Obituaries

Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

| January 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Mattie Louise Shade, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born on April 7, 1930, in Holly Springs, Miss.,  She was the first daughter born to Jessie and Roxie Bowen. Mattie Louise was an active member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and, for years, the owner/operator of Shade’s Beauty […]

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Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

| January 20, 2016

Betty Lee Holley, 70, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Floyd Moore Jr., passed away on Wednesday, Jan, 6, 2016.

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Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

| January 19, 2016

Integrated Fort Wayne swimming pools in the late 1940s; first local black bank exec FORT WAYNE—When William F. Hayden passed away last week, a family lost a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. And, the community lost a quiet champion for civil rights and a pioneer in the modern history of Fort Wayne’s […]

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Labor leader, civil rights activist, devoted Christian servant Victure Scruggs crosses over at 85

Labor leader, civil rights activist, devoted Christian servant Victure Scruggs crosses over at 85

| January 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most stalwart voices for the cause of civil rights has gone silent. Labor leader, former city councilman and civil rights activist Victure L. Scruggs made his transition on Dec. 27, 2015 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne at age 85. Born in Holly Springs, Miss., to the late […]

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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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