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Addie M. Davis 1910-2006
25 Feb 2006
Addie M. Davis of Georgetown died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, in Life Care at Lofland Park in Seaford. She was 95. She was born on April 26, 1910, in Millsboro, daughter of the late Joshua Sr. and Mary E. Harmon Hitchens.
Mrs. Davis was a self-employed housekeeper for many area families for many years. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church in Millsboro.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Davis in 1978; four brothers, Joshua Hitchens Jr., Ernest Hitchens, Wayne Hitchens and Joseph Hitchens; and one sister, Elsie Hooper. She is survived by one sister, Mary Louise Adkins of Millsboro; one brother, Thurman Hitchens of Smyrna; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church in Millsboro, where friends may call after 10 a.m. The Revs. Richard Worthy and Malcolm Steele will officiate. Burial will be in Old Field Cemetery in Millsboro. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro.
Doris E. Mosley Davis
Doris E. Davis of Millsboro died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, in her home. She was 68. Mrs. Davis was born in Milford, the daughter of Ella Mae Hall Mosley of Milford and the late Horace V. Mosley.
She was an artist, specializing in portraits, still life and seascapes. Mrs. Davis was a member of Indian Mission United Methodist Church, the Nanticoke Indian Association and the Millsboro Art League, all of Millsboro, the Rehoboth Art League of Henlopen Acres and the Dover Art League of Dover.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 48 years, William H. Davis; a daughter, Barbara C. Jackson of Millsboro; a brother, Douglas V. Mosley of Milford; a sister, Dolores Johnson of Milford; and two grandchildren, Daryl Brett Jackson and Cory Beth Jackson, both of Millsboro.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Indian Mission United Methodist Church, Indian Mission Road, Millsboro. Burial will be in the Indian Mission Cemetery.
Eleanor Nowland Davis ~1928-2005
25 Mar 2005
Eleanor Nowland Davis, 77, of Smyrna, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in Bay health Kent General Hospital, Dover. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker who was very active in many volunteer organizations and was a former Delaware Volunteer of the Year. Her joys included spending time with her family and her horses and she was a member of the United States Trotting Association.
Mrs. Davis was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Smyrna, where she served in many offices, including recording secretary. She was a member of the Outreach Missions and the Mt. Vernon Fellowship Sunday School class, a former Sunday school teacher and coordinator for the Asbury Church Bazaar for many years, as well as president of the ladies auxiliary at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill for 33 years.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Durham, in 2002; a great-granddaughter, Alison Davis, in 2012; and a brother, W. Howard Nowland, in 1996. She is survived by her husband, Medford Davis Jr.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Medford III and Cathy Davis of Rehoboth Beach and Ray and Linda Davis of Clayton; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joan and Bob Dathe of Cedar Knolls, N.J.; Susan Durham of Smyrna and Gail and Mack of Rehoboth Beach; a brother, J. Ronald Nowland of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Doris Everett of Clayton and Allene Poore of Smyrna; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 26, at Asbury United Methodist Church,
22-24 West Mt. Vernon St., Smyrna, where friends may call at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.
Contributions are suggested to Asbury United Methodist Church Memorial Fund,
P.O. Box 330, Smyrna DE 19977, or JBM-SHS Alumni Association, c/o Debbie Wicks, 22 S. Main St..Smyrna DE 19977.
Elizabeth Anna Wilson Davis 1923-1999
(BDT notes: born Anna Elizabeth Wilson)
Elizabeth A. Wilson Davis of Hartly died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, in her home. She was 76. Mrs. Davis was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Cheswold, the daughter of the late Howard and Mabel Mosley Wilson.
She had worked as a dietitian for the state of Delaware at the A.I. DuPont Schools in Greenville until retiring in 1988. She has worked as a dietitian at the Carey Downey School and the Pleasantville School for the last three years, both in New Castle.
She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and will be best remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Dover, where she worked with children and young adults and had done genealogy work.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Davis, on March 12, 1994. She is survived by a son, Robert H. Davis and his wife, Barbara E., of Middletown; three daughters, Joan E. Casey and her husband, Tom, of Wilmington, Elaine M. Blackwell of Newark, and Catherine O. Moore and her husband, Sam, of Hartly; a sister, Mae Collins of Dover; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 237 W. Lebanon Road, Dover. Burial will be in Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Elsie M. Mosley Davis ~1896-1987
1. Obituary: Elsie M. Davis, 91, of Lakewood of Voorhees, died Saturday the Lakewood of Voorhees Care Center, Gibbsboro. Born in Dover, Del., the daughter of the late Ephraim and Sarah Johnson Mosley, she resided in Atlantic City for many years before moving to Lawnside with her daughter, Harriet Gibbs, and then moved to Voorhees. Mrs. Davis was employed as a nurse at the Atlantic City Medical Center until her retirement in 19-- and had also did private nursing. She was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church of Atlantic City.
In addition to her daughter she is survived by two sons, Howard Spring of Atlantic City and Robert Spring of Pleasantville, a sister Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway of Hopewell Township, 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four sisters, Pauline Williams, Lillian Loatman,. Martha Crammer and Rebecca Mosley; and five brothers, Ephraim, Benjamin, George, Samuel and Harrison.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville. The interment will be made at Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the church Thursday two hours prior to the services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lively Funeral Home.
(Also a defective copy:)
2. Death Notice: DAVIS -- In Lakewood of Voorhees, Gibbsboro, N.J., of Lucas Lan-- Voorhees, N.J., on Saturday, Feb. 2-, 1987, Elsie Mosley Davis, mother of Howard Springs, Robert Springs, and Harriett Springs, sister of Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway, daughter of the late Ephraim and Sarah Johnson Mosley, aged 91 years.
Relatives and friends are invited attend the funeral services without further notice from the St. John United Methodist Church, Fordville, N.J. at -- p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. Interment at Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends may call at the church 2 hours prior to services Thursday. Arrangements under the direction of the Live-- Funeral Home.
Ethel Gwendolyn Clark Davis 1918-1997
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
Church program: Ethel Gwendolyn Davis, daughter of the late John and Lulu Clark, was born November 15, 1918 in Milton, DE and died February 25, 1997 at 12:40 a.m. at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, DE where she had been a patient since February 9, 1997. She was 78. Following surgery on February 10, 1997, she was thrust with complications three days later causing her to be placed immediately in the critical care unit where she remained until her death. It was apparent she was aware of our presence even though she could not communicate. On Saturday, February 22, she no longer responded to our touching or calling her name.
She attended school in Milton and Dover, DE. On April 8, 1938, she married Harry, who was her true companion for the next 58 years. They would have been married 59 years on April 8, 1997. They were blessed with one daughter, Sheila, who she admired and was proud of. She enjoyed shopping with her and traveling when she could.
Ethel and Harry reared four (4) other girls Diana, Daliene (known as Chippy),Jodie and Jessie, all of whom recognized her as mom-mom. Through the years, she always had someones child in her home. She worked for the Steins at Stuart-Kingstons in Rehoboth for approximately 15 years.
She has been a dedicated and faithful member of Harmony United Methodist Church, being involved in many capacities with the Young Adults, The Womens Society, United Methodist Women, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and Methodist Youth Fellowship, as well as serving on many committees. She was known to be one of the key people in the church dining hall. She also had served as a delegate to the Methodist Church Conference when she was younger. Also, a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association.
She loved to cook and enjoyed arts and crafts in crocheting before she became overpowered with rheumatoid arthritis. She was always sharing her canned foods and jellies from the summer to the church functions and individuals. She looked forward to meeting with the girls on Thursday evenings for crafts, rotating each week to a different persons house. She enjoyed TV constantly, watching closely daily the religious cable channel with her Bible in hand.
In addition to her husband Harry and daughter Sheila, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Millie Morris of Millsboro, DE; three brothers, Arlie Clark of Georgetown, DE, Wilfred Clark of Santa Anna, CA, John W. Clark of Lewes, DE; one aunt, Mrs. Henrietta Johnson of Cheswold, DE; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ethels health has been deteriorating for quite a while. However, she never lost her faith in God and concern for all of us as Christians and human beings. She was a dedicated wife, mother, friend, sister, and mom-mom to all of us.
As the spring and summer progress, we will remember Ethel and know she will be back in the sunshine of Gods Home and His Everlasting Love. Beloved wife of Harry and mother to Sheila, and the surviving family, you are loved by all of us. We shall miss you, but be comforted by knowing you are living in Divine Love and Peace of our Heavenly Father.
Funeral Services at Harmony United Methodist Church Route 24 Millsboro, DE 19966. Rev. Dolores Wilks, Pastor
Funeral Arrangements by WATSON FUNERAL HOME Millsboro, DE 19966. Pallbearers: Gavin Jackson, George Turner, Preston Morris, Brian Clark, Aaron Morris, Dwayne Davis. Flower Bearers: Lizella Wright, Cora Selby, Leolga Wright, Krucita Hopkins, Sheila Jackson, Sandra Norwood.
Interment Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery Millsboro, DE Route 24 Millsboro, DE 19966
Grace Geneva Wilson Davis 1909-1999
(Obituary written by Betty Terry)
Grace Geneva (nee Wilson) Davis, formerly of Dover, died from the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease early Thursday morning, July 22, 1999, 12 days shy of her 90th birthday, at the home of her daughter, Betty Terry, in Beltsville, MD, where she had resided the past 7 years.
Mrs. Davis was born in Ridgely, MD in 1909 to Howard Clifton and Bessie Mosley Wilson. After the death of her mother in 1919, the family removed to Cheswold, DE, where her father married her mother’s sister, Mabel Mosley. Two years after her marriage to Wilson S. Davis in 1934, she and her husband moved to Wilmington, DE where they resided and worked for over 40 years.
During World War II, Mrs. Davis made nylon for parachutes at the DuPont Company. After the war she and her husband operated a small restaurant in Wilmington, after which she worked until retirement as a pastry cook for Tower Hill School in Greenville, DE. Many a student was pleasured by her delicious sticky buns! In her leisure hours she enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and growing beautiful flowers.
She and her husband became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended the Wilmington and Dover Wards. She enjoyed working with the Primary children and young women and left with them fond memories of her sweet nature, light touch and tender heart. After retirement Grace and Wilson served as ordinance workers at the Washington Temple for 7 years.
Health problems forced them to move to their daughter’s home in Beltsville, MD in 1992. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Apr. 18, 1994 together with the three generations they had a hand in creating.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her daughter Betty Terry; five grandchildren, Elizabeth G. Terry of San Francisco, CA, William W. Terry of Springville, UT, Frances Terry Phillips of Columbia, MD and Ellen Terry Reichard and David J. Terry of Beltsville, MD; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Davis of Hartly, DE and Mae Collins of Cheswold, DE; a godchild, Colette Carney Wheatley of Dover, and many relatives and friends. She was predeceased in 1994 by her husband, Wilson; by three brothers Charles Wilson, Howard Wilson and Clarence Wilson; and by a sister, Marjorie Wilson.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, 1999 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Del. 10, Lebanon Road (near Royal Grant), near Dover. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford and Reed Streets, Dover or at 1 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the family plot, Immanuel Union United Methodist Church (Manship) Cemetery, Cheswold.
Harold D. Davis 1925-2003
Kalamazoo Gazette on 6/2/2003
(Husband of Margaret Grinage who is descended from Benjamin Greenage b 1811 in Delaware)
Passed away at home on May 31, 2003. Harold D. Davis was born December 20, 1925 in
Lawrence, .MI, the son of Edward Davis and Mary (Donivan) Davis Kendall, who have preceded him in death.
He attended school in Oakwood and Mattawan before joining the Navy at age 17. Harold was a helmsm an on submarines in WW II, serving on 5 patrols in the Pacific. He was a brick mason for much of his life, and also a cross-country semi-driver. Harold's major interest was horses, of which he owned many during his lifetime. On November 13, 1950, he was united in marriage toMargaret (Grinage) Davis, who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Michael (Christine) Davis of Mattawan, and Patricia (Lawrence) Ha le of Shelbyville; his grandchildren, Brent (Jenny) Davis of Kalamazoo, Michael (Erin) Davis of Plainwell, Stephen Hale of Shelbyville, and Roger Hale of Shelbyville; and great-grandson, Sean Davis of Kalamazoo. His sister, Geraldine Dimock of Kalamazoo, and niece, Jill Pero of
Gull Lake, also survive, as does a step-granddaughter, Caitlin Ingersoll of Mattawan, and former daughter-in-law, Joyce ( Davis) Uramkin of Shelbyville. He was preceded in death by a grandson; a great-grandson; a nephew, Jack Roser; and two years ago by his father-in-la w, Orlo Grinage, with whom he had shared a very special bond.
Upon Harold's request cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice will be appreciated. WILLIAMS-GORES FUNERAL HOME Delton
Harry Edward Davis 1916-1999
5 Feb 1999
Harry Edward Davis, 82, of near Millsboro, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center.
Mr. Davis was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a self-employed farmer and truck driver, most recently driving deliveries for Stuart-Kingston Galleries in Rehoboth Beach. He retired from truck driving after 20 years of service in 1990. He was a member ofHarmony Methodist Church, Millsboro, and a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association, where he served as a tribal council member. His wife, Ethel Clark Davis, died in 1997.
He is survived by a daughter, Sheila K. Davis, of Millsboro; a brother, Hersel R. and his wife Myrtle Davis of Millsboro, two great-nieces whom he raised, Dalene G. Norwood and Diane A. Johnson, both of Millsboro; two great-great nieces whom he raised, Jodie Miller and Jessie Stevens, both of Lewes; and several other nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, atHarmony U.M. Church, Route 24, east of Millsboro. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, at Watson Funeral Home,
211 Washington Street, Millsboro. Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Harry Edward Davis 1916-1999
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
Church program: In Loving Memory of Harry Edward Davis Funeral Services at Harmony United Methodist Church Route 24 Millsboro, DE 19966 February 6, 1999 1:00 p.m. Rev. Dolores Wilks, Pastor Funeral Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home 211 Washington Street Millsboro, DE 19966
Harry Edward Davis, son of the late Hester and Morris Davis, was born August 22, 1916 in Millsboro, Delaware and died January 31, 1999 at 3:00 a.m. at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Delaware where he had been a patient since Monday, January 25. He was 82.
Following a stroke in May, 1998, which paralyzed his right side, he spent considerable time in Beebe Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Center in Milford. Because of complications, he had a leg amputation in October, 1998 and surgery again in November for tube feeding. He had a total of six strokes and two bouts with pneumonia, as well as two separate periods of time at the Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes, Delaware. He did not communicate much because he slept most of the time. He was not a difficult patient though to care for. His caretakers at home did a super job. His daughter is very grateful.
Even though he slept most of the time, it was apparent he understood what you said to him. He would listen to your conversation and would interject something when you least expected it.
He attended school in this community (Warwick), working at Townsends, DuPont in Seaford and moved to Newark, New Jersey where he married Ethel Clark, his true companion on April 8, 1938. They were blessed with one daughter, Sheila, whom he adored and cherished. He and Ethel reared four other girls - Diane, Dalene (Chippy), Jodie and Jessie, all whom called him Dat Dat. He also had dogs that he truly loved and who could be seen with him constantly in the field or in his truck. Many thanks go to his splendid caretakers - Ms. Clara Ingram, Mrs. Marilyn Hall, Mrs. Marjorie Todd, and Ms. Diane Johnson.
He was self-employed for many years operating a gas-grocery store, driving a truck hauling chickens, produce and furniture. He worked for Stuart Kingston Gallery for approximately 20 years. He has been a dedicated member of Harmony United Methodist Church for approximately 47 years serving on various committees, as well as being a trustee, a member of the church choir, the Young Adults, and an avid worker in the church dining hall. He thoroughly enjoyed working there for any affair and served as custodian for the church and the dining hall for a long time. He was also a member of the Male Community Choir and the Nanticoke Indian Association where he has been a member of the Tribal Council for the past 19 years. He could be seen frequently with his tape recorder taping programs, particularly where music was involved. He loved the Young Adults of Israel Methodist Church.
In addition to his daughter Sheila, he is survived by one brother, Hersel R. Davis, one sister-in-law Myrtle Davis, nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins and friends. He was a dedicated husband, father, brother, Dat Dat and friend to all of us.
Pallbearers: William A. Davis, Albert C. Davis, Dwayne Davis, Laymond Clark, Preston Morris, Laymond Jackson
Flower Bearers: Krucita Hopkins, Sandra Norwood, Dorinda Dean, Annie George, Jessica Jackson, Hattie Robinson, Lorraine Johnson, Farrah Norwood, Amanda Norwood
Interment: Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery Millsboro, Delaware
Funeral Home program: In Loving Memory Harry E. Davis Age 82 Date of birth August 22, 1916 Date of Death January 31, 1999 Services Saturday, February 6, 1999 1:00 P.M. Harmony United Methodist Church Millsboro, Delaware Officiating Rev. Dolores Wilks. Interment Harmony Church Cemetery Millsboro, Delaware Arrangements
Watson Funeral Home Millsboro, Delaware
Hersel R. Davis ~1915-2005
11 Aug 2005
Hersel R. Davis of Millsboro died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, in Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro. He was 90. Mr. Davis was born in Millsboro, son of the late Morris and Hester Davis.
He was a self-employed farmer and also operated a roadside vegetable stand at his home. Mr. Davis was a member of HarmonyMethodistChurch, near Millsboro. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Myrtle Mosley Davis of Millsboro; a son, Maurice A. "Snooty" Mosley of Millsboro; two "adopted" daughters, Ardith P. Mosley and Sheila K. Davis, both of Millsboro; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in HarmonyMethodistChurch, John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, where friends may call two hours earlier. The Rev. Claudia Waters will officiate. Burial will be in HarmonyChurch Cemetery, Millsboro. Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations to HarmonyMethodistChurch,
27262 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE19966. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Layton S. Davis 1922-2010
Layton Davis, age 87, of Millsboro, Delaware passed away on February 15, 2010 at the Atlantic Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro, Delaware.
Layton owned and operated Layton Davis Texaco for 58 years. He was a WWII Army Veteran, who loved rabbit hunting and fishing. He loved an enjoyed being around people, and was a jovial person. He was truly devoted to his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Minnie Street Davis. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice B. Davis, of Millsboro, Delaware, daughters; Krucita Hopkins and husband William of Millsboro, Delaware and Sonja Ames and husband Robert of Milton, Delaware. Brothers; Walter Davis of Millsboro, Delaware, William Davis of Millsboro, Delaware and Albert Davis of Summerdale New Jersey. Sisters; Annie George of Millsboro, Delaware, and Cherita Davis of Portland Or., a special sister-in-law Leolga, he thought of as a daughter and special nephew Tyler who he thought of as a grandson, he is also survived by many nieces nephews and extended family.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2010 at Noon at Watson Funeral Home 211 S. Washington St. Millsboro, Delaware where friends may call from 10 - Noon. Rev. Claudia Waters will officiate. Interment will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro, Delaware. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home.
Leonard L. Davis ~1923-2000
Newspaper obituaries contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 5 Mar 2001, who notes, "d July 15, 2000, buried July 19, 2000.”
1. Obituary. Leonard L. Davis, 77, of Pennsville died Saturday evening at his home. Mr. Davis was the husband of Marion L. (nee Loatman) Davis and the son of the late John and Amanda Davis. He was born in Spotsylvania, Va., and was a resident of Pennsville Twp. for almost 50 years.
He was a supervisor at the DuPont Chambersworks Plant in Deepwater. He retired in 1982 after 38 years of service. For live years after his retirement, Mr. Davis worked as a consultant for the DuPont Company. He was a 1942 graduate of Princeton High School and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Davis was a member of the DuPont Veterans Association and enjoyed traveling.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sherri Latourette of Bridgeton; two sons, Leonard L. Davis Jr. of Lindenwold and Jonathan W. Davis of Newark, Del; four sisters, Viola Richardson of Princeton, Dimple Taliferro of Ashland, Va., Ruth Costa of New Bedford, Mass., and Nora Allemao of Bloomfield, Conn.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers.
Services Will be held noon Wednesday at the Freitag Funeral Home, Bridgeton, 137 W. Commerce St. Friends may call after 11 am. Burial will be in Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton.
2. Death Notice: DAVIS--Of Pennsville Township, NJ. Suddenly on Saturday, July 15, 2000. Leonard L. Davis, age 77 years. Husband of Marion L. (nee Loatman) Davis, father of Sherri Latourette, Leonard L. Davis Jr., and Jonathan W. Davis and grandfather of Brian and Patrick Davis and Rachel Latourette. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 12 noon. The interment will be made at Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday morning one hour prior to the services.
Lester C. Davis ~1921-2001
26 Dec 2001
Lester C. Davis of Millsboro died of natural causes Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, in Green Valley Terrace in Millsboro. He was 80. Mr. Davis was born in Millsboro, son of the late Charles and Minnie Street Davis.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a mason for W.B. Dorey & Sons in Millsboro from 1951 to 1969, then worked as a self-employed mason until retiring in 1979. Mr. Davis was a member of Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church in Millsboro and V.F.W. Post 1638, Millsboro.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lucille Thoms Davis; two sons and sons daughters-in-law, Alphonso and Deborah Davis of Georgetown and Tyrone and Sandy Evans of Philadelphia; a daughter, Rosalind Davis of New Carrollton, Md.; four brothers and four sisters-in-law, Layton and Janice Davis, Walter and Carrie Davis and William A. and Lillie Davis, all of Millsboro, and Albert and Calantha Davis of Sumnerdale, N.J.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Annie and Johnny George of Millsboro and Cherita Davis of Portland, Ore.; another sister-in-law, Jean Davis of Lawnside, N.J.; six grandchildren, Alphonso Thompson, Cova Thompson, Brett Davis, Justin Davis, Sandy Evans and Tyrone Evans; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be noon Friday at Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church near Millsboro, where friends may call one hour earlier. Pastors Rudyard Lord and Oliver Cheatham will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Lillie Roma Davis 1939-2012
November 20, 1939 - August 13, 2012
Lillie Roma Davis, 72, of Oak Orchard passed peacefully away at home surrounded by her family and beloved friends. She was born on November 20, 1939 on the
Indian Riverto the late Robert Clinton and Coreliza Clark Wright.
She was a member of the
, and was an accomplished piano player with an especially noted fondness for gospel music. She was a graduate of the United Methodist Church Haskell Schoolin . Known for her perfectionist traits in cleaning, she kept an immaculate house. She was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association. She was devoted to her family, especially her granddaughter Lakota, who was “her heart.” She will be greatly missed, and was greatly loved. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, William A. Davis; and a daughter: Sandy Norwood and her husband, Trantino, of Millsboro; and a granddaughter: Lakota Norwood. She is also survived by her sister: Conchita Mae Clark, of Lewes; three brothers: Charles Lee Wright, and his wife Odette; Dallas Nathaniel Wright and his companion Chris; and Robert Clinton Wright, Jr. and his wife Anita – all of Millsboro. She was preceded by two sisters: Ireatha Ann Wright in 1937; and Carrie M. Davis, in 2010. She is survived by a host of extended family members, and many, many beloved friends across the area. She also leaves her little canine friend, “Zoe.” Lawrence, KS
A funeral service, and Celebration of Her Life will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Watson Funeral Home; 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966 at 2:00 PM, where friends may call from Noon until 2:00 for visitation and viewing. Rev. Claudia Waters of Harmony U.M.C. will officiate. Interment will follow at the
in Millsboro. Floral tributes are welcomed. Letters of condolence may be e-mailed via www.watsonfh.com Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery
Lucille Davis 1925-2013
Jan 16, 2013
Mrs. Lucille Davis of Millsboro passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at
Christiana Hospitalin . Newark
She was born March 15, 1925, in
to the late Lindsey and Clair Thoms. She married her husband Lester Davis, and together they raised two children. Lester preceded her in death in 2001. Mrs. Davis was a well-educated woman, active in the Elizabeth, N.J. , where she was a member; she was a member of VFW Post 10638 Auxiliary. She had a professional career, working for many years and retiring as a teacher in the Allegheny East Conference. She loved to read, and do word search and crossword puzzles. She always accepted everybody, was particularly dedicated to her church and to her family, but yet she knew how to stand her ground. She loved, and adored her grandkids. Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church
She is survived by two children: Rosalind J. Davis of New
Carrollton, Md.and Alphonso G. Davis and his wife Debora, of . Also surviving are three brothers: Frank Thoms and his wife, Georgetown Florence, Edwin Thoms and wife Charlotte, and Lorenzo Thoms and his wife also named ; there are four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Lucille was preceded by a brother, Alfred Thoms. Florence
A funeral service will be held at noon, Friday, Jan. 18, at the
, Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, where friends may call two hours earlier, from 10 a.m. until noon for visitation and calling hours. Pastor R. Vincent Dehm will officiate and Pastor Colby Matlock will deliver the eulogy. Interment follows in the cemetery beside the . Lucille loved flowers and floral tributes are welcomed. Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church
Marion Loatman Davis ~1911-2000
Newspaper obituaries contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 5 Mar 2001
1. Death Notice: Marion Loatman Davis of Pennsville, NJ in San Diego, California cn Friday, December 15, 2000. Marion L. Davis (nee Loatman). Age 89 years. Wife of the late Leonard L Davis, mother of Leonard L Davis Jr., Jonathan W. Davis and Sherri Latourette and grandmother of Brian, Patrick and Kelly Davis and Rachel Lalourette. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the FREITAG FUNERAL HOME, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ on Friday, December 22, )O at Noon. The interment will be made at Overtook Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ. Friends will be made Wed at the funeral home on Friday morning one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made In Mrs. Davis’ memory to the Memorial Hospital of Salem County, Education Dept., Take Control Diabetes Self Management Program, 310 Woodstown Road, Salem, NJ (079. Written condolences may be offered to the family at the funeral home web site, freitagfunerathome.com.
2. Obituary: Marion L. Davis (nee Loatman), 69, of Pennsville died Friday afternoon at Scripps Mercy Hospita1 in San Diego, CaIif., where she had been a patient for the last month. She became sick in November shortly after arriving in California to visit family members.
Mrs. Davis was the wife of the late Leonard L. Davis, who died in JuIy. She was born in Bridgeton and was the daughter of the late Oscar and Alice Pierce Loatman. A lifetime South Jersey resident, she had lived in Pennsville for more than 40 years.
A homemaker, Mrs. Davis enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by one daughter Sherri Latourette of Bridgeton; two sons, Leonard L. Davis Jr. of Lindenwold and Jonathan W. Davis of Newark Del.; and four grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Sara Durham of Greenwich and Lena Durham of Fresno, Calif; two brothers, Steve Loatman of Dover, Del., and Kenneth Loatman of Greenwich, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Russell Loatman and a sister Alice Loatman.
Funeral services are noon Friday at Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W Commerce St., Bridgeton. Pastor Milton Akey of the Bridgeton First Church of the Nazarene will offIciate. Burial will be made in the faniily cemetery lot at Overlook Cemetery in Bridgeton. Friends will be received at the funeral home Friday one hour prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Davis’ memory to the Memorial Hospital of Salem County; Education Dept, Take Control Diabetes Self Management Program, 310 Wood stown Road, Salem, N.J. 08079. written condolences may be offered to the family at the funeral home web site, freitagfunerathome.com.
Reginald Leon Davis 1930-1987
Reginald Leon Davis, 56, of
210 Roberts Ave, formerly of Millsboro, D E, died Thursday, Mar. 26, 1987, of aplastic anemia in Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodberry. He was born and reared in Millsboro and moved toPhiladelphia in 1951.
Mr. Davis was a machine operator for 30 years at Weyerhauser Co., in Barrington.
He is survived by his wife the former Jean D. Morris, two daughters, Olivia Hamilton of Lawnside and Cynthia Thomas of Lindenwold; six brothers, Lester, Layton, William W. and Walter A, all of Millsboro, Clarence of Magnolia and Albert of Somerdale; two sisters, Annie George of Millsboro and Chenita Davis of Portland, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at noon Monday in Harmony United Methodist Church, Delaware 24, east of Millsboro, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be In Harmony cemetery,Millsboro,
Robert Nehemiah Davis 1919-1994
(Note by Betty Terry: Son of William Henry and Orda Arbana (Durham) Davis; brother of Wilson Seville Davis)
Funeral Home Program:
Robert Nehemiah Davis, Born: March 27, 1919, Died: March 12, 1994. Funeral Service, March 16, 1994, 2:30 p.m. Interment, Immanuel Union U. M. Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover, Delaware.
Church Funeral Program:
Robert Nehemiah Davis, March 16, 1994, Wednesday. Born: 27 March 1919 Place: Clayton, Delaware. Died: 12 March 1994, Dover, Delaware
Pall Bearers: Sam Moore, Robert H. Davis, Robert H. Davis, Jr., Thomas Casey, Matthew Casey, Robert J. Blackwell.
Sheila Kathleen Davis 1939-2010
7 Aug 2010
Sheila Kathleen Davis, 71, of Millsboro, formerly ofNewark, daughter of the late Harry and Ethel Davis, passed away peacefully at home Thursday Aug. 5, 2010. Sheila was born in Millsboro Feb. 9, 1939.
She attended Warwick 225,Jason High School and Delaware State College. On Dec. 14, 1985, she obtained her master of arts degree fromCentral Michigan University. Sheila was a dedicated educator and taught in the Wilmington,Newark and Christiana high schools and after many years of teaching, she retired in 2001. Upon retirement, she moved back to Millsboro and cared for her late uncle Hershel and continued to care for his wife Myrt1e until she was unable to do so. Sheila was an avid traveler, advice giver, shopper, enjoyed helping others and most of all enjoyed her many phone calls to family and friends. She could always be seen in the kitchen atHarmony Church making dumplings.
She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, Nanticoke Indian Association, a Tribal Council member andDelaware State alumna. Although she was an only child, along with her parents she lovingly raised and is survived by Darlene "Chippy" Brandner, Diana Johnson, Jodie Brown; and her two godchildren, Sheila Jackson and Jessie Pritchett. In addition, she is survived by her beloved dog Biscuit, Uncle John Clark and his wife, Barbara, and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. On Feb. 16, 2010, she suffered a massive stroke and her health continued to decline. During her time of illness she was cared for by Delaware Hospice, Diana Johnson, Darlene "Chippy" Brandner, Farrah and Amanda Norwood, and Jessie Pritchett.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday Aug. 12, at Harmony UMC, Millsboro, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pastor Claudia Waters will officiate. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
William H. Davis IV ~1962-2000
William H. Davis IV of Middletown died of cancer Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in his home. He was 38.
Mr. Davis was the son of William H. III and Bertha C. Davis, who cared for him during his illness.
He was diagnosed with tuberculosis at an early age and lived with his parents.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Charlene E. Davis of Lexington, Ky.; aunts and uncles, William and Regina Conoway, Frank and Sallie Conoway and Mary Ellen Conoway; and several cousins.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in the Townsend cemetery.
Wilson Seville Davis 1912-1994
1. Funeral Program: Wilson Davis, Born: August 18, 1912. Died: May 31, 1994. Funeral Services June 4, 1994. 4 p.m. Interment Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware.
2. Obituary: Wilson Seville Davis was born August 18, 1912, at Clayton, Del., son of William Henry and Orda Durham Davis. He died on May 31, 1994, at the home of his daughter, Betty and son-in-law Raymond Terry of Beltsville, MD. He was 81.
Wilson was sexton of Christ Church in Greenville, Delaware for over 30 years and retired from that job in 1978 to reside in Dover, Delaware with his wife, Grace Wilson Davis. Wilson was a member of many bowling leagues in Wilmington and rolled three 300 games. He was inducted into the Wilmington Bowling Association Hall of Fame on October 21, 1989. He was instrumental in the integration of Wilmington area bowling alleys in the 1950's prior to the great national debate over this issue. He was also a self-taught master woodworker and created a bed, coffee tables and a flag pole with bowling motifs. The walnut dining-room table he created is a work of art.
He is survived by his wife, Grace, with whom he celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, April 18, 1994; daughter, Betty, and grandchildren, Beth Terry, William Terry, Frances Phillips, Ellen Reichard, David Terry, five great-grandchildren, an aunt, Lottie Durham, of Wilmington, Del., a brother, Henry, of Indianapolis, Indiana, a sister Beatrice Hunter, of Wilmington, Del. and numerous friends and relatives.
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