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CONTENTS ON THE COVER 15


A small span of FDR Boulevard has to be completed to connect Route 4 and Chancellors Run Road

LOCAL NEWS 3
COPS & COURTS 11
COMMUNITY12
COVER STORY 15 LOCAL 6
The county commissioners amended the water and sewer plan to include a commercial property in
Hollywood
EDUCATION20
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS 21
PAX RIVER 22
FUN & GAMES 23
COPS & COURTS 11 COMMUNITY 13
SPORTS 24 Emergency crews responded to a five car crash St. Mary’s rings in the Christmas season
Dec. 1 on Chancellors Run Road

OBITUARIES 25
“OUR EMPLOYEES ARE DOING
COMMUNITY CALENDAR 28 AN INCREDIBLE THING. THEY’RE
EARNING US MONEY BACK.”
SENIOR CALENDAR 29 SUPERINTENDENT SCOTT SMITH ON SCHOOL SYSTEM
EMPLOYEES WISELY USING THEIR HEALTH PLANS.
LIBRARY CALENDAR 29
W E E K LY FO R E C AST
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Superintendent: County Can Handle Kirwan Costs


By Guy Leonard For fiscal 2022 the local contribution some who oppose the plan have stated
Staff Writer would increase to $112.9 million and publicly.
then to $116.6 million in 2023. Local salary costs under the Kirwan
St. Mary’s Schools Superintendent J. This would be an approximately 3 plan could mean an additional $16.4
Scott Smith told county commissioners percent increase each year, the analysis million in salary step and cost of living
Tuesday that the increases demanded by stated. increases if the increases were not re-
the Kirwan Commission recommenda- Local contributions to the school sys- stricted, Smith’s analysis showed, from
tions for state education improvement tem have increased from $76 million in 2022 to 2024.
are something the county has proven it fiscal 2011 to $106 million in fiscal 2020, Smith said that there was much confu-
can afford. school system figures showed. sion about how the spending increases
Smith, who spoke critically of the Kir- The Kirwan Commission recommen- would be implemented as well as how
wan plan, which would further solidify dations call for an increase of $ 4 billion governance and accountability would be
state control over local education prac- dollars by 2030 for education funding established.
tices as well as increase costs, said that statewide; the five focus areas of these “If you have questions, I very possi-
since the Commissioners of St. Mary’s proposed spending increases are early bly don’t have an answer,” Smith said to
County had budgeted above mainte- childhood education, nurturing high- county commissioners.
nance of effort for schools for years, the quality teachers and leaders, making School Board Member Cathy Allen
incremental costs could be more readily students ready for college and career said she some of the claims the Kirwan
absorbed. readiness, increasing access to resourc- Commission made, particularly about
“If Kirwan passes [the Maryland es for student success and governance millions of dollars in savings that could
General Assembly] you won’t have to and accountability. be had from reducing the number of spe-
substantially change how you’ve done While the state teachers’ union and cial needs students, to result from a two-
business,” Smith said during a joint Democratic leadership in the General year education reform push.
meeting of the Board of Education and Assembly have lauded the spending Commissioner Eric Colvin called
the county commissioners in Leonard- Superintendent J. Scott Smith proposals as a victory for educational such projections “ridiculous.”
town. “But the best decisions are best equity, Gov. Larry Hogan and some lo- “If we could’ve done this in two years,
made closest to the classroom. mendations, the county’s local contribu- cal leaders have decried the plans as a wouldn’t we have done it already?” Al-
“No money comes to anyone without tion to the education budget would be spending spree with very little account- len said.
strings attached.” $109.5 million in fiscal 2021, compared ability for student achievement.
According to a local school system to $106.2 million for fiscal 2020, the Underpinning the major spending in- guyleonard@countytimes.net
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Thursday, December 5, 2019 The County Times Local News 5

St. Mary’s Key to National Woman Jailed on First


Degree Murder Charge
Heritage Designation By Guy Leonard
Staff Writer
By Guy Leonard It was also the first time in the New World when
Staff Writer a woman, Margaret Brent, petitioned the colonial A Washington, D.C. woman
leaders to allow her the right to vote, Walker said. indicted by the Grand Jury in
Lucille Walker, director of the Southern Mary- Perhaps most importantly, she said, St. Mary’s September for a homicide she
land Heritage Area, came to the Commissioners County and Southern Maryland was the birth- allegedly committed in Chap-
of St. Mary’s County Tuesday to gain support for place of religious freedom in the colonies. tico, but whose indictment
a proposal to make Southern Maryland a National Federal funds to seek the designation were now was only unsealed in late No-
Heritage Area. available, Walker said, and it was important to vember when she was arrest-
If successful, Walker said, it would only be the start soon as lawmakers at the federal level had ed on a first-degree murder
second national heritage area in Maryland and the final decision; she said the region’s federal del- warrant, remains incarcerated
would join just 56 other such areas around the egation of legislators was supportive of the effort. in the county detention center
nation. “It will take an act of Congress,” Walker said. on a no-bond status.
The goal, she said, was to make Southern She said the national heritage designation could Marlaena Rochelle Bethea,
Maryland an even more well-known destination be useful to boost Southern Maryland’s profile 46, of Oxon Hill allegedly
for tourists and visitors, eager to explore its rich for the state’s 400th anniversary, which is 14 years stabbed and killed Michael
history. hence. Ross Bethea, 47, at a fam-
“It’s time to raise our national profile,” Walker The Southern Maryland Heritage Area’s mis- ily gathering in Chaptico this
told county commissioners at their Tuesday meet- sion is to promote the region and bring in grant past spring.
ing. “You’re the first commissioner board I’m money that can be used to preserve historically According to sheriff’s of- Marlaena Rochelle Bethea
speaking to.” significant buildings or items. fice information on May 26,
There were multiple reasons to pursue a federal So far, in fiscal 2020, the heritage consortium at approximately 11:20 p.m. Preliminary investigation
designation as a National Heritage Area, Walker has brought in $128,570 in capital and non-cap- deputies responded to the determined the victim was
said, with many stemming from St. Mary’s Coun- ital grants for St. Mary’s and $331,000 for all of 35800 block of Bay Drive for involved in a family dispute,
ty itself. Southern Maryland. a reported stabbing. Lifesav- and was subsequently stabbed
Maryland started in St. Mary’s City as an Eng- Walker said the Southern Maryland Heritage ing measures were attempted outside the residence, detec-
lish colony in 1634 and it was also the first time area has been able to bring in triple the amount of by responding officers and tives reported.
in what would become America when a person of grants in the last three years. emergency personnel, but Mi-
African descent, the Portuguese navigator Math- chael Bethea was pronounced guyleonard@countytimes.net
ias de Souza, held a seat in the colony’s legislature. guyleonard@countytimes.net deceased on the scene.

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Commissioners Approve Water,


Sewer for Hollywood Project

The parcel where Hollywood Square is to be built is located behind Bruster’s Real Ice Cream.

By Guy Leonard peals in August, with square footage re-


Staff Writer ductions to the restaurant and carry out
to 1,400 square feet and 1,225 square
A small, proposed commercial devel- feet respectively with the coffee shop
opment on Mervell Dean Road in Holly- increasing to 1,200 square feet from 952
wood, known as Hollywood Square, re- square feet.
ceived inclusion in the county’s compre- The conditions of the variance were
hensive water and sewer plan (CWSP) that the developer must put up a 10-foot
after the Commissioners of St. Mary’s buffer of plantings along the immediate
County approved the amendment at section of Clarks Landing Road as well
their Tuesday meeting. as Mervell Dean Road and a 6-foot buf-
The vote was passed by a 3-to-1 vote, fer of plantings along its rear towards
TO TAYLOR GAS CO. with Commissioner Todd Morgan in Route 235.
SATURDAY • DEC. 7TH opposition. The variances the developer request-
The developer of the project wants to ed were to reduce the setback from road-
9:30AM - 12PM build three shops on a .64-acre parcel way from 50 feet to 35 feet along Route
SALES ON EVERYTHING bounded by the intersections of Route 235 and from 35 feet to 25 feet along
IN OUR SHOW ROOM 235 and Mervell Dean Road with Clark’s Mervell Dean Road.
Landing Road. The three-shop commercial project
Last month the county Board of Ap- would stand behind the Bruster’s Real
peals voted by a 3-to-2 margin to ap- Ice Cream and in close proximity to
prove variances for the project that much businesses across Mervell Dean Road.
reduced buffers and setbacks normally Morgan was concerned that the
required by the zoning ordinance. project was too intensive for the small
That vote took place Nov. 14 with parcel.
some of the appeals board members op- “It looks like they’re trying to squeeze
posing the variance for the project be- as much as possible on a very small par-
cause it was too large for the small space cel,” Morgan said.
upon which it was to be built.
The site plan had been revised since guyleonard@countytimes.net
its first hearing before the board of ap-

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Wentworth Nursery St. Mary’s Splash to Raise


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By Guy Leonard “This is for St. Mary’s only,” Hagen
• Strong branches can support Take an Extra Staff Writer said.
heavier ornaments $
50 OFF
$
150 OFF The Polar Bear Plunge is a statewide
• Bendable branches for 7 1/2’ or taller trees Trees priced from
greater decorating options. $
299 - 399
$ $
750- $899 This Saturday swimmers will wade event held on the shore of the Chesa-
• Flame retardant
into chilly waters at Point Lookout State peake Bay.
Take an Extra Park in Scotland to help raise money for Hagen said about 200 people have
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There are 8,033 Special Olym- “That $75 gives them the t-shirt say-
pics athletes in Maryland, according ing, ‘I Splashed,’” Hagen said. “It gives
to St. Mary’s Splash event organizer them bragging rights.”
information. About twice as many people have
Fundraising leading up the event has signed up to participate this year as op-
brought in $13,600, just short of the posed to last year, Hagen said.
Door Step Evergreens $15,000 goal, the event website states. Registration starts at 11a.m. and the
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Any Bird School Board Approves $1.5 Million


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Big Green Egg By Guy Leonard that employees took fewer visits to the
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cation approved a budget amendment costs.
Tuesday morning at a special meeting “Our employees are doing an incred-
All Pruners at their Moakley Street headquarters in ible thing,” Smith said. “They’re earn-
and Leonardtown to use $1.5 million from a ing us money back.”
Hand prescription medication plan rebate to But, Smith said, the money the sys-
Tools provide a limited health premium holi- tem got back due to its employees being
day for system employees. frugal with their health plans was fund
Last month, the school board had balance and could be controlled by the
All Metal Garden Benches NOW sought approval from the county com- Commissioners of St. Mary’s County.
All Outdoor Garden Statuary
Any Style 50 off % 25%off NOW 25%off
missioners to provide a premium holi- “They are completely correct… this
day for four paychecks, but it was reject- is not in our original budget,” Smith
ed; the latest plan would allow system said at Tuesday’s meeting. “They have
employees to avoid paying health premi- complete control… they can veto the
ums for two paycheck periods. amount.”
The system would use the $1.5 million Smith said the current plan would
to pay the premiums for employees, as help to bolster their underfunded OPEB
well as to retirees for their healthcare account, which has a liability of more
holiday, and the remainder to other post- than $300 million.
All Cactus All Air Plants All Succulents employment benefits (OPEB). School Board Member Rita Weaver,
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Of the $1.5 million, $412,848 would
go to the premium holiday, $329,610 will
who was the lone opposition vote to the
adjusted plan, said rumors on social me-
go to retiree healthcare while $757,542 dia stating that even employees who had
Now ScheduliNg wiNter hardScapiNg & will go to OPEB. not contributed to the health plan would
holiday cleaNupS & wiNter pruNiNg School Superintendent J. Scott Smith receive a benefit were false.
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800-558-5292 1-866-535-3664 301-373-9245 • 800-451-1427 mium holidays. guyleonard@countytimes.net
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Commissioners Sign Memorandum of


Cooperation with Pärnu to Form Sister Counties
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, during their “This is a unique opportunity for St.
regular business meeting, the Commis- Mary’s County, and we are proud to en-
sioners of St. Mary’s County signed ter into this agreement.”
a Memorandum of Cooperation with This partnership is one of many simi-
the Chairman of the Maryland Estonia lar arrangements between other coun-

Men’s
Exchange Council, Tovi Tagamets, to ties in Maryland and Estonia. It is the

26th
enter into a partnership of sister coun- culmination of several months of work
ties between St. Mary’s County and the between representatives from St. Mary’s
Association of Local Authority Pärnu County and the Maryland Exchange
County, Estonia. Council. Pärnu County is one of 15
Annual According to the memorandum, this counties of Estonia and is in the south-

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agreement will allow for the “explo- western part of the country.
ration of opportunities to cultivate a For more information about the Mary-
greater understanding of each other, land Estonia Exchange Council, visit
raise cross-cultural awareness between their website at https://www.marylande-
both cities and generally advance their stoniaexchangecouncil.org/.
friendship. Furthermore, we will work To view the signing of the agreement,
together toward sharing information and visit the St. Mary’s County Government
creative endeavors between St. Mary’s YouTube page or tune into St. Mary’s
County and The Association of Local County Government Channel 95 Friday,

Friday
Authorities of Pärnumaa.” Commis- Dec. 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. for a replay of
sioner President Randy Guy remarked, the Commissioners Meeting.

Maryland Announces National


Dec. 6, 2019 Hotline on MS-13 Gang
4 - 8 p.m.
Maryland is the first District to an- timore Special Agent in Charge Jennifer
nounce the new nationwide FBI tipline, Boone. “We must not allow fear and si-
1-866-STP-MS13 (1-866-787-6713), to lence to be weapons MS-13 is allowed to
gather information about the criminal use. Please call the FBI at 1-866-STP-
activities of the MS-13 gang. To help MS13 (1-866-787-6713). Use your voice
publicize the tipline and encourage peo- to tell them, no more.”
ple who may have information about the The FBI tipline allows individuals to
gang to call, a Spanish-language public provide information about MS-13 activi-
service announcement was also debuted ties to a central location and the FBI will
today. then disseminate the information to the
The tipline was announced by United appropriate law enforcement authorities
States Attorney for the District of Mary- for investigation. The Spanish-language
land Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in public service announcement (PSA) fea-
Charge Jennifer C. Boone of the Federal tures a mother who was extorted by MS-
Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field 13 and whose child was murdered by
Office; Special Agent in Charge Rob the gang. In the PSA the victim encour-
Cekada of the Bureau of Alcohol, To- ages others to call the FBI so the FBI
bacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) can help them. The PSA is available for
Baltimore Field Division; Special Agent download at: https://www.youtube.com/
in Charge John Eisert of Homeland Se- watch?v=DEBUTDOgCaQ and has cap-

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curity Investigations (HSI) Baltimore tions enabled for both English and Span-
Office; Chief Edward G. Hargis of the ish. In addition, the video will be live in
Frederick Police Department; Chief Ed- the videos section on the FBI’s website,
ward Jackson of the Annapolis Police www.fbi.gov.
Department; Chief Timothy J. Altomare MS-13 is a national and international

Enjoy Pizza & Refreshments


of the Anne Arundel County Police De- gang composed primarily of immi-
partment; Chief Henry P. Stawinski III grants or descendants from El Salvador.
of the Prince George’s County Police Branches or “cliques” of MS-13, one of

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Department; Chief Marcus Jones of the the largest street gangs in the United
Montgomery County Police Depart- States, operate throughout Frederick
ment; and Chief Amal Awad of the City County, Anne Arundel County, Prince
of Hyattsville Police Department. George’s County, and Montgomery

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“This new tipline adds to our tool box County, Maryland. MS-13 members are
in the fight against MS-13,” said U.S. At- required to commit acts of violence both
torney Robert K. Hur. “MS-13 is terror- to maintain membership and discipline

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ties. We want to help end the fear and gang members. To protect the gang and
violence, but we need the community’s to enhance its reputation, MS-13 mem-
help to fight back. Please, if you have bers and associates are expected to use
information, call 1-866-STP-MS13 (1- any means necessary to force respect
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“MS-13 uses violence to strike fear in
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which translates as, “kill, rape, control,”
and “ver, oir y callar,” which means, “see
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Thursday, December 5, 2019 The County Times Cops & Courts 11

Charges Filed After Hollywood, Bay District Respond to Five Car Crash

Suspect Flees Traffic Stop


in St. Mary’s County
After consultation with of marijuana. A second and continued to pursue
the Office of the State’s trooper arrived on scene Davis on foot. At some
Attorney for St. Mary’s for assistance. The driver point during the foot
County, charges have and sole occupant of the pursuit, the trooper and
been filed against the Cadillac, later identified Davis became involved The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department responded to Chancellors Run Road near Military
suspect who fled a traffic as Davis, was asked to in a physical altercation. Lane December 1 after five vehicles collided. At least one person was trapped and had to be
stop in St. Mary’s County. step out of the vehicle at During the struggle, one extricated.

Morganza Man Killed in Mechanicsville Crash


The accused is identi- which time he accelerated round was discharged
fied as Dion Jamar Da- and fled from the traffic from the firearm. At this
vis, 29, of Lexington stop. time, circumstances sur- The Maryland State Police Crash cates Nelson, who was operating the
Park, Maryland. Davis A low speed vehicle rounding the discharge Team continues to investigate a fatal Chevrolet Express, crossed the center
is charged with second pursuit ensued and within of the round are currently crash on Saturday, November 30th, that line into oncoming traffic. Police believe
degree assault, resisting two minutes, the Cadillac under investigation. No claimed the life of a St. Mary’s County that shortly before 11:00 p.m, he was
arrest, possession of con- began to emit smoke. Da- one was injured. man. heading north in the south bound lanes
trolled dangerous sub- vis stopped the Cadillac Davis surrendered and The deceased is identified as Joseph when he struck the Nissan Rogue head-
stance and other traffic at a dead end on Spring was immediately taken Smith, 50, of Morganza, Maryland. on in the area of Dr. Johnson Road and
violations.. Valley Drive at Valley into police custody. No Smith was the driver of a 2017 Nissan Kelly Cottage Lane in Mechanicsville.
Shortly before 8:30 Court at which time the one was injured during Rogue at the time. He was pronounced The Maryland State Police Crash team
p.m. Nov. 29, state troop- engine compartment the incident. deceased at the scene by emergency is actively investigating the incident and
ers from the Leonard- caught fire. Davis exited State Police investiga- medical service personnel. consulting with the Office of the State’s
town Barrack were work- the burning vehicle and tors are continuing to The other vehicle involved was a Attorney in St. Mary’s County. Investi-
ing stationary patrol on fled on foot behind an conducted interviews 2010 Chevrolet Express, operated gators believe alcohol may be a factor in
Maryland Route 246 apartment complex on with witnesses. State by Kyle Nelson, 32, of Mechanics- the crash.
(Great Mills Road) when Valley Court. Police crime scene tech- ville, Maryland. Nelson was flown by Anyone with relevant information or
they observed a Cadillac The state trooper who nicians responded to pro- Trooper 7 to Prince George’s Hospital. who may have witnessed the incident is
CTS traveling without was first to arrive on the cess the scene. Charges are pending the outcome of the urged to contact the Leonardtown Bar-
its headlights illuminat- scene pursued Davis on The investigation is on- investigation. rack at 301-475-8955. The investigation
ed. One of the troopers foot while maintaining going and being conduct- The preliminary investigation indi- continues.
subsequently followed visual contact with him. ed by the Maryland State
the vehicle and initiated He noticed that Davis was Police Criminal Enforce-
a traffic stop at Forest fidgeting at his waistband ment Division. An inves-
Run Drive at Great Mills for something. In fear tigation is also underway
Road. for his life and others on by the Maryland State Po-
As the trooper ap- the scene, the trooper re- lice Internal Affairs Unit,
proached the Cadillac on moved his agency issued which is procedure.
foot, he detected the odor firearm from his holster

LEGALS
Legal Notice
IN THE MATTER OF HOWARD LEON JENIFER
FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO HOWARD LEON WOOD

In the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Case No.: C-18-FM-19-863


Notice (Adult) (DOM REL 61)

The above Petitioner has filed a Petition for Change of Name in which
he/she seeks to change his/her name from Howad Leon Jenifer to Howard Leon
Wood. The petitioner is seeking a name change because: Renew driver’s license,
wrong name on birth certificate.

Any person may file an objection to the Petition on or before the 4th
day of January, 2020. The objection must be supported by an affidavit and
served upon the Petitioner in accordance with Maryland Rule 1-321. Failure to
file an objection or affidavit within the time allowed may result in a judgment by
default or the granting of the relief sought.

Debra J. Burch,
Clerk of Court for
St. Mary’s County Maryland

December 05, 2019


12 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, December 5, 2019

Hospital Helps Fund Birthing


Center Improvements
Light up
Leonardtown
Stroll Around Town & Cast Your Vote
For Your Favorite Holiday Decorations
Members of the Philanthropy Committee of the hospital’s Board of Directors at the 2019
Gala, back row, from left to right: Christine Wray, hospital president; Vince Whittles; and
Lea Weaver. Front row: Pam Jamieson, Karen Garner, and Beverly Wood. Photo courtesy of
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
BEST DECORATED BUSINESS Irish eyes were smiling Nov. 22 as Gold Sponsors ($4,000):
guests enjoyed the 2019 MedStar St. • CMI General Contractors
Mary’s Hospital Gala, a Date in Dublin, • KBR
BEST DECORATED IN “WHOVILLE” THEME at the Hollywood Social Hall. • ManTech International Corporation
Sponsored by the hospital and Med- • Parlett Affiliated Companies
Star Shah Medical Group, the annual • Printing Press, Inc.
black-tie affair featured a gourmet din-
PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES ner and dessert by Ken’s Creative Kitch- Silver Sponsors ($2,500):
en of Annapolis with live entertainment • AIRtec, Inc.
SOCIAL COFFEEHOUSE by Paradigm. More than 500 guests at- • Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
tended the Irish-themed event. • College of Southern Maryland
THE REX Nearly $300,000 was raised in pro- • CRGA Design
TOWN HALL ceeds and will help fund improvements • Helen & Tom Daugherty
to MedStar St. Mary’s Women’s Health • DCS Corporation
CRAZY FOR EWE & Family Birthing Center. The project • In Memory of Carrie Jennison
will include the revitalization of the hos- • Old Line Bank
LEONARDTOWN CHEVY pital’s mother/baby suites with modern • PAE Applied Technologies, LLC
bathrooms, new furniture, and fresh • Parran's Flooring Center
NEW VIEW FIBERWORKS décor. • PNC Bank
During the event, chances were sold • Stacy & Ken Samet
LEONARDTOWN FORD for a six-night trip for two to Ireland • Southern Maryland Electric
with four-star accommodations and air- Cooperative
LEONARDTOWN CIGARS fare vouchers. This year’s drawing win- • Taylor Gas Company, Inc.
ner was Robbie Loker. • W.M. Davis, Inc. General
GUNTHERS LAW OFFICE MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital would Contractors
NORTH END GALLERY like to acknowledge this year’s contribu-
tors, especially the MedStar Shah Medi- Portrait Room Sponsor ($1,500)
FENWICK USED BOOKS cal Group, this year’s Presenting Spon- • Lea & Art Weaver
sor ($25,000).
SLICE HOUSE The hospital also thanks and Bronze Sponsors ($1,000):
acknowledges: • Axis Healthcare Group
SHEPHERDS OLD FIELD MARKET • Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz
Premiere Sponsors ($15,000): • Bank of America
• AMEWAS, Inc. • Bell Flight
• Associates in Radiation Medicine • Brinsfield Funeral Services
NAME: ______________________________________________ • Pam & Dave Jamieson • C3 Innovations, Inc.
• Christine Wray & John Felicitas • Community Bank of the Chesapeake
ADDRESS: ___________________________________________ • John Crine
Diamond Sponsors ($10,000): • Kristine & John Greely
PHONE: _____________________________________________ • The Cherry Cove Group • Amir Khan, M.D.
• Karen & John Garner • Joan & Alfred Mattingly, Sr.
EMAIL: ______________________________________________ • Jayaraman Medical Associates & • Mindoula Healthcare Group
St. Mary’s Pelvic Health • Carol & Bill Moody
Ballots are available around town at many participating businesses, during special • Raley Watts & O’Neill /HILB • Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc.
events and in the 12/5/19 edition of the County Times Newspaper. Ballots may be
Group • Phocus Video
turned in to Town Hall, Shepherds Old Field Market, Crazy for Ewe. You may also
scan or take a picture and email to leonardtownmaryland@gmail.com or text to
• Servpro of St. Mary's & Calvert • Sabre Systems, Inc.
301-247-7611. One entry per person. Everyone who enters will be entered into a • US Acute Care Solutions • St. Mary's College of Maryland
random drawing for gift cards and other prizes from local businesses. • Dr. & Mrs. Yahia Tagouri
CONTEST ENDS 12/21/19. Platinum Sponsors ($6,000): • Varsity Vending
• ASEC, Inc. • Dawn & Nicholas Yeitrakis
• Anna Choi, M.D. & Richard Ferraro
• G&H Jewelers Save the date for next year’s gala on
• Karen & Stephen Michaels Nov. 20, 2020! Visit Facebook.com/
County Times
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MedStarStMarys to view more event
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St. Mary’s Lights Up The Christmas Season

HOLLYWOOD LEONARDTOWN BAY DISTRICT CO 3

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14 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, December 5, 2019

First Missionary Baptist Church Shares In Giving at


George Washington Carver Elementary School

Pastor Roderick W. McClanahan leads the way as First Missionary Baptist Church supplied Realtor Kim Bannister organized this event.  She called out her friends, family and community
loaded book bags & Thanksgiving Family Baskets to students at George Washington Carver to help.  Brambly Inn Owner Darrell Carter opened his doors as well so that goals could be
Elementary School on Tuesday, November, 26, 2019. Photo by Ceandra Scott. accomplished.  More than 12 families received Thanksgiving baskets with turkeys. Photo by
Ceandra Scott.

“Where’s the Grinch?!”


First Friday in Leonardtown

1stPlace Winner receives $50,000*


2nd Place Winner receives $10,000*
3rd Place Winner receives $1,000*
(There will be 16 third place winners.)

Saturday, May9th from 11am-3pm

45840 Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills, MD 20634

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 The Leonardtown Business Associa- shows. The audience participation Drum
www.smsgolfballdrop.com  tion and the Commissioners of Leon- Circle hosted by the SoMar Drummers
ardtown invite you to First Friday on and St. Mary’s County Arts Council is
Numbered golf balls will be dropped from a December 6th from 5-8 PM! Bring the scheduled from 7-8 PM indoors at the
helicopter over a hole on the field. If your ball is whole family for a wonderful commu- Town Hall, bring your percussion in-
First Place one of the first ones into a designated hole (or
closest to the hole), you win!
nity event featuring a fun contest to strument or use theirs, all skill levels
$50,000* 1 BALL $100
find our friend The Grinch! Business-
es throughout town will be colorfully
and ages are invited.
Check the Leonardtown First Fridays
The helicopter ball drop is open to the public. decorated, many in a Dr. Seuss inspired Facebook page for details about specific
Winners will be announced following golf ball “Whoville” theme. events at participating businesses, we
drop. You do not need to be present to win. Art studios, shops, and restaurants look forward to seeing you there! Con-
*Prize money based on 2,000 balls being sold. will have extended hours and one-eve- tact info: email Jen Stotler at member-
ning only specials with several galleries ship@thelba.org or call (301) 247-7611.
All proceeds benefit Saint Michael’s School, 16560 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680
hosting opening receptions for their new
Thursday, December 5, 2019 The County Times On the Cover 15

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Hickory Hills North commu- “It’s very difficult to work CO, Verizon, Washington Gas “Right now, we’re doing Phasing Revi
key commercial properties and nity to Chancellors Run Road. there.” and Atlantic Broadband, Settle property acquisitions from
neighborhoods, is likely to be Allen Settle, the county’s There are no plans to have said. Route 237 to Buck Hewitt
completed sometime in the fall road engineer who is in charge a direct connection from FDR All of this was required to Road,” Settle said, noting that
of 2022, county Department of of the overall project, said the Boulevard to Wal-Mart, Settle build on a section of road found a piece of FDR Boulevard has
Public Works and Transporta- completion of Phase 1C would and Deatrick said. between Barefoot Drive and been built by the developer of
tion officials said this week. be a major accomplishment, The main reason is that such Kinnegad Drive to complete the Victory Woods subdivision
But the project has been since it would open a connector a road would run too close to the first phase of the project. with an intersection at Buck
stalled multiple times over the road between two major state a storm water management Work there will continue Hewitt Road.
past two years, causing the routes, Route 4 (St. Andrews pond directly behind the store, through December but will Before 2012 there was a
construction schedule to be Church Road) and Route 237 Settle said. essentially be on hold from Phase 4 of FDR Boulevard, to
pushed back again and again. (Chancellors Run Road). Installation of the triple cul- January and February since run from Pegg Road further
On the county’s construction But this crucial section vert, upon which would rest cold temperatures prohibit the south to Great Mills Road,
project books for decades, the won’t be finished until at least part of the FDR Boulevard laying of concrete and asphalt, but that was removed from the
project was restored to fund- the end of spring of next year, roadway, is now the key delay Settle said. capital construction plan to put
ing levels in 2007 and has been Settle told The County Times. in finishing Phase 1C. This means construction the focus on getting commuter
slowly reaching completion in The delays surrounding The soft soil there made it will have to begin in earnest traffic to and from the Navy
certain areas; one piece of it Phase 1C have been many, not necessary to excavate tons of in March through May of next base, Settle said.
from First Colony Boulevard the least of which was find- earth from there to be replaced year, Settle said, to make the That section may be revived
to Old Rolling Road, known ing a wetland mitigation site by soil that could be compact- current goal. as a construction project, he
as Phase 1B, was opened to to accommodate construction ed to an acceptable firmness What is known as Phase said, but only by order of the
much fanfare last summer but there. to withstand heavy traffic and 3 will run from Chancellors county commissioners and
it was just six-tenths of a mile Since a wetland had to be maintain the road’s structural Run Road south to Pegg Road, then likely after connection of
in length. impacted by construction on integrity, Settle said. has had no county construc- Phase 1 and Phase 3.
The great object of the proj- FDR Boulevard, the county “The triple culverts are in,” tion work done yet, but is fully Phase 2 of FDR Boulevard,
ect is to build a fully connect- had to find a site for another Settle said. “The roadway planned, according to the pub- the shortest at just two-tenths
ed road to the west of Route to be constructed, this one in embankment is still under lic works chief. of a mile, runs from Great
235 running from St. Andrews Leonardtown at the general construction over the triple “All of our engineering Mills Road to South Shangri
Church Road south to Pegg site of the new library/senior culvert.” plans are 100 percent done,” La Drive, between the Bay
Road, which is immediately center, Settle said. Despite all of the challenges Deatrick said. District Volunteer Fire De-
opposite from the main gate “Overall [the selection of the that public works and the con- The first phase, Phase 3A, partment and the Lexington
of Patuxent River Naval Air wetland mitigation site] took tractor face in completing the will run from Chancellors Run Park Volunteer Rescue Squad
Station. four years,” Settle said. “We project, continued wet weather Road to Buck Hewitt Road and headquarters.
Phase 1 of the project, lo- looked through 100 properties both last month and this have have two traffic circles at its It was completed several
cated between St. Andrews throughout the county.” caused delays, Settle said the intersections with MacArthur years ago by the county.
Church Road and Chancel- Public works chief John completion will be a major Boulevard and Buck Hewitt
lors Run Road, is divided into Deatrick said the rules they accomplishment. Road. guyleonard@countytimes.net
16 The County Times Thursday, December 5, 2019

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 The County Times In Our Community 19

Call for
Nominations:
Women’s History
Month Banquet
Awards 2020
The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women
(CFW) is excited to announce that nominations
are open for the 2020 Woman of the Year and To-
morrow’s Woman Awards. All nominees will be
honored at the Women’s History Month Banquet
Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Bay District Vol-
unteer Fire Department Social Hall in Lexington
Park, MD.
This year’s banquet marks an important moment
in history, as the CFW celebrates the 100th anni-
versary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to
the United States Constitution. The 2020 banquet
theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote,” pays tribute
to those who have fought for women’s voting rights
in the United States.
During the banquet, the CFW seeks to recognize
inspirational women in St. Mary’s County who
make extraordinary efforts to make the world a
better place through all types of community ser-
vice. Nominations do not need to be related to the
banquet theme.
The Woman of the Year award honors outstand-
ing women who have made significant contribu-
tions to the local region through their volunteer
service. Previous nominees have included volun-
teers from local churches, libraries, senior activity
centers, hospitals, animal shelters, the NAACP and
volunteer rescue squads. The common denomina-
tors among these individuals are leadership, com-
mitment and impact serving St. Mary’s County.
Tomorrow’s Woman celebrates young women
who are already making a difference in St. Mary’s
County. The award recipient will be a high school
student, in grades 9-12, who has made a remark-
able impact to the community through volunteer
service.
To be eligible, nominees in both categories must
currently reside in St. Mary’s County and have
made a positive impact on the local community
through volunteer work.
The CFW encourages individuals, families, char-
ities, educators, civic, community and religious or-
ganizations to submit nominations. Nominating an
exceptional woman honors her efforts before her
family, friends and the community, and brings at-
tention to the causes she serves. Nomination forms
are available online at http://www.co.saint-marys.
md.us/voluntr.women.asp, by emailing commis- • Custom Apparel
sionforwomen@stmarysmd.com, or calling 301-
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Sypher Scholarship Fund. Established in 2010 by to
the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women, the
scholarship supports a nontraditional student at the
College of Southern Maryland who is a single par-
ent or displaced homemaker.
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CSM Engineering Club Meets NAVAIR


Aeronautical Engineer and NASA Astronaut
When members of the College of Epps.
Southern Maryland (CSM) Engineering “The field trip was amazing,” said
Club aren’t too busy sharing their pas- Glory Sebulime, a club student who is
sion about engineering with other stu- studying electrical engineering at CSM.
dents and area Boy and Girl Scouts, they “One thing I learned out of our visit is
get busy hearing from extraordinary that engineering is a job that requires
guests both on campus and on the road. team work regardless of which branch
Recently, the club hosted Naval Sys- of engineering you are in. Meeting the
tems Air Command (NAVAIR) Aero- astronaut was my favorite part. She in-
nautical Engineer Theresa Shafer, PhD. spired me a lot. She made me realize that
Shafer shared exciting internship oppor- it doesn’t matter whether you’re black
tunities available at NAVAIR Patuxent or female you can do it. The sky is the
River and discussed her career path with limit.”
the military. Fellow CSM electrical engineering
“Theresa provided an awesome op- student Emily DePew agreed.
portunity for students to learn about the “I personally loved when Astronaut
internships and partnerships available Jeanette Epps talked about all the hard
to them,” said Pre-Engineering Program work she went through to accomplish
Coordinator and Engineering Club Ad- her dreams and the different types of
viser Jehnell Linkins. “Students learned training she had to do to push her body,”
that they are able to garner wonderful DePew said. “My favorite part was the
skills, excellent education and hands- cave training – her and her team spent a
on internship experiences right here in certain amount of time in a cave with no
Southern Maryland thanks to CSM.” light in extreme conditions. The oppor-
On Nov. 25, the club got on the road tunity [to meet her] was amazing.”
and headed to University of Maryland CSM Engineering Club Student Presi-
College Park (UMD) to tour labs in the dent Julia Czecha explained that she was
mechanical engineering department and grateful for the experience.
attend a meet and greet lecture with “I enjoyed touring the fab labs at
NASA astronaut and engineer Jeanette UMD the most,” Czecha said. “One

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any form of engineering is to be able sity System of Maryland at Southern
to apply math and physical sciences to Maryland (USMSM), formerly known
building and creating. The University as the Southern Maryland Higher Edu-
of Maryland gives students the oppor- cation Center, to complete their junior
tunity to not only design and create in and senior classes with UMD. Students
theory, but also to bring those theories enrolled in this program will typi-
to life through the technology and re- cally have three classes per semester at
sources made available in the fab labs.” USMSM and one class at UMD’s Col-
CSM engineering students have the lege Park Campus. An additional class
opportunity to participate in a mechani- may be taken online or through an
CHRISTMAS DOLL & TRAIN EXHIBIT cal and electrical engineering part-
nership with the UMD and the Naval
electronically based distance education
service. In support of this partnership
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ST. CLEMENT’S ISLAND MUSEUM (NAWCAD) at Patuxent River Naval tablished a state-of-the-art engineering
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little to no debt, gain practical internship neering courses.
experience and have a two-year commit- CSM students following this program
ment of service with the NAVAIR. have also had the opportunity to do in-
“The University System of Maryland ternships with NAWCAD, with a possi-
at Southern Maryland Partnership is an ble employment opportunity upon suc-
awesome opportunity,” Linkins said. cessful graduation and completion of all
Students in the partnership program Guided Pathway program requirements.
can take the majority of their classes in
Southern Maryland at CSM and then, CSM Press Release
once they have earned their associ-
Thursday, December 5, 2019 The County Times Contributing Writers 21

The Degrees of War


The winter war has begun. No, it
is not another war going on some-
where in the world. This war goes
on in our home every year. And
from the conversations I have had
with my women friends, I am defi-
nitely not the only one. For some
households it is the war of the ther-
mostat. Mainly the women want
it cooler and men want the house
warmer – though this is not always
the case. We do not have a ther-
mostat. My wood-cutting husband
likes to keep his woodstove loaded
and stoked with a heat index close
to an Arizona desert at noon on
the hottest day of the year. It is a
constant temperature of boiling in
here. If my husband has been out
and asks if I added a few logs to the fire, my response to his question is a
smoldering look from my burning eyes.
A few weeks ago he had a custom woodstove made by the Amish, one
that won’t leak smoke and will heat more efficiently. I was not quite ready
for how large this woodstove is compared to the last one – neither was
he. This stove had to be placed sideways on the concrete hearth with the
glass facing away from the seating area, much to Mindy the crazy hound
dog’s chagrin. She loves to stare at the fire. In fact, she loves to stare at the
fire so much that she ate a space out of the previous couch’s arm just big
enough for Mindy to rest her head on and watch the flames.
This new woodstove is so hot that a few nights I have taken to turning
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house I can get cool. Occasionally, I come here in the office, close the
door, and open the window. When you come out of the bedroom you get
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Patuxent River
Naval Air Station
Marines Complete RQ-21A UAS Maintenance
Course to Prep for New Schoolhouse
The Marine Corps and RQ-21A Black-
jack training systems recently complet-
ed the first unmanned aircraft systems
(UAS) maintenance technician course
in preparation for the new schoolhouse
scheduled to open next year in Cherry
Point, North Carolina.
The Navy and Marine Corps Small
Tactical UAS program office (PMA-
263) is now finalizing the eight-week
pilot course curriculum with the Center
for Naval Aviation Technical Training
Unit (CNATTU), Naval Air Warfare
Center Training Systems Division, and
the students who recently completed the
course.
“This is a great progression of the
RQ-21A program as we prepare to hand
the maintenance training baton over to
CNATT, who has worked closely with
us, the fleet, and our industry partner
Insitu to develop a first-class curriculum
for our future Marine maintenance tech-
nicians,” said Col. John Neville, PMA-
263 program manager.
Students in the pilot course were
hand-selected to ensure a wide variety
of experience levels. The RQ-21A-qual-
ified instructors from CNATTU taught
lessons in the classroom and then stu- The RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system inaugural Marine Corps maintenance technician class completed the first-of-its-kind course
dents got hands-on practice in the labs. at Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Nov. 6 at Cherry Point, N
“I enjoyed being a part of the pilot The curriculum includes introduc- “It was neat to return back to the from when I worked on the RQ-7B
course because I was able to provide tion to UAS operations; RQ-21A system schoolhouse and learn about the RQ- Shadow, I still found the curriculum to
my opinion and input,” said Lance Cpl. overview; RQ-21A system theory of op- 21A system in a more in-depth course be challenging and very engaging, espe-
Isaac Allen, CNATT student. “I appre- eration; flight line, flight, launcher and compared to the rest of my peers in Ha- cially the labs.”
ciated being able to have an effect on the recovery operations; pre-flight and post waii,” said Lance Cpl. Latasha Lonzo, The official Marine Corps qualifi-
pace of each lesson and what I thought flight inspections; RQ-21A scheduled assigned to Marine Unmanned Aerial cation course for future Marine UAS
should be changed, so those in future and unscheduled maintenance; and RQ- Vehicle Squadron (VMU) 3. “Although Maintenance Technicians will be desig-
classes can learn best.” 21A troubleshooting procedures. I was able to use my prior knowledge nated as MOS 6314.

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24 Sports The County Times Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Tackle Box Fishing Report Leo Boucher Named


November’s Top Student Athlete

A 30 inch fish caught on Capt. Greg Buckner's Miss Susie.

By Ken and Linda Lamb 30 inch range. The big If you get out and can’t
Contributing Writers stripers in the 40 to 50 find active birds, look for
inch Atlantic Ocean fall birds sitting on the water
Rockfish are gathered run have yet to show up, and motor around look-
in the mouth of the Po- but they prefer the big ing for fish on the depth
tomac and out into the bait that is here now and finder. You may find
bay in the “Triangle “ may arrive soon. There them and not get the ex-
area. The fish are feeding have been reports on pected strikes, but they
on alewife large enough one or two big rockfish will turn on sooner or
to bring gannets in to caught around the bay later.
feast on the bait balls. bridge tunnel, but they Fresh water fishing is
The big sea birds like the are unconfirmed. very good in the ponds
alewives, or menhaden The fish have been very and at St. Mary’s Lake.
that achieve the 6 to 12 dependable biting every- Crappie are hitting live
inch size. day with vast flocks of minnows and the bass are
The rockfish we are birds showing the loca- loving lures.
catching are in the 22 to tion of the feeding fish.

Leo Boucher

St. Mary’s College of Maryland sail- pete at the Rose Bowl hosted by the Uni-
ing member Leo Boucher has been versity of Southern California.
named the November Student-Athlete of November Student-Ath-
the Month, the SMCM athletic depart- lete of the Month Honor
ment announced Dec. 4. Roll
The Department of Athletics & Rec- Women’s Basketball -
reation executive team selects the Stu- Gina Seifert
dent-Athlete of the Month awardee each Men’s Basketball - Justin
month. Milstead
Boucher represented St. Mary’s Col- Women’s Swimming -
lege of Maryland at the LaserPerfor- Brenna Litynski
mance Men’s Singlehanded Nationals Men’s Swimming - Peter
hosted by UC Santa Barbara on Nov. Orban
9-10. The sophomore from West River, Volleyball - Ellyse Sutliff
Maryland returned to campus as a Na- Women’s Cross Country - Marie
tional Champion by taking first place in Lewis
the regatta. Men’s Cross Country - Tyler Wilson
Boucher sat in third place of the 18 Field Hockey - Celina Kaufman
sailors after the first day which consist- Women’s Soccer - Maddie Schwarz
ed of ten races. On Sunday (Nov. 10) the Men’s Soccer - Jacob Breslauer
fleet completed four races which solidi- Women’s Rowing - Olivia Fuster
fied Boucher’s title. Placing in the top Men’s Rowing - Sam Leaman
five in nine of the races helped Bouch- 2019-20 Student-Athletes of the
er’s score a great deal. He finished the Month
regatta with 65 points, just three points September - Khalid Balogun, Men’s
in front of the second-place winner, Soccer
Richard McCann from the University of October - Josh McRobie, Men’s
Miami. Soccer
The Seahawk sailing team will be November - Leo Boucher, Sailing
back in action on Jan. 4 when they com-
Thursday, December 5, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 25

In Remembrance
The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
guyleonard@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition.

Linda Mae Ching-Swarey via Buckmaster and John ter, Mary Lucille Berry (James T. Berry); her Patricia Laverne Quade
Lee Melvin. He survived longtime companion, Francis Brooks “aka The
Linda Mae Ching- by his loving wife Mary man with the Pipe” and her first born child, Patricia “Patsy” La-
Swarey, 73, of Holly- Ellen Melvin whom he Sergeant General Major Sterling Shelton. verne Quade, 75 of Me-
wood, MD passed away married on December 18, There will be many extended fam- chanicsville, MD passed
on November 27, 2019 at 1971 in Trinity Episcopal ily and friends who will mourn and miss away on November 25,
her residence.Born March Church of Newport. Ray- Khaki including tons of nieces and neph- 2019 at her residence with
11, 1946 in Baltimore, mond is survived by his ews, former coworkers and associates, the her family by her side.
MD, she was the daugh- children Lee Melvin “Claire” of Berkley, MA, McIntosh and Leonardtown-Hollywood Patsy was born on De-
ter of JohnRichard Knott, Jason Melvin of Mechanicsville, MD, and 2 neighbors and many others whom she cember 16, 1943 in Dis-
Sr, of Hollywood, MD and the late Virginia grandchildren. He was preceded in death by crossed paths with over these full 95 Years. trict Heights, MD to the late Dillard Heiston,
Helen Knott.Linda was the loving wife of the his siblings Albert Tracy, Jr. and Wesley Tracy. Sr. and Lucille (Whitmore) Heiston.
late Israel Zook Swarey, Jr. whom she married Patsy married her loving husband, John
on March 11, 2001 and preceded her in death
Raymond was a graduate of Leonardtown
High School and was a life-long resident of St.
Bernard “Ralph” Morris Quade, Sr. on December 23, 1960 in
January 18, 2019.She is survived by her son: Mary’s County, MD. Raymond served in the Lawrence, Jr. Mechanicsville, MD. Some of their fondest
Robert A. (Denise) Ching of Mechanicsville, United States Navy for 3 years, from April 18, memories together were going on cruises,
Bernard “Ralph” Law-
MD step-children: Deborah Swarey Hall of 1963 to February 8, 1967. While serving in the traveling, fishing, relaxing at the beach and
rence, Jr., 58, of Mechan-
Mechanicsville, MD, Jacqueline Seevers of Navy, he earned the National Defense Service spending time with her friends and family. She
icsville, MD passed away
Menifee, CA, Abigail C. Halter of McKee, Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Viet- was a member of the Hollywood-Leonardtown
on November 20, 2019 in
KY, and Israel “Buck” Swarey, III of Louis- nam Campaign Medal. He then became a Safe- Optimist Club, the American Legion Auxil-
Washington, DC. He was
ville, KY, siblings: John R. Knott, Jr. of Me- ty Officer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River iary, and the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge.
born on July 18, 1961 in
chanicsville, MD, Darlene Knott Ridgell of for 35 years, retiring on February 4, 2005. Patsy was a hardworking woman who owned
Leonardtown, MD and
Hollywood, MD and Terrence Knott of Hol- He enjoyed making canes and taking walks in and operated Seabreeze Restaurant with her
was the loving son of the
lywood, MD, 3 grandchildren and 8 great- the woods. husband for 17 years and worked as a hair
late Doris Jean Lawrence and Bernard Ralph
grandchildren, also survived by her best friend dresser for forty years. When she wasn’t work-
Lawrence, Sr. Ralph was the loving husband
and caregiver Deborah “Sissy” Morgan ing she enjoyed spending time with her family
of Kimberly Lawrence. He is survived by his
In addition to her husband Linda was pre- Mary Catherine Kane son Christopher Michael Lawrence of Me-
and friends.
ceded in death by her brothers: Charles Knott Patsy is survived by her husband, John Mor-
Mary Catherine Kane chanicsville, MD; siblings Donna Emerson
and Leonard Knott. ris Quade, Sr.; daughter, Nioma Dean (Donny
was born on Septem- of Hollywood, MD, Bernice Ryce (Kenny)
Linda worked as a clerk at IGA, and had Ray), and sons, Jay Quade (April) and Jeffrey
ber 18, 1924 to Agnes of Hollywood, MD, Marietta Peake (Kenny)
her Realtors License, she loved boating on the Quade (Betty Ann) all of Mechanicsville,
Kane Mugg and James of Churchton, MD, James Lawrence (Lisa)
“Linda Mae Sea”, crocheting and Blue Grass MD; brothers, Clifton, Lawrence, and David
Hayden. She died at of Hollywood, MD, Cathy Buckler (James) of
music. Heiston; eight grandchildren and nine great
her home on November Mechanicsville, MD.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, grandchildren.
22, 2019. Mary Cath- Contributions may be made to Special
December 5, 2019 from 9:00AM to 10:00AM In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
erine was educated in St. Olympics Maryland - St. Mary’s County P.O.
in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, may be made to the St. Mary’s Animal Wel-
Mary’s County at the Old Patuxent School Box 921 Hollywood, MD 20636.
Leonardtown, MD where a Service will fol-
low at 10:00AM with Father Ray Schmidt of- in California, Maryland and continued on
ficiating. Serving as Pallbearers: Shawn Knott, to Banneker School in Loveville, Maryland.
Justin Clements, Robert Ching, Jr., Michael Khaki as she was affectionately called was
Spak, Roger Ridgell and Eddie Hall. Honorary raised by her grandfather, George Robert Kane
Pallbearers: Francis Guy, David Knott, Francis “aka Pop-Pa” and her aunt, Minnett Kane
Russell and Malcolm Brennon. Campbell. In that household she would have
Interment will follow in St. John’s Catholic the responsibility of looking after her niece,
Cemetery, Hollywood, MD. Teresa Ann Kane. By the age of 15 Khaki en-
tered the workforce alongside her dear aunt,
Alice Gough at the Old Leonardtown Laun-
Henrietta Cecilia Plum dry for 24 years. She later went on to work at
the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Laundry
Henrietta Cecilia Plum, alongside her sister, Lucille. Later she worked
“Henri”, 80 of Bushwood at the Snack Bar and Gift Shop at St. Mary’s
City, MD formerly from Hospital. Mary also worked as a domestic
Lanham, MD passed in many homes including Mr. and Mrs. Jim
away on November 25, Forrest who would remain lifelong friends.
2019 at her home. Born She loved life and “news”, there was barely a
on November 29, 1938 in day that went by that you did not witness her
Washington, DC she was as you drove by on her porch anchoring the
the loving daughter of the late Caroline Ad- news alongside her co-anchors and lifelong
elaide Topper Hock and Henry Francis Hock. friends; Arthuretta Bowman, Pat Taylor, Janie
She was preceded in death by her husband Taylor and Anna King. Some of her favorite
Pete John Plum who preceded her in death sources of “news” were The Enterprise, the
on June 9, 1980. Henrietta is survived by her Old St. Mary’s Today and her niece, Linda
significant other Rodney S. Joy of Bushwood Gough. When you’d visit her she would loudly
City, MD, children John Francis Plum (Lau- greet you with a “Come on in” and she en-
rie Lynn) of Bushwood, MD, Debora Lynn joyed welcoming company. Especially visits
Vincent (Michael) of Bushwood, MD, and An Independent Family-Owned Funeral Home
from CeCe Price who would deliver her com-
2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death munion when she was no longer able to at- Serving Southern Maryland for over 100 Years
by her sibling Frances Caroline Kulzack, and tend church; Agnes Mills who would fix her
Mary Adelaide Barber. hair when she was no longer able to attend Michael K. Gardiner, C.F.S.P., C.P.C.
Henrietta was a graduate of Saint Ce-
cilia Academy. She moved to St. Mary’s
the beauty salons; her long time hair dressers Funeral Director/President
Delores Thompson and Catherine Herndon.
County, MD in 1979. Henrietta was a school She is survived by three children: Ellen John-
bus driver for St. Mary’s County Pub- son of Lusby, MD, Larry Kane of Leonard-
lic Schools for 36 years, retiring in 2015. town, MD and David Kane of Compton, MD;
her nine grandchildren: Bridgette, Simone,
Raymond Lee Melvin, Sr.
Sterling Jr., Devona, Maurice, Shelly, Corey, Providing trusted service to the community for over 100 Years
Terrence and Sylvia; eight great grandchildren
Raymond Lee Melvin, Sr. “Monk” 74 of and 12 great-great grandchildren. 41590 Fenwick Street • P.O. Box 270 • Leonardtown, Maryland 20650
Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Leonar- Surely she has been greeted at the heavenly www.mgfh.com
(301)-475-8500
dtown, MD passed away on November 23, gates by her parents: Aggie and James along
2019 at his home. Born on January 24, 1945 in with her step father L.U. Mugg; her brother,
Baltimore, MD he was the son of the late Syl- John Phillip Mugg (Mary Lucille Mugg); Sis-
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fare League, Inc., P.O. Box 1232, Leonard- Thomas (Tommy) Center. Robert Lee “Tic” Harris
town, MD 20650 or The Autism Society of Condolences to the family may be made at
Baltimore-Chesapeake, P.O. Box 10822, Bal- Edwin Reamy www.brinsfieldfuneral.com Robert Lee “Tic” Har-
timore, MD 21234. Thomas (Tommy) Ed- Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral ris, 53, of Lexington Park,
Condolences may be made to the family at win Reamy, 73, of Me- Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD. MD, passed away peace-
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. chanicsville, MD passed fully on November 25,
Arrangements made by the Brinsfield Fu- away on November 25, 2019 at his home in Lex-
neral Home, P.A. 2019 at MedStar St. Mary Paula Thompson ington Park, MD.
Mary’s Hospital, Leon- He was born on De-
Mary Paula Thomp- cember 12, 1965 in Prince
Emma Lee “LeeLee” Massey ardtown, MD.  He was son, 78 of Clements, MD Frederick, MD to the late Phillip Harris and
surrounded by his loving passed away on Novem-
Emma Lee “LeeLee” wife and daughters. Rosalie Parran and raised by his aunt and un-
Massey, 42, of Mechan- ber 23, 2019 at MedStar cle Roger “Brick” Brown and the late Dorothy
Tommy was born on April 18, 1946 in St. Mary’s Hospital with
icsville, MD passed away Washington, DC and raised in Brentwood, Mae Brown.
peacefully on Saturday, MD to the late Chester Edwin Reamy and her family by her side. Robert married his lovely wife Christine on
November 23, 2019.   She the late Betty Lou (O’Neill) Reamy.   He is She was born on Au- March 20, 2004 in Patuxent River, MD and
was born on June 20, 1977 survived by his wife of 54 years, Frances L. gust 24, 1941 in Leonard- they have enjoyed 15 years of marriage to-
in Leonardtown, Mary- (Mills) Reamy; daughters Dawn Reamy, Jac- town, MD to the late Warren Guy and Helen gether. Robert’s hobbies included fishing and
land to Edward Ernest queline King (Wayne), Jennifer Bean (John (Wheeler) Guy. crabbing, he really enjoyed being on the water.
Bowles of Compton, MD. and Barbara Lee Boy), Shellia Soderstrom (Derek); grandchil- She was a lifelong St. Mary’s County resi- He loved to play horseshoes, cleaning cars and
(Tennyson) Lacey of Bushwood, MD. dent. She attended Father Andrew White S. J. was very meticulous on keeping a beautiful
dren Mathew King (Christi), Emma King, Ra-
LeeLee was a joyful and loving woman. chel King, Sarah Bean, Tyler Soderstrom, and School in Leonardtown, MD and she complet- yard. His favorite football team to watch was
With a smile that would light up any room and Jenna Soderstrom; great grandchildren Peyton ed her education at Charles County Communi- the Washington Redskins. He also enjoyed
a laugh as free spirited as her soul. LeeLee King and Arabella Pinkney.  He is also sur- ty College. She grew up on the family tobacco The Jerry Springer Show which he watched
spread happiness with just her presence. She vived by his brothers John A. Reamy and Wil- farm where she learned many of the virtues daily. He enjoyed spending time with his fam-
was a wonderful mother to three (3) beautiful liam J. Reamy (Linda) and numerous nieces essential to being a dependable and industri- ily, especially his grandchildren.
and kind daughters who she cherished deeply. and nephews.  ous hard worker, these were lifelong traits that He is survived by his loving wife Hilda
Nothing brought LeeLee the peace she craved she embodied daily. The family farm is also Christine Butler-Harris and their children:
Tommy proudly served in the US Army
like a hug from one of her girls.  To know from 1964 to 1966 where he received the Viet- where she first discovered her love for horses. Keishawnd Young (Roger, Jr); Jyreka Smith
LeeLee was to know a woman who would sup- nam Service Medal for serving in the war.  In her younger years she enjoyed playing soft- and Shileka Smith all of Lexington Park,
port you, cheer for you or just simply stand by Tommy spent his life working hard and sup- ball and volleyball with friends. She married MD; His father Roger Brown; Mother in-law
your side. She made friends where ever she porting his family. At age 16, he started volun- the love of her life Walter and afterwards they Frances Campbell; his siblings Betty Parker of
went. She cherished relationships with her teering at Brentwood Volunteer Fire Depart- made their life together on her husband’s fam- LaPlata, MD and Charlotte Brown of Annapo-
closest family and friends. Leelee loved read- ment which led him to become a career fire- ily farm, where she remained for the rest of lis, MD; his grandchildren Saniya Proctor,
ing, enjoyed relaxing at the beach, and spend- fighter with the Prince George’s County Fire her life. They enjoyed many wonderful and Mydesia Young, Harmony Smith, Jermaine
ing time at home with her girls and dogs.   happy years together. She enjoyed raising veg- Adams, Demari Young, Javontae Young, Jayce
Department and enjoyed an 18-year career
 LeeLee is survived by her husband, Sonny with him retiring in 1985.    After retiring from etables and always had a very large garden, Smith, Amyra Chase, Alyisa Chase, Shatoni
Massey of Mechanicsville; three (3) daughters, the fire department, he was employed with the she had blackberry bushes, a grapevine, and Chase and Justice Chase. He is survived by
Sydney Massey Wolfe (Sam) of Mechanics- St. Mary’s County Public Schools Transporta- a strawberry patch. She enjoyed canning her two brother in-laws Joseph Lawrence Butler, Jr
ville, Shelby Massey of Mechanicsville , MD tion Department for over 15 years driving for vegetables and making jams, jellies, and juices (Joanne) and Thomas Lee Campbell, Jr (Faith,
and Sarah Massey of Mechanicsville, MD; field trips, sporting events and other extra- from her fruit. Early on she worked at local deceased). Four sister in-laws Juanita Weems,
mother, Barbara Lee Lacey and Step-father, curricular activities.  He was also a bus driver retail and grocery stores while completing her Jean Brown (Jerry), Joyce Issac (Franklin)
William Lacey of Bushwood, MD; father, for the St. Mary’s Transit System for 11-years.   education. She worked as an administrative as- and Kimberly Brown. He is preceded in death
Edward Bowles; Grandmother Marion Ten- Throughout the years he coached girls’ soft- sistant for the Department of the Navy at NAS by his parents, his aunt Dorothy Mae Brown,
nyson and Grandfather James T Tennyson of ball teams, was a member and past president of Patuxent River and Webster Field for 18 years brother Joseph Lee Brown, Sr., sister Barbara
Mechanicsville, MD; and sister, Megan Raley the Mechanicsville Optimist Club, and a mem- and retired in 2003. She was a loving sister, Ann Mackall, Father in-law Thomas Campbell
(Bradley) of Mechanicsville, MD. She will ber of the American Legion.  During the years mother, and grandmother who sacrificed much Sr. and nephew Kendall Parker.
be missed by many aunts, uncles, nephews, his daughter’s attended school, he served as a for the benefit of her family. She was a lifelong Memorial donations may be made to the
nieces, and cousins.  LeeLee’s heart was big- volunteer for Chopticon High School Athletic devout Catholic, who strove every day to live National Kidney Foundation, 1301 York Road
ger than life.  Her beautiful smile and soul are and Band Boosters.  her life according to the Gospel. She had a very Suite 209, Lutherville, MD 21093-6007 or go
now a free spirit that will remain in our fondest strong Marian devotion and prayed the rosary to their website at http://www.kidneymd.org/
Tommy was a caring husband, father, daily in her later years. She had a great love for
memories.  grandfather, great-grandfather and brother Condolences may be made to the family at
Condolences to the family may be made who loved his family above all else. His world horses. She owned ponies and horses for over www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. thirty years. She loved to take care of them Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
revolved around his family and spending time as pets and enjoyed the hobby of trail riding
  Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral with them brought him great joy.   Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD. with her friends and participating in horse rid-
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may ing shows. Caring for her horses was a dream
be made to: Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital ℅ come true during her years of retirement. Evelyn “Eve” “Eble”
Grace Ann Dorney Pulmonary Cardiac Rehab She is survived by her son, Kevin J. Thomp- C. Rouillot
son (Jennifer) of Clements, MD; siblings,
Evelyn “Eve” “Eble” C.
Kenneth Guy of Leonardtown, MD, Barbara
Rouillot, 93, of Mechan-
Dotson (Wayne) of Mechanicsville, MD, Ella
icsville, MD, died on No-
Tennyson (Charles) of Scotland, MD, War-
vember 24, 2019 at Med-
ren Guy, Jr. (Sandra) of Leonardtown, MD,
Star St. Mary’s Hospital.
Ernest Guy (Charlotte) of Leonardtown, MD,
She was born on Janu-
and Mike Guy (Betty) of Bushwood, MD; and
ary 20, 1926 in Philadel-
one granddaughter, Emily Grace Thompson
phia, PA to the late Walter
Lynda J. Striegel of Clements, MD. In addition to her parents,
she was also preceded in death by her husband,
Lackman and Louise Strauss.
Evelyn’s hobbies included crocheting blan-
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS • BUSINESS LAW Walter Joseph Thompson and sister, Joyce
kets and making crafts, especially Christmas
Ann Hammett.
WILLS • PROBATE ADMINISTRATION decorations. She was an avid reader. She en-
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s
POWERS OF ATTORNEY • LIVING WILLS joyed spending time with her family, especial-
Catholic Church, P.O. Box 175, Morganza,
ly her grandchildren.
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS MD 20660 or the Leonardtown Volunteer
She is survived by her children: Barbara
Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 299, Leonardtown,
Lyn speaks to many groups regarding Estate Planning & would Enderle (William) of Mechanicsville, MD,
MD 20650.
be happy to speak to yours. Lyn also offers complimentary Walter Douglas Charles (Linda) of New-
Condolences may be made to the family at
ark, DE and Dayle Allen Charles (Alice) of
Estate Planning Classes the Third Wednesday of Each Month www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Landenberg, PA; her sister Eleanor Kleins of
at 11AM at 8906 Bay Avenue • North Beach, MD 20714. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral
Ambler, PA and many grandchildren, great
Homes, P.A.
grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
301-855-2246 • www.legalstriegel.com In addition to her parents and husbands John
Thursday, December 5, 2019 The County Times Obituaries 27

D. Charles and Donald B Rouillot, she was pre- Shirley Catherine Butler Kameron Johnson; 3 great-granddaughters: church nursery she naturally volunteered for
ceded in death by her son, John Dayle Charles Nina, Olivia and Mila Thompson, and a host of that duty. As the kids grew she took on teach-
II and her siblings, Walter James Lackman Jr. Shirley Catherine But- nieces and nephews, relatives and friends who ing in children's church. They especially loved
and Norman Lackman and daughter Joan Co- ler, 72 of Great Mills, MD, she loved dearly. Theresa was predeceased by the Passover meals she made each year for
chran (Elmer –Buck) entered into eternal rest on her husband, daughter: Sonya Johnson, par- them.
The family will receive friends for a Ser- November 14, 2019. Fam- ents, three brothers: James H. Thompson, Jr., Two of her sons became interested in the
vice of Remembrance on Saturday, December ily and friends united on Paul N. Thompson Sr., and Francis Eugene military and enlisted so she took on a new mis-
7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Saturday, November 23, Thompson, Sr; and four sisters: Barbara Elaine sion – Packages for Patriots. She reached out
Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lawn 2019 for visitation at 10 and Maria Annette Thompson, Sarah Ernes- and networked to find out what the deployed
Memorial Park, Inc., 220 North Du Pont Park- am until time of service at tine Lynch and Linda Thompson Woods. troops needed and did fundraising to mail over
way, New Castle, DE 19720. 11 am at St. Mark UAME Church, 45685 Hap- Family and friends will unite on Thursday, a hundred care packages a year. At remote for-
Memorial donations may be made to the pyland Road, Valley Lee, MD. Interment fol- December 5, 2019 for visitation at 9:30 am ward bases the packages were sometimes air
Salvation Army, 21815-D Three Notch Road, lowed at the church cemetery. Arrangements until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at dropped to soldiers. She made more friends
Lexington Park, MD 20653 and Med Star St. by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and came to deeply appreciate the sacrifices
Mary’s Hospital Hospice. 22375 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD that the soldiers and their families make.
Condolences may be made to the family at 20653. Interment to follow at the church cem- She is survived by her children – Kelly Os-
www.brinsfieldfuneral.com Anthony Fitzgerald Greenwell etery. Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral burn (Dennis), Bridget Erinn Okorie (Ekene),
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Anthony Fitzgerald Home. Meghan Halverson (Travis), Michael Walsh
Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD. Greenwell, 52 of Lexing- (Linda), Patrick Walsh (Rachel), Kevin Walsh
ton Park, MD, entered Debra Lynn Walsh (Brittany); fifteen grandchildren and her fa-
Dorothy Marie into eternal rest on No- Debra Lynn Walsh
ther, two brothers and a sister and her husband
John.
vember 20, 2019. Fam-
Oliver Babcock ily and friends united on
died November 22, 2019
at the age of 61. She was
Dorothy Marie Oliver Wednesday, December 4, the eldest child in a small Alice L. Bowman-Veney
Babcock, 57, of Lexington 2019 for visitation at 10 close=knit family. She
Park, died on November am until time of service at 11 am at Briscoe- Alice L. Bowman-
was born July 24, 1958 Veney, 90, of Mechanics-
23, 2019 at her home. Tonic Funeral Home, 38576 Brett Way, Me- in Bethlehem, Pennsyl-
Born on July 18, 1962, chanicsville, MD. Interment was private. ville, MD passed away on
vania, to Christian and November 26, 2019 at her
she was the daughter of Janis Mullsteff, and moved a lot as her father home in Mechanicsville,
the late John Francis Oli- Theresa Eleanor Johnson finished his education and stint in the army; fi- MD. Born on Septem-
ver and Doris Elizabeth nally settling in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Friess. Theresa Eleanor John- ber 18, 1929 in Chaptico,
She graduated from Einstein High School a MD, she was the loving
Dorothy is a 1980 graduate of Chopticon son was born, May 23, year early, took some college classes at Mont-
High School. On June 6, 1981, she married her 1938 in California, Mary- daughter of the late Mary Frances Bowman
gomery college and worked at numerous jobs and Charles H. Bowman, Sr. Alice is survived
beloved husband, Robert Edward Babcock, Jr. land to the late James Har- including a dentist office, a veterinarian prac-
in California, MD. Together they celebrated ry Thompson and Ann by her children Thelma Johnson (Jackie) of
tice, and fast food restaurants. She especially Mechanicsville, MD, Karen Graves (Calvin)
over 28 wonderful years of marriage. She was Elizabeth Lloyd Thomp- loved working with the senior patients at a
a long time bus driver, transporting many stu- son. Theresa passed of Waldorf, MD, Samuel Veney (Karen) of
nursing home. Baltimore, MD, Jeryle Veney (Michelle) of
dents to and from school for many dedicated peacefully in her home on She met her future husband at Trolley Car
years of service. She enjoyed cooking and Monday, November 25, 2019. Loveville, MD. Debbie Johnson (Mike) of
Pizza. They dated for three months and were Clinton, MD, James Mason (Linda) of Wal-
made delicious family meals, with her spe- Theresa was raised in the Catholic faith and married by a justice of the peace in Alexan-
cialty being lasagna, meatloaf, and macaroni was educated in St. Mary’s County. She at- dorf, MD, Jan Dickerson (Virgil) of Mechanic-
dria, Virginia. It was on a Saturday in October, sville, MD, 16 grandchildren, 21 great grand-
and cheese. She and her husband enjoyed trav- tended St. Peter Claver Elementary School and 1978. They went to Kings Dominion for their
elling to the Virginia mountains. She also en- Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ridge, MD. children, and 23 great great grandchildren.
“honeymoon” and then back to work on Mon- She was preceded in death by her siblings Julia
joyed country music, including, Conway Twit- In 1960, she married the late Francis Rodell day. They celebrated their 41st anniversary
ty, Loretta Lynn, Elvis, and Patsy Kline. She Johnson, Sr. and together they raised 5 chil- Conway, Annie Edelen, Mamie Baker, Charles
this year. H. Bowman, II, Walter Bowman, Carroll
enjoyed decorating, especially for the holidays dren. She was also a mainstay in the commu- Debra loved animals and soon had a pair of
and spending time with family and friends. nity sharing her talents by working as a recep- Bowman, James Bowman, Bertie Bowman,
Irish Setter puppies. There were always dogs Madeline Reed, Marie Bowman and Mary
She is survived by her children, Gregory tionist at Rhine’s Beauty Salon and providing around, usually cats, and a menagerie of other
Babcock (Stacy) of Ashburn, VA and Kay neighborhood cleaning services as a member Jane Whalen.
animals. She was a lifelong St. Mary’s County, MD
Bailey (Daniel) of Lexington Park, MD; her of P&P Brothers Janitorial service. She loved children and wanted to have a big
siblings: John Oliver, Jr. (Mary Ellen) of Bush- Theresa was a dedicated wife, mother, resident. Alice graduated from Banneker
family; but she never was one to go the tradi- High School Honor
in 1947. She was
the memory a School
of your cherishedBus
grandmother and sister, finding great joy in
wood, MD, Michael Oliver of Lexington Park,
MD, Patricia Norris (Dickie) of Brookshire, taking care of family, her great grandchil-
dren, nieces and nephews. Spending decades
A Tribute to the Loved One
tional route. She had her first child at home
with a midwife and worked with midwives
Driver for St. one
Mary’s
for 35 years,with friends,
retiring
County
by sharing
inneighbors
Public
the story Schools
of their
2001. and associates
life
TX and Julia Oliver (John) of Hollywood, MD; for a total of six – three girls followed by three
and her grandchildren: Daniel Christopher
Bailey, Jr., Kiaya Nicole Bailey, Cassidy Ann
of her life ensuring that her loved ones were
well cared for, she was truly a pillar of her
Whose Memory Lives
boys. This was her life and love. Faith in God
The family will receive herefriends
in the community.
December 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
on Friday,

community.
was her guiding light, love of family and of with prayers recited at For details
7:00 PMand in tothe
place
Mat-
Parker and Nathaniel Edward Bailey. She was
preceded in death by her parents and husband. Theresa loved watching tennis, specifically
the Williams sisters, as well as college bas-
On Forever in Your Heart
friends was everything else.
Home births led to home schooling. Home-
your notice of remembrance,
tingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown,
call 301-373-4125 for assistance.
MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
Condolences to the family at www.brins- schooling led to 4-H where she shuttled the
fieldfuneral.com ketball, golf and gymnastics. During family on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM in
kids to numerous activities and helped teach St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Michal
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral gatherings she enjoyed hand dancing with her and prepare for the county agricultural fairs –
Home, P.A. siblings. She always loved a quick phone call Sajnog officiating. Interment will follow in the
Charles County, then St. Mary's and Calvert church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will
to catch up and hear how everyone was doing. Counties; and then of course the Maryland
She got up every morning before the sun and be Edward Bowman, Carl Bowman, Sr, Jona-
State Fair.
Joseph Nathaniel Gray started her daily routine, which soon included She loved to cook and treasured recipes
than Veney, Virgil Dickerson, Jr, Christopher
Mason and Alvin Whalen. Honorary Pall-
looking after her grandchildren and seeing handed down from her grandparents. She
Joseph Nathaniel Gray, them off to school each day. bearers will be Damien Thomas, Juwan John-
80 of Chaptico, MD, en- could always be found preparing food in the son, Royal Reed, Gregory Dunn, Jr, Wayne
Theresa leaves to cherish her memory kitchen at family gatherings.
tered into eternal rest on four children: Charles Terrence Thompson of Mills, and Carlos Lewis.
November 21, 2019. Fam- Church was important and she had a heart
Tampa, FL; Phyllis Ann Curtis (Xavier) of for service. Since her children were in the
ily and friends united on Prince Frederick, MD; Erica Michelle Garrett
Monday, December 2, (Shawn) and Francis Rodell Johnson Jr. (Erica)
2019 for visitation at 10 of Lexington, Park, MD; five siblings: Cora
am until time of service Elizabeth Chase and Shirley Gordon of New
at 11 am at Living Hope United Pentecostal York, John Thompson (Deloris) and Catherine
Church, 21650 Chancellors Run Road, Great Herndon (Harold) of Hollywood, MD, and
Mills, MD. Interment followed at Charles Me-
morial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Arrange-
Cornelius R. Thompson (Cynthia) of White
Plains, MD; six grandchildren, Kristofer
REMEMBRANCES
ments by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home. IN PRINT & ONLINE
Thompson (Maria), Kendra Curtis, Latisha
Curtis, Aysia Johnson, Chanel Garrett, and
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Community Calendar To submit your event listing to go in our Community Calendar, please email timescalendar@countytimes.net
with the listing details by 12 p.m. on the Monday prior to our Thursday publication.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 of $10.00 per family.


Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
Queen of Hearts LVRSA Fundraiser Holiday Craft Workshop
Toastmasters Meeting—Talk of the Town
Fitzies Marina and Pub Restaurant Historic St. Mary’s City
St. Mary’s County Library
Joe Hazel Road, Leonardtown 47414 Old State House Road
21677 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Blvd
4p.m. to 7p.m. St. Mary’s City
Lexington Park
Please join us to take a chance to pick a card and find 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m.
the Queen of Hearts to win the jackpot. Each Thursday Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary. Bundle up,
If you want to improve your communication and
there is the opportunity to take a chance to win until celebrate the season, and join Historic St. Mary’s City
leadership skills, pay us a visit and bring a friend!
the Queen is found, with the jackpot rolling over each in this workshop featuring crafts from the past Dip a
Toastmasters International website: www.toastmas-
week. candle, make a wool angel, and be a part of a tradition-
ters.org. Our club website: club9410.easy-speak.org
al wassail celebration. Appropriate for children ages 5
and older. $10 per person (Free to Friends members).
Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 To register, contact the museum visitor center at (240)
Pax River Quilters Guild
Good Samaritan Church
895-4990.
Brown Bag Auction 20850 Langley Road
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Lexington Park
Solomons Christmas Walk
25500 Point Lookout Road 6p.m. to 9p.m.
Calvert Marine Museum
Leonardtown New Members and guests welcome. In the Spirit of
14200 Solomons Island Rd S
9a.m. to 4p.m. the Holiday Traditions Our Christmas party will be
Solomons
Purchase chances and enter to win your favorites: lots of fun. Wear your Holiday Scarf you made and
6p.m. to 9p.m.
$1 each, six for $5, 14 for $10, or 25 for $20. Open to bring a $15.00 wrapped gift to exchange. Bring your
The museum is open and free to the public. Enjoy
all—community welcome. Winners will be drawn at 4 food pantry donation, get a ticket for a draw for your
musical entertainment, Santa, the Otter mascot, holi-
p.m., and you need not be present to take home a prize. donation for each (no seafood, due to members allergy)
day crafts, and shopping in the Museum Store. Santa’s
Bake sale, cookbook sale, and quilt raffle will also be and Visit our website www.paxriverquiltguild.com or
Coffee House will be open with complimentary hot tea,
available. Proceeds support our nonprofit hospital. our Facebook group page, Pax River Quilters Guild for
coffee, hot cocoa, and holiday cookies. Museum mem-
more information.
bers save 20% off in the Museum Store all weekend.
Holiday Open Mic
Christ Church Parish Hall
37497 Zach Fowler Road
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Chaptico Taco Tuesday
7p.m. to 10p.m. 2nd Dist. Breakfast with Santa Claus
VFW Post 2632, California
Acoustic musicians of all skill levels are warmly 2nd Dist. VFD&RS
5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
welcomed to the SMTMD Holiday open mic at the 45245 Drayden Rd.
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.
Christ Church Parish Hall. Come out for some great Valley Lee
Beef, Buffalo chicken or Black bean hard or soft. 1
Holiday-themed music and friendship, to hone your 8a.m. to 11a.m.
for $2, 3 for $5, 5 for $8. Taco salad $5. With all the
performance skills, to meet new friends and possi- All-You-Can-Eat. Cost: Adults $10:00; Children
trimmings. Tostado with refried beans $2. Nachos with
bly learn a few new licks. The admission is $7, and 6—12 $5.00; & Children 5 & under are free. Menu:
cheese $3 add beef $1.
performers are admitted free. To sign up to perform Scrambled Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Pancakes,
(holiday-themed music), please contact Mike Smith at French Toast, Sausage Links, Ham, Bacon, Creamed
smtmdmike@gmail.com. Visit www.smtmd.org for
more information.
Chipped Beef, Sausage Gravy, Hot Biscuits, Spiced
Applesauce, & Grits Drink: Assorted Juices, Milk, & Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Coffee. Funds from this event go to the Volunteer Fire Santa Night
Dept, & Rescue Squad to keep community safe. More Charlotte Hall Library
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 Info Call: 301-994-9999 2nd Dist. VFD & RS, 45245 37600 New Market Turner Road
Drayden Rd., Valley Lee, MD 20692 6p.m. to 7:30p.m.
Festival of Trees Sponsored by Mechanicsville Junior Optimist Club.
University System of Maryland at Southern Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus Come for fun, games, treats, and a special visit with
Maryland St. Mary’s County Elks Lodge 2092 Santa.
44219 Airport Rd 45779 Fire Dept. Lane
California Lexington Park Women In Worship
10a.m. to 4p.m. 9a.m. to 12p.m. First Missionary Baptist Church
Bring the whole family and kick off the holiday sea- All You Can Eat Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus. 46370 Pegg Lane
son with the 12th Annual Festival of Trees—a beauti- Lots of great breakfast food plus made to order omelets. Lexington Park
ful tradition for a great cause! Enjoy free admission to Adults—$10 each. Children ages 5-10—$5 each. Age 7:30p.m. to 9p.m.
stroll through a whimsical world of generously-donat- 4 and under eat free. For more info call 301-863-7800. Our Guest Preacher will be Reverend Tawana Twitty
ed trees and wreaths with live entertainment, activities of Victory Life Center, Upper Marlboro. For additional
for children, photos with Santa Claus, and more. Bid Drive Thru Fried Fish and Shrimp Dinner information please contact First Missionary Baptist
on your favorite tree/wreath to take home, too. Visit Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Church at 301-863-8388.
HospiceOfStMarys.org/FestivalOfTrees for sponsor Rescue Lane
and event details. For additional information, call Hos- Hollywood
pice at 301-994-3023. Noon to 3p.m.
$15.00 per dinner gets you Fried Fish, Fried Shrimp,
Christmas Open House—Summerseat Farm
Summerseat Farm
26655 Three Notch Road
Fries, Cole Slaw and a Roll. All proceeds benefit the
Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad. Please come out
Stop by the
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11a.m. to 2p.m.
Enjoy holiday cookies and cider, visits and photos
with Santa (your camera), Christmas music, Craft
Silent Angel Memorial
Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
46900 S Shangri La Dr
free
Room for the kids where they’ll make their own or-
nament to take home, guided Manor House tours, hay
Lexington Park
6p.m. to 8p.m.
2020
rides, visits with the farm animals, with an opportunity St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office 18th Annual Si-
Calendar Solomons • Photo submitted by Darryl
Smith County Times
for the kids to feed a snack to the animals. For informa-
St. Mary’s County l Calvert County

lent Angel Memorial honoring the victims of homicide 43251 RESCUE LANE • HOLLYWOOD • MD 20636
tion, see www.summerseat.org or facebook. Come on from St. Mary’s County. silentangelmemorial.wixsite.
out for a festive day of family fun on the farm Donation com/silentangelmemorial
Thursday, December 5, 2019 The County Times Calendars 29

St. Mary’s Department of Aging & Human Services Garvey Loffler Senior Activity Center 301-475-4200, ext. 71658
Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4200, ext. 71050

Programs and Activities Northern Senior Activity Center, 301-475-4002, ext. 73101
Visit www.stmarysmd.com/aging for the most up-to date information
Brought to you by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County: James R. Guy, President; Michael L. Hewitt; Eric Colvin; Todd B. Morgan; John E. O’Connor; and the Department of Aging & Human Services

want to miss this FREE event! For more information please Cheese, Homestyle Green Beans & Bacon, Savory Collard
Enhance Fitness Free during call, 301-475-4200, ext. 71050. Greens and a Dinner Roll. We will follow this up with a
the month of December slice of Apple Pie and a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream for des-
Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise
and falls prevention program that helps older adults at all
Breakfast Café & Casserole sert. Call 301-475-4200, ext. 71658 for more information. A
As the holiday season kicks into overdrive, wouldn’t it be limited number of tickets are available.
levels of fitness become more active, energized, and em-
nice for someone else to do the cooking? Make your reser-
powered to sustain independent lives. Through a generous
grant, this class is available at all St. Mary’s County Senior
vation for a delicious staff-prepared breakfast with friends. Drama Speaks Lunchtime Theater
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 9-10 a.m. the Northern Se- "Perplexing Polar Problems": Santa is not always his
Activity Centers at no cost during the month of December.
nior Activity Center will serve a Christmas Breakfast Cas- jolly self. Problems occur in his Polar
It meets at the Loffler Senior Activity Center on Mondays,
serole with hash browns and a sweet roll. The cost is $2 and Kingdom and they are very perplexing. Without warn-
Wednesdays and Fridays. Class is at 2 p.m. on Mondays
is due at sign up. Space is limited. To sign up with payment ing, Santa finds himself facing labor and production prob-
and Fridays; 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. If you haven’t tried
for breakfast in advance, please visit the front desk. For lems, especially concerning his elves. Join us at the Garvey
this fun class yet, now is the time to try it for free. Call 301-
availability call 301-475-4200, ext. 73101. Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 12 p.m.
475-4200, ext. 71658 for more information.
and learn about the somewhat unusual solution to Santa's
Gift Donations Needed for Christmas Gift Gingerbread Houses Craft Class problems in this delightful show. It will brighten your holi-
Come join us as we create the time-honored tradition of days! The lunch that day will be stuffed shells w/tomato
Bingo holiday gingerbread houses at the Garvey Senior Activity sauce, seasoned spinach, garlic bread, pears, pineapple
Every year at the Loffler Senior Activity Center we of- Center on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m.! We will supply chunks, bread pudding w/vanilla sauce. Cost for lunch is
fer a special day of Bingo in which Christmas shopping all the materials and you supply the creativity. Each person by donation for those ages 60 and above and $6 for those
items are the prizes. We will have a full house of 50 players will take home one gingerbread house. We will have hot under the age of 60. To make reservations, call 301-475-
and are looking for donations of gifts for our prize table. cocoa and cookies to enjoy as well. Cost for the class is $5. 4200, ext. 71050.
Donations should be new items, not shopworn or expired Payment is due when registering. Space is limited. To learn
foodstuffs, but items that are suitable for gift-giving. They more or to sign up, call 301-475-4200, ext. 71050. Charles County Show Troupe Holiday
should not be gift-wrapped. Donations can be dropped off
at the Loffler Senior Activity Center Monday-Friday, 8
Luncheon
a.m.-4:30 p.m., now through Dec. 17. Thank you for think-
Christmas Party: Celebrate the Season The Northern Senior Activity Center is proud to sponsor
Set aside Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the the Charles County Show Troupe for their holiday perfor-
ing of us. If you have questions call 301-475-4200, ext.
annual Department of Aging & Human Services Christ- mance of “Christmas Love” on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from
71658.
mas party, which will take place at the Loffler Senior Ac- 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This variety show will feature, sing-
tivity Center. Tickets are available at all three senior ac- ing, dancing, comedy, and more. The performance will be
Hear for the Holidays tivity centers for a suggested donation of $14. Our theme followed by lunch and door prizes. The menu for this event
Jacobs Audiology will be at the Garvey Senior Activity is Celebrate the Season. We will enjoy all of our favorite is stuffed shells with tomato sauce, garlic bread, seasoned
Center on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. This is party elements such as Mean Gene DJ, dancing, raffles, spinach, and dessert. Suggested donation for a ticket is $5
a drop in Open House event! They will have refreshments, door prizes galore, party favors and a toast to the season for this event. To sign up and pay in advance, please visit
complimentary hearing screenings, courtesy hearing aid of giving. Our feast, to be catered by Mission BBQ, will the front desk. For more information regarding this event,
cleanings, educational materials and a raffle. You won’t include Sliced Smoked Turkey, Country Style Macaroni & please call 301-475-4200, ext. 73103.

hold Stay and Play on Thursdays form 10 – 11 a.m.


During the Storytime break, visit your library every
week for a toddler/preschool playgroup. We'll provide
the playthings; you bring the fun! No registration.

U.S. Census Bureau Recruitment


The Lexington Park Library will host the U.S. Cen-
Library Closed for Staff Day sus Bureau on Monday, December 16 from 10 a.m. – 2
p.m. and the Charlotte Hall Library will host the Bu-
All three locations of the St. Mary’s County Library reau on Tuesday, December 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
will be closed on Friday, December 6 for staff train- U. S. Census Bureau personnel will provide informa-
ing. All three locations will be open regular business tion on jobs and help with the job application process.
hours on Saturday, December 7. The Census is conducted every 10 years and the goal
is to count everyone where they live. Hiring will be
Art on Your Own Terms done within the local community to get a complete
Lexington Park Library will hold Art on Your Own and accurate count of each person.
Terms on Monday, December 16 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Come brighten your day with a little “art therapy,” Spend an Hour with a
and use creativity as your outlet for stress! Experi- Job Coach at the Library!
ment with a variety of art supplies, and make a project
to take home. Materials provided. Ages 18 and up. No Leonardtown Library will host ‘Spend an Hour
registration required. with a Job Coach’ on Monday, December 16. Ap-
pointments will be available on the hour from 9:30
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Southern Maryland JobSource job
Stay and Play coaches will be available to meet with job seekers on-
All three locations of the St. Mary’s County Library on-one, for an hour long appointment. If you would
will hold Stay and Plays weekly while storytime is on like assistance with writing your resume, conducting
break from December 16 through January 12. Char- a job search, polishing your interview skills, or career
lotte Hall Library will hold Stay and Play on Wednes- change advice call the Leonardtown library at 301-
days from 10 – 11 a.m. (except December 25 and Jan- 475-2846 to schedule an appointment.
uary 1), and Lexington Park and Leonardtown will
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