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James Orien Clouse

James Orien (Jim) Clouse, age 80, went home to rest in the care of his heavenly father on June 21, 2016 after a long and difficult battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Betty Wayne Bullington- Clouse, his parents, the late Oscar Roosevelt Clouse and Della Melissa LaFevre Clouse; brother, John Clouse, sister, Sandra Fay and an infant brother.
Jim is survived by a son, Michael, his sons Brian and Jeffrey, daughter Deborah Clouse-Varros, her daughters Kimberly and Melissa, and daughter Jennifer Whorral, her husband George, and their triplet daughters Leah, Katelyn and Megan. Jim is also survived by four sisters, Wilma and Roy Bush, Joyce and Larry Ladd, Sue and Larry Banks, and Jane and Rex Lusk; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles Clouse and Sally Hines, and Suzy Clouse; Brothers in Law William and Robert Bullington, sisters in law Brenda and Otis Everett, and Beverly and Gary McGee, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as a great great niece and a number of friends and loved ones, including Jan Deloriea, a dear friend and close companion.
Jim was born August 23, 1936 in Manchester, TN, to parents who instilled in their children the importance of education, resulting in each of them successfully completing college, with each of the seven children helping the next until all graduated. Jim played basketball and the trumpet in high school, then continued his education at Middle Tennessee State University, graduating with a degree in mathematics.
Jim started his career as a computer programmer at Arnold Air Force Center in Tullahoma, TN. He next went to work for General Electric at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, where German post war rocket scientists were working. This later became NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and was the primary site for space launch vehicle design into the 1960s. His assignments at GE also took him to Florida briefly, where he worked on the Saturn Rocket programs at Cape Canaveral. Eventually James and Betty moved to Gaithersburg, MD to advance his career. Through acquisitions and changes in the industry, James ended his career at Honeywell Inc., retiring as a senior VP. He approached his work tenaciously and conscientiously, traits that served him well throughout his life.
Jim was famously stubborn and frugal, but generous when a family member was in need. He is remembered and admired by his children, with fond memories of wonderful times spent together. His grandchildren remember what a great storyteller "PopPops" or "Pops" was, with one of their favorites being "the panther story ".
The family will receive friends on Friday June 24 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday June 25 at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd., Poolesville, MD. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, MD.
It is with a heavy heart we say goodbye and rest well.





Sherry A. Hauser

Sherry Ann Hauser, 69, of Silver Spring, MD, died on June 16, 2016 surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her loving husband, Paul E. Hauser, her children James Bruthers (Laurine), Michelle Kennedy (Mike), Christopher Bruthers (Brooke), her stepchildren Mark Hauser (Jeanne), Gregory Hauser (Terri), Douglas Hauser (Kimberly), her brother George Smith (Sheri), and 8 grandchildren.
Born in Niagara Falls, New York, on October 30, 1946, she is the daughter of Virginio Anthony Erti and the late Anna Irene Smith.
A former longtime resident of Willingboro, NJ, she retired from Harrington Robb and relocated to Silver Spring, MD in 2012 to be near her children and grandchildren.
Sherry was a member of her local Kiwanis Club and on the Board of Directors of Mutual 10 at Leisure World. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life and she greatly touched many lives.
The family is receiving friends from 5-8 pm on June 22, 2016 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 23, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Visitation Parish, 14139 Seneca Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874. Interment will follow at All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Capital Area Food Bank




Sarah E. Allnutt

Sarah E. Allnutt, 89, of Lisbon, MD, died on June 15, 2016.
She was the wife of the late Ernest Upton Allnutt.
Born in Dickerson, MD, on May 27, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Baker and Beulah Nichols Howard.
Surviving are her children, Beulah Mae Duker of VA, Frances Esworthy of Lisbon, Ernest Allnutt, Jr. of NC, Elsie Carter of Damascus, MD, Mary Lou Hallford of GA, Donna Marie Anderson of KS; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sally Ann Downs, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday June 20 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Rd., Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (gilchristhospice.org)




Ernest A. Gravley

Ernest A. Gravley, 67, of Dickerson, MD, died on June 13, 2016.
Born on June 25, 1948, in Maryland, he was the son of the late Hosley and Clarice Whisman Gravley.
Surviving are two children, Tina Knott and husband Kenny of Keymar, MD, Bobby Stoian and wife Christy of Brunswick, MD; three sisters, Edith Fowler of Dickerson, Martha Sexton of West Virginia, Stella Nunemaker of Thurmont, MD and three grandchildren, Tyler Knott, Meranda and Corinne Stoian. He is also survived by his former wife, Barbara Cullum.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday June 18 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (cancer.org)




Frederick S. H. Tolbert

Frederick Tolbert died suddenly on June 10, 2016. Fred was a tenderhearted, giving man who loved his family; wife, Nancy Tolbert, daughter, Eryn Tolbert, and faithful canine friend, Andee. He is preceded in death by his parents: Ret. Col. Samuel Harold Tolbert, USAF and Elizabeth Hays Tolbert, former Mayor of Barnesville, MD. He is survived by his siblings; Dr. Eleanor Tolbert Lawrence, Mr. Richard L. Tolbert, and Mr. John C. Tolbert. He is also survived by a large extended family and many close friends. Fred attended Randolph Macon Academy where he was recognized as a gifted athlete in football and soccer and Campbell College on a full soccer scholarship. He was passionate about music, the outdoors, the Democratic political party and sports of all kinds. He was a member of Mother Seton Catholic Parish. This world has truly lost a kind and gentle soul in his passing. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, June 16, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) Barnesville, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, June 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville. A private inurnment will be held at a later date for the family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to CALMRA, Inc. 5020 Sunnyside Ave., Ste 206, Beltsville, MD 20705 or at WWW.CALMRA.ORG




Concetta Rosina Caldwell

Concetta Rosina Caldwell, 68, of Frederick, MD, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016.
She is survived by her daughter Carter Caldwell and a son Charles Caldwell both of Frederick, MD; one brother Anthony Lopresti (Kathy) of Lovettsville, VA; one sister, Toni Nashwinter (Bill) of Weems, VA, and one grandson Kody Caldwell of Florida.
Concetta is preceded in death by her loving husband Gary Caldwell, her parents, Anthony and Rosina Lopresti and one brother Thomas Lopresti.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.




Jacob Tyler Dennis

Jacob Tyler Dennis, 17, of Boyds, MD, died on June 7, 2016, in a tragic car accident.
Born on December 29, 1998, in Silver Spring, MD; he was the son of Charles and Trina Dennis and brother to Cody Dennis.
Surviving are his grandparents, Dennis and Debbie Fling of Boyds and Sherry Wertz of Hagerstown; uncles Dennis Fling, Jr. and William Dennis along with numerous cousins. John Griffith, Kittie Mattox and their children also held a special place in Jacob's heart.
Jacob was a varsity football player for Clarksburg High School. He spent his summers as a lifeguard and loved to Jet Ski in his free time. He owned a truck which was his pride and joy and lived every moment to the fullest. Jacob lived his life with a focus on Faith, Family, Friends, and Football.
Family will be receiving friends from 9-11 AM at Cedarbrook Community Church (23700 Stringtown Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871) on Saturday, June 11, 2016 where services will follow at 11:00 AM.
Interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery (11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876).
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (parkinsonfoundation.org).

Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home.



Ted Rian Orwig

Ted Rian Orwig, age 65, died of congestive heart failure on June 4, 2016 at the University Of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore Maryland.
Ted Rian Orwig was a great family man and a loving father. He is survived by his spouse Sarah "Fran" Hutson, of 25 years; his son Rian T. Orwig (Cheryl) of West Virgina, Daughter Jeannine Orwig-Moore (Kelly) of Frederick Maryland, Step Daughters Rochelle Bell (Steve) of Ijamsville Maryland; Becky Sappington of Jefferson Maryland; and Step son Tim Heck of Frederick Maryland. He is further survived by his 5 grandchildren, Rian James "RJ" Orwig, Eric Bell, Andrew Sappington, Michael Sappington, and Matthew Sappington.
Born on February 20th 1951 in Hanover Pennsylvania, Ted was the son of Themla Lindamen, and brother to Thomas Orwig, and Carol Lindamen.
He graduated from Rockville High School. Joining the US Army in 1969 to serve his country; Ted served 3 years as an Armor Crewman SP5 serving in Vietnam, and stationed in Korea and Germany as an Armor USAREUR. He was also awarded the following decorations during his service: National Defense Service Medal, Expert M16-M14, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Army Commendation Medal.
Ted was an active man who enjoyed family, friends, the outdoors and fishing. His family and friends will always remember him as a GREAT man, with a caring heart, and a person who was always ready with a joke and a smile to brighten your day.
A family Celebration of Life is scheduled for Ted Rian Orwig on June 11, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at Hilton Funeral Home (22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838).


Philip N. Dix

Philip N. Dix, 73, of Gaithersburg, died on June 7, 2016.
He was the loving husband of Carole L. Maple-Dix.
Born on September 16, 1942, in Sayre, PA, he was the son of the late Jesse H. and Helen (Bidlack) Dix.
Phil served his country in the United States Navy.
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Elizabeth Houser (Michael), Jeffery Dix (Bettsie), Stephanie Dix (Spencer Pines), Alexandra Dix, McKenzie Dehaut (Steven); four sisters, Phyllis Mullen, Patricia Wells, Mary Murphy, Nancy Cole; one brother, Tom Dix; eight grandchildren, Nicholas Sharpe, Rachel Berline, Jennifer (Kansas) Sharp, Philip Dix, Meaghan Dix, Nathaniel Pines, Jared Pines, Carter Philip Dehaut; six great grandchildren, Madelyn Berline, Fiona Sharp, Ryleigh Sharp, David Berline, Jolene Sharpe and Van Sharpe (coming this month).
Phil was also survived by his beloved pets, Helen, Elanor and Lil.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan K. Dix.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday June 11 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Laytonsville Methodist Church Cemetery, Laytonsville.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org) or the American Heart Association (heart.org).




Thomas G. King

Thomas G King of Darnestown, MD, died peacefully Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, at his home, after a 5 year battle with brain cancer.
Tom will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 50 years Nannette, daughter and son in law, Patrice and Scott Brickman of Potomac, his son Joel King and his fiancé Gretchen Ryan of Dickerson, and grandchildren Anna, Leah, Kenna and Lane Brickman, and Adeline, Amelia, and Ariana King. Tom is survived by his brother John King of New Market, and many nieces, nephews, family and loving friends.
Tom grew up on a farm in Gaithersburg, with his parents Harrison and Gladys King, his siblings Augusta Mae Wayne and John King and his grandparents. He attended Gaithersburg High School where he wrestled and won the state championship. He graduated from University of Maryland with a BS in Accounting and was an active member of the ATO fraternity. He went on to work for Deloitte Touche in Washington, DC where he became a partner. After his retirement at Deloitte he founded King Financial Inc. with expertise in mergers, acquisitions and ESOPs, and authored the book ESOP Forever. As a hobby Tom owned two farms, and managed Kings Creek Farm a successful hay business in Montgomery County.
Tom was an active member of the Montgomery County 4H All Stars, Montgomery County 4H Leader and lifetime Montgomery County Fair Member, Upper Montgomery County Farmers Club, Professional Service Council Treasurer, National Association of Corporate Directors, ESOP Association, AICPA, Maryland Association of CPA's, and a member of the St Rose of Lima Parish.
A service will be held at 11am Friday, June 10th at St Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg. Visitation will begin at 10am.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions can be made to Montgomery County EAC tagged 4H in memory of Thomas King, 18410 Muncaster Road Derwood, Maryland 20855 or the Parish of St Rose of Lima, 11701 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.





Glen Johnston Pearcy

Glen J. Pearcy of Barnesville, MD passed away surrounded by his family on May 31, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on July 7, 1944 in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Johnston L. and Betty L. (Bohannon) Pearcy. He was the loving husband of Susan D. Pearcy for 50 years. Also survived by son Noah J. Pearcy (Mindy Peters), daughter Rebecca D. Pearcy (Tony Tapay); two brothers, George B. Pearcy (Dona Pearcy), John S. Pearcy (Cathy Pearcy), and three grandsons, Johnston, Mitchell, and Zoltan.
Glen was raised in St. Louis, MO and attended public schools. He graduated from Harvard University cum laude in philosophy in 1966, followed by a M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary in NYC. He was ordained by the United Church of Christ in 1970, and was called to work for social justice in the Civil Rights Movement in SW GA and with Cesar Chavez of the United Farmworkers Union in CA. He had a distinguished career as a filmmaker, including an Academy Award nomination. His work focused on social justice issues, labor rights, and progressive politics. Glen enjoyed fly fishing and whitewater kayaking. A seeker of truth, Glen was an active member at his church and enjoyed examining scripture.
Glen was a beloved member of his extended family & friends, known for his hearty laugh, integrity, generous spirit, and love of beautiful light. A service for Glen will be held at 2 pm on Sat. July 2 at the Seneca Valley United Church of Christ, 13421 Clopper Rd, Germantown, MD.
Donations may be made to cholangiocarcinoma.org, habitat.org, uccsenecavalley.org or doctorswithoutborders.org.





Edythe Orme Rotruck

Edythe Orme Rotruck, 94, of Mt. Airy, MD, died on May 30, 2016, at the Angel's Touch Assisted Living in Friendship, MD.
She was the wife of the late Gerald M. Rotruck.
Born on October 28, 1921, in Barnesville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Bosley) Orme.
Surviving are her children, Jacquelyn Reber Martin and husband Leonard of Mt. Airy, Wm. Michael Reber and wife Rose of PA,; one stepson, Robert Rotruck and wife Barbara of CO; two sisters, Mary Louise (Johnnie) Crown and husband Tom of Gaithersburg, MD, Lorraine Koonce and husband Henry of WV; three grandchildren, Michelle Eifert of Gaithersburg, Cynthia Kluth and husband Chris of Mt. Airy, Yvonne Hildebrand and husband Steven of VA and three great grandchildren.
Edythe was preceded in death by one stepson, Russell Rotruck and one brother, Charles L. Orme.
Services are private. A memorial services will be scheduled at a late date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Angel's Touch, Inc., P.O. Box 127, West Friendship, MD 21794.




John W. Palmieri

John W. Palmieri, 77, of Rockville, MD, died on May 29, 2016.
Friends will be received on Thursday June 2 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association (heart.org)




Burley R. Colburn, Jr.

Burley Rouis Colburn, Jr., ag 69, of Poolesville, Maryland (formerly of Russellville), passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown, Maryland. Rouis played football and graduated from Russellville High School in 1967. He was a member of the Russellville Church of Christ. He loved motorcycle racing, fishing, and hunting. He loved his four-legged babies, Bandit, Jack, and Peanut very much. He was a member of the medical care staff for United States ISDE teams for off road racers in over-seas competitions. His job allowed him to travel to Australia, Poland, Holland, France, Austria, Belgium, and Czech Republic. The visitation will 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 03, 2016 at Spry Memorial Chapel in Russellville, AL. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 04, 2016 at Spry Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Franklin Memory Gardens. He is survived by wife, Nona Lee Treadway Colburn of Poolesville, MD; brother, Ronald Colburn (wife, Wanda); sister, Cynthia Colburn Johnson (husband, Kenny), both of Russellville, AL; nieces & nephews, Daniel Colburn, Emily Colburn, Courtney Johnson, and Jenny Johnson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley Rouis Colburn, Sr. and Evelyn Daphine Bendall Colburn.




Mark P. Miller

Mark P. Miller, 49, of Poolesville, MD, died on May 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by family.
He was the loving and devoted husband of Julie A. Miller.
Born on April 6, 1967, in Washington, DC, he was the son of Mary E. (McCauley) Miller and the late Joseph A. Miller.
Surviving besides his wife and mother are his children, Chris Miller of Hagerstown, MD, Chuck, Brad and Gina Miller all of Poolesville; three brothers, Danny, Tony and Mike Miller and one sister, Susan Miller.
Mark was actively involved in the Poolesville High School Swim and Dive Team serving as a parent representative and in the Poolesville Piranhas Summer Swim team.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday May 28, 2016, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD. Please dress casual. Mark was a huge fan of the band Rush and Star Wars, so if you have a Rush shirt, or Star Wars shirt please wear them.
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20906. A reception at the family home will follow the grave site ceremony. Their home address is 19204 Hempstone Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Bradley and Gina's college fund.


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