Fern E. Mackey, 67
REHOBOTH BEACH - Fern E. Mackey of Rehoboth Beach died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in her home. She was 67.
Mrs. Mackey was born in Kennett Square, Pa.
She loved the beach.
Mrs. Mackey was a member of the Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Cochranville, Pa.
She is survived her husband of 48 years, James S. Mackey; three daughters, LeAnne Pugliese of West Grove, Pa., Gail M. Bridgham of Isle of Palsm, S.C., and Joyce M. Holton of Landenberg, Pa.; a son, Raymond J. Mackey of West Grove; a brother, Kenneth Barber of Kennett Square; and 11 grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church, Cochranville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church, 505 Street Road, Cochranville, PA 19330.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.
Harold S. Marriott
GREEN ACRES, Fla. - Harold S. Marriott of Green Acres died of natural causes Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in his home.
Mr. Marriott was a resident of Tenants Harbor, Maine; Haddonfield, N.J., Dover, Del.; and, most recently, Green Acres.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Marriott was a commercial fisherman, a professional driver and a businessman in Dover. The majority of his professional career was spent as the manager of the Caravan Motel in Dover, the position from which he retired in 1983.
During his 40 years in Dover, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club, and he participated in numerous civic activities. He also was a Mason and was the Past Commander of Kinney-Melquist Post 34 of the American Legion in Tenants Harbor.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Davis Marriott of Green Acres; a son, Harold S. Marriott II of Fairfax Station, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Laura Wallace Marriott, also of Fairfax Station; and two grandchildren, Ian Marriott, 7, and Dr. Robert J. Marriott, a surgeon in St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City; a sister, Margaret Watts, of Gorham, Maine; and two stepchildren, Scott Mills of Tequesta, Fla., and Judith Atwood of Rockland, Maine.
Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to: Hospice Center (Green Team), 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Elizabeth 'Libby' Mitchell, 70
GEORGETOWN - Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell of Georgetown died in her sleep Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, with her extended family around her. She was 70.
Mrs. Mitchell was born in Milford, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Emma J. Chambers Carpenter.
She was a secretary for Swift & Co. in Georgetown for 22 years until 1977. She then was a secretary for Lorne LeMieux in Milford for 10 years.
Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Milton Wesleyan Church in Milton, and was a staunch supporter of the Georgetown and Millsboro Little Leagues and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton E. Mitchell, in 1988.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Bob Smith of Georgetown; three grandchildren, Rob Smith and Chris Smith of Millsboro and Lori Bishop of Greensboro, Md.; two sisters, Mary Southwick and Ethel Donaldson, both of Wilmington; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Inman officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions to: American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
Gordon 'Gordy' Sells, 37
SALISBURY, Md. - Gordon "Gordy" Sells of Salisbury died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. He was 37.
Mr. Sells was born Dec. 30, 1963, in Marydel, Del., the son of Gladys Sells and the late Jacob Sells.
He received his formal education at Caesar Rodney Senior High School and Kent Vo-Tech, the predecessor of Polytech.
After graduation in 1981, he became active in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where he served at Dover Air Force Base and attained the rank of staff sergeant.
Mr. Sells was employed at Filtronic Comtek in Salisbury as a product engineer.
He was an outgoing, friendly person who loved his family very much and had a remarkable personality. No one was ever a stranger to him. He was best known for his excellent volleyball skills and played with numerous teams and leagues throughout the area. His other hobbies were fishing and being a handyman. He used his handyman skills to help the community, without a charge, as well as around his home. The finished product was always of great quality.
Mr. Sells joined Freedman's Methodist Church in Tyaskin, and often used his skills towards building, plumbing and electrical needs, or whatever needed repairing.
He is survived by his wife, Barthine Sells of Tyaskin; four children, Chakira Sells and Brandon Sells, both of Tyaskin, Airealle Sells of Princess Anne and Staff Sgt. Daryl Everett, stationed in North Carolina; his mother, Gladys Sells of Marydel, Del.; seven brothers, James Sells and Medford Taylor, both of Dover, Del., and Robert Sells, Raymond Sells, William Sells, Leroy and Sells Kevin Sells, all of Marydel; four sisters, Doris Reddick of Augusta, Ga., Connie Sells of Abilene, Texas, and Sidney Sells and Cynthia Sells, both of Dover; three sisters-in-law, Pauline Sells of Dover, Lisa Sells of Patchogue, N.Y., and Rosanne Sells of Marydel; a brother-in-law, Johnathon Riddick of Augusta; three aunts, Violet Thompson of Setuaket, N.Y., and Florence Woodhul and Louise Sells, both of Coram, N.Y.; two uncles, William Chase of Woodside, Del., and Wilbert Chase of Dover; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service will be noon Saturday at Delmarva Evangelistic Church on Gordy Road and Hudson Drive in Salisbury, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be Monday in Veterans Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Salisbury.
Sarah B. Taylor, 70
MILLSBORO - Sarah B. Taylor of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 70.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Millsboro, daughter of the late Elmer and Carrie Abbott Bethards.
She worked in childcare at the Millsboro Day Care Center and the Georgetown Day Care Center for 20 years, retiring in 1996.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church in Millsboro, where she was the pianist and organist for the senior choir, the Little Wonders choir and the male chorus. She also was a member of the Edna Burton Missionary Society and the Laymen's Organization and a director of the Young People's Department for 10 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Priscilla Taylor Snell, in 1998.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Linwood Taylor; three sons, Dwight Taylor of Millsboro, Bruce Taylor of Georgetown and Robert Taylor of Philadelphia; nine daughters, Jennie Santiago, Pamela Taylor, Catherine Taylor, Wanda Taylor, Bertha Taylor, Sebrena Taylor and Gail Simms, all of Millsboro, Shirley Taylor Conaway of Harrington and Linda Perry of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Frances Vann of Dover; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church, Du Pont Boulevard, Millsboro, where friends also may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Old Field Cemetery, Millsboro.
Marjorie Short Warr, 68
HAMPTON, Va. - Marjorie Short Warr of Hampton died after a long illness, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Riverside Regional Medical Center. She was 68.
Mrs. Warr, a native of Bowers Beach, Del., was a Hampton resident since 1969.
She loved to garden and play bridge, and was an avid Beanie Baby collector.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth DeVane; and her parents, William J. and Mary Esther Short.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Wesley M. Warr; a daughter, Lynn Warr Prtorich of Franklin, N.J.; three sons, Ralph Taylor of Logan, Ohio, William Rodney Taylor of Smithfield and Wesley McCauley Warr II of Newport News; three sisters; Barbara Ann Spangler, Fay Dean and Mary Esther Brown, all of Dover, Del.; three brothers; John W. Short of Middletown, Del., and Charles W. Short and Wayne Short, both of Dover; 13 grandchildren; and 1 great-granddaughter.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, Del.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: American Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA, 23606.
Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford, Del.
William G. Sinnamon, 58
MILLVILLE - William G. Sinnamon of Millville, died of cancer Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in his home. He was 58.
Mr. Sinnamon was born in Salisbury, Md. the son of the late William George Sinnamon and Sarah Lynch Sinnamon.
He graduated in 1960 from Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin and graduated Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1965.
Mr. Sinnamon served with the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War.
He was a former Standardbred horseowner and trainer and a Funeral Director with Melson Funeral
Services for several years.
Mr. Sinnamon was a member of the Horseman's Association and U.S. Trotting Association.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Layfield Sinnamon, two daughters, Michele And Jenna; two sisters, Hazel A. Williams of Berlin and Mildred Ann Humphreys of Ocean City, Md.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Berlin, Md.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to either the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, P.O. Box 763, Freehold, N.J. 07728 or charity of choice.
Thomas W. Plummer, 69
WORTON, Md. - Thomas W. Plummer, of Worton, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 69.
Mr. Plummer was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Chestertown, son of the late Lambert and Dorothy Edwards Plummer.
He had worked as a truck driver for David Bramble and Tuck Davidson.
Mr. Plummer loved his grandchildren, fixing lawnmowers, Friday night card games and the outdoors.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Plummer.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joan Thompson Plummer; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Cheryl Plummer, of Galena; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jeremiah Leader, of Worton; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elizabeth Erisman, of Baltimore, and Mary and George Johnson, of Chestertown; two grandchildren, Kyle and Cassandra Plummer; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Chester Cemetery, Chestertown.
Arranagements by the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena.
Warren G. West, 81
DOVER - Warren G. West, of Dover, died Thursday, March 27, 2003, in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Elsmere. He was 81.
Mr. West was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He retired from Hercules after 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Robin West, of Anderson, S.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara A. and Alvin Lynam, of Townsend; two sisters, Charlotte Woollens of Landburge, Pa., and Jeanne Kennedy, of West Grove, Pa.; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Arrangements by Daniels and Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Jo-Anne White 66
HURLOCK, Md. - Jo-Anne White, of Hurlock, died Friday, March 28, 2003, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. She was 66.
Mrs. White was born June 7, 1936, in Laurel, Del., daughter of the late George Clayton Whaley and Fannie Burton Lowe Whaley.
She was a nurse's aide at the former Belle Haven Nursing Home, Hurlock, and had retired as a seamstress from Hurlock Sportswear.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Daniel Lee White; five children, Michael Lee White, Steve Curtis White and Alan Clayton White, all of Hurlock, Jo-Ellen W. Sampson of Trappe and Jack Richard White of Princess Anne; a sister, Jean White, of Bridgeville, Del.; a brother, Richard G. Whaley of Greensboro; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, P.A., Federalsburg, where friends may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Derwin Lowe will officiate.
Burial will be in Bloomery Cemetery near Federalsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801-1652.
Doris M. 'Mom Mom' Grimm, 77
DOVER - Doris M. "Mom Mom" Grimm of Dover died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in Christiana Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was 77.
Mrs. Grimm was born June 24, 1923, in Millville, N.J., the daughter of the late John and Tillie (Coare) Young.
She served in the U.S. Army Women Corps as a tech 4 in the medical department. She was a ophthalmoprosthetic technician, making artificial eyes.
Mrs. Grimm worked as a secretary at General Foods (Kraft Foods), retiring after 18 years.
She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren, bowling, photography, needlework and ceramics.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence D. Grimm Sr.; a sister, Matilda Phifer Hughes; four brothers, John, Herbert, Norman and David Young.
She is survived by a son, Lawrence Dale Grimm Jr. of Dover; three daughters, Bonnie Grimm Maloney of Greenwood, Donna M. Grimm of Dover and Pamela Grimm Forester of Lutherville, Md.; four brothers, Walter Young of New Castle, Bob Young of Colorado, Richard Young of Texas and Verna Brown of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Remembrance service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Trader Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the time of the service.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association.
Irene W. Duncan, 80
DOVER - Irene W. Duncan of Dover died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Christina Hospital. She was 80.
Mrs. Duncan was born May 9, 1920, in Wingeshausen, Germany, the daughter of Heinrich and Emmi (Fischer) Doernbach.
She lived in the United States for the past 35 years.
Mrs. Duncan was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, John H. Duncan of Dover; a son, Peter Doernbach of Germany; a daughter, Patricia Frechette of Woodside; a brother, Heinz Doernbach of Germany; a sister, Agnes Ownes of Dover; a grandson, Govinda Doernbach of Germany; a granddaughter, Jennifer Frechette of Woodside.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Sandtown Nazarene Church, 4448 Willow Grove Road, Felton, DE 19943.
William N. Lewis, 79
MILLINGTON, Md. - William N. Lewis of Millington died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in the Magnolia Hall Nursing Home in Chestertown. He was 79.
Mr. Lewis was born Sept. 15, 1921, son of the late Lloyd L. and Rose Horn Lewis.
After school he served in the U.S. Navy.
After serving his country, he worked as a steel worker at Mealy Metals in Baltimore, retiring in 1962.
He enjoyed boating, crabbing and watching the Orioles and the Ravens on television. In his early years, he loved to spend time on his houseboat with his late wife, Temanene Lewis. He also enjoyed singing, dancing, acting like Jackie Gleason while shucking oysters, and eating steamed crabs.
Mr. Lewis was a member of the Elks Lodge in Annapolis.
He is survived by a daughter, Anna Sender of Florida; two sons, William Leroy Lewis and Timmothy Lewis, both of Baltimore; a sister, Edna Chew of Arnold, Md., several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, MD 21651.
Louise Marie C. Lusby, 90
KENNEDYVILLE, Md. - Louise Marie C. Lusby of Kennedyville died Wednesday March 28, 2001, in her home. She was 90.
Mrs. Lusby was born in the home where she died, the daughter of the late William and Annie Cockran Crow.
She was a homemaker and helped on the family farm.
She enjoyed gardening and playing 500 with her friends. She was a loving person and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the world to her.
Mrs. Lusby was a devoted member of the Shrewsbury Episcopal Church, Kennedyville. She was also a member of the Kennedyville Homemakers and the Kent County Farm Bureau.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Z. Lusby Jr. in February 1986; a daughter, Marie Louise Quinn in June 1980, three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Lusby of Kennedyville, and Betty Pyle of Wilmington, Del.; four grandchildren, Mary Margaret King of Bel Air, James Brian Quinn of Kennedyville, David Alan Quinn of Rock Hall and Scott Lusby Quinn of Chestertown; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Saturday at the Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Shrewsbury Episcopal Church, Kennedyville.
Burial will be in the adjoining churchyard cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Shrewsbury Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 187, Kennedyville, MD 21645 or The Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer, 21710 Bay Shore Road, Chestertown, MD. 21620.