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

Charles County

EVERETT, Walter Robert, 91, of Newburg, an accountant for the federal government, died Oct. 3 at his home.

GARNER, Rudolph Leonard Sr., 85, of La Plata, a tax assessor, died Oct. 1 at Civista Medical Center in La Plata.

McGOWAN, John Edward, 84, of Waldorf, a personnel specialist for the federal government, died Oct.4 at his home.

MURPHY, Joseph LeRoy "Jimmy," 81, of Charlotte Hall, a home builder and carpenter, died Oct. 5 at Washington Hospital Center in the District.

RILEY, Ernest Franklin, 83, of Waldorf, a lithographer, died Oct. 3 at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly.

SMITH, Brenda L., 50, of La Plata, a secretary, died Sept. 27 at Bradford Oaks Nursing Home in Clinton.

St. Mary's County

BARNES, Francis Alexander, 85, of Leonardtown, a laborer, died Sept. 24 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown.

BLACKISTONE, Lewis Edward, 29, of Hollywood, died Sept. 17 in Ridge.

BROOME, Paul Anthony, 37, of Abell, a laborer, died Sept. 18 at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

BUSH, Dorothy C., 71, of Neptune, N.J., a systems engineer, died Sept. 27 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. Born in St. Mary's County, she had lived in the New Jersey shore area since 1969.

DODSON, William Arnold, 87, of Leonardtown, a business owner and operator, died Sept. 21 at Washington Hospital Center in the District.

ELAM, Velma Claudine, 78, of Lexington Park, a job placement worker, died Sept. 19 in the District.

GOUGH, John Robert, 36, of Leonardtown, a grocery clerk, died Oct. 3 at his home.

HART, Bernard George, 83, of Charlotte Hall, an electrician, died Sept. 23 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown.

HUNT, Robert Murray III, 79, of Lexington Park, a car dealer, died Sept. 30 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in Prince Frederick.

JOHNSON, Manley Edsel, 81, of Lexington Park, a brick mason, died Sept. 28 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown.

OWENS, James Roy, 84, of Lexington Park, a farmer, died Sept. 28 at his home.

RIEGEL, Morton Edward, 98, of Leonardtown, an electronics engineer, died Sept. 26 at his home.

ROBERTS, Mary Theresa, 78, of Leonardtown, a sales clerk, died Oct. 2 at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown.

RUTTER, Mary Elinore, 84, of California, a bookkeeper, died Sept. 29 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown.

RUTTER, Walter Emil Albert, 84, of California, a machinist, died Oct. 1 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Leonardtown.

SCHROTH, Gilbert Richard III, 61, a mechanic, died Sept. 19 in Bushwood.

YARBER, Earl Douglas, 51, of Great Mills, a concrete finisher, died Sept. 26 at his home.

-- Compiled by MICHAEL TUNISON