Cape Gazette

West Rehoboth Community walks for peace

Aug 08, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Eleanor Whaley, center, leads the group of marchers into Burton Village to bring the community together for peace and remembrance.

The West Rehoboth community came together to mark the 6th Annual Peace March to Burton Village, August 4.

The Peace March was founded by Eleanor Whaley, who lost her son Coley Marchtman to a vicious gang beating in 2008.

"My son lost his life from injuries of a beating by four men,"said Whaley. "Each year we come together to march for peace and remember him. We are not West Rehoboth and Burton Village; we are all the West Rehoboth community."


Eleanor Whaley started the Peace March after her son, Coley Marchtman, was killed in a gang beating in Burton Village in 2008. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Rev. Pat Loughlin of Epworth United Methodist Church prays for the people in attendance and for the West Rehoboth Community. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Reber Whitner, left, and Anthony Hardy stand in remembrance of Coley Marchtman and peace in West Rehoboth. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Eleanor Whaley speaks to the group on the spot in Burton Village where her son was beaten six years ago. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
The Rev. Max Wolf of All Saints' Episcopal Church prays for peace within the West Rehoboth community. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Clay Hearn, (l-r) Molly Morris, Karen Shgues and Joey Finney stand hand-in-hand for peace in the community. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
"We must always remember," says Eleanor Whaley. "We are not West Rehoboth and Burton Village. We are all the West Rehoboth community." (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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