Obituaries


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

Michael ‘Mike’ Nee

Michael “Mike” Nee of Bethany Beach, Del., formerly of Fairfax, Va., died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, in Burke, Va., surrounded by his family, and gracious to the end.

Nee was the ultimate optimist in every situation and loved to tell a story...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:59pm

Madison E. Oals Jr., 79

Madison E. Oals Jr., 79, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Havre de Grace, Md., died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Salisbury Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Salisbury, Md. Oals was an avid fisherman and a member of the East Sussex Moose Lodge...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:58pm

Grover Wright Phillips, 92

Grover Wright Phillips, 92, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Phillips began his career with the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from Amtrak as a passenger conductor after 41...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:57pm

John J. Stamm, 79

John J. Stamm, 79, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Baltimore County, Md., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

Stamm obtained registration as a professional engineer and practiced civil engineering and...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:56pm

Leanne L. Tingle, 42

Leanne L. Tingle, 42, of Westover, Md., formerly of Selbyville, Del., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at home.

Tingle is survived by her parents, Prentice W. and Julia Ann (Pepper) Tingle of Selbyville; a sister, Nancy T. West of Selbyville...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:56pm

George A. Woods, 85

George A. Woods, 85, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Temple Hills, Md., passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010.

Woods served with the Royal British Navy during World War II and moved to the United States in 1957. He was a...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 12:55pm

Larry H. Brasure, 79

Larry H. Brasure, 79, of Selbyville, Del., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

Brasure had been a USDA poultry inspector, retiring after 25 years. He was a member of Sound United Methodist Church in...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:32am

John D. Heatwole, 78

John D. Heatwole, 78, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., surrounded by his loving family.
Heatwole was a Korean War veteran, having served in the...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:31am

Irene Marie Hudson, 77

Irene Marie Hudson, 77, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.

Hudson attended Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. She was a legal secretary for the Dean Betts law office for 20 years. She was an avid bowler,...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:30am

Joseph A. Hylinski Jr., 74

Joseph A. Hylinski Jr., 74, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Dec. 13, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Del.

Hylinski was a member of St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church in Georgetown, Del., where he was a greeter for many years...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:29am

Ruth Clements Lingo, 81

Ruth Clements Lingo, 81, of Millsboro, Del., died on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., surrounded by her loving family.

Lingo was employed by the Indian River School District for 30 years; eight years as a...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:28am

Maxine D. Lynch, 78

Maxine D. Lynch, 78, of Selbyville, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

In addition to her parents, Rodney and Helen (Rickards) Derrickson, Lynch was preceded in death by her husband,...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:28am

Albert H. Raymond Jr., 87

Albert H. Raymond Jr., 87, died at his home in Florida on Nov. 30, 2010.

Raymond was a devoted and loving husband who was an inspiration to all who knew him. He began his career as a co-op for IBM in Endicott, N.Y., and worked in Kingston...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:27am

A. Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Ronat, 85

A. Elizabeth “Betty” Ronat, 85, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at her home.

Ronat was the first woman to graduate from Westminster College with a bachelor’s of science...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:26am

Carlette M. Rowan, 80

Carlette M. Rowan, 80, passed away peacefully at home, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Francis William Rowan; children and spouses, Bill and Trudie, Jim and Theresa, Pat, Tim and Beth, and Tina and Allen;...

Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 2:23am

Florence McAteer Barger, 64

Florence McAteer Barger, 64, of Selbyville, Del., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.
She was employed by Old Pro Golf in Ocean City, Md., as an artist.

Barger was preceded in death by her parents,...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:40am

William T. Brown, 79

William T. Brown, 79, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Brown served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as an electrical engineer with the DuPont Nylon...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:38am

William T. Brown, 79

William T. Brown, 79, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Brown served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as an electrical engineer with the DuPont Nylon...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:38am

William T. Brown, 79

William T. Brown, 79, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Brown served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as an electrical engineer with the DuPont Nylon...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:38am

William T. Brown, 79

William T. Brown, 79, of Gumboro, Del., passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md.

Brown served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired as an electrical engineer with the DuPont Nylon...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:38am

Linda P. ‘Dee’ Doughten, 64

Linda P. “Dee” Doughten, 64, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, after courageously fighting cancer for six and a half years.

Doughten worked as a school bus driver...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:37am

Oscar Lee Ford, 84

Oscar Lee Ford, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Selbyville, Del., and Roanoke, Va., passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at his home.

Ford served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, during World War II. He was the first president of the...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:36am

Donna “Momma Donna” Drexel Kahler, 75

Donna “Momma Donna” Drexel Kahler, 75, of Georgetown, Del., passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Kahler lived her life fully for the Lord as a servant to others. She faithfully attended Calvary...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 2:27am