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Helen E. Wagner, 66
CAMDEN - Helen E. Wagner, R.N., of Camden died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in her home. She was 66.
Mrs. Wagner was born Sept. 11, 1932, the daughter of the late Gustav and Martha Schwenk Ziebutski.
She was a registered nurse at Kent General Hospital, Dover, where she lovingly cared for thousands of patients for 40 years until retiring in 1994.
Mrs. Wagner enjoyed cooking and baking, and was especially well-known for her specialty cheesecakes. She also was a super collector who loved attending flea markets and yard sales. Most of all, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and sister whose caring ways touched everyone who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Emit Butz, Ed Ziebutski and Gustav Ziebutski Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert T. Wagner Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner Jr. and his wife, Amber, both of Dover; four sisters, Martha Kaemmerlen of Gaffney, S.C., Wanda Bernier of Buzzards Bay, Mass., Frieda Pinkavitch of Dover and Ina Winter of Otsego, Mich.; and many loving nephews and nieces.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Woodside United Methodist Church, Main Street, Woodside.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901; or to Woodside United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 42, Woodside, DE 19980.
Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Bradford A. Vickers Jr., 83
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Bradford A. Vickers Jr. of Cambridge and Georgetown, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Dec. 7. He was 83.
Mr. Vickers was an electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union for several years, retiring in 1980.
He was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran during World War II, serving in England as an airplane mechanic for fighter planes.
Mr. Vickers enjoyed waterfowl carving, auction sales, oil painting, scrimshaw and crewing in the Cambridge sailboat races.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cecilia Tolley Vickers; and his second wife, Jean Frost Vickers.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Theresa Russell Vickers of Georgetown and Cambridge; a daughter, Barbara Vickers, Easton; a son, Steven Vickers of Grasonville; three stepdaughters, Sandy Jones of Salisbury, Shelby Gootee of Nashville, Tenn., and Carol Williamson of Georgetown; a granddaughter, Christin C. Vickers of Grasonville; a sister, Bevalea Tharp of Cambridge; and a brother, James Vickers of Cambridge.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, Inc., 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Randall T. Blackmon will officiate.
Burial will be in Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.
Effie E. Anthony, 78
DENTON, Md. - Effie E. Anthony of Denton died of heart failure Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 78.
Mrs. Anthony was born in Windber, Pa., the daughter of the late Lowman Ott Sr. and Frances Shaffer Ott. She moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland when she was a child.
She was a homemaker. She had also worked with her husband at Anthony's Produce Stand on Greensboro Road, and at both the Quick Wash and Caroline Poultry in Denton.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Anthony; three brothers, Willard Ott, Walter Ott and Dave Ott; and a sister, Frances Harris.
She is survived by her husband, Preston T. Anthony of Denton; two sons, A. Wayne Anthony of Denton and Roger L. Anthony of Palmyra, Va.; one daughter, Shirley A. Daffin of Denton; a brother, Lowman Ott Jr. of Denton; three sisters, Emma Jones of Salisbury, Louise Bilbrough of Denton and Mary Daiker of Greene, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Moore Funeral Home, 12 S. Second Street, 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 be made to the Denton Church of the Brethren, 106 S. Seventh St., Denton, MD 21629; or to the Denton Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 262, Denton, MD 21629.
William O. 'Bill' Bell, 84
William O. Bell, ''Bill'' to his friends, of Milford died of leukemia Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in Seaford Retirement and Rehabilitation Center of Genesis ElderCare, Seaford. He was 84.
Mr. Bell was born Jan. 24, 1914, in Easton, Md., the son of the late Olen Sinclair Ball and Marjorie (Collier) Bell.
He married Lurane Christine Burt May 1, 1937.
Mr. Bell served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He graduated from the Surgical Technicians School at Fort Sam Houston and served in North Africa and with the Occupational Forces in the European Theater in France and Germany. He was honorably discharged July 12, 1946.
Mr. Bell was employed by Acme Markets for 30 years in managerial positions in Easton, Md., Federalsburg, Md., and Bridgeville, until his retirement in 1975.
He was a founding member of the Federalsburg Church of God. He volunteered at Milford Memorial Hospital, compiling 4,500 hours of service, and was was very active in the Milford Church of God and the senior activity group ''Keen-Agers.''
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Bell; and a sister, Anne Bell.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lurene (Burt) Bell; a son and daughter-in-law, William D. and Karen Bell of Lincoln; two brothers, Olen C. Bell of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Robert Bell of Wilmington; and two grandsons, Reese Edward Bell and Jon Ian Bell, both of Milford.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. today in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Milford Church of God, 500 N. Walnut St., Milford, DE 19963; or to the Leukemia Society, Delaware Chapter, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 209, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Charlotte Bottomley Brown, 68
WILMINGTON - Charlotte Bottomley Brown of Wilmington died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in her home. She was 68.
Mrs. Brown was born in Centreville, Md., the daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle McFarland Bottomley.
She graduated from Centreville High School with the class of 1949.
She married James Walter Brown of Henderson, Md., April 12, 1952. They lived in Centreville, then in Church Hill, Md., and, in 1960, moved to Wilmington.
Mrs. Brown worked as a housekeeper for Irenee duPont Jr. of Wilmington for over 32 years.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa Dawn Welsh and Donald Welsh of Wilmington; a brother, Donald T. Bottomley of Chestertown, Md.; and two sisters, Margaret Skinner of Sudlersville, Md., and Carlos Dlugoborski of Rock Hall, Md.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Church Hill Cemetery, Church Hill.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Elsmere Fire Co. No. 1, 1107 New Road, Elsmere, DE 19805; or to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Henry Ceaser, 91
FELTON - Henry Ceaser of Felton died of natural causes Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, in Seaford Retirement and Rehabilitation Center of Genesis ElderCare, Seaford. He was 91.
Mr. Ceaser was born Dec. 6, 1907, in Welsh, La., the son of the late Leonard and Julia Ceaser.
He was a high school graduate.
Mr. Ceaser worked for the U.S. Civil Service.
He was a deacon at St. John's Baptist Church, Millsboro.
He is survived by two daughters, Julia Gullett of Lancaster, Pa., and Charmaine Graham of Philadelphia.
Service and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.
Robert M. 'Stacky' Daniels, 58
CHESTER, Pa. - Robert M. ''Stacky'' Deaniels of Chester died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, in Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester. He was 58.
Mr. Daniels was born in Hartly, Del., and had lived in Chester most of his life.
He worked for many years at Stacky's Hoagie Shop in Chester. He also worked for the Baldt Anchor Co. and was a bartender in many bars throughout Chester.
Mr. Daniels was formerly a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Bridgeford Daniels of Chester; two daughters, Deborah Daniels of Woodlyn and Robin M. Daniels of Chester; seven brothers, John Daniels of Media, Marvin Purnell Daniels of Chester, Wallace Daniels of Hartly, Ronald Daniels and Aubrey Daniels, both of Chester, Michael Daniels of Lancaster and Matthias Daniels of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Dr. Karen Mitchell of Charlotte, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Daniel's United Methodist Church, 4th and Edwards streets, Chester.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Catherine B. Laws Funeral Home, 2126 W. 4th St., Chester, and at the church two hours prior to the service.
George William Fleetwood, 72
GEORGETOWN - George William Fleetwood of Georgetown died of congestive heart failure Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, in Chatham Acres Nursing Home, Chatham, Pa. He was 72.
Mr. Fleetwood was born in Seaford, the son of the late Roland Horace and Edna Elsie Mitchell Fleetwood.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Fleetwood was a millwright, working out of Carpenters and Millwrights Local 2012, Seaford, retiring in 1981 on disability after 30 years of service.
He was a life member and past commander of Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Seaford.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Katherine Frances Briggs Fleetwood; two daughters, Katherine F. Perdue of Georgetown and Sandra J. Massaro of Seaford; a brother, Jack R. Fleetwood of Richardson Park, Wilmington; and four grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford, with the Rev. Richard P. Blades officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 318 Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Mildred Ruth Gardiner, 86
MILFORD - Mildred Ruth Gardiner of Milford died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 86.
Mrs. Gardiner was born Dec. 11, 1912, in Scranton, Pa., the daughter of the late Ivor and Elizabeth Jones.
She married Alfred William Gardiner Dec. 11, 1943, in Washington, D.C.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Hill and Saron Jones.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Alfred W. Gardiner Jr. of Leonardtown, Md.,; a daughter, Linda Lee Harp of Alexandria, Va.; a brother, Archibald Jones of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Alice Barrow Cliff of Wilmington; and three grandchildren.
Service will be noon today at the Chapel of Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, 41590 Fenwick St., Leonardtown, with the Rev. William McClean officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow the service in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Morganza, Md.
Maria S. Gleske, 94
CAMDEN - Maria S. Gleske of Camden died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Dover Nursing Center. She was 94.
Mrs. Gleske was born in Hanover, Germany, and moved to this country in 1922. She lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a while, but eventually made a permanent home in Beckley, W.Va., as the wife of Herman Gleske.
She and her husband owned and operated a shoe-repair business there for 40 years. They retired to Camden in 1979.
They were members of Holy Cross Catholic Church. They were active members of the Dover Modern Maturity Center, Dover, where she participated in the Meals on Wheels program for a number of years.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990.
She is survived by a son, Frank Gleske, and two grandchildren, all of Frederica.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
The family suggests contributions be made to Modern Maturity Center of Dover, 1121 Forest Ave., Dover, DE 19904; or to Sloan Kettering Cancer Research.
Benjamin A. Happersett, 76
FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Benjamin A. Happersett, mayor of Federalsburg since 1997, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in Dorchester General Hospital. He was 76.
Mr. Happersett was born Nov. 9, 1922, in Rock Hall, Kent County, the son of the late Howard Evans Happersett and Louise Casey Ashley Happersett.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, serving in Europe during World War II.
He worked at the former Service Trucking Co.; worked for many years with Sally Ann Bakery of Federalsburg; and had worked for the last few years for Chesapeake Wholesalers floral distributors in Federalsburg, as well as serving as the present mayor of Federalsburg after being elected in April of 1997. He was also a former member of the Federalsburg Town Council. He was a member and past commander of Federalsburg VFW Post 5246.
He has also served as Little League treasurer, was a member and past president of the Idlewild Ruritans, was a member and past president of the Federalsburg Lions Club, and was treasurer of the Marshyhope Fall Festival for the annual Anything Goes Days parades and celebrations which were held in Federalsburg for many years. He and his wife, Betty, were very instrumental in the organization of parades in Federalsburg and surrounding communities for many years. He became known as ''Mr. Parade.''
He was preceded in death by three brothers, James ''Peck'' Happersett, Carl R. Happersett and Harry ''Hap'' Happersett; and two granddaughters, Debbie Trimble and Christina Standridge.
He is survived by his wife, Betty D'Armi Happersett; five daughters, R. Louise Clayton of Smith Island, Bonnie L. Usilton and Aggie Trimble, both of Chestertown, Brenda Harris of Baltimore and Patricia Standridge of Rock Hall; six grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Patterson of Crumpton and Anna Lee Elbourn of Annapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Christ United Methodist Church, Federalsburg, where friends may call one hour prior to the service, with the Rev. Glenn Lyburn and the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be members of the Federalsburg Police Department.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg, with a service by the V.F.W. at 8 p.m.
Burial will follow in the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Beulah.
The family suggests contributions be made in his memory to the Caroline County Chapter of the American Heart Association, c/o Mrs. Meredith, 218 Greenridge Road, Federalsburg, MD 21632.
Charles W. Johnson, 24
GEORGETOWN - Charles W. Johnson of Georgetown died of injuries received in an automobile accident Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at the scene of the accident in Wake County, N.C. He was 24.
Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 21, 1974, in Lewes, the son of Raymond C. Johnson and Lucille F. Ortiz, both of Georgetown.
He was an installer of communications cables.
In addition to his parents, he is survived his stepfather, Nelson E. Ortiz of Georgetown; two brothers, Raymond M. Leyanna of Zebulon, N.C., and David Johnson of Lewes; a sister, Bonnie Hensley of Laurel; his paternal grandparents, Raymond Moore and Barbara Johnson, both of Oak Orchard; and two grandparents, Linda Thompson and Shannon Thompson, both of Georgetown.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dodd-Carey Chapel of Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, with the Rev. Richard Vance officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home chapel two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Raevyn Jones, newborn
MILFORD - Raevyn Jones of Milford died as a result of premature birth Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was a newborn.
She is survived by her parents, Royal Jones and Gail Bogard, both of Milford; a sister, Destiny Jones of Milford; maternal grandparents, Villard Bogard of Lincoln and Helena Williams of Milford; paternal grandmother, Carolise of Ahoskie, N.C.; a great-grandmother, Pearl Pitts of Milford; and uncles, aunts and cousins.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Young's Funeral Homes, 309 North St., Milford.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Helen Harris Lassahn, 83
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Helen Harris Lassahn of Heron Point, Chestertown, died of Alzheimer's disease, with which she had been ill for 11 years, Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, in her home, peacefully during an afternoon nap. She was 83.
Mrs. Lassahn was born at Howell Point Farm, near Betterton, the son of the late Arthur L. Harris and Evelyn Bockmiller Harris. All her siblings also were born on the farm, where the family lived for many years. Much of the farm was devoted to 40,000 pear trees.
Older Kent County residents may remember Evelyn Harris as the author of the book ''The Barter Lady,'' in which she wrote of the fun and the hard work that went with living on a farm. Money was scarce, and may necessities were obtained by means of bartering.
Mrs. Lassahn graduated from Mary Washington College in Virginia in 1936.
She taught school in Virginia for three years, then moved to Baltimore, where she became a district supervisor for the city Recreation Department.
Mrs. Lassahn married Louis K. Lassahn, a teacher at City College, Baltimore, in Baltimore in 1954.
They enjoyed entertaining, playing cards and camping.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; and two brothers, Arthur L. Harris Jr. and John Baynard Harris.
She is survived by two sisters, Sarah Harris Fallowfield and Ruth Harris Bartlett; and nephews and nieces, Arthur ''Buzz'' Harris, Anne Harris, Sara A. Fallowfield Weber, Bill Fallowfield, Mary S. Fallowfield Richardson, Ronnie Sussman, Richard Bartlett and Christopher Bartlett.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 223, Salisbury, MD 21802-2233.
Hazel J. Marshall, 90
SMYRNA - Hazel J. Marshall of Smyrna died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna. She was 90.
Mrs. Marshall was born Oct. 16, 1908, in Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of the late Austin Brown and Laura Marshall.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dover; and a member of the Mamie A. Warren Senior Center between Kenton and Clayton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Marshall, in 1967.
She is survived by two sisters, Ina Grace Mackie of Middletown, Nova Scotia, and Addie Bloise of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Service will be noon Wednesday in the Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4950 Cheswold-Pearsons Corner Road, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., Smyrna.
Lewis Charles Mattison, 90
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Lewis Charles Mattison of Chestertown died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, in his home. He was 90.
Mr. Mattison was born Sept. 30, 1908, in Anderson, S.C.
He was a retired naval officer and career diplomat with the U.S. State Department.
He was a graduate of the architecture program at the University of Virginia in the 1930s, where he began his professional interests in architecture, design and typography. He founded and edited the magazine ''Cavalier.'' We was a member of Scarab, a national architectural professional fraternity; and a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Mr. Mattison served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II, and continued with the U.S. Naval Reserve after the war. He served as senior air controller with the First Marine Air Wing on Guadalcanal during 1942-43. His service included assignments in the Senior Fighter Director Office of the First Marine Air Wing; training of New Zealand Air Force crews in the deployment of radar to support air combat fighter control; executive officer for Argus Training Detachment in Port Hueneme, Calif; and trainer of amphibious assault teams. Mr. Mattison assisted in the development and application of electronic warfare for both land-and carrier-based radar communications to support air fighter directions and tactics. His service included assignments on staff with Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet; the Pacific Fleet Radar Center; and the Chief of Naval Operations on developments regarding electronic warfare and radar communications. For his service, he was awarded the Silver Star, the Presidential Unit Citation and two personal commendations from Adm. Nimitz.
After the war, he participated as an appointee on several programs of the Navy, and he co-founded AERO - the Association of Electronic Reserve Officers. He served as a staff member of the President's Committee on International Information Activities (Jackson Committee) in 1953, and directed the committee's external communications. Recommendations from the Jackson Committee helped form the U.S. Information Agency, a branch of the U.S. State Department. Mr. Mattison joined USIA in 1954, where he participated in various assignments until his retirement in 1970. Among his early work at USIA, he was deputy assistant director for Latin American from 1954-1956, and relocated to Manila as the deputy director, later as director, of USIA operations in the Philippines. He also completed assignments as director for USIA operations in Finland from 1962-1964. Mr Mattison returned to the USIA in Washington, D.C., as business affairs adviser responsible for guiding USIA international-media strategy pertaining to American business, trade, foreign-investment and private-sector programs. He retired to a private life of writing and travel in 1970.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Natalie Rush Berlin.
He is survived by three children, Charles Rush, Joanna Reed and Michael Vandiver; two grandchildren, Jamin and Willow; and two great-grandchildren, Sophie and Hannah.
Burial will be Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Ronald Stanley Morris, 58
HARRINGTON - Ronald Stanley Morris of Harrington died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 58.
Mr. Morris was born July 30, 2940, in Ridgely, Md., the son of the late Elwood Stanley and Kathryn Thawley Morris.
He attended Coyne Electronics School, Chicago, and Wesley College, Dover.
Mr. Morris had served in the Maryland National Guard.
He had worked at I.L.C. Industries Space Suit Division, Frederica, as an expediter; and then, had worked with computers at Bob's Glass and Mirror, Dover.
Mr. Morris was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ingleside, Md.
He is survived by three sisters, Yvonne Thomas of Cheswold, Kay Morris Sweeney of Chestertown, Md., and Beverly Crouse Wade of Bridgetown, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home P.A., 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro, Md.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of one's choice.
Helen Holliday Poore, 89
DUNWOODY, Ga. - Helen Holliday Poore of Dunwoody, and formerly of Frederica, Del., died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Roswell Nursing Home, Roswell, Ga. She was 89.
Mrs. Poore was a homemaker.
She had been a member of the Milford Church of God, Milford, Del.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Holliday Sr. and Annie Stanton Holliday; and her husband, Harold Poore, in 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen Rice of Dunwoody; a brother, Bradford Holliday of Frederica; and two granddaughters.
Service will be 1 p.m. today in the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Main Street, Felton, Del.
Burial will be in in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Milford Church of God, Milford, DE 19963, or to Frederica United Methodist Church, Frederica, DE 19946.
Burton E. 'Butch' Russell, 54
BRIDGEVILLE - Burton E. ''Butch'' Russell of near Bridgeville died as the result of a fire Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in his home. He was 54.
He grew up in Federalsburg, Md., and attended Federalsburg High School.
Mr. Russell worked for E. I. du Pont de Nemours Co. in Seaford.
He was divorced.
In addition to his father, he is survived by a daughter, Sherry Hastings of Bridgeville; a sister, Dorothy Adams of Federalsburg; a brother, Robert L. Cordrey of Greenwood; and two grandchildren.
Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Williamson Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Federalsburg, with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Federalsburg, following the service.
Howard 'Blinky' Scott Jr., 62
EASTON, Md. - Howard ''Blinky'' Scott Jr. of Easton died of natural causes Sunday, Dec. 29, 1998, in his home. He was 62.
Mr. Scott was born June 12, 1936, in Denton, the son of Bessie Virginia Riley Scott of Easton and the late Howard Scott Sr.
He was self-employed as a painter.
He is survived by five sons, Michael Scott of Chestertown, Richard Scott and Greg Scott, both of Salisbury, Steve Scott of Guam and Timothy Scott of Centreville; a daughter, Lisa Scott of Centreville; two brothers, Albert Scott and Eugene ''Scotty'' Scott, both of Easton; and several grandchildren.
Service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home P.A., 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
Robert Stanley Thomas, 61
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Robert Stanley Thomas of Chestertown, known to many as ''Mickey'' or ''Moon Doggie,'' died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 61.
Mr. Thomas was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Rock Hall, the son of the late Alfred and Gladys Thomas.
He attended Sharptown Elementary School in Rock Hall and, as a child, attended Aaron Chapel Church, also in Rock Hall.
Mr. Thomas was employed in the seafood industry and worked faithfully until his health failed.
He married Peggy Ann Thomas; they had two daughters.
Later in life, Mr. Thomas met Gloria Johnson, who became a dear, devoted friend.
He joined Robinson's AME Church under the pastorship of the Rev. Norman E. Blackston, and was very faithful.
He is survived by three daughters, Latisha Thomas and Latasha Thomas, both of Ocean Pines, and Denise Thomas of Elkton; a brother, Alfred Thomas of Rock Hall; four sisters, Carrie Thomas and Betty Green, both of Corsica Neck, Centreville, Christine Thomas of Wilmington, Del., and Theresa Thomas of Cambridge; three grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends; and his very special and devoted friend, Gloria M. Johnson of Church Hill, and her son, Gary.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Robinson's AME Church, Grasonville, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.