Obituaries

Robin Melton Hickman

Mrs. Robin Melton Hickman, 78, of Onancock, former longtime resident of Concord Wharf, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at her home. Born Nov. 23, 1941, in Beltsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Alvis Kermit Melton and the late Elinor Lee Griffith Melton. Following high...

Mary Jordan Heil

Mrs. Mary Jordan Heil, a retired Accomack County school teacher known for her light-up-the-room smile and for inspiring generations of Eastern Shore students, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, after a battle with cancer. She was 80 and lived in Poplar Cove. Heil is survived by her brother, Joseph Jordan, of...

Edward M. Parker

Mr. Edward M. Parker, 82, of Accomac, departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Nassawadox, with his family by his side. Born in Keller, Edward was the son of the late Wilbur Hatney and the late Recie Parker. He was raised by his...

Rosie L. Holloman

Mrs. Rosie L. Holloman, 89, of Melfa, departed this life on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at her residence. Born in Nandua, Rosie was the daughter of the late Smallwood Sr. and Maggie Kellam. She was married to the late Horace E. Holloman. Rosie held many occupations throughout her life that...

Pauline A. Poulson

Mrs. Pauline A. Poulson, 72, of Temperanceville, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk. Born in Messongo, Pauline was the beloved daughter of the late Woodrow and Estella Harris. She was employed as a poultry worker and later at NASA until...

Lois Ann Mears

Mrs. Lois Ann Mears, of Southside Chesconnessex, passed away Nov. 18, 2020, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley. Born Feb. 6, 1929, in Accomack County, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Braden Gibbons Sr. and the late Myrtle Spence Gibbons. Lois was a homemaker and a...

Ronald Gary Dimsey

Mr. Ronald Gary Dimsey, 69, a resident of Exmore, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Virginia Beach. A native of Vienna, Va., he was the son of the late Calvin Julian Dimsey and the late Jane Dimsey Sturgis. He was a retired auto body shop manager. He is survived...

Jane Brittingham Graves

Mrs. Jane Brittingham Graves, 72, of Salisbury, passed Nov. 15, 2020, due to medical complications. Jane was born on March 17, 1948, a daughter to the late Mabel Powell. Jane and Bobby Graves married in 1983, residing in Salisbury. Together they raised four children, Eric Olson (Laura Olson), Jessica Taylor (Joel Taylor), Zach Graves,...
Mrs. Leonia Francis Dillard Baines, of Dover, Del., known to family and friends as “Lee,” beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, passed away at her home in Dover on Oct. 1, 2020. She was 90. A native of Exmore, after living during her earlier adult years in Virginia and...

Dickye Phillips Hickman

Mrs. Dickye Phillips Hickman, 84, passed away Nov. 13, 2020, in Williamsburg. She was a lifelong resident of the Eastern Shore of Virginia until she moved to Williamsburg last year to be closer to her two sons. Born in Nassawadox, Dickye was the daughter of the late Averil Stringer...