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

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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. 

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!

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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 III

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.      

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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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Charles James Martin (CJ)

Charles James Martin (CJ), 79 of Boyds, Maryland, died Sunday June 10, 2018, at his residence in Jefferson, Maryland. Born September 18, 1938 in Maryland, he was the son of the late Haywood James Martin and Lucille Elizabeth Dillehay.

CJ worked as a carpenter for many years before starting his own towing company, CJ’s Country Boy Towing, which he enjoyed operating with his family.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Valicity Resha Martin, his devoted companion Pattee Cole, his son-in-law Matthew Wayne Burriss; 4 grandchildren Paul D. Brown, Charles J. Martin Burriss, Matthew W. Burriss II, and Brooke A. Ahalt.

He was preceded in death by his wife Neula Eleanor Bartee, a daughter Rhonda Dale Burriss, and his cousin Upton Boxal, Uncle Willie Boxal and Aunt Nellie Dillehay.

Charles loved to camp with Pattee and his beloved dog Buddy.  He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday June 15th from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on June 16th at the Barnesville Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.

Interment following the service will be private.  Guest are asked to stay for a luncheon at the church.

In keeping with CJ’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

Edna B. Reffit

Edna B. Reffit, 98, of Boyds, MD, died on June 13, 2018.

She was the wife of the late William Harold Reffit.

Born on August 7, 1919, in Sunshine, MD, Edna was the daughter of the late Edgar and Ella (Parsley) Burns.

Edna was a Life Member of the Montgomery County Agriculture Center, a member of the Damascus Travel Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.

Surviving are her two daughters, Jeannie Warfield of Durham, NC, Kay R. Curtis (Larry) of Boyds and one grandchild, Ryan Curtis of Los Angeles, CA.

Edna was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Leonard Burns and one grandson, Richard B. Warfield.

The family is receiving friends on Saturday, June 16th from 5-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, on Sunday June 17th at the Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Rd., Boyds, MD  20841.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Boyds Presbyterian Church or Sycamore Acres Group Home, 19120 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855.

James T. Lambert

James T. Lambert, 75, of Poolesville, MD, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 21, 2018, after a courageous 4-year battle with liver cancer.   He was the husband of Mary Butler Lambert.  Born on March 30, 1943, he was the son of the late James C. and Evelyn Cubitt Lambert. 

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970 and was a Purple Heart Recipient.  In his professional life he was a Carpenter and cherished the special bond he shared with his grandson Austin, teaching him the tools of the trade.  He found joy in working the land, always looking forward to the planting and harvesting seasons as part of the Oak Ridge Farm team.  He found comfort in nature and solace in his garden swing.  He was an outdoorsman who loved the mountains, cutting wood, and sharing backyard tales around a bonfire.   His favorite pastime was long walks through town with his wife and faithful companions Olive, Virgil, and Stella, who are missing their Pug Papa. 

In addition to his wife, he was adored and will be sadly missed by her children Cathy Bupp, Larry Neal, Jr. and Andrew Neal (Amy), and their grandchildren Lucas Stone (Natalie, and her daughter Genevieve), Austin Bupp, and Brenna Neal. He is also survived by four siblings, Rebecca (Beck) Patterson, Pat Zimmerman, Donald Lambert (Rhonda), Darryl Lambert (Debbie), many beloved nieces and nephews, and ex son in law Mike Bupp.  He will also be fondly remembered by lifelong friend Mel Zimmerman, and special friends Davey Scott and Dave Mowatt. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 14 from 3–7 PM at St Mary’s Pavilion, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD  20838.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100 Rockville, MD 20850.  

Dr. James C. Rhea

Dr. James C. Rhea, age 69, left this life to enter his eternal rest on June 23, 2018 surrounded by his family.  He was the son of the late Harry Lee and Lillian Gaye Rhea.

Under his nom de plume, Dr. Carroll James, he was an author of the book series Tooth Is Stranger Than Fiction. He earned a BA in Biology from Gettysburg College and a Doctor of Medical Dentistry from Farleigh-Dickinson University.

During his 41 years in private practice in Rockville and Boyds, he gave his time and talents around the globe, providing dental care for those less fortunate. He was the Assistant Scout Master for Troop 496 in Poolesville, training and leading boys to the Adirondacks, NY and Philmont, NM. He was a deacon in his church, leading Men’s Ministry, Couple’s Ministry and many Bible studies.

Survived by his wife of 37 years, Karen Rhea, and three children: Larisa (Alan) Gibbemyer of Westfield, N.J.; James (Nicole) Rhea of Arlington, VA; and William (Maria) Rhea of San Antonio, TX; as well as five grandchildren: Jakob, Erik, Kate, David, and Lily; and brother Thomas of Berkeley Springs, WV.

Family will be receiving friends at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville RD, Barnesville MD, 20838 on Friday, June 29th from 5-7 pm.  A memorial service will  take place on Saturday, June 30 at 11AM at Mountain View Community Church, 8330 Fingerboard Rd, Frederick, MD 21704.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Karen Hoyt Willcox

Karen Hoyt Willcox, 57, of Frederick, MD passed away on June 11, 2018.

She was born in Batavia, NY on June 8, 1961 to John A. Hoyt and Gertrude E. Mohnkern. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend.

Along with her husband Dana Willcox and mother Gertrude, she is survived by her two sons, John Austin Hoyt, Alanson David Hoyt Willcox and three sisters, Peggy Hoyt, Anne Williams, Julie Hoyt Dorman.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Rd, Boyds, MD 20841. A reception will follow in the church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lupus Foundation of America.

Mr. Michael Alfred Newberry

Mr. Michael Alfred Newberry, 63, of Sunset Beach, NC, died June 27, 2018 in Frederick, MD.  Michael lost his 18 month battle to lung cancer but passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.

Born on December 24, 1954 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Elizabeth and Alfred T. Newberry Jr.

Michael graduated from Robert E. Peary High School in 1972 and served in the Marine Corps from 1975 to 1978.   He also worked in the information technology industry as a technician at Xerox until he retired in 2000.

Michael is survived by his daughter, Justina Newberry and son Stephen Newberry; brothers, David Newberry (Sherry) and Dennis Newberry (Shirley); sisters, Susan Newberry, Diane Pearson (Mark) and Nancy Shultz (Jim); grandchildren, Kylie and Adrianna Newberry; and mother of his children, Mary Newberry.

He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Sunday, July 1 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

A second memorial service will be held at Deep Creek Lake, MD at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

Paul Joseph Bassett

Paul Joseph Bassett, 60, of Poolesville, MD passed away suddenly on June 27, 2018.He was born on April 3, 1958 to the late George Bassett and Erna Hofmann, and raised in Aspen Hill, MD. He was the loving husband of 25 years to Kathy Bassett.Along with his wife, he is survived by his two children, Melanie Sholes (Kenny), Zane Bassett; two brothers, Richard Bassett, John Bassett; and two grandchildren, Sawyer and Maeve Sholes.He was a man of unlimited talents and hobbies, some of which included; Trains, Antique Cars, Trucks and motors, Economy Engines, Gardening, Electrical work, Carpentry, Woodworking, Welding, Izaak Walton League of America, and the list could go on. Paul loved nothing more than the challenge of rebuilding or fixing something others would simply replace. He always said, “If man built it, man could take it apart.”Paul lived everyday to its fullest and never wasted a minute. He adored his wife Kathy, whom he still called his “sweetie”, and they spent endless hours together improving their home and garden the way they always dreamed. He had an enormous amount of pride for his children, Zane and Melanie, and loved playing around like a kid with his Grandchildren.His perfect day would be a long day of yard work with the neighbors, followed by sitting down at his pond, a cold drink in hand, chatting with his friends and family.A Celebration of Life for Paul will be held Friday, July 13, 4 pm, at the Izaak Walton League of America Conservation Farm. 20601 Izaak Walton Way, Poolesville MD, 20837.

Gijsberta “Bea” Johanna Koelewijn Strattner

Gijsberta “Bea” Johanna Koelewijn Strattner of Barnesville, Maryland, passed away suddenly on June 28, 2018 .  Bea was born on May 1, 1957 to Janse Johanna Jaarsma and Tijmen Koelewijn in Apeldoorn, Holland, and remained a proud daughter of the Netherlands all her life.   She will be greatly missed by her son, Johannes; brother Tim; dogs Ruby and Max, and her many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including her companion, John Shea.  She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, John J. Strattner.

Bea’s life adventure took her to Morocco, Indonesia and the United States.  Her love of the cultures of other countries led her to work in fair-trade handicrafts import.  She applied her training (BA, MA, Sociology, University of Maryland) and skills to a wide range of jobs spanning the chemistry profession, Early American genealogy and literacy.  Most recently she combined employment with her love of gardening and puppies.

Bea was passionate about family, friends and the world she lived in.  She educated herself continuously and argued her positions persuasively.  She was active in her community; yoga classes in Barnesville are just one testament to her efforts.  She created a home where family and friends enjoyed spending time. She loved the outdoors, from long walks with the dogs to hiking, ice-skating and kayaking.  The sight of Bea walking the dogs rain or shine will be greatly missed in Barnesville.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Pavilion in Barnesville.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sugarloaf Citizens Association, Upavim Community Development Foundation or The Lieber Institute for Brain Development.  

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Mary Ann Johnson

Mary Ann Johnson passed away peacefully on June 1, 2017 at home in Viera, Florida at the age of 93. She was born on January 21, 1924 in Poolesville, Maryland and was the daughter of Roy and Mollie Bodmer. She is survived by her three sons, Lynn (Darilyn), Eric (Rebecca) and Tom (Vanessa) and 10 grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother, Howard Bodmer.  Her husband, Charles Warner III (Chuck) and her son, Charles Warner IV (John), preceded her in death. Her brothers, William, George, Charles, and Ray and sister, Doris, also preceded her in death.

Mary Ann grew up in Beallsville, Maryland and was valedictorian of her senior class at Poolesville High School in 1942.  She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in 1945.  She worked as an RN in the Army Air Corps immediately after graduation and would meet her future husband, Chuck, in November 1946 at Scott AFB, Illinois.  They married July 4, 1947 and would be married for 57 years.  Chuck died on May 9, 2005.  They had four sons, Charles Warner IV (John), Lynn, Eric and Tom.  John died in 1977 at the age of 29.   

Mary Ann was an remarkable and tireless mother and ran a busy household for her career Air Force pilot husband.  She raised four sons with the three surviving sons going on to become practicing physicians in anesthesiology, cardiology and oncology.  This would not have been possible without the love, support and inspiration of such an amazing mother.   She had many friends made over several years in diverse locations including Washington, DC, Ashiya AFB, Japan, Chicago, Illinois, Shreveport, Louisiana, Minot, North Dakota, Tucson, Arizona and Camp Springs, Maryland.  She and Chuck moved to Viera, Florida in 2002 and she lived there until her death.   

Mary Ann enjoyed tennis and golf, which she played for many years with her husband. She was an avid bridge player and made many friends through bridge at the Indian River Colony Club in Viera.  She loved her time there even after the loss of her husband and spent a lot of time with these special friends, going on cruises and attending social events.  She enjoyed frequent visits from family with the high point being her annual birthday celebration in January.  This would often involve a party bus and many of her closest relatives and friends attending from all over the country.  During her last years the care and compassion she received from the caregivers of Comforts of Home Care, Hospice of St. Francis and Nancy Kollanda, her nurse, was truly extraordinary.

Funeral services with a celebration of Mary Ann’s life are planned for 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road in Barnesville, Maryland.  Interment will follow at the Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville, Maryland.  Reception will follow at the home of Howard Bodmer, 19600 Beallsville Road in Beallsville, Maryland.  All family and friends are welcome to attend.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of St. Francis, 4875 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL  32940 or to Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD  20839.

Sandra Jo Rachel

Sandra Jo Rachel, 74, formerly of Dickerson, MD passed away on June 5, 2017 at the home of her daughter in Waynesboro, PA.

She was born February 11, 1943. Preceded in death by her late husband Russell Rachel, Sr., who passed away February 12, 2014. Sandra will be greatly missed by her dog Angel.

Sandy is survived by 4 children, Russell Rachel Jr., Lisa Rachel and fiancé Glen Shew, Michaelann Day (Rick), Christopher Rachel (Karen); eleven grandchildren, David Pike, Charles Boxall, Jessica Smoot, Courtney Rachel, James Boxall, Ricky Day Jr., Douglas Rachel, Veronica Rachel, Olivia Shew, Micki Shew and R.T. Lemaster; 9 great grandchildren, Jayce, Lucas, C.J., Parker, Emma, Baylee, Ella, Phoebe, Ace; 2 sisters, Martha Flook, Susie Livingston; 2 brothers, Michael Baker, William Baker and 2 sister-in-law’s, Anna Jane Poole and Louise Bodmer.

Preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Mary Louise, a brother Roland Baker and a great-grandchild Kayla Grace.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed to garden and camp.

She would like to thank her caregivers from SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made the SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Walter J. Stoner

Walter J. Stoner (Walt), 79, of Dickerson, Maryland, passed away, June 13, 2017, at the Med-Star Montgomery Medical Center surrounded by close family and friends following his struggle with several illnesses. He leaves behind his wife of more than 50 years, America (Mecca) (Saca) Stoner; his son, John C. Stoner; daughter, Elizabeth M. (Stoner) Hartman; son-in-laws Richard A. Baxter and Jeffery Hartman; his granddaughter, Aja Amerie Baxter-Stoner; his sister Jackie Sanders; and many other close family and friends.

Walt was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on February 19, 1938, the son of Michael Jerome Stroster and Gladys Marie (Skelley) Stroster.  He was later adopted by J.D. Stoner when his mother remarried after his biological father's death and took the surname, Stoner.  In Walt's early years, he was an altar boy in his local Catholic Church. Walt graduated from Altoona Catholic High School in 1956.  In 1959, he joined the U.S. Navy and became a Corpsman for the Marines.  He received an honorable discharge in 1963 and later served for a short time in the U.S. Coast Guard.  In 1966, he moved to the Washington DC area where he met and later married his devoted wife, Mecca.   He then settled and raised his family in Bethesda, Maryland in 1967.  Walt worked for A&P/Super Fresh Grocery Store as a Diary and Produce Manager and proudly served as long-time Shop Steward for the Local 400 Union. In 1990, Walt and his wife moved to Dickerson, Maryland where they resided and later retired.  Walt and Mecca loved the third chapter of their lives, living together in the peacefulness of the countryside that is steeped in the history that he so loved.  He could often be found sitting happily in his chair, with a cat on his lap and a book in his hand.

Walt had a deep love and respect for all living creatures.  The Stoner household adopted many dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, lizards, hermit crabs, and birds over the years.  Walt also volunteered to help animals at a local shelter, which he greatly enjoyed.  He took great pleasure feeding the local birds and wildlife on his almost five acres of land surrounding his residence. He also leaves behind his beloved cats, Cate and Lily. 

A funeral viewing will be held June 16, at Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville Maryland, followed by a service at St. Mary's Church in Barnesville.  A private burial will be held at a later time.

Lillie V. Connell

Lillie V. Connell, 88, of Seneca, MD, died peacefully on June 15, 2017 at the home of her daughter.

She was the wife of the late Peyton (“Toots”) Connell.

Born on November 26, 1928, in Boyds, MD, Lillie was the daughter of the late John and Agnes (Rogers) Beach.

Surviving is her daughter, Nancy J. Holmes and husband Jerry of Gaithersburg, MD; one brother, Joseph Beach; one sister, Helen Schwartzbeck; one grandson, Mark Norris; three great grandchildren, Rebecca Lillie, Ryan and Kaitlyn Norris and the mother of the great grandchildren, Ana Norris.

Lille was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Family will be receiving friends on Monday June 19th from 1–3 and 6–8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday June 20th at the Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd., Gaithersburg, MD  20878.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  Those wishing to donate rather than providing flowers may contribute to the Darnestown Presbyterian Church.

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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.

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 ( or the American Heart Association (

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).

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 (
Arrangements were made by Hilton Funeral Home.

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.

Frederick 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

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 (

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 (

Sherry Ann 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

James Orien (Jim) 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.

Charles W. Self

Charles W. Self, passed away on Tuesday evening, June 21, 2016, peacefully and quietly at his home in Poolesville, MD after a brief but fierce 10 week battle against pancreatic cancer. He was 69.
Born August 22, 1946 in Birmingham, AL, he was the son of the late Charley Massey and Thelma Pauline (McCombs) Self.
Charles lived in and around Birmingham for much of his life, spending his last 15 years in Poolesville, MD.
He served 6 years in the Coast Guard Reserves and taught vocational school for 10 years in Jefferson County, AL, where he also drove a school bus for 12 years. Charles was a well-accomplished professional dog handler for approximately 30 years, handling many top wining Group, Best in Show and Specialty winners. He exhibited mostly Sporting breeds and specialized in American Cocker Spaniels, which he also bred. After retiring from professional dog handling, he began his dog show judging career of 14 years, becoming an A.K.C. approved judge of Sporting and Hound breeds.
He was a long time member of the Professional Handlers Association and served as an officer and was a member of the American Dog Show Judges. He also belonged to the Chattanooga Cocker Club and the Atlanta Area Cocker Spaniel Specialty Club of Georgia. He was a member and served as an officer in the Birmingham Kennel Club and was a Life Member of the American Spaniel Club.
Charles especially enjoyed judging the Cocker Spaniel Specialty Shows. He enjoyed the game of golf both as a player and spectator. He enjoyed watching sports on television, particularly the Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins, professional tennis, men's college basketball and of course college football…Alabama college football-Roll Tide!
His visits with his family were always appreciated, particularly the mid-winter time spent in Gulf Shores, AL.
He loved his home in Maryland, enjoyed working in his yard, riding his John Deere and even with a longtime involvement with the sport of dog showing, his numerous cats at home captured his heart.
Charles is survived by his devoted wife of 13 years, Linda Wallaesa Self; two sisters, Nettie Sue Hopper and husband Randall of Lawrenceville, GA, Mary Elizabeth Little and husband David of Bremen, AL; his daughter, Lisa Diane Carboni and husband Paul of Hoover, AL; his son, Charles Todd Self and wife Jessica of Helena, AL; his granddaughters, Eva Kate and Mollie Claire Carboni, Ella Katherine Self; nieces and nephews, Terri Sue (Hopper) Jackson and husband Randall of Dacula, GA, Randy Hopper of Lawrenceville, David Webster Little and wife Paula of Beaumont, TX, Jill (Little) Crumpton and husband Dan of Warrior, AL and 10 great nieces and great nephews.
He is also survived by his former wives, Diane Gilbert and Nancy Pepper.
Services will be held on Monday July 11, 2016, at the Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, 2029 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 35071 with the family receiving friends at 2 pm and memorial services starting at 3 pm. Inurnment will follow in Morris Cemetery, Morris, AL.
Donations in the memory of Charles Self can be made to the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Rd., Beallsville, MD 20839 (, Autism Society of Alabama, 4217 Dolly Ridge Rd., Birmingham, AL 35243 ( or a charity of your choice.

Forrest "Tommy" Ward

Forrest "Tommy" Ward, 87 of Frederick, died on June 26, 2016 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
He was the husband of the late Hazel D. Ward, who predeceased him in 2008.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, on August 19, 1928, he was the son of the late Arthur and Hazel Agnes Ward. He was also predeceased by his 4 brothers and a sister, Harry, Hazel, Barney, Frank and recently James from Westminster. Surviving are his son, Clifford Shifflett from Brunswick, sister, Mary Yates from Boyds and brother, William Ward from Williamsport, along with many nieces and nephews.
Forrest served in the Philippines during WWII and was an active member of the Frederick County AMVETS Frederick Post #2 and the local VFW. He worked for the Montgomery County Public Works Department until he retired in 1980. Later he worked for JJ Mulldoon and Washington Carpet until he and his wife moved to Frederick in 2001. Tommy really enjoyed his family and friends in Whittier, where he resided for the past 15 years. He will be missed by all.
The family will be receiving friends from 5-8 pm on July 1, 2016 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD ( where funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM.
Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.
In Lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to Hospice of Frederick County (

Luz M. Quiñones

Luz "Lucy" M. Quiñones, 63, of Poolesville, MD, died on June 29, 2016.
She was the wife of Eduardo Quiñones.
Born on July 12, 1952 in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Herminio and Maria Robles.
Besides her husband she leaves one son, Eduardo Quiñones, Jr., her brothers and sisters, Gloria Maria Borrero, Ada Maria Borrero, Jose Adan Robles, Jose Fernando Robles, Jose Eli Robles, Maria Milagros. Robles, Maria Del Carmen Robles, Maria Basilisa Robles, Maria De Los Angeles Robles and one grandchild, Cayley Reina Quiñones.
She was preceded in death by her son, Carlos J. Quiñones and one brother, Jose Herminio Borrero.
Family will be receiving friends on Tuesday July 5 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday July 6 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

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