Jimmie Faye Miles

JImmie Faye Miles

Jimmie Faye Miles, 52, of Washington DC, formerly of Crisfield, Maryland departed this earthly world to a glorious life with God on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at Capital Caring Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, Virginia. Born January 16, 1964, she was the daughter of James Ward and the late Ella Miles.

Jimmie Faye received her education in the Public Schools of Somerset County and received her GED.  Later on, she attended Everest Institute in Silver Spring, MD and received her diploma in Medical Assistant.

One of Jimmie Faye’s first places of employment was at Byrd’s Seafood and Rubberset both in Crisfield, MD.  She later relocated to Washington, DC and worked at New Image Daycare Center & Howard University.

Jimmie Faye was truly loved by her friends and family and well loved by the family dogs “Princess” and “Colby”. She loved to laugh and have fun with everyone. She loved cooking and her favorite food was fried chicken.  She also loved riding out with her companion, Chuck.  During her life, she took many under her wing, always willing to help anyone she could. Often at times she would give her last to help someone in need.

Jimmy Faye attended church in Washington, DC where she was baptized and received Christ as her personal Savior.  Jimmie Faye always prayed and trusted God for every situation.

In addition to her father, she leaves to cherish fond memories: a devoted companion, Charles E. “Chucky” Turpin; one son, Warren B. “Skip” Ward, Jr.; one daughter, Tyshonna “Womp” Miles (Maurice Douglas, Sr.);  two grandchildren, Aniyah Johnson and Maurice Douglas Jr.; four brothers Oscar Miles(Annie), Terry Milbourne (Shakita) Arnold Miles Sr. and William Palmer; one sister, Tammy Miles; several uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces other relatives and friends.  She also leaves two special nephews, Daniel “Pooh” Smith and Noah Miles.

Jimmie Faye was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Louise Miles; grandmothers, Ella Miles and Cora Ward and grandfather, Alonzo Miles, Sr.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Highway Holiness Church in Crisfield with a viewing one hour prior. Interment will be held in Mt. Peer Cemetery in Marion Station, MD.

Andrew Horsey, Sr.


Andrew Horsey, Sr., 72, departed this life on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Born on September 8, 1943 he was the son of the late Leon and Emma Cannon-Horsey.

Andrew was educated in the Public Schools of Somerset County.  He was formerly employed at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore until his health failed.  Andrew also managed the James Family Singers for over 35 years.

Andrew was married to his devoted wife, Sandra Horsey for 46 years.

In addition to his wife, he leaves to cherish fond memories, two sons, Andrew Horsey, Jr and Larry Cornish; two daughters, Andrea Byrd (George, Jr.) and Angel Thomas (Mark); a special niece, whom he raised as his own, Chari Jones and Revonda Proctor, who was like a daughter; a special nephew, Anthony Horsey; five grandchildren, Courtney Pittman, Andrew Pittman III, Ethan Thomas, Jaeda Maddox and Mia Thomas; three great grandchildren, Ja’Vion Collins, AA’Niyah Palmer and Andrew Pittman IV; one brother, Jesse Horsey (Cleo); two sisters, Emma Collins and Edna Borden; five brothers-in-law, Samuel James, Dale James, Maurice James, George Jones and Andre Sykes; six sisters-in-law, Agnes Horsey, Evelyn Horsey, Mary Jones, Gail Sykes, Patricia James-Cope and Cheryl James; his, mother-in-law, Emma James; a host of  other nephews, other nieces, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, David Horsey, Henry Horsey, George Horsey, Clarence Short, James Short, Harrison Horsey and William Short and three sisters, Bertha Horsey, Marie Horsey and Gladys Short; and his father-in-law, Samuel S.D. James.

A funeral service will be held 1 PM Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Princess Anne with a viewing one hour prior. A viewing will also be held 6-8 PM Friday at the church. Interment will be in John Wesley (Bowland Hill) Cemetery in Princess Anne.

Margaret Linnel Kersey

kerseyMargaret Linnel Kersey, 44, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Princess Anne Maryland. Margaret (Nell) was the youngest daughter of 11 siblings, born on November 27, 1971 in Salisbury Maryland. She was the daughter of Ernest and Thelma Kersey of Kingston, Maryland.

She was educated in the Public Schools of Somerset County.

Nell, as she was affectionately called by family and friends was loved by so many people, she was always the life of the party; she would light up a room with her presence. She is remembered for her kind adventurous spirit, beautiful smile and crazy sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two daughters, Katrina Stevenson of Frederick, Maryland and Ashley Stevenson of Stone Mountain, Georgia; eight siblings, Lydia Peterson, Kaven Kersey, Tinna Kersey, and Raymond Kersey, all of Frederick Maryland, Nathan Kersey, Carol Kersey and Jennifer Kersey, all of Princess Anne, Maryland and Eric Kersey of Hickory, North Carolina; three grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and friends who all loved her immensely.

One sister, Nicole Kersey and one brother, Ernest Kersey preceded her in death.

A Memorial service will held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Woodrow T. Wilson Center,  119 S. 7th street Crisfield.

Carol Adriane Sterling

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Carol Adriane Sterling, 56 was the daughter of Carroll Ranford Sterling and the late Norma Mae (Hall) Sterling. Carol Adriane was born January 8, 1960 in Crisfield, Maryland. After a lengthy battle with breast cancer, Carol Adriane was called home to eternal rest on Friday, February 12, 2016 at her residence while embraced by her family.

Carol Adriane was educated in the Somerset County Public School System. She continued her studies at Wor-Wic Tech Community College where she obtained an Associates degree in Secretarial Science. While attending Wor-Wic Tech, she achieved high marks and was on the Dean’s List.

Throughout high school and her post-graduate education, Carol Adriane was employed at Byrd’s Seafood in Crisfield until she relocated to Baltimore. After moving, she married her childhood sweetheart Ricky Ward. Carol Adriane’s degree was put to use when she began her professional career at the Central Maryland Health Systems Agency in downtown Baltimore.  She then later provided bookkeeping services for BHW Cleaning Services – a family-owned business – and administrative support for the Maryland Committee for         Children.  Carol Adriane’s next step in her career was as a  medical office coordinator for Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.  Her 14 years at Bayview afforded her the chance to deepen her knowledge in the medical industry.  Since Carol Adriane was a very ambitious person, she sought out another opportunity for growth and landed at the Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) Office of Real Estate.  Carol Adriane worked her final eight years at SHA where she gained not only more knowledge but also many close friendships.  She was a quick learner and was dedicated to furthering herself.  While at SHA, Carol Adriane completed a professional development program called Stepping Into Success and earned a promotion into a new field of study. Her steadfastness and commitment were evident throughout her tenure.  Carol Adriane studied, prepared, and successfully interviewed for her new position all while fighting her battle with cancer.

Carol Adriane’s Christian journey began at Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church where she accepted Jesus Christ as her savior.  Her love of the music ministry was strong; however, Carol Adriane was hesitant to join the Voices of Praise Choir.  Over the course of time, Carol Adriane eventually made the move to become a part of the music ministry.  Her adoration for the choir was apparent to all.  After she was convinced to join, Carol Adriane turned out to be one of the choir’s best altos.  She took her duties to the church very seriously and, due to her persistence and diligence, she was  recognized by the minister of music as one who continually  progressed over the years. Carol Adriane took things a step further and established her own hospitality committee within the church choir where she celebrated birthdays and created cards for each individual.  This became a part of the official     by-laws for the church choir.  Carol Adriane was deeply committed to her relationship with Jesus Christ.  Because of this faithful relationship with the Lord, her Pastor requested that Carol Adriane become a steward of the church and she humbly accepted. It would never be a surprise to anyone to find Carol Adriane asking for her Bible, a scripture to be read, or her family to sing a hymn for her.

Those who knew Carol Adriane witnessed her passionate, caring, and strong personality! She loved bringing family and friends together and cooking for the masses.  Carol Adriane was very proud of the education and opportunities that both her sons received from Morgan State University, and more times than not, you would see her sporting MSU attire. Carol Adriane’s beautiful smile and humorous character will truly be missed.

Those left to cherish the many memories are her father, Carroll R. Sterling; two sons, Cedric (Eboni) and Austin Ward and their father, Ricky Ward all of Baltimore; five siblings, Angie Sterling, Maynard Sterling and Myra Sterling, all of Salisbury, Carroll “Sonny” Green of New Jersey and Yvette Cross (Michael) of Crisfield; one uncle; two aunts; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Living Hope Ministries in Marion Station, MD, with a viewing one hour prior.  A viewing will also be held Friday 6-8 PM at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Peer Cemetery in Marion Station.

Bessie L. Holden

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Bessie Lillian Spady Holden, daughter of the late Isaiah and Hattie Waters Spady was born on September 12, 1919 in Pocomoke City, Maryland.

Bessie answered the call of her Divine Master on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.

Bessie received her education in the Public Schools of Somerset County Maryland.

On August 3, 1935 she was joined in holy matrimony to the late Fulton Holden.  The marriage ceremony was performed by the late Rev. D. Graham at the church parsonage.  At the time of the demise of her husband, they were blessed with 74 years of marriage.

Bessie joined Ebenezer United Methodist Church at a very early age and remained a member until her death.  At Ebenezer she was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Fellowship Choir.

Bessie and her husband was employed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for many years.  Bessie retired from the Rubberset Company in 1981.  After her retirement she became a private care provider.

Bessie was a wonderful, caring, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Those left to cherish a life well lived are:  one son, Michael E. Holden; four grandsons, Lemonte (Brittney), Cameron, Dontee and David (April) ; nine great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Calvin Hall, Sr. and William Ward, Sr.; three sisters-in-law, Tyvoila Holden, Lois Ward and Louise Whittington; two brothers-in-law, Calvin Hall and William Ward; a host of nephews, nieces and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 19, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Marion Station.  With a viewing one hour prior.  Interment will be at the church cemetery.

Shawn M. Evans

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Shawn Myra Evans, 50 went home to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Peninsula Regional Medical center in Salisbury, Maryland.

Shawn was born on August 7, 1965 to Dolores Evans and the late Linwood Lee, Sr. She was a member of Mount Peer United Methodist Church, Marion, Maryland. At an early age she was a member of the youth choir and usher board.

Shawn was educated in the Somerset County Public School System graduating from Crisfield High School, Crisfield, Maryland in 1983. She worked at Manokin Manor Nursing Home in Princess Anne, Maryland from 1990-1994 as a certified nursing assistant and certified medicine technician. She also worked as a teacher’s aide in the Somerset County Public School System and the migrant program. She then worked for the Wicomico County public School System at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, Maryland for fourteen years as an ISS Coordinator until her health failed.

Shawn attended the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland. She was a member of the Gospel Choir until her health failed, she loved them and they loved her as they kept in touch during her illness.

Shawn leaves to cherish her precious memory, her loving mother, Dolores Evans, Marion, MD; her loving daughter, Sarah D. Evans, Marion, MD; four brothers, Kevin Evans (Shontae) Marion, MD, Ryan Evans, Philadelphia, PA, Linwood Lee, Jr., Crisfield, MD and John Lee (Barbara) Mississippi; five sisters, Gladys Williams, Lydia Thomas (Johnny) Salisbury, MD, Lynn Ward, Florida, Deborah Bell (Clarence) Marion, MD and Paulette Edwards, Crisfield, MD; one uncle Reginald Thomas (Andrea) Bear, DE; step-mother Elsie Lee Collier, Salisbury, MD; many nieces and nephews and a host of cousins and friends; a very special cousin Lynnette Thomas who she loved and adored because she listened to her woes and complaints and cooked and fed her; and her play mom and dad, Levitha and Donald Lawson.

Shawn was preceded in death by her father, Linwood Lee, Sr.; one brother Rudolph Lee; and a sister Linda Lee.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Handy United Methodist Church in Marion Station, MD.  With a viewing one hour prior.  Interment will be in Mt. Peer U.M.C. Cemetery in Marion Station.

Elder Noah John Stewart

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Elder Noah John Stewart, 82 of Marion Maryland, departed this life on Saturday,   February 6, 2016 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury Maryland.  He was born on May 31, 1933 to the late Upsher and Julie White Stewart. After the death of his mother, he was raised by his aunt Lottie.

Elder Stewart received his education in the Public Schools of Somerset County graduating with the Class of 1952 from Carter G. Woodson High School.  After graduating from High School he served four years in the United States Army.  When he returned home he worked several jobs, later retiring from Sherwin Williams Rubberset Company in Crisfield, Maryland.

In November 1958 he met and married Helen Atkinson of 57 years, and to this union two children were born.

As a child Noah attended John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Maryland.  Noah gave his life to the Lord and continued his Christian journey.   He became ordained as an Elder at Highway Holiness Church and served as Pastor for eight years at United Church of the Firstborn in Salisbury, Maryland. Elder Stewart later returned to Highway Holiness as senior Elder under the Pastorate of Dorothy Holden.   He was an avid bible study teacher and preached on every third Sunday. His favorite sayings,  “Its Tight But its Right” and “Sin will take you farther than you want go, make you stay longer than you want to stay, and make you pay more than u want to pay”.  Two of his famous sermons, “Don’t straddle the Fence and Pay on your Layaway”.   He was a strong man of faith and integrity, a loving husband, father and cherished grandfather.

Noah loved working outside mowing and grooming his yard.  He was outgoing and made friends with all. He also encouraged everyone that he met and believed in giving advice with wisdom. Some of his last advice to the family was to Love one another, stay and pray for one another, and above all get “Saved”.

He leaves fond memories to be cherished by wife of 57 years, Helen Stewart; two daughters, Teresa Fosque of Georgia and Cassandra Price (Eric) of Salisbury Maryland; four grandchildren, Rhonda Banks (Marvin), Taron, Perrisha and Terrence; four great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Jackie Perry and Noah E. Atkinson; one sister-in-law, Magnolia Steward and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James “Bus”, Upsher “Little Up”, and George; three sisters, Irene, Ollie and Caroline; and one brother-in-law, Dana Atkinson.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 13, 2016 at St. James United Methodist Church in Westover, MD.  With a viewing one hour prior.  A viewing will also be held 6-8 PM Friday at Highway Holiness Church in Hopewell.  Interment will be in John Wesley U.M.C Cemetery in Marion Station.

Mary Elizabeth Hayman

Mary Elizabeth HaymanMary Elizabeth Hayman, 94, of Salisbury,  MD formerly of Manokin, MD made her heavenly transition on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Deer’s Head Hospital Center in Salisbury.


To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under the heavens (Ecc. 3:1)

Mary’s Affirmation “Every shut eye ain’t sleep and every goodbye ain’t gone. Stay focused on your goal and keep the door open to opportunity.”

A Time to Be Born

Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp, the oldest of three children was born in Manokin, Maryland on July 30, 1921, to the late Olandis Russell Beauchamp and Bertha Miles Beauchamp.


A Time to Build Up

Mary affectionately known as “Mom” grew up in Manokin, Maryland. She was reared in a hardworking and loving family. Mary and her siblings, Edward and David, were nurtured by loving parents who loved the Lord and believed that a life of hard work, love, and dedication would yield a bountiful harvest. Mary was educated in the Somerset County Public Schools. Upon graduation at the age of 15, she attended Princess Anne College where she studied music and sang on the local radio station. She continued her musical studies at the Settlement School of Music in Philadelphia, Pa. It was there that she trained in Operatic voice to become a member of the Philadelphia Liturgical Society. Mary toured nationally as an opera singer sharing the stage with musical greats including the late Marian Anderson. At an early age, Mary accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior and remained a faithful servant until her death. Mom was quietly strong and unwavering in her daily walk; no loud proclamation, simply a soft whisper of obedience to God’s will.

A Time for Every Purpose under the Heavens

Mary’s strong work ethic led to a long career as a licensed practical nurse. Upon retiring from Germantown Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mary continued her blessing and gifts as a caretaker for her uncle in Washington, D.C., many private duty patients, and later her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a proud member for many years of Starlight Chapter 44 of the Order of the Eastern Star and also of Camper Club Eighty-five.

A Time for Marriage

Mary was married to the late Joseph J.W. Hayman in 1939. To this union was born one daughter, Baola M. Hayman and one son Joseph O.W. Hayman. Mary and Joseph made Manokin their home and business residence for more than sixty years.

A Time to Laugh

Mary loved to hear a good joke or funny story that would bring her joy, smiles and laughter. Her laughter and her beautiful smile will never be forgotten.

A Time to Mourn

Mourning her loss yet rejoicing in her purposeful life are her survivors: Baola M. (James) Gould and son Joseph O.W. Hayman, Sr., daughter-in-law Deborah Hayman, grandchildren, James H. F. (Patricia) Gould, Bereatha E. (Ronald) Jackson, Mary A.B. (Darrell) Gordon, Joseph O.W. Hayman Jr., Imani N. Hayman, and Jaye J. Hayman; great-grandchildren Patrice R. Gould, Elliot J. (Bianca) Gould, Eric F. Gould, Michael James Reed-Gordon, Niyah S. Jackson, Niles A. Jackson, Joseph O.W. Hayman III, Josiah Hayman, and Myah Hayward; and one great-great granddaughter Adalynne Santiago. She is also survived by many loving family members: brothers-in-law, James Hayman (Nellie) and Eldon Hayman (Mary); cousins June Beaver, Ellen Holloman, and Bill Williams; devoted friends Alice Collins, Evelyn Horsey, Carolyn Jones, Estella Stackhouse, and Jeanette Waters; and a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, Olandis and Bertha Beauchamp, her husband Joseph J. W. Hayman, brothers Edward and David Beauchamp, sister-in-law Naomi Beauchamp, and cousin Doris Beaver.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday, February 12, 2016 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 6101 Quantico Road, Quantico, MD with a viewing two hours prior. Interment will be in Samuel Wesley U.M.C. Cemetery in Manokin.

Michelle A. Hunter

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Michelle Antoinette Smith Hunter, a beloved daughter, was born to the late James Smith, Sr. and Lovan M. Smith on August 23, 1968 in Somerset County.  She transitioned from this life to eternal life on January 22, 2016 at the St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, when God in His infinite wisdom and sweet compassion, softly whispered “Come Home…”

She received her formal education in the Somerset County Public School Systems and was a graduate in the Class of 1986 from Washington High School in Princess Anne, Maryland. Michelle accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Princess Anne, where she served on several ministries.  Later in life, she joined the Royal Light Missionary Baptist Church in Baltimore.  There she continued her walk with the Lord.  She had an unwavering faith in God, and loved to sing the songs of Zion.  One song she sang often was “Tomorrow” which leaves us with a message, (if she could speak) don’t wait until tomorrow, it might be too late.  Give your life to Christ today.

She was employed by Erickson Living Retirement Communities in Baltimore for 16 years as its Business Office Manager.  Michelle was a detail oriented person and loved the challenge of her work.  She was a genuinely happy person who enjoyed the company of family and also friends.  She was a member of the Sweet Elite Social Club of the Princess Anne/Salisbury area and served as their Event Coordinator.  Miss Fluff, as she was affectionately called also was an avid reader.  She had a passion for books and was a member of the Page Turners Book Club of Baltimore.  She was an organizer and was ever-present at family functions, especially the Annual Smith and Jones Day Family Reunions.  Michelle was in the process of assisting with her next class reunion and the planning of the next family reunion, when God called her home.

Michelle really loved to help people and had a nurturing spirit.  She always took the time to encourage the young family members.  She could be counted on to help and fill in the gaps where needed. She assisted with the raising of her niece, E’Recha Bailey of Princess Anne and her nephew, Jemyri Jones of Baltimore. All the children really loved their Aunt Chelle.  She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend.  Michelle had a passion for life and was full of love and kindness.  Fluff will be sorely missed by many.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her devoted companion, Anthony Johnson of Baltimore; two brothers, James Smith, Jr. and Tony Smith, Sr., both of Princess Anne; one sister, Ola Milligan of Princess Anne; two aunts, Blanche Jones of Princess Anne and Frances Smith of Salisbury; one uncle, Arthur Smith (Luetta) of Salisbury; one great uncle, Prosser Smith of Princess Anne and two, devoted nieces, Tamika Jones of Princess Anne and Chantell Bentley of Baltimore.  A host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her nephew,    Michael Dennis, Jr.

A funeral service will be held 1 PM Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Princess Anne with a viewing one hour prior.  A viewing will also be held 6 to 8 PM Friday at the church.  Interment will be in John Wesley (Bowland Hill) Cemetery in Princess Anne.


Trinity La’Iona Milbourne

babyTrinity La’Iona Milbourne, newborn, of Crisfield, Maryland, departed this life Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. She was the daughter of Tramaine Milbourne and Brittany Byrd both of Crisfield.

In addition to her parents she is survived by: one brother, Devaron Jackson, Jr; three sisters, Shalise Jackson, De’Vonna Jackson and Tre’Iona Milbourne; paternal grandmother, Theresa Waters; paternal great grandmother, Ernestine Milbourne; paternal great grandfather, Raymond Waters; maternal grandparents, Melissa Byrd and James “Eric” Whittington, Sr. (Tanika); maternal great grandmother, Linda Byrd; maternal great great grandmother, Elnora Byrd and other relatives and friends. Services will be private.