Obituaries

Former educator, City Councilwoman Janet Brabury transitions at 77

Former educator, City Councilwoman Janet Brabury transitions at 77

| September 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its pioneering political figures with the passing of a popular former city councilwoman. Janet Grote Bradbury, 77, of Fort Wayne, died on Saturday, Aug. 27, after a short battle with brain cancer. Born in Fort Wayne, Bradbury was the daughter of Raymond and Hilda Margaret Grote. She graduated with […]

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Obituaries: August 31-September 6, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: August 31-September 6, 2016 Edition

| August 31, 2016

Alonzo Eugen Haney, 47, of Riverdale, Ga., died Saturday, July. 2, 2016. Loretta Wright Haney, 65, of Riverdale, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Tangerlynn Minniefield, 58, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.

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Pastor Bennie York crosses over at 88

Pastor Bennie York crosses over at 88

| August 30, 2016

Hardworking servant pastor founded ministry for homeless FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its most revered spiritual leadeers recently. Pastor Bennie York, 88, entered the presence of the Lord while surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Premier Health & Rehabilitation Center. Throughout his career in the ministry, the Rev. York, who […]

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Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

| August 24, 2016

Dominique Williams, 23, of Fort Wayne and Ft. Myers, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. He was born Aug. 4, 1993, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Kathleen Graham Smith and Rosston Smith; father, Willie Williams; siblings, Donovan and Alexandria Smith; grandparents, Lena Collett and George Miller, Willie Jones Williams and Gloristeen Shaw; and […]

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Obituaries: August 17-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: August 17-26, 2016 Edition

| August 17, 2016

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Obituaries: August 10-6, 2016

Obituaries: August 10-6, 2016

| August 10, 2016

Terrance Alexander, 34, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, July 18, 2016. Arrangements by Siler Funeral Service, 8632 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. Ola B. Gibson, 73, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Ola was a daughter of the late Ed and Zelina Gibson. She was a […]

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Obituaries: July 27-August 13, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: July 27-August 13, 2016 Edition

| July 27, 2016

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Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

| July 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one its pionering political figures recently. Family reported that the Lord called called well-known political activist Gertrude M. Smith home on Friday, July 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. On Oct. 21, 1929, Sarah Jane Mitchell was born to Martha Page Campbell and Willie Mitchell in Marion, Alabama. Her name later […]

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Obituaries: July 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: July 20-26, 2016 Edition

| July 20, 2016

Len Broadnax, services were July 9, 2016, at Spiritual Israel Church and It’s Army, 610 East Douglas St. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. David A. Williams passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

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Obituaries: July 13-19, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: July 13-19, 2016 Edition

| July 13, 2016

Muhammed Farid Abdullah, passed on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Born Oct. 1, 1976, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Qasim and Malikah Abdullah. He was married to Michelle Daniels and they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in October of 2015. He graduated from North Side High School, Fort Wayne, in 1995, and Ball […]

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