George Russell Moore, 44, Sting-Ray’s General Manager

mooreJune 28, 2014

George Russell Moore, III, 44, husband of Jennifer Thornes Moore and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Monday, June 23, at M.C.V. Hospital in Richmond. A native of Capeville, he was the son of the late George Russell Moore, Jr,. and the late Jean Wyatt Moore. He was the general manager of Sting-Ray’s Restaurant and Cape Center and a member of the Northampton Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Sandra Faye Moore of Capeville; mother-in-law, Ethel Parker Thornes of Birdsnest; cousin, Julius Wyatt of Cape Charles, and his loving dog, Lula. [Read more...]

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Tuesday Service for Earl Spady, Route 13 Victim

June 9, 2014

A celebration of life service for Earl Wayne Spady, 56, will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Cape Charles Baptist Church with Pastor Russell Goodrich officiating. Mr. Spady died May 30 after being hit by a truck while crossing Route 13 on foot.

A resident of Cape Charles and a native of Northampton County, he was the son of the late William Howard Spady, Sr., and the late Margaret S. Brady Spady. He is survived by a brother, William Howard Spady, Jr., and his wife, Rosemary, of Miamisburg, OH, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Danny Kaye Spady. He was a member of Cape Charles Baptist Church. [Read more...]


William Smith, 85, Life-Long Cape Charles Resident

June 4, 2014

William H. Smith, 85, husband of Anne Lambertson Smith, passed away June 3 at his residence. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Cape Charles Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Elizabeth A. Lutz and the Rev. Jeff Conrow.

He is survived by Anne, his wife of 53 years; son, Steven D. Smith and his wife Christy Fugate Smith; granddaughter Palmer Elizabeth Smith; grandsons William Wade Smith and Henry Fugate Smith; nephews Russell P. Dunton and his wife Kim, all of Cape Charles; H. Bruce Lambertson and his wife Violet of Eastville; two nieces, Brenda E. Dunton of Cape Charles and Pamela L. Parks of Eastville; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his son, William H. Smith Jr.; his sister, Phyllis S. Dunton; and brother-in-law, H.J. “Herky” Lambertson Jr.

A life-long resident of Cape Charles, Mr. Smith was born May 21, 1929, to the late Harold Charles Smith and Hilda Wilson Smith at their home on Madison Avenue. He was an active Boy Scout and attained the rank of Eagle. Following graduation from Cape Charles High School, he attended Virginia Tech before transferring to Richmond Professional Institute and later entering the United States Marine Corps. After completing training at the U.S. Naval Air Training Command, Pensacola, FL, he was designated a Naval Aviator. He served overseas in Korea and Japan toward the end of the Korean Conflict, retiring from the Marine Corps Reserves in 1966, with the rank of Captain. After his tour of active duty, Mr. Smith resumed his studies at Richmond Professional Institute, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. [Read more...]

Saturday Service for Waterman “Al” Heath, 51

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Curtis Albert “Al” Heath Jr., 51, a resident of Townsend, died unexpectedly Monday, May 26, at his residence. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Lower Northampton Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Conrow officiating.

Born November 26, 1962, in Salem, MA, Mr. Heath was the son of the late Curtis Albert Heath Sr. and Vera Theus Heath Miller of Cheriton. A life-long waterman, he was a loving father who extended his generosity and heart to everyone he encountered. His jovial, laid-back nature promised that he never met a stranger.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Heath is survived by four children, Curtis Earl Heath and his wife, Carla, of Townsend, Lauren Kate Heath of Cheriton, Jon Drea Heath and Isabella Soleil Heath, both of the Eastern Shore; two brothers, Brian Clark Heath and his wife, Kim, of Fawn Grove, PA, Mark Russell Heath of Anthem, AZ; one sister, Kimberly Heath Horn and her husband, Randy, of Anthem. [Read more...]

Harold Richardson, 68, Oyster Native, Waterman

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Harold Clayton Richardson, 68, husband of the late Arlene A. Richardson and a resident of Eastville, passed away Sunday, May 25, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Capeville Masonic Cemetery with Reverend Jack D. Pruitt officiating. Family will join friends at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

A native of Oyster, Mr. Richardson was the son of the late David Richardson and the late Irene Wilgus Richardson. He was a retired waterman and loved fishing and working on boats.

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Friday Service for Glenn Roper at American Legion Post

roperMay 19, 2014

Glenn Lee Roper, 83, husband of Essie West Roper and a resident of Cheriton, passed away Saturday, May 17, at his residence. A celebration of life service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, at American Legion Post #56 in Cheriton. Rev. Elizabeth Lutz will officiate with Post Honors.

Mr. Roper was a native of Staunton, the son of the late George W. Roper and the late Margaret Fitzgerald Roper. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, retired mechanic for United Airlines, taught airline mechanics, and member of American Legion Post #56.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Margaret R. Martin and her husband, Roger, of Townsend, Patricia R. Becker of Bloxom, Eva R. Jee and her husband, Edmond, of Vacaville, CA; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. [Read more...]

John Bunevich, Retired Star-Ledger Editor

May 15, 2014

Cape Charles resident John James Bunevich, III, 67, passed away Friday, May 9, at his residence. The cause of death was a ruptured aortic aneurysm. A private family inurnment will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montclair, NJ.

Mr. Bunevich was born January 2, 1947, in Clifton, NJ, the son of the late John Bunevich, Jr., and the late Ann Kapolka Bunevich. After serving as managing editor of the Nutley Sun in Nutley, NJ, he spent the remainder of his professional life as an editor for the Star Ledger of Newark, NJ, before retiring to Virginia in 2001. [Read more...]

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Tuesday Service for Delma Virginia Lewis, 90

April 21, 2014

Delma Virginia Lewis, 90, wife of the late Cecil T. Lewis, Sr., and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Sunday, April 20, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Nassawadox.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Redbank Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Randy E. Lewis officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite #3, Onancock, VA 23417.

A native of Machipongo, Mrs. Lewis was born June 8, 1923, the daughter of the late Allen E. Outten, Sr., and the late Alice Catherine Richardson Outten. She was a homemaker and member of Cape Charles Baptist Church. [Read more...]

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