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|Posey, Bertram Theodore
Birth: 1931-07-06 in Charles County, Maryland
|Posey, Bertram Theodore (Age 81) of Indian Head, Maryland.|
Bertram Theodore (Teddy, Bert) Posey departed this life and entered into eternal life with his heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Bertram was born July 6, 1931 in Charles County, Maryland. He was the son of the late Oscar and Nellie Posey.
Bertram was educated in the Charles County School system where he graduated from Pomonkey High School. He enlisted in the Army and served in Korea during the Korean War. He re-enlisted in the Air Force where he participated in the Berlin Airlift and received an honorable discharge.
He attended Bowie State University where he graduated with a BA degree in Education. He furthered his studies at the University of Maryland, Towson University, and American University.
Bertram was an educator in the Charles County School system where he taught social studies, science and driver’s education. After retiring from the school system, he became a courier for National Health Laboratories.
Bertram was an outgoing person who loved his family. He was an avid Redskins fan and loved and played music. He played with several bands over the years with the last being the Clefs of Sound. Bertram was known for his jovial spirit. He was known as a philosopher, a weatherman, but most known for his sincerity and compassion for others. He loved to travel and visited many parts of the world.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Goldie, Elaine, and Marva; brothers: Samuel, Hollis, Roland, Mervin, Donald, Clifford and William Isaac.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Margie; children, Alonzo (Cynthia “Cyndi”), Colette (William “Billy”), Carlezsa (Joseph “Joe”), and Avery, Sr. (Hope). Grandchildren: Avery Jr., Kristen, Elise, Simone, Devin, Jalisa, Nicholas, and Nevaeh. Great-grandchildren: Landon and Shaune.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with services starting at 11:00 a.m. at Thornton Funeral Home, P.A. 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head (Pomonkey), Maryland 20640. Interment will be at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham. Maryland.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.
|Taylor, Walter , Jr.
Birth: 1936-07-07 in Northampton County, Virginia
|Walter Taylor Jr., age 76 passed into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at Genesis Center in La Plata, MD. He was born July 7, 1936 to the late Walter Taylor, Sr. and Addie Rogers Taylor Madre in Northampton County, VA.|
Junior, as known to his Brother and Sisters, received his education in the public school system in Accomack County VA. He was employed as a Tractor Trailer Driver for many years until he retired. He married Josie Mae Addison Taylor Major and was blessed with 6 children.
Walter came to live with his daughter Faith until he became too ill for her to care for him. She found a nursing facility that could. Walter lived at the nursing home until the Lord called him home. Walter was a man that wouldn't complain. Everyone at the facility loved him. They would say, "Your Dad is so polite and pleasant." His favorite saying when asked, how you doing, would be replied with, "Good Thank the Lord." Walter gave his life to Christ on July 16, 2007 at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church under the guidance of Pastor Mabel Smith. He sang in the Men's Choir. He loved coming to church and singing for the Lord. He was quiet and very respectful. Walter loved his children and family.
Walter is survived by 8 daughters, Alice and Faith Taylor; Deborah (Chris Wilson); Mazie Williams; Mona (Thorrind Woolford); Deatrice (Garrett Copper); Linda and Charlotte Taylor; two step-Sons, Grayson and Efrain Taylor; one brother, Wayne Taylor and five sisters, Barbara (Carlton Tindely); Marie Garris; Norma (Samuel Drummond); Asia (William Nock) and Brenda (Rev. Willie White, Sr.); one brother In-Law, Donald Sturgis; 24 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three Uncles, William Jr.; John west and Cleveland Rogers; four aunts, Mary Drummond, Patricia Orgias; Maepellam Beckett and Gloria Jean Rogers; two step-brothers, Garland Kellam (Mary Louise) and Horace Lee Madre; Three adopted daughters, Jackie Jones, Denise Swann and Virgie McGee that helped care for him and a very close friend, Clearance Henson along with a host of nephews, nieces, other family and friends and his church family.
Preceding him in death is one son, Walter Taylor III; Sisters, Judy and Gladys; one Grand-daughter, RayAnn Smith; In-Laws, Ruby Taylor, William Garris and Charles Bagwell.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Edwards-Barnett, Phyllis Ann
|Born on October 30, 1951 to Joseph N. and Phyllis A. Edwards of Joliet, IL. Passed away on September 25, 2012 at her residence in Port Republic at the age of 60. |
She is the loving wife of the late Michael Lee Barnett; beloved mother of Shannon Eacho, Ruth (Jimmy Mullikin) Eacho and Meagan Eacho. Devoted grandmother of Damion Brooks, Xavier Eastham and Dominick Eacho. Sister of Patricia (John) Hayes of Broadview, IL, Judy (Dave) Wilkinson of North Chesterfield, VA and Ted (Carolyn) Edwards of Mechanicsville, VA. Care taker of Merten Meader.
Phyllis enjoyed art and spent her free time coloring and sculpting. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter – Day Saints, 50 Clyde Jones Road, Sunderland, MD 20689 where her memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Phelps, Betty Buckler
Birth: 1930-02-21 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
|Betty Buckler Phelps, 82, of Huntingtown, MD passed away September 24, 2012 at Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick, MD. Betty, known as the “the sewing lady,” was born February 21, 1930 in Prince Frederick to Alvin and Lillie (Jones) Buckler. |
She was the last of ten children and has spent her entire life in Calvert County. She graduated in 1948 from Calvert High School and a few days later married Philip Howard Phelps (from Texas) on June 16, 1948. After they were married, they moved to Huntingtown, where she lived the remainder of her life. Betty was a very giving person who never asked for anything in return. She will be loved and missed not only by family, but all the people whose lives were touched by this remarkable woman.
Betty was known throughout the county for her sewing and alterations, always giving her customers excellent workmanship at an extremely fair price. She donated many hours of service to the police, sheriff and fire departments by sewing patches on their sleeves at no cost. Betty had a passion for bowling, watching the Orioles and Redskins, listening to country western music and riding her John Deere tractor. Betty always enjoyed having dogs in her house and even bred several types over the years. Most of all, Betty loved having her many relatives and friends stop by for a visit.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 52 years Philip Howard Phelps, sons Gregory Howard and Michael Wayne Phelps, brothers Stanley, Gorman, and Thomas Buckler and sisters Grace Humphreys, Marguerite Gettier, Thelma Trott and Lucille Wood.
She is survived by her sons Larry Phelps and wife Susan of Prince Frederick and Brian Phelps of Huntingtown, daughter Dianne Phelps of Huntingtown; three grandchildren, Mark Phelps and wife Heather of Edgewater, MD, Kevin Phelps and wife Kerry of Hanover, MD and Phillip Phelps of Sunderland, MD. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Ian, Maxwell and Caroline Phelps, and sisters Doris Buckler Hall and Helen Buckler Phelps.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Curly, Edward Raleigh, Jr.
Birth: 1933-08-06 in Washington, DC
|Edward R. "Chum" Curley Jr., 79, of Annapolis, MD, passed away September 24, 2012 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was playing bridge at the Heritage Harbour Community Center in Annapolis and he must have had a great hand. He was born August 6, 1933 in Washington, DC to the late Edward Raleigh Curley, Sr. and Katherine (Lowery) Curley.|
Ed graduated from Easter High School in Washington, DC and was a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park. He graduated from George Washington University in February of 1973 with a Master of Arts in Government and Public Administration.
On May 6, 1953, Ed enlisted in the United States Navy. He was a Korean War Veteran, earning the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Medal, before being honorably discharged on April 25, 1957. After the Navy, he managed Fairlane Bowling Alleys between Norfolk, VA and Charlotte, NC. He was the first Director for the Charles County Recreation and Parks Department and was responsible for the parks in Southern Maryland, including White Plains Golf Course and Gilbert Run Regional Park. He spent the rest of his life working in real estate and land development, building many communities in several states, including Maryland. He was retired three days a week, most weekends and whenever he traveled.
Ed had the great gift of gab, taking charge of any room and he would spread his special blend of Irish wit and humor to anyone that would listen. He had the ability to coach anyone through any situation. He took great pride in making sure you were "working your plan and planning your work". If you gave Ed enough time, he would convince you to work his plan. He was an avid sports fan enjoying many college sports. He was especially fond of the Washington Redskins and the Washington Nationals. He also enjoyed world traveling. He had many great gifts and talents, but his greatest gifts were his big laugh and bigger heart. He was a special dad, father, uncle, grandfather, partner, mentor and friend to many.
Ed is survived by his son, Edward R. "Guy" Curley III (Keli) of Mechanicsville, MD; his grandchildren, Edward R. "Casey" Curley IV of Great Mills, MD, Payten Runyon of Mechanicsville, MD, and Austen Runyon of Mechanicsville, MD; one great-granchild, Caylee Curley of Mechanicsville, MD; his step-children, Steven Cosh (Janet), Chris Cosh (Mary), Cyndy Turner and Valerie Cusato (Anthony); his sister-in-law, Betty Shipp of Great Mills, MD; eight step grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Anne Curley and his second wife, Barbara L. Cosh-Curley.
Family will receive friends for Ed's Life Celebration on Friday, September 28, 2012, from 5 PM to 8 PM, with a tributes and remembrances at 7 PM, at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD 20686. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Edward R. "Casey" Curley IV, Austen Runyon, J.J. Cosh, Chris Estep, Ray Rivera, Charlie Gardiner and Dale Vallandingham.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Parish Memorial Garden Fund, P.O. Box 207, St. Mary's City, MD 20686, All Hallows' Parish Food Pantry, 3604 Solomon's Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037, or PJ Aldridge Foundation for Cancer Research, P.O. Box 97, Ocean City, MD 21842, firstname.lastname@example.org for online donations.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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