Charles T. 'Chic' Hendrie, 67
FREDERICA - Charles T. "Chic" Hendrie of Frederica died of heart failure Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, in his home. He was 67.
Mr. Hendrie was born in East Rutherford, N.J., son of the late Charles B. and Lena Thomas Hendrie.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Mr. Hendrie had worked in construction most of his life, retiring in 1996.
He was dedicated to his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
Mr. Hendrie was a longtime member of the American Legion Walter L. Fox Post 2, Dover.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles B. Hendrie, in 1960; and his wife of 41 years, Elaine M. Hendrie, in 1998
He is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Lynn T. and Toby Fowler of Frederica and Lisa and Matthew Malago of Dover; a sister, Marguerite Hetchka of Clifton, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Justin Weeks and Megan Weeks, both of Frederica, and Tarah Malago of Dover.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Funeral Home of Michael J. Ambruso, 1175 S. State St., Dover.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery South, near Millsboro.
Ruth White Herd, 69
LEESBURG, Fla. - Ruth White Herd of Leesburg, formerly of Wyoming, died following a year's battle with cancer Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, in Charlotte Mayfield Retirement Center in Leesburg. She was 69.
Mrs. Herd was born in Washington, D.C.
She graduated from Caesar Rodney High School in Wyoming.
She joined the CIA and had assignments in Japan, Philippines and Taiwan where she met her husband and lived for 20 years. They returned to the U.S.A. and lived in Falls Church, Va. until 1994, when they moved to a seniors' development outside Leesburg.
Mrs. Herd was active in Eastern Star, Ikebana International, volunteer work and traveling.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Lindsey B. Herd Jr.; a daughter, Karil Ann Ellinger of Coppell, Texas; a son, L. Bruce Herd of Virginia Beach, Va.; her mother, Edith Johnson of Leesburg, Fla.; a sister, Carol Ann Stigliano of Newark, Del.; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lewinsville, Presbyterian Church, McLean, Va.
Burial will be in Veterans Cemetery, Quantico, Va.
Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Cancer Society.
Norma Jorgensen Hyer, 91
SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - Norma Jorgensen Hyer of Sudlersville died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, in her home. She was 91.
Mrs. Hyer was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Evelyn Kershaw Jorgensen.
Mrs. Hyer was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David A. Hyer in 1989; and a son, David A. Hyer, Jr. in 2001.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and David Jacobs of Smyrna; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert K. and Diana Hyer of Marydel; five grandsons; a granddaughter; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sudlersville Vol. Fire Co., PO Box 61, Sudlersville, MD 21668, or to the Sudlersville Library, PO Box 112, Sudlersville, MD 21667 or to the Queen Anne's American Heart Assoc., PO Box 2308, Easton, MD 21601.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Millington.
Donald Lee Jones, 70
MILLSBORO - Donald Lee Jones of Millsboro, formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003. He was 70.
Mr. Jones was born Jan. 23, 1933 at Overbrook near Lewes.
He was self-employed for many years as an auto mechanic when he lived in Rehoboth Beach.
Mr. Jones lived with his sister, Melvina J. Tull, and her husband who cared for him for the past 15 years.
In addition to his sister, he is survived by a daughter, Emily Rogers of Dover; one grandchild; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty A. Major of Miami, Fla.; and a brother, William Jones of Millsboro.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Cordrey Road, Millsboro. The Rev. Alfred R. Jones will officiate.
Arrangements by Miller Funeral Services, Milford.
Richard Nathaniel 'Ricky' Jones, 51
SEAFORD - Richard Nathaniel "Ricky" Jones of Seaford died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2003, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was 51.
Mr. Jones was born Oct. 8, 1951, in Cambridge, Md., son of Burney Hollis of Vienna and the late Inez Jones.
He graduated from Mace's Lane High School in Cambridge, Md., class of 1969.
Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Army.
He worked as a barber.
He loved his family and was a lover of nature and dogs.
Mr. Jones was a member of Greater Mount Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bethlehem, Md.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Desiree Green Jones; his stepfather, Frederick Jones of Hawkeye; four children and the respective spouses of two, Marcy of Deerfield, Fla., Tamika and Joe Cephas of Cambridge, Md., Deonte and Bridgette Green of Hurlock, Md., and Dominique Jones of Seaford; 14 brothers and sisters, along with the respective spouses of eight, Velma and Anthony Ross, Genever and Harvey Elliott and Sandra and Ernest Jolley, all of Sharptown, Md., Wayne and Minette Jones of Hurlock, Frederick and Valerie Jones, Carlotta and Frank McNial, Idella and George McNial and Burney Hollis Jr., all of Baltimore, Dequala Nutter and her husband of Salisbury, Wilber Hollis of Cambridge and Derrick, Eric, Lori and Belinda; mother-in-law, Daisy Butler of Hurlock; father-in-law, Norman Butler of Seaford; five grandchildren, Wayne, Shakima, Deonte Jr., Mikhaeli and Myasis; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Great Mount Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bethlehem, Md.
Services will be noon Thursday in the church, with Bishop Chester Friend officiating.
Burial will be in Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, near Hurlock.
Arrangements by Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, Federalsburg.
Bonnie M. Litchford, 67
SEAFORD - Bonnie M. Litchford of Seaford died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003, in the home of her daughter in Chester Springs, Pa. She was 67.
Mrs. Litchford graduated from Seaford High School in 1953.
She worked for the DuPont Co. in Seaford from 1959 to 1985.
She was very active in church work at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Seaford, where she served on the board of trustees and volunteered her services for mission work. She also had been a volunteer for the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, and was an active member of the Seaford Acorn Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Dorothy Moyer; her younger brother, Jay Moyer who had lived in Seaford.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Herb Litchford, Jr.; her daughter and son-in-law, Terri Lee and Dr. Tim Fox; three grandchildren, Jessica Fox, Cydney Fox and Dylan Fox all of Chester Springs, Pa.; and a sister, Faye Marvel of Seaford.
Funeral services will be noon Thursday in Wesley United Methodist Church, 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
Instead of flowers the family suggests donations to Wesley United Methodist Church, 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE 19973 or the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.
Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.
Irene E. Marvel, 82
MILFORD - Irene E. Marvel of Milford, formerly of Laurel, died of natural causes Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 82.
Mrs. Marvel was born April 21, 1920, in Laurel, daughter of the late Sirman Elliott and Emma Boyce Elliott.
She worked as a postal clerk in the Laurel Post Office until her retirement in 1972.
Mrs. Marvel played the organ for Christ Methodist Church in Laurel and played for many weddings.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter T. Marvel Sr.
She is survived by a sister, Mary Ellen Waller of Rochester, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter T. Marvel Jr. and Fay Marvel; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Howard James; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Cokesbury Church in Georgetown.
Burial will be private in Cokesbury Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a favorite charity.
Arrangements by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville.