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Obituaries

Ballard Howell

Ballard Howell

May 13, 1940 — December 5, 2019
Service: December 10, 2019

Ballard Lee Howell, 79, of Rising Sun, MD passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at home surrounded by family, following a period of declining health. Born on May, 13, 1940 in Pikeville, KY, he was the oldest child of Levi Howell and Amy Tackett Howell. She passed away when he was a small child. Ballard married his high school sweetheart, R. Kay Reed, and they lived "happily ever after" for 57 years until she passed in 2017. A...

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Emma Arline Hayes

Emma Arline Hayes

November 21, 1940 — December 4, 2019
Service: December 12, 2019

Emma Arline Hayes of Elkton, MD, age 79, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was born on November 21, 1940 in Port Deposit, MD to the late Freel Hampton Hayes and Frances Virginia (McCloud) Hayes. Emma was a lifelong resident of Cecil County, graduated from Perryville High School in 1958, and went on to attend Cecil County Community College. Emma was a very talented artist. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting...

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Noble "Frank" Cahall III

Noble "Frank" Cahall III

November 30, 1967 — December 3, 2019
Service: December 14, 2019

Noble "Frank" Franklin Cahall III of Newark, DE, age 52, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019. He was born in Elkton, MD on November 30, 1967 to Catherine Ann (Goodchild) Coe and the late Noble Franklin Cahall, Jr. Frank grew up with family members who were mechanics and found an interest in transmissions. He started building transmissions as a side job, which evolved in to his own business. In 2004, Frank started Cahall Performance...

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Lou Hoffman

Lou Hoffman

July 21, 1957 — December 2, 2019
Service: December 8, 2019

Lou Hoffman of Lincoln University, PA, age 62, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. Lou was born on July 21, 1957 in Wilmington, DE to the late Betty (née Thompson) and Walter Logan. Lou was a graduate of the University of Delaware and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology. After a rewarding career at DuPont, she decided to devote her time to being a stay-at-home mother to her two children. Lou was also a freelance writer of short...

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Ann Ferry

Ann Ferry

November 4, 1924 — December 1, 2019
Service: No Services

Ann Marie Ferry, age 95 of Newark, Delaware, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Ann was born on November 4, 1924 in Miami, Florida to the late Arthur and Evelyn (Bowe) Knowles. Ann was a great lady and polite individual. She was well liked by all and will be remembered for her kind soul. Her late husband, Robert Leo Ferry, Sr. founded Rent It, Inc., which was Delaware's first rental tool business. She was extremely proud of her...

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Raymond Kennard

Raymond Kennard

September 10, 1926 — December 1, 2019
Service: December 23, 2019

Raymond S. Kennard (Bud), age 93 of Newark, DE passed away at his home of 55 years on December 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on September 10, 1926 at home in Newark, DE to the late Charles E. and Hazel Kennedy Kennard. After graduating from Newark High School in 1944 Bud joined the US Navy and served in the Pacific Theater. Upon returning home, he attended the University of Delaware and received his degree in Civil...

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Kenneth Rash

Kenneth Rash

August 9, 1934 — December 1, 2019
Service: December 12, 2019

Kenneth Rash of Newark, DE, age 85, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Kenneth was born on August 9, 1934 in Newark, DE to the late Brack and Luna Rash. Mr. Rash was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware in Newark, DE and while he was in college he joined the U.S. Marine Reserves. He was the middle child of eight and was born at home in Landenberg, PA. At age thirteen or fourteen his mom passed away and his dad...

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Retha D. Simmons

Retha D. Simmons

May 17, 1930 — December 1, 2019
Service: December 11, 2019

Retha D. Simmons, age 89, of Elkton, MD passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019. She was born in West Jefferson, NC on May 17, 1930 to the late Allie Osborne. Retha enjoyed her nursing career many years ago. She was a musician who played guitar and loved to sing. Retha was a member of the Elkton Church of God, as a part of being a church member she would go to nursing homes and sing. During her free time, she enjoyed reading a good book,...

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Robert Edward Boutin, Jr.

Robert Edward Boutin, Jr.

February 21, 1956 — November 28, 2019
Service: December 6, 2019

Robert Edward "Bob" Boutin Jr. of Elkton, MD, age 63, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 after a 3 ½ year fight with ALS. Robert was born in Wilmington, DE on February 21, 1956 to Sarah Ann (Yedinak) Boutin and the late Robert Edward Boutin Sr. Bob loved spending time in the outdoors, especially crabbing, fishing, hunting and boating. He was a real handyman, always willing to help out friends, family and neighbors. Bob loved watching...

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Mark A. Durrell

Mark A. Durrell

December 26, 1964 — November 27, 2019
Service: December 7, 2019

Mark Durrell of Newark, DE, age 54, "Superman" has succumbed to his Kryptonite on Wednesday November, 27, 2019. Mark was born on December 26, 1964 in Wilmington, DE to the late Joseph Durrell II. Mark attended Newark High School and went on to help his dad with the family businesses, Durrell Sandblasting & Painting and Friendly Oil Company, then took ownership of the family businesses after the passing of his dad in 2006. He loved tinkering...

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