William H. DeVoe
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - William H. DeVoe, 64, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., passed away at his home on Wednesday, Sept. 22 after a brief illness.
He was raised at Fishing Creek and was a 1957 graduate of Cambridge High School. Upon finishing school, he served in the U.S. Air Force. For most of his life, he resided in Florida. He was a self-employed heating and air conditioning contractor and owner of Devco Air and Heat.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda; four daughters, Deborah, Cheryl, Theresa and Michele; three step-children, Debra, Bernadette and Eugene; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Phillips of Fishing Creek and Ann Fairall of Marysville, Tenn.; and two nephews, Harry Phillips of Fishing Creek and Reginald Phillips of Easton.
Burial took place in Fort Lauderdale. Memorials may be made to Hospice Charitable Fund, 5420 N.W. 33 Ave., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.
Keith L. Wright
HURLOCK - Keith LaFayette Wright, 46, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge.
He was born April 10, 1958 in Hurlock, the son of the late Frank Smith and Bertha Louise Wright Clark.
He was a farm worker.
Mr. Wright is survived by his former wife, Helen Wright Smith of Hurlock; a daughter, Karinda Williams of Hurlock; two stepsons, Thomas Neal of Federalsburg and Rodney Neal of Dover, Del.; 12 stepgrandchildren; eight brothers and sisters, Anthony Wright and Shiana Wright Dean, both of Seaford, Ida Lake and Terris Elvey, both of Hurlock, Carolyn Wright of Federalsburg, Pendora Wright, Maxine Wright and Andre Clark, all of Cambridge, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 1.m. on Oct. 11, at the Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bethlehem, with Bishop Chester Friend officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery near Hurlock.
Friends may call at the Framptom Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.
Michelle G. Camper
HURLOCK - Michelle Gwen Camper, passed away on Monday, Oct. 4, 2004.
She was born Feb. 21, 1965, the youngest child of Mamie O'Quinn Camper and the late William Henry Camper.
She spent the majority of her childhood in Corona, N.Y. Upon her graduation from high school in 1983, she attended Queensborough Community College. In 1988, she received an Associated Degree in applied sciences. Ms. Camper was also recognized as the outstanding Minority Student of 1988.
Ms. Camper realized her life long dream to become a nurse. In February 1990, she obtained her license as a Registered Professional Nurse. She was employed as a staff nurse at Dorchester General Hospital where she worked in Maternal Child Health.
In September 1993, she was employed by Caroline County Health Department as an HIV Coordinator. She devoted a large portion of her time advocating for pers9ons with HIV. She was also involved in the education of the community regarding HIV prevention. In 1994, Ms. Camper served as a voting member of the State of Maryland HIV Prevention Committee Planning Group.
Ms. Camper returned to school attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. On Sept. 10, 1999 she was awarded certification as an Obstetric/ Gynecologic Nurse Practitioner.
Because of her professional commitment to the community, Ms. Camper was recognized in Marquis Who's Who in American Nursing. She was a member of the African American Nursing Association and the Association of Nurses of AIDS Care. She was also a member of several organizations related to Sickle Cell Anemia.
Ms. Camper is survived by her mother; three brothers, Kevin (Yvette), Ronnie and Carroll (Sadajia), all of New York City, N.Y.; three sisters, Beverly (Herman), Shareen (Ray) and Deborah (Stanley) all of Hurlock; grandfather, O liver O'Quinn Sr.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and a number of other relatives.
Homegoing services w ill be held at noon on Saturday at the Hurlock United Methodist Church.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Hurlock Church and on Saturday during the two hours preceding the service.
The Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Hurlock is handling the arrangements.
Alice R. Waller
VIENNA - Alice R. Waller, 72, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 at Memorial Hospital at Easton.
She was born in Vienna, on Sept. 23, 1932 the daughter of the late Alice Murray Waller and James E. Waller Sr.
She was a graduate of St. Clair High School, class of 1952. She worked for Coldwater Seafood in Cambridge and retiring from there after 32 years of service.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald Eugene Waller of West Virginia, and Larry Reginald Waller of Federalsburg and his companion, Theresa Palmer; two brothers, James E. Waller Jr. of Federalsburg and his wife, Veronia, and James Wesley Waller of Mintz, Germany and his wife, Ingrid; two grandchildren, Dianta Cornish and Jamar Turner. She is also survived by five sisters-in-law, Ruth, Gertrude, Doris, Veronia, and Ingrid, and a number of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services for her will be held at 1 p.m. today at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with the Rev. Yvonne Penn officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Church Cemetery in Vienna. Friends may call at the funeral home on today from 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Mamie A. Jolley
EASTON - Mamie Allean Jolley, 81, of Federalsburg, died Thursday, Sep. 30, 2004, at William Hill Manor.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church in Federalsburg. There will be a viewing tonight at the church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Burial will take place in the Federal Hill Cemetery in Federalsburg. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Hurlock.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Daniel H. Foxwell
CAMBRIDGE - Lt. Col. Daniel Henry Foxwell, retired, 94, passed away at Dorchester General Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2004.
He was born March 6, 1910 in Cambridge, the son of the late Henry Foxwell and Mary Ann Meekins.
Mr. Foxwell attended public schools in Cambridge and graduated in 1927. He joined the 29th Division Company C in 1930. He was working for Herbert Hearn Hardware in February 1941 when he was called to active duty with the 29th Division Post No. 88 National Guard. He was transferred to the Army Air Corps and entered World War II as a 2nd Lieutenant.
Mr. Foxwell served at Craig Field, Selma, Ala.; Smoky Hill Air Force Base, Salina, Kan.; and Davis Monthom Air Force Base, Tucson, Ariz. He served overseas in the Pacific Theatre on Guam. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel in the USAF and retired as such in 1970.
On Dec. 23, 1939 he married the former Martha Simmons.
After the war he was employed by Donald Bennett Chrysler Plymouth from 1946 to 1958. He was later employed by Lawrence Volkswagen, Salisbury until be retired in 1980.
In his earlier years he enjoyed playing baseball and tennis. He later enjoyed playing golf until he was 89. He was an active member in the following organizations: 29th Division Post No. 88 National Guard; Maryland Military Officers Association of America; American Legion Post 91; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7460; Life member of BPOE Elks 1272; Charter member and life member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1211; Dorchester Coin Club; Dorchester Democratic Party and former member of the Cambridge Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Simmons Foxwell; two daughters, Mary Frances Duvall of Cambridge and Dr. Margaret Shipley and her husband, Frederick Shipley of Houston, Texas and a son, Henry Talmadge Foxwell and his wife, Shirley of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren, James C. Duvall and his wife, Martha, Lt. Commander Matthew Shipley and his wife, Lt. Amy Shipley, Jennifer Brooke Shipley, Diana Foxwell, Lisa Tedesco and her husband, Brian; and four great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Thomas Tedesco, Josh Shipley and Danielle Graham; and cousins, Alva Rue, Robert Foxwell and Richard Foxwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Eldridge Foxwell, Harry and his wife, Betty, his sister, Margaret Jones and her husband, Eugene; and also; his son-in-law, James E. Duvall.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church in Cambridge at 11 a.m. on Friday with the Rev. William J. Lawler officiating. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A. in Cambridge where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial Contributions may be made to 29th Division Post 88, c/o Sugar Salfner, 5832 Hudson Wharf Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or to St. Mary Refuge of Sinners, P.O. Box 218, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Pallbearers will be Richard Foxwell, Kenneth Wheatley, Elvin Thomas, Robert Foxwell, Wayne Simmons and Henry Turner.
Louise J. Stanley
CAMBRIDGE - Louise Rosalee Jackson Stanley, 89, passed away on Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 at her home.
Born Sept. 12, 1915 in Bucktown, she was the daughter of the late James Albert and Maggie Cornish Jackson.
Mrs. Stanley was educated in the public schools of Dorchester County. On Dec. 28, 1932, she was joined in holy matrimony to Leon H. Stanley. Mr. Stanley preceded her in death.
At an early age, she joined Bazzel ME Church where she was a trustee. Later, she joined Christ UM Church where she sang in the choir, was President of the choir, lay speaker and a communion steward.
Mrs. Stanley was employed by several food processing factories and sewing factories in the area. Her favorite activities were attending church, writing poetry, cooking, watching TV, listening to the radio, attending local senior centers and talking on the telephone.
Mrs. Stanley is survived by seven children: Norman Stanley (Maxine) of Cambridge, Randolph Stanley (Nona) of Woolford, Elaine Ross (Eddie) of Baltimore, Alice Hopkins of Cambridge, Louise Washington of Security, Colo., Sylvia Harris of Baltimore and Henry Stanley (Patricia) of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Wilbur Jackson and Fonda Jackson (Rebecca), both of Cambridge; two sisters, Ada Woolford and Rhoda Jones, both of Cambridge; Karen Hopkins (a grandchild she raised); numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, an uncle, the Rev. Edward Jackson and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by two brothers, James Eldridge Jackson, Wallace Jackson and a sister, Eleanor Jackson Adams.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, at Christ UM Church with Min. Adrian Newton, officiating. Burial will follow in Bucktown Cemetery.
There will be a viewing tonight from 7-8 at Henry Funeral Home, P A. and one hour prior to the services on Thursday.
David W. Nichols
CAMBRIDGE- David W. Nichols, 82, formerly of Milford, Del., died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, in Dorchester General Hospital.
Mr. Nichols was born July 17, 1922, in Farmington, Del., son of the late Walter and Florence Donovan Nichols.
He attended school in Delaware.
He served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 21, 1943, to Dec. 8, 1944, when he received a medical discharge due to an injury sustained while serving his country.
Mr. Nichols was the owner-operator of Nichols Auto Supply Co. and was the distributor for Bowes and Malco products for 35 years, retiring in January 2001 because of his health. At one time he owned and operated Nichols Amoco, a garage in Milford, for over 20 years.
He loved fishing and camping.
Mr. Nichols was a charter member of BPOE Lodge 2401 in Milford for 35 years, a member of the Milford Church of Christ and a member of the Countryside Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, whom he married on Nov. 7, 1992, Alberta Lewis Brooks Nichols of Cambridge; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David L. and Ginger Nichols of Louisville, Ky., and Terry Nichols of Delaware; a daughter, Sharon Rogers of Lincoln, Del.; three stepchildren from his second marriage, Gary Rogers, Kenneth Wilcutts and Ronald Wilcutts; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Connie and Glenn Ruark and Debra and Tommy Spicer, all of Cambridge; two stepsons and their wives, Frank and Debbie Brooks and Stephen and Diana Brooks, all of Cambridge; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Nichols of Clayton, Del., and Wayne and Anna Nichols of Mississippi; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn E. Dean Nichols; his grandson, Mathew Seth Nichols; his second wife, Hazel Nichols; a step-granddaughter, Teresa Michelle Rogers Williamson; and his sister, Evelyn Benson.
Friends called from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Thomas Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.
Services were held 1 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Countryside Christian Church, Cambridge. David Bennett officiated. Burial followed in the Milford Community Cemetery, Milford.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cambridge VA Clinic Account 1079, Perry Point Medical Center, 1167 Ave. D, Volunteer Service Office (135) Perry Point, MD 21902.