Tag: obituary

Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

| June 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Every time someone leaves this world, there is a loss felt in some quarter. But, the recent passing of one local community icon has left nearly everyone stunned across the Summit City. On June 7, word started circulating that Eric D. Hackley had passed away. All throughout the community, people were in disbelief. For […]

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Clergy, Civil Rights legend the Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams crosses over at 102

Clergy, Civil Rights legend the Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams crosses over at 102

| February 27, 2017

Biographical and obituary information courtesy of Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—A local giant of the clergy and Civil Rights Movement made his transition last week. The Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams, pastor emeritus of Union Baptist Church, passed on into the glorious Kingdom of God in the early morning hours of Feb. 21 at the blessed […]

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‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

| February 22, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city’s arts community was shocked with the recent and unexpected passing of one of the Summit City’s brightest young musical stars. Jamont T. Simmons, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Born on April 8, 1987, Simmons accepted Christ at Faith Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his grandfather, […]

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Pioneeering community entrepreneur Mondie Peggins crosses over

Pioneeering community entrepreneur Mondie Peggins crosses over

| December 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The community lost one of its iconic entrepreneurs earlier this this month. Mondie Peggins Jr., 86, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7 at home. A native of Brownstation, Alabama, Peggins worked at the VA Medical Center for many years. But, he perhaps was best known throughout the community as owner and operator […]

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Former sheriff’s deputy, city supervisor Eddie Singleton crosses over at 87

Former sheriff’s deputy, city supervisor Eddie Singleton crosses over at 87

| September 9, 2016

HAZLEHURST, Miss.—Eddie Lee Singleton, 87, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Hazlehurst, Miss. Singleton a member of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its choir. A long-time employee of the City of Fort Wayne, who worked in various supervisory […]

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La Margarita loses faithful family member Daniel Ochoa at 58

La Margarita loses faithful family member Daniel Ochoa at 58

| August 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s culinary institutions lost one of its core members recently. Daniel O. Ochoa, known to most in the community as “Dannny,” passed away Monday, July 25, at the age pf 58. Born in Fort Wayne, where he was a lifelong resident, Ochoa was the son of the late Pantaleon Jr. and […]

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Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

Political pioneer, community servant Gertrude M. Smith transistions at 86

| July 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one its pionering political figures recently. Family reported that the Lord called called well-known political activist Gertrude M. Smith home on Friday, July 1, 2016 surrounded by her family. On Oct. 21, 1929, Sarah Jane Mitchell was born to Martha Page Campbell and Willie Mitchell in Marion, Alabama. Her name later […]

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Renowned poet, writer, genealogist Gladys Ophelia Mitchell Wilson crosses over

Renowned poet, writer, genealogist Gladys Ophelia Mitchell Wilson crosses over

| July 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City is lost one of its most colorful voices with the passing of Gladys Ophelia Mitchell Wilson, July 13, at age 85. Wilson was born May 25, 1931 to Scott and Alberta (Fletcher) Mitchell in West Bend, Kentucky. Raised in the A.M.E. tradition, her earliest years were shaped by joining the Pine […]

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Church elder, former Stars of Glory member Roosevelt Carlisle crosses over at 65

Church elder, former Stars of Glory member Roosevelt Carlisle crosses over at 65

| July 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Devoted man of God and renowned gospel singer Elder Roosevelt Carlisle departed this life peacefully at 5:45 p.m., on Monday, June 20 at home surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. He was 65. Born on December 7, 1950 in Newbern, Alabama, Carlisle dedicated his life to Jesus at an early age […]

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Renowned sports agent, businessman, local icon Eugene Parker

Renowned sports agent, businessman, local icon Eugene Parker

| April 13, 2016

Eugene Parker, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Born Feb. 24, 1956, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Fletcher Stephens and Jessie Parker. In his early years, he attended Concordia High School where he was a star basketball player and a two-time Allen County Player of the Year. He set a sectional-record […]

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