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Frances Fitzhugh

Frances E. Fitzhugh, 76, of Church Creek, MD passed away Monday, September, 28, 2015 at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore.
Born in Vienna on December 16, 1938, she was one of two daughters of the late Addie Jones Oliphant and Russell Franklin Oliphant. She attended the local schools and graduated from North Dorchester High School with the class of 1956. On November 30, 1957 she became the bride of Ernest “Ernie” Levin Fitzhugh. They enjoyed almost 58 years of marriage. Together they enjoyed traveling, either in a vehicle or on motorcycles that they both loved. An avid animal lover, she was passionate about care and treatment of all animals.
Miss Frances, as she was affectionately known by the locals of Church Creek, served as its Postmaster for 30 years. She retired in 1997. After retiring she and Ernie enjoyed spending time at their second home in Sebring, Florida. She was a member of White Haven United Methodist Church, former member of Church Creek Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and the ASPCA.
Surviving besides her husband Ernie is a son Ernest L. Fitzhugh, Jr. and his wife Donna of Long Island, New York; daughter Kelly Fitzhugh of Church Creek; sister, Iris A. Mowbray of Cambridge; brother in law Carlton Fitzhugh and wife Helen of Sebring, Florida; sister in law Ruth Ann Andrews of Salisbury along with a number of nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 beginning 1:00 p.m. at Old Trinity Church Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. A. Delmer Willey assisted by Rev. Dr. Robert Kirkley. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Frances can be made to either Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613; Talbot County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1143, Easton, MD 21601; White Haven United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Jeanne Ewell, 5134 Paw Paw Print Road, Cambridge, MD; ASPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947 or Church Creek Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 16, Church Creek, MD 21622.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.
To share memories or send online condolences visit www.newcombcollins.com

Graveside Service

1:00 p.m. ,Saturday, October 3, 2015
Old Trinity Church
1716 Taylors Island Rd Church Creek, MD, Dorchester 21622


1:30 p.m. ,Saturday, October 3, 2015
Old Trinity Church
1716 Taylors Island Rd Church Creek, MD, Dorchester 21622

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Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends in this time of sorrow. May the GOD of all comfort grant you peace (2 Cor. 1:3,4). We eagerly await the day when all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus voice and come out (John 5:28,29). Until that blessed day, may many fond memories of Ms. Frances warm your hearts.

A. Wingfield Nov 5 2015 12:00 AM

Franny was a very special childhood friend and classmate. I have many fond memories of fun times growing up in Vienna. To you, Ernest and children, Kelly, Ernest Jr and Donna with our prayers and sympathy. Elmer n Ann Franz

Ann Gang Franz Oct 5 2015 12:00 AM

May God bless all your family It was good to know her for many years she was bless person

Leland and Iris Wheatley Oct 1 2015 12:00 AM

Uncle Ernest, Ernie and Kelly Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. We will greatly miss Aunt Frances. We have such fond, loving memories of her laugh, her smile, her kindness & her devotion to her family. May God give you strength and comfort during this time. We love you.

Robin, Rusty and Ryan Sep 30 2015 12:00 AM

Kelly, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time of sorrow.

Dennis Mitchell Sep 30 2015 12:00 AM

Mr. Ernie and Kelly, I am sorry for your loss. I can remember her always laughing and her love of animals. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Turner Sep 30 2015 12:00 AM

Ernie, So sorry to hear of Frances passing. I know what its like to loose a loved one. It wont be easy but you have your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Sara Stack Sep 30 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Miss Frances passing. My first school bus driver. Always a smile or nice word for others. My prayers to the family.

David Fitzhugh Sep 30 2015 12:00 AM

Ernie and family So sorry to hear of Frances passing. She was such a nice person. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. God Bless

Bill Fitzhugh Sep 30 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Francis. She was very well liked by all. The family and Ernie have my deepest prayers and sympathies. She was always at Ernies side, they were a good pair, she was the love of his life.

Ron Bromwell Sep 29 2015 12:00 AM

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