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Elizabeth May Kemp, 71

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. - Elizabeth May Kemp of Willow Grove died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, in her home. She was 71.

Mrs. Kemp was born in Oct. 13, 1927, in Wyoming, Del., the daughter of the late Thomas and Bertha Wright Rash.

She graduated from Caesar Rodney, class of 1946.

She retired in 1991 from the State of Delaware Insurance Commissioner's Office.

Mrs. Kemp was a charter member of the Camden-Wyoming Ladies of the Moose.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charles Hampton Kemp of Willow Grove; two sons, Charles Michael Kemp of Washington, D.C., and Glen Ray Kemp of Willow Grove; a daughter, Phyllis Spiering of Willow Grove; two sisters, Pauline Watson of Dover, Del., and Susie Remus of Wyoming; four grandchildren, Michael Heartly of Smyrna, Del., Matthew Kemp of Dover, Sheri Spiering of Dover and Kelly Kemp of Smyrna; and a great-grandson, Dorian Murray of Dover.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming, where friends may call after 11 a.m. The Rev. Milton Kemp will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Sandtown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, Lotus Plaza, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

 

Jannie Elizabeth Lewis Douglas, 82

CHURCH HILL, Md. - Jannie Elizabeth Lewis Douglas of Church Hill died after a long illness, Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. She was 82.

Mrs. Douglas was born on April 7, 1916, in Queen Anne's County.

She was educated in Kent County.

Mrs. Douglas was a domestic worker in her early years.

She enjoyed endless hours sewing, cooking and caring for children.

Mrs. Douglas was married to the late Rigby Douglas Sr. in February 1936.

She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Church Hill and a faithful member of the Helen Clark Missionary Society.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Matthews.

She is survived by six daughters, Mildred Wright of Bear, Del., Anna Bordley and Rev. Janet Rochester, both of Church Hill, EllaMae Blake and Beatrice Sisco, both of Chestertown, Md. and Gladys Hynson of Worton, Md.; a son, Rigby Douglas Jr. of Fort Washington, Md.; a sister, Loretta Smith of Philadelphia; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; four sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; three brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law and a host of family and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Church Hill United Methodist Church, 508 Main St., Church Hill.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, New & Agnes Street, Church Hill.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Church Hill.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Butlertown.

 

Maria R. Evans, 70

MIDDLETOWN - Maria R. Evans of Middletown died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Christiana Hospital. She was 70.

Mrs. Evans was born in Wurzburg, Germany.

She worked as a seamstress out of her home in Middletown.

Mrs. Evans was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Odessa Fire Co., Delaware Sanger Bund, and the MOT Senior Center.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Edward C. Evans of Middletown, three sons, Michael E. Evans of Newark, Ronald E. Evans of Prior Lake, Minn., and Gary J. Evans of Clayton; two sisters, Gertrude Rohracker and Wilhemina Boser, both of Germany; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, West Cochran Street, Middletown.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. at Daniels & Hutchinson Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown.

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

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Sanger Bund or Ladies Auxiliary of Odessa Fire Co.

 

Joan M. Swigert, 60

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Joan M. Swigert of Centreville died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Corsica Hills Genesis Eldercare Nursing Center, Centreville. She was 60.

Ms. Swigert was born on Aug. 15, 1938, in Baltimore, the daughter of the late John Wright and Mildred McGuire Malpass.

She was educated at Western High School in Baltimore and subsequently attended the Baltimore School of Cosmetology.

Ms. Swigert worked as a cosmetologist while residing in Baltimore, continuing her career after a move to Cape St. Claire, she also worked part-time at Busch's Chesapeake Inn. She began working in Annapolis for the Acme Supermarket, moving to Shippings Creek (now Stevensville) after transferring to the Acme Supermarket on Kent Island.

She is survived by a son, Charles G. Lansinger III of Centreville; two daughters, Debbie Mullins of Millington, Tenn., and Sandy Stowe of Chester; a sister, Nancy Hornig of Texas; five grandchildren; a devoted lifetime companion, Wesley Thompson of Chester; and a very dear friend, Linda Dicus of Queen Anne.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral, Chester.

Friends may call 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Baltimore.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to American Cancer Society of Queen Anne's County, P.O. Box 132, Queenstown, MD 21658.

 

Simon Arthur 'Art' Egge, 80

HARRINGTON - Simon Arthur ''Art'' Egge of Harrington died after a long illness Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in his home.

Mr. Egge was born Feb. 23, 1918, in Williams County, North Dakota, the son of the late Simon and Aslaug Larson Egge. 

He was baptized into the Bethania Lutheran Church.

He worked on the family farm and attended schools in North Dakota and Humboldt Business College in Minneapolis, Minn.

Mr. Egge worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps for nearly three years doing soil, water, and forestry conservation.

He entered the U.S. Navy on Dec. 27, 1940, as a yeoman third class and was discharged on Sept. 26, 1945, as a chief petty officer. He saw action in the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans.

Mr. Egge worked for the headquarters of the Social Security Administration in Baltimore after the war, retiring in 1980.

He moved to Harrington in 1993, becoming a member of the Harrington Senior Center.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Egge of Billings, Mont., Olav Egge of Williston, N.D., and Albert Egge of Blacktail, N.D. and a sister, Agnes Hoeft of Minneapolis.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Aileen Egge of Harrington, a daughter, Deborah Egge of Harrington, a son, David Egge and his wife, Diane Egge, of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren, Alicia Vinson and her husband, Steve Vinson of Felton, Pamela Egge of Elkridge, Md., Laura Williams of Harrington, Kathleen Egge of Elkridge, Md., Tiffany Raines of Harrington, and David Egge Jr. of Baltimore, Md.; three great-grandchildren, Bridget and Shane Vinson of Felton, and one due in April, whom he was so looking forward to, and a sister, Evelyn Lierboe of Vero Beach, Fla.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Marriotsville, Maryland. The Rev. Paul Heins of the Bethany Evangelica Lutheran Church will officiate.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at Melvin Funeral Home.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Lower Delaware Parkinson's Disease Support Group or Harrington Senior Center, 102 Fleming St., Harrington, DE 19952. 

 

Dr. Edward S. Dennis, 85

DOVER - Dr. Edward S. Dennis of Dover died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in his son Dr. Lee M. Dennis' home in Dover. He was 85.

Dr. Dennis was born on October 12, 1913, in Princess Anne, Md., the son of the late James I. Dennis and Gwendolyn B. Jones Dennis.

He received his formal education at Princess Anne Academy. He was a graduate of Lincoln University, Oxford, Pa., and Howard University Medical School, Washington, D.C., graduating in 1951. He completed his medical residency at Harlem Hospital in New York.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, fighting in the European Campaign. He was discharged as a captain in 1946.

Dr. Dennis was a family practitioner on staff at Kent General Hospital. He practiced on South Queen Street in Dover from 1952 to 1981, and served as Medical Director for Delaware State College for 29 years, Kent County's first Deputy Medical Examiner in the 1960s, and physician for the former John Morris County Jail, New and Water streets, Dover, for most of his career.

He was an avid outdoorsman, loving boating, hunting and fishing.

Dr. Dennis was a 33rd Degree Mason, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the County Republican Committee, Beta Eta Chapter of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the Scientific Honor Society of Beta Cappa Chi.

His wife of more than 50 years, Virginia Lee Monroe Dennis, died in April 1998.

He is survived by three sons, Dr. Lee M. Dennis and James I. Dennis, both of Dover, and Edward S. G. Dennis of Philadelphia; a daughter, Carlee Simmons of Silver Spring, Md.; four grandchildren, Jole D. Simmons, Edward Brookfield Dennis, Tiffany Dennis and Timothy Dennis; two daughters-in-law, Lois J. Dennis and Jannette L. Dennis; and a son-in-law, Earl Simmons.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Queen and Fulton streets, Dover. The Rev. Rudolph Coleman will officiate.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Edward/Virginia Dennis Scholarship Fund, Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

 

Iris Willin, 71

NEWARK - Iris Willin of Newark died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Manor Care Nursing Home. She was 71.

Mrs. Willin was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Joshua and Mildred Chatham.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald Willin and Brent Willen.

She is survived by a daughter, Judi Mills Friedel of Burlingham, Va.; a sister, Jeanne Hearn of Delmar, Md.; a brother, Henry Chatham of Colora, Md.; a granddaughter, Sherri Rood of Burlingham, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be 3 p.m. in Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville. The Rev. Dr. John Randolph will officiate.

Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Research Department, 92 Read Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

Arrangements by Short Funeral Home, Delmar.

 

William E. Gardner, 85

SMYRNA - William E. Gardner of Smyrna died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Silver Lake Center, Dover. He was 85.

Mr. Gardner was born on July 23, 1913 near Townsend, the son of the late William A. and Erma Jones Gardner.

He worked for the Chrysler Corp. for several years, before retiring due to poor health.

Mr. Gardner or ''Ed'' as he was known loved to garden, especially raising lima beans and fishing.

He was a member of Region 8 U.A.W. retirees' committee.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mae Heverin Gardner of Smyrna; three sons, Melvin Gardner of Clayton, Wayne Gardner of Elmhurst, Illinois and David Gardner; three daughters, Doris Jean Hindt, Darlene Welzel and Sherri Kress all of Clayton; and 30 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Home Health Corporation of America, 2145 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or Smyrna Church of Christ, P.O. Box 171, Smyrna, DE 19977.

 

Mary Frisby Bradley, 89

SEAFORD - Mary Frisby Bradley of Seaford died of heart failure Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 89.

Mrs. Bradley was a retired domestic worker.

She attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville.

Mrs. Bradley was preceded in death by her husband, John Bradley.

She is survived by a son, Roland Wilson; a sister, Carrie Frisby of Bridgeville and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Middleford.

Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Home Seaford.

 

Dorothy E. Cox, 74

MILTON - Dorothy E. Cox of Milton died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1999, in her home. She was 74.

Mrs. Cox had been a beautician for many years, working in Wilmington, opening her own salon, Dorthy's Beauty Salon in Milton, and retiring several years ago.

She was a former member of the Milton Historical Society, member of the American Hairdresser and Cosmetology Association and attended Goshen U.M. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles ''Ed'' Cox, in 1969.

She is survived by a son, Bayard T. Cox of Milton; a sister, Lydia Sammons of Georgetown; a brother, Willard Messick of Seaford; and four nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, Federal Street, Milton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. 

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, Georgetown.

 

Edward Earl Roberts, 67

EASTON, Md. - Edward Earl Roberts of Easton died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in Easton Memorial Hospital. He was 67.

Mr. Roberts was born and reared in Easton, the son of the late Perry and Mary Roberts.

He was educated in the Talbot County public schools.

Mr. Roberts served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in February 1961.

He worked for the Coca-Cola Company, New Brick & Tile Company, Kelly's Grocery Store, Peninsula Carpeting and Gray Block Ribbons, from where he retired in April 1995.

Mr. Roberts was a deacon and active member of the Union Baptist Church since a child; a member of the Angelic and Twilight Jubilee Choirs, past chairman of the Board of Christian Education, the deacon of Ministry, superintendent of Sunday School, and director of the Vacation Bible School. Upon his death, he was serving as a Sunday School teacher, custodian, member of the pulpit Committee, member of the men's choir and secretary of the Deacon Ministry. He was also an active member and secretary of the Progressive Baptist Association.

He was survived by his wife of 43 years, Ellice Jenkins Roberts; a daughter and son-in-law, James and Renee Pierce of Easton; a granddaughter, Krystle; four sisters, Thelma Bailey, Margaret Fountain, Virginia Mae Cherry and Darlene Rich, all of Easton; a brother, Pery Roberts of Grasonville; a mother-in-law; seven sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union Baptist Church, Glewood Avenue, Easton.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Church.

Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Beulah.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Services, Easton.

 

Luvell James, 55

SALISBURY, Md. - Luvell James of Salisbury died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, in his home. He was 55.

Mr. James was born in Wardtown, Va., the son of Leanna James and the late Charlie James Sr.

He retired from the Campbell Soup Company after 23 years of service.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, June James of Salisbury; two sisters, Leonna Collins of Salisbury and Florence Mapp of Jamesville, Va.; two brothers, Charlie James Jr. of Jamesville and Harold Lee James of Franktown, Va.; a sister-in-law, Margaret James of Jamesville; a brother-in-law, Thomas Lee Mapp of Jamesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mills Memorial Chapel in Salisbury.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the chapel.

Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery, Salisbury.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Salisbury.

 

Diane Pepper Begnoche, 46

HENDERSON, Nev. - Diane Pepper Begnoche of Henderson died of hart failure Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Henderson. She was 46.

Mrs. Begnoche was born on Nov. 12, 1952, in Delaware, the daughter of George Edward and Essie Louise Meredeth Pepper of Marydel.

She graduated from Caesar Rodney Senior High School in Camden, Del., class of 1971.

Mrs. Begnoche had been employed as a loan processor in the banking business in Las Vegas.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Francis R. Begnoche of Henderson; a son, Christopher Begnoche of Henderson; and a sister, Patty Pepper of Camden.

Service was held privately on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, with a burial following in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Christopher Begnoche Education Fund c/o 119 West Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, DE 19934.

Local arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.

 

Grace Jane Pethel, 68

DOVER - Grace Jane Pethel of Dover died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Kent General Hospital. She was 68.

Ms. Pethel was born in Baltimore, the daughter of the late John and Grace Pilert. She moved to Dover from Baltimore 10 years ago.

She was a homemaker.

Ms. Pethel enjoyed sewing and reading.

She is survived by two daughters, Julia Jane Moyer of Centreville, Md. and Grace Marie Pethel of Wyoming; and two grandsons.

Service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
 

Thursday, January 28, 1999
William Thomas Ryan

Ft. MYERS, Fla. - William Thomas Ryan of Ft. Myers died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Lewes, Del.

Mr. Ryan was born in Troy, N.Y., the son of the late New York Senator John P. Ryan and Mary Agnes McCarthy Ryan.

He was a member of the U.S.M.A., at West Point, Class of 1948. Lt. Ryan served in Korea where he was wounded on April 19, 1951, and awarded the Purple Heart. He was promoted to captain and honorably discharged in 1954.

Mr. Ryan held a master's degree from Renslaer Polytechnic Institute and a JD degree from Georgetown Law School. He was the legislative liaison officer for the U.S. Naval Material Command from which he retired in 1972.

Mr. Ryan opened Ryan Real Estate Inc. in 1978 in Dewey Beach, Del. He served as magistrate of Rehoboth Beach, and when Dewey Beach incorporated, he was elected a town commisioner.

He moved to Ft. Myers in 1994, becoming a member of Whiskey Creek Country Club and resided in Calossa Yacht and Racquet Club. He was a lifetime member of the VFW of Rehoboth Beach, and a member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Ft. Myers.

A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, in Columbarium in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., friends should arrive in the cemetery by 12:30 p.m.

A reception will follow the burial.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Tunnell Cancer Center, c/o Srihari Peri, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958-0226.

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

 

Pauline L. Carroll, 80

NEWARK - Pauline L. Carroll of Breezewood, Newark, formerly of Dover, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 80.

Mrs. Carroll was born on April 19, in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Edward Collins and Jenny Littleton Collins.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Carroll, in 1964.

She is survived by a son, Charles A. Carroll of Delaware City; three daughters, Charline Cristofori of New Port, Fla., Betty Ann Williams of Panama City, Fla., and Linda L. Bowers of Newark, Del.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Silver Brook Cemetery, Lancaster Avenue & DuPont Road, Wilmington.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to American Heart Association, 1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713 or American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, De 19720.

 

Margaret Elaine Donahue, 79

GEORGETOWN - Margaret Elaine Donahue of Georgetown died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Bayhealth Center, Milford. She was 79.

Mrs. Donahue was born on Nov. 9, 1919, in Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of the late Owen Freeland Holsclaw and Rosa Mathiasen.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Donahue lived in Sioux City, Iowa, where she worked at a grain exchange until she moved to East Aurora, N.Y. She moved to Georgetown in 1956. 

She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School for many years.

She is survived by her husband, John M. Donahue of Georgetown; two daughters, Gail Drzymalski of Milford and Riva Givens of Seaford; and two brothers, Ernest Holsclaw of Onawa and Lynn Holsclaw of Jefferson, Iowa.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium-Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Pruett-Barnett will officiate.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. 

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Grace United Methodist Church, King and Market Streets, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Barbara Ellen Bragg, 67

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. - Barbara Ellen Bragg of Oro Valley, formerly of Goldsboro, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in her home. She was 67.

Mrs. Bragg was born January 31, 1931 in Danville, Ill., the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Smith Meyers.

She formerly managed the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Severna Park, Md., and a was homemaker.

Mrs. Bragg was preceded in death by a son, Toby Bragg, in 1998.

She is survived by her husband, Orville Bragg of Oro Valley; three sons, Fred Bragg of Easton, Md., Richard Bragg of Henderson, Md., and William Bragg; a daughter, Linda Anderson of Oro Valley; and a brother, Sonny Meyers of Colorado; and five grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, Md., where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Carondelet Hospice, 1802 W. St. Mary's Road, Tucson, AZ 85745.

 

Anne S. Van Vessen Taylor, 84

FELTON - Anne S. Van Vessen Taylor died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in Westminster Village, Dover. She was 84.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late Carl F. and Rose De Blitz Streit.

She worked as a medical office manager for many years.

She moved to Delaware in the 1980s to be near her family and enjoying sewing, cooking and bowling. Her greatest joy being with her family.

Mrs. Taylor attended the Immaculate Conception Church in Marydel, Md.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cornelius D. Van Hessen in 1947, and her second husband in 1978.

She is survived by a son, Robert J. Van Vessen of Felton; a daughter, Lynne S. Young of Northwood, N.H.; eight grandchildren, Rob Van Vessen of Sandtown, Cara Grove of Harrington, Meg Gravatt of Milford, and Sharon Graham, Clifford J. Young III, Mary Beth Farrar, Polly Young and Cornelius Young, all of Northwood; 12 great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, William Taylor of Sayville, N.Y., and Robert Taylor of Lancaster, Pa.; and several step-grand and great-grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Marydel, Md.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Main street, Felton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Foxchase Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research, 7701 Burholne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

 

Sallie Artis Powell, 82

SNOW HILL, Md. - Sallie Artis Powell of Snow Hill died Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999 in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. She was 82.

Mrs. Powell was born on February 14, 1916, in Franklin, Va., the daughter of the late James Henry and Matilda Curtis.

She married Charles Powell of Snow Hill on Dec. 20, 1950.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Vertily Sanders; and three brothers, James Artis, Robert Artis, and Fletcher Artis.

She is survived by three sisters, Nellie Brown of Virginia Beach, Va., Amanda Bailey of Salisbury Adell Finney of Onley, Va.; a brother, Willie Lee Artis of Suffolk, Va.; a brother-in-law, Edward Finney of Onley; a great niece, Angela Marshall of Pocomoke; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Chapel, 4th Street, Pocomoke, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in Mt. Wesley Cemetery, Snow Hill.

 

Kenzie J. Schofield Jr., 70

LONG NECK - Kenzie J. Schofield Jr. of Long Neck, formerly of Elsmere died of pulmonary failure Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in his home. He was 70.

Mr. Schofield was born in Pittsburg, the son of the late Kenzie J. and Mary Schofield.

He was a veteran with the Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 205 of the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Lewes, retiring after 20 years of service at the rank of petty officer first class.

He was employed by Jones Motor Freight Company of Wilmington as a truck driver, retiring after 30 years of service.

Mr. Schofield was a life member of Elks Lodge 2281 of Newark.

He is survived by his wife, Helen A. Schofield; a son, Kenzie J. Schofield III; a daughter, Patricia Schofield of Stanton; two stepsons, James Marsh of Earlville, Md., and Walter Marsh of Richardson Park; two stepdaughters, Diana Bromwell of Virginia Beach, Va., and Joanne Boyer of Bear; two granddaughters, Kimberly and Shannon Scofield, 10 stepgrandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11:45 a.m. Friday at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, near New Castle, where friends may call after 11 a.m.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to American Lung Association or Delaware Hospice, Southern chapter.

 

Frank Emory Mifflin, 76

GEORGETOWN - Frank Emory Mifflin of Georgetown died of heart failure Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in his home. He was 76.

Mr. Mifflin was born on Feb. 14, 1922, the son of the late Roman and Elizabeth Mifflin.

He received his education at Richard Allen School in Georgetown.

Mr. Mifflin served in World War II for about two years before receiving a medical discharge.

He was employed by the State Highway Department for 30 years, the Georgetown District Custodial Service, he was the first black janitor at Georgetown High School, later at Sussex Central, and Farmers Bank for 10 years. 

Mr. Mifflin was a member of the American Legion and a member of Prospect Church, where he served as a member of the Trustee Board.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Janie Lee; five sisters, Catherine Short, Lula A. Rowley, Alice Mifflin, all of Georgetown, Patsy Henry of Newark and Ruth Ann Fletcher of Seaford; a brother, Thomas Mifflin of Slaughter Neck; 11 sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; two devoted friends, Thomas Henry and Freeman Coverdale of Georgetown; a devoted caretaker, Milton Sealey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Prospect AME Church, Georgetown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Georgetown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Trustee board, Prospect AME Church, Georgetown.

Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Home.

 

Shirley Clevenger O'Donnell, 69

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Shirley Clevenger O'Donnell of Centreville died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Memorial Hospital, Easton, Maryland. She was 69.

Mrs. O'Donnell was born on February 18, 1999, in Grasonville, the daughter of the late Edward Frank and Sadie Leola Saddler Clevenger.

She was a 1947 graduate of Stevensville High School, marrying the late Vincent Monroe O'Donnell on May 22, 1948.

Mrs. O'Donnell began working for her brothers oil business, Clevenger's Oil in Grasonville, later working as a waitress for Kentmoor, Poseidon, Islander and Chesapeake restaurants until becoming employed with the State Income Tax Division of the State Comptrollers Office for the State of Maryland for 19 years, retiring in 1992.

She was an avid collector of tiny Beanie Babies and crystal pieces.

Mrs. O'Donnell was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband, who died in 1991, she was preceded in death by two brothers, William Clevenger in 1983 and Winfred Clevenger in 1998; and a sister Dorothy Clough in 1998.

She is survived by a son, Conaway O'Donnell of Crofton, Md.; a daughter, Loa Diane O'Donnell of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Marlin Saddler Clevenger of Grasonville, and two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chester, Md.

Friends may call 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to American Lung Association, Maryland Chapter, 209 E. Market St., Salisbury, MD 21801.

 

James M. Griffen, 73

MILTON - James M. Griffen of Milton died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Beebe Medical Hospital. He was 73.

Mr. Griffen was born on Oct. 17, 1925, in Elizabeth City, N.C., the son of the late Abel and Clara Griffen.

He attended the local public Schools around the area and graduated from P. W. Moore High School.

Mr. Griffen served in the United States Marines for 11 years, from 1947-1958, fighting in World War II.

He became a truck driver and retired as one, traveling to many states around the country such as; New York, North Carolina South Carolina, Delaware, etc.

Mr. Griffen attended the Lord Jesus Christ Church in Ellendale.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose.

He is survived by a son, James Cooper; a daughter, Coretta Cuffee; a daughter-in-law, Linda Cooper; a brother, Shelton Griffen; four sisters, Beulah Harvey, Daisey Daniels, Clara Swinson, and Doris White; a son-in-law, Jullion Cuffee, two stepdaughters, Carla and Gwen; three stepsons, Brian, Andre and Henry; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.

 

Loretta Rosemond Sherwood Sinnett, 66

SEAFORD - Loretta Rosemond Sherwood Sinnett of Seaford, formerly of Westmont, N.J., died of pneumonia Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in her home. She was 66.

Mrs. Sinnett was born in Gibbsboro, N.J., the daughter of the late Alfred Diehl and Katherine Miller Sherwood.

She was a teacher's aide for 18 years, retiring in 1990 from Kingsway Learning Center, Haddonfield, N.J.

Mrs. Sinnett was a member of United Methodist Church of Westmont, N.J., member of Westmont Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of Disabled Americans Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 9, Seaford.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Samuel Sinnett; two daughters, Karen Hanna of Glenndora, N.J., and Susan Cole of Westmont, N.J.; a brother, Gordon Sherwood of Tucson, Ariz., and six grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Funeral Home, 308 Haddon Ave. Westmont, N.J., where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be private.

 

Audrey L. Pollard, 82

DENTON, Md. - Audrey L. Pollard of Denton died of heart failure Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Denton. She was 82.

Mrs. Pollard was born in Linwood, Md., the daughter of the late Henry William Hicks and Florence Kemp Hicks.

She worked for many years as a clerk in local businesses of Denton.

Mrs. Pollard was preceded in death by her husband Edward Thomas Pollard on June 4, 1986, and a son, Thomas E. Pollard on May 21, 1998.

She is survived by a son, William H. Pollard of Seaford; two daughters, Joyce Newcomb of Easton, Md., and Gerry Breeding of Felton; two brothers, Robert Hicks of Laurel and Walter Hicks of Harmony, Md.; three sisters, Helen Kennedy of Laurel, Beatrice Petkiewicz of Wilmington and Frances Willey of Easton; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moore Funeral Home, 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Alzheimer's Association, Eastern Shore Chapter, P.O. Box 2233, Salisbury, MD 21802-2233.

 

Dana G. Withrow, 46

FRANKFORD - Dana G. Withrow of rural Frankford, formerly of New Castle died of heart failure Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in his home.

Mr. Withrow was a self employed plaster and a member of the Plaster Union 38.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth A. Withrow; three sons, Chris and Shawn of Frankford, and Thomas of New Castle; and two sisters, Diana Wierzbicki of Middletown and Lana Frey of Ocean View and a grandson.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 6 Central Ave., Ocean View. the Rev. Kerry Shull will officiate.

Burial will be private.

 

Jeffrey David Lord, 51

EAST NEW MARKET, Md. - Jeffrey David Lord of East New Market died of heart failure Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Fort Howards Veterans Hospital, Edgemeer. He was 51.

Mr. Lord was born on Sept. 10, 1947 in Easton, the son of the late Lee Wilson and Irene Ruth Blades Lord.

He attended North Dorchester High School.

Mr. Lord joined the U.S. Army on August 29, 1967, serving with the 9th Ordinance, Company USAREUR, discharged on April 9, 1969.

He had been a heavy equipment operator and mechanic working for the John Brake Company of Linkwood, before his illness.

He is survived by a daughter, Kara Aaron of Preston, Md.; a son, Jeffrey David Lord Jr. of Harmony, Md.; a sister, Sonya Eaton of Baltimore; three brothers, Harold Lord of Pocomoke, Gerald W. Lord of Federalsburg, and Philip R. Lord of Salisbury.

Service will be 11 a.m. at Marylands Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Beulah, Md., where friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at Williamson Funeral Home. The Rev. Denzil Cheek will officiate.

Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements by Williamson Funeral Home, Federalsburg.

 

Anna May Breeding, 84

DENTON, Md. - Anna May Breeding of Denton died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1999, in Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 84.

Mrs. Breedding was born in Adamsville, Del., the daughter of the late Ernest H. Short and Flossie Pritchett Short.

She was a homemaker and lived in the Denton area all her life.

Mrs. Breeding is survived by her husband, Floyd W. Breeding of Denton; a son, William F. Breeding of Federalsburg; a daughter, Delores B. Lane of Federalsburg; a sister, Pauline Messick of Bridgeville, Del.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home, 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, near Denton.

 

Paul P. Kinsfather, 78

DOVER - Paul P. Kinsfather of Dover died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 78.

Mr. Kinsfather was born in Touchet, Wash., the son of the late Peter and Mollie Jesse Kinsfather.

He was a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, retiring in 1968.

Mr. Kinsfather served with the Civil Service and had managed the Commissary at Ft. Dix, N.J., and McGuire Air Force Base. He had moved from Brownsville, N.J., to Pleasantville, N.J., recently moving to Dover.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Walburga R. Kinsfather of Dover; a son, Peter P. Kinsfather of Dover; a daughter, Mollie E. Yarnal and her husband David W. of Dover; a brother, Alexander Kinsfather of Washington; a sister, Clara Metz of Eugene, Ore.; and a granddaughter, Amanda R. Skidmore and her husband, Charles A. of Dover.

Services and burial will be private.

Arrangements by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director Inc., Dover.

 

Robert B. 'Butch' Curtis Jr., 54

GEORGETOWN - Robert B. ''Butch'' Curtis Jr. of Georgetown, formerly of Lewes died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 54.

Mr. Curtis was born in Lewes, the son of the late Robert H. Sr. and Helen Kerr Curtis.

He is survived by a sister, Debra C. Short of Westerville, Ohio; a niece, Abby Short and a nephew, Matthew Short.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Watson Funeral Home 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Robert A. Hudson will officiate.

Burial will be in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes.

 

John C. Tull, 57

DOVER - John C. Tull of Dover died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in Kent General Hospital. He was 57.

Mr. Tull was born on July 16, 1941, in Lewes, the son of Edna Dickerson Tull and the late Calvin Tull.

He graduated from Seaford High School.

Mr. Tull retired from Bell Atlantic Telephone Co. in February 1993 after 27 years of service. He also worked for at Proctor & Gamble in Dover through Olsteins Temporary Service until October 1998.

He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He attended the Calvary Assembly of God in Dover. He enjoyed Clowning, Model Airplanes and Slot Car Racing.

John, ''Pop,'' ''Paw Paw,'' was known wherever he went. He was ''Pop'' to so many young and older adults. John was known to dozens of children in the neighborhood as '' Paw Paw'' and he loved to spend time with his grandchildren and all their friends. John had given his heart to the Lord and was baptized in the fall of 1998. Pop was always there when anyone needed him. Everyone that met Pop remembered him and he will be missed by everyone that he touched throughout his lifetime.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Deneumouster and her husband Ralph of Dover, Cathy Taylor and her husband Mike of Magnolia; a brother, William Tull and his wife Ruth of Laurel; three grandchildren Michael Taylor Jr. ''Mighty Mike'', Amber Lee Taylor ''Little Lou'' and Tabitha Deneumoustier ''Tabo''; a niece, Susan Collins; and a nephew, Michael Tull.

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

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Calvary Assembly of God, 1141 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901 or Camden-Wyoming Fire Co., P.O. Box 186, Camden, DE 19934.

 

Rick S.R. Eckeard, 49

FELTON - Rick S.R. Eckeard of Felton died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in his home. He was 49.

Mr Eckeard was the son of Mary Anna Herschberger Puskar of Felton and the late Noble Samuel Eckeard.

He graduated from Dover High School in 1969

Mr. Eckeard was a welder.

He enjoyed photography.

Mr Eckeard was a member of the Felton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sisters, Donna M. Johes of Camden, Thelma G.P. Perkins of Magnolia, Teea L. Silverio of Iowa and Tammi G. Shivers of Dover; and a brother, Barry D. Eckeard of Little Creek.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Trader Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Sandtown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901


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