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This page will be used to inform you about descendants of the Rowan Family  who have been called home by Our Heavenly Father.  We will try to provide as much information as possible about arrangements and addresses where cards and other expressions of sympathy can be sent.  If you have information you wish to add to this page, please send it to my attention.   Thank you. 


Saturday, July 5, 2014 12:00 am

 

Samuel E. Kendall, 61, of Granger, Indiana, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born in Owensboro to the late Joseph N. and Mary Lee Kendall. He retired from Owensboro City Hall as a courier. He was a member of New Horizon Outreach Ministries in South Bend, Indiana. Samuel was a graduate of Owensboro High School, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team. He graduated from Paducah Technical College. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn Kendall; and two brothers, Herbert D. Kendall and Joseph V. Kendall.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories and mourn his loss, his wife, Janice Kendall; one daughter, April Leak; four grandchildren; one brother, Charles E. Kendall; two sisters, Retha F. Leak and Theresia L. Smith; two stepsons, DeWayne Shemwell and Quan Shemwell; two stepdaughters, Tammy Taylor and Erica Taylor; and four stepgrandchildren.

Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial is in Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. at the church. McFarland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.mcfarlandfh.com.


 Samuel E. Kendall
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Family: We mourn the loss of another link in our chain.

Richard Sutherland Sr
son of James & Katie Davidson Sutherland
grandson of Spencer & Fannie Rowan Suthrland
great grandson of Henry & Mary Munt Rowan
great great grandson of Harry & Catherine Rowan

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Richard Suttherland Sr., 80, of Owensboro departed this life Friday, March 21, 2014, at Owensboro Center Nursing Home.  He was a member of Fourth Street Baptist Church.  Richard retired from W.R. Grace Co. after many years of service.

He leaves to cherish his meories his wife, Etta Sutherland; two sons, Tracy Sutherland and Richard Sutherland Jr.; two daughters, Donna Gibson and Doris Sutherland; two stepdaughters, Judith Meriwether and Linda Long; one stepson, Alex Montgomery; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandcildren; three brothers, Freddie Carbon, William Carbon and Charles Carbon; three sisters, Clara Johnson, Jewell Williamson and Deborah Jones; one aunt, Marie Henderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McFarland Funeral Home.  Condolences may be made at www.mcfarlandfh.com.

 
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Family:
 
It is once again I bring you the sad news of the passing of one of the links in our chain, Angelo "AJ' Rue, Jr. AJ is the son of Nicole L. Lee and Angelo Rue Sr, he is the grandson of Robin Woodard, great-grandson of Beverly Hayden Woodard (Randle).
I ask you to lift the family up in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Adrian
 
 Funeral arrangements for Angelo "AJ" Rue Jr. 
 
Angelo "AJ" Rue, Jr made his peace with God on November 12, 2013, at 4:52 pm, in Woodbridge, VA. He was born August 12, 1998, in Libertyville IL, to Nicole Lynn Lee and Angelo Rue, Sr. AJ grew to be a loving son and brother. We will be remember as a intelligent, respectful, caring young man. A funny and mischievous boy. A beautiful red-hair baby.
 
AJ attended Woodbridge High School in Woodbridge, VA, where he lived with his father Angelo. He also attended  school in Greensboro, NC area where lived with his mother and sister, Amara Yvonne Lee. AJ was a member of the Woodbridge  "Warriors" track and field team.
 
 
He is survived by his mother Nicole Lynn Lee, father Angelo (Shannon) Rue, sister Amara Yvonne Lee, grandfather Robin Woodard, great-grandmother Beverly Hayden Woodard (Randle), Shirley Davis, grandmother Brenda Lee, uncles DayJohn and Roshad Woodard, Bruce Lee, aunt Amber. Great uncles Davey and Randy Woodard, great aunt Jacqueline Woodard-Smith. Very special aunt Heidi Pertell, Rae'Anna Wilson, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will greatly miss him.
He was proceeded in death by great-grandfathers Davey L. Woodard Sr, Nelson Davis, great-grandmother Marie Davis. 
AJ will always be remembered as intelligent, serious teenager, the fun-loving little brother and "that red-headed baby". He will be missed
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Michael Keith Hayden, Sr.

Died: Tue Jan 8, 2013

Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed Jan 16, 2013
Location:
STUART CHAPEL

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Thu Jan 17, 2013
Location:
First Baptist Church North

Michael was the son of Aurella Dee Jr. & Clarice Hayden, the grandson of Aurella Dee Sr. & Gracie Hayden, great grandson of Julia Rowan Hayden, and the great-great grandson of Henry Rowan & Mary Munt Rowan. The Rowan Reunion started in her honor in Sutherland Station, KY in 1896. Michael was also the great-great-great grandson of Harry & Catherine Rowan, the head of our family tree who we all descended from. We know that the loss of Michael hurts and that the family portrait has changed but know that he is in a better place with no more sorrow and no more pain.

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Gary Montez Thurman Sr.

October 17, 1946 - November 17, 2012

 

Gary Montez Thurman Sr. passed away November 17, 2012. He was born October 17, 1946, in Indianapolis. He attended Shortridge High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. He was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Zeta Epsilon Chapter. He served in the United States Navy 1964-1969 including a tour in Vietnam. He was a member of Second Christian Church. He was employed as a sounds engineer, and a computer, electrical technician.

He is survived by his former wife Cecelia Thurman, daughters: Monica Thurman-Burns, LaNette Thurman, and LaTresse Thurman-Reynolds, sons: Gary Thurman Jr (Nailet), LaMonte Thurman (Denise) and Chris Booth, sisters: Bobbye V. Brown (George), Etta Joan Ford, Saundra Custis (Dwight), Patricia Thurman, and Rose Tanner, brothers: Barry Bowles (Vivian) and Ike Bowles.

 

Funeral Information

Services will be held at Crown Hill Funeral Home, Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. with calling from 10:00 A.M. Omega Service from 12:15-12:45 P.M. Arrangements: Crown Hill Funeral Home.

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Julia "Peggy" McCrary


 
McCRARY, JULIA "PEGGY," 82, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

She was a member of Westwood Presbyterian Church, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and a graduate of Central High School Class of 1947.

Survivors: children, Michele "Micki" McCrary, Lynn McCrary, and Michael McCrary (Renee); grandchildren, Diallo Brooks, Montez McCrary- Holland, and Maiya McCrary; brothers, William L. "Pete" Shively (Lucille), Paul L. Shively (Gloria), and George Shively; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at her church, 4432 Greenwood Ave. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at A.D. Porter and Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. service will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Donations can be made to Harriett B. Porter Cancer Education & Research Endowment in care of the Brown Cancer Center, 529 S. Jackson St., Louisville, KY 40202.
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Angela D. Dawson


 
DAWSON, ANGELA D., 51, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011.

She was employed at Baptist East Hospital and a member of Christ the King Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard L. Dawson, Sr.

Survivors include her mother, Gloria Rowan Dawson; siblings, Marcia Dawson Ebbs (Peter William), Richard Lewis Dawson, Jr. (Kim), Kevin E. Dawson, Erica P. Dawson Naylor, Gregory A. Dawson (Opal); nephews, E. Blake Dawson, Irvin H. Naylor III, Isaac Naylor, Noah and Julian Dawson; nieces, Isabel Naylor, Lydia and Megdelawit Dawson.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at her church, 718 S. 44th St. with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St.

Expressions of sympathy to
American Cancer Society .

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William Hayden Bell 71, passed away September 21, 2010. He was employed for 30 years with Chrysler Corp. as a laborer. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Gloria L. Rowan Bell. Services will be held at 1 p.m. September 28, 2010 in Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals, with visitation there from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals. Family and friends may share an online condolence at: laveniasmithsummers.com

Please keep Gloria and her family in your thoughts and prayers.  Cards and letters may be sent to Gloria and the family at
3620 N. Layman Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46218
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William "Dollar Bill" Rowan, Sr., 65, of Owensboro, Kentucky died Friday, June 25, 2010, at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born on May 26, 1945 in Owensboro. He was a Machine Operator for Johnson Control and a farmer. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Chapel. He enjoyed farming, the Kentucky Derby and his kids and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Rowan; five sons, William "Chubby" Rowan of Phoenix, AZ, and William Rowan, Jr. (Krystal), Ken Rowan, Ricco Rowan and David LaRoche all of Owensboro; his parents, Ellis and Georgia Ann Rowan; two stepsons, Gary Shelton and Bryant Shelton both of Owensboro; many grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Rowan of Owensboro and four sisters, Patricia Mays of Owensboro, Brenda Duneghy of Evansville, IN, Angie Rowan Webb of Illinois and Cynthia Duneghy of Madisonville, KY.

Services are at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 602 Sycamore St. in Owensboro. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Prayers will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Online messages of condolence may be made at www.davisfuneralhome.com.
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Its with deepest regret and sadness to inform you that Kendall Lamont Russell; passed away early this morning. He was, and will remain, the beloved son of Donald and Shirley Russell; the brother of Kevin Russell; husband of Anna and father of Angel, Paolo and Mateo...
 
There will be a memorial service at 2 pm Sunday June 6th, 2010 at Christians United Church at Soldiers' Memorial Chapel (Ft. Harrison)
5626 E. Lawton Loop Dr. Indidnapolis, IN 46216.
 
Please keep Donald, Shirley, Anna and the boys in your prayers.
 
Richard L Rowan
 

Memorial for Richard L Rowan

Born in Owensboro on Oct. 16, 1951
Departed on Feb. 13, 2010 and resided in Owensboro, KY.
Visitation: Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 & Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Service: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Cemetery: Resurrection Cemetery
 

  
Richard L. Rowan, 58 of Owensboro, KY passed away February 13, 2010 at Regional Medical Center. Born October 16, 1951 to Eillis & Georgia Hayden Rowan, in Owensboro, KY. Formerly worked for Glenmore Distillery & was a Veteran of the US Army, Vietnam War. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Chapel. He enjoyed working on cars & tinkering.

Was preceded in death by a brother; Ellis Rowan Jr. & sisters Katherine (Kit) Rowan, Anna Marie Rowan, & Thelma Bernice Rowan.

Surviving are his children Jason & his wife Kristin Rowan, of Lewisport, KY, & Holly Rowan of Maceo, KY, parents; Ellis & Georgia Hayden Rowan, 5 grandchildren, siblings; William Rowan & Kenneth Rowan, & Ms. Patricia Mays, all of Owensboro, KY, Ms. Brenda Duneghy of Evansville, IN, Mrs. Angela Webb of Bellville, MO, and Mrs. Cynthia Jean Duneghy of Madisonville, KY, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10:30am Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Chapel, 602 Sycamore St. Visitation will be Tuesday 5:00pm- 8:00pm and Wednesday 8:30am-10:00am at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home. Prayers will be at 6:00pm Tuesday. Father Josh McCarty will officiate.

Burial will follow the services at Resurrection Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by VFW POST #696 Honor Guard.


Online condolences may be left at www.haleymcginnis.com

 
 
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December 13, 2009

 
Kenyatta D. "Fat Boy" Forrest 34, Indianapolis, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009. He is survived by his parents, Erskine Forrest, Cheryl Thomas Thompson, daughters, Cherrish and Da'nyia Forrest, sons, Kemani Forrest and Deasmon McNeal, sisters Gwendolyn R. Forrest, Melanie R. Thomas, niece, Kaylin Warren, nephew, Bryce Thomas and grandmothers, Georgia L. Thomas, Gwendolyn Williams. Services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009, 1 p.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 East 29th Street. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home. Online condolences at: www.williamsandbluitt.com

July 30, 2009
Mildred E. Watson Wimsatt 79, Indianapolis, Indiana, died July 23, 2009. She was a payroll clerk 42 years at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Mrs. Wimsatt was a member of Mt. Paran Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2009 in the Chapel of Peace at Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals, with calling there from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, John T. Wimsatt, Wayne Wimsatt; brother, John W. Watson; grandchildren; great-grandchild; other relatives and friends. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Lavenia, Smith and Summers Home for Funerals. Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: laveniasmithsummers.com 

Dr. Andrew White Morton

 
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Saturday, June 06, 2009 Graveside Memorial Services for Dr. Andrew White Morton, 87, of Paducah, Ky., will be at Maplelawn Cemetery on Monday, June 8, 2009, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Rita Story officiating.

Dr. Morton died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Western Baptist Hospital.

He was born in Madisonville, Ky., on Aug. 24, 1921, to the late Clifford M.H. Morton Sr. and Myrtle White Morton. He graduated from Central High School in Louisville, Ky., the University of Louisville, Louisville Municipal College (which was a division of the University of Louisville), Louisville, Ky., and in 1945 received his D.D.S. at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tenn.

Dr. Morton served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps from 1943 to 1945. He was instructor at Meharry Medical School from 1945-1946. He first established private dental practice in Paducah from 1946-1949. In 1949-1951 he served as captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Ft. Riley, Kan., and was later sent to Pusan, Korea. Upon his return to Paducah in 1951, he established his practice and retired after 50 years of service on Dec. 31, 1995.

While at Meharry Medical College, he met and married the love of his life and life partner of sixty-three years. They had two lovely children who preceded them in death: Lucia Diane Moorman and Clifford Morton.

He was a member of Burks Chapel A.M.E. Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; served on the Board of Regents at Kentucky State University and on numerous boards and organizations. He was a great sportsman and golfer.

He is survived by his wife, Florence B. Morton; two grandchildren, Jessica Diane Moorman of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Clifford Harrison Morton III of Lexington, Ky.; and two sisters, Lois Williams and Gloria F. Stewart of Chicago, Ill.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Mundy Funeral Home.

Dr. Andrew Morton is the father-in-law of  Ms. Valerie Rowan Morton.  Please offer your prayers and condolances on her lost and heavans gain.

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Willie Mae Wimsatt, 81, departed for glory peacefully on May 16, 2009. She was born July 20, 1927, to the late William "Sonny" and Ernestine Crowe Watson.
She was a member of Tenth Street Baptist Church for many years. She was a tough cookie and overcame numerous bouts with her ailments. May 16, she stopped fighting to rest. Willie Mae enjoyed life. Her children and grandchildren contributed great joy to her later years. She was loved beyond expression by her family.
She leaves to cherish her memories three sons, Charles (Paulette) Howell, John (Gloria) Winstead and Ronnie Johnson, all of Owensboro; a daughter Sharon (Carl) Thomas, Shelbyville; grandchildren, Andrea "Shun" (Brian) Berry, John (DaBonna) Winstead Jr., Latasha (Jerry) Fletcher, Shawna (Chico) Hanley, James Winstead, Camesha Jackson, Sanchez Johnson, Lynette Bailey, Carl Hudson, Tiffany Riley, Antonia Carbon, LaQuinya (William) Johnson, LaRon Johnson, Robert Smith, RuNisha and Ariana Winstead; great-grandchildren, Xaviana, Iesha, Jayon, Darrien, KeShaun, NaKalah, Willie, JaJuan, Noriah, Chico Jr., Caprice, Cameron, Jamen, Bra'san, Tra'san, Xavier, Cain, Jazlyn and Kaden; a sister, Mildred Wimsatt; and a brother, John (Elizabeth) Watson both of Indianapolis. A special cousin, Jean Ann Webb, Winnetka, Calif.; and two fantastic friends, Ms. Mary Louise November and Mary Glory Williams; six nieces; 13 nephews and a host of cousins and friends.
Praise and blessing from the family to Jackie Wimsatt and Gloria Winstead for going above and beyond. Special thanks to the Newburgh Healthcare staff.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Glenn Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Holmes officiating. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at
www.glennfuneralhome.com.
John E. Hatchett
John E. Hatchett
Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
John E. Hatchett, 82, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at Golden Living Center-Brentwood in Evansville, IN.  John was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Owensboro. He was the son of Edward and Mary Frances Hatchett. He was an Army and Air Force veteran and loved sharing his military stories. He received the Victory Medal in World War II and the Korean War, and other honors.

John is survived by a daughter, Carol Hatchett; a stepdaughter, Monique Moorman; granddaughters Diane Yvonne Hatchett and Yvette Tarver (Alonzo); grandsons Trent and Brent Hatchett; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and caregivers Geneva Baltzell and James "Tag" Kemp.

Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at
Mason Brothers Memorial Chapel, 
1001 Lincoln Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
with the Rev. Kent Hite officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted. Visitation is after noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Special thanks to the Veteran's Clinic, Dr. Digavalli, Donna and Carver Day Care Staff.

Yvonne Hatchett has asked that we pray for their family during this time of sorrow.  We are a family that believes in prayer and  know that "Our Father" will provide comfort to them as He has promised in His word. 
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Lee Chester Mae Crump


 

 

 
Lee Chester Mae Crump, 95, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at home. She was born in Owensboro to the late Taylor and Laura Howell Dixon. She was a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the Senior Choir, Mothers Board and Willing Workers. She was a former member of the Green River District Association of Kentucky. Her husband, James Robert Crump; and two sons, Samuel Lee and William Ray Winstead, preceded her in death.

Survivors include five sons, James Winstead of Macon, Ga., Walter (Jaunita) Winstead of Owensboro, Wilbur (Sally) Winstead of Owensboro, Bruce Winstead of Owensboro and Lawrence Winstead of Las Vegas; three daughters, Bettye Burns, Gloria Horne and Sara (Charles) Grundy, all of Owensboro; 51 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; six stepsons, James Crump Jr., Lee Crump, the Rev. Harold Crump, Bruce Crump, the Rev. Barry Crump and Dale Crump; a stepdaughter, Azalene Madison; several stepgrandchildren; and two faithful and dedicated caregivers, Teresa Hall and Anthony Howard.

Mrs. Crump  was the oldest member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church.  She was a true worker ... a servant of the Lord.  Her efforts helped the chruch grow and expand as a result of her labor and financial contributions.  She was loved by many and will be missed dearly.  A loving person who will be remembered for her faith in God and belief that He still answers prayers.  Those who know her and believe in Christ will see her again .... what a glorius day that will be. 
Biography
Thomas "Mike" Costley
June 05, 1956 - January 31, 2009




Full Name: Thomas "Mike" Costley
Date of Birth: June 05, 1956
Date of Death: January 31, 2009
Country of Birth: United States
Place of Birth: Indianapolis, IN
Place of Death: Tampa, FL
Biography:

Thomas M. Costley , the son of Lucille Shively, was born and schooled in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He began his professional work experience for the FBI in Washington, D.C.  While working in Washington and living in Alexandria, Virginia he attended Northern Virginia Community College. 

 

Thomas then moved back to Indiana and completed the State Police Academy.  The next 8 years he worked out of the Indianapolis Post, and was soon elevated to the rank of Sergeant. 

 

“Mike” then changed employment paths and decided to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.  He began working as Laundry Manager in Louisville, Kentucky.  Upon transferring from Hyatt Louisville, Thomas worked at Hyatt hotels in various cities such as St. Louis, Missouri; New York City, New York; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Rochester, New York.  Thomas Costley retired from his hospitality management career as the Director of Employee Benefits for over 40,000 employees at the corporate office with Hyatt Hotels in Chicago, Illinois.

 

After a successful career Thomas Costley began service with Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL.  In 2004 he was ordained as a Deacon. 

 

In 2007, Thomas moved to Tampa, Florida to be closer to his daughter, grandchildren, cousin, and other family.  

Please keep Lucille, Pete and the family in your thoughts and prayers.     

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Reynolds, Kirsten E.

October 12, 2008
Kirsten Elaine Reynolds 20, Indianapolis died Wednesday October 8, 2008. Survivors include her son, Jalen Robert Reynolds; her parents, Michael Dwayne Reynolds and MonDona Latresse (Thurman) Reynolds; and her sisters, Courtney Rey Reynolds and Camille Latresse Reynolds.  Kirsten is the  granddaughter of Montez Thurman. Lift up the family and keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at Allen Chapel AME Church 627 East 11th Street, with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Crown Hill Funeral Home, condolences at www.crownhill.org

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Paul Alvin Randle

 

September 09, 2008 10:50 am

Paul Alvin Randle, 95, of Danville, completed his earthly journey at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at his residence. He was born Aug. 23, 1913, in Paris, Tenn., the son of Fulton and Eula Wilkins Randle. He was formerly married to Daisy Laster, Evelena Jackson and Arletta Smith. They preceded him in death. Paul later married B. Rose Hayden (Beverly Hayden Woodard). He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of Danville. Two daughters: Carolyn (Millege) Williams and Janet Randle, both of Danville. Four stepsons” Charles Brooks Jr. of Florida, Davey Woodard Jr. of Pomona Calif., Robin Woodard of Indianapolis and Randy Woodard of Champaign. Two stepdaughters: Dorothy Carter and Jacqueline Woodard-Smith, both of Danville. A sister: Opal (Amos) Williams of Danville. 28 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren. Special nephew: Larry McGee and special niece: Myra Washington, both of San Francisco, Calif. A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and a grandchild.
Paul attended school in Henry County Training School in Paris, Tenn. He later moved to Danville and attended Danville public schools. He was raised by Laura Lee in the main house of the colored children home until he was 18. He went to work for A.D. Hayes delivering groceries. Paul later worked as a chef at Lakeview Hospital. He retired from General Motors. He was a member of Rowan Family reunion and Hayden Phelps reunion. He was a member of UAW Local 579. Paul was a lifetime member of Allen Chapel AME Church. He enjoyed reading the Bible. He was a pastor’s Steward for more than 50 years and then later Stewart Emeritus. Paul enjoyed shopping (known as Danville’s best dressed man), cooking, and an avid Chicago Cubs fan from its inception and a L.A. Lakers fan. During his latter years, Paul traveled extensively. He visited the Holy Land. He cruised the Caribbean passing through the Panama Canal. He flew to New Zealand and he cruised to Ensenada Mexico, via way of Bora-Bora, French Society Island and Hawaii. He cruised to Alaska, highlighted with a “dog sled ride.” He took a helicopter ride deep into the Grand Canyon. Ending his travel with a flight to Istanbul Turkey. Cruising the Riviera to Barcelona. Spain, continuing through Gibraltar and crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Miami for his last cruise. He rode a camel and visited the wilderness.
Home going celebration will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at Allen Chapel AME Church, 503 N. Jackson. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Pastor Arthur Cortez. Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., is in charge of arrangements.

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