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James Paul Curry Jr., 72
DOVER - James Paul Curry Jr. of Dover died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in BayHealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 72.
Mr. Curry was born 1925 in Greensboro, Md., the son of the late James Paul Sr. and Mabel Dill Curry.
He worked for Playtex for 37 years and retired in 1988.
He was given the nick name ''Be-Bop'' by his grandson, David, because he couldn't say Pop-Pop. Most of his family and friends called him that.
Mr. Curry enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, also liked to fish, work in the garden and being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Helen S. Curry of Dover; a son, Paul Wayne Curry and his fiancee, Karen Casson of Wyoming; a daughter, Debra Ann and her husband, Michael Buckli of Fridley, Minn.; and four grandchildren, Jeromy Curry of Dover, and David Adams, Michelle Adams, and Autum Buckli, all of Fridley, Minn.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Friends may also call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the furneral home.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Clayton T. Tincher Jr., 74
DOVER - Clayton T. Tincher Jr. of Dover died of heart failure Saturday, May 30, 1998 in Kent General Hospital. He was 74.
Mr. Tincher served in the Army in World War II.
He was a graduate of Winfield High School, Winfield, W.Va.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Ann Tincher of Austin, Texas; a brother, James O. Tincher of Los Angeles; and a sister, Pauline T. Cooke of Beltsville, Md.
There will be a graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Delaware Veteran's Cemetery, Bear.
John W. Case Jr., 47
MILFORD - John W. Case Jr. of Milford died of cancer Tuesday, June 2, 1998, in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle. He was 47.
Mr. Case graduated from Dover High School, class of 1969.
He was an insurance agent for the Home Beneficial Insurance Company which is now the American General Life Insurance Company, in the Milford, Lincoln and Ellendale area for 20 years before becoming disabled in 1996.
He enjoyed playing golf.
Mr. Case was a member of the Reformation Lutheran Church, Milford, the National Association of Life Underwriters, and the Shawnee Country Club.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Deborah M. Case; three sons, John W. Case, III Bobby W. Case, and Billy M. Case, all at home; a daughter, Debbie Walters of Abington, Md.; his mother, Marie Case of Dover; a brother, Steven Case of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren, Jacob, Kaitlyn, and Shelby Walters of Abington.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reformation Lutheran Church, 613 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, U.S. 113, Milford.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be made to Hope Lodge, 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Arrangements by Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford.
Sarah R. 'Reba' McGinnes, 76
NEW CASTLE - Sarah R. ''Reba'' McGinnes died Monday, June 1, 1998, in Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 76.
Mrs. McGinnes was born in Smyrna.
She was an assistant manager for Warner Theaters, Wilmington for 30 years, retiring in 1978.
She is survived by a son, Edward ''Joe'' J. McGinnes of New Castle; two brothers, Alvin Rose of Wilmington, and Benjamin Rose Sr. of Smyrna; a sister, Mary Manelski of Smyrna; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday, June 4, 1998 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, where friends may call an hour prior to the service.
Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Ella Mae Williams, 75
SELBYVILLE - Ella Mae Williams of Selbyville died of pneumonia Monday, June 1, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 75.
Mrs. Williams was born in Berlin, Md., the daughter of the late John and Katie Dorthy Tingle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence M. Williams Sr., 1998 and a son, Clarence M. Williams, Jr.
She is survived by three sons, Melvin Williams of Rialto, Calif., Stanford Williams of Berlin and John Williams of Selbyville; a stepson, Ronnie Hall of Clarksville; seven daughters, Alice Price and Navada Tingle, both of Berlin, Ernestine Tindal of Millsboro, Gloria Hohnson and Marcella Williams, both of Selbyville, Sallie Shoell of Newark and Ella Blunt of Long Neck; two brothers, John Tingle of Chester, Pa., and James Tingle; four sisters, Certrude Waters and Elizabeth Postley, both of Bishopville, Viola Tunnell of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mildred Mumford of Bishop; 37 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, James Williams of Chester; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Curtis Untited Methodist Church, Bishopville, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Thomas Sturgis will officiate and the Rev. Joyce Whitington will assist.
Burial will be in the church cememtery.
Arrangements by Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home, Salisbury.
Marvin James Lowman Sr., 81
MARYDEL - Marcvin James Lowman Sr. died of natural causes Wednesday, June 3, 1998, in his home. He was 81.
Mr. Lowman was born 1916 in Templeville, Md., the son of the late Guerney and Mollie Glanden Lowman.
He was owner of Lowman Construction Company, residentual contracting.
Mr. Lowman was a World War II Army veteran technician, 5th grade, serving in the Rhineland and Centeral Europe.
He enjoyed trap shooting.
Mr. Lowman was a lifetime member of the Millington V.F.W. Post #652, and past commander from 1991-1994.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette Lowman in 1965, his second wife, Laura Lowman in 1980, and his third wife, Irene Lowman in 1991.
He is survived by four sons, Robert Lowman of Millington, Marvin J. Lowman, Jr. of Kenton, Kenneth Lowman of of Philladelphia, and Dr. Bruce Lowman of Hilton Head, N.C., a daughter, Carolyn Lowman of Millington, Md.; three sisters, Mildred Wyatt of Dover, Louise Trice of Templville, Md., and Eleanor Kingsley of Alexandria, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock, Md.
Contributions can be made to Millington V.F.W. Post 652, P.O. Box 420, Millington, Md. 21651 or Marydel Vol. Fire Co., c/o Ralph Rossi, P.O. Box 400 Marydel, DE 19964.
Howard Richard Mitchell, 72
SEAFORD - Howard Richard Mitchell of Seaford died of cancer Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Life Care at Lafland Park, Seaford. He was 72.
Mr. Mitchell was born in Millville, the son of the late Bejamin and Helen Lekites Mitchell.
He retired from Delaware Electric Co-Operative, Greenwood, in 1988 after 41 years of service. He was general manager of the Co-op from 1977 to 1981, and was an area supervisor from 1981-1988.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the South Pacific.
Mr. Mitchell was a member of Nanticoke Post 6 American Legion, Seaford.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Donaway Mitchell; two stepsons, Stephen C. Theis of Seaford and Joseph W. Willson of Bridgeville; a stepdaughter, Donna T. Nickles of Easley, S.C.; a brother, Earl W. Mitchell of Rehoboth Beach; and nine step-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Earle N. Baker will officiate.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
Contributions can be made to Mt. Olivet Untied Methodist Church Memorial Fund, High Street, Seaford, DE 19973.
Arrangements by Watson-Yates Fuenral Home Inc., Seaford.
Albert Lloyd Hatton, 79
MILLSBORO - Albert Lloyd Hatton of Millsboro died of heart failure Saturday, May 30, 1998 in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 79.
Mr. Hatton was born 1919 in Accomac, Via.
He was a retired truck driver for Paramont.
He is survived by a daughter, Sandy Adams of Georgetown; a son-in-law, Wilbort Adams of Georgetown; a devoted friend, Marie Hood of Millsboro; three grandchildren; three brothers, William Hatton Sr. and Wesley Hatton Sr., both of Philadelphia, and James Hatton Jr. of Ohio; five sisters, Lendora Hatton, Jannie Jubliee of New York, Ernestine Edmonds and Chatherine Satchell, both of Philadelphia, and Minnie Feddamn of Dagsboro; and a host of neices, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the St. Johns Baptist Church, Millsboro, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, 309 North St., Milford.
Walter W. Kiser Sr., 59
HARRINGTON - Walter W. Kiser Sr. of Harrington died Thursday, June 4, 1998, in his home. He was 59.
Mr. Kiser was born in New London, Conn., the son of the late Corbett and Emma Kiser.
He attended Morgan State University for a year, he then transfered to a Baltimore Community College to receive his two-year degree.
Mr. Kiser was a welder construction worker for the Boiler Makers Union. He recently retired from the General Dynamics Electric Division in Conn., after 12 years of service.
He was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps after serving from 1957-1959.
He loved and provided for his family, often working long hours to accomplish this fact. Not only was he family oriented, he was very outgoing and friendly often takin time to talk with a stranger and getting to know them. He loved nature and the outdoors which included gardening, fishing, and a love for all animals.
Mr. Kiser was a member of of the Saint Bernadette Catholic Church in Harrington.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Barbara Kiser of Harrington; a son Walter W. Kiser Jr. of Harrington; a daughter, Emma Catherine Kiser of Harrington; a brother, Corbett Kiser of Waterford, Conn.; and three sisters, Helen Hunt and Betty Ranenlle, both of Groton, Conn., and Barbara Gore of Uncasville, Conn.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Melvin Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Angeloni of the Saint Bernadette Church, Harrington.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Elizabeth C. Walbert Richardson, 84
RIDGELY, Md. - Elizabeth C. Walbert Richardson of Ridgely died of natural causes Thursday, June 4, 1998 in Corsica Hills Nursing Home, Centerville. She was 84.
Mrs. Richardson was born 1914 in Talbort, Colo., the daughter of the late Joseph Carroll and Mary Verona Hardesty Connolley.
She was a homemaker and helped on a farm. She worked for several years at Tidewater Publishing, Centerville.
Mrs. Richardson was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Chruch,
She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Walbert in 1972, her second husband, Charles V. Richardson in 1994 and a son, Richard George Walbert in 1936.
She is survived by three sons, Herman F. Walbert of Ridgely, Franklin Walbert of Centreville, and Phillip Walbert of Cleveland, Ala.; two sisters, Ellen Lazzeri of Smyrna and Henrietta Maloney of Milford, three brothers, Charles Connolley of Warren, R.I., Harrison Connolley of Federalsburg, and John Felix Connolley of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Benedicts Catholic Church, Ridgely.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro.
Burial will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Church Hill.
Contributions can be made to Alxeimer's Accociation, 540 Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212.
Helen Virginia 'Ms. Ginny' Hunley, 81
FOUNTAIN, Md. - Helen Virginia ''Ms. Ginny' Hunley of Fountain (Big Wood) died Friday, May 29, 1998, in Corsica Hills Nursing Center, Centerville. She was 81.
Mrs. Hunley was born in Fountain, the daughter of the Asbury Stanley and the late Estella Graves-Forman.
She was educated in the Kent County Public School system.
She was employed at Vita Food Products Inc., Chestertown, for 20 years, she also worked at Leeds Travel Ware, Clayton, for 11 years and retired from East Winds Industries in Dover in 1979.
Mrs. Hunley was a member of Fountain United Methodist Church. She was actively involved in many area of the church, but her greatest intrests were the Blue Ribbon Chours in which she was one of the lead soloist, the Sunday School and the youth. She worked patiently and diligently in all three areas until her health began to fail.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Hunley in 1990 and two grandsons, Marvin A. Scott and Denzeire B. Hunley.
She is survived by three sons, Velma Hunley of Grassonville, Ronald Hunley of District Heights, James Asbury Hunley of Fountain; three daughters, Flossie Johnson and Joyce Jeffers, both of Chestrtown, Md., and Emily Miller of Fountian; four sisters, Elaine Friend of Claymont, Del., Julia Hayes of Hollywood, Fla., Sylvia Hollis of Chester, Pa., and Mary Brown of Minatola, N.J.; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and a sister-in-law.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at New Christian Chapel of Love Church Big Woods, Md., where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Friends may also call 7-9 p.m. today at the church. The Rev. Barbara Loper-Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by the Walley Funeral home, Chestertown.
Virginia Gladys Todd, 86
DENTON, Md. - Virginia Gladys Todd of Denton, Md., died of natural causes Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 86.
Mrs. Todd was born 1912 in Greensboro, Md., the daughter of the late Garfield and Lottie Greenlee Bibrough.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Francis Todd, 1982.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia E. Aviles of Denton, Md., Phyllis Potts of Tuson, Ariz., Mary Head of N.J.; three sons, Eugene Todd of Greensboro, Md., Francis Todd and Robert Todd, both of N.J.; a brother, Fred Bilbrough of Denton; 27 grandchildren, four of whom resided with her; Wanda, Frankie, Earl and Gladys Aviles, and 38 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at teh Fleegie and Helfenbein Funeral Home, 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, Md.
Harry B. Quillen, 94
DAGSBORO - Harry B. Quillen of Dagsboro died of injuries received from an automobile accident Thursday, June 4, 1998. He was 94.
Mr. Quillen was born 1903 near White's Neck, Dagsboro the son of the late David W. Quillen and Hattie Ellis.
He worked as a deck hand and quartermaster on pilot boats and tug boats, and was later a farmer until he retired.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rose Quillen, 1995.
He is survived by two sons, Stewart D. Quillen and Albert B. Quillen; a daughter, Irene Holston, all of Millsboro; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Fankford. The Rev. James M. Griffin Jr. will officiate.
Burial will be in the Prince George's Cemetery, Dagsboro.
Michael John McCool, 31
CECILTON, Md. - Michael John McCool died of an accidental drowning while at work Thursday, June 4, 1998, in Broad Creek, near St. Michaels. He was 31.
Mr. McCool was born 1966 in Elkton, Md., the son of Chuck McCool of Cecilton, Md., and Marge McCool of Phoenix, Ariz.
He was a 1985 graduate of Wilmington High School, he also attended DeVry Institute in Phoenix, Ariz.
He worked for Bailey Marine Construction Co.
Mr. McCool loved being around water, for work and for pleasure.
In addition to his parents he is survived by a brother, Mark McCool of Ceciton, Md.
Service will be noon Tuesday at Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schacch, 118 West Cross St., Galena, Md., where friends may call three hours prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Family suggest contributions to be made in his memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in care of Galena Funeral Home, Box 235, Galena, MD 21635.
Dr. Christopher M. Martin, 26
BEAR - Dr. Christopher M. Martin of Bear died of heart failure Thursday, June 4, 1998. He was 26.
Dr. Martin was a 1988 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School and a graduate of George Washington University Medical College, Virginia in 1997.
He was a resident dentist.
Dr. Martin was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
He is survived by his father and step-mother, John, III and Debra Martin of Milton; his mother and step-father, Debra and Richard Morgan of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Michele Martin of Alexandria, Va.; paternal grandmother, Irene Martin of Milton; maternal grandmother, May Starr of Milton; two uncles, Frederick Starr of Rehoboth, John Starr of Milton; an aunt Terri L. Martin of Milton; two step-brothers, Charles Cordivano and Edward Cordivano, III, both of Dover.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, Federal St., Milton, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Coolspring Presbyterian Cemetery, Coolspring.
Contributions can be made to the Christopher M. Martin Memorial Fund, c/o Wilmington Trust, Milton, DE.
Jeanette Carey, 46
LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Jeanette Carey, of Lake Worth Fla., died Thursday, June 4, 1998, in DelRay Medical Center, DelRay Beach, Fla. She was 46.
Mrs. Carey was born 1951 in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of the late Augustino Misercola and Lena Piacente.
She held an Associates degree in Computer Science.
She was a manager of a Baking Industry, she retired in 1993.
Mrs. Carey served with the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years, she received a district Award of Merit for scouting. She was one of the first woman in the country to receive the Order of the Arrow.
She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Carey of Lake Worth, Fla.; a son, Thomas Augustine Carey of Omaha, Ne.; two sisters, Elaine Piccininni of Fairfield, N.J. Gloria DePalma of Monocki, N.J.; a grad-daughter, Augustina Carey at home; and a grandson, James Carey, at home.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edmonds Catholic Church, King Charles and Laurel Streets, Rehoboth Beach.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Hwy., Lewes.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery-Pilottown, Lewes.