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|Keith, Susan Lynne
Birth: 1960-08-28 in Lexington, North Carolina
|Susan Lynne (Palmer) Keith, 51, of La Plata, MD, went home to rest on November 15, 2011 at Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C. Susan was born on August 28, 1960 in Lexington, NC.|
Susan was the first of twin daughters born to Norma Potts Palmer and the late Donald Lynn Palmer.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Susan was defined by her love for the North Carolina Tarheels. She was a devoted fan of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team and was an enthusiastic supporter of the La Plata High School wrestling team. In addition, she was a woman of faith, serving as an active leader and dedicated member of Hughesville Baptist Church. She touched numerous lives as a career educator in the roles of teacher and instructional specialist at Benjamin Stoddert, Mattawoman, and Milton Somers middle schools.
In addition to her mother, Susan is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Raymond Keith, her son, Mitchell Aaron Keith, her daughter, Marissa Lynne Keith and step-daughter Colleen E. Faria, her sister, Barbara P. Hege, her 2 brothers, Daniel Palmer & wife Ava and Donald Palmer, Jr. & wife Christy, her father-in-law, Raymond H. Keith and mother-in-law, Marlene S. Keith, her former in-laws, Harvey and Grace Nolan and a host of many other family members and friends.
As a special tribute to Susan, the family would be pleased to see as much Carolina Blue as possible at the funeral.
The family will receive friends for a Life Celebration on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2011 at Hughesville Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Wesleyan Memorial Gardens Cemetery at the New Life Church in La Plata, MD.
Arrangements are being made by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Susan to the following charities: Don Palmer Memorial Scholarship c/o Davidson County Education Foundation, P.O. Box 444, Lexington, NC 27293; Lottie Moon Christmas Offering c/o Hughesville Baptist Church, 8505 Old Leonardtown Rd, Hughesville, MD 20637; La Plata Wrestling Team La Plata High School, 6305 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646; American Cancer Society, 1041 Rt. #3, North Bldg. A., Gambrills, MD 21054.
|Smoot, Mary Nettie
Birth: 1941-12-25 in Newport, Maryland
|On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Mary Nettie Smoot, surrounded by her loving and devoted family, quietly entered eternal rest at her residence in Waldorf, MD.|
Mary was born on Christmas day, December 25, 1941 in Newport, Maryland to the late James Leo and the late Mary Nettie Dade Knott. She was educated in the school system of Charles County, Maryland and attended Bel Alton High School.
Mary, affectionately known to family and friends as “Barbara,” met the love of her life, the late Joseph Louis Smoot while working for the Miles Hotel. They were married and out of this union nine children were born.
She was a loving mother and homemaker who felt her greatest accomplishment in life was raising her children. She was also a fun loving person who enjoyed playing cards, the Maryland lottery, watching horror movies, the Lifetime channel soap operas, gardening and fishing.
Her family will remember her most for the love that she generously gave to them and also for her loyalty, honesty, caring and understanding heart. Her words of wisdom, “treat people the way you want to be treated,” will always be remembered as will her faith and trust in God. The time she treasured and spent with her grandchildren will be deeply missed and holiday dinners will never be the same without her.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is also preceded in death by her daughter, Leslie Smoot, and brothers James and John Knott.
Left to cherish many memories are her children Joseph Smoot, Keith Smoot Deborah Dorsey, Janice Scroggins, Kathy Smoot, Andrea Smoot, LaKeych Thompson, and Canice Jackson; grandchildren: Jacqueline Dorsey, Wendell Riley, Wendy Riley, Troy Ford, Roneika Smoot, Brandon Winters, Ashley Farmer, Thomas Farmer Jr., Samantha Smoot, Jordan Smoot, Madison Smoot, Cameron Smoot, Danielle Smoot, Destiny Smoot, Devonte Burruss, Kayla Thompson, Asia Thompson, Da’Mya McNair, Desiree McNair, Rhian Jackson Jr., Nakaya Jackson, Aiyanna Jackson, Kyle Scroggins, Joshua Scroggins, and Nadia Smoot; great grandchildren: Keyonni Riley, Katrell Riley, Isaiah Ingram, Khyriee Riley, Brooklyn Curtis, Erica Bonds, and Eric Bonds, Jr.; sons-in-law: Stanley Scroggins; daughters-in-law: Julie and Leigh Smoot; sisters: Audrey Proctor, Dorothy Ford, Frances Grant, Eva Dorsey, Helen Rosier; brothers: Clayton Knott, Joseph Knott, Daniel Knott; sisters-in-law: Marie Knott and Theresa Lee; brother-in-law: Harrison Grant; aunt: Dorothy Dade and a host of nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.
Her viewing will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 9:30am until Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary’s Avenue, La Plata, MD. Interment will be held in the Church Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD.
|Wolfman, Ellen Lucille
|Ellen Lucille Jenkins Talbert Wolfman, 91, on November 15, 2011, of Hollywood, MD, passed peacefully at Washington Hospital Center. |
Her long walk in a life filled with faith, love, and charity was finished.
Born to the late Clarence N. and Jessie Jenkins, Lucille was preceded in death by her husband George Herbert Talbert, Jr., and her husband Major Milton Wolfman. She was also preceded in death by her son, George Herbert Talbert, III, and siblings Mable Steele and Roy Jenkins.
Lucille was former teacher in Prince George's County Public Schools, where she brought the joy of reading to many young people. She remained an active church leader and volunteer, and shared the love of the Lord with those around her.
Lucille is survived by two sons, Norman Wallace Talbert and Thomas Anthony Talbert, one daughter, Ursula Sherree Wolfman, her sisters, Mary Ann Lucas, Gladys Skowronck, Eloise Lozupone, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren, as well as a host of relatives and friends who will miss her dearly and hold her memory lovingly in their hearts.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 13th, at 11:00 am at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity Church Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O Box 79, Hollywood, MD 20636 or to Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity Church Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20662.
|Witten, James Anthony
Birth: 1922-07-28 in Evanston, Illinois
|James Anthony Witten of Huntingtown, MD, born July 28, 1922 in Evanston, IL to William and Frances Witten passed away on November 14, 2011 at the age of 89. |
Mr. Witten was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Grace Brown, Brother Jack Witten and daughter Dianne “CoCo” Larsen.
Mr. Witten is survived by his wife, Madeleine; 12 children, James Witten, Jr. of Casper, WY, William Witten of Missoula, MT, Linda Evans of Wauconda, IL, Janet Pate of Willis, TX, Sharon Flores of Antioch, IL, Anthony Boynton of Danville, CA, Michal Boynton of Sabastopol, CA, Shawn Brennan of Sabastopol, CA, Philip Soroka of Port Republic, MD, Michael Witten of Lexington, VA, Linda Thompson of St Leonard, MD, Lisa Peepers of Norman, OK, 30 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Mr. Witten was raised in Highland Park, IL during a very difficult time in our nation, enlisting at the age of 18 into the United States Navy, faithfully serving in the South Pacific during WWII from June 1940 to September 1945 obtaining the rank of Aviation Chief Machinist Mate. After the war he returned to Illinois to raise his family, later moving to Wyoming; the state he affectionately referred to as “Home”. While in Wyoming he started several business ventures; a Dude Ranch in which Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were patrons, a paint/body shop for race cars and a car wash/convenience store. In the 1970’s he moved to Maryland to be closer to his brother where he met and married Madeleine in 1974. Although his own children were grown, he lovingly welcomed the opportunity to be a father to Madeleine’s four children.
Mr. and Mrs. Witten opened up their home providing educational and loving child care services to Calvert County children for over 25 years. Mr. Witten could always be found in his garage fixing “things” and finding a way to make “things” better. He dearly loved his family and cherished the time spent with them, was a loving husband; a devoted father, a treasured grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather; a beloved brother; and was a caring neighbor and friend. His family and friends celebrate his life and accomplishments, and will forever hold dear the memories he created for all. He will be greatly missed and will live on in our hearts forever.
The family will receive friends on Thursday November 17, 2011 from 10-11 AM at the Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic, MD with memorial services being held at 11 AM. Interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Pender, Phillip Eugene
Birth: 1954-05-04 in Flint, Michigan
|Phillip Eugene Pender, 57, of Waldorf, MD, departed this life on Monday, November 14, 2011, at his residence, with his loving family by his side. Phillip was born on May 4, 1954 in Flint, MI.|
Phillip was the son of Thomas William and Marilyn Ann (Walsh) Pender, presently of Grand Blanc, MI.
Phil was the beloved husband of Rebecca Lynn (Bolton) Pender for over 33 years. He was the loving father of Kara Anne (Pender) Rollins, (husband, Paul Rollins, Jr.), and devoted to his grandchildren Riley Morgan and Cole Phillip Rollins.
He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1975 to 1999. During his military career, his primary specialties included Officer of Special Investigations (OSI) and B-52 Aerial Gunner. Before retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant, Phil was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. After his military retirement in 1999 at Andrews Air Force Base, Phil opened Phil's Place in Hughesville, MD where his passionate loyalty to the Detroit Tigers was made known to all who entered.
Phil was preceded in death by his grandparents Cecil Allen and Mary Lorene (May) Pender, and William John Walsh and Mary Elizabeth (Bradford) Walsh Affeldt.
He also leaves siblings Jeannine Marie Pender, of Ponchatoula, LA, and Bryan Craig (wife Lezlie) Pender, of Midlothian, TX. Phil is also survived by nieces Katie Marie Crawford, Claire Marie Pender, and nephew Blake William Pender. He will be dearly missed by a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, November 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Family and friends are invited to attend the committal service with military honors at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in the chapel at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623. The procession from the funeral home will begin at 9:30 a.m., and pass Phil's Place on its way to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Charles County, P.O. Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
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