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Obituaries Harry E. Harting, sign company president Harry E. Harting, age 75 of Brandywine Hundred, died Thurs- day, Feb. 27, 1997 of leukemia in Christiana Hospital. Mr. Hatting was associated with Harting Sign Co., Wilmington, from 1946 until 1986, when he re- tired as president. He continued a connection with Harting Graph- ics. He was treasurer of the Ad- vertising Club of Delaware for 20 years. Mr. Harting was a member, trustee and choir member of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, a member of the Brandywine Rotary Club, treasur- er of the Friday Club at the Uni- versity & Whist Club and past lieutenant governor of the South- ern Pennsylvania and Delaware District of Optimists Internation- al. He served in the U.S. Army's 1 lth Armored Division in Europe during World War IL He is survived by his wife, Ruth R. Harting; a son, Ted A., of Wilmington; a daughter, Dee E. Lynch of Dover; a brother Robert P., of Milton; three sisters, Myrtle H. McCarthy, Jean H. MeGonigal and Margaret H. McMahon, all of Wilmington; and two grandchil- dren. Services will be held Saturday at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road, Bellefonte with burial private. Contributions are suggested to the Memorial Fund of the Presby- terian Church of the Covenant or the Leukemia Society of America. Harry IL Warrington, worked for Townsends Harry R. Warrington, age 79, of rural Harbeson, died Saturday, March 1, 1997 of heart failure at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilita- tion Center, where he was a pa- tient for a week. Mr. Warrington was a weigh master for Townsends, Inc., Mills- boro and Cargill, Inc., Seaford, before retiring in 1986. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helena Warrington, in 1983. He is survived by two step- daughters, Irene Connolly of New Castle and Harriet Benton of Westbrook, Maine; nine step- grandchildren and 13 step great- grandchildren. Services were held at Short Fu- neral Services, Milton, with burial at Harbeson Cemetery. Benjamin H. Hall, Jr. retired taxidermist Benjamin Harrison Hall, age 86, of Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday March 2, 1997 of apnea at Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Hall was a self-employed taxidermist. He was a 32 Degree Mason, Lodge #44, Washington, D.C., and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Vera M. Hall; and a sister, Patricia R. Rodgers of Rehoboth Beach. Graveside services were held at Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Mable W. Cooks, domestic worker Mable W. Cooks, age 86, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, of heart failure at home. Mrs. Cooks was a domestic worker in private homes, retiring in the 1970s. She attended Faith Deliverance Church in George- town. She was preceded in death by her husband, James. She is survived by a brother, James Wright, and sister, Lillian M. Wilson, both of Lewes. Services were held at Faith De- liverance Church with burial at Mt. Zion Church, Georgetown. Helen M. Smith Bolen, registered nurse Helen M. Smith Bolen, age 85, formerly of Llangolen Estates, New Castle, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997 at her residence, Kentmere Nursing Home, Wilmington. Mrs. Bolen was a registered nurse. During World War II, she served as staff nurse at Bellanca Aircraft Co. in New Castle. Later she was chairwoman of the Over- seas Relief Committee. She was an avid flower arranger, and had won several ribbon and citations in local competitions. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William F.; and a sis- ter, Margaret S. Gebhart of Re- hoboth Beach. A Mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wilmington, with burial in Cathedral Ceme- tery, Wilmington. Contributions are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church. Eric Richard Ewing, Job Corps member Erie Richard Ewing, age 30, of West Hollywood, died Monday, Feb. 10, 1997. Mr. Ewing attended school in Brookside, Bear and Wilmington. He graduated from Tracy High School, Tracy, Calif. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed country music and was an instructor for country line dancing in North Hollywood, Calif. Mr. Ewing was a member of the California Conservation Corps and the U.S. Job Corps. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara H. Matus He is survived by his parents, Sandy and Harry Ronald Ewing of Rehoboth Beach; a brother, Steve Ewing of Campbell, Calif.; an un- cle, Raymond Ewing of Rehoboth Beach; and an aunt and uncle Marge and Bill Levan of Newark. Services were held at Brookside Methodist Church, Marrows Road, Newark, with burial in Sil- verbrook Cemetery, Wilmington. Contributions are suggested to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Linn House, 1001 N. Martel Ave., Los Angelos, CA 90046-6611. Mary Bragg, Civil Service worker Mary Bragg, age 98, of McLean, Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997 after suffering a stroke on Feb. 8, at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs. Bragg worked in Washing- ton, D.C. as a supervisor in the Casualty Department of the U.S. Army during World War I, and worked with the Army for 24 years. During World War II she was in charge of civilian recruit- ing for the Army as the liaison from the Civil Service Commis- sion. She retired in 1961 after 20 years with that agency. Among her innovative accomplishments was the incorporation of blind typ- ists into the Army work force. After her retirement, she spent her winter months at the Ilikai in Honolulu and the more temperate months at the Henlopen in Re- hoboth Beach. Her permanent res- idence was at the Ashby in McLean, Va. Mrs. Bragg was a member of the Women's Club of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Vienna, Va.; the Business and Professional Women's Club of Fairfax County; the Fairfax County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revo- lution; and the Virginia Colony chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII century. Mrs. Bragg was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Leonard Leo Roy Bragg, who was a blood descendant of Gen. Baux- ton Bragg, the Civil War hero for whom Fort Bragg is named. She is survived by two sisters, Genevieve Louise Glancy of Or- ange, Calif., and Eleanor Custis Moore of McLean, Va.; and 13 nieces and nephews. Services and burial were held at Arlington National Cemetery in a private ceremony. Contributions are suggested to Children's National Medical Cen- CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, March 7 - March 13, 1997 - 29 ter, 111 Michigan Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010 or St. Jude's Children's Research Cen- ter, 332 North Landerdale Street, Memphis, TN, 38105 William B. Chandler Jr. former state secretary William B. Chandler, Jr., age 75, of Dagsboro, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997 of cancer at home. Mr. Chandler, an agribusiness- man for over 50 years, was a for- mer principal owner in Chandler & MeCabe Company, Standard Feed Co., and Coastal Supply Co., all of Dagsboro. He was a licensed real estate agent, actively involved in development projects through his partnership, Atlantic Partners. He retired in the early 1980s and was lured out of retirement by then Gov. Michael N. Castle, who appointed Mr. Chandler state sec- retary of agriculture. He served in Gov. Castle's administration from 1985 until 1992, when he retired. He was a lifelong member of the Bethel United Methodist Church of Dagsboro and a charter member of the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Co. He was also a member of the Dagsboro Lions Club. Involved throughout the years in the politi- cai process, he served a six year term on the Sussex County Coun- cil and served for many years on the Dagsboro Town Council and on the John M. Clayton school board. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eva Virginia; a daughter, Patricia C. Adams; a son, William B. Chandler III; a sister, Kathleen Kollock; a grandson, William B. Chandler IV; two granddaughters, Amy L. Adams and Melody L. Chandler, all of Dagsboro. Services were held at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, with burial private. Contributions are suggested to the Memorial Fund of Bethel United Methodist Church, Clay- ton Street, Dagsboro, DE 19939 or to Delaware Hospice, Southern Division, 600 N. DuPont High- way, Georgetown DE 19947. Edward Ross Quillen, company supervisor Edward Ross Quillen, age 76, of Dagsboro, died Friday, Feb. 28, 1997 of cancer at the Lewes Con- valescent Center. Mr. Quillen was a supervisor at Swift & Company in Georgetown. He was a member of St. George's Church, Clarksville, and its ad- ministrative board. He Was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline, in 1990. Mr, Quillen is survived by a son, Donald E., of Dover; a daughter, Terri L. Smith of Dags- boro; a sister, Hilda Warrington of Selbyville; and four grandchil- dren. He is also survived by a spe- cial friend, Christine Griffen of Millsboro. Services were held at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, with burial in St. George's Cemetery, Clarksville. James s. Ingram, backhoe operator James S. Ingram, age 78, of Smyrna, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997 of heart failure at his resi- dence. Mr. Ingrain retired in 1983 after 20 years as a backhoe operator for Croll Construction of George- town. Mr. Ingrain was an veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He is survived by a son, James A., of Smyrna; and a daughter, Edna R. Wisher, of Smyrna, five grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Services were held at the Dodd- Carey Chapel of the Parsell Funer- al Homes with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Reva Myers, worked for Vlasic Reva Myers, age 59, of Laurel, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997 of Continued on page 30 CENTRAL SUSSEX BRIDAL SHOW Sponsored by: GREATER MILLSBORO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Formal Wear Fashion Shows at Noon & 2 p.m. Florists  Caterers  Homing Photographers  Limousines Receptions  Decorations Hair  Make.up ...and More! Tickets $3.00 Each Sold at the Door Only Rain or Shine For Information Call: ValuableGalore, Door Prizes  -200 Off Oo" (302) 9;34-6777 Look for some of our vendors on the Gazette's CENTER COLOR pages.