Obituaries


Cornelius V. "Neil" Cadmus III, 40

Cornelius V. “Neil” Cadmus III, 40, of Georgetown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Bay Health, Kent General Hospital in Dover. He was an auto mechanic by trade and took pride in his good work. He attended Easter Seals and Calvary Baptist Church in Georgetown. Before moving to Delaware, he served as an ambulance driver in East Windsor, Conn., and was proud of his service there. He was a well-liked, generous man who loved spending time with his nieces and nephew.

Cadmus was preceded in death his mother, Elizabeth Brennon Cadmus. He is survived by his father, Cornelius V. Cadmus Jr. of Georgetown; two sisters, Donna Franklin and her husband Bill of Dagsboro, and Beth Eagle and her husband Robert of Georgetown; three nieces; two great-nieces; and one nephew.

Funeral services were scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, with interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 100 West Tenth St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Edward E. Callaway

Edward E. Callaway of Harbeson passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. He was retired from work with the State of Delaware and had been a lay minister and worked with the Salvation Army for many years. He loved playing musical instruments and ministered to churches and nursing homes.

Callaway was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Blanche L. Callaway; and his wife of 62 years, Viola G. Callaway. He is survived by his niece, Mildred V. Drew of Millsboro; good friend, Mike Becker of Millsboro; two brothers, Howard Callaway of New Castle and Herbert Callaway of Florida; two sisters, Florence Terry and Mildred Tamone, both of New Castle; many nieces and nephews.

Services were scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, with interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 4315 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971; or Compassionate Care Hospice, 31038 Country Garden Blvd., Suite D2, Dagsboro, DE 19939.

Jean Lavely, 77

Jean Lavely, 77, of Lewes, formerly of Wheaton, Md., passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at home. She retired from Roy Rogers as a manager and was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She loved to dance and enjoyed the beach.

Lavely was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Pearl Viola Rose Lavely; her first husband, Robert Kels; and a son, Daniel C. Lavely. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, William C. Lavely; children, Michael Kels, Jeffrey Lavely, Ronald Lavely, David Lavely, Jeffrey W. Lavely, Susie Hitz, Kathy Simpson, Delores Zierdt, Lenora Sue Clark and Cynthia Peyton; a brother, William Lavely; sister-in-law, Barbara Lavely; 43 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, with interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mesothelioma Research Foundation, 5716 Corsa Ave., Suite 203, Westlake Village, CA 91362; or Delaware Hospice Southern Division, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Chester W. Wootten Jr., 76

Chester W. Wootten Jr., 76, of Georgetown, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Bay Health Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford. He retired from Townsend’s Inc. as a chick delivery driver. A very likeable person, he loved harness horses and attending horse races.

Wootten was preceded in death by his parents, Chester W. Wootten Sr. and Daisey Hudson Wootten. He is survived by his wife, Clara S. Wootten; stepchildren, Carol Layton, Caroline McCray, Carlton Ray Jr., Clara Lee Layton, Charlotte Kowalski; brother, Jack Wootten of Greenwood; sisters, Gurtrude Bradford of Salisbury, Md., Rada Lewis of Laurel and Anna Lee Robinson and her husband Clarence of Bethel; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington Street in Millsboro, where friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Interment will be in Line United Methodist Church Cemetery in Whitesville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 100 West St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801; or the American Heart Association, 20771 Professional Park Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947..