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Obituaries Continued from page 19 "Mother Drummond" by all of the church members. She retired from the industrial industry when she was at the age of 62. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willie H. Slade; second husband, Fred D. Drummond; and her eldest child, Willie E Slade, of Louisville, Ky., who passed away Feb. 6, 2007; five sisters, Ruth I. Garrison, Mabel N. Garrison, Annie E. Garrison, Margaret Garrison and Mary J. White; and six brothers, Cecyl L. Garrison, Ernest L. Garrison, Louis A. Garrison, Edward L Garrison, Milton Garrison and Hobb Garrison Jr. Ms. Garrison is survived by a brother, Leroy Garrison, of Neptune, N.J.; six daughters, Edith Wescott of Dover, Phillis Thomas of Dover, Sheila Slade of Frankford, Wynita Slade of Georgetown, Lovey Godwin and her husband Woodrow of Millsboro, and Sabara Brady and her husband James of Felton; one son, Fred S.lade of Dover; 22 grandchildren; 41 grbat-grand- children; 14 great-great-grand- children, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Services were held at The Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ the Lord Inc., Millsboro, with burial in Zoars-Golden Acres Memorial Cemetery, BishopviUe, Md. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Division St., Dover. Earl Martin Street, retired state worker Earl Martin Street, 99, of Millsboro, departed this life at 4 a.m., Sunday, May 27, 2007, at the home of his daughter, after a short illness. He was bom Jan. 2, 1908, in Millsboro, to the late Gardner and Hester Norwood Street. Earl was educated at the Harmon School. At an early age, Earl devoted his time working with his father. Earl later left Delaware and moved to Philadelphia, and later to Camden, N.J, with his family. In 1925 he moved to Allentown, Pa., and married Algetha Boyer Street. Out of this union they had Ronald and Gall. He said the best thing that happened to him was joining the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Allentown in 1945. In 1948 Earl returned to Millsboro to be caregiver to his father. He was employed by the state of Delaware highway depart- ment and retired at age 62. After his retirement, he and his wife ministered to many families who had lost many loved ones. After the death of his wife he became the neighborhood fox to many women. He was a devoted and loyal member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and served in many capacities. Earl's pride and joy in life was his daughter Gall. In his eyes she never did any wrong. His love of life and helping people in general will long be remembered. He was always willing to help others and did that task with a smile. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Gall McCall of Millsboro; son, Ronald LeVan of Allentown; grandchildren, Richard, Shasonya, Craig, Claudette, Paulette and Natasha; and 18 additional grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and his puppy, Snow Ball. Services were held at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Millsboro, with burial in .the church ceme- tery. Norman W. Cresmer, retired printer Norman W. Cresmer Sr., 72, of Lewes, passed  away Friday, June 1, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, surrounded by his chil- dren. He was born September 12, 1934, in Willistown, Pa., son of the late James W. and Anne Marie Grief Cresmer. Mr. Cresmer lived most of his life in Lewes. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a medical corpsman, second class. Norm was a mem- ber of American Legion Post #17, and VFW Post #7447. He was a certified diving instructor who taught many locals how to dive. He owned a dive shop in the Ocean View area for many years. He was the corner- stone of the diving industry in lower Delaware. He was involved in cleaning local waters and often auctioned items found to benefit the Leukemia Society. In 1977, he graduated from Delaware Technical & Community College with a degree in nursing. He was one of the first male nurses to graduate from Delaware Tech. He went on to pursue a specialty in anesthesiolo- gy. Norm also practiced as a pri- vate duty nurse in the Washington, D.C. area. He returned to lower Delaware to pursue a career in the printing industry, retiring in the early 1990's. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Lynn Stokesbury in 2001; and his sister, Marie McCafferty. He is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Cresmer Brasure of Vancouver, Wash.; a son, Norman W. Cresmer Jr. and his wife Christine of Vancouver, Wash.; four grandchildren, Ashley, Brittany, Cassie and Matthew; and a brother, James W. Cresmer and his wife Peggy of Lewes. A chapel service will be held at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 6. A celebration of Norm's Life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 8, at American Legiori Post 17, American Legion Road, Lewes. Arrangements ate being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins- Lodge Chapel, Lewes.Tthe family suggests contributions be made to American Legion Post #17. Anna T. Pilkington, retired bank employee Anna T. Pilkington, 79, of Millsboro, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. Mrs. Pilkington was born in Chester, Pa., Oct. 25, 1927, daughter of the late Harry W. and Mary Chandler Tranor. She was a retired bank employ- ee for Wachovia Bank. Mrs. Pilkington was a member of the Long Neck United Methodist Church, Unity chapter #16 Order of the Easter Star of Rehoboth Beach, the Penn Forest #21 Ladies Auxilary TCL in Chester, Pa., American Legion Post #28 Auxiliary and the United Methodist Women. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas B. Pilkington in 2001. She is survived by her son Ward E. Gray and his wife Nancy of Millsboro; and two grandchildren, Matthew T. Gray and John T. Gray. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd., Millsboro, where friends and fam- ily may call Wednesday, June 6, from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be held at Henlopen Memorial Park in Milton. ( Paid Advertisement ) A reverse mortgage turns assets into tax-free cash Jeannie Moore had lived in her Newark home for 42 years, carried a home equity loan and felt the pinch from increased taxes, utilities and other typical homeowner expens- es. 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