Obituaries

Obituaries: July 15-22 Edition

Obituaries: July 15-22 Edition

| July 16, 2014

Dwight T. Griffin Jr., 38, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at home. He worked for BF Goodrich as a forklift specialist. He leaves to cherish many memories his son, Alphonse Jaden Griffin; parents, Dwight T. and Julia Griffin Sr.; sisters, Beatrice Jasper, Yvonne Stokes, Shirley (Terry) Wright, and Sharon Tucker; […]

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Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

Obituaries: July 9-15 Edition

| July 9, 2014

Johnnie Mae Goldsby was born on March 27, 1923 in Browns, Ala., to the late William H. Dixie and Willa Lee (Glover) Dixie. She went home to be with the Lord at the age of 91 on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing and Rehab Center. She retired from GE after many years of service. […]

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Obituaries: July 2-8 Edition

Obituaries: July 2-8 Edition

| July 2, 2014

Tyrone Alexander, 66, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Arrangements were by Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Jessie M. Beasley Sr., 78, of Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 21, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate his life is 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at True Love […]

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Obituaries: June 25-July 1 Edition

Obituaries: June 25-July 1 Edition

| June 25, 2014

Olivia Fowlkes, 83, departed this life Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Summit City Nursing & Rehabilitation. Born July 9, 1930, in Gadsden, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie Sr. and Madie Smoots. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Derrick (Sonya) Fowlkes of Gadsden, Ala., Moses Jr. (Kate), Kenneth and Ronnie […]

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Long time south side business man ‘Sarge’ Edwards crosses over

Long time south side business man ‘Sarge’ Edwards crosses over

| June 21, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A page of city business history turned recently with the passing of of a long time entrepreneur who made his mark on the south side of Fort Wayne. For years, the name “Sarge” Edwards graced the south Calhoun Street business district not only with the sign that hung outside the local State Farm Insurance […]

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Fort Wayne loses jazz radio legend Leah Turkow

| June 20, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost a legendary broadcast figure and one of the area’s biggest supporters of jazz on the radio. Widely acclaimed radio show host Leah S. Tourkow crossed over June 16 at her residence. She was 91. Born in Fort Wayne, Turkow was the daughter of Jacob Schwartz and Esther Kretzman Schwartz. A […]

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Obituaries: June 11-17, 2014 Edition

Obituaries: June 11-17, 2014 Edition

| June 11, 2014

Walter Hendrix Sr., passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was born on Sept. 7, 1929, in Bolivar, Tenn. He leaves to cherish his memory sons, Walter Hendrix Jr. and Joe Hawkins, both of Fort Wayne; daughters, Velvet Newborn and Valerie (James Sr.) Kendrick, both of Fort Wayne; sister, Savannah Powell of Fort Wayne; […]

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Obituaries: June 4-10 Edition

Obituaries: June 4-10 Edition

| June 4, 2014

Franklin Chandler, 80, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Hospice Home. He was a native of Marion, Ala.,  and attended Lincoln High School while in Marion.  He was a United States Army veteran serving in the Korean War and retired from General Electric Company. Franklin was a member of Faith United Methodist Church where […]

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Obituaries: May 28-June 3 Edotopm

Obituaries: May 28-June 3 Edotopm

| May 28, 2014

Demarco LeAndre Adams, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014. He was born Oct. 23, 1986. Funeral service was Tuesday, May 20 at Renaissance Baptist Church, with burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. Mae Francies (Spikner) McGrady, 93, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, after an extended illness. Born June 12, 1920, […]

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Courageous young woman Ta’Bria Neosha Collier crosses over

Courageous young woman Ta’Bria Neosha Collier crosses over

| May 22, 2014

Editor’s note: In the May 15, 2013 edition of Frost Illustrated, we published a piece by staff writer Jeanie Summerville on a courageous young woman named Ta’Bria Neosha Coliier.  We also published a follow up article on this extraordinary young woman in our July 31, 2013 edition.  We recently received word that Ta’Bria has gone on […]

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