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Obituaries

Mrs. Dorothy Lee “Dot” Spurley, 83, wife of the late Avery Spurley and a resident of Onancock, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Belle Haven, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Fletcher Beasley and Molly Mapp...

Mr. Gary Wayne Shortt

Mr. Gary Wayne Shortt, 65, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at his home. Born in Salisbury, Md., he was the son of the late Jesse Willard Shortt and Katherine Webb Shortt. Mr. Shortt is survived by his wife, Deborah Shortt; children, Penny Detrich, of North Carolina, Wendy Johanson and her...
Mrs. Isabell Lee Thorne Parks, 92, wife of the late Owen Ashton Parks Sr. and native of Tangier Island, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home in Crisfield, Md. Born Feb. 12, 1926, on Tangier, she was the daughter of the late James W. Thorne...
Mrs. Rosetta Taylor Mason, 91, wife of the late Carl Eugene Mason and a resident of Heritage Hall Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Fox Grove, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. Born July 13, 1927, in Mears, she was a daughter of the late Waldon Taylor and Addie...
Mrs. Barbara Jean Mason, 70, of Chincoteague Island, passed away on Dec. 28, 2018, at her residence with her loving husband of 46 years, Tyrone Mason, by her side. She was born on Chincoteague on Jan. 15, 1948, to the late Robert and Norma Lee Taylor McCoy. Mrs. Mason was a...
Mr. Theodore Charles “Ted” Markulin, 82, husband of Edna Suiter Markulin and a resident of Melfa, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born July 12, 1936, in Rahway, N.J., he was a son of the late Charles Markulin and Eugenia Ratzin Markulin. Mr. Markulin was...
Mrs. Helen Mae Birch Hopper, 92, wife of the late Clyde David Hopper and a resident of Onancock, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Nassawadox. A native of Chincoteague, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Birch and the late Essie Taylor Birch...
Mr. U.K. “Kerr” Henderson III, 79, resident of Onancock, beloved husband of the late Bonnie Watkinson Henderson for nearly 50 years, and loving father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. Born in Nassawadox March 31, 1939, he was the son of the late Dr. Upshur...

Mr. Richard Hart

Mr. Richard Hart, 77, of Tasley, husband of Mary Ruth Hart, passed away Dec. 31, 2018, at his residence. Born Nov. 11, 1941, in Virginia, he was the son of the late Melvin Sanford Hart and Mary Jane Hart. Other than his wife of 60 years, Mr. Hart is survived by...

Mr. Alfred Lee Gilman

Mr. Alfred Lee Gilman, age 88, died of complications from cancer Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. Mr. Gilman grew up in Great Neck, N.Y., and attended Manlius Military School in Syracuse, N.Y., which was one of the highlights of his youth. He then...