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|Bowen, Michael Anthony
|Michael Anthony Bowen, 33, of St. Leonard, MD passed away on December 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Michael was born on June 22, 1980 to Paul and Elizabeth Bowen. |
Michael loved to raise vegetables in his garden, fish, and football. He really loved tattoos.
Michael is survived by his wife Victoria Bowen, and their children Katylin, Devean, and Sean. He is also survived by his parents, Paul and Elizabeth Bowen, and his siblings Heather Neese of North Beach, MD; Paul F. Bowen,Jr of North Beach, MD; Jesse J. Bowen of St. Leonard, MD, and Jacob D. Williams of St. Leonard, MD.
The family will receive relatives and friends on December 26, 2013 from 4 – 7 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD 20676. A funeral service will be held on December 27 at 11:00 AM at the Rausch Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens in Port Republic, MD.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Adams, Mary Rose
Birth: 1941-07-04 in La Plata, Maryland
|Mary Rose Adams of Bryans Road, MD went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 19, 2013. She was 72 years old.|
Born on July 4, 1941 in La Plata, MD she was the daughter of the late Martha R. Thomas and the late Joseph Vincent Farmer. Mrs. Farmer received her Master's Degree from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She was a teacher in various schools throughout Charles County before retiring.
She was the beloved wife of the late Reuben A. Adams; the loving mother of Sandra (Glen) English, Darrence Adams, Terrence Adams and Rashawn (Daryl) Branch; devoted grandmother of Liana, Terrence Jr., Deshawn, Tenia and Donovan. She is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 9AM until time of Mass at 10AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A.
|Lyles, Frederick Archie Dell
Birth: 1934-02-22 in Port Tobacco, Maryland
|Frederick Archie Dell Lyles (Freddy) was born on February 22, 1934 in Port Tobacco, Maryland to the late Frederick Archie Lyles and Dorothy Eleanor Winters, and was baptized in the Catholic faith. He was a life-long parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, La Plata, Maryland. Frederick married Mary Eleanore Coates in 1954, and shared 59 joyful years together until his departure on December 19, 2013.|
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Wanda Lyles; siblings Dorothy Wheeler, James Lyles, Mary Eleanor Douglas, Randolph Lyles; son-in-law Randy Perrin; In-laws Mary Lucille Lyles, Francis Wheeler, Mary Helen Lyles, Jeremiah Mason, Francis Spriggs, Annie Hurd, and James Hurd.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children - Gertrude ‘Trudy’, Leroy ‘Sonny’, Mary ‘Tina’ Perrin, Sussie Lee, Frederick Archie, and Yola; 10 additional children - John Bean, Michael Bean, Jeffery Williams, Mary Rita Lyles, Inez Wells, Gloria Campbell, Lasata Brown Ball, Butch Chesley, Joy Butler, and Bruce Fitzgerald; his daughter-in-law Cheryl Lyles, his son-in-law Eric Lee Sr, his siblings Leroy, Mamie Mason, Lawrence, Jerome, and Loretta Coombs; his in-laws Frances Lyles, Bill Douglas, Barbara Lyles, Benjamin Coates (Mary Veronica), and Shirley Spriggs; grandchildren Joseph Dorsey, Derrick Perrin, Eric Lee Jr, Jerrold Lee, Andrew Lee, Jonathan Lyles, and Ashley Lyles; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Freddy was educated in the Charles County Public School System. He started his life as a tobacco farmer, then as a construction worker he helped build the old La Plata Post Office and the current Sacred Heart Church; and finally as a truck driver/laborer for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission until his retirement in June 1995.
Family was very important to Freddy. He had many kinds of family: his extended family, WSSC family, and the neighborhood family. As a member of these different family, Freddie would check on elderly members and run errands, clearing the snow from driveways during the winter, listen to their problems and sometimes providing housing if needed. He loved gospel music, watching cowboy movies, his Ford truck and John Deere tractor. With his own hands, he built several sheds in the neighborhood and a concrete water trap to control the rain runoff. After his retirement, he spent his time fixing the houses of his children, watching CNN news, reading the local paper, visiting friends, gardening, cooking at the T&J Bar-B-Que Pit with Vincent, and spoiling his grandchildren.
He was also the driving force behind the Lyles Family Reunion which started in 1986, and has faithfully attended every planning meeting and reunion.
His viewing will be held from 9:30am until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00am on Saturday, December 28th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata, MD. Interment Church Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, MD.
|Guyther, Joseph Roy
Birth: 1920-07-31 in Mechanicsville, Maryland
|Dr. Joseph Roy Guyther, MD, 93, passed away December 18, 2013, at his long time residence in Mechanicsville, MD. Born July 31, 1920, in Mechanicsville, he was the son of the late Roy and Helena Robrecht Guyther. He was predeceased by three brothers; William, Jack, and Oliver; and one sister, Mary Ann.|
He graduated from Charlotte Hall Military Academy in 1937 with honors, and continued his college education at the University of Maryland College Park as a pre-med student and then at the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, for his doctorate, graduating on December 23, 1943. He served his internship at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth "Liddy" Tyrie Guyther , whom he married on December 27, 1943. They were married for 69 years.
He is survived by his two children, Kathlyn Tyrie Guyther Logan of Kennebunk, Maine, and Joseph Roy, Jr. and wife Rose Ellen of Abell; four grandchildren, Deirdre Elizabeth Logan and husband Adam Berinsky of Cambridge, MA, John Scott Logan and wife Carrie of Yarmouth, Maine, Dana Finnacom Guyther and fiancé Shelley Robinson of Baltimore, and Blake Finnacom Guyther and wife Kathleen of North Potomac. He is also survived by six great grandchildren, Benjamin and Lila Berinsky, Selwyn and Everett Logan, and Nicholas and Abigail Guyther.
In March 1946, he entered the U.S. Army Medical Corp and served for two years in North Carolina at Moore General Hospital and at Fort George G. Meade near Baltimore. He was discharged early as a Captain to begin a medical practice in St. Mary's County which was started on January 1, 1948. As a family physician, he started his practice in the Village of Mechanicsvile and continued there until August 1, 1990. During his practice, Dr. Guyther was active both locally and nationally belonging to many medical organizations, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Med-Chi Council. He served as the President of the Med-Chi in 1982. He also taught full-time at the University of Maryland's School of Medicine Department of Family Practice in Baltimore in 1972. He was instrumental in the establishment of the St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown, MD.
He was award as the Family Doctor of the Year in 1979 given by the American Academy of Family Physicians and was recognized by First Lady Rosalyn Carter at the White House. He delivered over 1900 babies at St. Mary's Hospital.
Among his many interests, he was a member of the St. Mary's County Historical Society, Southern Maryland Society, Charlotte Hall School Board of Trustees, and St. Vincent DePaul Society. During his retirement he wrote eight books finishing his last one in September 2013.
The family will receive friends for Dr. Guyther's life celebration on Friday, December 20, from 4-8 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Maryland, with prayers recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 21, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville by Reverend Michael Tietjen. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Queen of Peace Cemetery in Helen, MD.
The family thanks Always There Companion Care and their staff for providing Dr. Guyther their devoted attention and care.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o Immaculate Conception Church, P.O. Box 166, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Fleming, Audrey Jean
Birth: 1933-02-01 in Jenkins, Kentucky
|Audrey Jean Fleming, 80, of Huntingtown passed away December 18, 2013 at her residence. She was born February 1, 1933 in Jenkins, Kentucky to Russell and Sally (Conley) Bryant. Jean was raised in Kentucky and attended public schools, and she later moved to Baltimore. |
She married Owen Fleming on September 28, 1973 and they lived in White Oak, MD. They later moved to Bowie and to Chesapeake Beach in the early 1980’s and have lived in Huntingtown since 1987.
She was employed at various car dealerships as a tag and title clerk. She was also the office manager at Fleming Enterprises, a family owned Washington Post Newspaper distributor, retiring in 2006.
Jean was a member of the Moose Lodge in Greenbelt, MD. She enjoyed playing guitar, especially blue grass and country music. She was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins, and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, and a son Thomas R. Wintersteen.
Jean is survived by her loving husband Owen C. Fleming, a son Roger D. Stewart of Gaithersburg, MD, and daughters Donna S. Haarhoff of Burke, VA and Tamerind L. Walker of Lusby. Also surviving are a sister Glenda G. McCeney and husband Robert of Deale, nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and twenty five nieces and nephews.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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