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Charles Linburg Adams, 70

GEORGETOWN - Charles Linburg Adams of Stokley Center, Georgetown, formerly of Bridgeville, died of heart failure Wednesday April 1, 1998, in the Beebe Medical Center. He was 70.

Mr. Adams worked as a laborer at local poultry farms several years ago.

He is survived by one brother, George W.N. Adams of Greenwood; one aunt, Bea Adams of Bridgeville; and several nephews and nieces.

Service will be at 10 a.m. at graveside.

Burial will be in Bridgeville Cemetery.

 

James W. Freeborn, 89

SEAFORD - James W. Freeborn of Seaford died Tuesday March 31, 1998, in the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. He was 89.

Mr. Freeborn was born in 1908, in Philadelphia, son of the late John Freeborn and Elizabeth Vincent.

He was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School in 1925; earned a bachelor of science degree at Temple University in 1935; and master's degree in Temple University in 1948.

Mr. Freeborn was a teacher in Philadelphia Schools from 1927-1964. He was also employed with the Seaford School District and retired in 1974.

He was a World War II Veteran in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Freeborn was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford; Olivet-Oriental Lodge 385 F.&A.M., Philadelphia, and Hebron Lodge 14 I.O.O.F., Seaford.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Gray Freeborn of Seaford; a son, Robert of Seaford, and a daughter, Faith Freeborn of Georgetown.

Service and burial will be private.

The Rev. Frank H. Sanders III will officiate

Arrangements by Bailey Funeral Chapel, Ltd., 815-817 West Marshall Street, Norristown, Pa.

 

Helen M. Seiler, 63

DENTON, Md. - Helen M. Seiler of Denton died of cancer Wednesday April 1, 1998, in Easton Memorial Hospital. She was 63.

Mrs. Seiler was born in Denton, the daughter of the late Calvin Coulbourn Jr. and Lucy Helen Thomas Coulbourn.

She was a production worker for Electrotherm, formerly in Denton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ferdinand Seiler in 1995.

She is survived by one daughter, Donna Faye Seiler of Newport News, Va., two brothers, Graham F. Coulbourn and C. Wayne Coulbourn, both of Harrington; two sisters, Loretta Unruh of Milford and Norma Lee Baer of Baltimore.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans' Cemetery in Beulah, near Hurlock.

 

Albert K. Daniels Sr., 72

TOWNSEND - Albert K. Daniels of Townsend died Thursday April 1, 1998, in the Christiana Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was 72.

Mr. Daniels retired from Smith & Douglas Fertilizer Co. in Clayton.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth; four sons, Albert K. Jr. of Townsend, John of Dover, Nick of Clayton, and Jeff of Crumpton, Md.; five daughters, May Holleger of Felton, Rebecca Ross of Georgetown, Sally E. Missimer of Elkton, Md., Ida Simmons of Clayton, and Margie Meekins of Chestertown, Md.; 20 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday 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 the Sharon Hills Cemetery, West Dover.

 

Ross Barteau, 88

CAMDEN - Ross Barteau of Camden died Thursday April 2, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 88.

Mr. Barteau was a carpenter for over 50 years with Simpson Lumber Co. in Camden.

He served in the U.S. Navy and the Navy SeaBee's.

Mr. Barteau was a 70-year member of the Camden-Wyoming Volunteer Fire Company, joining in 1928; a past president of the fire company and third assistant chief; he was also Fireman of the Year in 1980; he received a ring from the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company Ladies Auxilary for 62 years of service; was the oldest fire policeman in the state of Delaware; a charter member of Kent County Fire Police Association; a life member of Delaware State Fire Police; held the office of Fire Police from 1961 to present; a life time member of the Walter L. Fox Post 2 in Dover; member of the Order of Odd Fellows of Camden; a member of the Fruitland Grange in Camden, and a member of Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Camden and servered on the Board of Trustees.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Willey in 1989.

He is survived by a son, Pat Dyer of Dover; a brother, George Barteau of Perth Amboy, N.J., and five grandchildren.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Contributions be made to the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company, Camden, DE 19934.

Oliver Edward Hill, 83

LAUREL - Oliver Edward Hill of Laurel died of complications from lung surgery Thursday, April 2, 1998. He was 83.

Mr. Hill was born in Laurel, the son of the late Samuel Harrison and Carrie Elizabeth McGee Hill.

He worked for Community Credit Finance Co., Laurel, and Pacific Finance Co. and American Finance Co., Seaford, for 40 years, retiring in 1977. He was elected Sussex County comptroller and served from 1964-1968, and was elected to Sussex County Council and served from 1972-1988, at which time he retired.

Mr. Hill was a member of St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, Laurel. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of Hope Lodge 4, AF & AM, Laurel; Kent & Sussex Scottish Rite Club; Lower Delaware Shield and Square Club; Nur Temple, AAONMS, Wilmington; and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He also was a member of the Water Transport Committee, Salisbury, Md.; Delaware Police Chiefs' Foundation Inc.; Delaware Council on Estate Appraisers, Dover; Western Sussex County Democrat Club; Laurel Lions Club; and the Laurel Historical Society, the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and the Laurel Senior Center; and was a former member of Delmarva Advisory Committee from 1972-1988.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Prettyman Hill; two sisters, Helena M. Messick of Oxford, Pa., and Marie Jane Hastings of Colonial Heights, Va.; and several nephews and nieces.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front & King Streets, Seaford.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Conley's Chapel in Angola.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Laurel Fire Company, Box 410, Laurel, DE 19956, or to St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, Box 293, Laurel, DE 19956.

 

Alvin E. Hickman, 69

DAGSBORO - Alvin E. Hickman of Dagsboro died of heart failure Thursday, April 2, 1998, in his home. He was 69.

Mr. Hickman was born in Dagsboro, son of the late Everett Hickman and Alma Calhoun Hickman.

He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Hickman was a self-employed farmer.

He was a lifetime member of Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 at Quillens Point in Ocean View.

He is survived by a son, Brice H. Hickman; a daughter, Nancy H. Wheatley; a sister, Jean M. Turner; two brothers, Robert L. Hickman and Gerald B. Hickman, all of Dagsboro; and five grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday at St. George's Cemetery in Clarksville.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Frankford.

 

Thomas L. 'Bud' Cornell, 70

DOVER - Thomas L. ''Bud'' Cornell of Dover died Thursday April 2, 1998, in Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 70.

Mr. Cornell was born in 1927, in Dorchester, Mass.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific aboard the battleship U.S.S. North Carolina.

Mr. Cornell retired in 1986 from General Foods Corporation after serving 32 years of dedicated work as a millwright. He also worked at Fore River Ship Yard in Quincy, Mass., before starting his career at Walter Baker's Chocolate Mills in Dorchester, Mass.

He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 3238 in Camden.

His love of fishing brought many together to share great stories of the ''big ones'' that got away.

He was respected and well-liked by all who were touched by his peaceful nature, and the memories will go on forver.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Eileen of Dover; four sons, Thomas, and his wife, Theresa, of Harrington, Robert, and his wife, Diane, of Yardville, N.J., Daniel, and his wife, Kathy, of Dover, and Richard, also of Dover. He also is survived by a brother, Francis Corness of Waukegan, Ill.; a sister, Margaret Janette of Uxbridge, Mass., and a brother, Donald of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.six grandchildren, whom ''Bud'' cherished, Michael Cornell of Annapolis, Md., Sandra Foote of Laurel, Md., Daniel Cornell of Cape Charles, Va., Ricky Cornell of Harrington, and Christopher and Natalie Cornell of Yardville. Bud also was blessed with one great-great-granddaughter, Rachael Foote of Laurel, Md.

Friends may call Monday between 2 and 4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus Street, Dover. Funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday at Delaware Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Bear. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice at 911 Lotus Plaza, Dover, DE 19901, or to the American Heart Association.

 

Albert K. Daniels Sr., 72

TOWNSEND - Albert K. Daniels of Townsend died Wednesday April 1, 1998, in the Christiana Hospital, apparently of a heart attack. He was 72.

Mr. Daniels retired from Smith & Douglas Fertilizer Co. in Clayton.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth; four sons, Albert K. Jr. of Townsend, John of Dover, Nick of Clayton and Jeff of Crumpton, Md.; five daughters, May Holleger of Felton, Rebecca Ross of Georgetown, Sally E. Missimer of Elkton, Md., Ida Simmons of Clayton, and Margie Meekins of Chestertown, Md.; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad Street, Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Sharon Hills Cemetery, West Dover.

 

Marion E. Wiley, 75

SEAFORD - Marion E. Wiley of Seaford died of sudden heart failure Thursday, April 2, 1998, in his home. He was 75.

Mr. Wiley was born in Laurel, son of the late Everett E. Wiley and Louise C. Wiley.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Mr. Wiley worked for Diamond State Telephone Co. and retired in 1982. He worked at numerous locations, retiring from the Millsboro office. He was a switchman with 39 years of service.

He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America club; American Legion Post 6, Seaford; and the Laurel Alumni Association, Laurel, and he was active in the National Audubon Society.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy M. Wiley of Seaford; two sons, Randall E. Wiley of Clifton, Va., and Emory L. Wiley of Millsboro; three daughters, Constance L. Wiley of Bethany Beach, Kathryn W. O'Bier of Ocean View, and Karla M. Wiley of Churchton, Md.; one brother, Eugene M. Wiley of Longboat Key, Fla.; eight beloved grandchildren; six beloved great-grandchildren, and one beloved nephew.

Service will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Short Funeral Home, 700 West Street, Laurel, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Rev. Robert O'Kelly Wallace will officiate.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Christ United Methodist Church, c/o Leatrice Hearn, 108 Broadcreek Road, Laurel, DE 19956.

 

Frances F. Ellingsworth, 73

CLAYTON - Frances F. Ellingsworth of Clayton died Friday April 3, 1998, in her home. She was 73.

Mrs. Ellingsworth was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Ellingsworth Sr., in 1995.

She is survived by a son, Robert C. Ellingsworth Jr. of New Castle; two daughters, Bonnie Cherricks and Mary Ann Ellingsworth, both of Clayton; a brother, John W. Jester Jr. of Laurel; two sisters, Betty Poore of Georgetown and Florence Hughes of Laurel; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, 2220 N. Du Pont Parkway, New Castle.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford & Reed Streets, Dover, and at 1:15 p.m. Monday at Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, New Castle.

Burial will follow.

Flowers may be sent or the family suggests contributions be made in Mrs. Ellingsworth's memory to Delaware Hospice, Central Division, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

 

Christopher Wade Fazenbaker Jr., infant

GREENSBORO, Md. - Christopher Wade Fazenbaker Jr. of Greensboro died of natural causes Thursday April 2, 1998, in his home. He was an infant.

Christopher was born March 23, 1998, in Easton, the son of Kelly D. and Christopher W. Fazenbaker Sr. of Greensboro.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Nancy Scott of Greensboro; his maternal grandfather, Ronald L. Scott Sr. of Westville, Fla.; paternal grandparents, John and Janet Frazenbaker of Greensboro; and paternal great-grandparents, Leona Fazenbaker of Rosedale, and Kenneth and Edna Kooken of Bloomington.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the graveside.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

 

Rosalie A. Micale, 74

DOVER - Rosalie A. Micale of Dover died of complications following a stroke, Friday, April 3, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 74.

Mrs. Micale was born in 1924, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of the late Andrew and Antonia Cheripka.

She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church; she was an avid dancer, belonging to the Dover Ballroom Dance Club and the Levi and Lace Square Dance Club.

Mrs. Micale loved traveling, especially to religious sites, gardening, knitting and crafts of all kinds.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Frank Micale Sr.; two sons, Frank Micale Jr., and his wife, Karen, of Wilmington, and Thomas A. Micale, and his wife, Kathy L., of Dover; and three grandchildren, Christopher and Lauren Micale of Wilmington and Nicholas Micale of Dover.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, South State Street, Dover.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford & Reed Streets, Dover, where a rosary will be recited.

Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to American Heart Association, Kent County Division, P.O. Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903-1977.

 

Linda Rohleder Prettyman, 56

GREENWOOD - Linda Rohleder Prettyman of Greenwood died of cancer Thursday, April 2, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 56.

Mrs. Prettyman was born in 1942, in Salina, Kan., the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Hartley.

She farmed with her husband until her illness.

Mrs. Prettyman was a devoted mother and a member of Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville.

She is survived by her husband, Craig; one son, Andrew Scot Rohleder of Anchorage, Alaska; three daughters, Shannyn Eskridge of Laurel, Beth Rohleder of Seaford and Sarah Rohleder of Lewes; one sister, Rosemary Pyle of Wichita, Kan.; and three grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Union United Methodist Church, Laws & Market Street, Bridgeville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville.

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

 

Lester R. Minner Sr., 71

HARRINGTON - Lester R. Minner Sr. of Harrington died Thursday, April 2, 1998, in his home. He was 71.

Mr. Minner was born in Harrington.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Mr. Minner worked for Delmarva Power and Light Co. for 35 years.

He was a Dale Earnhart fan and loved to watch his NASCAR races. He enjoyed his garden and took great pride in his yard. He was an avid John Wayne fan and had all of the movies Mr. Wayne ever made.

Mr. Minner was a lifetime member of Harrington Fire Co., Station 50, serving over 50 years. He also was a member of Harrington Moose Lodge.

He is survived by two sons, Lester Minner Jr. of Georgetown and Donald Minner, and his wife, Jeannette, of Harrington; two daughters, Libby Butler, and her husband, David, of Harrington, and Ruth Morris, and her husband, Tom, of Felton; and seven grandchildren, Chris Minner, Dawn Minner, Tammy Butler, Matthew Butler, Aaron Morris, Ryan Morris and Amber Minner.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 South Du Pont Highway, Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Rev. Ted Wood will officiate.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Kent County Chapter, 911 South Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.


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