Obituaries


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...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Hannah Nicklas Mowen, 67

Hannah Nicklas Mowen, 67, of Millsboro, died Dec. 15, 2006, at home. She was a self-employed market researcher. She enjoyed cooking, ceramics, reading and her grandchildren.

She and her husband moved to the area in 1981.

She is...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mary H. Ward, age 75

Mary H. Ward, age 75, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

She was a 1951 graduate of the Garfield School of Nursing of Washington, D.C. A...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

John Wayne Riddle, 68

John Wayne Riddle, 68, of Frankford, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Seaford, the son of the late David and Virginia (Huskins) Riddle. Riddle worked in the...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Alexa Nevaeh Sterner, newborn

Alexa Nevaeh Sterner, newborn daughter of David Sterner and Tracey Sinnott, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

“A person is a person, no matter how small. Unto us a child is born, a special child...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Aubrey Phillips Murray, 84

Aubrey Phillips Murray, 84, of Millsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006.

Murray enjoyed a long and accomplished life, including: Partner of Collis and Ryan Gas Co., past president of the Delmarva Gas Association, past vice-chairman of...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48

Bruce E. Brosnahan, 48, of Dagsboro, passed away suddenly, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Wilmington on May 30, 1958, son of the late Cornelius Brosnahan and...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

William Lee ‘Jake’ Hayes Sr., 69

William Lee “Jake” Hayes Sr., 69, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at his home, after a short battle with cancer. He was born May 8, 1937, in Painter, Va., the son of Anna Hayes, who preceded him in death. He received his education in...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Wayne Edwin Stidham, 78

Wayne Edwin Stidham, 78, of Ocean View, formerly of Baltimore and Dundalk, Md., died Saturday Dec. 9, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, son of the late, Hubert and Mollie (Keibler) Stidham...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

L. Amelia ‘Penny’ Carmine, 84

L. Amelia “Penny” Carmine, 84, of Millsboro, Del., died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro, Del.

Carmine retired from Stockley Center with 20 years of service. She had been a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Gilbert C. Eastman, 72

Gilbert C. Eastman, 72, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Annapolis, Md., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was a member of the Delaware Association of the Deaf.

He is survived by his wife, June R....

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Stephen R. Jones (Steve), 31

Stephen R. Jones (Steve), 31, of Lewes, was died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.

Steve was born Dec. 14, 1974, in Newark, and moved to Lewes as a young child. He was the supervisor of Public Works for the town of Laurel and had served with the...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Zada Walston Wilgus, 102

Zada Walston Wilgus, 102, of Bethany Beach, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., embraced by her children.

Zada was a 1922 graduate of Buckingham High School in Berlin, Md. She was a charter...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Martin Royston Pettit, 71

Martin Royston Pettit, 71, of Millsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at home.

He was born in New Church, Va., son of the late, Martin and Mildred (Covington) Pettit. He was a auditor for Farmers Bank of the State of Delaware, retiring...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Reese Barnes ‘Barney’ Elliott Jr., 51

Reese Barnes “Barney” Elliott Jr., 51, of Millsboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006.

Elliott was a retired heavy equipment operator with Bunting and Murray Construction.

He enjoyed bottle collecting, carving ducks, football, NASCAR,...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Marguerite (Rogers) Hill, 89

Marguerite (Rogers) Hill, 89, of Lewes, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, as a result of injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.

Hill was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Edward and Bertie (Ellingsworth) Rogers. She was...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Russell J. Shockley

Russell J. Shockley, of Millers Neck Road, Frankford, died on Nov. 16, 2006.

Russell was the son of the late George and Mabel Shockley of Bayard, near Camp Barnes. He graduated from Lord Baltimore High School and was then employed by...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

James P. ‘Jamie’ Beauchamp Sr., 33

James P. “Jamie” Beauchamp Sr., 33, of Millville, died Monday, Dec. 4. He was a plumber and worked for his father at Beauchamp Plumbing and Heating in Selbyville.

He was a volunteer with the Lower Sussex Little League and was an avid...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

John Hargis Sturgis Jr., 55

John Hargis Sturgis Jr., 55, of Dagsboro, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.

John was born in Bishop, Md., and was a truck driver for Croppers.

John enjoyed NASCAR, working on cars, gardening and Barbequing.

He is survived by his...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mary Jane Davis, 90

Mary Jane Davis, 90, of Ocean View, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at the Harrison Senior Living Nursing Home in Georgetown.

Davis was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Johnstown, Pa.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Joseph W. Mauro, 76

Joseph W. Mauro, 76, of Millsboro, formerly of Aston Township, Pa, died surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Chester, Pa., son of the late George and Rose (Vail) Mauro...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Jessie Lee Thomas, 77

Jessie Lee Thomas, 77, of Frankford, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006.

He was a retired poultry worker.

He loved fishing, playing pool, people and was a stranger to no one. He also was a very good cook.

He is survived by his...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Rebecca J. Donohue, 74

Rebecca J. Donohue, 74, of Frankford, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at the Deer’s Head Coastal Hospice in Salisbury, Md.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved to cook.

She was a member of Abundant Life Church in Georgetown...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Clyde M. Tripple III, 66

Clyde M. Tripple III, 66, of Lancaster, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006.

Tripple retired as a supervisor/forman from Veitch Printing Corp. after 42 years of service. He had also worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for 15 years. He...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mary E. Nelson, 80

Mary E. Nelson, 80, of Millsboro, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006.

Nelson was a member of Friendship Methodist Church Millsboro. She sang in the church choir. She loved to go out to dinner and do needle work. She retired from Townsend’s Inc....

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Charles H. Moore, 88

Charles H. Moore, 88, of Oak Orchard, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Millsboro, son of the late Charlie and Mary (Johnson) Moore.

Moore was an assembly line worker for General...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Stanley Eugene Klein, 51

Stanley Eugene Klein, 51, of Georgetown, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.

Klein was a retired security guard for Sussex County in the administrative building.

Klein enjoyed reading the Bible, old Westerns and fishing, and was a hard-...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lois G. Rose, 63

Lois G. Rose, 63, of Millsboro, died Monday Nov. 20, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

She was born in Reading, Pa., daughter of the late, Clarence and Katherine (Eyrich) Love.

Rose was a retired accounting clerk for Reading...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ashley Nicole Thompson, 19

Ashley Nicole Thompson, 19, of Georgetown, died Thursday Nov. 23, 2006 as a result of injuries she sustained when hit by an automobile while walking with her cousin on Thanksgiving Day.

Thompson was born in Milford, the daughter of Steven...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frances B. West, 93

Frances B. West, 93, of Millsboro, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro.

West had been a member of the Eastern Star. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

She is survived by her...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lester Stewart Dinsmore, 82

Lester Stewart Dinsmore, 82, of Millsboro, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Baltimore City, Md., son of the late Martin and Mary (Rigler) Dinsmore.

Dinsmore was a veteran of World War II,...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Edna Dorothy ‘Dot’ Weber, 84

Edna Dorothy “Dot” Weber, 84, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at Kent General Hospital in Dover.

She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., to Pauline and Edward Shadel, and married Clyde Weber on Sept. 28, 1940. After her mother and her husband...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Deborah Joan ‘Jersey’ Veach, 47

Deborah Joan “Jersey” Veach, 47, of Millsboro, formerly of Camden County, N.J., died suddenly Friday Nov. 17, 2006.

She was born on June 20, 1959, in Camden, N.J., daughter to the late Sommers and Margaret (Foreman) Veach. She was a cook...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Gladys Marie Dodd, 94

Gladys Marie Dodd, 94, of Selbyville, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Md.

She had been a supervisor with the U.S. Census Bureau for many years. She was a life member of the...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Harry Cullen, 91

Harry Cullen, 91, of Selbyville, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at home.

He was the owner of Harry Cullen Floor and Wall Covering Inc., Selbyville, for 50 years. He was a member of the Selbyville Elks Lodge BPOE 2173, the Mason Dixon VFW...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Gladys A. Swann, 77

Gladys A. Swann, 77, of Selbyville, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro.

She had been a land developer for many years and a member of the Sound United Methodist Church, Williamsville.

She is survived by...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Donald E. Crawford, 77

Donald E. Crawford, 77, of Millville, formerly of Gladwin, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

He was a retired construction engineer.

Crawford is survived by his loving wife, Louise Heigold...

Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Capt. Robert E. Phelps, USCG/Ret., 69

Capt. Robert E. Phelps, USCG/Ret., 69, of Millsboro, formerly of Baltimore and Ocean View, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at home.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 31 years, retiring with the rank of Captain. After retiring, he became a...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Nina A. Deming, age 93

Nina A. Deming, age 93, of Rehoboth Beach, died on Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at the Lewes Convalescent Center in Lewes.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed doing volunteer work for Meals on Wheels. Nina loved her family and enjoyed spending time...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Hazel Virginia Furrow, 81

Hazel Virginia Furrow, 81, of Millsboro, died Friday, Nov. 10.

Hazel was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro, De. She retired from Stockley Center, Georgetown as a dining corps- purchasing agent. She also had worked for...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Braniya Blessing Brown Jones, 7 months

Braniya Blessing Brown Jones, 7 months of Delmar MD, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2006.

She is survived by her mother, Carrie Jones; father, Robert Brown; sisters, Aubrie Jones, McKenna Jones, and Tackoma Toomey; grandmothers, Gloria White and...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Barbara Ann Iles, 66

Barbara Ann Iles, 66, of Long Neck, formerly of Wilmington, died Wednesday Nov. 8, 2006 at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born in Wilmington, Delaware on Sept. 19, 1940 the daughter of the late,...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frances R. Nottingham, age 91

Frances R. Nottingham, age 91, of Glen Bernie, MD, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday Nov. 8, 2006 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md.

She was born in Claymont, DE, the daughter of the late, Harvey E. Roberts, Sr...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Arthur F. Lakin Jr., 77

Arthur F. Lakin Jr., 77, of Selbyville, formerly of College Park, MD, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Berlin, MD.

He spent his childhood years working on a farm and hunting the mountains of Western...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mildred J. Carter “Millie,” 64

Mildred J. Carter “Millie,” 64, of Lewes, formerly of Holmes, PA, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD.

She had worked for Ace Markets as a meat department clerk for many years. She was a U/ S. Navy...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Preston “Cobby” Hastings, 63

Preston “Cobby” Hastings, 63 of Laurel, Delaware died Nov. 11, 2006.

“Cobby,” worked 30 years for Dukes Lumber Company. He was a member of the Seaford Moose Lodge. He volunteered his time to serve people in need. He was an avid Dale...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Louise F. Vaughn, 94

Louise F. Vaughn, 94, of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Lewes, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Springbrook Adventist Nursing Center in Silver Spring, Md.

Vaughn was born in Lewes, daughter of the late James Thompson Futcher and Lydia...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Nancy W. Yarish, 63

Nancy W. Yarish, 63 of Millsboro, formerly of Connellsville, Pa., lost her life to cancer Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at her home.

She was born March 24, 1943, in Connellsville, Pa., a daughter of the late Edgar A. and Madeline Dawson Wilcox....

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Rachel L. Felix, 104

Rachel L. Felix, 104, of Ocean View, formerly of New Castle, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 in Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

She was born May 29, 1902, in Naples, Italy, and was the daughter of the late Aneboley and Ermine...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Catherine M. Davis, 83

Catherine M. Davis, 83, of Millsboro, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006.

Davis was a member of Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church in Millsboro, where she sang in the church choir. She and her husband had been in the truckers’ union. She enjoyed...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm