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Emma Mae Stevenson, 75
WITHAMS, Va. - Emma Mae Stevenson of Withams died after a lingering illness Friday, July 10, 1998, in Sentra Norfolk General Hospital. She was 75.
Mrs. Stevenson was born in 1923, in Withams, Accomac County, the daughter of the late Roadie Stevenson Harmon and Frank Crosby.
She attended Accomack County public schools.
Mrs. Stevenson was employed at Drewer Seafood Company and Taylor Packing Company in Hallwood, until she retired.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Independent Methodist Church in Withams, where she served as usher and a member of the choir.
Mrs. Stevenson was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister.
She was preceded in death by a son, Rudolph Stevenson; a daughter, Retha Brown; three sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothea Browner of Vineland, N.J.; four sisters, Mildred Milbourne of Withams, and Bertha Crosby, Dorothy Rice, Lola Dorsey, all of Temperanceville; seven brothers, Vernon Taylor of Salem, N.J., Brantley Harmon of Nassawadox, Dorsey Crosby of Keller, Donald Crosby of Parksley, Lewis Crosby of Washington, D.C., Robert Crosby of South Carolina and Willie Harmon of Pocomoke, Md.; four sisters-in-law,; three brothers-in-law; an uncle, Samuel Crosby; a son-in-law; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a special friend, Sarah Chandler and a very speciel friend and companion, Frank McCrimon.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Withams, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Withams.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, New Church.
Juwan Dazier Peace, 3 months
DOVER - Juwan Dazier Peace of Dover died Friday, July 10, 1998, in his home. He was 3 months old.
Juwan was born March 26, 1998, in Dover, the son of Tonya Peace and Guan Davis, of Dover.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Richard Peace.
In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by two brothers, Saquan Davis of Felton and Dyshawn Peace of Dover; two aunts, Pamela Peace and Melinda Peace, both of Dover; three uncles, Devon, Dominique and Cody Davis, all of Houston; maternal grandparents, Vera Peace and Robert Young, both of Dover; maternal grandmother, Colessa Davis of Houston and Leo-Johns of Brooklyn, N.Y.; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Peace of Dover; paternal grandparents, Arnita Robinson and Cornelius Robinson of Dover and Minnie and MacArthur Risper of Brooklyn; a great-grandmother, Ella Baines of Virginia; a Godmother, Anjna Peace of Dover; nine great-aunts; three great-uncles and a host of cousins; a special devoted grandfather, Harold Talbert of Dover.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Chapel, 717 W. Division St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Gibbs Memorial Gardens, Woodside.
Arthur H. Anthony, 81
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Arthur H. Anthony of Chestertown died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, in his home. He was 81.
Mr. Anthony was born in Elkton, the son of the late Howard J. and Mary E. Hollett Anthony.
He graduated from Millington High School, class of 1934. He attended Goldey College in Wilmington.
Mr. Anthony went to work at Millington Bank until 1950. He then went to work with what eventually became Maryland National Bank in Chestertown. He retired from Maryland National Bank in 1982 as vice president.
He was a member of Chester Masonic Lodge 115; 1st United Methodist Church; the Chestertown Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star 86; Chester River Yacht and Country Club; a charter member of Chestown Cotillion Club; a past member of Chestertown Rotary Club; Chestertown Lions Club; and past treasurer of Kent County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
Mr. Anthony enjoyed hunting and golfing.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Anthony in 1994.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, Virginia Cole Anthony, he is survived by two sons, and their wives, Wayne and Henrietta Anthony and Bruce and Jean Anthony, all of Chestertown; a brother, Charles Anthony of Sandusky, Ohio; two grandchildren, Susan A. Knotts of Church Hill and Kristen A. Collins of Chestrtown; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor Rodney and Chelsea Rodney, both of Church Hillm Sarah Anthony of Greensboro, N.C., and Kaitlyn Collins of Chestertown.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, where friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. today.
Burial will be in Millington Asbury Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions be made to Kent/Queen Anne's Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 126, Chestertown, MD 21620.
Joan Mildred Smith, 62
OCEAN VIEW - Joan Mildred Smith of Ocean View, formerly of Fairfax, Va., died of cancer Tuesday, July 14, 1998, in her home. She was 62.
Mrs. Smith was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Lawrence Perry and Dorothy Via Perry.
She was a secretary for Wilgus Associates of Behany Beach.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Edward Lee Smith; a daughter, Dawn Murry Smith at home; two sons, Joseph E. Smith of Fredericksburg, Va., and Douglas Lee Smith of Stafford, Va.; a brother, Lawrence P. Perry of Ruckersville, Va.; and four grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Mariner's Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.
Charles E. Donophan Sr., 83
DOVER - Charles E. Donophan Sr. of Dover died of heart failure Monday, July 13, 1998, in Bayhealth General Hospital. He was 83.
Mr. Donophan was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a supervisor at Playtex in Dover, retiring in 1980, after 30 years of service.
Mr. Donophan was a member of New Beginning Church of God, Sandtown; Caroline County VFW; Modern Maturity Center, Dover, and the Harrington Senior Center.
He was said to have unconditional love for all he knew.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris in 1995.
He is survived by a son, Charles E. Jr. of Dover; five daughters, Shirley Warren of Felton, Charlotte Wasmundski of New Castle; Shirley Wooters of Felton, Diane Benton of Felton and Edith Skidmore, also of Felton; two brothers, William Donopnan of Winchester, Tenn. and Alvin Donophan of Felton; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.
Service will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the Price Funeral Home, 6 Dorman St., Harrington, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
John Arthur 'Jack' Geiger, 59
BEL AIR, Md. - John Arthur ''Jack'' Geiger of Bel Air died of an apparent heart attack Monday, July 6, 1998, in Bel Air. He was 59.
Mr. Geiger was born in 1938, in Dover, Del., the son of late Melvin A. and the Grace A. Geiger Gottwals.
He was a graduate of Dover High School, class of 1956; also a Goldey Beacom graduate.
Mr. Geiger was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was a long-time employee of Warner Freuhauf of Baltimore. He also worked as personnel manager for Bottcher America in Belcamp.
Mr. Geiger was well-known as a reputable sports memorabilia dealer in the Bel Air area. He was an avid Orioles fan; he enjoyed softball, basketball, and classic automobiles.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Crane Geiger of Bel Air; a son, Stephen Geiger of Greenville, S.C.; a daughter, Stephanie Geiger of Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Jane Lott of Dover and Harriette Bailey of Daytona, Fla.; a brother, Melvin Geiger Jr. of Dover; and a granddaughter, Casey Geiger of Greenville, Del.
Service was held Thursday, July 9, 1998 at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Bel Air, where the Rev. Donald Keyser officiated.
The family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Assoication.
The Rev. William Lee Winder, 52
SEAFORD - The Rev. William Lee Winder of Seaford died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was 52.
The Rev. Winder was born in 1945, in Laurel, the son of Helen Winder Saulsbury of Oklahoma and the late William Lee Jackson.
He was a graduate of William C. Jason High School in Georgetown in 1963.
The Rev. Winder entered the U.S. Air Force, where he served from 1963-1967.
He worked for the E.I. DuPont Company in Seaford, where he worked for 29 years, and was working as a spinning machine operator.
The Rev. Winder was a member of Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Laurel, where he was a local ordained deacon, steward, and was a member of the senior choir, and a member of the men's chorus; and a member of Roger W. Gunby Post 18, Laurel.
In addition to his mother, Helen Winder Saulsbury, he is survived by his wife, Dorothea Lynn Griffin Winder; two daughters, Stacey Winder and Patrice Winder, both of Seaford; a son, Wayland Winder of Milford; three grandchildren, Karion Winder of Milford, and Deandre Winder and Kayla McKenzie, both of Seaford; two sisters, Artisha Woodland of Chesapeake, Va., and Sherena Johnson of Oklahoma; two brothers, Ralph Winder of Lancaster, Pa., and John Saulsbury, stationed with the U.S. Army in Haiti, and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church, Laurel, with the Rev. Eric Henry officiating.
Friends may call at from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the church.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Laurel.
Frank L. Beaver, 77
CENTREVILLE, Md. - Frank L. Beaver of Centreville died Thursday, July 9, 1998. He was 77.
Mr. Beaver was born in 1921, in Los Angeles, the son of the late Lillie Mae Clark and William James Beaver.
He attended public school and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought at Normandy on D-Day, and was a Purple Heart recipient.
Mr. Beaver was a dairy and poultry farmer following his release from active duty. In his later years, he was involved in the harness racing business.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 18, Centreville; the American Trotting Association and the Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Catherine Smith; three children, Thomas L. Beaver, Shelley B. Smith and Timothy K. Beaver; two sisters, Elizabeth B. Bennett and Frances B. Quimby; three grandchildren, Lindsay A. Smith, Michael K. Beaver and Tracey H. Smith.
Service and burial was private.
The family suggests contributions be made to your local American Heart Association.
Arrangements were by Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville.
Cora Elizabeth Maull 'Libby' Campbell, 46
SAN DIEGO - Cora Elizabeth Maull ''Libby'' Campbell of San Diego, formerly of Lewes, Del., died of heart failure Saturday, July 11, 1998, in her home. She was 46.
''Libby'' as she was fondly called, was born in 1951, in Lewes.
She attended Lewes Junior High School and graduated from the William C. Jason High School in Georgetown.
''Libby'' was employed by the San Diego Unified School District for 19 years.
She accepted Christ at an early age at Macedonia Baptist Church, and continued her walk with Christ under the leadership of Elder Bedell Sanders at True Light Church of God In Christ, where she served as past choir president and current president of the Pastor's Aid Committee. ''Libby'' was very active in her children's lives as past president of PTA of Freese Elementary School. She held several positions in Skyline Popwarmer Football and Skyline Baseball leagues. Cora was loved by everyone she came in contact with and was affectionately called mom by the community choir G.U.E.S.S., and many other neighborhood children and young adults.
She is survived by her husband, Jessie E. Campbell of San Diego; four sons, Kerwin Maull, Patrick Lee Maull, Jessie E. Campbell Jr. and Andre Lamont Campbell; two grandchildren, Patrick Lee Maull Jr. and Kerry Monet Maull; mother and father, Willie and Debbie Singleton; three sisters, Kathie Fluker, Lynett Gurdon and Beverly Head; two brothers, Gary Dunning of Denton, Md., and Eddie Singleton of California; three nephews, Earnest Woods, Darryl Knighten and Anthony Fluker; two aunts and their husbands, Cora and the Rev. Collins Washington and Elizabeth and William Ball, all of Lewes; and two cousins, Leona and Ronald Robinson, also of Lewes.
Arrangements by San Diego Memorial Chapel. Courtesy of Miller Funeral Service of Millsboro.
Gerald Lee Williams, 52
DAGSBORO - Gerald Lee Williams of Dagsboro died of a heart attack Monday, July 13, 1998, in the Beebe Medical Center. He was 52.
Mr. Williams was born in Lewes, the son of Paul C. and Hilda Hudson Williams of Dagsboro.
He was a 1964 graduate of the former John M. Clayton High School in Frankford.
Mr. Williams was a lead operator at the Indian River Power Plant, Dagsboro, where he worked for the past 24 years.
He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Dagsboro and a member of the Local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Fran McCabe Williams; two sons, Brad L. Williams of Glen Burnie, Md., and Tim S. Williams of Delmar; and two sisters, Jane E. Barham of Hockessin and Linda C. Tingle of Georgetown.
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.
The family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Nellie Elizabeth Lane Carter, 78
GREELEY, Colo. - Nellie Elizabeth Lane Carter of Greeley, formerly of Dover, Del., died Tuesday, July 14, 1998. She was 78.
Mrs. Carter was born in 1919, in Templeville, Md.
She graduated from Sudlersville High School in 1937.
Mrs. Carter worked for Bryan's Drug Store in Dover as a sales clerk. She was a nurses aid at Kent General Hospital in Dover; a manager at the Day Care Center at Dover Air Force Base.
She has been a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church since 1969. She was also a former Associate Pastor at the Dover S.D.A. Church and served as Pastor of the Sussex/Central S.D.A. Church in Georgetown, Del.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Carter Sr. in 1995, and a son, John Wesley in 1939.
She is survived by a son, Thomas C. Carter Jr. of Canterbury; three daughters, Shirley Ann Carter Farrell and Thelma Louise Carter, both of Greeley, and Trudy Sharp of Milford; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Wyoming Avenue, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville, Md.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Sussex/Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rt. 5, Box 137, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Thomas Miller Stuhr III, 70
DOVER - Thomas Miller Stuhr III of Dover died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 70.
Mr. Stuhr was born in 1928.
He retired as a lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army with 25 years of service. Decorations and awards include: Legion of Merit, Air Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, (Japan) (German); Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
Mr. Stuhr was affiliated in the community as First State Chapter 1, DAV Chaplain; V.F.W. Post 3238 Chaplain; Treasurer of Blue Hen Chapter 382 of National Sojourners; Member of Walter L. Fox Post 2, American Legion; member of the Society of American Military Engineers; a member of the Dover Masonic Temple and Dover Chapter of Retired Officers Association; life member of MOWW; retired Episcopal Clergyman and he served in the church in Maryland and Delaware; Mastor of Divinity.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Geraldine; a daughter, Diane; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Anne; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Lea of Joliet, Ill; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday at the Christ Episcopal Church, State and Water streets, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Shepherd Place, P.O. Box 1969, Dover, DE 19903.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Joanne Walbert Bigelow, 48
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Joanne Walbert Bigelow of Chestertown died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, in Kent/Queen Anne's Hospital. She was 48.
Mrs. Bigelow was born in Chestertown, the daughter of Owen L. and Jean V. Whitlock Walbert of Chestertown.
She graduated from Chestertown High School, Class of 1968.
Mrs. Bigelow went to work for Kent County Detention Center, where she began as a correction officer, working her way to captain. As captain, she supervised the work release program.
She was a member of Eastern Shore Jousting Association; Rouffian Trail Riding Association and Delmarva Driving Club. She taught first aid and CPR instruction for the American Red Cross at many places in Chestertown.
Mrs. Bigelow was an avid gardener; she enjoyed painting, arts and crafts. She thoroughly enjoyed being a mother and a grandmother.
She was preceded in death by a son, Pierson W. Bigelow Jr. in 1994.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Pierson ''Pete'' Bigelow; two daughters, Catharine Ann Neff and Mary Jean Kennedy, both of Chestertown; a brother, Owen E. Walbert of Sterling, Va.; four grandchildren, Ashely Elizabeth Bigelow of Worton, Md., Warren Donovan Neff, Johnathan Alexander Kennedy and George E. Kennedy Jr., all of Chestertown.
Service will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 130 Speer Road, Chestertown, where friends and relatives may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Bond Chapel United Methodist Church, Quaker Neck, Chestertown, MD 21620.