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|Landis, Helen Mackey
Birth: 1924-09-24 in Montrose, New York
|Helen Mackey Landis, 88, of Lexington Park, MD died peacefully on April 17, 2013 at the Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD with her family by her side. Born September 24, 1924 in Montrose, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward Mills Mackey and Mae (Carey) Mackey.|
She has made her home in St. Mary's County since 1942. Mrs. Landis was a member of Holy Face Church in Great Mills, MD. She was among the first civil service employees at Patuxent River Navy Base and she worked many years a Circulation Manager for the Enterprise newspaper. Mrs. Landis retired after many years as Executive Secretary for Cedar Point Federal Credit Union.
She was well known for her volunteer work at the St. Mary's Office on Aging Loffler Center and Ridge Elementary School. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and especially loved time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her hobbies included reading, gardening, bird watching and needlework.
Mrs. Landis is survived by her children, Edward Allan Hammett, Colton's Point, MD, Sharon Hammett Jorden (James), Park Hall, MD, Lynn R. Hammett (Freddie), Piney Point, MD and Nancene Cohen, Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Michael Jorden (Jeannette), McDonough, GA, Alan Dunbar (Sarah), Virginia Beach, VA, David Dunbar, Glendale, AZ, and Kasey Dunbar, Chesapeake, VA; great grandchildren, Brandi and Jenna Jorden, Tucker and Tanner Dunbar, Ayden Tippett, and Levi and Marilyn Masters; sister, Margaret Corbin, Vass, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Allan Edward Hammett and William Ward Landis; her son, George Gibbons Hammett; her grandson, James Edward Jorden; and her brothers, Edward, Charles, and Bernard Mackey.
The family will receive friends for Mrs. Landis' Life Celebration on Thursday, April 25, 2013 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 Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Joseph A. Calis on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20476 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Jorden, Alan Dunbar, David Dunbar, and her nephews, Leo Corbin, Charles Mackey and Christopher Mackey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Springer, Lillian French
Birth: 1923-02-27 in Valley Lee, Maryland
|Lillian French Springer 90, of Valley Lee died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. She was born at Hunters Hill Farm in Valley Lee on February 27, 1923 the daughter of the late Robert and Louise Tarleton of Valley Lee.|
Lillian married Paul McKay Springer, Sr. on September 7, 1944. She is survived by four children; Paul McKay Springer, Jr. (Gwen) of Newburg, MD, Barbara Ann Pelant (Joseph) of LeCenter, MN, Judith Elaine Scot (Jesse) of Lisbon Falls, Maine and Stephen Scot Springer (Debra) of Valley Lee, MD. Her grandchildren are Todd White, Tara Kulseth, Paul Springer, III, Susan Bricker, David Scot, and Amanda Corkum. There are six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her siblings; Lloyd, Harold, Mildred and Sister Marquerite (Hazel) Tarleton.
Lillian loved being at home on Herring Creek which was built by her and her husband, Paul. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading about history, gardening and was quite the seamstress.
There will be a private family viewing at Raymond Funeral Home in La Plata, MD on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. On Thursday, April 25, 2013 there will be a wake from 9:30 to 10:30 at Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, followed by a mass of Christian Burial. The Reverend Joseph Calis will officiate. Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veteran’s Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at 2PM.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Little Flower School, 20410 Point Lookout RD., Great Mills, MD. 20634
Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A.
|Rawlings, Thomas W., Jr.
10:00 am to 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Mt. Hope UM Church, 145 Dalrymple Road, Sunderland, MD 20689.
11:00 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Mt. Hope UM Church, 145 Dalrymple Road, Sunderland, MD 20689.
Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.
|Smoot, Brandon Nathaniel
Birth: 1988-05-24 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Brandon Nathaniel Smoot, 24 of Absecon, New Jersey, departed this life on April 17, 2013. Brandon was born on May 24, 1988 in Leonardtown, MD to Thelma E. Holt Smoot and Larry M. Smoot. |
Brandon was a graduate of Oakcrest High School, May’s Landing, New Jersey. He was employed with Macy’s of Hamilton Mall, New Jersey.
Brandon was a loyal Ravens fan and was the happiest when listening to music or writing lyrics. He spent many hours in the studio perfecting his craft. He was much loved in his community, known for his charming smile, love of life and compassionate ways. Brandon’s famous saying was “I GOT YOU”.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories his parents, Thelma and Larry Smoot; his sister, Tamica A. Johnson, of Absecon, New Jersey; brother, Anton Harley, of Oxon Hill, MD; grandparents, Charles and Thelma Holt, of Mechanicsville, MD and Mary E. Mason, of Bel Alton, MD; great-grandmother, Eleanor Smoot of Bel Alton, MD; aunts, Mary R. Holt, of Great Mills, MD, Linda Mason-Williams, of Mechanicsville, MD and Pamela Boyd-Harris, of Bel Alton, MD; uncles, Charles L. Holt, of Lexington Park, MD and Marc D. Mason, of Bel Alton, MD; special cousins, Jellissa and Nathan Bush, both of Great Mills, MD and God parents, Mary R. Holt, of Great Mills, MD and Craig L. Holt, of Waldorf. MD.
Family will unite with friends on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 for visitation at 11:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 28297 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD. Interment to follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD.
|Dodd, Brenda Ann
Birth: 1945-11-16 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Brenda Ann Gardiner Dodd, 67 of La Plata, MD died April 16, 2013 at her residence. Born November 16, 1945 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of the late, Adrian Posey “Jimmy” Gardiner, Jr., and Louise “Weedie” Parlett Gardiner. |
Brenda is survived by her husband, Dennis Keith Dodd whom she married on August 22, 1987 in La Plata, MD, children; Tammy Ann (Tom) Robinson of Ellicott City, MD, John Adrian (Tracey) Molvin of Welcome, MD, Melissa Louise (Mike) Readmond of Mechanicsville, MD, Dawn Elizabeth (Tony) Cave of Charlotte Hall, MD, Stephanie Lynn (Steve) Possehl of White Plains, MD, and Angela Marie Chaney of Annapolis, MD, siblings; Josephine L. Hill of Baltimore, MD, Donna M. (Paul) Haigley of Annapolis, MD, Steven J. (Debbie) Gardiner of Marydel, MD, Michael K. (Brenda) Gardiner of Clements, MD, Debbie L. (Ronald) Friedrich of LaPlata, MD, also survived by 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Brenda was preceded in death by her brother, Lonnie A. Gardiner, Sr. Brenda graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High school in Annapolis, MD in 1963, she was a homemaker.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with prayers recited at 7:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM in the Funeral Home chapel with Father John Mattingly (a very good family friend) officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Lonnie Gardiner, Jeff Gardiner, Chris Friedrich, Jamie Friedrich, Eric Gardiner, and M. Kevin Gardiner, Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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