Obituaries

Richard Henry “Bubba” Tyer, 68

Richard Henry “Bubba” Tyer, 68, of Oxon Hill (formerly of Avenue, St. Mary’s County), went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 28, 2012. Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4275 4th Street,...
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Elizabeth B. Swann, 88

On Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, Elizabeth Bernice Swann, passed away peacefully at the Bradford Oaks Nursing Home in Clinton. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 201 St. Mary’s Avenue in LaPlata, Maryland 20646. Interment...
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Carol Shipman- Widmayer nee Shaw, 69

Carol Shipman- Widmayer nee Shaw, 69

Carol Shipman- Widmayer nee Shaw, 69, of Prince Frederick passed peacefully into eternity on Dec. 30 in Washington Hospital Center after a brief illness. She was born on August 13, 1943 to the late Ernest Theodore and Freida Neville Shaw. Carol was a dedicated employee of the Macy’s Company for over 30 years where...
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Harriett Ann Swales Forrest, 97

Harriett Ann Swales Forrest, 97

Harriett Ann Swales Forrest, daughter of the late Frank and Jane Frances McWilliams Swales was born on June 20, 1915 in Leonardtown. She entered into eternal life on Dec. 27. Harriett was educated in the public school system in St. Mary’s County Maryland. In 1935, she married James A. Forrest, Sr., at St. Aloysius...
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Robert A. Purple, 81

Robert A. Purple, 81

Robert A. Purple, 81, of Hollywood, Maryland died on Dec. 30, 2012 at his home. Born July 25, 1931 in Newport, RI, he was the son of the late William and Henrietta “Mary” Purple. Bob graduated from The Citadel in June 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and later received a Master’s degree in...
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Doris Catherine Dunn, 83

Doris Catherine Dunn, 83

Doris Catherine Dunn, 83, of La Plata, formerly of Leonardtown passed away on Dec. 28 at her residence.  Born on August 30, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Joseph and Elizabeth Violet (Pilkerton) Quade.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband Joseph Manley “Dinky” Dunn whom she married on...
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Thomas B. Ricker III, 57

Thomas B. Ricker III, 57

Thomas B. Ricker III, 57, of Lusby, MD passed away on December 28, 2012 in Baltimore, MD. Thomas was born on May 2, 1955 in Cheverly to Thomas B. Ricker, Jr. and Mary June (Sturgis) Ricker. Thomas was preceded in death by his father Thomas. He is survived by his children Jessica Stewart, Thomas...
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Larry Arthur Cullen, 60

Larry Arthur Cullen, 60

Larry Arthur Cullen, 60, of La Plata crossed over to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 23. Family and Friends will unite on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at 1 p.m. for a Memorial Service at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Chapel, 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be private. Larry was the Son...
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Susan Lynell (Grouls) Dennis, 47

Susan Lynell (Grouls) Dennis, 47

Susan Lynell (Grouls) Dennis, 47, of Park Hall died on Dec. 26 at Hospice House in Callaway, MD surrounded by her loving family. Born June 25, 1965 in Valdosta, GA, she is the daughter of Marsha Milford Grouls of Sylvania, OH and the late David Grouls. In 1987 Susan graduated from The Ohio State...
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Hugh Graham Mitchell Milne, 79

Hugh Graham Mitchell Milne, 79

Hugh Graham Mitchell Milne, 79, of Port Republic passed away on Dec. 25 at the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. He was born on Dec. 2, 1933 in Dundee Scotland to the late Robert and Betsy Milne. He served in the Royal Air Force and the Merchant Navy and was a member of the Masonic...
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Patricia “Pat” Ann Long, 51

Patricia “Pat” Ann Long, 51, of Chuckey, TN passed away on Dec. 26 at Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. Born on May 30, 1961 in Washington, DC, she was the youngest daughter of James Bruce Long, Sr. of Hollywood and Angelena Long of Chuckey, TN, and most recently Pensacola, FL. Patricia...
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Richard Lee “Dick” Dial, 75

Richard Lee “Dick” Dial, 75

Richard Lee “Dick” Dial, 75, of Huntingtown passed away on Dec. 24 at his home. Dick was born on Feb. 17, 1937 in Barboursville, West Virginia to the late Frank Dial and Clarice Meadows Dial. He retired from the Department of Defense after working 37 years. He played the guitar and was the lead...
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John Thomas Lawrence, Jr., 74

John Thomas Lawrence, Jr., 74

John Thomas Lawrence, Jr., 74 of Drayden, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning in his home surrounded by his loving family. Known to everyone as Tom, he was born in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 23, 1938 to the late John Thomas Lawrence and Mary Louise Michael Lawrence. A native Washingtonian and Phi Kappa...
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James Ervin Fish, 70

James Ervin Fish, 70

James Ervin Fish, 70, of Great Mills died at his home on Dec. 26 with his loving family at his side. Born May 15, 1942 in Castle Dale, UT, he is the son of the late John Fish, Jr. and Edna (Hardy) Fish. James entered the United States Air Force in 1961 and proudly...
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Richard Franklin McCracken, 85

Richard Franklin McCracken, 85

Richard Franklin McCracken, 85, of Piney Point died at his home on Dec. 23. Born on July 19, 1927, in Beaufort, SC, he was the son of the late Colby Mitchell Calvin McCracken and Dorothy Davis McCracken. On Oct. 26, 1945, Richard enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he proudly served his...
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George Jerome ‘Lil George’ Butler, Jr., 24

George Jerome ‘Lil George’ Butler, Jr., 24

George Jerome ‘Lil George’ Butler, Jr. was born on Sept. 19, 1988 in Leonardtown to George Butler, Sr. and Carlene Butler. He was called home on Dec. 22. George obtained his education through the St. Mary’s County Public School system. After his education, he worked various jobs but the one that sparked his interest...
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Lula “Lou” Frances Fones, 87

Lula “Lou” Frances Fones, 87

Lula “Lou” Frances Fones, 87, of Benedict, MD died at her residence in Benedict on Monday, Dec. 24. She was born in Macon, Georgia on Nov. 6, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Luther Jones and Sarah Rosa Lee Yaughn Jones. Lou enjoyed reading, family, The Friday Girls and especially her great-granddaughter....
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Gary Mitchell Cusic, 53

Gary Mitchell Cusic, 53

Born Sept. 23, 1959 in Leonardtown, he is the son of Julia Margaret Herbert Lawrence of Hollywood and the late Joseph Elmer Cusic Sr. Gary attended Thomas Stone High School. He was a carpenter, employed by R.R. Gregory, Dyson Construction, Clarke Remodeling, and Dennis Anderson Construction. On July 14, 1990, he married his wife...
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Robert Noah Williams, 74

Robert Noah Williams, 74

Robert Noah Williams, 74, of California died on Dec. 21 with his loving family at his side. Born Feb. 22, 1938 in Johnson City, NY, he is the son of the late Noah Williams and Gertrude (Finch) Williams. Robert entered the United States Navy in 1958 and proudly and honorably served his country until...
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Robert Jennings Bennett, 57

Robert Jennings Bennett, 57

Robert Jennings Bennett, 57, of Hollywood, MD died on Dec. 23 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. Born Sept. 15, 1955 in Leonardtown, he is the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Bennett and Dorothy Wise Bennett. Robert attended Chopticon High School. He worked for the family business, Bennett’s Bar, in Redgate. He...
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Caryn Lynne Gee Hammett, 33

Caryn Lynne Gee Hammett, 33

Caryn Lynne Gee Hammett, 33, of Dunkirk, MD passed away Dec. 15. Caryn was born Jan. 1, 1979 to John and Doris Gee in Prince Frederick. She was raised in Southern Anne Arundel County and graduated from Southern High School in 1996. Caryn was happily employed and loved her job as an office manager...
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Robert John “Bob” McClain, 73

Robert John “Bob” McClain, 73

Robert John “Bob” McClain, 73, of Chesapeake Beach passed away Dec. 20 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick. He was born Feb. 4, 1939 in Altoona, PA to Paul and Emily McClain. Bob was raised in Altoona and graduated from Altoona Area High School. Upon graduating, Bob served in the United States Marine...
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George Lloyd Ferguson Jr., 51

George Lloyd Ferguson Jr., 51

George Lloyd Ferguson Jr., 51, of Harwood, MD passed away Dec. 21 at his residence. George was born Jan. 4, 1961 to George Lloyd, Sr. and Linda Lou (Ridgley) Ferguson in Clinton. He was raised in Deale and attended Deale Elementary, Southern Middle, and Southern High School George was employed for the past 27...
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Sheila Catherine Cline, 71

Sheila Catherine Cline, 71

Sheila Catherine Cline, 71 of Valley Lee formerly from Birkenhead, England passed away on Dec. 22 in Leonardtown. Born on July 2, 1941 in Birkenhead, England she was the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Christine (Murray) Sloan.  She was the loving wife of Richard K. Cline whom she married on June 30,...
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Joseph Eugene Watts. 67

Joseph Eugene Watts. 67

Joseph “Eugene” Watts, 67, of Martinsburg, WV, formerly from Lexington Park  passed away on Dec. 20 in Martinsburg, WV.  Born in Lexington Park on Jan. 28, 1945, he was the son of the late Richard Barnes, and the late Mary Frances Watts Warren Joseph’s mother was married to N.J. Warren whom Eugene was very...
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