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Walls, 77, former Dover councilman
DOVER - G. Carleton Walls of Dover, and Fenwick Island, died Sunday, August 23, 1998, in the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. He was 77.
Mr. Walls was born in 1920, in Dover, the son of the late George W. Walls and Emma Walls.
He graduated from Dover High School in 1939.
He also was a graduate of Pierce College in Philadelphia.
Mr. Walls was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 29th Infantry for three years.
He was the co-founder and co-owner of C&W Auto in Dover. He retired in 1982.
He served on the Dover City Council for 12 years, and he served on the Dover City Planning Commission for 20 years.
He attended the Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church.
Mr. Walls was a member of D.A.V., a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, and a former member of the Dover Rotary Club, the Jaycees, the Delaware Vets, and the Elk lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia B. Walls of Dover; a son, Bruce Walls of Millsboro; and a grandson, Thomas Walls.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Torbert Funeral Chapel in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Kent County Heart Assoc., P.O. Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903-1977; or to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
Jones, 79, was Sussex County sheriff
GEORGETOWN - William L. ''Cap'' Jones of Georgetown died Saturday, August 22, 1998, in his home. He was 79.
Mr. Jones was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He saw action in the South Pacific, serving as navy chief for eight years and Army sergeant and major for 14 years.
He was the Army advisor to the Delaware National Guard from 1956-61.
Mr. Jones was a salesman at Braun's Mens Store after retiring from the military.
He later sold cars for Conway Motors.
He was magistrate for 512 years, he served as Sussex County Deputy Sheriff for two years, and he served as sheriff for 10 years.
Mr. Jones was past president of the Kiwanis, the little league, PTA, and wrestling booster club.
He was past chairman of the Sussex County Red Cross and the Boy Scouts, and he was past commander of VFW Post 2931.
Mr. Jones was a life member of the VFW, a life member of TROA, a member of the Wesley U.M. Church, a member of the American Legion, and a member of the United Way.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary E. Jones, in 1998; and a son, Frank W. Jones, in 1968.
He is survived by five daughters, Lib Jones of Rehoboth Beach, Priscilla Jones and Nancy Hastings, both of Georgetown, and Peggy Bastianelli of Bear, and Laura Lands of Felton; a son, Ken Jones of Hockessin; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Wesley U.M. Church in Georgetown, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Honor Guard Ceremony will be in Union Cemetery in Georgetown following the service.
Burial, with full military honors, will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, 660 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown.
Pauline Jean Holotanko, 70
DOVER - Pauline Jean Holotanko of Dover died Sunday, August 23, 1998, in her home. She was 70.
Mrs. Holotanko was born in Bridgeville, the daughter of the late John Henderson and Helen Marie Henderson.
She was a leather worker for Seaton Leather Co.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Holotanko Jr., in 1995.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Charles Holotanko Sr. of Dover; three sons, Frederick J. Seward and Robert Seward, both of Dover, and William H. Seward of Smyrna; three daughters, Mary Ann Perdue, Wanda Williams and Debbie Knieriem, all of Dover; four sisters, Doris Faulkner of Dover, and Gladys Massey, Dora Donoway and Catherine Hammond, all of New Castle; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Trader Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, Newark, DE 19711; or to Solid Rock Church, 807 Hazlettville Road, Hartly, DE 19953.
Elmira M. Hobbs, 75
DOVER - Elmira M. Hobbs of Dover died Saturday, August 22, 1998, in Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 75.
Mrs. Hobbs was a loving mother, wife and homemaker.
Mrs. Hobbs was a member of AARP Chapter 721 in Dover, a member of the Harvest Years Senior Center in Dover, and a member of the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Nathan Hobbs Sr., in 1986.
She is survived by a son, William Nathan Hobbs Jr. of Claymont; two daughters, Barbara Ann McKnight of Harrington and Geraldine Lee Rybicki of Newark; two sisters, Mary Haas of Reading, Pa., and Gladys Rizzo of Las Vegas; two brothers, W. Paul Marsteller of Dover and Kenneth Poore of Millsboro; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Gebhart Funeral Home in New Castle, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
James Lester Love, 83
DENTON, Md. - James Lester Love of Denton died of pneumonia Sunday, August 23, 1998, in Caroline Nursing Home. He was 83.
Mr. Love was born in Denton, the son of the late James Merrick Love and Ruth Masten Love.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He worked for the Delmarva Power and Light Co., now Conectiv, for 35 years.
Mr. Love was a member of the VFW Memorial Post 7937 in Greensboro, a member of the Caroline American Legion Post 29 in Denton, and a member of the Junior Order of the United American Mechanics.
He is survived by his wife, Bernadine Roe Love of Denton; a son, Charles Allan Love of Cordova; a daughter, Shirley Frances Wunderlich of Athens, Ga.; a granddaughter and three grandsons.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., in Denton, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Denton Cemetery, Denton.
Frank M. Merson, 71
REHOBOTH BEACH - Frank M. Merson of Rehoboth Beach died Saturday, August 22, 1998, in Decedent's Residence. He was 71.
Mr. Merson was born in 1927 in Laurel, Md., the son of the late Frank Merson and Ruby Shirley Merson.
He served in the U.S. Army.
He was a maintenance supervisor at the Patuxent Wildlife and Refuge for 34 years.
Mr. Merson was a member of Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540, a member of American Legion Post 60 and a member of St. Edmonds Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Joyce Merson of Rehoboth Beach; a son, Frank Larry Merson of Woodbine, Md.; a brother, Robert Merson of Homasassas, Fla.; a sister, Regina Wiseman of Laurel; and a granddaughter.
Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edmonds Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach.
Burial will be private.
In memory of Frank M. Merson, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947; or the Beebe Medical Center, Tunnell Cancer Center, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
Mary V. Clark, 75
EASTON, Md. - Mary V. Clark of Easton died Wednesday, August 19, 1998, in Easton Memorial Hospital. She was 75.
Mrs. Clark was born in 1922 in Talbot County, the daughter of the late Rev. Gilbert Dudley Nash and Ollie Nash.
She attended Moton High School in Easten.
Mrs. Clark worked as a nurses' aide in Philadelphia and in Bridgeton, N.J.
She loved to go to Bible Study.
Mrs. Clark was a member of the Union Baptist Temple in Bridgeton, where she sang in the choir.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brother.
She is survived by her husband, Eric Clark of Philadelphia; a sister, Hazel M. Dudley of Bridgeton; two brothers, George E. Dudley of Philadelphia, and Deacon Earl T. Dudley of Easton; a sister-in-law, Catherine Dudley of Easton; 10 nieces; three nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church in Easton, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Richards Cemetery, Easton.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.
Mildred M. Bryant, 71
OCEAN VIEW, Md. - Mildred M. Bryant of Ocean View, and formerly of Weaton, died Sunday, August 23, 1998, in John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She was 71.
Mrs. Bryant was a retired budget analyst for the U.S. government, working for NOAA in the Rockville office.
She was very active and past president of the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club in Ocean View and the Sussex Democrat Club.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, James Vincent Bryant of Ocean View; a daughter, Brenda Mae Bryant Curry of New Market; two sons, James Vincent Bryant II of Ocean View and Bruce Edward Bryant of Middletown; and six grandchildren.
Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, where friends may call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Building Fund of Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 40, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Pastor Robert F. Nitz, 83
FRANKFORD - Pastor Robert F. Nitz of Frankford died Saturday, August 22, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 83.
Pastor Nitz was born in 1914, in Benton Harbor, Mich., the son of the late Frederick Nitz and Jennie Harriet Nitz.
He was a minister.
Pastor Nitz founded The Bourbon Bible Church in Bourbon, Ind., the Mayflower Bible Church in South Bend, Ind., and the Church of the Open Door in Greensburg, Pa., before retiring to Delaware.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Lois Nitz of Frankford; two daughters, Barbara K. Myers of Ocean Pines, Md., and Bethany Carol Marini of Berlin, Md.; three sons, Joel Frederick Nitz of Huntsville, Ala., David Robert Nitz of Delmont, Pa., and Paul Richard Nitz of Roxanna; two sisters, Virginia M. Schaper of Universal, Ind., and Valerie A. Wilson of Washington, Texas; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Service will be announced at a later date.
Burial will be private.
In memory of Pastor Robert F. Nitz, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Peninsula Community Church, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville.
Mary Gladys Hines, 86
MILLINGTON, Md. - Mary Gladys Hines of Millington died Saturday, August 22, 1998, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown. She was 86.
Mrs. Hines was born in Pond Town, the daughter of the late George Hines and Katie Hall Hines.
She was a lifelong resident of Queen Anne's County.
She worked for Jenkins Food in Price, retiring after 30 years.
Her interests included attending church and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Hines was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Pond Town.
She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Wright of Millington; a sister, Margaret A. Brown of Pond Town; a devoted friend, Albert Kilson of Millington; eight grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mt. Pleasant U.M. Church in Pond Town, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Millington.