Tag: obituaries

Obituaries: January 18-24 Edition

Obituaries: January 18-24 Edition

| January 18, 2017

Dorothy A. Johnson, 76, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at the Hospice Home. Born in Jeffersonville, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Retha and Columbus Stephens Jr. She united with Turner Chapel AME Church under the leadership of the Rev. H.D. Saunders. She retired from Lutheran Hospital after 30 years of service. […]

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Obituaries: January 11-17 Edition

Obituaries: January 11-17 Edition

| January 12, 2017

Larry James Reese, 61 a native of Fort Wayne, Indi., went to the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at Hospice Home. Born on Oct. 1, 1955, ,he was a son of the late Albert Reese, Sr. and Minnie Lee Reese-Stevenson. He accepted Christ at an early age at Jerusalem Baptist Church, and later moved […]

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Former Fort Wayne Black Expo Chair Mel Smith passes on at 75

Former Fort Wayne Black Expo Chair Mel Smith passes on at 75

| January 6, 2017

SUWANEE, Georgia—A former Fort Wayne public figure passed on recently, leaving behind a legacy of service in his home city. Melvin “Mel” O’Neil Smith, 75, departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Suwanee, Georgia. Born April 13, 1941, the son of Herman and Ezel A. Smith, Melvin Smith was a long time resident […]

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Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

| January 4, 2017

Alice Mae Minniefield, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at New Haven Genesis Healthcare at 4:05 am. She was born August 16, 1935 in Fort Wayne to the late Eugene and Claudia (Buggs) Blevins. She retired in 2000, after 38 years, from the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center as a recreational […]

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Obituaries: December 28, 2016-January 3, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: December 28, 2016-January 3, 2017 Edition

| December 28, 2016

Ronald Lee Bradley, 58 died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

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Obituaries: November 23-29, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: November 23-29, 2016 Edition

| November 23, 2016

David A. Carnes was honored with a memorial service Thursday, Nov. 17 at Carmichael Funeral Service Inc. Mary M. Gaston, she answered the Lord’s call on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Born Sept. 21, 1931, in Clarks dale, Miss., she was the only child of the late Lewis and Sarah Williams. She was a homemaker for many […]

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Obituaries: November 9-15, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: November 9-15, 2016 Edition

| November 9, 2016

Oddie Emma Essex Ridley, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Oddie was born March 30, 1925 in Perry County, Marion, Alabama, to Isaac Essex Sr. and Mabel Lillian Harper Essex. There, she was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church and attended Lincoln Normal School. Oddie moved […]

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Obituaries: November 3-December 7, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: November 3-December 7, 2016 Edition

| November 3, 2016

Estella (Agnes) McFadden-Martin, 73, of South Bend, Indiana, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Howard F. Martin Sr.; daughters, Valerie J. (Fred) Sconiers, Terri Comer and April C. (Jarrod) Martin-Downing; sons, Brian K. (LaCrecia) McFadden and Howard Martin Jr.; stepsons, Richard (Amber) Dates […]

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Obituaries: November 2-8, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: November 2-8, 2016 Edition

| November 2, 2016

Kaleah Noel Fincher, six, was granted her angel wings on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. She was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 22, 2009. Kaleah had an infectious smile that could light up a room. She was a first grader at Aboite Elementary. She loved to dance, sing, and loved spending time at the lake […]

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Obituaries: October 26-November 1, 2016

Obituaries: October 26-November 1, 2016

| October 26, 2016

Vnetter Davison-Kennedy, 87, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1331 Gay St., with viewing one hour prior. Care entrusted to Nelson Memorial Gardens Inc. Estella D. White, 67, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at […]

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