April 2023 Issue

HOLLINGSHEAD — Mary Cloud Hamilton Hollingshead, 83, passed away on Feb. 5, 2023 in Clarksboro with her beloved husband of 61 years, Wickliffe Hollingshead, at her side.

She was the eldest daughter of the late Mary Cloud Bosworth and William Henry Hamilton of Denver, CO. Her proudest accomplishment was her family, including her two sons Wickliffe Stewart Hollingshead, II (Janet) and William Keith Hollingshead (Eileen); five grandsons Austin Martin, Hunter Quinton, Nolan Peaslee, Ryan Martin, and Matthew Stewart Hollingshead; four step grandchildren Eric, Alyssa, Brian and Lauren Salera; and sister Adnée de Mobrey Hamilton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Bosworth Hamilton Ammons.

Mary Cloud was born and raised in Denver, CCO and spent summers in Bourbon County, KY with her grandparents on their 9-generation family-owned farm. She lived in Norfolk, VA while Wick served in the Navy before moving to Southern New Jersey.

She graduated from Graland Country Day School, East High School, and Mary Baldwin College where she met her future husband on a blind date. Her Graland teachers instilled in her a deep and lasting curiosity of history, and her biology studies in college stimulated an interest in genetics.

This educational foundation led to a life-long fascination of historic preservation and family genealogy. Her roots trace back to some of the Founding Families of America. She loved her rural setting on the first road in America with views that reminded her of Kentucky, and she delighted in learning about the historical significance of the Delaware Valley.

Mary Cloud loved people and parties, and she sparkled at social occasions. She was among the first class of debutants at the Denver Symphony Ball, and she continued to dance miles across the globe with Wick throughout their marriage. She was kind and generous to her many friends, had an adventurous spirit, and enjoyed traveling. She and Wick planned grandparent trips with each grandson to share the wonders of the real West she knew and always loved.

Mary Cloud was active in numerous charitable organizations and was a hard-working committee member. She served as past President of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersey, Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, and President of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She also belonged to the Junior League of Philadelphia and Garden Club; National Society Daughters of 1812; Welcome Society of Pennsylvania, Descendants of Founders of New Jersey; Society of Daughters of Holland Dames; Swedish Colonial Society; and Daughters of the American Revolution.

HUFF — Mabel E. Huff, 81. She was meant to be a grandmother. Whatever money Mabel had, she spent on her grands and great-grands; everything from QVC purchases to little knick knacks and games she found volunteering at Kings Things.

It seems nothing could ever keep her down. Even with a combination of crutches and a wheelchair, Mabel was always on the move. She kept her mind sharp with crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, game shows and sudoku.

A young Mabel met a handsome neighbor in Mullica Hill. She and the late Edward Price were blessed with 5 children: the late Mildred Price, Edward (Kelli) Price, Theodore (Tracy Sorbello) Price, Victoria (Carlos Vazquez) Crew and Barbara (Carmelo Lopez) Price; 13 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, Francis (Frank) and Clara, two brothers Robert and Joseph, and two sisters, Clara and Frances. She is survived by her brother, Joseph Waegele and her sister, Elizabeth Densten and her cat, Moon (A.K.A. Satan).

BRINKMAN — John C. Brinkman (Jack), Jan. 29, 1931 to Feb. 9, 2023.

Jack was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. During his childhood his family moved out to Delaware County. He was a graduate of St. James High School. He attended Temple University and studied electronic engineering.

After that he joined the Air Force in 1951 to 1955. Jack was a crew chief aircraft engineer. After his service he married Carol Bigger who preceded him in death Jan. 4, 2013. They were married 56 years. They raised their family in Delaware County before moving to Swedesboro in 1977. For Jack’s remaining years, he lived in West Deptford.

He loved music reading history and walking, spending time with family. He had a great sense of humor.

Jack is survived by three daughters Susan Jackson, Lisa Diamond, and Karen Sharp. He had five grandchildren, Rachel Sloan Hughes, and Ryan Sloan. Jeffrey Jackson, Katie Jackson who preceded him in death in 2020 and Danielle Sharp. He had five great-grandchildren Joey Grace, Chloe, Nicholas, Abby and Bella.

OBERFRANK — Andrew “Andy” Oberfrank Jr, 64, of Woolwich Township, left us on Feb. 14, 2023, at Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill.

The oldest of three siblings was born on May 26, 1958 in Newark, New Jersey to Andrew Sr. and Maria Oberfrank. He is survived by his loving son, Andrew Oberfrank III, grandson Nolan and brother Robert.

Please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Memory of Andy.

THOMAS — Nicole Alise Thomas was born on Aug. 20, 1995, in Salem NJ, to Donna Green and Sherwood Thomas. She went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 24, 2023.

Nicole attended elementary and middle school in the Salem City School system. She then attended Kingsway High School in Swedesboro where she graduated in 2014. Upon graduating from high school, she attended PB Beauty School where she graduated in 2015 with a certificate in Cosmetology.

In 2015, Nicole accepted a position with Amazon ACY5 as a Tier 1 Associate. She continued her advancement and became an Area Manager in 2021. Nicole was known for taking ownership of any responsibility she was given.

Nicole loved her family and enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends.

Nicole was predeceased by her brother Phillip A. Green. She leaves to mourn her mother, Donna Green, father, Sherwood Thomas, her stepmother Quinn, her sisters, Michelle and Nia, her brothers, Mehki, Nathan and Marquis. Also, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and friends.

BROWN — Shirley S. Brown, age 85 of Harrisonville, passed away at home on Feb. 28, 2023, surrounded by her daughters.

Shirley was born on March 25, 1937 to Daniel and Mary (Moore) Snyder in Bridgeton, NJ. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Daniel R. Snyder, Sr., and her husband of 67 years, Richard.

Shirley was a 1954 graduate of Woodstown High School and worked for the Chevrolet dealership in Swedesboro. She was a homemaker and a volunteer with the Parents as Partners program at South Harrison Twp. Elementary School for four years and volunteered in the library.

She was a Band Booster with the Kingsway Regional High School marching band from 1972 to 1985. Shirley was a key member of the Harrisonville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for over 40 years. In 1979 she worked for Kingsway Regional High School in the cafeteria until 2005, from where she retired with 26 years of service.

She spent her remaining years enjoying her family, planting her flowers, and feeding her birds and squirrels. Shirley and her late husband, Richard, were often seen sitting in their booth at Point 40 Diner.

Shirley is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ard and Doug; her daughter, Peggy Hackett; her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn Hall and Mark; her daughter and son-in-law, Robin Jaramillo and Rich; her grandchildren, Steven Hackett, Joannie Hall, Trevor Ard, Daniel Hall, Scott Hackett, Samantha Homa, Ryan Ard, Sydney Jaramillo, and Richard Jaramillo; and her great-grandchildren, Adelaide Hackett, Kylie Chesser, Dylan Chesser, Taegen Homa, Evan Ard, Avery Ard, Timber Homa, Clifton Hall, and Jack Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angelic Health, 1050 Mantua Pike 1st Floor, Wenonah, NJ 08090, or visit https://www.donations.angelic.health/. Please visit htlayton.com htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to Shirley’s family.

WALLACE — Joseph Wallace, affectionately known as OC, 58 of Logan Twp., passed away peacefully at home.

Born in Mt. Holly, he resided in Logan Twp. for 23 years, coming from Burlington, NJ. He was a computer technician employed by Comp-u-com.

Joseph is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Linda (Nee Kinsey) Wallace, two sons, Joseph Wallace and his partner Christopher Giovanetti and Jarred Wallace, and his sister, Rose (Angel) Wallace. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Rose Marie Wallace, and his brother, Christopher Wallace.

A Memorial Service was held at the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Donations in his memory to Samaritan Hospice, PO Box 71425, Phila Pa 19176-1425 or samaritannj.org/donate, would be appreciated.

TWISS — Lorraine Twiss. Lila Lorraine Cooksey Twiss passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Friends Village in Woodstown, NJ, on March 13, 2023.

Lorraine was born in Omega, Georgia, Oct. 24, 1927. She grew up in South Georgia and moved to Swedesboro in 1944 to join her sisters, Lucille and Burma. She graduated from Swedesboro High School in 1945 and then went to work for Altman’s 5 & 10 Cent Store.

She worked for Hunter Oil Company as a bookkeeper in the late 1940’s until the early 1950’s. In 1958 she went to work for Del Monte Foods and retired in 1983 after 25 years of service in Quality Control.

She was a long time member of Bethesda United Methodist Church in Swedesboro and was also very active in the JEMS (Jesus Ever My Savior) Sunday School class. She was a member of the Woodstown Woman’s Club for many years. She also volunteered at King’s Things Christian Thrift Store and Food Pantry in Swedesboro where she was manager for 12 years.

She lived in Swedesboro until January 2015, when she moved to a lovely cottage at Friends Village in Woodstown. She lived there six years and then transitioned to Assisted Living.

Lorraine was predeceased by her beloved husband of 59 years, Robert L. Twiss, a life-long resident of Swedesboro. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Will Shippey Cooksey and Fred Duncan Cooksey, her siblings, Meta Lucille Cooksey Hatcher, Nadine Cooksey Rogers, Burma Cooksey Gaunt, Charlie Burke Cooksey, Fred Duncan Cooksey, Jr., her niece Glenda Rogers Williams, and her brothers-in-law Harold S Twiss, Jr. and Wilbur Twiss.

Lorraine is survived by her nieces Jane Rogers Crawley of Waycross, GA, Karen Marie Cooksey of San Diego, CA, and nephew Dr. James H. Rogers, Jr (Kathy) of Whidbey Island, WA. She is also survived by niece Patricia Twiss of Dover, DE and nephews, Harold Michael Twiss of Woolwich, Steven Twiss of Battleboro, VT and W. Lewis Twiss of Inverness, FL., and many great, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Interment at Lake Park Cemetery. Donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory to Bethesda United Methodist Church, King’s Things in Swedesboro, or a charity of your choice.

NICKERSON — Priscilla Nickerson, 81. You can’t stop a girl from shopping. Priscilla loved finding a bargain, be it in person or on QVC.

As a longtime driver for Liebfarth bussing she knew how to maintain order with the kids. But she loved driving even more in her later years when she worked with the special needs children at St. John of God School. The kids would know her warmth both as a driver and an aid.

But her real calling was as a grandmother; endless hours on the phone and one on one time with the grands. She enjoyed the sounds of Elvis and Johnny Mathis but would light up the most when her favorite Mel Carter song would play: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me. She and her husband would immediately take off for the dance floor.

She met the late Joe in the Summer of 1959. He was racing cars with friends at the Alcyon Speedway when he spied the pretty, blonde-haired girl sitting in a car. He took that opportunity to walk to the car, lean into the window and say “Baby, I’m going to marry you”.

The two would share a 62 year marriage. Throughout the years they showed way more displays of affection than their four children could stand. They were truly in love.

She is survived by four children: Eleanor Stokes, Kathleen (Mario) Correa, Joseph Nickerson IV, and Loretta Nickerson; four grandchildren Ashley Stokes (Gary) Pizzichillo, Kyle Stokes (and their father Glenn W. Stokes), Nichole Correa and Gina Correa; and three great grandchildren, Giuliana, Antonino and Gianluca Pizzichillo. Interment Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro.

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