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|Dement, Shirley Marie
Birth: 1938-11-13 in Mechanicsville, Maryland
|Shirley Marie Dement, 70, a devoted wife and mother, died April 1, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital after a long and tiring struggle with health issues. She and her husband resided in Tall Timbers, MD.|
Shirley was born on November 13, 1938 in Mechanicsville, MD. She was the daughter of the late Charles Franklin Long and Margaret (Cusic) Long and the granddaughter of the late Jody and Daisy Cusic.
Shirley married her husband Kenneth Dement, Sr. (County Commissioner for District 1) on November 20, 1954. They were fortunate to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with friends and family four and a half years ago. She was a child bride of sixteen and they have been happily married and very close all these years.
Shirley attended St. Mary's Academy and retired from the St. Mary's County School Board as a bus driver with 20 years of service. She was a wonderful and loving homemaker for her family. She was a great cook noted for her stuffed ham and fried oysters. She enjoyed her many collectibles that included; Barbie dolls, Elvis, roosters, ducks, angels, tea pots, and her blue and white chinaware. She also enjoyed flowers and bird watching.
She is survived by her husband Kenny Dement and their four sons; Michael of Callaway, MD, Ronald of CA, Jeffery of La Plata, MD and Jody of Callaway, MD, her three sisters; Becky Guy, Charlene Adams and Marian Hobgood of Mechanicsville, MD, her seven grandchildren; Hanna, Brooke, Jake, Dylan, Alexandra, Ryan and Rochelle, and two great grandchildren Sean and Adam. She is preceded in death by her oldest son Kenny Jr. "KD" who died in 1998.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, April 5, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Holy Face Catholic Church, 20476 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Joseph R. Sileo will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be C.J. Knott, Bubby Spalding, Donald Knott, Frank Bell, Sr., Bill Lynam and George Bean. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Guy, Jr., J.D. Blackwell, Lionell Blackwell, David Dement, Leon Dement, Jr., Stewart Dement, Jason Guy and Bobby Guy.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, the Second District Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Valley Lee, MD 20692, or the National Kidney Foundation, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20015.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Gray, Kay F.
Birth: 1938-10-10 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
|Kay F. Gray, 70, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away on April 1, 2009 at her home.|
Kay was born on October 10, 1938 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Lawrence B. and Helen Alice Johnston Coburn. She loved to draw and paint and was a talented artist. She also loved to go “yard saling”, and to horseshoe matches, family gatherings and cookouts especially if hard crabs were involved.
Beloved wife of Charles A. Gray, Jr. “Chic”, of Prince Frederick, devoted mother of Carla Marie Hutchins of Prince Frederick, MD, Annette Carol Williams of Avenue, MD and Charles Albert Gray, III “Chuckie” of St. Leonard, MD. Grandmother of Michael and Michelle Williams, Rusty and Steven Hutchins, Jesse Budreau, Samantha K. Gray, Crystal D. Scanlan, Heather and Rachel Hite. Great grandmother of Bryan Budreau, Nicole Scanlan, Tyler Hite and Nyia Christiani. Sister of Wilma “Billie” Jones, Larry Coburn, Ray Coburn, Rita Jones, Linda Weber, and the late Jackie and Donald Miller.
The family received friends on Friday April 3, 3009, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where services were held on Saturday April 4, 2009, 11 A.M. Interment followed in Central Cemetery, Barstow, MD.
Active pallbearers were Rusty Hutchins, Steven Hutchins, Dwayne Hutchins, Michael Williams, Mike Gray, Joey Jones, Tommy Jones, and Dwayne Duley. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Gilbert, John Downs, Bobby Miller, Jay Miller, Tommy Jones, Mike Jones, Jimmy Jones, and Justin Budreau.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Walls, Benjamin Eugene
Birth: 1940-04-26 in Washington, DC
|Benjamin Eugene "Gene" Walls, 68, of Waldorf, MD passed away on April 1, 2009 at his home. Born April 26, 1940 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Benjamin Richard Walls and Mary Emma Smith Walls. |
Mr. Walls was the owner and operator of Walls Florist, which was established in 1935 as a family business. The business grew flowers and sold to wholesalers until 2008. He was also a dedicated member of the Baden Volunteer fire Department with 44 years of service having served in an elected office for 30 years, 23 years as Assistant Chief. Gene loved being a firefighter, working with flowers, crabbing and relaxing with family and friends.
Gene is survived by his wife, Valerie Ann Walls; sons, Michael Walls (Rhonda) of Waldorf, MD and Mark Walls (Dawn) of Versailles, MO; daughters, Marcia Beitzell (Mark) of Waynesboro, PA and Marysa Dixon (Leo) of Aquasco, MD; brothers, Robert Walls of Palatka, FL and James Douglas Walls of Brandywine, MD; sister, Dolly Dove of Newburg, MD; in-laws, Nancy and Dewey Tarbox; 10 grandchildren, Jessica Walls, Jacob Walls, Alexis Walls, Alyssa Walls, Lindsay Walls, Jonathan Beitzell, Nicholas Beitzell, Sarah Beitzell, Matthew Dixon and Collin Dixon.
Besides his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Wignall Walls.
A celebration of Gene's life was held on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 where prayers were held at 7:00p.m. by the Rev. Thomas Gude. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2009 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Baden, MD. Interment followed at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD
Pallbearers were members of the Fire Department; Frank Hall, Sean Mersch, Daryl Faustini, Mike Cross, Buzz Sawyer and Shirley Boswell.
Memorial contributions may be made in Gene's name to the Baden Volunteer Fire Department, 16608 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine, MD 20613.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home.
|Stafford, B. Janell
Birth: 1928-11-14 in Plum Point, Maryland
|B. Janell Stafford, 80, of Prince Frederick, MD passed away on March 31, 2009 in Prince Frederick, MD.|
She was born on November 14, 1928 in Plum Point, MD to the late Guy W. and Blanche V. Ogden Wilburn. Janell, who was Grandma to everyone, loved her cats, dancing, partying, and having a good time.
Beloved wife of the late Melvin L. Stafford, mother of Jennifer A. Mattera ( Ronald, “Moe”) of Huntingtown, MD. Grandmother of Kelly Windsor (Kevin) of Lothian, Jessica Monroe (Jeff) of Grottoes, VA., and John Mattera (Michelle) of Huntingtown. Great grandmother of Kevin and Christopher Windsor, Hunter and Austin Monroe and Allison and Whitney Mattera. She is also survived by her devoted companion, Alfred Rowell of Prince Frederick, and sister of Mary Ann Wells of Huntingtown and the late Norma Lee Gott.
The family will receive friends on Thursday April 2, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD where services will be held on Friday April 3, 2009, 11 A.M. Interment will follow in Asbury Cemetery, Barstow, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to either March of Dimes, the American Heart Association or Charity of your choice.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Goddard, Leslie Wayne
Birth: 1942-11-22 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Leslie Wayne Goddard, 66, of Drayden, MD died March 31, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Born November 20, 1942 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late Thomas Albert and Grace Elizabeth Goddard. |
He was a waterman most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1964-1966 where he received many honors such as; Marksman Badge, Expert Rifleman, Good Conduct Medal (both services), Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, RVN Campaign Ribbon, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and the Presidential Memorial Certificate for his service to his country. He also served as a Seabee in the Navy Reserves from 1983-1986. He was honorably discharged from both branches of service.
He was employed at Patuxent River NAS public works department as a painter from 1978 to 1988 before leaving to start his own painting and restoration business and to become the caretaker of the historical Porto Bello Farm for the past 18 years.
He is survived by his wife, BettyCarol, his three children; Louise “Chickie” Goddard of Mechanicsville, MD, Christy Bixby and her husband Jeff of California, MD and Paul Goddard and his wife Christie of Panama City, FL, as well as Vikki Owens of Mechanicsville, MD who was like a daughter to him, his sisters; Barbara Ann Burke of Tall Timbers, MD and Deborah Hills and her husband Larry of Great Mills, MD, brothers; Thomas “Buzzy” Goddard, II and his wife Ragna of Higganum, CT, Roy Goddard of Tall Timbers, MD and Curtis Goddard and his wife Cheryl of Lusby, MD as well as his grandchildren; Aimee and Brooke Bixby, both of California, MD, Jonathan, Steven, Brandon, Nicolas and Lindsey Goddard, all of Panama City, FL.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Joan Elizabeth Melendy, Gladys Lorraine Goodwin and his brother David Samuel Goddard.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed walking along local beaches hunting for arrowheads and pottery. He also enjoyed riding through the trails he made on his ATV.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in St. George’s Episcopal Church, Valley Lee, MD where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM in St. George’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Gregory Syler officiating and Fr. Joseph Dobson co-officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny O’Conner, Jeff Bixby, Bill Goddard, Bruce Julian, David Goddard and Larry Hills. Honorary pallbearers will be Benji Goddard and Randy Lumpkins.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Mary’s Unit, P.O. Box 1032, Lexington Park, MD 20653 and/or St. George’s Episcopal Church, Father Dale Cropper Memorial, P.O. Box 30, Valley Lee, MD 20692.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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