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William Harvey Eppard, Sr., 79

Passed On: 09/21/2007

William H. Eppard, Sr., 79, of Hollywood, MD died September 21, 2007 at his residence. Born December 18, 1927 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Dr. George Irving Eppard and Louise Hiller Eppard. Mr. Eppard worked at Safeway Stores, Inc. in Prince George?s County and Washington, DC for 33 years. He was interested in refinishing antique furniture and woodworking. He had a love of boating and the water. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Juanita D. Eppard, two sons, Bruce A. Eppard of Crofton, MD, William H. Eppard, Jr. of Washington, DC, siblings, Virginia Styles of Vienna, VA, Philip Eppard of Camp Springs, MD, Dr. Leonard Eppard of Mason?s Neck, VA, Jan Sodolski of Middleburg, VA and Susan Eppard of Miami, FL, two grandsons, Brian Eppard and Jon Eppard and one great-granddaughter, Taylor Eppard, all of Chesapeake Beach, MD. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Lou Eppard and Ann E. Gallagher. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Hollywood United Methodist Church, Hollywood, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House c/o Hospice of St. Mary?s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD.

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Gayne Eugene Wilson, 69

Passed On: 09/21/2007

Gayne Eugene Wilson, 69, of Leonardtown, MD, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2007 at the St. Mary's Nursing Center. Born on July 4, 1938 to the late Mr. and Mrs. George and Dorothy Wilson. He is survived by many cousins and nieces and nephews. Viewing will be on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 from 5-8pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. with a service on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at the Christ Church-La Plata Parish. Burial will take place on October 15, 2007 at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Christ Church Port Tabacco Parish.

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Charles Henry Ball, 61

Passed On: 09/20/2007

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 10:00 am in Our Lady's Catholic Church, Medley's Neck, MD with Fr. Thomas LaHood officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.The family will receive friends on Monday, September 24, 2007 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM.Charles "Charlie" Henry Ball, Jr., 61, of Medley's Neck, MD died September 20, 2007 at his residence after a battle with cancer. Born March 5, 1946 in St. Mary's County, he was the son of the late Charles Henry Ball, Sr. and Laura Mae Ball Spalding. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ellen Mae Williams Ball; two children, Charles Andrew Ball and his fiancé Michelle Griffin, Victoria Marie Adkins and her husband Brian Adkins and his grandchildren; Ashley, Maddie, Olivia, Charlotte, Sabrina and Blake. He is also survived by his sister, Sara Woodburn and her husband David (Teeny), of Leonardtown, MD, his brothers; William E. Ball and his wife, Barbara, of Leonardtown,MD, and Gary F. Ball and his wife Patti of Ohio. He was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Ann Russell. Charlie loved his family and enjoyed being with his friends. He worked at various trades during his life, including carpentry and had his own welding business, Fireball Welding, until March of this year when his illness caused him to stop working. His greatest love was the water where he would crab, fish and oyster and always looked forward to the start of the oyster season. He was also an avid Nascar fan, watching for the Fords to win. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 24, 2007 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, where Prayers will be said at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady's Church in Medley's Neck with Fr. Thomas LaHood officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Teeny Woodburn, David Woodburn, Donald Knott, Scott Smith, Eugene Quade and James A. Knott. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Cook, Parran Bean and Ross Owens. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A

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Audrey Sophie Turbyne, 89

Passed On: 09/16/2007

Audrey Sophie Turbyne, 89, of Hollywood, MD formerly of West Caldwell, NJ died September 16, 2007 at her residence. Born September 26, 1917 in Irvington, NJ, she was the daughter of the late George Ziegler and Sophie Kuehner. Mrs. Turbyne was a retired registered nurse, having graduated in 1938 from the Newark Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. She met her future husband while he was a patient in her care, and they were married in Maplewood, NJ during September of 1940. After raising three children she re-entered the health care field as a private duty geriatric nurse remaining in the field until retirement. She enjoyed reading, flower and vegetable gardening, canoeing, and especially the sewing arts. She always had a kind word for those she encountered during her life. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, NJ and a frequent American Red Cross blood donor. She is survived by her children, Jeffrey Turbyne and his wife, Gloria of Hollywood, MD and Jacques Turbyne and his wife, Karen of Hillsboro, NH, five grandchildren, Jacqueline Harris and her husband, Travis of Palmyra, VA, Heather Turbyne-Pollard and her husband, Rob of Richmond, VA, Jeffrey David Turbyne and his wife, Amber of Leonardtown, MD, Katya and Audrey Zabohonski of West Caldwell, NJ, and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Josephine Harris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Turbyne, daughter, Ann Louise Zabohonski, siblings, George Ziegler, Carl Ziegler and Caroline Donovan, and companion, John Dougherty. The family will receive friends Friday, September 21, 2007 from 5-8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD, where a Funeral Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Reverend Sheldon Reese will conduct the service. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary?s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636 or a charitable organization of your choice. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD.

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James Tolly Marsh, Jr., 77

Passed On: 09/16/2007

Prayers recited at 7:00 p.m.James Tolly Marsh, Jr., 77, of Leonardtown, MD died September 16, 2007 at his residence after a battle with cancer. Born May 30, 1930 in New Windsor, MD, he was the son late Dr. James T. Marsh and Margaret Ann Rankin. He followed a long and successful career in manufacturing by earning a Master Gardener ranking in 1998. He attended Western Maryland College now McDaniel College, graduating in 1952. In December of that year he married his wife, Joan and almost immediately left for Camp Breckinridge in Kentucky and then for Korea, where he served as a Lieutenant in the 223rd Infantry of the 40th Division and the 7th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Division, tasked as platoon leader with clearing the mine fields along the DMZ. After returning from Korea, he worked for Black and Decker in Hampstead, MD, then for Mechanical Products in Jackson, MI. In 1966, he was named Manager of the Minitec Division of Aiken Industries, and he moved his family to Leonardtown where he built and managed the two Minitec manufacturing plants, one of the first non Navy-related light industries in St. Mary?s County. He retired in 1991 and began to pursue numerous interests. He was a popular tour guide and docent at the Calvert Marine Museum, Historic St. Mary?s City and Sotterley Plantation, where he helped develop an educational program that shed light on the role of the plantation?s slaves. An avid reader, he served for many years on the board of the Southern Maryland Friends of the Library, the Literacy Council and was active in the Southern Maryland Genealogical Society. He was Past President of both the Leonardtown and Lexington Park Rotary, and served on the St. Mary?s County Economic Development Commission and the Maryland Judicial Nominating Commission. He also was a faithful Hospice Volunteer for many years. His love of nature led Mr. Marsh and his wife to travel to the famous gardens of Ireland, England and France, and to pursue a Master Gardener certification. His expertise and enthusiasm led him, at the age of 70, to a position with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, serving as Extension Program Coordinator and providing advice to professional landscapers and amateur gardeners alike. He recently was honored by the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension in recognition of ?his inspiring leadership and dedicated service to the St. Mary?s County Master Gardener Program, and his valuable contributions to the ?greening? of the environment.? Mr. Marsh was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Newtowne, where he served as Lector and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Brengle Marsh of Leonardtown, MD, four children, Lynn Marsh Freeman, Julia Marsh Brown and James K. Marsh, all of Washington, DC and Patricia Marsh Dehoorne of Chelsea, MI, sister, Margaret Marsh ?Peg? Parish of Branson, MO and nine grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 20, 2007 from 3- 5:00 p.m. and 6- 8:00 p.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Newtowne, Leonardtown, MD. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the church. Reverend John Mattingly will be the celebrant. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House c/o Hospice of St. Mary?s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD.

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Leonore Marble Gooding, 85

Passed On: 09/13/2007

Service & Interment are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, In Memory of 1939 Alumnus Leonore Agnes Marble Gooding, to the St. Bernard's High School, "Auditorium Renovation Fund", 45 Harvard Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. A full obituary will be posted later. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD.

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Gladys Louise Sampson, 82

Passed On: 09/12/2007

Gladys Louise Sampson, 82 of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Washington, DC, Prince George?s county, and Mechanicsville, MD, died on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at Holmes Regional Hospital, Melbourne, FL. Born on June 28, 1925 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late William and Jamie Petty Mosely. Prior moving to FL after retiring in the 80?s, she resided in Golden Beach in the early 70?s, and lived in P.G. County in 1950, and Washington, DC. She was loving and devoted to her family and friends. Survived by her husband of 65 years, Marvin C. Sampson, Jr., whom she married on July 29, 1942. Also survived by her children, Shirley Hartman, Gloria Slattery, Patricia Woodcock, Carol Thorne, and Marvin Sampson, III, brother, Robert Mosely, sisters, Martha Walters, and M. Estelle Finch, 13 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. Viewing was held on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 from 2-4 & 6-8PM in Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 where Funeral Service will take place today, Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 10AM with Reverend Keith Corrick officiating. Interment to follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.

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Charles Ernest Jones, 57

Passed On: 09/10/2007

Charles ?Ernie? Ernest Jones, 57 of Brandywine, MD died on September 10, 2007 at his residence. Born on October 16, 1949 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Edward Mitchell Jones and Margaret Jones of Waldorf, MD. Mr. Jones retired in 1997 as a Mechanic for Prince George?s County Government. He also was a life long member of Brandywine Lions Club. Survived by wife, Frances Hall Jones, daughters, Tammy Jones, Aimee Pellegrino, and Marian Moore, all of Mechanicsville, Sandra Jones and Audrey Cherrico, both of Brandywine, Kimberly Pickeral of La Plata, and Christie Becker of Waldorf, son-in-laws, Richard Pickeral, Richard Pellegrino, Allen Moore, and Phil Becker, sisters, Carol Wood and Brenda Clancy, both of Mechanicsville, MD, and Phyllis Jones of Waldorf, brothers, Martin Jones and Jerry Jones, both of Waldorf, Gary Jones of Mechanicsville, MD, and Denny Jones of Bryans Road, grandchildren, Michael, Megan, Richard, Lauren, Billy, Bryan, Brandon S., Paige, Ashley, Taylor, Trevor, Brittany, Brandon M., Phillip, and Sheila. A Viewing will be held today, Friday, September 14, 2007 from 10-12 Noon in the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD where a Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon. Interment will be private.

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Gregory Keith Davis, 64

Passed On: 09/10/2007

Gregory K. Davis, 64, of Ft. Washington, MD. passed away suddenly on Septmember 10, 2007. He is preceded in death by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Walter Davis. He is survived by his wife; Karen, daughters; Diann Zanakis Eric, and Donna Toma Ben. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 13, 2007 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the Funeral Home. A service will follow on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 11 am at the Funeral Home. Interment will be private.

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Douglas Eugene Ellinger, 64

Passed On: 09/08/2007

Douglas Eugene Ellinger, 64 of Waldorf, MD died on September 8, 2007 at Southern MD Hospital, Clinton, MD. Born on August 10, 1943 in Virginia, he was the son of Martha Elizabeth Buzzard and the late Thomas Edward Ellinger. Mr. Ellinger was a Sheet Metal Worker. He was such a devoted, supportive, caring, & loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survived by his wife of 30 years, Lola Marie Leizear Ellinger, daughters, Laurie Muddiman of Virginia Beach, Christine Routzen of Frederick, MD, and Dawn O?Neill of Waldorf, MD, sisters, Donna Daniels, Diane Cole, Linda Ellinger and Bonnie Ellinger, brothers, Charles Ellinger, and Phillip Ellinger, and also grandchildren, Jason, Kyle, Lance, Calina, John, Josh, Jamie, Lindsey, Corey, Cody, and Jasmine. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Ellinger. A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 from 5-8PM in Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD where a Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 11AM. Reverend James Tiefel will officiate. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be: Ryan O?Neill, Joey, Johnny, Bobby, Tony, and Danny Mattera. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.

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Robert Phillip Falcone, 69

Passed On: 09/07/2007

ROBERT PHILLIP FALCONE 69 Of Cabins, WV. On September 7, 2007 at his residence. Born October 23, 1937. He is preceded in death by his wife Ruby Falcone, parents; Rocco Falcone and Rose Colaiacomo. He is survived by his children; Rose Ann Robbins Charles of Clifton, VA. Ruby M. Barnes Tommy of Waldorf, MD., Rocco R. Falcone of Waldorf, MD., Robert P. Falcone, Jr., Andrea of Leesburg, VA., and Richard J. Falcone Alanna of Chesapeake Beach, MD. Grandchildren; Tommy and Tammy Barnes of La Plata, MD. Charlie and Jessica Robbins of Clifton, VA., Robert P. III, Nicholas, and Jon Michael Falcone of Lost River, WV., Joey Falcone, and Amber Velasquez, Great Grandchild; Logan Barnes. Brother; Rocco A. Falcone of Waldorf, MD, sister; Rosanne Kinnaman of Ashburn, VA. and companion Gloria Bennett of Cabins, WV. And a host of many other nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at the AREHART-ECHOLS FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 211 ST. MARY?S AVE. LA PLATA, MD. 20646. A funeral service will follow on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at the funeral home at 11 am. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton, MD. immediately following the service.

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Billy Bert Howser, 85

Passed On: 09/06/2007

Howser, Billy Bert, 85 of Brandywine, MD passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 6, 2007. Born on April 2, 1922 in Aspermont, Texas he was the son of the late Leon Lance and Willie Kay Beard Howser. He was a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force where he served for 26 years. He also retired from the Library of Congress. He had a great love for his wife, children, and loved to brag about his grandchildren. He enjoyed life, keeping busy, volunteering at SMHC, and was always doing something for everyone and spending time with his wife and family. He was the beloved husband of Nancy McPherson Howser, father of William Craig Howser, and Judy Ann Howser Desrosier, grandfather of Lori Ann Howser, Steven Lon Howser, Lynn Marie Howser, and Jillian Desrosier. He is also survived by a host of loving family members and friends. In addition to his parents Mr. Howser was preceded in death by two brothers. Viewing will be held at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 from 2 to 4PM and 6 to 8PM with the rosary said at 7PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 11:30 AM at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 17510 Horsehead Rd., Baden, MD Interment to follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Serving as pallbearers are his nephews: Teddy, Timmy, and David, and Ray Miller, Daniel and Chris Edelen. In lieu of flowers, family is asking for donations to be made to a charitable organization of your choice.

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Mary Bullis Barnes, 79

Passed On: 09/04/2007

Mary Bullis Barnes, 79, of Park Hall, MD died September 4, 2007 in Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. Born November 9, 1927 in Park Hall, MD, she was the daughter of the late Anna Barnes and William McClain Dorsey. Mary was reared by the late Jesse and Mary Ellen Taylor. Mary received her education in the St. Mary?s County Catholic Schools. During her lifetime, she worked as a self-employed domestic engineer. Accepting Christ at an early age, Mary was a life-long member at Zion United Methodist Church in Lexington Park, MD. She was the President of the Usher Board until her health failed. She always greeted you with a smile and warm welcome. Mary also served as a Communion Steward and a member of the kitchen committee. ?Little Mary? as she was affectionately called, enjoyed cooking, baking cakes, rice pudding and making homemade root beer. She was always active in the welfare of the community. Mary leaves to cherish her beloved memories a devoted son, William Charles Fenwick, a loving daughter-in-law, Sherri, one grandson, Wm. LeVar, all of Park Hall, MD and goddaughter, Shell Jackson. Mary also leaves a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 from 10-11:00 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, Lexington Park, MD, where a Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Dr. Brian W. Jackson will conduct the service. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Melvin Fenwick, Arthur Martin, Morris Fenwick, Andre Shubrooks, Tony Hatton, and James Taylor. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Norman Bailey, John Taylor, Richard Sims, and Thomas B. Waters. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD.

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Robert Louis Gick, 64

Passed On: 09/04/2007

Robert Louse Gick, 64, of Palm Harbor, FL. on September 4, 2007 at Mease Countryside Hosptial in Safety Harbor, FL. Predeceased by his parents Lambert and Pauline Gick, wife Karen Gick, and brother Alan Gick. Survived by his children Christopher Francesca Gick, Ryan Gick, Samantha Matt Mais, grandchildren Ryan, Jr., Brandon, Chirstopher, Jr. Emma, and Francesca. Family will receive friends on Sunday September 9, 2007 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. 211 St. Mary's Ave. La Plata, MD. 20646 from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. Service will be held at 4:30pm. Interment will follow on Monday Sepetember 17, 2007 at 10 am at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post, 2400 Old Washington Rd. Waldorf, MD. 20602

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Patricia Barbara Harbold, 72

Passed On: 09/03/2007

Patricia Barbara Harbold of Mechanicsville, MD died at St. Mary's Hospital on Moday, September 3, 2007. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from 5PM to 8PM in the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, September 7, 2007 in the Cocklin Funeral Home, 30 North Chestnut Street, Dillsburg, PA, 17019 Interment will follow in the Dillsburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital Attn: Tribute Dept. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 A full obituary will appear at a later date.

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Salvatore Victor Greco, 89

Passed On: 09/03/2007

Salvator Victor ?Sal? Greco, 89, of Lexington Park, MD died September 3, 2007 at his residence after a battle with cancer. Born June 19, 1918 in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of the late Frank Greco and Filomena DiGiorno Greco. Mr. Greco grew up in New York City, where he developed an early interest in aviation and aspired to be an engineer. He entered the Navy in 1938 and served aboard a destroyer ship, the Whitney, during World War II. He began as an apprentice seaman and worked up to Chief Fire Control man and later received a commission as Ensign. His Naval career ended in 1945 with a medical discharge. Following this time in the Navy, Mr. Greco came to St. Mary?s County and began his civil service career with the Department of Defense. He began as a technician at Armament Test and at the same time pursued educational opportunities offered by his employer. After completing undergraduate courses through the University of Maryland and passing the Civil Service Equivalency Exam, he fulfilled his dream of becoming an engineer. He then began his career as an Electronics Engineer with the Naval Electronic Systems Test and Evaluation Facility. He became active in the field of TACAN, eventually writing a book, ?TACAN Principles and Sitting Criteria?. Mr. Greco retired from civil service in 1977 and began work as an engineering consultant, working primarily for the Canadian government. Mr. Greco?s greatest passions in life were spending time with his family, gardening, and tinkering with electronic devices. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Esther, three children, Deborah Greco of California, MD, Robert Greco of Norfolk, VA and Camille Colvin and her husband, Scott of Leonardtown, MD, five grandchildren, Eric Colvin, Brandon Colvin, Kelsey Colvin, Nicholas Colvin and Carly Colvin, three nieces, two nephews, three great nieces, one great nephew, one great-great niece and three great-great nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his four siblings, Peter Greco, Annette Greco, Rose Greco Milano, and Alfred Greco. A Memorial Service was conducted on September 7, 2007 at the Leonardtown Baptist Church, Leonardtown, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary?s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or to American Cancer Society, St. Mary's County - Unit 350, P.O. Box 1032, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD.

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Irene Kathryn Monroe Dunbar Perrie, 97

Passed On: 09/03/2007

Mrs. Irene Perrie was a lifetime resident of Charles County, Maryland. She lived in the Nanjemoy area. At the time of her death, Mrs. Perrie was at the Charles County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in La Plata, MD. She was the youngest of seven children. She is preceded in death by her father Morgan Lawrence Monroe, her mother, Maggie Leonard Cox Monroe, her two husbands; Mr. Lloyd Dunbar and Mr. Clinton Perrie. Brothers, Morgan Lawrence Monroe, Norbert DeSales Monroe; Avary Cox Monroe and sisters, Lottie Monroe Henderson, Lessie Monroe Robey, and Fannie Monroe Welch. She is survived by one nephew, John A. Monroe, over 16 great nephews and great nieces and many great-great nephews and nieces. Mrs. Perrie was very active in her community. She was a lifetime member of the Nanjemoy Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and Old Durham Ladies Mites Society. Mrs. Perrie loved farming and the outdoors. She was known for helping neighbors and family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 10200 La Plata Road, La Plata, MD. 20646 or Christ Church Durham Parish Ironsides, Maryland 20643

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Margaret Elizabeth Carroll, 77

Passed On: 09/03/2007

Margaret Elizabeth Carroll, 77, of Washington, DC formerly of St. Mary?s County, died September 3, 2007 at the Community Hospice of Washington, DC. Born June 26, 1930 in St. James, MD, she was the daughter of the late Webster W. Hall and Mary Frances Hall. She was one of 14 children. Margaret attended St. Peter Claver Elementary School and Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ridge, MD. Margaret was a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Washington, DC and was a member of the Traditional Choir for more than 20 years. Margaret worked in the food service profession most of her life. She retired from the District of Columbia Public Schools. She loved to bake, especially those delectable home made rolls, cakes, and pies. Margaret touched the lives of many people from the beginning of her career until she was called home to be with her Lord. Margret was married to the late Talbert Joseph Carroll for 22 years. Growing up in a strong Christian environment laid the foundation for Margaret?s future hard work and strong family orientation. She loved to dance and her rendition of the ?Electric Slide? was something to behold. Her passion for this dance was undeniable. She is survived by her two daughters, Margaret Ann Al Hayes of Owings, MD and Francine M. Carroll of Washington, DC, a granddaughter, Mykia Carroll, four brothers, Joseph Ola Hall of Long Island, NY, Ernest Emma Hall if Lexington Park, MD, James Claudette Hall of Washington, DC, and John Mary Jane Hall of Lexington Park, MD, three sisters, Nellie Francis Nolan of Lexington Park, MD, Christine Willie Poole of Silver Springs, MD, and B. Marie Blackmon of Washington, DC, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Talbert, three brothers William Hall, Raymond Hall, Bernard Hall, and one sister, Rose Mary Fenwick-Yates. The family will receive friends Friday, September 7, 2007 from 9-10:00 a.m. in St. Cecelia?s Catholic Church, St. Mary?s City, MD, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Damian Shadwell will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Lexington Park, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael D. Hall, Sr., John R. Hall, Jr., Patrick R. Hall, James Edward Carroll, Russell Carroll, and Sheron Chase. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD.

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Hugh Biscoe Graves, 70

Passed On: 09/03/2007

Hugh Biscoe Graves of Mechanicsville, MD died on Monday, September 3, 2007 at his residence. He was 70 years old. Born March 30, 1937 in St. Mary's County Maryland, he was the son of the late Samuel and Ruth Graves. Mr. Graves enjoyed playing his hand held poker game, he also enjoyed watching the Washinton Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles. He is survived by his sons; Wayne Graves and Mike Graves, daughters; Wanda Luckett and Loretta Graves, brothers; Norwood Graves and Harry Graves, sisters; June Shorter and Ruth Ann Hill, grandchildren; J.P. Gates, Linda Luckett, Jennifer Russell, Wendy Graves and Michael Graves, great grandchild; Ryan Lewis Russell. Mr. Graves was preceded in death by his son Eddie Graves. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home on Thursday, September 6, 2007. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 AM at Mt. zion United Methodist Church, Mechanicsville, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hugh B. Graves Memorial fund C/O Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 128, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

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Marilyn Elizabeth Mathes, 57

Passed On: 09/01/2007

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.Marilyn Elizabeth Mathes, 57 of Hollywood, MD died September 1, 2007 peacefully at her home after a long, valiant fight against breast cancer. Born September 9, 1949 in Long Island, New York, she was the daughter of Norma Hayes Mathes Knight of Edgewater, MD and the late Harold Mathes. She was the loving wife of Gary J. Meekins whom she married on September 26, 2004. She graduated from Kings Park High School in Kings Park, New York and subsequently obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from St. Joseph?s College in Emmitsburg, Md. She moved to St. Mary?s County in 1971, where she was employed by St. Mary?s County Public Schools as a third grade teacher at Town Creek Elementary School. She earned her Master?s Degree in Special Education from Bowie State College in 1978. She served in a variety Special Education positions during her tenure with St. Mary?s County Public Schools. On July 1, 2005, she was named the Director of Special Education, a position she held until her retirement in August, 2007. She was dedicated to improving opportunities for children with disabilities in St. Mary?s County by developing Special Education programs and services, assisting these children to achieve their fullest potential. She was passionate about her profession and had a gift for recruiting and mentoring teachers. Marilyn was a gentle, compassionate person, and faithful friend. She was known for her sense of style. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, shopping, antiquing, reading, and traveling with her husband. She loved driving her 1998 Ford Mustang convertible. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her sister, Patricia Moriarty of Edgewater, MD, brother, William Mathes of North Carolina, nieces, Lynn Moriarty of Washington, DC, and Cynthia Mathes of North Carolina, nephews, Michael Moriarty of New York, Brendan and Liam Mathes of North Carolina, great niece, Sophia Ibrahim, and great nephews, Joseph Ibrahim and Brendan Moriarty. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her step-father, Walter Knight. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 4-8:00 p.m. and Friday, September 7, 2007 from 5-8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD. Prayers will be recited on both evenings at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD. Reverend Ray Schmidt will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be R. Chip Dudderar, John Felicitas, Henry Fowler, Jr., Sam Fulp, Jack Greely, Randy Martin, John Raley, and Frank Staebler. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marilyn Elizabeth Mathes Scholarship Fund for aspiring special education teachers, c/o Norris and Dudderar, Attorneys at Law, P.O. Box 1039, California, Maryland 20619 or c/o the Mercantile Bank, P.O. Box 655, Leonardtown, MD 20650, National Brest Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300, Frisco, Texas 75034, or to Hospice of St. Mary?s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. in Leonardtown, MD.

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