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|Unkle, Charles David
Birth: 1947-05-18 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Charles David Unkle, 65 of Callaway, MD died December 5, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. Born May 18, 1947 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late James Unkle and Thelma Regina (Thompson) Unkle.|
David retired from Chaney Enterprises in January of 2012 where he was employed for 41 years. He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1970. David enjoyed the game of pool, loved eating oysters, and especially valued spending time at family gatherings.
David is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Melinda (Higgs) Unkle; his daughter, Rita Sue Dobry, of Great Mills, MD; his siblings, Ellen Flood, of Lexington Park, MD; James Unkle, of Valley Lee, MD; his brother-in-law, Francis Higgs, of Callaway, MD; three grandchildren, Pete Peters, Melinda Brown, and Shauna Kelly; six great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Peggy Norris, Mary Ann Insley, and Robert Unkle.
Family will receive friends for David's Life Celebration on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650, with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Joseph A. Calis on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20408 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634. Interment will follow in Holy Face Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Face Catholic Church, 20476 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634, or the Lexington Park Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Perrie, Doris Marie
Birth: 1933-02-28 in Washington, DC
|Doris Marie Perrie, 79, of Hollywood, MD, died December 5, 2012 at her residence in Hollywood, MD. Born February 28, 1933 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Carlin Eugene Coppage and Frances Stanley Coppage Harmon.|
Doris worked at The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Printing and Engraving. She also worked for MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer). She retired from the Government and went to work in Payroll with Besche Oil Company in Waldorf, MD. Doris enjoyed dancing and camping with a group called the "Road Runners". She also enjoyed playing cards (a card shark) and taking the grandchildren camping, bowling and shopping.
Doris was predeceased by her parents; husband, Howard L. Perrie and sister, Peggy Hamilton.
She is survived by her sons, Howard Perrie (Donna), Steve Perrie (Michelle); brother, Carlin Coppage, Jr. and sister, Mary Ryan; grandchildren, Robert Lafferty, Michael Perrie, Jr., and Stefany Metcalf, great-grandchild, Cameron Lafferty and step-father, Harold W. Harmon.
The family will receive friends for Doris' Life Celebration on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 10:00am - 11:30am at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD. A funeral service will follow at 11:30am at Brinsfield-Echols. Reverend James Chance will officiate. Interment will immediately follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD 20722
Memorial Donations may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P. O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Millsaps, Donald Ray
|Donald was born on July 22, 1930 to Chester and Parilee Millsaps of Arkansas. He passed away on December 4, 2012 at the age of 82. |
He is the beloved husband of Marian Millsaps; Loving father of Cres, the late Donald, Jr., Mike (Debbie) and Terry; Grandfather of Marian, Robert, Brandi, Donnie, III, Michael, Jr., Daryl, Danny, Candi, David and Ginger; Great grandfather of 12.
Mr. Millsaps retired as a Master Sergeant for the United States Air Force after serving 26 years. He was a member of the National American Indian Enrollment Agency and the Maryland Indian Heritage Society. Donald was instrumental in organizing and participating in Pow-wows and making traditional Native American Crafts. He owned and operated Millsaps Trading Post.
His passions included fishing and hunting. He raised and trained beagles. When he was younger he was a boxing coach and took part in rodeos as a bull rider.
Friends will be received on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD from5:00 pm unitl time of service at7:00 pm. Inurnment with military honors will take place at Maryland Veterans’ Cemetery in Cheltenham on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Swann, Jerame Derrick
Birth: 1987-09-13 in Washington, DC
|Swann, Jerame Derrick (Age 25) of Mechanicsville, MD.|
On September 13, 1987, the Swann’s added to their family. It was a son and his name was Jerame Derrick Swann. On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, their family suffered a loss when Jerame suddenly stepped into eternity.
Jerame was born in Washington, DC to Allen and Mary Swann. He attended public school and graduated from Chopticon High School in 2007. After graduation, Jerame worked for several employers including Copsey Seafood, McKays and Cord Cabinetry. In 2008, he began working with his Dad contracting for PEPCO.
Jerame loved and was deeply loved by his family, whom he enjoyed spending time with. He was a devoted son who took pleasure in playing Santa Claus at the family Christmas parties. He also enjoyed hanging out with his Uncle “E,” brothers and friends. His presence will be missed but his memory will live on.
Jerame was preceded in death by his two grandmothers, Louise Swann and Carrie Thompson; Grandfather, Raymond Thompson and one cousin Joshua Jones.
Left to cherish many happy memories are his parents, Allen and Mary Swann; three brothers, Allen, Jr., Lawerance and Branden; grandfather, Lawrence Swann; two sisters-in-law, Nicole and Andrea; three nieces, Brook, Chloe and Dystiny; one nephew, Logan “his heart;” five uncles, five aunts, a host of family and friends.
His viewing will be Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm in the Thornton Funeral Home Chapel, Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, December 10th at 10:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 4590 St. Josephs Way, Pomfret, MD. Interment, Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland 20640.
|Marsh, Robert Wilson
Birth: 1930-03-13 in West Virginia
|Reverend Dr. Robert Wilson Marsh, 82, of California, Maryland, a lifelong Presbyterian minister, chaplain and musician, died on December 4, 2012, at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.|
Born on March 13, 1930, in Holiday's Cove (now part of the city of Weirton), West Virginia, he was the son of the late George Harlan and Martha Wilson Marsh.
Graduating from Weir High School in 1948, he was the first in his family to attend college, working many hours at the Weirton Steel Corporation to fund his education. He graduated cum laude from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts double major in History and Politics. Raised a Presbyterian, he then began to prepare for his life's work, realizing his calling to the ministry driven by his strong faith, keen interest in theology, and innate desire to do good for humanity. He subsequently earned three advanced degrees in support thereof. First a Master's of Divinity from Western Theological Seminary (now called Pittsburgh Theological Seminary) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 956.
Then, while serving as an ordained minister, he attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, where he received a Master's of Theology in 1963 and Doctorate in Ministry in 1973. From 1966 to 1967, he studied French and The Reformation at the Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland. During this special year, he met his future wife, Sigrun Marlis, in West Berlin while traveling throughout Europe.
Dr. Marsh proudly and passionately served as a pastor for more than 50 years. Ordained in 1956, he began his career in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, thereafter also serving congregations in Texas, Maryland, Louisiana, Ohio and West Virginia. While at his second pastorate in Ft. Worth, Texas, Dr. Marsh attended a prayer breakfast with local clergy at the Hotel Texas with President John and First Lady Jackie Kennedy, just a few hours before his assassination in Dallas. His longest pastorate was at the First Presbyterian Church of St. Mary's County (now called Patuxent Presbyterian), where he served from 1977 until his retirement in 1995.
During his time in Maryland, Dr. Marsh, an avid musican, pianist, and hymn-writer, who loved to lead the congregation in song, launched an annual community music series at the church, bringing prominent musicians and choral groups to St. Mary's County, including the U.S. Army Chorus and U.S. Navy Sea Chanters. Most notably, he was the visionary, inspiration, and force behind the relocation of the church from its original site in Town Creek to a much more visible and accessible location on MD Route 4 between Three Notch Road and the Thomas Johnson (a.k.a. Solomons) bridge connecting St. Mary's and Calvert Counties. After much research and review, he led the relocation team in their selection of an esteemed architect who created the beautiful, open-air design. Dr. Marsh boldy and successfully led the congregation in this endeavor, despite its controversial nature, and the church continues to thrive and grow today.
Following retirement, Dr. Marsh continued to work as an Interim Minister, guiding a number of churches including St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Leesville, LA, Longs Run Church in Calcutta, OH, First Presbyterian Church in St. Clairsville, OH, First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville, OH, Hill Top Presbyterian Church in Toronto, OH, as well as his home church, Cove Presbyterian, in Weirton, WV, during the selection process and smooth transition between permanent ministers. Dr. Marsh was thrilled to have the opportunity to "go home" for over 10 years to the Upper Ohio Valley region he loved to continue serving as a seasoned minister in this important capacity.
Dr. Marsh was a Chaplain in the Army Reserve and the Texas and Maryland Army National Guards for 30 years, retiring in 1990 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was called up to active duty by President Kennedy in 1961, during the Berlin Crisis and served as a Chaplain for the 49th Armored Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana. His commitment to serve his country and fellow soldiers was something of which he was very proud.
Dr. Marsh was a longtime Rotarian, active in a number of clubs where he resided, including Lexington Park where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He served on the Boards of St. Mary's Hospice and the Pastoral Counseling Center. As a hymn-writer, he authored more than 20, with a number of them published in religious periodicals. He also enjoyed poetry and civil war history. He was an amateur genealogist and traced the earliest Marsh settler to colonial America, his great, great, great, great grandfather, Thomas Marsh, who settled in Baltimore County in the mid-1700s and whose beautiful stone residence, the Eagles Nest, still stands today and which he visited on a number of occasions. He also confirmed the participation of several family members in multiple Civil War battles. As well, he was consistently involved in and/or led the Marsh-Atkinson family reunion, which met annually for over 100 years.
He is survived by his wife, Sigrun Marlis Marsh of California, Maryland, two children, Kirsten E. Marsh of New York, New York, Bruce R. Marsh (Paola Piscioneri) of Alexandria, Virginia, and a grandson, Rowan W. Marsh.
The family will hold a visitation from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 on Sunday, December 9, 2012. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Patuxent Presbyterian Church, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, MD 20619 on Monday, December 10, 2012. The service will be conducted by Pastor Mike Jones. An interment service with military honors will be held at the New Cumberland Cemetery in New Cumberland, West Virginia on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that contributions be made either to the Music Ministry of the Patuxent Presbyterian Church, Attn: Dr. Robert W. Marsh Memorial Music Fund, 23421 Kingston Creek Road, California, Maryland, 20619, or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, "In Memory of Robert Wilson Marsh," 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, New York, 10018.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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