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Jeanette E. Young, 66

MIAMI - Jeanette E. Young of Miami, formerly of Bridgeville, Del., died on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in Hospice of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach. She was 66.

Mrs. Young was a registered nurse who dedicated 20 years of service at the North Shore Medical Center, Miami. 

She moved to North Florida in 1952 and then to Miami in 1955.

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Young, Sr., Miami; two sons, Jack Young and Charles ''Boo Boo'' Young, both of Miami; two daughters, Joyce Samere of Tallahassee, Fla., and JoNell Crowley of West Palm Beach; four brothers, Mark Prettyman, Stephen Prettyan and Joe Prettyman all of Greenwood, Del., Kenneth Prettyman of Bridgeville; three sisters, Fay Shockley of Milford; Brenda Prettyman of Bridgeville, and Dianne Dyott of Easton, Md.; seven grandchildren and a step-grandson.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hardesty Funeral Home, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville.

Burial will be in St. Johnston Cemetery, Greenwood.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions made to the Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown DE. 19947.
 
 

Katherine A. Hopkins, 62

HARRINGTON - Katherine A. Hopkins of Harrington died of cancer on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, in her home. She was 62.

Mrs. Hopkins was born and raised in Frederica, daughter of the late Joseph and Lina Flanagan.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Flanagan and Joseph Flanagan; and two nephews, Michael Flanagan and Paul Potocki.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, David N. Hopkins; a daughter, Michelle L. Hopkins; an aunt, Dorothy Haley of Magnolia, and many other special family and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Price Funeral Home, 6 Dorman St., Harrington, where friends may call after 1 p.m. 

Burial will be in Barratts Chapel Cemetery in Frederica.
 
 

Anne L. Manly, 81

GEORGETOWN - Anne L. Manly of Georgetown died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in her home. She was 81.

Mrs. Manly was a seamstress for many years, but most recently for Carltons in Rehoboth Beach.

She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, and sewing.

Mrs. Manly was a member of the Indian River Senior Bowling League.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold E. Adams, Sr.; a son, Charles Adams; and a daughter, Dorothy Hutchinson.

She is survived by her husband of four years, William S.''Reds'' Manly; two sons and their wives, Harold E. and Shirley Adams of Lewes, and Richard L. and Rita Adams of Milmont, Pa.; three daughters and their husbands, Marian and Thomas Ayers of Collingswood, N.J., Louise Rowland of Georgetown, and April and Dennis Casper of Georgetown; two sisters, LaRue Keifer of Florida and Mildred Wesner of Kulpmont, Pa.; a brother, Victor Ford of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Manly of Philadelphia; a son-in-law, Lowell Hutchinson of Sharon Hill, Pa.; a niece, Dolores Adams of Cape May, N.J.; 28 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Short Funeral Services Chapel, East Market Street, Georgetown. The family will receive friends following the service at their home in Georgetown. 

The family suggests, instead of flowers, that contributions be made to Delaware Hospice in Georgetown. 
 
 

Spencer Mayo Murchison, 59

HOUSTON, TEXAS - Spencer Mayo Murchison of Houston died on Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital.

Mr. Murchison was the son of George Spencer Murchison and the late Rosalee Cox Murchison.

He is survived by his wife Bridget Caulley Murchison; two sons, Spercer Faris Murchison and James Fletcher Murchison, both of Houston; a daughter, Hila Murchison Grahm of Nashville, Tenn.; and a brother, Richard Theo Murchison of Houston.

Memorial service will be 9 a.m. toay at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown, Md.

Service in Houston is being planned at a later date.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chestertown, MD, or to the American Heart Association.
 
 

Marlene L. Slater, 57

DOVER - Marlene L. Slater of Dover, formerly of Wilmington, died on Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, in her home. She was 57.

Mrs. Slater was a homemaker.

In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, Richard Slater, Dave Foraker, and John Foraker, all of Dover; two daughters, Benalee Foraker of Felton, and Michelle Martin of Dover; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today in Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call after 10 a.m. 

Burial will be private.

Instead of flower, the family suggest donations be made to John Foraker in loving memory of their mother.
 
 

Milton D. Sheldon, 70

DOVER - Milton D. Sheldon of Dover, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 70.

Mr. Sheldon was born Sept. 15 1928, in Johnson City, N.Y., son of the late Foster L. and Gladys Maus Sheldon.

He served 24 years with the U.S. Air force from 1949 to 1973 and retired with rank of Techincal Sgt.

He worked for Python Construction Company for many years. 

Mr. Sheldon had a love of music, recorded music at Christian Camps, sang in many churches and nursing homes. In his spare time he enjoyed the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marion R. Beam Sheldon of Dover; two sons and their wives, Larrie T. and Judy Sheldon Sr. and Douglas and Margaret Sheldon, all of Dover; a brother, Lawrence and his wife, Patricia Sheldon, of Phoenix; and his two grandsons, Larrie T. Sheldon Jr. and David L. Sheldon, both of Dover.

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

Burial will be in the Sharon hill Memorial Park, Dover. 

Because obituaries are an important element of the Delaware State News, this newspaper will publish obituaries and death notices at no charge to the public. Obituary information is often provided by area funeral homes. Family members can also prepare and submit this information for publication.

An easy-to-use obituary form can be obtained by contacting Tammy Lockwood 741-8289. Forms are also available at the main office of the Delaware State News, Webbs Lane and New Burton Road, Dover.
 

James G. Azar, 42

DOVER - James G. Azar of Dover died of complications from surgery on Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998. He was 42.

Mr. Azar was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 6, 1956. Jim grew up in Hollywood, Fla. He graduated from Nova Senior High School in 1974, an academic scholar receiving honors in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search and the National Forensics League. He acted in numerous plays throughout the country during his life. His most recent role was that of the king in the Salisbury Maryland Community Players production of ''The King and I'' in 1991.

Jim served as an interrogator in the U.S. Army intelligence Corps between 1976 and 1979 and received an honorable discharge. He published his book of poetry ''Arrival One or Only'' in 1982. He wrote several short-story plays and created many songs that he would play on his electronic piano for family and friends. In 1986, he graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., with a bachelor of arts in English literature. He was awarded a scholarship to attend Exter College in Oxford, England, to further his education in English literature.

In 1989, he moved to Salisbury, Md., to start the Fast Atlantic Service Transport Trucking Co. with his brother-in-law.

Jim was vice president of sales for Milliken & Michaels in Dover from 1991 to March 1998. He moved to Dover in 1994 in March of this year and decided to retire from Miliken & Michaels to pursue his love of creating poetry. Between March 1998 and the time of his departure, Jim spent his time writing poetry, loving his family, coaching his daughter's softball team and philosophizing with numerous friends.

Jim lived passionately and loved hard. The world is a smaller place without him today.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Cindy Azar; two daughters, Karon Lawson and Brittany Azar, both of Dover; his parents, Elaine and George Azar of Hollywood, Fla.; a brother, Gregory Azar of Hollywood; two sisters, Dawn Madsen of Tallahassee, Fla., and Varlie Fosburgh of Lake Mary, Fla.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contribution be made in his name to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, c/o Department of Institutional Advancement, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

 

Edythe M. Brueggeman, 76

REHOBOTH BEACH - Edythe M. Brueggeman of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Camp Hill, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, in her home. She was 76.

Mrs. Brueggeman was born in West Fairview, Pa., daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Bell.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Adrian Brueggeman of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, Deborah Brezna and Cynthia Mill, both of Wilkes Barre, Pa.; a sister, Marian Bell of Camp Hill; and five gandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947 or the American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium.

 

Elsa F. Minch, 66

MILFORD - Elsa F. Minch of Milford died Friday, Oct. 16, 1998, in her home. She was 66.

Mrs. Minch was born in Bridgeton, N.J., daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn Minch.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Minch in 1995.

She is survived by a daughter, Rose Lofland of Milford; and two grandchildren, Joseph and Maria.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

 

Jesse James Sutton, 6

GREENSBORO, Md. - Jesse James Sutton of Greensboro died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, in the Kent and Queen Anne Hospital, Chestertown. He was 6.

Jesse was born on June 14, 1992, son of Samuel E. and Pamela McClyment-Sutton.

He was a first-grade student at Greensboro Elementary School. He enjoyed fishing, T-ball and being outside.

Jesse was a member of the Greensboro Spierings Garage T-ball team.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Patricia L. Sutton.

He is survived by maternal grandparents, Jean and Ronald Strotman of Ridgley; paternal grandfather, Norman M. Sutton of Chestertown; great-grandfather, Edward M. Leiby of Chestertown; uncle and aunt, Bruce and Angie Sutton of Chestertown; aunt, Rhonda Moser of Lynch; aunt, Cindy Reines of Lincoln, Del.; uncle, Ronald Strotman Jr. of Greensboro; two brothers, Christopher Gallion of Chestertown and Dutch Sutton of Greensboro; a sister, Brandy McClyment of Greensboro.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro.

Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home.

Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Chestertown.

 

Robert Davis,93

HARRINGTON - Robert Davis of Harrington died of heart failure Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998, in his home. He was 93.

Mr. Davis was son of the late Ramus and Lillie B. Davis of Willow Grove.

He was a farmer, retiring in 1978.

Mr. Davis was a member of Harrington Senior Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Rosa Carter Davis in 1990; three stepsons, Robert E. Carter in 1988, James E. Carter in 1989 and John A. Carter in 1996.

He is survived by a stepson, Charles F. Carter of Felton; a sister, Tabitha Bloth of Wlimington; 17 stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

 

Edward William Hamilton, 68

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - Edward William Hamilton of Englewood died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, in his son's home, in Lewes, Del.

Mr. Hamilton was the son of the late James Alexander Hamilton and Helen Amelia Leichlider.

He was raised in Silver Spring, Md. He served as a Cub master and Boy Scout leader in Vienna, Va., in the early 1960s. He later moved to Lewes, where he was a master plasterer. He retired from Beebe Medical Center in 1992 and moved Englewood in 1994.

He survived by his wife, Wyneeta Winn Hamilton of Englewood; two sons, Edward Winn Hamilton and Robert Gary Hamilton, both of Lewes; a daughter, Wyneeta Hamilton Jones of Lewes; two sisters, Helene Diefenback and Margaret Roberts, both of Frederick, Md.; a brother, James Alexander Hamilton Jr. of Silver Spring; and nine grandchildren.

Service will be 7 p.m. Friday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Second Street, Lewes.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Movement Disorder Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.

 

Joan Ellen Martin, 65

REHOBOTH BEACH - Joan Ellen Martin died of cancer, Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, in her home. She was 65.

Mrs. Martin was daughter of the late Elsie Quinn of Lewes, and the late James Quinn.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Martin was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church, the Angola-by-the Bay Women's Club and Kings Creek Golf Association.

She is survived by her husband, James J. Martin of Rehoboth Beach; three daughters Mariann Kramer of Cave Creek, Ariz., Ellen Martin of Rehoboth Beach, and Kelly Martin of Newark; three sons, James Martin of Fort Collins, Colo., Michael Martin of Angola-by-the-Bay, and Craig Martin of Jersey City, N.J.; two brothers, James Quinn of Arnold, Md., Donald Quinn of Summit, N.J.; and five grandchildren, Dominic, Timmy, Michael, Brandon and Bryce.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edmonds Catholic Church, Kings Charles and Laurel Street, Rehoboth Beach.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.

Instead of flowers, family suggest contributions made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Divison, N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947 or Tunnell Cancer Center, Beebe Medical Center, Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

 

Robert J. Riordan, 71

LONG NECK - Robert J. Riordan of Long Neck, and formerly of Philadelphia, died of heart failure Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998, in his home. He was 71.

Mr. Riordan was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Maurice Riordan and Ethel Kirkpatrick.

He was a retired electronics technician from General Electric Corp. in Philadelphia. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Mr. Riordan was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Louise A. Riordan; a son, John Riordan of Virginia Beach, Va.; three daughters, Cheryl Riordan of Virginia Beach, Betsey DeFillippis of Mantua, N.J., and Wendy Fandler of Swarthmore, Pa.; a brother, Maurice Riordan of Strathmere, N.J.; and nine grandchildren.

Service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Road and Del. 24, Long Neck, where friends may call after 2 p.m.

Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Summit.

 

Linda Lee Miller Duff, 52

WORTON, Md. - Linda Lee Miller Duff of Worton, died of heart failure, Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, in her home. She was 52.

Ms. Duff was born in Chestertown, the daughter of D. Calvin and Jeanette M. Miller of Millington.

She was a homemaker.

Ms. Duff was very active in Crossroad Community Center, and enjoyed crafts and knitting; she enjoyed making pottery items and also enjoyed country music.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Judith Lyn Miller, in 1952.

She is survived by a sister, Mildred ''Millie'' Stevens of Kennedyville, and a brother, Calvin ''Dee'' Miller Jr. of Chestertown

Service and burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contribution made in her memory to the Crossroads Community Center, 937 Gateway Drive, Chestertown, MD 21620.

 

Abbie Eleanor Hinkelman Nash, 78

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Eleanor H. Nash, of Chestertown, formerly of Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County died Oct. 19, 1998, in her home. She was 78.

Mrs. Nash was born on Jan. 29, 1920, in Williamsport, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry Luther and Abbie Quigle Hickleman. She married William H. Nash of Rochester, N.Y., on Aug. 20, 1943; together they lived in Washington, D.C., from 1943 until 1998, where she raised her family. In 1998, they moved to Chestertown. Mrs. Nash devoted much of her time to her family, her church and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed reading, writing and poetry.

Mrs. Nash was a member of University United Methodist Church in College Park.

She is survived by three daughters, the Rev. Eleanor Laws and Joyce Collett, both of Chestertown, and Claudia Keyes of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son, William H. Nash Jr., of Saudi Arabia; a sister, Evelyn Everett of Heath, Ohio; five grandsons and five granddaughters.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church.

Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Kent County Hospice Foundation, 118 S. Lynchburg St., Chestertown, MD 21620.

 

Myrl Edgar Stevens Jr., 64

ROCK HALL, Md. - Myrl Edgar ''Steve'' Stevens Jr., of Rock Hall, died at Kent and Queen Annes Hospital on Monday, Oct. 19, 1998. He was 64.

He was born in Baltimore County, the son of the late Myrl E. Sr. and Katherine E. Hook Stevens.

Mr. Stevens began his career by running the family marina, ''Stevens Boat Yard,'' in Seneca Park. He married Joan E. Hart on April 27, 1963; they made their home in Baltimore County for six years, where he worked as a carpenter and as a charter boat-fishing captain. In 1968, he began his career with the Department of Natural Resources. He and his wife moved to Leonardtown, where they lived for one-and-a-half years. They then moved to Kent Island for three years; they then moved to Rock Hall in 1973. That same year, Mr. Stevens was promoted to corporal in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. He retired in 1988.

He enjoyed boating, fishing and woodworking.

Mr. Stevens was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Natural Resources Police Retired Officers Association.

He is survived by a son, Micheal Stevens of Rock Hall; three daughters, Antoinette Legg of Wardensville, W.Va., Rose Wallace of Rock Hall and Patricia Van Culin of Galena; a brother, Timothy Stevens of Chase, three sisters, Irene Boyce and Katherine Williams, both of Seneca Park, and Susan Muller of Delta, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.

Relatives and friends may call 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Wesley Chapel, Rock Hall.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions made to the Maryland Kidney Foundation, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21204.

Because obituaries are an important element of the Delaware State News, this newspaper will publish obituaries and death notices at no charge to the public. Obituary information is often provided by area funeral homes. Family members can also prepare and submit this information for publication.

An easy-to-use obituary form can be obtained by contacting Tammy Lockwood 741-8289. Forms are also available at the main office of the Delaware State News, Webbs Lane and New Burton Road, Dover.


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