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Lois R.I. Horney
GRASONVILLE - Lois Ruth Ihle Horney of Grasonville died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at her home. She was 69.

Born May 14, 1929 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Henrietta M. Schafer Ihle.

She attended school in Baltimore. On Dec. 27, 1947, she married Conrad F. Horney Jr. of Grasonville. Mrs. Horney was a homemaker and helped her husband in his plumbing and heating business.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Grasonville, and was very active in the Adventist Community Services as a part of her church.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Horney is survived by three sons, Robert C. Horney of Queenstown, Conrad "Rick" Horney III of Grasonville and Dewey Meekins of Cambridge; two daughters, Sylvia Keebler of Centreville and Lynn Lawrence of Arlington, Va.; a brother, Robert Ihle of Grasonville; and three sisters, Ethel Collier of Chestertown, Ann Crouch of Easton and Helen Baker of Mancure, N.C.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Hazel Gajdosik, died in July 1996.

Services were held 11 a.m., Monday, May 3, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Grasonville. Burial was in Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville.

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

Leona M. Newcomb
RICHMOND, Va. - Leona May Newcomb of Richmond, Va., formerly of Fishing Creek, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at Johnston-Willis Hospital, Chesterfield, Va. She was 79.

Born Aug. 25, 1919 at Fishing Creek, she was the daughter of the late Elmer McCullen and Ellen Phillips Hall.

She was raised and attended public schools at Fishing Creek. On Dec. 17, 1936, she married Clarence Earl Newcomb, and they made their home at Fishing Creek until 1975, when they moved to Cambridge. Mr. Newcomb died Oct. 24, 1989. She lived with her daughter near Richmond, Va., since June 1998.

A member of the Souls Harbor Church of God, Mrs. Newcomb taught Sunday School and was involved in the nursing home ministry.

Mrs. Newcomb is survived by two daughters, Josephine Taylor of Richmond, Va., and Connie Lee Pike of Annapolis, Mo.; one sister, Gladys Elzey of Cambridge; one brother, Harold Hall of Cambridge; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. A daughter, Shirley Ann Maddox; a brother, Irvin Hall; and a sister, Carmella Ruark, are deceased.

Services were held 1 p.m., Saturday, May 1, at the Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Burial was in East New Market Cemetery, East New Market.

Memorial donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804.

George C. Parks Jr.
FISHING CREEK - George Calvert Parks Jr. of Fishing Creek died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore. He was 66.

Born Jan. 16, 1933 in Hoopersville, he was the son of the late George C. Parks Sr. and Martha Ann Woodland Parks.

He married the former Betty Phillips on Dec. 22, 1956.

Mr. Parks was a graduate of Hoopers Island High School, Class of 1951. He was the owner of George C. Parks Jr. Inc. and was a school bus contractor since 1966. Previously, he bought and sold seafood for a number of years.

He was a member of Hoopers Memorial United Methodist Church, superintendent of Sunday School and chairperson of the Administrative Board.

Mr. Parks was also a member of Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Department, Cambridge Elks Lodge No. 1272, Dorchester County Board of Bus Contractors, Maryland Bus Contractors Association, Maryland Watermen's Association, and Dorchester County Seafood Harvesters.

In addition to his wife of 42 years, Mr. Parks is survived by a son, Howard Timothy Parks of Geneva, Switzerland; three sisters, Rosa Lewis, Ellen Ruark and Sara Phillips, all of Hoopersville; a brother, Benjamin Parks of Hoopersville; and a grandson. A sister, Emma Cannon, is deceased.

Services were held Sunday, at 1 p.m., at Hoopers Memorial United Methodist Church, Hoopersville. Burial was at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.

Memorial donations may be made to Hoopers Memorial Church Fund, c/o Carolyn Noland, 1738 Hoopersville Road, Fishing Creek, Md., 21634.

May 2
Galen P. Bruso
BALTIMORE - Galen Paul Bruso of Preston, formerly of Cordova, died of leukemia Thursday, April 27, 1999. He was 65.

Born April 25, 1934, at Chateaugay, N.Y., he was the son of Desford and Minerva Gadway Bruso.

Mr. Bruso is survived by his wife, Ellen Bruso; five children, Jonathan Bruso of Lancaster, Mass., Steven Bruso of Lunenburg, Mass., Timothy Bruso of Federalsburg, and Cynthia Bruso Coraccia and Christine Zemianek, both of Worcester, Mass.; five sisters, Arlene Harris of Holly, MIch., Yvonne Tallman of Merrill, N.Y., Dorothy Brooks of Saranac, N.Y., Lolita Krauss of Clinton, Mass. and his twin sister, Gail Carriere of Merrill, N.Y.; and two brothers, Carl Bruso and Dennis Bruso, both of Lancaster, Mass. Deceased are two sisters, Maida Peets and Zaida Rivers, and two brothers, Ivan Bruso and Harold Bruso.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m, Sunday, May 23, at Fairview Church of the Brethren, Cordova.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope Lodge, 636 West Lexington Street, Baltmore, Md. 21201.

James W. Corrigan
CHESTERTOWN - James W. "Bill" Corrigan of Still Pond, died of cancer Friday, April 30, 1999, at his home. He was 67.

Born July 8, 1931, at Southampton, L.I., N.Y., he was the son of the late James Michael and Alice Inglis Corrigan.

He had resided in the Betterton and Still Pond areas since he was a child, graduating from Kent County schools. On Aug. 14, 1954, he married Doris Miller.

Mr. Corrigan was employed by his father at Fair Promise Farm at Betterton, until drafted in the U.S. Army. He served from 1955 until 1957 and was a radar instructor at Fort Bliss, Texas. After his service, he was employed as a Kent County deputy sheriff and also ran his father's feed and grain service. On April 1, 1969, he was employed by the Department of Corrections in Delaware, working at the old prison in Wilmington and then at the state facility in Smyrna, Del. He retired May 24, 1991, after 22 years of service.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, Mr. Corrigan is survived by a son, William Michael Corrigan of Moosup, Conn.; one daughter, Colleen Corrigan Cunningham of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Neal Michael Corrigan of Still Pond; and seven grandchildren.

A Christian burial service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 3, at Still Pond Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Kent Hospice Foundation, 118 South Lynchburg Street, Chestertown, Md., 21620, to St. Dennis Catholic Church, P.O. Box 249, Galena, Md. 21635, or to the charity of your choice.

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

Lois R. I. Horney
GRASONVILLE - Lois Ruth Ihle Horney of Grasonville died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at her home. She was 69.

Born May 4, 1929, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Henrietta M. Schafer Ihle.

She attended school in Baltimore. On Dec. 27, 1946, she married Conrad F. Horney Sr. She was a homemaker and helped her husband in his plumbing and heating business.

A member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grasonville, Mrs. Horney was active in Adventist community services.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Honrey is survived by four sons, Conrad F. Horney Jr. of Millington, Robert C. Horney of Queenstown, Conrad "Rick" Horney III of Grasonville and Dewey Meekins of Cambridge; two daughters, Sylvia Keebler of Centreville and Lynn Lawrence of Arlington; one brother, Robert Ihle of Grasonville; three sisters, Ethel Collier of Chestertown, Ann Crouch of Easton and Helen Baker of Moncure, N.C.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Hazel Gajdosik, died in July 1996.

Services were held 11 a.m., Monday, May 3, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grasonville.

Burial was in Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville.

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

Louise E. Vickery
DENTON - Louise E. Vickery of Harrington, Del., formerly of Denton, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Millsboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 82.

Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Lister and Lillian Griffith Bullock.

During the 1960s, Mrs. Vickery was a clerk at the Acme store in Denton. She moved from Denton to Harrington 14 years ago.

Mrs. Vickery is survived by a son, Harry Holloway of Delmar, Del.; two brothers, James Lister of Denton and Robert Lister of Baltimore; four sisters, Jeanette Seeney of Harrington, Audrey Parker of Jacksonville Fla. and Pauline Taylor and Elva Marth, both of Greensboro, Md. Deceased are three brothers, Marion Lister, Charles Lister and Harry Bullock.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 3, at Moore Funeral Home, Denton. Burial was at Denton Cemetery.

Martha A. Thomas
EASTON - Martha Ann Thomas of Easton died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 81.

Born Dec. 22, 1917, at Bellevue, she was the daughter of the late William Edward and Annie V. Harris Thomas.

She attended Talbot County schools and later moved to Bronx, N.Y. There Ms. Thomas was employed in domestic work for private families, and attended a Presbyterian church in New York. She returned to Easton three years ago, and became a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Bellevue.

Ms. Thomas is survived by two sisters, Alphonso Kellum of Cordova and Lucy Keene of Easton, and one brother, Elbert Thomas of Bronx, N.Y.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Bellevue. Burial was at Royal Oak Cemetery.

May 3
William Quinn Jr.
GRASONVILLE - William "Bill" Lawrence Quinn Jr. of Grasonville died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at his home. He was 81.

Born June 18, 1917, on Love Point, Kent Island, he was the son of the late William Lawrence and Janie Catherine Garner Quinn, Sr. He was educated in Stevensville. Mr. Quinn was a truck driver all of his life. He was employed at the Thomas Oil Company in Centreville, and the W. Sparks Oil Company in Chester. He supported the Grasonville Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company for many years.

Mr. Quinn is survived by his brother, Millard "Pete" E. Quinn, and his sister, Emily Elizabeth Jones, both of Grasonville;and his lifelong friend, Effie Jones of Centreville. A brother and a sister died in 1998: John R. Quinn Sr. in November, and Jane Marie Burns in March.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chester. Burial was at Stevensville Cemetery in Stevensville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grasonville Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company, P.O. Box 554, Grasonville, MD 21638.

Russell J. Waldis
FEDERALSBURG - Russell Waldis of Federalsburg died at Shore Health & Rehabilitation Center in Denton, Maryland on Saturday, May 1, 1999. He was 87.

He was born on the Waldis Farm near Federalsburg on April 20, 1912, the son of the late Joseph and Minnie Scott Waldis.

Mr. Waldis was a farmer all his life, owning and operating his own dairy farm until the 1960s, as well as growing all types of grain on their farm located on Long Swamp Road near Federalsburg. He was a member of the Marshyhope Rod & Gun Club, Ducks Unlimited, the Honga Blackwater Club, the Caroline County Farm Bureau and the Eastern Shore Thresherman's Association.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Lord Waldis; a son, R. Jack Waldis of Federalsburg; two granddaughters, Lisa Dew of Easton and Debra Worm of Preston; six sisters, Ruth Dodd of Seaford, Del., Gergrude Lord, Louise Massey, Reba Sammons and Margaret Wheatley, all of Federalsburg, and Elizabeth Orem of Hayward, Calif.; a brother, William Waldis of Cambridge; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4, 1999 at 2 p.m. at Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg with the Rev., Glen Lyburn officiating. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

The family has requested that donations be made in his memory to Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Peggy Culhane, 5170 Long Swamp Rd., Federalsburg, Md., 21632.

May 4
Samuel M. Collyer
MAGNOLIA HALL - Samuel Milton "Bucky" Collyer of Magnolia Hall, formerly of Rock Hall, died Sunday, April 2, 1999, at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital. He was 63.

Born at Rock Hall, he was the son of the late Melvin and Gladys Collyer.

A lifelong resident of Kent County, Mr. Collyer worked as a waterman. He was a lifetime member of Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company.

Mr. Collyer is survived by two brothers, Robert Collyer of Fort Myers, Fla., and William Collyer of Rock Hall; and a sister, Beverly Ashley of Rock Hall.

Services were held 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall. Burial was at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Rock Hall.

Memorial donations may be made to Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 577, Rock Hall, Md. 21661.

Lerew L. Engle
PRESTON - Lerew L. Engle of Preston died Monday, May 3, 1999, at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 85.

Born Feb. 20, 1914 at Preston, she was the daughter of the late Edward V. and Mary Wright Lane.

After graduating from Preston School, she attended Goldey Beacom Business School, then began working for Sisk & Son in Preston. She also worked part-time for Preston Trucking until marrying Howard William Engle in 1939. In 1960 Mrs. Engle returned to work for Preston Trucking, retiring in the early 1980s. Mr. Engle died Sept. 21, 1993.

She was a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, taught Sunday School there, and was associated with its Ladies Aid. She also was a member of Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association, the Eastern Shore Rock and Mineral Association, a member and served as president of the AARP in Denton, and was a member of the 20th Century Homemakers' Club.

Mrs. Engle is survived by two sons, H. William Engle Jr. and Joseph E. Engle, both of Preston; one sister, Mary Campbell of Preston; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Eight brothers and sisters are deceased.

Services were held 11 a.m., Thursday, May 6, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton. Burial was at Jr. Order Cemetery, Preston.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethesda United Methodist Church, Preston, Md. 21655.

James E. Forrest
BALTIMORE - James E. Forrest of Baltimore, formerly of Denton, died Sunday, May 2, at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center, Baltimore. He was 76.

Born at Evansville, Ind., he was the son of the late William Henry and Elizabeth Skidmore Forrest.

Mr. Forrest was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

He had been employed as an industrial engineer for Carnation Milk Company in Los Angeles, and also as a machinist for several Baltimore industries before his retirement.

Mr. Forrest is survived by a sister, Gertrude Bauernfiend, and a nephew, William Forrest, both of Baltimore. His companion, Genevieve Butts, and a brother, William Forrest, are deceased.

Services were held 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, at Moore Funeral Home, Denton. Burial was at Denton Cemetery.

Robert J. Lee Sr.
SCRANTON, Pa. - Robert J. Lee Sr. of Scranton died Friday, April 30, 1999, at Hershey Medical Center. He was 58.

Born at Denton, Md., he was the son of the late Luther and Anna Neal Lee.

Mr. Lee served with the U.S. Naval Helicopter Utility Squadron One, at Imperial Beach, Calif. He then was employed as a warper at Scranton area silk mills.

Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, the former Grace Elizabeth Laird; three sons, Robert J. "Bubba" Lee Jr., of Peckville, Pa., and Jeffrey Lee and David Lee, both of Scranton; two daughters, Debbie Ali of Glencove, N.Y and Jennifer Lee Grems of Binghamton, N.Y.; two sisters, Dorothy Lane of Preston and Ellen Sherwood of Easton; two brothers, Jack Lee of Federalsburg and Luther Lee of Denton; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held 10:30 am., Tuesday, May 4, at Miller Bean Funeral Home, Scranton. Burial was private.

Gladys E. Phillips
CAMBRIDGE - Gladys E. Phillips of Cambridge died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Chesapeake Woods Center, Cambridge. She was 97.

Born Aug. 10, 1901 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late John Howard and Sallie Delaha Phillips.

She was raised in Cambridge and was a 1919 graduate of Cambridge High School where she was co-valedictorian of the class. She earned a teaching certificate that summer and began teaching at Vienna, Md., Frederica, Del. and at a one-room school in Church Creek, Md. In 1923, she graduated from Towson Normal School and began teaching at Homestead, Md., remaining there for 21 years, and serving as a teaching principal for 16 years. She then taught at Franklin Elementary School in Reisterstown and at Potomac Elementary School in Montgomery County. In 1952 she returned to Cambridge to teach at Peachblossom Elementary School, retiring in 1965.

Miss Phillips was the oldest member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, having joined in January 1911 when the church was housed in the original wooden structure. She also served on the church's administrative board. She was a member of AARP, the Dorchester County Historical Society, and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and at Mallard Bay Center.

Miss Phillips is survived by one niece, Mary Ellen Clark of Chestertown, and two great-nephews, Stephen C. Cerny and David J. Cerny, both of Hingham, Mass. Deceased are two sisters, Delma Robinson and Mabel B. Phillips, a brother, Watson B. Phillips, and a niece, Janet R. Cerny.

Services were held 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, at Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge. Burial was at Dorchester Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church, c/o St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 205 Maryland Ave., Cambridge, Md. 21613, or to the charity of your choice.

Helen W. Phillips
EASTON - Helen W. Phillips of Easton died Thursday, April 28, 1999, at William Hill Manor, Easton.

Born at Hazelton, Pa., Mrs. Phillips was a 1920 graduate of Drexel University. She lived at Adrian, Mich. for 50 years, before moving to Easton in 1985. Her husband, Donald Phillips Sr. died in 1963.

She was a member of Easton Presbyterian Church, and a former member of Adrian Presbyterian Church, Adrian, Mich.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by a son, Donald Phillips of Seaford; one daughter, Ruth Antonson of Vestal, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, Del.

William B. Schutz
ST. MICHAELS - William B. Schutz of St. Michaels, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at his home. He was 82.

Born July 23, 1916, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Benjamin Schutz and Catherine Wager.

He was educated in New York City, and was a graduate of Trinity School. He served in the European Theater during World War II.

Mr. Schutz was employed by Orangeburg Manufacturing Company, retiring in 1972 as senior vice president and national sales manager.

His wife of 58 years, Clair Cuff Schutz, died April 22, 1998.

A longtime resident of St. Michaels, Mr. Schutz was a member of the Miles River Yacht Club, Harbourtowne Country Club and a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Mr. Schutz is survived by four sons, William B. Schutz Jr. of St. Michaels; James Schutz of Naperville, Ill., David Schutz of Easton and Paul Schutz of Nottingham, Pa.; a daughter, Elizabeth Schutz Whiteley of Preston; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 11 a.m., Thursday, May 6, at St. Michael's Catholic Chapel. Burial was at Old St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Vincent J. Vigneri
CAMBRIDGE - Vincent Joseph Vigneri of Cambridge died Sunday, May 2, 1999, at Mallard Bay Care Center, Cambridge. He was 84.

Born Jan. 2, 1914 at Linguaglossa, Italy, Mr. Vigneri was a U.S. World War II veteran. He was a member of VFW Post 7460 and American Legion Post No. 91.

Mr. Vigneri is survived by his wife, Anne J. Vigneri; two sons, Peter Vigneri of Cambridge and Vincent F. Vigneri of Towson; one sister, Maria Haas; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Inurnment will be private at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery of the Eastern Shore, Beulah. Friends may call Saturday, May 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., at 3 Talbot Ave., Cambridge.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Maryland Inc., 1840 York Road, Suite M., Timonium, Md. 21093.

Arrangements are by Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Russell J. Waldis
FEDERALSBURG - Russell J. Waldis of Federalsburg died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at Shore Health & Rehabilitation Center in Denton. He was 87.

Born April 20, 1912 on the Waldis Farm near Federalsburg, he was the son of the late Joseph and Minnie Scott Waldis.

Mr. Waldis was a farmer all his life, owning and operating his own dairy farm until the 1960s, as well as growing all types of grain on their farm located on Long Swamp Road near Federalsburg. He was a member of the Marshyhope Rod & Gun Club, Ducks Unlimited, the Honga Blackwater Club, the Caroline County Farm Bureau and the Eastern Shore Thresherman's Association.

Mr. Waldis is survived by his wife, Geneva Lord Waldis; a son, R. Jack Waldis of Federalsburg; two granddaughters, Lisa Dew of Easton and Debra Worm of Preston; six sisters, Ruth Dodd of Seaford, Del., Gertrude Lord, Louise Massey, Reba Sammons and Margaret Wheatley, all of Federalsburg, and Elizabeth Orem of Hayward, Calif.; a brother, William Waldis of Cambridge; and several nieces and nephews.

Two sisters, Virginia Nichols and Kathleen DeGraw, are deceased.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg. The Rev. Glen Lyburn officiated. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Robert Worm, Brandon Dew, William Andrew, William Blanchfield, Edwin Meredith, Ricky Nichols, William Tarbutton and Jack Salmons. Honorary pallbearers were Norman "Bill" Willey and Virgil Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Peggy Culhane, 5170 Long Swamp Road, Federalsburg, Md. 21632; or to the American Cancer Society, Caroline County Unit, P.O. Box 505, Denton, Md. 21629.

Jennifer Justice-Yeatman
FEDERALSBURG - Jennifer Melonie Justice-Yeatman of Federalsburg died Friday, April 30, 1999 at her home. She was 29.

Born June 18, 1969 in Bellevue, Neb., she was the daughter of Gary P. and Elise E. Souder Hughes of Easton.

She had worked as a private home health care provider.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Justice-Yeatman is survived by her husband, Donald E. Yeatman; three children, Michelle Yeatman and Casey Yeatman, both of Federalsburg, and Jessica Justice of Salisbury; two brothers, Michael Souder of Bowie and Jeffrey Souder of Stevensville; and a sister, Jewel Wilson of Bowie.

Services were held 7 p.m., Thursday, May 6, at First Church of God in Federalsburg.

Arrangements are by Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg.

May 5
Lula F. C. Baker
CAMBRIDGE - Lula Franklin Creighton Baker of Cambridge died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at her home. She was 95.

Born June 18, 1903, in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Milford Franklin and Eliza Ella Adams Creighton.

In 1936 she married James W.O. Baker. He died Oct. 5, 1975.

For most of her working life she worked at Cornwell Department Store and Bowdle Department Store. She and her husband lived in Guilford and Baltimore for many years as Mr. Baker was a construction engineer in Western Maryland.

She was a communicant of St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, member of the Cambridge Quota Club, Cambridge Women's Club, Cambridge Yacht Club, member of the Engineers Society of Baltimore, Three Arts of Homeland, Johns Hopkins University Club, and past president for two terms for the Lioness Club of Baltimore.

Mrs. Baker is survived by one brother, Shirley "Spunk" Creighton of Cambridge. A brother, Milford F. Creighton; and four sisters, Mary Neighbors, Viola McClain, Bessie Tarr and Roxie Green are deceased.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held 1 p.m., Thursday, May 6, at St. Mary's Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, Cambridge.

Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.

Arrangements are by Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Oscar Clough
MILLINGTON - Oscar Clough of Millington died of heart failure Tuesday, May 4, 1999, in the Corsica Hills Nursing Home in Centreville. He was 91.

Born near Hartly, Del., he was the son of the late Charles and Bertha Cahall Clough.

A farmer until 1976, he also spent several years working at Chrysler Corp. in Newark, Del. He was married to Hester Clough who died in 1990.

Mr. Clough is survived by three daughters, Frances Hadaway of Millington, Nancy Boyles of Townsend, Del., and Joan McClements of Clayton, Del.; five sons, James A. Clough, Joseph E. Clough, Charles W. Clough and Tony L. Clough, all of Millington, and Edward A. Clough of Barclay; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great- grandchildren. A son, Julian F. "Sonny" Clough, seven brothers and one sister are deceased.

Services will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, May 9, at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Millington where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 8.

Burial will be in Templeville Cemetery, Templeville.

Frances H. Fisher
EASTON - Frances Heckert "Suzy" Fisher of Easton died at her home on Friday, April 30, 1999. She was 93.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 13, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Sidney Frederick and Margaret Malone Heckert. She graduated from Carnegie-Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pa., and attended the Sorbonne.

A resident of Talbot County since 1946, she was a past president and director of the Talbot County Garden Club, a charter member and past board of directors member of the Talbot County Historical Society, a member of the Academy of the Arts, The National Trust for Historical Preservation, the Maryland Historical Society, The Harbor Club and the Tred Avon Yacht Club. She was also active in the work of the Talbot County Free Library and a member of the American Kennel Club and the Talbot Kennel Club where she received recognition for advancing the awareness of French poodles in the United States as retrievers through numerous years of field trials.

She married Gordon Fisher Jr. in 1945. He died in January 1978.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by a twin sister, Margaret H. Dickson of Easton; a daughter, Mimi Terry of Carrboro, N.C.; a niece Margo Portman of Mooresboro, N.C., and her son, Jamie Pearce of Rutherfordton, N.C.; a nephew, Sidney Dickson and his wife Bridget and daughter Eliza, all of St. Michaels; a step-son, Gordon Fisher III and his wife Julie of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and four grandchildren, David Terry of Eugene, Ore., Leslie Fisher, Kate Fisher and Gordon Fisher IV and his wife Lisa and their daughter Abby, all of Pittsburgh, Pa.

A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 8, at the Talbot County Historical Society Gardens.

Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Talbot County Historical Society, 25 S. Washington St., Easton, Md., 21601. Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton, Md., 21601.

William C. Grieb Jr.
CHESTERTOWN - William C. Grieb Jr. of Chestertown died on Sunday, May 2, 1999 at Kent & Queen Anne's County Hospital, Chestertown. He was 84.

Born on July 4, 1914 in St. Davids, Pa., he was the son of the late W. Clarke and Marian T. Grieb.

The family lived on Deep Point Farm in Chestertown which they have owned since 1928.

He graduated from Haverford School, Haverford, Pa. and attended Washington College, Chestertown. He also graduated with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and served as first lieutenant in the 455th Bomb Squadron during the European Campaign until 1945.

He worked for Curtiss Wright Corp. Aeronautics and Electronics Division in New Jersey, Atlantic Design Co. in New York City, and started Grieb Manufacturing Co., currently operating in Chestertown.

An outdoor enthusiast, his interests included archeology, scuba diving, small class sailing and log canoe racing. He sailed in the first CRY & CC Regatta on the Chester River.

He married Catherine M. Margotin of Paris, France, in 1947 at Old St. Paul's Kent Episcopal Church and resided in Chestertown.

Mr. Grieb is survived by one brother, H. Norman Grieb of Chestertown; two sons, Patrick J. Grieb and Mitchell C. Grieb, both of Chestertown; one daughter, Severine E. Hernandez of Miami, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Erica C. Hernandez and Alison A. Hernandez, both of Miami, Fla., and Marcia L. Grieb and Andy E. Grieb, both of Chestertown. A son, W. Eric Grieb, formerly of Chestertown, died in 1969.

Pallbearers were Tom Stevenson, Dean Burt, Fran Schauber, Mitchell Grieb, Patrick Grieb and Leonardo Hernandez. Honorary pallbearers are H. Norman Grieb, Howard Wood and Richard Blohm.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 7 at Old St. Paul's Kent Episcopal Church, Chestertown. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery, Chestertown.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Critical Care Unit of Kent and Queen Anne's County Hospital, 100 Brown St., Chestertown, Md. 21620.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.

Dorothy D. Pine
STILL POND - Dorothy Dakin Pine of Still Pond died on Saturday, May 1, 1999 at Magnolia Hall, Chestertown. She was 99.

Born on Feb. 14, 1900 in New York, she was the daughter of the late Clinton and Grace Paine Dakin.

Mrs. Pine moved from Greenwich, Conn. to Still Pond in 1944 with her husband, James Todd Pine, whom she married in 1922. He died in 1967.

She started teaching elementary school at a young age.

Mrs. Pine was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, a former member of Chester River Yacht & Country Club, Chestertown Garden Club and the former advisor of District No. 1 Federated Garden Club of Maryland. She was also the former regional director of Francis Scott Key Chapter of the D.A.R. (1957 - 1960) of Baltimore and the Mayflower Society of Washington, D.C. Mrs. Pine was also a trustee of Israel Putnam House in Greenwich, Conn. and chairman of Genealogical Records for Connecticut Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Pine is survived by a granddaughter, Dorothy Brewster Elder of Still Pond. One grandson, James Pine Elder, died in 1987.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kent County, P.O. Box 711, Chestertown, Md. 21620.

J. Horton Silcox Jr.
KENNEDYVILLE - J. Horton Silcox Jr. of Kennedyville died at his home on Monday, May 3, 1999. He was 82.

Born in Still Pond Sept. 24, 1916, he was the son of the late John Horton and Elsie Green Silcox.

He attended Betterton Elementary School and Chestertown High School. He lived all his life in Kent County, with the exception of a brief time as a young boy when he resided near Coatesville, Pa. At the age of 13, he began milking cows. He retired from farming in the late 1980s. For a number of years he hosted school and family groups who visited his dairy farm in Kennedyville.

Following his retirement, he was able to pursue his avocation of driving horses and ponies. Most notable were his pair of matched cream-colored Belgian horses, Dusty Ruffles and Valentine, that he trained to drive very late in his life. His horses and cart were a frequent feature of the Kent County Fair, as well as other parades and events. A long-time participant in the annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival parade, he was named grand marshal of the 1998 parade.

He served on boards for the Farm Bureau, Southern States, the Interstate Milk Producers Cooperative, and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and was an active member of Kent Museum Inc. Until very recently, he actively participated in the museum's annual re-creation of an old-time threshing and with the annual Thresherman's Dinner.

In addition to his wife, Nancy Silcox, he is survived by three daughters, Martha Warrin Silcox Hankins of Hampstead, Barbara Holt Silcox of Kennedyville, and Grace Gwyn Silcox Myer of Salisbury; two sons, John Horton Silcox III of Kennedyville, and Hugh Branham Silcox of Reston, Va.; two sisters, Frances Mae Silcox Clendaniel of Broad Neck near Chestertown, and Jean Elizabeth Silcox Baldwin of Morgnec in Chestertown; and eight grandchildren. Two brothers, Thomas Louis Silcox and Charles Harry Silcox; and a sister, Ella Silcox, are deceased.

Graveside services were held 2 p.m., Thursday, May 6, in Still Pond Cemetery, Still Pond.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Kent Hospice Foundation, 118 S. Lynchburg St., Suite C, Chestertown, Md., 21620; or to the Kent Museum Inc., P.O. Box 337, Chestertown, Md., 21620.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.

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Calie M. Janson
MARYDEL - Calie Mae Janson of Marydel died after a car accident Monday, May 3, 1999, at the Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Del. She was one day old.

Born May 2, 1999, she was the daughter of Hank Thomas and Susan Lynn Ware Janson of Marydel.

In addition to her parents, Calie is survived by maternal grandparents, Elmer and Victoria Ware of Goldsboro; maternal great-grandmothers, Viola Ware of Templeville and Margaret Walker of Marydel; paternal grandparents, John and Geraldine Green of Greenwood, Del.; paternal grandfather, Richard Janson of Chestertown; paternal great-grandmother, Doris Ratliff of Greensboro; godparents, Raymond and Millie Walls of Bridgeville, Del.; a sister, Mary Ellen Janson of Marydel; two aunts, Amy Clow of Sudlersville and Jessica Ware of Goldsboro; and three uncles, John Ware of Goldsboro, Jimmy Thomas and Larry Thomas, both of Dover. Her maternal grandmother Mary Ellen Thomas is deceased.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

Arrangements are by Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro.

Helen M. Johnson
SHERWOOD - Helen M. Johnson of Sherwood died Monday, May 3, 1999, at the Talbot House-The Pines Genesis Eldercare in Easton. She was 89.

Born April 30, 1910 in Bozman, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Grace Sr. and Lavenia Bailey Grace.

Her husband Willie Johnson is deceased.

She was a member of St. James United Methodist Church at Sherwood where she was in the choir. She worked in area seafood houses.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by a sister, Mary Jane Smith of Sherwood; and two nieces, Tonya Lacey of Upper Marlboro and Julia Dawson of Sherwood.

Services were held 1 p.m., Friday, May 7, at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg.

Burial was in Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood.

Melvin B. Merridith Sr.
STEVENSVILLE - Melvin Bernard Merridith Sr. of Stevensville died Monday, May 3, 1999, at his home. He was 70.

Born Feb. 21, 1929 in Queen Anne's County, he was the son of the late Herman and Viola Merridith.

He attended Queen Anne's County public schools and soon after began working in the seafood industry. For many years, he worked for G&H Seafood (Jean Stealman).

Mr. Merridith is survived by five sons, Melvin B. Merridith Jr. and Vernon Lynch, both of Wilmington, Del., Sean Merridith of Newark, N.J., and Booker Wyatts of Atlanta, Ga.; an adopted son, John Tracy Merridith; three daughters, Faye Taylor of Grasonville, Wanda Sheppard of Atlanta, Ga., and Lynn Wyatts of Newark, N.J.; a brother, Herman Merridith Jr. of North Carolina; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A son, Stevie Merridith; a sister, Gloria Pinkett; and a brother, Maurice Merridith, are deceased.

Services will be held 1 p.m., Monday, May 9, at the Union Wesley United Methodist Church in Chester. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Arrangements are by Dashiell Funeral Services, Easton.

Mary M. Spies
EASTON - Mary Macklem Spies of Easton died Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at Caroline Nursing Home in Denton. She was 98.

Born Aug. 2, 1900 in Harford County near Havre de Grace, she was the daughter of the late William Jacob and Sara "Sadie" K. Macklem.

She attended school in Havre de Grace and in her early teens her family moved to Easton where she graduated from Easton High School in 1917. After summer school at the University of Virginia, she immediately started teaching school in Trappe. Later she taught in Tunis Mills and St. Michaels.

On June 16, 1920, she married Henry A. Spies. She and her husband held dances for many years at Square Farm, near Easton. Mr. Spies died May 18, 1981.

She was active for many years with the Cordova PTA. She attended the State Short Course for the Talbot County Extension Service for 14 years and served as past state president of the Cooperative Extension Service. She was a member of Talbot County Women's Club, Chapel Homemakers Club, Talbot Council of Homemakers Clubs, Cordova Grange and Talbot County Farm Bureau. She was also a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Easton.

Mrs. Spies is survived by four sons, Henry A. Spies Jr. of Woolford, Donald Spies of Easton, James R. Spies of Henderson and William S. Spies of Fort Mitchell, Ala.; four daughters, Nancy Cummins of Virginia Beach, Va., Mary Ann Todd of Preston, Sara Garrett of Denton and Jane Ewing of Easton; 29 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. One brother, Stanley Macklem; two sisters, Cornelia Collier and Anna Mildred Macklem; and two grandchildren are deceased.

Graveside services were held 11 a.m., Friday, May 7, at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Talbot County Agricultural Center, P.O. Box 812, Easton, Md. 21601, or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg.


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