Robert M. Short
BEACH HAVEN - Robert Mace Short, 49, passed away Friday, July 18, 2003 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
He was born Nov. 26, 1953 in Cambridge, son of the late Robert James Short and Geraldine Frazier Short.
Mr. Short was a 1971 graduate of North Dorchester High School. Until March of 2003, he had been employed with Hill's Electric since the age of 16.
He is survived by one sister and her husband, Bobbi and Greg Cole of Hurlock; one niece, Samantha Cole and one nephew, Taylor Cole, both of Hurlock.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Zeller Funeral Home in East New Market. The Rev. George E. Hufnagel will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Dorchester County, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Frieda L. McCollister
CAMBRIDGE - Frieda L. McCollister, 85, died Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2003 at the Mallard Bay Care Center. She had been a resident at the care center for four weeks.
She was the wife of the late Eldridge E. McCollister.
Arrangements are being handled by the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.
Alzada D. Hammons
PRESTON - Alzada D. Hammons, 70, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.
She was born Sept. 25, 1932 in Lyons, Ga., the daughter of the late Willie and Minnie Mae Everett Davis. Her husband, Leroy Hammons, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hammons worked at the Bumble Bee Co. in Cambridge and enjoyed fishing.
She is survived by a great niece, Sharon Morris of Preston and Betty Wise of Hurlock, whom she raised as a daughter; and a sister, Johnnie Louise Cobbs of Florida.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Caldwell, Georgia Adams and Mrs. Charles Graves and one brother, Cleveland Everett.
Funeral services will be held noon Monday at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral home, P.A. in Federalsburg. Burial will follow in Federal Hill Cemetery in Federalsburg. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday at the funeral home.
James R. Norris Jr.
EASTON - James R. Norris Jr., died Sunday, July 13, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Easton.
Mr. Norris retired from the Washington Gas Co. after 38 years and moved to Cambridge from Montgomery County.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Doris Norris; two sons, Steve and Bruce; a daughter, Kathy Brown and five grandchildren.
Services and burial were held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood on July 16.
Frieda L. McCollister
CAMBRIDGE - Frieda L. McCollister, 85, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2003 at the Mallard Bay Care Center. She was the wife of the late Eldridge E. McCollister and had resided at the local facility for the past four weeks.
She was born Aug. 7, 1917 at Madison, the daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Fredericka Schulze Brooks. She was raised and attended public schools in Cambridge and as a young woman worked at the Rob Roy shirt factory in Cambridge.
She was married to Mr. McCollister on June 20, 1945 and for many years resided at Bucktown. Mr. and Mrs. McCollister worked together in the operation of their sawmill and butcher shop. Mrs. McCollister enjoyed baseball, flowers and birds and with her husband was also involved in various facets of horse racing. Mr. McCollister passed away on May 19, 1991.
Mrs. McCollister is survived by one daughter, Diane M. Murphy and her husband, Jim of Cambridge; one son, Kenneth E. Mills and his wife, Phyllis of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; a son-in-law, James B. Nichols of East New Market; four grandchildren, Matthew Mills, Mark Mills, Michael Mills and James J. Murphy; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilmer Brooks and Arnold Brooks, both of Cambridge; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Nichols, who passed away on July 14 and a brother, Carlton Brooks.
A graveside service will be conducted 11:30 a.m. today at Dorchester Memorial Park by the Rev. Joan P. Evans. There will be no calling hours.
Pallbearers will be Roger Adams, Roger Adams Jr., Toby Adams, Mark Adams, Dennis McCollister and Steve McCollister.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, c/o Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or the Immanuel United Church of Christ, 900 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements are by the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.
Richard M. Hunt
HUDSON - Richard Marion "Rick" Hunt, 48, was pronounced dead Thursday morning, July 24, 2003 at Dorchester General Hospital.
Surviving is his wife, Terry Hunt.
Mr. Hunt was the owner of Madison Canning House Café and Sportsbar and also Madison Bay Campground and Marina.
Arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are being handled by the Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.
Bessie V. Ricketts
FEDERALSBURG - Bessie Viola Haynes Ricketts, 80, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Ruxton Health of Denton.
She was born on Sept. 9, 1922 in Federalsburg, the daughter of the late Benjamin Haynes and Anna Gertrude Truxon Haynes.
She graduated from Lockerman High School. Later she married Francis E. Ricketts, who preceded her in death. To this union, three children were born.
Before retirement, Mrs. Ricketts worked for Caroline Poultry and Maryland Plastics.
At an early age, Mrs. Ricketts became a Christian. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church for many years before moving on to the Church of God of Prophecy in Eldorado. She was a diligent church worker and was a member of the Senior Choir, the Usher Board, a Sunday School Teacher, and Communion Steward.
She loved traveling with her family and enjoyed every moment to be involved in family gatherings.
She is survived by two sons, Eugene Ricketts of Denton and Stanley Ricketts of Harberson, Del.; a daughter, Vivian Daniels of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters-in-law, Un Suk Ricketts and Shirley Ricketts and one son-in-law, Jimmie Daniels; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Emma Jones of Federalsburg; two sisters-in-law, Rachel Brummell and Frances Ricketts; two brothers-in-law, Noble Simms and Jerry Jones, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services for her were held July 19, 2003 at noon at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, P.A. Burial followed in Federal Hill Cemetery in Federalsburg.
Courtney R. Whaples
PRESTON - Courtney Renee Whaples, 22, of Secretary, died Friday morning, July 18, 2003 as a result of an automobile accident in Preston.
Born on Sept. 6, 1980 in Easton, she is the daughter of Robert Leroy Whaples and Monnie Slacum Whaples of Woolford.
Ms. Whaples was a graduate of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, Class of 1998. She was a member of the National Honor Society, played on the field hockey team and was a cheerleader. She had also attended Chesapeake Community College.
She had worked at Snapper's Waterfront Cafe in Cambridge. For the past two years, she had worked for the Dorchester County Board of Education as a school secretary at Choptank Elementary School and Sandy Hill Elementary School. She was a member of the DAEOP and MSTA.
Ms. Whaples enjoyed being with her family and friends. In her earlier years, she liked to swim and became a lifeguard. Her hobbies included boating, fishing, gardening and traveling. She was an avid fitness enthusiast.
Surviving besides her parents, Bob and Monnie Whaples of Woolford, is her boyfriend Jamie Harrington of Secretary, with whom she resided.
She is also survived by her brother, Robert Wesley Whaples and his wife Katie; paternal grandmother Ellen Juanita Whaples of Cambridge; a nephew, Andrew Leroy Whaples; aunts and uncles Nancy and Edward Budd, Janet and Gary Willey, Tern and Don Wrigley; her boyfriend's family, which include Jamie's parents, Kaye Harrington and Phil Harrington and Jamie's sisters Erica Covey and Iris Gehring.
Ms. Whaples is also survived by cousins Gary Willey Jr., Traci Dunn, Cami Jones, Jeff Willey, Brian Willey, Dillon Wrigley, Celsea and Katelyn Jones, McKenna Dean and Madison Dunn and several friends.
Preceding her in death were her paternal grandfather Charles Leroy Whaples and maternal grandparents Burnette Ritchie Slacum and Lottie Bell Johnson Slacum.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday in the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark W. Farnell officiating at the service. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Weber, Chris Webber, John Thomas, Mickey Assmussen, Thomas "Tee" Spicer Jr. and Sam Slacum.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made by either sending flowers or making memorial offerings in Courtney's memory to C-SDHS Cheerleading Squad, c/o Sherry Swann, 1424 Taylors Island Road, Woolford, MD 21677.
Helen C. Mace
CAMBRIDGE - Helen C. Mace, 90, of Taylors Island, passed away at the Chesapeake Woods Center on Saturday, July 19, 2003. Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, are being handled by the Thomas Funeral Home.
John L. Mowbray
CAMBRIDGE - John L. Mowbray, 59, passed away at his home Monday, July 28, 2003. He had been in failing health since March. He was the husband of the former Joan Garrett, whom he married on Aug. 24, 1967.
Mr. Mowbray was born Dec. 19, 1943 in Cambridge, the son of the late Clifford B. and Helen Havlick Mowbray. He attended schools in Cambridge and was a 1961 graduate of Cambridge High School.
Enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1961-1965, he served at the Bay of Pigs invasion at Cuba and later in Japan. Mr. Mowbray worked as an electrician for most of his life, and had been self-employed for the past 20 years.
Mr. Mowbray was a member of Local 24 IBEW, American Legion Post 91, and VFW Post 7460. He was a communicant of St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church.
Since 1988, he had been involved with Cambridge Little League. His interests included fishing and boating and involvement with the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Mr. Mowbray's survivors include his wife, Joan G. Mowbray of Cambridge; two sons, John L. Mowbray Jr. and Bernard G. Mowbray, both of Cambridge; one brother, Clifford Benjamin Mowbray Jr.; one sister, Patricia Wood of Centreville and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church in Cambridge. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery in Secretary.
The family will receive friends at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge from 7:30 to 9 tonight.
Pallbearers will be Louis Tomey, Kevin Willey, A. Delmer Willey Jr., Mike Willey, Eric Willey and Buddy Pritchett.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.
James C. Blades
EASTON - James C. Blades, formerly of Cambridge, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.
Arrangements, which are incomplete, are being handled by the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge.
Betty J. Hiser
RUSKIN, Fla. - Betty Jane Hiser, 75, passed away late Thursday night, July 24, 2003 at the Life Path Hospice House in Sun City Center. She was the wife of Joseph L. Hiser and had been in failing health for several years.
She was born Sept. 17, 1927 at Fishing Creek, the daughter of the late William Vernon and Alice Creighton Travers. She was raised and attended public schools at Fishing Creek and as a young woman worked in several of the local crab houses there.
In the mid-1960s she moved to Aberdeen where she worked as a waitress. On Nov. 22, 1978 she was married to Mr. Hiser. Since 1984 the Hisers have made their home in Florida. Betty Jane enjoyed doing crafts and RV'ing.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jean Hochreiner of Cambridge; three grandchildren, Ruthie Hughes of Cambridge, Gail Fleming of Jacksonville, Fla. and Nelson Goslin Jr. of Crapo; four great-grandchildren, William Nelson Goslin, Hannah Goslin, Anthony Hughes and Hunter Hughes; a stepson Daniel J. Hiser of Conowingo; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Lynn Briggs of Virginia; five stepgrandchildren; five sisters, Doris Parks of Wingate, Olive Truitt of Hudson, Peggy Cannon of Cambridge, Faye Williams of Salisbury, Bonnie Fitzhugh of East New Market; two brothers, Calvin Travers and Michael Travers, both of Cambridge and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Hiser was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth E. Travers and two brothers, Leroy Travers and William V. Travers Jr.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge by the Rev. Douglas M. Ridley and David W. Tolley. Burial will follow in Dorchester Memorial Park.
Friends will be received by her family at the funeral home from 7:30 to 9 tonight.
Memorials may be made to the Life Path Hospice House, 908 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573.
Active pallbearers will be members of Mrs. Hiser's family. Honorary bearers will be Levin Elzey, Marvin Parks, Timmie Cannon, Bill Fitzhugh, Ronnie Williams, Robert Tripp and Russ Hibble.
Richard M. Hunt
HUDSON - Richard Marion "Rick" Hunt, 48, was pronounced dead Thursday morning, July 24, 2003 at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge.
He was born April 14, 1955 in Charleston, W. Va., the son of Jane Grimm Hunt of Ashland, Ohio and Denzil Hunt of Mansfield, Ohio.
Mr. Hunt was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany and the United States.
On June 4, 1994 he married the former Teresa "Terry" MacDonald. In 1998 he and his wife moved to the Neck District of Dorchester County from the Western Shore.
Mr. Hunt was an owner of Madison Canning House Café and Sportsbar and also Madison Bay Camp Ground and Marina. Rick, as he was known by his family and friends was a die hard Cleveland Browns Football fan, Cleveland Indians Baseball fan and NASCAR fan, especially fond of Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Surviving besides his parents and his wife of nine years of Hudson are a brother, Denzil Hunt Jr. of Ashland, Ohio; father-in-law Vincent W. MacDonald of Cambridge; stepmother, Darlene Hunt of Mansfield, Ohio; two nephews, Denzil Lee Hunt II of Ashland, Ohio, Corey Hunt, also of Ashland and currently serving in Iraq. He is also survived by remaining brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.
Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lee and Daultie Hunt; maternal grandparents, Marion Albert Grimm and Lena Elizabeth Cornwell of West Virginia and mother-in-law, Helen MacDonald.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officiating will be the Rev. Richard E. Hayes of St. Johns Chapel in Cornersville. Burial will follow at Spedden-Seward Cemetery, Cambridge.
Pallbearers will be Rick MacDonald, John Moore, Frank Nabozny, Tony Vpdegraff, Denzil Lee Hunt II and David MacDonald.
Ann W. Faulkner
EASTON - Ann W. Faulkner, 70, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.
She was born March 13, 1933 in Wye Mills, the daughter of the late William Roe and Rose Cosden Wolcott.
A 1949 graduate of Centreville High School, she attended Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. In 1954 she began a career with the Maryland State Police in Easton retiring in 1983 after 30 years. After retirement she worked as a homemaker for 12 years, typing medical manuscripts for Waverly Press, Easton and in 1984 as a bookkeeper for Dr. James P. Thompson, ophthalmologist, until her illness in March 2003.
Mrs. Faulkner enjoyed traveling, the beach and her friends.
Mrs. Faulkner is survived by her husband, Ray E. Faulkner, whom she married March 1, 1958; a brother, William E. Wolcott of Sebring, Fla.; two sisters, Elizabeth Gilbert of Easton and Grace DeBaufre of Horsham, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, David and Ruth Wolcott who died in 2001.
Friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Easton.
A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Easton. Burial will be at the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Easton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601.
Julia S. Thomas
EASTON - Julia S. Thomas, 61, formerly of Cambridge, died Sunday, July 29, 2001 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.
She was born Jan. 9, 1940 in Cambridge, the daughter of Anne Henry Spedden Klahold of Cambridge and the late Charles D. Spedden.
After graduating from Cambridge High School in 1958, she attended Salisbury State Teachers College, which is now Salisbury University, where she earned her B.A. degree in education in 1962. She then taught in Cambridge Elementary Schools until 1967. After moving to Easton, she assisted her husband in the operation of the Easton Dairy Queen.
A resident of Easton since 1969, she was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and the YMCA of Talbot County, where she taught aerobics and aqua aerobics. She enjoyed playing tennis in Easton and Cambridge and in reading and tending to her yard.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Thomas, is survived by her husband, George A. Thomas, who she married August 1962 in Cambridge; three daughters - Tracie T. Lahman and her husband, Justin, of Easton, Amy T. Gross and her husband, Bill, of Easton and Laura T. Coutsolioutsos and her husband, Terry, of Bradenton, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Spedden of Cambridge and Douglas Spedden of Woodbridge, Va. and six grandchildren - Dylan Lahman, Lauren Lahman, Evan Lahman, Thomas Gross, Claire Gross and Max Coutsolioutsos.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark's UM Church in Easton. Burial will follow at Oxford Cemetery in Oxford.
Friends may call at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Easton, from 7 to 9 tonight.
Memorial donations may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601 or to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 100 Peachblossom Road, Easton, MD 21601.
HURLOCK - A memorial service for R. Estelle Thompson will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Hurlock. Inurnment will be private. Miss Thompson died on July 10, 2001 at Chesapeake Woods Center in Cambridge.
The Zeller Funeral Home in East New Market is handling the arrangements.
Eleanor D. Harrington
CAMBRIDGE - Eleanor D. Harrington, 90, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at the Chesapeake Woods Center.
She was the wife of the late Calvin Harrington Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Mary's Refuge of Sinner's Catholic Church in Cambridge. Burial will follow at Christ Episcopal Churchyard.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m.