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|Long, Joan Carolina
Birth: 1935-05-17 in Washington, D.C.
|Joan Carolina Long, 80, of La Plata, MD (previously of Ft. Washington, MD) passed away on October 2, 2015 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center. Joan was born in Washington, DC on May 17, 1935 to the late Stuart and Milda Bennett. Joan is also predeceased by her sister, Audrey Hink. |
Joan is survived by her loving husband, Billy Long; son, Mark Long and his wife, Amy of Sterling, VA; daughters, Deborah Long and Leslie Long of Waldorf, MD; sister, Marsha Souder of Solomon’s Island, MD; and granddaughter, Caitlin Michelle Curtis.
Joan graduated from Suitland High School in 1957. She was employed for a short time by Accacia Life Insurance Company in Washington, DC. Joan was primarily a homemaker who enjoyed her family and crabs.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata, MD; Interment to take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Scarbrough, Nancy Lynn
Birth: 1959-08-22 in Charleston, South Carolina
|Nancy Lynn Scarbrough, 56, of Hughesville MD, died October 2, 2015. Born August 22, 1959, in Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of David and Linda Grooms. Nancy was a purchasing agent in telecommunications.|
Predeceased by her sons Waylon Scarbrough and Kenny Scarbrough, she is survived by her parents; sister Michelle Taylor and grandchildren Layla and Kenny.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road Waldorf, Maryland, 20603 or The American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Services are private. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home.
|Sands, Janice Marie
Birth: 1938-01-08 in Washington, D.C.
|Janice Marie Sands, age 77, passed away October 2, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 8, 1938 in Washington, DC to William Noel and Emma Elizabeth (Schofield) Bell, Sr. Janice was raised in Forestville, MD and graduated from Suitland High School. |
She married Clarence M. O’Bier in Mt. Calvary Church, Forestville in 1957 and they made their home in Waldorf. That marriage ended in divorce. Janice married William LaSalle Sands in La Plata on March 27, 1981.
She was employed as an illustrator for High Gear, an automotive supply company, for over 20 years, retiring in 1990. After her retirement Janice moved to Georgia and returned to Dunkirk in 1998. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, North Beach and its Ladies of Charity. Janice was an accomplished artist who loved to paint and draw. She also enjoyed dancing, bowling and crabbing in her younger years.
She was preceded in death by her spouses William L. Sands and Clarence M. O’Bier, father William N. Bell, Sr. and son Ronald E. O’Bier.
Surviving are her mother Emma E. Bell of Dunkirk; daughters Brenda J. Cranfill and her husband Dan of Arlington, TX and Deborah A. Macken of Chesapeake Beach, MD; grandchildren Michael Herr of Arlington, TX, Patricia Strong and her husband Thomas of Huntingtown, MD, Michelle Macken of Huntingtown, MD and Karen Macken of Frostburg, MD; great grandchildren Katelyn Hill and Kelsey, Hayleigh and Thomas Strong, Jr.; sisters Joan Koontz of Mt. Dora, FL, Barbara Pelletier of Cocoa, FL, Marguerite Tate of Dunkirk, MD and Carolyn Vardas and her husband John of Cocoa, FL and brothers William Bell, Jr. of Hanover, MD, James Bell and his wife Joy of Jacksonville, FL and John Bell of Dunkirk, MD.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Roland, Mary Ethel
Birth: 1926-02-07 in Washington, D.C.
|Mary Ethel Roland, 89, of Waldorf, MD passed away on October 2, 2015 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Mary was born in Washington, DC on February 7, 1926 to the late Milton Rollins and the late Ethel Rollins. |
Mary is also predeceased by her loving husband, the late George Roland; four brothers and one sister. Mary is survived by her daughter, Regina McKelvey; sons, George H. Roland, III, Earl Roland, Robert Roland and Paul Roland; as well as nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mary was a stay-at-home mother who loved being home for her children. She also ran a daycare and nursery. Mary enjoyed playing bingo and the slot machines, watching the Washington Redskins and cookies. She was a member of the Waldorf Senior Citizen Club.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon , with a Funeral Service beginning at 12:00 Noon at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata, MD; Interment immediately following at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Waldorf Jaycees, 3090 Crain Hwy., Waldorf, MD 20601 or to the Waldorf Senior Citizen’s Club, 3092 Crain Hwy., Waldorf, MD 20601. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Chavis, James Clemon, II
Birth: 1958-12-07 in Ramstein Air Base, Germany
|James Clemon Chavis II, age 56, of Waldorf, MD passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, October 2, 2015. Born at Ramstein Air Base, Germany he is the son of Esther (Maxile) Chavis and the late James Clemon Chavis. |
He is survived by his wife, Regina, his son James Clemon Chavis III, and his daughter Jacqueline Yvonne Chavis-Wei.
After enlisting in the United States Air Force on November 16th, 1978 and subsequently completing a degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections at Texas State University, James completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in the United States Air Force in 1985. He was selected for further distinction by becoming a Special Agent of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he served as Special Agent in Charge (SAC) at two AFOSI Detachments and as an Instructor at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Academy, where he subsequently retired from the Air Force, in 1995.
Captain Chavis held a Masters degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and his numerous military awards and decorations included the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Organization Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon.
After retirement from the military, James continued his civil service at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and in various positions within the United States Department of Justice - most recently as Senior Policy Advisor to national level criminal justice law enforcement programs at main Justice, in Washington DC. To find more detailed information on his career accomplishments, and the colleagues he inspired, see his LinkedIn profile, which will be kept open, in memoriam: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-c-chavis-ii/1a/a9b/1b9
James and his wife Regina were high school sweethearts in San Antonio, Texas and later reconnected while in college at Texas State University, where he was a celebrated varsity football athlete. These soulmates married on November 16, 1979 and enjoyed a loving marriage and friendship of 36 years, along with two wonderful children.
James was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed sports, photography, history and weightlifting. James had a deep love and compassion for animals, which he instilled in his family by sharing his home with multiple rescued pets over the years. Watching reruns of Thundercats, Thundarr the Barbarian, and visiting the firing range were his preferred methods of relaxation. One of his most recent joyous milestones was the opportunity to give his daughter’s hand in marriage to Jay-ping Wei on September 19, 2015.
A private family memorial will be held October 10th, 2015 at Lee Funeral Home in Clinton, Maryland, followed by a public memorial and interment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, at a future date, to be shared once confirmed.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family has asked that contributions be made in James’ memory to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), or the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). These organizations will send condolence cards on your behalf to the Chavis family, in recognition of your gift. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
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