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Tolbert, 88, of Barnesville, MD died on February 17, 2014.
She was the wife of the late Air Force Retired Colonel Samuel Harold
Tolbert. Born on December 5, 1925 she was the daughter of the late
Frederick and Eleanor (Ray) Hays.
Former Mayor of Barnesville, MD for three decades and past President
of the Maryland Municipal League. Lib leaves a legacy of understanding
people, policies, and politics. She is survived by her children;
daughter Dr. Eleanor Lawrence and spouse Gary Mervak, sons Fred
Sprigg Hays Tolbert and spouse Nancy Tolbert, Richard Leonard Tolbert,
John Carlton Tolbert; grandchildren, Eryn Elizabeth Tolbert, Sarah
Mervak Olsen, David Mervak and great granddaughters Alexa and Adriana
Lib is also survived by her only sister, Mary White Lok and spouse
Fred, and her devoted and beloved care provider Malita Nakayemb.
Family will be receiving friends on Friday February 28 from 1:00-4:00
pm and 6:00-8:00pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville
Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am on Saturday March
1 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville,
Inurnment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: CALMRA, Inc. (a community
based residential provider of homes and services to adults with
cognitive disabilities), 5020 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite 206, Beltsville,
James E. Johns,
73, of Fairfield, PA, on February 12, 2014.
Husband of the late Patricia Shaw Johns, stepfather of Timothy Shaw,
Traci Gravely, Richard Shaw, grandfather of 7 and great grandfather
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday February 19 from
6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109),
Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held
on Thursday February 20 at 11 am.
Interment will follow in Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, MD.
W. Rachel, Sr.
Rachel, Sr., 72, of Palmetto, FL, formerly of Dickerson, MD passed
away on February 12, 2014 at the home of his daughter in Waynesboro,
Born September 7, 1941 he was the husband of Sandra Jo Rachel for
53 years. He was the son of the late Russell and Gladys Rachel.
He will be greatly missed by his dog Angel.
Besides his wife he is survived by 4 children Russell Rachel Jr.
(Christen), Lisa Rachel and fiancé Glen Shew, Michaelann
Day (Rick), Christopher Rachel and fiancé Karen Lemaster;
eleven grandchildren, David Pike, Charles Boxall, Jessica Rachel,
Courtney Rachel, James Boxall, Ricky Day Jr., Douglas Rachel, Veronica
Rachel, Olivia Shew, Micki Shew and R.T. Lemaster; 7 great grandchildren,
Jayce, Lucas, C.J., Parker, Emma, Baily and Bradon; 2 sisters, Anna
Jane Poole of Frederick, MD and Louise Bodmer of Ijamsville, MD
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Russell retired from the National Institute of Health after 32 years
of service. He worked part time for the Dickerson Market and Selbys
Market as a meat cutter. In Florida he had his own lawn mowing business.
In his spare time he loved hunting, fishing, gardening, camping
and spending time with family and friends.
We would like to thank his caregivers Ranetta, Debbie, Melissa,
Norma, Pat and Trudy of the Lutheran Home Care and Hospice. A special
thanks to the ladies of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
for our beautiful prayer shawls.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, February 17, from
6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville,
MD, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 18
at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made the Lutheran Home Care
and Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202 or Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 240, Rouzerville, PA 17250
Bliss, 87, of Poolesville, Maryland, passed away on February 11,
2014, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Born in Washington DC,
he was the son of the late Francis O'Donovan Bliss and Dorothy Cole
Bliss. Bill served in the U.S. Navy, and was an active member of
the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department for almost
61 years. He owned and operated Poolesville Supply Co., Inc. for
30 years, was a Nationwide Insurance agent and served as president
of Banner Glass Co., Inc.
Bill was a boating enthusiast and loved spending time fishing and
crabbing at his second home in Grasonville, MD. He spent many years
playing softball for the UMCVFD.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis O. Bliss, Jr.
Bill is survived by his wife of more than 62 years, Janet Painter
Bliss, and their four children, Robby Bliss (Theresa), Janell Bliss,
Bonnie Golian (Ed) and Julie Thomas, as well as eight grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 pm on Sunday, February
16, 2014 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville,
MD 20838. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday February
17, 2014, at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821
Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837. Interment will follow at Monocacy
Cemetery, in Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Upper Montgomery County
Volunteer Fire Department Inc., 19801 Beallsville Rd. Beallsville,
"Lewis" Brooks, Sr.
Brooks Sr., 74 of Poolesville, MD, peacefully passed away Tuesday,
February 11, 2014 surrounded and loved by his family. Born December
26, 1939, he was the son of the late James Evan and Anna Mary (Titus)
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Becky Brooks,
son Jody Brooks, and two brothers Jimmy and Jack Brooks.
Surviving besides his girlfriend Janis Strippy are his children,
Bobby Brooks and wife, Debbie, Jeff Brooks and wife, Alice, Darren
Brooks and girlfriend Madison; eight grandchildren, Michael Szalay-Brooks,
Alexandra Szalay-Brooks, Christopher Szalay-Brooks, Robert Brooks
Ill, Ryan Brooks, Jared Brooks, Gabriella Brooks, Zachary Brooks;
one great granddaughter Zoey Sneed; two sisters Helen Brooks and
Joyce Nusbaum; and two brothers Donald and Raymond Brooks.
Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 15, from
9:00-10:45 AM at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin
Rd, Poolesville. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 AM. Internment
in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior
John M. Clark,
69, of Germantown, died on January 31, 2014.
He was the husband of Leslie Clark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Thursday
February 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd.,
Interment will follow in Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery, Owings
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice (montgomeryhospice.org)
Anderson, 81, of Gaithersburg, MD, was born in Bethesda, MD on May
27, 1932 and was called home to the arms of Jesus on January 17,
2014 after a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Mary Potter Anderson, the first public
health nurse in Montgomery County and the late Otto Watson Anderson,
the first Montgomery County Farm Agent.
He graduated from Gaithersburg High School and later from the University
of Maryland. During his service in the Army, Bill was stationed
in Germany for 3 years. After an honorable discharge in 1957 he
began several entrepreneurships including Anderson & Kelly,
located in Boyds, MD. Bill ran for the Montgomery County Council
and the House of Delegates. As an active member in the community,
Bill participated in the Farmers Club, The Farm Bureau, serving
as president for 5 years, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair,
the Monocacy Lion's Club, the Tax Payers League and a former president
of the Lion's Club Eye Bank. He participated in many land use and
agriculture committees and served on several bank boards. He obtained
his pilots license around the age of 60 and enjoyed aviation.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Sue S.
Anderson; his three children, Pamela and husband Ron Spadin of Poolesville,
MD and their son Gavin and his wife Kathryn, daughter Mary Lu and
husband Christopher Jones of Barnesville, MD and their 4 children,
Emily and her husband Andrew Cuga, Marjory, Logan and Meredith,
son Otto Anderson and his wife Kristy of NC and their 3 children
Ava, Sophia and Farrah.
Bill also leaves two sisters, Sally Hitchcock and husband Bill and
Grace Beacham and husband Bob.
The family will receive friends in honor of Bill's wonderful life
on Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Hilton Funeral
Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) Barnesville (hiltonfh.com).
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday January 22,
2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
A reception will follow.
Internment will be private in Forest Oak Cemetery, Gaithersburg.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bill's name to the American
Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).
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