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|Morgan, Carroll Henry
Birth: 1945-12-17 in Washington, D.C.
|Carroll Henry Morgan, 68, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD. He was born on December 17, 1945 in Washington, D.C. He was the son of the late Benjamin Henry Morgan and the late Doris Virginia Flaherty.|
Carroll was a partner with Bobby Coffren, his lifetime best friend, in Tri-Star Construction in Mechanicsville, MD.
He enjoyed hunting, racing cars and especially spending time with his family.
Carroll was predeceased by his parents and his son, Mark H. Morgan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Miller Morgan; stepchildren, Patricia Eagle, Christina Priolo, James Murphy, Jr. and Kevin Murphy; brothers, Benjamin F. Morgan (Barbara Ann), James T. Morgan; sisters, Barbara A. Morgan, Patricia C. Morgan and niece, Teresa Purdie; also 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made in Carroll's name to American Heart Association, 217 E. Redwood St., 23rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Neal, James Walter
Birth: 1940-05-29 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|James Walter Neal, 73, of Hollywood, Maryland peacefully departed this life on February 5, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 29, 1940 to the late Frank P. Neal and Mary Estelle Neal in Leonardtown, Maryland. |
“Walt” is survived by his wife Ella whom he married 50 years ago in the District of Columbia. Their union produced two children, Joyce Neal of Chaptico and Jay Neal (Caroline) of Owings, Maryland and five grandchildren (Sydey, Rian, Mekhi, Grant, and Jada).
He was preceded in death by his brother John Neal, and leaves two siblings Alice Showell and George Neal with a lifetime of memories to cherish.
Walt graduated from Banneker in 1959 and attended Morgan State College. He served his country for 3 years in the Army from 1961- 1964. While in the Army he was a member of the Ballistic Research Team that was charged with investigating John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
Walt was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s county and dedicated himself to serving the community. In the mid 1960’s he became one of the first African Americans to become a member of the volunteer rescue squad. He continued to serve in that role until his illness. He was an employee of St. Mary’s Hospital for some 47 years where he was known not only for his meticulous work and attention to detail, but for his easy going smile and soft spoken manner.
He held many appointments to various boards and commissions over the many years which included the St. Mary’s Hospital Board of Directors, the Building Committee for the Carter Building, the Extension Service Advisory Board, the St. Mary’s Hospital Renovation Committee, the St. Mary’s County Board of Social Services, the Fair Board, and the Agricultural Land Preservation Committee.
He participated in numerous Christmas in April projects. Many neighbors benefitted from his generous spirit when he would push snow and clear driveways refusing to accept any type of payment. He took pride in his garden and shared the fruits of his labor with friends and family alike. He was constantly improving and perfecting his wine making skills.
When not working, he avidly pursued other hobbies. He grew up farming and love of the land never left him. A local historian in his own way and an avid photographer, Walt collected a series of his own photographs from the 1970’s to make a slide show collection documenting tobacco growing in Southern Maryland.
Joining the Southern Maryland Antique Power Association gave him an outlet to express his enjoyment of old tractors with like other minded enthusiasts and allowed him the ability to greatly expand his tractor collection. He was the founder of the tractor parade in Leonardtown, MD.
His happiest times were spent with his five grandchildren. He relished any opportunity to spend time with them.
The family will receive friends on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM followed by Rescue Squad prayers at 7:15 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD with Father David Beaubien officiating, con celebrating Father Rory Conley. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers; Jay Neal, John Neal, Paul White, Treavor Rose, John Thompson, and Henry Johnson.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, and/or the Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Coontz, Steven Edward
|Steven Edward Coontz, 53, of Lusby passed away February 5, 2014 in Prince Frederick. He was born January 6, 1961 in Washington D.C. to Jimmie and Frances (Elza) Coontz.|
Steven is survived by a son Bradley Coontz of Chesapeake Beach, a daughter Arlena Miller of Huntingtown, and his parents Frances and Jimmie Coontz of Fairmont, West Virginia. Also surviving are a grandson Matthew Pickeral, sisters Stephanie Boothe of Owings, Tina Nickless of Lexington Park, and Cathy Taylor of Georgia, brothers Mark Coontz, Sr., of St. Mary's County, and Michael Coontz of Prince Frederick, his beloved dog Lacy, and many nieces and nephews.
Steven was preceded in death by a brother Johnny Coontz.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Penny, Royce Lionel
Birth: 1959-07-17 in Washington, D.C.
|Penny, Royce Lionel (Age 54) of Indian Head, Maryland.|
Royce Lionel Penny was born at 12:23 p.m. on July 17, 1959 at Freedmen’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. He entered into eternal rest on February 5, 2014 at 6:58 a.m. at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Royce grew up in Indian Head, Maryland. He attended Charles County Public Schools, graduating from Lackey High School in 1977. After graduating, Royce enlisted in the United States Navy touring the Persian Gulf War. He served his country for 12 years. During his tenure he received an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Grenada), Navy Expeditionary Medal (Lebanon), Navy Unit Commendation and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
After serving his country, he went to work for the federal government as a civilian at the Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, Florida. Upon his death, he was employed as a Night Desk Clerk at the Super 8 Motel in Indian Head, Maryland.
He was a faithful member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Indian Head, Maryland.
Royce enjoyed fishing, sports, cycling and playing poker with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beautiful daughter, Andrea’ Phylana Lancelin Penny (monk-monk); his oldest brother, Joseph Penny Jr., and his youngest brother, Phillip Leon Penny.
Left to cherish his memories are his parents, Renetta and Joseph Oliver Penny, Sr.; a son, Lamar Dunnington; three grandchildren; three sisters, Theresa Penny, Janice Harris and Jackie Marcus; a brother-in-law, Arthur (Chucky) Harris; a life-long friend, Sandra Lanceslin, four aunts, three uncles, four nieces, three nephews and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Viewing, 9am until Mass of Christian Burial, 11am, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 30 Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, Maryland 20640.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Liles, Carol Gene
Birth: 1944-12-02 in Petersburg, Virginia
|Carol Gene (Spain) Liles passed away February 5th, 2014, at the Hospice House in Callaway, Maryland. Born on December 2, 1944, she was the daughter of Mary Emma White and Hubert Madison Spain who are deceased. She was born in Petersburg, Virginia and is survived by her remaining sister, Mary Betty Spain Perkinson. |
She was preceded in death by her sisters Virginia Spain Sheeley and Vivian Belle Spain Roach. She was the loving wife of the former pastor of Callaway Baptist Church, Rev. David Liles who passed away in 2010. She was also preceded in death by her other husbands, Robert Turner (1982) and Albert Thurston (1992).
Carol Gene Liles graduated from high school. She worked for the Peterson Police Department for many years and later became a Certified Nursing Assistant to work at the McGuire Veterans’ Hospital.
Carol Gene Liles was always active with her local Baptist churches. Most recently, she and her late husband was involved in mission work in the poorer parts of the Appalachian communities. Carol Gene and her husband were also instrumental in working with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in providing free tax preparation services to county residents in at least two locations.
Callaway Baptist Church will receive friends and family at Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 10:00 AM. This will be followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Daniel L. Moore officiating. Interment will be private and scheduled at another date in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Chesterfield, Virginia.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Saint Mary’s County, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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