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|Bailey, William Scott, Sr.
|William Scott “Bill” Bailey, Sr. of Compton, Maryland passed on March 17, 2013. Born on December 11, 1927, he attended Margaret Brent Middle School and in 1946 was drafted into the Army where he served a tour of duty in Japan. |
In 1949, he wed the former Hilda Ann “Boots” Lee of Compton, Maryland at St. Francis Xavier’s Church in Compton Md.
In 1950, Mr. Bailey joined his father in running Bailey’s Snack Bar located adjacent to the New Theater in Leonardtown. Bill moved the restaurant to a larger building in 1957 across from the First National Bank and expanded the business on the site where the famed old St. Mary’s Hotel once stood. Bill, with his wife Boots, successfully operated “Bailey’s Restaurant” for many years.
In February 1970, Mr. Bailey stopped to help a stranded motorist during a snowstorm when another car went into a skid and struck him standing on the side of the road. He was in a body cast for months and while he mostly recovered, he was unable to continue running his restaurant due to mobility issues. While recuperating, Mr. Bailey attended classes at the St. Mary’s Technical Center and through strong-willed determination learned a new trade to start an entirely new business “Bill’s Interiors and Upholstery.”
About a dozen years later, in 1985, he and his wife were able to retire to their waterfront home, enjoying their children and grandchildren, performing volunteer work with seniors (taxes and Medicare issues), and engaging in various leisure activities such as fishing, crabbing, hunting, gardening and yard work.
Preceded in death by his parents Marion Rae Maddox and John Louis Bailey Sr., his brother John Louis “Junior” Bailey Jr., and his sister Patricia “Patsy” Spalding.
Mr. Bailey is survived by his sister Shirley Alvey of Hollywood; and Hilda Ann “Boots” his wife of 64 year; three children: Marsha Barton (John), William “Will” Bailey Jr, (Eleanor Ann), and Debra Jo Jennings (Vaughn);seven grandchildren: Michelle Warren (Matthew), Melissa Thompson (Jeffrey ), Jason Bailey, Allison Barton, Travis, Nicole, and Courtney Jennings; and four great grandchildren: Mason and Miles Warren, and, Avery and Everett Thompson.
The family will receive friends and family on Thursday March 21st at the Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home from 5 to 8 PM, with prayers at 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 22nd at 10 AM at St.Francis Xavier Church, Compton, Maryland. Pallbearers will be Jason Bailey, Travis Jennings, Jeffery Thompson, Matthew Warren, Ray Bailey and Bunky Taylor. Interment will follow at the Charles Memorial Gardens in Leonardtown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad P.O. Box 79 Hollywood, MD 20636.
Arrangements provided by Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Thomas, Betty Ann
Birth: 1939-05-28 in Bryantown, Maryland
|Thomas, Betty Ann Thompson (Age 73) of Marbury, Maryland.|
Peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at her home in Marbury, Maryland at the age of 73 and surrounded by her loving family, Betty Ann Thompson Thomas transitioned into eternal life.
She was born May 28, 1939 in Bryantown, Maryland to the late James Roy Thompson and Frances Irene Savoy Thompson.
Betty worked for and retired from the Ft. Washington Rehabilitation Center as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Lionel A. Thomas.
Betty leaves to mourn her husband of 56 years, Harold F. Thomas, Sr.; 5 daughters, Margaret (Denise), Linda Gray (DeWayne), Gale Thomas, Barbara Thomas and Jean M. Smoot (Gregory); 1 son, Harold F. Thomas, Jr.; grandchildren, Meya, Devin, Shira, JaNene, Candace, Lanelle, Lamont, Claytron, Raven and De’Shunae; great grandchildren, Taleya, Terrod, Janiyah, Sha’ dai and Josiah.
Betty is also survived by 5 sisters, Eunice (Sam), Juanita, Ruth, Tessa (Thomas) and Wanda (Thomas) and 2 brothers, Billy and Roy (Cecelia).
Viewing, 9am until time of Service, 11am, Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5560 Pleasant Grove Road, Marbury, Maryland. Interment, Church Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to Charles County Hospice House, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20603 or Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Holly, John Leroy
Birth: 1930-07-21 in Clements, Maryland
|John Leroy Holly, 82, of Mechanicsville, MD died March 17, 2013 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD. Born July 21, 1930 in Clements, MD, he was the son of the late Louis C. Holly and Mary Beatrice Fredrick Holly.|
Leroy was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County. He was married to his late wife, Rose E. "Honey" Bankins Holly for 47 wonderful years before her death in 2007.
He worked in some aspect of transportation for most of his life. His first employment was as a bus driver for the St. Mary's County School System. Later he worked as a truck driver refueling airplanes at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD and Andrews Air Force Base in Clinton, MD. Subsequently, Leroy worked for the District of Columbia Government, Department of Parks and Recreation, in Washington, DC for many years before retiring in 1991. He then returned to driving the school bus part-time, which he enjoyed and in turn was much loved and respected by the students who made a game of guessing what color turtleneck shirt he would wear each day.
He enjoyed baseball, bowling, fishing, and pitching horseshoes. He also enjoyed taking Sunday afternoon drives with his late wife Rose. His love of baseball began early in life. He gained a solid reputation as a top notch pitcher in what was then the Tri-County Negro League, playing for the Leonardtown Yankees and later the Oakville Tigers for many years.
Leroy was a lifelong and faithful member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where he was an usher every Sunday. He is survived by his siblings, Louis X. Holly (Kathleen) of Washington, DC, Dorothy Marie Hawkins (Barry) of Hyattsville, MD, and Joseph H. Holly (Loretta) of Upper Marlboro, MD, nine other brother and sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Family will receive friends on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 9-10 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Keith Woods at 10 AM. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 29119 Point Lookout Road, Morganza, MD 20660.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Jameson, Joseph Warren, Jr.
Birth: 1927-04-26 in Washington, DC
|Joseph Warren Jameson, Jr., "Warren", 85, of Bryantown, MD passed away at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD on March 17, 2013. He was born on April 26, 1927 in Washington, DC to the late Cleopatra (Hall) Jameson and the late Joseph Warren Jameson, Sr.|
Warren was a life-long resident of Charles County and faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a farmer. He raised a variety of crops and livestock over the years. Because he spent his life working the land, many sought out his advice for their own crops or gardens. He was active in many church committees and community organizations, especially those centered in agriculture.
Warren was committed to bringing cheer to the sick and spent a lot of time visiting friends and family that were home bound, in the Veteran's homes, nursing homes or hospital. He enjoyed time with family and friends, watching baseball, attending church dinners and enjoyed playing cards. He had a spirited sense of humor and a warm smile.
In addition to his parents, Warren was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joan (Stonestreet) Jameson who passed in 2000; his brother, Jerome V. Jameson; and his sister, Gwendolyn Loven.
Warren is survived by his children, Louis Jameson and Mary Bowling; son-in-law Scott Bowling; his grandchildren, Joseph and Jill Bowling; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ethel and Warren Barrows; and sister-in-law, Anna Stonestreet.
Family and friends will be received for Mr. Jameson's Life Celebration on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, with prayers beginning at 6:30 PM, with Deacon Burroughs, at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Mass on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Bryantown, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617. Rev. Rory T. Conley will officiate. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery in Bryantown, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's School, 13735 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Marshall, John Lowell, Sr.
Birth: 1917-03-18 in Pomonkey, Maryland
|On Sunday, March 17, 2013, John L. Marshall, Sr. peacefully transitioned into eternal life at his residence. |
Devoted father of John L. Marshall, Jr. (Deceased), Larry B. Marshall (Emmagene), Linda K. Marshall-Paxton (Dwayne), Bridgette Richardson (Bobby); and a daughter in law, Aurelia Marshall, thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews to include a devoted niece, A. Diane Freeland along with many other relatives and friends.
Born on March 18, 1917 in Pomonkey, MD to the late James Genessee and Maud Elizabeth Blair Marshall. He was the 7th child born.
He is survived by one adopted brother, Joseph Chase (Nellie).
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Margaret Ann Branson Marshall, his eldest son, John L. Marshall, Jr. and siblings; Vivian, Mack, Bertram, Bernice, Quinton, Alice, Jerome, Faith, Joseph, Ellen and Alma.
Visitation will be on Monday, March 25, 6pm until 9pm, prayers 7:30pm in the Chapel of THORNTON FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland. Home going services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, March 26th at From the Heart Church Ministries, 4949 Allentown Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Charles County, Inc.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
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