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Glade Valley Obituaries 

James F. Alexander

James F. Alexander, 88 of Walkersville, passed away peacefully after a stroke and a long battle with Alzheimer’s on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Genesis/Glade Valley Nursing & Rehab Center. He was the husband of Doris O. (Whitmore) Alexander for 62 years. Fred was born on October 7, 1929 in Middletown, the son of Guy F. Alexander, Sr. and Orpha M. (Shoemaker) Alexander. He formerly worked for C.F. Main and Sons Ice Cream, Chestnut Farms Dairy, Ebert’s Ice Cream Company, and B & C Utility Supply, Inc., from which he…

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James F. Grove

Mr. James F. “Jim” Grove, Sr., 78, of Walkersville, Maryland passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. His beloved wife, June L. Grove, died July 20, 2014. They were married 48 years. Born on May 31, 1939, in Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late Chester L. and Emma (Miller) Grove. Jim was a member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Middletown. Jim and his late wife, owned and worked in the family businesses at Grove’s TV Sales and Service and…

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Laura Catherine (Wright) Hawes Morris

Mrs. Laura Catherine (Wright) Hawes Morris, 85, passed into the arms of Jesus on November 11, 2017. Born March 25, 1932 in Branchville, MD, she was the daughter of the late William and Eloise Wright. She was married to Boyd K. Hawes of Front Royal, VA from 1950 – 1982, having three sons. She was the principal’s secretary of Walkersville High School for many years and was past president of the American Legion’s Women’s Auxiliary. After relocating to Georgia, Laura married Robert Morris. She worked in the health care industry…

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Stephen Haines Welty

Stephen Haines Welty, 47, of Walkersville passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017. Steve is the husband of Kelley Phagan Welty and the father of Ethan and Owen. Steve grew up in Flossmoor, Illinois, and is a 1992 graduate of The College of William and Mary where he met Kelley. Steve went on to earn his masters degree in special education from Western Maryland College, now called McDaniel. He also earned his administrative certificate and was in his 21st year working for FCPS. His current position was Secondary Special Education Coordinator,…

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Xiamara Martinez

Miss Xiamara Ruth Martinez, 15, of Walkersville, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at her home. Born in Frederick on August 14, 2002, she was the daughter of Joel Martinez and Jennifer Ambrose Amsley and husband Gary. Xia was in the 10th grade at Walkersville High School, where she was active in the school band and theater. In middle school she was involved with the yearbook committee, Marching Jr Lions and theater. She was a member…

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