Elberta Lynch Conaway, 93
GEORGETOWN - Elberta Lynch Conaway of Georgetown died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in Beebe Medical Center after a two-month illness. She was 93.
A lifelong southern Delaware resident, Mrs. Conaway was born Aug. 31, 1909, in Roxana, daughter of the late Elbert and Olivia Lynch.
In 1929, she graduated from the Women's College of the University of Delaware with a degree in teaching.
Mrs. Conaway taught in the Georgetown School District until 1931.
She greatly enjoyed playing bridge, cooking goodies, which she loved giving to her family and many friends, and living life to the fullest.
Involved in her community, Mrs. Conaway was an active member of Wesley Methodist Church for more than 60 years, where she served on the church's board of trustees and as a member of the sunshine class. She also was involved in the Georgetown New Century Club and was an early commissioner for the Georgetown Library. In the past, she also served on the American Field Service Committee, which helped pair foreign students with local families.
Along with her civic interest, Mrs. Conaway was a great sports enthusiast. She became one of the charter members of Sussex Pines Country Club and was active in its women's golf program for many years. Mrs. Conaway's participation in golf continued until she was well into her 80s. Her other sports passion was major league baseball. She religiously followed the Orioles, but the Phillies and the Atlanta Braves were also high on her list.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Conaway, in 1959.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Robert Graves of Millsboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Jane Lynch of Seaford; a granddaughter, Jennifer Walter, and her husband, Mark Walter, of Fairfax, Va.; a grandson, Brett Graves, and his wife, Pam Graves, of Lewes; two great-grandsons, Seth Graves and Matthew Brandon Walter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church, Laurel and Race streets, Georgetown, DE 19947; or the Georgetown Library Building Fund, c/o Alex Robinson, 111 S. Front St., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arnold L. Feldman, 75
MIDDLETOWN - Arnold L. Feldman of Middletown, formerly of New Hope, Pa., died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, after a long illness. He was 75.
Mr. Feldman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Jack and Dina Feldman.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Feldman worked for 25 years until his retirement from Metropolitan Life.
He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Inge Diehl; a son, Larry; two daughters, Heide and Karen; a stepdaughter, Susan, and her husband, Will; and two grandsons, Billy and Christopher.
Gravesite services will be noon Wednesday in Germantown Cemetery, Oldwick, N.J.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his name may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home.
Edward W. Hocker, 40
NEW CASTLE - Edward W. Hocker of New Castle died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, in Christiana Hospital, Newark. He was 40.
He is survived his mother, Barbara Hocker; a daughter, Rita Hocker; a brother, Kendall Hocker; a sister, Anita Sedillo; his grandmother, Doris Dukes; and a host of aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. today in Concord Methodist Church, Concord.
Burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington.
Arrangements by McCrery Funeral Home.
John Laurence Lord , 80
HARRINGTON - John Laurence Lord of Harrington died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in Capitol Health Center, Dover. He was 80.
Mr. Lord was born in Harrington, son of the late William Townsend and Pauline (Hall) Lord.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
After the war, he worked in the parts department of Hallowell Chevrolet in Easton, Md. In 1950, he went to work at the Harrington Post Office, serving as assistant postmaster until retiring in 1977.
Mr. Lord loved harness racing. After his retirement, he would go every day to Harrington Raceway as a faithful observer to watch the horses train and race. At one time, he even owned a retired racehorse named Adonis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Bruce Passwaters, in 1980.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Lord; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cordelia L. "Dee" and Ron Millman of Milford and Vicki Z. and Louie Bruno of Millsboro; two brothers, William and Robert Lord, both of Harrington; six sisters, Jane Carpenter, Ann Jump, Mary Pitlick and Audrey Zeitler, all of Harrington, Evelyn Layton of Hurlock and Laura Betts of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Dwight Hackett Jr. at home, Eric Hackett of Pennsville, N.J., Debra Watson of Millsboro, Denise Collison of Harrington and Susan Voss of Milford; and seven great-grandchildren, Jessica Chisenhall, Jena Watson, Lauren and Daniel Voss Jr. and Brielyn, Sydney and Connor Hackett.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Milford-Harrington Highway, Harrington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
Mildred Rust Macklin, 96
GEORGETOWN - Mildred Rust Macklin of Georgetown died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in Methodist Manor House, Seaford, where she had resided for the past several years. She was 96.
Mrs. Macklin was born in 1906, daughter of the late Frank Rust and Florence Wilson Rust.
She was a 1925 graduate of Georgetown High School.
After graduation from Pearce Business College in Philadelphia, she was a secretary at Eastern Shore Public Service Co. (now known as Conectiv) in Georgetown.
Mrs. Macklin was a member of Sussex Pines Country Club and the Georgetown Historical Society. At the time of her death she was the oldest member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Virden Macklin, in 1983.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Francis Holleger of Milford and Jean and Ernest Peoples of Hockessin; a son and daughter-in-law, Virden R. and Madelyn of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Michael Macklin, Gregory Macklin and Patti Seabolt, all of Georgetown, Mark Peoples of Salisbury, N.C., and David Peoples of Darnestown, Md.; and seven great-grandchildren, Adam Macklin of Bear, Jacob Macklin, Julie Macklin, Cassidy and Kristen Seabolt, all of Georgetown, and Kara and D.J. Peoples of Darnestown, Md.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church, Race Street, Georgetown, where friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
In memory of Mrs. Macklin, the family suggests contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church, Race Street, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Tomes-Dodd-Carey Chapel, Georgetown.
Grace H. Price, 79
STILL POND, Md. - Grace H. Price of Still Pond died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 79.
Mrs. Price was born Nov. 30, 1923, in Kennedyville. daughter of the late Heston and Lydia Dixon Wiltbank.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Price enjoyed baking, crocheting and playing cards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Allen Price; and a brother, Bud Wiltbank.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Elmer Price Sr.; five children and their spouses, Elmer and Lola Price Jr. of Still Pond, Nancy and Lou Grahamer Jr. and James and Deborah Price Sr., all of Betterton, David and Vonnie Price Sr. of Laurel, Del., and Lisa and Dwayne Sewell of Chestertown; four sisters, Mildred Hampton of Church Hill, Esther Meeks of Worton and Martha and Ruth Wiltbank, both of Harrington, Del.; a brother, James Wiltbank of Idaho; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Still Pond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Betterton Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 235, Betterton, MD 21610.
Mildred Lamb Black, 91
FELTON - Mildred Lamb Black of Felton died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, in Silver Lake Center, Dover. She was 91.
Mrs. Black was born May 27, 1911, in Sussex County, daughter of the late John and Laura Lamb.
She attended school in Viola.
She was a domestic worker. She also owned and operated a school bus for the Caesar Rodney School District.
Mrs. Black attended Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dover. She sang in the choir. She also was the community leader and a deaconess.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Black; three brothers, Chester, Harold and Calvin Lamb; and a sister, Claudia Gibbs.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Chester and Agnes Lamb and Samuel and Frances Lamb, all of Dover; three sisters, Estella Smith of Felton and Ethel Moore and Edna Walcot, both of Dover; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Annabelle Lamb; two granddaughters and their husbands, Doris and John Ruff and Florence and James Kilby; six great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in First Seventh-day Adventist Church, Wyoming and New Burton roads, Dover, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Gibbs Memorial Gardens, Camden.
Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.