Obituaries

Jill Holman Davis

Mrs. Jill Holman Davis, 69, wife of John Davis, and a resident of Exmore, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at her home. A native of Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Dalton B. Holman and the late Ruth Edna Clark Holman. A retired school teacher, she...

Eugene Ivins Pharo Jr.

Mr. Eugene Ivins Pharo Jr., 69, died Feb. 1, 2021, at the Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, of COVID-related conditions. Gene used to say he should have been born in another century. His family hailed from Pennsylvania Dutch country (mother Grace), England and Wales (father Ivins), moving to...
Mrs. Auletha Darlene Bell Jones, 67, of Exmore, received eternal life on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at her residence. Born in Bloxom, Auletha was the beloved daughter of the late Hezekiah Fletcher and the late Moveta Bell. Auletha worked in various fields throughout her lifetime. She was employed at Holly...

Stanley Avon Ames

Mr. Stanley Avon Ames, 63, of Painter, received eternal life on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Born in Accomack County, Stanley was the beloved son of the late Ernest A. Ames and the late Shirley Parker. Stanley was a gifted auto mechanic that...

Claudia Wescott

Mrs. Claudia Lee (Panter) Wescott, of Columbia, Md., passed away Jan. 27, 2021. She was known for her independent spirit, love of home, family, and friends. She always adored children and cherished all her time with her three grandchildren. Claudia loved the holidays. Nothing brought her more joy than...

James Tate

Mr. James Tate, also known to the people of the Eastern Shore as Shore Chimney Sweep for over 35 years, departed this life Jan. 24, 2021. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Gloriana Tate, of 54 years; son, Richard Tate, and wife, Pamela; daughters, Atiya Tate Mosely and Tereasa Tate;...

Bernard L. Downing Sr.

Mr. Bernard Larry Downing Sr., 73, of Township, N.J., received eternal life on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at his residence. Born in Assawoman, Bernard was the beloved son of the late Lorenzo Downing and Daisy Corbin. Bernard was educated in Accomack County Public Schools. At an early age, he enlisted...
Mrs. Edna M. Suiter Markulin, 84, of Melfa, formerly of Jackson, N.J., passed away at her home Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. She was the wife of her high school sweetheart, Theodore Charles “Ted” Markulin, to whom she was married for more than 64 years when Ted died in 2018....

Robert Lee Wilson Sr.

Mr. Robert Lee Wilson Sr., 78, of Parksley, departed this life Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital, Onancock. Born in Accomac, Robert was the beloved son of the late Clifton Lingo Wilson and the late Mildred Wilson Wise. Robert was affectionately known as “Buddy” by his family...

Tavon Lance Watson

Mr. Tavon Lance Watson, 38, of Catonsville, Md., received eternal life Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at his residence. Born in Salisbury, Md., Tavon was the beloved son of Tommy L. Watson and the late Rowena Brittingham. Tavon was affectionately known as “Black” by his family and friends. He worked in...