We Remember Those Who Have Passed

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Barbara Lynn Horn

Barbara Lynn Horn, age 53, died Friday, March 14, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin with her family by her side.

Born in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Bobby K. and Kayree Kirk Hamlett. Mrs. Horn had worked as a photo manager at Happy Harry’s Drug Store. She was very artistic, she loved crafts and painting. She was a big fan of Rod Stewart. She enjoyed reading, especially Danielle Steel. She was an animal lover, she had a Yorki (Peaces) and a cat (Thomas). She was “Daddy’s Girl” and Mother’s “Best Friend.”

She is survived by her beloved husband David J. Horn; a son Chris Horn and his wife Victoria of Ocean City; two daughters Kayree Partridge and her husband Alex of Jacksonville, Fla. and Sara Horn of Baltimore, Md.; four brothers Randy Hamlett and his wife Libby of Gwinnet, Ga., Danny Hamlett and his wife Tina of West Ocean City, Bruce Hamlett and his wife Shelly of Ocean Pines, and Todd Hamlett and his wife Michelle of Baltimore, Md.; two grandchildren Sierra Horn and Kenneth Horn; she is also survived by many other close relatives and friends.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City, where a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Barbara’s name to Cedar Chapel Special School, 510 Coulbourne Lane, Snow Hill, Md. 21863 or American Diabetes Association, 100 West 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, Del. 19801. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Naomi B. Cropper
Naomi B. Cropper, died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Ocean City, she was the daughter of the late Jackson and

Mary Ann Fisher Bunting. She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh Thomas Cropper, Jr. in 1999. She is survived by her son Reggie Bell and his wife Betty Ann and their children Gerri and Heather. Also surviving is a step-son Hugh Cropper, III , his wife Susan and their children Hugh, IV and Amanda; two step-daughters Carol Smith, her husband Bill of Berlin and their children Debbie, Diane and Jennie and Virginia Denayer, her husband Don of Salisbury and their children Jeff and Karen; two sisters Lilly Farlow and Mary Dowdy both of Ocean City; numerous nieces and nephews and great grandchildren. She was also preceding in death was a step-grandson Roger Smith.

Mrs. Cropper had worked for many years at the Empress Motel and the Misty Harbor Motel. She was a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church and was an avid Bingo enthusiast.

A funeral service was held on Saturday at 3:30 pm at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Berlin. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Relay for Life-North Worcester, In Memory of Naomi B. Cropper, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, Md. 21803.

Robert Joseph Davis, Jr.
Robert Joseph Davis, Jr., age 42, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in Ocean
City. He was the son Darlene Davis Lashley and her husband Wayne.

Bob was a certified executive chef and had worked in Restaurant and Food Service for many years. He had earned the honor of Chef of the Year in Ocean City two times. He had worked at Phillips and also was the first chef at Lighthouse Sound.

Along with his mother and step-father he is survived by two sisters, Lori Blevins and Sarah Lashley. He is also survived by his father Robert J. Davis, Sr.

A gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Orlando W. Taylor

Orlando W. “Froggie” Taylor, 80, of Salisbury, died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born and raised on the Waters Farm in Quantico, Md., he was the son of the late Clifford A. and the late Sadie (Holt) Taylor. Mr. Taylor worked for 37 and a half years at Verizon, formerly C&P Telephone, until his retirement. He was an avid gardener and an accomplished hunter, trapper and was a loving and beloved husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years: Jeanette Messick Taylor; four children, Terri L. Taylor, Orlando W. Taylor III and his wife Debbie all of Ocean City; Thomas K. Taylor of Ocean Pines and his companion; Denise Lane of Berlin and John N. Taylor and his wife Julie of Quantico; ten grandchildren, Maria Katie, Jennifer, Emily, Caroline, Landy, Shaun, Trevor, John and Josh; two sisters, Margaret Sterling and Emilyne Couch, both of Salisbury, and a brother, Richard Taylor of Ocean City, many nieces and nephews and his faithful dog and companion Kelsie.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, March 20 at Holloway Funeral Home. Interment was at Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home. Visit www.hollowayfh.com to send condolences to the family.

Betty Lou Provance

BERLIN- Betty Lou Provance of Berlin, Md, left this earthly life to be with her Father in Heaven on Sunday, March 16, 2008.

Born August 15, 1930 in Uniontown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Theron D. and Ruth G. Haney Provance. She was a longtime member of Bethany United Methodist Church, where she was a Lay Speaker and Sunday school teacher.

Betty was a retired educator from Prince Georges’ County, Md. After moving to Worcester County she was a substitute teacher and was employed by the Worcester County Library Systems for a few years. Betty was a spiritual person, an avid reader, a journey writer and enjoyed art, theater and traveling.

She loved all children and especially her great niece Trinity. She had many wonderful pets throughout the years. Betty had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by a brother, Jack R. Provance and his wife Missy of Fairmont, W. Va.; a sister Dorothy McFarland of Uniontown, Pa.; two nieces Cheryl McFarland of Uniontown and Heather Rollins and husband Clark of Fairmont, W.Va.; and three nephews, Terry Provance and son Ian of Washington, D.C.; Tim Provance and sons Justin and Derek and daughter Caysie of Modesta, California and Jack R. Provance II and wife Josie of Honolulu, Hawaii. Two great nieces, Shannon Shaffer and husband Eddie of Twenty-Nine Palms, California and Trinity Rollins of Fairmont, W. Va.; Betty is also survived by a lifetime friend Shirley Findlay of Berlin, Md. and her beloved dog "Lily Pearl".

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Theron D. Provance of Pittsburgh, Pa.

A memorial service will be held at Bethany United Methodist Church in Berlin on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm where friends may call from 12:15-1:00 pm. The Rev. Patricia Frick will officiate. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Worcester County Humane Society, PO Box 48, Berlin, Md. 21811 or Bethany United Methodist Church, 8648 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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