Alvin B. Conaway, 90, of Georgetown, Del., passed away and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 25, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born in Laurel, Del., on May 13, 1928, to the late Raymond L. Conaway and Verdie Elliott Conaway.
He was a 1947 graduate of Laurel High School, where he played football and held the title of president of the FFA. His love of farming began as a young boy helping his parents on their farm and, later in life, he founded his own farm, the ABC Farms, which consisted of poultry, grain and livestock. Even at age 90, he still didn’t want to call himself retired, as he was always involved in the farming operation in some capacity. In 2017, he was named the Sussex County Farmer of the Year.
Conaway was a founding member of the Dagsboro Church of God and loved attending church, volunteering whenever he was able to help out, and loved his church family. He was past Sunday-school superintendent and taught Sunday-school for adults and children. Conaway was a fine example of a Christian man — family-oriented and devoted to his family.
In addition to his parents, Conaway was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Angie Conaway, in 2007; a stepson, Robert M. Hurst Jr., in 2002; and a step-granddaughter, Ashley Hurst, in 2017. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Ruth Conaway of Georgetown; two children, Diane Conaway Rogers and her companion, Bob Lingo, of Georgetown, and Kenny Conaway and his wife, Peggy, of Georgetown; a stepdaughter, Alicia Renee Stockwell and her husband, Bruce, of Port Richey, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Mae Smith and her husband, David, of Bridgeville, Del.; a brother, Granville Conaway and his wife, Dorothy, of Georgetown; four grandsons, Troy Rogers, Shawn Rogers, K.C. Conaway and Timmy Rogers; 14 great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.
A funeral service and celebration of Conaway’s life were scheduled for June 1, 2018, at the Dagsboro (Del.) Church of God, with burial at Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial donations to the Dagsboro Church of God; 32224 DuPont Blvd.; Dagsboro, DE 19939, or to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.