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26 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 NEWS cape Gazette CaF Obituaries )) Louis Allen Ashcraft, community activist Louis Allen Ashcraft, 62, of Milford, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Louis 'Tex' was born in Q uanah, Texas, Feb. 23, 1952. Louis was a retired engineer with Verizon (Bell Atlantic) Tele- phone Company of Washington, D.C. After his graduation from Parkdale High School in River Park, Md., he was accepted at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., but attended only a short time as he had re- ceived a back injury from falling down two flights of metal stairs while on a Coast Guard vessel. He Louis Ashcraft then went to work for the Library of Congress before he started his 30-year career at Ve- rizon. Louis was very active in the Sussex County community with the local Habitat for Humanity chapter by providing his service with his John Deere tractor. He also helped at the Soup Kitchen of the Presbyterian Church in Lewes. His main iob there was to pick up leftover bread from the local bakery, as well as help serve the food and afterwards help with the clean-up. He was an active member of the Milford Senior Center where he enjoyed playing a good game of pinochle. Louis was the son of the late James Eldon Ashcraft and Lidia Anna Pattai. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his younger brother: Richard Ashcraft. Louis is survived by his daughter: Jennifer Ashcraft and his two grandchildren: ]aelyn Ashcraft and Jeffrey Love III of Woodbridge, Va. He also leaves behind his siblings: Laura West of Saint Marys, Ga., Maria May- hew of Lusby, Md., and Joseph Ashcraft of Potomac, Md. He had a large family of seven nieces: Bryanne, Joy, Amanda, Kelley, Leah and twins Jessica and Chris- tina; four nephews: Rob, Tony, Michael and Joseph. He also is survived by his seven great-niec- es; Chelsea, Hayley, Cameron, Kayla, Camille, Alexandra and Adriana; five great-nephews; Tommy, twins Grant and Trent, Joseph and Mathew. He is sur- vived by lots of cousins, second and third cousins in Connecti- cut, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and in Trieste, Italy, where his mother, Lidia, was born in 1931. He is survived by his aunts: Joy, Dixie, Vicki and Kathy from Nevada, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas; his uncle: Johnny Ashcraft of Quanah, Texas; his stepfather: Albino Coslevas of Trieste, Italy. He leaves behind his fianc and love of his life: An- namarie Fosmire of Georgetown; and his dedicated close friends and neighbors: Bill and Linda Malayter of Milford. Help us celebrate Louis Ashcraft's life by attending a me- morial service at the Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 NW Front St., Milford, Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, make donations to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE in memory of Louis. Joseph A. Williams, enjoyed gardening Joseph Albert Williams, 70, of Dagsboro, formerly of New Castle, after a year of battling lung cancer spent his final hours surrounded by loved ones at his home Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. "Joe" was born in Wilmington, son of the late Robert and Ann (McCaffery) Williams. He proudly served with the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also earned his apprentice- ship, becoming a well-established nab with our pull-out shelves. Perfect for: Kitchens Closets Pantries Bathrooms Custom made for your existing cabinets. Starting at organizationinnovations.com mason of the area and becoming the owner of the Rehoboth Ice Company in the '90s where he was known as "Joe the Ice Man" or "Unc Joe." He mostly enjoyed gardening with his wife, offshore fishing with the guys and spending time with his family. He loved collect- ing' coins and working with his hands. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ann V. (Morris) Wil!iams; five children, Joseph, Joanne, Francis and James Wil- liams, and Donna Paddock; four brothers, James, Lawrence, Rob- Millsboro. ert and Leonard Williams; three In lieu of flowers, the tam- sisters, Georgina Delaney, Mary ily suggests contributions in Shivick and Anne Marie Wil- Joseph's memory to Contractors liams; 13 grandchildren and 9 for a Cause, 111 Atlantic Ave., great-grandchildren. Suite 8, Ocean View, DE 19970. 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