Obituaries

Tyrone “Ty” Johnson

The spirit of the late Tyrone Johnson affectionately known as “Ty” was called home to eternal rest on May 17, 2015.  He was born on June 12, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and resided in Akron, Ohio. Ty was a loving, faithful, son, brother and friend.  His charm and smile  enlightened any moment.  As a loyal, …

Jean S. Nichols-Felton

Jean S. Nichols-Felton brightened this world on April 10, 1930.  Born to Lilla Bell Hayes and Eugene Nichols in Akron, OH.  Her beautiful light was extinguished on May 16, 2015 after a brief illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Akron, and class of 1949 graduate from Springfield High School.  She attended People’s Hospital Nursing …

Earl L. Milbry

Earl Levi Milbry, the son of the late Mayfield Milbry and the late Reverend Fannie Milbry, was born December 8, 1963 in Akron, Ohio.  He departed this earthly life and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday May 13, 2015, at the Carolinas Medical Center, Pineville, N.C. He was educated in …

Samuel J. Maze

Samuel J. Maze passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Although he was born in Massillon, Ohio on July 16, 1951, Sam spent most of his early and teen years in Canton, Ohio with his younger brother Harold and his parents Joseph and Mary Maze.  His father has predeceased him. After graduating from Canton …

Grady Norman, Jr.

Grady Norman, Jr., 69 went home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2015, after a long illness. He was born July 12, 1945 in Strong, Arkansas to Grady and Frances Norman, Sr.  Grady, known to his family and friends as “Bo Norman,” was one of six children (3 boys and 3 girls).  He …

Ada L. Walker

Ada Louise always called Louise by her family was the youngest of six children born October 7, 1932 in Akron, OH to the late Ellen and Fred Walker.  She grew up on Kelly Ave, and graduated from East High School.  She also attended Hammel Business College. She loved to crochet and could crochet everything from …

Robert A. Moore

Robert A. Moore was born in Akron, Ohio on October 24, 1925 to the late Clara B. Kirk and Augustus Moore. He matriculated through the Akron Public School system, graduating from East High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater, receiving an honorable discharge. He …

Mary C. Shumpert-Dokes

Mary Catherine Shumpert-Dokes, affectionately known as “Cat”, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 10, 2015 while at home in the presence of her loving family. She was born on December 22, 1931 in Fulton, Mississippi to the late Cornelius Stone and the late Benjamin Shumpert.  Mary moved to Akron at the age …

Sandra G. Marks

Sandra Marks was born February 9, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio to the union of Charles & Willie Mae Woodard. She graduated in 1976 from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Glenville United Presbyterian Church as a young girl in Cleveland. In 2000, she found her church home at First Apostolic Faith Church in Akron, …

Travis L. Wilson

Travis L. Wilson, 65, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015.  He was born January 27, 1950 to the late Sylvester and Elsie (Pruitt) Wilson. Travis proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He worked as a Station Manager for 36 years for the U.S. Postal Service.  He was a longtime member of …