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|Bean, William Edward
|William Edward Bean, 73, of St. Mary's City, MD passed away on March 5, 2014 at Georgetown Hospital surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Stephen Edward and Edith Unkle Bean. He was the husband of Joyce Stone Bean whom he married October 15, 2005.|
William spent his life as a hard working man, both as a skilled heavy equipment operator and as a farmer in the fields of southern St. Mary's County. He took great pride in his work and the crops he planted and harvested.
William attended Little Flower School and St. Michael's High School. At the age of 20, he married Joyce "Teany" Robertson and together they raised 3 children until her death on March 19, 2003.
In addition to his wife, William is survived by his children, William "Ricky" Bean, Linda (Duncan) Lepper, Joan Bean (Chris Axtell), grandchildren, Lydia and Richard Lepper, sister, Frances Bean Titus, step-sons, Jimmy (Kathy) Stone and Keith (Tina) Stone and nieces, Jessica Snyder and Marsha Evans.
He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and in recent years helped with the operation of St. Cecilia's Food Pantry alongside his wife. He enjoyed time with his family, cruising old country roads, going to tractor pulls and car shows, watching old western movies and playing a good game of pitch where no one could catch his Jack.
Family will receive friends for William's Life Celebration on March 13, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. with prayers recited at 7 p.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, St. Mary's City, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on March 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the church. Interment will follow in Holy Face Church Cemetery, Great Mills, MD.
Serving as pallbearers will be grandson, Richard Lepper and cousins, Jimmy Bean, Bobby Bean, Kenneth Bean, Brian Bean, Tommy Unkle and David Unkle, and friend and co-worker, Billy Hobbs. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Stone, Keith Stone, Robert Stone and Moe Stone.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680 or the Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 520, Ridge, MD 20680.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Carroll, Melvin Lemuel, Jr.
Birth: 1950-11-23 in Charles County, Maryland
|On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Melvin Lemuel Carroll, Jr. departed this life and entered a life of eternal peace.|
Melvin was born on November 23, 1950 in Charles County, MD to the late Melvin Carroll, Sr (Mep) and Audrey Keys. He obtained his education in the Charles County Public schools and graduated from La Plata High School in 1968.
At an early age, he was baptized at Mt. Hope Baptist Church and served on the Male choir. He began his US Government career in 1968 working at the US Naval Propellant Plant. Shortly after which he joined the US Army. He was honorably discharged in 1972 and returned to the Naval Ordnance Station (NOS) in Indian Head, MD where he retired in 1998 after 27 years of service.
In addition to his parents, Melvin is preceded in death by his brother Darrell “Wilson” Carroll, sister Marian “Weedy” Carroll, sister-in-law, Angie James and granddaughter, Me’liah Angel Carroll.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two children, Sabrina Carroll-Cuyler and Melvin Carroll III, seven grandchildren, Daizhah Cuyler, Breanna Carroll, DeAndre Cuyler, Diamond Cuyler, Destiny Cuyler, DeShawn Cuyler and DeMarri Cuyler, four brothers Gary Carroll, Casey Carroll, Jeffrey Carroll and Fabrian Carroll (Theresa), five sisters, Sharon Arrington (James), Carol Ann Bowman (James), Judy Bowens (DeWitt), Diane Carroll, and Cheryl Lee (Thomas), Goddaughter, LaShawn Bowman, special nieces, Lawan White and TeKeema Pointer and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Melvin was known as “Fly” by friends and family members but affectionately known by most as “Butch.” He took great pride in his appearance and was known as a “sharp dresser.” His presence was made known whenever he entered a room. Melvin was instrumental in helping many others get jobs while employed at NOS.
He was charming, smooth, witty and comical just to name a few of the qualities that defined him. He loved crossword puzzles, word finds, western movies, court shows and spending time with family and friends. The confidence he possessed gave him great influence over a wide range of his family and friends.
To know him was to love him and to have encountered his presence was a blessing!
His viewing will be held from 9am until service time 11am on Saturday, March 15th in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, MD 20640.
Interment, 1pm, Tuesday, March 18th, Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.
|Bowie, William Kenneth
|William Kenneth Bowie "Ken" of Waldorf, Maryland passed away on March 4, 2014 at the age of 83.|
Ken graduated from Bullis Prep School in 1950. Following prep school he joined the United States Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. He attended the University of Maryland for Business Administration.
For almost 30 years he served as a Real Estate Professional and was one of the first real estate agents for the Pinefield Community. He was a charter member and a Deacon at the District Heights Presbyterian Church. Ken was a member of the American Legion Harry White Wilmer Post 82 in La Plata, Maryland.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents William Joseph "Jody" and Alma "Polly" Bowie.
He is survived by his loving Wife Carolyn of 58 years; Children Keith Bowie (Ellen), Kirk Bowie (Patricia), Kimberly Bean (Bernie), Karla Hersh (Robert) and Kristen Holmes (Allan); Brother Gary Keith Bowie, Sr. (Helen); 12 Grandchildren Tiffany, Zachary, Kyle, Timothy, Brittany, Matthew, John, Iain, Karl, Molly, Sam and Walker; and 3 Great Grandchildren.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Huntt Funeral Home Waldorf, Maryland on Thursday March 6, 2014 from 2 to 4pm where the memorial service will begin at 4pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20005.
Arrangements provided by Huntt Funeral Home.
|Hodges, Donald Robert, Sr.
Birth: 1944-03-21 in Mt. Holly, North Carolina
|Robert Hodges, Sr., of Dunkirk, MD, passed away peacefully at home on March 4, 2014, at the age of 69. He was born on March 21, 1944 in Mt. Holly, North Carolina to Herman and Ruby (Willard) Hodges.|
Don was the beloved husband of the late Judith “Judy” Ann (Roberson) Hodges and loving father of Donald “Pete” Hodges and his wife Angela, Brenda Hodges, Art Lopez and his wife Julie and the late Donna Lopez. He was the devoted grandfather of Robert and his finance Megan, Patti and her husband Tyler, Andrew, Ashley, Andrea, Kevin, Kristin, David and Katelynn.
Don and Judy were married for over 48 years before Judy’s passing in 2010. Dunkirk, Maryland was their home for over 32 years.
Don enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing, playing catcher for local softball teams and also umpiring. He spent most of his free time at his cabin in Wardensville, West Virginia. But the most precious to him was spending time with his children, grandchildren and his faithful companions, his dogs, Misty and Junior.
Arrangements provided by Lee Funeral Home.
|Hawkins, Elizabeth Howard
|Elizabeth Howard Hawkins (Betsy), 85, died March 4 at Asbury-Solomons Retirement Community in Solomons, MD. She was born, Oct 8, 1928, and raised in Baltimore. She graduated in 1946 from Eastern High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, in 1950, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority and Phi Beta Kappa. |
She met Elbert S. Hawkins Sr. (Bert) while working for Baltimore Gas & Electric and they married in 1951. She previously held positions as Registrar of Elections, realtor, and bookkeeper for the family pet store. For many years she was a substitute teacher at Northeast and Chesapeake High Schools.
She was most happy on the Chesapeake Bay. She previously lived on the Magothy River, in Pasadena, and was an original resident of Asbury-Solomons on the Patuxent. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert S. Hawkins, and her son, E. Stewart Hawkins. She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor C. Hawkins, and many nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Mar 28, 2014 at Asbury-Solomons Retirement Community. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury-Solomons Benevolent Care Fund, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic.
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