Friday, May 22, 2015

John Stanford LeCates

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.

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