Obituaries

Willie Mae McKenzie

Willie Mae McKenzie was born in Clayton, Alabama September 19, 1923 and departed this life on June 21, 2015. Upon departing this life, she joined her parents Otis and Vera McNabb; three brothers and two sisters. Willie became a resident of Akron in 1958. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.  …

Bishop Ellis D. McKenzie, Jr.

Bishop Ellis D. McKenzie went home to be with the Lord June 25, 2015. He was born December 23, 1930 to Ellis and Willie McKenzie in Louisville, Ala, one of thirteen children. He attended Alabama Public School and later was united in Holy Matrimony to Rebecca Lee (McKenzie) on July 31, 1948. One child was …

Earl McDonald, Jr. “Mac”

Earl McDonald Jr.  “Mac”, 65, passed away suddenly on June 23, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving wife.  Born in Huntsville, Alabama he had been a resident of this community for over 50 years.   He was a graduate of South High School.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force where …

Elder John C. Bell, Sr.

Elder John C. Bell, Sr., born January 31, 1937, to the late Willie H and Mamie Bell, made his transition to be with the Lord on June 18, 2015. He was founder and pastor of Greater St. Timothy Bible Way Church for over 40 years until retirement. He worked at Chrysler as an inspector layout …

Curtis L. James

Curtis L. James “Luckters”, 55, was born July 27, 1959 in Akron, OH.  He passed away on June 17, 2015.  He was preceded in death by his father, Peter J.; brothers, Frank and Jesse.  Curtis had been employed as an asbestos worker for many years.  He started boxing in his young years.  He then began training …

Ruby Golding

    Ruby Golding , 76, slipped away quietly from this world on June 16, 2015 at Akron City Hospital.  She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and had retired from First Merit Bank. She is survived by a host of family and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later …

Joseph E. Templeton

Joseph E. Templeton, 53, passed away June 16, 2015.  Service will be held Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home, 529 W. Thornton St., Akron, OH 44307, Pastor Willie Templeton officiating.  Friends may visit at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until time of service.  Condolences may be sent …

Reverend Elijah Dees

On June 13, 2015, Reverend Elijah Dees, 73, transitioned from time into eternity at his home with his wife, Flora by his side.  He was a native of Camden, Alabama.  During his adult years, he relocated to Akron, OH where he became a lifelong resident. He received his formal education from Camden Academy; later attended …

Iula A. Butler

Iula A. Butler, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother transitioned to GOD’s heavenly kingdom on June 12, 2015. Born September 27, 1925 in Pensacola, Florida, Mrs. Butler moved to Akron, Ohio in 1946 with her husband and children.  Mrs. Butler was a GOD fearing women and instilled in her children a strong foundation of Christian …

Keith Trice

Keith Jerome Trice was born to Mr. & Mrs. Larnell and Inez Trice on April 3, 1960 in Akron, Ohio.  He went home to be with his Heavenly Father on June 6, 2015. Keith was preceded in death by his parents; sister Charlotte Trice and brother Mark Trice. He is survived by his brothers, Raynard …