Evelyn N. James

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Evelyn N. James was born to the late Charles E. Diggs Sr. and Beulah M. Diggs on October 28, 1939 in Beckley, West Virginia.   After graduating from Stratton High School, she relocated to Columbus Ohio. She retired from Mt. Carmel West Hospital in 1997 after 32 years of service as a Dietary Supervisor and… Read complete obituary here.

Evern Taylor Lee


LEE, Evern Taylor Lee, age 55. Sunrise July 12, 1960 and Sunset February 9, 2016. Evern was a member and praiser at Latter Rain Church of God in Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents Prince Albert and Onger Mae Taylor, brother Fred Taylor, and brother in law Frank Petty Sr. Left to… Read complete obituary here.

Yvonne Crockett


Yvonne Yvette Crockett, age 54. Sunrise November 2, 1961 and Sunset February 8, 2016. Yvonne graduated from East High School and attended The Ohio State University. She was formerly a Childcare Provider and Substitute Teacher. Yvonne was a member of Second Baptist Church where she served with the Deaconess and Evangelistic Ministries.   Left to cherish… Read complete obituary here.

Ronald Thompson


Ron Thompson, 61. Sunrise December 4, 1954 and Sunset February 8, 2016. Ron was a 1972 graduate of Linden McKinley High School and formerly employed as a painting contractor doing what he enjoyed. He was preceded in death by his parents James Herman Thompson Sr. and Gertrude Bishop Thompson, brothers Larry Thompson and Glenn Thompson,… Read complete obituary here.

William “Billy” Drew


William Berkley (Bill) Drew, age 86, departed this life on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. He was born January 24, 1930, in Huddleston, VA. He lived in Roanoke, VA, Detroit, MI., Los Angeles, CA. and finally made his home in Columbus, OH. He was a member of The New Generation Church where he served as the… Read complete obituary here.

MarShawn M. McCarrell II


MarShawn was born November 23, 1992 in Columbus, Ohio to Leatha and Marshawn McCarrel Sr. He is a graduate of Franklin Heights High School, class of 2011. He and his twin brother MarQuan are the founders of Pursing Our Dreams (POD), built on the belief that “We must build community to move community”. He started… Read complete obituary here.

William “Ricky” Irvin

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William Irvin was born on January 17, 1956. He fell asleep in death on February 8, 2016, after a prolonged illness.  Ricky is survived by his mother, Patricia Irvin; children, DeShon Neims, Tony Niems and Vanshonna Irvin; brother, Wilbur “Jay” (Darris) Irvin; sister, Dreama Rogers; nieces and nephews, Darrin Irvin, Timithoy Irvin, BeAnne Irvin, Jayla… Read complete obituary here.

Charles Randolph James, Jr.

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Charles R. James Jr., age 30. Sunrise January 16, 1986 and Sunset February 2, 2016. Charles was a graduate of Eastmoor High School and attended Columbus State Community College. He grew up at Wesley United Methodist Church and attended First Church of God. He was a promoter under the name of Next Move Entertainment. Charles… Read complete obituary here.

Ralph Ronald Simons, Jr.


Ralph R Simons Jr 59 years old went home to be with the Lord on Monday February 1st, 2016. Ralph was the third child of five born to Ralph Sr and Jeanette Simons on September 10th, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio. Ralph was a proud graduate of East High School in Columbus, Ohio, he then went… Read complete obituary here.

Amir Robert Antonio


ANTONIO Amir Robert Antonio, age 19. Sunrise August 21, 1996 and Sunset January 30, 2016. Amir grew up at St. Philips Episcopal Church where he served as a Acolyte. He enjoyed playing football and did so until graduating from Brookhaven High School and continuing his education at Akron University and Columbus State Community College. Amir… Read complete obituary here.