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Eva Mae Thornley, 78
SASSFRAS, Md. - Eva Mae Thornley of Sassfras died of heart failure Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in the Union Hospital in Elkton, Md. She was 78.
Mrs. Thornley was born in Kent County, Md., the daughter of the late John and Anna Waecker.
She was a homemaker and helped on the farm.
Mrs. Thornley loved to cook and especially bake. She also enjoyed reading. She was an avid corresponder and loved to write letters to friends and family. She also enjoyed collecting small items, especially ginger jars.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Thornley, in 1991.
She is survived by a son, Rhesa Antone of Townsend; a daughter, Shirley Thornley of Elkton; a brother, Harry Waecker of Townsend and several nieces and nephews.
There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Galena Cemetery, in Gelana, Md.
The Rev. William Humphrey will officiate.
Burial will be in Galena Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Galena Volunteer Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 189, Galena, MD 21635.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Millington, Md.
John Wesley Johnson, 86
MILLINGTON, Md. - John Wesley Johnson of Millington died of heart failure Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in the Kent & Queen Annes Hospital in Chestertown, Md. He was 86.
Mr. Johnson was born near Ingleside, Md., the son of the late John H. and Annie Louise Johnson.
He worked in construction for many years and retired in 1978, when working for the James Julian Co.
Mr. Johnson enjoyed sitting on his porch talking with his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed gardening and watching baseball on TV. He was handy and enjoyed fixing lawn and garden equipment.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary E. Duckery.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lillian Mae Johnson; two daughters, Virginia Duckery of Chesterville, Md. and Lucy Martin of Millington; a sister, Ann Thomas of Centreville, Md.; a brother, Ed Johnson of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his favorite pet, Fluffy, his dog.
Service will be at noon Saturday at the Graves Chapel Church, Peacocks Corner, Millington, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Goldsboro, Md.
Arrangements by the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Millington.
Granville William West, 78
LAUREL - Granville William West of Laurel died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998, in the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was 78.
Mr. West was born in 1919, in Delmar, Md., the son of the late William B. West and Clara E. Truitt West.
He worked at the Joe Warrington Saw Mill in Laurel, also at Teal Construction in Dover, and most recently worked for the Stockley Center in Georgetown.
Mr. Granville was a member of the St. Johns A.M.E. Zion Church; the President of Pride of St. Johns; church treasury; member of the Laymans Council; member of the Pastor's Aide; member of the male chorus; the trustee board; the Adult Choir and the Father of the church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Curtis H. West and Clinton West and a sister, Frances Morris.
He is survived by his wife, Lou Jane West of Laurel; two daughters, Arlean Hopkins of Laurel and Carolyn Ross of Seaford; a sister, Retta Oney of Laurel;three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the St. John's AME Zion Church, at Ross Point, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service Thursday.
Arrangements by Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg, Md.
William Walter Mulligan, 72
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - William Walter Mulligan of Chestertown died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in Kent/Queen Annes Hospital. He was 72.
Mr. Mulligan was born in 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Frank Joseph and Stein Amanda Edwards Mulligan.
He graduated from Chestertown High School and attended Washington College in 1943.
Mr. Mulligan enlistd in the United States Army Air Force and served in World War II before being honorably discharged. Upon his return, he attended and graduated from Washington College in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
He worked for the State Employement Agency and retired in 1992, as manager.
Mr. Mulligan was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chestertown; the Knights of Columbus; Chestertown Elks Lodge 2474; Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post 36, where he was Post Commander in 1965; a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Washington College; was instrumental in developing little league football, baseball, and wrestling in Chestertown; was also very involved in Kent County and Washington College athletics.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Helen Graham, in 1990.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas L. Mulligan and Major Michael J. Muligan, both of Chestertown; four daughters, Shiela M. Greenwood of Secretary, Md., Nora M. Graham of Arlington, Va., Molly M. Morton of Chestertown, and Kathy M. Weddell of Chestertown; two sisters, Virginia Capel of Worton, Md., and Catherine Kelly of Ohio; eight grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chestertown.
Friends and relatives may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Rd., Chestertown.
Burial will be the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, near Hurlock, Md.
William Haley, 80
DAGSBORO - William Haley of Dagsboro died of cancer Saturday, Aug 15, 1998, in the Lewes Convalescent Center. He was 80.
Mr. Haley was born in Wachapreague, Va., the son of the alte John R. and Bessie A. Knox Haley.
He was formerly employed by Elisha Cropper's Oyster House in Dagsboro.
He is survived by a sister, with who he lived, Florie Haley of Dagsboro; a brother, Floyd Haley of Philadelphia; a host of nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
The Rev. C.N. Sample Sr. will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Mount Joy, Millsboro.
Katherine 'Kitty' S. McCoy, 87
MILFORD - Katherine ''Kitty'' S. McCoy of Milford, formerly of Easton, Md., died in an automobile accident Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, near Preston, Md. She was 87.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St., Milford.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.
Clara Palmer Ferguson, 89
WILMINGTON - Clara Palmer Ferguson of Smyrna, formerly of Wilmington, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill. She was 89.
Mrs. Ferguson was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Clara Whitford Palmer and Charles B. Palmer.
She attended Swarthmore College for two years.
Mrs. Ferguson was a homemaker.
She enjoyed her later life watching soaps and telephone visits with family and friends. She also loved Christmas; she was as we knew her, ''The Christmas Person.''
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Carl Gordon Ferguson, in 1994.
She is survived by three daughters, Bettina Ferguson of Dover, Beverly Ferguson of Wilmington and Carole Unger of Albuquerque, N.M.; two grandsons, Michael Wetherholt of Annapolis, Md., and Chris Wetherholt of Colo.; two granddaughters, Kathy Scerni of Wilmington and Barbara Wetherholt of W.Va., and six great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Calvary Hillcrest Episcopal Church, Lore and Woodside avenues, Hillcrest.
Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Beeson Memorial Funeral Home, 412 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.
Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington.
Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
William Hill, 64
LAUREL - William Hill of Laurel died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998 in the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 64.
He previously worked at the Townsend Poultry Plant and most recently worked for King Cole in Milton.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary West.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Lee Horsey Hill of Laurel; two brothers, Waverly Hill and John Hill, both of Laurel, and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Harvest Temple Revival Center in Delmar, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service Friday.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Laurel.
Arrangements by Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, P.A., Federalsburg, Md.
Leroy M. Albitz, 83
LEWES - Leroy M. Albitz of Lewes, formerly of Gilbertsville, Pa., died of heart failure Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in the Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 83.
Mr. Albitz was a retired truck mechanic who formerly owned his own service station in Bechtelsville, Pa., and later was employed and retired from Zern's Garage in Gilbertsville.
He was very active and held life memberships in fire companies in Gilbertsville and Keystone 1 of Boyertown; a member of Bechtelsville Fire Co., and a life member of Pike Township Sportsman's Club.
He is survived by his wife, Marianne; a sister, Ann Jordan of Bechtelsville; two stepdaughters, Ginger Wasson of Gilbertsville and Roberta Bause of Flanders, N.J.; four step-grandchildren, Stephanie Weiss, Jennifer Wasson, Elizabeth Bause, and Jeffrey Bause, and a step-great-granddaughter, Karlie Weiss.
Service and burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Ocean View Blvd., Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.
Irma Mae Donovan, 79
MILLSBORO - Irma Mae Donovan of Millsboro died Saturday Aug. 15, 1998, in her home. She was 79.
Mrs. Donovan was born in 1919, in Paulsboro, N.J., the daughter of the late Oliver Beideman Jr. and Margaret Mae Handloser.
She was owner/operator of Donovan Mobile Park in Lewes, retiring in 1985.
She was preceded in death by her husband, H. Miller Donovan.
She is survived by three sons, Henry Donovan Jr. and Robert Lee Donovan, both of Lewes, and Daniel Dean Donovan of Millsboro; a daughter, Karin Schaer of Millsboro; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Service and burial will be private.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware Diabetes Association, 4 Mainsail Drive, Milton, DE 19968.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium,
William Raleigh Mitchell, 81
TOWNSEND - William Raleigh Mitchell of Townsend died Monday, August 17, 1998, in his home. He was 81.
Mr. Mitchell was born in 1917, in Ahoskie, N.C., the son of the late Raleigh Mitchell and Cora Webb Mitchell.
He attended school in North Carolina.
He was a coremaker.
He retired from Abex Steel Co., after 40 years of service.
Mr. Mitchell's favorite sayings were, ''Great Day in the Morning'' and ''I'm blessed to be here, thank the Lord.''
He was a devoted Christian man.
Mr. Mitchell was a member of the Bethel AME Church in Smyrna, where he served on the Steward Board and the choir, and coordinated both the Annual Mitchells' Day and the Harvest Home.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Bleen Mitchell.
He is survived by three sons, William Albert Mitchell, Clarence Mitchell and Douglas Mitchell, all of Townsend; four daughters, Rachel Wooten and Beverly Swann, and Beverly's husband, Pedro, all of Townsend, and Ruth Lambert, and her husband, Ernest, both of New Castle, and Shirley Whigham, and her husband, Clarence, both of Newark; five brothers, Daniel Mitchell, Walter Mitchell, George Mitchell, Oscar Mitchell and Eugene Mitchell, all of Wilmington; five sisters, Sara Shockley of Wilmington, Elizabeth Walker of Connecticut, Beulah Mitchell of Michigan, Joan Mitchell of Townsend and Barbara Mitchell of New Castle; a brother-in-law, Wesley Bleen of Townsend; two sisters-in-law, Ida Briscoe, and her husband, Dallas, both of Townsend, and Josephine Dawson of Dover; six grandchildren, Angela Lambert and Shamika Lambert, both of New Castle, Gary Benson of Townsend, Pedro Swann Jr. of Ohio, Darius Swann of Maryland and Doretha Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Oshay Johnson and Kira Johnson; a devoted friend, Marguerite Dickerson of Maryland; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church in Smyrna, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Massey Cemetery, Smyrna.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Elizabeth E. Donovan, 88
HARRINGTON - Elizabeth E. Donovan of Harrington died of respiratory failure Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 88.
Ms. Donovan was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Martha Jane Ellers.
She was the Farmington postmaster for 31 years, retiring in 1973.
Ms. Donovan was a charter member of the Farmington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Harrington Senior Center and a lifetime member of the Farmington Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Linwood C. Donovan; two sisters, Bertha Ellers and Nellie Walls; and three brothers, Samuel, Roland and George Ellers.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
John A. Kautz Jr., 64
LONG NECK - John A. Kautz Jr. of Long Neck, formerly of Newark and Wilmington, died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 64.
Mr. Kautz was born in Wilmington, the son of the late John A. Kautz Sr. and Madeline Toner Kautz.
He was a retired floor installer.
Mr. Kautz was a member of Moose Lodge 646, of Lewes and Rehoboth each.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joanne M. Kautz of Long Neck; a daughter, Jan M. Van Drunen of Millsboro; a sister, Madelyn K. Price of Wilmington; and two granddaughters, Kristin and Lauren.
Service will be 8 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in All Saints' Cemetery, Wilmington.
Elizabeth Marie 'Libby' Schauber, 61
GEORGETOWN - Elizabeth Marie ''Libby'' Schauber of Georgetown died of natural causes Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Stockley Center, Georgetown. She was 61.
Miss Schauber was born in 1936, in Chestertown, Md.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Schauber, in September 1991; her mother, Irene Schauber, in April 1998; and a sister, Mary Ann Latchum, in May 1991.
She is survived by five brothers, John G. Schauber Jr. of Daytona Beach, Fla., Charles J. Schauber of New Castle, Lawrence A. Schauber of Bear, Michael G. Schauber of Wilmington and Frank P. Schauber of Newark; nine sisters, Joan Callaghan of Wilmington, Henrietta Loucks of Palm Coast, Fla., Kathleen Schultheis of Phoenix, Ariz., Sister Jon Marie Schauber, OSFS, of Drexel Hill, Pa., Margaret Hinton of New Castle, Susan Stewart and Bernadette Siler, both of Newark, Regina Marini of Hockessin and Jacinta Reiniger of Wilmington; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service will be noon Saturday at All Faiths Chapel, Stockley Center, Georgetown, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be Mount Aviat Cemetery, Childs, Md.
Arrangements by Young's Funeral Homes, Milford.
Louise Elliott Phillips, 97
SEAFORD - Louise Elliott Phillips of Seaford died of heart failure Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Methodist Manor House. She was 97.
Mrs. Phillips was born in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of the late Joshua Handy and Minnie Marvil Elliott.
She was a schoolteacher for the Seaford and Laurel school districts for 30 years, retiring in the mid-1950s.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 7, Seaford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Kendall Phillips Jr., in 1986.
She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie P. Barbato of Wilmington; a brother, J. Marvel Elliott of Tequesta, Fla.; a grandson, Michael S. Ashley of Newark; and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home in Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
Roger M. Young, 77
BETHANY BEACH - Roger M. Young of Bethany Beach died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. He was 77.
Mr. Young was born in Baltimore, the son of the late Francis E. Young and Virginia Frey Young.
He was a Navy veteran.
He graduated from Colgate University in New York.
Mr. Young was a general manager at AT&T in Garden City, Long Island, for 37 years, retiring in 1984.
He moved to Bethany Beach from Merrick, Long Island, in 1984.
Mr. Young was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville, a member of Mason-Dixon VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, a member of the Sussex Pines Country Club and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Carey Young of Bethany Beach; two sons, Bruce C. Young of East Northport, N.Y., and Roger K. Young of the sailboat ''Ballerina,'' currently in the South Pacific; a brother, Francis E. Young of Severna Park, Md.; and two grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville, where the Rev. Dale Vorman will be officiating.
Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
Dorothea I. Munro, 85
FENWICK ISLAND - Dorothea I. Munro of Fenwick Island died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in his home. She was 85.
Mrs. Munro was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of the late William Spears and Jane Haley Spears.
She was a secretary with the Canadian government.
She also worked for the Senate of the United States, where she worked for several senators.
She moved to Fenwick Island from Silver Spring, Md., in 1990.
Mrs. Munro was a member of St. Matthew's by the Sea United Methodist Church, a member of the Fenwick Island Women's Club, and a member of the A.A.R.P.
She was preceded in death by her husband, S. Sterling Munro Sr.; and two son, Michael D. Munro and S. Sterling Munro Jr., both in 1992.
She is survived by three sons, Peter D. Munro of Berkeley, Calif., C. Mark Munro of Rockville, Md., and Timothy J. Munro of Fenwick Island; a daughter, Jane A. Munro of Fredricksburg, Va.; a sister, Peggy Burgess of London, Ontario, Canada; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew's by the Sea United Methodist Church, Fenwick Island, where the Rev. Dr. Donald O. Clendaniel Sr. will be officiating.
Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Hastings Funeral Home, Selbyville.
Burial will be in Redmen's Cemetery, Selbyville.
Dennis M. O'Donnell, 49
NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio. - Dennis M. O'Donnell of North Olmsted died of cancer Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, in New Life Hospice of St. Joseph in Lorain. He was 49.
Mr. O'Donnell was sent to Hanoi to bring home the second group of American prisoners of war released during the Vietnam War.
This was just one of many humanitarian missions that Mr. O'Donnell took part in during his military career.
He served at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; Rickenbacker Air Force Base, Ohio; Pope Air Force Base, N.C.; and Dover Air Force Base, Del., where he was chief of C-5 Loadmaster Standardization/ Evaluation.
Mr. O'Donnell served nearly 22 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1990.
He moved to North Olmsted in 1990.
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management from Malone College in Mansfield, in 1993.
Mr. O'Donnell worked as a computer management analyst for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 in Garfield Heights.
He was an active volunteer in marriage preparation and youth ministry programs at several base chapels.
Mr. O'Donnell was active in parish activities at St. Richard Church, North Olmsted.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert P. O'Donnell.
He is survived by his wife, Janet G. O'Donnell of North Olmsted; two daughters, Erin O'Donnell Puskar, and her husband, Jason, and Caroline A. O'Donnell, all of Chicago; two sons, Michael J. O'Donnell and Andrew P. O'Donnell, both at home; his mother, Catherine M. O'Donnell of Rocky River; and two sisters, Patricia M. Harssema, and her husband, James, both of Elyria, and Bridget A. Provenzano, and her husband, Thomas, both of Chicago.
Service will be 10 a.m. today at St. Richard Church, North Olmsted.
Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Avon.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the New Life Hospice of St. Joseph, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH, 44035; or the St. Richard Endowment Fund, 26855 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070.
Arrangements by Kacirek Funeral Home, North Olmsted.
Ruth G. Field, 88
SMYRNA - Ruth G. Field of Smyrna died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 88.
Mrs. Field was a resident at the Delaware Home & Hospital for the Chronically Ill since 1995.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Field; and three sons, Charles Field Jr., Thomas Field and William Field.
There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Thursday in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Smyrna.
Charles L. Truitt Sr., 71
DAGSBORO - Charles L. Truitt Sr. of Dagsboro died of heart failure Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998. He was 71.
Mr. Truitt was born in Dagsboro, the son of the late Mathias L. and Ethel M. Phillipe Truitt.
He was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Franklin Stubbs II, in 1995.
He is survived by two sons, Charles L. Truitt Jr. of Millsboro and Frank Stubbs of Gumboro; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Millsboro Cemetery, State Street in Millsboro.
Samuel A. Thomas Jr., 87
ST. MICHAELS, Md. - Samuel A. Thomas Jr. of St. Michaels died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 87.
Mr. Thomas was born in 1911 in Royal Oak, the son of the late Samuel A. Thomas Sr. and Mary Thomas.
He was raised and attended public schools in Talbot County.
Mr. Thomas worked and owned Sam's Service Station in St. Michaels for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by a son, Samuel A. Thomas III.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mildred Viola Thomas of St. Michaels; two daughters, Yolanda Turner of Bellevue and Sandra Thomas Jackson of Washington, D.C.; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; five grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Charles Thomas Cemetery, St. Michaels.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.
Owen Charles Phillips, 80
ROCK HALL, Md. - Owen Charles Phillips of Rock Hall died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in Magnolia Hall Nursing Home in Chestertown. He was 80.
Mr. Phillips was born in Kent County, the son of the late Edward Phillips and Helen Hasting.
He attended the public schools of Kent County.
He was a World War II veteran.
He was employed with Rock Hall Lumber Co., of Rock Hall.
Mr. Phillips was a member of Parker White American Legion Post 36, a member of Bay City Lodge 1490 of Rock Hall and a member of Aaron United Methodist Church of Rock Hall.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Phillips, of Rock Hall; three sons, Charles Phillips of Baltimore, and Edward Phillips and Lemont Phillips, both of Rock Hall; three brothers, Willis Harris Sr. of Rock Hall, Charles Scott of Wilmington, Del., and Ewell Phillips of Middletown, Del.; a sister, Nannie Sisco of Rock Hall; a grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. today at Aaron United Methodist Church in Rock Hall, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
A fraternal service was held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by James A. Perkins Funeral Service, Rock Hall.