Obituaries: Nov. 13 edition

| November 14, 2013

Sgt. Alicia A. Bradley, 50, passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Indianapolis. She was a graduate of Wayne High School and a United States Army retiree. She was currently employed by the Social Security Administration. Surviving are her mother, Mary Allison; daughters, Shannon and Shira Kazee; brothers, Curtis Baker and Carl Kazee; sisters, Cathy (Michael) Abernathy and Cindy (Charles) Meeks; 10 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were Nov. 2, 2013, at New Covenant Worship Center, 3420 E. Paulding Road, with burial in Concordia Lutheran Gardens, Lake Ave. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.

Anna Louise Grant Chaney, was the ninth child born from the union of Paymon and Minerva (Thompson) Grant on Nov. 20, 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “Ann” as she was best known as, served in the capacity of Customer Service Supervisor at NIPSCO for 38 years before she retired in 2001. She was the head of the Usher Board at New Life Church of God for 9 years and served in many other capacities. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the American Legion Unit 148 and the alumni association of Central High School. She answered her Master’s calling and committed her life to Christ at an early age. She served faithfully and tirelessly until the Lord called her home on Oct. 29, 2013. Left to forever cherish her memory: two daughters, Mitzi Chaney Moore of Alta Loma, California and Ursula “Toni” Chaney Williams (Norman) of Tampa, Florida; one granddaughter: Syann Moore of Alta Loma, California; one grandson, Jabril Williams of Tampa, Fla. Five sisters: Rosalie Chandler, Revelia Woods and Tabitha Grant, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Beverly Toles of Inglewood, California and Catherine Taye of Groveport, Ohio; three brothers: Hardy Grant and Thomas Grant of Fort Wayne and Ulysses Grant of Turlock, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relative and friends. Services were Nov. 9, 2013, at New Life Church of God, with calling from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home, 1021 E. Lewis St.

Frank Gillespie Jr., 70, of Fort Wayne, suddenly passed away on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at home. Born in French mans Bayou, Ark., Frank worked as a forklift operator with BF Goodrich for 36 years, retiring in 2005, and also part time at Toolcraft for many years. He attended South Side and Central High Schools. He enjoyed watching sports and playing slot machines, traveling and going on family cruises. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Vicki Gillespie of Fort Wayne; daughter, Tracy Gillespie of Fort Wayne; son, Blake Gillespie of Munster, Ind.; grandchildren, Trista Gillespie of Bowling Green, Ky., Breauna Gillespie and Blake Gillespie II, both of Hammond, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Ja’Shon Gillespie of Fort Wayne, Janae and Jeramiah Gillespie, both of Bowling Green, Ky.; sisters, Delois Scott of Flint, Mich, Gene Gillespie of Palatine, Ill., Catherine Ford of Milwaukee, Wis., and Frankie Lewis of Fort Wayne; brother, Henry Fowler of Milwaukee, Wis.; friend, Ernie Shields of Fort Wayne; cousin, Bob Oldham of Fort Wayne; and mother-in-law, Helen Miller of New Haven. He was preceded in death by father, Frank Gillespie Sr.; mother, Otine Bonds; stepmother, Mable Gillespie; one brother; two sisters; and father-in-law, Albert Miller. Funeral services were Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God. Arrangements were by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Jovon C. Harvey Sr., 44, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. He was born on June 15, 1969, in Fort Wayne. He was a 1987 graduate of R. Nelson Snider High School and attended Ball State University on a football scholarship. Jovon was very faithful to his church, Greater Mount Ararat, Pastor Ernest Starks, and a servant of God. He was a kind, giving person, who loved his family. Through one of his restaurants, he held multiple annual back to school and holiday events providing free school supplies, free clothing, free food, free haircuts and turkeys for families. He sponsored several baseball teams and provided employment to many. Surviving are his sons, Brandon J. Harvey and Jovon C. Harvey Jr.; daughters, Jaelyn D. Harvey, Jasmine J. Harvey, Jovashanae J. Harvey, and Whit’Ne M. Harvey; mother, Essie Bass; father, Ollie (Pearline) Harvey Jr.; brothers, Charles (Sonya) Corey and Ollie Harvey II; sisters, Denise Harvey, Aleatha Harvey and Carmen Harvey; granddaughter, Kyndal D. Harvey; special niece, Keondra Harvey; special daughters, Kiara Kizer and Jazlan Lynch; special nephews, Khristopher Harvey and Kacey Harvey; special friend, Shalonda Tabron; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, JocQuale J. Harvey; brother, Richard Harvey; sisters, Lisa Carter, Deondra Griggs and Kasondra Harvey; and grandfathers, Lorenzo Corey and Ollie C. Harvey Sr. Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 2 at Greater Mount Ararat, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.

The Rev. Earvin Myatt, 85, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Born Sept. 12, 1928, in Marion, Ala., he was a son of the late Willie Myatt and Sylester Holman Myatt. On July 12, 1945, he moved to Fort Wayne from Birmingham, Ala. He was a freight car inspector with Conrail Railroad for 36 years, retiring in 1981. At an early age, Earvin confessed Christ and was baptized. In 1966, he was called into the ministry and was ordained in 1977 under the leadership of the late Rev. P.H. Love of the Friendship Baptist Church. He served as Assistant Minister for 40+ years, Men’s Sunday School Teacher and BTU Director. He met and married Dorothy Jean Hill in 1968. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters, Darlene (Michael) Sheppard of Fort Wayne, Karen (John) Matitu of Farmington, Mich. and Rosie (Robert) Mitchell of Mason, Ohio; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearlene Billingsley of Fort Wayne and Luella Bellamy of Marion, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ann (Crawford) Freeman, Jeraldean (Bob) Shearer, Thelma Preston, and Debra Preston, all of Fort Wayne; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Diane) Preston of Fort Wayne, Steve (Linda) Preston of West Blocton, Ala. and Clyde (Charlester) Preston of Centreville, Ala.; son-in-law, Terry Fuqua of Fort Wayne; and a special niece, Beatrice “Peaches” Turner of Fort Wayne. It was exactly six months to the date, that his wife of 44 years, Dorothy passed away. He was also preceded in death by his three daughters, Christine Myatt, Betty Mae Vaughn and Beverly Fuqua; and a host of brothers and sisters. Services were Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Friendship Baptist Church, 451 E. Douglas Ave., with burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home. Send
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Vivian V. Stuart, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Columbus, Ga. Born Oct. 21, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., she was a daughter of Atlean Perry Williams and Evently Williams. She was a graduate of Sumner High School in St. Louis, Mo. and attended St. Louis University. She was a 1978 graduate of University of Saint Francis with a B.S. in Education. She graduated from Indiana University at Fort Wayne with a Masters of Science in Education in 1985. She was inducted into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter and later inducted in Links, Inc. Fort Wayne Chapter, in 1979. She was a retired school teacher, retiring from Fort Wayne Community Schools Holland Elementary School. Survivors include three loving daughters, Karen Stuart, MD (Harold, MD) of Columbus, Ga., Stephanie Stuart of Chicago and Gretchen Stuart of Ackworth, Ga.; one son, Warren Stuart of Fort Wayne; one sister, Geraldine Atkins of Lake Charles, Mo.; two grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services were Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Ellis Funeral Home, 1021 E. Lewis St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Orchestra of Columbus. View complete obituary and send condolences to


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