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George Neal ~1930-1998
31 Jul 1998
George Neal, 68, of Salem died Wednesday at home. Born in Rome, Ga., son of the late Jake and Nellie Johnson Neal, he had lived in the Salem County area for more than 45 years.
Mr. Neal was a forklift operator for the Gaynor Glass Works in Salem until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Cuff-Barksdale American Legion Post No. 444, Salem.
Surviving are his long-time companion, Mary Gould; three sons, Richard Gould of Wilmington, Del., and Steve and William "Button" Neal both of Salem; three brothers, Claude of Rome, Ga., Roy of Salem and William of Woodstown; a sister, Sarah Dorsey; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, George and Roland Gould, three sisters and two brothers.
Services are 11 a.m. Monday in St. John's Pentecostal Church, New Market Street, Salem, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Salem County Veterans Cemetery, Pilesgrove Township. Arrangements are by Edwards and Son Funeral Home Inc., Bridgeton and Salem.
Pershial L. Norwood Nesbitt 1903 - 1980
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
Ezion Mount Carmel United Methodist Church IN MEMORIAM Pershial L. Nesbitt 1903 - 1980 Friday, October 17, 1980 8:00 P.M. Rev. John L. Bryan, M.A., S.T.M., Minister 800 Walnut Street, Wilmington, Delaware 6543103
Church program obituary: PERSHIAL L. NESBITT was born August 28, 1903, daughter of the late Harry and Addie Norwood, in Lewes, Delaware. She departed this life, Wednesday morning, October 15, l980, in Dover Hospital, Dover, Delaware.
Pershial attended school in Lewes, Delaware and at an early age joined Israel United Methodist Church, where she worshipped until moving to Wilmington, Delaware.
Pershial was married to the late James Nesbitt, upon moving to Wilmington, and became a member of Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. She served as a Communion Steward, Sang on the Senior Choir, was pianist for the Church School, and a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also one of our faithful volunteer workers, such as folding the Bulletins and the Newsletters and helping to get them in the mail.
Pershial had been in failing health since March of 1980, and after a period of illness, she was called to her eternal rest.
We will always remember her as a loving mother, sister and Aunt. The family will never forget her, as she was indeed dear to all of us, but we know our loss is Heavens gain.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Morris, a sister, Catherine Robbins, a brother, Harry H. Norwood, a son in-law, Nolan Morris, Sr. 2 grandchildren, Nolan Jr. and Hershial Morris, 2 god-children, Herman and Kimberley Robbins, nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.
Arbana Birdella Ridgeway Newhard 1937-2004
27 Jul 2004
Arbana Birdella "Birdie" Ridgeway Newhard of Dover died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, in Silver Lake Nursing Home. She was 67. Mrs. Newhard was born June 9, 1937, in Cheswold, daughter of the late James Edward Davis and Margaret Ridgeway. She was raised by Lola and Forrest Seeney.
She worked as a restaurant cook. She enjoyed baking cakes, cooking, crafts and dancing. Mrs. Newhard was a member of the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church in Cheswold.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Benjamin Ridgeway Jr. Mrs. Newhard is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Chris and Peggy Ridgeway, Robert and Judie Ridgeway, and Benjamin Ridgeway III, all of Dover; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Deborah D. Ridgeway and Jackie Johnson, Margaret A. and Norman Carney, all of Cheswold, and Anita and Luther Sammons of Dover; 12 grandchildren, Christopher A. Ridgeway, Robert B. Ridgeway, Christopher J. Ridgeway, Shawn Ridgeway, Gordon Ridgeway, Jennifer Ridgeway, Aaron Sammons, Luther B. Sammons, Kyle Sammons, David Carney, Megan Johnson and Billy Johnson; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sarah Seeney of Milford, Janice Seeney of Cheswold, Karen Seeney of New Jersey and Nancy Bryant of California; four brothers, Anthony Seeney and Walter Seeney, both of Dover, Richard Seeney of Cheswold and Gerald Seeney of Texas; a host of nieces and nephews; a close friend, Teresa Ridgeway of Magnolia; and a goddaughter, Teri Ridgeway.
Services were in Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Main Street, Cheswold. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapels, Dover.
contributed by John C. Carter:
Arbana Birdella Ridgeway Newhard, daughter of James Edward Davis and Margaret Deborah Ridgway was born on June 9, 1937 in a Quonset hut known as "Tin Pan Alley" in Cheswold, Delaware. Upon the death of her mother, shortly after she was born, Birdella was raised by her mother's sister and her husband, Lola and Forrest Seeney. She lived most of her life in Cheswold and attended Cheswold School. At an early age Birdella helped to raise her eight siblings. Throughout the years several of her brothers and sisters came to live with her.
On June 1 0, 1 953 she was united in marriage to Benjamin F. Ridgeway Jr. . To this union was born three daughters and three sons, Deborah "Debbie" , Margaret "Annette", Christopher "Chris", Anita, Robert "Bobbie", and Benjamin ~'Bennie". Benjamin and Birdella were happily married for thirty years.
Besides raising her family and her siblings Birdella worked outside of her home for several establishments. throughout her lifetime, as a cook. She was known for her good cooking. especially her dumplings, macoroni and cheese and cakes and everyone gathered at her home on Sundays for dinner. She never turned anyone away and if you were hungry when you left that was your own fault because Birdie always had plenty of food. She was always baking cakes for everyone for their birthdays but said she only received store bought cakes when it was hers. She helped to create wonderful memories for her family and throughout the community with her wedding and special occasion cakes.
When her health would allow it, she enjoyed doing her many crafts. Birdella loved crocheting and her needlepoint canvas. Many of us have one of her needlepoint birdcages and Indian dolls in our homes. She even gave them to her doctors and their staff.
She loved spending time with her family. especially her children. grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Birdella was always checking on everyone to see how they were doing. She W(i)uld spend hours talking on the phone giving encouragement, advice and love. She treated her son-in-laws as if they were her own sons. According to her daughters these guys couldn't do anything wrong and she catered to their every whim. She also treated her daughter-in-laws as her own daughters.
Her love for others did not stop with her family. She took care of Mrs. Sawyer for several years and also cared for two very special aunts, ~'Aunt Sarah" and ~'Aunt Ban~' her namesake, placing their comfort and needs above her own.
Birdella loved going to parties and dancing, even attending her granddaughter's graduation party just four weeks ago and dancing her final dance with a ladies choice with Jake.
She enjoyed attending her church with her cousins, Ardella and Dee when she was able to. She loved listening to her music, especially country. Conway Twitty was sure to bring a smile to her face. She was even known to pick up a mike and sing at family gatherings.
Birdella was known for rearranging furniture and changing her curtains constantly. You would have to look before you sat down because the chair might not be in the same place as last time.
When she was younger Birdella would give her sisters Sarah, Janice and Nancy her own children to play with as dolls. They can remember her giving them bottles of milk and crackers and putting the kids in a wagon and then having them take them into the woods to a playhouse.
When her children misbehaved they were sent to bed, even if it was light out and if they complained she would pull the blinds down and say it was not light out now.
Even though her husband Benjamin has been gone for several years Birdella still kept in close contact with her in-laws. She cared about everyone. Birdella was loved by many and will be sadly missed.
She leaves to mourn three sons and two daughter-in-laws:
Chris & Peggy Ridgeway, Bobby & Judie Ridgeway, Bennie Ridgeway; three daughters and son-in-laws: Debbie & Jackie Johnson, Annette & Norman Carney, Anita & Jakie Sammons; twelve grandchildren: Gordy, Jennifer, Chrissy, David, Chris, Shawn, Megan, Billy, Aaron, Lukie, Kyle, Robert; eleven great-grandchildren: Nathen, Amaya, Andrew, Kayla, William, J.T., Erica, Brandon, Tristen, Reese, Benjamin; four brothers: Walter Seeney, Gerald Seeney, Richard Seeney, Tony Seeney; four sisters: Sarah Seeney, Nancy Bryant, Janice Seeney, Karen "Sookie" Seeney; god-daughter Ten Ridgeway and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Birdella we love you and know you'll always watch over us.
Agnes Letitia Carter Newlin 1901-1991
(Written note: “My great-Aunt Agnes -- JC” (John Cyrus Carter)
Agnes Letitia Carter Newlin, daughter of the late Hopewell U. Carter and Sarah C. Ridgeway, was born May 21, 1901 in Leipsic, Delaware. She was educated in a small school in Cheswold, Delaware.
Seeking employment at the age of seventeen, Agnes traveled to Philadelphia where many of her relatives had settled before her first years of employment involved factory Work and R.C.A. Victor in Camden, New Jersey.
After her marriage to the late Aubrey A. Newlin, Sr. of Philadelphia and raising her family with all the love parents could give, and with her sons enlistment in the Army, she decided to become involved with the World War II effort, which she did with zest by her employment with the Federal Government Branches of the U.S. Marine Corps and Quartermaster Depot until her retirement after twenty-two years of devoted service.
After becoming widowed at the age of 44, her life was like the Rock of Ages and she weathered many a storm. She was truly and completely devoted to her family. Her home was a comfort to quite a few in need during these trying times. There was never a hungry soul or heavy heart that “Aggie or Tish” didn’t console. Agnes participated in neighborhood events as long as her health permitted, where she was always willing to lend a helping hand when needed, even though she never complained for herself. Agnes passed away Monday, quickly and quietly, surrounded by her family, whom she never wanted to leave her. She got her wish.
She leaves to cherish precious memories: her devoted daughters, Mrs. Clara Valdera, Mrs. Katherine Thomas, and Miss Constance Newlin, all of Philadelphia; three sons-in-law, Mr. Ralph C. Thomas, Mr. Clyde E. Jacobs, and Mr. Feliciano F. Valdera; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Syrethea Carter of Gouldtown, New Jersey; eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Cuff of Bridgeton, New Jersey and Mrs. Laura Pierce of Monroeville, New Jersey; one brother-in-law, Mr. John Pierce of Monroeville, New Jersey; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbors.
Details from funeral program: Agnes Letitia Carter Newlin May 21, 1901 - February 25, 1991, Service Monday, March 4, 1991, 4 p.m.. Pallbearers: Jackie Ridgeway, Feliciano Valdero, Rickey Butler, Charles Gaines, Wayne Gaines, Terrell Herring. Arrangements by Oliver H. Bair and Co., 1920 Sansome St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103.
Aubrey Raymond Newlin Jr. 1925-1985
1. Funeral Program: Aubrey Raymond Newlin Jr. 1925 - 1985 Entered Into Rest Thursday, July 18, 1985 Services Saturday, July 27, 1985, 12:00 noon. First African Baptist Church, 16th & Christian Streets, Philadelphia, PA. Reverend Elvis L. Turner, Pastor.
AUBREY RAYMOND NEWLIN JR., ESQ., son of the late Aubrey Raymond Newlin Sr. and Agnes Carter Newlin, was born November 22, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools.
Fulfilling a desire to serve his country during World War II he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in pursuit of a long time goal to become a pilot, a goal he was unable to attain due to the sudden death of his father which made it necessary for him to return home to serve as the head of the household.
After deciding on a career in law, Aubrey worked hard at several jobs to finance his education, which he accomplished June 18, 1953, receiving the degree of Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. An outstanding, brilliant and dedicated attorney, he practiced law for over 30 years until failing health necessitated the need for semi-retirement.
A man with an unquenchable thirst and desire for knowledge, Aubrey enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, hunting, boating and flying, areas in which he excelled and found great peace and contentment. He was a member of many professional organizations, including: Matt Talbott Retreat - Group No. 1 of Loyola, Westwood, N.J.; Capt. Robert Tresville Post, VFW No. 6700, Phila. Bar Assn., Barristers’ Club of Phila., National Bar Association, Christian Lodge No. 12, F. & A.M., Endeavor Investment Club, Greater Phila. Economic Development Corp., and Job Loan and Urban Venture Corporation.
Despite an extremely busy and hectic life, Aubrey remained a loving and devoted son, residing with his mother for most of his life. In addition, he was a devoted and concerned brother who could always be counted on for advice, support and encouragement to his brother and sisters, other family members, friends and neighbors. A “man’s-man,” Aubrey ran “deep.” He had a personality characterized by a quick wit and a determination to keep his problems and concerns private to prevent worry by his loved ones, the ones he himself was always so concerned about.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his devoted mother, Agnes; three sisters, Clara Valdera, Katherine Thomas and Constance Newlin; one sister-in-love, Syrethia Carter; three brothers-in-love, Ralph C. Thomas, Clyde E. Jacobs and Feliciano F. Valdera; eight nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and nephews, many cousins, friends, business associate and neighbors.
Pallbearers: Clyde Jacobs, Ralph Carter Jr., Ricky C. Butler, Charles Pierce, Wayne Carter, Feliciano F. Valdera III, James Carter, Richard Reeder Interment: White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Street Road, Feasterville, PA. Ivory Funeral Home, 1210 North 59th Street, Philadelphia, PA — 472-8379
2. (Unnamed newspaper, Thursday, July 25, 1985) Aubrey R. Newlin Jr., a Center City lawyer known for his expertise in handling estates, died last Thursday. He was 59 and lived in South Philadelphia.
A Temple University law school graduate, Newlin spent his more than 25 years in law specializing in administering estates of the deceased. “Lawyers always referred that kind of business to him,” said his associate, Leonidas A. Allen. “He was among the good ones.” He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps in the Aleutian Islands. He became a licensed pilot after the war. Newlin was active in several civic and professional groups and was a charter member of the Capt. Robert Tresville Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6700. He also served in the Barristers Club, the Greater Philadelphia Economic Development Corp. and Christian Lodge No. 12 of the Masons.
He is survived by his mother, Agnes Carter Newlin, and three sisters, Clara Valdera, Katherine Thomas and Constance Newlin.
Services will be at noon Saturday at the First African Baptist Church, 16th and Christian streets. Burial will be at White Chapel Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks County. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the church.
3. Death notice: Newlin -- July 19, 1985, Aubrey, suddenly of South Phila., son of Agnes (nee Carter), brother of Mrs. Clara Valdera, Mrs. Katherine Thomas and Ms. Constance Newlin. Relatives, friends and organizations in which he was a member of are invited to funeral services Sat., 12 noon, friends may call Fri., 6 to 9 p.m. at The First African Baptist Church, 16th and Christian Sts. Int. White Chapel Memorial Park, Feasterville, Pa. (Ivory Funeral Home).
Beverly Winrow Newton 1939-2014
17 Apr 2014
Beverly Winrow Newton, 74, of Salem, NJ, died April 11, 2014. She was born October 25, 1939 in Bridgeton, NJ.
She was educated in the Bridgeton Public School System and received an AAS degree from Cumberland Community College and a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Phi Honor Society. She taught in Hoke and New Hanover County school districts in North Carolina and in Prince George's County School district in Maryland, where she retired in 2004.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband George Newton of 51 years; children Kelly Frasier, Geoffrey Newton (Vanessa) and Esley Newton-Roberts (James), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers Granville and Ord Winrow and a sister Vail Bailey (Glenn), a host of brothers and sisters-in law, other relatives and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at the Crusaders for Christ Evangelistic Center Int'l in Bridgeton at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Twp. Memorial Service: Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:00 pm, Crusaders For Christ Church, Bridgeton, NJ. Interment: Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Lung Cancer Research Center at either www.lungfund.org/donate or by sending a check to 155 East 55th Street, Suite 6H, New York, NY 10022. Be sure to indicate that donations are to support the Beverly Winrow Newton Memorial Fund.
Harold D. Nichols 1950-2014
Harold D. Nichols, 64 of Bridgeton passed away August 26, 2014 under Hospice Care at his home with his family by his side.
Born in Bridgeton April 20, 1950, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Christine (nee Walden) Nichols and the husband of Sheila Y. (nee Pierce) Nichols. He had been a lifelong resident.
Harold was employed with Pappas Inc. for 24 years as a forklift operat or, until his recent retirement. Prior to, he was previously employed with the State of New Jersey Dept. of Transportation for seven years. Harold loved sports, especially football and was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan, he also enjoyed catching up with current events and watching the World News. He especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Harold is survived by his wife of 43 years Sheila Y. Nichols, his three sons Victor Nichols and his wife Sharon of Bridgeton, Corey Nichols of Vineland, and Curtis Nichols of Millville, his brother Gerald Nichols of Pittsgrove Twp. two sisters Elder Brenda Wheatley and her husband Elder Andre Wheatley of East Orange, and Patricia Nichols of Bridgeton, his two grandchildren Victor Nichols Jr. and Victoria Nichol s, and a host of various other relatives, nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. The interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Twp.
Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.
Reuben Nock ~1935-1998
23 Jan 1998
Reuben Nock, 63, of Millsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, of pneumonia in Volusia Medical Center,Orange City,
Mr. Nock worked in the maintenance department of Townsends Inc., Millsboro, retiring in 1997. He was a member and trustee of the Harmony United Methodist Church, near Millsboro, where he also sang in the choir; past master of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge 14, Clarksville; past commanding chief of the G. Oscar Carrington Consistory 93, Milton; and past district deputy for the suite Masons; worthy patron for the Lily of the Valley Order of the Eastern Star, Clarksville; and 33rd degree Mason of Suakim Temple 60, Wilmington, where he was a commander of the Rite.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rochella Johnson Nock; three sons, Jeffrey of New Castle, Reuben Jr. of Orlando,
Fla., and Preston Fisher of Norfolk, Va.; an adopted son, Travanian Johnson of Millsboro; a daughter, Anelda Brown of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Bertha Morris of Deltona, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Harmony United Methodist Church, Millsboro, with burial in Harmony Cemetery, Millsboro.
Catherine Elizabeth (Morgan) Norris 1917 - 2015
Contributed by Catherine Y. Norris Whitehead via John C. Carter
Click for both Charles' & Catherine's funeral program
Catherine Elizabeth Morgan Norris, a lifelong Philadelphian, was born at home, 1741 McClellan Street in South Philadelphia on November 19, 1917 to Florence Bowers Morgan and Harvey Napoleon Morgan. She was the second born child of two boys and two girls and the last survivor of her siblings.
Catherine was educated in the Philadelphia School System, graduated from Overbrook High School, and continued her education by attending night school to learn typing. This enabled her to secure a job as a clerk typist with the federal government for War Assets and the Signal Corp. During the war, she went with a group, to the Stage Door Canteen to visit the troops and also helped start a young woman's group, The Smart Set.
In 1946, she met her future husband, Charles Verdelle Norris. They married on June 7, 1947, and later, had two daughters, Catherine (Cathy) and Marcia. After the birth of her first child, Catherine dedicated herself to being a stay at home mom, but still took the time to collect for charities like The March of Dimes and serve as a choir mother, Sunday school teacher and advisor for the Young People's Fellowship at her church. She worked hard at church, organizing and cooking dinners and producing plays for the Sunday school children to perform. She and her husband were both active in church.
Catherine enjoyed reading magazines and cook books, had a passion for cooking and baking and was known for her delicious homemade meals, fruitcakes, cakes and bread. Her spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna were legendary (according to her older granddaughter). Some of her other loves were music, singing, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.
Catherine was always a caring person who wanted to help. She helped to care for her parents, brothers, sister, aunt and uncle and took care of her grandchildren (before they were school age) during the day while their parents were at work. When a young neighbor from Africa was having trouble with her homework, Catherine volunteered and helped her for two years.
When her first child was school age, she became active at Dunlap Elementary School, working with the PTA and later becoming PTA President. At Dunlap, she helped organize teachers' luncheons, cake and candy sales. Later, she became president of the PTA at Shaw Jr. High.
Catherine is survived by two daughters, Catherine Y. Norris Whitehead and Marcia A. Norris; two granddaughters, Kristin J. Whitehead and Dr. Julie K. Whitehead Streeter (Will), cousins, nieces and nephews.
Charles Verdelle Norris 1919-2014
Contributed by Catherine Y. Norris Whitehead via John C. Carter
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See http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132631668 for obit
Henrietta Norris ? - 1949
Contributed by John C. Carter
Arthur Hill Norwood 1938-2004
4 Jan 2005
Arthur Hill Norwood of Lewes died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 66. Mr. Norwood was born March 25, 1938, son of the late David M. and Delema Morris Norwood. He was a hardworking self-employed farmer and landscaper. Mr. Norwood spent some of his happiest moments with his family and his Chihuahuas, Rusty, Sissy, Girlie, Yap Yap and Penny.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sylvia Ingram Norwood; two sons, Arthur Jerome Norwood of Milton and Herman "BJ" Norwood of Vineland, N.J.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Valerie and Lawrence Leaf of Baltimore and Michele Norwood of Seaford; seven grandchildren, Kandice Spady, Mirah Ippolito, Caitlyn Leaf, Dyllon Norwood, Thomas Micheal Norwood, Victoria Norwood and Patrina Norwood; four brothers, David Norwood Jr. of Harbeson, Mervin Norwood of Millsboro, Evans Norwood of Harbeson and Elmer "Pete" Norwood of Lewes; and five sisters, Yvonne Johnson of Harbeson, Mildred Norwood of Wilmington, Gloria Taylor and Grace Norwood, both of Harbeson, and Julia Jackson of Georgetown.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Israel United Methodist Church, Plantation Road, Lewes. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the church, where friends also may call two hours earlier. Burial will be in Israel Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Milford.
Daryll N. Norwood ~1951-2002
11 Nov 2002
Daryll N. Norwood of Millsboro died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 51. Mr. Norwood was born in Lewes, son of Janice Norwood Davis who survives of Millsboro and the late Linford E. Norwood.
He was a welder with the pipe fitters local 782 in Seaford for the past 32 years. Mr. Norwood was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association, was affiliated with the Indian Mission United Methodist Church, both in Millsboro and was a former member of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Co. in Oak Orchard.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Danielle R. Norwood; four brothers, Walter L. Norwood, Anthony S. Norwood, Joshua Norwood and Trantino, all of Millsboro; four sisters, Natosha Carmine of Brookside, DE, Evelyn Harmon, Krucita Hopkins and Sonja Davis all of Millsboro; maternal grandmother, Janie Norwood of Millsboro; two grandchildren, Kyle C. and Colby Norwood; a son-in-law, Samuel L. Long; and two godchildren, Andrew and Lisa Fisher.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be Indian Mission Cemetery, Millsboro.
Delema May Morris Norwood ~1920-2001
Contributed by Stacey Cooper, 9/3/01
1. Sad to announce that Mrs. Delema Morris Norwood passed this week. She was the daughter of John Morris and Eliza Johnson from the area known as Harbeson or rabbits ferry, Delaware. She was the mother of 11 children. Wife of David Norwood.
David Norwood Jr. (Little Dave)
William Arthur Norood (Yicky)
Yvonne Norwood Johnson (Vonnie)
Grace Norwood Johnson (Gracie)
9 named here.
My prayers go out to the family. She will be saddly missed. She was my great grandfather, Lacey Johnson's favorite Neice.
2. -- 02 Sep 2001 Delema May Norwood of Harbeson died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 81.
Mrs. Norwood attended Rabbits Ferry School. She was married to the late David M. Norwood Sr. Unto this union were born 11 children.
She is survived by six sons, Aurthor Norwood, Evans Norwood, Elmer Norwood, all of Lewes, David M. Norwood Jr. of Harbeson, Mervin Norwood of Millsboro, and Gregory Norwood of Milton; five daughters, Yvonee G. Johnson, Gloria Taylor, and Grace Norwood, all of Harbeson, Mildred Norwood of Wilmington and Julia Jackson of Georgetown; two brothers, Lawrence Morris and Ralph Morris, both of Lewes; two grandchildren whom she raised, Stephine Allan Thompson of near Harbeson and Antonion "Poppy" Norwood of Milton; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist, where friends may call two hours earlier. Burial will be in Isreal United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Young's Funeral Home, Milford.
Delilah J. Norwood ~1914-2002
Delilah J. Norwood of Lewes died Monday, April 8, 2002, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 88.Mrs. Norwood was born near Millsboro, daughter of the late William W. and Sarah J. Street Jackson.
She was a member of the Israel United Methodist Church, Lewes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Norwood in January, 2000. She is survived by a son, Troy Wright of Millsboro; a brother, Layman L. Jackson of Millsboro; a sister, Meredith G. Warren of Millsboro; two grandchildren, Cheyenne Wright and Austin Wright; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Israel United Methodist Church, Plantation Road, Lewes, where friends may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Timothy Duffield will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Diana Nicole Norwood 1978-2014
9 May 2014
Diana Nicole Norwood, daughter of Cecilia Norwood and Sterling Jackson was born Aug. 11, 1978 in Philadelphia, PA. She passed away Monday, May 5, 2014, in Toms River. She relocated with her mother and grandparents to Lakewood, and grew up there with her younger brother, Aris J. Norwood. She has six other siblings, Robbie and Fatima of Maryland, Sherita and Darius of Georgia, Maleek of Neptune, and Crystal of California. She attended Lakewood High School and went on to receive certification in the field of Dentistry. She worked at Lakewood Pediatrics for almost a decade.
Diana has a loving fiancé, Omar Alford and seven beautiful children, Ka'Ziyaah 19, Jusaziyaah 18, Zahnie 12, Avery 6, Anthony 4, Aven 3 and Zayden 1. She also has two step children Sa'vion 8 and Omar Jr. 6. In addition to her children, Diana was loved by her grandparents, Joyce Jordan and Bernard Norwood Sr. and Ann Norwood; her Aunt Renee and Uncle Bernard Jr.; her cousin, Tiffany Johnson; step father, Darell Chandler and best friend, Cindy Roggen Kamp. Diana has a host of family and close friends.
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, May 10, 2014, with a service from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Diana's memory to a trust fund that will be established for her children, c/o Kendall Craighead, 123 Second Ave., Toms River, NJ 08757.
Doris Mae Pritchett
9 Dec 2009
Doris Mae Norwood, departed this life on Monday, December 7, 2009 at approximately 7:00 A.M. at
Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Delaware. She was born July 7, 1941 in Felton Delaware to the late Eldred and Edith Pritchett of Millsboro, Delaware. Doris attended Jason High School in Georgetown, Delaware.
Doris was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant for various companies until s he could no longer work in that capacity. She joined the
Millsboro SDA Church under the leadership of Pastor Nelson Bliss and later on transferred her membership to the Sussex Central SDA Church. Doris was a devoted wife and mother. She was a very quiet person but when she said something she meant it. She read her Bible diligently everyday and often talked about wanting to see all of her children and grandchildren saved. "She said, I may not be here to see it but God is coming soon." She was an active member of the Sussex Central SDA Church serving as Community Service Leader, Deaconess and helping out wherever she was needed. A few of her favorite hymns were, "I Trust In God", "I Come To The Garden", "In His Time", "Great Is Thou Faithfulness." Her love for the Lord truly showed in every aspect of everything she did. She loved spending time with her family and church family. She enjoyed going on vacation. She was dearly loved by all who came in contact with her.
She leaves to mourn, her cherish and devoted husband of 51 years, Robert Norwood; six children, Cynthia Taylor (Anthony), Ursula Norwood, of Millsboro, Delaware, Wanda Norwood, Georgetown, Delaware, Robert Norwood, Jr. (Julie) of Rehoboth, Delaware, Pamela Banks (George), Troy Norwood (Elizabeth) of Georgetown, Delaware, 5 sisters, Elizabeth Powell, Dover, Delaware, Mary Doughty (Clyde) Hartly, Josephine Pritchett and Ethel Pritchett (Mervin), Millsboro Delaware, Lowan Pitt, Dover, Delaware. 3 brothers, Daniel Pritchett (Shirley) Wilmington, Delaware, Eldred Pritchett (Renee) Baltimore, Maryland, Samuel Pritchett (Desiree), Linwood, Pennsylvania, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Doris will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Sometimes when life seems unfair That's when God shows he Cares He Takes us away from suffering and Pain And lets us Rest in Jesus' Name We Love and Miss You Mom Sadly Submitted The Family
Funeral Services for Doris will be held on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM at
Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church, .Millsboro, Delaware. Friends may call on Thursday night from 6 - 8 at Watson Funeral Home 211 S. Washington Street Millsboro, Delaware and again on Friday at the Chruch from Noon - 1 PM. Pastor Colby Matlock will officiate, and burial will be in the Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery. Flowers are welcome and contributions may be made to the Sussex Central Seventh Day Adventist Church 22514 Gravel Hill Road, Georgetown, Delaware 19947. Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington Street, Millsboro, DE. 19966, 302-934-7842.
2. Doris Mae Norwood, departed this life on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at approximately 7 a.m. at
Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She leaves to mourn, her cherish and devoted husband of 51 years, Robert Norwood; six children, Cynthia Taylor (Anthony), Ursula Norwood, Wanda Norw ood, Robert Norwood, Jr. (Julie), Pamela Banks (George), Troy Norwood (Elizabeth ); five sisters, three brothers, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren a nd a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, at Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church, Millsboro. Friends may call on Thursday night from 6 to 8 at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, and again on Friday at the Church from noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery.
Eva Amelia Norwood 1913-2005
1. Eva Amelia Norwood of Lewes died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in her home, after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was 91. Mrs. Norwood was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Lewes, daughter of the late James E. and Emma Dell Morris.
She was a homemaker and a domestic worker serving many prominent families in the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach area. Mrs. Norwood was the oldest surviving member of the Israel U.M. Church in Lewes, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10638 in Millsboro and a member of the Cape Henlopen Senior Center in Rehoboth Beach.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Elwood "Duck" Norwood. She is survived by a son, Thomas E. Norwood of Lewes; four daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah Y. Norwood and Marian E. Norwood, both of Dover, Trudy N. Jackson of Millsboro and Betty J. and William Streett of Milton; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Israel United Methodist Church, near Lewes. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the church, where friends may also call two hours earlier. Pastor Thomas Johnson will officiate. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
2. Eva Amelia Norwood, 91, of Lewes, died Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at home. Mrs. Norwood was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Lewes, to the late James E. and Emma Dell Morris.
Mrs. Norwood was a homemaker and a domestic worker, serving many families in the area. She was the oldest surviving charter member of
Israel United Methodist Churchin Lewes, the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 10638 in Millsboro and a member of Cape Henlopen Senior Centerin . Rehoboth Beach
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Elwood “Duck”
. She is survived by a son, Tomas E. Norwood of Lewes; four daughters, Deborah Y. Norwood and Marian E. Norwood, both of Dover, Trudy N. Jackson of Millsboro and Betty J. Streett and her husband, William, of Milton; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Norwood
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 2, at
near Lewes, where friends may call at 11 a.m. Friends ,ay also call at the church from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, May 1. Pastor Thomas Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Israel United Methodist Church . Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Israel Church Cemetery
Frances Consetta Harmon Norwood 1929-2007
5 Oct 2007
1. Frances Consetta Harmon Norwood of Millsboro died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, in Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, Va., after a lengthy illness. She was 78. Frances was born May 25, 1929, to the late William Edward and L. Jeanette (Johnson) Harmon, in Millsboro.
She graduated from Delaware State College High School for Colored Students, now Delaware State University, and later attended and graduated from Apex Beauty School, Philadelphia, and received her diploma in cosmetology. Frances then returned to Millsboro and opened her own beauty shop and also was a dressmaker. She married the love of her life, George W., and from this union three children were born. Frances for many years worked at the Sports Craft, a former clothing firm in Lewes. She was a member of Israel United Methodist Church near Lewes.
Frances was preceded in death by her oldest daughter Jauna T. Norwood. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, George W. Norwood. Oct. 5 would have been their 50th wedding anniversary. She is also survived by one son, Gemez W. and his wife, Felonise Norwood of Millsboro; one daughter, Tyniece J. Norwood of Chesapeake, Va.; one grandson, Eric Lee Martin Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two sisters, Phyllis L. Morris and Janet C. Harmon, both of Millsboro.
Services will be noon Friday at Israel United Methodist Church, Plantation Road, Lewes, where friends may call two hours prior. A viewing will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Harmony United Methodist Church, John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro. Burial will be in the Israel Church Cemetery. The Rev. Thomas Johnson will officiate. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Lewes.
2. Frances Consetta Harmon Norwood, 78, of Millsboro died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, in Sentara Leigh Hospital,Norfolk,
Va., after a lengthy illness. Frances was born May 25, 1929, in Millsboro, to the late William Edward and L. Jeanette Johnson Harmon.
She graduated from Delaware State College High School for Colored Students, now Delaware State University, and later attended and graduated from Apex Beauty School,Philadelphia, and received her diploma in cosmetology.
Frances then returned to Millsboro and opened her own beauty shop and also was a dressmaker. She married the love of her life, George W, and from this union three children were born. Frances for many years worked at the Sports Craft, a former clothing firm in Lewes. She was a member ofIsrael United Methodist Church near Lewes.
Frances was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Jauna T. Norwood. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, George W. Norwood. Oct. 5 would have been their 50th wedding anniversary. She is also survived by one son, Gemez W. and his wife, Felonise Norwood of Millsboro; one daughter, Tyniece J. Norwood of Chesapeake, Va.; one grandson, Eric Lee Marlin Jr. ofPhoenix, Ariz; and two sisters, Phyllis L. Morris and Janet C. Harmon, both ofMillsboro, DE.
Services will be noon, Friday, Oct. 5, atIsrael United Methodist Church,Plantation Road, Lewes, where friends may call two hours prior. A viewing was held at Harmony United Methodist Church,Millsboro,
DE. Burial was in theIsrael Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Lewes.
Frederick Bozzie Norwood Sr. 1936-2010
29 Jun 2010
Frederick Luther Norwood Sr. was born on October 1, 1936 to Janie B. Harmon Norwood and the late Richard L. Norwood. Frederick departed this life on June 28, 2010 at the age of 73 at Beebe Medical Center Lewes, Delaware.
Frederick, "Bozzie" as we all knew him attended Harmon School. On May 25, 1956, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Mildred E. Hitchens. From that union they were blessed with nine children. Bozzie was a farmer during his early years of working. Later her became a truck driver for many years until his health declined. He loved to talk about his children and his trucking experiences with anyone who would lend an ear.
Bozzie was preceded in death by his father Richard, wife Mildred of 41 years, and nephew Daryll Norwood. Bozzie leaves to cherish his memories his mother Janie B. Norwood, Son Frederick Jr, (Cathy), Richard (Velma), Kevin, William ( Conda ), Eldred (Sherri), daughters: Vanessa Rickards, Selena Ross (Albert), Surprenia Griffin and Montoya Palmer. He is also survived by his brother Tyrone Norwood (Jean) sisters: Janice Davis, Marlene Pritchett and Leolga Wright (Dallas) Brother in law, Donald Hitchens Jr., sister in laws, Jennie Hargett, Betty Peacock, and Corrine Sammons. 20 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren and a host of nieces nephews, cousins, and many, many friends.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Watson Funeral Home 211 S. Washington Street Millsboro, Delaware where friends may call 1 hr prior. Interment will be in Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. George Fisher will officiate. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home Millsboro, Delaware.
Frederick Luther Norwood Jr. 1956-2014
15 Oct 2014
Mr. Frederick Luther Norwood Jr. "Porky" passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at home surrounded by his loved ones and friends.
Mr. Norwood was born on July 14, 1956 in Lewes, DE to the late Frederick Luther Norwood, Sr. and Mildred Hitchens Norwood. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Suprenia Griffin.
He worked for Perdue as a Maintenance Tech. He was a member of the Indian Mission United Methodist Church and the Nanticoke Indian Association. He liked race cars, motorcycles, farming, hanging and hanging out with his friends. Porky was a Dale Earnhardt fan. He was fun to be around and liked enjoying the company of his friends, family and food.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Neal of Bridgeville, DE; two daughters, Farrah Norwood and Amanda Norwood both of Millsboro, DE; three sons, Shane Neal, Stanley Neal and Joseph Neal; seven siblings, Vanessa Rickards, Selena Ross, Montoya Palmer, Richard L. Norwood, Kevin D. Norwood, William Norwood and Eldred Norwood. He is also survived by ten grandchildren along with extended family members and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call after 11:00 AM. Pastor Karen Mumford will officiate and burial will follow at Indian Mission United Methodist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Mr. Norwood's memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
Letters of condolence may be emailed via www.watsonfh.com
Harry Herman Norwood 1910-2000
14 Jun 2000
1. Harry Herman Norwood of Lewes died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 89. Mr. Norwood was born in Lewes, the son of the late Harry C. and Addie Wright Norwood. He retired in 1975, as a self-employed farmer. Mr. Norwood had served on the Sussex County Republican Committee for over 40 years, had been a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #4 and the G. Oscar Carrington Consistory #93, both in Milton. In addition, he was a member of the Israel United Methodist Church, Lewes, where he served as trustee.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Delilah Jackson Norwood; an adopted son, Dallas Troy Wright and his wife, Kandi, of Lewes; a grandson, Austin Wright; and several nephews and nieces and many other relatives and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Israel United Methodist Church, RD 275, near Five Points, Lewes, where friends may call two hours prior to service. The Rev. Timothy Duffield Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
2. Harry Herman Norwood, 89, of Lewes, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Norwood was a Lewes native and the son of the late Harry and Addie Wright Norwood. He retired in 1975 as a self employed farmer.
Mr., Norwood had served on the Sussex County Republican Committee for over 40 years and had been a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge 4 and the G. Oscar Carrington Consistory 93, both in Milton. He was a member of the Israel United Methodist Church of Lewes, where he served as a trustee.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Delilah Jackson Norwood; an adopted son, Dallas Troy Wright and his wife, Kandi, of Lewes; a grandson, Austin Wright; several nieces and nephews and many other friends and relatives.
Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday. Jan. 15, atIsrael United Methodist Church, County Road 275, near Five Points, Lewes, where friends may call two hours before the service. The Rev. Timothy Duffield Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements were made by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
James E. Norwood 1934-2012
Sep 05, 2012
James E. Norwood of Habeson died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at
in Lewes after a brief illness. Beebe Medical Center
James was born Sept. 29, 1934, on the family farm, to the late Lydia M. Norwood. James grew up and spent his entire life in
, working the Norwood Homestead, farming all of his life. James would sometimes attend his family's church, Israel UM Church. Delaware
James is survived by his only uncle, George W. Norwood of Millsboro; many cousins and other relatives.
A service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, at Israel UM Church Plantation Road Lewes. Friends may call at the church two hours before the service. Arrangements have been made at Miller Funeral & Cremation Services.
James T. Norwood 1941-2010
27 Oct 2010
After a short but courageous battle with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, James Tyrone "Tee" Norwood passed quietly Friday, Oct. 22, at home surrounded by family and friends. He was born Oct. 23, 1941, and was known as Tidewater Laughing Wolf. Tee is survived by Jean, his wife of 42 years. He is also survived by his mother, Janie B. Norwood; his three sisters, Janice B. Davis, Marlene A. Pritchett and Leolga T. Wright (Dallas); and mother-in-law Jean B. Johnson, all of Millsboro; three brothers-in-law, E. Duane Johnson (Doris) of Millsboro, Everett A. Johnson Jr. (Ivy) of Germantown, Md., and Elmer C. Johnson of Louisville, Ky.; a special brother and friend, Bobby Norwood; and friend Ragghi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. Tee was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Norwood in 1996; sister, Vianna I. "Sweetie" Mosley in 1983; and brother, Frederick L. "Bozzie" Norwood in 2010.
Tee grew up and became a member of Indian Mission United Methodist Church. He served as administrative council chairperson and trustee. Tee attended Warwick School 225, Millsboro for six years. He attended and graduated from Nanticoke Indian Elementary School, Millsboro, and William C. Jason High School, Georgetown, class of 1959. Tee learned auto mechanics while attending school and found his first job working as an auto mechanic for H.C. Burton Jr. Trucking Company in Millsboro for several years. Tee was drafted into the U.S. Army in December 1963, and sent to Fort Jackson, S.C., for basic training. Tee was discharged in October 1965 from 549 MP Company at the Panama Canal Zone, Fort Davis. Tee found his princess, Jean A. Johnson. They united in holy matrimony Jan. 13, 1968, at Indian Mission Methodist Church, Millsboro. Tidewater Laughing Wolf was a devoted member of the Nanticoke Indian Association. He was an elected chief of the Nanticoke Tribe from June 2002 to July 2008. He loved and supported the eldest to the youngest. With dignity, Chief Tee committed his whole heart, soul and body to serving his Nanticoke community. Under his leadership he was able to establish the spirit of unity with other tribes, and renew a working relationship with the community, county and state officials. Affiliations were established with various grant resources. The Nanticoke Indian Association Scholarship fund was established for the higher education of the Nanticoke young people. He encouraged, supported and accompanied the NDN Stix Chix dance troupe. He was instrumental in overseeing the refurbishing of the Nanticoke Indian Center and improvements to the Nanticoke Indian Museum. He was able to obtain approval from the state of Delaware to transfer ownership of the Nanticoke Indian Center to the Nanticoke Tribe. Family classes on tribe history as well as courses in the Nanticoke language were conducted under his tenure, with each participating family receiving an assortment of books on Eastern Native American History. In 2004 Tee was featured in the magazine National Museum of the American Indian, as he celebrated the grand opening of the museum in Washington, D.C. He has also been featured in articles of local news media. In 2007 Chief Tee traveled extensively to celebrate and re-enact some of the activities that the Nanticoke experienced with Capt. John Smith in 1608. A permanent obelisk was dedicated by Sen. Tom Carper at Phillips Landing near Laurel. His crowning achievement was helping acquire 16 acres of wooded land adjacent to the site where the tribe's powwow is held each year. Tee was an employee at Collins & Ryan Gas Co. for 11 years in the stockroom of the Parts and Inventory Department. On occasion he drove the transport truck to Delaware City and Glassboro, N.J. In November 1971 Tee was employed by the Diamond State Telephone Company as an installer. The company later became Bell Atlantic and eventually Verizon. Tee drove his 1951 Chevrolet pickup "The Possum" to work the first day and his last day in September 2001, when he retired after 30 years. Tee became a member of the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company. He served as a president, secretary and treasurer at various times throughout his 40 years of volunteer service. On Oct. 17, 2010, Tee was honored to become the first president emeritus of the IRVFC. Tee was a member of the American Motorcycle Association, the Delmarva H.O.G, and the Delmarva Retreads bikers' clubs; the Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association; the Eastern Shore Threshermen Association; the First State Tractors Association; VFW Post 10638; and American Legion Post 28. Among many things, Tee enjoyed life and people, which included family, friends and community. He met no strangers. Along with his bib overalls, Tee always wore a smile and a cheery "Hello." Tee's hobbies were riding his Harley, and traveling on vacation and to powwows in his motor home. He grew up farming and continued until June 2010. He planted his garden, and plowed friends and neighbors' gardens.
Services will be held as follows: formal viewing, 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro. However, the funeral home will be open all day Friday to receive those unable to attend in the evening. There will be a viewing from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, followed by a 1 p.m. firefighters' memorial service at Long Neck United Methodist Church, 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. All stations are invited to attend and be represented to pay their respects at this time. Chief Engineer James Wagner will coordinate the apparatus staging area and participant information. Contact him at 945-2801 or 945-2800 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interment services will follow at Indian Mission Church and Cemetery, Indian Mission Road. In lieu of flowers, per Tee's request, memorial donations may be made to the Nanticoke Indian Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Bonnie Hall, 27073 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Janie Bernice Norwood 1918-2014
April 16, 1918 - November 13, 2014
Janie Bernice Norwood, 96, of Millsboro, departed this life Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.
Mrs. Norwood was born in Millsboro, April 16, 1918, to the late Fred and Fannie Johnson Harmon. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Norwood; a daughter, Vianna "Sweetie" Mosley; two sons, Frederick "Bozzie" Norwood Sr. and James "Tee" Norwood; two brothers, Oscar Harmon and Oliver Johnson; two sisters, Jeanette Harmon and Ellen V. Clark; and three grandchildren, Daryll N. Norwood, Suprenia Griffith and Frederick L. Norwood Jr.
Janie was a member of the Indian Mission United Methodist Church, Nanticoke Indian Tribe, a life member of the Nanticoke Indian Association Inc., and life member of the Indian River VFC Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, watching television, family dinners, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her three daughters, Janice B. Davis, Marlene A. Pritchett and Leolga T. Wright (Dallas), all of Millsboro. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m., at Indian Mission United Methodist Church, 22701 Indian Mission Road, Harbeson. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mrs. Norwood's memory to the Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club, 31550 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro, DE 19966.
To send a letter of condolence go to www.watsonfh.com.
Jean Annette Johnson
Jun 25, 2012
Jean Annette Norwood, of
, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, age 71. She was born Dec. 18, 1940. Millsboro, DE
Jean fought a short battle with a cancerous mass, she “changed worlds” on June 20, at
. She was not alone. Brothers held her hands, other family members stood quietly by; along with her godchild Beebe Medical Center and friend Ragghi. Extended family and more friends waited nearby lending support. Jean is survived by her stepmother Jean B. Johnson; brothers, E. Duane Johnson and his wife Doris; Everett Johnson Jr. and his wife Ivy; and Elmer Johnson; her godchildren Troy Johnson, Mark Sammons, Tara Sammons-Doughty, and one great-niece Jayda; mother-in-law Janie B. Norwood, three sisters-in-law, Janice B. Davis, Marlene A. Pritchett and Leolga T. Wright (Dallas); her aunt Maxine Hitchens; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends. Jean was preceded by her husband Tee, who left his Princess after 42 years of marriage in 2010; her mother Thelma Johnson and her father Everett Johnson Sr. Troy
Jean was taught at the
for eight years. She attended Haskell Institute, now Nanticoke Indian Elementary School Haskell University, in , graduating in the class of 1957. Jean’s services to the Peninsula-Delaware Conference and the Dover District of The United Methodist Church include the following: Conference Commission on Religion and Race, Conference Council on Ministries, Conference Sessions Team and Assistant Secretary, Chairperson of Council on Native American Ministries, Dover District Committee on Ministry, Co-Coordinator, Enabling Ministries Resource Team Vision Team, >Conference Commission on Mission Personnel. Jean was one of 12 Lawrence Kan. Delawaredelegates to the 1st National Women’s Conference in . Native American Comprehensive Plan Vice Chair, Northeast Jurisdictional Committee on Native American Ministries Treasury, Supporter of Flying with Eagles, Native American Youth Leadership Program, Native American Heritage Committee. Houston, Texas
Jean became an employee at Diamond State Telephone Company in 1966 in the traffic department as an operator. She was transferred to the service center in
Georgetown, then she went to the Millsboro Plant Construction and finally in the 1980s she was transferred to . Jean retired Feb. 14, 1993. She was a life member of Telecom Pioneers - Caesar Rodney Club - Liberty Bell Chapter. She was a representative to the athletic association of the phone company, where she planned all social activities for Milford Kentand counties. Jean was the chairperson for the Nanticoke Vision Team, successful in helping to establish the Sussex Nanticoke Museum, and the reawakening of pride, through re-establishing the Nanticoke Powwow. She was the dance coordinator for many years. Another duty she performed was the contacting of vendors and creating the map to show where each vendor booth would be placed. Jean was dedicated to the NDN Stix Chix dance troupe and encouraged and supported them however and whenever she could. Nanticoke
Jean was an avid reader. Books were one of her greatest pleasures. She enjoyed traveling and just recently returned from
. Jean also enjoyed the motorcycle trips. She was a member of The Delmarva H.O.G. and Delmarva Retreads bikers’ clubs. Her love of nature was evident from the roses and mums in her yard, along with the vegetable garden she asked Tran Norwood to plant this year. Jean will be missed by many. Hawaii
A viewing will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012, from 12 Noon - 8:00 P.M. at the Watson Funeral Home,
211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966. A viewing will also be held at the , 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro, DE 19966, on Saturday, June 30, 2012, from 10 A.M. - 12 Noon with the Funeral beginning at Noon. Burial will follow at the Long Neck United Methodist Church . Donations may be made in Jean’s honor to the Nanticoke Indian Association Scholarship Fund, Indian Mission United Methodist Church Cemetery 27073 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966. Flowers are welcome.
Joan Crawford Harmon
Jun 14, 2012
Joan Crawford Harmon Norwood, “Frank,” of Millsboro, departed this life Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born Oct. 16, 1930, in Millsboro, she was the daughter of the late Ephriam Lincoln and Elizabeth Patience Harmon.
She attended the
Nanticoke Indian School, and was a member of the . She married William “Bill” Norwood in 1950, >who preceded her in 2011. They had one daughter, Ingrid Dawn “Gussie” Indian Mission United Methodist Church , who also preceded her in 1993. She loved to clean, loved cooking and had a sense of humor that cannot be replaced. One of her favorite past times was playing Pinochle with the family. She and her husband hosted the Nanticoke PowWow annually at their home. She was a beloved matriarch in the Norwood community, with their home open to hospitality for the entire neighborhood. Nanticoke
She is survived by her grandchildren: Mark and his >fiancé
Sandy; Tara and husband , and the most important children of her later years, her great-grandchildren: Christopher, Skyler, Katelynn, and Matthew. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Phillip; sister-in-law Pat Harmon; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and a great many friends. Sterling
There will be a viewing and visitation with the family from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at Watson Funeral Home,
211 S. Washington St., >Millsboro. A funeral service and celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 17, at , Indian Mission United Methodist Church 22701 Indian Mission Road, >Harbeson. Friends may call one hour prior for visitation to the service. Pastor Karen Mumford will officiate. Interment follows at the . Floral tributes are welcomed. Indian Mission UMC Cemetery
Mildred L. Norwood 1944-2005
Mildred L. Norwood of Wilmington died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Christiana Care Center, Newark. She was 60. Ms. Norwood was born April 25, 1944, daughter of the late David and Delema Norwood. She was born and raised in the Harbeson area.
She attended Rabbits Ferry School until she became ill at the age of 16. Ms. Norwood was a loving and caring daughter and sister, who enjoyed helping her family and taking her brother, Greg, down to the store to buy candy. She was a hard worker, who didn't mind working in the fields, cooking or cleaning and loved to tell her mother to "go ahead and I'll take care of the house and Greg."
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Norwood. She is survived by five brothers, Elmer Norwood of Lewes, Dave Norwood and Evans Norwood, both of Harbeson, Mervin Norwood of Millsboro and Gregory Norwood of Milton; four sisters, Yvonne Johnson, Gloria Taylor and Grace Norwood, all of Harbeson, and Julia Jackson of Georgetown; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Israel United Methodist Church, Lewes. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in the church, where friends may also call two hours earlier. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Millsboro.
In Lewes, Del. on Dec. 16, 1965, Ralph Norwood, brother of Clarence & Thomas Norwood of Lewes. Aged 78 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Israel Methodist Church, Lewes, Del. on Mon. afternoon Dec. 20th at 1 o'clock. Interment in the adjoining Cemetary. Friends may call at his late residence in Sunday evening from 7 to 9. Arrangements by the Stevenson Funeral Home.
Robert S. Norwood Sr. 1939-2011
Aug 12, 2011
Robert S. Norwood Sr., departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at home after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Doris Mae Norwood. He was born Jan. 12, 1939, in Millsboro, to the late Samuel B. and Thelma E. Norwood.
William C. Jason High Schoolin and furthered his education at Sussex Vocational/Technical School. He was united in matrimony by the latePastor J. F. Street to his wife Doris Mae Norwood. They were together for over 53 years and from this union they were blessed with six children. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ralph Benjamin Norwood, Daniel Norwood and Charles Norwood; and one sister, Alice Fedora Jones. He was a very ambitious worker and worked tirelessly for many years as a self-employed carpenter and his slogan was “No Job too Big or Small.” He enjoyed and was dedicated to working in the church and served as deacon, usher, chorister, choir member, prison ministry team and thoroughly loved working in the food bank until his health started to decline. He had the opportunity to go to Georgetown New Orleans, La.twice to assist in the Katrina rebuilding and three weeks in the Philippineswith The Messengers. He sang with various quartets and his latest group, The Messengers, was dear to his heart. They were actively involved in sharing their music ministry throughout Delaware, Maryland, Virginiaand . Pennsylvania
Robert, known to many as “Bobby,” enjoyed people and was always known for his hearty laugh. No one he met was a stranger to him. His favorite pastimes were working, cleaning his vehicles and singing. His favorite songs were “Cast the First Stone” and “I Trust in God.” His favorite scripture was Psalms 51:10. He had numerous quotes, but the one used most frequently was “Well Sir”.
He leaves to cherish his memory Cynthia Taylor (Anthony) and Ursula Norwood both of Millsboro; Wanda Baynard (Bob) of Georgetown; Robert Norwood Jr. (Julie) of Rehoboth; Pamela Banks (George); Troy Norwood (Elizabeth; one brother, Ernest Norwood (Sandy) of Pottstown, Pa.; eight sisters, Elizabeth Moore (Wabash), Grace Winston, Thelma Ellen Norwood, Cristina Green, Lydia Brooks (Michael) and Naomi Winston; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at noon, Friday, Aug. 19, at the Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church, 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, with a viewing beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may also call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Watson Funeral Home,211 S. Washington St.,Millsboro.
Roxie H. Norwood ~1906-2000
Roxie H. Norwood Of 500 N. Walnut St., age 94, died January 20, 2000 at her residence. An 11 a.m. graveside service will be held on Friday, January 28 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, DuPont Hwy. & 295, Minquadale. Arrangements by J. Llewellyn Bell Memorial Chapel.
William 'Bill' Norwood 1929-2011
21 Jan 2011
William Edward "Bill" Norwood, 81, of Millsboro died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bill, the son of Arthur and Annie Norwood, was born in Harbeson Oct. 31, 1929.
Bill was a carpenter for many years and also worked at Townsend's and Mountaire. He never officially retired, but moved to farming for the remainder of his career. Bill enjoyed farming, spending time working around the yard and tinkering with small projects. He was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association and Indian Mission United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ingrid Dawn Norwood-Sammons, in 1993. Bill is survived by his wife, Joan Crawford "Frank" Norwood; one son-in-law, Phillip H. Sammons; two grandchildren, Mark C. Sammons and Tara D. Sammons-Doughty; two great-grandchildren, Christopher S. Doughty and Katelynn D. Klingensmith; a brother, George Norwood; sister-in-law Elaine Norwood; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at noon, Friday, Jan. 21, at Indian Mission United Methodist Church, 22701 Indian Mission Road, Harbeson, where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor Karen Mumford will officiate. Interment will follow at Indian Mission United Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either the Nanticoke Indian Association, 27073 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966; or Indian Mission United Methodist Church, 28167 Warwick Road, Millsboro, DE 19966, in memory of William E. Norwood. Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Latasha Sara Odums ~1993-2001
Latasha Sara Odums of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 7. Latasha attended Long Neck Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline Quintina Shelton. She is survived by her father, Quinton Odums; her grandfather, William Wright; and her aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro. Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.
Terrence Anthony Eugene Odums ~1995-2001
Terrence Anthony Eugene Odums of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in his home. He was 5.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline Quintina Wright. He is survived by his father, Quinton Odums; his grandfather, William Wright; and his aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro. Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.
Gunvald Garrett Olsen ~1911-1998
Gunvald Garrett Olsen of Dover, and formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Thursday, August 20, 1998, in his home. He was 87. Mr. Olsen was born in 1910, in Farsund, Norway, the son of the late Gunnar and Gracyne T. Olsen. He had served in the Merchant Marines. He was a carpenter. He relocated from Brooklyn to Dover in 1974. Mr. Olsen was a member of the New York District Carpenter's Union, Local 902, for 50 years, a member of the Sons of Norway, and a member of the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Minnie Olsen of Dover; a daughter, Barbara Gracyne Holden and her husband David, both of Dover; three granddaughters, Barbara Stokes and her husband David, both of Shelby, N.C., Deborah Nolette of Dover, and Denise Coker and her husband Charles Jr., both of Dover; 10 great-grandchildren, Michael Handges, Christi Coker, Tiffany Coker, Charles Coker III, John Gilbert Jr., David Nolette, and Ryan Garrett Seeney, all of Dover, and Jennifer Stokes, Andrew Stokes, and Kimberly Stokes, all of Shelby, N.C.; two nieces, Gracyne Zendler and her husband Ronald, both of Dover, and Anita Frua; a nephew, Denis Sullivan of New Jersey; a sister-in-law, Nancy Sullivan of Staten Island, N.Y.; many friends and his devoted pet cat, Friskie.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in the Pippin Funeral Home in Wyoming, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. Flowers will be accepted or contributions to the Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901.
Minnie Scura Olsen 1912-1999
Minnie Scura Olsen of Dover died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, surrounded by family and a special granddaughter who cared for her. She was 87. Mrs. Olsen was born on May 30, 1912, in New York City, the daughter of the late Mary Ann Tocci and Ettore Scura. She worked as a seamstress, owning and operating Barbara's Sportswear in Brooklyn, N.Y., for many years, retiring in 1973 and moving to Dover.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved people and was a friend to all. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking and gardening. Mrs. Olsen was a member of the Modern maturity Center, a member of AARP Local Chapter #721 and AARP National Organization.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Gunvald Olsen. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Gracyne Holden, and her husband, David, of Dover; three granddaughters, Barbara Stokes, and her husband, David, of Shelby, N.C., Deborah Nolette of Dover, and Denise Coker, who cared for her, and her husband, Charles Jr., of Dover; 10 great-grandchildren, Michael Handges of Shelby, N.C. Christi Coker, Tiffany Coker, Charles Coker III, John Gilbert Jr., David Nolette and Ryan Seeney, all of Dover, and Jennifer Stokes, Andrew Stokes and Kimberly Stokes, all of Shelby; a beloved sister, Nancy Sullivan of Staten Island, N.Y.; two nieces, Anita Frua, and her husband, Bill, of Mt. Dora, Fla., and Gracyne Zendler, and her husband, Ronald, of Dover; and a nephew, Denis Sullivan of New Jersey.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave. Wyoming, where friends may call two hours prior to service. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901.
Basil D. Ordiway, Jr. 1944-2003
(a descendant of Enoch & Phoebe (Carney) Miller)
Birth: Mar. 4, 1944
Death: Aug. 5, 2003
Basil D. Ordiway Jr., 59, Sumner, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at his home. Basil was born March 4,1944, in Sumner Township, the son of Basil D. and Violet J. Houseman Ordiway.
Basil married Trudy Jenkins on Dec. 27, 1986. He lived in Crystal for many years and for the past 23 years he lived in Sumner. Basil served in the armed forces during Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. He worked 35 years for Electrolux in Greenville. Basil was an avid hunter and enjoyed woodworking and restoring and maintaining his 1929 Ford Model A. He was preceded in death by his father, Basil; and brother, Elmer.
He is survived by his wife, Trudy; eight children, Trudy Jenkins of St. Johns, Tracey VanHeck of Churchill, Tenn., Amber and Robert Newville of Alma, Harold Jr. and Melissa Amy of Riverdale, Greg and Ann Baty, Karrin Deal, all of Sheridan, Melanie and Russ Morford of St, Louis, Dani and Dan Deline of, Riverdale; 27 grandchildren; one, great-grandson; mother, Violet Oridway of Edmore; two brothers, Willis Ordiway of Vestaburg, Dennis and Karen Ordiway of, Merrill; three sisters, Evelyn and Mike Hansen of Clare,. Lynda; VanOrden of Mount Pleasant, Phyllis Fox of Melvindale.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday at Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal, with the Rev. Rolla Timmons officiating. Interment is in Ferris Center Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Burial: Ferris Center Cemetery, Vestaburg, Montcalm, Michigan.
Dorothy Ada Orme 1920-2002
25 Sep 2002
Dorothy Ada Orme, age 82 of Howardsville died Tuesday Morning Sept. 24, 2002 in a Charlottesville Hospital. Born Feb. 25, 1920 in Cumberland Co., N.J..
She was a daughter of the late Harvey and Lola Durham. She was preceded in death by her husband George Orme on March 6, 2001. She was a homemaker, Retired Nurses Aid and a member of Word of Faith Church in Charlottesville. She is survived by a daughter Carol A. Griffith of Mt. Laurel, N.J.. Five sons George A. Orme, William 'Bill' Orme and Wayne Orme all of Howardsville, Gene C. Orme of Amherst and Gary Orme of Troy. 19 Grandchildren and 18 Great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Friday Sept. 27, 2002 at 11:00AM at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston with Rev. Ilene Lehmann officiating. Interment in the Orme Family Cemetery at Highland On The James at Howardsville. The family will receive friends one hour before time of service at the funeral home. Arrangements by WELLS/SHEFFIELD Funeral Chapel of Lovingston VA 434-263-4097.
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