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BARGER CORNELIUS BOYDEN BARGER Cornelius Boyden Barger, 89, devoted husband and father of three children, died peacefully in his home on Monday, September 9, 2013, after a long illness. The beloved husband of E. Lois Barger and son of the late Carr Cornelius Calvin Barger and Beulah Senora Hart, he was born May 17, 1924 in Wilmington, VA. Boyden, or C.B. as he introduced himself, moved with his family from a farm in Virginia to a 300+ acre farm on Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro, MD at the age of 14. He attended Marlboro High School and helped on the family farm, worked at Southern States and at Glenn L. Martin during WWII, and earned a B.S. in Animal Husbandry from the University of Maryland in 1948. On the farm, he and his family raised beef cattle and sheep, and grew corn, tobacco, and hay (among other things). Boyden started a gravel and topsoil business on the farm, and this became his main source of income for many years. Some of the other businesses he owned or helped operate were Brown Station convenience store, as well as a Gulf fuel station and store in Upper Marlboro; also, he sold fertilizer to other local farmers, distributed farm equipment, ran a sawmill, was a distributor of Butler Buildings, was a land developer, and built many homes. His favorite "hobby" was buying and selling real estate so he became a Realtor in the late 1970's. He loved meeting new people, talking, and drinking coffee. For many years he was an active member of the Prince George's County Board of Trade, and he served as a Director for a few years. He was also a long-time member of the Prince George's County Farm Bureau. In 2006, Boyden and Lois moved to their weekend home on the waterfront in California, MD, and in 2008, he and Lois moved to their home in Hollywood, MD. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, E. Lois Barger, and is survived by his three children, one grandchild, and many friends. His children include Robert B. Barger of California, MD; Donald C. Barger of Upper Marlboro, MD; and Ann B. Wyvill and her husband Anthony of Hollywood, MD. His lone grandchild is Alexander J. Wyvill of Hollywood, MD. His siblings, include the late Blair B. Barger of Nanjemoy, MD, the late Mary L. Wingfield of Pasadena, MD the late Edith D. Cummins of Bradenton, FL, his half-sister Frances E. Martin of Churchton, MD, and his half-sister Carolyn S. Parker of Drayden, MD. A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 in the Brinsfield Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at St. Mary's Queen of Peace Cemetery, 38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the following: Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650 Notation: In memory of Cornelius "Boyden" Barger Online: Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements by the BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.Arrangements by the BRINSFIELD FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 12, 2013
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