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Jay E. Aldridge
CAMBRIDGE - Jay E. Aldridge of Cambridge died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C. He was 66.

Born Feb. 12, 1934, in Raleigh, N.C., he was the son of the late James Henry and Mildred Smith Aldridge.

He was raised in Cambridge and was a 1952 graduate of Cambridge High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in August 1952, serving in the Air Police and later as an administrative clerk. He was discharged in 1961. From February 1961 until he retired in March of 1989, he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a carrier-technician. He attended the University of Baltimore night school from 1966 to 1974. He was married to the former Lorraine Anderson on Oct. 8, 1956, who died on Dec. 31, 1999.

He was a member of Dorchester Post 91 American Legion and Choptank Memorial Post 7460, V.F.W. He was a former member of the Cambridge Elks Lodge and an active member of Rescue Fire Co.

Mr. Aldridge is survived by one daughter, Marianne "Amy" Wohl of Columbia; one son, Jay E. Aldridge Jr. of Cambridge; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, at Dorchester Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 91, Cambridge, Md. 21613 or James G. Busick Tennis Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Cambridge, Md., 21613.

Louise L. Cook
CENTREVILLE - Louise L. Cook of Centreville died Monday, Aug.14, 2000, at the Corsica Hills Nursing Center, Centreville, as a result of heart failure. She was 98.

Born March 2, 1902, near Star, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Henry and Lillian Estelle "Dolly" Reed Covington.

A lifelong resident of Queen Anne's County and surrounding area, she was a 1920 graduate of Centreville High School and later went on to Townsend Normal School, where she graduated in 1922. She began a teaching career at Crumpton Elementary School.

She married William Henry Cook Sr. When not teaching, she worked the farm with her husband. She retired from the teaching profession in 1953, substitute teaching from 1953 until the 1960s. Mr. Cook died in 1976.

She was an active member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Price and was active in the Eastern Star, where she was Past Worthy Matron. She was also a member of the Price Community Club.

Mrs. Cook is survived by three sons, William N. Cook Jr. of Queenstown, and Edwin D. Cook and Howard T. Cook, both of Centreville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandsons. Her brothers and sisters, Mary Chambers, Esther Hollingsworth, Edward, Henry, Alfred and Calvin Covington, are deceased.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Bethany United Methodist Church, Price. Friends may call at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Burial will be at the Chesterfield Cemetery, Centreville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Church Hill, Md. 21623.

Lemuel C. Dyott
DENTON - Lemuel C. Dyott, who lived near Denton, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at his home. He was 83.

Born near Easton on March 26, 1917, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward Dyott Sr. and Naomi Viola Foster Dyott. He had lived in Caroline County for the past 43 years. He farmed and worked for the State Roads Department. He later became a mechanic and worked until he retired for Fox's Cannery in Queen Anne. Following his retirement, he worked part time at Wire Conveyor Belts in Easton and Dick's Auto Haus in Wye Mills.

Mr. Dyott is survived by his wife of 63 years, Laura Belle Dyott; three daughters, Gloria Pinkine of Denton, Norma Lloyd of Federalsburg and Barbara Bell of Denton; three sisters, Mary Pinder of Denton, Thelma Starkey of Baltimore and Hazel Seville of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Virginia M. Bailey, and a brother, Thomas E. Dyott Jr., are deceased.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Moore Funeral Home in Denton, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery in Hillsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Caroline Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629.

Joan M. Elliott
BALTIMORE - Joan Martha Elliott of Easton died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000 at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, from complications from a recent organ transplant surgery. She was 60.

Born Sept. 7, 1939 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Susan Murcavage of Sewell, N.J. and the late John Victor Murcavage.

After graduating from Pitman High School, Pitman, N.J. in 1957, she married Charles Elliott and in 1980 they were divorced. She was a homemaker and had worked as a legal secretary. Prior to becoming disabled, she had worked for Tidewater Publishing in Centreville.

Elliott was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Easton.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Elliott is survived by a son, Michael Elliott of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Sharon Elliott of Queenstown, and Sandra Elliott of Easton; a brother, Leon Murcavage of Sewell, N.J.; a sister, Susan Ann Frambes of Pitman, N.J.; and one grandchild. A dear friend, Ernest Lee Whitby, is deceased.

A memorial service will be at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Centreville, on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Easton.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, 114 Baptist St., Salisbury, Md. 21801.

Leon J. Kostkowski Sr.
RIDGELY - Leon Joseph Kostkowski Sr. of Ridgely died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000 at his home. He was 55.

Born Jan. 5, 1945, in Annapolis, he was the son of the late Robert and Julie Anna Hoppa Kostkowski.

He moved from Crownsville 18 years ago. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked as a machinist for Allen Family Foods in Cordova. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Easton.

He married Frances Hobbs Kostkowski 18 years ago. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Kostkowski of Ridgely; two stepsons, Gary Saulsbury of Florida and Eric Saulsbury of Georgia; one stepdaughter, Dixie Gray of Easton; a niece, Summer Edwards, whom they raised; three sisters, Eva, Gloria and Lucille; and two granddaughters. A son, Leon Kostkowski Jr., died July 21, 1992; a sister, "Sissy" Julia Anna, and his former wife, Judy Scharch, are deceased.

Services will be private. Burial will be in Ridgely Cemetery.

Emil W. Lindner
TOWSON - Emil W. Lindner of Towson died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 at Oak Crest Care Center, Parkville. He was 89.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Gertrude and Max Lindner.

Mr. Lindner is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine James of Cambridge; a brother, George Lindner of Denton; a son, Dennis Lindner, of Baltimore; and two granddaughters.

Services were held Saturday, Aug. 12, at Towson Methodist Church.

Patricia G. Lowery
OXFORD - Patricia Galen Lowery died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Talbot Hospice House in Easton. She was 84.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the sixth child of the late Joseph and Maria Kerr Galen.

After attending Sacred Heart Convents in Philadelphia and Havana, Cuba, and graduating from Miss Sayward's in Overbrook, Pa., she married Sylvester Lowery in 1936, a Philadelphia real estate developer and contract bridge Life Master, who died in 1985.

In Philadelphia, Mrs. Lowery served as Executive Secretary of the Chestnut Hill Community Association for many years and was a volunteer at the Lankenau Naval Hospital. After moving to the Jersey shore, she was Secretary at the Longport Seaview Condominium, where she and Mr. Lowery resided.

After her husband's death, she moved to Oxford and was an active volunteer at the Academy Museum and the Talbot County Free Library in Easton. She also volunteered with the Oxford Historical Society, the Oxford Community Center and the Tred Avon Players of Oxford, for whom she appeared on stage in "The Women" and "Lettice and Lovage." A lifelong friend of the noted stage and film actor, Henry Jones, she was "instrumental in bringing a premier performance of Mr. Jones' play "Good for What Ails You," to Easton's Academy Museum. Mrs. Lowery was also an avid reader and the inspiring motivator of several informal reading clubs.

She is survived by her daughter, Fiona Lowery Foster of Oxford; and her son, Rev. Brian Lowery, OSA, of San Gimignano, Italy; four granddaughters, Leslie Duncan Rush of El Paso, Texas, Leigh Duncan Marquess of Oxford, Paige Duncan Swanson of Alpharetta, Ga. and Gillian Duncan of Washington, D.C.; and six great-grandchildren. David Foster of Oxford is her son-in-law.

A Mass will be celebrated by Father Lowery for his mother on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at noon, at St. Peter's & Paul's Church in Easton.

The family suggests that memorial donations rnay be made to the Talbot Hospice, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, Md. 21601 or the Convento San Agostino, Piazza San Agostino, 53037 San Gimignano (SI) Italy.

L. Barrett Wingate
CAMBRIDGE - L. Barrett "Barry" Wingate of Cambridge died at his home Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000. He was 45.

Born at Church Creek on Nov. 19, 1954, he was the son of Estelle Sedgewick Wingate of Cambridge and the late Raymond Smith Wingate Sr. He was educated in Church Creek, Queen Anne and Centreville. He married the former Nickol A. Fauver on Dec. 3, 1993. He had operated his own lawn service for several years, and served in the Maryland Army National Guard. He had been in failing health for several months.

In addition to his wife of Trappe and his mother, he is survived by two sons, L. Barrett Wingate Jr. and Jonathan L. Wingate, both of Trappe; one daughter, Candy Hollins of Cambridge; three grandchildren, two brothers, Raymond S. Wingate Jr. and William J. Wingate, both of Cambridge; one half-brother, Allen Wingate of Cambridge; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge, where friends may call one hour before the services. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ricky Hubbard, Robbie Hubbard, Steve Brohawn, Gene Warfield, Chris Frampton, and Danny Bloodsworth.

Monday, Aug. 14
Lemuel C. Dyott
DENTON - Lemuel C. Dyott, who lived near Denton, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at his home. He was 83.

Born near Easton on March 26, 1917, he was the son of the late Thomas Edward Dyott Sr. and Naomi Viola Foster Dyott. He had lived in Caroline County for the past 43 years. He farmed and worked for the State Roads Department. He later became a mechanic and worked until he retired for Fox's Cannery in Queen Anne. Following his retirement, he worked part time at Wire Conveyor Belts in Easton and Dick's Auto Haus in Wye Mills.

Mr. Dyott is survived by his wife of 63 years, Laura Belle Dyott; three daughters, Gloria Pinkine of Denton, Norma Lloyd of Federalsburg and Barbara Bell of Denton; three sisters, Mary Pinder of Denton, Thelma Starkey of Baltimore and Hazel Seville of Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Virginia M. Bailey, and a brother, Thomas E. Dyott Jr., are deceased.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Moore Funeral Home in Denton, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. the evening before. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery in Hillsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Caroline Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 362, Denton, MD 21629.

Thomas C. Hession
HUDSON CREEK - Thomas C. Hession died at his home Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000. He was 63.

Born March 2, 1937 in Fitchburg, Mass., he was the son of the late Philip Crane and Madeline Riley Hession. He was raised and educated in Fitchburg, and graduated from Norwich University in 1958. Following a three-year stint as a pilot in the U.S. Army, he spent most of his life in Atlanta, where he was a sales manager in office supplies and equipment.

A former member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Fitchburg, he worshipped at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church in Cambridge. He was a member of Dorchester Post #91 of the American Legion, the Grand National Waterfowl Association, and Cambridge Elks Lodge #1272.

Mr. Hession is survived by a daughter, Amy H. Caputi of Milton, Fla.; a son, Thomas C. Hession Jr. of Franklin, N.C.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth R. Hession of Fitchburg, Mass., and Imelda H. Pine of Mt. Clare, Va.; his former wife of 27 years, Barbara Freeman Colvin; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Dead will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church in Cambridge. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery in Fitchburg, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Neck District Volunteer Fire Company 945 Cooks Point Rd., Cambridge; or the Norwich University Scholarship Fund, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663.

William L. Jump Jr.
DENTON - William L. Jump Jr. died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 81.

Born in Hobbs, he was the son of the late Rev. William L. Jump Sr. and Cathell Ward Jump. Until his retirement in 1984, he had been an accountant for M&L GMC in Federalsburg. Following his retirement, he was the accountant for B&R Automotive Supply in Denton. He had been a member of the Denton Church of the Nazarene, and had played the organ at the Denton Wesleyan Church for 21 years.

Mr. Jump is survived by his wife, Marguerite P. Jump of Denton; one son, William L. Jump III of Snow Hill; one daughter, Donna J. Harrison of Tilghman; one brother, J. Ward Jump of Columbia; and two grandsons. A sister, Audrey J. Marshall, is deceased.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Moore Funeral Home in Denton, where friends may call one hour before the service. Burial will be in Denton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Denton Church of the Nazarene, 10660 Greensboro Rd., Denton, MD 21629; the Denton Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 262, Denton, MD 21629; or the William L. Jump Jr. Organ Fund, P.O. Box 192, Tilghman, MD 21671.

Nancy M. Matthew
HURLOCK - Nancy M. Matthew of Hurlock died at the Glasgow Nursing Home in Cambridge on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000. She was 99.

Born June 17, 1901 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Maxwell. She worked at Richardson Style Shop in Cambridge for many years. She married Spencer Forrest. Following his death, she married Richard A. Matthew in 1968. He, too, predeceased her. She was a member of Unity Washington United Methodist Church in Hurlock, and a former member of Eastern Star Mizpah Chapter 31 in East New Market.

Mrs. Matthew is survived by three nieces: Janet Ewing, Esther Humphries and Joyce Bailey, all of Hurlock.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Zeller Funeral Home in East New Market, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14. Burial will follow in East New Market Cemetery.

Irene E. Roxburgh
EASTON - Irene E. Roxburgh of Easton died at the Memorial Hospital at Easton on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000. She was 85.

Born in Cheshire County, England, on Jan. 29, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Mary Turner Hand. She attended the Hunter Street Girls School in Cheshire County. In 1937 she married Robert Duncan Roxburgh. During World War II she held clerical positions with the Army, Navy and Air Force Institutes in England and France.

In 1954 she moved to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. She moved to Easton in the 1960s, and worked as a nurse's aide at Memorial Hospital for a number of years. She was a member of Trinity Cathedral.

Mrs. Roxburgh is survived by a niece, Leslie Dewhurst of London, England.

Memorial services will be held at Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough St., Easton, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Trinity Cathedral, 315 Goldsborough St., Easton, MD 21601. Arrangements are by the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Kay George Shapiro
CAMBRIDGE - Kay George Shapiro of Cambridge died at the Memorial Hospital at Easton on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000. She was 43.

Born in Cambridge on Aug. 23, 1956, she was the daughter of Charles Dennis George Jr. and the late Virginia Rose Bell George. She attended public schools in Cambridge, and graduated from Cambridge-South Dorchester High School in 1974. A secretary by profession, she lived in Washington, D.C. for 10 years and Allentown, Pa., for 10 years.

In addition to her father, Mrs. Shapiro is survived by her husband, Marc Shapiro of Allentown; one son, Kyle L. Shapiro of Allentown; two sisters, Jacqueline L. Gambrill and Gale A. Simmons, both of Cambridge; two brothers, Charles D. George of Easton and James T. George of Ridgely; her stepfather, William C. Shenton of of Woolford; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge, where friends may call one hour before the service. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613.

L. Barrett Wingate
CAMBRIDGE - L. Barrett "Barry" Wingate of Cambridge died at his home Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000. He was 45.

Born at Church Creek on Nov. 19, 1954, he was the son of Estelle Sedgewick Wingate and the late Raymond Smith Wingate Sr. He was educated in Church Creek, Queen Anne and Centreville. He married Nickol A. Fauver on Dec. 3, 1993. He had operated his own lawn service for several years, and served in the Maryland Army National Guard.

In addition to his wife and his mother, he is survived by two sons, L. Barrett Wingate Jr. and Jonathan L. Wingate, both of Trappe; two brothers, Raymond S. Wingate Jr. and William J. Wingate, both of Cambridge; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Thomas Funeral Home in Cambridge, where friends may call one hour before the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Sunday, Aug. 13
Stanley L. Britt
DENTON - Stanley L. Britt of Ridgely died Friday, August 11, 200, at Bay View-Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. He was 73.

Born at Huntingdon, Tenn., he was the son of the late Caroline Hampton.

As a child he moved to Caroline County, where he was raised by his aunts and where he attended public schools. He served in the U.S. Air Force and had been employed by Fox's Cannery in Queen Anne, and by Arthur Hammer near Ridgely. He retired from Grasonville Fisheries in Ridgely in 1984.

He was a member of the Mannie Scott American Legion Post No. 193, and had been a player and manager for the Cordova Hawks baseball team.

Mr. Britt is survived by his wife, Savanah Helen Britt; six sons, Stanley Britt of Tampa, Fla., Larry Britt, Kevin Britt, Melvin Pinkney and Jerry Newman, all of Ridgely, and Norris Newman of Denton; seven daughters, Diana Jackson of Orange, N.J., Angela Edmund of Tampa, Fla., Mary Shoultz of Philadelphia, Pa., Savannah Walker of Denton, Dolly Britt of Ridgely, Eleanor Flamer of Wilmington, Del. and Evangeline Pinkney of Centreville; 35 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, at Allen A.M.E. Church, Thomastown. Burial will be at Maryland Eastern Shore Veteran's Cemetery, Hurlock. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 until 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Allen A.M.E. Church Building Fund, P.O. box 84, Hillsboro, Md. 21641.

Mary A. Cannon
CAMBRIDGE - Mary Ann Cannon of Cambridge died Thursday, August 20, 2000, at Dorchester General Hospital. She was 77.

Born June 9, 1923, in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Brice Abraham and Mary Windsor Dean.

A graduate of Cambridge High School, she had been employed many years ago with DuPont.

Her husband, Edward R. Cannon died March 19, 1998.

Mrs. Cannon is survived by one brother, Thomas Dean of Salisbury; two grandsons, Brent E. Cannon and Garret R. Cannon, both of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Cannon, also of Ormond Beach. Deceased are one son, W. Edward Cannon, one sister, Hanna D. Tobin, and two brothers, Robert B. Dean and G. Winfield Dean.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 13, at Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Dorchester Family YMCA, 201 Talbot Avenue, Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Ray E. Harris
EASTON - Ray Eldridge Harris of Easton died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at the William Hill Manor, Easton. He was 93.

Born May 2, 1907, in Little Birch, W.Va., he was the son of the late George R. and Nannie Henderson Harris.

Following graduation from high school in Sutton, W.Va., Mr. Harris attended Marshall University, graduating in 1931. In 1935 he graduated from West Virginia University, and later did graduate studies at the University of Chicago. He was principal at Calhoun County High School and then taught at Parkersburg High School in West Virginia. In 1946, he began a career at Shepherd College where he was professor and chair of the Math and Science Division, retiring in 1972.

Mr. Harris served on three Governors Education Commissions and was the president of the West Virginia Association of Higher Education from 1960 until 1961. Active in the professional and honorary botany associations, he did extensive writing on flora culture for high school textbooks.

Mr. Harris was a past chairman of the official board of the New Street Methodist Church in Shepherdstown, W.Va., past president of the Shepherdstown Men's Club and of Shepherdstown Town Council.

Mr. Harris' wife, Delberta Davis Harris, whom he married in 1936, died in 1971.

Mr. Harris is survived by two daughters, Barbara H. Osburn of Easton and H. Anne Harris of Annapolis; three brothers, Stanley R. Harris of Morgantown, W.Va., Earl K. Harris of Towson and Ernie W. Harris of Sutton, W.Va.; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be private.

Burial will be at a later date.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Cynthia M. Hastings
EAST NEW MARKET - Cynthia Marie Hastings of Puckum died Friday, August 11, 2000, at her home. She was 42.

Born July 5, 1958 at Baltimore, she was the daughter of Grace Louise Disney of Puckum and the late Charles Tyson Harris.

Mrs. Hastings was owner and chief executive officer of C.M.H. Incorporated, a contracting company.

She was a member of American Legion Post No. 91, Ladies Auxiliary, in Cambridge, and the Moose Lodge in Cambridge.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Hastings is survived by her husband, Robert Raymond Hastings of Puckum, to whom she was married Nov. 22, 1987; a daughter, Michelle Lynn Kukta of Puckum; three stepsons, Robert R. Hastings III of Greenwood, Del., Aaron Richard Hastings of Denton and Charles W. Hastings of Seaford; four brothers, Larry F. Mohr of Seaford, Jimmy Wayne Harris of Salisbury, Edward C. Disney Jr. of Fruitland and Charles Edward Disney of Merritt Island, Fla.; a sisters, Shirley Ann Disney of Baltimore; her stepfather, Edward C. Disney of Puckum; and six grandchildren. Her first husband, John Kukta Jr. is deceased.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, at Zeller Funeral Home, East New Market. Burial will be at Eldorado Cemetery. Friends may call at Mrs. Hastings home in Puckum on Sunday from 6 until 8 p.m., and at the funeral home on Monday from 1 until 2 p.m.

Eldridge W. Rippons
CAMBRIDGE - Eldridge W. "Capt. El" Rippons of Hoopersville died Friday, August 11, 2000, at Dorchester General Hospital. He was 70.

Born Aug. 8, 1930, at Hoopersville, he was the son of the late Thomas Cleveland and Mary Adams Rippons.

A 1947 graduate of Hoopers Island High School, he operated Elco Sales and Services, then worked at Hall and Doty Plumbing. He and his wife operated Rips Seafood Market for 12 years. Mr. Rippons also was a commercial waterman.

On Dec. 13, 1951, he married Laura Lane. She died July 30, 1992.

He was a member of Hoopers Island United Methodist Church, an honorary member of Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company, a member of the Dorchester County Waterman's Association, Cambridge Lodge No. 66 A.F. & A.M., Boumi Temple and Scottish Rite.

Mr. Rippons is survived by two daughters, Mary "Jenny" Rippons Collevechio and Cynthia Rippons Forester, both of Trappe; one son, Eldridge W. Rippons Jr. of Hoopersville; two sisters, Ethel Josephine Parks of Hoopersville and Anna M. Hall of Cambridge; and five grandchildren. Deceased are one sister, Ada Jones, two brothers, Melvin Rippons and C. Leroy Rippons Sr., and one granddaughter.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, at Hoopers Memorial United Methodist Church, Hoopersville. Burial will be at Old Trinity Churchyard. Friends may call on Monday from 7 until 9 p.m., at Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge, where members of Cambridge Lodge No. 66 will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Hoopers Memorial United Methodist church, c/o Carolyn Noland, 1728 Hoopersville Road, Hoopersville Md. 21634.

Catherine N. Sard
CAMBRIDGE - Catherine Nora Sard of Cambridge, formerly of Trappe, died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at Chesapeake Woods Center, Cambridge. She was 89.

Born Dec. 2, 1910, in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Florence Brumbaugh Lasier.

She grew up in the Harmony area. After attending public school in Caroline County, she married Lloyd Earl Sard in 1929. The resided in Trappe. Mr. Sard died in February 1990.

She was a member of Countryside Christian Church in Cambridge.

Mrs. Sard is survived by two daughters, Evelyn V. Parillo of Hurlock and Virginia M. McGrath of Cambridge; three sons, Lloyd A Sard and William H. Sard, both of Bruceville and Ronald L. Sard of Preston; a sister, Ethel Elliot of Dunnsville, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Deceased are two sons, Jesse Sard and Alan Sard, one daughter, Marjorie Halsey, one sister, Mary Lasier and one granddaughter.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 14, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Cordova.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m.

Last Week's Obituaries
Friday, Aug. 11
Christopher A. Bloodsworth
CAMBRIDGE - Christopher A. Bloodsworth of Cambridge, newborn son of Shane Bloodsworth and Teresa Bennett, both of Cambridge, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Louis R. Bennett of Hurlock and Joan Brooks of Denton; his paternal grandmother, Cindy Hastings-Cannon of Cambridge; his maternal great-grandmother, Ada Rosalie Bennett of Hurlock; his paternal great-grandmother, Frances Bloodsworth of Cambridge; and two brothers, Corey Alan Bennett and Craig Alan Bennett Jr.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11 at East New Market Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Soul's Harbor Church of God, 718 Peachblossom Ave., Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Home, Cambridge.

Esther P. Harrington
TIMONIUM - Esther Potter Harrington of Timonium, formerly of Easton, died Friday, July 25, 2000 at Stella Maris Nursing Home. She was 96.

Born Jan. 6, 1904 in Hamilton, she was the daughter of the late William Wolk and the late Mable Dunham.

Her husband, W. Stuart Harrington, is deceased.

A homemaker and a sales clerk, she was active in the Memorial Hospital volunteers.

She was the devoted mother of Carolyn P. Burrows of Vaugh, Mont. and Jean H. Matthews and her husband, Donald H., of Sparks; dear sister of Nellie P. Jones of Easton and the late Marvin D. Potter, Benjamin Potter, William W. Potter, Dorothy P. Gise and Carolyn P. Harris. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Old Wye Episcopal Church, Wye Mills. The Rev. Charles Osberger of Old Wye Episcopal Church will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Arrangements are by Lemmon Funeral Home, Timonium.

Robert S. Preston
DENTON - Robert Son Preston of Denton, died at Caroline Nursing Home in Denton, on August 9, 2000 at the age of 86.

He was born at Monticello, Florida on February 19, 1914, the son of the late Lonnie and Mazie Preston.

He had previously served as minister of the Church of Christ in Preston. He also was a farmer known as a professional cowboy and worked for the Worms Farming.

Mr. Preston is survived by his wife of 48 years, Novella Jackson Preston of Denton; four children, Sharon L. Johnson of Winterhaven, Fla., William W. Preston of Baltimore, Mary L. Sewell of Lake Whales, Fla. Idella L. Anderson of Gainesville, Fla., thirteen grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Anna Mae Brown Lane of Ocala, Fla., Minnie Preston Hall of Tallahasse, Fla. and Anna Mae Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla. He was preceded in death by one brother, Willie Preston, and four sisters, Mary Davis, Charlotte Powell, Patsy Mae Polk, and Com Byrd.

Services were on Tuesday, August 15, at 2 p.m. at Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg. Burial followed at Federal Hill Cemetery in Federalsburg.

Donald E. Weir
FEDERALSBURG - Donald E. Weir of Federalsburg, died Wednesday, August 9, 2000 in Caroline Nursing Home in Denton of heart failure. He was 74.

Born in Denton, he was the son of the late William Harold Weir and Mary Estelle Duffey Weir.

He lived in Caroline County all his life, where he served as a Maryland State Police sergeant for 27 years, retiring in 1975. He then worked for the Caroline County Sherrif's Department for several years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Mr. Weir is survived by his wife, Billie A. Weir of Federalsburg; one daughter, Donna S. Warren of Parsonsburg; two brothers: W. Harold "Bill" Weir of Federalsburg and Raymond Weir of Marydel; three sisters, Dorothy Gauzza of White Plaines, N.Y., Clara Greenwood, Del. and Lillian Standard of Chester, N.J.; and one grandchild. Three brothers, Alan Weir, Robert Weir, and James Weir, and one sister, Betty W. Williams, are deceased.

A graveside service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, August 13, in Denton Cemetery in Denton. There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Caroline Hospice Foundation, PO Box 362, Denton, Maryland 21629 or the Caroline Nursing Home, 520 Kerr Avenue, Denton, Maryland 21629.

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

John W. White
ST. MICHAELS - John Wilbert White of St. Michaels died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 in Genesis Eldercare in Easton. He was 85.

Born Aug. 13, 1914 in Cape Charles, Va., he was the son of the late Eva F. White and Joseph White.

He received his education in Norfolk, Va. school system and at Booker T. Washington School.

He worked for seven years at the Memorial Hospital at Easton and also worked at a seafood plant.

He was a member of Union United Methodist Church in St. Michaels.

Mr. White is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lorenzo White of Easton, and one sister, Arstead Johnson. A son, John Wilbert White Jr., three sisters, and two brothers are deceased.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Union United Methodist Church, St. Michaels, where friends may call two hours prior to the services. Burial will be in Charles Thomas Cemetery, St Michaels.

Arrangements are by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton.

Thursday, Aug. 10
Rev. Paul M. Dill
HARRINGTON, Del. - Rev. Paul Major Dill of Harrington, Del., died Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at the Bay Health Center in Milford, Del. of complications of diabetes. He was 76.

Born in Denton, he was the son of the late Ralph T. Dill and Florence N. Jester Dill. He graduated from Caroline High School in 1941. He proudly served in the Ninth U.S. Army in the South Pacific during WWII. He had owned and operated Dill Plumbing, Heating, and Construction Co. as well as Dill's Grocery Store in Denton.

As a clergymen, he pastored White's Chapel in Harrington, Del. He had also pastored the Denton Church of the Nazarene where he led the church through three building programs and a relocation. He was deeply loved by his congregations.

His wife, Rowena May Dill, died Nov. 7, 1980.

Rev. Dill is survive by one son, Rev. Thomas A. Dill Sr. and his wife Barbara of Lynchburg, Va.; two daughters, Judith Lee Masten and her husband Charles of Harrington and Mary Elizabeth Dobies and her husband Mike of Milford, Del.; three brothers, Rev. Robert Dill of Smyrna, Del., Donald D. Dill and Joseph B Dill, both of Denton; four sisters, Ellen Louise Hamfeldt of Sussex, N.J., Rosalie Voshell of Felton, Del., Virginia Brady of Dover, Del, Joyce Voshell of Viola, Del.; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 12, at the Denton Church of the Nazarene, Denton. Friends may call at Moore Funeral Home, Denton 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. Burial will be in the Denton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be sent to the Denton Church of the Nazarene Fund, 10660 Greensboro Road, Denton, Md. 21629.

Elmer G. Donoho Jr.
PRESTON - Elmer G. Donoho Jr. of Preston died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at The Pines Genesis Eldercare in Easton. He was 83.

Born July 31, 1917 in Linkwood, Dorchester County, he was the son of the late Elmer G. Donoho Sr. and Lydia Bradley Donoho.

He began work with this father at Donoho Truck Body Building in Preston and had been employed as a truck driver by Tri-Gas & Oil Co. and Preston Trucking. He was a life-long member of the Preston Volunteer Fire Co. A World War II veteran, he served as a Tech 5 with the U.S. Army Troop C 6th Cavalry Mechanized Reconnaissance Squadron from Feb. 9, 1943 to Jan. 22, 1946. Serving in Central Europe, he received the African European Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.

Mr. Donoho is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna Burklew "Ann" Donoho, whom he married March 1, 1947; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and Carol D. Donoho of Brookeville; two grandsons, Sean Michael Donoho and Bryan Andrew, and a son by a previous marriage, E. Bryce Donoho. A brother, Bryce B. Donoho, is deceased.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Beulah. The Rev. Peter Smith will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of God, 101 Bloomingdale Ave., Federalsburg, Md. 21632.

Arrangements are by Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, in Federalsburg.

Betty Mae Glenn
ROCK HALL - Betty Mae Glenn of Rock Hall, died at her home on August 8, 2000. She was 74.

Born on January 14, 1926 in Skinners Neck, Rock Hall, she was the daughter of the late Melvin L. "Knobby" and Mary S. Kelley Glenn.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Glenn is survived by two brothers, Ronald Glenn and Kenneth Glenn both of Rock Hall; three sisters, Patsy Higgs (with whom she lived) and Lucille Strokes, both of Rock Hall, and Shirley Palmatory of Millington.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 11, at 11 a.m. at Wesley Cemetery in Rock Hall. Friends may call on Thursday at the home of the of Patsy Higgs between then hours of 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Rock Hall Vol. Fire Department P.O. Box 577 Rock Hall, Md. 21661.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall.

Esther P. Harrington
TIMONIUM - Esther Potter Harrington of Timonium, formerly of Easton, died Friday, July 25, 2000 at Stella Maris Nursing Home. She was 96.

Born Jan. 6, 1904 in Hamilton, she was the daughter of the late William Wolk and the late Mable Dunham.

Her husband, W. Stuart Harrington, is deceased.

A homemaker and a sales clerk, she was active in the Memorial Hospital volunteers.

She was the devoted mother of Carolyn P. Burrows of Vaugh, Mont. and Jean H. Matthews and her husband, Donald H., of Sparks; dear sister of Nellie P. Jones of Easton and the late Marvin D. Potter, Benjamin Potter, William W. Potter, Dorothy P. Gise and Carolyn P. Harris. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Old Wye Episcopal Church, Wye Mills. The Rev. Charles Osberger of Old Wye Episcopal Church will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Arrangements are by Lemmon Funeral Home, Timonium.

Charles E. Knell Jr.
STEVENSVILLE - Charles E."Charlie" Knell Jr., of Stevensville, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis. He was 49.

Born Nov. 11, 1950 in Baltimore, he was the son of Charles E. Knell Sr. and Jean Fitzgerald.

After graduating from Calvert Hall High School in Baltimore, he attended University of Maryland Baltimore County. He owned Allied Capital Mortgage Corp. and was a settlement officer for Capital Title. He was an active A.A. member.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Knell is survived by his wife, Linda M. Sterling of Stevensville, whom he married Nov. 18, 1988; and a sister, Cindy Franz of Virginia Beach, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Christ Episcopal Church in Stevensville.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 132 Queenstown, MD., 21658.

Carol A. Richter
STEVENSVILLE - Carol Ann Richter of Stevensville died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000 after complications from a long struggle with pulmonary hypertension. While awaiting a double-lung transplant, Carol fought for insurance and regulatory reform and became involved in organ transplant research. She was 53.

Born in Baltimore, she lived with her family in Chicago and Pennsylvania before settling on Kent Island. She enjoyed spending time with her family, tennis, reading, dancing, cooking and entertaining, especially at Christmas. She never missed an Oriole game and she never passed up a chance to sit by the pool or to read a book on the beach.

Mrs. Richter is survived by her husband of 34 years, Brian; her son, Matthew of EarIville, Pa.; her daughter, Amy Reilly of Churchton; her brother, Michael of Old Lyme, Conn.; and her two grandchildren, Jackson and Patrick.

The family will receive friends and neighbors at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Chester on Friday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Chester.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in memory of Carol Richter be made to the Transplant Resource Center of Maryland, 1540 Caton Center Drive, Suite R, Baltimore, Md. 21227.

Wallace W. Skinner
EASTON - Wallace William Skinner of Easton died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. He was 83.

Born June 5, 1917, he was the son of the late John Skinner and Sarah Williams Skinner.

Mr. Skinner is survived by his wife, Viola W. Skinner of Easton; and a son, Wallace Skinner Jr.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12 at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Easton, where friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in The New Chapel Cemetery, Easton.

Charles J. Wabeck
SALISBURY - Charles J. Wabeck, died Monday morning at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury from pneumonia and complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma that he had been battling for several years.

He was professor emeritus of animal and avian sciences on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources faculty of the University of Maryland, College Park. Wabeck retired last year after 30 years as a Maryland Cooperative Extension poultry processing specialist with the University of Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center, first at Salisbury and then at Princess Anne for the past 15 years. He was well-known as a poultry processing industry leader, both in the Delmarva area and throughout the nation.

He served for many years as superintendent of the 4-H poultry and rabbit shows at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. He also coached Maryland 4-H poultry judging teams several times to high standings in regional and national youth competition. One of his teams won the national championship in 1987. He served from 1989 to 1994 chairperson of the national 4-H poultry and egg judging contest, and he was a co-author of the National 4-H Poultry Judging Manual, published in 1983.

His list of awards includes recognition from Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture; the Medal of Achievement from Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.; a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and the Blue and Gold award from the Maryland FFA Association. He won the Pfizer Extension Award in 1997 for distinguished service to the nation's poultry industry.

Wabeck was a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Extension (MACE) Poultry Health and Management Unit, and he served on the planning committee for every MACE regional meeting on practical biosecurity for poultry during the past 13 years.

He also was actively involved with program planning for the National Meeting on Poultry Health and Processing, sponsored during October each year in Ocean City by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. and he assisted with educational displays and demonstrations for many years during the annual Delmarva Chicken Festival.

Born at Montague, Mass., he earned academic degrees in poultry science from the University of Massachusetts and the University of New Hampshire. He earned a Ph.D. degree in food science at Purdue University.

Wabeck is survived by his wife, Sandra Wabeck of Salisbury; a daughter, Karen Wabeck of Miami, Fla.; a son, John Wabeck of Napa, Calif., and his mother, Laura Wabeck of Greenfield, Mass.

Funeral services are scheduled Friday at 11 a.m. in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Hugh B. Williams
ROCK HALL - Hugh Branham Williams of Rock Hall died of heart failure Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 69.

Born in Lewes, Del., he was the son of the late Charles S. and Julia Branham Williams.

He spent his early years in Delaware, later graduating from Harvard University. He continued his education at Columbia University in New York City where he completed two years of law school. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

For 35 years he worked for IBM in New York retiring as executive in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Williams and his wife Gwyn moved to Rock Hall. He donated his time to several organizations in Chestertown and Kent County helping them to establish computer programs and designing web sites.

In addition to his wife of 20 years, Mr. Williams is survived by his four daughters, Gwynne B. Williams of Milford, Conn., Marguerite B. Williams and Holly M. Williams, both of San Francisco, and Jennifer N. Barr of Columbia; three sons, Joseph J. Williams of Syracuse, N.Y., A. Stephen Barr of Philadelphia, and Christopher Williams of Newport, R.I.; two sisters, Anne Blake of Chico, Calif., and Gwynne Jacobs of New York City; and two grandchildren. A brother, C. Sumner Williams, died in January of this year.

Services and burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Kent County Unit, 711 Washington Ave., # 29-174, Chestertown, Md 21610.

Wednesday, Aug. 9
Lt. Col. William M. Brulle
EASTON - Lt. Col. William Morris Brulle, U.S. Army/Retired of Easton died Saturday, July 29, 2000 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 93.

Born in Fredericksburg, Va. on July 20, 1907, he was the son of the late William Henry and Rose Frances Stoll Brulle.

A 1932 graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Economics, he earned a Masters Degree in Financial Management from George Washington University in 1967. Following his graduation from Johns Hopkins, he taught for a year and was associated with the Baltimore Emergency Relief Committee as a social worker for four years. He then worked for the Commercial Credit Corporation until joining the U.S. Army in 1942. During World War II, he served in the European Theatre of Operations in Military Government. He retired from the military in 1960, at which time he moved to Easton.

Lt. Col. Brulle was a member of the AARP, a former member of the Miles River Power Squadron, the B P.O. Elks, Lodge #1622, Easton, and the Talbot County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League.

His wife, the former Ernestine M. Summers, whom he married in 1946, died in 1980.

Lt. Col. Brulle is survived by a sister, Marjorie B. Shook of Irvington, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with military honors were held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 814 Light Street, Baltimore, Md. 21230.

Arrangements are by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Evelyne M. Hurt
EASTON - Evelyne Martha Hudgins Hurt of Easton, died on Monday, August 7, 2000, at the William Hill Manor in Easton. She was 87.

Born in Roanoke, Va. on May 19, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Royal Lambert and Jetty Lou Page Hudgins.

She was a graduate of Jefferson Senior High School in Roanoke, Va. In February 1938 she married John W. Hurt Sr. They made their home in Roanoke, Va., then Northumberland, Pa. and in 1949 moved to Easton. Mrs. Hurt had primarily been a homemaker for her family. She did, however, cherish her many years in the Easton Jr. and Sr. High School, where many of the students were "her kids." She then took that experience to the St. Michaels Drive Inn Restaurant, a family operation that she managed along with her husband for many years. She was a volunteer at St. Marks Thrift Shop, Easton, where she was a member of the St. Marks Methodist Women.

Her husband, John William Hurt Sr., died in August 1989.

She was a charter member of the St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Easton and a member of the Miller Rebekah Lodge #65 in Easton.

Mrs. Hurt is survived by a daughter, Polly H. Watts of Easton; a son, John W. Hurt Jr. of Easton; a sister, Edna Hudgins of Newbern, N.C.; five grandchildren and 10 [1/2]1/2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at St. Marks United Methodist Church, Easton, on Friday, August 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Fellows Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton with Jay Hurt, Lee Coulby Jr., Rick Coulby Sr. Jim Perkins, Dan Swann and Bill Ditman serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Marks Endowment Fund 100 Peachblossom Rd. Easton Md. 21601.

Mildred Lavina LeCates
CHESTERTOWN - Mildred Lavina LeCates of Chestertown died on August 7, 2000, at Magnolia Hall Nursing Center in Chestertown. She was 95.

Born near Chestertown, on July 6, 1905, she was the daughter of the late George V. Hatcherson and the late Eva Downey Hatcherson Lee.

Mrs. LeCates graduated from Chestertown High School and went to work for C&P Telephone Company as an operator for 40 years retiring in 1967. In 1929 she married Conrad "Simms" LeCates. He later died in 1994.

Mrs. LeCates was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #86 for 55 years where she served as Past Worthy Matron, Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1961 to 1963 and as Grand Representative to Utah from 1967 to 1971.

A brother, Robert R. Hatcherson Sr., and a sister, Mabel Taylor, are deceased.

Funeral services will be held graveside on Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at 1 p.m. at Chester Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday prior to the services, at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home from 11:30 to 12:15 p.m. when an Eastern Star Service will be held at 12:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers may be made to the Kent and Queen Anne's Rescue Squad P.O. Box 126 Chestertown, Md. 21620.

Naomi E. Slacum
CAMBRIDGE - Naomi E. Slacum of Cambridge died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at her home in Cambridge. She was 95.

Born in Cambridge on March 18, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Montgomery and Martha Todd.

She was raised and attended public schools in Dorchester County. As a young girl she traveled extensively on the Bay with her father who was a well-known boat captain. In 1923 she was married to Mr. Slacum and moved to Taylor's Island. Mr. Slacum was a clerk in the store of the late Bryon Harrington and later operated his own general store. In 1952 the Slacums moved to Cambridge. She worked at Shuffler's Restaurant, The Variety Corner, and later Craig's Drug Store until retiring. Mr. Slacum passed away in February of 1958.

Mrs. Slacum is survived by one daughter, Yvonne S. Dayton of Cambridge and six grandchildren. Three sons, Sidney E. Slacum, Gordon G. Slacum and C. Navy Slacum are deceased.

Funeral services will be graveside but private at Dorchester Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 502 Race St., Cambridge, MD. 21613.

Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Home.

Margaret Tompkins
EAST NEW MARKET - Margaret Tompkins of East New Market died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge. She was 94.

Born April 23, 1906 in Marcus Hook, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William L. and Mary McNamara.

She married Theodore S. Tompkins on Oct. 17, 1957 and moved from Marcus Hook to Green Point, after spending 20 years there as regular visitors. Mr. Tompkins died Sept. 5, 1987.

She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Secretary, which she had attended for the last 70 years.

Mrs. Tompkins is survived by two nephews, Donald Proctor and Kenneth Gentry, both of Hurlock.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Thursday, Aug. 10 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Secretary. Burial will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery of the Eastern Shore, Beulah.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Dorchester County Unit, c/o Doris Weber, 5163 Maple Dam Road, Cambridge, Md. 21613 or to the American Heart Association, c/o Lorraine Dickerson, 10 Harris Drive, Cambridge, Md. 21613.

Arrangements are by Zeller Funeral Home, East New Market.

Tuesday, Aug. 8
Mary A. Clark
HARRINGTON, Del. - Mary A. Clark, of Harrington, died Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at Capital Nursing Home, Dover, Del. She was 101.

Born in Greensboro, she was the daughter of the late John and Augusta Spencer Urrie.

A homemaker, she was a lifelong member of Calvary Wesleyan Church.

Her husband, John Albert "Jack" Clark, died in 1964.

Mrs. Clark is survived by a son, Harold W. Clark of Dover; a daughter, Lucille M. Murphy of Dover; a sister, Anna Hubbard of Greensboro; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Six children, Stanley A., Orville A. and Irving J. Clark, Pauline Kohland, Ruth Bloom and Doris Gahagen, are deceased.

Services were held at Calvary Wesleyan Church, Harrington. Burial was at Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.

Arrangements by McKnatt Funeral Home, Harrington.

Elmer G. Donoho
PRESTON - Elmer G. Donoho Jr. of Preston died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at The Pines Genesis Eldercare in Easton. He was 83.

Born July 31, 1917 in Linkwood, Dorchester County, he was the son of the late Elmer G. Donoho Sr. and Lydia Bradley Donoho.

He began work with this father at Donoho Truck Body Building in Preston and had been employed as a truck driver by Tri-Gas & Oil Co. and Preston Trucking. He was a life-long member of the Preston Volunteer Fire Co. A World War II veteran, he served as a Tech 5 with the U.S. Army Troop C 6th Cavalry Mechanized Reconnaissance Squadron from Feb. 9, 1943 to Jan. 22, 1946. Serving in Central Europe, he received the African European Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.

Mr. Donoho is survived by his wife of 53 years, Anna Burklew "Ann" Donoho, whom he married March 1, 1947; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and Carol D. Donoho of Brookeville, Md.; three grandsons, Sean Michael Donoho, Bryan Andrew and Bryce E. Donoho. A brother, Bryce B. Donoho, is deceased.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Beulah. The Rev. Peter Smith will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Church of God, 101 Bloomingdale Ave., Federalsburg, Md. 21632.

Arrangements are by Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, in Federalsburg.

Mary H. Lawing
EASTON - Mary Hicks Lawing of Easton died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at the William Hill Manor in Easton. She was 91.

Born March 26, 1909 in Iredell County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Janola Kellar Hicks.

After graduating from high school in Iredell County, she graduated from the Cosmetologist School for Beauticians in North Carolina. As a cosmetologist and licensed electrologist, she worked for the House of Beauty in Maiden, N.C., until retiring in the early 1980s. After her husband, Alvin L. Lawing Sr., died in 1995, she moved to Easton.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Easton, a past member of the First Baptist Church in Orlando, Fla., where she sang in the choir, and a past member of the First Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C., where she was a soprano soloist and teacher.

Mrs. Lawing is survived by a son, Alvin L. Lawing Jr. of Easton, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.

Private graveside services will be in Maiden, N.C.

Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton.

Elizabeth B. Miller
KENNEDYVILLE - Elizabeth B. Miller of Kennedyville died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000 at Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown. She was 93.

Born in Kennedyville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Hill and Emma Grantlin Beasten.

She married Ralph E. Miller in 1923. They farmed most of their lives and were active in the farming community. Mr. Miller died Oct. 9, 1966.

In her earlier years, Mrs. Miller was active with both the Kent County Farm Bureau and the Ladies Aid of the United Methodist Church in Galena. She later became a member of Shrewsbury Episcopal Church in Kennedyville.

Mrs. Miller is survived by three daughters, Rebecca M. Startt and Hester M. Bryden, both of Chestertown, and Edna M. Brooks of Huntington, W.Va.; one brother, Albert Hill Beasten of Earleville; a sister, Edna Peaper Ferguson of Newark, Del.; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Three sons, Harold E., Roger B., and Ralph I. Miller, and a sister, Bertha B. Miller, are deceased.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown, where friends may call at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Chester Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Hugh B. Williams
ROCK HALL - Hugh Barnham Williams of Rock Hall died of heart failure Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. He was 69.

Born in Lewes, Del., he was the son of the late William S. and Julia Barnham Williams.

He spent his early years in Delaware, later graduating from Harvard University. He continued his education at Columbia University in New York City where he completed two years of law school. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

For 35 years he worked for IBM in New York retiring as executive in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Williams and his wife Gwyn moved to Rock Hall. He donated his time to several organizations in Chestertown and Kent County helping them to establish computer programs and designing web sites.

In addition to his wife of 20 years, Mr. Williams is survived by his four daughters, Gwynne B. Williams of Milford, Conn., Marguerite B. Williams and Holly M. Williams, both of San Francisco, and Jennifer N. Barr of Columbia; three sons, Joseph J. Williams of Syracuse, N.Y., A. Stephen Barr of Philadelphia, and Christopher Williams of Newport, R.I.; two sisters, Anne Blake of Chico, Calif., and Gwynne Jacobs of New York City; and two grandchildren. A brother, C. Sumner Williams, died in January of this year.

Services and burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Kent County Unit, 711 Washington Ave., # 29-174, Chestertown, Md., 21610.

Monday, Aug. 7
There were no Obituaries published in the Aug. 7 edition of The Star Democrat

Sunday, Aug. 6
Elizabeth N. Daffin
DENTON - Elizabeth N. Daffin of Denton, and formerly of Federalsburg, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton. She was 80.

Born July 4, 1920 in Hurlock, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Catherine M. Nossick Navratil.

Her husband of 52 years, Raymond F. Daffin, died on on Feb. 12, 1993.

She and her husband owned and operated the Daffin Store in American Corner, near Federalsburg for over forty-two years.

She was a member of the Easton Moose Lodge #1520, and was a member and employee of the Senior Center in Denton. She attended St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Denton.

Mrs. Daffin is survived by a son, Ronald F. Daffin of Denton; a daughter, Kay C. Cooper of Ridgely; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Dad of Calabash, N.C. and a brother Charles N. Navratil of High Point, N.C.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 7 , at 11 a.m. at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, in Federalsburg. Burial will follow in Hill Crest Cemetery in Federalsburg. There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Benedictine School Foundation, 14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgley, MD 21660.

William M. Evey Jr.
Baltimore - William Marlin Evey Jr. of Baltimore, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000. He was 49.

Born April 18, 1951 in Wellsboro, Pa., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Evey Sr. of Preston and the late Mary Mae Inscho Evey.

He had a master's of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Every is survived by his wife Lorna Smith Evey of BelAir; three sisters, Susan Slowinski of Colrain, Mass., Katherine Christopher of Federalsburg, Janice Burt of Preston; and two brothers, Scott Evey of Preston and Thomas Evey of Preston.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran, Hamilton, Baltimore. Friends may visit at Ruck Townson Funeral Home, Townson on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will take place at Moorland Memorial Park.

Memorial donations can be made to Huntington's Disease Society of Maryland.

Morgan Mayolo
RIVERDALE - Morgan Mayolo of Riverdale, died on Aug. 1, 2000. He was 41.

Mr. Mayolo is survived by a brother, Vincent II of Western Maryland, Shawn Mayolo of Portland, Ore. and Rhea Green of Preston; His parents Vincent and Mary Ann Mayolo are deceased.

Funeral services will be graveside at Lake Memorial Gardens in Davidson. Friends may call Gasch's Funeral Home in Hyattsville on Aug. 7 from noon until 1 p.m.

Frances J. Robbins
FISHING CREEK - Frances June Ruark Robbins, of Fishing Creek, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000 at Washington Hospital, Washington, D.C. She was 69.

Born on Feb. 7, 1931 at Fishing Creek, she was the daughter of the late Olin Ruark and Catherine Cannon Ruark

She was raised at Hoopers Island and was a graduate of Hoopers Island High School. Mrs. Robbins had worked for 35 years for W.T. Ruark and Son Seafood Co. On Sept. 7, 1949 she married Rudolph James "Ruddy" Robbins Sr.

Mrs. Robbins was a member of Hosier Memorial United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to her husband of 50 years, Mrs. Robbins is survived by four children, Rudolph J. "Ruddy" Robbins Jr. Cambridge, Eddy Robbins of Salisbury, Randy Robbins of Fishing Creek and Ronnie Robbins of Fishing Creek; a sister, Peggy Burton of Cambridge and four grandchildren. A sister, Anna Belle Wanex, id deceased.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 7 at 1 p.m. at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, Cambridge, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park.

Memorial donation may be sent to Hosier Memorial U.M. Churck c/o Mrs. Priscilla McGlaughlin, P.O. Box 41, Fishing Creek, MD 21634.

Catherine I. Sisco
TUNIS MILLS - Catherine I. Sisco of Tunis Mills near Easton died at University Hospital in Baltimore on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000 at the age of 73. She died as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident earlier in July.

Born on May 26, 1927 in Easton, she was the daughter of the late William and Maude M. Johnson Wilmer.

Her husband, Abraham Sisco, is deceased. She did domestic work for many years working for the James C. Layton family as well as doing industrial domestic work.

She was a private person who loved to cook and who also enjoyed her children, and grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Irelene V. and her husband, Calvin Washington, of Federalsburg and Faye Delores Sisco of Easton; three sons, Abe Sisco Jr. and his wife Brenda, of Trappe, Donald L. Sisco Sr. and his wife, Deborah of Easton, and James Howard Sisco and his companion, Terry Webb, both of Easton; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Beddie Beverly of Cannan, Conn.; a brother, Nathaniel Charles Wilmer of Cambridge; and many nieces; nephews and cousins. She is also survived by a faithful companion of many years, James M. Green of Easton, who helped her raise her children.

A grandson, Jermaine Sisco, preceded her in death on May 17, 1999.

Funeral services for her will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000 at 1 p.m. at St. Matthews United Methodist Church at Longwoods with the Rev. William Ross, officiating. Burial will follow in Richards Memorial Park in Easton. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Serving as pallbearers will be Abe Sisco Jr. , Howard Williams Jr., Horace Armstrong, Larry Armstrong, Darren Nichols and Noble Henry.

The family has requested that donations be made in her memory to the Arthritis Foundation - Rhuematioid Arthritis Program,1501 Emarson Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801.

Arrangements are being handled by Frampton-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg.

Patricia Ann Spies
CORDOVA - Patricia "Trish" Ann Draper Spies of Cordova, died Aug. 3, 2000, at her home in Cordova. She was 47.
Born June 17, 1953 in Easton, she was the daughter of Jeanne Gardener Warren of Greensboro and the late Hubert Lee Warren.

She was a lifetime resident of Cordova. She was employed by Prudential Insurance of Easton for the last year, as a district manager and insurance agent.

In addition to her mother Mrs. Spies is survived by a son, C.W. Draper Jr. of Greensboro; a brother, Albert Warren of Ridgely; a sister, Teresa Seiler of Denton and her former husband, Wayne Draper Sr. of Greensboro.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. at Fleegle & Helfenbein Funeral Home, Greensboro. Friends may visit at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Burial will be at Greensboro Cemetery in Greensboro.

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 57, Greensboro, MD 21639.

Thomas Spies
CORDOVA - Thomas Edward Spies Sr. of Cordova died at his home on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000. He was 66.

Born in Easton on May 27, 1934, he was the son of the late Elmer and Doris Pardoe Spies.

He received his GED and then served as an ammunition specialist in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-55 before enlisting in the U.S. Army from 1955-58. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1959 until his retirement from the military in 1972. He moved to Milford, Del., and began working at the L.D. Caulk Co. In 1983, he moved to Kent Island and took a position as a Naval Police Officer at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. In the early 1990's, he moved to Cordova but continued to work at the Naval Academy as security at the David Taylor Research Center. For the past four years, he worked as a security officer at William Hill Manor in Easton.

His wife of 18 years, Patricia A. Spies, also died on Aug. 3, 2000.

He was a member of the B.P.O. EIks, Easton Lodge #1622, the American Legion Post 70, Easton, and the E.E. Streets Memorial Post, V.F.W. Post #5118, Easton.

Mr. Spies is survived by three daughters, Valerie Willey of Abingdon, Sherrie Jackson of Milford, Del., and Teresa Bowman of Greenwood, Del.; a son, Thomas Spies Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; a stepson, C.W. Draper Jr. of Goldsboro; two sisters, Dorothy Schauber and Shirley Dalton, both of Dover, Del.; four brothers, W. Alfred Spies of Salisbury, Howard Spies of Seaford, Del., John Spies of Camp Springs, and Elmer Spies Jr. of Cambridge; and nine grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the Fellows, Helfenbein, & Newnam Funeral Home, Easton on Monday, Aug. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Anna K. Wells
DENTON - Anna Klapka Wells died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000 at the Caroline Nursing Home in Denton. She was 87.

Born in Maryland on Jan. 22, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Stanislav and Anna Klapka

She worked for many years as a seamstress for a clothing manufacturer. Her husband was the late John D. Wells.

Mrs. Wells is survived by several nieces and nephews. Her sister, Marie Shanta, and her brother, George Klapka Sr., are deceased.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Shimunek Funeral Home, 3331 Brehms Lane, Baltimore, where friends may call Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be at Bohemian National Cemetery.


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