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|Adkins, Susan Lorraine
Birth: 1962-12-16 in Cheverly, Maryland
|Susan Lorraine Adkins, 49, of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away July 3, 2012 at her residence. She was born December 16, 1962 in Cheverly, MD to Harold Wayne and Barbara Jean (Pratt) Adkins. |
She was raised in Landover, Annapolis and Kent Island, MD and attended Annapolis and Queen Anne’s High Schools. Susan was employed as a truck driver for construction companies and in commercial deliveries.
She has lived in the Chesapeake Beach area for twenty years. In her leisure time, Susan enjoyed reading, fishing and doing needle work.
Susan was preceded in death by a brother Robert W. Adkins, and grandparents Lawrence R. and Margaret A. Pratt and Evelyn M. and Harold Adkins.
She is survived by her parents Barbara Jean and H. Wayne Adkins, Sr. of Chester, MD and by a brother H. Wayne Adkins, Jr., of Frederick, MD.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
Monday, July 9, 2012
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Rausch Funeral Home - Owings
|Lawrence, Joseph Thomas
Birth: 1931-03-21 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|Joseph Thomas Lawrence, 81, of Valley Lee, MD, departed this life on July 3, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer, at Hospice of St. Mary's, Callaway, MD., surrounded by his loving family. |
Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. George's Catholic Church, 19199 St. George's Church Road, Valley Lee, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Joseph was born in Leonardtown, MD. on March 21, 1931 to the late Walter and Charity Mason Lawrence. He received his education in the St. Mary's County Public School System. Joseph served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was honorably discharged from the Reserve in 1961. After his military career ended, he began working at Public Works Department of Transportation at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD. Joseph worked at Public Works for 34 years before retiring in 1986.
In 1953, Joseph married the late Annie Berry Lawrence and from this union, they were blessed with nine children. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and a friend to all who knew him. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. Joseph was an avid Washington Redskin fan. He also loved spending time with his family at family gatherings. Joseph adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; he loved and cherished them all.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Charity Lawrence; two daughters, Ann Marie Maddox and Caroline Lawrence; and two sisters, Jeanette Dyson and Catherine Cutchember.
Joseph leaves to cherish his memories his children, Leo Mugg of Lexington Park, MD, Joseph Berry, Jr., of Leonardtown, MD., Joann, Lucille and Irving Lawrence of Valley Lee, MD., Shirley Foote (Teddy) of Great Mills, MD., and Bernice Mackall (James) of Lusby, MD.; one sister, Irene Gross of Piney Point, MD., thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; two special nieces, Gloria Church and Genevieve Berry (who was like a sister); two son-in-laws, Vernon Maddox and James Mackall and a special son-in-law, Teddy Foote; four sister-in-laws, five brother-in-laws; a friend, Yvonne Maddox and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many close relatives and friends.
Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, P.A.
|Potts, Nicholas Thomas
Birth: 1923-08-11 in Louisville, Kentucky
|LCDR Nicholas Thomas Potts of Lexington Park, loving father, grandfather and friend went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2012 at Coastal Hospice, Salisbury, Md. Born Aug. 11, 1923, in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Nicholas Thomas Potts and Willie Osbourne Potts. |
He is survived by six children: Barbara Jo Vaughan of Stuttgart, Ark., Nicholas Thomas Potts of Lexington Park, Md., Lynn Marie Kelly of Berlin, Md., Janet Lee Olson of Lexington Park, Md., Judy Ann Potts of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Robert Edward Potts of River View, Fla. He also leaves behind his beloved twelve grandchildren: Michael Carl Shores, Steven Thomas Potts, Nicholas Thomas Potts, Neely Marie Quillin, Kevin Lee Sides, MacKenzie Marie Kelly, Kacie Aubrey Lynn Kelly, Kimberly Ann Kelly, Jennifer Lynn Olson, John Glenn Olson, Melissa Ann Olson, and Emily Marie Olson, as well as thirteen great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Marie Zawislak Potts (Aug. 1988), brother, John Edward Potts, and sister, Aubrey Ann Potts Spoelker.
LCDR Nicholas Potts’ (US Navy RET) career in the Navy spanned over 45 illustrious years. He first joined the Navy in 1940 as an enlisted Machinist Mate, qualifying as a jet engine mechanic on several Navy aircraft. He served as a flight engineer and deployed all over the world with Patrol Bombing Squadron 74 and Airborne Early Warning Squadron Two. He was selected in 1957 to become one of the Navy’s first Limited Duty Officers and he used his machinist mate expertise in leading several test and evaluation facilities. He set up the first jet engine repair shop.
Upon retiring from the Navy after 27 years of active-duty service, LCDR Potts served as the Navy’s first civilian Aircraft Maintenance Officer at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River. He finally retired in 1985 and settled in St Mary’s County with his family.
Nick enjoyed sharing stories of his time in the Navy and was quite the comedian. He was humble and so grateful in regards to all the Navy had benefited him and his family during his long life span, stating this often with heartfelt sentiment. He treasured spending time with his family and friends, making lasting family memories. All the grandchildren respectfully addressed him as, “Grandfather.” He spent his younger days hunting, fishing, and traveling the world. He was an avid, happy camper, while “roughing it smoothly” in his motor home. Photography and videophotography hobbies captured many Kodak moments of his life’s adventure.
Upon his retirement in August 1985, the commanding officer issued a proclamation declaring that day be named, Patuxent River Naval Air Station ~ “ NAS Potts River Day !” Just last September, Nick graciously hosted, his World War II Squadron VPB-74 reunion at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and the River’s Edge Conference Center. The 100th Year Anniversary (1911-2011) of Naval Aviation celebration was a great weekend of honoring all military vets. Admiral Mahr presented signed proclamations honoring these Navy war heroes, as well, long time friend, Senator Roy Dyson and St. Mary’s County Commissioner, President Jack Russell expressed their sincere thanks to the World War II service men for preserving our freedom in America. The Navy’s own elite flight squadron, the Blue Angels performed their thrilling maneuvers with spectacular grace. At Meet the Performers Night, the pilots of various flight teams shook hands and spoke words of admirable respect to the servicemen for paving the way to current aviation advancement. Nick was pleased to have been part of helping make a fine memory for his fellow shipmates/ comrades.
He was a lifelong member of the NRA, A Distinguished Kentucky Colonel,Supporter of the Wounded Warriors Project, Member of Elk’s Lodge BPOE #2092 , Fleet Reserve Association Branch # 93, Lexington Park Fraternal Order of Police #7, American Legion Post #197, VFW Post #2632, and many other community organizations were dear to his heart.
His revered collection of over 100 model navy airplanes are being displayed at the Glen L. Martin Museum, Middle River, Md. Friend and aerial photographer, Stan Piet, (museum curator) has been highly instrumental in the historical preservation and the capturing of Nick’s life accomplishments. In future years, the plane displays and career memorabilia will be shared in the “future” new museum on route 235. How exciting this was to Nick. Trust and believe he will be keeping an eye on the fruition of this great undertaking. Capt. Ed Foresman, Mari Rondeau, Don House and many other museum volunteers are doing an awesome job.
Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church, Our Lady Star of the Sea, and South Point Church are places of worship and praise he enjoyed attending over the years. Various church and firehouse dinners saw Nick’s enthusiasm while indulging in their scrumptious fried oysters, crabcakes, and Stuffed Ham. His love for the Lord was displayed by being a very friendly and generous man to all he knew and met.
A Celebration of Life/ Memorial Service for our hero Nicholas T. Potts. Our Dad, Grandfather, Uncle Nick, Shipmate, and friend, will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 7 pm, at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Md. 20653. Internment at the Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Full military honors will be extended.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653 Association in Memory of LCDR Nicholas T. Potts, for the New Museum Building fund, www.paxmuseum.com./ or to the www.woundedwarriorproject.org foundation.
|Stack, Kaye Davis
Birth: 1935-12-07 in Cumberland, Maryland
|Kaye Davis Stack, 76, of Dunkirk, MD passed away July 2, 2012 at the National Caregiving Foundation Assisted Living in Owings, MD where she had resided for the past two years. Kaye was born December 7, 1935 in Cumberland, MD to Warren and Mildred W. (Smith) Dyche. |
She was raised in Hyattsville, MD, graduated from Northwestern High School and attended Maryville College in Maryville TN. She married Fred Scott Davis, Sr. and raised four children. She and Fred later divorced. Kaye married Earl “Butch” Stack in 1981 and lived in Shady Side and Federalsburg, MD. Mr. Stack passed away October 19, 2008.
Kaye owned and operated a picture framing business in Upper Marlboro for many years, and was very artistic. In her leisure time she owned and raised horses and was fond of the Budweiser Clydesdales. She also enjoyed her pet dog Cee Cee, antiques and flea markets, doll collecting, and silver and turquoise jewelry. Her favorite movie was Gone with the Wind, and she was an avid Washington Redskins fan.
Kaye was preceded in death by her parents and by a son Fred Scott Davis, Jr.
She is survived by a daughter Sherri K. Davis of North Beach, MD; two sons, Dale W. Davis and wife Diana of West River, MD and Warren W. Davis and wife Catherine of Dunkirk, MD, and a daughter-in-law Mary K. Davis of Dunkirk. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Kaytlin Hutchison and Tina, Erica, Andrew, Nicholas, and Billy Davis, and a great-grandson August Smith.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
Friday, July 6, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rausch Funeral Home - Owings
|Miller, Mildred Mable
Birth: 1927-09-24 in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania
|Mildred Mable Miller of Waldorf, MD died on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Charles County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in La Plata, MD. She was 84 years old. |
Daughter of the late William E. Engle and the late Mable Sarah Rubright Engle.
Mrs. Miller was a sewing machine operator for 30 years with Behleon Togs Company in Bethlehem, PA. She was a member of Calvary Gospel Church in Waldorf, MD and Central Assembly of God Church in PA where she was in charge of the Womens’ Ministry and the Cradle Roll. She loved plastic/canvas art work and making calendars.
Predeceased by her parents and one late sister Marian Reppert.
Survived by her husband of 66 years Paul Miller, Jr.; one daughter, Donna Marie (Robert) Alan Bryan of Waldorf, MD; one brother William (Roseann) Engle of Reading, PA; and two sisters, Betty Reppert of Hanburg, PA and Joann (Ernest) Stine of Reading, PA.
Visitation: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 5-8PM with Funeral Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel (5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646). Additional visitation and service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 and Saturday, July 14, 2012 at O’Donnell Funeral Home in Allentown, PA. Clergy: Rev. Mark Roberson. Interment: Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Allentown, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Christian College (11150 Berry Road, Waldorf, MD 20603).
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata, MD and O’Donnell Funeral Home, Allentown, PA.
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