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Proctor, David Augustine
Birth: Tuesday, January 29, 1935 in Charles County, Maryland
Residence: Port Tobacco, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the age of 80
Laid to Rest: in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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David Augustine "DAP" Proctor, beloved father and husband, passed away on October 22, 2015. He is survived by his cherished wife of 52 years, Irene Proctor, and children Angela Lee (Wayne), Vickie Pickeral (Greg), Andre Proctor (Claudine) and Karen Proctor.

In addition to his wife and children, he leaves to mourn his passing, nine grandchildren, April (Howard), Aaron, Brian (Samantha), Erica (MarkJr.), Amanda (Marcus), Brittany (Aaron Sr.), Jordan (Jimia), Janae (Ricky), Alex and honorary grandchild, London; eleven great grandchildren, Joey, Aniyah, Ryan, Bryce, Gabriella, Aaron Jr., Anthony, Morgan, Sierra, Mark III, and Marcus; siblings Cyril (Lois), Steve (Carolyn), and Dilworth (Edna)and a host of brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

David has been a parishioner of St. Catherine's Catholic Church since the age of 11 yrs old. Those who have witnessed his attendance,know that he would sit in the same pew every week.

David attended Hampton University for a short time, but ultimately decided to join the U.S. Navy. He completed his three years of military service during the Korean War on the USS Battleship New Jersey. David was honorably discharged and years later the USS New Jersey battleship was commissioned in New Jersey and David went to visit it. Upon arrival,the tour guide said he knew more about the ship and had him conduct the remainder of the tour.

Upon his return from the service, he met the love of his life, Irene, and married her on July 6, 1963. They raised their children and lived in Port Tobacco until the time of his death. David and Irene celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2013 where they renewed their vows.

David worked at the Naval Ordnance Station (NOS), Indian Head, MD until his retirement in 1989. He was affectionately known as "DAP" by friends and family. During his years at NOS, DAP would arrive to work early to set up for the card game they played until it was time to report for work. He was an avid crabber and continued crabbing up until the decline of his health. He was known to wear his US Navy ball cap, red suspenders and could often be seen pulling the infamous "Dragon" boat down to Friendship and Benedict for a day of crabbing.

Those who visited David at home could find him either watching his westerns on TV or playing solitaire on the computer. He was an active man who enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

His viewing will be held from 9am until time of Mass of Christian Burial 10:30am on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 St. Mary's Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646. Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.

Springer, Sallie Magee
Birth: Sunday, November 25, 1934 in Cheverly, Maryland
Residence: Valley Lee, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the age of 80
Laid to Rest: Thursday, October 29, 2015 in the St. George Catholic Cemetery, Valley Lee, Maryland
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Sallie Magee Springer, 80, of Valley Lee, MD on October 22, 2015 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on November 25, 1934 in Cheverly, MD she was the daughter of the late Mary Magee, and Robert Magee.

Sallie was the loving wife of the late John "Jack" Springer, whom she married on April 2, 1955 in Great Mills, MD and preceded her in death on March 7, 2015.

Sallie is survived by her children: Robert Springer (Adair) of California, MD, John Springer (Vicki) of Leonardtown, MD, Sallie Studds (Greg) of Melbourne, FL, Mary Vaoughart (Greg) Loving of Leonardtown, MD, 7 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Siblings: Sue Purcell of Lexington Park, MD, and James Magee of Ocean Springs, MS. She was preceded in death by her brother Patrick Magee.

Sallie graduated from Charles County Community College with an Associates of Arts Degree in Business. She worked as a secretary for Piney Point Elementary School for 15 years retiring in 1980, and as an Analyst for the Federal Government for 12 years retiring in 1996. Sallie belonged to the Valley Lee Vol. Fire and Rescue, and enjoyed cake decorating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM with prayers recited at 7:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday October 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM in St. George Episcopal Church, Valley Lee, MD with Rev. Gregory Syler officiating. Interment will follow in St. George Catholic Cemetery, Valley Lee, MD.

Pallbearers will be: Ray Gaskill, Randy Gaskill, George Quade, Jonathan Springer, John Springer, III and James Magee. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer Association and/or Second Dist. Vol. Fire Department. Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.

Blass, Susanne Schultheis
Birth: Thursday, February 19, 1931 in Walldorf, Hessen, Germany
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the age of 84
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Susanne Schultheis Blass died on October 22, 2015 at the age of 84 in her home in Mechanicsville, Maryland. She was born in Walldorf, Hessen, Germany February 19, 1931 of Alfons Schultheis of Lauter, Ober Bayern, Germany and Susanne Cezanne Schultheis.

After 8 years of schooling she apprenticed in the blouse making trade, worked as a mothers-helper in Middlesex, England and served in the U.S. Air Force Base Exchange at Rhein-Main Airbase, Germany.

Married in Walldorf in 1955 to then Airman First Class, James M. Blass, she bore four children, Patricia and Martin in Germany and Christine and Stephen in Prince Georges County, Maryland. Her children gave her seven grandchildren, Daniel, Aaron, Matthew, Kenneth, Ethan, Andrea and Hannah. They all loved to visit Oma. There are now four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Keith, Bennett and Brooks.

She provided a beautiful home with love and good food. Her love of plants and flowers filled the home with more plants than one could count. A small orange tree was moved in and out of the house for many years. The small oranges were made into a tasty marmalade many times. Her home was always the best place to eat. She could make a feast in what seemed minutes. It was really planning but no one realized it. Sue worked hard to make her home clean, bright and beautiful. Once an Amish neighbor said, "She moves and works like the devil is behind her." No, just love.

How can almost 60 years as a homemaker, mother and wife be displayed in words? She was the pillar that tied her family together. She was always there. Her children would call for recipes or cooking directions. She wielded a mean paintbrush in the home. Her husband, Jim, called her his 'zündkerze' (spark-plug). She gave of herself and almost never complained. She learned another culture and language and became a proud voting citizen of the United States of America.

She is predeceased by her sister Johanna K. V. Makepeace of Florida who died in 2012.

In addition to those mentioned she also leaves daughters-in-law Cindy Parthree Blass, Allison Bohle of Mechanicsville, MD and sons-in-law Craig R. Balderson of Charlotte Hall, MD, Teddy (TJ) Holcomb of Patriot, Indiana, special friend H. Dolores Jones Amman Kisselbach, her sister's family in Virginia and cousins in Germany, as well as many friends and neighbors.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM and a Life Celebration Gathering from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, and MD. 20622

Wilcox, Debra Jean
Birth: Wednesday, October 14, 1959 in Jacksonville, Florida
Residence: Waldorf, Maryland
Death: Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the age of 56
Laid to Rest: in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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Sergeant Major Debra J. Wilcox was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She volunteered for the U.S. Army and took the oath of enlistment on 19 August 1979 and subsequently completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She completed 35 years, 9 months, 19 days of service.

Her past assignments include Information Management Specialist, Joint Staff, DOM; Administrative Sergeant, Defense Intelligence Agency; Command Sergeant Major, 436th Transportation Command; Command Sergeant Major, 3/318th MP OSUT; student at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Ft Bliss, Texas; Administrative NCO, J-5; Training Chief Instructor, HQ/6/80th DIV; NCOIC DCSPER, 5115th Garrison Support Unit; Force Management NCO, 97th ARCOM; PAB NCOIC, 318th Reception Battalion; Test Administrator, MEPS Los Angeles; Mail Clerk, Fort Rucker, AL; Administrative Specialist, 43rd USA Artillery Detachment, Germany.

Sergeant Major Wilcox's military and civilian education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advance Noncommissioned Officer Course, Personnel, Administrative, and Training Management Courses, a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy. SGM completed a double Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies and an MBA Degree followed with a number of Graduate Certificates.

Her awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1st OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal (3rd OLC) , Army Achievement Medal (4th OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/M, Silver H), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/ Numeral 4), and the Overseas Service Ribbon. As twice the Citizen Debra's civilian work includes working at The Aerospace Corporation, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the Department of the Army Inspector General Agency.

Sergeant Major Wilcox is survived by her mother Jean Walker, two sisters Cheryl Adams, Deandrous Wilcox; four brothers George Wilcox, Anthony Wilcox, Vaughn Wilcox, Joe Walker; Aunties; many cousins Angela, Joy, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friend John Jackson.

Visitation and Service will be held in the Chapel of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., 3439 Livingston Road, Indian Head, Maryland 20640. Interment, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia 22211. Arrangements provided by Thornton Funeral Home.

Berry, Genevieve
Residence: Valley Lee, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Genevieve Berry, 83, of Valley Lee, MD passed away on October 21, 2015.

Family and friends will unite on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 for visitation at 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. George's Catholic Church, 19199 Saint Georges Church Rd, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment to follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD.

Arrangements provided by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home.

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