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Obituaries

John Buckley Devenny

OCEAN CITY – John Buckley Devenny, 50, of Ocean City, passed away suddenly on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. Born on June 8,1963 in Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Ruthe Devenny. Mr. Devenny worked as a salesman for All American Roofing since 1998, but… Read more »

Joyce Marie Krainaker

BERLIN – Joyce Marie Krainaker, 74, died on Monday Nov. 25, 2013 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson Sutton and Mary Ellen Hawthorn Sutton. She is survived by her husband Frank Krainaker; two sons, Frank Krainaker Jr. and his wife Maureen McFarland… Read more »

Kate Purity Birckhead

OCEAN PINES – Kate Purity Birckhead, 96, died on Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013 at her home in Ocean Pines. Born in Morgantown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert B. Wood and Nettie B. Walls Wood. She is survived by her son Stanley A. Birckhead and his domestic partner Cynthia Leach. Kate was… Read more »

James W. Harris

OCEAN PINES–James William Harris, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at his home. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late Edgar P. Daugherty and Olga E. Houk Daugherty. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Phoebe Lorraine Overdorff Harris, in 2011. He is survived by his children,… Read more »

Don Kenwood London

STERLING, VA. – Don Kenwood London, 69, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at his home in Ocean Pines.  Born in Newport News, Va., he was the son of the late Woody David London and Leila Yeatts London.   He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy Jo Bell-London of Sterling, Virginia and Ocean Pines, MD. … Read more »

William R. Nick

BERLIN–William Richard Nick, 70, died on Nov. 27, 2013 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late William and Frieda Meditz Nick. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann in 1999. Surviving is a son, Bill T. Nicks and his fiancée Maria… Read more »

Madlyn Della Massey

BERLIN–Madlyn Della Massey, 80, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 joining her beloved husband Glen who had passed on Sept. 11 of this year. She was the daughter of Jerome Martin and Della Kate Holloway. She is survived by her children; Emily Waters and her husband David of Salisbury, Philip… Read more »

Pauline West Laws

SNOW HILL–Pauline West Laws, age 94, died on Friday Nov. 22, 2013 at Genesis Elder Care in Salisbury. Born in Maryland she was the daughter of the late Frank P. West and Mattie Mitchell West. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Laws. Mrs. Laws was a member of Spence Baptist Church… Read more »

Vera Scheibe Mikush

CATONSVILLE–Vera Scheibe Mikush, age 85, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Karl Scheibe and Maria Therese Goebel Scheibe. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Thornton Marshall Embrey and her second… Read more »

Mary Jane Greenwalt

WHALEYVILLE–Mary Jane Greenwalt, age 79, of Whaleyville died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at home. She was born in Whaleyville and was the daughter of the late Mac Fee and Rada Tull Long.     She had been a poultry grower for many years and was a member of the Moose Lodge Chapter 1229 in Harrington. She… Read more »