Obituaries

Barbara Elizabeth “Peggy” Montgomery, 79

Barbara Elizabeth “Peggy” Montgomery, 79

Barbara Elizabeth “Peggy” Montgomery, 79 of Hollywood, MD passed away on April 11, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on April 24, 1934 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the loving daughter of the late John I. and Annie M. Dorsey. Barbara was the loving wife of the late William John Montgomery (Moe) whom she married...
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Helen Marie Cronin, 93

Helen Marie Cronin, 93

Helen Marie Cronin, 93 of Lexington Park, MD died April 15, 2014 at The Hermitage St. John’s Creek in Solomons, MD. Born July 1, 1920 in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Thomas P. Doherty and Catherine Keough Doherty. In 1942, Helen graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital, School of Nursing as a...
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Dyeann Braswell

Peacefully on April 11, 2014 Dyeann Braswell departed this earthly life. She is survived by her children, Darneice Braswell and Keisha Douglas; brothers, Matthew (Jacqueline) Braswell, Larry (Dorothy) Estep, and Lowell Braswell; two grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends will unite on Monday, April 21, 2014 at St....
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Earl Sylvester Douglas (Bobby), 59

Earl Sylvester Douglas (Bobby), 59

Earl Sylvester Douglas (Bobby), 59 of Lexington Park, MD, departed this life to glory early Sunday morning, April 13, 2014, after a brief illness. Bobby was born March 31, 1955, in Washington, D.C., to Mary T. and the late Earl Douglas. He was the second of five children. Bobby attended school in St. Mary’s...
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Lydia Ann Barbour

Peacefully on Saturday, April 11 2014, Lydia Ann Barbour went home to be with the Lord. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, April 23 from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment St. Mary’s Newport Catholic Church Cemetery.
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Peggy Ann Barlett, 76

Peggy Ann Barlett, 76

Peggy Ann Barlett, 76 of Hollywood, MD died April 13, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. Born March 1, 1938 in Alcoa, TN, she was the daughter of the late Freeman Aneli Billings and Maggie Elizabeth Baker Billings. Peggy was a bookkeeper for Dan Rawlings Accounting until her retirement in 2002....
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Constance (Connie) Jean Clark, 68

Constance (Connie) Jean Clark, 68

Constance (Connie) Jean Clark, 68 of Brandywine, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in West Virginia, on February 3, 1946 to the late Thelma G. Moore. Connie graduated from Gwynn Park High School in 1966 and went on to marry the love of her life, the late Chester...
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Francis McQuire Herbert, 66

Francis McQuire Herbert, 66

Francis McQuire Herbert, 66 of Avenue, MD, departed this life peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on April 12, 2014. Francis was born on July 17, 1947 in Leonardtown, MD, to the late Joseph Harry and Martha Katherine Herbert. Francis was baptized in the Catholic faith. He was a life-long parishioner of Holy Angels Catholic...
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Pearl Patricia Thompson, 78

Pearl Patricia Thompson, 78

Pearl Patricia Thompson, 78 of Mechanicsville passed away Sunday, April, 13, 2013 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born on March, 31, 1936 in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late John Everett Winfield and Doris Chester Winfield. She is preceded in death by her husband...
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Donald Gunby Keeton, 90

Donald Gunby Keeton, 90

Donald Gunby Keeton, 90 of Colonial Beach, VA and formerly of Benedict, MD passed away on April 11, 2014 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. He was born on July 17, 1923 in Arkansas to the late James Franklin Keeton and the late Hellen McHenry. Donald served with the Air Force during WWII. Later...
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June O’Day Porter

June O’Day Porter

June O’Day Porter was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 31, 1939. God called June home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was the daughter of the late James and Alberta Bowman. June received her education from the Baltimore public school system, Dunbar High, and went on to work at Stella Maris Nursing Home...
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James “Jim” Francis Harrell, Sr., 65

James “Jim” Francis Harrell, Sr., 65

James “Jim” Francis Harrell, Sr., 65 of Dowell, MD passed away on April 10, 2014 at his residence. He was born on September 9, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to Mattie Magdalene Carey Harrell and the late Francis Elmer Harrell.  Jim graduated from Suitland High School, Suitland, MD. He was employed by R & R Fabricators...
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Jose Tavera, 81

Jose Tavera, 81

Services: A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Hollywood United Methodist Church, Hollywood, MD with Rev. Sheldon Reese officiating. Interment will follow in Joy Chapel Cemetery Hollywood, MD. Visitation: The Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in...
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Preston Joseph Downs,”Freeze” 82

Preston Joseph Downs,”Freeze” 82

Preston Joseph Downs,”Freeze” 82 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 13, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. He was the loving son of the late Floyd and Adelle Downs. Preston was the loving husband of the late Mary Emma Downs, whom he married in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD on November 21, 1957,...
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Agnes Marie Jones

Agnes Marie Jones

Agnes Marie Jones, most commonly known at Marie, long-time resident of Union, NJ, departed this life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Fort Washington, MD. Marie was affiliated with Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, NJ and was well-liked and loved by all who were fortunate to know her. Services for Marie will be held...
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Thomas “Tommy” Richard Bennett, 78

Thomas “Tommy” Richard Bennett, 78

Thomas “Tommy” Richard Bennett, 78 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on April 9, 2014 at Hospice House, Callaway, MD. Born April 22, 1935 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Henry Dominic and Catherine Maria Wilkerson Bennett. Tommy is survived by his children; Thomas C. Bennett of Mechanicsville, MD, David B. Bennett of Great Mills, MD,...
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Mary R. Broxson, 79

Mary R. Broxson, 79

Mary R. Broxson, 79 of Dowell, MD, died April 8, 2014 at Prince George’s County Hospital Center in Cheverly, MD. Born August 22, 1934 in Geneva, AL, Mary was the daughter of the late James Alford Ross and Johnnie Mae Judah. She is survived by two daughters; Julie Randall (Bob) of Lexington Park, MD and...
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Jerry E. Claiborne

Peacefully on April 7, 2014, Jerry E. Claiborne entered into eternal peace. He is survived by his loving daughter, Lottie (Antoine) Webb; granddaughter, Naya Webb; brothers, William (Janie) Claiborne and Earl Claiborne and a host of other relatives. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old...
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Wilbur “Knobby” Aloysius Boteler, Jr., 61

Wilbur “Knobby” Aloysius Boteler, Jr., 61

Wilbur “Knobby” Aloysius Boteler, Jr., 61 of Lusby, MD passed away, April 5, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Born February 22, 1953 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Wilbur Aloysius Boteler and Jean Mangum Boteler. Knobby worked as a Superintendent for Sandy Excavating in LaPlata, MD. He operated heavy equipment and loved...
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Commander Robert L. Byers, 43

Commander Robert L. Byers, 43

Commander Robert L. Byers, 43 of Hollywood, MD died April 7, 2014 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. CDR Byers, son of Jimmy and the late Linda (Boling) Byers, was born on October 19, 1970 in Phoenix, AZ. CDR Byers began his Naval career in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) at Georgia Institute of...
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Margaret Alice Beall, 73

Margaret Alice Beall, 73

Margaret Alice Beall, 73 of Avenue, MD passed away on April 9, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by family. She was born on November 28, 1940 in Upper Marlboro, MD to the late Albert Leroy Canter and the late Marion Regina (Richards) Canter. Margaret loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She enjoyed bingo,...
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Constance (Connie) Jean Clark, 68

Constance (Connie) Jean Clark, 68 of Brandywine, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in West Virginia, on February 3, 1946 to the late Thelma G. Moore. Connie graduated from Gwynn Park High School in 1966 and went on to marry the love of her life, the late Chester...
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Robert Henry von Allmen, Jr., 75

Robert Henry von Allmen, Jr., 75 of North Charleston, husband of Valerie Gramling von Allmen, passed away, Friday, April 4, 2014 at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Charleston. Family and friends are invited to attend Mr. von Allmen’s visitation on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Summerville Church of Christ, 413 Old Trolley Road, Summerville,...
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Mark Visscher Millar, 74

Mark Visscher Millar, 74

Mark Visscher Millar, 74 of Tall Timbers, MD died January 2, 2014, at his residence. He was born January 28, 1939 in Falls Church, VA to the late Bradford P. Millar and Doris C. Markham Millar. Mark was self-employed as an accountant for over 48 years before his retirement in 2008. He also worked part-time...
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David Wayne Knott, 51

David Wayne Knott, 51

David Wayne Knott, 51 of Leonardtown, MD died April 3, 2014, at his residence in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on August 18, 1962 in Leonardtown, MD to Catherine B. Knott Molnar of Hollywood, MD and the late Louis Guy Knott, Sr. David was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. He was employed as...
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