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Cody Allen Cain ~1993-2014
18 Nov 2014
Cody Allen Cain, 21, of Bridgeton passed away on Sunday morning November 16, 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia following a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Born in Bridgeton he was the son of Bruce Cain (Crystal) of Bridgeton and Bobbi Cain (nee Prettyman) of Syracuse, NY.
He was a 2011 graduate of Cumberland Regional High School and a lifelong area resident. He was currently attending Cumberland County College where he was studying computers. Cody loved to play video games and work with computers. His other hobby was lifting weights and working out with his best friend Josh Virgillo. He was also an avid Atlanta Falcons fan. Cody was devoted to his family and friends and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His favorite quote was "The World is Yours."
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Betty Cain and his maternal grandmother Audrey Cain, siblings, David Coward, Christopher Passaretti, Krysta Graff (Matthew) and Harley Cain, one aunt, Vanessa Charlton (Ralph III), four uncles, Robert Prettyman, Jimmy Cain (Cheryl), Larry Cain and Jay Cain, nephews, Christopher Passaretti Jr. and Christian Passaretti and cousins, Ralph IV , his daughter Cheyenne and Amanda Charlton (Jai). He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James M. Cain Sr. and his aunt, Barbara Cain.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Thursday afternoon November 20th between 1 and 3 at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce Street in Bridgeton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests t hat memorial contributions be made to Cystic Fibrosis Research, Delaware Valley Chapter, 2004 Sproul Road, Suite 208, Broomal, PA 19008.
Charles Howard Carey, Sr. 1907-1986
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
Church program: Charles Howard Carey, Sr., husband of the late Nellie Carey and son of the late Charles F. and Della Carey, was born July 25, 1907 near Dover. He departed this life on Sunday, November 23, 1986 at the home of his daughter, Audrey Gibson. He was 79 years old.
His entire life was spent in and around the Dover and Cheswold areas. In the year of Our Lord 1936 on April 10, he was joined in holy matrimony with Nellie Ridgway, who preceded him in 1971. God blessed this union with a son and daughter. He retired as a self employed truck driver in 1969. God blessed him with good health until several years ago when his health began to fail. Truly we live in a world where solemn shadows are continually falling upon our path - shadows that teach us the uncertainty of death and that here on earth there is no abiding stay.
He leaves to cherish memories that will linger with them, a son, Charles Howard Carey II, Felton, Delaware; a daughter, Audrey R. Gibson; three sisters, Lula Clark, Milton, Delaware, Henrietta Johnson and Grace Sammons, both of Cheswold, Delaware; five grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Willis Johnson of Cheswold, Delaware, William Moodie, New York City and Rev. William H. Ridgway of Dover; three sisters-in-law, Ola Ridgway and Elizabeth Ridgway, both of Bridgeton, New Jersey and Beatrice Ridgway of Dover, Delaware and a large number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services for Charles Howard Carey, Sr. At Immanuel Union U.M. Church, Cheswold, Delaware On Friday, November 28, 1986 At 1:00 P.M. Blanco Faith Community Church and Pastor Rev. William H. Ridgway, Officiating. PALLBEARERS: Creed Morgan, William Carter, Walter Ridgway, Herbert Carey, Franklin Jackson. Jr., Stanley Johnson INTERMENT: In Church Cemetery. Professional Services By Bennie Smith
Below -- note that Immanuel is misspelled as Emmanuel and Methodist misspelled as Methoidist
Contributed by John C. Carter
Isabella M. Carey 1917-2001
Isabella M. Carey of Dover died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, in Churchman's Village Nursing Home in Newark. She was 84. Ms. Carey was born Feb. 27, 1917, daughter of the late George Mosley and Lyndia Taylor.
She is survived by four brothers, James Taylor of Dover, John Mosley of Philadelphia, Herman Mosley of Felton and Benjamin Mosley of Virginia; a devoted niece, Gloria Gibson of Dover; and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.
Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Division St., Dover, where friends may call home two hours prior to the service. Burial will be Wednesday morning in Gibbs Memorial Cemetery in Camden.
Nellie Virginia Ridgway Carey 1918-1971
Contributed by Henrietta Carey Johnson 19 May 2001
Funeral Service of Nellie V. Carey, Sunday, May 16, 1971, First Baptist Church Cheswold, Delaware
Cheswold, Delaware May 16, 1971
Nellie Virginia Carey, wife of Charles Howard Carey, daughter of the late Greensbury and Sally Ridgway was born March 21, 1918, she departed this life on Sunday, May 9, 1971 in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware at the age of 53 years, 1 month and 18 days.
Her early life was spent in Georgetown, Delaware until 1935, and has since resided in the Cheswold area until her death. In the year of our Lord 1937 she was joined in Holy Matrimony to Charles Howard Carey. God blessed this union with two children. In the year of 1963 she was baptized and became a member of the First Baptist Church. She joined the Missionary Circle and was secretary until her health failed. She was also a member of the Mothers Board and a member of the Finance Committee and proved faithful until her illness confined her to the bed, and she bore her afflictions with the patience of Job. As a wife and mother she was devoted to her family and was always concerned about their welfare.
She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, Charles Howard Carey, one son, Charles Howard, Jr., and one daughter Audrey Rohena Carey, both at home, one sister, Mrs. Fannie Moodie, New York City, 3 brothers, Windfield Ridgway, Salem, New Jersey, Urie Ridgway, Bridgeton, New Jersey, William H. Ridgway, Dover, special mention of one niece who was reared with her, Mrs. Catherine Valdez and other nieces, nephews, and a large number of relatives and friends.
Resolution of Missionary Circle
May 16, 1971
Whereas, it pleased our all wise Father on May 9. 1971 to reprove from our circle and midst our worthy sister, Nellie V. Carey, a beloved loyal and faithful member of the Missionary circle, therefore with deep appreciation of her useful life and devotion to the tenets of our circle, be it resolveth
That we cherish the memory of her useful life and seek to undertake her humble example.
That we extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
That we deplore our lost, but we bow in humble submission to the will of our Father.
In parting we say to our dear sister in Christ.
Gone is the face, we loved so dear Silent is the voice, we loved to hear Too far away for sight or speech; but not too far for thoughts to reach. Sweet to remember her, who once was here and who though absent is just as near Our dear member and devoted Mother.
Missionary Circle of
The First Baptist Church
Cheswold, Delaware Thelma Driggus, Pres.
Rev. Clifton V. Holmes,
Cheswold, Del. May 16, 1971
Where as it has pleased almighty God, to take from us our beloved member, we bow in humble Submission to His Holy will,
We The First Baptist Church, have lost a dear and faithful member, who worked untiring during the time she was able. Even after She was hospitalized she was concerned about her Church.
We will miss Sister Carey, very much, we loved her, but God loved her best.
She was a member of the Mothers Board and the Missionary Circle, which she served as secretary of the latter for four years. Her favorite hymns were, Someday, The Old Rugged Cross and If I Can Help Somebody.
How sweet it is at evening, after a long and well spent day, to close the eyes in slumber, and rest from the toils of the day.
It is doubly sweet, at the close of a well spent life, to turn ones face toward the sunset and quietly sink into the rest that knows no waking except in the presence of God.
Such was the passing of Sister Carey after a useful life, on Sunday May 9, 1971. Sister Carey passed away to be with her Lord and receive her eternal reward.
In appreciation of such a life, and for the sake of those she loved, we, the members of the First Baptist Church of Cheswold, Delaware feel it befitting to extend our deepest sympathy to her husband, son, daughter, brothers, sister, and to the other loved ones she left.
And to thank the Heavenly Father for her Christian life.
We recommend them to lean upon the everlasting arm of Jesus who can and will heal all sorrows; if we will Submit to His will, remembering that we can go, and must go some day, to meet our loved ones on the other shore.
Submitted, The First Baptist Church, Cheswold, Delaware, Sister Beatrice Ridgway, Church Clerk, Rev. Clifton V. Holmes, Pastor
Pallbearers: Albert Ridgway, Raymond Ridgway, John (Jack) Clark III, Greensbury Ridgway, Robert Carey, Walter Ridgway,
Flower Girls: Beatrice Seeney, Sadie Carney, Ardella Durham, Delores Carney,
Virginia Durham, Dorothy Mosley,
Professional Services by Howard C. Stevenson, Mortician
Wilma R. Coffinger Grinage-Carpenter 1926-2000
1. Wilma R. Coffinger Grinage-Carpenter, of Parchment, Formerly of Bangor, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo, following complications of long term diabetes. Wilma put up a long and determined fight trying to overcome her disease, may she rest in peace. She was born January 4, 1926 in Bangor, the daughter of the late Walter and Leona Coffinger. Wilma spent her early life raising her 6 children, and working through home sales. In 1970, she and her husband, Clarence "Mark" Grinage, opened the Burger Chef Restaurant in South Haven. Mark passed away on April 13, 1974. After Mark's death, Wilma purchased and operated the Montgomery Wards Catalog Store, and in later years she semiretired to Belleview, FL, where she continued in sales at Lurias. In 1993, she married Robert K. Carpenter, also of Belleview, FL. They moved back north to live in Bangor, where they could care for Wilma's father, Walter. Most recently Wilma and Bob moved to the Kalamazoo area. She is survived by her husband, Bob; her 6 children, Gary (Cheryl) Grinage of Plainwell, Dan (JoAnne) Grinage of Plainwell, Lynn Grinage of Florida, Roger (Mary) Grinage of South Haven, Kim (Karla) Grinage of Oshtemo, and Kathy (Jim) Hartmann of Watervliet; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Jean Gardner of Kalamazoo, Sue Deitz of Battle Creek, Margy Conway of Decatur; 2 brothers, Arlin Coffinger of Kalamazoo, and Orrin Coffinger of Lawrence. The family will meet friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Bangor Chapel D.L. Miller Funeral Home where Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. John Willis officiating. Interment Arlington Hills Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to either Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo or the American Diabetes Association.
2. Wilma R. Grinage-Carpenter, 74, of Parchment, formally of Bangor, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo following complications of long-term diabetes. Wilma put up a long and determined fight trying to overcome her disease. May she rest in peace.
The family will meet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Bangor Chapel, D. L. Miller Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. John Willis officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo or the American Diabetes Association.
Wilma was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Bangor the daughter of Walter and Leona Coffinger. She spent her early life raising her six, children and working through home sales. In 1970, she and her husband; Clarence "Mark" Grinage opened the Burger Chef Restaurant in South Haven.
Mark passed away on April 13,1974. After Mark's death, Wilma purchased and operated the Montgomery Ward catalog store and in later years she semiretired to Belleview, Fl., where she continued working in sales at Lurias.
In 1993, she married Robert Carpenter, also of Belleview. They moved back north to live in Bangor where they could care for Wilma's father, Walter. Most recently Wilma and Bob moved to the Kalamazoo area.
Survivors include: her husband Bob; six children Gary (Cheryl) Grinage of Plainwell, Dan (JoAnne) Grinage of Plainwell, Lynn Grinage of Florida, Roger (Mary) Grinage of South Haven; Kim (Karla) Grinage of Oshtemo, Kathy (Jim) Hartmann of Watervliet; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Gardner of Kalamazoo, Sue Deitz of Battle Creek and Margy Conway of Decatur, two brothers, Arlin Coffinger of Kalamazoo and Orrin Coffinger of Lawrence.
Rebecca A. Johnson Carson ~1875-1956
Funeral notice: Announcing the death of Mrs. Rebecca A. Carson on April 21, 1956 at 4 A.M. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 24 at 1 P.M. from Manship Church at Cheswold, Del. Wake at James Funeral home Millsboro, Del, April 23 from 7-9. Interment Fork Branch.
Note by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: "Rebecca Johnson Carson, wife of Samuel Carson, dau of Henry & Matilida Ridgway Johnson."
Joan Elizabeth Davis Casey 1945-2001
1. Joan Elizabeth Casey of Elkton, and formerly of Wilmington, Del., died of inflammatory breast cancer Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in her home. She was 55. Mrs. Casey was born Sept. 13,1945, in Henderson, Nev., the daughter to the late Robert N. and Anna E. Wilson Davis.
She was employed as a marketing communications manager for DuPont Zodiaq. She was a kind, generous and inspiring woman who enjoyed spending time with her family, landscaping her yard, traveling and her work. She was a member of the Dover Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Casey of Elkton; two sons, Tucker Casey of Wilmington and Matthew Casey of Newark; a daughter and her husband, Kelly and Richard Weibling of Hartly; a brother and his wife, Robert H. and Barbara Davis of Middletown; two sisters, Elaine Blackwell of Newark and Catherine O. Moore, and her husband, Sam, of Hartly; two grandchildren, Madison Elizabeth Weibling and Rachael Lee Weibling both of Hartly; three nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces; and a great-nephew.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lebanon Road in Dover. Burial will be in the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
2. Obituary 27 Feb 2001
Joan Elizabeth Casey Age 55 of Elkton, MD formerly of Wilmington died Friday, February 23, 2001 due to inflammatory breast cancer at home.
Mrs. Casey was born September 13, 1945 in Henderson, NV to the late Robert N. and Anna E. (Wilson) Davis. She was employed as a Marketing Communications Manager for DuPont Zodiaq. She was also a member of the Dover Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a kind, generous and inspiring woman who enjoyed spending time with her family, landscaping her yard, traveling and her work.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Casey of Elkton; 2 sons, Tucker Casey of Wilmington, Matthew Casey of Newark; 1 daughter, Kelly Weibling and her husband, Richard of Hartly; 1 brother, Robert H. Davis and his wife, Barbara of Middletown; 2 sisters, Elaine Blackwell of Newark, Catherine O. Moore and her husband, Sam of Hartly; 2 grandchildren, Madison Elizabeth Weibling and Rachael Lee Weibling, both of Hartly; 3 nieces, 2 nephews, 3 great nieces and 1 great nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, March 1, 2001 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lebanon Road, Dover. Interment will be in the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold. Arrangements are being handled by Torbert Funeral Chapel, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover. Letters of condolences may be made at www.delmarvaobits.com.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.
3. Funeral Home pamphlet: Funeral Home program: In Celebration of the life of Joan Elizabeth Casey Born: September 13, 1945 Died: February 23, 2001 Funeral Service Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Lebanon Road Dover, Delaware March 1, 2001 2 p.m. Interment Immanuel Union U.M. Church Cemetery Cheswold, Delaware
Mary Ann Ridgeway Caulk ~1900-2003
21 Aug 2003
Mary Ann Ridgeway Caulk, age 103, on August 17, 2003 in Delaware Hospital for the Chronically ill. Mrs. Caulk was born in Townsend, DE, but spent the majority of her life in Penns Grove, N.J.
She was preceded in death by her parents Will and Louise Ridgeway, 7 brothers, Frank, William, Fred, Raymond, Herman, Jack and Amos Ridgeway, 1 sister, Rosie Roberts, 2 sons, Nathaniel and Leon Caulk, 3 daughters, Marion Sherman, Colleen Allen and Louise Roane.
Survived by 2 sons, William of New Castle and James Caulk of Penns Grove, N.J., 21 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and in-laws.
Funeral service 11:00a.m. Saturday August 23, 2003 at the BAGWELL FUNERAL HOME 131 S. Broad St. Penns Grove, NJ. Friends may call after 9:00a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, NJ.
Eleanor C. Pierce Ceaser 1931-2010
8 Nov 2010
Eleanor C. Pierce Ceaser, 79, of Bridgeton, died early Friday morning, Nov. 5, 2010, at the home of her daughter, Frances, in Deerfield Township after a brief illness. Born June 16, 1931 in Upper Deerfield Township, Eleanor was the daughter of the late Armstead and Carrie (nee Cuff) Pierce and the loving wife of 59 years to the late William D. Ceaser Sr.
Mrs. Ceaser was a seamstress for over 45 years and was employed with the former Model Blouse Co. and Thebers Sewing Factory, both in Bridgeton. She was employed with the Rennoc Corporation for 12 years until her retirement in 1994. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, arts and crafts, and reading, but mostly caring for and spending time with her family.
Eleanor is survived by one son, William D. Ceaser Jr. of Bridgeton; four daughters, Diana Bruno and her fiance, Russell, of Fairton, Carrie (Sisser) Jones and her husband, Harry (Butch), of Salem, Florence Jean Mosley of Bridgeton, and Frances Jane Morris and her husband, Marvin, of Deerfield Township; one sister, Anna Braxton of Bridgeton; nine grandchildren, Harry Jones III, Stacy Jones, Diana Jones Brooks, Darryl Steward, Brian Ceaser, Carolyn Ceaser, Michelle Mosley Lewis, Lisa Durham and Mark Morris; eight great-grandchildren, Mark Morris Jr., Justin Morris, Brian Ceaser Jr., Jasmine Lewis, Tiernny Wilshire, Caine Ceaser, Meliane Steward, Carter Robinson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband William, she was predeceased by two brothers, Henry and Oscar Pierce, and three sisters, Pauline Valentine, Oleta Pierce and Mary Cowaard.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at noon from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Township. The interment will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. A viewing will be held on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home and again one hour prior to the services on Wednesday morning. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
George E. Caesar II ~1950-2002
George E. Caesar, age 52, of Lafayette, Ca., died on March 26, 2002 in Lafayette, Ca. Born in Bridgeton, NJ to the late George E. Caesar, Sr. & Margaret M. Caesar of Salem, NJ.
He attended school in Elsinboro, NJ and graduated from Salem High School. He graduated from Elmhurst College in Ohio with an Environmental Degree. He moved to Mannasa, Va. He worked on the under ground tunnel around Washington, DC, moved to Daly City, Ca. He formed his own business for himself as an Environmentalist.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Caesar of Salem, NJ; 2 sisters, Patricia Pierce of Vineland & Jacquelyne Caesar of Suisen, Ca.; 2 daughters, Anne & Amanda Caesar, both of Lafayette, Ca.; 3 nieces, Carrie Martin of Carney's Point, Arlynda A. Pierce of Millville, NJ, & Stephanie Haynes of Marietta, Ga; 2 nephews, John Haynes of San Francisco, Ca. & Robert Pierce of Vineland; also great-nephews & nieces; and a host of uncles, aunts & other relatives.
A memorial service will be held March 30, 2002 in Lafayette, Ca. Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel, (925) 934-5400
Mary Anna Ceaser 1943-2010
15 Oct 2010
Mary Anna Ceaser, 67 of Quinton Twp. passed away Wednesday evening October 13, 2010 in Cooper University Medical Center, Camden, where she had been a patient for the past week. Prior to being transferred to Camden she was a patient in the Salem Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for the past three years. Born in Upper Deerfield Twp on Jul. 28, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Felton and Mary (nee Pierce) Gould and the wife of Harlan S. Ceaser Sr.
Mrs. Ceaser had worked for 17 years as a Nurse Aide in Cumberland Manor until her health started to fail. She enjoyed attending the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church, knitting afghans, and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her husband Harlan of 50 years, one son Harlan S. Ceaser Jr. of Quinton, her brothers and sisters Doug Clark of Deerfield Twp., Clara Palmer of Bridgeton, Elmer Gould of Fairfield Twp., Felton Gould of Hopewell, Sharon Mosley of Bridgeton, Roberta Cole of Wilmington, DE, Dawn Many Feathers of Maryland, Linda Taylor of Millville, William Gould of Fairfield Twp., Oscar S. Gould of Bridgeton, Marie Coward of Hopewell, Gail Cox, and Thelma "Cookie" Myers, one granddaughter Karen Ceaser of Quinton, one great granddaughter Zaria Brice, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and various other relatives.
Visitation: Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 & Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. Service: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. Interment Fernwood Memorial Park, Bridgeton, DE.
Russell Ceaser ~1919-2010
5 Dec 2010
Russell Ceaser of Salem, NJ, age 91, born to the late Joseph Sr. and Carrie Elizabeth Ceaser passed away on Wed., Dec. 1, 2010. Russell was educated in the LAC, Stow Creek and Mannington Twp. school system. He was employed for thirteen years at Seabrook and after retired from Manninigton Mills in 1986. Russell was a member of Haven United Methodist Church, Bridgton, NJ.
He is survived by his wife; Fannie, son; Malcolm of Salem, two brothers; Harlan of Quinton Twp. and Edward of Alloway Twp.; nephew, Kenny; 4 sisters-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and friends. Funeral service will be held 11 am Wed., Dec. 8, 2010 at Haven United Methodist Church, 345 Bridgeton Pike., Quinton, NJ. Viewing 9-11am. Interment Evergreen Cem., Salem, NJ. Arr. by Bagwell Funeral Home, Penns Grove, NJ.
William D. Ceaser Sr. 1926-2006
5 Jul 2006
William D. Ceaser Sr., 79 of
died early Sunday morning at the home of his daughter in Deerfield Twp. and was called to Heaven, July 2, 2006 after a lengthy illness. Born October 10, 1926 in Bridgeton to the late Joseph & Sarah Elizabeth (nee Pierce) Ceaser, he was the husband of Eleanor (nee Pierce) Ceaser. Mr. Ceaser had been an area resident for the past 50 years. Quinton, NJ
Mr. Ceaser was employed with Mannington Mills in
, for 17 years until his retirement due to his illness. Prior to, he had been in employed with the former Jersey Package Co. in Salem for several years. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting & fishing and had managed Little League baseball in Bridgeton North Cumberland. He was especially proud of his garden, and the many vegetables he grew in it.
Surviving Mr. Ceaser besides his wife Eleanor, of 59 years are one son, William D. Ceaser Jr. & his wife Amy of York, PA; four daughters, Diana Bruno & her fiance Russell Pierce of Fairton, Carrie (Sisser) Jones & her husband Harry (Butch) of Salem, Florence Jean Mosley of Bridgeton and Francis Jane Morris & husband Marvin of Deerfield Twp.; three brothers Russell & Edward Ceaser both of Salem and Harlan Ceaser of Quinton; ten grandchildren & five great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, George, Joseph Jr., Martin & Elmer Ceaser and three sisters, Priscilla Jane Pierce, Hanna Carney & Juanita Johnson.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday July 8, 2006 from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home,
62 Landis Ave.at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. at 12:00 pm with the Rev. William Loatman officiating.
The interment will take place in
, Hopewell Twp. Fernwood Memorial Park
Friends may call on Friday evening July 7, 2006 from 7:00-9:00pm at the funeral home and again on Saturday one hour prior to the services. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home website www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
Alva Durham Chambers ~1888-1949
Chester Times, Chester, Pa., Friday, January 7, 1949. Contributed by Joseph A. Romeo.
(1) Obituaries Mrs. Alva Chambers Funeral Services Saturday Mrs. Alva Chambers, 61, wife of John Chambers, 808 Washington avenue, Media, died at her home on Thursday. She had been ill for six months. Mrs. Chambers had been a resident of Media for over 30 years.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a brother, Walter Durham, of Media, and two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Bowers, of Detroit, and Mrs. Lula Moseley, of Cheswold, Del. Funeral services will be held from her late home on Saturday at 8 p.m. Burial will take place at Cheswold, Del. Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
(2) Announcements--Deaths CHAMBERS--On Jan. 6, 1949, Alva, wife of John Chambers, mother of Hazel Wilson, sister of Walter Durham, Evelyn Bowers and Lula Moseley. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Saturday evening at 8 o'clock from her late residence 808 Washington Ave., Media. Viewing, 4 to 7:30 P.M. Interment Cheswold, Delaware.
John J. Chambers Jr. ~1895-1954
Chester Times, Chester, Pa., Thursday, September 2, 1954. Contributed by Joseph A. Romeo 13 Feb 2000.
(Note -- the obituaries printed on two successive days vary slightly in content.)
(1) Obituaries: Services for John J. Chambers Jr., a resident of Delaware County for 37 years who died at his home, 808 Washington st., Media, Sunday morning, will be held Saturday at 7 [sic] p.m. at the Campbell AME Church, Media.
Mr. Chambers, who was 59, is survived by his wife, the former Della Hilton; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Wilson, of Media; two brothers, Edgar and Curtis, of Media; 3 sisters, Mrs. Daizy Aceves of New Hope, Pa.; Mrs. Helen Bailey of Media and Mrs. Mildred Gales of Rochester, Pa.
Burial will be in Manship, Del., Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the late residence tomorrow evening. Chester Times, Chester, Pa., Friday, September 3, 1954.
(2) Obituary: Services for John J. Chambers Jr., a resident of Delaware County for 37 years who died at his home, 808 Washington St., Media, Sunday morning, will be held Saturday at 1 [sic] p.m. from the Campbell AME Church, Media.
Mr. Chambers, who was 59, is survived by his wife, the former Della Hilton; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Wilson, of Media; two brothers, Edgar of Media, and Curtis, of West Chester; and three sisters, Mrs. Daizy Aceves of New Hope, Pa.; Mrs. Helen Bailey of Media and Mrs. Mildred Gales of Rochester, Pa. Burial will be in Manship, Del., Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the late residence tomorrow evening.
(2) Announcements--Deaths: CHAMBERS--On Aug. 28, 1954, John J. Jr., husband of Della, father of Hazel Wilson, brother of Edgar and Curtis Chambers, Daisy Aceves, Helen Bailey and Mildred Gales. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday 1 p.m. at the Campbell AME Church, Media. Interment Manship Church Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening late residence, 808 Washington Ave., Media, 6 to 10 p.m.
Kameron Lee Chandler 1993-2009
23 Jun 2009
Kameron Lee Chandler, 16, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in A.I. DuPont Hospital in Wilmington,
DE, surrounded by his loving family. Kameron was born Jan. 25, 1993, in Lewes, DE, to Carmen M. Harmon and Robert Lee Chandler.
Kameron attended Sussex Tech High School in Georgetown, where he was a member of the freshman football team. Kameron enjoyed dressing and attending the United Faith Church of Deliverance in Millsboro,
DE, under the pastorate of Pastor Douglas Showell.
Kameron is survived by his mother and father, Carmen and Mervin Brittingham; his father, Robert Lee Chandler of Ocean City, Md.; his sister, Kyra D. Brittingham, maternal grandparents Thomas and Emma Harmon of Lewes; paternal grandparents, Bishop James and Mary Alice Johnson of Selbyville; godmother, Hope Taylor of Frankford; special cousin, Trevor Harmon Jr.; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held at St. John 2nd &Baptist Church,
26602 Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro, DE. Burial was in Israel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Plantation Rd, Lewes, DE. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services.
Greta Gould Chappell 1921-2011
26 Dec 2011
Greta Gould Chappell, 90, of
, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. Greta, who comes from a family that dates back to the founding of Gouldtown, NJ, was born in Gouldtown, December 1, 1921 on Old Field Road, now Shoemaker Lane. Bridgeton, NJ
She was the 5th child of Sydney and Eva Gould and grew up in the
area. She started Bridgeton Gouldtown Schoolin 1927 and graduated from , where she played basketball, in 1940. She graduated from West Virginia State College in 1944. In 1950 she married John Chappell, Sr. an Army Officer. His military career took them to Bridgeton High School Fort Drum, NYin 1951, and in 1952, to . While assigned to Fort Dix, NJ Fort Dix, Greta and John lived in , where their first child, John, Jr. was born in April of that year. In early 1953, John, Sr., was sent to Philadelphia Europe. Greta was pregnant with her 2nd child, Sydney and could not follow him. John, Sr. was transferred to Brooklyn in 1954 before Greta could join him in Europe. Two more children, Muriel (Mim) and William were born before they moved to Panamaand then to Puerto Ricoin 1959. After John's retirement from the Armed Forces in 1961, they returned permanently to . Greta's first job was at a Day Care center in Bridgeton , June - August 1944. In September 1944, she taught Physical Education and coached soccer to a group of high school boys in Seabrook, NJ . When a qualified Physical Education teacher was hired in the middle of the year, Greta went back to teaching Science, one of her favorite subjects. From 1948-1951 she worked in a school for delinquent girls in Easton, Maryland . In those days, Maryland had no Orphanages and a girl who did not have a home was sent to the school for delinquent girls. It wasn't until years later, after marriage and the birth of her children that Greta returned to teaching. She taught Home Economics in the Bridgeton Junior High and Middle School from 1962-1977. She then moved up to the High School and taught Homemaking until 1983. She coached track for a year and learned how to teach the art of shot put. To supplement her income during the summer months, she taught migrant workers' children and also sold World Book Encyclopedia's. She retired from teaching and coaching in the Maryland system in June, 1983 and sold Real Estate for several years. Greta joined the First Presbyterian Church in the late 1960's where she taught Sunday school and became a Deacon and Elder. Never just a spectator, Greta participated in life! During her lifetime, she was active in numerous organizations, including: the Bridgeton Housing Authority, The Bridgeton Parks and Recreation, First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton, Brownies and 4-H Clubs, among others. She was also a member of the Eastern Stars Ionic Lodge Chapter 53 of Bridgeton, NJ. In recent years, Greta enjoyed gardening, raising horses with her brother on his farm, baking, and passing along wisdom gained from years of living to her family and friends. Bridgeton School
Greta is survived by her children, John,
and his wife Tonya, Muriel and her husband Joseph and William and his wife, Michelle. Her grandchildren Tonyitchka, Heather, Ariel, Serena, and great- grandchild, Makayla. She is also survived by her Brothers, Leroy, Harold and his wife Gwendolyn and Sister in-law, Frances Gould. She also has numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and surrogate children. Those who preceded her in death were John, her husband, her parents Sydney and Eva Lloyd Gould, sister's Alice Cuff and Pauline Boykin, brother's Sydney Gould and Donald Gould, and sister- in-law Miriam Gould. Sydney
A Celebration of Life service officiated by the Reverend Dick Sindall will be held at The First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton on January 28, 2012 at 11 am. A reception after the service will be held at the church. In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to make donations in Greta Chappell's name to one of her favorite Charities: Children's
, (CHOP), World WildLife Federation (WWF), Sierra Club, or Doctors Without Borders. The family believes that when someone passes, their life does not end but rather changes. We know that Greta has reached a place of everlasting peace. While we grieve her passing, with our grief comes the lightness of hope. Isaiah 40:18-31 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Psalm 30:5 Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Hospitalof Pennsylvania
Edith Pearl Mosley Whiteman Chappelle 1895-1973
Mrs. Pearl E. Chappelle, 78, of near Dover, died Saturday in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., after a short illness. Mrs. Chappelle was a native of Dover, and had lived in Philadelphia for some 40 years before returning to this area about three years ago. Surviving are her husband, John of Dover; and three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Smith of Philadelphia, Mrs. Mary Reed of near Dover and Mrs. Jeannette Fraim of Clayton.
Services will be tomorrow afternoon at 1 at the Immanuel United Methodist Church, Cheswold, where friends may call one hour before the service. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Pearl E. Chappelle Born: February 13, 1895. Died: March 3, 1973.
Funeral Services Wed., March 7, 1973 - 1:00 P.M. Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, Delaware. Interment: Adjoining Church Cemetery. Officiating: Reverend Charles E. Barton, Jr. Donald M. Durham, Funeral Director.
Myrtle Sterrett Christian 1909-2003
23 Sep 2003
Myrtle Sterrett Christian of Millsboro died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, in Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro. She was 93. Mrs. Christian was born Sept. 23, 1909, in Wilmington, daughter of the late William W. and Virginia M. Sterrett.
She was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association and was affiliated with the Nanticoke Indian Cen-ter, Millsboro.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Christian Sr., in 1985; and a son, Joseph W. Christian Jr., in 2002. She is survived by a daughter, Jean C. Foster of Millsboro; a half brother, Glendon Harmon of Milford; four grandchildren, Ronald Foster of Hollywood, Fla., Todd Foster of Hamden, Conn., Steven Christian of Alpharetta, Ga., and Joanne Goodin of Palm Coast, Fla.; five great-grandchildren, Erica Foster, Stefanie Foster, Janelle Christian, Alanna Christian and Christina Ann Goodin; and a host of other family mem-bers.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour earlier. Burial will be in Indian Mission Cemetery, Millsboro.
Andre L. 'Roy' Christiansen 1911-2000
1. Retired U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Andre L. 'Roy' Christiansen of Dover died Sunday, May 28, 2000, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 88. Maj. Christiansen was born June 7, 1911, in Philadelphia, the son of the late William and Elizabeth Christiansen.
He graduated from Overbrook High School in 1928. Maj. Christiansen attended the University of Virginia and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for the U.S. Post Office and the Pennsylvania State Liquor Stores until he was called to serve his country in World War II. Maj. Christiansen participated in campaigns in North Africa, facing Gen. Erwin Rommel and his Nazi Afrika Korps, earning the Bronze Star and a battlefield commission after his artillery unit was overrun by the enemy. As the ranking noncomissioned officer, he assumed command of his unit when all the commissioned officers were killed and regrouped his artillery unit. He and his brother, Billy, both participated in the invasion at Anzio Beach, and he was part of the occupation forces in Europe after the war. Upon his return from the war, he married Corinne Sammons of Dover. He retired from the Army Reserve in 1963 and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1974. He continued to work part-time as a security guard for Bennett's Security at General Foods. Maj. Christiansen served his community as a Civil Defense instructor and a legislative lobbyist for the American Association of Retired Persons, and was appointed by former Gov. Michael N. Castle to serve on the Governor's Commission on Health Care Cost Containment. He was an avid reader and renowned storyteller. He also enjoyed classical music and poetry. Maj. Christiansen belonged to several Philadelphia-based clubs, including his childhood club, "the Dirty Legs," and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Dover.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Christiansen. In addition to his wife of 52 years, Corinne Christiansen, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robin and Cindy Christiansen of Dover; a daughter, Lori Christiansen of Dover; and five grandchildren, Sean Patrick McKenzie Christiansen, Shannon Ryan Elizabeth Christiansen, Alexis Diana Marie Christiansen, Katherine Lara Anne "Katie" Christiansen and Madison Taylor Leigh Christiansen, all of Dover.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: World War II Memorial, American Battle Monuments Commission, PO Box 98149, Washington, DC 22290-8149.
2. Funeral Program: A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Andre L. 'Roy' Christiansen June 7, 1911 -- May 28, 2000, Saturday, June 3, 2000 1:00 p.m.. Funeral Service at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 1145 E. Lebanon Rd., Dover, DE. Pallbearers: Sean Patrick Mackenzie Christiansen, Adam Coker, Gary Bundy, Kenny Bundy, Larry Dalton, Michael Dunlop, Alvin Carney, Roland 'Pete' Coker. The committal follows the service at Sharon Hills Memorial Park.
3. Remembrance: In remembrance of a kind and gentleman, Maj. Andre L. Christiansen, known to his nieces, nephews, and greats as Uncle Roy. He made each of us feel that we were special. He was one that could relate to all ages, and was especially good with the little ones in the family.
My nephew, who is 7 years old, said that last time he remembers being with Uncle Roy they went in the back yard to feed the bird, which Uncle Roy enjoyed doing. I can picture him kneeling down to play ball with one of the kids. He was young at heart. I always said he should have been a social worker or counselor.
After the passing of my Daddy, when I would need a hug, I had two gentlemen that I would go to see, and Uncle Roy was one of them. In a card to him on a special occasion, I had written, with my Daddy gone, if I ever needed advice, I would have come to him.
He and Aunt Corinne have always been there for me, when I was dealing with the loss of my family, and I thank Aunt Corinne, Lori and Robin for sharing him, and letting his be a part of my family's life.
He will be greatly missed.
Arlena Coker, Cheswold
Joseph Alexander Clayton Sr. ~1980-2008
31 Dec 2008
Joseph Alexander Clayton Sr. of Salem, NJ, age 28, departed this life on Dec. 27, 2008. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Darlene Clayton; father, Joseph Carney; 2 daughters, Janiya Clayton, Jalaya Clayton and 1 son, Joseph Alexander Clayton Jr.; brother, Andre’ Clayton; fiancé, Nina Frisby all residents of Salem, NJ. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2008 at St. John’s Pentecostal Outreach Church,
22 New Market St., Salem, NJ. Viewing from 9 -11am. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, NJ. Arr by Bagwell Funeral Home, Penns Grove, NJ.
Evelyn Durham Icley Clement ~1922-2004
Contributed by John C. Carter 19 Jun 2004
[Evelyn Durham Icley Clement was the daughter of Roy Durham (1900-1978) and Mabel (Durham) Durham (1902-1974). Roy Durham was in turn the son of James E. H. "Porter" Durham and Harriett Jane (Durham) Durham, and Mabel was the daughter of Harvey Durham and Lola May/Mae (Durham) Durham].
April 9, 2004
Evelyn Icley Clement, 82, of N. Ft. Myers died on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at Hope Hospice North. A resident of N. Ft. Myers for the past 15 years, she formerly lived in Magnolia, NJ. Mrs. Clement attended the First Assembly of God in Ft. Myers where she volunteered with the Prime Timers.
Wife of the late Alden G. Clement who died in 1978, she is survived by her sons; Richard (Liz) Clement and Robert Clement all of Ft. Myers, her daughter, Alice (Roger) Greene of Waldoboro, ME, her sister, Doris Boone of N. Ft. Myers, her brothers, Robert (Irene) Durham of S. Ft. Myers, Jack (Joan) Durham of Marlton, NJ and Joseph (Ruth) Durham of Cape Coral, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 1:00 PM in the Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home where the family will receive friends after 12 Noon. The family would appreciate that memorial gifts be sent in her memory to the Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908.
Rosemary Dean Cliff 1945-2012
27 Dec 2012
Rosemary Dean Cliff, 67, of
passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday morning December 27, 2012 following an extended illness. Upper Deerfield Township
The daughter of Ralph E. Sr. and Lucy M. (nee
Jackson) Dean of Hopewell Township, she born in on September 26, 1945. She was a 1964 graduate of Bridgeton where as a cheerleader she met and fell in love with her husband of 44 years, Herbert W. Cliff Jr. Bridgeton High School
An area resident all her life, Rosemary worked for 12 years for the Prudential Insurance Company in Bridgeton; having spent nine years as the office manager. She left Prudential to become a full-time mother and devoted homemaker to her family which was a job she greatly enjoyed. She returned to the work force once her daughters were raised and was employed by Family Practice Associates of Cumberland County PA in
as a receptionist. She retired in 2002. Upper Deerfield Township
Rosemary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in
and volunteered with the church youth group. She was also active in a number of church activities. She was devoted to her granddaughters and cherished her role as "Nana." Bridgeton
In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lyndy M. Tanimae and Christy L. Ferretta and her husband Bryan and two granddaughters, Athena R. Ferretta and Arianna A. Ferretta. She is also survived by one brother, David Michael Dean and his wife Mary and several nieces and nephews. Rosemary was predeceased by a brother, Ralph "Sonny" Dean and sister, Delores "Dee" Walsh.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the First Presbyterian Church, W. Commerce and Giles Sts.,
on Monday afternoon December 31st at 2 o’clock where friends will be received from 1 until 2. Bridgeton
The interment will take place at
Fernwood Memorial Parkin . Hopewell Township
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to SJ Healthcare – HospiceCare,
PO Box 160, Bridgeton, NJ 08302or to the charity of the donor’s choice.Funeral arrnagements are under the direction of the Freitag Funeral Home.
Alma J. Faulkner Collins 1917-1994
1. Funeral notice: of 2307 N. Harrison St., Wilmington, Delaware, wife of the late Ivory Collins, Sr., mother of Janet C. Parson of New Castle, Arthur F. and Lawrence S. Collins both of Wilmington, Donna A. Collins of Forrestville, MD, Rodney D. of Wilmington, Gladys McCloud of Gary, Indiana, Ivory Collins, Jr. of Newark, Delaware and the late James A. Collins. Also survived by 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 1 aunt, 5 daughters-in-law, 2 sons-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law, a devoted cousin, Dorothy Johnson, a devoted friend, Harriet Blumberg, many nieces & nephews, other relatives and friends.
2. Obituary: Alma J. Collins, 76...died Sunday of heart failure at Arbors at New Castle nursing home. Mrs. Collins was a postal clerk, retiring in 1988 after 21 years. Earlier, she was a nurse's aide at Delaware Division Hospital. She was a member of Mount Joy United Methodist Church, Wilmington. She enjoyed casinos, race tracks and traveling. Her hobbies included cooking, reading, crossword puzzles and crocheting....
James Collins 1944-1989
James Collins, 45, of 2705 Creek Road, Mount Cuba, Wilmington, died Sunday of diabetes at Wilmington Hospital.
Mr. Collins was an artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the Wilmington area. He also taught painting to young people. He was an artist and layout person at North Star Newspaper, the second black newspaper in Wilmington, and one of the creators of Fresh Magazine, his family said. He was believed to have been the first black cash handler at Bank of Delaware, said a family member. He collected Afro-American art and had an avid interest in black history. He was a member of Mount Joy United Methodist Church, Wilmington, and was affiliated with Jehovah’s Witnesses. He attended the Philadelphia Institute of Art.
He is survived by three daughters, Ursula of Newark, Kamesha James and Theresa, both of Wilmington; his mother, Alma J. of Wilmington; four brothers, Rodney, Ivory Jr., Arthur and Lawrence, all of Wilmington; and three sisters Gladys McCloud of Gary, Ind., Janet C. Parson of New Castle and Donna of Forrestville, Md.
Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. today in Congo Funeral Home, 24th and Market Streets. Inurnment will he private. Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Diabetes Association, Wilmington.
Marcel E. "Mark" Collins 1939-2009
(married a descendant of Enoch & Phoebe (Carney) Miller)
Birth: Mar. 6, 1939, Sheridan, Montcalm, Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 2009, Fenwick, Montcalm, Michigan, USA
Marcel "Mark" Collins, 70, of Fenwick, passed away Wednesday, at his home.
Mark was born to Emery and Malida (Smith) Collins. He married Rosemary Cowling on February 14, 1959 in Belding. Mark served in the Army. He was a member of Local UAW 652 and retired from General Motors in 1997. Mark enjoyed watching Dale Jr. race and as a younger man raced stock cars in Crystal. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rosemary of Fenwick, seven children Marty (Brenda) Collins of MN., Kathy (Barry) Brown of Middleton, Doug Collins of Carson City, Gennifer (Gary) Cazier of Perrinton, Gary (Lori) Collins of Sumner, Gail (Randy) Kipp of Carson City, Scott (Kathy King) Collins of Fenwick, 24 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also brothers Lynford (Sharon) Collins, Arlen (Sue) Collins and sisters Margene (Nelson) McQueen, and Gayla Gardner. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bradley Collins and sister Darla Stevens.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Carson City. Memorials may be made to the Collins Family.
posted on the internet by Lux Funeral Home. Burial: Bloomer Cemetery, Carson City, Montcalm, Michigan, USA
Alice Mae Conley 1935-2008
10 Dec 2008
Alice Mae Conley, of Dover, died suddenly, Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, in Kent General Hospital. She was 73. Mrs. Conley was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Dover, to the late Harry Morgan Sr. and Frances Durham Morgan.
She owned her own Bakery, Alice's Wonderful World of Cakes. Mrs. Conley was a member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church in Dover. She loved to shop for Jewelry on QVC and Jewelry Television. Mrs. Conley collected porcelain dolls, enjoyed gardening especially roses. She loved baking, but her biggest love was being with her family and her dog Daphne.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Bonnie Lou Pritchett Isaacs and Melody Lynn Conley. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, David W. Conley of Dover; her daughter, Connie West of Mt. Holly, N.J.; brother, Harry Morgan Jr. of Dover; two sisters, Myrtle Coker and her husband Walter of Dover and Harriett Everett of Magnolia; seven grandchildren, Kelly Worthington, Sarah Shriner, Meredith West, Justin Trimmer, Andrew West, Meghan Trimmer and Daniel Trimmer; five great-grandchildren, Senora, Makenzie, Jordan, Zachary and Mason.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call two hours prior. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook may be signed at www.torbertfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Trinity Wesleyan Church,
1564 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901.
Alfred C. Coombs Jr. ~1929-2004
3 May 2004
Alfred C. Coombs Jr., 75, of Upper Deerfield Twp., passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at home. He had been in declining health for the past 8 months. Mr. Coombs was born in Fairfield Twp., the son of the late Alfred and Edna Dean Coombs. The husband of Katherine Johnson Coombs, he had been a resident of Fairfield Twp. for most of his life.
Alfred had been employed with George Slade Construction in Bridgeton before going to work for the construction Union Local No. 825 in Camden, where he was employed for 25 years as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed gardening and being outside.
Besides his wife, survivors include: one sister, Katherine Wriley of Pennsylvania; one stepdaughter, Delores Glogau and her husband Barry of Pittsgrove Twp.; one stepson, Rev. Richard Glogau and his wife, Heather of Pennsylvania; and one great granddaughter, Ashleigh Rebecca Glogau of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Estella Coombs and four sisters, Elizabeth Carney, Mary Durham, Louise Coward and Dorothy Coombs.
Rev. Richard Glogau will conduct funeral services in the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Hwy. 77, Upper Deerfield Twp., on Saturday morning, May 1 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Twp. Friends will be received Saturday morning between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Written condolences may be sent to the family at www.padgettfuneralhome.com.
Leroy Coombs ~1908-2002
6 Nov 2002
Leroy Coombs, 94, of Fairfield Township died Tuesday morning, November 5, 2002 at Cooper Medical Center in Camden from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in Bridgeton on October 24th. He was born in Bridgeton and was the son of the late Ephraim and Bertha Coombs. Mr. Coombs was a life long resident of the Bridgeton area.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Coombs served as an auto mechanic in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and was involved in the battle of Papua, New Guinea and the battles of the Philippines. Among the many medals awarded were the American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Victory Medal as well as a Good Conduct Medal. He was a patriot who loved his country. Prior to World War II, he purchased an auto mechanics workshop, which he would later name Coombs Auto Repair. He was the owner and operator of the business for over forty years before he retired. He was a long time member of Meade Woodward Post # 1795 VFW of Bridgeton. He enjoyed salt water fishing his entire life as well as hunting local game.
He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Durham and her husband Ronald of Pennsville, two grandchildren, Patricia Ann Carroll and her husband Christopher of Bear, DE and Ronald Coombs Jr. of Pennsville.
Graveside services will be held Thursday afternoon, November 7th at 1 o'clock at Fernwood Memorial Park, Rt. 49, Shiloh Pike in Hopewell Township. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Coombs' memory to the American Cancer Society, 1400 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, N.J. 08360. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton, N.J. 08302.
Charles Edward Cooper 1922-1999
Charles Edward Cooper, a native of Dover, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in Kent General Hospital. He was 76. Mr. Cooper was born on October 23, 1922, in Dover, the oldest of eight children to the late Oliver Cooper Sr. and Anna Mosley Cooper.
He received his early education from Booker T. Washington Elementary School and graduated from high school, going on to earn a bachelor of arts degree from Delaware State College. Mr. Cooper was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran stationed in Korea, Saipan, and Hawaii. He retired after 35 years of outstanding service to the 436th Military Airlift Wing and the 436th Supply Squadron of Dover Air Force Base. He was the recipient of numerous certificates and awards during his faithful and dedicated federal service, including the Department of Air Force ''Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award.''
Mr. Cooper was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and lived by their four Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. He was also a member of NAACP, a master Mason belonging to Prudence Lodge #6 of Dover, a 32nd degree Mason of the Corinthians Consistory #5 of Wilmington, a member of the Walter L. Fox Post-American Legion and a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of Bridgeton, N.J.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Dorothy Brady Cooper; a daughter, Beverly Cooper Hayes and her husband Earl of Milford; two sons, Charles ''Chatty'' Cooper and his wife, Kathy of Arlington, Va., and Keith Brady Cooper and his wife, Mariana of Ashland, Ore.; two grandsons, Robert Winfree of Newark and Marcus Hayes of Milford; a brother, Oliver Cooper and his wife, a devoted sister-in-law, Juanita of Dover; a sister, Elizabeth Tribbett of Dover and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Whatcoat Methodist Church, Salisbury Road, Dover, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Sharon Hills Cemetery, Dover, and following the burial family will greet friends at Prudence Lodge, Walker Road, Dover. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Whatcoat United Methodist Church's Building Fund, 321 Salisbury Road, Dover, DE 19901. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Charlotte Cooper 1899-2002
2 Mar 2002
Charlotte Cooper of Dover died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in her home. She was 107. Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 2, 1899, in Talbot County, Md., daughter of the late Isaac H. and Sarah Elizabeth Hughes.
She was educated in the Delaware public school system. She was a homemaker, devoted mother of the church and foster mother for more than 20 years. Mrs. Cooper was a dedicated member of Bethuel Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dover, where she served as deaconess and pianist for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Cooper; five sisters, Mary E. Perry, Helen Mae Smith, Grace Sockum, Ruth Hughes and Virgie Hughes; five brothers, William Hughes, Mark Hughes, Jesse Hughes, David Hughes and Roy Hughes; and a grandson, Charles Gibbs. She is survived by a daughter, Beulah Gibbs of Dover, with whom she lived; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Barry Cooper of Dover, Larry R. and Murlie Cooper of Felton, Larry E. and Hollieshia Cooper of Thorndale, Pa., Melvin and Sylvia Bailey of Frederica, and foster son Leonard Wright of Dover; 11 grandchildren, Cassandra McFadden, and her husband, Duane, of Pine Forge, Pa., Larry Cooper and Larnell Cooper, both of Felton, Keanu Mullen, Dakota Mullen and Jonas Mullen, all of Thorndale, Pa., Delores Gibson, and her husband, John, of Cherry Hill, N.J., Maria Weathersby of Sussex, Wis., Donna Gibbs of Dover, and Shamekia Horsey and Lawrence Horsey, both of Frederica; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover, where friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery, Dover.
Homer 'Buddy' Cooper Jr. 1941-2001
19 Dec 2001
Homer "Buddy" Cooper Jr. of Dover died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover. He was 60. Mr. Cooper was born July 26, 1941, son of the late Madeline Burris and Homer Cooper Sr.
He was a heavy-equipment operating engineer for 35 years with Scotter and Teal Construction. He enjoyed cooking, drag racing and playing his guitar. Mr. Cooper attended Willow Grove Methodist Church in Willow Grove.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Doris Driggus Cooper of Dover; two daughters, Bernice Brown of Denton, Md., and Priscilla Gowns of Dover; a son, Homer Darnell Cooper III of Dover; his siblings, Bernice Murray, Dianne Richerson and Geneva Goldsboro, all of Dover, Florence Downs and Christine Farlow, both of Camden, Benjamin Cooper of Felton, Kenny Wayne Cooper, Ray Cooper and Howard Cooper, all of Dover, and James Cooper and Dennie Cooper of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Dover. Services will be noon Friday at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church on Queen and Fulton streets in Dover. Burial will be at Whatcoat Cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Mount Zion A.M.E. College Fund. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at email@example.com.
Homer Darnell Cooper Sr. 1917-1994
Homer Darnell Cooper Sr. died of heart failure Thursday, Nov. 17, 1994, in the Westminster Presbyterian Nursing Home. He was 77.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline Cooper of Wyoming; four daughters, Bernice Murray of Wilmington, Florence Downes and Christine Farlow of Wyoming, and Diane Richardson of Dover; two sons, Homer Cooper Jr. and Kenneth Cooper of Dover; two sisters, Anna Mae Cooper and Irene Cooper of Dover; a brother, Thomas Cooper of Dover; 15 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a special friend, Elizabeth Fisher.
Services will be 6 p.m. Monday at
, South New and Holy Trinity U.A.M.E. Church Reed St., Dover.
Friends may call 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. Burial will be private. Arrangements by
Smith Funeral Home, Division and Berry Ridgley Street, Dover.
Oliver 'Babe Oli' Cooper Jr. 1927-1999
Oliver 'Babe Oli' Cooper Jr. of Dover died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in his home. He was 72. Mr. Cooper was born on Jan. 5, 1927 in Dover, the son of the late Oliver Cooper Sr. and Annie Mosley Cooper.
He received his early education from the Booker T. Washington Elementary School, and earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in History from Delaware State College in 1951. Mr. Cooper joined the U.S. Army in 1945, a veteran of World War II. He received the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He started his career working as a postman, and worked for many years as a civilian worker in the Base Supply Department at Dover Air Force Base. He became a dedicated teacher for the William Henry High School and in the Appoquinimink School District, where he taught for 25 years, retiring in 1988. ''Babe Oli,'' as he was known, gave much of his time to his community and family. He loved to tend his garden, handle business at the Square Club, go to the race track, or just sit on his porch reading the paper. He had a deep sense of humor, encouraging advice and devotion to his family and many friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was a member of Whatcoat Methodist Church in Dover and served as a loyal member of the Prudence Lodge #6 in Dover, holding numerous positions, including Worshipful Master and Treasurer. He served as treasurer of the Square Club, and was a member of the Corinthians Consistory #5 of Wilmington. He was a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and an active member of Psi Iota Alumnae Chapter of Dover.
Mr. Cooper is survived by his wife of 50 years, Juanita Payne Cooper, two sons, Oliver Cooper III of Dover, and Wayne Julius Cooper and his wife, Cheryl Morris Cooper of Greensboro, N.C.; six grandchildren, Tonicia Poe of Maryland, David, Colwyn, and Carter Cooper of North Carolina, Shauna Cooper of Virginia, and Oliver Cooper IV of Dover; five great-grandchildren, NaTasha, Daerrion and Christian, all of North Carolina, and Shaela and Shamarah Poe, both of Maryland; a sister, Elizabeth Tribbett; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Brady Cooper of Dover; 10 nieces, 11 nephews, eight grandnieces, 10 grandnephews, 10 great-grandnieces, 15 great grandnephews; an ex-daughter-in-law, Doris May Cooper of Dover; and a host of friends and acquaintances.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Dover, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. tonight. Burial will be at Sharon Hills Cemetery in Dover. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Whatcoat United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home in Dover.
Oliver Cooper III 1949-2011
Oliver Cooper, III (also known as "Coop" or "Jivey") was born in
to Oliver and Juanita Cooper, Jr. on January 22, 1949. As a boy, Coop had a close relationship with his younger brother, Wayne, and their cousins. Rumor has it that when you saw one outside, you had to see them all. Dover, DE
Oliver served as an acolyte at
, and was in the cherub and youth choirs. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities, joining the Boy Scouts of America, and playing on the little league baseball and high school football teams. Oliver graduated from the last segregated class of Whatcoat United Methodist Church , in 1966. He began his career at Kraft (then General Foods) until drafted by the U.S. Army in 1968 for the Vietnam War. After proudly serving, he was honorably discharged from active duty in 1970. He returned to General Foods in William Henry High School as a dedicated employee for 37 years. Meanwhile, Oliver remained loyal to his country, serving in the United States Army Reserves. He served in the 315th supply unit at the Dover Doverand reserve centers. His tours took him abroad to Ft. Belvoir Hondurasand in his reserve unit, and after 27 years he retired as a well decorated First Sergeant. Panama
When not at work, Oliver was a loving son, and dedicated father. He often visited his parents and helped around the house. He treasured his mother Juanita, and lived to help her with whatever she needed. Oliver was also an avid gardener, and took pride in cultivating flowers and delicious vegetables. He learned these skills from his dad, and held the philosophy that "a Cooper has to know how to plant". He often went through town sharing his bounty! Following tradition, he taught his children and grandchildren the art of successful gardening. He was close to the Mennonite community, often trading with them. Oliver had a comedic side, and often shared jokes with family and friends. He was passionate for raising and training hunting beagles, and in the summers he loved taking his children fishing and crabbing, and cooking many dishes from scratch. He was also quite a sharp dresser!
Oliver departed peacefully from this life on April 7, 2011, surrounded in prayer by his family. His family loved him dearly, and we all should remember him as we plant seeds; not only of flowers, but of kindness and the spirit of sharing!
Oliver was preceded in death by his father Oliver "Babe Oli" Cooper, Jr., and is survived by mother Juanita Cooper, son Oliver Cooper IV, daughters Shauna Petersen (Shawn), Tonicia Poe (Gerald) & Keshia Jones, brother Wayne Cooper (Cheryl), 5 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services at Whatcoat United
, Methodist Church Saulsbury Road, Dover, DE, US, Apr 16, 2011, 12:00 pm, followed by interment at Sharon Hill Cemetery, . Dover, DE, 19901
Mary D. Mosley Correia 1940-2008
Contributed by Natasha Banks 25 Mar 2008
Born July 6 1940 Bridgeton, NJ
Died February 24 2008 Huntsville, AL
Buried in Fordville Cemetery, NJ, along with mother Mary W. (Carney) Mosley and father Jeffery Mosley and sister Sara Price.
Accompanied in death by both deceased parents and siblings Sara, Doris, Paul. Survived by sisters Priscilla, Gladys, Edith, Pauline, and brother Billy. Survived by two sons, Harold L Banks Jr., Joseph Correia II , and 3 daughters Rosalind (Banks) Cosme, Audrey Banks, and Andrea (Beck) Banks and 11 grandchildren (5 granddaughters and 6 grandsons).
John Harland Cott 1872-1946
(Copied by the postmaster of Carson City, Michigan, for John Carter.)
John Harland Cott, 74, died home in North Shade Sunday, June 16, after having spent his entire life in this community. Mr. Cott, the son of John & Lydia Cott, was born in North Shade Twp. May 15, 1872. He married Elsie Tuttle and had one child, Florence. Two sisters preceded him in death.
John Wesley Cott 1837-1920
John Wesley Cott was born in Delaware May 27, 1837, and departed this life Aug 22, 1920 at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 25 days. In 1859 he was joined in wedlock to Lydia Dean. To this union was born six children, three of whom have preceded him to the homeland. There are left to mourn his wife, two daughters, Artie and Jennie, and one son, John H., and one granddaughter, Florence, all of North Shade.
He came and located on the farm which has since been the home soon after his marriage. This community at that time was a wilderness so the family endured all the experiences of pioneer days.
Mr. Cott has been a cripple for 45 years. His last sickness began last March and he was a most patient sufferer. His heart was always filled with love for his Master. The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon, August 24, Elder Older officiating and his remains were laid to rest in (illegible).
Lydia Ann Dean Cott 1841-1929
Lydia A. Dean, daughter of Hester Carney and Jesse Dean, was born in Delaware, February 7, 1841 and died at her farm house in North Shade, February 4, 1929, aged 84 years, 11 months, 27 days.
In 1859 she was united in marriage to John W. Cott, who preceded her to the land beyond August 22, 1920. To this union six children were born, two dying in infancy, one daughter, Ellamarie, who passed away in 1887 and Artie in 1926.
Mr. and Mrs. Cott were among the earliest pioneers in this vicinity, coming to Michigan in 186(4?), and locating on the site of the present farm home. Mr. Cott crippled as to be entirely incapacitated for work soon after settling here; so Mrs. Cott was given the task of rearing her children, clearing the land to make a house, and care for her sick husband. These she did willingly, faithfully and well.
Mrs. Cott was one of a family of nine children, eight of whom preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss on son, John H., one daughter, Jennie, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Florence Baker, besides a circle of neighbors and friends.
Funeral was held from the farm home last Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. C. W. Satterlee officiating.
Catherine E. Fox Counseller ~1849-1936
9 August 1936
Catherine E. Fox Counseller, Aug. 7, 1936, wife of the late Elijah Counseller. Relatives and friends, also members of Port Richmond M. E. Church, are invited to services, Wed., 2 p. m.; late residence,
3141 Tulip St., Philadelphia, PA.Interment Belvue Cem. Friends may call Tuesday evening."
Charles Thomas Counceller 1967-2007
Contributed by Charles Counceller
Edward D. Counsellor
Edward D. Counsellor, 78, died Tuesday at his home in Largo, Fla. Born in Millville, he was the son of the late Edward D. and Emily Troth Counsellor. He was a resident of Florida since 1975.
A retired engineer, he worked at Wheaton Industries, Armstrong Cork and Maul Brothers, all of Millville. He was a graduate of Millville High School, Class of 1931 and a graduate of the George School in Philadelphia in 1932. He received his engineering degree from Drexel Institute in Philadelphia. Mr. Counsellor was a member of the Shekinah Lodge No. 58, F&AM and life member of Elks Lodge No. 580, both located in Millville.
He is survived by his wife, Mariana Counsellor of Largo. Arrangements are by Moss Feister Largo Chapel of Largo, Fla.
Elijah Counseller 1847-1918
Elijah Counseller, March 4, 1918, a patient sufferer at rest. Husband of Catharine Fox Counseller. Relatives and friends, members of Mutual Aid Union Ben. Assoc: Survivors of 72nd Regiment Penna. Volunteers, are invited to attend funeral services, Sun., 1 p.m., at his late residence, 2357E. Ann st.,
. Remains may be viewed Sat. after 8 p.m. Interment Belvue Cemetery
Thomas Harold (Tom) Counceller Jr. 1931-2007
Contributed by Chuck Counceller 7 Jul 2007
Thomas (Tom) Counceller, Jr. died Tuesday morning, July 3, at his home of an apparent heart attack. His death was unexpected. Tom was born September 9, 1931 in New Castle, Indiana the first son of Thomas H. (Sr.) and Laura Clark Counceller.
He attended school in New Castle until the family moved to Connersville in 1939. He then attended Connersville schools until his graduation in 1950. He was active in FFA in school and also worked part-time for Home Printing Co. and later for Haley Press and learned the printing trade. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Korea. Upon his return from duty, Tom was a part-time explosives expert and worked a few years as an operator at the Sewage Treatment plant. He was later employed at Metal Plating Corp. for many years. Upon leaving Metal Plating he devoted full time to his newly founded business, Tom's Canoe Rental on the Whitewater river at Cedar Grove. With this business Tom also designed and produced fiberglas canoes and kayaks. In later years he designed and produced sea-going labs for use in Florida, Bermuda and Catalina Islands. He was known across the country for his expertise in fiberglas and could design and produce almost anything.
Tom was a life-long boat builder beginning as a teenager when he and his Father built a skipjack in the basement of the family home. Although not a large boat, it was too large to get out of the basement so they had to widen a basement window. Family members would kid him about it. Since his early endeavor, he had designed and made swamp boats, mini-submarines, canoes, kayaks, swimming pools and dories and many other objects. Most recently, he had produced boat trailers and hoods for competition 'tractor-pull' tractors. Tom had designed and produced Dories used on class 5 and 6 rapids such as the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon. In th early 1970's, he built a catamaran sail boat and launched it on January floodwaters down the Ohio river, Mississippi river and across the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Keys. The trip took nearly a month encountering numerous weather events.
Tom is a legend on the New River in West Virginia, having been the first to do serious rafting down the now-famous river. His activities spawned a tourist trade on the New River, which is now widely known across the nation. Tom was an adventurer and loved the water, sky and Mother Nature. Adventures many folks only dream of, he had mastered. Tom was a pilot, owning his own airplane at one time, and could do aerobatics limited only by plane design. He was a skin diver, expert water skier and Class 5 & 6 river rafter. He had rafted the Grand Canyon Colorado River in 2001 and was scheduled to repeat the adventure during his 80th year. Tom was very active through-out his life. He loved hosting family get-togethers at his place along the Whitewater River. He attended nearly every family reunion or event. He was a member of the American Legion and the NRA.
Surviving Tom are one sister and spouse, Tom and Linda Barton of Indianapolis; five brothers and spouses, Ken and Sandy Counceller of Victor, NY, Charles Counceller of Everton, Claude and Shirley Counceller of Connersville, Bill Counceller of Liberty and David Counceller of Connersville; one brother-in-law Phillip Bauer Sr. of Connersville; nieces, Dr. Dennis and Linda Kelley of Indianapolis, Sandy Repp of Connersville, Cassandra Counceller of Fairfield, PA, Claudia Miller of Connersville, Sherry Fogelberg of Kokomo, Dr. Lisa Ruble of Nashville, TN, Lori Ruble and Leslie Ruble of Indianapolis and Julie Counceller of Kodiak, AK; nephews, Phil Bauer Jr. of Connersville, Doug Bauer of Milton, Chris Counceller of Rio Grande, NM, Larry Counceller of Buford, GA, Glen Counceller of Holland, Jeff Counceller of Everton, Joe Counceller, T. David Counceller both of Connersville, Matt Barton of Indianapolis and Jeremy Counceller of Kodiak, AK; many relatives, cousins and friends and special long-time friends Jon Bascom of Connersville and Bill Volz of Cedar Grove. Preceding Tom in death were his parents, Thomas Sr., he died in 1979, his mother Laura Counceller Ripperger, she died June 2, 2007, his step-father Charles Ripperger, one sister, Edith Counceller Bauer, she died in 1993, nephew Charles T. Counceller, he died May 2, 2007 and nephew-in-law Steve Repp, he died June 22, 2007.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. James Orr at 11 a.m. Monday at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, where friends may visit on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery, with military rites provided by the Fayette County Veterans Council Color Guard. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home to the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Friends my also visit anytime at www.millermosterrobbins.com.
Alfred W. Coursey Sr. 1951-2006 (Mitsawokett connection not established)
Alfred W. Coursey Sr., 54, departed this life suddenly on October 16, 2006 at
South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Centerin Vineland, N.J.
Alfred was born in
on November 30, 1951 to Mary E. Coursey and the late Charles Washington. He attended Millville, N.J. . He was presently employed by Sheppard Bus Service and had been employed by Durands Glass for 13 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. John Wesley United Methodist Church
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Evangeline Coursey; mother Mary E. Coursey; two sons, Alfred Coursey, Jr., and Jermaine Smith; two daughters Angeline Harden (Aaron) and Andrea Coursey; two brothers Gary Collins and Pete Collins; eight sisters Carolyn (O'Connell) Brown, Brenda Jarmon, Ida Corbin (Donald), Gloria Evans (Thomas), Vanessa Coursey, Arlene Carter (Robert), Sandra Douglas and Joan Collins; eight grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers Charles and Leonard Coursey.
Services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2006 at noon at
, John Wesley United Methodist Church Ogden Rd., Port Norris. Friends may view two hours prior to services. Interment will be held at the . Haleyville Cemetery
Services are entrusted to Edwards And Son Funeral Homes, Inc.
Bridgetonand Salem, N.J.
Anna Louise Draine Coursey ~1914-2006
6 Oct 2006
1. Anna Louise Coursey of died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, in Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home, Millsboro. She was 92. Lincoln
She was a very kind, loving and giving person. Mrs. Coursey attended
, Harbeson. Indian Mission United Methodist Church
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Nellie Daisey Draine; and her husband, Aaron Coursey in 1983. She is survived by a sister, Hilda Mosley; and a nephew, Eugene and his wife, Elizabeth Draine of
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Watson Funeral Home,
211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Robert A. Hudson will officiate. Burial will be in Christ's , Harbeson. Church Cemetery
2. Anna Louise Draine Coursey, 92, of
, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Green Valley Terrace Nursing Home, Millsboro. Lincoln, Del.
Coursey was a very kind, loving and giving person. She attended
, Harbeson. She moved to the area in 2000 from Indian Mission United Methodist Church New Jerseyand the area. Philadelphia
She is survived by her sister, Hilda Mosley and nephew, Eugene and his wife Elizabeth Draine.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Coursey, in 1983.
Funeral services were scheduled for Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at Watson Funeral Home,
211 Washington St., Millsboro, with internment at Christ’s , Harbeson. Church Cemetery
Brian L. Coursey 1980-2003
28 Aug 2003
Brian L. Coursey, departed this life suddenly on Monday, August 25 in the South Jersey Hospital- Vineland. Brian was born September 17, 1980 in Bridgeton, N.J. and was the son of Vanessa Coursey and Robert Bard.
He attended Atlantic County Community College and was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, Port Norris, where he was a member of the Music, Youth and Sport Ministries. Brian enjoyed basketball and was a member of the Basketball Club of Millville. He was a 1999 graduate of Millville High School.
He leaves to cherish his memory in addition to his parents, five brothers, Marlin Coursey, Robert Goolsby,, Marshawn Green, Ronnie Broughton, Jr. and Thomas Bard, four sisters Connie Brown, Tanya Bard, Monica Hill and Jovonna Bard, maternal grandmother Mary E. Coursey, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Sunday, August 30, at 1 p.m. in the John Wesley United Methodist Church Ogden Rd. Port Norris, with Rev. David Ennis officiating. Interment will be in the Haleyville Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 11a.m.-1p.m. Saturday.
Arrangements Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc. Bridgeton and Salem, N.J.
Carolyn Isabel Coursey 1900-1999
Carolyn Isabel Coursey of Seaford died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, in Methodist Manor Nursing Home, Seaford. She was 98. Ms. Coursey was born on April 6, 1900, in Fords Store (now Grasonville), Md., the daughter of the late Charles O. and Alice Rhodes Coursey.
She graduated from Stevensville High School and began a career teaching in the Queen Anne's County school system. She began teaching at the Grasonville Elementary School, spending her entire career there, and retired as the principal of the school in the late 1950s.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews, great-great-great-nieces and great-great-great-nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Grasonville, Md., where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Queen Anne's Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658. Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chester.
Edward ''Eddie'' Eugene Coursey, Sr. ~1942-2001
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 06/29/01
Edward ''Eddie'' Eugene Coursey, Sr., 59, of Bridgeton, departed this life on Monday evening, June 25, 2001, at his home after an extended illness.
Born in Bridgeton, he was a life long resident. He was the son of the late Howard Leroy and Louise Marian Jackson Coursey. Edward was married to Jeanne Crawford Coursey.
Due to failing health, he retired from Wheaton Glass Company in 1998 after working there 39 years. He was a member of the GBBA union at the plant. Edward was a faithful member of the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church where he served on the trustee board. He was a member of the Armster Gospel Chorus, the ''Fabulous Five'', and the Bridgeton African American Union, (a community organization that provides scholarships and mentoring for young people).
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Jeanne Coursey of Bridgeton; a son, Edward Eugene Coursey, Jr. of Bridgeton; 2 brothers, John T. and Donald J.; 2 sisters, Ethel M. Coursey and Cora Thomas; 2 grandchildren, Ryan Michael and Jami Amanda, a sister-in-law, Barbara Williams, a brother-in-law, Major Eddie Williams, all of Bridgeton; and survived by a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Howard (Hop) Coursey and Richard (Puddie) Coursey.
Services will be held Monday, July 2, 2001 at 2pm at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 207 Vine St., Bridgeton, NJ, where friends may call 1 hour prior to services. A night viewing will be held Sunday, July 1, 2001, from 6pm - 8pm also at the church. Interment will be held at Overlook Cemetery, Hopewell Twp. immediately following Monday services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, ''Phase III'', in Mr. Coursey's memory. ''To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born and time to die.'' Eccl. 3:1-2. Services are entrusted to Edwards & Son Funeral Homes, Inc.,Bridgeton & Salem, NJ
Henry Ellis Coursey ~1942-2000
Henry Ellis Coursey Age 58, died July 31, 2000 at his residence. Husband of Dora Mae Coursey. Stepfather of Brenda Gibson, Linda & Lloyd Warren. Brother of David Coursey, Wallace, Monroe, Edward, Michael & Beaver Lewis, Roberta Coursey Husser & Florence Coursey. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, a host of other relatives & friends.
Funeral 10 am Sat., Aug. 5 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1325 Barksdale Rd., Newark; viewing 8-10 am. Burial St. John's Church Cemetery. CONGO FUNERAL HOME
Ivan S. Coursey ~1962-2004
20 Jan 2004
Ivan S. Coursey of Millsboro died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, in Christiana Care-Christiana Hospital, Newark. He was 42. Mr. Coursey was born in Milford, son of Albert V. "Butch" Coursey of Millsboro and the late Cecile A. Harmon Coursey.
He was a millwright for Absher Construction in Laurel. Mr. Coursey was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association and the Indian Mission United Methodist Church, near Millsboro.
In addition to his mother, who died in 2003, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Vic Coursey, in 1993; and a daughter, Cecelia Coursey, in 1998. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of eight years, Sherry Beitler Coursey; a son, Jarod Coursey at home; a daughter, Cassandra Hampton of Milford; and a stepdaughter, Taylor Burden at home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call two hours earlier. The Rev. Cynthia Quillen will officate. Burial will be in the Indian Mission Cemetery, Millsboro
Jeffrey Darnell Coursey ~1963-2002
25 Dec 2002
Jeffrey Darnell Coursey of New York City, formerly of Lewes, Del., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in New York. He was 39.
Mr. Coursey graduated from Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes, Del., in 1984.
During his time in New York, he worked for Trans World Airlines as a skycap.
He is survived by his parents, Carl and Eva "Peggy" Metz of Georgetown, Del.; a friend, Cheryl Simons of New York; a daughter, Tiara Simmons Coursey of New York; a brother, Mills Bobby Coursey of Philadelphia; and a sister, Troy M. Farmer of Bear, Del.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 274 Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, Del. Burial will be in Israel Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Milford.
John Sterrett Coursey 1938-2009
21 Jul 09
John Sterrett Coursey of
, was summoned to his rest by his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 20, 2009. Born September 26, 1938 in Millsboro, Delaware , John was one of six children born to the union of Charles M. and Cecelia E. (nee Sterrett) Coursey. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mr. Coursey served with the United States Navy in
and Malta with distinction. Following an honorable discharge, he worked in the propane business 45 years and was the owner and operator of Nanticoke Propane until his death. Puerto Rico
His faith and his family were central to his life, and he was a devoted member of
Faith Tabernacle Congregation Churchin . John survived two wives: the late Shirley Coursey (nee Troutman) and Alberta M. Coursey (nee Morris) and was the proud, nurturing father of ten adoring children. John will be deeply missed by all who knew him and loving memories of him will be cherished for years to come. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Surviving him are his loving and devoted wife, Joyce E. Coursey (nee Korn), and their three sons--Daniel of Newark, DE, and Aaron and Trent of
. Also surviving him are his seven children with his late wife, Alberta M. Coursey (nee Morris): Rhonda Coursey-Pratt (Larry) of St. Louis, MO; Sandra Miller (Bill) of Fairview Heights, IL; John of Tecumseh, OK; Michael (Becky) of Hampton, VA; Sharon Harry (Sean) of Smyrna, DE; Crystal Hooper of Laurel, DE, and Alberta Feil of Centerville, OH, thirteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He is also survived by his four brothers: Marshall of Lafayette Hills, PA; Melvin of Ulyssus, PA, and Albert and Charles of Millsboro, DE. Millsboro, DE
A service celebrating the life and journey of John Coursey will be held on Friday, July 24th, 2009, at Watson Funeral Home,
at 11am. Friends and family may call two hours prior the service. Interment will be at , 211 S Washington Street Millsboro, DE Indian Mission Cemetery, . Millsboro, DE
John T. Coursey 1936=2014
18 Jun 2014
John T. Coursey, 78 years of age of Bridgeton, NJ, passed away on Friday June 13, 2014 at Inspira Health Center, Vineland, NJ. Born in Bridgeton, NJ March 5, 1936, he was the son of the late Howard L. Coursey and Louise J. Coursey, and the husband of Wanda Coursey.
John flourished and grew up in the Bridgeton area and had been a resident for most of his life until he relocated to Detroit and resided for 13 years until his return in 1979. During his life in Detroit, John served as the Director of Security for Motown Records under the CEO & founder, Barry Gordy. Upon Motown&# 8217;s move to Los Angeles, CA, John later founded and owned JOWA Security Services in Detroit, MI and JOWA Security in Bridgeton, NJ and continued to manage the companies for many years until his retirement. Hired in 1959 by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN), later known as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), he carved out an illustrious tenure as a pioneering undercover investigative officer for several years in New York City and established a national reputation for gaining a record number of indictments and criminal convictions. John's outstanding law enforcement record was later chronicled in Douglas Valentine's 2004 successful (book), "The Strength of the Wolf" (The Secret History of America's War on Drugs). In addition, he was a member of the Association of Former Narcotics Agents (AFFNA), and also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). John served his nation as a proud veteran of the US. Marine Corp, a longtime member of the Bridgeton African American Union (BAAU), and member of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Bridgeton, NJ. Though an exceptional career professional and executive in law enforcement and business owner, John was a humanitarian and altruist, as often evidenced by seeing him work in his yard and by making community financial contributions, giving quality time to mentor younger professionals, and in his investment of time with his family and many friends. He touched and influenced a significant number of black professionals on a national level.
He is survived by his wife Wanda, his two sisters, Ethel Coursey, Cora Thomas of Bridgeton, his sister-in-laws, Barbara Coursey, Jean Coursey, and many nieces and nephews and various relatives. John was predeceased by his parents and by one son, "Kyle Coursey" in 1992, and four brothers, Howard Coursey Jr., Richard Coursey, Donald Coursey, and Edward Coursey.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church, 207 Vine Street, Bridgeton, NJ. The internment will be at Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton, NJ. Friends may call on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Mary T. Coursey 1912-2004
March 10, 2004
Mary T. Coursey of Galena died Saturday, March 6 2004, in Chester River Manor, Chestertown. She was 91. Ms. Coursey was born Aug 17, 1912, in Sassafras, daughter of the late John R. and Ida McIntyre Thornley. She had lived in Wilmington while working as a bookkeeper for Delaware Trust, retiring in 1968 and returned to Kent County, Md. in the mid 1990s.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Elmar Wells, in 2001 and Alice Cox, in 2002. She is survived by her nephew and his wife, Donald and Ruth Othoson of Galena; two great-nephews, Scott Othoson of Chestertown and Eric Othoson of Smyrna, Del.; and a great-niece, Elizabeth Spencer of Chestertown.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen. L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena. The Rev. Larry Jameson of Olivet United Methodist Church will officiate.
Richard W. 'Puddie' Coursey
Richard W. 'Puddie' Coursey, 66, of Bridgeton died Sunday in South Jersey Hospital --Bridgeton. Born in Bridgeton, son of the late Howard Leroy and Louise Marion Jackson Coursey, he retired in 1995 as an officer for the New Jersey Superior Court, special part.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, was a member of Mount Zion A.M.E. Church where he was a former member of the Armster Gospel Chorus. He was an area representative for the Boy Scouts of America. He was former proprietor of Bridgeton Variety Record Shop, Coursey Billiard Parlor and Coursey Bail Bondsman.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara (nee Cuff); a daughter, Vickie Lynn Singletary of Bridgeton; three brothers, John T., Donald J. and Edward E., all of Bridgeton;. two sisters, Cora Thomas and Ethel, both of Bridgeton; and a grandson, Richard B. He was predeceased by a brother, Howard L.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Vine Street, Bridgeton, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Burial will be in Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton. Arrangements are by Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Bridgeton.
Clare S. Cowling 1914-1993
(married a descendant of Enoch & Phoebe (Carney) Miller)
Birth: Oct. 25, 1914
Death: Jun. 19, 1993
Clare S. Cowling, 78, of East Fenwick Road, died June 19, 1993, at his home. A longtime resident of Bushnell Township, he was born Oct. 25, 1914, in Palo to Clarence and Cora Hopkins Cowling. A farmer, he also worked at General Tire in Ionia, retiring in 1976.
On March 7, 1933, he married the former Genevieve M. Houseman, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Esther and Richard Forest, Rosemary and Mark Cowling, Saranac, Tom and Cheryl Cowling, Fenwick; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Other survivors are a sister, Viola Noggle, Holly; a brother, Virgil Cowling, Neponset, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Larry S. Cowling, in 1950.
At request of the family, no funeral service nor visitation will be held. Burial took place in Sunny Hill Cemetery. Arrangments were handled by Stebbins and Simpson Funeral Home, Sheridan. Burial: Sunny Hill Cemetery, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Genevieve M Houseman Cowling 1917-2004
(a descendant of Enoch & Phoebe (Carney) Miller)
Birth: Aug. 18, 1917
Palo, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 2004 Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Genevieve M. Cowling, 87, of Fenwick, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Metron of Greenville. She was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Palo, the daughter of Willis and Edith Cowling Houseman.
Mrs. Cowling was a resident of the Fenwick area since 1945. She was married March 7, 1933, to Clare S. Cowling. He preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by two daughters, Esther and Richard Forest, Rosemary and Marcel Collins, all of Fenwick; three sons, Howard Cowling of Ocala, Fla., Dennis and Janet Cowling, all of Fenwick; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Violet Ordiway of Vestaburg; and two sister-in-law, Viola Noggle of Holly, Marilyn Cowling of Neponset, Ill.
In accordance with Mrs. Cowling's wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation. Interment is in Sunny Hill Cemetery, Fenwick. The family is being served by Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan. Burial: Sunny Hill Cemetery, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Howard Solomon Cowling 1936-2005
(a descendant of Enoch & Phoebe (Carney) Miller)
Birth: Nov. 22, 1936
Death: Jun. 3, 2005, Ocala, Marion, Florida
Howard Solomon Cowling, 68, of Ocala, Fla., died peacefully at home on June 3, 2005. He died from cancer.
He was the son of Clare and Genevive Houseman Cowling of Fenwick. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Bennett Cowling, in 1993, and stepson Fred Bennett. He is survived by his two brothers, Dennis and Jackie Cowling of Palo, Tom and Cheryl Cowling of Fenwick; sisters, Esther and Richard Forest of Carson City, Rosmary and Marcel Collins of Palo; children, David Cowling, Susan Lanier, both of Ocala, Fla., Salle Curtis of Lowell, Sandi and Edwin Howe of Morley; stepchildren, Larry Bennett of Stanton, Jeremy Rish, Dale Rish, both of Greenville, Lena Porter of Lansing, Lisa Bennett of Sidney; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside ceremony is panned for 1 p.m. June 18 at McBride Cemetery. Burial: McBride Cemetery, McBrides, Montcalm, Michigan
Linda B. Bennett Cowling 1944-1993
(married to a descendant of Enoch & Phoebe (Carney) Miller)
Birth: Jan. 25, 1944
Carson City, Montcalm, Michigan
Death: Jan. 28, 1993
Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan
Linda B. Cowling, 49, of Stanton, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1993, at Carson City Hospital. She was born Jan. 25, 1944, in Greenville to James and Lena (Isham) Bennett.
Mrs. Cowling is survived by her husband, Howard S. Cowling; her children, Fred and Lori Bennett of Langston, Lena and Dave Porter and Lisa and Kurt Nummer, all of Sheridan, Larry and Angie Bennett of Stanton, Dale and Denise Rish and Jerry and Carrie Rish, all of Muir, David Cowling of Florida and Sandi and Ed Howe of Morley; three sisters, Sharon and Lee Jackson of Kansas, Kathy Gibbons of Stanton and Jeanie and Paul Nisonger of McBride; 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. today at Stebbins-McCullough Chapel in Edmore with Rev. Paul D. Carmichael officiating. Interment will be in McBride Cemetery. Friends may call today from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Charles Franklin Cross 1943-2012
(Son of William and Margaret (Carter) Cross; A descendant of George Carter & Lina Mosley of Cheswold)
Dear Friends and Family,
It is with sadness that I report that Chuck passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Chuck had been scheduled for two surgeries to improve his condition, the first to occur on Tuesday, Feb 28th. On Monday when he was to be moved to the hospital, they determined that his condition was too weak to transport him. His blood pressure was low and he was running a fever. He was transferred instead to the Intensive Care Unit within
. It was later determined that he had sepsis. Leigh came in from Holy Family Medical Center , and Chuck's brother, Bill also arrived. Together we were able to spend Chuck's final days supported by other family members and a circle of close friends. In the following days, Chuck’s condition varied from unresponsive to alert and coherent. It became clear that, going forward, there would be little that could be done to improve Chuck’s condition. His kidneys were beginning to fail and dialysis and connection to yet additional equipment would be the next steps. With the help of the doctors, we were able to determine that prolonging his life was not the best option and they began palliative care to make him comfortable. Chuck participated in the decision saying, “This is the best way. Let’s be happy.” He slipped away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. New York
Visitation with the family will be held Tuesday, March 6 from 3-8 p.m. at the
Lakeview Centerat , Gillson Park 800 Gillson Park Drive, Wilmette, IL. (Enter at Lake and .) A Remembrance Service will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Michigan
In honor of Chuck and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The North Shore Country Day School Scholarship Fund,
310 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL 60093.
Chicago Tribune on March 6, 2012 -- Charles "Chuck" Cross, age 68, at rest Sunday, March 4, 2012, beloved husband of Mary Pat, nee Dailey; loving father of Leigh and Ashleigh; beloved son of the late William and Margaret; dear brother of Dolores (Sam Adams), Shirley (Robert Tucker), Charlene (Thomas Walker), Bill, Jr. (Dawn) and Judith (Herman Hagan) Cross; dear brother-in-law of the late Theresa, Buddy (Eva), the late Maurice (Donna), Sheila, Julie (Jim), Timothy (Bobbi), Mary Virginia (Mike) and James (Colette) Dailey; fond uncle of Tracey Adams, Tuere Binta Cross, Christopher and the late Theresa Donis, Megan, Carrie and Sean Dailey, Margaret Schultz, Brendan, Erin and Rachel Dailey, Kellie, Mike, John and Matt Phillipp; and friend to many. Visitation on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 3 to 8 p.m. at The Lakeview Center, 800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette, IL (enter at Lake and Michigan.) Remembrance Service from 6:30 to 7:30. Chuck was raised in
and shone as an athlete during his time at ETHS. He was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and an avid Cubs, Bears and Bulls Fan. In honor of Chuck and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The North Shore Country Day School Scholarship Fund, Evanston, IL 310 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, IL 60093. For more information: 847-853-8838.
Bessie J. Crumb ~1936-2000
1. Obituary: 24 May 2000
Bessie J. Crumb, 64, of Elmer died Monday in Rainbow Nursing Center, Pittsgrove Township. She had been in failing health for eight months. Ms. Crumb was born in Bybee, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Crawford Wallace and H. Jane Crumb. She lived in Elmer for eight years and had resided in Greenwich Township for several years.
Before her retirement nine years ago, she was employed at Cumberland Manor for 27 years. Before that she worded at Anchor Hocking Glass Co. in Salem. She attended Centerton Free Will Baptist Church and was an avid bingo player and gardener.
She is survived by two daughters, Janette Salgado of Runnemede and Shirley Weinburg of Pittsgrove Township; a son, Christopher P. Crumb of Elmer, two brothers, Herbert Crumb of New Castle, Del. and Floyd Crumb of Pennsville; a step-son, Kenneth O. Mosley of Millville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her long-time companion, Orville Mosley, Jr.; a sister, Dora Neher and a brother, Troy Crumb.
Services will be held noon Thursday at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. Friends will be received 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township.
2. Obituary: 5 Jun 2000
Bessie J. Crumb, 64, of Elmer died Monday the in Rainbow Nursing Center, Pittsgrove Township. She had been in failing health for eight months. Born in Bybee, Tenn., daughter of the late Crawford Wallaco and H. Jane Crumb, she had resided in Elmer for the last eight priors. She had formerly resided in Greenwich Township for several years. She had worked at Cumberland Manor for 27 years prior to her retirement nine years ago. She had formerly worked at Anchor Hocking Glass Co., Salem. An avid Bingo player and gardener, she attended Centerton Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Janette Salgado of Runnemede and Shirley Weinberg of Pittsgrove Township; a son, Christopher P. of Elmer; two brothers, Herbert of New Castle, Del., and Floyd of Pennsville; a stepson, Kenneth O. Mosley of Millville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Orville Mosley Jr.; a sister, Dora Neher; and a brother, Troy Crumb.
Services are noon Thursday in Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Clarence O. Custis ~1903-1985
1. Obituary: Clarence O. Custis of 1021 E. Commerce St. died Friday evening at Bridgeton Hospital. His health had been failing but his death was unexpected. The son of the late Reuben and Minnola Custis, he was born in Bridgeton and was a lifelong resident of Gouldtown.
As a young man Mr. Custis was a mechanic for the Gus Wescott Ford Agency in Bridgeton and the Corson & Mills Ford Agency in Millville. He later went into farming and became a well-known produce farmer in Fairfield Township. He was a member of the Bridgeton Beagle Club; Ionic Chapter #40 Order of Masons and a charter and life member of the Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company #2 at Gouldtown. He was also a former district fire warden.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Hughes Custis, with whom he celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary on the day of his death; a son, Clarence A.; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Katherine) Reed Jr.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Verna Pierce, who died in 1968.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Wesley Funeral Home, 17 S. Burlington Road. Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park on Wednesday at 10 a. in. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Custis’ memory to the Gouldtown Fire Company, c/o Mr. Lewis Stevenson, RD 7, BuckshutemRoad, Box 309, Bridgeton, N.J. 08302.
2. Death Notice: CUSTIS - In Bridgeton Hospital, of 121 (sic) E. Commerce., Bridgeton, N.J., on Friday, Feb. 1, 1985. Clarence Custis, husband of Frances Custis, father of Clarence A. Custis and Kathryn Reed, aged 82 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Wesley's Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Interment at Gouldtown Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. at Wesley's Funeral Home. The family suggests contributions may be made to the Gouldtown Fire Co., c/o Mr. Levis (sic) Stevenson, Sec., RD. #7, Buckshutem Road, Bridgeton, N.J. 08302.
Doris A. Ridgway Custis
Contributed by Paul T. Johnson 20 Nov 2000
15 Oct 1999 --
Doris A. Custis, 70, of Fairfield Township died Wednesday in South Jersey Hospital-Millville. Born in Salem, daughter of Ola Reed Ridgway and the late Winfield Ridgeway, she was the wife of the late Peter Parker Custis Jr.
Mrs. Custis was employed with the PMG Food Service Co. of Lumberton as a cafeteria manager for the last 16 years. She also worked in the cafeteria at Fairfield Township Elementary School for 29 years. She was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian tribe of Bridgeton.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Parker A. of Salem; two daughters, Carol A. Pettit of Millville, and Lorraine J. Johnson of Fairfield Township; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Allen Ridgway; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services are noon Saturday in Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will be private.
Parker A. "Skip" Custis Sr. ~1952-2011
Parker A. "Skip" Custis Sr., 58 of Bridgeton passed away Saturday evening January 8, 2011 at the home of his sister in Fairfield Twp. under the care of hospice. He had been in failing health for the past eight months. Born and raised in Bridgeton, he was the son of the late Peter and Doris (nee Ridgway) Custis and had previously lived in Georgia for 20 years.
Parker was an avid football fan and was a big Atlanta Falcons fan, he also enjoyed watching NASCAR.
Surviving him are his children Parker A. Custis Jr., Tyjuan Custis, Parker Hardy, Maurice Custis, Robin Custis, Crystal Custis, Tre'vain Custis, and Savion Custis, his two sisters Lorraine Johnson of Fairfield Twp., and Carol Stevenson and her husband James of Millville, his only living aunt Dorothy Lebron of Hopewell Twp., and several grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter Jessica Hardy, and a grandson, who both died while Jessica was giving birth.
Funeral services will be held on Friday January 14, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. from the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave. at Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. Cremation and inurnment will take place in Camden County Crematory, Waterford Twp. A viewing will be held from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Friday morning prior to the services. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
Peter Custis (1902-1931)
19 Mar 1931
Contributed by Paul Johnson 24 Sep 2003
Peter Custis of Salem County, NJ, died March 16, 1931, aged 29 years olds. Interment Gouldtown Cemetery.
'Death Results from Auto Crash Midnight Sunday'
Peter Custis, Jr., Colored, of Gouldtown, Had Side of Head Crushed In
In an automobile crash on the Cumberland Highway between Shirley and Pole Tavern, shortly after midnight Sunday, Peter Custis, Jr, colored, was so seriously injured that he died within a few hours at the Bridgeton Hospital. As the accident occurred in Salem County Coroner Roy J. Allen has taken charge of the case.
Custis, who was twenty-nine years of age, was a son of Constable Peter Custis of the Gouldtown Section of Cumberland County. He was in an Essex Car, the property of M. C. Gould, of the Fairton-Gouldtown Road, that is said to have been driven by Leon Gould, aged twenty-seven years. It is claimed that they were driving south towards Bridgeton.
In the other car that figured in the crash was Edward Martin, of Camden, who had with him his sister, Anna Martin and Mrs. Emma Harris. They were proceeding north to their home.
All five of the colored people were injured and they were rushed to the Bridgeton Hospital. There it was found that the left side of Custis' head had been crushed in and he was injured internally. Gould was cut about the face, Martin had a severe gash in his cheek and his sister cut about the legs. Mrs. Harris was cut about the face and her right arm and leg were cut and bruised. Custis lived only about two hours and never regained consciousness.
State Troopers were informed of the accident immediately after it happened and were quickly on the scene and saw that the injured persons were removed to the Hospital. Coroner Allen was then notified.
Gould was brought over to Salem on Monday to the county jail and held on a technical charge of manslaughter and Martin and the women have been held as material witnesses.
At the direction of Coroner Allen, Constable Steward Dare on Tuesday empaneled a jury that viewed the remains at the home of Custis' Parents (Peter & Ellen Pierce Custis) in Gouldtown.
Coroner Allen has set Tuesday, March 24th, as the date for the inquest at the office of Recorder William C. Steele at Pole Tavern.
Peter Parker Custis, Sr. 1864-1939
Contributed by Debbie Pierce via John C. Carter
Birth: Nov. 23, 1864; Death: Mar. 22, 1939
Son of: Peter Parker Custis, Sr. & Victoria Amanda (Armstrong) Custis.
CUSTIS - In Bridgeton, N.J., on March 22, 1939, Peter P. Custis, aged 73 years old.
Relatives and friends, Samuel J. Roberts Lodge No. 979, I.B.P.O.E.W., P.E.R. Council No. 21, Southern District of New Jersey and all other organizations of which he was a member are invited to the funeral on Monday, March 27, at 1:30 p.m. at his late residence in Gouldtown, N.J. Services at 2 p.m. in Trinity A.M.E. Church. Interment in Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon after 4.
Peter Parker Custus, Jr. ~1920-1991
1. Obituary: Peter Parker Custus, Jr., 71, of Bridgeton-Millville Pike, Bridgeton died Friday afternoon at South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division. Mr. Custus, a lifetime Bridgeton resident, was in failing health for the past five months. Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of the late Peter Parker, Sr., and Hazel Pierce Custus.The husband of Doris Ridgway Custus, he lived at the Bridgeton-Millville Pike address for 33 years.
Retired for the last nine years, Mr. Custus was formerly employed for several years at the Martin Dye Corp., and prior to that was a truck driver for most of his working life. He was a World Wm II veteran, serving with the US Army in the Pacific Theater and a member of American Legion Post No. 95 & Veterans of Foreign Wars Mead-Woodward Post No. 1795 in Bridgeton. He was a former member of the Gouldtown Volunteer Fire Company.
Besides his wife, Mr. Custus is survived by a son, Parker A. Custus of Greensboro, Ga.; two daughters, Carol A. Petit of Fairton and Lorraine J. Johnson of Bridgeton; and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Bard.
Funeral services will be held noon Tuesday at the Padgett Funeral Home, Route 77, Bridgeton. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Bridgeton. Friends may call Tuesday morning two hours prior to the funeral service.
2. Memorial notice: In memory of PARKER CUSTIS who passed away September 13, 1991. We miss you now, our Hearts are sad, As time goes by, We, miss you more; Your loving smile your gentle face. Sadly missed.
Reuben W. Custis 1877-1959
9 May 1959
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003
Reuben W. Custis, husband of Mrs. Alberta Custis, passed away Thursday night at 11:30 after an illness of two years and three months. His funeral will be held on Monday at 1pm at Trinity A.M.E. Church in Gouldtown. Born in Camden August 24, 1877, he came to Gouldtown at the early age of 19 years and resided there until his death.
Mr. Custis was well known throughout Southern New Jersey and received his first contract from the Board of Education in Fairfield Township in 1932 with an excellent record of 24 years without an accident. In 1933 he was sworn in as police officer and in 1936 he was also sworn in as constable. The deceased was a charter member of both Gouldtown Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 and a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church. He was a member of Trinity Senior choir for many years. He was also a class leader of the young people.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Mrs. Verna Pierce and Clarence Custis; two sisters, Mrs. Adele Grymes his twin, of Coatesville Pa., and Mrs. Hattie Reddick, of Philadelphia. Five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild survive him.
Marion Durham Cuyjet ~1920-1996
1. Obituary: Pioneering African American Dance Teacher, Leader In Philadelphia Black Cultural Life
(October 28, 1996, The Sacramento Bee, California, Page: B5)
Marion Durham Cuyjet, a pioneering teacher of African American dancers, died on Oct. 22 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Mrs. Cuyjet was 76 and lived in Philadelphia.
She had been suffering from cardiopulmonary disorders, according to her son, Stephen Cuyjet Jr. Mrs. Cuyjet's most famous pupil was Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Jamison began training in ballet at the age of 6 with "Miss Marion," as everyone called Mrs. Cuyjet (pronounced soo-zhay).
In addition to teaching classical ballet and other dance techniques, Mrs. Cuyjet taught her students that "dancers were not hybrid creatures dropped down from the clouds with no relation to Earth," as Jamison noted in her autobiography, "Dancing Spirit."
Mrs. Cuyjet also provided subliminal lessons in determination and race relations. "She looked Caucasian and rented studio space that landlords would not rent to a person they thought was black," Jamison wrote. "She broke the color barrier and was constantly evicted once black children were discovered on the premises; she had to move her school seven times."
Born in Cheswold, Del., Mrs. Cuyjet studied ballet in Philadelphia with Essie Marie Dorsey, herself a student of Michel Fokine and Mikhail Mordkin, and opened the Judimar School in 1948. Mrs. Cuyjet created dances for public events in the city, and in the late 1950s was the principal choreographer for the annual Christmas Cotillion sponsored by Heritage House, a leading African American cultural organization in Philadelphia.
From 1958 into the 1970s, Mrs. Cuyjet was on the dance faculty at Maryland State College (now the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore) and also taught at Delaware State College in Dover, and Cheney State University in Cheney, Pa. She closed her studio in 1971 and trained as a movement therapist, working at the Philadelphia State Hospital for 11 years.
2. Obituary: (October 27, 1996, Sun-Sentinel Ft. Lauderdale, Page: 11B)
Marion Durham Cuyjet, a pioneering teacher of black dancers, died on Tuesday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Mrs. Cuyjet was 76 and lived in Philadelphia. She had been suffering from cardiopulmonary disorders, said her son, Stephen Cuyjet Jr.
Her most famous pupil was Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Jamison began training in ballet at age 6 with "Miss Marion," as everyone called Mrs. Cuyjet.
In addition to teaching classical ballet and other dance techniques, Mrs. Cuyjet taught her students that "dancers were not hybrid creatures dropped down from the clouds with no relation to earth," as Jamison noted in her autobiography, Dancing Spirit.
Mrs. Cuyjet also provided subliminal lessons in determination and race relations. "She looked Caucasian and rented studio space that landlords would not rent to a person they thought was black," Jamison wrote. "She broke the color barrier and was constantly evicted once black children were discovered on the premises; she had to move her school seven times."
Mrs. Cuyjet, born in Cheswold, Del., studied ballet in Philadelphia with Essie Marie Dorsey, herself a student of Michel Fokine and Mikhail Mordkin, and opened the Judimar School in 1948. Mrs. Cuyjet created dances for public events in the city. From 1958 into the 1970s, Mrs. Cuyjet was on the dance faculty at Maryland State College (now the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore) and also taught at Delaware State College in Dover, and Cheney State University in Cheney, Pa. She closed her studio in 1971 and trained as a movement therapist, working at the Philadelphia State Hospital for 11 years. She also was a dance panelist on the Pennsylvania State Arts Council.
Mrs. Cuyjet's husband, Stephen, died in 1980. In addition to her son, Stephen Jr., of San Diego, she is survived by a daughter, Judith Coldvin, of Marlton, N.J.; a son, Mark, of Philadelphia; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
3. Mary Agnes Morris Cuyjet 1919-1999
Contributed by John C. Carter
Mary Agnes Morris Cuyjet of Dover died, after a long illness, of natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, in Capital Health Care Center, Dover. She was 79. Mrs. Cuyjet was born in Dover, the daughter of the late Oscar and Edith Owens Morris.
She received her elementary education at Fork Branch and Cheswold schools. She later graduated from Delaware State College, where she received a bachelor of
science degree in 1941. She also attended Temple University and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, earning a master's degree In 1952.
Mrs. Cuyjet's employment history included teaching at the Old State Kruse School for Delinquent. Girls in Marshallton in 1941; U.S. Army Signal Corps (as a civilian employee) on Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, 1942-1945; and seamstress at McClements Cleaners and Tailors of Dover, 1945-1947.
She served as administrator for State Child Welfare Services in New Castle County, transferring to administrator/county director of Public Assistance Programs from 1947-1978. After retiring from the State of Delaware wIth 31 years of service, she was appointed to director of Catholic Social Services In Kent County, a position she held until illness forced her retirement in 1982.
Mrs. Cüyjet was a longtime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, serving as eucharistic minister, a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality, and a member of the Holy Spirit Prayer Group. She also was a charter member of the Epsilon Iota Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
She was preceded in death by her husband, ignatlus S. Cuyjet Jr., in 1969.
She is survived by three step-children, Ignatius Cuyjet III, of Rotunda West, Fla., Judy Cuyjet-Bornfriend of Philadelphia and Waukena Cuyjet-Kapsch of Princeton, N.J.; seven grandchildren (remainder of obit missing).
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