George Edward Shockley
SNOW HILL – George Edward Shockley, age 67, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at his home in Snow Hill.
Born in Snow Hill he was the son of the late Base and Hazel White Shockley.
Shockley was a master electrician having owned Worcester Refrigeration, Heating and Air, Inc. He was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the Redmens in Fruitland and the Salisbury Moose Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Iva Frances Shockley; five daughters, Tamra Shockley of Snow Hill, Georgianna Shockley of Snow Hill, Adrianna Kowalski of Baltimore, Aimee Sharp of Hawaii and Regina Pruitt of Colorado; two brothers, Ronnie Shockley of Delmar and Donnie Shockley of Snow Hill; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ann Kelly.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Eileen Marie Smoot
OCEAN PINES – Eileen Marie Smoot, age 68, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2009 at her home.
Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Julius and Josephine Atchison.
She had been a Realtor with Moore, Warfield and Glick in Ocean City and
had retired after many years of service in rental management. She enjoyed traveling and socializing with her many friends in Ocean City and Florida.
She is survived by her daughters, Juliet Smoot Wilkerson and her husband Greg of Melson, Md. and Valerie Ann Stevens and her husband Fred of Glenolden, Pa.; a sister, Theresa Stephan of Easton; two great
grandchildren, DeAnna and Emily Stevens; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to The Miller Children Fund, c/o Calvin B. Taylor Bank, P.O. 5 Berlin, Md. 21811.
John Randolph Whitlock
RIVA, Md. – John Randolph Whitlock, age 60, died Monday, March 30, 2009 at his home.
Born in Washington, D.C. he was the son of Claire Lovett Whitlock and the
late John Raymond Whitlock, Jr.
Whitlock had worked for many years as a welder. Along with his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Greg Whitlock of Ocean Pines and Marc Whitlock of Bellingham, Wash.; one sister, Jacqueline Warden of Ocean Pines; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation followed his death. There will be no formal services at this time.
Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home.
Patricia Frances Meyer
OCEAN CITY – Patricia Frances Meyer, 79, a retired Ocean City restaurateur, died in her sleep of natural causes at her daughter’s home in Cedar Park, Texas.
She was born and raised in Baltimore. After graduating from high school, she moved to Ocean City, where she began a decades long hotel and restaurant career. She was previously owner of The Samoa restaurant in Ocean City. For the past 16 years, she was a resident at Town Park Towers in downtown San Jose.
In 1954 she married Frank Harper, a Merchant Marine. Mr. Harper died of a stroke in 1956. In 1964 she married Jack Maiorana, owner of Mario’s Restaurant, who died of a heart attack in 1969. In 1983, she married Gordon Meyer, who died of natural causes in 1991.
She is survived by a sister, Peggy DeNittis; a son, Stephan J. Harper; a daughter, Erma McIrvin; and two grandchildren, Justin and Ryan McIrvin
Barbara Ann Powell
BERLIN – Barbara Ann Powell, age 67, died Friday, April 3, 2009 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of Mary Townsend Dinges and the late Lester Dinges. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Powell and a daughter, Denise Groff.
She Powell was a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. She was a homemaker.
Along with her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Pamela Lynn D’Amico and her husband Tom of Berlin; a sister, Joan Redden of Captains Cove, Va; four grandchildren, Johnny Groff, Lester Allan Parks, Jr. Jason Groff and Jessica Parks; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gerri Harrison, 337 Winter Quarters Dr., Pocomoke City, Md. 21851. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home.
Lorraine Parker Rose
OCEAN CITY – Lorraine Parker Rose, age 81, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at her home in West Ocean City.
Born in Ocean City she was the daughter of the late William H. "Bud" Parker and Grace Allan Downs Parker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Vinson Rose, in 1997.
Rose was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, a member of the United Presbyterian Womens Association, Order of the Rebecca’s, Eastern Star, life member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Association Auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters, Dawn L. Rose-Epperson of Ocean City and Dana Lee Zarnich and her husband Nick of Rochester, Pa., and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Ryan and Daryl Zarnich. Also surviving is her beloved pet, Rusty Scupper, II.
Services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Dept. Building Fund, PO Box 350, Bishopville, Md. 21813. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
Helen J. Purnell
OCEAN PINES – Helen J. Purnell, 86, died April 6, 2009 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late John D. Jones and Helen Keane Jones. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Glenn W. Harman and Raymond Purnell.
Purnell was a homemaker. She was an avid Bridge Player.
She is survived by a son, Gary G. Harman and his wife Barbara of Gaithersburg, Md.; two grandchildren, Kevin G. Harman and Lindsey N. Harman; and one great grandchild, Jacob T. Madrzykowski.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Ocean Pines. Rev. Dr. Thomas McKelvey will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Garden of the Pines. Arrangements by the Burbage Funeral Home.
J. Franklin Gayman
BERLIN – J. Franklin Gayman, 87, of Fayetteville, Pa., died on Thursday, April 02, 2009.
Born July 5, 1921 in Thompsontown, Pa., he was a son of the late Benjamin Franklin Gayman and Sadie Irene Hepner Gayman.
A former attorney and former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Gayman owned and operated the former Frank Gayman Chevrolet and Oldsmobile in Chambersburg.
His beloved wife, Mary Fields Gayman, whom he married June 24, 1944, preceded him in death in 2004. He is survived by three daughters, Mary Catherine Donovan of Ocean City, Susan Shockey and husband, Richard, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Sally Stead of Abington, Pa.; two sons, Benjamin F. Gayman and wife, Carol, of Manchester, NH, and Samuel Wesley Fields Gayman of Chambersburg; one sister, Kathryn Clark of Thompsontown; 12 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home in Chambersburg, Pa, with visitation from 12-1 PM. Rev. Fr. Joseph Stahura will officiate. Private interment will be in the Lutheran Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Home Care Services and Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.