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Raley, Burton Benedict
Birth: Tuesday, December 13, 1927 in Callaway, Maryland
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the age of 87
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Burton Benedict (Ben) Raley, 87, of Lexington Park, MD passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Born on December 13, 1927 in Callaway, MD he was the son of the late Rose Marie Price Raley and Harry Hamilton Raley.

Ben was the loving husband of the late Frances (Sissie) Raley, whom he married on April 29, 1965 in Leonardtown, MD and who preceded him in death on May 8, 2003.

Ben is survived by his children: Debbie Abell (Norbert) of Chaptico, MD, David R. Raley (Sally) of Lexington Park, MD, Judy Bean of Great Mills, MD, Lillian M. Raley-Clarke of Great Mills, MD, Betty Jo Tennyson (Donnie) of Ridge, MD, Chuggy Raley (Christina) of Ridge, MD 20 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, daughter in law Le Lee of Hermanville, MD, and sister Marjorie Causey of Prince Frederick, MD.

He was preceded in death by his son Marvin Raley, daughter Darlene Connelly, siblings; Maude Twiss, Joseph Raley, Genevieve Payne, Ralph Raley, Woodrow Raley, Virginia Lewis, and Harry Raley.

Ben graduated from Great Mills High School in 1944 and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD. Ben served in the United States Army from February, 1946 to April 1947, earning the World War II Victory Medal. Ben started working at PAX River in 1943, at the age of 16, on the trash truck. When he retired in 1974, he was the supervisor of the transportation department. After retirement as a civil servant, he worked with his brother Doc running their own carpentry business. After retiring from carpentry, he worked as a tavern operator, retiring in 2005.

Christmas was his favorite holiday. For many years, his house was an extravagant light display for all to see. Family was the most important aspect of his life. Anytime spent with family, was time well spent for him. He loved traveling, cruises and spending time at the lake with Connie. The lake house was where he fed the squirrels and deer, watched the birds, and enjoyed time on the pontoon. Ben enjoyed reading, watching westerns, playing cards and maintaining his yard.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the funeral home chapel with Father Scott Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.

Pallbearers will be: JC Connelly, John Connelly, Eric Wood, Andy Wood, Justin Raley, and Sonie Hubbard. Honorary Pallbearers Dale Abell, Tracy Keen, Melissa Thompson, Becky Griffin, Kathy Wood, Tabatha Bennett, Joshua Hubbard, and Kristine Pomory. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Bell, Diana Lynn
Birth: Tuesday, March 27, 1956
Residence: Hughesville, Maryland
Death: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the age of 59
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Diana Lynn Bell, age 59 of Hughesville, MD, died on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD.

She is the daughter of Bruce Whetzel and Wanda Jean Carr Whetzel and was married to Michael B. Bell.

Friends received on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 5-8PM with a Memorial Service at 7PM at the Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment will be private. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Bissinger, Ethel Louise
Birth: Monday, November 10, 1919
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the age of 95
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Ethel Louise Bissinger, age 95 of Waldorf, MD died on September 24, 2015 at the Morningside House in Waldorf, MD. She was the daughter of Joseph Wrba and Anna Bartels Wrba and was married to Edwin Bissinger. Funeral services and interment will take place at a later date in New York. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Merew, Stanley W.
Birth: Saturday, September 17, 1949 in New Jersey
Residence: Dunkirk, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the age of 66
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Stanley "Stan" W. Merew, 66, of Dunkirk, MD, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Stan was born in New Jersey on September 17, 1949 to Josephine (Jenkins) and Michael Merew.

He was employed as a superintendent in the Carpenter's Union, Local #1590, retiring with over 30 years of service. He enjoyed playing golf, boating, cruising in his Corvette, fishing, crabbing, attending his grandchildren's sporting events and spending time with his family.

He is the beloved husband for over 48 years to Linda C. (Harris) Merew and loving father of Sharon McLaughlin, Rene Vaughn and her husband Troy and Michelle Merew. He is the devoted grandfather to Nathan, Amber and Evan; brother to Mike Merew, Glen Gutridge and Nancy Crockett.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Stan's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036-4104. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

Hood, James Kenneth
Birth: Tuesday, August 30, 1921 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the age of 94
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James Kenneth "Jay" Hood, 94, of Lusby, MD and formerly of District Heights, MD passed away on September 23, 2015 at his residence. Born August 30, 1921 in Big Stone Gap, VA he was the son of the late Worley J. Hood and Cora (Moore) Hood.

Jay served in the U.S. Army from 1942 until 1945, serving in WWII. He retired in 1973 after 30 years as a Steam Engineer for the U.S. Naval Observatory. Jay enjoyed gardening and electronics.

Jay is survived by his children, James E. Hood of Fredericksburg, VA and Robert D. Hood (Susan) of Lusby, MD; grandchildren, Holly Shunk (Christian), Brandon Hood (Lara), Laura Hood, Shauna Simpson (Tommy), Andrew Hood, Annie Brady (Justin); great-grandchildren, Mason Hood, Alyssa Hood, Jack Shunk, Camden Hood, Audrey Shunk and Kinsley Hood; and former daughter-in-law, Juanita Hood. In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey A. Hood whom he married on August 19, 1947 in Washington, DC; and siblings, Earl Winston Hood, Arnold Ralph Hood, Donald Eugene Hood, Kyle Jackson Hood, Betty Jane Souders, Charles Patrick Hood, Alice Nadine Cordani, Richard Lee Hood and Marvin Douglas Hood.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Olivet United Methodist Church, 13575 Olivet Road, Lusby, MD 20657. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O.Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

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