“In Remembrance,” Local Obituaries


Iva Ellis Thompson

September 15, 1929 - August 23, 2023

Jose Elias Arzola

February 4, 1966 - August 23, 2023

Jose Elias Arzola passed away after a long battle with illness surrounded by family on August 23, 2023. He was 57 years old.
He was born on February 4, 1966, the son of Marcelo Arzola and Magdalena Contreras Ramos in Durango Mexico. He grew up there and went to primary and high school before moving to Dallas, TX, to train to be a mechanic. On October 12, 1990, he met the love of his life, Nelly Arzola and had their first child together in Texas. They moved to the Eastern Shore in 1994 when he received a job to work for Angelica Nursery in Kennedyville, MD. Their second child was born in 1995 and on March 3, 2000, they were married. Together they raised their children on the Eastern Shore where he spent the majority of his career working before retiring in 2010.
Cars were his passion. He would take his children with him to the junkyards to find parts no matter the weather. As his children got older, and had children of their own, he found his greatest joy spending time with his family. He was known as the grandfather who always gave them candy, whether he was supposed to or not. He always had a pocket full of dumdums and lollipops because it made his grandchildren smile. He will be remembered as "Poppop."
He is predeceased by his parents, Magdalena Contreras Ramos and Marcelo Arzola.
He leaves behind to mourn him his wife of 23 yrs, Nelly Arzola; and their two children, Crystal Arzola (Esteban), Juan Arzola (Cheyenne); his children, Noel Saldana (Lory), Enrique Arzola (Ruth), Manuel Arzola (Karla) and Elizabeth Arzola; 20 grandchildren, including Michelle, Julian, Isabella, Nikolas, and Juan Jr.; several brothers and sisters; and his beloved support dog, Denali.

John Ray Hodges Jr.

January 29, 1931 - August 25, 2023

John Ray Hodges, Jr., passed away peacefully, at Compass Regional Hospice Center in Centreville, MD, surrounded by his family and loved ones on August 25, 2023. He was 92 years old.
He was born on January 29, 1931, in Leaksville, NC, the son of the late John Ray Hodges and Moleta Bolick- Hodges. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased in death by his son, Charles ”Chip” M. Hodges. He attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA, and met the love of his life, Betty, while she attended George Washington High School in Alexandria, VA.
John was a truck driver for most of his life and retired with a pension from the Teamsters Local 639 union in Washington, DC. He loved to tinker, repair, and rebuild things, anything from restoring cars, rebuilding engines, firearms, electronics, and almost anything else he could bring home to work on in his garage. He also enjoyed spending time with his children and often volunteered to help with many clubs, associations, and sports that his children participated in. In his later years, he enjoyed shopping at Food Lion, eating at the local McDonald’s restaurant, and walking through the neighborhood with his beloved dog “Kipper.” He will be remembered for his humor and quiet disposition.
He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Betty Hodges; his children, John E. Hodges (Sharon), David R. Hodges (Audrey), Deborah J. Hodges-Bolino (Brad), and Jesse M. Hodges (Pat); his sisters, Janet Ransone (Jim) and Dorothy “Dot” Mann (Harold); nine grandchildren, Kenneth, Shaundra, Tina, Anna, Tony, Nicole, Michael, Jessica, and Casey; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Roy Eugene Blades

March 11, 1947 - August 25, 2023

Roy Eugene Blades (76), a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend went home to the Lord on August 25th, 2023, at Talbot Hospice surrounded by his loved ones.
Roy was born in Easton, Maryland on March 11th, 1947, to the late Thomas E. and Annabelle Price Blades. Roy joined the United States Army ("Army") in 1964 and served until he was honorably discharged in 1967. He served in the Army Reserve ("Reserve”) from 1967 to 1970 and was commissioned as a Sargent, Specialist 2nd Class/ Specialist 5 rank. Roy served as a Rigger/Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, of the XVIII Airborne Corps.
After Roy's military service was completed, he worked in commercial refrigeration before joining Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) as a safety inspector in 1979. Roy retired in 2006 as the Chief of MOSH. Roy then began his second career as a safety consultant continuing his passion to keep people safe, working with his wife Cheryl.
Roy enjoyed spending time with his wife Cheryl traveling, camping, being involved with church programs and spending time with his grandchildren.
Roy was an active member at First Baptist Church, Easton Maryland. Roy loved "guarding" the door of the church and especially the chance to spread his love and be involved with his church family.
Roy was predeceased by his father Thomas Blades, stepfather Raymond Stewart and his mother Annabelle Stewart, his brothers Thomas Blades, Elwood Blades, Edward Blades, and Hubert Blades.
Roy is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cheryl Blades; and his children: Roy Blades, II., his children: Zachary (William Miller) and Jacob; Monica (Matt) Thompson, their children: Morgan (Mike Lawler), Billy III (Morgan Smith), Bradley, Dylan, Carson and Madison; and Troy (Tara) Blades, their children: Brayden, Brooklynn, Brynnen, Ava, and Braxden.

Barbara Gale "Bobbie" Mayberry

January 5, 1947 - August 25, 2023

Barbara Gale "Bobbie" Mayberry of Millington, MD, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2023, at Christiana Hospital after a fall at her residence in Millington. She was 76 Years old.
Bobbie was born January 5, 1947, in Greene County, PA, to Allie Justice and John Hearle Hinkle. She received her high school diploma from Fontana Unified School District in Fontana, CA, on June 10, 1964.
She married Keith Mayberry and together they had a daughter, Christy.
The couple lived in Fontana for many years, where Bobbie worked in the insurance industry. She had a large extended family living in West Virginia and following her divorce, she moved back to the East Coast where she worked at Dukes Moore Insurance Agency in Chestertown, MD, for many years as a personal lines insurance agent. She was the first person to greet you when you walked in the door and always made her customers feel like part of the family.
She was personable and could carry on a conversation with anyone that had a listening ear. Other than her favorite pastime of talking, she really liked going shopping or traveling someplace, anyplace because she loved to be on the road. She would always ask her beloved Curtis, "Are we going anywhere today?" She had a way about herself that made everyone feel like family. She was always welcoming and inviting, and she made sure that everyone felt included. She was the kind of person who would always remember your name, and she would always take the time to ask about your life. She will be remembered as a lighthearted free spirit who would go anywhere and make new friends. She was truly a special person and will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Christy, who was the love of her life. She is survived by her devoted partner, Curtis Simon of Millington, his children, Aaron Simon and Andrea Pennington; nephews, David Ruble, Terry Zacharias, and J.R. Borchers; two special nephews, Michael Ruble and David Ruble, Jr.; a special niece, Dallas Ruble; and one grandnephew, Alex Ruble.

Karl Neilson Milligan Jr

February 11, 1932 - August 29, 2023

Karl Neilson Milligan, Jr., age 91, passed away August 29, 2023, in Easton. He was born on February 11, 1932, to the late Karl Neilson, Sr., and Irene (nee Drake) Milligan. He is survived by his beloved son, Karl Neilson Milligan, III (Michele); six grandkids; and ten great-grandkids.
Karl attended Audubon High School in New Jersey, graduating in 1951. He then enrolled in the U.S. Air Force where he served during the Korean conflict. When Karl returned to New Jersey, he proudly worked for the Audubon Police Department from 1957-1960. Following his employment with the Audubon PD, he began a career with Prince George’s County PD working as a detective.
Karl relocated to Stevensville in 1978, where he worked for the Maryland State Athletic Commission as a referee and judge. He also worked for the World Boxing Commission and North American Boxing Federations.
Karl held many memberships throughout his life. He was a proud participant of the American Legion post (Denton), Masonic Lodge #180 in Centreville, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Services are pending at this time. Services will be private.

Ormond Harrison Adams

July 7, 1937 - August 29, 2023

Ormond Harrison Adams died on August 29, 2023, at University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Easton, MD. He was 86 years old.
He was born on July 7, 1937, to Erva Harrison Adams and Maurice T. Adams of Trappe, MD. After graduating from Easton High School, Mr. Adams joined the family business, Maurice T. Adams, Inc., which provided custom labeling. He worked there for 46 years and was president of the company at the time he retired.
Mr. Adams was involved with Boy Scout troop #189 for 26 years. He loved being outdoors, especially hiking in Shenandoah National Park with his closest hiking buddy and cousin, Robert “Bobby” Croswell.
He is survived by his children, Keith Adams (Danel) from Maine, Kevin Adams (Jay) from Washington, VA, and Angela Adams; siblings, Ellery Adams (Wendy) from Preston, MD, Rodney Adams (Mary) from Delaware, Maureen Twining (Paul) from Denton, MD, Michael Adams (Rebecca) from Fayetteville, GA, Shirley Adams from Trappe; six grandchildren, Demario Warrick (Anna), Garrett Leavy, Rhea Rookard, all from Trappe, and Cola, Alexis and Crystal Bromwell from Cambridge, MD; and many beloved great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Kent Adams, and his siblings, Donavan Adams, David Adams, Rosemary Baynard, Anthony Adams, Dorrell Adams, and Florence Bowdle.

Patrick O'Donnell Jr.

February 17, 1929 - August 29, 2023

Roger C. Ogle

September 8, 1953 - August 30, 2023

On August 30, 2023, Roger Craig Ogle of Cambridge, MD, died peacefully with his wife by his side at Easton Hospital.
Roger was born in Baltimore, MD, September 8, 1953, the son of Edmond and Jane (Defibaugh) Ogle. His family moved to Grasonville, MD, where Roger spent most of his youth. He attended Queen Anne’s County Public Schools and enlisted in the army soon after high school. Roger was a parachute rigger making many jumps throughout his military career. He served from March 22,1972, until he was honorably discharged March 21, 1975. He was awarded the National Defense Medal and the Parachute Rigger Badge.
Once out of the Army, Roger moved to St. Louis, MO, where he worked as a roofer for many years before returning to Maryland. He worked for some time when he returned home before he was considered disabled from military and work-related injuries.
Roger had a great passion for fishing, crabbing, boating, and woodworking. He enjoyed making birdhouses and would give them out to neighbors, friends, or anyone that wanted one. He enjoyed traveling and particularly enjoyed his cruise to Alaska.
Roger was married to the love of his life, Kathleen (Kath) on April 3, 2012.
Roger is survived by his wife, Kathleen; sister, Shirley Birsa (Frank), Donald Ogle (Sandy), and Brenda Gardner (Mike); and preceded by Thomas Ogle and Nancy Purucker (Steve). His children include daughters, Kelly Ogle, Heather Ogle, and son, Justin Ogle. Roger is survived by 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. He was preceded by son, Patrick Ogle, and one stepson. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews and many, many friends. He will be missed so, so much.

Geraldine Dodd

February 28, 1922 - August 31, 2023

Geraldine ("Gerrie") Dodd, age 101, passed away Thursday August 31, 2023.
She was born on February 28, 1922, in Detroit, MI, to the late Spiros and Anna (nee Haig) Hrisoulis. She is also preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Nicholas ("Papa Nick") and Bessie (nee Rethard) Vlachos.
Gerrie is survived by her beloved daughters, Nora and Laurie Mayers; four cherished grandchildren, Angela Wade (Dennis), Kristine Kirrsch (Anthony), Robert Kittredge, Jr. (Brittany), and Lisa Cogswell (Thomas); 14 dear great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her brother, Greg Fitrakis. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two children, Dennis Nicholas Preston and Lana F. Kittredge.
Gerrie was known for her love of poetry. She wrote many poems throughout her life. She used this gift to inspire readers through her artistic expression and emotions. She was very instrumental in the construction of the WLYJ television station in Clarksburg, WV. Gerrie also worked as a Christian counselor at the station for many years.

Margaret "Marge" Boyer

August 12, 1932 - August 30, 2023

Margaret Mary "Marge" Boyer died peacefully on August 30, 2023, at her home in Easton, MD.
The oldest of seven siblings, Marge was born August 12,1932, in Baltimore, MD, to Daniel Anthony Mauser and Anna Katherine Nixon. She grew up in Hyattsville, MD, attended St. James Catholic School in Mt. Ranier, MD, and graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame in Washington, DC, Class of 1950.
Marge married her high school sweetheart, Edward G. Boyer, on November 24,1951. Their loving and devoted marriage of 71 years inspired all who knew them. Together, they raised six children in Greenbelt, MD, and Vienna, VA. Marge and Ed’s home in Vienna teemed with school, sports, and scouts activity, with laughter, noise, a little chaos, and a whole lot of joy.
Marge was a faithful and active member of the Catholic community throughout her life. From driving the Our Lady of Good Counsel school bus while attending nursing school, to CCD teacher of middle schoolers, to her leadership in the formation and growth of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Thrift Center, and serving those in need on the Eastern Shore, Marge epitomized selflessness and unconditional love.
Marge fulfilled her vocational calling as a Registered Nurse in 1976, graduating from Northern Virginia Community College cum laude and as class valedictorian. A highly respected medical professional, she spent the next 35 years as an obstetrical RN, caring for, teaching, and nurturing mothers and their newborns at Georgetown University, Fairfax Inova, and Easton Memorial hospitals.
In 1987, Marge and Ed built their dream home on Leadenham Cove in Bozman, MD, where they lived for the next 33 years. The “Bozman Ranch” was a welcoming home base year-round for family and friends. Grandkids spent idyllic summer days fishing, crabbing, oystering, riding the 4-wheeler, and hitting golf balls in the yard. The annual family crab feast was the event of the year with extended family coming from near and far to devour the best hard shell crabs on the Eastern Shore, steamed and seasoned to perfection by the "Granddude."
A woman for all seasons, Marge had a love of the arts, singing with the church choir and the Londonderry Jammers, and performing in community theatre. She was an accomplished painter, and as an artist member of the St. Michaels Art League, displayed her work at local art events and galleries.
Marge was predeceased by her beloved husband, Eddie, in March. She was also predeceased by her parents; infant son, Richard Paul; brothers, Jerome Mauser and Daniel Mauser; sister, Marie Mauser Dabbs; and granddaughter, Melissa Marie (Boyer) Sylvestre.
She is survived by her children, Robert (Susan), Jeanne (Robert), Mary, Margaret (Thomas), Bernard (Dorothy), and Timothy (Denise); 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her siblings, William Mauser, Katherine Baron, Fred Mauser, Clare Whitford, and their spouses; and a host of nieces and nephews, all of whom she cherished.

William J. Mercier Jr.

February 2, 1952 - August 31, 2023

Glenda Marie Dierker

August 2, 1950 - September 1, 2023

Glenda Marie Dierker of Rock Hall, MD, passed away on September 1, 2023, at Talbot Hospice in Easton, MD. She was 73 years old.
Glenda was born in Chestertown, MD, on August 2, 1950, the daughter of Arthur and Phyllis Dierker.
She graduated from Shenandoah Valley Academy High School and worked as a private caregiver and freelance photographer.
Glenda played an active role with the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, where she served as their photographer, secretary, and their Coordinator of Fire Prevention and Education. She was also involved with the Crisis Intervention Hotline of Fredericksburg, VA, for seven years, and was a Sexual Assault and Spousal Abuse Advocate with several volunteer service agencies in MD and VA.
She was a talented photographer and loved taking photos. She also enjoyed spending time in nature, whether it be gardening, birdwatching, or hiking at her favorite spots, Skyline Drive and Eastern Neck Island. She was devout in her faith, and enjoyed talking to others about the Lord, especially children. Her faith led her to be an incredibly selfless person who loved to help others in any way she could. She loved her friends and family deeply, and always cherished her memories of spending time with her grandparents at their home, “the safest and most loving place on this earth” in her own words.
In addition to her father, Arthur Dierker, she is preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Winkler; her fiancée, Butch Hutchinson; as well as her cherished grandparents and other loved ones.
She is survived by her children, Tina Grimes Winkler of Locust Grove, VA, and Robert Grimes (Monica) of New Market, VA; her grandchildren, Stephanie Hubbell, Kelly Bertelsen, Madeline Winkler, Jackson Winkler, Robert Grimes, Nathan Grimes, Riley Grimes, and Ethan Grimes; great-grandchildren, Cayden and Dylan Hubbell and Eli and Ben Proctor; her mother, Phyllis Dierker of Rock Hall, MD; brother, Ronald Dierker (Gail) of Rock Hall, MD; and John Dierker (Barbara) of Pasadena, MD.

John Keith Holsey

June 19, 1955 - September 1, 2023

John “Keith” Holsey of Grasonville, MD, passed away on September 1, 2023, at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton. He was 68 years old. He was born on June 19, 1955, the eldest son of the late John and Carol Ann Holsey.
Keith spent his career as a coal equipment technician at Raven power company, formerly BG&E.
Keith’s hobbies and passions included waterfowl hunting, deer hunting, fishing, taxidermy, gardening, crabbing and shedding soft crabs. He loved hunting and fishing with his brother, Greg, and spending time at Valenzia farm in Kent County with his good friends.
Keith was known for his large backyard garden he planted every year. He would always make sure everyone that visited left with plenty of fresh veggies. Keith loved tractor rides with his 3 1/2 year old grandson, Holden, and was looking forward to days fishing with him. Keith was a one of a kind man and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his daughter, Kelly; son, William (Amanda); grandson, Holden; brother, Greg (Elizabeth); two nephews, Brian and Nathan (Sarah); and great-nephew, Henry. He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Debra, and his parents, John and Carol Ann.

George Robert Gunther

July 1, 1943 - September 2, 2023

George Robert Gunther, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville, MD, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 1, 1943, the son of the late George Leo and Dorothy Virginia Gunther.
Robert is survived by his devoted wife, Sis Gunther, who stood by his side for 61 years through life's journey. He leaves behind two sons, Shel (Tracie) Gunther and Sean (Leah) Gunther, as well as three grandsons, Shane (Casey) Gunther, Shanon Gunther (fiancée Kara Nettleton), and Cyrus Gunther, and one great-granddaughter, Sage Gunther. Robert Gunther was also a beloved brother, survived by his siblings, Kenny Gunther, Allen Gunther, Paul (Gay) Gunther, and Gary Gunther.
Robert’s love for farming and his involvement in the family farm, alongside his brothers, was a source of immense pride. He also built a successful trucking business that reflected his dedication and hard work. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Jeff Davis Post 18 American Legion. He was on the Board of the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fair and volunteered each year during the fair.

Alice Elizabeth Woerner

September 17, 1936 - September 2, 2023

Alice Elizabeth Woerner of Easton, MD, died at Compass Hospice in Centreville, MD, on September 2, 2023. She was 86 years old.
She was born on September 17, 1936, in Brooklyn NY, to parents William Madison and Charlotte Remy Madison. She graduated with a nursing degree from Mary Immaculate Hospital in New York. Her nursing certification is still up to date to this day. She married her late husband, Edward Joseph Woerner, on October 18, 1958.
Alice and Buddy made their home in Long Island, NY, where they raised their four children and Alice worked at Deep Dale Hospital as a nurse. They moved from New Hype Park, Long Island, in 2004 to Easton Club East. The couple were members of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church where Alice was a member of the Women’s Guild.
Alice became very active in the community, volunteering for Talbot Hospice, the Waterfowl Festival, and The Horse Inspired Growth & Learning Center, Inc.
She was beloved to her family, with her grandchildren knowing her as “Gamali.” She was also known as quite the Jeopardy wiz.
Alice is survived by her daughters Maryalice Achbach of Easton, MD, and Maureen Brady of Baldwin, NY; son, Martin Woerner of Kill Devil Hills, NC; sister, Lenora Faber from PA; and 10 grandchildren. Besides her parents, Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Joseph Woerner, who died in 2014, and her son Matthew Woerner, who died in 2021.

Jeanne Menzie Johnson

February 16, 1944 - September 2, 2023

Raymond "Ray-Ray" Henry Gill Sr.

October 4, 1965 - September 3, 2023

Raymond Henry “Ray Ray” Gill, Sr. passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on September 3, 2023, after a short battle with illness. He was 57 years old.
He was born in Chestertown, MD on October 4, 1965, the son of Charles Raymond Gill and Teresa “Terri” Wiltbank Bostic. He grew up in Chestertown and attended Kent County High School before earning his diploma and becoming a repairman and refurbisher. He was a perfectionist with his work and was talented with his hands. He worked on large and small equipment, including earth movers, cars, school busses, and tractors. If it had gears and wheels, he could fix it. He was also a master restorer of antique tractors and farm equipment. His work was excellent and he was very proud of it.
Ray will be remembered as someone who always thought of others before himself. He had a good heart, always had a story to tell, and was a helper of others to the end. His pride and joy was his son, Raymond Henry Gill, Jr., of whom he was extremely proud.
He is survived by his parents, Charles Raymond Gill (Gayle) and Teresa Wiltbank Bostic (Dudley); his paternal grandmother, Frances Gill; son, Raymond Henry Gill, Jr.; brother, Robert Gill (Sarah); niece, Harper Gill; and nephew, Michael Gill; and his Wiltbank aunt, uncles and cousins.

Annette Dorothy Newcomb

July 20, 1926 - September 3, 2023

Annette Dorothy Newcomb (Foster), 97, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2023, in Jacksonville Beach, FL. She was born in Baltimore, MD, on July 20, 1926. Her mother was Anna Foster and her father was Charles Foster. She had an identical twin sister, Charlotte, and the two of them were nearly impossible to tell apart.
Annette graduated from Seton High School and worked as a secretary. She was employed by Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock where she met her future husband Charles Newcomb who was a Naval Architect there. They married in 1946 and lived in Bowleys Quarters in Baltimore County. They had a son (Leland) and a daughter (Caroline) and then moved to Charles’s family farm outside of Trappe in 1959.
Annette, being a “city girl”, had some difficulty making that big a transition, but she soon made friends for life who got her involved in tennis, volleyball, and ballroom dancing.
She worked for 20 years at the Coca Cola plant in Easton as an administrative assistant and then later at Delmarva Foundation. She and Charles loved to travel and took several trips to Europe and elsewhere.
Annette was a gifted gardener and always had her house surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants.
In addition to her son and daughter, Annette is survived by a brother Francis; a sister, Virginia (Poogie); two grandsons, Trevor Newcomb and Kevin Wright; two granddaughters, Tenley van den Berg and Katie Tasch, and six great-grandchildren whom she adored.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; her twin sister, Charlotte; four half-brothers; and her beloved cat, Olivia.

Daniel Hope Foster

July 21, 1939 - September 3, 2023

Diana "Ana" Lynn Hackett

August 3, 1960 - September 4, 2023

Lois Irene Cummings

October 17, 1932 - September 4, 2023

F. Stanley Covington

September 1, 1923 - September 6, 2023

Stanley Covington passed at his home on his beloved Tilghman Island on September 6, 2023. Born on September 1, 1923, he lived a long full life to the age of 100.
Born to Frazier Woodside Covington and Harriet Kinnamon Covington in Tilghman, Stan graduated from St. Michaels High School, where he met the love of his life, Ruth Hall, and after graduating in the Class of 1940, they went on to marry.
The couple moved to Baltimore, MD, where Mr. Covington worked as a welder in the construction of liberty ships for the war effort at Fairfield Shipyard. He was drafted into the Army where he served in the European theater in the 87th Infantry Division.
Upon returning home to Tilghman, he began his career as a marine and auto mechanic, owning his own business, Covington’s Garage. He was a lifetime member of the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Company and loved woodworking, making many beautiful pieces of furniture. He and his wife enjoyed traveling across the country, but his favorite place in all the world was Tilghman. He often said there was not a better place in the world to grow up.
Mr. Covington is survived by his son, John S. Covington (Charlotte); daughters, JoAnne C. Cummings, Karen C. Ingersoll (George), Jennifer C. Porter (Raymond), and Kaye Stratton (Ed); 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth V. (Hall) Covington; brother, Harry Covington; and son-in-law, Donnie Cummings.

Melynda Mae Morrison

June 15, 1957 - September 7, 2023