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Emma Ruth (Guthrie) Uphold

August 8, 1936 ~ April 17, 2019 (age 82)

Emma Ruth Uphold, 82, of Friendsville, MD, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Dennett Rd. Manor Nursing Home, Oakland, MD.

Born August 8, 1936, in Terra Alta, WV, she was the daughter of the late Orva and Hazel (Ringer) Guthrie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Eugene Uphold and one sister, Goldie Sisler.

Mrs. Uphold was a seamstress for Flushing Shirt Factory and a homemaker. She was a member of Laurel Run Church of God and Woodmen of the World, Camp 45, Friendsville.

She is survived by five sons, Michael E. (Marianne) Uphold, Frederick, MD; Gregory V. (Elizabeth) Uphold, Friendsville; Mark A. (Connie) Uphold, Oakland; David L. (Angela) Uphold, Sigourney, IA; Jamie L. (Lisa) Uphold, Harper, IA; one daughter, Cheryl Ann Uphold, Oakland; one sister, Mary Uphold, Oakland; 13 grandchildren, Kristen, Rebecca, Allison, Laura, Matthew, Andrew, David, Jr., Austin, Cody, Haley, Paden, Jace and Chelsea; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 943 Second Ave., Friendsville, on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Craig Bolyard officiating. Interment will be in the Blooming Rose Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Laurel Run Church of God, c/o Janet Sisler, 4080 White Rock Rd., Friendsville, MD  21531.

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Donations may be made to:

Laurel Run Church of God, c/o Janet Sisler
4080 White Rock Rd., Friendsville MD 21531

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