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Henning, Harvey Sydney, Jr.
Birth: Monday, July 20, 1925 in Mansfield, Louisiana
Residence: California, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 91
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LCDR Harvey Sydney Henning Jr. (USN, Ret.), 91, of California, MD died October 13, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 20, 1925 in Mansfield, LA to the late Harvey S. Henning Sr. and Margaret Clarke Henning.

Harvey proudly served in the United States Navy from 1943 to his retirement as a Lieutenant Commander in 1967. He began his undergraduate engineering program at Louisiana State University and Tulane, graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1949. He flew some of the first jets from aircraft carriers during the Korean conflict.

After his first wife, Rebecca, died suddenly in 1956, he chose to raise his son and stayed stateside, foregoing reaching flag rank. He earned his Master's Degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Pennsylvania and became a top Pentagon intelligence expert on the Soviet space program, ending his Naval career at NSA in Fort Meade. As the civilian Project Manager on the High Energy Laser (HEL) Project for the Naval Ordnance Lab, he helped initiate the beginning of missile defense, leading to the end of the Cold War.

On June 20, 1959, while stationed at Point Mugu, CA, Harvey married his beloved wife, then-LT (JG) Merilyn F. Henning (née Gemme) in Pasadena, CA. His hobbies included reading science fiction, woodworking, wine making, and working with computers.

In addition to his beloved wife, Merilyn, he is also survived by his children, Harvey S. Henning III (Teresa) of Huntsville, AL, Eric Britt Henning of Laurel, MD, and Charon E. Henning (Lexie) of Gainesville, FL; his grandson, Ian Miller Mitchell Henning of Laurel Maryland; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Haile; sister, Margaret Clarke "Peggy" Myers; and daughter-in-law, Betsy Mitchell Henning.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Reverend John Ball on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. George's Episcopal Church, 7010 Glenn Dale Road, Glenn Dale, MD 20769. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hospice of St. Mary's County, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, and Trinity Episcopal Church's Parish Hall Fund, P.O. Box 207, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Fraser, Pearl Edna
Birth: Friday, December 10, 1920 in Carey, Idaho
Residence: Newburg, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 95
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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Pearl Edna Fraser, 95, passed away on October 13, 2016 at her home in Newburg, Maryland. Pearl was born to a farming family in Carey, Idaho on December 10, 1920. After the early death of her father, she moved to Boise, Idaho, where she graduated from high school and earned a degree from a business college.

During World War II, Pearl joined the United States Navy. She was very proud of her contributions, which included interpreting and documenting coded messages from overseas units. She served in a number of Navy offices in Washington State, California, New York City, and finally in Washington, D.C. Her rank was Yeoman 2d Class at the end of the war.

After the war she worked as a civilian employee of the Veterans Administration and then the United States Air Force Chart Service, where she met her future husband, John Fraser. John and Pearl were married in Boise in 1951 and thereafter lived in Cabin John, Maryland for 31 years. They raised five children (Katherine, John, Patricia, Elizabeth and James). Pearl was an active member and Sunday school teacher of the Glen Echo Baptist Church. After raising the children, Pearl returned to work and held positions as an Executive Secretary at the David Taylor Model Basin and Defense Mapping Agency.

In 1982, Pearl and John retired from federal service and moved to Newburg, Maryland. Over the years, she enjoyed her growing family that included 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. During the early years of retirement, Pearl and John traveled to much of the American West, to Canada, Alaska, Korea, Hawaii, and Scotland. Pearl was also an active gardener, and her friends and family will always remember her love and great knowledge of plants and flowers.

Pearl's husband, John Fraser, died in February 2015 after 63 years of marriage. She is survived by her five children, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. After a memorial service, Pearl will be buried with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flower arrangements, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Waldorf, Maryland, 20603. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service.

Dodson, Gerald Louis
Birth: Sunday, January 21, 1945
Residence: Marbury, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the age of 71
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Gerald Louis "Pipe" Dodson, 71, of Marbury, Maryland died October 12, 2016 at Ft. Washington Hospital. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Pipe was an independent dump truck owner/driver in Southern Maryland for 50 plus years. He enjoyed being with friends and going out to dinner. He was most known as a home-body watching TV.

He was the son of the late Bernard Harris Dodson Sr. and the late Margaret Virginia Smith Dodson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, William Paul Dodson and Bernard H. Dodson Jr. and his sisters, Estelle Hare and Linda Griffen.

Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service.

Bennett, Louis Liberty
Birth: Saturday, July 04, 1931 in Norfolk, Virginia
Residence: Charlotte Hall, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the age of 85
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Lewis Liberty "Lou" Bennett, 85, of Charlotte Hall, MD passed away on October 12, 2016 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Lou was born on July 4, 1931 to the late Frank and Olive M. Earnhardt Bennett in Norfolk, VA.

Lou's professional endeavors expanded across careers providing public service and a great spirit of entrepreneurship. He served as a Master Mechanic 2nd Class on the U.S.S. Great Sitkin from January 1952 to April 1955 where he was deployed to the Mediterranean supporting mobile ready reserve fleet ammunition, and later in fleet maneuvers in the Atlantic (New York) and the Caribbean.

His career included working at the Washington Star from 1955 to 1971 as a route manger and mechanic in Southern Prince George's County, MD. He also worked for Buck Distributing, Upper Marlboro, MD, and as an Engineer for The State Department, Washington, D.C. where he retired at almost 71 years of age. The Southern Maryland community knew him as owner/operator of Williams Package Goods, Hughesville, MD and several other small businesses over the years.

Lou loved spending time with his family and many friends, especially on his 4th of July birthday. He also loved camping, riding his Harley, and tinkering with mechanical things. He was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge.

Lou is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Frank Bennett, Jr. and sister, Hazel Dawson. He is survived by his wife, Wilma R. (Baker) Bennett of Charlotte Hall; and his children, Karen Krenzler of Golden Beach; Patrick Lewis Bennett of Warren, PA; Vincent Bennett (Deanna) of Golden Beach; and Pamela Scarbrough (Rory) of Waldorf. Also surviving Lou are his sisters, Constance Wax, Juanita Micas, June Critchfield; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and his two dogs Molly and Harley.

The family will receive friends for Lou's Celebration of Life at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 on Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2-4 pm and 6 – 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, October 17th at St. Anne's Anglican Church, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Lou to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department, Hughesville, MD. Arrangements by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

Norris, Bernard Howard
Birth: Saturday, October 07, 1933 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Bryantown, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the age of 83
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, La Plata, Maryland
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Bernard Howard "Buddy" Norris, 83, of Bryantown, MD passed away at his residence in Bryantown, MD on October 12, 2016. Buddy was born to the late Howard Matthew Norris and the late Ann Dawson Perry Norris in Washington, DC on October 7, 1933.

Buddy began his career as a car wash owner and then became a long-time businessman in LaPlata, with investments in residential and commercial real estate. His hobbies included flying small airplanes, fishing, marksmanship (guns), and financial investing. He was a certified gemologist, as both a hobby and a business. Buddy was a member of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). As a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, he was a member of Land of Lights Fellowship in Charlotte Hall, MD. Finally, he loved spending time with his family.

Buddy is survived by his loving wife, Paula Jean, his daughters, Jean Leidner (Gordon); Kim Sawyer (Bob), Bronna Kahle (Pat); brothers, Howard Norris, Joseph Norris; sisters, Ann Richter, Mary (Susie) Richards, Patty Pickeral; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends for Buddy's Life Celebration on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home in Charlotte Hall, MD, followed with interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, La Plata, MD 20646. Arrangements by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

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