Obituaries


Donna L. Heathman Drummond, 56

Donna L. Heathman Drummond, 56, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She and Clarence Drummond owned and operated Heathman Jewelers in Dagsboro for many years....

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:11am

Janet Katherine Hilt, 80

Janet Katherine Hilt, 80, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.

She was a member of the Peninsula Community Church in Selbyville, Del., and worked for many years as a sales representative for AT&T, before her...

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:10am

Eleanor Freeman MacOnie, 81

Eleanor Freeman MacOnie, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in her beloved home in Bethany Beach, Del.

As a Navy wife, she got to see much of the world and taught school in most of the places she lived.

Wife of...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:53am

Lucille B. Magee, 95

Lucille B. Magee, 95, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes.

She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church and a member emeritus of the Junior Board of...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:51am

Gene A. Murray, 74

Gene A. Murray, 74, of Topsail Island, N.C., and Bethesda, Md., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at his home in Topsail Island, after a lengthy illness.

The oldest of six children, Murray worked in the family chicken and milling...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:49am

Hubs Norton Pahren, 76

Hubs Norton Pahren, 76, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Cranford, N.J., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Pahren was the director of computer services at Foster Wheeler Development...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:49am

Robert G. ‘Bob’ Rahn, 73

Robert G. “Bob” Rahn, 73, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Dillsburg, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Rahn retired from Harsco Corporation in Harrisburg. Pa. He was a member of the American...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:47am

John Edgar ‘Jack’ Redefer, 76

John Edgar “Jack” Redefer, 76, a longtime resident of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Redefer loved walking the coast line of Dewey Beach and fishing in...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:46am

Goldie A. Smallwood, 90

Goldie A. Smallwood, 90, of Showell, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Smallwood had been a sales clerk for several retail stores over the years. She was a member of Showell United Methodist...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:45am

Goldie A. Smallwood, 90

Goldie A. Smallwood, 90, of Showell, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Smallwood had been a sales clerk for several retail stores over the years. She was a member of Showell United Methodist...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:49am

John F. Sobkowiak, 88

John F. Sobkowiak, 88, of Ocean City, Md., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.

Sobkowiak worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 39 years. He served in the Army during World War II and during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:48am

Ruth Ann Burton Thornton, 80

Ruth Ann Burton Thornton, 80, of Selbyville, Del., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Millsboro, Del.

Thornton was a member of Selbyville Assembly of God Church and enjoyed gardening, walking and reading.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:47am

Helen Holland Vinyard, 89

Helen Holland Vinyard, 89, of Millsboro, Del., and formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Vinyard attended Holy Trinity Cathedral new Berlin and was a member of the Daughters of...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:46am

Juliann M. ‘Julie’ Walterhoefer, 68

Julian M. “Julie” Walterhoefer, 68, passed away while under the care of the Homestead Manor Assisted Living Facility in Denton, Md., on Jan. 26, 2011.

For 20 years, she was a “stay-at-home mom.” Then she worked for the FAA at BWI Airport;...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:44am

Edwin D. ‘Eddie’ Welch, 82

Edwin D. “Eddie” Welch, 82, of Fenwick Island, Del., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Welch had been a pressman for Judd & Detwiler Printing Co. in Washington, D.C., for 19 years. He was a life...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:43am

William Randall ‘Bill’ McGinnes Jr., 27

William Randall “Bill” McGinnes Jr., 27, of Bridgeville, Del., passed away on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.

He is survived by his father, William R. McGinnes Sr.; mother, Linda McGinnes; stepmother, Pam; grandparents, Grace Avery of Millsboro,...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:41am

Gary Hughes Esposito, 65

Gary Hughes Esposito, 65, of Ocean City, Md., and formerly of Oxford, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Chesapeake Rehabilitation Center in Salisbury, Md.
He had owned Business Systems Consultants in Ocean City for 20 years.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:24am

Frances Downs Hudson, 104

Frances Downs Hudson, 104, of Selbyville, Del., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Md.

Hudson had been a secretary for the former Morris Poultry Farm and Hatchery in Bishopville, Md. She...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:23am

James Oborn Leighton, 78

James Oborn Leighton, 78, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Jan. 19, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Leighton was a U.S. Army veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam eras.

He was preceded in death by his mother,...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:22am

Janette M. McCabe, 78

Janette M. McCabe, 78, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

McCabe was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Courtland; daughter, Terri McCabe; and...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:21am

Madison E. Oals Jr.

A memorial service for Madison E. Oals Jr. will be held on Jan. 29, 2011, at the Community Lutheran Church, at Route 20 and Omar Road in Frankford, Del., from 1 to 3 p.m. The snow date is Feb. 5, 2011.

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:20am

Rita B. Studzinski, 88

Rita B. Studzinski, 88, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at her home.

Studzinski was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach,...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:20am

Barbara A. White, 75

Barbara A. White, 75, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

White had been a secretary for the Prince George’s County school system and was an active member of Salem United Methodist...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:18am

Elva Mae Hopkins Wise, 69

Elva Mae Hopkins Wise, 69, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at the Milford Hospice Center, Milford, Del.

Wise was employed for more than 25 years at H&H Poultry, now Mountaire Farms Inc. She loved visiting family and...

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 3:16am

Indian River swim team garners first victory

Since the Indian River High School varsity swimming program emerged in the 2009 winter season, coaches Colin Crandell and Donna Smith have been elated at the growing interest from ambitious athletes. Winning wasn’t at the top of their agenda, so...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:17am

Dorothy V. ‘Dot’ Bowman, 93

Dorothy V. “Dot” Bowman, 93, of Selbyville, Del., and formerly of Hyattsville, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Atlantic Shores Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del.

She had been a school secretary with Prince George’s County. She was a...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:09am

Howard T. Jarvis, 99

Howard T. Jarvis, 99, of Selbyville, Del., died Monday, Jan.10, 2011.

He was an accountant with the Department of the Army and was a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was also a World War II Army veteran.

Jarvis was preceded in death...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:08am

Clara “Emily” Mitchell, 100

Clara Emily Mitchell – “Emily,” as everyone knew her – 100, passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2011, surrounded by her family.

She was a member of the Hickory Hill United Methodist Church and a member of the UMC Women. She was a lovely,...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:07am

Madison E. Oals Jr.

A memorial service for Madison E. Oals Jr. will be held on Jan. 29, 2011, at the Community Lutheran Church, at Route 20 and Omar Road in Frankford, Del., from 1 to 3 p.m. The snow date is Feb. 5, 2011.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:06am

William Edward ‘Bill’ Norwood, 81

William Edward “Bill” Norwood, 81, of Millsboro, Del., died on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Norwood was a carpenter for many years and also worked at Townsend’s and Mountaire. He never officially...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:05am

Ardith B. Piper, 68

Ardith B. Piper, 68, of Ellendale, Del., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Piper was a retired home health-care worker. She loved life and lived her life fully, and was devoted to her family and was truly...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:05am

Tony Steele, 51

Tony Steele, 51, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.

Steele worked at George and Lynch as a heavy equipment operator before launching his own business of eight years, TLC Transit Services LLC. As a school bus...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:02am

Nora O. Renshaw, 93

Nora O. Renshaw, 93, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Renaissance Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro, Del.

Renshaw was a licensed beautician in Pennsylvania from 1937 to...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:01am

Paige Aldre Williamson, 8 months

Paige Aldre Williamson, 8 months, of Dagsboro, Del., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.

“Paige was our gift who touched more lives in her short time than many do in their lifetime. She...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 2:58am

Melva Lee Weber, 81

Melva Lee Weber, 81, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Joanne’s House of Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs.

Weber was a veteran of the United States Navy.

In addition to her...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 2:58am

Norma Lee Wingate, 73

Norma Lee Wingate, 73, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan.13, 2011, at her home.

Wingate was previously employed with Murray’s Feed Service as a secretary and then worked for the Bethany Beach Post Office, retiring...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 2:57am

Harold R. Benson, 87

Harold R. Benson, 87, of Bishopville, Md., went home to be with his Loving Savior, surrounded by his family and friends at his residence on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.

He had been a farmer for many years and a member of the Worcester County Farm...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:34am

Jeanne Ayers Booth, 89

Jeanne Ayers Booth, 89, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formally of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her three loving children, on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.

Booth was a member of the Huguenot Society of America, a...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:33am

Thurman Leroy Hitchens, 80

Thurman Leroy Hitchens, 80, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.

Hitchens was a Korean War veteran, and was awarded the U.N. Service Medal and three Bronze Stars. He was retired from Perdue Farms.

Hitchens was preceded in death by...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:32am

Thomas T. ‘Tom’ Campbell, 76

Thomas T. “Tom” Campbell, 76, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del.

Campbell had been the plant manager at First State Packaging in Salisbury, Md., and was a member of Salem United...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:31am

Harry E. Holston, 89

Harry E. Holston, 89, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Life Care at Lofland Park.

Holston was a member of Providence United Methodist Church. He was a grain and chicken farmer for more than 55 years, an avid...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:31am

George Raymond Hudson, 62

George Raymond Hudson, 62, of Frankford, Del., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Hudson retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 23 years of service. He was a member of Sound United Methodist...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:27am

Charlotte Ann Rickards, 89

Charlotte Ann Rickards, 89, of Millsboro, Del., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Harrison House Senior Living in Georgetown, Del.

She was a homemaker and business partner, with her husband, in Greenhill Treasures Antiques. Her memberships...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:26am

Linda Lawson Smith, 44

Linda Lawson Smith, 44, of Frankford, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Smith is survived by her husband, Robert Smith Jr.; children, Jennifer C. Shufelt, Amanda A. Schwartz and...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:26am

Edward J. Clark

Edward J. Clark, of Ocean View, Del., died on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, after a long battle with lung disease.

Clark was loving husband of Faye Clark and the father of James Clark, Gary Clark, Theresa Highsmith, Carol Ross and Mary Whitney....

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 5:36am

Seatta F. Murray, 88

Seatta F. Murray, 88, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011.

Murray was a member of the Selbyville Assembly of God Church in Selbyville.

In addition to her parents, Frederick and Anna Marie (...

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 5:35am

Irma S. Timmons

Irma S. Timmons passed away at home on Dec. 30, 2010, surrounded by family.

She was owner and operator of Irma’s Draperies for many years. She enjoyed flowers, animals, cooking, gardening, fishing, crabbing, clamming, playing cards and...

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 5:35am

Regina O’Grady Vincent, 93

Regina O’Grady Vincent, 93, of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.
She was a loving and dedicated mother.

Vincent was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph...

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 5:34am

Elmer W. Baumgardner, 79

Elmer W. Baumgardner, 79, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.
He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 31 years, Mary B....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 1:01pm

Robert Charles ‘Lights On’ Johnson, 62

Robert Charles Johnson, 62, better known in racing circles as “Lights On” Johnson, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

He was affiliated with St. John UMC and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the Green...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 1:00pm