We Remember Those Who Have Passed

Katherine Townsend Layfield

PARSONSBURG – Katherine Townsend Layfield, 86, of Parsonsburg died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Siloam, she was a daughter of the late Murray E. and Alice (Adams) Townsend.

She worked as a cashier at Acme for more than 30 years and was an avid bingo player at McDonalds. Her memberships included Women of the Moose, Golden Senior of Moose, the retirement group of Acme, AARP, Happy Timers and United Methodist Women. She was also a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Janice Winkler of Felton, Del.; one son, James N. Green Jr. of Milford; three stepchildren, Walter H. Layfield Jr., James R. Layfield and Betty Scarborough; five grandchildren, Jill Gray, Steve Green, Vince Winkler, Jodi Pries and Kimberly Shafer; several great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Cartha Jenkins; two sister-in-laws, Ruth Green and Mattie Townsend; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Norman Green Sr.; her second husband, Walter H. Layfield Sr.; a sister, Beatrice Middleton; two brothers, William Townsend and Floyd Townsend; and two nephews, William Townsend, Ralph Jenkins.

Funeral services were held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, Capital Fund, c/o Mr. John W. Jackson, 30010 Stoneybrooke Drive, Salisbury, Md. 21804.

Visit www.hollowayfh.com to send condolences to the family.

Dorothy Wilson Hudson Taylor

BERLIN – Dorothy Wilson Hudson Taylor, 94, died Monday, June 25, 2007 at Gull Creek Retirement Community in Berlin.

Born at St. Matins near Berlin, she was the daughter of John Hillary Hudson and Lily Dale Dennis Hudson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Jarvis Taylor, in 1951. She is survived by her two daughters, Lynne Taylor Murray and her husband Elisha W. Murray of Bishopville and Susan Taylor Cropper and her husband Hugh Cropper, III of Ocean City, and a step daughter, Elaine Taylor Magnin of Carlsbad, Calif. There are three grandchildren, Teresa Lynne Murray of Columbia, Md., Hugh Cropper, IV and wife Jennifer of Ocean City, and Dorothy Amanda Cropper and fiancé Darren Myers of Baltimore; and two great grandchildren, Hugh Thomas Cropper and Myra Polly Cropper. There are two step grandsons Edgar and Dale Magnin. Preceding her in death were her brother and sisters, Clinton Hudson, Elizabeth Hudson Mumford, and Alma Hudson Quillen Gault. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Charles Holland Lynch, Jr., Thomas Taylor Lynch, Jesse Lee Lynch, Norma Hudson Taylor, Louis Hudson, Roger Hudson, Iris Hudson Phillips, Virginia Hudson, Penny Hudson Gears, Sarah Taylor Bowden, and Betty Mumford McKnight, and half nephew Herman "Dink" Wockenfuss. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Glen H. Mumford, and a niece, the former Fay "Midget" Taylor.

Taylor had been the bookkeeper for Berlin Motor Co., now Barrett Chevrolet, which was owned and operated by her husband. During WWII, the Taylors also owned and managed the Plimhimmon Hotel in Ocean City. Following the death of her husband, she built, owned and managed the Kings Arms Motel and Empress Motel in Ocean City. In 1977, she was honored by the Ocean City Hotel Motel Restaurant Association as one of six pioneering women in the hospitality industry.

Taylor was a member of the Buckingham Presbyterian Church ans the United Presbyterian Women. She served as Trustee and Sunday School teacher at Buckingham for may years and was recognized by her congregation as an Outstanding Presbyterian Woman in 1998. Other memberships included the Worcester Preparatory School Advisory Board, Daughters of the American Revolution, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Maryland Hotel Motel Association, Worcester County Democratic Women, the Taylor House Museum, and Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum. Mrs. Taylor traveled extensively, including Russia, China, Australia, and visited Machu Picchu in Peru by donkey. Her last trip to Europe was in 1996 after her 85th birthday.

Funeral services were held. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home.

William Page Neville

BERLIN – William Page Neville of Berlin died Friday, June 8, 2007.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth Baker Neville; devoted father of Thomas Allan Baker of Virginia Beach, Va., Barry P. Neville of Berlin and William C. Neville of Salisbury and daughters-in-law Karen Baker, Karen Neville and Cathy Neville; adored grandfather of Andrew, Emily, Melissa and Ashley; and loving brother of Joan Neville DeFressine of Ocean City. He is also survived by two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mollie Neville Yarborough.

Neville was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church in Berlin. He was a member of the American Legion, Boggs-Disharoon Post, Assateague Mobile Sportsfishing Association, vestry member and junior warden (1970s-early 1980s), The Order of the Arctic Realm and starting center fielder for the Berlin Bombers at age 13.

Funeral services were held. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.