2010-02-25 / Church News

Cards Of Thanks

Recently and quite unexpectedly, we were able to fly to Miami, Fla., to pick up our daughter who we, for nearly three years, have been working to adopt from Haiti.

With the tragedy that has rocked Port-au-Prince, our daughter, Isna, was flown out of the country under humanitarian conditions. This sudden arrival was a pleasant surprise, but what was equally unexpected and pleasant was the outpouring of generosity from our community. From cards, to donations of clothes (she was taller than we expected), to prayers, to prepared meals and visits, we feel truly blessed.

We would like to especially thank Fulton County Medical Center and CEO Jason Hawkins for donating medical and lab services, Angela McKelvy and our library friends for preparing meals for us, Laurel Ridge Church for prayers and support and our families and friends for their encouragement and love.

Although we are still transitioning, it is encouraging that we have such a supportive community here in Fulton County.
Jeremy and Natalie


This in praise of the surgical unit at Fulton County Medical Center. Dr. Milroth recommended Dr. Todd Harrison of Hagerstown. I had two outpatient surgeries on my feet. My surgeries went great. Dr. Henderson personally called to check on me afterwards. Thanks to Dr. Milroth for the recommendation. The surgical unit folks could not have treated me kinder.

Perhaps a star on that sidewalk in California! You all did yourself proud with my two visits. To Jill for your concern and kindness over and beyond. To all the others I can’t recall names, but thanks.

I finally can wear open-toed shoes and not be ashamed. At my age that’s a real pride in myself too.

Hazel Houck Edwards


We would like to thank everyone for the kindnesses extended to us and our family during the illness and death of our wife and mother, Kate.

To family and friends who sent flowers and cards and for the prayers, visits, food and words of sympathy.

We appreciate every thoughtful act and sincerely thank each and every one of you.

Dale L. Keebaugh

Sons and family


We would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, cards and sharing of fond memories during the passing of our mother, grandma, great-grandma, Helen B. (Gordon) Gregory.

We especially want to thank first of all the staff at Autumn Acres and Berkeley Springs Rehab and Nursing for all their help and loving care during Mom’s long trip down Alzheimer’s long, nasty road.

Also thanks to Rev. Bill Swope. We would have been lost without him.
Thank you,
Jerry, Marg, Travis,
Adreanne, Kaitlin,


The family of Frank Strait would like to thank everyone for the many crds, flowers, food and visits during the death of our loved one.

We thank those for the memorials made to Mays Chapel Church and to the Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C.

A special thanks to Rev.Delmas Bard and Rev. Marion Nesselrodt.

May God bless each and everyone.
Parents: Bob and Regina Strait
Daughter Sheila (Strait) Engle
and family
Sister Jean (Strait) Gregory
and family


The family of Steven Swadley wishes to thank everyone for their many acts of kindness during his long illness and passing.

Your prayers and encouragement will always be appreciated. We especially want to thank our families, church family and neighboring churches for your visits, support and the meals that were provided.

Our family was strengthened by Steve’s business family, customers and classmates who helped us in a remembrance of his life. We really appreciate the efforts of our friends and neighbors who assisted us in so many different ways.

A special thank-you to Rev. Garber, who was there for the entire family. Your efforts have helped us cope during this most difficult time. Again we want to say thanks and may God bless each of you.
Wife Betty
Sons: Benjamin and
Benjamin’s wife Olivia
and daughter Grace
Robert and Shirley Swadley
Sister Kathi
and husband Ken and
son Logan Shreve
grandmother Violet Swadley

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