Marie S. Shores
Marie S. Shores
  • August 27, 1920 - March 11, 2017
  • Fruitland, Maryland

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Marie Smith Shores, 96, of Fruitland, MD passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her home. Born August 27, 1920 in Allen, MD, she was the daughter of the late John W. Smith and Gertrude Jenkins Smith. Her husband of 45 years, Charles W. Shores, passed away in 1986; son-in-law, David L. Downing in 2006 and sister-in-law, Mattie S. Brown. She is survived by three children, Sharon S. Downing, John W. Shores and wife Robin, and Wayne F. Shores and companion, Victoria Birmingham; one granddaughter, Kimberly Shores, and one granddaughter at heart, Nicole E. White and family; several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. Marie attended school in Wicomico County. She retired from Salisbury Office Supply and later retired from Shoreline Office Supply. She was a longtime member of Community of Joy Church of the Brethren in Salisbury. A graveside service will be held at Shad Point Cemetery in Shad Point on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Rev. Martin E. Hutchison will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 and/or Community of Joy Church of the Brethren, 302 S. Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21801. Online condolences may be shared with the family at