Helen M. Prattis
FEDERALSBURG - Helen Martha Prattis, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at the William Hill Manor in Easton.
She was born on April 3, 1910 in Federalsburg, daughter of the late Isaac Prattis and Clara Dickerson Prattis.
Ms. Prattis was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Federalsburg where she served on the Usher Board and worked in the kitchen for church events.
She is survived by several great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Zion United Methodist Church in Federalsburg. Burial will follow at Federal Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday.
The Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg is handling the arrangements.
Frances O. Temple
CAMBRIDGE - Frances O. Temple, 80, formerly of Lewistown, Pa. passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004 at the Mallard Bay Care Center.
A funeral service will be held on Oct. 19 at the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge with the Rev. A. Delmer Willey officiating. Burial will follow at East New Market Cemetery. Friends will be received during the hour preceding the service.
A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Daily Banner.
Ruth C. Higgins
HURLOCK - Ruth Cooke Higgins, 93, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at the Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge.
She was born May 23, 1911 in Friendship, daughter of the late Cora Rita Nichols Cooke and John Ferdinand Cooke.
Ms. Higgins graduated from Federalsburg High School in 1929. For 20 years she worked for C&P Telephone Company as a telephone operator in Federalsburg, Easton and Hurlock, retiring in 1958.
She was a member of Unity Washington United Methodist Church, the Hurlock Lunch Bunch, and the Hello Girls. She was a former member of the Hurlock Women's Club and Mizpah Chapter 51, Order of the Eastern Star in East New Market.
Her survivors include two nieces, Norma Lea Nichols Mills of Easton and Mary Ellen Nichols Currey of Federalsburg; one nephew, Charles N. Cooke of Hurlock and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Roscoe Higgins, who died March 11, 1985; three brothers, Raymond O. Cooke, Norman F. Cooke Sr., Charles L. Cooke; three sisters, Minnie Mae Cooke, Anna Belle Cooke and Cora R. Nichols.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Unity Washington United Methodist Church in Hurlock with the Rev. Ruth Tull officiating. Burial will follow in the East New Market Cemetery. Friends will be received during the hour preceding the service on Sunday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Charles Cooke, Lawrence Haley Sr., Bill Mills, Allen Fisher, Norman Cooke Jr., Larry Haley Jr. and Bob Nielson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Washington United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 298, Hurlock, MD 21643 or to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 91, Cambridge, MD 21613.
The Zeller Funeral Home in East New Market is handling the arrangements
Jesse C. James Jr.
FEDERALSBURG - Jesse Cleveland James Jr., 79, died at the Memorial Hospital at Easton on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004.
He was born in Florence County, S.C. on June 17, 1925 the son of the late Jesse Cleveland James Sr. and Amanda Cox James.
Mr. James was a truck driver all of his life and for many years owned and operated his own dump truck. After that he worked for many years for Allen Family Foods of Seaford, Del.
He was a member of the Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ellendale, Del., where his pastor was Bishop Major Foster.
Mr. James is survived by a son, Marvin James and his wife, Genet of Warner Robins, Ga. and a daughter, Annette Brown and her husband, Gerrol of Florence, S.C.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 8 p.m. Thursday at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Burial will take place on Saturday in Pamplico, S.C.
Paul M. Riggins Sr.
EASTON - Paul M. Riggins Sr., 58, formerly of Cambridge, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004.
He was born in Cambridge on Dec. 22, 1945 and was a son of the late Rubin Sleighter "John" Riggins and the late Virginia Hayward Riggins.
Mr. Riggins attended schools in Cambridge, having graduated from Cambridge High School in 1963. He had owned and operated Riggins Amoco Service Station on Cedar Street in Cambridge, and had also owned and operated Princess Lanes in Cambridge. He currently owned the Choptank Inn in Easton.
While in high school he played football. He enjoyed horse racing and loved animals.
He is survived by two daughters, Tammy Riggins and her husband, Keith Pettit of Greenwood, Del. and Michelle Noyes and her husband, Matthew Noyes of Harrington, Del.; two grandchildren: Tiffany Pettit and Cody Pettit; his stepmother, Edith Riggins of Easton; one sister: Pamela Brohawn and her husband, Charles S. Brohawn Jr. of Woolford; two brothers: R. John Riggins and his wife, Lois Riggins of Kapolei, Hawaii, and Lindy H. Riggins and his wife, Debbie Riggins of Rhodesdale. He is also survived by two uncles, Ritchie L. Riggins and Kenneth L. Hayward, both of Cambridge and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Paul M. Riggins Jr.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Thomas Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jason Riggins, Ryan Riggins, Charles S. Brohawn Jr., Troy Brohawn, Keith Pettit and Matthew Noyes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eternal Flame Monument Fund, C/O James Jarrett, 925 Parsons Drive, Madison, MD 21648.
Walter F. Cohee Sr.
HURLOCK - Walter F. Cohee, Sr. , 82, died on Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at his home.
He was born on May 14, 1922 in Williamsburg, the son of the late John F. Cohee and Mildred Collison Cohee. He served his country by serving in the United States Army with Co. B 52nd Combat Engineer Batallion in World War II while serving from 1943 to 1945. He retired in 1984 after 33 years of shift work for E.I. DuPont Co. in Seaford where he worked at several different positions including a Draw-Twist Machine Operator.
He was a member of Reid's Grove United Methodist Church and was a life member of the National VFW.
He is survived by his wife of over 58 years, Alice Wheatley Cohee who he married July 20, 1946; two sons, Walter F. Cohee Jr. and his wife, Jeanne of Mardela Springs, and Michael R. Cohee of Reid's Grove and a grandson, Kris Cohee and his wife, Susan of Mardela Springs, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Walter F. " Trae " Cohee, III, who was killed in Afghanistan serving his country on Jan. 20, 2002, and two brothers, John Phillip Cohee and Thomas Henry Cohee.
Funeral services will be held at noon today at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with the Rev. Mary Farnell officiating. Burial will follow at East New Market Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions can be made Reid's Grove U.M.C. c/o Betty Wilson, Vienna Rhodesdale Road, Rhodesdale, MD 21659, or to Hurlock Volunteer Fire Company, P. O. Box 178, Hurlock, MD 21643.
Michael H. Jackson
HURLOCK - Michael H. Jackson, 61, passed away at his home on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 after a brief illness. He had been in failing health for the past 10 months.
He was born on July 2, 1943 in Cambridge, and was a son of the late Hamilton Edwin and Mary Elizabeth Hill Jackson.
He attended schools in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1961. Mr. Jackson served in the U.S. Coast Guard in search and rescue from Feb. 26, 1963 until he received an honorable discharge on Feb. 24, 1967. While serving in the Coast Guard he was awarded a Letter of Commendation as well as a Good Conduct Award.
On Aug. 24, 1968 he was married to the former Mary Gatton. Some years ago he had worked at the A & P Store in Cambridge, Southern States, Tri Gas & Oil, Tilghman Fertilizer in Hurlock and most recently was manager at Bio-Gro in Annapolis.
Mr. Jackson had enjoyed roller skating, fishing, boating and hunting. He was very interested in trap shooting and skeet shooting and was a member of the Cambridge Skeet Club, Talbot Skeet Club and Salisbury Skeet Club.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Mary E. Jackson of Hurlock; two daughters, Donna Dean and her husband, Eddie Dean jr. of Cambridge, Lisa Thomas and her husband, Mark Thomas of Cambridge; one son, Randy Lee Mowbray and his wife, Veronica Mowbray of Salisbury; seven grandchildren - Cody Bradshaw, Meredith Griffith, Chad Bradshaw, Daniel Mowbray, Shelbie Bell, Ciana Dean and Colin Thomas. He is also survived by a brother, James H. Jackson of Annapolis; a nephew, Andrew Jackson of Cambridge; an aunt Louise Maguire of Cambridge, several cousins and his best friend, Taylor.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge with the Rev. William K. George officiating. Burial will follow at the Maryland Veterans' Cemetery. The family will receive friends during the hour preceding the service on Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Mark Thomas, Eddie Dean Jr., Cody Bradshaw, Chad Bradshaw, Mike Bradshaw and Daniel Mowbray.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rescue Fire Co., Inc. P.O. Box 776, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Jean A.R. Bryant
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Jean Ann Rivenburgh Bryant, 44, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at her home.
She was born in West Covina, Calif. on Sept. 5, 1960 to Bradford and Alice Dietz Rivenburgh of Salisbury.
In addition to her mother, Jean is survived by extended family in California and New York.
She attended elementary school in Montgomery County and graduated as class salutatorian from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, and she graduated from North Carolina State University in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in speech and communications.
She was a self-employed interior decorator and designer for Closets by Design of Manassas, Va. Ms. Bryant had worked for several real estate management firms in Washington, D.C. From 2000-2003 she worked as the manager of lease administration for Insignia/ESG Inc in Washington, D.C.; from 1995-2000 she worked as the senior lease administrator for Barnes, Morris, Pardoe & Foster Management Services, LLC formerly owned by Insignia/ESG. From 1989-1995 she worked as the property accountant/administrative manager for PREMISYS Real Estate Service, Inc., (Prudential), formerly owned by LaSalle Partners in Washington, D.C.
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury. The Rev. Dr. David Tontonoz will officiate. On Oct. 11, 2004 at 2 p.m. a memorial service will be held at The Church of Two Worlds, NSAC located at 3038 Q St., NW, Washington, DC 20007. Burial will be in Middleburgh, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21801, your local hospice association or The American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201-4101.
Carol J. Miller
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Carol J. Miller, wife of the late Rev. Dr. Alton S. Miller, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2004 at the Sylvan Health Care Center in Clearwater, Fla. Mrs. Miller was 81 and had resided in Clearwater since 1979.
She and Rev. Miller pastored Zion United Methodist Church in Cambridge from 1949 until 1962 and earlier served the Cambridge Charge, which at that time included White Haven, Antioch, Beckwith and Spedden churches.
Mrs. Miller is survived by one daughter, Ruth Ann Ward of Clearwater; four grandchildren, Melissa Schlesman, Gregory Ward, Kimberly Ward, and Christopher Ward; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roger Jorgensen.
Burial took place in Clearwater. Memorials may be made to the Zion U.M. Church Endowment Fund, 612 Locust St., Cambridge MD 21613.