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Audrey Jackson Waters

123Audrey Jackson-Waters, 76, of Crisfield entered into eternity on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Alice Byrd Tawes Nusing Home in Crisfield.  Born September 14, 1941 she was the daughter of the late Henry Carroll and Emily Jackson.

She leaves to cherish her memories with:  two sons, Jeffery Waters, Jr. and Timothy Shawn Waters (Keesun); two daughters, Audrey G. Handy (William, Jr.) and Jaime T. Waters; 16 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; three special daughters, April Snead (Matt), Lori Bishop and Leslie Bell (Shane); one brother, Thomas Saunders; two sisters, Jill Jackson and Carroll Smith; one uncle, Bishop George S. Jackson, Sr. (Pastor Pauline); a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her great granddaughter, Nakia Holbrook.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, February 24, 2018 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing one hour prior.  A public viewing will also be held 2:00 – 6:00 PM Friday at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne.  Interment will be at the Church Cemetery.

Funeral services provided by Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Crisfield.  To send condolences visit www.anthonyeward.com.

Dola M. Jones

Dola Jones

Dola Mae Jones, 104, born on August 8, 1913 in Chance, Maryland to the late Arthur Jones and Mary Douglas Jones. Dola departed this life peacefully on Sunday, February 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving nephews and nieces.

Dola received her formal education in the public schools of Somerset County.  Dola worked for the Donohoe family until her health declined. She was tremendously fond of David and Peggy Donohoe.

At a young age she received her Christian training at St. Charles United Methodist Church in Chance, Maryland. Dola was saved by Dr. Billy Graham’s ministry and at a later age joined Trinity United Methodist Church.  Although a resident of Aurora Senior Living she faithfully devoted herself to the WOLC ministry until its closing. Dola loved listening to Christian ministry on the radio, reading her bible, and enjoyed listening to gospel music.

Dola had a great passion for taking care of those who were unable to care for themselves. She enjoyed visitors and always made you laugh.  Dola always enjoyed returning home to Oriole where she attended the Oriole flea market, there she would buy oyster sandwiches and ice cream for the nursing home staff. She touched everyone that she met.

She leaves precious memories with two special nieces, Shirley Poole and Maxine Jones; a special Cousin, Marva Davis, and a host of relatives and friends.

Dola was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Boots” Jones; two brothers, James and Arthur Jones and a nephew, Melvin White, that she helped to raise.

“Momma Dola” as she was affectionately called, will be greatly missed.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Friday, February 16, 2018 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Princess Anne with a viewing one-hour prior.  Interment will be at St. Charles United Methodist  Church Cemetery in Chance, Maryland.

David Tyrone Carter, Sr.

David Carter

David Tyrone Carter, Sr., 69, of Crisfield, Maryland was peacefully called onto glory Friday, February 2, 2018 while in the comfort of his home. Born in Edwardsville, Virginia on March 10, 1948 to the late Louis Henry and Flora Noel Carter.

He grew up as a child on the coast of Kent Narrows Maryland. He attended Kennard High School until his 8th grade year.

David was known for his love of the water.  He began a charter boat service doing fishing parties at the age of 12. He served in the United State Army from 1968 to 1970 and was stationed in Germany.

He worked as an Oyster Shucker for Metompkin Bay Seafood in Crisfield, until his health failed.

David lived life to the fullest, he couldn’t stay away from the water and continued his profession as a local lifetime waterman.

He met Patty in May of 1979 and they were married on October 21, 1987.

David was a straight forward and honest man who loved his wife and children.

His memory will be cherished by his devoted wife, Patty Carter; five sons, David Carter, Jr. (Sheila) of Georgia, Shawn David Carter (Laura) of Pennsylvania, Travis Shawn Carter (Andrea) of Meza, Arizona, Tommie Guidry (Felicia) of Georgia and Marlon Guidry (Christia) of Princess Anne; four daughters, Darlene Carter (Edward) of Gastonia, North Carolina, Angela Carter of Dover, Delaware, Tinika and Latarria Carter, both of Pennsylvania; several grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; four brothers, Lewis Carter, Jr. (Mary) of Queenstown, Maryland, Dennis Carter (Sue) and Dean Carter (Sandy), all of Grasonville, Maryland and Anthony Carter (Linda) of Burlington, North Carolina; two sisters, Shirley Aytch of Grasonville and Veronica Whiting (James) of Crisfield and a host of nephews, nieces other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Carter.

A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Living Hope Ministries, 27331 Crisfield Marion Road in Crisfield.  Interment will be private.

Erlene H. Doane

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Erlene H. “Sister” Doane, 64, of Princess Anne departed this life Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Aurora Senior Living of Manokin in Princess Anne.  Born, August 27, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Nathaniel Doane and Judia “Judy” Forbes-Cartwright.

She attended the Public Schools in Somerset County, graduating from Washington High School in May 1974.

Erlene professed Christ at an early age and was a life long member of Mt. Hope A.M.E. Zion Church in Princess Anne.

She is survived by seven brothers, Nathan Morris, Frank, David, Nathaniel and Carlton Robinson, Anthony Cartwright and Gardner Doane; four sisters, Cassandra Gallop, Eleanora Butts, Bonnie Polk and Carmen Curraton; special cousins, Gale Jones and Joyce Cottman; a best friend, Yvonne Elmore and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her adoptive mother, Mary Moore and one sister, Iris Riddick.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 Pm Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Mount Hope A.M.E. Zion Church in Princess Anne with a viewing one-hour prior.  Interment will be at the Church Cemetery.

Lottie Ann Moses

Lottie A. Moses

Lottie Ann Moses, 85, departed this life on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, sisters, brother and other family and friends. Born March 13, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Raymond, Sr. and Hettie B. Polk.

“Lot” as she was affectionately called by her family and friends was educated in the public schools of Somerset County.  She met and married Ralph E. Moses, Sr. and from that union seven children were born.

At an early age, Lot accepted Christ as her personal savior and was a member of St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church in Princess Anne until her health began to fail. She was a member of the Senior choir, which at that time was the Voices of St. Mary’s Choir.  Her favorite hymns were “Come on in the Room” and “Better Days”.

She was a character. She would always tell Sweetie, “Gal you always calling on Jesus, he isn’t going to have time to help anybody else.”  She would tell her grandchildren, nieces and nephews when they entered her house “you all are getting big as a house”. All of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren were her favorite but it was the one she was talking to at that time.

 Lot leaves to cherish fond memories with her four daughters; Patricia Moses, Virginia (Marshall) Corbin, Brenda (Runcie) Dale and Victoria (Kevin) Handy; two sons, Ralph (Ophelia) and Timothy “Clem” Moses; one daughter-in-law, Carrie Moses; twenty-six grandchildren,  nineteen great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Jones and Jennie (Percy) Chase; one brother, David (Joyce) Polk all of Princess Anne, MD; two sisters-in-law, Cynthia Polk and Gerldine Mitchell; two brothers-in-laws, Keith and Melvin Moses; a special young man Andre “Duke” Maddox, who she treated like a grandson, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Moses, Sr.; one son, Claudius “Joe Boy” Moses; one grandson, Ralph E. Moses, III; thirteen siblings, Raymond Polk, Jr., Walter Polk, Earl Polk, Ephriam Polk, Clifton Polk, Glenmore Cannon, Charles Polk, Irving Polk, Sr., Bessie Ballard, Beatrice Polk, Bernice Stevenson, Ida Polk and Rita Polk.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Princess Anne, Maryland where friends may call one hour prior.  Rev. Jamaal Bivens will be the Eulogist.  A viewing will also be held 2-6 PM Friday, at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne, Maryland.  Interment will be in the St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Anna Mae Robertson

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Anna Mae Robertson, of Raleigh, North Carolina, fought a good fight and she finished her course. She was called unto eternal glory, Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Anna Mae Robertson was the second child born to Emmitt and Lula Cotton Jr., on September 1, 1917.

She lived to be 100 years old and touched the lives of many. She grew up in Manokin, Maryland, spent her mature adult life in New York City as a book binder and seamstress, and after retirement, her aged adult life was spent in NC.

She was a member of Samuel Wesley United Methodist Church in Manokin.

The matriarch of the Robertson family leaves to cherish a lifetime of memories with: one son, Craig Robertson (Michelle); one brother, Emmitt Cotton, Jr.; two sisters, Ethel Wallace and Evenlyn Horsey; 11 grandchildren, Ca-Asia, CeMecca and Yamieka Lane, Caliph (Sharon), Bobby, Ai-Eisha, Chakenya and Jaquai Robertson, Shemeka, Lorena and William Foster; 12 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Anna Mae Robertson; AKA, Miss Mase was preceded in death by; two of her three sons, Clifford and Cedric Robertson.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Samuel Wesley United Methodist Church in Manokin, with a viewing one hour prior.  Interment will be at the Church Cemetery.

Gladys Christy Conner

G ConnerGladys Christy Conner, 69, of Crisfield, MD went home to be with her heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing Home in Crisfield, MD. She was born on January 13, 1948 to the late Mervin Christy and Mabel White-Christy.

Gladys was educated in the Public Schools System of Somerset County Maryland.

Gladys worked for many years in the Seafood Industry. She was later employed at Shore Up, Inc. in various capacities including: Volunteer Foster Grandparent, Bus Aide, Custodian and Dietary. In 1997 she received the “Shore Up Volunteer of the Year Award” where she remained until 2006.

Gladys accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the former Union Asbury, U.M. Church in Crisfield, where she sang on the church choir. She also sang with the “Soldiers of the Cross”. After the closing of Union Asbury, her membership was transferred to John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station, MD where she remained a faithful member and worshiper. She truly loved the Lord. One of her favorite scripture readings was Psalm 27: 1-4. Gladys loved music and some of her favorite gospel songs were: “Heaven on My Mind,” “Can’t Give Up Now,” “New Doctor” and “My Soul Has Been Anchored.”

“Mom” Gladys lived a full and prosperous life. One thing is for sure, she loved meeting new people. She had a hosts of friends and adored nurses both at the Nursing Home and Fresenius Medical Care Facilities. Every other day when she did not have dialysis she would attend Shady Pines Adult Daycare playing dominoes with the “fellas”. She loved spending time with her family the most, especially the car rides listening to her “favorite jams”. Her favorite two being, “No One” by Alicia Keys and “You’re So Beautiful by Empire”. From Ocean City water taffy to Dayton’s fried chicken she did not miss one beat. Pork skins, starlight peppermints, and Extra chewing gum were her snacks of choice. When it came to party time, Arbor Mist was her preferred beverage. When told she could not have certain things she would say “well, why not”? There was nothing that she did not believe she could not do.

She leaves to cherish loving memories with: her son, William Anthony Horsey of Salisbury, MD; her daughter, Kimbley (Arthur) Abbott of Crisfield, MD; five grandchildren, Gereka Simms, Te’Ona Collins (Derick), William Christy, E’N Dix and El’Tonynea Collins; three great-grandchildren, Ja’Kayla Ballard, Jazmyne Ballard; and the apple of her eye, Darius (Lil Homey) Thompson; one god brother,  Norvanda Sterling of Crisfield, MD and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Christy of Princess Anne, MD; two young ladies she had the pleasure of developing a relationship with: Rosa Hernandez and Tykelah Campbell; and a hosts of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Mervin Conner; a daughter, Gladys Christy-Dix; three sisters, Elizabeth Handy, Ruth Lee Ball and Brenda Lee Cannon; one brother, Melvin “Earlie Boy” Christy and two god brothers; John Day, Jr. and Myron Day.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station, Maryland with a viewing one hour prior.  Interment will be at Mount Peer Cemetery in Marion Station, Maryland.

Rebecca Delilah DeShields

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Rebecca Delilah DeShields, 69, of Salisbury, Maryland, formerly of Princess Anne, Maryland departed this life on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.  She was born February 20, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Inez DeShields-Elsey and James Anderson.

She was educated in the Somerset County Public Schools and graduated from Somerset High School in 1966.  She later attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, graduating in 1987.  This was a great accomplishment for Rebecca who never let her disability stand in the way of whatever goal she wanted to achieve.

Rebecca joined St. John United Methodist Church in Deal Island, Maryland at an early age.  She was later affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Salisbury through their outreach ministry.  She thoroughly enjoyed their weekly services.

Because of her disability, Rebecca became a resident of Anchorage Nursing Home where she resided for approximately 30 years.  While there she made the best of her situation and participated in many activities and programs.  She often accepted leadership roles and was an advocate for patient rights.  She was not one to stay in her room and would often be found downstairs in the main room playing games with other residents or socializing.   She enjoyed being outside and would ask to be taken out as much as the weather permitted.

Rebecca enjoyed visits from her family and telling them what to do and never let them forget she was the oldest.

Loving memories will be cherished by: one son, Antonio DeShields; two grandsons, Brendan and Aiden; three brothers, Benjamin and Marcellus Elsey, both of Princess Anne and Johnathan Hutt; four sisters, Darlene Bess of Philadelphia, Tammy Wilson (Wilbert), Amanda Elsey, all of Salisbury and Janice Anderson of Baltimore; one aunt, Florence C. Jones; one sister-in-law, Tonya DeShields and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne, Maryland with a viewing one hour prior.  A public viewing will be held 2:00 – 6:00 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

Interment will be at John Wesley “Bowland Hill” Cemetery, Princess Anne, MD.

Rosemary Forchion

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Rose Mary Forchion, 53, of Crisfield went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Edward W. McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield.  Born September 24, 1964, she was the daughter of William Ward and Bernice Forchion.

She was educated in the Philadelphia school systems in her early years and later completed her education in the Somerset County school systems.  She worked most of her life at Metompkin Seafood, as well as various other crab houses in the Crisfield area. She also worked at the Deli in Meatland for a few years as well.  She also operated “The Snowball Stand” in Crisfield every summer.

She leaves to cherish fond memories with: one son, Montez Cannon (Kanisha); two daughters, Terri and Marcia Jones; seven grandchildren, Ma’Ron, Dynasti, Darnelle, Rae’Lyn, Martrell, Kyree and Monica; two godchildren, A’Ron White and Aniyah Johnson; three brothers, Carlito (Sharon), James, and Lamont Forchion; five sisters, Sheila Forchion-Revere, Sharon Ward, Vanessa, Alma, and Leona Forchion; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marie Ward; an aunt, Vietta Collins, one brother, William Martin and a special someone, Terry Lee Jones.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Highway Holiness Church, 21127 Old State Road, Crisfield, MD with a viewing one-hour prior.  Interment will be at Mount Peer Cemetery in Marion Station, MD.

Melvin C. Young

IMG_1093 (2)Melvin C. Young, son of the late Ira and Clara Langford Young, was born September 14, 1927 in Marion Station, Maryland.  He departed this life on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Coastal Hospice at The Lake in Salisbury.

Melvin was educated in the Somerset County Public School System and graduated from Crisfield Colored High School in 1945.  He served in the United States Army and later was employed at Hughes in Philadelphia, PA. Foreign Advisory in Princess Anne, MD, Carvel Hall in Crisfield, MD and Pocomoke Plywood Company.

He joined Handy United Methodist Church in Marion at an early age, where he served as president of the finance committee, regularly attended bible study and took care of various things around the church.  Some of his favorite hymns were “Come Ye Disconsolate,” “We’ve Come This Far By Faith,” and “Precious Lord.”  Melvin was also a former president of the AARP organization in Crisfield, and a member of the American Legion.

Melvin leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife of 39 years, Marguerite Miles Young; four step children, Rita Moore of Fayetteville, NC, Chauncey Campbell of Baltimore, MD, Ronald Campbell of Crisfield and Yvonne Whittington (Michael) of Princess Anne, MD; one brother, Homer Young (Yvonne) of North Carolina; three girls that he helped raise, Sheila, Elaine and Francine of Philadelphia, PA; step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; four nephews, Alvin, Russell, Tyrone and Shanga; two nieces, Sheila and Sharon of Baltimore, MD; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by, two brothers, Wendell and Roland Young; one sister, Tryphaena Turpin; and one niece, Aliceteen Taylor.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Handy United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing one-hour prior.  Interment will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at The Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock.

 

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