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Prater, Michael L.
Birth: Sunday, July 09, 1939
Death: Tuesday, September 07, 2021 at the age of 82
Laid to Rest: Friday, September 24, 2021
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On Tuesday September 7th, Michael L. Prater, a loving husband and father of two children, Sherri and Susan, passed away at age 82.

Mike was born on July 9th 1939 in Annapolis Maryland to Miriam and Russell Prater. He served as a Medic in the U.S Air Force for four years and later worked as a Foreman for Verizon Telephone Company for 33 years. On July 14th 1962 he married Myron Kalka. Together, they raised two daughters Sherri and Susan.

Mike had a zest for life and made sure to go on as many adventures as possible. From traveling the world, scuba diving, parasailing, dancing, working on movie sets, and fixing Ford V8 cars; he always made sure to take advantage of everything life had to offer. He was known for his lively sense of humor, innate storytelling, infectious smile, and his kind and warm hearted spirit. Mike never knew a stranger.

He is survived by his wife Myron, his children Sherri and Susan, his granddaughter Emali, his grandson Nathan, and several friends.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held Friday September 24th at 1:45pm at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer society.

Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at

All Arrangements have been made at Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD.

Dexter, Earl James, Jr.
Birth: Tuesday, March 11, 1941
Death: Friday, September 03, 2021 at the age of 80
Laid to Rest: Saturday, September 18, 2021
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Earl James Dexter,Jr.
March 11th, 1941 - September 3rd, 2021

Friday, September 17th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home
41590 Fenwick Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 11:00am
Officiating: Father Ray Schmidt
St. John's Catholic Church
43927 St. John's Road
Hollywood, MD 20636

Badmann, Krystal Lynn
Birth: Wednesday, November 19, 1986
Residence: Callaway, MD
Death: Friday, September 03, 2021 at the age of 34
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Krystal Lynn Badmann, "Krys",34, of Callaway, MD, formerly of Northern California, passed away on September 3, 2021 in Callaway, MD. She was born on November 19, 1986 in Greenbrae, CA and was the loving daughter of Earindil K. Perkes of Valley Lee, MD. Krys was the loving wife of Ralph G. Badmann, whom she married on February 16, 2013 in Camp Pendelton, San Diego, CA. Krys is survived by her daughter Makayla Badmann of Callaway, MD, along with her siblings Chad Marshall of Lusby, MD, Mallory Perkes of Valley Lee, MD, Sarah Perkes and Andrew Perkes, both of Sedro-Woolley, WA.

She graduated from Springville High School in 2003. Krys joined the United Sates Marine Corp for eight years. She was stationed at Okinawa, Camp Pendelton, and deployed to Iraq in 2007.

Krys moved to St. Mary's County, MD in October 2013. In 2018, she earned a Bachelor of Science Investigative Forensics Degree from the University of Maryland. She was a Security Specialist for the Department of Navy- HX-21.

Krys volunteered by fostering dogs through SMAWL (St. Mary's County Animal Welfare League), and volunteered taking care of horses. She was enjoyed scuba diving, paddle boarding and watching the Philadelphia Eales.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where a funeral service will be held at 6:00 PM with Rev. Jeff Roberts officiating. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SMAWL(St. Mary's County Animal Welfare League).

Lawrence, Mary Barbara
Birth: Thursday, March 09, 1933
Residence: Leonardtown, MD
Death: Tuesday, September 07, 2021 at the age of 88
Laid to Rest: Monday, September 20, 2021
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Mary Barbara Cecil Lawrence, 88 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on September 7, 2021 at The Hermitage Assisted Living Center in Solomons, MD. Born on March 9, 1933 in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Francis Geroe Cecil and Alma Marie Raley.

Barbara was a lifelong resident of Leonardtown. On October 2, 1954 she married the love of her life, Edward Clyde Lawrence. Together, they celebrated 59 wonderful years of marriage before his passing in November 2013. Barbara loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was a happy person who loved living in Leonardtown. Barbara loved to dance and she danced until her last days.

Barbara is survived by her children, Susan Dyer (Joseph) and Sharon Cox of Leonardtown, MD; Gregory Lawrence (Zawmi) of Harpers Ferry, WV; Nancy Smith (Leon) of Spotsylvania, VA; and John Lawrence (Erin) of Owings, MD; her grandchildren, Matthew Keen, Kathleen Schwarzwalder (Benjamin), Rebecca Cox, Samantha Lawrence (Devon), Ashley Lawrence, Monica Lawrence, Jessica Smith (Benjamin), Kristen Scimeca (Jonathan), Kelly Smith, Grady Lawrence, Benjamin Lawrence and Jonathan Lawrence; her great grandchild Lawrence Oster-Smith, and extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and beloved husband, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Peggy Cecil Hall and brothers, Francis Cecil and Walter Cecil; her son Glenn Lawrence and her granddaughter Kimberly Cox.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. with Father David Beaubien officiating. Interment will be private. Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Dyer, Leon Smith, Grady Lawrence, Benjamin Schwarzwalder, Benjamin Oster, and Jonathan Scimeca.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, P. O. Box 310, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Condolences may be made to the family at Arrangements by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. & Crematory, Leonardtown, MD.

Somerville, George Mitchell, Sr.
Birth: Saturday, December 04, 1926
Death: Friday, September 03, 2021 at the age of 94
Laid to Rest: Thursday, September 16, 2021
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George Mitchell Somerville, Sr. departed this life on Friday, September 3, 2021. Named George Mitchell Tuner at birth, George Sr. was born on December 4, 1926 to the late Sarah Elizabeth Turner and Mitchell Somerville, both of Hollywood, MD.

A bright, somewhat mischievous child, he showed an interest and aptitude for building things at an early age. At the early age of 10, he was building a birdhouse one early Sunday morning and was disciplined for working on the "Lord's Day".

After attending school, and at the age of 16 years old, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a medic and ambulance driver (he could still remember his ambulance number many years later – Ambulance No. 7) in World War II.

During a break after the war, he returned to St. Mary's County and worked at the local hospital, where he met Mary Ruth Neale. Upon his return stateside, George Sr. and Mary Ruth were married on October 12, 1957 and remained together for more than 50 years until her death.

A true Renaissance man, George Sr. had a keen interest in cars, was a decent mechanic, and a racing car enthusiast, spending many weekends working on his cars and at various auto races. He had a restored 1974 Ford Ranchero that he often took to local and regional car shows and county fairs, winning multiple trophies (70+), and driving it in military parades. He also enjoyed fishing, building, and hunting – all skills he learned from his great-grandfather and grandfather, who, in addition to being a commercial fisherman, was a boat builder and a furniture maker. He enjoyed music – was a decent guitar player, and he loved dancing – would often refer to himself as "the dancing man", and could often be found on the dance floor at parties and family reunions.

In addition to his military service, George Sr. was a person who always had multiple streams of income and jobs, often two (or more) at any given time. He had a strong work ethic (often referred to himself as a 'workaholic'), liked nice things, and wasn't afraid to work for them, and worked until well into his 80s. He worked at a number of jobs and fields, including working at the local hospital, in construction – teaching himself to run every piece of equipment on-site, and eventually becoming a heavy-duty equipment and tower crane operator, as a part-time gas station and a laundry-mat attendant, and movie theater projectionist, and an ice and a fuel oil, auto parts, gravel and earth deliveryman, amongst others.

George Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, the late Sarah Turner and the late Mitchell Somerville; his great-aunt, Agnes 'Marie' Turner Young; his brother, the late Clarence Turner Evans; and his three first cousins with whom he was raised – the late Roberta Turner Clark, the late Richard (Dick) Fenwick, and the late Joseph Clark.

George Sr. is survived by his stepson, Roy S. Chesley I (Jacklyn); daughters Joyce A. White (Richard); Deborah Khavkin; Barbara Somerville Hasty (William); George Somerville, Jr.; and Clarence Somerville. His grandchildren, Dr. Michelle Buchanan (Herb), Robin Bowman, Roy Chesley II (Juanita), Dante Chesley (Jerri), Shanay Overton (Anthony), and Ian Somerville, Danielle Fenwick, and Jeremy Clayton; sister-in-laws Helen Hebb (William), Gertrude Veronica Carter, and Theresa Collins (James); his nieces Anna Fenwick Taylor (Joseph), Marsha Blackwell, and Deborah Clark, as well as a host of other nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and extended family and close family friends.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy, correspondence, and donations may be forwarded to the family to: c/o George M. Somerville, Sr., P.O. Box 54, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Contributions in his memory can also be made to the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, Lexington Park, MD, as well as the Casey House – Montgomery County Hospice, Rockville, MD location.

A public viewing will be held at the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 9:00 A.M.– 10:30 A.M. At the family's request, masks/face coverings will be required. Interment will be private.

Condolences may be made to the family at Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, P.A. & Crematory, Leonardtown, MD.

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