Obituaries

Obituaries: December 17-23 Edition

Obituaries: December 17-23 Edition

| December 17, 2014

Rosie M. Spidell, 72, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Service was Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc., 1338 Eliza St. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Mother Helen Sullivan, 71 passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home. She […]

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Obituaries: December 10-16 Edition

Obituaries: December 10-16 Edition

| December 10, 2014

Eddie L. “Gasman” Jackson, 74, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. He was born on Jan. 18, 1940, in Tuskegee, Ala. He retired from Dana Corporation with more than 30 years of service. Surviving are: daughters, Renisea (Paul) Hoffman, Toya Warfield and Towanna (LeRoy) Ganaway; sons, Anthony (Vickie) and […]

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Brenda Whitt, wife of Frost staffer Larry Whitt, crosses over at 60

Brenda Whitt, wife of Frost staffer Larry Whitt, crosses over at 60

| December 10, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Brenda Ann Whitt, 60, passed away on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Frost Illustrated sports writer and artist Larry Whitt. Brenda was born on Nov. 28, 1953, in Fort Wayne. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Larry; and sons, Jarvis, Eugene […]

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Obituaries: December 3-9 Edition

Obituaries: December 3-9 Edition

| December 3, 2014

Jayden Javon Davis, two month old infant son of BreeAnna Hout and Javon Davis of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Surviving are: his mother, BreeAnna Hout; father, Javon Davis; brother, DaJour Jackson Jr.; sister, Bryleigh Davis; grandparents, Marsha and Bruce Riley; Joyce and […]

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Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 26, 2014

Henry Leon Byrd was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Bertha Byrd. A long and beautiful life came to an end on  Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a U.S. veteran. He was  previously employed by International Harvester and retired from Holsum Bakery. Henry […]

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Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

| November 20, 2014

Arthur Byrd Sr., 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy L. Byrd; children, Thelma Tabron, Arthur (Carol) Byrd Jr., Mattie (Eugene Jr.) Blackwell, British (Douglas Jr.) Jones, Darrell (Debra) Byrd, Bernadine Russell, Bernadette Lamaster, and Stacy Lemont (Rhonda) Byrd; brother, Tommie “Sonny” […]

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Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

| November 12, 2014

Irene M. (Coates) Cheeley, 69, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born April 9, 1945 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Laverne Coates, Laval Coates, Vance Lamb, and Jason Lamb; sister, Lillian Underwood. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lamb. Service was Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at East Chestnut […]

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Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014

James Alton Gunder age 38 passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at home. As a native of  Fort Wayne, he graduated from Salvation Army ARC  and received his GED with honors in April 2002. He was previously employed in roofing, carpentry and auto repair. James enjoyed watching NASCAR and Jimmy Johnson.  He had an affinity for […]

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Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

Urban League activist Jacqueline Patterson crosses over at 86

| November 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne native who served the Urban League movement at the local, regional and national levels passed away recently in Fort Wayne. Jacqueline J. Patterson, who got her start in the movement at the Fort Wayne Urban League and, years later, retired as the executive director of the Milwaukee Urban League died Oct. […]

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Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

| October 30, 2014

Benjamin B. Hunter, 44, formerly of Alabama, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Born Sept. 12, 1970, he was the son of Mary K. Hunter and Ben (Roxie) Hunter. He moved to Fort Wayne at a young age of three. Ben was the co-founder of Trinity Home […]

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