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Rachel A. Willis

Rachel A. Willis, 23, of Martinsburg, WV, passed away on June 4, 2023.

Born on January 29, 2000 in Maryland, she was the daughter to the late Michael Franklin Willis and Dawn Elizabeth Parker.

Along with her Mom, Rachel was survived by her brother; Thomas Monroe, Jr., uncles; Ricky (Chrystal), Randy (Diane), David (Kim), Fred (Connie), nieces and nephews; Riley, John, Kyle, Carter, Kylie, Caydence, Braylee, Bryson, her Mema and D Daddy, Mary and Richard Scheetz, her Granny Carolyn Willis and two sisters-in-laws; Allie and Cara. Rachel is also survived by her best friends; Kylie, Saige, Caitlyn and Jessica.

She was preceded in death by her step-father; Vernon Parker.

Rachel was the girl that you either loved or hated and she was loved by so many!  Her hobbies included the 3 F’s for those who know you know.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, June 9th from 10:00 AM - 12 noon at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon.

Interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery, 11401 Brink Rd, Germantown, MD 20876.

Glenn A. Rice

Glenn Anthony Rice, 39, of Poolesville MD, passed away on June 4th, 2023.

Glenn was born on  August 21st, 1983, in California, to Linda and Glenn Rice.

Glenn was a loving father to his  children, Jackson Anthony Rice and Kennedy Kileen Rice; a cherished brother to Autumn and  Jonathan Rice, Uncle to Carter Rice, a grandson, cousin, and friend to many. 

Glenn was a father first and foremost. His kids were his world. What is a bigger word for huge?  Multiply whatever that answer is by infinity, and you get the idea of how big Glenn's heart was, He was! He was nurturing, easy-going, ambitious, fearless, respectful, and genuine. Glenn was  known for his selflessness and his grit or determination. He was a big smile on a rainy day or  always trying to get a laugh. 

Glenn attended Poolesville Elementary and High School. After finishing school, Glenn pursued  his passion as a Head Auto Painter. He loved his job and was known for his exceptional skills.  #slickiez 

In his free time, Glenn loved to play and watch sports, go hunting or fishing, play golf, and ride  motorcycles.  

Glenn is survived by his children, parents, siblings, and numerous cousins, family, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Leon and Joyce Rice, maternal  grandfather, Ray T. Douglas, aunt, Kathleen Watson, and first cousin, Priscilla Smith. 

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, June 8th, 2023, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Poolesville  Baptist Church, 17550 W Willard Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837, where his funeral service will be held on Friday, June 9th, 2023, at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery. After the interment, the family welcomes everyone back to the Poolesville Baptist Church for a reception. 

Glenn will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Patsy A. Iannone

Patsy “Pat” Anthony Iannone, Jr., 92, of Frederick, MD, passed away of natural causes on June 4th 2023.

Pat was born on November 18th 1930 to Patsy “Pasquale” Anthony Iannone, Sr. and Angelina “Angie” Iannone in Brooklyn, NY.

After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served during the Korean War as a Radio Telecommunications Operator and received the National Defense Service Medal for his wartime service.

After serving in the USMC, he went on to earn a Baccalaureate degree in Industrial Education from The University of Wisconsin–Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. It was at this time that he met and fell in love with his future wife Beverly Ann Duerkop. They were married in 1958 and were with each other through all of life's ups and downs. After graduating college he got his first job as an Industrial Arts high school teacher in Hammond, Indiana. He loved it and would later accept a job teaching Industrial Arts in Montgomery County, MD. While teaching in MD, he earned a Master’s degree in Industrial Education from the University of MD–College Park and continued to teach in the Montgomery County Public School system for the remainder of his long teaching career up until retirement.

It was in Gaithersburg, MD where Pat and Bev would raise their three children, Daniel, Michael and Kara. Pat was a wonderful and devoted Christian, husband, father, teacher and friend. He always taught us to stay devoted to our faith, family and friendships, and supported his children throughout the many accomplishments and challenges of their lives. When he wasn't working, and after retirement, he could be found in his workshop at home working on his many woodcrafts for the family interior design business, or, as an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, volunteering and participating in fellowship and service activities. If you know Pat, he genuinely loved hearing or telling a good joke.

Pat was predeceased by his parents, Patsy, Sr. and Angie, his step-mother Filomena “Fannie” Iannone and siblings Peter and Delores. He is survived by his wife Bev of almost 65 years, his step-sister Filomena “Babe” Prezioso, his three children, eight grandchildren Jessica, Dylan, Devin, Andrew, Aaron, Neal, Brandon, Alex and one great grandchild Jolene.

The family requests that donations be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, MD, of which he was a member. There will be a service/celebration of life at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on July 29th, 2023 and a reception following.

Ruth Alberta Whisman

Ruth Alberta Whisman, 90, of Eldersburg, MD, passed away on June 17, 2023.

She was the loving wife to the late Frank W. Whisman, Jr.

Born on October 24, 1932 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late James Elmer and Mary Helen (Bailey) Gingell.

Ruth is survived by her sons; William Edward Whisman, Frank Alan Whisman, daughters-in-law; Doral and Valerie, three grandchildren; Lucas Whisman, Kevin Whealton, Blake Whisman and two great-grandchildren; Annabelle and Russell.

Along with her husband and parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter; Debra White and 9 brothers and sisters.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 7th at 1:00 PM at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.

Peter Matlock

On Saturday, June 4, 2022, Peter Matlock, devoted husband and father of four children, passed away at the

age of 61. 

Peter was born on April 24, 1961 in New Orleans, LA to Christine Matlock.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1982-1985 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hood College in 1998. He was beyond proud of and dedicated his adult life to being a stay-at-home dad. On December 20, 1991 he married Ann Marie Zajdel. They raised three daughters, Sarai, Aja and Cayenne, and one son, Elijah. 

Peter was a history buff and lover of philosophy. His avid curiosity would always lead him to pick up the latest non-fiction book, and his eagerness in the pursuit of knowledge and truth would manifest itself in the conversations he had. He portrayed his love for music in his massive album collection. Often, the whole neighborhood would unwillingly indulge in The Beatles, Neil Young and JJ Grey & Mofro. He was known for his goofy dances, his boisterous laugh, and his uncompromising protection of his family. 

Peter was preceded in death by his father, Richard, his brother, Richard, and father-in-law, Thomas.

He is survived by his wife Ann, his four children, Sarai (Donald), Aja (Alex-Marie), Elijah, and Cayenne, his granddaughter Faye (Sarai), his mother Christine Matlock, his mother-in-law Mary Zajdel, his sisters, Tessa Hemmingway (Robert), Tiffney Martin (Austin), his brother Jarrod Matlock (Kim), and several cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Matlock residence at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and register to become a bone marrow donor at

Zannie E. Bates

Zannie Ellen Bates, 84, of Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully amongst family, on June 8, 2022.

She was the loving wife to the late Dale A. Bates.

Zannie was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Beatty) Emanus.

Born and raised in Louisiana, she attended Ruston Elementary and Ruston High School.  She went onto attend Louisiana Tech University, where she majored in English and Drama.  Zannie was a devoted wife, dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She loved children and taught Sunday school for many years at Poolesville Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, MD.  Zannie also worked at Poolesville High School’s cafeteria and at the local Poolesville florist shop.  She had a tremendous love of flowers and worked tirelessly to transform her yard into a living work of art.  In her later years, traveling became one of her passions and she was able to take her children and grandchildren on many adventures.

She is survived by three children; Chandra McCall of Fayetteville, PA, Dee Ann (Johnnie) Osborne, of Griffin, GA, Barry (Michele) Bates of Martinsburg, WV; six grandchildren, Erin Blakemore, Ian McCall, Sean Patrick, Katie Woodall, Mandy McCall, Bryan Patrick and three great grandchildren, Emilia McCall, Sam Blakemore and Ava McCall.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Saturday June 11, 2022, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will begin at 3:00 PM. 

Myrtle Lou Nestor

Myrtle Lou Nestor, 86, of Beallsville, MD, was called home to Heaven on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Married for 61 years, she was the most beloved wife of E. Dale Nestor and mother to identical twin daughters Adell Lou Nestor Eckenrode of Woodsboro, MD and Agnes (Aggie) Ann Nestor of Mt. Airy, MD. 

Known as Sugar (Sug), Myrtle Lou was born February 10, 1936, in Philippi, WV.  She was the oldest of eight children born to the late Junior and Lucy Agnes (Pittman) Lantz.  Along with her husband and daughters, Myrtle Lou is survived by her son-in-law LeRoy (Bud) Eckenrode and grandson Colton Nestor Eckenrode, Woodsboro, MD, sister Judy (Bob) Arborgast, Belington, WV, two brothers Paul (Sandra) Lantz, Belington, WV, and Jerry (Jeni) Lantz, Philippi, WV, numerous cherished nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends that were her extended family. 

Myrtle Lou was preceded in death by four brothers Jobie (Tip) Lantz, Winfield (Sam) Lantz, Charles (Pug) Lantz, Michael Lantz, and several in-laws.

Myrtle Lou was a very proud Christian woman and strived to live a Christ like life.  She was an avid Bible student who delighted in listening to Christian radio.  Myrtle Lou took great pride in always including a special Bible verse when sending cards and letters.

She was a member of the Poolesville Baptist Church where she served as church secretary.  Throughout her life, Myrtle Lou was very active in the Poolesville community.  She enjoyed volunteering at the Friendly Thrift Shop and being a Sunday and Vacation Bible School teacher.       

Donations honoring Myrtle Lou can be made to the Jerusalem Prayer Team at and/or the Poolesville Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Poolesville Baptist Church, 17550 W. Willard Road, Poolesville, MD 20837.

Richard Gene Rosser

Richard Gene Rosser, 78, of Poolesville, passed away on June 14,2022. Richard was born on

June 4, 1944 in Baltimore, MD.

Richard is survived by his wife of 57 year, Patricia, children Tricia Grubb (Bruce), Richard S. Rosser, Charles Rosser, Becki Esposito (Dustin) and 7 grandchildren: Amy, Chrissy, Christopher, Megan, Matthew, Nicholas and Jacob. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter Emily Grubb and his two brothers Ronald & Lee Rosser.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 4:00-7:00pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department (UMCVFD), 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD.  20839. or the charity of your choice.

Trannie Mae Jarrett Roberson

Trannie Mae Jarrett Roberson, 96, of Wheaton, MD, died on June 15, 2022.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Leonard Howard Roberson. Trannie Mae Jarrett was born in Ft. Lewis, Tacoma, Washington, on September 26, 1925. Trannie Mae was the younger of two daughters of Milton Jarrett (1882-1954) and Ola Mae Price (1900-1991). Her older sister, Mary Evelyn Jarrett pre-deceased her at 38 years of age in 1960. 


Trannie Mae started working in high school as a switchboard operator beginning in 1942 at the age of 17. After their marriage in 1944, Leonard and Trannie worked at the Salvage Department at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Then, Trannie worked at Walter Reed as a secretary and lived in Southeast Washington, DC, on Naylor Road. On June 2, 1959, Trannie received a 10-year commendation from Walter Reed Army Medical Center for loyal and exemplary service.


Leonard and Trannie Mae bought their first and only house at 2301 Parker Avenue, Wheaton, MD in 1954, where they raised five children and where she lived until her death.


She is survived by her son, Milton Howard Roberson, and two daughters, Susan Elaine Smith and Judy Lynn Roberson with special mention of Karen Blank; 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. We are grateful for her loving caregivers, Gwen, Rabie and Bobby. Trannie was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Howard (2018), her sons, Alan Richard (2019) and Steven Leonard (2021).


Trannie loved people; she had the gift of hospitality and made everyone feel welcome in her home. Her hobby was baking cakes and she became expert at making and decorating birthday, anniversary, retirement, and wedding cakes. Not only were the cakes stunning works of art but the cake was absolutely delicious. She remains unsurpassed in our family.


She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and served in the Women’s Ministry.


Viewing will be held at 10:00 AM and funeral services at 11:00 AM, Monday June 20, 2022, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, 20838 (, where the family will be receiving friends at 10 AM. 


Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice, Casey House, 1355 Piccard Dr., Rockville, MD  20850 (

Roger Alexander Hayden

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Roger Alexander Hayden, II on June 23, 2022.  He died peacefully from complications after a long-fought battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was 66 years old. He was the son of Roger Alexander Hayden and Mary Frances Hayden (nee Hodgkin) of Poolesville, MD. 


Roger grew up on a farm in Poolesville, Maryland and remained in his beloved Poolesville his whole life. He attended Bullis High School in Potomac, MD, worked in the family ceramic tile business and, in 1978, graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA. He received his law degree in 1982 from The George Mason University Law School, Arlington, VA.


He practiced law in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia for over 40 years. He served as Deputy General Counsel for a $2 billion Savings Bank and as Regional Counsel for a national title insurance company. He entered the private practice of law in 1996. After over 20 years as a partner in a 16+ attorney law firm in Bethesda, Maryland -- where he chaired the firm’s real estate, business, employment, and litigation group -- he and his wife opened their own law firm in Poolesville, MD known as Hayden Legal Services. 


Mr. Hayden served as President of the Poolesville High School PTSA (where he was instrumental in helping get the Magnet Program established); taught religious studies at his church for over 12 years; was a Youth Leader for the local Knights of Columbus council; and was active in the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America as a leader and counselor. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Shrine in Barnesville, MD. He enjoyed collecting, driving and working on Mustangs and muscle-cars.


Roger is survived in death by his wife of 34 years, Diane D. Hayden, and their three children: daughters, Caroline Hayden and Elizabeth (Ahmad) Chabkoun; and son, Roger (Alex) Alexander Hayden, III. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Baker, a niece, Christina and nephew, Jason as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. 


A viewing will be held in the church from 10 -11:00am on Thursday, June 30, 2022, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial (18230 Barnesville, Rd., Barnesville, MD 20838). Immediately after the Mass, interment will be in the church’s cemetery, followed by a luncheon at St. Mary's pavilion. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church and Shrine, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.

Andrea Stump

Andrea Stump, 53, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on June 8, 2021.

She was the loving wife to Charles Stump II.

Born on July 13, 1967 in Van Nuys, CA, she was the daughter of the late Keith and Marie Kile.

Along with her husband and mother, Andrea is survived by her brother Bob Kile, her sister Vicki Kile, her sister-in-law Jennifer Kile, and nephews Andrew Kile and Timothy Kile.

Andrea graduated from Virginia Tech in 1989 with degrees in math and computer science. At Virginia Tech, Andrea was a little sister in the Theta Xi fraternity. She later earned a Masters degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

Andrea had a long and distinguished career as a Software Architect spending her entire career with IBM/Loral/Lockheed Martin/Leidos. She helped design and build many of the air traffic management systems in use today in the US and Europe.

Andrea was an avid sports fan. She played both volleyball and soccer for most of her adult life. She loved to watch rodeo and attended many of the major rodeos throughout the US and Canada.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838. A reception will follow at House of Poolesville, 19611 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project.    

Premwati G. Singh

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8.

Our dearest mom, Premwati (Premi) G. Singh, lovingly known as “Madam Singh” by many, was born in Agra, India on January 13, 1942. She completed her high school education from Howard Plasted Girls Higher Secondary School in Meerut.  After her high school, she moved back to Agra to attend St. John’s College, where she completed her bachelor’s degree and later completed master’s in Education, Geography and Hindi from Agra University. Upon graduation, she started teaching at Air Force school in Agra and laid the foundation of the first Central School in Agra. Mom was an outstanding role mode, a brilliant student and a talented singer. She was an active member of her school and church choir and even sang the Indian National Anthem with the renowned singer Mrs. Lata Mangeshkar during her college years.

She married Gladwin Singh, our father on October 21, 1968, at Central Methodist Church in Agra. She took a teaching job at Central School, Andrews Ganj in Delhi and retired as the Principal of Central School, Rohini, Delhi. Mom touched lives of many young children with her practical, yet gentle disciplinarian approach. Some of her favorite quotes from her education career are – “Success must be continually won and not reaching a goal”, “Don’t let your past determine your future”, “Be Humble always, a tree that is loaded with fruits always bends towards the ground”, and one of her favorite verses is, “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. Mom was a kindhearted, caring, loving and generous person.  She truly enjoyed watching her students grow into young adults ready to embark on new journeys in colleges and different careers and fields. She developed a special bond with many of her students and remained in close contact with them.  She supported many orphanages in India and brought several young people out of poverty and illiteracy. 

Our mom was a godly woman who loved the Lord and her family and set an example for her children and grandchildren. She was a true prayer warrior and loved attending and leading Bible studies. She graciously served many people through prayers and outreaches and nurtured the same spirit in her children and grandchildren. She was a source of blessing and encouragement for many who were in her sphere of influence with her unwavering faith in God. Another one of her favorite verses from the Bible is, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.  Her love and devotion to the Lord and to her family was amazing to witness. Our mom was always a pillar of strength for our family. Mom loved to work in her yard and garden. She was a great cook and loved cooking for her family and friends, and trying new recipes.  Her gentle approach to prayer, words of wisdom and glowing smile will always be remembered by all who knew her. 

Mom was undoubtedly the best devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, friend, educator and a faithful follower of God.  While mom’s body returns to dust at the Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839, we know as believers that she is absent in her body but very much present in her spirit before the Lord. Mom has now received her reward of eternal life, full of true joy, peace, and pure fullness of abundant life; enjoying the unexplainable joy of being with her living and loving Lord Jesus Christ forever!!!

Mom - we love you very much, and one day we'll be together with you in heaven. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Hisle G. Beach

Hisle G. Beach, 90, of Dickerson, MD, passed away on June 20, 2021.

She was the loving wife to the late James Norman Beach, Sr.

Born on June 13, 1931 in Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gail (Carter) Dodson.

Hisle is survived by her two sons; Ron Lee Beach, John T. Beach, two brothers; Donald Dodson, William Dodson, one sister; Margaret Dodson, 10 grandchildren; Alice, Daniel, Pamela, Sarah, Mark, Matt, Christina, Jennifer, Daryll, Amanda, 14 great-grandchildren; Megan, Shelby, Joey, Charlee, Travis, Jacob, Brandy Jo, Shanna, Caitlyn, Autumn, Olivia Jean, Dallas, Dalton, Kenny and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter; Agnes Marie Beach, one son; James Norman Beach, Jr., one brother; Bedford Dodson and two sisters; Peggy Ray and Mable Mulinex.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, June 24th from 5:00 PM- & 7:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD.  A memorial service will be held at a later date with her final resting place at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Ronald Beach to help with funeral expenses: Ronald Beach, 19410 Wasche Road, Dickerson, MD 20842.

Fred Allen Swick

Fred Allen Swick, of Poolesville, a beloved Montgomery County teacher and coach, passed away at the age of 70 on June 29, 2021, after a courageous seven-year battle with multiple myeloma.

Fred was born on April 17, 1951, to Allen and Lou Swick in Winchester, VA.  His parents predeceased him.  The Swick family moved to Maryland, where Fred grew up in the Rockville- Twinbrook area with his three brothers, Mark, David and Todd.  After graduating from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville in 1969, Fred went on to play basketball and study physical education at Montgomery College and Frostburg State University.

An accomplished basketball player with a deadly outside shot (and remember, this was way before the three-pointer!), Fred was second team All-County at Richard Montgomery his senior year. Fred would go on to play at Montgomery College, earning First Team All-State Junior College honors, and at Frostburg, from which he graduated in 1974.

In the fall of 1970, while a student at Montgomery College, Fred met Donetta Hyre of Wheaton.  They married on July 29, 1972.  Fred and Donetta shared a love for family, especially enjoying their annual family beach vacations in the Carolinas and frequent trips to Disney World.  During their 50 years together, they liked to take road trips to various cities and states, some of their favorites being trips to Hawaii, New Orleans, Memphis, and San Francisco, and finally made it to Italy in 2018.

Fred began his career in 1974 as an elementary physical education teacher at Garrett Park Elementary in Kensington.  He then taught at North Bethesda and Randolph Junior Highs, followed by several years as a PE teacher and coach at Albert Einstein and Walter Johnson High Schools.  A Poolesville resident since 1979, Fred was delighted when a physical education teaching position opened at Poolesville High School, and in 1983, he became the head boys basketball coach at PHS. By the time he accepted the Poolesville Athletic Director position in 2006, he was already the all-time winningest coach in both boys and girls basketball history at the school.  He had similar success coaching baseball for 13 years, football for ten years, and softball for four years, all while teaching five classes a day. 

After retiring as the school’s Athletic Director, Fred returned to coaching in 2010. His girls basketball teams went 20-4 in 2015-16, 21-4 in 2016-17, 27-0 in 2017-18, 19-5 in 2018-19 and 20-5 in 2019-20. His undefeated team in 2017-18 would give him and Poolesville High School a long-awaited State Championship. As humble a man as he was, Fred would never flaunt that accomplishment, but that team and season was something of which he was immensely proud.

Fred loved and was devoted to teaching and working with children. When he wasn’t teaching and coaching as part of his employment, Fred ran basketball camps in Poolesville, including the Falcon Basketball Camp, and helped coach some of his grandchildren’s basketball and baseball teams.  

Fred enjoyed Friday-morning breakfasts with his retired PHS buddies, and playing golf with them and many of his former players/students, so many of whom became life-long friends.  He and Donetta kept busy in retirement attending and supporting their grandkids’ various games and performances.

In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by his children, Andy and his wife, Christina of Darnestown; Kelly and her husband, Ted Gardiner of Urbana, and his six beautiful grandchildren, Maddie, Brady, and Emmy Gardiner, and Lily, Rhett, and Wyatt Swick, all of whom he loved dearly and brought him great joy and pride. 

An open-air service to celebrate Fred’s well-lived life will be held at Whalen Commons in Poolesville on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.  Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.  A private inurnment will be held at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Girls on the Run ( or Good Sports (, a nonprofit organization providing lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel, and footwear to children in need. 

Winsome S. Brown

Winsome S. Brown, a homemaker and community volunteer, passed away on June 3rd in her sleep at home in Dickerson, Maryland at the age of 97.

The former Winsome Sylvia Drage was born in Bozeat, England. She was the daughter of Cyril Neal Drage and Phyllis Scouse.

In 1946 she married R. Edwin Brown whom she met in England when he was stationed nearby at the Poddington Air Base during World War II.

During WWII Winsome was a veteran of the British Land Army and a long- time member of the Daughters of the British Empire. Mrs. Brown was also a founding member and past president of both the Historical Medley Society and the Monocacy Garden Club. She was a longtime member of the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and on numerous church committees including, the Altar Guild, the Flower Guild, the Vestry and a Sunday School teacher. “She did the tasks and chores that needed to be done, not for the recognition, but for helping others,” said her son, Herbert Brown.

An inveterate world traveler, she had visited all seven continents, including trips to Russia, China and South America. Besides her many travels she was an avid gardener and knitter.

Winsome was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Brown of 73 years; sisters, Kathleen Elderton, Alison Botterill and two brothers, Malcolm Drage and Ian Drage.

She is survived by three sons, Malcolm Brown and companion, Carolyn Benson of Charleston, SC, Herbert Brown and wife, Joyce of Dickerson, MD, Neal Brown and wife, Colleen of Dickerson Maryland; one daughter, Phyllis Brown and husband Paul Swensen of Towson, Maryland; one brother, Graham Drage of Bozeat, England;  ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

A private burial service is planned for family members. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Peters Episcopal Church, PO Box 387, Poolesville, MD 20837.

James Thomas Reed 

James Thomas Reed III, 90, of Olney, MD passed away on June 11, 2020.

James was the loving husband to Eva Reed.

Born on June 10, 1930, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late James and Elsie Reed. Along with his wife, he is survived by his four children; Cheryl Reed, Daryl Reed, Wayne K. Reed and Heath Reed, two brothers; Robert and Walter and 5 grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his son; Wayne D. Reed, three sisters; Barbara, Peggy and Camile and one brother Buddy.

James was inducted into the Washington DC Semi Pro Hall of Fame and in 1949 was drafted to the New York Giants. He was an avid boxer and served his country in the US Navy.

Services for James will be family only.      

Marlene F. Rone

On June 8, 2019, Marlene F. Rone of Poolesville, MD, passed away surrounded by loved ones.Marlene was a respected resident of Poolesville since her move there in 1984. Born on October 8, 1935, in Nemacolin, PA, Marlene grew up in Washington, DC and worked for the Montgomery County Correction Center for over 20 years.She is preceded in death by her husband Everett Edward Rone, three brothers, John C. Frick, Gerald P. Frick and Robert Frick. Marlene is survived by 6 children, 5 residing in Texas; one daughter, Jenny Hegarty of Poolesville and husband John; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Of her grandchildren, Chelsea Moron Papanikos, Whitney Moron Wright, Marshall and Luke Hegarty are all local.The family will be receiving friends on Thursday June 13 from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.Funeral services will be held on Friday June 14, 11 AM, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837. Interment will follow in National Memorial Park Cemetery, Falls Church, VA.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (

Edna L. Larman

Edna L. Larman, 97, of Boyds, MD, died on Saturday June 22, 2019.She was the wife of the late Marshall G. Larman. Born on October 29, 1921 in Riner, VA, she was the daughter of the late Claude S. and Lethia(Massey) Jarels. Surviving are three daughters, Judy Marshall of Boonsboro, MD, Shirley Burns of Hagerstown, MD, Leanna Grosen of Boonsboro and one sister, Nancy Wentzel of Hagerstown. Edna was a proud grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and great-great-great grandmother. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Larman; two sons, Harry and Marion Larman; one sister, Betty Watkins and two brothers, Harvey and Johnny Jarels and one granddaughter, Jessica Larman. Funeral services will be held at 3 PM on Thursday, June 27th, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD ( Family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the funeral. A cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Enda’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital(

Florian Edward Frillman

Florian Edward Frillman, 92, of Gaithersburg, MD passed away on June 26, 2019.

Ed was the loving husband of 68 years to Siiri Helena Frillman.

Born on September 14, 1926, in Martinsville, Illinois, he was the son of the late Florian Louis Frillman and Grace Eva Midcalf. Along with his wife, he is survived by his two children; Peter Eric Frillman (Jill Frillman) of Ijamsville, MD, Rita May Dittberner (Paul Dittberner) of Damascus, MD; one sister, Joyce Mahoney; and two grandchildren, Chase Edward Frillman and Callen Morgan Frillman.

Ed was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Frillman. 

Ed was a member and volunteer of the Potomac Peddlers and Rockville Senior Center.

Services are private.

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