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Martenis, Kathleen Welker
Birth: Saturday, February 01, 1936 in New Castle, Pennsylvania
Residence: Solomons, Maryland
Death: Monday, August 14, 2017 at the age of 81
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Kathleen Welker Martenis, 81, of Solomons, MD passed away on August 14, 2017 at her residence. Born February 1, 1936 in New Castle, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl Wendell Welker and Frances Willard (Cameron) Welker. Kathleen was a court reporter in Arizona.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Fred Martenis; her son, Jake Martenis and wife Lea of Kingston, TN; grandson, James Rega and wife Betty of Sharpsburg, GA; and great-grandchildren, Carmen Rega and Bryton Loy.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Asbury-Solomons Auditorium, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, MD 20688. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

Hanson, Betty Ann
Birth: in Madison, Wisconsin
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Monday, August 14, 2017
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Ms. Betty Ann Hanson, 80, of Lusby passed away on August 14, 2017 in Prince Frederick, MD. Betty was born in Madison, Wisconsin to the late Leroy and Nina Nyborg Westbury. She had lived in Lusby since 1969. Betty was a home maker who enjoyed shopping and crocheting. She is survived by her devoted son, William Hanson, Jr. of Lusby; daughters, Nina Porter of Lusby, Rose and Marie Hanson of Tennessee and Angela Stevens of Pulaski, VA and seven grandchildren. Her husband, William, Sr., son, Joseph Allen Hanson and best friend, Shelby Stevens predeceased her, as has her beloved dog, Foxy. Funeral services will be officiated by Tabitha Patterson. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.

Johnson, William Wayne
Birth: Saturday, October 03, 1953 in Hopewell, Virginia
Death: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the age of 63
Laid to Rest: Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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William Wayne "Wild Bill" "Bluewolf" Johnston passed away on Aug 13, 2017 from complications of COPD and diabetes at his home, with his loving wife, Barbara, at his side. Bill was born October 3, 1953 in Hopewell, VA to the late William Atkins Johnston and Edith Inez Brooks Johnston.

In addition to his beloved wife, Barbara, Bill is also survived by his sons & daughters: James A Johnston of Savage, MD; Jessie Sylvestre (Dan) of Maplewood, MN; Laura L. Burrows (Brad Atkins) of Arnettsville, WV; Krystal M. Ratliff (Josh) of Dublin, TX; Christopher L. Gordon (Jessica) of Spotsylvania, VA; David W. Gordon (Susan) of Cocoa, FL; Robert S. Gordon of Raleigh-Durham, NC; 8 grandchildren – Mackenzie, Amber, Julie, Kayla, Travis, Vincent, Emmalynn, and Zayda; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Atkins Johnston and his niece, Angela Johnston Schuester.

Born in Hopewell, VA he had a soft spot in his heart for New Orleans, and settled in St. Mary's county over 30 years ago. Bill served 20 years in the Navy, and retired as a PO2 and a Viet Nam Veteran after making 15 trips to Viet Nam. He had 15 years as a government contractor starting out as a Substance Abuse Counselor, became a Director in that field, and after numerous other careers was a Motor Cycle Safety Instructor when his declining health forced him to retire in 2013. Bill had 33 years of continuous sobriety and was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous. He was involved in the origination of Rolling Thunder and attended every year up to the 25th Anniversary Ride before his health required him to step back and pay tribute from home in his recliner. For Bill the most important things in his life were sobriety, God, and family.

Family will receive friends for Bill's Life Celebration on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Lexington Post Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 339, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

Sears, Nancy Lee
Birth: Monday, October 13, 1947 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Friday, August 11, 2017 at the age of 69
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Nancy Lee Sears, 69, of Lusby, MD passed away on August 11, 2017 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Born October 13, 1947 in Prince Frederick, MD, she was the daughter of the late James Wilbur Carroll and Dorothy Mae (Dalrymple) Carroll.

Nancy graduated from Calvert High School in 1965. She married James W. "Billy" Sears in Owings, MD in January of 1968. Nancy was the first female Corrections Officer in Calvert County. After twenty seven years of service, she retired in 2005 as Captain of the Department of Corrections. Nancy was a volunteer at SMILE.

Nancy is survived by her sons, James W. "Billy" Sears II (Tracy) of Lusby, MD and Phillip S. Sears (Shannon) of St. Leonard, MD; grandchildren, Cody A. Sears, Kyle N. Sears, Kelsey T. Sears, Kylie M. Sears and Sammy W. Sears; and sister, Linda Peifer (Tommy) of Harrington, DE. She was preceded in death by her husband, James. W."Billy" Sears on August 24, 2011; and her siblings, Cheryl Carroll and James E. Carroll.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Rausch Funeral Home, 20 American Lane, Lusby, MD 20657 where a Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #274, 11820 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657 for the benefit of children. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

Jacobs, Patricia Ann
Birth: Sunday, December 15, 1935 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Port Republic, Maryland
Death: Monday, August 14, 2017 at the age of 81
Laid to Rest: Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the National Memorial Park, Laurel, Maryland
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Patricia Ann Jacobs, 81, of Port Republic, MD passed away on August 14, 2017 at her home. She was born on December 15, 1935 in Washington, DC to the late Grover C and Evelyn Claridge Woodard. Pat enjoyed volunteering at the Pines Senior Center and doing whatever she could for other people.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband Joseph S. Jacob, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Joe S Jacob, Jr., Rick A. Jacob, and John T. Jacob. Grandmother of Jeannette, JoAnn, Joseph, Samantha, Richie and John, she is also survived by eight Great Grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD from 2-4 and 6-8 PM where funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow in National Memorial Park, Laurel, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice or American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

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