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Ginger Kingsley, 70
BETHANY BEACH - Ginger Kingsley of Bethany Beach died of pulmonary fibrosis Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 70.
Mrs. Kingsley recently retired from the Gull House elder day-care after 12 years of service.
She was preceded in death by a son, Tommy, who died in 1988.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas R. Kingsley; two daughters, Mary Kay and Sandy; a son, Bill; and seven grandchildren, Ira, Brian, Lisa, Julie, Stephanie, Christina, and Jennifer. 
A memorial mass will be noon Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Del. 26, in Bethany Beach.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Gull House, 23 Terrace Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Clarksville.

Mary S. Lovell, 84
SEAFORD - Mary S. Lovell of Seaford, formerly of Kutztown, Pa., died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in the Methodist Manor House, Seaford. She was 84.
Mrs. Lovell was born in Middleburg, Pa., the daughter of the late A. Leroy and Eva (Steininger) Stetler.
She was a 1938 graduate of Penn State University.
Mrs. Lovell held various teaching and supervisory position in the Pennsylvania public school system, as well as Kutztown University. She retired in 1977 as a director of preschool special programs for Berks County Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Lovell who died in 1999, and her son. Magruder T. Lovell who died in 1958.
She is survived by three sons, J. Peter of Kings Mountain, N.C., and Stephen S. and Scott M. both of Kutztown, Pa.; a sister, Josephine Saunders of Florida; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Lung Association, 1021 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805.
Arrangements by Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Edith Jeanette McCreary, 70
OCEAN VIEW - Edith Jeanette McCreary of Ocean View completed her inspirational journey through life after a 13-month battle with pancreatic cancer, Friday, Dec. 9, 2000, in her home, while with the company of her beloved family in Ocean View. She was 70.
Mrs. McCreary was born July 26, 1930, in Odessa, the daughter of the late Myrtle and William McConnell. She moved with her family as a child to Wilmington.
She graduated from P.S. DuPont High School in 1948, then married Donald Lee McCreary of Claymont.
Mrs. McCreary worked for Hercules Co. for 10 years, retiring in 1993 from United Electric Supply in New Castle, and after 23 years as a bookkeeper and den mother to her fellow coworkers.
She spent the last seven years of her life in the Ocean View area enjoying the sun, beach, boardwalks, dining, traveling with her friends and family, playing cards and the company of her five grandchildren who called her "Mom Mom".
She volunteered for the South Coastal Library, Lord Baltimore School and the local AARP where she served as an accountant for two years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, who died in 1984; her two sisters, Marion and Helen; and a brother, Billy.
She is survived by a brother, Clarence McConnell of Wilmington; a daughter, Linda McCreary of Wilmington; two sons, Donald Lee McCreary, Jr., of Landenberg, Pa., and Mark McCreary of Ocean View; five grandchildren, Michael, Lisa, Dana, Kelly and Erin; and her faithful golden retriever companion, Rosebud.
Service will be 2 p.m., Friday at Limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington or 2 p.m., Sunday in Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, Del. 26, Ocean View, with a reception following each service in the fellowship hall.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Delaware Hospice, 600 N. DuPont Hwy, Georgetown, 19947, in Jeanette's name.
"Oh, my goodness" EJM. 1930-2000.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home & Crematorium, Clarksville.

George H. Wright Sr., 76
MILFORD - George H. Wright Sr., of Milford died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 76.
Mr. Wright was born July 15, 1924, in New Church, Va.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served during World War II.
He was a retired road construction foreman for James Julian Inc., of Wilmington, where he worked for many years.
He was preceded in death by three younger brothers, Howard, Fletcher and Clarence Wright.
Mr. Wright was a member of American Legion 93, of Pocomoke, Md. for 41 years, a lifetime member of the Norfolk Motorcycle Club for years and a lifelong diehard supporter of the Democratic party.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Anna Wright, a resident of Capitol Healthcare Services of Dover; a son, George H. Wright, Jr. and his wife, Patricia of Seaford; a daughter Terry Anne and her husband, Roger Reed of Milford, with whom he resided.
Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Short Funeral Homes, Laurel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford, with the Rev. Pasqsquale Tremonte officiating.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Blades.
Instead of flowers, family suggests contributions to: American Cancer Society, c/o Research Dept. 92 Readsway, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.
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Carolyn Mae Carney, 57
DOVER - Carolyn Mae Carney of Dover died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 57.
Carolyn was born Feb. 20, 1943 in Dover, the daughter of Sarah E. Sammons and the late Perry W. Sammons Sr.
Mrs. Carney worked for Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna for 30 years, and also part-time for State Cleaning and Maintenance for eight years. She retired due to illness in 1997.
She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and family. She also enjoyed crafting plastic canvas. After her retirement, she loved spending time with her mother.
Mrs. Carney was a lifetime member of Immanuel Union United Methodist Church.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Carney, Jr., who died in January 1974; and her brother, Perry W. Sammons Jr.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her two daughters, Melissa "Missy" C. Carney, Crystal "Sissy" A. Carlisle, and her husband, Bill; and a son, James "Bucky" H. Carney III; two granddaughters, Kristina Nicole and Brittney Mae Carlisle; a special godson, "Jo Jo" Joseph M. Seeney, and his wife, Kathi; a brother, Glendon M. Sammons; two sisters and their husbands, Betty M. and Joseph "Joey" Seeney and Carmella and Wayne Stanton; 10 special nieces and nephews; four great nieces and nephews; and two very special lifetime fiends, Ricky May and Arlena "Pinky" Coker.
Services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Bishops Corner, where friends may call two hours prior to the services.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 309, Cheswold, DE 19936; Delaware Chapter Alzheimers Association, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805; or Delaware Hospice, Central Division, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

Edgar G. Cole, 93
WOODLAWN Md.- Edgar G. Cole of Old Landing Road, Midway, formerly of Woodlawn, died of natural causes Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Lewes Convalescent Center.
The Coles moved in May 1981 to Rehoboth Beach on Old Landing Road, having summered in Rehoboth Beach since 1932.
Mr. Cole worked 32 years for the Western Electric, Point Breeze Works in Baltimore, retiring Dec. 1, 1972, on Old Landing Road.
When transferring from Woodlawn Lions Club, he became a member of Rehoboth Beach Lions Club. He received the Melvin Jones Fellow award for outstanding community service, plus a special award for 50 years of service to the Lions Club in 1998. He was an elder in the Rehoboth Presbyterian Church of Midway.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Neva Hyatt of Glen Burnie, who died Dec. 19, 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary; two sons and their wives, Charles W. and Joan Cole of Jarrettsville and Edgar G. Jr. and Joyce Cole of Randallstown; a daughter and her husband, Lynn and Jake Warrington of Rehoboth Beach; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Service will be noon Tuesday at Parsell Funeral Home and Crematorium, Atkins Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, 2000 Hamilton St., Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

MILTON - George H. Connard of Milton died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in his son's home. He was 68.
Mr. Connard worked for General Foods in Dover for 36 years, retiring in 1997.
He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Milton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Hockenbury Connard, in 1992.
He is survived by two sons, Daivd A. Van Pelt of Milton and Harry J. Van Pelt of Reisterstown, Md.; two daughters, Karen Lindley of Ellenwood, Ga., and Roseann Caraway of Georgetown; and five grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milton.
The family suggests memorial contributions to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803.

Margaret M. Draper, 85
DENTON, Md. - Margaret M. Draper of Denton died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 85.
Mrs. Draper was born in Dorchester County, the daughter of the late George W. Thomas and Bertie Elizabeth Thomas.
Mrs. Draper worked as a seamstress at the Rob Roy Sewing Factory in Ridgely and at the Denton shirt factory.
In recent years, she was a volunteer at the Samaritan House in Denton.
Mrs. Draper was a member of the Denton Church of the Brethren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Draper, on Oct. 26, 1977; a son, Jackie T. Donovan; five sisters, Elizabeth Cannon, Elsie Toomie, Edith McWilliams, Mabel Garvey and Melva Thomas; and four brothers, Jerome Thomas, Carlton Thomas, Hampton Thomas and Rex Thomas.
She is survived by a son, John R. Draper of Denton; four daughters, Delores Cahall of Greenwood, Marie Payne of Federalsburg, Joan VanHorn of Tucson, Ark., and Carolyn Brown of Denton; a sister, Priscilla Hoffman of Hurlock; 15 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Denton Church of the Brethren on Seventh Street.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the: Denton Church of the Brethren, 106 S. Seventh St., Denton, MD 21629.
Arrangements by the Moore Funeral Home, Denton.

Virginia Lee Engerman, 90
DENTON, Md. - Virginia Lee Engerman of Denton died of heart failure Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 90.
Mrs. Engerman was born at Waterloo Farm in Talbot County, the daughter of the late John Baynard Schuyler and Mary Jane Price Schuyler.
She was educated in the Talbot County public schools, and graduated in 1936 from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore.
She owned and operated the Traveler's Rest Motor Lodge in Denton for 15 years.
Mrs. Engerman was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Denton, where she had been a member of the altar guild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Engerman, on Jan. 6, 2000; four brothers; and two sisters.
She is survived by one daughter, Merry Lee Beaven of Easton; two grandsons, Andrew H. Beaven of Preston and Mark N. Beaven of Easton; one granddaughter, Emma Marie Beaven of Easton; and a great-grandson, Benjamin Oven Heaven of Easton.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Christ Episcopal Church on Gay Street in Denton.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 South Second St. in Denton.
Burial will be in Junior Order Cemetery in Preston.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: Christ Episcopal Church, 105 Gay St., Denton, MD 21629.

Robert D. Gum, 86
FRANKFORD - Robert D. Gum of Frankford died of heart failure Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Millsboro Nursing Home, Millsboro. He was 86.
Mr. Gum was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.
He was a lifetime farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis M. Gum Jr. and Carrie Gum; a brother, Francis M. Gum III; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Gum.
He is survived by a brother, Waples W. Gum of Frankford; and several nephews and nieces.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Col. Armwell Long Cemetery, Frankford.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: Frankford Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Frankford.

Robert Henry, 58
GEORGETOWN - Robert Henry of Georgetown died after a long illness Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Bayhealth/ Kent General Hospital. He was 58.
Mr. Henry was the son of the late Carrie E. Purneil Henry and the late Harry W. Henry Sr.
He attended school In the Worcester County, Md., school system.
Mr. Robert worked for Cooper Smith, Inc. as a former comestible, day care and family care provider.
He dedicated much of his life to helping the community at large. He was a 32nd degree Mason at the Rising Sun Lodge at Prince Hall.
Mr. Henry loved recreational fishing and hunting. One of his greatest joys was dressing and preparing foods, especially pigs, and he loved to cook.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret M. Henry; three children, James Taylor-Henry of Millsboro, Leslie M. Taylor-Henry of Seaford and Robyn A. Henry-Pressley; two daughters-in-law, Jennifer Taylor and Patricia Taylor; a close friend to the family, Melvin Lee Jones; five sisters, Sarah L. Copes of Berlin, Md., Virginia L. Kee of Newark, N.J., Julia E. Henry of Berlin, Evenly D. Johnson of Wilmington and Linda Hobbs of Berlin; six brothers, Harry W. Henry of Berlin, Charles T. Henry of Delmar, Md., the Rev, Joseph A. Henry Sr. of Salisbury, Md., William D. Henry of Wilmington, Earl S. Henry of Berlin and Clifton L. Henry, Sr. of Berlin; father-in-law, Marion L. Taylor of Georgetown; seven sisters-in-law; eight brothers-in-law; three god-daughters; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren, very special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Terry McGee; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dickerson Chapel, U.S. 113, Millsboro, with the Rev. Hayward Henry officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Mt, Zion Cemetery, Georgetown.

Louise Koziski, 70
CAMDEN - Louise Koziski of Camden died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in Christiana Hospital of Christiana Care, Newark. She was 70.
Mrs. Koziski was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Elyria, Ohio, the daughter of the late Louise Doud and Frank C. Doud Sr.
She graduated from Caesar Rodney High School, Camden, in the class of 1939.
Mrs. Koziski worked short periods for Henry Ridgely Law Office, Dover, and the Camden Post Office. She took her formal retirement from Playtex of Dover, with 23 years of service, in 1982.
After retirement, Mrs. Koziski enjoyed life as a homemaker, and was an avid bridge player and a member of the local bridge club.
Mrs. Koziski was a charter member of the Camden-Wyoming Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Frances McQuown, in 1986.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Michael D. Koziski; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Hannah Koziski; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Tom Norwood of Milford; two brothers, Frank Doud of Chicago and Jack J. Conway Jr. of Coconut, Fla.; a sister, Dorothea Gray of Wyoming; three grandchildren, Kimberly Norwood of Milford and Miles Norwood and Michelle Warren, both of Milton; three great-randchildren, Tyler Norwood of Milford and Brock Layton and Haley Norwood, both of Milton.
Service will be noon Thursday at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friend may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Frank O. Sutton will officiate.
Burial be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: Camden-Wyoming Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 186, Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934.

Helen Kenon Pickett, 80
MILLSBORO - Helen Kenon Pickett of Millsboro died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 80.
Mrs. Pickett was born in Wallace, N.C., the daughter of the late Hardy and Sally Bryant Kenon.
She was a member of the Millsboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Millsboro.
She is survived by two sons, James D. Pickett of Philadelphia and Andrew Pickett of Bolingbrook, Ill.; two daughters, Jeanette Pickett Jack and Margaret Pickett Hall, both of Millsboro; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 5 p.m. Thursday at Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, Cordrey Road, Millsboro.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

Robert J. Ridgeway Sr., 64
GEORGETOWN - Robert J. Ridgeway of Georgetown died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in his home. He was 64. 
Mr. Ridgeway retired in 1975 at the rank of master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service as a flight engineer. He also was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was the recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses.
Mr. Ridgeway was a member of the American Legion Fox Post Dover and the Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge.
He is survived by his Wife, Barbara A. Ridgeway of Georgetown; two sons, Robert J. Ridgeway Jr. of Magnolia and Ronald E. Ridgeway of Portsmouth, Va.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will 2 p.m. Thursday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium-Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 North Bedford St., Georgetown, with the Rev. Richard Blades officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial wall be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Instead of flowers, the damily suggests contributions to: Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Margaret Louise Wilkinson, 73
SMYRNA - Margaret Louise Wilkinson of Smyrna died of heart failure Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 73.
Mrs. Wilkinson was born in Millington, Md., the daughter of the late Hyland and Lottie Semans.
She worked for the Delaware Home of the Chronically Ill in the laundry department for 30 years, retiring in 1991.
Mrs. Wilkinson enjoyed reading, working word puzzles and playing bingo.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Franklin Wilkinson Jr., in 1970; three sisters, Elizabeth Manning, Caddie Dixon and Mary Heverin; and a brother, Edward Semans.
She is survived by a son, James Edward Wilkinson of Leipsic; three daughters, Marlene "Renee" F. Lowman of Smyrna, Margaret "Peggy" Truitt of Felton and Connie Gearhart of Dover; two sisters, Helen Johnston of Millington and Ruth Snow of Smyrna; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W, Cypress St., Millington, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Millington.


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