Shawn Matthew Cox, 27
MILFORD - Shawn Matthew Cox of Milford died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, on Del. 1 near Argo's Corner. He was 27.
Mr. Cox was born in Darby, Pa., son of Vernon T. Cox, Sr., and the late Barbara Joan (Olcese) Cox who died in 2001.
He was a 1993 graduate of Milford High School where he was a member of the football team. While in school he enjoyed playing baseball with the Milford Little League. He attended Campbell University in Raleigh, N.C. for two years.
He was the disc jockey at the Milford Skating Center for several years, and acted as the announcer for the Milford Community Parade for the past 3 years. He was a sales representative at Mattress Warehouse in Wilmington and at The GAP in Rehoboth.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Robert Cox, in 1992.
He is survived by one son, Deionte' Hazzard; a daughter, Na'Dejah Hazzard, both of Magnolia; his fiancée, Normanda Hazzard of Magnolia; a father, Vernon T. Cox Sr., of Greenwood; a brother, Vernon T. Cox Jr., of Greenwood; and a sister, Kim-Marie Cox of Harrington.
Friends may call at the Lofland Funeral Home at 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford, Friday from 9 until 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Seabury Avenue and School Place, Milford.
Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to The Milford Boys and Girls Club, 105 N.E. Front St., Milford, DE 19963.
Flossie A. Conley, 94
INGLESIDE, Md. - Flossie A. Conley of Ingleside died Nov. 10, 2002 in the Chestertown Hospital. She was 94.
Mrs. Conley was born March 21, 1908, in Caroline County, daughter of the late Samuel Pippin Conley and Augusta Walls Conley.
She was better known as Aunt Floss to all that loved her.
She was the Ingleside post-master for 48 years.
Mrs. Conley was a lifetime member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Ingleside. She served as a board member of the church, as treasurer, and a Sunday school teacher for 36 years.
She is survived by nieces and nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; she lived with and helped in raising Irene Moore of Golts, Alice Tribbett of Ingleside, Dickie Conley of Kennedyville, and Charlie Conley of Ingleside.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home, P.A., Greensboro.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Templeville Cemetery, Templeville.
Contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Ingleside, P.O. Box 202 Sudlersville, MD 21668-0202
Marie H. Jester, 91
CHURCH HILL, Md. - Marie H. Jester of Church Hill died, after a long illness, Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, in Schuyler House, Church Hill. She was 91.
Mrs. Jester was born April 12, 1911, in Church Hill, daughter of the late David Edgar and Elva Smith Hurlock. She was a lifelong resident of Queen Anne's County.
She began teaching school in a one-room schoolhouse near Hayden in 1935 and taught kindergarten and second grade in Centerville until her retirement in 1975.
Mrs. Jester was a member of the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, S. Dudley Jester, on Sept. 24, 1989; a brother, D. Edgar Hurlock Jr. and a sister, Catherine Hurlock Knotts.
She is survived by a son, Francis D. Jester and a grandson, Charles D. Jester, both of Church Hill.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Church Hill Cemetery, Church Hill.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to Church Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Church Hill, MD 21623 or to Church Hill Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 66, Church Hill, MD 21623
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Lanijah Jada Jones, 4 months
LAUREL - Lanijah Jada Jones of Laurel died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in her home. She was 4 months old.
Lanijah was born July 4, 2002.
She is survived by her father, Marice Cannon of Seaford; her mother, Quenda Jones of Laurel; paternal grandparents, Alvin and Lilly Kellam of Laurel; maternal grandparents, Anthony Jones of Bridgeville and Venida Johnson of Bridgeville; a brother, Michael R. Jones of Laurel; a sister, Timea Cannon of Laurel; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Young Funeral Home, 308 N. Front St., Seaford, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Middleford.
E. Norma Minner, 79
HARRINGTON - E. Norma Minner of Harrington died peacefully in the Milford Center surrounded by her family Monday, Nov. 11, 2002. She was 79.
Mrs. Minner retired in the early '80s from Quillens Market in Harrington where she had been a cashier for approximately 10 years. Prior to that, we was a waitress at the Bridle Bit Restaurant for many years.
She loved playing cards and traveling. She thoroughly enjoyed her times with her friends and family.
Mrs. Minner was a member of the Harrington Senior Center, Over the years, she made many friends through the center. She also was a member of PWP (parents without partners) in Dover. Here again, she made a lot of friends with that affiliation.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Minner Jr., in 1971.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary L. Minner and Bobbi Hettel-Minner of Hartly; two brothers, Harold Adams of Kenton and Edward Jewell of Hartly; a sister, Audrey Slover of Smyrna; a granddaughter, Tawnya Squier of Harrington; a grandson, Daryl Minner of Felton; and a great-grandchild, Cameron Squier.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Price Funeral Home, 6 Dorman St., Harrington
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Ruth Davis Sheets, 85
FELTON - Ruth Davis Sheets of Felton died, after a long illness, Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in the Holy Cross Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Burtonsville, Md. She was 85.
Mrs. Sheets was born in 1916, in Pittsville, Md.
She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.
Mrs. Sheets worked for the Delaware State News for 20 years, where she began working there with Jack Smyth, the original publisher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Sheets.
She is survived by two sons, Jim and John, and three grandsons, Todd, Ryan and Jim.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Berry-Short Funeral Home, Main Street, Felton.
Burial will follow in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Minnie Olive Watson, 73
GEORGETOWN - Minnie Olive Watson of Georgetown died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 73.
Mrs. Watson worked at Henry's Newsstand for over 40 years and at Smith's Restaurant in Georgetown for three years as a waitress before retiring due to health reasons in February 2002.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer E. and Clara Spicer Jewell and her husband, Howard W. Watson Sr.
She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Reynolds of Georgetown; two sons, Howard "Buddy" Watson Jr. and Ralph Watson, both of Georgetown; a sister, Edna Powell of Georgetown and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Cokesbury Cemetery, U.S. 18, west of Georgetown.
Paul H. Pruitt Sr., 60
CLAYTON - Paul H. Pruitt Sr. of Clayton died peacefully of natural causes Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in his home. He was 60.
Mr. Pruitt was born April 6, 1943, in Wilmington, son of the late Clifton J. Pruitt Sr. and the late Marjorie Foraker Stewart.
He was a musician, playing the guitar and touring all over the country, and was the youngest lead-guitar player for Bill Haley and the Comets in the early '70s.
He enjoyed being at the Smyrna Diner, talking with his friends. He loved his family.
Mr. Pruitt was a devout Christian who attended Kent Christian Center in Dover.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn Renee Krafchick; and a brother, Benjamin Foraker.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jackson Pruitt; three daughters, Maria E. Steele of Oxford, Pa., Eva Mae DeVincentis of Newark and Ashley Elizabeth Pruitt of the family home; a son, Paul H. Pruitt Jr. of Newark; a stepson, Bruce Hamm Jr. of Newport; a stepdaughter, Nicole J. Hagner of Dover; a brother, Clifton J. Pruitt Jr. of Claymont; 15 grandchildren, Renee, Michelle, Brandi, Brittney, Ariel, Kaitlyn, Casey, Brittney, Tony, Brandon, Logan, Ryan, Coty, Caitlin and Joey; and his two dogs, Bugsy and Elmo.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour before services.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.
Donald Ray 'Skipper' Pumphrey, 36
SMYRNA - Donald Ray "Skipper" Pumphrey of Smyrna died Saturday, May 10, 2003, in Green Valley Nursing Home, Smyrna. He was 36.
Mr. Pumphrey was born Dec. 8, 1966, in Lewes, son of Gloria R. Pumphrey and Donald R. Hall of Lewes.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, who raised him, Lottie Mae Sample of Rehoboth Beach; his paternal grandparents, George and Juanita Ames of Rehoboth Beach; 11 brothers, Elton Pumphrey, Leroy Antonio Pumphrey, Timothy Pumphrey, Sidney Ray Frazier, Quinn Frazier, Eric Frazier, Damien Ayers, BJ Holbman, Dewaynne Holloman, Antonio Frisby and Melvin Crippens; two sisters, Mechelle Pumphrey and Gloria Frisby; seven uncles, John Pumphrey Sr. of Cool Spring, Leon Ward and Leroy Ward, both of Alexandria, Va., William Ames of Somerset, N.J., John Hall of Cool Spring, George Ames Jr. of Rehoboth Beach and Robert Ames of Milton; six aunts, Beverly Frisby of Seaford, Peggey Ward of Alexandria, Va., Daisy Williamson of Lewes, Carolyn Ames of Brownmills, N.J., Brenda Maull of Rehoboth Beach and Mary Ward of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a great aunt, Adline Outlauw of Lewes; a great uncle-in-law, Julius Maull of Rehoboth Beach; an aunt-in-law, Sandra Ames of Columbia, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. today in Soul Saving Station Church, Rehoboth Beach.
Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Lewes.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Kenneth K. Remington, 78
HARRINGTON - Kenneth K. Remington of Harrington died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 78.
Mr. Remington was born in Mott, N.D., son of the late Keith Henry Remington and Caroline Elizabeth Campbell.
He was in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946 during World War II on an ammunition ship stationed in the Philippines. He left the Navy in 1946 to get married. Because his new bride, Hilda Ruth Remington, fell ill, Mr. Remington enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1951, stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. In 1952 he was assigned to Bordeaux, France, as a commissary officer. Sadness hit in 1952 when Mrs. Remington passed away, prompting him to return home to attend her funeral, when he collected his son, Wayne, and returned to France. There they remained for many years in Europe. Mr. Remington retired honorably in Fort Polk, La., in April 1965. He returned home in 1973 and settled in Delaware, where he made his home.
He loved animals. For almost 15 years, he bought and sold livestock. In his spare time, he liked fishing and he enjoyed gardening.
Mr. Remington was a very active member of American Legion Post 7 of Harrington, where he was in charge of membership for 20 years. Through the American Legion, Mr. Remington was a member of the 40/8 of Dover. Mr. Remington was also a member of the VFW of Milford and a member of the Cootee.
He is survived by a son, Wayne Arnold Remington of Aurora, Ore.; a brother, Darrel Remington of Mott, N.D.; and two sisters, Grace Fulton of Belle Fouche, S.D., and Eithleen Marthaller of Hettinger, N.D.
Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday in Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South DuPont Highway, Harrington. The American Legion and VFW will participate in the memorial service.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in North Dakota.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Harrington American Legion Post 7, Harrington, DE.
Carlena Taylor, 49
NEW CASTLE - Carlena Taylor of New Castle died Monday, May 12, 2003, in Wilmington Hospital of Christiana Care, Wilmington. She was 49.
Ms. Taylor was born Sept. 5, 1953.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Salisbury, Md., where friends may call lone hour earlier.
Burial will be in Dea's Chapel Church Cemetery, Horntown, Va.
Elsie A. 'Trixie' Wilson, 78
MILFORD - Elsie A. "Trixie" Wilson of Milford died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 78.
Mrs. Wilson was born in England, daughter of the late William and Lillian Juler Grummitt.
She was a homemaker.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She taught ballroom dancing for 42 years and enjoyed ballroom dancing at the Shawnee Dance Club, Crystal Dance Club and Golden Ballroom Dance Club, both in Denton, Md., and at the Seaford Dance Club.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Ladies of the Elks, Milford; Daughter of the British Empire, Parson Thorne Chapter, charter member; and past president and treasurer of the Trans-Atlantic Brides and Parents Association.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mable and Irene Grummitt.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, William A. Wilson; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale W. and Barbara Wilson of Clarksville, Md.; two grandchildren, Susan Lauren and Scott Matthew Wilson; and a sister, Valerie Baker of England.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Berry-Short Funeral Home, N.W. Front Street, Milford, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Joseph Donnell 'J.D.' Calhoun Jr., 32
OCEANVIEW - Joseph Donnell "J.D." Calhoun Jr. died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in his home. He was 32.
Mr. Calhoun was a 1996 graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.
He was an artist, a work in progress until the end.
Mr. Calhoun lived in New York and Lawrence, Kan., before coming to Delaware.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Carol Calhoun, of Bethany Beach; a sister, Jodi Brinkman, of Dagsboro; and by Jennifer Wells, Amelia Whitney and John Whitney.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bethany Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Mariner's Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Alva 'Huck' Clough, 84
CECILTON, Md. - Alva "Huck" Clough, of Cecilton, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, in Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center, Elkton. He was 84.
Mr. Clough was born in Warwick, son of the late Dudley and Elizabeth Powell Clough.
He was an automobile mechanic in Cecilton for more than 30 years, employed in the same building working for three separate owners: H.W. Cheyney Sr., H.W. Cheyney Jr. and Tommy Pierce. He retired in 1986.
Mr. Clough was a charter and life member of the Cecilton Lions Club, where he has been honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Nickles.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ida Benson Clough; four daughters, Betty Krischbaum, of Elkton, Joyce Lamb, of Lewes, Del., Ida Roberts, of Chesapeake City, and Jackie Graham of Middletown, Del.; a brother, Gilbert Clough, of Stanton, Del.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 West Cross St., Galena.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Cecilton.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Cecilton Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 565, Cecilton, MD 21913.
Joseph J. Cravotta Jr., 85
DOVER - Joseph J. Cravotta Jr., of Dover, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in Perry Point Veterans Administration Hospital, Perry Point, Md. He was 85.
Mr. Cravotta was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He retired from the former Jell-O/Dover manufacturing plant of General Foods, Dover.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Lee Cravotta; and a son, Joseph J. Cravotta III.
He is survived by a granddaughter, Sara Mussaw of Elkton, Md.; and great-granddaughter.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, with burial following in the cemetery.
Arrangements by Hicks Homes for Funerals P.A., Elkton.
Ruth M. Dorey, 91
MILLSBORO - Ruth M. Dorey, of Millsboro, died Monday, May 14, 2001, in the home of her son, J. Reese Dorey, of Millsboro. She was 91.
Mrs. Dorey was born near Millsboro, the daughter of the late Ernest and Charlotte Esham Bowden.
She was a member of the Carey's United Methodist Church in Millsboro.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George William Dorey, on Sept. 29, 1978.
In addition to J. Reese Dorey, she is survived by two other sons, Ralph W. Dorey and Ernest Lee Dorey, both of Millsboro; a daughter, Hazel M. Baker, of Gumboro; a brother, Irvin Bowden, of Whitesville; a sister, Mildred Robinson, of Clarksville; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call two hours prior to service. The Rev. George Godfrey will officiate.
Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Sussex Chapter, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Charles Edward Hearn Sr., 74
SEAFORD - Charles Edward Hearn Sr., of Seaford, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, in his home. He was 74.
Mr. Hearn was born in Delmar, the son of the late Clifford G. and Grace Wilson Hearn.
He was the owner and operator of Seaford Salvage Yard since 1972. Prior to that he was a truck driver for many years.
Mr. Hearn attended Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Luther and Howard Hearn.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara V. Hearn; a son, Charles E. Hearn Jr., of Seaford; two daughters, Linda Bishop, of Georgetown, and Diana Jewell, of Seaford; a stepson, Joseph Prokopiac, of Germany; a step-daughter, Phyllis Glenn, of Florida; a brother, Robert L. Nibblett, of Seaford; two sisters, Joyce Smart and Mary C. King, both of Laurel; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Marvil, Tracey Hastings, Kimberly Absher, Chuckie Hearn, Stacy Hearn, Selena Hearn and Natasha Boyce; a step-granddaughter, Jessica Crobat; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Short Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Roland Tice and the Rev. Todd Crofford will officiate.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.