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|Fenwick, Russell Allen
Birth: 1934-07-20 in Pearson, Maryland
|Russell Allen Fenwick, 79, of Lexington Park, MD departed this life on November 23, 2013 at Chesapeake Shores Nursing home in Great Mills, MD. Russell was born on July 20, 1934 in Pearson, MD to the late Allen C. Fenwick and Catherine D. Barnes.|
The oldest of three children, he attended St. Mary's County Public Schools for a time, but left at an early age to help his father work the family farm. Russell, a superb auto mechanic was employed for 22 years at Texaco Service Station in Lexington Park, and later at Bob's Automotive Center, also in Lexington Park. After leaving Bob's Automotive Center he started his own truck hauling business from which he retired in 1990.
Russell could not stand to be idle and he was at his happiest when he was working outdoors grooming his property, working on his, or someone else's car, or simply tinkering around. If something was broken he could most certainly fix it. Anyone visiting his home was welcome (and expected) to share a meal; there was always "a plenty." His wife whom he affectionately called "Baby" knew the drill and prepared accordingly. Russell had style and was known as a sharp dresser. But more importantly, he was always willing to lend a helping hand and was called on frequently by family and friends. But he didn't mind - this is how he lived.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Helena; five step-children, Salaam (Mary) Rahim of Baltimore, MD, Derrik Ballard of Lexington Park, MD, Angela (Huston) Matthews of Fort Washington, MD, Jeffrey Ballard of Clovis, NM, and Beverly Ballard of Lexington Park, MD; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; his brother, James Fenwick of District Heights, MD; his sister, Teresa Singleton of Newton, NC; his aunt, Christine Price of Mechanicsville, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Family will receive friends on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 16922 St. Peter Claver Road, St. Inigoes, MD 20684. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Scott Woods at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Southern Maryland Office, 10665 Stanhaven Place, Suite 205D, White Plains, MD 20695.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Smith, James William, Sr.
Birth: 1940-02-24 in St. Mary’s County, Maryland
|James William Smith, Sr., 73 of Dameron, MD was called Home by God, his beloved son, on Saturday, November 23, 2013. James made his peaceful exit to be with his King. James, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Smith was born in St. Mary’s County Maryland on February 24, 1940. |
He was raised in a Christian home and was a lifetime faithful member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, where he served as a Trustee member for 13 years. If you needed to locate him in the church, you knew exactly where to find him; on the left, in the middle, third pew from the back.
James attended St. Mary’s County Public Schools. After school, he started working as a bricklayer and an oysterman. James accomplished a 30-year career at St. Mary’s College; retiring in 2004.
James married Mary Cecilia Clinton on January 27, 1962 and from this union were four children which he cherished dearly. He loved his family and enjoyed the time they spent together, especially when the grandchildren came around. He loved to make them laugh by teasing them to no end and only he could get away with that “because he was their “Pop PoP” and they knew how much he loved them.
James also enjoyed working outdoors. You could find him mowing the lawn, trimming hedges and just being an all around handyman. He also enjoyed providing transportation for his friends and family. You could always rely on him for a ride. Some of his favorite TV shows were Jerry Springer, Young and the Restless and The Price is Right. He was a great lover of comedy and many court shows.
James leaves to cherish his memory to his devoted loving wife of 51 years, Mary Cecilia; one daughter, Nancy Thompson, Waldorf, MD; two sons, James Smith, Jr. (Jimmy) of Beachville, MD and Dan Smith of Hollywood, MD; one brother, Joseph Smith (Helen) of Lexington Park, MD; two sisters, Alice Smith (John) of Baltimore, MD and Juliet Young of Baltimore, MD; one uncle, Leonard Shubrooks; four aunts, Catherine Chisley, Margaret Kelly, Christine Fenwick and Agnes Thomas; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Clinton (Helen) and Charles Green; five sisters-in-law, Hilda and Linda Green, Delores Greene (William), Nettie Ball and Betty White (Louie); 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and loving friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Patricia Smith; one brother, Robert Smith and one sister, Estelle Covington.
James was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be truly missed but not forgotten.
Family will unite with friends on Saturday, November 30, 2013 for visitation at 10 am until service at 11 am at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 17412 Mt. Zion Church Road, St. Inigoes,
MD. Interment to follow at the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Mechanicsville, MD.
|Unkle, Pye Vincent
Birth: 1933-02-01 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Pye Vincent “Mann” Unkle, 80, of Great Mills passed away on November 22, 2013 in Callaway, MD. Born on February 1, 1933 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the loving son of the late William Pye and Bernice Vincent Unkle. |
Pye was the loving husband of the late Margaret Unkle, whom he married on November 29, 1958 in Immaculate Heart of Mary in Lexington Park, MD, and who preceded him in death in February, 2006.
Mann is survived by his children; June Maher (Dennis), Terri Verbic-Boggs (Steve) both of Lexington Park, MD., Debbie Rice of Mooresville, NC., Robert Rice, Timothy Unkle, Mark Unkle (Claudia),Tony Unkle all of Callaway, MD, 15 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son Patrick Rice.
Mann graduated from Great Mills High School in 1948 and was a lifelong St. Mary’s County resident. He worked in Civil Service as an Airplane Test Mechanic for Patuxent River Naval Air Station retiring in 1988 after 37 years, he also was a school bus contractor for St. Mary’s County Public Schools from 1976 to 2012.
Mann enjoyed gardening, he was a county music and redskins fan, and was a history buff, who loved to read books or watch movies about world wars and presidents. . He was a member of the Elks, and he was a talented musician who had his own country music band “Mann Unkle and the Versatileo” for over 35 years. He will always be remembered by friends and family for his funny stories and wit. The “gift of Gab” he truly possessed.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 25, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Holy Face Catholic Church, Great Mills, MD with Father Joseph Calis officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers: Timothy J. Unkle, Jr., Jody Yertman, Brian Verbic, Todd Rice, Jamie Yertman, Jason Verbic, and Stephen Rice.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD, and/or Lexington Park Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Bridgett, Francis Edward
Birth: 1938-04-16 in Dentsville, Maryland
|Francis "Eddie" Edward Bridgett, 75, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on November 22, 2013 at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. He was born on April 16, 1938 in Dentsville, Maryland to the late Thornton Bridgett and the late Olive Harrison Bridgett of Charles County, Maryland.|
Eddie married Helen Marie Welsh on December 16, 1969.
He worked as a foreman for Penn Line Tree Service.
He spent time in his yard cutting grass and chopping wood. He was known for his big smile and soft voice. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved children and grandchildren, and browsing estate sales with his daughter. Eddie was always available if someone needed help. He will be very much missed and always remembered.
In addition to his parents, Eddie was predeceased by one of his daughters, Helen Elaine Bridgett; one of his brothers, Thornton Bridgett, Jr. and one of his sisters, Virginia Corn.
Eddie is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Helen Marie Bridgett of Mechanicsville, MD; son, Francis Wayne Bridgett of Mechanicsville, MD; daughter, Sharon Marie Bridgett of Mechanicsville, MD; brothers, Lester, Calvin, and Lewis Bridgett; sister, Ella Mae Kernozek; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and his godchild, Debbie Sue.
Family and friends will be received for Eddie's Life Celebration on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will begin at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, here at funeral home. Rev. James Chance will officiate. Interment will follow to Christ Church-Wayside, 13050 Rock Point Rd, Newburg, Maryland. Pallbearers will be Barry Guy, Casey Bridgett, Brian Goodrich, Tommy Bridgett, Edward Murphy, and Happy Wathen.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.
|Mecum, Delores J.
Birth: 1938-11-01 in Marion, Illinois
|Delores “Dee” J. Edwards Mecum, 75, of Owings, MD formerly from Mechanicsville, MD passed away on November 22, 2013 in Prince Frederick, MD. Born on November 1, 1938 in Marion, IL she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Thelma Sweeney Cronkite Edwards. |
Delores was the loving wife of Harrell Burton Mecum whom she married on May 4, 1963 and who preceded her in death on April 7, 1990. Delores is preceded in death by her brother Dennis Edwards of Marion, IL.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Pallbearers; Carlton Wood, Jerry White, Craig Wood, Lydia Woof, and Carolyn Miller.
Arrangements provided by Matingely-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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