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Miscellaneous Sussex County, Delaware Obituaries


Mary T. Chapman
LAUREL, Del. ó Mary T. Chapman, 70, of Laurel died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was born in New York City of the late Edward J. and Bridgett Barker. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, George T. Chapman; one son, Timothy T. Chapman; two daughters, Leah Spicer and Rachel McGlaughlin, all of Laurel; and by six grandchildren. A sister, Eileen Barker, preceded her in death. A funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in Laurel, where friends may call one hour before the service. The Rev. Wayne Musgrove will officiate. Interment will be held in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Laurel. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association of Delaware, 600 DuPont Highway, Georgetown, Del. 19947.

Frank H. Godesky
BRIDGEVILLE ó Frank H. Godesky, 77, of Bridgeville died Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Milford Hospital. Mr. Godesky retired in 1981 from Cannon Goods in Bridgeville, where he was a supervisor for 21 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and an avid gardener, but he was probably best known for the produce stand he operated on Route 18 in Cannon for many years. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Phyllis Crowley Godesky; three sons, Norman Trader of Willards, Larry Trader of Horntown and Bruce Trader of Bridgeville; three daughters, Elaine Massey of Pittsville and Susan and Amy Godesky of Bridgeville; one brother, John Godesky of Boulder, Colo.; two sisters, Elise Williams of Naples, Fla., and Irene Newell of Marlboro, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at noon at the Cranston Funeral Home at 300 Shipley St. in Seaford, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, Del. 19720 or the American Diabetes Association, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1002, Wilmington, Del. 19801.

W. Graham Dill III
W. Graham Dill III of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Chincoteague, Va., and Dagsboro, died April 29, 2000 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. He was 64. Dill was a well-loved football coach, teacher and school administrator for the former John M. Clayton High School, Indian River High School, Indian River School District and Chincoteague High School. He coached many championship football teams and had the honor of coaching two Gold Teams in the annual Blue-Gold Football Game. Dill was a lay reader for many years for the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. He was also very active in the United Methodist Church, both in Virginia and Florida, as well as the Emmaus Movement. He was a Master Mason in Lodge No. 243 of Chincoteague and a former member of the Chincoteague Town Council. Dill was also a past president of the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Graham and Thelma V. Dill of Milton; and a grandson, Matthew Steven Rust of Georgetown. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kay M. Dill; two daughters, Tamara D. Rust of Georgetown and Suzanne Dill of Millsboro; a sister, Sara D. Wilkinson of Milton; and a grandson, Robert C. Rust of Georgetown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Christ United Methodist Church, Chincoteague. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Christ United Methodist Church Building Fund in Chincoteague or to your favorite charity.

Florence R. Hudson
Florence R. Hudson of Dagsboro died April 30, 2000 at her home. She was 63. Hudson, who was born in Frankford, was the daughter of the Jeanette Figgs and the late Ananias Rogers. She worked for Vlasic Foods in Millsboro until her illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy J. Hudson in 1974; her brother, Merrill A. Rogers in 1983; and her father, Ananias in 1951. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her stepfather, James Hollingsworth of Millsboro; two sons, Allen A. Hudson of Frankford and Leroy J. Hudson Jr. of Dagsboro; a daughter, Brenda K. Hickman of Georgetown; a sister, Yvonne Timmons of New Castle; and four grandsons, Eric, D.J., Jason and Dylan. Services will be held at noon Wednesday, May 3 from the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Thatcher Street, Frankford, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will be in the Dagsboro Redmenís Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Nellie R. Twilley
Nellie R. Twilley of Lewes died April 21, 2000 at her daughterís residence in Dagsboro. She was 75. Twilley had been a bookkeeper for many years, retiring in 1983 from Dureenís Apparel, Ocean City, Md. She was a volunteer for many years at the Huling Cove CHEER Center, Lewes, where she donated many handmade crafts and countless hours of her time. She was a dear friend of Alice Flemming. She was the mother of four children: William B. Twilley, formerly of Wilmington, now deceased; N. Rebecca Jackson of Glen Rock, Pa.; Gregory C. Twilley of New Castle; and Patricia L. Flood of Dagsboro. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Travis, Erin, Alyse and David. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Herbert J. Tingle
Herbert J. Tingle, a resident of the Millsboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Bishopville, Md., died April 25, 2000 at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 94. Tingle, who was born in Berlin, Md., was the son the of late Charlie and Hattie Taylor Tingle. He was employed by Showell Farms in Showell, Md., for 25 years, retiring in 1972. Tingle was a member of the Zoar United Methodist Church in Selbyville and the churchís Methodist Menís Group. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lulu Rayne Tingle, in 1982. He is survived by a daughter, Gladys Rayne of Frankford; two god-daughters, Wanda P. Tucker of Salisbury, Md., and Linda Cooke of Seaford; a brother, Harold Tingle of Bishopville, Md.; and 22 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services were held April 29 at the Zoar United Methodist Church, Selbyville. Burial was in Zoar Golden Acres Cemetery, Selbyville.

Carol L. Hill Bader
Carol L. Hill Bader of Lewes died April 24, 2000. She was 59. Bader was the daughter of Henry and Marian Hill of Lewes. After graduating from the Goldey-Beacom School of Business, she worked as a secretary for the Dupont Company in Wilmington for several years. She also worked as a court stenographer for the Sussex County Family Court. Bader was a member of St. Peterís Episcopal Church in Lewes. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Sharon H. Melson of Frankford; a brother, William Theodore Hill of Long Island, N.Y.; and a niece and three nephews. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Peterís Episcopal Church, Mulberry St., Lewes, DE 19958.

BLIDE B. BAKER, 81, of Laurel died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at his home. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Laurel.

MARTHA SHOWELL BRITT, of Frankford died Monday, June 12, 2000, at The Harrison House of Georgetown. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Curtis Cemetery in Bishopville.

EDWIN ``EDDIE'' A. WATSON, 54, of Seaford died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury of heart failure. A funeral service will be held today at noon at Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Laurel.

MARTHA SHOWELL BRITT, 91, of Frankford died Monday, June 12, 2000, at the Harrison House of Georgetown. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington Street, Millsboro, where friends may call one hour before the service. Interment will be held in Curtis Cemetery in Bishopville.

HARVEY THOMAS SMOOT JR., 67, of Laurel, Del., died Friday, June 16, 2000, at the VA Medical Center in Fort Howard, Md. A memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 163, Salisbury, Md. 21803-0163. Arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home in Laurel.

LINWOOD L. WHALEY, 74, of Laurel, Del., died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. There will be a funeral service Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Short Funeral Home, 700 West Street in Laurel. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Laurel. Friends may call Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

FLORA M. HITCH, 90, of Seaford, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Odd Fellow's Cemetery in Laurel. Arrangements are being handled by the Cranston Funeral home in Seaford.

JUANITA D. ďJIMMYĒ HITCHENS, 83, of Millsboro, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Watson Funeral Home.

IRIS E. MASON, 54, of Bridgeville, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in Laurel, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home in Laurel.

FLORENCE S. MUMFORD, 89, of Bethel, Del., died Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Carey's Cemetery near Laurel, Del. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Short Funeral Home in Laurel.

PRESTON G. SMITH, 78, of Selbyville, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his home. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, where friends may one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro.

J. MONROE TULL, 85, of Laurel, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Lofland Park in Seaford. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Laurel. Arrangements are being handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home in Seaford.

HANNAH LOUISE WHITE, the infant daughter of Rick and Sara White of Bridgeville, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000. Funeral and burial services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Cranston Funeral Home in Seaford.


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