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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 11 Obituaries )) Continued from page 10 Terry E. Valentine of Harrington; brother Levi S. Valentine and his girlfriend Katelyn whom Bethany adored, of Georgetown; maternal grandparents, Theresa Pyle of Middletown and Bruce and Blanca Pyle of Wilmington; paternal grandparents Joseph and Virginia Valentine of Angola; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins; and Bethany's constant animal companions who miss her dearly, Roxy and Gizmo. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South Du- Pont Hwy., Harrington. As Jesus said, come as you are, the family has requested that everyone who attend do the same; no formal at- tire necessary. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily encourages donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803; or Cal- vary Wesleyan Church, Promise Land Fund, 240 Delaware Ave., Harrington, DE 19952. Laura Davidson, Belibuoy Motel retiree Laura Davidson passed away peacefully at Harrison House in Georgetown at the age of 95. She was born in Wilmington March 13, 1918, to the late Walter and Sally Truitt. Laura worked for the Junior Board Coffee Shop at Memorial Hospital in Wilmington for 13 years. She was a salesperson for Niagra Cyclo Massage. She relo- cated to Georgetown and drove a school bus for three years. She worked at the Bellbuoy Motel for 13 years. She retired from the County Seat Florist at the age of 80. During her life, she was presi- dent of the Democratic Club, treasurer of the Federation of Democratic Clubs, and president of Elks of New Castle, as well as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW 6984 in Milton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Sarah Molten; seven brothers and four sisters; her husbands, Howard Parsons, who was killed during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944; Albert Fer- ringer; her husband of 28 years, Ira McCruden, who passed away in 1998; and Robert E. Davidson. She is survived by her three children, Ann Doutt and husband Don of Millsboro, Richard Par- sons and wife Carol of Townsend, and Ginny Wails and husband Barry of Georgetown; six grand- children; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Family and friends may pay their respects Wednesday, Sept. 11, at noon in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call an hour before. She will be laid to rest in St. Georges Cemetery. Contributions can be made in her name to: Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St, Georgetown, DE 19947. Helen Pachides Holmgren, Dolle's retiree Helen Pachides Holmgren, 86, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Mrs. Holmgren came to Re- hoboth with her two sisters; mother and father between 1922 and 1927. Her parents opened Dolle's Candy Land in 1927 with Rudy Dolle from Ocean City, Md., which continued until its dis- solution in 1957. Mrs. Holmgren ran the Beach Luncheon on the Boardwalk from 1955 to 1972. After that she devoted her life to the family business, Dolle's, where she retired in 1995. Mrs. Holmgren was active in All Saints' Episcopal Church in Rehoboth Beach, as well as the Village Improvement Associa- tion (VIA) and the Order of the Eastern Star. Helen lived her whole life in Rehoboth Beach with the excep- tion of going to the University of Delaware and the first year after marrying her husband Curtis Holmgren. Helen was predeceased by her husband Curtis; both parents, Thomas and Theo Paschides; and both of her sisters, Con- stance and Alexandra. She is survived by her daugh- ter Signe Holmgren Murray and her husband Robert Murray Jr. of Henlopen Acres. Services and burial were held at St. George's and All Saints' Cemetery, Harbeson. In lieu of flowers, contri- butions are suggested to the Rehoboth Beach Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 327, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Arrangements by Parsell Fu- neral Homes, Lewes. Sign online estbooks at: pamllfa,erall,) Town of 6eorgetown sets Open Air Market The Town of Georgetown will host the second Open Air Market Tag/Yard/Rummage/Craft Sale from 7 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 14, on The Circle. There will be tables and/or displays to sell merchandise, including new, used, artwork, crafts, garage, yard and vintage items. The Circle will be closed to traffic to allow the public to walk freely so they may enjoy shopping while also having an opportunity to pa- tronize the other businesses and eateries in town. The Historic Courthouse on South Bedford Street will also be open to tour. Individuals and organizations interested in participating can call Town Hall at 302-856-7391. National "Back To Church" Celebration Week-End Groome United Methodist Church Savannah Road & Dewey Avenue Lewes, Delaware 302-645-6256 GOOD FOR ONE FREE ITEM '" AT THE YARD SALE (More coupons available at the Yard Sale)