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20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 3 - February 9, 1995 Obituaries Charlie M. Williams, business owner Charlie M. Williams, 63, of 52 Spinnaker Circle, Wolfe Runne, Lewes, died Monday, Jan. 23, 1995 at Beebe Medical Center of heart failure. Mr. Williams currently owned the Vision Technical Services Co. on Clay Road, Lewes, which he established. Prior to moving to the Lewes area in 1990 from Co- mus, Md., Mr. Williams operated for many years the Colonial In- strument Co. of Galthersburg, Md. Mr. Williams had been involved in the ophthalmic business for over 40 year s . He was an army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Emi- ly M. Williams; one daughter, Su- san Williams Walker of Rich- mond, Va.; two sons, Thomas F. Williams of Lewes and Gene Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 (today) at the Bethel United Methodist Church, West Fourth St., Lewes, where friends may call just prior to services in the church. Burial will be in Bethel Methodist Ceme- tery, Lewes. Instead of flowers, contribu- tions can be sent to to Meals on Wheels, Rt. 9, Box 135, Lewes, DE 19958 orto Lend A Hand, c/o Bethel United Methodist Church, West Fourth St., Lewes, DE 19958. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atkins & Lodge Funer- al Homes, Midway. Theodore W. Perry Jr. general laborer Theodore W. Perry Jr., 49, of Lewes, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1995, of a heart attack in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Perry was a general laborer. He was a member of Button's Chapel in Milton. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Perry; a son, Desi Pet- tyjohn of Salisbury, Md.; a step- son, Andrew Long of George- town; four stepdaughters, Given Long of Georgetown, Patricia Per- ry of North East, Md., Elleatha Brown of Salisbury and Ellen Brown of Florida; his mother, Naomi Perry of Lewes; three brothers, Timothy of North East, Robert K. of Georgetown and Sherman of Lewes; six sisters, Margaret Ayres, Phyllis Shep- pard, Evelyn Johnson, Jacqueline Weston, Ernestine Coursey and Marta Perry, all of Lewes; 17 step grandchildren and one step great granddaughter. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, at Burton's Chapel in Milton. Burial was in Siloam Cemetery, Slaughter Neck. Eliat B. Williams, construction worker Eliat B. Williams,' 35, of Lewes, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995, of pneumonia in Emily Bissell Hos- pital near Wilmington. Mr. Williams was an indepen- dent construction worker. He is survived by a son, Ryshine Powell of Milford; his fa- ther, David K. Williams of Calif.; two brothers, Bobby J. Brown of Lewes and Renford S..Williams of Germany; two sisters, Subrina W. Powell of Lewes and Renee Wells of Lewes; his great grandmother, Henrietta Madison of Florida; his grandfather, Mose Williams of Florida; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Youug's Fu- neral Home in Milton. Burial was in Old Hickory Cemetery, Slaugh- ter Neck. Kathryn VanDenHeuvel, Millington homemaker Kathryn A. VanDenHeuvel, 75, of Millington, Md., died Thurs- day, Jan. 26, 1995, of respiratory failure in Chestertown (Md.) Nursing and Rehabilitation Cen- ter. Mrs. VanDetiHeuvel was a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Ray- mond M. Wallace of Milliugton; three daughters, Julia Ann Williams of Salisbury, Md., Doris Virginia Seymour of Warton, Md. and Carolyn Gosell of Earleville, Md.; two stepsons, Kenneth and Robert VanDenHeuvel, both of Earleville; a brother, George H. Faulkner of Milton; a sister, jean Green of Dover; 14 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, at Hicks Home for Funerals in Elkton, Md. Bur- ial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Elkton. Hyland R. Bennum Sr., retired machine operator Hyland Roger "Buck" Bennum Sr., 65, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995, of a heart attack at home. Mr. Bennum was a machine op- erator for Steiner & Co. in'Milford for 22 years, retiring in 1989. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. His wife, Elizabeth Mac Powell Bennum, died in 1980. He is sur- vived by two sons, Hyland R. Jr. and George C., both of George- town; two stepsons, Raymond Alexander of Milton and Harry Thomas Alexander of Sacramen- to, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Car- olyn Hughes of Milton; 19 grand- children, five great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, Jan. 28, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Georgetown. Harriet A. Toomey, poultry worker Harriet A. Toomey, 57, of Dagsboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995 of cancer at Beebe Med- ical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Toomey was born in Frankford, the daughter of the late Harry D. and Florence Rogers Hudson. She was a poultry worker in the Dagsboro area for many years. Her husband William G. died in 1988. She is survived by a son, William H. Toomey, Frankford; two daughters, Kathy Cooper of Dagsboro with whom she lived, and Rosemary Steele of Dags- boro; two brothers, Walt Hudson of Millsboro and James Hudson of Lewes; and seven grandchildren. Services were held at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Ser- vices, Thatcher St., Frankford. Burial was in Dagsboro Redmen Memorial Cemetery, Dagsboro. Helen S. Lee, church member Helen S. Lee, 77, of 202 W. Cedar St., Lewes, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 1995 of respiratory failure in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mrs. Lee was a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church and Lewes Senior Center. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Philip Lee; a daugh- ter, Phyllis Barge!ski of Wilming- ton; and two brothers, Adam Schreiner of Parkside, Pa. and Kenneth Schreiner of Claymont. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach, with burial in Henlopen Memorial Park. Instead of flowers, the fam- ily suggests contributions to Casa San Francisco, Milton. Irene S. Rhodes, homemaker Irene S. Rhodes, 74, died Satur- day, Jan. 28, 1995 of heart failure in Ingleside Nursing Home, Lan- caster Pike, Hockessin. Mrs. Rhodes Was born in Laurel and was a homemaker and a mem- ber of Pocahontas l_xxtge of Inde- pendent Order of Odd Fellows, Rehoboth Beach, before moving to Newark in 1993. She is survived by a son, William E. of Delhi, La.; a daugh- ter, Nora R. Yates of Norih East, Md.; seven-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A service and burial were pri- vate. Contributions can be made to charity. Mae D. Dietrich, kindergarten teacher Mac D. Dietrich, a former Clay- mont kindergarten teacher, died Friday, Jan. 27, 1995 at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa. Mrs. Dietrich taught kinder- garten in Claymont in the late 1940s and 1950s, having moved to Claymont from New York in 1938. She and her husband, Melvin A., a DuPont research chemist, enjoyed summers in Re- hoboth Beach and were members of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. After her husband's 1987 death, Mrs. Dietrich moved to Erie near her twin daughters, Mrs. Schulze and Lucille Peterson. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Yvonne Dietrich of Oreland, Pa., who helped care for her; five grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. A service was held at Presbyter- ian Church of the Cross, Erie, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown, Pa. William N. Reed II, Diamond State employee William N. Reed H, 68, a long- time Diamond State Telephone Co. troubleshooter and state civil air patrolman, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1995 at Kent General Hospital after being stricken at Scott Nursing Home, Smyrna. Mr. Reed retired from the tele- phone company in 1985 after 32 years as a deskman in Wilming- ton. He is surviVed by his wife, Bev- erly S.; four sons, David and Kevin of Bear, William III of Middletown and Douglas of Newark; two daughters, Rhonda McKinney of North EasL Md. and Donna Kellagher of Newark; two brothers, Daniel of Lewes and Richard of ReynoMsville, Pa.; 16 grandchildren and a great-grand- son. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Asbury United Methodist Church, Box 330, Smyrna. Doris R. Roach, food service worker Doris R. Roach, 70, of Morris Road, Townsend, died Wednes- day, Jan. 25, 1995 of complica- tions from a stroke at Kent Gener- al Hospital, Dover. Mrs. Roach worked in the food service department of the Smyrna School District for many years, re- tiring in 1986. Her husband, Paul J., died July 17 and her daughter, Elizabeth Roach Gogolin, died Jan. 9. She is survived by two sons, Richard P. of Hickory, N.C. and Philip J, of Newark; a daughter, Lynda M. Dunning of Dover; a brother, William Rhoads of Okee- chobee, Fl.; three sisters, Helen Hanby of Dewey Beach, Evelyn Oiuseley of Blackbird and Anna Marion of Claymont; four grand- children and two great-grandchil- dren. A memorial service was held at Faries Funeral Chapel Smyrna, with burial private. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Smyrna- Clayton Little Lass League. August Kohn III, former manager August Kohn HI, 75, of Lewes, formerly of Potomac, Md., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 1995 at his resi- dence of respiratory failure. Mr. Kohn recently worked in the lower shore area as an assis- tant manager for the former Arthur Treacher's Restaurant and later for the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. His last em- ployment was as an attendant for the park and ride in Rehoboth Beach. Prior to moving to the shore, he worked for 27 years in the Washington, D.C. area as a men's furnishings buyer and as a merchandise manager for both Lansburgh's and the Hecht Co. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary B. Kohn; one daugh- ter, Deborah Serbin, German- town, Md.; and one son, David Waiter Kohn, Lewes. Services and burial are private. Instead of flowers, contributions are suggested to Delaware Hos- pice, Southern Division, Suite 107, Georgetown Professional Park, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were made by Parsell, Atkins & Lodge Funeral Home, Midway. William E. Palmer, retired manager William E. Palmer, 81, of Re- hoboth Beach, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 1995 of a myocardial infarc- tion at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. Mr. Palmer was a manager for Starkey Laboratories where he worked for a number of years, re- tiring on his 77th birthday in 1990. He was member of St. Ed- mond's Catholic Church. Mr. Palmer is survived by his wife and companion of over 60 years, Dorothy Marie Palmer; three sons, William E. Jr. of Muncie, Ind., Frederick L. of Whitehall, N.Y,, and James J. of Omaha, Neb.; three daughters, Margot A. Palmer, Beltsville, Md., Pamela Retzlaff, Omaham Neb. and Dorothy J. Palmer of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; 19 grand- children and 10 great-grandchil- dren. A memorial mass was held at St. Edmond's Catholic Church, with burial private at the conve- nience of the family. Saint James Traditional Episcopal Church Sunday Services ~ 9:30 a.m. with Reverend John Gains Using the 1928 Prayer Book Atlantic Budget Inn Route 113, Millsboro, DE 238-7364