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30 FRIDAY. APRIL 6- MONDAY. APRIL 9, 2012 NEWS Cape Gazette Obituaries Continued from paga 28 Mitchell in 2003. He is survived by his two sisters: Beverly J. Lay- ton' anti her husband James E., and Wanda L. Mitchell, all of Lewes; three nephews: William T. Mitchell Jr. and his wife Gwen of Wilmington and their chil- dren, Courtney and William III, Michael Newcomb and his wife Kathy of Milton and their chil- dren, Matthew and Morgan, and James Layton and his wife Theresa of Lewes and their son, Andrew; and ofie niece, Kelly sir- ford and her husband Jason of Mechanicsville, Md., and their son Zachery. All services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Cre- matorium, Lewes. In lieu of flowers the family re- quest memorial contributions be made to the Sussex County Can- cer Survivors Foundation, PO Box 83, Nassau, DE 19969. John E, Demmy, built fire trucks John E. Demmy, 84, of Lewes, -formerly of Ephrata, Pa., passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. His wife, the late Anna Mae Demmy, passed away Jan. 8, 2002. John was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Ernest and Sarah (Loebe) Demm He grad- uated from Ephrata High School in 1946 and then served in the U.S. Navy. He worked at John Demmy passion in life services will follow at 3 p.m. at Gravenor's. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Donations in John's memory may be made to the American Heart Association at http://do- nate.americanheart.org/ecom- merce/aha/aha index.jsp. Ola Lee Mann-Gibbs, devote Christian Ola Lee Mann-Gibbs departed this life into the peaceful and lov- ing arms of Christ Jesus our Sav- ior, Monday, April 2, 2012, at home. She was born June 4,1920, in Engelhard, N.C., the daughter of the late Jamesand Maggie Mann. She of- ten talked about how she was unable to complete her education, and because of the early death of her mother she had to help raise her sib- Ola Mann-Gibbs lifigs. She nev- er let that stop her from reading and studying her Bible. She met James W. Gibbs and they were married May 14, 1936. They later moved to Delaware with her siblings and five of their tl children. She became well known in the city of Georgetown for her love and kindness she showed to everyone. She was a mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and great-great- grandmother not only to her family, but to everyone through four generations. She worked at the former Lad- Paramount Chicken Factory for der Towers several years before her retire- Inc. in Akron,ment. Pa., building She became a Christian in her fire trucks un- earlier years. She became part of til his retire- a home church, going from ment in 1998. house to house until their church John was .was built. She cooked and spon- sored many dinners to help raise money to build the%hurch most known as a loving son, husband, fa- ther and brother. His was building re- known today as The Booker Street Church of God, of which she is a founding member. There, she was one of three missionar- mote control airplanes and boats. If John was not flying his planes with Radio Control Club members, he would be racing his six-foot Santa Barbara sailboat. He loved to fish and spent a lot of summers with his family on the waters off of Lewes. John is surviVed by a daughter, Karen Ann, wife of Paul Lewis of Lewes; two grandchildren: Andy Lewis, husband Of Kia Lewis of Oxford, Pa., and Jeffrey Lewis of Delaware; three grandchildren; and two sisters: Linda, wife of Jeff Slote of Ephrata, and Stella, wife of Phil Jacobs of Endwell, N.Y. In addition to his wife and par- eros, John was preceded in death by two sons: Michael Bruce and Brian Elliott Demmy. Friends will be received at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, from 2- 3 p.m., Saturday, April 7, Funeral ies and held the position of church Mother, helping in many other areas. She often spoke of crossing the Jordan to be with the Lord who was the source of her strength and life. Her favorite song was "I Got Something to Thank the Lord For," Which she sang every morning. Mom will be sadly missed, but we shall never forget her Sunday dinners, her words of encouragement, and her tenden- cy to make others laugh. We could never tell what she was go- ing to say until it came out of her mouth. Continued on page 32 Specializing. in.Robotic Surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer. 302,724.4935 www.baynealth,org 1-800 BayDocs Prostate, Kidney and Bladder-Cancer Care Kidney Stone Treatment i Erectile Dysfunction Urinary ncont nence Therapy i Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia .. 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