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Virginia K. Collins Powell, 82

MILLERSVILLE, W.Va. - Virginia K. Collins Powell of Millersville, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in Fairmont General Hospital. She was 82.

Ms. Powell was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Braxton County, the daughter of the late James George and Malendia Frederick Collins.

She was a housewife and homemaker.

She volunteered with the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. Among her hobbies were cooking, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles and telling stories. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also very proud of her Irish heritage.

Ms. Powell was an active lifelong member of Valley Chapel U.M. Church. She has over 50 years' outstanding service with the United Methodist Women. She was a past circle president, Sunday school teacher and communion steward with the church. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 34, of Fairmont, and active with the Pleasant Valley Parent-Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James Albert Powell, Nov. 2, 1993, and a brother, James Edward ''June'' Collins.

She is survived by a son and his wife, Jim and Kay Powell of Lewes, Del.; a daughter and her husband, Judy and Carl Deavers of Nellysford, Va.; two brothers, Edgar Sutton Collins of Pauley's Island, S.C., and Arthur Jennings ''Bum'' Collins of Saint Cloud, Fla.; a sister, Mildred C. Coniglio of Cabins; six grandchildren, Jeb Powell, and his wife, Terri, Jennifer P. Filicichia, and her husband, John, Elizabeth Powell, Jason Powell, Chad Deavers and Cami D. Ratliff, and her husband, Mike; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Mandy Bowman, Devon Filicichia and Addy Powell; a special caregiver, Elizabeth Knoll of Fairmont, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley Chapel U.M. Church, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. James Norton and the Rev. Elizabeth Smith will officiate.

Friends may call 1-9 p.m. today at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont.

Burial will be in Catawba Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Valley Chapel U.M. Church, 1511 Pleasant Valley Road, Fairmont, WV 26554, or to a charity of one's choice.

 

Virginia E. Satterfield, 83

DOVER - Virginia E. Satterfield of Dover died of respiratory failure Saturday, May 24, 1998, in Silver Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dover. She was 83.

Mrs. Satterfield worked in the claims department of Professional Claim Services of Wilmington for the past 20 years.

She loved to play bridge and played in local clubs.

Mrs. Satterfield was a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge and Wesley Church of Dover.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Satterfield of Dover; two sons, Elmer E. Riggin of Warwick, N.Y., and Leslie T. Riggin of Dover; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trader Funeral Home Inc., 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Sandtown.

 

Larry Lee Andell, 60

MILTON - Larry Lee Andell of Milton died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 60.

Mr. Andell was self-employed as an auto mechanic. He owned and operated Larry's Auto Repair in Lewes for 30 years.

He drove stock cars for many years.

Mr. Andell was a charter member of Moose Lodge 646 in Lewes, and the Delmarva Vintage Racing Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Red and Dorothy Andell.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Ann Andell of Milton; two sons, Robert Lee Andell of Lewes and Kevin Eugene Andell of Rehoboth Beach; a stepdaughter, Kristy Lynn Brittian of Milton; a sister, Marilyn McCann of Washington, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Charles Poukish will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Children's Beach House, Lewes Beach, Lewes, DE 19958.

 

Pierce E. Roberts, 77

MILFORD - Pierce E. Roberts of Milford died of heart failure Sunday, May 24, 1998, in his home. He was 77.

Mr. Roberts was a truck farmer in the Milford area for many years and sold his produce from a stand along Del. 1.

Along with his brother, Elmer J. Roberts, he operated Roberts Service Station in Milford for 49 years, retiring in 1993.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Roberts was a member of the American Legion Post 3 of Milford and a lifetime member of the Southern States Milford Co-op.

He is survived by his brother, Elmer J. Roberts of Milford; two cousins, Betty Walls and Glenn Watson Sr. of Milford; and a close friend, Donna Short of Milford.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

 

Roland C. Faulkner, 80

MIDDLETOWN - Roland C. Faulkner of Middletown died Monday, May 25, 1998, in Christiana Hospital. He was 80.

Mr. Faulkner retired in 1983 after 25 years as a sales representative for Sears, at the Prices Corner store. He also owned and operated a family store, Faulkner's Market in Middletown, from 1948-1954. He was a licensed real estate agent and had sold properties for various real estate firms in the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Mr. Faulkner had done volunteer work with Meals on Wheels and the American Cancer Society. He would help drive patients to the hospital or to doctor appointments.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid gardener.

Mr. Faulkner was a member of Bethesda U.M. Church in Middletown, and the Middletown-Odessa Rotary Club, where he was a past president and Paul Harris Fellow.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth ''Libby'' Faulkner; two sons, Stephen P. Faulkner of Clayton and Jason R. Faulkner of Middletown; four daughters, Susanne V. Townsley of Middletown, Rebecca Manelski of Newport, Virginia Emerson of Middletown and Elizabeth Bingaman of Reading, Pa.; two brothers, Ernest Faulkner of Dover and Bruce Faulkner of Kenton; three sisters, Cardella Atkinson of Mendenhall, Pa., Bertha Moffett of Dover and Bernice Legar of Kenton; and 11 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad Street, Middletown.

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

Burial will be private in St. Anne's Cemetery, Middletown.

Contributions may be made to Middletown-Odessa Rotary Club Scholarship Fund or to the MOT Senior Center.
 

Virginia K. Collins Powell, 82

MILLERSVILLE, W.Va. - Virginia K. Collins Powell of Millersville, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in Fairmont General Hospital. She was 82.

Ms. Powell was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Braxton County, the daughter of the late James George and Malendia Frederick Collins.

She was a housewife and homemaker.

She volunteered with the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. Among her hobbies were cooking, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles and telling stories. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also very proud of her Irish heritage.

Ms. Powell was an active lifelong member of Valley Chapel U.M. Church. She has over 50 years' outstanding service with the United Methodist Women. She was a past circle president, Sunday school teacher and communion steward with the church. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 34, of Fairmont, and active with the Pleasant Valley Parent-Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, James Albert Powell, Nov. 2, 1993, and a brother, James Edward ''June'' Collins.

She is survived by a son and his wife, Jim and Kay Powell of Lewes, Del.; a daughter and her husband, Judy and Carl Deavers of Nellysford, Va.; two brothers, Edgar Sutton Collins of Pauley's Island, S.C., and Arthur Jennings ''Bum'' Collins of Saint Cloud, Fla.; a sister, Mildred C. Coniglio of Cabins; six grandchildren, Jeb Powell, and his wife, Terri, Jennifer P. Filicichia, and her husband, John, Elizabeth Powell, Jason Powell, Chad Deavers and Cami D. Ratliff, and her husband, Mike; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Mandy Bowman, Devon Filicichia and Addy Powell; a special caregiver, Elizabeth Knoll of Fairmont, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Valley Chapel U.M. Church, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. James Norton and the Rev. Elizabeth Smith will officiate.

Friends may call 1-9 p.m. today at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont.

Burial will be in Catawba Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Valley Chapel U.M. Church, 1511 Pleasant Valley Road, Fairmont, WV 26554, or to a charity of one's choice.

 

Virginia E. Satterfield, 83

DOVER - Virginia E. Satterfield of Dover died of respiratory failure Saturday, May 24, 1998, in Silver Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dover. She was 83.

Mrs. Satterfield worked in the claims department of Professional Claim Services of Wilmington for the past 20 years.

She loved to play bridge and played in local clubs.

Mrs. Satterfield was a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge and Wesley Church of Dover.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Satterfield of Dover; two sons, Elmer E. Riggin of Warwick, N.Y., and Leslie T. Riggin of Dover; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trader Funeral Home Inc., 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Sandtown.

 

Larry Lee Andell, 60

MILTON - Larry Lee Andell of Milton died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 60.

Mr. Andell was self-employed as an auto mechanic. He owned and operated Larry's Auto Repair in Lewes for 30 years.

He drove stock cars for many years.

Mr. Andell was a charter member of Moose Lodge 646 in Lewes, and the Delmarva Vintage Racing Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Red and Dorothy Andell.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Ann Andell of Milton; two sons, Robert Lee Andell of Lewes and Kevin Eugene Andell of Rehoboth Beach; a stepdaughter, Kristy Lynn Brittian of Milton; a sister, Marilyn McCann of Washington, Ill.; and five grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Charles Poukish will officiate.

Burial will be private.

Contributions may be made in his memory to Children's Beach House, Lewes Beach, Lewes, DE 19958.

 

Pierce E. Roberts, 77

MILFORD - Pierce E. Roberts of Milford died of heart failure Sunday, May 24, 1998, in his home. He was 77.

Mr. Roberts was a truck farmer in the Milford area for many years and sold his produce from a stand along Del. 1.

Along with his brother, Elmer J. Roberts, he operated Roberts Service Station in Milford for 49 years, retiring in 1993.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Mr. Roberts was a member of the American Legion Post 3 of Milford and a lifetime member of the Southern States Milford Co-op.

He is survived by his brother, Elmer J. Roberts of Milford; two cousins, Betty Walls and Glenn Watson Sr. of Milford; and a close friend, Donna Short of Milford.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

 

Roland C. Faulkner, 80

MIDDLETOWN - Roland C. Faulkner of Middletown died Monday, May 25, 1998, in Christiana Hospital. He was 80.

Mr. Faulkner retired in 1983 after 25 years as a sales representative for Sears, at the Prices Corner store. He also owned and operated a family store, Faulkner's Market in Middletown, from 1948-1954. He was a licensed real estate agent and had sold properties for various real estate firms in the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces.

Mr. Faulkner had done volunteer work with Meals on Wheels and the American Cancer Society. He would help drive patients to the hospital or to doctor appointments.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid gardener.

Mr. Faulkner was a member of Bethesda U.M. Church in Middletown, and the Middletown-Odessa Rotary Club, where he was a past president and Paul Harris Fellow.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth ''Libby'' Faulkner; two sons, Stephen P. Faulkner of Clayton and Jason R. Faulkner of Middletown; four daughters, Susanne V. Townsley of Middletown, Rebecca Manelski of Newport, Virginia Emerson of Middletown and Elizabeth Bingaman of Reading, Pa.; two brothers, Ernest Faulkner of Dover and Bruce Faulkner of Kenton; three sisters, Cardella Atkinson of Mendenhall, Pa., Bertha Moffett of Dover and Bernice Legar of Kenton; and 11 grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad Street, Middletown.

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

Burial will be private in St. Anne's Cemetery, Middletown.

Contributions may be made to Middletown-Odessa Rotary Club Scholarship Fund or to the MOT Senior Center.
 

Helen B. Harrington, 99

HARRINGTON - Helen B. Harrington of Harrington died of respiratory failure Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in her home. She was 99.

Mrs. Harrington was born in Bridgeville, the daughter of the late William and Anna Lee Beckwith.

She graduated from Bridgeville High School in 1917 and Goldey Business College in 1919.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Harrington New Century Club, and was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore H. Harrington, in 1972.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet H. Melvin and Shirley H. Corrin, both of Harrington; two sisters, Ruth B. Dayton and Pauline B. Karlsson, both of Wilmington; 5 granddaughters; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Weiner Ave., Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Asbury United Methodist Church or to Harrington Volunteer Fire Co.

 

R. Landon Selby, 87

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - R. Landon Selby of Chestertown, formerly of Media, Pa., died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in Heron Point Nursing Center in Chestertown. He was 87.

Mr. Selby was born in West Virginia, the son of the late Augustus R. and Lucy Fogle Selby.

He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering.

Mr. Selby worked for the DuPont Co. for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1975.

He was a member of the Philadelphia Masonic Lodge, LuLu Temple. He was also a member of Chestertown Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church in Media, where he was very active.

Mr. Selby was very industrious, taking up hobbies and activities for no other reason than to accomplish them. 

He is survived by his wife, Clara White Selby; a daughter, Betty J. Benner of Centreville; two grandchildren; and a nephew.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Heron Point, where the Rev. Earl Brooks will officiate.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Hymnal Fund at Chestertown Presbyterian Church, 905 Gateway Drive, Chestertown, MD 21620.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.

 

Vera J. Yoder, 44

DOVER - Vera J. Yoder of Dover died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in her home. She was 44.

Mrs. Yoder was born in Dover in 1953, the daughter of John and Lovina Yoder.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Harvey Yoder Jr.; seven children, Daniel, Lovina, Lydia, Cletus, Leah, Paul and Lizzie, all at home; parents-in-law, Harvey and Lydia Yoder; 10 brothers; and five sisters.

Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the residence of William C. Byler, Rose Valley Road, Dover.

Bishop John Yoder will officiate.

Burial will be in the Amish Cemetery, Dover.

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

 

Michael Lee Miller, 47

REHOBOTH BEACH - Michael Lee Miller of Rehoboth Beach died of respiratory distress syndrome Tuesday, May 26, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 47.

Mr. Miller was born in 1951 in Waynesboro, Va., the son of James Wallace Miller and Charlotte Kite Miller, both of Rehoboth Beach.

He was a former banker, retiring in 1991.

Mr. Miller moved to Delaware in 1993 from Warrenton, Va.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra D. Miller of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, April Lee at home and Jennifer Erin of Mannassas, Va.; and one brother, James Franklin Miller of North Augusta, S.C.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Parsell Funeral Homes, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where Dr. Charles Moyer will officiate.

Burial will be private.

The family suggests contributions be made to American Lung Association, Delaware Chapter, 625 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901.

 

Barbara Fairfield Johnson, 66

CARIBOU, Maine - Barbara Fairfield Johnson of Caribou, Maine, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, in Carry Medical Center, Caribou. She was 66.

Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of the Milford (Del.) Nursing School and attended the University of Delaware.

She was a registered nurse for more than 20 years, then, returned to school to learn anesthesia. She became a certified registered nurse anesthetist, and worked as such for more than 20 years. She retired from Maryland General Hospital in October 1997.

Mrs. Johnson involved herself in American Literacy Programs after retirement.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James H. Johnson Jr., in Vietnam in 1963.

She is survived by her former husband, Thomas F. Haupt of Hilton Head, S.C.; a son, James Scott Johnson of Augusta, Ga.; three daughters, Ann Louise Johnson and Isabelle Fairfield Haupt, both of Baltimore, and Susan Desmond Haupt of Hilton Head; a sister, Mary Lyons Lane of Tallahassee, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Friday in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, on Walnut Street in Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Literacy Council, 106 Morningside Drive, Ste. 79, New York, NY 10027.

Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.

 

Michael Ray Schmitt, 43

RIDGELY, Md. - Michael Ray Schmitt of Ridgely died of natural causes Monday, May 25, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 43.

Mr. Schmitt was born in 1954 in Ridgely, the son of Annie Elizabeth Burns Schmitt and the late Clarence Gustuv Schmitt.

He was employed by Mid-Shore Paving as a general laborer.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Annie Faye Schmitt, in 1996.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one brother, Russell Benfer of Cleveland, Ohio; and two sisters, Beverly Ackridge and Betty Jane Nichols, both of Ridgely.

There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. Friday in the Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

Burial will be in the Greensboro Cemetery.

Arrangements by Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home P.A., 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro.

 

Doris L.O. Conner, 70

STOCKTON, Md. - Doris L.O. Conner, referred to as ''Mom'' by family members, of Stockton, died in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Tuesday, May 26, 1998, after a seven-month stay in Snow Hill Nursing and Rehab Center. She was 70.

Mom Doris was born in Stockton in 1928, the daughter of the late Edgar and Louise Becketts.

She received her education in the Worcester County school system, and she graduated from Worcester High School.

Mom Doris was employed on several jobs, her last being with Wicomico Nursing Home.

She was an active member for years at St. Paul United Methodist Church, where she held positions of church treasurer, president and member of the Gospel Singers, and secretary of the United Methodist Women, and was always willing to do whatever was needed in the church until her health began to fail her. She was also a faithful member of the Golden Trumpets singing group.

She was preceded in death by one son, Boranagene Conner, in 1986.

She is survived by one daughter, Cordelia B. Tull of Stockton; three sons, Keith E. Becketts of Suitland, and Boris Conner and John Conner, both of Panama City, Fla.; three sisters, Winnie Dennis of Pocomoke City, Helen Martin of Stockton and Annette Townsend of Suitland; one son-in-law, Robert Tull of Stockton; three brothers-in-law, Webster Dennis of Pocomoke City, Clarence Townsend of Virginia and Rueben Martin of Stockton; one aunt, Suevalue Becketts of Stockton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Stockton, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Friends may also call from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Burial will be in the Home Beneficial Cemetery, Stockton.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke City.

Bromer Cropper Jr., 48

BERLIN, Md. - Bromer Cropper Jr. of Berlin died Sunday, May 24, 1998, in the Browards Memorial Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 48.

Mr. Cropper was born in Lewes, Del., the son of Edna Cropper of Dover and the late Bromer Cropper Sr.

He was a 1967 graduate of the former William C. Jason High School in Georgetown.

Mr. Cropper was employed by TOCC Tool & Engineering in Fort Lauderdale, and was formerly employed with DuPont of Newark, Del., the Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown, Del., and Beebe Medical Center in Lewes.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Velma Cropper of Fort Lauderdale; three sons and two daughters, Robert Cropper of Princess Anne, Devin Cropper of Millsboro, Del., Brent Cropper and Vashti Cropper of Fort Lauderdale and Michelle Cropper of Wilmington, Del.; three sisters and one brother, Marie Wallop of Seaford, Del., Demetrice Sturgis of Millsboro, Gloria Pitts of Dover, Del., and James Cropper of Clementon, N.J.; three grandchildren; four uncles; three aunts; two great-aunts; nine nephews; and eight nieces.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zoar United Methodist Church in Selbyville, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Golden Acres Cemetery in Bishop.


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