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Smith, Jacqueline Ann
Birth: Monday, May 20, 1935 in La Plata, Maryland
Residence: Indian Head, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the age of 80
Laid to Rest: Thursday, October 29, 2015 in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Pomfret, Maryland
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Ann Smith, 80 of Indian Head, MD passed away on October 20, 2015 at United Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Jackie was born in La Plata, MD to the late John Maddox and the late Annie B. Willett. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased in death by her loving husband, John Smith; and sisters, Mary E. Maddox and Jane Brown.

Jackie is survived by her sisters, Linda Maddox and Elsie Scott (James); sons, James M. White (Sue Meadows), Robert Dennison White (Georgia) and Richard A. White (Kimberly); daughters, Roberta A. Parks (John Keenan, Jr.) and Annie B. Miller (Dennis); six grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Jackie graduated with the first graduating class of Archbishop Neale School, La Plata, MD. She was employed as a Bus Driver for Prince George's County Public Schools. Jackie was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Lady's Auxiliary of Clinton and Upper Marlboro VFDs. She loved to watch Jeopardy in her spare time, but above all she loved everyone she met. She will be missed by many.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, 211 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD 20646 from 5 to 8 PM with prayer's at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Thursday, October 29, 2015 11 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Pomfret, MD. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Brown, Kenneth Brown, Randy Parks, Dennis Miller, John Scott, Timothy Bentley, Jr. and John Keenan, Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.

Chase, James Herbert
Birth: Monday, July 06, 1931
Residence: White Plains, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the age of 84
Laid to Rest: Monday, October 26, 2015 in the St. Ignatius Catholic Church Cemetery, Port Tobacco, Maryland
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James "Herbert" Chase, 84, departed this life peacefully at his residence in White Plains, MD on October 20, 2015.

James, better known as "Herbert" was born on July 6, 1931 to the late James Alexander and Catherine Olivia Chase. He was educated in the Charles County Public School System. He was a faithful member of St. Ignatius Church.

James retired from the Town of La Plata Waste Water Management in 2001. On Friday nights, he looked forward to getting picked up by his buddy, Donald Lee to go play cards. James also enjoyed family gatherings at his daughter, Catherine's house, especially being the Caller for Po-Keno.

In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his brothers, Frances "Mac", John, William "Bill", Stephen "Jack"; sister, Bernadette; son, James, Jr.; great-grandson, Devante; daughter, Theresa; and granddaughter-in-law, Elizabeth.

James leaves to cherish his wife of 62 years, Largo; brothers, Eugene and Joseph (Eleanor); sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and Virgie; sisters-in-law, Gloria, Florence and Lucinda; son, Patrick (Barbara), daughters, Catherine (Larry) and Lisa (Kenny); former son-in-law, Wayne Dorsey; grandchildren, Tyrone Butler, Felicia Montgomery (Troy), Jamal Thompson (Keisha), Tamara Tolson, Lamar Dorsey, Shiria Thomas, Juanita Dorsey and Wayne Dorsey, Jr; great-grandchildren, Davon, Deontra, Jamaal, Jr., Tyrone, Jr., Javon, ShaDai, Quionni, William, Malachi, Titus, Dontae, Chiamara and Tyler; in addition to a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 26, 2015 at St. Ignatius Church, 8855 Chapel Point Rd., Port Tobacco, MD; Interment immediately following in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Tyrone Butler, Jamal Thompson, Wayne Dorsey, Sr., Tony Chase, Tony Washington and Kevin Washington. The family would like to give a special thanks to daughter, Lisa, sister, Virgie and Charles County Hospice. Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.

Major, Madison Grace
Birth: Thursday, March 31, 2005 in La Plata, Maryland
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the age of 10
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Madison Grace Major, 10, of La Plata, MD died on October 20, 2015 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C., surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 31, 2005, in La Plata, MD, she is the cherished daughter of Timothy Lee Major and Robyn Marie Sanford Major of La Plata, MD.

Maddie loved everything about life! She was determined, willful, and brave. Maddie enjoyed school, and attended the fourth grade at Grace Lutheran School, where she was an avid reader. Maddie adored her dog Bella, and loved arts and crafts, knitting, soccer, the beach, and shopping – especially at Target. She loved playing with her nieces, Morgan and Reagan, and her best friend, M.J.

Maddie's sense of humor made everyone laugh. She had the ability to smile through everything that she was forced to endure. Although she was a tiny girl, she made a huge difference in the lives of countless others. Maddie brought people together – her family, the community, and the world. When we think of love, we think of Maddie. As Maddie said, "Love. My only answer is love."

In addition to her parents, Maddie is also survived by her sisters, Candace Major of Waldorf, MD, Kelli Welch (Michael) of Hughesville, MD, Allie Major of Waldorf, MD, and Kelsey Major of Waldorf, MD; brother, John Major of La Plata, MD; nieces, Morgan and Reagan Welch; aunts and uncles, Karen Downs, Lisa Qualters (Kevin), Laura Sanford, John Major (Patricia), David Sanford, and Tom Major; godmother, Laura Lee Via; best friend, Michael John "MJ" Rabasco; Laura "YaYa" Major; and many extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Ellen "Mommaw" Boyd.

Family will receive friends for Maddie's Life Celebration on Monday, October 26, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646. A Celebration of Maddie's Life, officiated by Pastor Charles Long, will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. Interment will be private.

Serving as pallbearers will be John Major, Kelsey Major, Aaron Ruffo, Michael Welch, Jimmy Bunnell, and Adam Knight. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maddie Grace Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Grace Lutheran Church, 1200 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20622. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Spargo-Mentges, Patricia Genevieve
Birth: Thursday, February 16, 1928 in Hollywood, California
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Monday, October 19, 2015 at the age of 87
Laid to Rest: in the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Cemetery, Solomons, Maryland
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Walburn, Ronnie Harrison
Birth: in Middleport, Ohio
Death: Monday, October 19, 2015
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Ron "Biscuit" Walburn, son of the late Raymond and Mary Walburn, was born and raised in Middleport, Ohio. He is survived by 6 children: Mary Pearson, Ronnie (Debbie) Walburn, Danny (Tina) Walburn, Ricky (Anita) Walburn, Michael "Peanut" Walburn, and Jimmy (Camille) Walburn; 6 brothers and 1 sister, 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends, especially friends from the Dennys restaurants in Waldorf, MD and Clarysville, OH; and the Bob Evans restaurant in Fostoria, OH.

Ron served in the United States Air Force. He was a CDL truck driver for Davidson Transfer and a member of the Teamster Union Local 639. He managed the Trojan Vineyard in Jacobsburg, OH. He served as the first President and Director of the short term housing and rehabilitation center called "Reality House" in Laurel, MD. He loved barbershop music, watching football, and spending time with friends.

A private memorial service will be held for the family in Ohio at a later date.

Condolences can be sent to Mary Pearson at maryp10(at) and to Mary Taylor at davidtay(at)

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