Obituaries

Alberta Harrison, passed away February 24, 2014. She lived in the Akron community sixty-two years and a member of Heart of Christ Ministry. She was born February 14, 1906, to Wiley and Elizabeth Spiller. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; Odis, Earnest and Joe Spiller, two sisters; Violet Green and Mary …

Leslie Ruple was born on August 13, 1931, in Prattsville, Alabama, to Lillie B. Flaunker and John Jones, Sr. She went to her eternal rest on February 18, 2014.  Leslie was also known to most of us as “Granny.” She moved from Alabama to Akron, Ohio in 1969. Thereafter, she was employed by the YMCA …

Eleanor (Malone) Thomas, 92, went home to be with the Lord peacefully at Copley Health Center on Thursday, February 20, 2014.  She was born in Covington, Georgia June 17, 1921 to the late William and Hensie Malone.  The family relocated to Akron, Ohio when Eleanor was two. They united with Mt. Olive Baptist Church under …

Floyd Benjamin Roosevelt Curry was born on February 7, 1937 to proud parents Bishop John Henry Curry and Beatrice (Charlow) Curry of Abaco Bahamas. He was the tenth child out of eleven.  He attended Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida graduating top of his class. He then attended Florida A & M where he …

Minnie Marie Drone passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2014. Minnie was born November 6, 1927, in Russellville, Alabama, to the late Anthony and Mabel Hamilton. She married Leaston Drone in August of 1953 in Akron, Ohio. To their union, four children were born  Minnie was an excellent wife, mother and cook. She was …

Susan Yvette Hunter, 49, departed this earth to be with the Lord on February 15, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. She was born the oldest of four children to Mae “Vonne” Hunter on July 26, 1964.  Susan was a lifelong resident of Akron, Ohio graduating from Buchtel High School in 1981. Susan had a very vibrant …

Dorothy Mae (McGruder) Johnson left her earthly home for eternal life on February 27, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 9, 1924 in Akron, Ohio to the late Eugene and Wyoma McGruder.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Willmary Taylor and Barbara Jean Manley, brother, Bertrum C. …

Richard Allen Thomas, Sr. entered the world on January 21, 1947, son of the late Lela (Jones) and Mordis Thomas.  Richard transitioned from this earthly domain on February 25, 2014. Richard was a graduate of North High School’s class of 1965.  Voted most athletic of his Senior Class, Richard’s love of athletics never waned. Versatile …

Marilyn Thompson went home to be with the Lord on February 11, 2014. Marilyn Thompson was born December 7, 1955 in Miami Florida to the late Esmoline and Charlie Ellis. She was the eleventh of twelve children. At the age of 3, the family moved to Akron, Ohio where she attended Akron Public Schools. From …

Richard Culver, 66, went home to be with the Lord February 1, 2014. He was born in Akron, Ohio and attended Akron Public Schools. He was the son of Helton and Mildred Culver, who both preceded him in death. Richard worked at Little Tykes and retired early due to illness. Richard will be greatly missed …