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34 FRIDAY, MARCH 2- MONDAY, MARCH 5. 2012 NEWS Cape Gazette Obituaries )) Continued from page 32 tired in 1972 as brigadier general in the Army National Guard. He was a lifelong member of Bethesda United Methodist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher and lay leader. He was civic-minded and had served on the board of directors for the Delaware Agriculture Museum, board of directors for YMCA, member bf the George- town Kiwanis Club, serving as lieutenant governor for the Capi- Florida. She was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Her hobbies included cruising, reading, cooking, casino trips, playing slots and cards. She showed her most zest for life while being a surrogate mother to granddaughter Mariah April. She will never be forgotten and is loved with all our hearts and missed daily. She donated her body to Sci- ence Care and no services will be provided. Any donations may be sent to a local hospice. Georgina Nickerson, waitress Georgina Nickerson, 56, of Lin- coln, died at home, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Mrs. Nickerson was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Lowe Lockerman; and sister, Lisa Lockerman. She was a waitress and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is sur- vived by her father, George "Les" Lockerman and wife Irene: and her companion of 30 years, Robert Shibla; three children, Steven and Jennifer Nickerson, and Stephanie Lucas; six siblings, Keith Lockerman, Donna and Su- san Ferando, Annabelle Sher- man, Claudia Peterson, and Lin- da Deliso; and seven grandchil- dren. A memorial service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 3, in the Chapelof Short Funeral Ser- vices, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Burial will be pri- vate. The family request dona tions to Delaware Hospice Cen- ter, 100 Patriots Way, Milford. DE 19963. tal District, member of the Georgetown Historical Society, with special interest in the Mar- vel Museum, for which he volun- teer.ed many hours. He traveled extensively, having visited all 50 states, as well as Europe. James never met a stranger or missed an opportunity to help others in need. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by a brother, Stanley W. Marvel. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Anna (Keene) Marvel; daughters and sons-in-law, Carole and Ted Palmer of Milton, Monta and Jack Kutchen of Salisbury, Md., atLd Melinda and Gayle Gulick of Aiken, S.C.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service wilt be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, with visitation after noon. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, George- town. In lieu of flowers, the fami- ly requests contributions be made to Bethesda United Methodist Church, 24619 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947. Joan Elizabeth White, former Beebe employee Joan Elizabeth White, 72, de- parted from this earth after a brief illness with lung cancer, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Zephyrhills, Fla., with her family by her side singing ' mazing Grace." Preceding her in death are her mother Lillian Riccardo: grand- son, Michael April; and in-laws Sandy and George Donald. She is survived by her spouse George Burt White of 37 years of Zephyrhills; sons William April and wife Carleen of Aston, Pa., and John April and wife Cookie of Ridley Park, Pa.; daughters Na- talie Sellers and husband Lionel of West Grove, Pa., and Jennifer April and husband Michael of Vancouver, Canada; a sister, He- len Maners of Florida; and 10 grandchildren. In-laws include Speight and Lila White, Herme McCrae, Bey Carpenter, and Al- ice.and Joe DiBianco. She attend- ed Chester High School. She resided in Sussex County for many decades. She worked at Beebe Medical Center as a switchboard opera- tor, CapeHenelopenSchool Dis- trict as a schoOl bus driver, the VFW as a waitress, and volun- teered at the hospice center in Your pursuit of good health is a personal journey. I But you're not on your journey alone. We're always with you. Guiding you to make the right choices. Providing help when you encounter problems a ong the way. Joyful companions when life is good. Insightful experts when the road gets rough. Because you want healthcare from people who know medicine---and know you. KENT GENERAl. MILFORD Mi~MORtAI, [ www.bayheatth.org Explore the posdbilities here.