Obituaries

Obituaries: Feb. 8-14, 2017 edition

Obituaries: Feb. 8-14, 2017 edition

| February 8, 2017

LeVard D. Walker, 39, of Fort Wayne, departed this life on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Calvin G. Jones, 66, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital. He retired from Dana Corp. after 30 years of service. Surviving are his daughters, Marretta Geans, Alberta (Billy) Young and Courtney Jones; siblings, Marine (Arthur Jr.) Ware, […]

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Associated Churches stalwart, the Rev. Vernon Graham crosses over

Associated Churches stalwart, the Rev. Vernon Graham crosses over

| February 1, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its most visionary faith leaders recently when the Rev. Vernon R. Graham entered the church triumphant to be with his Lord Jesus on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, while at his home surrounded by his family at his bedside. Born in Neenah, Wisconsin, the Rev. Graham retired after 22 years […]

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Obituaries: February 1-7, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: February 1-7, 2017 Edition

| February 1, 2017

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Obituaries: January 25-31, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: January 25-31, 2017 Edition

| January 25, 2017

Prince Craig, 71, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. Born Sept. 12, 1945, in Marion, Ala.., he was the youngest son of the late Jack and Peggy (Hawkins) Craig. Prince was employed with GE for over 33 years; from which he retired. He enjoyed hunting fishing […]

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Obituaries: January 18-24 Edition

Obituaries: January 18-24 Edition

| January 18, 2017

Dorothy A. Johnson, 76, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at the Hospice Home. Born in Jeffersonville, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Retha and Columbus Stephens Jr. She united with Turner Chapel AME Church under the leadership of the Rev. H.D. Saunders. She retired from Lutheran Hospital after 30 years of service. […]

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Obituaries: January 11-17 Edition

Obituaries: January 11-17 Edition

| January 12, 2017

Larry James Reese, 61 a native of Fort Wayne, Indi., went to the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at Hospice Home. Born on Oct. 1, 1955, ,he was a son of the late Albert Reese, Sr. and Minnie Lee Reese-Stevenson. He accepted Christ at an early age at Jerusalem Baptist Church, and later moved […]

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Former Fort Wayne Black Expo Chair Mel Smith passes on at 75

Former Fort Wayne Black Expo Chair Mel Smith passes on at 75

| January 6, 2017

SUWANEE, Georgia—A former Fort Wayne public figure passed on recently, leaving behind a legacy of service in his home city. Melvin “Mel” O’Neil Smith, 75, departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Suwanee, Georgia. Born April 13, 1941, the son of Herman and Ezel A. Smith, Melvin Smith was a long time resident […]

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Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

| January 4, 2017

Alice Mae Minniefield, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at New Haven Genesis Healthcare at 4:05 am. She was born August 16, 1935 in Fort Wayne to the late Eugene and Claudia (Buggs) Blevins. She retired in 2000, after 38 years, from the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center as a recreational […]

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Obituaries: December 28, 2016-January 3, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: December 28, 2016-January 3, 2017 Edition

| December 28, 2016

Ronald Lee Bradley, 58 died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

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Obituaries: December 21-27, 2-16 Edition

Obituaries: December 21-27, 2-16 Edition

| December 21, 2016

William Easterly IV, 73, departed this life at home with family at his side on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

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