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Edward P. Laverty, 86
WILMINGTON - Edward P. Laverty of Wilmington died of pneumonia Monday, August 3, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 86.
Mr. Laverty was born in 1912, in Wilmington, the son of Charles and Ellen Laverty.
He was a high school graduate.
Mr. Laverty was a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II.
He worked as Superintendant of Parks for the City of Wilmington.
Mr. Laverty was a member of Christ Our King Catholic Church in Wilmington.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor B. Laverty in 1986.
He is survived by two sons, Edward M. Laverty and James T. Laverty, both of Wilmington; five grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Our King Church, 28th and N. Madison streets, Wilmington.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Doherty Funeral Home, 1900 Delaware Ave., Wilmington.
The Rev. Leonard Kempski will officiate.
Burial will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720.
Sherri Lyn Conway, 26
DOVER - Sherri Lyn Conway of Dover died Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in Bay Health, Kent General Hospital. She was 26.
Mrs. Conway was born in 1972 in Anchorage, Alaska, the daughter of Linda D. and Dennis Winter of Magnolia.
She was a graduate of Caesar Rodney High School, Class of 1991. She attended one year at Delaware Technical Community College and Delaware State University.
Mrs. Conway was employed with Greenwood Trust Company as a computer operator in the Dover office.
She was a member of the Dover Church of Christ, Dover.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of two years, Senior Airman Shawn D. Conway of Dover; two sons, Taylor Scott Conway and Brice Joseph Conway at home; a brother, Dennis D. Winter Jr. of Beaverton, Ore.; mother and father-in-law, John and Phyllis Conway of Elwood City, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Jennifer Conway of Elwood City.
Service and burial will be private.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. this evening at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to benefit Sherri's children, to Dover Church of Christ, 1156 S. Governor's Ave., Dover, DE19904.
Edward 'Ted' D. Robertson, 74
REHOBOTH BEACH - Edward ''Ted'' D. Robertson of Rehoboth Beach died Tuesday, August 4, 1998 in the Lewes Convalescent Center. He was 74.
Mr. Robertson was born in 1924, in Reno, Pa., son of the late William and Mary Robertson.
He was a World War II Army veteran serving from 1943-1946.
Mr. Robertson was employed for 18 years as a machinist at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1986.
He was a member of St. Edmonds Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach.
Mr. Robertson was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia H. Robertson of Rehoboth Beach; two sons, Michael R. Robertson of North Potomac, Md., and Kenneth Robertson of Ellicott City, Md.; two daughters, Cindy Thompson of Clayton and Cheryl A. Robertson of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Edmonds Catholic Church, King Charles & Laurel streets, Rehoboth Beach, where Father Philip Sheekey will officiate.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.
Burial will be Private.
The family suggests contributions be made to Smyrna-Clayton Little League, P.O. Box 114, Clayton, DE 19938.
J. Harvey Coleman Sr., 66
ROCK HALL, Md. - J. Harvey Coleman Sr., a lifetime resident of Rock Hall, died Wednesday, August 5, 1998, in his home. He was 66.
Mr. Coleman was born in 1931 in Rock Hall, the son of the late Harvey and Marian Potts Coleman.
He worked as a farmer and carpenter in his earlier years and in marine construction for the later part of his life.
Mr. Coleman was a member of Chestertown Elks Lodge 2474; the Pilots Association and Rock Hall United Methodist Church.
He began flying at a young age, and this became a passionate lifetime hobby. He also enjoyed playing lead guitar in a country music band and was known as a jack of all trades.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Harvey Coleman, in 1987.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Audrey Helen Joiner; two sons, James Robert Coleman and Clifton Gerald Coleman, both of Rock Hall; two daughters, Bonnie C. Wachowiz of Rock Hall and Vanessa Miller of Chestertown; a sister, Mildred Fithian of Rock Hall; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall, where friends and relatives may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Rock Hall.
The family suggests contributions be made to Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 577, Rock Hall, MD 21661.
John Wesley Faulkner, 78
SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - John Wesley Faulkner of Sudlersville died as a result of cancer, Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in his home. He was 78.
Mr. Faulkner was born near Barclay, Md., the son of the late John W. and Nora Tingle Faulkner.
He was a graduate of Caroline High School in Denton, Md.
Mr. Faulkner went to work for Vannort Electrical Engineers of North Carolina.
He then entered the Army and served in the 594th Army Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Mr. Faulkner returned to Vannort Electrical Engineers for a short time, and in 1948, he embarked on a career with Choptank Electric. In 1956, he was transferred to the Sudlersville District, where he remained until retirement in 1981. He retired as the District Manager. After retirement, he worked for Chestertown Bank as a courier for a period of seven years.
He was a member of the Centreville American Legion and a member of the Sudlersville Skeet Club in the 1970s.
Mr. Faulkner loved sports and was an avid racing fan. He enjoyed horse races and the Nascar races. He enjoyed shooting skeet, fishing and working in his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty Faulkner of Sudlersville; two sons, Larry Faulkner of Church Hill, Md., and Jay and his wife, Rebecca Keen Faulkner, of Newark; two sisters, Gladys B. and Betty Jane Faulkner, both of Denton; two granddaughters.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 370 Cypress St., Millington, Md., where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Sudlersville Cemetery, in Sudlersville.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in his name to the Kent/Queen Anne's Hospital Foundation, 100 Brown Street, Chestertown, MD 21620.
Elizabeth Beebe Marvel, 88
LEWES - Elizabeth Beebe Marvel of Lewes died as a result of a period of declining health, Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in her home. She was 88.
Mrs. Marvel was born in 1910, in Lewes, the daughter of the late Dr. James Beebe, co-founder of the Beebe Hospital and his first wife, Elsie Kirkland Beebe.
She taught school in Lewes, after graduating from a two-year teacher training program at the University of Delaware. In the late 1950s she resumed her teaching career in Newark.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. James P. Marvel Jr. of Lewes and Rehoboth, and Joseph B. Marvel of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sisters, Elsie Swezey, Jean Ingram, and Margaret Williams, all of Lewes; a brother, Dr. James Beebe Jr. of Rehoboth Beach; two half-brothers, Allen Beebe of Windsor, Conn., and William Beebe of Malvern, Pa.; two grandsons, James Marvel and Owen Marvel; three granddaughters, Kathy Paranzino, Andrea Roesser and Kimberly Marvel; two great-grandchildren.
Service will be at noon Saturday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Hwy., Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
The Rev. John Dean will officiate.
Burial will be in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, Lewes.
The family suggests contributions be made to Beebe
Medical Center School of Nursing, Lewes, DE 19958.
Lillian E. Haverland, 74
CENTREVILLE, Md. - Lillian E. Haverland of Centreville, and Annandale, Va., died Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in her Centreville home. She was 74.
Mrs. Haverland was born in 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late John William Hite and the late Estelle Kiefer Hite.
She graduated from John Adams High School in Garfield Heights, Ohio, in 1942.
She attained her B.S. in Mathematics from Hiram College, in Hiram, Ohio, working three years with NASA as an aeronatical engineer.
Mrs. Haverland then taught at the Junior High level in the Cleveland area.
She returned to the University of Illinois to attain her Ph.D. in Kinesiology, and to instruct in her field of study in 1950.
She married Edgar M. Haverland, of Eddyville, Neb., on May 30, 1952.
Mrs. Haverland taught at the Northen Illinois University.
She was Chairman of the Mathematics Department at the Northern Virginia Community College from 1966 to 1969.
She began her second career as a Real Estate Broker in 1971 in the Northern Virginia area, retiring in 1978.
She was also a gourmet cook and was very interested in Brittany dogs.
Mrs. Haverland was a past member of the American Association of University Women.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Haverland.
She is survived by her husband, Edgar M. Haverland of Centreville; and a son, John Haverland of Boulder, Colo.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., in Centreville.
In memory of Lillian E. Haverland, the family suggests that contributions be made to Hiram College, c/o The Development Department, P.O. Box 67, Hiram, Ohio 44234.
Elbert N. 'Butch/Tiny' Williams, 46
SEAFORD - Elbert N. ''Butch/ Tiny'' Williams of Seaford died of pneumonia Tuesday, August 4, 1998, in PRMC. He was 46.
Mr. Williams was born in Seaford, the son of Robert D. Williams Sr. and the late Emma M. Williams.
He was educated in the Seaford School District where he graduated.
Mr. Williams worked for the City of White Plains, N.Y., for 27 years, moving to Seaford in 1991.
He then started his employment at Perdue Farms, Inc., as a service line mechanic.
He detailed vehicles, masonry, and landscaping along with other odd jobs in his spare time.
Mr. Williams loved spending time with his family and in his pool.
He is survived by his wife, Inez Williams of Seaford; a daughter, Paula Benson and her husband Jeffrey of Seaford; four brothers, Robert D. Williams Jr. of Peekskill, N.Y., Carry Bolden of Federalsburg, Md., Derrick Matthews of Laurel, and Tyrone Matthews of Seaford; three sisters, Althea White of Laurel, Connie Matthews of Seaford, and Michelle Matthews of Baltimore; and four god-children, Iesha Benson, Kiera Benson, Daron Benson, and Jeffrey Benson Jr.; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Faith Church, Concord, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, Seaford.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Jean Ostin Smith, 65
GREENSBORO, Md. - Jean Ostin Smith of Greensboro died Wednesday, August 5, 1998, in the University Hospital, Baltimore. He was 65.
Mr. Smith was born in 1933, the son of the late William Francis Smith and the late Mildred Patterson Smith.
He was educated in the Caroline County public school system.
He joined the U.S. Army as a young man.
Mr. Smith was employed as a truck driver for the NorJas Trucking Company of Federalsburg.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Roma Louise Moaney and Felechia Sofronia Gould.
He is survived by a devoted companion, Adrian Woolford of Greensboro; a daughter, Crystal Flamer of Dover; a son, William F. Smith II of Dover; and four grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial arrangements are not available at this time.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Lester Leroy Parker Sr., 69
FLORIDA - Lester Leroy Parker Sr. of Florida died Monday, August 3, 1998. He was 69.
Mr. Parker was born in 1928, in Cambridge, Md., the son of the late Winfield Johnson and the late Anna Mae Johnson.
He attended school in Cambridge.
Mr. Parker lived in Cambridge until two years ago, retiring in Florida.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Washington Johnson; and a sister, Margaret Mae Stafford.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Parker; a son, Lester Leroy Parker Jr.; two daughters, Linda King and Cathy Cook; three brothers, Emerson Johnson, Edward Johnson, and Eugene Johnson; three sisters, Avonderine Stanley, Bernice Pinkett, and Norma Young; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Union Chapel A.M.E. Church, Cordtown.
Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. today at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Burial will be in Cross Roads Church Cemetery, Aireys.
Joyce H. Woerner, 49
ODESSA - Joyce H. Woerner of Odessa died Wednesday, August 5, 1998, in the Medical Arts Pavilion at Christiana Hospital. She was 49.
Mrs. Woerner is the daughter of Agnes Heckman and the late Robert Heckman.
She was employed as head teller with PNC Bank in Odessa.
Mrs. Woerner had worked previously for J.W. Stewart Mechanical Contractors in Middletown, and General Motors Corporation.
She is survived by her husband, Frank C. Woerner Jr. of Odessa; two sons, Frank C. Woerner III of Newark and Kevin M. Woerner of Odessa; and her mother, Agnes Heckman of Wilmington.
Service will be noon Monday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown, where friends may call an hour and a half prior to service.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Summit.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Blood Bank of Delaware/Eastern Shore, c/o Pheresis Program, 100 Hygeia Dr., Newark, DE 19713-208
Myrtle M. Kimball, 85
BRIDGEVILLE - Myrtle M. Kimball of Bridgeville died of respiratory failure Thursday, August 5, 1998, in Nanticoke Hospital in Seaford. She was 85.
Mrs. Kimball was the food manager for the H.P. Cannon, Canned Foods, & Paint Cafeteria in Bridgeville from 1948 to 1960.
She owned and operated Harpers Grocery Store located in Bridgeville from 1960 to 1970.
Mrs. Kimball was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, and a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge 1229.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry R. Kimball in 1977.
She is survived by two sons, Roland L. Cashwell of Harrington, and Harvey F. Cashwell of Greenwood; two daughters, Lois Marie Bozman of Southern Pines, N.C., and Mary Kathryn Hollenbeck of Sioux City, Iowa; a sister, Elizabeth Ann Layton of Greenwood; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hardesty Funeral Home, in Bridgeville, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville.