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Anthony W. “Straight Arrow” Edwards ~1952-1992

1.  Obituary: Anthony W. “Straight Arrow” Edwards, 40, of 394 Irving Ave., Carmel, died Friday in Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia where he was a patient for nine days after being in failing health  several years.

The son of Dorothy (Robinson) Edwards of Carmel and the late Hugh R. “Strong Oak” Edwards,  he was born in Bridgeton  and a lifetime resident of Deerfield Township.

A medical assistant by profession he was formerly employed with Cardiac Data Core of Philadelphia and American Institute of Mental Studies, Vineland.  He was a 1971 graduate of Bridgeton High School and attended Cumberland County College. He received a R.M.A. certificate from the Philadelphia Career School.  An active member of St. Andrew’s  Episcopal Church of Bridgeton and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Philadelphia, he was a member of the American Medical Technology Association and the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe where he served as their public relations person and held office on their  council.  He was active in the Cumberland County Democratic Party.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The  Rev. Canon E. Thomas Higgons will read the Burial Office and conduct a Requiem Eucharist 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 186 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.  Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township.  Friends may call 9:30 a.m. to 11 a m Wednesday at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home of Bridgeton

2.  Death Notice:  EDWARDS -- of  394 Irving Ave., Carmel,  Friday, Dec. 11, 1992. Anthony W. (Straight Arrow) Edwards, son of Dorothy Robinson Edwards and the late Hugh Rodney (Strong  Oak) Edwards, aged 40 years.

Relatives and friends arc invited to attend the Burial Office and Requiem Eucharist from St. Anthony’s Episcopal Church 186 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton  on Wednesday morning, Dec. 16th at 11 o’clock Interment in Gouldtown Memorial Parks’ Friends may call Wednesday’ morning between 9:30 and 11 o’clock, prior to the services at the church.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Padgett Funeral Home, Bridgeton


Elizabeth Pearce Edwards

Born in Back Neck, Fairfield Twp. on Nov. 21, 1919
Departed on Nov. 26, 2010 and resided in Hopewell Twp., NJ.
Visitation: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010
Service: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010
Cemetery: Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery

Elizabeth "Little Feather" Edwards, 91 of Hopewell Twp. and formerly of Fairfield passed early Friday morning November 26, 2010 in South Jersey Regional Medical Center, Vineland where she had been a patient for the past month.

Born in the Back Neck section of Fairfield Twp. she was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (nee Carney) Pearce, and the wife of the late Howard W. "Brings His Own Pipe" Edwards Jr. who passed away in 1985.

Elizabeth was a long time member of Berean Baptist Church in Bridgeton, and had served as the church secretary for 25 years, retiring in 1997 when her health started to fail. She and her late husband, Howard were very active members of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton and they traveled to many schools and civic organizations throughout South Jersey doing educational programs on the history and culture of Native people. Their house, and front lawn was often the meeting place for drum practice for the youth, and the singing and drumming could be heard throughout the neighborhood. Elizabeth was the oldest participating dancer at many tribal Powwows and gatherings until she suffered a stroke in 1997. She always opened Sunday Tribal Worship services during the Powwow with the Welcome Dance and at the age of 70 she was inducted into the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Elder Hall of Fame. She was very close to her niece, Natalie Ridgway, and traveled with her throughout the Southwest, Canada, and Nashville, Tennessee, she also worked in Natalie's shop Natalie's Turquoise Treasures until its closing in 2007. This was a job she adored because of her love of Indian Jewelry, as she was often seen wearing it even in her pajamas. Elizabeth and Howard were also former members of the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club and she loved riding her 45 Harley, she and her husband both participated in many races, scrambles and poker runs in their day. They passed thier love of motorcycles on to thier son Howard W. "Rides With The Eagle" Edwards III as he also rides a Harley. They also loved to travel and see the world, they were blessed to see Europe on a trip together and Elizabeth had also traveled to Israel with the church. She lived a fulfilling life that could only be summed up by a country song that says "If life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long".

Elizabeth is survived by her loving son and daughter in law whom she went to live with when her health began to fail her, Howard W. "Cholly" Edwards III and his wife Barbara of Hopewell Twp., her two sisters Eliza Coombs of Hopewell Twp., Emily Loatman of Greenwich Twp., and her brother Joseph Pearce of Cherry Hill, her one granddaughter Amber Edwards, two sister in laws Dorothy Edwards of Deerfield Twp., and Viva Waters of Cherry Hill, her travel niece Natalie Ridgway of Alloway , and several other nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased besides her husband by four sisters Ernestine Coombs, Doris Hughes, Mary Mosley, Madge Durham, and two brothers Charles Pearce, and Glendon Pearce.


Ellis W. Edwards 1901-1974
Contributed by Paul Johnson 5 Jun 2003

Ellis W. Edwards, 73, of Irving Avenue, RD 1, Millville, died suddenly Sunday while visiting his brother at the West Park Hospital, Philadelphia. Mr. Edwards was born in Bridgeton, the son of the late William H. and Harriet Cuff Edwards. He had lived at his present address 33 years and was a lifetime resident of the Bridgeton Area.

Prior to his retirement eight years ago, he was a mason by trade and had been self employed in the area 50 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Bridgeton.

Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife, Carrie E. Edwards, a brother Ernest Edwards, Philadelphia, two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Pryor and Mrs. Harriet Armour, both of Philadelphia, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Donald Lacey pastor of Assembly of God Church, Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Carll-Padgett Funeral Home, 208 East Commerce Street. Interment will be at Gouldtown Memorial Park, Gouldtown. Friends may call Wednesday evening between 7 and 9 at the funeral home.


Estella Marie Edwards 1893-1966
25 May 1966
Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003

Mrs. Estella Marie Edwards, 73, 769 East Commerce Street, died at her home Tuesday morning.

She was the widow of Howard W. Edwards. Born in Fairfield Township, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marietta Pierce.

Mrs. Edwards was a member of Trinity A.M.E. Church of Gouldtown and a former member of the Young People’s Progressive Club.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Viva Waters of Moorestown, Mrs. Marion Banks and Mrs. Ethel Jackson, both of Bridgeton; three sons, Howard and Rodney Edwards of Bridgeton, and John Edwards of Cheyney, Pa.; two sisters, Miss Prudence Pierce and Mrs. Clara Wynder of Bridgeton; two brothers, Charles and Anthony Pierce of Bridgeton; one granddaughter and four grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 8pm from the Lively Funeral Home, 656 East Commerce Street, with burial in Gouldtown Memorial Park at 11am Saturday. Friends may call Friday from 7 to 8pm.


Howard W. Edwards Jr. ~1920-1985

 1.  Obituary: Howard W. Edwards Jr. (Brings His Own Pipe), 65, of 1024 E. Commerce St. died early this morning at his home. He had been under a doctors care since October 1984.

Mr. Edwards was born in Bridgeton, the son of the late Howard W. and Estella Pierce Edwards Sr. and was the husband of Elizabeth Pierce Edwards. The Edwardses had celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in September 1984. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army as first sergeant of Company D, 224th Engineer GS Regiment. He was in the North Apennines, Po Valley and Rome-Arno battles. He received the following decorations: American Defense Service Medal, American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Bronze Star, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Leb Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal.   He retired in 1983 after 10 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service.

He was a member of the Berean Baptist Temple and had served on the board of deacons for more than 20 years and had served on the Church Pulpit Committee. He also was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Center of Bridgeton and was co-tribal chairman, head of the Drum Group, and on March 17 had received his eagle feather which is the highest honor an Indian can receive. He and his wife enjoyed giving culture programs to schools and civic organizations pertaining to the Nanticoke Lenape Indian.  He was a former member of Cub Pack 25 of Fairton, where he was assistant cub scout leader. A former board member of Boy Scout Troop 99 of the Central United Methodist Church, he later became the scoutmaster for the troop. He was past president of the Colonial Riders Motor Cycle Club, a former member of the Cumberland County Fire Police and a life member of the Gouldtown Fire Company, having served 30 years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Howard W. Edwards 3rd of Bridgeton; two brothers, H. Rodney Edwards of Millville and John Edwards of Pennsylvania; and three sisters, Mrs. David (Viva) Waters of Cherry Hill, Mrs. Hugh (Marian) Banks and Ethel Jackson, both of Bridgeton.

Funeral services will be held at the Howard W. Edwards Jr. residence, 1024 E. Commerce St., on Saturday morning at 11 with the Rev. Dr. Cornelius E. Schoonejongen, pastor of the Berean Baptist Temple, and the Rev. David Laquintano, former pastor, officiating. Interment will he made in the Gouldtown Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contribution be made in Mr.
Edwards name to the Nanticoke Leni-Lenape Indian Library, 18 E. Commerce St., or to the Berean Baptist Temple Memorial Fund, Fayette and Vine streets.  Arrangements are under the  direction of the Brooks West Side Funeral Home, 181 Atlantic St.

2.  Howard W. Edwards Jr., 65, of 1024 F Commerce St., Bridgeton, N.J., on Wednesday, March 27, 1985, son of the late Howard W. and Estella (nee Pierce) Edwards Sr., husband of Elizabeth Pierce Edwards and father of Howard W. Edwards III, aged 65 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services without further notice from the Howard W. Edwards Jr. residence, 1024 E. Commerce St. Bridgeton on Saturday morning March 30 at 11 am. Interment will her made in the Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends will be received at the families residence 1 hour prior to service on Saturday. The family suggests that contributions in Mr. Edwards memory be made to the Nanticoke-Lenape Indian Library, 18 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton or the Berean Baptist Temple Memorial Fund, Fayette and Vine Street, Bridgeton.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Brooks West Side Funeral Home, 181 Atlantic St., Bridgeton.

Hugh Rodney Edwards 1924-1992
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 1 Apr 2001, who notes, “b December 6, 1924, d Feb 25, 1992, SSN # 146-14-9058, m Dec 8, 1951 in N.J.”

Hugh Rodney “Strong Oak” Edwards, 67, of 394 Irving Ave., Deerfield Township, died Tuesday morning in South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, where he was a patient two days.

The husband of Dorothy R. (Robinson) Edwards, he was born in Bridgeton and was the son of the late Howard W. and Estella (Pierce) Edwards Sr. He was a lifetime resident of Bridgeton and
and resided at the Irving Avenue address since 1955.

Mr. Edwards attended Bridgeton public schools. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the Phillipines. After being discharged, he joined the family trade of bricklaying by obtaining an apprenticeship and attending the Penn Institute School of Trade. He worked as a bricklayer for 15 years when his health began to fail and he began working for the U.S. Postal Service, where he worked for 22 years. He retired in 1985.

An active civic leader, Mr. Edwards held several offices in the Carmel Volunteer Fire Company, the Cumberland County Fire Company, the Cumberland County Fire Police and served as the Civil Defense Office of Deerfield Township. In December 1990, he was honored by Deerfield Township, the Carmel Volunteer Fire Company and the New Jersey Senate for his service and dedication to the Township of Deerfield.

He previously was a student with the former Noah Lockman Sunday School Class of the Trinity A.M.E. Church in Gouldtown and was affiliated with Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 99 at Central United Methodist Church of Bridgeton. He belonged to the Thirty Stag Gun Club, Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club, New Jersey Trotters Association, International Union of Bricklayers of America Local No. 17, American Postal Workers Union and the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of Bridgeton, where he was inducted into its Elders Hall of Fame.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Anthony “Straight Arrow” Edwards fo Carmel; two sisters, Viva Waters of Cherry Hill and Ethel Jackson of Bridgeton; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Howard Jr. and John Edwards, and a sister, Marion Banks.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday from the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., with the Rev. Canon E. Thomas Higgons of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church officiating.

Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township.

Friends will be received 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the volunteer fire or rescue squads of Carmel or Rosenhayn, or the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians Land Fund, 18 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.


John A. Edwards ~1930-1989

1. Obituary:  John A. Edwards, 58, of Glen Mills, Pa., died Wednesday in the Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pa.  Born in Bridgeton, he lived here for 18 years before moving to Glen Mills, Pa., where he resided  29 years.

A 1949 graduate of Bridgeton High School, he was a four letterman at BHS.  In 1956 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education from Temple University where he was an outstanding football player.  He also took courses at Cheyney University in Cheyney, Pa.   During the Korean War he served in the special services, playing football.

Mr. Edwards was employed by the Suburban Cable Television Co., Wallingford, Pa. and prior to that worked for the National Sugar Co., for 25 years.  He was a member of the NAACP and a former member of Thornberry A.M.E. Church, Thornberry, Pa. and Gouldtown Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Myra; three sisters, Viva Waters of Cherry Hill, and Marion Banks and Ethel Jackson, both of Bridgeton; and a brother, Rodney Edwards of Millville.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Thomas F. Wilson Funeral Home, 517 S. Orange St., Media, Pa.  Burial will be made in Mount Zion Cemetery, Collingdale, Pa.  Friends will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Edwards memory may be made to the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Center Land Fund, P.O. Box 554, Bridgeton, N.J.

2.  John A. Edwards, 59, of 35 Broomall Lane, Glen Mills, Pa., on Wednesday, Jan 18, 1989. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Thomas F. Wilson Funeral Home, 517 S. Orange St., Media, Pa.  on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m.   Interment at Mount Zion Cemetery, Collingdale, Pa.  Friends may call 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home  on Saturday, Jan. 21. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Center, P.O. Box 554, Bridgeton, N.J.  Earmark for Land Fund.


Phyllis L. Wright Edwards ~1936-2009
14 Sep 2009

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Cheryl Edwards Clements (James), 2 sons Donald Jr. and Ronald Edwards, 6 grandchildren Aja, Brandon, Sherron, Courtney, Tavia, Scottie, one great grandson Adryan, 2 brothers William A. and Robert L. Wright, Sr., one sister Elaine Wright and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 11 at St. Matthews Methodist Church, Derousse Ave., Pennsaukenat 10 am, viewing from 9-10am. Entombment Lakeview Mausoleum. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MAY FUNERAL HOMES, Camden, Pennsauken, Willingboro and VVineland.


Margaret Johnson Ellis ~1932-2007
1 Dec 2007.

Margaret Ellis, 75, of Bridgeton, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Cumberland Manor Nursing Center. Born to the late Levi and Carrie (Taylor) Johnson, she was a homemaker, that enjoyed spending time with others.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memories, three sons, Billy, Herman, and Kellop Jr. (Viola Elizabeth) Sanderson; two daughters, Olivia J. (Allen) Harrison, and Virginia Saunders (Mack); one sister, Alice Sanderson; and a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Monday, Dec. 3, at the , INC. 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, at 11 a.m., where friends may view one hour prior to services. Rev. Hyram Adams will be eulogizing. Interment will be private. Written condolences and expressions can be sent to the family through the funeral homes Web site at Services are entrusted to , INC. Bridgeton & Salem, N.J.


LuAnn Pierce Echevarria1965-2012 

LuAnn Pierce Echevarria, 46 of Millville, passed away early Monday morning April 30, 2012 at home in Millville, NJ, under SJH Hospice care, surrounded by her family. She had been seriously ill since December.  Born in Bridgeton on Jul. 7, 1965, she was the daughter of Luther S. and Ivanette I. (nee Mosley) Pierce, and the wife of Edwin Echevarria. LuAnn and her husband Ed, have been residents of the Millville area for the past 22 years. 

LuAnn grew up in Deerfield Twp. and was a graduate of the Cumberland Regional High School Class of 1983. After high school she attended and graduated from Cumberland County College in 1988 as a Registered Nurse. She then pursued her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Delaware graduating in 2003, and her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2011, where she excelled in her studies and was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. LuAnn worked for South Jersey Healthcare for the past 25 years, starting in 1987 in the former Millville Hospital, Oncology Dept. and was currently the Director of Children's Behavioral Health Services.  LuAnn and her family were devoted members of the Bridgeton Assembly of God Church, where she worked diligently with the Girls Group Missionettes for the past 19 years. She and her husband were also instrumental in starting the Spanish Congregation in the church. LuAnn was also a proud member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton. She was a dedicated worker, a loving wife and mother, and a wonderful daughter, whose smile will be missed by all.   

Surviving her besides her husband Edwin of 25 years, are her parents, Luther S. Jr. and Ivanette I. Pierce, her mother in law Dionisia Echevarria, her two children, Dionisia Echevarria and Antonio Echevarria both at home, her sister Cathy Zehrung and her husband David of Silverton, Oregon, and her brother Luther S. Pierce III and his wife Dawn of Deerfield Twp, a niece Danielle Zehrung, and nephew Luther Pierce IIII and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and various relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, May 4, 2012 & Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Township;  funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 followed by interment in the Fordville Memorial Park Cemetery


Harriett Morgan Everett 1938-2012 

Harriett Morgan Everett, 74, known to family and friends as sister, of Magnolia passed away Friday March 30, 2012 of pancreatic cancer at Kent General Hospital. She was born January 11, 1938 in Dover, Delaware to the late Harry N. Morgan, Sr. and Frances L. Wilson Morgan. 

Sister worked at ILC in Frederica for many years. She had also worked at Fletcher’s Bakery in Dover, Goodwill for 9 years while living in GA as well as housekeeping. She enjoyed gardening, country music and dancing. Her greatest hobby was collecting all kinds of bears. Sister was a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge, the Modern Maturity Center in Dover and Trinity Wesleyan Church in Dover. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Mae Conley, twin brother Harry N. Morgan, Jr., niece, Bonnie Isaacs, and nephew Ronald G. Coker.  She is survived by step mother, Henrietta Morgan of Cheswold; sons, Donald Coker, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Cheswold, Michael Coker of Houston, DE; daughters, Lisa Quillen of Felton and Meghan Trimmer of Dover; sister, Myrtle Coker and her husband Walter of Cheswold; grandchildren, Travis and Anna Quillen, Makenzie Derrickson and Mason Crouch, Chelsea Coker, Leslie Newman, Stevie and Lexi Coker; great grandchildren, Desitany and Isaiah Newman; brother in law, David Conley of Dover; friend and companion, Ted Toro of Magnolia; dear friend of the family, Missie Mohr and family; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 

Funeral services will be held12 p.m. Wednesday April 4, 2012 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call from 10 to 12.


Lawrence Dean Faulkner 1924-1985

Obituary (from funeral program): Larry "Long Tall Lean" Dean was considered "The Dean" among the pioneers of Black Radio. He was loved and respected throughout this nation. On Wednesday evening, December 11, 1985, he closed his eyes at Provident Hospital in Baltimore.

Lawrence Dean Faulkner was born in Society Hill, South Carolina on February 22, 1924, the only son of James Durham and Theresa (Dean) Faulkner. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware where Larry finished Howard High School in 1942. He also lived with his family in Long Island, New York. A true pioneer, Larry was among the first blacks to be accepted into the Marine Corps in World War II.

Upon his Honorable discharge in 1946, Larry entered Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, majoring in English. He became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity while at Fisk. He graduated in 1951 and received his first job in radio with station WERD in Atlanta, Georgia.

With the experience gained at WERD, he was highly sought after and climbed the radio corporate and broadcasting ladder in numerous cities, arriving in Baltimore in the sixties at station WITH.

Larry went on to pioneer at station WWIN. He then began work at station WEBB in Baltimore as Station Manager. Then in 1972, he and friend Eddie Castleberry headed over to Washington, D.C., where they became the first Blacks to work and start a Black Mutual Network, which spanned America and the Caribbean Islands.

In July of 1977, Larry joined the Morgan State University station WEAA as its News Director, a position he held until his death. His final broadcast was aired on December 6th.

Surviving are his wife of seventeen years, Greer Simms Faulkner; sister Alma Collins; four daughters, Theresa Faulkner Hailey, Kimberly F. Baker, Donna Faulkner and Sharon Wilson; five grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.


Theresa A. Dean Faulkner 1893-1979

 Theresa A. Faulkner, 86, of 2700 Market St., died on Tuesday in the Memorial Division after a long illness. Mrs. Faulkner was active on several committees at Ezion Mount Carmel Methodist Church in Wilmington for more than 50 years. Her husband, James D., died in 1935. She is survived by a son, Lawrence Dean Faulkner of Baltimore, a daughter Alma Faulkner Collins of Wilmington, a brother Calvin B. Dean of Philadelphia, a sister, Gladys D. Hilton of Oxford, Pa., nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Wilmington Morning News, 28 Sep 1979.



Berlinda Ferdinad ~1999-2001

Berlinda Ferdinad of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 22 months old.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline Quintina Wright. She is survived by her father, Bertony Ferdinad; her grandfather, William Wright; and her aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro. Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.


Bertony Ferdinad Jr. ~2000-2001

Bertony Ferdinad Jr. of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in his home. He was 11 months old.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline Quintina Wright. He is survived by his father, Bertony Ferdinad; his grandfather, William Wright; and his aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro. Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Sally A. Durham Ferguson ~1942-1989
13 Oct 1989. Contributed by Joseph A. Romeo
[Note: Sally A. (Durham) Ferguson was the daughter of Elisha Addison and Mary (Harmon) Durham.]

Sally A. Ferguson, 47, died Wednesday in University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Springfield, Mrs. Ferguson lived in the community all of her life. She had been employed as an X-ray technician at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Taylor Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Ferguson, at home; her mother, Mary Durham of Springfield; two sons, Lawrence and Douglas Ferguson, both at home, and a daughter, Allisa Ferguson, at home; four brothers, William Durham, James Durham and John Durham, all of Springfield, and Elisha Durham in California; six sisters, Rose Moseley of Aston, Elizabeth Jennifer, Joan Derry, Barbara Finley and Elsie Thompson, all of Springfield, and Martha Martin of Ohio.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the William H. Harris Funeral Home, 2512 W. 2nd St., Chester, where there will be calling hours from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Rolling Green Cemetery, West Chester. The family will assemble at 243 Maple Ave., Springfield.


Theresa L. Durham Fischbach 1920-1997
Birth: Nov. 14, 1920; Death: Jun. 15, 1997
Contributed by Debbie Pierce via John C. Carter

On June 15, 1997. Theresa L. Durham Fischbach of Cherry hill, NJ. Age 76 years. Beloved wife of Carl. Also a son Carl Jr. of Egg Harbor, two daughters Barbara Barry of Williamstown and Denise Paoloca of Cherry Hill. Also six brothers and sisters Jack Durham of Marlton, Robert Durham, Joseph Durham, Evelyn Clements, Doris Boone and Betty Ingersoll all of Fla. Also three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services Thursday, 11 AM, from the Knight Funeral Home, 14 Rich Ave., Berlin, where friends may call after 9 AM for viewing. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. No Wednesday evening viewing.


Carolece Elenora "Carrie" Harmon Fisher  1929-2010
24 Jul 2010

Carolece "Carrie" Elenora Harmon Fisher, 81, went home to be with the Lord on July 19, 2010. She passed away at her home surrounded by family, after having failing health for the last couple of years. Born in Pennsylvania on June 5, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Mosley) Harmon. She moved to Bridgeton with her family when she was a young girl. While in Bridgeton, she met her late husband, William "Billy" Fisher. Together they moved to Vineland where Carolece continued to reside the rest of her life.

Carolece was a teacher in Maurice River Township, Fairfield Township and the Vineland Public Schools. After leaving teaching, she worked for Teleprompter Cable for several years. She then went on to work for the State of New Jersey as a provider for the mentally disabled for 26 dedicated years. Carolece was a dedicated member of Mt. Pisgah Church until her health prevented her from doing so. She was also a former member of the Fordsville Methodist Church. Carolece loved her church family just as she loved her own family and enjoyed spending her free time doing church-related activities. When she wasnÕt doing church activities she spent her time being the best mom and grandma she could be.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her son, Charles Streets Sr. and wife Paula; her daughter with whom she resided, Carolece "Dolly" (Fisher) Shorter; her three grandchildren, Charles Streets Jr., Brad Streets and William Shorter and his fiance Stephanie Hall; one very special stepgreat-granddaughter, Chloe Pierce; several special children she had adopted into her heart; her two sisters-in-law, Jessie Harmon, and Margarite Harmon; and several special nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers, William and Charles Harmon, and her sister, Thelma (Harmon) Lively.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at noon at the Mt. Pisgah Church, 315 W. Plum St., Vineland. Burial will follow at Gouldtown Cemetery. Friends will be received Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the church. Arrangements are by DeMarco-Luisi Funeal Home, 1019 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. Condolences may be sent to


Donald R. Fisher Sr. 1933-1999

1. Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 19 May 2000, who notes, “Donald’s 1st wife was Alice Thompson, dau of Jeremiah Thompson. Mary, second wife was first m to James Johnson, son of James & Sarah Reba Pritchett Johnson. Donald son of Irving & Helen Gould Fisher.”

FISHER of Quinton Township, N.J. on Saturday, June 12, 1999. Donald R. Fisher Sr., husband of Mary Pierce Fisher, father of Donald R. Fisher Jr., stepfather of Douglas J. Johnson and Jacqueline Paige, brother of Irving Fisher, Marion Mosley and Marcella Harmon, aged 66 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice on Wednesday, June 16 at 11 o’clock a.m. from the Bethany Christian Church, 80 Burlington Road, Bridgeton. The interment will take place at Fernwood Memorial Park in Hopewell Township. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 o’clock at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township.

2. Contributed by Paul Johnson 15 May 2003:    14 Jun 1999. Donald R. Fisher Sr., 66, of Quinton Township died Saturday at home.

Born in Fairfield Township, son of the late Irving and Helen Gould Fisher, he lived in Quinton for the past 25 years after moving from Fairfield.

Prior to retirement four years ago he had been employed with the C. Harrell Trucking Co. in Elmer for four years, and earlier had worked for Wheaton Cartridge Company in Pennsville.

A member of Bethany Christian Church, he served as a church trustee. He was a member of the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club, and Teamsters Union Local 676, Cherry Hill.

Surviving are his wife, Mary nee Pierce; a son Donald R. Jr., of Gouldtown, Fairfield Township; a stepson, Douglas J. Johnson of Fairfield; a stepdaughter, Jacqueline Paige of Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother Irving, of Fairfield; two sisters, Marion Mosley and Marcella Harmon, both of Fairfield; a grandson; and three step-grandchildren.

The Rev. Louis Harmon will officiate at services at 11am Wednesday at the church, 80 Burlington Road, Bridgeton. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30pm Tuesday at the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township.


Dorothy E. Hughes Fisher ~1909-1996
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 5/19/2000, who notes, “d May 31, 1996.”

Dorothy E. (Hughes) Fisher, 87, of Millville died Friday afternoon at the Bridgeton Nursing Center following a brief illness. Born in Millville, she lived in the Bridgeton and Millville areas for most of her life.

Mrs. Fisher worked at Bernie’s Restaurant and Take Out in Bridgeton. She and her late husband, Frank A. Fisher, had also owned and operated Fisher’s Cafe in Carmel, Deerfield Township. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Millville.

Surviving are a son, Franklin R. Fisher of Richmond, Va.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Frank A. Fisher, she was also predeceased by two sons, William S. and Lenny N. Fisher.

Private funeral services will be conducted by the Christy Funeral Home, Millville, on Monday. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville.


Helen P. Gould Fisher 1902-1989

1.  Obituary: Helen P. Fisher, 87, of RD 7, Gould Avenue died early this morning at her home following a long period of declining health.

Born in Bridgeton, the daughter of the late Joseph and Alamida Dunn Gould, she was the wife of the late Irving Fisher Sr.  She was a lifelong area resident.  Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker and belonged to Bethany Christian Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Marion Mosley and Marcella Harmon, both of Gouldtown; two sons, Irving Fisher Jr. of Gouldtown and Donald Fisher of RD 2, Salem; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers; Austin, Herbert, Ernest and Alfred Gould and two sisters, Addie Lloyd and Christina Gould.

Services will be held at 8 p.m. Monday from Bethany Christian Church, 80 S. Burlington Road, with the Rev. Eugene Cheak, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Tuesday.   Friends will be received from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home.

2.  Death Notice:  FISHER — Of Gould Avenue, Gouldtown, N.J., on Friday, Nov. 17, 1989. Helen P. (nee Gould) Fisher, wife of the late Irving Fisher, Sr., mother of Marion Mosley, Irving Fisher, Jr., Donald Fisher and Marcella Harmon, aged 87 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Bethany Christian Church, 80 S. Burlington Road, on Monday evening, Nov. 20 at 8. The interment will be made in Gouldtown Memorial Park on Tuesday morning at 10. Friends will be received Monday evening from 7 to 8 prior to the services in the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Peterson-Ilacqua Funeral Home, 208 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton.

Irving F. Fisher 1931-2012
25 Feb 2012 

Irving F. Fisher, age 80, of Fairfield Twp. went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, February 23, 2012. His death was sudden and unexpected.

He resided in Bridgeton, NJ. Born in Fairfield Twp. on July 22, 1931 to the late Irving and Helen (nee Gould) Fisher, he was the beloved husband of Flora (nee Thompson) Fisher. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher celebrated 60 years of marriage on December 22, 2011.

Irv was employed by Woodruff Coal and Oil, now Woodruff Energy for over 30 years. He worked for many years self-employed, blessing others with his trade skills. He was one of the founders and a lifetime member of the Colonial Riders Motorcycle Club, and a member of Bethany Christian Church in Bridgeton.

In addition to his wife Flora, Irving is survived by a son Herbert I. Fisher (Darlene) of Newfield, NJ, Linda F. Pierce (Mark), Russell J. Fisher Sr. (Madeline), and Cathy E. Carney (Charles) all of Fairfield Twp., his grandchildren Charles Carney Jr., Christopher Carney of Fairfield Twp., Jaime Walker of Virginia, Megan Simmons of Delaware, Brittany Fisher, Russell Fisher Jr., and Aaron Pierce all of Fairfield Twp., Mark Pierce and Kristy Pierce of Pittsburgh, PA. 4 great grandchildren, two sisters; Marian Mosley and Marcella Rae Harmon (Rev. Louis Harmon) and many brothers and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.He was predeceased by his brother Donald Fisher Sr.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll's Corner, Upper Deerfield Twp. Friends may visit Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 & Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Services will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 followed by burial at Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at



Rev. Russell J. Fisher 1886-1986

1.  Funeral Program:  Rev. Russell J. Fisher, (April 17, 1886 - October 29, 1986) (Note -- The 1886 has been  crossed out and 1872 inserted) son of the late William and Sarah Perkins.  Fisher was born in Jones Neck, Kent  County Delaware on April 17, 1886.  He attended school in Philadelphia, Pa. and Milford, Del.  At the age of 14 he move to New Jersey, where he has spent his adult life.

In March of 1908 he was united in marriage to Almeida Pierce and fathered four children:  Rachel Rawley, Elizabeth Stewart, Irving Fisher and Frank Fisher. After her death in 1939, he married Hannah Lively, February 1941, until 1958 when she passed. In November 1964, he then married Doris Ann Garner of Elizabeth, N.J.

He joined the St. John United Methodist Church in 1912 and stayed there for 30 years and served there in many capacities and was licensed to the ministry at St. John. In 1940 he joined the John Wesley United Methodist Church, where he has served as associated minister until his death.

Rev. Fisher was self-employed most of his life as a farmer and carpenter by trade. He also worked at the Cumberland National Bank and Perkins DeWildes Nursery.

In 1948 he joined the Ionic Lodge No. 40 Prince Hall Masons Affiliate State of New Jersey where he became Past Master of the Lodge. He was Past Patron of the Ionic Chapter 15 Order of Eastern Stars and member of the Jeptha Chapter 14 Holy Royal Arch Masons of the State of New Jersey.

Rev. Fisher was predeceased by ten brothers and sisters, four children Elizabeth, Rachel, Irving and Frank, two step children, Robert and Henry Lively.

Surviving are his wife, Doris, and adopted daughter, Monica Fisher, two daughters-in-law Helen Fisher, Bridgeton, and Dorothy Fisher, Millville. Two step-children, Eva Wynder, Bridgeton and Lewis Lively, Bridgeton. Six grandchildren Marion Mosley, Marcella Harmon, Irving Fisher of Bridgeton, Donald Fisher, Salem, Frank Fisher, Richmond, Va., Leonard Fisher, Philadelphia, Pa. Three close step-grandchildren Arthur and George Wynder of Bridgeton, Little Becky Lively Lewi of Annapolis, Maryland, and many other step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Interment: Gouldtown Cemetery, Gouldtown, N.J.  PALLBEARERS:  Brothers of Ionic Lodge No. 40 Arrangements by LIVELY FUNERAL HOMES, 656 E Commerce Street, Bridgeton, N.J.  SERVICES:  Sunday, November 2, 1986 • 4 p.m..,  John Wesley United Methodist Church, South Avenue, Bridgeton, N.J.   Rev. Matthew Brown, Pastor.


Dennis J. Fisler ~1951-2000
Contributed by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg 5/31/00, who notes, “Dennis died May 24, 2000. I printed this Obit May 29th.”

Dennis J. Fisler, 49, of Millville died Wednesday at home after an extended illness. Born in Woodbury, he was a Millville resident for 13 years.

Mr. Fisler graduated from Clearview Regional High and Athens State College in Alabama. He was employed as a teacher at Lakeside Middle School, where he taught sixth and seventh grade art. Mr. Fisler previously taught at Rieck Avenue and Bacon schools. He enjoyed working with student council members and service art students.

Mr. Fisler was an active member of the 1st Assembly of God Church, where he was an usher and a member of the choir. He was a member of the NJEA,MEA,CCEA, and NJAEA. Mr. Fisler was an avid coin collector and enjoyed spending time with family and attending Phillies games.

Surviving are his wife, Jill, of Millville; a daughter Hilary Jane at home; his father, Joseph Sheppard Fisler of Whiting; a sister, Deborah Mongiardo of Mt. Holly; four nephews, and a niece.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Barbetti Funeral Home, 2104 E. Main Street, Millville. Viewing will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to 1st Assembly of God, 1700 Wheaton Ave., Millville, 08332. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedarville


Wythena Muntz Fleming
Aug 22, 2013

Wythena Marie "Wy" Muntz Fleming, of Glassboro, N.J., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. She was born Feb. 13, 1962, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, to the late Elaine Coker Muntz and Charles "Butch" Muntz.

Wythena was blessed by her grandfather, the Rev. Roland Coker at First Baptist Church of Cheswold. Wythena graduated from Kingsway Regional High School in Swedesboro, N.J. in 1980. She was an operator at the Exxon Mobil Lube Plant in Paulsboro, N.J. for 22 years. Her passions in life were caring for her family, gardening, cooking, genealogy, painting, reading, traveling and trips to New York City and camping. She was also very patriotic.

Wythena was united in marriage in 1993 to Steven Richard Fleming. She was predeceased by her mother, Elaine Coker Muntz; and grandparents, the Rev. Roland Coker and Hazella Coker. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Steven Fleming of Glassboro, N.J.; father, Charles (Debbie) Muntz of Newark; daughter, Brittany (Michael) Durocher of New Castle; son, Dakota Richard Fleming of Glassboro, N.J.; step-children, Justin (Jeanette) Fleming of Pitman, N.J., and Jenna (Matthew) Fleming of Pitman; grandchildren, Matthew, Madison, Zoe and Elaina; sisters, Valerie (Thomas) Matteo of Swedesboro, N.J., and Jennifer (Rondie) Robinson of Abingdon, Md.; brothers, William (Kendra) Muntz of Swedesboro, Christopher (Kara) Muntz of New Castle, and Robert Muntz of Rehoboth Beach; sister, Amanda Muntz of New Castle; aunt, Arlena "Pinky" Coker of Cheswold; uncle, Roland (Shannon) Coker of Virginia Beach, Va.; loving "Crazy Aunt Wy"; her nephew and nieces, Dominic, Kristina and Elaina; also survived by her loyal dog "Baby". She was loved my many cousins, coworkers and friends.

Friends may greet the family Friday, Aug. 23, 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 to 11 a.m. in the Kelley Funeral Home, 125 Pitman Ave, Pitman. Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Immanuel Union United Methodist Cemetery, Cheswold. Contributions may be made to Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Dr., Clayton, N.J. 08312.



Audrey Yvonne Fletcher ~1955-1998

Audrey Yvonne Fletcher died of cancer Wednesday, July 8, 1998, in her home. She was 43. Mrs. Fletcher graduated from Dover High School in 1972. A lifelong resident of Kent County, she resided in Northridge, on Garrisons Lake since 1989. She and her husband, Rodney, married and started the development of Northridge in the same year, 1986.

She worked for the Corporation Department for the State of Delaware where she developed many lifelong friendships. In early 1983, she was one of the first two couriers to be stationed by Federal Express in Dover. She continued in that capacity until cancer forced her to stop working in early 1988. To this day, people would recognize her and come up to her to say, I remember you - you're the Federal Express girl.

Since the onset of her disability, she has focused her support to her husband in the ongoing process of developing Northridge. Her interest centered around her home and family. She loved flowers and collecting things she could use in decorating her home. Lately, she had joined in the national craze of collecting Beanie Babies with her two daughters. Her husband said her motto was ''a woman's place is in the mall.'' She was also a country music fan and would go to the fan fairs held annually in Nashville.

Her greatest contribution to society are her two daughters, Nicole, 20, and Hayley, 8. In addition to them, she is survived by her husband, Rodney; her mother, Phyllis Ford of Dover; a sister, Kathy Tatman of Hartly; her paternal grandmother, Bertha Ford of Dover and her maternal grandmother, Lucy Carney of Dover.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 22-24 East Mt. Vernon St., Smyrna, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to her memorial fund at Asbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 330, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Arrangements are by Faries Funeral Directors, Inc., Smyrna.

Christy Lynn Durham Flora 1973-2001

Christy Lynn Durham Flora, of Hartly died Sunday, October 28, 2001 in University of Pennsylvania Hospital after a long illness. She was 28 years old. Mrs. Flora was born January 10, 1973 to William K. Durham of Marydel and Josephine Corona of New Castle.

Mrs. Flora graduated from Caesar Rodney in 1991 with honors and Del Tech with honors with an associate's degree in Accounting. She received an award for the Honor Society in both High School and College. She also received the Courage Award from Delaware's ffirst semi-pro team ''Dover Pride''. Mrs. Flora also belonged to a sorority group in college. She was an advocate for the Donor and Transplant Awareness group. Mrs. Flora was a very active hard working church member of The Calvary Assembly of God church of Dover and most recently The Christian Life Center in Dover. She was a very giving person and loved all who were around her.

Mrs. Flora was survived by her husband Brad Flora and; her son Zachary Ryan Durham. three brothers; Drisco and his wife Jen Durham of Hartly, Baron Durham of Marydel and Raymond Durham of Marydel, also survived her. Her grandmother Rhoda Durham of Dover; paternal grandfather William K. Gould and his wife Cele Bridgeton also survive her. She is also survived by her stepmother Roberta Durham, a step sister Stephanie Trask and four step children; Joshua, Caleb, Kristyn and Joel Flora, all of Hartly. She is survived by a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 1, 2001 at 11AM at the Calvary Assembly of God Church at Route 10, Dover. Friends and family may call Wednesday night from 6-9 at Torbert Funeral Chapel at 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901. Interment will be in Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made out to Torbert Funeral Chapel in care of Christian Life Center at 665 South Old Mill Road, Dover, DE 19901, to help defray the cost of the funeral. Letters of Condolences may be sent to:

Michael B. "Mike" Forist 1948-2000
1 January 2000

Michael B. "Mike" Forist, 51, of Orleans, passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at home. He was born Sept. 23, 1948, in Ionia to George and Anna Houseman Forist.

Mike was a corrections officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections and was a member of the Belding Bible Church.

On May 17, 1972, in Las Vegas, he married Laura Jones and she survives, along with their children, Michelle and Duane Spicer, Michalean and Michael McGraw, all of Ionia, Michael B. Forist II, Machel Jones, both of Orleans, Donna Jo Forist, Bridget Forist and Bradley Michael Forist, all of Ionia, Matthew Brandon Forist of Orleans, and one step-daughter, Lois Jones of Belding. Mike is also survived by four grandchildren, six brothers and one sister, Bud, Jerry, George, Jim, Don, Joe and Edith. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Howard Forist.

Funeral and committal services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding, with Pastor Kenneth Martin officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memory Gardens. Visitation was on Monday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Hazel C. Jackson Ford ~1927-2010

Hazel C. Jackson Ford, 84, of Bridgeton passed away suddenly at Christiana Hospital in Delaware late Wednesday evening November 3, 2010. Mrs. Ford was born in Alloway and was the daughter of the late Ira and Winifred (nee Clark) Jackson.

The wife of John J. Ford, they had been married for the last 36 years. She was a lifelong resident of the Bridgeton area. For nearly 20 years she was employed by the former MC Schrank Company in Bridgeton as a sewing machine operator until retiring on a medical disability. Mrs. Ford was active with the Salvation Army in Bridgeton. She was a longtime member and volunteer and was a Sgt. Major in the Salvation Army Corps. During her time with the Salvation Army she organized and cooked for the annual spaghetti dinner. Her special recipe for spaghetti sauce was a secret and has never been duplicated. In addition, Mrs. Ford was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Meade-Woodward Post #1795 VFW in Bridgeton. She also enjoyed flower arranging and sewing as hobbies.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Hazel W. Clark of New Castle, DE, two grandchildren, Susan Jane Clark and her finance Kenneth Cabell and Billy Jo Clark and her companion of Debbie Streeter all of New Castle, six great grandchildren, Justin M. Clark, Heather Clark, Billy Clark, Ashley Clark, Kate Terranova and Joseph Harrington, 3 great great grandchildren, one sister, Lucy Dean and her husband Ralph Dean of Hopewell Twp. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Horace R. Clark Sr., nine brothers and sisters and a grandson, Horace R. Clark Jr., but is survived by his companion, Elaine Harrington.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mrs. Ford's funeral at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton on Tuesday afternoon November 9th at 2 o'clock.Mr. & Mrs. Ford's nephew, William Ford and Major Thomas Pierce from the Bridgeton Salvation Army will share in officiating at the funeral service. The burial will take place at Laurel Lawn Cemetery in Upper Deerfield Township. Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon from 1 until 2. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bridgeton Salvation Army, 29 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302.


Beverly Ann Forman ~1943-2002
16 Oct 2002

Beverly Ann Forman, 57, of Bridgeton, died Monday evening in South Jersey Hospital System-Bridgeton Division, where she had been a patient for 3 days. She had been in failing health for the past year. Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of the late George W. Forman, Sr. and Jennie Mae Spencer Forman. She had been a lifetime resident of Bridgeton.

She had employed at Cumberland Manor for the past 10 years and prior to that had worked at the Vineland Training School for several years.

Survivors include: four daughter, Jennifer Ann Forman, Bridgeton, Velvet S. Pierce, Philadelphia, Pa., Lois Pierce, Bridgeton and Latasha D. Stevenson, Bridgeton; three sons, Donald O. Pierce, Jr., Bridgeton, Zack J. Douglas, Millville and Dennis W. Stevenson, Jr., Bridgeton; four sisters, Frances Smith, Elaine Stubbs and Carol Forman, all of Bridgeton and Irma Forman, Vineland; one brother, Elwood Forman, Richmond, Va.; twenty one grandchildren, including Jack Pierce of Philadelphia and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Pierce.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 19, at 2:00 O'clock in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Friends will be received Saturday afternoon one hour prior to the services.

Helen R. Forst ~1911-1999

Helen R. Forst of Georgetown died Saturday, June 12, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 88.
Mrs. Forst was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late William E. and Annie Bailey.

She was a homemaker.  She enjoyed reading, embroidery, gardening and her family. Mrs. Forst was a former member of Sandhill U.M. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer G. Forst, in 1982.  She is survived by a son, Joseph F. Forst of Georgetown; a daughter, with whom she lived, Mabel M. Sammons of Georgetown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

Lester William Fountain Jr.~1956-2009
27 Oct 2009

Lester William Fountain Jr., died Thursday, October 22, 2009, in Christiana Hospital. He was 53. Mr. Fountain was born in Milford, the son of the late Lester William Fountain Sr. and Edna (Tribbett) Fountain.

He worked for 14 years making donuts at the Hi-Grade in Harrington. He then went to work at Taylor & Messick, where he worked for several years. He was a member of the East Coast Truckers and enjoyed fishing and crabbing. He also enjoyed having a barbecue for his friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Fountain; his maternal grandparents, Isaac and Hazel Tribbett; his paternal grandmother, Pauline Fountain Mosley; and an uncle, Elwood Fountain. He is survived by his brother, Kenneth Tribbett and his wife Theresa of Wilmington; two aunts, Marie Davis and Evelyn Fountain, both of Harrington; a niece, Tesnashaye Fountain of Dover; a special cousin, Jerry Maurice Fountain of Harrington; a host of cousins; and his extended family, Jimmy and Linda Messick and their family.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009, at St. Paul's A.M.E. Church, 103 West Mispillion St., Harrington, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Burial will be in Williamsville Cemetery, Harrington. Arrangements by McKnatt, Carpenter & Baker Funeral Home, Harrington.

Anna J. Mosley Wilson Fraim 1901-1978

Anna Jeanette Fraim, 77, of near Dover, died May 12 in Germany after an apparent heart attack. She was visiting her daughter.

Mrs. Fraim is survived by her husband, Norman B. Fraim; a daughter Anna J. Strickland of Rhine Mainz Air Force Base, Germany; two sisters, Beulah M. Smith of Wayne, Pa., and Mary Reed of Dover; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be Saturday afternoon at 2 at the Immanuel United Methodist Church, Cheswold, where friends may call one hour earlier. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Patricia E. Gould-France ~1956-2006
4 Jan 2006

Patricia E. Gould-France, 50, of Bridgeton, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 in the South Jersey Healthcare-Regional Medical Center, Vineland. Patricia was born in Bridgeton and was the daughter of Iona Durham Gould of Upper Deerfield Township and the late Minous R. Gould. She had lived in the Ocean City, Millville areas before residing in Bridgeton.

Before becoming disabled Patricia had been employed as an assistant supervisor with Prudential Insurance Co., where she had worked for 20 years. After being disabled she had worked for Easter Seals in Millville. She was a member of the Bridgeton Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Besides her mother, survivors include: one brother, Raymond W. Gould, Tacoma Park, Md. and several aunts, uncles cousins and friends and her church family.

Rev. Caesar Sprianu will conduct funeral services in the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Monday, Jan. 9 at noon. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning between 10:00 and 12:00. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Easter Seals, Millville, N.J. Written condolences may be sent to the family at


Harry M. Francisco  1946-2003

Harry M. Francisco of Clayton died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital,Dover. He was 57. Mr. Francisco was born May 9, 1946, in New Castle, son of the late Melvin and Evelyn (Engram) Francisco.

He worked for Bylers Store on Rose Valley School Road in Dover as a store clerk for five years. In his spare time, Mr. Francisco enjoyed cars, music, and laughing with people.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Francisco of Clayton; a son, Joseph F. Francisco of Clayton; four daughters, Denise Kinsey of Clayton, Angla Hoiser of Newark, Amy Francisco ofWilmington and Elizabeth Pritechett of Clayton; a sister, Dorothy Rowe of Clayton; and a grandchild, Tyler Kinsey.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in Trader Funeral Home,Dover. Remembrance services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Immanuel United Methodist Church Yard, Cheswold.

Dennis L. Frazier 1953-2011 

Dennis L. Frazier, 58, of Dover, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 in Bloomsburg, Pa. He was born on March 30, 1953 in Wilmington, to Virgil and Ruth Sweetman Frazier, Jr.  

Dennis was a truck driver for over 35 years and was working with Glenn Moore Trucking Co. out of Carlisle, Pa.  He enjoyed NASCAR and being with his family. He loved his dog "Smoke."  

He is preceded in death by his father, Virgil R. Frazier, Jr.   He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Donna L. Durham Frazier of Dover; son and his wife, Jonathan N. and Christa Frazier of Dover; daughter and her husband, Sara and Jonathan Absher of Seaford; daughter, Melanie Frazier and her long time companion Jack K. Fetterolf of Dover; mother, Ruth Sweetman Frazier of Dover; brother and his wife, Virgil R. and Glenys Frazier, III of Spring Branch, Texas; sister and her husband , Marilyn and Paul Church of Dover; and granddaughter, Sophia J. Frazer.  

Remembrance Services will be held Wed. 10/19/2011 at 11 a.m. at Trader Funeral Home in Dover. Burial will be at the Sharon Hill Memorial Park Dover. Friends may call Tue sday 10/18/2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Trader Funeral Home in Dover. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to a favorite charity. Letters of condolences may be sent to or


Janice Pierce Frazier ~1918-1992
(Written note: June 12, 1992)

1. Obituary: Janice Pierce Frazier, 74, of Bridgeton, died Friday evening at the South Jersey Hospital System--Bridgeton Division after a lengthy illness.  She was the daughter of late Arshield and Alta Pierce, and was the wife of the late Thos. Charles (Frazier -- was omitted from the obit).

Mrs. Frazier attended Bridgeton public schools and was a member of King Memorial Church of Bridgeton and a former member of the Trinity A.M.E. Church in Gouldtown.  She is survived by five sons,  Bernard of Brotmanville, Harvey of Washington D.C., and Daniel, Lester and Augustus of Bridgeton; a daughter,  Alta Lloyd of Bridgeton; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.   She was predeceased by a son, Thomas C.; a daughter, Louise Frazier, and a granddaughter,  India J. Frazier.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday from the John Wesley Methodist Church, Baltimore Avenue, Bridgeton.  Interment will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park, Fairfield Township.  Friends may call one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Wesley's Funeral Home of Bridgeton.  

2.  Death Notice:  FRAZIER -- Of 592 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, N.J., on Friday June 12, 1992.  Janice, wife of the late Thomas Frazier, mother of Bernard, Alta Lloyd Frazier, Harvey, Daniel, Lester and Augasta (sic)Frazier, aged 74 years.

Relatives and. friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the John Wesley United Methodist Church, Baltimore Ave. on Thursday, June 18th at 11 a.m.  Interment at Gouldtown Memorial Park.  Friends may call one hour prior to the services.  Arrangements under the direction of the Wesley’s Funeral Home, 17 S. Burlington Rd.

Viola Mae Frazier ~1926-2001

Viola Mae Frazier of Rehoboth Beach died Friday, March 2, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 75. Mrs. Frazier was born in Harbeson, the daughter of the late Otis and Sarah Burton Harmon.

She was associated with the Jehovah's Witnesses Georgetown Congregation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Leroy Frazier, in 1959.

She is survived by six sons, Elton Leroy Frazier, Earl Frazier, Rodney Frazier and James Frazier, all of Rehoboth Beach, Nathaniel Frazier of Bridgeville and Isaac Frazier of Lewes; six daughters, Barbara Frazier, Laurette Janice Frazier, and Patricia Frazier, all of Rehoboth Beach, Bernedette Frazier of Lewes, Lutricia Holmes of Millsboro and Siretta Y. Jarmon of Frankford; four brothers, James W. Harmon and Morris E. Harmon, both Ellendale, Otis Harmon Jr. of Lewes and Albert Burton of St. Albans, N.J.; five sisters, Bernice Johnson and Flossie Greene of Ellendale, Iona Highland of Silver Spring, Md., Annie Payne of Milford and Nora Steele of Freehold, N.J.; 30 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may two hours prior to the service.  Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Millsboro.


Michael Freeland 1927-2007
Contributed by Ernest Street 9 Aug 2007

Michael Freeland was born on June 28, 1927, in York, Pennsylvania to John and Ada Rose Freeland. He was the fifth of John and Ada Rose's twelve children. He was educated in the York Catholic School System.

In 1944, Michael enlisted in the United States Army where he trained to become a paratrooper. He suffered a career ending injury during maneuvers and was honorably discharged. Michael then returned to York where under the guidance of a family friend, Mr. Houck, he mastered the trade of roofing. He later left York and headed east, settling in Philadelphia and taking a job with the Budd Corporation. After sometime, Michael decided to go into the roofing business for himself. The young entrepreneur was very successful and later became one of the top roofers in the area.

Michael was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He was a member of several different organizations in the United States and Canada and participated in both road and drag racing. He became quite an accomplished rider, winning several awards and trophies.

In the summer of 1959, at his initiation into the Cobra motorcycle club, Michael met Dora street. Soon after, the two moved to Noble Street in West Philadelphia, where they raised seven beautiful children: <Dora>= (Adrienne, Ernest, Andre) >Dora and Michael<= (Damon, Ruth, Eric, Doralyn).

For thirty years, Michael and Dora enjoyed riding motorcycles up and down the east coast. The couple also enjoyed weekend trips to New Jersey where they fished and frequented casinos.

In the early nineties, Michael "took it easy", though never formally retiring from the roofing business. Illness and the elements had taken their toll. He has assumed a new career as the "Mayor of Noble Street". he sat on the porch or in his car vigilantly monitoring the daily comings and goings and ensuring that the neighborhood was safe and clean.

Michael's health took a turn for the worse in April. For three months, he held on, fighting an unrelenting battle with multiple illnesses. Quietly on Thursday, August 2, 2007, with his family at his bedside, God called his servant, Michael home.

in addition to his children, Michael leaves to mourn: his spouse, Dora; four sisters, Miriam, veronica, Cecilia and Rosemary; three brothers, Vincent, Frank and Steven; eight grandchildren, Gentra, Erica, Damon, Morgan, Jalyan, Jordan, Ethan and Madison, <(Janelle, Dora and Jennifer)>; twelve great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Lovingly Submitted,
Ernest Street/The Family

Condolences can be addressed to;

Dora (Lilac Blossom) Street
6105 Noble Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19151
( 215-476-7731 )


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"The History and Genealogy of the
Native American Isolate Communities
of Kent County, Delaware, and
Surrounding Areas on the Delmarva Peninsula
and Southern New Jersey"

Copyright 1997-

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