Steven Neil Seger
1961-2022

Steven Neil Seger, 60, of Poolesville, MD, passed on April 1, 2022, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD.

He was the loving husband of Julie Seger.

Born on September 29, 1961, in Bethesda, MD, he was the son of the late Benson Edward and Henrietta Mae (Hall) Seger.

Steve proudly served his country in the Army’s 82nd airborne with combat in Grenada.

He was an avid outdoorsman and loved both hunting and fishing.  He enjoyed woodworking and was a professional cabinetmaker.  Steve loved time on his boat and loved the water, whether it was a lake, river or the ocean.  He loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are two children; Hayley Doane, Chase Seger, three step-children; Joy Moore, Bri and Tyler Giarratano, two sisters; Sherry Seger of Hagerstown, MD, Anna Ellis of Inwood, WV, one brother-in-law, John Wishard of Hagerstown, and four grandchildren; Donovan and Carson Seger, Alexander and Theo Moore

Steve was preceded in death by two brothers; Hank and Gary Seger.

A Memorial Service celebrating Steve’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, April 30, at the Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837.  Pastor Tim Dowell will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association (lung.org).

Arrangements handled by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).

Nan Alexander Ransom
1928-2022

Nan Alexander Ransom, 93, of Rockville, MD, died on Tuesday April 5, 2022.

She was the wife of the late Edwin A. Ransom.  They were married for 51 years.

Born on December 6, 1928, in Houston, TX, she was the daughter of the late George M. and Elizabeth K. (Gordon) Alexander.

As a child she remembered helping her grandmother, Mary Gordon, to hand out food from their kitchen door to those in need during the Great Depression.

Nan received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Houston.  She taught for several years in Texas and was known for beautiful flowing cursive writing.

Nan later moved with her husband Edwin to Wilmington, DE, after their marriage in 1954.

A dedicated community volunteer and advocate, especially for Delaware public schools, she traveled several times to meet with her Senators in Washington, DC. Nan volunteered many years in the office of Brandywine High School. She loved helping people in need through Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, DE.

She was an avid bridge club member playing regularly with friends for many years. “Sometimes the cards are in your favor.”

Nan was a talented cook and competitive flower arranger.

She enjoyed living at Ingleside at King Farm Retirement Community in Rockville for the last several years to be close to family and made many wonderful new friends there.

Nan is survived by her three children; Robert Ransom of Cold Spring, NY, Margaret Ogden and husband Eddie of North Canton, OH, David Ransom and wife Tracy of Poolesville, MD and six grandchildren; April Ransom of Cold Spring, NY, Taylor Ogden and partner Sarah of North Canton, OH, Sydney Ogden and partner Nick of Lansing, MI, Farrar, Connor and Zachary Ransom all of Poolesville. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Upper Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department (umcvfd.org/donations). The family will hold a celebration of Nan’s life at a later date.

Arrangements handled by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)


Raymond T. Hughes
1963-2022

Raymond T. Hughes, 58, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on April 16, 2022.

He was the loving husband to Ruth Ann Hughes. 

Born on December 27, 1963 in Washington, D.C., he was the son to Thomas Raymond and the late Patricia Ann Hughes. 

Along with his wife, Ruth Ann and father, Thomas, Ray was survived by his son; Thomas Albert Joseph Hughes, wife, Maida Lynn Hughes of Olney, MD, his daughter; Kelly Ann Hughes of Columbia, MD, one grandson; Peter Thomas Hughes and two sisters; Katherine Ann Hughes of Summerville, SC and Linda, husband Bobby, Beavers of Myrtle Beach, SC.

Ray “Grandpoppy” Hughes was a family man through and through. A strong, devoted, loving and goofy husband, father, poppy, son, brother, uncle, friend, and golf buddy. If you needed help, Ray was there. If you needed a big hug, Ray was there, arms outstretched with the best hugs to chase away the pain. Ray will be sorely missed, and we will all keep him alive in our thoughts and hearts with the great memories made together.  

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, May 7, 11:00 AM at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837, reception to follow.


Mary D. Woodfield
1935-2022

Mary D. Woodfield, 86, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on April 20, 2022. 

Mary was the loving wife to the late “Big Henry” H. Woodfield of Rockville, Md.

Born on October 19, 1935  at the “Old Chiswell Place” in Poolesville, MD, she was the daughter of the late Francis "Frank" Marion and Mary Virginia (Young) Poole. 

Mary is survived by her children; James Dronenburg, Steven Dronenburg, Brenda Dronenburg, Jerry Dronenburg, one step-daughter; Margaret “Peggy” Smith Davis, one brother; Linwood H. Poole, nine grandchildren Nick Ghanayem, Melanie Molesky, Stephanie Boucher, Megan Dronenburg, Jamie Dronenburg, Ashley Main, Amanda Dronenburg, Jennifer Lewis and Kimberly Burress and ten great-grandchildren Aaron, Caden, Mason, Morgan, Lias, Mason, Oliver, Lucy, Zoe and Amelia.

Mary was preceded in death by her first husband; Harry N. Dronenburg, second husband; Howard M. Smith, three brothers; Charles L. Poole, Francis R. Poole, William R. Poole and one sister; Anna Mae Poole. 

She graduated from Poolesville High School in 1954, later studying court management at Trinity College in Washington, D.C. Mary began her career as a secretary for National Geographic, and later working for the Circuit Court and finally transferring to the Montgomery County Government where she retired after 27 years of service.  Mary spent her life devoting herself to her children, grandchildren, and many friends. Her favorite times were surrounded by family, visits to the Eastern Shore, catching up with friends and family, and simply enjoying life. Also, she was a member of the Manor Country Club Ladies Group, and Ladies Music & Dance Club where she established lifelong friendships.  

The family will be receiving friends for a celebration of life on Thursday, May 5th from 2:00 PM -4:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A reception to follow at the Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson, MD  where all are welcome to join in sharing memories of Mary's life.

Joyce Elizabeth Williams
1945-2022

Joyce Elizabeth Williams (nee) Starkey, 76, of Montgomery Village, MD, passed away on April 25, 2022.

Joyce was the loving wife of David E. Williams.

Born on November 17, 1945 in Frederick, MD, she was the daughter of the late Joseph N. III and Sarah Rebecca (Price) Starkey.

Joyce is survived by her two sisters; Ellen Poteat and husband Douglas of Mt. Airy, MD, Linda Frazier of Cocoa, Fl, and one brother; David P. Starkey (Wendy) of Severna, MD.

Joyce was preceded in death by one sister; Jane Merie Day, and two brothers; 

Joseph N. Starkey IV and George L. Starkey, and her adored pet Lassie.

If Joyce had met you, she was your friend.  Joyce was a kind, caring and generous person with a heart of gold.  She was known to always be there for her family and friends.  All friends agree Joyce was their very own “Betty Crocker.”  If you knew Joyce you received a box of all kinds of cookies for the holidays.  Joyce would include her famous award winning fudge; however that recipe was kept secret. 

Joyce was known to always be knitting or crocheting afghans, sweaters and baby clothes.  These items were given to friends and loved ones.  Afghans for each household, along with baby sweaters, hats, booties for every new born.

Joyce will be inurned in Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockville, MD at a later date.  

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD. 

Javon Jamal Gordon
1997-2021

Javon Jamal Gordon, 23, of Boyds, MD, passed away on April 13, 2021.

Born on November 7, 1997 in Maryland, he was the loving son to Ivory Malethia Gordon and step-father, Michael Short. 

Along with his parents, Javon is survived by his five siblings; Shahiem Johnson, Michael Short Jr, Eva Short, Mariah Short, Alaya Short, and preceded in death by his sister Malaya Short, his grandparents; Malethia and John Marconi, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Javon always had an outrageous amount of love for his family, and most importantly his Mother, Ivory Gordon. He always stuck close to her, and was willing to do anything in the world to make her happy. Ivory Gordon raised Javon to be the best man he could be. Due to his strong will, faith and family always at his side he graduated Clarksburg High School in 2016. Javon dreamed of playing football in college, and had made his dream come true. Javon started playing football at a young age always dreaming of being player for his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. He has won multiple championships. Javon worked to improve himself mentally and physically every day. Javon played football throughout his whole life working hard to play on a college level. Javon continued his education at Virginia University of Lynchburg, and then at Montgomery College. Javon obtained employment as a security guard at the Clarksburg Outlets and also worked for FedEx. Javon showed extraordinary work ethics at both jobs. No matter the circumstances he never stopped smiling and supporting his family in any way he could.

Family will be receiving friends on Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 AM – Noon at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838. A private family funeral service will be held with his final resting place at All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876.

 

Pallbearers: Shahiem Johnson, Michael Short Jr., Isaiah Short, Diego Orrego, Seon Chreky, Dalante Simmons

Honorable Pallbearers Mentions: Henry "Hendo" Graham, Isaiah Graham, Lil Gary Briscoe, Tyrique Johnson

Ona May McGovern
1923-2021

Ona May McGovern passed away at Sunrise Assisted Living in Frederick, MD on April 20, 2021. 

She was the daughter of the late Orla (nee Clevenger) and Henry Sharp.

Ona was born April 2, 1923 and grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. 

She graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1941 and joined the Navy where she met John Patrick McGovern.  They married in 1945.  She had six children and is survived by five: John Henry, Mary Ann, James Patrick, Kathleen Mary, and Thomas Joseph.  A son, Timothy Michael died in 2006. She has 8 grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren.

Ona and John raised their children in Kansas City, MO and Langley Park, MD.  After John's retirement in 1977, they moved to Simi Valley, California.  They were active in St. Peter Claver Catholic Church and donated regularly to help build the new church.  Ona had a group of Simi friends with whom she met regularly at the local McDonald's.  She lived a happy and peaceful life in Simi Valley and remembered it fondly after moving into Sunrise Assisted Living, Frederick, MD.

The family will be holding a private service here in Maryland and then she will be flown out to California where her final resting place will be at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley, California. Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements in California.

Mildred G. Pier
1927-2020

Mildred G. Pier, 92, of Frederick, MD passed away on April 8, 2020.

Mildred was the loving wife of the late Eldridge M. Pier.

Born on November 24, 1927, in Darnestown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Howard F. Carter Sr. and Jessie J Carter.

Mildred is survived by her children; Pamela A. Turnbow (Patrick), Patti A. Jordan (late Dan B. Jordan Jr.), grandchildren; Stephen Turnbow, Robert Turnbow (Lauren), Shawn Jordan (Breianne),Victoria Jordan, Bethany Jordan, great-grandchild; Addison Turnbow and one  brother; Robert Carter.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Nicholson and one brother, Howard F. Carter, Jr.

Due to mandated restrictions with the coronavirus, a private family service will be held.

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701.

Margaret Lovejoy Walz
1939-2020

Margaret Lovejoy Walz passed away April 17, 2020. She was surrounded by her adoring family.

Born in 1939 in Washington, D.C., she was known to many by her baby brother’s nickname for her, Mickey. She graduated high school from BCC, then from WSS.While working at IBM, she met the love of her life, Larry. She excelled as a secretary for law firms, then with NIST, where she retired in 2007. They were married for 53 years and had 2 children. She brought joy to everyone around her, through her sense of humor, loving heart, and sharp mind- as well as her top notch cooking abilities.She is survived by her husband; Larry, children; John and Christina and their spouses, 4 grandchildren; and siblings, Mary and Jim. All of their lives are blessed for having her in them.Due to social distancing, there will be a private family service. We will have a celebration of life at a later time.In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to support cancer research or World Wildlife Fund.    

Patricia Williams
1937-2020

Patricia Williams passed away on April 24, 2020.
She was the beloved wife of Kelly O. Williams, Sr.
Born on March 9, 1937, in Montgomery County, MD, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Laura Allnutt.
Patricia is survived by her son, Kelly O. Williams, Jr. of Jefferson, MD and daughter Teresa Ann Lewis (Larry) of Adamstown, MD, one sister, Anna Corrales of Arizona; two brothers, Upton  (Sonny ) Allnutt of Gaithersburg, MD and James Elwood Allnutt of Monrovia, MD; two grandchildren, Jennifer Perkins (Allan) of Brunswick, MD and Larry Lewis Jr. (Stephanie) of Summerville, SC and five great grandchildren; Phoebe, Gabriel, and Jackson Lewis of SC and Aleena and Jensen Perkins of Brunswick MD.
She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Kelly O. Williams, III. 
Pat had a very large family with many of her brothers and sisters preceding her in death. She also has many still surviving.
Pat was affectionately called “Mom Mom”, “Aunt Pat” and “Patsy”. Pat spent a great time of her life helping others by babysitting for so many family and friend’s children.
Her love of life and helping others with their children, showed the true love she had for God. His hands helped her to be a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and true friend to so many.
Due to the pandemic, services will be family only. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity or organization of your choice.

Carol Crayton Dimock
1940-2020

Carol Crayton Dimock, 79, of Mount Airy, died on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown, following a fight against lung cancer.

She leaves behind her loving and devoted husband of 42 years, David Dimock.Carol was born Dec. 14, 1940, in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Alfred and Gertrude Crayton.

She came into the world with a twin sister, Joy. Together, they graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1962. Carol and Joy were best friends throughout their lives until Joy’s death in 2017.

Carol taught elementary school in upstate New York for five years after college. In 1968 she married Arthur Hatch and moved to Falls Church, Virginia, where she became a homemaker. They had a daughter, Tamara Hatch, in 1971, and divorced in 1976. On Dec. 3, 1977, Carol married David Dimock and moved to the home in Mount Airy that they would share for their entire marriage. In 1978, their son Glen Dimock was born.

Carol will be remembered for her kindness toward everyone she met. She often said that her proudest accomplishment was raising her two children. She loved being a homemaker, as well as gardening and taking care of her many houseplants. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She and Dave enjoyed many social activities in recent years, including game night and supper club with good friends. They were active members of Sage Wellness in Urbana. Their favorite time together was spending every summer at Lake Waynewood in the Poconos, where Carol had many lifelong friends.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and children, are two brothers, Roger Crayton of Gettysburg, Pa.,and Frank Crayton and wife Linda of Berwick, Pa.; daughter-in-law Rachel Dimock; grandchildren Michael and Stephen Dimock; six nieces and nephews; and special friends Shereen and Terry Robinson of New Market.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Frederick County Humane Society (fchs.org).

Arrangements are being handled by Hilton FuneralHome of Barnesville (hiltonfh.com).

Wayne William Weaver
1945-2019

Wayne William Weaver, Sr., 74, of Ijamsville, MD, peacefully passed away on April 5th, 2019, surrounded by his family.He was the loving husband of Kathleen Marie (Wheatley) Weaver.Born on January 18, 1945, he was the son of the late David Livingston and Dorothy Elizabeth (Oldham) Weaver.Wayne served in the Army Reserves from 1963-1968.  Wayne was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather; he always put his family first.  Our kitchen often overflowed with the wonderful aroma of his Pennsylvania-style cooking.  Wayne loved traveling and landscape photography.  Animals naturally drew to Wayne’s caring nature.  Wayne was best known for whistling, meticulously wrapping presents, loving chocolate milkshakes, relaxing at the beach with family and for having quick reflexes and superior driving skills.  If we were looking for Dad, he could be found on his tractor, in the garden, driving someone somewhere, or vacuuming the house, again.Surviving as well as his wife are his four children and their families – Wayne William Weaver, Jr. (Ijamsville, MD); Wayne and Theresa Marie (Weaver) Biddinger (Eldersburg, MD), with their two children Grace Marie and Grayson Wayne; David and Shenan Weaver (Frederick, MD), with their four children Craige Jared, Kyle Peyton, Taylor Michelle, and Alexandra Marie; and Katie Weaver and Melanie Friedman (Keedysville, MD).A memorial service celebrating Wayne’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 20th at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).

Edward L. Carter, Sr.
1932-2019

Edward L. Carter, Sr., 86, of Mt. Airy, MD, died on April 9, 2019.

He was the husband of Barbara A. (Clum) Carter and the late Florence E. (Shanabrook) Carter.

Born on October 12, 1932, in Georgetown, Washington, DC, he was the son of the late James H. and Margaret M. (Crown) Carter.

Ed was a member of the Moose Club, Glaziers Union, Redman’s Club and the Eagles Club.

Surviving besides his wife is one daughter, Gail Ann Crown; two step brothers, George T. Bailey, Robert L. Bailey; 5 grandchildren, Richard Crown, Jr., Timothy Crown, Christina Crown Pegg, Frederick Pegg, Melissa A. Crown ; 4 great grandchildren, Jacob Pegg, Dezarae Pegg, Onica Crown, Charles Crown; step children, Stanley Clum, Tramra Barton, Gary Clum and Scott Clum. Ed is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Lee Carter, Jr.; two brothers, James G. Carter, Henry L. Carter; one sister, Doris M. Bailey; one step brother, Richard E. Bailey and one step child, Gregory Clum.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday April 16th from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 17th at 11 AM. (hiltonfh.com)

Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockville, MD.