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Virginia I. Magaha

Virginia I. Magaha, 86, of Frederick, MD, formerly of Boyds, MD, died on Monday August 25, 2014 at Edenton Assisted Living in Frederick.
She was the wife of the late Archie T. Magaha who died January of 1999 after 54 years of marriage. Archie and Virginia were married in August of 1945.
Born on July 26, 1928 in Martinsburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Martin Ellis and Charlotte Virginia (Prather) Braithwaite.
Virginia worked for Al-Marah Arabians Farm, Boyds Market, Selby's Market and for the Montgomery County Schools Café during her life.
Surviving are her two daughters, Connie Rough and husband Ron of Walkersville, MD, Donna Elgin and husband Charlie of Adamstown, MD; one sister, Norma Everhart of Berkeley Springs, WV; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
She will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia was preceded in death by one son, Franklin Magaha; one daughter, Joanna Dorsey; one brother, Max Braithwaite and three sisters, Ruth Wenks, Anna Mae Magaha and Amelia Wilson.
The family will be receiving friends on Thursday August 28 from 5-8 P.M. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday August 29 at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Virginia's name to the Barnesville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 69, Barnesville, MD 20838.




William "Billy" Potts

William Arthur Potts, Jr (Billy) of Poolesville, MD, passed peacefully at home on Friday August 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Victoria Taylor Potts and loving father of Caitlyn Elizabeth Potts. Born on May 23, 1966, he was the son of Mary Alyce Chaney Kolb and stepfather Donald L Kolb of Aberdeen, MD and father William Arthur Potts, Sr. and stepmother Lenda A Potts of Grasonville, MD. He is also survived by his grandmother, Eleanor Kolb of Philadelphia, PA, his sister, Jennifer Kolb Edwards and husband Jay of Charlotte, NC and brother Chad Kolb of Joppa, MD. A Celebration of Life is being planned for early September, details to be announced. Please honor Billy by making a donation in his name to the LUNGevity Foundation (lungevity.org).



Dixie Lee Monroe

Dixie L. Monroe, 76, of Germantown, MD, died peacefully on August 21, 2014.
She was the wife of the late John Monroe.
Born on August 9, 1938, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Gladys (Voight) Haynes.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruthann Harrison of Germantown, MD, Jeanette Farmer of Harpers Ferry, WV; one son, Kenny Bynaker of Rockville, MD; one sister, Sylvia Hungerford of Germantown; one brother, Richard Haynes of WV; seven grandchildren, David Fitzwater, Jr., Stephen and Matt Harrison, Melissa Smith, Kenny Bynaker, Jr., Tony Lowe, Justin Farmer and nine great grandchildren.
Dixie was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Haynes.
Graveside services will be held at 1 P.M. on Monday August 25 at the Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.



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.




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


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