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Orrie Matlack

d. February 23, 2013

Orrie Rae Matlack

Age 91, of Frederica, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Milford Center in Milford.

Orrie was born on September 18, 1921 in Lexington County, South Carolina, daughter of the late William C. and Orrie G. (Hite) Collum.

She was employed as a bus driver in the Lake Forest school district for 32 years, retiring in 1987.

Mrs. Matlack was a member of the Frederica Spring Creek Lions Club where she was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award in 2006. She was a Charter member of the Frederica Senior Center, a member of the Frederica Historical Society, a member and past president of the Frederica Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, a volunteer with the Junior Board of Milford Memorial Hospital; and a devoted member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Frederica where she participated in the United Methodist Women's organization and held many offices in the church over the years.

In addition to her parents, Orrie was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Warren; her second husband, Benjamin O. Matlack; her son, Edward L. Warren, Sr.; three brothers, Julius Carlee Collum , William B. Collum, and John Roy Collum; and a sister, Helen G. Wood.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Jane and William Hutchins, Jr. of Dover; a daughter-in-law, Hope R. Warren of Seaford; a brother, Jessie James Collum of Magnolia; two sisters, Grace Hayes of Arkansas and Barbara C. Enlow of S. Carolina; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Rogers Funeral Home, 301 Lakeview Ave, Milford.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 4 Front St, Frederica.

Burial will follow the services at Barratts Chapel Cemetery in Frederica.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 4, Frederica, DE, 19946 or to the Frederica Senior Center, P.O. Box 165, Frederica, DE, 19946.


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