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Joseph Coulbourn Sterling

Crisfield Joseph Coulbourn Sterling, 79, of Crisfield, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 25, 2010, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Oct. 20, 1930, in Crisfield, he was a son of the late Arlie Graham and Ada Virginia Cochrane Sterling.

He was a 1950 graduate of Mercersburg High School and furthered his education at Franklin and Marshall College and Goldy Beacom College.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a partner at the former Sterling & Handy Seafood Company along with his father, brother and uncle.

After the business was sold, he was employed at Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, where he worked more than 12 years until his retirement. He was a faithful member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Crisfield where he was president of the Baracca Sunday School class for more than 25 years, past-president of the United Methodist Men, started the New Beginnings Sunday School Class for couples in 2000, was Lay Leader, and served in numerous other offices within the church. He was also past-president of the AARP Crisfield Chapter, and was a former member of the Kiwanis and Elks Lodge #1044.

He enjoyed music, reading scripture, attending dinner theater, and traveling, especially to Sight & Sound in Lancaster; but most of all, he loved being with his family. They were very important to him.

He is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Ruth Ellen Walters Sterling of Crisfield; two daughters, Patricia Ellen Sterling Draper, pharmacist at Edwards Pharmacy in Centreville, and her husband John Willis Draper, Jr., of Centreville and Laurie Jane Sterling of Crisfield; two grandchildren, Ruth Ellen Draper and John Willis "Jack" Draper, III, both of Centreville; a sister, Ada Virginia Ammerman of Newport News, VA; a brother, Arlie Graham Sterling, Jr. of Norfolk, Massachusetts; and many special nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley Cochrane Sterling and Dr. James Andrew Sterling.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31, at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Crisfield. Interment with military honors and "Taps" performed by his grandson followed in Sunnyridge Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to be sent to Immanuel U.M. Church Organ Fund, 206 W. Main St., Crisfield, MD 21817 or to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1773.

Arrangements are in the care of Bradshaw & Sons Funeral Home in Crisfield. To send condolences, please visit

Donald Aldridge Horney Sr.

QUEENSTOWN Donald Aldridge Horney Sr. of Queenstown died at the Memorial Hospital, Easton on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. He was 72.

Born in Grasonville on Oct. 13, 1937, he was the son of the late Harold Aldridge and Sadie Mae Thomas Horney. He graduated from Centreville High School in 1956 and while attending school he worked as a gas station attendant. He then worked for Aspen Tree Company and in 1957 he began working for Renshaw and Emory's Farm Equipment Company in Centreville as a mechanic. Later he worked for Roser's Auto Dealers in Queenstown. In 1968, he began clamming, oystering and crabbing with a troutline for which he continued for over 20 years. In 1995, he went to work for Harrison's Yacht Sales and later for Full Tilt Marine.

On July 6, 1957, he married the former, Josephine Virginia Jenkins, his high school sweetheart.

He was a past member of the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Company and the Bay Country Moose.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Horney is survived by a daughter, Donna Lee Masten of Queen Anne; two sons, Donald A. Horney of Easton and Randy H. Horney of Chestertown; a brother, Ronald H. Horney of Wye Mills; ten grandchildren, Joel Masten, Jordon Masten, Jared Masten and Julie Masten, all of Queen Anne, Patrick Horney and Christopher Horney and Alicia Horney, all of Easton, Randi Lynn Horney of TN, Britney Jo Horney and Jake A. Fluharty of Tilghman Island; four great-grandchildren, Nathan Masten, Kailey Masten, randi Fluharty and Ashtny Linder. He was predeceased by two brothers, Jessie Elliott Horney and Larry Edmond Horney.

Funeral services were held at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P. A., Centreville, MD on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton.

Those desiring may make contributions to Queenstown Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 118, Queenstown, MD 21658.

Online condolences may be made to

Robert John Wilds

Crumpton Robert "Bobby" John Wilds of Crumpton died on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. He was 36.

Born on March 7, 1974, in Wilmington,Del., he was the son of Harry and Constance (Kwasnieski) Wilds of Crumpton.

Bobby graduated from Caravel Academy in 1992 where he played in the Blue-Gold All-Star Football game and was also an all star baseball player.

He entered the U.S Coast Guard Academy and later entered the Delaware National Guard. He earned his diploma from the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio in Monterey, Calif., mastering the Russian Language and became a Russian Voice Interceptor for the U.S. Army from 1992 - 1996. Mr. Wilds then earned an army achievement medal at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Austin, Texas.

He began his career with as an Operations Lead in 1997 and ended his career as an Area Manager in 2002. He most recently worked with Rite Aid in Aberdeen.

Bobby was a 2009 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He also volunteered with several community activities including the Delaware Special Olympics, The Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens, VFW of Monterey, Calif., The Children's Miracle Network Charity and Habitat for Humanity of Harford County. He also volunteered at University of Delaware 91.3 WVUD college as a radio co-host, and as a Cecil County Junior Football League Coach. He was elected as Town Councilman of Cheswold, Del.

He enjoyed writing, was an accomplished artist and enjoyed the Renaissance Festival. He was an expert marksman and enjoyed shooting. Bobby loved spending time with his nephews and his niece.

In addition to his parents, Bobby is survived by a sister, Shannon Wilds and her fiancée Jeff Bye of Elkton; nephews Marc, Brandon, and Dakota Wilds; niece Alexis Wilds; uncles Gary Wilds of Fayetteville, N.C. and Ronald Kwasnieski of Middletown, Del.; aunt Karen Schimmel of Elkton and great uncle Granville Wilds of Crumpton.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Aug. 2 at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral home in Chestertown. Interment was held privately at Crumpton Cemetery. Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home Chestertown.

Bernard Andrew Cheezum Sr.

CORDOVA Bernard Andrew "Butch" Cheezum Sr. passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. He was 65 years old.

Born on Nov. 22, 1944, he was the son of Bernard and Pauline Hayward Cheezum. He graduated from Easton High School in 1962, and worked as a carpenter in road and bridge construction. He then worked as a construction inspector for RK & K Engineering until his retirement in 2008.

He was a member of Bay Country Moose Lodge #831, the Sons of the American Legion Squad #0278, and was a life member of the Cordova Volunteer Firemen's Association.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Baxter Cheezum, whom he married on Nov. 22, 1964; his children: Bernard Andrew Cheezum Jr. (Gretchen) and Sandra Higdon (Steven); his sister, Patricia Webster (Charles); and his grandchildren: Bernard Andrew Cheezum, III, Olivia Cheezum, and Madison Higdon.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Easton. Burial followed at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Butch Cheezum may be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Dr., Easton, MD 21601; the American Cancer Society, attn: Hope Lodge, 636 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201; or the Cordova Volunteer Firemen's Association, PO Box 102, Cordova, MD 21625.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Easton. For online tributes, please visit

James Wallace Jr.

Worton James Wallace Jr. of Worton died on Friday, July 30, 2010, at his home. He was 81.

He was born in Biloxi, Miss., on April 27, 1929 he was the son of the late James George Sr. and Agnes B. Kurlinski Wallace.

Mr. Wallace moved to Baltimore shortly after his birth and was raised in Baltimore before moving to Kent County in 1945. He married Joan Owens in 1951.

Mr. Wallace drove a milk truck for Glennons prior to pursuing his career as a mechanic with Patrick's Body Shop, Hybarc Equipment Company, and retiring from Geno's Automotive in April of 1994. His hobbies included baling and mowing with the Millers on 4 M's Farm in Kennedyville, camping at Gull's Way, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chestertown, The Knights of Columbus, and the V.F.W. Post #652 in Millington.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Joanne Collins and her husband Chuck of Kennedyville, James George Wallace III and his wife Kathy of Chestertown, and Jeffrey Owen Wallace and his friend Donna Pippin of Rock Hall; sisters: Dorothy Spishock of Seaford, Del., and Rita Blusiewicz of Chestertown; grandchildren: Michael Wallace, Kari Wallace, Russell Wallace, Charlie Wallace, Clint Wallace, Amanda Clark (and her husband Chad), and Thomas Collins; along with great grandchildren: Brayden Wallace, Landon Wallace, and Alanna Wallace.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown. Interment was held privately. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Chester River Home Health and Hospice 100 Brown Street Chestertown, MD. Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home

Bertie Elizabeth Cullison

Bertie Elizabeth Cullison died on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 72.

Born on March 29, 1938, in Stevensville, she was the daughter of the late Kirby C. and Marjorie Benton. She grew up in Stevensville and graduated from Stevensville High School.

Bertie enjoyed working as a certified nursing assistant at Genesis Elder Care in Severna Park. She enjoyed many hobbies such as cross-stitching, crabbing and fishing. She especially loved her dog, Midget, spending time with her family and grandson.

She is survived by her two sons, Raymond Gene Cullison Jr. and his wife Tricia of Chestertown, and Ken William Cornell, Jr. and his fiancée Jean, of Royal Oak; and one grandson, John Kirby Cullison of Chestertown. She is predeceased by her husband, Raymond Gene Cullison Sr.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 106 Shamrock Road, Chester. Interment will follow at Stevensville Cemetery. A visitation was held on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Contributions may be made to Queen Anne's County Humane Society, 201 Clay Drive, Queenstown, MD 21658. Online condolences may be made at

Ernest Don Baker

Centreville Ernest Don Baker, 70, of Centreville, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in his home.

Don was born on Feb. 6, 1940, in Arkansas, son of the late Ernest and Evelyn Woodcock Baker. He had worked as a conductor for Southern Pacific Railroad. Don had lived in California before moving to Marydel in 2003.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Phyllis M. Baker, in 2006.

Don is survived by twp daughters, Lonna Garewal of Imperial, Calif., and Rhonda Garrido-Navarrete of Centreville; a sister, JoAnne VanAelst of Yuma, Ariz.; and six grandchildren.

Service will be held privately.

Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena.

Christopher Brian Thornton

DENTON Christopher Brian Thornton of Denton died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Del. He was 8.

Born June 8, 2002, in Easton, Chris was the son of Cheri and Brian Thornton of Denton.

Chris loved playing baseball, participating in Cub Scouts, swimming, riding his bike fast, fishing with his family, working in the shop, and giving his sister a hard time. Whether he was up to something or absolutely nothing, his smile would infect everyone around him.

In addition to his parents, Chris is survived by one sister, Clara Kate Thornton of Denton; his paternal grandparents, Carl L. Thornton and his wife Jillisa of Easton, and Linda J. Fogg and her husband Glenn of Annapolis; maternal grandmother, Ruth Ann B. Crouse of Denton; paternal great-grandmother, Rachel Uber of Denton; one aunt, Kimberly Miller and her husband Christopher of Centreville; great-uncles Raymond Berkner, Harry O. Sperling, Robert L. Uber, and Tom Thornton and his wife Virginia; one great-aunt, Mary Anne Truscello; and cousins, Andrew and Davis Miller, and Lillian and Matthew Thornton.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Daniel L. Crouse; his aunt, Amy Danielle Crouse; his paternal great-grandfather, Lloyd T. Uber; and his paternal great-grandmother, Helen B. Thornton.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Denton. Interment was in Denton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests for memorials to be made to the Philadelphia Shiners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140-4131.

Angela Sheaffer Barilar

Angela Sheaffer Barilar passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, at home. She was 51.

Born Oct. 15, 1958, in Hyannis, Mass., she was the daughter of Peter and Shirley Sheaffer of Centreville. She graduated from Barnstable High School in Massachusetts and from North Dakota State University Equine Studies Program.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, John; her daughter Larrissa; sister, Sandy Sheaffer; mother-in-law, Doris Barilar; and brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Karen Barilar. She is also survived by two nephews, Austin and Madison, and a niece, Jackie.

Angela, owner of High Point Hanoverians, was a pioneer in the importing of Warmblood Sport Horses from Europe to this country and over the years developed one of the top Sport Horse breeding programs in North America. Angela's incredible eye for high quality horses and insightful nature in the Sport Horse breeding industry led to numerous honors, achievements and awards. She heavily influenced the Sport Horse breeding programs across this nation. She was always supremely professional, kind and supportive of her fellow breeders. Angela was always quick with a smile and positively influenced the Sport Horse world.

A very talented light may have gone out, but her legacy will live on through her family, friends, her business partner Klaus Schengber, and, most of all, her horses.

A celebration of her life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617 or to Johns Hopkins Brain Cancer Research, Department of Neurosurgery, 100 N. Charles St., One Charles Center, Suite 416, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam, 130 Speer Rd. Chestertown, MD 21620. Online condolences may be made at

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