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Jessie Flourine (Marks) Alviset, 76
SEAFORD - Jessie Flourine (Marks) Alviset of Seaford, formerly of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was 76.
Mrs. Alviset was born June 5, 1930, in Schenectady, N.Y., the daughter of the late, Jesse and Oneita (Seeley) Marks.
She was a homemaker who loved working with children, and had a daycare in her home in Saratoga Springs for 12 years before retiring and moving to Milford.
She enjoyed caring for the plants in her daughter's greenhouse.
Mrs. Alviset was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Seaford, and a former active member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Milford.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Lloyd B. Alviset of Seaford; a son, Timothy Alviset of Milford; two daughters, Pamela Alviset of Harrington and Charlene Mabb of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; a brother, Kenneth Marks of Argyle, N.Y.; and two grandchildren, Kimberly and David Mabb Jr, both of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., where friends may call one hour prior.
Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to: the American Diabetes Association or the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Seaford.

George 'Pete' G. Betton, 77
MILLSBORO - George "Pete" G. Betton of Millsboro died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 77.
Mr. Betton was born in Denton, Md., the son of the late, William and Eunice Rogers Betton.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He retired as vice president of Farm Credit in Dover in 1988 after 28 years of service.
Mr. Betton was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Millsboro, the Lions Club, the Nur Temple Shrine Club, Wilmington, The Franklin Masonic Lodge, A.F. and A.M., Georgetown, and was a former scoutmaster of Troop 89, Millsboro.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Loo Valliant Betton; a son, George G. Betton Jr., and his wife, Valarie, of Millsboro; two daughters Kathy Betton Ellis, and her husband, Rick, of Hockessin, and Gail Betton Kelso; a close friend, Jane Turpin of Millsboro; a brother, William Betton of Denton, Md.; a sister, Mary Francis Liden of Seaford; and four grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Dr. James C. Van Wall will officiate.
Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery.
Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions to: the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Chapter, 2306 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805; or to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 566, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Alfred Palmer Corey, 76
BRIDGEVILLE - Alfred Palmer Corey, a lifetime farmer of Bridgeville, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was 76.
He was the son of the late Alfred R. and Mary Palmer Corey.
Mr. Corey was a member of Union United Methodist Church, the Hiram Lodge 21, A. F. & A. M., and the Seaford Golf and Country Club. He served as president of the Bridgeville Lions Club and chairman of the Farm Service Agency. Mr. Corey also served as a member of the University of Delaware Agriculture Visiting Committee. He was honored in 1994 as the recipient of the University of Delaware Service to Agriculture Award, and in 1997 was awarded by the Sussex County Farm Bureau as Farm Family of the Year.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta C. Stewart.
He is survived by his wife, Nanette Carey Corey, of Bridgeville; a son, Douglas P. Corey, and his wife, Laura, of Bridgeville; a daughter, Suzanne C. Moore, and her husband, Ronnie, of Rehoboth Beach; two sisters, Evelyn C. Bell of Seaford and Alfrieda C. Gardner of Lebanon, Pa.; a granddaughter, Ashley Corey of Bridgeville; two nephews; and four nieces.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Union United Methodist Church, Laws and Market Streets, Bridgeville, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Instead of flowers, family suggests contributions to: the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Co., P.0 Box 727, Bridgeville, DE 19933.

Mabel H. Harrison, 90
DOVER - Mabel H. Harrison of Dover died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Westminster Village Health Care Center, Dover. She was 90.
Mrs. Harrison was born March 23, 1910, in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of the late Frank Durham and Alice Timmons Duncan Durham.
Mrs. Harrison was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Harrison, whom died Aug. 20, 1996.
She is survived by a niece, Betty Bailey of Charlotte, N.C.; special friends, Lee Kelly and Nancy Hart, both of Dover; and several other nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Granby Street, Norfolk, Va.
Contributions in Mrs. Harrison's memory may be made to: Delaware Hospice, 911 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901; or Presbyterian Church of Dover, 54 S. State St., Dover, De. 19904.
Arrangements are by the Torbert Funeral Chapel, Dover.

Edith Olivia Hendricks, 87
REHOBOTH BEACH - Edith Olivia Hendricks of Rehoboth Beach died of heart failure Saturday, Jan. 6. 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.
Mrs. Hendricks was a graduate of Kutztown University.
She was a retired schoolteacher who taught in public schools in Newark, Cape Henlopen, Indian River School District and Georgetown Elementary.
Mrs. Hendricks was featured in 1992 by the News Journal as a "Unsung Hero" for her volunteer efforts, and she received a citation from Governor Carper for her participation in retired senior volunteer programs.
She was an avid supporter and leader of the Girl Scouts of America, and an honorary member of Lewes Girl Scout Troop 287.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bayard W. Hendricks, who died in 1984; and her sister, Marjory Fritz, who died in 2000.
She is survived by a son, Bayard W. Hendricks of Lewes; a daughter, Marjory Jane Lloyd of Bear; a sister Mary Jane Schubert of Buffalo, Minn.; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Service will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: First Church of Christ Scientists, Bayard and Norfolk streets, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck.

Margaret J. West Morris, 70
BRIDGEVILLE - Margaret J. West Morris of Bridgeville died of heart failure Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Seaford Center Genesis Elder Care, Seaford.
Mrs. Morris was born in Bridgeville, the daughter of the late Avery and Julia Sammons West.
She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Alan H. Morris.
She is survived by her husband, George Hall Morris; two sons, Dale L. Morris of Greenwood and Scott West of Delano, Fla.; a daughter, Dixie L. Whaley of Seaford; two brothers, Arthur West of Seaford and Asbury West of Cannon; two sisters, Clara Stayton of Dover and Alice Lord of Harmony, Md.; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford, also where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Blades Cemetery, Blades.

William Auslee Slaughter, 89
OXFORD, Md., - William Auslee Slaughter died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, in Memorial Hospital, Easton. He was 89.
Mr. Slaughter was married to the late, Cora Mae Greene Slaughter, and they made their home in Oxford.
He is survived by two sons, Harold Slaughter of Clinton, and Earle Slaughter of Easton; a daughter, Carolyn Slaughter of Easton; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Pearl Greene; and a special friend, Marjorie Gray.
He was preceded in death by a son, William Slaughter Jr.; and three daughters Mary C. Slaughter, McKenny Slaughter and Doris John.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton, where friends may call from 10-11 a.m.

Evelyn Beatrice Handy Shelton, 83
MILLSBORO - Evelyn Beatrice Handy Shelton of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 83.
Mrs. Shelton was born June 19, 1917, in Berlin, Md., the daughter of the late Bertha G. Selby and Thomas James Handy.
She worked at the Swift Poultry Co. in Georgetown for many years. She retired 15 years ago from the U.S. Postal Service in Millsboro. Whenever you saw her in the post office you were greeted with a loving smile and a kind word. She was also a caretaker for many years at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Millsboro.
Mrs. Shelton was a lifelong member of Harmony United Methodist Church, belonging to the United Methodist Society. She was a church usher and communion stewardess.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Shelton Sr., in 1977.
She is survived by two sons and their wives, the Rev. John Wesley and Lois Shelton Jr. of Abingdon, Va., and William Sylvester and Audrey Shelton of New Haven, Conn.; a daughter and her husband, Elizabeth and Ronald Geary of Yeadon, Pa.; four sisters, Theodosia H. Irvin of Greenwood, Loretta Handy, Mattie Handy and Josephine Wilson, all of New Haven; two sisters-in-law, Marie Handy and Mildred Shelton of Millsboro; a brother-in-law, Thomas Shelton of Millsboro; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Elta Mae Shelton Street, 50
MILLSBORO - Elta Mae Shelton Street of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 50.
Ms. Street was born Jan. 25, 1950, the daughter of the late Evelyn Beatrice Handy Shelton and John Welsey Shelton Sr.
She attended William C. Jason High School in Georgetown before its closing in 1967 and graduated from Sussex Central High.
She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes; two brothers and their wives, the Rev. John Wesley and Lois Shelton of Abingdon, Va. and William Sylvester and Audrey Shelton of New Haven, Conn.; a sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Ronald Geary of Yeadon, Pa.; four aunts, Theodosia H. Irvin of Greenwood and Loretta Handy, Mattie Handy and Josephine Wilson of New Haven; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Jody Lynn Shelton, 30
MILLSBORO - Jody Lynn Shelton of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 30.
Ms. Shelton graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elta Mae Shelton Street.
She is survived by her son, Harold Maurice Harmon Jr.; a sister, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes; two uncles and their wives, the Rev. John Wesley and Lois Shelton Jr. of Abingdon, Va. and William Sylvester and Audrey Shelton of New Haven; an aunt and her husband, Elizabeth and Ronald Geary of Yeadon, Pa.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Jacqueline Quintina Wright, 26
MILLSBORO - Jacqueline Quintina Wright of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 26.
Ms. Wright attended Sussex Central School.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Elta Mae Shelton Street.
She is survived by her father, William Wright; a sister, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes; two uncles and their wives, the Rev. John Wesley and Lois Shelton Jr. of Abingdon, Va. and William Sylvester and Audrey Shelton of New Haven, Conn.; an aunt and her husband, Elizabeth and Ronald Geary of Yeadon, Pa.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Jeremy Andrew Wright, 9
MILLSBORO - Jeremy Andrew Wright of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in his home. He was 9.
Jeremy attended Long Neck Elementary School.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline Quintina Wright.
He is survived by his father, Robert Farrow; his grandfather, William Wright; and his aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Lashanda Michelle Shelton, 7
MILLSBORO - Lashanda Michelle Shelton of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 7.
Lashanda attended Millsboro East Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jody Lynn Shelton.
She is survived by her brother Harold Maurice Harmon Jr.; and her aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Latasha Sara Odums, 7
MILLSBORO - Latasha Sara Odums of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 7.
Latasha attended Long Neck Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline Quintina Shelton.
She is survived by her father, Quinton Odums; her grandfather, William Wright; and her aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Terrence Anthony Eugene Odums, 5
MILLSBORO - Terrence Anthony Eugene Odums of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in his home. He was 5.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline Quintina Wright.
He is survived by his father, Quinton Odums; his grandfather, William Wright; and his aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Christopher Michael Shelton, 5
MILLSBORO - Christopher Michael Shelton of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in his home. He was 5.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jody Lynn Shelton.
He is survived by a brother Harold Maurice Harmon Jr.; and an aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Berlinda Ferdinad, 22 months
MILLSBORO - Berlinda Ferdinad of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in her home. She was 22 months old.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacqueline Quintina Wright.
She is survived by her father, Bertony Ferdinad; her grandfather, William Wright; and her aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Bertony Ferdinad Jr., 11 months
MILLSBORO - Bertony Ferdinad Jr. of Millsboro died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in his home. He was 11 months old.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline Quintina Wright.
He is survived by his father, Bertony Ferdinad; his grandfather, William Wright; and his aunt, Jennifer L. Morgan of Lewes.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Del. 24 in Millsboro.
Burial will be in Harmony Church Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to: Shelton Family Fund, c/o Sussex Federal Credit Union, 1600 Del. 1, Lewes, DE 19958.

Walter L. Willoughby, 70
MARYDEL - Walter L. Willoughby of Marydel died Friday, Jan 5, 2001, in his home in Marydel with family and friends.
Mr. Willoughby was born April 10, 1930, in Huntington, W. Va., the son of the late Edgar and Jennie (McGlothlin) Willoughby.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 22 1/2 years of service as a security police and an armed forces courier. He also served as one of the Armed Forces couriers for papers from the Vietnamese peace talks for President Richard M. Nixon.
He was a driver at Preston Trucking for 10 years and worked at Reichold Chemical for eight years. He was a Dover Air Force Base volunteer at the base hospital.
Mr. Willoughby enjoyed woodworking and had his own shop at home. He also enjoyed pony racing.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Sue, who died in 1949; a sister; and four brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 52 1/2 years, TeNeil Willoughby of Marydel; two sons and their wives, Dan and Sandye Willoughby of Orlando, Fla., and Carl and Deborah Willoughby of Dover; a daughter and her husband, Susan and Bruce Farrow of Dover; a sister, Bettie Boster of Hampton, Va.; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be noon p.m. Tuesday at Trader Funeral Home, Dover, with the Rev. Ron Wuest officiating, and where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover.
Instead of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to: Delaware Hospice 911 South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

John Charles Barcus, 80
CENTREVILLE, Md. - John Charles Barcus, of Centreville, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Memorial Hospital, Easton. He was 80.
Mr. Barcus was born March 14, 1920, the son of the late William James and Alice Rousie Storey Barcus. 
He attended school in Willoughby and he made his home with his parents until their deaths, when he moved to Centreville.
He is survived by three sisters, Alice Dwyer, of Mount Airy, Loretta Carlin, of Clifton Heights, Pa., and Nellie R. Shortall, of Lewes, Del.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of the Maryland Veteran Cemetery, Hurlock.
Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville.

Patricia J. Bryk, 66
SMYRNA - Patricia J. Bryk, of Smyrna, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in her home, with her family by her side.
Mrs. Bryk was born in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Dr. Elmer B. Casey and Theresa J. Casey.
She attended Visitation Academy and graduated as a registered nurse from St. John's School of Nursing, both of St. Louis.
Mrs. Bryk moved to Delaware in 1963, and had worked as a student health nurse at Delaware State University and as an industrial health nurse at General Foods, Dover, for a number of years.
She was a member of St. Polycarp Parish in Smyrna, where she served as cantor for many years, and she was also a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, retired Air Force Maj. Stanley L. Bryk, of Smyrna; three sons, Paul Bryk, of Newark, Steven Bryk, of Newtown, Pa., and Eric Bryk of Cumming, Ga.; two daughters, Jeanne Tanner,of Tucker, Ga. and Rene Bookoff, of Phoenix, Md.; and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna.
Mass of Christian burial will be offered 11 a.m. Friday at St. Polycarp Catholic Church, Ransom Lane and South Street, Smyrna.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Newark.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the: St. Polycarp School for Christian Education, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977.

Mildred L. Collins, 94
MILLSBORO - Mildred L. Collins, of Millsboro, died Monday Jan. 8, 2001, in the home of her grandson, Kevin Collins. She was 94.
Mrs. Collins was born in Ocean City, Md., the daughter of the late Grover and Hester Truitt Calloway.
She was a foster grandparent with the Stockley Center in Georgetown for 17 years, retiring in 1985.
Mrs. Collins was a member of the Zoar United Methodist Church, Millsboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Twiford Collins, who died in 1973.
She is survived by a son, Donald T. Collins, and his wife, Betty Jo, of Millsboro; a daughter, Mary Louise Ward and her husband, J. Donald, of Laurel, three brothers, Tom Calloway, of Milford, Joe Callaway, of Port Richey, Fla., and Richard Callaway, of Georgia; two sisters Doris Dennis, of Ocean City, and Florence Morris, of Millsboro; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, with the Rev. Edward Wilkins and the Rev. Arthur Bachus officiating, and where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to: Delaware Hospice, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947, or the Zoar United Methodists Church Memorial Fund, R.D. 2, Box 155, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Geneva Taylor Cherry, 77
DOVER - Geneva Taylor Cherry, of Felton, formerly of Dover, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Medical Center, Dover. She was 77.
Mrs. Cherry was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Rocky Mount, N.C., the son of the late Thomas and Minnie Tyndell Taylor.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Cherry liked to play bingo and cards, listen to country music, and was a NASCAR fan.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Henry Adams Sr., a son, John Henry Adams Jr., and her second husband, Romy "Ed" Cherry.
She is survived by four daughters, Patricia Barefoot, Peggy Thurman and her husband, Ronnie, all of Rocky Mount, Betty Rezmer and her husband, Harold, of Fullerton, Calif., Linda Grace and her husband, Eddie, (with whom she lived), of Felton; two sons, Joe Adams and his wife, Alice, and Marvin Adams, all of Rocky Mount; a daughter-in-law, Mae Adams, of Rocky Mount; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fleischauer Funeral Home in Greenwood, where friends may call one hour prior to service. 
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Cemetery, Dover.

Ernestine E. Edwards, 75
LEWES - Ernestine E. Edwards, of Lewes, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in her home. She was 75.
Mrs. Edwards retired in 1989 from Beebe Medical Center, where she had worked as a coronary care nurse during a career of 30 years both with the hospital and private duty. 
She was known as a very talented individual in the area for many years. Her many talents included canvas painting of all types, stained glass creations, knitting (especially scenes in sweaters) and her famous cooking talents, which won her three awards in the Delmarva Chicken Festival over the years. 
Mrs. Edwards was a member and had held several offices in the Swaanendael Club of Lewes. She was also a member of the Swaanendael Ladies Investment Club (SLIC). 
She was preceded in death by a son, James Randall Edwards, in 1989.
She is survived by her husband, James L. Edwards, of Lewes; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Bill Downes, of Broken Arrow, Okla., and their two children; a son and daughter-in-law, David K. and June Edwards, of Lewes, and their five children; a granddaughter and her husband, Missy and Ronnie Williamson, and their son, D.J.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes. 
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pastor Charlie Arnold will officiate.
Burial will be in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes. 

The Rev. Forrest K. Emerson Sr., 86
BARTLETT, Tenn., - The Rev. Forrest K. Emerson Sr., of Bartlett, died of heart failure Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in Methodist North Hospital. He was 86.
He was a minister.
Mr. Emerson was a member of Rotary Club and a scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Burke Emerson.
He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis J. Bodne, of Barlett; two sons, Forrest Kingsley Emerson Jr., of Hamden, Conn., and Gregory Ronald Emerson, of Ashford, Conn; a brother, Merlyn Emerson, of Greenwood; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be at a later date at in Willimantic, Conn. Arrangments by Bartlett Funeral Home Family Heritage Chapel.
Burial will be in Italy Hill, N.Y.
Instead of flowers, family suggests contributions to: Pierce Memorial Baptist Home, Brooklyn Conn.

Marjorie Hardy, 71
MILFORD - Marjorie Hardy of Milford died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in her home she was 71.
Mrs. Hardy was born in Schenectady, N.Y., daughter of the late Frank and Burdella Urbanek. 
She was a homemaker.
She was a volunteer at the Thrift Shop of the Milford Senior Center.
Mrs. Hardy was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Milford.
She is survived by her husband, William T. Hardy; two daughters, Linda Jean Bourey, of Dover, and Laura Lee Vanvalkenburgh, of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Sandra Lee Massey, of Schenectady; three granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
Service and Burial will be private.

John W. Irwin, 67
SEAFORD - John W. Irwin, of Seaford, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 67.
Mr. Irwin served 20 years with the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1970 as a staff sergeant.
After his military career, he was employed with the State of Delaware for 12 years as a correction officer in Smyrna and Dover, retiring in 1981. 
Mr. Irwin enjoyed fishing in his spare time and has received two fishing citations. 
He was preceded in death by a son, John E. Irwin, in 1980.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Edris A. Irwin, two sons; Brian Keith Irwin, of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Scot M. Irwin, of Dover; two stepsons, Sam Allen, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Charles Allen, of Kenansville, N.C.; two daughters; Amber Comegys, of Davie, Fla., and Linda Bice, of Crossville, Tenn.; two sisters, Marjorie Burger, of East Freedom, Pa., and Johanna Carper, of Port Matilda, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be with full military honors in the Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.

Margaret Ann Kirby, 85
DAGSBORO - Margaret Ann Kirby, of Dagsboro, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in Christiana Hospital, Newark. She was 85.
Mrs. Kirby was born in Pikesville, N.C., the daughter of the late Jack and Mollie Forehand.
She worked in the kitchen of the Stockley Center in Georgetown for 15 years, retiring in 1980.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Kirby, in 1987.
She is survived by a special son, Steven Millman; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Robert Hudson will officiate.
Burial will be in Dagsboro Redmen's Memorial Cemetery, Dagsboro.

Lawrence B. 'Larry' Krewson, 63
SEAFORD - Lawrence B. "Larry" Krewson, of Seaford, died of heart failure Sunday, Jan. 7, 2000, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was 63
Mr. Krewson was a retired industrial electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Newark, N.J.
He is survived by three daughters, Kelly Miles, of Centerville, Md., Christine E. McNaulty, of Baton Rouge, La, and Debra Ann Bruner, of Seaford; a sister, Emily Richardson, of Upland, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Shannon McNaulty, Madison McNaulty and Brittany Byington.
Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 Shipley St., Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Building Fund, 901 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.

Edith Wilson McMichael, 85
SARASOTA, Fla. - Edith Wilson McMichael, of Sarasota, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001. She was 85.
Mrs. McMichael was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Dover, Del., the daughter of Elizabeth Beers Wilson and Ralph C. Wilson. 
She attended Brantwood Hall in Bronxville, N.Y., and graduated from Wilmington Conference Academy in Dover, the forerunner of Wesley College, in 1936.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John C. McMichael, of Sarasota; a brother, Henry I.B. Wilson, of Rehoboth Beach, and a daughter, Deborah Hart Shank Bennett
She is survived by a daughter, Constance Shank Wahlig, of Greenville; a son, Luther D. Shank III, of Odessa, three stepchildren, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was held Jan. 5, 2001, in Bay Village of Sarasota, her residence of 25 years. 
Service will also be conducted in Delaware at the convenience of the family.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory to a charity of your choice.

Gertrude M. Patterson, 91 
MILFORD - Gertrude M. Patterson, of Milford, died Sunday, Jan. 07, 2001, in her home. She was 91.
Mrs. Patterson was employed for 49 years in the shipping department for L.D. Caulk Company, Milford, retiring in 1974. 
She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Milford, and the AARP. 
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Malarkey, in 1932, a second husband, Thomas H. Patterson, in 1969, and a son, John E. Malarkey, in 1988.
She is survived by a sister, Pearl M. Cooper, of Milford, and a daughter-in-law, Betty Jean Malarkey, of Milford.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.

Juanita L. Davis Savage, 53
PITTSVILLE, Md. - Juanita L. Davis Savage, of Pittsville, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. She was 53.
Mrs. Savage born in Milford, Del., the daughter of the late Earl C. and Mildred J. Smith Wells.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin Davis, a second husband, William Savage, and a sister, Mildred Jeanette Stephson.
She is survived by a son, Alvin Davis, of Pittsville; two daughters, Sandra Truitt, of Parsonsburg, and Crystal Davis, of Pittsville; five brothers, Earl Wells, of Princess Anne, Frank Wells, of Willards, Ben Wells, of Georgetown, Del., William Wells, of Pittsville, and Phillip Wells, of North Carolina; two sisters, Jean Chandler, of Powellville, and Meg Howe, of Philadelphia; a stepbrother, Jimmy Truitt, of Willards: and 10 grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Paul Sherwood will officiate.
Burial will be in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions in the name of Juanita Savage to defray funeral expenses to the: Watson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Nancy M. Schulz, 70
CECILTON, Md. - Nancy M. Schulz, of Cecilton, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in Union Hospital, Elkton. She was 70.
Miss. Schulz was born Dec. 23, 1930, the daughter of the late Frederick and Marie Johnston Schulz. 
She has been a resident of Earleton Village since 1989 moving from Yeadon, Pa. 
Miss Schulz was a member of the Lower Cecil County Senior Citizens and Wards Hill Baptist Church.
She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Warren Miller, of Port Richey, Fla.; a nephew and his wife, Steven W. and Ann Miller, and a great- niece and nephew, Caryl and Steven R. Miller, both of Tabernacle, N.J.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, 118 W. Cross St., Galena, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be private in Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall, Pa.
Family suggests memorial contributions to the: American Cancer Society, 92 Read's Way Suite 205 New Castle, DE 19720.

Harry W. Towers, 83
HOUSTON - Harry W. Towers, of Houston, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Milford Center, Milford. He was 83.
Mr. Towers graduated from the Southern Police Institution at the University of Louisiana. 
He was with the Wilmington Police Department for 20 years, retiring as an inspector in 1960, after which he served 14 years as Acting Commissioner for the Delaware State Board of Correction in Smyrna. Upon leaving that position, Mr. Towers was employed by the City of Milford as building inspector in the early 1970's and then as city manager from 1978-79.
Mr. Towers was a member of the Houston United Methodist Church, Eureka-DuPont Lodge 23-29 A.F.&A.M., Kent & Sussex Scottish Rite Club, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a life member of the Shield & Square Club of Delaware and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies in Valley of Wilmington 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret E. Towers, in 1998.
He is survived by a son, H. Wesley Towers Jr. and his wife, Sara W., of Harrington; two grandchildren, David W. Towers and his wife, Patti, of Roanoke, Ala., and Laura E. Towers, of Georgetown, and a great-granddaughter, Ann Marie Towers, of Roanoke.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave., Milford.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Houston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 43, Houston, DE 19954.

Richard J. Woznicki, 78
MILLSBORO - Richard J. Woznicki, of Millsboro, formerly of Wilmington, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 78.
Mr. Woznicki was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Wilmington, the son of the late William J. and Rosie K. Woznicki.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Woznicki was a retired machinist for E.I. DuPont Co.'s Newport plant with over 30 years of service.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 19 of Laurel.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, in 1985.
He is survived by his second wife, Loretta; a son, William J.; two stepsons, Jerry Frail and Jimmy Kokoszka; a brother, Lawrence; a nephew, Jerry; and a grandchildren Kristen, Katie, Jerry Jr., and Jessica.
Service will be noon Wednesday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd., where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro.


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