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Obituaries: June 1-7, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: June 1-7, 2016 Edition

| June 1, 2016

Cherie Somerville, 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016. Cherie was born in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Preston and Evelyn Somerville. She graduated from New Haven High School in 1963. She was a retiree of GTE. She loved most to talk and visit with family and friends. She was a […]

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Family, community mourn loss, celebrate life of Steven McElvene

Family, community mourn loss, celebrate life of Steven McElvene

| May 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Midwestern university lost a student, teammate and basketball star; New Haven lost a sports hero and mentor; people in Fort Wayne lost a son, grandson and friend. On May 12, the community received the shocking that former New Haven High School standout, University of Dayton hardcourt star and Fort Wayne native son Steven […]

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Obituaries: May 25-May 31, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 25-May 31, 2016 Edition

| May 25, 2016

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Obituaries: May 18-24, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 18-24, 2016 Edition

| May 18, 2016

Ronald L. Fields Sr.,  died on Monday, May 2, 2016.   Sally M. Rivers, 82, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Childersburg, Ala. She enjoyed dressing up, known for her “hats,” listening to Gospel music and worked at the Anchor Bar, home of the “original” Buffalo […]

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A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

| May 16, 2016

Editor’s note: The following Op-Ed piece was written just prior to the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to reject a Henry administration plan to annex approximately 23 square miles north of Fort Wayne’s current border. Writer Morrison Agen pointed out in submitting this piece that: 1) He is running for a County Council post and […]

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Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

| May 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A long-time, respected person in the city’s business community recently passed on to glory. Rosemary Woods Atkins, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, at home. A native of Louisiana, Atkins moved to Fort Wayne in 1937 and was a graduate of Central High School. After high school, she went on to her her […]

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Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

| May 11, 2016

Jonathan Andualem Michael “Smiles” Mortensen, eight, was taken Monday, May 2, 2016, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are […]

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Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

| May 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS—The City of Minneapolis is mourning another one its champions—this time along with Fort  Wayne, who lost a native son. Spiritual leader, youth advocate and community champion Elder Bobby  Louis “Main” Williams, 53, died Monday, April 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Born July 26, 1962 in Fort Wayne to Johnnie Williams Jr. and Velma Woods Williams, […]

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Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

| May 4, 2016

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia, Mo., Ellen worked as a supervisor with the State Developmental Center for 35 years. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings, George (Deborah) […]

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NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

| April 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 Religious Affairs Committee is scheduled to presents the Second Annual Women of Wisdom gathering at 12 noon, May 14, at Renaissance Baptist Church, 5515 S. Hanna St. Co-Pastor Glenda Griffin of Changing Life Outreach  Ministries  is the scheduled speaker. The event is designed to honor area “first ladies” who […]

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