Monthly Archives: January 2018

William Frederick Owens, 90

William Frederick Owens, 90

William Frederick Owens, age 90 of Clinton, MD, formerly of Leonardtown, MD joined our Heavenly Lord on 24 January 2018 at his residence after a nine-year battle with dementia. William Frederick “Fred” was born to the late William Freeman and Anna Elizabeth (Thompson) Owens on 22 May 1927 in Leonardtown, St. Mary’s County, MD....
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Madelyn Griffith Irish

Madelyn Griffith Irish

Madelyn Griffith Irish waved goodbye peacefully at home in La Plata, MD, with her loving husband by her side on January 23, 2018. She was 87 years old. Madelyn was born June 17, 1930, in Baltimore, MD. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Leopold Irish, daughter, Sarah Marshall Griffith Kurtz (Thomas E.) and...
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Ernest “Ernie” Lee Sigmon, Sr., 84

Ernest “Ernie” Lee Sigmon, Sr., 84

Ernest “Ernie” Lee Sigmon, Sr., 84, of Waldorf, MD, passed on January 23, 2018. He was born in Hiawatha, West Virginia, a small coal mining town, on May 21, 1933 to Edward and Annie (Cook) Sigmon. He moved to Washington, DC in 1950 with his cousin to work at the Coca-Cola Company washing bottles....
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Dianna May Barrick, 60

Dianna May Barrick, 60, of La Plata, Maryland, died on January 24, 2018 at her home. Born on August 10, 1957 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Roberta Weiser. Dianna worked as a Receptionist with McKesson Pharmaceuticals and was an avid golfer and member of the Hawthorne Country Club. She...
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Howard Leo Nolan, 88

Howard Leo Nolan, 88

Howard Leo Nolan, 88, of Waldorf, MD passed away on January 26, 2018 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his children Donna and Bruce Paugh, Mary and Dale Cooter, Lynn and Pat Gwinn, Mike Nolan and Lorraine Breault-Nolan, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 10:30AM...
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Thomas Augustus Simpson, Jr., 79

Thomas Augustus Simpson, Jr., 79

Thomas Augustus Simpson, Jr., age 79 of Waldorf, Maryland, died January 27, 2018 at his residence with Hospice. Thomas was a long-time self-employed carpenter for 30 years. In his early years, he served with the Army National Guard. He was a big Baltimore Orioles fan and he enjoyed playing pool. In the mid 1970’s,...
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Dolores Ford Cooper

Dolores Ford Cooper

Dolores Ford Cooper., born October 24, 1950 in Fredericksburg, VA to the late Bernard Ford and the late Frances Busking Ford. She has one sister, Delma Ford Luskey who passed in July 2000. Dolores was raised and lived in Colonial Beach, VA and graduated from Colonia Beach High School in 1969. She married to...
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Jay Robert Jordan, 68

Jay Robert Jordan, 68, of Harwood, MD passed peacefully on January 27, 2018 at Mandarin Hospice of the Chesapeake in Harwood, MD, surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 15, 1949 in Farmington, MD to the late Russell Harwood and Sarah Margaret Newhall. He was self-employed as a roofer for over 30...
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Elizabeth Sue (Plummer) Sparks

Elizabeth Sue (Plummer) Sparks

Elizabeth Sue (Plummer) Sparks, or “Bette Sue” as she was better known by her loved ones, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24th at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. Born in 1942 and having grown up in Upper Marlboro, MD, Bette Sue considered her life to have...
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Frances Madalin Ventre

Frances Madalin Ventre died on January 25, 2018 with her daughters Lynn Ventre and Sandy Ventre Richards and family friend Ginny Meyer at her bedside at Hospice House in Callaway, Maryland. She was a member of what Tom Brokaw called “The Greatest Generation” and her values were that of personal responsibility, humbleness, commitment to...
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Amy Jeanette “Jean” Clements, 81

Amy Jeanette “Jean” Clements, 81

Amy Jeanette “Jean” Clements, 81, of St. Inigoes, MD, formerly of Ridge, MD passed away on January 26, 2018 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on October 20, 1936 in Ridge, MD she was the daughter of the late Jeanette Allen Greenwell and Ernest Matthew Forrest. Jean was the loving wife of the late Robert E....
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Leon Francis Daye, 74

Leon Francis Daye, 74

Leon Francis Daye, 74 of Lexington Park, MD, passed away on January 25, 2018. Family and friends will unite on Friday, February 2, 2018 for visitation at 11 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 22375 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment to follow...
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Michael Aloysius Mason, 42

Michael Aloysius Mason, 42

Michael Aloysius Mason, 42 of Leonardtown, MD, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Arrangements are pending. Monetary donations to help with funeral expenses may be made directly to Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, via. cash, credit card, cashier’s check or money order. No personal checks accepted.
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Mother Accused of Pulling a Knife on Child After Beating her with a Spatula, Belt, Extension Cord, Broom and Fists

Mother Accused of Pulling a Knife on Child After Beating her with a Spatula, Belt, Extension Cord, Broom and Fists

On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Krefeld Lane in Waldorf for the report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers located the 12-year-old victim who had injuries consistent with being struck by several different objects, including a belt and an electrical...
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Ponti Named PIO Communications Coordinator for St. Mary’s County

Ponti Named PIO Communications Coordinator for St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Public Information Office is pleased to welcome Andrew Ponti as the new Communications Coordinator. He replaces Cheri Noffsinger who is the new Administrative Assistant to the County Administrator. Mr. Ponti is well known throughout the county, serving as Tourism Coordinator since 2014. His work includes collaborating with numerous travel and...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/29/2018 to 2/2/2018

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 1/29/2018 to 2/2/2018

During the week of January, 29 to February 2, 2018, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Berry Road at Berry Elementary School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Oliver’s Shop Road at T.C. Martin Elementary School Cameras are activated...
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St. Mary’s County Construction Worker Builds Path to $100,000 Bingo Scratch-off Win

St. Mary’s County Construction Worker Builds Path to $100,000 Bingo Scratch-off Win

Hunting for a big Maryland Lottery scratch-off prize gave a St. Mary’s County construction worker and his wife the tools to hunt for another big-ticket item – a new home! He won $100,000 playing the Big Money Bingo game. The 45-year-old scratch-off fan favors extended-play games such as bingo instant tickets because he enjoys building his...
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Naval District Washington to Participate in Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018

Naval District Washington to Participate in Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018

Naval installations in the National Capital Region are participating in the scheduled Exercise Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2018 (CS/SC18), which is set to take place Jan. 29 – Feb. 9. All Navy installations within the continental United States are set to participate in the two-week exercise, with Citadel Shield being led by Commander, Navy Installations...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder-Suicide in White Plains

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder-Suicide in White Plains

On January 27, 2018, at approximately 7:30 a.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3400 block of Amberton Court in White Plains for the report of unknown trouble. A preliminary investigation showed an adolescent child who lives in the house called 9-1-1 to report a disturbance between his parents. The...
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Patuxent High School Teacher Arrested for Assaulting Husband

Patuxent High School Teacher Arrested for Assaulting Husband

On January 10, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputy Spalding of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Sagebrush Drive in Lusby for the report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, Spalding spoke with the complainant, who advised his wife, Nancy Jane Crosby, 46 of Lusby, hit him in the face. The...
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Charles County High School Substitute Teacher Indicted on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charge

Charles County High School Substitute Teacher Indicted on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charge

On January 25, 2018, Charles County Sheriff’s officers arrested Noble Maurice Miller, 22, of Waldorf, after a Charles County Grand Jury indicted him on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and solicitation of a minor. The incidents occurred during the 2016–17 school year and during the fall of the current school year while...
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Lenora Jean Warriner, 82

Lenora Jean Warriner, 82 of Brandywine, MD died at her home on January 22, 2018. Born in Wellsboro, PA the daughter of Dorothy and Thorton Boyden. Lenora was a RN nurse for 48 years. She is survived by her son, Delbert Warriner, daughters, Barbara Ridenour, Roxanna Harvey and Linda Garner; her brother Andrew Boyden; 12...
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Clarence E. Goldsmith, Sr., 72

Clarence E. Goldsmith, Sr., 72

Clarence E. Goldsmith, Sr., 72, of Newburg, MD passed away on January 18, 2018 at Bridge Point Hospital National Harbor. Born on August 30, 1945 in LaPlata, MD to the late George Alton Goldsmith and the late Mary Lucretia Goldsmith, Clarence is also preceded in death by his brothers, George Junior Goldsmith and Frances...
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Catherine Anne Lee, 67

Catherine Anne Lee, 67

On Monday January 22, 2018, Catherine Anne Lee, age 67 of Owings, died of complications due to lung cancer at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Cathy was born in Washington, DC on March 22, 1950. She was 1 of 9 children born to Charles and Katherine Rock. Her family lived in Falls Church, VA and...
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Mechanicsville Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Sex Offense Against 14-Year-Old Girl

Mechanicsville Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Sex Offense Against 14-Year-Old Girl

UPDATE 1/26/2018: On Monday, January 22, 2018, Joseph Aloysious Maddox, 52, of Mechanicsville, appeared in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but five years suspended. Maddox entered a guilty plea to the charge of sex offense in the third-degree in August of 2017. Maddox  must also register as a...
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