Obituaries

Louis Wood Bedell Jr.

Mr. Louis Wood “Woody” Bedell Jr., 70, finished his 8 ½ year journey with cancer on Nov. 1, 2020. He never considered his cancer a battle but instead an experience from which to learn and share with others. Woody was involved with church work for more than 26 years, most...

C. Thomas Hudson

Mr. C. Thomas “Tommy” Hudson, 85, husband of Gloria Thomas Hudson and a resident of Exmore, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at his residence. A native of Marionville, he was the son of the late Alred and Belle Floyd Hudson. He was the owner and operator of Hudson’s...

Heidi Bowden Thornton

Ms. Heidi Bowden Thornton, 55, passed away on Nov. 4, 2020, after a 12-year battle with brain cancer. She was born on May 7, 1965, in Nassawadox, to Carolyn and Kirby Bowden. Heidi exhibited a true joy for life, and loved to celebrate with people, rejoicing in special days and...

Mary Brady Isdell

Mrs. Mary Brady Isdell, 92, wife of the late Carl Isdell and a resident of Oyster, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at The Citadel at Nassawadox, formerly Heritage Hall, in Nassawadox. A native of Oyster, she was the daughter of the late Oscar R. Brady Sr. and the...
Mrs. Ruth Madden Mandeville Moses, 91, passed on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Heritage Hall Healthcare, Nassawadox. A native of Attleboro, Mass., she was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Warren H. Moses, and her parents, James Cuntis Madden and Ruth Ladd Madden. Ruth was a co-founder and member...

Lois B. Crockett

Mrs. Lois B. Crockett, 88, of Tangier Island, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, from her home. Born on Tangier Island on June 12, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Sidney and Annie Burton Spence. Her husband, Peter H. Crockett Sr., preceded her...

Robert William Shanley

Mr. Robert William “Bob” Shanley, a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at his residence. A native of Norwich, Conn., he was the son of the late Benjamin B. Shanley and the late Beatrice E. Eggleton Shanley. He was an avid fisherman, carpenter, artist, and...

Emma Mackenzie Turner

Ms. Emma Mackenzie Turner passed away peacefully at home in Parksley on Nov. 6, 2020, after a brave battle with cancer. Emma was born Nov. 3, 2004, in Salisbury, Md., to Michael Richard Turner Jr. and Nikki Lynn Saady Turner. She is survived by her dad, Michael; her brother, David...

Anthony Loren Marshall

Mr. Anthony Loren Marshall, 59, of Tangier Island, passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at his home. Born Nov. 7, 1960, he was the son of Ruth Marie Wheatley Marshall, of Tangier, and the late Horace Lee Marshall Sr. Anthony was a waterman and member of Swain Memorial United Methodist...

Martin E. Birch Sr.

Mr. Martin E. “Marty” Birch Sr., 58, of Chincoteague Island, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 8, 2020, at PRMC in Salisbury, Md. He was born in Salisbury, on Dec. 31, 1961, to the late Delbert and Irma (Andrews) Birch. He was a member of Chincoteague Church of...