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Charles S. Smith

Charles S. Smith

April 8, 1931 — September 3, 2012
Service: September 11, 2012

Charles S. "Chuck" Smith, aged 81, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2012. Charles was born April 8, 1931 in Hartford, KY to the late Thomas and Lula (Johnson) Smith. Upon his retirement from Chrysler, Chuck spent his time on his hobbies which included fishing, gardening and landscaping. An accomplished musician, he played the ukulele, guitar, bass, as well as the bagpipes and enjoyed listening to bluegrass music....

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Clifford L. Souder

Clifford L. Souder

January 21, 1926 — August 31, 2012
Service: September 4, 2012

August 31, 2012, Clifford L. Souder, age 86, of Rising Sun, MD, passed from this life into the heavenly home that he so long desired to see. There he joyfully reunited with his eldest son, Larry, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen Souder; six children, Barbara Broomell and husband Joe of Rising Sun, Karen Taylor and husband Ellis of Slatington, PA, Sharon Mangold and husband Michael of Middletown,...

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Frances Wright

January 27, 1914 — August 30, 2012
Service: September 2, 2012

Frances M. Wright, age 98, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully August 30, 2012 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 27, 1914 to the late Mark and Beulah (Pleasanton) Davis. Frances is survived by her sons, Melvin D. Wright (Sally Jo) of Quarryville, PA and Raymond J. Wright (Diane) of New Castle, DE; four grandchildren, Kenneth M. Wright (Bonnie) of Dothan, AL,...

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Herbert K. Hamilton, Sr.

Herbert K. Hamilton, Sr.

November 20, 1937 — August 29, 2012
Service: September 5, 2012

Herbert K. Hamilton, Sr., 74, of Elkton, MD, passed away at his home August 29, 2012. Herbert was born in Bluefield, WV on November 20, 1937. He was a machine operator. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his son, Herbert K. Hamilton, Jr. and daughter Cathy Hamilton, both of Elkton, five grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and sister in law Louise Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his wife Ginger,...

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Beverly I. Johnston

Beverly I. Johnston

December 26, 1943 — August 29, 2012
Service: September 4, 2012

Beverly I. Johnston, age 68, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born on December 26, 1943 in Glenroy, PA to the late Lillard G. Hamm and Inez B. Crawford (Prewitt). She was the owner and operator of Johnston's Cut-rate Liquors in Rising Sun, MD. Beverly was very active with fund raising for the Northern Chesapeake Hospice Foundation and greatly...

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Earl P. Keller

Earl P. Keller

June 3, 1919 — August 29, 2012
Service: September 1, 2012

Earl P. Keller, 93, of Conowingo, MD, passed away at Millcroft in Newark, DE on August 29, 2012. Born in Adams County, PA on June 3, 1919, Earl was the son of the late Samuel Clarence and Nellie Plank Keller. He attended High School in Catonsville, MD and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1942-46 and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. His worked in The Ordnance Department at Aberdeen Proving Ground as a technical mechanic...

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Donna G. Swan

Donna G. Swan

January 12, 1954 — August 29, 2012
Service: September 5, 2012

Donna G. Swan, age 58, of Landenberg, PA passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Jennersville Hospital. Donna was born in Detroit Michigan on January 12, 1954 to the late Joel H. Duncan and Lois (Burke) Crow. After graduating from Newark High School she worked her way through college at Bing's Bakery and graduated with an accounting degree from the University of Delaware. She gave up her career to raise her family and her children...

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Franklin Temple Evans, M.D.

August 6, 1928 — August 28, 2012
Service: No Services

Franklin Temple Evans, M.D., of Baltimore, MD passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at his home. Dr. Evans had been a resident of Baltimore since 1982, where he worked for several companies that dealt with medical research and drug dependency. Previously, from 1963 until 1981, he had lived in Annapolis, MD where he had a private practice in psychiatry. Dr. Evans was the son of Isham Harrison and Gladys Temple Evans of Shuqualak, MS and was...

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Alice E. Fraser

Alice E. Fraser

June 5, 1939 — August 28, 2012
Service: September 4, 2012

Alice E. Fraser, age 73, of Elkton, MD passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Alice was born on June 5, 1939 in Wilmington, DE to the late William H. and Mary J. (Floriolli) Hall. Alice retired as secretary from the Christina School District. She enjoyed going on cruises and was a wonderful dancer who loved to dance with her fiance Stan. Alice was a member of the American Legion Post 194 Ladies Auxiliary in Rising Sun, MD where she enjoyed...

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Ernie McNeill

November 21, 1927 — August 28, 2012
Service: August 31, 2012

Thomas Ernest McNeill "Ernie", age 84, of Rising Sun, MD passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Calvert Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family. Ernie was born on November 21, 1927 in Bina, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Gaither and Verna Hartsoe McNeill. He attended Lansing High School and joined the U.S. Army shortly after graduation. He retired from Mason Dixon Sand and Gravel/York Building Products in 1995 after...

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