Obituaries - Baltimore

    Hattie Harrison, House of Delegates Matriarch, Dies at 84

    Hattie Harrison, matriarch of the Maryland House of Delegates, died Jan. 28. She was 84. Known as the “fairy godmother” of the legislative chamber, Harrison will be missed for her diplomacy, mentorship and dedication...

    Rev. Vernon Dobson, 89

    The Rev. Vernon Dobson, a leader in Baltimore City’s civil rights movement and prominent figure in its religious community, died in the early morning hours of Jan. 26. He was 89. A graduate of...

    John Franklin Koger, Jr.

    On the first day of January, 2013, John Franklin Koger, Jr. bid farewell to his family and friends, and quietly transitioned to his eternal rest. John was the older of two children born to...

    James R. Tabron, 89

    James Robert Tabron, son of the late James and Matilda Tabron, was born on June 19, 1923, in Halifax County, N.C. He was one of ten children. After spending a short time in Good...

    Troy Rodgers Sr., 74

    Troy Rodgers Sr., a generous, kind-hearted, quiet, caring man, was the son of the late Mildred Blackwell Rodgers and Adoiphus A. Rodgers. He was born on Feb. 11, 1938 in Baltimore, Md. He departed...

    Kenneth Steele, 75

    Kenneth Steel was born on Feb. 27, 1937 in Iredell County, N. C. He was the youngest of Mary and Fred Steele’s four children. He enjoyed being the baby of the family as he...

    Osborne A. Payne, 87

    Osborne Allen Payne, a Baltimore businessman who left a distinguished career in education to become a leading restaurateur, entrepreneur and philanthropist, died Nov. 27, at Gilchrist Center Howard County in Columbia, Md. of complications...

    Bernard M. Thompson Sr., 64

    Updated 12/19/2012 - Bernard Marshall Thompson Sr. was born on Oct. 6, 1948 in Baltimore, Md. to the late James and Janet Thompson. On Dec. 11, 2012 he peacefully transitioned with his wife Rosa...

    Arrie M. Long, 86

    Arrie Mae Long was called home to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early morning hours of Aug. 9. Born on March 3, 1926 to the late Porter and Mary Elizabeth (Barnes)...

    Stephanie L.D. Hunt, 49

    On Nov. 2, 2012, Stephanie Lorraine Dunn Hunt departed this earth. Born Stephanie Lorraine Brown to Charles Alfred and Ethel Marie Brown on May 21, 1963, Stephanie began her vibrant life that touched so many. She attended...

    Rev. Dr. James E. Murchison, 97

    James Edward Murchison was born October 15, 1925 and departed this life November 6 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was born the eldest son of Carsey James and Mary Kate (McKeithen) Murchison in Jonesboro, N.C. He...

    Palestine R.W. Anderson, 93

    Palestine Rebecca Wesley Anderson was born Nov. 21, 1918 in Baltimore, Md. to Calvin Wesley and Jennie Mae Mitchell Wesley. She was the second of four children. Affectionately called “Paly” since childhood, she was formally educated...

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