Joseph Benjamin Spalding

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Joseph Benjamin Spalding, 69, of Bryantown Joseph Benjamin "J.B." Spalding, 69, of Bryantown died Dec. 28, 2002, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He retired from Safeway in 1995 after 37 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. A lifetime bluegrass musician, he enjoyed getting together with his friends for jam sessions and attending bluegrass festivals. Sharing his knowledge and love of music was a favorite pastime, especially Sundays spent with Recent Addition. Born June 3, 1933, in Leonardtown, he was the son of the late James Carroll Spalding and the late Mary Magdaline Carol Spalding. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Mary June Spalding and Betty Carol Spalding; brother, James Spalding; and sisters, Gertrude Eing and Wlizabeth Russell. He is survived by his sons, James Carroll Spaldingand his wife, Lechelle, of North Carolina and David Samuel Spalding and his wife, Bertie, of Welcome; stepson, Kirk A. Kisner and his wife, Patti, of Hughesville; brother, Charles "Pete" Spalding and his wife, Rene, of La Plata; sister, Jean Moran and her husband, Billy, ofn Hughesville; grandchildren, Haleigh Spalding, Andrew and Owen Spalding and James Hamilton; stepgrandchildren, Mark and Tyler Kisner, and three god-children. Services will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata. Burial will take place at Trinity Memoriaal Gardens, Waldorf. Pallbearers will be Charles and Rocky Spalding, Ken Rickett, Charlie Thompson, Guy Herbert and stu Geisbert. Honorary pallbearers will be Edsel Bradbury, Teddy Wathen, Tom Shipley, James Herbert, Al Jones, Tom Degroat, Jimmy Turner, and John and Jay Armsworthy. Memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Reserch Fund, c/o Dr. Buckley, Blalock 685, John Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe St., Baltimore, Md. 21287-4685. Arrangements were handled by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.

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