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Obituaries - Washington D.C.

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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....

    Thelma L.J.V. Groomes, 100

    Thelma Lucille Jarmon Vass Groomes was born Jan. 3, 1911, in Kinston, N.C. An only child, she was born to Ozias “Rev. Otis” Jarmon and Cora Becton Jarmon. She grew up in Washington, D.C. As...

    Jessie S. Thomas, 100

    Jessie Shorter Thomas was a proud and witty fourth- generation Washingtonian. On Sept. 16, 2010, she was blessed to celebrate her 100th birthday. Jessie’s life journey began Sept. 16, 1910. She was the fourth...

    James Nero Remembered as Energetic, Dedicated Leader

    James Nero may not have been on the front pages of the District's newspapers or a television star but he made a profound impact in his community and his church. Nero, a resident of the...

    Otto Ungar, 84

    Otto Ungar, 84, died Jan. 1 in Washington, D.C. He was born Feb. 27, 1927, to the late Gertrude and Herman Ungar in Vienna, Austria. His parents divorced before he departed for America. His...

    Thomas A. Hart Sr., 94

    Thomas A. Hart Sr., 93, former professor and athletic coach at Howard University and executive at Westinghouse Electric Corporation died at the Residences at Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 5. Mr. Hart...

    Katherine H. Martin, 98

    Mother Katherine H. Martin daughter of the late Herman and Elizabeth Taylor of Washington, DC, after a long battle with multiple illnesses went to sleep in Jesus, Nov. 21, 2012. Katherine was born April...

    Alice Johnson, 79

    Alice Perry Johnson was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Newark, N.J. She passed away Feb. 26 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. Alice was orphaned at an early age and along with her...

    Mildred H. Blackwell, 92

    Mildred Hayes Blackwell was born to the late Annie Hayes Dade and James Dade on June 26, 1919 in Richmond, Va. At age 5, she and her family moved to Baltimore, Md., where Mildred continued...

    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...

    Trailblazing Civil Rights Lawyer, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Dies at 104

    By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Dovey Johnson Roundtree, one of the few African-American women lawyers who broke down barriers in law during the mid-20th century died in Charlotte, North Carolina May 21. Roundtree was...

    Joyce E. Gainey, 45

    Joyce Ellen Gainey was born on August 22, 1966 at Freeman’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. Joyce was the youngest child born to Jerome and Catherine Gainey. Joyce attended Smother’s Elementary, Kelly Miller Junior High and...

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