Obituaries

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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Obituaries: May 21-27 Edition

Obituaries: May 21-27 Edition

| May 21, 2014

Nell R. Anderson. 77, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital. She born Sept. 1, 1936 in Shreveport, La., and moved to Fort Wayne in 1965.  She retired from Fort Wayne State Developmental Center in 1995 after 30 years of service. Surviving are her children, Alfred III (Denise) Anderson of Campton, Ill., Louise Freeman, […]

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Obituaries: May 14-20 Edition

Obituaries: May 14-20 Edition

| May 14, 2014

Joseph “Phine” Banks Jr. was born Feb. 1, 1939,  the eldest of ten children born to Joseph Banks and Cora (Brooks) Banks in Uniontown, Ala.  He departed this life on Monday, May 5, 2014. Joe, as he was called by many, moved to Fort Wayne in 1957.  He was previously employed by Mike’s Car Wash, Reliable Cleaning […]

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Obituaries: May 7-13 Edition

Obituaries: May 7-13 Edition

| May 7, 2014

Gregory Dean Martin Jr. was born on November 4, 1982 in San Antonio, Texas to Linda Teresa (Garrett) Martin and Gregory Dean Martin Sr. He confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Union Baptist Church.  Gregory was active in the children’s choir, youth choir and youth usher board.  His primary education […]

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Obituaries: April 30-May 6 Edition

Obituaries: April 30-May 6 Edition

| April 30, 2014

James Allison Sr., 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Heritage Park’s Senior Care Community. He was better known as Jim. Born in Browns, Ala., he was a son of Jordan and Frances Allison and lived most of his life in Fort Wayne. A veteran of World War II, […]

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Former Bob Green & Friends band member crosses over at 60

Former Bob Green & Friends band member crosses over at 60

| April 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A former band member of one of Fort Wayne’s legendary jazz saxophonists, the late Bob Green, recently passed away. Edward “Ed” C. Wilkinson, who served a number of years as percussionist for Green’s popular Bob Green & Friends group, passed away April 16 at the age of 60. Born Jan. 20, 1954, in Fort […]

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