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Whitney Theodore 'Pop' Michael Sr., 92
DOVER - Whitney Theodore ''Pop'' Michael Sr. of Dover died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in his home. He was 92.
Mr. Michael was the son of the late James Edward and Marjorie Alma Knott Michael.
He was a graduate of Juniata College.
He was a coach for Caesar Rodney High School. He arrived at Caesar Rodney High in 1928, after lettering in football, basketball and baseball at Juniata College, Pa. From 1928 to 1943, he coached football, baseball, girls and boys basketball, soccer and track at CR.
Pop Michael was CR's greatest all-around coach. His track team won the county meet at Harrington every year until it was discontinued. His baseball and boys basketball teams went to state tournament finals. His girls basketball teams won 64 of 66 games in a five-year span ending in 1936, and in 1935 they won the last Delaware state girls basketball championship until it was later restored in the 1980s. Although his soccer teams were successful, Pop pushed to have football revived, fielding his first eleven in 1932. The team's 2-7 record included a 53-0 loss to Dover and a 7-0 win over Dover, as the most heated of all Delaware school rivalries began. The Riders were 6-2 in 1933, losing only to Dover and Laurel. After a 1935 Thanksgiving Day win over Dover, the Rider-Senator competition heated up to such an extent (including violence) that it was temporarily suspended five years later. Michael lauded players Eddie Graham, Jack Larrimore, Nat Taylor, Johnny Miller, Robert Bilow, Harold Bennett and Bill Brown as ''some of the best I ever coached.'' His 1941 grid team finished 4-1-1 and his last team in 1942 was 2-1-2. He later opened a sandwich shop across from the school where one of his frequent visitors was the former Dottie Spence, one of his mid-30s basketball stars, and her husband, a young actor named Robert Mitchum, from Felton. He returned to teaching and coaching in 1956, at Smyrna High School where he guided the JV basketball and baseball teams.
He retired permanently in 1968. He then took up golf. After two years he was shooting in the 70s and 80s. For his legacy, ''Pop'' will always be remembered and revered as the ''Father of Caesar Rodney Football.''
Mr. Michael was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing cards.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Esther Beatrice Austin Michael in 1981.
He is survived by three sons, Whitney T. Michael Jr. of Elkton, Md., Dr. Edward A. ''Skip'' Michael of Dover and Carl S. Michael of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Marjorie Katchmark and son-in-law, Jack T., both of Dover, with whom he he lived for 17 years; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
There will be a private graveside service.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Pop Michael Scholarship Fund, c/o of Caesar Rodney High School, 239 Old North Road, Camden, DE 19934.
Ronald K. Regan Sr., 75
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Ronald K. Regan of Cambridge died of cancer Sunday, June 7, 1998, in the Chesapeake Woods Center. He was 75.
Mr. Regan was born in 1922, in Baltimore.
He graduated from the McDonogh School when it had a military orientation, and was outstanding in the calvalry and the ice hockey team. He graduated in 1939 from the Johns Hopkins University.
Mr. Regan enlisted into the U.St. Navy, while he was at Hopkins, and served honorably until the end of World War II.
He then began his business career, establishing a Studebaker Automobile Dealership on Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore. With the end of the Studebaker Corp., he joined the Chrysler Corp. and rose to Eastern regional manager.
While active in the automobile industry, he maintained a real estate license and became a consultant to the Federal Corps of Engineers. His federal real estate career culminated with his appointment as chief of real estate for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C., until his retirement. Mr. Regan was appointed as a consultant for the Postal service, in Columbia, Md., and retired in 1992 at the age of 70.
Mr. Regan was a 32nd degree, 50-year member of the Oriental Lodge 158; Choptank Lodge No. 138; Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Maryland; Baltimore Forest No. 45; Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Knight Templar, Trustee, Baltimore Royal Arch Chapter No. 40; Eastern Shore Shrine Club; York Rite of Denton, and Boumi Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. He was quite active in civic groups having been a member of the Arbutus Lions Club; the Halethorpe Kiwanis Club; the Easton Elks Club; the Rolling Road Golf Club; the Cambridge Country Club; Cambridge American Legion Post 0091, and the Engineers Society of Baltimore.
He is survived by his wife of 22 yers, Melva; two sons, Ronald K. Regan Jr. of Elliocott City, Md. and Dr. Bruce L. Regan of Catonsville, Md.; two step-children, C. Ellen Thomas of Trappe, Md. and Capt. Jack Kerger of Madison, Md.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of McDonogh School in Owing Mills, Md.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Masonic Children's Hospital, Cancer Fund, or the charity of your choice.
Elda Rose Walters, 81
DOVER - Elda Rose Walters of Dover, formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 81.
Mrs. Walters was born in 1917, in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Enoch Watson and Margaret Gillis Mains.
She was a homemaker, caring for her family.
Mrs. Walters enjoyed baking and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jonathan S. Walters in 1989 and three sisters, Dorothy Sustrick, Ada Cable and Bonnie Zurick.
She is survived by a son, Johathan Jr., and a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Walters, both of St. Augustine, Fla.; a daughter, Jean, and son-in-law, William T. Peppard Sr., both of Dover; four brothers, Enoch Mains (her twin), of Uniontown, James Mains of Vance Mills, Pa., Wade Mains of Mt. Carmel, Pa., Herbert Mains of El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Sarah Remich of San Bernadino, Calif., and Gertrude Brown of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; five grandchildren, Cathy Miller and Susan Walters, both of Augustine, Fla., Heather Peppard of Norfolk, Va., Jonathan Walters III of Pocatella, Idaho, and William Peppard of Dover; a great-granddaughter, Mary Jane Miller of St. Augustine.
Service will be at 1 p.m. today at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover.
Burial will be in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Dover.
This lovely lady will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Mildred D. Berghorn, 77
CLAYTON - Mildred D. Berghorn of Clayton died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in her home. She was 77.
Mrs. Berghorn was born in 1920, in Woodside, the daughter of the late John and Lillian Johnson Cook.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Berghorn attended the Smyrna Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon G. Berghorn in 1976.
She is survived by a son, Vernon G. Berghorn at home; a daughter, Donna J. Berghorn, also at home.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Margaret C. Hodgkin, 76
DAGSBORO - Margaret C. Hodgkin of Dagsboro died of cancer Monday, June 8, 1998, in her home. She was 76.
Mrs. Hodgkin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of the late William B. and Margaret Murphy Cochran.
She was a clerical worker for the Prudential Insurance Co. in Warminster, Pa., retiring in 1982, after 12 years.
Mrs. Hodgkin was a member of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Millsboro and the Dagsboro Century Club in Dagsboro.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John B. Hodgkin Jr.; a son, John B. Hodgkin III of Crofton, Md.; a daughter, Patricia Ann Poulter of Belchertown, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the St. Mark's Episcopal Church, State Street, Millsboro, where the Rev. G. William Truitt will officiate.
Burial will be later in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, c/o Mrs. Roberta Collins, 205 Laurel Road, Millsboro, DE 19966 or to the Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Oscar W. McCabe Sr., 78
MILLSBORO - Oscar W. McCabe Sr. of Millsboro died of heart failure Monday, June 8, 1998, in the Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 78.
Mr. McCabe was born near Millsboro, the son of the late John F. and Ella Bunting McCabe.
He was a self-employed farmer.
Mr. McCabe was a member of the Hickory Hill United Methodist Church, where he was a former Sunday School treasurer.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Radish McCabe; a son, Oscar W. McCabe Jr. of Millsboro; a brother, John F. McCabe of Dagsboro; a sister, Kathaleen Franklin of Millsboro and two grandchildren, Ashley and Elise.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
The Rev. Phyllis Walton will officiate.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Hickory Hill United Church Building Fund, c/o Roy Rogers, Del. 4, Box 424D, Millsboro, DE 19966.
Howard W. 'Buck' Stanley Sr., 94
NEW CASTLE - Howard W.''Buck'' Stanley Sr. of New Castle died Sunday, June 7, 1998, in the Christiana Hospital. He was 94.
Mr. Stanley was born in 1903 in Clayton.
He was raised in New Castle, and was a graduate of New Castle High School (now known as Arsenal on the Green Restaurant) For his 90th birthday party, he had over 200 people attend, including dignitaries from the Delaware State Highway Department.
Mr. Stanley worked with the Delaware State Highway Department for 43 years. He retired from the Delaware State Highway Department in 1967 as maintenance engineer for New Castle County.
He was a member of Fairwinds Baptist Church in Bear.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Webb Stanley in 1973; two sons, Howard W. Stanley Jr. in 1960 and Lewis B. Stanley in 1933.
He is survived by two sons, Clarence G. Stanley of Dover and Douglass B. Stanley of Bear; three daughters, Pearl S. Parson and Evelyn S. Bendler, both of New Castle, and Agnes S. Bentley of Bear; two sisters, Mary Morton of Wilmington and Marie Haley of Smyrna; two brothers, Woodrow W. Stanley of Newark and James Edward Stanley of Wilmington; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fairwinds Baptist Church, 801 Seymour Road, Bear, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Friends may also call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Gebhart Funeral Home, 531 Delaware Street, Old New Castle.
Burial will be in St. Georges Cemetery, St. Georges.
Roy Jefferson Wade, 70
KENNEDYVILLE, Md. - Roy Jefferson Wade of Kennedyville, formerly of Wilmington, died as a result of heart failure Monday, June 8, 1998, in Kent/Queen Anne's Hospital. He was 70.
Mr. Wade was born in Alto, Ga., the son of the late Lewis and Delia Ferguson Wade.
He spent his formative years in Georgi. and in the mid-1960s, he and his wife Catherine moved to Wilmington.
Mr. Wade worked in construction as a younger man and later a truck driver in and about the construction industry.
He was an active member of Teamsters Union 326 out of Wilmington, retiring in 1988.
Mr. Wade loved his family, his children and grandchildren. He was an outgoing person who was always surrounded by family and friends. In his younger years being an avid automobile racing fan, he would love to travel to watch the different races. He also enjoyed fishing. In his spare time, he enjoyed working in his vegetable garden.
He was preceded in death by a son many years ago.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Catherine Wade of Kennedyville, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Moore of Betterton, Md., and Diane Dunkleburger of Brandon, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Armour of Alto and Elaine Wade of Athens, Ga.; a brother, T. Lee Wade of Alto; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Still Pond Cemetery, Still Pond, Md.
William H. Beckett, 54
WILMINGTON - William H. Beckett of Wilmington died Monday, June 8, 1998, in Wilmington. He was 54.
Mr. Beckett attended George Washington Carver School in Frankford and William C. Jason School in Georgetown.
He was in the National Guard for six years.
Mr. Beckett was a truck driver for 29 years, previously working for Oriole Chemical Co., Delaware City.
He was a member of Iron Hill Church of God, Old Baltimore Pike, Newark.
Service will be at noon Friday at the Church of God, Iron Hill, Newark, Old Baltimore Pike, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington.
Dorothy Ellen Mace, 71
GREENSBORO, Md. - Dorothy Ellen Mace of Greensboro died of natural causes Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in the home of her daughter. She is 71.
Mrs. Mace was born in 1927 in Greensboro, the daughter of the late Frank G. Lituski and Ella Knox Lituski.
She graduated from Greensboro High School in 1944.
Mrs. Mace was a homemaker and worked for 15 years at Bodie's Dairy Mart in Greensboro.
She was a member of the Greensboro Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Lituski Jr. in 1956.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Franklin Mace; two daughters, Wanda Lea Terhune of Greensboro and Sharon Ann Davis of Denton; a brother, Leo Lituski of Dover; a sister, Virginia Lee Bradley of Denton; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fleegle and Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
Donald F. Ferguson, 81
DOVER - Donald F. Ferguson of Dover died after a lengthy illness, Monday, June 8, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 81.
Mr. Ferguson was born in New Boston, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence and Iva Osbourne Ferguson.
He went into retailing after completing high school, then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He saw much action in the Pacific flying 55 missions as a flight engineer in the B-24 Liberator. After his honorable discharge in 1945, he again went into retailing until being called back into service during the Korean conflict. He decided to make the armed forces a career and retired as a master sergeant in 1968.
Mr. Ferguson worked for the Delaware Highway Sign Department for 10 years before retiring fully in 1978.
He was a member of many service associated activities including the Sergeants Association and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Ora Vogan Ferguson in 1985.
There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.
Arrangements by Michael J. Ambruso Funeral Director,
Millie 'Denise' Loper Jackson, 41
DOVER - Millie ''Denise'' Loper Jackson of Dover died of cardiac arrest Sunday, June 7, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 41.
Mrs. Jackson was an employee at Dunkin Donuts.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Jackson.
She is survived by her husband, Alexander; three sons, Maurice, Curtis and Michael, all living at home; father-in-law, Alexander Jackson of Va.; a brother-in-law, Wayne Givens, of New York; six sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Cotton, Louise Jackson, Betty Jackson, Cathy Jackson and Merita Perry, all of Baltimore and Dorothy Thompson of New Mexico; two brothers, Alfred Maull and William Loper, both of Felton; five sisters, Doris A. Loper of Richmond, Calif., Margaret M. Mosley of Dover, Constance V. Dexter of Seaford, Yvonne E. Loper of Harrington and Andrea Gibbs of Fort Meade, Md.; five aunts, Thelma Holloway of Dover, and Amelia Hawkins, Margaret King, Doris Campbell and Jeanette Sinkfield, all of Felton; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Service will be at noon Saturday at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 113 West St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Dover.
Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.
William K. 'Bill' Cary, 87
WILMINGTON - William K. ''Bill'' Cary of Wilmington died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in the Kutz Home Inc. He was 87.
Mr. Cary was born in 1910 in Binghamton, N.Y., son of the late Cornelius M. and Marion Barclay Cary.
He grew up in Binghamton and attended Eastern schools.
Mr. Cary was a N.Y. State Trooper in the 30s, once asigned to guard detail for Gov. Al Smith. Following that, he was head of security for the New York State Electric Co. in Binghamton. His family moved to Smyrna in 1951, where Bill had a career in tank trailer sales with Fruehoff, then Brockway. Another move came in 1962, to Wilmington, where Bill brokered tank trailers until his retirement 1985.
He was one of the founding members of the Dover Elks, Lodge 1903, and in 1953 and 1954, its first Exalted Ruler. To this day, he remains a charter member of that organization and has been a distinguished Elk for 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia M. Carey, in 1969.
He is survived by two sons, William K. Cary Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., and Con A. Cary of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Gayle Doughten of Smyrna and Cynthia Cary James of Wilmington; three sisters, Evelyn G. Waltman of Ellicott City, Md., Marion E. Cary of Binghamton, and Helen Eickhoff of Vestal, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, at the First Presbyterian Church, 118 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Northern Division, Ste. 100, Clayton Bldg., 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., 29 S. Main St., Smyrna.
Wendell Otis Bates, 83
WOODSIDE - Wendell Otis Bates of Woodside died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in his home. He was 83.
Mr. Bates was born in Springfield, Mass., the son of the late Harrison and Ruth Frazier Bates.
He was a sterotypist for the Wilmington News Journal and also worked for the Old Chester Times. He retired in 1974.
Mr. Bates was a mason in Chicippee, Mass.
He enjoyed working outdoors in his spare time.
Mr. Bates attended Christ Memorial Baptist Church in Dover.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kendal Bates in 1995.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edna M. Ricko Bates of Dover; a daughter, Elizabeth Sargent of Pecook, N.H.; two foster sons, Thomas Howe of Alexander, Va., and Walter Rekoles of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a foster daughter, Marilyn Tebbets of Shotesbury, Mass.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in East Leverett Cemetery, Leverett, Mass.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Mariane Elizabeth Watts Beck, 61
MILLINGTON, Md. - Mariane Elizabeth Watts Beck of Millington died Monday, June 8, 1998, in Kent/Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown, Md. She was 61.
Mrs. Beck was born in Long Island, N.Y., the daughter of the late Archebold and Eleanore E. Keppler Watts.
She worked as a transcriber in the X-ray department at Kent/Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown for a number of years.
Mrs. Beck enjoyed sewing, gardening and making crafts.
In addition to her husband of 41 years, Richard Henry Beck, she is survived by a son, Richard H. Beck Jr. of Millington; three daughters, Elizabeth ''Cricket'' Beck and Deborah Ingram, both of Massey, Md., and Nancy L. Hickman of Still Pond, Md.; and seven grandchildren.
Service and burial was private.
Anthony Tyrone Rochester Sr., 47
WILMINGTON - Anthony Tyrone Rochester Sr. of Wilmington died Friday, June 5, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital, in Wilmington. He was 47.
Mr. Rochester was born in Baltimore, and raised in Rock Hall, Md. He was the son of Rudolph Rochester and Rebecca A. Johnson and the Rev. William H. Johnson.
He attended the public schools of Kent County, Md., and graduated from Garnette High School.
Mr. Rochester was self-employed in the car washing and detailing business after moving to Wilmington.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Miffin and Angeline Rochester, and Reba Hopkins.
In addition to his father, Rudolph Rochester of Texas, and his mother, Rebecca Johnson and step-father, the Rev. William H. Johnson Sr. of Laurel, he is survived by two sons, Keith Rochester of Baltimore and Anthony Rochester Jr. of Wilmington; four brothers, Arthur Franklin Brown and William H. Johnson Jr., both of Wilmington, Arnold Johnson of Chestertown, Md., and Ronald L. Johnson of Westover, Md.; four sisters, Janet Johnson of Rock Hall, and Alberta Wickes, Wanda Johnson and Sylvia D. Johnson, all of Chestertown; four aunts, Airlee Carter, Jean Sisco and Phyllis Sisco, all of Rock Hall, and Annette Gable of Philadelphia; two uncles, Wilford Rochester of Chestertown and Milford Rochester of Philadelphia; two great-aunts, Gussie Moore of White Plains, N.Y., and Nanie Sisco of Rock Hall; three great-uncles, Charles Scott Sr. of Baltimore, and Owen Phillips and Willis Harris Sr., both of Rock Hall; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Service will be at 11 a.m. today at Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church, Rock Hall, Edesville, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Esther A. Miller, 60
WYOMING - Esther A. Miller of Wyoming died of heart failure Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in the Southern Chester County Medical Center in Chester, Pa. She was 60.
Mrs. Miller was born in 1938, in Huntsburg, Ohio, the daughter of the late Andrew R. and Gertrude Byler.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Rosa Byler in 1981.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, John Miller; 11 children, Dorothy Coblentz of Crab Orchard, Ky., Daniel Miller of Narvon, Pa., Emma Miller of Dover, Andy Miller of Crab Orchard, Rosa Yoder of Clayton, Sara Nissley of Mondovi, Wisc., Marvin Miller of Dover, Toby Miller of Wyoming, Lydia Miller of Wyoming, Laura Miller of Dover and Susanna King of Hartly; three brothers, Rubin Byler of Dover, Sam Byler of Gradyville, Ky., and Andy Byler of Miron, Ky.; five sisters, Lydia Byler of Kenton, Fannie Byler of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Yoder of Dover, Gertrude King of Dover and Katie Miller of Wyoming, and 38 grandchildren.
Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the home of William C. Byler, Rose Valley School Road, Dover, where friends may call.
Burial will be in the Amish Cemetery, Dover.
Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Mildred D. Morris, 84
SMYRNA - Mildred D. Morris of Smyrna, formerly of Millsboro/Seaford, died Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in the Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna. She was 84.
Mrs. Morris worked as a domestic factory and farm worker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Morris in 1982.
She is survived by a daughter, Lula L. Draine of Lewes; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Service and burial will be private in Jackson-Perkins Cemetery, Middleford.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to D.H.C.I. Residence Activity Fund, c/o Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Millie Ward, 79
LEWES - Millie Ward of Lewes died of heart failure Friday, June 5, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 79.
Miss Ward was born in 1919 in Painter, Va.
She was a retired factory worker.
Miss Ward is survived by aunts and cousins.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church, Lewes, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Lewes.
Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Homes, Milford.
Mabel Marion Butler-Wright, 88
EWINGTOWN, Md. - Mabel Marion Butler-Wright died Friday, June 5, 1998, in Chestertown Rehabilitation Center, Chestertown, Md. She was 88.
Mrs. Wright was born in Church Hill, the daughter of the late William and Etta Butler.
She attended grade school in Church Hill.
Mrs. Wright did private family work for the Morris' in Centreville and Thomas Elliason in Chestertown for many years.
Mabel, or ''Honey'' as she was called by her grandchildren, was a sweet person, everyone who came in contact with her, took to her, both young and old. She often gave words of wisdom and would tell you how you always have to have faith and trust in the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel E. Wright; a daughter, Elizabeth Taylor and a grandson, Andre Taylor.
She is survived by two sons, Samuel Wright Jr. of Wilmington, Del., and William Leon Wright of Ewingtown; two daughters, Lucille Strong of Quaker Neck and Anna Ringgold of Ewingtown; one sister, Mary Goldsboro of New Jersey; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Nora Wilson-Wright; two sisters-in-law, Bertha Newnam and Margaret Wright, both of Ewingtown; one nephew, James Thomas of Millington; she is also survived by two special people, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Christy.
Service will be at 1 p.m. today at Boyers Chapel Church in Ewingtown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
The Rev. Mae Etta Moore will officiate.
Burial will be in Rich Neck Hall Cemetery, Ewingtown.
Arrangements by the Walley Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Mary Christine Kanarr, 75
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - Mary Christine Kanarr of Prince Frederick, formerly of Denton, died of cancer Tuesday, June 9, 1998, in her home. She was 75.
Mrs. Kanarr was born in Canadian, Texas, the daughter of the late James Finley McDonald and Mary Eller McDonald.
She attended nursing school for three years at North Western Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Patrick Kanarr, in 1983.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Paul Emerson Kanarr of Prince Frederick; five sons, Ronald Paul Kanarr of Grand Forks, N.D., John Wesley Kanarr of Preston, David Michael Kanarr of Salisbury, Eric Scott Kanarr of Chesapeake Beach and Kenneth Emerson Kanarr of Columbia; three daughters, Paula Jane Gunson of Seaford, and Mary Louise Phillips and Sue Harris, both of Denton; two sisters, Dorothy Daniels of Alanreid, Texas, and Janice Thompson of Higgins, Texas; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Denton Cemetery in Denton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Maryland State Library for the Blind, 415 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201-3603 or the Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Estella Ida Mills, 87
TRAPPE, Md. - Estella Ida Mills of Trappe died Monday, June 8, 1998, in Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 87.
Mrs. Mills was born in 1911, the daughter of the late Charles and Ida May Roberts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore S. Mills in 1973, and a daughter, Mazie Mae Green.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Robert Green of Baltimore; a sister, Annie Ross and a brother, Russell Roberts, both of Trappe; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Roberts of Trappe and Lottie Roberts of Snow Hill; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces and a host of friends.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Scott's United Methodist Church in Trappe, where friends may call from 9-10:50 a.m.
Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery, Trappe.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.