Obituaries

Ardella (Sadler) Nelson, 80, of Akron went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on October 26, 2014.  She was born April 23, 1934 to the late Pastor Beverly and Annie Mae Sadler and was a lifelong resident of Akron. She was educated in Akron Public Schools.  She accepted Christ at an early age under …

Mildred Atkinson was born on October 12, 1931 to the late Rev., Waymon Sr. and Curmilo (Hall) Atkinson; she was the third child of six children. Mildred attended Akron Public school and graduated from South High. After high school she met and married Melvin Thomas. She was employed as a bookkeeper for 15 years. She …

Ora Gulledge-Howard was born on September 12, 1937, In Memphis, TN., to the late Rev. Jesse and Doretha Gulledge. The family later moved to Akron, OH in 1944. Ora confessed her belief in Christ at an early age. She graduated from South High School in 1956, after graduating she went on to secure her LPN …

Deacon Hosea Howard, “Heavy” or “Pop”, 98 years old went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Hosea was born the fifth child to the late Edwin and Ella Mae (Davis) Howard on January 3, 1916 in Troup County, GA. He married Katie Mae Walker on September 20, 1938 they were …

Martha was born July 10, 1932 in Cherokee County, AL to the late Lyge and Lillie Southerlin.  She attended school in an old Baptist church throughout her childhood.  She then went on to marry Gene Johnson, had her children and began to travel throughout the United States; and found that traveling and seeing the beauty …

Evelyn Jean McKenzie, affectingly known as (“Baby”) age 68, Dallas, Texas went home to be with the Lord on Monday October 13, 2014, after a long battle with breast cancer. Born September 26, 1946 in Akron Ohio, to Lilly Ruth Morton and Cleveland Grover Hargrove. Evelyn was a beloved Mother, Sister and friend to many. She …

Maidie Smith age 83 went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2014 surrounded by family.  She will be greatly missed by family and many friends. She was born September 7, 1931 in Tuskegee, AL. and lived in Akron, OH for the past 24 years. Maidie was preceded in death by sister Beulah …

John Otis Jordan age 63, passed away on October 6, 2014. John was born April 16, 1951 in Akron, OH. He was the youngest of Loretta and Willie Jordan’s four children. John attended Akron Public Schools and graduated from South High School. John was enlisted in the U.S Army and was honorably discharged in 1972. …

Anna Louise Butler (Hord) was born in Akron, Ohio to the late Thomas Henry and Georgianna Hord on May 31, 1926. Anna showed a love for piano and began playing at the age of 7. She became so good at it that by the age of 13 she began playing at Wesley Temple A.M.E. Zion …

Dr. Mary A. Harper, born Junes 22, 1947 the eldest of five children to Adam and Rosa Lee (Beasley) Henderson in Montgomery, AL. In 1948, her family moved to Akron, Ohio where Mary attended the Akron Public Schools and graduated from South High school. After graduation Mary attended The University of Akron studying and earning …