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|Milstead, Carroll O.
Birth: 1924-06-28 in Chicamuxen, Maryland
|On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, Carroll O. Milstead, affectionately known as “Snooks,” quietly departed this life for one eternal at Civista Medical Center, LaPlata, MD. He was born the fifth of nine children on June 28, 1924 in Chicamuxen, Maryland to the late Irvin and the late Maud Milstead.|
He attended Chicamuxen Elementary School and went on to graduate from Pomonkey High School in 1941. After graduation, Carroll worked at the Civilian Conservation Camp for a short time before going to work at the Naval Powder Factory in Indian Head in 1942. On June 2, 1943 Carroll was inducted into the United States Army where he served until his honorable discharge on January 10, 1946. After his stint in the service, Carroll went to work at the Navy Yard for a year before returning to the Naval Powder Factory in 1949 where he worked for 35 years before retiring in 1979. After his retirement, he spent five years with the Charles County School Board and retired from there in 1985.
Snooks was a long time member of the Mattawoman Rod and Hunt Club where he won many trophies for trap shooting. He also spent his time hunting and doing carpentry work. In addition to hunting and shooting, his hobbies included dancing and listening to his brother Royce’s “Smat” jokes. In his younger days, he enjoyed dancing with his many nieces doing his famous “foot kick.”
In addition to his parents, Irving, Sr. and Maud Milstead, he is also preceded in death by three sisters, Naomi Lloyd, Thelma Bond and Victoria Washington and one brother, Irving Milstead, Jr.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Joan “Donnie,” son, Gordon Thomas (Elaine), three daughters, Sandra Williams, Keysha (Martin) Hart and LaShawn Cobey, three step-daughters, Carolyn Tibbs, Rose and Barbara Lee, three sisters, Ethel Thomas, Ruth Simmons and Regina Ross, one brother, Royce (Donza) Milstead, a host of grand and great-grandchildren, god-son, Donald Milstead, and many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carroll will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grand and great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.
His viewing will be held on Monday, July 6th, 9:00am until time of Service, 11:00am at Thornton Funeral Home Chapel, 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Somerville, Mary E.
|Mary Evelyn Emmaline Hill Somerville, 92 of Hollywood, MD, was born on May 30, 1917 to the late Charles Edmund and Sarah Lee Barber Hill. Mary Emmaline or Evelyna as she was known was the sixth child of nine children.|
Evelyna attended school from first through seventh grade at a little one-room school house, in Cross Roads (Hurry), MD. It was then that she began to work in the tobacco fields of the family. This was the first of many jobs to help provide the family with food, clothing and secure the family home. Other work adventures took her to Millison's Restaurant and family home as a cook and caretaker; and to Cedar Point (on the naval base) as a cafeteria worker. It was there that she met the love of her life, James Edward (Teeny Boy) Somerville, Sr. Evelyna joined James in holy matrimony on May 25, 1947. A 50th wedding celebration was held in 1997. Through this union, Evelyna bore nine children. Evelyna worked hard raising her children; there was no such thing as a non-working house wife when you had nine children. She provided them with a warm, good and well-loved home. She always received compliments on how well her children behaved when visiting others. Evelyna and Teeny Boy taught them some of life's simple lessons: sewing, preparing cured meats, tending to the garden, canning vegetables, working in the tobacco fields, fixing engines, cutting wood, carpentry work and how to be a loving and caring family. Being the family glue, Evelyna had an abundance of love for each and every grandchild and great-grandchild. She knew all of them by name and their unique characteristics. Evelyna was a protector and a regulator. She ensured that things were going to be done right and that nobody was going to take advantage of anyone.
Evelyna's later years were spent enjoying and supporting various organizations by going on trips, attending dinners and dances, and visiting family and friends whenever she was able. A devoted Catholic, she was a member of St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD.
Evelyna leaves to cherish her fond memories, her children: James Edward, Jr. (Beatrice), of Newburg; Thomas Eugene (Agnes) of Hollywood; Ann Loretta Carter (James) of Clinton; Charles Webster and Pernell Sylvester (Elaine), both of Hollywood; Robert Jerome of Fort Washington; Allen Francis (Linda) of Mechanicsville; Patricia Marie and Gwynn Xavier, both of Hollywood; brother Thomas Eugene Hill of Bushwood; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Evelyna was predeceased in death by her parents; loving husband James Edward Sr.; daughter-in-law Dinah; granddaughter Katina Yates; 3 infant grandchildren; 1 infant great-grandchild; siblings: John Henry Hill, Charles Edmund Hill Jr., James Aloysius Hill, Agnes Marie Somerville, Sara Lee and Joseph Andrew Hill, and Mary Lettie Stevens.
Family will receive friends for Evelyna's Life Celebration on Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Ray Schmidt on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jermaine Barnes, James Blackwell, Roy Person, Damian Somerville, Pernell Somerville Jr, Robert Somerville Jr., Thomas Somerville Jr., and Carlos Yates.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Somerville II, and James Somerville III.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Thompson, Mary Inez
Birth: 1928-05-18 in Faulkner, Maryland
|Mary Inez Thompson of La Plata, MD, died on Monday, June 22, 2009 at Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD. She was 81 years old.|
Born on May 18, 1928 in Faulkner, MD, she was the daughter of the late Bena Swann and the late Lee Thompson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Buddy Thompson; her daughter Earlene Thompson; sons David, Barry and Francis Thompson; sisters Ethel Wallace and Louise Swann; brothers-in-law Leo Proctor and Johnson Wallace.
She is survived by her daughters Carolyn (Irvin) Johnson, Michelle (Russell) Thomas, Belinda Thompson, Christine Thompson; sons Ernest (Sherri) Thompson, Hugh (Susie) Thompson, Clifton (Joyce Tolson) Thompson, Randy (Darlene) Thompson; sisters Ellen Proctor and Doris (Paul) Proctor; brothers James W. (Doris) Thompson, John A. (Jean) Thompson, Lawrence (Jackie) Thompson; brother-in-law Lawrence Swann; 23 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation on Monday, June 29, 2009 from 9:00AM to 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, MD with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30AM with Father Ron Potts officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Richardson, Randy Thompson, Jr., Curtis Thompson, Eugene Thompson, Steve Thompson and Jerrell Thompson.
A reception will be at the Sacred Heart Church Hall after the services.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Forbes, Robert Edward "Bobby", Jr.
|Robert "Bobby" Edward Lee Forbes, Jr., 60, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on June 21, 2009 at his residence.|
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 from 5 to 8pm in the Leonardtown Baptist Church, 23520 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, MD, where a Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 11am. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Forbes Memorial Fund c/o Leonardtown Baptist Church, P.O. Box 450, Leonardtown, MD 20650 for Disaster Relief and World Hunger.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Birth: 1982-07-31 in Silver Spring, Maryland
|Gregory Drozynski, 28, of Solomons Island, MD, formerly of Rockville, MD passed away on June 21, 2009 at his residence. He was born on July 31, 1980 in Silver Spring, MD to R. Wayne and Joan Drozynski. |
Gregory graduated from Rockville High School in 1999 and went on to attend the Maryland College of Art and Design. He was a Chef at Vincenzo’s Restaurant in Solomons, MD and his artistic talent will always be remembered through his incredible paintings and drawings.
Gregory is survived by his parents, Joan Drozynski of Solomons, MD and Wayne Drozynski of Brunswick, MD; siblings, Kasia Sweeney of Lusby, MD and Andrew Drozynski of Washington, DC; and nieces, Micaella, Alina, and Ciaran Sweeney.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 11AM in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, MD with Fr. Richard Gardiner officiating.
Interment will follow in Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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