Obituaries

Frances Hurley Hooker

Mrs. Frances Hurley Hooker, longtime resident of Waynesboro, Va., passed away Dec. 12, 2021. “Fran” was 92. She was born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia Feb. 7, 1929, a daughter to the late Vyrd and Maude White Hurley, of Leemont. Frances had a secretarial degree and worked in numerous...

Shirley Long Dougherty

Ms. Shirley Long Dougherty, 87, of Salisbury, Md., was called to heaven on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones. Shirley was born in Delaware County, Pa., on Jan. 20, 1935, a daughter to the late Harry and Caroline (Fraim) Long. She is predeceased by her children,...

Gerry Gavard

Mr. Gerald Henri “Gerry” Gavard, 82, passed peacefully into eternal life Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at his home in Melfa, with his beloved Bonnie Davis; stepdaughter, Tania Gariepy; and step-granddaughter, Valery, by his side. On his 11th hour, Pastor Paul Nolz prayed upon Gerry. He was born Nov. 26,...

Alexis F. DeMarino

Mrs. Alexis “Alex/Lexie” Fountaine DeMarino died at her home in Raleigh, N.C., on Jan. 20, 2022, at the age of 35. She is survived by her husband, Michael “Mike” DeMarino; her parents, Robert and Kathy Fountaine; her brother, Michael Fountaine; and her sister, Anna Fountaine Jessup. Alex grew up in...

Shirley Ann Lewis

Mrs. Shirley Ann Lewis, 86, beloved wife of the late Harry W. “Dink” Lewis, of Tasley, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. Shirley was a recent resident of Commonwealth Senior Living in Onancock. A native of Leemont, she was born Jan. 28, 1936,...

Steven Thornes Sr.

Mr. Barry “Steven” Thornes Sr., 68, of Parksley, husband of Karen Sue Thornes, passed away May 2, 2022, at his home in Parksley. Born Jan. 25, 1954, in Anchorage, Alaska, he was the son of Goldie Budd Thornes and the late John Riley Thornes Sr. An avid woodworker, he enjoyed...

Sheryl Brown Lewis

Mrs. Sheryl Brown Lewis, 66, of Temperanceville, wife of the late Kenneth Parker Lewis, passed away April 28, 2022. Born Jan. 10, 1956, in Chincoteague, she was the daughter of the late Preston P. Brown and the late Mildred Young Schiedt. Sheryl owned and operated her own floral shop on...

Lou Barlow

Mr. Louis “Lou” Alan Barlow, of Jamesville, passed away April 25, 2022, in the arms of the love of his life, Linda Joyce Masingill Barlow. He was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Aug. 31, 1943. He is survived by those he said “inspired me most,” his wife, Linda...

Marybeth Alexander

Ms. Marybeth Alexander was born May 15, 1959, in Miami, Fla., a daughter to the late James and Betty Alexander, and passed peacefully at her home in Folly’s Creek on Monday, April 25, 2022. Not long after she was born, the family moved to Montauk, N.Y., where Marybeth spent...

Sylvia Dean Ayres

Mrs. Sylvia Dean Ayres, 79, of Parksley, wife of the late Herman Wilson Ayres Sr., passed away April 29, 2022, at her residence. Born Aug. 16, 1942, in Nassawadox, she was the daughter of the late Charles “Scottie” Scott and the late Beatrice Williams Scott. One of five children, she...