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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 class of 1949.
She married James Walter Brown of Henderson on April 12, 1952. They lived in Centreville and Church Hill, Md., moved to Wilmington in 1960.
Mrs. Brown was a housekeeper for Irenee DuPont, Jr. of Wilmington for over 32 years.
She is survived by a daughter, T. Dawn and a son-in-law, Donald Welsh of Wilmington; a brother, Donald T. Bottomley of Chestertown; two sisters, Margaret Skinner of Sudlersville and Carlos Dulgoborski of Rock Hall.
Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in Church Hill Cemetery.
Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Elsmere Fire Department, 1107 New Road, Elsmere, DE 19805 or Delaware Hospice 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown, MD 410778-0055.
Albert H. Brinkman, Sr. 79
WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ - Albert H. Brinkman, Sr. of Williamstown, formerly of Dover, died of natural causes Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Kennedy Hospital, Turnersville. He was 79.
Mr. Brinkman was born Aug. 28, 1919 in Philadelphia.
He was employed as a Heat Treater by the Drever Co., Bethayers, Pa. for 30 years until his retirement in 1985.
He is survived by his son, Albert H. Brinkman, Jr of Williamstown and two grandchildren, Meghan and Adam Brinkman, both of Williamstown.
Services will be private at the family's convenience.
Arrangements by Farnelli Funeral Home, 504 N. Main St., Williamstown, NJ.
Felicia Marie Carter, newborn
DOVER - Felicia Marie Carter of Dover died shortly after birth Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998 in Bay Health Medical Center, Dover.
She was the daughter of Eric D. Carter and Trisha Marie Marlow of Dover.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Joyce Mokoski of Wyoming.
There are no formal services.
Arrangements by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director, Inc., Dover.
Adelaide Dean, 81
CHESTER, Pa. - Adelaide Dean of Chester died Dec. 17, 1998, in Queenstown, Md. She was 81.
Ms. Dean was employed by the M. J. Freed family for 30 years.
She was a member of Mount Hebron A.M.E. Church, Linwood.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Johnson and James Albert Griffin.
She is survived by her mother, Pearl Griffin; two brothers, Leon Williams and Kennard Griffin, all of Queenstown; a devoted niece, Mabel Harris of Chester; and a stepdaughter, Ranae Douglass of Chester.
Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday at the John Wesley Cemetery, Carmichael, Md., where friends may call the church prior to service.
Burial will be in John Wesley Cemetery, Carmichael.
Arrangement by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.
Helen Daisey Dukes, 99
OCEAN VIEW - Helen Daisey Dukes of Ocean View died of heart failure Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Lewes Convalescent Center. She was 99.
Mrs. Dukes was born Oct. 8, 1899 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
She was a retired school teacher.
She was a member of Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church and the church's sewing circle, the Lord Baltimore Women's Club, the Indian River senior center and a sponsor of the Girl's Sorority.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Joshua R. Dukes, in 1986.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas R. Dukes of Springfield, Pa., and Robert R. Dukes of Crossville, Tenn.; a daughter, Shirley Plank of Lansdowne; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church, Ocean View.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Sanctuary Fund of Mariners Bethel U.M. Church, P.O. Box 40, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, West Ave., Ocean View.
Kendall W. Johnson, 56
MILLSBORO - Kendall W. Johnson of Millsboro died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, in his home. He was 56.
Mr. Johnson was born July 12, 1942 in Millsboro, the son of the late Harley K. and Marcella M. Johnson.
He was a carpenter and handyman.
He is survived by three brothers, Elson Johnson and Crawford Johnson, both of Millsboro, and Harlin Johnson of Georgetown; three sisters, Barbara H. Johnson, Rochella Nock, Vivian Johnson, all of Millsboro; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Harmony Cemetery, near Millsboro. The Rev. Dolores Wilks will officiate.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Edward P. Lavelle, 95
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. - Edward P. Lavelle of Corona del Mar, formerly of Scranton, Pa., for 65 years and Wilmington, Del., for 25 years, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998. He was 95.
Mr. Lavelle was born Aug. 7, 1903 in Scranton, the son of the late Edward and Bridget Lavelle.
He was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School, East Stroudsburg State Teacher's College and Saint Thomas College.
He was principal of Frances Willard Elementary School for 40 years as well as principal of the Adult Institute in Scranton.
Mr. Lavelle was a member in the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Moran Lavelle, in 1967.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Baeurle of Wilmington; two sons, James Lavelle of Dewey Beach and Edward Lavelle of Corona del Mar; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be Monday at the Vanston Funeral Home, 142 South Main St., Scranton, PA 18504. Mass at the Immaculate Conception Chapel.
Burial in Cathedral Cemetery.
Josephine H. Poore, 97
SMYRNA - Josephine H. Poore of Smyrna, formerly of Mathews, Va., died at Silver Lake Center, Monday, Dec. 21, 1998. She was 97.
Mrs. Poore was born Dec. 21, 1901, the daughter of the late John L. Hunley and Esther L. Hudgins Hunley.
She married Archie D. Poore, on July 19, 1931.
She attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg,Va.
She taught at several schools, including schools in Millsboro and Clayton.
She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, Va., and had attended Asbury United Methodist Church, Smyrna.
Mrs. Poore enjoyed gardening, flowers and playing the piano.
In addition to her husband of 39 years, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Esther Ann Pappas in 1986.
She is survived by a son, John D. Poore of Smyrna; and two granddaughters, Tamara L. Poore of Smyrna, Del., and Georgeanne Pappas Koehler of Smyrna, Tenn.
Service will be 1:30 p.m., Saturday at the Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, where friends may call one and one-half hours before services.
Burial will be in Templeville Cemetery, Templeville, Md.
Family suggests contributions be sent to either the American Heart Assoc. of De., Kent County Division, P.O. Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903 or the American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Jerry D. Tingle, 64
SELBYVILLE - Jerry D. Tingle of Selbyville died of cancer Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 64.
Mr. Tingle was born in Salisbury, Md., the son of the late Edward Tingle and Roxie Wilkerson Tingle.
He worked as a welder for the Tingle Sheet Metal Company.
He is survived by a daughter, Denise Tingle of Princess Anne; two sisters, Harriet L. Morris of Selbyville and Gloria Jean Hudson of Roxana; three brothers, E. Bert Tingle and Dennis R. Tingle, both of Selbyville and Edward Tingle Jr., of Princess Anne.
Services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Thatcher Street, Frankford, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Dale Vroman will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Berlin, Md.
Vera Collins Sproat, 97
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Vera Collins Sproat of Park Ridge died after a massive stroke Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, in Chicago. She was 97.
Mrs. Sproat was born Oct. 22, 1901, in Monte Vista, Colo.,
She lived most of her life in Idaho.
Shortly after her marriage to the late William R. (Rex) Sproat on May 29, 1923, they moved to the Chenofsky Sheep Ranch on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands. They returned to Idaho nine years later.
She was Past Noble Grand of the Ada Rebekah Lodge 80 in Boise, the Rose Rebekah Lodge 18 in Idaho City and a member of the Columbian Club and past president of the Parliamentarians.
She is survived by Rexene A. and Richard L. Ornauer of Dover; Margaret Sproat Hoover and J. Michael Hoover of Park Ridge, Ill., with whom she lived for 18 years,; seven grandchildren, T. Philip Ashford III of West Plam Beach, Fla., Mary A. and Kevin Collier of Encinitas, Calif., Ann A. and Fred K. Menor of Lake Worth, Fla., William R. (Bim) and Laurie Ashford of Cherry Valley, N.Y., Jean A. and Dale Salisbury of West Palm Beach, Katherine H. Horning of Naperville, Ill., Rebecca Hoover of Chicago and 15 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, in the Collins family area of Kohlerlawn Cemetery at Nampa, Idaho. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at the Summers Funeral Home, Boise.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Rainbow
Hospice, Inc., 1550 North Northwest Highway, Suite 270, Park Ridge, IL
George H. Bryan, 100
FAIRMONT - George H. Bryan of Fairmont died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in his home. He was 100.
Mr. Bryan was born July 6, 1898, in Fairmont.
He farmed many years ago with his father. He owned and operated an auto repair shop in Lewes until his retirement in the middle '60s. He also owned and operated the Bayview Inn on Lewes Beach which is currently known as Kupchicke.
He was a member of the Conleys Chapel Methodist Church, Route 277, Angola, and a charter member of the Lewes Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Bryan.
He is survived by two sisters, Beulah Reed and Bertie Pepper, both of Milton; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Randy Booth will officiate.
Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
The family suggests contributions be made to Conley's Methodist Church, Angola, DE 19958.
Robert J. 'Bob' Donaway, 70
MILLSBORO - Robert J. ''Bob'' Donaway of Millsboro died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 70.
Mr. Donaway was born in Dagsboro, the son of the late Walter and Edith Lawson Donaway.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, where he received three Bronze Stars.
He was employed by Millsboro Auto Mart, Millsboro, and as a bartender at the Selbyville Elks Lodge, Selbyville.
Mr. Donaway was a member of the Selbyville Elks Lodge, Oak Orchard-Riverdale American Legion Post 28 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7422 in Millsboro.
He is survived by a brother, Wendell L. Donaway of Harrington; a very close friend, Amanda Steen of Dagsboro, and four nephews.
Graveside memorial service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at the Dagsboro Redmen's Memorial Cemetery, Dagsboro, conducted by the Selbyville Elks Lodge.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Albert Gayle, 80
LAUREL - Albert Gayle of Laurel died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, in Lofland LifeCare Center, Seaford. He was 80.
Mr. Gayle was born Dec. 25, 1917, in Laurel, the son of the late James and Gertrude Accourth Gayle.
He was a World War II veteran serving in the 3028th Army Air Force Unit.
He worked for many years at the Walter Horsey Gas Station, in Laurel, and had worked for Community Action in Georgetown.
He is survived by a sister, Mattie Duncan of Laurel.
Service will be 8 p.m. Monday at the St. John's A.M.E. Zion Church near Laurel, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Oris P. Fields will officiate.
Burial will be noon Tuesday in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Arrangements made by Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg.
Charles Lee, 79
MARYDEL - Charles Lee of Marydel died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 79.
Mr. Lee was born Jan. 29, 1919, the son of the late Pearlie Mae Barrs and Gary Lee.
He was a heavy equipment operator in the Delaware area for many years working for many construction companies.
He owned and operated Lee Inc. in 1970.
Mr. Lee enjoyed hunting, fishing and many outdoor activities.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Josephine Blunt Lee of Marydel; a son, Jack Lee of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Betty Hoewischer and Dorothy Watson, both of Jacksonville; a sister, Alice Johnson of Brunswick, Ga.; six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Jean Elizabeth Clyde Smith, 73
GEORGETOWN - Jean Elizabeth Clyde Smith of Georgetown died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 73.
Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of the late William and Regina Lelander Clyde.
She worked as a nurse's aide at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, for 18 years, retiring in 1984.
She is survived by her husband, Hiram Evan Smith Sr.; four sons, John Truitt, Keith Truitt and Wheat Truitt, all of Georgetown, and Paul Truitt of Dulles, Ga.; a stepson, Bruce Smith of Seaford; two daughters, Susan J. Cannon of Bridgeville and Judy Baker of Georgetown; a stepdaughter, Diane Revelle of Seaford; a sister, Harriet McLlvain of Milford; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Summit Road, New Castle.
Ida Lee Taylor, 87
Stevensville, Md. - Ida Lee Taylor of Stevensville died Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998, in Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Denton. She was 87.
Mrs. Taylor was born on Feb. 14, 1911, in Hughsville, the daughter of the late Alonzo and Ella Costello Fleming.
She married Charles Christ of Maryland; after his death in 1967, she married Harry Taylor in 1969. They resided in Prince George's County. After Mr. Taylor's death, she lived with her sister Elsie. In 1993, Mrs. Taylor moved to Stevensville to live with her niece.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Christ Sickle of West Virginia; four sisters, Mary Ellen Beall and Gertrude Foster, both of Stevensville, May Robinson, of Ocean City, and Elsie Roberts of Berlin; a niece and her husband, Cecilia and Paul Lippold, whom she lived with; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Service was held privately by the family.
Family suggests contributions be made to Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 420 Colonial Drive, Denton, MD 21629.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 106 Shamrock Road, Chester, MD 21619.
Steele A.K. Carroll, 10 months old
DOVER - Steele A.K. Carroll of Dover died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 10 months old.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1998, in Misawa, Japan, the son of Jerry A. and Kaori Carroll.
Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.
Burial will be private.