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Bowen, Margaret Ann
Birth: Monday, September 16, 1935 in Lancaster, Kentucky
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 77
Laid to Rest: Thursday, September 19, 2013 in the Central Cemetery, Barstow, Maryland
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Margaret Ann Bowen, 77, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on September 15, 2013 in Prince Frederick, Maryland. She was born on September 16, 1935 in Lancaster, Kentucky to the late James and Lucinda Holmes.

Margaret attended Asbury College and Georgia Baptist Nursing School and Training Hospital. Margaret worked as a nurse at University Hospital in Baltimore for 32 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, David Lee Bowen.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Bowen of Prince Frederick, Maryland, daughter Barbara Bowen of Prince Frederick, Maryland and her son Mark Bowen of Grasonville, Maryland. Margaret is also survived by grandchildren, Emily Elizabeth, David Lee, and Anna Margaret.

The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland on Wednesday September 18, 2013 from 2-3 and 5-7 PM, where services will be held on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Central Cemetery, Barstow, Maryland.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Morton, Charles Nelson
Birth: Monday, December 16, 1940 in Washington, D.C.
Death: Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 72
Laid to Rest: Thursday, September 26, 2013 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Charles Nelson Morton was born on December 16, 1940 in Washington, D.C. to the late Roberta Commodore. Shortly after his birth, Charles moved to Calvert County, MD, where the late Winsco and Vertie Wallace lovingly raised him.

Educated in the Calvert County Public School System, Charles graduated in 1959 from W.S. Brooks High School. In 1961, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War and obtained the ranking of Staff Sergeant. Upon completion of his service, Charles worked for various companies including Reagan National Airport, Calvert Cliffs Power Plant, and the Washington Metro Transit Authority. A self-taught welder, Charles also contributed to the assembly of multiple buildings throughout the DC metro area, including the original Washington Convention Center.

The Morton Family Tree began in 1963, when Charles married the love of his life, Margaret Gantt, of Prince Frederick, MD. From this union, he was blessed with five children: Craig, Angela, Kimberly, Demetria, and Keith. From that branch, the tree blossomed, extending the family with nine grandchildren: LaToya, LaKeya, Kimberly, Terrell, Sherryll, Craig, Jr., Terence, Sierra, and Ahmelah. Still growing, his legacy continues through four great-grandchildren: KeMonte', Kenneth, Trinity, and Sebastian.

Charles was a God-fearing man and gave his life to Christ at a young age. He was a devoted member of the Greater Bible Way Church, in Prince Frederick, MD, a church he was proud to have helped build. At Greater Bible Way, Charles continued to grow in his walk with The Lord, serving in various ministries and was appointed to Deacon under the leadership of the late Bishop Joseph N. Brown.

Charles was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, who were the joys of his life. He loved horses, race cars and automobiles, bowling, baseball, singing, and playing chess. Charles was also known to be a sharp dresser and loved good-smelling cologne. A devoted fan of the Washington Redskins and The Williams Brothers gospel group, Charles was a loyal and helpful man, teaching craftsman skills to family and friends and had a strong love and compassion for people.

In addition to his legacy, Charles leaves to cherish his memory six siblings: Roland (Cheryl), Larry (Phyllis), Nathaniel (Peggy), Wendy, William (Rosemarie), and Dwight; two special brothers Thomas (Sheila) and William (Sarah); two aunts whom he loved dearly: Rosemary Johnson and Maggie Rice; along with many other family members and friends.

Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.

Hamilton, Richard Anthony, Jr.
Birth: Sunday, November 27, 1938
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the age of 74
Laid to Rest: Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Richard Anthony Hamilton, Jr., 74, of Lexington Park, MD, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Fredrick, MD. Born November 27, 1938, he is the son of the late Richard A. Hamilton, Sr. and Winifred Josephine Sayre Hamilton.

On March 29, 1974, in Washington D.C., Richard married his beloved wife of 39 years, Linda Gail Hamilton (DeWolfe).

He was employed by the Washington Post for 23 years as a pressman. After retirement, he went back to work in 2005 as a Security Guard for the Winpisinger Technology Center until 2012, where he took great pride in the job he did and the people he worked with.

Richard was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, most recently at Placid Harbor. On September 12, 2013 he celebrated 37 years of sobriety. Along with those 37 years of sobriety came a sponsorship of many people and inspiration to many more. He found great joy and peace in helping others and was a speaker at many local and regional AA conventions.

Richard was an avid fisherman throughout his life; building customized fishing rods and lures for many people. He also enjoyed local stock car and NASCAR races, which he and his wife attended in the Mid-Atlantic region. Richard and Gail loved to travel and shared many wonderful memories of their journeys together.

In addition to his loving wife, Richard is survived by his children, Richard A. Hamilton III (Dee) of Springfield, OH, Michael Hamilton (Vicky) of Springfield, OH, Mary K. Scott of Springfield, OH, and Timothy Hamilton; his siblings, Joseph A. Hamilton (Sally) of Lusby, MD, Charlotte E. Elliott (Clarke) of Deltona, FL, Mary F. Sullivan of Phoenix, AZ, and Loretta A. Robinette of Dunkirk, MD; his grandchildren, Eva Hudnell (Chris), Thomas Scott, Coty Hamilton, Taylor Hamilton, and Tiffany Hamilton; his Mother and Father in-law Cora Madden and Glenn Madden; his loving extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Stephen A. Hamilton.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with prayers recited at 6 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. A Graveside Service will be Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, General Service Office, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163; American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3, Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054; or Make-A-Wish America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062, Albert Lea, MN 56007-662.

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

Peed, Shirley Ann
Birth: in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Dunkirk, Maryland
Death: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Shirley Ann Peed, 78, of Dunkirk, MD died in Prince Frederick, MD on September 14, 2013. She was born in Washington, D.C. to the late David and Annie Dean Bradbury.

She had been employed as a financial analyst with the federal government.

She and her husband, Richard, moved to Calvert County in 1979. She was a devoted member of Smithville United Methodist Church. She was a very social person who enjoyed visiting with her friends, playing bingo and attending plays. Above all else, "Mom Mom" loved her grandchildren with a passion.

She is survived by her sons, Richard Peed, Jr. and his wife, Cindy of Madisonville, LA and David Peed and his wife, Samantha of Ellicott City, MD; brothers, Edsel Bradbury and his wife Norma of La Plata, MD and Alvin Bradbury of Waldorf and five grandchildren, Joseph, Christopher, Dominic, Madison and Tyler Peed. Her husband, Richard Peed, Sr., one daughter, Angela Peed and brothers, Furman and Reggie Bradbury predeceased her.

Interment will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10 am at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Rt. 301 South, Cheltenham, MD. Rev. Walter Beaudwin will officiate the funeral services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at

Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.

Dorsey-Woodland, Laila Janaé
Birth: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the age of 0
Laid to Rest: Saturday, September 21, 2013 in the Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, Maryland
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Laila Janaé Dorsey-Woodland, infant, of Mechanicsville, MD, received her Angel wings on September 14, 2013. Laila was born on September 14, 2013 to parents, Marketta Marie Dorsey and LaQuan Ravelle Woodland.

Angel Baby Laila is now cuddled in Heaven. She was ours for a little while, but with Jesus forever. Laila, you are gone, but not forgotten. Although we are apart, your spirit lives within all of us and forever in our hearts.

Laila leaves to cherish her precious, sweet memories her parents, Marketta and LaQuan; sisters, Taylor and Suriyah Woodland; grandparents, Linda Short (Terence), Robert Mitchell Dorsey (Peggy), Angela Young and Perry Christopher Woodland; great grandparents, Robert Henry Short, Sr. (Renae), Elder Clarence Leo Young, Paul Woodland, John B. (Oak) Dorsey and Anna Lucille Dorsey; aunts and uncles, Paul Nelson, Nakia Short, Davonna and Da'Ja Young, Divante Kyler, Kendrah Bowman, Keashia, Dontavious, Sarya and Leaire Dorseyand a host of other relatives.

Service will be on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 am at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment to follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Helen, MD.

Pallbearers are Marcelis Somerville, Tracy Hemsley, Rashaud Nelson and Lord (Matt) Milburn.

Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.

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