Archives for February 2016

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.

Sandra Diane Naphier

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Sandra Diane Naphier, age 60.  Sunrise January 17, 1956 in Jenkin Jones, WV and Sunset January 31, 2016 in Columbus, OH.  Sandra was a graduate of Linden McKinley High School, attended Seventh Avenue Baptist Church and retired from Mt. Carmel Billing Department.  Sandra was preceded in death by her parents Easter Lillie and Adolphus Scruggs,… Read complete obituary here.

Jessica Nicole Harris

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Jessica Nicole Harris, age 24. Sunrise May 30, 1991 and Sunset January 29, 2016. Jessica was a graduate of Groveport Madison High School and attended New Birth Christian Ministries. She was employed at Central Ohio Primary Care and Gentle Foot Care. She was preceded in death by her Uncle Doc Wallace. Left to cherish her… Read complete obituary here.

Beverly Ann Taylor

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Beverly Ann Taylor, age 74. Sunrise November 21, 1941 and Sunset January 31, 2016. Beverly was predeceased by her parents, Theodore Sr. and Joyce Jackson; siblings, Paul Jackson and Catherine Jackson-Lee. Left to cherish her memory, daughter, Deborah (Mitchell) Norah; sister, Judith Jackson-Bethel; brother, Theodore Jr. (Regina) Jackson; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren, and a… Read complete obituary here.

Bettye Jo Walker


On Friday, January 29, 2016, Mother Bettye Jo Walker left these terrestrial shores, quietly and peacefully, to live in her eternal home in Heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Betty Jo was the oldest of eight children born to the late Elder Joe & Sister Annie Webb on August 27, 1936, in Fleming,… Read complete obituary here.