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Edgar L. Cathell

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Edgar L. Cathell

AGE: 78 • Millsboro

Edgar L. Cathell, age 78, of Millsboro, DE passed away on Sunday, January 5th, 2014 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, DE.

Edgar was born in Willards, MD son of the late, Harris and Mary (Truitt) Cathell. He was a graduate of Buckingham High School in Berlin, MD. Edgar served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and served in the Army Reserve. He worked for W.O. Covey from 1956 to 1972 and owned the Joy Freeze restaurants in Frankford and Millsboro, DE for 25 years.

Edgar was a member of the Frankford U.M. Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner of the Nur Temple in Wilmington, DE and Past Master of Lodge Hiram #21 in Seaford, DE and has been a member since December 23, 1965.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence V. Cathell; a son, Steven H. Cathell; brother, Milton Cathell and grandson, Capt. Brian (Bubba) Bunting, US Army K.I.A. He is survived by children, Robert Bunting, Sr., of Silver Springs, MD, Peggy Jo Collins and Randy Cathell, both of Millsboro, DE and Andrea Brasure of Selbyville, DE; nine grandchildren, Bobby, Jr., Christopher, Stephanie, Michele and Kimberly Bunting, Lindsey Hickman, Leah Brasure and Wendy Mitchell; seven great grandchildren, Kayla, Alexander, Gavin, Rowan, Tegan, Connor and Copper. He is also survived by a brother, Norman Cathell.

A Masonic Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street in Frankford, DE 19945, where friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Millsboro Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Edgar's memory to the Nur Shrine Temple, PO Box 10085, Wilmington, DE 19850-0085.

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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 9, 2014
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