Bettie Claire Thomas Withers, born December 20, 1946, died peacefully on December 26, 2015. The eldest of five born to Robert Claire and Exzenia Grace Thomas, Bettie was followed by her two sisters Claudette and Beverly, and her two brothers James and Michael. She was lovingly raised by her grandmother in Pelham, Texas. In 1965, she relocated to Minneapolis, … [Read more...]
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Jacqueline Jones Clark, age 70, of Minneapolis, MN passed away November 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Craig E. Clark. She will be missed by her sons, Gregory and Brent, as well as seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Memorial services were held at 10 am on Saturday, Nov. 14, at The Purpose Church … [Read more...]
One would be hard pressed to say anything bad about Rev. Noah Smith (1908-2015). He passed away September 24 at age 107 after a brief illness. His home-going service was held September 30 at Wayman AME Church in North Minneapolis. “I can’t imagine him being angry,” noted retired history professor Mahmoud El-Kati on Rev. Smith. Smith moved to the Cities in … [Read more...]
Vivret (Vi) Norman, age 99, of Mpls. passed away September 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three sisters and two brothers. He is survived by sons Paul (Lurline), Port St. Lucie, FL; Kendall (Filisha), Hamilton, OH; and daughter Marcia Murray, Bloomington, MN; his brother, Merle (Earnestine), Freeport, IL; eight grandchildren, eight great … [Read more...]
Victor Lee Propes passed away August 14, 2015 at his home in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 76. A memorial service, with military honors, was held at 2 pm on Saturday, September 5, at Henderson's Funeral Chapel in Iowa, located at 3500 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313. In addition, a tribute to Victor Propes was held at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, September 9 at Scratch Bar and … [Read more...]