Obituaries

Richard, “JuJu” Armstrong, 74

Richard, “JuJu” Armstrong, 74 of Great Mills, MD passed away on January 28, 2015 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on June 28, 1940. JuJu enjoyed playing the guitar, social activities, exercising and sharing meals. He looked forward to attending church services and St. Mary’s Adult Medical Day Center....
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Diana Lynne Dennin, 48

Diana Lynne Dennin, 48

Diana Lynne Dennin, 48 of LaPlata, MD died on January 29, 2015 at the Hospice House of Charles County. Diana was born on June 11, 1966 at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC to Larry Luttrell and Rose (DeYuliis) Fuchs. She is preceded in death by her brother, Larry Luttrell, Jr.; step-sister, Kelly Shifflett; father-in-law,...
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Mary Alice Hemming, 83

Mary Alice Hemming, 83 of Hollywood, MD passed away on January 29, 2015 in Callaway, MD. Born on February 15, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Essie Marie Payne Ferguson and Bernard Xavier Ferguson, Sr. Mary was the loving wife of the late Henry John Hemming, Jr., whom she married in Hollywood,...
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Thomas Allen “Rose” Cusic, 80

Thomas Allen “Rose” Cusic, 80 of Helen, MD, passed away on January 29, 2015 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on February 8, 1934 in Oraville, MD, he was the son of the late Annie Gertrude Cusic and Thomas Wilmer Cusic. Thomas is survived by his siblings; Frances Cecelia Wood of Leonardtown, MD, Joseph Wilmer Cusic...
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Jules Grant

Jules Grant departed this earthly life on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 10:00 am until time of Memorial service at 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
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Sean Farrar

Sean Farrar departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Family and friends will unite on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD. Interment at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Waldorf, Md.
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Raymond Vernon Johnson, 84

Raymond Vernon Johnson, 84

Raymond Vernon Johnson, 84 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away January 26, 2015 at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. surrounded by his loving family. Born on August 9, 1930, he was the sixth child of nine born at his home in Oraville, MD to the late Francis Vernon Johnson and Annie Myrtle Williams Johnson....
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William “Pop” Michael Flynn, Jr., 75

William “Pop” Michael Flynn, Jr., 75

William “Pop” Michael Flynn, Jr., 75 of Indian Head, MD died on January 27, 2015. He was born on October 11, 1939 in Washington, D.C., to the late William M. Flynn, Sr. and the late Vivian M. Flynn. Pop is survived by his children, Billy Flynn (Tammy), Michael Flynn (Daphne), Michele Gilroy (Dennis), Victoria Brumbaugh...
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Sharon Diane Keener, 66

Sharon Diane Keener, 66

Sharon Diane Keener, 66 of Hughesville, MD passed away on January 27, 2015 at her residence. She was born on April 26, 1948 in Florida to the late Walter Braswell and the late Georgia Cooke Braswell. Sharon worked for Davis Antenna for 20 years as Office Manager. When she moved to Florida, she was...
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Robert Eugene Buck, 82

Robert Eugene Buck, 82

Robert Eugene Buck, 82 of Benedict, MD passed away January 27, 2015 at his residence in Benedict, MD. He was the son of late Parran B. Buck and late Sarah E. Buck. In 1959 Robert Eugene Buck was looking for a reason to get out of the house and serve his community. At the...
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Pama Lei “Pam” Barrett, 48

Pama Lei “Pam” Barrett, 48

Pama Lei “Pam” Barrett, 48 of St. Leonard, MD passed away on January 25, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center. Born January 30, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, she was the daughter of the late Ernest G. Enslow and Agnes Greenwood Sanders. Pam graduated from Frederick Douglas High School in Upper Marlboro, MD in 1984. She...
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Paul Stanley Gilliam, 79

Paul Stanley Gilliam, 79

Paul Stanley Gilliam, 79 of Hughesville, MD passed away January 23, 2015 at UM Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born December 16, 1935 in Maynor, WV, he was the son of John Paul Gilliam and Madge Faye Billups. Paul worked as a Mechanic for General Elevator until his retirement. He was...
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William Francis Butler, 49

William Francis Butler, 49

William Francis Butler, 49 of Mechanicsville, MD departed this life on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. He was the youngest son of 12 children born to the union of James Joseph, Jr. and Mary Ernell Butler. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Michael, Xavier, and James Joseph, III. Born in...
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Charles Webster “Charlie” Herbert, Jr., 86

Charles Webster “Charlie” Herbert, Jr., 86

Charles Webster “Charlie” Herbert, Jr., 86 of Hughesville, MD passed away January 25, 2015 at Washington Hospital Center. Born May 14, 1928 in Hughesville, MD, he was the son of Charles Webster Herbert and Bessie Mae Knott Herbert. “Charlie” was a life-long farmer and had also worked as a night dispatcher for SMECO until...
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Anna G. Reed, 64

Anna G. Reed, 64

Anna G. Reed, 64 of Mechanicsville, MD, departed this life on Monday, January 26, 2015 after a short illness. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Sr.; son, Christopher and father, James Brown. She is survived by her mother, Anna Brown; children, Daphne, Francis, Leroy, James and Ernest. Anna also leaves behind...
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Edward Stanley “Ski” Balicheski, Sr., 77

Edward Stanley “Ski” Balicheski, Sr., 77

Edward Stanley “Ski” Balicheski, Sr., 77 of Solomon’s, MD formerly from New Britain, CT, passed away on January 23, 2015 in Prince Frederick, MD. Born on December 22, 1937 in New Britain, CT, he was the son of the late Susan Balicheski and Frank Balicheski. Ski was the loving husband of Bernice Balicheski whom...
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Vivian Tibbs Washington, 88

Vivian Tibbs Washington, 88

Vivian Tibbs Washington, 88 of Bushwood, MD, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, surrounded by her family at her home on Longview Beach. Vivian was born in Radiant, VA, to the late James and Julia Tibbs on June 1, 1926. She enjoyed a long career as a civil servant until her retirement in 1978. She...
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Clarence Frederick “Fred” Miller, 83

Clarence Frederick “Fred” Miller, 83

Clarence Frederick “Fred” Miller, 83 of Lusby, MD, passed away on Thursday, January 22 2015, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. He was born on February 19, 1931 in Cero Gordo, IA. He was the son of the late George Harry Miller and Martha Timmer Miller. Fred proudly served in the United...
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Cecilia Agnes “Celie” Clark, 80

Cecilia Agnes “Celie” Clark, 80

Cecilia Agnes “Celie” Clark, 80 of Scotland, MD passed away on January 22, 2015 at her residence. Born on June 18, 1934 in Scotland, MD, she was the daughter of the late John Nelson Dean and Edith Rebecca (Ridgell) Dean. Celie was born and raised in Scotland, MD. She was a lifelong member of St....
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Eva Louise Dawson, 88

Eva Louise Dawson, 88

Eva Louise Dawson, 88 of LaPlata, MD, died on January 23, 2015 at the University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, MD. She was born on June 1, 1926 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Fritz D. Hoffmann and Eva Sweeney Hoffmann. She is also predeceased by her daughter, the...
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Ellen Louise “Waters, “Peachie”, 70

Ellen Louise “Waters, “Peachie”, 70

Ellen Louise “Waters, “Peachie”, 70 of Huntingtown, MD passed away on January 23, 2015 at her home. Peachie was born on August 1, 1944, in Calvert County, MD to the late Richard and Catherine Buckler Jones. She was also predeceased by a son, Randy Buckler, Brother Robert “Bobby” Buckler and her sister Patricia “Pat”...
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Sara Deritta Hutchison, 91

Sara Deritta Hutchison, 91

Sara Deritta Hutchison, 91 of Brandywine, MD passed away on January 19, 2015 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. She was born in Mt. Calbert, MD on June 2, 1923 to the late Benjamin H. Kidwell and the late Elizabeth V. (Boswell) Kidwell. Sara loved spending time with her family, playing cards,...
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Richard Lee Wilson Sr., 79

Richard Lee Wilson Sr., 79

Richard Lee Wilson Sr., 79 of Solomons, MD died January 21, 2015, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Fort Smith, AR on October 24, 1935, the first of three boys, born to Mary Alice nee Timmons and Richard H. Wilson. He grew up in Fort Smith and shortly after...
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Stephen Guy Vallandingham, 67

Stephen Guy Vallandingham, 67

Stephen Guy Vallandingham, 67 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away in Callaway, MD on January 20, 2015. Born on September 19, 1947 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Margaret Eleanor Guy Vallandingham and Stephen Lawrence Vallandingham. Stephen is survived by his children; Stephen Davis Vallandingham (Leah) of California, MD, Jessica Maria...
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Christine Marie “Chris” Garber, 83

Christine Marie “Chris” Garber, 83

Christine Marie “Chris” Garber, 83 of Lusby, MD passed away on January 18, 2015 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Born January 16, 1932 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Robert Arnold Balderson and Mary Cecilia (Dimler) Balderson. Chris graduated from Anacostia High School in 1950 and attended Strayer University for...
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