William H. Hargrave

Son of the late Richard Polard and Mrs. Roberta Beatrice-Bouldin, William Henry Hargrave was born on April 27, 1956 in Baltimore City, Md. He departed this life on June 9, 2016, after a lengthy illness.

He graduated from Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore at the age of 19. He joined the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1989. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism after his honorable service with the military.

He was a long-time employee of the AFRO. He was married to Melissa (divorced) and shared a wonderful relationship with Ms. Sharon Wann (deceased), Ms. Deborah Tallie for 37 years and Ms. Marquise Goodwin. William made numerous friends wherever he went and will be sincerely missed by everyone who knew him. He was always a true friend, a big brother and the head of his family.

He leaves to mourn: his God-daughter Ameenah Vann Wilkins, four brothers – Rayvon Baxter, Thomas, Richard Hargrave (deceased), James Hargrave and nine sisters – Dolly Baxter (deceased, Jacksonville, N.C.), Louise Hall, Clara Lee, Eva Miller, Deborah Ulincy (Shenandoah, Pa.), Barbara Hall (Jacksonville, N.C.), Darlene Shaw, Denise Hargrave and Natasha Williams.

He also leaves Aunt Dorothy of Albany, Ga., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and the AFRO family.