Obituaries

Mrs. Mary “Viola” Gladding, 104, wife of late James Franklin Gladding and a resident of Parksley, formerly of Oak Hall, passed away following an extended wonderful life, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Viola was born May 12, 1916, at home in Hopeton, where she was raised on the family farm....

Jennie Lee Thornes

Mrs. Jennie Lee Thornes, 91, beloved wife of the late Carroll Lawrence Thornes and a recent resident of Commonwealth Senior Living in Onancock, formerly of Parksley, passed away at her home on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. Born Oct. 7, 1929, in Greenbush, she was a daughter of the late Alfred...
Mrs. Dolores Bell Ramos ­Gravatt, of Richmond, died peacefully at the age of 90 on Feb. 14, 2021, at Cedarfield, her home for the past 25 years. She was proud of being a “Cedarfield Pioneer,” having moved in when the facility first opened. She was born in Richmond to Richard...

Michael Allen Marshall

Mr. Michael Allen Marshall, 74, of Saxis, passed away Feb. 18, 2021, at his residence. Born on April 22, 1946, in Nassawadox, he was the son of the late E. Allen Marshall and the late Pauline Wessells Marshall. Michael graduated from the College of William & Mary and Salisbury State...
Mr. Samuel Dunton Tankard III, of Virginia Beach, passed away Feb. 20, 2021, after a brief illness. He was born in Hickory, N.C., July 9, 1941, and is predeceased by his parents, Samuel D. Tankard Jr. and Myrtle Bell Tankard; his sisters, Elizabeth Tankard Neal and Mary Kee Tankard...

John Walter Baier

The family of Mr. John Walter ­Baier, 83, are sad to announce that he passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Fredericksburg, Va. John was born May 6, 1937, in Newark, N.J., and grew up in Irvington and Springfield, N.J. Mr. Baier lived an...
Mrs. Florence V. White Stratton, 75, of Wachapreague, departed this life on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at Riverside Memorial Hospital in Onancock. Born in Onancock, Florence was the beloved daughter of the late Matthew and Minnie White. She was the eldest of 11 children. In 1962, she married the love...

Maria Elaina DeVasto

Mrs. Maria Elaina DeVasto, 62, of Chincoteague Island, passed away suddenly on Feb. 12, 2021. She was born in Hastings On Hudson, N.Y., on Oct. 12, 1958, a daughter to the late Gaetano and Helen (Calbo) Rufo. She will be remembered for her big heart, service to others, and being a...

Clarence Isaac Burton

Mr. Clarence Isaac “Ike” Burton, of Snow Hill, Md., passed away Feb. 16, 2021. Ike was born in Richmond, was raised in Nassawadox, and graduated from Northampton High School. He attended Danville Community College and worked for Lawrence Distributing Company of Danville, Va., from 1978 to 2001 delivering wine...

Wade Fletcher Long

Mr. Wade Fletcher Long Jr., 79, passed away at his residence in Franktown, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. His parents were the late Wade Fletcher Long and the late Dorothy Parker Long. He graduated from Central High School, served in the U.S. Coast Guard, and was a retired licensed...