Mrs. Faye Layne Annis


Mrs. Faye Layne Annis, 76, of Bloxom, wife of the late Earl Wilson Annis, passed away on Nov. 12, 2018, at her residence.

Born on April 26, 1942, in Locustville, she was the daughter of the late Otho Alfred Layne and Hilda Missouri Colonna Layne. She owned Faye’s Beauty Salon and was a member of Guilford United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Annis graduated from Onancock High School. She later attended Delmarva Beauty Academy, in Salisbury, Md., obtaining her cosmetology license, which would prove to be her lifelong career. Everlasting friendships were made through her work.

After retirement, she volunteered at the local election polls in Bloxom for years. In her spare time, she loved to crochet, embroidery, cross-stitch, sew and make crafts. She made all kinds of beautiful gifts for family and friends throughout her lifetime. Her husband, Earl, once said that people did not realize just how many hours she put into making each item.

Mrs. Annis had a passion for cooking which was not deterred by Mr. Annis or her son, Mike, and she passed this passion on to her son. Her family was her world, and she supported her husband and son in every endeavor they pursued. Years ago, on Saturday nights, you would find her sitting on a bleacher on the fourth turn at the Delmar Speedway cringing as Earl raced around the track. Sundays, she attended Guilford United Methodist Church where she was a member and played the piano or organ when needed, followed by dinner with the family in Guilford. When Mr. Annis passed, she and Mike became a team. While Mike would be out of the area working for weeks at a time, she kept his home affairs in order. When Mrs. Annis became ill with cancer in 2016, Mike stayed with her, taking care of her unconditionally as she had done for him throughout his life, remaining by her side until her dying breath.

Mrs. Annis will be eternally missed by her family, friends and her feline companions. She was a gracious lady who will never be replaced.

Mrs. Annis is survived by her son, Michael Earl Annis, of Bloxom, and a niece, Lisa Annis. Other than her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Layne.

A Celebration of Life service was held at the Guilford United Methodist Church Nov. 17, 2018.

Arrangements were by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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