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|Pratt, James Irving
Birth: 1931-05-24 in Ridge, Maryland
|James Irving "Tinks" Pratt, 77, of Ridge after a long battle with leukemia died April 24, 2009 at his residence with his family around him.|
Born May 24, 1931, in Ridge, he was the son of the late George William and Hattie Elizabeth Nauman Pratt.
He was the husband of Audrey Cullison Pratt, whom he married on July 19, 1958 at St Michael's RCC in Ridge. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in July 2008.
He is survived by his loving wife and siblings, Hattie Dunbar of Scotland, Lorrine "Jimmie" Simms and her husband George of Culver City, CA, his brother Robert Pratt of Clifton, VA, his sisters Mary Thelma "Snooky" and her husband James Raley and Salinda Mae Carroll of Ridge. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Alice Trossbach and three brothers Bill, Mark and Ed Pratt.
After high school he served in the US Army from April 8, 1951 to March 27, 1954. Upon returning home he joined The American Legion Ridge Post 255 becoming an active member. After serving three terms as Post Commander the post awarded him a life membership and Legionnaire of Year in 1997 and 2001.
He retired from the Patuxent River NAS Fire Department in 1981 and together with family and friends restored the Pratt family home place, a 1798 manor home listed on the National Register as Bard's Field.
The family received friends at Trinity Episcopal Church in St Mary's City on Sunday afternoon April 26th from 4 to 8 PM with prayers at 7. The funeral held at 11 AM on Monday April 27th with Rev. John Ball presiding and his niece Kim Norris, organist. Pallbearers are his nephews Ned Pratt, Steve Pratt, Eddie Pratt, Jimmy Pratt, Francis Raley, Timmy Raley, Billy Raley, Joe Carroll and Blaine Tilton. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary's Parish "Chapel Roof Fund", P.O. Box 207, St Mary's City, MD 20686 or the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680.
Arrangements were made by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown, MD.
|Keese, William Earl, Jr.
Birth: 1927-11-22 in Washington, DC
|William Earl "Tink" Keese, Jr., 81, of Mechanicsville, MD died April 24, 2009 at CIVISTA in LaPlata, MD. Born November 22, 1927 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of William Earl Keese, Sr. and Anna Virginia Gould. |
Mr. Keese was an elevator constructor for Union Local 10 of the International Union Elevator Constructors (IUEC). He retired in 1991 and liked to come down to the Turner Farm on weekends, where he met his wife of 53 years, Mildred Anita Turner Keese, to be with family and work on the farm. He finally moved to the Turner Farm in 1997.
Mr. Keese loved to tinker with things, and for that reason he lovingly became known as "Tink". He enjoyed bowling for a number of years and also old country music.
Besides his wife, Mr. Keese is survived by his son, William Earl Keese, III and wife,
Pamela Ann; grandson, Joseph William Keese; godchild, Cindy Apperson; nieces, Barbara Essig and Nancy Burton; and many other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, Mr. Keese was predeceased by his brothers, George Keese and Patrick Keese and a sister, Margaret Roberts.
The family will receive friends and relatives for "Tink's" Life Celebration on Monday, April 27, 2009 from 2:00-4:00p.m. and 6:00-8:00p.m. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD where a prayer service will be held at 7:00p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 11:00a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9560 Trinity Church Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD, 20622. The Rev. Meredith Syler will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Apperson, Pat Turner, Sammy Swann, Butch Essig, Paul Branan, and Frankie Swann. Honorary pallbearer will be Joseph W. Keese
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Charles County, P.O. Box 1703, LaPlata, MD 20646.
|Harrison, David Primm
Birth: 1946-11-18 in Washington, DC
|David Primm Harrison, 62, of Waldorf, MD, died Friday, April 24, 2009 at CIVISTA.|
Born November 18, 1946 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Primm F. Harrison and Anne Rosaline Przybysz Harrison. Mr. Harrison was a cable splicer for PEPCO having retired in 2001.
David loved to play golf, playing with his grandson, David, working with computers and he enjoyed watching Judge Judy on TV.
Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Parise Harrison; son, David Harrison and his wife Dawn; sister, Joyce A. McCluney; grandson, David Harrison; nieces, Cathy King and Michele Vitullo; nephew, Jimmy McCluney; great nephews, T.J. Vitullo and Dylan King and great niece, Danielle McCluney.
The family will receive relatives and friends for David's Life Celebration on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. Prayers will be held at 7:00P.M. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Brinsfield-Echols. The Rev. Thomas Gude will officiate. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201 or the Waldorf Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1069 St. Ignatius Dr., Waldorf, MD 20601.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Thompson, George Stephen
Birth: 1953-03-16 in Washington, DC
|Thompson, George Stephen, Age 56 of Waldorf, Maryland.|
Quietly on Friday, April 24, 2009 at his home in Waldorf, Maryland. George Stephen Thompson, age 56 departed this life for life eternal. He was born in Washington, DC on March 16, 1953 to the late Roy Adrian Thompson and the late Frances Irene Savoy Thompson.
George was educated in the Charles County school system and worked as an insulator for G & B and A1 Insulators for several years. He retired to begin his own business, contracting as G.S.T. Deliveries. George better known to his family and friends as "Steve", "Stevie", or "Ste-Bo" had a special love for fishing, crabbing, cooking, keeping an immaculate lawn and playing keno all day.
George leaves to mourn his beloved long time mate of 34 years, Ann "Juanita" Briscoe, his loving daughter, Kendra and three precious grandsons, Khaleel, DaeShaun and Tahj. He is also survived by seven sisters, Eunice (Sam), Juanita, Betty (Harold), Ruth, Agnes, Tessa (Thomas) and Wanda (Thomas); three brothers, Billy, Roy (Cecelia) and Howard (Dee). Along with his parents he was preceeded in death by his brother, Winfield and sister, Margaret. George will be sorely missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family members.
Services will be held at St. Peterís Catholic Church in Waldorf, Maryland on Thursday, April 30, 2009. Pastor Flum will be officiating. Viewing, 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. His Interment will be in St. Peterís Church Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Maryland.
|Watson, Mildred Levinia
Birth: 1919-09-13 in McKinley, Virginia
|Mildred (Midge) Levinia Grimm Baugher Watson, 89, of Charlotte Hall passed away quietly on Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Washington Hospital Center.|
Born in McKinley, Virginia September 13, 1919, she was the daughter of Lena and William Grimm. She completed her education in Middlebrook, Virginia and began an extensive working career which included Washington, D.C.'s Main Post Office, Bolling A.F.B., the Pentagon and the Navy Yard. Her main career was Motherhood.
Midge is survived by her daughter, Deborah A. Watson, who lovingly attended to her care and her son, Dr. William L. Baugher and wife Teresa. Their children, Laura Lassiter, Jennifer Reckenwald and husband, William, Linda Baugher, Jonathan Baugher and Midge's great-grandchildren - Hannah, Samuel and Gabriel Lassiter and Michael Recktenwald.
Midge is also survived by her brother, William Grimm, his wife Edith and closest nieces and nephews, Gerry and Tommy McCray and Judy Landes. She is survived by many more nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her sister, Marie Demastus; brother, Lewis Grimm and Ann
Whalen, her faithful caretaker and companion who enjoyed watching the Baltimore Orioles, the Redskins and Dale Earnhart, Jr. with her. Also her week was not complete without her hair appointment with Shannon Cusick.
The family will receive relatives and friends for Midge's Life Celebration on Thursday, April 30, 2009 from 5:00 until 8:00P.M. at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 where a prayer service will be conducted by Deacon William Kyte at 7:00p.m. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M. at the Henry Funeral Home, Staunton, VA where a service will be held at 11:30 A.M. The Rev. Burt Sare will officiate. Interment will follow at Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesborough, VA.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
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