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Barnes, Ralph Edwin

Birth: 1956-01-12 in Laurel, Maryland
Residence: Huntingtown, Maryland
Death: Friday, May 04, 2012
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 in the Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoCaptain Ralph E. Barnes of Huntingtown, Maryland, passed away peacefully with his family around him on May 4, 2012. Ralph was born on January 12, 1956 in Laurel, Maryland to Paul and the late Clara Barnes.

He was the beloved husband of Valerie (Hoffman) Barnes and the loving father of Ralph Barnes, Audra Keeler, Evelyn Spring and Amber Johns. He was a devoted grandfather of Jackson Barnes, Michaela and Joseph Braun, Madison Keeler, Annabell Spring and Lillian Keeler. He was the brother of Dinah, David, Cindy and Ellen.

For over 30 years, Ralph has been operating heavy equipment. He got his start at his father’s company – Pilot Construction. He then became a foreman at Gudelsky Materials.

His true love was fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. He loved and fulfilled his dream as Captain of the “Valerie Ann”. He was a faithful patron of Happy Harbor and a beloved waterman.

Ralph was a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens and enjoyed watching Nascar. He was a member of the Deale Elks Lodge.

Ralph was known by many names – son, husband, dad, grandfather, captain and friend. His fishing pole is now silent, but his love lives on in all who knew him.

Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.

First Visitation
Monday, May 07, 2012, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Lee Funeral Home Calvert
8125 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Owings, MD 20736

Second Visitation
Monday, May 07, 2012, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Lee Funeral Home Calvert
8125 Southern Maryland Boulevard
Owings, MD 20736

Funeral Service
Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 10:00AM
Jesus the Divine Word
885 Cox Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Cemetery Service
Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 11:30AM
Southern Memorial Gardens
Ward Road
Dunkirk, Maryland


Norris, Mary Frances

Birth: 1937-09-24 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Valley Lee, Maryland
Death: Friday, May 04, 2012
Laid to Rest: Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery, Ridge, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoMary Frances Norris, 74, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on May 4, 2012 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on September 24, 1937 in Leonardtown, MD., she was the daughter of the late James Carroll and Gladys Victoria Sheehan.

Mary was the loving wife of Joseph Carroll Norris whom she married on May 7, 1955 in Drayden, MD and who preceded her in death on January 22, 1980. She was also formerly married to Charlie Earl Scott whom preceded her in death.

Mrs. Norris is survived by her children Donna Jean Scott (Johnny) of Chesapeake, VA., James Richard Norris of Hollywood, MD., Robert Michael and Thomas William Norris both of Callaway, MD., 5 grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her siblings; Hilda Trossbach of Scotland, MD., Carol Johnson of Valley Lee, MD., and James Sheehan of Great Mills, MD.

Mrs. Norris was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and was a homemaker. She enjoyed flowers, plants and care giving.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in St. George Catholic Church, Valley Lee, MD with Msgr. Karl Chimiak officiating. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery Ridge, MD. Pallbearers will be: Michael Hickman, Timmy Redman, Bill Clarke, Michael Weeks, Bobby Norris, and Pat Redman. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Kyle Moore, Kyle Kidwell, Joey Norris, Marcus Hickman, Tyler Mecure, Kaylynn Moore, and T.J. Redman.

Contributions may be made to St. George Catholic Church P.O. Box 9, Valley Lee, MD 20692, Hospice House of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or Leonardtown Lions Club P.O. Box 363 Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

King, Aubrey Leroy

Birth: 1947-08-24 in Washington, DC
Residence: St. Leonard, Maryland
Death: Friday, May 04, 2012
Laid to Rest: Friday, May 18, 2012 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoAubrey Leroy King, “Roy”, 64, of St. Leonard, MD passed away at his home on May 4, 2012. He was born on August 24, 1947 in Washington D.C. to the late Aubrey A. and Doris L. King.

Roy served in the Navy from November 1966 to October 1970 where he worked as ground crew on the USS Independence. He was awarded the National Defense Medal. After he was discharged, Roy went to work as a pressman for several different printing companies in the Metropolitan area.

Roy was a very active man with many interests. His first love was the Chesapeake Bay and all the activities that go along with the bay such as fishing, crabbing, and boating. He spent many hours walking the beach searching for shark’s teeth and has an extensive collection of them. Some of his other activities included snow skiing, motorcycles, target shooting, drinking beer, and working in his vegetable garden.

Roy is survived by his wife, Holly Barnes of St. Leonard, MD, father of William “Billy” Barnes of St. Leonard, MD, and Monique Pierre of St. Leonard, MD. He is also survived by grandchildren Mariah Pierre and William Barnes, and nephews whom he raised, Wade Parson and Joseph Burnham.

The family will receive friends on Thursday May 17, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 4405 Broomes Island Road , Port Republic, MD. Funeral services will be held on Friday May 18, 2012, 3 P.M. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Cheltenham, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice or Leukemia/ Lymphoma Soc.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Johnson, Joel Junior

Birth: 1937-10-22 in Lake Orion, Michigan
Residence: Avenue, Maryland
Death: Friday, May 04, 2012
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Click to see full size photoJoel Junior Johnson, GMCM U.S.N. (Ret.), 74, died of Congestive Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) at his home in Avenue, MD on Friday, May 4, 2012. Born in Lake Orion, MI, Oct 22, 1937, he was the son of Joel and Rubye Carnahan Johnson of Lansing, MI.

Joel is predeceased by his parents, and sisters Peggy Ellis of Williamston, MI; Connie Cole of Virginia Beach, VA; and Deanna Fent of Milpitas, CA.

He is survived by Helene Farrall, his companion of twenty-eight years; his sister Penny Davis (Harry) of St.Petersburg, FL, friend Russell Corner U.S.A.F. (Ret.) of Elizabeth, IN, nieces Kim LaHaie Richards (Tim), Julie Ellis, Karen Ellis Hardy, nephews Tony Ellis, Jeff LaHaie, and other nieces and nephews.

Joel began his military career in Dec 1954 when he joined the U.S. Army. He completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and advanced training at Camp Chapman, AR, transferring to the 82nd Airborne Division 80thAAA at Ft Bragg, NC where he trained as a parachutist. Joel remained in the Army until his discharge in 1957.

In Nov 1958 Joel enlisted in the U.S. Navy, transferring from the Philadelphia Navy Yard to the USS Antietam, a CVS Carrier at Pensacola, FL. Later, Joel transferred to the Navy Submarine School at New London, CT where he trained as a submariner and served on the submarine USS Barbaro until 1963 when he transferred to the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVEOD) School in Indian Head, MD where he trained to become an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician.

Joel was first assigned as an EOD Tech to the USS Proteus in Charleston, SC. Rotations to other EOD units followed: Dec 1964 - Guam; Dec 1966 - EOD Group II, Pearl Harbor, HI (detailed to Viet Nam); Dec 1968 - NAS Moffett Field, CA; 1970 - EOD Group I Ft. Story, Virginia Beach, VA; 1971 - EOD Det Keflavik, Iceland; 1973 - Naval Explosive Ordnance Technology Center (NAVEODTECHCEN), Indian Head, MD; 1977 - Yokosuka, JA; 1979 - NAVEODTECHCEN, Indian Head, MD. In Aug 1990 at the end of Joel's last position as the Command Master Chief of NAVEODTECHCEN he retired after thirty-five years military service.

Joel received numerous medals and awards during his years of service, most notably, for his participation in Vietnam, the 1974 clearance of the Suez Canal and his work at the test ranges at White Sands, NM.

Following his military retirement Joel worked as an EOD Technician/Consultant for Human Factors Applications (HFA) assigned primarily to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Edgewood, MD.

In the past, Joel raised money in support of the EOD scholarship fund and various charities. He was an avid bass fisherman and member of the MBA, and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He loved to smoke, drink, and play poker and acey/ducey.

Joel enjoyed being a character and his years spent in retirement in the Seventh District. Many thanks are extended to the poker playing "guys" at Quades, and the wonderful people of the 7th who made the Navy 'Chief' from Michigan feel at home in St. Mary's County.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 10, from 2-4 and 5-8 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Private interment will be at the Maryland Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Butler, Edward Charles

Birth: 1958-01-30 in Orlando, Florida
Residence: White Plains, Maryland
Death: Friday, May 04, 2012
Laid to Rest: Thursday, May 17, 2012 in the Maryland National Memorial Park, Laurel, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoButler, Edward Charles (Age 54) of White Plains, Maryland.

You gave no one a last farewell, You said good-bye to none. The Heavenly gates of Heaven Just opened wide and a lovely voice said “Come.” God knew that you were tired, And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered “Peace Be Thine.”

In submission to God’s will, Edward Charles Butler, more affectionately called “JJ” entered into a peaceful rest at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, Maryland on Friday, May 4, 2012.

Edward was born, January 30, 1958, in Orlando, Florida to the late Curtis Lamar Butler and the late Ozella Butler. During his early teen years, his parents left Florida and moved to Washington, DC, where he lived and graduated from high school before meeting his future wife and making Maryland his home.

In 1977 at the age of 19, Edward met Patricia A. Jones and several years later on April 12, 1985, they were joined in holy matrimony.

In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his sister, Zella Butler-Thomas.

Edward leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 27 years, Patricia A. Butler; two sons, Edward L. and Andrew W. Butler; daughter, Patrice R. Butler; brother, Johnny C. Wright and his wife Liz; granddaughter, Jordyn M. Butler and her mom, Kelli Barnett. He also leaves to mourn his loss, numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and countless nieces and nephews. In addition to his family, Edward also leaves behind neighbors, friends and co-workers whom he met during his 29 year tenure working for Miller and Smith, Inc. He was well liked and will be greatly missed by his neighbors, friends and family.

Edward is not dead, he did not die, so please don’t question the reason why. He has no more pain, so do not weep, you might disturb his peaceful sleep. His soul is free like the morning breeze, with no worries, no care, and no needs to seek. So don’t worry about him being alone, in the twinkling of an eye he was given a heavenly home. He is with his heavenly family, he is not alone and all of heaven in which to roam. He has his daily water and light, please believe this with all your might. So to family and friends, can’t you see he’s as happy as can be. Please don’t cry because Edward is not there, just know that he is present with the Lord And is in His care. The Family.

Viewing, 10am until time of Service, 11am on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, 2914 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington, DC. Interment, Maryland National Memorial Park, 13300 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, Maryland.

Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.


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