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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2009 12:00 am

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 Wilmington, DE.
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 Christiana Hospital.
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 Conley
Carolyn R. (Wongus) Conley, 73, of Newark, DE, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, in Christiana Hospital.
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.
Catherine Davis
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 grandchildren.
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, DE.
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 19801.
Elizabeth Detwiler
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 Elizabeth.
Funeral services and interment were private.
Jean Marley
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 was needed.
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 sister.
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
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 K-Mart.
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.
Barbara Moore
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 grandchildren.
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 Taylor
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 years.
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.

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