Obituaries

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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Obituaries: March 12-19 Edition

| March 12, 2014

  Estella Pearl Boggess passed peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center at the age of 98. She was one of six children born to Joseph R. Collins Sr. and Mattie Lou (Phinzey) Collins She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and was a graduate of Central High School. Surviving […]

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Fort Wayne native, gospel music legend Hanq Neal transitions at 57

| March 9, 2014

  HOUSTON—Mr. Henry “Hanq” Willis Neal Henry “Hanq” Willis Neal, the ultimate worship leader, soulful gospel musical artist and Grammy nominee, unexpectedly was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Hanq was born Sept. 4, 1956 to Ed and Kathyleen Neal in Fort Wayne, Ind. A statement released by his pastor, Rev. […]

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Obituaries: March 5-March 11 Edition

| March 5, 2014

Halloween Byrd departed this earthly life on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving and devoted family at the age of 77. She was the second oldest child born to Arthur and Elizabeth Balfour on Aug. 27, 1936, in Chulahoma, just outside of Holly Springs, Miss. She accepted Christ at an early age and was […]

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Obituaries: Feb. 26 Edition

Obituaries: Feb. 26 Edition

| February 20, 2014

Sheila Gail Bright, 56, departed this life Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Born Aug. 1, 1957 in Evansville, she graduated from Northrop H.S. in 1976. Surviving are her son, Michael (Nicole) Bright of Fort Wayne; daughter, Unique Bright of Indianapolis; ten grandchildren; sisters, Deborah Taylor, and Della Logan; brothers, Kent Bright, and Jeffrey Bright; many nieces […]

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Obituaries: Feb. 19 edition

Obituaries: Feb. 19 edition

| February 19, 2014

• Patricia Elizabeth Henderson Leanear Day
• Richard Godfrey Gatewood
• Geraldine Gunn
• Willie R. Manning

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Obituaries: Feb. 12 edition

Obituaries: Feb. 12 edition

| February 13, 2014

• Arthur James Chambers, Jr.
• Ella Lapsley
• John “Johnny Boy” Scott
• Jarica Tyson

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Obituaries: Feb. 5 edition

Obituaries: Feb. 5 edition

| February 7, 2014

Josie Irene Clayton, 99, was welcomed into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital. Mother Clayton was born March 7, 1914, a daughter of the late Joseph and Bernetta (Thompson) Carter in Mobile, Ala. She accepted the Lord in her life at an early […]

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Obituaries: Jan. 29 edition

Obituaries: Jan. 29 edition

| January 30, 2014

Twana Lee Easley, 50, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. She was born on June 30, 1963, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brothers, David (Elissa) Easley Jr. and James Easley; sisters, Teri Easley, Tami (Kyle) Lawrence; and Jackie Cheri; grandmother, Savannah Hicks; and a host of other relatives and friends. […]

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