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|Boyd, Nathaniel , Sr.
Birth: 1928-04-27 in Camden, South Carolina
|Boyd, Nathaniel, Sr. (Age 81) of White Plains, Maryland.|
On May 11, 2009 at 9:58 am, Genesis Nursing Home, La Plata, Maryland, Nathaniel Boyd Sr. at the age of 81 of White Plains, MD was called home to be with the Lord.
Nathaniel Boyd, Sr. was born on April 27, 1928 in Camden, South Carolina to the late Willie Estell Williams Boyd and the late Waymon Boyd.
Nathaniel received his formal education from Carver Vocational Technical School in Baltimore Maryland in the year 1946. In 1949 he enlisted into the United States Air Force making this a career for 20 years to become known to many affectionately as "Pappy". In 1953 he reunited with Rose Migyon Reddicks and married his high school sweetheart. In their 56 years of marriage came forth, two children, Nathaniel Boyd Jr. and Carla V. Boyd, a grand-daughter, Migyon T. Boutte' and a great-grandson, Taurean R. Porter.
While in the military he served as a motor transportation supervisor and an air cargo specialist and participated in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While in the service as a sport enthusiast, early in his career he engaged in boxing winning many matches. He said he only lost one of his many fights and then went back for a re-match where he beat his opponent. While in England, he played tackle football. His tour of duties also took him to several bases including Okinawa AFB, Japan, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, Chicksands AFB, Shefford, England, Dover AFB, Delaware, Goodfellow AFB, Texas, and L.G. Hanscom Field AFB, Massachusetts where he eventually retired in December 1970. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, he then worked for the US Postal Service starting in February 1971 and retiring in 1988 after 17 years of faithful service.
After his retirements he enjoyed going to Andrews AFB commissary as a part time bagger, socializing with his customers and friends. He also enjoyed exercising at the Indian Head Naval Station with his long time friend Mr. Louis Knight. His other great passions was working in his yard and gardening with his late brother Arthur L. Boyd. He looked forward to barbecuing for Greater Mt. Nebo during their annual church gathering, daughters Christmas parties and for personal friends.
Nathaniel was an active member of Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. church and enjoyed attending worship services with his wife, the late Rose Reddicks Boyd until his sudden stroke, July of 2004. He was a faithful and committed member who regularly attended weekly bible study. He loved his church and enjoyed the fellowship with the members and many friends. He was passionate about the Lord and studying the bible.
Nathaniel loved to smile. He had a very hearty laugh that was infectious. He was a warm, friendly and inviting person who extended a hand to everyone he met. He will truly be missed.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his son Nathaniel Boyd Jr., daughter Carla V. Boyd, and granddaughter Migyon Tara Boutte', great grandson Taurean Robert Porter, brothers John H. Boyd, Clyde M. Boyd, Clarence Boyd, and sister Willie Mae Boyd Alston, sisters-in-law Phyllis Boyd, Fannie Harris, Alease Reddicks, brothers-in-law, J.D. Alston, Edwin Harris and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.
Viewing, Thursday, May 21, 2009, 9:30am until time of Funeral Service, 11:30 am at Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church, 1001 Old Mitchellville Road, Bowie, Maryland. Interment, Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland. Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Maryland.
|Hill, Joseph Bruce, Sr.
Birth: 1929-05-13 in Mechanicsville, Maryland
|Joseph Bruce Hill, Sr. 82 of Mechanicsville, MD died on May 10, 2009 at his home in Mechanicsville, MD.|
Born on May 13, 1926 in Mechanicsville, MD, he was the son of the late Joseph Dixie Hill and Ida Catherine Thompson Hill. Mr. Hill returned to the Mechanicsville area 6 years ago, having lived in Clinton, MD since 1959.
He retired with rank of Lieutenant on the St. Elizabeth's Hospital Security Force in Washington, DC after 35 years of service. He also drove a taxi cab in Washington, DC from 1946-1984. In 1984 he began driving a school bus for the Prince George's County Department of Transportation working out of the Friendly Bus lot in Camp Springs, MD, retiring in 2002. He was a devoted husband and father. An avid gardener, he enjoyed cooking and canning his harvest. And he was always ready to help others.
Joseph Bruce Hill, Sr. is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Jean Kelly Hill who passed on April 21, 2009.
Survived by his children and their spouses, Joseph B. and Toni Hill, William F. and Cathy Hill, James C. and Joyce Hill, Mary Jeanne and Bob Sheetz, Michael K. and Stacey Hill, and John A. and Evelyn Hill, 13 grandchildren, Christine, Sheri, Brendan, Mathew, Morgan, Kelly, Bobbi Jo, Shannon, Michael, Jane, Crystal, Jeanine, and John and 2 great-grandchildren, Katie and Johnny. He also survived by four sisters, Bessie Gray, Anna Larson, Helen Law and Catherine Ann Mullin.
He is predeceased by two sisters, Edith Hill, Eleanor (Ella) Pilkerton, and a brother William Douglas Hill.
Family will receive friends to Celebrate Bruce's Life on Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 2to4pm and 6to8pm, with prayers recited at 6:30pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Friday, May 15, 2009 at 11am in Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, with Father Timothy Baer officiating. Interment Private.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 399, LaPlata, MD 20646 and/or Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.
|Beall, Vera Mabel
Birth: 1924-07-30 in Harmony, Pennsylvania
|Vera Mable Brady Beall, 84, of La Plata, MD, formerly of WV, died May 10, 2009, at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD.|
Mrs. Beall was a homemaker.
Born July 30, 1924, in Harmony, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ben Miller and the late Alice Hoff Miller.
Survived by her daughter, Sandra and her husband Richard Vanhorn of La Plata, MD.
Funeral Service will be held in Grantsville, WV on Thursday, May 14, 2009.
Interment will be at Ben Miller Cemetery, Shock, WV.
|Howard, Erwin Cowels, Jr.
|A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 9:30 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will follow in Maryland Veteran's Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD.|
The family will recieve friends on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, where prayers will be said at 3:00 PM.
|Swann, John Richard, Sr.
Birth: 1937-10-17 in Charles County, Maryland
|We never thought when we woke that morning the sorrow that day would bring. The pain was hard, the shock severe, to part with one we loved so dear.|
John Richard Swann Sr. was born to the late William Alex Swann and Sarah (Sally) Arm Swann on October 17, 1937, in Charles County Maryland. He unexpectedly departed this life on May 9, 2009 exactly 9 years to the day from his beloved wife Shirley Mae Swann.
He grew up in Charles County Maryland, where he attended public schools.
John Richard Swann Sr. met Shirley Mae Thompson at Proctor’s Inn in Waldorf Maryland in the late 1950’s. Richard asked Shirley could he take her home and she replied did you bring me here. After Richard’s persistence they were united in marriage on November 21, 1959. From this union four children were born Priscilla (Penny) Michelle, John (Rickey) Richard II, Joseph Kevin and Rhonda Denise. All of whom adored him and considered him their best friend.
Richard retired from D&R Backhoe Company in 1999 after 35 years of devoted service. In his spare time he enjoyed the company of family and friends. Richard will be fondly remembered by his nickname Uncle John and JR to those he worked with. He will also be remembered by his many hilarious jokes while drinking out of his RED cup.
John Richard Swann Sr. is survived by three loving children; Penny, Rickey and Rhonda; one grandchild, Dasani Mae Mitchell; three brothers, John Theodore Swann, Joseph Lindbergh Swann and William Alex Swann Jr.; three sisters. Mary Viola Thompson, Elizabeth Bernice Swann and Myrtle Regina Swann, a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Unfortunately, Richard was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Mae, son, Joseph Kevin, brother, William Leroy and sister, Catherine Geneva Swann.
Viewing, Saturday, May 16, 2009, 10:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 4590 St. Joseph Way, Pomfret, Maryland. Interment, St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Pomfret, Maryland.
Arrangements entrusted to Thornton Funeral Home, P.A. Pomonkey, Maryland.
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