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-1"-I- 74 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. 8 -Aug. 14, 2003 Obituaries Continued from page 73 Stephens of Norfolk, Va.; 13 grandchildren, Julie Smith, Natal- ie Donahue, Christopher Smith, Galen Miller, Tabitha Jackson, Kimberlyn Donahue, Andrea Miller, Tiffany Jackson, Garrett Miller, Ashley Jackson, Marc Miller, Tori Smith and Melody Miller; a great-grandchild, Angel Beebe; and two nieces and a nephew to whom he was close, Virginia Littleton and family of Harbeson, Geneva Peruchi of Harbeson, and Michael Wyatt and family of Georgetown; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal Street, Mil- ton, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8. Ma- sonic and Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Contributions are suggested to: Zachary's Place, 16791 Hudson Road, Milton, DE 19968, or to Coolspring Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 36, Harbeson DE 19951. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton. Keitha Ruth Webb, Wilmington homemaker Keitha Ruth Webb, 88, of Wilmington, died Thursday, July 31, 2003. Mrs. Webb was born in Pittston, Pa., the daughter of the late William and Thressa Per- schau. She was a homemaker and will be remembered by her many friends for her love of dancing, especially the polka. She is survived by her loving husband Edgar R. Webb, with whom she would have celebrated 70 years of marriage on Aug. 2; three daughters, Ruth W. Cox of Newark, Edna E. Ritter of Lewes, and Joyce Miller of Townsend; two sisters, Edith Gross and Alice Lolli, both of Pittston, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; two stepgrandchil- dren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Contributions are suggested to The Shriners Hospital for Chil- dren, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, Attn: Administration. the last 15 years. She was preceded in death by her husband William V. Lougheed; her daughter Judy; and her grandchildren Benjamin Van- dever, Hailey Marie and Saman- tha Rose, and Katie and Richard. She is survived by three daugh- ters, .Beverly Rocheleau and her husband Robert; Pat Iverson and Ann Jane Wilson; five sons, Earl and his wife Kathy, Robert and his wife Lynne, Edward and his wife Mary, John and his wife Angie and William V. Jr.; a sister, Grace Deboo; 18 grandchildren; and a niece, Donna Gallagher. Graveside services were held at Cumberland Cemetery, Media, Pa. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division. Elsie Lee Brittingham, community volunteer Elsie Lee (Stanley) Britting- ham, 88, of Belltown, near Lewes, died Friday, July 25, 2003 of com- plications of diabetes, at Bay- health-Kent General Hospital, Dover. Mrs. Brittingham was born May 30, 1915, in rural Seaford in a farmhouse that sat astride the Delaware-Maryland line. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Ethel Cannon Stanley. Her fa- ther died when she was three and her mother married Charles Blocksom. She attended Block- som Elementary School and Fred- erick Douglass High School for her junior and senior education. She did so well in highschool that she was allowed to skip two grades, thus offsetting two years of schooling she lost due to paral- ysis from improper treatment of a head wound. Concurrently, she helped her mother on the farm. He first job was working for then-Gov. McMullen. She mar- ried Charles Ernest "Britt" Brit- tingham in 1938 and they opened the Seaford Cleaners in 1939. For a number of years she was a clerk- cashier at the former Surf Dry Cleaners in Lewes. She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, Belltown, and served on its Usher Norma Jean Lougheed, retired from RBYCC Norma Jean Lougheed, 68, of Long Neck, and formerly of Claymont, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at home and surrounded by her loving family. A4vs. Loughccd was born in Ri- dley Piark, Pa. and raised in Prospect Park, Pa. She worked in the hospitality industry at Tallo Ho' Restaurant on Concord Pike for 20 years and later at the Re- hoboth Beach Country Club for Board, as a past Sunday school superintendent, a teacher, a lay leader, an advisor to the Methodist Youth Fellowship, a choir member and a church secre- tary. She was a member of Queen Elizabeth Chapter 13 of the Order of the Eastern Star; a member of the Prince Hall Affiliation since 1950; and a past grand matron of St. Matthew's Grand Chapter and Grand CCFC. She also served as president of the former William C. Jason High School Parent- Teacher Association and of the state PTA, and of the Delaware Foster Care Association. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1978; her stepfa- ther; two sons who died in infan- cy; and two stepsons, Edward in 1981 and Charles in 2000. She is survived by a daughter, Ernestine C. Brittingham, and her companion Parcell E. Holloman, both of Magnolia; a son-in-law, Edward J. Brown of Frederica; four foster daughters, Cleo Walk- er Fooks of Laurel, Violet John- son Burton of Georgetown, De- lores Walker Harris of Harrington and Christine Mann of Bridgeville; nine granddaughters and the husbands of two, Tynice and Reginald Hinton of Okla- homa City, Yvette and Willie White and Yvonne Stevens, all of eastern Virginia, Cassandra Stevens of Los Angeles, Bessie Brown and Lakisha Brown, both of southern Delaware, Bonita Tig- gs of Laurel and Tabitha Burton and Tanya Burton, both of Lewes; 25 great-grandchildren; seven great-nephews; seven great- nieces; and many great-great- nieces, great-great-nephews; cousins and friends in the United States and abroad. Services were held at John Wesley United Methodist Church, Belltown, with burial in People's Memorial Park, Midway near Rehoboth Beach. Irvin S. "Ace" Taylor, sports hall of famer Florence M. Taylor community volunteer Irvin S. "Ace" Taylor, of Cokes- bury Village in Hockessin, and formerly of Odessa and Re- hoboth, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, and his wife of 71 years, Florence, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003. Mr. Taylor was born on April 19, 1907, graduated from Wilm- ington High School, Goldey Bea- com College and the University of Delaware with a degree in me- chanical engineering. He had worked for Bancroft Mills, Ab- erdeen Proving Grounds, the DuPont Company, Cantwell In- surance Company and retired as secretary-treasurer of Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. in Wilm- ington. Mr. Taylor was a sports enthusi- ast. He enjoyed bowling and golf. He won I 1 varsity letters at the University of Delaware and was captain of the 1929 football team. He was elected into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame and the Uni- Continued on page 74 Nails