Miscellaneous Sussex County, Delaware Obituaries
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Donald Richard Arthur, 78
WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. - Donald Richard Arthur, of West Melbourne, formerly
of Ocean View, Del., died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2001, in Holmes Medical Center,
West Melbourne. He was 78.
Mr. Arthur was born Sept. 10, 1922, in Allentown, Pa., the son of the
late Chester and Edith Arthur.
He was a World War II veteran, he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army
and spent most of his duty in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and fought
in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes.
Mr. Arthur received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from
Towson State College in Towson, Md.
He was a teacher in the Baltimore school system and a guidance counselor
in North East, Md., school system for many years. Prior to his retirement
in 1987, he served as a guidance counselor for three years and principal
for 15 years for the Sussex County Vocational Technical Center in Georgetown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter,
Carol Lynn Vogel, on Dec. 15, 1994.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia Arthur, of West Melbourne;
three sons, David Arthur, of Williamsville, Del., Kevin Arthur and his
wife, Brenda, of Laurel, and Michael Arthur and his partner, Vince Gabrielly,
of Yonkers, N.Y.; a sister, Dorothy Smith, of Allentown, Pa.; a brother,
Bruce Patton, of Jarretsville, Md.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild;
and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Sussex Technical
School District Vocational Foundation/Library Fund, District Office, P.O.
Box 351, Georgetown, DE 19947. Attn: Carol Schrefler.
Marian Alice Becker , 83
LEWES - Marian Alice Becker, of Lewes, formerly of Kennett Square, Pa.,
Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in Harbor Healthcare
Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. She was 83.
Mrs. Becker co-operated the Coffee Center at Eleutherian Mills, Hagley
Foundation, for 19 years.
She was loved by the staff and her friends while she was a resident
at Harbor Healthcare Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Emerson Becker, in 1993;
and by two brothers, Parke Neal and Bud Neal.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Becker, of Lewes, and Ralph E.
Becker Jr., of Wilmington; a daughter, Carolyn Palmatary, of Chadds Ford,
Pa.; four brothers, Ralph Neal, of Elkton, Md., Earl Neal of Manheim, Pa.,
Lloyd Neal of Coatesville, Pa., and Clair Neal of Parksburg, Pa.; eight
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium,
Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, friends may call one hour prior
to service. The Rev. Douglas Albert officiated.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett
Family suggests memorial contributions to: Alzheimer's Association,
2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 18805.
Alice Mae Beddle, 90
GOLDSBORO, Md. - Alice Mae Beddle, of Goldsboro, died of natural cause
Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 90.
Mrs. Beddle was born May 1, 1910, in Ingleside, the daughter of the
late Charles and Mabel Walls Draper.
She attended Ingleside School.
Mrs. Beddle was owner/operator of Beddle's Store in Goldsboro from 1950-83.
She enjoyed gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Beddle Sr. on April
She is survived by a son, William Beddle Jr. of Felton, Del.; two granddaughters,
Lisa Beddle, of Camden, Del., and Carol Morris of Felton, Del., and a brother,
Charles Draper, of Greensboro.
Family may call 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home
P.A., 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery Greensboro.
William Lee Cash, 79
SEAFORD - William Lee Cash, of Seaford, died of heart failure Sunday,
Jan. 14, 2001, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He
Mr. Cash was born in Anniston, Ala., son of the late Clyde William and
Eula Moses Cash.
He was a Navy veteran in World War II.
He worked for DuPont Co. as an accountant Seaford for 30 years,retiring
Mr. Cash was a member of the Nanticoke Post 6 American Legion of Seaford;
a member of Seaford Lions Club; a former member of Seaford Kiwanis Club;
a member of Hiram Lodge 21 AF&AM (32nd Degree mason); and Scottish
Rites. He a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, served on the
Seaford City Council for 15 years, where he was the Police Commissioner.
He was lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police, a member of the
International Association of Chiefs of Police and an honorary captain of
the Newark Police Department. He also served as a former member of the
board of director of the Seaford Senior Center.
He is survived by his wife, Alvah Mae France Cash; two brothers, Truman
Ray Cash and John Lewis Cash, both of Anniston, Ala.; two sisters, Lorraine
Davis and Mary Christine Jones, both of Anniston; and a host of nieces
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home,
Front and King streets, Seaford.
Masonic service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at John's United Methodist Church,
Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, where friends may also call one hour
prior to service. The Rev. George Godfrey and the Rev. Rick Vance will
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
Family suggests memorial contributions to: St. John's United Methodist
Church, Memorial Fund, Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford, DE 19973.
Marion Charles Ewing, 84
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Marion Charles Ewing, of Chestertown, died Monday,
Jan. 15, 2001, in Corsica Hills Nursing Home, Centerville. He was 84.
Mr. Ewing was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Centerville, the son of the late
Lawrence Sr. and Bertie Draper Ewing.
He was a manager of Warsaw Manor Farms in Cecilton for four years. He
and his wife then owned and operated a dairy and grain farm for 45 years.
He enjoyed all sorts of hunting and crabbing in his later years. His
devotion was his rabbit beagles.
Mr. Ewing was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Chestertown,
the Farm Bureau, the Chesapeake Beagle Club, and The Delaware Beagle Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas
Marion Ewing, on Dec. 13,1964.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Eloise Ewing; a son and
his wife, Donnie and Toni Ewing, of Galena; two daughters, Joyce Shaver,
of Huntington, W.Va., and Beth Sampson and her husband, Roger, of Felton,
Del.: two sisters, Gertrude Richardson, of Clayton, Del., and Virginia
Lee Fleming ,of Denton; a brother, Lawrence Ewing Jr., of Easton; 11 grandchildren
and 20 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9:30 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Fellows, Helfenbein
and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic
Church in Chestertown.
Burial will be in Chester Cemetery, Chestertown.
Memorial Contributions can be made to: the Hospital Foundation, Kent
and Queen Anne's Hospital, 100 Brown St., Chestertown, MD 21620.
Zacchaues Freeman, 52
DOVER - Zacchaues Freeman died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent
General Hospital, Dover. He was 52
Mr. Freeman was born March 16, 1948, in Dover, the son of the late Rev.
Thomas E. and Della Lewis Freeman.
He accepted Christ at a young age at First Pilgrim Baptist Church in
Mr. Freeman attended Booker T. Washington Elementary School and William
Henry High School in Dover, Delaware.
He worked for the state as a custodian in the Capital and Smyrna school
districts. He retired after 23 years of service with medical disability.
He was noted throughout Delaware for his soothing singing voice. In
1993, he became a member of the Christian Travelers of Dover. He sang with
them until his death. Some of the favorite songs he loved to sing were:
"It's Time To Go To The Altar," "There's a Bright Side Somewhere," "Anyway
You Bless Me Lord" and "Oh Mary Don't You Weep".
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Rev. J. Theophilus Freeman,
Dennis Freeman and Titus Freeman; and by two sisters, Eva Freeman and Beatrice
He is survived by Othela F. Banks; a stepson, Troy William F. Banks
and his wife, Tabatha, and their daughter, Kayla Banks; eight brothers,
Augustine Freeman, of Camden, Benjamin Freeman, of Wilmington, Rev. F.A.
Monroe Freeman, Andrew Freeman and Anthony Freeman, all of Dover, Freeman
T. Freeman, of Rochester, N.Y., Charles Timothy Freeman, of Petersburg,
Va., and Morris Freeman, of Hartly; two sisters, Della F. Scott of Washington,
D.C., and Bishop Doreina C. Miles, of Dover; six sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law,
and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, other relatives and friends.
Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Pilgrim Baptist Church, Camden,
where friends may call two hours prior to service.
James Edward 'Jimmy' Hardman, 43
HARTLY - James Edward "Jimmy" Hardman, of Hartly, died Saturday, Jan.
13, 2001, in Lincolnton, N.C. He was 43.
Mr. Hardman was born July 18, 1957, in Clarksburg, W.Va, the son of
the late Hotty Hardman Jr. and Agnes Marie Adams Hardman. He and his family
moved to Dover in 1990.
He was employed by Radio Shack in Dover and in Milford as a manager.
He reached his million dollars in sales in 1999 in the Milford store. Due
to complications to diabetes he was placed on disability in May 1999.
He was an avid sports fan, especially NASCAR and the Dallas Cowboys.
He also enjoyed woodworking.
Mr. Hardman was a member of the local Painters Union 804 in Clarksburg,
W.Va. He attended Webster College in Fairmount, W.Va, from 1987-90 and
received an associate degree in business.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pam Carpenter Hardman; a son,
Joseph "Joey," of home; a daughter, Jamie, of home; three sisters, Dolores
"Dottie" Ergenzinger, of Dover, Sue Stewart, of Clarksburg, W.Va., and
Linda Deem, of Sandersville, Ga.; a brother, Charles "Bubby" Hardman,of
Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Torbert Funeral Chapel, 81 S.
Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in the Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in his
name to: the Diabetes in Delaware, P.O. Box 1395, Dover, DE 19903.
Mabel Jeanette Kates, 83
HARRINGTON - Mabel Jeanette Kates, of Harrington, died Monday, Jan.
15, 2001, in the Country Rest Home, Greenwood. She was 83.
Mrs. Kates was born in Maryland, the daughter of the late Alfred and
Iva Bright Anderson. She had recently moved from Yoder Care Center at Argos
Corner to the Country Rest Home in Greenwood.
She graduated from Harrington High School in 1935.
Mrs. Kates was a layout technician at the Ace Dress Co., where she worked
for many years before retiring.
She loved to sew and enjoyed making flower arrangements from flowers
grown in the family garden. She also enjoyed cooking.
Mrs. Kates was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the
Harrington Senior Center, the Harrington Historical Society and the Harrington
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
J. Reynolds Kates, in 1993.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Samuel Mackert,
of Milford; and two grandsons, Samuel David Mackert III and Gregory R.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce
Street in Harrington, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Trinity United
Methodist Church, 63 Commerce St., Harrington, DE 19952.
Gladys Lord, 87
FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Gladys Lord, of Federalsburg, died Monday, Jan.
15, 2001, in Caroline Nursing Home, Denton. She was 87.
Mrs. Lord was born Aug. 23,1913, in the Smithville area of Caroline
County, the daughter of the late Henry Harrison and Mae Pennypacker Trice.
She graduated from Federalsburg High School, class of 1930, and the
Strayer Business College.
She returned to Federalsburg and worked for Excelsior Pearl Works for
a number of years.
Mrs. Lord was a member of Union United Methodist Church, and the church's
Rebekah Circle. "She was also a member of Nanticoke Chapter 64, and the
Eastern Star of Maryland, formerly of Federalsburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Ralph D. Lord, in July 17,1985.
She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Linda and Dale Harrison,
of Preston; two grandsons, Kevin Harrison, of Preston, and Daniel and his
wife Michelle Harrison, of Cambridge; two great-grandchildren, Brittany
and Bryant Simmons, of Cambridge; and a brother, Reese Trice, of Seaford,
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Williamson Funeral
Home, 311 South Main St., Federalsburg.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. David
Heistand of Union United Methodist Church will officiate.
Active pallbearers will be Greg Lord, Daniel Martin Harrison, Kevin
Mark Harrison, Sam Harrison, Giles Alderman, and Jack Waldis. Honorary
Pallbear will be Virgil Wheatley.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg.
Memorial donations may be made to: the Memorial Fund of Union United
Methodist Church, 301 N. Main Street, Federalsburg, MD 21632.
Anna Mae Mason, 89
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Anna Mae Mason, of Chestertown, died Sunday, Jan.
14, 2001, in Corsica Hills Nursing home. She was 89.
Mrs. Mason was born Jan. 20, 1911 in Pondtown, the daughter of the late
Jerome and Annie Brooks Bratcher.
She was self-employed, doing domestic work in Wilmington until retiring
She enjoyed housework, sewing, cooking and she loved to read. Earlier
in her life she enjoyed crocheting.
Mrs. Mason was a member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mason, in 1990.
She is survived by several cousins and close friends.
Service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Mount Pleasant United Methodist
Church, where friends may call one hour prior.
Burial will be held at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery following the service.
Arrangements by the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, 370
W. Cypress St. Millington.
Howard B. McNatt, 66
SMYRNA - Howard B. McNatt, of Smyrna, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in
his home. He was 66.
Mr. McNatt was born March 19, 1934, in Chester, Pa., the son of the
late Howard B. McNatt Sr. and Ruth Kilgore McNatt.
He worked as a maintenance mechanic for Standard Brands in Cheswold
before retiring due to disability.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Staats McNatt; two sons, Clinton and
Edward McNatt, both of Clayton; a daughter, Kathleen McNatt Brand, of Smyrna;
a brother, Steve McNatt, of Florida; two sisters, Ruth Burris, of Clayton,
and Jane Wright, of Kenton; a close friend, Sam Jacobs, of Clayton; and
Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S.
Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors, Inc., 29 South Main St., Smyrna.
Mary Frances Satterfield, 60
GREENSBORO, Md. - Mary Frances Satterfield, of Greensboro, died of natural
causes Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in her home. She was 60.
Mrs. Satterfield was born April 8, 1940, in Queen Anne's County, the
daughter of Ethel Mae Kemp Walls ,of Sudlersville, and the late Charles
She was a housewife.
Mrs. Satterfield attended Sudlersville High School.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 42 years,
John Satterfield Sr.; three daughters, Jo Anne Foy and her husband, William,
of Greensboro, Diane Satterfield of Easton, and Mary Lee Sard and her husband,
Edward, of Felton, Del.; a son, John Satterfield Jr. and his wife, Karen,
of Ridgely; nine grandchildren, William Allen Foy, Becky Foy, James C.
Foy, Emily Sard, Chris Lewis , Dion Pierson, Johnathon Sard, Jay Downes
and Corry Downes; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Katelyn Foy; four
sisters: Ann Satterfield, of Greensboro, Betty Jean Calloway, of Centerville,
Patsy Shields, of Seaford, Del., and Bonnie Lofland, of Sudlersville; a
brother, Wayne Walls of Worton and a host of brothers- and sisters-in-law,
nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home
P.A., 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
Family suggests memorial contributions to: Caroline Hospice Foundation,
P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629.
Barbara C. Webb, 86
WYOMING - Barbara C. Webb, of Wyoming, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in
Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 86.
Mrs. Webb was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Boston, the daughter of the late
Grace M. Hubbard and Charles Field Chipman.
She dedicated her life to her family and the family farm, where she
helped manage the daily duties with her late husband, Milbourne M. Webb
Sr. After her husband's death in 1976, she continued homemaking on the
farm and enjoying life as a mother and grandmother. She loved crafts and
ceramics and, at one time, ran a successful business at her residence called
Farm House Ceramics.
Mrs. Webb's grandchildren were a source of great love and pride, and
she will always be remembered as a special "mom mom."
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
two granddaughters, Deborah Ann Staats and Beverly Webb Gibson.
She is survived by three sons, C. Milbourne Webb Jr., Lawrence Webb
and Tommy Webb, all of Wyoming; two daughters, Blanche "Sis" Satterfield
and Barbara Ann Staats, both of Wyoming; a sister, Frances Crozier of Marydel;
a brother, Ernest Chipman, of Boston; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren,
and two great-great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pippin Funeral Home,
119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Albert
Burton will officiate.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.