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Cape Charles Resident Dies

Mrs. Margaret Berchtold Hickman, 83, of Cape Charles died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
A native of Cape Charles, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Susie Ashby Berchtold.
Mrs. Hickman was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil A. Hickman; and a daughter, Bonnie Hickman Darr. Mrs. Hickman is survived by two daughters, Kitty Lee Hickman of Cape Charles and Sue Hickman Campbell of Exmore; one sister, Mary Louise Bayly of Exmore; and one grandson, William Todd Mears of Onancock.
Graveside services for Mrs. Hickman were conducted Thursday, Dec. 7, at Cape Charles Cemetery by the Rev. Jack D. Pruitt.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Hickman's name may be made to Shore Memorial Cancer Center, P.O. Box 17, Nassawadox, VA 23413; or to the Cape Charles Rescue Service, Inc., P.O. Box 3009, Cheriton, VA 23316.
Arrangements were made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles.

Piano, Voice Teacher Succumbs

Mrs. Mary Emma Roberts Rogers, 91, a resident of Shore LifeCare at Parksley, formerly of Nelsonia and Nassawadox, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at Shore LifeCare.
Born in Nassawadox, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Roberts and Katherine Sarah Joynes Roberts and a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Md.
Mrs. Rogers was a piano and voice teacher in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore area. She was a member of Red Bank Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, John T. Rogers; a sister, Jean Roberts Shreves; a brother, George Leonard Roberts; a niece, Betty Jeanice Roberts; and a nephew, Leonard Johnson Roberts. Mrs. Rogers is survived by one sister, Katherine Roberts Wescott (and her husband, Dr. Joseph V. Wescott) of Onancock; one brother, William T. Roberts Jr. (and his wife, Jeanice) of Williamsburg; two nieces, Katherine Wescott Turner and Mary Gene Simmons; two nephews, Joseph Roberts Wescott and William T. Roberts III; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Graveside services for Mrs. Rogers were conducted Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Parksley Cemetery by Rev. Charles M. Shumate.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Rogers' name may be made to Red Bank Baptist Church, c/o Mr. Charles West, P.O. Box 93, Birdsnest, VA 23307.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Retired Dulany Plant Engineer Dies

Mr. A. Stoakley Pearson Jr., 81, of Exmore died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at his residence.
Born and reared in Exmore, he was the son of the late Stoakley Pearson Sr. and Annie Taylor Pearson and a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Pearson attended Epworth United Methodist Church, where he was a trustee. A retired plant engineer for Dulany Foods, Inc., Mr. Pearson was a former member of the Lions Club and a Boy Scout leader.
He is survived by his wife, Nora Rew Pearson of Exmore; one son, Roger Pearson (and his wife, Jill) of Gloucester, Va.; and one niece, Mrs. Jean G. Mears of Onancock. Mr. Pearson was predeceased by two sisters, Estelle Barger and Mrs. Dave Clark; and a brother, Alley Pearson.
Funeral services for Mr. Pearson were conducted Saturday, Dec. 9, from Epworth United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Tammy Estep officiating. Interment was in Belle Haven Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Mr. Pearson's name may be made to Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417; or to Epworth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 488, Exmore, VA 23350.
Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore.

Engineer, Veteran Passes Away

Mr. Earl Watson Jr., 78, of Lansdale, Pa., formerly of Chincoteague, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, in North Renn Hospital in Lansdale.
Born on Chincoteague, he was the son of the late Anna Bowden and Earl Watson Sr. and a 1947 graduate of Virginia Military Institute.
Mr. Watson was a veteran of World War II, during which he served overseas as a captain and tank unit commander of the Company B 715 Amphibian Tractor Battalion in Luzon in the Philippine Islands. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Independence Ribbon.
Mr. Watson was an engineer for Amtrac and a member of Concordia Masonic Lodge #67 and American Legion Post 159.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Davis Watson; one daughter, Linda Parks of Gambrills, Md.; one son, Earl Watson III (and his wife, Tina) of Downingtown, Pa.; four grandchildren, Jason Parks, Scott Parks, Carlena Watson and Earl Zachary Watson; and one great-grandson, Andrew Parks.
Funeral services for Mr. Watson were held Sunday, Dec. 10, at Christ United Methodist Church on Chincoteague, with Rev. G.C. Shepherd officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Chincoteague.
Arrangements were made by Salyer Funeral Home, Chincoteague.

Wallops Island Man Dies at His Home

Mr. E. Gerald Coulbourne, 63, of Wallops Island died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at his residence.
Born and reared on Chincoteague, he was the son of Myrtle Jester Coulbourne of Wallops Island and the late Sherman Watson Coulbourne Sr.
Mr. Coulbourne was a member of Union Baptist Church of Chincoteague, Accomack Lodge 243 AF&AM, Temperanceville Lodge 121 AF&AM, Scottish Rite of Freemasonary, SJ, USA Valley of Portsmouth, Chincoteague RAC 75, Virginia Research Chapter 1753, Malta Commandary 24 of Onancock, Island Commandary 34 of Chincoteague, Edward S. White Council 316, Allied Masonic Degrees, Khedive Temple AAONMS of Chesapeake, Eastern Shore Shrine Club of Bounie Temple, Lower Delaware Shrine Club, Ocean City Shrine Club, Eastern Shore Forest 53, Temperanceville Chapter 88 OES, Onancock Lodge 1766 BPOE and Moose Lodge 654 of Salisbury, Md. He was a life member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Coulbourne is survived by one sister, Joan Coulbourne Phillips of Parksley; a very dear friend, Margaret Biuk of Baltimore, Md.; four nephews; one niece; three great-nephews; and one great-niece. He was predeceased by a brother, Sherman Watson Coulbourne Jr.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 11, at Union Baptist Church, with Rev. Philip officiating. Interment was in the John W. Taylor memorial Cemetery, Temperanceville.
Arrangements were made by Salyer Funeral Home, Chincoteague.

Exmore Mechanic Dies at His Home

Mr. Delton Locklear, 67, of Exmore died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at his residence.
A resident of Fairmont, N.C., he was the son of the late Curtis and Lona Strickland Locklear.
A self-employed mechanic for Sure Repairs in Exmore, Mr. Locklear was a member of Exmore Baptist Church and Community Fire Company in Exmore.
Mr. Locklear is survived by his wife, Dee Bowen Locklear; three sons, Kim Locklear of Greenville, N.C., Jeff Locklear (and his wife, Vanessa) of Onancock, and Chris Locklear (and his wife, Melissa) of Pembroke, N.C.; two sisters, Addie Mae Locklear and Ester Mae Deese, both of Fairmont; one brother, Eardmon Locklear of Waterford, Conn.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Locklear were held Monday, Dec. 11, at Exmore Baptist Church, with the Rev. L. Emerson Twining officiating. Interment was in Belle Haven Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Mr. Locklear's name may be made to Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417; or Community Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 706, Exmore, VA 23350.
Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore. 

Retired Tangier Barber Dies

Mr. Kenneth Lawson Pruitt, 77, of Tangier died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield, Md.
Born on Tangier, he was the son of the late Willie Henry Pruitt and Maggie Cora Parks Pruitt and a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Pacific Theatre.
Mr. Pruitt was a retired barber and a member of Swain Memorial United Methodist Church and the American Legion.
Mr. Pruitt was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Bell Pruitt. He is survived by two daughters, Janet Pruitt and Barbara McCready; two grandchildren, Virginia Lynn Creedle and Jackie Leigh Thomas; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon Allen Thomas and Zachary Burton Creedle, all of Tangier.
Funeral services for Mr. Pruitt will be conducted at Williams-Onancock Funeral Home today, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. by Rev. Wade Creedle and Rev. Johnny Thorne. Interment will be in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Onancock.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Pruitt's name may be made to Swain Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Betty McMann, P.O. Box 26, Tangier, VA 23440. 

Pungoteague Native Dies

Mr. Stanley T. Budd, 81, of Coconut Creek, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at his residence.
A native of Pungoteague, he was the son of the late James Franklin Budd and Ethel Tipton Budd. Mr. Budd was a graduate of the University of Virginia and an Army veteran of World War II.
He retired in 1987 as a sales and management consultant with Goodrich.
Mr. Budd is survived by his wife, Ruth; one sister, Evelyn Layne of Exmore; one nephew, Robert Layne of Davis Wharf; and one niece, Carolyn Layne of Quinby.
A memorial service for Mr. Budd was held at the home on Jan. 12.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Neptune Society of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Chincoteague Woman Dies at SMH

Mrs. Mary Virginia Counts, 80, of Chincoteague died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Earl William and Ida Milbourne.
Mrs. Counts was a homemaker.
She is survived by one son, Carl Knotts of Delaware; one daughter, Kelsie Bower of Chincoteague; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mrs. Counts will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were made by Salyer Funeral Home on Chincoteague.

Atlantic Farmer Dies at PRMC

Mr. Calvin C. Taylor, 76, of Atlantic died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
Born in Assawoman, he was the son of the late Everdena and Cammie Taylor.
Mr. Taylor was a farmer and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic.
He is survived by 10 children, Calvin, Calvert, Clifton, Nettie, Elizabeth, Louveller, Darlene, Cathy, Vandora and Sophia; one sister, Ovie Williams; one brother, Ross Taylor; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Taylor were held Saturday, Jan. 13, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic, with Rev. Harvey Davis officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc., Accomac.

Delmarva Marine Retiree Dies

Mr. William Harvey MacAnanny, 69, of New Church died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his home.
Born in Worchester, Mass., he was the son of the late Harold and Connie Coffin MacAnanny and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Mr. MacAnanny was a retired bay liner with Delmarva Marine and a member of Berea Methodist Church and Moose Lodge in California.
He is survived by his wife, Francine R. MacAnanny; four children, Norma Lyons and Debra Hendrickson of California, Susan Borum of Maryland and Kelley Burkhead of Virginia; one brother, Raymond MacAnanny of Virginia; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Mr. MacAnanny was conducted Friday, Jan. 12, at at Berea Methodist Church by Rev. Louis Timmons.
Memorial donations to remember Mr. MacAnanny may be made to Virginia Hospice, Berea Methodist Church; or the local Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements were made by Fox Funeral Home in Temperanceville.

Atlantic Resident Dies at SMH

Mrs. Ida Mae Copes, 82, of Atlantic died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
Born in Assawoman, she was the daughter of the late Sid and Elizabeth Wharton Williams.
Mrs. Copes was a laborer and a member of St. Joseph Holiness Church in Atlantic.
She is survived by her husband, Walter B. Copes; nine children, Alfonza, Henry, Elton, Helen, Cecil, Shirley, Mitchell, Robert Kerry and Wynell; 23 grandchildren, one of whom she raised; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Mattie Williams; and several other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Copes were held Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Joseph Holiness Church, with Rev. Rosie Copes and Rev. Darrell Copes officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc., Accomac.

Parksley Woman Passes Away

Mrs. Gladys Matthews Deitrick, 88, of Parksley died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Shore LifeCare in Parksley.
She was the daughter of the late Mary P. Chandler and Willie E. Matthews.
An active member of Parksley Baptist Church, Mrs. Deitrick will be remembered as a giving person who dedicated her life to serving others.
She was predeceased by her husband, Virgil Stuart Deitrick Jr. Mrs. Deitrick is survived by two sons, James S. Deitrick and William R. Deitrick of Richmond; one daughter, Sandra D. Kes of Columbus, Ga.; four grandchildren, Stuart and Michael Deitrick, Todd Kes and Sarah Finch; one great-grandchild, Jareth Finch; one sister, Elizabeth M. Mears; and one nephew, Willie E. Mears.
Funeral services for Mrs. Deitrick were conducted at Parksley Baptist Church by Rev. Philip Godwin. Interment was in Parksley Cemetery. Pallbearers were Willie Mears, Donnie Sparrow, Fitz Godwin, Randy Miller, Bill Kes, and Kenny Greene.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Deitrick's name may be made to Parksley Baptist Church, Adelaide Street and Brown Avenue, Parksley, VA 23421.
Funeral arrangements were made by Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Quinby Resident Dies at SMH

Mrs. Marion Clark Belote, 94, of Quinby died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
A native of Hopewell, she was the daughter of the late Shirley W. and Sallie E. Clark,
Mrs. Belote was predeceased by her husband, Willie Lee Belote. She is survived by three sons, Richard E. Belote of Onancock, Billy Lee Belote of Quinby, and Paul Belote of Tasley; one step-son, Eddie Belote of Hallwood; 32 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Mrs. Belote were conducted Thursday, Jan. 11, at Wachapreague Cemetery by the Rev. L. Emerson Twining.
Funeral arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

Teacher Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Marjorie Ann Gibson, 74, of Chincoteague died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, in Nassawadox after a long illness.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Viola Schnell and John J. McDonald.
Mrs. Gibson was a school teacher and a Catholic.
She is survived by her husband, Francis S. Gibson; one son, Dr. Francis S. Gibson Jr. of S. Brunswick, N.J.; two sisters, Joyce Newton of Askroken, Long Island, N.Y., and Rosemary Startz of Golden, Col.; one grandson, Matthew S. Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gibson wil be held at a later date.
Arrangements were made by Fox & Holston Funeral Home, Chincoteague.

Onancock Seamstress Passes Away at SMH

Mrs. Lola Grace Richardson Smith, 93, of Onancock died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
Born in Willis Wharf, she was the daughter of the late Albert Richardson and Nonie Ward Richardson.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was a member of Onancock Volunteer Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary.
Mrs. Smith is survived by one son, William C. Smith of Salisbury, Md.; two daughters, Peggy S. Pruitt of Melfa and Dixie S. Chambers of Cape May Court House, N.J.; six grandchildren, Cindy King, Richard P. Wallace, Danny A. Wallace, Penny Moore, Faith Ann Marsh and Hope Schubert; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by one grandson, William R. Smith.
Graveside services for Mrs. Smith were conducted at Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Onancock Tuesday, Jan. 16, by Rev. Don Roberts.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Smith's name may be made to Onancock Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 28, Onancock, VA 23417.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

Former Nurse's Aide Succumbs

Mrs. Lucy Henniger Lambert, 68, of Nassawadox died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
A native of St. James, Md., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Vinson Henniger.
Mrs. Lambert retired as a nurse's aide at Crownsville State Hospital. She was a member of St. James Brethren Church and Red Bank Baptist Church.
Mrs. Lambert is survived by her husband, Owen A. "Buck" Lambert; one son, Tom Lambert (and his wife, Cindy) of Weirwood; four grandsons, Daniel and Christopher Lambert, both serving with the U.S. Marines, and Clayton and Justin Fisher; one sister, Mary "Sissy" Moser of Boonsboro, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lambert was predeceased by one sister, Ella Mae Hutzell; and three brothers, Melvin Henniger, Eugene Henniger and Paul Henniger.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lambert will be held today, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Red Bank Baptist Church in Marionville, with Rev. Dr. Bill Nieporte officiating. Interment will be Red Bank Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore.

Pastry Shop Retiree Dies

Mrs. Sallie West Nock, 94, formerly of Hacks Neck, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Shore LifeCare at Parksley, where she was a resident.
A native of Harborton, she was the daughter of the late George Borden West and Josephine Griffith West.
Mrs. Nock was retired from the Onancock Pastry Shop. She was a Methodist.
Mrs. Nock was predeceased by her husband, Leland E. Nock. She is survived by one daughter, Katie Mae Killmon (and her husband, Wade) of Hacks Neck; three grandchildren, Mitzi Paul (and her husband, Kerry), Cindy Custis (and her husband, Larry) and Matthew Killmon (and his wife, Lani); two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mrs. Nock were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Onancock Cemetery by Rev. Matthew Killmon.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Nock's name may be made to Evergreen United Methodist Church, c/o Cindy Custis, P.O. Box 155, Pungoteague, VA 23422.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

Retired Waterman Dies in Pocomoke

Mr. Lee Leslie Chelton, 87, of Pocomoke City, Md., died there Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, after a long illness.
Born in Saxis, he was the son of the late Corbie Linton and Lee Clarence Chelton.
Mr. Chelton was a retired waterman and a member of Saxis Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth F. Chelton; one daughter, Barbara Taylor (and her husband, William) of Pocomoke City; two granddaughters, Joy Bardinelli (and her husband, Frank) of Hallwood and Sandee Whyte (and her husband, Kenny) of Stockton, Md.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mr. Chelton will be held today, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at Downings Cemetery in Onancock.
Arrangements were made by Fox Funeral Home in Temperanceville.

Correction

An obituary in last Wednesday's edition of the Eastern Shore Post included an incorrect date provided by the funeral home for the death of 79-year-old John Thomas Williams of Bloxom.
Mr. Bloxom died on Dec. 30, 2000. 


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