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|Cooksey, Agnes Ruth
Birth: 1927-09-14 in Hughesville, Maryland
|Agnes "Ruth" Cooksey, 84, of Hughesville, MD, died at her home on March 24, 2012. Born September 14, 1927, in Hughesville, she was the daughter of the late James "Reeder" Williams and Mary Agnes Williams.|
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased in death by her husband of 59 years, William "Jesse" Cooksey.
She is survived by her daughter and caregiver, Mary Ruth Snyder and her husband Bob of Hughesville, and her granddaughter, Jessica Jolliffe Montminy and her husband "JC" of Sykesville, MD.
Her childhood was spent on a farm in Hughesville and she attended St. Mary's School in Bryantown. She enjoyed being a volunteer at St. Mary's all the years that her daughter and granddaughter attended there.
During World War II, she worked at Indian Head Naval Base. After the war, she married Jesse Cooksey and they built their home together in Hughesville. They enjoyed 59 years together raising a 2 acre vegetable garden. She loved being outside in the garden and her favorite enjoyment was her flowers and keeping her yard beautiful.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking her favorite dishes for the holiday dinners.
Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8p.m. with prayers at 7:00p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.
Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County, P.O. Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Pierce, John Milton, Sr.
Birth: 1932-03-03 in Washington, DC
|Mr. Pierce was a painter for 50+ years with the Painterís Union, mostly at Giant Food Stores and a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Waldorf, MD. He loved fishing, the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Redskins, frying fish (cooking and feeding people, especially Sunday morning breakfast). He enjoyed working in his yard and garden while being with his dogs. He enjoyed decorating his house for Christmas, playing Lotto and scratch offs, and attending sporting events for his kids and grandchildren. |
He is the son of the late Preston Charles Pierce and the late Mary Columbia Myers Pierce and is predeceased by his five late brothers and two late sisters.
Mr. Pierce, Sr. is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rose Helen Pierce; three sons, John M. (Debbie) Pierce of Colorado, James Derren Pierce of North Carolina, and David E. (Denise) Pierce of La Plata; two daughters, Gail S. (Paul) Loving of Waldorf, MD and Cindy (Barry) Euzent of Waldorf, MD; three step-sons, Dale and Robert Dyer, and Chris Sorey; one sister, Marie (Rusty) Byrd of Newport News, VA; also survived by twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
His viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8PM with a Wake Service at 6:15PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11AM at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Waldorf, MD (100 Village St., Waldorf, MD 20602). Father Alain Colliou will serve as clergy and Mr. Pierce, Sr.'s family members will serve as pallbearers. His internment will immediately follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD (3165 Mattawoman Beantown Rd., Waldorf, MD 20604).
Memorial contributions may be made to Charles County Humane Society (P. O. Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Houghton, Charles Irving
|Charles Irving Houghton, 68 of California, MD died March 24, 2012 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. Born September 21, 1943, he was the son of the late Irving Charles Houghton and Josephine (Griffin) Houghton.|
Charles was a graduate of the University of Buffalo, NY. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement, he worked for BAE Systems as an Electronic Systems Technician from 1987 until 2010. Charles was a Lifetime Member of the American Legion Post, the Fleet Reserve, the Disabled Veterans and the VFW. He was an achieved Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts.
Charles is survived by his wife, Donna M. (Burnett) Houghton, his children, Amy Lynn Chester (Maroy) of Victoria, VA, Jessie Denise Townsend (Arnold) of Ocala, FL, and Dena Marie Buchanan (BJ) of Newport News, VA; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and siblings, Wilma Chapman of Great Valley, NY, and Bruce Houghton of Great Valley, NY.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Ray Houghton, his grandson, Kyle Townsend and his brother, Wayne Houghton.
Family will receive friends for Charles' Life Celebration on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the Boy Scouts of America.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Thompson, Joseph Roy
Birth: 1958-01-15 in La Plata, Maryland
|Joseph Roy Thompson, 54, of Newburg, MD passed away on March 24, 2012. Born on January 15, 1958 in La Plata, MD. |
He is preceded in death by his father; Leonard F. Thompson, step-father; Brent McDonald, and brother; Michael F. Thompson.
He is survived by his mother; Mary E. McDonald. Brother; Richard L. Thompson. Sons; David St. Clair, Jacob Thompson, Matthew Thompson, and Bradley Thompson. Sister; Debra Sue Bowling. Grandchild; Lilly Jane St. Clair, and special friend Denise "Neicy" Pash.
Joseph was a veteran of the Marine Corp. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family and friends.
A viewing will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm with prayers at 7 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. in La Plata. A funeral service will take place on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 1 pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Fr. Gregory Coan officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Ghost Catholic Church Cemetery in Issue. Pallbearers will be David St. Clair, Michael Reed, Cody Bowling, Alex Wise, Paul Jones, and David Jenkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Bradley Thompson, James Wise, and Kyle Bowersox.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a college fund for Bradley Thompson, son of the late Joseph R. Thompson.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Jones, Tonya Lynn
|Tonya Lynn Jones, 40, of Leonardtown, Maryland, peacefully passed away on March 23, 2012 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. |
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. until time of service at 7:30 p.m. at Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Mechanicsville, Maryland.
Interment will be private.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A.
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