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Willie Jones, 50
STAR HILL - Willie Jones of Star Hill died Friday, July 17, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 50.
Mr. Jones was born in 1947, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Elizabeth Susan Jones of Dover and the late Willie Jones Sr.
He attended William Henry High School in Dover.
Mr. Jones was employed at Bay Rasen's in Millington, Md.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Edward Jones of Dover; a sister-in-law, Patricia Jones of Dover; an uncle and an aunt, both of Sumter, S.C.; a devoted fiance', Patricia Alexander of Star Hill; and a host of friends and cousins.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Division St. in Dover.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Gibbs Memorial Gardens, Woodside.
Blanche D. McCready, 54
STRASBURG, Pa. - Blanche D. McCready of Oakview Drive, Strasburg, died as a result of a traffic accident Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 54.
Mrs. McCready was born in Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of Madeline Dawson Dubois and the late Frederick Dubois.
She attended Paulsboro High School, in Paulsboro, N.J.
Mrs. McCready and her husband, Terry L. McCready, celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary last January. She was formerly of Harrington, moving to Lancaster County in 1991 with her husband.
She was a manager at Border's Book Shop in Lancaster.
She enjoyed cross-stitch and knitting.
Mrs. McCready was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Strasburg, where she was chairwoman of the administrative board. She was also active in Women Of Faith at the church, putting together trips to rallies in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by two daughters, Justine L. Stevenson, of Houston, Texas; and Lisa S. Dominik, of South River, N.J.; a son, Henry A. Stevenson of Greenwood; three sisters, Diane Myers, of Gibbtown, New Jersey; Sandra Scott of Georgetown, Del.; and Donna Croce of Jacksonville, Florida; and four grandchildren.
Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 40 West Main St., Strasburg, Pa., 17579.
Arrangements by the Ellis R. Bachman Funeral Home, Inc., Strasburg, Pa.
Clarence Allen Jr., 76
DOVER - Clarence Allen Jr. of Dover died Friday, July 17, 1998, in the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 76.
Mr. Allen was born in 1921, in Roebling, N.J.; the son of the late Clarence and A. Viola Allen.
He was a veteran of World War II where he served with the U.S. Coast Guard on Navy ships in the North Atlantic as a Fire Control Technician.
Mr. Allen was a high voltage electrician for Amtrak, where he worked for 30 years, retiring in 1985.
He spent most of his life in New Jersey, moving to Dover from Bordentown, N.J., when he retired in 1985.
He enjoyed gardening and doing handyman work. He was a set builder for the Patchwork Playhouse.
Mr. Allen was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Dover.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Allen, in 1996.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jean Allen; five sons, Guy Allen of Henderson, Nevada, Mark Allen of Wrightstown, N.J., David Allen of League City, Texas, Dean Allen of Trenton, N.J., and Myles Allen of Catasauqua, Pa.; two daughters, Jacqueline Allen of Gypsum, Colorado, and Mimi Allen of Coxsackie, New York; four stepsons, Warren Thornton of Florence, Arizona, Wayne Thornton of Edgewater Park, N.J., Gary Thornton of Vorhees Township, N.J., and George Thornton of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Also surviving are two brothers, Raymond Allen of Clearwater, Florida, and James Allen of Bordentown, N.J.; a sister, Gloria Parker, of Silt, Colorado; 30 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, Dover.
Burial will be private.
Arrangements by the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Laura Lane Bell, 92
WYOMING - Laura Lane Bell of Wyoming died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 92.
Mrs. Bell was a Registered Nurse and worked in the Pennsylvania Hospital Eye Clinic retiring in 1968 after 25 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer J. Bell in 1964.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Marion V. Lane of Angola; and two nieces, Barbara Gosehen of California, and Evalyn Helton of Pittsford, N.Y.; and other nieces.
Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Community Church, 2240 South DuPont Hwy., Camden, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Fund, Faith Community Church, Box 1 Camden, DE 19934.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors, Inc., Smyrna.
Helen E. Venables, 72
MILTON - Helen E. Venables of Milton died Monday, July 20, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 72.
Mrs. Venables was born in 1926, in Tarentum, Pa., the daughter of the late John Stimel and Ludmilla Medla Stimel.
She attended New Kensington Business School.
Mrs. Venables was a homemaker and worked as a shipping secretary for Braeburn Steel Company.
She enjoyed cooking and baking for her neighbors and friends and playing bridge.
Mrs. Venables was a member of the Betheseda Evangelist Lutheran Church, Lowell Burrell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Venables in 1984; six brothers, Stephen Stimel, Joseph Stimel, Edward Stimel, John Stimel, and Louis Stimel; and three sisters, Lydia Moroski, Margaret DeWitt, and Viola McRandal.
She is survived by two daughters, Helen Ann Barlow of Georgetown, and Kathy Ross of Brackenridge, Pa.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Duster Funeral Home, Inc., Tarentum, Pa., where the Rev. Lawrence R. Comberg will officiate
Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge, Pa.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 7 Bay Vista Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Arrangements by Duster Funeral Home, Inc., Tarentum, Pa.
Leslie J. Heimall, 84
UNION, N.J. - Leslie J. Heimall of Union died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, in his home. He was 84.
Mr. Heimall was born in 1913.
He graduated from West Side High School, Newark and the American Institute of Banking, N.Y.C.
He began his long and distinguished career in finance at National City Bank, N.Y., and Federal Trust Co., Newark. In 1937, he joined Tuscan Dairy Farms where he remained for the next 52 years.
He was known widely for his many humanitarian efforts. He was the recipient of the Phil Portnoy Association Humanitarian Award, and also received countless honors and awards including salutations from Congress, local and state charitable organizations, and police and athletic societies.
Mr. Heimall was a member of Union Kiwanis, served as director of Union Boys and Girls Club, and past member of the Union Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne Heimall in 1964.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Heimall; a son, Gregory J. Heimall of Delaware; three daughters, Linda Heimall-Carbone of Lyndhurst, Merilyn Bashford and Leslie Ann Mullery, both of Union; five grandchildren, Curtis Bashford, Allison Christie, Sean Mullery, Gregory J. Heimall Jr., and Jennifer Bobel; and nine great grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Haeberle & Barth Colonial Home, 1100 Pine Ave., Union.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made The Boys & Girls Club, Inc., 1050 Jeanette Ave., Union, N.J.
Ethel Lee Gallagher, 96
GEORGETOWN - Ethel Lee Gallagher of Georgetown died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in the Harrison House of Georgetown. She was 96.
Ms. Gallagher was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Georgetown, and a member and volunteer at The Cheer Center.
She is survived by friend and caregiver, Elsie Reynolds and her son Jimmy Reynolds, of Ellendale; and several nieces and nephews, Betty and Clarence Jenkins, of Milford, Ethel Megee, Rose Hughes, Alice Clark, and Matilda and Sam Moore, all of Milton.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Edward Street in Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Conleys Chapel Cemetery, Angola.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Georgetown Cheer Center.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown.
Madeline M. Clark, 84
WOODSIDE - Madeline M. Clark, formerly of Woodside, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in I.H.S. Nursing Facilities, where she had been a resident for the past three years. She was 84.
Mrs. Clark was born in Wilmington.
She was a long-time employee of Harry Louie Laundry of Dover, retiring in 1990.
She is survived by four sons, Jack Clark of Willow Grove, Paul Clark of Frederica, William Clark of South Carolina, and Ronald Clark of Bridgeville; three daughters, Sharon McKinnon of Woodside, Beverly Viehanm of Salisbury, Md., and Diane Marvel of Houston; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso, 1175 S. State St., Dover.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Arrangements by Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso, Dover.
Robert R. Pyle Jr., 66
MILLSBORO - Robert R. Pyle Jr. of Millsboro died of cancer Monday, July 20, 1998, in his home. He was 66.
Mr. Pyle was born in Winterhaven, Fl., the son of late Robert R. Pyle Sr. and Olive Derr Pyle.
He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He worked in management of the paint department of General Motors plant in Wilmington, retiring in 1986 after 31 years.
Mr. Pyle was a member of Oak Orchard Community Church in Oak Orchard.
He is survived by his wife, June Biddle Pyle; a son, Robert R. Pyle III of Boothwyn, Pa.; a daughter, Valerie Pyle, at home; a sister, Suzanne Story of Altamont Springs, Fla.; and a grandson.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., in Millsboro, where friends may call one hour before the service.
Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to the Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Service, Millsboro.
Brady R. Layton, 24
DAGSBORO - Brady R. Layton of Dagsboro died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bishopville, Md., Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Penninsula Regional Medical Center. He was 24.
Mr. Layton was born in Salisbury, Md., the son of Ross E. Layton and Beverly Benston Layton.
He graduated from Indian River High School in 1992.
He had been a poultry farmer.
Mr. Layton was a member of the Frankford Presbyterian Church and the Delaware Street Rod Association.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Troy A. Layton of Dagsboro; his paternal grandmother, Christine Layton of Dagsboro; and his maternal grandparents, Rulith and Shirley Benston of Rosana.
Service will be noon Thursday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Frankford. The Rev. Robert Hudson will officiate.
Burial will be in the Dagsboro Redmens Memorial Cemetery in Dagsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Frankford Presbyterian Church in Frankford.
Fannie P. Kujawski, 85
CLAYTON - Fannie P. Kujawski of Clayton died after a short illness Sunday, July 19, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 85.
Mrs. Kujawski was born in 1912, in Camden, N.J., the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Prawdzik.
She had been a homemaker. She and her husband moved to Delaware in 1968.
She enjoyed Polish music, dancing and playing the organ.
Mrs. Kujawski had been a member of the St. Polycarp's Catholic Church in Smyrna, and a volunteer worker serving meals to the elderly at Peach Circle Senior Center in Smyrna for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Kujawski, in 1971.
She is survived by three sons, Antone Kujawski and his wife, Jacquline of Clayton, Michael Kujawski of Fredericksburg, Va., and John Kujawski of Clewiston, Fla.; two daughters, Theresa Schlacter of Fredericksburg and Genevieve Chappell of Tyner, N.C.; a sister, Regina Grzybowski of Philadelphia, Pa.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Polycarp's Catholic Church, Ransom Lane and South St. in Smyrna.
Friends may call from 9 to 10:40 a.m. Thursday at the Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions
be made to the American Legion Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 345, Smyrna,
Eleanor M. Fleetwood, 83
HEMET, Calif. - Eleanor M. Fleetwood of Hemet died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in her home. She was 83.
Mrs. Fleetwood was born in Greensboro, Md.
She was a resident of Denton, Md., prior to retiring to Florida and later to California, where she has resided for the last 14 years.
In 1968, she was honored with a membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Fleetwood was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, a member of the Denton Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and a volunteer who was dedicated to working with the developmentally challenged at the St. Benedictine School in Ridgely, Md.
She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, William Fleetwood Sr., of Hemet; and a son, William Fleetwood Jr., of Los Angeles.
Private service was held March 21, 1998, in Hemet.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Denton Cemetery.
Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home P.A., 12 South Second Street, Denton.
Edmund J. Chmielewski, 74
MILLSBORO - Edmund J. Chmielewski of Millsboro died of heart failure Monday, July 20, 1998, in his home. He was 74.
Mr. Chmielewski served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a retired accountant with American Chicle Co. of Long Island, and later, with the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Center in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Mr. Chmielewski was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church of Oak Orchard, and an active member of the Mason-Dixon Post 7234 of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ocean View.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Ann Chmielewski; two sons, Paul J. Chmielewski, of Binghamton, N.Y., and John A. Chmielewski, of Reading, Pa.; a daughter, Joanne C. Subach, of Millsboro; two sisters, Irene Eder of Long Island, N.Y., and Janice Kohut of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two granddaughters.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Edward Street, Georgetown.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Long Neck.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, near Summit.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Paul Demby, 75
MILLINGTON, Md. - Paul Demby of Millington died Thursday, July 16, 1998, in Veterans Hospital, Wilmington, Del. He was 75.
Mr. Demby was born in 1923 in Kenton, Del., the son of the late Joseph Samuel Demby Sr. and Mary Ellen Johnson Demby.
He attended Kenton Elementary School in Kenton, and Booker T. Washington High School in Dover, Del.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Demby was employed at W.L. Wheatley in Clayton, Del., for many years. Later, he was employed by his father as a school bus driver. He also worked as an agricultural worker.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gilbert Demby Sr., Joseph Demby Jr. and Leon Demby.
He is survived by three brothers, Marvin Demby of Wilmington, Del., Landell Demby of Jacksonville, Fla., and Don Demby of Felton, Del.; a sister, Collette Demby of Dover; two devoted sisters-in-law, Georgianna Demby of Millington and Dorothy Demby of Pondtown; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Millington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in John Wesley Methodist Church Cemetery, Millington.
Arrangements by Walley Funeral Home, Chestertown.]
Louise Hicks Harris, 77
KENNEDYVILLE, Md. - Louise Hicks Harris of Kennedyville died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chestertown. She was 77.
Mrs. Harris was born in 1921 in Easton, the daughter of the late Clyde Hicks and Carrie Lewis Hicks.
She was a lifetime resident of Kent County, living in Kennedyville since 1940.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Harris was a member of Kennedyville United Methodist Church, a member of V.F.W. Post 652 Ladies Auxiliary, a member of Rebecca Lodge in Still Pond and the oldest member of Kennedyville Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Harris; and a grandson, C. David Harris Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, David Harris; a son, Clyde D. Harris of Greenwood, Del.; two daughters, Joyce Ann Harris at home, and Elizabeth (Buff) Kircher of Middletown, Del.; two granddaughters; and four great grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennedyville United Methodist Church, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
The Rev. Jerry Devine will officiate.
Burial will be in church cemetery.
In memory of Mrs. Louise Harris, donations may be made to Kennedyville Vol. Fire Co., or Kennedyville United Methodist Church, c/o Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, P.O. Box 235, Galena, MD 21635.
Betty Jane Hershberger, 71
DOVER - Betty Jane Hershberger of Dover died Monday, July 20, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 71.
Mrs. Hershberger was born in Milford, the daughter of the late Daniel W. Wisseman and Nancy Willey Wisseman.
She worked for Kent General Hospital in the linen department for 35 years, retiring in 1988.
Mrs. Hershberger was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dover.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton C. Hershberger, in 1981; and a son, Arthur C. Hershberger, in 1962.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda E. Brothers of Dover, and Nancy L. Phillips, and her husband, Barry, of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Harry Torbert of Greenwood; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn Brothers and Shaun Brothers, both of Dover, Kevin Phillips, and his wife, LynnAnn, and Michael Phillips, all of Albuquerque.
Service will be noon Thursday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.
Jacob E. Stratton, 70
SEAFORD - Jacob E. Stratton of Seaford died of heart failure Sunday, July 19, 1998. He was 70.
Mr. Stratton was born in 1927, in Exmore, Va., the son of the late Thomas Stratton and Mollie Bradford Stratton.
He worked for E.I. DuPont in Seaford until his retirement.
Mr. Stratton was affiliated with John Wesley United Methodist Church, a member of Prattis Deshields Post 37 in Seaford, a member of Morning Star Lodge 10 in Laurel, and a member of N.A.A.C.P.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Banks Stratton of Seaford; a son, Donald Lee Stratton of Dover; two daughters, Joeanne White of Bridgeville and Arlette Downey of Camden, N.J.; two adopted daughters, Sharon Walters of Laurel and Mary Robinson of Providence, R.I.; two sons-in-law, Heyward White Sr. of Lincoln and Floyd Downey of Camden, N.J.; three brothers, John Stratton of Exmore, Crawford Stratton of Baltimore and Ernest Stratton of Easton, Md.; a sister, Margret Smith of Camden; an adopted sister, Catherine Cannon of Seaford; a very special friend, Floyd Henry of Seaford; five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service will be noon Friday at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Seaford, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Concord.
Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, Seaford.
Edward Baevsky, 78
SMYRNA - Edward Baevsky of Smyrna died Sunday, July 19, 1998, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. He was 78.
Mr. Baevsky was born in 1919, in Atlantic City, N.J., the son of the late Michael and Fanny Baevsky.
He worked as a chemical operator for DuPont, retiring after 30 years of service.
Mr. Baevsky enjoyed fishing, building models and gardening.
He is survived by a son, Bret Baevsky, formerly of Georgetown.
Service will be from 11:30-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.
Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Lawrence Paul Dugan, 59
GEORGETOWN - Lawrence Paul Dugan of Georgetown, and formerly of Chichester, Pa., and Chester, Pa., died Monday, July 19, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 59.
Mr. Dugan was born in Chester, the late son of Lawrence Dugan and Elizabeth Pennington Dugan.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Dugan was a retired chemical operator for Sartomer Co. of West Chester, Pa.
He was a member of American Legion Post 28 of Oak Orchard, Millsboro.
Mr. Dugan was an avid NASCAR fan.
He is survived by his wife, Elva G. Dugan; a daughter, Debora Dugan Givens of Georgetown; a stepdaughter, Karen D. Ragni of Magnolia; a stepson, Robert W. Wilson of Elkton, Md.; and seven grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, near Summit.
Betty Withoff, 78
AUSTIN, Texas - Betty Withoff of Austin died of breast cancer Monday, July 20, 1998. She was 78.
Mrs. Withoff was born 1919, in Haywood, Okla.
She lived the most fulfilling part of her life in Lakeway, Texas, and Austin, Texas.
Mrs. Withoff attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
She enjoyed playing bridge, tennis and bingo. She walked daily.
Mrs. Withoff was a member of the Lakeway Ecumenical Church.
She is survived by a son, Alan Withoff of Ohio; a daughter, Carla Wold, and her husband, David, of Delaware; three grandchildren, Joshua Wold, Jonathan Wold and Candace Waters, all of Delaware; a great-granddaughter, Charlene Waters of Delaware; a brother, Houston Crabb of Texas; a cousin, Stephen Crabb of Texas; and a close friend, Jane Gongaware.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeway Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway, with the Rev. Tom Carroll officiating.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home, Austin.
Walar Bula Nottingham, 88
MILFORD - Walar Bula Nottingham of Milford died of natural causes Monday, July 20, 1998, in Courtland Manor Nursing and Convalescent Home. She was 88.
She was a homemaker. She had a special relationship with her grandson, Donell Roach, whom she raised.
Mrs. Nottingham was a member of the A.M.C. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chancey Nottingham; three sisters, Rosie, Matilda and Louise, all of North Carolina; and a granddaughter, Darlene Roach of New York.
She is survived by a brother, Dempsey Roach of North Carolina; a sister, Ula Roach of North Carolina; a daughter, Emma Griffin, and her husband, Luther, of Milford; a son, Charles Roach, and his wife, Mary Banks of New York; and six grandchildren, Fannie Mae Gill of Virginia, Donell Roach, and his wife, Patricia, of Dover, and Charles Victor Roach, Angie Roach, Grenda Roach and Sheila Roach, all of New York.
Service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Donell Roach, c/o Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, DE 19963.