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|Armsworthy, Joseph Haverman
Birth: 1926-08-18 in La Plata, Maryland
|Joe Haverman Armsworthy of Bel Alton, MD passed away on May 16, 2015 at SagePoint in La Plata, MD. Born on August 18, 1926 in La Plata, MD Joe was the son of the late James Armsworthy and Emma (Thompson) Armsworthy. |
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey (Cooksey) Armsworthy; sisters, Lou Mae Mohr and Dolores Anderson; and brother, James Armsworthy. Joe is survived by his son, Eddie Armsworthy (Kim); daughters, Debbie Shifflette (Mark) and Mary Beth Swann (Larry); grandchildren, TJ Mohler (Liz), Lindsey Kirkland (Ryan), Joey Shifflette and Jimmy Shifflette.
Joe was a member of the American Legion and past member of the Bel Alton VFD. He was also a member of St. Ignatius Chapel Point Church. Joe served in the US Army from 1944 to 1946. Joe was employed as a carpenter for many years, retiring as Director of Public Works at the Naval Ordinance Station in Indian Head, MD. He liked to hunt and also enjoyed fishing, crabbing and gardening in his spare time. Joe will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 25, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, with prayers at 7:00 PM at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at St. Ignatius Chapel Point in Port Tobacco, MD. Pallbearers: Ronald Armsworthy, Phillip Armsworthy, TJ Mohler, Charles Rice, William Rice and Joey Shifflette; Honorary, Jimmy Shifflette. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ignatius Chapel Point, 8855 Chapel Point Rd., Port Tobacco, MD 20677. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
|Lines, Sarah Catherine
Birth: 1921-01-24 in Island Creek, Calvert County, Maryland
|Sarah Catherine Hance “Josie” Lines, 94, died peacefully at her son’s home in La Plata, MD on May 16, 2015. Born January 24, 1921 at home in Island Creek (Calvert County), MD, she was the only child of Catherine Elizabeth Parran and Chesley Williams Hance.|
She was raised on the family farm and loved the nearby Patuxent River where she boated, swam, fished and caught soft shell crabs. She attended the Island Creek Number 6 One Room School (25 pupils, 7 grades and 1 teacher) until 1934 when she transferred to Calvert County High School in Prince Frederick from which she graduated in 1938.
An adventurous youngster, she often retold the story of walking across the Patuxent River with her father on the ice in the winter of 1938 from Calvert County to Sandgates in St. Mary’s County and back again, over a mile each way. In February 1939, she entered the School of Nursing at University of Maryland University Hospital, Baltimore, MD but did not finish due to illness.
While at home for rest under medical care, she met her future husband Second Lieutenant Philip Dater Lines who was in the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Meade, MD. They were married on August 8, 1942 at Ft. Jackson, SC. During WWII while Phil was in combat in Europe, she returned home to live with her parents and worked as a Special Duty Nurse at the local hospital. After the end of the war, her husband joined the MD Game and Inland Fish Commission (now DNR) and became the Wildlife Field Superintendent for the five counties of the Southern Maryland Region.
In 1948, they built a home in La Plata, MD where they raised two sons. Josie worked in the La Plata Post Office for many years, during which time she was active in the local American Legion Auxiliary, Cub Scouts, and Christ Episcopal Church La Plata. During the summers, the family traveled and camped throughout the United States. During her lifetime, she was proud that she had visited every state except Maine and Alaska.
In 1969, she and her family moved back to her childhood home in Island Creek in Calvert County. There, she renewed her interest in gardening and raised championship daffodils which she entered in competition in local, state, regional, national, and even international shows. Josie was very active in Christ Episcopal Church in Port Republic, MD where she served two terms on the Vestry (first woman to serve) and co-hosted the Country Store Booth at the Tournament for many years. She also worked at the Prince Frederick Post Office until her retirement in 1982.
She was a member and active supporter of many organizations including Calvert County Garden Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Washington Daffodil Society, American Daffodil Society, Friends of the One Room Schoolhouse, Calvert Historical Society, Calvert County Farm Bureau, and the Calvert Marine Museum. Throughout her life, she remained a generous and caring “people person”. Many friends and acquaintances received gifts of flower bulbs and plants from her. In her later years, she knitted hundreds of caps for the poor and homeless through her knitting group “Caps for the Cold”.
She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 52 years. She is survived by her sons David Freeman Lines and his wife Ann of La Plata, MD and Thomas Chesley Lines and his wife Susan of Indian Springs, AL. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three nieces, two nephews, and many cousins.
The family will receive friends at son David’s home in La Plata on Friday, May 22, 2015 from 3-6 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 11 AM at Christ Church, Port Republic, MD. Interment will follow in church cemetery. The family will receive friends at a luncheon reception in the church hall following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church (Port Republic), Hospice, Grace Brethren Church (Waldorf) or the Calvert County Garden Club. Funeral arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service in La Plata, MD.
|Hayden, Lester Allen
Birth: in Marion, Virginia
|Lester Allen Hayden, 67, died on Saturday May 16, 2015 at his residence in Waldorf, MD after a lengthy battled with chronic leukemia. Born in Marion, VA he was the son of the late James Harvey Hayden, Sr. and Gracie Irene Cook Hayden.|
Lester worked at Hunt Form in La Plata, MD. He loved sports, the Virginia Cavaliers, college basketball, baseball, the Redskins, fishing, yardwork, sitting on the porch watching thunderstorms. Lester loved his wife Nancy.
He is survived by sons, James A. Hayden (Heather Johnson, Fiancé), Lester Allen Hayden, Jr. (Carolyn), step-children, Gary Roper (Lisa Surniak), Jeff Roper (Karen), Greg Roper (Pam); brothers, James Harvey Hayden, Jr. (Lois), William Roy Hayden; sister, Patsy Mason (Carl), 13 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Edwards, Kim Alan
Birth: 1951-11-20 in Akron, Ohio
|Kim Alan Edwards, 63, of Lusby, MD passed away on May 16, 2015 at his residence. Born November 20, 1951 in Akron, OH he was the son of the late James Walter Edwards and Jean Marie (Klein) Edwards.|
Kim graduated from Calvert high School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. Kim married his wife, Ann on September 14, 1973 in Solomons Island, MD. He recently retired from DeMent’s Mechanical Corporation.
Kim is survived by his wife Ann Elizabeth Edwards; his children, Daniel Seth Edwards (Amanda) of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, and Sarah Elizabeth Hackney (Jason) of Hampstead, MD; and his brother James “Skip” Frederick Edwards (Sue) of Lusby, MD.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Chesapeake Church, 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to End Hunger In Calvert County, Inc., P.O. Box 758, Huntingtown, MD 20639. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Custodio, Minnie Bell
Birth: 1924-12-29 in Washington, D.C.
|Minnie Bell Custodio, 90, of Waldorf, MD died on May 15, 2015. Minnie was born on December 29, 1924 in Washington, DC to the late Roland and Georgianna Hall. Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, the late Amando F. Custodio. |
Minnie retired from the Hecht Co. as a Sales Consultant for many years. She was a member of the VFW Lodge. In her spare time, Minnie enjoyed sewing, gardening, animals, dancing, cooking and traveling. Most of all, Minnie enjoyed socializing with her loving family and friends. She was also known to all as Nana.
Minnie is survived by her daughters, Rita Shane of Waldorf, MD , Jean Webb and son-in-law Robert of NC; brother, Richard Hall (Barbara) of FL; six grandchildren, Collette Lusk, Bridget Boyden, Michelle Ancell, Robert Roten, Lisa Roten and Wesley Roten; also remembered by 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM with a Funeral Service at 11:00 AM (Pastor Dave Huffman to officiate) at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary’s Ave., La Plata, MD. Interment to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.
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