Obituaries


Betty A. Carter, 76

Betty A. Carter, 76, of Selbyville, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. She had been a bookkeeper for Seaside Country Store for 20 years. She was an active member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville, a member of the Selbyville Community Club, The Friends of Redmen’s Cemetery, Friends of the Selbyville Public Library and she enjoyed playing bridge.

Carter was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Edna Parsons McAllister. She is survived by her husband, C. Kenneth Carter; two daughters, Betsy Carter Clendaniel and her husband Richard of Lincoln, and Sandy Marie Phillips and her husband Jeff of Whaleyville, Md.; her brother, Raymond C. McAllister Jr. of Ocean Pines, Md.; and two grandchildren, Farin and Brandon Phillips.

Services were scheduled for Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, with interment in Granite Memorials, Bishopville, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Marion Genevieve Jackson, 76

Marion Genevieve Jackson, 76, of Millsboro, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2007, at Christiana Care Hospital, surrounded by her children and family. She had worked at the Showell Poultry Plant, enjoyed doing hair in her home, assisted with the Girl Scouts and the voting polls for the Election Board and Cheer. She was owner of Lad & Lassie Day Care and later worked in the cafeteria for the Indian River School District and Dollar General. She was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association. In addition, she babysat and helped raise grandchildren. She was a caring and giving person who also gave when it was not in her means to give.

Jackson was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Wilson Harmon Jr. and Myrtle Elizabeth Sammons Harmon; her sister, Cecile Corsey; a son, Attlee Trevaine Jackson; and two brothers, Isaac Wilson III and Gussie Lindbergh Harmon. She is survived by her children, Anthony Wendall Harmon, Ian deWayne and Marion Harmon, Earlyn Yolanda and Myron Leonard Jackson, Wyatt Barlow and Andrea Jackson, Thomasena and Joseph Parham, Thomas Walter III and Diane Warrington; granddaughters, Ashley Fuller and Onyae Williamson and grandson, Trevaine Williamson, who were like children; 22 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Conrad Hubert, Clarene Glento, Nelson Parker and Jan LeRonne Harmon; five sisters, Betty Bozetta Street, Mary Elena Street, Sadie Beatrice Miller, Dorothy Lorraine Johnson and Myrtle June Robbins; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Services were scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, with interment in Indian Mission Cemetery in Millsboro.

Lillie Mae Mumford, 81

Lillie Mae Mumford, 81, of Showell, Md., passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a member of St. Johns AME Church in Bishopville, Md. She retired from Showell Farms after 40 years of service and enjoyed gardening and bingo.

Mumford is survived by her husband of 40 years, Ralph Mumford; and a nephew, John Ray Daniels of Frankford.

Services are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at 1 p.m. at St. Johns AME Church in Bishopville, Md., where friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. Interment will be in Curtis Cemetery in Bishopville, Md.

Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Stitely, 76

Gertrude “Trudy” Stitely, 76, of Showell, Md., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was a homemaker.

Stitely was preceded in death by her parents, John C. and Mattie Allen Ruby; and her husband, William R. Stitely Sr. She is survived by three sons, William Stitely of Pittsville, Md., Wayne Stitely of Willards, Md. and Jeffrey Russo of Fargo, N.D.; five daughters, Karmen Lodgen, Carol Housel, Diane Maxwell and Tina Becker, all of Baltimore, Md. and Robin Russo of Texas; two brothers, Wellington Ruby of Westminster, Md. and John Ruby of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Nancy Gerszak of Rehoboth Beach and Charlotte Suis of Wilmington; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Services were scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Showell Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 16, Showell, MD 21862..