Marzella A. Jones
CAMBRIDGE - Marzella Anderson Jones, 77, passed away early Monday morning, April 15, 2002 at her home.
She was born May 19, 1924 on Deal Island, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Rachel Anderson.
Mrs. Jones received her education in the Dorchester County public schools. She was a member of the class of 1943.
Mrs. Jones was employed by the J. M. Clayton Co. for many years. She was a lifetime member of Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church.
On Feb. 14, 1946 she married James Isaac Jones. He preceded her in death.
Her survivors include two children: Randall Anderson (Sylvia) and Joyce Jones (Richard), both of Cambridge; nine grandchildren: Kurt Conway of Baltimore, Kelly Anderson of Cambridge, Audra Wilson of Baltimore, Kim Williams (George "Ted") of Hampton, Ga., Terrance Jones (Pat) of Federalsburg, Darryl Jones of Cambridge, Tina Cornish (Thomas) of Cambridge, Timothy Jones Sr. (Kim) of Fayetteville, N.C. and Michelle Trego (Herman) of Cambridge; eight great-grandchildren: Ted, Tyrik, Tynesha, Andre', Rhontrece, Tykera, Timothy and Kayla. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Nicie Jones of Cambridge and Rosalee Brown of Delaware; two brothers-in-law, Bobby Jones of Hurlock and Henry Jones of New Jersey; two nieces, Estella Johnson and Brenda Anderson, both of Cambridge; two nephews, George and Theodore Anderson of Cambridge and a number of other relatives.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Pauline, Loretta and Corean; two brothers, Preston and George; five nephews, Fred, Preston, Fredrick, Charles and Rudolph; three nieces, Pearl, Ruth and Julia.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church in Cambridge with the Rev. Dr. William T. Wallace Sr. officiating. Burial will be held in Waugh Cemetery in Cambridge.
Floyd A. Whirley
METTER, Ga. - Floyd Atkins Whirley, 61, formerly of Cambridge, passed away at his home in Metter on Sunday, April 14, 2002.
He was born Oct. 14, 1940 in Laytonsville, Md., the son of the late Hayden Glender and Mamie Atkins Whirley.
Mr. Whirley had worked for the P.O. Day Paving Co. for 34 years. He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Agriculture Department and was also a past president of the Maryland Tractor Pullers' Association, having served as president on several occasions.
Mr. Whirley had made his home in Cambridge for the past 27 years. For a number of years he had operated Patchwork, Inc. doing paving work in the area, until he retired last year.
He had maintained a residence in Metter since 1997. While living in Georgia, he had worked as a deputy sheriff of Screven County as well as a special deputy for Candler County.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: John and Belinda Whirley of Millen, Ga. and Frank and Carol Whirley of Woolford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Kelly Hubbard of East New Market and Ruth and Eddie Bramble of Woolford. He is also survived by five sisters: Ella Etzler of East New Market, Louise Whirley of Keedysville, Marie Wayne of Germantown, Lou Perry of Gaithersburg and Jeanie Whirley of Keedysville; two brothers: Gus Whirley of Satsuma, Fla. and Bobby Whirley of Derwood and 15 grandchildren: Mikey, Logan, James, Troy, Mac, Lucas, Dakota, Kelly Jr., Kelsey, Douglas, Eddie, Christopher, Samantha, Frank Jr., Courtney and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge with the Rev. Robert G. Kirkley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East New Market Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 280, East New Market, MD 21631 or to the Linkwood-Salem Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 66, Linkwood, MD 21835.
F. Waldo Manuel
CAMBRIDGE - F. Waldo "Walt" Manuel, 86, passed away Tuesday night, April 9, 2002 at the V.A. Medical Center in Baltimore.
He was born Aug. 16, 1915 in St. John's, Newfoundland, the son of the late Fred William and Florence Oaks Manuel.
At the age of 8 his family moved to Everett, Mass., where he was raised and attended public schools. Including time spent in the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Army, and the Army Reserve, from 1938 until 1975, he was a member of the U.S. military in some capacity.
In the 1950s, he moved to LaPlata, where he was a self-employed building contractor and owned and operated a concrete plant, manufacturing pre-cast products. He also held a private pilot's license and owned, flew and leased several airplanes.
In 1964 he married the former Rebecca Wynkoop and in 1975 upon retirement, the Manuels moved permanently to Cambridge. Mrs. Manuel passed away on Feb. 8, 1995.
Mr. Manuel was a member of Dayspring Masonic Lodge in West Newfield, Maine; Dorchester Post 91 American Legion; Choptank Memorial Post 7460, VFW; the Grand National Waterfowl Association and Ducks Unlimited.
Mr. Manuel is survived by one daughter, Susan Schmidt of Denton; two sons, Wayne Manuel of Brandywine and Bruce E. Manuel of Hollywood, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one nephew, Wes Allen of Monroe, La.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Maryland Veterans' Cemetery at Beulah at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Denzil T. Cheek officiating. Full military honors will be given.
Friends will be received at the Thomas Funeral Home from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Paul M. Riggins Jr.
EASTON - Paul M. Riggins Jr., passed away Thursday, April 11, 2002 at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are being handled by the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Clayton M. Roberts
VIENNA - Clayton M. Roberts, 58, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2002 in North Arundel General Hospital in Glen Burnie.
Mr. Roberts was born May 21, 1943 in Cambridge, the son of the late William Henry and Flossie Jones Roberts.
He was raised and attended schools in Dorchester County.
Mr. Roberts held numerous jobs, which included farm work and the position of maintenance mechanic at B. J. Linthicum and Sons, Connelly Containers and the Eastern Shore Rendering Plant.
He was affiliated with The Talbot Royals Motorcycle Club before organizing the Warriors Motorcycle Club.
He is survived by one daughter, Tanna Cornish and her husband Monroe of Cambridge; two sons, Gregory and Terry Aldridge, both of Vienna; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Peterson and her husband, Elder Alvin Peterson of Elwood; one brother, James E. Roberts Sr. and his wife, the Rev. Shirley C. Roberts of Thompsontown; a sister-in-law, Ruby Roberts of Cambridge and a brother-in-law, Frederick Jones Sr. of Hawkeye as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by three brothers: William, Isadore and Phillip Roberts; two sisters, Barbara Jean Roberts and Inez Jones; his long-time companion Angeline Aldridge and a son, Master Sgt. Darrell Aldridge.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Faith Deliverance House of Prayer in Elwood with Elder Alvin Peterson officiating.
Burial will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Hurlock.
Mary Louise Adams, 62
SEAFORD - Mary Louise Adams of Seaford died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, in at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. She was 62.
Ms. Adams was the daughter of the late Norval and Elizabeth Elliott. She lived most of her life in Laurel.
Working various jobs and on the family farm, she was a kind and giving lady who touched many lives and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her ex-husband, Melvin R. Adams Sr. of Laurel; six daughters and two sons-in-law, Teresa and Logan Herbert of Ellendale, Crystal Bounds of Seaford, Anita and Bill Cady of West Henrietta, N.Y., Annette Cosgrove of Seaford, April Adams of Bridgeville, and Brenda Adams of Laurel; a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin R. and Nina Adams Jr. of Tinker Airforce Base, Okla.; and eight grandchildren, Jordan Herbert of Ellendale, Stanley Bounds, Marcus Bounds, Megan Cosgrove and Dustin Cosgrove, all of Seaford, Martina Adams of Laurel, and Stephanie Adams and Brittney Adams, both of Tinker Airforce Base.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Christ Evangelistic Church, Laurel.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, DE 19956.
Owena Cephas, 74
BRIDGEVILLE - Owena Cephas of Bridgeville died of natural causes Thursday, April 18, 2002, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 74.
Mrs. Cephas was known for her seamstress ability and she lived to love her children, grandchildren and family.
She was a member of the Mount Calvary Church, Bridgeville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cephas and a daughter, Cheryl Cephas.
She is survived by a son, Charles L. "Butch" Cephas of Bridgeville; two daughters, Nancy Cephas Bridgeville and Katrina Cephas of Washington, D.C.; a brother, Buchanan Blackwell of Texas; three sisters, Malinda Gibson of Wagram, N.C., Maggie Boronell of Orlando, Fla., and Katrina Meeks of New York; six grandchildren, Tammy Cephas, Debbie Riddick, Doren Cephas, Justin Cephas, Michaela Cephas and Chancellor Cephas; two great-grandchildren, Shanice and Dale Riddick and two devoted friends, Lona Mae Horne and Alonia Tue.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Calvary Church, Bridgeville.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church, where friends may also call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Arrangements by Harris-Nock Funeral Services, Greenwood.
Martha Street Ferneyhough, 82
LAKE PLACID, Fla. - Martha Street Ferneyhough of Lake Placid died Monday, April 1, 2002, following heart surgery in a Tampa Hospital. She was 82.
During World War II, Mrs. Ferneyhough served in the Women's Army Corps in the United States and in the Pacific.
She was a native of Richmond, and for many years she was employed by Abbott, Proctor & Payne, and American Lace Leather in Richmond; and later by Brooks Brothers, a produce broker in Homestead.
In recent years, she and her husband had maintained residences in both Lake Placid, and Lewes, Del.
Mrs. Ferneyhough was a member of River Road Church, Baptist, in Richmond for many years and was a former Sunday school teacher.
She was preceded in death by her parents, America Virginia Ferneyhough Street and Walter Scott Street Sr.; a sister Elizabeth Street; and four brothers, Walter Scott Street Jr., Waddy David Street, William Alpheus Street, and George Ferneyhough Street.
She is survived by her husband, Henry H. Ferneyhough; a stepdaughter, Pam Buck; two stepgranddaughters, Mandy and Lindsey Buck; three sisters-in-law, Virginia Street, Louise Street and Margaret Street Robbins; three nephews, Scott Street III, Waddy Street, and William Street; three nieces, Margaret Heflin, Merrie Yosua, and Sherri Keck; seven great-nieces; seven great-nephews; and one great-great-nephew.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of River Road Church, Baptist, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.
Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association; River Road Church, Baptist, Richmond, VA 23229 or a charity of one's choice.
Elizabeth 'Libby' McThenney Newman, 56
MILTON - Elizabeth "Libby" McThenney Newman of Milton died after a long illness Sunday, April 14, 2002, in Bayhealth/Kent General Hospital in Dover. She was 56.
Mrs. Newman was born July 17, 1945, in Kissimmee, Fla., daughter of Katherine Greene and the late Walter McThenney Sr.
She spent some of her younger years in Delaware and attended the Lewes DuPont Art School in Lewes. Later, she moved back to Florida, and was a trained manager at the Holiday Inn Motels.
Mrs. Newman was a member of the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Usher Board, and a member of the Eastern Star in Kissimmee.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Arthur Newman Sr. in 1961.
In 1978, she moved back to Delaware to be with her mother and stepfather. She joined Friendship Baptist Church, in Lewes, and served on the usher board until failing health. She was a faithful member, serving anywhere she could. She was always ready go to Usher Day's with her stepfather.
She was employed at Doxsee Foods, Lewes until the closing of the plant. Then she later became a certified nurse assistant until her illness failed. Even after her illness was failing, she still was determined to continue to go to church or work, until she couldn't any longer. Her faith was so strong, that she believed, one day, she was going to walk back in Friendship Baptist one more time.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her stepfather, Francis Greene; four children, Arthur Newman Jr. and his wife, Beverly and Kathy Newman, all of Tacoma, Wash., Jaliett Newman of Seattle, Wash., and Ronnie Newman and his wife, Sandra, of Milford; a stepsister, Tanya Garcia and her husband, Hellet, of Delaware; a god sister, Della Miller of Harbeson; four half-sisters, Renee Mc Thenney and her friend, Dallas and Cynthia McThenney, all of Melbourne Fla., Linda Robinson of Buffalo, N.Y., Tina Bryant of Vera Beach, Fla.; five half-brothers, Walter Knight Jr. , Perry McThenney, Walter McThenney and Walter McThenney, all of Melbourne; five aunts, five grandchildren , two stepgrandchildren, two daughter-in-laws, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Michelle Lynn Richards, 35
SMYRNA - Michelle Lynn Richards died Friday, April 19, 2002, in her home with her loving family by her side. She was 35.
Mrs. Richards was born Aug. 16, 1966, daughter of Pam Nickerson and Ernie Richards.
She graduated with honors from Hollywood Hills High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in 1984.
She and her husband were married May 16, 1987, and shared 17 beautiful years together. She enjoyed being a supportive and devoted wife, and they enjoyed traveling to many places.
In 1998, they were blessed with their angel, Brittney Michelle spent the last four years devoting all her time, love and energy raising their daughter
In 1999, she began her pursuit to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated with honors from Del-Tech, Dover in May 2001 with an LPN degree. She had hoped to continue on to earn an RN degree.
Even during her battle for health, she remained extremely active and mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her interests included camping, watching her husband race his car, going to car shows, and spending endless time playing, educating and loving her daughter.
In addition to her husband and daughter, she is survived by three sisters, Susan Hartnett, Shawn Clark and Daphne Hahn, all of Dover; and two special friends, Marcy Gant, of Maryland, and Annette Leary, of Mass.
Services will be noon Tuesday at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to: Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Oliver E. Robinson Jr., 96
REHOBOTH BEACH - Oliver E. Robinson Jr. of Rehoboth Beach died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 96.
Mr. Robinson was born in Traynor, Pa., son of the late Oliver E. Sr. and Grace Holden Robinson.
He was a graduate of Washington College, Chestertown, Md., in 1932. He also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Robinson was a sports official for a large part of his life and had been inducted into the Washington College Sports Hall of Fame.
He had been a math teacher for 35 years at Lower Marion High School, Ardmore, Pa.
Mr. Robinson was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy S. Robinson of Rehoboth; two sons, Oliver E. Robinson III of Ocean City, Md. and Jeff Robinson of Collegeville, Pa.; a daughter, Jacqueline Lethemon of South Padre Island, Texas; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes. The Rev. Jack Abel will officiate.
Burial will be in private.
Contributions are suggested to Epworth Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Joseph 'Joe' M. Peacock, 86
LEWES - Joseph "Joe" M. Peacock of Lewes died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 86.
Mr. Peacock was born in Philadelphia, son of the late John and Emma Waldenberger Peacock.
He enjoyed playing cards and listening to the Phillies baseball games.
He is survived by a sister, Claire Davies of Lewes, with whom he resided and who cared for him for over 40 years.
Friends may call from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Graveside services will be in Lewes Presbyterian Cemetery, Kings Highway, Lewes.
Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of your choice.
Roderick Swain, 64
HURLOCK, Md. - Roderick Swain of Hurlock died Friday, April 19, 2002, after a long battle with cancer. He was 64.
He was preceded in death by his mother, stepfather, two sisters and a brother.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki Swain; seven children, Brittany Swain and Brandon Swain, both Hurlock, Kim Howard of Virginia, Vicki Sharpe of Florida, Christina Spaugy of Pennsylvania, Reenie Cramer and Sheri Ralph, both of Delaware; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; a sister, Shirley Dunsmore of Baltimore.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Chapel in Beulah.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Dorchester County Unit, c/o Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Arrangements by Zeller Funeral Home, East New Market.
Gloria Jean Marine
DOVER, Del. - Gloria J. Marine, 54, passed away Friday, April 19, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del.
She was born Feb. 21, 1948 in Cambridge the daughter of the late Mary (Marine) Garrison and Howard Manokey. She attended Mace's Lane High School. Her life was being a homemaker and mother and grandmother to her family.
Mrs. Marine is survived by a daughter, Donna; sons, Duane and Melvin Marine; sisters, Estella Marine, Connie Travers, Patsy Hines and Rosemary Marine, all of Cambridge; brothers, Howard Marine of York, Pa. and Samuel Waters of Baltimore. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Diontay Copper, Keyondra, Na'Quisha, Duane Jr., Alexis and Tysha Marine; one daughter-in-law, Angela Marine, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held noon Saturday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Cambridge, where friends called two hours prior to the service.
Arrangements were handled by the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover, Del.
Virginia V. Mister
WITTMAN - Virginia Valerie Mister, 65, formerly of Tilghman, died Friday, April 26, 2002 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.
She was born April 14, 1937 on Abington, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph Anthony and Mary Virginia Bennum Dreslinski.
After graduating from Easton High School, she married Severn Reid Mister in August of 1955. They made their home in Oxford until moving in the late 1950s to Tilghman where they worked together in a wholesale crab business known as Tilghman Island Crabs. Following his death in August of 1984 and the close of the business, she worked at several jobs including hostess at the H & G Restaurant in Easton and until the time of her death, at McCord's Laundry in St. Michaels.
For many years in the 60s and 70s, she was very active in the Home Run Baker Little League serving as scorekeeper at the fields in Tilghman.
Mrs. Mister is survived by a daughter, Shawna M. Gottlieb and her husband, Jeff, of Owings Mills; four sons, Severn R. Mister Jr. and his wife, Lois and Shayne B. Mister and his wife, Terri-Jo, all of Easton, Steven T. Mister and his wife, Dawn and Scott W. Mister and his wife, Debbie, all of Tilghman. She is also survived by 12 grandchilden: Stasia A. Mister, Ashley R. Mister, Steven Mister, Bryan Mister, Joshua Mister, Daniel Mister, Sara Mister, Caroline Mister, Christina Teets, Matthew S. Mister, Samantha Jo Mister and Cassidy B. Mister.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Sheldon D. Mister in 1986.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tilghman United Methodist Church, which she attended. Burial will follow at the Tilghman Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tilghman United Methodist Church, Tilghman, MD 21671 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio 44720.
Arrangements are being handled by the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Easton.