CUMBERLAND,MARYLAND -- The Rev. Raymond Ellsworth Kirby, 86, of Ellerslie, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 4, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Born May 9, 1912, in Mount Savage, he was the son of the late William Howard Kirby and the late Matilda (Frankenberry) Kirby.
Rev. Kirby was retired from Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. He also was a retired pastor of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Fort Ashby, W.Va., where he served as pastor for 35 years. He was interim pastor to many Assembly of God churches in the tri-state area. Since retirement, he was a member of the LaVale Chapel Assembly of God. While an instructor at Zion Bible Institute, he received an honorary doctorate degree.
Surviving are a wife, Kathleen A. (Beal) Kirby, Ellerslie; a son, Donald W. Kirby and wife Barbara, Caldeonia, Miss.; a daughter, Grace N. Ringer and husband Robert L., Ellerslie; a brother, Robert Kirby, Winston Salem, N.C.; a sister, Mabel Elliott, Carlisle, Pa.; three grandchildren, Kathy Morrison and husband Tim, Columbia, S.C., Kristy Wilcox and husband Tim, Caldeonia, Robin Rene Ringer, Ellerslie; and three great-grandchildren, Matthew and Emilee Wilcox, Caldeonia, and Kevin Morrison, Columbia, S.C.
Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted at the Central Assembly of God Church, Bedford Road, Cumberland, on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen M. Schuessler officiating.
Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Rev. Kirby's nephews, Jim Kennell, Kenneth Kennell, Leonard Blank, John Twigg, Bob Often and Terry Beal.
Publication Date: Friday, June 05, 1998
The Cumberland Times-News
(SOURCE) Joe McKenzie
Kathleen A Kirby (1914 - 1999)*
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