Clifford Amour Jr.
Clifford A. Armour, Jr., 68 of New
Bern, NC, died May 12, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.
Clifford was born January 16, 1941
to C. Arnett and Dorothy E. Armour of North East, Maryland. He is
survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Jeanette A. Armour of New
Bern; his son and daughter in-law, Randy and Dana Armour and
grandson, Ryan Armour all of Cary; his sister, Marjorie E.. Shipley
of Ashburn, VA; niece, Stephanie L. Shipley of Milwaukee, WI; and
nephew, Scott Shipley of Miami, FL.
Cliff was a graduate of Duke
University and Wesley Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the
United Methodist Church of the Peninsula Delaware Annual
Conference. He served at Elkton United Methodist Church, Elkton,
MD; North East United Methodist Church, North East, MD. He started
the ministry in the Elk Neck State Park (which continues today) and
he served at Asbury Church, Salisbury, MD; Atlantic Church, Ocean
City, MD; Atonement Church, Claymont, DE; and retired from Newark
United Methodist Church, Newark, DE after serving 16 years. He
served on the Robert Woods Johnson Board which studied and dealt
with issues of alcohol abuse by college students at the University
of Delaware and other universities. Cliff chaired and served as an
advisor to the Wesley Foundation at the University of Delaware and
also chaired and worked with the Pacem in Terris Board in
A memorial service was held at
11:00 am Saturday, May 16, at Christ Episcopal Church. Inurnment
was held at 5:00 pm Sunday, May 17, at Crossroads Presbyterian
Church Cemetery, Mebane, NC. A second memorial service will be held
at 3:00 pm Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Newark United Methodist
Church, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made to: Christ Episcopal Church 309 Middle St., New Bern, NC
28560; Newark United Methodist Church 69 East Main St., Newark, DE
19711; Delaware Pacem in Terris 1309 N. Rodney St., Wilmington, DE
19806-4227 or Armour Amick Scholarship at Wesley Theological
Seminary 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Gerald Bowerson, Sr.
Mr. Gerald Edward Bowerson, Sr.
("Jerry"), 66, of Newark, DE, died on Thursday, May 14, at
Born in Detroit, MI on November
10, 1942, Mr. Bowerson was the son of the late Roland G. Bowerson
and Alice Inman Bowerson. He proudly served his country in the US
Navy from 1961 to 1963, stationed aboard the USS Okinawa, and was a
member of the VFW. In civilian life, he was employed with the
Chrysler Corporation in Newark for 30 years and had also worked as
a security guard with J.R. Gettier. Currently, he was happily
employed at Blue Hen Lanes, where he assisted in both lane
management and customer service.
His beloved wife, Mary Jane P.
"Iodine" O'Connor Bowerson, died in 2002. He is survived by his
children, Gerald E. Bowerson, Jr. and wife, Jenn, of Newark, DE;
Megan M. Stoner and husband, Mike, of Middletown, DE; Kateri L.
Burke and husband, Bill, of Newark, DE; and Andrew E. Bowerson and
wife, Dana, of Newark, DE; brother-in-law, Charles E. O'Connor of
West Chester, PA; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; 11 grandchildren; and his
beloved pet dog, Caesar.
A funeral service was held at 9:30
am on Wednesday, May 20, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West
Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment followed in Delaware Veterans
Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Special Olympics Delaware, University of Delaware,
Newark, DE 19716-1901. Contributions should be marked: "for support
of the bowling program."
Carolyn R. (Wongus) Conley, 73, of
Newark, DE, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, in Christiana
She was born on December 31, 1935
in Wilmington, DE to the late Harry and Constance Wongus. Carolyn
attended the area public schools and was a member of the Howard
High School Class of 1954.
Carolyn predeceased by parents
Harry and Constance Wongus; brothers, Alfred (Buzzy) Wongus and
Harry (Bubby) Wongus Jr. and sister, Alma Jackson. Carolyn is
survived by her husband of 53 years John I. Conley; 3 daughters,
Carolyn (Leah) Conley, Iris Thompkins and husband Anthony Thompkins
and La-Kissha Conley; 3 grandchildren, Jordan Young, Sa-Kreea
Jackson and Serene Thompkins. She also leaves to mourn 2 sisters,
Jeanne Daniels and Norma Sharpe all of Wilmington, DE. Also a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service were held on Monday May
18, at 11 am, Mother U.A.M.E. Church, 701 E. 5th Street, Wilm.,DE.
Interment was at Silverbrook Cemetery.
Mrs. Catherine Mary Davis, 84, of
Newark, DE, died on Wednesday, May 6, at Christiana Hospital from
complications of a recent illness.
Kate, as she was known to her many
friends, was born in Philadelphia, PA, on January 13, 1925, the
daughter of the late John and Catherine Gallagher. She lived most
of her life as a talented homemaker in Delaware County before
moving to the New Castle/Newark area.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Charles Davis. She is survived by her loving companion of
10 years, Angelo Fellin; daughters, Lillian, Dorothy, and Patti Ann
Davis; sons, Michael, Raymond, Johnny, Eddie, and Richie Davis;
brother, Billy Gallagher; and many grandchildren and great
Mass of Christian Burial was
offered at 11 am on Friday, May 15, at Holy Family R.C. Church, E.
Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE. Interment followed in
Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle,
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 1501
Casho Mill Rd., Ste. 1, Newark, DE 19711; or to the American
Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Ste. 1002, Wilmington, DE
Elizabeth Detwiler, 97, of Newark,
DE (formerly of Ridley Park, PA), died May 11, at the Calvert Manor
Healthcare Center in Rising Sun, MD. She was the loving wife of the
late Carl Detwiler.
Born in Darby, PA, she worked as a
bookkeeper in the clothing business for many years.
She is survived by her daughter,
Catherine Taylor and husband George of Newark, DE; her brother,
John Gibbs and his wife Delores of Cape May, NJ; 3 grandchildren,
Gene, Robert and Neil; and 6 great grandchildren, Steven, Zackary,
Kyra, Ashley, Kai and Ty.
Special thanks to the staff of
Calvert Manor Healthcare Center for their love and care of
Funeral services and interment
Jean Marie Marley, 76, of Newark,
DE, died on Sunday, May 10.
Mrs. Marley will be remembered for
her willing heart to volunteer for family and friends whenever she
Mrs. Marley is survived by her
daughter, Donna Shipe and husband, Steven of MD; brother, Raymond
Elliott and wife, Elizabeth of Wilmington; sister, Doris
Richardson; niece, Margaret Carter and husband, Albert of
Wilmington; and 2 grandchildren, Jason and Robert. She was preceded
in death by her parents, Simon and Cora Elliott; 3 brothers, and 1
A Memorial Service for family and
friends was held on Tuesday, May 19 at Newark Main Towers, 330 E.
Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 at 11 am. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be sent to Heartland Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Suite 102,
Newark, DE 19702.
Woneise Miller, 81, of Newark, DE,
died Saturday, May 16.
Born in Pocahontas, VA on May 14,
1928, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Garnet Gwynne
Murray. Mrs. Miller worked in sales and had been a greeter in
Survivors include her children,
Linda Roland, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dewey V. Miller, Newark, DE and
Audrey L. Hill, Harrison, TN; siblings, Jean Greenfield, Cocoa, FL
and Thomas Murray, Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Melanie,
Leslie, Jennifer, Jacqueline, David, Sarah and Rebekah and great
grandchildren, Ansley, Sydney, and Olivia. In addition to her
parents, Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey
Miller, and a sister, Evelyn Groseclose.
Visitation was held on Tuesday,
May 19 at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton. A
second visitation was held at Peery and St. Clair Funeral Home,
Tazewell, VA on Friday evening, May 22 with funeral service
Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. Interment was in Grandview Memory
Gardens, Tazewell County, VA.
Mrs. Barbara M. Moore, 87, of
Newark, DE, died on Tuesday, May 12, at Christiana Hospital.
Mrs. Moore was a native of
England, born in Lynsted Village in Kent on June 27, 1921. As a
young woman, she proudly served her country as a member of the
Royal Air Force during WWII. Later, she became an active member of
Daughters of the British Empire, an organization for women of
British heritage living in the United States. Mrs. Moore was
employed with Pollard's Pharmacy in Brookside for many years.
Her beloved husband, Harper P.
Moore, died in 2008. She is survived by her children, Lee Moore and
his wife, Ellyn, Wayne Moore, Keith Moore, and Maureen Swift and
her husband, Royden; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great
A memorial service was held at 1
pm on Saturday, May 16, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West
Park Place, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street,
Wilmington, DE 19801.
Leslie E. Taylor, "Ed" "Pop-Pop",
69, of Newark, died on May 12, at home surrounded by his family. He
was the husband of Sharon Morris with whom he shared 27
Born in Wilmington and raised in
New Castle, he was the son of the late Leslie and Julia Lewis
Taylor. Ed retired from Pott's Welding and worked for many years at
Weaver Pole Line Construction.
In addition to his wife, Ed is
survived by his children: L. Ed Taylor, Jr., Paul Pruitt, Natalie
Dillon, Stephanie Taylor, Patricia Taylor and Eva DeVincentis;
sister, Carol Indellini; and grandchildren: Amy, Bryan, Sean,
Larry, Brad, Anthony, Brittney, Kyle, Tony, Little Eddie and Amber.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy.
Relatives and friends were invited
to attend the viewing on Monday, May 18, at Gebhart Funeral Home,
531 Delaware St., Olde New Castle, DE 19720. The family offered a
eulogy at 3pm. Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to: Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside
Rd., Wilmington DE 19810.