Archives for December 2015

Torino Eugene Hawkins

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HAWKINS, Torino Eugene Hawkins, age 44.  Sunrise October 31, 1971 in Columbus, Ohio and Sunset December 25, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.  Torino was a 1990 graduate of West High School and spent his life time in Law Enforcement.   Torino was preceded in death by his father Wayne Eugene “Jerry” Ross and grandmother Cleida Allen.  Left… Read complete obituary here.

James A. “Doc” Pugh Sr.


PUGH, James ‘Doc’ Pugh, Sr. was born on October 2, 1946, in Daisytown, Pennsylvania, to the Fredrick and Gladys Pickens Pugh. He attended West Junior High School and graduated in 1964 from Warren G. Harding High School. In 1965 Doc married Patricia Ann Walters, and in the same year, became one of the first blacks… Read complete obituary here.

Gwendolyn D. Favors

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FAVORS, Gwendolyn D. Favors, age 65.  Sunrise May 28, 1950 in Athens, GA and Sunset December 22, 2015 in Columbus, OH.  Gwendolyn was a member of True Deliverance International Ministries.  She was preceded in death by her parents Edith Kennebrew Favors and Philip Favors, Jr., and grandmother Leila Howard.  Left to cherish her memory, daughters… Read complete obituary here.

Joe Henry Keith

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KEITH, Joe Henry Keith, age 79.  Sunirse February 15, 1936 in Talladega, AL and Sunset December 18, 2015 in Columbus, OH.  He attended Antioch Baptist Church in Talladega and So Help Me God Church of Christ in Columbus.  Joe was a graduate of Talladega Training School and attended trade school and Columbus State for welding. … Read complete obituary here.

Erskin William Reynolds Jr.

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Erskin William Reynolds Jr., the son of Erskin and Jacqueline Reynolds was born Auust 9, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio. He was called to glory by his Heavenly Father on the 8th of December 2015 at the young age of 41. He was a graduate of Beechcroft High School and a student at the DeVry University…. Read complete obituary here.

Lena J. Curry

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CURRY,   Lena Jane Curry, age 64. Sunrise August 30, 1951 in Talcottt, WV and Sunset December 12, 2015. Lena attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church, was a Medical Assistant and enjoyed playing Chess. She was preceded in death by her parents Ella Pearl Cordell and Thomas Perez. Left to cherish her memory, companion Ralph Simon,… Read complete obituary here.

Naomi E.A. Mitchell

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Naomi E. A. Mitchell of Columbus, Ohio born June 22, 1947 in Lyndon, Ohio. She passed away December 8, 2015 at OSU main hospital.   Naomi was preceded in death by her parents William R. Mitchell and Lillian Davis Mitchell. She is survived by two sisters Marlene and Melda Mitchell of Columbus. Special Uncle and… Read complete obituary here.

Jeremiah T’Shaun Harper

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HARPER, Jeremiah T’Shaun Harper, age 17. Sunrise July 18, 1998 and Sunset December 14, 2015. He attended FCI Academy and Linden McKinley High School. Jeremiah was preceded in death by his uncle Craig “Wimpy” Banks, great aunt Alfreda McGhee, Great grandparents Margaret and Harvey Harper Sr. Left to cherish his memory, mother Latissa Harper, daughter… Read complete obituary here.

Roddell Maurice “Chuck Gucci-Boom” Fuqua

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FUQUA Roddell Maurice “Chuck Gucci-Boom” Fuqua, age 47.  Sunrise June 24, 1968 and Sunset December 7, 2015.  Roddell was a mentor to young men, great at cooking, and barbering.  He had much love for his family.  Roddell was preceded in death by his father Sylvester Charles Fuqua, sister LaTina Fuqua-Brooks, maternal grandmother Ella M. Cook,… Read complete obituary here.

Quran Tyree Davis

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Davis, Quran Tyree Davis, age 19.  Sunrise September 24, 1996 and Sunset December 11, 2015.  Quran attended Early College Academy and worked at DSW.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother Thelma Scales, aunt Yvonna Payton, cousins Jordan Payton and Tyr’Iam Curry, and Godfather Elisha Wilson.  Left to cherish his memory, mothers Arnetta L…. Read complete obituary here.