From The Laurel Delaware State Register February 9, 1951
John Stanford LeCates
John Stanford LeCates, 82, died Feb. 4 in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Spencer LeCates, at Seaford. He was the son of the late Alexander and Isabella LeCates and was long a resident in the area around Lowes Cross Roads.
Survivors include three sons, Granville R. LeCates, of Wilmington; Samuel S. LeCates, of Salisbury, and Norman C. LeCates of Delmar; another daughter, Mrs. Oliver J. Collins of Baltimore; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother, William LeCates, of Parsonsburg, Md., and one sister Mrs. Martha Hearn of Whitesville.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Bethesda Methodist Church of the Laurel Circuit. Rev. J. B. Pettus, assisted by Rev. Oliver J. Collins, a son-in-law of Mr. leCates. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.