Obituaries


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

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

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

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

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

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

Louis F. ‘Dickie’ Lynch, 82

Louis F. “Dickie” Lynch, 82, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md.

He had been the former owner and operator of The Patty Lyn Restaurant in Bethany Beach for 13 years and a carpenter for many years. He was...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

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

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

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