Obituaries


Deborah Joan ‘Jersey’ Veach, 47

Deborah Joan “Jersey” Veach, 47, of Millsboro, formerly of Camden County, N.J., died suddenly Friday Nov. 17, 2006.

She was born on June 20, 1959, in Camden, N.J., daughter to the late Sommers and Margaret (Foreman) Veach. She was a cook...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Gladys Marie Dodd, 94

Gladys Marie Dodd, 94, of Selbyville, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Md.

She had been a supervisor with the U.S. Census Bureau for many years. She was a life member of the...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Harry Cullen, 91

Harry Cullen, 91, of Selbyville, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at home.

He was the owner of Harry Cullen Floor and Wall Covering Inc., Selbyville, for 50 years. He was a member of the Selbyville Elks Lodge BPOE 2173, the Mason Dixon VFW...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Gladys A. Swann, 77

Gladys A. Swann, 77, of Selbyville, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro.

She had been a land developer for many years and a member of the Sound United Methodist Church, Williamsville.

She is survived by...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Donald E. Crawford, 77

Donald E. Crawford, 77, of Millville, formerly of Gladwin, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

He was a retired construction engineer.

Crawford is survived by his loving wife, Louise Heigold...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Preston “Cobby” Hastings, 63

Preston “Cobby” Hastings, 63 of Laurel, Delaware died Nov. 11, 2006.

“Cobby,” worked 30 years for Dukes Lumber Company. He was a member of the Seaford Moose Lodge. He volunteered his time to serve people in need. He was an avid Dale...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Capt. Robert E. Phelps, USCG/Ret., 69

Capt. Robert E. Phelps, USCG/Ret., 69, of Millsboro, formerly of Baltimore and Ocean View, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at home.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 31 years, retiring with the rank of Captain. After retiring, he became a...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Nina A. Deming, age 93

Nina A. Deming, age 93, of Rehoboth Beach, died on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at the Lewes Convalescent Center in Lewes.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed doing volunteer work for Meals on Wheels. Nina loved her family and enjoyed spending time...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Hazel Virginia Furrow, 81

Hazel Virginia Furrow, 81, of Millsboro, died Friday, Nov. 10.

Hazel was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro, De. She retired from Stockley Center, Georgetown as a dining corps- purchasing agent. She also had worked for...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Braniya Blessing Brown Jones, 7 months

Braniya Blessing Brown Jones, 7 months of Delmar MD, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2006.

She is survived by her mother, Carrie Jones; father, Robert Brown; sisters, Aubrie Jones, McKenna Jones, and Tackoma Toomey; grandmothers, Gloria White and...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Barbara Ann Iles, 66

Barbara Ann Iles, 66, of Long Neck, formerly of Wilmington, died Wednesday Nov. 8, 2006 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born in Wilmington, Delaware on Sept. 19, 1940 the daughter of the late,...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frances R. Nottingham, age 91

Frances R. Nottingham, age 91, of Glen Bernie, MD, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday Nov. 8, 2006 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md.

She was born in Claymont, DE, the daughter of the late, Harvey E. Roberts, Sr...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Arthur F. Lakin Jr., 77

Arthur F. Lakin Jr., 77, of Selbyville, formerly of College Park, MD, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, MD.

He spent his childhood years working on a farm and hunting the mountains of Western...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mildred J. Carter “Millie,” 64

Mildred J. Carter “Millie,” 64, of Lewes, formerly of Holmes, PA, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD.

She had worked for Ace Markets as a meat department clerk for many years. She was a U/ S. Navy...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Catherine M. Davis, 83

Catherine M. Davis, 83, of Millsboro, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006.

Davis was a member of Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church in Millsboro, where she sang in the church choir. She and her husband had been in the truckers’ union. She enjoyed...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Louis F. ‘Dickie’ Lynch, 82

Louis F. “Dickie” Lynch, 82, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

He had been the former owner and operator of The Patty Lyn Restaurant in Bethany Beach for 13 years and a carpenter for many years. He was...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Edna Stephens, 91

Edna Stephens, 91, of Selbyville, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sound United Methodist Church in Williamsville, Del.

She is survived by three sons, Horace...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Victoria DeSanctis Phillips, 89

Victoria DeSanctis Phillips, 89, formerly of Millville passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, in Englewood, Fla. “Miss Vicki” was born July 11, 1917, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Alfredo and Carmella DeSanctis. In addition to being a wonderful...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

William Thomas Leonard, 68

William Thomas Leonard, 68 of Millsboro died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

Leonard enjoyed building, counseling, kids, Westerns, teasing and playing jokes. He was retired from Mountaire Farms in the sanitation department.

He is survived by...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Harriet H. Wyatt, 66

Harriet H. Wyatt, 66, of Georgetown, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She had been a homemaker.

She is survived by daughters Linda Adamson and Lisa West; brother Joseph Cannon; four...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Raymond Blake, 90

Raymond Blake, 90 of Bishopville, Md., died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

Blake enjoyed fishing, hunting. He was a hard-working, friendly and neighborly man, family members said. He was known as the neighborhood repair man. He would do anything...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ethaleene S. Prettyman, 88

Ethaleene S. Prettyman, age 88, of Lewes, died Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006 in Florida.

She was a retired beauty shop owner and operator, and assisted her husband and family with the operations of the family farm near Lewes.

She was a...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Louise F. Vaughn, 94

Louise F. Vaughn, 94, of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Lewes, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Springbrook Adventist Nursing Center in Silver Spring, Md.

Vaughn was born in Lewes, daughter of the late James Thompson Futcher and Lydia...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Nancy W. Yarish, 63

Nancy W. Yarish, 63 of Millsboro, formerly of Connellsville, Pa., lost her life to cancer Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at her home.

She was born March 24, 1943, in Connellsville, Pa., a daughter of the late Edgar A. and Madeline Dawson Wilcox....

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Rachel L. Felix, 104

Rachel L. Felix, 104, of Ocean View, formerly of New Castle, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 in Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

She was born May 29, 1902, in Naples, Italy, and was the daughter of the late Aneboley and Ermine...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Wendy Irene Floyd, 33

Wendy Irene Floyd, 33, died a tragic death Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at her residence in Hebron.

Born in Salisbury, Md., she was the daughter of Milt Warren and her stepmother, Geri Warren, of Selbyville and Irene Carter and her stepfather,...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Charles L. ‘Buddy’ Truitt II, 48

Charles L. “Buddy” Truitt II, 48, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Truitt was born in Lewes on Oct. 16, 1958, to the late Charles L. and Mildred Elizabeth (Stubbs) Truitt. He was a master...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mearl G. Layton Sr., 67

Mearl G. Layton, Sr., 67 of Frankford, Del, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at his home.

Layton was born on Feb. 13, 1939, to the late Samuel L. and Hazel (Quillen) Layton. He was a graduate...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Richard L. Timmons, 85

Richard L. Timmons, 85, of Ocean View, died at his home on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Violetus and Grace Malin Timmons. He was a graduate of Lord Baltimore High School, where he served as class...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Alisa Y. Jordan, 36

Alisa Yvette Jordan 36, of Frankford, Del., was welcomed to heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Jordan was born Aug. 29, 1970, in Salisbury, Md., the daughter of Clemon and Willa Jordan. She was a...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Judson Charles Chamberlain, 21

Judson Charles Chamberlain, 21, of Bishopville, Md., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 at Atlantic General Berlin, Md.

He was a customer service representative for Delmarva Toll Call and a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. He was an...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lorenzo W. McCabe, 84

Lorenzo W. McCabe, 84, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Selbyville, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Hospice Center of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

He was a financial officer for the State of Delaware, in charge of patient accounts at...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Stacey Leigh Shockley, 29

Stacey Leigh Shockley, 29, of Lincoln, died Oct. 17, 2006.

Shockley loved softball, ice skating and ice hockey. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Equal Rights Association.

She is survived by her mother, Nancy...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joan Elizabeth Lacy, 42

Joan Elizabeth Lacy, 42, of Galestown, Md., known fondly as “Joanie” passed away at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1963, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Francis “...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Margaret L. Battaglino, 90

Margaret L. Battaglino, 90, of Rehoboth Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

She is survived by a son, R. Wayne Battaglino; a daughter, Margaret L. Whalen and her husband Thomas J.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Charles M. Soucy, 78

Charles M. Soucy, 78, of Millsboro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Central Falls, R.I., son of the late Charles Eugene and Eva (Donoso) Soucy. Soucy was a veteran of...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Juliet L. (Ramos) Knox, 92

Juliet L. (Ramos) Knox, 92, of Lewes, Del, and Pompano Beach and Crystal River, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Knox was born in Portugal to the late Mecia Leonilda Cordeira (Moniz) Ramos and Antonio...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Apostle Bruce L. Cannon Sr., 54

Apostle Bruce L. Cannon Sr., 54 of Harrington, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006.

Apostle Cannon was the pastor of the Word Alive Ministries, in Harrington. Founder and overseer of No More Walls Ministry and MFM Ministry, Apostle Cannon was a...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Calvin L. Hammond, 68

Calvin L. Hammond, 68 of Gumboro, Del., died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford.

Hammond retired from Collins Saw Mill as a mechanic after 38 years of service. He had been a life member of the Gumboro Vol. Fire...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Reba E. Warren, 84

Reba E. Warren, 84, of Millsboro, died Oct. 16, 2006, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes.

Warren loved to read, watch hummingbirds, cook and babysit for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to travel to the Outer Banks of North...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph B. Malanik, 78

Joseph B. Malanik, 78, of Lewes, formerly of Pennsauken, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

He was born in Drexel Hill, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Otilia (Verba) Malanik. Malanik was a World War II...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

James F. “Jim” Burnside Jr., 78

James F. “Jim” Burnside Jr., 78, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Md.

He was a retired funeral director with Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Della M. Jackson, 94

Della M. Jackson, 94, of Georgetown, Del., died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes.

Jackson was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Georgetown, Del. She had been a cafeteria manager for East Millsboro School for 20 years...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Thelma Woolcock Cochran, 87

Thelma Woolcock Cochran, 87, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Johnstown, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

She was born in Windber, Pa., and was a retired practical nurse.

She is survived by two...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Shirley Marie Lively, 70

Shirley Marie Lively, 70 of Georgetown, Del., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

She was a member of the AARP, sang in the choir, collected cookbooks, and loved gospel music and knitting. She attended St. Johns...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elizabeth E. Harper, 92

Elizabeth E. Harper, 92, of Frankford, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

She was born in Rehoboth Beach, the daughter of the late Oliver and Evie Mitchell. She was a homemaker, school bus driver and poultry farm...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Freta C. Hill, 80

Freta C. Hill, age 80, of Ocean View, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. She was born in Montrose, W.Va., daughter of the late Omer and Mary Flanagan. Hill was a retired clerk for the Social Security Administration in...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Stephen C. Knox, 96

Stephen C. Knox, 96, of Ocean View, passed away on his birthday, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, after a short illness.

He was born in Bethany Beach, the son of the late Harry and Linda...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Norma Irene Dubek, 83

Norma Irene Dubek, 83 of Millville, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

Dubek was born in Ocean View, Del., daughter to the late William and Lucy Etta (Richards...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Catherine C. Muth, 87

Catherine C. Muth, 87, of Ocean City, Md, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Berlin nursing and Rehab Center, Berlin, Md.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine T. Maaskant; a brother, Donald T. Tillery,...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm