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|Thompson, Edna Magdeline
|Edna M. Thompson, 88 of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away on July 16 at The Hermitage at St. John’s Creek, Solomon’s, MD. She was born on April 17 to the late Zack and Mary Lillian (Hill) Pilkerton. |
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, George A Thompson, Sr.
She is survived by her children Viola Evans, George A, Jr. (Dorothy), Betty Oliver (Bill), Cathy Pfeiffer (Mike), Gene (Connie), Sue Shirley, and Melissa Lewis (Orrin), all of St. Mary’s County. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Edna was a lifelong St. Mary’s resident who dedicated her life to her family. She was born into a large, extended family with 13 brothers and sisters. She worked tobacco fields with her family over many years. She loved gardening, cooking, and being Grandma. After her children left home, she continued to care for grandchildren, making a difference in their lives through her patience and caring. There were always extras at the table whether for gathering in crops, working in the saw mill, or just visiting. She never turned anyone away. Her quiet demeanor and positive outlook was inspirational to all she met. She made holidays special for her children and grandchildren with delicious meals and desserts. Most recently, she resided at the Hermitage in Solomons, fondly known as Miss Edna. Her smile lit up a room and brightened many lives.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 8 PM with prayers being recited at 7 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass celebrating her life will be held on Friday at 10AM in Immaculate Conception Church in Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. John Caulfield officiating. Pallbearers for Mrs. Thompson will be some of her grandchildren – Charlie Evans, Bobby Evans, Rick Oliver, Chris Oliver, Wes Thompson, and John Shirley. Other grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers in honor of their beloved Grandma.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, 213 E. Charles Street, P. O. Box 1889, La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements by Mattingly-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Groom, Horace Curry, Jr.
Birth: 1919-03-13 in Wake, Virginia
|Horace Curry “H.C.” Groom, Jr., 92, of Solomons, MD died July 16, 2011. He was born March 3, 1919 in Wake, VA to the late Callie Parks Groom and Horace Curry Groom. He was the youngest of three boys.|
He lived with his family for several years at the Cove Point Lighthouse at Cove Point where his father was the light keeper. He graduated from Solomons High School in 1938. After high school he went to work for the American Instrument Company in Silver Spring, MD. He retired from there after 42 years.
He met the love of his life Lillian “Sis” Grover in sixth grade. They dated all through high school and were married August 15, 1942 in Silver Spring, MD. Their wonderful marriage lasted until Lillian’s death on April 8, 2009. They moved to Asbury Solomons in the fall of 1996.
H.C. was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lusby, MD. He was also very active in the promotion and planning as a volunteer in the building of Asbury Solomons.
He had many interest including building boats and boating. At one time he and his wife raised chinchillas. They loved going to the movies and baseball games.
In addition to his wife of 66 years and his parents, H.C. was preceded in death by his brothers Kenneth Groom and John Groom.
He is survived by his extended family of many nieces, nephews, and their children.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Asbury-Solomons Auditorium from 1PM – 2PM with funeral services at 2PM. Interment will follow at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lusby, MD.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Asbury Foundation, Inc., 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Shlemon, Andrew Steven Lars
|Andrew "Andy" S.L. Shlemon, 26, of Hollywood, Maryland died suddenly while playing softball on July 16, 2011. Born March 31, 1985, he was the beloved son of Kelly Crosby of St. Inigoes, Md. and Lawrence Shlemon of Hollywood, Md.|
Andy was a lifelong resident of Southern Maryland and was loved by everyone who knew him. He loved sports and spending time with his family. He was a valued member of the Crossroad Christian Church in St. Leonard, Md. He is a graduate of Leonardtown High School. He was most recently employed as financial consultant for PNC Bank. He was an organ donor which helped to save the lives of 51 people. Ironically, 51 was Andy's sports number since high school.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Bryan Crosby of St. Inigoes, Md.; his fiancé, Amber Smith of Lusby, Md.; his grandmothers, Fran Vinson of California, Md. and Liz Crosby of Lexington Park, Md.; his in-laws, Ralph and Jeanine Smith of Lusby, Md.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is predeceased by his grandfather's, Joseph Shlemon and Jim Crosby.
Family will receive friends for Andy's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, Md. and on Friday, July 22, 2011 from 10:00 to 11 a.m. at Crossroad Christian Church, 150 Ball Road, Saint Leonard, Md. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroad Christian Church.
Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Md.
Pallbearers will be members of Crossroad Christian Church Men's Softball Team.
Memorial contributions may be made in Andy's honor to support local children's sports programs at PNC Bank located inside Giant Grocery, Inc. in Lusby, Md. or to Kelly Crosby, Post Office Box 205, Leonardtown, Md. 20650.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.
|Halloran, John Mathews
Birth: 1939-10-19 in Washington, DC
|John Mathews Halloran, 71, of Waldorf, MD, died July 16, 2011, at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD. Born October 19, 1939, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Matthew Valentine Halloran and the late Christine Mathews Hershberger. |
Mr. Halloran served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1961. He was the owner of Colonial Towing and Sunoco Gas Station in Waldorf, MD. He enjoyed vintage cars and was an accomplished private pilot. He was also a black belt in martial arts and enjoyed working at the Maryland State Police as a VSI (Vehicle State Inspector) from 2001 to 2009. He was devout Christian and was a member of Grace Community Church of Southern Maryland.
Predeceased by his parents.
Survived by his son, Timothy Halloran of Asheboro, NC; daughters, Kathy Halloran Wissman (Ray) of Fairfield, PA; Karen Halloran of Jessup, MD; brothers, Richard “Dick” Halloran (Letty) of Oakton, VA; Valentine Halloran of Tulsa, OK. Also survived by three grandchildren, Johnathan Tyler Halloran, Sarah Halloran and Ryan Halloran.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 21, 2011, from 5PM to 8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 21, 2011, beginning at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel. Rev. Tim Benson and Rev. Tom Gill will officiate. Interment will be Friday, July 22, 2011, at 1PM at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
|Sides, Mae Harwell
Birth: 1923-07-23 in Mansfield, Georgia
|Mae Sides (MaMae), 87, of Lexington Park, MD died on July 15, 2011, surrounded by her family, at the Solomon's Nursing Center, Solomon's MD. Mae was born in Mansfield, GA on July 23, 1923 to Mattie India and Idus Key Harwell. |
She was the beloved wife of the late Forest D. (Jim) Sides and devoted mother and grandmother of three sons, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Her passion in life was spending time with her family and friends. She loved sharing her time with the grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking, cake decorating and playing bingo. Her hobbies included bowling, sewing and ceramics.
During 56 years of marriage, including 30 years as a Navy wife, Mrs. Sides, her husband and family lived in Atlanta, GA, Brunswick, ME, Port Lyautey, Morocco, Jacksonville, FL and finally settled in Lexington Park, MD in 1961.
Mae is survived by her sons William F. and his wife Gayle of Carlsbad, CA, James Lee and his wife Lori of St. Mary's City, MD, David A. and his wife Sara of Parkton, MD; granddaughters Neely Quillin and her husband Jeff, and Ashley Raley and her husband Allen; grandsons Ryan F. and his wife Kira, Kevin L. and his wife Jessica, Jeremy D., and Jackson M. Sides; great grandchildren Cayleigh Sides, James & Jared Quillin, and Dante Grante & Dylan Sides. She is also survived by her sister India Crawford and sister-in-law Hilma Harwell, both of Covington, GA.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her two sisters Pamelia Robertson and Kathryne Harwell and by her two brothers Fred Harwell and Idus Harwell.
Services will be private.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Ryan, Kevin, Jeremy, and Jackson Sides.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. This was one of Mae's favorite charities.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
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