Frank D. Bonsall Jr., 82
DELMAR - Frank D. Bonsall Jr. of Delmar died of natural causes Wednesday, March 5, 2003, in Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was 82.
Mr. Bonsall was born in Chester, Pa., son of the late Frank D. Bonsall Sr. and Lizzie Bonsall.
He was in the U.S. Army's 70th Infantry Division during World War II. He received a field commission to the rank of lieutenant while in combat.
He was the owner of Bonsall Vending Co. He also was a cattle farmer.
Mr. Bonsall was a member of St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar. He was mayor of Delmar for six years. He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club, served on the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital board of directors, was a bank director of the Sussex Trust Co., served on the Sussex County Ditch Commission for many years and was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8276 in Delmar.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Grover Bonsall; a sister, Sara Grove; and his first wife, Doris Lee Bonsall.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Bonsall of Delmar; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Joan A. and Richard Scott of Freedom Village, Pa., Gail Hoffman of Rehoboth Beach, Christine and Steve Miller of Birdsboro, Pa., and Kaye and Chris Anstreicher of Elkton, Md.; two stepdaughters and two stepsons-in-law, Carol and James Hill of Seaford and Melissa and Richard Malone of Delmar; two stepsons and a stepdaughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Cheryl Martin of Middletown and Greg Martin of Millsboro; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove St., Delmar.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home, where friends also may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Dr. John T. Randolph will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery in Delmar.
The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 101 E. State St., Delmar, DE 19940; or to the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department or to the Ambulance Fund - address for both is P.O. Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940.
Margaret Elizabeth Crawford, 78
LEWES - Margaret Elizabeth Crawford of Lewes died of natural causes Tuesday, March 4, 2003, in her home. She was 78.
Mrs. Crawford lived in Lewes for the last 17 years, moving from Waretown, N.J.
She really enjoyed her family and home, and loved to shop and read.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret E. and William McKendrick.
She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Crawford; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Deborah Crawford Imbus and Mark Imbus of Elkin, N.C., and Allysann "Jake" and Mike Harper of Hermiston, Ore.; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Robert M. Crawford Jr. and Nancy Crawford of Morton, Pa.; two grandsons, Christopher L. Imbus of Raleigh, N.C., and Nathan Harper of Hermiston; and a brother, Eugene McKendrick, as well as Mr. McKendrick's family, all of Waretown.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call two hours earlier.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery, Lewes.
Lois 'Jean' Davis, 69
SMYRNA - Lois "Jean" Davis of Smyrna, formerly of Millsboro, died Thursday, March 6, 2003, in the home of her daughter, Debra S. Hall. She was 69.
Mrs. Davis was born July 9, 1933, in Princeton, W.Va., daughter of the late Carl and Emma Young Noble.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Davis, in 2000.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, William R. Davis of Smyrna; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Arc of Frederick County, Inc., 620-A Research Drive, Frederick, MD 21703.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., Smyrna.
Carletta Broom Jones, 98
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Carletta Broom Jones of Greenville, formerly of Spartanburg, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, in the National Healthcare of Greenville. She was 98.
A native of Columbia, Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Henry B. Broom, Sr. and Jessie Fee Broom.
She was a member of Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lewis Jones Sr.
She is survived by three sons, Col. Henry Lewis Jones Jr. of Dover, Del., Dr. Douglas O. Jones of Rock Hill and Carl M. Jones of Greenville; a daughter, Jessie Godshall of Greenville; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and John A. Fincher of Birmingham, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. today in Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, where friends may call one hour earlier. The Rev. Peter Waid will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Complex.
Memorials may be made to the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1801 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307; or to the Bonclarken Conference Center, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Arrangements by J.F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg.
Mary Elizabeth Postles May, 82
LINCOLN - Mary Elizabeth Postles May of Lincoln died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, in Milford. She was 82.
Mrs. May was born in Milford, daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Viola (Moore) Postles.
She was a waitress for various restaurants in the area for many years, retiring in 1974.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. May, in 1996.
She is survived by six sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Kathy S. May, with whom she lived, and William D. May, all of Lincoln, Joseph R. May of Georgetown, Frank D. May of Wilmington, Richard A. May, both of Milford, and Stephen G. May of Coolspring; and her brother, Woodrow Wilson Postles of Dover.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln.
Arrangements by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford.
Elizabeth Tingle Postley, 70
BISHOPVILLE, Md. - Elizabeth Tingle Postley of Bishopville died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, in her home. She was 70.
Ms. Postley was actively serving as president of the United Methodist Women Unit of Curtis United Methodist Church and a member of the willing workers committee. She had previously served as president and secretary of the Curtis United Methodist pastoral/parsonage relations committee. She also served as communion steward, Sunday school superintendent and on the cemetery committee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Katie Dorothy Tingle.
She is survived by four sons, Milford Postley of Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael Lee Postley and Kenneth Postley, both of Bishopville, and Darrell Edward Postley of Seaford, Del.; two daughters, Geraldine Postley Thomas of Dover, Del., and Priscilla E. Postley of Bishopville; two brothers, John Tingle of Chester, Pa., and James Tingle; two sisters, Viola Tunnell of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mildred Mumford of Selbyville, Del.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight in Curtis United Methodist Church, Bishopville. The Rev. Lester Justice will officiate.
Burial will be held in St. Paul Cemetery, Berlin.
Arrangements by Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home, Salisbury.
The Rev. William H. Revelle Jr., 82
GRASONVILLE, Md., - The Rev. William H. Revelle Jr. of Grasonville died Thursday, March 6, 2003, in the Corsica Hills Center in Centreville. He was 82.
The Rev. Revelle was born in Hillsboro, son of the late Rev. William H. Revelle Sr. and Mary Anna Ward Revelle.
He had been a minister in the Delaware-Peninsula Conference of United Methodist Church for 45 years, retiring in 1985. He had served the St. Michaels Southerland Church, and the church in Wye Mills. He also served churches in Port Deposit and Chestertown, Christ Church in Smyrna, Del., St. Paul's in Wilmington, Del., Asbury in Salisbury and Hillcrest Bellefonte in Wilmington, also serving as superintendent of the Dover, Del., District, and then in the Newark, Del., of United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Revelle was a member of Temple Lodge 128, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, in Denton, and had been the chaplain on the staff of the Grand Lodge of Delaware. He was a past board member of Wesley Theological Seminary, where he also was a member of the John Wesley Society. In retirement, he had also worked or the legislative committee of the Grasonville AARP chapter.
He is survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Carolyn H. Revelle of Grasonville; two daughters; Sue R. McMillan of Newark and Ellen R. Clahan of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; a sister, Sarah R. Frye of Dallas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Moore Funeral Home P. A., 12 S. Second St., in Denton, where there will be a Masonic memorial service at 7 p.m.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Barratt's Chapel near Frederica, Del.
Burial will be in Barratt's Chapel Cemetery near Frederica.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Barratt's Chapel, 6414 Bay Road, Frederica, DE 19946; or to a charity of one's choice.
Earl Handy Roberts Jr., 71
SEAFORD - Earl Handy Roberts Jr. of Seaford died, after a lengthy illness, Monday, March 3, 2003, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 71.
Mr. Roberts was the son of the late Earl Roberts Sr. and Anna Reid Roberts.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edna; seven children and the wives of two, the Rev. George and Ann Smith of Suffolk, Va., Ernest and Mary Jo Smith and Dennis Smith, all of Reading, Pa., Cynthia Roberts and Theresa Roberts, both of Pottstown, Pa., Earl Roberts III of Seaford and Vincent Roberts of Greensboro, N.C.; four brothers, Richard Roberts, Alfonzo Roberts and George Roberts, all of Salisbury, Md., and Freddie Roberts Sr. of Hyattsville, Md.; three sisters, Shirley Perry Hayes of Salisbury, Vivian Ennis of Hebron, Md., and Margaret Roberts-Davis of Ellicott City, Md.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 25 nieces and nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; great-great-nieces; and great-great-nephews.
Friends and family may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church, Adventist Drive, Salisbury.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the church, where friends and family also may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be private.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Seaford