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|Clark, James William, Jr.
|James William Clark, Jr. was born on August 1, 1928, in Bryans Road, Maryland. His parents were the late James and Eva Elnora Clark. He was educated in the Charles County public school system and graduated from Pomonkey High School in 1946. After high school, he attended St. Paulís Polytechnic Institute in Lawrenceville, Virginia. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he served in defense of his country from 1948 to 1952.|
James became a licensed electrician in 1956, a trade he became interested in through his father, who was the first Black licensed electrician in Charles County. After leaving the Naval Propellant Plant in Indian Head, Maryland, he was employed as a master electrician at St. Elizabethís Hospital, where he also served as a counselor in the Federal Summer Employment Program for the Youth. James established Clark Enterprises and served the community through his trade. He trained numerous young men and encouraged many of them to pursue a career in the electrical field. He volunteered many hours of community service and regularly participated in Christmas in April and special career programs at several Charles County schools and churches.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimerís Association.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 6 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road in Pomonkey, Maryland. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
James was a life-long member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Trustee Board, United Methodist Men and Choraleers, and was the Church School Superintendent for 15 years. While serving in this capacity, he helped plan and implement a community youth career day and a youth and childrenís summer enrichment and tutoring program. He also taped worship services for the sick and shut-in. James worked as a volunteer with the Rural Elderly Ministry Programs of St. Philips Episcopal Church, making repairs for elderly citizens. He was honored as Community Servant of the Year by the Ministers Conference of Charles County. James will be remembered for his dedication to the youth, his love of music, and his passion for bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Edna; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Richard Jackson; granddaughter, Janť e Johnson; sisters, Jeannette Thurmond, Elvira Langford, Winifred Sechrest, Phelicia Boyer and Willa Mae Parker; sister-in-law, Margaret Johnson; brothers-in-law, John Sechrest, Everett Parker and Elson Johnson; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister Sophonia Gaston.
Arrangements entrusted to THORNTON Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, MD.
|Fenwick, Francis Carroll, Sr.
Birth: 1919-05-10 in Pearson, Maryland
|Francis Carroll Fenwick, Sr., 91 of Lexington Park, MD, peacefully departed this life on November 1, 2010 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD.|
Born on May 10, 1919 in Pearson, MD, he was the son of the late Louis Ambrose and Veronica Louvina Gough Fenwick. He was the 8th child of 9 siblings. He attended Jarboeville Public School of St. Mary's County, MD.
Carroll decided early in life that he would be his own boss. He borrowed money from his mother, purchased a truck and started his own trucking business. This was the beginning of a self made entrepreneur, owner/operator of his own trucking business, "FC Fenwick Trucking". During his 60+ years in the trucking business, Carroll held contracts to haul thousands of loads of materials to build roads, churches, and schools in St. Mary's County and throughout, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
His favorite pastime included watching TV - his shoot-em up western movies and baseball games, especially the Orioles. He also enjoyed fishing with his nephews and buddies and attending sandlot baseball games. Carroll loved to dance and was known for his smooth moves on the dance floor. Farming was his second love, the yearly planting of his crops of corn; tobacco, barley, wheat and his "Truck Garden". His Truck Garden was a very large vegetable garden from which his mother and sisters canned and sold produce for the fall and winter.
At an early age he met and married Margery C. Thompson and from that union they had three children - Francis Fenwick, Jr., Mechanicsville, MD, Agnes Harrison, Hyattsville, MD, and Viola Thompson, Suitland, MD. Some years later, he met Pauline Briscoe and from that union had three more children - Loretta Briscoe-Somerville, Lexington Park, MD, Darnell Briscoe, Upper Marlboro, MD, and Michael Briscoe, Clinton, MD.
Carroll was a devoted church-goer. He lived a long and abundant life. Carroll was a devoted member of the St Peter Claver Church community since childhood. He was a member of the St Peter Claver's Senior Choir, and Men's Choir. He was also a dedicated member of The Knights of St. Jerome's Society.
In his later years, his physical health made it challenging for him to get around, but he was a trooper, never complaining and insisted on his independence! One of Carroll's most endearing characteristics was his WILL POWER. He did not believe in the words "QUIT" or "I CAN'T".
Carroll was preceded in death by his son Morgan Beal, siblings, Hattie Fenwick Green-Torney, Ambrose Fenwick, Sr., James Fenwick, Allen Fenwick, Sylvester Barber, Bernice Fenwick Dyson-Giles, Elizabeth Fenwick Price-Jenkins.
Carroll leaves to mourn his death 6 children; 2 sisters, Mary Fenwick Price, and Christine Fenwick Price; 17 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Tina Butler Briscoe and; son-in-law, Charles Somerville. Special recognition is given to Kendall Briscoe, Samuel Eggleston, Renee Farmer, Francis "Sign" Fenwick, Ambrose Fenwick, Jr., Russell Fenwick, Aloysius Jordan and Emma Kane Callum.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 9-11AM at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Ridge, MD where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Scott Woods at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements By: Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.
|Blackburn, Charles Edward, Sr.
Birth: 1916-02-17 in St. Leonard, Maryland
|Charles E. Blackburn, Sr., 94, of Huntingtown, MD passed away on Oct 31, 2010 at his home. Charles was born on February 7, 1916 in St. Leonard, MD to the late William C. and Marion Bowen Blackburn. |
He is also predeceased by his wife, Audrey Victoria Blackburn and two sisters Viola Stafford and Madeline Fowler.
He was born and raised in Calvert County, and never wanted to leave, not even for a day trip to Annapolis. He was a hard worker who went to great lengths to provide his family by sometimes working three jobs to support them. He was a tobacco farmer; he worked for the Department of the Navy, TV Repair man, and an avid grass cutter. He didnít really have any hobbies, because he came from a time when you had to work hard to support your family. There was no time left for hobbies, but if you had to come up with some, they would be gardening, both flowers and vegetables, reading his Bible, and spending time with his family.
Charles was the beloved father of Diane Hayes and her husband Richard of Huntingtown, MD, William Robert Blackburn of Haymarket, VA, Charles Edward Blackburn, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Waldorf, MD, Peggy Braham and her husband Eduardo of Prince Frederick, MD, and Richard L Blackburn and his wife Diane of Huntingtown, MD. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the Rausch Funeral Home, PA, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD on Tuesday November 2, 2010 from 5-8 PM where services will be held on Wednesday November 3, 2010, 10 AM. Interment will follow in St. Paulís United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lusby, MD. Pallbearers will be Richard Blackburn, Charles Blackburn, Jr., William Robert Blackburn, Richard Hayes, Eduardo Braham, and Richard Hayes, Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Research for Macular Degeneration.
Arrangements by Rausch funeral Home, P.A., Port Republic, MD.
|Hewitt, Ethel Marie
|Ethel Schindler Hewitt, 82, of Tampa, FL (formerly of Hollywood, MD) died Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the University Community Hospital in Tampa, FL. Born on March 14, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Jacob C. and Eva M. Schindler. |
She was the wife of the late Fred Hewitt.
Since 1974 she was a full time homemaker and did volunteer work in Bushwood, Maryland. In 2004 Ethel moved to Tampa, FL where she was a resident there at St. Josephís, John Knox Village while continuing her volunteer work at the retirement center.
She is survived by her sisters; Sister Carrie Schindler, M.H.S.H. of Baltimore, MD; Mary Mandzak of Washington, D.C., and her brother, Father Robert Schindler of Tampa, FL.
In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings; William Schindler, Dorothy Aud and Edward Schindler.
The family will receive friends on Friday, November 5, 2010 in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD from 5:00-8:00 PM where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM in St. Johnís Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Fr. Robert Schindler officiating and Fr. Raymond Schmidt as the Homilist and Concelebrant. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.
Contributions in memory of Ethel Schindler Hewitt can be made to the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart, 1001 West Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21204.
Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.
|Norris, Melvin Anderson, Jr.
Birth: 1924-11-13 in Millgreen, Maryland
|Melvin Anderson Norris, Jr., age 85, of Owings, MD passed away October 30, 2010 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Norris was born November 13, 1924 in Millgreen, MD to Melvin A. Sr. and Helen (Mitchell) Norris. |
He was raised in Cardiff, MD, graduated from Slate Ridge High School in 1941 and entered the U.S. Navy in December that year. He served during WWII as a Storekeeper Third Class and was discharged October 17, 1944 after serving aboard the U.S.S. Bellatrix and receiving the Purple Heart after being wounded in combat.
He married Dora Mae Mitchell on February 7, 1952 and they lived in Hyattsville, MD until moving to their farm in Owings in 1953. Melvin was a tobacco farmer and also worked for many years as a milk deliveryman for the former Billandale Dairy in Owings. He was a beekeeper for many years, was an expert gardener, and enjoyed carving figurines and animals and other objects from wood. He also had learned needlepoint during his convalescence from his injuries sustained while in the Navy.
Melvin was preceded in death by his wife Dora on November 1, 1981.
He is survived by four children: Melvin A. Norris III and wife Linda of Owings, Hazel E. Norris of Owings, Anita M. Givans and husband William of Salisbury, MD and John E. Norris of Owings. He is also survived by a grandson, Eric M. Givans of Salisbury, MD.
Friends will be received at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD on Wednesday November 3, 2010 from 7-9 PM. Interment at Southern Memorial Gardens in Dunkirk will be private.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
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