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Leo Franklin Johnson Sr., 72
FELTON - Leo Franklin Johnson Sr. of Felton died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 72.
Mr. Johnson was the son of the late William Madison and Anna Julian Marrey Johnson.
He was a truck driver for Teal Construction Co. in Dover for over 20 years.
He enjoyed working outdoors and in his garden.
Mr. Johnson was a member of Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge #203, and an associate member of V.F.W. #652 in Millington, Md.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lilliam Connors Johnson in 1993, a brother, Clifton R. Johnson in 1996, and a sister, Anna E. Garrett in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Austin Johnson of Felton; a son, Leo F. Johnson, Jr. of Middletown; a daughter, L. Marie ''Sue'' Condron of Clayton; a stepson, Raymond Reed of Zephyrhills, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Elva Blendt of Woodland Beach, Barbara Lowman of Smyrna; four brothers, James B. Johnson of Dover, William B. Johnson, John T. Johnson and Lester E. Johnson, all of Clayton; two sisters, Minnie Pryatt and Hazel Hamilton, both of Clayton; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Trader Fuenral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Antione L. Adams, 18
DOVER - Antione L. Adams of Dover died Saturday, June 13, 1998, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 18.
Mr. Adams was born Jan. 7, 1980, in Easton, Md., the son of Gail Adams Peoples and Edward A. Hutchins of Dover, and the stepson of Karl E. Peoples of Easton.
He began his education in the public schools of Caroline County, Md., and after moving to Dover, he attended the public schools of Kent County. He graduated from Caesar Rodney High School on June 6 and was preparing to attend Delaware State University in the fall.
Antione was employed at Lone Star Steakhouse in Dover as a prep cook.
He attended Mount Zion AME Church of Dover occasionally with his grandparents. He also attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dover with his mother.
In addition to his parents and stepfather, he is survived by two daughters, Akilah L. Adams and Aja Johnson, both of Dover; his grandparents, Edward and Aletha Hutchins, both of Dover, and Elsie Homes of Federalsburg, Md.; two sisters, Kayla Peoples and LeAnn F. of Dover; a brother, Earl E. Peoples of Annapolis, Md.; three uncles, Charles Adams, Keenan Hutchins and Dwayne Holmes all of Dover; three aunts, Eugenia Smith of Cambridge, Md., Angela Holmes of Federalsburg, and Malica Dunnock of Columbia, Md.; three close cousins, Keenan Hutchins Jr. of Dover and Glenda and Christi Camper of Cambridge, Md.; a devoted friend, Carla M. Sanders of Dover; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.
There will be a memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion AME Church, Dover.
Reba E. Moore, 82
MILLSBORO - Reba E. Moore of Millsboro died of heart failure Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 82.
Mrs. Moore was born in Millsboro, the daughter of the late Isaac and Stella Pusey.
She was a secretary at Townsends Inc., Millsboro for 41 years, retiring in 1982.
Mrs. Moore was a member of Carey's United Methodist Church near Millsboro.
She is survived by a son, Gerald O. and his wife, Marion M. Moore; a grandson, Gerald O. Moore Jr., all of Frankford; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. in Carey's Cemetery, near Millsboro. The Rev. Ron Soulsman will officiate.
Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to be made in her memory to Sussex County Senior Services, Attn: Cheer Center, 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangement by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Harold Joseph Shea, 70
HARTLY - Harold Joseph Shea of Hartly died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 70.
Mr. Shea was a millwright at Kraft Foods, retiring in 1985.
He served in the U.S. Navy durring World War II.
He enjoyed traveling in his motor home in his spare time.
Mr. Shea was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Marydel, and a member of Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Harriet Matthews Shea of Hartly; two sons, Ricky T. Shea of Wilmington, N.C., Michael J. Shea of Green Bay, Wisc.; three daughters, Donna L. Shea of Kure Beach, N.C., Cindy B. Walker of , Hartly, Christine A. Philyaw of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; a brother, Lawerence J. Shea of Greenwood; three sisters, Arlene Williams of Prairie Du Chien, Wisc.; Maxine Green of Newport, N.J., Dolly Mancus of Bridgeton; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be 1 a.m. Tuesday at Inmaculate Conception Catholic Church, Main Street, Marydel, Del.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover.
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Main Street, Marydel, DE 19964 or to Calvary Assembly of God, 1141 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE 19901.
Mabel Isabella Young, 87
HILLSBORO, Md. - Mabel Isabella Young of Hillsboro died Monday, June 15, 1998, in University of Maryland, Shock Trauma in Baltimore. She was 87.
Mrs. Young was born Aug. 24, 1910, in Marydel, Md.
She loved people and worked for many years in service for her fellow man. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mrs. Young was a member of Thomastown Church for many years. She was a member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Denton, where she was president of the United Methodist Women for several years and later a very faithful member. She served as Communion Steward, was a member of the Senior Choir and the Gospel Choir. She was a committee member of Girl Scout Troup #47, which was affiliated with Metropolitan Church. She was a member of Golden Link Chapter #58, and also a member of John H. Jones Jr. Assembly No. 284, Order of Golden Circle.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Young of Hillsboro; a nephew, Michael Scott, and a host of nieces, nephews, couins and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Replanted Zion United Methodist Church, Ridgely, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. today.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Marydel.
Arragements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.
Preston Miller, 78
BALTIMORE - Preston Miller of Baltimore died Monday, June 15, 1998, in Baltimore. He was 78.
Mr. Miller was born April 1, 1920, in Atlantic, Va.
He attended public schools in Atlantic, Va. He also attended Shiloh Baptist Church, Atlantic.
He is suvived by his wife, Helen Miller; a son, Eugene B. Miller of Baltimore; there brothers, William, Herman, and Paul, all of Atlantic; three sisters, Alice Hickman, Catherine Townsend, both of Atlantic, and Wyester Flood of Baltimore; two aunts, Hattie and Lucille; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church, Atlantic.
Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Atlantic.
Arragements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, New Church, Va.
Charles Thomas Quimby, 82
CENTREVILLE, Md. - Charles Thomas Quimby of Centreville died Thursday, June 18, 1998, in his home. He was 82.
Mr. Quiby was born 1916 in Centreville, the son of the late Charles S. and Mary L. Pratt Quimby.
He graduated from Centerville High School.
Mr. Quibly was a self-employed farmer, retiring in 1980.
He was a member of the U.S. Trotting Association, the Eastern Shore Hunters and Hounds, a 50-year member of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Centreville Lodge 180, and the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Centreville United Methodist Church. He was a past member of the Maryland Breeders Association, the Cloverleaf, Standardbred Breeders Association of New Jersey, and the Queen Anne's County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Quimby of Centreville.
Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Centreville United Methodist Church.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. today at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 408 S. Liberty St., Centreville.
Burial will be in Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville.
Contributions can be made to Queen Anne's County Hospice, 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658.
Bernise J. Smith, 84
MILTON - Bernise J. Smith of Milton died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Harrison House, Georgetown. He was 84.
Mr. Smith was born Feb. 19, 1914, in Sidney Center, N.Y., the son of the late Rupert Ira Smith and Ora Belle Pomeroy.
He was a tool maker for IBM Company in Endicott, N.Y.
Mr. Smith was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, Del. 1 and Five Points, Lewes.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marian J. Smith; four daughters, Mary Ames and her husband, Gary of Concord, N.C., Susan Perry and her husband, Virgil of Palmyra, Va., Carol Smith of Rehoboth Beach, Teresa Smith of Ellicott City, Md.; two sons, Bernard Smith and his wife, Charlene of Mount Airy, Md., Stephen Smith of Wheaton, Md.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. today at St. Jude's Catholic Church, Del. 1 and Five Points, Lewes. Father Philip Sheekey will officiate.
Burial will be private.
Contributions can be made to Casa San Francisco Center, P.O. Box 38, Milton, DE 19968.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Joan Frances Cromer, 58
HOUSTON - Joan Frances Cromer of Houston died after a brave fight with lung cancer Thursday, June 18, 1998, in her daughter's home. She was 58.
Mrs. Cromer was born Jan 14, 1940, in Flushing, N.Y., the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Agnes Kral.
She briefly worked for the FBI as a secretary.
Mrs. Cromer enjoyed many things in life, but above all else, watching the success of her children. She also loved to read, listen to music, especially Yanni, watch television and spend time with her grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and all-around good person who always thought of others before herself. She achieved and experienced many great things during her life. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Emily in 1996.
She is survived by her husband, Leon L.; two daughters, Pamela A. Mosier and her husband Daniel of Bellville, Ohio, Kimberly A. Megonigal and her husband, Jeffrey of Houston; two sons, Christopher L. Cromer and Dean A. Cromer, both of Dover; five grandchildren, Andrew, Keith, Amanda, Matthew and Joseph; and three sisters, Marie Fleisher of Palm Springs, Calif., Arlene Smith of Oconto, Wisc., and Evelyn Renkewitz of East Northport, N.Y.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyomig Ave., Wyoming, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to help relieve expenses, c/o Mrs. Kimberly Megonigal, 619 Thistlewood Road, Houston, DE 19954.
Thomas J. Martin, 55
OCEAN VIEW - Thomas J. Martin of Ocean View, formerly of Lebanon, Pa., died of heart failure Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 55.
Mr. Martin was born in Lebanon, the son of the late David O. Martin and Stella Miller Martin.
He was employed as a painter, a welder and laborer for many years by Purcell Machine Co. of Palmyra, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Baum Martin; a son, Thomas J. Martin Jr. of Lebanon; two daughters, Crystal Ann Clay and Nancy Louise Martin, both of Annville, Pa.; three brothers, David W. Martin of Lebanon, William K. Martin of Michigan and Dennis Martin of Colebrook, Pa.; three sisters, Barbara Ritter of Annville, Jean Weber and Judy Schaffer, both of Lebanon and two grandchildren.
Service and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Service, Ocean View.
Floyd 'Sleepee' Holland Jr., 71
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Floyd ''Sleepee'' Holland Jr. of Cambridge died Saturday, June 13, 1998, in the Chesapeake Woods Center, Cambridge. He was 71.
Mr. Holland was born June 7, 1927, in Atlantic City, N.J., the son of the late Bishop Floyd Holland Jr. and the late Pastor Mary Holland.
He spent most of his life in Dorchester County. ''Sleepee'' attended his church regularly until his illness worsened.
He is survived by four sisters, Pastor Christina Calderon of Federalsburg, Evangelist Ethel Hayward of New Haven, Conn., Evangelist Josephine Wilson of Salisbury, and Mrs. Esther Coleman of Federalsburg; two brothers, John J. Holland of Oxford, and Timothy Holland of Easton; an aunt, Ella Black; two brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; a loving companion, Theresa Wilkins and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Hildred Samuel Willis, 75
ROCK HALL, Md. - Hildred Samuel Willis of Rock Hall died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. He was 75.
Mr. Willis was born in Rock Hall, the son of the late Samuel Willis and Nellie Hynson.
He attended Kent County public schools. He also attended a tailoring school in Baltimore.
Mr. Willis was a World War II veteran.
He was employed as a sanitation worker and a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marybelle Blake-Willis.
He is survived by two children, Horace Blake and Delonia Willis-Black, both of Butlertown, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Blake; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church, Georgetown, Md., where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
The Rev. Carol Hopkins will officiate.
Burial will be in Asbury United Methodist Cemetery.
Arrangements by Walley Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Cheryl L. Hall, 40
MAGNOLIA - Cheryl L. Hall of Magnolia died of cardiac arrest Tuesday, June 16, 1998, in her home. She was 40.
Mrs. Hall was born in 1957, in Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Beatrice Frasier and Charles Thompson.
She attended Washington High School in Indianapolis.
Mrs. Hall worked at Speed Queen Laundromat in Dover for eight years, until her disability.
She is survived by her husband, Barry W. Hall Sr.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Douglas Hall Sr. of Magnolia, Barry Hall Jr. and Dianna Hall, both of Milton; six brothers; two sisters; two grandsons, Douglas Hall Jr. and Justin D. Hall; two granddaughters, Faith E. Lynn Hall and Chelsea D. Hall.
Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Torbert Funeral Services, Milton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
The family suggests contributions be made to Torbert Funeral Services, Milton, DE 19968.
Anna Marie Scott, 49
BRIDGEVILLE - Anna Marie Scott of Bridgeville died of liver failure Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 49.
Mrs. Scott was born Sept. 24, 1948, in Laurel.
She was employed as a nurses aide at Harbor Health Care Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Scott was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville.
She is survived by her husband, David M. Scott Sr. of Bridgeville; two sons, David Scott Jr. and Anthony E. Scott, both of Bridgeville; two grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph Johnson of Bridgeville, David Johnson of Painter, Va., and John Elliot Johnson of North Carolina; two sisters, Emma Onley of Seaford and Mary Dennis of Seaford; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Deliverance Church, Mumford Road, Laurel, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Middleford.
Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, Seaford.
Herbert 'Herb' Daniel Ricketts, 71
SEAFORD - Herbert ''Herb'' Daniel Ricketts of Seaford died of heart failure Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in his home. He was 71.
Mr. Ricketts was born in 1927, in Swedickly, Pa.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Ricketts was a member of Macedonia AME Church, Seaford; a member of the Senior Choir; a member of the trustee board; a member of the cemetery committee; a member of United Gospel Male Chorus; a member of the Morning Star #10, Laurel; past master of the lodge; a member of G. Oscar Carrington Consistory.
He is survived by three sons, Forest L. Williams and Perry D. Williams, both of Seaford and Glenn Smith of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Vergonda L. Bacon of Seaford; a brother, Lawrence Ricketts of Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters, Beulah Moore of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Anious C. Parker of Preston, Md.; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Macedonia AME Church, Seaford, where friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Federal Hill Cemetery, Federalsburg, Md.
Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, Seaford.