Jeffrey W. Mortimer, Jr.

Jeffrey W. Mortimer, Jr., age 55 of Pilesgrove, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Seasons Hospice in Christiana Hospital. Born in Mannington, he was the son of Jeffrey W. Sr. & Kathleen (Crawford) Mortimer. Jeff was a 1980 graduate of Woodstown High School and a 1984 graduate of Salisbury University in MD. He started a career in videography and worked as a research technician for DuPont Experimental Station in Delaware, serving for 29 years. Among his many community involvements, he served on the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Board of Education, coached many different youth sports, and served many years as the D.J. for the Independence Day fireworks celebration at the rec field and the D.J. and announcer for opening day of Little League. Jeff enjoyed music and electronics, and he enjoyed traveling. He loved his family vacations and videotaping his children. He also had a large group of close friends who he enjoyed spending time with, especially the OBX group.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cheryl (Duffield); his daughter, Melissa; his son & his son’s fiancée, Zach & Hope; his parents, Jeff Sr. & Kathy; his sister & brother-in-law, Nancy & Patrick Faline; his mother-in-law & father-in-law, Penny & Bob Duffield; and his brother-in-law, Bobby (& Betty Jo).

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 27th in Sharptown Methodist Church, 24 Church St., Pilesgrove, where friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 PM on Sunday evening and from 10 to 11 AM on Monday morning. Burial will follow the funeral service in Lawnside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Peter Skelton Sarcoma Research Foundation, 32 Chester Ave., Gibbstown, NJ, 08027, or to the Jeff Mortimer, Jr. Scholarship Fund, which can be mailed to Woodstown High School, 140 East Ave., Woodstown, NJ 08098, c/o Nan Hathaway. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

James B. Powell

James Bert Powell, age 87, of Woodstown, died March 17, 2017.

He was born in Erie, PA in 1930, son of the late T. Bert and Agnes Nelson Powell.

After graduation from Penn State University in 1952, he served two years in the U.S. Army. In 1953, during his service, he married his college sweetheart, Betty M. Seltzer, and after military service they both went back to the family farm in Erie until 1958. Employment with Del Monte in Swedesboro for more than a decade in the agriculture research and field departments, then led to a move to Woodstown. He later taught at Carelton School in Penns Grove for 20 years before retirement.

He was an active, dedicated member of Asbury United Methodist Church for nearly 60 years. He had a passion for gardening and enjoyed many community activities.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Powell.

Survivors include his wife Betty, two sons, Tom and Ken(Mary), two granddaughters, Kelly and Kimberly, three grandsons, Ryan, Matt, and Luke, and one great granddaughter Adelyn.

Friends may attend a memorial service at 11 AM on Saturday, March 25th at Asbury United Methodist Church, 149 S. Main St., Woodstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

Alfred C. Burden, Sr.

Alfred Carlton Burden, Sr., age 90 of Sharptown, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in his home. He leaves behind five children, eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and a brother.

Born in Mannington, he was the son of the late William & Laura McGill Burden. He was predeceased by his wife of 71 years, Edna Grace (Kennedy) Burden last December; three brothers and one sister. Mr. Burden was a US Navy veteran of WWII, and he retired from DuPont after 36 years of service as a pipefitter and later as a supervisor. He was a member of Sharptown Methodist Church, enjoyed traveling to Florida with his wife in winter months, and loved spending time with his family.

A private graveside service was held in Sharptown Methodist Cemetery on Saturday, March 18th. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Compassionate Care Hospice for their support in his final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 261 Connecticut Dr., Suite 1, Burlington, NJ 08016. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

Russell J. “Rusty” Drummond, Jr.

Russell J. “Rusty” Drummond, Jr., age 44, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Rusty leaves behind his beloved wife, Laura (nee Birchmire); the apples of his eye, Zoey and Abby; his father and mother, Russ and Carol; and his brother, Mike.

Rusty was a superintendent at the DRBA, and he was a dedicated family man and an avid fisherman.

Memorial services will be held at 4 PM on Sunday, March 19th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, NJ, where friends are invited to visit from 2 PM until the time of service. A celebration of his life will follow the memorial service, from 5-7 PM at the Reliance Fire Hall, 25 Broad St., Woodstown, NJ. Bring a good story and cheerful thoughts.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

 

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Margery Carole Skinner

Margery Carole Skinner, age 72 of Pilesgrove, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 in her home with her family by her side. Born in Woodbury, she was the daughter of the late Ulysses Sherman & Marjorie Doris (Geitz) Estilow. Margery was a 1962 graduate of Swedesboro High School, and she received her B.S. from Drexel University in 1967 where she was a member of Varsity Singers and toured Europe with them. She loved teaching elementary education, and retired in 2002 after over 30 years of service. During those years, she taught in Harrison Twp., South Harrison Twp., Friends School of Mullica Hill, and East Greenwich Twp. For her service, she was named Gloucester County Outstanding Teacher in 1998.

Margery is survived by her husband, who she married on June 22, 1968, Leroy W. Skinner; her son & daughter-in-law, David D. & Amy (Buenaflor) Skinner; her daughter & son-in-law, Amy Carole (Skinner) & Michael Thomas Hays; and her sister, Betsy Estilow.

More than anything else, Margery loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a caring, compassionate, and generous person. She enjoyed history and genealogy, especially visiting Colonial Williamsburg, and camping with her family. She was a devoted member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro where she enjoyed singing in the choir.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, March 17th in Evangelical United Methodist Church, 14 West Cohawkin Rd., Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Viewings will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday evening in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, NJ 08098, and from 10 to 11 AM on Friday morning in Evangelical U.M. Church. Following the funeral service, burial will be in Mullica Hill Friends Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church, 14 West Cohawkin Rd., Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

Shirley A. Woods

Shirley A. Woods, age 69 of Newfield, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Cooper Hospital in Camden.

Born in Vineland, she was the daughter of the late Isaac & Nancy (Green) VanCulin, and was predeceased by her husband, David Lee Woods, Sr. She is survived by her son, David Jr.; brothers, Isaac, David, and Larry VanCulin; sister, Georgia Johnson-Swain, and her companion, Wilbert Turpin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 13th in the H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 10 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Friendship Methodist Cemetery.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.856.769.1515

 

Eva S. Lowry

Eva Saunderlin Lowry, 94, of Hopewell Township, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Salem Memorial Hospital. Eva was the daughter of the late Loren and Ruth (Padgett) Saunderlin. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Joseph H. Lowry; daughter, Sharon Lowry Toye; grandson, Loren Toye; and sister-in-law, Helen Saunderlin.

She is survived by her children: Donna (Bill) Betz and Joseph (Donna) Lowry; brother, Arthur (Marina) Saunderlin; grandchildren: Jill (Tim) Brown; Stacy (Mark) Anderson; Regan (Bryan) Trexler; Jessica (James) Truxell; Erin Lowry (David); Allison Lowry and Melissa Lowry; great-grandchildren: Timothy Brown; Matthew Brown; Tyler Anderson; Clinton Lowry; Dylan Truxell; Kaleb Kucharik; Noah Kurcharik; Ava Trexler, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 2pm in H.T. Layton Funeral Home, 102 South Main Street, Woodstown,NJ.

Relatives and friends my visit on Wednesday from 1pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in Canton Baptist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Eva’s memory to the charity of ones choice.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

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Arthur Thomas (Tom) Miller

Arthur Thomas (Tom) Miller

Of Woodstown, NJ, died peacefully at home March 2, 2017 at age 73.

A graduate of Central High School in Philadelphia and Temple University, Tom served in the Army, worked for Philco-Ford, ARA Services and IMS, and retired from Mannington Mills. He was a member of the Mannington Mills Retiree Association, Second Pennsylvania Regiment (Revolutionary War reenactment) and the Philadelphia Guild of Changeringers. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, son Mark, son Michael and his wife Angela Walls, sister Karen Andreasen and her husband Gary and their family. Visitation at Layton Funeral Home, 102 S. Main Street, Woodstown, NJ 08098, Friday March 10, from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service at Saint Mark’s Church, 1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia on Saturday, March 11 at 11 am. Interment at Salem County Veteran’s Cemetery, route 45, Pilesgrove, NJ, Saturday, March 11 at approximately 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to Saint Mark’s Church, 1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, or to Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, attn: Emma Lavery/Dr. Sato, Office of Institutional Advancement at Jefferson, 125 S. 9th Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107, with checks payable to Jefferson with note that the donation is for Uveal Melanoma Research.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

Margaret W. “Peg” Haines

Margaret W. “Peg” Haines, age 95 of Pilesgrove, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Friends Village with her family at her side. Peg was born on November 25, 1921 to A. LaDow Walker and Margaret Walker. She was raised in Haddonfield, NJ and graduated in 1939 from Haddonfield Memorial High School and then a private business school. She was employed by First Camden National Bank and Trust Company. In 1942, she married Neil Haines, an army officer, and traveled with him to army bases in the country for the remainder of World War II. Peg was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodstown.

Peg is survived by her daughter, Paula Dick (& Rev. John) of Middletown, OH; her sons, Jeffrey (& Pamela) of Andover and Christopher of Basking Ridge; her grandchildren, Andrew (& Lauren) and Jamie Dick, Timothy and Phillip Haines, and Julie (& Joe) Hiles; her great-granddaughters, Julia and Savannah; her sister, Marian Stephens of Wappingers Falls, NY; and her daughter-in-law, Linda Shaw. In addition to her parents, Peg was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Neil, in October of 2004; her stepmother, Edith McGill Walker; and her son, Alan, in March of 2010.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, March 16th in the First Baptist Church, 117 S. Main St., Woodstown, where friends are invited to visit from 1 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made in memory of Peg Haines to the First Baptist Church of Woodstown, 117 S. Main St., Woodstown, NJ, 08098. Please reference the “Capital Campaign” with your donation.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

 

 

 

Joyce Rosalie Verna

Joyce Rosalie Verna, age 72 of Alloway Township, died Sunday, February 19, 2017 in her home with her family by her side. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Russell & Adeline (Coleloa) Greco. Joyce was an artist, and she was a member of Our Lady of Hope Church in Blackwood. She is survived by her husband, Frank R. Verna. She loved her family and will be missed dearly by her husband, children, grandchildren, and friends.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, March 4th in St. Gabriel the Arch Angel Parish, 369 Georgetown Rd., Carneys Point, NJ, 08069, where friends are invited to visit from 10 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 160 E. 9th Ave., Runnemede, NJ 08078.

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