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Sandra Jean 'Sandi' Hall Johnson, 42
MILFORD - Sandra Jean ''Sandi'' Hall Johnson of Milford died of heart failure Sunday, May 3, 1998, in her home. She was 42.
Mrs. Johnson was a 1973 graduate of Milford High School.
She worked as a cosmetologist for several years. She also volunteered at the Milford Memorial Hospital Gift Shop.
Mrs. Johnson was an area Chair for the C.B.G.S.C.; area 11 Girl Scouts and held several other positions including training counselor for leaders, cookie chairperson and Kite Day activities. She was awarded the Green Angel and an Outstanding Volunteer Award. She was a member of Slaughter Neck United Methodist Church, where she was director of Bible school and Sunday school teacher.
She enjoyed crafts, sewing, needlepoint, Christmas shopping, making clothes and spending time with her grandson.
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, John Dorman and grandparents, Irving and Esther Hall and Clarence J. and Florence Plummer.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Alvin Johnson, two daughters, Melissa Ann and her husband, Wade S. Murphy, both of Milford, and Jodie Beth Johnson at home; a sister, Debra Harrison of Seaford; two brothers, Irving ''Garry'' Hall, and David Wayne Hall, both of Lincoln; a grandson, Takoda DeAngelo Murphy; her parents, Elizabeth Ann Dorman of Georgetown and Irving J. Hall of Lincoln; her stepmother, Roseann Hall of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews whom she cared for very much, Brooke, Lauren, David, Carrett, Scott, Brett, Atticus, E.J., Sara, David, Marty, Debbie, Paynter Jr. and Dawn.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Sandi Johnson Memorial Fund, c/o Wilmington Trust Co., 673 N. Du Pont Highway, Milford, DE 19963.
William T. Salmons Jr., 73
BEAR - William T. Salmons Jr. of Bear died Saturday, May 2, 1998, in Christiana Hospital. He was 73.
Mr. Salmons was born in 1924 in Philadelphia, the son of the late William T. and Marie Salmons.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served three years in the Army National Guard of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Salmons was a truck driver for Leaman Transportation Co. in Glenolden, Pa., for several years before retiring.
He is survived by a son, William T. Salmons III of New York; two daughters, Nancy Lee Salmons of North View, N.Y. and Rebecca Ann Hauser of Newark; one sister, Elaine McMullin of Pennsylvania.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., 29 S. Main St., Smyrna.
Frances Elizabeth Nicols, 99
SANDY SPRING, Md. - Frances Elizabeth Nicols of Sandy Spring died Friday, May 1, 1998, of respiratory failure in Sandy Spring Friends Nursing Home. She was 99.
Ms. Nicols was born in 1899, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late Irvin and Emily Ringgold Nicols, both originally from Maryland's Eastern Shore and Baltimore areas.
She attended St. Mary's Female Seminary in St. Mary's City, and the Baltimore Friends School from which she graduated in 1917. Although she did not graduate from St. Mary's, she always considered it to be her school and in 1923, she became one of the founders and charter members of what today is called the St. Mary's College of Maryland Alumni Association.
Ms. Nicols worked as a teller in 1917, for the Baltimore bank that today is known as Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Co., for more than 46 years. She retired in 1964 as administrative assistant in the corporate trust department.
She was active in the alumni association and its Baltimore chapter for more than 50 years, where she held various offices. Known as a stickler for the accuracy of the alumni association's records, she would spend two weeks of vacation each summer at St. Mary's. She and another association founder, Lucy Spedden, would pore over files, update records, and correct errors - even going so far as visit cemeteries to verify birth and death information of former students. In 1983, she was given the association's ''Alumni Achievement Award.'' She was an active member of St. Michael's and All Angels Church in Baltimore.
Ms. Nicols was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan who could discuss all the fine points of Earl Weaver's managerial strategy or Brooks Robinson's brilliance at third base. She loved opera and flowers and reveled in discussing city, state and national politics.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen N. Barger of Chevy Chase, Md. and Kathryn N. Sasse of Lewes.
She is survived by two nieces, Kathryn Thompson of Frederick, Md., and Deborah B. Hanraham of Washington, D.C.; a nephew, Frank C. Barger of Lakeville, Pa.; seven grandnieces and grandnephews.
Service will be at 4 p.m. today at Old St. Paul's Kent Episcopal Church, Chestertown, Md.
Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
Father William Graham will officiate.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in her memory for student scholarships to St. Mary's College of Maryland Foundation, St. Mary's City, MD 20686.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.
Mary Jeanette Smith, 74
GREENWOOD - Mary Jeanette Smith of Greenwood died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in her home. She was 74.
Mrs. Smith was born in 1923, in Cambridge, Md., the daughter of the late Owen and Florence Peters Bradley.
She attended Cambridge High and graduated in 1940.
Mrs. Smith served her country during World War II, as a corporal in the Marine Corps. Upon discharge from the service, she did secretarial work for 29 years for the federal government.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Hastings Smith in 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Gretta Smith of Georgetown and Maria A. Payne and her husband, John Payne, both of Greenwood; one granddaughter, Susan C. Scott and one great-granddaughter, Lauren Scott, both of Greenwood.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, P.A., in Federalsburg, Md., where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in the Eastern Shore Veteran's Cemetery in Hurlock, Md.
The family suggests contributions be made in her memory to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 96669, Washington, D.C. 20090-6669.
Violet A. Moore, 81
SEAFORD - Violet A. Moore of Seaford, formerly of Dover, died Tuesday, April 28, 1998. She was 81.
She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Alta Drain Wheller.
Mrs. Moore was a homemaker.
She attended the Church of the Nazarene in Dover.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustus Robert Moore in 1986.
She is survived by her daughters, Mryna and her husband, AJ Hicks of Palmyra, Tenn., Gwendolyn Phelph of Battle Creek, Mich., Irma R. Moore of Mishawaka, Ind., and Debera A. Turner of Dagsboro; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Service was held Friday, May 1, 1998, in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Church of the Nazarene, Dover, DE 19901.
Arrangements by Trader Funeral Home, Dover.
Betty Jane McGinnis, 72
LEWES - Betty Jane McGinnis of Lewes died Sunday, May 3, 1998, in Norfolk, Va. She was 72.
Mrs. McGinnis was born in 1925, in Lewes, the daughter of the late John Freeman and Catherine Wilson Freeman of Jeffersonville, Ind.
She was a member of Midway Assembly of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. McGinnis Jr. in 1956.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by four sons, Bruce Freeman of Melfa, Va., Jeffrey McGinnis of Norfolk, John McGinnis and William Perry McGinnis, both of Newark; one sister, Ann Thompson of Jeffersonville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Midway Assembly of God Church, Del. 1 at Midway, where Pastor Gary Ross will officiate.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Midway Assembly of God Church, Del. 1, Lewes, DE. 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Mary Jo Waters Heron, 42
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mary Jo Waters Heron of Daytona Beach died Sunday, May 3, 1998, in her parents' home. She was 42.
Ms. Heron was the daughter of Eutice and Patricia Waters of Golts, Md.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Jessica Herron of Gainesville and Ashley Brown of South Carolina; one brother, Timothy P. Waters of Golts; two sisters, Linda Sue Jones of Texas and Janie Waters of Hershey, Pa., and one granddaughter.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Delaney Chapel, Delaney Road, Clayton, where the Rev. Elwood Foraker will officiate.
Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home, of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena, Md.
Catherine E. Jackson, 76
SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - Catherine E. Jackson of Sudlersville, died of heart failure and following a battle with cancer, Monday, May 4, 1998, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. She was 76.
Mrs. Jackson was born in Millington, the daughter of the late Frank and Lola Mae Alexander Embert.
She was a devoted housewife.
Mrs. Jackson was a member of Holden's Chapel, near Sudlersville, where she served as treasurer of their building fund.
She enjoyed cooking and being with her family and friends.
In addition to her husband of 41 years, Willard Jackson, she is survived by three sons, Mark Jackson, Willard ''Buddy'' Jackson, and Daniel Spencer, all of Sudlersville; one daughter, Lola Jackson of Sudlersville; three brothers, William Embert and Clifton Embert, both of Marydel, and Calvin Embert of Sudlersville; one sister, Emma Elliott of Linwood, Pa.; two grandchildren, Amy and Nicole Jackson, both of Sudlersville.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in her memory to Holden's Chapel, c/o Mrs. Elva J. Embert, 309 Duhamell Corner Road, Marydel, MD 21649.
Remembrance for Mary Ashby Teaff
A ''Special Rememberance'' for Mary Ashby Teaff will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover.
Any friends or family members wishing to attend, please call Wanda Teaff at 679-0339 and leave a message.
James B. Reynolds, 88
CENTREVILLE, Md. - James B. Reynolds of Centreville died Tuesday, May 5, 1998, in the Salisbury Center Nursing Home. He was 88.
Mr. Reynolds was born in 1910, in Vanceboro, N.C., the son of the late James C. and Ara Reynolds Poperville.
He attended school in N.C. and later began working in the printing industry.
Mr. Reynolds began working for Queen Anne Printing and Publishing in Centreville as a printer in 1940, until his retirement.
He was a member of the Church of God, Centreville.
He is survived by a daughter, Joyce R. Trader of Laurel; one brother, Lee Reynolds of Williamston, N.C.; a sister, Virginia Quick of Durham, N.C.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society Queen Anne Chapter, 300 Hope Road, Centreville, MD 21617.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Centreville.
Lt. Col. George F. Schmalhofer, 79
MICCO, Fla. - Lt. Col. George F. Schmalhofer, Delaware State Police Retired, died Monday 4, 1998, in the Personal Care Home of Barbara Larrabee. He was 79.
Lt. Col. Schmalhofer was a graduate of Hempstead High School, Hempstead, N.Y., in 1937. He also attended various courses at the University of Delaware. He attended many courses in New York, Indiana, and Michigan, and the FBI Academy regarding law enforcement in regards to narcotics, homicide investigation and police supervision.
He served with the U.S. Coast Guard since 1941, specializing in military policy criminal investigation and other counterintelligence programs and was a Det. Commander Retired Reserve.
Lt. Col. Schmalhofer was a member of the Jefferson Lodge No. 15 A.F. & A.M., Lewes; the Delaware Association of Chiefs of Police; past president, Harvard Associates in Police Science-director; Police Chiefs of South Eastern Pennsylvania-director, Delaware Valley; Professional Police Officials-director; life member, International Association Chiefs of Police; Shield & Square Club of Delaware; Past Commodore of the Lewes Yacht Club, Lewes; former member of the Board of Directors and past treasurer of Camp Barnes, Inc.; past president of the Maryland-Delaware Chapter National Academy Association; member of the Security Officers Association, Philadelphia; member of Barefoot Bay Golf Club & Retired Police Association of Barefoot Bay; formerly served as Chairman of the Police Commmittee, city of Rehoboth Beach. He had an article published in 1964, in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, ''Delaware-Maryland State Police Use Fugitive Search Plan.'' This joint venture was suggested by the writer and its implementation was adopted with the cooperation of the Maryland State Police.
His investigatory activities took him over the years to France and Germany, where the examination of an insurance Company was undertaken and resulted in the insurance company being placed in bankruptcy and its Delaware Charter voided. Following this, he was awarded a plaque by the Wilmington Optimist Club for outstanding community service.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Lee Thompson Schmalhofer; one daughter, Elizabeth Lee West of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; one son, George F. Schmalhofer Jr. of San Diego; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Service with full state police honors will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Masonic service will also be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Lewes Presbyterian Cemetery, Kings Highway, Lewes.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to a charity of your choice.
Larry Hinton, 52
ELLENDALE - Larry Hinton of Ellendale died of heart failure Thursday, April 30, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Memorial 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 sons, Gary Hinton of New York and Terrell Hinton of Ellendale; two daughters, April Tull of Georgetown and Shawna Johnson of Lincoln; his mother, Margaret Hinton of Milford; four brothers, William Hinton of Ellendale, Wilbert Hinton of North Carolina, Roger Hinton of Florida and Tony Hinton of Greenwood, three sisters, Doris Albury of Boston, Portia Brown of Maryland and Barbara Snowden of Ellendale; seven grandchildren; a mother and father-in-law, Rebecca and William J. Savage; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. today at Pentecostal Church on Greentop Road, Lincoln, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Siloam Cemetary, Slaughter Neck.
Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Homes, 309 North St., Milford.