Obituaries

Obituaries: March 22-28, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: March 22-28, 2017 Edition

| March 22, 2017

Dr. Laliene Baker, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Covington Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 7, 1929 in Fort Wayne. Dr. Baker served the Fort Wayne community as a podiatrist until her health began to decline. She was a faithful member of Turner Chapel AME Church where […]

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Former FWPD Assistant Chief David Coleman passes on at 65

Former FWPD Assistant Chief David Coleman passes on at 65

| March 16, 2017

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—A former Fort Wayne community advocate, who made his mark in the world of law enforcement, has made his transition. Former Fort Wayne Police Department Assistant Chief David Allen Coleman Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born April 23, 1951, in Indianapolis, David Coleman was the eldest child […]

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Obituaries: March 15-21, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: March 15-21, 2017 Edition

| March 15, 2017

Beatrice Carlisle, 64, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

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Obituaries: March 8-14, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: March 8-14, 2017 Edition

| March 8, 2017

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City loses Minister David Richard Whitfield at 67

City loses Minister David Richard Whitfield at 67

| March 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city will be missing a familiar and congenial face and passionate defender of the gospel when Minister David Richard Whitfield recently crossed over to receive his heavenly reward on Feb. 24. Minister David Richard Whitfield was born on January 8, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the matrimony of David and Lillie Mae […]

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Obituaries: March 1-7, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: March 1-7, 2017 Edition

| March 1, 2017

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Clergy, Civil Rights legend the Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams crosses over at 102

Clergy, Civil Rights legend the Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams crosses over at 102

| February 27, 2017

Biographical and obituary information courtesy of Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—A local giant of the clergy and Civil Rights Movement made his transition last week. The Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams, pastor emeritus of Union Baptist Church, passed on into the glorious Kingdom of God in the early morning hours of Feb. 21 at the blessed […]

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‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

| February 22, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city’s arts community was shocked with the recent and unexpected passing of one of the Summit City’s brightest young musical stars. Jamont T. Simmons, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Born on April 8, 1987, Simmons accepted Christ at Faith Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his grandfather, […]

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Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

| February 22, 2017

Willie Mae “Willa” Hooks, transitioned from this earth on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Fort Wayne after a short illness. She was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Akron, Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Richard Hooks of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shannon Hooks of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, […]

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Obituaries: Feb. 15-21, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: Feb. 15-21, 2017 Edition

| February 15, 2017

Mildred E. Phillips, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra K. (Isaiah) Phillips Lapsley, West Bloomfield, Michigan, Gloria F (Ralph) Phillips Miller, Marysville, Tenn.; a son, Alvin E. (Viola) Phillips, Toledo, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin E. […]

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