Mount Airy


February 09, 1992|By These obituaries were provided by area funeral homes. If informationabout someone in your family who has passed away hasn't been published, please call Amy Miller or Mary Gail Hare at 876-8771, 857-0550 or1-800-829-8000, Ext. 6595; you also may FAX your information to us at 876-0233.

EMMITSBURG — Mary Ann Sanders, 44, an employee of Moore's Business Forms in Thurmont, Frederick County, died Wednesday at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital. Anative of Gettysburg, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Cecile Reese Sanders. A member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church here, she is survived by her grandmother, Sarah Sanders of Frederick; three brothers, Charles F. Sanders of Taneytown, James E. Sanders of Iowa City, Iowa, and Gary J. Sanders of here; a number of nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, John W. Adams of here.

DATELINE: Hagerstown

Elizabeth F. Menges Smith, 91, a 1921 graduate of Hood College, died Tuesday at the Homewood Retirement Center in Frederick. A graduate of Spring Grove (Pa.) High School, she also received a master's degree from the Leland Powers School of Dramatic Arts in Boston. A member of Chataqua Theatre Productions, she presented children and adult theater on the East Coast and gave private lessons in elocution, public speaking and drama. The wife of the late Rev. Nevin E. Smith, she and her husband had served United Church of Christ churches in Evans City and Hanover, Pa., and Westminster before retiring to Hagerstown. A member of Salem Reformed United Church of Christ here, she is survived by 12 nieces and nephews and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to Hood College Class of 1921 Alumni Fund, Frederick, Md. 21701.

DATELINE: Hampstead

Aaron D. Ditzel, infant son of Joseph and Beverly Feit Ditzel, died Thursdayat Sinai Hospital, Baltimore. Survivors include grandparents, Edwardand Patricia Ditzel of Dundalk, Baltimore County, and Irvin and Margery Feit of Randallstown, Baltimore County; great-grandparents, Rebecca Feit Rosenthal of Pikesville, and Albert and Margery Morris of England.

Charles W. Creager, 83, husband of Hallie E. Creager, died Wednesday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. A former school bus contractor for Frederick and Carroll counties, he was a retired U.S. government security guard. He was a life member of Grace Rocky Hill Lutheran Church in Woodsboro, Frederick County, a member of the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co., Dulles International Airport Police Association and U.S. Special Police Atomic EnergyRecreation and Welfare Association. Survivors include a daughter, Christie Sue Creager of Randallstown, Baltimore County; a son, Charles W. Creager Jr. of Clay City, Ky.; nieces, Pauline Cosgrove of Buckeystown, Frederick County, and Joann Meitzler of Frederick; and nephew, Dr. Allen Creager of Finksburg. Memorial contributions may be made tothe Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 44, Mount Airy, Md. 21771.

DATELINE: Reisterstown

William E. Tunney III, 59, husband of Jean Santhin Tunney, died Wednesday at home. A U.S. Army veteran, he was president of Henry Albert Jr. and Co. Inc. Survivors include sons, William E. Tunney IV of Hampstead and Joseph J. Tunney of here; sister, Sue Harmon, of Pikesville, Baltimore County; brother, Michael Tunney of Sykesville; and four grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Bradley W. Wilson, 86, aretired chief engineer for St. Mary's Industrial School, died Wednesday at Sykesville Eldercare Center. The son of the late Samuel and Ursula Wilson, he was born Oct. 17, 1904. He is survived by a daughter,Dorothy Harry of here; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Ella H. Barnes, 79, died Jan. 31 in Texas. Born in New Windsor, she was the wife of the late Evan G. Barnes, who died in 1959. A registered nurse, she was a former nursing instructor at Texarkana College. She belonged to First Baptist Church, Wake Village,Texas. Survivors include sons, James O. Barnes of San Antonio, Texas, and Edward H. Barnes of Fort Smith, Ark.; sisters, Catherine Shipley, Margaret Bair and Mary Stack, all of Westminster, and Dorothy Wroten of Manchester; brothers, Walter T. Haines, James D. Haines and Gordon E. Haines, all of Westminster; and seven grandchildren.


Harrison M. Ethridge, 58, died Tuesday at his home. Hehad a bachelor of arts degree from Millsap College, a master's degree in history from the University of Richmond and a doctorate from Catholic University. He was a professor of history at Catonsville Community College and was active in the capital planning of the new CarrollCommunity College campus. Survivors include his mother, Pauline Mosley Ethridge of Petersburg, Va.; brother, Paul R. Ethridge of here; sister, Jacqueline Ethridge of Richmond, Va.; uncle, Edward Ethridge ofGeorgia; a friend, Cleveland Mosby; and several cousins.

DATELINE: Westminster

Matthew Wayne Parsons, 22, son of Charles H. and Cecilia Ann Chapman Parsons, died Monday at his home. A native of BaltimoreCounty, he is also survived by his brother, Mark D. Parsons of here,and his grandmothers, Doris H. Chapman and Lydia E. Sowers, both of Elkins, W.Va.

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