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Obituaries

Margaret Cordner Trail

SYKESVILLE–Margaret “Peg” Cordner Trail died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Vernon H. Trail, dear aunt of Gary and Gwen Cordner, and dear cousin of Doris Fordham, Barbara Lee Schriefer and Harry Schriefer. Mrs. Trail served as administrator of Woodlawn Cemetery and New Cathedral Cemetery in Baltimore and… Read more »

Donald J. Spence

PITTSVILLE–Donald J. Spence, age 43, of Pittsville died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born in Prince Frederick, Md. and was the son of Buddy Joe and Dorothy Lorraine (Hooper) Spence.   He was an animal control officer with the Town of Ocean City and also owned Spence… Read more »

Augustus William Payne

SNOW HILL–Augustus “Gus” William Payne, age 86, died peacefully at his home in Snow Hill on Thursday Dec. 26, 2013.   Born in Stockton, Md., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newell Payne. He is survived by his wife, Aline Mumford Payne. Also surviving is a daughter, Rebecca Lee Payne; a… Read more »

Michael Joseph “Sean” Heubeck

BALTIMORE–Michael Joseph “Sean” Heubeck, beloved son of Stasia Heubeck of Ocean Pines, and the late Richard L. Heubeck, died in Baltimore after a long illness. He was born in Baltimore, enlisted in the Marines, then became an ironworker and a chef. After the “September 11 Attacks,” he was proud to be one of the ironworkers… Read more »

Albert Edward McClay

BERLIN–Albert Edward McClay, 75, of Berlin, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at his residence.  Born in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Albert G. McClay and Kathryn Noack McClay. “Eddie” worked for the District of Columbia as a traffic engineer for 30 years, retiring in 1989.   He was a… Read more »

Billy Elwood Nicholson

SNOW HILL–Billy Elwood Nicholson, 84, died Dec. 6, 2013 at his home in Snow Hill. He was born Dec. 17, 1928 in Basket Switch, Md. to the late Ernest Levi and Eliza Lank Nicholson and was raised in Berlin.   Billy married Mary J. Moody Nicholson on Oct. 7, 1966; they have one son, the… Read more »

Bridget Ann Meyer

OCEAN PINES– Bridget Ann Meyer, age 62, died on Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.   Born in Cheverly, Md., she was the daughter of the late Ralph F. DeSarno and Julia Frances Rawlings DeSarno.   She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Gary E. Meyer. She was preceded… Read more »

Robert L. “Bob” Chapman

OCEAN PINES–Robert L. “Bob” Chapman, age 89, of Ocean Pines died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born in New York, N.Y. and was the son of the late Edward and Joyce (Parmelle) Chapman.     He had been a sales executive for International Paper. He was a member of… Read more »

Bernell H. Fullerton

BERLIN–Bernell Houston Fullerton, age 90, passed away on Dec. 2, 2013 at his home.  Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Kenneth L. and Eva Walters Fullerton.   He is survived by his wife, Jean L. Fullerton and children; Kenneth L. Fullerton, Brian H. Fullerton and his wife Alisha, and Madeline E…. Read more »

John Joseph Coleman, Jr.

OCEAN PINES–John Joseph Coleman, Jr., passed away peacefully at home in Ocean Pines on Dec. 3, 2013. Born Feb. 20, 1940 in Pittston, Pa., he leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Dolores (Dee, nee Dauses). He is survived by five children: John J. Coleman III, and his wife, Sherrie, of Rochester, N.Y.; Kathleen… Read more »