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|Hammett, Antonietta Josephine
Birth: 1928-08-02 in Rome, Italy
|Antonietta “Toni” Hammett of Dameron, MD died March 9, 2011 at her residence. She was born August 2, 1928 in Rome, Italy. |
She married Richard Hammett of Ridge, MD during World War II while he was stationed in Italy. Richard Hammett preceded her in death in 2009.
Toni lived in Maryland the rest of her life as a devoted Aunt and Friend. Toni is survived by many siblings who still reside in Italy today. She also has many nieces and nephews living in both Italy and here in St. Mary’s County, MD. Her St. Mary’s County family is comprised of members from Hammett, Kohut, Ridgell, Alvey and Gereck families. She is survived by two brother-in-laws, Michael Hammett of Ridge, MD and Orem Hammett (MaryAnn) of Valley Lee, MD.
Toni worked in the food and restaurant business as a waitress in Frederick, MD and as a cafeteria cook in the St. Mary’s County Public School System for many years.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM with Fr. John Mattingly officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be Tommy Alvey, Gloria Jean Pilkerton, Glenn Pilkerton, Ann Pilkerton, Alice J. Allen and George Baroniak. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mary Dean and Kenny Dement.
Contributions in memory of Antonietta “Toni” Josephine Hammett can be made to Ridge Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Staley, Kenny Lee, Jr.
|Kenny L. Staley, Jr., 24, of Newburg, MD passed away on March 9, 2011. |
Kenny is survived by his parents; Kenny L. Staley, Sr., and Brenda L. Staley. Brothers; Chris Staley, Brian Thomas, Eddie Hughes, and Kyle Hughes. Sisters; Tiffany McDonald (Michael), Jennifer Staley, and Chelsea Hughes. Nieces; Katelyn, Chasity, Michelle, and Amber. Also by many other relatives and friends.
Kenny graduated from La Plata High School in 2005. He loved to work in the trade of carpentry, shooting pool, the Redskins, and his dog.
A life celebration will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. in La Plata, MD. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 11 am at the Christ Church-Wayside Parish. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements provided by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Briscoe, Joseph Walter, Jr.
Birth: 1933-05-13 in Drayden, Maryland
|Joseph Walter Biscoe, Jr., 77, of Great Mills, MD died on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at his residence. Born May 13, 1933 in Drayden, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph W. and Margaret Adams Biscoe, Sr. |
He is survived by his siblings John Louis Biscoe (Louise) of Great Mills, MD; Carolyn Wooden of Ft. Myers, FL; and Charles Biscoe of Summerfield, NC. He is also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at St. George Catholic Church Cemetery, Valley Lee, MD at 11:00 A.M. with Deacon George L’Heureux officiating.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD.
|Duckett, Jaylou Emanuel
Birth: 1968-02-10 in Columbia, South Carolina
|Duckett, Jaylou Emanuel (Age 43) of Indian Head, Maryland.|
Jaylou Emanuel Duckett, affectionately known to his family and friends, as “Jay” and “Bo” was born February 10, 1968 in Columbia, South Carolina to Tena Green Duckett and the late Samuel W. Duckett, Jr. He was raised in Eastover, South Carolina, the youngest of seven children.
On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Jay departed this life, beginning his journey to live in the heavens above; a new life, eternal life, and the newness of God. He was given an extended time on this earth to make his peace and enjoy the simplicity of life.
Jay was educated in the public schools of Richland County, South Carolina and was a 1986 graduate of Lower Richland High School. During his tenure at Lower Richland, Jay was the Captain of the Lower Richland Diamond Football Team (#27); Student Council Vice President, a member of the LR Diamond Track Team, the LR Diamond Basketball Team and the 4H Club.
Jay attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina where he was an active member of the Golden Bulls Football Team and where he met his wife Laura T. Moten. They were married November 10, 1993 and were blessed with one beautiful daughter, Lauren Jaylese Duckett.
In October 2010, Jay graduated from the College of Southern Maryland’s Commercial Truck Driving Program in La Plata, Maryland and received his Class A Professional Driver’s License.
Jay was employed full-time by the Wal-Mart Corporation in Waldorf, Maryland where he enjoyed providing excellent customer service and was a supportive team member to his co-workers. He was a hard worker and could be depended upon whenever needed. Jay was kind and would help his fellow man when it was within his power.
Jay joined St. Phillip AME Church in Eastover, South Carolina at an early age where he later joined the JA Darby Male Chorus. He relocated to Maryland where he was an active member of Victory Christian Ministries International. Jay completed the New Covenant Partners Ministry in June 2009 and became a part of the Mighty Men of Valor Ministry.
Jay was a very devoted Christian, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He committed his life to Christ and never looked back. He was a devoted and faithful servant of God and attended church regularly until his health began to decline. He loved the Lord with all of his heart and it was displayed throughout his life. Jay loved his family dearly and love was displayed in his caring spirit.
Jay was preceded in death by his father, Samuel W. Duckett, Jr.; maternal grandparents, John and Patience Green and his paternal grandparents, Samuel and Janie Duckett.
Jay leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife of 17 years, Laura T. Duckett of Indian Head, MD, his precious daughter, Lauren Jaylese Duckett of Indian Head, MD; his beloved mother, Tena G. Duckett of Eastover, SC; his brothers, Charles (Viola) Duckett, Sr., John (Barbara) Duckett, Sr., both of Eastover, SC; Samuel (Debbie) Duckett of Columbia, SC; sisters, Ivy (Robert) Davis of Gadsden, SC; J. Marie Green of Eastover, SC; Lillian Gilmore of Columbia, SC; uncle, David Duckett of Columbia, SC; aunts, Eunice Woodard, Dorothy Duckett and Carolyn Duckett, all of Brooklyn, New York; Margaret Duckett of Florence, SC and Helen Duckett of Columbia, SC; sisters-in-law, Vicki Cummings of Temple Hills, MD; Donna (Steve) Joyner of Indian Head, MD; brother-in-law, Brian (Sandra) Cummings, of Columbia, S.C.; uncle-in-law, Paul (Shirley) Frazier of Upper Marlboro, MD; Godmother, Lillian Dove of Eastover, SC; special cousin, Kiziah Goodwin of Eastover, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
“To Be Absent From The Body Is To Be Present With The Lord”
Viewing, 9:00am until time of Service, 10:00am on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Victory Christian Ministries International Waldorf, 2574 Business Park Court, Waldorf, Maryland 20602. Interment, Heritage Memorial Cemetery, 13472 Poplar Hill Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20601.
Arrangements entrusted to THORNTON Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland.
|Latham, John Keith
Birth: 1925-07-01 in Clements, Maryland
|John Keith (JK) Latham, 85 of Gaithersburg, MD formally of California, MD died on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, MD.|
Born in Clements, Maryland he was the son of the late William Mark Latham and Helen Wilhelmina Graves Latham.
JK served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He had retired from C & P Telephone Company after 37 years of service. JK was married for 47 years to Christine Haight Latham, who proceeded him in death in July 17, 2002.
He survived by a daughter Nora Latham Vandevender of Lakeland, FL and a son Larry M. Latham of Gaithersburg, MD, a sister, Judy Latham Abell of Alexandra, VA, brother, William Mark Latham, Jr. of Woodbridge, VA. Also survived by a grandson, Michael Kopel 11 of Plant City, FL and granddaughter, Felicia a Vandevender and two great grandsons Justin Bean and Brayden M. Kopel; several nieces, nephews and special friends.
Family will receive friends for JK's Life Celebration on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD where service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Stephen Updegrave, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lexington Park, MD will officiate.
Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
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