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Lillian S. Emory, 87

MILFORD - Lillian S. Emory of Milford died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in Bayhealth Medical Center-Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 87.

Mrs. Emory was a supervisor in the Packing & Filling department of the L.D. Caulk Co., in Milford, for 33 years, retiring in 1975.

Mrs. Emory was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 9 in Georgetown, a member of the Shawnee Home Demonstration club, and a member of the Avenue United Methodist Church, Milford.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilson D. Shockley, and her second husband, Earl Emory; and a daughter, Helen.

She is survived by two sons, Orville W. Shockley and Harvey P. Shockley, both of Lincoln; a stepdaughter, Carolyn E. Hill of Milford; two brothers, Carl Webb and Walter Webb, both of Milford; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. today at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call an hour and a half prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St., Milford, DE 19963.

Alice Hearn Hughes, 85

DOVER - Alice Hearn Hughes of Dover died Thursday, August 27, 1998, in her home. She was 85.

Mrs. Hughes was born in 1913, in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Dr. William P. Hearn and Theodora Hearn.

She was a homemaker.

She had lived in Dover for 52 years.

Mrs. Hughes was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Dover, a member of Friends of Old Dover, of Friends of the John Dickinson Mansion Inc., the National Society of the Colonial Dames in Delaware, the Broadkill Beach Association, and a member of the Delaware Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph Hughes Sr. in 1970; and a son, Randolph Hughes Jr., in 1997.

She is survived by a daughter, C. Terry Jackson II of Dover; two sons, William E. Hughes of Madison, N.H., and Josiah V. Hughes of Georgetown; and five grandchildren, Anna Hearn Hughes of Milton, Amy Moon Hughes of Georgetown, Alison Catlin Hughes of Wilmington, Charles Terry Jackson III of Wilmington, N.C., and William Randolph Jackson of Dover.

Service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Christ Episcopal Church, Dover.

Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

Francis Pierce Adams, 79 

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Francis Pierce Adams of Federalsburg died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in the Caroline Nursing Home, Denton, Md. He was 79.

Mr. Adams was born in 1919, near Concord, Caroline County, the son of the late Frank Morris Adams and Mary Everngam Adams.

He was a grain farmer.

Mr. Adams was a member of the Caroline Farm Bureau; a charter member of the Choptank Ruitans; a member of the First Church of God in Federalsburg, where he served as an usher, Council member and on the Board of Trustees. He was on the Board of Caroline County Youth 4-H Park in Denton, and a member of Agriculture Soil Conversation District.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilbur J. Adams.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise D. Wright Adams; three daughters, Barbara A. Walters of Ridgely, Md., Mary A. Zlock of Dover, and Karen A. Penney of Milford; two sons, Alton P. Adams of Federalsburg and Jerry M. Adams of Marydel; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Virgil B. Adams of Denton.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg, where the Rev. Arthur Bebee, the Rev. Peter Smith and the Rev. Denzil Cheek will be officiating.

Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery, near Federalsburg.

The family suggests contributions be made in his memory to the Memorial Fund First Church of God, 101 Bloomingdale Ave., Federalsburg, MD 21632.

Ronald E. Thornley, 59

MILFORD - Ronald E. Thornley of Milford died of respiratory failure Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in his home. He was 59.

Mr. Thornley was born in Little Creek, the son of the late Ralph Thornley and Cornelia Hurley Foster.

He attended Dover High School.

Mr. Thornley owned and operated Ron's Auto Service and Repairs in Milford until becoming ill in 1995.

He loved camping and traveling prior to his illness. He took pride in the many sculptured and lighted reindeer and sleigh in which he built and sold that adorn the surrounding areas during the festive Christmas holidays. He was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Mr. Thornley was a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge 534 and the A.A.R.P.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Adams and a brother, Donald Lee Thornley.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Savage Thornley of Milford; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Adam Hobbs of Felton; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Jr. and Lisa Thornley of Milford; three loving grandchildren, Adam Hobbs Jr., Morgan Hobbs and Andrew Ryan Thornley; and a sister, Carol Sue Mills of Dover.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave. in Milford, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Manship Chapel Building Fund, Burnite Road, Felton, DE 19943, or to Delaware Hospice, Central Division, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Frank G. Rose Jr., 88

WEST RIVER, Md. - Frank G. Rose Jr. of West River died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in Corsica Hills Nursing Home, Centreville. He was 88.

Mr. Rose was born in 1910, the son of the late Frank G. and Ida Sylvia Rose.

After graduating high school, he attended Ben Franklin Business College, two-year program.

He worked as an accountant for the Department of the Navy for 20 years. He married Ione Sterling on Aug. 7, 1937. They made their home in Mt. Rainer. He then went into real estate as a self-employed broker. In later years, he bred and raised thoroughbreds and oriental frills (exotic pigeons).

Mr. Rose was a charter member and past president of Bladensburg Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1988.

He is survived by a son, Gerald Rose of Chestertown; a daughter, Judith Johnson of New Braunfels, Texas; a brother, Alden Rose of California; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ft. Lincoln Chapel in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery.

Burial will be in the cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made to Chestertown Lions Club Leader Dog Program c/o George Smith, 200 Morgnec Road, Chestertown, MD 21620.

Hattie Kline Tuck, 91

BRIDGEVILLE - Hattie Kline Tuck of Bridgeville died of bone cancer Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in her home. She was 91.

Mrs. Tuck, a Bridgeville native, received her bachelor's degree in education from Beaver College in 1921.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Tuck was known from her caring of others.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George A. Tuck in 1995 and a son, Howard K. Tuck in 1997.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Alyson D. Tuck of Newark; and a sister Bessie K. Wolf of West Chester, Pa.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hardesty Funeral Home, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville.

Burial will be in the Bridgeville Cemetery.

Walter S. Bandurski Sr., 65

NEWARK - Walter S. Bandurski Sr. of Newark died Wednesday, August 26, 1998, in Christiana Hospital. He was 65.

Mr. Bandurski was born in Chester, Pa.

He lived the majority of his life in the North Wilmington area.

Mr. Bandurski was founder and operator of Walter S. Bandurski & Sons Inc., trash collection, located in Wilmington, for 45 years, retiring in 1997. He was also owner and operator of Virginia Container Service Corp., located in Roanoke, Va., for 12 years.

He enjoyed polka music and dancing.

He played the accordian.

Mr. Bandurski loved his family and his business.

He is survived by two sons, Walter S. Bandurski Jr. of Londonderry, N.H., and Michael J. Bandurski of Smyrna; a brother, Edward Bandurski of Wilmington; two sisters, Helen Marriner and Dorothy Kozlowski, both of Wilmington; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Beeson Memorial Services in Wilmington, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

Burial will be in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, Pa.

In memory of Walter S. Bandurski Sr., the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way, New Castle, DE 19720.

George H. Laudet, 83

LEWES - George H. Laudet of Lewes died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in Washington, D.C. He was 83.

He is survived by his wife, Raymonde Laudet (nee Mauny); two sons, Jack Laudet and his wife Catherine and Michael Laudet and his wife Barbara; three grandchildren, Thomas, Cheryl and Andrew; and a great-grandchild, Robin.

Service will be 2 p.m., today at the Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home Inc., 11800 New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring, Md., where friends may call from 2-4 p.m.

Burial will be private.
 

Ronald E. Thornley, 59

MILFORD - Ronald E. Thornley of Milford died of respiratory failure Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in his home. He was 59.

Mr. Thornley was born in Little Creek, the son of the late Ralph Thornley and Cornelia Hurley Foster.

He attended Dover High School.

Mr. Thornley owned and operated Ron's Auto Service and Repairs in Milford until becoming ill in 1995.

He loved camping and traveling prior to his illness. He took pride in the many sculptured and lighted reindeer and sleigh in which he built and sold that adorn the surrounding areas during the festive Christmas holidays. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Mr. Thornley was a member of the Harrington Moose Lodge 534 and the A.A.R.P.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Adams and a brother, Donald Lee Thornley.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Savage Thornley of Milford; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Adam Hobbs of Felton; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Jr. and Lisa Thornley of Milford; three loving grandchildren, Adam Hobbs Jr., Morgan Hobbs and Andrew Ryan Thornley; and a sister, Carol Sue Mills of Dover.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave. in Milford, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Manship Chapel Building Fund, Burnite Road, Felton, DE 19943, or to Delaware Hospice, Central Division, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

 

Samuel G. Riley, 32

LEWES - Samuel G. Riley of Lewes died Friday, August 28, 1998, in his home. He was 32.

Mr. Riley was born March 29, 1966, in Salem County, N.J., the son of Thomas Cooper Riley of Rosenbayne, N.J and Kathy Laudeman of Rehoboth Beach.

He worked for William Noble Fraser Construction in maintenance.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kelly A. Lofland Riley of Lewes; a daughter, Brittany Ann Riley, at home; a son, Logan G. Riley, at home; paternal grandfather, Samuel Riley of Pennsville, N.J.; a brother, Jeffrey Calvin Riley of Lewes; a half-brother, Shayne Riley of Rosenhayne, N.J.; a step-brother, Phillip Franklin Laudeman of Glenolden, Pa., and a step-father, Franklin Phillip Laudeman of Rehoboth Beach.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Burial will be private.

In his memory, contributions may be made to Riley Children's Trust, Mellon Bank, Second St., Lewes, DE 19958.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Hwy., Lewes.

 

John Thomas Dukes, 83

SEAFORD - John Thomas Dukes of Seaford died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in his home. He was 83.

Mr. Dukes was born in Laurel, the son of the late Emory Titus and Ida Ethel Callaway Dukes.

He had worked at Beacon Feed Mill in Laurel as head maintenance man, retiring after 24 years. He then became a self-employed carpenter, retiring in 1979.

Mr. Dukes was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Concord and a member of the Laurel Grange.

He is survived by his wife, Doris White Dukes; three daughters, Barbara E. Hocker of Seaford, Marian F. Davis of Chambersburg, Pa. and Beverly I. Mullins of Westampton, N.J.; a brother, Glasco Dukes of Lincoln; three sisters, Hulda Callaway, Mabel Williams and Lulu Bryan, all of Laurel; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King Streets, Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Kenneth E. Huffman will officiate.

Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Concord.

 

Ellen Murray Whitlock, 86

MIDDLETOWN - Ellen Murray Whitlock of Middletown died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Christiana Hospital. She was 86.

Ms. Whitlock was a homemaker.

She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where she served on the Church's Alter & Rosary Society. Ms. Whitlock was also a member of the Old Bohemia Historical Society.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard T. and Andi Whitlock and John 'Ted' and Betty Whitlock, all of Middletown, who helped take care of her; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, West Cochran Street, Middletown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Old Bohemia Cemetery, Warick, Md.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions made to St. Joseph's Church Building Fund, Middletown.


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