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Carolyn Faye Robinson, 52
SEAFORD - Carolyn Faye Robinson of Seaford died Thursday, July 9, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was 52.
Ms. Robinson was born in Milford, the daughter of the late Les Robinson and Rose Marie Thomas Robinson of Seaford.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Seaford.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Ronnie Robinson of Seaford; two sisters, Joan Robinson and Judy Robinson, both of Seaford.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
The Rev. Patrick W. Gaffney will officiate.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Blades.
Jeannette B. Turcotte, 83
HARRINGTON - Jeannette B. Turcotte of Harrington died of heart failure Thursday, July 9, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 83.
Mrs. Turcotte was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Harrington for many years.
She was preceded in death by her hudsband, Austin in 1987, and a sister, Elizabeth Beekman in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Andriana P. Walls of Cambridge, Md.; a son, Terry R. Turcotte of Harrington; two granddaughters, Tara L. Turcotte and Holly Bartley, both of Harrington.
Service and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Price Funeral Home, Harrington.
William Franklin Lister, 68
CHURCH HILL, Md. - William Franklin Lister of Church Hill died as a result of cancer Thursday, July 9, 1998, in his home. He was 68.
Mr. Lister was born in Goldsboro, the son of the late Norman and Addie Tribbitt Lister.
He began his career as a mechanic at the young age of 14 in Ingleside. He continued his career as a mechanic in Chestertown, with a local Chevrolet dealership. In 1992, he retired from Colonial Motors.
Mr. Lister was family-oriented and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed traveling, or just spending time with his family or playing cards with his friends.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Nancy Roe; a daughter, Brenda Sue Pepper of Denton, a son, William Kenneth Lister of Easton; a sister, Ada Barclay of Cecilton; a brother, Raywood Lister of Ingleside; a niece and nephew, whom he raised, Pam Clough of Cecilton and Gregory Young of Henderson; six grandchildren, Jimmy and Shane Shockley of Preston, Carrie and Matt Lister of Pennsylvania, and Scott and Amy Pepper of Denton.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday.
The Rev. William Dore will officiate.
Burial will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Church Hill.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Kent County Unit, P.O. Box 711, Chestertown, MD 21620.
Walter A. Underkoffler, 79
MILLSBORO - Walter A. Underkoffler of Millsboro, formerly of Reading, Pa., died of natural causes Wednesday, July 8, 1998, in Harbor Health Care Center, Lewes. He was 79.
Mr. Underkoffler born in Reading, the son of the late Walter H. and Anna M Erider Underkoffler.
He was a Marine in World War II.
Mr. Underkoffler worked as a storekeeper for 42 years at the former Reading Railroad and Conrail, retiring in 1980.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie L. Bortz.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara A. Mauger of Reading; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading.
Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township, Pa.
Catherine Elizabeth Fields, 63
POCOMOKE, Md. - Catherine Elizabeth Fields of Pocomoke died after a prolonged illness, Wednesday, July 8, 1998. She was 63.
Mrs. Fields was born in 1933, the daughter of the late James H. Copes and Alice E. Fletcher.
She received her education in the public schools of Accomack County, Va.
Mrs. Fields was a member of New Macedonia Baptist Church in Pocomoke, where she rededicated her life, after returning to Pocomoke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Fields; two sisters, Alice Lee Huffman and Diane Fletcher; a brother, Leroy Copes.
She is survived by five sons, James Edward Copes, Nathaniel Copes, Anthony Copes, all of Baltimore, Timothy Marshall of Oklahoma and Louis Earl Fields of Atlantic, Va; two daughters, Mitzie Deshields of Fruitland, and Vondea Fields of Baltimore; two brothers, William James Copes of Delmar, and Hargis Thomas Fletcher Jr. of Baltimore; a sister, Delores Ann Singleton of Pocomoke; a brother-in-law, Edward Singleton of Pocomoke; a sister-in-law, Jimmie Mae Copes of Delmar; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepsons; an uncle; three aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at New Macedonia Baptist Church, Young Street, Pocomoke.
Burial will be in New Macedonia Memorial Park, Westover.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke.
Evelyn Metz Burcham, 98
DOVER - Evelyn Metz Burcham of Dover died Saturday, July 11, 1998. She was 98.
Mrs. Burcham was born in 1899, in Saginaw, Mich., the daughter of William C. and Julia Bauer Metz.
She graduated from Michigan State Normal College at Ypsilanti in 1920, then taught elementary school in Saginaw. She returned to college and completed a bachelor's degree in education at the University of Michigan in 1924.
Mrs. Burcham then moved to Milwaukee, and taught there for several years.
She was active in Girl Scouts; PTA, American Association of University Women and the Shorewood Presbyterian Church. The family moved to Mondamin, Iowa, in 1949, where she was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star of Modale. She was a member of the White Shrine, Council Bluffs, Iowa, as well as belonging to several local clubs.
Mrs. Burcham had a major interest, which was traveling. She traveled throughout the United States as well as making several trips to Europe. She and her husband retired to Dover, where they were members of the Presbyterian Church of Dover. She was also a former member of the Century Club and the local chapter of AARP.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul T. Burcham, in 1983.
She is survived by a son, Jay F. Burcham of Port Townsend, Wash.; a daughter, Julie B. Burns of Dover; four grandchildren, Jay M. Burcham of DuPont, Wash., Kristy Cummins of Brookings, Ore., Cory M. Burcham of Cameron Park, Calif., and Mary Ellen Burns of Tokyo; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Markham, age 100, of Orlando, Fla.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the churchyard or memorial fund of Presbyterian Church of Dover, 54 S. State St., Dover 19901.
Local arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Anthony DeMora, 78
VIOLA - Anthony DeMora of Viola died after a lengthy illness Friday, July 10, 1998, in his home. He was 78.
Mr. DeMora was born in 1919, in Jermyn, Pa., the son of the late John and Anna Beranack DeMora.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps, and the U.S. Air Force. He retired as Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force in 1960. Master Sgt. DeMora served his country in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Mr. DeMora was an avid sports fan and especially fond of local high school football.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Williams DeMora in 1986.
He is survived by two sons, Daniel DeMora and his wife Bonnie of Felton and David DeMora of Felton; two daughters, Nancy Lou DeMora of Dover and Joy Anne McCullough of Viola; four sisters, Annette Heisenbuttel of Mountain Lake, N.Y., Hellen DeMora of Brooklyn, N.Y., Olga Fischer and Betty Gardner, both of Mount Taber, N.J.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service with military honors, July 21, 1998, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Reed and Bradford streets, Dover.
Richard David Moore Sr., 73
MILLINGTON, Md. - Richard David Moore Sr. of Millington died of heart failure Friday, July 10, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 73.
Mr. Moore was born in Price, Md., the son of the late Elwood David and Minnie Marie Sipple Moore.
He worked with Chrysler Corp. in Wilmington for a number of years as an assemblyman before retiring.
Mr. Moore was a lifelong resident of Kent and Queen Anne's counties. He enjoyed home life, raising his dogs, and working on the farm with his son, who grows soybeans.
He was a member of the Moose Club and was a member of the U.A.W. Union out of Wilmington.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Moore.
He is survived by a son, Richard D. Moore Jr. of Millington; two daughters, Linda Louise Steen of St. Michaels, and Donna Ray Carp of Smyrna; six brothers, Ralph Moore of North Carolina, Jim Moore of Locust Grove, John Moore of Kentmore Park in Kennedyville, Noah Moore of Crumpton, Zip Moore of Golts, and Wayne Moore of Earleville; five sisters, Bessie Price of Billings, Mont., Dorris Wallace of Denton, Ann Grove of Delaware, June Anderson of Millington, and Audry Chance of Chesterville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Millington Asbury Cemetery, Millington.
Ervin S. Pippin Sr., 77
DENTON, Md. - Ervin S. Pippin Sr. of Denton died of heart failure Saturday, July 11, 1998, in his home. He was 77.
Mr. Pippin was born in Greensboro, Md., the son of the late Luther James Pippin and Janet Rosa Nettie Pippin.
He was a U.S.Army veteran of World War II and had served in the European Theater.
Mr. Pippin was a truck driver for the Maryland State Roads Department in Denton, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of the Caroline American Legion Post 29.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Twaddell; six brothers, Luther Pippin, Alton Pippin, Robert Pippin, Edwin Pippin, Otis Pippin and Gilbert Pippin.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Pippin of Denton; two sons, Ervin S. Pippin Jr. of Cambridge, and L. James Pippin of Denton; a brother, P. Nelson Pippin of Denton; a sister, Hazel Murphy of Dover.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Caroline Chapter, P.O. Box 505, Denton, MD 21629.
Ralph T. Hynson, 88
GREENWOOD - Ralph T. Hynson of Greenwood, formerly of Middletown, died of pneumonia Friday July 10, 1998, in Genesis Eldercare, Seaford. He was 88.
Mr. Hynson was born in 1909, the son of the late Joseph and Mabel Hynson.
He drove an oil truck for Pennisula Oil Co. of Seaford for 23 years, retiring in 1972. He worked for the town of Greenwood as a tax collector for 36 years from 1950-1986. He also was a policeman for a number of years.
Mr. Hynson was a life member of the Volunteer Hose Co. of Middletown and Greenwood Fire Co. with over 60 years of service. He was a member of the Delaware State Guard, Harrington Moose Lodge, Seaford Masonic Lodge, Greenwood Kiwanis Club and Greenwood United Methodist Church.
In his leisure time, he liked to garden, do woodcrafts and surf fish.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 30 years, Esther Spence Hynson in 1961.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Emma Minner Hynson; three sons, Ralph ''Joe'' Hynson of Puyallup, Wash., David T. Hynson of Georgetown and Donald L. Hynson of New Castle; a stepdaughter, Phyllis A. Hynson of Oak Habor, Wash.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Harold Ginn of Smyrna.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fleischauer Funeral Home, 48 W. Market St., Greenwood, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Burial will be in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Greenwood Fire Co., P.O. Box 1, Greenwood, DE 19950
Glenn W. Ward, 79
LAUREL - Glenn W. Ward of Laurel died Friday, July 10, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 79.
Mr. Ward was the son of the late Ernest and Lizzie Baker Ward.
He was a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University.
Mr. Ward was a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps in World War II, where he was a fighter pilot.
He was the executive vice president of the Sussex Trust Co., now Wilmington Trust, retiring in 1979, after 33 years.
Mr. Ward was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, where he served in many capacities; a former member and past president of Sussex Chapter of the American Institute of Banking; a member of Delaware Bankers Association, where he served as president from 1968-1969; former member of Laurel Lions Club; member of American Legion Post #19, Laurel; 49-year member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, I.O.O.F. #27, Laurel and a member of Seaford Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Scott Ward of Laurel; two sons, Benn C. Ward of Denver, N.C., and Herschel H. ''Buzz'' Quillen III of Wilmington; three daughters, Barbara Ward Krams of Seaford, Cindy Q. Whaley and Nancy S. Smith, both of Laurel; seven grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church, Laurel, where the Rev. Kevin English will officiate.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.
The family suggests contributions be made to Centenary United Methodist Church Commemorative Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 230, Laurel, DE 19956.