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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

WILLIAMS, Lois Bernice

LOIS BERNICE WILLIAMS

“Louie”

On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late Maurice S. Williams; mother of Nedra Sistrun and Maurice Shelby Williams, Jr.; grandmother of Ethan Maurice Williams; sister of Rosetta Crews; sister-in-law of Vernola Williams. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Interment private.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

NAGY, Linda Killeen

LINDA KILLEEN NAGY

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, of Glenn Dale, MD. Beloved mother of Jonathan (Patience) Nagy; daughter of Betty and the late John Killeen. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD, on Tuesday, June 15, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

XENOPHONTOS, Ploutarchos H.

PLOUTARCHOS H. XENOPHONTOS (Age 91)

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Sophia Xenophontos; father of Xenophon, Christos (Maria) and Alexander Xenophontos; grandfather of Luke Xenophontos. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 7 to 9 p.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

CULLER, Mary Ellen

MARY ELLEN CULLER

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010 of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late Charles H. Culler, Jr. Relatives and friends may call at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD on Friday, June 11, from 10 to 10:30 a.m. where Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 4200 Harewood Rd. NE, Washington, DC 20017.

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

VELAZQUEZ, Minerva

MINERVA VELAZQUEZ

On Tuesday, June 8, 2010, of Takoma Park, MD. Beloved wife of Juan Velazquez-Ortiz; mother of Patrick (Angela), Jorge and David Velazquez and Melissa (Michael) Stolzenburg; grandmother of Lauren Reynolds, Patrick II , Rebecca and Catherine Velazquez. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, June 13, 2 to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, New Hampshire and Larch Avenues, Takoma Park, MD. on Monday, June 14, at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

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Monday, June 7th, 2010

BARR, Ruth S.

RUTH S. BARR

On Monday, June 7, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved wife of the late John F. Barr; mother of Kathy Warner, Dorry Barry, Mary Pat Barr, Noreen Naughton, John R. and Brian W. Barr; grandmother of Meagan, Timmy, Corey, Berit, Callie, Alice, Lauren, Danny, Austin, Thomas and Michael. Relatives and friends may call at St. Bernadette’s Church, 72 University Blvd., East, Silver Spring, MD 20901, Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.; where Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernadette’s Church.

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Sunday, June 6th, 2010

DOYLE, William Gregory


WILLIAM GREGORY DOYLE

On Sunday, June 6, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Christina Doyle; father of Stephanie and Katharina Doyle; son of William and Patricia Doyle; brother of Kevin, Bob, Joe and Mary Doyle. Also survived by nieces, nephews, loving family and friends. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, Friday, June 11, from 12 to 1 p.m., where the funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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Sunday, June 6th, 2010

NEFF, Jack

John (Jack) L. Neff (Age 87)

On Sunday, June 6, 2010, of Frederick, MD.  Beloved husband of the late Alice Frances McCann Neff and the late Mabel A. Wallmark Neff; father of Rosemarie Cascioli and John T. Neff;  grandfather of Matthew, Maureen, Alexandra and Jonathan:  great-grandfather of Julius Christopher.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a life-long member of AFCCE.  Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a  Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 10, at 11:00 a.m.  Interment  Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., # 300, Washington DC 20015.

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

JONES, William Robert

WILLIAM ROBERT JONES

On Thursday, June 3, 2010 of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Kathy Meyer Jones; brother of Susan Jones. Preceded in death by his parents, George E. and Clara Higgins Jones, brother, C. David Jones and sister, Linda Jones. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m., where a Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Interment Norbeck Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

SMITH, Edward Lee

EDWARD LEE SMITH (Age 78)

On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, of Westover, MD. Beloved father of Jeanne L. Helke, Edward Lee Smith, Jr., Sharon L. Smith, and Jamie L. Smith; brother of Mary Rosenthal, Norman Smith, and Buppy Waller. Also survived by six grandchildren, Jeffrey Kaless, Erin L. Koch, Danielle P. Koch, Lainie N. Smith, Jameslee Logan Smith, and Adalynn Gladys Smith. Funeral Service at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer”s Association, 909 Progress Circle, Suite 400, Salisbury, MD 21804.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

HUNTER, William D.

WILLIAM D. HUNTER

On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Roberta L. Hunter; father of Joseph D. (Carol F.) Hayes and Richard T. Sweat; grandfather of William Brooke Hayes, Kimberly Erin Sweat, and Michael Richard Sweat, Hunter M. Cote and the late Sean Hunter Hayes; brother of Helen E., Kenneth C., Ethyle L., Whitney I., Estes K., and Forrest J. Canterbury; and Mary E., Paul E., Samuel H., and L. Edward Hunter. Also survived by many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, 7 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Tuesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

HOLCOMBE, Elizabeth B.

ELIZABETH B. HOLCOMBE

On Wednesday, June 2, 2010 of Silver Spring, MD. Sister-in-law of Margaret Holcombe; aunt of Julia Kniskern, Deborah McColgan and Lee Shum; great-aunt of Carol Beth Casto, Kristin Kniskern, Laura Peters and Douglas McColgan. Also survived by six great-great-nieces and nephews. Memorial Service at Inter-Faith Chapel, 3680 South Leisure World Blvd., Silver Spring, MD 20906 on Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to Inter-Faith Chapel.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

CARNAHAN, Col. Robert G.

COL. ROBERT GOSKIRK CARNAHAN, USAF (Ret.)

On Monday, May 31, 2010, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Carol Knapstein Carnahan and the late Rita Gallagher Carnahan; devoted father of Judith (James) Connor, Robert (Carolyn Chase) Carnahan, Jr. and Joan (the late Joseph) Hosmer; loving grandfather of James and Michael Connor, Caren Smith, Kristin, Katie and Brian Hosmer; step-father of Carol Ann Cairns, John Knapstein, Nancy (James Hoehn) Goldberg, Mary (Robert) Murphy, Thomas Knapstein, Peter (Ruth) Knapstein; brother of William Carnahan and the late Jean West. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Friday, June 4, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Church, 15661 Norbeck Blvd., Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, August 30 at 9 a.m. (please assemble at Administration Building by 8:30 a.m.). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 2020 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

PETES, Helen Barbara

HELEN BARBARA PETES

Helen Barbara Petes died Monday, May 31, 2010 after a brief illness. She was born on September 14, 1921 in New York City, to the late Susan and John Szalanczy and graduated from Queens College in New York. She was married on May 20, 1944 to her beloved husband, the late Joseph Petes. In 1946, she moved to Washington, DC and in 1956 moved to suburban Maryland where she lived for the rest of her life. After her last child left home, she worked for many years at the Naval Federal Credit Union in White Oak. She was devoted to her family and friends and will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her warmth, generosity, and sense of humor. She is survived by her three children (Tom and his wife Rosann, Ginger and her husband Ed, and Linda and Lefty), and four grandchildren (Melissa, Laura, Diana and Kristin). Her life will be celebrated at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking) on Saturday, June 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. Her ashes will be buried with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, June 25 at 2 p.m. (Please assemble at the Administration Building by 1:30 p.m.) Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Monday, May 31st, 2010

DENNIS, Theresa Hattie

THERESA HATTIE DENNIS (Age 80)

On Monday, May 31, 2010 of Washington, DC. Beloved wife of the late Mercer Dennis; mother of Pamela Dennis-Thomas, Sheila Dennis- Hayes, Jennie Dennis, Hugh M. Dennis, Jr. and Regina Dennis; mother-in-law of Willard Hayes; grandmother of Stephanie, Rochelle, Mercer and Alanna; sister of James, Harry and Earl F. Simpson; very dear friend of Virgil Thompson. Also survived by a host of loving relatives. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking) on Tuesday, June 8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 9 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 15 Red Oak Mountain Rd., Woodville, VA 22749, where a Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500