The following deaths were reported by funeral homes in Southern Maryland.

Charles County

CHADWICK, June Ruth, 71, of La Plata, vice president of Maryland Quality Homes Inc., died Aug. 1 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington.

GATES, Benson William Jr., 75, formerly of Charles County, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, died July 31 at home in Cape Coral, Fla.

HICKS, Virginia Louise, 82, of Clinton, a homemaker, died Aug. 1 in Clinton.

MILAN, Margaret, 73, of Indian Head, a homemaker, died Aug. 4 at home.

MORAN, Joseph Anthony, 62, of Waldorf, a computer programmer, died July 31 at home.

RALSTON, Darla Elizabeth, 46, of Cobb Island, administrative services manager for the National Governors Association, died Aug. 3 at home.

THOMPSON, Bertha Lillian, 78, of Accokeek, a U.S. Postal Service clerk, died Aug. 2 at home.

St. Mary's County

BENNETT, Charles Henry Sr., 84, of Lexington Park, a dry cleaning employee, died July 25 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown.

KANOWICZ, Agnes Rita, 75, of Leonardtown, a homemaker, died Aug. 1 at Gladys Spellman Specialty Hospital and Nursing Center in Cheverly.

McNARY, Charlie Frank, 62, of Lexington Park, logistics supervisor, died July 31 at home.

O'CONNELL, Charles Francis Jr., 84, of Lexington Park, a machinist technician with the Naval Air Systems Command, died July 28 at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

SIMPKINS, Elizabeth Ruth, 91, of Leonardtown, a homemaker, died July 29 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown.

WOODS, John "Bussy," 79, of Ridge, a brick mason, died July 29 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown.

-- Compiled by MICHAEL TUNISON