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Glenwood Wallace Hayward, Sr.

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Glenwood Wallace Hayward, Sr., 70, was the son of the late Clarence and Millie Corbin-Hayward.  He was born March 5, 1946 and departed this life on Monday, January 2, 2017 at his home.

Glenwood was educated in the Somerset County School System and graduated from Somerset High School in 1965. He was employed at The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and retired after many years of service. After retiring Glenwood worked in various occupations, such as automotive and landscaping.

Glenwood enjoyed fishing, playing pool and watching westerns.  He especially loved his dog, Ottie.

He is survived by one son, Glenwood Hayward, Jr (Sylvia); two daughters, Katrina Hayward-Paul (Gesper) and Trina King (Ronnie II); one sister, Carrie H. Fontaine (Marcus, Sr.); 15 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clarence Hayward and one sister, Maeola Turpin.

A funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne, Maryland.  Interment will be in Oaksville Community Cemetery in Princess Anne.

Yvonne Deborah Ward

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Yvonne Davis Ward, 63, of Salisbury, Maryland formally Mt. Vernon, Maryland gained her wings on Friday, December 23, 2016 at her residence in Salisbury.

She attended Somerset and Washing High in Princess Anne, Maryland.  She was employed with Perdue Farms in Salisbury and later retired.

Yvonne attended and was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Community Center, Mt. Vernon where she served on the Usher Board.

She leaves to cherish her fond memories: her husband of 24 years, Wallace Ward of Salisbury; her sister Harriet Corbin (Ronald) of Marion Station, Maryland; two brothers, Leon Davis of Parksley, Virginia and Douglass Bloodsworth (Bernice) of Fruitland, Maryland; her baby cat, Gizmo and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Madge Maddox, Robert Davis, Floyd and Mazie Bloodsworth; three brothers, Joseph and Robert Davis and Julius Bloodsworth; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Pearl Ward.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Lyle Walton Gray

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Lyle Walton Gray, 77, of Crisfield departed this life on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield. Born November 3, 1939, he was the son of the late Theodore Hall and Alverta Fields-Gray.

Lyle was a graduate of Carter G. Woodson High School.  He was drafted into the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War.  He was enlisted for two years, and was released with an honorable discharge.  He later became employed with Bank of America where he retired after 30 years.

Lyle was a member St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Crisfield where he served as a Trustee and was a member of the Sons of Allen.  He loved his church and would do whatever he could for the betterment of serving the Lord.

Lyle was also a member of Crisfield Pride Lodge #194 where he served as Esteemed Lecturing Knight and a member of Past Grand Exalted Ruler Council #76 where he served as Post Trustee.  He was also a member of the Tri-State Cavaliers and Past State President.

Lyle enjoyed reading, listening to music and playing pool.  He was a great golfer on the field.  Lyle loved his mustangs, and was a die hard Redskins fan.

Lyle was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend.

He leaves to cherish fond memories with his devoted wife, Jean Pittman-Gray; one son Cornell Gray (Denise); two daughters, Tonya and Terelle Simmons; six grandsons, Cornell, Brandon, Byron, Matthew, Edward Jr. and Ian; two granddaughters, Markeia and Briana; one great granddaughter Kamille; one sister, Marlene Gray-Ward of Crisfield; two sisters-in-law,   Mona Simmons of Norristown, PA and Natasha Simmons of Salisbury; one brother-in-law, James Simmons of Salisbury; a very special friend, Edward “Darrell” Johnson, Sr. and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.  In addition to his parents, Lyle was preceded in death by one sister, Laurlane Bacon.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM Saturday, December 31, 2016 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Crisfield with a viewing one hour prior. A viewing will also be held 6 to 8 PM Friday at the church where ceremonial rites will be performed by Crisfield Pride Lodge #194 at 7 PM.

Interment will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Maryland.

George T. Joynes

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He is survived by three daughters, Arhemia, Ardella and Beulah; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Mae E. Dorsey; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Joynes and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Herschel, Marion and Oscar Joynes; three sisters Margaret Maddox, Helen Short and Alverta Shaw.

A funeral service will be held 12 noon Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Samuel Wesley United Methodist Church in Manokin with a viewing one hour prior. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.

Nadya Pecola Singleton

babyNadya Pecola Singleton of Princess Anne, MD infant daughter of Michael Singleton and Shantae Harris departed this life Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

A private graveside service will be held at Oaksvilke Community Cemetery.

Orlene A. Robinson-Johnson

thIDI1MPX3Orlene  A. Robinson- Johnson, 66, departed this life Thursday, November 24, 2016 at her home in Camden, New Jersey.

A viewing will be held 5-8 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Carl Miller Funeral Home, 831 Carl Miller Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey. Funeral Services will be held 12 noon Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Anthony E. Ward, Jr Funeral  Home in Princess Anne with a viewing one hour prior.

Interment will be in the family cemetery in Westover, Maryland.

Garnett Winston Brown, Sr.

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Garnett Winston Brown, Sr., 85 of Crisfield, also known to family and friends as “Big Boy” departed this life suddenly after a lengthy illness on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home in Crisfield, Maryland. He was born November 25, 1931 to the late Alonzo, Sr. and Nora Horsey-Brown.

He attended the Public School System in Crisfield.  He later joined the United States Army, he served from 1950 to 1953 and received an honorable discharge.  After returning from the service he began employment with Handy’s Seafood & Company in Crisfield where he stayed for over 50 years.

Garnett was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Crisfield.

He loved his family and friends, he would often sit on the porch talking to friends. Garnett loved watching baseball and cowboy movies.

He leaves to cherish fond memories of him, with his devoted wife of 45 years, Milkey Brown; four sons, Garnett Brown, Jr. of Crisfield, Gary Brown (Elmira) of Salisbury, MD and Stanley Brown (Shirley) of Crisfield and Toris Battle (Sheena) of Glen Burnie, MD; two daughters, Carolyn Weatherbe (Grover, Jr.) and Agnes Waters, all of Crisfield; 20 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor and Barbara Brown, both of Crisfield; a very good friend, William Campbell, Jr.; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Waters; his first wife, Mary Cottman-Brown; three brothers, Mayhew Murphy, Alonzo, Jr. (twin brother) and Donald Brown, Sr.; one sister, Pauline Trippet.

A Funeral Service will be held 1 PM Saturday, December, 3, 2016 at Highway Holiness Church in Crisfield with a viewing one hour prior.  Interment will be held 1 PM Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Maryland.

Billy Solomon Burgess

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Billy Solomon Burgess, 69, of Marion Station, MD transitioned from this earthly life on Monday, November 21, 2016 at his home.  He was born on May 19, 1947 in Lake City, SC to Louise Hannah-Burgess and the late Johnny Burgess.

Billy received his education in the Somerset County School System and graduated from Carter G. Woodson High School in Crisfield, MD in 1967.  He matriculated to the University of Maryland of Eastern Shore and graduated in 1971.  His career path led him to become an Art Instructor in the Wicomico County School System where he retired after 35 years.

Some of his favorite hobbies were gardening and photography.  He was always planting and buying beautiful things to behold.  He planted apple trees, pecan trees, and grapevines.  At any family function or gathering (especially the Family Reunions), he was “the photographer”.  Sometimes there were no heads on the photos, but we enjoyed looking at them.  He was a lover of art, especially African American Art and unusual paintings and objects.  His favorite time of the year was Christmas.  He loved shopping, decorating and giving gifts to everyone.  He also extended his Christmas decorating talent to assist his sister, Dolly, at our church home in Maryland.

Billy loved watching Survivor with his sister, Clara and CNN with his mother, Louise.  He also cherished having conversations and discussions with his siblings.  His kind, loving, and unselfish heart is what we treasured so much about him and his tremendous love for us all.

In addition to his mother, Louise, he is survived by three brothers, Joseph Sr., Enoch (April) and Charles (Doreen) Burgess; four sisters, Clara Johnson (Rufus), Dolly Burgess, Geneva Hanna and Mary Burgess-Gregg (Frankie); four godchildren, Shayla, Alysha, Michael and Ariel Anderson, a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives and friends.

A viewing will be held 6-8 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 3, 2016 at New Bethlehem Baptist Church, Lake City, SC.  Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Park in Lake City.

Further arrangements entrusted to Green’s Funeral Home in Lake City.

Patrick William Barkley

barkley-1Patrick William Barkley, 58, of Fruitland, departed this life Monday, November 21, 2016 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born January 28, 1958, he was the son of Patricia B. Lenoir and the late Upton Barkley, Jr. He was employed as a carpenter in the home improvement industry for many years.

He is survived by his fiance’ Joyce A. Jones; his mother, Patricia B. Lenoir; two brothers, Ivan Barkley, Sr. (Casandra) and Von Lenoir (Lisa); one sister, Patrice Cornish (Reginald); and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Services private.

Phillip Samuel “Big Phil” Strasser

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Phillip Samuel “Big Phil” Strasser, 90, of Crisfield, MD, entered into eternal rest on the morning of Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home in Crisfield, MD.  Born February 27, 1926, in Coraopolis, PA, he was the son of the late Merle and Alice Strasser.

Big Phil received his education in the public schools of Allegheny County, PA.  He enlisted in the United States Navy at the young age of 17.  While on his tour of duty, he got the opportunity to travel to more than 20 countries around the world including India, Canada, and Germany, where he became fluent in German.  Serving his country in World War II, he ran into his brother, Buddy, while on a ship overseas.

Upon his return from the war, Big Phil began working on the water.  He later met the love of his life, Gertie Mae, and they married on June 16, 1962.  PopPop, as he was affectionately known by his grandchildren, exhibited a strong love for his family.  To provide for them, he reverted back to his passion and love for the water, working on barges, tugboats, pile drivers and steamboats up and down the Mississippi River, the three rivers in Pittsburgh, the Chesapeake Bay, and their surrounding tributaries.  He even had a hand in building the original wharf in Crisfield.  After retiring, Big Phil was employed by Evans Boat Construction & Repair in Crisfield, a job he maintained until he was 80 years old.

Big Phil enjoyed watching sports, but most of all he loved watching Westerns, The Three Stooges, and National Geographic television shows.  He also loved baking bread, a skill he acquired during his service in the military as a cook, and enjoyed talking about the country of India with Dr. Vijay and the local pharmacist.  He could often be found sitting at Tidy’s drinking a cup of coffee and exchanging stories of his worldly travel with friends and fisherman.  One of his favorite sayings was “I’m still kicking.”

He leaves behind to cherish fond memories his devoted wife of 54 years, Evangelist Gertie Strasser; one daughter, Debbie Freeman (Ray); four sons, Anthony (Crystal), Sylvester, Kirk, and Reginald Jackson; one son-in-law, David Thompson; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; two play daughters, Missionary Helen Murray and Debbie Miles; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Marlon “Little Phil” Dix; two daughters, Leanore Jackson and Karen Thompson; and two brothers, David and Carroll “Buddy” Strasser.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Highway Holiness Church in Crisfield.  With a viewing one hour prior.  Interment Private.

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