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Patricia Ruth Zwick , 80

Passed On: 08/25/2014

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officating. Interment will follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, MD. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD.

John Franklin Stone, Sr., 67

Passed On: 08/25/2014

Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationJohn F. Stone, Sr., 67, of Leonardtown, MD passed away August 25, 2014 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Born on April 27, 1947 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph V. Stone and Mary Mildred Johnson.

John proudly served in the United States Army from July 1966 to his honorable discharge in June 1968. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. John married his beloved wife, Laura Ann Hall Stone on June 17, 1967 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Compton, MD. Together, they celebrated 36 wonderful years of marriage before her passing in 2003. He was employed by the United States government at the U.S. House of Representatives in the Furniture Finishing Shop until his retirement in 1995. He was an avid wood worker, in which he enjoyed restoring furniture. He collected John Deere memorabilia. His greatest love was for his family, but his grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he loved to spend as much time as possible with them.

John is survived by his children, J.F. Stone (Debbie) of Callaway, MD, Steven Stone (Nancy) of Callaway, MD, and April Peacher (Mike) of Leonardtown, MD; his siblings, Jimmy Stone (Dotty) of Leonardtown, MD, Charles Stone (Bertie) of Welcome, MD, Jean Nelson (George) of Leonardtown, MD, Linda Oliver (Jimmy) of Mechanicsville, MD, and Doris Bean (John Lou) of California, MD; and his grandchildren, Autumn Peacher and Brandon Peacher of Leonardtown, MD. In addition to his parents and wife, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Jackie Stone, and sisters, Barbara Logan and Shirley Forsythe.

Family will receive friends for John's Life Celebration on Monday, September 1, 2014, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Reverend John Nguyen on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Stone, George Nelson, Ryan Nelson, John-Boy Bean, Guy Knott, and Larry Carter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675.

Condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Paul "Kevin" Merkle, 52, Port Republic, Maryland

52, Port Republic, Maryland

Born: 10/01/1961, Passed On: 08/23/2014

Paul "Kevin" Merkle, 52, Port Republic, MarylandPaul "Kevin" Merkle, 52, of Port Republic, Maryland passed away on August 23, 2014 in Washington DC. Kevin was born on October 1, 1961, in Montgomery County to the late Janet Merkle and Paul Merkle. He is also preceded in death by his beloved dog "Elvis". He lived in Calvert County and graduated from Calvert High School in 1979. Kevin was an active member of Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Prince Frederick. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, going to car shows, NASCAR, football, crossword puzzles and sharing the word of God.

Kevin is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Laura W. Merkle, and his daughter, Nikki and her fiancé Roger Smith, Jr. Son of Betty Merkle, brother of Colleen Fox, her husband Mark, and their children, Chris and Matthew, his sisters Karen and Susan Penn. He is also survived by his mother and father in law, Ardie and Alvin Wheaton, and sister in law Helen Gross, husband Joe and their children, Tyler, Meghan, Emily, and Seth.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Full Gospel Assembly of God Church, 890 Solomons Island Road South, Prince Frederick, Maryland, where services will follow at 11 AM. Interment is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Full Gospel Assembly of God Church. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, Maryland.

Dr. Valentine Ojo, 66

Passed On: 08/23/2014

A Memorial MassDr. Valentine "Val" Ojo of Tall Timbers, MD passed away August 23, 2014, after a protracted illness; surrounded by his loving family.

Born on February 14, 1948 in Ondo, Nigeria, Val was the eldest child of the late Chief Jerome Ojo (Baba D2) and Rose Eunice Ojo.

He obtained his early childhood education at St. Mathew's (RCM) Primary School and St. Joseph's College (Secondary School), both in Ondo town. Valentine married his beloved wife, Agathachristy Ngozi, in August 1989. An avid reader and prolific writer, Val was a linguist who was very fluent in several languages. He started his undergraduate studies at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and continued to the then Soviet Union where he obtained his first and second degrees. He earned another Master's degree and the doctorate at the University of Tubingen, Germany (1978). Before relocating to, and settling in the United States with his family, Dr. Ojo was a professor of German and Italian at the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria; and traveled extensively throughout Europe.

A proud educator, Dr. Ojo taught at St. Mary's College of MD, Lincoln University in PA, and Prince George's County public schools. He served on the Archdiocese of Washington School Board of Education and on the Mediation Committee of St. Mary's County. He was a passionate participant on internet for African and Nigerian political and social-economic issues. Val also enjoyed music, photography, gardening, biking and camping. He was a connoisseur of good music and good wine. However, his greatest love was for his family whose company he relished; he was particularly committed to the well-being and education of his children.

Dr. Ojo leaves behind to cherish his memories: his beloved wife; four children, Mayowa, Omolayo Mayokun and Omotayo; siblings, Vitalis Ojo, Lucrentia Abdullahi and Crescentia Adelabu; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Venantius Ojo and a sister, Emerentia Akintewe.

The Memorial/Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at St. George's Catholic Church, 19199 St. George's Church Road, Valley Lee, MD 20692.

Condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com

Funeral arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD

Elizabeth Ann Dern, 80, Prince Frederick, Maryland

80, Prince Frederick, Maryland

Born: 01/09/1934, Passed On: 08/20/2014

Elizabeth Ann Dern, 80, Prince Frederick, MarylandElizabeth Ann Dern, 80, of Prince Frederick, Maryland, passed away on August 20, 2014 in Broomes Island, Maryland. She was born on January 9, 1934 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Elizabeth Q. and Arvel August Phifer.

In her younger years, Elizabeth worked for P.G. County, as the Director of Day Camp. She liked to quilt, paint ceramics and bird houses which her husband used to build. She liked to work in her gardens of beautiful flowers. Elizabeth also loved to talk about and critic food and cooking.
Wife of the late Robert Louis Dern, she is survived by her daughters, Lois Conn and Jane Dern, both of Broomes Island, MD. Grandmother of Liza, Daniel, and John Dalrymple and great grandmother of Amelia Dalrymple. She is also survived by her brother, John Phifer of Mechanicsville, Virginia.

Services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice.

Clarence Leroy "Lee" Wilkinson, 81

Passed On: 08/18/2014

Funeral Service - Aquasco, MDLife Celebration / ViewingClarence Leroy "Lee" Wilkinson, Sr., 81, of Brandywine, MD passed away on August 18, 2014 at Charles County Nursing & Rehab Center in La Plata, MD. He was born on May 10, 1933 in Prince George's County, Maryland to the late George F. Wilkinson and the late Mary Helen (Tippett) Wilkinson.

Lee loved playing bingo, going hunting, and anything else involving the outdoors. He also loved listening to his dogs run and was full of life. Lee retired from Goad Lumber Company.

Lee is survived by his lifetime loving companion, Bessie Wilkinson; son, Clarence L. Wilkinson, Jr. (Holly); his grandchildren, Clarence III., Amanda, and Joey; daughter, Bonnie Whitlow (Trent); son, Richard Wilkinson (Debi); son, James Boswell (Darlene); brother, Harry Wilkinson (Mary Jane); five additional grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Lee was predeceased by his brothers, Francis, Claude, George, James "Pete", and Elmer "Jack"; and sister, Doris.

Family and friends will be received for Lee's Life Celebration on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Chapel, Aquasco Road, Aquasco, MD. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery in Aquasco, MD.

Pallbearers will be John Richards, Christopher Windsor, Ricky L. Goad, Francis Wilkinson, Daniel Garner, and John Edlen.

Cary "Buck" Michael Anderson , 34

Passed On: 08/18/2014

A Funeral Service will be held in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD at 10:00 AM with Pastor Kevin D. Cullins officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD Cary Michael Anderson "Buck", 34, of Dameron, MD passed away in West Virginia on August 18, 2014. Born on March 17, 1980 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Amy Mae Anderson of Dameron, MD, and Charles William Anderson, Jr. of Calvert County, MD. Cary is survived by his sister Faith Lynn Anderson of New York, Aunts; Bettie Lou Reece, Paula Harrell, and Bobbie Jo Dorais, Uncles; Clifford Harrell, Jr., John Anderson, and a niece Angel S. Mudd. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Clifford and Lovella Harrell, Charles William Anderson, Sr., and Jennette Matthews. Cary graduated from Great Mills High School in Great Mills, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kevin D. Cullins officiating. Interment will be private.

William Norman Elliott, Jr. , 70

Passed On: 08/17/2014

William  Norman  Elliott, Jr. , 70A Graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leoanrdtown, MD with Fr. David Beaubien officiating.William Norman "Uncle Norman" Elliott, Jr., 70, of California, MD, formerly of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on August 17, 2014 in Callaway, MD. William was born on June 27, 1944 in Leonardtown, MD; he was the son of the late Mary Adele Morgan and William Norman Elliott, Sr. William is survived by his loving wife Margaret Charlene Clements Elliott, whom he married on May 31, 1969 in Holy Face Catholic Church Great Mills, MD; they were married for 45 years. William is survived by his son; Shaun Alen Elliot (Lauren) of California, MD, 2 grandchildren Jacob Elliott and Jenna Elliott, and Aunt/Foster mother Madeline Morgan of Mechanicsville, MD whom he loved dearly. Siblings; Mary Ann Murphy of Mechanicsville, MD, and Geneva Harrison of Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by his sisters; Mary Cook and Nita Reist. He was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD and worked as a painter/decorator for The Architect of the Capitol in Washington, DC for 26 years retiring on October 1, 2006. William enjoyed driving big-rigs for Ronald Buckler Trucking Company, fishing, crabbing, hunting, and cutting grass with his John Deere tractor. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery Leonardtown, MD with Father David Beaubien officiating. Pallbearers will be; Tony Clements, and Ralph Morgan. Honorary Pallbearers; Charles Williams, Ricky Williams, Tommy Williams, David Williams, Bobby Williams, Billy Williams, Paul Williams, Eddie Shumaker, and Wayne Morgan. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650

Joseph Kelsey Holton, 76, Loveville, MD

76, Loveville, MD

Born: 11/07/1937, Passed On: 08/16/2014

Joseph Kelsey Holton, 76, Loveville, MDJoseph Kelsey Holton, 75 of Loveville, MD, passed away on August 16, 2014. Kelsey is survived by his wife, Mary Martina Holton; six children, Wanda Ashton, Kevin Miles, Tyrone Holton, Renee Holton, Crystal Holton and Tony Holton.

Family will unite with friends on Friday, August 22, 2014 for visitation at 10 am until time of service at 11 am at Gospel Tabernacle of Prayer Church, 24516 Budds Creek Road, Clements, MD.

Interment to immediately follow at Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Charlotte Hall, MD. Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD.

Mary Agnes Plunkett, 72

Passed On: 08/16/2014

Mary Agnes Plunkett, 72A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bushwood, MD with Father Charles Cortinovis officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. Mary Agnes "Aggs" Plunkett, 72, of Avenue, MD passed away on August 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Born on May 29, 1942 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the loving daughter of the late Mary Agnes Guy Hammett, and Howard Vincent Hammett. Mary Agnes is survived by her loving husband Russell Clayton Plunkett, children; Greg Plunkett (Erika) of New Kensington, PA, Sharyn Hutson (Mike) of Avenue, MD, 2 grandchildren; Jennah Hutson and Jared Hutson. Siblings; Barbara Ann Gardner of California, MD, Sarah Jean Pingleton of Clements, MD, Butch Hammett of Amherst, VA, Nancy Norris of Mount Juliet, TN, and Rita Farr of Leonardtown, MD. Mary Agnes graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1960 and worked as a Branch Manager in the Breton Office of 1st National Bank of St. Mary's (PNC), retiring in 1997 after 37 years, she was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD. Mary Agnes loved the Redskins, Jeff Gordon (NASCAR), volunteering at Mother Catherine Spalding School, and spending time with her family. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Bushwood, MD with Father Charles Cortinovis officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers; Mike Hutson, Jay Farr, Joe Pingleton, Vince Hammett, Gary Hammett, and Nick Nickerson. Contributions may be made to Mother Catherine Spalding School 38833 Chaptico Road Helen, MD 20635.

James Alvin "Sonny" Russell, Jr. , 72

Passed On: 08/16/2014

James  Alvin "Sonny" Russell, Jr. , 72A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church St. George Island, MD with Father Paul Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church St George Island, MD. James Alvin "Sonny" Russell, Jr., 72, of Piney Point, MD passed away in his home on August 16, 2014. Born on April 14, 1942 in St. George Island, MD, he was the loving son of the late Myrtle Poe Russell and James A. Russell, Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Russell who passed away on May 5, 2014, and is survived by his first wife Carolyn D. Russell. Sonny is also survived by his children; Michelle Camaioni of Piney Point, MD, Daryl Russell of Staten Island, NY, Karen Gioia of Lexington Park, MD, Daniel Russell of Ridge, MD, Kristina Garcia of Mechanicsville, MD, Cynthia Welsh of Lexington Park, MD, Timothy Russell of St. Mary's City, MD, and 14 grandchildren. Siblings; Fay Lumpkins of Colorado Springs, CO, Jack Russell of Piney Point, MD, and Vivia Russell of Stewart, FL. He was preceded in death by his sister Gale Adams. Sonny graduated from St. Michaels High School and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD. Sonny worked as a Merchant Marine for Reinaur Transportation for 42 years, retiring in 2012. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church St. George Island, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11:00 Am in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church St. George Island, MD with Father Paul Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers; Billy Goddard, Cully Cullison, Joe Nelson, Eddie Nolan, Jackie Russell and Dwayne Norris. Honorary Pallbearers; Daryl Russell, Daniel Russell, Timothy Russell, Jacob Russell, Russell Camaioni, Raub Camaioni, Christian Love and Michael Gioia. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Richard Wayne "Ricky" Paul , 33

Passed On: 08/16/2014

Funeral Service Richard Wayne Paul, 33, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away August 16, 2014 at his residence.

Born July 6, 1981 in Baltimore, MD he was the son of William Edward and Shirley Paul.

Richard attended Westminster High School in Westminster, MD. He worked as a painter and flooring installer. He enjoyed motor cross, four wheel racing and was an avid Ravens fan.

In addition to his parents, Richard is survived by his brother Thomas Harold Paul. He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

Family will receive friends on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD. 20680. A funeral service will follow with the Reverend Peter Giovanoni officiating. Interment will be at the church cemetery.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Beverly Jean Blend, 83

Passed On: 08/16/2014

Funeral ServiceVisitationBeverly Blend, 83, of Manning, South Carolina passed away peacefully at her residence on August 16, 2014. She was born on November 25, 1930 in Clearfield, PA to the late Frank Edgar and Elizabeth Annetta Armes.

In 1948, Beverly married the love of her life Clifford C. Blend. As a Marine wife, she moved throughout the United States as she lovingly raised her children. She loved studying the Bible, teaching Sunday school, singing, cooking, baking, sewing and was an active member of Whitehall Baptist Church. Beverly retired, after 25 years, from the Prince George's County Court System in 2005.

Beverly is preceded in death by her late sons Clifford "Craig" Blend, Jr. and Wilbert "Bud" Blend. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Craig Blend, her daughters, Sharon L. Payne and Janice E. Thomas, and her son, David K. Blend. In addition she is survived by her 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends for Beverly's Visitation at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 on Friday, August 22, 2014, from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Whitehall Baptist Church, 1205 Farmington Road East, Accokeek, MD 20607 on Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Southern Maryland, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite #400 Fairfax, VA 22030.

Genevieve Julia Post, 87

Passed On: 08/15/2014

Mass of Christian BurialLife Celebration with Prayers Recited at 7:00 PMGenevieve Julia Post, 87, of Leonardtown, MD passed away August 15, 2014 at Solomons Nursing Center in Solomons, MD.

Born August 21, 1926 in Waterbury, CT she was the daughter of the late Frank Penevich and Julia Burba Penevich.

Genevieve celebrated over 50 wonderful years of marriage to her late husband, Alfred John Post, before his passing in August 2000. She was devoted to her husband and loved to care for him and her family. She was a delicious baker, best known for her nutmeg cookie logs. She enjoyed collecting cook books and helping her husband make wooden animals. She was an avid reader, with her favorite book being Gone with the Wind. She enjoyed travelling to Florida with her husband every November. She was devoted to her church, Immaculate Heart of Mary and to St. Jude. She taught Sunday school, was a Pre-K aide, and worked many Lenten Suppers. She also volunteered at Little Flower School. Her greatest love was for her family, and she enjoyed taking care and cheering on her grandchildren in the younger years.

Genevieve is survived by her daughter, Virginia McKeen (David) of Leonardtown, MD; her sister, Frances Bernius (Edward) of Watertown, CT; her grandchildren, Erica Bourgeois (Mark) of Mechanicsville, MD and Andrew McKeen of Columbia, MD; her great granddaughters, Adriana Claire Bourgeois and Elaina Tiffany Bourgeois; her nieces, Jean Meschi-Bernius (Larry) of Highland, IN, Nancy Bernius (Francois) of France; and nephews, Roger Bernius (Joann) of Clifton, NJ, Bruce Post (Mary) of Essex, VT and Harvey Post. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Post and her son, Frank Jerome Post.

Family will receive friends for Genevieve's Life Celebration on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Marco Schad on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Maryland, 10665 Stanhaven Place, Suite 205D, White Plains, MD 20695.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

David Alexander Clarke, Sr., 59

Passed On: 08/15/2014

A Life CelebrationDavid Alexander Clarke, Sr. 59, of Lexington Park, MD passed away August 15, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD.

Born June 29, 1955 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late George Willard Clarke, Jr. and Catherine Coombs Clarke.

David was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. On July 8, 1972, he married his beloved wife, Carolyn Sue Goode. Together they celebrated 42 wonderful years of marriage. He was a lifelong waterman; and especially enjoyed eating hard and soft crabs. He enjoyed spending time outdoors; including hiking through the woods, crabbing, fishing, walking on the beach, and hunting. He also enjoyed watching western movies, particularly John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. He was an avid Washington Redskin fan. David was a beautiful dancer, and loved country music. However, his greatest love was for his family. He loved to spend his time with his wife, children and grandchildren, who were the apples of his eye.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by his children, Rebecca Abbott (Kenneth) of California, MD, David Clarke, Jr. (Sharon) of Chesapeake, VA, Tammy Clarke (Shawn Tardif) of Lexington Park, MD, and Mary Wyne (Walter) of Mechanicsville, MD; his sisters, Edith Quade of Avenue, MD, Christine Hutchinson (Lee) of Salisbury, NC, Susan Clarke of Lexington Park, MD, and Catherine Clements of Valley Lee, MD; his brothers, George Willard Clarke III of Hollywood, MD, Michael Clarke (Linda) of California, MD, Wayne Clarke of California, MD, and Nicholas Clarke of California, MD; his grandchildren, Laura Abbott, Ryan Clarke, Jacob Clarke, Alexis Tardif, Jada Tardif, Jonathan Wyne, Joshua Wyne, Kaylee Wyne, and Kain Wyne. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brothers, John Willard Clarke, Louis Clarke, and Joseph Clarke.

Family will receive friends for David's Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be private.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Sandra Kay Thompson, 63, Mechanicsville, MD

63, Mechanicsville, MD

Born: 11/16/1950, Passed On: 08/14/2014

Sandra Kay Thompson, 63, Mechanicsville, MDSandra Kay Thompson, 63, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on August 14, 2014. Born on November 16, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Livy Ann Bowles and Joseph Herman Bowles. Kay was the loving wife of Francis Courtney Thompson whom she married on October 4, 1969 in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Mechanicsville, MD. Kay is survived by her children: Cassandra Thompson of Mechanicsville, MD, Christopher Thompson (Pamela) of Lusby, MD, grandchildren; Kaylie Thompson, Trent Thompson, Jace Thompson, and Abigail Goelling. Siblings: JoAnne Benfield, Edward Bowles, David Bowles and Sharon Bell all of Mechanicsville, MD, Livy Herche of Prince Frederick, MD, Dale Bowles of Charlotte, NC., Donald Bowles of Cocoa, FL, Jackie Zielstorf of Hollywood, MD, Lilly Griffith, and Joseph Bowles, Jr. both of Hagerstown, MD. She was preceded in death by her sister Judy Kara. Kay graduated from Chopticon High School in 1968 and worked as a child care provider. She enjoyed cooking, playing bingo, and loved her family.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Mechanicsville, MD with Rev. Ann Strickler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers; Charles Bowles, Justin Bowles, Timothy Zielstorf, Joseph Bowles, David Bowles, and Timothy Bell. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

John Frederick "Tex" Turner, 68

Passed On: 08/14/2014

Funeral ServiceFamily will receive friendsJohn Frederick "Tex" Turner, 68, of Lexington Park, MD, formally of San Antonio, Texas passed away at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, MD on August 14, 2014.

Born November 20, 1945 in San Antonio, TX, he was the son of the late John D. and Dorothy Rawlins Turner.

Tex served a tour in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was the owner and operator of Tex Air, air conditioning and refrigeration company. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, wood working and spending time with his pets.

Tex is survived by his two sisters, Linda Adams and Donna Knight and their children; his companion, Kelli Cassidy and her family; his step children, Eddie Hefner, Linda Sue Hefner, Nancy Ann Balta, and Bobbi Jo MaGee and their families. In addition to his parents, Tex was preceded in death by his beloved Uncle Fredreck and Aunt Beth Turner, twin brother Edward Franklin "Franky" Turner, and wife Mary Rose Turner, whom he married on October 24, 1969.

Family will receive friends Friday, August 22, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, 16555 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

John Francis Tippett, Sr. , 57

Passed On: 08/14/2014

All Services will be private.

Sonia Piccini, 60

Passed On: 08/14/2014

All Services will be private.

Sandra Kay Thompson, 63, of Mechanicsville, MD

Passed On: 08/14/2014

Sandra Kay Thompson, 63, of Mechanicsville, MDSandra Kay Thompson, 63, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on August 14, 2014. Born on November 16, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Livy Ann Bowles and Joseph Herman Bowles. Kay was the loving wife of Francis Courtney Thompson whom she married on October 4, 1969 in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Mechanicsville, MD. Kay is survived by her children: Cassandra Thompson of Mechanicsville, MD, Christopher Thompson (Pamela) of Lusby, MD, grandchildren; Kaylie Thompson, Trent Thompson, Jace Thompson, and Abigail Goelling. Siblings: JoAnne Benfield, Edward Bowles, David Bowles and Sharon Bell all of Mechanicsville, MD, Livy Herche of Prince Frederick, MD, Dale Bowles of Charlotte, NC., Donald Bowles of Cocoa, FL, Jackie Zielstorf of Hollywood, MD, Lilly Griffith, and Joseph Bowles, Jr. both of Hagerstown, MD. She was preceded in death by her sister Judy Kara. Kay graduated from Chopticon High School in 1968 and worked as a child care provider. She enjoyed cooking, playing bingo, and loved her family. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Mechanicsville, MD with Rev. Ann Strickler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers; Charles Bowles, Justin Bowles, Timothy Zielstorf, Joseph Bowles, David Bowles, and Timothy Bell. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.




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