Obituaries


Edna Stephens, 91

Edna Stephens, 91, of Selbyville, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

She was a homemaker and a member of Sound United Methodist Church in Williamsville, Del.

She is survived by three sons, Horace...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Victoria DeSanctis Phillips, 89

Victoria DeSanctis Phillips, 89, formerly of Millville passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, in Englewood, Fla. “Miss Vicki” was born July 11, 1917, in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Alfredo and Carmella DeSanctis. In addition to being a wonderful...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

William Thomas Leonard, 68

William Thomas Leonard, 68 of Millsboro died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.

Leonard enjoyed building, counseling, kids, Westerns, teasing and playing jokes. He was retired from Mountaire Farms in the sanitation department.

He is survived by...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Harriet H. Wyatt, 66

Harriet H. Wyatt, 66, of Georgetown, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She had been a homemaker.

She is survived by daughters Linda Adamson and Lisa West; brother Joseph Cannon; four...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Raymond Blake, 90

Raymond Blake, 90 of Bishopville, Md., died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

Blake enjoyed fishing, hunting. He was a hard-working, friendly and neighborly man, family members said. He was known as the neighborhood repair man. He would do anything...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Ethaleene S. Prettyman, 88

Ethaleene S. Prettyman, age 88, of Lewes, died Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006 in Florida.

She was a retired beauty shop owner and operator, and assisted her husband and family with the operations of the family farm near Lewes.

She was a...

Thursday, November 9, 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

Wendy Irene Floyd, 33

Wendy Irene Floyd, 33, died a tragic death Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at her residence in Hebron.

Born in Salisbury, Md., she was the daughter of Milt Warren and her stepmother, Geri Warren, of Selbyville and Irene Carter and her stepfather,...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Charles L. ‘Buddy’ Truitt II, 48

Charles L. “Buddy” Truitt II, 48, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Truitt was born in Lewes on Oct. 16, 1958, to the late Charles L. and Mildred Elizabeth (Stubbs) Truitt. He was a master...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Mearl G. Layton Sr., 67

Mearl G. Layton, Sr., 67 of Frankford, Del, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at his home.

Layton was born on Feb. 13, 1939, to the late Samuel L. and Hazel (Quillen) Layton. He was a graduate...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Richard L. Timmons, 85

Richard L. Timmons, 85, of Ocean View, died at his home on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, after a long illness.

He was the son of the late Violetus and Grace Malin Timmons. He was a graduate of Lord Baltimore High School, where he served as class...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Alisa Y. Jordan, 36

Alisa Yvette Jordan 36, of Frankford, Del., was welcomed to heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Jordan was born Aug. 29, 1970, in Salisbury, Md., the daughter of Clemon and Willa Jordan. She was a...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Judson Charles Chamberlain, 21

Judson Charles Chamberlain, 21, of Bishopville, Md., died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006 at Atlantic General Berlin, Md.

He was a customer service representative for Delmarva Toll Call and a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School. He was an...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Lorenzo W. McCabe, 84

Lorenzo W. McCabe, 84, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Selbyville, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Hospice Center of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

He was a financial officer for the State of Delaware, in charge of patient accounts at...

Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Stacey Leigh Shockley, 29

Stacey Leigh Shockley, 29, of Lincoln, died Oct. 17, 2006.

Shockley loved softball, ice skating and ice hockey. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Equal Rights Association.

She is survived by her mother, Nancy...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joan Elizabeth Lacy, 42

Joan Elizabeth Lacy, 42, of Galestown, Md., known fondly as “Joanie” passed away at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md., on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1963, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Francis “...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Margaret L. Battaglino, 90

Margaret L. Battaglino, 90, of Rehoboth Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

She is survived by a son, R. Wayne Battaglino; a daughter, Margaret L. Whalen and her husband Thomas J.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Charles M. Soucy, 78

Charles M. Soucy, 78, of Millsboro, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

He was born in Central Falls, R.I., son of the late Charles Eugene and Eva (Donoso) Soucy. Soucy was a veteran of...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Juliet L. (Ramos) Knox, 92

Juliet L. (Ramos) Knox, 92, of Lewes, Del, and Pompano Beach and Crystal River, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Knox was born in Portugal to the late Mecia Leonilda Cordeira (Moniz) Ramos and Antonio...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Apostle Bruce L. Cannon Sr., 54

Apostle Bruce L. Cannon Sr., 54 of Harrington, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006.

Apostle Cannon was the pastor of the Word Alive Ministries, in Harrington. Founder and overseer of No More Walls Ministry and MFM Ministry, Apostle Cannon was a...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Calvin L. Hammond, 68

Calvin L. Hammond, 68 of Gumboro, Del., died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford.

Hammond retired from Collins Saw Mill as a mechanic after 38 years of service. He had been a life member of the Gumboro Vol. Fire...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Reba E. Warren, 84

Reba E. Warren, 84, of Millsboro, died Oct. 16, 2006, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes.

Warren loved to read, watch hummingbirds, cook and babysit for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to travel to the Outer Banks of North...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joseph B. Malanik, 78

Joseph B. Malanik, 78, of Lewes, formerly of Pennsauken, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

He was born in Drexel Hill, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Otilia (Verba) Malanik. Malanik was a World War II...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

James F. “Jim” Burnside Jr., 78

James F. “Jim” Burnside Jr., 78, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Berlin Nursing Home in Berlin, Md.

He was a retired funeral director with Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Della M. Jackson, 94

Della M. Jackson, 94, of Georgetown, Del., died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at Harbor Health Care, Lewes.

Jackson was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Georgetown, Del. She had been a cafeteria manager for East Millsboro School for 20 years...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Thelma Woolcock Cochran, 87

Thelma Woolcock Cochran, 87, of Bethany Beach, formerly of Johnstown, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

She was born in Windber, Pa., and was a retired practical nurse.

She is survived by two...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Shirley Marie Lively, 70

Shirley Marie Lively, 70 of Georgetown, Del., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

She was a member of the AARP, sang in the choir, collected cookbooks, and loved gospel music and knitting. She attended St. Johns...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elizabeth E. Harper, 92

Elizabeth E. Harper, 92, of Frankford, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2006.

She was born in Rehoboth Beach, the daughter of the late Oliver and Evie Mitchell. She was a homemaker, school bus driver and poultry farm...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Freta C. Hill, 80

Freta C. Hill, age 80, of Ocean View, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. She was born in Montrose, W.Va., daughter of the late Omer and Mary Flanagan. Hill was a retired clerk for the Social Security Administration in...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Stephen C. Knox, 96

Stephen C. Knox, 96, of Ocean View, passed away on his birthday, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, after a short illness.

He was born in Bethany Beach, the son of the late Harry and Linda...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Norma Irene Dubek, 83

Norma Irene Dubek, 83 of Millville, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

Dubek was born in Ocean View, Del., daughter to the late William and Lucy Etta (Richards...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Catherine C. Muth, 87

Catherine C. Muth, 87, of Ocean City, Md, formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Berlin nursing and Rehab Center, Berlin, Md.

She is survived by her daughter, Catherine T. Maaskant; a brother, Donald T. Tillery,...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Arthur F. ‘Otts’ Bortle, 64

Arthur F. “Otts” Bortle, 64, of Bishopville, Md., formerly of Baltimore, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at home.

He was retired from Proctor & Gamble as a welder and fabricator and was a member of the Beachcombers Corvette Club of...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Keith Emory West, 50

Keith Emory West, 50, of Blades, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Delmar, Md.

He was a self-employed mason.

He lived by his own motto, “I is what I is,” and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Carolyn J. ‘Mammy’ Cannon, 57

Carolyn J. “Mammy” Cannon, 57, of Georgetown, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home, Millsboro.

Cannon enjoyed cooking, yard sales, playing cards and being with family and friends. She was a fun-loving person....

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frank H. Mitchell, 88

Frank H. Mitchell, 88, of Lewes, Del., passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Mitchell was born in Laurel, Del, on Feb. 2, 1918, to the late Charles and Amelia (...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Anna Louise Coursey, 92

Anna Louise Coursey, 92, of Lincoln, Del., died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home, Millsboro.

Coursey was a very kind, loving and giving person. She attended Indian Mission United Methodist Church, Harbeson. She...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Elizabeth Anne Royle, 77

Elizabeth Anne Royle, 77, of Millsboro, Del., died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

She was an avid C-Span watcher. She also enjoyed reading and cooking. She was a NASCAR fan, with Dale Earnhart Jr. as her favorite...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Nicholas Sowa, 72

Nicholas Sowa, 72, of Millsboro, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, surrounded by his family, after a courageous fight with cancer.

He was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Sandy Run, Pa., the son of the late Sebastian and Mary Sowa. He moved to...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Ralph M. Kline, 80

Ralph M. Kline, 80, of Pot-Nets Lakeside in Millsboro, formerly of Hamilton Square and Newark, N.J., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at the Bayhealth Center in Dover.

Kline was born on May 7, 1926, in Ringtown, Pa., son of the late...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Allen J. Lister, 48

Allen J. Lister, 48, of Millsboro died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

Lister was a refrigeration tech for Allen’s Foods for 11 years. He moved to Delaware in 1971 from Drexel Hill, Pa. Allen will be missed...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Margurite D. Bright, 52

Margurite D. Bright, 52, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at Bay Health Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford.

Bright loved to crochet, garden, cook and clean. She had been a bank teller for Wilmington Trust in Millsboro. She...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Paula I. Hudson, 38

Paula I. Hudson, 38, of Millsboro died Sept. 27, 2006 at Christiana Hospital, Christiana.

Hudson was a loving and caring person who loved everyone. She loved to do crafts, signs and calligraphy. She was a talented artist. She received the...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Joyce Jackson Bailey, 65

Joyce Jackson Bailey, 65, of Delmar, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Deer’s Head, Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Gary and Dawn Marie Bailey; five brothers, and six sisters; and...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Jesse Lee Bowen, 54

Jesse Lee Bowen, 54, of Delmar, Del., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, in Perth Amboy, N.J.

Bowen loved drag racing and he was a Vietnam War veteran.

He is survived by his companion, April Ford; children, Latrisha Parker and Henry Jr...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Edith Mae King, 63

Edith Mae King, 63, of Laurel, died Thursday, Sept. 28, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford.

King was born in Bishopville, Md. She enjoyed camping, grandchildren and taking care of her family.

She is survived by two sons,...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Dr. Alois E. Maresch, 89

Dr. Alois E. Maresch, 89, died unexpectedly in Germany after a brief illness on Sept. 16, 2006.

He was born March 8, 1917, in Teschen, Austria. He loved sports and participated in whitewater kayaking in the 1936 Olympics. He was the third...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Robert Steiner III, 62

Robert Steiner III, 62, of Long Neck, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at home.

He was born in Lindenwold, N.J., the son of the late Robert and Margaret (Deeney) Steiner. He was a supervisor of HVAC and a Vietnam veteran, serving in the U.S....

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Marion Burton, 84

Marion Burton, 84, of Millsboro, Del., died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Harrison House, Georgetown, Del.

Burton was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church in Millsboro and of the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro. She will be missed...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

John Barry Pitman, 53

John Barry Pitman, 53, of Dagsboro, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

He was a self-employed painter and a member of Moose Lodge #2542 and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his father,...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm