Lenwood B. Ward, 83, of Crisfield Maryland departed this life Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at his residence. Born June 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Alex Brittingham and Blanche Smith. Lenwood was raised by his adoptive mother, the late Laura Ward.
He served in the United States Army and was employed at Mrs. Paul’s in Crisfield until his retirement.
He leaves to cherish fond memories: his wife, Ernestine Crandell-Ward; one daughter, Lyndsay Ward-Jackson; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Shirley A. Miller; other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Miles-Jackson.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station, with a viewing one hour prior, Rev. Arthur Crandell will be the Eulogist. Interment private.
Geraldine V. Waters, 92, of Pocomoke, Maryland departed this life on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland. She was born on November 5, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Eva Cottman Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memory: three sons, Robert B. (Josephine), Anthony K. and Ronald D. Waters; three daughters, Novella R. Dunlap, Kadovia J. Waters and Patricia W. Titus; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gentry H. waters, Sr.; one son, Gentry H. Waters, Jr. and one sister, Marjorie A. Jones.
A Funeral Service will be held 1 PM, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Pocomoke City with a viewing two hours prior, Rev. William Miles will be the Eulogist. There will also be a viewing held 6-8 PM, Friday, February 28, 2014 at the church. Interment will be held at Tindley Memorial Park in Pocomoke.
William T. Fisher was born on February 23, 1936 in Franktown, Northampton, Virginia. He fell asleep in death on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Salisbury Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was the son of the late Jacob and Beatrice Savage Fisher.
William, lovingly known as Thomas, was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was a kind, thoughtful and humble man who was respected and cherished by family and friends alike. He will be dearly missed by his family.
Thomas married his wife of 55 years, Virginia (Collins) Fisher, on June 11, 1958.
He worked at Holly Farms as a truck driver, Nock’s Tire as a mechanic and tire re-capper. He retired from the University of Maryland on July 31, 1998 where he held the position of Maintenance Supervisor.
He attended Northampton County Schools and received an honorable discharge for his Army service from 1935-1957. He had a mechanical wind and enjoyed repairing and restoring automobiles. He enjoyed working with his hands, building things and gardening.
Thomas especially enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.
On June 18, 1957 he was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and remained active until he became ill. His congregation duties varied. He served as a ministerial servant, literature servant, magazine servant and maintenance servant. He humbly served in whatever capacity he was asked to.
He enjoyed the house to house ministry, talking to and teaching people about the Bible.
Thomas leaves to survive him, three children: Joan Harmon (Jessie) of Princess Anne, MD, Thomas Fisher of Middletown, DE and Tammy Fisher of Pocomoke City, MD; three grandchildren; one brother, Armour Treherne (Janice Coston) of Belle Haven, VA; four sisters Irene Mapp (Howard) of North Wales, PA, Jean Alston of Philadelphia, PA , Barbara Anne Tingen (Peter) of Bowie, MD and Ellen Fisher of Boothwyn, PA; a dear cousin, Willie D. Fisher; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeannette Shepard and Stella Fisher.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, February 8, 2014 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Westover, MD. A viewing will be held 6-8 PM, Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne.
Herdius Lafayette Evans, Sr. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 30, 2014. Herdius accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at an early age. He was born on October 4, 1939 to the late William T. Evans, Sr. and Octavia Corbin Evans.
Herdius (Poochie, Big Pimp as he was affectionately called) was born into a loving Christian family and was educated in the Public School System of Somerset County Maryland. Poochie lived most of his adult life in Boston, Massachusetts where he worked several industrial jobs. He returned to Maryland to live in 2003 and retired from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2013. Poochie lived a fun and loving life for his children and his family.
Herdius leaves to cherish fond memories six children, Valerie Jones (James Sr.) of Boston, Massachusetts, Maurice Evans, Sr. of Marion, Maryland, Stephanie Evans (Timothy) of Princess Anne, Maryland, Michele Evans (Eddie) and Herdius Evans, Jr., both of Boston, Massachusetts, and Camille Evans of Crisfield, Maryland; ten grandchildren, James Jr., Marlene and Takeya Jones, Maurice Jr., Kyreese and Chekyii Evans, Diondra Benders, Ashara Smothers and David Evans of Boston, Massachusetts and Londale Evans of Salisbury, Maryland; fourteen great-grandchildren; his beloved and devoted sister, Clementine Evans-Spence of Marion, Maryland; three sisters-in-law, Virginian Evans and Glenda Evans of Marion, Maryland, and Judy Evans of Boston, Massachusetts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family and a very special friend, Alice Brissett of Crisfield, Maryland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene Sheffield Evans; two sons, Tyrone and Mark Evans; five brothers, Henry Kenny, William Jr., George Sr., Samuel Sr., and Anthony Evans Sr.; three sisters, Agatha, Susie and Emma Evans.
A Funeral Service will be held 1 PM, Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Handy United Methodist Church in Marion Station, with a viewing two hours prior, the officiating pastor will be the Rev. William Miles. A viewing will also be held 6-8 PM, Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Church. Interment will be at the Mt. Peer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Marion.
He is survived by his parents, Derrick, Sr. and Latoria Mitchell; one brother, Derrick Marshall, Jr.; two sisters, DeKerra and DeKayla Marshall; paternal grandparents, John Marshall and Patricia Roberts; maternal grandparents, Elwood Hemmeain and Alice Marshall; maternal great grandparents, Marie Cropper and Clinton Marshall; three aunts; five uncles; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Princess Anne, Maryland.
Neagrafton Martin ceased his suffering on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Alice Byrd Tawes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Crisfield, Maryland after being a resident for nine years.
William Neagrafton Martin was born on December 30, 1934 to the late Oneda Ballard Stubbs in Kingston, Maryland (near Marion Station, Maryland). When Graft (as he was known) was six weeks old he was taken to the late Charles and Queen Esther Martin’s home for a visit and they became his legal parents, the rest is history.
Graft attended the Public Schools of Somerset County and graduated from Crisfield Colored High School in 1953. In the fall, Graft, entered the school of music in Baltimore and lived with his brother-in-law, Willard and his sister, Beathsader. He always loved music and taught himself to play the guitar as a young boy. Graft was the lead guitar player with Al Brown’s Band the “ Tune Toppers”, they had a hit record on the billboard top 100 in the 1960s called “The Madison.” It ranked #23. The band itself largely played the “Chitlin Circuit”, which consisted of large concert halls and dance clubs that catered to the black audience and this also included the Royal Theatre on Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland.
He also was employed with a printing company and as an automobile mechanic at the Water’s Brothers. During these years he was married, and to this union three children were born, Roslyn, Michael and Sharon. The marriage ended in divorce.
Neagrafton returned home where he lived with his parents. He was employed with the Pine’s Motel and continued to do mechanical repairs in the community. He also helped to care for his mother, until she passed. He then moved back to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1978, Neagrafton met his future wife, Marilyn. Shortly afterwards he relocated back to Kingston and Marilyn later joined him. Upon his return he worked for the Somerset County Roads Department. On March 25, 2000, Neagrafton and Marilyn were united in holy matrimony, and to this union, three children were born, Rolicia, Rowland and Charles.
Graft will be dearly missed and he leaves lasting memories to his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Michael Martin, Rowland Martin and Charles Martin; three Daughters, Roslyn Martin, Sharon Martin and Rolicia Martin; a devoted sister, Beathsader Womble; one stepson, Delford Jimmerson (JoAnne) and other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Waters Chapel United Methodist Church in Kingston with a viewing one hour prior, the officiating pastor will be the Rev. Frances Fitchett. There will also be a viewing held 1-6 PM, Friday, January 24, 2013, at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment will be at the Family Cemetery in Kingston.
John Thomas Ballard, son of the late John Wesley and Margaret Ann Matthews Ballard, was born in Princess Anne, Maryland. He was the ninth sibling out of twelve to pass.
John left home at an early age and resided in Washington, DC. After a brief stay in DC he returned home to Westover and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps., “C.C.C. Camp”. After completing that service he was drafted into the United States Army, where he served for six years and received an honorable discharge.
John met the love of his life, Celestine Collins, they were united in holy matrimony on April 3, 1948. Our dear God called his beloved wife home to glory after 63 years of marital bliss. To this union their were three children born. After the passing of his darling wife, Celestine on February 3, 2012, it was all downhill for him. He struggled with her death. The Lord our God saw fit to reunite them on December 21, 2013.
John made his career as a Baker. He worked many years at the Krispy Kreme Donut Shop followed by Plain and Fancy Donut Shop until his retirement in 1985.
John lived a very humble life to the fullest, the way he presented himself was the way he truly was. John was a thoughtful and kindhearted man. All that knew him respected and cherished his friendship.
He leaves to cherish his beautiful memories with: one daughter, Diana C. Ferrell; one son, Kevin D. Ballard; one granddaughter, Amber C. Ballard; one great granddaughter, Amaya C. Glascoe; one brother, Lester J. Ballard (Hattie); two sisters, Isabelle L. Walker (Alfred) and Chestene M. Coverdale; one daughter-in-law, Jennifer D. Ballard (the late Randolph T. Ballard); nephews, nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Celestine Collins Ballard; one son, Randolph T. Ballard and eight siblings.
A Funeral Service will be held 1 PM, Monday, December 30, 2013 at John Wesley United Methodist Church (Cottage Grove) in Westover with a viewing two hours prior. There will also be a viewing held 6-8 PM, Sunday, December 29, 2013, at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne.
Interment will be at the Church Cemetery in Westover.
Melvin Edward Turpin, son of the late Isaac and Flossie Turpin, born May 9, 1927 in Marion, Maryland mounted up with wings as an eagle, flew away to rest in the arms of His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 86 at Tawes Nursing Home in Crisfield, Maryland.
Melvin was educated in the Somerset county Public School System. He was a faithful member of Mount Peer United Methodist church and a member of the Methodist Men; he continued to sing with them while a patient in the nursing home until his health began to fail.
Melvin was employed at Rubberset for 22 years until he retired. Melvin was joined in holy matrimony to the late Nicey Turpin on September 3, 1951. To this union two children were born Melvin and Dale.
Melvin was one of four Somerset county residents that made a great stride for the Civil rights Movement in Crisfield, Maryland.
Melvin was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Melvin leaves to cherish his memory with: one son, Dale Turpin (Sarah) of Marion; two grandsons, Derrell (Shayla) and Derrick (Tiffany) Turpin, both of Fairmount WV; six great grandchildren, Christian, Caiya, Dale, D’Meir, Cameke, and Dakari; two nephews, Leon and Elroy; five nieces, Debbie, Elaine, Francena, Sheila and Doris; two sisters-in-law, Arlene Greene of Philadelphia and Aliceteen Taylor of New York; two brothers-in-law, Darnell Young of Baltimore and Alvin Young of Detroit, MI; an a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one son, Melvin E. Turpin; three sisters, Dollie Mae, Frances and Marie and three brothers, Isaac, Lewis and George.
A Funeral Service will be held 1 PM, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Handy United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing two hours prior, Rev. Ronald Bell will be the Eulogist. There will also be a viewing held 6-8 PM, Friday, December 27, 2013 at the church. Interment will be held at Mt. Peer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Marion Station.
James Edward Henderson, Sr., 77 of Marion Station, Maryland, departed this life on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his residence. Born May 10, 1936 in New Church, Virginia. He was the son of the late Charles and Florence Henderson.
James later met and married the love of his life, Bernice they moved to Marion Station, Maryland, this is where they made their home.
James was a farmer and he was employed by Swift Farms before retiring.
He was a strong humble man, a man of few words, unless he was reminiscing about old times or talking on the phone with his best friends, JC Cooper and Robert Lewis.
He leaves to cherish fond memories with: six daughters, Mary Fields, Consola Johnson, Sarah, Vanessa and Lisa Henderson and Hope Fontaine (Corey); four sons, James, Jr., and Charles Henderson (Romaine), Clifton Marshall (Lisa) and Gregory Schoolfield; 30 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; three brothers, Charles (Margie), Robert and William Henderson; two sisters, Sarah Marshall and Rosie Morris; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Bivens Henderson; three sons, Robert, Larry and Carey Fields; one granddaughter, Shulonda Fields; one grandson, Prentiss Henderson; one great grandson, Leroy Johnson; one brother, Willie Henderson and one sister, Sadie Douglas.
Funeral Service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Marion Station with a viewing one hour prior, Rev. Cynthia Bonneville will be the Eulogist. There will also be a viewing held 1-6 PM, Friday, December 27, 2013, at the Funeral Home in Princess Anne.
Interment will be at Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery in Marion Station.
Georgia Rose Pinkett was born August 3, 1927 in Princess Anne, Maryland to the late Daniel and Martha Mills. She was a devoted wife to the late Briscoe (Bud) Pinkett for 22 years. She answered the call of her Divine Master and transitioned from this life on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Aurora Senior Living of Manokin, in Princess Anne.
She was educated in the Somerset County Public Schools. At an early age she became a member of Metropolitan U.M. Church in Princess Anne. She later served her church in several capacities; as an usher, a Communion Steward, a member of the Homecoming Committee, and a member of the Trustee Board.
Georgia moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and worked for private families. She returned to Princess Anne and was employed at Campbell Soup Company. To improve her lot in life, she went back to Philadelphia and enrolled in courses to become a nurse’s assistant. After earning her Nurse’s Assistant Certificate, she decided to return to Princess Anne once again. She gained employment at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, where she served patients in pediatrics for 20 years until she retired from that position. Her work in pediatrics endeared her to children. This led her to work as a part-time teacher’s assistant in the Somerset County Public School System for three years after her retirement from PGH.
When she married Briscoe (Bud) Pinkett, she moved to Mount Vernon. After his passing, she moved to Salisbury. When her health began to fail she was assisted greatly by Leona Hall and Nancy Harris, both of Salisbury, until she went to reside with her daughter, Rodulia (Vicky) Sutton in Temple Hills, Maryland. Due to further deterioration in her health, she was placed in the care of Aurora Senior Living of Manokin, in Princess Anne.
She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved daughter, Rodulia (Vicky) Sutton, one son-in-law, Rossie (Joe) Sutton of Temple Hills, Maryland; one grandson, Chaka Sutton of Fort Washington, Maryland; one sister, Grace Toliver of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two stepdaughters, Kay Pinkett of Staten Island, New York and Nancy Pinkett-Harris and her spouse, Lester Harris of Douglassville, Georgia; one step granddaughter, Roslyn Fontaine and her spouse, Ike Fontaine of Alexandria, Virginia; one step grandson, Rossie Winder, and his spouse, Nadine, of Mardela Springs, Maryland; one great granddaughter, Heaven Sutton; five great grandsons, Rossie Winder Jr., Cameron Winder, Malik Pinkett,
Kenneth, and Christopher Harris, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Briscoe Pinkett, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Hattie Mason, Elizabeth Mills, Hilda Brummel, and Ella Coston; three brothers, James, Douglas and Raymond Mills; one great grandson, Chaka Sutton, Jr. and one stepdaughter, Carolena Ward.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Princess Anne with a viewing one hour prior, Rev. Ronald Bell will be the Eulogist. There will also be a viewing held 6-8 PM, Friday, December 20, 2013, all services will be held at the church in Princess Anne, Maryland. Interment will be held 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, MD.