Obituaries

Robert Elvin Shafer, Jr., 60

Robert Elvin Shafer, Jr., 60

Robert Elvin Shafer, Jr., 60 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on April 16, 2015. Born July 11, 1954 in Long Beach, CA, he was the son of Myrtle and Robert E. Shafer. Robert is survived by his children; Bobby Shafer of CA, Eric Shafer of CA, Joshua Shafer of MD, Nicole Shafer of CA,...
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Maurice Chapman (Tommy) Thompson, IV, 61

Maurice Chapman (Tommy) Thompson, IV, 61 of Drayden, MD passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2015 at his residence. He was born on May 27, 1953 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Maurice Chapman Thompson, III and Mary Catherine (Gough) Thompson. Tommy was raised in St. Mary’s County and was a heavy equipment operator for many...
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James Ernest (Ernie) Woodall, Sr., 67

James Ernest (Ernie) Woodall, Sr., 67

James Ernest (Ernie) Woodall, Sr., 67 of Avenue, MD passed away on April 21, 2015 in his home. Born on September 28, 1947 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Mary Frances Woodall and George Kelly Woodall. James was the loving husband of Linda Ann Woodall whom he married on December...
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Journee Ava Chapman

Journee Ava Chapman, passed away on April 21, 2015. Baby Journee was born on April 21, 2015 to Evita Baker and Vincent Chapman, of Lexington Park, MD. Family will unite with friends for a Memorial Service on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way,...
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John Edward Hancock, Jr., 51

John Edward Hancock, Jr., 51

John Edward Hancock, Jr., 51 of Hughesville, MD passed away on April 21, 2015 in Crouse, NC. He was born on October 26, 1963 in La Plata, MD to the late John Edward Hancock, Sr. and the late Margaret Ann (Mister) Hancock. John enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a heavy equipment operator with Jimmy...
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Marion “Bunny” Ridgely Chesley, 92

Marion “Bunny” Ridgely Chesley, 92

Marion “Bunny” Ridgely Chesley, 92 of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away April 19, 2015 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Born April 24, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Bernard Nicholas Ridgely and the late Mary Gertrude Thompson Ridgely. During her career with St. Mary’s school system, Marion was an elementary teacher and reading...
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Catherine “Phyllis” Wathen, 78

Catherine “Phyllis” Wathen, 78

Catherine “Phyllis” Wathen, 78 of Loveville, MD formerly of Helen, MD, passed away on April 21, 2015 in Callaway, MD. Born on June 4, 1936 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the loving daughter of the late Cora Ann Morgan, and Johnson Morgan of Helen, MD. Catherine was the loving wife of the late John...
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Marian Javan Shaifer, 78

Marian Javan Shaifer, 78

Marian Javan Shaifer, 78 of Fredericksburg, VA, (formerly of Lexington Park, MD, the place that she loved and always called “her home”), passed away on April 17, 2015. Marian was born on November 17, 1936 to the late Ernest Norman Harris and Annie Barber Harris. Marian was preceded in death by her son, Terry...
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James Hugh Herbert, Sr., 74

James Hugh Herbert, Sr., 74

James Hugh Herbert, Sr., affectionately known as “Iggy” or “Jimmie”, 74, of Hughesville, MD passed away peacefully April 19 , 2015 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Born August 25, 1940 in Hughesville, he was the son of Charles Webster Herbert, Sr. and Bessie Mae Knott Herbert. After service in the U.S. Army in Germany,...
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Ronald Woodrow Fletcher, Sr., 65

Ronald Woodrow Fletcher, Sr., 65

Ronald Woodrow Fletcher, Sr., 65 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 16, 2015 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on December 8, 1949 in Washington, DC to the late Woodrow Wilson Fletcher and the late Mary (Yew) Cawood. Ronald enjoyed watching television and especially watching football. He loved the...
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Mary Ann (Hill) Johnson

Mary Ann (Hill) Johnson

Mary Ann (Hill) Johnson passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Hollywood, MD at the home she loved. Born November 5, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Flora (Lyon) Hill. She was the wife of the late Raymond “Allison” Johnson whom she married on August 29, 1952 at Our...
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Julius Warren Tolson, 84

Julius Warren Tolson, 84

Julius Warren Tolson, 84 of Piney Point, MD, formerly from silver Spring, MD passed away on April 16, 2015 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on March 16, 1931 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Rose Gately Tolson, and Julius Watkins Tolson. Julius was the loving husband of Georgiana Kirtley Tolson, whom...
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Mary Johanne Stovall

Mary Johanne Stovall

Peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Mary Johanne Stovall departed this earthly life at Georgetown University Hospital. Family and friends will unite on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 1:00 pm until time of service 2:00 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washignton Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be private.
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Edward Stephen Wiszbicki, ”Eddie” 92

Edward Stephen Wiszbicki, ”Eddie” 92

Edward Stephen Wiszbicki, ”Eddie” 92, of St. Leonard, MD passed away on April 16, 2015 at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick, MD. He was born on November 8, 1922 in South Huntington, Long Island, NY to the late Margaret Fish and Thomas Smith. On November 22, 1943 he married his wife of...
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Anna Marie Bowles, 93

Anna Marie Bowles, 93

Anna Marie Bowles, 93 of Avenue, MD, passed away on April 16, 2015 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. Born February 9, 1922 in Loveville, MD, Marie was the daughter of the late James Thomas Hill and Annie Grace Harris Hill. Marie married her beloved husband, the late John Ralph Bowles on...
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Frederick William Smith, 77

Frederick William Smith, 77

Frederick William Smith, 77 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his residence with his daughter by his side. Born June 4, 1937 in Red Bank, NJ, he was the son of the late Bernard W. Smith and Margaret Ryder Smith. Fred was employed for over 28 years with R.J. Reynolds,...
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George Anthony DeLozier, Jr. 62

George Anthony DeLozier, Jr. 62

George Anthony DeLozier, Jr. 62 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 14, 2015 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on September 16, 1952, in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Margaret C. DeLozier of Mechanicsville, MD, and the late George A. DeLozier, Sr. George was the loving husband of Wanda DeLozier, whom he married...
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Susan Leona Mossburg Lauderbaugh, 74

Susan Leona Mossburg Lauderbaugh, 74

Susan Leona Mossburg Lauderbaugh, 74 of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of Waldorf, MD, passed away April 14, 2015 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born October 17, 1940 at Ft. Ord, CA, she was the daughter of George Wesley Banks and Margaret Frances McCune Banks. Susan loved to sew and was an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed crocheting,...
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George Roger Querry, 76

George Roger Querry, 76

George Roger Querry, 76 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. He was born on February 15, 1939 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Robert Querry and Irma Gardiner Querry. On September 19, 1957, Roger proudly enlisted in the United States Navy and served...
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Melvin D. Bladen, Sr. (Mel), 71

Melvin D. Bladen, Sr. (Mel), 71

Melvin D. Bladen, Sr. (Mel), 71 of Conway, SC formally of Calvert County, MD, passed away on April 11, 2015 in Conway, SC. Mr. Bladen was born on May 29, 1943 in Washington, DC. Mel started his Government career July, 1961 when he joined the U.S. Navy shortly after high school graduation. During his early...
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Harold Prince, 81

Harold Prince, 81

Harold Prince, a resident at Charlotte Hall Veteran Home peacefully ascended to his heavenly home on April 12, 2015. Harold was born to the late Mable Prince and Gerald Prince on April 6, 1934 in New York, N.Y. Harold was a faithful member of Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD. Harold served on the...
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Christina Marie Poetzman, 28

Christina Marie Poetzman, 28

Christina Marie Poetzman, 28 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on April 11, 2015, at her residence. Born on June 28, 1986, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of Joseph Carl Norris and Marian Rae Norris. While attending Calvert High School, Christina took cooking classes and won Second Place in the SkillsUSA MD state competition...
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Gordon Everett Cameron, 79

Gordon Everett Cameron, 79

Gordon Everett Cameron, 79 of Clinton, MD passed away April 11, 2015 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Born May 3, 1936 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Bondee Cameron and Mabel Hatton Cameron. Gordon served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1958. He worked as an electrician in the Navy...
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William Benjamin “Benny” Thompson, Sr., 66

William Benjamin “Benny” Thompson, Sr., 66

William Benjamin “Benny” Thompson, Sr., 66 of Morganza, MD passed away on April 10, 2015 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on August 18, 1948 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Rose Lee Thompson and the late Louis Marshall Thompson, Jr. Benny was the loving husband of Mary Cecelia Thompson, whom he married on...
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Sandra A. Manning

Sandra A. Manning entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 11, 2015. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and later moved to Maryland in 1972. She graduated from Potomac High School in 1983. Sandra was a concerned daycare worker and she loved children dearly. She was an active member of Little Rock Baptist Church in...
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