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Joseph E. Harris, 72 

DOVER - Joseph ''Joe'' E. Harris of Dover died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, in Christiana Hospital. He was 72.

Mr. Harris was born on Dec. 18, 1926, in Dover, the son of the late Elizabeth Harris Cabe and Alexander Harris.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years, receiving an honorable discharge.

He obtained his education from Booker T. Washingtoin School and Delaware State College.

Mr. Harris was preceded in death by a brother, William Harris, and a sister, Mildred Saddler.

He is survived by three sons, Joseph Harris, Maurice Harris and Craig Harris, all of Dover; a daughter, Joann Griffen of Dover; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Harris of Dover; five sisters, Eva Bastic of Woodside, Anna Evans of Smyrna, Helen Gibson of Dover, Dorothy Cale of Germany and Frances Lewin of Dover; two bother-in-law, Lester Scott Woodside and David Lewin of Dover; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be Wednesday in the Veterans Cemetery, Bear.

Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home. 

 

Ella Taylor, 76

MARION, Md. - Ella Taylor of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in Salisbury. She was 76.

Mrs. Taylor was born on Oct. 8, 1927, in Crisfield, the daughter of the late Benny and Gertrude Briscoe.

She was educated in the Somerset County public schools.

She worked many years as a private sitter.

Mrs. Taylor was a lovely and friendly woman who loved people. She was dedicated to her church. She was proud of her husband ''lightening'' and also her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters Delsie, Brenda, Elaine, all of Princess Anne and Mary Taylor of Crisfield; two sons, Authur James Taylor of Salisbury and Ronald Lee Taylor of Bridgeport, Conn.; a devoted daughter-in-law, Frances Taylor of Salisbury; a devoted son-in-law, Albert Christopher of Princess Anne; two godsons, Carey Freeds of Marion and Frank Boston of Bridgeport; a goddaughter, Eunice Boston of Marion; a devoted niece, Ella Mack of Princess Anne; devoted friends, Hubbard and Loletha Armwood of Marion; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Emily Taylor of Crifield and Annie Taylor of Crisfield; and a host of nieces , nephews, cousins, and friends.

Service will be Tuesday at the Liberia Church, Marion, where friends may call at the church 7-9 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Marie Robinson Will officiate.

Burial will be in Liberia Church Cemetery, Marion.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke.

 

Florence W. Durham, 84 

WARWICK, Md. - Florence W. Durham, a nine-year resident of Warwick, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Union Hospital, Elkton. She was 84.

Mrs. Durham was born on Oct. 18, 1914, in Chesapeake City, the daughter of the late Harry C. and Lenora Gonce Williams.

She was married to her husband at the age of 16; and they lived in rural Middletown, Del., for 36 years. They owned and operated their own farm.

She was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Warwick, where she was active with the WSCS, doing much craft work. She enjoyed crocheting and travel.

Mrs. Durham was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley B. Durham in 1986.

She is survived by a son, Dudley B. Durham Jr. of Marydel; two daughters, Bernice Hevelow of Cecilton and Ruth Austin of Warweick; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Mondat at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 West Cross St., Galena, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. William Humphrey will officiate.

Burial will be Asbury Cemetery, Millington.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Price, Box 5, Warwick, MD 21912 

John A. Behnke, 75 

SMYRNA - John A. Behnke of Smyrna died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in his home. He was 75.

Mr Behnke was born on June 17, 1923m in Keil, Germany.

He moved to Philadelphia, where he was a truck driver for Germantown Storage for several Years before retiring due to disibility.

He is survived by his companion, Neva I. Masten, with whom he lived.

Service will be private.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors, Inc., 29 South Main Street Smyrna.
 

Joseph 'Joe' E. Harris, 72 

DOVER - Joseph ''Joe'' E. Harris of Dover died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1999, in Christiana Hospital. He was 72.

Mr. Harris was born on Dec. 18, 1926, in Dover, the son of the late Elizabeth Harris Cale and Alexander Harris.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years, receiving an honorable discharge.

He obtained his education from Booker T. Washington School and Delaware State College.

Mr. Harris was preceded in death by a brother, William Harris, and a sister, Mildred Saddler.

He is survived by three sons, Joseph Griffin, Maurice Griffin and Craig Griffen, all of Dover; a daughter, Joann Griffin of Dover; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Harris of Dover; six sisters, Eva Bostic of Dover, Anna Evans of Smyrna, Helen Gibson of Dover, Dorothy Cale of Germany, Frances Lewis of Dover and Alberta Scott of Woodside; two bother-in-law, Lester Scott Woodside and David Lewis of Dover; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be Wednesday in the Veterans Cemetery, Bear.

Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home. 

 

Patrick Joseph Brett, 42 

LAUREL - Patrick Joseph Brett of Laurel died from injuries sustained in a car accident Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 42.

Mr. Brett was born in Howard Beach Long Island, New York, the son of the late Thomas Cornelius Brett.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

He is survived by his mother, Joan McGowan Fay of Laurel; a son, Ian Thomas Brett of Salisbury; a sister, Maureen J. Brett of Staten Island, N.Y., and a cherished friend, Lisa Wood, of New Windsor, New York.

Service will be 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church, Stein Hwy, Seaford. The Rev. Patrick Gaffney will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

 

Horace Noble Henry, 74 

GOLDSBORO, Md. - Horace Noble Henry of Goldsboro died of natural causes Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Corsica Hill Nursing Home, Centreville. He was 74.

Mr. Henry was born on March 26, 1924 in Goldsboro, Md., the son of the late Rev. Noble Nathaniel Henry and Bessie Morris Henry.

He was educated in the Caroline County schools.

He was a farm worker and accomplished carpenter.

Mr. Henry was a member of New Union United Methodist Church prior to joining the Community Baptist Church, Barclay.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepmother, Rosie J. Henry.

He is survived by two sons, Paul Geeter of Ridgely, Md., and Larry Brooks of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters, Joyce Bond and Gladys Savanna, both of Wilmington; a stepdaughter, Bernice Dobson of Ridgely; two sisters, Minnie E. Hutchins of Goldsboro and Zelva V. Dryer of Wilmington; a brother, Elder William Henry of Chester, Pa.; several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Baptist Church, 1422 Barclay Road, Barclay, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in New Union Church Cemetery, Goldsboro.

Arrangements by Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, 106 West Sunsett Avenue, Greensboro, Md.

 

Vera L. DeHaven Hunter, 92

EARLSVILLE, Md. - Vera L. DeHaven Hunter of Earlsville died of heart failure Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in Schuyler House, Church Hill. She was 92.

Mrs. Hunter was born in Ridley, Pa, the daughter of the late James B. and Clara L. DeHaven.

She married John Clark Hunter,they established residence in Earleville, Md., where they worked the Church Farm on Glebe Road, Cecilton until 1958, when they built their own home a mile away. They did everything together.

Mrs. Hunter was family orientated and loved to do things around her home. She was very talented with handicrafts and particularly with her sewing, knitting and crocheting; many of her works have been shared by friends and family. She liked to work in her yard, preparing her garden and growing flowers in the summer.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988.

She is survived by a niece who has seen to her needs for the past several years, Mrs. Evelyn Grehawick of Centreville, Md. and several other nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Cemetery, Earlville, Maryland. The Rev. William Downing will officiate.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Earleville, MD 21919.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Cecilton.

 

Dean L. Short, 44 

REHOBOTH BEACH - Dean L. Short of Rehoboth Beach died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, in his home. He was 44.

Mr. Short was born in Salisbury, Md., the son of the late Lynden Short and Marian McCabe Short.

He was a self-employed electrician in the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach areas.

Mr. Short was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Bledsoe.

He is survived by a daughter, Christine L. Reynolds of Lewes; a brother, Perry Short of Ohio and two grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday,at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Service, Del. 24 and Long Neck Road. The Rev. Douglas Culton will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Thomas Bolton Harrison, 82 

ROCK HALL, Md. - Thomas Bolton Harrison of Rock Hall died of respiratory failure Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in his home. He was 82.

Mr Harrison was born in Alabama, the son of the late Thomas B. and Ethel Beale Harrison.

He was a young child when his family moved to Lancaster, Pa.; during summer months making trips to Betterton, Md.

He attended college at William and Mary in Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia.

Mr.Harrison worked for a time as a pharmaceutical salesman and later went to work for the Philadelphia Bulletin as a proofreader. He retired in 1980 moving with his wife to Rock Hall.

He was a quiet, family orientated man who in his spare time enjoyed fishing and crabbing. He had a deep seated interest in history and enjoyed reading.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Edna Harrison of Rock Hall; two stepdaughters, Susan Mench of Rock Hall and Karen Greenhood of Marietta, Ga.; a stepson, Gordon Richards of Sand Point, Id.; a daughter, Sandra Garret of Lands down, Pa.; a half-brother, Phillip Harrison of San Francisco, Calf. and seven grandchildren.

Services and burial will be at the convience of the family.
 

Elizabeth Baker Covey, 92 

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Elizabeth Baker Covey of Columbus, formally of Chestertown, Md., died of heart failure, Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, in friendship Village, Columbus, where she has lived for the last 11 years. She was 92.

Ms. Covey a native of Chestertown, was the daughter of the late Mr. A. Howard Covey and Mamie Trew-Baker.

She attended public schools and graduated magna cum laude from Washington College in Chestertown. She also earned a master's degree in mathematics from Columbus University.

She taught mathematics at Abbot Academy, Andover, Ma., National Cathedral School in Washington D.C., Kent Place School in Summit, N.J., Wesley Junior College, Dover, Del., Washington College and Loyola College , Baltimore, Md. She was also an accomplished pianist and gave many recitals in the institutions where she taught.

Miss Covey wrote an article, ''The Outgrowth of a Philosophical Approach to the Teaching of Mathematics.'' It was published in the Mathematics Teacher's Journal in 1949.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Covey.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Covey Griffith of Friendship Village of Columbus; a niece, Mary Beth Berggren of Galena, Ohio and six great nieces and nephews.

Service and burial will be private at the convience of the family.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to either First Methodist Church or to the Washington College, both In Chestertown, Md.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Millington.

 

Joseph N. Griffith, 60 

GREENWOOD - Joseph N. Griffith of Greenwood died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, in Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 60.

Mr Griffith was a veteran of the United States Army.

He worked for Wilson Coach Inc. of Dover, retiring in 1989. He was general manager of the Super Soda Center in Milford for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 6 years, Nancy Jessse Griffith; two daughters, Jaqueline Ann Wolfe of Greenwood and Rachael Griffith of Harrington; three sons, Joshua E. Griffith of Harrington, Joseph W. Griffith and Jeffrey L. Griffith, both of Milford; a sister, Nancy Lewis of Frankford and six grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.

 

William E. Worthman, 84 

DOVER - William E. Worthman of Dover died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in his home. He was 84.

Mr. Worthman was born on June 7, 1914 in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late Louis C. and Susan Worthman.

He retired from the Acme Pad Company in Baltimore, where he had worked as an accountant.

Mr. Worthman enjoyed fishing and baseball, a loyal fan to the Baltimore Orioles.

He was a member of the Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge, a member of the Modern Maturity Center and AARP. 

Mr. Worthman was preceded in death by his wife, Helen A. Worthman.

He is survived by three daughters, Helen Hacker of Dover, Nancy Brady of Lutherville, Md., and Patricia Fitzkee of York, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Service and burial will be held at a later date, at the convenience of the family.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contribution be made to Delaware Hospice, Central Division, 911 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

 

Grace Marie Christensen, 97 

MILFORD - Grace Marie Christensen of Milford died of cancer, Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Milford Medical Center. She was 97.

Mrs. Christensen was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. Christensen, in 1952.

She is survived by a son, William Christensen of Lincoln; a daughter, Norma Jean Tobey of Wyoming; a brother, Paul Tankersley of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Irene Lucas of Baltimore and Alma Wilson of Lewes; a grandson, William A. Christensen of Millsboro; two granddaughters, Lea Christensen of Atlanta, Ga., and Bonnie Spencer of Smyrna; a stepgrandson, Rennie Hunt of Greenwood; a stepgranddaughter, Liette Thomas of Greenwood and three great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. today in Odd Fellows Cemetery, North Walnut Street, Milford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720. 

Arrangements by Loftland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Avenue, Milford.

 

Frances Rebecca Fisher, 87 

DOVER - Frances Rebecca Fisher of Dover, formerly of Middletown died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Kent General Hospital. She was 87.

Miss Fisher was born on Feb. 7, 1911 in Dover, the daughter of the former Police Chief of Middletown, the late John Henry Fisher and Mahala Willey Fisher.

She had worked as a bookkeeper of Sheets Ford in Middletown.

Miss Fisher was a member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church, Middletown.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Elsie L. Fisher in 1917 and by a cousin Mary Jane Clark in 1997, whom she lived with for the past 20 years.

There are no survivors.

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

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be made sent to your favorite charity.

 

Phyllis Marie Vrudny, 80 

DOVER - Phyllis Marie Vrudny of Fiddlers Green, Dover, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Bayhealth/Kent General Hospital. She was 80.

Mrs. Vrudny was born on July 24, 1918 in Akron, Ohio, to the late Hervey and Charlotte O'Neal.

She was a homemaker and lived in the Dover area for 26 years, moving here from Arnold, Pennsylvannia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Vrudny March 1998 and a granddaughter, Lori Lyn Vrudny Taylor .

She is survived by two sons, David Varnay of New York, N.Y. and Joseph Vrudny of Dover; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Wallace of Dover; a sister, Myrtle Hunter of Spring Hill, Fla.; four grandchildren, Ty Vrudny of Eugene, Oregon, Kristine Wallace of Clayton, Kelley Wallace of Baltimore, Md., and Trey Wallace of Symrna.

Service will be 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Torbert Funeral Home, 61 South Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m..

Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Arnold, Pennsylvannia.

 

Gail Holland, 36 

DOVER - Gail Holland of Dover went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday January 10, 1999. She was 36. 

Ms. Holland was born on Jan. 11, 1962 in Dover, the daughter of James and the late Elizabeth Holland.

She was a faithful member of the Capital Baptist Church for 24 years.

In addition to her father, she is survived by three brothers, John Rowley of Dover, Mark Rowley of Dacula, Ga., and Paul Rowley of Townsend; a sister, Sharon Schmittinger of Dover; three sisters-in-law, Lynn Rowley of Dover, Betty Rowley of Dacula and Linda Rowley of Townsend; a brother-in-law, Steve Schmittinger of Dover; a grandmother, Willy Holland of Crisfield, Md.; six nieces, Lisa Thomson, Deborah Edwards, Katelyn Rowley, Laura Rowley, Kimberly Zientarski and Jennifer Zientarski; four nephews, John, Joshua, Mark and Luke Rowley; three great nieces, Emily Edwards, Elizabeth Thomson and Rachel Thomson; two great nephews, Johnny and Jared Rowley; and all of her friends and the staff at Easter Seals.

Service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Capital Baptist Church, Kesselring Avenue, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Eldon Fowler will officiate.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Easter Seals, 1404 Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE 19904.

Arrangements by Fleischauer Funeral Home.

 

Myrtle M. Harper, 77

FRANKFORD - Myrtle M. Harper of Marcus Hook, Pa., formerly of Frankford, died of heart failure Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 77.

Ms. Harper was born in Frankford, the daughter of the late, John Harper and Ida Chamberlain.

She was a supervisor in a factory that produced products for household use, retiring in 1987 after 43 years of service.

She is survived by a nephew and two nieces.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Ruth Tull will officiate.

Burial will be in Old Blackwater Cemetery, near Frankford.

 

Bryan Watson Moore, 86

QUEENSTOWN, Md. - Bryan Watson Moore of Queenstown died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, In the Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Denton, Maryland. He was 86.

Mr. Moore was born on Oct. 31, 1912, near Centreville, the son of the late Robert A. and Mary French Moore.

He attended school at the Popular School in Starr, Md.

Mr. Moore began farming in the Ruthersburg area; later leaving farming and starting a 20 year career as a self-employed carpenter in Queenstown.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bryan Joseph Moore and a granddaughter, Denise Moore.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Clara Bell Moore; four daughters, Ann Short of Cetreville, Betty Callahan of Queenstown, Lynn Snyder of Stevensville, Md., and Terri Benny of Wye Mills, Md.; a son, Ronnie Moore of Wye Mills; two sisters, Isabelle McFarland of Centreville and Grace Chance of Seaford, Del.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. 

Burial will be in Chesterfield Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Queenstown Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 118, Queenstown, MD 21658.

 

Mabel 'Teenie' Virginia Harmon, 73

MILTON - Mabel ''Teenie'' Virginia Harmon of Milton died of heart failure Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 73.

Mrs. Harmon was born on July 4, 1925, in Millsboro, Delaware.

She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Alton Harmon of Milton; a son, Atlas Harmon Sr. of Buffalo, N.Y.; a daughter, Sandra M. Abernathy of Chesapeake, Va.; two sisters, Dorthy Cannon of Millsboro and Frances Andrerson of Wilmington; two aunts and three grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Youngs Funeral Home, 52 Union St., Milton, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.

 

Leonard Holland Sr., 64

CHESTERTOWN - Leonard Holland Sr. of Chestertown died of heart failure Friday, Jan. 8, 1999 in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 64.

Mr Holland was born in Preston, Md., the youngest son of the late Ernest and Martha Haymon Holland.

He was educated in the Talbot County school system.

He served in the United States Army from 1956-1959.

Mr. Holland will be remembered for his culinary talents, and his love of people. He will be sadly missed by his beloved pet, Beano, and a multitude of friends.

He was a member of Liberty Lighthouse Church , Chestertown

He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce of Chestertown; four daughters, Sonya Holland of Macon, Ga., Diana Robinson, Constance Brown and Linette Holland, all of Chestertown; two sons, Leonard Holland Jr. of Chestertown and Larry Holland of Easton; four brothers, Raymond Holland of Glen Arden, Md., Frederick Holland of Preston, Webster Holland of St. Michaels and Leland Holland of Glen Arden; a sister, Ophelia Pinkey of Easton; seven grandchildren, Summer Tillery, Reshawn Bennett, ShaVaughbon Speed, Kitray and Ebone' Jackson, Eugene Bethel III and Tre'Vion Perry; a grandson-in-law, Daron Tillery; four great grandchildren; a goddaughter, Angela Jones of Chestertown and his best friend, Aldotha Jones of Washington Park.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Lighthouse Church, Chestertown, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Beaulah, Md.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Worton.

 

Francis G. Short, 77 

REHOBOTH BEACH - Francis G. Short of Camelot Trailer Park, Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, in his home. He was 77.

Mr. Short retired from Sears on 40th and Market streets, Wilmington, in the early 1970s, where he had been the plumbing and heating department manager. Prior to his employment Sears, he co-owned Diamond Plumbing Supply for 15 years.

He was a member of the Defiance Atheltic Club, The American Legion Henolopen post #5, Rehoboth Beach, the B.B.O.E., lewes and St. Judes Catholic Church, Lewes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Opreska Short in 1973.

He is survived by a son, George F. Short of Hockessin; four daughters, Patricia Barbas of Newark, Marguerite Davis of Merrimack, N.H., Frances Flynn of Rehoboth Beach; a brother, James W. Short of Rehoboth Beach; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Mealey Funeral Home, Limestone and Milltown roads, Wilmington.

Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to American Heart Association, 1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE or American Cancer Society, Community Service Building, 100 West 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE.

 

Sarah J. Kemp, 83 

NEWARK - Sarah J. Kemp of Newark, formerly of Smyrna died Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 83.

Mrs. Kemp was born in Dover, the daughter of the late William Nolan Jones and Blanche Lewis Jones.

She was a longtime employee of Beebe Medical Center, retiring in 1980. She was deicated to the care of the elderly.

Mrs. Kemp enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

She is survived by three daughters, Suzanne K. McCoy of Bethany Beach, Elizabeth J. Scalera of Akron, Ohio and Carol K, Achilles of Westminster, Md.; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services and Burial will be private.

Imstead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Inc., 911 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Arrangements by Matthew-Bryson Funeral Home.

 

John ''Johnny'' Wesley Milbourne

SALISBURY, Md.- John '' Johnny'' Wesley Milbourne of Salisbury died Friday, Jan. 8, 1999, in the home of his nephew and niece, Bruce and Sara Dobbins.

Mr Milbourne was born in Salisbury, Md., the son of the late George and Sally Milbourne.

He attended the public schools of Wicomico county, moving to the Newark, N.J. at an early age.

He retired after 40 years of employment at the English Town Raceway.

He joined the Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C. upon his return to Salibury, Md., where he served as the Pastor's Aide Board and the Broadcast Committee.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lily Humphries and Sally Milbourne and five brothers, George Harrison, LevinMIlbourne Morris Milbourne and Theodore Milbourne.

He is survived by a daughter, Delores Milbourne of Dover; two sons; John Milbourne Jr. and David Milbourne of Philadelphia; a brother, Leroy Milbourne; two grandchildren and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Holy Temple C.O.G.I.C., 326 Delaware Avenue, Salisbury, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

Arrangements made by Bennie Smith Funeral Home.


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