CAMBRIDGE - Marla Renita Ennels-Cannon, 34, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002 at Dorchester General Hospital.
She was born Nov. 6, 1967 the daughter of lvy Ennels Jr. of Glen Burnie and the late Shirley Dorsey.
She was educated in the Dorchester Public Schools and was a graduate of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, Class of 1986. She attended the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore for three years.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Cannon had been employed at Chesapeake Woods Center for the past five years. She had also worked for CYC, Airpax, Allen Foods and Mallard Bay. She was a certified nursing assistant and a geriatric nursing assistant.
Mrs. Cannon was a member of the Refuge Temple Church of God in Cambridge.
Besides her father, she is survived by her husband, Benito Cannon Sr., whom she married on Dec. 13, 2001; on daughter, Tenise Pinkette and one son, Tevin Ennels; three stepsons, Trayvar Lake, Benito Cannon Jr. and Devon Bowers; her stepmother, Lorraine Ennels of Glen Burnie; her mother-in-law, Vanessa (Glen) Travers of Cam-bridge; her father-in-law, Sherwood (JoAnn) Cornish of Hurlock; her grandmother, Marion Pritchett of Cambridge. She is also survived by seven brothers: Charles (Debbie) Walker of New Brunswick, N.J., Andrew (Cardenia ) Robinson of Cambridge, Gregory (fiancée Shirley) Walker of New Brunswick, N.J., Carlton Ennels of Glen Burnie, Chris Ennels of Washington, D.C., Ronnie (Ida) Youmens of Cambridge and Ivy (Harriett) Ennels III of Cambridge; five sisters: Renee (James) Cooper of Cambridge, Sherry (Lorenzo) Thomas of East New Market; Carolyn Youmens of Cambridge, Carmen (Craig) Carter of Montgomery, Ala., and Ivette Ennels of Glen Burnie; seven aunts: Virginia (Allen) Camper, Glendola Pritchett, Ruth Cornish, Irene (Travers) Stanley, Agnes (Edward) Wilson, Florence Susie Ennels and Ada Brisco; three uncles: Andrew (Laurine) Ennels, Thornton Parker and Fredrick (Mary) Jones; two sisters-in-law, Sherlaine Cornish of Cambridge and Shannon Cornish of Hurlock; one brother-in-law, Lavar Can-non; two special friends, Mary Newman and Nichele Cromwell; a friend she considered an aunt, Estelle Johnson; a spiritual sister, Onell Autrey and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Doresey and a brother who died in infancy.
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Monday at the Refuge Temple Church of God in Cambridge. Burial followed in Salem Cemetery in Salem.
The Bennie Smith Funeral Home of Cambridge handled the arrangements.
Monteray D. Holden
CAMBRIDGE - Monteray DeCarlo (Monnie) Holden, 46, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002 at the Memorial Hos-pital at Easton.
She was born Oct. 23, 1955, the daughter of Rayfield Jackson and the late Teresa Butler.
Mrs. Holden attended Mace's Lane and North Dorchester High School. She completed a nursing course at Wil-liam Hill Manor and worked as a CNA for various clients.
She attended St. John's Holy Church in Cambridge and also served as an usher.
She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Wilmore Holden Sr. of Cambridge; two sons, Ricardo Elliott of Cam-bridge and Charles Elliott Jr. of Salisbury; three brothers, Montzell Thomas of Cambridge, Kim Stewart of Ches-tertown, Ellsworth Butler Jr. of Federalsburg; five sisters: Vanessa Thomas of Claymont, Del., Vernita Thomas of Dover, Del., Tamya Smullen of Bridgeville, Del., Conchita Thomas and Sharonda Butler of Federalsburg; one aunt, Marvel Walker of Dover, Del.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Henry Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday at Zion Baptist Church, Cross Street, Cambridge. Burial will follow at the Maryland Veterans' Cemetery at Beulah.
Ruth V. Meekins
FISHING CREEK - Ruth V. Meekins, 85, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2002 at the Chesapeake Woods Center in Cambridge where she had been a resident for two years.
She was born Oct. 1, 1916 at Toddville, the daughter of the late Charles M. and Ada Goldie Mills Todd.
Mrs. Meekins had attended schools at Toddville. For a number of years she had worked as a crab picker for A. E. Phillips and Son at Fishing Creek. She had also worked as a bridge tender at the Narrows Ferry Bridge.
On Feb. 28, 1941 she was married to Robert Meekins. He passed away on Dec. 21, 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara A. Rothwell of Church Creek and Susan M. Shockley of Fishing Creek; two sons, Robert S. Meekins of Golden Hill and Bruce W. Meekins of Wingate; nine grandchildren: Lisa Ruben-konig of Golden Hill, Joann Hurley of Easton, Carol Ann Tyler of Fishing Creek, Sandy Stanley of Church Creek, Billy Rothwell of Church Creek, Charles Rothwell of Cambridge, Dana Mills of Vienna, Jeremy Shockley of Golden Hill and Sarah Meekins of Wingate. She is also survived by eight great-grandchilden: Reagan Rothwell, Kaitlyn Shockley, Daniel Shockley, Brian Edger, Cameron Edger, Tony W. Meekins Jr., Heather Meekins and Kyle Ruben-konig; two sisters, Evelyn Miller of Cambridge and Carolyn Jones of Toddville; two brothers, Bennett R. Todd of Bishopville and Charles W. Todd of Cambridge and a special friend, Christine Koski of Cambridge.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony W. Meekins; four brothers, Wil-son Todd, Brice O. Todd, Monroe M. "Pete" Todd and the Rev. Dr. Omro M. Todd.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge with the Rev. George W. Wheatley officiating. Burial will follow at the Hosier Memorial Churchyard at Fishing Creek. The family will re-ceive friends on Thursday during the hour preceding the service.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Rubenkonig, Greg Mills, Tony Kapela, Billy Rothwell and Jeremy Shockley.
Mildred H. Faulkner
LINKWOOD - Mildred H. Faulkner, 71, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002 at her home.
She was born Aug. 16, 1931 in Easton, the daughter of the late John W. and Willie Mary Bramble Wooters.
Mrs. Faulkner attended public schools in Caroline County. On Dec. 19, 1959 she married James A. Faulkner and they made their home in Tilghman. In 1983 they moved to Woolford where they resided until moving to Linkwood in July 2001.
While living in Tilghman she attended the Tilghman Wesleyan Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Faulkner is survived by two daughers, Marian Harrison of Wittman and Sandra Martin of Cordova; four sons, Wayne Lednum of Trappe, Aldon Lednum of Tilghman, James Faulkner Jr. and Kevin Faulkner, both of Linkwood; a brother, Raymond Bramble of Federalsburg; a sister, Bertie Parrott of Cambridge; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Lednum and John "Freddie" Faulkner; two sisters, Margie Altvater and Katie Hyser and three brothers, Jacob Wooters, John Wooters Jr. and Walter Wooters.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Easton where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Jr. Order Cemetery in Preston.
Robert N. Skinner
HARTFORD, Conn. - Robert Nathaniel Skinner, 76, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002 at Haven Health Care Center.
He was born Oct. 25, 1925 in Bridgeville, Del., the son of the late Medford Thomas Skinner and Anna May Skinner.
Mr. Skinner's early education was in the Talbot County public schools. He was a World War II veteran and also worked various jobs in the Talbot and Dorchester County areas. He retired as a city worker in Hartford after 50 years of service.
As a young man he met and married the late Elizabeth Jenkins Skinner and from this union they had one daughter, Louise Skinner Cornish of Cambridge.
Mr. Skinner is survived by his wife of 22 years, Mary Gamble Skinner; a son, Tywan Skinner; an adopted daughter, Beatrice Skinner; stepdaughter, Tasha Gamble; two stepsons, Michael and Keith Gamble, all of Hartford, Conn. He is also survived by his daughter, Louise Skinner Cornish of Cambridge; five grandchildren: Freida Henry and husband, Carroll, Johnette Travers and husband, Gary of Salisbury, Johnny Tilghman Jr. and wife, Octavia of Dover, Del., Juavonda Tilghman and Tywonda Tilghman, both of Cambridge; two brothers, Leroy Skinner of Unionville and Andrew Martin Skinner of Easton; one sister, Mable Skinner Harris of Trappe; 13 great-grandchildren; 28 nieces and nephews and a number of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Edward and Harold Skinner and two sisters, Gladys Skinner Jenkins and Anna Rosalee Skinner.
Funeral services will be held Sept. 17 in Hartford.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the St. Luke UM Church in Bellevue where the Rev. Jerome Tilghman is host pastor. Elder Marvin Jenkins will be officiating.
Bessie O. Orem
SEAFORD, Del. - Bessie O'Neal Orem, 90, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2002 at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late W. Earle Orem Jr. and had resided at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford for the past 10 years.
She was born Nov. 26, 1911 near Bridgeville, Del., the daughter of the late John Lunza and Sadie Cannon O'Neal. She was raised in Seaford and was a 1928 graduate of Seaford High School. She then attended and graduated from Beacom Business College.
In 1930 Mrs. Orem moved to Cambridge and accepted a secretarial position at the Eastern Shore State Hospital. She remained at the hospital for 39 years, serving as secretary for several of the hospital superintendents. On June 15, 1940 she was married to Mr. Orem, who passed away on Aug. 15, 1980.
Mrs. Orem was a faithful communicant of Christ Episcopal Church in Cambridge for many years. She also held membership in a number of organizations including Cambridge Yacht Club, Cambridge Country Club, Dorchester Garden Club, Dorchester Arts Center, Dorchester Historical Society, Cambridge Woman's Club, the Eastern Shore Hospital Center Auxiliary and the Seaford Golf and Country Club.
Mrs. Orem is survived by a sister, Bertha O'Neal Abraham of Seaford; one niece and her husband, Bonnie and Jim Baynum of Greenwood, Del; one great-niece and her husband, Babs and Steve Spada; one great-nephew and his wife, Jimy and Lorianne Baynum; four great-great-nieces and nephews, J. T. Baynum, Brienna Spada, Cody Baynum and Gabi Spada.
A funeral service will be conduced 1 p.m. Monday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge. Burial will follow in Christ Churchyard. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday during the hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 456, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Katie M. Green
CAMBRIDGE - Katie Marie Green, 61, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at
Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury after a brief illness.
Born in Dorchester County on Sept. 2, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Green Sr. and Mary Freeman Green. She attended school in Dorchester County and furthered her education at Chesapeake Community College.
She retired from the Dorchester County Board of Education after 27 years of service as an instructional assistant. She was a founding member of Soul Outreach Christian Center in Cambridge, where she served on the trustee and usher boards. She was also a member of the JGC Ensemble, treasurer of the Missionary Society and chairperson of the kitchen committee.
She is survived by two daughters, Hattie Travers-Redmond and husband James and Veronica Travers and husband Frankie of Cambridge; five sons, Kermit and wife Patty and Arnold and wife Dorita of Cambridge, Steffine and wife Patrice of Chicago, Gary and wife Johnette of Salisbury and Terry Travers and wife Felicia of Hurlock; three sisters, Helen Molock and husband Calvin, Mary Woolford and husband Russell and Mary Green-Ennals and husband William; two brothers, Robert Green Jr. and wife Joyce and Bishop James Green and wife Thelma, all of Cambridge; 14 grandchildren; three special friends, Dorothy Purnell, RuthAnn Hughes and Shelby Clendaniel; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Della Cephas; two brothers, Leroy and Ernest "Florida Boy" Watford; one son, Vincent Walter Travers Sr.; and one granddaughter, Kimberly Pinder.
A service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel AME Church. Viewings will be held 6 to 8 tonight and noon Tuesday at Bethel.
Services are being handled by Bennie Smith Funeral Home.
George W. Willey Jr.
CAMBRIDGE - George W. Willey Jr., 67, passed away at his home early Saturday night, Sept. 21, 2002. He had been in failing health since April.
Mr. Willey was employed by Charles E. Brohawn & Bros. as a job superintendent for many years. In 1996, he retired from W.B. Venables. He was the husband of Patricia Spear.
A memorial service will be held at the Thomas Funeral Home 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Delmer Willey Jr. will officiate.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home during the hour before the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802, or a favorite charity.
W. Scott Willey Jr.
BESTPITCH - W. Scott Willey Jr., 78, of DeCoursey Bridge Road, passed away early Sunday morning, Sept. 22, 2002, at Dorchester General Hospital.
Mr. Willey was a farmer and the husband of the former Catherine Creighton.
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas Funeral Home, P.A.
Bernice J. Bagley
CAMBRIDGE - Bernice J. Bagley, 72, passed away at Dorchester General Hospital on Saturday evening, Sept. 21, 2002.
Mrs. Bagley had resided in Cambridge since 1995. She was the wife of the late J.W. Bagley.
Arrangements are being handled by Thomas Funeral Home, P.A.
J. Perry Chambers
LOCUST GROVE, Va. - Jerome Perry Chambers, 73, of Lake of the Woods, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, while vacationing in Seattle, Wash.
He was born in Preston, and graduated from Washington College in Chestertown with a degree in mathematics. He also had a M.Ed. from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Chambers served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War.
From 1961 to 1987 he worked as a manager with the Man in Space program at NASA, Goddard Space Agency in Greenbelt.
Mr. Chambers retired to Lake of the Woods in 1987, where he was current president of the L.O.W. Square Dance Club. He was also an avid bridge player.
His survivors include his wife of 51 years, Elaine; two sons, Douglas of Falls Church, Va., and Richard of Great Falls; two daughters, Gail Baker of Vienna and Diane Jezior of Sterling, Va. and six grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Junior Order Cemetery in Preston.
Donations in his name may be made to Lake of the Woods Fire and Rescue, 104 Lakeview Parkway, Locust Grove, VA. 22508.
ELDORADO - Funeral services for George D. "Junior" Reed Jr., 72, who passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at his residence will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Zeller Funeral Home in East New Market with the Rev. Ruth Tull officiating. Burial will follow in the Eldorado Cemetery. Friends may call during the hour preceding the service from 10 to 11 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Michael Reed, George Reed III, Scott James, John Renehan, John Renehan Jr., Lucas Reed and Devin Meagher.
In addition to the survivors, Mr. Reed is survived by a granddaughter, Bobbi Ann Pete.
John E. Farrare
BALTIMORE - John E. Farrare, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002.
He was the son of Bertie Jones of Vienna and the late John Farrare. He is survived by two brothers, Eunice Jones of Vienna and Oliver Farrare of Salisbury.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday in Baltimore. Burial will be held at Reid's Grove.
Bruce D. Myers
CAMBRIDGE - Bruce Dane Swazy Myers, 38, died May 18, 2002 at Dorchester General Hospital.
He was born Feb. 3, 1964 in Ankra, Turkey. Mr. Myers worked for Solo Cup in Federalsburg and Markel Corp. also in Federalsburg. In later years he became a private caregiver for the elderly in Cambridge.
Mr. Myers is survived by his mother, Rodney M. Myers; two brothers, Harry E. R. Myers and Brett A. W. Myers, both of Cambridge; one sister, Kimberly April Tribbitt and her husband, Ray T. Tribbitt; a nephew, William M. Henderson Jr. and his fiancé, Amy Cook of Florida; one aunt, Alga P. Worm of Preston; an uncle, James E. Towers and his wife, Diane Towers of Cordova and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry E. L. Myers.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at Zion UM Church in Cambridge.
Memorial donations may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church, Good Samaritan Fund, 612 Locust St., Cambridge, MD 21613.
Ethel M. Wright
FEDERALSBURGB - Ethel May Todd Wright, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at the Caroline Nursing Home in Denton.
She was born Nov. 25, 1911 in Secretary, the daughter of the late Jesse James Todd and Nicey May Spear Todd. Her husband, Grover W. Wright, preceded her in death on July 26, 1997.
Mrs. Wright was employed for 20 years by the former Sunshine Laundry in Federalsburg. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, where she was a member of Elizabeth Miller's Circle.
She is survived by a daughter, Janice Wheatley of Federalsburg; two sons, William L. Wright of Federalsburg and Wallace W. Wright of Salisbury; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Roger Todd of Secretary and Robert Todd of Claiborne and one sister, Bonnie Koski of Williamsburg and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Harry Todd, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg with the Rev. Dan Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Federalsburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Wright, Darren Wheatley, Tracey Wright, Raymond Wheatley, Armando Vazquez and David Wheatley.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 99, Federalsburg, MD 21632.
Helena O. Teart
CAMBRIDGE - Helena Otelia Teart, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 at the Mallard Bay Care Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1917 in Old Field, the daughter of the late Ottie and Sinnia Mack Cornish. She attended school in Dorchester County. During her working years she worked in many of the factories in the area, which included shucking oysters.
Mrs. Teart attended the United Missionary Baptist Church in Cambridge and was a member of the American Legion.
Her survivors include a cousin she raised, Ella Mae Mack Jones of Boston, Mass. and a number of other cousins; and two special friends, Monroe and Sylvia Smith of Cambridge.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jefferson Teart and a brother, Guy Cornish.
A funeral service will be held noon Tuesday at the Henry Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge. Burial will follow at the Maryland Veterans' Cemetery - Eastern Shore at Beulah.
There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service.
Willia O. Stevens
CAMBRIDGE - Willia Onedia Stevens, 68, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2002 at the Mallard Bay Care Center.
She was born July 16, 1934 in East New Market, the oldest daughter of the late Rev. Willie and Sarah Cooper Pinkett.
She was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County. Mrs. Stevens worked many years at Coldwater Seafood in Cambridge until her retirement in 1996.
In 1968 she married Charles W. Stevens and they resided in Cambridge until her illness.
Mrs. Stevens was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Hurlock for many years. She served as the assistant pastor, church treasurer, drumest, choral member and a worker for many committees.
She is survived by her husband of Cambridge; one son, Eugene R. Brisco (Chery) of Silver Springs; three stepchildren, Layinia Tinch, April Stevens and Anthony Oxford; four sisters, Marie Chester (Leon) of Rhodesdale, Mable Holland (Frank) of Hurlock, Gertrude Hughes, one she raised as her own (Daniel) and Linda Pinkett Carter (Albert), of Hurlock; two brothers, James Pinkett (Pauline) of Rhodesdale and Allen Pinkett. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Geneva and Glendora Cephas and Cynthia Sampson; one brother-in-law, Villard Sevens (Fannie); five granddaughters; one grandson; four great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; seven aunts; three uncles; two special cousins, Shirlene Jones of Baltimore and Bobby Frost Jones of Cordova and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a viewing from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of God of Prophecy, 314 Pine St., Hurlock. The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Refuge Temple Church of God, 800 Robbins St., Cambridge. Burial will follow in the Thompsontown Cemetery.
The Henry Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge, is handling the arrangements.