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Remembering Sidney Barthwell, Jr.

Submitted by the Family Sidney Barthwell, Jr., 72, died of natural causes on May 15, 2020 at his winter home in Southwest Florida. A retired magistrate of 36th District Court in Detroit, he was a multi-talented Renaissance man: a poet,...

Obituary: A Queen is Born, A Legacy Lives

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Evelyn Orena Quander Rattley was born on Oct. 8, 1924. She transitioned from this life on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.  Encircled by her two children, daughter-in-law and caregiver, in those last moments she received the devotion that she bestowed...

Mamion Roberta Miles Obituary

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Mamion Roberta Miles departed this life suddenly on Friday, February 28, 2020. She grew up in Turner’s Station, Maryland. She was the eldest of five children and her parents were the late Willie McDonald Williams also known as “Teapot”...

Obituary: Josephine Beatrice Demby Brown

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On January 31, 2020, Josephine Beatrice Demby Brown, Survived by son; Walter A. Brown, daughter; Shelley Jordon, 2 grandchildren; Jessica and Nicholas Jordon and a host of family and friends. Family will receive friends on Saturday at Metropolitan United Methodist...

Bruce Hodge III Obituary

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Bruce Hodge III, born Nov. 1, 1950, Baltimore, Md., departed this life on Jan 1, 2020 after a prolonged illness. The son of the late Helena Green Hodge and Bruce Hodge Jr., Bruce leaves behind a daughter, Pamela, sister,...

Lois Evans, wife of Dr. Tony Evans, Dies

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In the midst of myriad prayers, the Evans family has had to say goodbye to its matriarch, Lois Evans, wife of Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas. The family has freely shared its...

Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Retired Publisher of The Miami Times’, Dies at 100

By Erick Johnson, the Chicago Crusader Garth C. Reeves, Sr., The Miami Times’ retired publisher who became the enduring patriarch of a family newspaper dynasty after decades of fighting the political establishment and while guiding the Black community through the city’s racial...

Arthur Evans, Sr., Father of Dr. Tony Evans, Dies at 90

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Arthur S. Evans Sr., 90, father of Dr. Tony Evans, died, Nov. 26, in Baltimore, Md. In addition to Dr. Evans (Lois) he is survived by another son, Maurice Evans; two adult children preceded him in death: Arthur Evans (Annette)...

In Memoriam: Lemuel Arthur Lewie, Jr.

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Lemuel Arthur Lewie, Jr., was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1919 to Dr. Lemuel A. Lewie, Sr. and Mrs. Ophelia McDaniel Lewie. His father graduated from Howard University Dental School in 1907. His father was the first black...

Paine College President Dies

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By AFRO Staff Dr. Julius Scott, the two-time president of Paine College, has died, the Augusta Chronicle reported Thursday. Paine College is a historically Black Methodists liberal arts college that has been an Augusta institution since 1882. “While building a bridge to...

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 heart that I write to...

Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, Founder of From the Heart Ministries Worldwide, Dies

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Described as a no-nonsense spiritual leader whose primary focus was on developing strong male leadership and strengthening the family unit, the Rev. Dr. John A. Cherry, and founder of the megachurch known as the...

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