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Carson R. 'Randy' Couden Sr., 43

WYOMING - Carson R. ''Randy'' Couden Sr. of Wyoming died of cancer Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in his brother's home. He was 43.

Mr. Couden was born March 22, 1955, in Dover, the son of the late Norman and Mildred Lindell Couden.

He worked 20 years as a building contractor for Frank Robino of Wilmington. Most recently, he worked part-time for All-Rite Rubbish in Felton.

He is survived by two sons, Carson R. Couden Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michael Lee of Upper Marlboro, Md.; five brothers, Richard W. Couden and his wife, Arlene, of Wyoming, with whom he lived, Wayne Couden of Omaha, Neb., Albert Couden of Newark, Morgan Couden of Wyoming and Dewitt Couden of Wyoming; seven sisters, Celeste Matson and Tish Couden, both of Omaha, Prudy Smith, Babette Couden and Dale Bartlett, all of Wyoming, Donna J. Couden of Dover and Gwen Thomas of North East, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be noon today in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. The Rev. Ron Wuest will officiate.

Friends may call at 11 a.m. today at Torbert Funeral Home, 61 South Bradford St., Dover.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice Inc., 911 N. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

 

Howard McCormick Teal Sr., 88

LEWES - Howard McCormick Teal Sr. of Lewes died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in his home. He was 88.

Mr. Teal was born in 1910 in Lewes, the son of the late William Teal and Elizabeth Teal.

He worked for the Right of Way section of the Division of Highways, Delaware Department of Transportation, retiring several years ago.

He is survived by a son, Howard M. Teal Jr. of Lewes; two daughters, Ann Lesorto of South Orleans, Mass., and Alice Teal; and a grandson.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Cemetery, near Angola. Friends may call 2-3:30 p.m. today at Parsell Funeral Home, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Lewes CHEER Center, Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

 

Beverly Harmon, 43

DOVER - Beverly Harmon of Dover died of heart failure Sunday, Sept. 6, 1997, in Kent General Hospital. She was 43.

Ms. Harmon was born March 4, 1955, in Milford.

She was a child-care worker in Dover.

She is survived by a son, Brian Harmon of Dover; a daughter, Helen Harmon of Millsboro; her mother, Annie Payne of Dover; three brothers, Arnold Harmon of Milford, Atlas Payne of Milton and Kevin Payne of Georgetown; three sisters, Sherita Cannon of Arlington, Va., Deborah Payne of Wilmington and Priscilla Payne of Dover; five grandchildren; aunts; uncles; cousins; and other relatives and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion AME Church, Ellendale, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, 309 North St., Milford.

 

Genevieve Ruth Potts, 70

NEW CASTLE - Genevieve Ruth Potts of New Castle, formerly of Sudlersville, Md., and Smyrna, died of heart failure Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Arbors at New Castle Nursing Home. She was 70.

Ms. Potts was born in Sudlersville, the daughter of the late William Edward and Julie Irene Jeffers Bratcher.

She was educated in the Queen Anne's County, Md., school system.

During her working career, she had been employed as a cook at Washington College in Chestertown, Md., and later went to work as a cook in the family restaurant at Dudley Corners, Md. Her last place of employment was for Metal Masters in Smyrna, where she operated a machine making latches.

Ms. Potts and her late husband raised a family of two.

In her spare time, she enjoyed doing handcrafts and working in her garden, where she raised all kinds of flowers. She was very family-oriented and enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

Ms. Potts was a member of Jeffers Chapel, where she participated in their homecoming celebrations, and a member of St. Daniel's in Barclay, Md.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 14 years, Raymond Thomas Potts, in 1964; and by a daughter, Genevieve Diane Potts, in 1970.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise Potts McGhee, and Mrs. McGhee's husband, Daniel, of New Castle; four brothers, Stanford Bratcher of Sudlersville, and Windfield Bratcher, Terry Bratcher and George Bratcher, all of Wilmington; three sisters, Emily Orr of Trenton, N.J., and Marion Kennedy and Sylvia Wilmore, both of Sudlersville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, at Community Baptist Church, Barclay, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. William Ward will officiate.

Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Pondtown, Md.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Millington, Md.

 

Harvey A. Hudson, 93

BETHANY BEACH - Harvey A. Hudson of Bethany Beach died of heart failure Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 93.

Mr. Hudson was born in Ocean View, the son of the late Will Hudson and Annabell Mitchell Hudson.

As a young man, he was a manger for American Stores, and opened the first American Stores in Salisbury, Md.; Ocean City, Md.; and Chincoteague, Va.

Later, as a manager for poultry farms, he became interested in poultry diseases and studied diseases at Vineland Laboratories in Vineland, N.J., after which he was employed by Towsends Inc. of Millsboro until his retirement at age 75.

Mr. Hudson was a member of Mariner's Bethel U.M. Church of Ocean View.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna, in 1969; and by a son, Raymond Hudson.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lois J. Hudson; a son, George Hudson of Dagsboro; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mariner's Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View.

Friends may call 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View.

Instead of flower, the family suggest contributions made in his memory to the Building Fund of Mariner's U.M. Church in Ocean View.

 

Marvin Howard Hill, 76

FELTON - Marvin Howard Hill of Felton died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Norfolk, Va. He was 76.

Mr. Hill was born March 2, 1922, in Laurel, the son of the late Howard and Nellie Hill.

He retired in 1966 from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant on the flight line after serving his country for 20 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and was also an ex-POW of that war in Austria for 18 months. He had also served as a flight engineer on bombers.

Following his years in the service, he worked as an engineer for 10 years at Playtex in Dover, and had a home-improvement business with his son.

Mr. Hill was a member of Liberty Church in Dover, where he served as an elder. He spoke and preached at the Wednesday service in Courtland Manor. He was also a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Hill, on Jan. 7, 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hevalow Hill of Felton; a son, Mitch M. Hill of Dover; a stepdaughter, Chris Berg of Pittsville, Md.; a stepson, David Werner of Seaford; two grandchildren, Michael Hill and Stacey Rash; two stepgrandchildren, Elizabeth Berg and Rachel Berg; and a niece, Sherry Hill of Salisbury, Md.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty Church, 1150 West College Road, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Liberty Church, Attn: Missions Fund, 1150 College Road, Dover, DE 19904.

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

 

John A. Brown, 62

LEIPSIC - John A. Brown of Leipsic died as a result of a heart attack Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 62.

Mr. Brown was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Clarence A. Brown and Pearl VanPelt Brown.

He served in the U.S. Army for three years and had an honorable discharge in 1960.

Mr. Brown then worked for General Motors Corp. on the assembly line, and retired in 1993 after 30 years of service.

He had been a longtime resident of Leipsic.

In his spare time, Mr. Brown enjoyed woodworking and painting.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Nancy Brown of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Chapel of Honor, Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Cheasapeake City Road, Bear.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Home, 1175 S. State St., Dover.

 

Raymond L. Lusby, 58

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Raymond L. Lusby of Chestertown died of heart failure Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in his home. He was 58.

Mr. Lusby was born in Chestertown, the son of the late Edward B. and Emily Sutton Lusby.

He was a retired agent for Peoples Security Life Insurance Co.

Mr. Lusby also worked for A & P Food Markets and Seaboard Finance.

His hobbies included refinishing furniture, gardening and reading.

Mr. Lusby was a member of the Kennedyville U.M. Church in Kennedyville, where he was a lay leader and adult Sunday school teacher and Bible study teacher. He was also a member of the Betterton-Still Pond Lions Club, where he was a past president.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, B. Jean Pritchett Lusby of Chestertown; a son, Mark Allen Lusby of Chestertown; two daughters, Donna Sue Lusby Jamar, and her husband, Ruben, of Chestertown, and Sharon K. Redding, and her husband, Stephen, of Galena; a sister, Alice Emily Lusby Dulin of Cordova; and nine grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Kennedyville U.M. Church, Kennedyville.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.

Burial will be in Chester Cemetery, Chestertown.

Contributions may be made to the Kennedyville U.M. Church, 11979 Augustine Herman Highway, Kennedyville, MD 21645; or to the Kent Hospice Foundation, 115 S. Lynchburg Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.

Clinton Green, 48

DOVER - Clinton Green of Dover died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in his home. He was 48.

Mr. Green was born on Oct. 25, 1949.

There are no known immediate survivors.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill Cemetery, Smyrna.

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Elizabeth Holt Tyus, 83

MILTON - Elizabeth Holt Tyus of Milton died of cancer Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in her home. She was 83.

Ms. Tyus was a homemaker.

She was affiliated with Friendship Baptist Church in Lewes. 

Ms. Tyus was a member of the Missionary Society of Friendship Baptist Church in Lewes, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Green and her husband, Francis, both of Milton; a sister, Myrtle Gordon of Howthorne, Fla.; a brother, James Lofton of Kissimmee, Fla.; a grandchild, Elizabeth Newman of Milton; an adopted granddaughter, Della Miller of Millsboro; a stepgranddaughter, Tangeia Gualasell of Dover; four great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes, where friends may call two hours prior to service. 

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Homes, Milton.

 

Harriet Jane Leidig, 76

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Harriet Jane Leidig of Chestertown died of heart failure Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Heron Point Care Facility. She was 76.

Ms. Leidig was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Oregin E. and Hilda A. Bair Donelson.

She graduated from Lemoyne High School and later Findley College of Findley, Ohio. She received her BA in education in 1943. 

Ms. Leidig taught school in Boiling Springs, Pa., for two years and then moved to Baltimore, where she taught in the Baltimore public schools for 31 years. 

In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, photography and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Dale Leidig on May 10, 1973.

She is survived by a son, Scott D. Leidig of Chestertown; a daughter, Janice Mary Ellen Hayes of Baltimore; and a grandchild.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Weldon Hall, Heron Point, Chestertown.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions made in her memory to the Humane Society of Kent County, P.O. Box 352, Chestertown, MD, 21620.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Chestertown.

 

William Linden Wilson, 60

BLADES - William Linden Wilson of Blades died of heart failure Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 60.

Mr. Wilson was born in Denton, Md., the son of the late Woodrow Wallace Wilson and Katherine Elizabeth Noble.

He was a maintenance man for Peebles Deparment Store in Seaford for three years, retiring in 1996.

Mr. Wilson was a member of the Nanticoke Post 6 American Legion, a member of the Moose Lodge 1728 in Seaford, and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Skeliche Wilson of Blades; three sons, Mark Wilson of Laurel, Mike Wilson of Seaford, and Marlin Wilson of Delmar; two stepsons, Carl Thacker Jr. and Tony Thacker, both of Seaford; two daughters, Lisa Lemon of Laurel, and Lori Hitchens of Delmar, Md.; a brother, Frank Wilson of Rhodesdale, Md.; and 15 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home in Seaford, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Concord, Md.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Seaford Moose Lodge 1728, Seaford, DE 19973; or to the Nanticoke Post 6 American Legion, Seaford, DE 19973.

 

Francis Barton Hillocks Cunningham, 69

FREDERICK, Md. - Francis Barton Hillocks Cunningham of Frederick and formerly of Dover, Del., died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in his home. He was 69.

Mr. Cunningham was born in 1929, in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of the late Charles Cunningham and Mary Hillocks Cunningham.

He was employed as a machinist for Playtex Inc. in Dover for a number of years.

Mr. Cunningham was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Johnson Cunningham of Frederick; a daughter, Paula Stuckey of Frederick; two sons, Paul Cunningham of Dover and Frank Cunningham of Glasgow, Scotland; and nine grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702-1799.

Arrangements by Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, Frederick.

 

Kenneth Crowl, 63

DOVER - Kenneth Crowl of Dover, and formerly of Downs Chapel died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in his home. He was 63.

Mr. Crowl was born in 1935, in Staten Island, N.Y., the son of the late Charles A. Crowl and Bernice M. Crowl.

He served his country in the U.S. Army.

He had worked as a road foreman on the turnpike for the State of Delaware for 11 years, retiring in 1982.

Mr. Crowl then owned and operated K.C. Quality Rubber Stamps until 1993.

He was an avid freshwater fisherman.

He moved to the Dover area a year ago, after he had lived in the Downes Chapel area for 20 years.

Mr. Crowl was a member of the Masonic Lodge-Richmond Aquehinga Lodge 66 F.& A.M., in Staten Island.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Crowl, Arthur Crowl, and Chester Crowl Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Kay Crowl of Dover; a son, Kirk Miles of Newark; a daughter, Wanda Miles of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two brothers, Myron Crowl of Apopka, Fla., and Albert Crowl of Toms River, N.J.; and four grandchildren, Patty and Tara, both of Newark, and Jeremey of Fort Camel, Ky., and Daniel of St. Petersburg.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel in Dover, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice Central Division, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

 

James W. 'Barney' Davis, 74

SEAFORD - James W. ''Barney'' Davis of Seaford died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in his home. He was 74.

Mr. Davis was born in Delmar, Md., the son of the late Olen Davis and Irene Davis.

He was an Air Force veteran.

He worked as a supervisor for E.I. DuPont Company for 42 years, retiring in 1983.

Mr. Davis was a member of Seaford Golf & Country Club in Seaford, and a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford.

He was preceded in death by a sister.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette B. Davis of Seaford; a son, Daniel O. Davis of Hilton Head, S.C.; three daughters, Vicki Cool of Salisbury, Md., Donna German of Joppatown, Md., and Bev Martin of Lincoln, Neb.; a brother, George Davis of Delmar; a sister, Jean Wright of Lithonia, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's United Methodist Church in Seaford, where the Rev. David Humphrey will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Stephens Cemetery, Delmar.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947; or to the St. Johns U.M. Church, P.O. Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973.

Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Delmar.

 

Leonard E. 'Lenny' DiBacco Sr., 67

LEWES - Leonard E. ''Lenny'' DiBacco Sr. of Lewes died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 67.

Mr. DiBacco was born in 1930 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Eligah D. DiBacco and Palma Tuffano DiBacco.

He served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. DiBacco worked as a ticket agent and loading supervisor for Eastern Air Lines at the Philadelphia Airport for 33 years, retiring in 1985.

He then worked as a technician in the meter division for the city of Rehoboth Beach, for 11 years.

Mr. DiBacco served as a volunteer for the Rehoboth Aid Society.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi B. ''Lea'' DiBacco of Lewes; a daughter, Pamela A. Kephart of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a son, Leonard E. DiBacco Jr. of Greenville, Texas; a stepdaughter, Dawn E. Harvey of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Rose Marie Mansfield of Carney Point, N.J.; a brother, William DiBacco of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and five granddaughters.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

Burial will be private.

In memory of Leonard E. DiBacco, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Rehoboth Aid Society, c/o City Hall, Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

 

Sister M. Bertha Finsterer, 96

RIDGELY, Md. - Sister M. Bertha Finsterer of Ridgely, died of natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in St. Gertrude's Monastery Infirmary. She was 96.

Sister Finsterer was born in 1902, in Kipfenberg, Germany, the daughter of the late Joseph Finsterer and Catherine Gobel Finsterer.

She received her preparation for the monastic life at St. Walburg Abbey in Germany.

She moved to Ridgely, from Germany, in 1928.

Sister Bertha received the Benedictine Habit and the name Bertha at the St. Gertrude Convent, near Ridgely, in July 1928.

She professed her monastic vows a year later.

Her ministry to others for most of her monastic life was as a cook.

Sister Bertha was a cook for the Sisters at the motherhouse.

She also was a cook for the monks at St. Mary's Abbey, Morristown, N.J., from 1933-36.

She was a cook at St. Elizabeth Convent in Wilmington for 17 years.

Sister Bertha was a cook and a baker at St. Scholastica Convent in Newark, N.J., for 12 years.

She became a part-time cook and baker at the Benedictine Habilitation Center on the monastery grounds in 1976.

She retired from the Benedictine position in 1981, due to a crippling fall.

Service will be 7 p.m. Friday at St. Gertrude's Monastery in Ridgely, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Ridgely.

Arrangements by Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, P.A., Greensboro.

 

Dale Ray Schuyler, 24

MARYDEL, Md. - Dale Ray Schuyler of Marydel died of natural causes Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Fla. He was 24.

Mr. Schuyler was born in 1974, in Dover, Del.

He attended North Caroline High School.

Mr. Schuyler was an avid professional wrestling fan.

He was preceded in death by his foster father, Charles Cooper Jr., in 1995; and a foster brother, Charles ''Chuckie'' Cooper III, in 1996.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Ellen Schuyler Clough of Denton; his stepfather, Jay Clough of Denton; his father, Lawrence Crew of Tampa; his foster mother, Virginia Cooper of Cambridge; a son, John Joseph Clough of Delaware; a brother, Shaun Schuyler of Denton; a stepbrother, Jay R. Clough Jr. of Harrington, Del.; two foster brothers, Alfred Lee Allen of Henderson and Joseph Hambrick of Cambridge; a foster sister, Gloria Colvin of Papin, Va.; his foster grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cooper Sr. of Greensboro; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, P.A., in Greensboro, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

 

William H. Conger, 75

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - William H. Conger of Chestertown, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital. He was 75.

Mr. Conger was born in Norristown, Pa., the son of the late John dePeyster Conger and Katherine Hare Conger.

He graduated from Upper Merion High School in Norristown in 1941.

He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.

Mr. Conger was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1945.

He repaired radios for four years in the Philadelphia area, before attending the University of Pennsylvania.

He graduated with a bachelors of science degree in electrical engineering in 1953.

He married his first wife, Phebe Wood, in 1959.

Mr. Conger worked as an electrical engineer with General Electric, based out of Syracuse, N.Y., retiring in 1985.

He moved to Heron Point in Chestertown, in 1994.

He met and married his second wife, Lois Steinweg, in 1995.

Mr. Conger enjoyed nature, sailing, and boating.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Phebe Wood Conger, in 1994; and a son, Hobart Hare Conger, in 1964.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Steinweg Conger of Chestertown; a daughter, Mary A.S. McCoy of Centreville; and a sister, Nona Rutherford of Southern Pines, N.C.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Phoenix Cemetery, Phoenix, N.Y.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Wesley Hall, Chestertown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Riverbend Environmental Education Center, 1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.

 

Marie M. Hammond, 69

HARRINGTON - Marie M. Hammond of Harrington died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center. She was 69.

Mrs. Hammond was the daughter of the late Clarence Collins and Lena Collins.

She was a very loving tender person, who always kissed you when she met you and kissed you again when she said goodbye.

Mrs. Hammond was an avid horticulturist and loved tending flowers.

She was very creative in making different crafts.

She loved to listen to Gospel tapes.

Mrs. Hammond attended the Milford Church of God.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Davis, in 1994; and a daughter, Linda Satterfield, in 1998.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Norris ''Babe'' Hammond of Harrington; a son, Frederick Smart of Laurel; six daughters, Ruth Ward, Doris Arbogast and Blanche Ward, all of Delmar, and Nancy L. Ward of Salisbury, Md., Nettie Mae Kemp of Henderson, Md., and Katherine Lynch of Denton, Md.; four sisters, Louise Ash and Hilda Lane, both of Camden, and Catherine Newton of Sharptown, Md., and Emily Bland of Harrington; two brothers, Alton Collins and Ralph Collins, both of Harrington; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Melvin Funeral Home in Harrington, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

In memory of Marie M. Hammond, the family suggests that contributions be made to a charity of your choice.

 

Helena Dodd Carmine, 88

MILLSBORO - Helena Dodd Carmine of Millsboro died of heart failure Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in the Lewes Convalescent Center. She was 88.

Mrs. Carmine was born in Millsboro, the daughter of the late George H. Dodd and Ethel Derrickson Dodd.

She and her husband owned and operated Helena's Florist in Millsboro, for many years.

The Dodd family were early pioneer settlers in the Millsboro area.

They operated a movie theater, dance hall, beauty salon, restaurant and millinery shop.

The family also hosted many theater productions in what was then known as the Dodd Building.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Carmine, in 1974.

She is survived by two sons, F. Terry Carmine of Lewes, and W. Bruce Carmine of Millsboro; a brother, George A. Dodd of Millsboro; a sister, Anna Goslee of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Long Neck, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Carmine Environmental Center, RR 2, Box 161, Lewes, DE 19958.

 

Daisy Daniels Lee, 42

DOVER - Daisy Daniels Lee of Dover died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 42.

Mrs. Lee was born in 1956.

She is survived by her mother, Syleethia Smith of Dover; a daughter, Tara Jones and her husband, Darryl, both of Milford; a granddaughter, Ashley Daniels; a sister, Dianne Custis and her husband, Thomas; a niece, Pam Lusk; two grand-nephews, Quinton Friend and Tyrail Friend; and a host of friends.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

 

Norma E. Trimble Simmons Lehn, 80

LEWES - Norma E. Trimble Simmons Lehn of Lewes died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 80.

Mrs. Lehn was born in 1918, in Lancaster, Pa.

She was a retired secretary and bookkeeper for Coopers Tobacco Co.

Mrs. Lehn was a member of the Church of Christ in Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Vernon Lehn, in 1979.

She is survived by a son, William A. Simmons of Georgetown; two stepsons, Jay Lehn of Tempe, Ariz., and Robert Lehn of Lancaster; six stepdaughters, Dorothy Lehn and Jacqueline MacKenzie, both of Lititz, Pa., Patricia Ulrich of Paradise, Pa., Kathryn Ream of Lancaster, Gerry Zeljeanzak of Virginia Beach, Va., and Melinda Hartsoughs of Landisville, Pa.; a sister, Ann Johnson of Willow Street, Pa.; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; 26 stepgrandchildren and 37 step-great grandchildren.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kearney A. Snynder Funeral Home in Lancaster, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Lititz.


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