Arthur Francis Chouinard II, 74
RIDGELY, Md. - Arthur Francis Chouinard II of Ridgely died Saturday Oct. 5, 2002, in Talbot Hospice House, Easton. He was 74.
Mr. Chouinard was born July 6, 1928, in Bronx, N.Y., son of the late Arthur F. and Marie Burger Chouinard. He had moved to this area in 1998 from Orient Long Island, N.Y.
Mr. Chouinard was employed as a nurseryman and landscaper in Greenlawn, N.Y., since early 1960.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marion Litsch.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathleen McMullen Chouinard; three sons, Arthur F. Chouinard III and Kenneth Chouinard, both of Ridgely, and Keith Chouinard of Hightstown, N.J.; two daughters, Eileen Warnken of Eastport, N.Y., and Jeanette Meyer of Southold, N.Y.; a brother, Richard Chouinard of upstate New York; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at Fleegle-Helfenbein Funeral Home, P.A., Greensboro.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to Talbot Hospice Foundation Inc. 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601.
Wendy Lorraine Weldon Hurley, 36
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Wendy Lorraine Weldon Hurley of Annapolis died suddenly Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 36.
Mrs. Hurley was born in Annapolis, daughter of Regina L. Weldon of Annapolis and Walter and Karen Weldon of Hartly, Del.
She Attended Southern High School in Harwood, Md. and was currently attending Anne Arundel Community College where she was working on her nursing degree.
Mrs. Hurley had done home day care for 14 years and was currently working at Annapolis Pediatrics.
Her hobbies were her family.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband, Mark L. Hurley Sr., who she married Dec. 19, 1985; her children, Mark Louis Hurley Jr., Joseph Raymond Louis Hurley, and Desirae Elain Hurley, all of Annapolis; her brothers, Walter L. Weldon of Edgewater, Md. and Shawn J. Weldon of Hartly; her sisters, Crystal L. Cleveland of Waldorf and Laren L. Weldon of Hartly; and her grandmother, Violet Cox of Alderson, W.Va.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hardesty Funeral Home, PA, 12 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, in St. Margarets Episcopal Church.
Burial will follow in Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville.
Maggie Allen McClure Mitchell, 78
HARRINGTON - Maggie Allen McClure Mitchell died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, in her home. She was 78.
Mrs. Mitchell was born Nov. 26, 1923, in Chester, S.C., daughter of the late William and Magdalene (Pratt) McClure. She was the ninth of 10 children. After the death of her husband and upon her retirement she moved to Harrington. There she lived in companionable fellowship with her neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Dorothy Johnson and their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ray and Dorothy Nichols.
She was educated in the Winston Salem school system. She later received her bachelors of arts at Fayetteville State University and her master's of education at New York University. She taught in both the North Carolina State and New York City public school systems.
Mrs. Mitchell held memberships in many civic and service organizations. She was a life member of the NAACP and served as secretary of the Milford Slaughter Neck branch for many years. She held a membership in the National Association of University Women. She was a loyal member though distance prevented her from frequent attendance. She was a member of the Chancellor's Club at Fayetteville State University and an active member in the Cameron-McNair Alumni Chapter in Wilson, N.C. Joining with her sister and her brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James and Willie Mae Coursey she became a member of Union Bethel A.M.E. Church in Denton, Md. There she served as a steward, the president of the lay organization, a member of the Missionary Society and a charter member in 1982 of the Valiant Ladies Guild, an auxiliary of the church. She volunteered to welcome the visitors and new members to the church. She had a vivacious spirit and a zest for life. Her sense of humor was her trademark.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kester C. Mitchell; a daughter, Vita Mitchell.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Rae Mitchell of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; a devoted and loving daughter Virgie Morrison; and a son-in-law, Eddie Morrison both of Killeen, Texas.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Union Bethel AME Church on Lincoln Street, Denton, Md.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home.
Lisa Ann Vinyard Pase, 79
MILFORD - Lisa Ann Vinyard Pase of Milford died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in the Country Rest Home, Greenwood. She was 79.
Mrs. Pase was born in Houston, daughter of the late Edgar and Irene Sipple Vinyard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Vinyard, in March of 2002.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Golden Pase; three sisters, Kathryn Simpson of Houston, Mary Sapp of Virginia and Ellen Jump of Hampton Roads, Va.; and a niece, Connie Sipple of Milford.
Services and burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Warm the Children 212 Main St., P.O. Box 403 Parsons, WV 26287.
Arrangements by Rogers Funeral Home, Milford.
Raymond M. Welch Sr., 93
MILFORD - Raymond M. Welch Sr. of Milford died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, in Capital Nursing Center, Dover. He was 93.
Mr. Welch was born in Delaware, son of the late Harry Elmer and Alverta Hickman Welch.
He was a retired farmer in the Harrington area. He also served as the Kent County comptroller for eight years during the early 1960s.
Mr. Welch was an avid horseman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved to play the slot machines and play bingo. He was known to have a great sense of humor.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Crawford Jarrell Welch, in January 1988; and by two sisters.
He is survived by two sons, Raymond Welch of Rehoboth Beach and Warren R. Welch of Harrington; three daughters, Dolores Evans of Viola, Ann Farrow of Smyrna and Clara W. Todd of Dover; a sister, Matilda Evans of Dover; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Berry Short Funeral Home, 119 NW Front St., Milford, where friend may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association Memorial and Honors Programs, P.O. Box 2680 Canton, OH 44720.
Julia Ann Parag Baker, 63
TOWNSEND - Julia Ann Parag Baker of Townsend died of natural causes Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital in Chestertown, Md. She was 63.
Mrs. Baker was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Glenn; a daughter and son-in-law, Terri Grace Hall and Ron Hall of Port Penn; four grandchildren, Joseph Stover, George Hall, Devon Hall and Kelley Ray Hall; two sisters, Barbara Foraker of Townsend and Sandra Parag of Delaware City; a brother, Paul Parag of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Townsend Cemetery.
Christine J. Collins, 79
DOVER - Christine J. Collins of Luther Towers, Dover, died of natural causes Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, in Green Valley Pavilion, south of Smyrna. She was 79.
Mrs. Collins retired in the mid-1970s after 22 years at the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna.
She liked to travel and enjoyed her garden. During her stay in the nursing home and while she was a resident at Luther Towers in Dover, she assisted in the coordination of many of the centers' activities.
Mrs. Collins was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Citizens' Hose Co., Smyrna's volunteer fire company.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon A. Collins, who died in 1978.
She is survived by two sons, David Collins of Dover and Leon A. Collins Jr. of Smyrna; four sisters, Geraldine Sparks of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Betty Joe Bowling of Camden, Laura V. Moffett of Harrington and Lea Gochnauer of Elkton, Md.; two brothers, Randolf Justic of Gambier, Ohio, and Robert J. Justic of Howard, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Faries Funeral Home, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
John Wendall Pratt, 87
CLAYTON - John Wendall Pratt of Clayton died of natural causes Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in his home. He was 87.
Mr. Pratt worked as a farmer in the Blackiston Cross Road area his entire life.
He was active in the Smyrna-Clayton Little League since its inception, and sponsor of "Pratts Cardinals" since 1980. He managed the Kenton Town Team in the Mar-del semi-pro league from 1952-1958.
Mr. Pratt was a member of the Kenton Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Davis Pratt, in 1990.
He is survived by a daughter, Marguerite Pratt Smith of Dover; two grandsons, Bradford Lynam Smith of Kenton and Brook Wendall Smith of San Diego; two great-grandsons, Brad and Brent Smith of Kenton; and special friends who helped care for him, Ernest Faulkner of Dover, Elwood Dulin of Blackiston Cross Road, Sandy Dries of Clayton and John Stubbs of Kenton.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Faries Funeral Home, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Smyrna Clayton Little League, P.O. Box 900, Clayton, DE 19938.
Charles G. Williams Jr., 68
LEWES - Charles G. Williams Jr. of Lewes died of cancer Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999 in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 68.
Mr. Williams worked for Mountaire of Delmarva in Selvbyville, retiring several years ago.
He is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Bland of Lewes; two brothers, Robert Turner and Wilbur Turner, both of Millsboro; and eight grandchildren.
Service and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Delbert W. Mills Sr., 90
HOUSTON - Delbert W. Mills Sr. of Houston died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Bayhealth Medical Center, Mil-ford. He was 90.
Mr. Mills was born in Cedar Neck, near Milford, the youngest son of the late Jennings W. and Melinda Emory Mills.
He graduated from Goldey Beacom College in 1932.
Mr. Mills worked as a farmer in the Milford area for most of his life, selling his farm in 1961. He served for 15 years as administrator of the Kent County Board of Elections, retiring in 1976. He also drove a school bus in the Milford School District and helped his son tend horses.
Mr. Mills was an active member of the Milford Church of God, where he served as a board member for 53 years, was a lifetime trustee and acted as head usher for more than 35 years. He was a board member of the Southern States Milford Co-Operative.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Jennings Mills, in 1937; four brothers; and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen A. Mills; two sons, Delbert W. "Sonny" Mills Jr., and his wife, Joan, of Milford, and Fred Mills of Houston; a daughter, Myra H. VanVorst, and her husband, James E., of Houston; a sister, Mary Bare of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Linda Mitchell, David Mills, Walter Mills, Sammy Mills, Myra K, Mitchell and Mark VanVorst; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service will be noon Wednesday at Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Milford Church of God, 500 N. Walnut St., Milford, DE 19963.
Doris I. Jackson, 69
LINCOLN - Doris I. Jackson of Lincoln died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Bayhealth Medical Center, Milford. She was 69.
Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker.
She enjoyed crafts and doll making.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Roy and Clara Hickman; and a brother, Harold Hickman.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Leo H. Jackson Jr.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Jack-son and Linda Jean of Orlando, Fla., Ron and "Butch" Jackson of Milton, and Kenny Jackson and Sandi of Del-tona, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Sue and Allen Edmonds of Castleberry, Fla., and Sondra and Jim Green of Clermont, Fla.; two sisters, Rachel Wright of Orlando and Wilda Coker of California; nine grand-children; six step-grandchildren: and a step-great-grandson.
Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Short Funeral Services, Inc., 416 Federal St., Milton, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Georgetown.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Friends of the Milton Public Library, 121 Union St., Milton, DE 19968.
Hilda King Hall, 77
MILLSBORO - Hilda King Hall of Millsboro died of heart failure Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Nanticoke Memo-rial Hospital, Seaford. She was 77.
Mrs. Hall was born near Georgetown, the daughter of the late John and Ida King.
She worked as a switchboard operator for the former Hospital for the Mentally Retarded in Stockley, retiring in 1975 after 28 years of service. She operated a child day care center in her home for several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Darwin E. Hall Sr., in 1978.
She is survived by three sons, Darwin E. Hall Jr., Charles I. Hall and John H. Hall, all of Millsboro; two daughters, Darlene M. O'Neal of Laurel and Kitty Swingle of Millsboro, a sister Roberta Parker of Palameno, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Millsboro Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Diabetes Association, Sussex chapter, 4 Mainsale Dr., Lewes, DE 19958.
Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Ruth M. Barclay, 69
INGLESIDE, Md. - Ruth M. Barclay of Ingleside died of heart failure Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, Chestertown. She was 69.
Mrs. Barclay was born in North Carolina, the daughter of the late George and Janie Foley.
She worked as a cook for Peggy's Restaurant, Bear, for several years, retiring in 1976.
Mrs. Barclay enjoyed going to yard sales looking for antiques, and playing cards and bingo with her friends. She loved to cook and enjoyed trips to Dover to play the slots. She was an avid fan of the WWF and loved to watch "The Price is Right."
She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Barclay; five sisters; and three brothers.
She is survived by a daughter, Norma Jean Carpenter of Ingleside; two sons, Charles T. Wallace of Chester-town and Mark Wallace of Denton; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newnam Funeral Home, 370 W. Cypress St., Millington, where friends and family may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Church Hill.
Laura F. Day, 86
REHOBOTH BEACH - Laura F. Day of Rehoboth Beach died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 86.
Mrs. Day was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman D. Day, on Oct. 19, 1999; and a daughter, Norma D. Brouillette.
She is survived by her children, Barbara M. Watson of Rehoboth Beach, Shirley A. Speace of Rehoboth Beach, Robert Draine of Bridgewater, N.J., and Darlene M. Craine of Lewes; a stepdaughter, Thelma T. Day of Newark; a sister, Airietta Montoro of Florida; 23 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 220 N. DuPont Pkwy., Min-quadale, New Castle, where friends may call after 11 a.m. in the adjoining memorial park.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: Diabetes Association, Community Service Bldg., 100 W. 10th St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, 19801; or Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, 19803.
Arrangements by Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Ernest E. 'Rick' Richardson, 80
MILLSBORO - Ernest E. "Rick" Richardson of Millsboro died of congestive heart failure Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 80.
Mr. Richardson was born on Aug. 14, 1919, in Tyrone, Pa.
He graduated from high school and received a basketball scholarship to the University of Oregon.
Mr. Richardson was unable to attend college due to the start of World War II. He served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Hickam Field, surviving the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He did a tour in Japan after the war, retiring in 1962 as a commanding warrant officer.
He worked as a civil service employee becoming Chief of Special Services at Dover Air Force Base from 1967 to 1979, when he retired. He worked for the Tunnell Companies of Millsboro, as a home consultant, before retiring in 1994.
Mr. Richardson was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching his grandsons play baseball and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mickey Richardson of Millsboro; two daughters, Janet Meek and her husband, Bill, of Wichita, Kan., and Teri D. McGinnis and her husband, Jon, of Tampa, Fla.; two sons, Kim Richardson and his wife, Janet, of Dover, and Shawn of Millsboro; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Faries Funeral Home, 1250 S. Governors Ave., Dover.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to: American Heart Association, Kent County Division, 625 S. State St., P.O. Box 1977, Dover, DE 19903-1977.
Eleanor 'Lena' Miller, 76
GREENWOOD - Eleanor "Lena" Miller of rural Greenwood died of heart failure Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 76.
Mrs. Miller was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Abbeville, Ala.
She was a housewife.
Mrs. Miller was a member of Holy Tabernacle Church of Love, Dover, and the president of its mothers' board and a stewardess.
She was preceded in death by a son, Henry Carter Jr.; and a sister, Nell Wheeler.
She is survived by her husband, John C. Miller of Greenwood; a son, Freddie Carter of Belle Glade, Fla.; two daughters, Shirley Miller and Joyce Washington, both of Greenwood; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two godsons; and one goddaughter.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Zion AME Church, Ellendale.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Young's Funeral
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Milford.