Obituaries

Mrs. Ruth Carpenter Wessells, 93, passed away on July 5, 2020, at Westerly Hospital, Westerly, R.I. She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Noank, Conn., to George Carpenter and Eunice (Brown) Carpenter. Ruth grew up in Noank. She graduated from Robert Fitch High School in Groton, Conn., in 1944. After high school she worked as a...

Julie Anna Walters

Mrs. Julie Anna Walters, 58, of Ocean City, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Born Jan. 25, 1962, in Wooster, Ohio, she was the daughter of Julie R. Caulier, of Parksley, and the late Roger DeWayne Pyers I. Julie Anna was a...
Mr. Carlton Wayne Pruitt Jr., 72, of Tangier Island, passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at home with his family by his side. Born on Sept. 30, 1947, he was a son of the late Carlton W. and Grace Thelma Pruitt. Carlton, known to everyone by “Cart” or “Cartie,” came to...

Sidney Ann Davis

Ms. Sidney Ann Davis, 81, of Salisbury, Md., passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. A native of Northside Chesconessex, she was born Sept. 16, 1938, a daughter of the late Sidney Matthew Pruitt and the late Ona Dise Pruitt. Following high school, Sidney...
Mr. Leland Foston Chandler Jr., 92, of Onancock, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 15, 2020. His final days were spent at home surrounded by family, friends, and caregivers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at 2 p.m., at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Onancock...

Betty Evans

Mrs. Betty Rose Parks Martin Evans, of Saxis, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, with her loving family by her side. Born March 29, 1936, on Tangier Island, she was the eldest of six children of the late Willie Thomas Parks and the late Eloise Crockett Parks. Betty...
Mr. Prentiss James Ayres Jr., Eastern Shore stock car driver, avid Dallas Cowboys and NASCAR fan, and resident of Bloxom, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at the age of 79. His loving wife and son were at his side. Junior drove the #44 Pontiac stock car in his younger...

Donald Gene Childress

On Aug. 11, 2020, Mr. Donald Gene Childress, 73, loving husband and father of three children, passed away surrounded by his loving family at his home in Melfa. Gene was born Aug. 20, 1946, in Kingsport, Tenn., to Hubert Childress and Emily (Netherland) Childress. He graduated from Blountville High School...
Mrs. Mary Lou Melvin Taylor, 59, of Chincoteague Island, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer, on Aug. 12, 2020, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Nassawadox on March 28, 1961, to Bobby and Susie...

Larry Kyle Frashure

Mr. Larry Kyle Frashure, 83, of Bloxom, husband of Mildred “Millie” Frashure, passed away Aug. 10, 2020, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. Born April 5, 1937, in Cove Lick, W.V., he was the son of the late Burl Frashure and the late Cora Moody Frashure. Larry was a...