Helen E. Ricks Alexander, 92, of Fort Wayne, Ind. passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born May 1, 1920 in Tuscumbia, Ala. She was the youngest child of Judson and Julia Bell Ricks. She married Joseph “L.V.” Alexander on Sep. 6, 1937 who preceded her in death in 2008. Helen was a loving wife, mother and a homemaker. Surviving are her children William (Pearline) of California, Loretta Moore and Nathan Sr. (Billie) of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren and sister Lillian Steele (Chicago). Funeral service were Saturday, March 9 at East Allen County Church of Christ 3800 Minnich Road, New Haven, Ind., with Friday visitation at East Chestnut St. Church of Christ, 3601 E. Chestnut, Fort Wayne. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
George Love Laramore, 54, of Milwaukee, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013. He was a native of Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Dorothy Winston; father, George Moore; son, Marcus Holley; sisters, Dorothy Moore and Gloria Winston; brothers, Lornard (Alicia) Laramore, Robert, Charles and Mikle Moore; three grandchildren; and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Natasha Holley Applewhite. Funeral service is 11 a.m Monday, March 11, 2013, at Haven Missionary Christian Church, 845 W. Creighton Ave., with burial in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery-Maumee Ave. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
Edna L. (Hardy) Richardson, 86, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at her home. She was born in Fort Wayne and retired from F.W.C.S. after 18 years of service. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda R. Richardson; sons, John H. Richardson Jr., Ronce Richardson and Shinny J. Richardson; sister, Mary E. “Liz” Jones; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Richardson Sr.; two sons, Darrell and Darwin Richardson; two sisters; and six brothers. Service is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Ellis Funeral Home. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens.