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GREGG, Maria

SPRINGFIELD, Romney Review of 19 - Miss Maria Gregg, of Relay, Md., so well known in this community from having been so ill during the summer of 1912, at the home of her cousin, N. B. Guthrie, was stricken with apoplexy Sunday night and died Wednesday of last week at the home of her brother, E. B. Gregg.
Keyser Tribune, November 21, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted October 23, 2010

GREGG, Mrs. Mary Sluss

Mrs. Mary Sluss Gregg, died at her home at Terry, Montana, November 17. She was the widow of the late Harry Gregg, who died two years ago. She leaves four children, two boys and two girls, all at home, the youngest fifteen years of age. She also leaves five brothers and one sister, Mrs. S R Hott of Burlington, whom she visited a few years ago. Mrs. Gregg was Miss Mary Sluss, formerly of Piedmont.
Keyser Tribune, November 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010

GREGORY, Charles

The body of Charles Gregory, a blacksmith in the employ of the Clement Construction Co. on the B & O cutoff, was found in a field near the station at North Mountain, much decomposed but recognizable. He had been missing for more than a week. The theory is that he was overcome in a snow drift during the recent storm and died of exposure. He was about 35 years of age. On him was found $83.50. The Piedmont Herald, March 6, 1903; (Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)  Posted December 22, 2016 

GREGORY, Lawrence Theodore

ELK GARDEN - Died December 29, 1912, near Elk Garden, Lawrence Theodore, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gregory, aged 2 months and 5 days. Funeral services were conducted at the house by the minister from Kitzmiller.
Keyser Tribune, January 10, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010

GREGORY, Mrs. Pamela Kaye Sines
 
Pamela Kaye (Sines) Gregory, 38, Kirby, W.Va., died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Winchester Regional Medical Center in Virginia. Born Jan. 13, 1974, in Cumberland, she was a daughter of Paul and Charlotte (Hauser) Sines, Oakland. Pamela dearly loved spending time with her grandson, Brayden. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Matthew Gregory; three daughters, Tara Gregory, Tori Gregory, and Taylor Gregory; one son, Michael Gregory; one grandson, Brayden Gregory; two sisters, Michelle Michaels and Paula Browning; four nephews; and five nieces. A memorial service was held at Mtn. Lake Independent Baptist Church on Tuesday, Sept. 18, with Rev. Dennis Leatherman officiating. To assist the family with expenses, memorials may be directed in Pamela's memory to: Paul Sines, 7076 Oakland-Sang Run Road, Oakland, MD 21550. Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, Oakland, was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.burdockfredlockfh.com
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Sept 27, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted October 27, 2012

Name:  Helen F. Greiner, 68, of Somerset
Parents: Samuel E. and Flodell (Smith) Stafford
DOB: March 17, 1942, in Johnstown
DOD:  May 2, 2010 in Johnstown
Spouse: none named
Military: US Air Force
Predeceased by: parents
Survived by:  daughters, Mrs. Greg (Patty) Widman of Somerset, Mrs. Robert (Deborah) Bodziak of Boswell, granddaughter, Alyssa Hostetler brothers and sisters, Aurelia Ann Hagan of Boswell, Sam Stafford and wife Earlene of Land O Lake, FL, Mary Stafford of Friedens, Pletcher Stafford and wife Vicki of Somerset, and Jerry Stafford of Myrtle Beach, SC
Burial:  none noted

Source: Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset, PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014

 

GRENKE, August

HYNDMAN - August Grenke, 78, a native of Russia, died yesterday in Bedford Memorial Hospital. A retired farmer, he had resided in Glen Savage 45 years. His wife, Mrs. Justine (Miller) Grenke, preceded him in death. Mr. Grenke held membership in the German Lutheran Church. Surviving are seven sons, Albert and Daniel Grenke, Cumberland; Fred Grenke, Detroit; John Grenke, Berlin, Pa.; Emil Grenke, Akron; William Grenke, Hyndman; and Samuel Grenke, Rock Hall, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Olga Gearheart, Akron, and a brother, Gotleib Grenke, Detroit. The body is at the Ziegler Funeral Home where services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Haley, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Ellerslie (Md), will officiate and interment will be in Glen Savage Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 7, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

GRESS, Walter W.

MEYERSDALE — Walter W. Gress, 67, died yesterday at his home. Born in Meyersdale, January 7, 1894, he was a son of Valentine and Sarah (Kueneman) Gress. Mr. Gress was postmaster here for the past 13 years. Prior to that time he had been employed at Miller and Collins Department store for 21 years. A veteran of World War I, he was a past commander and life member of Charles E. Kelly Post, American Legion. He was a member of F & AM 554, Meyersale, and Amity Church of Christ. He was active in Little League baseball. Surviving are his widow, Helen (Bolden) Gress; three sons, Dr. William Gress, Davidsville; Gordon and George Gress, both at University of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Miss Alice Gress, at home, and Miss Rosita Gress, nurse at Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh; four brothers, Henry Gress, Somerset; Ralph H. Gress, Lakeland, Fla.; Rev. Howard Gress, Orlando, Fla., and Irvin Gress, San Diego; two sisters, Mrs. Leforest Gardner, East Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Ellen Wenzel, here, and six grandchildren. Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 19, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

GREW, Austin

MEYERSDALE — Austin Grew, 91, of RD 1, died yesterday at his home. Born in Garrett, he was a son of the late Julius and Catherine (Lichty) Grew. His first wife, Mary (Plitt) Grew, preceded him in death. Employed as a coal miner for 35 years, Mr. Grew also owned and operated a grocery store for 35 years. Surviving are his widow, Ellen (Firl) Grew; two sons, Carl and Earl Grew, RD 1; a daughter Mrs. Earl Becker, RD 3; a stepson, Herbert Hemmings, RD 1; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Margaret Decker, Garrett; a half brother, Edward Sutton, Garrett RD; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The body will be at the William R. Price Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, May 16, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

GREW, John Andrew

MANNS CHOICE - John Andrew Grew, 74, RD 1, died yesterday at the home of his brother, Hiram Grew, RD 1, Meyersdale. Born in Garrett, Pa., July 6, 1888, he was a son of the late Julius and Catherine (Lichty) Grew. His wife, Pearl Ida (Lindeman) Grew, died August 22. He was a World War I veteran. Surviving are another brother, Austin Grew, RD l, Meyersdale; two half-brothers, Elmer and Edward Sutton, RD 1, Meyersdale, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Hotchkiss and Mrs. Ida Kreygsman, both of Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 3, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

GREW, Mrs. Mary Grace Plitt

Mrs. Mary Grace Grew, 68, of Meyersdale RD1, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital, Sunday, December 13. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Plitt and is survived by her husband, Austin Grew, and these children: Mrs. Earl Becker of Meyersdale RD 1; George of Johnstown; Carl and Earl, Summit Mills; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Eva and Lawrence Grew. Funeral services were held in St. Paul's Reformed Church, Meyersdale RD, at 2;30 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Clarence Whetstone officiating interment in the church cemetery, under the direction of Price Funeral Home.
[No newspaper, no date ~ according to husband's obituary (above), she died before 1974]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 20, 2010

  
GREW, Mrs. Pearl Ida Lindeman

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Pearl Ida Grew, 71, Manns Choice, died yesterday at her residence. Born in Summit Mills, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Ellen (Weller) Lindeman. Surviving are her husband, John Grew; three brothers, Roy Lindeman, Meyersdale; Homer Lindeman, Summit Mills; and Marshall J. Lindeman, Malta, Mont.; one sister, Mrs. Hobart King, Merritstown, Pa. She was a member of Summit Mills Church of the Brethren where a service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Arthur Hunn. Interment will be in the Lichty Cemetery. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 23, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 24, 2009


 

GRIBBETT, Mrs. Margaret Byros Spalla, nee Michael

FROSTBURG - Mrs Margaret S Gribbett, 79, of Baltimore; formerly of here, died yesterday in Baltimore. Born in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Mary (Roden[Merrill]) MichaeL Surviving are her husband, John Gribbett; two sons, John Gribbett Jr., and Frederick Spalla, both of Baltimore; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Willison, of here; one grandson and four great-grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received after 11 a. m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 4 p. m. with Rev. John Reinsfejider officiating. Interment will be in Percy Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, June 3, 1969 - pg 16, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 27, 2012

 

GRIBBETT, Mrs. Margaret Byros Spalla, nee Michael
 
MRS. GRIBBETT FUNERAL
FROSTBURG —
Services for Mrs. Margaret S. Gribbett, 79, formerly of here, who died Monday in Baltimore, will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home by Rev. John Reinsfelder. Burial will be in Percy Cemetery. The body will be at the funeral home after 9 a.m. today.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, June 4, 1969 - pg 6 col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 2, 2012

GRIFFEY, Mrs. Coquita Chapman

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Coquita Chapman Griffey, 64, of Fort Ashby, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born March 15, 1932, in Thacker, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Allen Chapman and Fanny Evelyn (Hatfield) Chapman. She also was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. James Calvin Griffey Sr., in 1989. Mrs. Griffey was a member of Emmanuel House of Prayer in Springfield. Among the survivors are three daughters, Alveta Hahn, Falling Waters, Evelyn Gayle Creel, Goose Creek, S.C., and Teresa L. Omera, Clinton, Md.; a son, Allen Griffey, Richmond, Va.; two brothers, William Chapman, Salem, and Golden Chapman, Vienna, Va.; one sister, Juanita DeWolfe, Falls Church, Va.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, on Friday. The service will be held at Emmanuel House of Prayer on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Smith officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Saturday, October 12, 1996
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2017


GRIFFEY, James Calvin Jr.

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. — James Calvin Griffey Jr., 44, of Falling Waters, formerly of Fort Ashby, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at his sister’s residence. Born Nov. 20, 1952, in Williamson, W.Va., he was the son of the late Rev. James Calvin Griffey Sr., and Chiquita (Chapman) Griffey. Mr. Griffey graduated from Riddeford High School. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, where he had been a fireman. He was a surveyor having been employed by P.C. DiMagno Engineers & Surveyors in Martinsburg. Mr. Griffey belonged to the Emanuel House of Prayer, Springfield, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are three daughters, Jessica Griffey and Jennifer (Griffey) Andrews, both of Winchester, Va., and Sherri Clouting, London, England; one brother, Allen Griffey, Fredericksburg, Va.; two sisters, Pamela Hahn, Falling Waters, and Evelyn Gayle Severin, Goose Creek, S.C.; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, Fort Ashby, on Thursday. The funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Smith officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside by the local combined military honor guard.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Thursday, November 20, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2017

GRIFFEY, Quentin L.

Ellerslie - Quentin L. Griffey, 91, of Ellerslie, died Wednesday, April 16, 1997, at his residence. Born May 16, 1905, at Ellerslie, he was a son of the late Charles H. and Emma E. (Coleman) Griffey. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel R. (Porter) Griffey, on July 6, 1993. Mr. Griffey was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Mr. Griffey was a retired self-employed contractor. He was a member of the Ellerslie United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth R. Griffey and wife Marilyn, Ellerslie, and Dr. Quentin L. Griffey Jr. and wife Ann, Misenheimer, N.C.; three grandchildren, Adam and Katie Griffey and Susan Guthrie; a sister-in-law, Erma Burkett, Silver Spring; and a brother-in-law, Robert Porter, Frederick. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rebecca J. Vardiman officating. Interment will be in the Porter Cemetery near Ellerslie.
April 17, 1997, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 7, 2015

GRIFFIN, Benjamin Franklin

Funeral services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Methodist church for Benjamin Frank Griffith, age 77, who died Saturday night at his home on East Shanklin street in this city. Mr. Griffith, a prominent local resident, had been in failing health for some time. He engaged in coal mining for a number of years in the Jasonville coal field. He had resided in the local community many years of his life and was well known throughout the county. He was a member of the Jasonville Methodist church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Griffith, of Jasonville; four sons, Oral E. Griffith, of Westphalia; Herbert F. and Fred R. Griffith, of Jasonville; and Theodore Griffith, of Detroit; four daughters, Mrs. Birch Rider, of Zanesville, Ohio; Mrs. Thomas Howard, of Flint, Michigan; Mrs. James E. Brown, of Akron, Ohio; and Mrs. John L. Bennett, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Rev. M.K. Griffith, of Kansas; one sister, Mrs. Jacob Cross, of Monticello; seven stepchildren, Mrs. Donna Hochstetler, Mrs. Hazel Nichols, Dale and Harry Meyers, of Terre Haute; Victor Meyers, of Long Beach, Calif.; Arnold Meyers, of this city, and Grover Meyers, of Terre Haute. The Rev. M.E. Baker, pastor of the M.E. church officiated at the funeral rites. Floyd McClanahan was in charge of funeral arrangements.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017

GRIFFIN, Dema Delaney

Sedgwick - Dema Griffin, 89, died January 5, 2006. Culbertson-Smith Mortuary has charge of arrangements. Burial, Hillside Cemetery, Sedgwick. Dema was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Ora (Hendry) Delaney; husband, Floyd Griffin; brother, Damon Delaney; grandson, Michael Resser. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Anita Marlene and Frank Kuntz, Mary L. and Donald Resser, Carol Diane and Richard Harding, Barbara Lynn Griffin; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Oren Delaney; sister, Goldie Lee Sissom.  [d.o.d January 5, 2006; Unknown Source] (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted March 2, 2017

GRIFFIN, Floyd

Wichita - Floyd Griffin, 91, retired welder for the Coleman Co., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003. Visitation will be Friday at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in Wichita. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillside Cemetery in Sedgwick. Floyd was born Aug. 19, 1912, in Williamsburg, the son of the late William Peter and Edith Florence Griffin. On Oct. 15, 1935, he married Dema Delaney in Independence. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Dema, of Wichita; daughters and sons-in-law Anita Marlene and Frank Kuntz, Wichita; Mary L. and Donald Resser, Topeka; Carol Diane and Richard Harding, Clafin; and Barbara Lynn Griffin, Dallas; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
[d.o.d. Tuesday, December 23, 2003; Unknown Source] 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017

GRIFFIN, James A.

Double Funeral

The unusual sight of a double funeral, brothers, took place this morning at 9 o'clock from St Mary's Catholic Church in South Cumberland.  They were James A Griffin, who died at his home Thursday evening, 59 Gay Street and his brother, Thomas T Griffin, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs Andrew Buskey, Race Street, yesterday morning at 7 o'clock.  They were the sons of Mr and Mrs John T Griffin, who survive them together with one brother and five sisters: John H, superintendent of streets, and Mrs Andrew Buskey, Mrs J A Mullen, Mrs Patricia King, Mrs F B Moreland, all of this city and Mrs R Crane of New York.  Notwithstanding the blizzard character of the weather and the drifting snow, the double cortege was one of the largest recently seen in this section of the city.  The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.  There was a double set of pallbearers selected from among immediate friends of the deceased.  Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, February 16, 1914 - pg 2, col 4;  (Courtesy of Pat Dailey)  Posted November 28, 2016

GRIFFIN, John T.

John T Griffin, Merchant and Former Mayor Dead
John T Griffin, 66 years old, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs F. B. Moreland, 216 Race Street at 3 o’clock, this morning.  Mr Griffin was one of the oldest merchants in the city having conducted a meat and grocery business on Old Town Road for over forty years.  At one time he was prominent in politics, having been a member of the city council for six years, during fours years of which he was president of the body. He also served as Mayor one year, filling the unexpired term of the late William M McKaig, who resigned after being elected to Congress.  He is survived by his wife and six children as follows: Mrs. Andrew Buskey, Mrs Joseph Mullen, Mrs Patrick King, Mrs Raymond Crane, Mrs Frank Moreland and Joseph H Griffin, former street superintendent.  The remains have been removed to the home of his daughter, Mrs Patrick King, 10 Grand Avenue.  The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock Saturday morning from the St Mary's Catholic Church.
Cumberland Press; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, May 6, 1915 - pg 7, col 1
Find A Grave Memorial# 126787214
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September17, 2015

GRIFFIN, Thomas T.

Double Funeral

The unusual sight of a double funeral, brothers, took place this morning at 9 o'clock from St Mary's Catholic Church in South Cumberland.  They were James A Griffin, who died at his home Thursday evening, 59 Gay Street and his brother, Thomas T Griffin, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs Andrew Buskey, Race Street, yesterday morning at 7 o'clock.  They were the sons of Mr and Mrs John T Griffin, who survive them together with one brother and five sisters: John H, superintendent of streets, and Mrs Andrew Buskey, Mrs J A Mullen, Mrs Patricia King, Mrs F B Moreland, all of this city and Mrs R Crane of New York.  Notwithstanding the blizzard character of the weather and the drifting snow, the double cortege was one of the largest recently seen in this section of the city.  The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.  There was a double set of pallbearers selected from among immediate friends of the deceased. Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, February 16, 1914 - pg 2, col 4;  (Courtesy of Pat Dailey)  Posted November 28, 2016

GRIFFITH, Annie

SPRINGFIELD -Mrs Annie Griffith, wife of Dr R S Griffith, died at her home in Basic City, Va, Jan 3rd of pneumonia. Mrs Griffith was well known in this neighborhood having lived in Springfield for several years. Review (Romney) of 15th.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010

 

GRIFFITH, Mrs. Annie C.

Funeral of Mrs. William Griffith
Frostburg, Md., Jan 3 -
The funeral of Mrs. Annie C. Griffith, aged 55, who died at her home in Eckhart, Tuesday from a heart attack, was held this afternoon.  Burial was in the Eckhart cemetery.  Surviving are her husband, William Griffith and two daughters, Mrs. Lester Bender and Miss Orpha Griffith, and one son, Allen Griffith, Westernport.
Saturday, 3 January 1931; The Cumberland Evening Times
Posted February 18, 2011

GRIFFITH, Arthur

Arthur Griffith, 50 years of age, died Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for the past week. He had been seriously ill for the past two weeks. He was born January 15, 1909 in Jasonville, the son of Herbert and Grace Wood Griffith and had been a resident of Jasonville for the greater part of his life. He and his wife had moved to Hymera to make their home a year ago. Mr. Griffith has been employed with the Milwaukee Railroad for a number of years. Surviving is the wife, Bessie; three stepsons, Virgil Ward, Carl Ward and Robert Ward, all of South Bend; a stepdaughter, Mrs. LaDonna Wright, also of South Bend; the mother, Mrs. Grace Griffith, of Jasonville; one brother, Franklin, of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Myron Weiler, of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Dave Herbert, of Linton. The body was returned to the McClanahan Funeral Home here.

[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017

GRIFFITH, Miss Ethel

FROSTBURG - Miss Ethel Griffith, 56, of 172 Ormond Street, died Tuesday in Miners Hospital where she had been admitted Monday. She was a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Hartig) Griffith. Miss Griffith was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are three brothers, William Griffith, Zihlman, and Donald and Earl Griffith, both of Frostburg, and four sisters, Mrs. Iva Rogers, Akron; Mrs. Virginia Davis, Washington; Mrs. Edna Walters, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Olive Duncan, Frostburg. The body is at the Durst Funeral home where services will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. by Rev. William J. Yingling, pastor of St. Paul's Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 5, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Name: George H. Griffith, 83, of Frostburg, MD 
Parents: William F. and Pearl (McKenzie) Griffith 
DOB: May 8, 1921, in Finzel, MD 
DOD: Wednesday, November 3, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD 
Military: World War II veteran, having served with the 7th Army in Africa and France 
Spouse: Harriet (Brode) Griffith, wife of 58 years 
Predeceased by: parents; sister, Pearl "Babe" Miller; brothers, Clayton, Russell, Robert and Vernard 
Survived by: wife; daughter, Lucinda and husband Richard Blagg, Portsmouth, VA; sons, Douglas Griffith and wife Patti, Millsboro, DE; Jeffrey Griffith, Grantsville, MD; sisters, Nancy Grant, Cumberland; Verna Davis, Portsmouth; Jane Cumisky, Phoenix, AZ; brothers, Joe Griffith, Portsmouth; Blaine Griffith, Oakdale, CA 
Burial: cremation; inurnment, Oakwood Cemetery, Sharon, PA 

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 22, 2014

 

GRIFFITH, Hampton Paul

Frostburg, Aug. 10 - Hampton Paul Griffith, 90, retired contractor, and charter member of the Frostburg Fire Department, died this morning at his home, 66 (or 86) Frost avenue, following a long illness. His wife, Mrs. Anna Martha (Haberlein) Griffith, died in 1935. Mr. Griffith belonged to St. Paul's Lutheran church, and was a member ot the church council for many years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. P. J. Stakem, of Cumberland; Mrs. Roy DeVore and Mrs. P. C. Cusack, both of Frostburg, and Miss Mary Griffith, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Alexine Robertson and Mrs. Elisabeth Jones, of Frostburg; three grandchildren, Paul G. and Frank A. Stakem, of Cumberland, and Miss Anna Martha DeVore, of Frostburg, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday at 3 p. m. from the residence with the Rev. John G. Gensel, Washington, D. C., supply pastor at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Frostburg, officiating. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 11, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

Name: Harold James Griffith, 83, of 3991 Friendsville-Addison Road, Friendsville, MD
Parents: Ernest Grover and Mary Wilma (Wass) Griffith
DOB: July 14, 1920, at Confluence, PA
DOD: Saturday, February 7, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD
Military: Staff Sgt. for the U.S. Air Force during WW II
Spouse: Mabel Ruth (Frazee) Griffith, whom he married on December 25, 1948
Predeceased by: parents; brother, William Ernest Griffith
Survived by: wife; son, James Edwin Griffith and wife Patty Lou (Sisler), Morgantown, WV; daughter, Sharon Kaye Buckel and husband Gary, Bittinger, MD; brother, Homer Griffith, Wickliffe, OH
Burial: February 10, 2004, Addison Cemetery

Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014

GRIFFITH, Herbert F.

Herbert F. Griffith, 52 years old, died at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Tuesday morning, December 15. He was removed to the hospital Sunday afternoon following an illness of several months' duration. He had been in failing health for the past two or three years but was not confined to his bed until the past few weeks. The deceased was a prominent business man having owned and operated a grocery store here for the past fifteen or twenty years. He is survived by the widow, Grace; two sons, Franklin of Terre Haute, and Arthur, who was in business with his father; two daughters, Miss Dorothy Griffith of Terre Haute and Miss Loretta Griffith, at home; two brothers, Fred of Jasonville, and Ted of Detroit, Mich.; and four sisters, Mrs. Lennie Brown of Winslow; Mrs. John L. Bennett, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Birch Rider, of Ohio.* Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the M.E. Church, with the Rev. M.E. Baker officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Cemetery. *The names of only three sisters were included in the obituary, although it stated that there were four surviving sisters.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017



GRIFFITH, Herbert F.

Herbert F. "Herbie" Griffith of Terre Haute, died at 11:18 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006, in Union Hospital, after a long battle with lymphoma. He was born October 9, 1930, in Jasonville to Franklin Griffith and Beatrice Birt Griffith. He was preceded in death by a wife, Patricia Lamb Griffith, after 37 years of marriage. They had one daughter, Meg Sterchi and her husband Dave, and their two sons, Grant and Gavin, who are residents of Indianapolis. After his wife's death, he was able to find love again and married Dorothy Hanes in 1995. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Griffith; Dorothy's children, Rusty Hanes and his wife Sherry, of Danville; Rhonda Crumley and her husband Dave of Speedway, and Becky VanGilder and her husband Richard of Terre Haute; grandchildren, James and Jeff Hanes, David Crumley, Christy Mehl, Beth and Brett VanGilder, and four great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents. He was retired from Wabash Fibre Box after 44 years of service. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ, 50-year member of William Penn Lodge 727 Free and Accepted Masons, 50-year member of Scottish Rites Valley of Terre Haute, 50-year member of Zorah Shrine, Kerman Grotto, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, Marine Corps League, Wabash Western Riders, coordinator of the Rea Park Senior Golf League, and former member of the Elks. He was an avid golfer and drove a school bus in Vigo County for 17 years. Services are 10 a.m. Monday in Southside Church of Christ, with the Rev. Scott Harris officiating. Pall bearers are Ray Sumner, Junior Sumner, Bob Owendine, Bob Boyer, Charlie Ferguson, Dale Whitlock, Denny McGuire, and Rusty Hanes. Graveside services, 2 p.m. Monday in Crown Hill Cemetery. Callahan and Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[d.o.d. Thursday, April 27, 2006; Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017


GRIFFITH, Herbert H.
 
FROSTBURG —
Herbert H. Griffith, 76, who lived at the Gunter Hotel, died yesterday evening at Miners Hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday. He was born at Eckhart, and was a son of the late William and Annie (Bomar) Griffith. Mr. Griffith was employed for a number of years as yard master for the old C&P Railroad at Eckhart and later was station agent in Frostburg. He was a member of First English Baptist Church and was past master of Mt. Lodge 99,  AF & AM. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sophia P. Griffith, Frostburg; three sons, Gilbert R. Griffith and Homer C. Griffith, both of here, and Herbert L. Griffith, Lansing, Mich.; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Elwood Settle, pastor of First English Baptist Church. Burial will be in Eckhart Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Durst Funeral Home by Rev. E. Elwood Settle, pastor of the First English Baptist Church of Frostburg. Interment will be in Eckhart Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge of Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times, December 9, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted August 30, 2013  

 

GRIFFITH, Homer Clayton

Homer C. (Porky) Griffith. 45, Frostburg businessman, died this morning in Memorial Hospital where he was admitted Monday. He had been in ill health a short time. Mr. Griffith had owned and operated the Potomac Fruit Market here until recent months when he closed the business to establish a package liquor store in LaVale. He also was co-owner with his wife, the former Miss Edna Pengelly of Cumberland, of Griffiths' Dress Shop in Frostburg. Born in Eckhart, a son of Mrs. Sophia (Porter) Griffith and the late Herbert F. Griffith, he had resided in Frostburg most of his life. Mr. Griffith was a graduate of Beall High School there and held membership in Frostburg Lodge 470, BPO Elks, and Masonic Order. He was also a Shriner. Surviving besides his mother and widow are two brothers, Herbert L. Griffith, Lansing, Mich., and Gilbert R. Griffith, Frostburg. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 5, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 26, 2011

 

GRIFFITH, James, Sr.

DEER PARK BAZAR
James Griffin, Sr, for 21 years a resident of Deer Park village, died very suddenly on Thurs night. He was born in the county Tipperary, Ireland, as was also his widow:; both came to America at the beginning of the Civil War, settling in Deer Park in 1881. Mr. Griffin was highly respected in the community. A widow and seven children survive him.
KEYSER TRIBUNE, KEYSER WEST VIRGINIA, AUGUST 15, 1902
W O LONG, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010

GRIFFITH, Mrs. L. Pearl McKenzie
 
FROSTBURG -
Mrs. L. Pearl Griffith, 85, of 24 Frost Avenue, died Saturday at Frostburg Community Hospital. Born in Garrett County on Oct. 8, 1901, she was the daughter of the late George A. and Rose (Garlitz) McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William F. Griffith. Surviving are six sons, George Griffith, Frostburg; Robert Griffith, at home; Russell Griffith and Blaine Griffith, both of Oakdale, Calif.; Joseph Griffith and Clayton Griffith, of Portsmouth, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Verna Davis, Portsmouth; Mrs. Nancy Grant, Cumberland; Mrs. Jane Cumisky, Riverbank, Calif., 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. George L. Wehler. Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Douglas Griffith, Jeffery Griffith, Richard Blagg, Richard Zimmerman, Clancy Rupp, Robert Grant. The family requests memorials as the form of contributions to the Zilman United Methodist Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 17, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2012

 

GRIFFITH, Mrs. Lutie Viola Crowe

Mrs. Lutie V. Griffith, 82, of 523 Haig St., Ellwood City, died at 10:20 p.m. yesterday in Ellwood City General Hospital after a 10-year illness.  She was born in Frostburg, Md., Aug. 16, 1884, to the late George M. and Agnes Smith Crowe. Her husband, George W. Griffith, died in 1943.  Mrs. Griffith came to Ellwood City in 1917. She was a member of Calvin UP Church.  Surviving are two sons, Ralph D. at home and Robert G. of Poland, Ohio; a brother, Allen M. Crowe of Ellwood City and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Richard Crowe and Oscar R. Crowe; and three sisters Mrs. Bernadette Gunnett, Sally Crowe and Mrs. Edna Neff.  Friends will be received at the Kenneth C. Turner Funeral Home, 500 Sixth St., Ellwood City, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow.  Private funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Lloyd A. Dalhev[?] of Calvin UP Church officiating.  Burial will follow the servicein Locust Grove Cemetery, EllwoodCity.
Saturday, 1 April 1967; New Castle News, New Castle PA.
~Genie
Posted January 22, 2011

 

Name: Maureen "Molly" (Grimes) Griffith, age 84 
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Grimes 
DOB: February 2, 1922, in Midland, MD 
DOD: Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at her home 
Spouse: Donald Griffith 
Predeceased by: parents; husband; son, John David Griffith 
Survived by: daughter, Donna Griffith; sons, William Griffith; Guy Griffith and wife Bonny, Frostburg; Michael Griffith and wife Lisa, Carlos, MD 
Burial: February 17, 2006, Frostburg Memorial Park
 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 23, 2014

GRIFFITH, Oral E.

Westphalia, Ind., May 12 - Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon for Oral E. Griffith, 55, who died Sunday at his home in Westphalia, of a heart attack which followed a long illness. He was the father of the Sun-Commercial's carrier boy in Westphalia, and was well known in the community. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Bessie Jett Griffith; two sons, Donald and Roy; and a stepson, Roberts Griffith. He also leaves seven sisters and brothers. The funeral will be held in the Methodist church in Jasonville, with the Rev. Baker officiating. Interment will be in Lebanon cemetery, three miles south of Jasonville.
[Unknown Source]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017

GRIFFITH, Mrs. Sophia Porter
 
Mrs. Sophia P. Griffith, 93, 80 West Main Street, died last night in Cumberland Nursing Home where she was admitted November 1, 1973. Born in Eckhart, she was a daughter of the late Josiah J. and Elizabeth (Race) Porter. Her husband, Herbert H. Griffith, preceded her in death. Mrs. Griffith was a graduate of the Maryland State Business College and later employed as secretary by a music publishing house in Pittsburgh. Later she became affiliated with a son, Gilbert H. Griffith, in the insurance business for 20 years. Mrs. Griffith was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church, former member of the official board, a teacher of the Van Dyke Sunday School Class and a life member of McKinley Chapter 15, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are two sons, Gilbert R. Griffith, at home; Herbert L. Griffith, Lansing, Mich.; a grandchild and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 7, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 30, 2013 

GRIFFITH, Vernard A.

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Vernard A. Griffith, 50, of Boston Heights, died yesterday in Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights. Born in Frostburg, Md., he was a son of Laura P. (McKenzie) Griffith, of 24 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, and the late William Griffith. He was a member of the VFW of Northfield, Boston Heights Fireman's Association, Northfield Fisherman’s Club and a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War. Surviving are one daughter, Marilyne Griffith, and three sons, Michael Griffith and David Griffith, all of Solon, William Griffith; six brothers, George Griffith, Maryland; Robert Griffith, Boston Heights; Russell Griffith, Oakdale, Calif.; Joe Griffith and Clayton Griffith, both of Portsmouth, Va.; Blaine Griffith, Hagerstown, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Verna Davis, Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs. Nancy Grant, Cumberland, Md., and Mrs. Jaine Cumiskey, Huntington,W.Va. Friends will be received at the Johnson Romito Funeral Home, 19 East Main Street, Hudson, Ohio, tomorrow. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Allen Richardson. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boston Heights.

Published in The Cumberland (MD) News, Thursday, October 16, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 11, 2017

GRIFFITH, Rev. W. C.

Rev. W. C. Griffith, 70 years old, a retired Methodist minister, died Sunday of paralysis at his home in Hagerstown. For about two years he had been practically helpless. Mr. Griffith served a number of pastorates in Maryland and Virginia and for a time practiced law in Hagerstown and Baltimore county. He was the founder of the Blue Ridge Outlook, a weekly publication about fifteen years ago, but the paper had a brief existence. During his practice of law, he conducted a number of cases against saloon keepers. He was author of several works of fiction and philosophy. He also lectured on the Experiences of a West Virginia Circuit Rider. His second wife and several children survive.
Mineral Daily News, April 26, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 2, 2010

 

GRIFFITH, William

Frostburg, Jan. 2—William Griffith, 75, of 172 Ormand street, died Monday afternoon at Miners' Hospital, where he was admitted Friday. A retired coal miner, he had been in ill health for some time. He was a lifelong resident of this city, and a member of First Baptist Church, and the Frostburg Fire Department.  Mr. Griffith is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katherine (Hartig)  Griffith; six daughters, Mrs. Annan Myers, Cumberland; Mrs. H. Rodgers, Akron, Ohio: Mrs. Hugh Duncan and Mrs. Gerard Davis, this city; Mrs. Charles Walters, Mt. Savage, and Miss Ethel Griffith, at home; four sons, William F. Griffith, of Zihlman; Clayton, Earl and Donald Griffith, Frostburg. and a brother, Robert Griffith, Cumberland. Services will, be held from the home tomorrow at 2:30 p. m., with interment in Allegany cemetery.
Wednesday, 2 January 1946; The Cumberland Evening Times
Posted February 18, 2011

GRIFFITH, William

We take this means to publicly express sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors  who were so sympathetic and helpful during the illness and following the death of our beloved husband and father, William Griffith. We are grateful for the floral tributes, the use of motor cars for the funeral, to the Rev. Watson S Holley and all others who in any manner assisted us.
Sunday, 6 January 1946; The Cumberland SundayTimes
Posted February 18, 2011

GRIFFITH, William B.
 
Frostburg, Aug. 5 -
William B. Griffith, 67, a blacksmith employed by the Consolidation Coal Company at Eckhart, died yesterday at 5 p.m. at Miners' Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the afternoon. Mr. Griffith, a resident of Eckhart, had worked until noon when he became ill and was removed to his home and later taken to the hospital. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, thought to be induced by the heat. Mr. Griffith, a native of Eckhart and a son of the late William and Ann Griffith, is survived by his widow, the former Marie Hershberger, and one son, Allan, of Westernport, and a daughter, Mrs. Lester Bender of Eckhart, by his first marriage. He was a brother of Herbert H. Griffith, Frostburg; James Griffith, Virgiinia Beach, Va.; Miss Elizabeth Griffith, Cumberland, and Mrs. Grant Porter, Hyndman, Pa. He was a Mason.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 5, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 19, 2012

GRIFFITH, William F.

FROSTBURG - William F. Griffith, 80, of 24 Frost Avenue, died yesterday in the Martirisburg, W.Va. VA Center. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late William and Katherine (Hartig) Griffith. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pearl (McKenzie) Griffith; seven sons, George Griffith, Frostburg; Robert Griffith, Bedford., Ohio; Russell Griffith, Oakdale, Calif.; Bernard Griffith, Hudson, Ohio; Joe Dawn Griffith, and Clayton Griffith, both of Portsmouth, Va. and Blaine Griffith Marlboro, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Verna Davis, Portsmouth, Va.; Mrs, Nancy Grant, Cumberland, and Mrs. Jane Cumiskey, LaVale; three sisters, Mrs. Olive Duncan, Frostburg; Mrs. Iva Rogers, Kenmore, Ohio, and Mrs. Edna Walters, Mt. Savage; a brother, Donald Griffith, Frostburg; 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 4, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 4, 2012

Name: John Orbile Griffiths, 85, of Cumberland, MD 
Parents: Thomas Griffiths and Eva Pearl (Crowe) Griffiths 
DOB: February 1, 1917, Uniontown, PA 
DOD: Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at the WMHS Memorial Campus Hospital, Cumberland, MD 
Military:  U.S. Army/Air Corps Veteran of World War II 
Spouse: Betty Jane (Doyle) Griffiths 
Predeceased by: parents 
Survived by: wife; son, John D. Griffiths and his wife Linda, Bedford, PA; daughters, Carolyn Redman and her husband Donald, Cumberland, MD; Barbara Shaw and her husband Delmis, Cumberland, MD; sisters, Leona Durr and her husband Elmer, Frostburg, MD; Gradys Stanton, Frostburg, MD 
Burial: Saturday, January 18, 2003, Sunset Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD
 
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 2, 2015

 

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