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Obituaries John Arthur Beckman, credit manager John Arthur Beckman, 75, of Rehoboth Beach, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Beckman was a credit man- ager with J.P. Stephens Textile Co. in New York. He moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1989. He was a veteran of World War II, serv- ing in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in 1996. He is survived by a son, Chris, of Rehoboth Beach; two daugh- ters, Joanne Merlo of Rehoboth Beach and Linda Hamilton of Memphis, Tenn.; and six grand- children. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Burial will be private. Contributions are suggested to Rehoboth Beach Public Library, 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Arrangements were made by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes. Editor's Note: The obituary above is being reprinted due to a couple of errors in the previous week's notice. Charlotte F. Clough, worked for Playtex Charlotte F. Clough, 66, of Dover, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in Kent General Hospital. Mrs. Clough was a secretary in the maintenance department for Playtex for more than 40 years. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Hook" Clough. She is survived by a daughter, Georgia Kimball of Magnolia; two brothers, William Fields of Dover and Isaac Fields of Cam- den; a sister, Hettie Hill of Re- hoboth Beach; and a grandson, Scott Kimball of Magnolia. Services were held at Trader Funeral Home, Dover, with burial in Sharon Hill Memorial Park, Dover. Aubrey R. Cordrey Sr., state police captain Aubrey R. Cordrey Sr., 65, of Millsboro, died of cancer, Satur- day, Sept. 19, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Cordrey was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Ko- rean conflict. He worked for the Delaware State Police, retiring in 1978 as a captain. He then worked as a hardware manager for Masten Home Cen- ter, Millsboro, for 14 years. He later worked in the security department of Townsends Inc. He was a member of American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard, the Millsboro Lions Club, Har- vard Associates in Police Science and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was preceded in death by a brother, William. He is survived by a son, Aubrey R. "Beau" Jr, of Magnolia; four daughters, Sharon White of Easley, S.C., Tracy Revel of Whitesville, and Audra Mitchell and Dawn Cordrey, both of Dags- boro; three brothers, Charles R. and Gerald, both of Millsboro, and Donald of Oak Orchard; a sister, Betty Ware of Millsboro; 11 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. Graveside services were held in Prince George's Chapel Cemetery in Dagsboro, where Delaware State Police honors were accorded. Contributions are suggested to Camp Barnes, c/o the Delaware State Police, PO Box 430, Dover, DE 19901. James L. Murray, owned bait and tackle James L. Murray, 81, of Ocean View, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, of heart failure at home. Mr. Murray and his wife operat- ed the James L. Murray Bait and Tackle Shop on Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, for the last 45 years. - He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a medic with the 77th Infantry of the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was a charter member of Mason-Dixon Post 7234, Quillen's Point. Mr. Murray was an avid CB radio enthusiast, known by the call name "Blood- worm." He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Theresa Murray; a son, Charles of Woodbridge, Va.; thred daughters, Rep. Shirley Price of Millville, Bonnie Cooper of Ocean View and Ellen Magee of Williamsville; a cousin, Hazel Murray of Lewes; nine grandchil- dren; and three great-grandchil- dren. Services were held from the Chapel of Melson Funeral Ser- vices, Ocean View, with burial in the St. George's Cemetery, Clarksville. Contributions are suggested to the Interfaith Mission, c/o Cathy Minor, Route 1, Box 19A, Ocean View, DE 19970. Curtis Kirk Schell, River & Bay pilot Curtis Kirk Schell, 72, of Gale- na, Md., died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at his daughter's home, near Winston-Sitlem, N.C. Mr. Schell; formerly of Wilm- ington and Rehoboth Beach, moved to Galena 14 years ago. He was a Delaware River & Bay Au- thority pilot with the Delaware Pi- lots Association for 42 years, retir- ing in 1985. He was a member of St. Stephen' s Church, Earleyville, and was a former director of the Gale- na Lions Club. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Ford Schell; a son, Bradford, of Rehoboth Beach; four CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 25 October 1, 1998 - 38 daughters, Sally Baker and Martha Soots, both of Winston- Salem, Kirsten Dillon of Pike Creek, and Ann Lehmann of Mid- dletown; two brothers, Bill of An- gola, and Charles of Palm Coast, Fla.; his stepmother, Sue Preston of Vero Beach, Fla.; two step- brothers, Joseph of Palm Springs, Calif., and .Marshall of Connecti- cut; a stepsister, Susan Simmons of Washington, D.C; and eight grandchildren. Services were held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church or the Galena Lions Club. sister, Emily W. Hocker of Ocean View three nieces; and two nephews. Services were held at the Chapel of M elson Funeral Ser- Continued on page 34 NEW KITCHENS Quality Design & Installation For Kitchens & Baths ll FINANCING AVAIL4LE i]i,!li 25YEARS Laa e, hAJt EXPERIENCE  I  RT24JUSTOFFRT1 AT FAMILY DOLLAR MALL Man Joe Furst, regional retail manager Alan Joe Furst, 61, of rural Dagsboro and formerly of Pitts- burgh and Rockville, Md., died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. Mr. Furst was a regional retail. manager in the sporting goods in- dustry, including Herman's World of Sporting Goods. He attended Penn State University and was a volunteer at the Dover Air Force Base Museum. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gretta S. Furst; two sons, Timothy of Frederick, Md., and Andrew of Milton; three daugh- ters, Debra S. Furst of Salisbury, Md., Shari H. Furst of Rockville and Sheighla W. Furst of Milton; and a granddaughter. A memorial service was held at Holts Landing State Park. Contributions are suggested to Sussex County Animal Shelter, Georgetown. William C. West Jr., Stockier Center William C. West Jr., 51, of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, from a choking accident at Beeb Medical Center. Mr. West had been a resident at Stockley Center for 45 years. He is survived by his mother, Verdie B. West of Ocean View; a *HAND PAINTED FURNITURE* ::::!i:: : : ii :: ......... :.:i!%ii by Patricia Freedman Wright -Accepting Custom Work- Call 302-227-6020 or 226-0951 -k NEW ORLEANS & ROUTE 1 DEWEY BEACH, DE * A Rare Find 1 ldlk ,S'4ql .Fumiture da" j .Candles Fosteria g nU.. "Large Selection of Unique Gifts" Country Furnishings, Art, -oJtec Pattern, Cut, Pressed Glass, Garden Accessories _. 106 Union St. Milton Open Dally Clcesed Weds. Advertise your Getthenew Antique Business I 1998 1_ Here | COLLECTOR I I I c.u Sharon I I I 645-7700 I | 302-684-1500 | Join us for a good time and a great cause. The drive of your life may help save a life. 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