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|Wible, Audrey Mae
Birth: 1928-12-31 in Kingston, Pennsylvania
|Audrey Mae Wible, 82 of Mechanicsville, MD died September 21, 2011 at Civista Medical Center. Born December 31, 1928 in Kingston, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Ruger and Jesse (MacDonald) Ruger.|
Audrey's morning ritual was working crossword puzzles while drinking her coffee. She loved watching QVC, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. She was an avid Redskins fan and never missed watching their games. She enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren and reading her favorite books.
Audrey is survived by her children, Janeen Lusk, Debra Ward, Jan Jeter, and Brian Wible, Sr., ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, her longtime companion Richard F. Gardiner, brother, Calvin Ruger as well as nieces and nephews.
Family received friends on Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Memorial Service was held at 4:00 p.m. Interment private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Pearson, James Waldrop
|James Waldrop Pearson, 76, of Centre, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.|
Mr. Pearson was a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He was a U.S. Navy LCDR (retired), which sent him around the world. He was stationed at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, where his children, family and friends still currently reside. He loved flying P3s and P2s with special memories of VXN-8 and project “Magnet”. He was a member of Centre First Baptist Church, a member of St. Maries County, MD Optimist Club, and Centre Red Cross.
He was the son of the late Aubrey Hilliard & Mary Jane Waldrop Pearson. He is survived by his former wife Pollyanne Walker Pearson, of California, Maryland, and by his present wife Kay Newman Pearson, of Centre, Alabama. He is also survived by his children Jamie (Jeff) McLane of California, Maryland, son Timothy Pearson of Valley Lee, Maryland, step-son Allan (Monica) Morton of Springville, Alabama, step-son Bryan (Liz) Morton of Stewart, Florida. He has seven grandchildren, Jenny Bischoff, Nicole Hodges, Jenifer Downs, Jarred Morton, Jesica McLane, Sam Morton, Fletcher Morton. As well as six great-grandchildren, Dallas Downs, Mykah Hodges, Jackson Downs, Savannah Bischoff, Cole Downs, Gavin Liston.
Pallbearers include Timothy Pearson, Allan Morton, Jeff McLane, Sam Morton, Jared Morton and Steve Newman. Honorary Pallbearers are Doug Newman and Bobby Carlton.
The family will receive friends Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 1pm at First Baptist Church of Centre Alabama. Internment will follow in Weiss Lake Memorial Gardens, Gaylesville, Alabama. Memorial contributions may be made to The ROC, c/o First Baptist Church, 300 East Bypass, Centre, AL 35960.
|Skillman, Maurice Elwood
Birth: 1922-02-02 in Fayetteville, North Carolina
|Maurice E. Skillman, 89, of Dunkirk, MD passed away September 20, 2011 at the Gladys Spellman Specialty Care Unit at Laurel Regional Hospital in Laurel, MD. Maurice was born February 2, 1922 in Fayetteville, NC to Raymond and Ruby (Byrd) Skillman. |
He moved with his family to the Capitol Heights area in Prince George’s County, MD and attended public schools. He married Nancy V. Turner on February 14, 1956, and they lived in Upper Marlboro, MD until moving to Dunkirk in South Anne Arundel County in 1971.
Maurice was an automobile mechanic and operated a gas station in Upper Marlboro for many years. He also worked as a mechanic for the A.C. Young tractor supply company in Upper Marlboro, and was a longtime farmer. During the 1990’s Maurice enjoyed being a newspaper deliveryman for The Capital newspaper. In his leisure time Maurice enjoyed NASCAR, reading, watching football, gardening, housecleaning, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy T. Skillman; four children, Marsha L. Parks and husband Mike of Lothian, MD, Elaine M. Patterson and husband Lester of Manassas, VA, Raymond D. Skillman of North Beach, MD, and Melissa A. Longfellow and husband Robert of Owings, MD; grandchildren Chris and Jason Parks, Sandra Lopes, Chad Patterson, and Ryan, Matthew, and Ashlyn Newton; great-grandchildren Luke and Brooke Parks and Genna Patterson; and a sister Virginia Wilson of Frederick, MD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Yettie Jordan and Mildred Hunt, and a brother James Skillman.
A memorial visiting for family and friends will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD, where a memorial service and celebration of Maurice’s life will be held Friday September 23 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Carrington, Charles Edward
Birth: 1951-07-22 in Clarksville Virginia
|Charles Edward Carrington, of Pomfret, MD, departed this life at his home on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. He was born in Clarksville Virginia on July 22, 1951, to the late Edmond R. and Mary O. Carrington. He was the youngest of five children. |
For nearly thirty years, Charles proudly served the Charles County community as a coach, educator, mentor, volunteer, and elected official. He is known for his coaching tenure with the Western Charles Skyhawks Youth Organization and McDonough High School football and wrestling teams. His community involvement included membership in the Knights of Columbus; president of McDonough High School’s Athletic Boosters; seminar leader for Empowering African-American Males to Succeed. He was a member of the Civista Health Foundation and Branch, Banking, and Trust Advisory Board. Most recently, he served as a member of the Charles County Board of Education from 2006 to 2010.
As a child of God, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Charles embodied ideals of compassion, humility, and integrity. Few knew the man who were not profoundly impacted by his kindness and sincerity. He is remembered for his quick smile, sparkling eyes, and famous catch-phrase: Mercy!
Charles is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Deborah; three sons, Christopher Purnell, Charles II, and Nicholas Carrington; five grandchildren, Damien, Chandrea, Joshua, Marcus and Taliya; three sisters, Alice Stewart (James), M. Frances Graham (Thomas), and Queen Esther Myers (Robert); and brother, Edmond II.
He was predeceased by daughter, Tiffani.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Civista Health Foundation.
Viewing, Monday, September 26, 2011 from 5 to 8pm, Prayers 7pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, Maryland and on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 9am until Mass of Christian Burial, 10am. Interment, St. Charles Cemetery, Glymont, Maryland.
Arrangements, Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Maryland.
|Zentgraft, William Albert, Sr.
Birth: 1936-02-15 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
|William A. Zentgraft, Sr., 75, of Prince Frederick MD passed away on September 20, 2011 at his home. He was born on February 15, 1936 on the family farm in Prince Frederick, MD to the late Albert and Thelma Hutchins Zentgraft. |
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his wife of 26 years who passed away at the age of 44, Elsie Mae Zentgraft, and his sister, Anne Z. Cox.
Mr. Zentgraft or Mr. Z, as he was called by many of the students on his bus route, owned and operated school buses for over 40 years. He also worked at farming, raising tobacco and then beef cattle in later years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick.
He is survived by his children; Genevieve A. Zentgraft of Prince Frederick, William A. Zentgraft, Jr. and his wife Lynette of Owings, Christina L. Rickett of Prince Frederick, and Charles Allen Zentgraft and his wife Tammy of Prince Frederick. Grandfather of; Charles A. (AJ) Zentgraft, Jr., Julia M. Zentgraft, Lindsay M. Rickett, Zackary D. Rickett, William A. (Will) Zentgraft, III and Matthew A. Zentgraft. He is also survived by his sisters, M. Ellen Williams and Mary Frances Harrison both of Prince Frederick and companion Faye Bowen and her family of Prince Frederick.
The family will receive friends on Friday September 23, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick, MD from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where services will he held on Saturday September 24, 2011, 10 AM. Interment will follow in Central Cemetery, Barstow, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838 Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, PA, Port Republic, MD
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