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Den Ricketts, Jr.

Den Ricketts, Jr., 37, of Bethesda, MD, passed away on October 7, 2021.

Born on October 18, 1983 in MD, he was the son to Paul Daniel Ricketts, Sr. and Sandra Irene Miller.

Along with his parents, Den was survived by his siblings; Ashley Gudelsky, Parker Ricketts, Joey Lyons and Jessica Miller.

The family will be receiving friends for a celebration of Paul’s life at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, on Wednesday, October 13th from 6:00-8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Montgomery County Humane Society, MCHS Honor/Memorial Department, 601 South Stonestreet Avenue,

Rockville, MD 20850.

Bilyie L. Luhn

Bilyie Louise Luhn, 89, of Beallsville, MD, passed away at home on October 6, 2021. 

Born on August 9, 1932 in Poolesville, MD, Bilyie was the daughter of the late Maynard Clark Luhn, Sr and Eula Lee Wynne. She was preceded in death by her brother, Maynard Clark Luhn, Jr. 

She is survived by her sister-in-law Arlene Norris Luhn of Poolesville, MD; a nephew Kevin Luhn of Hagerstown, MD; two nieces, Ellen Luhn Williams, (Ed) of Beallsville, MD, Laura Luhn Hiatt, (Rodger) of Elk, WA; three great nieces, Lara Saylor (Ryan), Megan Malik, and April Kroboth (Brent); one great-great nephew, Zain Malik; and two great-great nieces Kaycee Saylor, and Aleena Malik. 

Bilyie was an avid NY Yankees fan, and a long time season ticket holder for the Washington FT. 

A memorial service will be held 11AM on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Barnesville  Baptist Church, 17917 Barnesville Rd Barnesville, MD 20838.

Marguerite "Maggie" Paulette Poole

Marguerite “Maggie” Paulette Poole, 91, of Dickerson, MD, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021 at home.Born on April 3, 1930 in Marseille, France, she was the daughter of the late Alexandre Marius Giraud and Marie Emilie Francon.She was a war bride and on July 5, 1954 became the loving wife to the late Willson Clark Poole, Jr.Maggie is survived by her daughter, Mimi Schultze (Stephen), three grandchildren; Ryan Claus Schultze (Kaley), Nicolas Alexander Schultze (Aislinn), Clarke Gordon Schultze (Jillian) and one great-grandchild; Calvin Nolan Schultze.She belonged to St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she expressed her love of music and sang in the choir.A special thank you to her caregivers for their dedication and support during her final years.The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, October 21st from 10:00-11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838 where a Mass will follow at 11:00 AM. Both visitation and mass will be held outside. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. Proceeding interment, refreshments will be served atthe family farm.In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Choir, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD 20838.

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Geraldine E. Boswell

Geraldine E. Boswell, 74, of Gaithersburg, MD, passed away on October 18, 2021.

She was the loving wife to the late James E. Boswell.

Born on June 21, 1947 in Frederick, MD, she was the daughter of the late Melvin R. and Mildred M. (Covell) Burdette.

Geraldine is survived by one daughter; Kristin M. Boswell, two grandchildren; Quincy J. Boswell & Brianna N. Boswell-Rowe. Two brothers; Wayne Burdette (Sue) and Larry Burdette (Lisa). A Sister-in-Law; Louise Burdette (David), Two brothers-in-law; Charlie Boswell (Norine) and Larry Boswell (Kathy). A very special “Son”, Rodney Carter. Along with many nieces, nephews, close friends and co-workers who became family.

Geraldine was a devoted employee at Legal & General in Urbana MD & after 54 years, retired in January of 2020.  Geraldine loved her family & friends with all her heart. She was extremely caring, giving, and kind and to know her was to love her.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, October 25th at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 26th at Darnestown Presbyterian Church, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Graveside to follow in church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to American Cancer Society.

Steven L. Hawkins, Jr

Steven L. Hawkins, Jr., 51, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on October 23, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He courageously battled cancer for 11 years, facing every day with grace, humor, and determination to not let cancer beat him down.  Steve was an Army Veteran who bravely served in Desert Storm and loved his family with his entire being. He loved movies, music, and riding his motorcycle with his beautiful wife as his travel companion.  He worked tirelessly throughout his illness, and if you didn’t know him, you would have never known he was sick.  He never complained about having cancer and he would only use cancer if he could make a funny and/or disgusting joke around it.  There were many times when laughter was the best medicine. 

Born on September 30, 1970, in Silver Spring, Maryland, he was the son of Steven Larry Hawkins and Gerry Ann (Lohmeyer) Hiller.

Steve was survived by his parents Steve Hawkins (Jackie) and Gerry Hiller (Andy) and by his loving wife of 32 years; Kimberlee Hawkins, their four children; Tiffanie Hawkins (Rob Webb), Steven Hawkins III (Amber), Heather Leatherman (Nathan), Jessica Grace Hawkins, siblings; Kimberly Wade (Curtis), Brian Hawkins (Shonna), Jason Hawkins (Shannon), Kimberly Watson (Bryan), Stephanie Roberts (Scott), four grandchildren; Madison, Justin, Colt, Audree and many nieces and nephews.

Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents; Richard and June Milbourne, grandparents; Richard and Peggy Lohmeyer, grandfather; Ray Hawkins, uncle; Daniel Hawkins and niece; Liberty Ray Vieson.

Steve was a member of the VFW Post 7842 of Linesville, PA, American Legion Post 295 of Germantown, MD, Sheet Metal Workers Local 100 Washington D.C and he was one of the founding sponsors of The National Museum of the US Army.

The family will be receiving family and friends for a Celebration of Life on November 6, 2021 from noon- 4:00 PM at the Poolesville Baptist Church Gymnasium, 17550 W Willard Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837. The Celebration of Life is set to begin at noon with presentation of military honors to take place around 1:00 PM.  Steve had previously discussed his desire for people attending, to come as they are, please don’t feel the need to dress up. We are coming together to celebrate a life well lived, a life filled with love. Prior to the service Steves’s last motorcycle ride will take place, rain or shine. Steve’s ashes will be escorted by his son-in law Nathan on Steve’s motorcycle from Frederick to Poolesville.  Any riders interested in honoring Steve on this ride can meet at FSK Sears parking lot at 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick MD at 11:00 AM on November 6. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or Wounded Warrior Project.

Richard ‘Dick’ Denton Ernst

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Richard ‘Dick’ Denton Ernst, 71, passed away Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at the Boyds Presbyterian Church.  Dick was a native of Maryland and a resident of Germantown, MD.  He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Juanita May Ernst; children Tanya Christensen and husband Jon, Lynnel Ernst, Tammy Ernst; sister Kathy Swedland, and brothers Butch Ernst and Roger Ernst; grandchildren Calvin, Larissa, Jon, Jenna, Jacob and great-grandchildren Michael, Violet and Jaxton. Dick is preceded in death by his father George, mother Erma and step-father Pete; brothers Chuckie, Dot, Jack, Tommy.


Dick worked in the construction industry as a foreman, punch-out and general handy-man.  He was skilled at carpentry, drywall and plumbing.  He could fix just about anything.  His efforts to restore the various properties of the Boyds Presbyterian Church kept him busy in is retired years.  


Dick had many hobbies including visiting and researching lighthouses across America, bible study, crossword puzzles, flea market sales, NASCAR and reading.  He was happy to root for and watch the Washington Nationals win the baseball world series.  For 21 years he led the team that prepared and ran an annual charity Halloween Haunted House at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in West Virginia. All proceeds were donated to Santa’s Workshop as well as other local services.  He worked for months prior to the event scheming up and constructing the next big scary thing.


Dick was a member of the Boyds Presbyterian Church for 47 years and served on the board of trustees for many of them.  He was instrumental in the efforts to repair the stained-glass windows and the installation of air conditioning.  His recent accomplishment renovation of the church Manse.


A celebration of Dick’s life will be presented by his family and the church at a date yet to be determined.  Details will be published on the Boyds Presbyterian Church website or Facebook page.


The family wishes to thank all of those who have reached out to pass along their thoughts, prayers and stories of Dick.  He was a character and a well-liked and very loved man. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s name to the Boyds Presbyterian Church with specific direction that they be designated for building maintenance and repairs, 19901 White Ground Rd, Boyds, MD 20841; (301) 540-2544

Robert (Bob) Richard Coleman

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Robert (Bob) Richard Coleman, 71, of Montgomery Village, MD, passed away on October 25, 2020 of Covid-19.  He was the loving husband of 45 years to Kate Coleman.

Born on October 17, 1949 in Bethesda, Maryland, he was the son of the late Richard Everett and Helen (Angelow) Coleman. 

Surviving along with his spouse, Kate, are their children:  Suzanne Barbieri, husband David, Michael Coleman, wife Erin; one sister, Sharon Hyde, husband Ron; brother-in-law Wynn Poole, wife Nancy; three grandchildren, Emma Barbieri, Chloe Barbieri, Isla Coleman; two nieces, Jennifer Hyde, Kim Lutz  and one nephew James Poole

Bob retired from the Federal Government after 35 years as a graphic designer.  He earned his undergraduate degree and his Master of Fine Arts degree from The George Washington University.  He was also a professor at The George Washington University and the University of Maryland, where he taught computer graphics, web design, photography, and other courses in the Communication Department.  He was a beloved teacher, mentor, and friend to many of his students. 

Bob also gave back to his community, serving for seventeen years as the president of the Montgomery Village Sports Association, and coaching baseball and fast pitch softball. 

He enjoyed dining with family and friends on Friday nights at local restaurants where one could always see Bob sitting at the head of the table, relishing in the banter. 

Bob’s passion was photography and he and Kate would spend hours walking around Washington, DC, Annapolis, ocean boardwalks, and charming towns where he took fabulous photographs.  Family and friends cherish his fine art photography, and many have his work prominently displayed in their homes.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, November 7th from 1-4 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD  20838.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bob Coleman Scholarship fund.  See above. 

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Howard E. Whisman

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Howard Eugene "Jinx" Whisman of Dickerson, MD, passed away on October 26, 2020 at home.

Born in Maryland on March 13, 1942 to the late Frank William and Annie L. (Harrison) Whisman.

Howard is survived by his best friend and companion of 27 years, Annabelle "Piggy" Davidson and her three children; Annabelle E. Davidson of Brunswick, Evelyn Rowland of Hagerstown, Ricky Davidson, Jr. and wife Katie of Brunswick. He is also survived by Annabelle’s grandchildren; Kelly Hottinger, Carter Hottinger, Joshua Corl, Thomas Corl, Zachary Rowland and Ashlee Davidson.

Also surviving are two sisters; Frances Johnson of Westminster, Nancy Smith of West Virginia, one brother; Albert Whisman and wife Della of New York; a special brother-in-law, Floydie Degrange of Frederick along with many nieces and nephews. 

Howard was predeceased by siblings; Frank W. Whisman, Jr., Carl Edward, Helen Marie Degrange, Henry Ray, David Lee, Wayne Douglas  and Annabelle’s granddaughter, Meghan Davidson in June of 2020.

As per Howard's wishes he will be cremated.  

Kyra T. Sosna

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Kyra Tamara Sosna, 51, of Poolesville, MD, passed away on October 30, 2020 at home.

She was the loving wife and best friend to Ronald Sosna. 

Born on September 3, 1969 on Long Island, she was the daughter of Ralph B. and the late Christine (Des Fontaines) Draves. 

Along with her husband and father, Kyra is survived by her two daughters; Alexandra and Camden. Kyra lived for her daughters and loved her Sweet Pea and Boogey with all her heart. 

Throughout her Fight, Kyra showed strength, honesty, humor, determination and grace. She continued to live life to its fullest.

She was predeceased by one brother; Alexander Draves. 

Kyra was a Director of Revenue Accounting for Marriott International and was a Washington & Lee University Alumni. 

She held her friends dear to her heart and in her passing, her family is grateful for the love and support that they have provided.

In consideration of family members living in France and Belgium and due to the Covid-19 crisis, a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to the Foundation for Women's Cancer (230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 710 ,Chicago, Illinois 60606) or the Gift of Life House (401 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19123)

Mary Jane Lambert (Wright)

Mary Jane Lambert (Wright), 84, of Damascus, MD passed away on October 9, 2019.         

Mary was the loving wife to the late William Wesley Lambert, Sr.                                          

Born on March 4, 1935, in Damascus, MD, she was the loving daughter to Leslie Eugene  and Gertrude Mae (Beall) Wright.                                                                                                    

Mary was survived by her three daughters; Dorothy "Sissy" Baugher, Barbara Warthen, Phyllis Lambert, all of Damascus; six grandchildren, Jason Baugher of Damascus, Gary "Tink" Warthen and wife, Stephanie of Woodsboro, Jennifer Tressler and husband, Aaron of Union Bridge, Leslie Gibson and husband, Hugh "Jr" of Hagerstown, Ashley Kitts and fiance, Daniel Rainwater of Woodsboro, Devin Thompson of Damascus and nine great-grandchildren, Wesley, Austin "AJ" and Shane Warthen; Noah and Lily Tressler; Kasey, Kylee and Jacob Gibson and Nicholas "Nicky" Rainwater. She was also survived and adored by numerous nieces and nephews.      

Mary was preceded in death by  one son, William Wesley Lambert, Jr. and five brothers; Earl, Elwood, Marvin, Bernard and Donald Wright.                                                                      

Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 13th, from 3-5 PM, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD 20838, where funeral services will be celebrated at 11 AM on Monday, October 14th. Interment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839. Pall bearers are; Jason Baugher, Gary "Tink" Warthen, Hugh "Jr" Gibson, Aaron Tressler, Daniel Rainwater and Wesley Warthen.                 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County.

Jane Augusta Leaman Norris Dassen

Jane Augusta Leaman Norris Dassen left this life to enter her eternal rest on Sunday, October 20, 2019.  She died at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on the family farm on Clopper Road on March 3, 1939, the firstborn of John and Idella Leaman.  She attended Germantown Elementary School and Gaithersburg High School.  Her marriage to Kirk Norris produced four children:  Kirk, Tina, David, and Margaret Ann.  Some years after being divorced from Kirk, she married Henri Dassen.         

She worked at various jobs to provide for her family, ending her career as a logistics administrator for Fairchild Communications.                                                                                                                                    

Jane was blessed with many talents.  She was a musician, a baker, a cake decorator, a seamstress.  She did oil painting, hooked rugs, crocheted prayer shawls, and created various styles of hats for cancer patients as well as hats for her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great nieces and great nephews.  She provided the music for Boyds Presbyterian Church (organ, piano, and choir director) for some 58 years.  One churchgoer summed it up by saying that Jane had a glorious career—that she was a music genius whose music had been enjoyed by generations—that no one could ever match her contribution or her dedication.  Jane took great pride in selecting anthems that were suitable to the church’s liturgical calendar.                                                                  She was generous to a fault—always giving of herself and of her handiwork.  None of us will ever know how many lives she has touched.                                                                                                                        

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henri, her daughter Margaret Ann, and her grandson Joshua.  She is survived by her two sons, Kirk and David, her daughter Tina, and their families, which includes numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her six siblings:  Margaret, John, Bill, Dan, Trish, and Denise.                                                                                                            

A celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Thursday, October 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109) in Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).  The service will be officiated by her lifelong friend/brother, Kenneth (Jerry) Greene.                                                                                      

Interment will follow in Boyds Presbyterian Church Cemetery.                                                                          

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850 (montgomeryhospice.org), or to your favorite charity.                            

Her family sincerely thanks Jane’s friends for being constant . . . for coming to visit and for sending well wishes.

Juana E. Campos

It is with great sadness that the family of Juana E. Campos announces the passing of a great women. Born in Mulchen, Chile in 1937 she migrated to the United States where she met her Husband of 56 years. In her passing she leaves behind her Husband Carlos, her daughter Patricia Moore (Roland) and son Patricio Campos (Monica). She thoroughly enjoyed creating mischief with her grandchildren David Campos (Jessica), Katherine Moore, Rachel Allen, and Danielle Campos. She also leaves behind a precious great-grandchild Barrett Campos. Observing her wishes there will be no services held. The family thanks you for your love and support. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.

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Pamela “Pam” A. King

Pamela “Pam” A. King, 52, of Frederick, MD, passed away October 1, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones.  She was the loving wife of Jeffrey King to whom she was married for 15 years. 

Born June 26, 1966 in Bethesda MD, she was the devoted daughter of Allen and Nancy (Hall) Mertig.

In addition to her husband and parents she is survived by three children, Joseph McElroy, Mike King, Sean O’Neil; and her daughter in spirit, Chloe; one sister, Kathy Doyle; two brothers, Tom and Dan Mertig; father and mother-in-law, James and Betty Salisbury; three grandchildren, Ryleigh, Gabriel, and Aaleyah along with nieces and nephews; Samantha, Cece, Lexi, Michael, John and Matt as well as a great niece Everly.  

Pam had a heart of gold and was always giving to others.  She loved bowling, fishing, reading, music of all kinds and singing. 

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday October 7th from 3-5PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Monday, October 8th at 11AM.

Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to the James M. Stockman Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD  https://4576b.thankyou4caring.org/ and select “James M. Stockman Cancer Institute”. 

​David Howard Crockett

David Howard Crockett, from Germantown, MD passed peacefully surrounded by family and was called to heavenly glory with our Lord on Monday, October 1, 2018.  

Born on December 1, 1942 in Frederick, MD to Katherine Deal and Thomas Whitfield Crockett, Jr., David spent much of his childhood in Washington Grove and traveling to be with family in Richmond, VA.  

Davy graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 1960 and served in the Army shortly after during the Vietnam Era at the Panama Canal Zone.  David began his career at David Taylor Model Basin and worked as a computer specialist. He continued on the information technology path working for FEMA and ended his career serving at the Pentagon for the National Guard.

David’s deep, loud laugh and lighthearted humor will be dearly missed.  He was a loving husband, father, Pop Pop, father-in-law, and brother. Davy lived most of his retirement enjoying serenity on the water-fishing, strumming his 6 string, and picking crabs at his York River cottage and vacationing in Virginia Beach.  He enjoyed his off season time in MD with his large family and designated himself the on call “Manny” for his 3 grandsons.

David is survived by his wife of 54 years, Naomi Crockett, sisters Joyce C. Mullineaux, Gera Lee Peterson, and Rose M. Thompson, daughter Christina L. Jenkins and son in law Andrew Jenkins, & grandsons Mason, Colton, and Ashton.  Above all, Davy was devoted to his family whom he loved and lived for wholeheartedly.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 15th at 2pm at Messiah Lutheran Church followed by a Celebration of Life at The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek in Germantown, Maryland.  The family requests that a memorial donation in David’s honor be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief in lieu of flowers.

Ralph L. “Joe” Fink

Ralph L. “Joe” Fink, 80, of Randallstown, MD, formerly of Boyds, MD, died on October 5, 2018.

Born on January 16, 1938, he was the son of the late Talmage Matthew and Pearl Leola (Webster) Fink.

Joe loved collecting almost anything, especially locks and keys.  The family would like to thank all his caregivers at the ARC of Baltimore, especially Ms. Donna, Will, and Alfred who have cared for him the longest.

Surviving are three sisters, Sharon Diane True, Debbie and Pattie Poole and one brother, John Kleep.   Joe was preceded in death by five brothers, Paul, Talmadge, Harold, Otha, Lloyd and Robert Fink and two sisters, Shirley Wills Fink. Donna Smith. He leaves many nieces, nephews,

Joe was quite a character collecting locks, keys, anything that caught his eye.  For years he picked up trash off of the many roads he walked throughout the Boyds and Clarksburg areas only for the county trash people to complain because he was making work for them.  Joe loved to play checkers and only a very few could beat him at the game.  He also liked shooting dice with his friends and family and catching snakes.  Joe was a unique and very colorful character. 

Memorial services will be held at 1 PM on Saturday October 13 at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation (epilepsy.com).

Elizabeth Pack Mansfield

Elizabeth Pack Mansfield died Thursday morning, October 11, 2018 following a difficult year facing cancer. She was born June 1, 1970 in Provo, Utah and lived her first few years in Orem, Utah, and then in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She graduated with the Los Alamos High Class of '88, and went on to study molecular biology, receiving a BS from Brigham Young University and an MS from Johns Hopkins University. She served as a missionary in southern Germany and Austria for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991-1993, and she married on August 18, 1994. She made her homes as a married woman in Baltimore; Los Angeles; Livonia, Michigan; Damascus, Maryland; and North Potomac, Maryland from 2009 until her death.

Two of her life-long interests were soccer and music. She competed on her high school and college's teams, joined with adult recreational leagues in LA and Michigan, and coached several children's teams. Everywhere she lived, she was a violinist in a school or community orchestra, including the Frederick Symphony Orchestra 2008-2017. She felt a responsibility as a musician to not become someone who used to play, to teach, and to organize performances, sometimes drawing in people who had lost touch with the musical part of their lives.

She is survived by her husband John R. Mansfield; her six children Anson John, Joseph Abraham, Samuel Allen, John Robert III, Michael Elijah and Miriam Elizabeth. Also her parents Russell T Pack and Marion Myrth Hassell Pack of Los Alamos; her sister Miriam Pack of Peoria, AZ; and her five brothers John (Sharee) of Flint, MI; Nathan (Mary Lynn) of Las Cruces, NM; Allen (widower of Erin K) of Centennial, CO; Quinn (Erin Marie) of Ellington, CT; and Howard (Whitney) of Cortez, CO.

The family will be receiving friends from 8:30-10:30AM on Saturday, October 20th in the Kentlands chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 16 Kent Gardens Cir, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. On behalf of Elizabeth, flowers may be sent to Hilton Funeral Home on Friday, October 19th or in lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to WBJC, the Baltimore radio station broadcasting classical music.

Edward "Ed" Lykins

Edward "Ed" Lykins, 76, of Germantown, MD, passed away on October 15, 2018.

Mr. Lykins Jr. was born on November 4, 1941 to Edward Lykins Sr. and Mary Katherine Lykins, and grew up in Richmond, Kentucky.

Ed was an Army Vietnam Veteran and settled in Maryland. Throughout his adult life he worked his way up in sales, entrepreneurship, and in the Assisted Living field as Director of Facility Management.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Lykins; one sister, Patricia Ison (Jack) of Richmond KY; one brother, James Lykins (Beulah) of Taylor Mill, KY; three children, Kevin Dols (Sharon) of Elkridge, Kristine Fessenden (Eric) of Poolesville, Beth Ann Spaulding of Virginia. Ed leaves many grandchildren whom he loved and enjoyed very much. 

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Luke's Wings; www.lukeswings.org    

James R. “Jimmy” Morningstar

James R. “Jimmy” Morningstar, 88, of Boonsboro, MD, formerly of Bethesda and Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on October 29, 2018.He was the loving husband of Barbara.Born on November 18, 1929, in Barnesville, MD, he was the son of the late Hazel and Claudia (Jamison) Morningstar.Jimmy served in the United States Army from 1955 – 1957.Surviving besides his wife Barbara is one daughter, Patti Littleton and husband Bear; two sisters, Edith Blackburn, May Spong; two sons Jimmy never had, Dwayne Henson and Jay Turner and Patti’s brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Denise Littleton.A special thanks to Jimmy’s caregivers, Nicole and Keisha for the wonderful and loving carethey gave to him.Graveside services and inurnment will take place at 11 AM, on Saturday November 3, at the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, 11901 Bethesda Church Rd., Damascus, MD.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County or the Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Service.

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Daniel Edward True

Daniel Edward True, 67, of Boyds, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

He was the loving husband to Sharon Diane True.

Born on April 22, 1950, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William Frances and Mary Ellen (Dalrymple) True.

Danny served his country in the United States Navy.  He ran his own Roofing and Construction business for over 40 yrs. and he loved the West Virginian cabin and river where he hoped to retire.  He loved fishing, dancing and telling jokes at any chance he got, always the life of any party.

Surviving along with this wife is one son Zachary True; two sisters, Judy Ellis of Boonsboro, MD, Donna Magrogan of South Carolina and five grandchildren, Isaac, Victoria, Joshua, Katherine and Abigail. He is also survived by his nephew, Tim Magrogan and niece, Mary Barger along with many nieces and nephews on his wife’s side of the family.

A memorial service will take place at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com) on Tuesday, October 10th at 2 PM.   Inurnment in Arlington Cemetery will follow at a later date

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to either the American Heart Association (heart.org) or Montgomery County Humane Society (no kill) (mchumane.org).

Michael Thomas Sutherland

Michael Thomas Sutherland, 75, of Tuscarora, MD, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

He was the loving husband to Patricia Sutherland.

Born on July 20, 1942 in Mayfield, KY, he was the son of the late Mary Ruth Carrico.

Mike was active in the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, The Lions Club and was a volunteer and member of the Holy Name Society at St. Mary’s Church. He loved spending time with his family. Mike was an ardent golfer and took great joy in farming and caring for his horses.

Surviving along with this wife are two children, David Sutherland of Washington, Stacia Underberg of Maryland; and four grandchildren, Kathryn and Ian Sutherland and AJ and Owen Underberg.

Mike was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Kristen.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where a memorial mass will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Inurnment to follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (parkinsonfoundation.org).

Howard Gilbert Hickey

Howard Gilbert Hickey, 84, of Germantown, MD, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017.

He was the loving husband to the late Lona Lee Hickey.

Born on February 19, 1933 in Knoxville, TN, he was the son of the late Carl Hickey and Lucille Mae Troutman.

Surviving are his three children, Howard G. Hickey, Jr. (Jackie), Brenda L. Ricketts (Ronnie), Carl S. Hickey; two grandchildren, Ronald Ricketts (Francisca), John Hickey and two great grandchildren, Nina and Sofia Ricketts.

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

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens, 12800 Veirs Mill Rd, Rockville, MD.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (stjude.org).


Patricia “Patti” E. Watkins

Patricia “Patti” E. Watkins, 76, of Knoxville, MD, formerly of Poolesville, MD, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday October 13, 2017.

She was the wife of Lawrence “Larry” F. Watkins, whom she married on June 18, 1960.

Born on March 11, 1941, in Olney, MD, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Alice (Duley) Mills.

Patti graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 1959 and worked for the CIA after high school during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  She worked for 47 years at Summit Hall Turf Farm and was co-owner of Colony Supply Center for 30 years.  Patti was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Poolesville where she served as a Stephen Ministry Leader.  She was also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in Montgomery County, MD.

Surviving besides her husband are three children, Jeffery D. Watkins and wife Cindy of Eldersburg, MD, Lisa F. Watkins of Dillon, CO, Douglas W. Watkins and wife Candace of Poolesville; seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday October 17th from 5-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday October 18th at the Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville.  A reception will follow.

Interment will take place at 11 AM on Thursday October 19th at the Jefferson Reformed Cemetery, Jefferson, MD.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Patti’s name to Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837 or Frederick County Hospice (hospiceoffrederick.org).

Thomas John McAllister

Thomas John McAllister, 83, of Darnestown, MD passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017.
He was the loving and devoted husband to Grace Ann McAllister.
Surviving along with his wife are is brother, Robert McAllister of New Haven, CT, four
children, Thomas M. McAllister, of Clarksburg, MD, Joseph McAllister of New Market,
Maryland, Daniel McAllister of Lancaster, PA, and Lynda Rivera of Burke, VA; 14
grandchildren, Kevin, Andrew, Matthew, Mary Grace, Meghan, Kelly, Patrick, Thomas, Luke,
Casey, and Katherine McAllister, and William and Elizabeth Knapp, Isabella Rivera and two
great grandchildren, Savannah and Magnolia McAllister.
Born on June 13, 1934, in Scranton, PA, Thomas was the oldest of four children of the late Mary
and Thomas McAllister.
In his early years, Thomas was an active member of the church serving as an alter server at St.
Ann’s Parish in Scranton, PA. He was an excellent student and was given the superlative
“Tinker Tom” by his graduating class; a nickname that stuck with him the rest of his life. He
also spend many years as a Boy Scout dedicated to serving his community. After graduation
from St. Ann’s High School, Thomas enlisted in the United States Army in the summer of 1952
serving during the Korean War as part of the Signal Corps. He received several metals of honor
to include: The National Defense Service Metal, United Nations Service Metal, Korean Service
Metal, and The Good Conduct Medal. During his time in the Army, Thomas met his wife, Grace
McAloon, on New Year’s Eve, 1955 and they were married later that year at St. John’s Catholic
Church in Scranton, PA.
After their marriage and while waiting for the birth of their second child, Thomas joined IBM in
September 1957 as a field engineering student at the IBM Command Control Center where he
was at the cutting edge of the commercial computer industry. He took pride in his work leaving
behind a legacy of impactful projects such as the CityNet program, for which he was the lead
network engineer designing the computer network system for the City of New York. Over the
years, his expertise and reputation in the computer industry earned him many awards and
accolades. He retired from Boeing Computer Services at the age of 62.
Thomas was an avid angler spending many patient hours teaching his children and grandchildren
how to fish. He also loved and supported the Boston Red Sox even before they were a winning
He was a quiet and loving man who was dedicated to his family and friends. He will be deeply
missed by many.

The family will be holding a memorial mass on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 11:00 AM to
12:00 PM at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Avenue,

Poolesville, MD 20837. Inurnment to follow at the Monocacy Cemetery; 19801 West Hunter
Road, Beallsville, MD 20839.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations go to Casey House: Montgomery Hospice
https://www.montgomeryhospice.org/donate-support/how- donate.

Howard F. Carter Jr. “Humboy”

Howard F. Carter Jr. “Humboy”, 86, of Monterey, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Signature Healthcare of Putnam County.  

Howard was born on August 13, 1931, in Darnestown, Maryland, to the late Howard Fendon Sr. and Jessie Jarboe Carter.

Howard was a firefighter for 25 years in Bethesda, Maryland, serving as lieutenant. He also went on to be Commander with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office of Florida.

Howard is survived by his wife of 68 years, Kathryn N. Jordan Carter of Monterey, TN.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Glenda Simmons of Cookeville, TN, Karen Gentry (Paul) of Monterey, TN; one son, Gary F. Carter (Sharon) of Greenbank, WV; six Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Pier of Frederick, MD and one brother, Robert Carter of Gettysburg, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Nicholson.

Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 3-8 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD where funeral services will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1PM.

Interment to follow at Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Maria Victoria Karpathy

Maria Victoria Karpathy was  born February 8, 1938 in Perkupa Hungary to Lajos and Maria Keller.  Her father was lost in the war and youngest sister died at the age of 5.  At the age of ten she almost lost her own life due to rheumatic fever.  All this adversity cultivated a strong bond between  Maria, her brother Lajos and their young widowed mother.

At the end of the 1956 Hungarian uprising, an 18 year old Maria, along with her husband, six month old son, her mother and brother fled their native country and emigrated to the United States.  It was in New York City where she went to a vocational school and studied bookkeeping.  When she became an American citizen she took on the middle name of Victoria and became Vicky in her new found home. 

Victoria showed her strength in spirit and perseverance when she became a single mom and had to support her family.  She continued learning and advanced in her career to become a comptroller at Agricultural Development Council, one of the Rockefeller Foundations.  When the company moved to Arkansas she chose to relocate to Maryland to be near family and started her own business, a group home for Alzheimer patients.  The business became Victoria Home.  She came to love her new found calling and established  a reputation for quality care in a setting that became home to her beloved residents.  She came to think of them and their families as an extension of her own family.

Vicky loved the opera, politics, gardening and collecting porcelain.  She was a proud American.  She grew in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior, and took much strength from it as she battled illness in her final weeks of life.

Vicky is survived by her son, Stephen Karpathy, His wife Edith, their four children and 8 grandchildren; her daughter Anita and husband Timothy, along with their three daughters and two grandchildren.  Also her brother Lajos Keller and his wife Agnes and their adult children Angelika and Edward, their spouses and children.

The family will receive friends on November 3, 2017 from 1-2 PM at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville where funeral service will follow at 2 PM. Interment to take place at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD.

Janet Cameron Hagan

Janet Cameron Hagan, 75, of Lewes, DE went to be with the Lord on October

29th, 2017 at Anne Arundel Medical Center after suffering Sudden Cardiac Arrest

one week prior. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends all week

and passed peacefully with her children by her side.

Born on January 29th, 1942, Janet was the daughter of the late John R. “Jack”

and Jeannette Cameron (Dryburgh) Spates. She was raised in Comus, MD and

graduated from Poolesville High School in 1960. Subsequently, she attended St.

Mary’s College of Maryland. In 1965, Janet married Robert Gordon Hagan. They

lived in Kingston, NY for a number of years before returning to Comus. In

addition to raising her children, Janet worked for the Montgomery County

Agricultural Center volunteering countless hours while there. For two years she

was the President of the Maryland Association of Fairs and Expositions.

After Gordon’s death, Janet bought a home with her college friend Susan in

Severna Park. There she worked for Long & Foster as the Executive Assistant to

the Regional Vice President until her retirement, at which time they moved to

Lewes, DE. She loved the ocean and her Nassau Grove community, where she

was active and made great friends. She enjoyed attending parties in the

community, playing Bunco and Bocce, doing crafts, and looking out for her

neighbors, as they in turn looked out for her. She enjoyed traveling, painting,

reading, watching football and spending time with family and friends. She looked

forward to her February in Florida and her yearly trip to Maine with the “camping

girls.” Janet was proud of her Scottish heritage and loved America. She was a

patriot who was always ready to defend her country and her beliefs.

She is survived by her two children, her son Scott Cameron Hagan of Lexington,

KY and daughter Geraldine Kellie and son-in-law Stephen Taylor of Olney, MD.

She was “Yay-Yay” to three granddaughters– Ashley Nicole, Heather Marie and

Katlyn Grace Taylor of Olney, MD and one grandson, Justin Cameron Hagan of

Lexington, KY. She also leaves behind her lifelong friends Barbara Lynne

“Darling” (Allnutt) Cushman and Mason Gray, dear friend Carolyn Martinez, her

loving dog Mugzee and countless others who called her Aunt Jan, Mom and


She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Gordon Hagan, brother Roger

W. Spates, sister Geraldine “Geri” (Spates) Smith, and her dear friend Susan


Family and friends are invited to gather for a Celebration of Life on Thursday,

Nov. 16 at Unity by the Bay (4 Pointless Forest Trail, Annapolis MD 21409).

Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Jude’s

Children’s Research Hospital.

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William L. Lincoln

William L. Lincoln of Potomac, MD, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at the age of 93.
William is lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Lincoln; three children, Sarah Ashley and husband Dave of Dickerson, David Lincoln of Gaithersburg, Jennifer DeRosa and husband Bob of Ocean View, NJ; four grandchildren, Sirisha Ashley, Matthew Ashley, Joshua Ashley and Timothy DeRosa.
The memorial service will be held at Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Rd, Potomac, MD on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Inurnment to follow at Potomac Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854.

Kathryn Marian Harvill Moore

Kathryn Marian Harvill Moore passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Genesis HeathCare - Shady Grove Center in Rockville, MD.
Born on February 8, 1925 in Everett, PA, and raised in Staunton, VA, Kathryn was the daughter of the late Robert Warren and Kathryn Miller Harvill.
She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton, VA. After high school, she moved to the Washington, D.C. area where she attended the Institute of Art in Washington, D.C and was a secretary at the U.S Department of Agricultural Research Center and later, cashiered for the GSI Cafeteria at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.
She was a devoted wife to the late Harry M. Moore, Jr. for nearly 50 years.
Kathryn prided herself on her faith. In the late 1950's, she became one of the first five lay persons to teach the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for the Archdiocese of Washington DC. 
She had a wonderful talent and passion for painting, sewing, and playing the piano. She was an adoring mother to her two sons. 
Surviving are her two sons, David Moore (Verna Koshute Moore) of Monrovia, MD, and Daniel Moore (Mary Sheila Malaluan Moore), of Gaithersburg, MD; brother, Robert W. Harvill, Jr. (Becky Harvill) of Staunton, VA and four grandchildren, Kelly Orwig-Moore (Jeannine Orwig-Moore), Colleen Moore, Cara Moore, and Sean Moore. 
Kathryn was a vivacious woman, and treasured her family and friends who will always remember her elegance, and the extraordinary woman that fill their hearts.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by a sister, Ella Louise Plunkett and brother-in-law, Edward A. Plunkett Sr.
A memorial service will be held for friends and family at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Hilton Funeral Home, located at 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838.
Private inurnment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Rockville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn's memory to the Montgomery County Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD 20850.

Peg (Margaret Marshall) Coleman

Peg (Margaret Marshall) Coleman, 87, of Boyds, MD, died peacefully at home on October 7, 2016.
She was the wife of the late James S. Coleman, of 50 years, who passed away quietly in 2014. He was 86. 
Peg was born in Forsyth, Montana on August 5, 1929 to Chester and Edith Marshall. 
Peg was a member of Sugarloaf Regional Trails (SRT), the Montgomery County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Trust's Montgomery County Committee, Peerless Rockville, Historic Medley District Inc., Monocacy Garden Club, District IV of the National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Sugarloaf Citizens Association, Gaithersburg and Boyds Presbyterian churches. She founded the Boyds Historical Society, the Montgomery County Farm Tour and Harvest Sale and the Barnesville Heritage Guild (now Countryside Artisans). 
As longtime president of SRT, she worked on grants, published books and pamphlets, and lectured on local history. She wrote four books, Montgomery County: A Pictorial History, Paul of Montgomery, Mama Wears Two Aprons and Around Germantown. 
SRT's Native American Heritage Trail on the C&O Canal was her last and perhaps her best civic project. 
Peg restored a historic log cabin on their property that has had several awards for historic preservation. In it she ran a Bed and Breakfast called Pleasant Springs Farm. She also raised dairy goats, sheep and flowers.
Peg is survived by her four children, Robert Bivins and Ann Stevenson of Albuquerque, Sarah Bivins of Mars Hill, NC, and Susan Ewing of Takoma Park; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two step children. 
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday October 29th, 11:00 AM at the Boyds Presbyterian Church, 19901 White Ground Road, Boyds, MD 20841. A reception will follow on the home property to celebrate Peg's life. Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)

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