Mary Louise “Sister” Banks, 74, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was born on Dec. 28, 1938 in Uniontown, Ala. Services were May 1 at Kingdom Door Christian Worship Center. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
Geneva Cavitt, 88, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Glenbrook Rehabilitation Center. Surviving are her daughter, Ada Jackson; grandchildren, Latonya Jackson, Jozett Holman and Kenya Jackson; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rainey Cavitt. Services were Friday, May 3, at Ellis Funeral Home, with burial in Concordia Lutheran Gardens. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
T.B. Eldrige, 90, died on Monday, April 22, 2013. He is survived by two sons, Thurman “Billy” Eldridge and Larry Eldridge; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services were Friday, April 26, 2013, at Carmichael Funeral Service, 831 East Jefferson Blvd., with burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
John C. Lee Sr., 67, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Friday, April 19, 2013. He was born on Nov. 5, 1945, in West Point, Miss. Funeral services were Saturday, April 27 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
Doreen Anne Lymon, 56, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Thursday, April 25, 2013. She was born June 20, 1956, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her loving husband, Terry L. Lymon; sons, Selwyn J. Lymon and Diamond M. Lymon; mother, Classie Blevins; brothers, Nathan Blevins Jr., David Blevins and Alexie Blevins; sisters, MaryAnn (Joe) Thomas, Sylvia (Jessie) Baker, Ilene (Doc) Lee, Emma Humphrey, and Rositta “Linda” (Garry) Hamilton; two grandchildren, Jaylen Mouring and Devin L. Banks; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Akhenaton I. Lymon; father, Nathan Blevins Sr.; and brother, Sam Blevins. Funeral services were Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Kingdom Door Worship Center, with burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
Dorothy Jean Hill Myatt, of Fort Wayne, died on Monday, April 29, 2013. Born July 3, 1943, in West Blocton, Ala., she was a daughter of Rosanna Scott Williams and Milton Hill Jr. She graduated from Bibb County Training School in Centreville, Ala., in 1960. That same year, she moved to Fort Wayne. She earned her license in practical nursing in 1964. She retired from the VA Medical Center in 1995. Dorothy confessed Christ and was baptized at an early age at Mt. Grove Baptist Church. Upon moving to Fort Wayne, she united with Friendship Baptist Church where she met and married the Rev. Earvin Myatt in 1968. She leaves to cherish her memory husband, the Rev. Earvin Myatt; daughters, Darlene (Michael) Sheppard and Karen (John) Matitu, both of Fort Wayne, and Rosie (Robert) Mitchell of Mason, Ohio; seven grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Ann (Crawford) Freeman, Jeraldean (Bob) Shearer, Thelma Preston, and Debra Preston, all of Fort Wayne; brothers, Kenneth (Diane) Preston of Fort Wayne, Steve (Linda) Preston of West Blocton and Clyde (Charlester) Preston of Centreville, Ala.; aunts, Lillian (Rudolph) Moore and Virginia Taylor, both of Fort Wayne; and sisters-in-law, Pearlene Billingsley and Luella Bellamy, both of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her sister, Constance Preston; brother, Howard Preston; three daughters, Christine Myatt, Betty Mae Vaughn and Beverly Fuqua. Services were Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Friendship Baptist Church, 451 E. Douglas Ave., with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
This article originally appeared in our May 8, 2013 issue.