Obituaries – Baltimore

  • Ardis Ocelia Watkins

    Ardis Ocelia Watkins, daughter of the late Thomas and Dora Buckson, was born in Chester, South Carolina, one of seven sisters and brothers. Ardis Buckson moved to Baltimore City to start her adult life. Here she met and married the late Norbon Lafond in 1939 and from this union they were ...

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  • Carl Merton Adair

    Once hailed as an “Outstanding Young Man in America,” Dr. Carl Merton Adair died Jan. 20. Dr. Adair paved the way for excellence in industrial arts in public school and on a college level, having chaired departments at Patterson Junior High School and Coppin State College. His hard work earned ...

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  • Thomas Christopher Jones

    Thomas Christopher Jones was born in Columbus, Ohio, the second of four children. In 1948, Thomas met and married Lillian Campbell, his wife of 66 years and had four children. Jones’ early years were spent working on his family’s farm and attending school in Grove City, Ohio. With the help of a ...

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  • Mildred “Henry” Louise Miller Pettit

    Mildred “Henry” Louise Miller Pettit was born on April 20, 1925 in Rutherfordton, North Carolina to the late Garland Miller and Hattie Forney Miller. She was the youngest of eleven children: Lester, JT, Lonnie, Helen, Viola, Elvee, Florence, Emma, Irene and Idessa – all preceded her in ...

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  • Iris Wicks Lloyd

    Sadly on Friday January 16, 2015, Iris Wicks Lloyd slipped peacefully away at the age of Ninety-Five (95). She was residing at the New Life Healthy Living, Assisted Living facility. Iris was born March 28, 1919 in Baltimore Maryland. She was the oldest of two (2) children (Andrew Jr.) born to ...

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  • Cora Porter

    Born Cora Lee Williams in Baltimore, MD on July 14, 1930 to Noco Cleveland Williams and his wife Myrtle Viola Williams (nee Johnson) Mrs. Porter was a resident of Glen Burnie for the past 59 Years. A 1952 graduate of Coppin State University with a B.S. in Education, she would later receive her ...

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  • Quinton Bernard Wilkes, Ph.D

    Dr. Wilkes was born in Washington, DC, and grew up and attended public schools in High Point, North Carolina. A 1963 graduate of Morgan State University, he was a devoted member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and several other distinguished honor societies. Additional highlights ...

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  • Rev. Dr. Charles M. Franklin, Sr.

    Services of remembrance for the Rev. Dr. Charles M. Franklin Sr., begin with public viewing, 4 to 6:30 p.m., a musical tribute, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Nov. 14 at Ray of Hope Baptist Church, of which he was founder and most recently, pastor emeritus. Observances continue with a wake at 10 a.m. and ...

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  • BCTT Loses Visionary and Leader James C. Stokes

    James C. Stokes, some years ago, saw a need for Baltimore residents who were in any kind of family transition to have the mental, emotional and even physical support needed for successful relationships. With his own support system, he helped to establish the Building Communities Today for ...

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  • Henry Harold Jones

    Henry Harold Jones, the son of the late Timothy Jones and Viola Mack Jones-Evans, graduated from high school in Berkeley County, S.C. and then enlisted in the Air Force and served for 20 years. He earned numerous awards and did two tours in Vietnam before retiring in 1976. Following that he ...

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  • Life Celebration for Edith Cooper, 82

    Children who went to school in South Baltimore, in the neighborhood of Barre and Russell Streets, were safeguarded against traffic under the watchful eye of Edith H. Cooper, who performed that service from 1954 to 1972. According to family members, she was one of Baltimore’s first ...

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