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 A tamale fundraiser for 4-year-old Ezequiel Powell, who is battling late-stage cancer, cooked up 1,850 tamales that sold out quickly after advance sales began. David Briggs

A memorial service for Roneil Laverne Powell, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 43 earlier this month, drew hundreds to the Dance Palace on Saturday.

The church space filled quickly, so the crowd spilled into the lobby, huddled under tents or braved the rainy weather to remember the Inverness resident. Some knew Ron from nearby . . .

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