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|Savoy, Mary Gertrude
Birth: 1921-10-04 in Charles County, Maryland
|Mary Gertrude "Sis" Swann Savoy was born, October 4, 1921 to the late Walter Thomas Swann and the late Mary Lottie Proctor Swann in Charles County, Maryland.|
Sis, as she was lovingly called by her family, was educated in the Charles County School System in Port Tobacco, Maryland. She married the late William Augustine Savoy, Sr. and from their union seven children were born. In addition to being a loving wife and stern disciplinarian, Sis’ career path developed from personal housekeeping to entering the federal government with the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland and finally retiring from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, D.C. as a Supervisor. Sis was a workaholic that loved to tend to her yard, spend time at the casinos and crochet. In her 90’s she was always strong in her convictions and was determined to drive her car and lawnmower.
On March 19, 2015 at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Clinton, MD, “Sis” peacefully left this earth to be joined with her heavenly father and those that ascended before her, which includes her parents, Walter and Mary Swann, husband, Augustine, children, Jerome, Judy, Thomas “Tommy,” Wayne and William “Doc,” grandson, Carl, siblings, Monroe (1953), Wilbert “Willie” (1978), Veronica (1996), Nathan (1993), James “Russell” (1998), Lynn (2001).
Left to cherish her memories are her children, Charles Bruce “Rusty” Savoy and Joan Irene Savoy Watson; son-in-law, David Pedro Watson, three daughters-in-law, Mervin, Bertha Ann and Diana Savoy, 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, two sisters, Georgianna Penny and Peggy Watson (Howard), four brothers, Lawrence, Percell (Jean), John and Louis (Hester) Swann; best friend, Theresa Proctor and a host of other family and friends.
Her viewing will be from 10am until Mass of Christian Burial 11am, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 4590 St. Joseph Way, Pomfret, Maryland, Interment Church Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A.
|Murphy, Francis Lloyd, Sr.
|Francis “Frank” Lloyd Murphy, Sr., age 88 of Warsaw, VA, formerly of Dunkirk, MD died on March 19, 2015 at his residence.|
Frank was a retired E5 Sgt. with the United States Army. Following his retirement from the Army, he worked as a full-time carpenter for many years. He was of the Catholic faith and a past member of the VFW. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing, and especially growing his garden.
He is the son of the late Benedict Winfield Murphy and the late Mary M. Bridgett Murphy. He is also predeceased by six brother and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna M. Murphy; his sons, Francis L. Murphy, Jr. and his wife Marvella and John R. Murphy and his wife Sharon; his daughters, Barbara J. Hurrey and her husband Patrick and Gloria L. Murphy-Thomas. Also survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Friends received on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2-6PM and where Wake Service will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11AM at Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment at MD Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD.
Memorials are asked to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Gragan, Helen Linda
Birth: 1938-03-29 in Faulkner, Maryland
|Helen Linda Gragan, age 76, of Bel Alton, MD, passed away on March 18, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 29, 1938 in Faulkner, MD she is the daughter of the late Ferdinand Charles Hayden and Helen Bruce Dyson. Linda is a life-long resident of Charles County. |
On October 21, 1961, she married her loving husband, Paul Douglas Gragan. Together they celebrated 40 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in February 2001.
After retiring from Physician’s Memorial Hospital, she went on to work part-time at Captain Billy’s Crab House. She loved cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her great-grandchildren.
Linda is survived by her children, Patricia Graves and husband Billy of Bel Alton, MD, Barbara Gragan of Bel Alton, MD, Douglas Gragan of La Plata, MD, and Richard Gragan and wife Rosy of Austin, TX; her grandchildren, Michele and Travis Gragan, and Kyle, Cody, and Casey Graves; her great-grandchildren, Haleigh Graves, Trevor Howe, and Summer Graves.
Family and friends received on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 9:30AM until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM at the St. Ignatius Chapel Point Catholic Church, 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677 with Father Tom Clifford, S.J. officiating. Interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, MD 20677 or to Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department, 9765 Bel Alton Newtown Road, Bel Alton, MD 20611.
|Heath, Sophia S.
Birth: 1955-01-15 in Chongju, South Korea
|Sophia S. Heath, 60, of Waldorf, MD, passed away on March 18, 2015 at her home after a long battle with cancer. Sophia was born CHOI Un-sook, January 15, 1955 in Chongju, South Korea. |
She is survived by her husband, Carl L. Heath, daughters Sona N. Zimmerman and Carole A. Heath, grandsons Andon H. Zimmerman, Alton C. Zimmerman of Broomfield, Colorado, and Heath D. Posey of Pasadena, Maryland. She has seven brothers and sisters residing in South Korea and Japan.
Sophia and Carl met when Carl was stationed in South Korea as a member of the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations. They were married for 32 years during which time she accompanied Carl on various assignments in South Korea and the United States.
She was a naturalized US citizen and for several years operated an office cleaning business. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be sorely missed.
The family will receive friends on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Aerhart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary's Ave, La Plata, MD. Arrangements provided by Aerhart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Walker, Frances Ann
|Frances Ann Walker is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wilbur Walker, her loving son; Robert Andrew Walker and his wife, Pamela Walker. Her grandchildren; Alex (Sarah) Gwynn and Aaron Gwynn and a great-grandchild Addison Gwynn.|
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
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