Leola Brown Davis
Leola Brown Davis, of Middletown, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 27, 2005. She passed peacefully at her home at the age of 87.
Leola was born in Sinkler's Creek, Va. on July 8, 1917. She came to Delaware with her family on April 7, 1929, and settled in Newark.
She and her husband, W. Harvey Davis, farmed together in the Middletown area for more than 40 years. She retired from the Appoquinimink School District in 1988 after 15 years of service. She came to accept the Lord as savior at a very early age and faith continued to be a major part of her life. She was a member of the Red Lion United Methodist Church and was an active member in the Ladies Aid Society for many years. She enjoyed spending time with all of her family and was an excellent cook.
Leola was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, W. Harvey Davis, in 1983. She was the last surviving child of Artie and Martha Brown's 13 children. She is survived by her children, Joanne Rager and her husband, Ernest, of Bear, George Marvin Davis and his wife, Carolyn, Carol Perry and her husband, Howard Andrew, and Andria Smith and her husband, Sheldon, all of Middletown. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Steven Davis, Matthew Davis and his wife, Rachael, Lauren Perry DePaul and her husband, Ron, Curtis Perry, Kyle Smith, and Lindsay Smith.
The family would like to thank caregivers, Mary Waweru, Diane Roberts, Bayada Nurses and Delaware Hospice.
All services will be held at Red Lion United Methodist Church, 1545 Church Road, in Bear. A viewing will be held Wednesday, March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. and her service will be held on Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Red Lion United Methodist Church or Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810.
James Ferguson, of Landenberg, Pa., passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Millcroft Nursing Home in Newark. He was 85.
Mr. Ferguson was born July 4, 1919 in Strickersville, Pa., to the late Enos and Jeannette Ferguson. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a tech sergeant in 1973.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Howard and Fred Ferguson; and a sister, Ethel Ferguson.
He is survived by a niece, Nancy Lynam of Townsend; and two nephews, Bill Ferguson of Chesapeake City, Md. and David Ferguson of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, at the R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will be in New London Presbyterian Cemetery, in New London, Pa.
Carl F. Fulk
Carl F. Fulk, of Wilmington, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005, at home. He was 87.
Mr. Fulk had worked as a service manager for Artcraft Electric Supply Co. in Wilmington for 15 years. He then began employment with John Healy & Sons as shop manager for 13 years, retiring in 1979. He later became self-employed as an electric tool repairman.
Carl had served his country in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945, receiving four Bronze Stars. Mr. Fulk was a passionate gardener, and everything he touched blossomed.
Carl was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Esther Elizabeth (MacMicking) Fulk. Survivors include his children, twins David C. Fulk of Middletown and Donna C. Grubb of Wilmington, Steven R. Fulk of Concord, N.H. and Beth Ellen Nelson of Vermont. He is also survived by his sister, Isabelle Hoffman of Texas; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and special friend, Helen Buckworth.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 30, at Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be in Glebe Cemetery in New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810.
William A. Adams
William A. Adams, of Lincoln, and formerly of Smyrna, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Medical Center. He was 95.
Mr. Adams was born in Philadelphia and moved to Delaware in 1940. He was self-employed as a farmer for many years and was a former longtime member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church, Smyrna.
In his younger years, he played drums in several bands that toured in the tri-state area.
He is survived by two brothers, Clarence Adams, of Smyrna; and Walter Adams, of Capitola, Calif. and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was offered on March 30. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dover.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the St. Polycarp Parish Building Fund, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, DE. 19977.
Elizabeth M. Brown
Elizabeth M. Brown, of Smyrna, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Westminster Village Health Center, Dover. She was 96.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on September 11, 1908. Mrs. Brown had been employed as a legal secretary in New York, prior to moving to Delaware in 1948. She then worked with her husband on their family farm.
Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Polycarp Parish, Smyrna, and a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. In addition, she was a charter member of the Cheswold Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, and a past president of the Daughters of America. She enjoyed gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Brown. Mrs. Brown is survived by a son, Edward C. Brown Jr., of Smyrna.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, at St. Polycarp Catholic Church, Ransom Lane and South Street, Smyrna. Friends may call Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna. Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the St. Polycarp Parish Building Fund, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Elizabeth Ann Brommer
Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Brommer, of Smyrna, departed this life on Tuesday March 22, 2005. She was 43.
She had been employed by ILC, Frederica. Liz was an avid pool player, and had a great love of her dogs.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Ann Brommer; and a brother, Stephen M. Brommer. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Paul R. and Catherine C. “Kitty” Brommer, of Smyrna; a sister, Catherine M. “Kathy” Buckley, of Dover; a brother, Michael P. Brommer, of Midland, Mich.; a special friend, Kay Wyatt, of Smyrna; and her Godson, Dave Lowman, of Smyrna.
Mass of Christian Burial was offered March 29 at St. Polycarp Catholic Church, Smyrna. Interment was in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the St. Polycarp Parish Building Fund, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Charles E. Foraker, Sr.
Charles E. Foraker, Sr., of Frederica, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Bayhealth Medical Center (KGH), Dover. He was 82.
Mr. Foraker had retired from the Delaware Department of Transportation, Magnolia Yard. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7937 in Greensboro, Md. and American Legion Post 101 in Bushnell, Fla. He had also been a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge 534 since 1966.
His wife of 62 years, Gertrude “Dolly” Foraker, died in 2002. He is survived by a son, Charles E. Foraker, Jr., and his wife Carolyn “Lois,” of Frederica; a brother, Samuel Foraker of Kirkwood; grandchildren, Charles E. III, Roger, Donald, and Tammy Foraker; five great-grandchildren, Ashley and Brittany Nunes, and Garrett, Brooke, and Andre Foraker; and his dear friend and companion Josephine Wallace.
Funeral services and burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the North Bowers Fire Co., P.O. Box 348, Frederica, DE 19946.
Robert S. Whitlock
Robert S. Whitlock of Middletown passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 24, 2007, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was 74.
Mr. Whitlock worked at he M.O.T. Jean Birch Senior Center for the past 10 years. He previously worked for Smokey’s Gulf in Middletown for nine years, and was a meat cutter for ACME Markets for 31 years at the stores in Elkton and Centerville, Md.
He was an avid World Wresting Federation and NASCAR fan, and enjoyed fishing and spending time with family in his spare time.
Mr. Whitlock was a past governor of the Middletown Moose Lodge and also served as a fire police with the Middletown Volunteer Hose Co.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Helen; a daughter, Connie Hamby and her fiancée, Ted Huff, both of Townsend; a granddaughter, Amanda Lolley of Townsend; a sister, Mary Dixon of Middletown; a brother and a sister-in-law, William “Billy” and Carol Ann Whitlock of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 in the Townsend Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown.
David Robert Anderson Sr.
David Robert Anderson Sr., Esq. of Townsend, formerly of Hockessin, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007, in his home. He was 56.
Mr. Anderson was born on Aug. 14, 1950, in New Castle, son of Irene M. and Duncan C. Anderson Sr.
He was a graduate of Davis and Elkins College and Widener University School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, he opened his own law practice in Townsend.
Mr. Anderson worked for the Wilmington Police Department for more than 12 years, retiring at the rank of Sergeant. He then served as the Magistrate-Justice of the Peace in New Castle County.
He enjoyed working on his farm, raising beef cattle and attending the Delaware State Fair. He was an avid Philadelphia Flyers fan. He will be greatly missed by those who were blessed to know him.
Mr. Anderson was a member of the Wilmington Fraternal Order of Police, Delaware State Bar Association and the Delaware Farm Bureau.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Duncan C. Anderson II; and an aunt, Mildred A. Morrison.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ana R. (Conde); two sons, David R. Anderson Jr. and Ryan M. Anderson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth L. and Bruce Patrick and Sara R. Anderson; a sister and a brother-in-law, Peggy and Joseph Gibson; an uncle, Robert N. Morrison; two nephews, Duncan C. Anderson III and Tyler R. Anderson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Peter J. and Priscilla F. Conde; and many dear friends.
Funeral services were held on March 24 at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown.
Burial was in Townsend Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made “in honor” of his son, David R. Anderson Jr., to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, Two Mill Road, Suite 106, Wilmington, DE 19806.
Linda L. Lacey
Linda L. Lacey of Massey, Md., formerly of Newark, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, in Chester River Manor, Chestertown, Md. She was 63.
Ms. Lacey was born on Jan. 18, 1944, daughter of the late George Washington and Emma Young Lacey.
She was raised in the Middletown area and was a 1962 graduate of Middletown High School.
Ms. Lacey worked for Admiral Security and for 15 years with Delmarva Power in security, retiring in 2006.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Lacey and Jack Lacey; and two sisters, Mary Sutton and Beulah Lacey.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Margaret Lacey of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on March 27 in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena, Md.
Burial was in the Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington.
William C. Fuller
William C. Fuller of Earleville, Md., passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Union Hospital in Elkton, Md.
Mr. Fuller worked on the L&N Railroad in his native home of Kentucky. He also managed horse farms in Kentucky and Maryland.
He enjoyed traveling.
Mr. Fuller was a member of the Middletown Moose Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, in 2000; an aunt and uncle who raised him, Tom and Betty Fuller; and a son, Dennis.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Fuller-Abney and her husband, Frank, of Lancaster, Ky.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; and his companion, Shirley Husfelt.
Services were held on March 28 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Burial was in St. Augustine Cemetery, near Chesapeake City, Md.
John Oliver Wooleyhan
John Oliver Wooleyhan, formerly of New Castle, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Regal Heights Nursing Home in Hockessin. He was 82.
Mr. Wooleyhan was an U.S. Army Veteran, serving in World War II.
He farmed in the Middletown area for many years. Afterwards, he was employed by American Hoescht Inc., in Delaware City for 20 years, until his retirement in 1991. He, took much pleasure as a part-time deliveryman with Jamison Florist in New Castle.
In his spare time, Mr. Wooleyhan enjoyed many hobbies, including caring for his pets, gardening, word puzzles and collecting and selling Depression glass at local flea markets.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl (Short) Wooleyhan; and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Elizabeth A. (Beck) Wooleyhan; two stepdaughters, Carlene E. Embert of Smyrna and Diane M. Bruce of Lincoln University, Pa.; a stepson, Raymond C. Paxton of Hockessin; a sister, Louise Carland of Wilmington; two beloved granddaughters, Jennifer M. Bruce and L. Anne Bruce, both of Newark; two grandsons, James L. Moore and Eric C. Moore; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his many friends at Regal Heights Nursing Home.
Services were held on March 27 at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Burial was in Old Drawyers Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Faithful Friends, 3 Germany Drive, Suite 4, Wilmington, DE 19804.
Charlotte M. Bush
Charlotte M. Bush of Townsend, formerly of New Castle, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 23, 2007. She was 86.
Mrs. Bush was very active with the Christiana Fire Co. and the Ladies Auxiliary, where she was a lifetime member and held the positions of president and past president. She also served as president on the county and state levels. She was very active in the Republican Party in the 1960s and 1970s, serving as a delegate.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frederick Bush Sr., in 1986.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Frederick Jr. and Carol Bush of Dover and Bill and Vickie Bush of Townsend; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services was held on March 27 at the Christiana Fire Company Hall, Newark.
Burial was in the Christiana Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christiana Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, 2 E. Main St., Newark, DE 19702.
Donald Carney of Dover departed this life on Sunday, March 18, 2007. He was 67.
Mr. Carney attended Cheswold School, where he completed up to the eighth grade.
He serviced in the National Guard from 1960 to 1966.
Upon completion of his education, Mr. Carney went to work on the family farm. He then worked for Ennis & Deakyne Ford of Smyrna. He then worked for E. Earl Downing Construction in Wilmington and later was employed with Goodyear Tire and Rubber until the business closed. He then faithfully served for 27 years with Bridgeton Firestone of Dover, until retiring.
His passions were mowing his grass, it had to be just right, and tending his garden. He also enjoyed fishing. He and a special brother-in-law, Glen Minner, had planned on going fishing as soon as the weather broke.
Mr. Carney was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian tribe of Bridgeton, N.J., and a faithful attendee of many pow-wows in New Jersey and Millsboro.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Ethel Sammons Carney; two brothers, James Robert Sammons and Clarence Carney; a sister, Loretta Draine; and two brothers-in-law, Allen Durham and Adolphus H. Horne.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Mosley Carney of Dover; a daughter and a son-in-law, Delores F. (Carney) and Robert “Greg” Cole of Hartly; a grandson, Angelo “AJ” Carney Heath of Townsend; a granddaughter, Tiffany A.M. Carney Cole of Hartly; six brothers and three sisters-in-law, Melvin “Brownie” Carney and his companion, Barbara McDonald, of Fort Worth, Texas, Isaac R. Carney and Evelyn Mosley, Larry W. and Lois Morris Carney, Ronald “Sam” and Carolyn Mosley Carney and Roland “Hicky” Carney, all of Dover, and Reginald “Mose” Carney of Magnolia; six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Agnes L. Durham of Bridgeton, N.J., Harriet L. Street of Georgetown, Emma R. and William S. Seeney and Janet D. and Rick Scotton, all of Dover, Leona Mae and Vincent Alvino of Seaford, Frances E. and Glen Minner and a very special and loyal brother-in-law, Edward Draine; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Yvonne Mosley and Roger L. Edwards of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Dorothy Mosley Horne of Washington, D.C.; a special cousin, whom he considered a daughter, Sara “Turtle” Ridgeway; many nieces, nephews and cousins; his beloved pets, Rut Row and Socks; and his many friends, especially his co-workers at Firestone, Gary, Mike, Adam, Paco, Nuzzi, Kenny, Joe Dirt, Little John, Marie, Theresa and Maggie.
Services were held on March 24 at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.
Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian tribe of Bridgeton, NJ, P.O. Box 544, 18 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302.
Esther J. Henderson
Esther Jean Henderson, of Smyrna, died suddenly Friday, March 21, 2003 at Kent General Hospital. She was 69.
Mrs. Henderson was born October 1, 1933 in Yorklyn, the daughter of Thomas Worth and Bina Lee Blackburn Roberts. She was a homemaker who devoted her life to her family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family and many friends will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her brother Harry L. Roberts.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Manfre and her husband, Joe, of Bear; son Allan Henderson of Smyrna; daughter, Cindy Lawson and her husband, John, of Smyrna and her son, Michael Henderson also of Smyrna; nine grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers and a sister, all of Newark; Thomas Roberts, Jr., Alan Roberts, Bill Roberts, Mary McCready and Jim Roberts; and her mother-in-law, Martha Henderson, of New Castle.
Services were held on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark. Burial was in the Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
Memorial contributions in Esther's name may be made to the American Lung Association, c/o the funeral home. www.rtfoard.com (302) 731-4627.
Harmonson “Taddy” Reynolds of Middletown, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, March 18, 2003. He was 86.
Taddy retired from White Bros., Inc. in Middletown after 25 years of service. He was a life member of the Middletown Volunteer Hose Co. and the Middletown Moose Lodge #1295. He was active in M.O.T. Little League and enjoyed horseracing, playing cards and driving his gray pickup around Middletown. His greatest joy was time spent watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports, and he will always be their biggest fan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Hazel C. Reynolds; two daughters, Nancy R. Hitch of Middletown and Margaret R. McNatt and her husband, Paul, Sr. of Townsend; a son, James L. Reynolds and his wife, Yvonne of Middletown; two sisters, Florence Voly and her husband, Joseph of Elsmere and Anna Pearce of Cecilton, Md.; seven grandchildren, Edgar L. Hitch, Jr., John R. Hitch, Judith H. Massey, Rebecca Ennis, Paul McNatt, Jr., Matthew J. Reynolds and Tyler C. Reynolds; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 23 in the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna.
The family suggests contributions to the Middletown Volunteer Hose Co., Ambulance Crew, 14 W. Green St., Middletown, DE 19709.