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Amelia McFadden, 94
GEORGETOWN - Amelia McFadden of Georgetown, formerly of Massena, N.Y., died of cardiac arrest Monday, April 27, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 94.
Mrs. McFadden was a homemaker.
She was a member of Hadassa, Pythian Sisters.
Mrs. McFadden was a volunteer at Massena Memorial Hospital, Massena.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren McFadden in 1977.
She is survived by a son, with whom she lived, Max McFadden; a daughter, Martha Faucher of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one sister; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 1 p.m. today at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, Inc., 609 E. Market St., Georgetown.
Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, N.Y., where her husband was buried.
Iris C. Powell, 87
REHOBOTH BEACH - Iris C. Powell of Rehoboth Beach, formerly of Garrett Park, Md., died of heart failure Tuesday, April 28, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center. She was 87.
Mrs. Powell was born in Washington, D.C.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Powell was a member of All Saint's Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel T. Powell Jr. in 1992.
She is survived by two sons, Timothy H. Powell of Tampa, Fla. and Samuel T. Powell III of Crofton, Md.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Friday at All Saint's Episcopal Church, 20 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, where the Rev. James Manion will officiate.
Burial will be private.
Robert William Jack II, 89
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Robert William Jack III of Winston-Salem died Thursday, April 23, 1998, in the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. He was 89.
Mr. Jack was born in 1908, in Stamford, Conn. He spent his early years in Indiana. Mr. Jack lived in Wilmington until 1973.
He retired from the Wilmington Medical Center in 1973, and moved to Millsboro. He moved to Independence Village in Winston-Salem.
Mr. Jack was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps, 9th Air Force.
He was the first executive director of the Delaware Division, American Cancer Society from 1953-1963.
Mr. Jack was a 32nd degree Mason, and he celebrated 50 years of service in Freemasonry on March 14, 1996. He was a life member of Eureka-DuPont Lodge No. 23-29 in Wilmington.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Wood Jack in 1986.
He is survived by two children, Bonnie Ruth Jack of Winston-Salem and Robert W. Jack III and wife Lorie of Lynn Haven, Fla.; two granddaughters, Heather L. Raudenbush of Winston-Salem and Amy C. Raudenbush and husband, William Almy of Somerville, Mass.; two first-cousins, Jack Kendall of Wilmington and Paul Kendall of Green Valley, Ariz.
A memorial service was held Saturday, April 25, 1998, at the Independence Village in Winston-Salem.
Mr. Jack was cremated and his remains were buried next to his wife in All Souls Cemetery, St. George's Chapel, Angola.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27103 or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Cremation Services.
Walter J. Groce, 55
DENTON, Md. - Walter J. Groce of Denton died after a long illness, Monday, April 27, 1998, in Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 55.
Mr. Groce was born in 1943, in Queen Anne, Md., son of the late Myrtle Jackson and Charles Wilmer.
He attended Talbot County schools and he completed and graduated from Moton High School, Easton, in 1964.
Mr. Groce was employed as a truck driver for Williams Trucking Co. for many years until his illness.
He was a member of the ''King Pin Truckers''.
He is survived by his former wife, Phyllis Baynard Groce of Denton; two sons, Craig Groce of Houston, Texas, and Kenyon Jones of Dover; one daughter, Natasha Jones of Dover; grandmother, Pearl Bailey Groce of Denton; three brothers, Elmer Jackson of Corona, N.Y., Allen Jackson of Preston, and Larry Jackson of Denton; three sisters, Rosalee Jackson of Denton, Irene Jackson of Easton and Faye Harris of Denton; one grandson, Bryant K. Groce of Houston, Texas; one sister-in-law, Debbie Jackson of Denton; one aunt, Violet Groce ''Bobbie'' of Denton; two great-aunts, Frances Jones of Bridgeville and Adeline Jenkins of Cordova, and a host of more uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins; also a devoted cousin, Rita Jenkins.
Service will be at noon Saturday at the Full Gospel Holliness Church of God, Third Street, Denton, where Bishop Charles Cephas will officiate where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funneral Home, Easton.
Evangelist Mary Elizabeth Purnell, 66
SEAFORD - Evangelist Mary Elizabeth Purnell of Seaford died in her home of cancer, Tuesday, April 28, 1998. She was 66.
Mrs. Purnell was born in Bridgeville, the daughter of Lillie Purnell of Bridgeville and the late Howard Cannon.
She was a member of Victory Temple Church in Bridgeville, where she served as a mother of the church, associate minister, and member of the board of directors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Linwood Purnell Sr. in 1994.
She is survived by five sons, Pastor David L. Purnell Jr. of Bridgeville, Thomas E. Purnell of New Castle, Jeffery E. Purnell of Newark, Paul D. Purnell of New Castle, and Minister Michael A. Purnell Sr. of Bear; four daughters, Pauline D. Wright and Betty J. Harmon, both of Seaford, Matilda L. Ross and Thelma E. Jones, both of Bridgeville; one stepdaughter, Gladys Quail of Greenwood; four brothers, Howard Smack of Concord, Gregory Cannon of Millsboro, and Hollis Smack and Michael Cannon, both of Bridgeville; one sister, Martha Massey and her husband, David Massey , both of Bridgeville; one sister-in-law, Gladys and Sherman Catchlings of Dover; father-in-law, Clarence DeShields of West Chester, Pa.; 51 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and also several great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Refuge Temple Revival Center on Front Street in Seaford, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Bishop Catherine Camper will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery, Middleford.
Arrangements by the Lewis N. Watson Funeral Home, Salisbury, Md.
Alana Michelle King, 33
SALISBURY, Md. - Alana Michelle King of Salisbury died Saturday, April 25, 1998, in her home. She was 33.
Mrs. King was born in Salisury, Md.
She was a PBX operator.
She is survived by her husband, Alonzo King of Salisbury, and her mother Janet W. Ames, two daughters, Danielle King, 14, Tiffani King, 12, and a son Aloza J. King Jr., 15, all of Salisbury.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Tabernacle Church, U.S. 50. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the church. The Rev. Daniel Applebee will officiate.
Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday in Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Beulah.
Omar H.W. Quillen, 84
REHOBOTH BEACH - Omar H.W. Quillen of Rehoboth Beach died of heart failure Wednesday, April 29, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was 84.
Mr. Quillen was a retired carpenter, and he was employed for many years with D.F. Quillen & Sons Construction Co. of Rehoboth.
He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach.
He was preceded in death by his wife Pearle, Mitchell Quillen, in 1995.
He is survived by a son, Omar H.W. Quillen Jr. of King George, Va., and two daughters, Olive Ward of Lewes, and Harriett Magee of Rehoboth Beach; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Long Neck Rd.
Berial will follow the service in the Bishopville Cemetery, Bishopville, Md.
Elizabeth J Ware, 80
REHOBOTH BEACH - Elizabeth J. Ware of Rehoboth Beach died of heart failure Friday April 24, 1998, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She was 80.
Mrs. Ware was born in 1917, in Ashville, Fla.
She was a domestic worker.
Mrs. Ware was a member of the West Rehoboth Jesus Is Church, Hebron Road, Rehoboth Beach, where she served as mother of the church.
She is survived by her husband, Willie Jones; a daughter, Elizabeth Waples, a son Augustus J. Waples Sr. of Rehoboth; seven grandchildren, 22-great grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren, amd several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Rehoboth Jesus Is Church, where friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church Cementery, Lewes.
Carl W. Stratton Sr., 66
FREDERICA - Carl W. Stratton of Frederica died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 66.
Mr. Stratton was born in Haddonfield, N.J., the son of Evelyn and the late Lester Stratton.
He was a truck driver for Wilson Beverage and NKS Distributors for many years. After retiring in 1992, he worked on lawn mowers.
Mr. Stratton was a member of the Milford Elks Lodge.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his devoted companion, Patricia Northrop; a daughter, Carla J. Lynch of Milford; four sons, John E. Stratton of Milford, Robert L. Stratton of Lewes, William J. Stratton, also of Milford, and Carl W. Stratton Jr. of Cheswold; two sisters, Peggy Cooper of Absecon, N.J., and Mildred Di Matteo of Haddonfield; a brother, Robert Stratton of Camden .NJ.; 16 grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Berry-Short Funeral Home, 119 N.W. Front St., Milford, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday.
Burial will follow the service in Barratts Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Luetta H. Gibbs, 78
SEAFORD - Luetta H. Gibbs of Seaford died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 78.
Mrs. Gibbs was born 1920, in Mesic, N.C, daughter of the late Annie G. Henderson and Alexander Henderson.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Burial will be 10:30 a.m. in Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear.
Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Martin 'Barney' Lecates Jr., 75
GEORGETOWN - Martin ''Barney'' Lecates, Jr. of Georgetown died of heart failure Tuesday, April 28, 1998, in his home. He was 75.
Mr. Lecates was a truck driver for the CHEER Center where he had been a aide for two years. He also worked part-time for Highs as a coffee maker.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth May (Taylor) Lecates, in 1971, and a grandson, Kyle West, 1988.
He is survived by a daughter, Bonnie West of Georgetown; four sons, Darryl, Billy, Jimmy, all of Georgetown and Johnny of Millsboro; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and a close friend Joan Pepper.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Chapel of Short Funeral Services, E. Market St., Georgetown, where friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today.
Burial will follow the service in McColleys Cemetery, Redden.