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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 ''Babe'' Hammond and Marie Pauley.

She was a caring and loving mother and wife.

The Lord had been a special part of most of her life.

She enjoyed reading her Bible.

Mrs. Satterfield was a member of Full Gospel Lighthouse Church in Sandtown, and a member of Willow Grove Church of God.

She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Carlton S. Satterfield of Felton; five sons, John Sharpnack and his wife Sandra, both of Felton, Steven Sharpnack and his companion Dawn, both of Harrington, Carlton E. Satterfield of Woodside, Tracy Satterfield of Felton, and Rodney Satterfield of Dover; four daughters, Carla A. Satterfield of Felton, Tamy Thomas of Woodside, Karen David of Wyoming, and April Satterfield of Harrington; her mother, Marie Pauley of Felton; her father, Norris ''Babe'' Hammond of Harrington; two sisters, Nettie Mae Kemp of Henderson, Md., and Katherine Lynch of Denton, Md.; a stepmother, Marie Hammond of Harrington; her maternal grandmother, Margaret Baker; her mother-in-law, Marie Postles; special friends, Theresa Brown and Lana Dobraski, both of Harrington, and Cindy Lewis and Ann Reed, both of Dover, and Linda Smith of Smyrna; 11 grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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

Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery, Felton.

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 was 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 Committieman 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.; two sisters, Sandra Drvzgal of Serverna Park, Md., and Katherine Brown of Freeding Hills, Mass.; 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.

Myrtle P. Guyer

TOWNSEND - Myrtle P. Guyer of Townsend died Thursday, August 13, 1998, in her home.

Mrs. Guyer was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Guy Pierce and the late Myrtle Pierce.

She was a cashier at the Smyrna Diner for many years.

Mrs. Guyer enjoyed ceramics, doll-making, and her pets.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Jerrie Baker of Montana, and Linda DeLancey of Townsend; a sister, Kathryn Pierce of Wilmington; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service and burial will be private.

In memory of Myrtle P. Guyer, the family suggests that contributions be made to the M.O.T. Senior Center, 400 Scott St., Middletown, DE 19709.

Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.

Jean K. Steele, 76

DOVER - Jean K. Steele of Dover died Thursday, August 13, 1998, in Christiana Hospital. She was 76.

Mrs. Steele was born in 1922, in Emmaus, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles Kemper and the late Mae Kemper.

She had worked in quality control at Playtex in Dover for 32 years, retiring in 1984.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard H. Steele, in 1973; and a son, Howard ''Buddy'' Steele Jr.

She is survived by a son, Howard P. Steele and his wife Viola T., both of Hartly; five daughters, Katharine Stephens and her husband Alvin, both of Hartly, Helene Zeman and her husband Daniel, both of Dover, Sharon Erwin and her husband Dee, both of Dover, Charlotte Zentner and her husband Robert, both of Kissimmee, Fla., and Ricki VanMatre and her husband Jim, both of Cabot, Ark.; two sisters, Winifred Iobst of Dover, and Nancy Vannaman of Georgetown; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

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

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

Wilson L. 'Bill' Miles, 75

CHESWOLD - Wilson L. ''Bill'' Miles of Cheswold died of heart failure Monday, August 10, 1998, in his home. He was 75.

Mr. Miles was born in 1922, the son of the late Willard Miles and the late Alice Stafford Miles.

He spent most of his life in Delaware.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wallace Miles, Willard Miles, and Gary Miles.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Miles of Wilmington; three sons, Wilson Miles, Sylvester Miles, and Rasheed Mustafa, all of Wilmington; two daughters, Margaret Miles Howell and Peggy Ann Taylor, both of Wilmington; two sisters, Mary Guy of Cheswold, and Ann Perry of Wilmington; a niece, Alberta Johnson of Wilmington; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home in Salisbury, Md.

Robert Weldon 'Robbie' Kennedy, 40

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Robert Weldon ''Robbie'' Kennedy of Centreville died of heart failure Thursday, August 13, 1998, in Magnolia Hall Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center. He was 40.

Mr. Kennedy was born in Pondtown, the son of Walter Elige Kennedy and the late Arezelia Massey Kennedy.

He had been a lifelong resident of Queen Anne's County.

He worked as a block layer for Thompson & Sons in Centreville, for a number of years.

Mr. Kennedy was an avid sports enthusiast, especially basketball.

He also loved to watch television in his spare time.

He enjoyed being with his family and friends.

Mr. Kennedy suffered a heart attack in 1997, and he had recently suffered a stroke.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Arezelia Massey Kennedy, in 1977; and a sister, Maxine Kennedy.

He is survived by a daughter, Tashira M. Kennedy of Chestertown; his father, Walter Elige Kennedy of Goldsboro; a stepmother, Marie Rose Kennedy of Goldsboro; a sister, Josephine Theresa Monroe of Pondtown; five brothers, Dana Kennedy and Walter E. Kennedy Jr., both of Pondtown, Donald E. Kennedy of South Carolina, Michael Kennedy of Dundalk, and Jeffrey Kennedy of Jessup.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Graves Chapel Church in Millington, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Pondtown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the family, c/o Mrs. Josephine Monroe, 120 Spring Rd., Millington, MD 21651.

Arrangements by Fellows Funeral Homes, Millington.

Lou Snyder Eby, 86

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Lou Snyder Eby of Centreville died Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in Magnolia Hall Nursing Home, Chestertown. She was 86.

Mrs. Eby was born in 1912 in Washington D.C., the daughter of the late Charles Benjamin Snyder and the late Janie Cooper Snyder.

She was a school teacher who taught at Queenstown Elementary School until it closed. 

She completed her teaching career at the Centreville Elementary School, retiring in 1975.

Mrs. Eby was a member and former vestry member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Centreville, an honorary member of the Queen Anne's County Garden Club, and a member of the Centreville Senior Women's Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Walter Eby, in 1953.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynda Eby Jordan of Pleasantville, N.Y., and Janie Eby Ashley of Centreville; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Centreville.

Burial will be private.

In memory of Lou Snyder Eby, the family suggests that contributions be made to the St. Paul's Church-ECW, Centreville, MD 21617; or the Children's Section of the Queen Anne's County Free Library, Centreville, MD 21617.

Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena.

Richard Calvin 'R.C.' Dorrah, 79

SMYRNA - Richard Calvin ''R.C.'' Dorrah of Smyrna died after a long illness Thursday, August 13, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 79.

Mr. Dorrah was born in 1919, in Laurens, S.C., the son of the late T.R. Neely and the late Ethel Lee Dorrah.

He was raised by his grandparents, the late David Dorrah and the late Lela Dorrah.

He was converted and joined the Hopewell Baptist Church as a child. 

He was a faithful member until relocating to Avon Park, Fla.

He moved to Smyrna in 1954.

Mr. Dorrah was a good friend of George Wicks Jr.

He was gainfully employed by George Wicks Farm & Nursery in Smyrna for 42 years, retiring in 1996.

He resided with his daughter, Betty J. Coleman in Hartly, after his retirement.

One of the highlights of his life was meeting and taking photos with entertainer Dick Gregory and Dr. Leon Sullivan at the Opportunities Industrialization Centers' (OIC) 30th Anniversary in Philadelphia, in 1995.

Mr. Dorrah was a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge in Smyrna, a devoted member of Byrd's A.M.E. Church in Clayton, and a member of Massey A.M.E. Church before it merged with Byrd's A.M.E. Church, where he served as a trustee. 

He is survived by two daughters, Carrie L. Hall of Avon Park, and Betty ''B.J.'' Coleman of Hartly; a stepdaughter, Rosemarie Harris of Newark; four stepsons, Lloyd Rowell and Richard Hill, both of Reading, Pa., and Henry C. Rowell of Townsend, and Ronald Hill of Millsboro; a godson, Anthony Wails of Star Hill; first cousin and best buddie, Maisha Dorrah Britt of Dover; best friend, George Wicks Jr. of Smyrna; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Byrd's A.M.E. Church in Clayton, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Masonic service will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

Burial will be in Massey Cemetery, Clayton.

In memory of Richard C. Dorrah, the family suggests that contributions be made to Byrd's A.M.E. Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 538, Dickerson Street, Clayton, DE 19938.

Susan Hall Pickett

WILMINGTON - Susan Hall Pickett of Wilmington died Friday, August 14, 1998, in the Riverside Extended Care Facility.

Ms. Pickett was a self-employed type-setter.

She owned and operated Susan Pickett Typography in Wilmington.

She was preceded in death by her father, H. Douglas Hall II, in 1983.

She is survived by her companion, Eugene Raduszewski of Wilmington; her mother, Margery English of Glenside, Pa.; a sister, Nancy H. Johnson of Middletown, Pa.; three brothers, William Hall of Murray, Utah, Douglas Hall of Conshohocken, Pa., and Thomas Hall of Lehighton, Pa.; and her stepfather, James English of Glenside.

Service will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.

Burial will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19801.

Beatrice G. 'Bea' Pierce, 81

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Beatrice G. ''Bea'' Pierce of Stevensville died Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 81.

Mrs. Pierce was born in 1916, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Giles.

She was raised by her grandmother, Anne Green in Stevensville.

She was educated by the Queen Anne's County School system.

She worked for private families most of her life, working for Mr. Carvel Tolson, Mrs. Sally Downes, and the son of Mr. James Downes.

Mrs. Pierce was a member of Union Wesley Church, where she taught Sunday School, and a member of Ezion United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Charles Benjamin Pierce Jr.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Clara McDuffie; a special niece, Henrietta Brown; several close cousins, Carrie A. Spence, Peggy Hines, Velma Spence, John James, and William Hines; a very special and loving care provider, Carey L. Spence Sr.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and very good friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Ezion U.M. Church, Batts Neck.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the residence of 301 State St., Stevensville.

Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery, Stevensville.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

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 H. 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; a brother, William Roland Clough and his wife Helen, both of Smyrna; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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

Arrangements by Trader Funeral Home, Dover.


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