We Remember Those Who Have Passed

Edna May Reed

BERLIN – Edna May Reed, age 93, died Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Atlantic General  Hospital in Berlin.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Harvey T. Massey, Sr. and Annie L. Bangs Massey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William McKinley Reed; a sister, Lillian Dean; and a brother, Harvey T. Massey, Jr.

She is survived by a foster son, Joseph Bernier of Eastland, Texas, and foster daughter, Doris Whampler of Chesterfield, Va. There are three foster grandchildren and five foster great grandchildren.

Also surviving are nephews, Bob Dean, Jr., Todd Massey, Paul Massey, David Massey and Tommy Thompson; nieces, Sharon Jirsa, Faith Lowry, and Ruth Douglas; a sister-in-law, Val Massey and her children Richard, Donna and Peggy; devoted friend, Faye Curtis and her husband Jim of Berlin; and best friend, Rose Venable of Berlin.

Reed had been a seamstress and piano teacher for over 35 years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Berlin, the Baptist Women’s Association, church pianist, and Sunday School teacher for over 28 years. She had been a volunteer at Peninsula Regional Hospital for over 23 years and an ardent blood donor. She and her late husband had been house parents at the Wicomico Childrens Home.

A funeral service was held on Thursday at Faith Baptist Church. Rev. John Abent officiated. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery in Libertytown.

Donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 519 South Main St., Berlin, Md. 21811.

 Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

Walter H. Bunting

BISHOPVILLE – Walter H. Bunting, 86, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

He is survived by his wife, Eva N. Bunting of Bishopville, and a half sister, Vera Hoffman of Philadelphia, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lana Rae Bunting in 1998.

Bunting was a farmer and owned and operated Bunting & Bertrand in Frankford, Del. for 38 years.

He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bishopville and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.A

A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 26.

Donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church c/o Sandra Venable, 11213 Beverly St., Bishopville, Md. 21813.

Arrangements handled by Hastings Funeral Home.

Nathan R. “Dick” Perry

OCEAN CITY – Nathan “Dick” R. Perry, Jr., 76, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Sunday, April 27, 2008 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Cambridge, Mass., he was the son of the late Nathan R. Sr. and Elizabeth Culler Perry.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Laura M. Perry; two sons, Nathan R. Perry III of Lake Ranch, Fla. and James D. Harrison of Palm City, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Connor and Cameron Perry.

Perry was an electrical engineer and project head for Vitro Laboratories in Silver Spring for over 30 years. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and a member of the Ocean City Elks Lodge and the Ocean Pines Golf Club. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling and spending time on the water. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 30. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, Md. 21803-0163.

Arrangements handled by Hastings Funeral Home.