Joyce F. Wright-Corbin

Joyce WrightJoyce Faye Corbin was born November 4, 1940 to the late James Corbett and Alice Wright of Chance, Maryland.  She was a faithful member of St. Charles United Methodist Church; where she held the office as the President of the Ushers and the United Methodist Women.

Joyce was educated in the Public Schools of Somerset County; where she continued her life-loved career. She was known for her soft touch and gentle hand as she escorted students into their destiny with a well educational plan.  Administrators, Staff, and especially Students, were truly blessed with her intellect, presence and wit. She was dedicated in the summer, winter, spring and fall; working in every program that needed her extended hand.  She believed in pushing or pulling everyone to their highest potential at any cost!

“Sweetsie” as she was affectionately called by family and friends; was joined in holy matrimony to Weldon Corbin Sr.  She was his bride for fifty-three steadfast years! Their unfeigned love brought forth three beloved children; Teresa Horsey (William) of Princess Anne, Maryland, Weldon Jr. (Bonita) of Alexandria, Va. and the late Curtis L. Corbin, Sr.

“Sweetsie” answered the call for eternal rest on Friday, September 12, 2014. She FOUGHT a good fight, she kept the FAITH and she FINISHED her course in VICTORY!

In addition to her husband Weldon; and children, Teresa and Junior; she also leaves to mourn her unconditional loved grandchildren; Janell Johnson, Curtis Corbin Jr., De’Von, Ja’Nae,  Weldon Corbin III,  and Ka’Toya Price;  six great grandchildren; three god children; Elrich Jones Sr., Deborah Johnson (Darren), and Dolores Jones-Peters (Levin). She is cherished by seven sisters; Levenia Jefferson of Chance, MD, Geraldine Hitch of Princess Anne, MD, Alice J. White, Shirley Wright and Francis Butler of Baltimore, MD, Pearl Johnson of Chance, MD, Jackolee Bivens of Owings Mills, MD, Peggy Burke of Allen, MD, Dorthea Johnson and Geraldine Owens of Cambridge, MD. Two brothers; Danny Wright (Diana) of Philadelphia, PA , Lawrence Wright Sr. (Jenny) of Salisbury, MD, and Leroy Cane (Greta) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her son Curtis L. Corbin, Sr. she was also preceded in death by her brothers Chester Wright and James Wright Jr.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Princess Anne, Maryland with a viewing one hour prior.  Rev. Deangelo Johnson will be the Eulogist.  A viewing will also be held 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne.
Interment will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 22, 2014 at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron, Maryland.

Morris S. Pack, Jr.

Morpackris S. Pack, Jr. 63 of Salisbury, Maryland formerly of Baltimore, Maryland departed this life on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Born September 20. 1950, he was son of the late Morris S. Pack, Sr and Doris Hudson-Pack.

Little Polly attended Town Neck Elementary School and later moved to Cherry Hill in Baltimore, Maryland with family to attend Southern High school.  Little Polly was christened at Town Neck Church and attended bible school.  Later in life, he met his soul mate Michelle, of Salisbury Maryland, where he chose to live till his departure.

Little Polly, was truly a great companion to Michelle and a great stepfather.  He was an avid fisherman, loved to cook, and loved riding his bike where ever he needed to go.

In addition to the love his life and step children, he leaves to mourn his sister, Beverly Pack Yates; one brother-in-law, Jimmie Yates of Randallstown; one aunt, Audrey Simms of Glen Burnie; one niece, Lisa Robinson of Atlanta, Georgia; two nephews, Maurice Robinson and Jabre Yates of Baltimore; one great nephew, Shawn Bivens of Delaware; a stepmother, Emma Pack of Annapolis; one stepsister, Sheila Forman; stepbrothers, Dale, Terry, Kelvin, Wayne, and Stevie of Glen Burnie Maryland; a special cousin, Joe Johnson of Annapolis, Maryland and a host of relatives and friends.

We will miss you Little Polly and you are forever in our hearts.  The Family would love to extend sincere appreciation and kindness during the Homegoing of our beloved Morris Sonny Pack   “Little Polly”.

A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM Sunday September 21, 2014 at The Church of God, 506 East College Avenue in Salisbury, Maryland.

William Henry “Pop” Horsey, Jr.

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William Henry Horsey Jr. 69, of Crisfield, MD, departed this life on Monday August 25, 2014 at his home in Crisfield. He was born on May 25, 1945 to the late William Henry Sr. and Edith Torney-Horsey. “Pop” as he was known by many was the second born of seven.

Pop received his education in the public school system of Somerset County, MD. His employment history consisted of Mrs. Pauls’ Kitchen, the seafood industry, J & D Landscaping, driving trucks, Security, and worked for the City of Crisfield.

“Pop” was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church where he was also a member of the Methodist men.  For the past several years, he would attend John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station MD. He also participated in Bible Study under the leadership of Pastor Donald Lawson. “Pop” was a longtime member of his beloved Crisfield Pride Lodge #194, in which he held many offices, and sang with the Elks Choir.

In “Pop’s” earlier years, he loved to play baseball and was an avid runner. Later in his life his love of the computer consumed much of his time, when he wasn’t telling stories of his younger years. Pop sure will be missed, greatly missed, by his family and all of his friends.

He leaves to cherish wonderful memories with four sons, Terry White of Crisfield, MD, William Anthony Horsey (Teresa) of Princess Anne, MD, Joshua and Michael Horsey (Sarah) of Crisfield, MD; one daughter, Kimbley Abbott (Arthur, Jr.) of Crisfield, MD; his companion of 26 years, Vanessa Parks of Crisfield, MD; eight grandchildren, Gereka, Te’Ona, William, E’N, Toni, Josh, Abygail, Jayanna; three great-grandchildren, Ja’Kayla, Jazmyne, Darius (Lil Homey); one son-in-law, Wilson Dix; two brothers,  Major Horsey (Geraldine) of Pomfret, MD and Layman Horsey (Mona Lisa) of Fayetville, NC; three sisters, Levitha Lawson (Donald), Edith Bishop (Russell) all of Marion, MD and Betty Horsey of Crisfield, MD and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, “Pop” was preceded in death by one daughter, Gladys Lorraine Christy-Dix and one sister, Shirelene Y. Collins (Sug).

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, September 6, 2014 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing two hours prior.  Rev. Cynthia Bonneville will be the the Eulogist.  A viewing will also be held 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Friday, September 5, 2014 at the church.  Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Crisfield.



Norma Frances Palmer

Norma PalmerNorma Frances Palmer, 56, of Eden, Maryland, formerly of Princess Anne, Maryland departed this life Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Coastal Hospice At The Lake in Salisbury, Maryland.  Born June 29, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Cammie Taylor, Sr. and Betty Bivens Whittington (Brantley, Jr.).

She received her formal education on Somerset County Public Schools.  Norma worked numerous years in the corrections field in Smyrna, Delaware and in Wicomico County.

Norma was full of life and personality.  She was one of the strongest persons anyone could ever know.  She loved her family and did everything possible to protect and provide for them.

Her greatest joy was spending time with family and friend, laughing and having fun, playing computer games, dining out, traveling, music, singing and baking.  Among her favorite types of cooking was baking pastries and big family dinner, especially during the holidays.

Norma was a member of New Psalmist Non-Denominational Church in Westover, Maryland.  She loved the music sung by the choirs.  She would get so excited by the singing and praise that eventually she would join in singing and praising the Lord as well.

Norma leaves to cherish fond memories with her devoted companion, Timothy Polk of Eden; her loving sons, Michael and Saleem Taylor, both of Eden; her parents, Betty and Brantley Whittington, Jr. of Princess Anne; one sister, Mary Johnson (Bernard, Sr.) of Marion Station, MD; four brothers, Lyndell Taylor of Charlotte, NC; Ronald Taylor of Fayetteville, NC, Cammie Taylor, Jr. of Princess Anne and Brandon Taylor (Genice) of Salisbury; a special cousin, Margaret Palmer of Philadelphia, PA and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Taylor.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, August 30, 2014 at New Psalmist Non-Denominational Church in Westover, Maryland with a viewing two hours prior.  Rev. Glendon Jones, Jr. will be the Eulogist.  A viewing will also be held 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Friday evening at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne, Maryland.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.


Robin Nichole Bivens

Robin BivensRobin Nichole Bivens, 43, of Princess Anne, Maryland, was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on April 28, 1971, to Lorelei Faulkner and the late Robert Faulkner.  Robin passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014, surrounded by family.

She was educated in the public schools of Virginia, New Jersey, California and Pennsylvania and was a consistent honor student.  For the majority of her employed years, Robin worked as a secretary and administrative assistant in the field of education.

Robin was married to her beloved husband of 17 years, Jermaine Bivens.  She cherished their union and considered it one of her greatest blessings.

Robin, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, spent the majority of time in her last days speaking to people about the Bible’s message and contemplating how to do it even more so.  She cared deeply for her fellow man and wanted all to gain the hope of everlasting salvation in which she so strongly believed.

In addition to her father, Robin was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Regina Bivens and sister-in-law Julia Cotton.  Along with her husband, Jermaine, and mother, Lorelei Faulkner, Robin is survived by a father-in-law, George Bivens, Sr.; five brothers-in-law:  Michael Whittington (Yvonne) of Princess Anne, MD, Johnie Thomas (Lydia) of  Salisbury, MD, Carlos Bivens (Carrie) of Joppa, MD, George Bivens, Jr. (Beverly) of Lincoln University, PA, and Jason Bivens of Salisbury, MD; numerous nephews and cousins.  Also left to cherish loving memories are a special aunt, Undra Woods, as well as abundant spiritual sisters and brothers and special friends.  She always looked forward to racing certain friends in the new world with her new, perfect body.  One spiritual sister she was particularly fond of used to speak to her excitedly about having a bonfire for their canes, walkers, eyeglasses and other implements that would soon be things of the past.

Proverbs 31:10-31 describes desirable qualities in a wife and this is exactly what Robin possessed.  She was a part of me as Genesis 2:24 describes and I was made better because of our union.  I will miss her dearly and will never be the same without her. (Added by Jermaine Bivens).

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, August, 16, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Westover, MD .  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Westover Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. (Written by Robin Bivens and updated by Jermaine Bivens)

Lay’Mya Miracle Arnette Cottman

Baby girl CottmanBaby Girl Lay’Mya Miracle Arnette Cottman, 12 days old, went to her eternal rest on Monday, August 4, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical in Salisbury, Maryland.  Born July 23, 2014.  She was the daughter of Kevin L. Cottman, Jr. and  Iona L. Caldwell of Princess Anne, Maryland.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Kayshawn L. Cottman of Princess Anne; her paternal grandparents, Kevin L. Cottman, Sr. (Paulette) of Eden, Maryland; Laura Ann Carter of Princess Anne; maternal grandparents, Daryll Caldwell of Dover, Delaware and Febra Purnell of Milton, Delaware; two uncles, 0ne aunt, and a host of other relatives and friends.

A Wake and Visitation Service will be held 4 till 6 p.m. Thursday, August 14,2014 at the funeral home in Princess Anne. Interment will be in John Wesley (Bowland Hill) Cemetery in Princess Anne.

Perry Joseph Horsey

Perry Joseph HorseyPerry Joseph Horsey “PJ”, 50, of North Las Vegas, Nevada formerly of Marion Station, Maryland departed this life Monday, August 4, 2014 after a brief illness. He was born on February 17, 1964 to the late Charles Perry Horsey, Jr. and Theola Horsey Rodriguez.

“PJ” as he was affectionately called received his formal education in the Somerset County Public School System; He graduated from Crisfield High School in 1982.  Upon graduating from high school he served in the United States Marine Corps.  Following his discharge he moved to Santa Ana, California and then later moved to Las Vegas where he called this home. Perry was employed by SAFE Electronics in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Loving memories of  “PJ” will remain with his Mother and Stepfather, Theola and Bishop Salvador Rodriguez of Marion; two sisters, Vonceal Urquheart (Antonio) and Perri Horsey, both of Salisbury; five nieces, Sharonne Tilghman of Princess Anne, Donita Barkley (Lamont), Yolanda Jones (Lamar), Aayana Horsey and Shekinah Urquheart, all of Salisbury; three nephews, Antonio and Javon Urquheart and Aayanta Horsey, all of Salisbury; three great nieces, Laynea and Iyah Barkley and Amara Jones; two great nephews, Lamar and Khalil Jones, all of Salisbury; five aunts, Charmaine, Marida, Barbara, Sarah and Lena; four uncles, James Anthony, Ronald, Donald and Stanford; four great aunts, Iris, Naomi, Lilly, Magnolia and Alice; two great uncles, Thomas and James; an abundance of cousins and friends; special friends, Robert Miller, Kevin Styles, Terry Whittington, Cassandra Price and Carmel Brooks.

“PJ” was preceded in death by his father, Charles Perry Horsey, Jr., a sister, Lorna Horsey; his maternal grandmother, Gertrude Archie, his maternal grandfather, Beryl Whittington, Sr., his paternal grandmother, Magdalene Carter, his paternal grandfather, Charles Perry Horsey, Sr.

You always believed in the person I was becoming, even when it was less than easy.  You helped me see my own uniqueness even when I didn’t see it in myself,

and you taught me that life is still beautiful even when it isn’t simple.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Highway Holiness church in Crisfield.  Pastor Dorothy Holden will be the eulogist.  Interment will be at John Wesley U.M.C. Cemetery in Marion Station.


Elton Randolph White

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Elton Randolph White, 77, of Salisbury departed this life Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. Born November 6, 1936 in Princess Anne, Maryland, he was the son of the late Emory C., Sr. and Beatrice Miles White.

He was educated the Somerset County Public School System and graduated from Somerset High School in 1955. He served in the United States Army for two years and was honorably discharged.   He was employed at Peninsula Roofing in Salisbury and retired after many years of service. He loved cooking dinners and making soup, cakes and pies.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Delores White of Augusta, Georgia; four stepdaughters, Cecilia McKune and Suzette Belo (William), both of Augusta, Georgia; Christine Dungy (Jerald, Sr.) of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Sandra Johnson (Stanley, Sr.) of Augusta, Georgia; three brothers, Emory White, Jr. (Alesia) of Princess Anne, Sherwood White of Princess Anne and Kenneth White of Salisbury; two sisters, Lena Anthony of Princess Anne and Geneva Collins (Joseph) of Salisbury; one goddaughter Jacqueline Russell (Bruce) of Hebron, Maryland; a special grandson, Damian Stevenson (Bianca) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and one aunt Catherine Miles of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, William, Charles, Bernard, Martin, Edward, Robert, and Elmer White; two sisters, Catherine Jones and Hazel White.

A viewing will be held 1:00-6:00 PM Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne, MD followed by a Wake and Visitation Service from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Interment will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 12, 2014  at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, MD.

Bruce Everett Stewart

???????????????Bruce Everett Stewart, 54 of Oaksville, departed this life Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at home in Princess Anne, Maryland. Born April 1, 1960, he was the son of Edith Stewart and the late Charles Stewart, Sr.

Bruce received his education in the Somerset County Public Schools and Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown Delaware. Among his many accomplishments, he was employed at Pohanka Auto Group where he worked diligently for many years as an automotive technician.

Bruce was a man who loved his family and wanted everyone to succeed. He will be remembered for his distinct laughter and his love for God. Bruce will truly be missed by all.

In addition to his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory: his devoted wife of 31 years, Laverne Stewart; three sons, William Boynton (Kimberly) Grass Laskes, Michigan, David Collins (Penny) of Salisbury, Maryland, and Jonathan Collins (Deschell) of Westover, Maryland; one daughter, Toni Stewart of Oaksville, Maryland; three brothers, Gregory Stewart of New York, Charles Stewart, Jr. of Severn, Maryland and Vaughn Stewart of Princess Anne, Maryland; one sister Dawn Killian (Mark) of St. Paul, Minnesota; three brothers-in-law, Isaac Hayman of Princess Anne, Maryland; Vernon Davis and Marvin Bryant of Pocomoke City, Maryland; eight sisters-in-law, Dorothy Dupont (Ernest), Lucinda Connor, and Lucille Hayward of Princess Anne, Maryland, Janette Kearse (Clary) of York, Pennsylvania, Loretta Collins of Crisfield, Maryland, Mamie Davis of Washington, District of Columbia, Lois Cottman of Pocomoke City, Maryland and Gloria Davis of Salisbury, Maryland; ten grandchildren, Briaja, Shadimon, Jonae, Terrance, Joe, L’Dawn, David, Jr., Tiara, Ashira, and Maurice; one great grandchild, Terrance, Jr.; two godchildren, Tyrone Taylor, and Jyrell Ballard; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Anita Torney and two brothers-in-law, Melvin Bryant and David Eady.

A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 9, 2014 at The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center in Princess Anne, Maryland with a viewing one hour prior.  A viewing will also be held  12:00 Noon until 8:00 PM Friday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Princess Anne.  Interment will be in Oaksville Community Cemetery.


Sidney Luciel Turpin-Thomas

Sidney ThomasSidney Luciel Turpin-Thomas, 98, the youngest daughter of the late Eben S. Turpin and Lucy Hayward-Turpin, was born in Somerset County, Westover, on September 24, 1915.  She departed this life early Friday morning, July 25, 2014, at Lakeside Assisted Living, in Salisbury, after a brief illness.

Sidney received her Christian education at John Wesley United Methodist Church, in Cottage Grove Maryland.  She attended elementary school and Greenwood High School in Somerset County.

In 1933, Sidney went to live with two of her older sisters in Harlem, New York, and continued her education.  She was an active member of the Canaan Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was an usher.

In 1934 she met and married the late Carl C. Anderson.  Two children were born of that marriage, Shirley and Carl, Jr.

While raising two small children, Sidney continued her education by attending evening classes at Hunter College in New York City.

In 1944 she passed her first Civil Service examination for Laboratory Assistant with the New York City Health Department.  She took every promotional exam that came up, and retired from the NYC Health Department in 1972, as a Jr. Microbiologist, having spent several of those years in the serology laboratory.

In 1955, Sidney married her second husband, the late Louis Thomas.

After retirement, Sidney enrolled in the Adult Accelerated College program at the College of New Rochelle, NY, and received her BA degree in May of 1981, a goal she had set many years before.  Satisfied that she had finally earned a degree at age 65, she focused on helping others improve their education.   She joined the Literacy Volunteers of America and worked as a literacy volunteer at the Brooklyn Public Library until 1985, when she returned home to Princess Anne, with her sister, the late Beatrice West.

Once again Sidney became involved in volunteering, working with the literacy program at Princess Anne Library, and also at the Seton Center with the food pantry.  She resumed her membership in John Wesley United Methodist Church, and became very active there.  She was a representative in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference, and a certified lay speaker.  At one time she was the church treasurer.

Sidney had many interests and hobbies, including a love of Broadway theatre; travel, both international and domestic.   She enjoyed her church activities, reading, doing crossword puzzles, knitting, crocheting, and gardening.  She adored her grandchildren, who all have fond memories of spending weekends and extended time during summer breaks to visit in Brooklyn and Maryland.  She instilled in all of them a strong sense of self, both by action and example.

Sidney’s legacy will be one of helping and caring for family, friends, neighbors, and touching the lives of those she helped to read.

The last of seven siblings, Sidney leaves to cherish her memories, a daughter, Shirley Anderson Bailey of Salisbury; a son, Carl Anderson, Jr., of Princess Anne; four grandchildren, Pamela Bailey of Charlotte, NC; Phillip Bailey of Hempstead, NY; Kenneth Anderson of New York, Vincent Anderson of New York; two great grandchildren; Spc4 Idris Bailey of Fort Benning, GA and Troia Morgan of Dudley, NC.

Funeral services will be held at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 31361 Curtis Chapel Road, (Off of Route 13) Westover, MD  on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 11AM, with a viewing one hour prior. Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Sidney L.  Thomas.