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Issac 'Ike' L. Hicks Sr.

DELAWARE - Isaac ''Ike'' L. Hicks Sr. of Delaware died Monday, March 2, 1998, at the Smyrna Home and Hospital.

Mr. Hicks was born in 1938.

He was a member of the Blanco Faith Community Church, where he was a trustee and sang on the Male Choir.

Mr. Hicks was always willing to help others, and was a very devoted husband and loving father.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Hicks in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Hicks of Clayton; three sons, Isaac L. Hicks Jr. of Dover, Reginald Hicks of Smyrna, and Morgan Hicks of Clayton; a duaghter, Sharon Wayman of Dover; a stepdaughter, Patricia Watson; two stepsons, Robert and Edward Dixon; two sisters, Katherine McCauley and Helen Hooten; three brothers, Clarence, Earnest and Preston Hicks; three sister-in-laws, Thelma, Theresa, and Audrey Hicks; 10 grandchildren; one brother-in-law, a daughter-in-law, two aunts, a uncle, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at Emanuel African Methodist Epicapol Church in Lockwood, where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in Emanuel Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover.


Margaret E. 'Peggy' Moore, 77

FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Margaret E. 'Peggy' Moore of Federalsburg died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at the home of her daughter in Huntsville, Ala. She was 77.

Mrs. Moore was born in 1922, in Odessa, Del., the daughter of the late George and Mabel Russum Evans.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger G. Moore in 1987.

She is survived by her daughterr, Nancy Lee Helms of Huntsville; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be noon Friday at the Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home in Federalsburg, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock.


Mary Radick Hershberger,84

NORTH EAST, Md. - Mary Radick Hershberger of North East died of heart failure in the Union Hospital of Elkton. She was 84

Mrs. Hershberger was born in Casamassina, Italy.

She was a registered nurse at the Wilmington General Hospital. She also worked for Doe Skin Paper Company.

She was a member of Faith City Church in Christiana. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, fishing, crabbing, clamming and the beach.

She is survived by her husband 37 years, Clyde J. Hershberger; four sons, John Radick of Lewes, John J. Hershberger of Medina, Ohio, Donald L. Hershberger of Rittman, Ohio, and Leeroy K. Hershberger of North East; three daughters, Rose Ashley of Claymont, Del., Angeline Ciabattoni of Earleville and Norma J. Hershberger of Wadsworth, Ohio; three brothers, Dominick Baray of Lewes, Del., Rocko Mucico of Newport, Del., and Carmen Mucico of Newark, Del.; one sister, Clara Radick of Newport, thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Beeson Memorial Services, Del. 40, Fox Run, Newark where friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday after 9:30 a.m.

Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Silverbrook Cemetery, DuPont Road and Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington.

Instead of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Home Health Care of America, 201 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711.


Ruth Scotton Strickland, 86

DOVER - Ruth Scotton Strickland of Dover died from complications of a stroke in the Westminster Health Care Center. She was 86.

Mrs. Strickland was born on September 3, 1911, to Lewis B. and Sally Clark Scotton.

She worked in as a secretary to the Dover City Manager many years ago.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Dover for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband John E. ''Jack'' Strickland in 1992.

She is survived by two brothers, Paul Scotton and his wife, Eva, of Dover, and John Scotton and his wife, Carolyn, of Seaford; three sisters, Mary Scotton of Seaford, Emma Roe and her husband, Thomas, of Seaford, and Hazel Chapin of Seaford; and a sister-in-law, Mary Strickland of Coconut Grove, Fla.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, Bradford and Reed streets, Dover.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Dover.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be sent to Wesley United Methodist Church, 209 S. State St., Dover, DE 19904.


James A. Hoesch Sr., 63

WYOMING - James A. Hoesch Sr. of Wyoming, formerly of Darby, Pa., died of cancer Friday, February 27, 1998, in his home. He was 63.

Mr. Hoesch was born in Darby, son of the late Kathryn Gallagher and Andrew Hoesch.

He moved to Delaware a year ago after retiring from the University of Pennsylvania, where he had worked as a computer technician.

Mr. Hoesch served in the United States Coast Guards until 1959.

He was member of the Catholic War Veterans.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Stauffer Hoesch; a son, James Hoesch Jr. of Wyoming; a daughter, Kimberly Flynn; a son-in-law, Michael Flynn of Wyoming; and six grandchildren, Nicole Hoesch, Michael Hoesch, Kristyn Hoesch, Tara Flynn, Heather Flynn and Ashlee Flynn, all of Wyoming.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, State Street., Dover.

Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to: Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Arrangements by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.


Sara J. George, 64

DOVER - Sara J. George of Dover died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Kent General Hospital in Dover. She was 64.

Mrs. George was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Gray.

She received her education in Dover School.

Mrs. George was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl George Sr., in 1988.

She is survived by two sons, James McClements IV of Smyrna and Earl R. George Jr. of Dover; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, a daughter-in-law and a host of friends.

Service will be noon Friday at Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., in Smyrna, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Delaneys Church Cemetery, near Clayton.


Tech. Sgt. Arthur L. Lomax, 68

EASTON, Md. - Technical Sergeant Arthur Lovell Lomax of Easton died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Easton. He was 68.

Mr. Lomax was born in 1930 in Easton, the son of the late Arthur B.G. and Mildred Newnam Lomax.

He worked as a guard for a detective agency in Tampa, Fla., before returning to Easton where he worked as a deputy sheriff in Cecil County, and then as a security guard for Talbottown and as a house painter before retiring for health reasons in 1992.

He enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in 1947. He served as an Air Policeman in Germany, Korea, Greenland, Vietnam, as well asnumerous bases in the United States. During his over 20-year career in the Air Force, he served with the 8th and 15th Air Force and was attached to the strategic Air Command for 19 years. His awards range from Combat Marksman to Korean Service with Bronze Star, Outstanding Air Force Unit and Presidential Unit Award.

Mr. Lomax was the founding member of the United States Air Force Security Police Association of San Antonio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Mae Wells in 1968.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanette Richards; a daughter, Roxanne Marie Mitchell of Cordova; a son, James K. Lomax of Cordova; a sister, Pauline L. Davis of Easton; a brother, James Lomax of Cambridge; and four grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home in Easton, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. today, and one hour prior to service.

Burial with military honors will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 605 Windmill Road, Easton, MD, 21601.


Stanley Burton, 56

BRIDGEVILLE - Stanely Burton of Bridgeville died of heart failure, Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was 56.

Mr. Burton was born in 1941, in Georgetown, the son of the late Charles and Jennette Burton.

He attended school at Jason High in Georgetown.

He is survived by a daughter, Marcia Nichols of Bridgeville; three stepsons, Kuseybi Nichols of Georgetown, James Weston of Bridgeville, and Aubrey Weston of Laurel; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Nichols of Bridgeville, and Tina Nichols of Laurel; 12 step-grandchildren, several cousins, and a devoted friend, Carolyn Nichols of Bridgeville.

Service will be noon Saturday Youngs Funeral Home in Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to service.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Middleford.


Melody Joan Abrams Williams, 38

TAMPA, Fla. - Melody Joan Abrams Williams of Tampa died Feb. 27, 1998, at Community University Hospital in Tampa. She was 38.

Ms. Williams was born in 1959, in Star Hill, Md., the daughter of John Barber, Sr., and Dorothy Byrant.

She attended Ceasar Rodney High School.

Ms. Williams worked at Montgomery Ward.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two daughters, Dominique Abrams and Kelli Williams of Tampa; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Williams of Tampa; three sisters, four brothers, one brother-in-law, and three god children.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beacon Light House Church, Dinah Road, Pearson Corner, Del., where friends may call two hours prior to service.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Garden in Dover, Del.

Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover.

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