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Robert Victor “Vic” Wilson

Robert Victor “Vic” Wilson 1945-2021 Robert Victor “Vic” Wilson, age 76, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the Fulton County Medical Center, in McConnellsburg, Pa. Born January 30, 1945, in Bedford, Pa., he was the son of the late William Walter Wilson and Rose C. (Howsare) Wilson; and the husband…

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Prep work continues for Hancock truck plaza

by Geoff Fox Heavy equipment has been tearing up the asphalt at the former site of the Hancock Truck Stop for the last few days as the site is prepared for construction of a new plaza. Site Superintendent Steve Wright of Cassnik Contracting said this stage of the project will take about two weeks to…

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Miller promoted to sergeant

by Geoff Fox In 2014, Rich Miller was promoted to the rank of sergeant with the Hancock Police Department and last Tuesday, October 12, he was once again promoted to that rank. For about a year, Miller was the Hancock Police Chief, but stepped down in 2018. He would return in 2019 to be an…

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Dr. Ralph Edward Thomas

Dr. Ralph Edward Thomas 1962-2021 Dr. Ralph Edward Thomas, 59, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on February 17, 1962 to Dr. Frank B Thomas III and Marion Reich Thomas of Hancock, Maryland. Ralph was the fourth of nine children, five boys…

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Dr. Colette Sue Deschamps Dardar

Dr. Colette Sue Deschamps Dardar Dr. Colette Sue Deschamps Dardar, 69, of Hancock Md., passed away on October 15, 2021 at Doey’s House Hospice in Hagerstown, Md. She enjoyed a full summer of life, after a major surgery for cancer this year, entering into eternity gently and without fear. Church fellowship, visiting and traveling with…

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Jennings Leon Vanorsdale, Jr.

Jennings Leon Vanorsdale, Jr. 1962-2021 Jennings Leon “Punkin” Vanorsdale, Jr., passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 11, 2021, and is now resting in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jennings was born in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on July 18, 1962, to Rosa Lea (Hovermale) and the late Jennings Leon Vanorsdale, Sr.…

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Jessie B. (Smith) Snyder

Jessie B. (Smith) Snyder 1940-2021 Jessie B. (Smith) Snyder, age 80, of Hagerstown, Md., died on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at her home. Born December 25, 1940, in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Sodd William Smith and Marjorie Alice (Fling) Smith. She was a 1958 graduate of Hancock High School,…

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Michael Murray

Michael Murray 1948-2021 Michael Murray, 73, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 3, 1948 in Berlin, Germany, he was the son of the late Richard Andrew and Marianne Lina (Mehrmann) Murray. Michael graduated from Hancock High School with the class of 1966. He loved…

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Boyd Price Farris

Boyd Price Farris 1926-2021 Boyd Price Farris, age 95, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at The Berkeley Springs Center LLC. Born June 23, 1926 in Great Cacapon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Boyd Price and Nellie Divelbliss Farris. He was a member of Love Assembly of God…

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William Alva Marshall

William Alva Marshall 1938-2021 William Alva Marshall, age 83, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at The Shenandoah Center in Charles Town, W.Va. Born June 24, 1938 in Bloomingdale, N.Y., he was the son of the late Alvin “Slim” and Lil Hamilton Marshall. He was a Christian. He attended public schools…

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