Arthur James Chambers, Jr. was born on Dec. 5, 1954 to Arthur and Ollie (Stephens) Chambers, Sr. in Uniontown, Ala. Arthur received his call to eternal rest on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana he accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized under the leadership of the late Rev. Jesse White at the Progressive Baptist Church. He later became a member of the True Love Missionary Baptist Church. Art graduated from South Side High School in 1972, while there he played football and basketball. He continued his education at Tarkio College in Tarkio, M0. He was employed by the Allen County Jail as a corrections officer and also worked for the Auburn Foundry. Arthur leaves behind to cherish his memory a devoted wife, Martha Chambers, three daughters, Jerjuana and Tameka Chambers both of Fort Wayne, and Carla (Chaffee) Cohen of Atlanta, Georgia; two sons, Antione Rowe and Artis Chambers both of Fort Wayne, his mother, Ollie Chambers of Fort Wayne; five sisters, Bernice Chambers, Sarah Williams, Joyce (Jerry) Williams of Fort Wayne, Caroline (Willie) Williams of Hueytown, Ala., and Rebecca Wilson of Uniontown, and a brother-in-law, George Fikes of Uniontown; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild, special cousins and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Art was preceded in death by his father Arthur J. Chambers Sr. in October 2003. Service was Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at True Love Baptist Church, with interment in Covington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
Ella Lapsley, 89, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. She was born on Oct. 4, 1924, in Uniontown, Ala. Surviving are children, J.C. Alfred, Jerry, and Phillip Lapsley, Dorothy (Chester) Brooks, Ollie Fowlkes, Janice Suggs, and Frieda (Greg) Lewis; and a host of grandchildren. Funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 8 at Pilgrim Baptist Church with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.
John “Johnny Boy” Scott, John Scott known by many as “Johnny Boy” was born to the late Lula Bell and Eugene Scott on May 25, 1943 in Marion, Ala. He departed this life at 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Fort Wayne. John confessed in Christ at the age of 13 under the leadership of the Rev. Fred Craig of Providence Baptist Church. He attended school at Marion Public and the Baptist Academy. John worked in construction until 1995 when he became disabled and moved to Fort Wayne. He later joined Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Guy Willis. John leaves to cherish his memories four sisters, Mariah Sheppherd and Ossie Mae Billingsley of Chicago, Illinois, Veselee Jackson of Marion, Alabama, and Laura (Lee) Moore; and a brother-in-law Eddie Curry both of Fort Wayne, and a host of nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his sisters, Delphine Holton, Renona Johnson, Mamie Jackson, Walter Mae Curry, and brothers, Eudavid Scott, Herbert Scott, Junior Scott and Hermon Scott. Service was noon Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Ellis Funeral Home, 1021 E. Lewis St. with burial in Concordia Cemetery Maumee Ave. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.
Jarica Tyson, 21, of Fort Wayne, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. She was born on Oct. 28, 1992, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her mom, Dawanna (Adrian) Grant; dad, Ernest Clark (Danita); special uncle, John Clark; special friend, Steve Collins; siblings, Jontra, Javonta and Andre. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Aaliyah Naveah. Service is noon Saturday at Lighthouse Deliverance Cathedral, 1413 Hanna St., withb urial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials to the family. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.