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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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‘Super dad,’ student leader daughter share perspectives on creating better community

‘Super dad,’ student leader daughter share perspectives on creating better community

| January 19, 2016

Presenting the views of concerned parents and children of the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program. This Interview features Super Dad Rodney Clark and Student Leader Daughter Dymani. By Eric D. Hackley First, I would like for you to meet Brother Rodney Clark. I met Mr. Clark after I interviewed his third grade student […]

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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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City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor

City’s oldest black Baptist church installs new pastor

| January 18, 2016

Dr. Timothy L. Lake tapped to lead Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—The congregation of Union Baptist Church, 2200 Smith St., is scheduled to install new Senior Pastor the Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Lake during a special service at 4 p.m., Jan. 24 in the sanctuary of the church. Prior to the celebration, there will be […]

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Women In NAACP to sponsor Black History Month Brunch

Women In NAACP to sponsor Black History Month Brunch

| January 18, 2016

By Delois McKinnley-Eldridge, WIN Chairperson Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Women in NAACP (WIN) auxiliary of the Fort Wayne Branch of the NAACP is inviting the community—especially civil rights advocates and supporters—to attend the WIN Black History Month Brunch at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave., at 11 a.m., Feb. 27. Doors open at […]

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Obituaries: January 13-19 Edition

Obituaries: January 13-19 Edition

| January 13, 2016

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Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

| January 12, 2016

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, 1955-1965 Undoubtedly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed America’s moral, constitutional and social heading in the span of 10 years. From 1955 to 1965, his tireless efforts are still not fully understood nor are they properly framed for us to […]

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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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Scholarships offered for descendents of Central High grads

Scholarships offered for descendents of Central High grads

| January 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Central High School (FWCHS) Alumni Association is offering scholarships to descendants of the school’s graduates. The Alumni Association is offering: •  $500 educational scholarships for students of first or 2nd year of college within the U.S. •  One $1,000 scholarship to a current college junior/education major within the U.S. Home Schooled […]

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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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