Bertha B. Sheppard, 94
WILLARDS, Md. - Bertha B. Sheppard of Willards died Friday, March 23, 2001, in Chancellor Care Nursing Home, Delmar. She was 94.
Mrs. Sheppard was born April 21, 1906, in Zephyr, the daughter of the late John and Emmaline (Isaccs) Bryant.
She enjoyed quilting for the Lions Club in Willards.
Mrs. Sheppard was a volunteer at the Dover Modern Maturity Center, and helped to make Easter baskets for the governor's Easter egg hunt. She also volunteered at Cheswold Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas G. Sheppard; and a brother, Iven Bryat.
She is survived by a son, Roby L. Sheppard Sr. of Mineral, Va.; a daughter and her husband, Avalon and Don Rentz of Salisbury; her grandchildren, Bobby and Danette Rentz, Michael and Jacque Rentz, Leigh Anne Sheppard and Roby Lee Sheppard Jr.; her great-grandchildren, Gregory Dutton, Kacie Rentz, Joseph Rentz and Zackary Rentz; and four sisters, Arlis Wolf of Wyoming, Del., Iona Brown of Camden/Wyoming, Del., and Ocie Brown and Lena Messick both of Dover, Del.
Remembrance service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Trader Funeral Home in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The Rev. Melton Kemp with officiate.
Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del.
The family requests memorial contributions to Cheswold Methodist Church or Delaware Hospice.
Richard William Stombaugh, 78
WALDORF, Md. - Richard William Stombaugh of Waldorf, and formerly of Dover, Del., died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, Washington Center, Washington, D.C. He was 78.
Mr. Stombaugh was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Portage, Pa.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He retired in 1970 after serving his country for more than 26 years. While in the service, his decorations included the Air Force Commendation Medal.
He enjoyed crabbing and fishing the waters of Delaware and Maryland. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Stombaugh was an active member of American Legion Walter L. Fox Post 2 and often volunteered his time at Dover Air Force Base. After moving to Waldorf, he volunteered at Andrews Air Force Base.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Pearl Stombaugh, in 1992; a son, David Stombaugh; and a grandson, David Stombaugh.
He is survived by a daughter, Wendy S. Faulkner of Smyrna; four sons, Richard A. Stombaugh of Harrington, Del., Donald R. Stombaugh of Newport, Timothy E. Stombaugh of Dover and Thomas E. Stombaugh of Harrisburg, Pa.; two brothers, Alvin Stombaugh of Blue Knob, Pa., and Dave Stombaugh of Florida; two sisters, Rhea Costello of Portage and Iris Snare of East Freedom, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer C. Faulkner, Randy Faulkner, Robin Stombaugh, Andrew Stombaugh, Alexis Stombaugh, Brandon Stombaugh and Amberly Stombaugh; and his companion, Doris Hendley of Waldorf.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.
Richard T. Savage, 70
ELKTON, Md. - Richard T. Savage of Elkton died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in his home. He was 70.
Mr. Savage was born June 20, 1932, in Pocomoke City, son of the late Walter and Hattie Henderson Sav-age.
He had worked for Elburn's Florist in Chestertown and at the Perryville toll bridge.
Mr. Savage loved his bluegrass music.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Christenson Savage; a son, Ronald Savage, and Ron's companion, Shelia Hickman, and Ms. Hickman's children, Dennis Hickman and Hanna Hickman, all of Port Deposit; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Frank and Gloria Savage of North East, Theodore Savage of Dover, Del., Norman and Rose Savage of Chestertown and Warren Savage of Hyattsville; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and John Thompson of Loganville, Ga.; two grandchildren, Ronnie Savage and Crystal Davis; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Thursday in the New Life Faith Center, 1820 Jacob Tomb Highway, Rising Sun.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Mrs. Savage.
Arrangements by Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena.
Eloise F. Brown, 79
DOVER - Eloise F. Brown of Dover died Monday, March 24, 2003, in her home. She was 79.
Mrs. Brown was born in Greensboro, Md., daughter of the late Clifford Shulties and Lola Edwards Shul-ties.
She was a homemaker and worked hard raising her family. She also spent time working for the Capital School District at Towne Point Elementary School, in the cafeteria for 10 years. She even drove a school bus for several years.
Mrs. Brown was a mother to everybody. She enjoyed cooking, and always had more than enough food on the table to feed everyone. Often times there were enough leftovers to last several days. She also enjoyed canning and freezing food. She kept three full size freezers well stocked and never empty for long. Nobody was a stranger to Mrs. Brown.
She enjoyed the company not only of her family, and especially her grandchildren, but also her close friends. She looked forward to the fellowship and the time spent with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a hard working mother, grandmother and wife.
Mrs. Brown attended Trinity Wesleyan Church of Dover, and was a former attendee of Pilgrim Holiness Church of Harrington.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Melvin L. Brown of Dover; two sons, Lee and Cliff Brown, both of Dover; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Moran of Dover and Darlene and Douglas Bare of Dover; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. Du Pont Highway, Harrington, where friends may call two hours earlier. The Rev. William H. Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
William R. 'Bill' Bye, 82
DOVER - William R. 'Bill' Bye of Dover died Monday, March 24, 2003, in Silver Lake Center. He was 82.
Mr. Bye was born Dec. 19, 1920, in Pennsylvania, son of the late David H. and Bella Mae Hollowell Bye.
He was a self-employed carpenter in Pennsylvania and Delaware for several years.
Mr. Bye enjoyed horse racing, antiques and hunting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and Warren Bye.
He is survived by a son, William J. Bye of Pennsylvania; two daughters and a son-in-law, Brenda B. Lagle of California and Patricia L. and Floyd D. Heath of Delaware; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be private.
Clyde J. Clark, 86
LINCOLN - Clyde J. Clark of Lincoln died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in Milford Center, Milford. He was 86.
Mr. Clark was born in Sussex County, son of the late Clyde and Flossie (Dickerson) Clark.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a salesman and plant manager for Burris Food Services in Milford.
Mr. Clark attended Ellendale United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion post in Milford.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth K. (Bailey) Clark; two stepsons and two stepdaughters-in-law, Harland Richard Graef and Marguerite "Peggy" Graef of North East, Md., and Theodore Donald Graef and Marie Graef of Salisbury, Md.; two nephews, Eugene Clark and Ronnie Clark; a niece, Judy Moore; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford.
Burial will be in Henlopen Memorial Park, near Milton.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Ellendale U.M. Church, Main Street, Ellendale, DE 19941.
Horace C. David, 65
WILMINGTON - Horace C. David of Wilmington, formerly of Smyrna, died of complications of cancer Sunday, March 22, 2003, in Christiana Hospital of Christiana Care, Newark. He was 65.
Mr. David was a self-employed home decorator.
He is survived by a sister, Dolores Clark of Wilmington.
Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Faries Funeral Directors Inc., Smyrna.
James S. Evans, 84
BRIDGEVILLE - James S. Evans of Bridgeville died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 84.
Mr. Evans was born Sept. 16, 1919, in Greenwood.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Evans was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, where he was a lay leader, member of the trustee board and a chairman of the board's finance committee.
He is survived by his wife, Jamesie Evans of Bridgeville; a son, James Evans Jr. of Millsboro; three sis-ters, Eretheia Evans, Bessie Holland and Martha Knox, all of Bridgeville; and a sister-in-law, J. Jeanne Evans of Bridgeville.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville.
Services will be noon Thursday in the church, where friends may call one hour earlier.
Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, Bridgeville.
William H. 'Willie' Farrell Jr., 55
MILFORD - William H. "Willie" Farrell Jr. of Milford died Friday, March 21, 2003, in his home. He was 55.
Mr. Farrell was born in Washington, D.C., son of Natalie Clayton Farrell, now of Melbourne, Fla., and the late William H. Farrell Sr.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in Vietnam in 1967.
Mr. Farrell was a musician for more than 30 years, touring the United States with The Hubcaps and more recently with Kathie Martin and the Hot Rods. He was Willie the bass player, whose characters in-cluded the tough guy with a heart of gold and teen angel. He became disabled and retired from performing in 2000.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathleen Farrell of Milford; a son, William H. Farrell III, and daughter, Colleen M. Farrell, both of Milford; three brothers, Roger Farrell and Mark Farrell, both of Waldorf, Md., and Dean Farrell of Wilbraham, Mass.; and three sisters, Linda Poe of Melbourne, Martha Wilcher of Bryans Road, Md., and Jean Solensky of Pensacola, Fla.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Ave., Milford.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Delaware Veterans Cemetery South, near Mills-boro.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Farrell Children's Education Fund, c/o Priscilla Rogers, County Bank, 100 E. Masten Circle, Milford, DE 19963.
Sandrea Ashonte Greene, infant
BRIDGEVILLE - Sandrea Ashonte Greene of Bridgeville died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in the home of her great grandmother. She was an infant.
Sandrea is survived by her parents, Shandrella Greene of Bridgeville and GuanDavis of Concord; four brothers, Rondagius Harper, Ahjalik Greene, Joseph Greene and Saquan Davis, all of Bridgeville; mater-nal grandparents, Sandy Wright and Howard Brown of Bridgeville and Howard Greene of North Carolina; maternal great-grandparents, Pastor Alberta Gray and Alford Gray of Bridgeville; maternal great-great-grandmother, Oney MeNeill of Bridgeville; paternal grandmother, Colessa Davis of Houston; paternal great-grandmother, Minnie Risper of Brooklyn, N.Y.; paternal grandfather, Leo John; godmother, Belinda McNeill of Bridgeville; and several aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in the Soul Saving Church of God, Coverdales Cross Roads, Bridgeville. Pastor Alberta Gray will officiate.
Burial will be in Middleford Cemetery, Middleford.
Instead of flowers, the family requests pink or white balloons to be brought to the funeral service.
Arrangements by Deborah E. Harris-Nock funeral Services, Bridgeville.