Obituaries

Obituaries: June 3-9  Edition

Obituaries: June 3-9  Edition

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

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Obituaries: May 27-June 2 Edition

Obituaries: May 27-June 2 Edition

| May 27, 2015

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Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The community lost one of its stalwart civil rights champions earlier this month with the passing of a former Urban League executive. Cheryl Lavon Richard-Townsend, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born, Jan. 12, 1950, in Fort Wayne, Richard-Townsend was a retired consultant for Achieve Global International based out of […]

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Bill Pickett Rodeo founder dies at 76

Bill Pickett Rodeo founder dies at 76

| May 26, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender Best known for the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, founder and producer Lu Vason who grew up in Berkeley, California. He moved to Denver in 1977.  Vason, who lived in Aurora and had just turned 76, died early Sunday of a heart condition, said Les Franklin, a close […]

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Obituaries: May 20-26 Edition

Obituaries: May 20-26 Edition

| May 20, 2015

 

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The Rev. Roosevelt Dixie crosses over at 87

The Rev. Roosevelt Dixie crosses over at 87

| May 18, 2015

My Life Has Already Been Poured Out As An Offering Roosevelt Dixie Sr., the fourth child of seven children of the late William H. and Willa L. Dixie, was born in Ensley, Ala., (on his Mother’s birthday) on March 23,  1928. As a child, he was baptized at an early age and was a member […]

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Day care, Second Chance shelter founder, entrepreneur, community advocate Lydia Early crosses over at 80

Day care, Second Chance shelter founder, entrepreneur, community advocate Lydia Early crosses over at 80

| May 7, 2015

God’s got a blessing, waiting for you, if you do all the things, that He told you to, be honest, faithful, kind-hearted and true, God’s got a blessing, waiting for you.—-God’s Got A Blessing, by Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s FORT WAYNE—Surrounded by her loving family, Lydia Mae Early went home to claim her […]

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Obituaries: May 5-11 Edition

Obituaries: May 5-11 Edition

| May 5, 2015

Elnora Williams, 66, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

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Obituaries: April 29-May 5 Edition

Obituaries: April 29-May 5 Edition

| April 29, 2015

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Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83

Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83

| April 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost one of its most beloved community icons recently with the passing of the owner of one of the city’s most high profile businesses. Juanita W. Ellis, 83, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 17, 2015. A native of Commerce, Ga., she moved to Fort Wayne in 1950 with her husband, Cecil […]

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