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|Hancock, Betty Jane
Birth: 1940-04-15 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
|On Saturday, September 27, 2014 Betty passed. Betty Jane Hancock was welcomed in to this world by her mother, Hazel Virginia Saum, her father Marvin Edward Stickley, and her older brother Fred Junior Stickley on April 15, 1940 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia along with her twin brother Bobby Jean Stickley who was born 9 minutes before. She waited for no one as she decided to make her entrance into this world right at home. Some years later she moved to Washington D.C with the family where she went to school and graduated. |
Betty then got married in 1958 to Joseph Earl Hancock and started their family shortly after. In December of 1959, Betty and Joseph had their first bundle of joy, Virginia Ann Hancock. Shortly after Virginia was born, Betty's mother, Hazel moved in with them and Betty took care of her until the end. In September of 1962, they welcomed in their only son Joseph Earl Hancock Jr. They were not stopping there. In April of 1966 another daughter, Sheila Marie Hancock, was born. Very shortly, only 11 months later in April of 1967, Mary Annette Hancock was born 2 months early at a shocking 2 pounds. That didn't stop her, she knew her family was strong and could handle it all. Her last baby girl was born in January of 1970, Georgia Lynn Hancock. During all these years, she not only, cared for and loved all her children, but also worked a full-time job at GEICO, where she retired after 30 years of hard work and dedication.
Betty lost her mother to Cancer in 1982. Betty's husband passed away in 1989 due to Cancer as well. Betty moved back to her birth home in Virginia for a few years, where she decided to go back to work. She was always on the go and so the retail world was perfect for her, as she started her career at Walmart in Virginia.
All of her children were growing fast and starting families of there own, Betty realized she was too far away and decided to move with her youngest daughter, Georgia to Dunkirk, Maryland where she continued her career at Walmart making lots of friends along the way. On March 2, 1996, Betty met the man of her dreams, Wayne Varner. They started their love journey at North Beach, where Betty loved to spend her free time looking for sharks teeth. Betty would take all of her grandchildren to the beach year-round to assist her in adding to her sharks tooth collection.
In 1999, Betty was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, but knew this wouldn't stop her. She fought hard through that journey and made her way to a breast cancer survivor. Betty lost both of her loving brothers to natural causes, but the strength she had was amazing, she always kept her head up no matter what. She found the positive in everything.
Betty loved her family more than anything in this world. She had 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren whom all loved her dearly. She also had a dog named Scooter, whom she would say she loved more than her children and grandchildren. Scooter was her baby. Whenever she wasn't around he wouldn't eat or sleep until she returned. Scooter passed away earlier this year. When Betty said it was time for her to enjoy the beach more often, watch her soaps each day, and play her computer games she decided to retire for a second time from Walmart, where she gained many friends.
Betty's personality made everyone want to be in her presence. She was strong, funny, and had no problem telling anyone how she really felt. When it came to the Holiday's, Betty was the biggest kid around. She was the one waking everyone up at 4 in the morning letting them know that Santa came! She loved Holiday's not only for the fun and presents, but for bringing the family together.
In November of 2013 she started another battle with cancer, this time bile duct cancer. She kept such a positive attitude saying, "I beat cancer once, I can beat it again!" and "No one is taking me out of this world until I am ready!" Betty fought hard on this journey with chemo and radiation and it kept fighting back. As the cancer got worse, she still fought hard. Still laughing and enjoying life to the absolute fullest. Hospice took over June 19, 2014, once the chemo and radiation were no longer helping. She kept on fighting. Betty lost her only son to complications August 21, 2014, where she stated the worst feeling anyone could have is to lose a child.
On Saturday, September 27, 2014, Betty waited to be surrounded by the love and support of all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren holding hands in Prayer, to take her last breath peacefully and start her pain free journey walking with God.
Visitation in Chapel
Saturday, October 4, 2014
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Fort Lincoln Funeral Home
Saturday, October 4, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fort Lincoln Funeral Home
|Pinno, Edward George
Birth: 1928-02-17 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
|Edward George Pinno, 86, of Great Mills passed away on September 26, 2014 at the University of MD Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Born February 17, 1928 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin he was the son of Margaret and Edward E. Pinno. He was the youngest of four children, all who preceded him in death: Carroll Snyder, Eva Logan, and Gladys Schumacher.|
He was married to Lillian (Mead) Pinno June 12, 1954 who preceded him in death. He is survived by Alma D. Pinno whom he married June 9, 1989. He is also survived by his five children: Krista Greenwell of Brunswick ,MD , Erin Pinno of Great Mills, Roger Pinno (DeAnna) of Hollywood, Bonnie McGee(Kevin) of Summerville ,SC and Keith Pinno (Debbie) of Charleston ,SC, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Surviving step children are Dickie Norris of Texas, Carol Coombs and Roy Norris of Great Mills, Virginia Pilkerton (Jay) of Hollywood, Debra Norris of Park Hall, and Paul Norris (Sarah) of St. Mary’s City, 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Ed joined the US Navy in 1946 and was stationed at Patuxent River Naval Air Station and aboard the USS Little Rock. After attending business college, he returned to PatuxentRiver where he was employed at Public Works/ Supply until his retirement in 1983. He also worked part time during the 1960’s at The Deli which was then located on Great Mills Road near Midway Drive.
Many will remember him as “Mr. Ed” who liked to ply everyone he met with 20 questions. He was the family’s human GPS and enjoyed travel with many of his destinations reflective of his love of history. Ed was an avid sports fan and followed the Packers, Notre Dame, the Atlanta Braves (Chipper Jones) and the Orangemen of Syracuse. Other hobbies included music, bird watching, reading, gardening, coin and stamp collecting, and watching Bill O’Reilly and Huckabee on TV. He supported many charities including the local food bank and was instrumental in getting a pool for the Great Mills community. He was a member of HolyFaceChurch and the American Legion in Lusby. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
The family will receive friends on September 30 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad or a special interest charity in Ed’s name. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home,P.A., Leonardtown,MD.
|Turner, Bradley Alfred
Birth: 1958-12-18 in Adrian, Michigan
|Bradley A. Turner, age 55, of Lusby, Maryland and formerly of Greenbush, Michigan, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014. Brad was born on December 18, 1958 to Elouise and Jerry Waldon Turner in Adrian, MI. |
Brad grew up on the shores of Lake Huron boating, snowmobiling, and hunting. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and spent 22 years as a Navy Pilot. After retirement he continued to work for the Navy as a civilian.
He was a devoted husband and father. He was an avid sailor, outdoorsman, and photographer. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Shirley Turner, and his three children, Lindsey Turner, Brittany (Jason) Alt, and Matthew Turner. He is also survived by his mother Elouise Turner, his sister Kimberly Cousineau, and his brother Dennis (MaryGrace) Emerson. He also leaves behind two nieces and six nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Jerry W. Turner. He will be deeply missed by his friends and extended family.
There will be a memorial service at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 4, at Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD. Donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90254 www.pancan.org. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
Birth: 1919-02-02 in Navarre, Ohio
|Maxine Nye, 95, of Leonardtown, MD passed away September 26, 2014 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born February 2, 1919 in Navarre, Ohio she is the daughter of the late John Edwards and Helen Hoagland.|
Maxine attended Miami of Ohio College and earned a Master's Degree from Columbia University in New York. She began her career in education, teaching Biology in Burgundy Farms Country Days School in Alexandria, VA and George Mason High School in Falls Church, VA. After relocating to Southern Maryland, she was a para educator at Seven Gables School in Town Creek. She left education and started Maxine Realty in Lexington Park, MD, and later joined Durkin's Realty. With over 30 years of dedicated service in real estate she retired in 2005.
Maxine was driven and passionate in everything she did. She had a fulfilling and exciting life attending many social functions, including the White House. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed anthropology, travelling and had a deep appreciate for wildlife, especially wolves.
Maxine is survived by her children, Peter Ropshaw (Paula) of Ridge, MD, Paul Ropshaw (Kathy) of Houston, TX; her grandchildren, Cindy O'Casey of Haymarket, VA, Cade Ropshaw of Las Vegas, NV, Chase Ropshaw and Max Ropshaw of Houston, TX; and her great grandson, Sullivan Massie of Las Vegas, NV. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Fernando Eugene Ropshaw; her son, Ted Ropshaw and her siblings, Ted Edwards, James Edwards, and John Edwards.
Family will receive friends for Maxine's Life Celebration on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 6:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be held at a later date in Navarre, OH.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, please call 1-800-822-9919 to make a memorial contribution in memory of Maxine Nye. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Warhurst, John Grady
Birth: 1971-09-01 in Washington, D.C.
|John Grady Warhurst, 43, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014. He was born in Washington, DC, the son of Grady T. and Patricia Ann (Jordan) Warhurst. He was married to Aimee B. (Forshee) Warhurst. They celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary in January.|
He retired from the Prince Georges County Police Department as a Lieutenant after serving 21 years. He was also active in both the Glendale VFD and Marlboro VFD for 22 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, travel, country music, and spending time with his family. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Police work was his life. He was very dedicated and loved helping people.
Along with his wife and parents he is survived by three children, Laura Ashley, Daniel Grady, and Jordan Lynne Warhurst, two sisters, Karen Marie Warhurst and Judy Kathleen Russell, a brother Michael Terry Warhurst and his dog Cody.
In lieu of flowers, a trust has been set up for John’s daughter at: Prince Georges Community Federal Credit Union, Trust Account for Jordan Warhurst, 9201 Basil Court, Largo, MD 20774, Acct # 140693-04. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
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