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George H. Connard, 68
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, David 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. Thursday 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, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803.

Helen Doud Koziski, 78
CAMDEN - Helen Doud Koziski of Camden died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in Christiana Hospital of Christiana Care, Newark. She was 78.
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.

Wilma J. Bader, 54
NEWARK - Wilma J. Bader of Newark died of emphysema Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, in Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 54.
Mrs. Bader was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia J. Skipper of Easton, Md., and Virginia Stadler; four siblings, Pat Tucker of Harrington, Albert Evens of Magnolia, James Evens of Milford and Margaret Kemp of Seaford; and six grandchildren, Jaren, Morgan, Vincent, Darian, Christina and Katelyn.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Leonard J. Chojnacki, 85
SEAFORD - Leonard J. Chojnacki of Seaford died of congestive heart failure Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Life Care at Lofland Park, Seaford. He was 85.
Mr. Chojnacki lived in Newark, N.J., most of his life.
He worked for Adley Trucking Co. in New Jersey for more than 30 years.
He was a avid fisherman and loved bowling.
Mr. Chojnacki was a member of Teamster Local 478 and 560.
He is survived by two half-sisters, Mary Manco of Belmar, N.J., and Julie Gallagher of Kearny, N.J.
Service will be 11 a.m. today at Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.

Wanda Purnell Corbin, 45
SELBYVILLE - Wanda Purnell Corbin of Selbyville died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. She was 45.
Mrs. Corbin was born in Selbyville, the daughter of Hilda Handy Purnell and the late Glenmore Purnell.
She was a graduate of Indian River High School and attended Delaware Technical and Community College. Mrs. Corbin was employed as a nurse's assistant at Riverwalk Manor in Salisbury, Md., for 18 years and was also employed with Peninsula Regional Medical Center for a short time.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Fassett, and a brother, Michael Purnell.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Robert Corbin of Selbyville; two sisters, Denise Purnell of Selbyville and Virginia Briddell of Berlin, Md.; three nieces; four nephews; and several aunts and uncles.
Service will be 1 p.m. today at Zoar United Methodist Church in Selbyville, where friends may call one-hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Golden Acres Cemetery, Selbyville.
Arrangement by Jolley Memorial Chapel in. Salisbury.

William G. Gorlich, 87
LAUREL - William G. Gorlich of Laurel died of Parkinson's Disease Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Country Rest Home, Greenwood. He was 87.
Mr. Gorlich was an electrician at Philadelphia Naval Base for 30 years, retiring in 1970.
He was a member of the Calvary U.M. Church and the Milford Senior Center Bowling League.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Warren, in 1988.
He is survived by a daughter, Deanna Munyon of Pottstown, Pa.; a son, James W. Gorlich of Laurel; a brother, Julius Gorlich Jr. of Georgetown; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 NW Front St., Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Family suggest contributions to: Country Rest Home, RD 2, Box 25, Greenwood, DE 19950.

The Rev. Kenneth Hayward Greene Sr., 60
BALTIMORE - The Rev. Kenneth Hayward Greene Sr. of Baltimore, formerly of Dover, Del., died suddenly as the result of a heart attack Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Northwest Regional Hospital, Randallstown. He was 60.
The Rev. Greene was born April 10, 1940, in Greenville, N.C., the son of Allie Greene of Greenville and Rev. W. Hayward Greene of Dover.
He attended local schools in Greenville and graduated from the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore (Princess Anne) in 1962. He received a bachelor of divinity degree from Crozer Seminary in Chester, Pa., in 1967 and a master of divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y., in 1968. New York Theological Seminary awarded him an earned doctorate of divinity degree in 1987.
The Rev. Greene was the pastor of A.P. Shaw United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. His wife, the Rev. Sandra Greene, is pastor of Congress Heights United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.
His appointments included: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, 1964-68; Chestertown United Methodist Church, Chestertown, 1968-70; John Wesley United Methodist Church, Glen Burnie, 1970-75; Christ United Methodist Church, Baltimore, 1975-85; Asbury United Methodist Church, Annapolis, 1985-89; Lincoln Park United Methodist Church (Capitol Hill), Washington, D.C., 1989-98; A.P. Shaw United Methodist Church (Anacostia) Washington, D.C., 1998-present.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Kenneth H. Greene Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Kia Marie Greene of Baltimore; two brothers, Charles Greene, of Dover and James Greene of Fort Washington; five nieces; and three nephews.
Friends may call 2-8 p.m. today at the Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home, 2140 N. Fulton Ave., Baltimore. A wake will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday at. A.P. Shaw UMC, 2525 12th Place, S.E., Washington.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Epworth Chapel UMC, 3317 St. Luke's Lane, Baltimore.

Cmdr. Perry Hall, USN retired, 81
MONROVIA, Md. - Cmdr. Perry Hall, USN retired of Monrovia, and formerly of Milford, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, in Frederick Health Care Center, Frederick. He was 81.
Cmdr. Hall was born Oct. 17, 1919, in Morrisville, Pa., the son of the late Alvah and Lillie Perry Hall.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1937 and served on the USS Henderson, Pennsylvania and Norfolk before entering the U.S. Naval Academy in 1939. Upon graduation from the USNA in 1942, he joined the crew of the USS Sterett and participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal, earning a Presidential Unit Citation with a Bronze Star. He entered Sub School in 1943 and served on the following submarines: USS 0-6, Chopper, Sea Devil, Caiman and Spikefish.
In 1952, Lt. Cmdr. Hall became captain of the USS Bang, and in 1960 he graduated from George Washington University with an MBA in the Navy Controllership program. Upon his retirement in 1962, he was serving in the Office of Navy Comptroller. He entered the private sector in suburban Washington, D.C., and retired to Milford in 1986.
Cmdr. Hall served in a number of lay roles in the Catholic Church, in addition to coaching numerous youth sport teams. He was also a son of the American Revolution and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Daniel Hall and Eileen Hall; and a grandson, John Hall.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Florence Patricia Donovan Hall; five sons, John Hall, and his wife, Sophie, Bob Hall, and his wife, Barbara, Mike Hall, and his wife, Laurie, Chris Hall and Jim Hall, and his wife, Barbara; three daughters and their husbands, Pat and Bob Billimac, Anne and Mark Gallagher and Kathy and Aldo Calvi; a daughter-in-law, Julie Hall; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, near the U.S. Naval Academy. Father Patrick Flynn will officiate.
Burial will be in the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium.
Family suggests contributions in his memory to: the Alzheimer's Foundation, 330 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218.
Arrangements by Stauffer Funeral Home, Mount Airy.

Judith T. Hamilton, 79
POT NETS - Judith T. Hamilton of Pot Nets died of heart failure Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 79.
Mrs. Hamilton was born Sept. 25, 1921, in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Stanley and Lena Thomas.
She was a retired cafeteria worker for the Claymont School District.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Malcolm C. Hamilton; a daughter and husband, Patricia and George Davies of West Grove, Pa.; a brother, Gordon Thomas of Claymont; and a sister, Frances Walz of Long Neck.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, near Summit.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions to: Alzheimer's Association of Delaware, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

Sarah 'Cathy' Jefferson, 76
DOVER - Sarah "Cathy" Jefferson of Dover died of natural causes Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 76.
Mrs. Jefferson was born May 6, 1924, in Whiteville, Va., the daughter of the late Frank White and Sarah Mitchell.
She worked for General Foods for 18 years.
Mrs. Jefferson was a member of Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Dover.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jefferson.
She is survived by a daughter, Charlotte A. Waters of Dover; two sons, Bruce A. Waters, and his wife, Norma, of Melbourne, Fla., and Cornell Waters Sr., and his companion, Betty King, of Dover; a sister, Caroline Stanley, and her husband, Wilbert Stanley, of Dover; eight grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Service will be noon Thursday at Mount Zion AME Church, Queen and Fulton streets, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to service. The Rev. Coleman will officiate.
Burial will be in Whatcoat Cemetery, Dover.
Arrangements by Minus Funeral Home, Dover.

John Wesley Lawson, 85
DOVER - John Wesley Lawson of Dover died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in his home. He was 85.
Mr. Lawson was born April 3, 1915 in Sparta, Tenn., the son of Arthur and Katherine Lawson. He was a World War II veteran.
Mr. Lawson was retired from the USAF with 20 years of service. He also retired from civil service after 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marcianna F. (Leszyk) Lawson of Dover; a daughter, Carol A. Kranick of West Seneca, N.Y.; two sons, John W. Lawson Jr. of Bradenton, Fla., and Joseph M. Lawson of Wilmington; two sisters, Mae Greene of LaFallette, Tenn., and Ruth Paquette of Norris, Tenn.; three brothers, Carl Lawson of Sudlersville, Md., Roy Lawson of St. Clair Shores, Mich., and James Lawson of West Allis, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Trader Funeral Services, 12 Lotus St., Dover.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Sharon Hill Memorial Park Dover.
Instead of flowers, family suggests contributions to: Delaware Hospice, 911 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Robert J. Ridgeway Sr., 64
GEORGETOWN - Robert J. Ridgeway, Sr. 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 service as a flight engineer. He was a veteran of Vietnam, where he was the recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses.
He was a member of the American Legion, Walter L. Fox, Post 2, 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.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Dadd-Carey Chapel, 307 N. Bedford St., Georgetown, where friends may call one hour prior to the services. The Rev Richard Blades will officiate.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Dorothy M. Sanders, 80
MILLVILLE - Dorothy M. Sanders of Millville died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. She was 80.
She is survived by her son, Gary Wayne Sanders of Frederica.
Arrangements will be private.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home, Clarksville.

Janice Louise Scott, 46
DOVER - Janice Louise Scott of Dover died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital. She was 46.
Mrs. Scott was born Aug. 4, 1954, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Johnnie and Elizabeth Drew.
She attended and graduated from Dover High School in 1973. She then attended Delaware State College.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnnie Drew III, in 1993.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Clifford Larry Scott; a daughter, Crystal Nicole Scott; and a host of family and friends in Virginia, Delaware, Florida and New Jersey.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday in Delaware Veteran's Cemetery, Bear.

Ray Charles Zook, 83
MILFORD - Ray Charles Zook of Milford died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in his home. He was 83.
Mr. Zook was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a short order cook in Ocean City, Md., until his retirement in 1981.
He is survived by a sister, Louella T. Smith of Milford; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Millsboro.
Burial will follow in the cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Disabled Veterans, 1601 Kirkwood Hughway, Wilmington, DE 19805.
Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home.

Janice Louise Scott, 46
DOVER - Janice Louise Scott of Dover died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital. She was 46.
Mrs. Scott was born Aug. 4, 1954, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Johnnie and Elizabeth Drew. 
She attended and graduated from Dover High School in 1973. She then attended Delaware State College.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnnie Drew III, in 1993.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 26 years, Clifford Larry Scott; a daughter, Crystal Nicole Scott; and a host of family and friends in Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday in Delaware Veteran's Cemetery, Bear.

Delmar Lloyd Boss Sr., 87 
HARMONY - Delmar Lloyd Boss Sr. of Harmony, near Preston died of cancer Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in his home. He was 87. 
Mr. Boss was born Nov. 15, 1913 in Hopkins, R.I., the son of the late Howard C. and Della Tabor Boss.
He married the former Helen C. Todd on July 27, 1940. 
Mr. Boss lived and worked in the Preston area for over 53 years. He was employed by local farmers, Brookes Nagel Feed Mill for 12 years and Essay, Inc. for 10 years. 
He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church 
He was devoted to his family and was a loving and patient father and grandfather who always gave of his time to family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 28, 1980. 
He is survived by two daughters, Betty Lou Scott of Camden, Rose Marie Johnson of Preston, Md.; a son Delmar Lloyd Boss Jr, of Preston; a brother Charles Boss of Polk City, Fla; three sisters Gladys Fitzgerald of Aurora, Conn, Ruth Rathbun of West Kingston, R.I., Jamie Sisson of Wakefield, his wife's family; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. 
Services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday at the Williamson Funeral Home, 311 South Main St., Federalsburg, Md., where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday. 
Instead of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to: Caroline County Hospice Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629 or to the Regional Cancer Center, c/o Carney Fund, 509 Idlewild Ave., Easton, Md. 21601.

Edith Mae Bratton, 87
MILLSBORO - Edith Mae Bratton, formerly of Claymont, died of heart failure on Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. 
Mrs. Bratton was born in Schmokin, Pa., the daughter of the late, Clarence and Mary Llewellyn. 
She was a retired hairdresser. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Bratton, in 1987. 
She is survived by three sisters, Mary Finley of Millsboro, Margaret Rodarmel of Prospect Park, Pa., and Edna Herb of Manhein, Pa.; two brothers, Clarence Llewellyn of Wilmington and Charles Llewellyn of Sunbury, Pa.; and 26 nieces and nephews. 
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2001 at St. marks Episcopal Church in Millsboro. Burial will be private. 
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Service, Long Neck.

Mary J. Brockley, 95
EARLEVILLE, Md. - Mary J. Brockley of Eartevil1e died January 1, 2001, in Union Hospital. She was 95.
Mrs. Brockley was born on Dec. 15 1906, the daughter of the late Oliver and Mary William Mullan. 
She and her husband, Bruce Brockley, owned and operated Holly Hill Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery in Earleville since 1953, which is still managed by her family. 
Mrs. Brockley was the past president of the Women's Club of Cecil Co., a past member of the Cecil County Red Cross, and had volunteered at Union Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Bruce, in 1982.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Robert Farrow of Earleville; four grandchildren, David Farrow and John Farrow, both of Earleville, Michael Farrow of Warwick, and Amy Farrow of Galena; a sister, Jean Reed of Voorhees, N.J., and four great grandchild.
Graveside service will be private.
The family suggests memorials to: St. Stephen's Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 90, Earleville, MD 21919.
Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena.

Thomas Donald Carter, 66
FELTON - Thomas Donald Carter of Felton died after a short illness, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 66.
Mr. Carter was born Aug. 28, 1934, in Frederica, the son of Lucy Carter Postles of Felton and the late Thomas W. Clark.
He was educated at Reeve's Crossing Public School, Felton, and attended junior high school at Booker T. Washington school, and high school at Delaware State College (now University), both in Dover.
Mr. Carter served in the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Turkey.
He worked for General Foods/ Kraft Foods in Dover for 35 years before retiring in October 1999. He also worked part-time for the J.C. Penney Co. for 15 years.
He enjoyed videography and photography. He owned his own business, "Carter's Video and Photography Inc."
Mr. Carter was a faithful member of St. James Union A.M.E. Church, Frederica, and served as president of the Trustee Board. He was a member of the Steward Board, and sang on the men's choir.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Delema M. Burris-Carter; two sons, Donald A. Carter of Dover and Kevin D. Carter of Felton; two granddaughters, Cierra A. Cooper of Felton and Stephanie D. Walker of Philadelphia; a grandson, Kevin Carter Jr., of Harrington; his maternal sisters and brothers, Frances Johnson (Ronald) of Felton, Clara Pittman of Frederica and Arvil Jr. Postles, Felton; his paternal brothers and sisters, Thomas Clark (Mildred) of Dover, Dora Woodlin (Harold) of Philadelphia, Lida Jones of Milford, Lewis Clark (Audie Lee) of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Elizabeth Mitchell (Raymond), Barbara Morris, Robert Clark and Elmer Clark (Juanita), all of Dover, Patricia Taylor of Harrington, Tyrone Clark of Dover, Ronald Clark of Easton, Md., and Alfreda Clark of Philadelphia; three uncles, Milford Carter, Glenn Clark and George Clark; brothers-in-law, George Burris (Verdie) of Felton, Clarence C. Burris Jr. (Creola) of Milford; sisters-in-law, Frances Mosley (Herman) of Felton and Louise Burris of Wilmington; one goddaughter, Cheryl Pritchett, and her children, Matthew, Cherelle, Brian and Taylor); an aunt, Sadie Green of Felton, a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, and last but not least his number one cousin Charles 'Bubbie' Harris.
Service will be 11 a.m. at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.

Freddie E. Crockett Sr., 60
EARLEVILLE, Md. - Freddie E. Crockett Sr. of Earleville died of respiratory failure Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, in his home. He was 60.
Mr. Crockett was born in Tangier, Va., the son of the late Fred Colson and Mary Ellen (Charnock) Crockett. He spent all his formative years in the Tangier area.
Mr. Crockett was employed by the U.S. government as a postal clerk. He worked at the Fort Meade Army base in that capacity for a period of 25 years, retiring in 1993.
He and his wife, Valarie, established residence in Earleville, where they had lived in their home for the past 25 years. They raised a family of two.
Mr. Crockett enjoyed his home and being with his family, and particularly enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren. In his spare time, Mr. Crockett loved working with handcrafts, especially woodwork. He also enjoyed the treasures of Maryland's Eastern Shore, being an avid boater who enjoyed fishing and crabbing.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Valarie Crockett of Earleville; a son, Freddie E. Crockett Jr. of Earleville; a daughter, Stephanie Barlow of Elkton; a sister, Hettie Bowden of Tangier; and three grandchildren, Samantha Barlow, Victoria Barlow and Steven Barlow, all of Elkton.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home PA, 226 E. Main St., Cecilton, MD.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: Cecilton Vol. Fire Dept., Ambulance Fund, c/o P.O. Box 565, Cecilton, MD 21913.

James E. Erwin Jr., 75
REHOBOTH BEACH - James E. Erwin Jr. of Rehoboth Beach, and formerly of West Chester, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in his home. He was 75.
Mr. Erwin was born in Bluefield, W.Va., the son of the late James E. Erwin Sr. and Fannie Harding Erwin.
He graduated from Virginia Tech in Virginia, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Erwin served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. 
He lived in Rehoboth Beach for the past 14 years.
Mr. Erwin worked for the former Wilkening Manufacturing Co. in Philadelphia and the former Worthington Service, Inc., in Willow Grove.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed automobile racing and model railroad trains.
Mr. Erwin was a member of the V.F.W. in Rehoboth Beach, the Ocean View Singles Club, and the Senior Singles Club, both in Delaware. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Edna May Sale Erwin and Betty Joplin Erwin.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Davis of West Chester; three step-daughters, Barbara Wallace, Lynda Manley and Karen Pugh; a step-son, David Lee; two grandchildren, Courtney Davis and Cullen Davis; and seven step-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Founds Funeral Home, Inc., High and Union streets in West Chester, where friends may call one hour prior to service. 
Burial will be in Grove Methodist Cemetery, West Whiteland Township.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: AT&T, Telephone Pioneers of America, 60 West Ave., Wayne, PA 19087.

Esther Estella Graves, 82
POMONA, Md. - Esther Estella Graves died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in her home. She was 82.
Mrs. Graves was born Oct. 21, 1918, in Quaker Neck, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Dorn.
She attended Henry Highland Garnett School.
She was employed for 20 years in Philadelphia by Charles P. Stokes, and for Mrs. Robert Atkinson for 30 years, and their nephew for two years.
Mrs. Graves was a member of Emmanuel Methodist Church of Pomona. She also was a member of the senior chorus, The Annual Dinner, The Young Adults Clubs and the Women's Society, and also attended the senior center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Graves; three brothers, Charles Dorn, Robert Dorn and McKinley Dorn; a sister, Mary Derry; a brother-in-law, Joseph Derry; and a grandson, Darrell Bordley.
She is survived by a daughter, Rader D. Steward, and son-in-law, Cleveland M. Steward Sr., of Chestertown; five grandchildren, Sandra Burton of Vineland, N.J., Coretta Y. Bordley of Worton, Rosalind Bordley of Newark, Del., Pandora Bordley of Chestertown and Harold Bordley Jr. of Barclay; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Pomona, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. The Rev. Gonzalee Matthews will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Arrangements by Beanie Smith Funeral Home, Worton.

William R. Hickson, 78
DOVER - William R. Hickson of Dover, formally of New York City, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, in his home. He was 78.
Mr. Hickson was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Marion, S.C., the son of the late Walter Hickson and Annie O. Whitfield Hickson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army with the rank of Staff Sgt. He received many medals of commendation. He was honorably discharged.
Mr. Hickson was a retired truck driver for various companies including 30 years with TR-AD-SE of Dover. He also worked part-time as the bus driver for Westminster Village.
He spent the last several years enjoying his hobby, which was photography.
Mr. Hickson was a member of Convent Avenue Baptist Church in New York City and a member of the DE Retirees Club and also a member of the American Legion Post 2. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, William and Sandra, Hickson; and three younger brothers, Levonia, Joseph and Earl Hickson.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Barbara Hickson of Dover; two sisters, Rev. Selma White and Dr. Lola Anderson and her husband Simon all of New York; a granddaughter Lucy Regina Hickson of New York; a grandson, Kenneth Hickson of Ga.; six aunts, a mother-in-law, five sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Friday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bibleway Temple C.O.G.I.C., 56 S. Kirkwood St., Dover.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday in Veteran's Cemetery in Bear.

Mary Phipps Ivie, 77
ROCK HALL, Md. - Mary Phipps Ivie of Rock Hall, formally of Baltimore, died Monday, Jan. 1., 2001, in her home. She was 77.
Mrs. Ivie was born Dec. 1, 1923, the daughter of the late S. Howard and Mary (Weaver) Phipps.
She spent her formative years in the Baltimore area. 
Mrs. Ivie attended Easton & Burnett School for Business in Baltimore.
In 1946, she married Warren E.K. Ivie and moved to Rock Hall in 1956, where they raised their family. 
During her working years, she worked part time for Forney's Jewelers in Chestertown. 
Mrs. Ivie was very family orientated and was very active in the Rock Hall Elementary School P.T.A., where she had served as their president for a period of time. She was also very active in St. Paul's Church in Chestertown where she served on the Alter Guild and in the Episcopal Women's .
She enjoyed participating in family activities and especially loved being with her children and grandchildren. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and gardening.
Mrs. Ivie was a member of the Goose Hill Homemakers Club and in 1981 was Homemaker of the Year for Kent County.
In addition to her husband of 54 years, she is survived by a son, Kendall Ivie of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; a daughter, Aleta Ledendecker of Lewisville, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Irvin Tillman of Rock Hall; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Hollyday of Ocean Pines; a very special friend, Jaci Senger of Rock Hall, and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chestertown.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery following church services.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions made in her name to: The Chester River Home Health and Hospice Foundation, 6602 Church Hill Road, Chestertown, MD 21620 or to St. Paul's Kent Parish, 7579 Sandy Bottom Road, Chestertown, MD 21620.

James Leroy Monroe, 54
AURORA, Colo. - James Leroy Monroe of Aurora died of natural causes Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, in his home. He was 54.
Mr. Monroe was born July 27, 1946, in Sandy Bottom, Md., the son of Daisy and Howard Monroe.
He was educated at Garnett School and Queen Anne's County High School.
Mr. Monroe served in the U.S. Army for 17 years.
He subsequently worked for the U.S. Postal Service.
Mr. Monroe loved music.
He is survived by two brothers, Nelson Martin and Robert Monroe, both of Millington; and three sisters, Shirley Black and Elizabeth Burgess, both of Millington, and Dorothy Monroe-Murray of Chestertown.
Service will be noon Saturday at Mount Pleasant U.M.E. Methodist Church, Pondtown, with the Rev. Mae Etta Moore officiating.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: P.O. Box 64, Still Pond, MD 21667.
Arrangements by Pipkin Mortuary.

Elisha Mae Parsons, 66
ELLENDALE - Elisha Mae Parsons of Ellendale died of heart failure Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. She was 66.
Ms. Parsons was born Jan. 8, 1934, in Bloxom, Va.
She worked in a factory.
Ms. Parsons was a member of the Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Ellendale.
She is survived by a sister, Frances Drummond of Ellendale and several nephews, nieces and friends.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Ellendale, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Arrangements are made by Young's Funeral Home, Milford.

June W. Peer
DOVER - June W. Peer of Dover died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, in her home with family and friends. 
Mrs. Peer was born April 20, 1935, in Ewing, Va., the daughter of the late Burrell and Ethel (Seale) Bays. 
She worked at Playtex in Dover for 20 years of service. 
She enjoyed sewing and cooking. 
Mrs. Peer was a member of Capital City Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Bays, and two granddaughters, Angel and Desre Evans.
She is survived by her husband of 15 years. John P. Peer Sr. of Dover; a son, Donald Evans of Dover; two daughters, Rhonda Lynch of Galena, Md., and Sue Outten of Newark; four sisters, Nita Giles of Benton, Ky., Tryphena Stanley of Kettering, Ohio, Wanda McKinley, and Fern Myers, both of Bradenton, Fla.; four stepchildren, Marie Hand of Little Creek, Jeannie Hastings of Magnolia, John Peer Jr. of Little Creek, and Candy Breeding of Rising Sun; eight grandchildren, Serena Pelletier, Sarah Pelletier, John-Paul Pelletier, Debra Ryan, Barry Ryan, Elizabeth Evans, John Evans, and Andrew Evans; eight step grandchildren, Richard Hand Jr., Timothy Hand, Joe Masten, Jr., Karen Masten, Jeff Peer, David Peer, Tommy Walston, Nathan Walston; three great-grandchildren, Adrien Pelletier, Josh Thompson, and Jordan Thrash; and three step great-grandchildren, Brandi Peer, Justice and Makayla Wright, and Lauren Hand.
A Celebration of Life service will be 6 p.m. today at the Capital City Church of Christ, Rt. 10, Camden.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Suite 205, New Castle, DE 19720.

Shirley A. Pruder, 65
FALLSTON, Md. - Shirley A. Pruder of Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of Newark and Lewes, Del., died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, in her daughter's home. She was 65.
Mrs. Pruder was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late J.R. and Rita Bullington.
She graduated from the University of Detroit in 1954. 
She worked as a dental hygienist for Bruce Wright D.D.S. in Lewes, later at the Kaneohe Marine Base Clinic, Kaneohe, Hawaii, and the Pearl Harbor Naval Base Clinic in Aiea, Hawaii. She retired in 1997.
After retirement, Mrs. Pruder taught adults to read. She also traveled extensively worldwide.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Gary D. Pruder, Ph.D.; a daughter Leslie Lazzeri and her husband, Joel Lazzeri of Fallston; a son, Curtis Pruder of Honolulu; a brother, Gary Bullington of Bellevue, Wash.; and two grandchildren, Kristin and Katie of Fallston.
Service was held Saturday, Dec. 30, in Fallston. 
A burial service will be held at a future date in Honolulu.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: the Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826-1899.

Rosalie M. 'Nana Rosalie' Rounds, 72
FREDERICA - Rosalie M. "Nana Rosalie" Rounds of Frederica died after a short illness Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001. She was 72.
Mrs. Rounds was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Brockton, Mass., the daughter of the late Louis and Blanche Vanderstreet.
She retired in August of 1993 and moved to Frederica with her son and his family.
Mrs. Rounds retired from the Brockton School Department as a secretary in data processing. She also worked at Athertons Furniture Co. and Bridgewater State Prison.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rounds, in Sept. 1977. 
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul D. and Kathy A. Butler Jr. of Frederica; two daughters, Jean M. Dube of Cranston, R.I., and Donna A. Butler Mascio and her husband, Anthony Mascio of Cumberland; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis and Phyllis Vanderstreet of Humarock, Mass., and Donald and Susan Vanderstreet of Brockton, Mass.; two granddaughters, Jean Lubinsky and her husband Kevin of Blackstone, Mass., and Jamie Lee Butler, Frederica; and two great-grandsons, Adam and Kyle Lubinsky of Blackstone and her "Delaware Family", Tammie Comfort and her children, Katie Comfort and Michael Murphy, James and Diana Hanes and their children, Dillon and Taylor, and Elwin and Bernice Hanes. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel South Rt. 10, Dover, friends may call one hour prior to service. 
Memorial Service will be held in the Spring in Brockton, Mass.
Burial will be private.

Dorothy M. Sanders, 80
MILLVILLE - Dorothy M. Sanders of Millville died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. She was 80.
She is survived by her son, Gary Wayne Sanders of Frederica.
Arrangements will be private.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Home, Clarksville.


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