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    Dr. Lawrence Bell Dies

    By AFRO Staff Dr. Lawrence Bell, Jr., who operated a successful dental office at the corner of Auchentoroly Terrace and Gwynns Falls Parkway in West Baltimore for decades and was patriarch of a political family,...

    Cardrienne Perrin Griffin, Well-Loved Baltimore Teacher, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Cardrienne Perrin Griffin was born on September 18, 1933, in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia State University in Elementary Education, in 1954, and later served...

    Sonia L. Hayes, Mother of Del. Antonio Hayes, Dies

    By AFRO Staff Sonia L. Hayes, the mother of West Baltimore Del. Antonio Hayes (D-40), died on April 3 at the age of 53. She was the third child of Mildred L. Frisby and the late...

    Rev. Dr. Theodore C. Jackson Dies at 84

    Rev. Dr. Theodore Clifton Jackson, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Gillis Memorial Christian Community Church, in the Park Heights community of Northwest Baltimore, died Feb. 17. He was 84. Jackson, the son of Rev. Theodore C....

    Laura Jude Gardner, Pioneering Engineer and Businesswoman Dies at 72

    Laura Jude Gardner, the second Black woman hired as a systems engineer at IBM in Baltimore and one of the founding members of the legendary Gatsby’s nightclub, died Jan. 5 at her Sutton Place...

    Frederick M. Tillman, Local Businessman Dies

    Frederick Michael Tillman, an entrepreneur in the medical field for several years, died on Christmas Day of congestive heart failure. He was 72. Tillman was born February 11, 1945, the oldest son of Frederick Thomas...

    Arthur Sherman Evans, Jr., Award Winning Educator Dies

    Arthur Evans, Jr., a long-time professor at Florida Atlantic University, who also served as the school’s chair of the Department of Sociology, died Dec. 11 after a prolonged battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer...

    Those We Lost in 2017

    Across the Nation Simeon Booker (1918-2017) Booker was a courageous and award winning journalist who put his life on the line to tell the story of Black America during the civil rights movement. (Photo credit: AFRO file...

    Carl Edward Murphy Smith, Father, Brother, Friend

    Carl Edward Murphy Smith, oldest great grandson of AFRO founder, John H. Murphy Sr., died Dec. 15 after a long illness. The Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate spent most of his career...

    Eva Frances Lockwood, 98

    Eva Frances Lockwood, the widow of the late Dr. William Lockwood, died after a prolonged illness on Aug. 4 at the age of 98. She was the mother of LaVerne Gaither and the late Deborah...

    William Cornish, Devoted Church Man, Dies at 76

    William Joseph Cornish died unexpectedly at the age of 76 on March 5 in Cambridge, Md. Cornish was born in 1940 to Naomi Stanley and Joseph Ulysses Cornish.  Third of four siblings, Cornish was reared...

    Lenora D. Ming-Cobb

    On Friday, February 3, 2017, Lenora D. Ming-Cobb, wife of the late Leroy Cobb, was called home to be with the Lord, one month shy of 103 years.  When she turned 100 on March...

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