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Philip Roger Cole, 57
SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - Philip ''Roger'' Cole of Sudlersville died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del. He was 57.
Mr. Cole was born in Trappe, the son of the late Frank E. Cole and Bertha Jackson Cole.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school.
Mr. Cole worked for several metal aviation companies. He then went to work as a dairy farmer in the Sudlersville area, where he worked for 12 years. Leaving the farming industry, he then went to work for Star Enterprises in Delaware City, Del., where he worked for 10 years as a millwright with the GSO.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bluegrass music.
Mr. Cole was a member of the local Chester River Joint Venture Hunting Club.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Jackson Cole and Hynson E. Cole.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Dorothy Wilson Cole; two daughters, Brenda Hobson, and her husband, Bill, of Marydel, and Maggie Coursey, and her husband, Chris, of Church Hill; four brothers, Francis E. Cole of Easton, Frank E. Cole and Evans C. Cole, both of Rhode Island, and Ronald Wayne Cole of Pomona, Mo.; four sisters, Ortha Bickling of Fitzgerald, Ga., Julia Butler of Stevensville, and Lois Stanton and Joyce O'Neal, both of Sudlersville; two granddaughters, Samantha Hobson and Sydney Hobson; and one grandson, Cole Coursey.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, Sudlersville.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Queen Anne's County Chapter, P.O. Box 132, Queenstown, MD 21658.
Robert M. Davis Jr., 78
MILFORD - Robert M. Davis Jr. of Milford died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in the Milford Center. He was 78.
Mr. Davis was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He worked with the Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Albany, N.Y., retiring in 1981.
He moved to Milford in 1991 from St. Michaels, Md.
Mr. Davis was a member of the Adult Plus in Georgetown, a member of the Milford Senior Center and a member of the AARP. He attended the First Presbyterian Church in Milford.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret F. Davis; three daughters, Pamela Davis Thompson of Mount Sinai, N.Y., Paula Davis Nestor of Chestertown, N.Y., and Priscilla D. Davis of New Castle; a sister, Elizabeth ''Betty'' Cosey of Villas, N.J.; a granddaughter, Victoria Priscilla Green of Sierra, Ariz.; several nieces; and a nephew.
Service and burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Evergreen Day Center, 12 S.W. Front St., Milford, DE 19963; or to the Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Ave., Milford, DE 19963.
Arrangements made by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.
John W. Carroll, 69
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - John W. Carroll of Brooklyn died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn. He was 69.
Mr. Carroll was born in 1929, in Cecilton, Md., the son of the late Leon Carroll and Ella Harris Carroll.
He served four years in the Air Force. Afterwards, he attended The Academy of Aeronautics, where he graduated top of his class.
Immediately hired by TWA, Mr. Carroll was one of the first black mechanics in the airline industry. Serving the company for 42 years, he was honored four times as their top mechanic.
He also was a superintendent for several apartment buildings in Brooklyn for 30 years.
Mr. Carroll enjoyed sports and traveled extensively.
He was very fond of animals, especially his favorite pet of 23 years, Boo, a parrot.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Jimmie Lee Bivins Carroll and Inga Kromer Carroll; three brothers, Charles Carroll, Tony Carroll and William Carroll; and two sisters, Anna Garrison and Doris Carroll.
He is survived by a son, John Carroll Jr., and his wife, Sharon, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Gerta C. Julien, and her husband, Richard, of Alexandria, Va.; two stepchildren, Renate Cooke and Ute Cooke, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, James Carroll of Philadelphia and Leroy Carroll of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Shirley Hollingsworth of Cecilton, Md., and Dorothy Carter of Dover, Del.; a very devoted friend, Geraldine Eskridge of Long Island, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Service will be 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Union Bethel A.M.E. Church, Cecilton.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Union Bethel A.M.E. Church Building Fund, c/o Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Box 235, Galena, MD 21635.
Kenneth A. Joseph, 56
MILFORD - Kenneth A. Joseph of Milford died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in his home. He was 56.
Mr. Joseph was born in 1941 in Milford, the son of the late Willard N. Joseph and Ruth V. Joseph.
He was a barber in the Lewes area, retiring in 1979.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Alma Jane Joseph; a son, Carl K. Joseph of Milford; a daughter, Tammy Lynn Joseph of Milford; and five grandchildren.
Service will be 8 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Berry Short Funeral Home, 119-121 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Benjamin D. Burrows Jr., 82
SMYRNA - Benjamin D. Burrows Jr. of Smyrna died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 82.
Mr. Burrows was born near Leipsic, the son of the late Benjamin D. Burrows Sr. and Elizabeth Burrows.
He owned and operated several farms in the Smyrna area for the past 50 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with his cows.
Mr. Burrows was a member of the Smyrna Grange.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lucille Burrows of Smyrna; a brother, Samuel Burrows of Leipsic; and seven sisters, Elizabeth Hurd of Clayton, Anna Biddle of Dover, Nellie B. Seward of Hartly, Lulu Cummins of Dover, Mildred Faulkner of Smyrna, Catherine Miller of Archibald, Ohio, and Hilda Krupka of Hartly.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Faries Funeral Home, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.
Gerald A. Dorman Sr., 65
DAGSBORO - Gerald A. Dorman Sr. of Dagsboro died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in his home. He was 65.
Mr. Dorman was born in Bishopville, Md., the son of the late Lloyd T. Dorman and Dorothy Shockley Dorman.
He served with the Delaware National Guard for 18 years.
He worked as a data processor for the DuPont Nylon Plant in Seaford, retiring in 1975.
For 12 years, Mr. Dorman was scoutmaster of Troop 382 of Dagsboro.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dolores L. Dorman; two sons, Gerald A. Dorman Jr. and Gregory A. Dorman, both of Frankford; three daughters, Donna L. McCabe, Diana Magathan and Dorothy L. Holland, all of Frankford; four brothers, William Dorman of Frederick, Md., Carlton H. Dorman of Irving, Texas, Roger Dorman of Berlin, Md., and Richard Dorman of Rutland, Vt.; three sisters, Gladys E. Husted of Brooklyn, N.Y., Elva L. Cash of Millsboro and V. Rebecca Davis of Whiting, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in the Dagsboro Redmen's Memorial Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Dagsboro Gospel Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 7, Dagsboro, DE 19939.
Noel H. Von Urff, 61
DOVER - Noel H. Von Urff of Dover died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in the Silver Lake Center, Dover. He was 61.
Mr. Von Urff graduated from Villanova University.
He began his career as a pilot with the United States Air Force. He was a command pilot and flight instructor in C-124s and C-141s.
Mr. Von Urff was the recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Expeditionary Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and the Vietnam Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters.
In 1970, he began his career as a commercial airline pilot and was captain in DC-8s and Boeing 747s.
While flying a DC-8 for Federal Express, Mr. Von Urff and his crew were awarded a Certificate of Record by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale for speed over a commercial air route between Zurich, Switzerland, and Gander, Newfoundland.
During both his professional career and his recreational flying, Mr. Von Urff amassed over 28,000 flying hours.
He was appointed by former Gov. Governor Russell W. Peterson to serve as a magistrate for the state of Delaware in 1970.
Mr. Von Urff also was elected to two terms as a member of the Board of Education of Holy Cross Schools in Dover.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kurt Lansing Von Urff, in 1992.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathleen J. Von Urff of Dover; a son, Herbert L. Von Urff, and his wife, Sheri R., of West Chester, Pa.; his mother, Mary M. Von Urff of Greenwich, Conn.; a brother, Gregory J. Von Urff of Dix Hills, N.Y.; two sisters, Roberta V. U. Sweeney of Greenwich, Conn., and Barbara V. U. Lyons of Darien, Conn.; and a granddaughter, Emily Ann Von Urff of West Chester.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, 631 S. State St., Dover.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover.
Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901; or to the Immaculate Conception Church, 522 Main St., Marydel, MD, 21649-1106.
Mrs. Litetia W. Hynson, 90
Chestertown, Md. - Litetia W. Hynson of Chestertown died Friday, July 17, 1998, in the Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 90.
Mrs. Hynson was born in Maryland.
She worked as a domestic.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Aaron Chapel Church, Rock Hall, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Butlertown.
Joy Dostal-Toms, 36
KENTON - Joy Dostal-Toms of Kenton died Thursday, July 23, 1998, in her home. She was 36.
She is survived by her companion with whom she lived, Billy Gove; two daughters, Tara Marie Dostal of Middletown and Brittny Lee Dostal, at home; three sisters, Patricia Ditmars of South Plainfield, N.J., Ruth Seniakevgch of Woodbridge, N.J., and Laura Dostal of Colonia, N.J.; and her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Charlie Paul of Woodbridge, N.J.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown.
Burial will be private.
Ervin Earl Scott, 90
CENTREVILLE, Md. - Ervin Earl Scott of Centreville died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton, Easton. He was 90.
Mr. Scott was born in 1907, in Carmichael, the son of the late Emmanuel and Ada Scott.
He lived his life as a farmer in Queen Anne's County, until he started to work for the Ashley Gas Co.
He loved children, raising his own two natural children and 17 foster children.
Mr. Scott was a member of Mount Olive Methodist Church in Hope.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth ''Eliza'' Scott; two sisters, Ada Scott of Philadelphia and Juanita Scott of New York; and a brother-in-law, Wilbert Benson of Wilmington.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Methodist Church of Hope, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery in Hope.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.
Harold R. Ginn Sr., 67
SMYRNA - Harold R. Ginn Sr. of Smyrna died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in the Christiana Hospital, Newark. He was 67.
Mr. Ginn was born in Trenton, N.J.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Mr. Ginn was employed in the receiving department of Electric Hose and Rubber in Wilmington.
Later, he worked as a mechanic for Watkins Truck Sales and Service in New Castle, retiring in 1978.
He moved to Smyrna in 1974.
Mr. Ginn was a member of Ewell's-St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Clayton and a lifetime member of the David C. Harrison Post 14, American Legion, in Smyrna, where he served in its color guard.
Most recently, Mr. Ginn had been attending Fairwinds Baptist Church in Bear.
He was preceded in death be a granddaughter, Heather Ann Cooper.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean D. Groh Ginn; two sons, Harold R. Ginn Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., and Marshall A. Ginn, and his wife, Karen, of Dover; two daughters, Diane Ginn of Smyrna and Cindy Cooper, and her husband, John, of Newark; and five grandchildren, H. Robert Gosser Jr. of Richmond, Va., Cynthia Cooper and Rachel Josephine Cooper, both of Newark, and Jean Marie Gosser and Mary Teresa Gosser, both of Smyrna.
Service is 10 a.m. Monday at the Fairwinds Baptist Church, Seymour Road, Bear.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. Du Pont Parkway, New Castle.
Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery, Middletown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions
be made to the David C. Harrison Post 14, American Legion, P.O. Box 345,
Smyrna, DE 19977; or to the American Lung Association of Delaware, 1021
Gilpin Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806.
Pastor Viola Butts, 71
COVERDALE CROSSROADS - Pastor Viola Butts of Coverdale Crossroads died Monday, July 20, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 71.
Pastor Butts was born in Virginia, the daughter of the late Ross Lambert and Clara Lambert of Virginia.
She later moved to Delaware, where she was employed by Beebe Hospital in Lewes for 10 years, retiring in 1980.
Pastor Butts accepted Christ as her personal savior at age 21, and attended Mount Zion Holy Church. She was called out by God to start her own mission in Coverdale Crossroads, Bridgeville. She was a kind and loving mother in the Lord, a friend and a woman in the true sense of the word. Everyone who knew Pastor Butts loved her dearly. She encouraged the young people to stay close with God and keep him in their prayers. She always struggled to keep her family together and for them to seek salvation. Her favorite hymn was ''We Will Understand It Better By and By.'' Pastor Butts is gone but not forgotten.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Butts of Virginia, and a son, Ernest Samuel of Washington, D.C., whom she mothered as her own.
She is survived by a brother, Raymond Lambert of Coverdale Crossroads; three sisters, Rosetta Powell of Coverdale Crossroads, Daisey Williams of Salisbury, Md., and Mary Lambert of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Francis Lambert of Wilmington; a brother-in-law, Herman Williams of Salisbury, Md.; a godmother, Bishop A. Stevens of Wilmington; the five children she mothered as her own, Clara Wright of Ellendale, Delores Pacheco of Laurel, Louis Powell of New York City; Patricia Powell of Lewes; and Barbara Soto of Georgetown; a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Pentecostal Church of God of Lincoln, Sussex 225.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Burial will be in Shiloan AME Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Mount Sinai Holy Mission in memory of Pastor Viola Butts, RD 3, Box 654, Bridgeville, DE 19933.
Hilda Roberta Dawkins, 84
CHURCH HILL, Md. - Hilda Roberta Dawkins of Church Hill died Friday, July 24, 1998, in the Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 84.
Mrs. Dawkins was born in 1913, in Wye Mills, the daughter of the late Frank and Hattie McMullen Miles.
She attended school in Centreville.
Mrs. Dawkins worked for the defense plant in Chestertown, the Price Cannery in Price, and the Swan General Store in Price, retiring in 1986.
She was a member of the Price Bethany United Methodist Church, the Price United Methodist Women and the Price Community Chief, all of Price.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Morris Dawkins, in 1967, a sister, Naoma Stevenson, in 1997, and a son, Albert W. Dawkins, also in 1997.
She is survived by two daughters, Joyce I. Walton of Troy, Mo., and Barbara S. McFarland of Church Hill; two brothers, Paul Miles and Emory Miles, both of Centreville; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethany United Methodist Church in Price.
Friends and relatives may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Centreville.
Burial will be in Church Hill Cemetery in Church Hill.
The family suggests contributions be made to Bethany United Methodist Church in Price.
Anna C. Havice, 86
FELTON - Anna C. Havice of Felton, formerly of Milroy, Pa., died Friday, July 24, 1998, in Silver Lake Center, Dover, where she had been a resident since 1989. She was 86.
Mrs. Havice was a window dresser for Dank's Department Store in Lewistown, Pa., retiring several years ago.
She was involved for many years with the Girl Scouts, while living in Pennsylvania, and she attended the Havice Valley Church and enjoyed flower gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry S. Havice in 1979.
She is survived by two daughters, Faye Pennypacker Boogaard of Felton and Myrna C. Lewis of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Hile and a brother, Rush ''Jim'' Nale, both of Milroy, Pa.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Havice Valley United Methodist Church, Milroy, Pa., where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Havice Valley United Methodist Church, Milroy, Pa.
Arrangements by Berry-Short Funeral Home, Felton, and Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, Pa.
Olden W.S. Waples Sr., 84
ELLENDALE - Olden W.S. Waples Sr. of Ellendale died of respiratory failure Thursday, July 24, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 84.
Mr. Waples was born in 1913, in Ellendale, the son of the late Robert Waples and Lydia J. Miller Waples.
He attended the Ellendale School District from grades one through eight.
Mr. Waples served in the United States Army for four years during World War II.
He worked as a truck driver for various companies.
Mr. Waples worked for the State Highway Department, retiring in 1986.
He also was a volunteer ambulance driver for the Ellendale Fire Company.
Mr. Waples was a lifelong member of the Ellendale Fire Company.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ollie Miller, Otto Miller, Norwood Causey, and Burl Pettyjohn; a granddaughter, Tammy Waples; and a very special and devoted friend, Lucille Smith.
He is survived by five daughters, the Rev. Jean W. Wylie and her husband Samuel of Milford, Diane E. Little of Dover, Annie M. Williams of Magnolia, Phyllis E. Hayes and her husband Stewart of Dover, and Linda J. Showell and her husband Greg of Milford; three sons, Olden Waples Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Felton, Robert Waples and his friend Vernetta Roach of Seaford, and John Waples of Ellendale; two brothers-in-law, Alfred Harmon of Milford, and Robert Pettyjohn of Ellendale; 11 grandchildren, Renee Shelton of Dover, Keith Little of Salt Lake City, Utah, William Williams Jr. of Ellendale, Crystal Hayes of Dover, Stewart '' B.J.'' Hayes of Dover, Kelly Waples of Felton, Michael Waples of Newark, Adrienne Duffy of Lincoln, Vonyette Aikens of Lincoln, Brandon Sharpe of Milford, and Jordan Showell of Milford; and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Ellendale, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. today .
Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.
Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Homes, Milford.
Robert Stephen Derickson, 84
SEAFORD - Robert Stephen Derickson of Seaford died Friday, July 24, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 84.
Mr. Derickson was born in Camden, N.J.
He was a veteran of World War II.
He was a graduate of the University of Delaware.
Mr. Derickson was a biology teacher at Christiana High School for 17 years, retiring in 1974.
He also was a volunteer worker at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Derickson was a member of Doric Lodge 30 A.F. and A.M. in Millville.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Beatrice Taber Derickson; two sons, Albert C. Derickson of Lewes, and W. Kenneth Derickson of Naperville, Ill.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Derickson donated his body to science.
Service will be at a later date.
Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home Inc., Seaford.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Independence Dogs Inc., 146 State Line Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317.
Genevieve E. Dennis, 74
MARGATE, Fla. - Genevieve E. Dennis of Margate died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in her home. She was 74.
Mrs. Dennis was born in 1924, in Berlin, Md., the daughter of the late William Ellis and Edith Bunting Ellis.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Dennis and her husband moved to Florida in 1967, from Lewes, Del.
Mrs. Dennis was a member of the Lewes Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Dennis of Margate; and three daughters, Bonnie D. Lingo of Lewes, Del., Terry Isaacs of Ellendale, Del., and Cindy Black of Coral Springs.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Graveside-Epworth Methodist Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Burial will be in Epworth Methodist Cemetery, Rehoboth Beach.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Lewes Presbyterian Church Sunday School, Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.
Louis McCoy Winkler, 78
REHOBOTH BEACH - Louis McCoy Winkler of Rehoboth Beach died Thursday, July 23, 1998, in his home. He was 78.
Mr. Winkler was born in 1919, in Wilmington, the son of the late Harry J. Winkler and Mary E. Winkler.
He was a World War II veteran of the Army Corps serving in Hawaii.
He was a graduate of Mount St. Mary's College, Emmittsburg, Md.
From 1946 to 1978, Mr. Winkler, along with his brother Henry, owned and operated Winklers Restaurant, a family-owned business since 1880.
He was an avid golfer.
Mr. Winkler was a member of St. Edmonds-St. Judes Catholic Churches, a member and past treasurer of the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Rehoboth Beach Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Brennan Winkler of Rehoboth Beach; two sons, Louis Winkler of Wilmington, and Victor Winkler of Salisbury, Md.; a daughter, Betty Lou Smith of Salisbury; and a brother, Henry Winkler of Rehoboth Beach.
Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Judes Catholic Church, Lewes.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 786, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Lewes.
James Thomas Sipple, 43
PHILADELPHIA - James Thomas Sipple of Philadelphia died Friday, July 24, 1998, in Mercy Catholic Hospital, Darby. He was 43.
Mr. Sipple was born in 1954, in Philadelphia.
He was raised in Kenton, Del., and attended Smyrna High School.
Mr. Sipple served in the United States Marine Corps.
Presently, Mr. Sipple was employed as a delivery truck driver in the Philadelphia area.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sipple of Philadelphia; a son, James Thomas Sipple Jr. of Newark, Del.; a daughter, Rita Marie Sipple of Newark; his mother, Alberta Sheats of Hartly, Del.; his father, James Semple of Dover, Del.; five brothers, Dennis Sipple of Marydel, Del., Gary Sipple of Denton, Md., Jojo Sipple of Hartly, Jamie Semple of Felton, Del., and Richard Semple of Ridgely, Md.; four sisters, Sarah Cox of Hartly, Robbin Barilla of Camden, Del., Shirley Semple of Camden, and Angelique Semple of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Faith Baptist Church, 300 Zion Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming, Del.
Mary E. West Stewart, 66
LAUREL - Mary E. West Stewart died Thursday, July 23, 1998, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was 66.
Mrs. Stewart was born in 1932, the daughter of the late Hayward C. and Lottie West.
She attended Ross Point School, near Laurel.
Mrs. Stewart was employed at the former Swift Poultry Plant, presently known as Perdue Inc., in Georgetown, and at the Draper King Cole Co. until her illness.
She was a member of New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel, and was a member of New Zion United Methodist Women organization.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonzo L. ''Skinny'' Stewart in January 1998, and a brother, Oliver C. Vincent.
She is survived by three daughters, Janet Davis of Laurel, Vanessa Stewart of Georgetown and Terri Stewart of Bridgeville; a son, Michael Stewart of Laurel; a stepson, Antwon Trimball of Laurel; five grandchildren, Tinika Jeffers of Newark, Damara E. Davis of Laurel, Shakara and Edward Stewart of Bridgeville and Jaivon Williams of Georgetown and a great-granddaughter, Tinia Jeffers of Newark; a sister, Eleanor Parker of Laurel, and a nephew, Brooks Parker of Seaford.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Friends may also call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
The Rev. William H. Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Laurel.
Arrangements by Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg, Md.