Frances Virginia Timmons (1923 - 2011)

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Frances Virginia Cropper Timmons

NEWARK — Frances Virginia (Cropper) Timmons, 87, of Newark, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at her home in Newark, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Newark on Sept. 15, 1923, a daughter of the late Sidney L. and Estella Pruitt Cropper.

Virginia graduated from nursing school at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury during World War II. After nursing school, she enjoyed many years working as a nurse with Dr. LaMar in Snow Hill. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Newark where she served in various capacities through the years. She also served on the Worcester County Library Board, was an avid supporter of Queponco Railroad station revitalization and worked with the American Field Service, assisting foreign exchange students. She loved her family, liked to travel and liked the arts, playing cards and golf.

She is survived by four children, John C. Timmons and his wife, Linda, of Snow Hill, Gerald L. Timmons and his wife, Melissa, of Newark, J. Douglas Timmons of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Ann T. Hill and her husband, John, of Princess Anne; seven grandchildren, Stacey Phillips and her husband, Jeff, of Salisbury, Troy L. Timmons of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Clint Timmons of Newark, Dawn Timmons of Abingdon, Md., Kevin Timmons and his wife, Becky, of Newark, Pamela Patey of Salisbury and Andrea Patey of Salisbury; four great-grandchildren, Lily Timmons, Logan Phillips, Austin Phillips and Ryan Timmons; a brother, S. Sidney Cropper; and a sister, Charlotte Serman. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Timmons, who passed in 1985; a sister, Pauline C. Bounds; and a brother, William G. Cropper.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Newark, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Sherwood McGrath will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Trinity Garden of Memories.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Trinity United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Groton, 213 Colbourne Lane, Snow Hill, Md. 21863; or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 7, 2011