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Obituaries - Washington D.C.

    Julia Lorraine Avent Murchison

    Julia Lorraine Avent Murchison, the only daughter of the late Jesse and Marion Avent, was born in Washington, D.C. Her brother, Melvin Avent, also preceded her in death. Julia attended D.C. public schools and graduated...

    Howard C. Ury, 74

    Howard C. Ury was born and raised in Washington, D.C. along with his younger sister, Venessa. He was the only son of Howard N. and Ruth Wilkins Ury, who both preceded him in death....

    Robert Merritt Jr., 86

    Robert Merritt Jr. (Bob) was born on Oct. 11, 1926, in Henderson, Ky. He was the son of the late Allena Grizzard. He had one sister who he looked up to and adored, the late...

    History Making Politician Dies

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The District of Columbia has lost a history making and barrier breaking politician, as the first Chair of the Home Rule D.C. Council, Sterling Tucker, 95, has passed away. According...

    Bishop Imagene Stewart, D.C. Social Advocate and Founder of House of Imagene, Dies at...

    Bishop Imagene Bingham Stewart, a revered D.C. social advocate and founder of the House of Imagene Shelter and Women's Center, died on May 30 after a lengthy illness. She was 69. According to WUSA-TV,...

    Gia R. Jones, 36

    Gia Rondora Jones “GiGi” was born on April 2, 1976 to the late Deacon Ronald A. Jones and Amy Ann Anthony Jones at Columbia Hospital for Women in Northwest Washington, D.C. At an early age,...

    Hari Jones, Noted Curator and Historian, Dies at 59

    By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Hari Jones was the assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C., a writer, lecturer, historian, a motivational speaker, a...
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    Robert Leroy Barnes, 88

    Robert Leroy Barnes affectionately known as “Roy” departed this life on October 9, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88. Roy was born November 27, 1924 in Mecklenburg County, Va....

    Alice Johnson, 79

    Alice Perry Johnson was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Newark, N.J. She passed away Feb. 26 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. Alice was orphaned at an early age and along with her...

    DR. JULIUS HENRY TAYLOR, 97

    Professor of Physics at Morgan State University for 37 years, Avid Golfer for life. _______________________________________________________________ Dr. Julius Henry Taylor, affectionately called “Jute”, a long-time resident of Baltimore, Maryland, died peacefully in his sleep on August 27...

    Thomas A. Hart Sr., 93

    Thomas A. Hart Sr., 93, former professor and athletic coach at Howard University and executive at Westinghouse Electric Corporation died at the Residences at Thomas Circle in Washington, DC on January 5. Mr. Hart...

    Howard Mourns Passing of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., surgeon, oncologist, professor and civic leader died on May 25, leaving his family, friends and the Howard University community grieving. “It is with a heavy...

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