Obituaries – Washington D.C.

  • Pocahontas S. Outlaw, Age 81

    On March 18, 2014 Pocahontas “Pokie” S. Outlaw passed away in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on August 2, 1932 to Kermit and Sarah Jane Edwards Swinson. In 1936 when Pocahontas was 4 years old, she moved to Washington, DC with her parents. Pocahontas attended ...

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  • Dr. Shelvie A. L. McCoy, 76

    Dr. Shelvie A. McCoy, 76, a D.C. Public Schools administrator for more than 20 years who had a leading role in efforts to prevent substance abuse, died March 4 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. Shelvie Anne Lee, a fourth generation Washingtonian, graduated from ...

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  • Benjamin S. Johnson

    Benjamin Scott Johnson was born April 1, 1928 in Perryman, Md. on the shores of the Susquehanna River. He was the son of James Arthur and Mayfield Peaco Johnson. He was the third of four siblings and was preceded in death by his brothers James and Garfield, and sister Olivia. Affectionately ...

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  • A. Knighton Stanley, 76

    Alfred Knighton (Tony) Stanley was born July 15, 1937 in Dudley, N.C. He was the youngest of five children of the Rev. Joseph Taylor Stanley and Kathryn Turrentine Stanley. It was in tiny Dudley at First Congregational Church and in the loving arms of his older sister, Joye, that he first ...

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  • Alameda T. Hansborough, 96

    Alameda T. Hansborough, a native of Washington, D.C. departed this life peacefully, with her son by her side, September 27, 2013. She was born to the late Hazel Alameda (Graham) and Leon Stanley Turner on July 26, 1917 at her grandparents’ home in Sheepsheadbay, Brooklyn, N.Y. She ...

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  • Robert Leroy Barnes, 88

    Robert Leroy Barnes affectionately known as “Roy” departed this life on October 9, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 88. Roy was born November 27, 1924 in Mecklenburg County, Va. to Joshua and Beatrice Barnes. Roy was one of twelve children. His parents, two ...

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  • Diane Jordan, 58

    On February 21, 2013, the Lord called Diane Jordan from her labor to reward. God blessed the late Emily and Silas Jordan Sr., with seven children. Out of the seven, the last born were a set of twin girls, Diane and Dinah, on June 15, 1954, in Washington, D.C. Three siblings, Janet, Bessie and ...

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  • Fred A. Brown El, 63

    Fred Allen Brown was born on June 8, 1950 in Washington, D.C., to the late Joseph and Edith Nicholas. On Feb. 21, 2013, he transitioned from his earthly life to his heavenly home. Fred was educated in the D.C. public school system. Fred continued his education at Suffield University and ...

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  • Howard C. Ury, 74

    Howard C. Ury was born and raised in Washington, D.C. along with his younger sister, Venessa. He was the only son of Howard N. and Ruth Wilkins Ury, who both preceded him in death. Howard attended D.C. public schools (Charles Young ES, Kelly Miller JHS, and Joel Elias Spingarn HS) from ...

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  • Ruth C. Hall, 93

    Ruth C. Hall died on March 4, 2013, after a long illness. She was 98 years old. Born on December 23, 1914, in Washington, D.C. to the late Mary F. Rose, she was an only child, with one first cousin, the late Albert Johnson, who she treated like a son. Upon entering her ninth decade […]

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  • Hilda O.L. Thomas, 85

    Hilda Odel Lewis Thomas was born in Washington, D.C. on June 11, 1927 to the late Deacon Edward and Deaconess Mary Lambert Lewis. She peacefully transitioned at home surrounded by her family on Jan. 30, 2013. As a child, Hilda was baptized Baptist and raised as a member of the Metropolitan ...

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