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Mary Naomi Campbell, 69

MILFORD - Mary Naomi Campbell of Milford died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover. She was 69.

Mrs. Campbell was born in 1929 in Frederica, the second child of Haywood and Madeline Warren Campbell.

''Naomi'' was known to many who attended schools in the Milford School District. She was employed as a domestic worker, retiring in 1970.

Mrs. Campbell accepted Christ as her personal Savior. She was baptized at Union Baptist Church, Dover. In 1986, her spiritual growth continued, and she began fellowshipping with Mount Sinai Tabernacle and later became a member. She expressed her love for Christ, the pastor and her church family. Naomi was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gaye Russ; two grandchildren, LeAndre and Shantrelle Russ; a brother, Sylvester Campbell; and two sisters, Agnes Campbell and Helen Short.

She is survived by her children, Judy Dromgoogle, and husband, Glen, of Dallas, Texas, Doris Campbell, Joelina Campbell of Harrington, Sylvester Campbell, and wife, Linda, of Lewes, Matretha Campbell, Valerie Russ, Gail Russ and Denice Russ of Milford, Jacqueline Russ of Smyrna, Mark Russ of Wilmington, Alfredia Russ of Harrington, Charles Russ, and wife, Janice, of Ellendale, Bernice Smith of Raeford, N.C., Cornethia Anderson and Joevon Russ of Dover, Diane Thompson, and husband, Wendell, of Willingboro, N.J., and Lorraine Russ of Philadelphia; two sisters, Iris Sauls of Milford and Margaret Evans of Smyrna; an aunt, Ardessa Warren of Dover; 41 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Tabernacle Church, 113 N.W. Second St., Milford, where friends may call from 11-12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Friends may also call from 6-8 p.m. today at the church.

The Bishop G. Ruth Batten will officiate.

Burial will be in Williamsville Cemetery in Williamsville.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Milford.

Beatrice L. Howard, 89

LEWES - Beatrice L. Howard of Lewes died Monday, August 10, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 89.

Mrs. Howard was born in 1908, in Sinking Valley, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry Fleck and the late Annie Fleck.

She practiced nursing in Philadelphia after graduating from the Osteopathic Hospital. 

She lived in Wilmington for over 20 years.

Mrs. Howard has lived in Lewes for the past 30 years.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Howard was a member of the Lewes Presbyterian Church, a member of the Lewes Historical Society, and a member of the Beebe Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Howard, M.D., in 1989.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth A. Crosbie of South Hamilton, Mass., and Pauline H. Gerstle of Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, J. Wade Howard of Philadelphia; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Lewes Presbyterian Church, Lewes.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Lewes Presbyterian Church, Kings Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958; or to the Beebe Medical Center School of Nursing, Lewes, DE 19958.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

William H. Moffett, 49

BERKELEY, Calif. - William H. Moffett of Berkeley died of cardiac insufficiency Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in his home. He was 49.

Mr. Moffett was raised in Dover.

He served a tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

Mr. Moffett then made California his home.

He was preceded in death by his father, William H. Moffett Jr., in 1991.

He is survived by his mother, Bertha Moffett of Dover; a brother, Raymond D. Moffett of Dover; and two sisters, Jessica Davis of Dover and Bernice Merhtens of Rising Sun, Del.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trader Funeral Home, Dover.

Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, Del.

Linda A. Satterfield, 43

FELTON - Linda A. Satterfield of Felton died Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital. She was 43.

Mrs. Satterfield was born in Milford, the daughter of Norris I. Hammond and Leona Pauley Hammond.

She was a caring and loving mother and wife.

Everybody was her friend.

She loved to read her Bible.

Mrs. Satterfield was a member of Full Gospel Lighthouse Church in Sandtown.

She is survived by her husband, Carlton S. Satterfield of Felton; two sons, John W. Sharpnack of Felton and Steven C. Sharpnack of Harrington; four daughters, Carla A. Satterfield of Felton, Tammy Thomas of Woodside, Karen David of Wyoming, and April Satterfield of Harrington; her mother, Leona Pauley Hammond of Felton; her father, Norris I. Hammond of Harrington; two sisters, Nettie Mae Kemp of Henderson, Md., and Katherine Lynch of Denton, Md.; and 11 grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Melvin Funeral Home in Harrington, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Felton.

Audrey B. 'Hazel' Baltrush, 74

NEW CASTLE - Audrey B. ''Hazel'' Baltrush of New Castle died Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in her home. She was 74.

Mrs. Baltrush was born in Wilmington.

She was a store manager for Famous Maid Stores in New Castle Square Mall for over 20 years, retiring in 1990.

Mrs. Baltrush was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wilmington Manor Vol. Fire Co., and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Wilmington Manor Lions Club.

She is survived by a son, Eugene J. Baltrush III of Dover; two daughters, Deborah E. Baltrush of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Beverly Ann Messick of Newark; a sister, Dorothy Dutcher of Lewes; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle, where friends may call forty-five minutes prior to service.

Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.

Arrangements by Spicer Mullikin, New Castle.

Alta M. Chambers, 96

SMYRNA - Alta M. Chambers of Smyrna died of pneumonia Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 96.

Mrs. Chambers was born in 1902 in Sandtown, the daughter of the late John Rash and the late Della Rash.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing.

She also enjoyed playing both the organ and the piano.

Mrs. Chambers was a member of Ewells-St. Paul United Methodist Church in Clayton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther J. Chambers, in 1974; two sons, William Jennings ''Turk'' Chambers in 1963, and Harold Chambers in 1983; a daughter, Agnes Holland, in 1980; and a grandson, William Jennings Chambers Jr., in 1963.

She is survived by a son, Edward Chambers of Townsend; four daughters, Vivian Sammons of Dover, Beatrice Whalen of Clayton, Jeanette Donavon of Smyrna, and Marjorie Jarvis of Denton, Md.; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Faries Funeral Home in Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Ewells-St. Paul United Methodist Church, West Street, Clayton, DE 19938.

Antonina 'Lee or Lena' Calovi, 77

HARRINGTON - Antonina ''Lee or Lena'' Calovi of Harrington died of respiratory failure Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in J.T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, Long Island. She was 77.

Mrs. Calovi was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred F. Calovi, in 1990.

She is survived by a son, Mario Calovi of Hazelton, Pa.; two daughters, Josephine Emory and Pat Rogers, both of Harrington; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, Harrington.

Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and/or from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 3-5 p.m. and/or from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at McNatt Funeral Home in Harrington.

Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

Karlis Valodze, 79

OCEAN VIEW - Karlis Valodze of Ocean View died of heart failure Monday, August 10, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 79.

Mr. Valodze was born in Latvia.

He was a retired farmer and poultryman.

He is survived by his wife, Elma Valodze, of Georgetown.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Mariner's Bethel Cemetery, Ocean View.

Jonathan Lee Jump II, infant

HOUSTON - Jonathan Lee Jump II of Houston died at birth Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in Bayhealth/Milford Memorial Hospital. He was an infant.

Jonathan was the son of Jonathan L. Jump and Karen A. Jump.

He is survived by a sister, Sarah P. Jump at home; three step-brothers, William Ogden, James Russial, and Brandon Jump; two step-sisters, Michelle Russial and Emily Jump; his paternal grandmother, Patricia Jump of Houston; his paternal grandfather, Ralph L. Jump Jr. of Houston; his maternal grandmother, Jean Bonney of Ashton, Pa.; and his maternal grandfather, Jack Bonney of Ashton.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Old Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

In Memory of Jonathan Lee Jump II, the family suggests that contributions be made to Eagles Nest Fellowship Church, Milton, DE 19968.

Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.

Clarence E. Seidel, 71

LEWES - Clarence E. Seidel of Lewes died Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in his home. He was 71.

Mr. Seidel was born in 1926, in Reading, Pa., the son of the late Ammon Seidel and the late Stella Wentzel Seidel.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.

He worked as a printer at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington D.C. for 30 years, retiring in 1988.

Mr. Seidel was a member of the American Legion in Maryland, a member of VFW in Greenbelt, Md., and a member of the Columbia Typographical Union 101-12 in Washington D.C.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Miller Seidel of Lewes; a son, Randy E. Seidel of Arnold, Md.; a daughter, Deborah J. Shepard of Crofton, Md.; three brothers, Frederick Seidel and Ammon Seidel, both of Stoney Creek Mills, Pa., and William Seidel of Reading; a sister, Helen Hooyman of Reading; and four grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach.

Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, N. DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.

William T. Trice Jr., 69

LAUREL - William T. Trice Jr. of Laurel died of congestive heart failure Thursday, August 13, 1998, in LifeCare at Lofland Park, Seaford. He was 69.

Mr. Trice was a truck driver, working for several different companies in the local area.

He had lived many years in Bridgeville before moving to Laurel five years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Revel Trice of Laurel; four sons, William T. Trice III and Allan Trice, both of Bridgeville, Raymond H. Trice of Seaford, and Joe Trice of Lancaster, Pa.; three daughters, Patsy Abbott of Bridgeville, Evelyn Wright of Milford, and Regina Trice of Philadelphia; a sister, Clara Willey of Milford; a friend, Loretta Robinson of Laurel; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Fleischauer Funeral Home in Greenwood, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.

Ronald Edward Pospichal, 61

DOVER - Ronald Edward Pospichal of Dover died from complications of diabetes and congestive heart failure Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in his home. He ws 61.

Mr. Pospichal was born in 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of the late Edward Pospichal and the late Irene Pospichal.

He came to Dover by way of the U.S. Air Force in 1954.

After his tour of duty, he remained at Dover Air Force Base as a federal employee in the Aircraft Sheet Metal Shop for 20 years.

Mr. Pospichal was very active in the Dover American Legion, where he served as the National Executive Committeeman from 1994 to 1996.

He served as commander of Walter L. Fox Post 2, and he served as state commander of the American Legion in 1989.

Mr. Pospichal was appointed by Governor Carper to the Commission of Veterans Affairs, serving since 1994.

He was well known in the area as a drummer, working not only with many local bands but with Mary Ann & The Country Playboys. 

Mr. Pospichal was both drummer and back-up singer for the group.

He also loved classic antique cars. 

He enjoyed showing his 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Convertible at car shows, winning many trophies over the years.

Mr. Pospichal was a member of the Historical Vintage Car Club of Delaware, a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, a member of Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge 203, a member of The Air Force Sergeants Assoc., a member of The 40 & 8 Society of the American Legion, a member of the Past Departments Commander Club, a member of the American Heart Assoc., a member of the American Diabetes Assoc., and a member of the A.A.R.P. Assoc.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Ann Pospichal, in 1971.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mary Ann Cowgill Pospichal of Dover; a daughter, Donna Conner of Denton, Md.; a son, Donald Person Jr. of Greensboro, Md.; a sister, Sandra Drvzgal of Serverna Park, Md.; and three grandchildren, Lisa Conner, Katie Conner, and Eric Person.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Trader Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Alice Marie Clough Davis, 75

DOVER - Alice Marie Clough Davis of Dover died Wednesday, August 12, 1998 in Christiana Care Health Services, Newark. She was 75.

Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late James Herbert Clough and the late Bertha Marie McCoy Clough.

She was a homemaker.

She was a volunteer for Kent General Hospital.

Mrs. Davis was a foster grandparent for Kent County Orthopedic School, now known as KCCS.

She attended many functions related to Kent County Ladies Auxiliary and the Delmarva Conference Meeting.

Her favorite saying was ''In the shelter of his arms: My God can do anything,.''

Mrs. Davis was a member of Magnolia Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Aux. and a member of the Dover Modern Maturity Center.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James A. Clough Jr. and Clarence Clough.

She is survived by a son, Marvin A. Davis and his wife Anna, both of Dover; two daughters, Nancy Lee Ayers of Bridgeville, and Elizabeth M. Comegys and her husband Pete, both of Dover; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.

Arrangements by Trader Funeral Home, Dover.


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