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January 13, 2019 GMT

CLYDE ALBERT GILKERSON, age 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019, with his loving wife of 70 years, Betty, and his devoted family by his side. Born in Dunlow, W.Va., Clyde was the son of the late Braxton G. and Martha Browning Gilkerson. He was proud to be a life member and 32nd degree Mason with the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Wilmington, as well as a life member of Elks Lodge #307. Clyde was also a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II. Clyde is survived by his wife, Betty L. Staley Gilkerson; his children, Patricia A. Wilson (William F.), Pamela S. Maciey and Ronald C. Gilkerson (Tammy S.); his seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and his sister, Jessie L. Wilson Bunyan (Harry). He was predeceased by his parents, as well as several brothers and sisters. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 E. Marsh Lane, #4, Newport, DE 19804. To offer condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com (302-999-8277).