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Butler, Alice Lorraine
Birth: Wednesday, October 04, 1922 in Selma Township, North Carolina
Residence: Solomons, Maryland
Death: Friday, June 29, 2012 at the age of 89
Laid to Rest: Monday, July 09, 2012 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Alice Lorraine Butler, age 89, formerly of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away on June 29, 2012 at Asbury Solomons Nursing Center. She was born October 4, 1922 in Selma Township, NC to William Ezekel and Alonia (Deans) Jones. She was raised and educated in North Carolina.

Alice was married to John Watson Butler in South Carolina April 9, 1938. They made their home in Washington, DC in 1950 moving to Lothian in 1973 and settling in Chesapeake Beach, with their daughter Judy, in 1986.

Alice has been a resident of Asbury Solomons Community for the last two years.

Alice was a full time homemaker and devoted mother to her children. She loved to cook and was famous for her chicken and dumplings. She was a good person, always having a smile on her face and willing to help anyone who was in need. Her children and grandchildren were her life.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband John W. Butler on January 6, 1987, a son Terry R. Butler, brothers Opie and Roland Jones and a grandson.

Surviving are her twin daughters Judy E. Wagaman and Janet M. Ricks and her husband Larry of Chesapeake Beach, MD; a son John W. Butler of Severn, MD; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Monday, July 9, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rausch Funeral Home - Owings

Raley, William Ross
Birth: Wednesday, January 17, 1917 in Dameron, Maryland
Residence: Ridge, Maryland
Death: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the age of 95
Laid to Rest: Monday, July 02, 2012 in the St. Michael's Catholic Church Cemetery, Ridge, Maryland
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William Ross Raley, 95, of Ridge, MD, passed peacefully on June 28, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Born January 7, 1917, in Dameron, MD, he was the son of the late William Calvert Raley and Nettie Marie Raley.

Ross married the late Mary Frances Hilton on June 30, 1945 at St. Michael's Church in Ridge, MD. They celebrated 58 years of marriage prior to her death on July 15, 2003.

He lived his entire life in St. Mary's County with a tour of duty (4 years) in the Army during World War II. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. He received several medals, which included the American Theater Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal, one service stripe, five overseas service bars, and a Good Conduct Medal. Upon his return home, he worked at Southern Maryland Oil Company until he purchased a grocery store and bar in 1948 which became known as Raley's Store and later as Raley's Town and Country Market. He provided years of service to the people of the First District.

He and his family made the store a gathering place for the community and tried to provide quality service. His work ethic served as a role model for his family and others. After his son and his nephew, Dan Raley took over the store in 1979, you could always find Ross in the meat department cutting meat and making his "secret" sausage recipe which was shipped all over the country. He took great delight in the fact that Raley's stuffed ham appeared on a segment of the Food Network and he was a TV star for the day. He worked in the meat department until the age of 91.

He then spent his days mowing the grass and enjoying time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren on his beautiful creekside. He loved a good game of pitch and especially loved catching your jack and looked forward to trips to play the slot machines. Ross was a life-long parishioner of St. Michael's Church, a member of the American Legion Post 255 in Ridge, and served on the Board of Directors for the Maryland National Bank (1981-1987).

Ross is survived by his son, Ray Raley (Mary) of Ridge, MD; four grandchildren, Jennifer Hollingsworth (Brian), Amy Oest (Steve), Ben Raley and Jason Raley; five great-granchildren, Allison, John and Will Hollingsworth, and Nathan and Nicholas Ross Oest; his sister, Audrey Marie Norton of Ridge, MD, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind with deep gratitude his loving caregivers of many years, Carolyn Curtis, Salinda Carroll and Jean Cooper-Harmon.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is also preceded in death by siblings, Marguerite Stone, Dorothy Mae Raley, Joseph Francis Raley and Robert Walter Raley.

Family will receive friends for Ross' Life Celebration on Sunday, July 1, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m. by the Reverend Lee Fangmeyer, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 16555 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Lee Fangmeyer on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the St. Michael's Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will immediately follow in the church cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Raley, Dan Raley, Keith Raley, Bruce Raley, Brian Hollingsworth and Steve Oest.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Klinger, Kenneth Lee
Birth: Sunday, May 02, 1943 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the age of 69
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Kenneth, Lee Klinger, 69, of Hollywood, MD, passed away at his residence on June 28, 2012. He was the son of Kenneth Henry Klinger and June Fecker Klinger. He was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1943.

He is predeceased by his father, Kenneth Henry Klinger; his step-father, Thomas E. Deppen; his brother-in-law, Peter Brand; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Hilde and Alfred Becker.

Kenny is survived by his loving wife, Ingrid (Hershey) Klinger of Hollywood, MD; his mother, June Fecker Deppen of PA; his siblings, Chris Klinger of Picture Rocks, PA, Judi Deppen of Herndon, PA., and Thomas B. Deppen of Mechanicsburg, PA; his sister-in-law, Hiltrud Brand; his brother-in-law, Werner Becker of Loffelscheid, Germany; and numerous nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Mahanoy Joint High School in Herndon, PA, Kenny attended Williamsport Community College. He was hired by Caterpillar Company and worked on diesel engines. Later Kenny changed his career and became a crane operator in the construction industry. He especially enjoyed being involved in projects at Camden Yards and at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

As a young man, Kenny was an avid dirt track race car fan. He owned and raced his own car at regional tracks. He always followed NASCAR, and enjoyed attending races around the country with his friends. He participated in street rod shows nationally and sometimes entered his 1932 Ford.

Kenny was a member of the Hollywood Moose Lodge. He was also a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers with Local Union #77.

He attended St. Johns Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD.

Family and friends will be received for a Memorial Life Celebration and Memorial Service on Monday, July 9, 2012 from 6-8PM, with prayers at 7PM, at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Father John Mattingly will officiate. Inurnment will be private, at a later date, in Herndon, PA.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or charity of your choice.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Ruble, Carl Roland
Birth: Saturday, December 19, 1931 in Parkersburg, West Virginia
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the age of 80
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Carl Roland Ruble, 80, of La Plata, died on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on December 19, 1931 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Nellie Fay Simms and the late Carl Burl Ruble.

Mr. Ruble attended McKinley Elementary and Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, WV. He attended the University of Kentucky on a music scholarship followed by enlistment in the U. S. Navy.

On May 27, 1951, he married Phyllis Ann Hopkins and moved to Washington, DC.

Mr. Ruble then entered the U. S. Naval Music School and eventually became a music instructor. Later he served on the battleship U.S.S. Iowa during the Korean Conflict. The family joined the Congress Heights Presbyterian Church in 1955 and later in 1985 joined the Clinton Presbyterian Church. Mr. Ruble was deacon in the church for many years. He worked as an electronic engineer on Capitol Hill for 30 years, where he made sound and video recordings for the U. S. Congressmen.

Following retirement, he was appointed to the Prince George's County Board of Elections by Senator Mike Miller and later became the President of the Board. He was a member and President of NARFE Chapter 1260. Mr. Ruble was a life member of the Masonic Lodge William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon #7 in Washington, DC and Saint Columba #150 in La Plata, MD. He enjoyed square dancing and ballroom dancing. He also played in the Washington Redskins Marching Band for 18 years.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Ann; his children Debra Ann Bowling and her husband Garth E. Bowling, Thomas Carl Ruble and his wife Lori Ruble; his grandchildren Jason Christopher Hansbrough, Ryan Michael Hansbrough, and Robert Carl Ruble; his great grandchildren Elijah Michael Hansbrough, Emily Lucille Hansbrough and Mark Christopher Hansbrough.

Visitation will be Monday, July 2, 2012 from 6PM to 8PM at the Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church, 13025 Good Samaritan Drive, Waldorf, MD. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 beginning at 11:30AM at the Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church, 13025 Good Samaritan Drive, Waldorf, MD with Reverend Lisa Kenkeremath officiating. Interment to follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD with Military Honors. Pallbearers are Jason Hansbrough, Ryan Hansbrough, Robert Ruble, Garth Bowling, Lewis Jeter, and Mark Bowling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1032, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service, P.A. of La Plata, Maryland.

Moyer, John Leo
Birth: Monday, March 02, 1964 in Newport News, Virginia
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the age of 48
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John Leo Moyer, 48, of Mechanicsville, MD, formerly of La Plata, MD, passed away at home on June 28, 2012 at 11:11am.

Throughout his valiant six year battle with two primary cancers, he never wavered from the uncompromising optimism, courage, and faith that defined his character, and the quick wit and enduring smile that reflected his personality.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Louise Bianco Moyer, precious children, Amanda Moyer, and Andrew Moyer, dearly loved step-daughters, Angela Cisneros and Cassandra Carr (Stephen), loving mother-in-law Angela Bianco, cherished "Big Brother" Brigadier General Stephen L. Huxtable (Vera), Ret. Virginia Army National Guard, and his many, many wonderful true friends.

Born in Newport News, VA on March 2, 1964 to the late Mary Ann Dinova Moyer (Edwin) and the late Michael Yhelka, he is also survived by his real big brother Mickey Moyer (Georgia), twin sister Mary Fleming, niece Sara Moyer, and nephews Mike Moyer, David Heiderscheibt, Rodney Blair, Mark Blair, Matt Blair, and Danny Fleming, all of Richmond, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Anna Wood, and father-in-law Anthony Bianco.

John possessed an infectious joy for life and a love for people that became even more magnified in the last six years. Extremely intelligent with a wonderful sense of humor, John was an inspiration to many. He carried a powerful Message of Hope in the way he lived his life and will always be remembered for his spirit, integrity, honesty, and wisdom.

John was an avid ice hockey fan and he greatly enjoyed his years as a season ticket holder for the Washington Capitals and his Section 419 family. A skilled bass fisherman, other favorite passions included golfing, camping, traveling, and riding his Harley – many of the things that his "Big Brother" Steve did with him when he was young.

His wife and family are profoundly grateful for the immeasurable outpouring of support received during his illness. A celebration of John's life will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2012, arrangements are pending. If so inclined, please consider making a donation in John's memory to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

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