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    Louise B. Melnick

    Cumberland – Louise B. Melnick, 94, of Cumberland, passed away June 17, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Roy Vernon Garlitz and Goldie Cecelia Shears. Born in Kingwood, Preston, West Virginia and later moving to Cumberland, Maryland with her parents. She attended Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, later marrying and moving to Baltimore, where she worked at Lord Baltimore Press many years before retiring. She returned to Cumberland following the death of her husband, Andrew “Tony” Melnick to be with family. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She resided at the Allegany Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past 13 months. She was…

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    Bertha Ethel (Brant) Liller

    Funeral service for Bertha Ethel (Brant) Liller, age 95, of Nocona will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Scott Funeral Home in Saint Jo, TX. Bertha was born March 30, 1924 in Cumberland, Maryland, to Herbert Lester Brant and Lillian Zembower Brant. Bertha married Ernest Mitchell on May 17, 1941. Together, they had two daughters before he lost his life April 14, 1945 while serving our country in World War II. October 25, 1955, Bertha married Elmo Liller. They enjoyed 45 years of marriage before his passing in 2001. Bertha retired in 1996 after working her entire adult life as a beautician. Immediately after her…

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    Rita Ann Davis

    Cumberland—Rita Ann Davis, 86, of Cumberland, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at her home. Born in Cumberland, MD, on February 20, 1933, she was the adopted daughter of the late Edward and Jeanette (Twigg) Wheeler.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. “Duke” Davis, Sr.; their infant son, Walter L. Davis, Jr.; grandson, Bryan P. McDermott; sister, Dorothy Taylor; and adopted daughter, Shirley Davis. Rita was a graduate of Ursuline Academy class of 1951. She was dietary aide at Frostburg Village Nursing Home and Lions Manor Nursing Home.  Most of all, she was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Rita…

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    Renee’ M. Conway

    Renee’ M. Conway, 56, of Middletown, Maryland, passed away peacefully in her home on June 14, 2019, after taking her life.  She was born on October 10, 1962 in Cumberland, Maryland to Charles and Nina Conway.  She leaves behind many loved ones, including her only child, Chelsea Naegele, 29, of Middletown, Maryland and husband Joe Naegele, 31, of Middletown, Maryland and her only two grandchildren: Anna Renee’ Naegele, 2 years old, and Guy Joseph Naegele, 5 months old. Renee’ was a special person.  Anyone who met her felt like they knew her immediately.  She would do anything, without hesitation, for the ones she loved.  She truly loved her friends and…

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    Judith Ann Layton-Stewart “Judy”

    Judith Ann Layton-Stewart “Judy”, 65, of Cumberland MD, died Sunday June 16, 2019, at Western Maryland Health System. Born on August 20, 1953, in Cumberland MD, she was the daughter of the late Clyde E. Layton Sr., and the late Elizabeth E. Bittinger, Cumberland MD. Judith was also preceded in death of: James “Uncle Jim” Layton, Cumberland, MD, Brother Clyde E. Layton Jr., Cumberland, MD, Sister Virginia Mayhew, Westernport, MD, sister Rebecca Harris,of Florida.  Brother-n-law; William Hare Sr.; niece Lisa Kennell. Judith is survived by; Daughter Tina Lindner and partner Ronald Eversole: Springfield, WV.  Grandson Jeremia Abe and great grandson Elijah Abe, Cumberland, MD, Granddaughter Kayla Abe and partner Kyle…

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    Virgil Raymond Twigg

    CUMBERLAND – Virgil Raymond Twigg, 84, went to his eternal rest with his Lord and Savior on June 18, 2019, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Virgil, the first born child of Norman Twigg and Marie (Stallings) Twigg, was born in Spring Gap, MD, on September 6, 1934. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Ruth Twigg; and his brother, William “Billy” Twigg. A 1952 graduate of Fort Hill High School, Virgil continued his education in banking and worked in that field for over a decade before switching to life insurance, and finally to real estate. Virgil was the owner of Twigg Realty for over…

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    Jake Adam Sawyers

    Jake Adam Sawyers passed away on June 17, 2019, at his home in Cumberland, MD. He was 46. Jake was born on August 28, 1972, in Preston, Idaho, to Michael Anthony Sawyers and Sandra Ann (Fraley) Sawyers. Jake was a naturally gifted athlete, good at everything he tried. He was a star athlete at Bishop Walsh High School, where he graduated in 1990, lettering in soccer and baseball all four years. For fun, he even ran cross country and bowled. After Bishop Walsh, he graduated from Garrett Community College in 1992 with an Associate degree. He moved on to West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of…

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    Dr. Robert Duggan

    CUMBERLAND – Dr. Robert Duggan, 82, of Cumberland, and New Port Richey, Florida, passed away May 17, 2019, at the Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point, Florida. Born in Buffalo, New York, he was the 6th of 17 children, born to the late Edward and Loretta (Gormley) Duggan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Edward “Marty” Duggan, Rita Snyder, Geraldine “Gerry” Damba, Elizabeth “Betty” Duggan, Mary Dix, and James Duggan. Bob was a graduate of Bishop Timon High School in Buffalo. Following high school, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Canisius College, also in Buffalo. Following college,…

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    Nancy Ellen Weisenmiller

    Cumberland—Nancy Ellen Weisenmiller, 61, of Cumberland, passed away at the Cumberland Health Care Center. Born in Cumberland, on June 16, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward “Ned” and Juanita (Rader) Weisenmiller, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jeffery L. Weisenmiller; and niece, Gretchen Weisenmiller Nancy was a graduate of Bishop Walsh High School, class of 1976.  Following high school, she attended Allegany College of Maryland, where she received her Associates of Arts Degree in Mental Health Studies. Later, Nancy received her Bachelor’s Degree from Norwich University in Vermont. Nancy was employed at the Brandenburg Center, Finan Center, Victor…

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    Sophia Elizabeth Kinney

    Sophia Elizabeth Kinney, 15 days old, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. A private family viewing will be held at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., on Monday, June 17, 2019.

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    Brandon Chrisler Stewart

    CUMBERLAND – Brandon Chrisler Stewart, 38, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019. In accordance with his wishes, Brandon’s body was cremated. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 11 a.m. to noon. A memorial service will immediately follow at noon.

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    Reverend Rodney Lee Casteel, Sr.

    The Reverend Rodney Lee Casteel, Sr., 89, of Cumberland, Maryland, went home to be with the Lord, whom he faithfully served, and reunited with his wife, Ida, on June 7, 2019. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Scarpelli Funeral Home on Virginia Avenue. The Rev. Franklin Bishop and The Rev. Donna Leatherman will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 PM prior to the service at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Rodney was born in Terra Alta, West Virginia on November 10, 1929 and raised in Baltimore Maryland. He was married to Ida Miriam Duvall on June 27, 1948. Rodney graduated from Southwestern Bible College, Oklahoma…

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    Lou Wella (Metheny) Thompson

    CUMBERLAND – Lou Wella (Metheny) Thompson, 91, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Cumberland Healthcare Center. Born on April 6, 1928, in Kingwood, WV, she was the daughter of the late Bessie (Taylor) and Okey Metheny. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Thompson; brother, David Metheny; and sister, Pauline Matthews and husband Oliver. She attended elementary school in Terra Alta, WV prior to moving to Cumberland, where she attended Fort Hill High School. Returning to Terra Alta, she graduated from Terra Alta High School. Mrs. Thompson also attended Tri-State Beauty Academy, Cumberland. She married Jack Thompson…

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    William Jeffrey “Jeff” Hutt

    Ridgeley, WV— William Jeffrey “Jeff” Hutt, 62, of Ridgeley, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his home. Born September 6, 1956, he was the son of William G. “Bill” Hutt and the late Katherine (Mock) Hutt. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Kay (Grimm) Hutt; and his grandmother, Mary Gladys Hutt. Jeff was a graduate of Ridgeley High School. After graduation, he drove test cars for ABL for many years. Later, he drove as a cab driver for Queen City Taxi. He appreciated people, especially his large family, who he enjoyed sharing stories about. He was an avid Steelers…

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    Robert E. Scarcelli

    GREENCASTLE, PA – Robert E. Scarcelli, 81, of Greencastle, PA, and former Allegany County, MD educator, died peacefully on June 2, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living in Hagerstown while also under the care of Washington County Hospice. Born November 19, 1937 in Eckhart Mines (near Frostburg), he was the youngest of the three sons of Frank and Kathleen Johnson Scarcelli. After his 1955 graduation from Beall High School, he proudly served his three year enlistment in the U.S. Navy with most of that time aboard the USS Salem, the flagship of the Sixth Fleet based in the Mediterranean with the Admiral onboard. It is interesting to note that all three…

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    Paul L. “Itty Bitty” Cage, Sr.

    Oldtown—Paul L. “Itty Bitty” Cage, Sr., 79, of Oldtown, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Western Maryland Health System Regional Medical Center. Born in Cumberland, MD, on November 17, 1939, he was the son of the late Leoda (Brooks) and Pat Cage. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Jean (Reiner) Cage; grandson, Robert Paul Cage; and several brothers and sisters. Paul attended Oldtown High school. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Army. Paul was employed at the Celanese Fiber Corporation, and Chemtron, which was the former Coppers Plant in Greenspring, WV. Later, Paul was…

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    Charles Warren “Charlie” Garber

    Cumberland—Charles Warren “Charlie” Garber, 73, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Western Maryland Health System Regional Medical Center. Born in South River, NJ, Charlie was the son of the late Cleland and Elizabeth Garber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Hardy. Charlie was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, NC.  Following high school, he learned the Drafting trade, and became a construction engineering draftsman, working for the Bechtel Corporation. Charlie was a sailor who sailed around the world. He also served on the USS Comfort Hospital Ship that was based in Baltimore, MD. After his…

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    Peggy Jane (Yutzy) Grimes

    CUMBERLAND – Peggy Jane (Yutzy) Grimes, 89, of Cumberland, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Cumberland Healthcare Center. Born July 10, 1929, she was the daughter of late Henry and Edith Margaret (Minerd) Yutzy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Michael Clair Grimes; brother, Henry Yutzy; sister, Betty Wheeler; and grandson, Freddie McDaniel. Ms. Grimes was a homemaker, and a former employee of Royal Dairy as well as Rosenbaum’s Department Store. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Surviving are daughters, Peggy Jo Beeseck and husband Jim, Milderdale, WV, and Bonnie Kay Ackerman and husband Floyd, Short Gap, WV;…