Obituaries

Annie Ree Watkins, 76 years old, went home to be with the lord January 27, 2015. She was born on June 6, 1938 in Marshallville GA. She was the tenth of eleven children born to Lester and Birder Blue. Annie moved to Akron, Ohio to pursue a career. She met a married Ceceil C. Watkins …

Hubert Earl Stinson was born on August 16, 1935 in Montgomery, Alabama.  He served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged.  He is preceded in death by his parents Ora and Golden Stinson; brother, Charles Henry Fitzpatrick; sisters, Althea Dorsey, Regina Carroll and Elizabeth Johnson; and his wife of 50 years Mattie …

LT. Col. (Ret.) Robert Arthur Carter “Bobby”

Robert A. Carter was born November 20, 1938 in Akron, Ohio and was the sixth child born to, Reverend Joseph and Zepha Muriel Carter. He had two brothers and three sisters, Claudia Carter, Rosalie Carter, Rudolph Carter, Joseph Carter Jr. and Beverly Bowles. Bob entered into eternal rest on January 25, 2015. He is preceded …

Debra Y. Vales, 60, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 22, 2015.  She was born March 31, 1954 in Winston Salem, North Carolina to the late Sam Hardy, Jr. and Sadie Mae Eccles.  She was currently an active and faithful member of Christ Is the Answer Ministries. She was preceded …

Julia (Burton) Green, 91, of Akron, Ohio peacefully departed this earthly life on January 22, 2015.  Daughter of the late Roy and Elaine Burton, she was a lifetime resident of Akron.  She retired in 1995 from the Hilton Inn West, Fairlawn.  She was a long time member of Akron Apostolic Temple, where she served faithfully …

Brenda Joyce (Ervine) Greer was born on May 19, 1949 to the late James Irvine and Gladys Miller.  She was a lifetime member of the Akron community, graduating from John R. Buchtel High School in 1968.  She worked as a surgery technician at St. Thomas hospital for many years before transitioning to Ohio Bell, now …

Mildred O’Faye Fuller, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on January 21, 2015. Mildred was born in Stonega, Virginia, May 9, 1933 to the late Edwin and Doll Giles and moved to Akron, Ohio at the age of 7 with her family, where she remained as a lifelong resident. “Faye” was a …

Geraldine Yvonne Gaines-Pritchett, 67, went home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2015. Gerri was born March 26, 1947 to the late Thornton (Doc) and Annie Gaines.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Albert Pritchett Sr, her brother Thornton E. Gaines Jr, and three sisters, Eva Gaines, Juanita Standifer, and …

Reverend Mrs. Fannie Mae Cotton Milbry was born September 23, 1933 to the late Booker T. Cotton, Sr. and the late Alva Mae Young Cotton in Clayton, AL.  She departed this life early Monday morning, January 12, 2015 at the Copley Health Center in Copley, OH. In 1951, Fannie graduated valedictorian from Bladen Central High …

It is with great regret that we announce the demise of our mother, friend, and counselor, Lillian Willis.  Lillian was born May 5, 1920 to the late Jessie and Ocie Boyd in Shawmut, Alabama. Her God-fearing parents instilled in her a strong sense of spirituality and responsibility.  As an adolescent Lillian accepted Jesus, and began …