Tag: obituaries

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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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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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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Obituaries: April 27-May 3, 2016

Obituaries: April 27-May 3, 2016

| April 27, 2016

Brenda Lee Beasley, 54, of Fort Wayne, passed peacefully Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at home. A memorial gathering was held April 21, 2016, at 2224 Oliver St. Arrangements were by D.O. McComb & Sons. Yatmon “Yates” Cole Sr., 85, of Fort Wayne, our be loved father, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at home. Leila […]

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Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

| April 20, 2016

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Sylvia Kathleen Aden, first lady of Southern Heights Baptist, crosses over at 76

Sylvia Kathleen Aden, first lady of Southern Heights Baptist, crosses over at 76

| April 8, 2016

Sylvia Kathleen Aden, 76, departed this life on Friday, April 1, 2016. She was born on July 9, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pa. She was a graduate of Glassboro High School, Glassboro, N.J. and from the Cooper Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. A nurse and later teacher in F.W.C.S. (Fort Wayne Community Schools), […]

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Obituaries: April 6-12 Edition

Obituaries: April 6-12 Edition

| April 6, 2016

Ozie Bell Dates, 94, departed this life on Friday, March 18, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was known to many as “Mama Bell.” She was born on June 11, 1921 in Troy, Ala. Mama Bell retired from Magnavox and was a lifelong member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Mama Bell moved to […]

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