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Nelson Edward 'Eddie' Tull Sr., 49

SEAFORD - Nelson Edward ''Eddie'' Tull Sr. of Seaford, and formerly of Federalsburg, Md., died of heart failure Sunday, August 30, 1998, in Life Care at Lofland Park. He was 49.

Mr. Tull was born in 1949 in Federalsburg, the son of the late Charles Wesley Tull and Thelma Irene Meredith Tull.

He attended Federalsburg public school system.

Mr. Tull was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in two tours of duty in Vietnam.

He worked as a truck driver for A.J. Williams until his retirement.

Mr. Tull was a member of V.F.W. Post 5246 of Federalsburg.

He is survived by a daughter, Traci Tull of Dover; two sons, Nelson Edward Tull Jr. and Michael Tull, both of Dover; a sister, Ruth Elaine Thomas of Federalsburg; a brother, Frank Melvin Tull of Federalsburg; and six grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cokesbury Cemetery, Federalsburg.

Arrangements by Williamson Funeral Home, Federalsburg.

 

John Dudley 'Buddy' Sparks Jr., 64

CHESTER, Md. - John Dudley ''Buddy'' Sparks Jr. of Chester died Saturday, August 29, 1998, in Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 64.

Mr. Sparks was born in 1934 in Chester.

He was graduated from Stevensville High School in 1952.

He received his bachelor of arts from Washington College located in Chestertown in 1956.

Mr. Sparks taught school in Queen Anne's County, retiring in 1987.

He operated the ''Tastee Freeze'' restaurant in Chester for 10 years.

He served two terms on the Queen Anne's County Board of Election supervisors.

Mr. Sparks was a member of the Kent Island Lions Club, a member of the Kent Island Yacht Club, a member of the Queen Anne's Retired Teachers Association, a member of the Kent Island Heritage Society, a member of the Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce, a member of Stevensville High School Alumni Association, and a member of the Kent Island United Methodist Church in Chester, where he established an annual dinner for the graduating senior class from Queen Anne's County.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Golt Sparks of Chester; a son, Dudley Golt Sparks of Queenstown; a daughter, Lauren Sparks Ball of Fredericksburg, Va.; a brother, Mervyn C. ''Tink'' Sparks of Annapolis; and three grandchildren, Brandy Sparks of Queenstown, Rachel Ball and Renee Ball, both of Fredericksburg.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kent Island United Methodist Church, Chester.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Kent Island United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 308, Chester, MD 21619; of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 27, Stevensville, MD 21666.

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

 

William P. Donophan, 89

WINCHESTER, Tenn. - William P. Donophan of Winchester, formerly of Felton, Del., died Sunday, August 30, 1998, in Columbia Southern Tennessee Medical Center, Winchester. He was 89.

Mr. Donophan was born in Felton, the son of the late Clifford G. and Angeline Donophan.

He was a farmer and also had retired from Delaware State Highway Department. 

He loved to go fishing and deer hunting.

Mr. Donophan was a member of Willow Grove Church of God. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Mae, two daughters, Dorothy M. Hutson and Joyce E. Moore, a brother, Charles Donophan and a sister, Louise Grier.

He is survived by three sons, James William Donophan of Dover, Del., and Clarence G. and Charles A. Donophan, both of Wyoming, Del.; three daughters, Violet D. Glanden of Dover, Angilee D. Hobbs of Winchester and Joan Logan of Belvidere; a brother, Alvin Donophan of Felton; 29 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. Dupont Highway, Harrington, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Milton Kemp will officiate.

Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Sandtown, Del.

 

Willard 'Billie' Brand, 80

WOODSIDE - Willard ''Billie'' Brand of Woodside, formerly of Mississippi, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in her home. She was 80.

Ms. Brand worked for several years at the Delaware Home & Hospital in Smyrna, Modern Maturity Center and had previously worked for Leeds in Smyrna.

Even though her illness took a toll of her body she still had a sense of humor and a will to live. She will truly be missed by us all, but now she is at peace with God.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Brand.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Porter of Woodside and Juanice Wilkes of Shreveport, La.; a son, Ralph Wilkes of Noxapater, Mass.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Main Street, Felton, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. today.

Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions made to ALS Organization or Delaware Hospice.

 

Jeffrey David Gland, 34

CLARKSVILLE - Jeffrey David Gland of Clarksville died as a result of head injuries sustained in an accident Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. He was 34.

Mr. Gland was a ceramic tile installer and a poultry farmer. 

He enjoyed flying, stock cars, motorcycles and was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman.

He is survived by his wife, Laverne Gland; a son, Merrill Jay, at home; his mother, Barbra E. Burton of Frankford; a sister, Donna M. Purse of Millville; a brother, Donald Mark Gland of Boston.

Service will 11 a.m. Thursday at Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in Beth'el Tabernacle Church Cemetery, Clarksville.

 

Mildred Virginia Downes, 77 

DENTON, Md. - Mildred Virginia Downs of Denton died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in Skilled Nursing Unit at Genesis in Easton. She was 77.

Ms. Downes was born in Denton on July 30, 1921, the daughter of the late George W. Johnson and Laura Murray Johnson.

She was graduated from Lockerman High School in 1937. 

Ms. Downes was a faithful member of Abrams Memorial Holiness Church in Denton. Past Matron of Rock of Ages Chapter 15, OES, Past Most Ancient Matron of The Harem of Jericho, Bathsheba Court 5 of Milford and a member of The Daughter of Isis Court 54 of Wilmington.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn L. Truxon of Denton and Eugenia A. Murray of Largo; a son, William C. Johnson Sr.; two brothers, Clarence W. Johnson of Camden, N.J., and Howard L. Johnson of Denton; a sister, Bernita A. Earle of New Castle; a daughter-in-law, Nettie Johnson of Harrington, Del.; a brother-in-law, Robert Earle of New Castle, Del.; a sister-in-law, Jackie Johsnon of Camden; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's U.M. Church, Denton.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday, where an Eastern Star Service will be at 8 p.m.

Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Denton.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

 

Janet Lisa Wood, 38

MARYDEL - Janet Lisa Wood of Marydel died of injuries sustained in an auto accident on August 14, Sunday Aug. 30, 1998, in Christiana Medical Center. She was 38.

Ms. Wood was the daughter of Carl and Beulah Wood of Marydel. 

She was graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in 1978.

She had been a flagger for Arrowhead management Company of Cheswold and worked on area road projects. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Wood, in 1995.

She is survived by her mother, Beulah Wood of Marydel; two brothers, Glenn E. Wood of Hartly and Ronald L. Wood of Marydel; nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.

 

George William Hallman, 69

WARWICK, Md. - George William Hallman of Warwick died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in his home. He was 69.

Mr. Hallman was born in Marshallton, Pa., the son of the late William H. and Anna P. Ryder Hallman.

He spent most of his life in the West Chester, Pa., area.

Mr. Hallman married Lila Wallace and together they raised a family of four.

During his working years, he was self-employed as a painter and carpenter. This employment spanned a period of 35 years.

When not working he love his bluegrass music. He started his career in music while in high school when he and his wife formed a Bluegrass Band called Lila Lous and Her Country Boys. He played the ''Dobro'' instrument.

Mr. Hallman loved being with his wife, children and grandchildren when not working or playing music. He also liked boating, fishing and raising cats.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lila Wallace Hallman of Warwick; four sons, George William Hallman Jr. of West Chester, Richard Charles Hallman of Narvon, Pa., Garry Mames Hallman of Lancaster, Pa., and Ronald Lee Hallman of Honeybrook, Pa.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Wards Hill Baptist Church, Cecilton. 

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions made to one to Northern Chesapeake Hospice, One Brown Court, Elkton, MD 21921; The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 665, Elkton, MD 21921 or the Humane Society, Chesapeake City, MD 21915.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Cecilton.
 

Arthur J. 'Slim Elliott' Elliott, 83

GREENWOOD - Arthur J. ''Slim Elliott'' Elliott of Greenwood died Monday, Sept. 1, 1998, in his home. He was 83.

Mr. Elliott was born in 1915 in Swedesboro, N.J., the son of the late Rev. Cooper Elliott and Alberta Elliott.

He was raised under a religious atmosphere, and found it gratifying to call upon that background to satisfy humane problems of his own and others.

Mr. Elliott graduated from Delaware State College in 1934.

He played semipro baseball against Negro stars such as Satchel Paige, the following four years.

He later had an offer to train with the Philadelphia Stars in the Negro League, but decided to return to college.

Mr. Elliott graduated with a B.S. degree in industrial education from Delaware State College, in 1942.

He lettered in football and basketball while in college.

He also took a flying course, including ground school, in which he was first in his class.

Mr. Elliott served in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps from 1942-46.

He was an extra in the movie ''China,'' which starred Loretta Young, during his time in the Army.

He was a teacher-principal in Georgetown Elementary and Senior High School from 1946-47.

Mr. Elliott then went to the Baltimore city public school system to teach for 30 years, retiring in 1977.

He also was assistant principal of the Adult and Continuing Education Program from 1973-74.

He was a United Fund representative in the late 1960s.

He was a fan of all kinds of sports, loved to garden and loved old, big cars.

Mr. Elliott was a charter member of Clifton Teachers' Advisory Council from 1967-68, a member of the Milford Housing Committee and a member of the Graham A.M.E. Church in Greenwood, where he was serving on the Steward Board and also was organizer of the food pantry.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Duke Elliott, Clarence Elliott, Howard Elliott and Theodore Elliott.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Janet Amos Elliott of Greenwood; a sister, Elizabeth Young of Greenwood; a foster daughter, Kelly E. Jones of Greenwood; two sisters-in-law, Una Terry, and her husband, Thomas, both of Glen Burnie, Md., and Audrey Thames, and her husband, Eddie, both of Baltimore; two brothers-in-law, Edwin Amos, and his wife, Vera, of Baltimore County, Md., and Ralph Amos and his wife, Jean, of New York, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Service will be noon Saturday at Graham A.M.E. Church in Greenwood, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Pondtown Cemetery, Crumpton, Md.

Arrangements by Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood.

 

Bessie Hare Annette, 87

SYLVESTER, Ga. - Bessie Hare Annette of Sylvester, and formerly of Milford, Del., died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in her home. She was 87.

Mrs. Annette was born in 1911 in Miller Station, Md., the daughter of the late Clarence Paul Hare and Pearl Marie Buckman Hare.

She retired from the Sherman Shirt Factory in Harrington, Del.

Mrs. Annette was a member of the Milford Baptist Church, Milford.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Robert Annette in 1995, Harry Annette in 1955 and Joseph Annette in 1940.

She is survived by three daughters, Myrtle Christianson of Hanover Park, Ill., Sylvia Outlaw of Sylvester and Sandra Warren of Milford; two sons, Frank Annette of Norwich, Conn., and Thomas Annette of Albany, Ga.; a sister, Myrtle Fasick of Cannon, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 10 a.m. today at Banks Funeral Chapel in Sylvester; calling hours were Wednesday.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sylvester.

 

Stephen Demchyk, 73

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Stephen Demchyk of Chestertown died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, in Talbot Hospice House in Easton. He was 73.

Mr. Demchyk was born in 1925 in the Ukraine.

He came to the U.S. in 1949.

He was a farmer for many years.

Mr. Demchyk worked for the Kent County Soil Conservation District from 1983-1998.

He married Audrey Turner Demchyk in 1956.

Mr. Demchyk was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Worton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Turner Demchyk, in 1987.

He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie D. Lacaze, and her husband, Robert D., both of Easton; a son, Steven A. Demchyk of Chestertown; a sister who resides in the Ukraine; and two grandsons, Turner Robert Lacaze and Alexander Stephen Lacaze, both of Easton.

Service was held Sunday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home in Chestertown.

Burial was in Chester Cemetery, Chestertown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Talbot County Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601; or the St. James United Methodist Church, Worton, MD 21678.

 

Clifton Charles Croston Sr., 81

FREDERICA - Clifton Charles Croston Sr. of Frederica died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in his home. He was 81.

Mr. Croston was born in 1917 in Levels, W.Va.

He later moved to Savage, Md., where he owned and operated an independent trucking business.

He married Anna E. ''Bess'' Porter in 1941.

Mr. Crosten and his wife moved to Delaware in 1991.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna E. Croston.

He is survived by two sons, Clifton Croston Jr. of Shady Side, Md., and Dale Croston of Edgewood, Md.; a daughter, Sandra Hensley, and her husband, John Sr., both of Frederica; nine grandchildren, Steven Croston Sr., and his wife, Jennifer, Susie Croston, Clifton Croston III, Charlene Croston, Chrissy Croston, Brian Croston, Glen Croston, Tracie Riley, and her husband, Tim, and John Hensley Jr.; a great-grandchild, Steven Croston Jr.; a brother, James Bernard Croston of Savage; a sister, Bernice Babbs of Cumberland, Md.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ella Bowers for her assistance during their time of need.

Service will be 5 p.m. Friday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901; or to the Meals on Wheels Program, c/o Modern Maturity Center Inc., 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19901.

 

Rosa Mae Peyton, 81

SEAFORD - Rosa Mae Peyton of Seaford died of heart failure Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in Seaford Health Center. She was 81.

Mrs. Peyton was born in 1917, in South Hampton, Va.

She was a retired poultry factory worker.

Mrs. Peyton was a resident of Seaford for over 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Solister Peyton.

She is survived by two sons, Augustus H. Evans of Seaford and James A. Peyton Sr. of Salem, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Young's Funeral Home in Seaford, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Macedonia A.M.E. Cemetery, Seaford.

 

Peggy Boswell, 68

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Peggy Boswell of Stevensville died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was 68.

Mrs. Boswell was born in 1930 in Harper's Ferry, W.Va., the daughter of Rosalie K. Lloyd and the late William Horace Lloyd.

She attended St. Dominic's in Washington, D.C.

She married Joseph Edward Boswell in 1947.

They lived in Washington for three years.

Mrs. Boswell and her husband moved to Wheaton in 1960.

They lived in Laurel from 1960 to 1976.

They moved to Stevensville, on the Eastern Shore, in 1976.

Mrs. Boswell and her husband owned the original P.J. Butcher's on Kent Island.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward Boswell, in 1989; and two brothers, William Francis Lloyd in 1988, and Ronald Craig Lloyd in 1973.

She is survived by her mother, Rosalie K. Lloyd of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three daughters, Linda Joyce Hill of Lancaster, Pa., Judith R. Boswell of Chantilly, Va., and Patty Jo Cornell of Stevensville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Chester.

Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home P.A., Chester.

Burial will be in Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville.

In memory of Peggy Boswell, the family suggests that donations be made to the American Lung Association, 209 E. Market St., Salisbury, MD 21801.

 

Aurora 'Nena' Saenz Dacillo, 58

DOVER - Aurora ''Nena'' Saenz Dacillo of Dover died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident Friday, Aug. 28, 1998. She was 58.

Mrs. Dacillo received her education in Manila, Philippines.

She worked for Mr. A's Professional Services Inc.

Mrs. Dacillo was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dover.

She is survived by her parents, Antonio and Rosita Saenz of Angeles City, Philippines; two sons, Reuel Dacillo and Rodrick Dacillo, both of Angeles City; five daughters, Rosemarie Fabiani of Lewis, Wash., and Russell Sicat, Ruby Dacillo, Ronah Lawrence and Therese Corro, all of Angeles City; two brothers, Antonio Saenz Jr. and Jose Saenz, both of National City, Calif.; three sisters, Lourdes Pangan of Manila, Frieda Guevarra of San Diego and Maria Saenz of Milford; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters-in-law and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church in Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in Holy Mary Memorial Cemetery, Angeles City.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

 

Kay 'Sandy' Jenkins, 59

CLAYTON - Kay ''Sandy'' Jenkins of Clayton died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital in Dover. She was 59.

Mrs. Jenkins was born in South Korea.

She was a homemaker and was employed by the Smyrna Diner for 12 years.

She enjoyed gardening in her spare time.

Mrs. Jenkins was a devoted wife, loving mother and caring grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Samuel M. Jenkins Jr., on April 21, 1998.

She is survived by a son, Samuel M. Jenkins III of Clayton; a daughter, Margaret A. Jenkins of Smyrna; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

In memory of Kay Jenkins, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 110 S. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801; or to the American Legion Post 14 Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 345, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Arrangements by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, Smyrna.

 

Ann C. Kobza, 91

SMYRNA - Ann C. Kobza of Smyrna died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. She was 91.

Mrs. Kobza was born in 1907, in Barnsboro, Pa., the daughter of the late Andrew Chike and Mary Chike.

She had worked as a beautician in New York City.

Mrs. Kobza moved from New York City to Delaware 10 years ago.

She is survived by a son, Richard J. Kobza, and his wife, Patricia, both of Dover; a brother, Joseph Chike of Lexington, N.C.; two sisters, Margaret Nangle of Smyrna and Agnes Stein of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Richard Kobza Jr., William J. Kobza and Bryan Kobza, all of Hartly; and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

 

James Arthur 'Bubba' Dorsey, 12

SNOW HILL, Md. - James Arthur ''Bubba'' Dorsey of Snow Hill died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. He was 12.

James was born in 1986 in Nassawadox, Va., the son of James A. Biggins and Amanda Biggins.

He was a student at Snow Hill Middle School.

He had successfully completed sixth grade as an honor student.

James had volunteered with a service learning project in which he read to other children at the Cedar Chapel Special School.

He played football at the Salvation Army and basketball at the Worcester Recreation Department, and was involved in the Snow Hill Eagles' Nest Program.

He loved his church and was always willing to take an active part when needed.

He ushered and played drums.

James was a member of the GMS Youth Choirs, a member of the Mentor Program, and a member of St. John Holiness Church in Stockton, where he faithfully attended Sunday school and worship services.

He is survived by his parents, Amanda and James A. Biggins of Snow Hill; a brother, Jeffrey Dorsey of Snow Hill; two sisters, Ashley Dorsey and Myra Biggins, both of Snow Hill; his maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Dorsey of Pennsylvania; his maternal grandfather, Pete Abbott of Virginia; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Marshall of Florida; his paternal grandfather, James Gardner of Virginia; a special aunt, Connie Dorsey of Girdletree; two uncles, Robert Dorsey and Paul Dorsey, both of Pennsylvania; his godmother, Louise Keys of Snow Hill; his adopted pop-pop and aunt, Jim and Velma Wilson of Snow Hill; and a host of relatives, church family and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Snow Hill Middle School in Snow Hill, where friends may call an hour and a half prior to the service.

Friends also may call from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the school.

Burial will be in Wharton's Cemetery, Parksley, Va.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Pocomoke City.

 

Aaron C. Souder, 73

NEW CASTLE - Aaron C. Souder of New Castle died of heart failure Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in his home. He was 73.

Mr. Souder was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a butcher and co-owner of Woerner-Souder Meat Market, New Castle.

Mr. Souder was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bear, and a member of the Trotting Breeds Pony Club of Delaware.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marie Woerner Souder of New Castle; two sons, C. Ronald Souder of Townsend and Robert S. Souder of New Castle; two daughters, Sharon M. Ash of Townsend and Susan L. Burns of New Castle; two sisters, Elise Edwards of Pennsylvania and Anna Souder of New Jersey; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Bear, where friends may call an hour and a half prior to the service.

Burial will be in Delaware Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Bear.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE 19701; or to the St. Francis Hospital, 7th and Clayton streets, Wilmington, DE 19805.

 

Mary H. Kimmey, 84

MILFORD - Mary H. Kimmey of Milford died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Silver Lake Center. She was 84.

Mrs. Kimmey was a counselor for the Stevenson Home, for 10 years.

She enjoyed needlework and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Kimmey Sr., in 1973; and a son, James Kimmey, in 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Harvey C. Kimmey Jr. of Wilmington and Robert L. Kimmey of Seaford; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home in Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

 

Kenneth Robert Creasy, 48

RIDGELY, Md. - Kenneth Robert Creasy of Ridgely died of natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 48.

Mr. Creasy was born in 1950 in Lancaster, Pa., the son of Charles Kenneth Creasy and the late Louise Addie Thomas Wright.

He was a self-employed mechanic.

Mr. Creasy was a resident of Lancaster County since 1979.

He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Dominick Creasy.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sylvia B. Creasy of Ridgely; four sons, Phillip J. Creasy of Greensboro, Marvin C. Creasy of Marydel, Kenneth E. Creasy and Robert A. Creasy, both of Ridgely; his father, Charles Kenneth Creasy of Wrightsville, Pa.; a brother, Charles Creasy of Wrighstville; a sister, Ruth Ann Kells of Craley, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home in Greensboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely.

 

John J. Gilbert V, 23

DOVER - John J. Gilbert V of Dover died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Kent General Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 23.

Mr. Gilbert was born in 1975 in Alexandria, Va., the son of John J. Gilbert and Rita P. Craft Gilbert.

He was a 1993 high school graduate.

He was employed with the Delaware Department of Transportation for the past five years.

At the time of his death, he was a construction project inspector.

Mr. Gilbert was finishing an engineering technology degree at Delaware Technical and Community College.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, John J. ''Johnny'' Gilbert VI of Dover; two sisters, Julia Gilbert of Dover and Andrea Gilbert of California; his paternal grandmother, Margaret Gilbert of Durham, N.C.; and a former wife, Angela Gilbert of Dover.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Trader Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the D.A.R.E. Program, c/ o Dover Police Dept., South Queen Street, Dover, DE 19904; or to the Gilbert Fund for John J. Gilbert, Attn: Sharon Latocha, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903.

 

Raymond B. Williams Sr., 60

HARTLY - Raymond B. Williams Sr. of Hartly died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. He was 60.

Mr. Williams was born in 1937 in Wilmington, the son of the late Phantom Williams and Hilda Williams.

He had worked as a pipe insulator for Local 42 in Wilmington for 32 years.

He had lived in the Hartly area for 26 years.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Mr. Williams was a member of the International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers, Local 42, in Wilmington.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Hall, in 1993.

He is survived by his wife, Francine Williams of Hartly; two sons, Raymond Williams Jr. of Sandtown and Steven Williams of St. Michaels, Md.; two daughters, Roseann Davis of Felton and Sallyann Warncke of Woodside; a brother, Elwood ''Woody'' Williams of Ocean View; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

 

Russell N. Rhodes Jr., 67

MAGNOLIA - Russell N. Rhodes Jr. of Magnolia died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Integrated Health Services of Delaware near Smyrna. He was 67.

Mr. Rhodes was born in 1931 in Philadelphia, the son of the late Russell N. Rhodes and Dorothea Rhodes.

He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean conflict.

Mr. Rhodes was a self-employed salesman, retiring in 1983.

He moved from Philadelphia to Magnolia 10 years ago.

Mr. Rhodes was a member of the Walter L. Fox Post 2 in Dover, and a member of the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Rhodes of Magnolia; two daughters, Janet Rudewcz of Magnolia and Amy Singh of Arlington, Texas; a brother, William Rhodes of Oil City, Pa.; a sister, Norma West of Sebring, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Modern Maturity Center, c/o Building Fund, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19904.

 

William P. Donophan, 89

BELVIDERE, Tenn. - William P. Donophan of Belvidere, formerly of Felton, Del., died Sunday, August 30, 1998, in Columbia Southern Tennessee Medical Center, Winchester. He was 89.

Mr. Donophan was born in Felton, the son of the late Clifford G. and Angeline Donophan.

He was a farmer and also had retired from the Delaware State Highway Department.

He loved to go fishing and deer hunting.

Mr. Donophan was a member of Willow Grove Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Mae; two daughters, Dorothy M. Hutson and Joyce E. Moore; three brothers, Charles Donophan, Nelson Donophan and Money Donophan; and three sisters, Louise Grier, Mary Morris and Elsie Hutson.

He is survived by three sons, James William Donophan of Dover, Del., and Clarence G. and Charles A. Donophan, both of Wyoming, Del.; three daughters, Violet D. Glanden of Dover, Angilee D. Hobbs of Winchester and Joan Logan of Belvidere; a brother, Alvin Donophan of Felton; 29 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. Du Pont Highway, Harrington, Del. The Rev. Milton Kemp will officiate.

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

Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Sandtown, Del.


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