Obituaries

CPT. William Thomas “Tom” Slaughter, 67

CPT. William Thomas “Tom” Slaughter, 67

CPT. William Thomas “Tom” Slaughter, USA Retired, 67 passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 peacefully at his home in Lexington Park, MD. He was born April 11, 1947 in Newport News, VA. Tom graduated with a degree in Business from the University of Southern Mississippi. He served in the US Army for over 22...
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James Orville Dickens, 74

James Orville Dickens, 74

Our beloved James Orville Dickens, 74 of St. Inigoes, MD, departed this earthly life and went home to be with the Lord on “Good Friday” April 18, 2014. James also known as “Jim” was born on September 23, 1939 in St. Georges Island to the late James O. Dickens, Sr. and Viola M (Greene)...
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Ann McDougall Carrigan Goshorn, 67

Ann McDougall Carrigan Goshorn, 67

Ann McDougall Carrigan Goshorn, 67 of St. Leonard, MD passed away on April 21, 2014 in the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Born September 5, 1946 in Greenack, Scotland to the late John and Kate Casement Carrigan. Ann was the youngest of four daughters. She attended Catholic Schools until the age of 15, which is...
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Debra Ann Oldland Ury, 62

Debra Ann Oldland Ury, 62

Debra Ann Oldland Ury, 62 of Lusby, MD passes away April 18, 2014 of Cholangiocarcinoma, at her home. She was born in Washington, D.C. on August 14, 1951 to Delbert and Rose Oldland. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Ury and loving mother to Rosemary and Suzanne Ury. She graduated from Oxon Hill...
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Katrina “Tina” Louise Owens, 43

Katrina “Tina” Louise Owens, 43

Katrina “Tina” Louise Owens, 43 of Mount Jackson, VA, passed away on April 16, 2014 in Winchester Hospital. Born February 1, 1971 in Arlington, VA, she was the daughter of Sue Karen Leonard Stark DeCost and Dewey Wallace Decost, Jr. of Dale City, VA. Tina is survived by her husband Malcolm David Owens of...
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Theresa A. Grabis Abell, 95

Theresa A. Grabis Abell, 95

Theresa A. Grabis Abell, 95 of St. Clements Shores, Compton, MD passed away peacefully on April 21, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. She was born December 16, 1918 in Waldorf, MD and was the daughter of the late John P. and Barbara Therres Grabis. Theresa was married June 22,...
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Marion Wood Gatton, 81

Marion Wood Gatton, 81

Marion Wood Gatton, 81 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away April 16, 2014 at her residence in Lexington Park, MD. She was born November 7, 1932, in Dameron, MD, to the late Harry Eugene Wood and Catherine Hattie McKay Wood. On November 11, 1950 she married her late husband James Aubrey Gatton. They spent 52...
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Rylee Nicole Barnes, 3 months

Rylee Nicole Barnes, 3 months of Compton, MD died April 16, 2014 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Born January 9, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of James Jones and Dana Goldsby. In addition to her parents, Rylee is survived by her siblings, Rodriquez Goldsby, Gabrianna Bennett and Jamarion Deloach and her grandmother,...
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Angela Noel Dorsey, 35

Angela Noel Dorsey, 35

Angela Noel Dorsey, 35 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away April 17, 2014 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD with family at her side. Born December 22, 1978 in Cheverly, MD, she was the daughter of David Peter Watters and Phyllis Jean Jones Watters. Angela was a 1996 graduate of Chopticon High School. She was...
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Bruce Robert Grube, 61

Bruce Robert Grube, 61 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away April 17, 2014 at UM Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born August 11, 1952 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Frank William Grube and Alverta Grube. Bruce served in the U.S. Navy from 1971 – 1975. He was an avid...
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Katrina “Tina” Louise Owens, 43

Katrina “Tina” Louise Owens, 43

Katrina “Tina” Louise Owens, 43 of Mount Jackson, VA, passed away on April 16, 2014 in Winchester Hospital. Born February 1, 1971 in Arlington, VA, she was the daughter of Sue Karen Leonard Stark DeCost and Dewey Wallace Decost, Jr. of Dale City, VA. Tina is survived by her husband Malcolm David Owens of...
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Shirley Ann (Joy) Kovich, 72

Shirley Ann (Joy) Kovich, 72

Shirley Ann (Joy) Kovich, 72 of Ridge, MD passed away on April 13, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Born on February 28, 1942, in Ridge, MD she was the daughter of Michael Love Joy and Mary Magdalen (Gatton) Joy. Shirley recently retired from the Archdiocese of Washington having worked at St....
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Jane Virginia Nash

Jane Virginia Nash

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” King James 2nd Timothy 4:7. Jane Virginia Nash was the 10th child born to the late Marion and Margaret Johnson on February 15, 1935. She had ten brothers and sisters – Gladys, Lester, Hampton, Lemuel, Morris, Hubert, Irene,...
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Joann Lore Kersey

Joann Lore Kersey

Joann Lore Kersey, of Solomons, MD passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 18, 2014. She is preceded in death by her son Joseph Lore Kersey and her husband Alton of 59 years. She was raised in Solomons and graduated from Calvert County High School in 1949 and went on to graduate from...
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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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