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Joseph Richard Waples

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LEWES, Del. - Joseph Richard Waples, "Joey" passed away at Beebe Medical Center, in Lewes, DE on November 25, 2012.  He was 22 years old. Born on December 21, 1989 in Lewes, he was the son of Gary G. Hughes, of Georgetown and Dawn N. Waples, of Selbyville. He was a 2011 graduate of the Howard T. Ennis School. He loved movies, was a fan of the Ninja Turtles and was a very good kid, "who kept you going" as his mother recounted. He will be sadly missed.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents: William and Sandra Waples, of Millsboro; and his paternal grandparents: Dale Gray, of Georgetown; and Mary Klein, of Punta Gorda, FL. He is also survived by his brothers: Zachary and Joshua Waples, also of Selbyville; and his aunt: Cindy West; and five uncles: Karl Waples; Kevin Waples; Kenny Waples; J.D. Gray; and Ronnie West. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, extended family members and friends across the area.

A Funeral Service and memorial of his life will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE at 1:00 PM, where friends may call from 11 AM until 1:00 PM. Pastor Parris Sexton will officiate. Interment follows at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Beyond Batten's Disease Foundation; P.O. Box 200998; Austin, TX 78720. Electronic condolences can be sent to Watson Funeral Home's website.

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