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Padgett, Francis Merrill

Birth: 1921-06-08 in La Plata, Maryland
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Laid to Rest: Monday, August 17, 2009 in the Mt. Rest Cemetery, La Plata, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoFrancis Merrill Padgett, known as Frank, died peacefully at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home on August 12, 2009, at eighty-eight years old.

Frank was a life-long resident of La Plata and Waldorf, and had deep roots in Charles County. Born and raised on St Mary’s Avenue in La Plata, Frank’s mother Pearl Morse Padgett was the first librarian in Charles County public library, and his father Joseph Vernon Padgett delivered papers for the Star Paper company during the depression. After a short stint helping to build the Potomac River bridge during his teenage years, Frank began his career with the Pargas propane gas company where he stayed throughout his working life, eventually becoming vice president in charge of sales.

During the interruption of World War II, Frank worked for the Navy in Washington, D.C. Immediately after that, the Navy R.O.T.C. sent him to Princeton University, where he graduated in 1948. He married Hilda Olivia Greer, and together they raised his family of three boys in Waldorf, on what is now called Old Washington Road. In those days, Waldorf was a small rural town of 2000 people, quite different from what it is today. Frank was deeply involved in the Waldorf of those post-war years, being president of the Lion’s club and chairman of the board of the Waldorf Boy Scouts. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He liked Southern Maryland and was liked by all who knew him.

Frank Padgett is survived by three sons, John who lives in Chicago, Douglas who lives in Waldorf, and Robert (Bob) who lives in Annapolis, by five grandchildren, Ray and Olivia of Chicago and Jason, Adam and Lisa of North Carolina, and by his friend of the past ten years Lennis Bridgett. His memory is cherished by all concerned.

Visitation on Sunday, August 16, 2009, 5 - 8 PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, La Plata, MD.

Funeral Service on Monday, August 17, 2009, at 11AM at Raymond Funeral Chapel.

Clergy will be Fr. Robert Golas.

Interment will be at Mt. Rest Cemetery, La Plata.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Willis, Martin J., Jr.

Birth: 1924-11-14 in Clanton, Alabama
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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Click to see full size photoMartin Joseph "Rocky" Willis, Jr., 84, of Lexington Park, MD died August 12, 2009, at the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home.

Born November 14, 1924, in Clanton, AL, he was the son of the late Martin Joseph Willis, Sr. and Virgie Mimms Willis.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marion Grace Willis, his daughter, Sharen Dyson and son, Charles Willis of Lexington Park, MD and son, Larry Willis of Verbena, AL. He is also survived by grandchildren, Michelle Marble, Jennifer Sivak, George Owens, and Mark Owens all of Lexington Park, MD and Connie Walden of Parrish, FL, Tina Smith of Cattletsburg, KY, Sandy Moton of Thorsby, AL, and Martin Joseph Willis, III, of Clanton, AL, eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Joseph A. Willis of Clanton, AL. He was predeceased by his siblings, Jimmy Willis, Bill Willis, Ed Willis, Sadie Foshee, and Eunice Wilson.

Mr. Willis attended school in Clanton, AL. In October, 1941 he joined the U. S. Navy. He attended aviation ordinance schools at Norfolk and Dahlgren, VA. His time serving his country during World War II was spent in the Pacific, in the Solomons and New Hebrides. He also served during the Korean War. He spent twenty-one years in the Navy, including squadron time at San Diego, CA, Patuxent River, MD, and Quonset Point, RI, and time at sea serving aboard aircraft carriers, USS Leyte, USS Bon Homme Richard, USS Bennington, and USS Ranger. His final tour of duty, which brought him back to St. Mary's County, MD in 1960, was as Navy Recruiter in Washington, DC.

After retirement from the Navy, "Rocky" Willis worked for WKIK radio station in Leonardtown, MD, broadcasting from 1962 to 1964, when he left and went to work at WPTX radio station in Lexington Park, MD, until 1978. During these years on the air, he became known for his love of onion sandwiches and his daily sign off "Lord willing and the creeks don't rise". He is also remembered for the remote broadcasts from around the county and the boat races. In addition to his radio work in St. Mary's County, "Rocky" Willis played a little hillbilly and country music over the years. In the 50's he had a band, "The Patuxent Playboys", that played the popular honkey tonks of the day. In the 60's and 70's the band was "The Bacca Patch Playboys", which was a regular at the old Oakwood Lodge in Piney Point, MD, as well as many other venues. Mr. Willis was also active in civic organizations in St. Mary's County. He was on the board of directors for the newly established St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce, of which he also served as president; he was a member of the Lexington Park Rotary Club, the St. Mary's County Elks Lodge, and the Fleet Reserve Association. In 1978, "Rocky" and his wife, Marion, moved back to his hometown of Clanton, AL, where he could spend some time with his brothers and sisters and their families, and his oldest son and his family, after having spent years in MD with his daughter and her family, his younger son, and the many friends made over the years. He remained there until his health deteriorated, then moved back to Lexington Park in July, 2008, where he lived out his life close to his family in Maryland. Before he passed away, he once again enjoyed stuffed ham, fried oysters and hard crabs in the place he had once called home. His final days were spent at the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home, where he received wonderful compassionate care.

The family will receive friends for Rocky's Life Celebration on Sunday, August 30, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653, or Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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

Anderson, Agnes Lillian

Birth: 1922-04-01 in Dynard, Maryland
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Laid to Rest: Friday, August 14, 2009 in the Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoAgnes Lillian Anderson, 87 of Mechanicsville, MD died August 11, 2009 at her residence. Born April 1, 1922, in Dynard, MD she was the daughter of the late James Dudley and Mary Agnes Lawrence Thompson.

She was the loving wife of the late James Leo Anderson who preceded her in death on August 15, 2001.

She is survived by her children Ruth Ann Gainey and her husband Herb of Mechanicsville, MD, James William Anderson and his wife Patsy of Mechanicsville, MD, Mary Agnes Wood and her husband Johnson of Mechanicsville, MD and Anthony Leo Anderson and his companion Willie of Washington, DC as well as 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Frances Perry, Alberta Long, Lucille Lyon and Mary Thompson.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 12:30 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Mechanicsville, MD with Fr. John Mattingly officiating. Interment will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Taylor, John Henry

Birth: 1912-07-12 in Park Hall, Maryland
Residence: Park Hall, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Laid to Rest: Saturday, August 15, 2009 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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John Henry Taylor, 97, of Park Hall, MD died August 11, 2009 at St. Mary's Nursing Center.

Born July 12, 1912 in Park Hall, MD, he was the son of the late Samuel C. Taylor, Sr. and Mary L. Mathews.

John is survived by his siblings; Rachel E. Christy of Millersville, MD, Samuel C. Taylor, Jr. of Park Hall, MD, Clarence E. Taylor of Dameron, MD, James O. Taylor of Accokeek, MD, and Willie Taylor of Upper Marlboro, MD. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings; George B. Taylor, Charles W. Taylor, Bertha M. Fenwick, Maggie T. Rhodes, and James H. Taylor.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, August 15, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in Zion United Methodist Church, 21291 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

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

Alvey, James Daniel, Sr.

Birth: 1931-08-07 in Mechanicsville, Maryland
Residence: Charlotte Hall, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Laid to Rest: Saturday, August 15, 2009 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Bushwood, Maryland
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Click to see full size photoJames Daniel Alvey, 78 of Charlotte Hall, MD died on August 11, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital, Leonardtown, MD.

Born on August 7, 1931 in Mechanicsville, MD, he was the son of the late Harry Joseph and Mary Helen Pilkerton Alvey. Mr. Alvey spent the majority of his life as a farmer and carpenter. He truly made the world a better place. Dan enjoyed cars, dancing, playing cards, spending time with his family, and loved bluegrass music and would attend annual bluegrass festivals.

Survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Abell, whom he married on February 7, 1953. Also survived by his children, Carolyn Jean and her husband, Stephen Gillingham, Patty E., Danny, Michael and his wife, Barbara Jean, siblings, Frances Johnson, Doris Silman, Eleanor Buckler, and William Bernard Alvey, all of Mechanicsville, MD, grandchildren, Kenneth Thomas Gillingham, Brett Daniel Gillingham, and Jared Michael Alvey.

He is predeceased by siblings, Mary "Sissy" Cargill, Margaret Gass, and Harry J. Alvey.

Family will receive friends to Celebrate Dan's Life today, Friday, August 14, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. with prayers being recited at 7 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch RD., Charlotte Hall, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 28297 Old Village Rd., Mechanicsville, MD with Father Robert Pittman officiating. Interment to follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bushwood, MD.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Bernard Alvey, Danny Alvey, Michael Alvey, Joseph Cargill, Brett Gillingham, and Kenny Gillingham.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Immaculate Conception church, PO Box 166, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

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