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Oscar Clifton Martin

Oscar Clifton Martin passed away early morning on August 28, 2015. He was born on November 24, 1916 to Oscar and Barbara Martin. He was the eldest of seven, and was predeceased by his brothers Calvin Martin, William Martin and David Martin, and his sisters Barbara Martin Wilkinson Furry and Katherine Martin Torbeck. He has one surviving sibling, his sister Josephine Mayne of Laytonsville, MD. His family owned and operated Martin's Dairy of Olney, Maryland. Clif was a graduate of Sherwood High School and of the University of Maryland.
He married the love of his life Elizabeth "Betty" Hilliard on September 30, 1946. Betty and Clif were a team until she passed away in March 2014. They operated a dairy farm in Comus, Maryland. Clif was an innovative farmer throughout his many years of working, and continued to have a love for building, landscaping, and animals after he retired from farming and moved to his house on Peach Tree Road in Comus where he has lived for almost 30 years.
He is survived by his children, Jim Martin (Carol), Larry Martin (Katya), Steve Martin (Carole), and Theresa Wohl (Howard). He had eight grandchildren, Colette Wells, Nicole Vallianatos, Kevin Martin, Erin Elwood, Lisa Heisey, Stephanie Martin, Melissa Martin, and Sarah Wohl. He also had 5 great grandchildren, Julia Wells, Andrew Wells, Grace Elwood, Patrick Elwood, Alex Vallianatos, and Connor Elwood.
Clif will be remembered for being loving, generous, and kind. He loved music, especially classical music and opera as well as listening to his grandchildren and great grandchildren sing and play instruments. His favorite song was "God Bless the USA." He loved eating ice cream, going to yard sales, dancing, and was the life of any party. He enjoyed attending church on Sundays, playing bridge with the "Bridge Club" and going to the movies with his best friends. Most of all, he truly loved being with his family and was full of pride watching and participating in their lives. He was one of a kind and his friendly, outgoing nature touched everyone he met.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday August 31 from 5-7 PM at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday September 1 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 19823 Barnesville Rd., Barnesville.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.




Wm. "Bill" F. Carroll

William (Bill) Francis Carroll, 85, of Poolesville, MD, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 8, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was married to Joan Titus Carroll for nearly 55 years.
Born in the Bronx, New York, on September 14, 1929, he was the son of the late Francis Anthony Carroll and Nora Madeline Casey. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Roinick, step-sister Frances Baker, and niece Gena Proulx.
At age 16, Bill joined the Merchant Marines and then in 1948 he joined the U.S. Navy. His four years of service found him on the USS Salem working as a machinist's mate. He served in the Korean Conflict. Bill worked for the railroad in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before joining Stone & Webster as a land surveyor. It was this job that brought him to Poolesville where he met his future bride, Joan.
Bill and Joan were married on November 20, 1960. They moved several times, living in Virginia and Florida for Bill's career, before returning to Poolesville to raise their young family. Bill joined Kidde Consultants in 1969, working as a land surveyor, and retired as a senior associate in 1991. Bill stayed active during retirement, working 20 years at Professional Cleaners, making him a prominent face in the Poolesville community. He also performed local field work duties for the Census Bureau and worked in an official capacity during local and national elections.
Bill was a member of the Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church and participated in a variety of church-related activities. He also volunteered with WUMCO Help, where he picked up and delivered donations. Several mornings a week, Bill could be found with his McDonald's buddies enjoying a cup of hot coffee and discussions ranging from politics to aging to local gossip. Bill's hobbies included golf, reading, travel, gardening, cooking and enjoying a delicious variety of food, and music. Joan considered Bill to be a "Renaissance Man" because of his intellectual knowledge, appreciation of art, extensive travel, and love of literature. Above all else, Bill enjoyed visiting and traveling with family members, including all 50 states and six of the seven continents.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; his children, Colleen (Mike) Campbell of Dutton, MT, Melanie (Nick) Psaltakis, of Poolesville, Billy (Emma) Carroll, of Virginia Beach, VA; seven grandchildren, Jessie Campbell, Jake (Kendra) Campbell, Peter, Jordan and Matthew Psaltakis, Tomas (Amanda Spence) Carroll and Cody Carroll; and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving are a nephew, Gene Roinick of California, and three step-sisters residing in New York. He will be fondly remembered by family and many friends for his warm smile and sense of humor.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com). Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 13, at 11:00 at Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, 17821 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD. Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 358, Poolesville, MD 20837.




Rosa Abell

Rosa Abell, 83, of Poolesville, passed away on Saturday August 1, 2015 at the Genesis Health Care Center at Shady Grove in Rockville.
She was the wife of the late Charles H. Abell.
Born on January 6, 1932 in Greenbrier, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mason and Daisy (Harless) Rineholt.
Rosa worked many years as a loving caregiver. She was fond of fishing, the Redskins, Orioles, NASCAR and Jimmie Johnson.
Surviving are two sons, Charles K. Abell and wife Carol of Frederick, Steven Trent Abell of Poolesville; two grandsons, Charles K. Abell, II, Steven Trent Abell, Jr.; one step grandson, Anthony Wolf; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lorraine Nkake and two great granddaughters.
Rosa was preceded in death by one sister, Violet Albright.
Services will be private.




Betty Bauman Hege

Betty Bauman Hege, age 86, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2015. Betty Jane was born on July 12, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Walter Garrett and Viola Charleton. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Mahlon Bauman; daughter, Kathleen Bauman; 2 sisters, Pauline Hege and Evelyn Bauman.
Surviving are her 3 children, Rosemarie Griffith (Husband Sonny), Marvin Bauman (wife Cindy), and Sandy Yeary (husband Ray); 6 grandchildren, John Griffith, Jennifer Griffith Soumah, Michael Bauman, Katie Bauman Woods, Lisa Yeary Rhinehart, and Sabrina Yeary; 8 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Beatrice Horst, of Harrisonburg Virginia; many loved nieces and nephews; and her most beloved pet Lucy.
The family will be receiving friends on July 27, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109), Barnesville MD. Funeral services will be held July 28th at 10:00 am at Living Word Bible Fellowship (Formerly Dawsonville Mennonite Chuch) 16500 Whites Ferry Rd Boyd's, Md. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetary in Beallsville, Md. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Living word Bible Fellowship (Formerly Dawsonville Mennonite Chuch) 16500 Whites Ferry Rd Boyd's, Md 20841


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