Obituaries


Irma M. Smith, 69

Irma M. Smith, 69, of Selbyville, died on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. She was a self-employed healthcare aide.

Smith was preceded in death by her parents, Roy V. and Maude Wilkins Timmons; her husband, Mack C. Smith; a brother, Vaughn R....

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Joseph S. Pennell, 50

Joseph S. Pennell, 50, of Oak Orchard, passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at home. He enjoyed working in the yard, hunting, fishing and building things.

Pennell was preceded in death by his parents, Frances and Margaret Anderson Pennell...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Donald Mahan Fadeley, 91

Donald Fadeley, 91, a retired funeral director and former resident of Frederick, Md., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at his home in Millsboro.

He was a partner for 40 years of Smith, Fadeley, Keeney and Basford Funeral...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Dallas Troy Wright, 39

Dallas Troy Wright, 39, of Millsboro, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at home. He was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association. He enjoyed motorcycles, tractors, hunting, hotrods, old cars and his family. Wright was a self-employed...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Helen M. Townsend, 89

Helen M. Townsend, 89, of Frankford, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007. She was a member of the St. Georges United Methodist Church in Clarksville. She loved to crochet and knit.

Townsend was preceded in death by her parents, Charles...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Jeanne W. Long, 89

Jeanne W. Long, 89, of Selbyville, died on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a first-grade elementary-school teacher for the Indian River School District for 36 years. She was a member of the Salem United...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Lawrence Smart, 88

Lawrence Smart, 88, of Selbyville, formerly of Long Island, N.Y., passed away at his home on Friday, Feb. 22, 2007. He was a stocker for the warehouses of Daving Paper Company, retiring in 1985 after 27 years of service. Smart was a deacon at St...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Edwin D. Broyles, 78

Edwin D. Broyles, 78, of Selbyville, passed away at Beebe Medical Center on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007.

He had been a restaurant and bar owner for many years and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Broyles is survived by his wife of 50...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Florence C. Morris, 79

Florence C. Morris, 79, of Millsboro, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at her home.

Morris was a member of the Millsboro Wesleyan Church. She was a retired state employee from the Stockley Center. She was past president of the...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

John D. Mattie, 91

John D. Mattie, 91, of Tollhouse, Calif., died peacefully at his sister’s home in Dagsboro on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007.

Mattie retired from the Air Force after 28 years, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a highly decorated P-...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Helen M. Wilkins, 88

Helen M. Wilkins, 88, of Millsboro, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace.

Wilkins worked for Diamond State and Chesapeake Telephone Companies; office of the Attorney General of Delaware; and retired from Megee...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Gary Mundorf, 59

Gary Mundorf, 59, of Millsboro, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at his home. He worked at Lingo Marine for eight years. Mundorf was an enthusiast of fishing and stock car racing.

He is survived by two sons, Jess and Jeremy Mundorf...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Clarence Dale Miles, 79

Clarence Dale Miles, 79, of Millsboro, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at his home. He was a retired hardware rep and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post #...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Eva L. Bunting

Eva L. Bunting of Frankford passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007.

She was the former owner and operator of Millsboro Card and Gift Shop, and Eva’s Hallmark.

Bunting was a former member of Alpha Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Matthew Lee Cannon, 35

Matthew Lee Cannon, 35, of Millsboro, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at his home. Cannon was a self-employed exterior siding contractor.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ches and Maggie Hudson;...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Wayne L. Hurley Sr., 64

Wayne L. Hurley Sr., 64, of Selbyville, formerly of Arnold, Md., passed away Feb. 16, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Hurley was a superintendent of distribution for Prax Air and a member of the Ocean City Cruisers.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Chester Daniel ‘Danny’ Steele, 71

Chester Daniel “Danny” Steele, 71, of Millville, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, in Beebe Medical Center.

Steele was born in Ocean View, the son of the late Charles D. Steele and Elva (Hudson) Steele, and brother of the late Betty (Steele)...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Margaret J. Johnson, 85

Margaret J. Johnson, 85, of rural Frankford, formerly of Wilmington, died at her home on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.

Johnson was born in New Brunswick, N.J., daughter of the late Henry and Sally (Lomax) Breese. She was preceded in death by two...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Pauline Marotta, 77

Pauline Marotta, 77, of Frankford, formerly of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at her home.

She was a homemaker and a volunteer at ACTS Thrift Shop in Clarkesville.

Marotta is survived by her daughters,...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Annette J. LaRocca, 86

Annette J. LaRocca, 86, of Selbyville, passed away at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.

She had been an administrator with the Department of Defense and was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md....

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Omeda T. Collins, 86

Omeda T. Collins, 86, of Clarksville, passed away at Beebe Medical Hospital in Lewes on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007.

Omeda was a member of Roxana Wesleyan Church and the Eastern Star Chapter 12 of Frankford. She and her husband were founders of...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

James Edward Wise, 71

James Edward Wise, 71, of Millsboro passed away at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007.

Wise loved to watch TV and go to church.

He is survived by his wife, Willa Mae Wise; sons James Hopkins of Salisbury, Md...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Howard E. Melson, 88

Howard E. Melson, 88 of Dagsboro, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, in Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes.

He was a veteran of World War I, serving in the United States...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Betty Jane Hall, 57

Betty Jane Hall, 57, of Millsboro, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Hall was a devoted member of Millsboro’s Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved to sing, travel, cook and shop, and was a foster parent...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Bonnie L. Gohl, 55

Bonnie L. Gohl, 55, of Selbyville, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, after courageously battling cervical cancer.

She was the office administrator for Coldwell Banker in Ocean City, Md., and was also a certified...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Rose A. Ward, 85

Rose A. Ward, 85, of Georgetown passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007.

She was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Millsboro. She loved to crochet and collected dolls.

Ward is survived by her husband, Taylor F...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

John M. Burford, 74

John M. Burford, 74, of Lewes and Spring Hill, Fla., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at his home in Spring Hill.

He was a retired Baltimore City police officer, after 30 years of service, a...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Jessie E. Fefel, 92

Jessie E. Fefel, 92 of Frankford, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home in Millsboro.

Fefel was a member of Mariner’s Bethel Choir, the Dorcas Circle at Mariner’s Bethel, charter member of the...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Harry W. Wilkerson, 81

Harry W. Wilkerson, 81, of Pittsville, Md., passed away at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Wilkerson and his wife owned and operated Wilkerson’s Service Station and grocery store for nearly 30 years on Racetrack Road...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

George Q. Reed Sr., 81

George Q. Reed Sr., 81, of Roxana, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at his home.

He had been a truck driver for many years and was a life member of the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company. He was also a World War II Navy veteran.

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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Thelma Hitchens Miller, 75

Thelma Hitchens Miller, 75, of Millsboro passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in her home.

She was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association, and loved the outdoors, flowers and children. She attended Friendship United Methodist Church...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

George Edward Hudson, 85

George Edward Hudson, 85, of Lewes, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Hudson was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Navy. He was a self-employed masonry contractor and...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Angelena C. ‘Angie’ Conaway, 76

Angelena C. “Angie” Conaway, 76, of Georgetown, passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007.

Conaway was co-owner of Alvin & Angie’s Florist. She loved gardening, cooking, and taking care of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 - 7:00pm

Robert A. ‘Tony’ Blackard, 40

Robert A. ‘Tony’ Blackard, 40, of Dagsboro passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md.

Blackard enjoyed attending church and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ocean City. He enjoyed being...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Dallas R. Riddle, 57

Dallas R. Riddle, 57, of Laurel, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at home.

Riddle was a self-employed poultry farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Debra J. Riddle; daughter, Kelly Michelle Riddle of Laurel; step-son...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Francis H. Waters, 80

Francis H. Waters, 80, of Ocean View, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at Beebe Hospital.

He is survived by his children, Patrick J. Waters, Mary E. Shirley, Daniel J. Waters, Brian E. Waters and Steven M. Waters; five...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Henry L. Phillips, 89

Henry L. Phillips, 89, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness.

Phillips led a life of public service, having retired as a police officer in 1976 and also retired from...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

George H. McElveen, 86

George H. McElveen, 86, of Georgetown passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007.

He was a retired supervisor for the Washington Terminal Co. in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising beagles. He loved field trials with his...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

James Patrick Sullivan, 79

James Patrick Sullivan, 79, of Ocean View, formerly of Seabrook, Md., passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes.

Born on March 16, 1927, he was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Helen I. Turner, 89

Helen I. Turner, 89, of Dagsboro, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., after a long illness.

Turner was born and raised in Dagsboro and was a retired clerk for the United States Postal...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Emily A. (Frazier) Reddish, age 88

Emily A. (Frazier) Reddish, age 88, of Lewes, formerly of Baltimore, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at the Milford Center Nursing Home in Milford.

She is survived by sons Wendell B. Reddish Jr., and Wayne E. Reddish; six...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Loran Leroy Smith, 90

Loran Leroy Smith, age 90, of Gumboro, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Born in Gumboro,. Smith was a retired foreman for C.C. Oliphant & Son in Laurel and a member of the Parkway...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Milton Ross Fefel Sr., 78

Milton Ross Fefel Sr., 78, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at his home in Roxana.

He had been a truck driver for many years.

Fefel is survived by his wife, Hilda M. Fefel; sons, Joseph Fefel of Fla...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Edna J. Hudson, 80

Edna J. Hudson, 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at Salisbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Salisbury, Md.

She and her husband owned and operated Hudson’s Auto Service in Selbyville for 34 years....

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

<strong>Harry David Wright, 58</strong>

Harry David Wright, 58, of Delmar passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post #28. He loved to play pool and work on cars.

David is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Wright; children, Sean Wright...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Harry David Wright, 58

Harry David Wright, 58, of Delmar passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post #28. He loved to play pool and work on cars.

David is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Wright; children, Sean Wright...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Harry David Wright, 58

Harry David Wright, 58, of Delmar passed away on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post #28. He loved to play pool and work on cars.

David is survived by his wife, Wanda L. Wright; children, Sean Wright...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Elmo W. Morse, 56

Elmo W. Morse, 56, passed away at home on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007.

His mother, Rosa A. Morse of Selbyville, a son and daughter; two sisters and three grandchildren survive him.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24,...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

John Edward Meister, 67

John Edward Meister, 67, of Frankford, passed away in his home on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007.

Meister was born Dec. 7, 1939, in Cumberland, Md. He lived for 40 years in the house he built in Frankford. Prior to coming to Delaware, he served...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

William B. Winterberg, 82

William B. Winterberg, 82, of Lewes, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Born in Ludlow, Ky., Winterberg was retired from the United States Marine Corps.

He is survive by his wife, Vivian (Lowe...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm