Obituaries

Verna L. Corbin

 

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Verna Louise Corbin, 54, departed this life on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born January 25, 1961, she was the daughter of Juanita Bailey and the late L. Elwood Jones, both of Venton, Maryland.

Verna was educated in the public schools of Somerset County.  She was a 1979 graduate of Washington Senior High School.  She was formerly employed at Perdue, Inc. and most recently as an Instructional Assistant for Somerset County Public Schools.

Verna attended St. Mark United Methodist Church in Oaksville where you could find her working in the kitchen whenever she was needed.  She was a free spirited person who had a beautiful smile that would light up a room.  She had a deep love for people especially for children.  She loved to sew, bowl, decorate, play bingo and could make anything when she put her mine to it.

Verna was married to the love of her life, Reginald Corbin, Sr. for 29 years.  From this union, four children were born.

In addition to her mother, she  leaves to cherish fond memories with her loving husband, Reginald Corbin, Sr.; three daughters, Alisha, Jayla and Kayla Corbin; one son, Reginald Corbin, Jr.; two special sons, Seth Bennett (Michelle) and Johnathan Lewis, Jr; one special daughter, Tamiya Matthews; two brothers, Carl Bailey (Carla) and Louis Smith (Crystal); five sisters, Angela Corbin, Paula Long (John), Yvonne and Monica Jones and Robin Bailey; a mother-in-law, Bessie Corbin; three sisters-in-law, Linda C. Woolford (Stephen), Colleen Slade and Gail Corbin; four brothers-in-law, Thomas Corbin, Sr. (Mary), Cornell Corbin, Sr. (Gabriele), Russell Corbin, Sr. and Ronald Corbin, Sr. (Dorothy). A host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, godchildren, cousins, other family and friends.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis “Mickey” Jones and Gerry “Termite” Jones; one sister, Sharon Jones; and one niece Terra Leatherbury.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 7, 2015 at First Baptist Church, 528 Booth Street and Delaware Avenue in Salisbury with a viewing one hour prior.  Reverend Elmer Davis will be the Eulogist and Reverend Ronald Bell will officiate.  A viewing will also be held 1 to 6 PM Friday at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne.  Interment will be in Oaksville Community Cemetery.

Roger C. Christopher

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Roger Columbus Christopher Jr. departed this life on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Roger was born on May 28, 1952 to the Mary E. Christopher and the late Roger C. Christopher Sr.

Roger completed high school at James M. Bennett in Salisbury, Maryland. He married his late wife, Bertha (Collins) Christopher a.k.a. “Squeaky” and to that union, three children were born. Roger enjoyed fishing with his family and friends. He also enjoyed going to the Delmar Drag Way.

For years, Roger Jr. and his late father, Roger Sr. owned and operated Roger and Son Trucking Company Inc. He also owned Roger’s Rhythm and Blues record store on the plaza in Salisbury, Maryland.

In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory: four sons, Roger W. Christopher, Brian L. Cotton (Tapeaka), Verron L. and Rodney C. Christopher; one daughter, La’ Tanya E. Christopher; two stepsons, Warren Corbin and Kenneth Bryant, Jr.; one stepdaughter, Stella Robinson; 28 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Cynthia Polk; two uncles, Douglas J. King Sr. and Naaman King; his mother-in-law, Bessie Stevenson; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends. In addition to his father, Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Collins Christopher.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Anthony E. Ward, Jr. Funeral Home in Princess Anne, MD.

Marlyn Edward Holland, Sr.

Marlyn HollandMarlyn Edward Holland, Sr., 87, of Marion Station went home to be with the lord on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Marlyn was born on August 6, 1928 and was the son of the late Sidney Whittington, Sr. and Elnora Holland.

Marlyn was raised on “Branch” of Marion Station, Maryland and was always proud of that association.  He was educated in the Somerset County School System. After graduating from Carter G. Woodson High School, Crisfield, Maryland he honorably served in the United States Army.  When he returned from active duty he completed a three year program of studies at Maryland State College now UMES in Princess Anne, Maryland.  He then went on to work for over 20 years at Campbell Soup Company and then on to Rubberset of Sherwin-Williams for over 20 years before retiring.  As a life-long member of Mount Peer United Methodist Church he faithfully studied the Bible, shared his love for the Lord through fellowship and for over 40 years served as the church treasurer.

He leaves to cherish fond memories with his wife of 58 years, Bernice C. Holland; his son, Marlyn E. Holland, Jr. (Kathryn); his daughters, Catherine Holland, Frances Holland-Gonzalez and Katie Morris; his grandchildren, Robert A. Holland, India H. Johnson and April L. Timmons; two brothers, Sidney Whittington, Jr. (Beatrice) and Grover Whittington (Clara); one sister, Agnes Sutton-Brown and a host of nephews, nieces and other relatives.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Samuel and Arby Whittington

A Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Handy United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing one hour prior. Pastor William Miles will be the Eulogist. Interment will be at Mt. Peer Cemetery in Marion Station.

Remonia A. Finney

Finney123Remonia A. Barkley Finney, daughter of Margaret Gunther-Barkley and the late Howard A. Barkley went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at her residence in Eden, Maryland.

Remonia attended the Public Schools of Somerset County and furthered her education with M.V.A. in Salisbury, Maryland.

Remonia joined Flower Hill United Methodist Church at an early age and continued her ministry with New Psalmist Non-Denominational Church in Westover, Maryland.  She later transferred her ministry to Trinity Faith Christian Center in Fruitland, Maryland under the leadership of Pastor Violet Jones.

Remonia was a faithful and devoted member who loved the Lord with all her heart, mind and strength.  She was very active with many organizations within the church.

In addition to her mother, Margaret Gunther-Barkley of Princess Anne, she leaves to cherish her memories with the love of her life for 22 years, her husband, Robert L. Finney of Eden; one granddaughter, Keisha Donahue; one sister, Martha Barkley Cottman of Eden; three stepdaughters, Katrina, Tara and Chimere’ Finney, all of Salisbury and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one son, Donald A. Banks, Jr.; five brothers, Frederick, Herman, Oliver, John “Jack”, and Alphonso Barkley and one nephew, Thomas Cottman.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Trinity Faith Christian Center in Fruitland, Maryland.  With a viewing one hour prior. Pastor Violet Jones will be the Eulogist.  A viewing will also be held 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Saturday at the Church.  Interment will follow at Flowerhill Cemetery in Eden, Maryland.

Mother Annie Mae Milbourne

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Mother Annie Mae Milbourne, 91, of Westover, Maryland departed this life on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland after a brief stay at Anchorage Nursing Facility.  She was born on February 22, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Linwood and Annie Mae Johnson.

Mother Milbourne received her education in the Somerset County Public Schools.  She was employed by Green Giant for 30 years and continued to work seasonally well into her 70’s.

She was a member of the United Church of The Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith, baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost in her late 20’s.  She was a founding member of the Daughters of Zion and active in the ECI Prison Ministry.  She also fellowshipped with Apostolic Revival Center in Crisfield, Maryland pastured by her faithful great nephew, Elwood U. Collins, Jr. during her illness.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, James Edward Johnson (Elaine) of Roslyn, PA; one granddaughter, Wanda “Cookie” Belin of Baltimore; one great granddaughter, Kelia L. Belin of Baltimore; two sisters, Maria Maddox of Fairmount, MD and Mary Jeanette Hutchinson (Alvin) of Baltimore; one sister-in-law, Cassie Johnson of Salisbury; two special daughters, Darlean Young and Sandra Milbourne, both of Salisbury; two special sons, Arthur Maddox and James Milbourne.  Mother Milbourne was blessed to have many devoted nephews, nieces, and brothers and sisters in Christ, all who assisted in her care in a special and loving way.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded on death by her husband, John Henry Milbourne; one sister, Evelyn Maddox and two brothers, Charles Johnson and Earl Richardson.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 12, 2015 at United Church of The Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith in Westover, Maryland.  With a viewing one hour prior.  Pastor Lowell Collins will be the Eulogist and Pastor Elwood Collins, Jr. will assist.  A viewing will also be held 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Friday at the Church.  Interment will be at the Church Cemetery in Westover.

Margaret Jones

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Margaret Jones “Granny” or “Grandma” as she was affectionately called was born on May 1, 1943 to the late Mark Jones and Margaret Dennis.  After a lengthy illness, Margaret departed this life on Saturday, August 22, 2015.

After 42 years of service, Granny retired from Perdue Inc., there she received numerous awards for perfect attendance and outstanding service.

Margaret received her education in the public schools of Somerset County.  At an early age she became a member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church.  She was very supportive of her church and loved to read her Daily Bread and The Upper Room.  She got great comfort in listening to WESM “Stairway to Heaven” host Marian Birckhead on Sunday mornings.

For many years Granny was an active member of the Walter Polk Post #132 Ladies Auxiliary of Princess Anne.  She will always be remembered for her down home cooking, pleasant smile, pleasant disposition and her willingness to always help someone in need.  She loved to travel but after two or three days she would reply “I’m ready to go back home to Princess Anne”.

Granny was never married or had children of her own, but always took care of everyone’s child that she came in contact with and cherished them.  She kept popsicles and snacks on hand for them.  She loved watching western movies and the jeopardy game shows.  She will surely be missed by her family and many friends.

She leaves to cherish her memory with:  sister, Irma Deas of Baltimore, MD, brother, John Edward Dennis (Grace) of Princess Anne, sister, Dena Jones of Denton, MD, brother and  sister Mark Jones and Cynthia Jones of New York City; a special nephew, Adrian White of Baltimore whom she helped her sister Betty to raise; one aunt, Betty Sterling (Thomas) of Philadelphia; two godchildren, Tiffany Maddox and her son, Michael of Princess Anne; and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and numerous friends.  Granny was preceded in death by one sister, Betty White and one nephew, James White.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Princess Anne.  With a viewing one hour prior.  A viewing will also be held 6:00 PM-8:00 PM on Friday at the Church.  Interment will be at John Wesley (Bowland Hill) Cemetery in Princess Anne.

Alfredo Galaviz Carranza

Alfredo Galaviz CarranzaAlfredo Galaviz Carranza, 49, of Marion Station, Maryland departed this life on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.  Born June 17, 1966, he was the son of Nieves Galaviz Aguilera and the late Maria del Refugio Carranza Chavez.

He was employed as a construction worker for many years.

In addition to his father, he leaves to cherish his memory with; his wife, Aurora Lopez Galaviz; one son, Alejandro Galaviz; two daughters, Bernice Cruz and Blanca Galaviz; three grandchildren; two brothers, Carlos and Miguel Galaviz; one sister, Guadalupe Galaviz; his best friend who was like a brother, Ignacio”Nacho” Mata; a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by two brothers, Victor and Gerardo Galaviz

A mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, August 29, 2015 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury.  With a visitation one hour prior.  Interment will be in Beechwood Cemetery in Princess Anne.

Leanore C. Jackson

 

leanore jackson 4Leanore C. Jackson, 58, was born in Salisbury, Maryland on August 4, 1957 to Evangelist Gertie Strasser (Phillip) and the late Albert C. Dix, Sr. (Alice).  On Saturday, August 15, 2015, the Lord called His child home to receive her crown.

Leanore was educated in the Somerset County public school system and graduated from Crisfield High School in 1975.  She continued her education at Delaware Technical Community College in Wilmington, where she studied nursing.  She then moved to Port Norris, New Jersey which became her second home.  At the age of 22, she moved back to Crisfield and gave birth to Nykia.  After coming home, she worked as a seafood worker for many years until she joined Mrs. Paul’s Kitchen.  In 1990, she gave birth to I’Kea and began working at Salisbury Rehabilitation & Nursing Center shortly thereafter.  In 1996, her baby girl Asia was born.

Throughout her career of nearly 25 years at the Salisbury nursing home, she held many positions including certified nursing assistant/geriatric nursing assistant (CNA/GNA), specialist, mentor, certified medicine aide (CMA), and scheduling manager.  Later in her career, she also attended Wor-Wic Community College for several years and worked at Chesapeake Manor Assisted Living as a CMA.

Leanore’s smile was one of a kind that touched everyone that came in contact with her.  She was affectionately known by many as “Nin”, “Ninny”, “Aunt Nore”, and “Pookie” – a name she lovingly gave to most.  She loved helping people.  Her devotion was not limited to helping the elderly through her work, but also to caring for her family and friends.  So much so, she opened her arms and embraced Katrina as her fourth daughter.

She enjoyed playing bingo and slot machines, eating out, and spending time with her friends and family, especially at family reunions, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  For many years, she volunteered at the Highway Holiness church feast – a tradition she has now passed down to her daughters.  She was a member of the Light of Crisfield Temple #86 and often worked as a barmaid for the Crisfield Pride Lodge #194.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her parents; four daughters, Dr. Nykia Jackson (Brooks), Katrina Bacon (Ellsworth, Jr.), I’Kea Douglas and Asia Jackson; three grandchildren, Courtney, Zion and Mackenzie; five brothers, Anthony Jackson (Crystal), Sylvester Jackson, George Dix, Kirk Jackson, and Reginald Jackson; one sister, Emily Dix; one uncle, Hezekiah Jackson, Jr. (Sandra); two aunts, Mary and Lottie Jackson;  two godchildren, Juana Leonard and Janae Bowyer; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, stepmother, three brothers, Albert C. “Russ”, Jr., Gregory and Marlon “Little Phil” Dix and her grandmother, Nettie Cottman.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, August 22, 2015 at St. James United Methodist Church in Westover, with a viewing one hour prior. Pastor Dorothy Holden will be the Eulogist.  A viewing will also be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, August 21, 2015 at Highway Holiness Church in Crisfield where ceremonial rites will be performed by Light of Crisfield Temple #86 at 7:00 PM.

Interment will be held at Mt. Peer Cemetery in Marion Station.

James A. Maddox,Sr.

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On Monday, July 27, 2015, life came to a close for James Alfred Maddox, Sr. God called him from labor to eternal rest.  James the son of the late Arthur and Saddie Nicholas-Maddox was born on March 12, 1921, he was the youngest of five children.

He was educated in Somerset County Upper Hill, Maryland.  He served in the United States Army from 1942 until 1946.  He traveled to California, Germany and Africa.  Upon his honorable discharge, he met and married Maria Johnson from this union, they were blessed with nine children.

James worked for Campbell Soup Company in Pocomoke, MD, He also worked at Dulany Foods in Fruitland, MD and was a waterman.  His last job was with Harold Bozman Seafood Food.

Fond memories of James will remain with his devoted wife of 69 years, Marie C. Maddox; nine children, five sons, James Maddox,  Jr. (Gloria) of Baltimore, Robert Maddox, Sr. of Delmar, Arthur Maddox of Upper Hill, Thomas (Karen) Maddox of Salisbury, and Russell (Kim) Maddox of Eden, MD; four daughters, Mable Collins (George) of Fairmount, Maggie Collins of Fairmount, Marie Corbin (Levi) of Oaksville, and Emma Dashields of Fairmount; 33 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Mary (Alvie) Hutchinson of Baltimore and Annie Mae Milbourne of Salisbury; one cousin-in-law, Daisy Maddox of North Carolina; His best friend, George and another friend, Upshur Bacon Godson and his wife; Mr. and Mrs. James Milbourne, his son and grandson; caregivers Arthur Maddox and Andre Collins; another granddaughter whom he called Pitty Pat and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Samuel and William Maddox; two sisters, Sara and Ester Maddox; one great granddaughter, Tiara; two daughters-in-law, Sharon and Deana; and two sons-in-law, Elwood, Sr. and William, Sr.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Saint James United Methodist Church in Westover with a viewing one hour prior. Pastor Elwood Collins will be the Eulogist. A viewing will also be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be held 11 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron.

Terry A. Ball-Jones

ballTerry A. Ball-Jones, daughter of the late Harrison, Sr. and Ruth Ball, was born August 15, 1954.  She departed this life on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, when Jesus sweetly called her home to be at rest.

“Dump”, as she was affectionately known by many, truly loved the Lord.  She was a Godly Woman, and loved the Lord with all her heart, soul and strength.  Many witnessed the glow  of Jesus upon her life as she served others with her sweet spirit and radiant smile.

“Dump” was a member of Union Asbury/John Wesley U,M, Church, and sang on the Asbury Choir before the two churches united together.  Her favorite hymns were, “Peace In the Midst of The Storm” and “It’s My Desire to Live for Jesus”.  Dump was an inspiration to her church family and community.  Some Sundays she was not able to attend her church, she would always try and make it to a church in the community, just to give God all the praise, Glory and Honor.

“Dump” attended school in Somerset County where she graduated with the class of 1973.  She worked at Alan Tyler Seafood Company for many years.  She was a very dedicated daycare provider to every child from Lawsonia to Somers cove Apartments in Crisfield, and they all loved and treasured her.  “Dump” was a member of the Marionette SOcial club for a numeral amount of years.

“Dump” was a mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who loved her family.  She married her beloved husband of 11 years in 2004.

She leaves to cherish fond memories:  her beloved husband, William Jones; three sons, Eric (Georgina) Ball, Derrick Ball, Sr. and Shane (Leslie) Ball , all of Crisfield; seven grandchildren, Desyre Ball was grandmom’s first grandchild who stole grand mom’s heart, Shayna, Dyamond, Alayysia, Jeremiah, Shane, Jr. and Derrick, Jr.; two brothers, Harrison Ball, Jr. and Joseph Handy, both of Princess Anne; three sisters, Denise Ball of Crisfied, Rosalee Collins of Orlando, FL and Michelle Handy-Mask of Hampton, VA; five step-children, Jan Jones, William Jones, Veronica Jones, Felisha Jones and Trinette Jones; four aunts, Gladys Connor, an aunt that was just like her sister, Margaret Wiggins, Evelyn Christy, Pearl Ball; two uncles, Johnny Ball and Armstead (Hilda) Ball and a host of other step children, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

She had a special nephew that she raised as her own, Kevin Turpin.  Godchildren, Jessica Tilghman, Ian Johnson and Edward Johnson, Jr.  and a special young lady, Shawanda Tilghman was just like a dughter, sje raised her as a little child.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Harrison and Ruth Ball.

A funeral service will be held 11 am. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing one hour prior. Pastor Cynthia Bonneville will be the Eulogist. Interment will be in Mount Peer Cemetery in Marion Station.

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