Obituaries

Bettye J. Moore

Bettye J. Moore

| February 8, 2016

Bettye J. Moore, 65, departed this life on Feb. 4, 2016. She was born on Feb. 8, 1950. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Jeffery (Angie) Moore  and Christopher (Melissa) Moore  of Fort Wayne; daughter, Callene (Leotis) Warren and Nawannda Moore of Fort Wayne; step brother, Eddie (Martha Jean) Carlisle; sister-in-law,  Paulene Carlisle, both of Gary, Ind. Service […]

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Obituaries: February 6-12, 2016

Obituaries: February 6-12, 2016

| February 6, 2016

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Obituaries: January 27-February 2, 2016

Obituaries: January 27-February 2, 2016

| January 27, 2016

Patricia Brabson was recently laid to rest.

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Local civic, political leader Walter Paul Helmke crosses over at 88

Local civic, political leader Walter Paul Helmke crosses over at 88

| January 25, 2016

Father of former Mayor Paul Helmke served in numerous public posts FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its well-known political leaders last week. Walter Paul Helmke, 88, of Angola, Ind., formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at his home on Lake James surrounded by three generations of descendants. Born […]

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Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

| January 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Mattie Louise Shade, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born on April 7, 1930, in Holly Springs, Miss.,  She was the first daughter born to Jessie and Roxie Bowen. Mattie Louise was an active member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and, for years, the owner/operator of Shade’s Beauty […]

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Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

| January 20, 2016

Betty Lee Holley, 70, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Floyd Moore Jr., passed away on Wednesday, Jan, 6, 2016.

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Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

| January 19, 2016

Integrated Fort Wayne swimming pools in the late 1940s; first local black bank exec FORT WAYNE—When William F. Hayden passed away last week, a family lost a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. And, the community lost a quiet champion for civil rights and a pioneer in the modern history of Fort Wayne’s […]

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Labor leader, civil rights activist, devoted Christian servant Victure Scruggs crosses over at 85

Labor leader, civil rights activist, devoted Christian servant Victure Scruggs crosses over at 85

| January 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most stalwart voices for the cause of civil rights has gone silent. Labor leader, former city councilman and civil rights activist Victure L. Scruggs made his transition on Dec. 27, 2015 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne at age 85. Born in Holly Springs, Miss., to the late […]

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Obituaries: January 13-19 Edition

Obituaries: January 13-19 Edition

| January 13, 2016

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The Rev. Leeandrew Perry crosses over at 65

The Rev. Leeandrew Perry crosses over at 65

| January 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its familiar spiritual leaders with the passing of the Rev. Leeandrew “Popcorn” Perry. The Rev. Leeandrew Perry was born on Sept. 28, 1950 to the late Rev. Dr. Calvin A. Perry and the late Oretha (Hurd) Perry.  He answered the Master’s call peacefully and received his heavenly reward into […]

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