Obituaries - Washington D.C.

    Willis J. Martin

    Willis Jefferson Martin was born in Decherd, Tenn. and raised in Gary, WV. He graduated Cum laude from Bluefield State College in W. Va. and held a teacher’s certificate award by the West Virginia...

    Barnette R. Holston Sr.

    Barnette Rhetta Holston Sr., also known as Barney, the son of the late Rosa Carter Holston and Ned Rhetta transcended this life on Feb. 17, 2013. He was born in Trafford, Ala. His parents...

    Thomas A. Hart Sr., 94

    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, D.C. on Jan. 5. Mr. Hart...

    Williard Woodson ‘Woody’ Brittain Jr., 65

     Born on Nov. 26, 1947 in Washington, D.C., Woody Brittain was the son of Mary D. and Willard W. Brittain Sr. Woody spent his Arlington childhood excelling in school, playing sports, attending Mount Olive...

    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...

    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...

    Marion LeRoy Fleming, Jr.

    Marion LeRoy Fleming, Jr, an early innovator in the Washington DC Go-Go Funk sound, entered into eternal rest on 12 March 2013. Mr. Fleming was a Gold Record recipient during his tenure with Chuck...

    Lt. Wylie W. Seldon, Jr., 93

        On Dec. 17, 2012, Lt. Wylie W. Selden Jr., World War II Tuskegee Airman, passed away peacefully and comfortably at his Springhouse Assistant Living home in Silver Spring, Md. Wylie, “Cool Papa,” served...

    Rosa B.F. Prince, 84

         Rosa Belle Franklin Prince was born in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 23, 1929. The fourth child of Deacon Claude Franklin and Deaconess Cynthia Lowe Franklin (both deceased), Rosa’s siblings were Paul Franklin, who...

    Cleveland Johnson Sr., 77

     Cleveland Johnson Sr., departed this life on Dec. 19, 2012 at the Washington Hospital Center. He was born in Fayetteville, N.C. to the late Willie and Nannie Johnson. He attended public school in Fayetteville,...

    Angus P. Wood Jr, 86

          Angus P. Wood Jr., husband of Pauline Hendricks Wood, was born in Richmond, Va., June 30, 1926, the second child of Angus Percy Wood Sr., of Richmond, Va. and Mozelle Anderson Wood...

    Gloria E. Cobbs, 82

     Gloria Elizabeth Cobbs, the youngest of three children, was born on August 30, 1931, to the late James and Bertha Cobbs, in Roanoke Va. She accepted Christ early in life and was a member...

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