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Bane, Joseph William  
LEWIS - Joseph William Bane Jr, , passed away May 22, 2016 at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford. Mr. Bane was born June 11, 1925 in Niagara Falls, N.Y., son of Joseph W. Bane Sr and Harriet Bane. He attended public schools in Niagara Falls prior to enlisting in the Navy in 1942. He served as a medical corpsman in the South Pacific during World War II and retired from the Navy in 1962 as a Chief Petty Officer. He retired from Federal Civil Service in 1979 as a Supervisory Housing Inspector in Washington D.C. He was a Mason and Shriner in the Salem and Roanoke, Va. areas. Mr Bane also was a Fleet Reserve 50PLUS member, a Life Member of the V.F.W. and D.A.V., as well as a member of the American Legion. Joseph loved the ocean, traveling and frequenting restaurants on the Delaware shore. He was an avid sports fan. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Ann Burnell Bane in 2007. He is survived by his brother, Paul Bane of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and his sister, Kathryn Newton, of Youngstown, N.Y. Survived by daughter, Susan Bane Trued; son-in-law, Terry Trued of Absecon, N.J.; son, Timothy William Bane; and daughter-in-law, Dianne Marie Bane of Lewes. Also survived by grandchildren, Lyle Trued, Laura and her husband, Lindsay and Kevin Bane; great-grandchildren, Mary Theresa Bane and Monroe Josephine Dianne Banks along with many nieces and nephews. Internment will be at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements in the care of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford, DE.
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 25, 2016
Baney, Jacquelynn Paczkowski  
MILFORD - Jacquelynn P. Baney departed this life on Monday May 23,2016 at Delaware Hospice Milford, De. She survived by her husband Herman, Baney; her son, Michael Baney; her daughther, Heather; granddaughters, Rebecca and Aubrey; her great- grandson, Noah; and her brothers, Ziggy and George; and her sister, Gwen. Private service will be at a later date. Professional services entrusted to Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Milford,De.
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 28, 2016
Beach, Linda Marie  
LEWES - On Friday May 20, 2016, we lost a beautiful soul and gained a new angel in Heaven. Linda Marie Beach passed away after a long battle with COPD and asthma. Linda was a graduate of Dover High School, class of 1974. Linda will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She had a loving and caring spirit. Linda was employed at The Sleep Inn in Lewes. Aside from working, she took a lot of pride in caring for her father. She was her mother's "right hand man". Her ideal day was spent on Lewes Beach in front of the house she grew up in. She is the daughter of Jack and Genny Beach, of Rehoboth Beach. She is preceded in death by her brother, John W. Beach, III. Along with her parents, Linda is survived by her daughter, Katie L. Cross and her significant other, Corey Hinde, of Rehoboth Beach; her son, Chad Cross, of Wilmington; her two brothers, Jay Beach, of Lewes, David and Jan Beach, of Alabama; and a sister-in-law, Ursula Beach, of Lewes; two nephews, Scott and Chase Beach; two nieces, Leah and Macy Beach. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Linda's name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE., 19963, or Beebe Medical Foundation, 902 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE., 19958.
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 24, 2016
Bennett, Betty  
DOVER – Betty Bennett passed away on May 13, 2016 at Bay Health Medical Center. Celebration of Life service will be held on May 25, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross at 631 S. State Street, Dover, DE, 19901. Viewing services will be held on May 24, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home at 717 W. Division Street Dover, DE, 19904. Letters of condolence may be sent and guestbook signed at www.benniesmithfuneralhome.com .
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 23, 2016
Bernard, Violet E.  
Dover- Violet E. Bernard, of Dover, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016, in her home. Violet was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Edwardsville, Del., to the late, Louder & Della (Dill) Edwards. Throughout her working career, Violet worked for Playtex, in Dover; the Harrington Shirt Factory, I.L.C., and General Foods. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to Bingo, dancing, playing the penny slots at the Harrington Casino, and going to the Delaware State Fair, where she loved watching them trying to guess her age. She was also very fond of taking her annual trips to Aruba, which brought her joy for over 20 years. Violet was the last living charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary in the Felton Fire Company. In addition to her parents, siblings, and two grandsons, Violet was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Bernard, who died in 1975. Violet is survived by her three daughters, Mary K. Overstreet, with whom she resided, Violet L ."Bobbie " Dean, of Farmington, and Nancy L. Emory & her husband, Joseph, of Harrington; her brother, Paul Edwards, Sr, of Dover, who is the last remaining sibling out of 13 children; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren & nine great-great-grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Violet's daughter Mary, for her loving care and attention to her mothers needs; as well as the nurses and home health aides from Christiana Care, and Seasons Hospice. Viewing is being held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, DE.; where funeral services will take place on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery, Felton, DE. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com .
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 25, 2016
Biggs, Anita Hughes  
ROCK HALL, Md. - Anita Hughes Biggs died May 21, 2016 in University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. Mrs. Biggs was born on March 25, 1937, daughter of the late Arie Richard and Imogene Taylor Hughes. She was raised in Cambridge, Md., and had lived in Florida until her marriage, moving to Rock Hall in 1972. She loved animals, playing bingo, reading, flowers, and her fish. For several years she and her husband operated a printing business. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, John Norman Biggs; and a daughter, Joy D. Fooks. Anita is survived by her children, Charles Harris, III, and Ruth L. Harris, both of Rock Hall; step-son, John Norman Biggs, Jr.; sisters, Phyllis Watson of Pittsville, Md., Connie Crossley of Lincoln, and Linda Johnson, of Westen, Colo.; brothers, James R. Hughes of Greensboro, Md., and Robert C. Hughes, of Milford; two grandchildren, Matthew Spray and George Spray, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Heidi, Travis and Derrik Spray. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 25 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Wesley Chapel Church, Rock Hall, Md., where funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Wesley Cemetery. Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena, Md. Memorials may be offered to the Humane Society of Kent County, 10720 Augustine Herman Hwy, Chestertown, MD., 21620. www.galenafuneral homeofsls.com .
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 24, 2016
Braxton, Canary Mae (Speight)  
MAGNOLIA - Canary Mae Braxton (Speight), daughter of the late Haywood Speight and Dallis Smith was born in North Carolina on February 2, 1929. While in Genesis Milford Center she received her wings and went home to be with the Lord on May 25, 2016. Canary attended school in North Carolina and later relocated to Philadelphia to work. While living there, she worked various jobs and retired from the Philadelphia Board of Education. She found the love of her life Robert Thomas Braxton, Jr. and was married on October 24, 1953. They were blessed with three children, Robert Thomas III, Dennis Carroll and Starlet Tenea. Canary was a free spirted person who never met a stranger. She always had a smile on her face and would do anything for you. She opened not only her heart but the door to her home for the children in the neighborhood and helped to build a "Village". Canary relocated to Delaware in 1992 and she was very active in the churches she attended. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Central Baptist, Frontline Ministries and Bread of Life Christian Church. At the age of eighty-one she became a Foster Grandparent and was known as "Mom B". She touched the lives of so many children at Nellie Stokes Elementary School for four years until her health began to fail. Canary loved to listen to gospel music, laughing, game shows, seek and find puzzles, walking and meeting people. She filled the void as a mother and friend to many and they in turn, gave back to help fulfill her life. Canary was preceded in death by her parents, Haywood Speight and Dallis Smith; step-father, Edward Redwood, Sr.; her husband of forty years, Robert Thomas Braxton, Jr.; son, Dennis Carroll Braxton; brothers, Donald Redwood, Edward Redwood Jr.; sisters, Carol Redwood Barnes and Deborah Redwood. She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter and caregiver, Starlet "Star" Harden (Braxton); son, Robert Thomas Braxton III (Inez); grandson, Shawn Harden; twin granddaughters, Stephanie and Celeste Braxton; brother, George Redwood; sister-in-law, Roberta Fitzgerald; an aunt, Virginia Fulgham (Alvin); a host of very special family friends, the Jacobs Family of Philadelphia, Pa., Joy Flynn of Raleigh, N.C.; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A special thank you to those who took care of her during her illness; Kent General Hospital Med Surgical 1A and 3 West Units, Amedisys Home Health, Brookdale Assisted Living, Capital Nursing Home, Delaware Hospice, Maxim Home Health, Milford Center, Seasons Hospice, Silver Lake Nursing Home and Westminster Health Center and the many friends who visited, called, sent cards and kept her in prayer. Although our hearts may be burdened, we are thankful and grateful that God allowed us to keep her for so many years. We only ask that God who never makes a mistake, sustain us during our bereavement and give us the strength to accept the fact that His will, not ours, must be done. Funeral Services will be held 12 pm., Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming; where family and friends may view from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Burial will follow in Sharon Hills Memorial Park. Condolences may be sent via: www.pippinfuneralhome.com .
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 29, 2016
Brown Jr., Hugh Theodore  
MILFORD - Hugh Theodore Brown Jr. passed away on May 19, 2016 at the Milford Manor in Delaware. Hugh was born in Hamilton, Va. on Nov. 7, 1947. He was the son of Hugh Theodore Brown Sr. and Jean K. Brown. Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland with a dual Master's Degree, after his retirement from the Army Corp of engineers. He was an U.S. Army Veteran serving in the 82nd Airborne, and a respected member of the San Gorgonio County Search and Rescue Team. He enjoyed researching his family's genealogy, U.S. History/Military history, evening walks, shuggies, and irritating his grandchildren. Hugh Brown is survived by his best friend and mother of his children, Kristi L. Jenkins; son, Joshua Erik Brown; daughters, Josie Caliente Gay and Jessie Elise Trapnell; mother, Jean K. Brown; grandchildren, Savannah Leigh Brown (the apple of his eye), Austin William Trapnell, Andrew Joshua Brown, Hayleigh Bradlyn Forrest, Holly Laine Trapnell, and Emily Scarlett Trapnell; sisters, Jean, Joan, June, Beth, and Ann. A funeral was held at the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please forward your shotgun shells to… Arrangements in the care of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford, De.
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 27, 2016
Cordeiro, Deborah Lou Marckese  
FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Deborah Lou Marckese Cordeiro passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at UMSMC at Easton. She is survived by her son Duane Cordeiro and wife Elaine, of Federalsburg. To offer condolences and more information please visit www.fleegleand helfenbein.com .
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 23, 2016
Cowgill, Sandra Faye  
GREENSBORO - Sandra Faye Cowgill passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Caroline Hospice House in Denton. She was born Aug. 20, 1944 in Dover, Del., to the late Samuel Clark Wood III, and Rebecca Ellen Wood. "Sandy" was a 1962 graduate of Delhass High School in Bucks County, Pa. She moved to Maryland shortly after graduation and worked as a cashier at Food City in Denton and Hurlock Food Rite. Sandy enjoyed playing cards with her friends and was a member of the VFW Post No. 7937 Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her son, Clark Cowgill; and his wife, Sheryl, of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Snow, of Marydel; three grandchildren, Kelsey, Shannon and Camden; two nieces, Sherry Taylor and Karen Barr; a great-niece, Kylie Taylor; and many wonderful friends and cousins. A funeral service for Mrs. Cowgill will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will in the Greensboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial donation be made to Compass Regional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617. To offer condolences to the family please visit www.fleegleandhelfenbe in.com .
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Published in NewsZapDE on May 24, 2016
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