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Birth: 1930-07-17 in Washington, DC
|On July 17, 1930, in Washington, D.C., the late Antha Pryor Ezell gave birth to Sylvester Smith. It was the beginning of eighty-one years of life until the early morning of September 6, 2011, when Sylvester was quietly called home.|
“Ves,” as he was affectionately known to family and friends, was educated in the public schools of Charles County, Maryland until his attendance at Randall High School, in Washington, D.C.
Ves was employed by the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland where he was a devoted employee and retired after more than 30 years of service working hard as a Rigger.
Married for sixty years to the love of his life, Pearl Smith, together they had eight children, three of them preceding him in death.
Ves was a man who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life, such as time with his family, cooking for his family, fishing on his boat (when he had one) and then frying fish, not only for his family but for the beloved members of the Smith United Methodist Church, where he served as a Trustee and was a devoted member until his health began to decline.
In addition to his mother, Antha and step-father, Allen Ezell, he is also preceded in death by his sons, Roger and Michael and daughter, Brenda Smith and brothers, Dennis, Bernard, Calvin and Raymond Ezell.
Left to cherish many memories are his wife, Pearl, sons; Stanley (Connie), Kevin (Freda), Sylvester, Jr. (Felicia), and Carl (Angie), daughter, Karen, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, sisters, Marlene Buxton and Ann Bethay, brothers, Allen Ezell, Jr., Eddie Ezell (Barbara), Clarence (Alberta) Ezell, Warren Ezell, and James (Carla) Ezell, brothers-in-law, Nathaniel (Annie) Warren, James (Vyria) Cobey, Donald Gutrick, sisters-in-law, Geraldine Ward, Betty Ross, Shirley Lewis and Alberta Branson, good friend, Charles Bowman, and a host of other relatives and friends.
His viewing will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 10:00am until time of Services 11:00am in the CHAPEL at Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD. Interment Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, Pisgah, MD.
Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home, P.A.
|Graham, Ethel Kemper
Birth: 1923-06-29 in Covington, Virginia
|Mrs. Graham was a homemaker who enjoyed working with flowers in her flower garden, she was married to her husband for 50 years, and most enjoyed being with her family and friends. |
Daughter of the late Henry Jackson Kemper and the late Clara Rebecca Jones Kemper. Predeceased by her parents; husband Donald F. Graham; one late son, Gary Lee Reed; one late daughter, Deborah R. Reed; two late brothers, Carlos and Robert Kemper; and one late sister, Gibby Waugh.
Survived by: one daughter, Ramona (William) Campbell of Havelock, NC; one brother, Buster Kemper of FL; six sisters, Ruby Tingler of VA, Christine Lick of Waldorf, MD, Violet Males of Waldorf, MD, Alleen Whitley of Lusby, MD, Gay McDonald of Waldorf, MD, and Fay Nagle of Waldorf, MD; three half-brothers, Johnny, Douglas, and Chuck Kemper; one half-sister, Gwen Kemper; two grandchildren, Shannon and Amanda; and two great- grandchildren, Benjamin and Braedon.
Visitation: Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 12 Noon until time of Funeral Service at 1PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment at a later date in the family cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Edwards, Philip Charles
|Philip Charles Edwards, 69 of Orlando, FL, and formerly of Drayden, MD, died September 6, 2011. Philip was born on January 9, 1942 to the late Luther Dent and Myrtle Angeline Edwards. |
He is survived by his children Philip Charles Edwards, Jr., Betty Ann Edwards May, William Wesley Edwards and Richard Lee Edwards.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM in St. George's Episcopal Church in Valley Lee, MD, with Rev. Gregory Syler officiating.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
|Miedzinski, James Wilson
Birth: 1938-11-29 in Hollywood, Maryland
|James Wilson Miedzinski, 72, of Hollywood, MD, died September 5, 2011 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Born November 29, 1938, in Hollywood, MD he was the son of the late Joseph Michael Miedzinski (Pappy) and Eva Josephine Miedzinski. |
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Lee Miedzinski whom he married on April, 12, 1956 at St. Joseph’s Church, Morganza, MD.
He was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved his family.
Mr. Miedzinski is survived by his three daughters; Nancy Obendorf and her husband Ralph, Sharon Miedzinski and friend Kenny, and Pam Hancock and her husband Joe, all of Hollywood, MD. He was the grandfather to Michele, Tiffany, James and Joseph, and great grandfather to Lexi and Chelsea. Mr. Miedzinski is also survived by his siblings; Charles “Snookie” Miedzinski, Eva “Susie” Owen of Hollywood, MD, Margaret Saunders of Hugesville, MD, and Cecilia Taylor of King George, VA.
He was preceded in death by his siblings; Mary Agnes Huntt, Elizabeth Stone, Joseph Wilmer Russell Jr., Mary Louise Miedzinski, Joseph Miedzinski and Francis Miedzinski.
Jimmy was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County and spent most of his career owning and operating Miedzinski’s Rock Creek Distributorship and the Miedzinski Bus Service. He lived life with zeal and enjoyed his friends and people he met along the way. He was best known for his quick wit and keen sense of humor that was enjoyed by all the people who knew him. He loved to crab, play cards, play the slots, he was a big Orioles fan, enjoyed watching and betting on the games. He cherished the time he spent with his family and good friends. Jimmy was very special to the many people that loved him.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 Pm in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, with prayers being recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM in St. John’s Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Fr. Raymond Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Tony Norris, Joe Russell, Jerry Norris, Hank Hayden, CP Miedzinski, and John Chapman. Honorary pallbearers will be; Arthur Farrell and Sam Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hollywood Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 79, Hollywood, MD.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
|Miller, William Kenneth
Birth: 1949-07-30 in Morgantown, West Virginia
|William Kenneth Miller, “Kenny”, 62, of Port Republic, Maryland, passed away suddenly on September 5, 2001 at his home. Kenny was born on July 30, 1949 in Morgantown, West Virginia. |
He worked for 25 years on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Case worker, and then went to work at Safeway in the produce department. He loved Rock and roll and was an accomplished writer and poet, an avid bowler, a wonderful father and husband.
He is survived by his wife, Sheryl L. Miller of Port Republic, daughter Kristin Leigh Miller of Port Republic, MD, and his mother Louise M. Wright of Alexandria Virginia. He is also survived by his lifelong friend, Bobby Swope.
Kenny was predeceased by a sister, the late Sherry L. Wright.
The family will receive friends on Friday September 9, 2011 from 1-2 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, PA, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD where services will follow at 2 PM. Interment will be in Chesapeake Highlands Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Patuxent High School Marching Band, 12480 Southern Connector Blvd., Lusby, MD 20657.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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