Ruley F. Banks Jr., 87, of Milford, Del., and formerly of Dagsboro, Del., passed away peacefully in his sleep at Delaware Hospice on July 14, 2016. Born in Millville, Del., on Nov. 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Ruley F. Banks Sr. and Amelia “Millie” Coburn Banks.
The Rev. James A. “Jimmy” Burton Sr., 81, of Dagsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his home. “Pastor Jim” was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Goodland, Kansas.
Robert T. Derrickson, 66, of Ocean View, Del., passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Milford, Del., son of Iona (Hickman) Derrickson and the late Oliver Derrickson.
George William Plath, 84, of Millville, Del., formerly of Claymont, Del., passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Renaissance Nursing Home in Millsboro, Del. He was the son of the late Luther Plath and Marion (Weidner) Plath.
Bradley James Parler passed away suddenly on July 13, 2016,
Family recalled of Parler that he had a good heart, was honest to a fault, never had a bad word to say about anyone and was a very good self-taught musician. He attended Delaware Technical Community College for three years. He had many friends from all walks of life. His family and friends loved him very much.
Randall “Randy” Richard, 57, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Bombay, N.Y., passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. He was born in St. Albans, Vt., son of Donald Richard and Shirley (Bombardier) Richard.
Richard had owned and operated East View Farms in Frankford since 1993. He was also a poultry grower for Mountaire Farms for more than 20 years.
Stephen L. Quesada, 66, passed on Friday, July 1, 2016, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 11, 1950, in Milford, Del., to the late William Quesada and Nancy Pepper Quesada.
Kathryn “Marie” Mitchell, 97, of Millsboro and Ocean View, Del., passed away in the care of Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Millsboro on July 3, 2016. She was born March 10, 1919, to the late William Calvin Wingate and Virginia Brittingham Wingate in Dagsboro, Del.
John Lyndon Jones, 52, of Frankford, Del., formerly of Rising Sun, Md., passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del., following a short but courageous battle with brain cancer. Jones was born in Jennersville, Pa., on June 20, 1964, son of Fred S. Jones and Doris (Montgomery) Jones.
Gerald O. Hudson, 66, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, Del., surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Frankford, Del., on Oct. 28, 1949, son of the late Orrie and Sally Hudson.
Gina Maria Holland, 58, was called home and passed away on July 2, 2016, at Future Care Irvington long-term care after a four-year battle of complications of a stroke. Holland was born March 5, 1958, in Lewes, Del., daughter of George and Lois Wolford.
Kurt Lee Fink, 57, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on July 7, 2016, at home. He was born April 29, 1959, in Northfield, Ohio, to the late Eugene D. Fink and Rosemary V. Fink.
James W. Harris Jr., 53, of Millsboro, Del., passed away late Thursday morning of June 30, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. He was born June 28, 1963, in Wilmington, Del., son of James and Nancy (Thompson) Harris, and was known amongst friends as “Little Jimmy.”
Theodore E. “Ted” “Gene” Harding, 85, of Ocean View, Del., passed away June 30, 2016. He was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Washington, D.C., and grew up with his seven siblings in Georgetown and Southeast D.C.
Robert L. “Bob” Gemmill, 84, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Newark, Del., passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on Aug. 29, 1931, son of the late John Gemmill and Marguerite (Dilman) Gemmill.
Jacquelyn Marie “Jackie” Evans, 75, of Ocean View, Del., passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family at her home on Monday, June 27, 2016, after bravely fighting through a long period of illness. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 29, 1940, to the late Howard George Sterner and Evelyn Marie (Sullens) Sterner.
Tobby Harold Ayers, 47, of Dover, Del., passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016. He was born in Wilmington, Del., to the late Elmer B. Ayers Sr. and Sarianne Mallick Ayers.
Ayers worked as a masonry contractor prior to his retirement. He was a quiet, gentle man and was passionate about baseball.
Emma Irlene Alexander, 74, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at her residence. She was born Sept. 11, 1941, in Dover, Del.
Alexander attended school at the Rose Valley School in her youth. She retired after 25 years as a baker for Hardee’s.
Anita Evans Procop, 75, of Millville, Del., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at her home, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 4, 1940, daughter of the late Thomas E. Hickman Jr. and Kathryn Hickman.
Charles Richard “Dick” Daly, 90, of Selbyville, Del., passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at home. Daly was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Leslie Daly and Elsie (Niland) Daly.
Daly had retired from the Central Intelligence Agency. He was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md., a member of the American Legion Post #166 and a U.S. Navy veteran.
Ruth N. Elvey, 87, of Dagsboro, Del., formerly of Enola, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Edward Percy Handy, 87, affectionately known as “Smiley” and “Love” to many of his family and friends, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Selbyville, Del., to the late Levin Handy and Lottie Laws Handy.
Benjamin Christopher “Ben” Hobgood, 38, of Ocean Pines, Md., died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. Hobgood was born in Alexandria, Va., son of the Rev. Dr. William Chris Hobgood and Cary Meade Hobgood of Ocean Pines.
Douglas B. Malsbury, 83, of South Bethany, Del., formerly of Hunterdon County, N.J., passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at his home. He was born in Trenton, N.J., on Jan. 28, 1933, son of the late Frank W. Malsbury and Madge (West) Malsbury.
William J. “Jimmy” Saunders, 59, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2016, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., surrounded by family and friends. Saunders was the son of Bessie Saunders and the late Lloyd Saunders, with whom he has been reunited in heaven.
Jesse Donald Parsons, 84, of Dagsboro, Del., passed away in the care of Guiding Hands Assisted Living Center in Berlin, Md., on June 21, 2016. He was born March 28, 1932, in Dagsboro, to the late Jesse W. Parsons and Georgie Lewis Parsons.
Patricia A. Johnson, 77, of Millsboro, Del., passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was born on July 28, 1938, in Elsmere, Del., to the late John Gray and Mabel Dobson Gray.
Helena B.F. Hartwick, 74, of Dagsboro, Del., and formerly of Rockville, Md., and Germantown, Md., passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at home, after a multiyear struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in 1941 in Aruba, daughter of the late Petrus Adrianus Kanters and Cornelia Maria (Koster) Kanters.
William Robert “Bill” Yantz, 67, peacefully passed away in his home, while surrounded by his loved ones, on June 13, 2016.
Yantz grew up in Bucks County, Pa., and graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1966. While growing up, his passion for scouting and the outdoors ultimately led to him earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
Edward L. Shegogue, 83, of Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Oxon Hill, Md., to the late Edward H. and Alice M. Earle Shegogue.