Ethel H. Bunting
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Age 93, of Selbyville died Sunday, January 1, 2012, at Somerford Place in Newark, DE. Mrs. Bunting was born October 22, 1918 in Berlin, MD. She is the daughter of the late James and Elva (Richardson) Holland.
Mrs. Bunting was a homemaker and a member of Salem United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the United Methodist Women. In 1936, she was crowned Miss Maryland and she was the first woman to represent Maryland in the Miss America Pageant.
She is preceded in death by her husband Gomer D. Bunting in 1985. She is survived by her son, Dale G. Bunting of Newark, DE; a brother, Edward Holland of Millsboro, DE and 2 nieces and 3 nephews.
The funeral will be held on Thursday January 5 at 2 pm with a visitation one hour before at Hastings Funeral Home, 19 S. Main Street, Selbyville, DE. Interment will be in Bishopville Cemetery, Bishopville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church P.O. Box 410 Selbyville DE. 19975.
Arrangements are by HASTINGS FUNERAL HOME, Selbyville, DE.
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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 3, 2012