William Lamar “Marre” Bryant, 38, departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. William was born on Dec. 6, 1974, in Fort Wayne. As a resident of Fort Wayne, he attended South Side High School. William leaves to cherish his memory his four children, JeMarri Bryant, JaMaya Bryant, Myree Bryant, and MarTuan Lee, all of Fort Wayne; mother, Simone (Johnnie) Bryant-Collins of Fort Wayne; father, William V. Martin III of Fort Wayne; sisters, LaRhonda and Charmaine Bryant, both of Fort Wayne; grandparents, Ella Bryant – Balam and Will Balam, both of Fort Wayne; and his loving and devoted fiance’, Ugenia Church of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William V. Martin Jr. (Billy Hooks), Maureen Martin, and Henry Bryant. Services were Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Abundant Life Church, 3301 E. Coliseum Blvd.. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc.
Larry “Guitar Larry” (Bubba) Burt, 73, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 surrounded by loved ones. Services were Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Nelson Memorial Gardens, 1338 Eliza St. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc.
Joseph “JoJo” Conwell, Joseph “JoJo” Conwell was born August 18, 1991 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the age of 22, he departed this earthly life on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital. JoJo attended South Side High School and was a fun loving young man who enjoyed basketball and music. Surviving are: his parents, Joseph and Rochelle Conwell; siblings, Brittany, Shardai, Diasha and Diquann Conwell; grandparents, Georgia Mae and Thomas Conwell and Brenda Porter all of Fort Wayne and a host of other relatives and friends. Interment was in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
Maxine M. Hatch, 52, of Fort Wayne, passed on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. She was born on Dec. 7, 1960, in Fort Wayne. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 23, at True Love Baptist Church, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
Jennie B. Howell, of Fort Wayne, passed on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. She was born in Fayetteville, N.C. Surviving are her son, C. JaMal Howell; daughters, Tiffany L. (Vernon) Alexander and Tisha N. Howell, both of Fort Wayne; mother, Mable C. Robinson. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 25 at The Body of Christ, 1902 Hanna St., with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
Deborah F. Taylor, 52, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. She was born on March 8, 1961, in Mobile, Ala. Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 27 at True Love Baptist Church, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
This article originally appeared in the Oct. 2 print edition.