So. Maryland Obituary Announcements
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Smith, Robert Leonard, Jr.
Birth: Thursday, October 27, 1949 in Callaway, Maryland
Residence: Callaway, Maryland
Death: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 64
Laid to Rest: Friday, December 06, 2013 in the Holy Face Catholic Church Cemetery, Great Mills, Maryland
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Robert Leonard Smith, Jr., 64, of Callaway, MD passed away on November 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. Born on October 27, 1949 in Callaway, MD, he was the son of the late Frances Alberta Jordan Smith and Robert Leonard Smith, Sr.

Robert was the loving husband of Maria Smith whom he married on December 21, 2011 in Leonardtown, MD.

Robert is survived by his siblings; Patricia A. Smith, Francis M. Smith, Marilyn V. Smith, Philip A. Smith all of Callaway, MD and Patrick C. Smith of Hyattsville, MD.

He was preceded in death by his siblings; James Clovis Smith and Mary Agnes Smith.

Robert graduated from Great Mills High School in 1969 and was a warehouseman for Guy Distributing Company for 33 years. He enjoyed fishing, baseball and football.

The family will receive friend on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 6:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Holy Face Catholic Church Great Mills, MD with Father Joseph Calis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers; James C. Smith, Paul W. Smith, Raymond Chase, Jessie Jordon, Maurice Carroll, and Christopher Carroll.

Contributions may be made to Holy Face Catholic Church 20408 Point Lookout Road Great Mills, MD 20634. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Gragan, Freeda Oneda
Birth: Friday, February 27, 1925 in Floyd County, Virginia
Residence: Loveville, Maryland
Death: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Freeda Oneda Gragan, 88, of Loveville, MD passed away on November 28, 2013 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on February 27, 1925 in Floyd County, VA she was the loving daughter of Almeda and John E. Alderman.

Freeda was the loving wife of James Elwood Gragan whom she married on December 27, 1947 in Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church Chaptico, MD, and he preceded her in death on August 22, 1981.

Freeda is survived by her son Steve Gragan (Debra) of Leonardtown, MD, 2 grandchildren Tammy Lynn Sellers of Salisbury, MD, Samantha Nicole Jacobs of Towson, MD and 1 great-grandchild Kolby James Sellers of Salisbury, MD, and her sister Gertha May Aldridge of Floyd County, VA.

She is preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn Jacobs, siblings, Edgar Ellis Alderman, Elizabeth June Sowers, Ruby Marie Gray, Lula Alice Alderman, William Henry Alderman, Hazel Louise Alderman, and Selva Jean Alderman.

Freeda moved from Floyd County, VA to St. Mary's County in 1945 and worked as a homemaker and day care provider. She loved her years in daycare and has stayed in contact with many of "her kids". She also watched her two granddaughters and her great-grandson, Kolby, who was the light of her life. Freeda never was a driver, but she liked to visit her friend's everyday by phone. In her younger days, she loved to sew and cook. She was an excellent cook; you never left her home until you had "a bite to eat". She would help anyone in need. She was loved and will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 5:00 Pm – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers; Jerry Norris, Billy Alderman, David Gray, Edward Gray, Joe Hancock, and Brian Klear. Honorary Pallbearers; Kolby Sellers, Gary Gray, Billy Abell, Ronnie Norris, and George Redmond.

Contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 299 Leonardtown, MD 20650, and/or Seventh District Vol. Rescue Squad P.O. Box 7 Avenue, MD 20609.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Stone, William Benedict
Birth: Wednesday, October 30, 1935 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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William "Willie" Benedict Stone, 78, of Hollywood, MD, died unexpectedly November 28, 2013 at his residence. Born October 30, 1935 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late John David Stone and Lucille Goldsborough Stone.

He was the loving husband of Leona "Lonie" Virginia Stone whom he married on December 12, 1959 at St. John's Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD.

Willie is survived by his children; Sherry James (Gil) of Mechanicsville, MD, Billy Stone of Hollywood, MD, Brenda Woodburn (Danny) of Mechanicsville, MD, Karen Stone of Hollywood, MD, and Jerry Stone of Hollywood, MD. Grandchildren; Natalie Wood of Mechanicsville, MD, Tiffany Alvey of Lexington Park, MD, Leah Woodburn of Mechanicsville, MD, Jerry "JJ" Stone Jr. of Hollywood, MD, and Parker Stone of Hollywood, MD. Willie is also survived by his sister, Madge Hutchinson of Lexington, KY.

Willie is preceded in death by his brothers Phillip Stone of Hollywood, MD, Xavier Stone of Hollywood, MD, Peter Stone of Hollywood, MD, John "Buck" Stone of Hollywood, MD, John David Stone of Hollywood, MD, and sisters Leila Thompson of Hollywood, MD, Cecelia Farrell of Hollywood, MD, Nellie Norton of Miami, FL, Hannah Miedzinski of Hollywood, MD and Agnes Guy of Hollywood, MD.

Willie attended Great Mills High School and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD. He was the owner of William B. Stone Masonry; he retired after 33 years in 2009. Willie was a talented mason who built his own brick house from the ground up. In his younger years, he was an avid baseball player.

Willie spent most of his time entertaining family and friends in his garage. He always enjoyed playing cards, hosting oyster scalds and crab feasts, telling stories, watching football, baseball and NASCAR. He loved to cook; he made the best chili, vegetable beef soup, steamed crabs, country sausage, and scrapple. There was always a gathering of people in his garage, especially when he was making his well-known country sausage. His favorite hobby was trot-lining for blue crabs on his boat with family and friends. Of all the things he enjoyed, he loved spending time with his grandchildren the most.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD with prayers recited at 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. John's Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Father Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown, MD.

Pallbearers will be: Frankie Stone, Freddie Clarke, Ed "Ski" Ruskowsky, Joseph "Junior" Stone, John R. "Hank" Hayden, Leonard Bean, Danny Woodburn and Gil James. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Richie Bowles, George Spalding, Galen Russell, Donald Hill, Kirk Fones, Charlie Hall, Freddie Bowles, Alan "Fatback" Jameson, Mike Abell, Danny Miedzinski, Billy Bean, and Raymond Woodburn.

Contributions may be made to: St. John's Catholic Church, 43950 St Johns Rd, Hollywood, MD 20636 and Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 7, Hollywood, MD 20636.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

Jones, Betty Lee
Birth: Wednesday, June 23, 1937
Death: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 76
Laid to Rest: Saturday, December 07, 2013 in the Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, Maryland
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Rush, Jay Wyat
Birth: Saturday, October 31, 1953 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at the age of 60
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Jay Wyatt Rush, 60, of Leonardtown, MD, died November 28, 2013 at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC. Born Oct. 31, 1953, in Bartlesville, OK Mr. Rush was the son of Eugene and Nadine Rush.

Mr. Rush had many jobs over his lifetime, from selling cars to construction. Most recently he worked for Southern Maryland Tri County Community Action as Construction Supervisor of the Self-Help Build Program, helping people build their own homes through sweat equity. Mr. Rush loved this job, which allowed him to help so many people.

He had a knack for building things and could come up with designs for wood projects out of his head, from decks to picnic tables. Above all, he was dedicated to his family. His children always came first and he worked hard to provide for them his entire life.

Mr. Rush is survived by his wife, Lydia Dixon of Leonardtown, MD; his daughters, Carrie Lovejoy and her husband Mike of Newburg, MD, and Delaina Rush of Bartlesville, OK; his sons, Jason Rush of Copan, OK and DeWayne Rush of Dewey, OK; his former wife, Elaine Rush of Bartlesville, OK; his mother, Nadine Rush of Houston, TX; his brother and sister-in-law Chris and Jenny Rush of Bartlesville, OK; his sister and brother-in-law Ann and Ben Clayton of Houston, TX; his sister-in-law Vickie Womack of Yukon, OK; his brother-in-law Steve Dixon of Leonardtown, MD; and his grandchildren Bradley Johnson, Jay Robert Miller, Darady Lovejoy, Lauren Lovejoy, Jadon Rush, Kara Rush and Derek Rush.

He was preceded in death by his brother Kevin Richard Rush, his nephew Randy Rush, and his father Eugene Rush.

Visitation on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 5PM until time of Memorial Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. An additional service will be held in Oklahoma at a later date.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service Chapel.

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