SMITHFIELD - Frances Channell Delk, 96, died Monday June 27, 2012.|
Originally from Smithfield, Va., 40 years in Punta Gorda, Fla., and seven years in Columbia, S.C. She was the wife of the late Owington Gordon Delk Jr. and daughter of the late Arthur Otis Channell and Bessie Morris Channell of Carrollton, Va.
Mrs. Delk was a faithful member of DAR, UDC, CDXVIIC, DAC, CDA, DCW, and The Jamestowne Society. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Smithfield, Va. Mrs. Delk was the matriarch of her family, a golfer, avid bridge player and loved to play bingo. She was known for her sweet smile and contagious laugh.
Mrs. Delk is survived by her two daughters, Sarah Delk Perkins and her husband, P. Thomas Perkins, of Blythewood, S.C., and Emily Delk Smith and her husband, William J. Smith, of Covington, La.; grandchildren, Stephen Thomas (Shawn) Perkins, Alexandra Alayne Cross, Laura Frances (Marshall) Johnson, Stephanie Channell (Christopher) Robles, Allison Kimberly (Brad) Vencil and David Gordon (Rachel) Perkins; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Delk was preceded in death by her husband and son, O. Gordon Delk, III.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday July 14, 2012, at Christ Episcopal Church, 111 S. Church Street, Smithfield, Va., with the Rev. Gary Barker officiating, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall till 3 p.m.
A committal service with Jamestowne Society and D.A.R rites will conclude at St. Luke's Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from July 12 to July 13, 2012