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|Pennoyer, Craig Waer
Birth: 1959-11-19 in Washington D.C.
|On Friday, December 8, 2006 of Upper Marlboro, MD. Beloved son of William F. and Dorothy W. Pennoyer; loving brother of Patricia Gibbs and William A. Pennoyer; uncle of Christopher and Stacey Vereen, Emily and Adam Pennoyer; great-uncle of Camry, Rebecca, Taylor and Adam, Jr. Craig was a volunteer member of the Marlboro Fire Dept. for 28 years. Family will receive friends at the LEE FUNERAL HOME, CALVERT, P.A., 8125 Southern Maryland Blvd., (Rt. 4 at Fowler Rd.) Owings, MD on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8p.m., where services will be held on Tuesday, Decemebr 12 at 11 a.m. Interment Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Upper Marlboro, MD.|
|Brooks, Ruth N
|On December 7, 2006, Ruth N. Brooks quietly departed this life. Ruth was born on July 26, 1916, to the late Nathan and Hester Thomas. She was the fourth child of their union. She was blessed with the gift of longevity and happily lived her life in Bryans Road, Maryland.|
Ruth met and married Raymond Brooks and they continued their life together until his passing on January 9, 1985. From their union, their only child, Rheeta, was born.
She retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, formerly the Naval Ordnance Station, in Indian Head, Maryland, after many years of dedicated federal service.
She lived a rich and full life and lived each day as if it were her last. Ruth enjoyed sewing (including doll clothes), gardening, cheering for the Baltimore Orioles Baseball team and exercising. She looked forward to the days when she and her fellow walkers met early mornings on the track! Unbeknownst to many, she clocked many miles on her stationary bike. In her younger days reading was a hobby. She once said that she read the Bible from cover to cover—twice. But her greatest passion was poetry. She loved to read poetry, to recite poetry, and to participate in poetry contests. This she talked about often.
Ruth loved her family and would gladly give you the shirt off of her back. She shared special relationships with each and everyone she met. Anyone that knew her knows that she was quite the conversationalist. Many of her relatives and friends can probably recall a humorous story that she was either the focus of or was initiated by her.
Ruth became a member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church in 1932 and was a faithful congregant until her health began to fail. She delighted in the frequent visits she received from Rev. DeFord and Rev. Watson.
She leaves to mourn her passing a devoted and beloved daughter, Rheeta, son-in-law Herbert Norman, sisters, Helen Marbury and Evelyn Lowe, goddaughters, Romaine Marbury and Tamale Walton, a multitude of special nieces and nephews, devoted friends Maureen and William Hawkins, Elvia Thompson and a host of wonderful friends too numerous to name. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Brooks, brothers, Allison, Harold, Nathan, Nolan and Gerard Thomas and sister, Neressa Walton.
Her viewing will take place on Wednesday, December 13th from 9:30a.m. until time of service 11:00a.m. at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Indian Head, MD. Interment Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Pomonkey, Maryland.
|Raley, Mary Bernadine
Birth: 1931-02-05 in Loveville, Maryland
|A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 10 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. Peter Alliata officiating. Interment will follow in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.|
Viewing and Visitation will be Sunday, December 10, 2006 from 2PM till 5 PM with a prayer service at 3PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel.
Mary Bernadine Raley, 75, of Mechanicsville died on December 7, 2006 at the St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD following a lengthy illness. Born February 5, 1931 in Loveville, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Bernard H. Russell and Mary Elvie Johnson Russell. “Bea” as she was affectionately referred to by her family and friends, was the loving wife of the late John Barker “Jack” Raley, Sr., who she married on June 30, 1951.
She was the devoted mother of Cindy Pilkerton, Debby Greenwell and her husband Larry, Bernie Raley and his wife Irene, and John B. Raley, Jr. and his wife, Missy all of Mechanicsville; her grandchildren, Michael Pilkerton, Jr., Bernie Raley, Jr., Russell Greenwell, Katie Greenwell, Jaime Raley, Ryan Raley , Brooke Raley and one great grandchild, Matthew Pilkerton. She is also survived by her sister Dorothy Raley of Leonardtown, and preceded in death by her sister, Elvie (Tenny) Mae Simpson.
She was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy. She enjoyed traveling and was revered for her floral arrangements and decorations. Her house was the hub of all family activities, and her greatest passion was her family and the times spent with them.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 10, 2006 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, where Prayers will be said at 3:00 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 10:00 AM in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Alliata officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Raley were her son John B. Raley, Jr., her grandsons Michael Pilkerton, Jr., Russell Greenwell, and Bernie Raley, Jr., and her nephews Floyd A. Raley, Jr. and William H. Simpson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Katie Greenwell, Jaime Raley, Ryan Raley and Brooke Raley.
Contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Nursing Center Foundation, P.O. Box 518, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements were provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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|Fay, Bessie Smith
Birth: 1928-12-13 in Savannah, Georgia
|A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 10 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Reese officiating. Interment will follow in Joy Chapel Cemetery, Hollywood, MD.|
Viewing and Visitation will be Monday, December 11, 2006 from 5PM till 8PM with a prayer service at 7PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel.
Bessie Smith Fay, 77, a resident of California, MD died December 7, 2006 at her home from lung cancer. Born December 13, 1928 in Savannah, GA she was the daughter of Stephen P. and Daisy Irene Cline Smith.
Mrs. Fay was born in Savannah, GA and moved to Louisville, KY in the early 1930’s. She graduated from Atherton High School for Girls and received her BS Degree from the University of Louisville in 1951. She worked as a chemist at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company until she moved to the Washington area in 1959. She was employed at the Bureau of the Census as a statistician for the 1960 Census and continued as a system analyst until her retirement in 1988. She was a member of the Hollywood United Methodist Church, NARFE Chapter 969 and the Women of the Moose, Home Chapter.
Her husband Paul H. Fay, passed away in 2003. Surviving are her daughter Karen Matlock, her son in-law Lawrence Matlock, her grandson Brian S. English, his wife Donna English and her great grandsons Nathan and Jacob English.
The family will receive friends on Monday, December 11, 2006 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. 41590 Fenwick St. Leonardtown, MD 20650 where Prayers will be said at 7:00 PM.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Sheldon Reese officiating. Interment will follow in Joy Chapel Cemetery, Hollywood, MD.
Contributions may be made to the Hollywood United Methodist Church for their Children’s Projects, 24422 Mervell Dean Road, P.O. Box 100, Hollywood, MD 20636.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
|Snyder, Warren Richard
Birth: 1923-06-28 in Richfield, Pennsylvania
|Warren Richard Snyder, 83 of Charlotte Hall, Maryland, died December 7, 2006 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.|
He was born on June 28, 1923 in Richfield, PA to the late Raymond and Marie Graybill Snyder.
He was in the United States Navy in 1943 during World War II. He worked as a chemist tech. for the Federal Government.
He was survived by his two daughters; Joan Turner of Lexington Park, MD and Jeanne Smith of Hollywood, MD and one son Jeffrey Snyder of Ft. Wayne, IN, eight grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A sister, Eleanor Snyder of Richfield, PA and a brother, Dale Snyder of Arlington, TX.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Betty Mengil Snyder, a sister Luella Kauffman and a brother Horace “Pat” Snyder.
A funeral Service will be at the George P. Garman Funeral Home, 65 Main Street, Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA 17853. For additional information please contact them at 570-539-2471.
Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
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