Obituaries

Stanley Bernard Wrobel (Stash), 91

Stanley Bernard Wrobel (Stash), 91

Stanley Bernard Wrobel (Stash), 91, died on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born October 31, 1924 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late John and Valeria Wrobel. Stanley honorably served in the United Sates Navy during World War II. After his time in the service he worked as a...
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Dennis Wayne Miller, 70

Dennis Wayne Miller, 70

Dennis Wayne Miller, 70, of Cedar Bluff, AL, formerly of Charles County, MD, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. After a nearly two year battle with cancer he passed away suddenly at the residence of his son in Hollywood, MD. He was born in Connellsville, PA, on April 22, 1945, the son of Nolan...
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Franklin “Frank” Fuqua, Sr., 83

Franklin “Frank” Fuqua, Sr., 83

Franklin “Frank” Fuqua, Sr. passed away at Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home on February 2, 2016 in Charlotte Hall, Md. at the age of 83. Born October 4, 1932, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Ivan and Evelyn Fuqua. Frank is survived by his wife, Betty “Mo” Fuqua; daughters Karen Timmons...
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Mary Loretta Thomas, 76

Mary Loretta Thomas, 76

Mary Loretta Thomas, 76, (affectionately known as “Bush”) of Loveville, MD, was granted her angel wings on January 31, 2016 at United Medical Center in Washington, DC. Even during her long illness, Mary demonstrated a positive attitude and faith. Mary was born on September 21, 1939, in Leonardtown, MD, to the late Joseph Albert...
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Mary Alice Somerville-Kent, 96

Mary Alice Somerville-Kent, 96

Mary Alice Somerville-Kent, 96, of Lexington Park, MD, formerly from Leonardtown, MD passed away on February 2, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Born on March 14, 1919 in Hollywood, MD she was the daughter of the late Lottie Noema Mason Somerville and George Webster Somerville. Mary is survived by her Niece Joan Rucker of Washington,...
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James Ralph “Jim” McNelis, 94

James Ralph “Jim” McNelis, 94

James Ralph “Jim” McNelis, 94 of Solomons, MD, formerly of Arthurdale, WV, passed away on January 29, 2016 at his residence. Born December 11, 1921 in Uniontown, PA, he was the son of the late William Francis McNelis and Viola Christine (Yowler) McNelis. Jim graduated from Arthurdale High School in 1939. He graduated from George...
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Cecil Edward Wilder, 75

Cecil Edward Wilder, 75

Cecil Edward Wilder, 75, of Lusby, MD died peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Cecil was born and preceded in death to Camel Lee and Ollie Mae Wilder in Rosehill, VA on October 27, 1940. In 1955 the family relocated to Calvert County. In June of 1964 he was married to...
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Mary Anita Long Russell

Mary Anita Long Russell

Mary Anita Long Russell, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on February 1, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 23, 1926 in St. Mary’s County, MD, to the late Francis Irving and Eunice Agatha Knott Long. Anita married her beloved husband, James Benjamin Russell, Jr. in 1946 at...
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Charles Louis Garner, 67

Charles Louis Garner, 67

Charles Louis Garner, 67, of Hollywood, MD, passed away on February 1, 2016 at his residence. Born on June 29, 1948 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Marion Cecelia Garner, and Thomas Irvin Garner. Charles was the loving husband of Millie Garner, whom he married on June 6, 1975 in...
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Frances Deloris Cecil, 79

Frances Deloris Cecil, 79

Frances Deloris Cecil, 79, of Hughesville, MD passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 29, 2016 in Hughesville, MD. Born on March 30, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Grace Elizabeth Higgs Greenwell and John Joseph Greenwell. Frances was the loving wife of the late Francis Geroe Cecil, Jr., whom...
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Samuel Chapman Spalding, Sr.

Samuel Chapman Spalding, Sr.

Samuel Chapman Spalding, Sr. was born December 5th, 1930 the second son to Elizabeth Claire Thompson Spalding and Francis Xavier Spalding. In addition to his older brother, he had two older sisters and later received 3 younger sisters and 2 younger brothers before his mother passed away due to complications from childbirth. He regularly...
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Beal Alan Dunbar, 54

Beal Alan Dunbar, 54

Beal Alan Dunbar, 54, of Ridge, MD, passed away on February 2, 2016 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born on November 16, 1961 to Beal and Virginia Lewis Dunbar. In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother Jeffrey and his wife Deanna, his nieces, Kaylie and Breanna Dunbar and...
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Katharine Loebner Reed, 91

Katharine Loebner Reed, 91

Katharine Loebner Reed, 91, of Mechanicsville, MD died on January 31, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 13, 1924 in East Lancing, MI to the late Joseph Cox and Katharine Crane Cox. Always wanting to lend a helping hand to a worthy cause, Kay (as she was...
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Theresa A Hall Lacey (Ann & T), 85

Theresa A Hall Lacey (Ann & T), 85

Theresa A Hall Lacey (Ann & T), 85 of Brandywine, MD formerly from Avenue, MD passed away on January 31, 2016 in Lusby, MD. Born on May 2, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Myrtle Knott Hall and Leonard Hall. Theresa is survived by her daughter Deborah E. Willoughby of Lusby, MD,...
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Harold “Skee” Cameron Noel, 99

Harold “Skee” Cameron Noel, 99

Harold “Skee” Cameron Noel (99) passed away at his home in Solomons, MD on Sunday evening January 24. Skee, born in Revere, MA, was a long time resident of Wakefield, MA before moving to Asbury-Solomons in 1999. He was widowed from the late Alice Marie Noel, his wife of 64 years, in 2007. Skee...
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Jacquelyn Tilley Delay

Jacquelyn Tilley Delay

Visitation: Thursday, February 4th, 2016, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown, MD. Prayers recited at 6:30 PM. Service Information: Friday, February 5th, 2016, 10:00 am at the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home in Leonardtown, MD with Pastor Henry Briscoe officiating.
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Gladys Eileen Gray, 85

Gladys Eileen Gray, 85

Gladys Eileen Gray, 85, of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of District Heights, MD passed away on January 30, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Wallace E. and Elizabeth G. Moessner. Eileen worked as a secretary for the Federal Government and retired from the Census Bureau. She served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for...
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Harry Hayward Carter Sr., 88

Harry Hayward Carter Sr., 88

Harry Hayward Carter Sr., 88, of Fredericksburg, VA died on January 29, 2016 at home. Born October 4, 1927 in Augusta, GA, son of Mattie and Ben Carter (deceased). On February 10, 1950 Harry married Virginia Johnson. Together they proudly raised three sons, Harry Jr., David and Scott. Harry honorably served in the United States...
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Billy Byers

Billy Byers

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, Billy Byers, passed away peacefully at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, February 8, from 10 am until time of service 11 am at the BRISCOE-TONIC FUNERAL HOME located at 2294 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, MD. Interment will follow...
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Billy Joe Wood, 72

Billy Joe Wood, 72

Billy Joe Wood, 72, of California, MD passed away on January 28, 2016 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on October 8, 1943 in Saltville, VA, he as the son of the late Ludie Haskel Wood and Floyd Henderson Wood. Billy was the loving husband of Carol Sue Wood, whom he married on October 5, 1963...
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Richard “Dick” Keith Cline, 75

Richard “Dick” Keith Cline, 75, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on January 26, 2016 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on February 5, 1940 in East Liverpool, OH, he was the son of the late Ida Mae McKinney Cline and Victor Raymond Cline. Dick was the loving husband of the late Sheila Catherine Cline, whom...
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Dorothy Christine Hill, 83

Dorothy Christine Hill, 83

Dorothy Christine Hill, 83, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away January 28, 2016 at her residence. Born November 25, 1932 in LaPlata, MD, she was the daughter of Carroll C. Hancock and Dola Murphy Hancock. A member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Dorothy was a farmer along with her late husband. She enjoyed her family,...
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John Dee (David) Choat, Sr.

John Dee (David) Choat, Sr.

John Dee (David) Choat was born January 25, 1933 in Eddyville, Kentucky. He was one of eleven children born to James Fred and Rosa Viola Elliott Choat. Raised as a Kentucky/Tennessee farm boy, he was strong and ready to serve his country in 1951 when he joined the US Navy for the Koran War....
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Jewel Stemple Wood

Jewel Stemple Wood

Jewel passed away on January 27, 2016 after a ten year journey with ovarian cancer. She had been doing great until December 24 when she became ill. Upon investigation of her symptoms it was discovered that she had a recurrence. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done to stop the course of her...
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Clare Calvert Whitbeck, 75

Clare Calvert Whitbeck, 75

Clare Calvert Whitbeck, 75 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 20, 1940 in Arlington, VA to the late George Walton Calvert and Lottie Mae Copenhaver Calvert. After graduating from George Washington University in Washington, DC with a bachelor’s degree...
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