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.

Jerry Nathaniel Broughton

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Mr. Jerry Nathaniel Broughton was born on August 14, 1957 in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was the second child born to the late Mr. Shadie A.Broughton and Pearl N. Jamison Broughton. Jerry spent his childhood in the rural area of Ruffin, SC (Indian Creek Community). His education began in Colleton County schools. He furthered his… Read complete obituary here.

Fidel Williams

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Fidel Jonathan Williams unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 who lived a healthy and strong life for 34 years. Fidel was born unto the union of mother, Sally Kemokai and deceased father, Retired Lt. General Samuel O. Williams Sr. in Mattru Jong, Republic of Sierra Leone at the UBC mission hospital on June… Read complete obituary here.

Jasmine Odor


Jasmine was born on November 10, 1989 in Columbus, Ohio to Beverly and Christian Odor. She transitioned from life on November 3, 2020 at the age of 30. Jasmine, affectionately known by many as “Jazz” or “J”, graduated from East High School and Devry University with an Associates Degree in Computer Technology in 2008. Jasmine… Read complete obituary here.

Shawn Underwood


Elder Shawn Kermit Underwood also known as Chops and Chopper City was born on March 27, 1977 to Donna Underwood and Kermit Blair in Columbus, Ohio. He was raised in Nelson Park Apartments. Shawn went home to be with the Lord and his loving mother Donna and grandmother Nancy Jane on November 6, 2020. Shawn… Read complete obituary here.

Sadie Lea Johnson

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Sadie Lea Johnson, age 70. Sunrise July 8, 1950 and Sunset November 3, 2020. PRIVATE Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, November 19, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. A MASK IS MANDATORY. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Offer Condolence for… Read complete obituary here.

Jeffrey T. Hairston

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Jeffrey T Hairston went to be with the lord Sunday November 01, 2020. He is proceeded in death by Grandmother Donna K Smith. Survived by parents Kimyahta and Jeffrey A Hairston, Sister Niyana L Hairston, Brother Javion A Hairston, Grandparents Tamara and Jeffrey Hairston and Mark Munnerlyn, Uncle Jajuan Hairston, Aunt Jasmine S Hairston and… Read complete obituary here.