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Dorothy Webb Taylor

POCOMOKE — Dorothy Webb Taylor, 82, of Pocomoke and formerly of Hallwood. Va., passed away at Hartley Hall Nursing Home in Pocomoke on Tuesday April 10, 2012.

She was the daughter of the late Sidney H. Webb and Mable Parker Webb of New Church, Va.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Eastern Stars and Union United Methodist Church in Greenbackville, Va.

Her survivors include her husband, Alvin Taylor of Pocomoke, and her children, Bonnie M. Trower of Eastville, Va., Patsy M. Bell and husband Bob of Berlin, Harry L. Wessells III and wife Sue of Atlantic, Va. and Henry Wessells and wife Linda of Salisbury.

She is also survived by a sister, Grace Herman of Atlanta, Ga., and a brother, John Webb and wife Janice of Pocomoke. She was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by nine grandchildren, Jennifer J. Pruitt, Elaine J. Sharbor, Rebecca J. Lusk, J.E.B. Johnson, Jill Gray, Steve Green and wife, Pamela, Sarah Wessells, Ian Bailey and James Bailey. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren, including Cameron Gray and Beckett and Carson Green of Berlin, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by husband Harry L. Wessells Jr. and granddaughter Kathleen Joanne Wessells.

Mrs. Taylor was a kind and generous woman who enjoyed her family tremendously. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the Union United Methodist Church. Services will be officiated be Pastor Derek Tomek. Family and friends may call one hour before the service.

Interment will follow at Downing Cemetery in Oak Hall, Va. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke, Md. 21851.

To send condolences to the family, visit www.hollowayfh.com. Contributions may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 1491 Stockton Ave.,

Greenbackville, Va. 23356.

Courtland “Skip” Townsend

OCEAN CITY — Courtland “Skip” Townsend, 72, of Ocean City and formerly of Montgomery County, died Saturday, April 7, 2012.

He was a trial lawyer for 46 years, and practiced for 20 years in Worcester County. He was known for his courtroom skill and sense of humor. He attended Randolph Macon Military Academy, was in the Marine Corps Reserves for over three years until being medically discharged, got his law degree in 1966 at American University in Washington, D.C., and was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1970. He was a Panel member of the Attorney Grievance Commission from 1984 to 2012; won the Chair Award of the Year for the Criminal Law Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association; was Chair of the Maryland State Bar Ethics Committee for the last three years; has over 23 reported Appellate Opinions both State and Federal; and has been listed as a Preeminent Lawyer since 1993 with Martindale-Hubbell. He was a lecturer for the Montgomery County Police Academy on “Roles of Functions of the Defense Attorney”, and taught multi-state detective classes on homicide and sex crimes. He was defense counsel for many famous criminal cases and locally represented the Court Appointed Receiver of the Carousel Hotel through many years of litigation.

He is lovingly remembered by many friends and family, including his wife Kim; son, Dean and his wife, Jean; son, David, and his wife, Janet; son, Mitchell; and four grandchildren, Alexis, Mitchell, Nicole and Bradley.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life Memorial Service in Skip’s honor in the near future, which will be announced. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Gary Ramey
RESTON, Va. — Gary Ramey (Pops) passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the age of 69.

He died peacefully with his family at his side at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Va. Gary and Millie have owned homes in Ocean Pines since 1984 their three sons were swim team coaches.

The family is planning visitation on Friday, April 13 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Va. 22032.

Gary was born on Feb. 18, 1943, in Peoria, Ill. to Russell and Marian Ramey. His father was a window washer in Chicago and Miami and his mother worked for many years in the airline industry. The family moved to Miami, Fla. in 1953.

Gary graduated from North Miami High School in 1961. He attended college in Washington, D.C. at the Benjamin Franklin University (now part of GW University). While attending he met his wife, Millie Nieves from Silver Spring, Md. They were introduced by their mutual friends, the Melsons, and were married in 1966. Gary, an only child, suddenly became part of a much larger family as Millie had three brothers, two sisters and a large extended family. After graduation, they decided to settle down and start a family in Laurel, Md. where they had three sons. In 1977, they moved the family to Burke, Va. where they have lived ever since.

He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandkids. He enjoyed going to the beach, playing golf, bowling, boating, fishing, and working on various family construction projects. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, son, son-in law, and friend. He was a devoted caregiver to both his own parents and Millie’s parents.

Gary is survived by his wife, Millie Ramey; three sons (Russell, Robert, Richard) and their spouses (Meg, Meredith, Kristine); and six grandchildren (MacKenzie, Ryan, Gabriella, Reese, Grace, and Kelan).

He was preceded in death by his mother (Marian), father (Russell), mother in-law (Mirta), and father in-law (Rafael).

Pops had a big heart and had a positive impact on everyone he touched. He was loved by all and will be sorely missed.

Please send any donations to the National Kidney Foundation at http://www.kidney.org/support/ or the Father Paul Stefan Foundation, P.O. Box 754, Locust Grove, Va. 22508.

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