Obituaries

Obituaries: August 13-19 Edition

Obituaries: August 13-19 Edition

| August 13, 2014

Daisy Ruth Alexander-Ivory, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Born Sept. 10, 1945, in Selma, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Leila Alexander. She gave her life to Jesus Christ at an early age at Sandridge Baptist Church in Selma. In the summer of 1973, she moved to Fort Wayne. She […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

| August 6, 2014

Truman Foster, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Born Nov. 9, 1948, in Newbern, Ala., he was a son of the late Henry and Louise McQueen Foster. He attended school in Newbern. Truman moved to Mobile, Ala. where he made his home for many years and made many friends. He decided […]

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Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

| July 30, 2014

George Collins III, 54, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Born in New Orleans,  he was a son of the late George and Dorothy (Mikell) Collins. Surviving are: his wife, Rhonda Collins of Fort Wayne; daughters, Janel (Wilbert Monroe) Adams, L’Nee’ (Ken) Collins-Jones and La’Toyya (JaMarcus) Johnson; son, George (Brandee Middlebrook) Collins IV; eight […]

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Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—One of the region’s most dedicated and outspoken warriors for peace and justice crossed over recently. David “Dave” Lambert, 79, died peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Dave loved his wife, his two children, Bill and Mary, the outdoors, good jazz, and a good joke. A graduate of […]

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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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