Death no­tices

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Rhonda Ann Pick­eral, age 59, of Wal­dorf, MD, passed away on May 17, 2016 in Wal­dorf, MD. Ar­range­ments by: Briscoe-Tonic Fu­neral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road, Wal­dorf, MD 20601.

Richard Calvin Kline, Sr., 74, of LaPlata, MD, passed away on May 18, 2016 in LaPlata, MD. Ar­range­ments by Are­hart-Echols Fu­neral Home.

Phyl­lis Joan Je­neski, 71, of Bryans Road, MD, passed away on May 15, 2016 in Bryans Road, MD. Ar­range­ments by Are­hart-Echols Fu­neral Home.

An­nie Ce­celia Smoth­ers, 91 of New­burg, Mary­land died May 14, 2016.

The youngest and last sole sur­vivor of 10 si­b­lings, An­nie was born Novem­ber 6, 1924 in Faulkner, Mary­land to the late Wil­liam Dyson and Mary Green Hawkins.

In 1946, An­nie moved to Rock Point, Mary­land. It was there she met the love of her life, John Smoth­ers. In Au­gust 1948, An­nie and John mar­ried. Out of that AN­NIE CE­CELIA union came 15 chil­dren. SMOTH­ERS

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Gla­dys Smoth­ers, Ce­celia Clark (James), Jean Jones, Regina Clark, Doris Smoth­ers, Mar­garet Bum­bry, Alice Smoth­ers, Glo­ria Mi­nor, Ge­or­gia Smoth­ers, and Cyn­thia Smoth­ers; her sons, John Wade, Jr. (Louise), and Wayne and Ernest Smoth­ers; her sis­ter-in-laws, Gertrude Hanna, He­lena Goose­berry, and Dorothy King; 31 grand­chil­dren, 58 great-grand­chil­dren, 13 great-great-grand­chil­dren; and a plethora of nieces and neph­ews.

The next 23 years, she worked as head cook at Thun­der­bird Mo­tel and sev­eral lo­cal restau­rants and in the 1970’s, she did do­mes­tic work for sev­eral homes from Cobb Is­land to Me­chan­icsville to La Plata, Mary­land un­til she ac­cepted the of­fer and took on a new line of work — home health­care. She was also em­ployed by Charles County Nurs­ing Home where she re­tired in 1977.

She re­ceived spe­cial recog­ni­tion for her writ­ten con­tri­bu­tion to the Path­ways to His­tory, a book that de­picts 350 years of Charles County’s his­tor y.

Her hob­bies in­clude trav­el­ing, sewing, ce­ram­ics, cook­ing, can­ning, jig­saw and word-find puz­zles, watch­ing court and game shows, Walker Texas Ranger, and NCIS. She also en­joyed line danc­ing.

Friends re­ceived on Thurs­day, May 26, 2016 from 10AM un­til Mass of Chris­tian Burial at 12PM at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Is­sue, Mary­land. In­ter­ment in the church ceme­tery.

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Bernard Winch­ester, III was born on March 24, 1982, in Washington, D.C., to Myra Lo­gan and Bernard Winch­ester, II.

Bernard at­tended North­west­ern and Largo High School where he met his fu­ture wife, Karen Adams. Bernard and Karen were mar­ried on De­cem­ber 5, 2003 and lived a happy life to­gether. Sud­denly, on Satur­day, May 14, 2016 while in the Univer­sity of Mary­land, BERNARD Charles Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, La Plata, WINCH­ESTER, III MD, both of their lives would be for­ever changed. Bernard tran­si­tioned to eter­nal life and Karen was left with­out her hus­band and best friend.

Bernard was an em­ployee of the Charles County Gov­ern­ment and worked as an Equip­ment Op­er­a­tor. Prior to the job with Charles County Gov­ern­ment, he had his CDL and was a Truck Driver. Any­one who knew Bernard was sure to hear about his de­vo­tion to the Washington Red­skins. He was a true FAN! He also en­joyed watch­ing wrestling.

Bernard en­joyed cook­ing for his fam­ily. He loved be­ing in the kitchen but was equally con­tent out­side host­ing a bar-b-que. His fam­ily was im­por­tant to him and he en­joyed the times when ev­ery­one would come to­gether.

Bernard was very proud of his land­scap­ing but not more than grad­u­at­ing and get­ting his As­so­ciates De­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Bernard was lov­ing, car­ing, help­ful and coura­geous. He was al­ways will­ing to help oth­ers and main­tained a happy dis­po­si­tion for which he will al­ways be re­mem­bered.

Pre­ced­ing him in death was his grand­fa­ther, Harold Lo­gan, whom he had a very close re­la­tion­ship.

In ad­di­tion to his lov­ing wife, Karen, also left to cher­ish his mem­ory is his mother, Myra Lo­gan, fa­ther, Bernard Winch­ester, II, broth­ers; Keith Alan Hin­son “KJ,” Jo­van Winch­ester, and Dar­ius Winch­ester, grand­par­ents; Myr­tle Lo­gan, Alice Lo­gan, and Mary Phillips, mother-in-law, Wanda Adams, fa­ther-in­Law, Joseph Adams, sis­ter-in-law, Kim­balee Adams, aunts; Harolyn Stokes, Charlotte Winch­ester, and Stephanie Winch­ester, un­cle, Bar­ney Stokes, Sr., niece, Skyler Adams, close cousins; Jamie Adams, An­dre McCann, Lia Stokes, and Bar­ney Stokes, Jr. “BJ” and long­time fam­ily friend, Keith Hin­son and a host of other rel­a­tives and friends.

His view­ing will be held 10am un­til Mass of Chris­tian Burial, 11am on Mon­day, May 23, 2016, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 4590 St. Joseph’s Way, Pom­fret, MD 20675. In­ter­ment Church Ceme­tery.

Ar­range­ments en­trusted to Thorn­ton Fu­neral Home, P.A., 3439 Liv­ingston Road, In­dian Head, MD 20640. To place an obit­u­ary in the Mary­land In­de­pen­dent, call a sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive at 443-231-3387. Cus­tomers may also email obits@ches­pub.com to place an obit­u­ary.

DER­RICK MICHAEL WIL­LIAMS

MARTHA NADINE MCDAY BARBOUR

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