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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."

 Obituaries



William Rudolph Wade
(1947 – 2016) 
            Peacefully on November 28, 2016, William Rudolph Wade (Rudy) transitioned to eternal rest at the Restore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Waldorf, Maryland. Rudy was born the second child of the late William Carlyle Wade and the late Susan Marie Wade on May 29, 1947 in Washington, D.C.  Rudy was preceded in death by his parents William Carlyle and Susan Marie Wade and his brother James M. Wade. Rudy leaves to cherish his precious memory two children, Kimberly L. Chase and Cory D. Chase; two stepchildren Kevin T. Chase and DeAunte L. Lancaster; three grandchildren Courtney Demia Chase, McKenzie Chase and Jakari D. Chase. four sisters Viola Ramsey, Barbara Wade, Corleen Wade and Charleen Thomas; three brothers Augustus Wade, Charles Wade and David Wade and a host of nieces and nephews.
            Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church 13705 Notre Dame Place Bryantown, Maryland from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m.  Interment will take place at  1:00 p.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery
 Cheltenham, Maryland.



Peter 'Unc' A. Gross, Jr. 
(Sgt. Maj. USMC Retired)

Transitioned to his eternal rest on Wednesday November 30, 2016 in Stafford County, Virginia.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Adams Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will resume on Thursday, December 15, 2016  at St. Philip's Episcopal 
Church 13801 Baden Westwood Road Baden, MD from 9:00 a.m. until services 10:30 am.  Interment Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. 
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Peter A. Gross, Sr. Scholarship/Memorial Fund Inc. 16905 Horsehead Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613
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Joseph Harley
Visitation will be held on Wednesday December 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church 17502 Aquasco Road Baden, Maryland.  Interment Heritage Memorial Cemetery Waldorf, Maryland.


Charles Pinkney Hawkins

was born on August 19, 1945, in Indian Head, Maryland, to the late Genevieve Hawkins Jones and Lemuel Sylvester Hawkins, with the loving support of his grandparents, Estelle and Samuel Farmer.   
Charles began his formal education at St. Mary's Catholic School and graduated from Pomonkey High School.  As a young man, he found great compassion in the art of bricklaying and carpentry.   His early professional career began as an apprentice bricklayer and quickly developed into a master craftsman.  He approached his craft with great attention to detail, a plethora of knowledge, and all the right tools and materials.  Every project he completed for a client, friend, or family member, was truly a "labor of love".  He used his talent unselfishly to build new developments in his hometown and to partner with recovery missions and organizations to rebuild communities that had been devastated by natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina. Charles enjoyed numerous past-times.  He loved to play the drums and for many years played in a band.  He enjoyed watching baseball games and was a die-hard fan of the Washington Nationals.  He oftentimes enjoyed fishing, creating many fishing tales and memories.  He enjoyed attending drag racing events, no matter how hot the outdoor temperature.  He so loved politics, and considered himself to be the ultimate "political buff ".  He was a historian in his own right, and loved to read and research African American history.  But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and celebrating the accomplishments of his grandchildren, supporting them at their piano recitals, plays, and basketball and football games. On Monday, November 21, 2016, CHARLES PINKNEY HAWKINS of White Plains, Maryland, was called home to glory.  He is survived by his son, George Brown, Sr. (Angela); daughters, Julie Ennis (Greg), Carlene Murray (Andrew), and Nia Ishman; one sister, Alma Clark; three brothers, Paul Hawkins (Barbara), Rod Jones, and Alfred Jones (Vera); one aunt, Jean Thomas (George); six grandchildren, George Jr., Geovaun, Arrington, Justin, Miele, and McKenzie; one great-grandson, Liam; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Mr. Hawkins will lie in state at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, 9832 Piscataway Road, Clinton, Maryland, on December 2, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until the service begins at 11:00 a.m.  The Interment will be held at St. Mary's Bryantown Cemetery, 13715 Notre Dame Place, Bryantown, Maryland 20617.  
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