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Brooks, Charles Maurice
Birth: Wednesday, July 22, 1914
Residence: Indian Head, Maryland
Death: Monday, September 28, 2015 at the age of 101
Laid to Rest: in the Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, Maryland
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Charles Maurice Brooks (Age 101) of Pisgah, Maryland.

On Monday, September 28, 2015 at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in La Plata, Maryland, Maurice, as he was more affectionately known, transitioned to eternal life.

He was a lifelong resident of Charles County, Maryland and retired after 31 years of service with the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Left to cherish loving memories are his daughters, Mildred "Jackie" Williams (Pete) and Elaine "Patty" Thomas (Gordon); three grandchildren, Tony, Nikki and Monica and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Viewing, 10:00am until time of Service, 11:00am, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland. Interment, Heritage Memorial Cemetery, Waldorf, Maryland. Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.

Wilson, Philip Andrew
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Monday, September 28, 2015
Laid to Rest: Friday, October 02, 2015 in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Pomfret, Maryland
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Philip Andrew Wilson, age 36, of Waldorf, MD, died on September 28, 2015 at the Ft. Washington Medical Center.

Philip was a self-employed painter. He was a former resident of Aquasco, MD and attended catholic schools at St. Peter's in Waldorf, St. Mary's in Bryantown, MD and graduated high school from St. Mary's Ryken. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings football team.

He is the son of the late Gerald Thomas Wilson and the living Susan Caroline Herron. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father, John Herron; his wife, Elena Matoshka; his daughter, Ava Anderson; his brother, Michael Wilson; and his sister, Emily Justiniano.

Friends received on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 9:30-11:30AM at the Raymond Funeral Service Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pomfret, MD. Interment in the church cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the Jude House in Bel Alton, MD. Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Stewart, James Louis, Jr.
Birth: Thursday, May 10, 1956 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Monday, September 28, 2015 at the age of 59
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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James "Louis" Stewart, Jr., 59, of Lexington Park, MD formerly from Loveville, MD passed away on September 28, 2015 at his home. Born on May 10, 1956 in Leonardtown, MD he was the son of the late Margaret "Laverne" Somerville Stewart and James Louis "Josh" Stewart, Sr.

Louis was the loving husband of Carolyn Patricia Pilkerton Stewart, whom he married on April 21, 1978 in Leonardtown, MD.

Louis is survived by his children: Heather Stewart (Marscus Woody) of Lexington Park, MD, Amber Stewart (Michael Gerretz) of Lexington Park, MD, and 3 grandchildren. Siblings: Valerie Young (Charles) of Upper Marlboro, MD, Carmencita Bell, (JR) of Waldorf, MD, Luchino Stewart (Robin) of Loveville, MD, Charlottis Woodley (Lawrence) of Loveville, MD, Kathy Harris (Jimmy) of Mechanicsville, MD, Mary Pilkerton of Mechanicsville, MD, Diane Pilkerton of Mechanicsville, MD, and Joyce Wilkerson ( Willie) of Mechanicsville, MD.

Louis graduated from Chopticon high school in 1975, and was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County, MD. He served in the United States Army for 6 years from 1982 to 1988. His duty stations included; Hawaii, Colorado, and Korea, he earned the Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Lapel Button and was a Rifle M-16 Marksmen, and Hand Grenade Marksman. Louis worked for the St. Mary's County Board of Education as a Safety Advocate for 19 years, retiring on November 1, 2014.

He was a member of the American Legion, St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks, and volunteered as the youth basketball coach and also worked the summer camps at Kings Christian Academy, and he loved golfing.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:00 Am in St. Joseph's Catholic Church Morganza, MD with Father Keith A. Woods officiating and Deacon James A. Somerville con-celebrating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens Leonardtown, MD.

Pallbearers will be: Jeremy Harris, Jason Harris, Brian Bosse, Joseph Bell, Dennis Pilkerton, Adam Pilkerton, and Stephen Stewart. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dennis Murray, Junior Armstrong, Joseph Blaine Somerville, Tyvie Herbert, Paul "Sam" Stewart, and Ralph Barber. Contributions may be made to the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814, and or Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

McPherson, Mary Anne
Birth: Thursday, May 29, 1924 in Bryantown, Maryland
Death: Monday, September 28, 2015 at the age of 91
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, October 07, 2015 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Bryantown, Maryland
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Mary Anne McPherson, formerly of Aquasco, Maryland, died on Monday, September 28, 2015, following a long illness. Born Mary Anne Gruss on May 29, 1924 in Bryantown, Maryland she was the daughter of the late Joseph Mary Leo Gruss and the late Hedwig Foehr.

She married Charles Henry Adams McPherson, Jr., of Aquasco, MD, on October 22, 1947. Mr. McPherson predeceased her on May 29, 2002.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Anne DeVore of Huntingtown, MD, Catherine Lee Tornabene of Harwood, MD, and Rebecca Louise Long of Hughesville, MD. One daughter, Ruth Elaine Chaney, predeceased Mrs. McPherson on October 11, 1980.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Henry Adams McPherson, III, of Hughesville, MD, and James Matthew McPherson, of Bristol, TN. One son, William K. McPherson, pre-deceased Mrs. McPherson on September 26, 2010.

She is survived by thirteen grandchildren, Christine M. Garner, Laurence M. Tornabene, Valerie R. Needham, David C. J. Tornabene, Michael W. Tornabene, Margaret R. Price, Elizabeth A. McPherson, James A. Long, Jr., Mark A. Long, Richard A. Chaney, Theresa A. Jeffery, Jennifer E. Gray and Kyle A. McPherson.

She is survived by eight great-grand children: Natalie M. Grant, Katrina M. Grant, Emily A. Grant, John H. Long, Elaine H. Jeffery, Emmett J. Jeffery, Shawna C. McPherson, and Cheyenne L. Gray. She is survived by one great-great-grandson, Oliver S. Pendleton.

Mrs. McPherson had ten siblings, all of whom predeceased her. Her sisters were Elizabeth McGinn, Madelene Windsor, Veronique Chevalier, Leona Hartman, Margaret Renner and Odelia Thomas. Her brothers were Aloysious Gruss, Anthony Gruss, Joseph Gruss and Charles Gruss.

A devout Catholic, Mrs. McPherson was a Charter Member of the Catholic Daughters, Court St. Peter's, where she attended church while growing up in Waldorf, MD. She also belonged to St. Dominic's Parish in Aquasco, MD, and St. Matthew's Parish in Baltimore, MD, during her lifetime.

Mrs. McPherson worked 35 years for Farm Credit Banks of Baltimore, including the Upper Marlboro, Hughesville, and Baltimore, MD, branches and in the Puerto Rico branch for a year. She made many lifelong friends at Farm Credit and retired on December 1,1987.

Mrs. McPherson donated much of her time and talent to others. Early on she started a 4-H Club in Aquasco, was group leader, and also a PTA president. She taught CCD classes and helped with children's vacation bible schools. She volunteered at the Rainbow Club in Baltimore which aided the disabled. For many years she was the St. Matthews Catholic Church coordinator for "Our Daily Bread," which fed the needy. She made and donated food, transported food from the church to "Our Daily Bread" and also worked in the kitchen there.

Mrs. McPherson lived her first 52 years on tobacco farms in southern Maryland, where she learned to appreciate the beauty and value of all plants at an early age. Once retired, she volunteered many years at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore. She also entered the "Master Gardener" program, where she became a certified instructor and taught others about gardening. She always had the most amazing flowers, most productive garden, blueberry bushes, walnut trees, and of course her favorite Paw Paw trees, for which she won many awards.

Most of all, she loved her family. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren loved to visit "Ms. Mom" in Aquasco and later Baltimore. She was a hard worker all her life, always there to help when needed, and also very fun-loving, kind and generous. Our visits were filled with love, laughter and camaraderie. We will all miss her and never forget her and all our good times together.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch road, Charlotte Hall, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Thomas A. Gude, on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at St. Dominic's Church, 22300, Aquasco Road, Aquasco, MD. Interment follows at St. Mary's Church Cemetery, Bryantown, MD. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to Alzheimer's research may be made. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Guy, George Cullins
Birth: Thursday, September 26, 1946 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Hamptonville, North Carolina
Death: Monday, September 28, 2015 at the age of 69
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George "Georgie" Cullins Guy, 69, of Hamptonville, North Carolina and formerly of Avenue, Maryland passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Monday, September 28, 2015. Born on September 26, 1946 in Leonardtown, Maryland he is the son of the late Joseph Mattingly and Alice Isabelle Cullins Guy. He attended Margaret
Brent High School in Helen, Maryland.

He loved driving tractor trailers and was in the trucking profession for over 40 years. He was kindhearted and would give anyone the shirt off his back in the time of need. He always thought of others before himself.

Georgie was preceded in death by sister, Rose Marie Guy; brother, Joe Matts Guy and brother-in-law, Jimmy Farrell. He is survived by his wife, Olivia Jarvis Guy; daughters Kristie Guy, Nikki (Tim) Wesner, Megan (Joe) Hall; and grandchildren, Isaiah Moreno, McKayla Moreno, Ainsley Moreno, Jayden Wesner, Brennen Wesner, Aubrey Hall, Talen Hall and Rylen Hall. Siblings: two sisters, Isabel (Donald) Williams and Carolyn Farrell; two brothers, Donnie (Marsha) Guy and Deane (Linda) Guy; a sister-in-law, Lou Guy, his loving nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives. He had two K-9 companions, OJ and JW that he adored.

A private service was held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the Gentry Family Funeral Home, Yadkinville, North Carolina.

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