Services have been scheduled for Herbert Eugene McCracken, 75, a retired Philadelphia Streets Department worker who, as a soul singer under the name Herb Ward, recorded several singles in the 1960s.
A Requiem Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, 6361 Lancaster Ave.
Mr. McCracken died Monday, Dec. 24, of complications of emergency surgery at Chestnut Hill Hospital.
After a stint in the Marines, Mr. McCracken started his career as a rhythm and blues singer in 1963 recording for Buddy Records, a Philadelphia label. His first and most notable record was "Hands Off, She's Mine."