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|Simpson, Stephen Augustus
Birth: 1934-12-08 in Washington, D.C.
|Stephen Augustus Simpson (Steve), 78, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away September 7, 2013 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. Born December 8, 1934 in Washington, DC, he was the son of Augustine L. Simpson and Ruby Mavars Simpson. |
Steve served in the U.S. Navy and then worked for many years as a Chief Engineer for Safeway at their Ice Cream Plant.
Steve enjoyed fishing, waterfowl, duck carving shows, taking care of his yard and doing home improvements. He was involved with Little League and Youth Football in the Southern Maryland region.
Predeceased by his parents.
Steve is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons Wayne A. Simpson of Cary, NC and Chris L. Simpson (Nicole) of Hollywood, MD, his grandson, Austin "AJ" J. Simpson and brother, Charles H. Simpson of Spotsylvania, VA.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 2:00-4:00p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:00a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Stephen's name to the American Lung Association www.lung.org.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Brown, Melvin Wayne, Jr.
Birth: 1982-07-11 in Prince George’s County, Maryland
|Melvin Wayne Brown, Jr. (Age 31) of La Plata, Maryland.|
Suddenly on September 7, 2013, Melvin “Silkk” Brown Jr. was called home where he now has eternal rest. Silkk, as he was affectionately known by everyone, was born in Prince Georges County, Maryland, on July 11, 1982 to Brenda “Penny” Adams and the late Melvin Wayne Brown Sr.
Melvin was joined in holy matrimony on April 4, 2009 to Tiffany S. Rosier.
Melvin was educated in the Charles County Public School system and attended Henry E. Lackey High School, in Indian Head, Maryland. While attending High school he played Varsity football. For numerous years, Melvin was employed at A-Whisco Moving Company.
In addition to his father, Melvin W. Brown Sr., he was preceded in death by his grandparents, James W. Brown and Mary R. Dunmore Harrison.
Left to cherish fond memories are his three children, Amari, Mariah and Melvin W. Brown III; mother, Brenda “Penny” Adams; brother, Tevin M. Campbell; grandmother, Gladys C. Adams; maternal uncles, Jimmy, Cecil, Joseph, Kenny, Charlie, Joe, Lonnie and Jeffery Adams; maternal special aunt, Joyce Berry; paternal uncles, Calvin, George, Charles Cooper and William Brown; paternal aunts, Doris Cooper- Fountaine, Agnes Keys and Veronica Lewis; special step-father, Kevin L. Campbell; special friend, Denemiah “Puka “ Keys and a host of cousins, especially the Brown/Cooper Men, other relatives and friends.
Viewing, 9am until time of service 11am, Monday September 16, 2013 in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A. 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland 20640. Interment, St. Catherine’s Church Cemetery, 7865 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco (Mc Conchie), Maryland 20677.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Johnson, Eva Elizabeth
Birth: 1925-02-13 in Kulpmont, Pennsylvania
|Eva Elizabeth Johnson, 88 of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on September 6, 2013 in Leonardtown, MD. Born February 13, 1925 in Kulpmont, PA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Graves Diehl. |
Eva was the wife of the late Elmer A. Johnson whom she married on April 28, 1948 in Patuxent River, MD.
She is survived by her children; Robert E. (Pat) Johnson, and Glenda C. (Larry) Hill both of Mechanicsville, MD and Deborah J. (Glenn) Garner of Hollywood, MD, grandchildren; Kimberly Johnson , Brady (Reggie) Berry both of Mechanicsville, MD, Matthew (Anna) Hill of Milton, DE, Lindsey (Jamie) Byroads of Elkridge, MD, Kyle (Jenn) Garner of Saxton, PA, and Korey (Lauren) Garner of California, MD, great-grandchildren; Devin, Rylee, Kate, Ben, Madeline, Jasmine, Jerzie, Lyric, London, Jax, and Jace, also survived by her devoted caregiver Jackie Persaud.
In addition to her parents and husband Eva was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Sheri Johnson, and brother, Edward Diehl.
Mrs. Johnson graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1943. She was a Supply Clerk for NAS. Patuxent River, MD for 30 years, retiring in 1985. Eva enjoyed camping with family and friends and going to church.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 9, 2013 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with prayers recited at 7:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:30Am in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mechanicsville, MD with Pastor Ann Strickler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Matthew Hill, Kyle Garner, Korey Garner, Reggie Berry, James Byroads, and David Diehl.
Memorial contributions may be to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and/or Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Crispin, Ann Carol
Birth: 1950-04-05 in Stamford, Connecticut
|Ann Carol Crispin was born in Stamford, Connecticut on April 5, 1950. She is the daughter of George Arthur Tickell and Eleanor Hope Hooker. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature in 1972.|
Ms. Crispin, who wrote under the name A.C. Crispin, was a New York Times bestselling author who was recently named the 2013 Grandmaster by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. She wrote prolifically in many different tie-in universes, and was a master at filling in the histories of beloved TV and movie characters. Over the years, she became the unofficial “Queen of Backstory.”
She began publishing in 1983 with the Star Trek novel Yesterday’s Son, written in her spare time while working for the US Census Bureau. Shortly thereafter, Tor Books commissioned her to write what is perhaps still her most widely read work, the 1984 novelization of the television miniseries, V, which sold more than a million copies. She went on to collaborate on two more books in the V series, East Coast Crisis with Howard Weinstein, and Death Tide with Deborah Marshall.
For Star Wars, she wrote the bestselling Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn, which tell the story of Han Solo from his early years right up to the moment he walks into the cantina in Star Wars: A New Hope. She wrote three other bestselling Star Trek novels: Time for Yesterday, The Eyes of the Beholders and Sarek.
Crispin and noted author Andre Norton wrote two Witch World novels together, Gryphon's Eyrie and Songsmith. Ann Crispin and Andre Norton were friends for nearly 30 years. Ms. Norton was the first woman to be declared a Grand Master in the field of science fiction and fantasy by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). Andre Norton's passing brought increasing demand for her works, but a legal battle has tied up the rights to her collaborations with Ms. Crispin.
A.C. Crispin was active in SFWA since soon after joining the organization in 1983. She served as Eastern Regional Director for almost 10 years, and then served as Vice President for two terms. Ms. Crispin was a fierce advocate for writers. She and author Victoria Strauss created and co-chaired SFWA's "scam watchdog" committee, Writer Beware, in 1998. Crispin still serves as the Chair. Writer Beware is the only professionally sponsored group that warns aspiring writers about scam agents and fraudulent publishers that infest the internet. Crispin and Strauss have assisted law enforcement in bringing several of these con artists to justice.
Ms. Crispin didn’t confine herself to writing media-related fiction. Much of her work was in her own original universes. Her major original science fiction undertaking is the StarBridge series for Berkley/Putnam. These books, written solo or in collaboration, centered around a school for young diplomats, translators and explorers, both alien and human, located on an asteroid far from Earth. Series titles are: StarBridge, Silent Dances, Shadow World, Serpent's Gift, Silent Songs, Voices of Chaos, and Ancestor's World. They have all recently been re-issued as ebooks and will soon have audio book editions.
StarBridge Book One was placed on the American Library Association's Young Adult Services Division's list of Best Books of 1991, and Silent Dances (Book Two, co-authored with Kathleen O'Malley) made the 1991 Preliminary ballot for the Nebula, the award given by SFWA for outstanding writing. Serpent's Gift (Book Four, with Deborah A. Marshall) was placed on the 1993 Recommended Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. Book Five, Silent Songs (also written with Kathleen O'Malley) was nominated for the A.L.A Young Adults "Best Books" list.
A.C. Crispin's newest original book is the fantasy stand-alone book The Exiles of Boq'urain, Storms of Destiny. Her newest “backstory” is Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom and is a prologue to the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean films released by Disney. In it, Ms. Crispin told the story of how Disney’s most famous buccaneer became the man we meet in the first PoTC film. A YA novel, Time Horse, will be released posthumously.
Ms. Crispin taught many writing workshops since becoming a full time professional in 1983. Her teaching credits include a semester-long "Writing for Profit" course at Charles County Community College, two two-day writing workshops for Harrisburg Area Community College, a two-day writing seminar at Towson State University, and numerous mini-workshops at science-fiction and Star Trek conventions, where she was a frequent guest. She taught a writing course at Anne Arundel Community College and was the writing teacher in residence at Dragoncon in from 2005 to 2011.
Ms. Crispin is survived by her son, Jason Paul Crispin, her spouse, Michael Capobianco, a sister, Faith Treadwell, and mother, Eleanor Hope Tickell.
There will be a Memorial Service at a later date and time at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, MD 20603.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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