Obituaries: June 21-27, 2017 Edition

| June 21, 2017
DAVION DUPRI BROWN, 24, of Fort Wayne, passed Monday, June 5, 2017.

DAVION DUPRI BROWN, 24, of Fort Wayne, passed Monday, June 5, 2017.

THE REVEREND EDGAR J. DAVIS, 77, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

THE REVEREND EDGAR J. DAVIS, 77, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

DEWAYNE PERRY, 38, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017.

JUSTIN A. GRIFFIN, 19, departed this life on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

JUSTIN A. GRIFFIN, 19, departed this life on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

GWENDOLYN DAVIS

GWENDOLYN DAVIS

GWENDOLYN DAVIS, 63, beloved mother, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Sylvania, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Charlie Sapp and Eula Mae Jones. Gwendolyn worked as an Assistant Manager with Family Dollar for several years. Surviving are her daughter, Angela (James) Posey of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren, Shiniqua, Samuel Davis and Ajia Van Buren; four sisters; five nephews, and four nieces. Celebration of Life service was Friday June 16, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, Ind. Arrangements were by D.O. McComb & Sons.

 

 

JAMES W. HARDY III

JAMES W. HARDY III

JAMES W. HARDY III, 31, of Fort Wayne, passed on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Funeral service was Saturday, June 17, 2017, at New Covenant Worship Center, 3420 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ERIC D. HACKLEY

ERIC D. HACKLEY

ERIC D. HACKLEY, 62, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Born Feb. 17, 1955, Eric had many accomplish ments. He was an entrepreneur; writer; author; genealogist; Hackley family historian; Fort Wayne and Native America historian; talk show host/producer; community activist; producer of voter forums; and creator of Hackonomics TV on cable Channel 57 as well as You Tube. His various geographical areas of research included, Niles, Mich., Kalamazoo, Mich., South Bend, Ind., Virginia, and Ohio as well as Fort Wayne and the state of Indiana. He even contacted Hackley relatives in South Africa and England. Eric is known far and wide and his presence will be greatly missed. He is survived by his daughter, Erica Bryant; granddaughter, Keziah Bowens; sister, Linda Edmonds Stanley; uncle and aunt, Charles and Anne French; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles M. Hackley and Hilda J. Hackley; maternal grandparents, Preston and Jessie Lyons; paternal grandparents, Donald and Thelma Hackley; brother, Cletus R. Edmonds Sr; and sister, Sandra Hackley. Memorial service was Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Ellis Funeral Home with burial is in Lindenwood Cemetary. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home.

NOELE RENEE TRICE, 25, departed this life on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

NOELE RENEE TRICE, 25, departed this life on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

LORENZO DURHAM, 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

LORENZO DURHAM, 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

CHARLES ARTHUR HAYDEN

CHARLES ARTHUR HAYDEN

CHARLES ARTHUR HAYDEN, 76, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Monday, June 12, 2017. He retired from Foamex and the Y.M.C.A. Surviving to cherish his memories are his children, Larry (Carman) Hayden, Joetta Allen, and Kimberly (Raymond) Mack, all of Fort Wayne, and Natasha (James) Freeman of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Sabreen “Marilyn” Hayden of Chicago, Ill.; along with a host of relatives and friends. Service was Monday, June 19, 2017, at Wings of Deliverance Church.  Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc.

LINNIE "TINA" JACKSON, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

LINNIE “TINA” JACKSON, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

JEROME DUANE GRANT, husband of Ron Longe, died unexpectedly at home in New York City on Monday, June 12, 2017.

JEROME DUANE GRANT, husband of Ron Longe, died unexpectedly at home in New York City on Monday, June 12, 2017.

NANCY D. RUSSELL, 58, of Fort Wayne, passed on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

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