Larry Dean Lovelace of Colora died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Union Hospital in Elkton. He was 73.
Born January 5, 1941 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Dean was the son of the late Bruce and Ella Jane (Hyder) Lovelace.
A heavy equipment operator, he was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 37 in Baltimore. He worked on many projects and highways in the area including 495 in Delaware, 695 and Rt.40 in Maryland and he even went to Turkey for 18 months to work on airport runways. He was proud of all the projects in which he participated. In his down time he enjoyed gardening, “tractoring”, “collecting”, scratch-offs and word searches.
He would faithfully start each day visiting Benjamin’s grocery store and Royal Farms. A friend to all, he always lent a helping hand and he will be missed by many.
Howard J. Neff (Junie) of Perryville died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Harford Memorial Hospital of Havre de Grace. He was 85.
A lifelong resident of Perryville, he was born December 31, 1928 to the late Howard D. and Frances Keesey Neff.
Mr. Neff was a graduate of the former Jacob Tome Institute of Port Deposit. He earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
He was drafted into the United States Army having served from 1952-54, during which time he was selected to attend JAG School and graduated a First Lieutenant. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 20 plus years and retired a full Colonel.
Lois Ann Jackson Meehan of Rising Sun died Friday, November 21, 2014 in Christiana Hospital of Newark, Del. She was 82.
Born February 1, 1932 in Elkton, she was the daughter of the late H. Wilbert and Lois Genevieve Jackson.
Mrs. Meehan was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church of Port Deposit, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a Shaklee Coordinator and Sales Leader.
She was a former Lay Leader of Hopewell Church where she organized the first ladies tea ministry. She also enjoyed sharing the gospel over tea in her Victorian parlour. She made a difference in the lives of many people.
Virginia Lee Heath of Kennett Square, Pa. and formerly of Oxford, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at her home. She was 82.
She was the wife of the late James R. Heath, Jr.
Born in Shady Valley, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Jane Flanagan Snyder.
Mrs. Heath was an avid reader and enjoyed singing, cooking, sewing clothes, playing bingo, going to the casinos, and watching game shows, soap operas and court TV. She especially loved her dog (Harley) and spending time with family. Her sense of fashion matched her personality --- all sparkle and shine.
Margaret A. Eveland of North East died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in the Union Hospital of Cecil County, Elkton. She was 84.
Born in Crumpler, N.C., on February 24, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Isaac S. and the late Ola (Pope) Blevins.
Mrs. Eveland retired from Bata Shoe Company where she worked as a seamstress.
She was a member of North East Senior Citizens and Shelemiah UM Church, Bay View.
Homard Terry Russell of North East died Sunday, November 23, 2014. He was 96.
A lifelong resident of Cecil County, he was born in North East on February 17, 1918, the son of the late John S. Russell and the late Georgianna Kline Russell.
During World War II, Mr. Russell served his country admirably in the U.S. Navy, from 1941-1945.
Henry Ross of Perryville died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at home. He was 81.
Born in Scranton, Pa., on February 9, 1933, he was the son of the late Henry and the late Lucille (Curry) Ross.
Mr. Ross served his country admirably in the US Navy.
Prior to his retirement, he worked as the Director of the Newark Del. Parking Authority and as an accountant.
Lawrence W. Montgomery of Elkton died at home Sunday, November 23, 2014. He was 73.
Born in Welch, W.Va., on September 21, 1941, he was the son of the late Lester and the late Gracie (Charles) Montgomery.
He was a truck driver for Greggo & Ferrara.
Mr. Montgomery was a member of Teamsters 367.
James R. Hixon of Port Deposit died at home November 23, 2014. He was 81.
Mr. Hixon was born in Lansing, Ill. on August 28, 1933, son of Herbert and Thelma Porter Hixon.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving 28 years of active duty and Air National Guard. He was a member of the VFW Post 8185 of Port Deposit, the American Legion Post 194 of Rising Sun, the Historical Society of Cecil County, and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Donald Ray Williamson, Sr. of Drumore, Pa. died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Rising Sun. He was 60.
He was the son of the late Fred J. and Louetta Greer Williamson.
Mr. Williamson was a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineer No. 37 of Baltimore.