Inona Frances Hannah-Page was born in Ozan, Ark., on June 3, 1945. She departed this life at the age of 69 to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2014. She came to Fort Wayne Indiana shortly after graduating from Grant High School in 1963. Inona retired from Zollner Piston/Karl Schmidt Unisia after 34 years and worked part-time at Link’s Wonderland since 1980. She was an avid golfer and bowler. She leaves to cherish her: daughter, Shawn Hughette Hannah and sons, Corey Alan Hannah Sr. and Jason Howard Hannah Sr.; a friend, Howard Page Sr.; sisters, Ethel (Charlie) Whitmore, Lucille (Charles) Moore, Shandra (Leonard) Crofton and Louise Kelsaw; aunts, Vernolia (Clyde) Johnson and Jewell (James) Terrell; nephew, Cedric Hannah; 14 grandchildren, and a host of other nephews, nieces cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Odessa Hannah; a sister, Shirley Stewart; a brother, James Hannah; an aunt, Esther (Vernice) May, and a brother-in-law, Leonard Crofton. Inona was a sweet, loving, stern and brutally honest person full of life. We will miss her dearly. Service was noon Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Community Baptist Church, with receiving of friends at 11 a.m. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
Sandra Maddox McPherson, 64, of Fort Wayne went to the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, losing her battle with cancer. She was employed with the Social Security Administration for 35 years, retiring in October 2013. “Sandra will be greatly missed, although facing trials, Sandra continued to stay in good spirits, she was truly an angel that was sent for only such a short time to spread love and joy to others and now has been called back home”. Surviving are her loving husband, Henry McPherson Jr.; siblings, the Rev. Ronald (Sadie) Brown, Jacqueline (Jimmy) Muldrow, Joyce Smith, Maurice Brown, Cheryl (Keith) Brown, Phillip Brown, Constance Cobb, Jonathan (Connie) Brown; and an additional seven brother-in-laws and four sister-in-laws; daughter, Melinda (Keith) Maddox-Green; grandson, Rachard Maddox; and an additional 10 grandchildren through marriage, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Jonathan Brown; a grandson, Ketron L. Green, brother, Willie Allen; and sister, Phyllis Brown. Service was Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Dupree Memorial, 1231 Hayden St., Fort Wayne with a following graveside ceremony at Coventry Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were by Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society.
Sarah Arrington was born in Marion, Ala., on Sept. 20, 1941, the daughter of the late Gene Sewell and Lucinda Scott Sewell. She was the wife of the late Eddie “Big Ed” Arrington. Sarah was called home to the Lord our savior on Tuesday July 29, 2014. Sarah accepted Christ early in life at Antioch Baptist church when the late Cornelius Walker was pastor. Sarah was a unique and kind soul. Always looking to help those in need and bringing love, joy and laughter to all of those around her. She enjoyed playing bingo and scavenging yard sales for the best deals. Sarah spent 40 years of her life as a housekeeping supervisor at Don Halls Guesthouse. She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughter Angela Arrington of Moundsville, Ala.; sons: Eddie James, Michael, Crawford, Derrick (Shenise) and Gary (Candace) Arrington of Fort Wayne, Zigmond (Nikki) Arrington of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; a sister; Addie Lee Hatcher of Fort Wayne; brothers: George Sewell (Dorothy) of Fort Wayne and Theodore Sewell (Annette) of Covert, Mich. May Sarah’s legacy continue through her seven children, three siblings, 43 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, and a host of her nieces, nephews, loving cousins and friends. Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Gene Sewell and Lucinda Scott Sewell; husband, Eddie Arrington; daughter, Emma Arrington and siblings, Marynell Chapman, Mamie Moore, Gene Sewell, Emma Sewell, Frank Sewell, Jim Sewell, Rosie Sewell, Robert Sewell, Dorothy Sewell and Queen Holley. The heart of this family. “Sale,” We Love You! Funeral service was Aug. 9 at First National Baptist Church with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.