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Larry Dean Benes

Passed away peacefully on December 1, 2016 after
a heroic three year fight with cancer. He is survived by his
beloved wife of 30 years, Stacie; his sisters and brother-in-law Devereaux
Raskauskas, Darcy Bonfils and Jim Bonfils (Andrea). Cherished nieces and nephews Jenn, Joseph and Carolyn Raskauskas, Alexandra and Lindsay Bonfils, Sara Sluhan Baer and John Sluhan. He was preceded in death by his parents Betty and Jerry Benes, his sister, Maryann Benes Sluhan and her husband, Elliott.
Larry lived life to the fullest. He was gracious towards all, the nicest, must fun loving person in any room. He approached everything with vigor and enthusiasm. We will remember him at the Potomac Hunt Races, teaching the kids how to place a bet, on the golf course at Farmington, fishing in the Florida Keys. He was an entrepreneur whose interests were varied and included broadcasting and real estate. Larry's family thanks the doctors, nurses and all caregivers at Hopkins Oncology, Inova Fairfax, Sibley, Suburban and the Washington Home Hospice. They took wonderful care of Larry which he appreciated so much. Special thanks to Larry's wonderful aide, Sam, who took beautiful care of Larry's every need while at home. All are living proof that there are truly angels on earth. There will be a memorial service at a later date.





Meghan Faith Massey

Meghan F. Massey, 32, of Poolesville, died suddenly on November 27, 2016.
Born on October 10, 1984, she was the daughter of Francis Massey and Barbara Faith.
Surviving besides her parents is her sister, Jennifer, her brother, Jason, both of Poolesville and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Meghan graduated from Poolesville High School and Hood College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.
A Mass celebrating Meghan's life will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Road, Barnesville, MD.
Inurnment will follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mary of Nazareth School, WUMCO, or the Montgomery County Humane Society.
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville.



Reeva Alexander Jones

Reeva Alexander Jones of Buckingham's Choice, Adamstown, MD, passed away on November 27, 2016.
Mrs. Jones was born on October 9, 1918 in Frederick, MD. She was the daughter of John Alexander and Mae Hawker Alexander. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Robert Jones in 1995 and by her four siblings: Meredith, Leon, Iona (Wiggins), and Ross.
Cherishing her memory are daughters, Joan Temple Jones and Jan Alexandra Jones Angel and son-in-law James Burman Angel. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends, who were very dear to her.
Mrs. Jones was a lifelong member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, MD. She was employed at the Lord Baltimore Hotel and as an assistant to a cardiologist in Washington, D.C. During the early stages of the Pentagon, Reeva was hired by the MIT Operations Evaluations Group - the only non-military group in the Pentagon at that time.
She was a member of Holly Hills Country Club for 23 years, and enjoyed reciprocating invitations to ladies' golf association tournaments with her many friend at clubs in the metro area. She was active in the Rural Women's Republican Club for over 40 years. Reeva was also a long-term member of the Sugarloaf Citizen's Association and the Dickerson Community Association.
Reeva and Bob enjoyed their Dickerson residence for over 40 years, and their 339-acre farm on Big North Mountain in Gerradstown, WV.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 3 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701, at 11:00 AM with internment to follow at Monocacy Cemetery, 19801 W Hunter Rd, Beallsville, MD 20839.
A reception will follow at 2 PM at her residence in Buckingham's Choice, 3371 Upland Court, Adamstown, MD 21710.
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)





Clark Everett Brown

Clark E. Brown, 58, of Barnesville, MD, died suddenly at his home on November 18, 2016.
Born on November 5, 1958, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Richard P. & Irma L. (Hubble) Brown.
Clark Brown was a kind hearted and giving member of the community who had a lifelong passion for local history, Chesapeake culture, natural resources and agriculture.
At a young age, he was an active member of the Montgomery County 4H Beef Club and spent many hours helping on his sisters dairy farm in Union Bridge. Later, he worked with his father providing commodity hauling services for local farmers and traveled around the East Coast setting up "box stalls" for equestrian events. After graduation from Poolesville High School, Clark worked as the manager of Historic Whites Ferry where his passion for the Potomac River grew stronger. His romantic view of its mystique was clearly evident during his featured interview for the early 80's documentary "Potomac Reflections". Throughout his life, Clark had a deep love for the waters of the Potomac and spent many hours perched behind drift wood with family & friends, holding vigilant watch over custom cork waterfowl decoys, awaiting what he called the "controlled accident" that was a green head mallards hasty decent & subsequent landing.
Along his journey, Clark learned the trade of collision repair and worked over 20 years in the industry, spending over 18 years with Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg. Although Clark enjoyed the bodywork world, his passion for local agriculture and natural resources always seemed to beckon him back. He took a job with Willard Agri-Services of Frederick where he worked in the fertilizer plant and also worked part time for William Willard Farms during harvest season.
During this time, Clark also organized, developed and managed a group of local conservationist for the purpose of privately purchasing and preserving a 400 acre island in the Potomac River he had always loved. He spent countless hours on habitat restoration & improvement projects on the island and loved nothing more than sharing that space with his family and friends.
His love for family was unmatched, as seen when he later took time to help with his sons company, Patriot Land & Wildlife, which no doubt grew from his own passion for the value of natural resources that he had instilled in his children. Clark also worked part time at the Tractor Supply Company where he developed a new found respect for retail trade.
He became so passionate about retail and memories of his mother's antique business that he, along with his wife of 34 years - Bonnie, rented the historic building next to their home of 30 plus years and opened "Mrs. Brown's Attic", a unique selection of old, new and unusual finds from the area. Together over the last year they worked side by side, sharing their love with others. His infectious smile and diligent work could be seen right up to his final day by all who passed the Barnesville square.
Clark's amazing heart and service before self mentality will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to meet him.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie; three children, Joseph and wife Brittany, Casey and husband Paul, Megan and husband Sean; two sisters, Nona Schwartzbeck and husband Joe, Nina Burdette and husband Jimmy; one brother, Hatton Brown, and one grandson, Bryton Brown.
A Memorial Service will be held, Monday, November 21 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837, at 11:00 AM with reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made in Clarks honor to Operation
Second Chance 20251 Century Blvd. Suite 130 Germantown, MD 20874. www.Operationsecondchance.org

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Margaret Rebecca Nightingale

Margaret Rebecca Nightingale, 79, of Poolesville, MD, died on November 11, 2016.
Born on March 8, 1937, in Springfield, Ohio, she was the loving wife to Thomas Nightingale and daughter to the late Calvin and Letha (VanPelt) Nuckols.
Surviving besides her husband are three children, Dennis Nightingale, Catherine Keller and Tish Brownlee; her sister, Carol Joy and eight grandchildren, Gillian, Madison, Cate, Hyatt, Lauren, Laine, Maggie and Emily. She was preceded in death by her sister Sally Knisley.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, November 16 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00- 8:00 PM at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 17230 Tom Fox Ave., Poolesville, MD, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 17 at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)


Nancy E. Hanel

Nancy Eleanor Hanel, a longtime resident of Ijamsville, MD, passed away November 10 at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, MD, having returned to Frederick County to be with family after spending some years in Maine.
Born Nancy Thomas in 1935, she attended Nurses Training at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, afterwards returning to Maryland to work tirelessly as a public health nurse in Montgomery County. She traveled through rural farmland attending to the medical needs of impoverished families, migrant workers and tenant farmers. She saved and improved the lives of hundreds of individuals, and spearheaded immunization programs throughout the region.
Nancy married Everett Hanel Jr. in 1973 and became a stay-at-home mother to their two daughters. The family enjoyed spending summers in Mid-coast Maine, where Nancy spent the last nine years.
Nancy was a talented artist; a painter and woodcarver whose often mystical and religious subjects reflected her deeply rooted faith. She volunteered her talents in numerous ways at her local parish.
She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth and Alice (James), granddaughter Cecilia, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett and her sister Jean Moore.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday November 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville, MD.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers gifts in her name may be made to All Saints Parish's "Founded on Faith Building the Future" Campaign, 132 McKeen Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.



T. Michael Miller

T. Michael Miller, 68, of Frederick, MD, died on November 9, 2016.
Born on February 23, 1948, in Olney, MD, he was the son of the late Nathan M. and Mary (Elkins) Miller.
Michael graduated from Damascus High School in 1966 and later Alderson Broaddus University in Phillipi, WV. He was a member of the Barnesville Baptist Church and authored several books on the history of Alexandria, Virginia, where he also
served as the city Historian for many years. He worked for the Lee-Fendall House
and did occasional tours for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. He was also an accomplished classical pianist.
He is survived by his brother, Nathan M. Miller, Jr. and wife Dana of Morrisville, NY,; a sister, Catherine Miller and companion David Jones of Earlville, NY; four nephews, Nathan M. Miller, III and wife Calla of Morrisville, NY, Joshua Doroshenko and wife Nicole of Tonawanda, NY, Jonathan Doroshenko and companion Sarah Palmer, David L. Jones of Ithaca, NY; one niece, Jessica Davis and husband James of Morrisville, NY; 10 great nieces and nephews and 3 first cousins.
Services will be held at a later date.


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