Ronald Jones, 47
CLAYTON - Ronald Jones of Clayton, formerly of New Castle, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in his home. He was 47.
Mr. Jones was employed as a painter for 20 years with various companies. He was also employed by Cassidy Painting in New Castle for the last five years. Prior to his painting he was an ironworker with his father, the late David Jones.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Francis Jones of Clayton; two daughters, Valerie Jones of New Castle and Amanda Jones of Clayton; his mother, Anna Mae Poe of Elkton, Md.; two brothers, David Jones of Delaware City and Thomas Jones of Newark; five sisters, Betty Aguilera, Linda Jones and Karen Ramirez, all of Elkton and Shelly O'Dell and Penny Jones both of Newark; his stepmother, Shirley Jones of Newark; two granddaughters, Annalise and Jessalyn Stilwell, both of New Castle; and 19 nieces and nephews.
Service will be noon Saturday at Matthew-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St. in Smyrna, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Dawson W. Liden, 82
SEAFORD - Dawson W. Liden of Seaford died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, in Chancellor Care Center of Delmar. He was 82.
Mr. Liden was born in Caroline County, Md., the son of the late William M. Liden and Bessie Scott Liden.
He was a graduate of Carolina High School in Denton, class of 1934.
Mr. Liden was a self-employed farmer.
In 1973, he moved to Delaware from Caroline County and in 1992, he moved to Seaford.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Betton Liden of Seaford; two daughters, Beverly A. Wright and Barbara Ewing, both of Seaford; a sister, Louise Parsons of Federalsburg, Md., and two grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St. in Denton, Md., where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, near Denton, Md.
Pauline J. Manlove, 83
MOUNT PLEASANT - Pauline J. Manlove of Mount Pleasant, near Middletown, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, in Union Hospital, Elkton Md. She was 83.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark E. Manlove Sr., in 1989, and two daughters, Ellen M. Cole in 1998, and Jeanette, who was an infant.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wayne and Barbara Lynn Manlove and Mark E. Manlove Jr., all of Middletown; a brother, Harvey Voshell of Summit Bridge; a sister, Barbara Mannering of Mount Pleasant; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, 212 N. Broad St., Middletown.
Services will be 11 a.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Md.
Virginia Mullen, 52
ELLENDALE - Virginia Mullen of Ellendale died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. She was 52.
Ms. Mullen was born Aug. 27, 1948, in Elizabeth City, N.C., the daughter of Julius Gordon of Elizabeth City and Beatrice Butler of Ellendale.
She was shy and quiet growing up. As a child, she attended Camden County schools in South Mills, N.C., and received her GED from Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown.
She was a woman who catered to her children and her family. She was the perfect mother and wife.
Mrs. Mullen attended the Pentecostal Church of God in Lincoln, when her health allowed.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleophas Mullen Sr., whom she married April 28, 1963.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by seven sons, Cleophas Jr., of Georgetown, Jerome of Milford, Marcus and Shawn, both of Ellendale, Samuel of Newark, Joseph of Millsboro, and Julius of Seaford; three daughters, Gloria and Judy of Ellendale and Wanda of Bridgeville; three sisters, Connie Butler of Ellendale, Ellamae McDonald of Dover and Clara Gordon of Elizabeth City; five brothers, James Brinkley and Ronnie Butler, both of Ellendale, and Terry, Jerry and Waverly Gordon, all of Elizabeth City; a sweet goddaughter, Gina Sivels; a son-in-law; five daughters-in-law; 10 sisters-in-law; nine brothers-in-law; 22 grandchildren' three great-grandchildren; and a host of aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at the Pentecostal Church of God in Lincoln.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the church.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Milford.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
William M. Parrish, 80
PHILADELPHIA - William M. Parrish of Philadelphia died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, in his home. He was 80.
Mr. Parrish was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a retired pipe fitter with SKF Industries in Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by his son, William H. Parrish, in 1992.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marion L. Parrish; a daughter, Marian A. Keebler of Bristol; his mother-in-law, Alberta Pritchett of Dover, Del.; a daughter-in-law, Ada Parrish of Dover; seven grandchildren, James Keebler of Coatesville, Daniel Keebler of Maple Shade, N.J., Michelle Garman of Philadelphia, Ada Johnson of Dover, William Parrish of Camden, Del., Marian Coker of Dover, and Karen Ptak of Hartly, Del.; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St. in Smyrna, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Immanuel Union Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Del.
James Aldoria Reeves, 91
LEWES - James Aldoria Reeves of Lewes died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, in Harbor Healthcare Center, Lewes. He was 91.
Mr. Reeves served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He also served in Hawaii, Wheeling, W. Va., Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Benning, Ga.
He was a graduate of Abbington, (Pa.) High School and attended the University of Delaware.
Mr. Reeves was a radio announcer/newsman in New Orleans, Chicago, WCAU and WPEN in Philadelphia, WPWA in Chester, Pa., and WDEL in Wilmington where he will be remembered as the host of the talk show "Voice Of The People." After retiring from WDEL, Mr. Reeves moved to Sussex County and was press representative for the legislature in Dover.
Mr. Reeves was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for about 40 years. He worked arduously to promote AA and was instrumental in organizing Dry Dock 1212 of Rehoboth Beach. He was also a Master Mason and member of Masonic Lodge 603, Vine Grove, Ky.
He is survived by four daughters, Allys Jo Anselmi of Raleigh Durham, N.C., Maryellen Wample of New Castle, Annabeth Williams of Columbus, Ohio, and Ruth Hollars of West Grove, Pa.; a sister, Ruth Fassett of Newberg, Ind.; a brother, Warren Reeves of Florida; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, with Pastor Charlie Arnold officiating.
Burial will be private.
Instead of flowers, family suggests contributions to the local Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 137, Ocean View, DE 19970.
Joan May Sewell, 45
HARRINGTON - Joan May Sewell of Harrington, and formerly of New York City and Hyattsville, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in the Washington Adventist Hospital, Hyattsville. She was 45.
Ms. Sewell was born Aug. 26, 1955, in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.
She migrated to the United States on July 4, 1974, where she continued her education at William Howard Taft High School in Bronx, N.Y.
She was very well loved and was known to make a difference in the lives of all who came in contact with her.
Ms. Sewell enjoyed her time with the women at the Calvary Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by her dearly beloved, Ewart Cruickshank; a son, Barrington Fowler; two daughters, Shante and Makeda Sewell; her mother, Mable Sewell; four brothers, Lincoln, Alfred, Michael and Donovan; a sister, Veronica; four sisters-in-law, Maria, Oradelle, Angela and Claudette; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Harrington.
Maud S. Dickerson, 90
DOVER - Maud S. Dickerson of Dover died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Westminster Nursing Center, Dover. She was 90.
Mrs. Dickerson was born Jan. 13, 1911, in Yonkers, N.Y., daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Miller) Scharf.
She was a member of the Dover Modern Maturity Center. She and her late husband were both very active at the center. She was also a member of Whatcoat United Methodist Church in Camden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralston Holland Dickerson, and her brother, Douglas W. Scharf.
She is survived by three sisters, Martha Scharf of Summerville, S.C., Margaret Lerman of Beacon, N.Y., and Dorothy Messer of Riverside, Calif.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Johnstown Cemetery, Greenwood.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Employee Appreciation Fund, Westminster Village, McKee Road, Dover, DE 19901.
William Sorden Geissel, 58
CAMDEN - William Sorden Geissel of Camden died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in his home. He was 58.
Mr. Geissel was born June 25, 1942, in Woodbury, N.J., son of the late Ella Kine and Leonard Geissel.
He was a retired postal carrier from the Camden-Wyoming Post Office in June 1998 with 32 years service. He was most recently employed part-time with Dover Downs.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, talking, people and spending the summers at Delaware beaches.
Mr. Geissel was a member of the Camden-Wyoming Fire Co. and was a former member of the Camden-Wyoming Lions Club and the Dover Jaycees.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mary Louise Geissel; two sons, Jeffery Geissel of Weedsport, N.Y., and William Geissel of Camden; a daughter, Stephanie Geissel of Camden; and three grandchildren, David, Lois and Joshua, all of Weedsport, N.Y.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Camden-Wyoming Fire Co., P.O. Box 186, Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934.
Arrangements are by Pippin Funeral Home, Wyoming.
Annie Laura Heinefield, 91
ROCK HALL, Md. - Annie Laura Heinefield of Rock Hall died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, in Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 91.
Mrs. Heinefield was born Dec. 13, 1909, in Skinners Neck, Rock Hall, daughter of the late Herbert Wilmer and Sara Lillian Kendall Watson.
She worked for Vita Food, the Rock Hall Tomato Plant, Playtex of Dover Del., and the Defense Plant in Chestertown.
Mrs. Heinefield was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. in Millington, and Raum Chapel United Methodist Church in Rock Hall.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Heinefield, in 1950, whom she was married March 30, 1929; a son, Joseph Heinefield; and a daughter, L. Audrey Nordhoff.
She is survived by a son, Arthur Lee Heinefield of Rock Hall; a daughter, Laura Dean Puppe of Rock Hall; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Rock Hall.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to Rock Hall Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 577, Rock Hall, MD 21661; or Kent Hospice Foundation, 103 Dixon Drive, Chestertown, MD 21620.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein, arid Newnam Funeral Home, Rock Hall.
The Rev. Frost Jones, 78
FEDERALSBURG, Md. - The Rev. Frost Jones of Federalsburg died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in his home. He was 78.
Mr. Jones was born Nov. 7, 1922, in East New Market, son of the late Norman Jones and Bertha Coleman Jones.
He retired from Allen Foods.
Mr. Jones was pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Hurlock for more than 23 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Jones and Marshall Jones; and a sister, Mary Jones preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of more than 56 years, Priscilla Tubman Jones; two children, Bobby Frost Jones of Cordova and Shirlene Mae Waller of Baltimore; three sisters, Gertrude Jones of Seaford, Nettie Jones of Rhodesdale and Lucinda Jones of East New Market; three brothers, Norman Jones of Rhodesdale, James Jones of East New Market and Arthur Jones of Seaford, Del.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Church of God of Prophecy in Hurlock.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Kim Wells officiating.
Burial will follow in Thompsontown Cemetery in East New Market.
Arrangements by Framptom Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, P.A., Federalsburg.
Leslie Matthew Minus, 88
PHILADELPHIA - Leslie Matthew Minus of Philadelphia died after a long illness Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Philadelphia. She was 88.
Ms. Minus was born April 12, 1912, in Marydel, daughter of Elizabeth Wilkerson Minus and Wyatt Minus.
She is survived by a son, Robert Minus of Philadelphia; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service will be noon Saturday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Marydel, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Homer Minus will officiate.
Burial will be Parker Chapel Cemetery.
Cheryl Elaine Mitchell, 46
MILLSBORO - Cheryl Elaine Mitchell of Millsboro died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, after a brief illness. She was 46.
Mrs. Mitchell was a 1972 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School.
She had work for J. A. Montgomery as a secretary for 17 years. Most recently she had worked as a sales associate at Ralph Lauren.
Mrs. Mitchell enjoyed crafts and yard work and flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Theodore Wade Mitchell of Millsboro; a daughter, Nikki Mitchell of Millsboro; her parents, Edwin H. Pettit and Barbara Joan Pettit of Millsboro; and two nieces, Megan Mitchell and Haley Mitchell of Millsboro.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to services. The Rev. Charlie Arnold will officiate
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Angola.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Center for the Inland Bays, P.O. Box 297, Nassau, DE 19969.
Gladys L. Taylor, 77
DOVER - Gladys L. Taylor of Dover died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 77.
Mrs. Taylor was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Westernport, Md.
During World War II, she worked at Celenise Corp. in Cumberland, Md., and also as a practical nurse in Westernport for many years. She worked in many retail stores after coming to the Dover area.
Mrs. Taylor attended Wyoming United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Taylor Sr.
She is survived by a son, Charles E. Taylor Jr. of Bridgeville; a daughter, Myrakay Taylor of Dover; and a brother, John A. Poland of West Monroe, La.
Remembrance service will be noon Friday at Trader Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Sutton will officiate.
Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery Dover.
Alice L. Ammon, 81
MILTON - Alice L. Ammon of Milton, formerly of Baltimore and Rehoboth Beach, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, in Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was 81.
Before retirement, Mrs. Ammon was the owner of Martin's Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, a secretary for 17 years at the DuPont Co. in Wilmington and a secretary for the University of Delaware's College of Marine Studies.
She was a talented artist, as well.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin G. Ammon, in 1984.
She is survived by a son, Jeffrey B. Ammon of Frankford, and a grandson, Christopher B. Ammon.
A private memorial service will be held in her home at a later date.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Casa San Francisco, PO Box 40, Milton, DE 19968.
Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services of Ocean View.
Gloria A. Archer, 75
LAUREL - Gloria A. Archer of Laurel died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, in her home. She was 75.
Mrs. Archer was born in Raton, Colfax County, N.M., daughter of the late Raymond and Kathleen Archer.
She traveled the world and lived life to the fullest. She was a doll maker, a needlepoint teacher and an antique dealer. She loved antiques and specialized in dolls and miniatures.
She is survived by a grandson, Edward Wagner of Seaford.
Funeral services and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.