Anna M. Vail
STOCKTON – Anna Mae Vail, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 25, at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
Born in Watkins Glenn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Angelo Lewis Notarfonzo and Gladys Bertha Isham Notarfonzo. She is survived by her husband, Carryl M. Vail, and children, Richard Angelo Ewing of Webster, N.Y., Andrew John Ewing of Parsonsburg, Sherry Schoenheit of Hamlin, N.Y., Teresa Ann Markidis of Ontario, N.Y., Tammy Christine Ewing and her husband, Jason Brown of Tallahassee, Fla. and step-children, Janet Hoto and her husband Philip of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Linda Heflich and her husband Russell of Monroe, N.Y., and Dawne Vail of Greencastle, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her son, Anthony Lewis Ewing; daughter, Cathy Ewing; and step-son, Gary Vail. There are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation followed her death. A private family memorial service will be held. Interment will be in Klij Grange Cemetery near Snow Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of America: Resource Development, 1275 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30309, in memory of Anthony Lewis Ewing.
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
I. Wanda Michelson
OCEAN PINES – I. Wanda Michelson of Ocean Pines passed away on Dec. 27, 2010.
She is survived by her husband, Charles, with whom she had recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Other loving family members include her daughter, Nancy and son-in-law, Joel Jenne; her grandchildren, Heather Gill of Ocean Pines, and Erik Gill of Roanoke, Texas. She will be missed by her five great-grandchildren, Conner, Kayla, Kenny, Walker and Jenaya.
The family has requested there be no calling hours or services.
Her loving husband wrote the following poem:
Have you ever tried to count the stars each night?
Or chased the fireflies’ twinkly light?
Do you know how many seconds in a year?
Or tried to separate the ocean into tears?
These tasks may all seem hopeless, but
If you figure out a few,
Just put them all together, Dear.
That’s how much I love you,
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Albert W. Ferguson
BERLIN – Albert W. Ferguson, 81, died peacefully at his home in Berlin on Christmas morning of heart failure.
Born in Bayonne, N.J., he was the son of the late Albert and Anna Ferguson. He was predeceased by a son, William Ferguson, and a half brother, Walter Broadbent.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Lois. Also surviving are daughters Laurie Williams and her husband Ray of Clinton, Md. and Cheryl Miller and her husband David of Salisbury; a daughter-in-law, Diane Ferguson of Richmond, Va.; and five grandchildren, Tracey Lenhardt and her husband Jason, Jamie Williams, William M. Ferguson, Gracie Fergusson, Ryan Ferguson; and one great grandchild; Piper Lenhardt. He will be missed by many friends and neighbors.
He served in the Korean War 1951-1952 in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant with the 176th Armored Field Infantry. He was a graduate of the American University in Washington, DC. He retired after 27 years from the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Dept. as a Deputy Chief of the 1st District. After retiring, he served as the Legislative Chairman for the National Fraternal Order of Police. He also served for 10 years as the President of the Board of the Police Federal Credit Union. Following that, he became the Director of Security of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC.
He was an avid golfer, bowler, swimmer and dog lover. He was a service officer and member of the Color Guard of the American Legion, Sinepuxent Post 166, Ocean City. His Irish jokes will be greatly missed.
Services were held. Interment will follow at a later date at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements are being made by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802 or Atlantic General Hospital, 9733 Healthway Dr., Berlin, Md. 21811. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
Tammy Lynne Mitchell MILLSBORO, Del. – Tammy Lynne Mitchell, 47, died at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Dec. 24, 2010.
Born in Lewes, Del., she is the daughter of Franklin and Darlene Davis Collins. Her husband, Herbert Mitchell, preceded her in death in 2008.
She is survived by five daughters, Amy Coffin, Laurel, Del., Amanda Mitchell, Georgetown, Del. and Samantha Coffin, Stacie Mitchell and Sara Mitchell all of Millsboro, Del. Also surviving are three sisters, Denise May of Emery, Texas, Trina Carey of Millsboro, Del. and Whitney Hudson of Bethany Beach, Del. There are two grandchildren, Sabrina Coward and Kyle Megee.
There will be a memorial service held at the Burbage Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 31 at noon. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Send condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org. George V. Foskey
POWELLVILLE – George Vincent Foskey, 83, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Pittsville, he was the son of the late Will and Ella Bratten Foskey. He is survived by his wife, Wilsie Mae Lewis Foskey; a daughter, Alice Scott and her husband Denny of Salisbury; and a son, Gary Foskey and his wife Hilda of Pittsville. There are two granddaughters, Julie Owens and her husband David and Donna Foxwell and her husband Barney, and three great-grandchildren, Chase and Olivia Owens and Mason Foxwell.
Also surviving is a sister, Laura McCabe Jackson of Millsboro, Del., and a half- sister, Shirley Jackson of Laurel, Del. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Foskey had been a farrier for over 50 years. He was also a farmer and worked for Lloyd and Elton Jones in Powellville for many years. He was a life-time member of the Powellville Volunteer Fire Company, honorary member of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, where he actively participated in the Chincoteague Pony Penning for many years, receiving the title of “Salt Water Cowboy” for all his volunteer riding. He was also a member of the Delmarva Coon Club.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Powellville Volunteer Fire Company, 5085 Powellville Rd., Pittsville, Md. 21850.
Shirley J Heavel
NEWARK – Shirley J. Heavel of Newark was called home to be with the lord on December 20, 2010, at Snow Hill Nursing and Rehab. She was 78 years old.
She was born on March 11, 1932 in Baltimore to the late Henry P. and Bessie Merson.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Heavel; a daughter, Susan Bratten and her husband John; two grandsons, Jerry Seager, and Jimmy Seager; and four great grandchildren.
She was a home health care giver. She was also a devoted Sunday school teacher who loved to spread the word of god.
Services were held.