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Harvey C. 'Brownie' Brown, 72
CRUMPTON, Md. - Harvey C. ''Brownie'' Brown of Crumpton died of heart failure Thursday, March 5, 1998. He was 72.
Mr. Brown was born in Elkton, son of the late Harvey S. Brown and V. Della Cox Warner.
He lived all of his life in Rock Hall, with the exception of the last eight years in Crumpton.
Mr. Brown received his formal education in the Kent County school system, graduating from Chestertown High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one star, the Pacific Theater Ribbon with one star, the American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Ribbon. He was active in the Civil Defense unit, Chestertown.
Mr. Brown was employed with the Soil Conservation Service, Chestertown. After the Navy, he returned home and was employed with the C & P Telephone Co., where he worked as a lineman, an installer and later in the office, retiring after 40 years.
He held lifetime memberships in the VFW Post 652, Communication Workers of America, BPO Elks Lodge 2472, American Legion Post 228, Rock Hall and was twice commander of American Legion Post 228 .
Mr. Brown enjoyed golfing, crabbing, fishing, hunting and his family.
He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Patricia Kemp of Smyrna, Del. and Theresa Ann Jones of Rock Hall; two sons, Harvey Thomas Brown of Rock Hall and Timothy Lee Scarborough of San Diego; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the St. Paul's Cemetery, Chestertown.
Reception at the American Legion, Rock Hall, after the burial.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Elsmere Veterans Hospital, Elsmere, DE.
William Cerf Wright, 86
MILTON - William Cerf Wright of Milton died of heart failure Saturday, March 7, 1998, in the Beebe Medical Center. He was 86.
Mr. Wright was born in Chester, Pa.
He was employed as boss foreman with the Sinclair Oil Refinery for 35 years, retiring in 1966.
Mr. Wright was a member of St. Judes Catholic Church, Del. 1, Five Points, and was head usher for many years.
He was also a member of the Georgetown Adult Plus Center and of Sinclair Retiree Association.
He is survived by a son, William B. Wright of Newark; three daughters, Jane Tollefson of Wilmington, Betty Schaefer of Boothwyn, Pa., and Pat Moran of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Judes Catholic Church, Del. 1, Five Points, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Father Philip Sheskey will officiate.
Burial will be private in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Aston, Pa.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by the Parsell Funeral Homes &
Crematorium, Kings Highway, Lewes.
Barbara Etta Waters Johnson, 60
DOVER - Barbara Etta Waters Johnson of Dover, formerly of Florida and Nebraska, died Friday, March 6, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 60.
Mrs. Johnson was born in 1937, in Dover, the daughter of the late Almeta and Oscar Waters.
She was educated in the Dover public schools.
Mrs. Johnson was an employee of the Delaware State News before her illness.
She was baptized at Union Baptist Church as a young teen and later joined Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, where she served on the Usher Board.
Even though very direct at times, Barbara had a real caring manner about her and endeared herself to her family and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Oscar Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Michael A. Patterson and his wife, Shirley of Columbus, Ga., Aron E. Johnson of Dover and his father, Aron L. Johnson of Hollywood, Fla.; a brother, Stephen D. Waters of Charlottesville, Va.; a sister, Deborah A. Briddell of Dover; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nephews; a devoted aunt, Thelma A. Brown of Dover; a favorite great-uncle, Paul Tue of Dover; other aunts and uncles of Berlin, Md.; a host of cousins, other relatives and good friends.
Service will be at noon Tuesday at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Dover.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and family will be present from 7-8 p.m. at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover. Friends may also call from 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdaythe church.
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Donald 'Scott' Thompson, 24
NEW CASTLE - Donald ''Scott'' Thompson of New Castle and Dover died Friday, March 6, 1998, in Anne Arundel County, Md. He was 24.
Mr. Thompson was born in 1973, son of Walter B. and Connie Thompson of Sudlersville, Md.
He was an apprentice pipefitter for Sobieski Plumbing & Heating in Wilmington.
Mr. Thompson served in the Air Force for three and a half years and was discharged in May 1996 at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas. He was a canine handler in the Air Force.
He enjoyed snowboarding, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by two brothers, Walter B. Thompson III of New Castle, and Kevin Wayne Thompson of Elkton, Md.; also four nieces, Morgan, Taylor, Rylee and Aleisha Thompson.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.
Pearl W. Hall, 83
MILFORD - Pearl W. Hall of Milford died Saturday, March 7, 1998, in Westminster Village Health Center, Dover. She was 83.
Mrs. Hall was born in Lincoln, the daughter of the late Charles and Della Messick Workman.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hall was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Donald Hall, in 1978.
She is survived by a son, Donald D. Hall of Fairfield, Conn.; one sister, Delema Wright of Lincoln; two nephews, Roy White and R. Allen White, both of Milford; three nieces, Frances Ward, Alma Musser and Phyllis Williamson, all of Seaford; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Melva S. Saulsbury, 68
RIDGELY, Md. - Melva S. Saulsbury of Ridgely died of respiratory failure, Saturday, March 8, 1998, in her home. She was 68.
Mrs. Saulsbury was born in Ridgely, the daughter of the late Albert Thomas Starkey Sr. and Blanche Laird Starkey.
She graduated from Salisbury State Teacher's College and received her master's degree from the University of Maryland, in College Park, Md.
Mrs. Saulsbury was a member of Ridgely United Methodist Church, serving as secretary for the United Methodist Women; was a choir member, and a member of the GRO group. She was also a member of the Maryland Retired Teacher's Association; American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 915, and the ADK Sorority.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Saulsbury, in 1983.
She is survived by one brother, Albert Thomas Starkey Jr. of Mount Airy, Md.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridgely United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Moore Funeral Home P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton.
Burial will be in Denton Cemetery. Denton.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Ridgely United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 424, Ridgely, MD 21660.
Brenda Ann Sharkey, 58
LEWES - Brenda Ann Sharkey of Lewes died Sunday, March 8, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 58.
Mrs. Sharkey was born in Quincy, Mass., in 1939, the daughter of Denis J. Donoghue, also of Quincy.
She was an office manager for eight years at Allstate Insurance and retired in 1993.
Mrs. Sharkey was member of St. Judes Catholic Church, Del. 1, Five Points; she did volunteer work for the Lewes Public Library; a member of the Lewes Historical Society, and a member of the Southern Delaware Academy of Life Long Learning.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, William J. Sharkey Jr of Lewes; three sons, Stephen M. Sharkey of Fredericksburg, Va., Michael J. Sharkey of Lewes, and Brian J. Sharkey of Falls Church, Va.; one daughter, Karen M. Sharkey of Lewes; three brothers, Paul Donoghue and Michael Donoghue, both of Quincy, Mass., and Joseph Donoghue of Baltimore; two sisters, Judith Simkins of Derry, N.H., and Marylee Wall of Holbrook, Mass.; three grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Judes Catholic Church, Del. 1 at Five Points, Lewes, where Father Philip Sheekey will officiate.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lewes.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Casa San Francisco Center, P.O. Box 38, Milton, DE 19968.
Ann Virginia Taylor, 72
GREENSBORO, Md. - Ann Virginia Taylor of Greensboro died of natural causes, Sunday, March 8, 1998, in Easton Memorial Hospital. She was 72.
Miss Taylor was born in 1925, in Reading, Pa., daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Florence Coursey Taylor.
She was employed by Playtex Co. in Dover, and retired as an executive secretary.
She is survived by an uncle, John Harvey Coursey of Hagerstown, Md., and many cousins.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, Md.
Delbert C. Brown, 75
FREDERICA - Delbert C. Brown of Frederica died Sunday, March 8, 1998, in Christiana Medical Center. He was 75.
Mr. Brown worked for James Julian Inc. for 14 years and retired in 1987. He also owned and operated his own excavating business in Delaware for many years.
He was a life member of Frederica Volunteer Fire Co.
Mr. Brown enjoyed hunting, NASCAR, and working with his backhoe.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne B. and William B. both of Harrington, Janet L. and Steve Warren both of Milford; two grandchildren, Jason R. Brode of Harrington and Chad S. Warren of Milford.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Evelyn Amanda Cain, 92
HARRINGTON - Evelyn Amanda Cain of Harrington died Sunday, March 8, 1998, in the Courtland Manor Nursing Home in Dover. She was 92.
Mrs. Cain was born in 1905, in Ridgely, Md., the daughter of the late Charles W. Willis and Grace Odella Willis.
She was the oldest lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Harrington Fire Co.; a member of Harrington Senior Center; a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrington.
Mrs. Cain loved to cook and spend time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, George W. Cain, and a grandson, Glenn Allen Cain, in 1987.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles G. Cain and Eleanore Cain both of Harrington; two grandchildren, Greg Cain of Harrington, and Denise Cain of Rehoboth.
Service will be at 1 p.m Wednesday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. Du Pont Highway, Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
The Rev. Mark Yoder will officiate.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Weiner Ave., Harrington, DE 19952 or Ladies Auxillary, c/o Harrington Fire Co., 10 Mechanic St. Harrington, DE 19952