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I ! I lrl I 14 TUESDAY, MAY 20 - THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Obituaries )) Lloyd 6. Bates, retired FBI agent Lloyd G. Bates, 76, of Lewes, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. He was born Nov. 8,1937, in China Grove, N.C., son of the late Clyde and Myrtle (Hollifield) Bates. Mr. Bates graduated from North Cove High School in North Cove, N.C. in 1956. He attended Warren Wilson College in Swan- nanoa, N.C. and the University of Maryland. Following his graduation from col- lege, Mr. Bates began working as a special agent for the Fed- eral Bureau Lloyd Bates of Investiga- tion from 1959 to 1969. For the next 20 years, Mr. Bates worked in Corporate Security for Aramark until his retirement. He didn't complete- ly retire though, but worked part-time for BICS, a unit of the federal government, as a consul- tant until the winter of 2013. Mr. Bates was active in his com- munity where he was a volunteer teacher with the Thresholds pro- gram at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown. He was also a member of the Ex-FBI Agents Association. Mr. Bates loved to debate and could take on debating over politics any day. His passion in life was his veg- etable garden, which included 38 different varieties of vegetables. Mr. Bates had many hobbies, some of which included pho- tography, golfing, hunting and fishing in the local waters. When weather permitted, he enjoyed boating and always took his be- loved canine friend for a ride. He was a great storyteller whose many stories were often told over the dinner table with his family. Mr. Bates was a loving hus- band, father, brother, grandfather, brother-in-law and dear friend who will be missed by all. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Bates. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Patricia L. (Barthmaier) Bates; two daughters: Jennifer Conklyn, and Janine Leeper and her husband Matthew, all of Wayne, Pa.; his grandson, Ryan Conklyn and granddaughter, Elly Conklyn, both of Wayne; his sister, Shirley Bartlett and her husband Dealo of Marion, N.C.; his brother, Joe Bond of Wil- kesboro, N.C.; his sister-in-law, Marie Barthmaier of Lewes; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, May 28, at 11 a.m., at Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087, where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being han- dled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Bates' memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patri- ots Way, Milford, DE 19963, and/ or Tunnell Cancer Center, c/o Beebe Medical Foundation, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Laura Lee Papa, Sussex resident Laura Lee Papa, 52, of Seaford entered into eternal rest Thurs- day, May 15, 2014. She was born in Arlington, Va. and spent most of her life in Rehoboth, Milton and Seaford. Laura is survived by her parents, Ann Marie and Jerry Papa; sisters, Marie Carey and Susan Brooks; half sister, Christie Laura Papa Worrell; half brothers, Ste- phen and Adam Taylor; nephews Jacob and Lucas Brooks, Joshua Worrell, Nathan Taylor, Kane LaTocha; and niece Summer Taylor. Family will receive friends to celebrate Laura's life from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 20, at the Midway Assembly of God, Postal Lane, Lewes. The funeral service, led by Pastor Gary Ross, will be held immediately after. Burial will be at Epworth Cemetery, Rehoboth. Arrangements handled by Short Funeral Services, Milton. Zha-Den Davis, Rehoboth infant Zha-Den Davis, 3 months old, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at A.I. duPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington. He is survived by his parents, Rebekah Lee and Sidney Davis Jr.; a sister, Aralynn Lee; his twin brother, Haven Davis; paternal grandparents, Tomekia Mills of Lewes, and Sidney Davis Sr., of Seaford; great-grandparents, Sherwood and Margaret Holly of Dover; great-great-grandparents, William and Ellen Holly of Sea- ford; and a host of aunts, uncles, and extended family. A visitation was held Monday evening, May 19, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton. Burial will be private. Robert 'Bob' Sublett, Pepsi Co. retiree Mr. Robert A. "Bob" Sublett, 86, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mr. Sublett was born Dec. 9, 1927, in Huntsville, Ala., to the late Clyde and Isla Black Sublett. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his first wife Sara Ditsy Sublett in 2010; a son, Rob- ert "Soupie" Sublett; and a brother, Clyde Sublett. Bob retired from the Pepsi- Cola Company whereheworked as a sales rep- Robert $ublett resentative. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Bob was a past master of the Doric Lodge 30 A.E & A.M., also Co- lumbia Lodge in Arlington, Va., a Shriner and also a member of American Legion Post 28. He was the most wonderful man in the world. He enjoyed woodwork- ing, flower gardening and was a diehard Redskins fan. He was an energetic and busy man all his days up to the end. He is survived by his wife Janis Sublett of Millsboro; a daughter, Dale Bodzer and her husband Tony of New Bern, N.C.; sons, Jeral Sublett and his wife Ra- mona of Richmond, Va., Larry Sublett and his wife Maggie of Lusby, Md., a daughter-in-law, Cindy Sublett of Gainesville, Fla.; stepsons, Stevan and Randy McKinney; and a sister, Sue Du- Valle of Atlanta, Ga. He is also survived by seven grandchil- dren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five stepgrandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cous- ins, extended family members and friends. A Masonic service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 20, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will take place privately at Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidson, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Mil- ford, DE 19963. Landreth C. Adams Jr., never met a stranger Mr. Landreth C. Adams Jr., 76, of Seaford passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Mr. Adams was born March 19, 1938, in Willow Grove, Pa., to the late Landreth C. Adams Sr. and Anna Lentz Adams. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by two sisters. Landy retired from Schmidt Baking Co. after 30 years of ser- vice. He also worked at DuPont Co., Melvin Joseph Construction Co., and formerly owned his own business, Adams Lime and Gravel of Georgetown. He was a member of Asbury U.M. Church in Seaford, Ameri- can Legion Post in Laurel, and served with the Delaware Army National Guard. He volunteered with Heroes Haven in Sharp- town, Md., loved stock car racing and was a part of the Hardscrab- ble "Dirty Dozen." He enjoyed his place in Chincoteague, Va. and was a member of the "Meat Loaf Gang" there. He loved to so- cialize and never met a stranger. He was a devoted husband, fa- Continued on page 15 DELMARVA | PUBLIC. ] RADIO WSCL 89.5 Fine Arts & Culture WSDL 90.7 Rhythm & News, 410-543-6895 Serving the Delmarva Peninsula from Salisbury University