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30 - CAPE GZETl,'Friday, January 16 - January 22, 1998 Obituaries Amanda Marie Dera, Cape scholar-athlete Amanda Marie Dera, 14, of An- gola by'the Bay, Lewes, died Sun- day, Jan. 11, 1998, at A.I. DuPont Hospital in Wilmington. Amanda was a freshman at Cape Hen- lopen High School. She was a mem- ber of the Na- tional Jr. Honor Soci- ety, a mem- ber of the track team, a flutist in the high school DERA band, a mem- ber of the Student Government Association and a member of the Math League. She was a member of St. Edmond's Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach. She enjoyed baking, field hock- ey, baseball, softball, track, writ- ing, fishing, crabbing, camping and was an avid reader. She col- . lected dolls, books and jewelry. Amanda loved life and was ea- ger to be involved in everything life had to offer. She loved her family and friends. She is survived by her father and mother, Francis "Butch" War- rington and Theresa Dera War- rington; a brother, Miles, at home; her maternal grandmother, Bar- bara Dera of Angola; her paternal grandmother, Gladys Warrington of Rehoboth Beach; and her ma- ternal great-grandparents, Robert and Josephine Calhoun of Wilm- ington, N.C. A service will be held at St. Jude's Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Lewes. Contributions are suggested to the Amanda Dera Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of PNC Bank, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Liberal Stnudies Social Sciences Concenntn'atiotn Robert J. Hickman, decorated veteran Robert J. Hickman, 75, of rural Millsboro, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, of cancer at home. Mr. Hickman was an electrician with Delmarva Power, employed at the Indian River Power Plant, retiring in 1988. He also managed his farm in rural Millsboro for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a turret gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Wounded in action during the European- African-Middle Eastern cam- paign, he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was also awarded the United Methodist Church, near Millsboro. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marian; three sons, Barry of Frankford, John of Dagsboro and Kendall O. Warrington III of Millsboro; a daughter, Beverly Mitchell of Millsboro; and eight grandchildren. Services were held from the Chapel of Melson Funeral Ser- vices in Frankford, with burial in the Millsboro Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Hickory Hill United Methodist Church, in care of Roy Rogers, RD 4, Box 424D, Millsboro, DE 19966. Arrangements by Melson Fu- neral Services. Robert F. Jackson, retired salesman Robert F. Jackson, 67, of Milton and formerly of Newark, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998, in Peninsula Regional Medical Cen- ter, Salisbury, Md. Mr. Jackson had worked for Shone Lumber Co., Stanton, for 15 years as a salesman, and Mar- tin Oldsmobile, Newark, as a dri- ver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540. He is survived by a daughter, Elaine J. Barnett of Elkton, Md.; a brother, Bruce L. Sr. of Gaithers- burg, Md.; two sisters, Betty J. Marvel of Bear and Shirley M. Stewart of Newark; and a grand- son. Services were held at McCrery Memorial Chapel, Marshallton, with burial in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Summit. Contributions afmlJggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Wilmington. Dora Lucas, worked for Luftman Co. Dora Lucas, 97, of Milton, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, in Harbor Healthcare Center, Lewes. Mrs. Lucas had been a general laborer for Wallace Luftman Co., Salisbury, Md. She attended Mount Zion Holy Church, Milton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel, in 1992. She is survived by a son, James Nathaniel Hopkins of Milton; a daughter, Mary Cook of Milton; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren rind great-great- great-grandchildren. Services were held at Mount Zion Holy Church, Milton, with burial in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaughter Neck. Alma M. Sweede, senior center member Alma M. Sweede, 86, of Med- Bronze Battle Star after being pointe Nursing Facility, Elkton, held as a prisoner of war by the Md., and formerly of Miiltown, Germans for 13 months. Mr. diedThursday,Jan. 8, 1998,atthe Hickman,._,^_:, :___was a chartervF.wmember,of nursing lorhe.' i t, ,,aua'D j Post 7z,+ Mrs:. Sweede Was a member of at Quillen's Point in Ocean View the AbSalom Jones Senior Center, and the American Legion Post 28 Newport. at Riverdale-Oak Orchard. He was She was preceded in death by a member of the Hickory Hill her husband, Arthur H., in 1989. She is survived by two sons, Harold I. of Milltown and William A. of Newark; two daughters, Doris S. Buchanan of Lewes and Elaine Rowe of Fair Hill, Md.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were held at McCrery Memorial Chapel, Marshallton, with bUrial in Gracelawn Memori- al Cemetery, Minquadale. Erven F. McGinnes Jr., maintenance worker Erven F. McGinnes Jr., 67, of Ellendale and formerly of Wilm- ington, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, of heart failure in Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. McGinnes worked in gener- al maintenance for Arnold Golds- borough Real Estate Co., Wilm- ington, for 20 years. Later, he was a self-employed roofing contrac- tor, retiring in 1979 on disability. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Hall McGinnes; three sons, Erven F. III of Omaha, Neb., Robert K. of Bear and George "Curt" of Wilmington; two daughters, Viola Foskey of Ellendale and Nettle Rogers of Millsboro; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, with burial in Millsboro Cemetery. Nancy B. Ward, former state clerk Nancy B. Ward, 104, of Dover, died MondaY, Jan. 5, 1998, in Westminster Village Health Care Center, Dover. :. :. Mrs..Ward was a clerk for the state of Delaware. She was a member 6:f: the Presbyterian Church of Dover and was a circle A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Church of Dover, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to 'e Presbyterian Church of Dover. Arrangements by Trader Funer- al Home, Dover. "  k: i! Dame J. TunneH, ', ;,...: food processing worker !! Daniel J. Tunnell, 87, of Frank- ford, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1998, of respiratory failure in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. Mr. Tunnell was formerly em- leader: She was also a member of ployed by Draper King-Cole Co., the auxiliary of Stockley Center in Milton, and later worked for Den#. Ge6rgetown.. " :, his M ood Ps-'mCo/ "! She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Ward, in 1953; two daughters, Betty Somerville and Georgia Hyatt; and a grandson, Charles "Chuck" Hyatt. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Bella Ward of Dover and Margaret Stortz of Rehoboth Beach; three granddaughters, Nancy Tombesi of Dover, Martha Stortz of Oakland, Calif., and Cathy Stortz of Rehoboth Beach; a grandson, James Ward Somerville of Northport, Ala.; and two great-grandchildren. Vineland, N.J., retiring in 1975. Mr. Tunnel was a member of the Union Wesley United Methodist Church, Clarksville. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Ann Tunnell; three sons, Curtis, Lewis and David, all of Frankford; four daughters, Ruth Dorsey of Berlin, Md., Mary Mumford and Bette Waiters, both of Frankford, and Janie Miller of Rehoboth Beach; a sister-in-law, Georgie Tunnell of Centreville, Md.; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 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