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|Yates, Donald Leon
Birth: 1937-08-10 in Tazewell, Virginia
|Donald Leon Yates, 76 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away peacefully on October 8, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. Don was born August 10, 1937 in Tazewell, VA to the late Levi Jett and Della Mae (Asbury) Yates. He was the ninth of ten children.|
In 1954, he left home to join the United States Air Force. Honorably discharged in 1958, he continued his service to our country through his dual employment at Andrews Air Force Base as an Aircraft Mechanic and USAF Reservist in the 459th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance (CAM) Squadron. He participated in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Urgent Fury. Upon his retirement in 1994, he had attained the Reservist rank of SMSGT and was a flight line supervisor. He was a patriot to his country and extremely proud of his combined 42 years of military service.
On November 10, 1967, he married Dorothy "Joanne" Purdy. Through nearly 46 years of marriage they loved their way through life's joys and challenges. They were blessed with two daughters, Donna and Michele.
Don dearly loved his family and was the happiest when he was with them. He was tremendously proud of his grandchildren and was a loving presence in their lives. He enjoyed playing cards and was a regular at the Charlotte Hall Senior Center Pinochle games. He was a lifelong Washington Redskins fan and enjoyed rooting for the Washington Nationals.
Don is survived by his devoted wife Joanne; daughters, Donna Marie Tucker (Jeff) of Clements, MD and Michele Christine Smith (Kurt) of Mechanicsville, MD; brother, Harry E. Yates of Tazewell, VA; sister, Pearl Harmon of Abingdon, VA; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his adored grandchildren, Megan, Ryan and Hannah Tucker of Clements, MD. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his grandsons, Quinton Joseph and Caleb Leon Smith; brothers, James, Garnett, Jack, Clyde, Woodrow and Roger Yates; and sister, Pauline Toney.
Family will receive friends for Don's Life Celebration on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be conducted by Father John Ball on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Tucker, Kurt Smith, Ryan Tucker, Donald Purdy, Richard Purdy, and Tom Purdy.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|La Rue, Barbara Curley
Birth: 1971-04-18 in Honolulu, Hawaii
|Barbara Curley La Rue, 42 of Leonardtown, MD died October 8, 2013 at her home. Born April 18, 1971 in Honolulu, HI she is the daughter of the late John Francis Curley and Elvy Eliesabeth Curley of Mechanicsville, MD.|
Barbara is a 1989 graduate of Great Mills High School. In 1998 she earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Charles County Community College, La Plata Campus.
On August 16, 1997, she married her beloved husband, William E. "Bill" La Rue III at St. John Regis Catholic Church in Hollywood, MD. Together they had three beautiful sons, who were her pride and joy. She especially enjoyed homeschooling them and spending as much time as possible with them.
She was employed as the Registered Nurse at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for the past 17 years working in the Float Pool to several different units, as a Nursing Supervisor, and most recently as a clinical coordinator. She also enjoyed scrapbooking, event planning, and spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons, Jack Ryan La Rue, Harrison Bradford La Rue, and Benjamin Travis La Rue, all of Leonardtown, MD; her mother Elvy Curley of Mechanicsville, MD, her brother, John Michael Curley and Bonita Russell of Bushwood, MD; her half-sister and brother-in-law, Valerie and Stan Walter of Goose Creek, SC; her mother-in-law, Judy Lane La Rue of Simpsonville, SC; her aunt and uncle Louis and Evelyn Cordina of Charleston, SC; Klaus G. Hentschel of Bogen, Germany and her nephews and niece, Michael Taddeo of CT, SC; Evan and Isabella Cordina of Charleston, SC; and Michael Adam Curley of Bushwood, MD.
She is preceded in death by her father.
Family will receive friends for Barbara's Life Celebration on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 4:00 p.m., in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Raymond Schmidt on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 43927 St. John's Road, Hollywood, MD 20636.
Serving as pallbearers will be John Curley, Phil Corbin, Dan Kinney, Steve McAfee, Shawn Elliott, and James Cannon. Honorary pallbearers will be her nursing colleagues at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Sams, Sharon Marie
Birth: 1983-10-02 in Clinton, Maryland
|Sharon Marie Sams, 30, of La Plata, MD died on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. She was born on October 2, 1983 in Clinton, MD to George R. Sams and Barbara Willingham Culp.|
She is also survived by her children; Hunter Lee Johnson and Hannah Elizabeth Johnson, brothers; William Edward Sams and George Randall Sams, Jr., sisters; Sandra Jean Myers, Mary Ann Bell, and Hailey Anne Sams. She is also survived by many other family members.
Sharon was a homemaker. She graduated from La Plata High School in 2001 and loved her family.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 15, 2013 from 3 to 8 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home La Plata, MD. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 16, 2013 at 11 AM. Interment to follow in the Trinity Memorial Gardens Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Kay, Doris Maria
|Doris Maria Kay of Cobb Island, MD died on October 8, 2013 at Charles County Hospice House. She was 82 years old.|
Doris was a Restaurant Owner/Restaurateur for 60 plus years.
Funeral services are private.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Petrillo, Roberta Lee
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