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|Loftis, Bernie Albert
Birth: 1927-05-30 in Durham, North Carolina
|Bernie Albert Loftis, 85, of California, MD crossed into the "land of the pleasant living" on June 7th, 2012 at the St. Mary's Hospice House, Callaway, MD. He was born on May 30th, 1927 in Durham, NC, the son of the late Robert A. and Rosa Loftis. |
Mr. Loftis worked for 37 years for the US Government as a Quality Assurance Inspector (Electrical Aircraft) where he retired. He was a member of the VFW Post #2632. His favorite past times were fishing, riding his lawn mower and drinking his National Boh.
His wife, Mary Lou, who he married on Apr 24, 1951, preceded him in death in 2003.
He is survived by his children Robert Loftis of Elizabethton, TN, Dawna Wible of California, MD, Steven Loftis (Elaine) of California, MD and Cathy Cullison (David) of California, MD, six grandchildren, Brian Wible, Carla Mattingly, Jessica Davis, Stacey Loftis, Tammy Loftis, and Ashley Cullison, two great grandchildren, Steven Wible and Sarah Ann "Sam" Mattingly, his sister Rose Lynch and husband Chester Lynch of California, MD and his very special friend Betty Ann McDonald.
Memorial service will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's Nursing Venter at 21585 Peabody Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the Hospice of St. Mary's at P.O. Box 265, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or the National Parkinson Foundation at P.O. Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
|Stinson, Oreta Britt
Birth: in Goldsboro, North Carolina
|Oreta Delores Britt Stinson, a generous woman of God, was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on September 20, 1958 to her proud parents, John R. Britt and Arlena Lewis Miller. |
Oreta was the eldest of four daughters. She was a dutiful, faithful child and attended Pentecostal Holiness Church at a young age where she excelled in her Sunday School and was elected the Secretary. She graduated Goldsboro High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the band and the Student Government. She was most proud of being the drum major for the marching band.
Oreta’s love for God began at an early age. She was a dutiful, faithful child and attended Pentecostal Holiness Church at a young age where she excelled in her Sunday School and was elected the Secretary. She continued in her love for the Lord and faithful service to the church and community. As a member of Shalom Ministries Christian Center she served as President of the Ushers Ministry, Girl Scout Leader, Women of Worship Dance Ministry, and Leader of several planning teams. While a member at Ebenezer A.M. E. Church, she served as Co-Leader for the Girl Scouts Troop 1268. Under her leadership seven young ladies were able to receive their Gold Award. She was also a participant of God’s Winning Women Ministry.
Oreta received a full scholarship to North Carolina A&T State University where she majored in Mechanical Engineering receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. She received a Master of Science degree in Business and Public Administration from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. in 1984. During her time at A&T, she was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she also served as Basileus. While attending classes at A&T, she met the love of her life Mr. Frankie Stinson and after graduation they moved to Maryland. Their union was blessed with two children, Sydney Sheree and Frankie Spyder Stinson.
Oreta most recently was the Deputy Director of Navy Small Business; which she enjoyed to the fullest. She worked as a Program Manager at Naval Air Systems Command for many years. She was the recipient of numerous awards during her career: the Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award; and most recently the Department of Defense Spirit Award. Oreta was a graduate of NAVAIR's Senior Executive Management Development Program and was a member of the Acquisition Professional Community with a level III certification in both Program Management and Contracts.
Oreta was the 2nd Vice President of Nu Zeta Omega Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also served on the North Atlantic Region Alpha Kappa Alpha My Sister’s Keeper committee. She loved to socialize with friends and family, watch television, read, shop and spend time with her sorority sisters.
Oreta continued to lead a productive life during her illness and was determined not to let her medical condition hinder her. She served as a bright encouraging light to those she met, by providing scriptures and praying with various patients. After a long and valiant battle she surrendered her spirit to God on Thursday, June 7, 2012 and is now rejoicing in the presence of our Heavenly Father!
Oreta is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Mr. Frankie L. Stinson, her daughter Ms. Sydney Sheree Stinson and her son Mr. Frankie Spyder Stinson; her parents Mr. John R. Britt (Melody) and Mrs. Arlena L. Miller (William); her sisters Mrs. Thomasina B. Hazel (Darnell), Mrs. Lola B. Scott (Ronald) and Mrs. Alicia B. Pierce (James); special nieces Brittney Hall and Kenyetta Hazel; special nephews Darnell Hazel, Jr. and Sherron Bradley; Godson Kevin Nicholson and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
May we all continue to spread the legacy of the love and leadership received through the nurturing of Oreta Delores Britt Stinson.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.
|Bailey, Dorothy Curlis
Birth: 1924-09-09 in Cherryvale, Kansas
|Dorothy (Irene) Curlis Bailey, 87, passed away on June 6, 2012 at Asbury, Solomons, MD. Dorothy was born on September 9, 1924 in Cherryvale, Kansas to the late Frank Howard Curlis and Leona May (Oden) Curlis. |
She was married to Joseph C. Bailey for 48 years and he preceded her in death on May 2, 1991.
She was also predeceased by sister Neva Cantrell.
She has a remaining sister Daryle Knight whom resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dorothy is survived by her children: Linda Martin (John) and Irene Parrish (Len); as well as her four grandchildren: Holly Snyder, Gene Graves, Patrick Donovan, and Bill Martin; and her loving five great-grandchildren, Dustin Duke, Kelsey Duke, Miranda Donovan, Jack Donovan, and Ethan Snyder.
Dorothy was a civil servant in Washington, D.C. and then Patuxent Naval Air Station retiring in 1968. Additionally, she was an employee of Dr. Handy Eye Care and Attorney's at Law; John Rue and then John Pleisse. She and her husband, Joseph Bailey, were charter members of the Lexington Park Baptist Church and Leonardtown Baptist Church, enjoying many years teaching young children and challenging them to use their Bibles and learn their love of the Lord. Dorothy was an active member of Baptist's Women's MIssion Organization.
She enjoyed many hobbies, was a competitive bowler, enthusiastic crabber and fisherman, and passionate reader and crocheter, and in later years she was a member of the Ridge Lion's Club. Dorothy was a wonderful Wife, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother and was the heart of the family with her unique sense of humor. In her later years, she was comforted by the excellent care and fellowship received from the wonderful staff at Asbury's.
Family will receive friends of Dorothy Bailey on Monday, June 11, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Mike Jones at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20604.
Memorial donations may be made to: Asbury Benevolence, 11450 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Randall, James Wesley, Sr.
Birth: 1921-02-27 in Forestville, Maryland
|James Wesley Randall, Sr., 91, of Hughesville, MD, passed away at Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home on June 6, 2012. He was the son of Charles R. Randall and Elsie (Pyles) Randall. James was born in Forestville, MD on February 27, 1921.|
James was a chief for the Forestville Volunteer Fire Department for 17 years and a lifetime member. He was also a member of Upper Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed gardening and going to watch the trains. James was married to wife, Carolyn on June 20, 1942. She passed away in 1978.
Aside from his parents, James is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 36 years, Carolyn Margaret Sunderland Randall; his two sisters, Ruth Woodruff and Margaret Thorne.
James is survived by his son, James Wesley Randall, Jr. (Karen); his 3 grandchildren, Michele Scherer (Sean), Susan Landes (Dan), and James W. Randall, III. (Angie); and his 8 great-grandchildren, Travis Dean, Hailey Dawson, Sophia Randall, Briana Scherer, Nathan Scherer, Jacob Landes, Jordan Landes, and Lauren Landes.
Family will receive friends for James' Life Celebration on Monday, June 11, 2012 from 2-4PM and from 6-8PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11:00AM here at Brinsfield-Echols. Chaplain Warren Litchfield will officiate. Interment will immediately follow to Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD 20735.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Forestville Volunteer Fire Department, 8321 Old Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD (or) Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Thorne, Jacqueline Lee
Birth: 1940-02-26 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
|Jacqueline Lee Thorne, age 72, of Sunderland, MD passed away June 6, 2012 at Hospice of St. Mary’s in Valley Lee, MD. She was born February 26, 1940 in Greensburg, PA to Charles Howard and MaryJane (Keefner) Plate. |
Jacqueline was raised in Armburst Hill, PA. She attended county schools and was a 1958 graduate of Hempfield High School.
Jacqueline was married to Bing David Thorne October 15, 1960 in New Stanton, PA. They resided in Waldorf, MD since 1985. Jacqueline moved to Sunderland in 2009.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bing on August 19, 2009, a son Dale Allen Thorne and a daughter Darcy Diane O’Donnell.
Surviving are three children, Dana Lee Thorne of Las Vegas, NV, Dirk David Thorne and his wife Sherri of Sunderland, MD, and Dray Adam Thorne and his wife Teresa of Mechanicsville, MD; seven grandchildren, Brittany, Nick, Felicia, Hunter, and Mackenzie Thorne, and Gabrielle Ames and Page O’Donnell; a sister Kathy Lynn Pilgrim of Cola, SC, a brother Eric Vaughn Plate of Greensburg, PA and a half sister Amy Louise Huibregtse of Chicago, IL.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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