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|Boatman, Traye W.
|Traye Wayne Boatman, Sr., 46, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on March 23, 2013. He was born on October 23, 1966 to Billy Wayne Boatman of Waldorf, MD and the late Hazel Marie (Gentry) Boatman.|
Traye was a commercial electrician for IBEW Local 26.
He loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed watching television and shooting guns. He also loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles. His dream was to own one. Traye loved church and mentoring troubled teens. He drove buses for St. Mary's county, Special Olympics and Gospel Light Church. Traye was an avid Redskins fan, and also a fan of Oklahoma State and the Washington Capitals. Traye was an organ donor who successfully gave of himself in the end by saving two other lives with his kidneys and liver.
In addition to his mother, Traye was predeceased by his beloved Grandma Boatman; and one of his best friends, Eric Tarpley.
Traye is survived by his wife, Chris (Harris) Boatman; his father Billy Boatman; his son, Traye W. Boatman, Jr.; his brothers, Johnny Lee Patterson, Demetrious Patterson, Scott Boatman and Rusty Joseph Boatman; his best friends, Roy Blankenship, Wayne Phillips, Bobby Staley, and Jim Prather; and many other relatives and friends.
Family and friends will be received to celebrate Traye's life on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a Funeral Service on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow to Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. A reception will follow at Victory Baptist Church in Charlotte Hall, MD.
Pallbearers will be: Demetrious Patterson, Scott Boatman, Roy Blankenship, Wayne Phillips, Dean Patterson, and Keith Gascon.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (or) Victory Baptist Church, P.O. Box 98, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 (or) Gospel Light Baptist Church, 39325 Romans Way, Mechanicsville, MD 20659 (or) Fellowship Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1668, White Plains, MD 20695.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Coby, Edward Thomas, Sr.
Birth: 1924-05-15 in Washington, DC
|Edward Thomas Coby, Sr. of Marbury, Maryland son of the late Bessie Jackson and Thomas Coby, was born on May 15, 1924 in Washington, DC. He departed this life peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick, Maryland and entered into eternal rest.|
Edward was educated in the Charles County School system where he graduated from Pomonkey High School . He served in the United States Army from August 11, 1942 to April 14, 1946 during World War II. Edward married Madeline Hart on June 28, 1947 and out of this union eight loving children were born.
Edward joined Smith Chapel United Methodist Church at an early age and supported and attended services until his illness.
Edward was employed at the Naval Ordance Station in Indian Head, Maryland. He retired in 1981 as a Supervisor Explosive Operator with 34 years of Federal services.
Coby, as he was called by his family and friends, was truly a family man. He was an only child, so his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild meant the world to him. He enjoyed talking to the family about his family history. If you met him and you told him who you were, he could tell you more about your family history than you knew. He also loved being outdoors, walking, reading the newspaper and watching softball games.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, wife for 63 years Madeline Hart Coby, daughter Delores Braxton, and granddaughter Tammy Coby Johnson.
Edward leaves to cherish his fond memories to his children, Edward, Jr. (Rebecca), Larry (Myong), Diane (Joseph), Carolyn (Martez), Michael, Ronald (Janice) and Dale (Priscilla), Son-in-Law, William Braxton, brother in-law, Gilbert Hart, Jr. (Helen), sister in-law Mary Satterwhite, grandchildren, Travis Coby, Latonya Adams, Kia and Damon Braxton, Donnetta Alston, Toronda Parker, Angela and Jovan Queen, Tarsha and Tyrone Swann, Tiffany Coby, Tonja Savoy, Rodney and Ebony Coby and Candace Keys , great grandchildren, Latrice, Antione, Kenia, Jada, Mikiah, Malachi, Traviz, Tiana, Brianna, Jazmin, Tynee, Tyliah, Martez, Keyshawn, Reagan, Riley, great great childchild, Xavier and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
His viewing will be held from 9am until Services 11am on Tuesday, April 9th, Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD 20640. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Loflin, Betty Lou
Birth: 1921-04-07 in Cleveland, Ohio
|Betty Lou Loflin, 91, of Dameron, MD, formerly of Stockton, CA, died peacefully at Hospice House of St. Mary's in Callaway, MD. She was born April 7, 1921, in Cleveland, OH to the late Murl Burdick and Lillian Randall Burdick.|
Betty was an avid reader and enjoyed watching her favorite television programs, her soap, the Young and the Restless, and talking with her grandchildren. Betty was the epitome of the baseball Mom to her husband, Bob, whose baseball coaching career spanned Little League, American Legion and Babe Ruth.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Sharie Bennett of Astoria, OR; her son, Boyd Loflin (Judith) of Dameron, MD; her brother, Earl Burdick (Janet) of Stockton, CA; her sister, Dorothy Evans of Stockton, CA; her grandchildren, Michael Bennett (Carla) of Gautier, MS, Susan Moore (Neal) of Kuna, ID, Keely Noble (Ben) of Upper Lake, CA, and Tyler Loflin of Lucerne, CA; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
All memorial services and inurnment will be held at a later date in Stockton, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Birth: 1940-03-05 in Serbia
|Alexander Trifu, of Waldorf, MD died at his residence on March 22, 2013. He was 73 years old. Born on March 5, 1940 in Serbia, he was the son of the late Vidasova and the late Jefta Trifu. |
Mr. Trifu was a retired New York building facility Manager. He attended the Apostolic Christian Church in Upper Marlboro, MD.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister the late Draga Dimitrovic.
He is survived by his wife Svetlana; his daughters Violeta Trifu and Vida Hanson; his sons Vlada Trifu, Peter Trifu and Steven Trifu; his brother Stevan Trifu; his grandchildren Victoria L. Trifu, Rebecca A. Bland, Julia A. Trifu, Brandon A. Hanson and Diana M. Trifu.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 7PM until 9PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, March 30, 2013 beginning at 10AM at Raymond Funeral Chapel. Internment will follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Bowling, Samuel Calvin
Birth: 1937-11-05 in Faulkner, Maryland
|Samuel Calvin Bowling, of Newburg, died March 22, 2013 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was 75 years old. Born November 5, 1937 in Faulkner, Maryland, he was the son of the late Wallace and Martha Bowling. |
Mr. Bowling was a lifelong farmer of tobacco, grain and cattle on his family farm in Newburg that he farmed with his brothers. He served with the United States Army and was stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
As a young man, Mr. Bowling played for the Glasva baseball team with his brothers and cousins. He was an umpire for the Charles County Little League for over a decade and coached countless baseball teams. He was an avid raccoon hunter and loved all of his hunting dogs. He loved a good pitch card game and was a frequent patron at card parties. He also enjoyed cheering for the Redskins and playing golf. His greatest passion was his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Hannah Hancock and his brother James Bowling.
He is survived by his sons, Bucky Bowling and his wife Diane, Wally Bowling and his wife Dawn, Danny Bowling and his wife Brianna, and Steve Bowling and his wife Amy; his grandchildren Kristin, Kyle, Forrest, Drew, Georgia, Riley, Kamryn, Michelle, Jason and Paul and nine great grandchildren; he is also survived by his brothers Edward Bowling, Charles Bowling and Howard Bowling and sisters Margaret Bowling and Betty Ann Davis.
Visitation will be held at St. Ignatius Church Chapel Point 8825 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677 on Monday, March 25 from 2PM to 4PM and from 6PM to 8PM with a funeral mass on Tuesday, March 26 beginning at 10AM.
Interment will take place at the Dentsville Methodist Cemetery in Dentsville.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of St. Mary’s County P. O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. of La Plata, MD.
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