Celebrity Obituaries

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John W. Monroe

October 30, 1930 - January 14, 2016

John Monroe, 85, beloved husband of Bertsy Monroe, answered the call to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to join Him in eternity on Thursday evening, January 14, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. He was born in Thomasville, GA, the eighth of twelve siblings, on October 30, 1930 to the late Benjamin Monroe and Mary (Revels) Monroe. John attended Douglas High School where he...
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Fannie Mae Gore

February 25, 1941 - January 14, 2016

Fannie Mae Gore, 74, of New Haven, CT; born February 25, 1941 in Mt. Gilead, NC to the late William Chappell and the late Nancy Little, passed away on January 14, 2016 in New Haven, CT. Fannie Mae was an easy going woman with a heart of gold - "The Community Mother". She loved to cook, shop, and dress; but most of all, she loved her family. Fannie Mae was a member of Faith Temple Deliverance...
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Tyrone "Fly Ty" "Swagoo" Batts

October 16, 1990 - January 10, 2016

Tyrone Peyton Batts, 25, of West Haven; born October 16, 1990 in New Haven, CT., to Tyrone Batts and Harriet Batts, passed away on January 10, 2016 in Brooklyn, NY. Tyrone possessed such an intoxicating smile that would light up the room. Tyrone lived by the motto "family first". He was known to many as "Fly Ty or Swagoo" because of his love for fashion. He also enjoyed basketball, traveling and...
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Arthur Francis Rockwell

January 4, 1918 - January 9, 2016

Arthur Francis Rockwell, 98, of Waterbury; born January 4, 1918 in New York City to the late Edward Rockwell and the late Christine Rohrs Rockwell, passed away on January 9, 2016 in Middletown. Arthur was a member of The Navy League of United States and The US Naval Institute for 40 years. He leaves to cherish his memory; sons Howard Rockwell of Harwich,MA and Douglas (Kathleen) Rockwell of...
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Raymond O Jones, "Pop"

January 13, 1935 - January 9, 2016

Raymond O. Jones (affectionately known as Pop), of Hamden, CT, peacefully entered into eternal rest on January 9, 2016. He was born January 13, 1935 in Petersburg, VA to the late Joseph and Gertrude Edmonds Jones. Raymond received his education in the Petersburg School system. After marrying his former spouse, the late Ruby Ellis Jones, they moved to New Haven, CT in 1955 to start a new life...
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Gladys E. Thorne

November 18, 1939 - January 9, 2016

Gladys E. Thorne, 76 of New Haven, born November 18, 1939 to the late Belton & Lossie (Sellers) Evans in Chesterfield, SC, passed away on January 9, 2016. Gladys loved to cook and bake for her family. She leaves to cherish her memory; husband Wilbert Thorne of New Haven; sons Tearance (Regina) Evans of NC and Glenn Little of Bridgeport; two daughters Sharon Mumford of New Haven and Gladys Thorne...
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Dorothy G. Moore

August 5, 1933 - January 9, 2016

Dorothy G. Moore, 82, of New Haven; born August 5, 1933 in Greensboro, NC to the late Frank Graves and the late Oclivery Harris Graves, passed away on January 9, 2016 in Hamden. Dorothy earned her BA degree in Sociology and her Master's from Howard University. She enjoyed reading and movies and was a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta. She leaves to cherish her memory; daughter Jane (Howard) Moore...
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Sarah Turner

March 4, 1915 - January 8, 2016

Sarah Turner, 100, of New Haven, CT; born March 4, 1915 in Dumas, Arkansas to the late John Turner and the late Callie Ann High, passed away on January 8, 2016 in New Haven, CT. Sarah worked at Majestic Laundry for many years until her retirement. She leaves to cherish her memory nephews David High and Marvin Eason, Jr. of Hamden, Chester High of New Haven, Lee Vern High of RI and a host of...
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Bettie M. Cox

August 28, 1925 - January 8, 2016

Bettie M. Cox, 90, of New Haven; born August 28, 1925 in Farmville, NC to the late Henry Cox and Annie Williams, passed away on January 8, 2016 in New Haven. Bettie was a classy lady who was a sharp dresser and loved to shop. She enjoyed her work with her church and Church Aid Ministry. She leaves to cherish her memory; brothers Andrew (Doris) Cox of Hamden and John Cox of New Haven; sisters...
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Gianni Gi-Gi Baines

June 20, 2005 - January 4, 2016

Gianni T. Baines (Gi-Gi), 10, of New Haven; born June 20, 2005 in New Haven, CT., to Sabrina Tillman and Troy Baines, passed away on Monday January 4, 2016 in New Haven. Gianni was a 4th grade student at Amistad Academy who loved to write, sing and dance. She loved school and being with her friends. Along with her parents, mother Sabrina Tillman and father Troy Baines, both of New Haven, she...
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Lonnie C. Brown, Jr.,

October 18, 1962 - January 4, 2016

Lonnie C. Brown, Jr, of Windsor, CT departed this life on January 4, 2016 at Westside Care Center. He was born to the late Lonnie C. Sr. and Bonnie (Mathis) Brown on October 18, 1962 in Hartford, CT. He leaves behind his sisters Dorothy Brown, Annie Brown both of Hartford, CT and his devoted friend Kathy Napper of Windsor, CT. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sister Gloria Brown.
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Alma T. Hargrove

January 18, 1961 - December 30, 2015

Alma Teresa Hargrove, 54, of New Haven; born January 18, 1961 in Manson, NC to the late Etta V. Harris (New Haven) and Arthur Carree (Queens, New York), passed away on December 30, 2015 in New Haven. Alma enjoyed playing bingo and listening to Gospel Music. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Darren Hargrove, Alfonso Hargrove and Tyrese Hargrove, all of New Haven; brother Joseph Harris of New...
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Walter J. Lawson, Sr.

August 14, 1952 - December 22, 2015

Walter James Lawson, Sr., 63 passed away peacefully at home. He was born to the late Charlie and Beulah (Dubose) Lawson on August 14, 1952 in Winnsboro, SC. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters, Kattie, Rosetta, Rebecca, brothers Charlie and James. He worked as a Construction Worker for MGM. Walter loved his family. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing,...
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Stephen E. Liburd

August 7, 1945 - December 22, 2015

Stephen Liburd of Hamden, son of the late George and Essie Liburd, passed away December 22, 2015. He was predeceased by a sister, Sharon of West Haven. A graduate of Wilbur Cross High School, Mr. Liburd received an honorable discharge from the US Air Force in the late '60's. He later joined the family business - Mr. Pants - and worked with his father in the small but popular dry cleaning and...
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Melinda M. Mann

March 9, 1915 - December 22, 2015

Melinda Mann, 100, of New Haven; born March 9, 1915 in Waterbury to the late John William Thomas and the late Alice Fulford, passed away on December 22, 2015 in New Haven. Melinda was a homemaker that loved spending time with her family. She leaves to cherish her memory; her special nieces Taryn Y. Moore and Wanda Robinson; many nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends. Along with her...
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John A. Patrick

February 21, 1942 - December 22, 2015

John A. Patrick, 73, of New Haven; born February 21, 1942 in Salters, SC to the late Matthew Patrick and the late Daffney Staggers, passed away on December 22, 2015 in New Haven. John was a Supervisor with HBI Foundery until his retirement. He enjoyed restoring old cars, listening to old time Rhythm and Blues and Gospel music. John leaves to cherish his memory; his beloved wife Minnie; sons John...
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Willie Smith

September 23, 1932 - December 22, 2015

Willie J. Smith, 83, of Bethany; born September 23, 1932 in Georgetown, SC to the late Jack Smith and the late Rose Gibbes Smith, passed away on December 22, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. Willie was a Supervisor Postmaster with the US Postal Service until his retirement. Willie was a lover of old cars. Willie leaves behind his beloved wife Nona Smith of Bethany; sons Jack (June) Smith...
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Benjamin F. Morant, Sr.

January 30, 1939 - December 21, 2015

Benjamin F. Morant, Sr., 76, of Fairmont, NC; born January 30, 1939 in Sterling, NC to the late Philip Morant, Sr. and Ora Lee Paige, passed away on December 21, 2015 in Wallingford, CT. Benjamin was a private employee of the US Mail Service until his retirement. He enjoyed working in his yard, fishing, raising chickens, cooking and Gospel Music. He leaves to cherish his memory; sons Donald T...
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Nancy Reavis (Hare) Bailey

May 13, 1915 - December 21, 2015

NANCY REAVIS (HARE) BAILEY (May 13, 1915 - Dec. 21, 2015) Nancy Reavis (Hare) Bailey departed this life on Monday, December 21, 2015. Nancy was born in Henderson, North Carolina on May 13, 1915 to Warren J. and Mary L. (Hawkins) Hare. She attended Henderson schools including Eaton Johnson...
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Deloris R. Allen

January 2, 1951 - December 20, 2015

Deloris R. Allen, 64, of New Haven; born January 2, 1951 in Montego Bay, Jamaica to the late Ancil Allen and Burnella Rose, passed away on December 20, 2015 in New Haven. Deloris enjoyed baking, knitting, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory; son Derick (Trecia) Kerr; daughter Sandra (Christopher James) Kerr; sister Evelyn (Lynn) Foster; 5...
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John L. Carey

January 25, 1942 - December 19, 2015

John Carey, 73, of New Haven, CT; born January 25, 1942 in Kerry, Ireland to the late Edward Carey and Bridget Maroney, passed away on December 19, 2015 in New Haven. John worked for Metro North as a Conductor. He loved his dogs and enjoyed Irish football, traditional Irish music and golf. He leaves to cherish his memory: wife Francis Carey; sons James (Terlayne Haynes) Carey of New Haven, Brian ...
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Verna D Nixon

August 11, 1948 - December 18, 2015

Verna D. Nixon, 67 of Hartford, CT departed this life on December 18, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 11, 1948 in Belle Glade, FL. She was a member of Hope 7th Day Adventist Church for over 10 years where worked on the usher board. Verna love sewing, doing arts and crafts, reading books especially the bible. She leaves behind her son, Stephen (Sylvia-Ann)...
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Mary E. Moore

December 12, 1939 - December 16, 2015

Mary E. Moore, 76, of West Haven, CT; born December 12, 1939 in Glen Rogers (Beckley), WV to the late Charlie Smith, Sr. and Bessie Lawson Smith, passed away on December 16, 2015 in Branford, CT. Mary was a Human Rights Senior Investigator for CT Equal Opportunity Services until her retirement. She was a devoted and faithful Church member where she held several positions including President of...
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Lawrence Murphy

February 16, 1965 - December 15, 2015

Lawrence Murphy, 50, entered into Eternal Rest on December 15, 2015 at the Village Green in Wallingford, CT. Born in New Haven, CT on February 16, 1965, he was the son of Street (Mack) and Frances Murphy. At an early age, Lawrence moved to Fairfield and attended the public schools there. He was the loving father of Tiffany and Britney Murphy and Jessie Currier, brother of Deirdre Murphy of...
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Ethel S. Holmes

January 31, 1928 - December 11, 2015

A Woman of Faith and Conviction Ms. Ethel Steele Holmes, the daughter of John and Tacie Steele, was born January 31, 1928, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She departed this life on December 11, 2015 in Hartford, Connecticut. Affectionately known as Betty among family, she attended public school in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She married Glenmore Holmes. She later relocated her family to...
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Betty L. Bass

March 10, 1932 - December 11, 2015

Betty L. Bass, 83 of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on December 11, 2015. Betty leaves to cherish her memory, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was predeceased by 1 son, and 1 sister.
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Keith Garrett

March 18, 1967 - December 11, 2015

Keith Garrett, 48, of New Haven, CT; born March 18, 1967 in New Haven to James Knight and Delores Moore Knight, passed away on December 11, 2015 in New Haven. Keith was a counselor and served as a Guardian Ad Litem at Children in Placement. He loved to talk and was the Neighborhood Problem Solver. Along with his mother, he leaves to cherish his memory; his favorite nephew, Jair Mathis; sons...
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Frances Geraldine Williams

October 19, 1955 - December 9, 2015

Frances Geraldine Williams, 60, of New Haven; born October 19, 1955 in New Haven to the late Frank Williams and the late Dardinella Williams, passed away on December 9, 2015 in New Haven. Frances worked as a shift Supervisor for the City of New Haven. She enjoyed listening to R&B and Hip Hop music as well as watching the Giants and the Knicks. She leaves to cherish her memory; her companion of 30...
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Arthur "Knobby" Boyd

March 2, 1945 - December 9, 2015

Arthur "Knobby" Boyd, also known as "Buster" of West Haven, CT was born, March 2, 1945 in Greenville, North Carolina to Geneva Rouse and the late Willie G. Boyd. He was raised by his late grandmother, Mae Bell Boyd and his late aunt, Martha Little. "Knobby" passed away suddenly December 9, 2015. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of forty - seven years, Courtli "Corky" Boyd; his step...
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SGT. Richard R. (Richie) Holloway, Jr.

December 28, 1988 - December 7, 2015

Sgt. Richard R. Holloway, Jr, 26 of Hartford, CT departed this life on December 7, 2015. He was born to Richard R. Holloway, Sr. and Stephanie Terrell on December 28, 1988 in Hartford, CT. Richard joined the Army National Guard with a deployment to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) where he fought for his country proudly on the front line as an Infantry Solider. He loved his family and...
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Mark S. Peeples

November 23, 1956 - December 2, 2015

Mark S. Peeples, (59) of Hartford, CT departed this life on December 2, 2015 at Bridgeport Hospital Burn Unit. He was born on November 23, 1956 in Hartford, CT., to the late Samuel Peeples, Jr. and Joyce Wakefield. Besides his parents Mark was predeceased by his brother Darroyl E. Peeples. Mark was educated in the Hartford Public School System. He honorably served in the United States Army and...
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Richard Gattison

July 29, 1953 - December 1, 2015

Richard Gattison, 62, of Kenosha WI; born July 29, 1953 in Buffalo, NY to the late Isaac Gattison, Jr. and Florence Douglas, passed away on December 1, 2015 in Milwaukee, WI. Richard was a transportation Specialist for the US Postal Service who enjoyed golf, pool and Old School R & B. He was a member of The Elks Lodge 141 and was a fan of the Cleveland Browns. He leaves to cherish his memory;...
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Gregory Moye

July 2, 1954 - December 1, 2015

Gregory Moye, 61, of New Haven, CT entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving and devoted husband of forty-one years to Deborah McGraw Moye of New Haven, CT. Gregory was born on July 2, 1954 in Greenville, NC, son of the late Thomas Moye, Jr. and Mary Eliza Johnson Moye. He was educated in North Carolina and New Haven Public Schools....
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Mary Louise Jackson

January 28, 1935 - November 30, 2015

Mary L. Jackson, 80 of Hartford, CT departed this life on November 30, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Joe and Lucille (Evans) Smith on January 28, 1935 in Birmingham, AL. Mary worked as a Home Health Aide for many years. She was the mother of her church Solid Rock Church Ministries of Hartford. Mary was a loving and kind person who spent her free time doing...
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Rosalee G. Howard

January 18, 1939 - November 29, 2015

Rosalee G. Howard, 76, a lifelong resident of New Haven, entered into eternal rest on November 29, 2015 after a long illness. She was predeceased by her parents, James Groom and Annie Tillie, as well as her elder brother, Earl (Duke) Groom. Rosalee worked as a Paralegal for New Haven Legal Assistance for more than 30 years. She was a strong community advocate and her work allowed her to help...
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Claire S. and Beresford S. Wilson, Sr.

February 17, 1926 - November 25, 2015

CLAIRE S. WILSON Claire S. Wilson, 89, of Hartford, CT passed away peacefully on November 25, 2015. She was born in Mileqully, Jamaica W.I. on February 17, 1926 to the late Lewis Knight and Beatrice Beckwitt. Claire retired from the Psychiatric ward of Saint Francis Hospital as a Certified Nurse's Aid. She received a Certificate in Business and began a second career with CIGNA where she would...
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Ashver Johnson

January 18, 1926 - November 24, 2015

Ashver Johnson, 89, of Hartford, departed this life on November 24, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 18, 1926 in Winnsboro, SC; to the late Henry and Mozell (Douglas) Williams. Ashver loved reading the Bible, along with watching western movies, wrestling and roller derby. She leaves behind daughter, Janette Blackman, sister, Marine Dowdy,...
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Robert A. Watson, Sr.

May 14, 1945 - November 24, 2015

Robert A. Watson, Sr., 69, of Waterbury died November 24, 2015 at Saint Mary's Hospital after a long illness. He worked at American Travel and enjoyed listening to Jazz. He leaves behind to cherish his memory; mother Augusta Dingle; sister Orenza Wilson (Smalls); 9 children; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by his father, Ollie Watson, son Melvin and three...
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Melissa Lawrence Dawkins-Doumbia

April 27, 1985 - November 23, 2015

Melissa Lawrence Dawkins-Doumbia, 30, of New Haven; born April 27, 1985 in New Haven to Paul Dawkins and Angela Brooks Wilkerson, passed away on November 23, 2015 at home. Melissa was an employee of Yale University and a Union Steward and E-Board member of Local #34. She adored her family, friends, loved to cook and was an extreme coupon shopper. She previously worked at the Hospital of St....
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Ruth Wilson

December 22, 1929 - November 22, 2015

Ruth M. Wilson, 85, of Hamden; born December 22, 1929 in New Haven to the late Robert Mullings and the late Elizabeth Roston, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2015. Ruth was a retired teacher with the City of New Haven. Some of her favorite pass-times were her IPAD, reading and visiting with friends. Married for over 60 years to her "soul" mate and husband William "Babe" Wilson, their...
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Louis Guess

April 8, 1945 - November 21, 2015

Louis Guess, 70, of New Haven; born April 8, 1945 in Orangeburg, SC to the late Romello Guess and Clara Guess, passed away on November 21, 2015 at home. Louis had worked as a roofer at Yale University and loved the music of Michael Jackson. He leaves to cherish his memory; sons Adbulquawi (aka Bam), Walter (Sherri), Kevin (Devin), Bromell, Barry and Rushaun Guess; daughters Tashan Lilly and...
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Linda S. Freeman

July 18, 1951 - November 21, 2015

Linda S. Freeman, 64 of Bloomfield, CT departed this life on November 21, 2015. She was born on July 18, 1951 in Hartford, CT., to Samuel and Ida (Campbell) Freeman of Bloomfield. She leaves behind brother, Phillip Jordan, sister, Karen Freeman and a host of nephews, nieces other relatives and friends.
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Carolyn Davis

August 8, 1959 - November 20, 2015

Carolyn Davis of Hartford, CT departed this life on November 20, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving children. She was born on August 8, 1959 in Georgetown, SC., to the late Robert and Catherine (Dennison) Davis of Georgetown SC. Carolyn was a Union Representative for the XL Center in Hartford. She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Christopher Davis, Codi Davis, daughter, Coressa Davis,...
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Gregory Marshall Burney

August 4, 1963 - November 19, 2015

Gregory Marshall Burney was born August 4, 1963 to Margaret and (the late Randolph) Burney. Greg went from labor to reward on Thursday, November 19, 2015 after a brief illness. Gregory was born and raised in St. Matthew's UFW Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. Lloyd Taylor and former pastor Bishop Robert J. Gay. He served in the Jr. Ushers, Jr. Choir, Youth & Young Adult Choir...
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Theodore Roosevelt Hines, Sr.

April 13, 1926 - November 19, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt Hines, Sr., 89, of New Haven; born April 13, 1926 in Wilson, NC to the late Robert Hines and Alberta Newsome, went home to be with the Lord on November 19, 2015. He had been self-employed at TR Hines & Sons Paving and Construction as well as The Hines Family Restaurant before his retirement. Mr. Hines enjoyed fishing, baseball and cooking and was a fan of the music of James...
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Tamar Lawrence

August 25, 1996 - November 17, 2015

Tamar Lawrence, 19, of New Haven; born August 25, 1996 in New Haven to Richard Lawrence and Celestine Bradley, passed away on November 17, 2015. He had been employed at The Whitney Center in Hamden, CT and Walmart in Milford, CT. Tamar loved sports, especially the New England Patriots, and listening to Rap Music. Along with his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory; brothers Tabias Boomer...
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Robert L. Antrum

June 8, 1929 - November 17, 2015

Robert L. Antrum, 86, of New Haven; born June 8, 1929 in Hartsville, SC to the late Leroy Antrum and Viola Bounds Antrum, passed away on November 17, 2015. He was a proud Air Force Veteran who was trained as an Air Policeman. Robert was a Prince Hall Mason who owned and operated the Ebony Lounge in Hamden for 26 years before he retired. He was a self described news junkie who loved the NY...
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Ann Henderson

October 15, 1923 - November 15, 2015

Ann Henderson , 92, of New Haven, CT, born October 15, 1923 in Rock Hill, SC to George Wylie and Ada Cunningham passed away November 15, 2015 in Hamden, CT. Anne was devoted to her family and loved to fish and cook. She leaves to cherish her memory: daughter Ruby Blue; son Dewitt Henderson; grandchildren Malcolm H (Jennifer) Blue, Jr. of Bethany, Mia (Joseph) Blue-Becton of North Haven, Medria...
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Pearlie J. Boykin

March 16, 1949 - November 15, 2015

Pearlie Boykin, 66, of New Haven; born March 16, 1949 in Camden, SC to the late Eugene Boykin, Sr. and Helen Gary Boykin, passed away on November 15, 2015. She was a retired employee of the City of New Haven who was known for her catering. Pearlie enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Thomas (Regina) Boykin and Clarence (Marlo) Boyd of New Haven; brothers...
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Sondra Y Lay

April 18, 1969 - November 14, 2015

Sondra Y. Lay, 46 of Hartford, CT passed away on November 14, 2015. She was born to Samuel E. Lay and Bennye M. Turner in Hartford, CT on April 18, 1969. Sondra is survived by brothers Sylvester (Brenda)Turner, Taariq Jaamal, sisters, Lori(Ronnie)Williams, Michelle(Randy) Griffith, Regina McCoy and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Ida C Bernard Rush

February 1, 1915 - November 14, 2015

Rev. Ida M. Bernard Rush, 100, of Hamden, CT departed this life on November 14, 2015. Mother Rush, as she was affectionately known, was born on February 1, 1915 in Donaldson, Georgia to Cora Lee Bell. Her mother later married the Reverend J. C. Collier who brought Ida up as his own. At the age of 19, Ida left school and married Willie O. McGhee and together they had two sons, Willie, Jr. and Paul...
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Bernice P. Evans

August 13, 1918 - November 13, 2015

Bernice P. Evans, 97 of Vernon, CT passed away on November 13, 2015. She was born to the late Willie and Annie (Lightly) Plantt in Fort Valley, GA on August 13, 1918. She worked for Southern New England Telephone for 27 years. Bernice was an avid gardener; she won many awards for the flowers she grew and her family enjoyed her home grown vegetables. Bernice loved her family dearly. She also loved...
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Arlyne R. Dildy

August 21, 1926 - November 13, 2015

Arlyne R. Dildy, 89, of Hamden; born August 21, 1926 in New Haven, CT to the late William Ruffin and Zita Blount, passed away on November 13, 2015. She was one of the founding members of The Cornell Scott Hill Health Center in New Haven. Arlyne leaves to cherish her memory; daughter Deirdre (Roscoe) Jones of Hamden; Children of the Heart Cheryl Brown and Samuel Gomez; brother William Ruffin of...
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Andrew Wilson, Jr.

January 29, 1944 - November 13, 2015

Andrew Wilson, Jr. 71, of Bloomfield, CT passed away on November 13, 2015. He was born to the late Andrew and Della (Buchanan)Wilson in Cheraw; SC. Andrew was a retired Sanitation Worker for the City of Hartford. He spent his retirement fishing, enjoying the outside and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. Andrew is survived by his soul mate and mother of his children ...
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Terralynn Brunson

April 1, 1955 - November 11, 2015

Terralynn Brunson, 60, of Hamden; born April 1, 1955 in Sumter, SC to Willis and Sadie White, passed away November 11, 2015. She loved her children to no end and was extremely proud of them. Terralynn enjoyed traveling, cooking, crocheting and loved gospel music. She worked for the US Department of Veteran Affairs in West Haven, CT and was President of the Senior Choir and a member of the Steward...
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Gwendolyn "Boom Boom" Fitch - Caldwell

August 10, 1940 - November 11, 2015

Gwendolyn C. Fitch-Caldwell, "Boom Boom", 75, of New Haven; born August 10, 1940 in New Haven to the late Collins Fitch and the late Arlene Denby Fitch, passed away November 11, 2015. Gwendolyn enjoyed gardening, reading, puzzles and studying world events including donating to Africa. She was a retired 20 year employee of SNET. Gwendolyn loved her family and leaves to cherish her memory:...
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Michelle P Willingham

September 10, 1985 - November 10, 2015

Michelle P. Willingham, 30, of Hartford, CT passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2015. She was born to Michael and Rochelle (Willingham) Holmes on September 10, 1985 in Hartford, CT. Michelle was educated in the Hartford Public School System; she was a graduate of Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester, CT., the class of 2004. Michelle continued her education and received a...
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Beverly B. Cortes

October 11, 1933 - November 8, 2015

Beverly Glass Cortes, 82, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 8, 2015 was born to the late Jessie and Edwin Glass. She earned her Bachelor degree in Social Services. She was a retiree of the Department of Motor Vehicle and Elderly Services for the City of Hartford. Beverly was a long time member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Windsor and was a Honorary member of the Concert...
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Alberta "Bert" Butler Frazier

November 26, 1938 - November 4, 2015

Alberta (Bert) Butler Frazier, of Hartford, departed this life on November 4, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 26, 1938 in Statesboro, GA to the late Roosevelt and Marie (Watkins) Cooper. She was the first member of the Cooper family to travel to Connecticut from Jacksonville, Florida. Now, there are five generations in the area. Bert led a life where God...
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Jesse "JesWes" Cherry

December 29, 1983 - November 2, 2015

Jesse "JesWes" Cherry, 31, of West Haven; born December 29, 1983 in New Haven to Jesse Johnson and Ruth Cherry, passed away November 2, 2015 at home. Jesse enjoyed working out, basketball, and listening to the music of Usher. Along with his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory; sons Jesse Cherry, Jr. and Jahseim Cherry; daughter Emani Pouncey; special friend Tanya M. Howlett of West Haven;...
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Phyllis Cynthia " Miss Cynth" Miller

June 20, 1933 - October 30, 2015

Phyllis "Miss Cynth" C. Miller, 82, of Hartford CT., passed away peacefully on October 30, 2015. She was born on June 20, 1933 in St. Elizabeth, JA; to Triscillion and Ada (Bucknor) Wilson. Phyllis spent many years as a Homemaker; she took care of her family's nutritional needs, cleanliness when it came to the household, assisted with their educational training and disciplining. Phyllis had...
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Eula Mae Whitley

August 21, 1947 - October 30, 2015

Eula Mae Whitley, 68, of New Haven; born August 21, 1947 in Abbeville, SC to the late James Harrison and Jessie Bell Davis, passed away on October 30, 2015. Eula loved dancing, especially to the music of James Brown, and cooking. She leaves to cherish her memory; her beloved husband Lynwood Whitley, Jr.; son Lynwood Whitley, III; daughter Kimberly A. Whitley; brothers Robert Gaskin and Edward...
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Gregory V. Jenkins, Jr.

August 25, 1987 - October 29, 2015

Gregory V. Jenkins, Jr., 28, of New Haven, CT; died unexpectedly on October 29, 2015 from a brief illness. He attended James Hillhouse High School and was a bright student. Gregory played semi-pro football for the New Haven Venoms and was a standout at his position. He enjoyed listening to Jazz and was a huge Giants fan. Son of the late JoAnn Horton and Gregory V. Jenkins, Sr., he was born in...
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Malissa T. Bowles

November 5, 1928 - October 27, 2015

Malissa T. Bowles, 86, of Hamden; born November 5, 1928 in Salem, MA to the late John and Mamie Thomas, passed away on October 27, 2015. Malissa was a highly educated woman having received a BA from Southern CT State University, an MBA from NY Institute of Technology and an MS from the University of New Haven. She retired from Girl Scouts, CT Trails, after 13 years as the Director of...
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Malcolm Henry Blue, Sr.

August 17, 1942 - October 24, 2015

Malcolm Henry Blue, Sr. , 73, of North Haven, born August 17, 1942 in New Haven, CT to Henry Lewis Blue and the late Joyce Perry Blue, passed away October 24, 2015 in Branford. Malcolm worked as a Chef at Yale for 40 years. He was a family man who was a fan of boxing and animals. He enjoyed the music of Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, and Cece Winans. He leaves to cherish his memory: beloved wife...
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Annie Lee Gaines

December 3, 1948 - October 23, 2015

Annie Lee Gaines "Sister", "Ms. Bell" , 66, of New Haven, CT went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2015. She was born December 3, 1948 and moved from Millen, Georgia to Connecticut in 1958. She attended New Haven public schools and was employed by several New Haven factories. Annie loved to cook, visit the casino and watch old movies. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Arnold A. Bell,...
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Mildred Mullings

June 25, 1952 - October 21, 2015

Mildred D. Mullings, 63, of New Haven; born June 25, 1952 in Hartsville, SC to Annette Dawson and the late Joel Dawson, passed away October 21, 2015 in New Haven. Millie had worked as a CNA. She enjoyed visits to the Casino and listening to Gospel and Jazz music. She leaves to cherish her memory; her mother Annette Dawson of SC; beloved husband David Mullings of New Haven; son Derrick Mullings of...
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Yvonne Davis

December 16, 1943 - October 19, 2015

Yvonne Davis (Jackson), 71, of Hartford, Connecticut, passed away peacefully at home on October 19th, 2015. She was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 16th, 1943 to the late Alex Jackson, Sr. and Eddie Lee Jackson (Adams). Yvonne was a graduate of Hartford Public High School. She also worked as a Cash Vault Teller for Bank of America for over twenty years. Yvonne was a very quiet...
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Dolores Groomes

February 10, 1934 - October 18, 2015

Dolores Groomes, 81, of New Haven; born February 10, 1934 in New York, New York to the late Herbie and Hattie Allen, passed away October 18, 2015 in Branford, CT. Dolores was a homemaker who loved old school R & B music. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Willie Groomes, Jamal Groomes, Anthony Groomes and Bobby Groomes; daughters Vendetta Groomes, Delores Groomes and Natasha Groomes; brother...
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Betty Davis

October 22, 1948 - October 17, 2015

Betty Davis, 66, of New Haven; born October 22, 1948 in Hemingway, SC to Mary Davis and the late James Davis, passed away October 17, 2015 in New Haven. Betty had worked at Yale University as a Supervisor of Custodial Services. She enjoyed visits to the Casino, shopping and eating out. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Charles (Karen) Eaddy of North Carolina and Dewayne Eaddy of New Haven; ...
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Vera Veronica Burgess

April 28, 1942 - October 16, 2015

Vera Veronica Burgess went home to be with her Savior on October 16, 2015. Sis Vera, as she was known to most, was born on April 28, 1942 on her beloved island of Trinidad, in New Village, Point Fortin. She is the eldest of eight children of the late Noami Mascall Sammy and the late Reginald Barry. She is survived by her siblings Vernon Sammy, Fitzroy Sammy, Melina (Arnold) Williams, Alenia Sammy...
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Joyce Small

July 21, 1933 - October 13, 2015

At age 82, Joyce Small completed her journey in this life on October 13, 2015 after fighting Multiple Sclerosis for more than 40 years. She was born on July 21, 1933 in Hartford to the late Leroy and Fannie Duncan. Joyce attended Hartford schools. As a youth she was a member of the Tigerettes, a softball and basketball team established for African American girls in Hartford. She was also a...
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Robert L. Geter

August 20, 1942 - October 12, 2015

Robert L. Geter was born on August 20, 1942 in Winnsboro, SC to the late Randolph Geter and Maggie Moore-Geter. Robert made his transition to be with the lord on Monday, October 12, 2015. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. Robert retired from MDC after 22 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memory his two sons, Orlando Jenkins and Roger (Contessa...
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Constance Teresa Green

October 23, 1939 - October 12, 2015

Constance T. Green, 75 of Hartford, CT., passed away on October 12, 2015. She was born in Hartford CT, on October 23, 1939 to the late Joseph Beninato and Pauline Scata Beninato. Constance is survived by her children, Brian(Eyvette)Mills, James Dunning, Jr., Linze Brown, Jr, Dyanne Brocco, Paula Beninato, Darlene (Anthony) Young, Nicole Brown; brother Michael(Dee) Beninato, sister, Lucille...
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Janice Anita Carmichael

November 14, 1930 - October 9, 2015

Janice Anita Carmichael, 84, of Stagecoach Road in Durham died October 9, 2015 at Middlesex Memorial Hospital. Born in Manchester on November 14, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Gertrude (Carey) Halladay. She is survived by sons Gary (Jane) Carmichael and Don (Carol) Carmichael of Durham, and Rick (Rebecca) Carmichael of Middlefield; a brother, Maurice Halladay, and sister, Jean...
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Thomas M. "Tommie" Dixon

February 11, 1946 - October 9, 2015

Thomas M. Dixon, "Tommie" 69 of Hartford, CT ended his musical ministry on October 9, 2015. He was born on February 11, 1946 in Hartford, CT. Thomas was educated in the Hartford Public School System. He was an accomplished musician leading quartet, sextets and bands in multiple music genres, especially gospel. Thomas is survived by his daughter, Sherelle Watson, brothers; Rev. Howard ...
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Lucille W. Hyatt

December 1, 1927 - October 9, 2015

Lucille W. Hyatt, 87, of New Haven; born December 1, 1927 in Charlotte, NC to the late Lawrence Wray, Jr. and Modell Lineberger, went into an eternal rest on October 9, 2015 after a long illness. Lucille was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who retired after a long career at Pratt and Whitney of North Haven. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Gregory Hyatt, James A. Hyatt, Jr., John...
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Ovril Reid

February 25, 1937 - October 9, 2015

Ovril Reid, 78, of New Haven; born February 25, 1937 in Kingston, Jamaica to the late William Archer and Lauris Abrahams-Campbell, passed away October 9, 2015 in New Haven. Ovril was retired from Yale New Haven Hospital. She loved Gospel, Reggae and Country music. Singing and entertaining children was her passion. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Cluet (Mary) Blair; Kironde (Nichola)Reid...
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Bishop Andrew McCrorey, Jr.

August 6, 1939 - October 8, 2015

Bishop Andrew McCrorey, Jr. 76 of Hartford, CT., passed away on October 8, 2015. He was born in Winnsboro, SC., on August 6, 1939 to the late Andrew McCrorey, Sr., and Clara Young McCrorey. Bishop McCrorey graduated from The Hartford Seminary. He served as minister for 35 years and became Bishop in 1993. Bishop Andrew is survived by his sons, Andrew (Desiree) McCorey, III, Eric H. (Angela)...
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Molly Jones

June 2, 1929 - October 6, 2015

Molly B. Jones, age 78, entered eternal rest after a brief illness on October 6, 2015 at the St. Raphael's Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born on June 2, 1937 in Camden, SC to the late Clara Douglas Jones. Molly attended local schools, graduated and began a longstanding work history with Ginsburg Furs until their closing, Pleasant Hill Manufacturing until their closing and the...
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Agnes Beatrice Timpson

October 19, 1924 - October 6, 2015

Agnes Wethers Timpson, 90, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2015. She was the wife of the late Dr. Richard H. Timpson, Jr. Born in Washington D.C. on October 19, 1924, Agnes was the daughter of the late William and Lilian (Wilkerson) Wethers. She is survived by her six children; Richard (Peggy Goetz) of Takoma Park, MD; Theresa (Thomas Walker) of San Francisco, CA; Robert (Holly...
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Eluteria Laureano

April 8, 1923 - October 6, 2015

Eluteria Laureano, 92, of New Haven, CT died October 6, 2015. Born on April 8, 1923 in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Ceverano Roman and Felizita Rivera. Eluteria enjoyed planting and cooking and "Bachata" music. She leaves to cherish her memory; sons Hector Laureano, Jose Laureano and Angel Laureano; daughters Eva Laureano and My Marliee Laureano; 15 grandchildren; 28...
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Kent "300" Bunkley

August 19, 1968 - October 4, 2015

Kent Bunkley, 47 of New Britain, CT departed this life on October 4, 2015. He was born on August 19, 1968 in Hartford, CT; to Kent Ryan and the late Margaret Bunkley. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Rakent, Rashadd, Kennedi Bunkley and Arrissa Jones and host relatives and friends.
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Quran Hicks

July 27, 1992 - October 3, 2015

Quran Hicks, 23 of East Hartford, CT departed this life on October 3, 2015 He was born on July 27, 1992 in Hartford, CT; to Crystal Little and Troy (Lisa) Hicks, Sr.
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Franklin Hopkins

January 6, 1935 - October 2, 2015

Franklin D. Hopkins, 80, of New Haven; born on January 6, 1935 in Bethel, NC to the late Lyman Hopkins Sr. and Roberta Mecks, passed away October 2, 2015 at Arden House in Hamden. Mr. Hopkins retired from Yale University. He leaves to cherish his memory; sons Brian Hopkins (Joy) of Bridgeport, CT; Damon Hopkins (Tlona) of Stratford, CT and Apostle Randy Furlow (Autumn) of New Haven, CT;...
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Walter Stagalee Lockwood, Jr.

July 16, 1928 - October 1, 2015

Walter E. Lockwood, Jr, of Hartford, CT departed this life on October 1, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on July 16, 1928 in Brewton AL. Walter retired from Colts Firearms of Hartford, CT. His most favorite past time besides his love of football was being out on the sea fishing. Walter was a member of the North End Senior Center. He leaves behind two daughters, Wallette Lockwood,...
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Coston B. Marjorie

June 9, 1935 - September 29, 2015

Marjorie B. Coston of Rocky Hill, CT passed away peacefully on September 29, 2015 she was born in Littleton, NC, on June 9, 1935 to the late William H. Brown and Rena Martin. Marjorie is survived by her son Robert Coston, Jr., of West Hartford, CT; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Robert L. Coston, Sr. and 2 brothers.
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Annie Cannon

May 25, 1917 - September 28, 2015

Annie Cannon, 98, of New Haven; born May 25, 1917 in Augusta, GA to the late Len Cofer and Mattie Cofer, passed away September 28, 2015 at Arden House in Hamden. Annie Cannon retired from Yale New Haven Hospital after 30 years of service. She was president of the Usher Board at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Hamden for over 30 years. She played the piano, enjoyed doing crossword...
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Willie Bacote, Jr.

January 21, 1947 - September 25, 2015

Willie Wilson Bacote, Jr. of Meriden, CT; born January 21, 1947 in Darlington, SC to the late Willie Wilson Bacote, Sr. and Mamie Alston, passed away September 25, 2015 at home. He was retired from Pratt and Whitney where he worked as a machine operator for 48 years, beginning in North Haven and then transferring to East Hartford. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the...
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Hayes Lee Red

August 18, 1971 - September 22, 2015

Hayes Lee Red, 44 of Hartford, CT., passed away on September 22, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital. He was born in Lake Charles, LA on August 18, 1971 to the late Hayes Jones and Shirley Red of Lake Charles, LA.
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Terry R. Ealy

March 15, 1965 - September 22, 2015

Terry R. Ealy, of Hartford, CT passed away on September 22, 2015 he was born in Hartford, CT, on March 15, 1965 to the late John Ealy and Carrie Butler Ealy of Hartford. He was a graduate of Conard High School in West Hartford. Terry had worked in the warehouse of Raymour & Flanigan. Besides his mother Terry is survived by 1 son, 2 daughters, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 3 granddaughters and 1...
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Jule D Hester

April 18, 1946 - September 22, 2015

Jule D. Hester, 69 of Hartford, CT., passed away on September 22, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Thomasville, GA on April 18, 1946 to the late Ralph, Sr. and Susie Ree (Revels) Davis. Jule is survived by her loving husband, Henry Hester, son, Troy Hester, 1 brother, 5 sisters, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grand child, a host of other relatives and friends.
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Odessa Gore

July 18, 1927 - September 18, 2015

Odessa Gore, 88, of Hartford, CT passed away on September 18, 2015. She was born in Jacksonville, FL., to the late Joseph and Janey (Green) Webb on July 18, 1927. Odessa is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Brenda Oates of Hartford, CT, grandchildren; William, Brian, Bruce, Anthony Oates and Jalon Heard and a host of great grand children.
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Gregory S. Clark

August 12, 1988 - September 17, 2015

Gregory S. Clark 27, of Windsor, CT went into eternal rest September 17, 2015. He was born August 12, 1988 in Hartford, CT to a loving mother Gloria Goodwin and a devoted father Gregory Clark, Sr. Gregory better known as Scrap was a very outgoing, energetic and loving individual. He was very family orientated and cared deeply about his loved ones. Gregory graduated High School in 2006. He was...
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David E. Jones

September 17, 1938 - September 17, 2015

David E. Jones, 77, of New Haven, CT died September 17, 2015. Born on September 17, 1938, in Greenville, NC, he was the son of the late William Henry Gray and Lillie (Jones) Williams. He is survived by his beloved, dedicated and devoted wife Doris (Godwin) Jones; a brother Connie Dale Gray of Greenville, NC and a sister Joyce Cross of Scottsdale, NJ. He was predeceased by one brother, Keith Gray.
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William "Willie" McCargo, Jr.

July 19, 1933 - September 16, 2015

William "Willie" McCargo, Jr. , 82, of New Haven, CT born on July 19, 1933 in Roxsboro, NC to the late William McCargo and Fannie Simmons, passed away September 16, 2015 at home. William had worked as a sign fabricator for Sign Lite. He loved playing pool, bowling, and fishing. He was know as a "funny man" who loved watching western movies and listening to oldies. He leaves to cherish his memory...
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Riley Faith Hudson

September 15, 2015 - September 15, 2015

Riley Faith Hudson was born September 15, 2015 in New Haven, CT to David and Andrea Hudson Jr. She was our miracle baby and God's angel who took her wings on September 15, 2015. Leaving to cherish her memory are her parents, grandparents; Vincent & Cynthia Graham, David Hudson Sr. and Stephanie Dorsey-Chandler, great-grandparents, Caletha McCrea, Cleo Fuller and Mamie Grinnan, aunts, Yolanda...
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Vermond A. Atkinson

May 20, 1935 - September 14, 2015

Vermond A. Atkinson, 80 of Granby, CT passed away peacefully on September 14, 2015. He was born to the late Lester and Agnes (Wilson) Atkinson on May 20, 1935. He was a Plummer by trade. Vermond love to socialize he was very friendly and an avid cricket player. He was very active and loved to ride his bicycle. Vermond leaves to cherish his memory son Vernon Atkinson of East Hartford, CT;...
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Mary Lou Smith

December 19, 1939 - September 13, 2015

Mary Lou Smith, 75, of West Haven, CT born on December 19, 1939 in Kinston, NC to the late Robert Lee and Icerleen (Wilson) Freeman, passed away September 13, 2015. Mary Lou had worked as a realtor (broker) at Coldwell Banker. She loved trips to Mohegan Sun and watching tennis but, most of all, loved spending time with family and friends. She was also an active church member at St. Matthew's...
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Lawrence Young, Sr.

September 23, 1923 - September 13, 2015

Lawrence Young, Sr, 91 of West Haven, born September 23, 1923 in Eagle Mill, AR to Felix and Maude Young entered eternal rest on September 13, 2015. As a youth, he trained as a woodworker in Little Rock, AR as a part of the National Youth Administration program for young men. After attending trade school in Hartford, CT, he was hired by the Winchester Rifle Company in New Haven, CT. There he...
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