Obituaries

Grey Branson Baker, 13

Grey Branson Baker, 13, of King George, Va., and Millsboro, Del. passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born in Portsmouth, Va., on March 24, 2006, to Grey Skylar Baker and Kristy Marie Baker.

At the time of his death, Baker was an eighth-grade student at King George (Va.) Middle School. He was a joyful young man who loved surfing and spending time around the ocean. He had also traveled extensively in Europe, enjoying time spent with his family. He enjoyed hunting and loved playing video games, soccer, hockey and being a Philadelphia sports fan. His loss is a void that can never be filled.

Baker is survived by his mother, Kristy Marie Baker of King George, Va.; his father, Grey Skylar Baker and his wife, Colleen, of Millsboro; two sisters, Kaylee Baker and Alayna Hardee; his paternal grandparents, Grey and Pam Baker of Wilmington, Del.; maternal grandmother, Tina Baker of King George; an uncle, Garrett Baker of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; great-grandparents, Elvina and James Wilson of Delran, N.J.; and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

A visitation and prayer service were to be held Oct. 27, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services in Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow at Conley’s Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Surfrider Foundation Delaware Chapter; P.O. Box 364; Nassau, DE 19969. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

 

Charlotte Faye Carr, 79

Charlotte Faye Carr, 79, of Millsboro, Del., passed away in the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice on Oct. 23, 2019. She was born in Pennsylvania to the late Charles C. Carr and Cora M. Ortman Carr on April 18, 1940.

She retired from work as a grocery clerk and manager, having worked for both Safeway and Food Lion. She was a very religious woman who loved her family very much. She loved computer games, and kept in touch with friends and schoolmates through the gaming. She was a fabulous cook in her time.

Carr was preceded in death by a son, Gary Kline, in 2012. She is survived by her children Connie Davis and her companion, Darrell Dill, of Millsboro, and John Kline and his wife, Wendy, of Matlacha Isles, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Ann Kline of Inwood, W.Va.; her sisters, Betty and Pat; her brothers, Lester, Jess, Paul and Frank; five grandchildren, Kyle, Corey, Jason, Regina and Christopher; and eight great-grandchildren, Kase, Kaisley, Cole, Grace, Kevin, Adam, Casey and Baylee.

A funeral service and celebration of Carr’s life were to be held on Oct. 27, 2019, at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions to Vitas Hospice; 30265 Commerce Dr., Ste. 202/203; Millsboro, DE 19966. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

 

Maurice Antonio Handy Jr., 30

Maurice Antonio Handy Jr., 30, a beloved son and grandson, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Oct. 24, 2019, at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Del. He was born on May 11, 1989, in Ansbach, Germany, son of Maurice A. Handy Sr. and Michelle Denise Wright.

Handy was a technician at the Car Wash Center in Dover. He was a fun-loving jokester, with his own unique personality that made everybody laugh. He loved kidding around. He was a helper and enjoyed doing yardwork with his grandmother. His two big things in life were family and sports — especially basketball. He loved the summer season.

Handy was preceded by his paternal great-grandparents, Edward P. Handy and Madeline S. Handy. He is survived by both of his parents; his paternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Handy; his paternal grandfather, Jerry E. Mumford; his maternal grandfather, James Wise; his maternal grandmother, Kathleen Wise; his uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family; his beloved cousins, with whom who he always kept in touch, Jordy, “Bry,” “Mike-Mike,” T.J. and “Little G”; and many, many friends.

A viewing and time of visitation will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del. The funeral service will be held privately, for the family only, and is to be scheduled at a later time and place. The family thanked everyone for their love and support at this time. Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution can support the American Cancer Society; P.O. Box 22478; Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.

 

Valerie R. ‘Val’ Harmon, 63

Valerie R. “Val” Harmon, 63, a lifelong resident of Frankford, Del., passed away and entered her eternal rest in the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Frankford on Aug. 2, 1956, daughter of the late Joshua H. Walters and the late Emily C. Hall.

Harmon attended George Washington Carver Elementary School, eventually transitioning to the Lord Baltimore School and graduating from Indian River High School in the Class of 1975.

She began her working career as a caregiver and then started working in the hospitality industry for the Fenwick Sea Charm Motel in Fenwick Island, Del., and most recently for the Berlin (Md.) Nursing Home, before her illness. Harmon also enjoyed working at Rick’s Laundry in Selbyville, Del.

She was a faithful member of Union Wesley United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Del., and enjoyed attending local camp meetings. Her love of the Lord was apparent in her demeanor and talk, as she would always end a conversation by saying, “Leave it in the hands of the Lord.”

Harmon will be remembered as hardworking, energetic, full of life and willing to do anything for anyone. She loved family gatherings, holiday dinners, picking greens and spending time with her large family.

In addition to her parents, Harmon was preceded in death by her son Marlon Hall. Left to cherish her memory are her seven children, Tracey Hall, Stacey Drummond and her husband, Myron, Bruce Harmon, Jamell Harmon, Natasha Harmon, Carl Harmon and Tabitha McCray; her 16 beloved grandchildren; her brother, Martin “Fuzzy” Hall; three sisters, Veronica Hall, Shelley Carter and her husband, Roy, and Cynthia Hall; just like a sister, Toni Torrence; her best friends, Mary Lou Straughan and Hope Taylor; William Miller, who was like a brother to Valerie; Tim Hall and his family; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A homegoing service will be held at 3 p.m., with visitation at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Antioch AME Church, 194 Clayton Avenue, Frankford, Del. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to help defray funeral expenses, to Melson Funeral Services; P.O. Box 100; Frankford, DE 19945. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.