Clinton H. Breasure, 83
FRANKFORD - Clinton H. Breasure of Frankford died of natural causes Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. He was 83.
Mr. Breasure was born in Whitesville, in south-central Sussex County near the Maryland line, son of the late Clarence and Ola Mae Wilkerson Breasure.
He was a farmer and lived most of his life in Omar, outside Frankford.
Mr. Breasure was a member of Frankford Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school superintendent for 15 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Donaway Breasure; two daughters, Patricia Helms and Janet Davidson; and a brother, Levin Breasure.
He is survived by his second wife, Emma; six sons, Jay Breasure, Wayne Breasure, Gerald Breasure, Jeffrey Breasure, Frank Esham and Harold Esham; a sister, Ruth Tull; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Thatcher Street, Frankford, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in the Dagsboro Redmen's Memorial Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Frankford Methodist Church, Main Street, Frankford, DE 19945.
William Lawrence Bulla Jr., 51
RIDGELY, Md. - William Lawrence Bulla Jr. of Ridgely, beloved husband, father and pastor, died after a long illness, Sunday, March 16, 2003, in his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 51.
Mr. Bulla was born Oct. 24, 1951, in Washington, D.C., son of William Lawrence Bulla Sr. and Barbara Ammann Pope Bulla of Hagerstown.
He was raised in Bethesda and Catonsville. He graduated from The Church Farm School (now called The School at Church Farm) in Paoli, Pa., in 1970, followed by four years of electrical school to obtain his journeyman's license.
Mr. Bulla was, by turns, an electrician and a shop manager for Seger Glass, Easton.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, working with computers, and playing guitar and drums.
Mr. Bulla was a Bible study leader; a March for Jesus committee member; a pastor at Refuge Christian Fellowship, Denton; and a Christian bookstore manager with the Christian Literature Crusade, Fort Washington, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kathleen Sullivan Bulla; a son, William Elijah Bulla, and a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Bulla, both of the family home; a brother, Wendell E. Pope Jr. of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; a sister, Beverly A. Pope Jacob of Baltimore; seven nephews, Chip, Chris, Dan, Rod, Wendell III, Gus and Clayton; two nieces, Alice and Alexis; three grandnephews, Devin, Jordan and Alex; and two grandnieces, Emily and Brittley.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Greensboro Baptist Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Voice of the Martyrs, P.O. Box 54, Caney, KS 67333-9980.
Mary Jane Kelley Cox, 62
CRUMPLER, N.C. - Mary Jane Kelley Cox of Crumpler died peacefully Friday, March 14, 2003, surrounded by her family. She was 62.
Mrs. Cox was born in Wilmington, Del., daughter of the late Edythe and Walter F. Kelley (Pop).
She attended school in Greensboro, Md.
Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and very gifted with her hands. She loved people.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elsworth Cox; a son, Elsworth Cox Jr.; a brother, John T. Kelley; a sister, Bessie May Lambert; and a sister, Delores E. Moyer.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbie Lynn Preece of Hudson and Deborah Miller and Beth Walker, both of Crumpler; a brother, Walter F. Kelley Jr. of Claremont, Calif.; two sisters, Lola C. Staats of Dover, Del., and Edythe Lynn Mohlencamp of Windom, Minn.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were March 16, 2003, at Boone Family Funeral Home, West Jefferson.
Burial was in Ashlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Ash County.
Caroline Clara Grafton, 91
DOVER - Caroline Clara Grafton of Dover died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Capital Healthcare Services, Dover. She was 91.
Mrs. Grafton was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Dover, daughter of the late Frederick Bell Sr. and Clara Daly Bell.
She worked as a hostess/cashier for Kirby and Holloway, retiring in 1982.
She had many true and loyal friends with whom she stayed in touch over the years.
Mrs. Grafton was a lifelong member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for 20 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Grafton.
She is survived by a brother, J. Francis Bell of Dover; three sisters, Norma B. Stoltenberg and Pauline B. Sudler, both of Dover, and Gloria Hudson of Alomonte Springs, Fla.; her very best friends, George and Betty Bailey Scott of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7 to 8 tonight at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel.
Burial will be private.
Robert L. Hinzman, 67
SMYRNA - Robert L. Hinzman of Smyrna, formerly of Harrington, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at the Delaware Home for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna, where he had resided for the past 30 years. He was 67.
Mr. Hinzman was born in Harrington, son of the late William and Claudia (Elliott) Hinzman.
He loved horses and enjoyed listening to the radio and watching TV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Hinzman Sr.; and his nephew, Terry Hinzman.
He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, William and M. Clara Hinzman of Harrington; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and John Holman of Milford; two nieces, Jennifer Holman of Milford and Donna Doyle of Madison, Wis.; and a great-niece, Maya Claire of Madison.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKnatt Funeral Home, 50 Commerce St., Harrington, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery, Milford-Harrington Highway, Harrington.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Delaware Home for the Chronically Ill, 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.
Ethel Juanita Harmon-Jarrell, 75
GOLDSBORO, Md. - Ethel Juanita Harmon-Jarrell of Goldsboro died peacefully Thursday, March 13, 2003, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was 75.
Mrs. Harmon-Jarrell was born June 14, 1927, in Magnolia, Del., daughter of the late Joshua and Ethel Fisher-Harmon.
She attended Mount Olive School, Magnolia.
She had been a secretary for Jarrell Dump Truck Service.
Mrs. Harmon-Jarrell was a devoted wife and mother, who greatly enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jacquelyn Taylor; three sisters, Margaret Pennewell, Elizabeth Griffin and Thelma Willis; and two brothers, Fisher Harmon and Tolbert Harmon.
She is survived by a devoted and loving husband of 36 years, Irvin Jarrell; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Robert Jr. and Henrietta Taylor of Magnolia and George E. and Ernestine Taylor of Denton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan E. Draine-Burris and Myrtle Burris of Harrington, Del., and Shirley M. and William Smith of Dover; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Congo Funeral Home, Wilmington, Del.
Anna Mae Johnson, 49
CLAYTON - Anna Mae Johnson of Clayton died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at Green Valley Nursing Home, Smyrna. She was 49.
Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 30, 1953, in Clayton, daughter of the late Robert and Betsy (Stafford) Harvey.
She was a homemaker, and a very loving and caring person who would do anything for you.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny Johnson of Dover; four daughters, Elizabeth J. Harvey, Marian R. Thompson and Lucille I. Johnson, all of Clayton, and Loretta L. Tally of Dover; a son, Thomas W. Johnson of Clayton; three grandchildren, Aaron M. Thompson and Tristan A. Thompson, both of Clayton, and Nathan T. Talley of Dover; two brothers, Frank A. Harvey of Hartly and Robert L. Harvey of Clayton; two sisters, Rebecca J. Dye of Townsend and Mary Webb of Smyrna; and a friend, Adria Green of Dover.
Services will be at the convenience of the family.