Nell Joyce King, 84

Nell Joyce King, 84, of Lewes and Ocean City, Md., died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at Harbor Healthcare in Lewes.

King was born in Toccoa, Ga., to the late John L. Phillips and Maude Cook Phillips. She was a longtime business owner in Ocean City, as well as an avid golfer and gardener. King moved to Lewes in 1998, where she resided with her sister, Jewell McQuay.

King is survived by her sister, Jewell McQuay, and numerous nieces, great-nieces, great-great-nieces and -nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick King, and her two older sisters, Jane Hammond and Virginia Marchegiani.

Services and burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.