Emma Kelly, 104, Gene Kelly’s Mother

April 14, 2014

Emma Loretto Kelly, 104, passed away Monday, April 14, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Nassawadox. A funeral mass will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Kelly was born July 15, 1909. A native of Marlboro, NY, she was the daughter of the late Peter Krones and the late Honora McManus Krones. She was a retired secretary and member of St. Charles Catholic Church.

She is survived by a son, Eugene J. Kelly and his wife, Colleen, of Cape Charles, and three grandchildren, Colin Kelly, Liam Kelly, and Finn Kelly.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles.

Tuesday Wake for Philip Briggs at St. Charles Church

April 7, 2014

Philip John Briggs, 55, of Eastville, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Nassawadox. A Christian wake service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at St. Charles Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, with the Rev. Michael Breslin officiating. Interment will follow in Cape Charles Cemetery.

Mr. Briggs was born in Nassawadox on January 20, 1959, the son of the late Raymond John and Irene Hoeffner Briggs, and was a self-employed general contractor. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and attended Virginia Tech. He is survived by a sister, Mary Beth Briggs of Eastville, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church, 545 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310.

Condolences may be sent to the family at foxandjamesfh.com. Arrangements are by Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville.

Thursday Graveside Service for Morris Dyckman, 95, WWII Veteran, Town Policeman & Fireman, Bridge-Tunnel and Railroad Worker

February 20, 2014

Maurice “Morris” Charles Dyckman, 95, husband of Elinor Marie Gladden Dyckman and a resident of Cape Charles, died Monday, February 17, in Nassawadox. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 20, at Cape Charles Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Goodrich officiating.

Born in Hampton and reared in Cape Charles, Mr. Dyckman was the son of the late States Samuel and Roberta Foxwell Dyckman. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 18 years, the Cape Charles Police Department for 12 years, and later as a carpenter at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. He was a member of the Cape Charles Fire Company and Rescue Squad with 30 years of service. He was a member of Cape Charles Baptist Church and never missed a Sunday for 19 years.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Dyckman is survived by two sons, Morris Charles Dyckman, Jr,. and wife Annell of Winnabow, N.C., and Reggie Dyckman of Axton; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cape Charles Baptist Church, 509 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles VA 23310. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.foxand jamesfh.com. Arrangements are by Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville.

Georgianna Pearson, 81, Retired School Cafeteria Worker

January 6, 2014

Georgianna Moore Pearson, 81, a resident of Cheriton, passed away Sunday, January 5, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, at Capeville Masonic Cemetery with Reverend Randy Lewis officiating. Family will join friends at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles that morning from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A native of Seaford Farm, Eastville Station, she was born August 10, 1932, the daughter of the late Curtis Moore and the late Gladys Moore. Mrs. Pearson was retired from Northampton County Public Schools Cafeteria. [Read more...]

Raymond Salopek, 72, Bay Creek Resident

January 4, 2014

Raymond Salopek, 72, husband of Sandra Salopek and a Bay Creek resident of Cape Charles, passed away Thursday, January 2, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Noelle Lawrence and her husband, Peter, also of Bay Creek, and Nadine M. Malpase and her husband, Stuart, of Charlotte, NC; and a granddaughter, Margaret Ann Malpass of Richmond. [Read more...]

Anthony ‘Poot’ McHan, 21, Route 13 Victim


December 18, 2013

Anthony “Poot” McHan, 21, was driving north on Route 13 in the direction of Cape Charles Tuesday afternoon (December 17) when he lost control of his 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup. According to reports, the truck ran off the road near Capeville and flipped several times, ejecting McHan, who reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt. He died at the scene. Virginia State Police said that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

McHan worked for Luke Kellam Construction and was involved in building the large home nearing completion in the Bay Creek South subdivision of Plantation Pointe.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 21, at Belle Haven Cemetery with Reverend Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Family will join friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, December 20, at Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore. [Read more...]

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Wednesday Service for Frances Parks, 85

November 30, 2013

Frances Christine Parks, 85, wife of the late Thomas Smith Parks, Jr., and a resident of Cheriton, passed away Friday, November 29, at Sentera Norfolk General Hospital.

A celebration of life service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, at Cape Charles Baptist Church with Reverend Russell Goodrich officiating.

A native of Franktown, she was the daughter of the late John Showard and the late Lottie B. Travis Showard.

She is survived by three daughters, Jo Ann Edmondson and her husband, Bill, of Cape Charles, Sandra Parker and her friend, Bill Powell, of Cape Charles, Ann Walker of Cheriton; six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William Thomas Parks, and son-in-law, Doug Walker. The family wants to make a special thanks to Dominic Horner. [Read more...]

Graveside Service Saturday for Irene Carpenter, 85

October 16, 2013

Irene Carpenter, 85, a resident of Machipongo,  passed away Tuesday, October 15, at her home where she had been cared for since suffering a stroke in 2008.

A visitation will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, October 18, at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles. Interment will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at Cape Charles Cemetery with Pastor Russell Goodrich officiating.

Mrs. Carpenter was born December 22, 1927, in Chemnitz, Germany, to Oskar and Walli Post Roschar. She became a beautician and was working in Landshut, Germany, where she met soldier Alvin Thomas Carpenter, Sr., when he came in on Thanksgiving Day 1950 to get a haircut. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 14, 2013. [Read more...]

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