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Katherine 'Kitty' Anthony Clements, 84

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Katherine "Kitty" Anthony Clements of Chestertown died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in the Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chestertown. She was 84.

Mrs. Clements was born April 1, 1916, in Kingstown, Md. the daughter of the late E. Rumsey and Rebecca Rigley Anthony.

In 1950, she and her family moved to Puerto Rico for a period of time, returning to Chestertown in 1967.

She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, collecting antiques and refinishing furniture from time to time.

Throughout her life, Mrs. Clements was known for her many hours spent volunteering her time to several organizations across Kent and Queen Anne's County. This time was donated to the Kent Hospice, where in 1998 she received "Volunteer of the Year." She was involved for many, many years in the Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital Auxiliary, where she held the office of president as well as several other offices. She was a part of the Washington College Women's League since its inception in 1951, the Kent Conservation, the American Heart Association, and the Kent Museum. She was also a member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club and the 1st United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Alday M. Clements of Chestertown; two sons, Anthony M. Clements of Reisterstown and Christopher B. Clements of Buena Vista, Colo.; a daughter, Kittemeria Laroux Runde of Chestertown, Md.; two brothers, Louis B. Anthony of Chestertown and Richard Anthony of Fairlee; a sister, Patricia A. Blake of Towson; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the 1st United Methodist Church in Chestertown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions can be sent to: The Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, 100 Brown St. Chestertown, MD 21620 or the Kent Hospice Foundation, 118A South Lynchburg St. Chestertown, MD 21620.

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

Otis Sewell Conaway III, 56

DELANCO, N.Y. - Otis Sewell Conaway III of Delanco died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in East Orange Veteran's Hospital in East Orange, N.J. He was 56.

Mr. Conaway was born July 9, 1944, in Cambridge, Md., the son of the late Otis S. Conaway, Jr. and May Addline Conaway.

He attended public schools in Dorchester County. After graduating from Maces Lane High School.

He served in the U.S. Army for four years.

He than worked various jobs as a tractor trailer driver before moving to New Jersey where he worked at Ling Trucking Inc. as a tractor trailer driver until he passed.

While residing in Vienna, Md., he meet and joined in Holy Matrimony with Lorraine Elizabeth Waller and from this union a daughter and son were born.

Mr. Conaway was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna before he moved to New Jersey and became a baptized member of St. John's Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph V. Jackson, and a sister, Georgia Stanley.

He is survived by a son, Otis S. Conaway IV of Randallstown, Md., a daughter, Kelley M. Conaway, of Bladensburg, Md.; three stepsons, Andre D. Waller of Cambridge, Tony L. Wallet of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Henry M. Waller of Bowie, Md.; a stepdaughter, Trudy R. Waller, of Vienna, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Veronica D. Conaway of Baltimore, Md.; two step daughter-in-laws, Stephany Waller of Cambridge, Lecia B. Waller of Bowie, Md.; a brother, Reginald L. Conaway of Hurlock, Md.; four sisters, Williemina Rideout, Lois Jones, Catherine Pennington of Vienna, Md., Mabel Lewis of Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Deborah Conaway of Hurlock, Md.; three brother- in-laws, Jennis, Rideout and Johnny Pennington, both of Vienna and Sander Lee Lewis of Philadelphia; 10 grandchildren, five aunts, three uncles and a host nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at John Wesley UM Church, Vienna.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at John Wesley U.M. Church, Vienna.

Burial will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Beulah.

Arrangement by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Hurlock.

Donald A. Durham, 84

SUMERDUCK, Va. - Donald A. Durham of Sumerduck, and formerly of Dover, Del., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg. He was 84,

Mr. Durham was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Battle Creek, Mich., the son of the late William and Marella Seeney Durham.

He worked as a truck driver for Hall Motor Transit of Harrisburg, Pa. for 20 years before retiring.

He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

While Mr. Durham was in the Dover area, he enjoyed attending the local 7th Day Adventist Churches and Senior Centers, especially Mamie A. Warren Senior Center near Clayton, Del.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Alger Durham, in 1988.

He is survived by his daughter, Judith M. Wenck of Price, Md.; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a great great grandson.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main St. in Smyrna, Del., where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Lillian V. Coxen-Green, 92

LINCOLN - Lillian V. Coxen-Green of Lincoln died of natural causes Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 92.

Mrs. Coxen-Green was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Cordova, Md., the daughter of the late Walter Coxen and Annie Green.

She received her education in the Easton School System.

Mrs. Coxen-Green was a member of the St. Daniels United Methodist Church in Chester, Pa. for over 50 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raubie M. Green, in 1979.

She is survived by a son, Arnold L. Pierce of Riverdale, Ga.; and a grandson, whom she lived with and cared for her, Harry O. Coxen Jr.

Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Daniels United Methodist Church, 4th and Edwards Streets in Chester, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Feltonville, Pa.

Arrangements by W.M James Leake Funeral Home, Chester.

Ronald C. Lynch, 85

MILLSBORO - Ronald C. Lynch, of Millsboro died of cancer on Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in his home.

Mr. Lynch was born in Lewes, the son of the late James and Jennie Lynch.

He was a retired sheet metal worker and guitarist.

He loved music and started playing the guitar at age 5. Later played backup music for Wanda Jackson and Reno and Smiley's Bluegrass Band and enjoyed playing for charities, music festivals and for the enjoyment of others. Mr. Lynch was a member of the improved order of Redmans in Georgetown and Blackwater Fellowship Church, Frankford.

He was preceded by his wife, Dorothy in 1994 and two sons, Ronald Jr. and Wayne.

He is survived by a son, Richard Lynch of Essex, England; two daughters, Nancy Carey of Millsboro and Sharon McClain of Willards, Md.; a sister, Charlotte Hawkins of Selbyville; two brothers, Mason Lynch of Folcroft, Pa., and Arthur Lynch of Selbyville; 11 grandchildren, five step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in the Roxana Cemetery, Roxana.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Blackwater Fellowship Church. Frankford.

M. Frances Robinson

ROSELLE - M. Frances Robinson of Roselle died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001.

Mrs. Robinson was born in Wilmington, the daughter of the late Richard and Esther Jane Nowland.

She was a charter member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine, Osiris Court 69 and served as High Priestess in 1959-1960. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Five Points Chapter 13, Newport and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, T. Garrett Robinson, Sr. in 1996 and a sister, Margaret Kilduff.

She is survived by a son, T. Garrett Robinson Jr. and his wife, Mary of Wilmington; a daughter, Jeanne R. Oney and her husband, Byron of Andrewsville; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Friends may call at the McCrery Memorial Chapel, Kirkwood Highway, (Rt. 2 east) and Duncan Road on Friday eve from 7-9 p.m. with The Ladies Oriental Shrine service at 7:30 p.m.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, preceded by Eastern Star Services.

Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the suggests contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Nur Temple, 198 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720.

John E. Pierce, 69

OCEAN VIEW - John E. Pierce of Ocean View died of cancer Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 69.

Mr. Pierce was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Kathryn Pierce of Pennsylvania and the late John Pierce.

He was a retired equipment adjuster for Scott Paper Co. in Philadelphia, with over 30 years of service.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathleen I. Pierce; two sons, Dennis of Dagsboro and David of Middletown; a daughter, Jackie Afifi of Philadelphia; a stepson, Allen Raab of Virginia; two stepdaughters, Kathy Hall of Baltimore and Kelly Raab of Ocean View; four brothers, Morris, Edward, Charles and Thomas; three sisters, Rosemary, Norma and Frances; and eight grandchildren, Robert, Harry, David, Brittany, Marina, Savanna, Seairra and Kate.

Service will be private.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Tunnell Cancer Center, Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View.

Jeffrey Dwight Shaffer, 40

GREENSBORO, Md. - Jeffrey Dwight Shaffer of Greensboro died of complications of adenocarcinoma Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in his home. He was 40.

Mr. Shaffer was born March 16, 1960, in Milford, the son of George and Ennis Shaffer.

He was employed by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 5555, as a welder, fabricator and mechanic. He traveled and worked throughout much of the east coast, building and repairing tanks. He worked several times in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, welding and repairing fishing vessels from around the world.

He married Patti Cherry Shaffer on July 15, 1995.

He loved motorcycle dirt drag racing and was a past East Coast Dirt Drag Racing Champion. He had his own motorcycle repair business for several years outside of Greensboro, J & S Performance Cycle and Machine. A self-taught machinist, he could produce obsolete motorcycle parts and was the master Harley Davidson mechanic of all the land. An outdoorsman, Jeff loved hunting, fishing, camping end hiking. He was a jokester and made friends wherever he went.

He was a member of the National Transient Lodge, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local 5555.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he is survived by two step-sons, John Bronson Bishop and Cody Abram Bishop, both of Greensboro; two brothers and their wives, Harold and Linda Shaffer of Tallahassee, Fla., and John and Kathy Shaffer of Greensboro; a sister and her husband, Marley and Pastor Chan Hubbard of Greensboro; five nieces and nephews, James B. Simmons Jr., Charles D Shaffer, John Shaffer Jr., Heather Zawahry, and Wade Myers and a grand niece and two grand nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Greensboro Baptist Church, Greensboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery Greensboro.

Family suggests memorial contributions to the Greensboro Baptist Church, Building Fund P.O. Box 66 Greensboro, MD 21639.

Arrangement by Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro.

Allen Lovett South, 70

MILTON - Allen Lovett South of Milton, formerly of Cochranville, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 70.

Mr. South received his Bachelors in Economics from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., and had served for 10 years on the school board for the Unionville/Chadsford, Pa., school system.

He was an Air Force veteran.

Mr. South had held several managerial positions within the textile fibers department of the DuPont Co. for the 35 years retiring in 1990.

He and his wife moved permanently to Sussex County in 1998.

He was an avid fisherman.

Mr. South was a member of the American Legion Post 28.

He is survived by his wife of 49 year, Joan Carol South; two sons, Allen L. South Jr. of Darlington, Pa., and Stephen Cosby South of Downingtown, Pa.; a daughter, Deborah Kay South of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Dorothy South of Beaver, Pa.; a brother, Richard South of Darlington; a grandson, Christopher D. Ard of Slippery Rock, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Sarah Ann Jopchack of Darlington.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel 1449, Kings Highway, Lewes.

Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery South, Georgetown.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Mary R. Staats, 92

SMYRNA - Mary R. Staats of Smyrna died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in her home. She was 92.

Mrs. Staats was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Cheswold, the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Jones Robinson.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A. Ford Staats, in 1971.

She is survived by a son, Herman H. Staats of Millsboro; a daughter, whom she lived with, Mary Ann McNatt of Smyrna; a brother, Frank Robinson of Rehoboth Beach; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St. in Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.

Lula Mae Thompson, 89

CAMBRIDGE - Lula Mae Thompson of Cambridge, and formerly of Harrington, Del., died of natural causes Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001 in the Manor Care Center, Towson. She was 89.

Miss Thompson worked for years as a laborer at the Clayton Crab House in Cambridge.

She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, in Cambridge, where she served faithfully as a trustee, an usher, and a member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Elks Lodge 224, and the Daughters of the I.B.P.O.E. of West Cambridge.

She is survived by a son and his wife, Louis Edward and Judy Ann Benson Sr. of Baltimore; four grandchildren, Louis Jr., Angela, Kelly, and Tracey; four great-grandchildren, Marcus, Brittney, Dominic, and Ciara; her special cousins, Alex and Delbert E. Benson; and a god-daughter, Rita Cain.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the John Wesley Church, 840 Milford Neck Road in Milford, Del., where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in the John Wesley Cemetery.

Arrangements by Deborah E. Harris-Nock Funeral Services, Bridgeville, Del.

Ida Warren, 92

CORONA, N.Y. - Ida Warren of Corona died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in her home. She was 92.

Ms. Warren was born May 5, 1908, in Marydel, Del., the daughter of the late Lear Warren.

She left Delaware when she was 16-years-old and went to New York to live and was there until her death.

Ms. Warren gave her life to the Lord in the month of February 2000, under the leadership of the late Rev. Herlene Humbert of the Church of God in Christ.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Alina Sudler, Letha Saulsbury, Pearl Warren and Elva Wisher; two brothers, Raymond Warren, Joshua Gibbs.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ethel Warren of Dover; two nieces, Bernice Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., and Gloria Cooper of Camden; four nephews, John Saulsbury of Oklahoma, William Saulsbury of Dover, Melvin Saulsbury of South Carolina and Bernard Saulsbury of Rochester and a host of great nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Service will be noon Friday at Emmanuel Pentecostal Church of God, Center Street, Camden, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home.

Alice M. Eveland, 88

RIDGELY, Md. - Alice M. Eveland of Ridgely died Thursday. Jan. 18, 2001, in Memorial Hospital, Easton. She was 88.

Mrs. Eveland was born in Ridgely, the daughter of the late Raymond C. Wood and Elizabeth Lawless Wood.

She had lived in Ridgely all her life.

She was a graduate of Ridgely High School.

Mrs. Eveland was member of St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church in Ridgely.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Eveland, on June 20, 1993; a daughter, Betty Eveland; a sister, Mary E. Greaves and two brothers, Raymond C. Wood Jr. and Stephen M. Wood.

She is survived by a son, William P. Eveland of Ridgely; a sister, Teresa R. Wood of Ridgely; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St. in Denton where a Rosary will be said at 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church, Central Avenue, Ridgely.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, near Greensboro.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church. P.O. Box 459, Ridgely, MD 21660 or to St. Martin's Barn, 14376 Benedict Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home. P.A., in Denton.

Arturo L. Bassols, 68

FELTON - Arturo L. Bassols of Felton died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Life Care at Lofland Park, Seaford. He was 68.

Mr. Bassols was a featured artist of the American House Gallery in the 1960s and at many area and national art shows. He was an art teacher for the Milford School District, and then, for 28 years, was an art instructor at Delaware State University (Delaware State College until 1994) until retiring in 1999. He participated in the Quincentenary Tour of Latin Contemporary Art in 1992-1993.

He is survived by four daughters, Ceila Peterson of Washington, D.C., Barbara Leidy of Rehoboth Beach, Cristina Palmer of Milton and Evlyn Spiezio of Dover; six grandchildren, whom he dearly loved, Elyse, Michelle, Danielle, Shaun, Rachel and Annie; and a devoted and faithful companion, his dog Pepper.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Henlopen Park, Milton.

The family suggests memorial contributions to: The Arturo Bassols Art Education Scholarship Fund, c/o Delaware State University, North Du Pont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Ralph M. Bickling Sr., 85

WILMINGTON - Ralph M. Bickling Sr. of Wilmington, and formerly of Millsboro, died of natural causes Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Manor Care Pike Creek, Wilmington. He was 85.

Mr. Bickling was born Nov. 20, 1915, in Henderson, N.C., son of the late Louis Carroll and Clara Blanche Diggins Bickling.

He was employed by Mannington Mills in Salem, N.J., as an assistant plant manager, retiring in 1979.

Mr. Bickling was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Chester, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Bickling, Oct. 22, 1988; and all his brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Bickling; two sons, Ralph Bickling Jr. of Newark and Carl Bickling of Claymont; a stepdaughter, Janet Kaas of Pottstown, Pa.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home P.A., 106 W. Sunset Ave., Greensboro, Md.

Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.

Stephen 'Murph' De Cubellis, 83

CENTREVILLE - Stephen "Murph" De Cubellis of Centreville died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in Memorial Hospital, Easton. He was 83.

Mr. De Cubellis was born in Providence, R.I., Sept. 11, 1917, the son of the late Antonio and Andelina Perotti DeCubellis.

He attended George West Junior High School and the Blessed Sacrament where he played baseball.

In 1939, he was signed by the Boston Red Sox for their Farm League and assigned to Centreville and played in the Eastern Shore Baseball League. In 1941 he was sold to the Baltimore Orioles.

On Oct. 11, 1942, he married the former Helen Benton.

Mr. DeCubellis then served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. On the Island of Saipan, he was wounded and received the Purple Heart.

After the war, he returned home to play with the Baltimore Orioles, but was unable to fulfill his major league contract due to his war injuries.

Residing in Centreville, he began working with the Centreville Town Utilities and later worked for the Centreville Postal Office where he retired after 30 years.

He was a member of the Survivors Club 4th Division, U.S. Marines, The Methodist Men, The American Legion Jeff Davis Post in Centreville, The Centreville Town Council, was a volunteer for the Centreville Ambulance and ran the Centreville Little League.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stephen DeCubellis of Lakeland, Fla.; a daughter, Helen Derwin of Eldersburg: two sisters, Mary Gormley and Margaret Kirkwood; five grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Memorial service will be noon Tuesday at the Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville.

Family suggests memorial contributions to the Goodwill Fire Co., c/o Ambulance Fund, 212 Broadway Centreville, MD 21617

Fern E. Mackey, 67

REHOBOTH BEACH - Fern E. Mackey of Rehoboth Beach died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in her home. She was 67.

Mrs. Mackey was born in Kennett Square, Pa.

She loved the beach.

Mrs. Mackey was a member of the Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Cochranville, Pa.

She is survived her husband of 48 years, James S. Mackey; three daughters, LeAnne Pugliese of West Grove, Pa., Gail M. Bridgham of Isle of Palsm, S.C., and Joyce M. Holton of Landenberg, Pa.; a son, Raymond J. Mackey of West Grove; a brother, Kenneth Barber of Kennett Square; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church, Cochranville, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: Faggs Manor Presbyterian Church, 505 Street Road, Cochranville, PA 19330.

Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.

Harold S. Marriott

GREEN ACRES, Fla. - Harold S. Marriott of Green Acres died of natural causes Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in his home.

Mr. Marriott was a resident of Tenants Harbor, Maine; Haddonfield, N.J., Dover, Del.; and, most recently, Green Acres.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Marriott was a commercial fisherman, a professional driver and a businessman in Dover. The majority of his professional career was spent as the manager of the Caravan Motel in Dover, the position from which he retired in 1983.

During his 40 years in Dover, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club, and he participated in numerous civic activities. He also was a Mason and was the Past Commander of Kinney-Melquist Post 34 of the American Legion in Tenants Harbor.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Davis Marriott of Green Acres; a son, Harold S. Marriott II of Fairfax Station, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Laura Wallace Marriott, also of Fairfax Station; and two grandchildren, Ian Marriott, 7, and Dr. Robert J. Marriott, a surgeon in St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City; a sister, Margaret Watts, of Gorham, Maine; and two stepchildren, Scott Mills of Tequesta, Fla., and Judith Atwood of Rockland, Maine.

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to: Hospice Center (Green Team), 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Elizabeth 'Libby' Mitchell, 70

GEORGETOWN - Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell of Georgetown died in her sleep Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, with her extended family around her. She was 70.

Mrs. Mitchell was born in Milford, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Emma J. Chambers Carpenter.

She was a secretary for Swift & Co. in Georgetown for 22 years until 1977. She then was a secretary for Lorne LeMieux in Milford for 10 years.

Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Milton Wesleyan Church in Milton, and was a staunch supporter of the Georgetown and Millsboro Little Leagues and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton E. Mitchell, in 1988.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Bob Smith of Georgetown; three grandchildren, Rob Smith and Chris Smith of Millsboro and Lori Bishop of Greensboro, Md.; two sisters, Mary Southwick and Ethel Donaldson, both of Wilmington; and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Inman officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions to: American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th St., Wilmington, DE 19801.

Gordon 'Gordy' Sells, 37

SALISBURY, Md. - Gordon "Gordy" Sells of Salisbury died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001. He was 37.

Mr. Sells was born Dec. 30, 1963, in Marydel, Del., the son of Gladys Sells and the late Jacob Sells.

He received his formal education at Caesar Rodney Senior High School and Kent Vo-Tech, the predecessor of Polytech.

After graduation in 1981, he became active in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where he served at Dover Air Force Base and attained the rank of staff sergeant.

Mr. Sells was employed at Filtronic Comtek in Salisbury as a product engineer.

He was an outgoing, friendly person who loved his family very much and had a remarkable personality. No one was ever a stranger to him. He was best known for his excellent volleyball skills and played with numerous teams and leagues throughout the area. His other hobbies were fishing and being a handyman. He used his handyman skills to help the community, without a charge, as well as around his home. The finished product was always of great quality.

Mr. Sells joined Freedman's Methodist Church in Tyaskin, and often used his skills towards building, plumbing and electrical needs, or whatever needed repairing.

He is survived by his wife, Barthine Sells of Tyaskin; four children, Chakira Sells and Brandon Sells, both of Tyaskin, Airealle Sells of Princess Anne and Staff Sgt. Daryl Everett, stationed in North Carolina; his mother, Gladys Sells of Marydel, Del.; seven brothers, James Sells and Medford Taylor, both of Dover, Del., and Robert Sells, Raymond Sells, William Sells, Leroy and Sells Kevin Sells, all of Marydel; four sisters, Doris Reddick of Augusta, Ga., Connie Sells of Abilene, Texas, and Sidney Sells and Cynthia Sells, both of Dover; three sisters-in-law, Pauline Sells of Dover, Lisa Sells of Patchogue, N.Y., and Rosanne Sells of Marydel; a brother-in-law, Johnathon Riddick of Augusta; three aunts, Violet Thompson of Setuaket, N.Y., and Florence Woodhul and Louise Sells, both of Coram, N.Y.; two uncles, William Chase of Woodside, Del., and Wilbert Chase of Dover; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Service will be noon Saturday at Delmarva Evangelistic Church on Gordy Road and Hudson Drive in Salisbury, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.

Burial will be Monday in Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Salisbury.

Sarah B. Taylor, 70

MILLSBORO - Sarah B. Taylor of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 70.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Millsboro, daughter of the late Elmer and Carrie Abbott Bethards.

She worked in childcare at the Millsboro Day Care Center and the Georgetown Day Care Center for 20 years, retiring in 1996.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church in Millsboro, where she was the pianist and organist for the senior choir, the Little Wonders choir and the male chorus. She also was a member of the Edna Burton Missionary Society and the Laymen's Organization and a director of the Young People's Department for 10 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Priscilla Taylor Snell, in 1998.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Linwood Taylor; three sons, Dwight Taylor of Millsboro, Bruce Taylor of Georgetown and Robert Taylor of Philadelphia; nine daughters, Jennie Santiago, Pamela Taylor, Catherine Taylor, Wanda Taylor, Bertha Taylor, Sebrena Taylor and Gail Simms, all of Millsboro, Shirley Taylor Conaway of Harrington and Linda Perry of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Frances Vann of Dover; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church, Du Pont Boulevard, Millsboro, where friends also may call one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Old Field Cemetery, Millsboro.

Marjorie Short Warr, 68

HAMPTON, Va. - Marjorie Short Warr of Hampton died after a long illness, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Riverside Regional Medical Center. She was 68.

Mrs. Warr, a native of Bowers Beach, Del., was a Hampton resident since 1969.

She loved to garden and play bridge, and was an avid Beanie Baby collector.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth DeVane; and her parents, William J. and Mary Esther Short.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Wesley M. Warr; a daughter, Lynn Warr Prtorich of Franklin, N.J.; three sons, Ralph Taylor of Logan, Ohio, William Rodney Taylor of Smithfield and Wesley McCauley Warr II of Newport News; three sisters; Barbara Ann Spangler, Fay Dean and Mary Esther Brown, all of Dover, Del.; three brothers; John W. Short of Middletown, Del., and Charles W. Short and Wayne Short, both of Dover; 13 grandchildren; and 1 great-granddaughter.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica, Del.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: American Cancer Society, 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News, VA, 23606.

Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford, Del.

William G. Sinnamon, 58

MILLVILLE - William G. Sinnamon of Millville, died of cancer Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in his home. He was 58.

Mr. Sinnamon was born in Salisbury, Md. the son of the late William George Sinnamon and Sarah Lynch Sinnamon.

He graduated in 1960 from Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin and graduated Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1965.

Mr. Sinnamon served with the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War.

He was a former Standardbred horseowner and trainer and a Funeral Director with Melson Funeral

Services for several years.

Mr. Sinnamon was a member of the Horseman's Association and U.S. Trotting Association.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Layfield Sinnamon, two daughters, Michele And Jenna; two sisters, Hazel A. Williams of Berlin and Mildred Ann Humphreys of Ocean City, Md.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Berlin, Md.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to either the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, P.O. Box 763, Freehold, N.J. 07728 or charity of choice.

Victoria Louise Livingood, 58

MILFORD - Victoria Louise Livingood of Milford died after a long battle with cancer Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in her home. She was 58.

Mrs. Livingood was born in Latrobe, Pa., the daughter of the late Owen Lester and Emily (Moser) Helfferich.

She was a 1964 graduate of West Virginia University where she received a BA in music education.

As an accomplished musician, she was the organist for the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford for the past 19 years before becoming disabled in November, 2000. She was a piano teacher at the Delaware Music School in Milford, and also taught privately.

She enjoyed being a waitress at the Little Greek Boys restaurant in Lewes.

Mrs. Livingood was a member of the Reformation Lutheran Church and the Preceptor Alpha Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

She is survived by a daughter, Dana Lynn Livingood Bergman of Montgomery Village, Md.; two sons, David T. Livingood of Kent, Wash. and Scott A. Livingood of Dover; a brother, Barry Helfferich of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Bonnie Bigo of Latrobe, Pa., and Cheryl Taylor of Louisville, Miss.; and two grandchildren, Reyna and Shun Livingood.

Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Reformation Lutheran Church, 613 Lakeview Ave., Milford.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Reformation Lutheran Church Memorial Garden Fund, 613 Lakeview Ave., Milford, DE 19963.

Arrangements by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford

Mary Louise Selick, 67

DOVER - Mary Louise Selick of Dover died as the result of a heart attack Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. She was 67.

Mrs. Selick was born in Johnstown, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Torina

Mrs. Selick graduated from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Johnstown, Pa. and had later received her BS in Nursing from Wilmington College.

She retired from Capital School District where she served at the Central Middle School and at the time of her death she was serving part-time at the Elizabeth W. Murphy School located in Dover. In addition, she had also served on the Child Placement Review Board, a position appointed by the governor, prior to her retirement.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Selich, in 1985.

She is survived by two daughters, Kate Selich of Glen Ridge, N.J. and Amy Selich-Basualdo of San Diego, Ca.; two sisters, Ann Sherbine of Johnstown, Pa. and Jo Arlene Klanchar of Johnstown, Pa.; and a grandson, Alexander J. Basualdo of San Diego, Calif.

Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso 1175 S. State St. Dover. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Catholic Church Dover.

Burial will be in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.

The family suggests contributions to the Elizabeth W. Murphey School Scholarship Fund 42 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.


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