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Franklin B. Brown, 72
FELTON - Franklin B. Brown of Felton died Saturday, July 11, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center/Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 72.
Mr. Brown was born in Felton, the son of the late Benjamin F. and Clara Brown.
He was a retired farmer.
Mr. Brown loved to garden and go to auction sales, spending many Wednesday nights at such sales. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, watching baseball, especially his favorite team, the Philadelphia Phillies. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, and he was also an exceptional father-in-law. When not spending time with his family or hobbies, he enjoyed going to different church-and club-sponsored dinners and socializing with his neighbors and friends, and making new friends. To his family, Mr. Brown was well-known for taking four hours to retrieve his mail because he took time to stop and talk with his neighbors and friends, often making sure that they didn't need a hand with anything, or if they needed any produce. However long he took, he was always home for supper.
He was a member of the Manship Chapel.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ivamae Brown of Felton; three sons, Donald W. Brown, Benjamin F. Brown, both of Felton and Eugene R. Brown of Milford; four daughters, Shirley A. Carey, Mary Ellen Willey, both of Felton, Clare Maria Pinder of Harrington and Teresa Mae Pinder of Felton; a brother, Irving Brown of Harrington; two sisters, Dorothy Baynard of Denton, Md., and Marie B. Alexander of Sandtown; 11 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. DuPont Hwy., Harrington, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Pastor Bruce Tribbitt and Rev. Robert Kidwell will officiate.
Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Felton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Manship Chapel, c/o Marsha Jester, 1299 Hills Market Road, Harrington, DE 19952, or Felton Fire Co., P.O. Box F, Felton, DE 19943.
Dorothy Marie Fisher,87
MIDDLETOWN - Dorothy Marie Fisher of Middletown died Saturday, July 11, 1998, in her home. She was 87.
Mrs. Fisher was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Fisher in 1983.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Elise Fisher of Delaware City.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn Road.
Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Homes, Middletown.
Allen V. Carnell Sr., 66
TOWNSEND - Allen V. Carnell Sr. of Townsend died Saturday, July 11, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center/Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 66.
Mr. Carnell served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.
He was retired from Georgia Pacific in 1990, after 30 years. He had worked as an electrician in the maintenance department.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Helen F. Carnell; a son, Allen V. Carnell Jr. of Dover; three daughters, Debbie Vick of Townsend, Darlene Dillard of Dover and Naomi ''Nickie'' Phillips of Townsend; a sister, Fay Taylor of Wilmington; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale, where friends may call after 11 a.m.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Kent General Hospital Building Fund, c/o Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126, Middletown, DE 19709.
Mabel Elder Pearson, 99
DOVER - Mabel Elder Pearson of Dover died of pneumonia Sunday, July 12, 1998, in Courtland Manor Nursing Home. She was 99.
Mrs. Pearson was born in 1899, in Baltimore.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy G. Pearson in 1990.
She is survived by two grandnephews, Ron Britton of Bel Air, Md., and James Elder Britton of Ormond Beach, Fla.; two great-grandnephews, Ronald Britton Jr. of Germany and Eric Britton of Ocean City, Md.; two nieces, Susan Christine of Smyrna and Anne Thompson of Mechanic Station, N.J.; two sisters-in-law, Esther P. Hynson of Dover and Anna Hogarth of Salisbury, Md.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore.
Elizabeth Duling Johnson, 92
SEAFORD - Elizabeth Duling Johnson of Seaford died Saturday, July 11, 1998, in the Methodist Manor House. She was 92.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Princess Anne Courthouse, Va., the daughter of the late Rev. William Brooke and Elizabeth Carey Duling.
She was a homemaker. She taught elementary school in the Seaford School District for a number of years.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford; did volunteer work with the Greater Seaford Associated Charities; was active with the Girl Scouts for many years, and also a member of Seaford Golf & Country Club, Seaford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Moore Johnson in 1974.
She is survived by a son, Eugene M. Johnson of Wakefield, R.I.; a daughter, Carol J. Kille of Chapel Hill, N.C.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, where the Rev. Dan Walker and Rev. Dr. Jervis Cooke will officiate.
There will be a graveside service at 3 p.m. in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Wellness Center Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE 19973.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Clayton Homan, 79
MILFORD - Elizabeth ''Betty'' Clayton Homan of Milford died Saturday, July 11, 1998, in her home, of the effects of a stroke suffered in November 1997.
Mrs. Homan was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
She served as a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II.
Mrs. Homan was a past president of the Milford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; was twice past worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Kent County Chapter #11; served on the advisory council for the Delaware Home and Hospital for the Chronically Ill; was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution; Children of the American Revolution; the DAC and the DFPA. She was a member of the Milford Historical Society; was an active Delaware historian. She received the Delaware Mother of the Year Award in 1983, and the good Neighbor Award from the Milford Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #2401 in 1991. She received her musical education at the Clarke Conservatory of Music and taught and played the piano and pipe organ in many of the churches in Milford and Lewes for the past 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James B. Homan in 1977.
She is survived by two sons, Michael C. Homan of Cape San Blas, Fla., and H. Jeffrey Homan of Bismarck, N.D.; a daughter, Christine Lee Foulk of Hockessin; a brother, Nelson D. Clayton Jr. of Chestertown, Md.; five sisters, emeline C. Weakley of Philadelphia, Harriet C. ''Rus'' Herr of Haverford, Pa., Anne C. Nesbitt of Church Creek, Md., Edith C. Lloyd of Glenn Mills, Pa., and Beverly C. Martin of Thornton, Pa.; also 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church, 206 N. Church Ave., Milford.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford.
Burial will be in the Christ Episcopal churchyard.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 206 N. Church Ave., Milford, DE 19963 or Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Dorothy B. Wynne, 68
CHESTER, Md. - Dorothy B. Wynne of Chester died Friday, July 10, 1998, in the Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 68.
Mrs. Wynne was born June 29, 1930, in Severn, the daughter of the late Leonard and Clara Milwicz Wrzesinski.
She graduated from Glen Burnie High School, class of 1947 and from the Fleet Business School in Baltimore.
Mrs. Wynne was employed at the Army and Airforce Exchange Service as a secretary and administrative assistant. She was a housemother for many years. Nine years ago, she attained her Realtor's license and was an agent with Champion Realty.
She was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Chester, and participated in their numerous societies; was a member of the Queen Anne's County Board of Realtors, as well as the Anne Arundel County Board, and the National Board of Realtors.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Spangler.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Clyde E. Wynne of Chester; two sons, John Michael Wynne and his wife, Marguerite, of Severn, and Timothy Robert Wynne of Chester; a brother, Leonard Stanley of Pasadena; a sister, Barbara Wadill of Dundalk; a grandson, Phillip John Wynne.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Chester.
Friends and relatives may call from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Chester.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Annapolis.
Alice Mae Eaddy, 67
MILFORD - Alice Mae Eaddy of Milford died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center/Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 67.
Mrs. Eaddy was born in 1930, in Weirwood, Va., the daughter of the late James Reid and Lillie Mae Giddens.
She spent most of her life in Weirwood. She relocated to Lincoln in 1957, to Dover in 1980 and then to Milford in 1997.
Mrs. Eaddy was a seamstress. She enjoyed sewing and making things for people and quilts. She also loved to babysit her grandchildren, cooking and preparing home cooked meals for her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by seven daughters, Mary Cave of Georgetown, Lillie Shockley of Lincoln, Rachel Reid and Shirley Bolden, both of Dover, Barbara Reid and Jacqueline Williams, both of Trenton, N.J., and Mildred Sample of Lincoln; five sons, William Reid of Trenton, Jerry Reid of Lincoln, James Reid of Millsboro, David Reid of Laurel and John Eaddy of Newark; a goddaughter, Helena Alston of Dover; four brothers, Thomas Reid of Selbyville, John Reid, Charles Williams and James Reid, all of Virginia; three sisters, Yvonne Tarton, Shirley Watkins and Virginia Reid, all of New Jersey; four sons-in-law; two daughters-in-law; two uncles; an aunt; 35 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and two long-time friends, John Brown and Billy Jones.
Service will be at 1 p.m. today at Pentecostal Church of God of Lincoln Inc., Lincoln, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Milford.
Robert Cornelius Hicks,73
ROCK HALL, Md. - Robert Cornelius Hicks of Rock Hall died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, in his home. He was 73.
Mr. Hicks was born in Rock Hall, the son of the late Oscar C. Hicks and Ethel L. Hicks.
He attended the public schools of Kent County.
Mr. Hicks worked as a laborer in construction and also was a waterman in the seafood industry.
He was an active member of Aaron United Methodist Church, Rock Hall, serving as church cemetery sexton; United Methodist Men and several other church organizations. He had been affiliated with several fraternal organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Mason Hicks of Rock Hall; his mother, Mrs. Ethel L. Hicks, also of Rock Hall; three daughters, Rosemary Wickes of Rock Hall, Brenda Brown of Symrna and Diane Hartwell of Wilmington; two sons, Delbert Hicks of Rock Hall and Elbert Hicks of Federalsburg; nine brothers and sisters, Noris Hicks of Rock Hall, Ernest Hicks of Dover, Melvin Hicks of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Florabelle Perkins of Rock Hall, Doris Brown of Chestertown, Carrie Hicks of Baltimore, Dorothy Iverson of Salem, N.J., Nora Wilson of Chestertown and Lorretta Freeman of Rock Hall; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Aaron United Methodist Church, Rock Hill, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Friends may also call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the church.
The Rev. Ruben W. Freeman will officiate.
Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Rock Hall.
Annie P. Bramble, 73
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Annie P. Bramble of Chestertown died Saturday, July 11, 1998, in Magnolia Hall Nursing Home, Chestertown. She was 73.
Mrs. Bramble was born in 1924, in Lexington, Va., the daughter of the late James E. and Nora Lipscomb Rowsey.
She was 7 years old when her family moved to the Chestertown area.
She was preceded in death by a son, Harry J. Bramble and a brother James T. Rowsey.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James Harry Bramble; two sons, William Hunter of Millington, Md. and Joseph F. Bramble of Galena; two daughters, Shirley H. Folker of Marydel, and Patricia E. Timmons of Las Vegas; a son-in-law, Bernard Folker; two daughters-in-law, Thelma Hunter and Debbie Bramble; five sisters, Mary Frances Taylor of Lynch, Rose Marie Savage, Betty Ann Scott and Bessie Mae Blackiston, all of Chestertown and Bertha M. Blevins of Hanover, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, one who lived with her, David F. Timmons and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.
The Rev. John Brockman Sr. will officiate.
Burial will be in Double Creek Cemetery, McGinnes Corner.
The family suggests contributions be made in memory of Annie to Kent Hospice Foundation Inc. 118 S. Lynchburg St., Chestertown, MD 21620.
Joanne Lee Mills, 60
MILLSBORO - Joanne Lee Mills of Millsboro, formerly of Smyrna, died Friday, July 10, 1998, in her home. She was 60.
Ms. Mills was born and raised in Smyrna.
She retired from the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles in 1991, after working nearly 30 years. After her retirement, she relocated to Pot Nets, Coveside.
There will be a private graveside service Tuesday in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Millsboro, DE 19966, or to Delaware Hospice, Georgetown Center, 600 Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.