Obituaries

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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Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

| May 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS—The City of Minneapolis is mourning another one its champions—this time along with Fort  Wayne, who lost a native son. Spiritual leader, youth advocate and community champion Elder Bobby  Louis “Main” Williams, 53, died Monday, April 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Born July 26, 1962 in Fort Wayne to Johnnie Williams Jr. and Velma Woods Williams, […]

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Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

| May 4, 2016

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia, Mo., Ellen worked as a supervisor with the State Developmental Center for 35 years. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings, George (Deborah) […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

| April 20, 2016

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Renowned sports agent, businessman, local icon Eugene Parker

Renowned sports agent, businessman, local icon Eugene Parker

| April 13, 2016

Eugene Parker, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Born Feb. 24, 1956, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Fletcher Stephens and Jessie Parker. In his early years, he attended Concordia High School where he was a star basketball player and a two-time Allen County Player of the Year. He set a sectional-record […]

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