Friday, December 13, 2013 2:33 PM
Published on: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
By Mary McHale
Garner family celebrates Christmas baby
Harry was the son of Harry Sr., and Ruth Garner, founding residents of Morningside, and part of a large contingent of relatives who made their home in Morningside. He married Nancy Justice, and they lived in Waldorf before moving to South Carolina.
They became parents of three sons and daughter Kelly, the only daughter born in their family — until Dec. 25, when Baby Emma arrived, weighing just over eight pounds.
Emma is the daughter of Tom and Kelly Eno and the 12th grandchild of Harry and Nancy Garner. She is a wonderful Christmas gift for the entire Garner family.
Apologies and corrections
The most egregious item I ran was a note about the death of my neighbor Lucy Brewer. Well, she didn’t die. One person called to say she’d called Lucy’s home, and Lucy answered the phone. Another reported that Lucy had sent her a Christmas card. I don’t know where I got the bad information, and I apologize. Glad you’re still with us, Lucy!
I ran an obit for Emma Witczak, longtime Morningsider, who died Oct. 23. I listed two surviving daughters, but there were three: Mary Lou Entwisle, Helen Kay Emanuel and Martha Ann Mencer. I also listed Jeff D. Needham as her son; he is actually a grandson who was mostly raised by Emma. Sorry, Emma.
In last week’s column I misspelled the name of Serena Holmes (I had “Selena”), the Suitland High student who won first place by inventing Stanley, a life-size octopus, for a contest using recycled materials to create artistic sculptures.
Thank you to those who call or email when I make a mistake. I hope you will continue to try and keep me honest.
May they rest in peace
Anna R. Coley, 80, a Suitland activist for 30 years before moving to Florida in 1998, died Dec. 22 in Washington. Her husband of 58 years, Walter Coley, died exactly two months ago, on Oct. 22. The couple was active in community recreation activities and is pictured in a large montage above the gymnasium door at the Suitland Community Center. Survivors include daughters Pamela Coley, of Suitland, and Sandra Keaton, of Ellicott City, and son Walter Jr., of Clinton, three grandchildren, a brother and five sisters. Services were at Pope Funeral Home in Forestville.
Phillip K. Buler, a member of the Fort Myer and Silver Hill fire departments, died in his sleep early the morning of Nov. 22 while on an annual hunting trip with friends in West Virginia.
Happy anniversary to my son John and Michelle McHale, their 13th on Jan. 4; Diane and Steve Zirkle, Jan. 9; and David and Lori Williams, Jan. 9.