ELDERSBURG — John G. Harrod Sr., 32, died Monday at his home. He was the son of Robert C. and Kathryn Harig Harrod of Sykesville and the husband of Stacey Skipper Harrod. A foreman of Picarelli Quarries, he also was an avid hunter and fisherman. Additional survivors include a son, John Harrod II of Eldersburg; daughters Brandy of Westminster and Rachel Skipper of Eldersburg; brothers Robert C. Jr. and Michael A. Harrod, both of Sykesville, and Mark E. Harrod of Aberdeen, and a sister, Deborah A. King of Baltimore. Friends may call at the Haight Funeral Home, Sykesville from 6 to 8 p.m. today, when services will take place.
Steven Carbaugh Myers, 37, a Pennsylvania resident, died Sunday at Gettysburg Hospital. Survivors include brothers Richard Carbaugh of Westminster, Preston Carbaugh of New Windsor, Donald Carbaugh of Emmitsburg and James Carbaugh Hanover, Pa.; sisters Vada May of Westminster, Ruth Davis of Union Bridge, Hattie Eckenrode of Frederick, and Anna Staley, Elizabeth Clagett and Rosalie Schaeffer, all of Pennsylvania; foster parents Maxine and Fred Myers of Gettysburg and Bob and Anne McLean, also of Gettysburg. Graveside services will ++ be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fairfield Union Cemetery, Fairfield, Pa.
Nikal Kaylah Geelhaar, 17 months, died Friday as a result of an accident. She was the daughter of Timothy and Sheila Merryman Geelhaar. Also surviving are grandparents Bill and Betty Merryman and Ferdinand and Vanessa East III, all of Hampstead; great- grandparents Georgie Merryman of Hampstead, Theresa Gover of Finksburg, Amelia Williams of Laurel and Ferdinand and Patricia East II of Pikesville.
Brian E. "Barney" Barnes, 39, died Sunday at Carroll CountGeneral Hospital as the result of an accident. He was the son of Wilford and Lavina Reed Barnes and the husband of Jennifer DePaula Barnes. A graduate of North Carroll High School, he had worked as a surveyor for the state. Additional survivors include a sister, Cheryl B. DeVilbiss of Finksburg; and a maternal grandmother, Edith Reed of Manchester. Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Eline Funeral Home, 934 S. Main St. The family requests memorial contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3239 Carrollton Road, where he was a member.
William L. Blevins Sr., 63, died Thursday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Gladys Anderson Blevins. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the DAV. He owned B & M Electrical Motor Repair. Additional survivors include a daughter, Karen M. Ketterman of Westminster; sons William L. Blevins Jr. of York, Pa., Ronald T. Blevins of Taneytown, David Blevins of Georgia and Timothy Blevins of Millers; sisters Delores Davis and Ethel Carico, both of Virginia, and Ruby Hicks of Indiana; brothers Vernie Jr. of Indiana, Thomas of Virginia and Ernest Blevins of Michigan; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family requests memorial contributions to Calvary Bible Church, 2447 Hampstead-Mexico Road, where he was a member.
Earl B. "Pinky" Tyler, 27, died July 15 in a car accident in Connecticut. He was the son of Richard B. and Bernice Hammond Tyler of Mount Airy. He had worked as an installer for Oster Pools. Additional survivors include a daughter, Ashley Tyler of Gaithersburg; fiancee, Dawn Goff of Frederick; brothers Melvin Tyler and Richard Dorsey of Frederick and Anthony Tyler of Mount Airy; maternal grandmother, Bernetta Hammond of Westminster; and paternal great-grandmother, Oly Tyler of Mount Airy.
William David Hooper, 68, died Friday at Carroll County General Hospital. He was the husband of Hilda Garver Hooper. Additional survivors include a daughter, Judith Covell of New Windsor; sisters Thelma McClelland of Reese and Loretta Schaefer, Nettie Schaefer, Hellen Dellospedale, Mae McKinney and Shirley Tipton, all of Westminster; brothers Clifford Hooper of Westminster, Herman Hooper of Hampstead and Donald Hooper of Easton, Pa.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Gerald W. Gobrecht, 88, of Baltimore County, died July 15 at Long View Nursing Home, Manchester. A men's clothing salesman for Bond Clothing Co., he is survived by his wife, Margaret Worrell Gobrecht; a daughter, Jeanne G. Gloss of Westminster; a son, Gerry R. Gobrecht of Reisterstown; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Arnold J. Parrish, 75, of Virginia, died July 14 at his son's Sykesville home. Survivors are sons, Gerald L. and Arthur L. Parrish of New Windsor, Arnold D. Parrish of Sykesville, Kenneth J. Parrish of Westminster, and Charles K. Parrish of Mount Airy; daughter, Glenda C. Parrish of Baltimore County; three brothers; one sister; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.