Obituaries

Obituaries: January 13-19 Edition

Obituaries: January 13-19 Edition

| January 13, 2016

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The Rev. Leeandrew Perry crosses over at 65

The Rev. Leeandrew Perry crosses over at 65

| January 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its familiar spiritual leaders with the passing of the Rev. Leeandrew “Popcorn” Perry. The Rev. Leeandrew Perry was born on Sept. 28, 1950 to the late Rev. Dr. Calvin A. Perry and the late Oretha (Hurd) Perry.  He answered the Master’s call peacefully and received his heavenly reward into […]

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Obituaries: January 6-12, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: January 6-12, 2016 Edition

| January 6, 2016

George Ervin Dunn, 76, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Raised in Kinston, N.C., George worked as a Second Vice President and Facilities Director with Lincoln National Life, retiring in 1996. He was also a driver for Turnstone, CTN and City Wide. He was a Lt. Colonel in […]

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Veteran AME Pastor Dr. Archie Criglar crosses over Jordan at 71

Veteran AME Pastor Dr. Archie Criglar crosses over Jordan at 71

| January 5, 2016

Celebrating the Life of the Rev. Dr. Criglar—A brilliant mind, man for all seasons By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Editor’s note: Frost Illustrated’s editorial department also contributed to this story. FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its renowned spiritual leaders and the African American Episcopal Church lost one of its stalwart proponents recently. The Rev. Dr. […]

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Remembering Arbelia L. Burney Epps: An humble servant to God and mankind

Remembering Arbelia L. Burney Epps: An humble servant to God and mankind

| January 5, 2016

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Many times we read an obituary and think we know an individual; however, an obituary is never the essence of a person. There is so much that happens between that dash while one journeys life’s path, and it is because of this that I would like to share just some of […]

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Obituaries: Dec. 30, 2015-Jan. 5, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: Dec. 30, 2015-Jan. 5, 2016 Edition

| December 30, 2015

Philip Andrew Grundy, 74, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, at University Park Nursing Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Philip worked as a superintendent with General Motors for 34 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Sandpoint Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. He enjoyed playing and watching basketball, sports, and […]

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Obituaries: December 23-20 Edition

Obituaries: December 23-20 Edition

| December 23, 2015

Kenneth A. Fields, age 57 passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was the son of the late Louis T. and Adelaide Fields. Kenny as he was called by many, attended South Side High School and was currently employed as the Site Manager of Jubliee House Ministries. Left to cherish […]

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Giant among clergy: Pastor Mike Nickleson crosses over at 63

Giant among clergy: Pastor Mike Nickleson crosses over at 63

| December 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its giants of the religious and civil right community last week when the Rev. Mike Nickleson passed on to glory on Dec. 16. Just days before, the Rev. Nickleson, described by many in the community as “always ready to serve,” preached at his church, Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. […]

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Obituaries: December 16-22 Edition

Obituaries: December 16-22 Edition

| December 16, 2015

Thurman Richard “Ricky” Rogers was born Nov. 7, 1958 in Richmond, Ind., and departed this life on Dec. 1, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Ricky was born to Bertha Bennett and Ezra Rogers in Richmond, Ind. He moved to Fort Wayne in 1967. He attended Smart Elementary, Weiser Park Middle, graduated from Wayne […]

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Obituaries: December 9-15 Edition

Obituaries: December 9-15 Edition

| December 9, 2015

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