July 21, 2006
On July 18, 2006, GARY D. SWANEY, born October 21, 1932, in Haydentown, PA; father of Yvette Gifford, Eric and Lance Swaney and Celeste Borne; grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of three. Also survived by many friends and aquaintences. Services at Donaldson Funeral Home, 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel, MD, on Saturday at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201. (704) 401-2432.
July 24, 2004
On July 23, 2004, JOYCEMAE I. COOK; beloved wife of the late Clarence Cook. Surviving are son Ray, daughters Susana Landers, Juanita Van Scheetz, Cinda Gump, and Rebecca Pruitt; sister Mable Braune. Also survived by fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services on Tuesday, at 11 A.M. from Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis Street, Westminster. Burial in Lakeview Memorial Park. Visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Contributions to Billy Graham Crusade, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201 or Carroll Hospice, 95 Carroll Street, Westminster, 21157.
June 19, 2007
On June 17, 2007, KAREN R. DAY-CHAMBERS, of Bel Air, went to her heavenly home; beloved wife of Gary L. Chambers, devoted mother of Ryan C. & Brooke T. Day; adored daughter of Orville D., Jr., and Phyllis A. Stewart; dear sister of Kelly L. Stewart-Mason; loving granddaughter of Ida Stewart and the late Orville D. Stewart, Sr. and Dorothy and Gordon Schafer. Family and friends will honor Karen's life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services - Bel Air, 3 Newport Dr., (Rts.
July 7, 2006
Three years after a group of local Christians first talked about inviting the Rev. Franklin Graham to preach in Baltimore, tens of thousands of people are expected at Camden Yards this weekend for three days of music, prayer and preaching. The Metro Maryland Festival is aimed at winning what Graham's ministry calls "decisions for Christ." "What we're trying to do is get people to come to have a genuine relationship with the lord," said Mount Pleasant Church Bishop Clifford M. Johnson Jr., a member of the committee that has brought Graham to Baltimore.
July 6, 2006
CHRISTIAN FESTIVAL The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will hold the Metro Maryland Festival tomorrow through Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The event includes music by American Idol finalist George Huff, Andrae Crouch and Randy Travis, as well as speeches from Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son. Billy Graham will also speak, health permitting. Saturday morning features KidzFest. ....................... The festival events are at 7 p.m. tomorrow, 7 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday . KidzFest will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
November 8, 2008
Billy Graham would like to pray with Obama CHARLOTTE, N.C.: Billy Graham's work as a pastor to presidents is coming to an end, but he is praying for Barack Obama as the nation's next leader begins his work, Graham's son said yesterday on the ailing evangelist's 90th birthday. Franklin Graham said in an interview that his father's mind remains sharp even as his body continues to fail. But the preacher who has counseled every president beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower is not in line to mentor Obama.