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Ian W. Denny
STEVENSVILLE - Ian Walden Denny, infant son of Richard Carvel and Dawn Marie Walden Denny of Stevensville, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 16, 1997 in Annapolis.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Rheanne Denny of Stevensville; paternal grandparents, Walter T. and Anne Tolson Denny of Stevensville; maternal grandfather, Robert Short and step-maternal grandmother, Ginny Short of Catonsville; maternal grandmother, Verona Walden Biller of Glen Burnie; paternal great-grandmother of Alice Marie Gabler of Conover, N.C.; and maternal great-grandmother, Ruth Walden of Baltimore.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 16 at Kent Island United Methodist Church, Chester. Burial was in the Denny family Cemetery, Stevensville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Anne Arundel Medical Center Human Relations Department, c/o N.I.C.U., 51 Franklin St., Annapolis, Md. 21401.

Elizabeth M. Eaton
EASTON - Elizabeth M. Eaton of Easton died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at Rayland Acres, Trappe. She was 93.

Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Florence Birch Meintzer.

A graduate of Easton High School in 1924, she attended Strayer Business School for two years. In 1935, she married William Brown Eaton. They moved to Hillsboro in 1939. Her husband is deceased. In 1972 she moved to Easton where she worked as a secretary for a number of years and finally as a bank teller.

She was a member of the St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, William Brown Eaton of Delaware; one sister Dorothy Barry of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

Two brothers and one sister are deceased.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at the Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Burial was in Greenmount Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Emerson M. Elzey
DENTON - Emerson M. Elzey of Denton, formerly of Cambridge, died Thursday, May 14, 1998 at Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 91.

Born on Oct. 7, 1906 at Blackwater, he was the son of the late Marcellus Elzey and Agnes Kirwan Brand.

He attended schools in the Blackwater area. He worked as a sheet metal man for the Phillips Packing Co., Cambridge. In 1942 he went into business for himself as a plumber until his retirement in 1977. He had made his home in Vero Beach, Fla., for 18 years. He had moved to the Denton area early in May.

He had been a member of the Cambridge Wesleyan Church, Cambridge Lodge No. 66 A.F. and A.M.; Scottish Rite, Boumi Temple and York Rite Bodies.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey A. Elzey of Denton; four sons, Paul E. Elzey of Federalsburg, Richard B. Elzey of East New Market, Donald Elzey of Laurel, Del. and Michael Elzey of Cambridge; one daughter, Candice R. Holthouse of San Juan Bautista, Calif.; three step sons, Danny Short of Seaford, Del., Billy Short of Wilmington, Del. and Brian Short of Seaford, Del; one step-daughter, Carol Prahl of Cambridge; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Cecil Elzey and Howard C. Elzey Sr., and one sister, Maude Elzey, are deceased.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 at the Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Members of the Cambridge Lodge No. 66 A.F. and A.M. will conducted a memorial service.

Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund of Cambridge Lodge No. 66 A.F. and A.M., P.O. Box 362, Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Matthew W. Harrison
STEVENSVILLE - Matthew Willis Harrison of Stevensville, infant son of Gregory Neil and Nancy Elaine Glasgow Harrison of Stevensville, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1997 in Annapolis.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Louis Glasgow Jr. of Chester, and paternal grandparents, Richard Harrison of Chester, and Sally Ashton of Laurel Springs, N.J.; his maternal great-grandparents, June Glasgow of Stevensville, and Ruth Martens of College Park; and his paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Ashton of West Hartford, Conn.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Christ Episcopal Church, Stevensville.

Burial was in Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 27, Stevensville, Md. 21666.

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

William J. Massey
NEWCOMB - William Joseph Massey of Newcomb and Melville, La., died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 in Newcomb. He was 80.

Born on May 26, 1917 in Flora, La., he was a resident of Newcomb for 20 years.

He married Melba Firmin on Jan. 2, 1942 in Rosa, La. Mrs. Massey died in 1989.

He was a college professor at Louisiana Tech, University of Maine, the University of Maryland at College Park and Bowie State College. He was headmaster of Homewood School, Baltimore. He got a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Missouri in 1955.

He was a member of International Reading Association, Maryland Retired Teachers Association, American Legion, The National Arbor Day Foundation and Disabled American Veterans.

He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Mr. Massey is survived by his children, William Massey of Pleasanton, Calif., Mary Harrison Davis of Easton, and Ruth Anne Taylor of Conyers, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Allegra LaPrairie and Edith Horn; and two brothers, Ray Massey and Wilbur Massey, are deceased.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Dr. Massey's home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 Peachblossom Road, Easton, Md. 21601; or St. John's The Evangelist Catholic Church, Box 256, Melville, La.

Ernest B. McCoy
STEVENSVILLE - Ernest B. McCoy of Stevensville, formerly of Camp Springs, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998 at his home. He was 75.

Born Aug. 17, 1922 in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Lawrence S. and Elsie Jarboe McCoy.

He was a graduate of Eastern High School in Washington, D.C. and attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Mount St. Mary's College of Emmitsburg. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until an honorable discharge in 1946. Following his service, he married Dana Mae Beavers and went into business with his father, building homes and numerous churches. He was also a consultant for Weisburg Co., Annapolis, a construction engineer for the subway system in Washington, D.C. and for the Woftrap farm in Reston, Va.

He was a member of the Kent Island Elks Club, the Moose Lodge No. 831, the American Legion No. 273, the Kent Island Islanders and a Charter Member of the South Gate Lions Club in Camp Springs.

He is survived by one son, Stanley McCoy of Mercersburg, Pa.; one daughter, Robin Bishop of Stevensville; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.

His wife, Dana Mae McCoy, died in 1996.

Committal Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Md.

May 17
Elaine M. Taylor
GREENSBORO - Elaine Marie Taylor of Greensboro died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Corsica Hills Nursing Center. She was 57.

Born Jan. 27, 1941, in Denton, she was the daughter of Evelyn S. Taylor of Greensboro and the late Wayman W. Taylor Sr.

She attended schools in Palmyra, N.J. and in Caroline County. She was a graduate of Queen Anne's County Licensed Practical Nurse Training Program and had been employed at St. Gertrude's Priory for 19 years.

She was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Greensboro, and Fellowship Chapter No. 58, O.E.S.

In addition to her mother, Ms. Taylor is survived by a son, Howard Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M.; three daughters, Rowena Johnson of Tampa, Fla., Deidre Taylor-Oross of Bel Air, Md. and Bridgett C. Jones of Houston; two brothers, Wayman W. Taylor of Baltimore and Vernon A. Taylor of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Edith T. Elzie of Bear, Del. and A. Michele Wayman of Hillsboro; her grandmother, Arveia Scofield of Denton; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at noon, Tuesday, May 19, at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Greensboro. Burial was at Coker Cemetery, Greensboro.

Arrangements are by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

Reba F. Gebhardt
ROCK HALL - Reba Foreman Gebhardt, formerly of Rock Hall, died Saturday, May 16, 1998, at Magnolia Hall Nursing Center, Chestertown. She was 98.

Born at Rock Hall, she was the daughter of the late James and Emma Urie Downey.

Mrs. Gebhardt was a homemaker and resided in Baltimore until returning to Kent County in 1995. Her first husband was Raymond Foreman.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Rock Hall.

Mrs. Gebhardt is survived by a daughter, Ethel Beard, and one son, Robert Foreman, both of Baltimore; a sister, Mary Messick of Rock Hall; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband, George Gebhardt died in 1989. A daughter, Louise Edwards died in 1988.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall. Burial was at Wesley Cemetery.

W. Earl Lewis
CAMBRIDGE - W. Earl Lewis of Cambridge died Friday, May 15, 1998, at Dorchester General Hospital. He was 78.

Born June 18, 1919, near Vienna, Md., he was the son of the late Frank Levin and Blanche Murphy Lewis.

He attended public schools in Vienna and as a young man was employed as driver with Phillips Transport. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific. He later was a driver with Service Trucking Company and Preston Trucking. In 1997 he retired from Phillips Oil Company.

He was a member of Dorchester Post No. 91, American Legion, Choptank Memorial Post No. 7460 V.F.W., and Cambridge Yacht Club. He was a former member of Cambridge Country Club and Cambridge Elks Lodge.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Gould, to whom he was married Dec. 22, 1939; two daughters, Ann L. Webster and Denise L. Wheatley, both of Cambridge; two sisters, Mabel Bell and Sarah Hurley, both of Vienna; and five grandchildren.

Deceased are two sisters, Della Thompson and Thelma Lewis, and two brothers, Monroe Lewis and James Lewis.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge. Burial was at Maryland Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart Fund, c/o Lorraine Dickerson, 10 Harris Drive, Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Pearl V. Patrick
CORDOVA - Pearl Virginia Patrick of Cordova died Friday, May 15, 1998, at Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 88.

Born Aug. 7, 1909, near Gorman in Garrett County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Amos Dorsey and Mary Fike Harvey. Her husband, Lloyd Calvin Patrick died Jan. 23, 1993.

Mrs. Patrick is survived by a son, Lawarence C. Patrick of Cordova; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 19, at Fairview Church Cemetery, Cordova.

Memorial donations may be made to Cordova Volunteer Firemen's Association Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 102, Cordova, Md. 21625.

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

Jennifer M. Wright
DENTON - Jennifer M. Wright of Federalsburg died in Easton, Thursday, May 14, 1998, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 38.

Born in Easton, she was the daughter of Jack J. Anthony Jr. of Greensboro and that late Grace Ellen Walters.

Mrs. Wright was employed as an assistant manager at the High's Store in Denton.

In addition to her father, Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband, Gordon L. Wright, a daughter, Trisha Wright, and one son, Gordon L. Wright Jr., all of Federalsburg; and five sisters, Sandra Peterson and Pamela Poe, both of Weathford, Tex., Jacquelyn Anders of Ridgely, Beverly McNeal of Hillsboro, and Edith Corkell of Denton. A brother, Howard Jennings Anthony III died July 16, 1995.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, at Moore Funeral home, Denton. Burial was at Bloomery Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19140.

Alexander Seiler
GREENSBORO - Alexander "Sonny" Seiler of Greensboro died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Memorial Hospital, Easton. He was 83.

Born March 1, 1915, in New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Steve and Mary Cera Seiler. His wife, Ruth Pinder Seiler died Sept. 3, 1994.

Mr. Seiler had resided in Greensboro since 1929, and was a graduate of Greensboro High School. He had been self-employed as a welder for 53 years.

He was a life member of Greensboro Volunteer Fire Company, a member of Greensboro Lions Club, and the Order of Redmen.

Mr. Seiler is survived by two daughters, Beverly Garris of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Veronica Woody of Shalimar, Fla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 18, at Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro. Burial was at Greensboro Cemetery.

Miriam A. Jaeger
GEORGETOWN, Del. - Miriam A. Jaeger died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, at her home. She was 78.

Born in Denton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Mary W. and Clarence Atkinson.

She was a 1936 graduate of Caroline High School.

Mrs. Jaeger is survived by her husband of 57 years, Stanley Jaeger; four daughters, Eileen Haefner of Garden City, N.Y., Lorraine Mauro of Laurel, L.I., Barbara Moor of Mattituck, L.I. and Kathy Covias of Franklin Square, N.Y; two sisters, Hattie Curry of Millsboro, Del. and Jane Thurman of Georgetown, Del.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held in Mattituck, L.I., N.Y.

Arrangements were by DeFriest Funeral Home, Mattituck.

May 18
John N. Adkins
ST. MICHAELS - John Nathaniel Adkins, a retired scientist and noted geophysicist died Saturday, May 16, 1998 at his home, 9545 Quail Hollow Drive, Martingham, St. Michaels.

He was born in Spokane, Wash. on July 23, 1911, the son of the late John D. and Martha C. Adkins.

He attended Stanford University and received a degree in physics and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.

Later, Dr. Adkins was a national research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and became a professor of geophysics there in 1948.

A career followed as director of Earth Sciences, associate research director and assistant chief scientist with the Office of Naval Research in Washington D.C.

Dr. Adkins was a senior fellow of the Geological Society of America, a member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Eastern Shore Council of the Navy League.

He also served as treasurer of the Talbot County chapter of the American Red Cross and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Easton and the Talbot Country Club.

Dr. Adkins is survived by his wife Katherine Adkins of St. Michaels.

Interment will be in the churchyard of Historic Christ Church, Irvington, Va. where a graveside service will be held on May 26.

Memorial donations may be made to the Talbot County chapter of the American Red Cross, 507 Idlewild Ave., Easton, Md. 21601; or the Talbot County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1143, Easton Md. 21601.

Clifford D. Baker
CHESTERTOWN - Clifford Davis Baker, of Chestertown, died of heart failure Sunday, May 17, 1998 at Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. He was 84.

Born in Centreville, he was the son of the late John and Mary Elizabeth Baker.

Mr. Baker lived in Chestertown for the last 62 years. There, he and his wife, Ernestine, raised their children, and he owned and operated Baker's Repair Shop.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Sue Anne Morrison of Springfield, Mo., Patricia Holden of Washington D.C., Beverly Gibson of Chestertown and Katherine Kinsey of Denton; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. at Crumpton Cemetery.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.

Maxine H. Cain
CHESTERTOWN - Maxine Holland Cain, of Chestertown, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998. She was 69.

Born March 4, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Lucy Jones and Morris Holland.

Mrs. Cain attended Kent County public schools and graduated from Henry Highland Garnett School in 1945. Later, she attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a year and studied at Chesapeake College to be a certified nurse's assistant.

Upon completing her studies, she briefly lived in New York and Baltimore before working for Vita Food Inc., Washington College and later Kent County Laundry.

Mrs. Cain was a member of Bethel AME Church in Chestertown and formerly married to Alvin Cain of Barclay.

She is survived by a son, Wayne Cain, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at Bethel AME Church, Chestertown. Interment was in Emmanuel Cemetery in Quaker Neck.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Chestertown.

Anna M. Godfrey
CAMBRIDGE - Anna Mae Godfrey, of Cambridge, died Saturday, May 16, 1998 at Dorchester General Hospital. She was 90.

Born Nov. 11, 1907 in Whaleyville, she was the daughter of the late Charley Burt and Rebecca Smallwood Hudson.

Mrs. Godfrey worked on the family-owned farm with her husband, the late William Godfrey.

She is survived by two sons, Clifton R. Godfrey of Jacksonville, Fla. and Earl W. Godfrey of Fruitland; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Several other brothers and sisters died.

A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at Bishopville Cemetery.

Arrangements made by Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge.

William B. Green
DENTON - William B. Green, of Denton, died of heart failure Saturday, May 16, 1998 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 71.

Born in Ridgely, he was the son of the late Willard H. and Lucy Long Green.

Mr. Green was an alcohol counselor for the state of Maryland and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

He was a member of Memorial Post V.F.W. 7937 in Greensboro.

Mr. Green is survived by a sister, Mattie L. Conner of Denton. Two other sisters, Marion Collison and Jean Blackburn, and two brothers, Allan "Flash" Green and Paul Green, are deceased.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, May 20 at 2 p.m at Moore Funeral Home, Denton. Interment was in Denton Cemetery, Denton.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 800 E. Main St., Salisbury Md. 21801.

Betty W. Harrison
CAMBRIDGE - Betty W. Harrison of Cambridge died at home Sunday, May 17, 1998. She was 53.

Born Nov. 26, 1944 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late C. Wheatley and Helen Bell Cook.

After attending schools in Cambridge, Mrs. Harrison worked for Air Liquide Corp. in Cambridge.

She is survived by two daughters, Cindy L. Barnett of Madison and Bonnie S. Harrison of Woolford; four sisters, Fay Bell and Josephine Saulsbury both of Cambridge, Alice Olp of Seaside, Ore. and Marian Moore of Madison; a brother, C. Wayne Cook of Cambridge, and four grandchildren.

A son, Irwin Harrison; a sister, E. Louise Windsor; and a brother, N. Lee Spear; are deceased.

A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge. Interment was at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart Fund, in care of Mrs. Lorraine Dickerson, 10 Harris Drive, Cambridge, Md. 21613.

John B. Sharp
DENTON - John B. Sharp, of Denton, died Sunday, May 17, 1998 at the Memorial Hospital of Easton. He was 81.

Born near Starr, he was the son of the late John Byard Sharp and Anna Stewart.

Mr. Sharp was a carpenter and painter with Cannon Wright in Denton and later on his own.

He was a founding member and honorary deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church in Denton.

Mr. Sharp is survived by a daughter, Deborah S. Medford of Federalsburg; a sister, Louise Messix of Cordova and three brothers, R. Gibson Sharp and Howard B. Sharp both of Williston and Kemp Sharp of Grifton, N.C.

A sister, Mary E. Fluharty, and four brothers, James Sharp, George Sharp, Charles Sharp and Paul Sharp, are deceased.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at Moore Funeral Home, Denton

Interment was in Concord Cemetery in Denton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 1120 Market St., Denton, Md., 21629.

May 19
Clara P. Coleman
EASTON - Clara Prettyman Coleman of Easton died Thursday, May 14, 1998 at Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 97.

Born in Preston on Nov. 23, 1900, she was the daughter of the late Wesley William and Emma Sigman Prettyman.

After attending a one-room school in Caroline County, she married William Henry Coleman in 1918. They made their home in Talbot County where from 1928 until 1946 she was a school bus contractor, the first woman in Talbot County to receive such a contract. From 1942 to 1973, she was an officer in the W. H. Coleman and Son excavating contractors business. She was a partner with her son in Betty's Garden Farm, Easton.

A charter member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Easton and the Ruth's Circle of the church, she was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Talbot Rod and Gun Club and had been active in the fund-raising work for Bethany House Inc.

Her husband died in June 1984.

Mrs. Coleman is survived by a son, W. Robert Coleman of Easton; a daughter, Emmalean C. Rebmann of Easton; and a brother, William A. Prettyman of Easton.

Services were held at the graveside in Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, on Monday, May 18, at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to a favorite church or charity.

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

Dona H. M. Culver
BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - Dona Helen Mae Culver of Bridgeville died Sunday, May 17, 1998 at her home of cancer. She was 55.

Born May 28, 1942 in Bridgeville, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Pearl Brown Adams.

She graduated from Bridgeville High School and had worked for the state of Delaware's Department of Social Services in Georgetown for 20 years until October 1997.

She was a member of the Seaford Wesleyan Church, Seaford, Del.

In addition to her husband, Samuel B. Culver, whom she married on Oct. 14, 1960, she is survived by two sons, Samuel J. Culver and Edward Jake Culver, all of Bridgeville; a half-brother, Lawrence Wallace of Bridgeville, Del. six grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 20 at Williamson Funeral Home, Federalsburg. Burial was in Bloomery Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 600 Dupont Highway, Georgetown, Del. 19947.

Maria L. Jelich
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Maria L. Jelich of New Britian died on Sunday, May 17, 1998 at her home. She was 75.

Mrs. Jelich is survived by her two sons, John R. Jelich of New Hampshire and John M. Jelich of Trappe; and four grandsons.

Services were held at St. Anne's Church in New Britain. Burial was in Oxford, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Central Connecticut, 40 East St., Plainville, Conn. 06062.

Mary A. Mushaw
ANNAPOLIS - Mary A. Mushaw died Monday, May 18, 1998 at Genesis Elder Care at Spa Creek, Annapolis. She was 81.

Born in Talbot County, she was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Easton and Talbot County. She moved to Annapolis in 1996 and lived at Colonial Manor Homes at Bay Ridge.

Her husband, Alfonso Mushaw, died in 1987.

Mrs. Mushaw is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Adams and a sister, Betty Dulin, both of Annapolis.

Services were held on Wednesday, May 20 at 1 p.m. at John M. Taylor Funeral Home, Annapolis. Burial was at 3 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, Md., 21108.

May 20
William L. Baxter
ROMANCOKE - William Louis "Dubie" Baxter of Romancoke died Thursday, May 7, 1998.

He was a resident of Heartland House in Grasonville during the last year. He served in the Navy during World War II and served the people of Prince George's County as the deputy assessor of Real Estate Assessment for 35 years for the state of Maryland.

He was a member of the Romancoke Association, Kent Island American Legion, Kent Island Yacht Club and the Kent Island Elks Club. He belonged to the Suburban Lions Club of Prince George's County and the Young Men's Democratic Club. He was a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and a member of Saint Christophers Church in Chester.

Mr. Baxter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dolores E. Baxter; two sons, William F. Baxter of Upper Marlboro and Kenneth L. Baxter of Bowie; a daughter, Karen J. Pavlik of Bowie; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bowie, on Tuesday, May 12. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, Bowie.

Catherine B. Cantrell
CENTREVILLE - Catherine B. Cantrell of Centreville died on Monday, May 18, 1998 at Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 82.

Born Aug. 20, 1915 at Carmichael, she was the daughter of the late C. Tilghman and Ethel Bartlett Bishop.

She graduated from Centreville High School, Class of 1931; received her B.S. from Johns Hopkins University in 1935; and M.A. from George Washington University in 1939. She taught junior, senior and vocational high schools in Harford County and Washington, D.C. from 1935 - 1950.

She started with the Riggs National Bank of Washington, D.C. in the stenographic pool in September 1950 on a full-time basis. She was elected an assistant cashier in 1963; appointed assistant secretary of the board in 1968, elected assistant vice president in 1970, and a vice president in 1975, retiring in 1976 as vice president of Riggs National Bank. She returned to live in Centreville upon her retirement.

She married Lawson J. Cantrell in May 1963. He died in March 1973.

Outside activities included: The Bank Women's Club; Capital Group; National Association of Bank Women; The Zonta Club of Bethesda-Silver Spring; member and recording secretary to the Administrative Board of Chevy Chase United Methodist Church and held memberships in the Corcoran Gallery of Art & Metropolitan Washington Board Of Trade; member and past president of the Women's Club of Centreville; secretary, Centreville High School Alumni Association; member, Queen Anne's County Senior Housing Association; president, Queen Anne's County Primary Health Care, Inc. since its organization in May 1978; served as a member of Queen Anne's County Health Planning Committee, 1977 - 1979; instrumental as president of Queen Anne's County Primary Health Care, Inc. in the establishment of the Queen Anne's Medical Center at Queenstown; member of Health Planning Council of the Eastern Shore and of its Plan Development and Executive committees, 1977 - 1979.

She was a life member of Queen Anne's County Historical Society and The James Smithson Society of the Smithsonian Institution. Mrs. Cantrell was a lifelong member of Wye of Carmichael United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Cantrell is survived by a stepson, Lawson J. Cantrell Jr. of Accomac, Va.; a sister, Miriam Bishop Dean of Centreville; a sister-in-law, Helen H. Bishop of Queenstown; four step-grandchildren, Lucy Sanford Cantrell of Ashland, Va., L. James Cantrell III of Warrenton, Va., Mary Lewis Tellez of York, Pa., Susan Tennessee Cantrell of Ashland, Va.; three nephews, Charles T. Rittenhouse of Vallejo, Calif., Charles T. "Tim" Bishop of Queenstown, David B. Bishop of Easton; three nieces, Bonnie Dean Roschy of Centreville, Katheryn S. Bishop of Easton, E. Ann Bishop of Easton; and eight great-grandchildren.

A sister, Mildred Bishop of Rittenhouse; two brothers, Virgil Bartlett Bishop and J. Tilghman Bishop, are deceased.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22 at the Wye of Carmichael United Methodist Church, Queenstown. Burial was at Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to Wye of Carmichael United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 7, Queenstown, Md. 21658.

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

Bert H. Griffioen
BOWIE - Bert Hendrick "Hank" Griffioen, formerly of Easton, died in a plane crash on Sunday, May 17, 1998. He was 32.

Born in Easton on July 27, 1965, he was the son of Bert and Ilse Stach Griffioen. After graduating from Easton High School in 1983 he attended Salisbury State University, receiving a degree in computer science in 1988. He completed an internship as a computer technician at Horn Point Environmental Laboratories with Dr. Bill Boycourt. He began his career in February 1989 as a contract employee in computer science for NASA's Climate Data System and later for the Distributed Active Archive Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. He was highly respected for his creativity and productivity.

In January 1998, he started a new position as a database specialist for Wellspring Resources, a human resources company, in Bethesda. His interest in aviation led him to become an instrument and multi-engine rated flight instructor.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Griffioen is survived by one brother, Eric Griffioen; his wife, Mari, of Easton; a niece, Mina Griffioen; and cousins, aunts and uncles in Germany and Holland.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22 at the Talbot Bible Church, Easton. Burial was at Oxford Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Talbot Bible Church Building Fund, 9114 Chapel Road, Easton, MD 21601.

Funeral arrangements are by the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Expressions of sympathy may be mailed to Bert and Ilse Griffioen, 29407 Stoney Ridge Circle, Easton, Md. 21601.

Paul R. Lawrence
SALISBURY - Paul R. Lawrence of Salisbury, formerly of Cordova, died Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at the Salisbury Center. He was 87.

Born in Pennsylvania on May 27, 1910, he was the son of the late George Richard and Amanda Kline Lawrence. As a young man he moved with his family to Cordova where he graduated from Cordova High School.

One of the 13 original Volkswagen dealers on the Eastern seaboard, he operated Lawrence Service Center Inc. in Wye Mills from 1954-1967. At that time he moved to Centreville, where he raised broilers for Bayshore Foods Inc. In 1977 he moved to the Cordova area and then to the Salisbury Center in June 1996.

He was active in the Rotary International for many years, he served in several leadership capacities and on several committees and was a Paul Harris Fellow. For 68 years he was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cordova, where he had served as council president and vice-president and in various committee chairmanships.

His wife, the former Marie Behrens, died on June 1, 1996.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by one son, Robert M. Lawrence of Salisbury; one daughter, Sharon L. Jacobs of Kingsport, Tenn.; one brother, Robert B. Lawrence of Melbourne, Fla.; one half-sister, Libby Creager of Milford, N.J.; five grandchildren, Richie Lewis of Newark, Dixie Pinette and Robert Lawrence Jr., both of Salisbury, Caitlin and Christine Jacobs, both of Kingsport, Tenn.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cordova.

Burial was in St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Cordova.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 12095 Blades Road, P.O. Box 368, Cordova, Md. 21625.

William Lockerman
DENTON - William "Billy Ray" Lockerman of Denton died Tuesday, May 19, 1998 in Dover, Del. as the result of injuries in a truck accident. He was 59.

Born in Easton, he was the son of Anna Elmira Stevens Lockerman of Denton and the late William Thomas Lockerman.

He had lived in Denton all of his life and was a self-employed certified welder and truck driver. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

In addition to his mother he is survived by one son, W. Lance Lockerman of Denton; one daughter, Kerry Cooney of Denton; one brother, T. Alan Lockerman of Denton; and three grandchildren.

One brother, Wendell Lockerman, is deceased.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at the Moore Funeral Home, Denton. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be private.

William H. Skinner
RIDGELY - William Henry Skinner of Ridgely died Saturday, May 16, 1998 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 79.

Born in Talbot County he was the son of the late Roy Skinner and Helen Logan.

He was a farm laborer most of his life and attended Scott's U.M. Church, Trappe.

He is survived by one sister, Eva White of Trappe; and one brother, Roy Skinner of Easton.

Services were held at noon on Friday, May 22 at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

Paul R. Stone Sr.
LANCASTER, Pa. - Paul Roger Stone Sr. of Lancaster, Pa., formerly of Royal Oak, died Friday, May 15, 1998 at Manorcare Health Center in Lancaster from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. He was 80.

Born in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11, 1917, he was the son of Eugene Roger and Louise Shea Stone.

He attended schools in Washington, D.C., graduating from Georgetown University in 1941 with a degree in chemical engineering. In 1948, he married the former Donna Moser, who died on June 19, 1992.

He was employed as a materials engineer for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1973 after 32 years with the Navy Department. At that time, he and his wife moved from Bethesda to Royal Oak.

He was a member of the Royal Oak Community United Methodist Church, the Edge Creek Boat Club, Izaak Walton League, and was a volunteer for the Red Cross.

Mr. Stone is survived by two daughters, Louise Brewer of Lancaster and Irene Smith of Oxford; a son, Paul Roger Stone Jr. of Royal Oak; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Royal Oak Community United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Oak Community United Methodist Church, Royal Oak, Md. 21662 or to the Alzheimer's Association.

Joyce R. Turner
ROCK HALL - Joyce Richella Turner Landman of Bellevue, Rock Hall, died Sunday, May 17, 1998 at her home. She was 58.

Born March 15, 1939 in Bellevue, she was the daughter of Howard Otis Turner of Bellevue and the late Harriett Louise Jackson Turner.

She was a graduate from Moton High School and attended Morgan State University, Baltimore.

She was employed by the state of Maryland's Comptroller of the Treasury for 14 years. She was an active and lifetime member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Bellevue. She also attended Refuge Temple Church of God in Cambridge.

In addition to her father, she is survived by one son, Alex A. Green of Bellevue; two daughters, Harriett L. Ennels of Cambridge and Anita L. Gibson of Easton; six brothers, Gerald O. Turner of Bellevue, Maurice S. Turner of Lothina, Ga., Gene C. Turner of Upper Marlboro, Holbert H. Turner of Royal Oak, Ronald C. Turner of Easton and Warren P. Turner of Atlanta, Ga.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Bellevue.

Burial was in Maryland Veterans Cemetery of the Eastern Shore, Beulah.

Arrangements are by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

Nancy O. Whitley
BALTIMORE - Nancy O'Neil Whitley of Baltimore died Saturday, May 16, 1998 of cancer. She was 66.

Born in North Carolina, she attended Duke University before completing her M.D. degree in 1957 at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was married to Dr. Joseph E. Whitley in 1959.

Dr. Whitley was the first woman industrial physician for Western Electric before returning to Bowman Gray to complete a residency in diagnostic radiology in 1969. She became the first female chief resident at the school and joined the faculty as associate professor in 1974. After moving to Baltimore with her husband in 1978, she became professor of diagnostic radiology and oncology at University of Maryland where she was recognized as an authority on the use of CAT (Computer Assisted Tomography) scan imagers, particularly with cancer patients. She retired from Maryland and ended her career in 1994 after serving as adjunct professor of diagnostic radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston.

During her career in academic radiology, she co-authored over 60 medical journal articles, six book chapters, and one radiology textbook. In recognition of her work, she received two Gold Medals, one from the Association of University Radiologists in 1994 and the other from the American Roentgen Ray Society in 1998.

In addition to her accomplishments in the field of medicine, Dr. Whitley was a skilled photographer and particularly loved taking black and white still-life photographs of the Eastern Shore where she had a home. She attended photography classes at the Maryland Institute of Art.

Dr. Whitley is survived by her son, John O'Neil Whitley, her daughter Catherine Anne Whitley, Ph.D., her sister, Patricia O'Neil Goodyear, and four grandchildren. Her husband, Dr. Joseph Whitley, is deceased.

A private memorial service was held by the family on Thursday, May 21. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 162 Prince George St., Annapolis, Md., 21401.

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Sadie V. D'Armi
FEDERALSBURG - Sadie Victoria D'Armi of Federalsburg died Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at her home. She was 86.

Born May 29, 1911 in Brookview, Dorchester County, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Lillian Jackson. Her husband, Thomas D'Armi Sr., died Sept. 9, 1984.

She and her husband owned a shoe store and repair shop for many years in Federalsburg.

Mrs. D'Armi is survived by two daughters, Betty Happersett and Barbara Williams, both of Federalsburg; a son, Thomas D'Armi Jr. of Durham, N.C.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A son, Robert H. D'Armi, died on Oct. 22, 1992.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22 at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Joyce R. T. Landman
ROCK HALL - Joyce Richella Turner Landman of Bellevue/Rock Hall died Sunday, May 17, 1998 at her home. She was 58.

Born Nov. 15, 1939 in Bellevue, she was the daughter of Howard Otis Turner of Bellevue and the late Harriett Louise Jackson Turner.

She was a graduate from Moton High School and attended Morgan State University, Baltimore.

She was employed by the State of Maryland Comptroller of Treasury for 14 years. She was an active and lifetime member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Bellevue. She also attended Refuge Temple Church of God in Cambridge.

In addition to her father, she is survived by one son, Alex A. Green of Bellevue; two daughters, Harriett L. Ennels of Cambridge and Anita L. Gibson of Easton; six brothers, Gerald O. Turner of Bellevue, Maurice S. Turner of Lothina, Ga., Gene C. Turner of Upper Marlboro, Hilbert H. Turner of Royal Oak, Ronald C. Turner of Easton and Warren P. Turner of Atlanta, Ga.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Bellevue.

Burial was in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Beulah.

Arrangements are by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

William Lockerman
DENTON - William "Billy Ray" Lockerman of Denton died Tuesday, May 19, 1998 in Dover, Del. as the result of injuries in a truck accident. He was 59.

Born in Easton, he was the son of Anna Elmira Stevens Lockerman of Denton and the late William Thomas Lockerman.

A lifelong Denton resident, he was a self-employed certified welder and truck driver. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

In addition, to his mother he is survived by one son, W. Lance Lockerman of Denton; one daughter, Kerry Cooney of Denton; one brother, T. Alan Lockerman of Denton; three grandchildren; and a loving companion, Martha Passwaters.

One brother, Wendell Lockerman, is deceased.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23 at the Moore Funeral Home, Denton, where friends may call at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

Joseph E. Magrogan Jr.
QUEENSTOWN - Joseph Edward Magrogan Jr. of Queenstown died Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at Meridian, Genesis Eldercare, Corsica Hills Nursing Center, Centreville. He was 86.

Born April 22, 1912 in Sudlersville, he was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Mary Malloy Magrogan.

He attended school at McGinnis Corner, and later in Lynch, Md.

He married Bernadette Graham of Chestertown, on Sept. 17, 1940. They made their home at the Glenn L. Martin Farms where he was a herdsman. He later worked for Blakeford Farms and others. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Queenstown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Patrick C. Magrogan of Cordele, Ga. and Albert J. Magrogan of Deland, Fla.; two daughters, Josephine Cecelia Harding of Federalsburg and Louise Remmert of Glen Burnie; one brother, John Magrogan of Baltimore; three sisters, Lida Andrews of Centreville, Katherine Besse of Worton and Julia Reardon of New Castle, Del.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Queenstown. Friends may call at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville on Friday, May 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery.

Emma G. McGuire
KENNEDYVILLE - Emma Gatsch McGuire of Kennedyville, formerly of Toms River, N.J., died Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at her home on Sycamore Farm. She was 90.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Augusta Kerber Gatsch. She lived in Philadelphia, Pa. until her family moved to Toms River, N.J. when she was eight years old. On March 17, 1929, she married Benjamin A. McGuire, president of McGuire Brothers Inc., Bey Lea Farm Dairy in Toms River, N.J. The farm was purchased by Dover Township for a golf course in 1965. In 1966 she moved to the Eastern Shore with her husband, son, and his family, settling at Sycamore Farm in 1967.

She was an original member of Chestertown Baptist Church. Mr. McGuire is deceased.

She is survived by one daughter, The Rev. Emma McGuire Mitchell of Toms River, N.J.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at Chestertown Baptist Church.

Burial was in Christ I.U. Cemetery, Worton.

Marjorie Waters
KENNEDYVILLE - Marjorie Waters of Kennedyville died Sunday, May 17, 1998 at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. She was 71.

Born in Delaware County, Pa., she was the daughter of Dorothea Gilmore Duncan of Broomall, Pa. and the late Andrew Duncan.

Mrs. Waters, along with her late husband, owned and operated Mar-Stans Inc., an unfinished furniture retail business in Chadds Ford, Pa. for 25 years. Following their retirement they moved to the Kent County area, in 1979.

She was an active church member and taught Sunday School for a number of years. She volunteered her time play the piano in several local nursing homes. She was also a volunteer at the Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Glen Waters of Kennedyville and Gordon Waters of Roseland, Va.; one daughter, Linda Koreny of Christiana, Pa.; one brother, Raymond Duncan of Glen Mills, Pa.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Stanley Waters, died in December 1990.

Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23 at the Chestertown Baptist Church Auditorium, Chestertown. Burial will be at Crumpton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gospelink Inc., P.O. Box 889, Wrens, Ga. 30833-0889.

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


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