Obituaries

Gloria “Glo” Rose Copsey, 69

Gloria “Glo” Rose Copsey, 69, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on March 22, 2021 in her home. Born on March 9, 1952 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter to the late Rose Grabis and James Clyde Raley. Gloria was the loving wife of the late Clements “Dagger” William Copsey, Jr. whom she married...
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Lucille Dixon Ealy

Lucille Dixon Ealy

On Sunday, March 21, 2021, Lucille Dixon Ealy, of Upper Marlboro, MD, departed this earthly life. Family and friends will unite on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 10:00am until time of service 11:00pm at Zion Church, 8829 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Internment will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
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Master Gunnery Sergeant (Retired) Jerry James Gooch

Master Gunnery Sergeant (Retired) Jerry James Gooch

Master Gunnery Sergeant (Retired) Jerry James Gooch passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland. He was born on September 9, 1949, in Camden, New Jersey, to James and Elizabeth Gooch, and was part of a large family. He grew up with his brothers Robert, Daniel, Donald,...
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Sanorm “Toy” DeBok, 80

Sanorm “Toy” DeBok, 80

Sanorm “Toy” DeBok, 80, died unexpectedly March 22, 2021, at her residence in White Plains, Maryland with her husband by her side. She was born August 6, 1940, in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, the daughter of Plian Boongim. In April 1969, she married Phillip C. DeBok, and her husband’s military career took them to postings...
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Woodrow Wilson White 3rd “Bing”, 38

Woodrow Wilson White 3rd “Bing”, 38

Woodrow Wilson White 3rd “Bing” of King George, VA, age 38, passed away at Prince George’s Hospital Center with his family members by his side. Bing struggled with polycystic kidney disease since he was a teenager. Bing was born May 4, 1982 to the late Woodrow White, Jr. “Bingo” and Deborah White, of Clinton,...
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Sara Marie Tippett, 20

Sara Marie Tippett, 20

Sara Marie Tippett, 20, Mechanicsville, MD, died on March 5, 2021, from injuries sustained in a three car accident in California, MD. Sara was born February 19, 2001, in La Plata, MD, and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. She loved her two children with all she had. Sara loved spending time...
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Aynisa M. Guardia

Aynisa M. Guardia

On February 27, 2021, Aynisa M. Guardia, loving daughter, sister and beautiful soul passed away at the age of 24. Aynisa M. Guardia was born September 29, 1996 in Bitburg, Germany. Growing up as a military child Aynisa traveled the world with her family from Europe, Asia, to Central America. She loved the many...
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Grace Wennemar, 87

Grace Wennemar, 87

Grace Wennemar, 87, passed away on March 14, 2021 in Waldorf, MD. Grace was born on April 3, 1933 in Lound, England to the late Bertie George and Violet May Durrant. She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Storey; husband, Ray Wennemar; brothers, Ernie and David; and sister, Ruth. She is survived by her...
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Barbara Ann Wallace

Barbara Ann Wallace

Barbara Ann Wallace passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2021 in Prince Frederick, Maryland at the age of 61. Barbara is survived by her sisters, Carol Erickson and Bonnie Schenck; her brother, Timothy Wallace; her daughter, Jessica Kidwell; and her granddaughter, Alyssa Nunez. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald Kenneth Wallace...
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Charlotte Lane Wilkening

Charlotte Lane Wilkening

Mrs. Charlotte Lane Wilkening died on March 6, 2021 from natural cause, age 91. She was born April 16, 1929 in Granville County, Dexter Community, North Carolina. Her parents were John Nathaniel and Fannie Wilkerson Wilson, farmers in a flue cured tobacco area. Charlotte attended country Dabney School and graduated from Henderson High School...
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William Madison Stallings, Jr., “Bill Bill” 29

William Madison Stallings, Jr., “Bill Bill” 29

William Madison Stallings, Jr., “Bill Bill” 29 of Dunkirk, Maryland passed away March 9, 2021 in Sparks, Maryland.. He was born on January 6, 1992 in Annapolis, Maryland to William M. “Billy” and Crystol L. Stallings. “Bill Bill” had a heart of gold, loved spending time with his family and that was an important...
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Virginia Woodruff Bowen, 93

Virginia Woodruff Bowen, 93

Virginia Woodruff Bowen, mother of four, retired teacher in the Calvert County Public Schools, widow of Perry G. Bowen, Jr. (who served on the Circuit Court for Calvert County), died at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Maryland on March 11, 2021, her 93rd birthday, from complications of Covid-19....
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William “Bill” Robert Skillin, 46

William “Bill” Robert Skillin, 46

William “Bill” Robert Skillin, 46 of Westminster, MD, formerly of Calvert County, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2021. He was born on November 22, 1974 in Baltimore, MD to Robert and Rebecca Skillin. Bill grew up in Dunkirk, MD and graduated from Northern High School. He completed Montgomery County Community College’s HVAC program...
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Christopher Ryan “Chris” McKinney, 41

Christopher Ryan “Chris” McKinney, 41

Christopher’s Life Celebration Service will be live on the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A. Facebook page on Saturday, March 20, 2021 starting around 10:55 am. Christopher Ryan “Chris” McKinney, 41 of Lusby, MD and formerly of Prince Frederick, MD, passed away on March 11, 2021 at Georgetown University Hospital. Born August 20, 1979 in Saratoga...
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Dorothy Trott Ward

Dorothy Trott Ward

On March 11, 2021, Dorothy Trott Ward, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away at the age of 98. Dot was born and raised in Huntingtown, MD. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class and went on to graduate from Strayer Business School. She worked for the Department of Agriculture for several...
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Rick Jason Cawley, 46

Rick Jason Cawley, 46

Rick Jason Cawley, 46, of Rosehaven, MD passed away suddenly on March 12, 2021. He was born November 24, 1974 in Cheverly, MD to Thomas Elmer and Barbara Regina (Boerckel) Cawley. Rick was preceeded in death by his father and brother Randy Cawley. Surviving are his mother Barbara Cawley, daughter Makayla Cawley and sister...
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Phyllis Jean Kirchner, 75

Phyllis Jean Kirchner, 75

Phyllis Jean Kirchner, 75 of Saint Cloud, Florida passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Phyllis was born October 14, 1945 in Calvert County, Maryland to the late Wesley Irving and Viola Brady Binger (Dunkirk, MD). She was the loving wife of James Louis Kirchner (DOD: 11/12/2010) Phyllis grew up in Calvert County,...
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James Richard “Dickie” Phipps, Sr., 74

James Richard “Dickie” Phipps, Sr., 74

James Richard “Dickie” Phipps, Sr., 74, of Chesapeake Beach passed away March 15, 2021 at his home. He was born September 8, 1946 in Jewell, MD to William Ernest and Ruth Elizabeth (Ford) Phipps. Dickie was raised in Dunkirk and graduated from Calvert High School. He married Linda Ann Lovett in 1966 and again...
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Catherine White

Catherine White

Peacefully on Thursday, March 11, 2021, Catherine White departed this earthly life in Fort Washington, MD. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 12:00pm until time of service 1:00pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will take place a later time at Maryland Veteran...
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Frederick Allen Ward, Sr.

Frederick Allen Ward, Sr.

Peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2021, Frederick Allen Ward, Sr. departed this earthly life in Waldorf, MD. Family and friends will unite on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10:00am until time of service 12:00pm at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021,...
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James Thompson, Jr.

James Thompson, Jr.

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, James Thompson, Jr. departed this earthly life in Temple Hills, MD. Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 9:00am until time of service 10:00am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home 2294 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD...
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Marian Theresa (Jones) Edwards, 78

Marian Theresa (Jones) Edwards, 78

Marian Theresa (Jones) Edwards, 78, of Fort Washington, Maryland lost her battle with life on March 4, 2021. Affectionately known as Theresa to family and friends, she was the eldest daughter of the late Edgar and Marie Jones. Theresa came into this life on December 30, 1942. She was baptized into the Catholic faith...
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Rachel Taylor Christy’s Sunrise

Rachel Taylor Christy’s Sunrise

Rachel Taylor Christy’s Sunrise was on January 10, 1941 and her Sunset was on March 8, 2021. Rachel spent her formative years in Park Hall, MD. She was born to the late Samuel C. Taylor Sr. and Mary Luvenia Matthews, and was the eleventh child out of eleven children. She accepted Christ at an...
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Kelly Rae Richardson, 37

Kelly Rae Richardson, 37

Kelly Rae Richardson, 37, of Tracy’s Landing passed away March 5, 2021. She was born April 28, 1983 in Takoma Park, MD to Raymond N. and Patricia Michelle Richardson. Kelly grew up in the Burtonsville and Silver Spring area and graduated from Paint Branch High School. She moved with her family to Tracy’s Landing...
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John Sherman Powelson, Sr., 79

John Sherman Powelson, Sr., 79

John Sherman Powelson, Sr., 79, of North Beach passed away February 28, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. He was born December 11, 1941 in Washington, DC to Leslie E. and Emma Rhea (Giles) Powelson. Sherman grew up in Greenway in Southeast DC and graduated from Chamberlain High School. He then attended the...
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