Obituaries

Martha Lynn Burns

Ms. Martha Lynn Burns, better known as Marty, 58, a resident of Parksley, formerly of Birdsnest, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Shore Health and Rehab Center in Parksley. A native of Birdsnest, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Ottis P. Burns and the late Joyce...

Brian Miles Ewell

Mr. Brian Miles Ewell, 52, resident of Virginia Beach, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. A native of Hopeton, he was born Feb. 7, 1967, to Ann Miles, of Hopeton, and the late John Revell Ewell III. Mr. Ewell was a longtime waterman. In...

Helen Odessa Gillis

On June 3, 1927, God predestined a child to be born to the late George and Helen Powell Smith of Cheapside. The youngest of twelve children, her parents permitted this child to be raised by her older brother, Leon, and his wife, Bishop Estella Smith. Ordering her pathway, the...

Barbara Mclean Kelly

Mrs. Barbara Mclean Kelly, 71, of Hallwood, wife of Donnie Kelly, passed away Nov. 27, 2019, at her residence. Born Feb. 9, 1948, in Nassawadox, she was the daughter of the late E. Randolph Littleton and Betty Colona Littleton. She was clinic aide for Accomack County Health Department and loved...

Richard Cory Edwards

SFC Richard Cory Edwards, U.S. Army Ret., 65, formerly of Painter, passed away Nov. 30, 2019. Mr. Edwards was born in Charleston, S.C., and grew up in Drewryville. He was a son of the late Roger Garvin and Ruth Mae Edwards. He was predeceased by a brother, Roger Gray...
Mr. Albert Fletcher Clayton, 83, a resident of Exmore, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at his residence. A native of Machipongo, he was the son of the late Samuel Benjamin Clayton and the late Rose Brady Clayton. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War...

Robert Parks Sr.

Mr. Robert J. Parks Sr., 92, husband of Katie J. Parks, claimed the promise of resurrection Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at his home on Tangier Island. A lifelong resident of Tangier, he worked as a waterman until retirement at the age of 83. He was awarded with the “Tangier Island...

Fred Pittman

Mr. Augustus Frederick Pittman Jr, 90, passed away peacefully at home Nov. 17, 2019. Born in Mobile, Ala., he was the son of the late Augustus F. Pittman Sr. and Eunice Helena Diebert Pittman. Mr. Pittman was a graduate of Maury High School where he played center lineman for the school’s...

Walter Joseph Budd

Mr. Walter Joseph Budd, 92, husband of Clare Bonniwell Budd and a resident of Hacks Neck, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. A native of Hacks Neck, he was the son of the late Charles I. Budd and the late Anna Bennett...

Stephen MacTavish Gedney

Mr. Stephen MacTavish Gedney departed this life at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House in Rock Hill, S.C. Mr. Gedney was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Potsdam, N.Y., to the late Dr. Fred Gedney and Grace Gedney. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Va., and graduated from...