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|Swann, Paul Thomas
Birth: 1912-03-07 in Washington, DC
|Paul Thomas Swan 72 of Waldorf, Md. Died on November 8, 2012 at the Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton, Md. He was born on March 7, 1940 in Washington DC to the late Edward Swan and Corinne Doome Swan. He is also predeceased by his children Richard Swan and Leslie Perry and his brother Richard Swan.|
He is survived by his loving wife Carol Swan and his grandson Dale Mohler. He is also survived by his cousins Carol Gibson, Tim Edwards, and Sandy Edwards, special friends Michael Windsor, Billy Larecy, Robin Pauly, Lisa Dyson, Paulette Whitehead, Jim Barnes and Oscar Perry.
Paul worked at Franks Nursery and Crafts then Home Depot in Waldorf, Md. as an Appliance Specialist. He enjoyed traveling the world spending almost 2 years in Egypt with the peace keeping force in the Sinai Desert. He and his wife traveled to New York, Va., Pa., Niagara Falls, Bahamas, St. Martin, and the East Indies. He also enjoyed watching the Redskins and old movies. He collected comic books and enjoyed playing pool and basketball. But most of all he enjoyed spending time at home with his wife and grandson.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday November 14, 2012 from 1 to 3 pm with a celebration of his life service at 3pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home 211 St. Mary's Ave. LaPlata, Md. 20646. His interment will be private.
In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Attn. Donor Services P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
Birth: 1933-08-17 in Nanjemoy, Maryland
|Datcher, Reginald “Reggie” (Age 79) of Nanjemoy, MD.|
Reginald (Reggie) Datcher departed this earthly life on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Reginald was born on August 17, 1933 in Nanjemoy, Maryland to the late Sydney and Mary Datcher. Reginald was baptized at an early age at Mount Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend. C. R. Alexander.
He attended Charles County public schools and served this nation in the United States Army. Reginald was a dedicated worker at the Naval Ordinance Station until his retirement. He received numerous recognitions for his outstanding work. After retirement, he was a school bus and chartered bus driver. He had a special way with children on his buses because they all respected him.
Reginald was well-known as the sharpest and best-dressed man in the community. He was a fun-loving, trash talking, and shooting the breeze kind of guy. He loved fast cars and kept all of his cars super clean. He loved putting his hands in your face and naturally telling joke after joke. He was a great cook, traveled throughout the country, and he could play a good game of poker and pool. Sleeping was his favorite past-time, which he could do for days. Of course, Reginald will be dearly remembered for his kindheartedness, good nature, and friendliness.
In addition to his parents, his brothers, Frank, Sydney, Milton, William, Rudolph, Chester and sister Florence precede him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Isadore; son, Reginald Ramael Datcher; daughter, Shelly Posey; grandchild, Breonna Posey; brothers, Phillip (Bertha), Charles (Adalaide), Winston (Arnetta), Gerald (Mildred), James (Mickey) Thomas (Rev. Ruby); sisters, Geraldine Swann, Marie Young (Reverend Rodney); sisters-in-law, Beverly Posey, Esylene (William) Franklin; brothers-in-law, Paul, William, Francis (Shirley), Archie (Diane) Posey and a host of other relatives and friends, especially Mrs. Maggie Keys, and Dinks Bus Service.
His viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of Service 12:00 noon on November 15, 2012 in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Maryland. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Bevans, Charles M.
Birth: 1937-01-13 in Baltimore, Maryland
|Mr. Charles M. Bevans, 75, of Walnut Lane, Everett, PA died at 4:45 AM, Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Bevans was born in Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, January 13, 1937, the son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Brown) Bevans. |
On January 2, 1960, he married Margaret A. (Macy) Bevans. She preceded him in death on February 18, 2011.
He is survived by Son- Brian husband of Barbara (Sater) Bevans, Everett; Daughter- Stacey wife of William Fowler, Abell, MD; Brother- Phillip Bevans, FL; Sister- Catherine Harrison, Baltimore, MD; Sister- Virginia Heldenriech, Baltimore, MD; Brother- Tommy Vaughn, MD. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Sarah Ann Fowler and Alexander William Fowler, and one great grandchildren, Abigail.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rhea.
Mr. Bevans served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed as a baker.
Services will be held privately and at the convenience of family.
Arrangements entrusted to Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, PA.
|Adams, Clarence Gwinn
Birth: 1933-04-06 in Drayden, Maryland
|Clarence Gwinn Adams, 79, of Drayden, MD died November 7, 2012 at the Hospice House of St. Mary’s in Callaway, MD. Clarence was born on April 6, 1933 in Drayden, MD to Clarence and Gwinnette Adams. |
A lifelong resident of Drayden, MD he was a self employed painter. He had many interests including gardening, playing pitch, fishing, crabbing, oystering and riding around in his boat on the St. Mary’s River. A generous soul, he gave away most of his vegetables and seafood to his relatives and friends.
Clarence was also an avid dancer and when he had the chance to “sit it out or dance” he always chose to dance. He could regularly be found kicking up his heels and having a good time at local church socials, especially St. Francis Xavier in Compton, and also on Sunday afternoons at St. Mary’s Landing.
Clarence is survived by his longtime companion Mary Bingaman of Callaway, MD as well as sisters Cecilia Guy of Hollywood, MD, Beulah Adams of Piney Point, MD, brothers Glenn Adams (Mary) of Falls Church, VA and Gary Adams of Drayden as well as 2 nieces and 3 nephews.
The family will receive friends at Mattingly Gardner Funeral Home on Saturday, November 10th from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM with a servics following at 2:00 PM A private interment will follow at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Bean, Frances Edith
Birth: 1917-05-27 in Hermanville, Maryland
|Frances Edith Unkle Bean, 95, of St. Mary's City, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2012 at her daughter's home. She was the wife of the late Stephen Edward Bean who preceded her in death on January 8, 1997. She was an exceptional example of a St. Mary's County farmer's wife.|
Edith was born on May 27, 1917 to the late Joseph and Sarah Unkle in Hermanville, MD. She attended Little Flower School and graduated from Great Mills High School in 1936. She and Stephen were married on January 31, 1940 in Holy Face Rectory, Great Mills, MD. They were tenant farmers in Beachville, Jarboesville and Drayden before purchasing their first farm in 1954 in St Mary's City.
Over the years, they raised turkeys, ducks, chickens, pigs and cows. She took pride in caring for her home, cooking 3 full meals a day and sometimes re-enacting the parable of the "loaves and the fishes" as there was always an ample amount of food on hand for all. Tending her vegetable garden and canning and making jams and jellies for her family were just an extension of her farm life tradition. Everything for the family was provided from the farm. She had many friends who were her egg customers when she lived in Drayden and St Mary's City. No one ever went home without taking with them strawberries, tomatoes, string beans or any multitude of other vegetables.
She was a devout Catholic praying her rosary daily. Until recent years, she was an active parishioner of St. James/St Cecilia's Church and enjoyed working at the rummage sales, baking for the bingos and cleaning the church. For several years she worked at the Spring Festivals at St. James Hall. She volunteered at the bake table for the Knights of Columbus monthly dinners.
She delighted in caring for her grandchildren, cooking holiday meals, tending the flower beds that surrounded her home and relaxing on her screened-in porch after a full day on the farm.
Edith is survived by her daughter, Frances Bean Titus, Ridge and son, William Edward (Joyce) Bean, St. Mary's City, grandchildren, Ricky Bean, Linda (Duncan) Lepper, Joan Bean, Jessica (Tim) Snyder and Marsha (Brian) Evans, 2 great-grandchildren, Lydia and Richard Lepper, sister-in-law, Mary Bean Hockman, Olney, MD and special caregivers, Darla Ridgell, Arlene Carter, Salinda Carroll and Jean Cooper-Harmon.
She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Joyce (Teany) Bean, son-in-law, Joey Titus, her brothers, Joseph William, Benjamin Osborn, James Wilson, John Roger, Harry Ignatius, Joseph Ralph, and Joseph Frederick Unkle, her sisters Mary, Agnes, and Margaret Unkle. She was the last surviving member of the Joseph Frederick Unkle family.
Family will receive friends for Edith's Life Celebration in St Cecilia's Catholic Church, 47950 Mattapany Road, St. Mary's City, MD on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Church. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be her great-grandson, Richard Lepper and nephews, David Unkle, Brian Unkle, Jimmy Bean, John Bean and Brian Bean.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680, Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or St. Cecilia's Food Pantry, P.O. Box 429, St. Mary's City, MD 20686.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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