Obituaries

James Steven “Jimmy” Downs, Sr., 73

James Steven “Jimmy” Downs, Sr., 73

James Steven “Jimmy” Downs, Sr., 73 of Avenue, MD passed away on December 10, 2020 at Charles Regional Medical Center, La Plata, MD with his family at his side. Jimmy was born on February 26, 1947 in Washington, D.C. to Catherine Louise (Mattingly) Downs Binger of LaPlata, MD and the late George Thomas Downs....
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Jinny Lynne Brooks, 68

Jinny Lynne Brooks, 68

Jinny Lynne Brooks, 68, of Tracy’s Landing, MD passed away peacefully on December 7, 2020 at home in Tracy’s Landing, MD. Born on June 17, 1952, in Bluefield, WV she was the daughter of the late Garland Wiley Shupe and Betty Jane Shupe. Jinny married her forever love, Richard Dale Brooks on October 22,...
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Laura Jene Morgan 60

Laura Jene Morgan 60

Laura Jene Morgan 60, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on December 10, 2020 at her home. She was born on July 7, 1960 in Leonardtown, MD to the late John Webster Keenan, Sr. and Mary Helen Morgan Keenan. Jene is a 1978 graduate of Chopticon High School. She was previously employed as a...
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Harry W. Graves, 77

Harry W. Graves, 77

Harry W. Graves passed away at the age of 77. He was born on February 7, 1943 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Samuel Graves and Ruth Wright Graves. Harry worked for Charles County Roads for 20+ years before retiring. Harry enjoyed fishing, tinkering with anything broken , woodworking. He enjoyed listening to and...
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MM1 Kenneth Evan Atkins, USN (Ret.), 79

MM1 Kenneth Evan Atkins, USN (Ret.), 79

MM1 Kenneth Evan Atkins, USN (Ret.), 79, of California, MD passed away on December 7, 2020 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on January 12, 1941 in Warren, PA to the late Norman and Leola Ritch Atkins. In 1958, Ken enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served...
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Theresa Fanny Knight, 97

Theresa Fanny Knight, 97, of Loveville, MD formerly from the Seventh District, passed away on December 12, 2020 at her home. She was born on February 4, 1923 in Hollywood, MD and was the loving daughter of the late Violet Lathroum and Leo Lathroum. Teresa was the loving wife of George Knight, whom she...
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James “Bubby” F. Spalding, 86

James “Bubby” F. Spalding, 86

James “Bubby” F. Spalding, 86 of Leonardtown passed on December 10, 2020 at the Med Star Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. James F. Spalding better known as “Bubby” was born December 24, 1933. He, his two brothers (Bernard Jr. & Eddie), and sister (Virginia) grew up with their parents (Bernard & Mildred) in Leonardtown, Maryland....
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Virginia Esther “Virginia” Raley, 103

Virginia Esther “Virginia” Raley, 103

Virginia Esther “Virginia” Raley, 103, of Avenue, MD passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Hospice House in Callaway. Born on March 11, 1917, she was the daughter of George Henry Ragan and Gertrude Virginia McMillian, and the loving wife of the late John Dennis “Junior” Raley, Jr., who preceded her in death...
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Ella Mae Kernozek, 86

Ella Mae Kernozek, 86

Ella Mae Kernozek, 86, of Lusby, MD, passed away on December 6, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 20, 1934 in Dentsville, MD, and was the daughter of the late Thornton and Frances Olive Bridgett of Charles County, MD. Ella Mae was the loving wife of William M. Kernozek...
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Rose Victoria (Clements)

Rose Victoria (Clements)

Rose Victoria (Clements) Just, beloved mother of Philip Just (Kim), Jeanette Barkwell (Ricky), Joanne Skalby (Daniel) and grandmother to Jason Hall, James Skalby (Shannon), Dustin Carter (Shyan), and David Just, joined the angels in the Kingdom of Heaven on December 6, 2020. We will remember Rose as someone who was warm, loving, independent, strong,...
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William Clarence Watts, 92

William Clarence Watts, 92

William Clarence Watts, 92, from Breton Bay, in Leonardtown, died Saturday, December 05, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born July 29, 1928, on his Mother’s birthday, in Andover, MA. He was the son of the late Merrill C. and Isabella Leuchars Watts. He was raised and attended school in Andover. He enlisted in the...
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Dr. Ronald Kenneth Buttery, “Corky”, 72

Dr. Ronald Kenneth Buttery, “Corky”, 72

Dr. Ronald Kenneth Buttery, “Corky”, 72, of Great Mills, MD passed away December 2, 2020 in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on April 1, 1948 in Tonawanda, NY, to the late Betty Jean Raffel Buttery and John Edward Buttery Sr. Ronald was the loving husband of Amber Marie Buttery (Coons), whom he married on...
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Cdr. James Fitzhugh Chesley, U.S.N. Ret.

Cdr. James Fitzhugh Chesley, U.S.N. Ret.

Cdr. James Fitzhugh Chesley, U.S.N. Ret. passed away on November 30, 2020, in Chesapeake Shores Nursing Home. He was born on April 20th, 1930 in Clear Spring, MD, the youngest son of William Fitzhugh and Cecil Rich Chesley of Charlotte Hall, MD. He graduated from Charlotte Hall Military Academy before entering the United States...
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Gerald “Gerry” Blount Wannan,88

Gerald “Gerry” Blount Wannan,88

Gerald “Gerry” Blount Wannan,88, of Leonardtown, MD formerly from Washington, DC passed away on November 26, 2020 in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on January 12, 1932 in Washington, DC. Gerry was the loving son of the late Eunice Preston Wannan Russell and George Wannan. He was preceded in death by his brother...
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Warren James Guy Jr, 72

Warren James Guy Jr, 72

Warren James Guy Jr, 72 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on November 18, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 27, 1948 in Leonardtown MD, to the late Warren James Guy and Helen Frances Wheeler. Warren is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sandra Mary,...
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Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department Announces Passing of Life Member John P. “Chuck” Charles

Valley Lee Volunteer Fire Department Announces Passing of Life Member John P. “Chuck” Charles

It is with deep sadness that the Officers and Members of the Second District VFD&RS announce the passing of Life Member John P. “Chuck” Charles on December 9, 2020. Chuck joined the Department in 1992 focusing on the emergency medical services. He became an EMT, and soon established himself as one of the more...
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Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Tolson, 81

Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Tolson, 81

Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Tolson, 81, of Hollywood, MD passed away on December 5, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on September 21, 1939 in Rock Point, MD to the late Delmar Andrew Thompson and Emma Welch Thompson. Lizzie enjoyed a good card game of PITCH, watching her soap...
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Robert “Bob” Frederick Callow, Sr., 89

Robert “Bob” Frederick Callow, Sr., 89

Robert “Bob” Frederick Callow, Sr., 89, of Leonardtown, MD passed peacefully on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. He was born on March 31, 1931 in Washington, DC to the late John F. Callow and Harriett “Hattie” Callow. He was one of six children. As a young man, Bob met the love of his life, Concetta...
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ATCS James Joseph “Jim” Doherty, USN (Ret.), 51

ATCS James Joseph “Jim” Doherty, USN (Ret.), 51

ATCS James Joseph “Jim” Doherty, USN (Ret.), 51 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on December 5, 2020 at Capital Caring Center in Lanham, MD with his wife at his side. He was born on April 30, 1969 in Malden, MA to Joseph and Ann Hollis Doherty of Rowley, MA. He was raised in Saugus,...
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Brenda Marie Russell, 57

Brenda Marie Russell, 57

Brenda Marie Russell, 57, of Indian Lake Estates, FL, (formerly of Southern Maryland) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at her residence. She was born on December 16, 1962 in Prince George’s County, Maryland to the late Richard and Joyce Cavey. She moved to Lake Estates, FL in 2018. Brenda lived her...
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Steven J. Post “Steve”, 75

Steven J. Post “Steve”, 75

Steven J. Post “Steve”, of Hughesville, MD passed on November 30, 2020 at the age of 75 years. Born in Ardmore, OK the son of Ruth Lavern and Hamilton Ringland Post. The family moved to Washington, PA when Steve was young. Steve spent his early years there in a community where he felt safe...
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Ruth Dawn “Peaches” Fallon, 86

Ruth Dawn “Peaches” Fallon, 86

Ruth Dawn “Peaches” Fallon, 86, of Ridge, MD passed away on November 26, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. She was born on February 8, 1934 to the late J. Frank Raley, Sr. and Ruth Zimmerly Raley. Peaches is a graduate of St. Michael’s School in Ridge, MD. In her younger...
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Julia Gayle Roberts, 50

Julia Gayle Roberts, 50

Julia Gayle Roberts, 50 of Hollywood, MD passed away on November 21, 2020 at her home. Julia was born on September 27, 1970 in Washington, D.C. to the late Arthur Leon Roberts and Barbara (Raymond) Roberts. Julia was a lifelong Maryland resident. She attended Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, MD. She married Michael Bryan...
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Albert Purrayus Ashe

Albert Purrayus Ashe

Albert Purrayus Ashe was born on March 24, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Evelyn and Benjamin Ashe, Sr. When Albert was younger, his family relocated to the D.C. area where he received his schooling. He graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland in 1986. From early childhood, Albert was a friendly and outgoing...
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Sarah Ann Nelson, 63

Sarah Ann Nelson, 63 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on November 22, 2020 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD. Sarah was born on March 3, 1957 in San Diego, CA to the late Hugh Nelson and Catherine Ann Newhouse. Sarah was a resident of St. Mary’s County for the last 56 years....
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