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Smith, Guffrie Matthew, Jr.

Birth: 1921-06-01 in Scotland, Maryland
Death: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Laid to Rest: Thursday, October 29, 2009 in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, California, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoGuffrie M. Smith, Sr. was called home by his Lord and Savoir on October 25, 2009. He was born on June 1, 1921, in Scotland, Maryland to Bertha Holley Smith and Dozie Wood, both of whom predeceased him. Guffrie was the youngest of seven children.

Guffrie attended both Scotland and Jarboesville School. He later left school to help support his family. He worked on his Uncle's farm and later as a bus boy at the Scotland Hotel. Guffrie joined the United States Army in November 25, 1942 and received an honorable discharge in October 30, 1945. He was a Staff Sergeant in the 92nd Infantry were he received the distinct honor as a Buffalo Soldier. He also received the World War II Victory Ribbon, Purple Heart Medal, Exemplary Service Medal, Efficiency Honor Fidelity Medal and . During World War II, his Infantry was ambushed in the Alpine Mountains in Italy were eighty percent of his soldiers were killed. Guffrie promised God and himself if he made it back home from Italy, he would be a servant for God for the rest of his life. He kept his promise to God and was blessed abundantly throughout his life. After his discharge from the Army he went to work at the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River in the fire department.

Guffrie married Parthenia W. Barnes on November 23, 1942. From their union they had seventeen children, twelve (12) girls and five (5) boys.

Guffrie was an entrepreneur. He was one of the first black owners of a Trailer Park, Laundromat and Barbershop in St. Mary's County. He attended night school at St. Mary's County Vocational Technical Center Adult Education program to improve him and mastered skills in the following areas Carpentry, Electrical, and Auto Mechanic. He used these skills and talents to help others in the community.

He became a Bus Contractor for the St. Mary's County Public Schools. He drove the school bus for 48 years. He took many bus trips for the school system. He always had an entrepreneurship spirit. He later began the Smith Charter Bus Service, taking trips for other people and various organizations in St. Mary's, Calvert and Charles County. Guffrie was a mild mannered, considerate and kind man that brought out the best in all people. He enjoyed trips being a bus driver, getting to know people and was known for volunteering his bus service to different groups and organizations.

Guffrie was very involved in the community. He is a lifetime member of the St. Mary's County NAACP Chapter, Maryland Council of PTA's, 4-H Club Member, Disable Veterans Association (DAV), Purple Heart Association and Joseph Egan Masonic Lodge #104, and Bus Contractors Association.

During election time he was an Election Official. He was a die hard Republican and enjoyed debating politics. He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and held several positions such as, Administrative Board Chairman, Trustee; Choir Member. He was also an Advisor to the County Commissioners in the first district. He was very active in many other organizations throughout the community.

Guffrie's motto was "treat people the way you want to be treated", and "if you gave your word to someone you should keep it because your word is your bond". He was a man of his word because if he promised to do something for you, he would do it. He believed in giving back to the community. He really loved St. Luke United Methodist Church which became an integral part of his life and family. He had a beautiful tenor voice and enjoyed singing his favorite hymn "What A Friend We Have In Jesus". He was a true man of God and devoted his life to the Lord.

Guffrie M. Smith, Sr.'s legacy continues to live through his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

He leaves to cherish his memory to his loving wife Pathenia Smith, and children Guffrie Smith, Jr. (Casey) of St. Leonard, Maryland; Marva Johnson (Reno) of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; Zerita Shade of St. Inigoes, Maryland; Alberta Smith of Forestville, Maryland; Orlando Smith (Donna) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Beulah Barnes of Scotland, Maryland; Eugene Smith (Joyce) of Dale City, Virginia; Desiree Berry (Paul) and Ramona Smith both of Scotland, Maryland; Holly Powell (Larry) of Lanham, Maryland; Aaron Smith (Gloria) of Scotland, Maryland; Wendy Morton (Terry) and Vivian Smith of Lexington Park, Maryland; Shayne Smith, William Smith (Jeanne) and Cindy Smith all of Scotland, Maryland; Thirty-four (34) grandchildren, thirty-one (31) great-grandchildren a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents and brothers and sisters, Guffrie was predeceased by His daughter Mae Helen Bennett, grandsons Paul "June" Johnson and William Lucas Smith, Jr., and son-in-law William Shade, Jr.

Predeceased by Louiellen Smith, James Smith, William Smith, Blanche Smith, Mary Bryan, Richard Holley.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 12880 Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD 20687. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Leroy Boldley officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Maryland Regional Office, 513 East Charles Street, LaPlata, MD 20646.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

Murphy, Margaret Cecelia

Birth: 1937-01-06 in Washington, DC
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Laid to Rest: Friday, October 30, 2009 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoMargaret Cecelia Murphy, 72, of La Plata, MD, died October 25, 2009, at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD.

Mrs. Murphy worked as an Activities Director for 27 years at the Clinton Nursing Home where she received many awards for her friendliness and diligence towards the residents. She enjoyed dancing and traveling especially to Myrtle Beach and Ocean City.

Born January 6, 1937, in Washington, DC, she was the daughter of the late John O. Clements and the late Edna M. Herbert Clements.

Predeceased by her parents; daughter-in-law, Vicki Murphy.

Survived by sons, Thomas M. Murphy, Jr. of DE; Donald E. and his wife Tina Murphy, Sr. of Auburn, WV; daughter, Margaret M. and her husband Russ Hodge of Mechanicsville, MD; sisters, Helen Adams of La Plata, MD; Audrey Oliver of Morganza, MD; eight grandchildren, Bryan, Cassi, Timothy, Thomas, DJ, Lisa, Justin and Kaylee; two great-grandchildren, Kent and Kambrie.

Visitation of Friday, October 30, 2009, from 12:30PM to 2PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, La Plata, MD.

Funeral Service on Friday, October 30, 2009, at 2PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel.

Rev. Mark Roberson will officiate.

Interment will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Woodland, Alberta Mary

Birth: 1921-10-26 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Laid to Rest: Friday, October 30, 2009 in the Galilee Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoAlberta Mary Woodland, 87, of Mechanicsville, MD died October 24, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital.

Born October 26, 1921 in Leonardtown, MD she was the daughter of the late John Henry Chase and Mary Spears.

A full obituary will appear at a later date.

Family will receive friends on Friday, October 30, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will follow in Galilee Cemetery, Oakville, MD.

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


Wallace, Billie Doris

Birth: 1927-09-25 in Coeburn, Virginia
Residence: Lynchburg, Tennessee
Death: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Laid to Rest: Thursday, October 29, 2009 in the Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoBillie Doris Wallace, beloved wife, mother, and sister, 82, of Lynchburg, TN, formerly of Lexington Park, MD passed into God's care Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Harton Regional Medical Center.

Born September 25, 1927 in Coeburn, VA she was the daughter of the late Arthur Reece and Nellie (Woodring) Reece.

She was an outstanding resident of St. Mary's County for over 65 years. She operated several successful businesses and was retired from the Seafarers International Union in Piney Point, MD. She was a Life member of the American Legion and was a member of the Calvary Gospel Church in Waldorf, MD.

She is survived by her children: sons; Bill D. Hamilton, Rodney P. Wallace (Michelle), and daughters; Yvonne M. Hodges (Ray) and D. Gail Case (Michael), brothers; James "Jimmy" Reese (Shelby "Bobby"), Eddie Reece (Rosalie), Charles "Frank" Reece (Sherry), sisters; Alma Hackel (Norman), Thelma Mayweski (Gary) and four sisters in law; Lavetta Reece, Shirley Reece, Helen Reece and Barbara Reece. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ulysses J. Wallace, her parents Nellie Mae and Arthur Reece, Five brothers; Joseph Reece, Ralph Reece, Robert L. Reece,Sr., Arthur "Wiggie" Reece and Rex Reece along with her precious Great granddaughter, Ashton Noel Whitaker.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Bowie, David Pulliam, Jr., Bob Belden, Steve Pulliam, Rusty Cooper, and Jamie Pulliam.

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

Parbuoni, Virginia F.

Birth: 1916-06-18 in Ellaville, Georgia
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Virginia F. Parbuoni 93 of La Plata, Md. Died on October 24, 2009 at Civista Medical Center. She was born on June 18, 1916 in Ellaville, Ga. to the late Henry Cotton Bivins and Addie Belle Bivins.

She is also predeceased by her 4 Sisters.

She is survived by her Husband Tarquinio John Parbuoni, and her 3 Son's John E., James S., and Thomas T. Parbuoni and his Wife Betsy. Also survived by her Grandchildren Helen Olivia and James T. Parbuoni.

She was an active member of the Sacred Heart Sodality, Chairman of the Red Cross blood drive program, active in Cub Scouts, member of the 2 and 1 club, participated in the Senior Olympics, and was invovled in the opening of the Clark senior Center in La Plata.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 27, 2009 at the Arehart - Echols Funeral Home from 2:30pm to 4pm and 6:30pm to 8pm with prayers at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday October 28th 10:30am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, Md.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements provided by Arehart - Echols Funeral Home.


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