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.