Pearl E. Wheeler, 90
CENTREVILLE, Md. - Pearl E. Wheeler of Centreville died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Magnolia Hall Nursing Home, Chester. She was 90.
Ms. Wheeler was born Dec. 14, 1910, in Queen Anne's County, daughter of the late John Wheeler Sr. and Mary Wheeler.
She attended school in Queen Anne's County.
She moved to New York City, where she lived for many years. She then moved back home to Maryland, and, when her health failed, became a resident of the nursing center, where she resided for about one year.
Ms. Wheeler was a member of St. Mark's Church in New York for many years. Upon returning to Maryland, she transferred her membership to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Church Hill.
She is survived by five sisters, Helen Wheeler of Cambridge, Louise Jacobs, Sadie Felton and Lena Wheeler, all of Chestertown, and Shirley Newman of Hyattsville; four brothers, the Rev. Elmer Wheeler, Joseph Wheeler and Fletcher Wheeler, all of Centreville, and Norman Wheeler of Wilmington, Del.; three sisters-in-law, Frances Wheeler and Anna Wheeler, both of Centreville, and Edna Wheeler of Ridgely; a brother-in-law; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel A.M.E. Church, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Church Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover, Del.
Damien Kenyota Vashon Bailey White, 2
MILFORD - Damien Kenyota Vashon Bailey White of Milford died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital. He was 2.
Damien was born Jan. 22, 1998, son of Geneedra Bailey of Ellendale and the late Kenyota White.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Deneedra Bailey of Ellendale; his grandparents, Gwendolyn J. Hunter of Ellendale and Clarence Bailey of Harrington; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A service will be noon Saturday at the Pentecostal Church of God, Lincoln, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck.
Arrangements are by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Katherine 'Kitty' Anthony Clements, 84
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Katherine "Kitty" Anthony Clements of Chestertown died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in the Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Chestertown. She was 84.
Mrs. Clements was born April 1, 1916, in Kingstown, Md. the daughter of the late E. Rumsey and Rebecca Rigley Anthony.
In 1950, she and her family moved to Puerto Rico for a period of time, returning to Chestertown in 1967.
She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, collecting antiques and refinishing furniture from time to time.
Throughout her life, Mrs. Clements was known for her many hours spent volunteering her time to several organizations across Kent and Queen Anne's County. This time was donated to the Kent Hospice, where in 1998 she received "Volunteer of the Year." She was involved for many, many years in the Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital Auxiliary, where she held the office of president as well as several other offices. She was a part of the Washington College Women's League since its inception in 1951, the Kent Conservation, the American Heart Association, and the Kent Museum. She was also a member of the Chester River Yacht and Country Club and the 1st United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Alday M. Clements of Chestertown; two sons, Anthony M. Clements of Reisterstown and Christopher B. Clements of Buena Vista, Colo.; a daughter, Kittemeria Laroux Runde of Chestertown, Md.; two brothers, Louis B. Anthony of Chestertown and Richard Anthony of Fairlee; a sister, Patricia A. Blake of Towson; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the 1st United Methodist Church in Chestertown, where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be private.
For those who wish, memorial contributions can be sent to: The Kent and Queen Anne's Hospital, 100 Brown St. Chestertown, MD 21620 or the Kent Hospice Foundation, 118A South Lynchburg St. Chestertown, MD 21620.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, Chestertown.
Otis Sewell Conaway III, 56
DELANCO, N.Y. - Otis Sewell Conaway III of Delanco died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, in East Orange Veteran's Hospital in East Orange, N.J. He was 56.
Mr. Conaway was born July 9, 1944, in Cambridge, Md., the son of the late Otis S. Conaway, Jr. and May Addline Conaway.
He attended public schools in Dorchester County. After graduating from Maces Lane High School.
He served in the U.S. Army for four years.
He than worked various jobs as a tractor trailer driver before moving to New Jersey where he worked at Ling Trucking Inc. as a tractor trailer driver until he passed.
While residing in Vienna, Md., he meet and joined in Holy Matrimony with Lorraine Elizabeth Waller and from this union a daughter and son were born.
Mr. Conaway was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna before he moved to New Jersey and became a baptized member of St. John's Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rudolph V. Jackson, and a sister, Georgia Stanley.
He is survived by a son, Otis S. Conaway IV of Randallstown, Md., a daughter, Kelley M. Conaway, of Bladensburg, Md.; three stepsons, Andre D. Waller of Cambridge, Tony L. Wallet of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Henry M. Waller of Bowie, Md.; a stepdaughter, Trudy R. Waller, of Vienna, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Veronica D. Conaway of Baltimore, Md.; two step daughter-in-laws, Stephany Waller of Cambridge, Lecia B. Waller of Bowie, Md.; a brother, Reginald L. Conaway of Hurlock, Md.; four sisters, Williemina Rideout, Lois Jones, Catherine Pennington of Vienna, Md., Mabel Lewis of Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Deborah Conaway of Hurlock, Md.; three brother- in-laws, Jennis, Rideout and Johnny Pennington, both of Vienna and Sander Lee Lewis of Philadelphia; 10 grandchildren, five aunts, three uncles and a host nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at John Wesley UM Church, Vienna.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at John Wesley U.M. Church, Vienna.
Burial will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Beulah.
Arrangement by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Hurlock.
Donald A. Durham, 84
SUMERDUCK, Va. - Donald A. Durham of Sumerduck, and formerly of Dover, Del., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg. He was 84,
Mr. Durham was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Battle Creek, Mich., the son of the late William and Marella Seeney Durham.
He worked as a truck driver for Hall Motor Transit of Harrisburg, Pa. for 20 years before retiring.
He was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
While Mr. Durham was in the Dover area, he enjoyed attending the local 7th Day Adventist Churches and Senior Centers, especially Mamie A. Warren Senior Center near Clayton, Del.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Alger Durham, in 1988.
He is survived by his daughter, Judith M. Wenck of Price, Md.; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a great great grandson.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main St. in Smyrna, Del., where friends may call one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.
Lillian V. Coxen-Green, 92
LINCOLN - Lillian V. Coxen-Green of Lincoln died of natural causes Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 92.
Mrs. Coxen-Green was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Cordova, Md., the daughter of the late Walter Coxen and Annie Green.
She received her education in the Easton School System.
Mrs. Coxen-Green was a member of the St. Daniels United Methodist Church in Chester, Pa. for over 50 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raubie M. Green, in 1979.
She is survived by a son, Arnold L. Pierce of Riverdale, Ga.; and a grandson, whom she lived with and cared for her, Harry O. Coxen Jr.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Daniels United Methodist Church, 4th and Edwards Streets in Chester, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Feltonville, Pa.
Arrangements by W.M James Leake Funeral Home, Chester.
Ronald C. Lynch, 85
MILLSBORO - Ronald C. Lynch, of Millsboro died of cancer on Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, in his home.
Mr. Lynch was born in Lewes, the son of the late James and Jennie Lynch.
He was a retired sheet metal worker and guitarist.
He loved music and started playing the guitar at age 5. Later played backup music for Wanda Jackson and Reno and Smiley's Bluegrass Band and enjoyed playing for charities, music festivals and for the enjoyment of others. Mr. Lynch was a member of the improved order of Redmans in Georgetown and Blackwater Fellowship Church, Frankford.
He was preceded by his wife, Dorothy in 1994 and two sons, Ronald Jr. and Wayne.
He is survived by a son, Richard Lynch of Essex, England; two daughters, Nancy Carey of Millsboro and Sharon McClain of Willards, Md.; a sister, Charlotte Hawkins of Selbyville; two brothers, Mason Lynch of Folcroft, Pa., and Arthur Lynch of Selbyville; 11 grandchildren, five step grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday the Frankford Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, where friends may call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in the Roxana Cemetery, Roxana.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Blackwater Fellowship Church. Frankford.
Thomas E. 'Tom' Annack, 34
SEAFORD - Thomas E. "Tom" Annack of Seaford died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Easton, Md., after an automobile accident. He was 34.
Mr. Annack worked for Delmarva Paving in Seaford.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Hess Annack; two daughters, Tessa and Stacey Annack of Seaford; his parents, Cathy Marie Boob of Altona, Pa., and Kenneth Annack of Laurel, Md.; a brother, Eddie Annack of Altona; his paternal grandmother, Ruth Gebhardt of Columbia, Md., and his mother and father-in-law, Roy B and Mary Ann Hess of Morgantown, W.V.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 Shipley St., Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Blades Cemetery.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contribution be made for the benefit of the children to Karen Annack, Rt. 123A, Seaford, DE 19973.
George D. Best, 88
CAMDEN - George D. Best of Camden died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 88.
Mr. Best was born July 1, 1912, in Smyrna, son of the late Samuel E. and Lottie Black Best.
He was a civil service employee working at Dover Air Force Base as an aircraft mechanic, retiring in 1979.
Mr. Best was an avid sportsman and hunter.
He enjoyed gardening and sharing the fruits of his labor to family and friends.
Mr. Best was a mason and life member of the Harmony Lodge 13 in Smyrna, a member of the Evergreen 49 Tall Cedars of Milford, a life member of the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company, a life member of the Silver Lake Sportsman's Club, and a life member of the Delaware Bay Retriever Club. He was also a member of the Civil Service Retirees; a member of the Caesar Rodney Ruritan Club and a faithful member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Margaret T. Best in 1991.
He is survived by a son, George E. Best of Camden; a daughter, Dee Chope of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Dan Collins, Lindsay Lewis and Molly Torrence, all of Colorado Springs; and a great-grandchild, MacKenzie Lewis of Colorado Springs.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 West Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, where a Masonic service will be observed at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Frank O. Sutton will officiate.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 or the Wyoming United Methodist Church, 112 Broad Street, Wyoming, DE 19934.
Angie Brooks-Gleaves, 87
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Angie Brooks-Gleaves of Chestertown died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Wilbur E. and Gloria G. Johnson, Chestertown. She was 87.
Ms. Brooks-Gleaves was born Feb. 1, 1914, in Coleman Corner, Worton, daughter of the late Alexander and Alice Piner-Gleaves.
She received her education at Coleman Elementary School and Garnett High School, Chestertown.
Ms. Brooks-Gleaves joined Coleman Union United Methodist Church (now New Christian Chapel of Love Church) Coleman Corner in Worton, at an early age and sang with the Friendly Chorus.
She is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Gleaves-Bussey of Philadelphia and Gloria Gleaves-Johnson of Chestertown; a devoted son-in-law, Wilbur E. Johnson; a sister-in-law, Zodie Martin-Brooks of Coleman Corner, Worton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the New Christian Chapel of Love Church, Coleman Corner, Worton.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the church, where friends may also call two hours prior to service.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Joseph A. Caetto, 84
OCEAN VIEW - Joseph A. Caetto of Ocean View died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. He was 84.
Mr. Caetto was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Michael and Elsie Caetto,
He was a Washington, D.C. fireman until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Eleise H. Caetto; two sons, Joseph M. Caetto and Robert J. Caetto; a daughter, Sandra Fowler; a sister, Marguerite Cavaliere, a niece, Marguerite Caetto; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Bethany Beach.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, West Avenue, Ocean View.
Burial will be in Mariner's Bethel Cemetery in Ocean View.
Instead of flowers, the family suggest contributions to St. Ann's Catholic Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 149, Bethany Beach, DE 19930.
Charles Franklin Calloway Sr., 86
MIDDLETOWN - Charles Franklin Calloway Sr. of Middletown died of cancer Friday, March 30, 2001. He was 86.
Mr. Calloway was born in Vienna, Md., and moved to Middletown in 1945.
He worked at J.C. Calloway Inc., later Calotex Delaware Inc. He served as president of the company from 1966 until his retirement in 1983.
Mr. Calloway was an active member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry and was a former director of the Sunday School. He was also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Delaware.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane Bouchelle Calloway; a son, Charles F. Calloway Jr. of Middletown; a daughter, Sharyn C. Gambino of Middletown; a sister, Elizabeth Bowles of North Carolina; and seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Cancer Society or Delaware Hospice.
Arrangements by the Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home, Middletown.
Owen Conway 'Tom' Carroll, 71
LEWES - Owen Conway "Tom" Carroll of Lewes died of a heart attack Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 71.
Mr. Carroll retired as a business manager from the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes in 1994.
He was a wonderful joke teller and had a smile and kind word for everyone. He especially enjoyed giving nicknames to everyone. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was dearly loved by his entire family.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Carroll of Lewes; a son, Thomas Haskins; two daughters, Michele Winters and Stephanie Markel; two stepdaughters, Debra Schwalbe and Connie Banks; a stepson, Gary Frye; two brothers, Joseph Carroll and William "Bill" Carroll; five granddaughters; and two grandsons.
Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 1449 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in Lawncroft Cemetery, Linwood, Pa.
Chester J. Czernik, 87
MILFORD - Chester J. Czernik of Milford died of cancer Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. He was 87.
Mr. Czernik started his career as a trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police in 1935. After leaving the police force in 1940, he took a position as a paper maker with the Scott Paper Co. in the Philadelphia area. He then worked 15 years with Patterson Paper Parchment in the Philadelphia area before his retirement in 1979.
Formerly of Yardley, Pa., he and his family moved to Milford 13 years ago.
Until his illness, he enjoyed the title of greeter for six years at the Milford Walmart.
Mr. Czernik was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Milford, the Frederica Adult Center and the AARP.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bertha S. Czernik; and a daughter, Joanne Czernik of Laurel.
Prayer service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Avenue, Milford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be Tuesday in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Morrisville, Pa.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Frederica Adult Center, P.O. Box 165, Frederica, DE 19946.