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Obituary: Francis ‘Jocko’ Graye 

Francis E. Graye, 85, of Bishopville, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Joseph Gray, Sr. and Sarah Briddell. Graye served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Curtis United… Read more »


Daniel B. Stachurski Port St. Lucie Daniel B. Stachurski of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed on Nov. 20 at the age of 73. Dan was born on June 25, 1944 in Riverside, California to Edward and Katherine (Chaby) Stachurski. Dan honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Leaving the… Read more »

Barbara Joan Johnstone

Ocean Pines- Barbara Joan Johnstone, age 82, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at her home. Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Frederick W. and Helen Kircher Spranklin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Hartnett, Jr. She is survived by her children, Joseph Johnstone of Salisbury, Lawrence… Read more »

William “Bill” Dee Zawacki

Ocean Pines- William “Bill” Dee Zawacki, age 78, passed away Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at The Adler Center in Aldie, Virginia, surrounded by family and loved ones. Born Sept. 19,1939, in Tacoma, Washington into a U.S. Navy family, he moved extensively for his first 18 years. He began a career with Xerox as an equipment… Read more »

Robert Lee Kinsey

Berlin- Robert Lee Kinsey, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of William Kinsey and Marie Gannon Kinsey. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael R. Kinsey; brothers, Joseph Kinsey and Pennington Kinsey; and sisters, Audrey “Mary” Campbell and Elizabeth Baker…. Read more »

Rex Wayne Hailey

Mayor Rex Wayne Hailey, age 70, passed on to a better place on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at the Harrison House Nursing and Rehab Center in Snow Hill. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Rex and Nancy Adkins Hailey. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Shirley Chenoweth… Read more »

Brett Hill to hold town hall in OPA Thursday, June 1

(June 1, 2017) Acting General Manager Brett Hill announced he will hold a town hall meeting to provide updates on all of the capital projects and improvements the Ocean Pines Association has accomplished during the last several months. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 on the second floor of Mumford’s… Read more »

Julie Ann Suplee

Bishopville Julie Ann Suplee, age 47, of Bishopville, Maryland, passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Georgetown University after a 10-year battle with tRCC cancer. Born in Baltimore, Julie graduated from Landsdowne High School and Mount St. Mary’s College as an undergraduate with a dual-degree in Psychology and Art.   Her children were her… Read more »

Robert Kendall Wilkins

Berlin Robert Kendall Wilkins, age 74, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at his home in Libertytown near Berlin. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Alvin Wilkins and Gladys Wilkins. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Minnie Tubbs Wilkins. He is also survived by his children, Robert Wilkins of… Read more »

Mary Kathryn Merritt

Berlin Mary Kathryn Merritt, ”Kitty,” age 75, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Born in Slab Fork, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Ruth Cook Linthicum. She is survived by her children, Tammy Delaney, Terri Westcott, Mark Delaney and Tracy Delaney. She… Read more »