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|Edger, Bettie Rose
Birth: 1924-04-17 in Columbus, Ohio
|Bettie Rose Edger 87, of Coltons Point, MD passed away on June 27, 2011 at the Washington Hospital Center. Born April 17, 1924 in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of the late Augustus and Maude (Jolley) Crider.|
Bettie retired as a secretary from the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC with over 40 years of loyal federal service. Bettie loved cooking, gardening, boating, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Bettie was a true dog lover and throughout the years her dogs were a companion that she greatly cherished.
Bettie married her high school sweet heart, William Edward Edger on December 9, 1941 and raised 7 children during their 57 years of marriage.
Bettie is survived and will be missed by 4 sons; William Wayne Edger (Gale) of Avenue, MD, Jack Ray Edger (Rosemary) of Davidsonville, MD, Randy G. Edger (Marylynn) of Bowie, MD, and Jeff L. Edger (Nita-deceased) of Huntingtown, MD, along with 2 daughters, Jill A. Shertzer (Chris) of Huntingtown, MD and Judy A. Felkamp (Bob) of Drayden, MD, 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, William Edward Edger, brother, Max Lamarr Crider and son, Gerald Lamarr Edger.
Family will receive friends for Bettie's Life Celebration on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Bettie's grandsons; Andy Edger, Wayne Edger, Greg Edger, Jeremy Edger, Ryan Edger, Nick Gosnell and Lee Russell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Maryland Office, P.O. Box 1889, LaPlata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Ahern, Gale Dene
Birth: 1949-05-19 in White Hall, Illinois
|Gale Dene Ahern, 62, of La Plata, MD, died June 27, 2011, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. |
Gale enlisted in the Air Force in 1968 as a Jet Engine Mechanic and served in Vietnam. In 1974 he became a Criminal Investigator for the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). He retired with 20 years active duty in 1988 and returned to OSI as a civilian special agent in general criminal investigations. He also held OSI headquarter positions of Polygraph Program Manager; Director of Warfighting Directorate; and Inspector General. He recently retired with 43 years of service with the Air Force.
He had a great passion for riding his Harley. He was a member of the Harley Owners Group All American Chapter, Hughesville, MD and the Blue Knights MD IV Chapter. He also participated each year in America’s 9/11 Foundation ride “remembering the heroes.” He also rode with the Patriot Guard escorting the bodies of fellow OSI agents to the burial site where the families were sheltered from protestors.
Born May 19, 1949, in White Hall, IL, he was the son of the late Clifford Dennis Ahern and the late Wanda Rae Brown Ahern.
Predeceased by his parents; father-in-law, Joseph S. Alred.
Survived by his wife of 43 years, Cody; son, Scott Ahern of Las Vegas, NV; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Mark Gandee of Issue, MD; grandchildren, Ryan, Hagen and Haley Gandee; mother- in-law, Phyllis Alred of Roodhouse, IL; brothers, Gary Ahern and his wife Pat of Wood River, IL; Danny Ahern and his wife Diane of New Berlin, IL; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Victoria and her husband, James A. Hiatt, of Alton, IL; sister-in-law, Deborah Vinyard and her fiancé James H. Everhart, Jr. of La Plata, MD; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2011, from 4PM to 8PM at New Life Wesleyan Church, 9690 Shepherd’s Creek Place, La Plata, MD 20646. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 29, 2011, at New Life Wesleyan Church. Interment will be on Monday, August 29, 2011, at 3PM at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Pallbearers will be the United States Air Force Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made for cancer education and research in memory of Gale D. Ahern, Washington Hospital Center Foundation, Attn: Dennis Boyle, 110 Irving Street, NE, East Building, Washington, DC 20010.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Gilley, Reid Marshall
Birth: 1998-02-23 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Reid Marshall Gilley, 13 of Hughesville, MD, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 6:42 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011, at his home. Reid was born on February 23, 1998, in Oklahoma City, OK to Ridge and Debbie Gilley. |
Reid was a sixth grader at Milton Somers Middle School in Charles County and had previously attended Berry Elementary, T.C. Martin Elementary and J.P. Ryon Elementary. Reid was loved by all who met him; his laugh and smile were contagious. Reid unconditionally loved everyone he met and inspired others to always try their hardest and to persevere through all circumstances of life.
Reid was diagnosed with a leukodystrophy at one year of age and endured multiple disabilities and numerous surgeries. Even through his many trials in life, he could always manage to find a smile and a laugh, and was able to enjoy life to its fullest. His smile will be remembered by all who knew him.
Son of Ridge Morgan Gilley and Deborah Kay Bunning Gilley.
Survived by his parents, Ridge and Debbie Gilley; siblings, Deana, Rachel and Hannah; grandmothers, Jeanne Gilley and Florence Bunning; aunts and uncles, Nancy Heavey, John Gilley, Paige Gilley, Jason Gilley, Kevin Gilley, Tracy and Tammy Koch, Alan and Joanne Bunning, Eric and Angie Davids; 13 cousins and extended family members. He is also survived by his devoted nurse Jeanne Pavero and her children, Katie, Gage and Bridget.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 10 AM at New Life Church, 9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jill’s House, P.O. Box 9104, McLean, VA 22102, a respite facility for the disabled where Reid recently received services.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Servie.
|Jordan, Aloysius Joseph
Birth: 1923-05-28 in Drayden, Maryland
|Aloysius Joseph Jordan, better known as "Capt. Alley" and "Wee", 88 of Valley Lee, MD was called to peaceful rest on June 26, 2011 while a patient at the St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. Capt. Alley had fought a lengthy battle with numerous illnesses.|
Capt. Ally was born on May 28, 1923 in Drayden, MD to the late Alden "Buddy" Jordan and Mary Jane Fenwick Jordan.
Capt. Alley earned his early education at the little one room school house in Drayden. MD; however after finishing the third grade, he left school to help his mother to provide for the family. Before being Capt. Alley he was once the proprietor of the old "Two Spot Club" in Lexington Park. He became successful as a true waterman. He also provided vanpools transporting workers to Washington, DC. There were also times you would find him under the hoods of cars of family and friends. Capt. Alley's greatest love was times on the water, catching fish and oysters, selling them and telling stories of those that got away. He loved family gatherings, cooking crabs, frying fish and watching his daughters and son-in laws doing all the work. During his last years, he spent time with his lifelong fishing buddies at the Tall Timbers Marina, shooting the breeze at Medley's Garage, and hanging out at "Goldrings" with his Washington, DC friends.
Capt. Alley leaves to cherish his memory - his daughters, Patsy Meredith (Joe) of Mechanicsville, MD, Linda Jordan-McFarland (Baron) of Hughesville, MD, Angela Jordan of Temple, TX, Paula Jordan-Woodland (Daryl) of California, MD, Paulette Jordan Estep (Herb) of Hughesville, MD; sons Dale Jordan and Alvin "Buddy" Jordan; both of Valley Lee, MD; goddaughter Theresa Price, grandchildren, Malisa Bowman (Carl), Tawana Barnes, Jorita Herbert, Sheena Meredith, Anthony Briscoe, Alvin Jordan, Jr., Andre Jordan, Adrienne Jordan, Jessica Dorsey, Darneka Bush, Tonia Woodland, Ashley Somerville, Angel Somerville, Shavonna Somerville, Irving Dyson, Jr.; 30 great grandchildren and 1 geat-great grandchild arriving in July. He is also survived by brother in laws, James Winters, Carroll Winters, James Robinson, Lawrence Estep and Joseph Douglas; sister in laws, Mauline Jordan, Mary Annie Winters, Gladys Estep, Wilma Estep, Yvonne Robinson, Shirley Winters & Alice Winters; as well as a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins and very close and devoted friends.
Along with his parents, Capt Alley was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Agnes Winters Jordan; his son Gary Jordan; his brothers, James Jordan, John Jordan, Jerry Jordan, Thomas Jordan, Morris Jordan; his sisters Margaret Jordan Robinson and Elizabeth Jordan Taylor.
Family will receive friends for Capt. Alley's Life Celebration on Friday, July 1, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at St. George's Catholic Church, Valley Lee, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Horace Robinson, Charles Jordan, Paul Jordan, Tommy Jordan, David Jordan and Brian Jordan.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Robinson, Ronnie Lawrence, Gerard Lawrence, Steve Maddox & Arthur Robinson.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Johnson, Karen Elizabeth
Birth: 1965-05-22 in Silver Spring, Maryland
|Karen Elizabeth Johnson, 46, of Bryantown, MD, formerly of Stevens City, VA, died June 26, 2011 at her residence. Born May 22, 1965 in Silver Spring, MD, she was the daughter of Thomas Harold Johnson and Carol Gibbons Johnson. |
She was a registered nurse. Karen graduated from La Plata High School in 1983. She attended Charles County Community College and Edison Community College in Fort Myers, FL. She worked at Physicians Memorial Hospital, Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Charles County Nursing Home and with the Hospice of Charles County. She also flew as a flight nurse on the Medevac helicopter in Charles County.
Karen was predeceased by her father, Thomas Johnson, who died in 2002.
She is survived by her mother, Carol; brothers, Brian Michael Johnson (Cassandra) of Woodstock, VA and Thomas Christopher Johnson (Dana) of Newburg, MD and sister, Mary Ann Bryant (Anthony) of Waldorf, MD; also by many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 6 - 8:30p.m at the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 1, 2011 at 11:00a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements provdied by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
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