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Thomas, Mark Dee
Birth: Thursday, November 15, 1962 in Lemoore, California
Residence: Fairfax, Virginia
Death: Friday, September 10, 2010 at the age of 47
Laid to Rest: Thursday, September 16, 2010 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Mark Dee Thomas, 47 of Fairfax, VA passed away on September 10, 2010 at Fairfax Hospital.

Born November 15, 1962 in Lemoore, CA, he was the son of Aubrey and Justine Norman of Hollywood, MD.

Mark graduated from Leonardtown High School in 1980. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 1987. Mark built and repaired home and small business computers; he was an accomplished French horn player; he loved music, and photography. He was an advocate for the homeless and needy. He was well loved by all.

In addition to his parents Mark is survived by his siblings; Anthony Thomas of Houston, TX, Phillip Thomas of Willis, TX, Paul Norman of Lexington Park, MD, Carolyn Markert of Jacksonville, FL, Barbara Britton of Douglas, GA and Elaine Belcher of Albany. He was preceded in death by his father Milton D. Thomas of Magnolia, TX.

Family will receive friends for Mark's Life Celebration on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Hollywood United Methodist Church with Reverend Sheldon Reese officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Harley Cook, Dick Smythers, Paul Norman, Anthony Thomas, Phillip Thomas, and Brian Vachalek.

Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hollywood United Methodist Church, Pajama Connection, 24422 Mervell Dean Rd., Hollywood, MD 20636.

Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.

Howard, George W.
Birth: Tuesday, July 15, 1941 in Washington, DC
Residence: La Plata, Maryland
Death: Friday, September 10, 2010 at the age of 69
Laid to Rest: Thursday, September 16, 2010 in the St. Ignatius Catholic Church Cemetery, Chapel Point, Maryland
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Mr. Howard served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era and was stationed in Korea. He was the President of Southern Maryland Novelty Company in Waldorf, MD for 37 years and also held a Real Estate License. He was a world traveler who studied abroad in Spain, lived for seven years in Medellin, Columbia in South America, and had a great love for the Latin culture. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed life and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church - Chapel Point, MD.

He was son of the late George Wilbur Howard, Sr. and the late Helen Jameson Howard

He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Steven D. Howard and Richard Jameson.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret "Peggy" Burch Howard; two sons, John Grant (Victoria) Howard of La Plata, MD and Marc Christopher (Priscilla) Howard of Hagerstown, MD; one brother, Richard Alan Howard of Bel Alton, MD; and two sisters, Elaine Peed of Waldorf, MD and Donna Gentzel of FL. Also survived by four grandchildren, Christopher, Leah, Alexander, and Catherine Howard.

A Visitation will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm with Wake Service at 7pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, La Plata, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11am at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Chapel Point, MD.

Clergy will be Father Sal Jordan and Monsignor Oliver McGready

Interment to follow at St. Ignatius Catholic Church Cemetery, Chapel Point, MD

Pallbearers will be Jairo Morales, Jared Carter, Raymond Rhoderick, Juan Pablo Giraldo, John Jameson, and J. Gary Burch.

Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.

Embrey, Dorothy Veda
Birth: Tuesday, November 13, 1928 in Washington, DC
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Thursday, September 09, 2010 at the age of 81
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Dorothy Veda Embrey, age 81, of Prince Frederick, MD and formerly of Bethesda died September 9, 2010 at the home of her daughter. She was born in Washington, DC November 13, 1928 to Lester Roland and Margaret Emma (Somner) Yarrington.

Dorothy was a retired wholesale food broker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James W. Embrey on June 3, 2000 and sons James W. Embrey III, and Robert M. Embrey.

Surviving are her daughter Carolyn V. Sunderland and her husband Hutch of Dunkirk, MD and son Stephen M. Embrey of Prince Frederick, MD six grandchildren; Katherine Paige Sunderland of Dunkirk, Benjamin Hutchins Sunderland of Dunkirk, Tammy Jo Glass and her husband Phillip of King George, VA, James W. Embrey IV of Prince Frederick, Anna Marie Embrey of Greenbelt and James W. Embrey of Greenbelt .and a brother Lester R. Yarrington, Jr. of Chestertown, MD.

Services and interment with be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or at

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

Abell, Barbara Anne
Birth: Tuesday, February 09, 1937 in Riversprings, Maryland
Residence: Avenue, Maryland
Death: Thursday, September 09, 2010 at the age of 73
Laid to Rest: Monday, September 13, 2010 in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Barbara Anne Abell, 73, of Avenue, MD passed away on September 9, 2010 at her residence. Born February 9, 1937 in Riversprings, MD, she was the daughter of the late Robert Garrett and Elsie Jane Long Russell.

She was the loving wife of the late Carl Francis Abell, Sr., whom she married in Holy Angels Catholic Church in Avenue, MD on June 14, 1958.

Anne is survived by her children John F. Abell (Patty) of Chaptico, MD, Katherine M. Triplett (Ron) of Solomons, MD, Carl F. Abell, Jr. of Avenue, MD, Alison A. Beavan of Chaptico and Theresa L. Baird (Wayne) of Bushwood, MD. Anne is also survived by her sisters; Betty Ward of Sevierville, TN, Eleanor Hayden of Bushwood, MD, Diane Norris of Hollywood, MD and Kathy Russell of Avenue, MD. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren; Lisa M. Bowen, Melissa L. Turner, John F. Abell IV, Traci L. Abell, Robin L. Abell, Colby J. Beavan, Justin M. Beavan, Brandon L. Beavan, Andrew Garrett Baird along with 2 great grandchildren Carly Bowen and Owen Langley.

Anne was a lifelong St. Mary's County resident and owned Abell's Diner in Clements, MD. She enjoyed shopping, cutting grass, yard work and entertaining guest and family members. Anne especially loved the holidays and enjoyed spending time with her friends. She always put others before herself.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, with prayers being recited at 3:00 PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 13, 2010, at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bushwood, MD with Fr. Francis Early officiating. Interment will be in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery, Leonardtown, MD. Pallbearers will be John Abell IV, Mark Bowen, David Turner, Colby Beavan, Justin Beavan and Brandon Beavan.

Contributions in memory of Barbara Anne Abell can be made to the Seventh District Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.

Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Dowell, Eleanor Sauter
Birth: Saturday, August 21, 1920
Residence: Prince Frederick, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: Saturday, September 11, 2010 in the Wesley Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Eleanor Sauter Dowell, 90, of Prince Frederick, died September 8, 2010 at home. She was born August 21, 1920, the daughter of George and Emma Hummel Sauter.

Raised in Baltimore, she was a graduate of Girls Latin School and attended business school. Girl Scouts and scout camp were an important part of her youth. During her senior year in high school, she was honored to be selected as May Queen. Always interested in sports, she enjoyed playing hockey and basketball in high school. Swimming was a special love and she was proud of teaching her eight grandchildren to swim.

She married Arthur W. Dowell, Jr. on June 6, 1942. They met on a blind date when she was visiting Calvert County. The two young men on the blind date agreed, in advance, that Arthur would date the tall girl, as he was tall. That was the beginning of many happy years together and fifty-seven years of marriage.

She held several office jobs prior to the birth of their first daughter when she then stayed home to raise their family. Always active in their daughters' activities, she started a Girl Scout troop in Loch Raven Village, Baltimore County. In 1961, the family moved to Calvert County where she became very involved in community activities. For almost twenty-five years, she was active in the Calvert Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering in the hospital gift shop, and serving one term as president of the Auxiliary. She was a long time volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile, served as an Election Judge and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Throughout all of her married life, her first and most important love was her family; she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Friends played a major part in her life and she still kept in touch with some friends from childhood. A bridge player from high school days, she played bridge until just a few weeks prior to her death.

Becoming an above the knee amputee in 2000 and a bilateral amputee in 2009, she learned to live with and adapt to her physical limitations, assuming the attitude that "I can do it myself". When the local amputee support group began in 2001, she was one of the first members and created the group name "Amputees Helping Amputees". Throughout the years, she has been an inspiration and support for new amputees. She made regular phone calls offering encouragement and knowledge to amputees and supporting the friends she met through this group.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Wilson Dowell, Jr.; her sister, Jane Stinebert; and one great-grandchild, Hudson Arthur Showalter Medrano.

Survivors include her three daughters: Carolyn Mohler and husband Philip, Joan Winship and husband James, Sally Showalter and husband David; eight grandchildren: Deborah Pitonyak and husband Christopher, Gayle Bylan and husband Joseph, Kay Mohler and fiancé Noah Wood, Christopher Winship and wife Tandy Matsuda, Courtney Winship and husband Isaac Kuznits, Ryan Showalter and wife Adele, Tracy Medrano and husband Warren, and Michael Travis Showalter; and seven great-grandchildren: Lauren and Carter Pitonyak, Ella and Luke Bylan, Kai Winship, and Jackson and Lilly Showalter.

The family received friends on Friday September 10, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick, MD, where services were held on Saturday September 11, 2010, 11 A.M. Interment followed in Wesley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 2142, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or to the Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation, with the memo line indicating Amputees Helping Amputees, P. O. Box 2127, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.

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