Obituaries

Jane Rupprecht

Services: A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM in First Saints Community Church Leonardtown Campus, Leonardtown, MD with Rev. Ruth Dixon officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 29, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in...
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Josiah Jon “J” Nugen, 30

Josiah Jon “J” Nugen, 30

Josiah Jon “J” Nugen, 30 of Lusby, MD passed away on November 21, 2014 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Born February 27, 1984 in Haverford West, Wales, he was the son of Gail G. (Orwiler) Nugen and Tom Nugen of Bremerton, WA. Josiah graduated from Central Kitsap High School in 2002. He was an HVAC...
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Dossie “Dot” Tindell Rogers, 94

Dossie “Dot” Tindell Rogers, 94

Dossie “Dot” Tindell Rogers, age 94, passed away November 20, 2014, at her home in Lexington Park. She was born June 3, 1920 in Corryton, TN, the daughter of Nellie Ferguson Tindell and John Tindell. She married J. Will Rogers on October 25, 1941, and they resided in Knox County, TN, and West Palm...
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Frederick Barrett Garris

Frederick Barrett Garris

Frederick Barrett Garris of California, MD died peacefully on November 21, 2014 at Hospice House in Callaway, MD. He was born in Collosse, VA, Isle of Wight County to the late Claude Etheldred Garris and Violet Davis Garris. He married Madelyn M. Boomhower on April 10, 1949 at First Christian Church, Portsmouth, VA. He...
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William Richard “Ricky” Bean, 52

William Richard “Ricky” Bean, 52

William Richard “Ricky” Bean, 52 of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on November 19, 2014 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, MD. Born July 10, 1962, in Leonardtown, MD, he is the son of the late William Edward and Joyce Robertson Bean. He is the brother of Linda (Duncan) Lepper and...
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Barbara J. Johnson

Barbara J. Johnson

Barbara J. Johnson departed this earthly life on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Johnson; children, Derrick Johnson (Cynthia), Juan Johnson (Pamela), Chiquita Horton (James), Tanja Woolfolk (Alvester), and Jacques Johnson; sisters, Pearl Nunery, Dorothy Hailstock, and Mary Ellen Blockamore; brother, Harry Long; 23 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and...
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Margaret Ann Wilson, 83

Margaret Ann Wilson, 83

Services: A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD with Father David Beaubien officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady’s Catholic Cemetery, Leonardtown, MD. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 8:00...
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Wayne Lee Pettit, 84

Wayne Lee Pettit, 84

Former Maryland State Police Waldorf Barrack Commander and St. Mary’s County Sheriff Wayne L. Pettit passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on the Wicomico River in Maddox, MD on Friday, November 21, 2014 after a valiant two year battle with Leukemia. Sheriff Pettit was born May 31, 1930 in Vance,...
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Roseann Uhl Adams, 64

Roseann Uhl Adams, 64 of California, MD died peacefully on November 16, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s after a battle with cancer. Roseann was born on March 9, 1950. She was the daughter of the late George and Celiann Rose Uhl. She is predeceased by her husband, George Edward Adams, Jr. She and...
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Richard Fowler Gardiner, Sr., 78

Richard Fowler Gardiner, Sr., 78

Richard Fowler Gardiner, Sr., 78 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at UM Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, MD. He was born on August 2, 1936 in Washington, D.C. He is the son of the late Thelma Kathleen Fowler Gardiner and step-son of the late Albert Gardiner. Richard was...
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George Anthony Beuchert, Sr., 67

George Anthony Beuchert, Sr., 67

George Anthony Beuchert, Sr., 67 of Hughesville, MD passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Hospice House of Charles County in Waldorf, MD. He was born on February 22, 1947 in Washington, D.C., to the late Jerome Joseph Beuchert and the late Jessie Richards Beuchert. George worked as a Superintendent for Beuchert Excavating...
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James Robert “Jamie” Bacon, 46

James Robert “Jamie” Bacon, 46

James Robert “Jamie” Bacon, 46 of Hollywood, MD, died on November 18, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 15, 1968, in Washington, D.C., he is the son of Carol Lynn Garner Lancaster of Hollywood, MD and James Edward Bacon of Berkley Springs, WV. Jamie graduated from Clinton Christian...
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Shirley Ann (Monnett) Bowles, 65

Shirley Ann (Monnett) Bowles, 65

Shirley Ann (Monnett) Bowles, 65 of Colton’s Point, MD, formerly from Prince Frederick, MD, passed away on November 15, 2014. Born on April 20, 1949 in Prince Frederick, MD, she was the daughter of the late Alma Katherine (Ogden) Monnett and Thomas Clifford Monnett, Sr. Shirley was the loving wife of Robert E. Bowles,...
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John “Jackie” Leroy Schwaner, 71

John “Jackie” Leroy Schwaner, 71

John “Jackie” Leroy Schwaner, 71 of Fort Washington, MD passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on November 28, 1942 in Washington, D.C. to the late John Schwaner and the late Bessie Padgett Schwaner. Jackie worked for the Washington Post for over...
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Billie Lou Brown, 78

Billie Lou Brown, 78

Billie Lou Brown, 78 of California, MD passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014. Billie was born on January 3, 1936 in Crumpler, NC. On November 12, 1952, Billie married her loving husband, the late Marvin W Brown in Grassy Creek, NC. Together they celebrated 55 loving years of marriage before his passing in October...
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Grace Jackson Morris “Bebe” Gibson, 92

Grace Jackson Morris “Bebe” Gibson, 92

Grace Jackson Morris “Bebe” Gibson, 92 of Leonardtown, MD died Sunday, November 16th at her residence with her family by her side. She was born November 11, 1922 in Avenue, MD to the late Andrew Jackson Morris and Grace Catherine Hill Morris. She was the fifth daughter and baby of the family. The nickname...
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Mary Christine Cooper

On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Mrs. Mary Cooper, was peacefully called home to be with the Lord. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10:00 am until Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 100 Village Street, Waldorf, MD 20602. Interment immediately...
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Pastel Sherwood “Pickle” Puffinberger, 85

Pastel Sherwood “Pickle” Puffinberger, 85

Pastel Sherwood “Pickle” Puffinberger, 85 of Leonardtown, MD, died on November 13, 2014 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. Born on November 13, 1929, in Winchester, VA, he is the son of the late Grover Cleveland Puffinberger. Pickle had a long career as a talented carpenter. He also spent many years working...
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Jeanne Marie McIntire, 69

Jeanne Marie McIntire, 69

Jeanne Marie McIntire, 69 of Montross, VA, formally of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away November 13, 2014 at her residence. Born January 26, 1945 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Jonathan Bryant and Patricia Barbour Bryant. Jeanne did a lot of volunteer work with the Hughesville Baseball Association, and the Fredericksburg Hospice....
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William DeWitt “Dee” Alexander, Jr., 56

William DeWitt “Dee” Alexander, Jr., 56

William DeWitt “Dee” Alexander, Jr., 56 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away November 13, 2014 at Hospice of the Chesapeake, Harwood, MD after a 4-year battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Born October 7, 1958 in La Plata, MD, he was the son of William DeWitt Alexander, Sr. and Evelyn Marie Silvius. Dee worked as...
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Al Owens, 46

Al Owens, 46, of Lexington Park, MD, died on November 15, 2014 at his residence. Born on June 30, 1968, in Centralia, IL, he is the son of the late Raymond P. Owens and Katie Lou Owens of Lexington Park, MD. Al enjoyed gardening with his late father, hunting, playing video games and watching Super...
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Thomas J. Burke, Sr., 89

Thomas J. Burke, Sr., 89

Thomas J. Burke, Sr., 89 of Hollywood, MD, passed away November 10, 2014 surrounded by loving family at his home. He was born in Bronx, NY, on January 29, 1925 to William P. Burke and Eleanor White Burke. Leaving high school early, Tom proudly served in the United States Army during World War II...
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Cornelia Francis Smith, 88

Cornelia Francis Smith, 88 of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on November 11, 2014 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Center in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on June 1, 1926 in Charlottesville, VA to the late Jason Pritchett and the late Bessie (Wood) Pritchett. Cornelia enjoyed playing bingo, having dinner with friends, going to fairs,...
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Linda Ann Cope, 68

Linda Ann Cope, 68

Linda Ann Cope, 68 of Leonardtown, MD, died on November 12, 2014 at her residence. Born on July 8, 1946, in Washington, D.C., she is the daughter of the late Harry Klotz and Sarah Blakely Klotz. Linda was employed for over 30 years as a bookkeeper until her retirement. She loved to spend time...
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Harry Calvin “Snutty” Wright, Sr., 91

Harry Calvin “Snutty” Wright, Sr., 91, of Ridge, MD, died on November 12, 2014 at Solomons Nursing Center in Solomons, MD.Born on August 28, 1923, in Ridge, MD, he is the son of the late Harry B. Wright and Sabre C. Nelson. Snutty worked for many years for Hoke Amusement, repairing slot machines throughout...
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