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Warren McWilliams

Send Flowers Warren McWilliams August 10, 1932 - December 11, 2013

Warren McWilliams, 81, of Rhodesdale Maryland passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with his family at his bedside.
Born August 10, 1932 he was the son of Warren Hooper and Dorothy McWilliams. He attended the local schools in the North Dorchester area. Upon graduation he attended Western Maryland College with the hope of becoming a dentist. His love of farming, however, called him back home to the fields of Rhodesdale.
In 1972 he married the former Jean Marshall. Together they established and operated Mac Farms Inc. They were always seen together and enjoyed over 41 years of marriage. Warren previously owned Shiloh Grain Company and McWilliams Cannery Inc.
Warren was active in his community. He was an original member of the Selective Service Advisory Board, served for years on the Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Board and was also past Chairman, over 50 years a member of Maryland Farm Bureau and Tidewater Farm Club, a member of the Scottish Rite and Boumi Shriners since 1957, Choptank Lodge #138, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Valley of Salisbury, member of the Advisory Board with the National Bank of Cambridge and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Surviving besides his wife Jean are daughters Donna Era, Debbie Wessells and Gail Shorter; grandson W. Hunter Wessells and a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents are son-in-laws Joseph G. “Jody” Era, III and Dr. W. Craig Wessells.
A Masonic memorial service will be conducted by officers and members of Choptank Lodge #138 A.F. and A.M. on Monday, December 16, 2013 beginning 12:45 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Cambridge. A funeral service will follow with Rev. Jay Hurley officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the church. A private entombment will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Ruark, James Ruark, Michael Ruark, Russell Stevens, Wesley Messick, Keith McMahhan, Dr. Hans Wilhelmsen and James Harper. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be former and present employees of Mac Farms Inc.
Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
To send online condolences to the family please visit www.newcombcollins.com

Facts Born: August 10, 1932
Death: December 11, 2013

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Posted by: Wayne and Colleen Bromwell We extend our deepest sympathy to all the family. Mr. McWilliams was such a dignified and gracious man. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. 12/16/2013 Posted by: Bill and Mary Leonard So very sorry to hear of Warren's passing. He was such a very nice person and always a gentleman. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kindest Regards Bill and Mary 12/15/2013 Posted by: CHARLES COFFMAN Ms.Jean and family,we are so sorry for your loss.You all are in our thoughts and prayers.. 12/13/2013 Posted by: Wayne & Karen Stayton We are so sorry to hear about Warren. As you probably know, we are in Iowa and can not attend the service. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. 12/13/2013 Posted by: Ted & Ann Gorski Jean,Donna,Debbie,Hunter & Gail, We are going to miss seeing our wonderful neighbor stopping by just to say hello. Such a Kind Gentle Spirit has gone Home to reap his Bountiful Harvest. May our Lord keep all of you close to Him and give you His Everlasting Peace. 12/13/2013 Posted by: Bobby James My deepest sympathy to Miss Jean.Rest in peace Warren. 12/12/2013 Posted by: Shirley Faye Kramer My thoughts are with you. From your cousin Shirley Faye 12/12/2013 Posted by: Aunt Faye My deepest sympathy to Jean, Donna,and Debbie. Please know that each of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. God bless and keep you. With Love Faye 12/12/2013 Posted by: Faye 12/12/2013 Posted by: Beverly & Phil Era Thoughts and prayers for everyone in this most difficult time. Your family has been through so much with the untimely passing of our wonderful Dr. Craig and Jody so recently. I know Mr. Warren was a real rock of strength for you through it all. Just a few weeks ago Mr. Warren was leaving church for the last time and I had the honor of walking out with him and he was so upbeat and happy as usual. We will miss seeing him out in his truck early in the morning checking on the fields. His harvest truly has come in. God Bless. 12/12/2013 Posted by: Mark and Becky Dennis Mr. Warren's family, especially Debbie and Hunter We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Warren's passing. What a wonderful man. I know you all will miss him terribly but he is just a memory away. And we know you have so many wonderful memories of him. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Take care, Mark and Becky 12/12/2013

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