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Obituaries Terry Kirkpatrick, auto mechanic Terry Kirkpatrick, age 56, of Milton, died Sunday, March 31, 1996 of system failure at Milford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Kirkpatrick was an automo- bile mechanic and stock car driver as well as a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter, Theresa Hall of Edgewater, FI.; a son, Lacey Kirkpatrick, address unknown; two brothers, Timothy Kirkpatrick of Milton and Barney Kirkpatrick of Rehoboth Beach; and two sisters, Katherine Charles and Cynthia Kirkpatrick, both of Wilmington. Graveside services were held at Henlopen Memorial Park, Rt. 1, Milton. lames L Mullen, Navy veteran James Leonard Mullen, age 52, of rural Millsboro, died Tuesday, April 2, 1996, at home of renal failure. Mr. Mullen had been disabled for the past six years. He served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Su- san M. Mullen, executive vice president of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS; his father, Guy Mullen of Maumee, Ohio; a daughter, Julie A. Mullen of Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Lynne Birch of Temperance, Mich.; a brother, Lou MuUen of Buckley, Wash.; a step-brother and step-sis- ter, Paul Mullen and Peggy Gib- bons, both of Maumee, Oh.; and two step-children, Amanda Ptiel- sticker and T.J. Pfielsticker, both of Casper, Wy. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 5 at Short Funeral Service, 416 Federal St., Milton. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at home, off Road 298A at Herring Creek. The family suggests contribu- tions to the REALTOR Commu- nity Service for Needy Children in Sussex County in memory of James Leonard Mullen, 540B S. Bedford St., Georgetown DE 19947. Nellie I. Davis, former resident Nellie I. Davis, age 92, of Win- ter Park, F1. and formerly of Re- hoboth Beach and Wilmington, died Monday, March 25, 1996, in Lakeview Nursing Center, San- ford. Mrs. Davis, whose nickname was Nana, moved to Florida in 1970. Her husband, W. Paul, died in 1967. She is survived by a daughter, Pauline R. Wojciak of Winter Park; two sons, William P. of Mil- ton and Richard C. of Rehoboth Beach; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great- great-grandson. Services will be held at 7 p.m., April 9 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Winter Park. Contribu- tions are suggested to Habitat for Humanity. Eric P. and Matthew E., all at home. Services were private with bur- ial in Delaware Veterans Memori- al Cemetery, Bear. Anna M. C. Hitchens, housewife Anna Matson Chard Hitchens, age91, of Seaford, died of heart failure Wednesday, March 27, 1996, in Genesis Eldercare Cen- ter, Salisbury, Mr. Mrs. Hitchens was a housewife who helped her late husband, Elmer Henry Hitchens, who died in 1968, operate Hitchen's Market in Seaford. She is survived by a daughter, Anna Mac Hitchens Wimbrow of Lewes; a brother, Lawrence Chard of Baltimore; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Floyd A. Megee Sr., prominent businessman Floyd A. Mcgee Sr., age 78, of Georgetown, died Friday, March 29, 19.96 of heart failure at Mil- ford Memorial Hospital. Mr. Mcgee started Floyd Mcgee and the Star Liners in the 50s and entertained around Sussex County for many years. He was the founder, owner and operator of Floyd A. Mcgee Mo- tor Co., retiring in 1992 after 47 years. He was a member of Grace U.M. Church, Franklin Lodge 12 AF&AM, where he was a 32nd degree Mason; a founding director of Delaware National Bank; a member of the Antique Car Club of America; a member of Vintage Car Club of Delaware, Delaware senior pool champion in the Se- nior Olympics; an avid stock car fan, fisherman and wood crafts- man; a member of Odd Fellows Lodge, Georgetown; and raised funds for Georgetown Little League lights for the Senior League. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy Mumford Mcgee; two sons, Floyd Jr. and Terry A. both of Georgetown; three daugh- ters, Bonnie M. King, Rhonda Davis and Cheryl Mcgee all of Georgetown; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Rheba Fleetwood, died in t990. Funeral services were held at Grace U.M. Church, with burial in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Contributions are suggested to the Education Scholarship Fund of Grace U.M. Church, P.O. Box 209, Georgetown DE 19947. Michael S. McCarty Sr., plumbing contractor Michael Scott McCarty Sr., age 33, of Millsboro, died Monday, March 25 at Beebe Medical Cen- ter in Lewes of heart failure. Mr. McCarty was a self-em- ployed plumbing contractor and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He is survived by his wife Cathy; his mother, Nancy J. Me- Catty; three sons, Michael Sr. Jr., Marie L. Townsend, homemaker Marie L. Townsend, age 70, of Cokesbury Village, Hockessin, and formerly of Newark and Re- hoboth Beach, died Thursday, March 28, 1996 of Alzheimer's Disease. Mrs. Townsend was a home- maker. Her first husband, Edward Henry Lake, died in 1965. Her second husband, George L. Townsend, died in 1978. She was a graduate of Friends School and Sarah Lawrence Col- lege and a member of Newark Country Club and Rehoboth Beach Country Club, She was al- so a member of First Presbyterian Church of Newark. She is survived by a son, Ed- ward J. "Ted" Lake of Newark; two daughters, Deborah L. Hunt- ington of Manhasset, N.Y. and Cynthia L. Waetjen of Silver Spring, Md.; a sister, Betty J. Austin of Downey, Ca.; and five grandchildren. Services were held at First Pres- byterian Church of Newark with burial in Head of Christiana Cemetery, Newark. Contributions are suggested to Alzheimer's As- sociation, 321 E. llth St., Wilm- ington DE 19801. Raymond Harmon Sr., retired waterman Raymond Harmon Sr., age 95, of Milton, died Monday, March 25, 1996 in Kent General Hospi- tal. Mr. Harmon was a Sussex County waterman and a deacon, trustee and the oldest member of Mount Zion Holy Church, Milton. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sarah; three sons, Raymond Jr. of Harbeson, William of Bridgeton, N.J., and George W. of Wilmington; eight daughters, Lil- lian Drummond and Betty Dicker- son of Georgetown, Hazel Mel- bourne of Bridgetown, Ida Mae Brittingham of Richmond, Va., Frances Hopkins of Milton, Elaine Robinson of Salisbury, Md., Ly- dia Wright of Millsboro and Ella Morris of Lewes; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchil- dren and great-great-grandchil- dren. Services were held at Wesley Chapel, Slaughter Neck, with bur- ial in People's Memorial Park, Midway. Eric N. Hazzard, Milton carpenter Eric Nelson Hazzard, age 76, of Milton, died Monday, March 25, 1996, of heart failure at Arbors in New Castle. Mr. Hazzard, known as Sonny, was a carpenter and sanitation worker and a member of the First Congregational Church, Milton. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by three daugh- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 5 - April 11, 1996 - 27 ters, Barbara Sumlin and Gwen- dolyn Harris, both of Rehoboth Beach, and Wilhelmina Davis of Milford; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 14 great- great-grandchildren. Services were held at Young's Funeral Home, Milton, with burial in Congregational Church Ceme- tery, Milton. Mfred P. Reardon, retired firefighter Alfred P. Reardon, age 58, of Wilmington and Lewes, died Tuesday, March 26, 1996, of heart failure at Christiana Hospital. Mr. Reardon was a Wilmington firefighter for 15 years. After re- tiring in 1980, he worked in main- tenance at St. Mark's High School for four years and owned Reardon Boats in Wilmington for eight years. He served in the Delaware Na- tional Guard and was a member of St. John the Beloved Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joan Maloney Reardon; a son, David of Sacramento, Ca.; two daughters, Molly Sipple and Kate Parks, both of Wilmington; four brothers, Francis D., Dennis A. and William P., all of Lewes, and Lawrence M. of Wilmington; two sisters, Mary M. Delp of Or- angeville, Pa. and Margaret M. Fox of Wilmington; and five grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Ashland. Contributions are suggested to St. Mark's High School. Felicia V. Sammons, domestic worker Felicia Virginia Sammons, age 79, of Millsboro, died Saturday, March 23, 1996 of kidney failure in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Sammons was a domestic worker in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach until retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Nanticoke Indian Association, Indian Mis- sion United Methodist Church and Nanticoke Elder Center, Mills- boro. Her husband, Oscar B., died in 1962. She is survived by 2 sons, Lawrence E. and Charles C. both of Millsboro; 18 brothers, Escuss Street of Milford, Richard Street, Curtis Street and William Daisey all of Dover, Weldon Street of Seattle, Wash., Everett, Paul and Charles Street, all of Lewes, Robert and Newlin Street both of Wilmington, Roy Street of Harbe- son, Nolan and Garciel Street both of Millsboro,. Nathan Street of California, Ronald Street of Sel- byville and Victor and Carl Street both of Ellendale; five sisters, Margaret Harris of Wilmington, Pearl Burks of California, Ruth Street of Texas and Merle Street and Marion Street both of Ellen- dale. Services were held at Indian Mission United Methodist Church, Millsboro, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Elise M. Brand, homemaker Elise M. Brand, age 84, former- ly of Minquadale, died Tuesday, March 26, 1996 of heart failure in Riverside Extended Care Pavil- ion, Wilmington. A homemaker, Mrs. Brand was a member of Wilmington Seventh Day Adventist Church. Her hus- band, Harvey F., died in 1991. She is survived by five sons, Francis W. of New Castle, Howard W. of Lewes, Paul E. of Smyrna, Robert of Sterling, Mass. and James of Rising Sun, Md.; four daughters, Doris H. Brown of Wilmington, Katherine Crockett of Smyrna, Linda L. Mularczyk of Sterling and Elsie M. Spicer of Middletown; three brothers, Paul Viehman of Daytona, FI., Gus Viehman of Christiana and Fred Viehman of St. Petersburg, FI; two sisters, Martha Pazton and Katherine Schmidt both of River- side, Ca.; 20 grandchildren, in- cluding Cherrie Brand of Wilm- ington whom she raised; 12 great- grandchildren; and 13 great-great- grandchildren. Services were held at Spicer- Mullikan Funeral Home, Wilm- ington, with burial in Gracelawn Memorial Park, Minquadale. Con- tributions are suggested to Sev- enth Day Adventist Church, 4004 Mill Creek Rd., Wilmington DE 19808. Winnie L. Fitch, retired nurse's aid Winnie L. Fitch, age 87, of Lewes, died at the home of her daughter in Milton on Sunday, Mach 31, 1996 of heart failure. Mrs. Fitch was a nurse's aid in the nursery area at Beebe Medical Center for 13 years, re.tiring in 1972. Her husband, Horace Samuel Fitch, died in 1988. She. is survived by a daughter, Pamela Cook of Milton; a son, Phil Fitch of Lewes; two brothers, Harold Long and Gilbert Long both of High Point, N.C.; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Contributions are suggested to Beebe Medical Center's Gull House Program, Lewes DE 19958. Dorothy C. Carrow, homemaker Dorothy C. Carrow, age 64, of Lewes, died Saturday, March 30, 1996 of complications from dia- betes at Beebe Medical Center. Mrs. Carrow was a homemaker who lived in Ridley Park, Pa. for 35 years before moving to Delaware in 1992. She was .pre- ceded in death by her brother, Joseph Morreli. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Warren F. Carrow Sr.; two daughters, Sharon K. Ralph of Dagsboro and Kimberly A. Hayden of Ridley Park; a step- daughter, Sandra L. Carpato of Alden, Pa.; a stepson, Warren Continued on page 28