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|Williams, Raymond C.
|Raymond “Ray” C. Williams, 73, of Loveville, MD passed away on September 29, 2011. Born on September 24, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph Stanley and Ethel Florine Wright Williams. |
He was the loving husband of Linda A. Williams whom he married on January 20, 1962 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD.
Mr. Williams is survived by his children; Robert A. Williams, Sr. (Sharon) of Augusta, WV, Roy A. Williams (Dawn) and Ronald A. Williams (Karen) both of Loveville, MD. He is also survived by his siblings; Stanley Williams (Mary Ann) , Anna Marie Quade (Bernie), both of Avenue, MD, Doris Heard of Olde Town, FL, Leroy Williams (Margaret) of Bushwood, MD, Helen Bowling (Buddy) of Charlotte Hall, MD, Nancy Kragh (Alvin) of Heathsville, VA, and Faye Gatton (Jimmy) of Hughesville, MD. Mr. Williams is also survived by his grandchildren ; Robert A. William, Jr. , Lindsey N. Williams, Allison B. Williams, Meghan A. Williams, Jenna M. Williams, Bree M. Williams, and great grandchildren; Robert A. Williams, III, and Caleb D. Williams.
Mr. Williams graduated from Margaret Brent High School in 1957, and then served in the United States Army from July 17, 1957 until his honorable discharged in July 16, 1959. Mr. Williams also served as a Sergeant for the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Office, St. Mary’s County, MD from January 10, 1967 until he retired in January 9, 1990. He then went on to work for the United States Postal Service as a mail carries until January 2010 and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County, MD. Mr. Williams was a member of the Mechanicsville Fire Department, Mechanicsville, MD, and was an honorable man of many talents.
The family will received friends on October 3, 2011 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD from 9:30AM – 10:30 Am in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD. A Mass will be offered on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Morganza, MD with Fr. Keith Woods officiating. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 624, Leonardtown, MD, American Cancer Society, St. Mary’s County Unit, P.O. Box 1032, Lexington Park, MD 20653, Seventh District Vol. Rescue Squad, P. O. box 7, Avenue , MD 20609, Leonardtown Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 175, Morganza, MD 20660, and Mother Catherine Spalding School, 388330 Chaptico Road, Helen, MD 20635.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A, Leonardtown, MD.
|Hooper, John William
Birth: 1925-07-04 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
|John William Hooper, 86, of Prince Frederick passed away September 29, 2011 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born July 4, 1925 in Prince Frederick, MD to John “Eddie” and Rosa Hooper. |
At the age of 13 John began working on various farms in his hometown. When he was 17, he worked in construction for a short time. Shortly after that, he married Annie. Soon after that he was drafted into the Army, where he served for one year. When he returned from serving his country, he began his career with the Fire Department, which he retired from after 31 years of dedicated service.
John had many passions in life, and first and foremost was his family. He loved to cook and fix meals for everyone, and was known for his fried chicken and Maryland stuffed ham. He even created a dish that he named “corn willie”. He loved to work outside in his yard and enjoyed growing a garden every year. He loved talking about the old times to all. John was a man of many skills and talents. He couldn’t wait for Monday, Thursday & Friday evenings so he could watch his WWE wrestling.
He loved his faithful dog Chico who stayed with him throughout his illness. John was a generous, kind and loving man. He was always willing to go out of his way to help anyone at anytime. He was loved by his family and will truly be missed. To know John was to love him.
John was preceded in death by his parents, and by one son, Charles.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Annie, his children Johnny, William, Donald Lee (Gladys), Karen (Barbara), and his grandson whom he raised, Charlie(Carrie). He is also survived by his grandchildren Donald Jr., Tony, Tamara, Becky and Jason. He has 11 great-grandchildren, Erin, Matthew, Tiffanie, Kyle, Emily, Kaylyn, Conner, Alyssa, Alexia, Aubrey, and Allison. John is survived by numerous nieces and nephews including his devoted and loving niece, Teanie Selig.
Active pallbearers will be Charlie Hooper, Tony Hooper, Goldie Nutwell, Mark Walters, Louis Gross, and John Peters. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Hooper, Karen Hooper, Kyle Hooper, and Conner Hooper. The officiating clergy will be Reverend Willie Davis.
The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on October 3, 2011 from 5 – 8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, PA., in Port Republic, MD. A funeral service will be held on October 4, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Rausch Funeral Home. Interment will take place following the funeral services at Central Cemetery in Barstow, MD.
Contributions may be made in John Hoopers honor to Prince Frederick Vol. Rescue Squad, 755 Solomons Island Rd. South, P.O. Box 346 Prince Frederick, MD 20678 AND/OR Prince Frederick Vol. Fire Dept. 450 Solomons Island Rd. South Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Bowers, Margaret Ann
Birth: 1944-11-20 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
|Margaret Ann Bowers “Peggy”, 66, of Solomons, MD, formerly of Johnstown, PA passed away on September 29, 2011 in Washington, D. C. She was born on November 20, 1944 in Johnstown, PA to the late Margaret Schmalz and Joseph Charles Schmalz. |
She was the beloved wife of John Patrick Bowers whom she married on May 28, 1966 in Johnstown, PA.
Peggy Graduated from Johnstown Central Catholic High School in 1962. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and active in many functions at the church. Peggy loved to plan parties, was a professional decorator and pundit.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Gary and her daughter, Melanie.
Peggy is survived by her husband John Patrick Bowers of Solomons, MD; her daughter, Melissa of MD; her son; Patrick of SC, her sister Jane Dadey of Toledo, OH.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 10 AM in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons, MD with Msgr. Michael Wilson officiating. Interment will be private.
The family request contributions to be made in Peggy’s name to the Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church School, P. O. Box 560, Solomons, MD 20688.
Arrangements were provided by the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., Lusby, MD.
|Saunders, Florence Marie
Birth: 1933-10-07 in Cobb Island, Maryland
|Marie Saunders, 77, of Cobb Island died Sept. 29, 2011 with her family by her side. She was born October 7, 1933 to the late John and Mary Simms of Cobb Island and lived on and near Cobb Island her whole life. |
After World War II she and her husband Jim were active in the Civil Defense Program at Cobb Island. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 1999. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary; husband, Jim; brothers, William, and sister, Dorothy.
She is survived by her daughter, Tina and her husband John, her son Spider and his wife Betty Jo, her son Jack and his wife Bernie, brother, John, her grandchildren, Dana, Jessie, J.J., Fred, Michelle, Scott, Tanya, Kelly Jo, Chucky, Ricky and David, her great-granddaughter Alyssa and her great-grandson Chris, and her partner, Bill Mudd.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband Jim at Wayside Church. There will be a viewing from 4:00-7:00pm and prayers at 7:00pm Tuesday, Oct. 4th, at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. and graveside service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday October 5th, at the Christ Church-Wayside Parish.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C., 20004; Cobb Island Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Cobb Island, MD and VFW Ladies Auxiliary 10081, Bel Alton, MD.
Arrangements are being provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home at 211 Saint Mary's Avenue, La Plata, MD.
|Nelson, David Andrew
Birth: 1978-01-04 in Washington, DC
|Mr. Nelson was a Construction Estimator for 8 years with Barnes Builders in Waldorf, MD. David enjoyed music, art, football, hockey, lacrosse, golf, swimming, movies, video games, animals, and children - most of all family and friends. He also enjoyed skateboarding, snowboarding, and graffiti art and drawing. |
Son of the living Barry Albert Nelson and the living Gemma Theresa Jones Nelson. Survived by his parents, Barry and Gemma Nelson of Hughesville, MD; his wife of 4 years, Jaimie Lynne Howells Nelson; two brothers, Scott Anthony Nelson and his significant other Erica Pickens of La Plata, MD and Michael Daniel Nelson of Hughesville, MD; one sister, Deborah Anne Nelson of Hughesville, MD; two nephews, Douglas Cuffage of La Plata, MD and Dominic Augustus Nelson, of Hughesville, MD; life-long family friend, Mary “Mer” Dexter of Hughesville, MD; and his pets, Bob and Bubba. Also survived by numerous aunts, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Gathering: Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 4-8PM with Prayer Service at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646 Clergy: Deacon Henry Middleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charles County Humane Society, PO Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
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