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|Gee, Melvin Glenwood
Birth: 1930-08-06 in Eton, Georgia
|Melvin Glenwood Gee, 79, of Lusby, MD departed this life peacefully on September 15, 2009, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Charlotte Hall, MD. Born on August 6, 1930 in Eton, Georgia to the late Mary Louise Justice Gee and David P. Gee. |
He was the beloved husband of Janet Ann Gee of Lusby, MD.
Father of David Gee of Parsons, TN; and Gregory Gee of Parsons, TN. Step-Father of Gary L. Hardesty of Huntingtown, MD; Joseph Wayne Hardesty of Prince Frederick, MD and Richard Paul Hardesty of Prince Frederick, MD. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Gee served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was discharged as a Sergeant on September 8, 1952 at Fort Myer, Virginia. Melvin led a life of determination and generosity. He worked those characteristics into his life as an addiction counselor for numerous years in St. Mary’s and Calvert County. He was also a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Prince Frederick, MD.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 17, from 2~4 and 6~8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, P. A., 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657, where prayers will be offered at 7:30 PM.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 18, 2009, 1:00 PM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD .Interment to follow at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to American Cancer Society, 1041 Rt. #3 N, Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054 www.cancer.org or to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, 22699 Washington Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650, www.hospiceofstmarys.org
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|Mattingley, Joyce Addison
Birth: 1917-11-14 in New Castle, Australia
|Joyce Addison Mattingley, 91 of California, MD, died September 15, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital.|
Born November 14, 1917 in New Castle, Australia, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Vera May Daunt Addison.
Joyce met Clarke in Australia during WWII and they were married there in 1945. Joyce and Clarke purchased the Mattingley Funeral Home in Leonardtown in 1957, a business operated by the Mattingley family since 1898. Joyce served as a Funeral Director there until the business was sold after Clarke's death in 1987, ending the nearly century-long operation by the Mattingley family. In addition to the funeral home, Joyce and Clarke established Charles Memorial Gardens in 1977, named in honor of their late son. Joyce served as President of Charles Memorial Gardens, Inc until her death.
In her capacity as a funeral director and owner of the cemetery, Joyce's outgoing personality, kindness and loving spirit touched the lives of countless families in their time of need. She was blessed with a caring cemetery staff that she loved dearly.
Joyce was devoted to her family above all else and adored her twin grandsons.
In addition to her parents Joyce was preceded in death by her husband W. Clarke Mattingley, son Charles F. Mattingley, brothers, Lionel Addison, II, (Dot) and Jack Addison, (Elvia) of Sydney, Australia.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlene M. Kelly, (Captain James P. Kelly, USN, (Retired), of Leonardtown, MD, son, Howard A. Mattingley of Leonardtown, MD, and grandsons; John Clarke Kelly of Tampa, FL and Patrick Michael Kelly of Leonardtown, MD.
Family will receive friends for Mrs. Mattingley's Life Celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD, where a Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. with Father John Mattingly officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Pallbearers will be; Howard Mattingley, J.P. Kelly, John Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Steve Mattingly and Jon Mattingly.
Arrangements provided by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
|Messick, Joseph Benjamin
Birth: 1918-03-20 in Washington, DC
|Joseph Benjamin Messick, 91 of Charlotte Hall, MD died on September 15, 2009 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.|
Born on March 20, 1918, in Washington, DC where he was raised the majority of his life. He was the son of the late Ernest and Effie Williams Messick. Mr. Messick worked most of lifetime as a Cab driver in Washington, DC. He resided at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home for the last 10 years.
Predeceased by his wife, Francis Stauds and a daughter, Patricia Long.
Survived by children, Johnie Messick of Waldorf, MD, Ray and wife, Cheryl Messick of La Plata, MD, and Ernest and wife, Sue Messick of Wicomico Shores, MD, brother, Ray and wife, Doris Messick of Silver Spring, MD, 15 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
A Life Celebration will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. Interment Private.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Stewart, William Albert, Sr.
Birth: 1948-03-07 in Leonardtown, Maryland
|William “Albert” Stewart, Sr., 61 of Great Mills, MD formerly of Compton, MD died September 15, 2009 at his residence. Born March 7, 1948 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of the late John Henry and Mary Beatrice Stewart. |
He was the loving husband of Margaret Ann Stewart whom he married on September 27, 1969 in St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Leonardtown, MD.
He is also survived by his children; Stacey Stewart of Great Mills, MD, William Stewart, Jr. of Lexington Park, MD, Rhodie Stewart, Sr. of Hollywood, MD and John Stewart of Callaway, MD as well as his siblings; Joseph Stewart of Hollywood, MD and Francis Stewart of Leonardtown, MD. Albert is also survived by 14 grandchildren as well as his five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother John Stewart.
Albert was a lifelong St. Mary’s County resident where he attended Banneker High school. He worked as a Bricklayer for United Masonry for 20 years. Albert enjoyed playing pool, fishing, listening to music, playing cards, and spending time with his grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 9:00-10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Lexington Park, MD where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM with Fr. Jack Kennealy officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rodney Carter, Kelvin Dorsey, Joseph Holt, George Taylor, John Somerville, Jr. and Lewis Stewart. Honorary Pallbearers will be Antonio Gordon, John Stewart, Rhodie Stewart, Sr., William Stewart, Jr. George Stewart and Deontree’ Shade.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
|Murphy, Annie Katherine
|Annie Katherine Murphy, 88, of Avenue, MD died on September 15, 2009 at St. Mary’s Nursing Center. Born November 11, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Valentine and Ruth Vincent Woodall. |
She was the wife of the late Albert L. Murphy, whom she married on December 24, 1944 in Bethesda, MD and who preceded her in death on November 24, 1984.
She is survived by her sons Gilbert Murphy and his wife Cindy of Avenue, MD and Eddie Murphy and his wife Janet of Clements, MD; her grandchildren; Michael Murphy, Kristina Parker, Kimmie Gibson, Kathy Murphy, Brittani Murphy, Albert Murphy and Alex Murphy as well as her great-grandchildren; Alyssa Murphy, Taylor Murphy, Julia Parker, Lillian Parker, Thomas Murphy, Christopher Parker, Courtney Hume and Baby Boy Gibson.
She was preceded in death by her siblings; Ruth Madge Woodall Thompson, Joseph Ford Woodall, George Kelly Woodall, James Morris Woodall and Mary Lillian Woodall Hartnett.
Annie worked for the Hecht, Co. and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Later on with her husband, Mrs. Murphy opened Murphy’s Store in Avenue, MD in January of 1949 and also operated The Old Gum Tavern and Old Eddie Bailey’s Crab House. She also owned and operated three clam boats as well as maintained several oyster grounds and had a blood worm and bait route that served St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties.
Annie was a charter and lifetime member of the 7th District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary that was founded in February of 1972. She served as vice-president and treasurer on numerous committees. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association and the Ladies Auxiliary to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association. She was inducted into the Ladies Auxiliary to the Southern Maryland Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hall of Fame in May of 2008.
The family will receive friends on Friday September 18, 2009 from 5:00-8:00 PM in the Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD with Fr. William Gurnee officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bushwood, MD.
Pallbearers will be Bo Bailey, Eddie Bailey, Bernard Bailey, Bob Kopel, Ronnie Mattingly and Roger White. Contributions may be left to 7th District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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