Obituaries

Obituaries: June 22-28, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: June 22-28, 2016 Edition

| June 22, 2016

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Obituaries: June 15-21, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: June 15-21, 2016 Edition

| June 15, 2016

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Legendary Brooks BBQ founder Epsie Brooks crosses over at 94

Legendary Brooks BBQ founder Epsie Brooks crosses over at 94

| June 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The cofounder of one of the Summit City’s most venerable eateries, Epsie Dandridge Brooks, passed away May 17 at the age of 94. She and her husband Willie opened Brooks BBQ serving the community for many years. Epsie Dandridge Brooks, was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on Aug. 17, 1921 to the late George […]

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Obituaries: June 8-14, 20016 Edition

Obituaries: June 8-14, 20016 Edition

| June 8, 2016

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City loses pioneering business man, community champion, spiritual Clarence Stuart

City loses pioneering business man, community champion, spiritual Clarence Stuart

| June 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its most humble, yet dynamic and inspirational leaders on May 17 with the passing of Clarence Stuart at the age of 78. Known to many as the driving force behind the landmark firm Sentry Supply Inc. and Sentry Manufacturing, Stuart was also know for his generosity in supporting the […]

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Family, community mourn loss, celebrate life of Steven McElvene

Family, community mourn loss, celebrate life of Steven McElvene

| May 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Midwestern university lost a student, teammate and basketball star; New Haven lost a sports hero and mentor; people in Fort Wayne lost a son, grandson and friend. On May 12, the community received the shocking that former New Haven High School standout, University of Dayton hardcourt star and Fort Wayne native son Steven […]

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Obituaries: May 25-May 31, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 25-May 31, 2016 Edition

| May 25, 2016

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Obituaries: May 18-24, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 18-24, 2016 Edition

| May 18, 2016

Ronald L. Fields Sr.,  died on Monday, May 2, 2016.   Sally M. Rivers, 82, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Childersburg, Ala. She enjoyed dressing up, known for her “hats,” listening to Gospel music and worked at the Anchor Bar, home of the “original” Buffalo […]

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Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

| May 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A long-time, respected person in the city’s business community recently passed on to glory. Rosemary Woods Atkins, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, at home. A native of Louisiana, Atkins moved to Fort Wayne in 1937 and was a graduate of Central High School. After high school, she went on to her her […]

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Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

| May 11, 2016

Jonathan Andualem Michael “Smiles” Mortensen, eight, was taken Monday, May 2, 2016, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are […]

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