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Emma Hamblin, operated beauty salon

Jun 03, 2014

Mrs. Emma Hamblin, 95, of Selbyville, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Emma was born in Spring Creek, Mo., March 25, 1919, to the late Monroe and Martha R. Long Foster. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hamblin in 2013; six siblings, Blanche Anaya, Floyd Foster, Mabel Achteberg, Clara Bradford, Fred Foster and Clarence Foster; and a son-in-law, Gerald Megee in 2003.

She owned and operated a beauty salon from her home in Selbyville for many years. She was also a seamstress. Emma was a member of the Selbyville Assembly of God Church where she was very active and devoted to the church. She loved gardening and flowers and will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Emma will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Celeste Merritt and her husband Larry Sr. of Bishopville, Md.; one brother, Roy Lee Foster of Lequay, Mo.; two grandchildren, Mendi Smith and her husband Erik and Ryan Megee and his wife Kelley; and two great-grandchildren, Sommer Smith and Foster Smith. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 5, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call after noon. Burial will follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

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