On Sunday, July 2, 2006, GERTRUDE A. SMALLWOOD of La Plata, MD. Mother of Benjamin Coates, Mary Lyles, Shirley Spriggs and the late Anna Herd. . Viewing, Friday, July 7 at Thornton Funeral Home, Route 227, Pomonkey, MD, from 7 to 9 P.M. Prayers 8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 8, 11am at Sacred Heart Church, La Plato, MD. Interment St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Pomfret, MD.