Obituaries

Career Firefighter and EMT Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, 42

Career Firefighter and EMT Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, 42

The Naval District of Washington Fire and Emergency Services, Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Station 20/21, deeply regret to announce the Line of Duty Death of Bryan “Hammy” P. Hamilton, Firefighter/EMT assigned to Station 20. Firefighter/EMT Hamilton passed away on January 1, 2021 at University of Maryland, Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata,...
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Charlotte Marie Bond, 75

Charlotte Marie Bond, 75

Charlotte Marie Bond, 75, of Brandywine, MD passed away on December 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 2, 1945 in Brandywine, MD to the late, Ralph Edward Bond and Athula (Tubekis) Bond. She was one of five children. Charlotte worked as a secretary for the...
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Brandi Lynn Kelley, 37

Brandi Lynn Kelley, 37

Brandi Lynn Kelley, 37, of Huntingtown passed away December 22, 2020. She was born September 15, 1983 in Cheverly to Mark and Susan Kelley. Brandi grew up in Calvert County and attended Calvert and Northern High where she played softball. She graduated from Northern High School in 2001 and went on to attend the...
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Clarence “Bill” Batson, 87

Clarence “Bill” Batson, 87

Clarence “Bill” Batson, 87, of Clinton, MD passed away December 24, 2020 at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. He was born on December 22, 1933 in Washington, DC to George E and Alta K. (Goedel) Batson. Bill was raised in Washington and North Beach and has lived in Clinton for the last 57 years....
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Joseph L. Denton, 95

Joseph L. Denton, 95

Mr. Joseph L. Denton, 95, of Prince Frederick, Maryland died on Wednesday, December 2020 at the Calvert County Rehabilitation Center in Prince Frederick, Md. Joe (Bootsie as called by many) was born and raised in Calvert County and lived there all his life. He was the son of the late J. Gill Denton and...
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Carmella Brenda Smith

Peacefully on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, Carmella went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family. Friends may unite with the family on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 9 am until time of Life Celebration at 10 am at the BRISCOE-TONIC FUNERAL HOME located at 2294 Old Washington Road in Waldorf,...
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Virginia Lee “Ginny” Major

Virginia Lee “Ginny” Major

Peacefully on Christmas Day, Ginny went home to be with the Lord. Friends may unite with the family on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 9 am until time of service 10 am at the BRISCOE-TONIC FUNERAL HOME located at 2294 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, MD. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton,...
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Lorraine T. James

Lorraine T. James

On Monday, December 14, 2020, LORRAINE T. JAMES, went home to be with the Lord. She is survived by her loving daughter Natasha (Ian) James-Waldon; two grandchildren Yahnie Waldon and Lawrence Waldon, and a host of family members and friends. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral service and burial will be limited to invited...
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Loretta W. Gamble

Loretta W. Gamble

Peacefully on Saturday, December 26, 2020, Loretta went home to be with the Lord. Friends may unite with the family on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 9:00 am until time of Life Celebration at 11:00 am at the BRISCOE-TONIC FUNERAL HOME located at 2294 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, MD. Interment will follow at...
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Dorothy Dargan

Dorothy Dargan

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, Dorothy Dargan departed this earthly life. Family will greet friends Thursday, December 31, 2020 from 2:00pm until time of private service and interment at 3:00pm. Visitation will be held at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD. COVID19 RESTRICTIONS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
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Clinton Lloyd Copeland Sr.

Clinton Lloyd Copeland Sr.

Clinton Lloyd Copeland Sr. went home to be with our heavenly Father on December 23rd, 2020, at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, MD. Clinton (also known as Clint) was born on January 19th, 1937, in Norfolk County, now known as Chesapeake, Virginia. He was the son of the late Earlene Rebecca Copeland Gatling and...
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Jennie Augusta Chase

Jennie Augusta Chase

Jennie Augusta Chase departed this life at St. Mary’s Hospice House on Friday, December 25, 2020. She was born on February 18, 1932 in Benedict, MD to the late Lloyd Jerome Locks and Marguerette Toye Locks. She was the second oldest of sixteen children, Bertha Locks Cade (Arthur), Agnes Lock, Louise Locks Ford (Phillip),...
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Ronald T. Brown, 78

Ronald T. Brown, 78

Ronald T. Brown, 78, of Waldorf, MD gained his wings on December 23, 2020. Ronnie was born on January 4, 1942 in Frederick, MD to the late Henry Brown, Jr. and Violet Duckett Brown.Ronnie graduated from Lincoln High School, Class of 1959. From there he attended Morgan State University until he decided to join...
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Angela Lawan Tucker

Angela Lawan Tucker

Angela Lawan Tucker, daughter of Carolyn J. (Richard) Walker and the late Leon Dillard, JR, born October 11, 1956, in Alexandria, Virginia, departed this life on December 23, 2020 at her home in Accokeek, MD, surrounded by her loving family. Mother of Danielle L. Tucker, Fantah (Lawrence) Hyson, Denoris Hill, and foster parent to...
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Dolores (De) Ruth Parks Lewis, 89

Dolores (De) Ruth Parks Lewis, 89

Dolores (De) Ruth Parks Lewis, 89, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on 12/14/2020 at the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on July 13, 1931 in Cambridge, MD to the late Sherman Parks and Ruth Bean Parks. She moved to Lexington Park when she was a teenager and later...
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Henry Stephen Shupe, 80

Henry Stephen Shupe, 80

Henry Stephen Shupe, 80 of Lexington Park, MD went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Leonardtown, MD. Henry attended Catholic School his early years and later earned his GED. During his early years, he worked at the Sunny South grocery store in which his parents owned. Later,...
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Rhya Marohn

Rhya Marohn

On December 20, 2020, we lost Rhya Marohn of La Plata, Maryland. Rhya was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, activist and friend. Rhya will be remembered for her professional excellence as a house-call veterinarian; her determination for social justice through political and grassroots action; and most of all, for her dedication to her...
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Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and EMS Department Regretfully Announce Passing of EMS Chief Bernadine “Bernie” M. Saunders

Cobb Island Volunteer Fire and EMS Department Regretfully Announce Passing of EMS Chief Bernadine “Bernie” M. Saunders

It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Inc. announce the untimely passing of Bernadine “Bernie” M. Saunders, Life Member and past Deputy EMS Chief. Past Deputy EMS Chief Saunders passed away on December 23, 2020 at her home in Greenwood, South Carolina. Bernie...
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Louis Giampiccolo, 88

Louis Giampiccolo, 88

On December 23, 2020, Louis Giampiccolo (Lou), loving husband and father of 4 children and 2 grandchildren joined the angels at the age of 88. Louis was born on June 25, 1932 in the Bronx, New York. In his youth, he fought in the Amateur Golden Gloves Boxing Competition and ran on his high...
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Larry “Price” Franklin Price, 72

Larry “Price” Franklin Price, 72

Larry “Price” Franklin Price, 72, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. He was born on October 5, 1948, in Covington, KY, to Richard Price and Audrey (Richardson) Price. He was one of three (3) boys in his loving family. Larry married his...
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Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Passing of Ernie Jones

Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Announces Passing of Ernie Jones

Sheriff Troy Berry and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office family were saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Ernie Jones, who served Charles County in the Forensic Science Section for nearly 27 years until his retirement in 2013. Prior to his career in Charles County, he served as a Prince George’s County Police...
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Margaret Brown (Pinkerton) Winters

Margaret Brown (Pinkerton) Winters

Margaret Brown (Pinkerton) Winters, of Leonardtown, Maryland, died December 15, 2020. Mrs. Winters, born August 7, 1924 in Polkton, NC, was predeceased by: her parents, Roland and Ona Maske; her siblings Douglas Maske and Willie Blake Tarlton; husband’s, Harry Thomas, Hebert Pinkerton, and Bill Winters; and her beloved daughter, Beverly McGrath Kopp, and Connie...
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Charles “Buck” Warren Garrett, 61

Charles “Buck” Warren Garrett, 61

Charles “Buck” Warren Garrett, 61, passed away on December 12th, 2020 at his home in Hughesville, MD, He was born on December 19th, 1958 in Washington, D.C. to the late Warren and Julia (Simkovich) Garrett. As a young man, Buck played baseball through his high school years and was always watching any game that...
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Russell Andrew Garner, Sr., 77

Russell Andrew Garner, Sr., 77

Russell Andrew Garner, Sr., 77, of Dunkirk, MD passed away surrounded by loving family at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, MD on December 12th, 2020. Russell was born November 7th, 1943 in Upper Marlboro, MD to the late James and Florence Tayman Garner. He graduated in 1962 from Sasscer High School in Upper...
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Danny Joe Hartwell

Danny Joe Hartwell

Danny Joe Hartwell was born on April 27, 1951 in Hinton, West Virginia to the late Silas Kenton and Dora Irene (Hodge) Hartwell. His heritage was Cherokee Nation and English, but his mother often requested his presence by shouting, “Daniel Boone!!!!”. He was the eleventh of fifteen siblings. Danny is preceded in death by...
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