Richard Lee “Big Rich” Gaines Jr., 33, took his journey home on Thursday, May 16, 2013. He was a member of New Life Community Church and employed by Sodexo for F.W.C.S. Surviving are his wife, Shaherah Gaines; children, Richard III, Amani and Alaina Gaines and Anaiah Lee; mother, Joan Gaines; sister, Nina (Octravious) Gaines-Newson; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lee Gaines Sr. Services were Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Imani Baptist Temple, 2920 Indiana Ave., with interment in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
Frederick Douglas Vines, 50, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital. He was employed by Belmont Beverage. Surviving are his children Porschea Vines of Indianapolis, Carl Vines of South Bend; two grandchildren, Camisa and Carl Vines Jr.; fiancee, Tammie Billingsley; and two stepchildren, Jasmine and Ashley; and God daughter, Porsche Williams. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
This article originally appeared in the May 29 print edition.