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Knott, Agnes Cecelia
Birth: Monday, January 09, 1956 in La Plata, Maryland
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the age of 60
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Agnes Cecelia Knott, 60, of Lexington Park, MD died on November 17, 2016 at MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, MD. She was surrounded by her beloved family. Agnes was the daughter of Agnes Elizabeth Cole-Knott and the late John Walter Knott. She was born on January 9, 1956 in La Plata, MD. Agnes loved helping people. Where ever she went she came with a smile. She was a very hard worker and would give the shirt off her back. She loved HSN, shopping.

Agnes is survived by her sons, Gerald Knott, LeRoy Hicks; daughter, LaTonya Knott; brothers, David J., Kenneth J., Louis J. Knott; sisters, Linda M. Knott, Shirley M. Knott, Marion L. Woodland, Mary C. Robinson, and nine wonderful grandchildren who she adored from the bottom of her heart.

Family will receive friends for Agnes's memorial service on Saturday November 26, 2016 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 20770 Seth Court Callaway, MD 20620 at 1p.m. Arrangements by Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home.

Edelen, William Keech, Jr.
Birth: Friday, September 06, 1968 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: White Plains, Maryland
Death: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the age of 48
Laid to Rest: Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Cemetery, Pomfret, Maryland
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William "Keech" Edelen Jr., 48, of White Plains, MD passed away on November 20, 2016. Keech was born on September 6, 1968 in Washington, D.C. to William Keech Edelen, Sr. and the late Janette Onetta Kitts Winters.

Keech enjoyed spending time with family, fishing, hunting, shooting, and oystering. He was a member of the MSSA, NRA and Potomac River Anglers. Keech was a Systems Administrator with Harris Corp at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.

Keech is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Denise Joann Edelen; children, Jessica (Mark) Buchanan, Heather (Brett) Edelen, William Keech Edelen, III and Courtney Edelen; grandchildren, Cole and Reed Buchanan; father, William Keech Edelen, Sr. and Joyce Edelen; sisters, Tiara (D'Ani) Edelen, Tina (Mark) Cannon, Terri (Wayne) Willett; sister-in-law, Debbie Reiter; nieces, Christina and Britney Cannon, Lorin, Sara, Darby and Zoe Willett; great niece, Lauren Cannon; nephews, Dustin (Brittany) Reiter and Cody Reiter.

Family will receive friends for Keech's Life Celebration Visitation on Friday, November, 25, 2016 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm with Prayers at 7pm at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 4590 St. Josephs Way, Pomfret, MD 20675 with Father Harry Stokes officiating. Interment will follow at the Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up to be used for his children at NRLFCU, make checks payable to the "Keech Edelen Memorial Fund". Arrangements by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.

Cowles, John Francis
Birth: Saturday, December 18, 1937 in Springfield, Massachusetts
Residence: Valley Lee, Maryland
Death: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the St. George’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Valley Lee, Maryland
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John Francis Cowles, 78, of Valley Lee, MD died peacefully in his sleep November 20, 2016 at Sagepoint Rehabilitation Center in LaPlata, MD. Born December 18, 1937 in Springfield, MA, he was the son of the late Wilbert and Ruth Cowles. Both parents died during his childhood so he was raised in Agawam, MA by his aunt and uncle, Ethel and Harry Cowles.

He graduated from Agawam High School in 1957 and joined the National Guard. In May 1959, he enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving 20 years as an in-flight avionics technician on a P3 Orion Crew. Tours of duty included Bermuda, Sicily, Iceland, Portugal and Spain. While active duty, John participated in Toastmasters and served as an Area Governor in Maine 1975 and 1976. He was stationed in Patuxent River, MD, Corpus Christi, TX, Memphis, TN, and finally Brunswick, ME where he retired June 5, 1979 as a Chief Petty Officer.

In 1979, he joined Tracor Systems Technologies which lead him to work on Navy submarines and ships as a civilian. Ironically, in his 20 year Navy career he never worked on a sea vessel. John retired from Tracor in June 2000 and enjoyed his retirement years running a flea market next to Linda's Café in Lexington Park, MD. He also worked part-time at the Mattress Center. John competed in many sports, including hockey, volleyball, bowling, golf, darts, and softball. John played softball on a senior league and was named Pitcher of the Year in 2007 and Sportsman of the Year in 1992.

John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Violet; his two daughters and their husbands, Julie Gillette (Glennon) of Fairbanks, AK and Danielle Kocinski (Michael) of Compton, MD; and his granddaughters, Nicolina Kocinski and Jada Gillette.

Family will receive friends for John's Life Celebration on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with Prayers at 7:00 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church, 19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. George's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 30, Valley Lee, MD 2069 and Second District Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1, Valley Lee, MD 20692. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.



Walls, Donald Douglas
Birth: Thursday, May 29, 1952 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: White Plains, Maryland
Death: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the age of 64
Laid to Rest: Thursday, December 01, 2016 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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Donald Douglas Walls, 64, of White Plains, MD died on November 17, 2016 at Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, VA. Donald was born on May 29, 1952 in Washington, DC to George N. Walls and the late Christa S. (Dörr) Walls.

Mr. Walls was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He was a baker at the original Walls Bakery in Waldorf, MD. After his parents retired from the bakery business he would travel to Gladys, VA to help his father who he called "Pops" on the Walls Family Farm. He was a past member of Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department and White Plains Moose Lodge.

In addition to his mother he is predeceased by four brothers; George Walls, Jr, David Walls, Steven Walls and John Walls and one nephew Michael Raydean Howard.

In addition to his father he is survived by one brother Robert Walls, Sr. (Martha), one sister Christine Walls, sister in-law Dorothy Walls, four nieces; Christy Walls, Selina Walls, Cynthia Walls and Teresa Walls, three nephews; Robert Walls, Jr., Michael Joseph Walls and Mark Walls, ten great nieces and nephews; Ashley Farrell, Dezaree Brown, Gerald Farrell, Taylor Reynolds, Tyler Farrell, James Crawford, Jr., Savannah Herbert, Khyl Perry, James Quade and Emily Walls and one great-great nephew Liam Farrell.

A visitation will be on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5-8PM at Raymond Funeral Service, 5635 Washington Ave, La Plata, MD 20646 where a service will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:30AM, Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. Arrangements by Raymond Funeral Service.


Mackey, William Francis, Sr.
Birth: Tuesday, August 25, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York
Residence: Nanjemoy, Maryland
Death: Monday, November 21, 2016 at the age of 74
Laid to Rest: in the Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Maryland
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William Francis Mackey Sr., 74, of Nanjemoy, MD and a former resident of Chesapeake Beach, MD passed away November 21, 2016 at Bridgepoint Hospital in Washington, DC. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 25, 1942 to James Patrick and Kathryn Viola (Kiernan) Mackey.

William was raised in Brooklyn, attending local schools. He married Virginia Carroll in Brooklyn on June 13, 1964. They resided in Chesapeake Beach since 1977. William was employed as a Conductor and Brakeman with Penn Central, Conrail and retired from Amtrak in 2002.

He moved to Nanjemoy in 2014. William attended St. Anthony's Church, was involved in the activities of his sons while growing up, and was an avid Washington Nationals fan. He enjoyed watching old movies, and was also a Railroad enthusiast. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his Yorkie JP.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Virginia "Ginny" Mackey and son James "Jimi" Mackey. Surviving are his sons William F. Mackey, Jr and Kevin J. Mackey and his wife Kara, all of Nanjemoy, MD; grandchildren Amanda, Kalen, and Konnor Mackey and Celenia Pennifill; Step daughter LaWanda A. Blanchard of Kinsale, VA; and sister Kathryn O'Neill and her husband Michael of NJ. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.

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