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Banagan, JAmes Marshall
Birth: Thursday, April 09, 1931
Death: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: Monday, July 19, 2021
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James Marshall Banagan, 90, died on July 13, 2021. Known to many by his nickname, Jimmy, he was born in Palmer, Maryland on April 9, 1931. He was the son of the late George Marshall Banagan and Hilda Morris Banagan. He attended Holy Angels School and was a 1948 graduate of St. Mary's Academy. Jimmy joined the Coast Guard in November of 1954 and went in the Coast Guard Reserves in January 1955. He was employed by C & P Telephone Company from 1956 to 1976.

Jimmy married the love of his life, Dot, on September 29, 1956. In 1971, Jimmy and his wife, in partnership with Eddie and Patsy Bailey, opened B & B Maintenance of Maryland Inc. in Bushwood. When he and Dot retired in 1986 the business was passed on to the next generation when they turned it over to her niece Julie Buckler and nephew Greg Payne. Over the past 49 years, through hard work and dedication, the business has grown into the leading maintenance service provider in Southern Maryland.

Jimmy was an active member of his community and his contributions numerous. He worked at Holy Angels Church dinners, served on the St. Clements Hundred Osprey Gala Committee, 7th District Optimist Club 1st President, Charter President (1968), Lt. Governor (1969-1970), Optimist of the Year (1986) and Blessing of Fleet (Chairperson/Co-Chairperson). 50-year Charter member of 7th District Optimist Club (2018), Admiral of Chesapeake Bay (1975) Charter Member 7th District Fire Department (1948-1949), Judicial Nominating Committee (16 years) Judicial Nominating Committee Chairperson (four years), St. Mary's Agriculture & Seafood Commission (three years), Aquaculture Advisory Committee (three years), Treasurer, Commissioner William E. Bailey (2 terms), St. Mary's County Nursing Home Board (six years), St. Clements Island Board (14 years), St. Clements Hundred Osprey Gala (five years), appointed to Democratic Central Committee, American Legion Post #221 (50 years), Boy Scout Master (10 years), Sacred Heart Church Cemetery Committee, and Democrat of the Year 2005.

Jimmy and Dot were both distinguished alumnae of SMA and were recognized as pillars of the community by St. Mary's Ryken High School for their outstanding contributions to improve the quality of life in their community. Jimmy was active in Democratic politics. When Eddie Bailey ran for St. Mary's County Commissioner, Jimmy was his campaign treasurer. Eddie was elected to two terms and Jimmy enjoyed the down-home exposure to politics. Jimmy also served on Johnny Wood's fundraising committee for over thirty years. As a staunchly loyal democrat, he could be found working the polls faithfully. Jimmy was a man of the world with many interests and hobbies. There wasn't a subject you could bring up that he didn't have some knowledge about.

He loved to share stories of what he learned of other cultures on his travels. Antiques (That Oyster Can Collection was his pride and joy!) and collectibles including their history and why they are important, bird watching, taxidermy in his younger years, scouting and his role in founding the Sea Scouts, horticulture, and the history of the 7th District and Potomac River are just a few of the varied interests Jimmy enjoyed talking with other like-minded folks about. With his wealth of knowledge about so many topics, you were fortunate if you got seated by him at a dinner party. He was a great conversationalist! He traveled extensively throughout the United States and enjoyed his trips to Australia, China, Italy, Alaska, Africa, and Ireland.

Jimmy was predeceased by his wife of 50 years Dorothy Gass Banagan. Although he had no children of this own, Jimmy considered his nieces Jackie Payne Norris and Julie Payne Buckler his "Number Ones." The family is receiving friends on Monday, July 19, 2021 from 9:15 am to 10:30 am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, Maryland where Optimist Prayers will be said at 10:30 am. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bushwood, MD. Pallbearers will be Steven J. Bailey, William E. Bailey, Jr., J. Greg Payne, R. Christopher Gass, David B. Cullins, Jerry W. Cheseldyne. Honorary pallbearers will be 7th District Optimist Club.

Contributions may be made to St. Clements Hundred, P.O. Box 71, Colton's Point, MD 20626, and St. Mary's Ryken High School, 22600 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Reichard, Dorothy Elizabeth
Birth: Monday, August 04, 1941
Death: Monday, July 12, 2021 at the age of 79
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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Dorothy Elizabeth Reichard
Monday, August 4th, 1941 - Monday, July 12th, 2021

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 10:00am
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
23070 Maddox Road

Cooksey, Rebecca Summers
Birth: Friday, February 03, 1933
Residence: LaPlata, MD
Death: Friday, July 09, 2021 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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Rebecca Summers Cooksey (February 3, 1933 – July 9, 2021)

Rebecca Summers Cooksey, 88, of LaPlata, MD passed peacefully at Fenwick Landing Senior Care Community on the morning of July 9, 2021.

She was born Rebecca Turner Summers on February 3, 1933 in Hughesville, MD to Joseph Leon Summers, Sr. and L. Caroline Summers (Turner). She was raised on her family's farm in Hughesville, MD and graduated from LaPlata High School. On August 2, 1952, Rebecca married Dutton Cooksey, the love of her life, and together they lived, worked, and raised their two boys, Tommy and Bobby, on the Cooksey family farm in LaPlata, MD.

Rebecca enjoyed caring for her family, working, and preserving bounty from the garden. She loved to dance – if the Hayden Butler Band was playing, she and Dutton were there. She was also a lifetime member of Christ Church in LaPlata, MD. As her sons grew older, she entered the working world and was immensely proud of the contributions she made at the dental office of Dr. Blue and Dr. Wilhem, the Jarwood Clinic for Dr. Jarboe and Dr. Wooddy, and the Edward L. Sanders Insurance Agency from which she retired. Rebecca enjoyed antiques, yard sales, and telling the history behind each item that she acquired. Her husband, Thomas Dutton Cooksey, Sr., passed in 1983 and, after many years, she was married to John Thomas Parran in 2003.

Rebecca is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Dutton Cooksey, Sr.; husband, John Thomas Parran, Jr.; son, Robert Fairfax Cooksey; father, Joseph Leon Summers, Sr.; mother, L. Caroline Summers (Turner); brother, Joseph Leon Summers, Jr.; brother, Alton Jeremiah Summers; brother, George "Ned" Edward Summers; and sister, Mary Anna Shorter (Summers). She is survived by her son, Thomas Dutton Cooksey, Jr. (Pamela) and granddaughter Tamera Lynn Cooksey.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 11am-12pm, at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home located at 211 St. Mary's Ave., LaPlata, MD 20646. The funeral service will immediately follow and a private interment at Sacred Heart Church Cemetery located at 300 St. Mary's Ave, LaPlata, MD 20646. Pallbearers will be Jeff Summers, Troy Summers, Greg Cooksey, Wayne Hancock, David Hancock, and Archie Verdiglione.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to:

Humane Society of Charles County, P.O. Box 1015, Waldorf, MD 20604

Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901

Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Dr., Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102


Davis, Ann Bowling
Birth: Tuesday, December 20, 1932
Death: Monday, July 12, 2021 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Monday, July 19, 2021
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Ann Bowling Davis
December 20, 1932 ~ July 12, 2021

Ann B. Davis of La Plata, MD passed away on Monday July 12, 2021 . Born December 20,1932, to the late Victor and Evelyn Bowling. Predeceased by her husband, Elliott B. Davis; her daughter Evelyn A. Davis; her siblings Victor Bowling Jr. and Patricia Albrittain.

Survived by her daughter Bonnie Mindick. Grandchildren Kevin Davis, Kristin Quade and Ashley Wall. Great-grandchildren Kylie, Nick, Braylin and Camden, great-great grandson Kashton. Brother Samuel Bowling (Joan) and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Ann was passionate about her career as a realtor. Which led her to become the broker of her own company Davis Realty Inc.. From there, she successfully led her close-knit team for over 40 years. Her expertise and dedication created a faithful client base many of which became lifelong friends.

Her enthusiasm for hard work flowed into her community. She served as the president of the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors in 1986. Active on the Charles County fair board for many years, she served as president from 1992 -1997. She enjoyed traveling and could often be found with her close group of friends at her favorite casinos.

Ann was the matriarch of her family, always the go-to person for problem solving. She was the first to cheer you on and gave the most valuable life advice. She was beloved by many and will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends on Monday July 19, 2021 from 10 until service time at 11 AM at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home (LaPlata, MD)

Interment to follow at the Trinity Memorial Gardens (Waldorf, MD).

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charles County.

July 19, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Service immediately following.

Rotzell, Kathleen Fitzsimmons
Birth: Tuesday, March 02, 1948
Residence: California, MD
Death: Saturday, July 03, 2021 at the age of 73
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Kathleen "Kathy" Fitzsimmons Rotzell, 73 of California, MD, formerly of North Palm Beach, FL passed away on July 3, 2021 at her home with her husband by her side. She was born on March 2, 1948 in St. Louis, MO to Thomas Fitzsimmons and Mary Grace (Powers) Fitzsimmons.

Kathy graduated in 1966 from Hazelwood High School in MO. She later attended Florissant Community College in MO where she studied Accounting. She worked many different places but most notably for Ozark Airlines and Venture Department Stores, from which she "retired" to become a stay at home mother, which was her favorite job of all, until she became a grandma.

She married the love of her life, Timothy Clifford Rotzell on August 22, 1981 in St. Louis, MO. Kathy and her husband raised a daughter, Amanda, whom she loved dearly. She and her family loved to travel. Their most memorable trips were cruises and summer family vacations to many different destinations like Sarasota, Williamsburg, Gulf Shores, and Pigeon Forge. Family and friends were most important to her and she was, without a doubt, the caretaker and peacemaker of the family. When Amanda was in school, Kathy was the parent you would always find volunteering, involved with organizing field trips and running Girl Scout troops. As a grandma, she continued that tradition, remaining ever present, never missing a preschool graduation or a school performance.

She was an excellent cook and her specialties according to her grandsons were pumpkin pie, mac-n-cheese, chili, and layered rainbow jello. Her love of learning and reading was evident as she always had her Kindle in hand. She was skilled in the knowledge of random trivia facts; winning trivia contests, answering the most challenging questions on Jeopardy and finishing any puzzle on the Wheel of Fortune. Her newest passion was researching her family heritage, delving into online research and recently making exciting new discoveries of family connections from far in the past that she had not known.

Kathy will be remembered for her loving, compassionate, and outgoing personality and her ability to make friends with anyone no matter where their paths crossed. She was the life of the party with a presence that filled the room, a contagious laugh, and a wild story always on hand to share. She will forever be remembered and loved by all who knew her.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Timothy; her beloved daughter, Amanda Ramos and favorite son-in-law, Ricky Ramos of California, MD, and her grandchildren, Ricky, Jr. and Timmy, whom she loved to spoil rotten. She was preceded in death by her parents.

At this time services are private.

Condolences to the family may be made at

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

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