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Jane Mary Beaulieu

Jane M. Beaulieu, 73, of Poolesville, MD, formerly of Gaithersburg, MD, and Indianapolis, IN, passed away suddenly on May 11, 2016.
Born on May 16, 1942, in Rogers City, MI, she was the only child of the late Julian and Evangeline A. (Smigelski) Yarch. She was married to the love her life, the late
Thomas J. Beaulieu, Sr. for 45 years, and they traveled the world together including many vacations to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, and was an excellent chef.
Jane attended Marygrove College, graduated from Central Michigan University and earned her Master's degree from Butler University. She raised her family in Indianapolis, IN, where they resided for nearly 40 years. She was a passionate and dedicated teacher in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Indianapolis for 20 years, serving primarily as a middle school English teacher who was loved by her students and colleagues. After she retired, she and her husband moved to Gaithersburg to be closer to family. Jane was thrilled with the community of Poolesville's warm welcome when she moved there last summer.
Her memory lives through her children; Jennifer Beaulieu of Poolesville, and Thomas J. Beaulieu, Jr. of Mequon, WI, daughter-in-law, Carrie, and three grandchildren; A.J. (Alexander Joseph), David and Emma. In addition to her family, she will be dearly missed by countless friends and colleagues, as well as her grandpuppies - Polly Jane and Cooper.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, May 27, from 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Donations may be made in Jane's memory to the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary (www.animalsanctuary.org) or St. Mary's Catholic Church.




Virginia "Ginny" B Chisholm

Virginai "Ginny" B. Chisholm, died on May 12, 2015. Born to Orin and Hazel Baker in Rochester, NY on April 25 1929, Ginny Chisholm was a force in this world. She was proceeded in death by Richard Chisholm, her husband for 60 years. She is survived by her 3 sons, Colin (Becky), Jon (Sandy) and Richard; grandchildren, Kelli, Jennifer (Andrew), Vince, Markus (Joy), and Amanda; great grandchildren, Aiden and Addison.
The themes of her life were family, church, music, political activism, intellectual growth, sports and bridge. Poolesville Memorial United Methodist was her church family. Ginny was a choir member and active member of the church. She was a spiritual, God loving Christian. In addition to church choir, she sang tenor in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Choir in the 1960's. Ginny's last choir was the Edenaires at the Edenton Retirement Community. Her piano was in continuous use until arthritis made playing too challenging in the 2000's. She was a strong activist for racial equality in the 1960's. Later in her life, she was a hospice volunteer for Frederick County Hospice from 89-93. Ginny was a voracious reader who always had a stack of books underway. She loved English literature, politics and sports. She graduated from Wooster College with a BA in English in 1946.
Ginny played bridge every chance she got with her husband and friends. She played competitive tournaments earning master points and ended her bridge career as the founder of the Edenton Bridge Club where she played with three 90-year olds whose fellowship outweighed their bridge playing acumen. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday May 17th at 11:30 AM at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Road, Poolesville, MD 20837. Private inurnment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in her memory to Hospice of Frederick County, MD, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD 21701.




Ruth V. Lyon

Ruth V. Lyon, age 89, passed away on the morning of May 11, 2016, at Buckingham's Choice in Adamstown, MD.
She was born on September 12, 1926, in Tuxedo, NC.
Ruth lived in Panama City, FL, for 50 years prior to being convinced by her children to move in 2014 to Adamstown. She was fiercely independent and did not want to be a burden to anyone. She was a hospital aide and then a telephone operator in her youth, but after marriage devoted herself to being a housewife and mother. She was exceptionally loyal to her family and protective of her children. Mom kept her house scrupulously clean, and did her best to keep her children likewise.
Mom enjoyed flower gardening, sewing, and decoupage, and won many awards for her ceramics. She was a Southerner all her life, and made the best fried chicken and milk gravy in the world. She was a Southern Baptist, but didn't let it go to her head.
Ruth's parents, Otis Elijah and Hattie Faye Reed Cox, and her siblings Gordon Cox, Carl Cox, and Vera Fay Smetzer predecease her. Ruth's husband, Carl H. Lyon, Jr. passed away in 1991.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Frazier of San Angelo, TX, and Fred Lyon of Adamstown; daughter Pamela Carlton of Charlotte, NC; 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.
Hilton Funeral Home in Barnesville, MD, is supervising the funeral arrangements for Mom. She will be buried next to her husband in Cheatham Hill Memorial Park, Marietta, GA. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, MD.
The family appreciates very much the care given to Mom in her final days by the staff at Buckingham's Choice.




Paul L. Earley, Sr.

Paul L. Earley, Sr., 77, of Point of Rocks, MD, died on April 29, 2016, surrounded by family.
He was the loving husband of Nancy Earley.
Born on June 16, 1938, in Greencastle, PA, he was the son of the late John Loyde and Alma (Smith) Earley.
Surviving besides his wife Nancy are his children, Anita McDaniels, of Summit Point, WV, Paul Earley, Jr. and Todd Earley, both of Point of Rocks, Robert Earley of Hagerstown, MD, Patricia Darby of Point of Rocks; one sister, Mary Long of Union Bridge; one brother, Russell Earley of FL; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Paul was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Earley and one sister, Ethel Jones.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday May 3 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 4 at 11 AM.
Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Avenue, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 (hospiceoffrederick.org)



Charles Fairfield Pope

Charles (Charlie) Fairfield Pope born June 24, 1940, passed away on April 28, 2016 at Casey House Hospice, Rockville, MD.
Charlie was born in New York City on June 24, 1940, the son of James and Carol Pope. He was the brother of Beverly Hennessey, Pat Farrell and Jay Pope. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend.
Charlie was a 70 year resident of Rowayton, CT. He attended school in Norwalk and graduated from Norwalk High School. He worked in retail all his life rising to manager of several grocery stores including A&P. Later in life he worked at Toys R US. He enjoyed road trips to Canada and New England. He also enjoyed going to antique stores and looking for bargains at tag sales.
Charlie is also survived by nieces and nephews David Farrell, Jim Hennessey, Marie Jones, Jeff Hennessey, Linda Bryant, Lisa Kuzma, Carole Hennessey, Carolyn Winkler, Susan Woolley, Meg Hennessey, Jim Pope and Kacey Pope; their spouses and children.
A funeral Mass is scheduled at Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Mass Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816 at noon, Friday May 6, 2016. Visitation begins at 11:30. Remembrances at hiltonfh.com



Norman C. Miller

Norman Clarence Miller, Jr., 49, of Winchester, VA, died in his sleep on April 24, 2016.
He was the loving husband of Sandy Miller.
Born on August 23, 1966, in Washington, D.C, he was the son of Shirley Carol (Richards) Miller and the late Norman Clarence Miller.
Surviving besides his wife and mother is his son, Joe Miller, of Winchester, VA/Falling Waters, WV; two sisters, Shawna Miller of Berryville, VA and Melissa Howell (Marc) of Lake Elsinore, CA; two nieces, Hailey Woodward and Rowan Howell, along with one nephew, Damien Stone.
Norman was a retired deputy from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, member of the Izaak Walton League, the NRA and was an Usher Guild at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Services will be held Saturday May 7, 11AM, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 387, Poolesville, MD 20837 or Winchester SPCA, 115 Featherbed Ln, Winchester, VA 22601 (www.winchesterspca.org).





Sarah Frazer Prestemon

Sarah Frazer Prestemon, 43, of Chiswell's Inheritance, Poolesville, MD died on Sunday, April 24, 2016 after a long and happy life with her beloved fiance, Edward Lunsford, her close family, friends and Sasha the cat. She was born in Washington, DC and lived most of her life on her family's farm near Poolesville.
She attended Goucher College and received a electronic imaging prepress degree from Montgomery College after deciding she preferred writing and editing to working full-time in historic preservation. Nonetheless, her interest in historic preservation continued throughout her life as a member of Historic Medley District, Inc. She and Ed were for many years the docents at the Seneca Schoolhouse Museum and John Poole House Museum. Her publishing and research skills benefited Medley Press and various writers. She was also employed to do legal research and at the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission.
Born with spina bifida, which meant a life as a wheelie, she took active interest in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and in the failure of Poolesville to provide navigable curb cuts for their sidewalks.
She traveled as much as possible all around the United States and to Canada, Europe and the Caribbean including one memorable summer spent crossing the U.S. in a RV with her mother, stepfather, stepbrother, a large Bouvier, a golden retriever and a Yorkie puppy named Marley. Her favorite mode of travel was aboard her grandfather's sailboat, "Sarah Frazer" where she was free of the wheelchair and could soar across the water in the Chesapeake Bay and the Mediterranean and from Venice through the Adriatic to Croatia and Turkey.
Sarah was a devoted member of the congregation of St. Peter's Parish whose minister, Rev. Ann Ritonia, provided spiritual sustenance throughout her last illness. Sarah's friends in the parish family stayed close to her and were an important part of her life. Her greatest joy was her faith in Jesus Christ.
She is lovingly survived by her mother, Elizabeth Perry Kapsch and her stepfather, Robert; her father, David Lee Prestemon and her stepmother, Kary; her brothers, William, Robert and Patrick; her grandmother, Elizabeth Prestemon, her beloved cousin, Overton Kephart Brown; her Kephart, Prestemon, Brown and Griffith aunts, uncles and cousins, especially her aunts Ann Brown and Nancy Claggett. She has gone to join her grandparents, George and MaryAnn Kephart and her grandfather, Robert Prestemon. Sarah leaves behind with love her fiance, Edward Lunsford, and his parents, Robert and Laura Lunsford.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 at St Peter's Parish, 20100 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD with a reception to follow at her family's farm at 18200 Beallsville Road, Poolesville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Peter's Episcopal Church (P.O. Box 387, Poolesville, Md. 20837) or Historic Medley District (PO Box 232, Poolesville, MD 20837).




Ralph S. Connelly

Ralph S. Connelly, 76, of Boyds, Maryland, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Mr. Connelly was born in Rockville, MD on November 10, 1939, a son to the late Lewis D. and Dorothy Lowe Connelly. He was the loving husband of Judy Roberts Connelly for 56 years.
Ralph was a master brick mason and devoted his life to a trade he loved. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years and spent his life of retirement enjoying his family.
Ralph was preceded in death by brothers, Jim Connelly, Lewis Connelly, Pete Connelly, Robert Connelly and John Rankin.
Aside from his wife, Ralph is survived by two sons, Keith M. Connelly and wife Kathy of McConnellsburg, PA, Bruce L. Connelly and wife Beverly of Clarksburg, MD; grandchildren, Randell M. Connelly and partner Juan Vega of Stafford, VA, Holly C. Fellows and husband Jason of Knoxville, MD, Gregg M. Connelly and wife Jamie of McConnellsburg, PA, Heather M. Blache and husband Eric of Libertytown, MD, Russell D. Connelly of McConnellsburg, PA, Valerie D. Hagberg and husband Steven of Clarksburg, MD, and Branden M. Connelly of Clarksburg, MD.
Ralph is also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Jaiden, Jenna, Jenson, Herbert, and Russell Jr. who were his true pride and joy. He is also survived by one sister, Janice Butt of Germantown, MD, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday April 25 from 1-3 and 6-8pm at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109) Barnesville, MD, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday April 26 at 11am.
Interment will follow in Darnestown Presbyterian Cemetery, Darnestown, MD.


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