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William Valentine James, 80

Passed On: 02/07/2012

William Valentine James, 80All Services PrivateWilliam Valentine James, Jr., 80, of Mechanicsville, Maryland passed away on February 7, 2012. Bill was born in Washington, DC on December 12, 1931.

He was the son of the late William Valentine James, Sr., and the late Therle A. James.

Bill served in the Army during the Korean War. He later became a Marine Dealer at Southeast Marine Sales in Camp Springs, Maryland. He belonged to the Lions Club in Camp Springs, enjoyed farming and cattle, and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Aside from his parents, Bill is predeceased by his sister, Betty Burt.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, June James; his 4 daughters, Judith Lynn James (Daniel Molloy), Deborah Lee Matthews, Susan Diane McConkey (Milton), and Cathy Jo Edgar (Richard); his brother Robert Spencer James; and his 10 grandchildren, Billy Molloy, Katie Molloy, Danny Molloy, Judith June "JJ" Molloy, Kelli Queen, Sean Matthews, Kelsey McConkey, Casey McConkey, Richard Edgar, and LeAnne Edgar.

All services will be private and are being handled by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. Online condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldecholsfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America @ www.pva.org.

Othello Jones, 69, Piney Point, Maryland

69, Piney Point, Maryland

Born: 11/15/1942, Passed On: 02/06/2012

Othello Jones, 69, Piney Point, MarylandOthello Jones, 69, of Piney Point, Maryland, passed away on February 6, 2012. Othello was born on November 15, 1942 in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax, N.C. to Charlie Calway and Lougenia Tillery Jones.

In July 1988, Othello married the love of his life, Mary. He was employed by the Federal government, working at the Smithsonian Institute as an engineer, retiring after thirty plus years. After retirement, he became self employed, doing what he loved. Othello enjoyed and loved remodeling old homes and doing lawn work, with his wife working right beside him. This was more of a hobby for Othello rather than a job.

Othello was an active member of St. Luke's Union A.M.E. Church in Piney Point, Maryland. He was an active member of Ionic Lodge #17 of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.

Othello is survived by and leaves to cherish his fond memories his loving wife, Mary Jones; mother, Lougenia Jones; two children, Andre' Jones and Anthony Jones; four stepchildren, Luchia Elsbery, Bernard Elsbery, Jr., Reginald Elsbery and Gary Elsbery; two sisters, Joyce Flemings and Evelyn Wilkins, brother, Berry C. Jones; three aunts, Betty Flemings, Virginia Jones and Angie Squire; and his adopted family, Betty, Sheila and Marion Patter.

He was preceded in death by his father Charlie Calway; brother, Melvin Jones and sister, Martha Staley.

Family and friends will unite on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 9 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark's U.A.M.E. Church, 45685 Happyland Road, Valley Lee, Maryland with Reverend Andrew Fulton officiating. Interment will follow immediately at St. Mark's Cemetery.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way,Mechanicsville, MD

Lillian "Tillie" Guy Gorman, 84

Passed On: 02/05/2012

Lillian "Tillie" Guy Gorman, 84 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. Anscar Laczko officiating. Interment will be follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD., with prayers being recited at 7:00 PM. Lillian "Tillie" Guy Gorman, 84, of Mechanicsville, MD, died on February 5 2012 in Leonardtown, MD. Born January 2, 1928 she was the daughter of the late William A. and Lillian Alice Guy. Lillian was the loving wife of James E. Gorman, Sr. whom she married on July 1, 1983. Lillian is survived by her children; Marsha D. Guy (Donnie) of Leonardtown, MD., Ricky Downs of Mechanicsville, MD., Tere Vallandingham (Joe) of Clements, MD., 4 grandchildren; Katie V. Sanchez (Steve), Bobby Vallandingham (Susan), David Vallandingham (Christina), D.J. Downs, 2 great grandchildren; Trent Vallandingham, and Delia Vallandingham. Lillian is preceded in death by her siblings; Bert, Bobby, David, Regis, and Frankie Guy, and Sara Garrett. Lillian graduated from Margaret Brent in 1944 and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD. She worked for Leonardtown Dairy, the Board of Education, and 1st National Bank of St. Mary's County for 34 years retiring in 1994. The family will receive friends in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. Ansgar Laczko officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be; Donnie Guy, Joe Vallandingham, Jr., Ricky Downs, Bobby Vallandingham, David Vallandingham, and Donald Guy. Contributions in memory of Lillian "Tillie" Guy Gorman may be made to the Mechanicsville Rescue Squad P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Shirley Ann Thomas , 80

Passed On: 02/05/2012

Shirley Ann Thomas , 80A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Pastor James Bell officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Bushwood, MD. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.Shirley Ann Thomas, 80, of Colton's Point, MD formerly of Hyattsville, MD., died on February 5, 2012 in Lexington Park, MD. Born on September 10, 1931, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Florence McGrath. Shirley is survived by her children; Sharon Wertz (Tom) of Riverdale, MD., Karen Fox (Jim) of Anthony, FL., James Thomas (LaVonne) of Ft. Meyers, FL., Ronald Thomas (Debbie) of Ellicott City, MD., Neal Thomas of Baltimore, MD., 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and a brother David McGrath of Colton's Point, MD. She is preceded in death by her siblings; James McGrath, Teresa Rousseau, Charles McGrath, Donald McGrath, Mary Adams, and Raymond McGrath. She moved from Hyattsville, MD. In 1992 to St. Mary's County, and worked in Adult Education Food Service at the University of Maryland for over 20 years retiring in 1992. Shirley loved her trips to Las Vegas, college basketball and football, she was an avid Redskins fan, and loved Capt. Leonard's cream of crab soup. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home with Pastor James Bell officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Bushwood, MD. Pallbearers will be; Ronald Thomas, Joe McGrath, Jim Fox, and Lenny Wertz. Contributions made be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.

Mildred Mae Colliflower, 96

Passed On: 02/05/2012

Mildred Mae Colliflower, 96Memorial ServiceLife Celebration with Prayers Recited at 7:00 p.m.Mildred M. Colliflower, 96 of Lexington Park, MD died February 5, 2012 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's surrounded by family and friends.

Born March 12, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Vernon E. and Goldie C. Webber of Knoxville, MD. She was the wife of Vernon Leo Colliflower who preceded her in death in July 1963. She is survived by her children, Sue Cropper of California, MD, Vikki Norris (Francis) of Lexington Park, MD and Richard Colliflower (Peggy) of Bushwood, MD; her grandchildren, Dale " Chip" and Adam Cropper, Michelle "Jolie" Smith, Matthew and Joshua Colliflower; seven great-grandchildren; and her sister, Nancy Smith (Frank) of Frederick, MD. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Mabel Jennings, Anna Livingston and Charles Webber and son-in-law, Father Dale Cropper.

She was employed by the "Joy Shop" (Lexington Park) for many years until her husband's death. She attended Strayers Business School in Washington, DC. She was employed at the NATC Supply until her retirement in 1983. Her retirement years were filled with volunteer work which included the Red Cross, The Office on Aging, St. Mary's Nursing Center, School, and her Church, Lexington Park United Methodist Church. She was the last charter member of her church and loved by all of her church family. She was often seen walking, for over 46 years, down Town Creek Drive.

Family will receive friends for Mildred's Life Celebration on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery, Great Mills, MD. After the service at the cemetery, a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Lexington Park United Methodist Church, Lexington Park, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the Lexington Park United Methodist Church, 21760 Great Mills Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

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

Erma Lee Vallejo, 66

Passed On: 02/05/2012

Erma Lee Vallejo, 66A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the Lexington Park Baptist Church, Lexington Park, MD with Pastor Mark Garrett officating. The family will receive friends for a gathering on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM in the Lexington Park Baptist Church, Lexington Park, MD. Erma Lee Vallejo, 66, of Lexington Park, MD, died on February 5, 2012 in Leonardtown, MD. Born September 13, 1945 she was the daughter of the late James Herbert and Elizabeth Gertrude Rash. Erma was the loving wife of the late Stanley Dimas Vallejo. Erma is survived by her son Michael David Vallejo of Christiansburg, VA and siblings; Shirley Elizabeth Taylor of Lexington Park, MD, and Roy Eugene Rash of Virginia Beach, VA and 2 grandchildren Garen David and Ethan Michael Vallejo. Erma is preceded in death by a son Garen Edward Fisher. A gathering will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Lexington Park Baptist Church, Lexington Park, MD with Pastor Mark Garrett officiating with a memorial service at 7:00 PM. Interment will be private. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Paul Stewart Burnett, 32

Passed On: 02/05/2012

MassVisitation Paul Stewart Burnett, 32, of Mechanicsville died suddenly in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, February 5, 2012. He was born August 15, 1979 in Escabana, Michigan and moved to St. Mary's county in 1987.

Paul was a rigger with the Crain Service Company in Upper Marlboro, MD. He graduated from Chopticon High School in 1997 where he played football as a tight end, number 48. He enjoyed his family and friends, bowling, fishing, cooking out, horseshoes, fixing cars, nascar and his truck. Mostly he will be remembered as a devoted husband and a loving father.

He is survived by his wife; Catherine Hood Burnett; children, James Daniel Burnett, Kaylee Alyssa Burnett, and Lauren Paige Burnett; mother, Beverly Patricia Loveless Burnett (Richard Hammett); sister, Crystal Ann Burnett: brother Thomas James Burnett; brothers in laws, Christopher G. Hood and Charles Hood, IV; Mother & Father In-law, Charles and Susan Hood; nephews and nieces are T.J., Jewel and Timmy Burnett and Erin and Kathryn Hood; and many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents James and Dorothy Loveless.

Paul's Life Celebration will be on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2897 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment will follow at the Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Burnett, Charles Hood IV, Chris Hood, James Loveless, David Honeycutt, Tim Hazel, Randy Sansbury, and Nick Sansbury.

Memorial Donations may be made to Paul Burnett Memorial Fund and condolences can be made at www.brinsfieldecholsfuneral.com

Michael Brian Dyson, 37

Passed On: 02/05/2012

Memorial ServiceGathering/VisitationMichael Brian Dyson, 37, of Mechanicsville, Maryland died suddenly on February 5, 2012. He was born in Leonardtown, Maryland on February 17, 1974.

He was the son of Allen Neilson Dyson, Jr. and Carolyn Sue O'Donnell Dyson.

Michael graduated from Chopticon High School in 1991. He enjoyed nature, water, fishing, reading action books, and art/drawing.

Aside from his parents, Michael is survived by his brother, Christopher A. Dyson; his grandmother, Marie Grace Dyson; his aunt Lois Benton; his uncle Bryant Benton; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends for a Gathering on Friday, February 10, 2012 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, www.brinsfieldecholsfuneral.com. A Service will follow at 7:00pm, same day, here at Brinsfield-Echols with Pastor James W. Wickham of Living Word Community Church.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Charity of Choice.

Billy Lee Rich, 79

Passed On: 02/04/2012

Billy Lee Rich, 79Billy Lee Rich 79 of Easton Maryland passed away on Saturday February 4, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md.

He was born on October 23, 1932 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Randall Delong Rich and the late Franceola Rich.

He is survived by his wife Shirley J. Rich, his children Sharon Avia Rich and her husband Bill, Vicki Lee Harvey and her husband Richard, Lisa Marie Campbell and her husband Mike, brothers Lloyd Rich, Joseph A. Rich, David Rich and Raymond Rich. Grandchildren Roger and his wife Jen, Billy, Emily, Michael, Sarah, Dalton and Josh. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Jordan, Ty, and Tristen.

Billy is a retired Air Force Tech Sergeant in the 89th Supply Squadron for Air Force One. He was married on August 21, 1954 and enjoyed swimming, golfing, and riding his bicycle. He loved his wife, children grandkids and gr. Grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday February 10th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm with a service at 7pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home 211 St. Mary's Ave. LaPlata, Md. 20646. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 1850 York Rd. Suite D Timonium, MD 21093 or the Parkinson's Foundation 7700 Leesburg Pike Suite 208 Falls Church, Va. 22043

Ronald Gary "Ronnie" Evans, 59

Passed On: 02/04/2012

Ronald Gary "Ronnie" Evans, 59Funeral ServiceVisitationRonald Gary "Ronnie" Evans, 59 of California, MD died on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Born on December 4, 1952 in Leonardtown, MD, Ronnie was the son of the late Albert Merl Evans and Mary Dodd Evans.

Ronnie's interests throughout his entire life were family, good friends, anything mechanical and sports. He excelled at all of them. After a severe swimming accident in 1972 left him a quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair, Ronnie continued his relationships and kept track of his favorite teams, the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles.

He is survived by his mother Mary, his brother Albert Merl Evans, Jr. (Susan), nieces Jessica (Dave), Amy (Wayne) as well as great-nephews, Christopher, David, and Ethan and great-niece Elizabeth.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor James Bell presiding. Interment in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or a charity of your choice.

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

Joseph America, 91, Prince Frederick, MD

91, Prince Frederick, MD

Born: 02/24/1920, Passed On: 02/03/2012

Joseph America, 91, Prince Frederick, MDJoseph America, 91, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away at his residence on Friday, February 03, 2012.

Joe was born on February 24, 1920 in Washington, DC. He attended McKinley Tech High School and was stationed in Okinawa with the 1113th Engineer Construction Group during World War II. After the war he settled with his family in Prince Georges County, MD and was a Master Tool and Die Maker at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He moved with his family to Prince Frederick in 1977. He loved to spend time fishing, crabbing and boating with his family and friends. He was a devoted husband and father. When his beloved wife Minnie died in 1974, he retired from his job and assumed the role of parenting the seven of his fourteen children that were still living at home.

Survivors include his daughters Trudy Dean (Roy), Eileen Lynch (Robert), Evelyn English, Peggy Hampton (Robert), Christine Real (Matthew), Catherine Manley (Chuck), Carol Wheeler (Craig), Miriam Gholl (Robert), Mary Taylor (Jim) and sons Joseph America (Denise), Martin America, John America and James America (Ingrid). Joe leaves behind 38 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Minnie and his daughter, Joanne Pantuso.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Vianney Church, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD on Tuesday, February 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements provided by the Rausch Funeral Home of Port Republic, MD.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

James Edward "Jitter" Butler, Jr., 70, Leonardtown, Maryland

70, Leonardtown, Maryland

Born: 12/25/1941, Passed On: 02/03/2012

James Edward "Jitter" Butler, Jr., 70, Leonardtown, MarylandJames Edward Butler, Jr.,70, of Leonardtown,Maryland,lovingly known as "Jitter", peacefully passed away on Fefbruary 3, 2012. Jitter was born December 25, l941 in Oakville, Maryland to the late James and Sarah Butler. Jitter was raised with his two sisters, Mildred and Agnes; and three brothers, David, Rudolph and Francis.
Jitter received his education from St. Joseph's Colored Elementary School in Morganza, Maryland and completed his education at Banneker High School in Loveville, Maryland.
In September, 1962, Jitter married the late Mary Cecelia Mills, celebrated thirty-eight years of marriage before her death in May, 2000. From this union Jitter and Mary had four sons: William, John, Joseph and Marvin.
Jitter's primary occupation was as a carpenter. In the early years of his life, he worked for Bill Raley's Furniture Store as a delivery man and all around handyman. After his retirement, Jitter enjoyed working with his sons. He loved working with his hands and enjoyed his life with his friends and having a good time.
Jitter is survived by his sons, William (Brenda), John (Barbara), Marvin (Carla); daughter, Sarah Young (Dwayne); four sisters, Mildred Gross, Barbara Neale, Mary Holton (Kelsey), Agnes Mason; two brothers, David and Francis Butler (Evelyn); nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one uncle, John Ernest Berry and special friend, Jennifer Bush and three close neighbors, Tywanda, Skip and Dave and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Cecelia; his son, Joseph Butler; brother, Rudolph (Pete) Butler and his parents, James (Cullins) and Sarah Butler. Jitter is at home in Heaven at peace.

Friends and family will unite on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Helen, Maryland.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

Clinton Howard Leeland, 85

Passed On: 02/02/2012

Memorial Gathering at Mr. Leeland's HomeClinton Howard Leeland, 85 of Mechanicsville, MD, and formerly of Northern Virginia, passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2012. He was the loving father of Diane Leeland and Carol Martin of Arlington, VA.

Mr. Leeland was a watchmaker and jeweler, private pilot, bridge player and WWII veteran.

Family and friends are invited to Mr. Leeland's Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering at his home on February 12, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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

Joseph Bernard "Bucky" Cameron, 74

Passed On: 01/31/2012

Mass of Christian BurialPrayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m.Joseph Bernard "Bucky" Cameron 74 of California, MD died January 31, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Born June 5, 1937 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Bernard Eugene Cameron and Mary Christine (Peacock) Cameron.

Bucky retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1978 after 21 years of service.

Bucky is survived by his wife, Julia Cameron, his children, Christine Wayment of CA, and Catherine Gottschalk of VT, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, siblings, Mary Jean Goldsborough of MD, Elizabeth Ann Miller of MD and Mary Bernadine Schoeling of OK. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Francis Cameron.

Family will receive friends on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady's Catholic Church, Medley's Neck. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery on February 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Miller, Gene Miller, Marek Wayment, Jacob Gottschalk, Lee Murphy and David Shotwell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 N, Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054.

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

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

James F. Swales, 66, Hollywood, MD

66, Hollywood, MD

Born: 04/11/1945, Passed On: 01/30/2012

James F. Swales,of Hollywood, Md.,peacefully passed away on January 30, 2012. Friends and family will unite on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 9:00 am until time of service at 10:00 am at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Cemetery, Leonardtown, MD.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home of Mechanicsville, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

John Richard Ivancik, 88

Passed On: 01/30/2012

John Richard  Ivancik, 88A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, MD with Fr. Joseph Calis officiating. Interment will be follow in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lexington Park, MD. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:00 AM -10:00 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. John Richard Ivancik of Lexington Park, MD., died on January 30, 2012 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on December 28, 1923 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late John and Mary Szabo Ivancik. John was the loving husband of Janice Theresa Ivancik whom he married on June 30, 1956 in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Lexington Park, MD. He is survived by his children; John William Ivancik of Lusby, MD., Felicia Ann Ivancik of Lexington Park, MD, and 3 grandchildren; John William Ivancik,Jr., Dawn Ashley Ivancik, and Lauren Marie Ivanchik. He is preceded in death by his sister; Frances Sharrock. Mr. Vancik attended St. Rita High School and graduated in 1952. He moved from Chicago in 1952 to St. Mary's County and worked as a Postal Carrier for the United States Post Office for 23 years. Mr. Ivancik was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed playing softball. The family will receive friends in Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, MD., on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:00AM - 10:00 AM where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM with Fr. Joseph Calis officiating. Interment will be follow at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lexington Park, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lexington Park Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Susan Ann Miller, 56, Lusby, MD

56, Lusby, MD

Born: 09/14/1955, Passed On: 01/29/2012

Susan Ann Miller, 56, Lusby, MDSusan Ann Miller, 56 of Lusby, MD passed away on January 29, 2012 at Georgetown University Hospital. She was born on September 14, 1955 in Charleston, WV to the late Hartsel Hayes and Elenita Miller. Susan married Roy Miller in Warren, Michigan and loved to play bingo and be with her family. She is survived by her mother, Elenita Miller of Lusby, MD; spouse, Roy Miller of Grantsville, MD; children, Robert and Randy Miller of Garrett Co., MD and Tammy Miller of Huntingtown, MD; siblings, Julie Harris and Terry Hayes of Lusby, MD, Don McGuinn of St. Leonard, MD, and Garry Hayes of Charleston, WV; grandchildren, Crystal, Kevin, and Joplin Miller, and Pierce and Skye Broome; great grandchild, Zane Keller. The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Susan's name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163, www.nationalmssociety.org .

The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby, MD. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel officiated by Rev. Ron Blankenship. Internment will be private.

Joyce Darlene Connelly, 54

Passed On: 01/29/2012

Joyce Darlene Connelly, 54A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.Joyce "Darlene" Connelly, 54 of Lexington Park, MD died in January 29, 2012 in Fort Washington, MD surrounded by her loving family. Born December 13, 1957, she was the daughter of Benedict Raley of Park Hall, MD and the late Fran Raley. Joyce is survived by her children; J.C. and John Connelly both of California, MD, and three grandchildren, siblings; Marvin Raley of Park Hall, MD Debbie Abell of Maddox, MD, David Raley, Judy Bean, and Chuggy Raley all of Lexington Park, MD, Lillian Clark of Great Mills, MD, and Betty Tennyson of Dameron, MD. Joyce graduated from Great Mills High School. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. Joyce loved the holidays, spending time with her grandchildren, ( Shane, Matt, and Faith), going to yard sales, collecting nick knacks, drinking diet coke, and she loved her two best friends in the world Tammy Myers, and Lind McFall. The family will receive friends in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home chapel with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Earl Jake Wilcoxson, 90

Passed On: 01/29/2012

Funeral ServiceVisitationMr. Earl J. Wilcoxson, 90, of Waterbury, CN, formerly of California, MD, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 at his home. He was the husband of the late Harriet Anne (Owins) Wilcoxson.

Mr. Wilcoxson was born in Muskegon Heights, Mich. He was the son of the late Daniel and Elsie R. (Snodgrass) Wilcoxson and was a Waterbury resident since 2005 having formerly lived in Maryland since moving there in 1954. He was a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart. Following his military service he served as a firefighter with the Quantico, VA Marine Base Fire Dept. from 1944 to 1954 and then with the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Fire Dept. from 1954 to 1971, retiring as Captain.

While a resident of Maryland, he was a member of the Lexington Park Methodist Church , a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Post both California, MD, and a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Lexington Park, MD.

He leaves a son, Stephen Earl Wilcoxson (Vicki) of Shippinsburg, PA and a daughter, Harriet Beck (Lewis) of Naugatuck CT; 2 grandchildren, David C. Beck and Jennifer L. Soltanas; 2 great-grandchildren, Cailyn Soltanas and Briana Beck

Family will receive friends on Friday, February 3, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1501 N. W. 9th Ave., Miami, FL, 33136.

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

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

Thomas Wayne Davis, 57

Passed On: 01/29/2012

Thomas Wayne Davis, 57U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MarylandThomas Wayne Davis, 57, of California, Maryland passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

Tom was born April 12, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, the Son of Betty (Etherton) Davis and the late William Elliott Davis. He married Nancy Jane Gray June 23, 1984 in Waldorf, Maryland. They have 3 Children, John Elliott (Danielle) Davis, Andrew Davis and Kaitlin Davis. He has one Sister, Claudia Denise Davis of Nashville, Tennessee.

Tom graduated from the Naval Academy in 1976 as an electrical engineer and retired as a Commander in the U.S. Navy. While on active duty, he flew P-3's, C-130's and E 6's. After retiring from the Navy, he flew (as a pilot) for American Trans Air. At the time of his death, he worked for Wyle LABS as a government contractor.

He was an Eagle Scout (as were his two sons). During his service (as a scout) he received the coveted appointment to the "Order of the Arrow". Tom also served as Scout Master for Troop 1785.

He attended the Calvert County Church of Christ where he taught Bible classes and ministered from the pulpit.

According to Tom's wishes, he will be cremated and then entombed at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on February 24, 2012, at 11:00 A.M.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the College Educational Fund for Andrew & Kaitlin Davis in c/o of John A. Gray, 24661 Blackistone Road, Hollywood, Maryland 20636.

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




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