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Elizabeth Phillips Ruff, 70

BLADES - Elizabeth Phillips Ruff of Blades died after a long illness Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in Life Care at Lofland Park, Seaford. She was 70.

Mrs. Ruff was born in Marydel, Md., the daughter of the late Clarence James and May Elizabeth Smith Phillips.

She was a writer of Seaford-Blades socials for 13 years at the Leader and State Register, retiring in 1994. Prior to this, she worked for the Farmers Bank of Delaware in Dover for 4 years.

Mrs. Ruff was a member of Blades United Methodist Church, where she was past president of the Count on Me Circle Society. She was instrumental in placing the historical markers at the church in 1994 and the placing of the cross atop the steeple in the 1960s. She was the author of a book and several articles on the town of Blades and Blades United Methodist Church, winning an award in 1993 in the State Local Church Historical contest. She was also a member of the Historical Society of Barratt's Chapel.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence J. Phillips Jr., in 1990 and Edward S. Phillips, in 1998.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, George Ruff; two sons, George L. Ruff and wife Helen of Seaford, and David L. Ruff and wife Cheryl of Blades and five grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blades United Methodist Church, Market Street, Blades.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford.

Burial will be in Blades Cemetery, Blades.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Blades United Methodist Church, 300 S. Market St., Blades, DE or Blades Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 683, Blades, DE 19973.

 

Bert Edward O'Leary, 86

DOVER - Bert Edward O'Leary of Dover died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in Country Rest Home, Greenwood. He was 86.

Mr. O'Leary was born on July 23, 1912, in Lima, Ohio, the son of the late Cory and Beretha Abbott O'Leary.

He was a foreman for Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation in Ohio with over 30 years of services.

Mr. O'Leary moved to Dover in 1978 and became a member of the First Baptist Church, Modern Maturity Center and a volunteer with the Delaware Agricultural Museum.

He was preceded in death by his wife Grace Loescher in 1985.

He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Harman, and her husband, Jason, of Dover; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Deborah Harman of Dover; two great-grandchildren and a special friend Elizabeth Cantrell of Dover.

Service will be today at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Walker Road, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Arrangements by Trader Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Gloria R. Covington, 66

CLAYTON - Gloria R. Covington of Clayton died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in her home. She was 66.

Mrs. Covington was born on October 29, 1932, in Dover, the daughter of the late Raymond and Melfa Marker Wright.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Covington was preceded in death by three sons, Edwin Covington Jr. in 1955, baby boy Covington in 1956, and William ''Billy'' Covington in 1976.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin P. Covington; three daughters, Karen Ward of Dover, Shirley Hudson of Peach Bottom, Pa., and Patty Covington of Dover; two granddaughters, Khristey Hudson of Peach Bottom, Pa., and Jennifer Biddle of Dover and three grandsons, Briin and Justin Hudson, both of Peach Bottom, and Kevin Ward of Dover.

Service and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 256 Chapman Road, Suite 101-A, Newark, DE 19720.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors, Inc., 29 S. Main St., Smyrna.

 

Patricia Phyllis Griffith, 66

HARRINGTON - Patricia Phyllis Griffith died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in her home. She was 66.

Mrs. Griffith was born in Harrington, the daughter of Lillian Pearson of Harrington and the late Carl Pearson.

She was a graduate of Harrington High School and Goldey-Beacom College.

Mrs. Griffith worked as a secretary for Grover Brown as well as John McDowell, former Secretary of the State of Delaware, and also as a real estate agent.

She loved to cross-stitch, paint and travel. She will be remembered as a very special and beautiful person who was thought of well by many people and as an inspiration to all that knew her. She loved her family and the Lord and led many people to the Lord through her devotion.

Mrs. Griffith was a member of Calvary Wesleyan Church of Harrington.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of over 46 years, William S. Griffith of Harrington; a son, William M. Griffith of Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia M. Vaughn of Harrington and seven grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. today at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington. Pastors Tim Isley and Ted Woods will officiate.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

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

 

Curtis A. Marple, 52

SMYRNA - Curtis A. Marple of Smyrna died of Lou Gehrig's disease, Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, in his home. He was 52.

Mr. Marple was born on November 6, 1946, in Wilmington, the son of the late Wilmer G. Marple and Ruth Modelski of Newport.

He was on long-term disability from Flair Corp. in New Castle, where he had been an employee for more than 10 years.

Mr. Marple enjoyed all sports, especially baseball, and listening to old-time gospel music.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 32 years, Raesha Ellis Marple; two sons, Curtis A. Marple Jr. and Samuel D. Marple both of Smyrna; two daughters, Constance M. Lyon of Newark and Gwendolyn G. R. Marple of Smyrna; a brother, Eugene Marple of Middletown and three young grandchildren, James T. Lyon and Ashley M. Lyon both of Newark and Haley R. Eskridge of Smyrna.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Church of God, 5254 N. DuPont Highway, Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.

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

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors, Inc., 29 S. Main St., Smyrna.

 

John Wayne Raspe, 49

GOLDSBORO, N.C. - John Wayne Raspe of Goldsboro died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was 49.

Mr. Raspe, a native of Baltimore, is the son of Dorothy M. Raspe and the late Walter Roland Raspe.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Emily C. Raspe; a son, John A. Raspe, of Goldsboro and three sisters, Charlotte A. Raspe, Carol R. Hicks and Ethel M. Raspe all of Delaware.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Arthur Warren will officiate.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at Seymour Funeral Home and at other times, at the home of Emily Raspe, 301 Duffy Drive., Goldsboro.

 

Ronnie Lee Cook, 57

MILLINGTON, Md. - Ronnie Lee Cook of Millington, Md., died of lung cancer Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in his home. He was 57.

Mr. Cook was born in Graysonville, Md., the son of the late Tilghman and Elizabeth Stant Cook.

He joined the U.S. Army after graduating from high school.

Mr. Cook had worked for the Maryland State Transportation Authority Police as a lieutenant for 30 years, the last 10 of which he spent at the Fort McHenry Tunnel, retiring in June 1997.

He loved to fish and crab, shoot pool, tend his garden, spend time with his grandchildren and travel to places that provided peace and quiet.

Mr. Cook was a charter member of the Millington Moose Lodge 1909.

He is survived by his wife, Dallas Marie Cook; two daughters, Dawn Fisher of Kent Island, Md., and Angela Cook of Millington; two sons, Scott Cook of Millington and Darrell Cook of Queenstown, Md.; a brother, Floyd Cook of Grasonville, Md.; three sisters, Ethel Cook Melvin, Lorraine Hunter and Darlene Eaton, all of Grasonville, and five grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Easton, Md.

 

James B. Wright, 64

DOVER - James B. Wright of Dover died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in Kent General Hospital. He was 64.

Mr. Wright was born on October 25, 1934, in Dover, the son of the late James and Madeline Wright.

He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran, serving in Guam from 1951-55.

Mr. Wright worked for Dover Ice and Fuel, then for Buchanan's Firestone. He was in business for himself as a independent trucker from 1960-72. He most recently worked for Millers Lawnmower Service in Dover.

He was an avid Jeff Gordon fan and enjoyed stock-car racing and CB radios when they were popular.

Mr. Wright was a member of the Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge.

He is survived by a brother, Johnny Wright of Dover; two sisters, Joan Kemp of Smyrna and Delores Carter of West Grove, Pa., and two nieces, Marie Dear, with whom he lived, and Gail Coventry of Wyoming.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Torbert Funeral Home, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

 

Charles Edward Cooper, 76

DOVER - Charles Edward Cooper, a native of Dover, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, in Kent General Hospital. He was 76.

Mr. Cooper was born on October 23, 1922, in Dover, the oldest of eight children to the late Oliver Cooper Sr. and Anna Mosley Cooper.

He received his early education from Booker T. Washington Elementary School and graduated from high school, going on to earn a bachelor of arts degree from Delaware State College.

Mr. Cooper was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran stationed in Korea, Saipan, and Hawaii.

He retired after 35 years of outstanding service to the 436th Military Airlift Wing and the 436th Supply Squadron of Dover Air Force Base. He was the recipient of numerous certificates and awards during his faithful and dedicated federal service, including the Department of Air Force ''Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award.'' 

Mr. Cooper was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and lived by their four Cardinal Priciples: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. He was also a member of NAACP, a master Mason belonging to Prudence Lodge #6 of Dover, a 32nd degree Mason of the Corinthians Consistory #5 of Wilmington, a member of the Walter L. Fox Post-American Legion and a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of Bridgeton, N.J.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Dorothy Brady Cooper; a daughter, Beverly Cooper Hayes and her husband Earl of Milford; two sons, Charles ''Chatty'' Cooper and his wife, Kathy of Arlington, Va., and Keith Brady Cooper and his wife, Mariana of Ashland, Ore.; two grandsons, Robert Winfree of Newark and Marcus Hayes of Milford; a brother, Oliver Cooper and his wife, a devoted sister-in-law, Juanita of Dover; a sister, Elizabeth Tribbett of Dover and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Whatcoat Methodist Church, Salisbury Road, Dover, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Cemetery, Dover, and following the burial family will greet friends at Prudence Lodge, Walker Road, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Whatcoat United Methodist Church's Building Fund, 321 Salisbury Road, Dover, DE 19901.

Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Millsboro.

 

Sallie Foster, 88

DOVER - Sallie Foster of Dover, formerly of Salisbury, Md., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, in Kent General Hospital. She was 88.

Mrs. Foster was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Adolphus Gordy and Cordellia Gordy.

She attended and was very active with the Grace United Methodist Church of Salisbury.

Mrs. Foster was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Foster, in 1984, and a daughter, Charlotte Young.

She is survived by two grandchildren, Karen Penney of Houston and Diana L. Young of Felton; a son-in-law, Charles R. Young, of Felton ; a brother, Adolphus Gordy of Georgetown and four great-grandchildren.

Service will be noon Wednesday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. DuPont Highway, Harrington. The Pastor Rowland Scott of Marydel Baptist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

 

Raymond B. Diehl, 81

ODESSA - Raymond B. Diehl of Odessa died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1999, in his home. He was 81.

Mr. Diehl was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He had worked for Southern Delaware Masonry until his retirement in 1990.

He was an avid fisherman.

Mr. Diehl was a life member of William Loyd Nelson VFW Post 3792 in Middletown, the Odessa Fire Company and the Middletown Friendly Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Diehl of New Castle and Lori Diehl of Asheville, N.C.; a sister, Irene Armour of Milford; a grandson, Zachary Wright, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Daniels and Hutchinson Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in Old Drawyers Cemetery, Middletown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to VFW Post #3792 in Middletown.

 

Ryan William Lemon

RIDGELY, Md. - Ryan William Lemon of Ridgely, Md., died at birth Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in Memorial Hospital, Easton, Md.

Ryan was the son of Steven M. and Rhonda Ann Fryer Lemon Sr.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandmother, Lois Fryer of Harveston, Pa., paternal grandmother, Myrtle Lemon of Henderson, Md.; three brothers; Joseph M. Seth of Ridgely, Steven M. Lemon Jr. and Michael S. Lemon both of Greensboro, Md., and a sister, Cayla M. Lemon, of Greensboro.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greensboro Cemetery.

Arrangements by Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro.

 

Mary W. Cook, 89

DOVER - Mary W. Cook of Dover died Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, in St. Mary Medical Center, Levittown, Pa. She was 89.

Mrs. Cook worked for Farmers Bank/Mellon Bank for many years retiring in 1974. She also worked for Corporation Trust in Dover.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dover.

Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Cook Sr., in 1992 and a son, David Cook.

She is survived by two sons, Paul C. Cook Jr. of Langhorne, Pa., and Reginal Cook of Levittown; three daughters, Fae Downes of Felton, Ann Hartnett-Jarrel of West Virginia and Paula Cook of Oakland, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Service will be noon Thursday at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

 

Marie Boe Zulauf, 94

LEWES - Marie Boe Zulauf of Lewes, formerly of Silver Spring, Md., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, in Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was 94.

Mrs. Zulauf was born on October 4, 1904, in Bergen, Norway, the daughter of the late Gerrhard Boe and Jenny Krohn.

She was a bookkeeper for 15 years.

Mrs. Zulauf was a member of the United Church of Christ, Silver Spring, a member of the Sons of Norway and a volunteer with the Red Cross for 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Zulauf, in 1979.

She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Logue and her husband Thomas of Rehoboth Beach; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Bishop Daniel G. Cox will officiate.

Burial will be in Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore, at noon Friday.

 

Agnes Lucille Tiller-Hynson, 66

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Agnes Lucille Tiller-Hynson of Chestertown, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, in Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 66.

Mrs. Tiller-Hynson was born in Fountain (Big Woods), Md., the daughter of the late Samuel Tiller and Vida Sampson.

She was educated in Kent County public schools.

Mrs. Tiller-Hynson worked at Vita Foods, Campbell Soup and also as a domestic worker for various families in the surrounding areas of Chestertown until her health failed.

She attended church service, visited other patients and enjoyed watching television along with other activities and also shared laughs with the staff at the rehabilitation center.

She is survived by three daughters, Darlene Weems of Reistertown, Md., Dora Tiller of Worton, Md., and Dorene Sewell of Chestertown; two sons, Gilbert Hynson Jr. and Alvin Hynson Sr., both of Worton; a son-in-law, Charles H. Sewell, of Chestertown; a brother, Samuel Tiller Jr., of Burlington, N.J.; a sister, Lola Taylor of Quaker Neck, Md.; seven grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Tiller of Worton and Louise Tiller of Burlington.

Service will be held 1 p.m. today at New Christian Chapel of Love Church-Fountain site, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Barbara Johnson will officiate.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Walley Funeral Home, Chestertown.

 

Sgt. First Class Brian Stacy Bryant, 32

HILLSBORO, Ore. - Sgt. First Class Brian Stacy Bryant of Hillsboro, Ore., formerly of Elizabeth City, Md., died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in Hillsboro. He was 32.

Sgt. Bryant was born July 19, 1966, in Elizabeth City, the son of Earl Austin and Marie Elizabeth Bryant.

He was a 1987 graduate of Northeastern High School.

Sgt. Bryant was enlisted in the U.S. Army , serving until his death.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Bryant.

He is survived by two daughters, Antoinette Bryant and Sheenan Nicole Bryant of Seattle, Wash.; eight sisters, Terry Respass of Norfolk, Va., Jennette Cooper of Dover, Michelle Wilson, Chenay Bryant and Renee Poyner all of Elizabeth City, Kenda Boyce of Greensboro, Md., Shiela Day of Mobile, Ala., Pamela Diaz of Alexandria, Va.; seven brothers, Robert Bryant of Jacksonville, Fla., Paul Bryant of Elizabeth City, Tyrone Bryant of Newport News, Va., Joseph Bryant of Chesapeake, Va., Michael Bryant of Cincinnati, Ohio, Joel Bryant and Earl Bryant of Norfolk; three aunts, Queenie Johnson and Linabelle Nixon of Elizabeth City, and Catherine Payton of Norfolk; two uncles, Otis Nixon of Buffalo, N.Y., and Hubert Nixon of Central Islip, N.Y.; 19 nephews, 10 nieces; six great-nieces, four great-nephews and a host of loving friends and other family members.

Service was held at Corner Stone Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999. Burial followed in New Oak Grove Cemetery. The family received friends at 207 W. Cypress St.

Arrangements by Robinson & Son Funeral Home.
 

Nathan Louis Cohen, 78

PETERSBURG - Nathan Louis Cohen of Petersburg, formerly of Dover, died of natural causes Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, in his home. He was 78.

Mr. Cohen was born on Oct. 7, 1920, in Philadelphia, the son of the late Abraham and Esther Shaiman Cohen.

He graduated from high school in Philadelphia and Goldey Beacom College in Delaware.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Cohen moved to Dover in 1954, entering the real estate field, opening his own firm, Nate Cohen Realty Co. in the 1960s. He was instrumental in the developement of Dover Downs Raceway in 1967, the negotiation of land for the Dover Little League Park as well as the property for the Dover Mall, partner in the Dover Sheraton, Bay Court Plaza, Smyrna Mart and H. A. Winston. Additional efforts include; several housing developements such as White Oak Farms, Schoolview, Towne Point North, Wedgewood and Carlisle Village, also the Sharon Hills Memorial Park. 

He enjoyed reading, playing pinochle, traveling and gardening.

Mr. Cohen held many prestigious positions in Dover past president of Kent County Board of Realtors; won Realtor of the Year; director on the board of Delaware Association of Realtors, Farmers Bank, Delaware State and Greater Dover Chambers of Commerce, Delaware School Boards Association; Trustee of Kent County Vocational Technical School, director and vice president of the Kent County SPCA; a member of the Delaware Bicentennial Commission, member of the Human Relations Commission and a member of the Masonic Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Cohen of Petersburg; a stepdaughter, Melissa Reed of Petersburg; three daughters, Arlene and her husband Daniel Wilson of Dover, Susan Cohen and her husband Rob Schmuelling of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Patricia ''Joey'' Cohen and her fiance Charles Russum of Dover; two grandchildren, Marc Wintjen of Newark and Stacy and her husband, Blake Steffen of Newport News, Va.; a sister, Clair Cylinder; and a nephew, Alan Cylinder and his family of Philadelphia.

Service will be 9 a.m. Thursday at Trader Funeral Home, where friends may call one-and-a-half hours prior to the service. Rabbi David B. Kaplan will officiate. Interment will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park following the service.

Shiva will be observed at the home of Arlene and Daniel Wilson, 2 Declaration Drive, Dover, where friends may call 2 p.m. Thursday through 2 p.m. Friday. Service will be at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Dover Little League or Modern Maturity Center.

 

Joseph Davis Scott Sr., 60

WYOMING - Joseph Davis Scott of Wyoming died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 60.

Mr. Scott was born on Jan. 1, 1939, in Dover, the son of the late Joseph T. Scott and Mary B. Davis Scott.

He was a graduate of the class of 1957 from Caesar Rodney High School, Camden.

Mr. Scott served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1957-1961.

He worked for the City of Dover as a field engineer in the electrical department, retiring in 1990.

Mr. Scott enjoyed to fish and was an avid hunter, especially turkey.

He was a member and past member of the Union Lodge 7 AF & AM, Dover, the Delaware Consistory, the Nur Shrine Temple, lower Delaware Past Masters Association, First State Shrine Club, Victory Chapter 15 OES, Kent Chapter 8 Royal Arch Masons, Adoniram Council 2 R&SM, St. Andrews Commandery 2, Kent and Sussex Scottish Rite Club, and Ducks Unlimited.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Don Carlton Scott, in 1945.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joanne Lissy Scott of Wyoming; two sons, Joseph Davis Scott Jr. and his wife, Toni, of Cancun, Mexico, and Don Carlton Scott and his wife Kim of Camden; and three grandchildren, Darren Scott, Sarah Scott and Emily Scott, all of Camden.

Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Masonic services will be observed 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Odd fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, Nur Temple, P.O. Box 10085, Wilmington, DE 19850.

 

James Milton Marshall II, 82

LINCOLN - James Milton Marshall II of Lincoln, formerly of Seaford, died of complications of cancer Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in Life Care at Lofland Park, Seaford. He was 82.

Mr. Marshall was born in New Castle, Pa., the son of the late James Milton and May Pitzer Marshall.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He has a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

Mr. Marshall was a self-employed Market Research Analyst BSI Research for 25 years, retiring in 1984.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Simpson Marshall, in 1990 and a daughter, Mary Susan Marshall, in 1973.

He is survived by a son, James Milton Marshall III of Downingtown, Pa.; a daughter, Michaele M. Glen of Exton, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford. The Rev. Pasquale Tremonte will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

 

Rosann V. Thompson, 47

MILFORD - Rosann V. Thompson of Milford died of heart failure Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, in Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 47.

Ms. Thompson was born on April 10, 1951 in Milford, the daughter of Estella Davis and stepfather, Rev. Norman Davis of Milford.

She was a machine operator for 22 years with Playtex until her illness.

Ms. Thompson was a member of Siloam A.M.E. Church in Slaughter Neck and affiliated with Graham A.M.E. Church in Greenwood.

In addition to her mother and stepfather, she is survived by two daughters, Ronette Thompson of Virginia Beach, Va., and Robin Barlow of Magnolia; a brother, Merland Felton of Salisbury, Md.; two sisters, Ella Herbin of Philadelphia and Norma Jackson of Greenwood; two nieces; a nephew; a son-in-law, Roger Barlow; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Siloam A.M.E. Church, Slaughter Neck, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in Siloam A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.

Arrangements made by Young's Funeral Home, Milford. 

 

Robert Lee Overstreet, 62

MILFORD - Robert Lee Overstreet of Milford died of heart failure Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in University of Tennessee Hospital, Knoxville, Tenn. He was 62.

Mr. Overstreet was the son of Mildred Clayton of Felton and Chester Overstreet of Tacoma, Wash.

He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.

He had been a truck driver for most of his life, recently working for his son, Overstreet Trucking, Milford.

Mr. Overstreet was a familiar face at the Milford Diner, and will be sadly missed; both at the diner and by his many family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Robbie Overstreet of Milford; a daughter, Sherry Overstreet of North Carolina; two brothers, Louis and wife, Mary Jane Overstreet of Magnolia, and James Overstreet of Pasadena, Calif.; a sister, Billie Shotwell of Felton; three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Berry-Short Funeral Home, Milford.

 

F. Willis Ryan Jr., 71

SMYRNA - F. Willis Ryan Jr. of Smyrna died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, in Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Ohio. he was 71.

Mr. Ryan was born on Dec. 15, 1927 in Smyrna, the son of the late Frank and Hester Davis Ryan.

He was a well-known dairy and grain farmer in the Smyrna area for most of his life, retiring in 1993.

Mr. Ryan enjoyed horseback riding, fishing and hunting.

He was a member of the Eastern Shore Quarter Horse Association.

Mr. Ryan was preceded in death by a son, Frank W. Ryan III in 1980, and a brother, James Ryan in 1986.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Smith Ryan of Smyrna; two sons, Wayne W. Ryan of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Jon E. Ryan of Smyrna; two daughters, Rosanna Ryan Carson of Symrna and Malisa J. Ryan of Ft. Lauderdale; a sister, Patricia R. Clark of Kenton; and five grandchildren.

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

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Clayton Lions Club, c/o Sam Mace, 15 Glenway, Smyrna, DE 19977 or American Diabetes Association, Community Service Building, 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801.

 

Harry E. Davis, 82

MILLSBORO - Harry E. Davis of near Millsboro died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 82.

Mr. Davis was born in Millsboro, the son of the late Morris and Hester Morris Davis.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Davis was a self-employed farmer and truck driver, most recently driving deliveries for Staurt-Kingston Gallery in Rehoboth Beach. He retired from truck driving after 20 years of service in 1990.

He was a member and Trustee of Harmony Methodist Church, Millsboro, and a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association, where he served as a Tribal Council member.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Clark Davis, in February 1997.

He is survived by a daughter, Sheila K. Davis of Millsboro; a brother, Hersel R. and his wife, Myrtle Davis of Millsboro; two great-nieces whom he raised, Dalene G. Norwood and Diane A. Johnson, both of Millsboro; two great-great-nieces whom he raised, Jodie Miller and Jessie Stevens, both of Lewes; and several more nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Harmony U.M. Church, Del. 24, east of Millsboro. The Rev. Delores Wilks will officiate.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.

Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.

 

Herbert A. Schoolfield, 69

GEORGETOWN - Herbert A. Schoolfield of Georgetown, formerly of South Ozone Park, N.Y., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, in Lifecare at Lofland Park, Seaford. He was 69.

Mr. Schoolfield was born on Nov. 30, 1929, in Pocomoke City, Md., the son of John and Estella Cropper Schoolfield.

He was a graduate of Overbrook High School, Philadelphia, from their culinary arts program.

Mr. Schoolfield was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

He was a chef for many years, working at the Bayview Nursing Home, Long Island, N.Y., Queens General Hospital, Queens, N.Y., retiring from the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital, Manhattan, N.Y., in 1993.

Mr. Schoolfield was an assistant pastor with Williamsburg Disciple of Christ Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., and a member of Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church, Millsboro.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Clara Wade Schoolfield of Georgetown; two sons, Christopher Schoolfield of Albany, N.Y., and Harold Schoolfield of Bronx, N.Y.; two daughters, Kathaleen Jones of Mehanicsville, Pa., and Donna Schoolfield of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Sherol Clarke of Atlanta; three brothers, Addison, Samuel and John Schoolfield all of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Bessie Mixon of Georgetown and Fannie Schoolfield of Philadelphia; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church, U.S. 113, south of Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Daylan K. Grear Sr. will offficiate.

Burial will be 10 a.m. in Old Field Cemetery, Del. 24, west of Millsboro.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church Building Fund, 165 S. DuPont Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

 

Janie Jones, 93

GEORGETOWN - Janie Jones of Georgetown, formerly of Millsboro, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 93.

Mrs. Jones has been a resident of Harrison House for the last six years.

She She was a housekeeper for private families over the years before retiring.

Mrs. Jones attended Union-Wesley U.M. Church in Clarksville.

She is survived by six cousins, her caretaker and guardian, Lelia Drummond of Millsboro, Harvey Taylor of Hopewell, Va., Shirley George of Frankford, Michele Drummond of Georgetown and James Drummond of Millsboro.

Service will be 1 p.m. at Union Wesley U.M. Church, Clarksville, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Union Wesley Cemetery.

Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Millsboro.

 

Harold J. Horan Jr., 67

SMYRNA - Harold J. Horan Jr. of Smyrna and East Orleans, Mass., formerly of Waterbury, Conn., died Monday, Feb. 1, 1999, in his home, Smyrna. He was 67.

Mr. Horan was born on August 6, 1931 in Waterbury, Conn., the son of the late Harold J. and Anita M. Horan Sr.

He was a graduate of Niagra University, Niagra Falls, N.Y.

He had served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Horan was owner and operator of TAH First in Smyrna, employed as an executive in the transportation industry for many years prior to owning his own company.

He was a member of St. Polycarp's Catholic Church, Smyrna, and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Orleans, Mass.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann P. Horan of Smyrna; two sons, Harold J. Horan III of Smyrna and Timothy A. Horan of York, Pa.; three daughters, Colleen Lilly of Gill, Mass., Ruth Ann Regan of Waterbury, Conn., and Kathleen Castleberry of High Point, N.C.; a brother, William Horan of Boise, Idaho; a sister, Jean White of Stuart, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be noon Thursday at St. Polycarp's Catholic Church, Ransome Lane and South Street, Smyrna.

Burial will be in Cape Cod, Mass., Saturday. 

Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.


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