Obituaries

Mr. Gordon Wayne “Waynie” Wheatley Jr., 58, lifelong resident of Tangier Island, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021, at his home. Born Oct. 3, 1962, in Crisfield, Md., he was the son of Gordon Wayne Wheatley Sr., of Tangier Island, and the late Sandra Gail Crockett Wheatley. Waynie was a proud...
Mr. Arnold William “Bill” Verbeck, 83, husband of the late Patricia Tapman “Pat” Verbeck and a resident of Temperanceville, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021, with his family at his side. Born July 2, 1937, in Ware, Mass., he was the son of the late William Morton Verbeck and...

Louis Wesley Bowen

Mr. Louis Wesley Bowen, 78, a resident of Exmore, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at his residence. A native of Willis Wharf, he was the son of the late John Wesley Bowen and the late Sadie Phillips Bowen. He was a retired Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army...
Mr. Frederick Lewis Milstead, 83, husband of the late Elsie Louise Clark Milstead and a resident of Townsend, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at his residence. A native of Harrisonburg, Va., he was the son of the late Raymond Milstead and the late Virginia Diehl Milstead. He was...
Mr. Ernest “Buddy” Franklin Taylor, 90, husband of Anna Ruth Taylor, of Temperanceville, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley. Born April 20, 1931, in Messongo, he was the son of the late Ernest “Dink” Taylor and the late Mamie Marshall Taylor. Buddy...
Mr. John Stanley Elliott Jr., 77, husband of the late Valerie Carol Elliott and a resident of Birdsnest, crossed the channel peacefully, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his residence. A native of Townsend, he was the son of the late Helen Kellam Elliott. A U.S. Army veteran, John received...

Trevor L. Brown

Mr. Trevor L. Brown, 46, of Parksley, departed this life Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. Born in Nassawadox, Trevor was the son of Carolyn Brown and the late Charles Johnson. He was affectionately known as “Big Trev” by his family and friends. After high...

Mary D. Handy

Ms. Mary D. Handy, 65, of New Church, departed this life Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Virginia Beach. Born in Nassawadox, Mary was the daughter of the late Lynwood Washington and the late Marie Goodwine Davis. She worked in various industries over the years. Her last...

Yranie Saint Surin

Mrs. Yranie Saint Surin, 51, of Plainsboro, N.J., formerly of the Shore, departed this life Saturday, May 15, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Trenton, N.J. Born in Haiti, Yranie was the daughter of Choicely Charles and Gabriel Saint Surin. On Dec. 23, 1989, Yranie married Jean Raymond Ulysse. Private funeral...

Michael T. Reidel

Mr. Michael T. Reidel, 56, entered into rest Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in his home. He was the husband of Robin L. (Royer) Reidel for 24 years. Michael was born Jan. 23, 1964, in York, Pa., the son of Ruth D. (Kissinger) Reidel and the late J. Frederic Reidel. Michael also leaves...