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teens be made to Groome United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Lewes, DE 19958. Obituaries Helen Downs Morris, Sumhy school teacher Helen Downs Morris, 79, of ru- ral Lewes passed away Wednes- day, Oct, 13, 2004, at her resi- dence. She was born in Lewes, March 15, 1925, to the late Sidney L. and Mary McGee Downs, na- tive Sussex Countians. Helen graduated from Lewes High School, Class of 1943. She was employed as a civilian with Post Engineers, Fort Miles. Helen married John W. "Jack" Morris in 1950. They owned and operated Jack's Trailer Park on the site of Rehoboth Mall from mid- 1950s until the mid 1980s. Helen was baptized in Groome United Methodist Church as an infant and she remained faithful in atten- dance and service to the church until her recent illness. She taught Sunday school for many years and was the communion steward for 30 years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her daughter, April Beauchamp; and her brother Sidney L. Downs, Jr. In addition to her husband," Jack, she is survived by her daughter Patricia Morris; and her sister Hazel D. Brittingham, all of Lewes. She also leaves behind two grandchildren Shelly Beauchamp of Brigantine, N.J., and John Beauchamp of Lewes; her former son-in-law Gary Price of Lewes; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes, Aikins- Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, in the company of her parents and paternal grandparents and great- grandparents, the latter being the first Sidney L. Downs born in 1839. The family suggests contribu- Helen M.B. McWhorter, Lighthouse artist Helen Morehead Ball McWhorter, 100, of Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday, Oct. i3, 2004 in Lewes Con- valescent Cen- ter. She was born on May 17, 1904 in Wilmington, MCWHORTER the daughter of the late James and Ada Cornelia Elliott Ball. Her fa- ther was a 47-year veteran con- ductor for the Pennsylvania Rail- road; her mother was a dress mak- er and milliner. Mrs. McWhorter was a gradu- ate of Wilmington High School. She was employed by Wilming- ton Trust Company in Wilming- ton prior to her marriage to Harold Meeds McWhorter in 1934. During her middle years, she returned to work for the Na- tional Association of Infantile Paralysis and in her later years, she worked for the Division of Aging and enjoyed part-time work with Strawbridge and Cloth- ie,In her late seventies, she be- came an artist. Her lighthouses were notable. She is survived by her daughter, Pastor Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler and her husband Charles M. Ungerbuehler; two granddaughters, Bette Brice Bra- sure and her husband Darrell, and Cheryl Brice Moore and her hus- band Bruce Holland; and a grand- son, Shane Meeds Brice and his wife Saliecha; three great-grand- children and two great-great- grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at the Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Second and Church Street, Milford. Contribu- tions are suggested to Casa San Francisco, 127 Broad Street, Mil- ton, DE 19968. Arrangements by Lofland Fu- g Call for installation (302) 644-4404 Mi G b Bar' ster ra . Z a Many falls happen in the home. i A simple way to make your home safer is to have grab bars installed. If you or a loved one is planning to, or has had surgery, ! balance issues, weakness or !0rjustDl safety, our Grab Bars are custom designed t0 tit your ,-: shower, tub, or commode. ! Gift Certificates Available, Doing Business Since 1976 i  [el I Ik;14] I I [ql[e] M ale Irl1[o] iKZ"I]  I li I &Tl- . " -'- IIS.*I. IM k+l.. -: iKl,.q  [el I I;ho] IB I [g [o] M iu I Ill- g I neral Home, Milford. Gordon Roy Davis, Rehoboth firefighter Gordon Roy Davis, 55, of Lewes, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Davis was born in Keene, N.H., the son of Leonard Davis and Veima "LaBelle" Davis of Richmond, NH. Gordon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Seaford. He was also a member of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company since re- tiring to Delaware in 2000. Prior to that, he served as a member of the District of Columbia Fire De- partment for almost 15 years, and with the Myrtle Beach Fire & Rescue Squad from 1980 to 1985. In addition to his parents, Mr. Davis is survived by his wife Kathleen Eva "Clark" Davis; five daughters, Tracey Davis, Tammy Kelley, Deanna Bryson, Kathryn Wharton, and Sherry Davis; three sons, Matthew Davis, Brandon Davis, and William Clarki two sis- ters, Wendy Payne and Lynn Adams; two brothers, Gary Davis, and Joseph Davis; and 25 grand- children. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Theresa Davis, and his son, Michael Davis. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Continued on page 84 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 15 - Oct. 18, 2004 - 81 Let flowers play their part in making your WE D D l N G extraordinary. And become an inseparable piece of the moment's magic. charles A weddings . partzes occasions Call to schedule an appointment. 1002 Kings Highway, Lewes DE 19958 302.644.8979 Nitric oxide. Formaldehyde. Cyanide. Those are just a few of the 4,000 chemicals found in secondhand smoke-the smoke that comes from other people's cigarettes. And it hurts. Adults exposed to it are at risk for lung cancer and heart disease. And they're prone to chronic lung ailments, and eye and nasal irritation. Kids exposed to it have more ear infections, coughs and colds, and even asthma and pneumonia. If you smoke, make a pledge to take smoklnq outside, away from the people you care about. It's qoed for them. And for yo DELAWARE LTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES Division of Public lteahh i teens be made to Groome United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Lewes, DE 19958. Obituaries Helen Downs Morris, Sumhy school teacher Helen Downs Morris, 79, of ru- ral Lewes passed away Wednes- day, Oct, 13, 2004, at her resi- dence. She was born in Lewes, March 15, 1925, to the late Sidney L. and Mary McGee Downs, na- tive Sussex Countians. Helen graduated from Lewes High School, Class of 1943. She was employed as a civilian with Post Engineers, Fort Miles. Helen married John W. "Jack" Morris in 1950. They owned and operated Jack's Trailer Park on the site of Rehoboth Mall from mid- 1950s until the mid 1980s. Helen was baptized in Groome United Methodist Church as an infant and she remained faithful in atten- dance and service to the church until her recent illness. She taught Sunday school for many years and was the communion steward for 30 years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her daughter, April Beauchamp; and her brother Sidney L. Downs, Jr. In addition to her husband," Jack, she is survived by her daughter Patricia Morris; and her sister Hazel D. Brittingham, all of Lewes. She also leaves behind two grandchildren Shelly Beauchamp of Brigantine, N.J., and John Beauchamp of Lewes; her former son-in-law Gary Price of Lewes; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes, Aikins- Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes, in the company of her parents and paternal grandparents and great- grandparents, the latter being the first Sidney L. Downs born in 1839. The family suggests contribu- Helen M.B. McWhorter, Lighthouse artist Helen Morehead Ball McWhorter, 100, of Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday, Oct. i3, 2004 in Lewes Con- valescent Cen- ter. She was born on May 17, 1904 in Wilmington, MCWHORTER the daughter of the late James and Ada Cornelia Elliott Ball. Her fa- ther was a 47-year veteran con- ductor for the Pennsylvania Rail- road; her mother was a dress mak- er and milliner. Mrs. McWhorter was a gradu- ate of Wilmington High School. She was employed by Wilming- ton Trust Company in Wilming- ton prior to her marriage to Harold Meeds McWhorter in 1934. During her middle years, she returned to work for the Na- tional Association of Infantile Paralysis and in her later years, she worked for the Division of Aging and enjoyed part-time work with Strawbridge and Cloth- ie,In her late seventies, she be- came an artist. Her lighthouses were notable. She is survived by her daughter, Pastor Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler and her husband Charles M. Ungerbuehler; two granddaughters, Bette Brice Bra- sure and her husband Darrell, and Cheryl Brice Moore and her hus- band Bruce Holland; and a grand- son, Shane Meeds Brice and his wife Saliecha; three great-grand- children and two great-great- grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at the Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Second and Church Street, Milford. Contribu- tions are suggested to Casa San Francisco, 127 Broad Street, Mil- ton, DE 19968. Arrangements by Lofland Fu- g Call for installation (302) 644-4404 Mi G b Bar' ster ra . Z a Many falls happen in the home. i A simple way to make your home safer is to have grab bars installed. If you or a loved one is planning to, or has had surgery, ! balance issues, weakness or !0rjustDl safety, our Grab Bars are custom designed t0 tit your ,-: shower, tub, or commode. ! Gift Certificates Available, Doing Business Since 1976 i  [el I Ik;14] I I [ql[e] M ale Irl1[o] iKZ"I]  I li I &Tl- . " -'- IIS.*I. IM k+l.. -: iKl,.q  [el I I;ho] IB I [g [o] M iu I Ill- g I neral Home, Milford. Gordon Roy Davis, Rehoboth firefighter Gordon Roy Davis, 55, of Lewes, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at his residence. Mr. Davis was born in Keene, N.H., the son of Leonard Davis and Veima "LaBelle" Davis of Richmond, NH. Gordon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Seaford. He was also a member of the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company since re- tiring to Delaware in 2000. Prior to that, he served as a member of the District of Columbia Fire De- partment for almost 15 years, and with the Myrtle Beach Fire & Rescue Squad from 1980 to 1985. In addition to his parents, Mr. Davis is survived by his wife Kathleen Eva "Clark" Davis; five daughters, Tracey Davis, Tammy Kelley, Deanna Bryson, Kathryn Wharton, and Sherry Davis; three sons, Matthew Davis, Brandon Davis, and William Clarki two sis- ters, Wendy Payne and Lynn Adams; two brothers, Gary Davis, and Joseph Davis; and 25 grand- children. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Theresa Davis, and his son, Michael Davis. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Continued on page 84 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Oct. 15 - Oct. 18, 2004 - 81 Let flowers play their part in making your WE D D l N G extraordinary. And become an inseparable piece of the moment's magic. charles A weddings . partzes occasions Call to schedule an appointment. 1002 Kings Highway, Lewes DE 19958 302.644.8979 Nitric oxide. Formaldehyde. Cyanide. Those are just a few of the 4,000 chemicals found in secondhand smoke-the smoke that comes from other people's cigarettes. And it hurts. Adults exposed to it are at risk for lung cancer and heart disease. And they're prone to chronic lung ailments, and eye and nasal irritation. Kids exposed to it have more ear infections, coughs and colds, and even asthma and pneumonia. If you smoke, make a pledge to take smoklnq outside, away from the people you care about. It's qoed for them. And for yo DELAWARE LTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES Division of Public lteahh i