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Charles H. Warren, 82

MILFORD - Charles H. Warren of Milford died Saturday, April 4, 1998, in his home. He was 82.

Mr. Warren served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, Washington, in the 1930s.

He was employed as a meat cutter with the Acme Market in Milford for 38 years, where he acted as department manager for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978.

Mr. Warren was a member of Local 27 of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union; and Harrington Senior Center.

He enjoyed bowling and, also, boating and fishing in the Delaware Bay. He was an avid fan of the Milford Little League Softball and Pop Warner cheerleading squad and never missed any games in which his granddaughters participated.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary C. Warren, in 1965.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edna Mae Warren; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dale A. and Vaughn Morgan of Lincoln and Lynn M. and Scott Rathfon of Lincoln; four grandddaughters, Michele L. Morgan, Kristin E. Morgan, Dana L. Rathfon and Jenna D. Rathfon, all of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lofland Funeral Home, Lakeview Avenue, Milford, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Burial will be in the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln.

Flowers may be sent or the family suggests contributions may be made to the Delaware Hospice Central Division, 911 S. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

 

Cleophas 'Clet' Mullen, 55

ELLENDALE - Cleophas ''Clet'' Mullen of Ellendale died Thursday, April 2, 1998, in Baltimore. He was 55.

Mr. Mullen was born in Elizabeth City, N.C.

He was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Mullen of Ellendale; nine sons, Cleophas, Shawn, Joseph, all of Ellendale, Jerome of Milford, Samuel of Georgetown, Marcus of Dover, Julius of Seaford, Cletus of Charlotte, N.C. and Thomas of Harrington; four daughters, Gloria, Judy, and Wanda, all of Ellendale, and Nicole of Dover; his father, Dennis Sr. of Ellendale; three brothers, Leslie of Ellendale, Alvin of Pikesville, Md., and Dennis Jr. of Greenwood; five sisters, Jean Spence of Columbia, Md., Clara Riley of Newark, N.J., Denise Harper of Lincoln, Deborah Thomas of Greenwood and Dynette Brooks of Dover; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pentecostal Church of God, Greentop Road, Lincoln, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

Arrangements by the Youngs Funeral Homes, North Street, Milford.

 

Florence Oman Fedder, 73

BRIDGEVILLE - Florence Oman Fedder of Bridgeville died of cancer Friday, April 3, 1998, in the Nanticoke Hospital, Seaford. She was 73.

Mrs. Fedder was employed as a hospital worker with the Geisinger Hospital in Danville, Pa., retiring in 1982.

After her husband's death, she moved to Bridgeville to live with her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Jr., in 1993.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia F. Rafail of Bridgeville; and seven grandchildren.

Service will be 8 p.m. Monday at the Hardesty Funeral Home, Laws Street, Bridgeville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Burial will be in the Elan Memorial Park, near Bloomsburg, Pa.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, South State Street, PO Box 7, Dover, DE 19903-0007

 

Harmon H. Turner, 92

SEAFORD - Harmon H. Turner of Seaford died of heart failure Friday, April 3, 1998, in the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was 92.

Mr. Turner was born in Concord.

He retired from Dupont in Seaford, in 1971.

Mr. Turner was a member of the John Wesley U.M. Church, the trustee board and the Methodist Men.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred C. Bacon Turner.

He is survived by a brother, Charles Turner of Seaford; a sister, Malinda Polk of Seaford; a stepdaughter, Helen Richards of Seaford; four stepgrandchildren, Don Perkins of Bridgeville, Dennis Perkins of Willimatic, Conn., Sharita Perkins of Bear, Andrea Hilliard of Valrica, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at John Wesley U.M. Church, Seaford.

Friends may call, 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery.

Arrangements by the Youngs Funeral Home, North Front Street, Seaford.

 

Pastor Jerry Marando, 77

ELLENDALE - Pastor Jerry Marando of Ellendale died of heart failure Friday, April 3, 1998, in the Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 77.

Pastor Marando was born 1921, in Wilmington, the son of the late Gerard and Rose Marando.

He worked for DuPont at the Edgemore Plant from 1952 to 1977. He was the pastor of the Oakley Christian Fellowship Church in Oakley for 12 years. He also ministered in many of the local community churches and had a prison ministries at the Smyrna and Georgetown correctional institutions. He regularly attended different weekly prayer breakfasts.

Mr. Marando served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II.

He moved to Ellendale about 20 years ago.

Mr. Marando's hobby and passion was serving the Lord.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Roberta ''Nickie'' Marando; a son, Scott Marando of Newark; two daughters, Jenene R. Ponte of Tonwsend and Renae Marando of Austin, Texas; a brother, Mike Marando of New Castle; two sisters, Rose Jarman of New Castle and Vi Bones of Wilmington; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fleischauer Funeral Home, West Market Street in Greenwood, where friends may call one hour prior to service. A second service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel in New Castle, where friends may call after 1:15 p.m.

Burial will be in the Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.

Flowers are accepted. The family also suggests contribution be made to the Pilgrim Chapel Building Fund, 4792 Milford-Harrington Road, Harrington.

 

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 retired from Delmarva Power and Light Co. after 33 years.

He was a Dale Earnhardt 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 more than 50 years. He also was a member of Harrington Moose Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy. 

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 DuPont 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 DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
 

Harvey A. Gregg Jr., 70, Georgetown police chief

GEORGETOWN - Harvey A. Gregg Jr. of Georgetown died of a heart attack Saturday, April 4, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 70.

Mr. Gregg was born in Newark, the son of the late Harvey A. Sr. and Myrtle Dickerson Gregg.

He worked for the Newark Police Department from 1952-1960. In 1962, he joined the Georgetown Police Department, where he has served as the chief of police for the past 20 years.

Mr. Gregg was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police; the Police Chief's Association; an honorary member of the Georgetown Fire Company; a former member of the Georgetown Lions Club, and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn Rust Gregg; three daughters, Connie Lynn Ponce of Hershey, Pa., Julie A. McCabe and Michele Gregg Elliott, both of Millsboro; one sister, Carlyn E. Zent of Cape May, N.J., and six grandchildren.

Service, including full police honors, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Friends may also call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The Rev. Palmer S. Clark will officiate.

Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware Police Chief's Council Inc., 400 S. Queen St., Dover, DE 19904, or to the Delaware Heart Association, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Pauline T. Johnson, 77

GEORGETOWN - Pauline T. Johnson of Georgetown died of a stroke Friday April 3, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 77.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Bishop, Md., the daughter of the late Josiah E. and Frances Bunting Timmons.

She was a self-employed beautician for about 20 years, and then was an inspector for the State Board of Health retiring in 1981 after 20 years of service.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Springfield Crossroads, near Georgetown. She attended activities at the Georgetown CHEER Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Granville R. Johnson in 1990.

She is survived by three sons, G.R. Johnson, John J. Hearn and Donald W. Hearn, all of Georgetown; two brothers, George L. Timmons of Millsboro, an Josiah E. Timmons Jr. of Bishopville; one sister, Ruth Hazzard of Ocean City, Md.; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at noon Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Rev. Debra Lindsay will officiate.

Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Springfield Crossroads, Georgetown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Moore, R.D. 5, Box 23, Georgetown, DE 19947 or to Delaware Hospice, 600 Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Mildred B. Adams, 86

MILFORD - Mildred B. Adams of Genesis Elder Care Center, Milford, since 1984, and formerly of Argos Corner, died in the center Saturday, April 4, 1998. She was 86.

Mrs. Adams was a production operator at the L.D. Caulk Co., Milford for 22 years, retiring in 1973.

She was a member of Slaughter Neck Methodist Church, and a member of the Milford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Mrs. Adams enjoyed gardening and yard work before becoming ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger E. Adams Sr. in 1968.

She is survived by one son, R. Emerson Adams Jr. of Milford; four grandchildren and their spouses; Deborah G. and Robert S. Tappan, Gregory W. Adams, Brian K. and K. Gwenn Adams, all of Milford and Kevin C. and Dawn I. Adams of Chesapeake, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Kristen, Keith, and Brynn Adams of Milford, Corey Tappan of Milford and Quinn and Casey Adams of Chesapeake, Va.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Slaughter Neck Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Ethel Graham, R.D. 1, Box 132, Milford, DE 19963.

Frank Breeding, 81

GREENSBORO, Md. - Frank Breeding of Greensboro died Saturday April 4, 1998, in Easton Memorial Hospital. He was 81.

Mr. Breeding was born in 1916, in Willow Grove, Del., son of the late Hicks and Susie Walls Breeding.

He was employed by Saulsbury Bros. of Ridgely and as grain and dairy farmer.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lottie C. Breeding in 1987, and his second wife, Elizabeth Breeding in 1992.

He is survived by a daughter, Lolla Mae Custer of Harrington, Del; a son, Frank Breeding Jr. of Harrington; a brother, Howard Breeding of Harrington; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; friend and care provider, Ida Mae Walkley of Greensboro.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

Anna Viola Taylor, 85

GREENSBORO, Md. - Anna Viola Taylor of Greensboro died Saturday, April 4, 1998, in Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 85.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Burrsville, the daughter of the late Howard Clark and Mary Tinley Clark.

She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Denton.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles T. Alburger in 1978.

She is survived by her present husband, William Denny Taylor of Greensboro; two daughters, Phyllis A. Towers and Frances A. Baynard, both of Denton; three stepdaughters, Betty Jane Wheatley of Florida, and Dorothy Kemp and Deanna Wyatt, both of Greensboro; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren, and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Denton Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 407 Central Ave., Reisterstown, MD 21136.

Earl Armes, 79

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Earl Armes of Federalsburg died Sunday, April 5, 1998, in his residence. He was 79.

Mr. Armes was born in Paintsville, Ky., the son of the late Bennett and Mary Ellen Preston Armes.

He was a coal miner in Virginia and West Virginia in the 1940s. He raised poultry for many years and was a truck driver until his retirement.

Mr. Armes was an avid bowler who really enjoyed the game until illness forced him to stop. He took great pleasure in helping his neighbors. He was gifted in taking apart things and repairing them.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Viola P. Amos Armes in 1992; three brothers, Lee Armes, George Armes and Andy Armes; four sisters, Lucille Anderson, Goldy Armes, Martha Everage and Fannie Manuel.

He is survived by his wife, Grace R. Armes; four sons, Chester, Otis and David Armes, all of Federalsburg, and Malcolm Armes of Secretary; three daughters, Nita Bradley, Betty Grimes of Laurel, Polly Kerrick of Hartly; two stepdaughters, Joy Glime of Federalsburg and Sara McCafferty of Denton; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Rena Liden of Millsboro and Marie Hayes of Lexington, Ky., and many nephews and nieces.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, 216 N. Main St., Federalsburg, where Rev. Jeff Vandervort will officiate.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Caroline County Hospice, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 505, Denton, MD 21629.

Ernest A. Smith, 60

LEWES - Ernest A. Smith of Lewes died Sunday, April 5, 1998, in his home. He was 60.

Mr. Smith was born in 1937, in Salisbury, Md.

He worked as a meter technician for the city of Rehoboth Beach for 24 years.

Mr. Smith was a volunteer with the Rehoboth Aid Society.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Doris Smith of Lewis; a daughter, Ernestine Everett of Pocomoke, Md.; a brother, Larry Smith of Milford; a sister, Faye Vaughn of Milford; four half-brothers; one half-sister, and seven stepchildren; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday graveside in Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach, where the Rev. John Dean will officiate.

Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Rehoboth Aid Society, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or the American Cancer Society, 228C N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Calvin A. Pardee, 65

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Calvin A. Pardee of Centreville died Saturday April 4, 1998, in Easton Memorial Hospital. He was 65.

Mr. Pardee was born in Worton, the son of the late Harry C. and Julia Elizabeth Stokes Pardee.

He worked as a truck driver for 25 years for the State Highway Administration in Queen Anne's County, retiring in 1996. Prior to working there, he worked for a number of years at the Wye Plantation in Wye Mills.

Mr. Pardee enjoyed hunting and was an avid bowler. He was always known as a very caring person with a wonderful sense of humor.

He is survived by one aunt, Elsie Chapman of Kennedyville; an uncle, James ''Bus'' Stokes and his wife, Lois Stokes, both of Lynch and numerous cousins.

Service will be at graveside at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chester Cemetery, Chestertown, where the Rev. William Plummer will officiate.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.

Ollie Daniel Davis, 36

DOVER - Ollie Daniel Davis of Dover died Sunday, April 5, 1998, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 36.

Mr. Davis was born in 1962, son of William B. and Mary Jane Davis, both of Dover.

He attended Smryna schools.

Mr. Davis served in the U.S. Army.

He was employed by Anthonys Tree Service in Chestertown, Md., as a tree climber and trimmer.

Mr. Davis was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.

Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Samuel Davis of Dover, Carey Davis of Manassas, Va., and William Davis Jr. of Nassau; and one sister, Rose Mary George of Dover.

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford and Reed streets, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Kent County SPCA, 1757 Horsepond Road, Dover, DE 19901.

Catherine M. Blades, 75

MILFORD - Catherine M. Blades of Milford, formerly of New Castle, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. She was 75.

Mrs. Blades was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Milford Senior Center and the Harrington Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James A. Simpler in 1991; a son, James R. Simpler in 1976.

She is survived by her husband of five years, Ralph F. Blades Sr.; one son, Charles L. Simpler of Elkton, Md.; two brothers, Robert W. Donovan of Houston and John W. Donovan of Frederica; two sisters, Evelyn Cade of Greenwood and Helen Southard of Houston; a stepdaughter, Sharon Lee Stovinski of Frederica; a stepson, Ralph F. Blades Jr. of Florida; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home 119-121 N.W. Front St., Milford.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.


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