Obituaries

Carrie Belle (King) Scott

Carrie Belle (King) Scott departed this life, Saturday, August 1, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 23, 1933 in Murfreesboro, TN to William and Carrie King. She was educated in the public schools in Murfreesboro and graduated from Holloway High School.  She attended Tennessee State University. Carrie Belle (King) Scott …

Karole (Neal) Foster-Ford

Karole Neal Foster-Ford made her transition from this earth on Thursday, July 30, 2015. surrounded by her loving family.  Born November 10, 1942 with twin sister Karen she lived in Akron, Ohio all of her life.  Karole retired from Akron Summit County Public Library Maple Valley Branch after 30 years of service Where the Children …

Ruth Hatter

Ruth Ellis Greene Hatter was born September 12, 1930 to the late Oscar and Eldora Greene County, Georgia.  She came to Akron, Ohio at an early age and eventually was married to the late Jesse Hatter, Sr.  They were blessed with one beloved son, Jesse Hatter, Jr. Ruth was formerly employed at the M.O’Neil Company …

Russell Taylor Putnam, Jr. “Big Russ”

Russell Putnam Jr. went home to be with the Lord on July 22, 2015, where he will reunite with his mother Margaret “Teddy” Putnam and Grandmother Ernestine “Mama Stine” Bryant. He was born on May 29, 1957 and grew up in Ravenna, Ohio and became a tall and handsome man like his father Russell Putnam Sr. …

David Michael Robinson, Sr.

David Michael Robinson, Sr. was born in Akron, Ohio on March 19, 1952 to Samuel L. Robinson, Sr. and Lula Robinson. David was called home on July 26, 2015. David began his career at Tesco in Ravenna Ohio; and was a welder for various companies throughout Ohio. David had a relationship with the Lord; and …

Mae B. Williams

Mae B. Williams was born June 27, 1930 to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Harris who preceded her in death. Mae was a member of Antioch Baptist Church for over 50 years. She retired from JoAnne Fabrics after 20 years of service. She was a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hunger Center for 25 years giving over …

Mable R. Drake

Mable Rogers Drake was born to the late Amy Wims and Ras Rogers on May 22, 1931 in Bladon Springs, Alabama. Mable graduated from South High School, she continued her education at the University of Akron with an Associate degree in Social Work.   She continued her career at Western Reserve Hospital until retirement; but it …

Doris Jean France

Doris J. France Doris was born June 12, 1942 in Hopkinsville, KY to the late Solomon Major, Sr. and Lillie Major. She went home to be with the Lord on July 22, 2015. Doris believed in God at an early age. She attended The Children of I AM Church (Metaphysical Church). Doris’ real passion was …

Yolanda Louise Johnson

Yolanda was born in Akron, Ohio on December 27, 1956 to Jaqueline E. Whatley and Eddie Davis Sr. She was a lifetime resident of Akron, Ohio. Yolanda attended South High School and was a great Homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially her grandchildren. Her hobbies were texting, cooking at midnight …

Robert Henry Pridgen, Sr.

Robert Henry Pridgen, Sr., “Bobby”, began his life journey on October 1, 1947 in Richlands, Virginia.  He peacefully transitioned to his heavenly home on July 20, 2015 at Kent Healthcare Center in Kent, Ohio.  Bobby attended Tazwell County High School, where he was the star running back for the football team.  He served in the …