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Cox, Charles R., Jr.
Birth: Friday, August 22, 1924 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Sunday, May 19, 2013 in the Central Methodist Cemetery, Barstow, Maryland
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Charles R. Cox, Jr,, 88, of Prince Frederick, Maryland passed away on May 16, 2013 in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

Charles Cox was born at the first Calvert Hospital located on Church Street in Prince Frederick to Charles Richard Cox, Sr. and Daisy Simmons Cox. He lived his entire life on the family farm on Sixes Road, Prince Frederick, which his grandfather established in 1831. He was a full time farmer for all of his life adult life, retiring from farming just three years ago. His family raised tobacco, corn and small grains.

In addition, Charles worked off the farm for over 30 years, retiring from a full time position at the MD State Highway facility in Prince Frederick. He had a genuine love of the agrarian life, which he passed on to his children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren.

Charles graduated from Calvert County Public Schools and was deferred by the military during World War II in order to continue farming, specifically tobacco. In 1951, Charles married Anne Z. Cox of Prince Frederick, and they were married for 57 years until her death in October 2009. Charles and Anne were one of the founding families of The Calverton School, Huntingtown, MD., where Charles served on the Board of Directors. In addition, he and Anne were active members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Prince Frederick.

He leaves two sons, Richard Albert Cox and David Alan Cox, Sr. ( Susan Schmidt Cox), four grandchildren, Amy Whitney Rippey (Brian), David Alan Cox, Jr, (Cathy), Catherine Elizabeth Hamilton, (Robert), and Charles Raymond Cox. In addition, he leaves three great grandsons, Ethan Rippey, David Cox III, and Wyatt Rippey.

He was a humble Christian man and will be remembered for his strength of character, his work ethic, devotion to those he loved, and as a steward of the land and waters of Calvert County.

The family will receive friends on Sunday May 19, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick, MD where services will be held on Monday , 10 AM Interment will follow in Central Cemetery, Barstow, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Trinity UM Church or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD.

Toomey, Howard Francis, Jr.
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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Howard Francis Toomey, Jr., 70 of Waldorf, MD., passed away on May 8, 2013.

Howard served in the United States Marine Corp. from July 1961 - August 1967. In 1969, Howard went to work for the Central Intelligence Agency "CIA" as an Analyst until he retired in October 1995.

Services were private.

Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.

Marstaller, Linda Diane
Birth: Sunday, April 06, 1952 in Cheverly, Maryland
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the age of 61
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Linda "Diane" Breed Marstaller, 61 of Lusby, MD formerly of Hillcrest Heights, MD passed away peacefully at her residence on May 15, 2013. She was born on April 6, 1952 in Cheverly, MD to the late Jeanne Breed Poe and the late George Breed.

Diane graduated form Potomac High School in 1970 and moved to Calvert Co. in 1975 from Prince George's Co. She enjoyed playing pool, bowling, and spending time playing with her grandchildren.

Diane is survived by her long time significant other, Calvin Boyd of Lusby, MD; children, Nisa Woodring (Dennis, Sr.) of Fox River Grove, IL, Brandi Harris of Lusby, MD, Mark Boyd of Hollywood, MD, and Mike Boyd of Upper Marlboro, MD; siblings, Marian Clark of Pasadena, MD and George Breed, Sr. of Hilton Head Island, SC; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jessica Marstaller and sister, Pamela Jeanne Osborne.

A Life Celebration Service will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 2PM in the American Legion Post 274, Lusby, MD.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., Lusby, MD.

Smith, Stewart Leon, Sr.
Birth: Saturday, January 31, 1959
Death: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the age of 54
Laid to Rest: in the Cooper's UM Church Cemetery, Dunkirk, Maryland
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Visitation:
10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Dunkirk Baptist Church, 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk, MD 20754.

Service:
11:00 am on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Dunkirk Baptist Church, 11275 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk, MD 20754.

Arrangements provided by Sewell Funeral Home.

Gehring, Carol Lee
Birth: Friday, December 29, 1933 in New York City, New York
Residence: Hughesville, Maryland
Death: Monday, May 13, 2013 at the age of 79
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Carol Lee (Drinks) Gehring, 79, of Hughesville, died May 13, 2013 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Born December 29, 1933 in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. Drinks, Sr. and the late Wilhelmina Uhlich Drinks. She was also preceded in death by the love of her life and husband, Henry Herman Gehring; her brother, Edward Drinks; and her sister, Lillian Drinks Peterson.

Mrs. Gehring was a long-time employee of the then C&P Telephone Company. As a young woman, she was employed with SMECO where she met her husband of over 50 years. She was a long-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bryantown. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was an animal lover and opened her home and heart to many rescue dogs over her lifetime. She was a generous woman and would do anything for anyone, especially her children.

She is survived by three daughters, Patty Derecola and her companion Chuck Turner of Indian Head, Judy Brown and her husband Carl of Welcome, and Jennifer Gehring of Hughesville; grandchildren, Erin, Kasey, William, and Carl II; a brother, Charles Drinks; and sisters, Diane Drinks Dean and Judy Drinks Norris.

Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11AM at St. Mary's Bryantown Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617. Pallbearers: Carl Brown, Carl Brown II, Chuck Turner, Scott Dean, Tommy Dean, Mike Drinks, and Honorary Pallbearer: William Henry Brown. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, MD 20617.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

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