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MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 4 - 10, 2008 United Methodist Church Cemetery, c/o Calvert Richardson, 15117 County Seat Hwy, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Edward William Boyce, 42 Edward William Boyce, of Hallam, PA, formerly of Seaford died on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at York Hospital in York, PA. Mr. Boyce was a supervisor for the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Manufacturing Plant in York, PA, prior to that he had worked for the Kellogg’s plant in PA and the Edward Boyce Pillsbury Plant of Federalsburg, MD. He had been in marshal arts since age nine and was a 6th degree black belt in karate and had, for a while, a marshal arts school in Dover. He is the son of Jacqueline Boyce and the late Edward Boyce. He is survived by a son, Edward M. Boyce of Seaford, a sister, Anita Boyce and her husband Joe of Seaford, his aunts and uncles, Ruth Goehring, Jake & Ruth Boyce, Gary and Debbie Flood and William Gayston, niece, Jessica Jefferson and her fiancée, Jason Garcia, nephews, Jade and Dylan Harris, Gage Trice and Richard Clark III.

Memorial Services will be on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St. Seaford.

Raymond William Matthews, 61 Raymond William Matthews of Seaford, passed away on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was born Jan. 2, 1947 in Easton, the son of Grace Eleanor Wright Matthews of Federalsburg, MD and the late Russell Woodrow Matthews. He was a graduate of Colonel Richardson High School class of 1968. He worked in food services and in building maintenance. He was a former member of the Easton Church of God where he worked in the school cafeteria. He was a member of the Church of God in Seaford and served as an usher, worked at the church’s Food Pantry and served on the Benevolence Ministry for several years. Besides his mother, Grace Matthews, he is survived by two sisters, Eileen Turbitt and her husband Bryan and Peggy Hill and her husband Richard, both of Federalsburg, five brothers, Edward Matthews of Federalsbusrg, Richard Matthews and his wife Sally of Camden-Wyoming, DE, Charles Matthews and his wife Jane and Teddy Matthews and his wife Diana, both of Federalsburg, and Terry Matthews and his wife Evelyn of St. Michaels, Md, and many nieces and nephews. Besides his father he was preceded in


death by a sister, Linda Sue Schech. Funeral services were held on Wed. Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg, Md with Rev. Kerry Clagg officiating, assisted by Rev. Robert Clagg. Interment followed in Hill Crest Cemetery in Federalsburg. Friends called on Wednesday at the funeral home. To share memories with the family please visit

Geneva Walls Stickley, 87 Geneva Walls Stickley of Seaford, died Friday, August 29, 2008 at Genesis Elder Care, Seaford. She was born on August 7, 1921 in Seaford, the daughter of Nora Hill Walls and Charles Walls. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Don Stickley, her son Daniel Stick-

ley and her brother Charles Walls. She is survived by her children, Donna Gwozdz and her husband Larry of Takoma Park, Md; Sharon Chandler of Roanoke, Va; Rebercca Norton and her husband Steve Norton of Laurel. She is also survived by two grandsons, Dan Shortridge and his wife Stefine Fitzer of Lewes, Del.; Tom Shortridge and his fiancee Anna Bowers of Hampton, Va; one great-granddaughter, Hadassah ShortridgePitzer of Lewes; and her brother, Dallas Walls of Seaford and his friend Goldie Weldon of Laurel and her sister-in-law Doris Walls of Seaford. She will be buried in Marietta, Ohio where she lived for many years. Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Gardeners encourage donations of surplus crops to soup kitchens This summer marks the start of the Delaware Master Gardeners association with Plant a Row for the Hungry. Sponsored nationally by the Garden Writers Association, Plant a Row for the Hungry encourages home gardeners to donate surplus vegetables to local food banks and soup kitchens. “In future growing seasons, we’ll be encouraging Delaware gardeners to set aside an extra garden row specifically to feed the needy,” says Carrie Murphy, horticultural agent for New Castle County Cooperative Extension. “But this year, we’re just asking gardeners to donate extra produce now, at harvest time.” The Master Gardeners practice what they preach. Murphy says that the Master Gardener demonstration plot at Bellevue State Park will soon have excess produce to donate. And the Master Gardener demonstration garden in Georgetown already has donated a considerable amount, says Master Gardener Linda Peters. Master Gardener Barbara Busch, who lives outside of Millsboro, was instrumental in getting the Master Gardeners and Cooperative Extension involved in the

Plant a Row program. In October, she relocated from Maine, where she was active in the York County Master Gardeners. Each year, this group donates some 60,000 pounds of produce to the needy. Thus far, the Delaware effort can be measured in hundreds of pounds, not thousands. “But every little bit helps,” says Busch. “So far this summer, I’ve brought 60 pounds of produce to the Christian Storehouse food bank in Millsboro.” Busch’s backyard garden only measures 6 feet by 10 feet and is mostly planted in heritage tomatoes. Although she has given away some of these tomatoes, the whopping share of that 60 pounds of produce was donated by area farmers. Steven Smith, director of operations for the Christian Storehouse, says that the Master Gardeners’ efforts are appreciated, especially in light of the current economy. “The number of people we help has doubled in the last six to eight months,” says Smith. For more information, call the Sussex County Cooperative Extension office at 302-856-7303.

The Family of Mimi Boyce wishes to express our gratitude to all of our family, church family, and friends for all of your visits, phone calls, food, cards and your love and prayers during this difficult time. A special thanks goes to Rev. Wayne Grier for all of his visits to the hospital and his prayers with our family. The overwhelming support of the community is deeply appreciated.


Dale, Brenda, Bob, Jana, Mike, Blair, Kelley and Families

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