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Rachel Michelotti
CHURCH CREEK - Rachel H. Michelotti, a longtime Church Creek town commissioner, died at home in Church Creek on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999. She was 79.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1921 in Sagertown, Pa.

While residing in Pennsylvania, she worked in management for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Western Pennsylvania. In 1982, she retired and moved with her husband to Church Creek.

Mrs. Michelotti was a communicant of St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Golden Hill, where she also participated in the Liturgy Of the Mass.

Treasurer for the town of Church Creek for 10 years, she was an elected commissioner for 12 years.

A member of the Church Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, she had for 12 years contributed her baked goods for fire department events and to other organizations in the neighboring communities. She was also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband, Joseph E. Michelotti of Church Creek, she is survived by a son, Bruce Michelotti of Troy, Mich.; two sisters, Alice Hermansan and Edith McElhamy of California; three brothers, Don Higby of Meadville, Pa., and Len Higby and Gene Higby, both of Florida, and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Golden Hill, where the family received friends at 9 a.m. A private burial followed at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple Township, Delaware County, near Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to st. Mary's Star of the Sea Church, P.O. Box 218, Cambridge, MD 21613.

Arrangements by Curran-Bramwell Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Virgil R. Maguire
CAMBRIDGE - Virgil R. Maguire of Cambridge, a World War II veteran, died at his home Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999. He was 79.

Born in Cambridge on July 29,1920, he was the son of Walter and ZuIa Phillips Maguire.

Mr. Maguire was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. He also held membership in Dorchester Post 91, American Legion, Choptank Memorial Post 7460, V.F.W. and Cambridge EIks Lodge 4 1272,

Raised in Cambridge, he was a graduate of Cambridge High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from January 1942 to October 1945, including duty in the Pacific.

As a young man he worked at the Variety Corner. For 25 years, he owned and operated Maguires' Grocery with his wife Betty, to whom he was married Oct. 8, 1942.

Before retiring, he was employed by Union Trust Co., working in both Cambridge and Easton. Mrs. Maguire died June 19, 1998,

He is survived by two daughters, Connie M. Cantwell of White Hall, and Vicki M. Chow of St. Leonard; two granddaughters, Carrie A. Cantwell and Christina M. Chow.

A graveside service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund, c/o Lorraine Dickerson, 10 Harris Drive, Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Frances H. Norris
QUEEN ANNE - Frances Henrietta Norris, of Queen Anne, died of heart failure Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at Corsica Hills Nursing Center in Centreville. She was 88.

Born in Queen Anne on July 3, 1911, Mrs. Norris was the daughter of the late Louis Jerome Sneed and Effie Nichols Sneed.

Mrs. Norris attended the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing and received a business degree from Strayer College in Baltimore, where she received numerous academic awards. She worked for Planned Parenthood and Glenn L. Martin in Baltimore before returning to Queen Anne in 1945.

She was a member of the Hillsboro-Queen Anne United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

Mrs. Norris is survived by her husband of 57 years, C. Frederick Norris of Queen Anne; one son, Charles F. "Ted" Norris Jr., of Litchfield, N.H.; two daughters, Susan Norris Funk of Baltimore, and Kathleen Norris Sherman of Ocean Pines; six grandchildren, and Mary Sneed Eaton whom she raised from early childhood.

A private memorial service will be held later.

Arrangements are by Moore Funeral Home, Denton.

Darlene V. Thomas
WYE MILLS - Darlene Virginia Thomas of Wye Mills died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999. She was 68.

Born on Oct. 24, 1930 in Longwoods, she was the daughter of Mary Nichols and the late Albert Lewis.

Mrs. Thomas grew up in Chester and attended school in Queen Anne's County. Upon leaving school, she worked at Matapeake-On-The-Ferry. She also worked in Ocean City, Wilmington and Baltimore. She retired after working many years for Goldstein's Shoe Store in Baltimore.

During their retirement years, Mrs. Thomas and her husband, the late Melvin Thomas, operated the Wye Mills Produce and Seafood Market.

She is survived by her mother, Mary L. Hill; two sisters, Mary A. Hill and Shirley Walker; and three brothers, Marvin Nichols, Melvin Hill and Carl Hill.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Union Wesley United Methodist Church in Chester, where friends called from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be sent to Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Dr., Easton, Md. 21601.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

Carol M. Vary
RIDGELY - Carol Mae Vary of Ridgely, formerly of Cheltenham, died after a short illness on Friday, Sept. 24, 1999 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 80.

She was the daughter of the late Glenn and Zula Grayson Smith and the wife for 47 years of the late Willard E. Vary.

Mrs. Vary was a member of the V.F.W Auxiliary Post 9619 in Morningside, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 196 in Suitland. She was active with the Cheltenham United Methodist Church and St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Greensboro.

Mrs. Vary is survived by three daughters, Carol JoAnn Hinton of Denton, Marjorie Anne Philbin of Greenville, N.C., and Deborah Anne Young of Forest Heights, Md.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Bettina Suzanne Barham, and two grandsons are deceased.

Funeral Services were held Monday, Sept. 27 at Cheltenham United Methodist Church. Burial was at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.

Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home, Clinton.

Henry E. Faulcon Jr.
TRAPPE - Henry Eddie Faulcon Jr. of Trappe died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, in Los Angeles, Calif. He was 25.

Born on Nov. 26, 1973, in Portsmouth, Va., he was the son of Henry Faulcon Sr. and Joy Faulcon.

A student at the Computer Learning Center in Laurel, Md., he had been employed employed by Giuffrida's restaurant in Easton.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Faith Christian International Outreach Center, 6472 Duhollow Road, Warrenton, Va. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Burial was at Brightview Cemetery in Warrenton.

Arrangements by Lee Funeral Home, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas, Va. 20109.

October 17
John H. Moore Sr.
CAMBRIDGE - John H. "Jimmy" Moore Sr. of Cambridge died at his home on Friday, Oct. 15, 1999. He was 62.

Born on Oct. 20, 1936, in Toddville, Md., he was the son of the late Oval H. and Nina Tall Moore.

He attended schools in Toddville and in Wingate. He served in the U.S. Army and had been stationed in Italy for two years. He worked as a commercial waterman, and later worked for J.M. Clayton Co. in Cambridge, for Caldwell Casting and for 27 years worked for Choptank Distributing as a driver and later as a salesman.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife, Darlene Wallace, whom he married Sept. 10, 1960; a daughter, Jackie D. Moore of Cambridge; two sons, John H. Moore, Jr. and Eric D. Moore, both of Cambridge; three brothers, Ray O. Moore of Delmar, Md., James W. "Jigger" Moore of Cambridge, and Wayne F. Moore of Salisbury; four grandchildren. One sister, Shirley M. Wingate and three brothers, William Moore, Edward Moore and Charles L. Moore, are deceased.

Services were held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 at Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge, where friends called one hour before the service. Burial was on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Beulah.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd., Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Ralph I. Ober Sr.
GREENSBORO - Ralph Irving Ober Sr. of Greensboro died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Easton. He was 76.

Born July 16, 1923, at Henderson, he was the son of the late Ralph Emerson and Laura Lowe Green Ober.

Mr. Ober was a 1941 graduate of Greensboro High School. He served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army during World War II. From 1940 until 1960, he was employed with Noble Motor Rebuilders in Easton. He then established his own business, Ober Automotive of Greensboro.

He was a member of Greensboro Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and in other offices. He also was a member of Greensboro Volunteer Fire Comany, Greensboro Lions Club, was a member of the Caroline County School Board, the Caroline County Bank Board, Chesapeake College Board, served on the town council, and had served as mayor of Greensboro.

Mr. Ober is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth Anna Ober, to whom he was married Oct. 15, 1943; three sons, Irving Ober J. of Felton, Del., Robert Ober and Randy Ober, both of Greensboro; three sisters, Margaret Smith of Wilmington, Del. Iva Zacharis of Laurel, Md. and Laura Hamilton of Salisbury; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro. Burial was at Greensboro Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home on Monday from 7 until 9 p.m.

M. Russell Milligan
HURLOCK - M. Russell Milligan of Hurlock died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at his home. He was 59.

Born Dec. 5, 1939, at Hurlock, he was the son of the late Mabel Alice Seeders and Norman E. Milligan Sr.

A graduate of North Dorchester High School, Mr. Milligan served in Germany in the U.S. Army, where he was a heavy equipment operator. He then was employed as a computer operator technician with Bell Atlantic for 29 years, retiring Feb. 17, 1999.

Mr. Milligan is survived by his wife, Doris M. Sheffield Milligan; his stepmother, Bessie Milligan of Seaford; one daughter, Sherry Ann Travis of Glenville, Pa.; two sons, Robert Alan Milligan of Glen Burnie and Nicholas Hutchinson of Baltimore; two stepsons, William F. Allen Jr. and Stewart Francis Allen, both of Hurlock; a sister, Margaret White of Delmar, Del.; three brothers, Norman Milligan Jr. of Pasadena, William Milligan of Savannah Ga. and Charles Milligan of Annapolis; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at 1 pm., Tuesday Oct. 19, at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg. Burial was at Unity Washington Cemetery, Hurlock.

Friends called at the funeral home on Monday from 7 until 9 p.m, and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Walter E. Barnett
EASTON - Walter Edgar Barnett of Bellevue died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Easton. He was 89.

Born May 7, 1910, at Royal Oak, he was the son of Bertha Barnett Larkin and Edward Barnett.

He attended public schools in Talbot County, and had been employed as a butler and chauffeur for the Harrington estate in Talbot County.

Mr. Barnett attended St. Luke Church in Bellevue and Adult Day Care.

His wife of 42 years, Theola E. Barnett died in 1992.

Mr. Barnett is survived by a sister, Edna Robinson of Baltimore, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. Luke Church, Bellevue. Burial was at Richards Cemetery, Easton.

Arrangements were by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

Amanda L. McGinnes
CHESTERTOWN - Amanda Lee McGinnes of Chestertown died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at her home. She was 17.

Born Feb. 7, 1928 at Roberts Station, near Church Hill, she was the daughter of the late Medford and Louise Altvater Coursey.

After graduating from Church Hill High School, she attended Goldey Beacom Business College. In 1946, she married Ralph W. McGinnes. Mrs. McGinnes was employed by Queen Anne's County as a secretary for the Trial Magistrate and Planning and Zoning. In 1965, she and her husband moved to Deep Landing and in 1983, she retired from county employment.

She had been an active member of Chestertown Baptist Church for nearly 20 years.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. McGinnes is survived by a son, Mac McGinnes of Church Hill, and two grandchildren, Anne Louise McGinnes of Rock Hall and Rebecca "Cissy" McGinnes of Church Hill.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 18, at Chestertown Baptist Church. Burial was at Crumpton Cemetery. Friends called at the church one hour before the service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Queen Anne's County, 300 Del Rhodes Avenue, Queenstown, Md. 21658.

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

October 18
James R. Lohr
ROCK HALL - James R. "Bob" Lohr of Rock Hall died of heart failure at his home. He was 67.

Born March 27, 1932, at Snow Shoe, Pa., he was the son of the late John J. and Velda Casher Lohr.

He was raised in Pennsylvania. In 1950 he entered the U.S. Army, and was discharged in 1956 with the rank of sergeant..

In 1956, he married the former Elizabeth Edwards. They moved to Chestertown and later to Rock Hall. He had been employed by the Cooper Field Farms in Kennedyville, and later worked as caretaker for St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestertown. He also was a sexton for St. Pauls Cemetery for several years.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, Mr. Lohr is survived by three daughters, Catherine Daggett of Betterton, and Shirley Nicholson and Donna Austin, both of Chestertown; a son, J. Robert Lohr of Winchester, Va.; two brothers, Fred Lohr of Centrehall, Pa. and Clarence Lohr of Millsburg, Pa.; three sisters, Mary Thompson of Howard , Pa., Eddie Whitehall of Aaronsburg, Pa. and Marge Carlstrom of Pinole, Calif.; and nine grandchildren. A daughter, Melodie Blackiston died in 1986.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newman Funeral Home, Rock Hall. Burial was at St. Paul's Cemetery, Chestertown. Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robert and Katie Blackiston Educational Fund, People's Bank, P.O. Box 96, Rock Hall, Md. 21661, or to Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 577, Rock Hall, Md. 21661.

Woodrow W. Dickerson
DENTON - Woodrow W. Dickerson of Hurlock, a retired poultry farmer, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 87.

Born at Harrington, Del., he was the son of the late Bethuel Watson Dickerson and Bertha Mae Truitt Dickerson Bingham. His wife, Rachel Irene Kennedy Dickerson died Feb. 1, 1988.

He was a poultry farmer in Hynson for 56 years, retiring in 1996.

Mr. Dickerson is survived by two daughters, Margaret A. Griffith of Denton and Doris Baker of Falls Church, Va.; a sister, Evelyn Swain of Bridgeville, Del.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Deceased are three sons, William Edward Dickerson, Robert Thomas Dickerson and William Paul Dickerson, one daughter, Alice Jane Ellingsworth; a sister, Helen Wyatt, and two grandchildren.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Moore Funeral Home, Denton, where friends called one hour before the service. Burial was at Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 2233, Salisbury, Md. 21802-2233.

Betty B. Smith
EASTON - Betty Brogley Smith of Easton died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at The Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 68.

Born June 30, 1931, at Greensboro, she was the daughter of the late James August and Mildred Harris Brogley.

She attended schools in Caroline and Talbot counties. In December 1948, she married Glenn A. Smith. They made their home in Easton, where she worked as a clerk for Cherry's Department Store. She remained at that store until retiring in 1972 as manager, a position she had held for several years. She later was a salesperson for R.M.I. Associates in candy sales on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Delaware, retiring from the company in the early 1980s.

A resident of Easton for most of her life, she was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, the Hyde Park Club and the Women of the Moose, Easton Chapter No. 1250, where she was a past Senior Regent.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Smith is survived by two daughters, Glenda S. Windsor of Easton and Patricia S. Mills of Stevensville; three sisters, Shirley B. Storey and Anna May Lawson, both of Easton and Jean B. Unsworth of Preston; two brothers, James F. Brogley of Easton and Allen L. Brogley of Newark, Del.; and four grandsons, Christopher M. Windsor, Chad E. Windsor, Ryan M. Mills and Jayson G. Mills. A brother, John E. "Jack" Brogley died in 1991, and a grandson, Brian K. Windsor died in 1972.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Easton. Burial was at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Friends called on Tuesday, from 7 until 9 p.m. at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton, and at the church one hour before the service on Wednesday. A Ladies of the Moose memorial service was held at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Takayasu Arteritis Foundation International, 1500 Meeting House Road, Sea Girt, N.J. 08750, or to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 Peachblossom Road, Easton, Md. 21601.

J. Elwood Murphy
YORK, Pa. - James Elwood Murphy of York, Pa., formerly of Easton, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Manor Care North Convalescent Home, Manchester Township, Pa. He was 88.

Born Sept. 29, 1999, at Federalsburg, he was the son of the late Oliver Clayton and Alice Noble Murphy. As a child, he moved with his family to Easton where he graduated from Easton High School in 1929. For several years, he owned and operated Murphy's Dry Cleaning in Easton. During the early 1950s, Mr. Murphy entered the sales field and worked in paper products sales until retiring in the mid-1970s. He moved to York, Pa. in 1994.

He had been a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Easton.

His wife, the former Catherine L. Hubbard, to whom he was married in 1932, died in February 1990.

Mr. Murphy is survived by a daughter, Alice C. Frey of York, Pa.; one son, James O. Murphy of Cambridge; one brother, Charles Murphy of Waukon, Iowa; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton. Friends called at the funeral home one hour before the service. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 Peachblossom Road, Easton, Md. 21601.

Robert L. Harrison
CHESTERTOWN - Robert L. Harrison of Chestertown died Friday, Oct. 16, 1999, at his home. He was 77.

Born at , Md., he was the son of the late Joseph Price and Clara L. Miller Harrison.

Mr. Harrison had been a caretaker near Easton for 28 years. He recently worked near Chestertown, retiring in 1997. He also was a furniture builder and master carver. Mr. Harrison served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of the American Legion Frank M. Jarman Post No. 36 in Chestertown.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife, June M. Harrison; a son, R. Bruce Harrison of Nantucket, Mass.; a daughter, Susan Harrison of Chestertown; two sisters, Frances Holden of Ridgely and Clara Belle Moore of Queenstown; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A brother, Joseph P. Harrison is deceased.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Moore Funeral Home, Denton. Burial was at Greenmount Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Memorial donations may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 779, Minneapolis, Minn. 55440-0779.

October 19
Rowena F. Adams
CAMBRIDGE - Rowena F. Adams of Cambridge died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge. She was 79.

Born Sept. 9, 1912 at Bishops Head, she was the daughter of the late Olie and Arie Truitt Robinson.

She was raised and attended public schools in the Bishops Head area of Dorchester County. For most of her life she resided in Cambridge, where she had been employed at Coastal Foods and later at Bumble Bee Tuna.

She was formerly a member of the Women of the Moose.

On Oct. 16, 1948 she was married to Thomas H. Adams. Mr. Adams died Jan. 29, 1980.

Since March 1994 she made her home at the Mallard Bay Center in Cambridge.

Mrs. Adams is survived by two daughters, Ernestine Wheatley of Cambridge and Daphne Legg of East New Market; two sons, Thomas H. Adams Jr. of Cambridge and James T. Adams of Secretary; eight grandchildren; and several great and great-great grandchildren. A sister, Veda Robinson; three brothers, Wilbur Robinson, Weldon Robinson and Theodore Robinson; and a grandson are deceased.

Services were at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Thomas Funeral Home, where friends called one hour before services. Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas United Methodist Church (for cemetery upkeep) c/o Phyllis Mills, 1817 Crocheron Road, Bishops Head, Md. 21672.

Ethel Marie Cotton
CHESTER - Ethel Marie Cotton of Chester died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at her home. She was 35.

Born June 6, 1964 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Richard Melvin Sauers Sr. and the late Mary Annie Johnson.

She attended school in Glen Burnie.

She married Norman Cotton on June 29, 1991 and moved to Chester, where she was a homemaker and a seasonal employee of the Mount Hope Farm of Prospect Bay in Grasonville.

She was a member of the women of the Moose Chapter 1696 in Queenstown.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cotton is survived by her father Richard M. Sauers Sr. and stepmother Kathleen Marie Sauers, of Grasonville; two sons, William Sauers of Stevensville, and Robert Sauers of Chester; one stepdaughter, Denise Cotton of Baltimore; two brothers, Richard M. Sauers Jr. of Glen Burnie, and Albert F. Sauers Sr. of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Rose Marie Pleasant of Baltimore, Mary Annie Carper of Brooklyn, Md. and Donna Heffner of Brooklyn, Md.; a stepsister, Dawn Gant of Grasonville; one granddaughter; and one step-granddaughter.

Services were held 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chester, where friends called Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland.

Sarah V. Faulkner
CENTREVILLE - Sarah Viola Faulkner of Centreville died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at her home. She was 87.

Born June 30, 1912 in Centreville, she was raised by her father, the late Benjamin Seward, and her aunt, the late Grace Zimmer.

She married Francis Lee Faulkner on Oct. 1, 1949, and the following December the couple moved to the Hermitage Farm in Centreville, where they resided for the past 50 years.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Faulkner is survived by her son, Francis Lee Faulkner II, of Florida, and a sister, Peggy Cosima of Arizona. A brother, Walter Smith, and a sister, Mildred Seward, are deceased.

Services were held 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville. Burial was at Chesterfield Cemetery in Centreville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 301 South Liberty St., Centreville, Md. 21617.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home of Centreville.

Norma M. Gallahan
CHESTER - Norma M. Gallahan of Chester died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999. She was 80.

Formerly of University Park, Md., she was the wife of Wilbur F. Gallahan.

Mrs. Gallahan is survived by four sons, Martin Gallahan, Carl Gallahan, Raymond Gallahan, and David Gallahan; three daughters, Margaret Myers, Mary Jane Gallahan, and Dorothy Gast; a sister, Joan Miles; a brother, Carl Rieman; and 10 grandchildren, Stephen, Mark, Melanie, Paul, Amy, Lindsay, Andrew, Whitney, Tara and Kaitlin.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at St. James Catholic Church, 3628 Rhode Island Ave., Mt. Rainier, Md. Friends called at Gasch's Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Burial was at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Amanda L. McGinnes
CHESTERTOWN - Amanda Lee McGinnes of Chestertown died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at her home. She was 71.

Born Feb. 7, 1928 at Roberts Station, near Church Hill, she was the daughter of the late Medford and Louise Altvater Coursey.

After graduating from Church Hill High School, she attended Goldey Beacom Business College.

In 1946, she married Ralph W. McGinnes and they made their home near Church Hill.

Mrs. McGinnes was employed by Queen Anne's County as a secretary for the Trial Magistrate and Planning and Zoning.

In 1965, she and her husband moved to Deep Landing, and in 1983 she retired from county employment.

She had been an active member of Chestertown Baptist Church for nearly 20 years.

In addition to her husband of 53 years, Mrs. McGinnes is survived by a son, Mac McGinnes of Church Hill, and two grandchildren, Anne Louise McGinnes of Rock Hall and Rebecca "Cissy" McGinnes of Church Hill.

Services were held 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 18, at Chestertown Baptist Church. Burial was at Crumpton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Queen Anne's County, 300 Del Rhodes Avenue, Queenstown, Md. 21658.

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

M. Russell Milligan
HURLOCK - M. Russell Milligan of Hurlock died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at his home. He was 59.

Born Dec. 5, 1939 in Hurlock, he was the son of the late Mabel Alice Seeders Milligan and Norman E. Milligan Sr.

A graduate of North Dorchester High School, Mr. Milligan served in Germany in the U.S. Army, where he was a heavy equipment operator. He then was employed as a computer operator technician with Bell Atlantic for 29 years, retiring Feb. 17, 1999.

Mr. Milligan is survived by his wife, Doris M. Sheffield Milligan; his stepmother, Bessie Milligan of Seaford; one daughter, Sherry Ann Travis of Glenville, Pa.; two sons, Robert Alan Milligan of Glen Burnie and Nicholas Hutchinson of Baltimore; two stepsons, William F. Allen Jr. and Stewart Francis Allen, both of Hurlock; a sister, Margaret White of Delmar, Del.; four brothers, Norman Milligan Jr. of Pasadena, William Milligan of Savannah Ga., Charles Milligan of Annapolis, and G. Ronald Milligan of Pasadena, Md.; and two grandchildren.

Services were held 1 pm., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg. Burial was at Unity Washington Cemetery, Hurlock.

Friends called at the funeral home Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

J. Elwood Murphy
YORK, Pa. - James Elwood Murphy of York, Pa., formerly of Easton, died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Manor Care North Convalescent Home, West Manchester Township, Pa. He was 88.

Born Sept. 29, 1911 in Federalsburg, he was the son of the late Oliver Clayton and Alice Noble Murphy.

As a child, he moved with his family to Easton where he graduated from Easton High School in 1929.

For several years, he owned and operated Murphy's Dry Cleaning in Easton. During the early 1950s, Mr. Murphy entered the sales field and worked in paper products sales until retiring in the mid-1970s.

He moved to York, Pa. in 1994.

He had been a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Easton.

His wife, the former Catherine L. Hubbard, to whom he was married in 1932, died in February 1990.

Mr. Murphy is survived by a daughter, Alice C. Frey of York, Pa.; one son, James O. Murphy of Cambridge; one brother, Charles Murphy of Waukon, Iowa; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton, where friends called one hour before the service. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 Peachblossom Road, Easton, Md., 21601.

October 20
Lucille D. Arhens
CHESTER - Lucille Dorothy Arhens of Chester died on Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 at the Colonial Manor home in Catonsville. She was 89.

Born on May 3, 1910 in Baltimore, she was the the daughter of the late Frederick Phillip and Lucille Trussell Miller Schuler.

She was a graduate of Western High School class of 1928. On July 2, 1930 she married Gilbert Bannister of Hickory, Md. He died in October 1963. In 1965 she married Raymond Weyrauch. He died in 1973.

She worked as a sales clerk at Hutzlers Department Store and Hochschild Kohn Department Store in Baltimore. She later worked as a clerk typist for Publicker Industries of Baltimore. She retired in 1973.

She married Courtice Donald Arhens, formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., on April 14, 1979 and moved to Chester. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville.

Mrs. Arhens is survived by her husband Courtice Donald Ahrens of Chester; one son, Donald Schuler Bannister of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two stepsons, C. Donald Ahrens of Modesto, Calif. and William Garner Ahrens of Cherry Hill, N.J.; one daughter, Phyllis Abendschoen of Catonsville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville. Interment will be private.

Ethel Marie Cotton
CHESTER - Ethel Marie Cotton of Chester died on Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 at her home. She was 35.

Born June 6, 1964 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Richard Melvin Sauers Sr. and the late Mary Annie Johnson.

She attended school in Glen Burnie.

She married Norman Cotton on June 29, 1991 and moved to Chester, where she was a homemaker and a seasonal employee of the Mount Hope Farm of Prospect Bay in Grasonville.

Mrs. Cotton was a member of the women of the Moose Chapter 1696 in Queenstown and the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post #40.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cotton is survived by her father, Richard M. Sauers Sr. and stepmother, Kathleen Marie Sauers, of Grasonville; two sons, William Sauers of Stevensville, and Robert Sauers of Chester; one stepdaughter, Denise Cotton of Baltimore; two brothers, Richard M. Sauers Jr. of Glen Burnie, and Albert F. Sauers Sr. of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Rose Marie Pleasant of Baltimore, Mary Annie Carper of Brooklyn, Md. and Donna Heffner of Brooklyn; a stepsister, Dawn Gant of Grasonville; one granddaughter, Carissa Em Sauers; and one step-granddaughter, Lynetta Cotton.

Services were held 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chester, where friends called Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Baltimore.

Thomas Elson
STEVENSVILLE - Thomas Elson of Stevensville died at his home on Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999. He was 77.

Born in Anne Arundel County on June 30,1922, he was the son of the late Frank and Irene Potts Elson. He was married to Beatrice C. Elson, who died on Jan. 6, 1997.

Mr. Elson was a member of the Masonic Order of Patapsco Blue Lodge and the Boumi Temple Shrine.

Mr. Elson is survived by his sister, Evelyn Elson of Baltimore, and one niece.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie.

Funeral arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chester.

Arlene S. Scoon
ROCK HALL- Arlene Sue Scoon of Rock Hall died of heart failure on Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis.

Mrs. Scoon was born in Rock Hall and was a lifelong resident of the town. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Margie Mcginnis. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Scoon was a former member of the Sgt. Preston Ashley American Legion Post #228 Ladies Auxiliary in Rock Hall and a member of the Rock Hall United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, J. Robert Scoon. A sister, Betty Hill, is deceased.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at the Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall, where friends may call after 6 p.m. Interment will be private.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company Ambulance Fund or Building Fund. P.O. Box 577, Rock Hall, Md. 21661.

Ivan L. Stubbs
CHURCH HILL - Ivan Leon Stubbs, formerly of Church Hill, died on Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 at Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. He was 74.

Mr. Stubbs was born in Starkeys Corner in Queen Anne's County on June 9, 1925, the son of the late Thomas and Ruby Voshell Stubbs. He graduated from Church Hill High School in 1942 and worked on the family farm.

In 1952 he married Anne Churay of Massey, Md. They lived in Church Hill and continued to operate the family farm until 1985 when Mr. Stubbs retired. His wife of 45 years died on Jan. 30, 1998.

He was past State Skeet Shooting Champion. He received a Hall of Fame Award in 1998 by the Greater Eastern Shore Bowling Association for his outstanding performance as a bowler. He was a past member of the Church Hill Lions Club.

Mr. Stubbs is survived by a sister, Frances Stubbs Conley of Centreville, and a half sister, Helen Kirby Hammond of Bishopville. A half brother, William Roe, is deceased.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertown, where friends may call one-hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association Eastern Shore Chapter, 212 W. Main St., Suite 202 C, Salisbury, Md. 21801. Funeral arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.

LeRoy H. Tripp Sr.
GOLDSBORO - LeRoy Howard Tripp Sr. of Goldsboro died on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999 at the Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Denton. He was 73.

Born on Jan. 30, 1926 at Goldsboro, he was the son of the late Edward and Nettie Kemp Tripp. His wife, Jean Dawkins Tripp, died in 1980.

Mr. Tripp served in the Army during World War II. He was employed by Saulsbury Brothers as a machine operator. Prior to that, he worked for Metal Craft in Smyrna, Del. He was a member of Greensboro VFW and former volunteer for the Greensboro and Goldsboro fire companies.

Mr. Tripp is survived by two sons, LeRoy "Lee" Tripp Jr. of Laurel, Del. and Timothy "Timmy" Mark Tripp of Greensboro; one stepson, William F. Mansfield of Henderson; one daughter, Linda S. Tripp of Greensboro; two stepdaughters, Patricia Perkins of Grasonville and Gloria Kelley of Laurel, Del.; two brothers, Edward Tripp of Dover Del. and Albert Tripp of Cordova; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Greensboro Cemetery in Greensboro. Funeral arrangements are by the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro.

Tyjae D. Walker
CHESTERTOWN - Tyjae Destiny Walker died on Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 at Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown.

Born on Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, she was the infant daughter of Andre Walker and Teresa Rochester, both of Chestertown.

Miss Walker is survived by her maternal grandparents, Sheila Hoxter of Florida and James Rochester of Church Hill; her paternal grandparents, Doreen Walker of Galena, and Oscar Bordley Jr. of Townsend, Del.; her maternal great-grandmothers, Alfreda Graves of Chestertown and Eva Combs of Florida, and four aunts.

Funeral services will be held privately.

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

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Lucille D. Ahrens
CHESTER - Lucille Dorothy Ahrens of Chester died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at the Colonial Manor home in Catonsville. She was 89.

Born May 3, 1910 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Phillip and Lucille Trussell Miller Schuler.

She was a graduate of Western High School in 1928. On July 2, 1930, she married Gilbert Bannister of Hickory, Md. He died in October 1963. In 1965 she married Raymond Weyrauch. He died in 1973.

She worked as a sales clerk at Hutzlers Department Store and Hochschild Kohn Department Store in Baltimore. She later worked as a clerk typist for Publicker Industries of Baltimore. She retired in 1973.

She married Courtice Donald Ahrens, formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., on April 14, 1979 and moved to Chester. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ahrens is survived by one son, Donald Schuler Bannister of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two stepsons, C. Donald Ahrens of Modesto, Calif. and William Garner Ahrens of Cherry Hill, N.J.; one daughter, Phyllis Abendschoen of Catonsville; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, at Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions be made to Christ Episcopal Church c/o Building Fund, P.O. Box 92, Stevensville, Md. 21666; the American Cancer Society Queen Anne's County Chapter, P.O. Box 132, Queenstown, Md. 21658; or the American Heart Association Queen Anne's County Chapter, 300 Hope Road Centreville, Md. 21617.

Anna T. Bruchmann
EASTON - Anna Talley Bruchmann of Easton, formerly of Cambridge, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at Genesis ElderCare-The Pines in Easton. She was 89.

Born July 25, 1910 in Bruceville, she was the daughter of the late Logan M. and Ida Mae Corkran Talley.

She attended public schools in Easton and at age 17 moved to Manhattan, N.Y.

Mrs. Bruchmann worked as a cashier for the Lackawana Restaurant in Hoboken, N.J. for more than 25 years.

In 1929, she married John Oscar Bruchmann and in 1949 they moved to Hoboken. After her husband's retirement in 1968, they moved to the Eastern Shore. Mr. Bruchmann died in 1983.

Mrs. Bruchmann is survived by two sons, Ronald Ary Bruchmann of Ridgefield Park, N.J. and Robert Stephen Bruchmann of San Clemente, Calif.; one daughter, Anna May Bruchmann of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton, where friends may call Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Windy Hill Cemetery, Trappe.

Memorial donations may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, Md. 21601, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1306, Easton, Md. 21601.

Leah P. Brummell
TRAPPE - Leah Priscilla "Sis" Brummell, a native of Trappe, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 81.

Born July 18, 1918 in Trappe, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Emily Camper Brummell and George Washington Brummell.

She was educated in Talbot County schools and had been employed by Campbell's Soup Company, Maces Lane Middle School and by various private employers.

She had been a member of Scott's United Methodist Church in Trappe.

Her first and second husbands, Quentin Cromwell and Wilson Moss are deceased.

Mrs. Brummell is survived by four sons, Bradford Brummell and Clinton Cromwell, both of Cambridge, Robert "Bobby" Brummell of Salisbury, and Quentin Cromwell of Laurel, Del.; two sisters, Gustina Roberts of Trappe and Sarah Wilson of Cambridge; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Five brothers, Norman Brummell, Gilbert Brummell, Percy Brummell, William Brummell and Chester Brummell, are deceased.

Services will be held 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, at Scott's United Methodist Church, Trappe, where friends may visit during the hour before the services. Burial will be at Paradise Cemetery in Trappe.

Friends may call at the church one our before the service.

Arrangements are by Henry Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Ivy R.P. Collins
RIDGELY - Ivy Russell Perkins Collins of Ridgely died Oct. 18, 1999, at Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 88.

Born March 6, 1911 in Lewistown, Md., she was the daughter of the late George and Harriet Perkins.

Her husband, Gardner P. Collins, died May 17, 1966.

She attended schools in Talbot County. After her marriage she moved to Ridgely. She was employed by Saulsbury Brothers until her retirement.

She was a member of Replanted Zion United Methodist Church, where she served on the Usher Board.

Mrs. Collins is survived by three children, the Rev. Vernon Perkins of Laurel Springs, N.J., Hollisweus Perkins of Wilmington, Del. and Charlotte Holmes of Ridgely, Md.; a sister, Willimina V. Perkins of Wilmington, Del.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Her son, Bernard D. Perkins died on Dec. 19, 1982. Siblings, Estella Wright, Elsie Perkins and Voss Perkins, and one grandson are also deceased.

Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at Replanted Zion United Methodist Church, Ridgely, where friends may call two hours before the service.

Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery, Denton.

Arrangements are by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

Clarence E. Johnson
EASTON - Clarence E. Johnson of Easton died Oct. 17, 1999, at Annapolis General Hospital, Annapolis. He was 88.

He was born in Norfolk, Va. on Nov. 11, 1911.

Mr. Johnson worked for the U.S. Post Office in Baltimore, J.C. Bantum's Upholstery, J.B. Dashiell Funeral Home, Eric T. Dashiell Funeral Home and Shore-Up Inc. (Headstart).

He is survived by two sons, Clarence E. Albert of Oak Park, Mich. and Keith Cook of Easton; three daughters, Helen M. Ellison and Yvonne L. Wright of Farmington Mills, Mich. and Clarice L. Green of San Jose, Calif.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at Union Baptist Church, Easton, where friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m.

Arrangements are by Eric L. Dashiell Funeral Service.

Robert H. Kramer
EASTON - Robert H. Kramer, formerly of Easton, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Talbot Hospice Foundation. He was 82.

Born May 20, 1917 on Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late Stewart and Mary Erb Kramer.

His wife, Virginia Lee Jackson Kramer, is deceased.

Mr. Kramer was a 1935 of Collingswood High School in Collingswood, N.J., and earned a diploma from Drexel Institute in Philadelphia in 1940.

He had been employed for 37 years by RCA, retiring in 1977, after serving as a manufacturing manager in New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California and Massachusetts. He had been employed in satellite development at RCA's space center in Hightstown, N.J., during the early years of the U.S. space program.

He was a member of St. Luke's Methodist Church in St. Michaels, a member and volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Isaac Walton League, and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Mr. Kramer is survived by a daughter, Barrie Lee Summers of Pennington, N.J.; one son, Robert H. Kramer Jr. of Bristol, R.I.; a brother, William D. Kramer of South Kingstown, R.I.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, at St. Luke's Methodist Church, St. Michaels. Burial will be at 2 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, Somerton, Pa.

Memorial donations may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, or to St. Luke's Church in St. Michaels.

Emerson J. Langrell
EASTON - Emerson Joseph 'Fox" Langrell of Easton died at his home Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999. He was 65.

Born in Chestertown on June 30,1934, he was the son of the late Emerson Edward and Henrietta Spurry Langrell.

He graduated from St. Michaels High School in 1952 and was vice president of his class.

In 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1956.

Following his release from active duty, he began working as a supervisor for Waverly Press in 1957 and, shortly after, he made his home in Easton. Waverly Press became Cadmus just prior to his retirement in 1996.

He married R. Adeline Langrell of Easton, formerly of St. Michaels, in 1955,

Mr. Langrell was a member of the E.R. Streets Memorial Post, V.F.W. No. 5118.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Langrell is survived by three sons, Craig Langrell of Salisbury, Chris Langrell of Trappe, and Ed Langrell of Easton; a brother, Phil Langrell of Boise, Idaho; and three granddaughters. A sister, Jean Langrell, is deceased.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Easton. Friends may call at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton on Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, Md. 21601.

Roberta H. Liden
FEDERALSBURG - Roberta H. Liden of Federalsburg died of heart failure Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Genesis ElderCare-The Pines, Easton. She was 105.

Born May 11, 1894 near Federalsburg, she was the daughter of the late Elisha H. and Annie E. LeCompt Harper.

Her husband, Claude D. Liden, died Sept. 9, 1978.

She was one of the five students graduating from Federalsburg High School's Class of 1910. Before her marriage, she taught at Neal School near Seaford, Del.

She was the church's oldest member and a life-long member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where she was in charge of Bethel Cemetery until 11 years ago.

Mrs. Liden is survived by one son, Conrad Liden of Adelphi, Md.; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Deceased are a foster son, Garrett Liden, and nine brothers and sisters, Versie Harper, Flossie Harper, James Harper, Kemp Harper, John Harper, Floyd Harper, Ruth Messick, Grace Smith and Alice Bailey.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Arrangements are by Williamson Funeral Home, Federalsburg.


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