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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 his wife Annie 'Miss Kitty' Harmon Waples in 1976, 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. today at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Ellendale.

Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.

Arrangements by Youngs Funeral Homes, Milford.

 

Samuel Segal, 78

MILTON - Samuel Segal of Milton died of cancer Friday, July 24, 1998, in his home. He was 78.

Mr. Segal was born in Philadelphia. 

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army in Central Europe, Northern France, Normandy, and the Rhineland and Aleutian Islands Campaign.

Mr. Segal was a conductor and trainmaster for the B & O Railroad for 31 years, retiring in 1980.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Alice Mae Segal; a son, David R. Thornton of Berlin, N.J.; two daughters, Arline F. Mabe of Philadelphia and Leona A. Winsey of Royersford, Pa.; a brother, Milton Segal of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Service will be private.

Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Summit.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Oncology Department of the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital, University and Woodland Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., 19104.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

 

Kenneth Harold Bracey, 31

NASSAU, Del. - Kenneth Harold Bracey of Nassau died of an aneurysm Wednesday, July 22, 1998, in Lewes. He was 31.

Mr. Bracey was born in 1967, in Lewis.

He graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in 1985.

He was a truck driver for George Fluharty Construction.

Mr. Bracey was a member of the Lewes Fire Department and a member of the Ambulance Squad.

He is survived by a son, Justin Lee Morris of Ellendale; his parents, Kenneth Harold Allen and Essie Allen, both of Lewes; a sister, Joyce A. Sessoms of Seaford; two brothers, Larry R. Copes of New York, and Alvin Bracey of Seaford; his maternal grandmother, Constance Scott of Belltown; his paternal grandfather, Charles Allen of Milton; a very special friend, Lisa Sellers; three aunts and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. 

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Faith Christian Center of Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Memorial Park of Midway.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made payable to the Justin Morris Trust Funds of Mellon Bank, Georgetown, DE.

Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, Inc., Seaford.

 

Wilbur Bruce Crouse Sr., 84

RIDGELY, Md. - Wilbur Bruce Crouse Sr. of Ridgely died of natural causes Saturday, July 25, 1998 in his home. He was 84.

Mr. Crouse was born in 1913, in Ridgely, the son of the late Elmer Gibbles and Hazel Bruch Crouse.

He was a truck driver for several trucking companies, Wills Dairy Trucking for nine years, Elkton Trucking for 10 years, and Whites Express for six years.

Mr. Crouse lived in Lake Placid, Fla., for 38 years, recently returning to Ridgely.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Jessie Walls Crouse, in 1990; and two daughters, Hazel Crouse Chance in 1989, and Jean Crouse Correll in 1990.

He is survived by two sons, Elmer G. Crouse of Grasonville, and Wilbur B. Crouse Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Helen C. Knotts of Ridgely, Beverly C. Wade of Bridgetown, and Jane C. Shahan of Kenton, Del.; a brother, Donald Crouse of Dayton, Va.; a sister, Esther Marie Maxwell of Elizabethtown, Pa.; 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Placid.

 

George Fred Kidwell, 62

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - George Fred Kidwell of Chestertown died Saturday, July 25, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. He was 62.

Mr. Kidwell was born in 1936, in Rawl, W.Va., the son of the late Harvey Kidwell and Columbia McCoy Kidwell. 

He married Eleanor Thompson in 1955.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served from 1954 until he was honorably discharged in 1958.

Mr. Kidwell enrolled in Morris Harvey College in Charleston, W.Va., and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts. 

He then went to Wayne State University in Wayne, Mich., where he received his Masters in Social Work in 1963.

As a clinical social worker, he practiced for several years in Michigan. There he founded the first mental health clinic in Gaylord, Mich.

In 1978, he moved to Maryland and worked with the Eastern Shore Hospital center in Cambridge, from 1978 until 1982, when he went to work as an area coordinator for Upper Shore Community Mental Health Center in Chestertown, until 1991.

He also, during this time, worked as executive director for Family Services of Kent County, where he was due to retire in August of 1998.

Mr. Kidwell thoroughly enjoyed his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Danny Kidwell and John Kidwell.

He is survived by a son, Thomas F. Kidwell of Gaithersburg; a brother, James William Kidwell of Augusta, Maine; three sisters, Mary Hatfield and Janice Perkins, both of Perryville, and Patricia Wagman of Aberdeen; and two grandchildren, Matthew T. Kidwell, and James Grey Kidwell, both of Gaithersburg.

Service will be 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Perryville.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 14115 Seneca Rd., Darnestown, Md., 20874.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.

 

Betty S. Pitts, 77

FRANKFORD - Betty S. Pitts of Frankford died Thursday, July 23, 1998, in the Lofland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Seaford. She was 77.

Mrs. Pitts was born in Jamesville, Va., the daughter of the late Seamer Smith and Eula Harmon Belmont.

She was a retired self-employed farmer. 

She was affiliated with the United Methodist Women and the Usher Board.

Mrs. Pitts was a member of the Zoar U.M. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Pitts in 1985; and a son, Harrison Smith in 1989.

She is survived by two daughters, Nora Smith of Seaford and Beatrice Townsend of Frankford; a son, Raymond Smith of Berlin, Md.; two adopted daughters, Sherderra Brown of Frankford and Aletha Belmont of Belglade, Fla.; a brother, Ernest Belmont of Selbyville; and 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zoar U.M. Church, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in Golden Acres Cemetery in Bishop, Md.

Arrangements by Jolley Memorial Chapel, Salisbury, Md.
 

Juanita Decker Shade, 85

MIDDLETOWN - Juanita Decker Shade of Middletown, formerly of Arlington, Va., died of cancer Saturday, July 25, 1998, in the home of her son, Daniel D. Shade. She was 85.

Mrs. Shade spent the majority of her life caring for her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip Newton James Shade in 1986; two children, Philip and John Scott, both in 1997.

She is survived by three children, E. Victor Shade of St. George, Utah, Nancy Gauer of Eaton, Ohio and Daniel D. Shade of Middletown; 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, in the Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser, W.Va.

 

James L. Vieira, 65

MAGNOLIA - James L. Vieira of Magnolia, formerly of Cantebury, died Saturday, July 25, 1998. He was 65.

Mr. Vieira was born in 1932, in Taunton, Mass., the son of the late Frank F. and Emily Sousa Vieira.

He was enlisted in the Air Force, and was a veteran of the Vietnam and Korean Wars. He retired from the military after 20 years of service.

Mr. Vieira was employed as a guard at the Morris Correctional Center in Dover, after his retirement from the military. He retired from the Morris Correctional Center after 22 years.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sheila K. Vieira of Magnolia; two sons, James S. Vieira of Louisiana and Wayne D. Vieira of Magnolia; two daughters, Karen Crispino of Texas and Sharon Kashner of Colorado; three brothers, William Vieira of Tauntan, Richard Vieira of Wareham, Mass., and Gerald Vieira of Taunton; two sisters, Elizabeth Crouther of Taunton and Delores Gobin of Attleboro, Mass; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Service with full military honors will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Delaware Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.

Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetary, Bear.

 

Donna Rae Hughes, 57

FELTON - Donna Rae Hughes, a 36 year resident of Felton, died Friday, July 24, 1998, in Washington, D.C. with her family. She was 57.

Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of Raymond Evans and the late Josie Evans.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph Hughes and two children, Beth and Bryan Hughes; two sisters, Connie Donavan and Monica Stergeos.

Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at Manship's Church, Felton.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements by Devol Funeral Home, Washington, D.C.

 

Horace E. Pepper Sr., 92

LAUREL - Horace E. Pepper Sr. of Laurel died Saturday, July 25, 1998, in the Genisis Elder Care Seaford Center. He was 92.

Mr. Pepper was born in Boxana, the son of the late Clarence and Minerva Rickards Pepper.

He was part owner of the former H & H Poultry Company in Selbyville and was also a farmer and poultryman.

Mr. Pepper was co-founder and a past president of the Delmarva Flying Farmers and was an active pilot until age 82. He attended the Faith Community Church in Camden.

He was preceded in death by three wives, Leona Dingle Pepper, Ruth Hickman Pepper and Harriet Willis Pepper.

He is survived by three sons, Sherran M. Pepper of Aiken, S.C., Roland D. Pepper of Delmar and Horace E. Pepper Jr. of Laurel; a daughter, Saralee P. Wharton of Millsboro; a step-son, Curtis J. Hickman of Salisbury, Md.; a step-daughter, Ann H. Anderson of Dover; a brother, Howard W. Pepper of Selbyville; a sister, Mary Hayes of Sarasota, Fla.; his fiance, Mary Goff of Laurel; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

Pastor Ronald L. David will officiate.

The family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 228C N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.

 

Doris A. Carmean, 55

HARRINGTON - Doris A. Carmean of Harrington died of cancer Sunday, July 26, 1998, in her summer residence in Millsboro. She was 55.

Mrs. Carmean was born in 1942, in Seaford, the daughter of the late Roland and Ruth Eskridge.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Carmean in 1968.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. James E. Carmean Jr. of Harrington; a son, James E. Carmean III of Virginia Beach, Va.; a brother, John Eskridge of Harrington; a half-brother, Thomas Eskridge; a sister, Rosalie Pase of Sopchoppy, Fla.; two half-sisters, Faith and Susan Eskridge; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Commerce Street, Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Rev. Brooks Rynolds will officiate.

Burial will be in Blades Cemetery in Blades.

Arrangements by McKnatt Funeral Home, Harrington.

 

Herman C. Lockwood Sr., 88

SELYBVILLE - Herman C. Lockwood Sr. of Selbyville died Friday July 24, 1998, in Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was 88.

Mr. Lockwood served in the Merchant Marines.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Georgetown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Althea Smack Lockwood.

He is survived by two sons, Chan Lockwood of Lincoln and Drew Lockwood of Wilmington; a sister, Doris King of Dagsboro and a dear friend who looked after him, Dorothy Hudson Folsom of Selbyville; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service and burial were private.

Arrangements were by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown.

 

Lester Friend 'Duffy' Meyer, 78

SMYRNA - Lester Friend ''Duffy'' Meyer of Smyrna died Monday, July 27, 1998, in Westminster Village Health Center, Dover. He was 78.

Mr. Meyer was born in 1919, in Oneida, N.Y., the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Frederick F. Meyer.

He graduated from Camden, New York High School and later the Crane Institute of Music, University of the State of New York, Potsdam.

Mr. Meyer was a World War II veteran and served on the Island of Saipan.

He was owner/operator of Pioneer Bulk Carriers and later worked for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources before retiring in 1985.

Mr. Meyer was a past member of the Lions Club and a life member of Harmony Lodge 13 AF&AM. As a professional musician, he played in numerous musical organizations. He has been a supporter of St. Peters Episcopal Church and Asbury United Methodist Church, both in Smyrna, as well as Downs Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark F. Meyer, in January of 1994.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Attix Meyer; a son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Janet Meyer and their children, Kimberly and Kristin of Magnolia; a sister, Albertina Meyer Cole; a nephew, John Cole and his wife, Pamela and their daughters, Connie Holland and Tamara Moeller, all of Leavenworth, Kan.; two nieces, Albertina Baser of Fla. and Gretchen Channing of Calif.; a brother-in-law, Bernhard Moeller of Calif.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 22-24 W. Mount Vernon St., Smyrna, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Youth Ministry of Asbury United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 330, Smyrna, DE 19977, or to the Restoration of the Smyrna Town Hall for the Arts, being sponsored by the Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association, P.O. Box 611, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors, Inc., Smyrna.

 

Donald Francis Cordrey, 51

Elkton, Md. - Donald Francis Cordrey of Elkton died of a heart attack Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Union Hospital in Elkton. He was 51.

Mr. Cordrey was born in 1947, in Milford.

He worked in retail sales.

He is survived by a son, Donald F. Cordrey Jr. of Felton; two daughters, Donna Sue Cordrey of Camden and Brandy Cordrey of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandchildren; and a sister, Christine M. Goodyear of Elkton.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Hicks Home for Funerals, P.A., 103 W. Stockton St., Elkton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

The Rev. Roger Eastridge will officiate.

Burial will be in Leeds Cemetery, Leeds, Md.

 

Alice M. Davis, 84

FRANKFORD - Alice M. Davis of Frankford died of heart failure Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes. She was 84.

Mrs. Davis was born in Taylorsville, Md., the daughter of the late Clarence L. Coffin and Lottie Mitchell Coffin.

She was a seamstress and also worked at the Frankford Joy Freeze for over 20 years.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the Dagsboro Church of God.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Russell J. Davis; two daughters, Laverne Gland of Clarksville and Valerie F. Chandler of Millsboro; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Frankford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Bishopville Cemetery in Bishopville, Md.

The Rev. Bud Truitt will officiate.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Alzheimer's Association of Delaware, 321 E. 11th St., Wilmington, DE 19801.

 

Homer George Dawson, 74

BROADKILL BEACH - Homer George Dawson of Broadkill Beach died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He was 74.

Mr. Dawson was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II.

He was president and business manager for Local 542 Operating Engineers for 35 years. He sold real estate for 15 years.

Mr. Dawson was a 32nd degree Mason. He was also a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane Wilson Dawson, in July 1984.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Sue Dawson; two sons, Tim Dawson of Chesapeake City, Md., and Craig Dawson of Wilmington; a sister, Helen Canter of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-children, Linda, Pamela and Mark, all of Tuzson, Ariz.

Service and burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Milton.

 

Rev. Anna Elizabeth Matilda Gale-Walker, 82

DOVER - Rev. Anna Elizabeth Matilda Gale-Walker of Dover died of food poisoning Saturday, July 25, 1998, in Bay Health/Kent General Hospital. She was 82.

Rev. Walker was born in 1916, in Pocomoke, Md., the daughter of Dennis and Julia Elizabeth Fletcher-Gale.

She held a Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from Wilmington College.

Rev. Walker was the pastor of Central Baptist Church in Dover. She was formerly director of the Mental Health Association of Delaware, Kent County Chapter for 12 years, and Director of Harvest Years Senior Center on Saulsblury Road in Dover for 18 months. She and her husband, The Rev. Gray G. Walker, are members of Harvest Years Senior Center.

She was a faithful servant of the Lord for 70 years. She was ordained as Elder in the Philadelphia Conference of the A.M.E. Church.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, The Rev. Gray G. Walker; a brother, John W. Gale; a daughter, Priscilla Palmer and her husband, Antonio Palmer Sr.; a grandson, Antonio Palmer Jr., all of Harrisburg, Pa.; a step-daughter, Marion B. Rogers of Philadelphia, Pa., and a large extended family, cousins and a host of friends.

Service will be at noon Thursday at First Baptist Church of Cheswold.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Baptist Church in Dover.

Burial will be in Sharon Hll Memorial Gardens in Dover.

The family suggests contributions be made in her memory to Harvest Years Senior Center, 21 Saulsbury Rd., Dover, DE 19904.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Madoleen M. Weber, 92

TOWNSEND - Madoleen M. Weber of Townsend died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in the home of her son Calvin W. Weber Sr., with whom she lived. She was 92.

Mrs. Weber was born and raised near Federalsburg, Md.

She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Weber in 1975.

She is survived by a daughter, Marguarite Warren of Seaford; four sons, John R. Weber and Calvin W. Weber, both of Townsend, Burton C. Weber of Middletown and Clark D. Weber of Newark; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice.

 

Charlotte V. Hoyle, 77

MILLSBORO - Charlotte V. Hoyle of Millsboro died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in her home. She was 77.

Mrs. Hoyle was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of the late Philip C. and Lena Gusner Domras.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Hoyle was a member of Rebekkah Lodge, International Order of Odd Fellows, in Forestville, Md., and the Ladies Auxilliary of the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Joseph Hoyle Sr., in 1991.

She is survived by a son, Francis Joseph Hoyle Jr. of Millsboro; two daughters, Diane Teresa Woods and Mary Frances Bellamy, both of Huntingtown, Md.; a brother, Philip Conrad Domras of Lusby, Md.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rausch Funeral Home, 8431 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings, Md., where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Friends may also call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funernal Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.

The Rev. John O. Hoffman will officiate.

Burial will be in Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Md.

 

Harvey W. Exum, 86

DENTON, Md. - Harvey W. Exum, a 21 year resident of Denton, formerly of Iglehart, Md., died of congestive heart failure Monday, July 27, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 86.

Mr. Exum was born in North Carolina, the son of the late George Exum and Nettie Elizabeth Rogers Exum.

He was a truck driver for MacMillan Blodell in Odenton, Md., retiring in 1976.

He was preceded in death by two sons, John Howard Exum and Jerry Walton; a brother, Marion Exum and a sister, Betty Selma.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mildred Exum of Denton; two foster grandsons, Christopher Watson and A.J. Watson, both of Lewiston, Maine.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., in Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Greensboro Baptist Church, P.O. Box 66, Greensboro, Md. 21639.

 

Sadie G. Abbott, 94

ARGOS CORNER - Sadie G. Abbott of Argos Corner, formerly of Lynch Heights, died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in the home of Ray and Ruby Troyer, where she lived for two years. She was 94.

Mrs. Abbott was a homemaker.

She was a member of Pilgrim Holiness Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Franklin Abbott Jr., in 1993.

She is survived by a son, Robert L. and his wife, Peggy Abbott of Milford; two grandsons, Dale and his wife, Karen Abbott of Dover and Gary Abbott of Milford; three great-granddaughters, Kasey, Courtney and Brittney Abbott.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Barratts Chapel, Frederica.

 

Anna Wilson Fisher, 100

REHOBOTH BEACH - Anna Wilson Fisher of Rehoboth Beach died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in the home of her daughter in Faus Church, Va. She was 100.

Mrs. Fisher was born in 1898, in New York, N.Y., and moved in 1969 from Arlington, Va., to Rehoboth Beach. She was the daughter of the late William Blake Wilson and Anna Cusack.

She was an Honorary member of the Parks Commission of Rehoboth Beach, and was for many years an active member of the VIA, Rehoboth Beach Historical Society, the Sussex Gardeners and the Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association. She was a communicant at her church, and had been an active member at All Saints Episcopal Church. On January 24, 1998, the Rehoboth Board of Commissioners declared that date as Anna Fisher Day in honor of her 100th birthday.

She was preceded in death by her husband, DeWitt Fisher, in 1990.

She is survived by a son, Lee W. Fisher of Isle of Palms, S.C., and a daughter, Jean Fisher Stonesifer of Falls Church, Va.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at All Saints Episcopal Church, Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, where friends may call one half hour prior to the service.

Father Leroy Davis will officiate.

Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Angola.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, Greater Arlington Region, 6400 Arlington Blvd., Ste. 1000, Falls Church, Va., 22042 or charity of choice.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

 

Eugenia Adair Walker Stann,78

WILMINGTON - Eugenia Adair Walker Stann of Wilmington died Sunday, July 26, 1998, in Franciscan Care Center in Wilmington. She was 78.

Mrs. Stann was born in 1919, in Greenville, Texas, the daughter of the late Luther and Myrtle Reed Adair.

She graduated from Tyler High School. She attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Arkansas.

Mrs. Stann moved from Milford in 1971, until 1983, then returned to Dallas, where she resided at Three Fountains/Walnut Place. In 1995, she returned to Delaware to the Franciscan Care Center in Wilmington.

She was very active in the Christ Church Alter Guild and the Christ Church Needlecraft Guild. She selected designs and stitched several of the kneelers that are used in the church today.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Luther E. Adair Jr.; her first husband, Col. (Ret.) Richard L. Walker and by her second husband, Col. (Ret.) Lee Stann.

She is survived by two children, Richard Lee Walker II of Dallas, Texas and Jane Walker Reese of Newark; two grandchildren, Katherine Leigh Reese and Brian Duane Reese.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Church, 2nd Street & Church Avenue, Milford.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas, along side her first husband and the children's father.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Newark Day Nursery, 921 Barksdale Rd., Newark, DE 19711, or to Christ Church, 2nd Street & Church Avenue, Milford, DE 19963.


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