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Thiel D. 'Pete' Feller, 74

MILFORD - Thiel D. ''Pete'' Feller of Milford died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 74.

He was a member of Moose Lodge 2316 in Milford and formerly a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge, and also was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. He liked to garden and enjoyed the outdoors in general, particularly walking on the beaches.

Mr. Feller was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Feller.

He is survived by a companion of 20 years, Betty Thompson of Milford; two sons, Bruce Feller and Jeff Feller, both of the Pocono Mountains area of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Donna Strunk, also of the Poconos area; four brothers, Kermit Feller, Scott Feller, Jim Thorp and Dale Feller, also of the Poconos area; a sister, Virgie Christman, also of the Poconos area; four grandchildren, also of the Poconos area; and two great-grandchildren, also of the Poconos area.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Berry Short Funeral home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.

 

Almeta Mae Dorman, 86

LEWES - Almeta Mae Dorman of rural Lewes died at her home Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, of heart failure. She was 86.

Mrs. Dorman was born in Lewes, the daughter of the late John O. Davidson and Anna Mae Dodd Davidson. She was a graduate of Lewes High School, class of 1930. She was a homemaker and a licensed practical nurse in the Lewes-Rehoboth Beach area, and a member of Conley's United Methodist Church near Angola.

Mrs. Dorman was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Dorman, in 1976.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond Dorman and Carlton O. Dorman, both of Angola; two daughters, Ann Headley of Angola and Janet Hall of Quakertown; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road and Del. 24, Long Neck, where friends may call at 1 p.m. The Rev. Randy Booth will officiate.

Burial will be in the Conley's Chapel Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Deborah Hospital, Sussex County Chapter, c/o Agnes Cogar, R.D. 1, Box 24A, Dagsboro, DE 19939; or to Conley's Chapel U.M. Church.

 

Louis Calvin Timms Jr., 66

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Louis Calvin Timms Jr. of Centreville died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at his home. He was 66.

Mr. Timms was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Chester, the son of the late Louis Calvin Timms and Goldy May Morgan Timms. He attended school in Stevensville. 

He began his career as a waterman with his father and uncle until going to work for the ferry system at Matapeake on the O'Connor. During this time, Mr. Timms enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard. He began working for the state of Maryland with the State Roads Division, then as the bridge tender at Kent Narrows. 

He retired from the Maryland Army National Guard after 33 years of service, during which he received numerous medals and other awards, and worked at the Queen Anne's County Armory as a caretaker until retiring in 1997. He was a member of the 29th Division Association.

Mr. Timms was preceded in death by a son, Charles S. Timms, in 1983.

He is survived by his wife, Christine H. Timms of Centreville, whom he married Oct. 11, 1965; a granddaughter, Kristen ''Monk'' Timms of Centreville, whom they raised like a daughter; two sons, Louis Donald Timms of Millington and Michael C. Timms of Sudlersville; two daughters, Judith A. Cannon of Cheswold and Deborah J. Leager of Sudlersville; a brother, Robert M. Timms of Stevensville; two stepbrothers, James Timms of Grasonville and Herbert Timms of Easton; six stepsisters, Jeanie Luff of Easton, Sharon Ross and Sis Johnson, both of Federalsburg, Pat Barr and Tracy Hamonko, both of Marydel, and Lee Harper of Harrington; a nephew, Richard Wayne Timms of Sudlersville; a niece, Milissa Thomas of Ridgley; 16 other grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his ex-wife, Josephine Yvonne Merchant Morris of Sudlersville.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery Eastern Shore in Hurlock. Family and friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home in Centreville.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of Queen Anne's Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658.

 

Ruth F. Funfrock, 86

LINCOLN - Ruth F. Funfrock of Lincoln, formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at her daughter's home in Lincoln. She was 86.

Mrs. Funfrock moved to Lincoln from Elmira five years ago to live with her daughter. She worked in the Audit Department for the Marine Midland Bank in Elmira for 19 years, retiring in 1976. She was past Madam President of the Order of Eagles chapter in Elmira. She was a member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira and attended the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford.

Mrs. Funfrock was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A., in 1953.

She is survived by a daughter, Beverly J. Crane of Lincoln; a brother, Albert E. Martz of Punxsutawney, Pa.; two sisters, Grace C. Lowery of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Frances Echerd of Scottdale, Pa.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Elmira.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Sussex County, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Mildred V. Saddler, 75

DOVER - Mildred V. Saddler of Dover died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 75.

Ms. Saddler was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Camden, daughter of the late Alexander Harris and the late Elizabeth Harris Cale.

She attended Booker T. Washington School and Delaware State College.

She worked at Quality Inn Motel, Emily Morris Day Care.

Ms. Saddler became a foster grandparent at East Elementary before her illness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard W. Saddler, and a brother, William Harris of Dover.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Sharon Scott of Dover; a daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and Samuel Greene of Pawleys Island, S.C.; six sisters, Eva Bostic of Dover, Alberta Scott of Woodside, Anna Evans of Smyrna, Helen Gibson of Dover, Dorothy Cale of Germany and Frances Lewis of Dover; a brother, Joseph Harris of Dover; five brothers-in-law, John Saddler of Middletown, Lester Scott of Woodside, David Lewis of Dover and Simon and Howard Saddler, both of Wilmington; a sister-in-law, Viola Saddler of Wilmington; six grandchildren; an adopted grandchild; and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

 

T. Wayne Jones, 57

MILFORD - T. Wayne Jones of rural Milford died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at Life Care at Lofland Park, Seaford. He was 57.

Mr. Jones was a farmer. He was a member of the Milford Farm Bureau and of the Slaughter Neck United Methodist Church, Milford. He enjoyed swimming and history.

Mr. Jones is survived by an uncle and aunt, Theodore and Constance Jones, of Milford; another aunt, C. Elaine Muncey of Lewes; and nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in Slaughter Neck Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Slaughter Neck Cemetery Fund, c/o Richard Argo.

 

Gen. Thomas Benton Baker, 63

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Gen. Thomas Benton Baker of Stevensville died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 63.

He was born May 15, 1935, in Baltimore, the son of the late Kenneth Thomas Baker and Mary Mecaslin Baker. He graduated from Towson High School in 1953 and attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1960 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. 

Gen. Baker enlisted in the 121st Engineer Battalion of the Maryland Army National Guard as a private. Upon graduation from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., in 1960, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. He was a graduate of the U.S. Army Engineering School in Fort Belvoir, Va.; the Command and General Staff College; the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., and the U.S. Army Airborne School in Fort Benning. During his time of service, he served in a variety of command and staff positions: platoon leader; company commander; intelligence officer; operations officer; separate infantry brigade executive officer; state director of Plans, Operations and Training; and commander of the Maryland Army National Guard, and retired as the Adjutant General for Maryland in 1997.

Gen. Baker was awarded the Expert Infantry Badge, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medals and the National Defense Service Medal, and was inducted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in Fort Benning.

The general's civic affiliations included the National Guard Association of the U.S., the Association of the U.S. Army, the Society of American Military Engineers, the National Eagle Scout Association and the Queen Anne's County Historical Society.

After retiring, Gen. Baker worked as a volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation, the World War II Monument Commission, the Maryland Youth Challenge Program, Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems, the Selective Service System and the Queen Anne's County United Way, and was on the council of the Community Advisory Board for WSCL public radio station. He was also a recent inductee to the Court of Honor, James Ward Wood Province of Kappa Alpha Order. The general was a 35-year member of Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville, where he served on the vestry and as co-chairman of the finance committee.

He is survived by his wife, whom he married June 13, 1959, Betty Lee (nee Sanchez) Baker of Stevensville; three daughters, Katherine Lorraine Baker Murphy of Alexandria, Va., Nancy Benton Baker of Stevensville and Barbara Lee Baker Dove of Edgewater; one brother, Donald William Baker of Baltimore; and a granddaughter, Janna Claire Murphy.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville.

Inurnment will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: Christ Episcopal Church, c/o Building Fund, P.O. Box 92, Stevensville, MD 21666; United Community Fire Co., P.O. Box 939, Stevensville, MD 21666; CCES General Baker Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 141, Stevensville, MD 21666; or the American Red Cross Queen Anne's County Chapter, 208 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD 21617.

 

Edith Mae Gray, 64

LAUREL - Edith Mae Gray of Laurel, and formerly of Alexandria, Va., died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 64.

She was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Benjamin and Ellen Marie Potter.

Mrs. Gray retired in 1972 from the Red Cross in Alexandria, where she was a data processor for 25 years, and also worked for Townsends Inc., in Millsboro as a data processor, retiring in 1981. She was an Avon representative in the Sussex County area for more than 20 years.

Mrs. Gray was a member of the Laurel Wesleyan Church in Laurel; a lifetime member of VFW Post 7447 in Rehoboth Beach; the president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 28 in Oak Orchard; a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 646, Cool Spring; and a volunteer at the Christian Storehouse, Millsboro.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert R. Gray, in 1981.

She is survived by a son, Michael Gray, and his wife, Beverly, both of Laurel; a sister, Ellen West of Millsboro; three grandchildren and a nephew.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Short Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, with the Rev. Todd Crofford and the Rev. J. Reed Morris officiating.

Friends may call Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.
 

Richard Aldridge Reeves Williams III, 16

DOVER - Richard Aldridge Reeves Williams III of Dover died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in a car accident. He was 16.

Richard was born in 1981 in Dover, the son of Ray Jean Reeves and Richard Williams Jr.

He attended Dover High School, where he was in the 11th grade.

Richard was a lover of life who never met a stranger.

If you were his friend, you were his friend for life.

A smile, a kind word to say was his greeting or a good joke when you needed one.

Richard lived life to the fullest.

His future plans were to attend Delaware State University, upon graduation.

Richard loved the Lord, accepting Jesus Christ as his personal savior and being baptized two years ago.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Brandon Williams.

He is survived by his mother, Ray Jean Reeves of Dover; his father, Richard Aldridge Williams Jr. of Dover; a sister, Shanda Denise Reeves of Dover; two brothers, Craig Lenorris Reeves and Joshua Lamar Reeves, both of Dover; two half-sisters, Tamara M. Williams of Dover, and Rochelle Savage Reye of Washington, D.C.; a niece, Crishona Reeves; two nephews, Christopher Reeves and Deshawn Reeves; three aunts, Everda Williams, Edith Reeves and Evelyn Burley, all of Georgia; four uncles, Ray Charles Reeves, Emmanuel Williams, and B.C. Reeves, all of Georgia, and Joe Ward of Washington D.C.; and a host of cousins, other relatives, friends, and classmates.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Chapel in Dover, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Whatcoat Cemetery, Dover.

 

William R. 'Ace' Carrow, 76

CLAYTON - William R. ''Ace'' Carrow of Clayton died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in his home. He was 76.

Mr. Carrow was born in 1922, in Clayton, the son of the late Ralph V. Carrow and Margaret Boggs Carrow.

He was a 1940 graduate of Smyrna High School.

He enlisted in U.S. Air Force following high school.

Mr. Carrow was a World War II veteran.

He retired in 1961 with the rank of master sergeant, after 21 years of service.

Mr. Carrow then worked for civil service at Dover Air Force Base, retiring in 1987.

He joined the Clayton Fire Co. in 1959, working his way through the ranks to become chief for five years.

He was past president of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman's Association, serving in 1983; also serving as secretary for the association from 1987-94; and as assistant secretary from 1995 to the present.

Mr. Carrow was past president of the Delmarva Volunteer Firemans Association, from 1975-76; and chief emeritus in 1977.

He was past county president, from 1978-79.

He was the Clayton Fire Co.'s Fireman of the Year in 1981 and 1985; Co-Fireman of the Year for Kent County in 1997; and the Delaware Volunteer Firemans Association Fireman of the Year in 1992.

Mr. Carrow was inducted into the Delmarva Firefighters Hall of Fame in 1984; and the Delaware Volunteer Firemans Association Hall of Fame, in 1985.

He was serving as a fire commissioner for the state of Delaware, appointed by Gov. Carper in 1995.

Mr. Carrow was a member of Harmony Lodge 13 AF&AM in Smyrna, a member of the VFW Post 8801 in Clayton, a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Smyrna, a life member and past president of the Clayton Fire Co., a past council member for the town of Clayton, and a member of Ewell's-St. Paul United Methodist Church in Clayton.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, James E. Pritchard Jr., in 1969.

He is survived by his wife, Manetta Holland Carrow of Clayton; a son William R. Carrow II of Clayton; two daughters, Cindy Brode and her husband, Harold, both of Harrington, and Cathy Pritchard and her husband, Jimmy, both of Dover; and four grandsons, Derrick Brode, Kenny Brode, and Robbie Brode, all of Harrington, and Alex Carrow of Clayton.

Service will be noon Saturday at Ewell's-St. Paul United Methodist Church, Clayton.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Clayton Fire Hall in Clayton, where a masonic service will be held at 8 p.m.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Clayton Fire Co., P.O. Box 1050, Clayton, DE 19938.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors, Inc., Smyrna.

 

Emma Jane Purnell, 77 

MIDDLETOWN - Emma Jane Purnell of Middletown died of natural causes Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in Christiana Medical Center. She was 77.

Ms. Purnell was born Feb. 15, 1921, the daughter of the late Edward Mitchell and Indiana Purnell.

She was a domestic worker.

Ms. Purnell was a member of Middletown Kingdom Hall.

She is survived by a daughter, Doris Jeffers of Middletown.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Middletown Kingdom Hall, Noxontown Road, Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Lee's Chapel Cemetery, Townsend.

Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home.

 

Almeta Mae Dorman, 86

LEWES - Almeta Mae Dorman of rural Lewes died at her home Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, of heart failure. She was 86.

Mrs. Dorman was born in Angola, the daughter of the late John O. Davidson and Anna Mae Dodd Davidson. She was a graduate of Lewes High School, class of 1930. She was a homemaker and a licensed practical nurse in the Lewes-Rehoboth Beach area, and a member of Conley's United Methodist Church near Angola.

Mrs. Dorman was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Dorman, in 1976.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond Dorman and Carlton O. Dorman, both of Angola; two daughters, Ann Hedley of Angola and Janet Hall of Quakertown; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road and Del. 24, Long Neck, where friends may call at 1 p.m. The Rev. Randy Booth will officiate.

Burial will be in the Conley's Chapel Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Deborah Hospital, Sussex County Chapter, c/o Agnes Cogar, R.D. 1, Box 24A, Dagsboro, DE 19939; or to Conley's Chapel U.M. Church.

 

William Edward Berry, 80

BARCLAY, Md. - William Edward Berry of Barclay died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Memorial Hospital in Easton. He was 80.

Mr. Berry was born in 1917 in Barclay, the son of the late William Berry and Mary Berry.

He spent his life around the Barclay area, working as a farmer's helper until he retired.

He enjoyed being around his family.

Mr. Berry especially looked forward to the family cookout.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Frances Elliott, Leona Banks, Virginia Saddler and Shirley Commodore.

He is survived by three brothers, James Dickerson of Barclay, Marvin Dickerson of Marydel, and John Banks of Goldsboro; three sisters-in-law, Bessie Dickerson, Louise Dickerson and Joyce Bell; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Service will be noon Saturday at Community Baptist Church in Barclay, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in St. Daniels Cemetery, Barclay.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Marshall A. Willey Sr., 74

LEWES - Marshall A. Willey Sr. of Lewes died of heart failure Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 74.

Mr. Willey was born in Milton, the son of the late Layton Willey and Arzie Carpenter.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Willey was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Willey, in 1996.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth E. Willey of Lewes; four sons, Lyndon Willey of Georgetown, and Marshall A. Willey Jr., Jack Willey, and Dennis Willey, all of Lewes; four daughters, Charlotte Hall of Lewes, Phyllis Roe of Milford, and Donna Workman and Betty Burton, both of Milton; a brother, James Willey of Laurel; four sisters, Margaret Seelig of Escondido, Calif., Jeannette King of Connecticut, Mary Rust of Rehoboth Beach, and Helen Davidson of Laurel; and 17 grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Service in Long Neck, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in White's Chapel Cemetery, Lewes.

 

Leonard Francis Jewell, 59

MILFORD - Leonard Francis Jewell of Milford died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in his home. He was 59.

Mr. Jewell was born in Milford, the son of Mary Jewell Conley and the late Earl H. Jewell.

He attended Murphy School.

Mr. Jewell was an U.S. Army veteran.

He was a retired commercial union painter.

Mr. Jewell was a member of the Painters and Allied Trades Local Union 100, a member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the Society of 3rd Infantry Division, and a member of the Varmit Hunters Association of South Dakota.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Conley of Harrington; five brothers, Harry Jewell and Paul Jewell, both of Harrington, David Carter of Milford, Earl Jewell of Seaford, and Joseph Jewell; three sisters, Nina Jenkins of Lincoln, Charlene Fuller of Milford, and Shirley Fawley of Waldorf, Md.; and several half brothers and sisters.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home in Milford, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

 

Tim O'Dell Emore Sr., 47

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Tim O'Dell Emore Sr. of Chestertown died of heart failure Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital. He was 47.

Mr. Emore was born in 1951, in Lexington, Va.

His family moved to the Chestertown area, when he was four years old.

He attended Chestertown High School.

Mr. Emore was active with the Future Farmers of America Club.

He was a truck driver for David Beachy of Chesterville for 16 years.

Mr. Emore was a former member of the Crumpton Volunteer Fire Co.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Beverly Whittington Emore of Chestertown; a son, Tim O. Emore Jr. at home; two daughters, Linda Morris of Chestertown and Amy Emore at home; his mother and step-father, Lucille Manley Bramble and Maxwell Bramble Jr., both of Still Pond; two brothers, Anthony Emore of Kennedyville, and Richard Bramble of Cheswold, Del.; two sisters, Janie Lins of Worton and Brenda Short of Earlveville; and two granddaughters.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech in Galena, where friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Pall bearers will be David Blankenship, Trey Appenzeller, Dale Hickman, Bill Reynolds, Tom Lizon, Lee Jester, and Michael Wilson.

Burial will be private.

In memory of Tim O'Dell Emore Sr., the family suggests that contributions be made to the Amy Emore Trust Fund, c/o Chestertown Bank of Maryland, Crumpton Branch, P.O. Box 249, Crumpton, MD 21668.

 

Harold Wayne Madison, 56

REHOBOTH BEACH - Harold Wayne Madison of Rehoboth Beach died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, in his home. He was 56.

Mr. Madison was born in 1941, in Alexandria, Va., the son of the late Clarence Minor Madison and Ada Gertrude Edwards.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in cartography from George Washington University in Washington D.C.

He graduated from the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Va., and from the Seniors Officials in National Security program at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.

Mr. Madison worked for the Department of Defense as a cartographer.

He served on the National Imagery and Mapping Association's Installation Management.

He was a retired member of the Department of Defense's Senior Executive Service.

Mr. Madison was the author of technical works relating to extraction of elevation information through aerial photography.

He was the recipient of many awards, including the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, in 1990.

Mr. Madison was a member of the National Society of Photogrammetry, and a member of the Association of Mapping Seniors.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Emily Tydings, in 1997.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia Bayliss Madison of Rehoboth Beach; a son, David Madison of Rehoboth Beach; a daughter, Donna Madison of Rehoboth Beach; four sisters, Lois Flynn of Rockville, Md., Barbara Wever of Annandale, Va., Betty Durand of Silver Spring, Md., and Joan MacMillan of Wallkill, N.Y.; a brother, Stephen Madison of Dale City, Va.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many friends.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at DeMaine's Funeral Home in Springfield, Va., where friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

 

Gary Lee Ricketts, 35

BRIDGEVILLE - Gary Lee Ricketts of Bridgeville died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 35.

Mr. Ricketts was born in 1963, in Seaford, the son of the late Malachi Ricketts and Margaret Smack.

He graduated from Woodbridge High School.

Mr. Ricketts worked for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital as a dietary aide.

He is survived by a sister, Betty Woolford of Bridgeville; an aunt with whom he resided, Mary Johnson of Bridgeville; a brother, Pat Smack; and other relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Cemetery, Dublin Hill.

 

John Arthur Beckman, 75

REHOBOTH BEACH - John Arthur Beckman of Rehoboth Beach died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 75.

Mr. Beckman was born in 1922, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late Arthur Beckman and Eleanor Tinkler.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps 94th Bomb Group.

He worked as a credit manager for J.P. Stephens Textile Co. in New York.

Mr. Beckman moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1989.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Beckman, in 1996.

He is survived by a son, Chris Beckman of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, Joanne Merlo of Rehoboth Beach and Linda Hamilton of Memphis, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach.

Burial will be private.

In memory of John Arthur Beckman, the family suggests that contributions be nade to the Rehoboth Beach Library, 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.


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