Charles R. Mumford,
Charles Robert Mumford, 49, of Millsboro, passed on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md.
Mr. Mumford was born on July 13, 1958, in Whaleysville, Md.
He was a maintenance foreman at Perdue Farms in Georgetown, where he worked for the past 23 years, and he was retired from the Delaware Army National Guard after 25 years of military service.
Mr. Mumford was a member for 28 years of the Bible Church of Christ, Dagsboro, where he served as a deacon; he was a strong man of God with the heart of David, he loved and cared for God’s people. He loved and was very devoted to his family, loved by everyone that knew him, loved to watch westerns with his mother-in-law and “Home Improvement” with his father-in-law. He also loved to fish, loved his dog Tootles, and was a Washington Redskins Fan. He also enjoyed doing home improvement projects.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Mumford.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Andrea M. Mumford of Millsboro; his father, Charles Robert Pitts of Selbyville; two sons, Robert Corey Mumford and Charles Bryndon Mumford, both of Millsboro; three daughters, Chrislyn Lafaith Mumford, Cramelle Michelle Mumford and Andrea Chanelle Mumford, all of Millsboro; a brother, Darryl Mumford of Baltimore, Md.; five sisters, Eunice Mumford of Laurel, Beverly Mumford of Bridgeville, Zina Hazzard of Georgetown, Linda Mumford of Dover and Dixie Mumford of Frankford; two grandchildren, Destiny T. Mumford and Corey J. Mumford; a host of brothers and sisters in law who adored him and a flock of nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, Route 113, Bishopville, Md., where friends may call one hour before the service. Bishop Roland Mifflin will officiate.
Interment with honors will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial cemetery, Patriots Way, Millsboro.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Barbara Jean Shutt,
Barbara Jean Wilkerson Shutt, 67, of near Georgetown, formerly of Wilmington, passed Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford.
Barbara was born April 17, 1940. in Frankford, to the late Manford J. and Elizabeth C. Hudson Wilkerson.
Barbara was a bookkeeper, retiring in 2002. She worked at Mountaire Inc. in Selbyville for 10 years, Jacob’s Oil Co. in Wilmington for 15 years and before that at the Delaware Trust Company, Wilmington.
She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville. Barbara was a 1958 graduate of Selbyville High School with a business education diploma. She was a vice president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, Penny Hill Branch, Wilmington for two years.
Barbara is survived by special cousins Everett J. Wilkerson and Janet Long Redzig; an aunt, Elsie Lynch, and her very close special friends Carolyn Oliphant and Judy Gallimore.
Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour before. The Rev. Betty Jo Magee will officiate. Burial will be in Carey’s cemetery, Millsboro.
Robert Lee Devereaux Sr.,
Robert Lee “Bob” Devereaux Sr., 64, of Pocomoke City, Md., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at his Rumbley hideaway, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle against cancer.
Born in Salisbury, Md., he was the son of the late James Levin and Winifred Francis Townsend Devereaux.
Mr. Devereaux was a 1961 graduate of Snow Hill High School. He was Pocomoke High School’s basketball teams’ No. 1 fan. Bob was an avid fisherman who also loved camping, traveling, friends, family and good times. Early in his career, he owned Bob’s Texaco in Seaford and spent more than 30 years in tire sales. He worked with Hale Trailer, Brake and Wheel for the past six years, where he was surrounded by loving friends.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Sue “Susie” Devereaux of Pocomoke City; children Terrie Lynn Shatney of Salisbury and Robert “Bobby” Lee Devereaux Jr. and his wife Karen of Lewes; stepchildren Tina Holland of Pocomoke City and Michelle “Missy” Larmore and her husband Clint of Parsonsburg, Md.; grandchildren Richard Hoisington, Brandon Devereaux, Shelby Shatney, Sherrie Shatney, Alexandra Holland, Avery Larmore and Russell Larmore; brother Tony Devereaux and his wife Catherine of Ocean Pines, Md.; and nieces and nephews including Lilly Devereaux, Joey Dorey and Tammy Alexander. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Devereaux.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, at Holloway Funeral Home P.A. in Salisbury, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Bob’s loving longtime friend, the Rev. David Sneade, will officiate. A celebration of his life will also be held on his birthday, April 12, 2008, in Fairmount, Md.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury.
Lois Savage Butterly,
Lois Savage Butterly, 73, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
Lois was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Chincoteague, Va., the daughter of the late Thurman F. and Nelda (Jester) Savage.
She graduated from Rehoboth High School in 1952. As a high school student she received many scholarships from the Rehoboth Art League for her artwork. She graduated from Wesley Junior College in Dover in 1954, where she received an associate’s degree in Christian education. She was very active in drama in college and received the Actress of the Year Award in 1953.
She was a dental assistant for Dr. Bruce Wright for 10 years and retired in 1981.
She was a member of Lewes Presbyterian Church in Lewes and enjoyed working with the church, where she served as deacon, instituted the Tuesday morning Intercessory Prayer Group and started the Heart to Heart program.
She was instrumental in getting Young Life, a Christian youth program, started in the Cape Henlopen School District.
Lois enjoyed painting as an amateur artist and also enjoyed gardening. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas J. Butterly; a son, Thomas T. Butterly and his wife Judith of Milford; a daughter, Beth A. Garvilla and her husband Mike of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Stacey Garvilla, Julie Garvilla, Joseph Garvilla, Elizabeth Butterly and Alexandra Butterly; a sister, Virginia “Ginnie” Caras of Georgetown; a brother, Thurman “Skip” Savage of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Hwy, Lewes, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25. Dr. Harry Hughes will be officiating.
Interment will be private at Epworth U.M. Church cemetery in Rehoboth Beach.
Contributions may be made to Young Life of Coastal Sussex County, P.O. Box 374, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-0374 or Heart to Heart, c/o Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements handled by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown, DE.
Edward Joseph Cahill,
retired from D.C. police
Edward Joseph Cahill, age 82, of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Washington, D.C., passed away peacefully at his residence with his beloved daughter beside him on Sunday, Nov. 18. He was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Albany, N.Y., son of the late Edward Joseph and Sarah Barry Cahill.
Mr. Cahill served as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. from 1950 to 1966. He then worked for the Maryland Health Department conducting environmental inspections. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps, active duty, from 1949 to 1952. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1943 to 1949. Mr. Cahill was a member of VFW Post 7447, Rehoboth Beach, and the American Legion Post in Greenbelt, Md. He was also a member of St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marie F. Francis Cahill, in 2005. He is survived by his daughter, Maura Cahill and her husband Jan T. Luigard of Silver Spring, Md; three granddaughters, Emma, Claire and Sarah Luigard; his sister, Marilyn Kelly and her husband Charles of Commack, Long Island, N.Y.; and his brother, Vincent Cahill and his wife Charlotte of Columbus, Ohio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, King Charles Avenue and Laurel Street, where friends may call one hour prior to Mass. The Rev. James E. Downs, MSA, will be the celebrant. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven cemetery, Silver Spring, Md., at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Skin Association, 346 Park Ave. South, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10010.
Bishop Williamson, 93, of Lewes, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood.
Bishop was born in Peru, Ind., on Nov. 15, 1913. She lived most of her life in Washington, D.C., retiring with her husband Jack to South Bethany in 1994. She and Jack moved to Lewes in 1996. She is survived by her son Van and his wife Alexis of Stevensville, Md., and her son Jeffrey and his wife Mayumi and their daughter Ann Bishop of Lewes.
She died very peacefully in the presence of her sons. She had a long, full life, was deeply loved and will be missed.
All services are private. Arrangements were handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
George R. Stratton,
George R. Stratton, 80, of Frederica, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Brockton, Mass., to the late George Reed and Sylvia Stratton.
Mr. Stratton served his country proudly during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He had the privilege of serving aboard the USS Duncan, USS Chandler and USS Wood destroyers, and was involved with the Asiatic Pacific campaigns.
Professionally, Mr. Stratton worked as a sales consultant for Neenah Hardwood Products. After retiring from there, he worked for Bennett Security.
Growing up, Mr. Stratton enjoyed the Boy Scouts and was a second-class scout. He received a certificate for never missing a day of school, a feat rarely seen today.
After he was married, he and his father-in-law trained dogs and were in many field trials. Mr. Stratton was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He belonged to the Masons for many years. He will be remembered as a fun-loving individual who lived life to the fullest, and would do anything for anyone.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Stratton.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Judy Stratton of Cape Coral, Fla., and Jerry and Cathie Stratton of Milton; a lifelong friend and companion, Lisa Stegall of Frederica; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by the Melvin Funeral Home, Harrington.
Alma Marie Spruance,
Alma Marie Young Spruance, 65, of Harrington, departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, in Christiana Care-Christiana Hospital, Newark, after an unexpected illness.
She was born in Lincoln to the late Willis and Mattie J. Young, on Dec. 4, 1941.
Alma received her education at Lincoln Elementary School.
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mother to five children, two of whom preceded her in death, William Young and Christine Griffin. Alma was a very spirited individual who always tried the very best she could to make life a little bit easier for everyone she came in contact with.
She was affectionately called “Granny” by many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as people who came to know her. Alma loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with all her heart. The life she lived proved that. Anyone who came in contact with her could feel the love of God in her presence.
She lived well, loved hard and most of all, she ran her course, finished the fight and kept the faith.
“Sis,” as she was called by her brothers and sisters, will be sadly missed.
She was preceded in death by two children, William Young, Christine Griffin; and her brothers and sister, Charles H. Waples, Titis J. Young, George E. Young and Estella M. Butler.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories two sons, Charles Young and his wife Delmeta of Harrington, and Curtis Young and his wife Sheila of Bridgeville; one daughter, Antonia Thomas of Lewes; a devoted aunt and uncle, Oscar and Naomi Young of Milford; 25 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends.
Alma will be missed by all and cherished in their hearts always.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 17, with interment in the Williamsville cemetery in Houston. Memorial donations to help defray funeral expenses may be sent to the Young Family, P.O. Box 53, Houston, DE 19954.