Tag: obituaries

Obituaries: October 25-November 7, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: October 25-November 7, 2017 Edition

| October 25, 2017

ROBBIE T. HOLLIDAY, 89, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Born in Como, Mississippi, Robbie was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha Townsend. Robbie was a nursing assistant with Courtland Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, […]

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Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

| October 20, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city lost an iconic community champion recently with the passing of Juanita Tolbert on Oct. 14. Tolbert, the the matriarch of the famed Tolbert musical, was a renowned education leader in the Summit City and tireless advocate for youth in the community, engaged in a wide variety of community projects, including Friends of […]

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Ms. Emma Summerville crosses over at 85

Ms. Emma Summerville crosses over at 85

| October 20, 2017

Grandmother of late James Hardy, mother of Frost Illustrated writer Jeanie Summerville, matriarch of Norfleet standouts passes away FORT WAYNE—Emma L. (Wristpus) Summerville was born Nov. 19, 1931 in Caledonia, Mississippi.  She was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Jennie (Williams) Wristpus. She departed this earthly life on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at […]

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Obituaries: October 11-24, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: October 11-24, 2017 Edition

| October 11, 2017

MINISTER ERNEST BASS was born February 16, 1936 in West Memphis, Arkansas, the son of Bertha Collins and R.B. Buckner. On Friday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 81, he exchanged this life for a pair of wings and was welcomed into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for eternal […]

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Obituaries: September 27-October 10, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: September 27-October 10, 2017 Edition

| September 27, 2017

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Obituaries: September 13-19, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: September 13-19, 2017 Edition

| September 13, 2017

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Minister Servant LeRoy Page crosses over at 64

Minister Servant LeRoy Page crosses over at 64

| September 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City recently experienced a very shocking loss with the passage of one of its most dedicated and ambitious spiritual and civic leaders. Minister Servant LeRoy Page was 64 years of age when he passed away on Tuesday,  August 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Over the years, Minister Servant Page […]

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Obituaries: August 30-September 5, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: August 30-September 5, 2017 Edition

| August 30, 2017

ELVIE ALLEN, 83, of Madisonville, Ky., formerly of Fort Wayne, passed Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Elvie attended South Side High School and retired from Magna vox after 28 years of employment. Surviving are her children, Sherrie (Curtis) Mitchell and Kevin Johnson; daughter-in-law, Dannisha Johnson; and sisters, Frances Woodson and Mary Alice Jones; Service is 2 […]

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Obituaries: August 16-22, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: August 16-22, 2017 Edition

| August 16, 2017

EDMONIA (DANCE) FRYE BROOKS, 108, died Thursday, August 3, 2017. Born in 1909 in Richmond, Va. Survivors, daughter, Edna Metoyer and granddaughter, Gail Morris, both of Fort Wayne; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren,; and two great-great-great grandchildren. Funeral service was Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at Ceruti’s Banquet & Event Center, 6601 Innovation Blvd, Fort […]

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Obituaries: July 5-11, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: July 5-11, 2017 Edition

| July 5, 2017

RHONDA KAY (PICKETT) PRICE was born on February 15, 1957 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, she made her transition and departed this life at the age of 60. At a young age she confessed her faith in Christ and was baptized at Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a […]

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