Obituaries

Mary Eva Dorsey, 74

Mary Eva Dorsey, 74

Mary Eva Dorsey, 74 of California, MD, lovingly known by friends and family as “Plumie”, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center. She was the daughter of the late James Leo Knott and Mary Nettie Dade of Newport, MD., born on September 20, 1940 in Newport, MD. She was...
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Walter “Duke” Ward, 75

Walter “Duke” Ward, 75

Walter “Duke” Ward passed away at his home in LaPlata, MD on July 27, 2015 at the age of 75 after a long illness. May he rest in peace. Duke enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and after serving 24 years on active duty, he retired in 1984 as an E8 Master Sergeant and...
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Dorothy “Ralley” Joyce Yates, 55

Dorothy “Ralley” Joyce Yates, 55

Dorothy “Ralley” Joyce Yates, age 55, of Indian Head, MD formerly of Newburg, MD passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 peacefully at her home with her family at her side. The family will receive friends at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD on Monday, August 3, 2015 from 9:00 to...
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Kevin Todd Orencia, 36

Kevin Todd Orencia, 36

Kevin Todd Orencia, 36 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away unexpectedly on July 25, 2015. Kevin was born on December 3, 1978 in Rockville, MD. Kevin is preceded in death by his father, Renaldo “Ronnie” Orencia and his grandparents, Rosalee Reece and Constantino and Mary Orencia. Kevin is the beloved son of Teresa Orencia of Mechanicsville,...
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Mary Frances Wible, 91

Mary Frances Wible, 91

Mary Frances Wible, 91 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 28, 2015 in St. Leonard, MD. Born December 3, 1923 in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late Mary Agnes Bowles Smith and William Vincent Smith. Mrs. Wible was the loving wife of the late Benjamin (Ramey) Wible whom she married...
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Raymond R. Thomas

Raymond R. Thomas

Raymond R. Thomas departed this earthly life on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He is survived by his devoted wife, Vashtie Thomas; children, Sheree Celey, Jeffery (Lisa) Thomas, Sheila (Anthony) Mackmore; niece, Connie Thomas; nephew, Ashton Thomas; 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death...
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Mary Elnedda George Toon, 85

Mary Elnedda George Toon, 85

Mary Elnedda George Toon was born February 22, 1930 in Whiteville, NC, daughter to the late Archester Lennon and Carrie Levada George Lennon. She departed this life peacefully on July 25, 2015 at St Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Mary was united in holy matrimony to the late Patrick Henry Toon in April of...
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Daniel “DB” Jason Brown, 37

Daniel “DB” Jason Brown, 37

Daniel “DB” Jason Brown, 37 of Lusby, MD, formerly from Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 25, 2015 in Lusby, MD. Born on March 6, 1978 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the loving son of Anne & Skip James of Mechanicsville, MD and Douglas Brown, Sr. of Lusby, MD. Daniel is survived by his...
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Douglas “Doug” Howell Brown, Jr., 39

Douglas “Doug” Howell Brown, Jr., 39

Douglas “Doug” Howell Brown, Jr., 39 of Washington, DC, formerly from Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on July 27, 2015 in Lusby, MD. Born on April 18, 1976 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the loving son of Anne & Skip James of Mechanicsville, MD and Douglas Howell Brown, Sr. of Lusby, MD. Douglas is survived...
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Winston W. Burroughs, 92

Winston W. Burroughs, 92

Winston W. Burroughs, 92 of Waldorf, MD, passed away on July 26, 2015. He was born on April 5, 1923 in Charlotte Hall, MD to William and Mabel Burroughs. In addition to his beloved wife of 64 years, Rose Montgomery Burroughs, Winston is survived by his sons, Chuck (Debbie) Burroughs, Jimmy (Debbie) Burroughs, and...
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Jeannette Cantwell Chandler, 77

On Saturday, July 25, 2015 Jeannette Cantwell Chandler died at home one year after being diagnosed with ALS. She was 77 at the time of her death. A native of Washington, D.C., Jeannie attended Notre Dame High School and Trinity College. She later received her M.A.I., the highest designation in real estate appraisal, and...
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Charlotte B. Young

Charlotte B. Young

Charlotte B. Young departed this earthly life on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Family and friends will unite for visitation on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD and Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 11:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at...
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Agnes Geneieve Carter, 104

Agnes Geneieve Carter, 104

Agnes Geneieve Mills Carter, 104 of Mechanicsville, MD, was born on August 12, 1910 and departed this life on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:15 a.m. with loved ones by her side. Agnes was the daughter of the late William and Mildred Young Mills. Agnes was married to Joseph Walter Carter, Sr. for 72...
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Violette Mae Rowell, 87

Violette Mae Rowell, 87

Violette Mae Rowell, 87 of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away July 27, 2015 at her home. She was born on December 31, 1927 in Baltimore, MD to the late Haze and Evelyn Buckmaster. Devoted wife of Ernest L. Rowell, beloved mother of Bonnie Blackwell, Debbie Weimert, Marilyn Harkey, Ernest L. Rowell, Jr., Lisa Rowell, Johnny...
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Cody Michael Lacey, 21

Cody Michael Lacey, 21

Cody Michael Lacey, 21, of Mechanicsville, MD, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Mechanicsville, MD. He was born on February 10, 1994 to Stephen Aloysius and Daniello Marie Ridgell Lacey. Cody was a generous, compassionate and loving young man. He cared very deeply for his sister Gwendolyn and little brother Thomas. The three kept in...
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Joseph Warren Hoffman, 93

Joseph Warren Hoffman, 93

Joseph Warren Hoffman, 93 of Hughesville, MD passed away July 21, 2015 at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. Born November 26, 1921 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William F. Hoffman and the late Mary E. Reid Hoffman. Joe was a member of Calvary Chapel...
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Warren L. Dearstine, 92

Warren L. Dearstine, 92

Warren L. Dearstine, 92 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on July 23, 2015 in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on October 9, 1922, he was the son of the late Eva May and Bernard Joseph Dearstine. Warren was the loving husband of Agnes Bertha Dearstine, whom he married on July 25, 1945 in Indian Head,...
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Lurene Bomer Maddux, 98

Lurene Bomer Maddux, 98 of Solomons, MD passed away on July 20, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. Born May 29, 1917 in Memphis, TN, she was the daughter of the late John O’Neal Bomer and Lamar (Ryals) Bomer. Lurene graduated from Memphis High School in December of 1934, and graduated from Southwest State Teachers College in...
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Paul C. Tippett, Sr., 70

Paul C. Tippett, Sr., 70

Paul C. Tippett, Sr., 70 of Welcome, MD, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. He was born on July 17, 1945 to the late Albert and Alice Dingee Tippett. He was self-employed and worked as a carpenter and builder for 17 years. He is...
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Virginia Tuthill Houston, 85

Virginia Tuthill Houston, 85 of Solomons, MD died Monday, July 20, 2015, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 20, 1929 in Riverhead, NY to the late Sidney P. Tuthill and Adelaide H. Satterly. On July 1, 1950, Virginia married her beloved husband,...
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CWO4 Charles Corbett Roach, USN (Ret.), 69

CWO4 Charles Corbett Roach, USN (Ret.), 69

CWO4 Charles Corbett Roach, USN (Ret.), 69 of St. Inigoes, MD, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 9, 1946 in Houston, TX to Mary Burkhardt Roach and the late Hollis L. Roach. In 1965, Charles proudly entered the United States Navy and...
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Margaret (Mootsie) Ann Allen, 71

Margaret (Mootsie) Ann Allen, 71

On Monday, July 20, 2015, Margaret (Mootsie) Ann Allen, 71 of Lexington Park, MD was called from her earthly home to be with the Lord in her Heavenly home. She was the daughter of the late Myrtle Allen. Margaret was born on February 9, 1944. She is survived by her children Malissa Spaulding (Patrick),...
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Tanya Lee Pfister, 45

Tanya Lee Pfister, 45

Tanya Lee Pfister, 45 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 22, 1970 in Wiesbaden, Germany to Lee Dennis Olsen of Wilbraham, MA and Janice Robbins Christensen of Arnold, MD. Tanya is...
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Edna Lucile McGrath, 90

Edna Lucile McGrath, 90 of Colton’s Point, MD passed away on July 18, 2015 in Callaway, MD. Born on February 15, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Christina Catherine Lehew Leek and Leprinces Berl Leek. Edna was the loving wife of the late Joseph Donald McGrath, whom she married in Holy Angels...
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Marvin Carl Franzen, 87

Marvin Carl Franzen, 87

Marvin Carl Franzen, 87 of Lexington Park, MD, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s. He was born on January 24, 1928 in Britton, SD, to the late Carl Gunner Franzen and Ruth Cecelia Larson but grew up in Rutland. Marv was always trying to figure out how to make a...
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