Tag: obituaries

Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

Obituaries: November 26-December 2 Edition

| November 26, 2014

Henry Leon Byrd was born Jan. 6, 1939 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Bertha Byrd. A long and beautiful life came to an end on  Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was a U.S. veteran. He was  previously employed by International Harvester and retired from Holsum Bakery. Henry […]

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Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

Obituaries: November 19-25 Edition

| November 20, 2014

Arthur Byrd Sr., 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy L. Byrd; children, Thelma Tabron, Arthur (Carol) Byrd Jr., Mattie (Eugene Jr.) Blackwell, British (Douglas Jr.) Jones, Darrell (Debra) Byrd, Bernadine Russell, Bernadette Lamaster, and Stacy Lemont (Rhonda) Byrd; brother, Tommie “Sonny” […]

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Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

Obituaries: November 12-18 Edition

| November 12, 2014

Irene M. (Coates) Cheeley, 69, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was born April 9, 1945 in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her children, Laverne Coates, Laval Coates, Vance Lamb, and Jason Lamb; sister, Lillian Underwood. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lamb. Service was Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at East Chestnut […]

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Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

Obituaries: November 5-11 Edition

| November 5, 2014

James Alton Gunder age 38 passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at home. As a native of  Fort Wayne, he graduated from Salvation Army ARC  and received his GED with honors in April 2002. He was previously employed in roofing, carpentry and auto repair. James enjoyed watching NASCAR and Jimmy Johnson.  He had an affinity for […]

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Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

Obituaries: October 29-November 5 Edition

| October 30, 2014

Benjamin B. Hunter, 44, formerly of Alabama, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Born Sept. 12, 1970, he was the son of Mary K. Hunter and Ben (Roxie) Hunter. He moved to Fort Wayne at a young age of three. Ben was the co-founder of Trinity Home […]

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Obituaries: October 22-28 Edition

Obituaries: October 22-28 Edition

| October 22, 2014

The Rev. Roy Lee Ayers, 76, completed his journey on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 21, 1938, in Huntsville, Ala., he was a son of the late James and Narella Ayers. Roy accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was an active member […]

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Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Freda Mae Blanks, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St., with fellowship time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Dream Catcher’s Program at Heritage […]

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Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

Obituaries: Oct. 1-6 Edition

| October 1, 2014

Christopher S. Dixie Jr., 70, passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Glenbrook Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Fort Wayne. He was born April 13, 1944 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Christopher and Mary Dixie Sr. After the passing of his parents at an early age he came to Marion to be […]

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Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

Obituaries: September 24-30 Edition

| September 24, 2014

Tyisha M. Eldridge, 35, departed from this life on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. She was born on Aug. 8, 1979. She was a coordinator at the Y.M.C.A. She leaves to cherish her memory son, Theron A. Smith III; daughter, Akyia K. Smith; parents, Thurman W. Eldridge Sr. and Yolanda James; fiance, Theron A. Smith Jr.; […]

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Obituaries: September 17-23 Edition

Obituaries: September 17-23 Edition

| September 17, 2014

Courtney J. “CB” Barbee, 53 of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Gwen Martin-Barbee; mother, Betty Barbee; children, Brittney (Giovonni) Bailey, Tanesha (Tim) Gray, Jalyce and Richard Martin; brothers, Vincent Tinker, Tracy (Anitta) Barbee and Anthony Brooks; eight grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. […]

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