James Hoxter Jr.
James Edward Hoxter Jr., 36, of Chester, died Dec. 19, 2001 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The cause of death was not available.
Born Dec. 9, 1965, in Easton, Mr. Hoxter was the son of James E. Hoxter Sr. and Patricia Nash Hoxter of Grasonville. He graduated in 1983 from Queen Anne's County High School in Centreville and received a bachelor of arts degree from Washington College, where he was a member of the crew.
He worked for the state as a legislative administrator for the past nine years. Just recently he moved from Grasonville to Chester.
He volunteered with the Kent Island Little League for more than 15 years. He also volunteered with the Queen Anne's Department of Aging, serving as treasurer. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Karla Radford of Smyrna, Del.; and his grandmother, Virginia Cook Hoxter of Grasonville.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Stevensville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland, 8043 Kimberly Road, Baltimore, MD 21222-2602.
Margaret H. Reed, 90, a recent resident of Annapolis, died Dec. 18, 2001 at FutureCare-Chesapeake nursing home in Arnold.
Born June 30, 1911, in Ambridge, Pa., Mrs. Reed graduated in 1929 as class valedictorian from Ambridge High School. She received a teaching certificate from Indiana, Pa., State Teachers College in 1931 and also attended Duke University.
Mrs. Reed taught elementary schools in Ambridge and Quaker Valley, Pa., until her retirement in 1973.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Sewickley, Pa.
Mrs. Reed was an avid antique collector and traveled extensively throughout the world. She was a former director of the National Heisey Collectors of America and a devoted student of American glassware. Her other hobbies included coin and stamp collecting and reading.
She is survived by two sons, retired Navy Capt. Charles N. Reed of Lafayette, Calif., and retired Navy Capt. Robert F. Reed of Annapolis; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
She was the widow of Charles Nelson Reed Jr. and the sister of the late Charles, Robert and Frederick Hettinger.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Rausch Funeral Home in Owings.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Center, 877 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, MD 21146, or the Calvary United Methodist Church Building Fund, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401.
Mary Catherine Stevens, 84, of Chester, died Dec. 19, 2001 in Easton at the Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility after a long illness.
Born Sept. 22, 1917, Mrs. Stevens was the daughter of the late E. Frank Lewis and Arie Thompson Lewis, and step-daughter of Ella Coleman Lewis.
During World War II she worked at a defense plant in Chestertown. She also worked in the concession stand on the former Chesapeake Bay ferries.
She was a member of Kent Island United Methodist Church.
On Sept. 28, 1948, she married William Seaford Stevens, who is now a resident of the Heartland House in Grasonville.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, William Seaford Stevens Jr. of Grasonville; one daughter, Mary Ann Coursey of Chestertown; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, William H. Lewis of Stevensville; a half-sister, Betty V. Wolf of Chester; and two half-brothers, Roger Lewis of Easton and Joe Lewis of Grasonville.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Lemuel Edward Lewis.
Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Fellows, Helfenbien and Newnam Funeral Home, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester, where family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Stevensville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Island United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, Chester, MD 21619.
Richard Eugene Abrims, 48, of Glen Burnie, died Dec. 16, 2001 at North Arundel Hospital after a three-year illness.
Mr. Abrims, who was known to friends and family as "Brother" and "Abe," was born in Annapolis and educated at the former Carver Elementary School and Annapolis High School.
He served as a private in the Army.
He was employed with Reliable Construction Co. as a truck driver. He also worked as a truck foreman for A. H. Smith.
Mr. Abrims enjoyed listening to music and pitching horseshoes.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Abrims; his mother, Thelma Smith of Glen Burnie, his grandmother, Madeline Abrims of Annapolis; four sons, Derrick Abrims, Richard "R.J." Abrims, Deondre Abrims, and Richard Abrims, all of Glen Burnie; seven sisters, Phyllis Dorsey, Wanda Mitchell, and Len Harris all of Glen Burnie, Carolyn Abrims and Fay Elkridge, both of Severn, Tracy Jones of Annapolis, and Vonnie Rockingham of Odenton; and one grandchild.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Reese and Sons Mortuary, 821 West St., with a Christian Wake from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will take place Friday at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.
Jesse L. Adams, 86, a former resident of Pendennis Mount in Annapolis, died Dec. 14, 2001 at Oak Crest Village, a retirement community in Parkville.
Mr. Adams was born in Baltimore and was a businessman in Annapolis for many years before his retirement. He was past president of Adams Enterprises in Annapolis and of Terrace Gardens Building Corp. He also was involved in other real estate developments in Annapolis.
He served as chairman of the Hertha and Jesse Adams Foundation and was a former director of Farmers National Bank of Maryland.
He belonged to the Annapolis Yacht Club, Pythagoras Lodge 123 of the Masons, the Scottish Rite, Boumi Temple and Christ Lutheran Church in Baltimore. He was an avid big game hunter and traveled extensively throughout the world. He moved to Parkville five years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Hertha Adams, whom he married in 1941; and caregivers, Nancy and Bob Wolfe of Annapolis and Carole and Carl Brudin of Highland.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the chapel at Oak Crest Village, 8820 Walther Blvd. in Parkville. Burial will be in Lorraine Park Cemetery in Baltimore. Arrangements are by Taylor Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21230, or the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, in care of Boumi Temple, 5050 King St., White Marsh, MD 21162.
Catherine Rose Bennett, 94, of Naperville, Ill., and formerly of Shady Side, died Dec. 14, 2001 at the Snow Valley Living Center in Lisle, Ill.
Born in Hershey, Pa., Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker.She enjoyed cooking, baking and canning fruits and vegetables.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Naperville.
Survivors include one son, Raymond W. Bennett III of Naperville; and three grandchildren.
Her husband, Raymond W. Bennett, died in 1995.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday followed by the funeral service at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 905 Galesville Road, Galesville.
Burial will be in Woodfield Cemetery in Galesville.
A Mass of Christian burial was said Dec. 14, 2001 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis for Mary Haygood, 83, a lifelong resident of Annapolis who died Dec. 12 at her home.
The daughter of the late Bernard C. Hoff Sr. and Ruth Hoff, Mrs. Haygood graduated from Annapolis High School in 1936. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Her hobbies were knitting, crocheting, and gardening. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing goft.
Her husband, William M. Haygood, died Dec. 1, 1999.
Survivors include her son, William E. Haygood of Annapolis, and one brother, Douglas Hoff of Morgantown, N.,C.
She was the sister of the late Bernard E. Hoff Jr. and Ruth Hoff.
Burial was in Lakemont Cemetery in Davidsonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.
Diane "Di-Di" Jones, 45, of Baltimore died Dec. 16, 2001 at the Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum, after a lengthy illness.
Ms. Jones was born Oct. 16, 1956, in Annapolis. She attended school in Baltimore, and studied cosmetology at Carver Technical Institute for three years.
She was affiliated with First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill.
She was a homemaker who liked to work with children.
Her hobbies included dancing, swimming, reading, cooking, and hairdressing.
She is survived by her companion of 22 years, William Banner; her mother and stepfather, Lucille Jones and George Brooks of Annapolis; one son, Donta Jones of Annapolis; two daughters, Nakita Dargon and Shakita Dargon, both of Annapolis; three brothers, John Jones and Tyrone Jones of Anne Arundel County, and Warren Larkins of the Eastern Shore; two sisters, Beverly Brown of Baltimore and Marguerite Brown of Annapolis; and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father, John W. Jones, and one sister, Mary Brown.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reese and Sons Mortuary, 821 West St. in Annapolis.
Gwendolyn Theresa "Gwen" Owens, 75, a 50-year resident of the Bay Ridge area of Annapolis, died Dec. 16, 2001 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Mrs. Owens was born in Baltimore and was a graduate of Towson High School, Class of 1943.
She was a past grand regent of the Catholic Daughters, past president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis, and a member of the Altar Society at St. Mary's and formerly Manresa.
She was an artist, seamstress and a creative cook. She enjoyed camping and travel.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William W. Owens; two sons, Robin R. Owens of Worcester, Mass., and Charles Christopher Owens of Bay Ridge; two daughters, Judy Stack of Milford, Del., and Colleen Hann of Bay Ridge; two brothers, James Reed of New Jersey and Charles S. Reed of Towson; one sister, Carolyn Boniface of Randallstown; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Road, Annapolis, immediately followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery on West Street.
Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at the Davidsonville United Methodist Church for Lorraine Suit, 67, a lifelong resident of Davidsonville who died of pancreatic cancer Dec. 12, 2001 at Crofton Convalescent and Rehabilitaition Center after a four-year illness.
Mrs. Suit lived her entire life on the land on which she was born. She attended Davidsonville Elementary School and graduated from Annapolis High School, Class of 1951.
She worked as a secretary for Murray, Martin and Olson Insurance Co. and later in the law offices of Gortte and Angeli.
She was a member of the Davidsonville United Methodist Church and was a volunteer worker for the Ruritan Club of Davidsonville.
Her interests were gardening, entertaining, and travel.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Suit, whom she married in 1959; one daughter, Jennifer Beck of Edgewater; one brother, Francis "Sonny" King of Davidsonville; and three grandchildren.
She was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice King, the mother of the late Robert "Ros" Suit Jr., and the sister of the late Elizabeth Beck.
Burial was in the Davidsonville United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Davidsonville United Methodist Church Building Fund, Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035 or the Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund, 826 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville, MD 21035.
A memorial service for Thomas Frederick Vogel, 42, of Severna Park, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway.
Mr. Vogel died Dec. 13, 2001 at North Arundel Hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Ritchie Highway near Norman Road in Glen Burnie.
Born July 27, 1959, in Baltimore and raised in Essex, he previously lived in Roxanna, Del.
He was employed in construction and carpentry work at Alcap Construction Fire Restoration.
His interests included deer hunting, fishing and crabbing.
His wife, Susan Lyn Vane Vogel, died Nov. 22, 2000.
There are no immediate survivors.
Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Anne Arundel Center, 1041 Route 3 North, Gambrills, MD 21054, for brain cancer research.
A memorial service for Patricia Ann Fleming Betts, 78, of Annapolis, will be held at noon Dec. 29, 2001 at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Ridgely Avenue and Bestgate Road.
Mrs. Betts, formerly of Carefree, Ariz., died Dec. 6 at her home in Annapolis after a lengthy illness.
Born April 5, 1923, in Mineral Wells, Texas, she graduated from Holland Hall in Tulsa, Okla., where she was raised. She attended Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University and Arizona State University in Tucson.
Active in community affairs, she attended the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served on the board of directors of the YWCA in Charleston, W.Va.
In 1943 she was married to Henry Grady Betts Jr. who died in 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Henry Grady Betts III of West Chicago, Ill., and Donald F. Betts of Irvine, Calif.; two daughters, Barbara Shoemaker of Annapolis and Rebecca Betts of Charleston; two sisters, Elizabeth Fleming Powers of Tulsa and Barbara Fleming Amundsen of Afton, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was the daughter of the late Walter and Jean Fleming and the sister of the late Nancy Fleming Burns and Jean Fleming Robinson.
Arrangements are by Hardesty Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.
Karell Naheem Dunn, 15-day-old son of Ebony Phillips and Marcus Dunn of Glen Burnie, died of natural causes Dec. 5, 2001 at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore after a brief illness.
Karell was born Nov. 20 in Baltimore.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Daikwan Stevens and Dizaya Dunn of Glen Burnie; one sister, Ny'zhea Green of Annapolis; his grandparents, Donald Abdul-Rabb of Glen Burnie, Linda Coates of Annapolis and Beverly and Frederick Dunn of Baltimore; his step-grandmother, Ellen Abdul-Rabb of Glen Burnie; and his great-grandparents, William John Edward Coates of Annapolis and Ozzie Chambell of Baltimore.
Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Reese and Sons Mortuary, 821 West St., where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Annapolis Memorial Gardens.