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Obituaries Madison Gail Hurd, Lewes infant Madison Gail Hurd was still- born Monday, June 15, 1998, at Christiana Medical Center. Madison is survived by her par- ents, Matthew T. and Dawn Ellen Hurd; a brother, Matthew Dain Hurd, at home; her maternal grandfather, Robert Calloway of CharlOtte, N.C.; her paternal grandparents, Charles and Bever- ly Hurd of Lewes; her maternal grandmother, Gail Johnson of Yu- ma, Ariz.; her maternal great- grandparents, Betty and John Yorkey of Yuma, Ariz.; her ma- ternal great-grandparents, Betty and Leonard Calloway of Media, Pa.; her paternal great-grandmoth- er, Mary Berry of Delmont, Pa.; and her godparents, Dan and Michelle McCauley of Lancaster, Pa. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 19, at the Atkins- Lodge Chapel of Parsell Funeral Home, Kings Highway, Lewes, with burial in Lewes Presbyterian Cemetery. Contributions are sug- gested to Christiana Maternal Fe- tal Medicine, c/o Christiana Hos- pital, Christiana, DE. Arrangements by Parsell Funer- al Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Gladys L. Lynch Evans, homemaker Gladys Lingo Lynch Evans, 90, of Bethlhm/Pal,/rod Reli0b6th Beach, a Sussex County sea cap- tain's daughter who had the world as her oyster, found her personal pearl in Georgetown, married him and began a 70-year voyage as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died -Friday, June 12, 1998, at her home. The daughter of John W. Lingo and his wife, Anna W. (Lank) Lingo, Mrs. Evans was born in Philadelphia and grew up on Stat- en Island, N.Y., as. her father sailed the world for Standard Oil Co. After his death, she moved to Georgetown in time to enter Georgetown High School and to meet Homer W. Lynch. Upon her graduation from Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, Va., the couple was married in 1928. After Mr. Lynch graduated from the Law School of the University of Virginia and be- came a lawyer in New York City, the couple settled on Staten Is- land, where they raised two daughters. Mr. Lynch died in 1968, and several years later, Mrs. Lynch married John W. Evans, a Staten Island businessman, and moved with him to Bethlehem. He died in 1996. Born in an era when a woman's work was in the home, Mrs. Evans was true to her time. A woman who was preparing elaborate meals single-handedly well until her 80s, she found time for membership in the King's Daughters and Christ Episcopal Church on Staten Island, but never to the neglect of her per- petually hungry family. Lavishing love as well as suste- nance, in her later years, Mrs. Evans regaled her grandchildren with tales of the old days when the railroad from Philadelphia ran straight down the middle" of Re- hoboth Avenue and on visits to her Lank grandparents' farm at Cool Spring, her grandfather would meet her at the station in a horse and buggy. Aside from the story about a ring lost at the farm, which was found and returned 30 years later, a favorite tale was the time her mother put her on the train with her pet kitten at Philadelphia but forgot to tell the conductor to put her off at Cool Spring. Fortunately, her mother realized her lapse and after a series of fran- tic phone calls, word was relayed to the conductor, a man Mrs. Evans vividly recalled kneeling next to her seat and asking, "Are you the little girl with the kitty?" Then there was the time she stepped on a rusty pitchfork at the farm. With infection raging in her leg, she rallied just in time to avoid an amputation and the pitchfork remained a treasured souvenir for the rest of her life. Mrs. Evans is survived by her daughters, Joan L. Thomas of New York City and Judith L. DeAngelis of Newark; five grand- children, David F. Thomas of New York City, Andrew L. Thomas of Lewes, Denise D. Hyde of Rehoboth Beach, Lauren DeAngelis of San Francisco, and Christopher L. DeAngelis of Newark; and four great-grandchil- dren.  . Graveside services were con- ducted by the Rev. Michael Bye of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Georgetown. Burial was in Union Cemetery. Arrangements by Parseli Funeral Homes & Crema- torium, Georgetown. Charles I. Daisey, retired well driller Charles I. Daisey, 76, of Frank- ford, died Monday, June 15, 1998, of cancer at home. Mr. Daisey was a retired well driller and for many years owned and operated the Charles I. Daisey Well Drilling Company. He was a member of the Mary- land and Delaware Well Drillers Association and a member of the Seaford Wesleyan Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cordelia, and by his son, George I., both in 1994. He is survived by a daughter, Pauline C. Layfield; two sons, Charles W. Daisey and Bruce W. Daisey, all of Gumboro; two brothers, Albert J. Daisey of Frankford and Clifton Daisey of Rehoboth; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services were held at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Ser- vices, Frankford, with burial in the Selbyville Redmen's Ceme- tery. Contributions are suggested to Delaware Hospice, Southern Di- vision, 600 N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Margaret M. Hine, Long Neck homemaker Margaret M. Hine, 72, of Long Neck and formerly o Phoenixville, Pa., died Monday, June 15, 1998, of cancer at home. Mrs. Hine was a homemaker. During World War II, she worked as a secretary for the B.F. Goodrich Corporation. She was a member of Indian Mission United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George A. Hine; a son, George A. Jr. of Pottstown, CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 19 - June 25, 1998 - 27 Pa.; a daughter, Barbara J. Streett of Georgetown; a brother, William D. Turner, and a sister, Charlotte J. Benjamin, both of Long Neck; and a granddaughter. Services and burial were pri- vate. Arrangements by Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck. Eleanor H. Joseph, BPW office manager Eleanor H. Joseph, 74, of Lewes, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, at home. Mrs. Joseph was the office manager for the Lewes Board of Public Works for many years until her retirement in 1974. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, John P. Joseph; a son, Bruce Heal of Lewes; a daughter, Bundy H. Simms of Long Neck; a brother, Howard S. Hocker of Lewes; a sister, Marian H. Mar- shall of Lewes; and three grand- children. Services and burial were pri- vate. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 228C N. Du Pont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947. Continued on page 28 on slide-out tie rack. No matter what your storage needs, Calornia Closets can create a custom- designed solution for your dosets, home o$ce and more. You'll find us througho  US and Canad Call now for a free in-home consultation: 227-7636 or i-800-2-Simplify f' CALIFORNIA CLOSETS. 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