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Emma J. Powell, 77

GEORGETOWN - Emma J. Powell of Georgetown and formerly of Lewes died of heart failure Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in the Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes. She was 77.

Mrs. Powell had been a seamstress at the Sewing Room in Stockley Center, Hospital for the Mentally Retarded near Georgetown, retiring in 1984.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. Powell, in 1971, and two sisters, Stella and Trudy.

She is survived by three daughters and two son-in-laws, Margie and Fred Stovall of Moran, Texas, Elinor and Ron Bawek of Harrington and Betty Doering of Georgetown; her mother, Matilda Foskey of Berlin, Md.; six brothers, Joshua Chandler of Dover, James and Linford Chandler both of Laurel, Clifford Foskey, Alton Foskey and Charles Foskey, all of Maryland; two sisters, Irene McNamira of Dover and Irma Lee of Maryland; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road and Delaware 24 in Long Neck, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in the Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.
 
 

Theodore Jester, 92

GEORGETOWN - Theodore Jester of Georgetown died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in the Harrison House, Georgetown, where he had been a resident for several months. He was 92.

Mr. Jester was a custodian at the Social Services Building in Georgetown, retiring in 1985. He was also a meat cutter at both ACME and A & F.

He had been a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Franklin Lodge 17 AF & AM Masonic Lodge in Georgetown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Mae Jester in 1996.

He is survived by two nephews, Donald Jester of Harrington and Merrill Jester of Georgetown, who cared for him; two additional nephews and four nieces.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market Street in Georgetown.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where a Masonic Service will held at 7:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 7 South King Street, Georgetown, DE 19947.
 
 

Florence Elliott Workman, 86

GREENWOOD - Florence Elliott Workman of Greenwood died of pneumonia Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was 86.

Mrs. Workman was born in 1912, in Greenwood, the daughter of the late George Edward Elliott and Lola Evelyn Calloway.

She had been a cafeteria worker at Georgetown High School for 19 years, retiring in 1973.

Mrs. Workman had served as co-ordinator for Robin Hood Thrift Shop and had been a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence T. Workman in 1977.

She is survived by a son, BG Ret. C. Elliott Workman of Seaford; a brother, Clifford Elliott of Redden; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King Street in Georgetown, where the Rev. Pruitt-Barnett will officiate.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford Street in Georgetown.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 7 South King Street, Georgetown, DE 19947.
 
 

Calvin Leon Watson Hynson, 61

WORTON, Md. - Calvin Leon Watson Hynson of Worton died of natural causes Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in his home. He was 61.

Mr. Hynson was born in 1937, in Worton, the son of Gertrude Walker Hynson of Worton and the late Leon Norris Hynson.

He was employed with various companies throughout Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Hynson joined the Mt. Olive AME Church as a boy and sang with the Heavenly Echoes.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Hynson and Tony Hynson.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leon Calvin Hynson and Janette Nesmith Hynson of New Castle; a daughter, Carla Louise Hynson of Baltimore; three sisters, Arminta Hynson of Baltimore, Hazel Hynson Wilson of Butlertown and Francine Smith of Fairlee; three grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Mt. Olive Church in Worton, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Worton.
 
 

Raymond A. Kaufmann Jr., 72

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Raymond A. Kaufmann Jr. of Chestertown and formerly of Chester County, Pa. died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, in Chestertown. He was 72.

Mr. Kaufmann was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., the son of the late Raymond A. and Mildred (Turner) Kaufmann.

He graduated from Frankfort High School in Philadelphia, attended Dickenson College and graduated from Rutgers University.

During World War II, Mr. Kaufmann served his country in the United State Air Force. After being shot down over France, he was honorably discharged from the service with the rank of Sergeant.

He embarked on a career in the self-adhesive products business, later moving into a management position with the Rohm & Haas Company of Philadelphia, before founding his own pressure-sensitive label printing company. Retiring in 1984, he and his wife moved to Chestertown where they operated a Bed & Breakfast and enjoyed an active social life.

Pursuing a life long love of water, they extensively cruised the East Coast of their sailboat. He was a loving and dedicated husband and father. A warm fun-loving and gregarious person. He was a fixture in the Chestertown community. His friends and family will dearly miss him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor (Roberts) Kaufmann.

He is survived by two sons, Tom Kaufmann of Birchrunville, Pa., and Eric Kaufmann of Lahti, Finland; two sisters, Hope Dyer of Plymouth Meeting, Pa. and Shirley Collier of Gladwynne, Pa.; six grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be private at the convenience of the family.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made in his name to the American Lung Association or to the American Cancer Society.
 
 

Elizabeth Marie Meekins, 88

EARLEVILLE, Md. - Elizabeth Marie Meekins of Earleville died of heart failure Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in the Calvert Manor Health Care Center, Rising Sun. She was 88.

Mrs. Meekins was born in Abington, Pa., the daughter of the late Michael J. and Mary Ellen (Carney) Kervin.

She moved to Locust Point in Earleville in 1972, where she and her husband established their residence.

Mrs. Meekins had been a homemaker most of her life and was very active in communtity projects.

She was very family orientated. Devoted to her husband Frank, they enjoyed doing family activities together. She also liked her pets.

Mrs. Meekins was instrumental in the development of the Earleton Village Complex in Cecilton. She participated in the ground-breaking ceremony. She also donated her time at Union Hospital in Elkton, as she was an active member of the 1st and 2nd Ladies Auxiliary at the hospital.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frank Meekins of Earleville; three sisters, Margaret Smith and Kathryn Kervin both of Abington, Pa. and Mary Byron of Drexel Hill, Pa.; and two devoted nephews whom she was very fond of, Ned Byron of Pennsylvania and Michael Byron of Montana.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Chesapeake City.

Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 226 East Main Street in Cecilton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made in her name to the S.P.C.A., Post Office Box 665, Chesapeake City, Md. 21915.

Hannah M. Bradley, 80

MILFORD - Hannah M. Bradley of Milford died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, in the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She was 80.

Mrs. Bradley had been a sewing machine operator at the Shirt Factory in Harrington, retiring several years ago.

She enjoyed crocheting, needlework and painting. She also raised chihuahuas and basenji's.

Mrs. Bradley was a member of the Jehovah's Witness in Milford and a former member of the Mispillion Kennel Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. ''Tip'' Bradley, in May, a son, Francis Bradley and a sister.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Stanton of Milford; a son, Vernon W. Bradley of Lincoln; her step-mother, Gertrude Conaway; two sisters, Sarah Elliott of Bridgeville and Shelby Swain of Lincoln; two brothers, Emerson Conaway of Bridgeville and William Conaway; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness, Airport Road in Milford.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford.

 

Phoebe H. Adams, 88

GEORGETOWN - Phoebe H. Adams of Georgetown died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, in the Millsboro Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Millsboro. She was 88.

Mrs. Adams was born in Millsboro, the daughter of the late Levin J. and Orpha Rogers Parkers.

She had been a homemaker.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the Mount Olivet Brethern Church in Georgetown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac J. Adams, in 1971 three sons, John Adams, Clifton ''Dee'' Adams and Howard ''Tuck'' Adams, and a daughter, Connie Adams.

She is survived by three sons, Fred Adams of Dagsboro and Wilbert Adams and Martin Adams both of Georgetown; three daughters, Evelyn Parker and Ginny Verosko both of Georgetown and Sylvia Turner of Central, S.C.; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington Street in Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Jerry Fike will officiate.

Burial will be in Cokesbury Church Cemetery, Georgetown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Mount Olivet Brethern Church, Rt. 1 Box 294, Georgetown, DE 19947 or to the Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Coulter Ralph Joseph, 60

MILLSBORO - Coulter Ralph Joseph of Millsboro and formerly of Wilmington and Cheltenham, England, died of heart failure Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 60.

Mr. Joseph was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Ralph Franklin Joseph and Carlena Cloud Joseph.

He was a retired Machine Technician for ICI Fibers in Cheltenham.

Mr. Joseph had served with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sylvia Joseph; three sons, Christopher of Bakersfield, Calif., Phillip of Wilmington and Robin of Millsboro; a daughter, Carlena Freccia of Hockessin; and four grandchildren, Elisabeth, Andrew, Casey and Michael.

Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road and Delaware 24 in Long Neck.

Burial will be private.
 

Charles Allen Sudler, 51

DOVER - Charles Allen Sudler died of cancer Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998. He was 51

Mr. Sudler was born in Dover March 26, 1947, the son of the late Stanford and Ruth Helena Sudler.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Sudler worked for City of Philadelphia Sanitation and the Philadelphia Water Department for more than 15 years. He later moved to Dover, where he worked for Pomerantz Staffing at Playtex Apparel.

He was an active member of Crispus Attucks Post 151, American Legion, for more than 25 years, and a past commander.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harrison Sudler and Nolan Sudler; and a sister, Martha Johnson.

He is survived by his companion, Maxine Spurell; six sons, Kevin Wade of North Carolina, and Charles Sudler Jr., Allen Sudler, Charles A. Sudler Jr., Matthew Sudler and Markus Sudler, all of Philadelphia; five daughters, Ariel Sudler, Charletta Sudler, Charlena Sudler, Linda Sudler and Charlesette Sudler, all of Philadelphia; a stepdaughter, Shinel Fuchell of Philadelphia; seven brothers, Ernest sudler of New Jersey, Stanford Sudler Jr. and Thoma Sudler, both of Philadelphia, Roy Sudler, Francis Sudler, John Sudler and Virgil Sulder, all of Dover; five sisters, Evelyn Sudler of North Carolina, Agnes Smith and Faith Lasidore, both of Philadelphia, and Ruth Sudler and Stephanie Roach, both of Dover; three grandchildren; an aunt, Hazel McCory of Mitchellville, Md.; in-laws, Gloria Sudler, Vicky Sudler, Diane Sudler, Marsha Dixon Sudler, Warner Roach Sr., Alphonso Lasidore and Emmanuel Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Division St., Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Parker's Cemetery, Marydel.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Francis Sudler, 41 S. Queen St., Dover, DE 19904.

 

James E. Silves, 67

DOVER - James E. Silves of Dover died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in his home. He was 67.

Mr. Silves was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Glenfield, N.Y., the son of the late Elsworth and Myrtle Hemphill Silves.

He was a veteran of World War II. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 24 years of service as an electronic technician, then worked for 16 years for Weatherly Yacht Co. and ManGar Marine in Smyrna as a marine mechanic, specializing in boat-motor repairs.

Mr. Silves enjoyed fishing and bowling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Ann Kay Silves; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cynthia M. Poore and Leroy Poore of Dover, Master Sgt. 1st Class Janice K. Silves of Lansing, Mich., and Nicolette P. Ortiz and Pedro Ortiz of Dover; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James W. Silves and Theresa Silves of Hartly and Kenneth Silves of Dover, along with Kenneth's fiancee, Cheryl Cooke of Dover; another daughter-in-law, Rita Silves of Dover; a brother, Richard Silves of Carson City, Nev.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour before the service.

Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Monday in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., Smyrna.

 

Warren V. 'Pee-dee' Allen, 72

MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. - Warren V. ''Pee-dee'' Allen of Mardela Springs died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in his home. He was 72.

Mr. Allen was born March 29, 1926, in Laurel, Del., the son of the late William Chauncy Parker and Sallie M.E. Allen Gaines, and stepson of the late Harold Gaines.

He worked on construction for Pennsylvania Highway Contractors.

Mr. Allen attended Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Columbia, Del.

He is survived by a son, Warren C. Allen Jr. of Florida; a brother, Phillip Gaines of Mardela Springs; a sister, Camille Gaines of Philadelphia; two stepbrothers, Harold Gaines of Connecticut and William Gaines of Smyrna, Del.; and three stepsisters, Betty McCoy of Salisbury, Veronica Gaines of Columbia and Mary Savage of Seaford, Del.

Service will be noon Friday at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, columbia, with the Rev. Gertrude Brown officiating.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock.

Arrangements by Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home P.A.

 

Thomas J. Asper, 72

LONG NECK - Thomas J. Asper of Long Neck, and formerly of York, Pa., died of cancer Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes. He was 72.

Mr. Asper was born in Altoona, Pa., the son of the late Raymond Asper and Lillian Sarver Asper.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy in the pacific Theater.

Mr. Asper worked as a brakeman for the Pennsylvania Railroad and, later, as a warehouseman for the Caterpillar Tractor Co. in York, retiring after 30 years of service.

He was a member of Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234, Quillen's Point, Ocean View; United Auto Workers Local Union 786, York; Mount Zion Lutheran Church, York; and East Gate Presbyterian Church, Long Neck.

Mr. Asper enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley J. Asper; two sons, Harold and Kevin, both of York; three daughters, Kimberly Bowie of Enola, Pa., and Denise Collins and Pamela Hacker, both of York; a sister, Grace Smith of Stow, Ohio; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at East Gate presbyterian Church, Long Neck Road, Long Neck, with the Rev. Craig Lins, pastor, officiating.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be sent to the Building Fund of East Gate Presbyterian Church, Long Neck Road, Long Neck, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

 

Norman Brittingham, 89

TOWNSEND - Norma Brittingham of Townsend died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 89.

Mr. Brittingham was a grain and dairy farmer for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma, in 1990.

He is survived by a son, Stephen J. Brittingham of Townsend; two sisters, Dorothy Coverdale of Milford and Thelma Swiggett of Lewes; two grandchildren; and one great-grandddaughter.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

 

Joseph W. Haehnle, 83

REHOBOTH BEACH - Joseph W. Haehnle of Rehoboth Beach, and formerly of Philadelphia, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 83.

Mr. Haehnle was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

He had been a truck driver with the Teamsters Union, Philadelphia, retiring in 1979.

Mr. Haehnle was a member of Concorcia Lodge , Jenkintown, Pa.; the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in New Albany, Pa.; and the American Legion post in Mildred, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Gosser of Philadelphia.

He is survived by his wife, Stella Oliver Haehnle; a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Charles Rivel of Slidell, La.; two sister, Marion Seymour of Collingswood, N.J., and Esther Conner of Ocean City, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private.

Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton.

 

William B. Hignutt, 78

GREENWOOD - William B. Hignutt of Greenwood died of heart failure Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Seaford Retirement and Rehabilitation Center, Seaford. He was 78.

Mr. Hignutt was born Oct. 4, 1920, the son of the late Louis and Iva Hignutt. He was a lifelong resident of Greenwood.

He worked at the DuPont plant in Seaford as an electrician from 1940-1980. He later worked as a security guard for Confidential Services and Dover Downs and the Cannon clam-processing plant.

Mr. Hignutt loved bluegrass music and working word puzzles of all types.

He was a lifetime member of the Eastern Shore Bluegrass Association and of the American Rifle Association, and a former member of the Delaware State Police Auxiliary.

He is survived by two sisters, Katherine Hignutt of Greenwood and Beatice Sammons of Seaford; two half-sisters, Marie Dickerson of Greenwood and Dorothy Richter of Mount Pleasant Beach, Md.; four nephews; and two nieces.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Fleischauer Funeral Home, 48 W. Market St., Greenwood, where friends may call one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Bloomery Cemetery, Federalsburg, Md.

 

Clifford Roy Jacobs, 85

PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. - Clifford Roy Jacobs of Passaic County died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes, Del. He was 85.

Mr. Jacobs was born in Alberta, Canada, the son of the late Sidney Frank Jacobs and Elnora Barrett Jacobs.

He received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alberta.

Mr. Jacobs worked in the Yukon Territory, Canada, as an assayer, then for the Office of Canadian Government as a requisition agent for ordnance materials from the U.S., used in explosives, in World War II.

He came to the U.S. and became a naturalized U.S. citizen, then worked for the U.S. government at Aberdeen Proving Ground, near North East, Md. He received patents for designs for protective gas masks for infants and servicemen.

Mr. Jacobs later worked for American Cyanamid Co., Wayne, as a start-up engineer for new chemical plants. He then served as executive vice president of Kuehne Chemical Co., South Kearny, and was a consultant to them at the time of his death.

He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Chlorine Institute.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Jacobs; a daughter, Dianna Jacobs Brotherton of Long Neck, Del.; and two grandsons, Barrett Alden Brotherton and Clifford Jacobs Brotherton, both of Long Neck.

Service and burial will be private.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the American Heart Association, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

 

Elizabeth A. Kisser, 89

FRANKFORD - Elizabeth A. Kisser of Frankford died of heart failure Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Lewes Convalescent Center, Lewes. She was 89.

Mrs. Kisser was born Nov. 4, 1908, in Camden, N.J.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Kisser enjoyed crocheting and needlework.

She is survived by a son, John R. Kisser of Seattle; two daughters, Gloria E. Piachoski of Phildelphia and Elizabeth L. McGuire of Frankford; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, Wilmington.

Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to the American Heart Association, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, Clarksville.

 

Jean Small Millar

REHOBOTH BEACH - Jean Small Millar of Rehoboth Beach and Vero Beach, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998, in her home.

Mrs. Millar grew up in Rehoboth Beach and was a graduate of Rehoboth High School. She lived in Brussels, Belgium, and Lancaster, England, for several years.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Millar was a member of the Episcopal Church and of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. She was well-known for her baseball knowledge.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard L. Millar; a son, Leonard L. Millar Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Kyle Manning and Jennifer Millar, both of West Haven, Conn.; a brother, Frank Small of Lewes; two sisters, Frances Myers and Rebecca Lemaire, both of Rehoboth Beach; and a grandson and a granddaughter, Matthew Manning and Erin Manning, both of West Haven.

A memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach. Another memorial service will be in Vero Beach at a time and place to be announced.

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

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.

 

Joseph Ben Mitchell, 75

CHESTER, Md. - Joseph Ben Mitchell of Chester died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis. He was 75.

Mr. Mitchell was born June 9, 1923, in Millsboro, Del., the son of the late Joseph Ben and Clara Tingle Mitchell. He attended school in Millsboro.

He joined the National Guard just before World War II. During the war, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in England.

Mr. Mitchell married Charlotte Ann Todd of Seaford, Del., Jan. 18, 1954. In 1960, they moved to Chester. One year later, Mr. Mitchell began working for Safeway Stores as a truck drive. He retired in 1986.

He was a member of Kent Island American Legion Post 278 and of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Grasonville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Joseph Todd ''J.T.'' Mitchell of Chester; a daughter, Joanne Lynn Jordan of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Sarah Margareet Marvel of Frankford, Del.; and four grandchildren.

Service will be noon Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Chester, where friends may call two hours before the service.

Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, following the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the American Heart Association of Queen Anne's County, 300 Hope Road, Centreville, MD 21617.

 

Dr. Walter ''Skip'' Orr, 56

SMYRNA - Dr. Walter ''Skip'' Orr of Smyrna died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998. He was 56.

Dr. Orr received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Monmouth College, North Long Branch, N.J., and his doctorate from Temple University, Philadelphia.

He was a middle school teacher in Jackson Township, N.J., for 15 years; an assistant principal at Woodbridge High School, Bridgeville, for one year; and an educational associate for the Delaware Department of Education and its predecessor, the Delaware Department of Public Instruction, since 1982. He also worked on special projects for Research for Better Schools, Philadelphia.

In his spare time, Dr. Orr was a private pilot and enjoyed flying.

He was a member of the Delaware Association of School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa, the Delaware Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Mooney Aircraft Pilots' Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Ann; a son, Erik, and a daughter, Kirsten, both of Austin, Texas; his mother and father, Alida and Ted Orr of Chester, N.J.; a sister, Arlene Orr Amery, of Chester; a brother, Ted, of Florida; and an uncle, Gordon Mundrane of South Carolina.

Service and burial will be in New Jersey.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be sent to the Civil Air Patrol, Smyrna, c/o the Smyrna Airport; and to the Smyrna School District Administrators' Scholarship Fund, c/o Central Office, South Main St., Smyrna, DE 19977.

 

Frances Elizabeth Smith Warrkick, 64

TRAPPE, Md. - Frances Elizabeth Smith Warrick of Trappe died Friday, Oct. 10, 1998, in Easton. She was 64.

Mrs. Warrick was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Bellevue, the daughter of the late Robert and Bertha Smith.

She grew up in Bellevue in a Christian environment and knew the importance of a close and loving family unit, to which her surviving sister and brothers are a living testimony. She was educated in Talbot County public schools.

Mrs. Warrick married Charles Edward Warrick Sr. on Nov. 1, 1952.

She had been employed by W.A. Turner and Sons before retiring due to illness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Minister Terry K. Warrick.

She is survived by her husband, of Trappe; two sons, Charles E. Warrick Jr. of Worton and Charles ''Billy'' Warrick of Newark, Del.; two daughters, the Rev. Melvina E. Fields of Greensboro and Sharron L. Warrick of Trappe; a son-in-law, Alvin L. Fields; three daughters-in-law; two brothers, Frederick Smith of Royal Oak and Horace Smith of Baltimore; a sister, Amanda Brummell of Easton; three brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Bellevue, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 426 Dover St., Easton.

 

Emma T. Weeks, 72

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Emma T. Weeks of Federalsburg died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, in Shore Health Care Center, Denton. She was 72.

Mrs. Weeks was born Nov. 22, 1925, in Manhattan, the daughter of the late George and Sally Ann Trout Silla.

She was a graduate of Straubemueller Textile High School in New York.

Mrs. Weeks was the secretary to Lee Iacocca when he was the general sales manager for the Ford production facility in Chester, Pa., in the late 1950s; the secretary to the director of production at The News Journal Co., Wilmington, Del., 1961-1969; the executive secretary to the administrative assistant at Wilson-Laurel Farms poultry plant at Federalsburg for a few years; and secretary to the president-general manager at Maryland Plastics Inc., Federalsburg, 1976-1990.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Rinehimere.

She is survived by her husband, George N. Weeks Jr. of Federalsburg; a son, George N. Weeks III of Preston; a daughter, Carol A. Mohring of Townsend, Del.; and two grandchildren, Rebecca Mohring and Russann Mohring.

Service will be 8 p.m. today at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg, with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiasting.

Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Forrest Cemetery, Middletown, Del., at the convenience of the family.

 

David L. Wyatt, 50

NASHVILLE - David L. Wyatt of Nashville, formerly of Lewes, Del., died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in Nashville, He was 50.

Mr. Wyatt served in the U.S. Navy, 1967-1971. He owned and operated a small restaurant and bar in Nashville.

He is survived by his mother, Lydia Waldo of Linthicum, Md.; two sons, Steven Wyatt of Virginia Beach, Va., and Brian Wyatt of Nashville; three daughters, Tricia, Sherry and Paula, all of Nashville; three brothers, Leroy Wyatt of Newark, Del., Kenneth Wyatt of Camden, Del., and Michael Wyatt of Georgetown, Del.; six half-brothers, Billy of Delmar, Del., and Preston, Barry Lee, Steve, Paul and John; two half-sisters, Mima Jean and Sandy; and six grandchildren.

Service was held in Nashville.

Burial was in Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery.

Arrangements by Woodbine Funeral Home, Nashville.


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