Deaconess Valorie Jean Dillard


Late evening on Thursday, November 12, 2020 the angel of silence sealed the lips of Valorie Jean Dillard and took her bright spirit away to a land that is free from sickness, sorrow, pain and death to a place of eternal rest. VALORIE JEAN DILLARD, daughter of the late Mary Frances and Calloway Reeves was… Read complete obituary here.

Mildred Lindsey

Mildred Lindsey was born August 26, 1926 in Laurel, MS to Isabella Bender and Luther McGee. Mildred and her family moved to Columbus, OH in 1966. She worked with special needs in the 80’s at Twin Valley. Mildred was already raising her 13 children. Mildred raised and mothered her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and people of… Read complete obituary here.

Lailure Beatrice Burton

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Lailure Beatrice Burton, age 66, was born April 4, 1954 and departed this life on November 9, 2020. Lailure graduated from Linden McKinley High School in 1972 where she was a part of the drill team. She retired from the City of Columbus Heath Department after 33 years of service to the WIC department. She… Read complete obituary here.

Corrine E. Tanner

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Corrine Elizabeth Tanner was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 5, 1948. She went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the age of 72. She was educated in the Licking Heights and Columbus Public School System where she was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated from… Read complete obituary here.

Deaconess June Elizabeth Williams

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Deaconess June Elizabeth Williams, age 75. Sunrise February 11, 1945 and Sunset November 10, 2020. Please revisit this page and pray for the Williams Family as they write the obituary for Deaconess June Williams. Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE… Read complete obituary here.

Wayne Eugene Smith, Sr


Wayne Eugene Smith was born February 3, 1949 to the parents of James William Smith and Melzetta (Roberts) Smith in Columbus, Ohio. He departed this life on Friday, November 6th, 2020 at Ohio State University Hospital (North) at 71 years of age. In his early years Wayne was a member of Refuge Baptist Church. He… Read complete obituary here.

Kenneth Smith, Jr


Kenneth Wayne Smith, Jr., a business owner and lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio died unexpectedly on November 9, 2020 at the age of 42. Kenneth was born to Sherry Malone-Hogue and Kenneth Smith, Sr on July 20, 1978. He is a graduate of Beechcroft High School. Kenneth was baptized in the name of Jesus while… Read complete obituary here.

William L. Douglas

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William L Douglas (Bill), age 64, was born on July 28, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Mary Douglas and Clyde Dalton. He was one of seven children. Bill transitioned on November 9, 2020 in the loving comfort of his home. He had a long battle with cancer, but he would not let go… Read complete obituary here.

Towana O’Bannon

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Towana Rene O’Bannon was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 16, 1957. She departed this life on October 27, 2020. Towana graduated with Honors at Linden McKinley High School after that she worked for Lucy Puppets over 15 years, and never missed a pay. Towana loved church, always willing to help in the kitchen when… Read complete obituary here.

Yao “Ezekiel” Ekoude Essy

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Yao “Ezekiel” Ekoude Essy was born December 21, 1989 and departed this earthly life on November 1, 2020. Ezekiel was born in the Republic of Togo to a Ghanaian mother in West Africa. He spent most of his life in Togo before moving to the United States in 2016. He is survived by an aged… Read complete obituary here.