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|Adkins, Donald Leroy
|Donald Leroy Adkins, 78, of Waldorf, MD died January 11, 2013 at his residence. Born August 10, 1934 in Staunton, VA, he was the son of Harry W. Adkins and Bertie R. Munroe Adkins. |
Donald was a truck driver for Safeway Foods. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2332 in Camp springs, MD. and also belonged to the Southwest Club. As a child growing up, he was a champion marble player. He enjoyed telling jokes, dancing, going to the beach and casinos. He especially loved his family.
Donald was predeceased by his parents; wife, Patricia Ann Adkins; son, Donald Adkins, II; brothers, Melvin, James and Johnny Adkins and sister, Betty Vermillion.
He is survived by nephew, Joey N. Purcarey; brother, Steven Adkins of Florida and sisters, Carolyn McDonald and Mary Ellen Stone, both of Elkridge, MD. He is also survived by 1 grandchild, Rianna Purcarey and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD followed by a service at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton, MD.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Mack, James Francis, Sr.
|James Francis "Jimmy" Mack, Sr. 84 of Colton's Point, MD., passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on January 11, 2013. |
James worked for many years as a waterman on the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, was a construction laborer, and a boat mechanic until his retirement.
He was a faithful member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, and a loving and devoted husband and father.
James is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary L. Mack; sons, James F. Mack, Jr., Carl Jones, and John Carter; sister, Celeste Jones; niece, Yvette Jones, and a whole host of other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 21340 Colton's Point Road, Avenue, Maryland, on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bushwood, MD.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A.
|Sprague, Lorraine Gladys
Birth: 1925-05-22 in South Sioux City, Nebraska
|Lorraine Gladys Sprague, 87, of California, MD formerly of San Jose, CA passed away on January 10, 2013 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on May 22, 1925 in South Sioux City, NE, she was the daughter of Earl W. and Gladys M (Jarvis) Clay. |
Lorraine was the loving wife of Donald E. Sprague whom she married on June 26, 1944 in Long Beach, CA. They were married for 68 years.
She is survived by her daughter Vickie Rae Harris, one granddaughter, and 3 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Sprague is preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 granddaughter.
She graduated from Catholic High School in South Sioux City, NE and moved to St. Mary’s County in 1998 from San Jose, CA. She worked as teller for Bank of America in San Jose, CA for 25 years retiring in 1995. Lorraine loved gardening at her home, and square dancing. All services will be private.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Delozier, Douglas Francis
Birth: 1947-05-12 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Douglas Francis Delozier, 65 of Mechanicsville passed away January 10, 2013 at Genesis La Plata Center from complications of diabetes and alzheimers. Born on May 12, 1947 in Leonardtown he was the son of the late John Jefferson Delozier and Irma Agnes (Morgan) Delozier. |
Doug is survived by his wife Eleanor “Denise “ Delozier whom he married on September 12, 1992 and renewed vows on their 10th and 18th wedding anniversaries.
Also survived by his former wife Kathleen Snellman Delozier, their two children Irma Leigh Delozier of Leonardtown, MD, her boyfriend Mike Fuchs, and John Jefferson Delozier of Hollywood, MD, his wife Angela and their sons Alex and Levi, brother John Wayne Delozier of Leonardtown, MD, nephews John Wayne Delozier, Jr., Bryan Andrew Delozier, niece Melissa Dawn Delozier, three great nieces, and one great nephew.
Doug graduated from Ryken High School in 1965. He worked for the St. Mary's County Health Department for 20 years as an Environmental Health Aid and almost 10 years for the Charles County Health Department as a Registered Environmental Sanitarian IV. He retired from the county in 2001.
Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting and was an avid collector of guns, German WWII memorabilia, military edge weapons, mortars, line throwing cannons and coins. He also enjoyed doing word search puzzles. He prayed the rosary three times daily and prayed for 73 of his family and friends and attended church every Sunday morning at St. John’s Church.
Doug was active in the Captain Vincent Camalier Camp #1359 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) where he was treasurer for one year and served as the camp quartermaster for many years. He was also a member of the Point Lookout Prisoners of War Descendents Organization. Doug was also a financial supporter of and volunteer at Birthright and served as docent for the Historical Society for St. Mary’s County old Jail Museum.
In the late 1960s and 1970s Doug served in the Volunteer Rescue Squad for the 3rd and 6th Districts covering Leonardtown and Hollywood area. During the 1960s he worked at Clark’s Dairy in Leonardtown, was a mechanic for the Bell Motor Company and was a substitute clerk mail carrier with the Patuxent River Naval Air Station post office.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church, 43950 St. John’s Road, Hollywood, MD 20636 or Vincent Camalier Camp #1359, P.O. Box 1755 Lusby, MD 20657.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Pepper, Elizabeth Marie
Birth: 1963-02-03 in Prince George's County, Maryland
|Elizabeth "Liz" Marie Pepper, 49, of Leonardtown, MD died January 10, 2013 at her home. Born February 3, 1963 in Prince George's County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Fred Elza Riggleman and Hettie Marie Suddath Riggleman.|
On April 18, 1991, Liz married her beloved husband of twenty-one years, William R. Pepper in Oakland, CA.
She enjoyed arts and crafts, computer games, and listening to 70's era and earlier rock music. She loved animals, especially her dogs, Bobo, Molly and Max. Liz was very outgoing and easily made new friends and genuinely enjoyed being in their company.
In addition to her husband, Liz is survived by her best friend, "Sister," Kathi Barkdoll and her children, Staci and Kaleb, who were also her godchildren, of Martinsburg, WV. She is also survived by her many friends, whose lives she greatly touched.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
All services will be private.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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