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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 29 Obituaries Howard O, Greene Jr,, sergeant at arms The gregarious Howard O. Greene Jr., 73, known for pro- viding sound counsel to United States senators and Hill staffers, passed away early Monday morn- ing, Nov. 17, following a short illness. At the time of his death, Mr. Greene was surrounded by friends and family in Alexandria, Va. In 1968, Mr. Greene left his beloved hometown of Lewes to work in the Senate. With a quick wit and charming personality, Mr. Greene excelled on Capitol Hill. He served in a variety of Howard Greene positions and ultimately was elected Senate Sergeant at Arms. After more than 28 years of service, Mr. Greene retired in 1996. Mr. Greene was preceded in death by his father, Howard O. Greene Sr., and his mother, Eliza- beth Greene, both of Lewes. He is survived by his brother, Richard Greene and his wife Ginny of Newark; two nephews, Andrew and his wife Tina of Newark, and ]amie and his wife Lisa of Odessa; a niece, Laura Ferguson of Newark; three grandnephews, Tucker, Austin and Matthew; and a grand niece, Savannah. Mr. Greene also considered the sons of his childhood friend, Everett "Reedy" Reed, his nephews: Beau Reed of Lewes and Derrick Reed of Lincoln, as survivors. Funeral services are private. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception to remi- nisce and celebrate the life of Mr. Greene at the Lewes Yacht Club, 2701 Cedar Ave., Sunday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Cigars optional. Sammy Patton in her unique dearly missed friends. squirrels, cats and wildlife which she at- tracted with all the food she provided. This is where she said her goodbye to the life she had known and enjoyed style. She will be by her family and In addition to her parents, Sammy was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar L. Patton; her sister, Ruth Davis; and her brother, Joe Davis. She is sur- vived by her daughter, C. Michele Patterson of Owings Mills, Md.; granddaughter, Jenny L. Israel and her husband Brian ]. of Stony Brook, N.Y.; grandson, ]ames D. Patterson IV of Richmond, Va.; and great-grandson, Brayden ]ames Israel of Stony Brook NY. A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at Henlopen Memorial Park, 28787 Lockerman Road, Milton. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. Marsha Lynne Davis, into community theater Mrs. Marsha Lynne Davis of Lewes died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, on her 76th birthday with family at her side at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born Marsha Morgan Nov. 18, 1938, in Circleville, Ohio to Carroll and Eleanor (Vander- vort) Morgan. She graduated from Circleville High School where she was well known as a cheerleader and prac- tical joker. Until her death she was a member of a small group Later in life Marsha received her Washington Court House, Ohio, that kept their high school class RN degree at Delaware Tech- she served as the director for the coming together for frequent nical Community College in Fayette County Senior Center. reunions. Georgetown. She loved serving In addition to her large, ex- Marsha was certified as a med- Sussex County and the Delaware tended family and group of ical technician and worked at community as a visiting nurse Berger Hospital in Circleville. for many years. While living in Continued on page 31 THE CLOSET WORKS Custom Closets Garages Laundry Rooms Pantries Entertainment Centers And More... Helen 'Sammy' Patton, minister's wife Helen Virginia "Sammy" Pat- ton, 95, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. She was born July 28, 1919, in Salem, W?v'a., daughter of the late Harry M. and Leota Catherine (Blake) Davis. Sammy attended Salem Col- lege for two years. In 1946, she married Edgar Lewis Patton at Salem Baptist Church in Salem, upon his return from World War II. She supported her husband as a minister's wife for 40 years, after which they retired together to Rehoboth Beach. Sammy was a wonderful wife, morn, grand- morn, friend and so much more. Sammy loved to read, do crosswords and she belonged to several bowling leagues. Her favorite spot was her back porch where she could enjoy the birds, Retractable Drop Arms Canopies OPEN: MON. : FRI. 9- 5 SAT. 10.4 SUN. Appt. only ! I l ck" heSun, oTt e e-w - - - Reduce Energy Costs European Designs //// VIsA. I Lifetime Warranty Blocks 97% of Harmful UV Rays Patio Awnings Solar Shades p " . ....... : :