Obituaries

Obituaries: Aug. 21 edition

| August 21, 2013

Shawn E. Cobb, 36, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Lake City, Fla. Born in Auburn, Shawn worked as a changeover technician with Mullinix Packaging Inc. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and enjoyed brewing, tastings and teaching about beer and it’s history, flavor and food pairings. He also loved […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 14 edition

| August 15, 2013

Bert Amos, 83, of Marion, died on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 12:55 a.m., in Marion General Hospital. Born in Conchatta, Miss., he was a son of the late George and Birdie Amos. He married Sammie M. Turner on March 5, 1950; she survives. He retired from Atlas. Bert was a member of Bibleway C.O.G.I.C. for […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 7 edition

| August 7, 2013

Irvin Jordell Gates, departed this life on Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was born on May 26, 1990, in Fort Wayne. Funeral service is noon Saturday, Aug. 3 at True Love Baptist Church, with burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service.   Roosevelt Stalling Sr., passed away on Friday, July 26, […]

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Restauranteur ‘Junior’ Ochoa crosses over at 83

Restauranteur ‘Junior’ Ochoa crosses over at 83

| August 1, 2013

Owner, operator of famed La Margarita was well-known Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—Local entrepreneur and well-known restaurant owner Pantaleon M. Ochoa, 83, passed away July 21 at his home. Born in Encinal, Texas, Ochoa was owner and operator of his family business La Margarita Restaurant for 43 years. Through the years, his restaurant has […]

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Obituaries: July 31 edition

| July 31, 2013

Melvin “Mel” Leon Drew, 53, of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in the comfort of his daughter’s home in Chicago. He attended Snider High School, was an Honorable Veteran of the Air Force, a martial arts master and instructor, and a mentor to his family and community. He is lovingly […]

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Obituaries: July 24 edition

| July 23, 2013

• Sandy “Boody” Bennet Jr.
• Jowanna “Pinky” Brown
• Jaidah Rochelle Davis
• Jaiden Cor’Nell Lee Larry
• Terrie Elaine Swift
• Sherri McPherson

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Obituary: July 17 edition

| July 19, 2013

Tina Louise Matthews was born Jan. 17, 1959 in Murphysboro, Ill., to Glenda Rankin (Passmore) and Eugene Locke, and departed this life June 22, 2013. Tina completed her formative years of school in Murphysboro. Upon leaving Illinois, Tina made Fort Wayne, Ind., her new home. She enjoyed reading as well as playing computer games. Tina had a passion for cooking, painting and gardening. She was also a dedicated and loyal hard worker with a strong work ethic. She loved to restore houses and was a perfectionist.

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Obituaries: July 10 edition

| July 16, 2013

Wardell M. Hodges Jr., 69, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at his residence in Fort Wayne. Born in Sheffield, Ala., Wardell retired as a supervisor with G.T.E. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Hattie (Thompson) Hodges of Sheffield, Ala.; two sisters, Dr. Brenda Hodges-Tiller of Albany, Ga. and Mrs. Claire Joyce (Thomas) Paige of Killen, […]

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Obituaries: July 3 edition

| July 6, 2013

Alvin C. Davis, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed on Thursday, June 13, 2013. Surviving are his daughter, Shmiria LeShore; brothers, Sanders (Verlinda) Davis, Bryant Davis, Deon (Danette) Davis, and Alan (Demita) Wyatt; sisters, Shirlene (James) Stephens, Kathy Davis, Carmela Davis, Linda Davis, Janice Wyatt, and Maebell Johnson; two grandsons; and a host of other relatives. […]

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Obituaries: June 26 edition

| June 28, 2013

• Marsha Leann Bright
• Alvin C. Davis
• Kevin Randolp
• Jabron Q. Totton

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