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|Thomas, David Michael
|David Michael Thomas, 54 of Prince Frederick, MD died at his home on Monday, September 27, 2010.|
Born on January 20, 1956 he was the son of the late Glenn Eugene Thomas and Phyllis Jean Stroup Thomas.
He is survived by one sister Kimberly Dillon of Pikesville, MD and a brother Steven Thomas of Valley Lee, MD.
Family will receive friends for David's Life Celebration at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Interment will private at a later date.
David's family request memorial donations in his memory to Hospice House c/o Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home.
|Hudson, Ruth Elizabeth
Birth: 1909-05-24 in Camden, New Jersey
|Ruth Elizabeth Hudson, 101, of La Plata, MD, died September 26, 2010, at Civista Medical Center, La Plata, MD.|
Mrs. Hudson was a homemaker all her life who enjoyed knitting, crocheting and sewing for others. She also enjoyed raising her chickens and selling her eggs to clients around La Plata. She loved her dogs, Lady, Tiny, Peter and Alex. Especially loved being with her family.
Born May 24, 1909, in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. Davis and the late Irene Gray.
Predeceased by her parents; husband, John Hurley Hudson; sister, Ethel.
Survived by her daughter, Ruth Virginia and her husband Ridgeley Cooksey of La Plata, MD; grandchildren, Susan Spaulding, Wendy Stanley, David and Glenn Cooksey. Also survived by seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 30, 2010, from 11AM until service time at 12 noon at Raymond Funeral Chapel, 5635 Washington Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646.
Rev. Mark Roberson will officiate.
Interment will be at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dentsville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 109,La Plata, MD 20646.
Arrangements provided by Raymond Funeral Service.
|Banz, Betty "Jean"
Birth: 1925-05-05 in Ashe County, North Carolina
|Betty “Jean” Banz, 85, of Lusby, MD passed away on September 26, 2010 at Solomons Nursing Center, Solomons, MD. She was born on May 5, 1925 in Ashe County, NC to the late Mattie Lee Harris Combs and Mason L. Perkins. |
She was the loving wife of John Henry Banz, Sr. whom she married on April 16, 1977. He preceded her in death on February 21, 1999.
Jean was a School Bus Driver for Baltimore County Schools and in 1977 moved from Baltimore County to the Chesapeake Ranch Estates where she worked at the security gate until 1988. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies Club, loved cooking, working her flower gardens and most of all spending time with her family.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings Pauline Martin, Josephine Darce, and Bill Perkins.
She is survived by her children, Clara Jewel Beatty and her husband Chester of Lusby, MD, Janice Lee Wiley and her husband Robert of Middle River, MD, John Francis Humphrey of San Antonio, TX, Judith Marie Siwinski and her husband Arthur of Reisterstown, MD, Jennifer Gail Mateycik and her husband Joseph of New Orleans, LA, and Jeffrey Wayne Humphrey of Baltimore, MD; siblings, Clay Perkins of Palm Bay, FL and Edna Latham of Honey Brook, PA; fifteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, and two great-great grandsons.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 30, 2010 from 2 ~ 4 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby, MD where a funeral service will be held at 4PM with Fr. Richard Gardiner officiating. Interment will be private.
Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.
|McPherson, William Kostka
Birth: 1956-02-13 in La Plata, Maryland
|William "Bill" Kostka McPherson, 54 of Waldorf, MD, died on September 26, 2010 at his residence.|
Born on February 13, 1956 in La Plata, MD, he was the son of Mary Anne Gruss and the late Charles Henry Adams McPherson, Jr. Bill worked as a Cook at several places, most recently, Chesapeake Seafood House. He enjoyed collecting and repairing things, loved Loretta Lynn.
In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his siblings, Margaret A. DeVore, of Huntingtown, MD Catherine L. Tornabene, of Harwood, MD Rebecca L. Long, of Aquacso, MD, Charles H. A. McPherson, III, of Hughesville, MD, and James M. McPherson residing out of state, 7 nephews, 6 nieces, and 6 grand nieces.
Proceeded in death by a sister, Ruth E. McPherson Chaney.
A Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622 where Services will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Charles Cty., PO Box 1703, La Plata, MD 20646 and/or AIDS Research Alliance, 1400 S. Grand Ave., Suite #701, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Arrangements provided by Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.
|Kerig, Leslie Marie
Birth: 1953-05-21 in Cumberland, Maryland
|Leslie Marie Kerig, 57, of Ridge, MD, died Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the St. Mary’s Hospice House from complications following surgery. Leslie was born in Cumberland, MD on May 21, 1953, the first child of Joseph D. and Ruth Lee Carter. |
She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, Leonardtown, MD, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD and received her Master’s Degree in history from Goddard College, VT with study focusing on the Vietnam War. Leslie married George Robert Kerig on September 6, 1976, in Our Lady’s Church, Leonardtown, MD. Her proudest achievement was her accomplished daughter Erin. George Robert and Leslie Kerig retired to Ridge, MD in 2005 after 30 years of residence in Alexandria, VA.
Leslie had a 25 year career with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington teaching at St. Thomas More Cathedral School and Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School. She taught pottery for several years at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center for the City of Alexandria, VA. In retirement, Leslie was a costumed interpreter for historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland.
Leslie is survived by her husband, George Robert Kerig of Ridge, MD, their daughter Erin M. Nielsen, her husband Ben and their three children Emma, Jake, and Abigail of Lorton, VA, her mother Ruth Lee Carter of Leonardtown, MD, and her sister Mary Karen Newstadt of Palmyra, PA, as well as brothers in law, sisters in law and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews located throughout the United States.
She is predeceased by her father, Joseph D. Carter, 1985.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 11:00-12:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home chapel with a Memorial Service at 12:00PM with Fr. Stephen Carter officiating.
Donations may be made in memory of Leslie Marie Kerig to the Ridge Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 456, Ridge, MD 20680 or Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Arrangements provided by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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