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January 6, 1915 April 6, 2011
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Obituary for ALNUTT CHASE, SR.
Alnutt Levi Chase, Sr. was born on January 6, 1915, to the late Henry and Elizabeth Gantt Chase. On April 6, 2011, the Lord peacefully called him home to eternal rest, at Manor Care Nursing Center in Largo, Maryland.
Alnutt was born in Chesapeake Beach in the area known by local residents as, "Beaver Dam". He was the youngest of five children. Alnutt spent all ninety-six years of his life in Calvert County where he also received his childhood education.
On April 29, 1950, Alnutt was united in marriage to the late Ruby Alverta Jones, by the late Rev. William Edwards. From this union, they had eight children. Alnutt and Ruby were happily married for 53 years, until her passing in August 2003. Alnutt and Ruby were known to open their doors to anyone who needed a place to stay or something to eat. In return, they were both well-known and beloved in the community.
As a young adult, Alnutt was a truck driver for A. Gorman Lyons. He hauled goods for Mr. Lyons from Baltimore to his business in Calvert and made daily deliveries, supplying county residents with food and farming supplies. When talking about his years as a truck driver, it was important to him to mention that sometimes he made three trips to and from Baltimore in a single day. When Mr. Lyons closed the store, Alnutt went to work for Maryland Community Developers where he served as a landscaper for the Kilby family. He later worked himself up to the position of construction foreman with the company. He also became a tobacco farmer and worked crops with Mr. Lyons and later, William T. Blair. Alnutt was always proud of his tobacco crops and frequently took friends to see his handy work. He was also a very successful gardener that grew all sorts of fruits and vegetables for many years.
Upon his retirement, Alnutt received great pleasure from visiting his friends, and the sick and shut-in in the community. He got much joy out of loading up his pick-up truck and driving up and down the community delivering vegetables to those who had none. Alnutt continued to visit with friends throughout the community until he stopped driving at the age of 87.
At an early age, Alnutt accepted the Lord as his Savior. He started his Christian journey at Patuxent United Methodist Church and later transferred his membership to St. Edmonds United Methodist Church, where his father, Henry Chase, served as a local preacher. As a member of St. Edmonds, he served as a trustee and steward. Uponthe death of his father,he began to lead the testimony service. Alnutt worked diligently to help his wife sponsor numerous fundraisers that led to the "burning of the mortgage" of the church. When the existing church was built, he was instrumental in the donation of free or discounted sales of building supplies and fixtures by his employer, Herndon Kilby of Maryland Community Developers, Inc. As a trustee, he also volunteered many hours of labor in the church's construction.
Even after Alnutt transferred his membership to St. Edmonds, he never forgot his "home church", Patuxent United Methodist Church. Each year, he attended Homecoming Services at Patuxent and took pride in being one of the leading fundraisers to support the event every year.
Throughout his life and his brief illness, Alnutt never complained. His conversation was always about the goodness of the Lord and someday making Heaven his eternal home. In every conversation, he would let you know that treating people right and loving God was the "only one way" to live.
Alnutt was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby; two sons: Alnutt, Jr. and Ricardo; one daughter, Phyllis Clayton; one granddaughter, Angelica Dyson; his parents, Henry and Elizabeth Chase, and his four siblings: brothers, Ollie and Joseph Chase; and sisters: Georgianna Jones and Adelene Cox.
He leaves to cherish his memories, three daughters: Mary Rice (Leo), Pamela Dyson (Norman) and Karen Hutzler (Daniel); and two sons: Elvis and Darrick Chase. He also leave 18 grandchildren: Jessica and Benjamin Clayton; Bowen III, Stephen, Daryl and Brian Rice; Alnutt Chase III; Ricardo and Travis Chase, Monet Green; Yashica, Elvis II, Donovan and Darien Chase, Norman III and Corey Dyson, and Kyle and Justin Hutzler. He also leaves nine great-grandchildren; five brothers-in-law: Lawrence (Dorothy), Oscar (Lucy), Robert (Ida), James (Dorothy) and Lambertine, six sisters-in-law: Hazel Chase, Cora Jones, Sade Coates, Mary Claggett, Alice Carroll, and Clarice Hall; a close family friend, Luther Randall, a devoted godson, Leroy Chase, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives, neighbors and friends.


Patuxent UM Church 3500 Solomons Island Road North Huntingtown, MD 20639 (map/driving directions)


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St. Edmond\'s UM Church 3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 on Saturday, April 16, 2011 (map/driving directions)


12:00 PM at St. Edmond\'s UM Church 3000 Dalrymple Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 on Saturday, April 16, 2011 (map/driving directions)
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