Obituaries: Aug. 21 edition

| August 21, 2013

Shawn E. Cobb, 36, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Lake City, Fla. Born in Auburn, Shawn worked as a changeover technician with Mullinix Packaging Inc. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and enjoyed brewing, tastings and teaching about beer and it’s history, flavor and food pairings. He also loved cooking and spending time with family and friends. He was a strong and faithful supporter of Unity Performing Arts Foundation. Surviving are his wife, Windy Cobb; sons, Daven Johnson and Breydon Cobb; daughter, Audrianna Cobb; mother, Linda Lou Cobb of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and father, Darwin Eugene Cobb Jr. of Auburn. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church, 729 West Washington, with the Rev Paul Offhaus officiating and burial in Roselawn Cemetery, 1309 S. Center St., Auburn. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church for Windy’s recovery and Unity Performing Arts Foundation. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Majorie L. Doran, 83, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Visiting Nurse, Fort Wayne. Born and raised in Mt. Morris, Ill., she attended Manchester College. She was a homemaker and former Kiwanis First Lady when her husband, Gerald Doran was Governor of Kiwanis for the State of Indiana. She was an avid Bridge player and loved traveling. She is survived by her son, Michael R. (Marsha) Howard of Traverse City, Mich.; daughter, Nancy (Daniel) Phend of LaOtto, Ind.; stepsons, Frost Illustrated contributor Terry Doran of Fort Wayne, Jan (Barb) Doran of Traverse City, Mich. and Chris Doran of Bloomington; sister, Judy Niehus of Bryan, Texas; grandchildren, Willa, Ellie and Cayman; and great-grandchildren, Sam, and Wiley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Garrison and Effie Messer; husband, Gerald Doran; and stepson, Rick Doran. Services were Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, with the Rev. Nancy Fergusson officiating and entombment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Hospice Home or Kiwanis of Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook, please visit


Moses Edward Fowlkes Sr., 80, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. He was born on Aug. 22, 1932, in Sprotts, Ala. He retired from Falstaff Brewery and the Indiana Auto Auction. Surviving are his wife, Ollie “Tancy” (Lapsley) Fowlkes; sons, Moses (Kate) Fowlkes Jr., Kenneth Fowlkes, Ronnie (Tempa) Fowlkes, Darnell Sullivan, and Michael Fowlkes, Derrick (Sonya) Fowlkes, Edward (Tracy) Syllivan, and Jermaine (Marcia) Sullivan; daughter, Nicole Fowlkes; sister, Katie (Frank) Green; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were Aug. 13 at Friendship Baptist Church with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.


Joel K. Lucas, 60, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on July 23, 1953, in North Carolina. He graduated from South Side High School. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Mary; sons, Justin, Gerren and James Lucas, all of Fort Wayne; father, Eddie (Tamela) Lucas of Spring Hope, N.C.; brothers, Eddie (Catherine) Lucas of Albuquerque, N.M. and Bobby (Joy) Lucas of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren, Jada and Christian. He was preceded in death by his mother, Fancy Lucas; brother, Carlton Wayne; maternal grandmother, Sadie Drewery; and mother-in-law, Frances Scruggs. Services were Saturday, Aug. 17 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6000 Abbott St. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.


Walter H. Monroe Sr., 69, of Fort Wayne, passed Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. He was born on Aug. 11, 1943. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 3506 Warsaw St., with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society.


Luevenia Storry, 75, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Bowling Green, Ky. while visiting her youngest daughter. Born in Marion, Ala., she retired as a caregiver from Your Friends & Neighbors after eight years of service and she currently served as a foster grandparent at the Women’s Shelter. Surviving are her children, Darnell Tinker, Lenora Devreax, Vanessa (Kerry) Collins, Cynthia Bright, Robert “Bobby” Bright, Nicole Cooper, and W. C. (Belinda) Storry; siblings, Charlie Walker, Coleman Walker, Dean Underwood, James “Ted” (Jonnie Mae) Starks, Edward Lee Walker, Roberta Jones, Mary Francis Nelson, Cleveland Walker, Raymond Walker, and Judy Lewis; 28 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathaniel Cook and Emma Walker; grandson, LaShon Devreax; great-grandson, Quincy Bright Jr.; brothers, Nathan Turner, Lafayette Cook, Wilbur, Abraham, and Ernest “Tic Tac” Walker; sister, Rosetta Turner; twin sisters, Maureen and Lorene Walker; and stepfather, Royster Walker. Services were Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Come As You Are Community Church, 7910 S. Anthony Blvd., with interment in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.


Jesse Sullivan Jr., 47, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.


This article originally appeared in the Aug. 21 print edition.


Category: Local, Obituaries

About the Author ()

Frost Illustrated is Fort Wayne's oldest weekly newspaper. Your Independent Voice in the Community, featuring news & views of African Americans since 1968.

Comments are closed.