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Ethel Beatrice Hicks Stevens, 92
PHILADELPHIA - Ethel Beatrice Hicks Stevens of Philadelphia died, after a long illness, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998, in Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. She was 92.
Mrs. Stevens was born Aug. 6, 1906, in Marydel, Del., the daughter of the late Mary and Matthias Hicks.
She was educated in the Delaware school system and attended night school in New York. She completed a home-study course in practical nursing and a sewing course after 1955, in Philadelphia.
She enjoyed working and held various jobs in domestic and factory work and as a companion to the sick and shut-in.
Mrs. Stevens was always a strong force in her family; for many years, her home was known as the gathering place for holiday festivities. She was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. She will be remembered for her compassion, great sense of humor and quick wit.
She was creative in arts and crafts, ceramics being her specialty, sharing them with friends and family. She also enjoyed traveling, movies, amusement parks and theater.
She came to know the Lord early in life, and that was reflected in her attendance and fellowship with her church family. She introduced all her children to the Lord early and never lost her faith during hard times and disappointments.
Mrs. Stevens joined St. Rita's Senior Center, where she remained active, receiving several citations for helping the sick. She joined Tindley Temple United Methodist Church in 1955, and attended regularly until her illness. She was a member of Class 22 and served as Communion steward.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paris Elliot Stevens, in 1980; and eight siblings.
She is survived by five sons, Charles I. Stevens of Harrington, Del., the Rev. Paris E. Stevens of Dover, Del., Paul L. D. Stevens, William H. Stevens and Quentin J. Stevens, all of Philadelphia; three daughters, Irma A. Stevens of Los Angeles, Irene E. Stevens of Philadelphia and Doris A. McDowell of Philadelphia; three daughters-in-law, Catherine Stevens of Harrington, Harriet Stevens of Frederica, Del., and Barbara Stevens of Philadelphia; 28 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Service will be 10 a.m. today at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, 750 South Broad St., Philadelphia, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Alfred Malloney, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester, following service.
Arrangements made by Julian Hawkins Funeral Home Inc., Philadelphia.
Samuel J. Bradley, 62
HARRINGTON - Samuel J. Bradley of Harrington died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 62.
Mr. Bradley was born in Andrewsville, the son of the late Arley and Sara Bradley.
He worked for 30 years for the Delaware Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, as an equipment operator and laborer.
Mr. Bradley was a former member of the Fox Hunters Club of Vernon. He enjoyed watching baseball and football games.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann McCafferty Bradley of Harrington; two sons, Thomas Arley Bradley of Greensboro, Md., and Bruce Bradley of Harrington; two daughters, Beverly Dyott and Lori Ann Bradley, both of Greensboro; a stepson, George Richards of Harrington; a stepdaughter, Aimee McCafferty of Harrington; and three grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. Du Pont Highway, Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Irving E. Culver, 78
CLAYTON - Irving E. Culver of Clayton died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 78.
Mr. Culver was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Laurel, son of the late Claude and Florence Culver.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
He worked as a delivery person from 1950-1971 for Frear Dairy. He worked in the parts department for Willis Chevrolet in Smyrna from 1971-1991, retiring in 1991.
Mr. Culver was a member of the Ewell's St. Paul Methodist Church in Clayton and a member of the AARP.
He is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Marian Culver of Clayton; a son, Irving L. Culver of Hartly; two daughters, Katherine Louise Gillen and Shirley Ann Arthur, both of Dover; a brother, Marshall William Culver of Dover; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. today.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ewell's St. Paul Methodist Church, P.O. Box 266, Clayton, DE 19938.
Mary 'Maggie' Curtis, 71
SALISBURY, Md. - Mary ''Maggie'' Curtis of Salisbury died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. She was 71.
Mrs. Curtis was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Salisbury, the daughter of the late Noah and Vessie Ellis.
She was educated in the public schools of Wicomico County.
She worked in Wicomico County.
Mrs. Curtis will be remembered for all the love and shelter she gave to many children and for having a strong, but loving, voice that brought comfort to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norwood Curtis Sr.
She is survived by her loyal companion of many years, Marcellus Roxbury; three sons, Norwood Curtis Jr., Marion Curtis and Gerald Curtis, all of Salisbury; two daughters, Mary Jean Everett and Carolyn Curtis, both of Salisbury, and Regina Curtis of Washington, D.C.; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Collins of Salisbury; two brothers, Marion Collins of Salisbury and Jake Collins of Philadelphia; a sister, Flora Mae Savage of Salisbury; 10 grandchildren, including Sheila Gattis and Nora Curtis, whom she raised as her own; six great-grandchildren; several nieces; and a host of cousins and friends.
Service will be 11 a.m. today at the Family Worship Center in Salisbury, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Park, Salisbury.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Salisbury.
Sally L. Dixon-Devito, 54
WILMINGTON - Sally L. Dixon-Devito of Wilmington died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington. She was 54.
Ms. Dixon was born Aug. 24, 1944, the daughter of the late Lydia Lily Tharpe.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Robert West Jr. of Newark; a daughter, Sally Boulanger of Newark; two grandchildren; and her aunt, Mazie Durham of Mount Pleasant.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn Road, St. Georges.
Daniels & Hutchinson Funeral Home is accepting memorial contributions on behalf of the family.
Eleanor Ann Dunham, 78
DOVER - Eleanor Ann Dunham of Dover died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in her home. She was 78.
Ms. Dunham was born Aug. 9, 1920, in Whitney Point, N.Y.
She was retired from the Rosecroft Raceway, where she worked as a receptionist/secretary.
She was a member of the Cheswold United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Arby Dunham of Fayetteville, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Marguerite Dunham of Fayetteville; a sister, Harriett Peterson of Cortland, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Allison Dunham of Fayetteville; and a dear friend, Earl Ulrich of Dover.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
John R. Eddingfield, 41
HOUSTON - John R. Eddingfield of Houston died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, in his home. He was 41.
Mr. Eddingfield was born in Wilmington, the son of the late Catherine Cortese and Roy R. Eddingfield.
He worked in the mailroom of the Dover Post.
Mr. Eddingfiled enjoyed camping and NASCAR racing.
He is survived by a brother, George Eddingfield of Wilmington; three sisters, Mary Ellen White of North Carolina, Patricia Iorii of Wilmington and Alice K. Mills of Dover; and three special friends, whom he lived with, Mike Edwards, Bobbie Jean Wright and Margaret Wright, all of Houston.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at 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.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Jacob H. Geisinger, 83
LONG NECK - Jacob H. Geisinger of Long Neck died Monday in Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 83.
Mr. Geisinger was born in Limerick Township, Pa., a son of the late Horace Geisinger and Jane (Ziegler) Geisinger.
He had resided in the Long Neck area for the past 15 years.
Mr. Geisinger was a member of the Community Church of Oak Orchard and of the Promise Keepers' Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Turner) Geisginer.
He is survived by a daughter, Judy Rick of Pottstown, Pa.; a stepson, William D. Turner, and Mr. Turner's wife, Lucille Turner, both of Long Neck; a stepdaughter, Charlotte Benjamin of Long Neck; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home Inc., 610 Main St., Phoenixville, Pa., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia, Pa.
Ret. Lt. Col. Charles Wallace 'Bill' Woodard, 90
LEWES - Retired Lt. Col. Charles Wallace ''Bill'' Woodard, U.S. Army Reserve, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Harbor Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 90.
Col. Woodard was born Nov. 5, 1908, in Salt Lake City, the son of the late James Elijah and Fannie Mae Taylor Woodard. His grandparents were ''Mormon'' pioneers during the period 1847-1849.
He attended Wasatch Elemetary School East and L.D.S. High School, and graduated from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, in 1932 with a B.S. in business administration. In college, he played basketball and tennis, and was captain of the tennis team in 1932.
Col. Woodard went to Washington, D.C., in 1935 to work for the federal government's chief of accounts in the Treasury Department. Next, he worked for the Department of the Interior as a field auditor with the Grazing Service, traveling over the western United States.
In November 1941, he was called to military active duty, already holding a reserve commission as an Army second lieutenant. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, he was sent to Camp Lee (now Fort Lee), Petersburg, Va., with troops to guard the city's utilities and bridges. Within a few weeks, he was relieved of duty by a colonel and sent back to Washington. From there, he was sent to Duke University, Durham, N.C., for finance school. Out of a class of 75, only 14 graduated; he was one of them.
Col. Woodard was made the paymaster at Boling Field; at that time, he paid the troops in cash. From there, he was sent to Texas as the field finance officer; while there, he received orders to report to the Pentagon. He worked at the Pentagon through 1946, after which, he kept his officer's commission and remained in the Army Reserve through Dec. 30, 1966.
He went back to civilian work for the federal government at Public Health, in the National Institutes of Health. He retired from the Department of Labor Dec. 31, 1966. For a short time thereafter, he had some part-time jobs.
Col. Woodard came to the Rehoboth Beach-Lewes area in his Airstream travel trailer and said, ''This is where I want to live - go fishing when I want to, have a garden and travel.'' He enjoyed all, especially his garden, with the neighborhood children, and later, with his grandson, playing ball with them and having popcorn parties. He was affectionately referred to as ''the Colonel'' and ''Oh! My achin' back!''
He traveled all over the United States, and went on trips to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Mexico, Antigua, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and spent winters in Florida.
Col. Woodard was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1690; the American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 3543; the Lewes Senior Center; the Cape Henlopen Senior Center; the Delaware Mobile Surf Fisherman Association; the Retired Officers Association; and the Elks Lodge in Lewes.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Isabelle Walcott, Margaret Golding, Hattie Peterson and Eva Morgan.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ilean S. Meibaum Woodard; a son, Charles W. Woodard Jr. of Riverdale, Md.; two daughters, Sandra Campbell of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Susan Compton-Maddox of Darnestown, Md.; a stepdaughter, Priscilla ''Pam'' Meibaum of Seaford; a grandson, Michael Meibaum of Seaford; and a granddaughter, Sandra Schmuhl of Darnestown.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Atkins-Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, with the Rev. Charles Moyer, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, officiating.
Friends may call at the chapel one hour before the service.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., with full military honors.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bethel United
Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St., Lewes, DE 19958; or to Delaware Hospice,
Southern Division, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Ella S. Butcher, 86
DOVER - Ella S. Butcher of Smyrna died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Silver Lake Center of Genesis ElderCare, Dover. She awas 86.
Ms. Butcher was born July 20, 1912, the daughter of the late William and Irene Sullivan.
She worked as a factory worker.
Ms. Butcher was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church, Smyrna. She was Mother of the Church and a member of the church usher board.
She is survived by a son, Norman Watson Jr. of Clayton; a daughter, Elaine Tate Garry of Gary, Ind.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 12 noon Saturday at the Bethel A.M.E. Church, Smyrna, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Walter Dixon will officiate.
Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.
Peggy Juanita Wilson Blake, 60
WORTON, Md. - Peggy Juanita Wilson Blake of Worton died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in Kent & Queen Ann's Hospital, Chestertown. She was 60.
Mrs. Blake was born Dec. 23, 1938, in Butlertown,the daughter of the late James and Mable Wilson.
After her mother's untimely death, she was raised by an aunt, the late Harriett L. Hynson of Worton Point.
She was a graduate of the Henry Highland Garnett High School and the Chesapeake College, School of Nursing Assistant.
She was a licensed lay speaker by the Peninsula Delaware Conference at St. George's United Methodist Church, where she served faithfully in almost every capacity. She was a member of the New Gospelites, the United Methodist Women, the Kent County Arts Council and the Mass Choir of Still Pond Coleman Charge.
Mrs. Blake was preceded in death by her son, Gary L. Hynson.
She is survived by her husband, Horace Blake; a daughter, Carla Louise Hynson of Baltimore; a stepson, Leon C. Hynson of New Castle, Del.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Janette Hynson of New Castle; two sisters, Evelyn Seth of Butlertown and Irene Moore of Georgetown; three brothers, William Wilson of East Orange, N.J., Oscar Wilson of Boston, Mass., and Philip Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers-in-law, Hammond Seth and Robert Moore of Maryland; two grandchildren, Tony and Janai Hynson of New Castle; a newly adopted special son, Minister Ryan Brown; and a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, other family and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. George's U.M. Church, Worton, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Barbara Loper-Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in St. George's Church Cemetery, Worton.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Butlerstown.
Donald L. Brady, 50
FELTON - Donald L. Brady of Felton died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in his home. He was 50.
Mr. Brady was born in Cumberland, Md., the son of the late Helen L. Landis.
He ran Brady's Lawn Service in Smyrna. He also worked for Smyrna Hardware for many years.
Mr. Brady enjoyed fishing, camping and going to auctions.
He is survived by his wife, June L. Brady of Felton; a daughter, Rose L. Marker; two sisters, Anna L. Spaer of Clayton and Jean Bowers of Martinsburg, W.Va.; two grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces and in-laws.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. Du Pont Highway, Harrington, with the Rev. Kenneth Huffman officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home three hours prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
David Jerome Brummell Jr., 43
SEAFORD - David Jerome Brummell Jr. of Seaford died of heart failure Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in Beebe Hospital, Lewes. He was 43.
Mr. Brummell was born Feb. 28, 1955, in Milford, the son of David J. Brummell Sr. of Federalsburg, Md., and Mary Jane Brummell of Bridgeville.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1973-1991, and, thereafter, was a member of the Army Reserve's 946th Transportation Co., Lewes.
Mr. Brummell was a cook at Bob Evans Restaurant, and also was a cook at Grotto Pizza, Rehoboth Beach.
He was a member of Mount Calvary U.M. Church, Bridgeville.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Terrance Brummell of Seaford; three sons, David J. Brummell III and Shawn Brummell, both of Seaford, and Lamar Tann of Wilmington; a daughter, Crystal Brummell of Seaford; two brothers, Maurice Brummell and Michael Brummell, both of Bear; two sisters, Alice Brummell and Marilyn Brummell Burbage, both of Bridgeville; a grandfather, Vincent Carey of San Antonio, Texas; five brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law; and a host of nephews and nieces.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Cathedral Hall of Faith Church, Concord.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mount Calvary U.M. Church, Bridgeville.
Arrangements by Young's Funeral Home, Seaford.
Ellery L. Chase, 64
DOVER - Ellery L. Chase of Dover died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 64.
Mr. Chase was born Oct. 2, 1934, the son of the late George Henry and Ella Mae Henmon Chase, Laurel. He was the seventh of 11 children.
He was educated in the Laurel school system.
He spent a total of four years in the Army, two years on active duty and two years in the reserves.
He was a Civil Service worker for Dover Air Force Base and an employee of the City of Dover until his illness.
Mr. Chase loved to play his guitar and sing and go fishing with his friends, and was an easygoing and kind-hearted person.
He had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
He is survived by a daughter, Judy Poindexter of Wilmington; a son, Arron Snead of Boston; two bothers, Jennings L. Chase and Freeman H. Chase, both of Dover; a sister, Enith Chase Williamson of Dover; four grandchildren; an ex-brother-law, James Lee Beckett of Laurel; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 West Division St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Harvey W. Coverdale Jr., 69
LINCOLN - Harvey W. Coverdale Jr. of Lincoln died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in his home. He was 69.
Mr. Coverdale was a veteran of the Korean War.
He had worked at L.D. Caulk, Milford, in the printing department for 45 years, and was a supervisor for the latter part of his career there.
Mr. Coverdale was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6984, Milton; a member of American Legion Post 7, Harrington; a member of Elks Lodge 2401, Milford; a member of Moose Lodge 534, Harrington; and a Moose Legionnaire of Legion 186.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Helena Donovan Coverdale; his mother, Beatrice Adkins Coverdale of Milford; a son, John H. Coverdale of Ellendale; a daughter, Connie deYoung of Dover; a sister, Lorraine Slaughter of Milford; and two grandsons, Jason deYoung and Jared deYoung, both of Dover.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Ruby Eileen Doss, 78
GEORGETOWN - Ruby Eileen Doss of Georgetown, formerly of West Virginia, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in her home. She was 78.
Mrs. Doss was born in Lundale, W.V., the daughter of the late Lon and Marilyn Davis Christian.
She was employed for many years at the former NCR facility in Millsboro, assembling computer components, and had retired several years ago.
Mrs. Doss was a seamstress, and enjoyed people.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Georgetown.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer K. Doss, in 1976.
She is survived by two sons, Lonnie K. Doss of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Robin K. Doss of Berlin, Md.; a daughter, Shirley Bradley of Gordon, W.Va.; two brothers, Richard Christian of Madona, Ohio, and Jackie Christian of Prichard, W.Va.; two sisters, Betty Sizemore and Lucy Wright, both of Prichard; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Service will be 5 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Memory Gardens, Low Gap, W.Va.
Frances V. Foraker, 76
FORT WHITE, Fla. - Frances V. Foraker of Fort White, formerly of Milford, Del., died Sunday Dec. 27, 1998, in her home. She was 76.
Mrs. Foraker was a nurse cadet before her graduation in 1945, in anticipation of joining the Army as a lieutenant, but World War II ended before her graduation. She went into regular nursing.
She had been a night supervisor for 35 years with Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford.
She was a member and communicant of St. Madeline Catholic Church, High Springs.
Mrs. Foraker was preceded in death by her husband, Heartie J. Foraker; and by her son, John F. Foraker.
She is survived by two sisters, Dorthy A. Henrion of Fort White and Gwen Roman of Newark, Del.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Avenue, Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Walter H. 'Naughty' Hadaway III, 74
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Walter H. ''Naughty'' Hadaway III died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 74.
Mr. Hadaway was born in Kent County, the son of the late Walter H. Hadaway Jr. and the late Nannie Newcomb Hadaway.
He graduated from Rock Hall High School.
Mr. Hadaway worked as a dairy farmer for many years. He also worked for David A. Bramble Inc. as a truck driver, retiring in 1991.
He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Rock Hall; a life member of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Co. and the fire company's auxiliary, and a fire-company dispatcher for many years; and a member of the Holstein Association during his time as a dairy farmer. Spending time at the fire station and serving as a volunteer fire dispatcher were his main interests during his retirement years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Walls Hadaway, in 1989; and a sister, Anna Thompson, in February 1998.
He is survived by two stepdaughters, Cathy Fisher and Darlene Tushey, both of Laurenceburg, Tenn.; three sisters, Marie VanSant of Rock Hall and Caroline Bryden and Ida Mae Dulin, both of Chestertown; and five stepgrandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, where relatives and friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Rock Hall.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Kidney Foundation, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21204; or to Wesley Chapel Cemetery Fun, Rock Hall, MD 21661.
Josephine P. Stidham Kain, 87
GALENA, Md. - Josephine P. Stidham Kain of Galena died of heart failure Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. She was 87.
Mrs. Kain was born near Galena, the daughter of the late Alex and Sarah Newnam Powell.
She worked as a clerk for several years, leaving in 1980.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chestertown Lodge.
Mrs. Kain enjoyed flowers and working in her garden. She loved her family and friends, and the special times they shared together.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harvey Stidham; in 1976; a brother, William ''Pete'' Powell; and a sister, Sara Mullinix.
She is survived by her second husband, William Kain; three sisters, Adelaide ''Boots'' Ernest of Cecilton, Katherine Montague of Galena and Jean Greene of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and several nephews and nieces.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Galena Cemetery, Galena.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 226 East Main Street, Cecilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Galena Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 189, Galena, MD 21635.
W. Edwin Love, 63
CONCORD, Md. - W. Edwin Love of Concord, near Denton, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Pennisula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. He was 63.
Mr. Love was born at home in Concord the son of the late Frederick Earl Love and Florence Elizabeth Seeders Love.
He was a farmer all his life.
Mr. Love was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church, president of the Concord Cemetery Association and a member of the Caroline County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Betty L. Love of Concord; two sons, Robert Earl Love of Federalsburg and Ronald Edwin Love of Denton; and five grandchildren, Robert Edwin Love, William A. Love, James E. Love, Matthew E. Love and Holly R. Love.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home, 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, near Denton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Concord United Methodist Church, PO Box 156, Federalsburg, MD 21632.
Margaret Gallagher Peix, 92
GREENSBORO, Md. - Margaret Gallagher Peix of Greensboro died of natural causes Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in her home. She was 92.
Mrs. Peix was born on Sept. 23, 1906, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of the late Thomas and Carie Bell Gallagher.
She attended finishing school in Pennsylvania and in Boston.
She taught home economics in both the Connecticut and New York school systems.
She was a resident of Fort Meyers, Fla., for 20 years, before recently moving to Greensboro to live with her son.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack B. Peix, in 1977.
She is survived by a son, Richard Thomas Peix of Greensboro; a daughter-in-law, Rose Marie Peix of Greensboro; and two grandsons, Richard Peix Jr. of Clearwater, Fla., and Adam Buck Peix of Greensboro.
Service will be private.
Arrangements by Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro.
Mary Jane Schultz, 67
DENTON, Md. - Mary Jane Schultz of Denton died of heart failure Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in her home. She was 67.
Mrs. Schultz was born in Concord, the daughter of the late Robert Earl Kenney and Mary Edith Hignutt Kenney. She was a lifelong resident of the Denton area.
She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Schultz Sr., Oct. 31, 1996.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Lee Schultz Jr. of St. Michaels, Francis Earl Schultz of Ridgely and Roger Larry Schultz of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Susan Marie Thomason and Deborah Cahall, both of Denton; a brother, Russell Kenney of Hebron; three sisters, Barbara Ann Howell of Miami, Clara Marine of Hurlock and Faye Burton of Calvert City, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Denton Cemetery, Denton.
Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home P.A., Denton.
Elva Ellen (Jones) Smith, 78
CHESTER, Md. - Elva Ellen (Jones) Smith of Chester died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, in Corsica Hills-Genesis Eldercare, Centreville. She was 78.
Mrs. Smith was born Sept. 17, 1920, in Dominion (Chester), the daughter of the late Dewey Franklin and Eleanor Thomas Jones.
She married Henry Robert Smith, then of Grasonville, Sept. 12, 1936, and spent her adult life as a homemaker.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Grasonville Church of God.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, March 17, 1971; a brother, Benjamin Franklin Jones, Nov. 12, 1993; and a granddaughter, Tina Marie Melvin, June 2, 1998.
She is survived by two sons, H. Wayne Smith and Harold F. Smith, both of Chester; a daughter, Linda Eleanor Sparks of Centreville; two brothers, William Weldon Jones and Dewey Ellis Jones, both of Chester; a sister, Jeanette Isabella Compton of Federalsburg; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Chester, where friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville.
Ruth Elizabeth Bounds Pierce Smith, 91
SEAFORD - Ruth Elizabeth Bounds Pierce Smith of Seaford died of heart failure Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1998, in Methodist Manor House, Seaford. She was 91.
Mrs. Smith was born in Laurel, the daughter of the late William Oliver and Alverta Clagett Bounds.
She was secretary for Robinson Real Estate in Seaford, retiring in 1983.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Taylor Pierce, in 1980; and her second husband, Thomas Mather Smith, in 1983.
She is survived by a son, Howard T. Pierce III of East Lansing, Mich.; a daughter, Linda Pierce Frazier of Damascus, Md.; a brother, Paul Bounds of Laurel; a sister, Bertha White of College Park, Md.; and two grandsons, Andrew Frazier and Kevin Frazier.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford, with the Rev. Earle N. Baker officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cmetery, Seaford.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Nursing Department, Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
Paul B. Wells, 68
GEORGETOWN - Paul B. Wells of rural Georgetown died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, in his home. He was 68.
Mr. Wells was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He worked for the maintenance department of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, for 24 years, retiring in 1992.
Mr. Wells was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Broadkill Post 684; Moose Lodge 534, Harrington; and American Legion Post 6, Seaford.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Reba Lake Wells; three daughters, Diane Emerson of Laurel, Sandra L. Rockemann of Georgetown and Brenda A. Enders of York, Pa.; two brothers, Martin Wells of Lewes and Richard Wells of Milton; five grandchildren, Tonya R. Rockemann of Rehoboth Beach, Michelle L. Rogers of Georgetown, Cory J. Enmders of York, and Jimmy Holston and Jeffrey Holston, both of Laurel; and four great-grandchildren, Hunter S. Rogers of Georgetown and Alyssa Holston, Morgan Holston and Jeffrey Holston, all of Laurel.
Service will be noon Saturday in the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, Federal Street, Milton, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in McColley's Cemetery, Redden.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to either McColley's Chapel Church or to VFW Broadkill Post 6984 Building Fund.
Viola Redora Wilson-Patton, 86
CATONSVILLE, Md. - Viola Redora Wilson-Patton of Catonsville died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Mariners Nursing Facility, Catonsville. She was 86.
Mrs. Patton was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Fountain (Big Woods), the daughter of the late Joseph Slater and Nellie Viola Wilson.
She was educated in the Kent County school system.
She held various domestic jobs throughout the years.
She married William Beauford Patton in 1953 and resided in Baltimore.
Mrs. Patton and her husband returned to the Chestertown area, where they both became members of Bethel A.M.E. Church. She was a faithful member of the senior choir.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Elizabeth Wilson Hundley.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Ella Wilson-Graves of Baltimore; and two bothers-in-law, William Graves and Columbus Hundley, both of Baltimore.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Chestertown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery, Big Woods. The Rev. Fredrick Jones will officiate.
Arrangements by Walley Funeral Home, Chestertown.