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Earl Raful, 60

DOVER - Earl Raful of Dover died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998. He was 60.

Mr. Raful was the owner of Furniture Junction in Dover.

He was a member of Congregation Beth Sholom, Dover.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Raful.

He is survived by his wife, Madelyn Goldberg Raful of Dover; a son, Mitchell Raful of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Denise Holechek, and her husband, Patrick, both of Owings Mills, Md., and Melinda Wright, and her husband, Orlando, both of Albany, Ga.; a sister, Myra Jean Garman of Akron, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Kyle Holechek and Brooke Holechek, both of Owings Mills, and Briana Wright of Albany.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc., Baltimore.

Burial will be in Baltimore.

In memory of Earl Raful, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Ellen M. Redden, 88

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - Ellen M. Redden of Pocomoke City died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, in Genesis, Salisbury. She was 88.

Ms. Redden was born in 1910, in Pocomoke City, the daughter of the late Lloyd Aydelotte and Mary Aydelotte.

She was educated in the public school system of Worcester County.

Ms. Redden was employed as a nurses' assistant by the state hospital in Trenton, N.J., retiring from that position.

She volunteered at the MAC Center.

Ms. Redden participated in the Clark Manor Association.

She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and her church, accepting Christ as her personal Savior at an early age.

Ms. Redden was a lifetime member of Old Mount Zion Methodist Church in Pocomoke City, where she faithfully attended Sunday School and sang in the Senior Choir.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Redden.

She is survived by a daughter, Marjorie Noel of Queenstown; two sons, James Bond of Queenstown and William Edward of Philadelphia; a sister, Emma M. Hobbs of Pocomoke City; seven grandchildren, Frederick Aydelotte, and his wife, Delores, both of Trenton, N.J., Joseph Norfleet of Holyoke, Mass., Oleeta Dickens, and her husband, Harry, both of Orlando, Fla., Pamela Frazier, and her husband, William, both of Hurlock, Gregory Aydelotte, stationed in Pascagoula, Miss., Edward Heath, and his wife, Celestine, both stationed in Roanoke Rapids, Va., and Sandra Heath of Pocomoke City; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, church members, neighbors and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Methodist Church in Pocomoke City, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Hall's Hill Cemetery, Pocomoke City.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke City.

 

Tammy Lynn Parsons, 17

WATTSVILLE, Va. - Tammy Lynn Parsons of Wattsville died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998. She was 17.

Miss Parsons was born in Milford, Del., the daughter of Richard Parsons and Patricia Woehrle Parsons.

She was a member of the Church of God in Chincoteague, Va.

She is survived by her parents, Richard and Patricia Parsons; her maternal grandparents, Paul S. and Patricia Woehrle, both of Milford; her paternal grandparents, Paul P. and Elma C. Parsons, both of Lincoln, Del.; five uncles, Paul Woehrle of Silver Spring, Md., Phillip Woehrle of Lincoln, Jonathon Woehrle of Washington, D.C., Paul E. Parsons of Milford and David A. Parsons of Wilmington, Del.; three aunts, Phillis Hammond and Diane Parsons, both of Lincoln, and Carolyn Sharpe of Frederica, Del.; and two devoted friends, Harold and Betty Lancaster, both of Wattsville.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Church of God, Chincoteague.

Burial will be in Downing Cemetery, Oak Hill.

Arrangements by Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville.

 

Charlotte Howarth German, 77

LEWES - Charlotte Howarth German of Lewes died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, in Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was 77.

Ms. German was born in 1920, in Lewes.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter B. Howarth, in 1962; her second husband, Norman German, in 1989; a daughter, Belinda A. Ritter; and a brother, Jack Wingate.

She is survived by three sons, Walter U. Howarth of Millsboro, Richard Jan Howarth and William Howarth of Rehoboth Beach; and a sister, Jane Miller of Salisbury, Md.

Service will be noon Friday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

Burial will be private.

 

Jarred Daniel Smarte, 3 days

LAUREL - Jarred Daniel Smarte of Laurel died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, in A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington. He was three days old.

Jarred was born at Christiana Hospital, Wilmington.

He is survived by his parents, Ricky Allen Smarte and Tanya Lynn Groton Smarte, both of Laurel; a brother, Justin Tyler Smarte, at home; his paternal grandparents, James A. Smarte and Mona Richards Smarte, both of Seaford; his maternal grandparents, Donald Groton and Linda Boyce Groton, both of Laurel; his paternal great-grandmother, Julia Richards of Seaford; and his maternal great-grandmother, Doris Boyce of Laurel.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel, where friends may call prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.

Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home Inc., Seaford.

 

June Graham Gorton, 81

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - June Graham Gorton of Chestertown died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, in her home. She was 81.

Mrs. Gorton was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Graham.

She spent her professional life in the dance theater.

Her early training was in ballet.

Mrs. Gorton danced with George Balanchine's company.

She later assisted in choreographing several musicals, including ''The King and I,'' with her mentor, Jerome Robbins.

She was the founder and director of the Wolcott Children's Ballet Company after moving to Vermont.

The Wolcott Children's Ballet Company was a program that exposed rural children to performing arts.

Mrs. Gorton fondly referred to the program as ''children dancing for children.''

She had made the Eastern Shore her home, most recently.

Mrs. Gorton was a member of the Shrewsbury Parish Church, Kennedyville.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert Gorton of Chestertown; two sons, Roderick Gorton of Florence, Italy, and David Gorton of Los Angeles; two daughters, Joan Jaeger of Castro Valley, Calif., and Gail Comotti of Madrid, Spain; and 14 grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Shrewsbury Parish Church, Kennedyville.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Shrewsbury Parish Building Fund, Kennedyville, MD 21645; or The Wolcott Children's Ballet, Wolcott, VT 05680.

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

 

Holcomb D. Bailey, 80

HARRINGTON - Holcomb D. Bailey of Harrington died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, in Courtland Manor Nursing Center. He was 80.

Mr. Bailey was born in 1918, in Jacksboro, Texas, the son of the late Chester A. Bailey and Eunice C. Bailey.

He was a rancher in San Angelo, Texas.

Mr. Bailey was a World War II veteran. He served in the U.S. Army, first in the Air Corps within the Army Air Forces until 1947, then in the Signal Corps, retiring in 1954, following service in the Korean conflict, as a chief warrant officer.

Mr. Bailey also was an honorary colonel in the Confederate Air Force.

He was an avid leather worker and saddle maker.

He was employed as a manager of the catalogue department with Chick's in Harrington, most recently.

Mr. Bailey had lived in Delaware for the past 11 years.

He is survived by a brother, Arthur Bailey Jr. of Rio Rancho, N.M.; and a sister, Chestalynn Patterson of Arlington, Texas.

Service will be noon Friday at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Bear.

Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Cemetery Columbarium, Bear.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association of Kent County, P.O. Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903.

Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.

 

Rosetta M. Chandler, 71

MILLSBORO - Rosetta M. Chandler of Millsboro died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 71.

Ms. Chandler was born in Frankford, the daughter of the late Raymond Rickards and Estella Rogers Rickards.

She was a homemaker.

Ms. Chandler was a member of the Indian River Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert G. Chandler, in 1990; a brother, Ronald Rickards, in 1995; and a son, Richard Chandler, in 1984.

She is survived by four sisters, Thelma Wells and Jean McCabe, both of Frankford, and Margaret Lynch of Selbyville, and Rosalie Furbush of Dagsboro.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Frankford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Carey's Cemetery, Frankford.

 

Jessie A. Leager, 84

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Jessie A. Leager of Centreville died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. She was 84.

Mrs. Leager was born in 1914, the daughter of the late Harry Joseph Bamberger and Mary Emma Wyatt Bamberger.

She graduated from Church Hill High School.

Mrs. Leager married Robert Wilson Leager Sr. of Price Dec. 23, 1933.

Together, they farmed in Queen Anne's County until their retirement in 1978.

Mrs. Leager was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church; a past president of the United Methodist Women; and a member of the Price Community Club, the Church Hill Alumni Association and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 69, Centreville.

She was preceded in death by her husband in July 1994; and by three grandchildren, Chris Leager, Sue Shahan and Jimmy Carter.

She is survived by four sons, Robert Wilson Leager Jr. of Sudlersville, Charles Emmitt Leager of Centreville, William Edward Leager of Price and Donald Lee Leager of Centreville; two daughters, Beverly L. Carter of Queenstown and Jessie Kaye Barnes of Chestertown; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Centreville, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church, c/o Barbara Boone, 701 Granny Branch Road, Church Hill, MD 21623.

 

Milton Johnson, 62

LINCOLN - Milton Johnson of Lincoln died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital, Dover.

Mr. Johnson was born in Accomac, Va., the son of the Cora Johnson of Atlantic, Va., and the late Russell Johnson.

He was a truck driver for many years. He recently retired from San Del Trucking, haven driven trucks hauling peppers for many years.

Mr. Johnson will be missed dearly by his loving family and friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Joyce Johnson of Lincoln; four sons, Milton Johnson Jr. of Lincoln, Vincent Sachell of Georgetown, Edward Taylor of Holly Hill, S.C., and Douglas McCray of Hartly; two daughters, Martha McCray of Camden-Wyoming and Connie Townsend of North Carolina; five brothers, Russell Johnson of Atlantic, Harvey Johnson of Dover, Harold Johnson of Atlantic, Ricky Johnson of Dover and Jerry Johnson of Wilmington; three sisters, Sharon Thomas, Grace Hill and Estelle Payton, all of Atlantic; two stepsons, Joseph Hill of Hartly and Jerrod Bradick of Lincoln; a stepdaughter, Dawn Renaie Weaver of Chincoteague, Va.; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 13 stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South Du Pont Highway, Harrington, with pastor Delores Williams of the Cathedral of Love Church, Lincoln, officiating.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903.

 

Pauline Brake, 78

GREENWOOD - Pauline Brake of Greenwood died of an abdominal arterial aneurysm Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, in her home. She was 78.

Mrs. Brake was born April 2, 1921, in Cape Charles, Va., the daughter of the late Roy Hughes and Laura Morris Hughes Brown.

She did factory work and domestic work in the Greenwood area.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Brake.

She is survived by a son, Louis Laws of Greenwood; a daughter, Vernita Hughes of Syracuse, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 205 N. West St., Milford.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at Young's Funeral Home, Seaford.

Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Concord.

 

Jacqueline Emory Carter, 53

BEAR - Jacqueline Emory Carter of Bear died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, in her home. She was 53.

Mrs. Carter was a social worker for the state of Delaware for nine years.

She was a member of Maple Dale Country Club, Dover.

She is survived by three sons, Edward Allson, James Allson and Kenneth Allson, all of Dover; two daughters, Donella Wilkins of Greenwood and Inez Clements of Milford; three brothers, David Emory of Dover, Donald Emory of Wyoming and Danial Emory of Wyoming; a sister, Janie Griggs of Dover; and one grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

 

Kay Conaway Delcher, 64

YORK, Pa. - Kay Conaway Delcher of York died of natural causes Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in York Hospital. She was 64.

Mrs. Delcher was born April 28, 1934, in Pocomoke City, Md., the daughter of the late Wellington Conaway and Marion Prost Conaway.

She graduated from Pocomoke High School.

Mrs. Delcher married Charles D. Delcher Sept. 16, 1975.

She was a member of Christian Life Church, York, and of its intercessional prayer group and its Women that Win group, and taught Sunday school.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, John Bromley, Steve Bromley and George Bromley, all of Delaware; two daughters, Lisa Gandy of Seattle and Paula Delcher of York; and nine grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at John W. Keffer Funeral Home Inc., 2114 W. Market St., York, with the Rev. Barry A. Falkenstine officiating.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York.

The family suggest memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 106, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; or to the American Heart Association, 2997 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion, PA 17356.
 

Elsie M. Metheny, 88

WYOMING - Elsie M. Metheny of Wyoming died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, in the Methodist Manor House, Seaford. She was 88.

Ms. Metheny was born in Wyoming, the daughter of the late John Morton Melvin and Clara Hutchison Melvin.

She was a homemaker.

Ms. Metheny was a member of the Adult Fellowship of her church, and a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, William P. Metheny Sr., in 1977; and a son, Eugene Metheny, in 1996.

She is survived by two sons, William P. Metheny Jr. of Stafford, Va., and Dr. Robert M. Metheny of La Plata, Md.; a daughter, Carole Campbell of Bloomsburg, Pa.; a brother, Clifton D. Melvin of Hartly; a daughter-in-law, Marion Metheny of Dover; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wyoming U.M. Church in Wyoming, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Benevolence Fund, Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.

Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.

William Edward Robb Sr., 83

CAMDEN - William Edward Robb Sr. of Camden died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, in his home. He was 83.

Mr. Robb was born Nov. 20, 1914, in Henderson, Md., the son of the late Thomas Robb and Mamie Dukes Robb.

He was a farmer.

He also was an inspector for the state Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1980.

Mr. Robb was a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church, a member of its Adult Fellowship, a past president and member of the Caesar Rodney Ruritan Club, a member of the Delaware State Farm Bureau and a member of the Capitol Grange.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Marie E. Robb, in 1997; and a sister, Mary Roden.

He is survived by a son, William E. Robb Jr., and his wife, Nancy, both of Del Ray Beach, Fla.; two daughers, Anna Marie Glaus, and her husband, Gordon, both of Greensburg, Pa., and Norma Jean Courtney, and her husband, Carlton, both of Dover; a brother, T. Dukes Robb of Harrington; a brother-in-law, Richard Roden of Henderson.; eight grandchildren, Michael Courtney, Garry Courtney, Jeff Courtney, Donna Fugate, Carolyn Wildrick, Thomas Robb, Sonja Belville and Deborah Glaus; and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Pippin Funeral Home in Wyoming, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be sent to the Wyoming United Methodist Church or to the Caesar Rodney Ruritan Club.

Hazel M. Elliott, 94

LAUREL - Hazel M. Elliott of Laurel died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in Harrison House, Georgetown. She was 94.

Ms. Elliott was born in Bethel, the daughter of the late Augustus Marine and Katie Marine.

She worked as a lab technician for the E. I. DuPont Co. in Seaford for 25 years, retiring in 1968.

Ms. Elliott was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford, and a member of the Laurel Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Elliott of Laurel and Margie Wells of Wilmington; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Short Funeral Home in Laurel, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

Levin D. Hudson, 78

SELBYVILLE - Levin D. Hudson of Selbyville died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in his home. He was 78.

Mr. Hudson was born in Williamsville, the son of the late Harvey Hudson and Priscilla Morris Hudson.

He was a retired truck driver for Hitchens Brothers, Selbyville.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Myrtle R. Hudson of Selbyville; three stepsons, Clinton Short of Emmett, Idaho, Harvey Short of Berlin, Md., and Gary Short of Selbyville; three stepdaughters, Barbara Hall of Selbyville, Carol Richardson of Berlin, Md., and Judy Bennett of Laurel; two sisters, Viola Lewis of Willards, Md., and Sally Baker of Salisbury, Md.; 15 stepgrandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. today at the Roxana Cemetery in Roxana, where the Rev. Leroy Weymouth will officiate.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Frankford.

Erle S. Cathell Sr., 76

MILFORD - Erle S. Cathell Sr. of Milford died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in Milford Center. He was 76.

Mr. Cathell was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Wilmington, the son of the late William E. Cathell and Rosa Cathell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Cathell worked as a line worker for the Diamond Shamrock Chemical Co. in Delaware City, retiring in 1982.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward Cathell and John F. Cathell; and a sister, Pearl Cathell.

He is survived by his companion of 29 years, Lillie G. Meekins of Milford; a daughter, Debbie Cathell of Willards, Md.; two stepdaughters, Paula Haas of Townsend and Patricia Fanning of Milford; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Torbert Funeral Chapel in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Kent County Division, P.O. Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903-1977.

Jacqueline Emory Carter, 53

BEAR - Jacqueline Emory Carter of Bear died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, in her home. She was 53.

Mrs. Carter was a social worker for the state of Delaware for nine years.

She was a member of Maple Dale Country Club, Dover.

She is survived by two daughters, Donella Wilkins of Greenwood and Inez Clements of Milford; three sons, Edward Allison, James Allison and Kenneth Allison, all of Dover; three brothers, David Emory of Dover, Donald Emory of Wilmington and Daniel Emory of Wyoming; a sister, Janie Griggs of Dover; and one grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Frederick Browne, 47

WILMINGTON - Frederick Browne of Wilmington died Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998, in his home. He was 47.

Mr. Browne was born Sept. 6, 1951, in Wyoming, the son of Mary Looper of Dover and the late Frederick Douglass Browne.

He attended Caesar Rodney High School, Camden. He was intellectually gifted and fluent in Spanish.

While in high school, Mr. Browne enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1969, and spent a year of his two-year tour of duty in Vietnam. While in the service, he would receive letters in Spanish from his high school Spanish teacher, and he would reply in Spanish.

He was also an avid book reader and would spend endless hours reading. Although he was a private person, he treasured his family and enjoyed his friends. He was a real friend when someone needed a friend.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terrence Browne.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Frederick Saunders of Dover; a daughter, Camille Saunders of Smyrna; a stepson, Genius Gladius; a grandson, Devante Saunders of Smyrna; his stepfather, Webster Looper of Dover; two brothers, Tyrone Browne of Dover and Cecil Browne of Wilmington; two sisters, Vanessa Browne Barbour of Pittsburgh and Victoria Browne of Temple Hills, Md.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service will be noon Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Chapel, 717 W. Division St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Aronie Mae Ward Bailey, 62

STOCKTON, Md. - Aronie Mae Ward Bailey died Monday, Sept. 28, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. She was 62.

Mrs. Bailey was born Dec. 25, 1935, in Stockton. As a child, she lived in New York, then returned to Stockton while still a girl, living there until faily recently, when she moved to Snow Hill.

She married Clarence Bailey Oct. 30, 1982. In May, they returned to live in Stockton.

Mrs. Bailey was a sitter for most families in Stockton. She had a special love for children that is seldom seen: children loved her.

She became a member of St. Paul U.M. Church early in life and served the church and community faithfully under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. She was chairwoman of the Health and Welfare work area for several years. She was always singing and giving God the highest praise.

Mrs. Bailey was a faithful wife, a good mother and a neighbor who always had encouraging words for all.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence Bailey; an adopted daughter, Regina ''Neet'' Rue of Glen Burnie; a sister, Emily; a brother, George, in New York; two special cousins, Pearl Dale of Newark and Bernice Waters of Snow Hill; and many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Service will be noon Saturday at St. Paul U.M. Church, Stockton, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Baptist Cemetery, Stockton.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke City.

Ronald A. Brown, 44

EARLEVILLE - Ronald A. Brown of Buttonwood Beach, Earleville, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in Union Hospital, Elkton. He was 44.

Mr. Brown was born March 29, 1954, in Elkton, the son of Ellen Wherry Brown of Earleville and the late John L. Brown.

He was a 1973 graduate of Bohemia Manor High School.

Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. For the past 13 years, he was employed by R & M Enterprises in maintenance.

He was a member of the Chesapeake City VFW Post 7687 and of the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Co., and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Sabrina Brown of Earleville; two brothers, Jack Brown and Robert Brown, both of Earleville; three sisters, Judy Manlove of Earleville, Marlene Brown of Cecilton and Donna Hershey of New Park, Pa.; and a devoted friend, Kathleen L. Cicero of New Jersey.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, with the Rev. Jack Shitama of Town Point United Methodist Church officiating.

Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Earleville, with full military honors by Rising Sun American Legion Post 194.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Sabrina Brown Trust Fund, c/o County Bank, PO Box 14, Cecilton, MD 21913.

Hattie Nance, 83

CAMDEN - Hattie Nance of Camden died as a result of a house fire Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, in her home. She was 83.

Mrs. Nance was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Lakeland, Fla.

She married Albert Nance in the early 1960s.

Mrs. Nance was retired from Delaware State University, where she had worked as a custodian.

She was a member of Mount Carmel Church of the Living God, Dover.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Betty Nance of Chester, Pa., and Sadie Nance of Smyrna; six stepgrandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and a host of close friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Church of the Living God, West Street, Dover.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

Albert Nance, 79

CAMDEN - Albert Nance of Camden died as the result of a house fire Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, in his home. He was 79.

Mr. Nance was born May 19, 1919, in Charlotte, N.C.

He married Hattie Nance in the early 1960s.

Mr. Nance retired from Gruwell Farms, where he had worked as a laborer.

He was a member of Mount Carmel Church of the Living God, Dover.

He is survived by a daughter, Betty Nance of Chester, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Sadie Nance of Smyrna; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of close friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Carmel Church of the Living God, West Street, Dover.

Burial will be in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Dover.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

Wanda D. Brooks Becklin, 68

HARBESON - Wanda D. Brooks Becklin of Harbeson, and formerly of Beltsville, Md., died of cancer, which she had fought for 25 years, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in her home. She was 68.

Mrs. Becklin had worked as a real estate sales agent and a census taker for the U.S. Census Bureau, in addition to being a homemaker.

She was past president of the Eastern Sussex Democratic Club; the coordinator of ''FISH'' - Friendly Intermediate Sympathetic Help - of Beltsville; a member of the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 28 of Riverdale/Oak Orchard; and a member of Community Lutheran Church, Omar.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gilbert P. Becklin; two daughters, Anita Tyndall of Seaford and Vinice Larkins of Beltsville; her mother, Wanda McGuan of Georgetown; a brother, Robert Brooks of Denton, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Community Lutheran Church, Omar.

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road and Del. 24, Long Neck.

Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Community Lutheran Church, Omar; or to the American Cancer Society.

Daniel B. Lynch, 53

LEWES - Daniel B. Lynch of Lewes died of natural causes Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, in his home. He was 53.

Mr. Lynch was born Jan. 10, 1945, in Lewes, the son of Ernest R. Lynch and Leora B. Lynch, both of Lewes.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked at Beebe Hospital, Lewes, in its maintenance department, and then worked at the Star of the Sea, Rehoboth Beach, until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Dean B. Lynch of Lewes; two brothers, John W. Lynch of Lewes and Robert E. Lynch of Franklinville, N.J.; and a sister, Marianne Millman of Milton.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Atkins-Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, with the Rev. Charles Moyer officiating.

Friends may call at the chapel one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be private.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the Beebe Home Health Agency, Attn.: Bonnie Williams, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958; or to Lewes Volunteer Fire Co., 347 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Otis 'Charlie Boy' Scott, 70

DOVER - Otis ''Charlie Boy'' Scott died of natural causes Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 70.

Mr. Scott was born July 20, 1928, in Dover, the son of the late Charles Watson and Bessie Scott.

He completed the 10th grade.

Mr. Scott was employed by Bill Holden, Ralph Emerson, L.C. Newton, C. F. Schwartz Motor Co., Refrigerated Foods Express and Mills Trucking.

He was a member of Holy Trinity UAME Church, of which he was a trustee for 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Hester A. Scott, a son, Otis T. Scott of New Orleans; two brothers, Vernon Watson of Wyoming and the Rev. Charles Watson of New Castle; four sisters, Betty Hoggs of Georgia, Mary Baldwin of Dover, Thelma Henderson of Chicago and Elizabeth Price of Fort Washington, Md.; two grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Williams and Flossie Little, both of Dover; and three brothers-in-law, William Richardson of Smyrna, Leovertor Richardson of Dayton, Ohio, and John Henry Richardson of Wilmington.

Service will be noon Saturday at Holy Trinity UAME Church, New and Reed streets, Dover, with the Rev. Ronald Jackson officiating.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.

Walter G. Yedlin, 85

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Walter G. Yedlin of Heron Point, Chestertown, and formerly of Hockessin, Del., died of natural causes at Heron Point. He was 85.

Mr. Yedlin was born in Passaic, N.J.

He was a graduate of the City College of New York.

Mr. Yedlin worked for the DuPont Co. as an engineer from 1944 until his retirement in 1979.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Pardee Yedlin, in 1991.

He is survived by five sisters-in-law, Sarah Flowers of Chestertown, Lulu Carrow and Betty Zimmerman, both of Dover, Del., Eleanor Masten of Wilmington, Del., and Margaret Hugg of Milford, Del.; five brothers-in-law, Robert Pardee and Thomas Pardee, both of Harrington, Del., Louise and Charles Roberts, both of Frederica, Del., and George Pardee and his nephew and guardian, Kerry Flowers of Hoboken, N.J.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 Du Pont Highway, New Castle, Del., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 162 Prince George St., Annapolis, MD 21401.

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

Karlis Krasts, 93

DOVER - Karlis Krasts of Dover died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 93.

Mr. Krasts was born in Snikere, Latvia.

He was retired from Playtex in Dover.

Mr. Krasts was a member of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wilmington.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alida I. Liepins Krasts of Dover; two sons, Aivars Krasts of Bear and John Krasts of Dover; and four grandsons.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. Du Pont Parkway, New Castle, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Memorial Park, Wilmington.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, c/o A. Baidians, 1104 Windon Drive, Chatham, Wilmington, DE 19810.


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