Newspaper Archive of
Cape Gazette
Lewes, Delaware
Jim's Towing Service
September 14, 2004     Cape Gazette
PAGE 18     (18 of 48 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 18     (18 of 48 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
September 14, 2004
 

Newspaper Archive of Cape Gazette produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2018. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




18 - CAPE GAZETYE, Tuesday, Sept. 14 - Sept. 16, 2004 Obituaries Pauline J. Downes, retired caregiver Pauline J. Bocox Downes, 63, of Greenwood, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Downes had worked over the years as a caregiver for many in their homes. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Eliz- abeth Bocox Downes and was born in Pulaski, Va. on April 9, 1941 She is survived by her husband Howard Martin Downes; four daughters, Theresa Bare and Deb- bie Davis, both of Wilkesboro, N.C.; Kathy Hayes of Preston, Md., and Tammy Crawford of Magnolia; two sons, Howard Downes of Salisbury, Md. and Keith Downes of Snow Hill, Md.; four sisters, Dorothy Bush of Greenwood, Delphia Gilley of Milford, Helen Mitchum of Anawalt, W. Va. and Eugenia March of Lewes; one brother, Stanley Craft of Greenwood; four- teen grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother Stevie Craft. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14. Funeral service will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 15. Burial will be at st. Johnstown Cemetery in Greenwood. Elva M. Wilkerson, food inspector Elva M. Wilkerson, 89, of Mil- ton, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her sister's home in Harbeson. Mrs. Wilkerson was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Eli and Rhoda Smith Wilkerson. She was a life- long resident of Sussex County. She had worked as an inspector for Burris Foods in Milford before retiring. Ms. Wilkerson attended Grace Church in Milton. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Roy Hellens of Harbeson; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Short Fu- neral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Odd Fel- lows Cemetery, Milton. Contributions are suggested to Grace Church in Milton. Ralph WarringHawkins, NFL coach and scout Ralph Warring Hawkins, 69, of Fenwick Island, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Hawkins i was a high school gradu- ate of St. John's and played quarter- back, running back and de- fensive back at the University HAWKINS of Maryland, where he earned his bachelor of science in physical education. He was a successful college coach before moving to the NFE. He served as defensive coordina- tor/defensive backs coach at Cincinnati, and coached defen- sive backs at both Army and Ken- tucky. Hawkins began his NFL coach- ing career from 1969-71 in Buffa- lo; from 1972-77 Hawkins was with the Washington Redskins un- der George Allen. After spending the 1978 season with the Colts, he joined the New York Giants from 1979-81 as defensive coordinator. For the next eight years he served under Chuck Knox with both the Bills and Seattle before moving to the New York Jets for the 1989 season. Follokving a very highly re- spected coach!ng career, Mr. Hawkins moved into college scouting with the Arizona Cardi- nals, Carolina Panthers and Hous- ton Texans. He was diagnosed with fron- totemporal dementia in July of at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, at John Keener, 2003. Laureldale Cemetery, near Read- carpenter ' Survivors include his wife of 37 ing. Friends may call from 6 to 8 years, the former Carol Hench; his p.m. Tuesday evening at the Long John Keener, 82, of Ocean children, Mary Kathleen, Kristin Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral View, and formerly of New Castle Oster and son-in-law Dan, Kari- Services. County, beloved father and Pop anne, andAndrew; four grandchil- Arrangements by Melson Fu- Pop, went dren, Michael, Cady, Christopher, neral Services, Long Neck. home to be and Ashley. with Jesus on A memorial mass was offered at Wayne Lewis Carlson, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004 St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vietnam veteran due to injuries Bethany Beach. Wayne Lewis Carlson, 59, of sustained dur- Memorial contributions are sug- Snow Hill, Md., died Thursday, ing an automo- gested to the Gull House Adult Sept. 2, 2004, at Anchorage Nurs- bile accident Day Care, 38149 Terrace Road, ing & Rehabilitation Center. on Aug. 27, Rehoboth Beach, DE. 19971. Mr. Carlson was born in 2004. KEENER Delaware, the son of the late Mr. Keener was born in Kane, lrvin L. Sellers, Lewis and Gertrude Carlson. Pa. He served his country in both Bell Telephone retiree He was a veteran of the U.S. WWII and the Korean War in the Irvin L. Sellers, 79, of Warwick Army, serving in the Vietnam Army. He loved fishing, garden- Park, Millsboro, and formerly of War. ing, and was an accomplished car- Reading, Pa., died Friday, Sept. He was a member of the Ameri- penter. He was a member of VFW 10, 2004, at home. can Legion in Snow Hill, and a Mason-Dixon Post #7234 in Mr. Sellers was retired from member of the Bates United Ocean View. Bell Telephone Company of Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of He was preceded in death by the daughter, Mary Jane. World War II, serving in the U.S. grandmother who raised him, He is survived by his loving Navy, and he was a member of Ethel Perdue. wife of 51 years, Ruth; four chil- American Legion Post 28 of Oak He is survived by the mother of dren, Kathy Halter, Sharon Stew- Orchard and the AmVets. He was his children, Alice Pusey Carlson; art and her husband Peter, Garry also past president of BELLCO a son, Brian Carlson; a daughter, Keener and his significant other Credit Union in Reading. Melissa Figgs; a stepdaughter, Liz, Laurie Keener and her signif- He was preceded in death by his Nannie Figgs; three grandchil- icant other Kenny Lindell; five wife, Frances B. Sellers, in 2003. dren, Tiffany Fay Figgs, Dakota grandchildren, Allison Bender, He is survived by three sons, Maeawood and William Nathaniel John Keener, Lizz Stewart, Scott Bruce, Donald and his wife, Joy, Figgs; and his dog Sport, all of Lindell, and Jesse Stewart, all of Ronald and his wife Debra; six Salisbury, Md. Newark; his sister, Dorothy grandsons, Michael, Nickolas, Er- Services were held at Bounds Krieber of Kane, Pa.; and his ic, Gregory, Nathan andBrett; a Funeral Home, Salisbury, with nephew, Jack Keener and his wife great-grandson and two great- burial in the Marylands Veterans Jessie of New Bern, N.C. granddaughters. Cemetery Eastern Shore, in Hur- Memorial services were held at Graveside services will be held lock. Continued on page 19 - duet Opened - UNIQUE FURNITURE FROM PA DUTCH COUNTRY  PVC PIPE FURNITURE DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING! CONE IN & BROWSE AWHILE iiiiiiZ;iiiiiiii!iii;iiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii!ii!iiiiii!iiiiiii;iiiii -ii;iiiiiiiii;iiiiiiiiiiiii]iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!ii1iiii!iiiiii!iiiiiii!!iiiiii!iii 'i'i'i'i'i'i'i'ii'!i'i'i'i'i'i'i'i'i'00'i'i'ili'i'i'i'i'iiii'i'i'i i' i00iii00i00iii00ii00iii!i'i00i00iiiiiiiiiii000000iii00iiiiiii00iiiiiiiii DASH SERVICES Commercial & Also Offering Vinyl Flooring & V.T.C. Tile Visit Jean's Collectibles & Dash Services Off Kings Hwy., opposite Monroe Ave. intersection in Lewes, before bridge to Ferry. (HOSS' BAIT & TACKLE BLDG.) Open 10-4, Tues. & Sat. 644-8984 ITITI]F' ....... IT-- -]F] i:illlnlllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllF ......... I r][-][ ....... 18 - CAPE GAZETYE, Tuesday, Sept. 14 - Sept. 16, 2004 Obituaries Pauline J. Downes, retired caregiver Pauline J. Bocox Downes, 63, of Greenwood, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at her residence. Mrs. Downes had worked over the years as a caregiver for many in their homes. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Eliz- abeth Bocox Downes and was born in Pulaski, Va. on April 9, 1941 She is survived by her husband Howard Martin Downes; four daughters, Theresa Bare and Deb- bie Davis, both of Wilkesboro, N.C.; Kathy Hayes of Preston, Md., and Tammy Crawford of Magnolia; two sons, Howard Downes of Salisbury, Md. and Keith Downes of Snow Hill, Md.; four sisters, Dorothy Bush of Greenwood, Delphia Gilley of Milford, Helen Mitchum of Anawalt, W. Va. and Eugenia March of Lewes; one brother, Stanley Craft of Greenwood; four- teen grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother Stevie Craft. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws Street, Bridgeville, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 14. Funeral service will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 15. Burial will be at st. Johnstown Cemetery in Greenwood. Elva M. Wilkerson, food inspector Elva M. Wilkerson, 89, of Mil- ton, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her sister's home in Harbeson. Mrs. Wilkerson was born Dec. 5, 1914, in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Eli and Rhoda Smith Wilkerson. She was a life- long resident of Sussex County. She had worked as an inspector for Burris Foods in Milford before retiring. Ms. Wilkerson attended Grace Church in Milton. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Roy Hellens of Harbeson; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Short Fu- neral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Odd Fel- lows Cemetery, Milton. Contributions are suggested to Grace Church in Milton. Ralph WarringHawkins, NFL coach and scout Ralph Warring Hawkins, 69, of Fenwick Island, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Hawkins i was a high school gradu- ate of St. John's and played quarter- back, running back and de- fensive back at the University HAWKINS of Maryland, where he earned his bachelor of science in physical education. He was a successful college coach before moving to the NFE. He served as defensive coordina- tor/defensive backs coach at Cincinnati, and coached defen- sive backs at both Army and Ken- tucky. Hawkins began his NFL coach- ing career from 1969-71 in Buffa- lo; from 1972-77 Hawkins was with the Washington Redskins un- der George Allen. After spending the 1978 season with the Colts, he joined the New York Giants from 1979-81 as defensive coordinator. For the next eight years he served under Chuck Knox with both the Bills and Seattle before moving to the New York Jets for the 1989 season. Follokving a very highly re- spected coach!ng career, Mr. Hawkins moved into college scouting with the Arizona Cardi- nals, Carolina Panthers and Hous- ton Texans. He was diagnosed with fron- totemporal dementia in July of at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 15, at John Keener, 2003. Laureldale Cemetery, near Read- carpenter ' Survivors include his wife of 37 ing. Friends may call from 6 to 8 years, the former Carol Hench; his p.m. Tuesday evening at the Long John Keener, 82, of Ocean children, Mary Kathleen, Kristin Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral View, and formerly of New Castle Oster and son-in-law Dan, Kari- Services. County, beloved father and Pop anne, andAndrew; four grandchil- Arrangements by Melson Fu- Pop, went dren, Michael, Cady, Christopher, neral Services, Long Neck. home to be and Ashley. with Jesus on A memorial mass was offered at Wayne Lewis Carlson, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004 St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vietnam veteran due to injuries Bethany Beach. Wayne Lewis Carlson, 59, of sustained dur- Memorial contributions are sug- Snow Hill, Md., died Thursday, ing an automo- gested to the Gull House Adult Sept. 2, 2004, at Anchorage Nurs- bile accident Day Care, 38149 Terrace Road, ing & Rehabilitation Center. on Aug. 27, Rehoboth Beach, DE. 19971. Mr. Carlson was born in 2004. KEENER Delaware, the son of the late Mr. Keener was born in Kane, lrvin L. Sellers, Lewis and Gertrude Carlson. Pa. He served his country in both Bell Telephone retiree He was a veteran of the U.S. WWII and the Korean War in the Irvin L. Sellers, 79, of Warwick Army, serving in the Vietnam Army. He loved fishing, garden- Park, Millsboro, and formerly of War. ing, and was an accomplished car- Reading, Pa., died Friday, Sept. He was a member of the Ameri- penter. He was a member of VFW 10, 2004, at home. can Legion in Snow Hill, and a Mason-Dixon Post #7234 in Mr. Sellers was retired from member of the Bates United Ocean View. Bell Telephone Company of Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his Pennsylvania. He was a veteran of He was preceded in death by the daughter, Mary Jane. World War II, serving in the U.S. grandmother who raised him, He is survived by his loving Navy, and he was a member of Ethel Perdue. wife of 51 years, Ruth; four chil- American Legion Post 28 of Oak He is survived by the mother of dren, Kathy Halter, Sharon Stew- Orchard and the AmVets. He was his children, Alice Pusey Carlson; art and her husband Peter, Garry also past president of BELLCO a son, Brian Carlson; a daughter, Keener and his significant other Credit Union in Reading. Melissa Figgs; a stepdaughter, Liz, Laurie Keener and her signif- He was preceded in death by his Nannie Figgs; three grandchil- icant other Kenny Lindell; five wife, Frances B. Sellers, in 2003. dren, Tiffany Fay Figgs, Dakota grandchildren, Allison Bender, He is survived by three sons, Maeawood and William Nathaniel John Keener, Lizz Stewart, Scott Bruce, Donald and his wife, Joy, Figgs; and his dog Sport, all of Lindell, and Jesse Stewart, all of Ronald and his wife Debra; six Salisbury, Md. Newark; his sister, Dorothy grandsons, Michael, Nickolas, Er- Services were held at Bounds Krieber of Kane, Pa.; and his ic, Gregory, Nathan andBrett; a Funeral Home, Salisbury, with nephew, Jack Keener and his wife great-grandson and two great- burial in the Marylands Veterans Jessie of New Bern, N.C. granddaughters. Cemetery Eastern Shore, in Hur- Memorial services were held at Graveside services will be held lock. Continued on page 19 - duet Opened - UNIQUE FURNITURE FROM PA DUTCH COUNTRY  PVC PIPE FURNITURE DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING! CONE IN & BROWSE AWHILE iiiiiiZ;iiiiiiii!iii;iiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiii!ii!iiiiii!iiiiiii;iiiii -ii;iiiiiiiii;iiiiiiiiiiiii]iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!ii!ii1iiii!iiiiii!iiiiiii!!iiiiii!iii 'i'i'i'i'i'i'i'ii'!i'i'i'i'i'i'i'i'i'00'i'i'ili'i'i'i'i'iiii'i'i'i i' i00iii00i00iii00ii00iii!i'i00i00iiiiiiiiiii000000iii00iiiiiii00iiiiiiiii DASH SERVICES Commercial & Also Offering Vinyl Flooring & V.T.C. Tile Visit Jean's Collectibles & Dash Services Off Kings Hwy., opposite Monroe Ave. intersection in Lewes, before bridge to Ferry. (HOSS' BAIT & TACKLE BLDG.) Open 10-4, Tues. & Sat. 644-8984 ITITI]F' ....... IT-- -]F] i:illlnlllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllF ......... I r][-][ .......