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Judge N. Maxson Terry Jr., 57

DOVER - The Judge N. Maxson Terry Jr. of Dover died Saturday, August 15, 1998. He was 57.

Judge Terry was born in 1940 in Dover, the son of the late N. Maxson Terry Sr. and Rebecca Wolcott Terry.

He graduated from the Loomis School in Windsor, Conn., in 1958.

He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in history in 1962.

He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Judge Terry graduated from Yale Law School with a J.D., in 1965.

He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1965, and the U.S. District Court Bar in 1966.

He was engaged in the general practice of law in Dover from 1965 to 1994.

Judge Terry was President of Terry, Terry, Wright & Speakman.

His area of concentration was general civil and criminal trial practice.

His hobbies included reading, Colonial Delaware history, religion and philosophy, and traveling.

Judge Terry's memberships included - Member, Board of Bar Examiners 1984-91; Member, Supreme Court Censor Committee 1971-82; Trustee, University of Delaware 1983-87; Kent County Levy Court Attorney 1969-91; Member, Camden Town Council and Vice Mayor 1969-73; President, Kent County Bar Association 1973-74; Vice-President, Delaware State Bar Association 1974-75; Member, Delaware State Judicial Appointments Committee 1973-81; President and Member, Friends of Old Dover 1970s; Vestry and Member, Christ Episcopal Church, Dover 1970s; Board of Directors, Delaware Racing Association 1979-82; Member, Court of Chancery Bicentennial Commemoration Committee; Chairman, Sewell C. Biggs Trust 1989-94; Director, Delaware State Fair 1970s-85; Secretary Kent County Democratic Committee 1970s and 1980s; Attorney for Capital School District; and Attorney for the City of Rehoboth Beach.

Judge Terry's maternal grandfather was Chancellor Josiah O. Wolcott, his uncle was Chief Justice and Governor, Charles L. Terry Jr., and his father was a prominent Dover Attorney, N. Maxson Terry Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Davis Terry of Dover, two sons, N. Maxson Terry III and his wife, Indra Levy, both of Tokyo, Japan, and Roy Gordon Davis Terry of New York; his mother, Rebecca Wolcott Terry of Dover; a brother, Harry K.F. Terry, Esq. of Harrington; a sister, Mary T. Carroll of Washington D.C.; and four nieces, Alexandra T. Mason of Chicago, Peyton R. Mason of San Francisco, Katherine C. Davis of Rhode Island, and Melissa H. Davis of Charlotte, Va.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1374, Dover, DE 19903. 

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

 

Rebecca M. Brown, 72

DENTON, Md. - Rebecca M. Brown of Denton died of heart failure Saturday, August 15, 1998, in the Caroline Nursing Home. She was 72.

Mrs. Brown was born in Tuckahoe, the daughter of the late William David Betton and the late Eunice Rogers Betton.

She had been an accountant and bookkeeper for Preston Trucking in Preston for over 30 years, retiring in 1990.

Mrs. Brown was a member of A.A.R.P.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lawrence Brown, in 1975.

She is survived by a son, Philip L. Brown of Denton; two brothers, William J. Betton Sr. of Denton and George G. Betton of Millsboro; a sister, Mary Frances Liden of Seaford; and two grandchildren, Jeffery L. Brown of Greensboro and Jason L. Brown of Denton.

Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., in Denton, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Caroline Nursing Home, 520 Kerr Ave., Denton, MD 21629; or to the Benedictine School for Exceptional Children, 14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660.

 

H. Paul Walters, 68

HILLSBORO, Md. - H. Paul Walters of Hillsboro died of cancer Saturday, August 15, 1998, in his home. He was 68.

Mr. Walters was born in Hillsboro, the son of the late James Earl Walters and the late Edith M. Walters.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He worked as a truck driver for Burris Food Distributors of Milford.

He then worked for TRP Trucking of Millington, retiring in 1987.

Mr. Walters was a life member of the Queen Anne's-Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Co.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ellen Anthony, Mildred Pennington, and Barbara Eaton.

He is survived by his wife, Anna J. Walters of Hillsboro; a son, P. Michael Walters Sr. of Hillsboro; two daughters, Becky Rampmeyer of St. Michaels and Alice Baldwin of Cordova; three brothers, J. Worth Walters of Easton, Philip Walters of Millville, and Gene Walters of Ridgely; a sister, Shirley Hutson of Milton; four grandsons, Michael Walters Jr., Alden Rampmeyer, Matthew Walters, and Zachary Baldwin; and a granddaughter, Kelly Rampmeyer.

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

Burial will be in St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Hillsboro.

In memory of H. Paul Walters, the family suggests that donations be given to the Hospice of Queen Anne's County, 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, MD 21658.

 

Rebecca Anne Taylor, 49

STARR, Md. - Rebecca Anne Taylor of Starr died Saturday, August 16, 1998, in her home. She was 49.

Mrs. Taylor was born in 1949 in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Theodore Payne Taylor and Dolly Covington Taylor.

She was educated in Queen Anne's County Public School system.

She worked as a Junior Teachers Aid for the Queen Anne's County Board of Education at Centreville Elementary School, retiring in 1996.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of Wye Mills United Methodist Church and a member of the Church Choir in Wye Mills.

She is survived by her mother, Dolly C. Taylor of Starr; two brothers, Ed Taylor and his wife Maxine, and Henry Taylor, all of Starr; a sister, Sandy Spence and her husband Jack, both of Salisbury; a niece and three nephews.

Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Wye Mills United Methodist Church, Wye Mills.

Burial will be in Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville.

In memory of Rebecca Anne Taylor, the family suggests that contributions be made to The Restoration of Old Starr Church, c/o Jane Potter, 4-H Park Rd., Centreville, MD 21617; or the Queen Anne's County Hospice Volunteers Inc., 300 Del Rhodes Ave., Queenstown, Md 21658.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Chester.

 

Raymond Sapp, 80

WYOMING - Raymond Sapp of Wyoming died Saturday, August 15, 1998. He was 80.

Mr. Sapp was the son of the late Clarence M. Sapp and the late Bertha A. Pleasanton Sapp.

He was an electrician for Local 932 for over 20 years, retiring in 1987.

He enjoyed working on machines outdoors in his spare time.

Mr. Sapp was a member of the Camden-Wyoming Lodge 203, and a member of Willow Grove Church of God.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lola May Rigby Sapp of Wyoming; a daughter, Doris Ann Whealton of Dover; a granddaughter, Terri Lynn Tieman and her husband Todd J. ''T.J.,'' both of Wyoming; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany Lynn Tieman of Wyoming.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Trader Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.

 

Stanley M. Foraker Sr., 69

WILMINGTON - Stanley M. Foraker Sr. of Wilmington died Saturday, August 15, 1998, in Arbors at New Castle. He was 69.

Mr. Foraker was born in Dover.

He was an oil mechanic for Brandywine Oil Co. in Wilmington, retiring after 29 years of service.

Mr. Foraker was a member of the local teamsters union.

He is survived by four sons, Stanley M. Foraker Jr., Ronald W. Foraker, Robert L. Foraker, and Edward G. Foraker, all of Wilmington; three daughters, Bonnie Short of Laurel, Carol Foraker and Judy Witz, both of Wilmington; a sister, Mildred Sammons of Cheswold; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home in Wilmington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In memory of Stanley M. Foraker Sr., the family suggests that contributions be made to the Stanley Foraker Sr. Memorial Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 1 Penn Mart Cntr., New Castle, DE 19720.

 

Emily Ruth Sousley Aten, 79

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Emily Ruth Sousley Aten of Chestertown died Friday, August 14, 1998, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital. She was 79.

Mrs. Aten was born in 1919, in State College, Pa.

She moved to Terre Haute, Ind., where she spent her adolescent years.

She attended the University of Illinois and Indiana State University.

Mrs. Aten moved to Waukegan, Ill., where she worked at Great Lakes Naval Training Station during World War II.

She married Frank Albert Aten on September 1, 1945.

They lived in Waukegan, Puerto Rico, and Whispering Pines, N.C.

Mrs. Aten and her husband moved to Heron Point Chestertown, in 1993.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Piersal Sousely.

She is survived by husband of 52 years, Frank Albert Aten of Chestertown; a son, John Ernest Aten of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Emily Jane Schwenker of Chadds Ford, Pa.; a sister, Joanna Bruff Sikich of Kirkwood, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Tina Ruth Aten, Eric Anthony Aten, and Danielle Aten Schwenker.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today in Pinelawn Cemetery in Southern Pines, N.C.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, South May Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387; or to Heron Point, 501 Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620.

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

 

Caroline Stevenson, 77

NEW YORK - Caroline Stevenson of New York died of natural causes Friday, August 14, 1998, in Calvery Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was 77.

Miss Stevenson was born in 1920, in Dover, the daughter of the late Clarence Stevenson Sr. and the late Selma Stevenson.

She was a domestic.

Miss Stevenson was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in New York, where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by a sister, Catherine Bowen of Dover; a brother, Clarence Stevenson Jr. of Dover; and an uncle, Dr. James Hardcastle of Dover.

Service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Lloyd E. Lecates, 52

ROXANA - Lloyd E. Lecates of Roxana died of injuries received from being run over by an automobile Friday, August 14, 1998. He was 52.

Mr. Lecates was a poultryman.

He served with the Delaware National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis D. Lecates of Roxanna; four sons, Kevin Rine, Lenny Lecates, Michael Lecates, and Richard Lecates, all of Roxana; four daughters, Shelly Stevens of Frankford, Theresa Johnson of Georgetown, Pam Lecates of Dagsboro, and Ashley Lecates of Roxana; five sisters, Margaret Long of Mantua, N.J., Mae Collins of Berlin, Md., Stella Richardson of Fairmount, Md., Shirley Donovan of Pitsville, Md., and Gloria Palmer of Waxahachie, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Dagsboro Redmens Memorial Cemetery, Dagsboro.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Frankford.

 

Jacob Paul Allen-Thomson, 19

DOVER - Jacob Paul Allen-Thomson of Dover died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday, August 15, 1998. He was 19.

Jacob graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1997.

He was active in the FFA program at Lake Forest.

He was employed as a cook at Shuckers Pier 13 for the past 3 years.

Jacob loved four-wheeling in his truck, racing remote-control cars, music, cooking, and helping others.

He had a great sense of humor.

Jacob was an active member of the Church on the Westside, where he was a sound technician since 1993.

He is survived by his mom, Carolyn Fredricks and his stepfather Steve Fredricks with whom he resided in Dover; his father, Floyd A. Thomson Jr. of Salisbury, Md.; four brothers, Jason Talemal of Smyrna, Robert Fisher of Milford, Philip Fisher of Clarksville, Tenn., and Charles Thomson of Wyoming; a sister, Stephanie A. Young of Clayton; his maternal grandmother, Winifred Talemal of Wyoming; his maternal grandfather, Robert Talemal of Wyoming; his paternal great grandfather, Floyd Thomson Sr. of Leipsic; his maternal great grandmother, Dorothy B. Floyd of Dover; his biological parents, Amy Allen and Joe Allen of Texas; and a large extended family and many friends by whom he will be sadly missed.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Torbert Funeral Chapel in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

 

Anna May Davis Platt, 93

LITTLE CREEK - Anna May Davis Platt of Little Creek died Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 93.

Mrs. Platt was the daughter of the late James A. Davis and the late Mary Potter Davis.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Platt was a member of the Little Creek United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Platt, in 1968.

She is survived by three cousins, Medford Potter of Smyrna, Judy Baker of Felton, and Margie Caressy of Dover.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Arrangements by Trader Funeral Home, Dover.


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