Obituaries

Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

| October 17, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of Seven-Up “Uncola” commercials. But, the multitalented Holder was much […]

Read More

Obituaries: October 15-21 Edition

Obituaries: October 15-21 Edition

| October 15, 2014

Michael Gregory Brooks Sr.,  a native of  Fort Wayne, Indiana was born on February 9, 1954.  He departed this life  on  Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at 60 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 31 years Deena (Brown) Brooks, three daughters Shanell (Mark) Lambert, Kimberly Brooks, Kelli (Brandon) Crawford; a son, Michael […]

Read More

Journal Gazette editor, CANI pr coordinator passes away at 61

Journal Gazette editor, CANI pr coordinator passes away at 61

| October 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Pamela Heinecke Pellegrene, a longtime Journal Gazette copy editor, 61, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. Pellegrene worked for about 18 years at The Journal Gazette as a copy editor, copy desk chief, Sunday editor, assistant metro editor and assistant features editor. She then served as public relations […]

Read More

Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Freda Mae Blanks, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St., with fellowship time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Dream Catcher’s Program at Heritage […]

Read More

Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

| October 1, 2014

Christopher S. Dixie Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Fort Wayne. He was born April 13, 1944 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Christopher and Mary Dixie Sr. After the passing of his parents at an early age he came to Marion to be […]

Read More

Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014

Tyisha M. Eldridge, 35, departed from this life on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was born on Aug. 8, 1979. She was a coordinator at the Y.M.C.A. She leaves to cherish her memory son, Theron A. Smith III; daughter, Akyia K. Smith; parents, Thurman W. Eldridge Sr. and Yolanda James; fiance, Theron A. Smith Jr.; […]

Read More

Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

Obituaries: September 10-16 Edition

| September 10, 2014

Brian J. Bates, 23, of Fort Wayne, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Born Jan. 19, 1991 in North Tarrytown, N.Y. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Dorian G. Smith-Phillips; father, Jeffrey (Alicia) Bates Sr.; brothers, Jeffrey Bates Jr., Adam Bates, Gregory Dewayne Thompson, Demarkus Thompson, Sedric Washington Jr; sisters, Doeneseya Shophia Bates, […]

Read More

Local entrepreneur, activist ‘Jay’ Walker transitions at age 40

Local entrepreneur, activist ‘Jay’ Walker transitions at age 40

| September 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Jermaine Lamar Walker, was born on March 5, 1974 to Mary A. Walker and John T. Adams in Fort Wayne, was called home July 30, 2014. At the age of 40. Jermaine accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, (under leadership of the late Pastor James Hall Sr.) joining the family of Grace […]

Read More

Obituaries: Sept. 3-9 Edition

Obituaries: Sept. 3-9 Edition

| September 3, 2014

Nathaniel Adams was born Dec. 26, 1947 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Jacob Adams and Willie Mae (McClain) Allen. At the age of 66 he passed from this life, on Sunday, Aug.24, 2014 at home with family at his side. He was an avid fisherman and pool player.  He also loved to play dominos and the card […]

Read More

Obituaries: August 20-27 Edition

Obituaries: August 20-27 Edition

| August 27, 2014

Inona Frances Hannah-Page was born in Ozan, Ark., on June 3, 1945. She departed this life at the age of 69 to be with the Lord on Aug. 7, 2014.  She came to Fort Wayne Indiana shortly after graduating from Grant High School in 1963. Inona retired from Zollner Piston/Karl Schmidt Unisia after 34 years and […]

Read More