Obituaries: March 26-April 1

| March 26, 2014
Benny Franks

Benny Franks

Benny C. Franks, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed on Friday, March 14, 2014. Service was Friday, March 21, 2014, at Old Landmark COGIC, 6303 S. Anthony Blvd., with calling one hour before service. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.

Sharon Hughes

Sharon Hughes

Sharon A. Hughes, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Surviving is her mother, Jeanette Tinsley; sister, Charlotte L. Crawford brothers, Thomas (Cory) Tinsley and Linol (Dianna) Tinsley; sons, Demetrius (Denise) Hughes, Damien (Katrina) Hughes, and Dedric Hughes; three grandchildren. Services were private. Arrangements were  by Midwest Funeral Home & Cremation Society.

Jerry Outlaw

Jerry Outlaw

Jerry Lynn Outlaw, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born on Sept. 25, 1958, in Clarksville, Tenn. He is survived by his wife, Paula Biberstine – Outlaw of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jazzmyn Outlaw of Fort Wayne; sons, Jordan and Jessie James Outlaw, both of Fort Wayne; mother, Rosa Gillespie of Fort Wayne; stepfather, Dorie Gillespie of Fort Wayne; brothers, J. Marc Outlaw, Anthony Outlaw, Ricky Outlaw, and Dedrick Gillespie, all of Fort Wayne; and sister, Kathy Outlaw-Young of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his father, William Henry Outlaw; grandmother, Rosie B. Batson; and brothers, Charles Jerome Outlaw and Dorie Delano Gillespie. Funeral service was Friday, March 14, 2014, at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46804). To leave condolences, please visit www.greenlawnmpfh.com.

James "Peanut" Rich

James “Peanut” Rich

Jamal T. “Peanut” Rich, 19, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was born on Aug. 8, 1994, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Jametra (Bobby Prince) Jackson; grandparents, Roxanne Rich and James Flowers; brothers, JaQuan Rich, Calvin Keys III, Darrell and Jarrell Jackson; sister, Sidney Miller; special aunt, Beverly Tate; special uncle, James Rich; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was Tuesday, March 18 at Carmichael Funeral Service, with visitation two hours prior. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.

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