Obituaries

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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Obituaries: April 23-29 Edition

Obituaries: April 23-29 Edition

| April 23, 2014

James W. “Bear Grease” Hollins, 87, departed this life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Parkview Hospital in Kendallville. “Bear,” as he was known to some was born December 18, 1926 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the son of the late Robert Avage-Hollins and Annie B. (Miller) Hollins. He retired from Norfolk & Southern Railroad after […]

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Obituaries: April 16-22 Edition

Obituaries: April 16-22 Edition

| April 16, 2014

Nathaniel H. “Nate” Banks Jr., 69, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was the son of the late Nathaniel H. Banks Sr. and Louise Jane (Cato) Payton. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Linda K. Banks; children, Nathaniel Banks III, Nicole Ford, MaiLin Johnson, and Chandra Reichert; nine grandchildren; and […]

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Obituaries: April 9-15 Edition

Obituaries: April 9-15 Edition

| April 9, 2014

Donald Bert “DJ” Joyner, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home. Surviving are siblings, James (Lori) Joyner, John Joyner, Deborah Joyner, Michael (Cindy) Joyner, and Eric Joyner; and brother-in-law, David Moss. Donald will also be remembered by his nieces and nephews, Kimberly Hairston Lippe, Karla Joyner, Jason Joyner, Kristen […]

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Obituaries: April 2-8 edition

Obituaries: April 2-8 edition

| April 2, 2014

Kathleen Anita Brown, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was born on Jan. 9, 1956. Funeral service is noon Thursday, March 27 at Shiloh Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service Inc. Reatha Y. Craig, 59, of Portland, Ore., passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at […]

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Obituaries: March 26-April 1

| March 26, 2014

Benny C. Franks, 55, of Fort Wayne, passed on Friday, March 14, 2014. Service was Friday, March 21, 2014, at Old Landmark COGIC, 6303 S. Anthony Blvd., with calling one hour before service. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Arrangements were by Ellis Funeral Home. Sharon A. Hughes, 61, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, […]

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Obituaries: March 19-26 Edition

| March 19, 2014

Lawrence Underwood was born on May 28, 1960 to the proud parents of Emma (Dixie) and David Underwood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at an early age and joined Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church. In 1979 he graduated from R. Nelson Snider High School. He served three years in the United […]

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