Recent Smoketown deceased









Dale Carter Class 1941
Ann Harrison (Riley) Class 1948
Lori Phillips Buckland, Cl 1979




Smoketown residents

Carlton Calvin Barger Sr
Gregg Allen Brake
Faye E Frye
Blondena Susan Mowry Good
Diane Patricia Grimes
Annie Painter (Kuntz) (Cooper)
Carolyn Shafer (Stone)
Sarah "Sally" I. Shankle




Carolyn Shafer (Stone)

     Mrs. Carolyn A. Stone, 67, of Brunswick, MD, passed away on December 22, 2013 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Lee Stone, and loving granddaughter, Cheyenne M. Shafer, as well as her siblings in order: Linda Shafer, Barbara Main, and Gary Shafer. She was the daughter of the late Emogene Brandenburg and Meredith Shafer. She is survived by her loving son, Dwayne D. Shafer & wife Cathy, stepson Johnny Stone & wife Sherri, stepdaughter Melinda Stone & husband Charles; brother, Emory Shafer; half-brother Douglas Orrison; half-sister, Debra Orrison; stepbrother, Steve Hinton & wife Terri; and eight grandchildren, Cameron, Kevin, Taylor, Josh, Damion, Brianna, Travis, and Austin.
     She was a very caring, loveable woman who touched everyone's heart that knew her. She enjoyed the outdoors and all of her grandchildren. She was an employee of Custom Printing for many years, and worked in the drive-thru at McDonald's in Brunswick. She will be missed by so many people and family who knew her; her love will never be forgotten and will always be missed.
     A graveside service will begin at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 27th at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15 N in Frederick. The Rev. Ken Gill will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her loving son, Dwayne Shafer. May she walk the path that God has given her.

Dale F Carter Class 1941

     Mr. Dale Francis Carter, 89, of Thurmont, died on Sunday, December 22, 2013, at the Frederick Memorial hospital. He was the loving husband of Doris Clark Carter.
Born in York, Pennsylvania on May 15, 1924, he was the son of the late William R. and Emma Marie Bievenour Carter.
Dale proudly served his country in the
 United States Navy during WW II. He was retired after working from 1945 to 1984 as a freight agent for the B & O and C & O Railroad, which became Chessie Systems. 
He was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, and an honorary life member of the Francis Scott Key American Legion Post # 11, where he was a past commander and served on many committees and held many different titles. He was also a member of the Voiture Local # 155, 40 & 8 Club. He was a former member of the
 VFW, Amvets and the Elks. In later years he enjoyed working in his garden and will be sadly missed by many friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife is one son, Kenneth D. Carter and wife Patricia, of Brunswick and his granddaughter, Carolyn M. Carter, of Brunswick.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, December 27, 2013, in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Deacon John L. Manley, will officiate. The American Legion will conduct a memorial service on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.,at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the West-Mar House, C/O Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, West Virginia 25405. ATTN; Dottie Hough.
Online condolences may be shared with his family at 

Anna Elizabeth Harrison (Riley) Class of 1948


Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Riley, 83, of Brunswick, MD was called home to the Heavenly Father on Saturday, December 21, 2013 with her loving family by her side. She fought a hard five year battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was the beloved wife of Fred Riley for nearly 64 years. Anna devoted her whole life to her family. Always putting them first, especially, her grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Born on May 12, 1930 in Weavorton, MD she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha Phillips Harrison. 
Mrs. Riley was a graduate of Brunswick High School and a lifelong member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren where she taught Sunday School for many years. Anna enjoyed working in her yard, especially with her flowers. Her favorite time of year was Christmas with all the decorating and baking she loved to do. Anna worked as a cashier for the B & O YMCA, Brunswick for many years. 
In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, son, Thomas Riley, Sr. and wife Dare of Knoxville and daughter, Cathy Strite and husband Mike of Jefferson; grandchildren Joshua Strite and wife Tricia, Valerie Riley and companion Wes Shafer, Thomas Riley, Jr. and wife Molly and Travis Riley and great-grandchild Alexander Strite
The family will receive friends at the Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Rd., Knoxville, on Thursday, December 26, 2012 from 11AM-12PM where a funeral service will begin at 12PM. Rev. Tim May will officiate. 
Interment will follow in Brownsville Cemetery.

Annie V Painter (Koontz) (Cooper)


     Mrs. Annie V. Koontz, 93 of Jefferson, Maryland passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the Kline Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Leroy Cooper and the late Ralph Koontz. 
     Born, June 23, 1920 in Lovettsville, Virginia she was the daughter of the late Charles and May Painter.
She was a member of the Church of God in Boonsboro. She was employed in her earlier years with Price Electric in Brunswick and Frederick, the Umbrella Factory in Brunswick and Byrds Packing House in Charles Town. She enjoyed fishing and also making apple butter.
     She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Cherry Cooper Whitmore, her stepchildren, Judy Virts, Edmund Koontz and Holly Summers, grandchildren, John Cooper, Mike Cooper, Jeanie Stephens, step grandchildren, Stacey Carroll, Tina Carroll, R. Edmund Carroll, Judy Smith, Nicole Wangness, Heidi Chisholm, Tauri Munger and Merick Summers and 15 great grandchildren.
     She is preceded in death by her children, Pete Cooper and Lorena Papalardo
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick on Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00-9:00PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, December 19th at 11:00AM with Pastor Virginia Price officiating. 
     Interment will be in Knoxville Reformed Cemetery

Diane Patricia Grimes

Mrs. Diane Patricia Grimes, 69, of Knoxville, died Sunday, December 1, 2013. Arrangements are by John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick.

Published in The Frederick News-Post on Dec. 3, 2013 

Fay E Fry

     Fay E. Fry, 77, died suddenly on Wed., Dec. 4, 2013. Born in Lander, MD on Nov. 3, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Clayton Fry and Pearl Woods Fry Morrison.
     She is survived by one sister, Joan J. Niceley and husband, Bruce of Knoxville, MD. In addition, she is survived by two nephews Kelly and Kim Green, both of Knoxville, MD and one niece, Tammie Green of Boonsboro, MD; great nieces Jessica, Michelle, Melanie & Rachel Green; 1 great nephew, Allen Green and numerous other family members.
     She will be fondly remembered by close cousins Kay Fry Whitten, Haines City, Fl and Wayne Fry of Frederick, MD.
We want to thank Marion Chamberlain and many special friends at Brunswick House.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Ave., Brunswick MD, on Sunday, Dec. 8th, 2013 from 4-7 pm. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 9th at 1:00PM. Officiating will be Pastor Ed Jordon of Faith Baptist Church in which Fay attended. 
     Interment will be in Reformed Cemetery, Jefferson, MD. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jefferson Missionary Baptist Church, 4802 Broad Run Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755.

Gregg Allen Brake

     Mr. Gregg Allen Brake, 18, of Jefferson, died on Sunday, December 1, 2013, from injuries of an automobile accident. Born in Frederick on April 24, 1995, he was the son of Kim B. Brake, of Jefferson and Jami Kennedy Clevenger, of Gettysburg, PA and husband Keith. Gregg was a 2013 graduate of Thomas Johnson High School and the Career and tech Center.

     He had worked as an auto body technician. He was a member of the Brook Hill United Methodist Church and the Sons of the American Legion Squadron # 11.

     Surviving in addition to his parents is one sister, Megan R. Brake, of Jefferson, grandparents, James and Johnna Kennedy and George and Wyndham Brake, all of Frederick, aunts, Kara Kennedy and Terisa Brake, both of Frederick, and Nancy Burgoon and husband Josh, of New Market, cousins, Brian Burtner, Rachel and Sarah Burgoon. He will also be remembered by his great uncle, Norris Brake, of West Virginia, and his second family the Heavners.

      The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., on Monday, December 9, 2013, at the Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from the church. The Rev. Dana Werts and Rev. Gary Hicks, will officiate.

     Interment will follow in the Brook Hill Cemetery, Frederick. Arrangements are with the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD 21702. Online condolences may be shared with his family at -

Lori Buckland Class 1979

     Lori Phillips Buckland, 52, of Littlestown, PA passed away on November 29, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. She was the wife of the late Arnold Buckland, Jr. Born on August 20, 1961, she was the daughter of Shirley L. Phillips and the late Melvin D. Phillips.Lori was born and raised in Point of Rocks, MD and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1979.
     She was employed by the Frederick News Post and had worked at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD for the last 28 years where she recently received the 2013 Director's Award for Excellence. Mrs. Buckland enjoyed jewelry design, traveling, cooking and entertaining. Additionally, Lori was a member of Carroll Manor Fire Company.
     In addition to her mother, she is survived by her brother, Steven B. Phillips, wife Suzanne and their daughters, Kathryn and Karley, and her sister, Judith P. Culler, husband Frank and their daughter, Lynsee as well as Andy Olson, a special friend to Lori. She was preceded in death by an infant brother Melvin D. Phillips, Jr.
     There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 starting at 11:00am at Doubs Epworth United Methodist Church, 5131 Doubs Rd, Adamstown, MD 21710 followed by fellowship at the Carroll Manor Fire Company, 2795 Adams Street, Adamstown, MD 21710.
     Graveside services will be private.
Memorial contributions can be made to Doubs Epworth United Methodist Church at the above address.

Sarah Hood (Shankle)

Mrs. Sarah "Sally" I. Shankle, 94, of Frederick, MD, passed away on November 24, 2013 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born April 15, 1919 in Brunswick, MD, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Jeanette Hood. Her husband, Richard C. Shankle, preceded her in death in 2000.

She is survived by one sister, Nellie Dutrow of Frederick; her son, Clarence Shankle and wife Lou Ann; granddaughter Stacy Biser & husband Gary Biser, Jr.; two great-grandsons, Gary Biser III and Tyler Biser; and several nieces, nephews, and other family members. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles Hood, Clarence Hood, Jerry Hood, William Hood, and Tommy Hood, and by two sisters, Isabel Hood and Fern Smith.

Sarah loved her family so much, especially her granddaughter and great-grandsons. She looked forward to Thursdays when she would play canasta with her friends at Crestwood and talk about her kids. She enjoyed crocheting and gave lots of afghans to friends and charities.

The family will receive friends from 1 2 PM on Wednesday, November 27th at the Chapel Mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 U.S. Route 15 N in Frederick, where a funeral service will begin at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please give to your favorite charity in the name of Sarah Shankle.

Blondena Susan Mowry Good

     Blondena Susan Mowry Good passed away unexpectedly from a fall at her home on November 21,2013. She was born June 6, 1924 in Petersburg, WV to the late Mamie Bean and James W. Mowry. She was married to the Roland (Pete) Lewis from Petersburg, WV from 1941 until his passing in 1972. In 1976, she found love again and married Frank Good, an engineer with the B&O railroad in Brunswick. Frank and Blondena traveled throughout the United States and Europe during their marriage until his death in 1994. 
     Blondena worked as a telephone operator in Washington, D.C. while her first husband, Pete, was in the navy. She retired as cashier of the Acme store in Brunswick after 28 years. 
     Blondena was happiest surrounded by her treasured family and friends. She leaves to cherish her memories many loving family members including her niece, Loberta Staley and her husband, Harold, Thurmont, MD;and their children, Bryan Dinkle and wife Marguerite and their daughter, Sarah Dinkle; Brenda Dinkle- Wright and her husband, Jeff, and their children Bailey Rae Wright and Alexandra Lea Wright, all of Frederick, MD; Mark and Anita Staley and their children Anna, Luke and Michael of Johnsville, MD; and Daniel Staley, Emmitsburg, MD and his children Joe Staley and his wife Amanda, Gettysburg, PA, and George Staley, Kemar, MD. 
     She spent every holiday and many special events at the home of her niece, Loberta, and family. She also enjoyed going out to dinner with her niece Anna Lee Bryan and her family. She could always count on her loving nephew, Daniel Bryan and his son Chad, to help her with outdoor chores. Her niece, Yvonne Roderick and her family were also a joy to her. 
     Blondena is also survived by many special nieces and nephews, countless great nieces and nephews, and several great, grand nieces and nephews whom she loved. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Maurice Good of Westminster, and many other family members from the Mowry, Lewis and Good families. 
     She loved living in the Brunswick Knoxville area where she had so many friends. Some of her special friends included Nancy Merriman, Charles Town, WV; Wanda Zombro, Brunswick and the breakfast/lunch group that met at McDonalds and Roy Rogers; Betty Hale, Lovettsville, V A; and her wonderful neighBor Nancy Virts
     Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by eight siblings including her sister, Pauline Bryan, who resided in Knoxville, MD. 
    Her wonderful laughter will be missed, but her warmth and giving ways will forever reside in our hearts. With her sudden passing, her family is reminded of the uncertainty of life and that her life is one to be celebrated. She will forever remain in our hearts, and we encourage those who loved her to honor her memory by not letting a day go by without openly expressing their love for family and friends.

     Interment will be in the Brownsville Church of the Brethren with a fellowship immediately following at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the church at 1911 Rohrersville Road, Knoxville, MD 21758. 

Carlton Calvin Barger Sr

     Carlton Calvin Barger Sr., of Frederick, passed away at Frederick Memorial Hospital on Tuesday November 19, 2013 at the age of 97. He was married to the late Helen Schaffer Barger for 53 years.
Mr. Barger was born on September 8, 1916 in Brunswick. He was the son of the late Charles Albert Barger and Ethel Frye Barger.
     He is survived by one son, C. Calvin Barger Jr. of Frederick: one daughter, H. Lucille Callahan of Frederick: and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Charles Albert Barger Jr.: son-in-law Lawrence Callahan: and daughter-in-law Josephine Barger.
     He is also remembered by a special and devoted friend Katherine Campbell. The family would also like to thank some very special people in his life, Barbara and Gary Mann, for their thoughtfulness and help.
     He was very proud to have served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Then he went on to work for the Eveready Co., the Modern Lighting Co., and Fort Detrick. He ended his career working for the National Bureau of Standards.
     The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick on Sunday, November 24, from 2:00 pm until service time at 3:00 pm.
     Interment will be private.