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Michael A. DiZebba, Sr., 86

Passed On: 03/05/2012

Michael A. DiZebba, Sr., 86Michael A. DiZebba, Sr. age 86 of LaPlata, Maryland died on March 5, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.

He was born on August 28, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Fiorvante DiZebba and Gemma DiZebba. He is also predeceased by his wife Ada DiZebba of 62 years, brother Geaton DiZebba, sisters Elizabeth Latini, and Rita DiZebba.

He is survived by his son Michael A. DiZebba, Jr. and his wife Linda, daughter Denise Quinn and her husband John, daughter Michele Harris and her husband Richard, daughter Joanne Charters and her husband Mike, sisters Marie Earnshaw, Gloria Kendall, Gilda Rapson, grandchildren Michael Quinn, Anthony Harris, Kristen Long, Jenna Kranke, Melissa Charters, great grandchildren Nicholas Long, Noah Long, Ethan Harris, Alaina Harris, Alexis Quinn, Olivia Quinn, and Lily Kranke.

He was an avid golfer, he worked as a brick mason owning his own construction business, enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved Florida in the winter.

The family will receive friends on Monday March 12, 2012 at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA 211 St. Mary's Ave. LaPlata, Md, 20646 from 3 to 7pm. Where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday March 13th at 9am. Fr. John Mattingly will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Michael Quinn, Tony Harris, Michael Kranke, Jeff Long, Dean Campbell, and Robert Earnshaw.

The interment with military honors will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Md.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 1889 LaPlata, Md. 20646.

Walter "Wally" Wallace Tapscott, 59

Passed On: 03/05/2012

Funeral ServiceViewingWalter "Wally" Wallace Tapscott, 59, of Charlotte Hall, MD, formerly of Laurel, MD, passed away on March 5, 2012 at Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born in Washington, DC on November 7, 1952.

Wally was the son of the late Samuel Leon Tapscott and Rose Elizabeth (Reardon) Day.

He loved sports, with favorite teams, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles. Wally also enjoyed collecting baseball cards and coins, and the music of Elvis Presley.

Aside from his father, Wally was predeceased by his brother, Forest Wayne Tapscott.

Wally is survived by his mother, Rose Elizabeth (Reardon) Day; his sister, Rose Elizabeth Cordell "Little Rose"; his niece, Christina Leann Farrari; his aunt and uncles, Lula May and Bob Chaney, Margaret Marie Kissinger; his 1st cousins, Claude and Susie Brooke, and Dale V. Guyer; his 2nd cousin, Dianna Brooke; and many other family members and friends.

The family will receive friends for a Viewing on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 3:00PM to 4:00PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, www.brinsfieldecholsfuneral.com. A Service will take place Saturday, March 10, 2012, here at Brinsfield-Echols, Charlotte Hall, MD at 4:00PM. Interment will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 1:00PM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, Maryland 20623.

Verna Mae Taylor, 66

Passed On: 03/05/2012

Verna Mae Taylor, 66Memorial ServiceLife CelebrationMother, poet, educator and God's beautiful angel, Verna Mae Taylor of Adelphi, Maryland went peacefully to be with the Lord at 11pm on March 5, 2012, at the Hospice House of St. Mary's County, MD. She was surrounded by her loving daughters.

Born October 27, 1945 in Buffalo, New York, she is the daughter of Essie Mae Conley (Buffalo, NY) and the late Warner Taylor. Verna received her B.A. and M.A. in Linguistics in 1972 and 1974 respectively, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also completed coursework at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where she lived with her three daughters from 1976-1982.

Verna had an adventurous spirit and love of diverse cultures. She utilized her teaching skills to work as a lecturer in Linguistics and English Languages in Seoul, Korea, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Verna worked as an assistant professor of English Languages and Literature. Verna lived in Malaysia from 1986-1997. Upon her return to the U.S., Verna was an instructor at the Maryland English Institute at the University of Maryland. She was employed by Prince George's County Schools as a teacher of English, to speakers of other languages at Springhill Elementary School, Greenbelt, MD. Verna made lifelong relationships with many teachers and students here and overseas.

Published writer and award-winning poet, Verna's poem "Langston's Voice", was published in the Langston Hughes Tribute Issue of the Beltway Poetry Quarterly. In the fall of 2010, Verna, along with artist Monna Kauppinen, were featured in a collaborative pairing art with poetry exhibit, at the Workhouse Arts Center Poetic Art Exhibition in Lorton, VA.

Verna enjoyed international films, plants and flowers, the ocean at sunset, peace, poetry and music-all that life had to offer. Her gold jewelry, red lipstick and perfectly done nails were the accents to her simple elegance and poise. Her soft-spoken, calm voice matched her spirit. Verna's love, beauty, humor and kindness touched all who knew her.

Verna Mae Taylor is survived by her daughter Jada Hamilton, her son-in-law Frank Richardson, their children, Matthew, Andrew, Maya and Alex Richardson all of California, MD, daughter Courtney Hamilton of Lumberton, NC, daughter Heather Hamilton of Los Angeles, CA, as well as her mother Essie Conley, her brothers Walter, Jerome and Van Taylor, Robin Conley and sister Elaine Redd, Vinnie Hatton and Valerie Taylor. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Verna's daughters will receive family and friends on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. 20650 from 2-3 PM for Verna's Life Celebration. A memorial service will follow at 3PM with Pastor Patricia Saunders officiating.

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

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

Verna's daughters would like to thank the staff at the Hospice House of St. Mary's for their loving kindness and care toward them and their mom.

Brogan Kade Ruppert, 11

Passed On: 03/04/2012

Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationBrogan Kade Ruppert, 11, of Mechanicsville, MD died March 4, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born October 5, 2000 in LaPlata, MD, he is the son of Kobey Shane Ruppert and Melinda (Cooke) Ruppert.

Brogan attended Mechanicsville Elementary School and was currently a sixth grade student at Margaret Brent Middle School. He was a creative, inquisitive and mischievous young man. He was truly wise beyond his years. Brogan enjoyed taking things apart to see how they worked. He was always using the internet to research information and find the latest "deal" on e-bay. He loved visiting antique shops, the farmer's market and finding treasures. He always found four-leaf clovers. Brogan also enjoyed playing video games, spending time with his dog, Cooper, and creating origami masterpieces. Brogan was strong in his faith and he loved worshiping the Lord at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Leonardtown. He had extraordinary compassion for those less fortunate as well as fellow cancer warriors.

In addition to his parents, Brogan is survived by his brother, Keilan Chayce Ruppert. He is also survived by his grandparents, John and Elizabeth Sammons of Frankfort, KY; Donald and Catherine Cooke of Mechanicsville, MD; and James and Sandra Ruppert of Catonsville, MD.

Family will receive friends for Brogan's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at First Saints Community Church, St. Paul's Campus, 25550 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD. Funeral Services will be celebrated by Pastor John Wunderlich on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at First Saints Community Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kelly Ruppert, Rob Young, Trevor Young, Doug Townshend, Craig Risor and Bob Seeger. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Devin Absher and Natalie Genton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Love You More, a Sydney Ives Foundation, 1615 Greenmount Street, Rockford, IL 61107; The Cure Starts Now, 10280 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215; and Hospice 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.

Thomas Henry "Pat" Swann, 82

Passed On: 03/04/2012

Thomas Henry "Pat" Swann, 82Life CelebrationLife CelebrationThomas H. "Pat" Swann, Jr., 82, of Indian Head, MD passed away peacefully in the company of his family, on March 4, 2012 after a brief illness. Pat was born on April 23, 1929 in Washington, D.C. He was the only child of the late Thomas H. "Henry" Swann, Sr. and Dorothy Cash Cooksey. Pat was raised on a farm in Dentsville, MD, graduated from LaPlata High School in 1947, and attended post-graduate classes at the Charlotte Hall Military Academy.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1954, Pat married Ruth Matilda "Tillie" Bell at St. Aloysius Church. Their reception was held at the old St. Mary's Hotel in Leonardtown, MD. Pat and Tillie made their home in Indian Head, and had four children, Patricia Swann Knott (Jim) of Leonardtown, Tommy Swann (Petie) of Indian Head, Maggie Swann Rudis (Mike) of Dover, DE, and Eleanor Swann Myles (Skip) of Hollywood. Tillie predeceased Pat on October 14, 1976.
In addition to his children, Pat is survived by grandchildren Rheanna Thomas (Troy), Justin Knott, Sr., Joshua Nairn, Jarrett Myles, Emily Rudis, and Samantha Myles; Great-grandchildren Drake Thomas, Justin Knott, Jr. and Dyllan Thomas.
During his youth, Pat enjoyed and excelled at baseball and soccer, and was even selected to try-out for a semi-professional baseball league. He was a well-known first baseman for the Hughesville-Bryantown Team which was part of the Charles/St. Mary's County men's league. Additionally, Pat played for the La Plata Lions and Bryans Road Baseball league. Pat was a longtime member of the Accokeek-Bryans Road Lions Club where he formed many valued friendships.
Pat retired from Western Electric in 1983, and was later employed as a bailiff at the Charles County Courthouse for Judge Christopher Henderson (ret.) and most recently Judge Helen Harrington. Pat thoroughly enjoyed his 16 years of service at the Courthouse where his co-workers were like a second family to him.
Pat was an avid Washington Redskins fan and shared that enthusiasm with his children and grandchildren as a generous season ticket holder. He was very fortunate to attend games for over 50 years at Griffith Stadium, RFK Stadium, Fed-Ex Field and even Super Bowl XXII in San Diego, CA. He enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly special occasions at local restaurants. He never missed an opportunity to attend a Southern Maryland church dinner.
Services for Pat Swann will be held at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Viewing will be Thursday, March 8th from 4-8pm. A life celebration will be held on Friday, March 9th at 11am at the same location. Interment is being planned for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charlotte Hall School Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 283, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, or the Accokeek-Bryans Road Lions Club, PO Box 31. Accokeek, MD 20607.

Helen Marie Potts, 71

Passed On: 03/02/2012

Helen Marie Potts, 71A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD with Father Ronald Potts offciating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Helen, MD.The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM.Helen Marie "Owens" Potts, 71, of Chaptico, MD, died on March 2, 2012 in Bushwood, MD. Born on November 8, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Marie B. "Heard" and Thomas J. Owens. She was the loving wife of the late Leonard Allen Potts whom she married on May 19, 1962 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD, and preceded her in death on April 4, 2007. Mrs. Potts is survived by her sons; Donald Allen (Sharron) of Leonardtown, MD, Father Ronald Allen Potts of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Washington, DC., 2 granddaughters Natalie and Rachel Potts. She is also survived by siblings Betty Lou Knott (Alfred) of Leonardtown, MD., and Frances Veronica Owens of California, MD. Mrs. Potts is preceded in death by her siblings; A. Marguerite Norris, Thomas J. Owens, Jr., Mary Ann Hall, and James A. Owens. Mrs. Potts graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1958, and worked as an Administrative Secretary for St. Mary's County Public Schools for 28 years retiring on July 1, 1998. She was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in the Mattingley-Gardner Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD with Fr. Ronald Potts officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Helen, MD. Pallbearers will be; Donald Potts, Jay Clarke, John Guy, Glenn Therres, Steven Guy, and Brooks Norris. Contributions may be made to Mary Lou Gough Food Pantry, P.O. Box 97, Chaptico, MD 20621, Carmel of Port Tobacco, 5678 Mount Carmel Road, La Plata, MD 20646, and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Washington, D.C. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.

Lucy Elizabeth Wood, 86

Passed On: 03/02/2012

Lucy Elizabeth Wood, 86A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ridge, MD with Fr. Lee Fangmeyer officiating. Interment will be follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ridge, MD. Lucy Elizabeth Wood, 86, of Ridge MD, died on March 2, 2012 at her home. Born on July 5, 1925 in Sclotland, MD., she was the daughter of the late Sadie E. "Ridgell" and Charles I. Norris. She was the loving wife of the late Thomas Matthew-"Pee Wee" Wood, whom she married on June 20, 1945 in St. Michaels Catholic Church in Ridge, MD, he preceded her in death on December 26, 1996. Mrs. Wood is survived by her children; Linda Cullison (Butch), Robbie Wood (Darlene), Jimmy Wood (Patty) of Ridge, MD., Joanne Carroll (Charles) of Myrtle Beach, SC., and 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She is also survived by sister Mary Weasenforth of Ridge, MD. Mrs. Wood is preceded in death by her daughter Lori Ann Wood, siblings; James (Shorty) Norris, Margaret Lumpkins, Charles Norris, Gregory Norris, and Joseph (Jonesy) Norris. Lucy graduated from St. Michaels High School and was a housewife. She was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, and was a member of the Ladies Lion Club. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in St. Michael Catholic Church, Ridge, MD from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ridge, MD., with Fr. Lee Fangmeyer officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Tommy Cullison, Roy Norris, Buddy Buckler, Charles Weasenforth, Earl Lumpkins, and Joe (Herbie) McKay. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD. 20650, Ridge Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD., 20680, Ridge Vol. fire Department, P.O. Box 520 Ridge, MD 20680 and/or St. Michael's School, 16567 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.

Danny Lee Murphy, 29

Passed On: 03/02/2012

Danny Lee Murphy, 29Funeral Service Danny Lee Murphy, II, 29, of Mechanicsville, MD, died March 2, 2012 at his residence. Born December 12, 1982 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Bob Leo Murphy, Jr. and Debra Jean Decatur. Danny was a plumber by trade. He enjoyed watching horror films and loved spiders and snakes as a hobby. Danny was the kind of person who was always willing to help out anyone who was in need, even it if meant shorting himself.

Predeceased by his father, Danny is survived by his mother, Debra Jean Brady; stepfather, Kevin R. Brady, Sr. ;grandmother, Mary Rosalie Pilkerton; siblings, Bob Leo Murphy, III, Billie Jo Murphy, John Steven Murphy, Kevin R. Brady, Jr., Jason Bernard Brady and Nancy K. Price; aunt, Lynn Reduzzi and uncles, Donny Murphy and Mark Decatur.

The family will receive friends for Danny's Life Celebration on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols. The Rev. Keith Corrick will officiate.
Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Charles County, P.O. Box 1015, 71 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf, MD 20602.

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

Helen Pearson Ledford, 93

Passed On: 03/02/2012

Helen Pearson Ledford, 93Funeral ServiceVisitationHelen Pearson Ledford, 93 of Clements, MD died Friday, March 2, 2012 at her residence. Helen was one of eight children born to the late John Thomas Pearson and Mary Edith (Boyd) Pearson in Gastonia, NC on May 31, 1918.

Helen married Jean Gaston Ledford on December 25, 1940. While her husband was in the Navy during World War II, Helen worked at the F.B.I until 1948 when her son was born. At the F.B.I, she met her two best friends, Anne Burruss and Levern Farley. After her husband established Southeast Mobile Home Park, she helped with the management. She also helped with his real estate construction business.

Helen is survived by her son, Bruce Wayne Ledford (Sirkka) of Clements, MD; three grandchildren, Mark Brian Ledford (Caressa) of Grantsville, MD, James Lee Ledford of Clements, MD, and Michael Wayne Ledford of Clements, MD; sisters, Mary John Tino of Chester, SC and Mildred Coker of Gastonia, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

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

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

Kristen Britney Lock, 21

Passed On: 03/02/2012

Kristen Britney Lock, 21Funeral ServiceLife CelebrationKristen Britney Lock, 21, of Waldorf, MD, died March 2, 2012 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, MD. Born December 23, 1990 in Wahiawa, Hawaii, she was the daughter of William O. Lock, III and Christina Marie Cortez Lock. Kristen attended Chopticon High School and was a student at the College of Southern Maryland. Kristen was looking forward to transferring to Bowie State College to pursue a BSW Degree (Bachelor's in Social Work) this fall. She loved taking care of her daughter "Karina", dancing, listening to Latin Music, cooking and being with her friends.

Kristen is survived by her parents; daughter, Karina Consuela Coronado; brother, Joshua Brandon Lock and her grandfather, Mr. Victor Cortez of Santa Clara, California; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Robin Cortez of Santa Clara, California; Jerry and Kathy Cortez of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ms. Vickie Cortez of Sunnyvale, California and Ms. Sandy Lock of Pasadena, California.

The family will receive friends for Kristen's Life Celebration on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

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

Michael Glen Mays, Sr., 64

Passed On: 03/01/2012

Michael Glen Mays, Sr., 64A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. Patrick J. Riffle officiating. Interment will be follow in Maryland Veteran's Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. Michael "Mike" Glen Mays, Sr., 64, of Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Baltimore, MD., died on March 1, 2012 , in Leonardtown, MD. Born December 23, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland he was the son of the late Mildred Margaret "Stapleton" and Raymond Stanley Mays, Sr. Michael is survived by his loving wife Margaret Peggy Mays whom he married on April 11, 1968 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD. Mr. Mays is survived by his children; Michael G. Mays, Jr., (Jackie) of Callaway, MD., Toni M. Keys (Eddy ) of Mechanicsville, MD., granddaughter Julie M. Mays of Callaway, MD., and brother Raymond S. Mays, Jr., of Baltimore, MD. He attened Kenwood High school and graduated in 1965. Mr. Mays served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1968 in Fort Jackson, SC, St. Louis, MO, and Fort George G. Meade in MD. Mr. Mays earned the National Defense Service Medal and Expert Badge Rifle M14. Mr. Mays went on to work as a drywall mechanic for Mays drywall in Mechanicsville, MD. He enjoyed taking naps and hangout out with family and friends. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in the Mattingley-Gardner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD., from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers being recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. Patrick Riffle officiating. Interment will follow in the Maryland Veteran's Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Pallbearers will be; Bill Bell, Pete Huntley, Glen Graves, Sid Tippett, John Riffle, and Steven Riffle. Honorary pallbearers will be; Dickie Graves, Jennifer Ford, Becky Riffle, Hannah Riffle, Lewis Brown, and Steven Danielczyk. Contributions made in the memory of Michael "Mike" Glen Mays, Sr. may be made to the ASPCA of Southern Maryland, P.O. Box 309, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.

David Rex McVeigh, 63

Passed On: 03/01/2012

PrivateDavid Rex McVeigh, 63, of Avenue, MD, passed away on March 1, 2012 at the St. Mary's Nursing Center, Leonardtown, MD.

He was born on September 20, 1948 in El Paso, TX to the late Carl F. McVeigh and Mary H. Faunce McVeigh. He was employed as an auto mechanic at Ourisman Cheverolet, Marlow Heights, MD for five years until retiring in 1969.

David lived most of his life in St. Mary's County. On June 13, 1970, in Clinton, MD he married Barbara Ann (Thompson) McVeigh. His passion in life included not only spending time with Barbara Ann, but going to the racetrack and spending time with his friends. He loved the water, working and building things with his hands. He thoroughly enjoyed building drag race motors and was given the title of "Dino Dave". David's friends would tell you, "He loved people and was always there to lend a hand to anyone. If he had it, it was yours".

David is survived by his wife Barbara Ann McVeigh, mother in law, Jeanette Maxwell, sister in laws, Carol Hendrick of Waldorf and Joyce Thompson of LaPlata, brother in law, Frank Thompson of Mechanicsville, four cousins; Sharon Farrell (Ignatius), Debbie Brooks (Walter), Ronnie Wood (Rose), Jeffrey Bennett along with many nephews and nieces. David is also survived by his Godfather Ben Bennett of Charlotte Hall and his very close friend of 32 years, Steve Clontz of Avenue. A special survivor of David's, is his faithful friend and companion, a poodle named Simon, affectionately called "Simon his diamond". David was predeceased by his father in law Earl Maxwell, brother in law George Thompson and a cousin Robbie Bennett.

A special thanks to Sharon Nicholson and Rose Robinson of St. Mary's Nursing Center and the entire staff that cared for David.

Services will be private. Memorial contributions in David's memory can be made to St. Mary's Nursing Center, 21585 Peabody St., Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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

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

Ilah Jean Russell, 65

Passed On: 03/01/2012

Memorial ServiceIlah Jean Russell, 65 of California, MD died March 1, 2012 at her residence.

Born July 11, 1946 in Leonardtown, Maryland, she was the daughter of T. Michael Lang, Sr. and Catherine A. (Jurovaty) Lang.

She enjoyed reading, watching movies and picking crabs. She was a huge fan of Elvis Presley and Michael Bolton. She loved her grandchildren very much.

Ilah is survived by her children, Katherine Woodard of Leonardtown and John Woodard (Jennifer) of Great Mills; her grandchildren, Melanie Woodard of Ridge and Ian and Hope Woodard of Great Mills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Lewis Russell.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. Prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009.

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

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

Ethel H. Cox, 88, Prince Frederick, MD

88, Prince Frederick, MD

Born: 06/14/1923, Passed On: 02/29/2012

Ethel H. Cox, 88, Prince Frederick, MDEthel H. Cox, 88, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away on February 29, 2012 in Prince Frederick, MD. She was born on June 14, 1923 in Stoakley, MD to William and Ethel M. Rawlings Hodges. She was raised on the banks of the Patuxent River near Leitches Warf with her 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a graduate of Calvert High School and was the Vice President of Cox Alarm Inc. Her hobbies were gardening, collecting antiques, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Ethel was predeceased by her husband Charles Allen Cox. She was also predeceased by her parents and her four brothers; Leon, Rawlings, Edward, Bill Cox, and her sister Lee.

She is survived by her son, Maurice Cox and his wife Betty of Prince Frederick, MD. She is also survived by her granddaughter Ashleigh Cox of Prince Frederick, MD and her sister LaRue Bowen of Hollywood, MD.

The family will receive friends on Sunday March 4, 2012 from 1-3 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home 4405 Broomes Island Rd., Port Republic, MD. A funeral services will be held at 11AM on March 5, 2012 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Huntingtown UMC Cemetery in Huntingtown, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, 11240 Waples Mill Rd., suite 402, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Bertha Lee Daugherty, 94

Passed On: 02/29/2012

Bertha Lee Daugherty, 94Funeral ServiceVisitationBertha Lee Daugherty, 94 of Leonardtown, MD died February 29, 2012 at St. Mary's Nursing Center.

Born November 22, 1917 in Lenore County, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Albert Foyles and Lydia (Barfield) Foyles.

Bertha lived in Baltimore, MD from 1941 until 1964. After leaving Baltimore, she moved to Salisbury, MD where she lived until 1999. Bertha then resided in Calvert County, MD until 2004 when she moved to Leonardtown, MD. Bertha's career included working for the May Company, later known as the Hecht Company, and the American Greeting Card Company.

Bertha is survived by her sons, Carroll R. Daugherty of Port Republic, MD, and Dennis Daugherty of Endfield, CT, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and sister, Cathleen Barrow of Wheat Swamp, NC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Lathan Daughterty, son, Rodney Daugherty and siblings, Fred Foyles and Maude Creech.

Family will receive friends on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Southern Calvert Baptist Church, 12140 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Spring Hill Memory Gardens, Hebron, MD.

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

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

David Jodie Quade , 45

Passed On: 02/29/2012

David  Jodie Quade , 45 A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Morganza, MD.The family will receive friends on Monday, March 5, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with prayers being recited at 7:00 PM.David Jodie Quade, 45, of Mechanicsville, MD died on February 29, 2012, in Leonardtown, MD. Born January 7, 1967 in Leonardtown, Maryland he was the son of the late Martha Lee and Ernest Erskine Quade. David is survived by his daughters; Susan Quade of Hollywood, MD., Tina Crawford of Lewistown, PA., and one grandchild. David graduated from Chopticon High School in 1985. He worked as an electrician, and was a lifelong St. Mary's County resident. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 5, 2012 in the Mattingley-Gardner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD., from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers being recited at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Service on February 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Keith Woods officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Morganza, MD. Pallbearers will be; Robert Knott, Kenny Cusic, Jeff Quade, Tommy Quade, Leroy Quade, and Mike Duford. Honorary pallbearers will be; Brandon Wible, and John Crawford. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.

Everett William Gray , 61

Passed On: 02/29/2012

Arrangements have not been confirmed at this time.

Robert Leon Wingfield, 68

Passed On: 02/28/2012

Robert Leon Wingfield, 68Funeral ServiceVisitationRobert Leon Wingfield, 68 of Lexington Park, MD died February 28, 2012 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing Center.

Robert was born on April 26, 1943 in Oklahoma. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Robert is survived by his wife, Delia Wingfield, his children Michael Wingfield of Maryland, Philip Wingfield and Robert Wingfield both of Utah, two grandchildren and his brother, Richard Arnold of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Lee Davis and his brother, James Arnold.

Family will receive friends for Robert's Life Celebration on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by Pastor Rick Conner, Pastor of Patuxent Baptist Church and Reverend Andrew Morkunas, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.

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

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Jason Lawrence Yeatts, 34

Passed On: 02/28/2012

Jason Lawrence Yeatts, 34Memorial ServiceLife CelebrationJason Lawrence Yeatts, 34 of Hollywood, MD went to join his Heavenly Father on February 28, 2012.

Jason is survived by his parents, Larry and Lyndell Yeatts of Hollywood, MD, his sister and brother in law, Holly and Dhavid Cayanan and his beloved niece and nephew, Ella and Lukas Cayanan of Gainesville, VA, his grandmother, Jessie Skeen of Altavista, VA, his uncle and aunt, Marvin and Jean Skeen of Lynch Station, VA, his aunt Inez Irby of Gretna, VA, his uncle and aunt, Donald and Charlotte Yeatts of Dalesville, VA, his aunt and uncle Laura Skeen and Frank Harris of Roanoke, VA and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter and Josephine Yeatts and his maternal grandfather, Grady Skeen. He dearly loved his family and loved to hang out with his friends and fish. Jason you are now truly free from all of your pain and suffering. Rest peacefully in the arms of the Lord. We will see you again someday.

Family will receive friends on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Rick Conner of Patuxent Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Way of St. Mary's, 23127 Three Notch Road, Suite 203, California, MD 20619.

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

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

Edwina Denise Fenwick, 49, Lexington Park, MD

49, Lexington Park, MD

Born: 09/16/1962, Passed On: 02/27/2012

Edwina Denise Fenwick, 49, Lexington Park, MD |
Edwina Denise Fenwick (affectionately known as "Wina"), 49, of Lexington Park, passed away on February 27, 2012. Edwina was born September 16, 1962 in Leonardtown, Maryland to Clara Venzena Collins and Charles Gough Fenwick. Wina spent most of her life in St. Mary's County. Wina graduated from Great Mills High School in 1980. Wina accepted Christ in her life as a youth and received her Christian training at Park Hall True Holiness Church (formerly known as The House of God, Gates of Heaven Church Mission #2) under the tutelage of the late Bishop John Clifton. She sang on the Celestial Choir and one of her favorite songs that she lead was "I Made a Vow to the Lord". Wina enjoyed cooking, crocheting, drawing and doing calligraphy. Wina always had a great fondness of animals. Wina loved her family and her family loved her greatly no matter what. When you saw Wina in the "Park", in her sweet, proud and innocent voice she would say, "Auntie give me a couple of dollars" and then she would say, "Thanks, I love you" and go her merry way. Wina leaves to mourn her unexpected departure her parents - Clara Collins and Charles Fenwick, three children - William Fenwick, Jovan Fenwick and Destiny Fenwick, three grandchildren - Naja and Zion Fenwick and Siniyah Mobley, four sisters - Valerie Fenwick, Karenza Douglas, Lisa Burgess and Roszena Fenwick, two brothers - Charles Fenwick and Grant Collins, Aunts - Mae Howell, Rosalee Holly, Lois Taylor, Deborah Newkirk, Gloria Thompson, Constance Brooks, Darlene Hill, Faith Campbell, Karen Davis, Rachel Brooks and Candy Carroll, Uncles - Ambrose Fenwick, William Fenwick, Louis Brooks, James Thompson, Hardin Brooks, Delroy Brooks, Eric Brooks and Gregory Thompson, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Wina was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents - Louis and Rose Brooks and James Thompson, her paternal grandparents - Ambrose and Bertha Fenwick and her maternal great grandmother - Rachel Hill.

Family and friends will unite on Monday, March 5, 2012 for visitation from 10 am until time of service at 11 am at Park Hall True Holiness Church, Park Hall, MD. with Reverend Phillip Spence officiating. Interment immediately following in the Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD




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