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Paula Mccall

Oct 03, 1942 - Dec 06, 2023

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Smithsburg, MD

Paula Kay (Kipe) Ausherman-McCall passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023 following a short illness at the age of 81 years. Kay is survived by her husband, Thomas R. McCall; Her children, Kim Toms (Larry), Gene Ausherman (Tanya), Dawn Paitsel (JR), David McCall (Eva), Douglas McCall (Hollie) and Sara McCall; 9 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, and one on the way; One brother, Walter Michael Kipe (Kris); 1 Aunt, Bonita Huff; Cousin, John Huff and his son, Jack Huff. Kay was born to parents Ma...Read More

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Lori Jean Gudgeon (nee Crouse)

Apr 10, 1959 - Feb 20, 2024

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Smithsburg, MD

Lori Jean Gudgeon (nee Crouse) joined her Heavenly Father on the evening of Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 at the age of 64. Born in Hagerstown, MD on April 10th, 1959 to Richard M Crouse and Delores (nee Valentine), Lori was a loving wife of 43 years to Lindsey Gudgeon and affectionate mother to Jeremy (Kendra) and Lynnsay (Benjamin Erskine). Lori fought powerfully for 6 years against Ovarian Cancer. Lori grew up in Hagerstown and then Boonsboro, MD. Attending Boonsboro High (class of 1977), she was Co-Captain of the cheerleading team, engaged in several school clubs, and an active performer in talent show competitions. Joining "Up With People" from 1978-1979, Lori toured through the U.S. and into Mexico and South America showcasing her beautiful singing abilities. Lori married Lindsey in 1980, having met 2 years earlier when requesting his assistance with moving a large(!) piano for her upcoming show. While raising her children, Jeremy and Lynnsay, Lori perfected her gardening and crafting skills, fashioning creative items for sale at local shops and teaching courses at HCC. An avid camper and outdoor enthusiast, Lori loved time spent outdoors with family - especially later in life with her two grandchildren, Scott and Brieanna Erskine. Creating what was referred to as "Camp NanaPapPap” (an endearing way to optimize time with Scott and Brieanna each year), she planned, hosted, and coveted moments in their company. Everyone who knew Lori knew her strong faith in God. Through acts of kindness; loving messages; bible studies/small groups; leading and performing songs at church; and everyday interactions; Lori shined her love of God for all the world to see. Lori is preceded in death by her Grandparents, Carl and Stella Valentine and Richard Sr. and Meda Crouse; and father, Richard M. Crouse. She is survived by her Mother, Delores Huffer (nee Valentine); Dad, Delbert Huffer; Step-mother, Joyce Crouse; Sisters Karen Smith (David), Teresa Shifler, and Kimberly Huffer; loving in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Details regarding a celebration of life will be shared with friends and family in coming weeks. The family kindly requests that flowers or donations be paused until that time. Arrangements were made with J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences can be offered on www.jldavisfh.com.

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Craig A. Stevens

Mar 14, 1956 - Feb 05, 2024

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Smithsburg, MD

Craig A. Stevens, 67, of Smithsburg, Maryland passed away peacefully at his home on February 5, 2024. Born March 14, 1956, in Waynesboro, PA he was the son of Terry Stevens and the late Doris (Bachtell) Stevens. He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School Class of 1974. He is survived by his father, brothers, Brian Stevens and Lance Stevens (Brandi), sisters, Lori Stevens, and Carrie Dayhoff, and several nieces and nephews. A Graveside service will be held on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 11 am at Smithsburg Cemetery with Pastor Virgil Cain officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences can be offered at www.jldavisfh.com.

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Laura Jo Smith

Jul 29, 1952 - Jan 20, 2024

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Smithsburg, MD

Laura Jo Smith, age 71, passed away peacefully at her home on January 20th surrounded by family. Laura was married to her high school sweetheart, Jim Smith, for 48 years. Along with her husband, she is survived by her daughters Jaime Mott and Jenna Smith, son-in-law Brian Mott, and grandkids Hayleigh and Sydney Mott and Kayden Smith. She is also survived by her sisters Judy Cadwell, Jeri Lyn Kober, and Jeanne Coley, as well as her loving brothers-in-law and many cherished nieces and nephews. Laura was born on July 29, 1952, to Jerrold Lee and Mary Lou Wise. She spent her childhood in Meadville, PA until they moved to Germantown, MD when she was in 8th grade. She graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1970 and attended Georgetown University where she studied radiology. She worked as an X-ray technician for some time before transitioning to a career at C&P/Bell Atlantic/Verizon. After retiring from the phone company, she began working for Montgomery County Public Schools where she brought a smile to the faces of all her students, parents, and staff. Laura was a social butterfly and truly loved interacting with everyone she came into contact with. Family was the most important thing to Laura. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she loved them more than anything. She could often be found sharing their pictures and bragging about them to anyone who would listen. She gave the best hugs and always knew how to make everyone feel loved. Her loss leaves a giant hole in all of our hearts. Laura’s final wishes were for her family to gather for a private celebration of life to share stories and reminisce, therefore we will not be having a public service. If you’d like to pay your respects by making a donation in her name, she was a supporter of both Children’s National Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and would surely appreciate any contributions made to either one.

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Dorin Clayton Cole

Feb 24, 1940 - Jan 07, 2024

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Smithsburg, MD

Dorin Clayton Cole, 83, of Smithsburg MD, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 7, 2024. Born February 24, 1940, in Waynesboro, PA, he was the son of the late Ida Hawbaker. He was a proud member of the United States Air Force. Dorin and his late wife, Connie Cole, celebrated over 40 happily married years together. He was a devoted father, husband, and grandfather. In addition to his mother and wife, Dorin is preceded in death by his boxers' “girls” Sierre, Cheyanne, Spirt and Patches. Dorin loved his family, sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his grandpup, Stevie Lee.

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Kenneth L. Williams

Jul 12, 1935 - Dec 25, 2023

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Smithsburg, MD

Kenneth L. Williams, age 88, of Smithsburg, MD, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, December 25, 2023 at Creekside Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. After suffering a stroke in April of 2021, Kenny had been a resident at the center for the past two and a half years. Born July 12, 1935 in Sharpsburg, MD, he was the son of the late Paul R. and Eva Irene Taylor Williams. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Connie Lee Williams. Kenny worked at Jamison’s Cold Storage, Maryland Correctional Training Center, and the Gowen Mobil Service, where he drove a mail transport truck. He is survived by his son, Michael R. Williams and his wife, Jan, of Woodbridge, VA; his daughter, Kendra K. Kaetzel and her husband, Mark, of Rohrersville; five wonderful grandchildren; and four special great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Eugene Williams; and his son, Brett Kenneth Williams. A visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and then a receiving of friends, with the family present, from 6 to 8 p.m. will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at the funeral home in Boonsboro. Pastor Twyla Rowe will officiate. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Sharpsburg. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made, in Kenny’s memory, to the Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.

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Jane Fox

Feb 04, 1967 - Dec 18, 2023

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Smithsburg, MD

Jane Durkin Fox RN passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on December 18 after a courageous battle with uterine cancer. Born February 4,1967 to Jeremiah Durkin and the late Katherine Durkin, Jane was a 1988 graduate of the Concord Hospital School of Nursing (NH) and spent 36 years of her life caring for others as the best nurse she could be. Jane is survived by her children Kaylyn and Jeremy Fox, sisters Katherine and Deborah, brother Jeremiah, nieces Shandiin and Morgan, nephew Chris and his wife Olivia, great nephew Alex and great nieces Alexis and Katherine. Jane was blessed to have many friends whom she loved dearly, none more so than her other half Carol Dexter. Jane would like to thank her St. Anne's family for their love and support always. God blessed her the day she walked thru their doors. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, December 23 at 10am at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Smithsburg, MD followed by lunch in the Parrish Hall. In lieu of flowers Jane asked for contributions to assist her children with costs. A GoFundMe has been set up: https://gofund. me/183e7e58

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Norma Sprenkle

Nov 01, 1936 - Dec 12, 2023

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Smithsburg, MD

Norma J. Sprenkle, 87, of Waynesboro, PA, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Menno Haven Memory Care, Chambersburg, PA. Born November 1, 1936, in Smithsburg, MD, she was one of four daughters to the late Clarence Frey and Mae (Miller) Frey. As a teenager she worked in the orchards in Smithsburg, MD. She married her late husband, Stanley F. Sprenkle on March 20, 1960. She worked at the lumber yard of Waynesboro, PA, for 25 years where she retired. Norma worked with her late husband Stanley on Stans Sandwich truck serving customer in Waynesboro, PA. She was a member of the Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg, MD. In addition to her parents and husband, Norma is preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Fogal, sisters, Virginia Talley of Sinton Texas, Eveylen Warner of Waynesboro, PA, and Fae Barnhart of Clear Spring, MD. Norma is survived by her three grandchildren, Jeffrey Bryon (Naomi), Stephanie Bryon (Darnell), and Keona Fogle (Joey), four great-grandchildren, Hunter Green, Saniyah Johnson, Desmond Johnson, and Lucille Fogle, and two nephews, Wayne Barnhart and Tim Barnhart. Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 18, 2023, at 11:00 am at Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg Rd, Smithsburg, MD, officiated by Reverend Mike Kenney. Family will receive friends prior to service from 10:00-11:00 am at the church. Donations can be made to Welty Church of the Brethren, Smithsburg, MD. Arrangements were made by J. L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences can be offered at www. jldavisfh. com.

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Lillian Distin

Oct 06, 1933 - Dec 11, 2023

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Smithsburg, MD

Lillian Bernice Distin, age 90, of Smithsburg, MD peacefully passed away at her home on Monday November 11, 2023. Ms. Lillian was born on October 16, 1933, in Ury West Virginia to Charles Hensley and Nora Gross. Lillian Distin was a devoted and loving person. She worked for the A&P Grocery Co. for many years, she also worked for 28 years for the United States Postal Service, and for Montgomery County Public School Board for several years. She enjoyed reading, talking with Family and Friends, and her sweets! She was preceded in death by son's Timothy Alan Distin and David A. Distin, great-grandson Declan Conner McCreary. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Gregory Dale Brown; Thomas Wayne Distin and wife Pam; and Dennis Ray Distin; Mary Jill McCreary and husband James; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Services will be held Sunday December 17, 2023, 3 PM until 5 PM at J. L. Davis Funeral Home, 12525 Bradbury Ave, Smithsburg, MD. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, WV, Monday, December 18, 2023, 1pm. Online condolences can be offered at www. jldavisfh. com.

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Stefen Berry

Sep 06, 1970 - Nov 29, 2023

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Smithsburg, MD

Stefen "Lance" Berry passed from this life on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at the age of 53. Born September 6, 1970, he was the son of Gwendolyn M. Hall and Kenneth D. Berry. Lance was a mason by trade, working for several masonry companies in MD, PA and ND. He also owned and operated Rustic Stone Creations in addition to doing carpentry work for his uncle. Lance enjoyed attending his children's sporting events, golfing with his buddies, the outdoors and listening to music. He was an avid San Francisco 49ers and Giants fan. He had a great sense of humor and was a great cook. His big heart and kind soul will be dearly missed and forever remembered in the hearts of his family and friends. In addition to his parents, Lance is survived by his children, of whom he was very proud of, son, Keaton G. Berry; twin daughters, Marlee A. Berry and Makena M. Berry, his long-time partner, Lisa Harshman and her children, Bryce Byers, Luna Jackson, granddaughter, Athena Sensenig, uncle, Jack D. Hall Jr; aunt Linda Hall; stepmother, Mary Berry and half-sisters, Caitlyn Barnhart, Amanda Demine, Jessica Butler and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Lance was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack D. and Eleanor Jean Hall, his uncle Dan S. Hall, and infant son, Hunter Berry. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements were made with J. L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, and online condolences can be offered at www. jldavisfh. com.

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Delmas Knight

Feb 23, 1950 - Dec 05, 2023

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Smithsburg, MD

Delmas "Lonzo" Dean Knight, 73, of Dargan, MD, passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his beloved family, Tuesday, December 5, 2023. He was a graduate of Boonsboro High School, class of 1968. Lonzo retired from Eastalco. He was an avid card, pool and shuffleboard player. He loved riding motorcycles and traveling in his RV making many trips near and far. He enjoyed watching football and spending time with family and friends whom he held dear. Lonzo was a member of Amvets, Post 10 and The Little Club in Hagerstown, American Legion Post 211 in Funkstown, The Redman Club Lodge 84 in Williamsport, and The Moose Club #948 of Charlestown, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents Peggy and Donald Myers; Siblings, Regina and D. B. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette (Peachie) Knight; 3 children, Sandy Christy (Bob), Debbie May (Kevin), Judy Feaster (Randy); 5 Grandchildren, Tara Kephart, Olivia Morris (Feaster), Jakob Feaster, Sarah Snellings, Emily Snellings; and 1 Great Grandchild, Benjamin Pepple. Other cherished family and friends; Gary and Adeline Getridge, Randy Knight, Eddie Lapole, Allan Heuer, Kim and Dale Strite. A private celebration of life and burial will be held at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1710 Underpass Way, Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or to the John R. Marsh Cancer Center, 11116 Medical Campus Rd. , Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742. Arrangements were made with J. L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, and online condolences can be offered at www. jldavisfh. com.

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