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    In Memoriam: Letitia Mae Short Maddox

    By AFRO Staff Letitia Mae Short Maddox, a stay-at-home mom, died September 4 at the age of 95. The cause of death was undisclosed. Maddox, daughter of the late James Edward Short and Hattie Pauline Bundy...

    Mary W. Conaway, Part of Conaway Political Dynasty, Dies at 75

    By AFRO Staff Rev. Mary W. Conaway, former Register of Wills for Baltimore City and member of the Conaway political dynasty died Aug. 30. She was 75. Mary Conaway (born January 26, 1943), served as Baltimore’s...

    Thomas Roberts, Baltimore Gospel Music Legend, Dies at 72

    By Joi Thomas, Special to the AFRO On July 19, the Baltimore church and gospel community lost an icon with the death of Thomas “Tommy” Randall Roberts, Sr. at the age of 72. Roberts, born October 10,...

    UM Football Player McNair Remembered as `320 pound Teddy Bear’

    By AFRO Staff Jordan Martin McNair, a promising collegiate football  at the University of Maryland, collapsed suddenly during football practice on May 29 and died on June 13. He was 19. McNair, the  son of Tonya...

    Min. John Battle, a Sandtown Fixture Dies at 75

    By AFRO Staff Min. John Battle, a longtime master barber and the father of former AFRO reporter and Baltimore playwright Ursula Battle, died May 27. He was 75 The viewing for Minister Battle will be held...

    Dr. Lawrence Bell Dies

    By AFRO Staff Dr. Lawrence Bell, Jr., who operated a successful dental office at the corner of Auchentoroly Terrace and Gwynns Falls Parkway in West Baltimore for decades and was patriarch of a political family,...

    Cardrienne Perrin Griffin, Well-Loved Baltimore Teacher, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Cardrienne Perrin Griffin was born on September 18, 1933, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University in Elementary Education, in 1954, and later served...

    Sonia L. Hayes, Mother of Del. Antonio Hayes, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Sonia L. Hayes, the mother of West Baltimore Del. Antonio Hayes (D-40), died on April 3 at the age of 53. She was the third child of Mildred L. Frisby and the late...

    Rev. Dr. Theodore C. Jackson Dies at 84

    Rev. Dr. Theodore Clifton Jackson, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church, in the Park Heights community of Northwest Baltimore, died Feb. 17. He was 84. Jackson, the son of Rev. Theodore C....

    Laura Jude Gardner, Pioneering Engineer and Businesswoman Dies at 72

    Laura Jude Gardner, the second Black woman hired as a systems engineer at IBM in Baltimore and one of the founding members of the legendary Gatsby’s nightclub, died Jan. 5 at her Sutton Place...

    Frederick M. Tillman, Local Businessman Dies

    Frederick Michael Tillman, an entrepreneur in the medical field for several years, died on Christmas Day of congestive heart failure. He was 72. Tillman was born February 11, 1945, the oldest son of Frederick Thomas...

    Arthur Sherman Evans, Jr., Award Winning Educator Dies

    Arthur Evans, Jr., a long-time professor at Florida Atlantic University, who also served as the school’s chair of the Department of Sociology, died Dec. 11 after a prolonged battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer...

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