenger (Betsy) passed from this earth. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Dollenger, her parents James Cameron and Elizabeth McClung Pulsifer, her brothers Cy, Jack, and Earnest Pulsifer, and her beloved granddaughter Lily Dollenger. She is survived by her sons Dave and Stacie Dollenger of Rising Sun and Mike and Heather Dollenger of Woodbridge,...
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Dwayne Dayton Taylor

July 31, 1963 - July 15, 2019

Dwayne D. Taylor, age 55 of Rising Sun, MD passed away on July 15, 2019. He was born on July 31, 1963 in Havre de Grace, MD to Mary Christine (Oliver) Major. Dwayne graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1981. He was employed by Southern States Petroleum and worked as a delivery truck driver for 30 years. Dwayne loved spending time with family and friends.. He enjoyed camping in Western, MD,...
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