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Taylor, Ellen Josephine
Birth: Thursday, October 23, 1941 in Beckley, West Virginia
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Friday, October 21, 2011 at the age of 69
Laid to Rest: in the WA Boyd Cemetery, Grundy, Virginia
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Mrs. Taylor worked in Customer Service with Safeway Food Stores for 32 years and was a member of Local 593. She was also a life member of Brandywine Bible Church. Ellen's greatest joy was her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchild. She was also a member of Big Creek High School Alumni where she played clarinet and was a cheerleader. Known by all as "Mommaw".

Daughter of the late Frazier T. Boyd and the late Kathryn Marie Vance Boyd.

Predeceased by her parents.

Survived by one son, David M. Sanford of Waldorf, MD, four daughters, Karen L. Downs of Alexandria, VA, Lisa J. (Kevin) Qualters of La Plata, MD, Robyn M. (Timothy) Major of La Plata, MD and Laura A. Sanford of Carolina Beach, NC. Two brothers, Robert Boyd of Staunton, VA and Frazier (Nancy) Boyd of Richmond, VA. One sister, Inez B. Magee of Richmond, VA. Nine grandchildren, Kelli, Kevin, Kristin, Colin, David, John, Madison, Edward and Lucille. One great grandchild, Morgan.

Visitation: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Ave., La Plata, MD 20646. Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7PM at Raymond Funeral Chapel. Interment: At a later date in Grundy, VA. Pallbearers: Grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, ATTN: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station P.O.Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Adams, Mary M.
Birth: 0190-10-25
Residence: St. Mary's County, Maryland
Death: Friday, October 21, 2011 at the age of 1820
Laid to Rest: Friday, October 28, 2011 in the Holy Face Catholic Church Cemetery, Great Mills, Maryland
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Mary M. Adams (Mattingly) passed peacefully on October 21, 2011. Born on October 25, 1930 to her parents, the late Lester and Madeleine (Bussler) Mattingly. Mary lived in St. Mary's County her entire life.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, the late George Robert Adams, Sr. and her son, the late George Robert Adams, Jr.

Mary was a loving mother and grandmother and her children remember her as a family historian. She was a great Southern Maryland cook, often filling her home with the scents of steamed crabs, crab cakes and stuffed ham. She also enjoyed canning her own vegetables, jams and jellies and always supported her family farm. A devout Catholic, Mary was a member of the Ladies of Charity at Holy Face Catholic Church.

She also leaves to mourn, her beloved family, her children, David Michael (Cathy) Adams of St. Mary's City, MD., Alan Lester (Jennifer) Adams of Pasadena, MD., Patrick Wayne Adams of St. Mary's City, MD., Christopher Mark (Jenifer Beall) Adams of Park Hall, MD., and Sandra Adams Schroeder of Leonardtown, MD. Dear sister of Angela Ryan of Santa Barbara, CA., Carol Garner of Hollywood, MD., Aubrey Mattingly of Leonardtown, MD., and the late Joan Dean, James and Lester Mattingly. Loving grandmother of 11 grandchildren.

Family will receive friends for Mary's Life Celebration at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD. On Thursday, October 27, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with prayers at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, October 28, at Holy Face Catholic Church in Great Mills, MD., Interment following in Holy Face Catholic Church Cemetery.

For those desiring, contributions in memory can be directed to Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 339, Lexington Park, MD., 20653.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.

Kennett, Robert Edward "Rooster"
Birth: Thursday, November 18, 1954 in Leonardtown, Maryland
Residence: Avenue, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the age of 56
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Robert "Rooster" Edward Kennett, 56 years old of Avenue, MD died October 20, 2011 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata, MD. Born November 18, 1954 in Leonardtown, MD, he was the son of Edward Kennett and Genevieve (Delahay) Kennett.

Robert graduated from Chopticon High School in Morganza, MD in 1972. In 1974 he began a career at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Fire Department as a firefighter/driver operator. After 26 years of proud and dedicated service, he retired in March of 2000. Upon retirement, Robert began a second career of truck driving which he tremendously enjoyed. At the time of his death he was employed with Cullin's Trucking located in Clements, MD., and held clearance for a special Transportation Certificate allowing him entrance to classified locations.

He also enjoyed riding Harley Davidson's. Between crossing the country in a tractor trailer and riding his Harley, he covered many miles. He was an active member of ABATE. When time allowed, he greatly enjoyed farming and riding tractors on his family's farm, The Bluestone Farm. He was known for always wanting to stay busy.

Robert is survived by his parents, Edward and Genevieve "Teeny" Kennett of Avenue, MD, and brother George Kennett also of Avenue, MD and a very loving, devoted, daughter Hayleigh E. Kennett of Hollywood, MD., and Hayleigh's mother Stacey Kennett. As a father, he was extremely proud of Hayleigh and took a tremendous enjoyment in joking and kidding with her.

Family will receive friends for Roberts' Life Celebration on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at The Holy Angels Church in Avenue, MD. Interment will be private.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Hammett, Brian Hill, Greg Casoni, Stevie Lawrence, Bill Cullins and Noodles Nelson.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Account of Hayleigh E. Kennett C/O The Navy Federal Credit Union, 22598 MacArthur Blvd., California, MD. 20619.

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

Callahan, Claire Arlene
Birth: Saturday, November 01, 1924 in Providence, Rhode Island
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the age of 86
Laid to Rest: Thursday, October 27, 2011 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Claire Arlene Toole Callahan, formerly of Oxon Hill, Maryland and St. Petersburg, Florida, died after a long illness on October 20, 2011. Born November 1, 1924, and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Claire was the daughter of Jack and Kathryn Toole.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Cornelius "Neil" John Callahan III; her brother, Fred Toole; and her grandson, John Clement McGowan.

Claire graduated from Hope High School in Providence and attended Rhode Island Teacher's College. Prior to her marriage, she worked in Philadelphia and New York City. She and Neil retired to St. Petersburg, Florida, where they settled into an active and close-knit community of new friends. Claire especially looked forward to frequent family reunions.

A stay-at-home mother of four, Claire made friends easily and was known for her composure, kindness and steadfastness. She enjoyed playing tennis at Tantallon, swimming in the Florida mornings, traveling with her friends and family to places such as Italy, Hong Kong, and the Caribbean. Over the years, she joined friends for games of bridge, canasta, and bingo, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret Toole of Warwick, Rhode Island; four children: Cornelius "Neil" John Callahan IV and his wife, Lenore, of St. Pete Beach, Florida; John Kevin Callahan and his wife, Judy, of Arnold, Maryland; Kathryn Ann McGowan and her husband, Jack, of Waldorf, Maryland; and Mary Patricia Callahan and her husband, Jim Powers, of Seattle. Claire was proud of her nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, and she was blessed with a multitude of good friends wherever she lived.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 10-11 AM Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church (100 Village Street, Waldorf, MD 20602) where a funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00AM with Fr. Alain Colliou officiating.

For those so inclined, donations can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (6931 Arlington Road, 2nd Floor, Bethesday, MD 20814) OR the Alzheimer's Association Southern Maryland Office (PO Box 1889, La Plata, MD 20646).

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Unkle, John Henry, Sr.
Birth: Sunday, February 08, 1931
Residence: Charlotte Hall, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the age of 80
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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John Henry Unkle, Sr, 80, of Charlotte Hall, MD, died October 19, 2011 at his residence. Born February 8, 1931, he was the son of the late James Unkle, Sr., and Pearl Marie (Morgan) Unkle.

He was the husband of the late Edna Mae Huntington Unkle whom he married in Maddox, MD and whom preceded him in death in February, 2003.

Mr. Unkle is survived by his children; Daniel Unkle (Karen) of Charlotte Hall, MD, John Unkle, Jr. (Karen) of Frederick, MD, Tina Marie Swart (Paul) of Clayton, NC, Mary Catherine Unkle of NC, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Mr. Uncle was preceded in death by a son Gregory M. Huntington.

Mr. Unkle was a lifelong resident of St. Mary's County and was the owner operator of Wood Craft Shop, Inc., in Alexandria, VA, as well as a local Tobacco Farmer until his retirement. Mr. Unkle served in the United States Army from September 9, 1952 until his honorable discharge on June 10, 1964.

The family will receive friends in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers being recited at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home with Fr. John Caulfield officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be: John H. Unkle, Jr., Bobby Devin Penkert, John H. Unkle, II, Daniel Brian Unkle, Bobby Devin Penkert, Jr., and Kenneth Russell.

Contributions made be made to the Mechanicsville Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 15, Mechanicsville, MD.

Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A.

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