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|Helen H. Bishop
QUEENSTOWN - Helen Harner Bishop of Queenstown, died Nov. 3, 1999, at the Corsica Hills Nursing Center in Centreville. She was 87.
Born on Oct. 16, 1912, in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Delmer & Delora Wolf Harrier. She grew up on a farm near Dayton, Ohio and graduated from high school in Ohio. She graduated from Miami of Ohio University Teacher's College. Mrs. Bishop then taught for five years in Tipp City, Ohio. She then received her bachelors degree in Home Economics from Ohio State University.
In 1939 she came to Queen Anne's County as a Home Demonstration Agent and worked for 3 1/2 years until marriage to J. Tilghman Bishop on Feb. 21, 1943. Together they owned & operated the Winona Farm in Carmichael. He predeceased her on May 27, 1993.
Mrs. Bishop joined the 4-H Club 77 years ago and was always very supportive in 4-H work. She helped establish the present 4-H Park during her term as Home Demonstration Agent and continued interest since then. She enjoyed judging at the Queen Anne's County Fair, and fairs in Ohio, Delaware and the Maryland State Fair. She was a member of Chesapeake College Board of Trustees for 10 years, Queen Anne's Historical Society, Queen Anne's Library, Charter Member of American Association of University Women, Charter Member of Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life. She also assisted with bringing new doctors to Queen Anne's County, establishing Corsica Hills, Tilghman Terrace & Chesapeake College. She held many offices in Queen Anne's County Council of Homemaker Clubs, was a member of Wye of Carmichael United Methodist Church in Queenstown, and held many offices in Women's Society for 56 years. Mrs. Bishop also enjoyed gardening, entertaining in her home, reading and traveling. She also hosted foreign exchange students.
She is survived by a son Charles "Tim" Bishop of Queenstown; a daughter Elizabeth Ann Bishop of Easton, and one granddaughter, Julie Ann Bishop. A sister Irene Ferguson of Michigan. A brother predeceased her, Charles L. Harner.
Funeral services were held at l p.m. Saturday Nov. 6, 1999, at Wye of
Carmichael United Methodist Church in Queenstown. Family and friends called
at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Centreville, between
the hours 7 and 9 p.m. Interment was in Chesterfield Cemetery. The family
requests that memorial contributions be made to Queen Anne's Museum of
Eastern Shore Life, P.O. Box 525, Centreville, Md. 21617; or Wye of Carmichael
United Methodist Church P.O. Box 7 Queenstown, Md. 21658.
James F. Boyden
He was born in Muskegon, Mich., on Aug. 10, 1936, the son of the late Harry Boyden and Alice Lucille Jelf Boyden.
He was a retired staff sergeant in the United States Air Force.
After retiring, he became a member of the Delmarva Rabbit Association in which he was a member for 25 years and had raised rabbits for retail. He had attended Bloomery Church where he served as treasurer. He was a member of His Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Federalsburg where he served on the mission board, was treasurer for 25 years, and custodian for 21 years.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Donna Fay Brown Boyden, three sons, Ricky Boyden of Farmington Hills, Mich., Kirk Evin Boyden of Del Rio, Texas, Brian Keith Boyden of Pensacola, Fla.; a daughter, Belinda Fay Bollinger of Federalsburg, eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a brother, Fred Boyden of Muskegon, Mich., and one nephew.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7, at His Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Federalsburg with the Rev. John Dorrough officiating. Interment was in Bloomery Cemetery near Federalsburg. Friends called at the church from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to His Lighthouse Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 453, Federalsburg, Md. 21632.
Arrangements are by Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg.
Dr. Thomas N. Cornish
Born on Sept. 30, 1918, in Cambridge/Rock, Md., he was the son of the late Verbie and Johnanna Cornish.
Dr. Cornish was a retired pharmacist and research chemist at the David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center Laboratory, Annapolis, where he made significant contributions to the development of rust inhibited fire resistant hydraulic fluid for use in hydraulic systems for the U.S. Department of the Navy extending the life of naval machinery. He served on the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee as an advisor to the commanding officer of the laboratory.
He received his early education in the public schools of Dorchester County, graduating from Frederick Douglas St. Clair High School in 1936. He graduated from Morgan State University with a B.S. degree in chemistry in 1942 and from the Howard University College of Pharmacy in 1953.
He spent three and half years in the U.S. Army and served in the Medical Corps. There he served in the analytical chemistry laboratories at several Army hospitals. He received a certificate in clinical pathology from the Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, D.C. and was one of the first blacks to complete that course. While serving in Europe, he studied parapsychology at St. Andrews University in Scotland.
In addition to his activities in chemical research, he was a practicing pharmacist and a long time active member of the National Pharmaceutical Association, serving as president of this association. He was influential in establishing the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.
That was typical of the energy and compassion he devoted to encouraging black youth to pursue careers in the scientific and technical fields and encouraged the establishment of student chapters of NTA on several college campuses. Because of his outstanding and extensive service to NTA and the community, he was the recipient of many local and national awards.
He received his early religious background at the Rock/St. Luke United Methodist Church, Dorchester County. In later years, he became a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C. in 1960. He was an active member and supporter of the church-community outreach groups serving on the Administrative Board, Board of Trustees and the United Methodist Men for many years. His name appears on a commemorative plaque.
On Sept. 18,1949, Dr. Cornish married Thelma Oretta Murray. At this union Thelma, his wife, became the proud step-mother of his daughter Barbara, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma; one grandson, Kevin Charles Chichester; one sister, Elizabeth Cornish; and a sister-in-law, Lula Washington, with whom he lived.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucinda Wilson and Lola Camper and two brothers, Palestine and Edward Cornish.
A funeral service was held at noon on Monday, Nov. 8, at Hurlock UM Church, Hurlock, Md.
Friends called on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Asbury UM Church, 11th and K Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Burial was in Maryland Veterans Cemetery of the Eastern Shore in Beulah.
Arrangements are by the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Worton, Md.
Brianna M. Dille
She is the daughter of Benjamin Brooks Jr. of Eldorado and Jennifer Jessie Dille of Federalsburg.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Patricia Dille of Federalsburg, and Victor Dille of Springfield, Va.; her paternal grandparents, Sheila and Benjamin Brooks of Eldorado, and maternal great-grandparents, David and Sylvia Miller of Queen Anne and one aunt, Lisa Dille.
Funeral services were held at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8.
Memorial donations can be made to Caroline County Family Support Center,
Teen-Parent Program, 100 North 6th St., Denton, Md. 21629.
Helen C. L. Funk
Born in Clarksburg, W.Va. on Oct. 23, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Clyde O. and Maude Lininger Law. She lived much of her early life in Wheeling, W.Va., where her father was the general agent for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. She received her education from Washington Seminary for Women, the public schools of Wheeling, and the West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she was a member of the Emeritus Club.
She and her husband, Thorold Shaffer Funk, moved to Clarksburg, W. Va. in 1942, where she was active in the First Methodist Church, the Women's Society, Clarksburg League for Service, and as a volunteer she helped initiate the snack bar for the then new United Protestant Hospital. She was also a member and lived at Lake Floyd.
In 1966, she moved to Charleston, W.Va., when her husband became director of vocational rehabilitation for West Virginia. During this time, she was a member of the Sweetbrier Garden Club, and the Grandparents Club of Charleston. In 1991, she moved to William Hill Manor in Easton. Mr. Funk died in Jan. 1997.
Mrs. Funk is survived by a daughter, Mrs. William C. (Nancy Jo) Pepper of Selbyville, Del; a son, John G.L. Funk of York, Pa; a brother, John M. Law of Atlanta, Ga; four grandchildren, Bryan Pepper of Lewes, Del., Martin Pepper of Trappe, Md., Natalie P. Cataldi of Seaford, Del., and Amy F. Jackson of York, Pa.; and nine great-grandchildren. A sister, Marjorie Law Shipp, is deceased,
Burial will be private in Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Virginia Wesleyan College, Funk Scholarship Fund, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201.
Arrangements are by the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home,
William E. Nagel
He was born in Ilchester, Md. on Nov. 2, 1919, the son of the late William E. and Eva May Lowe Nagel. He attended high school in Howard County and started working at a young age. He then began his career as a plumber with his uncle and worked in the shipyards as a welder. Mr. Nagel served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman during World War II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Upon his honorable discharge in 1946, Mr. Nagel returned to Maryland and continued his career as a welder/plumber in the Baltimore area. He was predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor M. Nagel, and in 1983 Mr. Nagel retired.
He married Betty Raye Bare Wilson Nagel in 1984 and they lived in Kinnaird Point in Worton. Mr. Nagel was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chestertown, Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post #36, and Great Oak Country Club.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two stepchildren: Lloyd Lee Wilson of Norfolk, Va. and Damon William Wilson of Hamptonville, N.C.; three brothers, Earl Nagel of Perry Hall, and George and John Walker both of Baltimore; two sisters, Margaret Wade of Finksburg and Shirley Pendleton of Ellicott City; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 7, at First United Methodist Church in Chestertown. Friends called on Saturday Nov. 6, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown. Interment was on Monday Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at Meadowridge Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 227 Chestertown, Md., 21620; or the Chemotherapy Section of Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, 100 Brown St., Chestertown, Md. 21620.
Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home Chestertown,
W. Martin Shaffer Jr.
Born in Oil City, near Denton, Mr. Shaffer was the son of E. Louetta Hayman Shaffer of Denton and the late Walter "Pete" Martin Shaffer.
Mr. Shaffer graduated from Caroline High School in Denton, class of 1957, for which he was been class treasurer for the 40th class reunion.
He was a prominent Caroline County farmer and businessman and owned and operated Shaffer Equipment Co. in Denton.
Mr. Shaffer was a former member of the Denton Jaycees, a member of Ducks Unlimited, a member of the Caroline County Farm Bureau, past vice president of Denton Senior League, a member and manager of the State Jaycee Softball Champions in 1970 and 1971 and a member of the Denton Church of the Brethren.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Shaffer is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Shaffer of Denton; three children; Dawn S. Knox of Dover, Del., Dale M. Shaffer and Dana Breeding, both of Denton and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Moore Funeral Home in Denton, where friends called Saturday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m..
Interment was in Denton Cemetery, Denton.
Memorials donations may be made to the Denton Church of the Brethren,
106 S. Seventh St., Denton, Md. 21629; or Friends of Hospice, P.O. Box
362, Denton, Md., 21629.
Born Sept. 5, 1946, in Easton, he was the son of Emma E. "Bette" Benton of Centreville and the late Curtis E. Benton Sr.
Raised in Stevensville, he was a 1964 graduate of Stevensville High School.
Mr. Benton was a long-time resident of Howard County and had lived in Ellicott City for 21 years. He had been employed by the Social Security Administration and the Health Care Financing Administration for 35 years.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Benton is survived by his wife, Kathy Speca Benton; a daughter, Kelly Wilson Earp of Crofton; one son, Kevin Wilson of Columbia; a brother, Curtis E. Benton Jr. of Centreville; and one sister, Tina B. Houston of Stevensville.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.
Memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network,
P.O. Box 4809, Palos Verdes, Calif. 90274, or to Hospice of Howard County,
5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia, Md. 21045.
Ruth M. Barclay
Born in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late George and Janie Foley.
Mrs. Barclay was a cook for Peggy's Restaurant in Bear, Del., for several years. She retired in 1976. Her husband, William A. Barclay, is deceased.
Mrs. Barclay is survived by a daughter, Norma Jean Carpenter of Ingleside; two sons, Charles T. Wallace of Chestertown and Mark Wallace of Denton; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Five sisters and three brothers are deceased.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Millington. Burial was at Church Hill Cemetery.
Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday one hour before the service.
William J. Meekins
Born Oct. 3, 1938, at Fishing Creek, he was the son of the late William Kinnamon and Venia Meekins.
He had worked as a commercial waterman for most of his life.
Mr. Meekins is survived by a half brother, Eugene W. Tolley of Cambridge; a niece, Linda Marshall; and two nephews, Eugene W. Tolley Jr. and Michael P. Tolley. A brother, Guy K. Meekins is deceased.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Hosier Memorial United Methodist Churchyard, Fishing Creek.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until noon at Thomas Funeral
Esther E. Swann
Born June 23, 1923, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Hans Torwald and Olga Khristina Johansen Ellingsen.
She completed nurse's training at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. For a time during World War II, she was employed at the Glenn L. Martin Plant in Middle River. In 1946, she married James Ross Swann. They lived at Chestertown, Queenstown and Easton until moving to Trappe in the 1960s.
Mrs. Swann had been a nurse and a nursing supervisor at Memorial Hospital in Easton and the House in the Pines nursing home, also in Easton. After retiring from nursing, she was organist at Faith Chapel United Methodist Church in Bruceville.
Mrs. Swann was a member of Trappe United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Swann is survived by a son, Robert Swann of Baltimore; one daughter, Lisa E. Swann of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Olga Dickson of Timonium and Hannah Marie Flitton of Norfolk Va.; and three grandsons.
Services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, Md. 21601, or to Trappe United Methodist Church, Maple Avenue, Trappe, Md. 21673.
Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.
Charles E. Gale
Born Oct. 17, 1917, in Easton, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Mary Gibson Gale.
After attending school in Easton, Mr. Gale was employed by the State of Maryland as a custodian at the Easton Armory. He retired in 1982 after 29 years of service.
He was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Easton, where he had served on the usher board and sang with the "Men of Bethel."
Mr. Gale is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Lillian Rosalee Sewell; two children, Charles Samuel Gale of Williamsburg and Catherine Ann Gale of St. Michaels; a grandson; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Easton. Burial will be private. Friends called at the church on Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Arrangements are by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.
Virgil C. Parker
Born June 6, 1930, in Dorchester County, he was the son of the late Orian Stewart Parker Sr. and Anna Frischknecht Parker.
Mr. Parker was a graduate of Cambridge High School, class of 1947. He married the former Norma Davidson of Cambridge June 24, 1956.
He worked at the Washington Navy Yard. From Aug. 17, 1954 to Aug. 15, 1956 and he served in the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge he worked for the Continental Can Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1977.
A member of the Souls Harbor Church of God in Cambridge, he served as a trustee and on various committees within the church. He was also a member of the Disabled Veterans Association.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, V. Duane Parker of Easton; a brother, Paul E. Parker of Abingdon, Va.; four sisters - Audrey O. Willey of Cambridge, Vera Ruth McClain of Cleveland, Tenn., Leah M. Collier of Taylor, S.C., Mary L. Fields of Jonesboro, Ga.; a grandson and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ida "Betty" Mazella and a brother, Orian S. Parker Jr.
The family received friends Monday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home in Cambridge. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at Souls Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge. Burial was in Dorchester Memorial Park.
Memorial donations can be made to Souls Harbor Church of God, P.O. Box
1147, Cambridge, Md., 21613.
Known as "Pierre" by all, he attended Federalsburg Elementary School and Colonel Richardson High School.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Fletcher is survived by his stepfather, Ronald Ricketts; one brother, Alonzo Fletcher of Georgetown, Del.; three sisters, Serena Fletcher of Hurlock, Carmesha Fletcher and Monique Ricketts, both of Federalsburg; his grandfather, David Brown Sr. of Cambridge; and his grandmother, Margaret Cephas of Hurlock.
Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Mission Hill Apostolic
Church, Hurlock. Burial will be at Federal Hill Cemetery, Federalsburg.
Friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bennie Smith
Funeral Home, Hurlock.
Helen D. George
Born in Baltimore on April 6, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Catherine Himmelhaber.
She was raised in Baltimore and spent most of her life there. She worked at the Glenn L. Martin Plant in Middle River.
She lived in Dorchester County for the past 35 years and was a member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ and the Women of the Moose.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, William Himmelhaber and Frederick Himmelhaber; and three sisters, Eleanor Himmelhaber, Margaret Dennis and Catherine Hofmeier, are deceased.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Thomas Funeral
Home, Cambridge, where friends called from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, Nov.
8, and for one hour before the service. Burial was in East New Market Cemetery.
Born in Easton, he was the son of Dr. C. Van Eyk and Judith Grobler of Easton.
He had attended the Country School in Easton and was a 1982 graduate of Easton High School. An honors graduate of Princeton University, he had written a senior thesis on Afrikaner politics after living in South Africa and working as a welder at a factory in the northern Transvaal. He also was a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.
Since moving to Washington in 1989, Mr. Grobler had been a trial lawyer with the law firm of Ross, Dixon and Bell, of which he became a partner in 1996.
He was active in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Annapolis.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Grobler is survived by his wife, Anne Margaret Grobler of Washington; and a sister, Karen Solms of Arlington, Va.
Funeral services were held Saturday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Leah L. Staley
Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Leah Robinson of Oxford and the late Leroy Lane of Easton.
A lifelong golfer, she was the Baltimore City women's champion at age 21.
She worked for the Baltimore County Department of Recreation & Parks until moving to Cambridge in 1960. Thereafter she worked with her husband Harry Chapline Stanley Jr. in his business for 25 years.
She started the volunteer tax assistance program at the Dorchester County Public Library, and continued working with the program until 1998.
For 39 years she worshipped at St. John's Chapel in Cornersville.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years; a daughter, Barbara Staley Field of Cambridge; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Lane Hebb of Baltimore; and a brother, Malcolm Lane of Baltimore. A daughter, Robin McCabe, is deceased.
A memorial service was held at noon Monday, Nov. 8, at St. John's Chapel
Born in Denton, Mr. Pippin was the son of the late Luther James Pippin and Rosa Janet Coleman Pippin. He was a past member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1520.
Mr. Pippin is survived by his wife, Margaret R. Pippin of Denton; three sons, Paul N. Pippin Jr., Philip M. Pippin and Carlton W. Pippin, all of Denton; and two grandchildren. Two sisters. Hazel Murphy and Naomi Twaddel, and seven brothers, Ervin S. Pippin, Jr., Luther Pippin, Alton Pippin, Robert Pippin, Edwin Pippin, Otis Pippin and Gilbert Pippin, are deceased.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Moore Funeral Home in Denton, where friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be at Denton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Kidney Foundation, Suite 1010, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, Md. 20852.
LaVerne L. Stanley
Born on Nov. 25, 1954 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of Laurena Stanley and the late Levi H. Stanley. She had resided at the Holly Center in Snow Hill for about 34 years.
In addition to her mother, Ms. Stanley is survived by three brothers, Levi E. Stanley of Hurlock, McDaniel Stanley of Wilmington, N.C., and Louis Stanley of Cambridge, and one sister, Marion Stanley of Blackwood, N.J. Another sister, Barbara Stanley, is deceased.
A private service will be held at Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Hurlock
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Concluding service will be at Salem Cemetery.
Grace J. Toomey
Born on Nov. 6, 1911 near Bridgeville, Del., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Ella Morris Reynolds.
A seamstress for Federal Sportswear for 10 years, she was a former member of Park Lane Church of God in Federalsburg and a former member of the Easton Moose Lodge.
Mrs. Toomey is survived by one brother, George Reynolds of Georgetown, Del., and a niece, Clemmie V. Beauchamp of Federalsburg. Her husband, L. William Toomey, and two sisters, Nora Stewart of Georgetown, Del., and Violet Rash, of Federalsburg, are deceased.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at Bloomery Cemetery near Federalsburg. Friends may call at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.