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|Gray, Butler C., Jr.
Birth: 1947-06-04 in Calvert County, Maryland
|I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now, a crown is being held for me – a crown for being right with God. (2 Timothy 4:7-8)|
Butler C. Gray, Jr. (Tim) was born on June 4, 1947, in Calvert County Maryland to the late Margaret Harris and Butler C. Gray, Sr. Tim departed this life on December 13, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a long illness.
He received his education in the public schools of Calvert County and graduated from W. S. Brooks High School in 1965. He received military training in Virginia, North and South Carolina. He received Cosmetology training from Renoudos/Tony & Guy in London England and from Vidal Sassoon in California.
Tim served in the United States Army (active duty in Vietnam) from 1966 to 1969 with an Honorable Discharge. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and was leader of troops for communications.
Upon discharge from the United States Army, Tim moved to Washington, D.C. On June 12, 1971, he married his high school sweetheart, Brenda Lee. To that union, D’Artagnan and Jeris were born.
On June 4, 1995, Angel (daddy’s little girl) was born.
Over the years, he worked in many capacities including, the US Government Printing Office, Ed Tilgham Truck Company and Upper Crust Cuisine Catering Company. He became a nationally renowned hair stylist. He was a hairstylist/manager at Fingertips, owned/managed Shear Illusion and Hair Fashion West in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. He was an educator/director on product knowledge and platform artist working for Revlon in New York. He was also a stylist and educator for Paul Mitchell, which was headquartered in California. He was the owner and distributor of Creative Systems Products by Tim Gray. He entered many hair show competitions all over the US and London, England. In 1985 he entered a New York Competition Show, won 1st Place and was awarded a “Rolls Royce”.
Tim loved to cook and serve food. His future project was to own and operate “Angel Eye Café” in Washington, D.C.
Near the end of his journey, Tim sought the Lord through frequent bible study lessons and prayers.
Tim was kind, loving and giving to all who knew him and always had a smile and laugh for everyone. He opened his home to all the neighborhood children who shared many meals, spent many nights and received strong guidance through his love, generosity, patience and understanding. The family would like all to remember Tim by the good deeds he has done, the impact he had upon you, his kind spirit and his love for life.
Parents, Margaret Harris and Butler C. Gray Sr.; parents-in-law, Mae and Thomas Lee and two brothers, Lanston Cole and Carroll Gray, and one brother-in law, Roland Beverly all preceded him in death.
He leaves to mourn and cherish his memories, his wife of 41 years, Brenda Gray, two sons, D’Artagnan (Katresa), Jeris (Crystal), one daughter Angel; two granddaughters Madison and Myteka; two grandsons, Darius and Kashan; ten sisters, Gloria Jean Gray Chisley (Jimmy), Wyannda Harris, Shelia Claggett, Ann Jones (Carl), Norman Jean Gray, Ava Gray, Margaret Gray, Carralise Gray, Ophelia Gray, Charlotte Gray; nine brothers, William V. Gray (Janet). Calvin Gray, Jimmie Lee Toye (Tracy), Patrick Smith (Blanche), Mark Smith, Thomas Smith, Warren Gray, James Gray and Rodney Gray (Shelly); two sisters-in-law, Joyce Lee and Myra Beverly; two brothers-in-law, Steven Lee (Geraldine) and David Lee (Herlaine); six goddaughters, Dona Moore, Locita Dixon, LaShawn Chase, Schniene Sutton, Shannon Key, and Chardae Smith; one godson, Malcolm Beverly, Jr.; best friend, Larry Wesley, and a host nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, clients and colleagues.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Harley, David Lamont
Birth: 1967-09-10 in Washington, DC
|David Lamont Harley of Severn, MD (formerly of La Plata, MD) died on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was 45 years old. Born on September 10, 1967 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late James M. Harley, Sr. and the late Mary L. Harley. He was the youngest of 11 children. |
He was employed with Safeway for 26 years in the Deli Department. He was a tennis enthusiast and was a member of various tennis clubs. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved animals.
Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Thomas Harley and Kyro Harley; one sister, Valerie Butler, two nephews, Marcel and Kiko; one niece, Donja; and grandparents, Frank and Daisy Burch.
Survived by four sisters, Cynthia (Karl) Savoy of Bryans Road, MD, Ranaye Harley of La Plata, MD, Theresa (Randy) Proctor of Mechanicsville, MD, and Lisa Harley of Marion, VA; and three brothers, James (Diane) Harley of San Antonio, TX, John Harley of La Plata, MD, and Anthony Harley of Montgomery Village. Also survived by five aunts, eight uncles, 19 nieces and nephews, and 26 great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Gathering: Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 9:30AM until time of Memorial Service at 11AM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646). Clergy: Deacon Johnny Barnes. Interment: Private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (6931 Arlington Road Second Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814) OR Hospice of Charles County (2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Johnson, Judith Ann
Birth: 1941-02-18 in Kansas City, Missouri
|Judith Ann Crawley Johnson 71 of Lexington Park, MD passed away on December 12, 2012 at Hospice House of St. Mary's, Callaway, MD. Born February 18, 1941 in Kansas City, MO, she was the daughter of the late Hubert Frazier Crawley and Bernadine (Fearon) Crawley.|
Judy attended Bishop Miege High School (class of '59) in Roeland Park, KS, and attended Loretto Heights College in Denver. As a strikingly beautiful young woman, Judy often modeled in fashion shows along with her mother and siblings in Kansas City's upscale Country Club Plaza stores. Judy's early career was spent as a TWA airline stewardess. During long international flight layovers, Judy enjoyed exploring the many cities she came to love, including Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt.
After raising her family in Boulder, CO, Judy moved to Deerfield Beach, FL, where she worked as an administrative assistant and enjoyed the sunny climate. She spent the last few years in MD bravely battling health issues, as she wanted to be near her family, whom she loved dearly. Judy was an enthusiastic and wonderful cook and loved sharing her many recipes. She had a wonderful sense of humor, admirable spirit of generosity, and a big, loving heart. As a devout Catholic, Judy's unwavering faith was her rock of support.
She was predeceased by her parents, Hubert and Bernadine Crawley, who were longtime Kansas City residents.
Judy is survived by her daughter Amy Burvant Gass (William) of Solomons Island, MD, son David Burvant of Fruita, CO; grandchildren, Cody and Michaela Burvant, and Elizabeth and Colin Heath; and her siblings, David Crawley of Ennis, MT, Martha Crawley of Denver, CO, Betsy Sykes of Cedar Park, TX and Helen Drake of Larkspur, CA.
A memorial mass will be held on January 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park, MD. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made in Judy's memory to: The Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Tarantola, Mario Michael
Birth: 1920-06-10 in Omaha, Nebraska
|Mario Michael Tarantola, 92, of Mechanicsville, MD died on December 11, 2012 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on June 10, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, he was the son of the late Antonio Tarantola and Rosalia (Ponzia) Tarantola. |
In additions to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Aurelia (Tillett) Tarantola, his step sons, Veron and Stanley Lewark, his brothers, Rosario, Leo, Joseph, Tony, and Louis and great grandson David Mario Brandt.
He is survived by his son Michael Tarantola (Gwen) of Mechanicsville, MD, Granddaughters Cathy Barber (John) of South Carolina, Tammy Prout (Jim) of Shady Side, MD, and Grandson Michael W. Tarantola of WVA. Great grandchildren Christina Brandt, Faith Prout and Michael Allanon Tarantola.
He joined the United States Army and served honorably in World War II. He retired from the active army and continued to serve in the United States Army Reserve where he obtained the rank of Major. He went to work for GSA, worked many years then retired.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in National Memorial Park Cemetery, Falls Church, VA.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Nairn, Jo Ann Frances
Birth: 1940-06-22 in Washington, DC
|Jo Ann Francis Nairn, of Huntingtown, Maryland, passed away on December 11, 2012 at Mercy Hospital at the age of 72. She was born on June 22, 1940 in Washington, DC to Henry and Virginia (Blackwell) Serowick.|
Jo Ann was married for 51 years to Thomas Nairn, Sr. before his passing in September, 2009. The family moved to Huntingtown in 1977. She enjoyed going to Bingo and the Rod & Reel Restaurant. She was an avid shopper and was a devoted grandmother. No matter your age or status, she always made you feel special.
Jo Ann was the beloved wife of the late Thomas F. Nairn, Sr. and loving mother of Thomas F. Nairn, Jr. and his wife, Dana Marie; James H. Nairn, and his wife, Joan; and Susan M. Kloss, and her husband, Rick. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P O Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
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