Obituaries Jan. 30, 2015

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015


Heaven Bowers

Heaven LeeAnne Bowers, 16, beloved daughter of Anthony A. Bowers II and Michelle Anne Bourne Bowers, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Heaven was born on Aug. 21, 1998, in Georgetown. She was a member of Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church and was a junior at Andrews High School, where she excelled in basketball and academics. Heaven was a former student at Waccamaw High School, was a Duke Scholar, received many awards, including an Outstanding Performance Award, and was in the chorus. She enjoyed playing basketball, singing, water skiing, snow skiing and was a dog lover.

She is survived by her mother and father of Georgetown; three sisters, Autumn Lambert (Devin) of Georgetown, Amber Potter (Brock) of Florence and Noel Bowers of Georgetown; paternal grandparents, Loretta and Tony Bowers of Andrews; maternal grandparents, Larry Bourne (Carol) of Andrews; paternal great grandmother, Eugenia Crawford of Andrews; two aunts, Tina Mercer (Mitchell) of Georgetown, Tracey Langston (Jack) of Andrews; one uncle, Joey Bourne (Elizabeth) of Andrews; one niece, Hailey Potter; one nephew, Brock Anthony Potter; cousins, Jessica Mixon Wilson, Julia Morris, Dawson Bourne, Caroline Bourne and Laci Mercer; many other special family members and friends; and a special companion that she held close to her heart since preschool, Fluffy.

Heaven was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Sharon Bourne; paternal great grandparents, Adam Bowers, Mary Lambert and Monroe Lambert; maternal great grandparents, Herbert Dolin and Betty Dolin, Caroline Bourne and John Bourne; and a cousin, Jonathan Mixon.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Rev. Chris Browder officiated. Burial was in the Lambert Cemetery.

The family received friends Saturday at Saints Delight Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown was in charge of the arrangements. www.grahamfuneralhome.org.

Nancy Cooch

Nancy duPont Reynolds Cooch, age 95, of Greenville, DE passed away quietly at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

Mrs. Cooch was born in 1919 to the late Eugene Eleuthere and Catherine Dulcinea Moxham duPont. She attended Tower Hill School, graduated from Westover School in Middlebury, CT in 1937, and attended Goldey Beacom College from 1938-1939. In 1940, she married her first husband, William Glasgow Reynolds, who passed away in January 1987. In 2003, she married Edward W. Cooch, Jr. who passed away in September 2010.

She was very active in community affairs serving as past president of the Board of Directors Children’s Home in Claymont, past president of the Children’s Bureau of Delaware; past regent of Gunston Hall in Lorton, VA, past president of the Garden Club of Wilmington, and guild and research staff of Winterthur Museum from 1955 to 1963.

At the time of her death, Mrs. Cooch was serving as a member of the Advisory Committee for Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, the Advisory Garden and Grounds Committee of Winterthur Museum and on the Advisory Architectural Committee at the University of Delaware.

Mrs. Cooch was co-chairman of the committee to restore and administer St. James Brick Church in McClellanville and chairman of the duPont Family Chapel Committee.

A well-known sculptor, she pioneered carving in lucite and also worked in bronze. She had several single-artist shows including Caldwells, Inc. in 1975 and a show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC in 1998. She exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, National Sculpture League in New York City in 1963, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1977, Lever House in New York City in 1979 and in numerous local group shows.

Her work is represented in numerous private collections and in permanent collections at Wilmington Trust Co., Stephenson Science Building at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, Luther Towers in Wilmington, Longwood Gardens, Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, University of Delaware, Biggs Museum in Dover and includes the crucifix statue at the duPont Family Chapel in Greenville.

She researched and designed over 400 needlepoint kneelers for Christ Episcopal Church in Greenville, DE and wrote the book on religious symbolism, “Needlepoint Kneelers.”

She is a member of the Colonial Dames, a charter member of the Mayflower Descendants, League of American Pen Women, Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Clos de Vougeot in Bourgogne, France, the Garden Club of Wilmington, and the Colony Club in New York City.

Mrs. Cooch was predeceased by her eldest daughter, Katedulwe Glasgow Reynolds. She is survived by three children, William Bradford Reynolds, Mary Parminter McKeever and Cynthia du Pont Farris, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at the duPont Family Chapel, Greenville, DE. Interment was private.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Georgetown.

For online condolences, please visit Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory, chandlerfuneralhome.com or 302-478-7100.

Eleanor Jones

Eleanor A. Tookie (Chandler) Jones, born Dec. 29, 1958, of Murrells Inlet, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 after a long illness.

Tookie is survived by her mother Wayne Ayers Chandler; her husband of 37 years, Don Jones; son, Ben Jones and wife Michelle; daughter, Hope Brode and husband Rob; one granddaughter she loved dearly, Ella Rose Brode; two brothers, Boo and Joe Chandler; two sisters, Kim Elmore and husband Michael and Rebecca Chandler and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Tommy Chandler.A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Belin Memorial Cemetery. Condolences can be made at www.burroughsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pediatric Cancer program at the Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston – 86 Jonathan Lucas St., Charleston, SC 29403.


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