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Elizabeth Nicole Short, infant
GEORGETOWN - Elizabeth Nicole Short of Georgetown died from being born premature Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Peninsula Regional. She was an infant.
She is survived by her parents, Stephen Short and Buffie Short; and two brothers, Christopher Short and Patrick Short.
Service and burial are private.
Neta Gretchen Adkins, 40
GEORGETOWN - Neta Gretchen Adkins of Georgetown died from complications of diabetes Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 40.
Ms. Adkins was born in Lewes, the daughter of Mary Ann Adkins and the late Leon Adkins.
She was was a nursing assistant at the Harbor Healthcare in Lewes, and at the Seaford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Seaford.
Ms. Adkins was a member of the Pilgrim's Ministry of Deliverance Church, Georgetown.
She is survived by her mother, Mary Ann Adkins of Millsboro; a son, Davis M. Adkins of Laurel; three sisters, Renea Adkins of Millsboro, Tynise Adkins of Georgetown, and Priscilla Few of Temple Hill, Md.; and three grandchildren, Daneica Ross, Tamia Adkins, and Keyira Adkins.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim's Ministry of Deliverence Church in Georgetown, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Old Field Cemetery, Millsboro.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Alice Anne Simpson, infant
LEWES - Alice Anne Simpson of Lewes died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. She was an infant.
She is survived by her parents, Richard E. Simpson Jr. and Pamela Zolik Simpson of Lewes; two sisters, Amy Bailey of Los Angeles, and Nicole Simpson at home; two brothers, Richard E. Simpson III of Ocean View, and James Atchison III of Ft. Benning, Ga.; her maternal grandparents, Joseph Zolik and Candy Zolik of Milford; and her paternal grandparents, Richard E. Simpson Sr. and Judy Simpson of Lewes.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Long Neck, where friends may call after 10:30-11 a.m.
Burial will be in Conley's Church Cemetery, near Angola.
Wrenda Monroe Taylor, 88
DANVILLE, Va. - Wrenda Monroe Taylor of Danville died of natural causes Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Roman Eagle Memorial Home. She was 88.
Mrs. Taylor was born in 1909, in Clarksburg, W. Va., the daughter of the late Fred F. Monroe Sr. and Wrenda Abernethy Monroe.
She was a graduate of Virginia Intermont College, Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Taylor was also a graduate of Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky.
She was a third-grade teacher with the Kenton County, Kentucky School System.
She also was the principal of the Weekday School of Religion in Covington, Ky.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Assoc., a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, and a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Owensboro, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Purvey Ennis Taylor, in 1988.
She is survived by three daughters, Jane T. Howell of Lexington, Ky., Joan T. Sutter of Danville, and Nancy T. Kincheloe of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Greensboro Baptist Church in Greensboro, Md., where friends may call from 10:30-11 a.m.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
Arrangements by Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, P.A., Greensboro.
Laura Virginia Harris, 67
GREENSBORO, Md. - Laura Virginia Harris of Greensboro died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Easton Memorial Hospital. She was 67.
Mrs. Harris was born in 1930, in Hillsboro, the daughter of the late Washington C. Scott and Laura Hines Scott.
She was educated in the Caroline County School systems.
Mrs. Harris was a member of Replanted Zion U.M. Church, Ridgely.
She is survived by her husband, Charles H. Harris of Greensboro; two daughters, Patricia Bell of Federalsburg, and Barbara Gray of Cordova; three sons, Phillip Harris of Greensboro, Robert Lee Harris of Dover, and Maxwell Harris of Cambridge; a sister, Mildred Lewis of Easton; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Replanted Zion U.M. Church in Ridgely, where friends may call four hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Sandtown Cemetery, Hillsboro.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.
Pricell 'Princess' Scurry, 43
BALTIMORE - Pricell ''Princess'' Scurry of Baltimore died of cancer Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in Alexandria, Va. She was 43.
Mrs. Scurry was born in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Norris Bernard Johnson and Evelyn Artis Mills.
She was a student at Central Carolina Community College in Lillington, N.C.
Mrs. Scurry was affiliated with Anderson Creek Holiness Church in Anderson Creek, N.C.
She is survived by her husband, Elder Joseph D. Scurry Sr. of Baltimore; two sons, Joseph D. Scurry Jr. of Beckley, W. Va., and Benjamin B. Scurry of Baltimore; a daughter, Nadine Danielle Scurry-Williams of New Castle; a son-in-law, Michael A. Williams of New Castle; a granddaughter, Jolista Pricell Scurry-Williams of New Castle; a step-father, Bishop Raymond Mills of Laurel; two aunts, Millie Jones of Laurel and Mary A. Artis of Lillington; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at United Deliverance Bible Center in Laurel, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Springhill Memory Gardens, Hebron.
Arrangements by Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home, Salisbury.
Elaine M. Hendrie, 58
FREDERICA - Elaine M. Hendrie of Frederica died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in her home. She was 58.
Mrs. Hendrie was born in Passaic, N.J., the daughter of the late Samuel Pierson and Edith Scarnici Pierson.
She moved from Wayne, N.J., to the Frederica area in 1975.
Mrs. Hendrie was a devoted mother and housewife.
She was an avid collector of Longaberger baskets.
Mrs. Hendrie could often be found at Ceramic Country Shop in Felton, where she was a dedicated assistant.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles B. Hendrie, in 1960.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Charles T. Hendrie of Frederica; two daughters, Lynn T. Hendrie-Weeks of Frederica, and Lisa A. Malago of Smyrna; a brother, Wayne Pierson of Passaic; a sister, Jo Anne Pierson of Elmwood Park, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Justin Weeks and Megan Weeks, both of Frederica, and Tarah Malago of Smyrna.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be private.
Lula M. Seymore, 75
BLADES - Lula M. Seymore of Blades died of respiratory failure Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 75.
Mrs. Seymore was a retired seamstress for both Walkers Garment Co., in Blades, and Gant Garment Co., in Salisbury, Md.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Seymore, in 1985.
She is survived by a son, Rev. James E. Carmean Jr. of Harrington; a daughter, Rev. Virginia Tweedy of Auburn, Ky.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity U.M. Church in Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Blades Cemetery, Blades.
Arrangements by McKnatt Funeral Home, Harrington.
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Robert D. Hild Sr., 85
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. - Robert D. Hild Sr. of Indian Trail, and formerly of Wilmington, Del., and Rehoboth Beach, Del., died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. He was 85.
Mr. Hild was born in Baltimore.
He was an accountant for the DuPont Co. for 46 years, retiring in 1974.
Mr. Hild was a member of the Sierra Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances V. Hild, in 1998.
He is survived by a son, Robert D. Hild Jr. of Indian Trail.
Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at McCrery Memorial Funeral Home in Wilmington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Mount Salem Cemetery, Wilmington.
Blanche Elvira Earle, 84
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Blanche Elvira Earle of Chestertown died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84.
Mrs. Earle was born in Burrisville, the daughter of the late William Earle and Eleanor Earle.
She graduated from Howard High School in Wilmington, Del.
She moved to New York City after graduating from high school.
Mrs. Earle moved to Centreville in 1944, assisting her mother in the rearing of her sister Edith's daughters.
She devoted the rest of her life to this task.
She was employed by the Campbell Soup Co., local cleaners and in domestic services.
The most important and best choice of Mrs. Earle's life was to receive Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.
She always looked forward to her church's annual usher days and enjoyed representing her church at various churches on usher days.
Mrs. Earle was a member of Charles Wesley United Methodist Church in Centreville, where she was an usher; a lifetime member of the Clarence E. Wilson American Legion Auxiliary; and a member of the local January Alpha Club.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Valeria Winchester.
She is survived by a sister, Catherine V. Sudler of Centreville; two daughters, Edith ''Patsy'' Buckley of Boston and Eleanor Elaine Moore of New Jersey; three aunts, Beulah Cheers of Centreville, Nettie Starkley of Delaware and Jimmie Mae Earle of Virginia; an uncle, the Rev. George Radway of Delaware; two great-nieces; three great-nephews; three great-great-nieces; and three great-great-nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Charles Wesley U.M. Church in Centreville, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Male and Female Beneficial Lodge Cemetery, Burrisville.
Arrangements by Walley Funeral Home, Centreville.
Ruth Ann Sutton, 57
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Ruth Ann Sutton of Chestertown died of cancer Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in the Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 57.
Mrs. Sutton was born in Chestertown, the daughter of the late Milburn ''Bunk'' Sutton and Susie Louise Sutton.
She worked as a insurance underwriter at the F.A.M. & M. Insurance Agency in Chestertown for many years.
Mrs. Sutton was a wonderful cook and loved to bake cakes and cookies.
She enjoyed making crafts, especially Christmas decorations.
Mrs. Sutton was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chestertown.
She was preceded in death by a brother, George M. Sutton, in 1996; and a sister, Clara Jane Smith, in 1976.
She is survived by a son, Douglas L. Smith Sr. of Chestertown; two brothers, Earl E. Sutton Sr. of Topaz, Nev., and Robert A. Sutton Sr. of Elkton; a devoted nephew, Earl E. Sutton Jr. of Antioch, Calif.; two grandchildren, Douglas L. ''D.J.'' Smith Jr. and Alexis Ann Smith; five nieces; and eight nephews.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertown, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Chester Cemetery, Chestertown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Smith Children Trust Fund, c/o Peoples Bank of Kent Co., Attn: Marie Brennan, P.O. Box 210, Chestertown, MD 21620.
Betty Jane Webb, 68
DENTON, Md. - Betty Jane Webb of Denton died of respiratory failure Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del. She was 68.
Mrs. Webb was born in Salisbury, the daughter of the late Albert Franklin Purcell and Edna Sullivan Purcell.
She was a Group One Operator for the DuPont Co. from 1952-54.
She was a smoke spotter for the State of Delaware from 1954-55.
Mrs. Webb had lived in Denton since 1958.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William A. Purcell.
She is survived by her husband, R.W. ''Arcy'' Webb of Denton; two sons, James W. Webb of Lexington, S.C., and Charles R. Webb of Abilene, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Denton Cemetery, Denton.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Moore Funeral Home P.A., Denton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Church of the Brethren Building Fund, 106 S. Seventh St., Denton, MD 21629.
George E. Lloyd Sr., 76
HARTLY - George E. Lloyd Sr. of Hartly died of heart failure Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in his home. He was 76.
Mr. Lloyd was a retired truck driver for Day & Zimmerman Construction Co.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lillian L. Lloyd of Hartly; six sons, George Dennis of Hartly, George E. Lloyd Jr. of Kansas, and Warren Lloyd, Wayne Lloyd, Richard Lloyd and Arthur Lloyd, all of Baltimore; five daughters, Linda L. LeCates of Smyrna, Deborah M. Lane of Dover, Denise M. Aiken and Audrey Pleasonton, both of Hartly, and Doris Rhude of Florida; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home in Middletown, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Townsend Cemetery.
Edna V. Whitt, 70
SEAFORD - Edna V. Whitt of Seaford died of respiratory failure Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was 70.
Mrs. Whitt was the daughter of Margaret Evans Marshall and the late Todd Frederick Marhshall.
She worked for the Medical Records Department of Harbor Medical Center in Baltimore, retiring in 1984.
She is survived by her husband, Luther Whitt of Seaford; a son, Roy Todd Whitt of Baltimore; a daughter, Jane Teves of Laurel; a stepson, Steve Gordon Whitt of Hampton, Va.; two sisters, Mina Laird of Smith Island, Md., and Diane Bromley of Princess Anne, Md.; a brother, Frederick Marshall of Smith Island; and four grandchildren.
Service will be noon Monday at Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Friends may also call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
Carolyn Annette 'Nettie' Aaron, 87
STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Carolyn Annette ''Nettie'' Aaron of Stevensville died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Genesis Elder Care, Corsica Hills Center, in Centreville. She was 87.
Mrs. Aaron was born in 1911 in Bryantown, the daughter of the late Oscar Dadds and Isabel DeLacy Dadds.
She worked for the postal system, retiring in 1976.
Mrs. Aaron was a member of the Kent Island United Methodist Church, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Aaron Sr., in 1977; a son, William O. Aaron Jr., in 1986; a daughter, Joyce Annette Aaron Jones, in 1991; and four brothers, Roland Dadds, Robert Dadds, Samuel Dadds and Harry Dadds.
She is survived by a son, Robert L. Aaron of Stevensville; two daughters, Carol Aaron and Ida Jean Buckel, both of Chester; eight grandchildren, William John Aaron, Cynthia Aaron Kozak, Debrah Aaron Freburger, Brenda Aaron Faulkner, Carolyn Buckel Gipe, Teresa Buckel Schneider, Morris E. ''Sonny'' Jones Jr. and Melissa Jones Tucker; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Dadds; a sister, Eva Jones; and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home P.A. in Chester, where friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville.
In memory of Carolyn Annette Aaron, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 300 Hope Road, Centreville, MD 21617; or to the Hospice of Queen Anne's Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658; or to the charity of your choice.
Valentine B. Hawes, 90
GEORGETOWN - Valentine B. Hawes of Georgetown died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in his home. He was 90.
Mr. Hawes was a truck driver for Southern States in Georgetown for 18 years, retiring in 1973.
Mr. Hawes was a member of Milton Wesleyan Church in Milton, where he also served on the board.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Wilson Hawes of Seaford; a daughter, Catherine Noto Scrivener in Ocean City, Md.; a sister, Mildred Parsons of Georgetown; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services in Milton, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, 600 N Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947; or to the Milton Wesleyan Church, Union St., Milton, DE 19968.
Herbert Lee Donohue Sr., 62
MILLSBORO - Herbert Lee Donohue Sr. of Millsboro died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 62.
Mr. Donohue was born in Milton, the son of Robert Donohue and Catherine Wyatt Donohue.
He was a self-employed auto mechanic.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Wilsie Donohue of Millsboro; three sons, Herbert L. Donohue Jr. of Illinois, and Frederick Donohue and Matthew Donohue, both of Millsboro; two daughters, Sandra Donohue and Selina Donohue, both of Carrollton, Ga.; a sister, Dorothy M. Tharp of Georgetown; a brother, Robert Donohue Jr. of Frankford; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Service and burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Donohue Fund, 8 Cricket St., Millsboro, DE 19966.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Simon 'Cy' Cooper, 79
LONG NECK - Simon ''Cy'' Cooper of Long Neck, and formerly of Boothwyn, Pa., died of heart failure Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in his home. He was 79.
Mr. Cooper was born in Philadelphia.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Cooper was a retired truck driver of Food Fair and, later, Pantry Pride.
He worked for the Maintenance Department at Pot-Nets after retirement.
Mr. Cooper was an avid card player.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Eva Violet Cooper of Long Neck; two daughters, Nancy Purnell of Elkton, Md., and Marjorie Crouse of Watertown, Conn.; two sons, Raymond Newton of Chesapeake City, Md., and Wesley Newton of Reading, Pa.; a brother, Jack Cooper of Philadelphia; a sister, Annie Rothstein of Philadelphia; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gilpin Manor Memorial Park, Elkton.
Friends may call from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Frank Eaton, 73
WYOMING - Frank Eaton of Wyoming died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Courtland Manor Nursing Home. He was 73.
Mr. Eaton was born in 1925, in Rockingham, Va., the son of the late John W. Eaton and Anna A. Riggleman Eaton.
He was employed for 28 years with the state of Delaware at the Smyrna Visitor Center, where he worked in maintenance and security.
He retired in 1987.
Mr. Eaton enjoyed country music, gospel music and flower gardening.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Jean Christensen, in 1977.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Josephine Eaton of Wyoming; four sons, William Eaton and Robert Eaton, both of Smyrna, Jerry Eaton of Henderson, Md., and Roy Eaton of Wyoming; three daughters, Barbara McGinnis of Hartly, Bonnie Keeble of Marydel, Md., and Goldie Eaton of Wells, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.