Louise B. Hackett
ELDORADO - Louise Brannock Hackett, 86, of Eldorado Road, Rhodesdale, died at her home on Friday, Aug. 15, 2003.
She was born Dec. 25, 1916 in Cambridge, the daughter of the late William Bain Brannock Sr. and India Carol Mills Brannock. Her husband, Luke Kennerly Hackett III, preceded her in death on July 11, 1985.
Mrs. Hackett was a graduate of Cambridge High School in Cambridge, Class of 1933. She had been a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church near Eldorado since 1935. She served on various committees, Administrative Council, Staff Pastor Relations Committee, Board of Trustees, and taught Youth Sunday School for over 35 years.
Mrs. Hackett was employed by the Dorchester County Board of Education from September 1954 until May 1993. She served as manager of the North Dorchester High School cafeteria for more than 30 years. She was a journalist for over 50 years writing community events for the local news media.
Mrs. Hackett assisted her late husband with his truck and dairy farm operations. She was a lifetime member of the Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary, a member of the Dorchester County Farm Bureau, the American Red Cross, Fork District Homemakers club, and lifetime member of the PTA. She was an officer in the Order of the Eastern Star of East New Market. She served as clerk for the town of Eldorado and as an organizer for the local 4-H club. Her interest and hobbies reflected serving her church, community and her family.
Mrs. Hackett is survived by a daughter, Alice Joan Hackett of Salisbury, and a son, Donald Brannock Hackett and his wife, Vanessa Brown Hackett of Eldorado; four grandchildren, Darrell Wayne Messick of Salisbury, Stephen Bain Hackett, Emily Hackett Stone, Donald Brannock Hackett II, all of Eldorado; two great-grandchilden, and a grand-God daughter, Lisa Joan Killmon Stone.
A daughter, Carolyn Hackett Grubb, and a brother, William Bain Brannock Jr. preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today at the Wesley United Methodist Church, near Eldorado, with the Rev. Ruth Tull officiating. Friends may call at the church from 1 - 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Federalsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, c/o Gladys Eskridge, 6406 Raven Ave., Seaford, DE 19973 or to the Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Company, 5752 Eldorado Road, Rhodesdale, MD 21659, or to Dove Pointe, P.O. Box 1610, Salisbury, MD 21802.
Arrangements are being handled by the Framptom Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg.
Richard D. Walton Sr.
CAMBRIDGE - Richard Duane Walton Sr., 46, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003 at the Dorchester General Hospital.
He was born March 9, 1957 in Kane, Pa., the son of the late James and Alice Irwin Walton.
Mr. Walton attended school in the Kane, Pa. area and has been a resident of Cambridge for over 20 years. On Nov. 8, 1984 he married Betty Jean Paul.
Mr. Walton worked at Haddaway's Shell Station in Cambridge for numerous years. After that he worked at D.O.S. Transport in Seaford, Del., up until he became disabled. He enjoyed fishing and working on cars.
Besides his wife of Cambridge, Mr. Walton is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Walton of Federalsburg; four sons, Richard Walton Jr. of Cambridge, Terry Wyatt and his wife, Mary of Cambridge; David Walton and Christopher Walton, both of Kane, Pa.; one sister, Betty Walton of Rochester, N.Y.; three brothers, Gary Walton, Bill Walton, Bob Walton, all of Kane, Pa.; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 10 brothers.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Randall T. Blackmon will officiate. Burial will follow at the East New Market Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Terry Wyatt, Richard Walton Jr., Mark Collins, Frank Bell, Billy Wyatt and Richard King.
Linwood F. Trice Jr.
FEDERALSBURG - Linwood F. Trice Jr, 50, of Federalsburg, died on Friday, August 22, 2003, at Easton Memorial Hospital.
He was born on November 28, 1952, in Easton, the son of Sarah Trice Archer of Smyrna, Del and the late Linwood F. Trice Sr.
He was a graduate of Col. Richardson High School's Class of 1970. He then served in the United States Air Force.
Over the years, he drove a tractor trailer for a variety of local and over the road carriers. He presently owned and operated Triple F Farms, growing grain and raising poultry.
He also operated Mid-Shore Septic and Mid-Shore Potties. He was a member of the Caroline County Farm Bureauna and the Delmarva Poultry Industry and Ducks, Unlimited.
In addition to this mother, he is survived by two sons, Joshua P. Trice of Federalsburg and Sheldon L. Trice of New Freedom, Pa; and by five sisters, Beverly Trice of Seaford, Del, Sharon Varilla of Dover, Del, Linda Christopher of Federalsburg, Kathy Roberts of Bridgeville, Del, and Christine Trice of Centerville, Md; a brother, Keith Trice of Seaford, Del and several neices and nephews. He is also survived by a beloved friend, Middie Adkins of Easton.
Funeral services for him will be held at Frampton Funeral Home, PA in Federalsburg at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Federalsburg. Friends may call between 6 and 9 p.m., on Tuesday evening, at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Reese Payne, Sterling Payne, Tommy Trice, Kevin Noble, James Collins and Scott Christopher.
F. Reese Milligan
BROOKVIEW - Francis Reese Milligan Jr., 77, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 at his residence.
He was born July 26, 1926 in Brookview, the son of the late F. Reese Milligan Sr. and Rachel E. Tull Milligan. His first wife, Virginia "Wink" Jones Milligan, preceded him in death on April 14, 1991.
Mr. Milligan was a World War II Navy Veteran serving from 1944 to 1946. He retired from the former Continental Can Co. in Hurlock after 36 years of service.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg where he served twice as Past Commander from 1992-1993 and 1995-1996, and as Senior Vice Commander; a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 243 in Hurlock; a member of the Choptank Lodge 138 A.F. & A.M., East New Market where he received the 32nd Degree; a member of the Eastern Shore Scottish Rite Club, Boumi Temple, A.A.O. N.M.S. of Baltimore, Eastern Shore Shrine Club, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of MD and Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
Mr. Milligan is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Robbins Milligan; two sons, Arthur R. Milligan of Denton and William C. Milligan of Hurlock; two daughters, Sandra Lee Simmons of Hooper Island and Bonnie Suzanne Wilson of Cambridge; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Milligan of Crossville, Tenn. and Davis L. Milligan of Greenwood, Del.; several nieces and nephews and a close friend, Dawson Anthony.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Framptom Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg. A VFW service will be held at 12:45 p.m. Burial will follow at the Maryland's Veterans' Cemetery, Eastern Shore in Hurlock. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or to the VFW Post 5246, P.O. Box 127, Federalsburg, MD 21632.
Jeanette W. Fehsenfeld
EASTON - Jeanette W. Fehsenfeld of Easton died on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 at The Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 82.
Born Aug. 26, 1921 in Talbot County, she was the daughter of the late Leo Robert and Clara Eberhard Willis. After graduating from Easton High School in 1938, she attended Goldey Beacom Business School and then took a secretarial position with E.I. Dupont in Wilmington, Del.
She later returned to Easton, where she worked as a secretary for Easton Wholesale Candy Company and then for the Honorable Harry E. Clark until her retirement in the 1980s.
A member of Grace Lutheran Church in Easton, she was also a member of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the AARP. She was instrumental in organizing the Free Tax Assistance Program for Senior Citizens. Her loves included walking, gardening, reading, traveling and her family.
Mrs. Fehsenfeld's first husband, George H. Eaton, died in 1972 and her
second husband, Arthur Louis Fehsenfeld, died in 1979; a brother, Lawrence Willis, died on July 12, 2001.
She is survived by a brother, Ralph Willis and his wife Iris of Trappe; a sister, Betty Pinkston of Springbrook, Wis.; her son, Paul Gary Eaton and his wife Dawn of Cambridge; two daughters, Susan F. Davis and her husband Bob of Trappe and Betsy F. Van Auken and her husband Doug of Baltimore; and six grandchildren, Timothy John Eaton, Annie, Luke, and Lindsay Davis, Wil and Ezra Van Auken.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Easton. Friends may call at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Easton, on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m.
Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Norman E. Anderson
BETHLEHEM - Norman Edward Anderson of Newton Road, near Bethlehem died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003 at home. He was 67 years old.
He was born on June 19, 1936, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Norman R. Anderson and Anna Helen Hilgenberg Anderson of Clinton.
He attended Fork Union Military school and graduated from Suitland High School class of 1955. As young man, he was a ball and batboy for the former Washington Senators. He later served in the National Guard for many years.
He was employed by the state of Maryland as the Tender of the East Port Bridge over Spot Creek in Annapolis. He retired in 2000 after 30 years of service.
He later worked for A&K Equipment and Service until his health failed. He was an avid golfer, and a member of the Caroline County Country Club.
He was a big fan of the Washington Redskins, a member of the Suitland Moose Lodge, and enjoyed working in the yard. He also enjoyed time with his dog, "Bubba King Anderson."
Besides his mother, Anna Hilgenberg Anderson of Clinton, he is survived by his loving ex-wife and companion, Julie Hobbs of Hurlock; four sons, Andy Anderson of Fla., Donald "Keith" Anderson of Hurlock, Michael Anderson of Federalsburg, and Norman Anderson of Greensboro; five daughters, Sheri Anderson Kennedy of Hurlock, Carmen Rice of Mechanicsville, Debbie Anderson of Hurlock, Carol Elaine Hardy of La Plata and Angie Anderson of Preston; many grandchildren; a brother, Frank Anderson of Glendale; and a sister, Annalee Silver of Clinton. One brother, George Anderson preceded him in death.
Casual funeral services for him will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Framptom Funeral Home, P.A., 216 North Main St., Federalsburg with Father John Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Junior Order Cemetery in Preston.
Friends may call the Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
The Rev. Roland W. Dennis
CAMBRIDGE - The Rev. Roland W. Dennis, 73, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 at his Bradley Avenue home in Cambridge. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Rev. Robert Wayne Dennis and Winifred Polk Dennis.
He was a graduate of the former Salisbury High School. Upon his graduation, the Rev. Dennis served in the United States Army during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge in 1953.
He attended Morgan State University and transferred to the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He matriculated at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., receiving his degree in Theology.
He served as pastor of the Peninsula Conference of the United Methodist Church for 37 years, serving the following charges: White Haven, two years; Whitman/Sherwood, 1963-70; Trappe/Oxford/Williamsburg, 1970-1977; and Cambridge/Vienna Charge for 27 years, retiring in 1999. He then served as interim pastor for Carmichael/Grasonville charge for a short period.
He was a member of Good Shepherd's Association, a community organization of Cambridge, the Dorchester County Ministerial Association and several other organizations. He was also a member of Friendship United Methodist Church in Allen, Md.
His survivors include a wife of 42 years, Loistine Dennis; one son, Mark Dennis of Potomac; three sisters, Winifred Logan of Philadelphia, Penn., Annie Jones and Lorraine Dorman, both of Allen; three brothers, Carroll Dennis and wife Laura of Philadelphia, Penn., Alfred Dennis and wife Gwendolyn and Elmer Dennis and wife Mary, all of Allen; his mother-in-law Viola Pinkett; a sister-in-law, Virginia Pinkett, both of Cambridge; and many nieces and nephews.
One sister and four brothers, Drucilla Dennis, the Rev. Nathaniel Dennis, Robert, Albert and Jerome Dennis, preceded him in death.
A service of celebration will be held at noon on Tuesday at Friendship U.M. Church in Allen. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Services are being handled by the Jolley Memorial Chapel in Salisbury.
Robert L. Freed
ELLICOTT CITY - Robert Lee Freed of Cambridge died on Aug. 30, 2003. He was survived by his sons, Robert Scott and Thomas Nelson Freed; grandchildren Kelly Anne, Kristofer Scott, Kristen Anne and Gregory Scott Freed; a sister, Margaret Coleman and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends today from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Harry W. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, Inc. at 4112 Old Columbia Pike in Ellicott City, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday.
Burial will be in Lakeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1300 Race St., Cambridge MD 21613.
Robert A. Simms
CAMBRIDGE - Robert A. Simms, 62, of Linkwood, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003 at Dorchester General Hospital. He was the husband of Peggy Kimmey.
Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, are being handled by Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home.
Robert A. Simms
LINKWOOD - Robert A. "Bobby" Simms, 62, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003 at Dorchester General Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Simms was born Sept. 25, 1940, the youngest of seven children to Herman J. Simms and Lillian Knott Simms in St. Mary's County. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Bushwood.
He spent most of his life in Cobb Island where he worked as a waterman. There he also served his community by being a volunteer firefighter for the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Simms also worked as an ironworker in Washington, D.C. for several years.
He missed the water and moving to Cambridge a long time ago, he went back to the occupation he loved so much until his health would not let him continue.
Surviving is his wife, Peggy Louise Kimmey Simms of Linkwood; a son, George E. Simms of Cobb Island; a stepdaughter, Penny Travers of Cambridge; a stepson, James Edward Kimmey Jr. of Madison; a granddaughter, Tonya Moore and her husband, Christopher Sr.; three great-grandchildren, Kaylan, Christopher and Joshua Moore; two sisters, Lucy McLeod and her husband, Donald of Sarasota, Fla., Kitty Lomax of Linkwood; two brothers, John Simms of Silver Spring, Herman Simms and his wife, Patsy of Bonnie Brook in Cambridge; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were a sister, Mary Lillian Simms; a brother, George Simms; a sister-in-law, Alma Simms and a brother-in-law, Nick Lomax.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home where the family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be the Rev. Doug Wooten and the Rev. Edgar Coulby. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Emmett Gore Jr., Jimmy Kilinski, Albert Chasse, David Lomax, Perry Simms and James Saunders.
Larry P. Cornish
CAMBRIDGE - Larry P. Cornish, 52, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2003 at Dorchester General Hospital.
His survivors include his mother, Rosie Cornish of Cambridge; a son, Larry Cornish Jr. of Ohio; a stepson, Mark Bosley of Cambridge; three sisters, Margaret Cephas, Valerie Copper and Audrey George, all of Hurlock; a brother, Bishop C. Cornish of South Carolina.
Services are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will appear in the next edition. The Henry Funeral Home, P.A. is handling the arrangements.
Larry P. Cornish
CAMBRIDGE - Larry Purnell Cornish, 52, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2003 at Dorchester General Hospital after suffering from a short illness.
He was born June 24, 1951 in Cambridge, the son of Rosie Major Cornish and the late Anthony Cornish.
Mr. Cornish attended the public schools in Dorchester County and was a graduate of Cambridge High School, Class of 1970. He worked as a seasonal laborer in Dorchester and Talbot counties.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Cornish Jr. (Rayvette) of Columbus, Ohio and Mark Bosley (Angeline) of Cambridge; five grandchilden, Akil, Amia, Kwesi, Markketta and Markquan; his mother, Rosie Cornish of Cambridge; a brother, Bishop Clarence Cornish (Dora) of Marion, S.C.; three sisters, Margaret Cephas, Valarie Copper (Donald) and Audrey George (Thomas), all of Hurlock; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Andrew and Melvin Cornish and a sister, Ernestine Cornish-Thompson.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethel AME Church in Cambridge. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
There will be a viewing tonight from 7 to 8 at the Henry Funeral Home, P.A.
Patricia W. Wroten
EASTON - Patricia White Wroten, 82, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003 in Easton.
She was born March 5, 1921 in New York City, daughter of the late Rollins and Minnie Glover White. They resided in Westbury, Long Island until 1933 when they moved to Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge High School, Mrs. Wroten attended Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), graduating in 1942 with a bachelor of science degree in dietetics.
She married Raymond Stewart Marshall, who was in the Air Corps and died in North Africa during World War II, leaving her with a young daughter, Carol Marshall Turner.
In August 1946 she married William H. Wroten Jr. They were married 57 years and had two children, Jan. W. Tingle and Thomas W. Wroten, both of Cape Coral, Fla.
Mrs. Wroten studied piano and attended piano workshops at Peabody, University of Maryland and Princeton. She spent many years teaching piano in Salisbury and Cambridge, until her retirement from teaching in 1998.
She was talented in crafts and sewing; her slipcovers found their way into many homes. She was a homemaker and cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wroten is survived by her three children, Carol, Jan and Tom; her 11 grandchildren, Theresa and Asher Tingle, Joy Rowan, Lorien and Sara Wroten, Marshall, Patricia, Dorine, Elisabeth and Judith Geeslin and Trace Hall; and her four great-grandchildren, David and Bethany Geeslin and Cobi and Logan Tingle.
Services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Easton.
Thelma V. Sampson
CAMBRIDGE - Thelma Virginia Sampson, 90, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2003 at the Mallard Bay Nursing Home after being a resident there for a few years.
She was born Jan. 28, 1909 in Dorchester County, daughter of the late Rubin and Helen Eaves-Sampson.
Miss Sampson attended the public schools of Dorchester County. In her early years, she was employed as a hotel worker in Cape May, N.J.
Upon returning to Cambridge, where she spent her entire life, she had employment at the Oakley Beach Hotel, Pokety Farms and the Eastern Shore State Hospital where she served as a dining room supervisor until her retirement.
Miss Thelma, as she was known, was involved in the church and community. She sang with the Mason Choral Club, Senior Choir and the Jacksonian Chorale. She was a member of the Progressive Guild, United Methodist Women and the Hot Meals Program.
In the community, she held membership in the Dorchester General Hospital Auxiliary, Carnation Club, Homemakers Club, and at one time was president of the MesAimes Social and Literary Club, which her mother organized.
Her survivors include a cousin, Lula Travers of Philadelphia and Lula's niece, Etwilla Mae King of Philadelphia; another cousin, Ida Wilson of Cambridge and special friends, Mitchell Wongus, Glenn Ford Sr. and Gertrude Jones, who was like a sister, all of Cambridge.
Preceding her in death, other than her parents, were cousins, Eldridge Mortimer and Edward and Mary St. Clair.
In lieu of floral contributions, monetary donations can be made to Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Waugh Chapel UM Church with the Rev. Dr. William T. Wallace Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Waugh Cemetery.
The Henry Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge is handling the arrangements.
Reginald C. Tindall
HURLOCK - Reginald Carlton Tindall, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003 at the Mallard Bay Nursing Center in Cambridge.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen M. Tindall of Hurlock; three daughters, Theresa Norre Bryant of South Carolina, Eleanor Tindall Payne of Saxis, Va. and Donna Carlene Nuwer of Hurlock; one son, Roy Carlton Tindall of Frankfort, Germany; one stepson, Frank Wright of Hurlock; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Zeller Funeral Home in East New Market is handling the arrangements.
Anna Lee Hicks
CAMBRIDGE - Anna Lee Hicks, 75, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2003 at the Dorchester General Hospital.
She was born April 13, 1928 in Bethel, Del., the daughter of the late Ernest Franklin and Mary Ellen Cartwright Lewis.
She attended schools in Laurel, Del. In 1955 she married Robert Lee Thomas. He passed away in November of 1967. She was later married to Robert A. Hicks in September of 1974.
For a number of years Mrs. Hicks worked at DuPont's in Seaford. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cambridge.
Her survivors include one granddaughter, Luiza Ann Compher of Greenfield, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Compher and Cameron Clay Compher; one sister, Betty Louise Walmsley and her husband, Charles Walmsley of El Paso, Texas; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Mary Ellen "Meg" Kinnamon and her husband, Brice Kinnamon of Cambridge.
In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Roberta Lee Thomas; three sisters, Ida Mae Mowbray, Gertrude Hubbard and Virginia Griffin and four brothers, Floyd W. Newbern, Ernest F. Lewis Jr., John Lewis and David Lewis.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge with the Rev. Dale L. Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the East New Market Cemetery. The family will receive friends today during the hour preceding the service.