Obituaries

David “Dave” Wisor VanDyke, 76

David “Dave” Wisor VanDyke, 76

David “Dave” Wisor VanDyke, 76 of Owings, MD, passed away peacefully, Friday, February 15, 2019, at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dave was born in Punxsutawney, PA on May 15, 1942, to the late Harry and Margaret VanDyke. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rose Ann VanDyke, and his children David...
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Betty Jane Vaughn, 75

Betty Jane Vaughn, 75

Betty Jane Vaughn, 75, of North Beach, MD, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. She was born in Washington, DC, on September 11, 1943, to Lillian M. and Earl B. Perry, Sr. Betty was a secretary for Seidel Plumbing for many years. She enjoyed going to the beach, cruising, holidays and gathering...
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Robert “Smokey” Lee Greene

Robert “Smokey” Lee Greene

Smokey fought a good fight. After many years of health challenges, he unexpectedly but peacefully transitioned into eternal rest on the morning of Saturday, February 16, 2019, at his home in Clinton, MD, at the age of 74. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved and devoted wife Pat; children LaTonya (Brian) and...
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Patricia Ann Shutters

Patricia Ann Shutters

Pat was born to Ewell A. and Thelma V. Sutphin on October 12, 1930, at Providence Hospital, Washington, D.C. Pat attended school in the Washington, D.C., area and graduated from Eastern High School on January 27, 1949. At age 16, Pat met Bill at Jim’s Luncheonette in Northeast, Washington, D.C. At 19, Pat married...
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Virgil Ellison Bennett, 92

Virgil Ellison Bennett, 92

Virgil Ellison Bennett, 92, passed away February 19,2019 at Ft. Washington Medical Center in Ft. Washington, Maryland. He was born May 1, 1926 to Walter and Mitty Bennett in Gilmer County, West Virginia where he resided until induction into the U.S. Army at the age of 18. After serving in the U.S. Army during...
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Nancy Joyce Hurley, 69

Nancy Joyce Hurley, 69

Nancy Joyce Hurley, age 69 of Charlotte Hall, Maryland died February 15, 2019 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Nancy was an Office Manager for 50 plus years at her family’s business, Tri State General in Suitland, Maryland. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Allentown Baptist Church in her younger years. She enjoyed the...
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Jack Merwin Sands, 87

Jack Merwin Sands, 87

Jack Merwin Sands, age 87, of Waldorf, Maryland, died on February 14, 2019. He was born in Northville, NY on January 27, 1932. A 1950 graduate of Northville High School, Jack served in the U. S. Marine Corps for 9 years, and then had a career with the U. S. Park Police, retiring as...
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Thomas Gordon Lollis, 62

Thomas Gordon Lollis, 62

Thomas Gordon Lollis, age 62 of Waldorf, Maryland died February 12, 2019 at his residence. Thomas worked in the Electrical Department of the Prince George’s County Board of Education for 20 years. He was a member of Suitland Christian Church in his earlier years and a member of the Southern Maryland Corvette Club. He...
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William Ernest Brown, Sr., 97

William Ernest Brown, Sr., 97

William Ernest Brown, Sr., 97, a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and veteran of WW II and the Korean War, died at home on Feb. 12, 2019. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Saadia Ghazzali Brown, Maryland, and his devoted children, Rodney Brown, Wisconsin, William E. Brown, Jr., California, and...
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Catherine Imogene McCarthy, 92

Catherine Imogene McCarthy, 92

Catherine Imogene McCarthy (92) passed away peacefully at home on February 11, 2019. Born on August 20, 1926 to the late parents James Washington and Mary Ellen (Miles) Albrittain in Glymont, Maryland. Imogene grew up in La Plata and graduated from Sacred Heart School (1944), attended Strayer Business College, and worked as an administrative...
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Albert Johnson Russell, 90

Albert Johnson Russell, 90

Albert Johnson Russell, 90, of St. Leonard, MD passed away on Sunday February 17, 2019 in Prince Frederick, MD. Albert was born in August of 1928 to James and Mary Russell. He was a life long resident of Southern Maryland and farmer of this great region. He was preceded in death by his parents...
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Earl Eugene “Sonny” Griffith, 82

Earl Eugene “Sonny” Griffith, 82

Earl Eugene “Sonny” Griffith, 82, of Lothian passed away February 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born May 10, 1936 in Greenock to Preston Eugene and Ella Estelle (Catterton) Griffith. Sonny was raised in Greenock, now Lothian, and graduated from Southern High School. He enlisted in the United States Army...
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Mary Magdalene (Pilkerton) Mosher, 98

Mary Magdalene (Pilkerton) Mosher, 98

Mary Magdalene (Pilkerton) Mosher, 98, was born in St. Mary’s County on October 19, 1920. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and other family members on February 20, 2019. Mary is preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanley E. Mosher, who she married on November 22,...
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Amy Ann Colbeck Bentley, 94

Amy Ann Colbeck Bentley, 94

Amy Ann Colbeck Bentley, 94, of North Port, FL passed away on February 17, 2019 at Heritage Hall, Leesburg, VA. Amy was born in Washington, DC to the late George Briggs Colbeck and Annie Mae Davison. Amy married the love of her life, Frank Bentley, Jr. on July 7, 1942 at St. Gabriel’s Catholic...
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Joseph Augustine Turner, “Joe”, 61

Joseph Augustine Turner, “Joe”, 61

Joseph Augustine Turner, “Joe”, 61, of Chaptico, MD passed away on February 16, 2019 at his home. Born on March 20, 1957 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Frances Elizabeth Norris Turner and Joseph Wade Turner. Joe was the loving husband of Starr Lee Turner whom he married on May...
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Donna Lynn Price, “Donna Lynn,” 64

Donna Lynn Price, “Donna Lynn,” 64

Donna Lynn Price, “Donna Lynn,” 64, of Great Mills, formerly from Mechanicsville, MD passed away on February 16, 2019 in Leonardtown, MD. Donna Lynn was born on March 5, 1954 in La Plata, MD and was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Jeanette Cooksey and Joseph Reed Cooksey, Jr. Donna Lynn is survived by...
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Charisse “Sheri” G. Hill, 47

Charisse “Sheri” G. Hill, 47

Charisse “Sheri” G. Hill, 47, of Hughesville, MD passed away from a five-year battle with ovarian cancer on February 14, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 22, 1971 in Cheverly, MD to Kathleen Newman Lee. Sheri attended Thomas Stone High School and married Brian, her childhood sweetheart on October 15,...
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Barbara Jean Wilson, 78

Barbara Jean Wilson, 78

Barbara Jean Wilson, 78, of Leonardtown, MD passed away February 15, 2019 at her home. She was born August 15, 1940 in Washington, D.C. to the late Charles E. Beach and Evelyn Elizabeth McCoy Beach. On August 24, 1957 Barbara married her beloved husband, David Edward Wilson in Washington, D.C. Together they celebrated 9...
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AFCM Aubrey Lee “Norm” Norman, USN (Ret.), 87

AFCM Aubrey Lee “Norm” Norman, USN (Ret.), 87

AFCM Aubrey Lee “Norm” Norman, USN (Ret.), 87, of Hollywood, MD passed away February 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 19, 1931 in Waynesboro, VA to the late Jack Norman and Mary Meeks Norman. Norm served over 25 dedicated years in the United States Navy before...
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Carl Ignatius Raley, 91

Carl Ignatius Raley, 91

Carl Ignatius Raley, 91, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on February 17, 2019 in Callaway, MD. Born on October 23, 1927 in Mechanicsville, MD he was the son of the late Louise Knott Raley and Benjamin Clyde Raley. Carl was the loving husband to the late Theresa Cusic Raley whom he married in St....
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Luther Newton Carey, 97

Luther Newton Carey, 97

Luther Newton Carey, 97 of Lexington Park, MD, entered into eternal rest on February 15, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, February 23, 2019 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at First Missionary Baptist Church,46370 Pegg Ln, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment to follow at Charles...
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Deacon Donald Doby

Deacon Donald Doby

On Thursday, February 14, 2019, Deacon Donald Doby entered into eternal rest. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 10:00 am until time of life celebration 11:00 am at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2200 Iverson St @ 23rd Parkway, Hillcrest Heights, MD. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
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Mary Lee Paige, 89

Mary Lee Paige, 89

Mary Lee Paige, 89 of Washington, DC, entered into eternal rest on February 12, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Friday, February 22, 2019 for visitation from 9:00 am – 9:30 am; Service from 9:30 am – 11:00 am at Bible Way Church, 1100 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. Interment immediately...
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Vina Smith, 98

Vina Smith, 98

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, Vina Smith, 98, went home to be with her Lord. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 10:00 am until her celebration of life 11:00 am at Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Ave NE, Washington, DC.
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Yvonne Maria Thomas, 78

Yvonne Maria Thomas, 78

Yvonne Maria Thomas, 78 of Temple Hills, MD, entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2019. Family and friends will unite on Friday, February 22, 2019 for visitation at 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 3800 Ely Place, SE, Washington, DC. Interment...
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