January 2018 Issue Obituaries

BABINGTON —  Trula G. Babington, affectionately known as TUEY, 79, of Logan Twp., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 6.

Born and raised in Mercer County, West Virginia, Tuey moved to Logan Twp. in 1998, coming from Ravenna, Ohio. She retired from the South Jersey Auction, Repaupo, where she worked with her family. Tuey was always recognizable jetting around town in her royal blue car, wearing her white jacket and dark sunglasses. She was a hen on a hot rock with no grass growing under her feet, as Tuey loved helping people with things and socializing, especially at the ShopRite and the Swedesboro Diner. A strong family woman, true to her family and to her God, she enjoyed cooking beautiful family feasts and took pride gardening in front of her home.

Tuey had been married to her late husband Wayne O. for 50 years before his passing in 2013. She is survived by her son and his wife, Robert and Lisa, granddaughter, Kortney and sister, Lillian Richards.

Services were held at the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Contributions in her memory to Celebrating Our Veterans Inc., 1011 Buck St., Millville, NJ 08332 or online at www.celebratingourveterans.com/donate would be appreciated.

McGRAW — Patricia Ann McGraw (nee Bittle), 80, of Logan Twp., died suddenly on Nov. 21, 2017 at home. Pat was born in Staten Island, NY; beloved wife of the late Andrew. She enjoyed gardening, trips to the casino, mountains and the shore.

Survived by her two daughters Andrea Reed (Mark); Lou Ann Canzanese; two brothers, Andrew (Connie) Bittle; Bruce (Sue) Bittle; four sisters, Peggy (Sam) Caltabiano; Judy Holl; Kitty (Bill) Reilly; Colleen (Tony) Sarica; four grandchildren, Ryan; Laurie; Sherri; Raymond, and three great-grandchildren Jace; Hannah, and Alyssa.

Internment at the Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.adamsstiefelfuneralhome.com.

LONG — Patricia J. Long, age 73, of Logan Twp., went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 30, 2017 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer.

Patricia graduated from Penns Grove High School in 1962 and worked at DuPont Chambers Works as a Chemical Operator for 27 years. She was a proud member of the Walker Dyer American Legion Auxiliary Unit 181 for 47 years and served as State President of the American Legion Auxiliary Dept. of NJ 1992 to 1993. She was also a member of the 8/40 Salon No. 7 of Camden County.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents, William and Gloria (Eisenhardt) Long, her sisters, Sandra Galloway, Gail Long, and Terry Long. She is survived by her four children, Gloria (Dowdy) Congleton, James R. Dowdy, Jr., Robert C. Dowdy, and Maggie McMahon. Patricia is also survived by her six grandchildren, William Congleton, Jacob and Andrew Dowdy, Crystal and Baxton Dowdy, and Abigail Resto. She became a first time great-grandmother in July to Gabriel Dowdy.

The family suggest memorial contributions to the American Legion Auxiliary Nurses Scholarship or the Lung Force (American Lung Association women against lung cancer).

WIEST — George R. Wiest Jr. age 80, of Harrisonville passed Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017 at Friends Village with his family by his side.

George was a veteran of the United States Navy and worked as an Electrician for Texaco / Coastal for 35 years. He enjoyed spending his time at Bridgeport and Alcyon Speedway. He was also an avid carpenter with a passion for making children’s toys.

George is survived by his loving wife Rosemarie (nee Wyzykowski), his sons Jim and his wife Sharon, Rob and wife Robin Wiest, one grandson Jimmy and by sisters Virginia Cope and Barbara Graves.

Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com. The family asks for donations to be made to one of three organizations, Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517, Friends Village Fund, friendsvillage.org/friends-giving, or Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 E. Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.

HAGUE — Kenneth C. Hague Jr. age 82 years of Mickleton died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Paulsboro and lived in East Greenwich for over 60 years. Mr. Hague retired from Monsanto in 1993 as an Insulator in the Maintenance Department with over 20 years of service. He was a member of the VCCA and enjoyed restoring old cars and trucks, along with being an avid history buff, studying the Civil War and World War II. Mr. Hague was involved in real estate and spent his retirement working on his rental properties.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Angela Hague (nee Georgiana) of Mickleton; his children, Kenneth III and Wanda Hague of Ridgeville, IN, Timothy J. and Linda Hague of South Harrison, Deborah and Francis Miller of Mickleton, David S. and Rosann Hague of Elmer, Mark and Robin Hague of Clarksboro; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and his brother, Joe and Elizabeth Hague of Vineland.

Funeral services were held in the McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in his memory to the Building Fund of Trinity Methodist Church, 284 Cedar Rd., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

PIDGEON — Walter Donald Pidgeon, age 84 of Carneys Point, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in Christiana Hospital.

Born in Swedesboro on May 28, 1933, he was the son of the late Isaac & Eleanor (Dawson) Pidgeon. Walter was a 1951 graduate of Penns Grove High School, and he was a self-employed farmer, working on his family farm in Carneys Point. Later, he worked at DuPont Chambers Works, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of St. Paul’s and Emmanuel United Methodist Churches in Penns Grove, and he enjoyed hunting, gardening, watching professional wrestling, and spending time with his family in Ocean City. He loved his family dearly, including his little puppies, Wee One and Missy.

Walter is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joanne C. (Houser) Pidgeon; his children, Karen Campbell (Bruce), Susan Birchmire (David), Nancy Poplos (Ken), and Linda Gaudet; his grandchildren, Bruce Campbell, Jr., Rochelle Campbell, David Birchmire, Jr., Laura Drummond, Steven Gaudet, Whitney Gaudet, and Nick Poplos; his great-grandchildren, Cole and Leah Campbell, and Zoey and Abby Drummond. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Gladys Pastell; his brother, William Pidgeon; his grandson, Ken Poplos, II, US Marine Corps PFC; his great-granddaughter, Makena Birchmire; and his grandson-in-law, Rusty Drummond. Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.

DICKSON — Gloria (Hoag) Dickson, of Woolwich Township, passed to eternal rest on Dec. 8, 2017. She was born on March 28, 1931 in Rouses Point, NY and enjoyed her 86 plus years to the fullest.

Gloria was a graduate of Rouses Point High School and after graduation was employed by Ayerst Laboratories in Rouses Point for over 13 years. Gloria married her grade school crush David in 1961 and their marriage endured for over 52 years until his death in 2013. They resided in the Plattsburgh NY area until moving to Stillwater NY in 1974. In 2013 they moved to Woolwich Township to be closer to family.

Gloria always loved to sing and her earliest memories were those of performing for friends and family. She sang in church choirs throughout her life and was nearly a four-decade staple in the Mechanicville NY United Methodist Church choir. Through some strange twist she was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals’ fan and was known on more than one occasion for her bravery, cheering for them at Brooklyn Dodger and NY Giants games.

Her other great passion was something lost in today’s world, actual correspondence via mail. She was known to send cards and letters on a near continuous basis, Christmas card writing was her ultimate joy.

Gloria is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Julie Dickson, grandchildren, Thomas and Katherine, as well as several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, David A. Dickson, her brother, Carson B. Hoag and her sister M. Eileen Hoag.

Interment Lake Park Cemetery. Memorial donations in Gloria’s name to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund (heartlandhospicefund.org) will be appreciated. Share a Gloria memory at ifecelebrationstudio.com.

HILLARD — Lois June Spissell Hillard of Clarksboro, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, after a valiant fight with lung cancer. She was a painter, roller skater, world cruiser, and long-time volunteer at Gloucester County Animal Shelter in Clayton, NJ. Her kindness will be missed by all whose lives she touched. She graduated from Cooper Nursing School in 1952, and served in the US Air Force from 1961-1964 as a Registered Nurse.

She is predeceased by her sister, Connie S. Rowe of Wenonah, NJ and her brother, Donald A. Spissell of Woodbury, NJ. She is survived by her sister, Norma A. Reid of West Deptford, NJ; her brother, Richard M. Spissell of Clarksboro; her daughters Lisa B. Carter of Seattle, WA and Lori J. Hillard of Edmonds, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews who were very dear to her. The family would like to express their thanks to all her friends, including those from the roller skating rink, who called, visited and spent time telling stories about her. Special thanks to her nephew, Richard T. Spissell and his wife Tami who were there to help when she needed it. Also to her niece Andrea Rowe who was of great help during her final days. Please donate to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 N Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312.

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