Raymond John Shewbrooks, 85
HENDERSON, Md. - Raymond John Shewbrooks of Henderson died of natural causes Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del. He was 85.
Mr. Shewbrooks was born Dec. 7, 1916, in Wilmington, Del., son of the late John Raymond and Bessie Roney Shewbrooks
He was employed by the General Motors plant in Newport, Del., in the trim department.
Mr. Shewbrooks was a member of the Bethel Wesleyan Church of Goldsboro and of the United Auto Workers Union of Newport.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Shewbrooks, May 22, 1977.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen M. Porter Shewbrooks; a son, William "Bill" Shewbrooks of Homestead, Fla.; a stepson, Daniel Kane of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a brother, Robert Shewbrooks of Philadelphia; a sister, Janet Shewbrooks of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home P.A., Greensboro.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
Charles O. Smith, 70
VIOLA - Charles O. Smith of Viola, died of natural causes Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 70.
Mr. Smith was born Nov. 7, 1931, in Burlington, Vt., son of the late Charles Smith Sr. and Greta (Bates) Smith.
He served in the U.S. Air Force, serving his entire enlistment in the fire service.
He then went to work at the Robbins Hose Co. in Dover as dispatcher, then transferred to the city of Dover's Inspection Department and made deputy fire marshal. He retired in 1980.
Mr. Smith was an active member of Felton Community Fire Co. with 42 years of service. He served on the ambulance service and as fire recorder, fire historian and president of the fire company. He was an active member of the Kent County Fire Police Association and served on a number of committees, and as first vice president. He was selected as second vice president of the Delaware State Fire Police Association at the 1981 convention. He was a member of the executive committee of the Delaware State Volunteer Firemen's Association, with service on many committees. He was a member of the VCF Ruritan Club, and served on its board of directors. Deeply involved in NASCAR, he was the founder of the Richard Petty Mini Museum. Richard and Kyle Petty were the official ribbon-cutters for the opening.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Diana G. Smith of Viola; three nieces, Lois Condos, Lola Brisson and Lynn Pelli, all of Vermont; two nephews, George Bergeron and Gary Bergeron, both of Vermont; and a sister-in-law, Doris Creg of Dexter, Mo.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Trader Funeral Home in Dover.
Remembrance services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, near Frederica.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Felton Community Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, Felton, DE 19943.
Nellie Retta Williams, 78
DELMAR - Nellie Retta Williams of Delmar died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, in Chancellor Care Center, Delmar. She was 78.
Mrs. Williams was born in Templeville, Md., daughter of the late Penn and Mary Sparks.
She was retired from a position as a dietician at the Deer's Head Center, Salisbury, Md.
Mrs. Williams was a member of the Delmar Christian Center, the Auxiliary of Delmar VFW Post 8276 and the Delmar Senior Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Williams.
She is survived by a daughter, Retta Mills of Salisbury; a brother, Homer Sparks of Milford; a sister, Mary Maloney of Delaware; two daughters and their husbands, Robyn and Wally Donoway and Becky and Lewis Jones, all of Newark, Md.; three great-grandchildren, Lee Donoway, Zachary Donoway and Hannah Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Stephen's Cemetery Park, Delmar.
Burial will be in the cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Delmar Fire Co., P.O. Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Delmar.
Dr. Warren Hall, 99
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Dr. Warren Hall of Santa Clara died Oct. 6, 2002, in Santa Clara. He was 99.
Dr. Hall was born Dec. 23, 1902, in St. Davids, Pa., son of the late S. Warren Hall Jr. and Gertrude Scott Hall. He grew up in Dover, Del.
He attended Wesley Institute, now Wesley College, in Dover. After graduation from Swarthmore College in 1927, he earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and taught at Hollins and Earlham colleges.
In 1934, Dr. Hall married Natalye Colfelt, who preceded him in death in 1974.
As World War II approached, he went to Syracuse University Medical School and served as a U.S. Army doctor in the Philippines until the end of the war, and then, served in Japan's reconstruction government.
Dr. Hall then began a long medical career in several Western states until 1972.
After attending seminary, he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1974, and volunteered his services at churches in the San Francisco Bay area for many years.
Dr. Hall was an avid hiker well into his 90s and a life member of the Sierra Club. In 1995, he became the first Delawarean to make a donation in perpetuity to the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Foundation of the development rights on his farm near Frederica, Del., which has been in the family since the 1700s.
In 1976, he married Ruth Chaban, who died in 1986, survived by two daughters, Marlene Ross and Sherry Oppenheim, both of California and two granddaughters of California.
He is survived by a niece, Joan Wise of Chestertown, Md.; four nephews, Barry O'Brien of Deland, Fla., Douglas Hall of Nashville, Tenn., Gordon O'Brien of Chatham, N.J., and Thomas Hall of Victoria, B.C., Canada; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial services were held in California.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, near Frederica.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Department of Ophthalmology at Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive, Room A157, Stanford, CA 94305-0308; or to Young at Heart (an organization which brings music to residents in Santa Clara Valley nursing homes), P.O. Box 1358, Santa Cruz, CA 95061, attn.: Sean or Michael.
Charles Thomas 'Tom' Barnes, 63
DOVER - Charles Thomas "Tom" Barnes of Dover died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2002, in his home. He was 63.
Mr. Barnes was born June 20, 1939, in Baltimore, son of the late Thomas Atlee Barnes and Mary Elizabeth McCoy Barnes.
He was a truck driver for the E. Stuart Mitchell Co. in Baltimore.
He is survived by four sons, Charles Thomas Barnes Jr. of Hampton Roads, Va., Robert Atlas Barnes of Dover, John Austin Barnes of Newark and Gene M. Barnes of Hampton, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be private,
Arrangements by Torbert Funcral Chapel, Dover.
Mary Eleanor 'Nick' Ringgold, 76
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Mary Eleanor "Nick" Ringgold of Chestertown died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, in Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chestertown. She was 76.
Mrs. Ringgold was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Queen Anne County, daughter of the late George and Essie Hutchins Nickerson.
She attended Garnett High School.
Mrs. Ringgold leaves a legacy of strength in character, perseverance and a strong resilience to life's circumstances. In later years, she enjoyed attending the Kent County Adult Day Care for seniors. She was an avid Orioles fan and was known for making her specialty dishes of white potato pies and macaroni and cheese. She retired from the Kent County High School system.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, whom she married in 1945, Samuel Ringgold Sr.; five children and their spouses, Airlee and Hank Johnson, Muriel and Richard Thomas Sr., Eleanor Rochelle Ringgold, Samuel Jr. and Toni Jacobe Ringgold, Sherry and Michael Miles; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Hester Sewell, Ruth Briscoe, Elizabeth Gould, Naomi Blackshire, the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Ringgold Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ringgold, Mr. and Mrs. William Ringgold, William Johnson, and Archibald Johnson; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. today in NCCOL, where friends may call two hours earlier. The Rev. Charles Ringgold Sr. will officiate.
Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery, Price.
Juanita Ritchie, 76
MILLVILLE - Juanita Ritchie of Millville, formerly of Annandale, Va., died of natural causes Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was 76.
Mrs. Ritchie, before retiring, was a bookkeeper for AAA of Washington, D.C., and owner of S&R Supermarket and Hall's Restaurant, both of Washington. She retired to Millville in 1980 and worked as a bookkeeper at Mario's Restaurant in Ocean City, Md.
She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Mason Dixon Post 7234 of Ocean View.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walker Adkins and Grace Conn Adkins; and brothers, June Adkins, Bill Adkins and Chester Adkins.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, George M. Ritchie, the VFW state commander for Delaware; a daughter and son-in-law, Melva and Leo Grabowski of Dumfries, Va.; a sister, Erma Murphy of Portsmouth, Ohio; two granddaughters and the husband of one, Jeanine and Michael Kinsler of Frankford and Angi Armas of Lake Ridge, Va.; and two great-granddaughters, Ashley and Jenna Kinsler.
Services will be 7 p.m. Monday in the Beacon Baptist Church on Del. 26 in Millville, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South, near Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to VFW Operation Uplink, c/o Jesse E. Kitson, Asst. A/Q, 147 Daffodil Drive, Magnolia, DE 19982.
Arangements by Melson Funeral Services of Ocean View.
Travis J. Reynolds, 19
GEORGETOWN - Travis J. Reynolds of Georgetown died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 19.
Mr. Reynolds was born March 21, 1985, in Milford.
He attended Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, where he was in the 12th grade. He was a member of the Golden Knights varsity basketball team and played varsity football.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie Delores Reynolds; his maternal grandfather, Willie Otis Reynolds; and an uncle, James Byrd.
He is survived by his father, Keith Cannon of Laurel; two brothers Keith L. Reynolds of Hagerstown, Md., and Devon L. Reynolds of Georgetown; his maternal grandmother, Lucy M. Reynolds of Georgetown; his paternal grandparents, Linwood and Bessie Cannon of Millsboro; 12 aunts and six uncles, Martha and Walter Matthews of Salisbury, Md., Maxine and Ceal King, Ophelia Reynolds, Diana Byrd, Yolanda and John McMillion, Annette and Vincent Satchell, Trina and Eston Ennis, and Jerilyn and James Holmes, all of Delaware, Cheryl and Michael Rainey of Austell, Ga., Regina and Michael Hailey, and Jeneen Pearsall, all of Atlanta, Ga., and Maelean Makenzie of Enterprise, Ala.; six uncles and four aunts, Willie F. and Rhonda Reynolds, Larry and Nancy Reynolds, Linwood and Brenda Dennis, and Jeffrey Cannon, all of Delaware, Willie and Cynthia Reynolds of Roberta, Ga., and Daryl Paul Reynolds of Enterprise; three nieces, Zaria Reynolds of Salisbury, Md., and Brenae Thompson and Kala Dennis, both of Dover; four nephews, Devon Reynolds Jr. of Georgetown, Breon Dennis of Dover, Syncere Reynolds and his wife, Khasai, of Salisbury and Jamien Taylor of Seaford; six cousins he considered brothers and sisters, Brianna Hall and Brice Hall, both of Dover, Judy King, Cassandra King and Ricky King, all of Ellendale, and Rufus Reynolds of Milford; a devoted godmother, Summet Hitchens of Georgetown; and two devoted friends, Ricky Smith of Woodside and Charmine Adkins of Dover; and a host of great-uncles, great-aunts, cousins, friends and extended family.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Young's Funeral Home, 309 North St., Milford.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jesus is Lord Deliverance Church, Georgetown.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Ellendale.
Alice Anne Rowlinson, 76
LEWES - Alice Anne (Burris) Rowlinson of Lewes died peacefully Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in her home with her family present. She was 76.
Mrs. Rowlinson was born March 13, 1928, in Smyrna, daughter of the late Eddie G. and Katheryn K. Burris. She and her husband moved to Lewes after his retirement.
She was a graduate of John Bassett Moore High School in Smyrna, class of 1946.
Mrs. Rowlinson worked at Corporation Trust Co. in Dover until she moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1954. She returned in 1961 to Dover, where she owned and operated a linen shop until 1964. She was also a homemaker in Brandywine Hundred where she raised her family.
She enjoyed clothes shopping and home decorating. She was a collector and dealer of fine china, crystal and linens.
Mrs. Rowlinson was a private and proud person who enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed sitting on the beach getting a tan and reading a good book, especially in Lewes, Dewey Beach, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Sarasota, Fla. She also enjoyed going to antique shows, auctions and flea markets.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Melvin; and a brother, Eddie G. Burris Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Edward N. Rowlinson; a son, Mike Rowlinson and his wife Robin of Brandywine Hundred; a daughter, Terri R. McBride and her husband Jack of Milton; and two grandchildren, Michael and Noelle Rowlinson.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Fairies Funeral Home, Dover, where friends may call from 12:30 p.m.
Burial will be in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 600 N. Dupont Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown, DE 19947 or Tunnel Cancer Center, Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
Lori Arlene Wright, 36
MILLSBORO - Lori Arlene Wright of Millsboro died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in the home of her mother, Arlene Fowler of Millsboro. She was 36.
Mrs. Wright was born July 8, 1967, in Baltimore.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her father, Gary S. Moreland Sr. of Tampa, Fla.; her stepfather, Gary Fowler of Millsboro; her husband, Glenn Wright Jr. of Cordova, Md.; a son, Bradley Hutchison Jr. of Preston, Md.; three brothers, Scott Moreland of Newton, Ala., Todd Moreland of Milton, Fla., and Aaron Moreland of Millsboro; a stepsister, Jenny Moreland of Tampa; her godparents, Howard and Carolyn DuVal of Millsboro.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Ottis Seese will officiate.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Millsboro.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Spencer D. Hamm, 65
MILLVILLE - Spencer D. Hamm of Millville, formerly of Wilmington, died Friday, May 5, 2000, in his home.
He retired as the owner of S.D. Hamm & Sons Plumbing and Heating Co. in Newport.
He was past president of the Newport Jaycees, a coach for Stanton-Newport Little League and leader of Scout and Webelos for Pack 88, Newport.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret Harriet Hamm; three sons, Michael, Daniel and Patrick; a daughter-in-law, Sandra; two grandchildren, Michael O. Jr. and Mackenzie Taylor Hamm, all of Wilmington; three brothers, Chester of Leesburg, Fla., Howard of Middletown and Ronald of Wilmington; two sisters, Charlotte McCool of Elkton, Md., and Mary Baer of Bear.
Service and burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View.
John E. 'Jack' Simmons, 75
MILLVILLE - John E. "Jack" Simmons of Millville, formerly of New Carrollton, Md., died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in his home. He was 75.
Mr. Simmons served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, veteran of World War II.
He worked as an analyst for the Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C., for 36 years, retiring in 1978.
Mr. Simmons was a member of Mason-Dixon Post 7234, Quillens Point, Ocean View, and a member of American Legion Post 28, Oak Orchard-Riverdale.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jean E. Simmons; two sons, Michael W. of Eden Prairie, Minn., and David E. of Sykesville, Md.; a daughter, Karen M. Taylor of Mitchellville, Md.; eight grandchildren, Sheila, Gary, Christina, Michael, Brandi, Christopher, Matthew and Keith; and a great-granddaughter, Genevieve.
Memorial service will be noon today at Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234, Quillen's Point, Ocean View.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View.
Robert Wayne Baker Jr. 19
GUMBORO - Robert Wayne Baker Jr. of Gumboro died at the scene of an auto accident on Del. 24, Lowes Crossroads, near Millsboro, Sunday, May 7, 2000. He was 19.
Mr. Baker was born in Seaford, the son of Robert W. Sr. and Cheryl Savage Baker of Gumboro.
He graduated from Sussex Central High School, Georgetown, in 1998, where he wrestled for three years.
He was a sophomore at the University of Delaware Parallel Program in Georgetown, where he was on the Dean's list.
Mr. Baker attended Gumboro Wesleyan Church and was active with the Millsboro Little League, where he made the Big League All-Stars in District 3 for the past two years.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jesse Savage and C.T. Baker, both at home; a sister, Brandy Green of Georgetown; paternal grandmother, Edith Baker of Seaford; and maternal grandparents, Carlton and Jean Savage of Gumboro.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St. Millsboro, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. tonight. The Rev. Charles Carroll will officiate.
Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Robert Baker Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Gumboro Wesleyan Church, R.D. 3 Box 222, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Levi Anderson, 73
DOVER - Levi Anderson of Dover died of natural causes Friday, May 5, 2000, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 73.
Mr. Anderson was born on Feb. 20, 1927, in Taylor's Bridge, near Smyrna, the son of the late Lee Anderson and Emma A. Johnson.
He was a disabled American World War II veteran.
He was senior pastor of the Holy Tabernacle Church, Dover; served from 1993-1994 as chaplain of the 32nd District Republican Committee; and retired as a Civil Service worker.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Anderson of Dover; two sons, Leday Anderson of Glenarden, Md., and David Anderson of Dover; a stepson, Marcus Jackson of Kirkwood, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Melissa Jackson of Camden and Denise Matos of Dover; three sisters, Marlene Lawrence of Smyrna, Pauline Ayers of Wilmington and Dorothy Williams of Wilmington; and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Service will noon Thursday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Division St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service. Elder Ronald T. Fisher will officiate.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.