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Louise Floyd Adams, 76
SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - Louise Floyd Adams of Sudlersville died of heart failure Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. She was 76.
Mrs. Adams was born in Sutton, W. Va., the daughter of the late Craven and Dorothy Floyd.
She began her teaching career in 1941 in the West Virginia public school system, and taught there until 1955. After moving to Sudlersville, she began teaching in 1956 and continued her career until 1987, when she retired with 31 years' service in the Queen Anne's County public school system, most recently as a reading specialist.
Unselfish with her time and loving teaching, Mrs. Adams found herself back in the classroom substitute-teaching from 1988 until 1995. She enjoyed working with students throughout her career as an educator.
She also enjoyed reading and traveling after her retirement, and spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pearson Burbe Adams, in 1967; a brother, Clarence ''Tag'' Floyd; and a sister, Margaret Jean Jackson.
She is survived by a son, Pearson B. Adams III of Sudlersville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sara E. Fox of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Barbara F. Taylor and Don Taylor of Roanoke, Va.; another brother-in-law, Theodore Jackson, husband of the late Margaret Jean, of Richmond, Va.; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where family and friends may call one and one-half hours prior to the service. A second service will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Green and Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Sutton Cemetery, Sutton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Nancy Cook, 124 Bryce Road, Queenstown, MD 21658; or to the Sudlersville Memorial Library Fund, P.O. Box 112, Sudlersville, MD 21668.
Mattie Olivia Brown, 94
ROCK HALL, Md. - Mattie Olivia Brown of Rock Hall died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998, in Wesleyan Health Care Center, Denton. She was 94.
She was employed by Rock Hall Cannery and by Rock Hall Oyster House.
Mrs. Brown was a member of Aaron United Methodist Church in Rock Hall.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, George E. Brown and Gloria Brown of Philadelphia and Irvin Brown and Ivy Brown of Baltimore; three daughters, Mildred Wesley of San Diego, Calif., Dorothy Shuron of Baltimore and Elizabeth Jackson of Rock Hall; 25 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. today in Aaron U.M. Church, Rock Hall, with the Rev. Carol S. Hopkins officiating.
Friends may call at the church two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Aaron U.M. Church Cemetery.
Arrangements by James A. Perkins Funeral Service, Rock Hall.
Robert Lee 'Bobby' Griffith, 70
SEAFORD - Robert Lee ''Bobby'' Griffith of Seaford died of heart failure Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in his home. He was 70.
Mr. Griffith was born April 18, 1928, in Federalsburg, Md., the son of the late Arnold and Myra Bramble Griffith.
After completing his education, he joined the U.S. Army and served his country in Korea.
Upon his return, Mr. Griffith joined E.I. DuPont in Seaford, where he worked as a sheet-metal worker for more than 30 years, and later worked for Fluor Daniels Co. for six years prior to his retirement in 1993.
He attended Wesley United Methodist Church, Federalsburg, and was a member of Federalsburg VFW Post 5246 and of Moose Lodge 1728 of Seaford.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Gina Griffith, Aug. 25, 1978; and a brother, Ralph Griffith, Nov. 23, 1992.
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Emma Peterson Griffith; a son, Michael R. Griffith of Seaford; two daughters, Carla Turner, of Seaford, and Gail Wilson of Rhodesdale, Md.; three stepchildren, Marr Douglas Sappington of Morrow, Ga., Holly Peterson of Bakerville, N.C., and Lorra White of Salisbury, Md.; two brothers, Arnold Griffith Jr. of Federalsburg, Md., and Lawrence Griffith of Cambridge, Md.; a sister, Ella Schiff of Federalsburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Williamson Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Federalsburg, with the Rev. Lloyd L. Foard officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 298, Hurlock, MD 21643.
Geneva L. Longer, 96
KALONA, Iowa - Geneva L. Longer of Kalona died, after a long illness, Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Pleasantville Home, Kalona. She was 96.
Mrs. Longer was born April 19, 1902, in Boone County, the daughter of Thomas Evans and Telia Johnson Evans.
She graduated from Washington High School, Washington, Iowa.
Mrs. Longer married Charles R. Longer Aug. 30, 1921, in Iowa City.
She was a homemaker, and also had worked at the McLellan Store for many years.
Mrs. Longer had lived in Washington until moving to Kalona three years ago.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Longer enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and playing the piano and organ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1983; a brother and two sisters.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Daryl and Marge Longer of Washington and Jerry and Olive Longer of Ellsworth, Maine; two daughters and a son-in-law, Charlotte Lins of Dover, Del., and Deborah and William Sample of Abbeville, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Central time Wednesday in the Jones Eden Funeral Home, 116 E. Main St., Washington, with the Rev. Robert Bell officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home at noon today; family visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Central time today.
Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Washington County (Iowa) Humane Society.
Chittle Saylor Sr., 75
VIOLA - Chittle Saylor Sr. of Viola died of heart and lung failure Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in the Maryland Veterans Health Care System, Perry Point, Md. He was 75.
Mr. Saylor was born Nov. 18, 1998, in Kettle Island, Ky., the son of the late Frank and Jane Bailey Saylor.
After attending public school, he became a coal miner in Kentucky until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He served in Germany and France in the 2nd Armored Division, known as ''Hell on Wheels,'' until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Mr. Saylor married his first wife, the former Verdia Ray Hoskins, in 1944, and they eventually made their home in Stoney Fork, Ky.
In 1955, he moved to Maryland's Eastern Shore, where he worked as a farmer and mechanic, and married his second wife, the former Christine Benbo. They moved to Indiana, and later, in 1987, were divorced. Also in 1987, he retired as a maintenance worker for the city of North Vernon, Ind.
Mr. Saylor later moved back to the Eastern Shore.
He was a member of the Cordova (Md.) Baptist Church, and a past member of the Jolly Circle Horse Club and the First State Coon Hunters Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Glen Saylor.
He is survived by nine sons, Neil Saylor of Queen Anne, Md., Earl Saylor of Wye Mills, Md., Chittle Saylor Jr. of Preston, Md., and David Saylor, Michael Saylor, Daniel Saylor, Chittle Saylor III, Cornelius Saylor and Albert Saylor, all of Cherokee, N.C.; six daughters, Delphia Ann Sherwood of Cordova, Md., Linda Jane Hopkins of Cambridge, Md., Kathy Post of Federalsburg, Md., Dianna Perkins of Viola, Sandra English of Hurlock, Md., and Christina Saylor of Asheville, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton, Md., where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Beulah.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Sheila Bateman, William Hill Manor, 501 Dutchman's Lane, Easton, MD 21601; or to the American Lung Association, 1840 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093.
Mary Elizabeth Husfelt Gifford, 82
CECILTON, Md. - Mary Elizabeth Husfelt Gifford of Cecilton died of heart failure, Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Union Hospital, Elkton. She was 82.
Mrs. Gifford was born near Earleville, the daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha Bailey.
In her early years, she worked on a farm doing everyday chores of farm life, from milking cows to planting the fields. After moving to Cecilton in 1958, she worked in the Cecilton Drug Store and for several for Faze Ladies Dress and Apparel Shop in Elkton. She later worked in the Cecilton Creamy Freeze and then went to work for Money's Restaurant and Produce Market near Middletown, Del., where she worked for 20 years in several capacities, retiring in 1992.
She loved flowers, loved to cook and loved to entertain friends and family. She especially loved to read her Bible.
Mrs. Gifford was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church in Cecilton, and a past member and president for many years at the W.S.C.S. in Earlesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Gifford in 1994; four brothers, Thomas, Ralph and Howard Bailey; and two sisters, Anna Long and Josephine Purner.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruby Alcorn of Elkton; three sons, William Husfelt of York, Pa., Thomas Husfelt of Chesapeake City, and Jesse Gifford of Cecilton; three sisters, Viola Smith of Newark, Del., Virginia Cox of Chesapeake City, and Helen Carnevale of Wilmington, Del.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Earleville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in his memory to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 326, Cecilton, MD 21913.
Arrangements by Fellow, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A.
Beatrice 'Mickey' M. Maykut, 77
WILMINGTON - Beatrice ''Mickey'' M. Maykut of Wilmington died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in her home. She was 77.
Mrs. Maykut was born in Hartly, the daughter of the late George Morris and Anna Poore.
She was employed by Sears Fashion Store, retiring in 1997.
Mrs. Maykut was a member of the Elks Lodge of Claymont.
She is survived by a sister, Mary C. Carlisle of Wilmington.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway and Duncan Road, Wilmington, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. today.
Burial will be in the Silver Brook Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 3151 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Merrill Lavere Meckley, 74
SUTHERLAND, Va. - Merrill Lavere Meckley of Sutherland, formerly of Milford, Del., died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, at his daughter's home. He was 74.
Mr. Meckley, a native of Hanover, Pa., was the son of the late Delphus and Mamie Miller Meckley.
He was a retired general manager for Power Trans, Inc. of Bridgeville, Del.
Mr. Meckley was a lifetime member of GEEPS and a member of the Reformation Lutheran Church of Milford, Del.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Meckley; a son, James R. Meckley of Bowie, Md.; two daughters, Cynthia D. Swan, of Milford, and Susan M. Allen of Sutherland; seven grandchildren, Kent, Stephanie, Corbett and Donna Allen and Adena, David, Samuel and Michael Meckley; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ornan, Edgar, George and Gene Meckley, all of the Hanover, Pa., area; four sisters, Rita Brame, Leatrice Heidibridle, Heilda Folmer and Elenor Redding, all of the Hanover area.
Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. The Rev. John Raney will officiate.
Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. today at the E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 2003 Boulevard, Colonial Heights.
A special thank you is offered by the family to the Southside Regional Medical Center Home Health Care and the Namozine & Dinwiddle rescue services.
George W. Logan III
A memorial service for George W. Logan III will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Conley's Chapel United Methodist Church, Angola.
Carolyn Grace Elizabeth Loyd, 6 weeks old
MIDDLETOWN - Carolyn Grace Elizabeth Loyd of Middletown died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in her home. She was 6 weeks old.
Carolyn was the daughter of Joe and Gail Loyd.
She is survived by a brother, Kyle, at home; her maternal grandfather, Gary Lasako; paternal grandparents, Rick Loyd of Wisconsin and Joyce of Arkansas; her maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Carrie Meredith of Newark; and paternal great-grandparents, John Loyd and Irene Sullivan, both of Wisconsin.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown.
Burial will be in Forest Cemetery, Middletown.
Richard E. Walizer, 61
GEORGETOWN - Richard E. Walizer of Georgetown, formerly of Philadelphia, died of heart failure, Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was 61.
Mr. Walizer was born in Philadelphia, the son of the late Leonard Walizer and Wilhemena O'Brien Walizer.
He was a retired waterman.
Mr. Walizer was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 646 of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Ann Walizer in 1998.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara M. Walizer; three sons, Richard E. Walizer Jr., of Ellendale, and Leonard and Ezra Walizer, both of Philadelphia; a brother, Albert Walizer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Francis and Raymond McColpin, both of Philadelphia; and five grandchildren.
Service and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Mary B. Young, 92
HARTLY - Mary B. Young of Hartly died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center/Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 92.
Mrs. Young owned and operated the Blue Hen Book Store, Wilmington, and was the curator of Linden's in Smyrna. She also worked as a recreational aide at Delaware Hospital Chronically Ill. She enjoyed quilting, rug making, and hand crafts.
She was a member of the Duck Creek Historical Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Young in 1966.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Roxanne Blecher of Newark; and a stepgrandson, Richard Hawkins of Batesbury, S.C.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faries Funeral Home, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery, Wilmington.
Linea MacDonald, 94
SMYRNA - Linea MacDonald of Smyrna died Nov. 28, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 94.
Mrs. MacDonald was born on April 20, 1904, in Oslo, Norway. She moved from Manhattan to Delaware in 1992 to be with her son, John MacDonald.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Oscar MacDonald in July 1970.
She is survived by a son, John MacDonald and his wife, Gail, of Little Creek; two grandchildren, Robert MacDonald and Tracey MacDonald; and two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Elissa.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Sue Adele Smith, 92
FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Sue Adele Smith of Federalsburg died of heart failure, Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Mallard Bay Nursing Home, Cambridge. She was 92.
Mrs. Smith was born in Crisfield, the daughter of the late Edward and Clara Lewis Adams.
She was a homemaker her entire life and lived in Federalsburg until six years ago, when her health no longer permitted her to remain in her home and she then became a resident of Mallard Bay.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Smith in 1968, and a daughter, Adele Taylor in 1974.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Patti Holland, and a great-granddaughter, Julie Holland, both of Federalsburg.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Williamson Funeral Home, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Parsons Cemetery, Salisbury.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 99, Federalsburg, MD 21632.
Joan Wilhelm Ginn, 74
MIDDLETOWN - Joan Wilhelm Ginn of Middletown died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in her home. She was 74.
Mrs. Ginn was a graduate of Goldey Beacom.
She was a secretary in the Christiana School District. She had previously worked for the State Welfare Commission and also RCA Flight Lab at New Castle County Airport, totaling over 30 years as a state employee.
Mrs. Ginn was a member of Red Lion United Methodist Church, Bear.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James Culmer Ginn; two sons, David C., of Newport Heights, and Wayne J., of Newark; a sister, Nancy W. Walls of Middletown; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Red Lion United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1545 Church Road, Bear, DE 19701.
Charles Griffith Waddell Jr., 30
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Charles Griffith Waddell Jr. of San Antonio died from injuries sustained in an accident Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Stockton, Calif. He was 30.
Mr. Waddell was born in Wilmington, Del., on Jan. 30, 1968, the son of Charles G. Sr. and Lans Fanin Waddell of Millington, Md.
He attended Queen Anne County High School.
Mr. Waddell worked for O'Brien Rental Services of Wilmington until he moved to San Antonio in 1987, where he worked as a nursing assistant for a nursing home.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Madonna Rose Waddell of Millington, Md.; a brother, Mark Steven Waddell of Millington; two sisters, April S.M. Buchman of Charleston, S.C., and Lisa Pamela Wagner of New Castle, Del.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Chestertown Seventh Day Adventist Church, 305 Kent Circle, Chestertown, where friends may call 7-9 p.m Thursday.
Burial will be in Crumpton Cemetery, Crumpton, Md.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made, in memory of Chuck, to the Chestertown Seventh Day Adventist Church, Chestertown, Md.
Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St. Galena, Md.
Joseph Hanway Weaver, 86
MILFORD - Joseph Hanway Weaver of Milford died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 86.
He was born in Culpeper County, Va., in 1912, the son of the late Sarah E. and James M. Weaver.
His parents; two sisters, Katherine and Ruth; and two brothers, James B. and William R., moved to Kent County when Joe was 11. They resided on a thriving 90-acre farm purchased from the Hall family and now adjoining the Milford Neck wildlife area owned by the Nature Conservancy.
To the delight of family children, Joe was employed by a local firm most noted for the Cupie Doll of the 1950s. Subsequently, Joe retired from ILC Dover Inc. after more than two decades. When Joe retired, he enjoyed nature as well as growing produce for the pleasure of friends and family. Concurrently, he leased the remaining farm acres for commercial purposes.
Mr. Weaver was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Milford.
He is survived by a sister, Katherine Weaver-Greene, a retired medical professional; three nieces, Katherine F., Elizabeth A., medical professionals, and E. Joan, an educational professional; and six great-nieces and nephews from the West Coast.
Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.