Jean Workman Richards of Bethany Beach passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007.
Daughter of Raymond “Sonny” and Marion “Boots” Workman, she is survived by her sister, Joanie; brothers, Ray and Kenny; her sons and daughters, Jay, Joe, Julia, Jane, Mark, Gwen and Hugh, their spouses and five grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2007, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthews By-The-Sea, Coastal Highway and Dagsboro St., Fenwick Island. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, www.carcinoid.org or (888) 722-3132.
Robert K. “Bob” Jones, 53, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He worked for Verizon as a cable splicer for 28 years. Jones was an avid fisherman, and loved guitars, roller skating, boating and Jet Skiing. He had an amazing ability to spot “road treasures,” finding valuable lost items along the highway. He loved animals and was a supporter of the SPCA. He was a kind, soft spoken person, always there when needed.
Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Guy R. and Bernadette K. Tullis Jones. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Sheaffer Jones of Millsboro; a brother, Raymond R. Jones Sr. and his wife Peggy of Smithsburg, Md.; a sister, Nancy Ann Snyder and her husband John of Woodstock, Md.; several nieces and nephews; and Daisy, his beloved Lab.
Services were scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2007, with interment in Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Delaware S.P.C.A., 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown DE 19947.
Deborah J. Lowe, 52, of near Georgetown, passed away Friday, June 8, 2007, at home. She was a certified nursing assistant for 28 years at the Green Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro.
Lowe was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Justice Lowe. She is survived by her grandmother, Margie Lewis of Millsboro; her father, Preston Lowe of Georgetown; four sisters, Patricia Brittingham of Millsboro, Gail Dorman of Dagsboro, Kathy Lowe of Georgetown and Tammy Lowe of Selbyville; a special cousin, caregiver and friend, Lisa Blackwell of Georgetown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the Millsboro V.F.W. Post 7422, U.S. 113, south of Millsboro, with interment being private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions by made to the Blackwater Fellowship Church, c/o Wayne V. West Sr., Treasurer, 29080 Timmons Street, Dagsboro DE 19939.
Hilda Marie Warrington, 91, of Georgetown, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. She was co-owner of Skyways Airport in Selbyville with her husband, Manaen, for more than 60 years. She was a devoted mother and wife who loved to crochet and garden, and was famous for her pumpkin pie. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Willards, Md.
Warrington was preceded in death by her parents, George S. and Lavina Lynch Quillen; husband, Manaen F. Warrington; son, Manaen F. Warrington Jr.; and a grandson, Hayward Ralph Daisey. She is survived by her children, Wayne E. and his wife Ruth Warrington of Hebron, Md., Frank R. and his wife Shirley Frances Warrington of Delmar, Del., John H. Warrington of Salisbury, Md., and Marie W. and her husband Jack Rogers of Georgetown, Mary H. and her husband William Preston Cordrey of Georgetown; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Ida C. Cooper, 72, of Ellendale, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was a mother of the church, and a devoted mother and grandmother, always putting her children’s needs ahead of her own. She loved to sing gospel music and was a member of Grace & Mercy Church in Greenwood.
Cooper was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ceola Cooper Reese; and a sister, Mary Sue Drayton. She is survived by her children, Larry Cooper and James Cooper, both of Wilmington, LaVan Cooper of Ellendale, Patricia McCaleb and her husband Andrew of Bakersfield, Calif., Coretta M. Cuffee and her husband Jullion of Dagsboro; special friends, Lula Mae Martin and James Mills; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bertha E. Hood, 81, of Georgetown, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes. She was a life long resident, working 35 years for Draper King Cole in Milton and J.G. Townsend Inc. in Georgetown. She was a member of Dickerson AME Chapel.
Hood was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie James and Mary Elizabeth Harmon; two brothers, Jessie Hood and Francis Hood; and three sisters, Carrie Borkins, Marie Hood and Viola Hood. She is survived by her brother, Raymond Hood of Millsboro; special nieces, Marie and Lottie; her special friend Wally; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2007, with interment in Harmony Cemetery in Millsboro.
Gary Dean Leonard, 22, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He worked in construction and enjoyed listening to rock music.
Leonard is survived by his father and step-mother, Gary A. and Deva Leonard of Martinsville, Ind.; his mother and step-father, Wanda and Daniel Collison of Millsboro; two sons, Gary Dean Leonard Jr. and Bryce Thomas Leonard, of Millsboro; friend and partner, Jessica Willey of Millsboro; two brothers, Denver Collison of Indianapolis, Ind., Walter Jenkins of Manassas, Va.; four sisters, Sarah Hudson of Millsboro, Bonnie Henselmeier of Dover, Heather Collison of Millsboro and Lois Mentzer of Manassas, Va.
Funeral services were scheduled for Sunday, June 17, 2007, with interment in Dagsboro Redmens Memorial Cemetery.
Candy Jean Smawley, 48, of Selbyville, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007, at home. She was the food and beverage manager at Bayside in Selbyville.
Smawley is survived by her father and step-mother, Robert O. and Sue Clower Jr. of Fenwick Island; her mother, Jean Donovan of Dover; her son, Matthew Tucker Smawley of Selbyville; her sweetheart, Kevin R. Parcells of Selbyville and the entire Parcells family; and brother, Robert O. Clower III of Fenwick Island.
Services were scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2007, with interment in Redmen’s Cemetery in Selbyville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Tucker Smawley Fund, c/o Mercantile Peninsula Bank, 1107 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island DE 19944.
Yvonne C. Cobb, 83, of Jensen Beach, Fla., formerly of Dagsboro, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 3007, at the Martin Medical Center in Stuart, Fla. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church of Dagsboro.
Cobb was preceded in death by her parents, Norwood and Eva (Long) Chamberlain. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roland V. Cobb; a daughter, Suzanne Berry and her husband Bill of Lewes; son, Gregory Cobb and his wife Lyn of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Rufnak and her husband Jason, Lisa Berry and her fiancée Conrad Bennett, all of Washington, D.C., and Jordan, Brennan and Andrea Cobb, all of San Diego, Calif.
Services were scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2007, with interment in Prince George’s Cemetery in Dagsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Prince George’s Chapel, c/o Town of Dagsboro, P.O. Box 420, Dagsboro DE 19939.
Dr. Margaret L. Egan, 72, known to her friends as “Peg,” passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, after surgery at Christiana Hospital. She had two master’s degrees and a doctorate from Harvard University. She spent her entire professional career in education, holding several positions in the Montgomery County Public School System, first as a teacher of French and eventually becoming principal at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, Md. Her last position was as executive assistant to the system’s superintendent. She retired to Bethany Beach, where she engaged in her favorite pastimes — reading, exercise and bridge.
Egan is survived by her brother Charles and his wife Mary of Kansas City, Mo.; five nephews, a niece and several grandnieces and -nephews.
Friends were invited to gather on Monday, June 25, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home she loved in Ocean Farms on 12 Coral Lane, to celebrate her life and share memories of her with one another. Those wishing to remember her in some other concrete way could make a contribution to the American Diabetes Association. For information, contact Kay Ryan at (302) 537-6527.
Alton Walker, 93, of Frankford, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007, at Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro. He was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Millsboro.
Walker was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Annie Davis Walker. He is survived by his sisters, Essie Atkins of Frankford and Lollie Phillips of Coral City, Fla.; Ernst Walker of Ft. Laudable, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington Street, in Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior. Interment will be private.
Charles William “Bill” Grabey, 83, of Millsboro, formerly of Schuylkill Haven, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at his home.
He was a graduate of Pine Grove High School, Class of 1942, and served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Europe during World War II. He was employed as an armament technician for the 103rd Combined Support and Maintenance Shop, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa. Grabey was a member of the 103rd and 337th Pennsylvania National Guard, retiring in 1973. He was a life member of Pine Grove American Legion in Pine Grove, Pa. and the Rainbow Hose Co. in Schuylkill Haven. He was also a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church, Jefferson Lodge F & A.M. in Lewes, AARP Chapter of Long Neck, the Indian River Senior Center, the American Legion Post 28 and an honorary member of the Lewes Radio Control Airplane Club.
Grabey was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Sarah (Huber) Grabey; and his wife, Alice Brown Grabey. He is survived by his daughter, Phyllis Koch and her husband Allen of Hamburg, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Tanya Hawkins, and her husband Sean of Beahle Air Force Base in Calif.
A Masonic service is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2007, at 11 a.m., to be followed by the funeral service at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, where friends and family may call after 10 a.m. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 18, at 11:30 a.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA 17003. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Long Neck United Methodist Church, 32051 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro DE 19966.
Gloria P. “Glory” Slagle, 81, of Bethany Beach, passed away at her home Thursday, June 7, 2007. She was a retired professional ice skater and skated with the Ice Capades for seven years. Glory and her husband owned and operated Shorty’s Woodworking Shop in Bethany Beach for 30 years. She was a member of St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany.
Slagle was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Edna Piller. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Charles W. Slagle; son, Charles W. Slagle VI of Baltimore, Md.; and daughter, Victoria Wilt of Baltimore, Md.
Services and burial were private.
Howard Dukes Jr., 75, of Thorofare, N.J., passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, at his home. He was born in Frankford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ethel (Hudson) Dukes; his wife, Grace Dukes; four sisters, Carrie Reighn, Helen Dukes, Jeannett Loveland and Edna Hitchens; and a brother, Arthur Dukes. He is survived by his daughter, Wanda Wilkerson and her husband Donnie of Parsonsburg, Md.; brother-in-law, Sonny Reighn and his son Willie Reighn of Woodbury, N.J.; niece, Pat Hitchens Bunting, her husband Randall, and their daughter Kelly, all of Frankford; nephews, Bud and Wayne Dukes of Laurel; nephew, Vincent Hitchens, his wife Nancy and their children, Brian and Amanda, all of Frankford.
Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2007, with interment in Pittsville Cemetery in Pittsville, Md. Flowers are being acceptable, or the family suggests memorial donations may be made to the charity of the giver’s choice.
Cora A. Hickman, 97, of Harbeson, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, June 10, 2007. She had a great love for her family and animals. She was very generous and always was young at heart. In her earlier years, she loved playing with her grandkids, traveling and yard sales.
Hickman was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Mitchell; her husband, William “Bill” Hickman; two children, Harry G. Hickman and Josephine Hickman; a grandson, Harry W. Hickman; and 10 of her siblings. She is survived by two grandsons, whom she and Bill raised, Gary and Barry Hickman, both of Harbeson; four great-grandchildren, Lance and Kelsey Hickman of Harbeson, and Cassidy and Seth Hickman of Crestview, Fla.; one nephew, Lloyd Rust; and her sister-in-law, Virginia Rust, who lovingly helped care for her.
Graveside services were scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Harbeson Cemetery.
Jeanne M. Mooney, 76, of Long Neck, formerly of Brick, N.J., passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, at home. She loved and enjoyed her family and many friends as well as music and singing as a member of the Sweet Adelines (Jersey Shore Chapter). She loved traveling, bowling and crafts. In the last few years she worked during the summer at Tunnell Communities as an attendant at the pools and shuffleboard court. She also was affiliated for two years with Families Connected Inc. in Millsboro. Mooney was a member of the American Legion Post #28 Auxiliary in Oak Orchard and a member of Mary Mother of Peach Roman Catholic Church in Millsboro.
Mooney was preceded in death by her parents, William and Anna Maude Moore. She is survived by her husband, Ralph J. Mooney; four sons, Thomas Mooney and his wife Barbara of Brick, N.J., William Mooney and his wife Caroline of Bellmore, N.Y., James Mooney and his wife Eileen of Millsboro, Raymond Mooney and his wife Donna of Galloway, N.J.; her only daughter, Patricia Ross and her husband Kerry of Long Neck. Along with several cousins, nieces and nephews, she will be sadly missed by her nine grandchildren, Jeffrey, Dan, Bridget, Brian, Shannon Jeanne, Samantha, Christopher, Kathleen, Chelsea; one great-grandchild, Madison; brother, Edward Moore of Boxford, Mass.
A mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, June 11, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Mary Mother of Peach Catholic Church in Millsboro. Friends and family may call Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 32013 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Post #28, Ladies Auxiliary, 31768 Legion Rd., Millsboro DE 19966; or Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown DE 19947; or Long Neck Cheer Center, 26089 Shops at Long Neck, Millsboro DE 19966.
Jeannette E. Williams, 82, of Selbyville, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sound United Methodist Church in Williamsville, as well as the Keenwick West Property Owners Association.
Williams was preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Vera Glasgow Oliphant; her former husband, Paul W. Williams Sr.; and a son, Terry H. Williams. She is survived by two sons, Paul W. Williams Jr. of Wilmington and Chuck E. Williams of Newark; two daughters, Joanne E. Williams of Selbyville and Donna S. Navarra of West Berlin, N.J.; sisters, Shirley M. Alsworth of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Kathleen L. Holland of Selbyville; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2007. The family suggests memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association, 92 Reads Way, New Castle DE 19720.
Anna T. Pilkington, 79, of Millsboro, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was a retired bank employee for Wachovia Bank. She was a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church, Unity Chapter #16 Order of the Eastern Star of Rehoboth Beach, the Penn Forest #21 Ladies Auxiliary TCL in Chester, Pa., American Legion Post #28 Auxiliary and the United Methodist Women.
Pilkington was preceded in death by her parents, Harry W. and Mary Chandler Tranor; and her husband, Thomas E. Pilkington. She is survived by her son, Ward E. Gray and his wife Nancy of Millsboro; and two grandchildren, Matthew T. Gray and John T. Gray.
Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, June 7, 2007, with interment in the Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton, Del.
S. Elizabeth Hall, 96, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at home. She retired as a self-employed beautician. A member for 86 years, she was the oldest member of Grace U.M. Church in Millsboro and taught Sunday School for several years. She was a great grandmother who loved to baby-sit and feed all of her grandchildren.
Hall was preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Hattie E. Gordy Hall; and her husband, Arville Hall. She is survived by her daughter, Sallie Jane Clifton and her husband, Richard, of Millsboro; three grandchildren, Clark Clifton, John Clifton and Beth Douglas; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that contributions by made to the Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 566, Millsboro DE 19966.
Catherine P. Reider, 70, of Selbyville, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at home. She had a residential cleaning service. She served many years as the chairperson for the Dabney Holiday Party for the patients at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center at Cambridge.
Reider was preceded in death by her parents, Charles F. and Catherine Zeta Dabney Sr. She is survived by her husband, John L. Reider; four daughters, Catherine A. Ward of Jarrettsville, Md., Mary Louise McGrady of Selbyville, Susan L. Extein of Bell Camp, Md., and Michelle Darlene Lowe of Calora, Md.; brother, Charles F. Dabney Jr. of Manchester, Md.; two sisters, Mary Louise Moreau of Baltimore, Md. and Marlene C. Brawner of Parkville, Md.; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were private. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Volunteer Services, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, P.O. Box 800, Cambridge MD 21613.