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A. Augustus Stewart Jr.
CATONSVILLE - A. Augustus "Gus" Stewart Jr. of Catonsville died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at Charles Town Care Center, Catonsville. He was 90.

Born in Cambridge on Oct. 24, 1907, he was the son of the late Alfred Augustus and Sena Willey Stewart.

He was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School. He then attended Goldey Beacom Business College in Wilmington, Del. and was a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Rutgers University. In 1929 he went to work at the National Bank of Cambridge and later served as Assistant Cashier. In 1942 he accepted a position at the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. In 1951 he was named Assistant Cashier, 1952 Cashier, and in 1969 was promoted to Vice President of the Branch. In January of 1973 he retired after 30 years of service. He received a citation signed by Fred Vinson, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department for his patriotic efforts rendered in behalf of World War II finance programs. In addition to his duties at the Federal Reserve he also served on the Board of Trustees of Maryland General Hospital and as a Trustee on the Pension Funds, Inc. of the Baltimore Conference, United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Catonsville United Methodist Church, where over the years he served as Treasurer, Chairman of the Administrative Board, and President of the Board of Trustees. He was a member and Past Master of Cambridge Lodge 66 A.F. & A.M. and was a Past President of the Catonsville Rotary Club and the Catonsville Concert Association.

He married the former Frances Ann Matthews on Nov. 28, 1936.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Judith Stewart Gehrman of Catonsville and Augusta Stewart Sharkazy of Columbia, Md.; one grandson; and one granddaughter.

Graveside services and a Masonic Memorial Service, with officers and members of Cambridge Masonic Lodge, was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at Green Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, Md. 21228.

Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge.

James E. Whitby
MAGNOLIA, Del. - James E. Whitby of Magnolia, Del., died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997 at Kent General Hospital. He was 47.

He was a security guard and a musician. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Mr. Whitby is survived by his wife of 11 years, Sandra Whitby; his father and stepmother, James M. and Mary Catherine Whitby of Queenstown; three daughters, Cynthia Whitby and Tuesday Whitby, both of Magnolia, Del., and Annabelle Crowl of Airville, Pa.; two sons, Jason Whitby and Richard Whitby, both of Magnolia, Del.; three sisters, Bonnie Wheeler and Darlene Dashiell, both of Easton, and Tammy Horne of Bridgeville, Del.; and his paternal grandmother, Margaret Whitby of Easton.

His mother, Anna Mae Hull, is deceased.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8 in the chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford, Del.

Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington, Del.

Charles R. Geesey
TAYLORS ISLAND - Charles Russell Geesey Sr. of Taylors Island died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at Fort Howard Veterans Hospital, Edgemere. He was 72.

Born on Feb. 25, 1925 in York, Pa., he was the son of the late Russell Geesey and Ruth Swift Geesey.

On May 2, 1950 he married the former Mary McCarty.

Mr. Geesey was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. He worked for York International Manufacturing Co. as a welding inspector. Following retirement, he made his home at Taylors Island.

In addition to his wife of 47 years; he is survived by three daughters, Linda Hall of York, Pa., Dianne Warner of Taylors Island and Charlene Ruppert of York, Pa.; three sisters, Donna Whitecamp of Manchester, Pa., Jean Gillespie of Dallastown, Pa. and Beatie Hummer of York, Pa.; two brothers, Harry Gross of Taylors Island and Tommy Gross of Spring Grove, Pa.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son, Charles R. Geesey Jr., is deceased.

Funeral and committal service was held on Monday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at The Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel, in Hurlock.

Arrangements by Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Virginia L. Hurley
EAST NEW MARKET - Virginia L. Hurley died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at the Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 74.

Born on Jan. 19, 1923 in Elliott Island she was the daughter of the late Reginald McKenzie Ewell and Willie Catherine Insley Ewell.

After raising her children she worked at Clayton's Crab House as a picker and then later worked at Airpax Plant No. 2 in the furnace room until her retirement. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in East New Market where she was a member of Martha Circle, Fork District Senior Homemakers Club, attended MAC in Secretary and a member of AARP.

She is survived by two sons, Willey W. Hurley III of Preston and Gilbert J. Hurley of East New Market; two daughters, Faye Dodson of Cambridge and Wendy Simmons of East New Market; two granddaughters; and a brother, Joseph Ewell of Cambridge.

Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Burial was Saturday, Dec. 6, following the service, at East New Market Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 95, East New Market, Md. 21631.

Josefa M. Schlag
WITTMAN - Josefa Maria Schlag of Wittman died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at her home. She was 82.

Born in Beverbruch, Germany on July 27, 1915, she was the daughter of Josef Johann Luken and Anna Schlomer Luken.

She owned and operated the Schlag Gladiolus Farm in Wittman until she retired in 1981.

Her husband, Adolfe Schlag, is deceased.

Mrs. Schlag is survived by a son, Gustav A. Schlag of Wittman; two daughters, Hilda M. Linz of Denton and Susan A. Townsend of Easton; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was said at 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5 at St. Michaels Catholic Chapel.

Burial was at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Baltimore.

Nathaniel Brown
OXFORD - Nathaniel Brown died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1997 at his home at 105 Tilghman St., Oxford. He was 88.

Born Aug. 6, 1909, he had been a quartermaster in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge in 1949. Later he had worked as a truck driver and self-employed mason.

Mr. Brown was a member of Waters United Methodist Church in Oxford.

A memorial service was held at the church at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8. Burial will be at the Eastern Shore of Maryland Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Dashiell Funeral Service, Easton.

Gwendolyn S. Collier
EASTON - Gwendolyn S. Collier of Easton died Friday, December 5, 1997, at William Hill Manor. She was 80.

Born May 18, 1917, at Cordova, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Sylvester and Nora Jackson Sewell.

She was a 1933 graduate of Easton High School and was employed for several local businesses. In 1950 she moved to California. She was employed as a secretary with Koppers Company Incorporated. In 1972, moved to Salisbury and continued employment with the company. She retired in 1982 and in November 1994, moved to Easton.

Mrs. Collier is survived by two nephews, Jackson C. Sewell Jr. of Palm City, Fla. and Thomas B. Sewell of Crofton, Md. A brother, Jackson C. Sewell died Jan. 26, 1991.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at William Hill Manor, Easton. Burial was private at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, 216 South Street, Easton, Md. 21601.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral home, Easton.

Althea R. Ford
FAIRFAX, Va. - Althea Riley Ford, formerly of Royal Oak and Sacramento, Calif., died Thursday Dec. 4, 1997 at Fairfax Hospital. She was 82.

Mrs. Ford is survived by two children, F. Carson Riley of Preston and Margaret Loving of Marshall, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton.

Memorial donations may be made to Royal Oak United Methodist Church, Royal Oak, Md. 21662.

Lena M. Fairbank
St. MICHAELS - Lena M. Fairbank of St. Michaels died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at Genesis ElderCare - The Pines in Easton. She was 100.

Miss Fairbank, the oldest girl in a family of six children, was a 1916 graduate of St. Michaels High School, one of six girls in that class..

She began working at a jewelry store in town, and then at the Post Office. She also played piano for silent picture shows in the old theater that is now the Town Hall Mall, and played for a four-piece band.

In the 1920s, she began working as a secretary at an extension office in Easton opened by the University of Maryland. She also was a volunteer Gray Lady and nurse's aide at the hospital. She retired from the Extension Service in 1961, after 35 years of service.

She was a volunteer at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and at St. Mary's Square Museum in St. Michaels. She was the oldest member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, St. Michaels, and secretary of the Martha Circle for many years.

Miss Fairbank is survived by a sister, Rachel F. Marsh of St. Michaels, a nephew and two nieces.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 8. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, St. Michaels. Burial was at Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Martha Circle, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 217, St. Michaels, Md. 21663.

Nanon L. Frey
CAMBRIDGE - Nanon L. Frey of Cambridge died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Dorchester General Hospital. She was 83.

Born Aug. 10, 1914, in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Granville Spedden and Lee Snow LeCompte.

She was a 1930 graduate of Cambridge High School and a 1933 graduate and valedictorian of St. Mary's Female Seminary, St. Mary's City. She then attended Peabody Institute. Mrs. Frey taught piano and organ for many years and played for local affairs and functions.

She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, and Cambridge Yacht Club.

Mrs. Frey is survived by her husband, Sewell A. Frey, to whom she was married June 22, 1940; three sons, Sewell L. "Toby" Frey of Oxford, J. Scott Frey of Hagerstown and Laird L. Frey of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. A brother, Granville S. LeCompte Jr. is deceased.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association of Maryland, 1840 York Road, Timonium, Md. 21093, or Alumni Fund, St. Mary's College, 10 Fisher Road, St. Mary's City, Md. 20686.

Mary A. Gargani
FEDERALSBURG - Mary A. Gargani of Federalsburg died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 76.

Born Aug. 1, 1921, at Federalsburg, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth Hastings Andrew. Her husband, Arthur A. Gargani died March 4,1991.

A 1938 graduate of Federalsburg High School, she received her RN at Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She was employed as school nurse for Colonel Richardson High school for 10 years, and had been employed many years with Caroline County Health Department and Talbot County Health Department. She also was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 12th Field Hospital in the European Theater.

Mrs. Gargani was commander and chaplain of V.F.W. Post No. 5246 in Federalsburg, and the first woman V.F.W. Post commander on the Eastern Shore. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, the United Methodist Women, Circle Homemakers Club, and the Deborah Circle. She was a charter member of Enoch House, and a member of Chestnut Grove United Methodist Women.

Mrs. Gargani is survived by a daughter, Joyce G. Baron of Lutherville; two sons, James A. Gargani of Federalsburg and William A. Gargani of North Hollywood, Calif.; two brothers, Thomas G. Andrew and William Andrew, both of Federalsburg; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg. Burial was at Hill Crest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Scholarship Fund, MacQueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing, 219 South Washington St., Easton, Md. 21601.

Edith A. Gordon
EASTON - Edith Ann Gordon of Easton, formerly of Queen Anne, died Thursday, December 4, 1997, at Genesis ElderCare - The Pines. She was 83.

Born Aug. 21, 1914 ,at Summerdale, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Robert and Margaret Ella Wood Gordon.

She attended public schools and resided in New Jersey until 1948, when she moved to Queen Anne. In 1988, she moved to Easton.

There are no immediate survivors.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Mary L. Ledford
EASTON -Mary Louise Ledford of Easton died Thursday, December 4, 1997, at her home. She was 76.

Born at Wellston, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Forna R. and Mary Louella Grady Weinrich.

She attended Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of Alpha Iota Sorority, a member of Poplar Island Yacht Club, master of Fidelity Rebekah Lodge No. 7 in Washington, D.C., and a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, St. Michaels.

Mrs. Ledford is survived by her husband of 52 years, Stanley B. Ledford; a daughter, Bonnie L. Stapp of Edmond, Okla.; a son, William M. Ledford II of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, F. Richard Weinrich of Annapolis and Lee W. Weinrich of Riverdale, Md.; and six grandchildren.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, St. Michaels. Services were also held at Fort Meyer Chapel, Arlington at 2 p.m., with burial at Arlington Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Talbot County Unit, P.O. Box 1306, Easton, Md. 21601.

Lyda Thorpe
DENTON - Lyda Thorpe of Denton died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997 in the Taylor Home where she was a resident. She was 100.

She was a lifelong resident of Harrington, Del., before moving to Denton. Mrs. Thorpe was the daughter of the late Murten and Sallie Knox Dickerson.

She had been employed at the Shirt Factory in Harrington for 28 years, and also had been a self-employed paper hanger.

She was a member of the Bethel Methodist Church in Andrewsville, the United Methodist Women's group, the Harrington Senior Center.

Mrs. Thorpe is survived by three daughters, Mary Frances Turner of Ridgely, Caroline Dean of Greensboro and Agnes Klapp Moffett of Hartly, Del.; a sister, Virginia Smith of Warren, Michigan; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. A brother, Bradford Dickerson died in 1984.

Services were held at Price Funeral Home, Harrington, Del. at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7.

Memorial donations may be made to the Taylor Home, 8965 Double Hill Road, Denton, Md. 21629 or the Harrington Senior Center, 102 Fleming St., Harrington, Del. 19952.

Charles R. Rishel
TRAPPE - Charles Raymond "Pappy" Rishel of Trappe died Thursday, December 4, 1997, at his home. He was 80.

Born Oct. 17, 1917, at Loganton, Pa., he was the son of the late Harry and Frances Herman Rishel.

He attended public schools in Pennsylvania, and began a career as a sawyer. In 1947, he and his wife moved to Talbot County. In the early 1980s he was employed in home construction, and in 1985 he retired.

Mr. Rishel is survived by his wife, the former Stella Almeda George, to whom he was married in 1939; three sons, Kenneth Rishel of Bethlehem, and Charles Rishel A. Rishel and Raymond H. Rishel, both of Easton; five daughters, Dorothy Greenwood of Preston, Linda Thomas of Bethlehem, Susanna Deibel and Betty Thomas, both of Easton, and Frances Downes of Cordova; two brothers, 25 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Seven brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton. Burial was at Landing Neck Cemetery.

Mary M. Shipley
WINFIELD, Md. - Mary "Georgia" Marlowe Shipley of Winfield, formerly of Grasonville, died Saturday, December 6, 1997, in Winfield. She was 82.

Born June 3, 1915, at Rockville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Albert Thompson and Ella Rosalyn Decker Marlowe.

She had been a lifelong member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Irvington, Md.

Mrs. Shipley is survived by two daughters, M. Sandra Anthony of Queenstown and leslie Louise Schroeder of Eldersburg, Md.; a son, Thomas W. Shipley Jr.; one brother, Albert Marlowe Jr. of Towson; one sister, Dorothy Speake of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Deceased are one brother, Blair Lee Marlowe and one sister, Beverly B. Kapraun.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 8 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Sykesville. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 3340 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21229, or Carroll Hospice, 95 Carol Street, Westminster, Md. 21157.

James R. Pinder
CENTREVILLE - James Robert Pinder of Greensboro, formerly of Centreville, died Friday, December 5,1997, at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 44.

Born July 26, 1953, in Easton, he was the son of the late Violet E. Baynard Pinder of Centreville and the late William E. Pinder.

He was a 1972 graduate of Centreville High School. He had been employed as a carpenter and painter in Queen Anne's County, and had worked with his father and with Brittingham Paint and Paper.

He was a member of Bay County Moose Lodge, Centreville Lions Club, and Queen Anne's County men's soccer and softball leagues.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Pinder is survived by a daughter, Catherine Pinder of Dover, Del.; one brother, William E. Pinder Jr. of Rock Hall; one sister, Betty Brittingham of Centreville, and his fianceŽ, Elaine Anthony of Greensboro.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 8, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville. Burial was at Chesterfield Cemetery.

W. Dale Wright
CORDOVA - W. Dale Wright of Cordova died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 77.

Born Nov. 8, 1920 at Weavervile, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Hillard and Ella Garrison Cole.

She attended public school at Weaverville, then was employed at Sales Biltmore Bleacheries in Asheville, N.C.. On March 9, 1946, she married Charles A. Wright. In 1954 the moved to Dundalk, Md. and in 1966 to Edgewood, Md. They moved to Cordova in 1985.

She was a member of Fairview Church of the Brethren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wright is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Anders of Cordova; one son, Terry Wright of LaCross, Wisc.; two sisters, Pauline Mattson of Quincy, Wash. and Made Cole of Weaverville, N.C.; two brothers, Boyd Cole of Huntington, Ore. and Thomas Cole of Asheville, N.C.; and four grandchildren. A daughter, Patricia Ann Cook died Feb. 21, 1989.

Services were held at at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Fairview Church of the Brethren. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Cordova.

Memorial donations may be made to Fairview Church of the Brethren, 11243 Chapel Road, Cordova, Md. 21625.

Dec. 8
Catherine C. Prince
CHESTERT0WN - Catherine Calvert "Kit" Prince of Chestertown died Sunday Dec. 7, 1997 at Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was 78.

Born April 10, 1919 in Morgantown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles Hukill an Lila Grubbs Calvert.

While in Morgantown, Mrs. Prince volunteered as a teenager with the civil air patrol and later attended West Virginia University.

In 1950, she married C. E. Prince. Then in 1957, they moved to Chestertown where later they raised a family and owned and operated several movie theatres.

While Mr. Prince died Dec. 25, 1988, Mrs. Prince continued to operate the Chester Movie Theater until 1993.

She attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Chestertown and was a charter and lifetime member of the Soroptomist Club of Kent County and a member and past board member of the National Association of Theater Owners.

Mrs. Prince is survived by four sons, Charles Prince of Chestertown, Patrick Hession of Rock Hall, Michael Hession of Luray, Va. and Peter Prince of Spofford, N.H.; two daughters, Dorsey Leonard of Church Hill and Faith Spear of Chestertown; a sister, Marietta Lewis of Centreville; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 10 1997 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Chestertown.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 101 Greenwood Ave., Chestertown Md. 21620 or the Soroptomist Club of Kent County, c/o of Vicki Neal 106 N. Gate Drive, Chestertown Md. 21620.

Helen G. Savage
ANNAPOLIS - Helen Gertrude Savage, formerly of Grasonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at Annapolis General Hospital after a lenghthy illness. She was 89.

She was born June 9, 1908 in Onancock, Va. and moved to the Grasonville area in 1961. Once there, she worked various jobs.

In 1978, Ms. Savage joined Robinson's A.M.E. Church and later became a member of the Mamie Bouldin Missionary Society.

Ms. Savage is survived by a niece, Regina Smith of Grasonville; a brother-in-law and cousins, who include Rev. Mary Little. She had one son, Robert, who died.

Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1997 at Robinson's A.M.E., Grasonville.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

Dec. 9
Agnes S. Claggett
EASTON - Agnes Slaughter Claggett of Easton died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997 at Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 76.

Born in Easton on Aug. 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late James G. and Eva C. Slaughter.

After graduating from Easton High School in 1938, she became the private secretary for Willard G. Rouse until World War II at which time she became secretary and office manager of the Insurance Agency-AAA office, a post she held for over 30 years, retiring in February 1976. On Oct. 7, 1947 she married Walter W. Claggett, a practicing attorney in Easton for over 50 years.

She was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Easton, where in her early life she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Maryland Historical Society, the National Geographic Society and the National A.A.R.P. An avid traveler, she and her husband had made several trips to Europe and toured this country extensively having started their travels by a wedding trip to the historic Le'Chateau Frontenanc, Quebec City, Canada. She enjoyed being a devoted wife, was a "golf duffer" and antique bug" and a "novice designer" with a penchant for hats - summer straws, winter minks, spring felts and fall wool beanies. She stayed fit and stylish.

Mrs. Claggett is survived by a brother, James Mason Slaughter of Easton; a sister, Mrs. Joseph M. Markey of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; a niece; and a nephew.

A Mass for the Dead will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Easton.

Burial will be private at the Historic Society of Friends Meeting Cemetery, S. Washington Street, Easton, Md. 21601.

Memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Floyd E. Patrick
EASTON - Floyd Edward Patrick of Easton died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997 at Genesis-Elder Care-The Pines, Easton. He was 93.

Born in Caroline County on Sept. 11, 1904, he was the son of the late James D. and Emma Cole Patrick.

He attended public school in Caroline County. In 1927 he married the former Helen Perry and they made their home in Easton where he worked as a carpenter for several contractors and retired from the Marion Wood Construction Company of Easton. Mrs. Patrick died in 1981.

He was a life member of the Talbot Rod and Gun Club.

Mr. Patrick is survived by two sons, Claude M. Patrick of Easton and Donald H. Patrick of Dover, Del.; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton.

Memorial donations may be made to Chesapeake Center, P.O. Box 1906, Easton, Md. 21601.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Roland S. Peregoy
OCEAN CITY - Roland S. Peregoy of Ocean City died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. He was 73.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Hagey and Carrie Peregoy.

He moved from Woodlawn to Ocean City. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran and served on the Board of Trustess of Diakonia in West Ocean City. He was a member of the Atlantic United Methodist Church, where he was a lay reader, on the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Council.

Mr. Peregoy is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Peregoy; four children, Jerry Grant Peregoy of Easton, Mary Jane Smith of Essex, Joe Martin of Middle River and Kathy Nichols of Millsboro; eight grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and a sister, Helen Brown of Sykesville. Two sons, Roland G. Peregoy and James Todd Peregoy, are deceased.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8 at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore.

Dec. 10
Orlando Beulah
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Orlando "Buck" Beulah of Philadelphia, Pa. died on Friday, Dec. 5, 1997 at his home. He was 79.

Born on Jan. 21, 1918 in Denton, he was the son of the late Hall and the late Helen Beulah.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12 at the Chapel of Maryland Veterans Cemetery of the Eastern Shore, Hurlock.

Lillian M. Gosman
CHESTERTOWN - Lillian Mae Gosman of Chestertown died on Monday, Dec. 8, 1997 at the Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. She was 74.

Born in Queen Anne's County, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Anna Marie Smith Lee.

She has been a life-long resident of the Kent and Queen Anne's county areas. Her husband, Raymond Weldon Gosman, died in 1984. She worked for the Board of Education in Kent County for more than 25 years, retiring in 1985.

Mrs. Gosman is survived by two daughters, Vanessa Hayman of Galena and Robin Morton of Chestertown; two sons, Raymond L. Gosman of Vista, Calif., and Weldon D. Gosman of Honolulu, Hawaii; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, in Chestertown.

Burial was at Chester Cemetery, in Chestertown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Hospice Foundation, 118 S. Lynchburg Street, Chestertown, Md. 21620, or to the charity of your choice.

Russell D. Mahler
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Russell Dennis Mahler of Wilmington, N.C. died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997 in Columbia Cape Fear Hospital, Wilmington, N.C. He was 39.

Born June 2, 1958 in Prince George's County, he was the son of Mary D. Heyer of Cambridge and the late James Russell Mahler.

While residing near the metropolitan area, he worked as a building engineer for Bender Builders, Washington, D.C.

He had recently received a plumber's license and was working with a plumbing contracting company in North Carolina.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepfather, Earl F. Heyer of Cambridge; and a stepsister, Chrys Inskeep of Odenton.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12 at the Pavilion at Greenlawn Cemetery, Cambridge.

William J. Miller
MILFORD, Del. - William J. Miller of Milford, Del. died on Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997 at Kent General Hospital, in Dover. He was 80.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Miller of Milford; one daughter, Kathleen Corbin of Virginia; two sons, Keith Miller of Runnemede, N.J.. and William Miller Jr. of Centreville; and six grandchildren.

Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Milford, Del.

Burial will be private.

Laura B. Toulson
MARYDEL - Laura B. Toulson of Marydel died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997 at her home. She was 72.

Born in Burrsville on March 23, 1925, she was the daughter of the late David L. and Ruth Ann Wyatt Kenton.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Luther Toulson; one daughter, Charlotte Taylor of Middletown, Del.; one brother, James Kenton of Burrsville; two sisters, Virginia Harris of Burrsville and Delema Cane of Frederica, Del.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A son, John Wayne States, died in 1968.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at the Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home in Greensboro. Friends may call the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 7 until 9 p.m.

Burial will follow the service at Burrsville Cemetery.

Charles C. Zimmerman
ANNAPOLIS - Charles Cecil Zimmerman of Annapolis died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at Anne Arundel Medical Center of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 71.

He was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Aug. 17, 1926.

He worked as an upholsterer at the Britts Upholstery Co., in Easton for 25 years before retiring. He served in both the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine. He was a member of the Broadneck Elks and American Legion Post 175.

He is survived by his wife, Janis L. Zimmerman; one son, Neil Ackerman of Waldorf; one daughter, Donna Wiles-Susa of Annapolis; two brothers, Lester Zimmerman of Tulsa, Okla., Walt Zimmerman of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Juanita Hess of Oklahoma City and Gladys Shockley of Oklahoma City; and five grandchildren.

Services were held on Monday, Dec. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

Burial followed at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

Memorial donations may be made to Charles Zimmerman Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Maryland, P.O. Box 512, Chester, Md.

Dec. 11
Paul Bostic
INGLESIDE - Paul Bostic of Ingleside died on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 at Thompsons Care Home in Church Hill. He was 92.

Born on July 4, 1905, he was the son of the late Steve R. and Sally Lee Bostic.

He married Elizabeth Friedelin in 1929, and they lived in Ingleside. Mrs. Bostic died in 1990.

Mr. Bostic was a self-employed carpenter. He was a barn builder and did many improvements to area churches.

He coached many teen-age baseball teams in the late 40s and early 50s.

Mr. Bostic is survived by a son, Richard H. Bostic of Ingleside; three daughters, Bonnie Elburn of Chestertown, Delores Allen of Ingleside and Connie Faulkner of Goldsboro; a sister, Margaret Emory of Chestertown; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ingleside Church Building Fund, Ingleside, Md. 21644.

Augustus T. Boyd
CHESTER - Augustus T. Boyd of Chester died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997 at his home. He was 73.

Born in Baltimore City, he was the son of the late Eddie and Amelia Jackson Boyd.

He was a member of Union Wesley United Methodist Church, Chester, the United Methodist Men, Choir and Usher Board, and of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Grasonville, and Ravens Roost No. 34 in Annapolis.

A waterman for several years, Mr. Boyd had worked in construction in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas.

Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Lois Boyd, of Chester; a daughter, Sonseeahray Kelly of Chester; a son, Tommy A. Boyd Jr. of Centreville; a sister, Rose Turner of Trenton, N.J.; two brothers, John Lecato and Paul Jackson of Baltimore; and 7 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Union Wesley United Methodist Church, Chester, where friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Stewart Funeral Home, Salisbury.

W. Covey Brown
DENTON - W. Covey Brown, of the Denton area, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 at his home. He was 83.

Born in Dover, Del., he was the son of the late Serenius "Reese" Powell Brown and Sarah Elizabeth Covey Brown.

He moved to Hickman as a child and has always lived in the Denton area.

He had been a mechanic in Denton for Bullock and White Motors and Lewis Motors, retiring in 1979. He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Denton. He was a World War II veteran of the Air Force having served in the South Pacific.

Mr. Brown is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth S. Brown of Denton; a son, Wesley Brown of Easton; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12 at Moore Funeral Home, Denton, where friends may call one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Denton Cemetery.

Melvina Dorsey
CORDOVA - Melvina Dorsey of Cordova died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997 at Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 91.

Born in Queen Anne on Aug. 17, 1906, she was the daughter of the late William Johns Sr. and the late Lottie Young Johns. She attended Talbot County public schools.

She is survived by a daughter, Emma Johns of Cordova; a sister, Margaret Henry of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, William Johns Jr. of Royal Oak; four grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and six great- great- grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Allen A.M.E Church, Thomastown, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Sandtown Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

William A. Dungan
ST. MICHAELS - William Ashton Dungan of St. Michaels died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997 at Memorial Hospital, Easton. He was 80.

Born in Bustleton, Pa., he was the son of the late J. Evan and Ethel Lounes Ashton Dungan.

He had been employed by the State of Maryland in the Department of Employment Security for many years before retirement. He had lived in Fulton, Md., before moving to St. Michaels in 1993.

He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Burleigh in the Pacific Theatre.

Mr. Dungan is survived by his wife, Lilla Patricia Dungan of St. Michaels; and a sister, Harriet Parker Dungan of Huntington Valley, Pa.

Graveside services will be held at Mackinac Island, Mich. with burial in Protestant Cemetery on Mackinac Island at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Highland United Methodist Church, Highland Road, Highland, Md. 20777.

Arrangements by Harrison E. Leonard Funeral Home, St. Michaels.

Wilbur A. Faulkner
CAMBRIDGE - Wilbur A. "Buddy" Faulkner of Cambridge died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997 at Dorchester General Hospital. He was 65.

Born in Cambridge on July 30, 1932, he was the son of the late Wilbur W. and Pearl Marie Paul Faulkner.

He attended schools in Cambridge. Some years ago he had worked as a waterman with his father. He later had worked for Continental Can Co. and also the Dorchester County Board of Education. Most recently he had been employed by Charles Powell as a maintenance worker.

Mr. Faulkner is survived by a sister, Betty Travers of Cambridge; and two brothers, Jesse W. Faulkner and John P. Faulkner, both of Cambridge. A sister, Jeannette Fairbanks, is deceased.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11 at Cambridge Cemetery.

Curtis D. Fisher
UPPER MARLBORO - Curtis Douglas Fisher, formerly of Grasonville, died on Friday, Dec. 5, 1997 at Howard University Hospital, Washington. D.C. He was 36.

Born on Nov. 26, 1961 in Easton, he was the son of Marion Fisher of Denton and Elder Agnes Claggett of Grasonville.

He attended Grasonville Elementary School and Queen Anne's High School.

He attended Robinson A.M.E. Church and was attending Gateway Baptist Church, where he started a men's rap group.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Takia Moore of Stevensville; a sister, Pastor Diana Farmer of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Anthony Fisher of Odenton, Michael Fisher of Grasonville and Pastor Ronald Fisher of Smyrna, Del.; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Robinson's A.M.E. Church, Grasonville, where friends may call at 11 a.m.

Burial will be in Robinson's Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by Dashiell Funeral Services, Easton.

Lucy I. Kinnamon
CAMBRIDGE - Lucy I. Kinnamon of Cambridge died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997 at Chesapeake Woods Center, Cambridge. She was 92.

Born at Taylors Island on Sept. 22, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Margaret Hurley Slacum.

She attended public schools in Dorchester County. On Nov. 25, 1925, she married Charles M. Kinnamon, who died Nov. 25, 1990. She worked as a salesperson at several local stores, most recently at LeComptes' Shoe Store. She was active in scouting and received the Miniature Eagle Scout Award.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday School, was active in the United Methodist Women, the choir, the D.D. Club, and the Dr. Hines Bible Class. She was a life member and past president of the Auxiliary of the American Legion, formerly active in the P.T.A., the Auxiliaries of Dorchester General Hospital and the Eastern Shore Hospital Center, and a past Worthy Matron of the Rebecca Lodge.

Mrs. Kinnamon is survived by a son, G. Neill Kinnamon of Annapolis; and two grandchildren, Laura J. Kinnamon and Charles S. Kinnamon of Annapolis. Five brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12 at Grace United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Mary L. Saenz
SUDLERSVILLE - Mary L. Saenz of Sudlersville, formerly of Edgewater, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997 at Anne Arundel Hospital. She was 80.

She was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Barrick Stanbach.

Her husband, Alberto Saenz, is deceased.

Mrs. Saenz is survived by three sons, Fred Belcher of Sudlersville, Roy Neal Belcher of Ocean City, Md., and David William Belcher of Summerfield, Fla.; two daughters, Kaaren Olds of Stevensville and Sarah Burleson of West Virginia; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12 at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chester.

Burial will be in Crownsville Veterans Cemetery following the service on Friday at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's County, P.O. Box 179, Centreville, Md.


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