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Pharis, Geraldine Marie
Birth: Sunday, August 19, 1945 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 71
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Geraldine Marie Pharis, 71, of Hollywood, MD passed away June 10, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Geraldine was born on August 19, 1945 in Leonardtown, MD to the late John Franklin Gift and Lenore Genevieve Gift.

Geraldine was baptized on September 1, 1945. She graduated from Anocostia High School in Washington D.C. in 1963. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Education in 1967 and her Master's degree in 1971 from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. On February 19, 1972, she married her beloved husband, Jerry Wayne Pharis at the Church of Reformation in Washington, D.C. Together they celebrated over 45 wonderful years of marriage.

In 1967 she began her career as a librarian with St. Mary's County Public Schools . She worked in various elementary schools including, Lexington Park, Frank Knox and Ridge. She left there for employment at the Bermuda Biological Station for three years. Then she was employed for over 20 dedicated years as the librarian for Chesapeake Biological Lab, until her retirement in June 2007. Following retirement she was an active volunteer at St. Michael's Catholic School and Piney Point Elementary school, and earned the Volunteer of the Year Award from Piney Point.

Her hobbies included cross stitch, crocheting, needlepoint, and cooking. She made many delicious dishes, but her fried chicken was a favorite. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. Her greatest love was for her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved spending time with. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and an active volunteer. She was the Fellowship Director, a member of the Lutheran Woman Missionary Group, and the Food Pantry. She also volunteered with the St. Mary's County Board of Elections.

In addition to her beloved husband, Geraldine is also survived by her children, Jeffrey Pharis (Genevieve) of St. Inigoes, MD and Jaime Pharis Canter (Aaron) of Piney Point, MD; her grandchildren: Nick, Jon and Evie Pharis and Lillian and Ben Canter; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her brother, Nicholas A. Gift.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.,with prayers at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Reverend Dr. Jonathan A. Blanke on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 46707 Shangri La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Nick Pharis, Jon Pharis, Ben Canter, Aaron Canter, Ed Wallace and Michael Pipkin. Honorary pallbearers will be Evie Pharis and Lillian Canter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Trinity Lutheran Church, 46707 Shangri La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653, the American Cancer Society, Gambrills, MD or the Kevin Arnold Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools, Attention: Deb Sepeda, 1301 Maria Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.


Mays, Becky Leona
Birth: Wednesday, September 23, 1964 in Cheverly, Maryland
Residence: Piney Point, Maryland
Death: Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 52
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Becky Leona Mays, 52, of Piney Point, MD passed away on June 10, 2017 at Johns Hopkins University Hospital Baltimore, MD after battling Leukemia. Born on September 23, 1964 in Cheverly, MD. Becky married her best friend Randolph S. Mays (Randy) on July 23, 1993 and had one son Brian Russell Mays of Piney Point, MD. That was the love of her life and brightened every day.

Becky is also survived by her mother Barbara Garrison of Hollywood, MD and her father William E. Garrison of Mechanicsville, MD, (stepmother Sandy). Siblings: William Garrison of California, MD, Richard Garrison (Laurie) of California, MD, Wendy Mattingly (Charles) of Morganza, MD, Lorie Tobey (Richard) of Delaware, and Tammy Farrell (Joseph) of Hollywood, MD. Half-brother Robert Garrison of Mechanicsville, MD. She was preceded in death by her sister Barbara A. Jones.

Becky worked as a CNA at Charlotte Hall Veteran Home. After leaving there she worked with Health Home and would take care of patients in their home. Becky started with St. Mary's Health Department in 1992 with Health Home. She also worked in the Clinic for Family Planning and loved working with the public. Becky went to CSM and took classes for phlebotomy and had a love doing outreach to bring testing and education to the public. Becky ended her career as a Medicaid Care Program Associate at the Health Department. She would always say, "Love my job not the politics".

Becky had a love for country music, but did have a wild side for rap and todays music. She loved dancing, camping and spending time with family and friends at the Wilderness Camping Resort. Becky especially loved her time at the pool. She liked playing horseshoes and bowling. Becky enjoyed following her son with school sports and helping with fundraising and concession stands for the Leonardtown Football Team. She loved watching her son and his team grow together. Becky was known as, "Momma Mays".

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will following at 10:00AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Paul MacPherson officiating. Interment will be Private. Contribution may be made to Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD, American Cancer Society, 1041 Rt. 3, North Building A., Gambrills, MD 21054 and/or The Fund for Johns Hopkins University Hospital, 750 East Pratt Street, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Arrangements by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Hill, Ralph Victor
Birth: Thursday, August 16, 1945 in Hughesville, Maryland
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the age of 71
Laid to Rest: Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Ralph Victor Hill, 71, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones at his residence in Mechanicsville, Maryland on June 10, 2017. Ralph was born to John Cornelius Hill and Katie Marie Buckler Hill in Hughesville, Maryland. He enjoyed family trips to Disney World and working on classic cars in his garage. He attended many car shows and loved cruising in his old classic cars and trucks. His greatest joy however was spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Hill; his daughters, Christy Hill (John Gallagher) and Teresa Guy (Richard Guy); his step-sons Steven Wood (Tracy Sidney) and Kevin Waldow (Anita Waldow); 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brothers, James "Elmer" Hill, John "Dick" Hill and James "Pete" Hill; sisters, Mary Alice Stasch, and Thelma Hill.

Family will receive friends for Ralph's Life Celebration Visitation on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 5-8pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 12pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home with Interment following at Charles Memorial Gardens, 26325 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

Kurek, Ellen Ross
Residence: St. Leonard, Maryland
Death: Friday, June 09, 2017
Laid to Rest: in the Waters Memorial UMC Cemetery
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Ellen Ross Kurek, 90, of St. Leonard, MD died peacefully surrounded by her family on June 9, 2017. She was a native of Calvert County born to the late James Perry and Marjorie Thomas Ross. She is preceded in death by her husband Daniel Adam Kurek and her son, Gerard W. Kurek. She is survived by daughters, Mary Ellen Romney (Kenneth), Nancy E. Scott, (George) and Jayne R. Hopkins, (Michael). She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday June 15, 2017 from 11-12 noon at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons, MD where a mass of Christian burial will follow at 12 Noon. She will be buried in the family plot in Waters Memorial UMC Cemetery on land that was donated by her great-grandfather, Sewell Davis Waters. Memorial contributions may be made to either Our Lady Star of the Sea School or Waters Memorial Cemetery Fund. Arrangements provided by the Rausch Funeral Home of Port Republic, MD.

McCready, EulaMae Dowell
Birth: Thursday, March 20, 1930 in Lusby, Maryland
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Friday, June 09, 2017 at the age of 87
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 in the St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lusby, Maryland
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Eula Mae Dowell McCready, 87, of Lusby, MD passed away June 9, 2017 at Solomons Nursing Center. Born March 20, 1930 in Lusby, MD, she was the daughter of the late Malcomb Dowell and Madeline (Pardoe) Dowell. Eula was a homemaker who loved to bake, take care of her grandchildren, sew and go on vacations.

Eula is survived by her children, Glenn McCready (Wendy) of St. Leonard, MD and Janet Cowan (Troy) of Hickory, NC; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and brother, Donald Dowell of Sunderland, MD. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett McCready whom she married on June 8, 1947 in Lusby, MD and her siblings, Virginia Mishou and Agnes Allegra.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657. A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Ann Edwards on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rausch Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow in St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lusby, MD. Serving as urnbearer will be Mike Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

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