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Former Parksley Resident Dies

Mr. Edgar Eugene Sargent, 67, of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., formerly of Parksley, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Port Saint Lucie.
Born in Stillwater, Ky., he had moved to Florida eight years ago.
Mr. Sargent was an engineer and a member of the Pentecostals of St. Lucie.
He is survived by his wife, Eva "Jean" Sargent of Port Saint Lucie; two daughters, Kathleen Turner of Port Saint Lucie and Barbara Jester of Atlantic; two sisters, Shirley Crase of Frankfort, Ky., and Pauline Tibbs of Middletown, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Sargent of Louisville, Ky., and Jim Sargent of Frankfort, Ky.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Sargent was predeceased by two brothers, Daniel and William Sargent Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Sargent were conducted Friday, Jan. 26, at Williams-Parksley Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Johnson officiating. Interment was in Parksley Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Mr. Sargent's name may be made to Pentecostals of St. Lucie, 850 NW Airoso Blvd., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34883.

Modest Town Native Dies in Salisbury

Mrs. Mildred Trader Mapp, 82, of Salisbury, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Salisbury Center, Genesis Elder Care.
Born in Modest Town, she was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Trader.
Mrs. Mapp was a retired domestic laborer and a member of St. James AME Zion Methodist Church in Salisbury.
She was predeceased by her husband, Woody Mapp. Mrs. Mapp is survived by six daughters, Bessie Trader, Rebecca Trader, Mary Clark, Shirley Alexander, Dianne Santiago and Eunice Cherry; five sons, William Trader, Lennie Trader, Lilton Trader, Chester Bundick and Leroy Mapp; six sisters, Ester Savage, Lois Brim, Martha Custis, Sarah Witherspoon, Elizabeth Wright and Eunice Trader; two brothers, Ogress Trader and Stanley Trader; 60 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mapp were held Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. James AME Zion Methodist Church in Salisbury, with pastor Rev. Dr. Charles Mack officiating. Interment was in Burton's Cemetery in Melfa.
Arrangements were made by Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc., Accomac.

Ex-Nurse's Aide Passes Away

Mrs. Mary Trower Lilliston, 101, formerly of Tasley, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Hermitage on the Eastern Shore in Onancock, where she was a resident.
Born in Locustville, she was the daughter of the late George Nock Trower and Elva Tunnel Trower.
Mrs. Lilliston had worked as a nurse's aide in Accomack County and was a member of Locustville United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, John William Lilliston. Mrs. Lilliston is survived by one sister, Flora Trower Garrenton of Portsmouth; two nephews, John F. Garrenton (and his wife, Norma) and Vincent T. Garrenton (and his wife, Helen), both of Portsmouth; and one niece, Marilyn Booker of Gloucester, Va.
Graveside services for Mrs. Lilliston were conducted Friday, Jan. 26, at Edgehill Cemetery by the Rev. Matt Killmon.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Lilliston's name may be made to Locustville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 75, c/o Linda Young, Locustville, VA 23404.
Arrangements were made by Lilliston Funeral Chapel, Accomac.

Former Shirt Factory Worker Passes Away

Mrs. Lillian W. Finney, 87, of Parksley died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at her residence.
Born in Birdsnest, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Lillian Lewis Webb.
Mrs. Finney had retired from the R&G Shirt Corp. in Parksley and was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Parksley.
Mrs. Finney was predeceased by her husband, George Finney, who died in 1968. She is survived by two daughters, Alice Marie Guy of Parksley and Margaret Ann Sylvester of Hendersonville, N.C.; one sister, Norma Willey of Painter; one brother, Hollow Brooke (Stoney) Webb of Keller; four grandchildren, Brenda Everitt of Salisbury, Md., Ray Guy of Parksley, and Michael Sylvester and Susan Lindeman of California; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Finney were conducted Thursday, Jan. 25, at Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley, with the Rev. Donald K. Roberts officiating. Interment was in Parksley Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Finney's name may be made to Zion Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. A.P. Wessells, Accomac, VA 23301; or Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417.

Painter Seafood Laborer Dies

Mrs. Barbara Collins Harmon, 38, a lifelong resident of Painter, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
The daughter of James and Mary Collins, she was a seafood laborer.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Harmon is survived by her husband, Linwood Harmon Sr.; two sons, Linwood Harmon Jr. and Antonio Harmon; one daughter, Shonta Colette Harmon; one brother, James Collins Jr.; and four aunts, Elsie Gunter, Ella Collins, Mary Ayers and Victoria Showell.
Funeral services for Mrs. Harmon were held Saturday, Jan. 27, at Giddens Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Albert Watson officiating. Interment was in Holy Trinity Church Cemetery in Painter.
Arrangements were made by Giddens Memorial Funeral Home in Painter.

Retired Auto Mechanic Dies

Mr. Lee Chandler Jr., 66, of Atlantic died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at his residence.
Born in Deptford, N.J., he was the son of the late Lee and Lucinda Chandler.
Mr. Chandler was a retired automobile mechanic and a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Atlantic.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Chandler; one son, Michael Chandler of Camden, N.J.; two daughters, Arlene Dye of Deptford and Marsha Brown of Virginia; three sisters, Lillian, Rita and Lena of Virginia; and several other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Chandler were conducted Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. John United Methodist Church by pastor Rev. Gary C. Miller. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc., Accomac.

Belle Haven Bookkeeper Dies

Mrs. Sandra T. Spencer, 54, of Belle Haven died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at her residence.
She was the daughter of John and Shirley Climie Breasbois.
Mrs. Spencer was a bookkeeper for David's Nursery in Exmore.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Richard A. Spencer; three daughters, Brenda Kay Ensley of Frederica, Del., Christine Vance of Milford, Del., and Reberta Jones of Lincoln, Del.; one son, Richard A. Spencer Jr. of Belle Haven; two sisters, Bonnie Schmuckle of Kingsley. Mich., and Mary Ellen Andrews of St. John's, Mich.; one brother, Robert Breasbois; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Spencer were held Monday, Jan. 29, in the Craddockville United Methodist Church Social Hall, with the Rev. Jack Pruitt officiating.
Memorial donations in Mrs. Spencer's name may be made to Hospice on the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417; or Shore Cancer Center, P.O. Box 17, Nassawadox, VA 23413.
Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore.

Arcadia Resident Dies There

Mrs. Ruth Ann Gibson Davis, 85, a resident of the Arcadia Nursing Center and former resident of Cheriton and Onancock, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.
Born and reared in Hacksneck, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Isabelle Walers Gibson.
Mrs. Davis was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Cape Charles.
She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Brunette Davis; and two sons, James and Frankie Harrison. Mrs. Davis is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Ann All of Mechanicsville, Va.; one son, Jeff Davis of Melfa; one sister, Josephine Ragland of Spring Hill, Fla.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service for Mrs. Davis was conducted Saturday, Jan. 27, at Mt. Holly Cemetery in Onancock by Rev. Harry Crandall.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Davis' name may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

New Church Man Passes Away

Mr. Franklyn Lee Hickman, 72, of New Church died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Hickman was a member of Berea United Methodist Church in New Church and a past member of New Church Volunteer Fire Company.
Mr. Hickman is survived by his wife of 52 years, Loretta M. Hickman; one daughter, Carolyn H. Shelton (and her husband, Jim) of New Church; one son, Basil Lee Hickman of Pocomoke City, Md.; and two grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Shelton and Joni Leigh Shelton, both of New Church.
A private graveside service for immediate family only, will be held in order to honor Mr. Hickman's request.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Hickman's name may be made to Oak Hall Rescue, P.O. Box 128, Oak Hall, VA 23416; or Berea United Methodist Church, c/o Vivian Shields, New Church, VA 23415; or Hospice of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 332, Onancock, VA 23417.
Arrangements were being handled by the Holloway Melson Funeral Home in Pocomoke, Md.

Eastville Resident Dies at Her Home

Mrs. Lillian Harriet Holdren, 74, of Eastville died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at her residence.
A native of West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Mary Miller Schoolcraft.
Mrs. Holdren was predeceased by her husband, Happy E. Holdren. She is survived by four sisters, Mary Clark and Ruth Arnold, both of Hudson, Fla., and Irene Rider and Alice Jones, both of West Virginia; and two brothers, Ezra Schoolcraft of New Oxford, Pa., and David Schoolcraft of Eastville.
Graveside services for Mrs. Holdren will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 1, at p.m. at Pine Cemetery in New Oxford, Pal, by the Rev. Liffus Rife.
Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore.

Addition

The obituary in last week's Eastern Shore Post for Mrs. Jannie Francis Kellam, 50, of Cape Charles, who died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Obici Memorial Hospital in Suffolk, omitted the name of one of her survivors.
Mrs. Kellam also is survived by her aunt, Catherine Lyons of Eastville. 

Former Onancock Resident Dies

Mrs. Anita Yvonne J. Lewis of Hyattsville, Md., died Thursday, March 1, 2001.
Reared in Onancock, she was the daughter of the late Vedra and John Paul Jones.
Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her husband, O.C. Lewis Jr. She is survived by four daughters, Debbie Napier of Tomball, Texas, Elena Weed of Colonial Beach, Va., Deandra Hartley of Eagle, Idaho and Melanie Patton of Charleston, S.C.; two sons, Kevin Lewis of Austin, Texas, and Kenyon Lewis of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Paula J. Edwards of Charlotte Court House, Va.; one brother, John Paul Jones Jr. of Richmond; and eight grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held on the Shore at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to benefit Alzheimer's research.
Local arrangements are being made by Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley.

Husband of Exmore Native Passes Away

Mr. Ralph F. Devor, 60, of Ayden, N.C., died Monday, March 12, 2001, at his home following a long illness.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Bell Devor of Ayden, who is a native of Exmore; two daughters, Dawn M. Devor of Ayden and April Barrow of Clayton, N.C.; one son, Dwain T. Devor of Lincolnton, N.C.; one sister, Patricia Smith of Dobson, N.C.; two brothers, Buford Devor of Norfolk and Ronald Devor of Bluefield, Va.; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday, March 15, at Ayden United Methodist Church. A graveside service was held Saturday, March 17, at Maple Hill Cemetery in Bluefield.
Memorial donations may be made to Ayden Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 607, Ayden, NC 28513; or University Hospice Home Health, 504B Dexter St., Greenville, NC 27834.
Arrangements were made by Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden.

Taylor Packing Retiree Dies

Mr. Harvey J. Beach, 90, of Wachapreague died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Heritage Hall in Nassawadox.
Born in Wachapreague, he was the son of the late Custis and Maggie Mears Beach.
Mr. Beach was retired from Taylor Packing Company.
He is survived by his wife, Wardean Beach; four step-children, Emma, Hazel and Tom, all of New Jersey, and Preston of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Mable Nock; one sister-in-law, Margaret Beach; one grandson; 14 step-grandchildren; and several other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Beach were held Saturday, March 31, at Herbert Baptist Church in Wachapreague by Rev. Dr. W.R. Ponds. Interment was in Burton's Cemetery in Melfa.
Arrangements were made by Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.

New Church Resident Dies

Ms. Ernestine Blankenship, 61, of New Church died Monday, March 26, 2001, at her residence.
Born in Inez, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Dolly Blankenship.
Ms. Blankenship was a member of Church of Christ in Kentucky.
She is survived by three children, Floyd Dalton Jr. of Yelm, Wash., Terry L. Dalton of Oak Grove, Ky., and Kenneth Dalton of Prineville, Ore.; one sister, Dottie Whitt of Hardy, Ky.; two brothers, Donald Thompson of Sidney, Ky., and Calving Thompson of Turkey Creek, Ky.; several grandchildren, nephews and nieces; and a dear friend, Michael Rash of New Church.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, March 30, at First Baptist Cemetery in Pocomoke City, Md., by Rev. Donnie Bailey.
Arrangements were made by Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville.

Melfa Boy Dies at His Home

Master Taylor Joseph Mears, 7, of Parksley died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his home.
Born in Melfa, he was the son of Harry and Lisa White Mears.
Taylor attended Drummondtown United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Patricia and Joseph White of Accomac; his paternal grandparents, Jean and William Mears of Onancock; his great-maternal grandparents, Helen and Joe White Jr. of Accomac; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were conducted Friday, March 30, at Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Onancock by Robert Green.
Because of the family's interest in Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, they request that memorial donations in Taylor's name be made to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, 8th Floor, Cancer Center, 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Ex-Chincoteague Resident Dies

Mrs. Agnes White Allen, 79, of Shreve, Ohio, formerly of Chincoteague, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Regency Park in Orrville, Ohio.
Born in Chincoteague, she was the daughter of the late Henry C. and Julie Shrieves White.
Mrs. Allen was a seamstress and an avid bowler.
She is survived by four daughters, Julie Pyers Caulier, Lenora Nekunas (and her husband, Nick), and Stella Ruth Smack, all of Parksley, and Georgie Brown (and her husband, Wayne) of Wooster, Ohio; one sister, Irene Short of Onancock; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary Ann Daisey; a brother, James H. White; two sisters, Mary Betts and Mabel White; and two sons-in-law, Alex Caulier and Ralph Lee Smack.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 1, at Christ United Methodist Church by Rev. William Gregory. Interment was in Daisey Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were made by Salyer Funeral Home, Chincoteague.

Chincoteague Native Dies

Mrs. Edna Mae Peterson, 93, of Chincoteague died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Shore LifeCare in Parksley.
Born in Chincoteague, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Clara Melvin Magee.
Mrs. Peterson was a member of Union Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She was predeceased by her husband, Winfred Peterson; and two brothers, John D. Magee and Vernon H. Magee. Mrs. Peterson is survived by three daughters, Lillie Cherrix, Marion Seubert and Ernestine Daisey of Chincoteague; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and one niece.
Funeral services for Mrs. Peterson were held Monday, April 2, at Salyer Funeral Home on Chincoteague, with Rev. William Gregory officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Former Oak Hall Resident Dies

Mrs. Nina B. Phillips, 80, formerly of Oak Hall, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Manokin Manor Nursing Home in Princess Anne, Md.
Born in Makemie Park, she was the daughter of the late Wallace K. and Dorothy Thornton Bull.
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and a member of Downing's U.M. Church in Oak Hall.
She was predeceased by her husband, P.O. (Pep) Phillips; and a brother, Wallace K. Bull Jr. Mrs. Phillips is survived by one son, Ted Phillips (and his wife, Marion) of Lewis Del.; three sisters, Agnes B. Taylor of Signpost, Frances B. Belote of Oak Hall and Dorothy B. Farrell of Milton, Del.; one brother, Avery S. Bull of Manasas; one granddaughter, Belinda Oakley; and one great-granddaughter, Danielle Oakley.
A memorial service for Mrs. Phillips was conducted Sunday, April 1, at Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley by Rev. John V. Sweeney. Interment was in Liberty Cemetery in Parksley.

Nelsonia Woman Passes Away

Mrs. Mary F. Hastings, 98, of Nelsonia died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Arcadia Nursing Center.
Born in Northampton County, she was the daughter of the late Richard Floyd Sr. and Mary Spady Floyd.
She was a member of Johnson's U.M. Church in Machipongo.
Mrs. Hastings was predeceased by her husband, William T. Hastings Sr. She is survived by one son, William T. Hastings Jr. of Machipongo; one brother, Lewis Floyd of Exmore; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for Mrs Hastings were conducted Sunday, April 1, at Johnson's United Methodist Church Cemetery by Rev. Clarence Bowen.
Memorials may be made to Johnson's U.M. Church, c/o Harold Stengle, 3465 Cove Rd., Machipongo, VA 23405.

Belle Haven Man Dies at SMH

Mr. Kalyan Singh, 45, of Belle Haven died Monday, april 2, 2001, at Shore Memorial Hospital.
Born in Susannah, Berbice, Guyana, he was the son of the Bas-dhye Lachman Singh and the late Ansman Singh.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Singh is survived by his wife, Florence W. Singh; four sisters, Yuna Singh of Queens, N.Y., Inrowti Rampersaud of Belle Haven, Dhandai Singh of Susannah, Guyana and Nandranie Singh of Guyana; and two brothers, Bhola Ansman Singh of Sydney, Australia and Rishie Singh of New Jersey.
Graveside services for Mr. Singh will be conducted today, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Belle Haven Cemetery by Rev. Jack Pruitt.
Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home, Exmore.


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