Obit­u­ar­ies

The Enterprise - - News - Ray­mond An­thony Hicks

Ray­mond An­thony Hicks, 67, of Clin­ton, Mary­land. April 8, 1951- Oc­to­ber 23, 2018 Hus­band of Frances (En­nis) Hicks Son of John and Mar­garet (Cu­sic) Hicks Sur­vived by chil­dren Jen­nifer So­yars (Fields), Brian Hicks (Michelle), John Hicks (Stacy), Christo­pher Hicks, (Theresa).

Sis­ters; Mary Walsh, Jean Dev­erin, Patti Bort­ner, Theresa Kn­ode, Ruth Hicks, and broth­ers Joe and Robert Hicks and var­i­ous nieces and neph­ews.

His pride and joy are his eleven grand­chil­dren: Bran­don, Abby, Emmy, Se­bas­tian, Mag­gie, Lo­gan, Adam, Chloe, Sab­rina, Am­ber and Luke.

Ray­mond grad­u­ated from Cross­land High School in 1970. He worked for Sears for 42 years. He mar­ried Frances on June 26, 1976.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by three sis­ters and one brother.

A life cel­e­bra­tion ser­vice will be held No­vem­ber 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm, Lifestream Church of the Nazarene, Wal­dorf, Mary­land.

Hal Ed­win Cole, Sr.

Hal Ed­win Cole, Sr., 85, of St. Mary’s City, MD en­tered into life eter­nal on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27, 2018 sur­rounded by fam­ily.

Ed was born July 23, 1933 in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. to the late Ken­neth Cole and Frances Mount­cas­tle Cole. Ed grad­u­ated from Suit­land High School in 1952 and mar­ried his high-school sweet­heart, Pat, on Fe­bru­ary 5, 1955. They moved to St. Mary’s County in 1958 where Ed be­gan his life­long keen in­ter­est in self-em­ploy­ment and com­mu­nity lead­er­ship. To­gether, Ed and Pat en­joyed over 63 years of mar­riage and travel ad­ven­ture.

Ed was an avid world trav­eler. He vis­ited 6 con­ti­nents, 91 coun­tries, all 50 states, and flew on the Con­corde. Dur­ing his 40 years of en­trepreneur­ship with Cole Travel, Ed and Pat es­corted over 200 tours with many folks who be­came dear friends.

Sports were im­por­tant as well to Ed. Ed coached Lit­tle League and col­lege bas­ket­ball. He is a char­ter mem­ber of the St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land Ath­letic Hall of Fame for his ten­ure as the col­lege bas­ket­ball coach from 1966-1973 and was the NAIA Coach of the Year in 1973. Ed is also in the St. Mary’s County Soft­ball Hall of Fame and par­tic­i­pated in the Mary­land Se­nior Olympics. He was a loyal Wash­ing­ton Red­skins fan and sea­son ticket-holder and at­tended four Wash­ing­ton Su­per Bowls.

Ed in known for his busi­ness con­tri­bu­tions in help­ing to de­velop Lex­ing­ton Park. In 1958, Ed opened the High’s store on Shangri La Drive. He later served on the board of di­rec­tors for the Mary­land Cap­i­tal Sav­ings and Loan and is a char­ter mem­ber of the Lex­ing­ton Park Ro­tary. Ed also served on the St. Mary’s County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion and en­joyed ush­er­ing at Trin­ity Church.

Yet more than any­thing, Ed’s great­est pride and joy was his fam­ily. Ed is sur­vived by his beloved wife Pat Cole; his five chil­dren: Bill Cole (Ann), Hal Cole, Cindy Cole Po­tot­sky (Mike), Caren Cole Car­ven (Jay), and Tr­ish Cole (Su­san Grier); nine grand­chil­dren: Heather, Cole, Trey, Blake, Katie, Alex, Christy, Ethan, and Gar­rett; and four great-grand­chil­dren: Ju­lia, Char­lotte, Rose­mary, and Mayaan. Ed is also sur­vived by his brother Ken­neth Cole of In­di­ana, sis­ter Ellen Bur­nett of Vir­ginia, and many nieces and nephew.

Fam­ily will re­ceive friends for Ed’s Life Cel­e­bra­tion on Thurs­day, No­vem­ber 1, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with prayers re­cited at 7:00 p.m. at Brins­field Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hol­ly­wood Road, Leonard­town, MD. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated by Rev­erend John Ball on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, 47477 Trin­ity Church Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686. In­urn­ment will fol­low in the church ceme­tery.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, P.O. Box 207, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686 and Hos­pice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonard­town, MD 20650.

Con­do­lences to the fam­ily may be made at www.brins­field­fu­neral.com.

Ar­range­ments by the Brins­field Funeral Home, P.A.

HAL ED­WIN COLE, SR.

RAY­MOND AN­THONY HICKS

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