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Donald R. Baker, 67

MONTROSE, Colo. - Donald R. Baker of Montrose, formerly of Gumboro died Monday, March 9, 1998, in his home. He was 67.

Mr. Baker was born in Pittsville, Md., the son of the late Linwwood Richard and and Mildred Harris Barre.

He served in the U.S. Navy Defense Intelligence Agency where he retired as a senior petty officer.

Mr. Baker was a member of the Naval Fleet Reserve and the Black Canyon Audubon Society in Montrose. He was a graduate of the Millsboro High School Class of 1948 and the Goldey-Beacom College Class of 1950.

He is survived by a brother, T. Richard Baker Sr. of Milton; two nieces, Karen H. Wyatt of Smyrna and Donna Schirmer of Milton and a nephew, T. Richard Baker Jr. of Dover.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro. Pastor Danny Tice will officiate.

Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Black Canyon Audubon Society in memory of Donald R. Baker, c/o Andy Kretsinger, P.O. Box 3425, Montrose, CO 81402.

 

Elizabeth S. Slights, 91

DOVER - Elizabeth S. Slights of Dover died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 91.

Mrs. Slights was born May 28, 1906, in Saxton, Pa., the daughter of the the late William W.E. and Elsie Shannon.

She graduated from Ithaca College and taught music in New York and Pennsylvania schools. She also taught private piano lessons and was most recently a homemaker.

Mrs. Slights attended St. James Episcopal Church in West Hartford, Conn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Slights Sr., in 1984.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph R. Slights Jr of Dover and William W. E. Slights of Canada; a sister, Martha Hamilton of Kirkland, Wash; three grandchildren, Jessica S. Ahern, Jean Elizabeth Slights and Joseph R. Slights III; and two-great grandsons, John Slights and Michael Slights.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions can be made to Peoples United Church of Christ, 46 S. Bradford St., Dover, DE 19904.

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

 

Minnie V. Riggins, 97

LEWES - Minnie V. Riggins of Lewes died Saturday, April 4, 1998, in the Lewes Convalescent Center. She was 97.

Mrs. Riggins was born Sept. 20, 1900, in New Bloomfield, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Kate Smeigh.

She had lived in Lewes since 1996. She retired at age 65 from Nilon Bros. in Marcus Hook, Pa., having worked in food service. During World War II she worked at the anmmunition plant in Elkton, Md.

She moved to California after retirement and resided at the Towers Senior Complex in San Jose, Calif., and was a member of the Presbyterian Church at the complex. She enjoyed going to church and the Billy Graham crusades.

Mrs. Riggins loved sewing and made many of her own clothes.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Miller Donaghy and William Riggins, and two brothers, Ben Smeigh and Edward Smeigh.

She is survived by three daughters, Marion Windsor-Scherer of San Jose, Barbara J. Clendenning of Dover, and Cathy L. Marler of Milton; a son, Raymond Riggins of Elkton; a half-sister, Reda Glenn of Cape May, N.J.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Founds Funeral Home, 229 S. High St., West Chester, Pa. 

Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, Pa.

Local arrangements are by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

 

Clara Leora Stansbury, 73

DOVER - Clara Leora Stansbury of Thursday, April 2, 1998, in the Silver Lake Center, Dover. She was 73.

Mrs. Stansbury was born June 16, 1924, in Hayden, Md., the daughter of the late Hubert and Carrie Hynson.

She attended school in Salem, Md. She was employed at Vita Foods Inc. and Campbell Soup Co. for many years. 

Mrs. Stansbury was a lifelong member of Hope United Methodist Church. She was a real people person. She enjoyed the company of many good friends and a very loving cousin, Catherine Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion E. Stansbury; a son, Charles C. Hynson; two sisters, Martha Gaines and Evelyn Williams and one brother, Charles L. Hynson.

She is survived by five sons, Foster Edward Stansbury of Detroit, Marion Shelton Stansbury of Marydel, Carl Olin Stansbury Sr. of Wilmington, William Benjamin Stansbury of Ridgely, Md., and Calvin Henry Stansbury of Marydel with whom she lived during her failing health; one sister, Ruth Dean of Wilmington, 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five daughters-in-law, Carolyn, Brenda, Margaret, Reba Elaine and Shirley; the sister-like love of Thelma Maddix of Wilmington and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Hope United Methodist Church of Hope, Md., where friends may call two hours before the service and from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Reba C. Gardner, 77

CHESTER, Md. - Reba C. Gardner of Chester died Monday, April 6, 1998, in Easton Memorial Hospital. She was 77.

Mrs. Gardner was born on June 5, 1920, the daughter of the late Austin and Anna Brown Jones. 

She was a graduate of Stevensville High School in 1936. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Gardner was a member of the Kent Island United Methodist Church and Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hopkins Norris, who died in Italy during World War II on Nov. 23, 1947, and J. Benton Gardner of Chester, Md., on Aug. 14, 1976.

She is survived by a son, Thomas Norris of Dover; a daughter, Patricia A. Dodd of Denton; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home, Chester. 

Burial will be in Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville.

Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 27, Stevensville, MD 21666 or the local Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

Lance P. Lauderbaugh, 51

FELTON - Lance P. Lauderbaugh of Felton died of cancer Sunday, April 5, 1998, in the Elsmere Veterans Hospital. He was 51.

Mr. Lauderbaugh worked for several years as a computer installer for the ITT Corp. until 1978. He was employed as a carpenter. He was an Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Walter L. Fox Post 2 in Dover and a former member of the Wyoming Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his mother Delores Lauderbaugh of Dover; a brother, S. William Lauderbaugh and a sister-in-law Ginger Lauderbaugh both of Dover; a nephew, David Lauderbaugh of Virginia Beach, Va.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Bear. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Faries Funeral Home, 1250 S. Governors Ave., Dover.

 

F. Clayton Rose, 64

SMYRNA - F. Clayton Rose of Smyrna died in his home Sunday, April 5, 1998. He was 64.

Mr. Rose was born Aug. 31, 1933, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Francis Clayton Rose and Frances Schoenborn Rose.

Mr. Rose was an upper career executive counselor for Clayton Rose and Associates in Smyrna for the last 14 years before retiring due to disability. He was a 1955 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

He spent several years ministering to three parishes in lower Caroline County, Md. Mr. Rose and his wife raised 53 children as a part of the ministry. He enjoyed sailing and flying.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Shortall Rose, two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Rose of Middletown, Md., Shelly Rose Silvernail of Lisbon, N.D., a brother, Robert T. Rose of Chicago; a cousin, P. Craig Bogley of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and two granddaughters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in St. Peters Episcopal Church, 22 N. Union St., Smryna.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., Smryna.

 

Mary Agnes 'Peggy' Brown, 82

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Mary Agnes ''Peggy'' Brown of Chestertown died Monday, April 6, 1998, in her home. She was 82.

Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 11, 1915, the daughter of the late Noel Pleasant and Maude Willard McFadden.

She married Howard ''Hound Dog'' Brown on April 26, 1934. They made their home in the Baltimore area for several years before moving to Chestertown in 1951, where she raised her family. She enjoyed crocheting. She was the hostess of many receptions following her husband's foxhunts.

She was preceded in death by her son, Howard A. ''Buster'' Brown in 1990.

Besides her husband of 64 years, she is survived by a son; Richard ''Dickie'' Brown of Millington; a daughter Ruth Ann ''Sis'' House of Yukon, Okla.; a brother; Franklin Bull of Middleburg, Va; two sisters, Dorothy Gill of Reisterstown, Md., Delphine Chenawith of Selbyville; four grandchildren, Howard House of Cashion, Okla., Tracey Hill of Hartley, Kelly Speck of Oklahoma City, and Julie Connaire of Chestertown and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, where friends may call from noon-2 p.m.

Burial will be in Chester cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Kent County Hospice, 118 S. Lynchburg St., Chestertown, MD 21620.

 

Pauline June 'Polly' Hollingsworth, 62

KENNEDYVILLE, Md. - Pauline June ''Polly'' Hollingsworth of Kennedyville died Sunday, April 5, 1998 in her home. She was 62.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was born the daughter of the late Hayward Davison Sr., and Thelma Lee Fitzgerald Roe.

She married Donald R. ''Duke'' Hollingsworth in 1957. They made their home in Cambridge before moving to Kent County in 1962. 

Mrs. Hollingsworth worked as a secretary for Environmental Health at the Kent County Health Department for 15 years, retiring in 1990. She enjoyed bingo, playing cards and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her brother Hayward Davison Roe Jr. in October 1996.

Besides her husband of 41 years she is survived by a son Donald R. Hollingsworth Jr. of Kennedyville; a daughter, Donna Faith Hollingsworth and a granddaughter, Sarah Ann Welch, both of Kennedyville.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge, where friends may call one hour before the service and from 7-9 p.m. today at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.

Burial will be in East New Market Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to Kent County Hospice, 118 S. Lynchburg St., Chestertown, MD 21620.

 

Edward Booth, 74

GEORGETOWN - Edward Booth of Georgetown died in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, on Sunday, April 5, 1998. He was 74

Mr. Booth was born March 20, 1924, in Georgetown the son of the late Harry Ulman Booth and Margaret Watt Williams.

He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 23, 1943 to Jan. 5, 1948. He was also employed by Peninsula Oil Co. as a manager/salesman for many years.

Mr. Booth was a member of VFW Post 2931; Sussex Pines Country Club; Franklin Masonic Lodge 12; Selbyville Elks Lodge 2173; Kent & Sussex Scottish Rite Club; Georgetown Fire Department; 50-year member of American Legion Post 8. He was active with the Georgetown Little League and was one of the founders of Return Day in Georgetown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara M. ''Peggy'' Booth in 1996.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda B. Rogers of Milford; two brothers, Thomas Booth of Greenwood and William ''Fritz'' Booth of Georgetown; a granddaughter, Staci Donovan Marvel of Milton.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, S. King and Market streets, Georgetown. Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Creamatorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown where Masonic services will be 8:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

The family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 228C N. Du pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Frederick 'Buck' Davis, 36

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Frederick ''Buck'' Davis of Stevensville died Monday, April 6, 1998, in his home after a three-month battle with cancer. He was 36.

Mr. Davis was born May 13, 1961 in Baltimore, the son of Jacqueline Tarun Davis and the late William A. Davis. 

He attended Queen Anne's County High School, Centreville.

Mr. Davis worked for A. H. Smith Associates in Branchville as a project superintendent in the Road Division. 

He was a coach for three seasons with the Kent Island Little League and an avid supporter of the Easton Ice Hawks Hockey team in Easton.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mary Kathleen Davis of Stevensville; two sons, Joshua W. Davis and Matthew J. Davis, both of Stevensville; five brothers, Rick Davis of San Francisco, Bradley Davis of Glen Burnie, Md., Danny Davis of Jacksonville, Fla., Billy Davis and Keith Davis both of Stevensville; three sisters, Toni Davis of Queenstown, Kim Tippett of Stevensville and Darlene Harbaugh of Grasonville, Md.; eight nieces and seven nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chester, where friends may call one hour before the service and from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Queen Anne's County Chapter, P.O. Box 132, Queenstown, MD 21658 and Kent Island Methodist Church, c/o Love Fund, P.O. Box 308, Chester, MD 21619.

 

Grace Otwell Rayne, 79

GREENWOOD - Grace Otwell Rayne of Greenwood died of heart failure Sunday, April 5, 1998, at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford. She was 79.

Mrs. Rayne was born June 14, 1918, in Bridgeville, the daughter of the late Harlan and Lottie Otwell. 

She was a credit manager for Mangels Department Store in Salisbury, Md., and Wallers Clothing Store in Laurel.

She was prededed in death by her husband, Leonard Rayne in January 1996.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna Reynolds and her husband, Bob of Greenwood; two sisters, Kathleen Morris and her husband, David of Delmar and Irene Hills of Laurel; a sister-in-law, Nora Waller of Felton.

Services will be noon Thursday at Fleischauer Funeral Home, W. Market Street, Greenwood, where friends may call one hour before the service.

Burial will be in Springhill Memory Garden, Salisbury.

The family suggests contributions can be made to Visting Nurse Association or LifeCare at Lofland Park, Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.

 

Anthony A. Baione, 72

DELMAR - Anthony A. Baione of Delmar died Monday, April 6, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was 72.

Mr. Baione was born in Philidelphia, the son of the late James and Esther Baione. 

He retired from the U.S. Air Force as chief master sergeant. He served in World War II completing 35 combat missions. He was awarded Outstanding Airman of the Year in 1959. He was in charge of The Presidential Unit of ''Air Force One'' for President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson and President Richard M. Nixon. Among his many decorations and awards he received The Distinguished Flying Cross.

Mr. Baione was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Delmar; Delmar VFW Post #8276 and the Charismatic Prayer Group, Salisbury. 

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Baione, three sons, Anthony M. Baione of Waldorf, Md., John D. Baione of Owings, Md., and Michael C. Baione, also of Waldorf; five daughters, Edye B. Smith of Bethesda, Md., Patricia E. Roys, of Waldorf, Deborah J. Baione of Bowie, Md., Mary Baione Massey of Silver Springs, Md., and Tara C. Baione of Delmar; two brothers, James A. Baione of Delmar and Nicholas Baione of Ventnor, N.J., and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Delmar. The Very Rev. Charles L. Brown, III will officiate. Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove St., Delmar.

Burial will be 3 p.m. Monday in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.


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