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"Know that death is not an end, but a transition to a place free of pain and suffering."  The word of God reminds us in 2nd Timothy 4:7-8: " I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."


Alice L. Douglas
of Clinton, MD was called to glory. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Baden Parish 13801 Baden Westwood Rd. Brandywine, MD 20613. Viewing will begin at 10:00 am and service will begin at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Mandarin Inpatient Care Center 3675 Solomon's Island Road, Harwood, MD 20776.

Charles C. Hawkins 
on Thursday April 9,2015 of Waldorf,Maryland. Visitation will be on Thursday April 16, 2015 at St.Peters Catholic Church 3320 St. Peter's Drive Waldorf, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Friday April 24, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland.

Joseph A. Goldring Sr.
 Snake Goldie or Joe

He was 94 years old.  Joe and his family lived in Port Tobacco, Maryland from September 1969, until  he transitioned from this life to eternal life on Thursday,  April 9, 2015 due to complications from kidney failure. On October 29, 1920 @ 9:00 p.m. in Dentsville, Maryland.  Joseph Was born to the late James Edward and Erma Sovelia Goldring.   He was preceded in death by; Mary Goldring (Sister) and James Goldring (brother). He was Baptized into the Catholic Faith on November 6, 1920 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bryantown, Maryland, by Rev. P.E. Conroy.  His God Parents were Charlie Lewis and Louise Green. The family moved from Dentsville, Maryland to Clinton, Maryland in 1925.  He attended Clinton Elementary school from 1927 to 1934  where he graduated from the 7th grade.  His first job was Share Cropping  for Phillip Miller of Clinton, Maryland.  He worked for Phillip Miller until he was called into the Army.  On October 17, 1942 he was sworn  into the United States Army.  He was a Truck Driver, Fork Lift Operator and Cargo handler inspector, he also qualified as a M1 Riflemen. He was awarded  a Good Conduct Medal, a Pacific Theater Ribbon and a World War II Victory Ribbon.  After leaving the United States Army on December 3,1946, Joseph went on to work at Andrew's Air Force Base March 3, 1946 as an Unskilled Laborer. On March 16, 1950, he was promoted to Freight Handler Checker.  He retired on June 30, 1973 as Supervisor of Motor Vehicle Operator/ Warehouseman.  After retiring from Andrews, he went on to work for Gardner John Deere Equipment  in La Plata, Maryland.  Owned and operated by the late Ralph and Emma Jean Gardner of Waldorf, Maryland. On March 29, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church,  he married, Mary Julia Margaret Reeves, thus making her Mrs. Goldring.  From this union they born and raised nine children.  Son's;  Joseph (Tankle) Leroy (Guff) John (Bay) and six daughters; Martha (Annie) Dinah (Monk) Evelyn (Ebin) Connie (Lucy) Trudy (Tutti Frutti) Linda (Maida).  Also, Mary Beatrice Green, Jones (Besie), he also raised Wanda Reeves, (their niece) and Diane Matthews (a friend of his girls). He was preceded in death by;  Mary (wife) Joseph Jr. (Tankle) his daughter, Beatrice (Besie) and his son John (Bay, like the Chesapeake).   His surviving children are as follow, Leroy, Martha, Dinah, Evelyn, Connie, Trudy and Linda. He is the grandfather of 96 Grandchildren, 36 Great grand children and 17 Great, Great grand children.  He will be forever loved and missed by them all. Visitation will be on Saturday April 18, 2015  at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13705 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland from 10:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Interment Church Cemetery.

Thomas Leroy Briscoe Sr., 81,

of Waldorf, MD peacefully made the transition from this life on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his residence.   Born November 15, 1933 in Indianhead, MD, he was one of nine children of the late Austin and Lucy (Smith) Briscoe. He was known as ‘Buck’ to all his family and many friends.
After graduating high school, Thomas started his military service in U.S. Air Force and later switched over to the U.S. Army.  He proudly served his country for 21 years which included seeing combat in Vietnam.  He retired in July 1972.  Thomas would go on to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a Postal Police Officer at the Bulk Mail Center in Washington, DC & Largo, MD until his retirement. He was a long time member of the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1.  Thomas was preceded in death by his three brothers Alton, Charles, and Louis Briscoe, and his sister Sr.  Jacinta Briscoe.  Leaving to cherish his memory is his two daughters Sheila Haymon and her husband Victor Sr. of Farmville, VA, Kasandra Briscoe of Clinton, MD, his son Thomas L. Briscoe, Jr. and his wife Janet of Stephens City, VA, former wife of thirty two years Bernice Briscoe of Clinton, MD, two sisters Mary Jackson and her husband William of LaPlata, MD, Theresa Clagett and her husband Charles of Hughesville, MD, two brothers Richard Briscoe of Hughesville, MD,  James Briscoe and his wife Mary of Hughesville, MD. Thomas was blessed with eight grandchildren Jennie Fowlkes and her husband Antron, Matthew Haymon all of Farmville, VA, Nicole Haymon of Richmond, VA, Victor Haymon II of Nashville, TN, PFC Brittany Haymon of Ft. Bliss, TX, Joseph Rouse, Eden Rouse both of Clinton, MD, Elizabeth Briscoe of Stephens City,VA, two great grandchildren Jalen and Jordan Fowlkes both of Farmville, VA, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13705 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland at 11:00 a.m.  Interment 1:00 p.m. Maryland Veterans Cemetery Cheltenham, Maryland