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|Simmons, Clare Marguerite
Birth: 1920-11-11 in Lusby, Maryland
|Clare Marguerite Simmons went to be with her Lord at the age of 87 on Monday, March 17th 2008 at the Solomons Nursing Center in Solomons, Maryland. Though she was most fondly known as Marguerite or “Sis” by her siblings, she was born Clare Marguerite Wilson to Clare Marguerite Breeden Wilson and William James Wilson II on November 11, 1920 in their home in Lusby, Maryland. She graduated from the former Solomons School in 1938. She lived almost all of her life in Calvert County, Maryland, with the exception of a short time in the state of Washington. She graduated from the Eaton-Burnett Business School in Baltimore and also worked in the city in the early 1940’s. |
Marguerite married John Elbert Simmons of Port Republic, MD. on November 16, 1946 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Lusby. She and John resided in Port Republic, and had three children, John Wilson, Ruth Ann, and Daniel Edwin. Though Marguerite primarily focused on creating a loving home for her family she found time to work outside the home as a secretary for the Calvert County School system. Marguerite’s passion was doing good for others, especially cooking meals for them. Many a person has been blessed by a special dinner around her table and her favorite meal to prepare was her recipe for Maryland crab cakes. She was well loved by her church family at First Baptist Church of Calvert County, where she served many years teaching Sunday school, leading ladies’ Bible studies, and serving many meals to pastors and visiting missionaries. Her generous nature led her to help many mission organizations and she had a special place in her heart for the needs of troubled children.
She is survived by her beloved husband John, and two of her three children, Ruth Ann Grigg of Lynchburg, VA., and Daniel Edwin Simmons of Lusby. She is also survived by her sister Vernelle Jenkins of Prince Frederick, and Robert Owen Wilson of Owings. She has found great joy in her grand children Aaron Padgett of Alexandria, VA., John Grigg and Emily Grigg of Lynchburg VA., and Rachel Simmons and Abigail Simmons of Lusby, MD. She was preceded in death by her eldest son John Wilson Simmons, and brothers William James Wilson III, of Glen Burnie, MD., and Donald Edwin Wilson of Oxford, MD.
Services were held on Friday, March 21 at the First Baptist Church of Calvert County with Pastor Ralph Nevin officiating. Interment was at Christ Church Episcopal in Port Republic, Maryland. Pallbearers were Jeffery Jenkins, Robert Wilson, Jr., Donald Wilson, David Wilson, Aaron Padgett, and John Grigg. Memorial contributions for Marguerite may be made to Freedom Village USA, at PO Box 24, Lakemont, N.Y., 14857.
Arrangements were made by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD.
|Furr, Mary Ruth
Birth: 1924-06-14 in Bishop, California
|Mary Ruth Furr, 83, of Prince Frederick died March 16, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown. She was born June 14, 1924, in Bishop, Calif., to the late Chris and Josie Spratling Phillips.|
She was the wife of the late Charles S. Furr, whom she married on May 26, 1954, in Las Cruces, N.M.
She is survived by several friends dear to her who she called her family, David, Wendy, Amber and Joshua Flynn of Hollywood, Elsie Flynn of Prince Frederick and Peggy Distefno of Hughesville.
She was a nurse’s aide for the majority of her life. She was a giving, loyal and funny person. One of her favorite hobbies was driving and sightseeing.
She will be inurned with her late husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., at a later date.
Arrangements are being provided by Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby.
|Hines, Johnie Albert
Birth: 1931-01-03 in LaGrange, Georgia
|Johnie Albert Hines, 77, of Lexington Park, MD died March 16, 2008, at his Residence. Born Jan. 3, 1931, in LaGrange, Georgia, he was the son of the late Roy Dewey Hines and Hattie Burgess Hines. He served 23 years in U.S. Navy, retiring as Chief Petty Officer, followed by 17 years of service at Grumman Corporation as a structural engineer. Johnie also loved to play bingo and was a talented furniture maker.|
He is survived by his wife, Violet Mary Hines of Lexington Park; and his children, Gerald Skalby of Canada, Daniel Skalby of Lusby, Md., Robin Little of California, Md., Roy Hines of Lexington Park, Md., Teresa Pace of California, Md., and Peggy Hines of Austin, Tx.; step-children, Debbie Gonzalez of Clinton, Md., and Eddie Keister of Lexington Park, Md. Nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to Mr. Hines' Life Celebration at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD on Friday, March 21st, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interment will be private.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Betts, Agnes Virginia
Birth: 1917-02-21 in Maryland
|Agnes Virginia Betts, 91, of Waldorf died March 16, 2008.|
Mrs. Betts was a retired cafeteria manager for the Charles County Board of Education. She was a member of Good Shepherd Church and Eastern Star of La Plata. She enjoyed camping.
Born Feb. 21, 1917, in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late John Francis Murphy and the late Addie Murphy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther David Betts Jr.; and daughters, Shirley Joan Stinman and Doris Marie Swann.
She is survived by her daughter, Norma Jean Betts Clark; grandchild, Vicki Jones; brothers, Ernest Murphy, Edward Murphy and James Lewis Scott; sister, Bvela Grigsby; 13 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation and a service were held March 20 at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, La Plata. The Rev. Eric Darr officiated. Burial took place at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society, Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.
Arrangements provided by AREHART-ECHOLS FUNERAL HOME.
|Clarke, Lola Virginia
Birth: 1922-11-28 in Dalghren Virginia
|Lola Potter Clarke Deceased March 15, 2008. A resident of Woodinville, Wash. Lola is survived by her beloved brother, Edsel Potter; her sisters: Jean Whittemore, JoAnn Schlusemeyer, and Elvy Hovarter; children Tom Newbourne and Nancy Pejovich; stepson: Robert Clarke stepdaughter:Thorne Clarke; mother-in law of Linda Newbourne, Lou Pejovich and Barbara Clarke; Loving grandmother of Tamara Rieger, Craig Hinton, Scott Hinton, Carrie Hinton, Christen Sardano and Kim Smith and proud great-grandmother of Drew Rieger, Karly Rieger, William Hinton, Phoebe Hinton, Sydney Sardano, and Sabrina Scott. |
She was born November 28th in Dalghren VA. Raised one of seven children born to Vinnie and Carrie Potter. Lola treasured her friends and family. She traveled and enjoyed her life as a Navy wife as well as a career woman working at the Pentagon. Lola loved to dance, golf, decorate, sail, knit, sew, work crossword puzzels & gourmet cook Learning was her passion and she would not be satisfied with just learning she became really really good at everything she took on!!! She will be dearly missed and always loved.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, where a Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM, with Deacon George L'Heureux officiating. Interment will follow Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Lexington Park, MD.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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