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Tikye Donyell Pinkett, 18

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Tikye Donyell Pinkett of Federalsburg died of injuries as a result of a automobile accident Friday, May 1, 1998, on Md. 313 near Federalsburg. He was 18.

Mr. Pinkett was born in 1979 in Cambridge, son of Darnell and Geraldine Jones Pinkett.

He attended Dorchester County and Caroline County schools.

Mr. Pinkett worked at Solo Cup Co., Federalsburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Barnell Pinkett, Jr. of Princess Anne, Jamar Pinkett of Federalsburg; his grandparents, Rosie Smith of Federalsburg and Clarence and Shirley Pinkett of Reids Grove and his great-grandparents, Dorothy Walker of Hurlock and Edna Hubbard of Hurlock; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wallace Temple at Rhodesdale, where friends may call from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Rev. William H. Dent and Jeffrey Butler will officate. Friends may also call from 7-9 tonight at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home P.A., 216 N. Main St., Federalsburg.

Burial will be in Washington Cemetery near Hurlock.


Ernest Roland 'Pop Pop' Hughes, 95

SEAFORD - Ernest Roland ''Pop Pop'' Hughes died of heart failure Saturday, May 2, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 95.

Mr. Hughes was born in Cambridge, Md., son of the late Charles H. and Mamie Slacum Hughes.

He worked as carpenter for DuPont Co., retiring in 1965 after 22 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Hannah Bell Bradford Hughes in 1990.

He is survived by two daughters, Marion H. Merrill and her husband Richard of Seaford, Victoria A. Thompson and her husband Alfred of Seaford; a grandson, Stephen R. Brock and his wife Sandy of Seaford.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Chaplain Richard L. Drummond will officiate.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.

Contributions can be made to Laurel Adult Day Care, 113 N. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 or to Seaford Senior Center, Virginia Avenue, Seaford, DE 19973.


Helen V. Rose, 83

BRIDGEVILLE - Helen V. Rose of Bridgeville died of complications from pneumonia Saturday, May 2, 1998, in her son's home. She was 83.

Mrs. Rose was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin ''Boots'' Hassett, in 1953, and her second husband, Alton J. Rose, in 1996.

She is survived by two sons, James Hassett and A.J. Rose, both of Bridgeville; a daughter, Jacqueline Timms of Federalsburg, Md.; a niece and a nephew; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bridgeville Cemetery.


Robenson Nathaniel Hughes, 70

HURLOCK, Md. - Robenson Nathaniel Hughes of Hurlock died of natural causes Tuesday, April 28, 1998, in his home. He was 70.

Mr. Hughes was born in 1928 in Petersburg, the son of the late John Arthur and Bertha Hughes.

He was educated in Petersburg. 

He was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother.

He is survived by a brother, John Arthur Hughes Jr. of Hurlock; two nephews, Randolph and Harold Hughes of Hurlock and a host of nieces and cousins.

Service will be 7 tonight at Hurlock United Methodist Church, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Hurlock.


Sandra L. LaRoque, 34

LEWISTON, Maine - Sandra L. LaRoque of Lewiston died after a five-year battle with breast cancer Saturday, May 2, 1998, in Central Maine Medical Center.

Miss LaRoque was born in 1963 in Lewiston, daughter of Arthur and Eileen Minnchan Danforth.

She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1982; graduated with honors from the University of Maine in Augusta, in 1986 with an associate's degree in business; and from Wilmington College, with honors, in 1995, with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a minor in reading. Her goal in life was to be a school teacher.

Miss Laroque was teaching at School 44 at the Libby-Tozier School in Litchfield.

She loved children and was always helping others around her, even during her illness. She also enjoyed crafts and her cats.

Miss LaRoque was a member of Holy Family Parish.

She is survived by her parents of Lewiston; two sisters, Candace and Robin Danforth, both of Lewiston; her maternal grandparents, Jane Minnehan of Lewiston, a nephew, Jashua Poulin of Lewiston who was very special to her; also aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Clyetta B. Main, 61

GEORGETOWN - Clyetta B. Main of Georgetown died Saturday, May 2, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 61.

Mrs. Main was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edgar Main, 1993.

She is survived by a son Charles E. Main of Georgetown; two daughters, Donna F. Newcomer, and Sheila L. Esham, both of Georgetown; three sisters, Ether Wyatt of Georgetown, Ethel Wiles of Huntington, Md., and Bernice Milam of Redden; and seven grandchildren.

Serivice will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium-Dodd-Carey Chapell, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown.

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

Burial will be in McColleys Cemetery, Georgetown.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 228-C N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

John J. Reischman Sr., 76

DOVER - John J. Reischman Sr. of Dover died of a long illness Friday,May 1, 1998 in Bayhealth, Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 76.

Mr. Reischman was born 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Vincentand Minnie Reischman.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He worked as a printing press operator in New York City, for 40 years,retiring in 1985.

He moved to Dover in 1993, and had spent the last four years in the DelawareHospital for the Chronically Ill. He was a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Reischman enjoyed working with his hands.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes Reischman; a son, John J. ReischmanJr. and his wife Claire; three daughters, Patricia Mohr and her husband,William of Greenwood, Kathleen Watklevicz of South Amboy, N.J., and ChristinaEmrich and her husband, Michael, of Fort Bragg, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 8 p.m. today at the Torbert Funeral Home Chapel, 61S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Burial will be 10:30 Wednesday in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery,Bear.


Donald Roney Bell, 54

DOVER - Donald Roney Bell of Dover died Sunday, May 3, 1998, in KentGeneral Hospital. He was 54.

Mr. Bell was the son of the late Rodney Huppiee and Mary Brown Bell.

He was a mobile-home salesman for Ron's Mobille Homes, Harrington, fora couple of years.

Mr. Bell enjoyed collecting and trading radio equipment in his sparetime; he also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurie Bell.

He is survived by three sons, Michael Moris Bell of Dover, and RodneyBell and Scott Boling, both of Woodside; a daughter, Donna Carey and herhusband, Carleton E. Carey Jr. of Dover; six grandchildren, Mathew Carey,Eric Carey, Bryan Morris, Michael Morris, Amanda Morris and ChristopherBoling; and a host of friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Trader Funeral Home, Dover, wherefriends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.


Everett Oram Griffin, 69

MILFORD - Everett Oram Griffin of Milford died of heart failure Saturday,May 2, 1998, in Bayhealth Milford Hospital, Milford. He was 69.

Mr. Griffin was a metal worker at Fitzgerald Auto Salvage, Lincoln

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Tucker Griffin of Milford; two sons,Ronnie Griffin and Bruce Griffin, both of Milford; a daughter, Lisa Griffinof Harrington; a brother, Alex Griffin Jr. of Bridgeville; two sisters,Grace Dill of Greenwood and Mary Dunn of Bridgeville; and three grandchildren;including a special granddaughter, Kelly Wise of Harrignton.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Youngs Funeral Homes, Milford, wherefriends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.


Larry Hinton, 52

ELLENDALE - Larry Hinton of Ellendale died of heart failure Thursday,April 30, 1998, in Bayhealth Hospital, Milford. He was 52.

Mr. Hinton was born in 1946 in Elizabeth N.C.

He was a laborer at Allen Foods.

He is survived by his wife, Clementine Hinton of Ellendale; two sonsGary Hinton of New York and Terell Johnson of Ellendale; two daughters,April Tull of Georgetwon and Shawna Johnson of Lincoln; his mother, MargaretHinton of Milford; four brothers, William Hinton of Ellendale, Wilbert Hintonof North Carolina, Roger Hinton of Florida and Tony Hinton of Greenwood,three sisters, Doris Albury of Boston, Portia Brown of Maryland and BarbaraSnowden of Ellendale; seven grandchildren; a mother and father-in-law, Rebeccaand William J. Savage; and a host of aunts, uncles, neices and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pentecostal Church on Greentop Roadin Lincoln, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Siloam Cemetary, Slaughter Neck.

Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Homes, 309 North St., Milford.


Harry T. Burton, Jr., 75

LAUREL - Harry T. Burton Jr. of Laurel and formerly of Adelphi, Md.,died of complications of a stroke Sunday, May 3, 1998, in Naticoke MemorialHospital, Seaford. He was 75.

Mr. Burton was born in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Harry T.Burton and Gertrude Whittaker.

He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy, he retired fromthe United States Navy Hospital, Bethesda, Md. as a electrician, workingfor 20 years.

Mr. Burton was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4961, Seaford, and amember of the American Legion Post 19, Laurel.

He is survived by his wife, Madelin Burton of Laurel; a stepson, AlpertJ. Hobbs and his wife, Ada, of Laurel; a sister, Elise Leonard of LeisureWorld, Md.; four step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; a nephewand two nieces.

Service will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Maryland Veterns Cemetry Burlock,Md., where the Rev. Danzel Cheek will officiate. Friends may call 10-11a.m. Thursday at Short Funeral Home, 700 West St., Laurel.

Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetary, Hurlock, Md.


Wayne Samuel Creadick, Sr., 61

UPPER MARLBORO Md. - Wayne Samuel Creadick, Sr. of Upper Marlboro andformerly of Felton, Del., died Sunday, May 3, 1998 in his home. He was 61.

Mr. Creadick was the son of the late Leland Samuel and Iva Kent Creadick.

He was a self-employed insurance agent.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Upper Marlboro.

Mr. Creadick enjoyed flower gardening, and boating.

He is survived by his wife, Edna ''Carleen'' Creadick; a son, Wayne SamuelCredick Jr.; a daughter, Lara Fae Kelley; three grandsons, David Kelly,and Leland and Patrick Creadick; and a brother, Robert H. Creadick.

Survice will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel in Drawyers.

Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lee Funeral HomeInc., Branch Avenue at Coventry Way, Clinton.

Burial will be in Old Drawyerss Cemetery, Odessa.


Betty Jane McGinnis, 73

LEWES - Betty Jane McGinnis of Lewes died Sunday, May 3, 1998 in Norfolk,Va. She was 73.

Mrs. McGinnis was born in 1925 in Lewes.

She was a member of Midway Assembly of God.

She is preceded in death by her father, John Freeman, and her husband,William A. McGinnis Jr. in 1956.

She is survived by her mother, Catherine Wilson Freman of Jeffersonville,Ind.; four sons, Bruce Freeman of Melfa, Va., Jeffery McGinnis of NorfolkVa., and John McGinnis and William Perry McGinnis, both of Newark; sevengrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Midway Assembly of God Church, Del.1 at Midway, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to service. PastorGary Ross will officiate.

Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.

Controbutions can be made to Midway Assembly of God Church, Lewes.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel,1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.


Robert James 'Stump' Willoughby Sr., 60

MILLSBORO - Robert James ''Stump'' Willoughby Sr. of Millsboro died ofcancer Sunday, May 3, 1998 in his home. He was 60.

Mr. Willoughby worked at Sun Ship/Pennsylvania Ship Building and DryDock for 26 years.

He and his wife had resided in Sussex County for 15 years, where he coachedMilsboro Little League for five years.

Mr. Willoughby was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, who lovedfishing, gardening and making wood crafts. He will always be known as avery giving man, being a good neghhbor and finding something positve outof a negative.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Myrna Elizabeth Willoughby; hismother, Ella M. Jones of Swarthmore, Pa.; a sister, Carol Coons of Swarthmore;a brother, Charles Willoughby of Colwyn, Pa.; three daughters, Cherl A Sweeneyof Glenolden, Pa., Lori L. Hopkins of Milton, and Wendy J. McVicker of Milsboro;a son, Robert J. Willoughby Jr. of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildrenand a great-great-granchild.

Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Parsell Funeral Homes andCrematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.

Instead of flowers contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospcie, SouthernDivision, Georgetown, DE 19947.


James Ervin Conley, 73

RUTHSBURG, Md. - James Ervin Conley of Ruthsburg died of natural causesSaturday, May 2, 1998, in his home. He was 73.

Mr. Conley was born 1924 near Church Hill, Md., the son of the late Griffinand Mae Ervin Conley.

He graduated in 1941 from Church Hill High School. He is a past presidentof the Church Hill High School Alumni Association.

He worked for the Delaware Power and Light Company, Wilmington in 1946,he married his wife Frances Stubbs and moved to Church Hill in 1947, wherehe was a farmer for more than 40 years, he then moved in 1973 and becamea school bus driver for Queen Anne's County Board of Education for 14 years.

Mr. Conley was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Ingleside,where he was a past president of the Board of Trustees and head usher formany years, he was a member of Queen Anne's County Farm Bureau and FarmBureau Discussion Groups, a member of the Ruthsburg Community Club and PriceCommunity Club and the Sudiersville Ruritan Club, he was also an avid baseballfan.

He is survived by his wife of 50 yeras, Frances Stubbs Conley; two sons,David J. Conley of Centreville and Paul D. Conley of Queen Anne; two daughters,Diane Kaufman of Olney and Carol Whitby of Greensboro, two brothers, EdwardConley of Seaford, Del., and Roy Conley of Henderson; and nine grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newman,Centerville, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Church Hill, Md.

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