Willie A. Massey, 50
MILLSBORO - Willie A. Massey of Millsboro, and formerly of Wildwood, N.J., died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, in Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro. He was 50.
Mr. Massey was born in Bishopville, Md., son of Doris Showell Worrell of Frankford and the late Willie A. Massey.
He worked in maintenance at the Bear Trap Golf Course, Ocean View.
Mr. Massey attended the Union Wesley United Methodist Church, Clarksville.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lillian Butts Massey; a son, Willie Anthony Brown of Smyrna; a daughter, Sonja E. Brown of Bridgeville; a brother, Andre O. Worrell of Wilmington; a sister, Deborah E. Melvin of Georgetown; and 20 grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be private.
Mary Jane 'May' McMurrough, 84
MILLSBORO - Mary Jane "May" McMurrough of Millsboro died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in her home. She was 84.
Mrs. McMurrough was born in Dumbarton, Scotland.
Mrs. McMurrough was a member of the Mid Sussex Ambulance Auxiliary, the Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, and a prayer group at the church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick McMurrough, in 1990.
She is survived by a nephew, Brian Lilly; a grand-nephew, Joseph Lilly; a grand-niece, Patricia Lilly; four great nieces, Siobhan Licic, Maura Lilly, MariClare Lilly, all of Ontario, Canada, and Theresa Lux of Richboro, Pa.; a great nephew, Patrick Adams of Drexel Hill, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, John and Nancy Mangan of Dublin, Ireland; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lilly of Ontario; a cousin, the Rev. P.J. McNamara of Zapata, Texas; and a beloved lifelong friend, Ruth Mason.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. today in Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Del. 24, near Millsboro.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday in St. Peter's Cemetery, Pilottown Road, Lewes.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
John Metcalf, 87
SMYRNA - John Metcalf of Smyrna died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 87.
Mr. Metcalf was born Sept. 23, 1915, son of the late Joshua and Mary Metcalf.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Hattie Waters and Elizabeth Lee.
He is survived by a sister, Lola M. Tue.
Services and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Geraldine Ellen Price, 63
SALISBURY, Md. - Geraldine Ellen Price of Salisbury died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, in her home. She was 63.
Ms. Price was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Snow Hill, daughter of the late Walter Price Sr. and Bertha Ann Finney Price.
She received her education in the Worcester County school system.
She enjoyed reading the Lord's word and shopping.
Ms. Price dedicated her life to Christ several years ago and was a member of the Mills Memorial Baptist Temple, where she was a missionary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelia A. Brown; and a devoted friend, Deal.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Margaret Price of Berlin; a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria L. and Eric Ingram of Glen Burnie; another son-in-law, Levi Brown; three sisters, Viola Stevenson and Ophelia Timmons, both of Salisbury, and Rosetts Price of Wilmington, Del.; four brothers, Walter Price Jr. of Willingboro, N.J., Charles Fisher and Andrew Fisher, both of Salisbury, and Charles Lee Russell of Newark, N.J.; a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Mills Memorial Baptist Temple, Salisbury.
Burial will be in the Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery, Wardtown, Va.
Lucy E. Urban, 91
HARTLY - Lucy E. Urban of Hartly died of natural causes Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 91.
Miss Urban was born Oct. 10, 1910, in Manhattan, N.Y., daughter of the late Alfred and Pauline Urban.
She moved to the Hartly area in 1942. She was a caregiver, and also operated and supplied an egg-delivery route from Marydel to Wilmington.
Miss Urban was a member of the ladies auxiliaries of the Marydel Volunteer Fire Co. and the Hartly Volunteer Fire Co.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Urban.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, Md.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 625 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901.
Helen M. Wilson, 86
REHOBOTH BEACH - Helen M. Wilson of Rehoboth Beach died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, in her home. She was 86.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late William McIlvaine and Lettye Mills McIlvaine.
She was a homemaker and businesswoman. Before moving to Rehoboth Beach with her family in 1968, she had worked as a secretary, bookkeeper and scientific researcher. She and her husband owned and operated The Bandstand Music and Photo Shop and Radio Shack on Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Episcopal church, sang in the choir and consistently performed volunteer community service. Most notably, she served as a volunteer at Beebe Medical Center for more than 20 years. She will be best remembered as one who was willing to be a friend to all and assisted innumerable people on a one-on-one basis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Wilson Jr., April 7, 1992.
She is survived by four sons, George H. Wilson III of Gainesville, Va., W. Andrew Wilson of Provo, Utah, Charles McIlvaine Wilson of Nashville, Tenn., and Stephen Price Wilson of Rehoboth Beach; a daughter, Julia A. Wilson of Delaware City; and six grandchildren.
Graveside memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Denton (Md.) Cemetery. There will be a 6 p.m. memorial service that evening at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Beebe Medical Foundation, for the benefit of Volunteer Services, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home PA, Denton.
William Richard 'Dick' Womach, 58
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - William Richard "Dick" Womach of Delray Beach died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, in Hospice by the Sea Care Center, Boca Raton. He was 58.
Mr. Womach was born in Milford, Del., son of Emily H. Womach of Gaithersburg, Md., and the late William S. Womach.
He graduated from Laurel (Del.) High School in 1962 and graduated in 1966 from the University of Delaware, where he was a member of the KOA fraternity. He also received a certification in UNIX, C++, TCP/IP and networking from George Washington University in 1994.
In his career, he was a management information service manager. He directed automation of large manufacturing facilities at multinational conglomerates, and directed systems integration of large and complex systems utilizing multiple hardware and software products.
Mr. Womach was a member of the Society of Information Management Systems, the Data Processing Management Association, the Masonic Blue Lodge, the Delray Beach Camera Club and the National Audubon Society. As an avocation, he was a popular, award-winning photographer in the Southeast, and has published many picture series of his work from the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the hills of North Carolina, the red rock of Arizona and Utah and the tropical wonders of south Florida.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Tama Womach of Delray Beach; a son, W. Brian Womach of Dotham, Ala.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristine E. Curtis Rodenizer of Lexington Park, Md.; two stepsons, Carl Guglielmino and his wife, Karin, of Mahwah, N.J., and Jeffrey Guglielmino of Milford; three aunts, Carolyn Wright and Janet Womach, both of Laurel, and Caroline Hitch of Milford; a grandson, Aaron Rodenizer of Lexington Park; 13 cousins; and 21 second cousins.
Masonic services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Short Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, where friends may call one hour earlier. Services will follow Masonic service. The Rev. Dr. Michaele Russell will officiate.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Laura E. Guilfoil, 60
ODESSA - Laura E. Guilfoil of Odessa died after a long battle with cancer Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at the home she shared with her sisters. She was 60.
Mrs. Guilfoil retired from the Chrysler Corp. in Newark in 1994.
She was a member of the United Auto Workers Union and the New Castle Moose Lodge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Guilfoil, on June 17, 1999.
She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Cherrix of Odessa; two sons, David Guilfoil of Elkton and Dale Guilfoil of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Eunice and T.J. Hewes, both of Smyrna, with whom she lived during her illness, and Melda Tolson of Huntington, W. Va.; a brother, Jack Knight of North Carolina; a grand-daughter, Bernadette Cherrix; and two grandsons, Kenneth Cherrix and Dale Kurtz.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour before service.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Delaware Hospice, 911 South DuPont Hwy., Do-ver, DE 19901.
Anna Louis Mace, 81
GREENSBORO, Md. - Anna Louis Mace of Greensboro died of natural causes Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 81.
Mrs. Mace was born on July 30, 1918, the daughter of the late George and Sophia Baynard Langrell.
She was a graduate of Greensboro High School.
She worked for Pet Milk, Greensboro, in the lab, until its closing. She also worked for Therma Link, Denton, for 13 years as a supervisor.
Mrs. Mace was a life member of Greensboro Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Richard Mace Sr., on Feb. 4, 1982.
She is survived by a son, John Richard Mace Jr. of Federalsburg; two granddaughters, Paige Jefferson of Federalsburg, and Claire Kennedy of Millsboro, Va.; four sisters, Betty Boyd and Geneva Shulties, both of Greensboro, Ella Phillips of Seaford, Del., and Sarah Orrell of Ohio; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Greensboro Baptist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Greensboro, MD 21639.
James K. Clark, 89
MIDDLETOWN - James K. Clark of Middletown died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999 in Capital Health Care Services, Dover. He was 89.
Mr. Clark retired in 1975 from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Wilmington, where he worked as the church sexton.
He served in the U.S. Army, a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Clark was a member of Sgt. William Lloyd Nelson Post #3792, Middletown, and was active in the MOT Senior Center and St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Middletown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Reynolds Clark, on June 28, 1999.
He is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Florence and Joseph Voly of Elsmere, Harmonson and Ha-zel Reynolds of Middletown, Anna Pierce of Cecilton, Md., Lillian Anderson of Chesapeake City, Md., Rhoda Clark of St. George's and Blanche Clark of Smyrna; and several nephews and nieces.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Daniels & Hutchinson Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Forest Cemetery, Middletown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: MOT Senior Center, 300 S. Scott St., Middletown DE 19709.
Loren Osgood Thompson Jr., 86
BRAINTREE, Mass. - Loren Osgood Thompson of Braintree died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in Carney Hospital in Dorchester. He was 86.
Mr. Thompson was born in Newton.
He was raised in Newton and Westboro.
He resided in Braintree for 46 years and resided in Marydel, Del., for 11 years.
Mr. Thompson was a graduated of Newton Schools.
In his earlier years, he served in the Conservation Corps in Alfred Maine.
He was a long-time employee of the railroads, where he was a freight conductor. He was also employed by the Boston and Albany Railroad for two years before being employed by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. He then worked for the Pennsylvania Central Railroad for more than 35 years. He retired in 1975.
He was adept at woodworking and was an accomplished all purpose handyman.
Mr. Thompson was an active member of the Holbrook Baptist Temple. He was also a member of the Marydel Lions Club and the Dover Baptist Temple.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy E. (Elkinson) Thompson; four sons, Richard I. Thompson of Erwin, N.C., Loren A. Thompson of North Weymouth, Paul F. Thompson of Braintree and Mark E. Thompson of Brockton; a daughter, Sylvia A. Duquet of Mims, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington St., Braintree. The Rev. Bernard Antonis will officiate.
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.
Memorial donations may be sent to: Baptist Temple of Holbrook, 217 Centre St., P.O. Box 434, Holbrook, MA 02343; or to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.
Barbara E. Brumbley, 77
GREENWOOD - Barbara E. Brumbley of Greenwood died, after a long illness, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was 77.
Mrs. Brumbley was born May 1, 1926, in Dover, daughter of the late George and Ella (Bradley) Conklin.
She enjoyed her life as a homemaker. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and her great-grandchildren were the love of her life.
Mrs. Brumbley loved her flowers and plants.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilson Rust; and her second husband, Bill Brumbley.
She is survived by five children, Larry Rust of Seaford, Darlene Dennis and Buster Rust, both of Greenwood, Chris Rust of Georgetown and Shelly Harrold of Bridgeville; eight grandchildren, Richard Flowers, Lenny Rust, Theresa Bradley, Jennifer Rust, Travis Rust, Bethany Harding, Kevin Harrold and Kasey Harrold; and four great-grandchildren, Garrett Flowers, Seth Harding, Angel Bradley and Zach Harrold.
Services will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Cub Scout Pack 182, c/o Darlene Dennis, 21598 S. Du Pont Highway, Greenwood, DE 19950.
Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Sylvia Ione Cade, 88
HOUSTON - Sylvia Ione Cade of Houston died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 88.
Mrs. Cade was born June 21, 1915, in Arizona, daughter of the late Hubert and Martha (Sessions) Huntzinger.
She enjoyed her life as a homemaker.
Mrs. Cade taught Sunday school for 30 years.
She is survived by her husband, Alvin W. Cade; two daughters, Marjorie Cotta of Houston and Beverly Schiller of Depoe Bay, Ore.; a brother, Ralph Huntzinger of California; two sisters, Lucille Young of Utah and Esther Nowland of California; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were in Oregon and burial was in the Hillcrest Memorial Park, Medford, Ore.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Milford Church of Christ, P.O. Box 604, Milford, DE 19963.
Local arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Matilda P. Brown Cornish, 88
HARRINGTON - Matilda P. Brown Cornish of Harrington died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 88.
Mrs. Cornish was born in Harrington, daughter of the late Benjamin Clarence and Deborah (Hill) Sapp.
She worked in the cafeteria at both W.T. Chipman School and Lake Forest High School. She also worked at the George Sherwin Shirt Factory in Harrington and was a saleswoman for Avon products for several years.
She loved to play cards and Yahtzee and always enjoyed going out to dinner.
Mrs. Cornish attended the Pilgrim Chapel in Harrington. She was a member of the Harrington Senior Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar "Tony" Brown, in 1965; her second husband, Willard T. "Dick" Cornish, in 1994; and her grandson, Anthony W. Brown, in 1999.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Donna Brown of Milford; four daughters and four sons-in-law, Phyllis Ann and Calvin Curtiss, and Eloise and Clifford Outten, all of Harrington, Irene and Edgar Pierson of Milford and Mary and William Pippin of Felton; a stepdaughter and her husband, Joann and William R. Collison, of Harrington; a sister, Sarah Hobbs, also of Harrington; 11 grandchildren, Tangela Rains, Destry Dawn Brown, Steven Curtiss, Kathy Gove, Michael and Kevin Outten, Kenneth, Douglas, and Todd Pierson, Holly Lapinsky and Ricky Brown; a host of great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Pilgrim Chapel, 4792 Milford-Harrington Highway, Harrington, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Pilgrim Chapel, 4792 Milford-Harrington Highway, Harrington, DE 19952.
Tori Amanda Ferrell, 17
GREENWOOD - Tori Amanda Ferrell of Greenwood died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bridgeville. She was 17.
Tori was born Oct. 15, 1986, in Miami.
She was in the senior class at Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville. She served as the news anchor for the high school's "News from the Bridge." She was active as a member of the Key Club, Prom Committee, Float Committee, French Club, National Honor Society, Yearbook Committee and the field hockey team. She attended the Governor's School, Girls State and the Hugh O'Brien Youth Program.
Tori enjoyed photography, journalism, videography, film-making and creative writing and was very involved in her own spirituality.
She is survived by her father, David Lee Ferrell of Richmond, Ind.; her mother and stepfather, Annabelle (Buchanan) Tatman and Stephen F. Tatman, with whom she resided; two sisters, Chelsea Ferrell of Newark and Stephanie Ferrell of Wilmington; her paternal grandfather, Dr. David L. Ferrell of Richmond; her maternal grandfather, Dudley Williams of Sydney, Australia; and her step-grandfather, Addison Tatman of Bridgeville.
Remembrance services will be 2 p.m. today in Woodbridge High School Auditorium, Laws Street, Bridgeville, where friends may call three hours earlier.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Tori Ferrell Scholarship Fund for Creative Students, c/o Discover Bank, Greenwood, DE 19950. Please call the bank for more information at 349-4512.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville.
Jay B. Huff, 82
HARRINGTON - Jay B. Huff of Harrington, formerly of Tyrone, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, in Capitol Health Care Services in Dover. He was 82.
Mr. Huff was born Aug. 26, 1921, son of the late George and Florence Pressler Huff.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1938 during World War II and received a Purple Heart. After leaving the Army in 1945 he joined the U.S. Air Force and retired after 20 years of service as staff sergeant. He then worked for the CIA until his retirement.
Mr. Huff was an avid bowler.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by three daughters, Molly Jayne Huey of Greenwood, Gretchen Mari Gantt of Nashville, Tenn., and Wanda Huff; a son, Jay Huff Jr.; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Clapper of Tyrone, Pa. and Rena Snyder of Wahhoo, Neb.; and his former wife, Susan Isenberg of Nashville.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Fleischauer Funeral Home, 48 West Market St., Greenwood, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.