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Al­berta Stein Simms

Al­berta Stein Simms, 91 of Prince Fred­er­ick, Mary­land, died May 19, 2016.

Al­berta was a homemaker who was also Pres­i­dent of the Hol­ly­wood VFD Ladies Aux­il­lary from 1963-1964 and a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety.

Born on June 25, 1924 in Rock Point, Mary­land, she was the daugh­ter of Thomas Stein and Maria Daisy Fer­rell and was the wife of Thomas Wil­liam Simms. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents and hus­band, she was also pre­de­ceased by her son, Wil­liam Don­ald Simms.

Our ma­tri­arch of five gen­er­a­tions is sur­vived by her daugh­ter, San­dra Simms More­land; her son, Thomas Wal­ter Simms and his wife, Su­san; daugh­ter-in-law, Barbara Simms; six grand­chil­dren; 11 great-grand­chil­dren; and four great-great-grand­chil­dren.

Fam­ily and friends re­ceived on Thurs­day, May 26, 2016 from 5-8PM and where Fu­neral Ser­vices will be held on Fri­day, May 27, 2016 at 11AM at Raymond Fu­neral Ser­vice Chapel, 5635 Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, La Plata, Mary­land 20646. In­ter­ment at Trin­ity Memorial Gar­dens in Wal­dorf, Mary­land.

Memorial con­tri­bu­tions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion or the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety.

Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Wag­ner

Austin, TX – Kenneth Lee “Kenny” Wag­ner passed away at Univer­sity of Texas Med­i­cal Cen­ter Brack­en­ridge on April 28, 2016. Kenny was born to Kenneth Dale and Barbara Ann Wag­ner on Au­gust 7, 1971 in Wash­ing­ton, D. C. He at­tended Leonard Hall Jr. Naval Academy in Leonard­town, MD and Christ Church High School in Christ Church, VA. Kenny was a pro­fes­sional drum­mer who played in many bands in the Rich­mond, VA area dur­ing the 90’s, and for the past 15 years in Austin, TX, in­clud­ing Sun­shine, Half Way to Gone, Four Walls Fall­ing, A Thousand Knives of Fire, Honky, The Lifters and many more. He also toured the US with many bands over the years.

Kenny was pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther, Kenneth Dale Wag­ner, his pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Harry and Myr­tle Wag­ner, his ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Leo and Christina Sieg­worth, and his beloved great aunt, Mary We­ber known to all as “Mernie.” He leaves to mourn him his mother, Barbara Adams and his step-fa­ther, Richard Adams of Eliz­a­beth City, NC; four sis­ters, Donna Wag­ner Jones of Fred­er­ick, MD, Dianna “DeeDee” Wag­ner Finisecy (Bill) of Fred­er­ick, MD, De­bra Wag­ner Posey (Steve) of La Plata, MD, and Dale Wag­ner Ja­cobs (Lyn­wood) also of La Plata, MD; one nephew, Ja­son Hyde Posey (Amy) of Faulkner, MD; five nieces, Meg­gan Finisecy Man­son (T.J.) of Mid­dle­town, MD, Bri­anna Finisecy Twait (Chris), of Fred­er­ick, MD, Stephanie Dale Dougherty (Ryan) of Owings Mills, MD, Leanna Hughes of Port Tobacco, MD and Alyson Ja­cobs of La Plata, MD. He also leaves one great niece, Anis­ton Lyn “An­nie” Man­son of Mid­dle­town, MD and six great neph­ews, Liam and Myles Man­son of Mid­dle­town MD, Noah and Sa­muel Posey of La Plata, MD, Leo Twait, of Fred­er­ick, MD, and Kieran Dougherty of Owings Mills, MD. He is also mourned by his many “best” friends all over the coun­try. Kenny was a story teller ex­traor­di­naire, who de­lighted in his fam­ily, his friends and his mu­sic, and was an avid foot­ball and bas­ket­ball fan. Kenny was a life­long Wash­ing­ton Red­skins fan and an en­thu­si­as­tic sup­porter of the Texas Longhorns. He will be missed deeply by all and es­pe­cially his beloved dog May­belle.

There will be a ser­vice and cel­e­bra­tion of life at Angli­can Church of the Redeemer, 207 North Rt. 343, Cam­den, NC on Satur­day, May 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM. There will also be a cel­e­bra­tion of life at the Lost Well in Austin, TX on June 11, 2016. Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy in lieu of flow­ers may be made in Kenny’s name to Health Al­liance for Austin Mu­si­cians, P. O. Box 301496, Austin, TX 78703-0025.

Margie Ann Welch, 78 of La Plata, Mary­land, died May 22, 2016. Margie was a Beau­ti­cian for 45 plus years at Betti’s Hair Sa­lon in La Plata, Mary­land. In her ear­lier years, she worked for the Metro Drug Store in La Plata. She en­joyed shop­ping, danc­ing, eat­ing crabs, the beach and pools (sun wor­shiper), and be­ing with the “girls” at the beauty shop. She es­pe­cially en­joyed spend­ing time with her fam­ily and cook­ing and en­ter­tain­ing for her friends and fam­ily. She was known to ever yone as “Aunt Margie.” She was the daugh­ter of Thomas Archie Welch and Hazel Lil­lian Wenk. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was also pre­de­ceased by her broth­ers, Lee Welch and Joe Welch and her sis­ters, Polly Strak and Linda “Boo Boo” Welch. She is sur­vived by her sis­ter, Barbara Jean Coburn (John Be­govich); her sis­ter-in-law, Dee Welch; and her brother-in-law, Tom Strak. She is also sur­vived by many nieces, neph­ews, great nieces and neph­ews and great-great nieces and neph­ews.

Friends re­ceived on Fri­day, May 27, 2016 from 5-8PM and where a Fu­neral Ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, May 28, 2016 at 11AM at Raymond Fu­neral Ser­vice Chapel, 5635 Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, La Plata, Mary­land 20646. In­ter­ment will be at a later date. Memorial con­tri­bu­tions may be sent to the Hospice of Charles County, 2505 Davis Road, Wal­dorf, Mary­land 20603 or the Amer­i­can Lung As­so­ci­a­tion.

John Mil­ton Wear­mouth

John Mil­ton Wear­mouth of Port Tobacco passed away Fri­day May 20, 2016 at the age of 92.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Grace Owen and John Wil­liam Wear­mouth, and siblings, Alice Pir­rone and Robert.

John is sur vived by his lov­ing wife of 69 years, Roberta Clark; sis­ter, Eliz­a­beth Slack; chil­dren, Peter and Ann; and grand­chil­dren, Justin, Abi­gail and Paige.

He was born in Al­le­gan, Michi­gan in 1924. He served in Italy as a ra­dio op­er­a­tor for the Army Air Corps dur­ing WWII. He earned his un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree from Michi­gan State Col­lege in 1949 and his Mas­ter’s De­gree at Ge­orge­town Univer­sity in 1952. John be­gan work at the Marine Corps Head­quar­ters where he co-au­thored the his­tory of Tinian and Iwo Jima. He worked at the Pen­tagon in the Of­fice of the Air Force Chief-of-Staff and re­tired in 1977 as Chief Edi­tor at the Depart­ment of Com­merce. He had resided in Charles County since 1958 where he wrote ex­ten­sively about lo­cal his­tory, pub­lish­ing six books on the sub­ject. He was pres­i­dent of the So­ci­ety for the Restora­tion of Port Tobacco and su­per­vised the ex­ca­va­tion of the 1820 court house site. He wrote a se­ries of ar­ti­cles for the Mary­land In­de­pen­dent in 1985 as part of a salute to Mary­land’s 350th an­niver­sary. His 30 years of oral his­to­ries of lo­cal teach­ers, wa­ter­men, farm­ers and vet­er­ans have been pre­served at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land. He most re­cently contributed oral his­to­ries to the Veteran’s His­tory Project at the Li­brary of Con­gress. John en­joyed travel in the U.S. and abroad as well as restor­ing an­tiques, land­scape paint­ing, gar­den­ing, and the out­doors. Most of all he en­joyed be­ing with his fam­ily. He will be re­mem­bered as a kind, funny and lov­ing hus­band, fa­ther and grandpa.

A view­ing will be held on Fri­day, May 27, 2016 from 1PM un­til Memorial Ser­vice at 3PM at Raymond Fu­neral Ser­vice Chapel, 5635 Wash­ing­ton Av­enue, La Plata, Mary­land 20646. In­ter­ment at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery at a later date.

In lieu of flow­ers, please con­sider do­nat­ing to the Mary­land Vet­er­ans Memorial Mu­seum, PO Box 2123, La Plata, Mary­land 20646.

Mil­dred Louise Phillips, 80, of In­dian Head, MD, passed away May 19, 2016. She was born on Feb. 16, 1936 in Pis­gah, MD, to the late Ma­bel A. and Louis South­gate Hyde. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Mil­lie was pre­de­ceased by her daugh­ter, Mil­dred (Mickey), son Mark, and her broth­ers Louis and Win­ton. She is sur­vived by her sons Robert Phillips (Dawn) and Rod­ney Phillips.

Friends and rel­a­tives were re­ceived at Are­hart-Echols Fu­neral Home and ser­vice and in­tern­ment was at Pis­gah United Methodist Church where she was a life-time mem­ber.

Mil­lie en­joyed fam­ily, cook­ing, gar­den­ing, needle­work and church ac­tiv­i­ties. She re­tired from the Navy Fed­eral Credit Union af­ter 20+ years of ser­vice.

Pall­bear­ers were Robert H. Phillips, Den­ton Hyde, War­ren John­son, Robert T. Eisler, Michael Sto­rie and Roy Walden.

Memorial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Pis­gah United Methodist Church.

Gay Suzanne Bowie Tun­ney

Gay Suzanne Bowie Tun­ney, 56, of Pis­gah, MD went peace­fully with the lord on Wed­nes­day May 11th 2016. She was born in Wash­ing­ton D.C. on July 31st 1959. daugh­ter to the late Leo C. Bowie Sr. and Miriam E. Mat­tingly Bowie. Gay was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band David Allen Tun­ney, her par­ents and sis­ter Pamela Ann Bowie.

Gay worked with her mother for a pe­riod of time in the Leo C. Bowie gen­eral store in Pis­gah, MD af­ter her fa­ther’s death. She was also a govern­ment em­ployee at the pen­tagon for a num­ber of years.

Gay is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Tony Huntt, Heather Tun­ney, Ni­cole Tun­ney, Kyle “Max” Bowie, her sis­ter Cyn­thia “Cindy” Bowie, broth­ers Leo C. “Carl” Bowie Jr., Gary Lee Bowie, Gregg G.Bowie, grand­child Chace Howe, her Dear friend Wil­liam “Bill” Dempsey and many beloved nieces neph­ews aunts un­cles and cousins.

Be­sides the love from fam­ily and friends she en­joyed bird watch­ing, gar­den­ing, and Nascar races.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends for Gay’s life and legacy cel­e­bra­tion on Satur­day May 21st at 11 a.m. at the Newlife Church dome build­ing in White Plains, MD. In­tern­ment will be held at a later date.

Larry Glen Wick­line, 92, of La Plata, MD died May 21, 2016. Hus­band of Gerry Wick­line. Raymond Fu­neral Ser­vice 301-934-2920/ www.ray­mond­fu­ner­alser vice.com for fu­neral info.

Mil­dred Louise Phillips, 79, of In­dian Head, MD, passed away on May 19, 2016 in LaPlata, MD. Ar­range­ments by Are­hart-Echols Fu­neral Home.

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

Tom E. Strong, 68, of Up­per Marl­boro, MD passed away on May 14, 2016. Ar­range­ments by: Briscoe-Tonic Fu­neral Home, 2294 Old Wash­ing­ton Roa, Wal­dorf, MD 20601.

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

Benny E. Dent Jr., 55, of Lan­dover, MD passed away on May 14, 2016. Ar­range­ments by: Briscoe-Tonic Fu­neral Home, 2294 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf, MD 20601.

John Grover Blake, 32, of Nan­je­moy, MD, passed away on May 18, 2016. Friends re­ceived at the Wil­liams Fu­neral Home May 25, 5 p.m. un­til ser vice at 7 p.m.

Odessa M. Gore, 81, of Bowie, MD, passed on May 21, 2016 in Anne Arun­del, MD. Ar­range­ments by: Briscoe-Tonic Fu­neral Home, 2294 Old Wash­ing­ton Road, Wal­dorf, MD 20601.

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