Obituaries

Iris Marie Pierce

Mrs. Iris Marie Pierce, 78, of Amelia, Va., and formerly of Parksley, peacefully passed away Jan. 11, 2020. At her side, was her loving husband of 33 years, James F. Pierce. Born Oct. 5, 1941, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of John H. and Elizabeth B. Stanley Sr. For...

Donna Lagasse

Mrs. Donna Lee Ewell Lagasse, 76, wife of the late Thomas Earl “Tom” Lagasse and a resident of Hopeton, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Born March 22, 1943, in Nassawadox, she was a daughter of the late Sewell David Ewell and Ellie...

Stella Annis Mears

Mrs. Stella “Ann” Annis Mears died peacefully in her home Jan. 11, 2020. The daughter of Carol Dulaney “Lane” Annis and Minerva Taylor Annis, Ann was born March 20, 1933, in Guilford, and was the youngest of five children. Growing up, Ann was particularly close to her dad. As...

Sandra Wheatley King

Mrs. Sandra Wheatley King, 73, of Tangier Island, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at her home. Born on Tangier Island March 18, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Freddie Lewis Wheatley and Henrietta Charnock Wheatley. She was the co-owner of Spanky’s Place for 26 years. She was a faithful...

James Reah Hollinger

Mr. James Reah “Jim” Hollinger, 89, of Chincoteague Island, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, surrounded by his family in Elkins Park, Pa. Mr. Hollinger was born in Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 17, 1930. He was the son of the late Elva Book and J. Reah Hollinger; beloved husband of...

Donald Daniel Dragan

Mr. Donald Daniel “Don” Dragan, husband of the late Gloria T. Dragan and a resident of Onancock, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the age of 96. Born Feb. 23, 1923, in Redding, Pa., he was one of seven children born to the late Stephen and the late...

Ernestine P. Overfelt

Mrs. Ernestine P. Overfelt, 91, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2019. Mrs. Overfelt was born in Accomack County. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (904) 249-1100. Interment will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., at Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville,...

Rosalie Crumb Young

Mrs. Rosalie Young, 86, of Exmore, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. Born March 31, 1933, in Oyster, she was the daughter of the Edith Reynolds Crumb and Charles William Crumb and loving wife of 66 years of George Willis Young. She is...

Edward Grant Snyder

Mr. Edward Grant Snyder, 88, of Horntown, passed away Dec. 29, 2019, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1931, in Gettysburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Jacob H. Snyder and Amartha Kness Snyder. He was a car hauler for many years and liked to do work around...
Mr. Herbert Dennis Thornes, 79, beloved husband of June Faye Thornes and a resident of Hopeton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1940, at home in Clam, he was the son of the late Elton Calvin Thornes and Marion Mae Annis Thornes. Mr. Thornes...