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William Howell Graf

Died peacefully on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Bill, as he was known to friends and family, was born in Elmsford, New York November 2, 1928 to Maximillian Joseph and Eva Viola Graf. He is survived by his sister Babara Pratt, his brother Max J. Graf, III, his brother and sister-in-law Charles and Audrey Graf, his four children, Jennie Broadwell, Bill Graf, Jr., Kim DiBiasio and Mary Logan, their respective spouses Ed Broadwell, Kate Graf, Mark DiBiasio, and Tom Logan, as well as his 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He spent his life building and improving homes in the area where he lived, and devoted years of his time in support of the Boyds Presbyterian Church as a member and trustee and in this way touched many, many people of the community.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Boyds Presbyterian Church, Saturday, August 23, 2014, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, Maryland, with a graveside service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in his name to the Boyds Presbyterian Church.




John William Shawver

John W. Shawver, 65, of Dickerson, MD, died on August 1, 1014.
Born on September 14, 1948 in Frederick, MD he was the son of the late Audry J. and Carrie (Steele) Shawver, Sr.
Surviving are his two brothers, Audry J. Shawver, Jr. of Dickerson, Charles F. Shawver of Frederick and one sister, Barbara A. Edwards of New York.
Inurnment will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.



William H. Hagar

On Sunday, June 15, 2014, William H. Hagar of Boyds, MD; husband of the late Judith S. Hagar; father of Christina Barnhard and Deborah Hagar; brother of H. Howard Hagar, Jr. and George L. Hagar; grandfather of William Barnhard and Kelly Barnhard. Memorial service will be held at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD on Thursday, August 7 at 10 a.m. Inurnment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park, 12800 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD at 12:00 p.m.




John Burdette

John (Teeny) Burdette, 81, of Kearneysville, WV, loving husband of Edith Burdette died peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Born in Boyds, MD, on April 25, 1933, he was the son of the late Kenneth N. and Alice N. Burdette. Besides his wife he is survived by his four children; Deb Burdette (Wendy Tresselt), Linda Brenner (Kenneth), Kimmy Burdette (Jeff Fogle), Tony Burdette (Lisa); two step children, Jr. Coeburn (Lynn), Darrell Huffman(Angie); his first wife Margie Hickman; one brother, Samuel Burdette; two sisters, Bertha (Sissy) LaFleur, and Louise Fritz. He was a loving grandfather to six grandchildren Amanda and Ashley Paxton, Samantha Brenner, Bryan Burdette, Natalie and Ian Rhoades; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Jones; three step grandchildren Jimmy and Elizabeth Coeburn, Brian Coeburn and two step great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jessica Coeburn.
He was preceded in death by one step-son, Michael Lawrence, sisters, Ruth Cantler, Eleanor Pullen, one brother, Kenneth E. Burdette.
The family will be accepting friends Wednesday, July 30th from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838, where services will be held on Thursday July 31st at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at the Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Boyds MD




Ruby C. Kaelin

Ruby C. Kaelin, 98, of Rockville, MD on July 15, 2014.
Wife of the late Norbert E. Kaelin, Sr.,; mother of Norbert Kaelin, Jr. (Helen), Tania Thompson (Eldon), Richard Kaelin (Margaret), Judith Albrecht (William), Larry Kaelin (Donna), Karen Ricucci (David), Philip Kaelin (Teresa), Cherrie Collins (Ronald), Karen Kaelin Hosinski; sister of Donald Clayton, Mildred Warwick; grandmother of 24 and great grandmother of 37.
Ruby was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
The family is receiving friends from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Saturday July 19 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 520 Veirs Mill Rd., Rockville, MD where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rockville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ruby's name to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Dr #100, Rockville, MD (montgomeryhospice.org).




Ethleen Johnson Shifflett

Ethleen Johnson Shifflett of Flint Circle, Frederick, formerly of Germantown passed away on July 15, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Virginia Mae Price, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Shifflett was born in Baltimore, MD, on May 23, 1926. She was the daughter of Effie Peterson and Charles Parks, both of Baltimore.
She was predeceased by her husband James Ellis Shifflett, and leaves behind a daughter Virginia Mae and husband Lawrence H. "Skip" Price, III; granddaughter Joy Lynn (Mrs. Donald Spalin) and great-grandson Axel Spalin of Easton, MD.
Private grave-side services will be held at Mt Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions in Mrs. Shifflett's name to Frederick County Hospice, 516 Trail Avenue, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 (hospiceoffrederick.org)




Martha Lee Voorhis Butler

Martha V. Butler, 75, of Poolesville, MD died on Sunday July 13, 2014 in Chevy Chase, MD.
She was the wife of the late Edward T. Butler, Jr.
Born on September 28, 1938 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Col. Nicholas R. and Virginia (Warren) Voorhis.
Martha graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in 1956, Lucy Webb Hayes School of Nursing, Washington, DC in 1959 and earned a BA from the American University in Washington, DC in 1963. She was a registered Nurse for several years and then devoted her time to her family.
She is survived by her children, Edward N. Butler (Ann) of Woodbridge, VA, John W. Butler (Lori) of Salisbury, MD, David H. Butler (Wendy) of Poolesville, MD; one brother, Nicholas R. Voorhis, Jr., of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Virginia Butler of Media, PA; grandchildren, Emily C. and Sarah E. Butler of Salisbury, MD, Ross D. Butler of Poolesville, MD and one aunt, Nathalie W. McCulloch, of Sarasota, FL.
The family will be receiving friends on Saturday July 19 from 2-4 PM with a prayer service at 3:00 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A private burial service will be held at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York at a later date.



Helen E. Holcomb

Helen E. Holcomb, 89, of Romney, WV, died on July 12, 2014 at her residence.
She was the wife of the late Leonard Holcomb.
Born on March 4, 1925, in Bluefield, WV, she was the daughter of the late William and Roxanne (Higginbottom) Burgess.
Helen is survived by her children, Michael Holcomb and wife Pam of Urbana, MD, JoAnn Brooks and husband Raymond of Shepherdstown, WV, Judy Mae Holcomb-Chavez of Arlington, VA, Toby Rae Rhodes and husband Ralph of Frederick, MD, Carolyn L. Bigelow and husband Kevin of Harpers Ferry, WV; one brother, William Burgess; one sister, Rayma Malfe; nine grandchildren, Joy Foster, Kenny Brooks, Tracy Moore, Curtis and Chad Fisk, Katie Busick, Kristen, Nikki and Joshua Holcomb and five great grandchildren, Dakota Harrison, Chance Moore, Cierra and Chase Foster and Joseph Busick.
Helen was preceded in death by one brother, Montford Burgess.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday July 16 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) or the American Cancer Society (cancer.org)



Sterling M. Bogley

Sterling M. Bogley, 85, of Derwood, MD on July 11, 2014.
Loving husband of Geraldine E. Bogley of 66 years.
Sterling was born February 25, 1929 in Sandy Spring, MD.
He is the beloved father of James J. (Gloria), Dennis S. (Sherry), Richard M. (Patty), Bernard D. (Bernadette) Bogley and Kimberly O. Riffle (Dave); brother of Jeanette Crockett, Joan Peek and Ronald Bogley; grandfather of 9, great grandfather of 4. He is also survived by 7 nieces and nephews and many friends.
Sterling was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Currin.
The family is receiving friends on Tuesday July 15 from 5-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday July 16 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in All Souls Cemetery, Germantown, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org) or the Autism Society (www.autism-society.org/)




Mary F. Hayden

Mary Frances Hayden passed away peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014 from respiratory failure at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was 92-years-old and a long time resident of Buckingham Choice, Adamstown, Maryland. She was the daughter of Frank Hodgkin and Caroline Getty Hodgkin (maiden name Somers). Mary was a native Washingtonian and grew up on Seventh Street, NW near the intersection with Hamilton Street. She loved to tell stories about her trips to Griffith Stadium to watch the Senators play, and shopping at Ida's Department Store. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1941. During World War II, she worked as a secretary in the Department of War. In 1949, she married Roger Alexander Hayden, also a Washingtonian and a veteran of World War II. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Potomac, MD and, then, to a farm in Poolesville, MD. She and her husband operated Congressional Title Company for over 40 years in a location on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest Washington just above Friendship Heights. After her husband's death in 1991, she first moved to Crestwood Village in Frederick, Maryland and then to Buckingham's Choice in Adamstown, Maryland. Mary and her family have been active members of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine in Barnesville, Maryland for over 50 years. She professed to be a Baptist all of the years of her membership in the church and was known as the best "Baptist/Catholic" in the community. She received the sacrament of Confirmation at the age of 90 bringing her fully into the church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Alexander Hayden, and her only sibling, Charles H. Hodgkin, who was killed on the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II. She is survived by her daughter Charlotte Gale Baker and Charlotte's two children Christina Baker Mauldin of Denham Springs, Louisiana and Jason Baker of Hagerstown, Maryland and two great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her son Roger (Roddy) Alexander Hayden, II, his wife Diane, and their children Caroline Jean Hayden, Elizabeth Mary Hayden and Roger (Alex) Alexander Hayden, III of Poolesville, Maryland. A viewing will be held from 6:00 - 8:00pm on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville, Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine, 18230 Barnesville, Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838. Interment in the church cemetery and a reception in St. Mary's pavilion will follow immediately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.


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