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Brice R. Phillips

OCEAN CITY — Brice Reginald Phillips, age 90, died Friday, July 1, at his home in Ocean City. Born in Fishing Creek, Hooper’s Island in Dorchester County, he was the son of the late Augustus Ellsworth Phillips and Leone Estes Simmons Phillips. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Shirley Elizabeth Flowers… Read more »

Irma Townsend Pruitt

BERLIN — Irma Townsend Pruitt, age 83, died Tuesday, June 28 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Whaleyville, she was the daughter of the late William Townsend and Ruth D. Townsend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, George O. “Tut” Pruitt in 1994 and her son, Tucker… Read more »

Brian P. Wickes

BERLIN — Brian P. Wickes, age 61, died Sunday, June 26, near his home in Berlin. Wikes had been a United States Marine Veteran having served two tours in Vietnam.  He is survived by a daughter, Laura P. Wickes; a sister, Marcy Horbach and her companion, Dennis Schmierer; a brother, Terry Wickes; a brother-in-law, John… Read more »

Alice Vanderslice Lees

OCEAN CITY — Alice Vanderslice Lees, age 94, died Tuesday, June 28, at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Coatesville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Myrtle Root Vanderslice. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Lees. She is survived by her daughter, Emily Peachey, of Stafford, Va…. Read more »

Jack K. Alexander

OCEAN PINES — Jack K. Alexander 87, husband of Jo Alexander, passed away at his home in Ocean Pines on Thursday, June 30.  Alexander served in the United Sates Navy, serving on the USS Intrepid. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, Veterans of Foreign Wars, World War II Veterans, Democratic… Read more »

Commissioners may tap reserves

SNOW HILL — Worcester County has run dangerously low on cash and could have to borrow from its reserves, Worcester County Finance Officer Harold Higgins told the county commissioners Tuesday. He said circumstances beyond the administration’s control had caused the situation, but that the county is generally low on cash at this time of the… Read more »

Local eating is healthier

BERLIN — Word hasn’t quite gotten out yet about the new farmers’ market near Atlantic General Hospital so the small group there spent a relatively slow July 4 afternoon fending off a combination of heat and boredom. The new market was initiated by Crystal Mumford, an AGH employee health assistant who is on the hospital’s… Read more »

Barbecued ribs: a real meal

Independence Day.  July 4th.  Known by many names, the true reason for the 4th of July is to celebrate the birth of our nation through the sacrifice of those who believed in liberty. Liberty and BBQs?  That’s for the history books to decide.   While Memorial Day kicks off the official BBQ season, the 4th… Read more »

June Valerie Caro

BERLIN — June Valerie Caro, age 74, died Wednesday, June 22, at her home. Born in England she was the daughter of the late Leslie Dark and Violet Kingdon Dark. She is survived by her husband Carlos J. Caro.  June grew up in Abingdon, England, where she later met her husband. She and her husband moved to Brentwood,… Read more »

Philip Beck Loechel

OCEAN PINES — Philip Beck Loechel, 89, died on June 20, at the Berlin Rehab and Nursing Home. He is the son of the late Henry and Francis Loechel. Loechel was born in Hagerstown on March 21, 1922 and moved to Baltimore at age two.  He served in the Army in WWII for three years… Read more »