George M. Eyler

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George Meade Eyler, 100, of Thurmont, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at St. Catherines Nursing Center in Emmitsburg,

Born Sept. 6, 1912, in Emmitsburg, on the Patterson Farm, he was the son of the late Robert David and Lula M. Trout Eyler. He was the husband of the late Odessa Irene Smith Eyler and his first wife, the late Dorothy Frances Woodward Eyler.

He graduated from Emmitsburg High School in 1930, living in the surrounding areas his entire life. As a young man he worked with his father on the state roads around Emmitsburg. Farming was his passion, and his last farming was spent on the Ewart Terpenning Farm, North Route 15 until the 1950s, raising turkeys and steers. He was proud of showing "Broadhooks Maid," a heifer at the Maryland State Fair, in Towson, and winning ribbons. "Meade" or "General George Meade," as he was called by some, was known for storytelling. He liked to speak of the old days, historical events that took place when he was a young man, and farming.

Surviving are daughter Patricia J. Raymond and son-in-law Henry Eugene Raymond, of Lovettsville, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews and their families.

He was predeceased by sisters Ruth Fitz, Dorothy Warehime, Elizabeth Hawk and Esther Baker.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg, with the Rev. Jon Greenstone officiating. Interment will be in Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Thurmont Ambulance Company or the the Elias Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 12, 2012
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