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Obituaries

Ronald Doc Smith

Ronald Doc Smith

September 14, 1941 — December 6, 2016
Service: December 17, 2016

Ronald "Doc" Smith, 75, of Newark, Delaware, passed away at home peacefully on December 6, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by loving family and his pets, Mousse, Debi, and Maggie. Doc was born in Port Chester, NY on September 14, 1941 and was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a US Navy Corpsman with the US Marines. He was an expert in World War II aircraft, loved antiques, and building his model aircraft. An...

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Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney

Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney

September 16, 1987 — December 6, 2016
Service: December 17, 2016

Michael Sean Douglas Sweeney, age 29, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He was born on September 16, 1987 in Newark, DE to James Sean Sweeney and Anne-Marie (Blair) Sweeney. Michael was a graduate of Elkton High School where he played football and was in the marching band which he enjoyed for four years. He was a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Michael loved animals and comics, especially the Hulk who was his...

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Brandy Idabell Little

Brandy Idabell Little

November 20, 1983 — December 5, 2016
Service: December 9, 2016

Brandy Idabell Little, age 33 of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly on December 5, 2016. She was born on November 20, 1983, in Havre De Grace, MD to David and Annette Little. Brandy is survived by her two children David Little, age 11, and Bradon Wade, age 4. Both of the boys live with their grandparents in Rising Sun. She is also survived by her brother, Melvin Mussleman of Darlington, MD; sister, Summer Little of Rising Sun, MD; seven...

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Vada Mae Yount

Vada Mae Yount

September 3, 1920 — December 5, 2016
Service: December 16, 2016

Vada Mae Yount, age 96, of Newark, DE, passed away on December 5, 2016. Born in Summerville, PA on September 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Irene (Shields) Brosius. Vada was a graduate of Summerville High School and later graduated from Clarion State Teachers College. Her teaching career began at the Junior/Senior High School in Verona, PA where she met and later married Joe Yount. Vada was an elementary teacher and...

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Travis Ezell Riley, Sr.

Travis Ezell Riley, Sr.

July 12, 1944 — December 4, 2016
Service: December 10, 2016

Travis Ezell Riley, age72, of Elkton, MD, and formerly from Alabama, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home in Elkton, MD. He was born on July 12, 1944, in Perry County, AL, to the late Floyd and Velma Terrell Riley. A skilled and talented finish carpenter, he worked as a cabinet maker for several manufacturers over the years until his retirement. He was known as a simple man who enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, especially...

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Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD.

Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD.

July 13, 1973 — November 30, 2016
Service: December 7, 2016

Tracey Benjamin Serpi, PhD of Churchville, MD, age 43, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 13, 1973 in Elkton, MD to Henry Wayne Benjamin and Norma Combs Benjamin. Tracey graduated as valedictorian from the Rising Sun High School Class of '91, and continued her education at University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Maryland at Baltimore, ultimately...

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Gene  Patrick  Ward

Gene Patrick Ward

June 3, 1931 — November 30, 2016
Service: No Services

Gene Patrick "Pat" Ward, 85, of Chesapeake City, MD, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. He was born on June 3, 1931, in Elkton, MD, to the late Joseph Vincent Ward and Charlotte Matilda (Hostetter) Ward. Pat graduated from the Jacob Tome Institute in 1949 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953, retiring on May 1, 1964, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He returned to Cecil County and worked for the CECIL WHIG as a reporter and...

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James Milton Ross

James Milton Ross

April 3, 1933 — November 28, 2016
Service: December 17, 2016

James Milton Ross, age 83, of Newark, DE; formerly of Conway, AR, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. He was born on April 3, 1933 in Detroit, MI to the late Kinneth Rupert Ross and Opal Lorene (Anderson) Ross. James is survived by his two daughters: Katherine Ross and Carrie Lee Bottarini and her husband, John; three sons: Tommy Ross and his wife, Valerie, Jim Ross, and John Ross and his wife, Sarae; his brother, Kinneth Paul Ross;...

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Roberta P. Bullen

Roberta P. Bullen

August 21, 1926 — November 26, 2016
Service: December 9, 2016

Roberta P. Bullen, age 90, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. She was born on August 21, 1926 in Burdine, KY to the late John Auther Plummer and Clara (Bellomy) Plummer. Roberta was the past commander of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and she volunteered at Perry Point Hospital in Perryville, MD for 30 years. She was a proud member of the St. Rose of Lima Church. Roberta enjoyed crafting and being with her children and...

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Bonnie Gale Page

Bonnie Gale Page

February 2, 1935 — November 24, 2016
Service: November 30, 2016

Bonnie Gale Page, age 81, of Rising Sun, MD passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016. She was born on February 2, 1935 in Otsego, WV to the late Alva Sizemore and Hazel (Stoneman) Sizemore. Bonnie enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her friends. Her most cherished time was spent with her family and beloved grandchildren. Bonnie is survived by her four sons: John Michael Shrewsbury and his wife, Diane, Patrick Dane Shrewsbury...

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