Obituaries

Mr. John Philip Sokel

Mr. John Philip Sokel, 76, a resident of Exmore, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock. A native of Southampton, N.Y., he was the son of the late Stanley Thomas Sokel and the late C. Mildred Capazzola. Mr. Sokel was a retired building...

Ms. Ina Faye Clark Reid

Ms. Ina Faye Clark Reid of Avon, N.C., formerly of Chincoteague, passed away peacefully Jan. 8, 2019, at Peak Resources of the Outer Banks. She was born in Chincoteague May 16, 1934, to the late Hilton and Lula Powell Clark. Ms. Reid never forgot her beloved island and all her relatives...
Ms. Evette Elizabeth Mills, 69, born May 27, 1949, in Exmore, daughter of the late Julian Washington Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Washington, entered peacefully into eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. A viewing will be held on Friday Jan. 25, 2019, 6-8 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home in Nassawadox. A funeral...
Mr. Billy Ray McPherson Jr., of Cape Charles, entered eternal life on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. He was born in Eastville on Oct. 9, 1955, to Billy Ray McPherson Sr. and Mable Frances Brady McPherson. Billy Ray was preceded in death by his brother DeWayne McPherson. Left to cherish his memory...
Mr. Arthur Martin “Art” Matthews Jr., 75, loving husband of Linda Winfield Matthews and a resident of Onancock, formerly of Virginia Beach, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. Born June 6, 1943, in Norfolk, Va., he was the only child of Arthur Martin Matthews...
Mrs. Betty Parks Marshall, 87, of East Palatka, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at her home following an extended illness. Born in Belle Haven, she was a part-time resident of Putnam County from 1953 until 1966 when she moved permanently to East Palatka from Onancock. Mrs. Marshall worked...
Mr. Robin “Kent” Mapp, 76, of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at his home. He was born Aug. 11, 1942, in Nassawadox, Va., the son of John William Mapp and Hazel Sue Moore Mapp. Mr. Mapp served our country for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force...
Mrs. Josephine Elizabeth Hurdle, 92, of Chincoteague Island, went to be with the Lord Jan. 15, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Delmar, Md. She was born in Indian Head, Md., Nov. 22, 1926, to the late Paul and Josephine Gray Austin. She was a member of Christ United Methodist...
Mr. John Daniel “Jack” Humphreys, 78, husband of Joanne Lee “Jody” Humphreys and a resident of Eastville, welcomed eternal life and love in the arms of his Lord and Savior Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Born in Evanston, Ill., Nov. 13, 1940, he was a son of the late Lloyd...

Frances McLeod Barefoot

Mrs. Frances McLeod Barefoot, 91 of Four Oaks, N.C., completed her life’s journey on Feb. 5, 2019.