Obituaries


Derek J. Hone, 62

Derek J. Hone, 62, of Georgetown died at home on Monday, April 3, 2006. He was a retired display manager for J.C. Penny for 42 years.

He was an avid stamp collector, and loved gardening and working outside. He was also a volunteer at Camp...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

John H. Byrum, 84

John H. Byrum, 84, of Roxana, died at Atlantic General Hospital on Thursday, March 30, 2006. He had been a self-employed painter for many years and was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville. He was a World War II veteran of...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Mildred Wells, 85

Mildred Wells, 85, of Millsboro, died at home on Sunday, April 2, 2006. She was a customer services representative for Southeast National Bank in Linwood, Pa, retiring in 1983 after 27 years of service.

She attended the Community Church of...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ethel P. Short, 80

Ethel P. Short, 80, of Frankford, died at home on Tuesday, March 21. She worked for the Indian River School District at the Frankford Elementary School in the cafeteria, having retired after 28 years of service as the head chef.

She was a...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Charles J. Davis, 65

Charles J. Davis, 65, of Gumboro, died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Thursday, March 23. He was a mechanic for White Construction for 15 years.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening and cutting grass.

He is survived by his wife of...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Grover C. Brown, 95

Grover C. Brown, 95, of Millsboro, died at Beebe Medical Center on Sunday, March 26. He was a retired construction worker at Dover Air Base.

He loved to do puzzle books and listen to music.

He is survived by one brother, Emerson...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Margaret Jane Reed, 82

Margaret Jane Reed, 82, of Millsboro, died at Beebe Medical Center on Sunday, March 26. She retired in 1985 after 26 years of service as a charge attendant for the Stockley Center in Millsboro.

She was a member of Mary Mother of Peace...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Virgil James Webb, 95

Virgil James Webb, 95, of Showell, Md., died at Atlantic General Hospital on Thursday, March 23. He had worked for Bunting’s Nursery for more than 35 years.

He is survived by fours sons, Norman J. Webb, John A. Webb Sr., Joshua B. Webb Sr...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Joseph Roland Ward Sr., 78

Joseph Roland Ward Sr. 78, of Selbyville, formerly of Randallstown, Md., died at Atlantic General Hospital on Friday, March 24. He was a Baltimore City police officer, having retired after 21 years of service.

He was a charter member of...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Joyce Lucille Dale Bundick, 69

Joyce Lucille Dale Bundick, 69, of Millsboro died at home on Saturday, March 25. She was a custodian at Stockley Center, having retired after two years of service.

She was a graduate of the William Jason High School. She was formerly a...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Charles ‘Doll Baby’ Harmon, 87

Charles “Doll Baby” Harmon, 87, of Millsboro, died at Green Valley Terrace on Friday, March 24. He was retired from Bunting’s Nursery in Selbyville. Prior to that, he worked for H&H Poultry in Selbyville for many years.

He attended the...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Harry Claude Hudson, 87

Harry Claude Hudson, 87, of Millsboro, formerly of Georgetown, died at Beebe Medical Center on Wednesday, March 22. He was the parts manager for Boulevard Auto Sales in Georgetown for many years before retiring in 1980.

He was a U.S. Army...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ronald T. ‘Britt’ Brittingham, 89

Ronald T. “Britt” Brittingham, 89, of Dagsboro, died at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Sunday, March 19. He was a business manager for Agriculture Retail Stores.

He was a World War II Army medic. He was in the Normandy invasion, Battle of...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Thaddeus J.‘Lump’ Stokley, 77

Thaddeus J. “Lump” Stokley, 77, of Millsboro, died Wednesday, March 15, at Beebe Medical Center. He was a carpenter for many years, working for several area contractors and a self-employed carpenter until his retirement in 1993.

He was a U...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Margaret H. Taylor, 81

Margaret H. Taylor, 81, of Selbyville, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Wednesday, March 15, at home. She had been a comptroller with First National Bank for many years.

She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City and a...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Katherine S. “Kay” Lofland, 81

Katherine S. “Kay” Lofland, 81, of Millsboro, died at Salisbury Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, March 9. She was Chief Procurement Officer for Commissary Services at Dover AFB.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and will be missed...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Helen R. Beigler, 58

Helen R. Beigler, 58, of Millsboro, died at Nanticoke Hospital on Saturday, March 11. She was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Millsboro’s Citizen’s Police Academy.

She is survived by her companion, Floyd Dale Jones; a daughter,...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Virgie E. Long, 89

Virgie E. Long, 89, of Selbyville, died at home on Sunday, March 12. She was a homemaker.

She was a loving mother who loved to cook and garden. She was known for growing beautiful flowers.

She is survived by a son, Robert V. Long;...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

James L. Cresson, 60

James Leedom Cresson, 60, a longtime Delaware journalist, died Monday, March 13, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Centreville, Md. Services for the Milford resident will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in Reformation...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Pauline Williams Sturgis, 91

Pauline Williams Sturgis, 91, of Selbyville, died at Atlantic General Hospital on Thursday, March 2.

She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church in Selbyville and attended faithfully until her health started to fail. She belonged to...

Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Carole W. Calhoun, 65

Carole W. Calhoun, 65, of Dagsboro, died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Saturday, March 4. She was the industrial nurse at Townsend’s Inc., Millsboro, until retirement years 15 ago.

She was a member of the Eastern Star, Millville...

Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

John F. Morris, Sr., 69

John F. Morris, Sr. 69, of Selbyville, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., died at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 22. He was a truck driver for many years.

He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bethany Beach.

He is survived by his...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Arthur Lee Clark, 67

Arthur Lee Clark, 67, of Dagsboro, died at Kent General Hospital on February 28. He was a truck driver.

He was a member of the Abate Motorcycle Club, Loyal Order of the Moose, in Dover, the American Legion and he served in the National...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frank Swainey Bennet Sr., 78

Frank Swainey Bennet Sr., 78, of Millville, died at his home on Tuesday, Feb. 28. He owned and operated J.S. Bennett & Son Inc., which provided 24-hour wrecker service and truck rentals and leasing.

He was a founding member of the...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Sarah E. Savage, 83

Sarah E. Savage, 83, of Bishopville, Md., died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 26. She was a homemaker.

She loved caring for her great grandchildren and was a member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville....

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bruce Clark Bauer, 69

Bruce Clark Bauer, 69, of Selbyville, formerly of Upper Marlboro, Md., died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 26. He was a civil engineer with the Veterans Administration and a Korean War Veteran.

He is survived by his...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

John D. Fitzpatrick, Sr., 80

John D. Fitzpatrick, Sr., 80, of Frankford, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died at Coastal Hospice by the Lake on Wednesday, Feb. 22. He had been a sheet metal worker for many years and was a Navy veteran of WWII.

He is survived by one son,...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Clarence E. Kiel, 78

Clarence E. Kiel, 78, of Dagsboro, died on Saturday, Feb. 11. He was a printer for the New York Post.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, was a member of the International Typographical Union for 50 years and a member of the Big 6...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Alan R. Thormeyer, 59

Alan R. Thormeyer, 59, of Ocean View, died at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes on Monday, Feb. 6. He was an educator.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Thormeyer; daughter, Kara Thormeyer of Silver Spring, Md.; son, Robert Thormeyer of...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Weston B. Watson, 84

Weston B. Watson, 84, of Dagsboro, died at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes on Thursday, Feb. 9. He worked for Westinghouse for 30 years, then Millsboro Ford for eight years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Edith Mae Smith, 83

Edith Mae Smith, 83, of Dagsboro, died at Green Valley Terrace, in Millsboro, on Monday, Feb. 6. She was an attendant at the Stockley Center near Georgetown, before retiring in 1982.

She was a member of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Wanda Anita Holland, 54

Wanda Anita Holland, 54, of Frankford, died at Beebe Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 5. She worked in housekeeping at Misty Harbor.

She was a volunteer at the Christian Storehouse in Millsboro and a member of the Antioch A.M.E. Church in...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Catherine Harris Grimm, 84

Catherine Harris Grimm, 84, of Georgetown, died in New Castle on Wednesday, Feb. 1. She did office work and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret Harris, son Bradford Grimm and daughter Barbara Carter; grandchildren,...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Harriett I. McClung, 82

Harriett I. McClung, 82, of Milleville, died at Beebe Medical Center on Sunday, Feb. 5. She was a cosmetologist, and owned and operated Harriett’s Beauty Salon for 60 years.

She was a member of Millville United Methodist Church, and was...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Myrtle S. McCabe, 85

Myrtle S. McCabe, 85, of Selbyville, died at Green Valley Terrace on Thursday, Jan. 19. She was a seamstress.
She is survived by her husband, Chester J. McCabe; her son, Floyd E. Megee, of Georgetown; daughters, Bonnie King of Georgetown,...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

John D. Wilkerson, 75

John D. Wilkerson, 75, of Selbyville, died at the Harbor Healthcare and Rehab Center on Wednesday, Jan. 18. He worked for the city of Ocean City.

He is survived by his wife, Mary R. Wilkerson; his sons, Clifford Wilkerson, of Ocean City,...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frank Marshall Holloway, 46

Frank Marshall Holloway, 46, of Frankford, died at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 17. He was a general manager for Phillips Seafood House, and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, in Selbyville.

He is survived by his parents, Frank M...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

William David Atkins, 58

William David Atkins, 58, of Selbyville, died at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 17. He was a truck driver for Wyoming Concrete, in Frankford.

He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Atkins; his daughters, Lori Atkins and Christina Atkins, of...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Doris M. Fitzpatrick, 77

Doris M. Fitzpatrick, 77, of Frankford, died at the Berlin (MD.) Nursing and Rehab Center on Friday, Jan. 20. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, John D. Fitzpatrick, of Frankford; her son, John D. Fitzpatrick Jr., of...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bethany legend Murphy dies

Bethany Beach has lost one of its most well-known residents.
Mary Louise Murphy died Friday, Nov. 11, at Fairfax Nursing Center in Fairfax, Va., at the age of 93.

Murphy was best known as the author of the “Beach Brume” social column...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Charles M. Kauffman, 71

Charles M. Kauffman, 71, of Ocean View, died on Monday, Feb. 28, at the Lewes Convalescent Center. He was an entrepeneuer, Realtor, auctioneer, appraiser, retailer and restaurateur.

He was a member of the Peninsula Community Church, the...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm