So. Maryland Obituary Announcements
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Buchanan, Vernon Alton
Birth: Thursday, August 13, 1931 in Indian Head, Maryland
Residence: White Plains, Maryland
Death: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 83
Laid to Rest: Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Vernon Alton Buchanan, 83, of White Plains, MD died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, MD. He was born August 13, 1931 in Indian Head, MD to the late William Russell Buchanan and Gladys Lillian Weeks Buchanan.

Vernon retired as a fireman at the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, MD and drove a school bus for Keller Transportation for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and father-in-law. He enjoyed boating, fishing and crabbing, OBX vacations, and attending family get-togethers or cookouts.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 21 years, Mary Susan Buchanan; two daughters, Brenda Ann Bowles and her husband Rick of Lake Frederick, VA and Charlotte Faye Martin and her husband Allan of St. Petersburg, FL; a son, Clark Allan Buchanan and his wife Summer of Leonardtown, MD; siblings, Randolph Buchanan, Marlene Wedding, and Elaine Gates; grandchildren, Christine Morkunas, Erin and Evan Buchanan; and great-grandchildren, Logan and Katie Morkunas. He will be sadly missed by his loving caregiver, Prajapathy Sarathchandra.

Funeral Service and Interment on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:30AM at the Trinity Memorial Gardens, 3221 Mattawoman-Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601. Memorial donations are asked to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements provided by Raymond funeral Service.

Gibson, Grace Morris
Birth: Saturday, November 11, 1922 in Avenue, Maryland
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 92
Laid to Rest: Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, Bushwood, Maryland
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Grace Jackson Morris "Bebe" Gibson, 92, of Leonardtown, MD died Sunday, November 16th at her residence with her family by her side. She was born November 11, 1922 in Avenue, MD to the late Andrew Jackson Morris and Grace Catherine Hill Morris.

She was the fifth daughter and baby of the family. The nickname "Baby" was quickly changed to "Bebe" at birth. She was always a lady and never lost the values she was taught by her wonderful mother.

Bebe started high school at eleven years old. She graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1938 and received the Good Citizenship Medal at graduation. She was granted two college scholarships; one to Western Maryland and one to St. Mary's Seminary. She started college at 15 years old and attended Western Maryland College in Westminster, MD where she made many lifetime friends.

Her nieces and nephews gave much joy and happiness to her as well as her many cherished relatives. She had an extensive collection of milk glass, was a crossword fanatic and loved to cook dinners, especially for her family. She always had a book in her hands when she wasn't cooking. She was known as the Purple Lady. She loved the color purple and wore it quite frequently as well as decorated her apartment in purple décor. Bebe was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 221 in Avenue, MD serving one term as Auxiliary President. She took great pride in being the wife of a WWII veteran. During WWII, she was a secretary at the Navy Department, Bureau of Yards and Docks at the original Navy Building in Washington, D.C.

In June 1947, she married Charles Freeman Gibson and they lived for a short time in Washington, D.C. She and Charles moved back to the 7th District and enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Bebe was postmistress in Avenue for a few years and then moved to Colton's Point. When her children were in school, she taught Special Education and First Grade at Dynard Elementary School and later Bethune Elementary School. In 1972, she became a tutor for St. Mary's Board of Education and enjoyed eight years before retiring. Her husband, Charles, died in 2010. Afterwards, she lived with her daughter and family for six months before moving to Cedar Lane Apartments.

She is survived by her children; Nicholas Thaddeus Gibson (Sheryl) and Susan Laurita Horn (Harry), six grandchildren; Theresa Friess (Gary), Nicholas Gibson (Crystal), Dennis Gibson, and Laura Latchford (James), Jessica Horn and Barbara Horn (Matt); 11 great-grandchildren; Dustin Vachalek, Toby Friess, Cheyanne Friess, Wyatt Friess, Rebekah Gibson, Summer Gibson, Candice Gibson, Jordan Gibson, Andrea Gibson, Kira Latchford and James Latchford, III. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Freeman Gibson, her sisters, Alma Ellis (Frank), Sadie Ellis (Emory), Hilda Banagan (Marshall) and Polly Gibson (Francis), and great-granddaughter Mikala.

Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Stabler, Andy Ellis, Jr., Chris Ellis, Francis Gibson, III, T.W. Bell, III, and Devin Gibson.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 19th from 5:00pm -8:00 pm, with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m. followed by American Legion Auxillary prayers, at Holy Angels Church, 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Brian Sanderfoot on Thursday, November 20th at 10:00 am at Holy Angels Church, 21340 Colton Point Road, Avenue, MD 20609. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Bushwood, MD.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Schwaner, John Leroy
Birth: Saturday, November 28, 1942 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Fort Washington, Maryland
Death: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 71
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery
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John "Jackie" Leroy Schwaner, 71, of Fort Washington, MD passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. He was born on November 28, 1942 in Washington, DC to the late John Schwaner and the late Bessie Padgett Schwaner.

Jackie worked for the Washington Post for over 40 years. He had a passion for trains and patriotism. Jackie played basketball and baseball as a youth. He was a volunteer member of the Accokeek Fire Department and a Marine Corp League member. Jackie enjoyed going to the movies and spending time with his family and friends.

Jackie was a Navy Cross and Purple Heart recipient in Vietnam.
Jackie is survived by his previous wife, Rena DeRosa, son, Jack Schwaner (Sheri), daughter, Victoria Schwaner, brother, Richard E. Schwaner (Elizabeth), grandchildren, Katie and Johnny Schwaner, Madolyn Schwaner, and cousins Jimmy and Paul Padgett and Patsy Harper.

Family will receive friends for Jackie's Life Celebration Viewing on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. A Funeral Service will follow at 12 Noon at the Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Fountain officiating. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Hospice of St. Mary's, or a charity of your choosing in the name of John L. Schwaner. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home

Brown, Billie Lou
Birth: Friday, January 03, 1936 in Crumpler, North Carolina
Residence: California, Maryland
Death: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Friday, November 21, 2014 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Billie Lou Brown, 78, of California, Maryland passed away peacefully on November 16, 2014. Billie was born on January 3, 1936 in Crumpler, NC.

On November 12, 1952 Billie married her loving husband, the late Marvin W Brown in Grassy Creek, NC. Together they celebrated 55 loving years of marriage before his passing in October 2008.

In 1974 Marvin and Billie relocated to St. Mary's County Maryland where she excelled in her career with the Department of the Navy. Billie started her career in the material management department, moved into a position with Military Family Housing. She retired as the Director of Navy Housing for NAS Patuxent River in January 1998 after 29 total years of civilian service. She was the first female at NAS Patuxent River to receive the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service award for her exemplary support. She was also an active member of the Board of Commissioners for the St. Mary's County Housing Authority from 1989 to 1997.

Upon retirement Marvin and Billie travelled in their motor home to tour the United States. They later took up part time residence in Ocala, Florida to enjoy their retirement in warmer weather. Billie loved to read, and was rarely caught without a book within reach. She was very proud when she was able to add the title of author to her list of accomplishments. She worked on "Journey Back" for many years, and published it in August 2006. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family, reading her bible, shopping for a great bargain, or enjoying a sweet treat. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, but her favorite new role was that of Great Grammy. She will forever be missed.

Billie was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Alda Sturgill, her sister Lorraine Haskins of Forest Hill, MD, and her brother Frank Murphy of Indian Head, MD.

She is survived by two children; Charles M Brown (Deanna) of Sparrows Point MD, and Russell D Brown (Robin) of Lexington Park Maryland. She is also survived by her brother Ben Sturgill (Rena) of Edgewood, MD; five granddaughters; Jenny, Nichole, Riley, Bridget and Amanda; and six great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends for Ms. Brown's Life Celebration on November 20, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will begin at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on November 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Life Celebration Chapel. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Adams, Roseann Uhl
Birth: Thursday, March 09, 1950
Residence: California, Maryland
Death: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the age of 64
Laid to Rest: Saturday, November 22, 2014 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, Lexington Park, Maryland
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Roseann Uhl Adams, 64, of California, MD died peacefully on November 16, 2014 at Hospice House of St. Mary's after a battle with cancer.

Roseann was born on March 9, 1950. She was the daughter of the late George and Celiann Rose Uhl. She is predeceased by her husband, George Edward Adams, Jr. She and George had been residents of St. Mary's County for more than 35 years.

Roseann was a guidance counselor with the St. Mary's County Public School System for over 30 years, including, Leonardtown Middle, Green View Knolls, Leonardtown High and the Forrest Technical Center.

She is survived by two children; Matthew of Lusby, MD and Gregory of North East, MD. She is also survived by two grandsons, Tristan and Duncan, and her siblings, Mary, Adrienne, George, Christopher, David, Jonathan, Timothy and Susan.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 22375 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD with a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Post Office Box 1663, Lexington Park, MD 20653 or Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, Post Office Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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