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 […]
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 […]
Ronald Lee Bradley, 58 died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.
FORT WAYNE—The community lost one of its iconic entrepreneurs earlier this this month. Mondie Peggins Jr., 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7 at home. A native of Brownstation, Alabama, Peggins worked at the VA Medical Center for many years. But, he perhaps was best known throughout the community as owner and operator […]
FORT WAYNE—The sounds of silence sadly have replaced the voice of one of the community’s beloved musicians. Thomas O. Brigham, 63, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. A native of Indianapolis, Brigham retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad but continued to serve the community as an employee of Audiences Unlimited for […]
FORT WAYNE—The Summit City is mourning the loss of one of its youth bright lights with the passing of a local high school basketball star, Peytin India Chamble. Peytin India Chamble, was born on January 29, 1999 in Des Moines, Iowa to Rodney and Tyjuana Chamble. She was a senior at Snider High School in […]
David A. Carnes was honored with a memorial service Thursday, Nov. 17 at Carmichael Funeral Service Inc. Mary M. Gaston, she answered the Lord’s call on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Born Sept. 21, 1931, in Clarks dale, Miss., she was the only child of the late Lewis and Sarah Williams. She was a homemaker for many […]
FORT WAYNE—The nation lost a revered educator and community figure when Fort Wayne native son Dr. Ernest Kent Starks made his transition on Nov. 4. He was 57. Affectionately known as “Ernie,” was a loving son, devoted father, brother, realize and friend. Born Jan. 1, 1959, Starks made his mark on the history books early […]