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Harriet George Bareford, 70

ANNANDALE, Va. - Harriet George Bareford of Annandale, formerly of Denton, Md. died Tuesday, September 30, 1997. She was 70.

Mrs. Bareford was born in Denton, the daughter of the late Walter T. George and Lellye Grey Cheezum George.

She worked for the Department of Defense, retiring in 1982.

Mrs. Bareford was a member of the Jessica Callahan Order of the Eastern Star in Alexandria.

She is survived by one daughter, Gail B. Stansbury of Annandale; one brother, Wesley R. George of Hanover, Pa.; one sister, Helen G. Bennington of Warrenton; one grandson, Austin Hess and two granddaughters, Tiffany Stansbury and Amie Hess.

There will be a graveside memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday in Denton Cemetery, Denton.

Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 6400 Arlington Blvd., Suite 100, Falls Church, VA.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home in Denton.

 

Emogene Nichols, 53

WINCHESTER, Kan. - Emogene Nichols of Winchester, formerly of Dover, Del., died Sunday, April 19, 1998. She was 53.

She is survived by two sons, Glen Nichols of Oklahoma and Mark Nichols of Platt City, Mo.; one daughter, Robin Stuckey of Platty City; three grandchildren, and two stepgrandchildren; her mother, Delema Allen of Dover; one brother, Paul M. Allen of Felton; two sisters, Olive Austin of Dover and Mary Ann Rodriguez of Roper, N.C.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Funeral Home in Levinworth, Kan.

Burial will be private.

 

Marjorie Lee Williams, 76

FRANKFORD - Marjorie Lee Williams of Frankford died of chronic renal failure Friday, April 17, 1998, in the Harbor Healthcare Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. She was 76.

Mrs. Williams was born in Berlin, Md., the daughter of the late Albert and Mary Lee Davis Tingle.

She was a desk clerk at the Oceanic Motel in Ocean City, Md., for 22 years, retiring in 1991.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the St. John's United Methodist Church in Berlin.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Louis S. Williams; five sons, Calvin Davis of Bishopville, Md., Robert Davis of Berlin, Vincent Davis and Jeffrey Taylor, both of Frankford, and John Monroe of Philadelphia; four daughters, Margaret Purnell of Georgetown, Debra Taylor of Millsboro, Janet Johnson of Annapolis, Md., and Pamela Davis of Frankford; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, Worchester Highway, Bishopville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Rev. Ross Hall officiating.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

 

Lisa Carol Goodnight, 40

SEDALIA, Mo. - Lisa Carol Goodnight of Sedalia, formerly of Dover, Del., died of cancer Sunday, April 19, 1998, in her home. She was 40.

Mrs. Goodnight was born in Woodstock, Va., the daughter of the late Vernon and Dorothy Kelly.

She graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Del.

Mrs. Goodnight enjoyed reading, traveling and music. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending quality time with her children and grandchildren. Ms.Goodnight frequently visited her family in Dover and Smyrna, Del.

She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Ricky D. Goodnight. 

She is survived by her husband, Carl David Goodnight of Dover; two daughters, Amanda Hill and Christinea Goodnight, both of Sedalia; three grandchildren, Cheyenne, Cherokee and Raven of Sedalia; one brother, Jerry Kelly of Dover, two sisters; Joyce Ridgley of Edinburg, Va. and Bobbi Costello of Dover; four nephews, Christopher Gearhart, Jason Goodnight, Michael Costello and Michael L. Costello of Dover; and in-laws, Lavern and Al Brown of Dover, Carl Goodnight of Dover, Mr. and Mrs. Diane Ruff of Felton, and Linda C. Goodnight of Dover.

Service will be Thursday at Heckart and Gillespie Funeral Home in Sedalia. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Amanda Hill, 403 W. Hurley Road, Sedalia, MO.

 

Walter S. Kraclet, 89

SMYRNA - Walter S. Kraclet of Smyrna, formerly of Rockford, Ill. and Wyoming, died Saturday, April 18, 1998, in the Delaware Home and Hospital for the Chronically Ill. He was 89.

Mr. Kraclet retired from Jack Ace Company in Rockford, where he worked as a lift truck mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Greenhow Kraclet.

He is survived by two sons, John Krawczyk and Charles Krawczyk, both of Denver; two daughters, Mary Reid of Denver and Darlene Cunningham of Wyoming; a sister, Julie Howard of Rockford; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be held Thursday in the Ulrey Funeral Home, Rockford.

Burial will be in Willwood Burial Park, Rockford

Local arrangements are by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.

 

Etzel B. Jerman, 77

MILFORD - Etzel B. Jerman of Milford died of heart failure Sunday, April 19, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 77.

Mrs. Jerman was a homemaker.

She was a coin collector.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. ''Barney'' Jerman in 1979.

She is survived by a sister, Mary Kimmey of Dover; a nephew, Raymond W. Jarman of Riverside, Calif.; a niece, Mary Buckley of Ellendale, who cared for her; several other nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Henlopen Memorial Park, Del. 1, Milton.

Friends may call from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Berry-Short Funeral Homes, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford.

Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.

 

John Porter Dulin III, 79

GRASONVILLE, Md. - John Porter Dulin III of Grasonville died Sunday, April 19, 1998, in the Genesis Elder Care Corsica Hills Nursing Home, in Centreville. He was 79.

Mr. Dulin was born in 1918, near Queen Anne, the son of the klate John P. and Beatrice Welch Dulin Jr.

He was educated in Talbot County.

Mr. Dulin served in the U.S. Army in England, Normandy, France, and Germany for Company B of the 175th Infantry during World War II.

He farmed in Queen Anne's County for more than 20 years and retired from the Department of Transportation after serving 16 years as a toll facilities police officer at the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge. After retirement, he resumed his most loved occupation as a part-time farmer. The remainder of his free time was spent fox hunting and devoting time to his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Dulin was a member of the Jefferson Davis American Legion.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Elsworth Dulin.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Pauline Willoughby Dulin; his stepmother, Mattie W. Dulin of Easton; five daughters, Ann Degano of Camden, Del.; Jeannette Darling of Barclay, Linda Dicus of Queen Anne, Sharon Haddaway of Grasonville, and Barbara South of Queenstown; two sons, John R. Dulin of Centreville and Michael Dulin of Grasonville; five sisters, Alma Chance of Trappe, Lillian Mahoney of Manassas, Va., Myrtle Pressley, Jacklyn Hurley and Eloise Dulin, all of Easton; three brothers, Crawford Dulin of Wye Mills, Leslie Dulin of Galena, and Franklin Dulin of Preston; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. Centreville, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in the Chesterfield Cemetery in Centreville.

 

Stephen Wendel Cernik, 85

CHESTER, Md. - Stephen Wendel Cernik of Chester, formerly of Douglaston, N.Y., died of heart failure Sunday, April 19, 1998, in the Easton Memorial Hospital. He was 85.

Mr. Cernik was born in 1912, in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of the late Vendelin and Maria Tazandlak Cernik.

He was the co-captain of the 23rd Street ''Y'' water polo team, in his youth. They defeated college teams such as the Naval Academy, Princeton and Yale.

Mr. Cernik was a firefighter with the New York City Fire Department for 35 years, receiving the New York City Moral Commendation Medal for Life Saving. He retired to Chester in 1987. 

He was also a golfer, a member of the Blue Heron Senior Men's League; also a member of the Grasonville Moose Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Emilie G. Cernik in 1996.

He is survived by one son, Stephen A. Cernik of Cromwell, Conn.; one daughter, Christine Karmosky of Stevensville, and five grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Chester.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home. P.A., Chester.

Burial will be in Stevensville Cemetery in Stevensville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 27, Stevensville, MD 21666.

 

Captain Brook Roger Clemmer, 37

ROCK HALL, Md. - Captain Brook Roger Clemmer of Rock Hall died Friday, April 17, 1998, in his home. He was 37.

Mr. Clemmer was born in 1961, in Pottstown, Pa., the son of Donald R. Clemmer of Hammersley, Pa. and Patricia Ann Clemmer of Reading, Pa.

He completed high school in Schwenksville, Pa.

Mr. Clemmer enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served two years before being honorably discharged in 1980.

He moved to Rock Hall in 1981, where he worked as chef at the Wheelhouse Tavern and he was a subcontractor for several years. 

Mr. Clemmer owned and captained his own boat, ''Scallywag'', out of Rock Hall Harbor for the past several years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was a member of the Rock Hall American Legion and the Maryland Watermans Association.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Kelley R. Clark of Reading, and Suellen M. Clemmer of Hammesley Fork, Pa.; two brothers, Troy R. Clemmer of Rock Hall and Jason Clemmer of Hammersley Fork.

Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Rock Hall.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 711, Chestertown, MD 21620 or the Maryland State Watermans Association, 18005A Virginia Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.

 

Cecil J. Burton, 79

MILLSBORO - Cecil J. Burton of Millsboro died of pneumonia Sunday, April 19, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 79.

Mr. Burton was born in Delmar, the son of the late Harry R. and Beatrice Davis Burton.

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

Mr. Burton was an insurance agent with Nationwide Insurance for 37 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, Millsboro; a member of V.F.W. Post 7422, Millsboro, and a member of American Legion Post 22, Millsboro.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marian Hamilton Burton of Millsboro; three sons, Gene Burton of Georgetown, Ray and Jim Burton, both of Millsboro; one daughter, Beatrice Keenan of Millsboro; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one stepsister, Pearl Penuel of Delmar and a stepmother, Elma Brittingham of Delmar.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Rev. Joseph Dulany will officiate.

Burial will be in Carey's Cemetery, Millsboro.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Scott, Rt. 3, Box 166, Georgetown, DE 19947 or the Carey's Camp Fund, c/o Thurman Anderson, 985 E. Market St., Georgetown, DE 19947.
 

Roger E. McClements II, 42

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Roger E. McClements II of Altamonte Springs, and formerly of Magnolia, Del., died from injuries as the result of an automobile accident Friday, April 17, 1998, in Florida. He was 42.

Mr. McClements graduated from Caesar Rodney High School. He also attended Delaware Technical and Community College before moving to Florida in 1977.

He is survived by his parents, Frances and Fred Kemp of Magnolia; three brothers, Randy McClements and David Kemp, both of Felton, Del., and Michael Kemp of Magnolia; two sisters, Joy Rawls and Amy McClements, both of Decatur, Ga.; his grandmother, Catherine Kemp of Frederica, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Monday, April 20, 1998, in Florida.

 

Irene K. Elliott, 79

DELMAR - Irene K. Elliott of Delmar died Monday, April 20, 1998, in Sinai Hospital, Baltimore. She was 79.

Mrs. Elliott was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Linden T. Isaacs and Nora N. Isaacs.

She graduated from the Beebe School of Nursing in 1940.

She retired in 1979 from the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse.

Mrs. Elliott was a member of the Kings United Methodist Church in Laurel and the Nanticoke Homemakers Club, and was one of the founding members and first president of the Delmarvalist Quilters Club of Sussex County.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy H. Layton, in 1966, and a grandson, Scott L. Pfeiffer.

She is survived by her second husband, John W. Elliott of Delmar; two sons, Howard R. Layton of Millsboro and John Jeffrey Elliott of Delmar; two daughters, Judy L. Pfeiffer of Salisbury, Md., and Bonnie L. Atkins of Georgetown; a sister, Ruth I. Hitchens of Seaford; and two grandchildren, Canice Kinnel of Seaford and Brian Atkins of Georgetown.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Short Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel, where the Rev. Tina Whaley will officiate.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Kings United Methodist Church, c/o Angie James, RD2 Box 354, Delmar, DE 19940.

 

Etta M. Porter Dukes, 80

PRESTON, Md. - Etta M. Porter Dukes of Preston died April 20, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 80.

Mrs. Dukes was born 1917, in Hickman, Caroline County, the daughter of the late Joshua and Lizzie Trice Porter.

She was a graduate of Caroline High School's class of 1934.

She retired in 1979 from the Preston News and Farmer after 25 years.

Mrs. Dukes was a member of the Preston Homemakers Club, the Bethesda United Methodist Church for over 50 years, the United Methodist Women and the Homemakers Club. She was also a member of the 20th Century Garden Club and a devoted supporter of Preston's youth baseball leagues.

She was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married Oct. 13, 1934, Carlton F. Dukes Sr., on Jan. 16, 1993, and by a sister, Thelma Scott.

She is survived by a son, Carlton M. Dukes Jr.; a brother, Clarence Porter of Hickman; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Frampton-Hawkins-Escow Funeral Home P.A., where friends may call a half-hour prior to service. The Rev. John Irwin and the Rev. Harold Pitsenbarger will officiate.

Burial will be in Junior Order Cemetery, Preston.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in her memory to the Preston Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 44, Preston, MD 21655, or to the Young People's Organization of Preston, P.O. Box 728, Preston, MD 21655.

 

Alice Reed Jones, 72

MARYDEL - Alice Reed Jones of Marydel died of heart failure Monday, April 20, 1998, in her home. She was 72.

Mrs. Jones was born 1926 in Dover, the daughter of the late Homer Russell Reed and Mary Louise Tharp Reed.

She was a homemaker. She had also worked on the family farms.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, feeding and watching her birds and working with flowers.

Mrs. Jones was an active member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Marydel.

She was preceded in death be her first husband, George Moore Jones in 1978, and by three brothers, Robert Reed, Herman Reed and Frank Tharp.

She is survived by her second husband of 13 years, Robert L. Jones of Marydel; three sons and their wives, George H. and Joy Jones of Marydel, William A. ''B.J.'' Jones of Henderson, Md., and Harry and Dana Jones of Templeville, Md.; three daughters and their husbands, Jennifer J. and Gene F. Teat Sr. of Chestertown, Md., N. Jean nd Dale R. Virdin of Hartly and Joyce M. and George Ottinger of Dover; a stepson, Robert Jones of Tampa, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Debbie Cisco of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Wilson Reed of Felton and Russell Reed of Wyoming; a sister, Anna Lane of Florida; 15 grandchildren, Christopher Jones, Julie A. Jones, William Michael Jones, Nancy Kay Jones Williams, Scott David Jones, Mildred Jones, George C. Jones, Howard Jones, April Jones, Gene F. ''G.T.'' Teat Jr., Krista M. Teat, Amy L. Virdin, Laura A. Virdin, Jayne M. Jones and Jared L. Ottinger; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Reed and Bradford streets in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in the Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Kent County Division, P.O. Box 1977, Dover DE 19903-1977, or to the Calvary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 307, Marydel, MD 21649.

 

Pauline Elverta Cordrey, 78

WORTON, Md. - Pauline Elverta Cordrey of Worton died Monday, April 20, 1998, in Chris's Care Home, Barclay. She was 78.

Mrs. Cordrey was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Melvin F. and Bernice Fair Morris.

She graduated from the Audubon High School in New Jersey, class of 1937.

In 1940, she married the late Charles E. Cordrey Sr., and they made their home in Salem, N.J., where she was a homemaker. He passed away in 1973, and in 1976, she moved with her son to Worton. She worked as a volunteer at the Senior Center for several years.

Mr. Cordrey enjoyed crossword puzzles and her grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Cordrey Jr. of Muncy, Pa., and Kenneth Cordrey of Worton; a sister, Frances Durham of Greenwich, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, where the Rev. Dale Brown will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Queen Anne's County Hospice, P.O. Box 179, Centreville, MD 21615.


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