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obituaries Services were held


Mary Francis Gaddis


for Mary Francis Gaddis Aug. 12 at Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. Micheal Andrew Owens officiat- ing. Ms. Gaddis, 82, died Aug. 6.


She was born Aril 10,


1929 in Wedowee, Ala. and educated in the We- dowee public schools.


After high school, she


moved to Detroit, and was employed at General Motors’ Fisher Body Plant for several years. She also volunteered at Holy Cross Hospital.


She was an active


member of Bethel Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teach- er. She also loved helping the Boy Scouts.


She is survived by her


son, Jimmie; grandchil- dren, Joy and Dennoris; four great-grandchildren;


four great-great-grandchil- dren; sisters, Betty Mayes and Jimmie Rogers; brother, Raymond Marsh; and many others.


Interment was at Trin-


ity Cemetery. Arrangements were


handled by Swanson Fu- neral Home.


James Woodard Services were held for


James Woodard June 28 at First Baptist Church of Ecorse with Rev. Alfred L. Davis officiating. Mr. Wo- odard, 74, died June 20.


He was born March 7,


1937 in Winston Salem, N.C. and graduated with honors


from Louris


High School. He subse- quently joined the Armed Forces where he served as a medic. After his dis- charge, he moved to River Rouge.


He was employed at


Great Lakes Steel for 38 years, rising to the posi- tion of millwright manag- er.


Mr. Woodward was an


avid reader, reading two to three newspapers a day.


He married his wife,


Cornelia, on Oct. 2, 1971. He is survived by his


wife, Cornelia; daughters,


Donna Davis, Melody Woods and Donna Mitch- ell; grandsons, Dorian and Donovan; sisters, Beatrice Epps and Vera DeWitt; brothers, Howard and Tony; and many others.


Interment was at Wood-


mere Cemetery. Arrangements were


handled by Stinson Fu- neral Home.


Roland Harper Services were held for


Roland Harper July 8 at New Life Family Church, with Rev. Welton T. Smith IV, officiating. Mr. Harper, 72, died July 3.


He was born Dec. 13,


1938 in Highland Park and educated in the Detroit Public Schools System. He graduated from Miller High School in 1957. He subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army.


An avid book lover, Mr.


Harper read relentlessly. His love of continuing ed- ucation motivated him to enroll in college classes, often just for the sake of learning something new.


He was also a sharp


dresser with a meticulous sense of style.


He was an active


member of New Life Family Church, where he was a committed deacon.


He is survived by his


wife, Deborah; children, Denise, Derrick and Ro- lando; seven grandchil- dren; one great grandson; and many others.


Interment was at Elm-


wood Cemetery. Arrangements were


handled by Stinson Fu- neral Home.


Gymme Griffin-Hardy Services were held


for Gymme Griffin-Hardy Aug. 15 at New Bethel Baptist Church. Mrs. Grif- fin-Hardy, 74, died Aug. 8.


She was born June 23,


1937 in Carthage, Miss., and educated in the River Rouge public school system. She subsequent- ly attended Lewis Busi- ness School.


She was active in the


community, and loved dancing and skating.


She worked at Market


Basket in Palmer Woods, and was later employed by Louis the Hatter, then Burlington Coat Factory and finally Men’s Ware- house until her retire- ment.


She married Charles


Hardy on July 4, 1981. She is survived by her


daughter, Tenecia Mans-


field; stepchildren, Dana, Mark and Charles; sis- ters, Myrna Griffin, Sonja Holston and Carol Page; brothers, King, Errol and Dole; and many others.


Interment was at Elm-


wood Cemetery. Arrangements were


handled by Swanson Fu- neral Home.


THE MICHIGAN CHRONICLE Obituaries Roger Stinson Services were held for


Roger Stinson, Jr. June 22 at People’s Commu- nity Church with Rev. Dr. Martin E. Bolton officiat- ing. Mr. Stinson, 81, died June 14.


He was born April 2,


1930 in Dayton, Ohio, and educated in the Ohio schools. He later pursued training in theology.


Mr. Stinson was a min-


ister at the World Peace Tabernacle Church in Zenia, Ohio before moving to Detroit in 1965. He was employed by the Detroit Meat Packing House and General Motors. He re- tired from People’s Com- munity Church.


He married Dorothy


Cowan on Aug. 21, 1970. He is survived by his


wife, Dorothy; sons, Roger and Kenneth; stepdaugh-


ters, Patricia and Ros; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and many others.


Interment was at


United Memorial Gardens in Plymouth.


Arrangements were


handled by Stinson Fu- neral Home.


Edna Taylor Services were held for


Edna Taylor Aug. 12 at the Open Door COGIC. Mrs. Taylor, 81, died Aug. 4.


She was born Oct. 3,


1929 and educated in the Detroit Public Schools.


She was employed by


the Detroit Board of Edu- cation for 25 years.


She was married to the


late James Martin Taylor for 47 years.


Mrs. Taylor was an


active member of Bethes- da Christian Church, and then of Open Door COGIC.


She is survived by


her children, Anthony, Clark, Robert Lee, Willie and Edna; many grand-


children and great-grand- children; a sister, Helen White; and many others.


Interment was at Lin-


coln Memorial Park Cem- etery.


Arrangements were


handled by Swanson Fu- neral Home.


Allie Owens Services were held for


Allie Owens June 27 at Stinson Funeral Home with Rev. Cleo T. Wade of- ficiating. Mrs. Owens, 92, died June 8.


She was born July 27,


1918 in Rockmart, Ga., and later moved to Detroit to find work. She began working in the laundry industry.


She married Lodie


Owens in 1966. She is survived by her


sister, Essie Watkins; great nieces and nephews Ayanna Watkins, Lectrica McDowell, Jaekwon Wat- kins and Annaya Watkins;


Services were held for


and many others. Interment was at De-


troit Memorial Park West. Alberta Coates


Alberta Coates June 8 at Stinson Funeral Home. Mrs. Coates, 96, died May 31.


She was born Sept. 3,


1914 in Pulaski County, Ga. In 1937, she married the late Andrew Coates.


She is survived by her


children, Queen Eliza- beth Coates, Gwendolyn Marshall, Dorothy Gore, Margie Coates and Dannie Coates; several grandchil- dren and great-grand- children; a sister, Carrie Harris; and many others.


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Janetta Kellum Services were held for


Janetta Kellum Aug. 19 at Power of the Word COGIC with Supt. S. Knight, Sr., officiating. Mrs. Kellum, 59, died Aug. 10.


She was born July


5, 1952 and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. She graduated from Southeastern High School in 1970 and mar- ried Bobby Kellum the following Jan. 23.


She was an active


member of St. Peter’s COGIC and later of Power of the Word COGIC.


vived by her husband, Bobby;


Mrs. Kellum is sur- children, Mi-


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chelle, Bobby, Jr., Anita and Alvin; grandchildren, Sean, Jr., DeJuan, Ti- yanna, Sidney, Deshawn, Tiesha, Shaniece, Kiara


and Kela; siblings, The- resa, Odessa, Vasalee, Tasker, John, Jr., Darlene and Yvonne; and many others.


Interment was at Lin-


coln Memorial Park Cem- etery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Fu- neral Home.


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Carlene Jones Services were held for


Carlene Jones Aug. 13 at Williams Chapel Mission- ary Baptist Church with Rev. James C. Jones of- ficiating. Mrs. Jones, 82, died Aug. 3.


She was born July 6,


1929 in Bessemer, Ala., and educated in that community. She married to Douglas Jones, Jr. in 1947 and the couple moved to Detroit.


She was employed at


the Jewish Home for the Aged for 36 years, and re- tired as a physical thera- py assistant. She was also a union steward. After her retirement, she worked an additional three years in physical therapy for the Detroit Medical Center.


Mrs. Jones was an


active member of Wil- liams Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.


In January of every


year, she would organize the blanket drive to dis- tribute blankets to the homeless in downtown Detroit.


She is survived by her


husband, Douglas Jones, Jr.; children, Ronald and Carter Jones, Gwendolyn Fowlkes and Melissa Mc- Crary; seven grandchil- dren;


four great-grand-


children; one great-great grandchild; sisters, Willie Mae Martin, Susan Olds and Katherine Little; and many others.


Interment was at Lin-


coln Memorial Park Cem- etery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Fu- neral Home.


Robert Lester Moragne


Services for Robert


Lester Moragne will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at Carter Metropolitan CME Church with the Rev. Dr. Faith A. Allen officiating. Mr. Moragne, 86, died Aug. 23.


Mr. Moragne was born


April 14, 1925 in McCor- mick, S.C. At the age of 17, he left home and went to the Newport News in Virginia to find work. After working various jobs, he joined the United States Army and later received an honorable discharge. He married Martha Shipp, who preceded him in death. To this union four daughters were born.


He was a faithful em-


ployee of Ford Motor Co. for 37 years, never miss- ing a day.


Carter Metropolitan


CME Church became his church home in 1966.


He was a charter member of the Steward Board No. 3 and continued to serve as an officer of the church until his health began to fail.


Mr. Moragne loved cars


and could be seen wash- ing his cars, working on them or just rearranging them in the driveway. He believed in being a good neighbor and assisted


those in need whenever possible.


He is survived by his


daughters, Wanda, Linda and Brenda Moragne, and Sandra D. King; three granddaughters, Jasmine Whitfield, Jo Lynn A. Williams and Aislynn A. Crocker; a grandson, Na- thaniel R. Sandrich; two great-grandsons, Tristen A. Johnson and Jordan M. Whitfield; three sis- ters, Florence McClure of Detroit, Geneva Ramseur and Dorothy Brisbane of Charlotte, N.C.; two broth- ers, Fuller Moragne and Mark Moragne of Char- lotte, N.C., and a host of other relatives.


Arrangements will be


handled by Swanson Fu- neral Home.


Anita Marie Lacy Anita Marie Lacy, 60,


of Las Vegas, Nevada, died on July 27 after a long battle with cancer.


She was born in De-


troit to Johnnie and Wil- liam Moore on Sept. 1, 1950, the oldest of three children.


Mrs. Lacy was educat-


ed in the Detroit public school system and gradu- ated from Cass Technical High School. She later at- tended Eastern Michigan University.


She found employment


with Michigan Bell Tele- phone Company as a ser- vice representative and retired as an IT analyst after 33 years of service.


She married John Lacy on June 18, 1999. He pre-


Services were held for


Sallie Files Aug. 18 at Third New Hope Baptist Church. Ms. Files, 60, died Aug. 9.


She was born July 21,


1951 and educated in the Detroit Public Schools.


She was employed in


the food industry at a number of restaurants. She enjoyed customer service.


Ms. Files was the


family entertainer, keep- ing everyone laughing. She had a great sense of humor and a wonderful imagination.


She is survived by her


son, Lavonzo Terrell; sister, Sandra Kay; broth- ers, James Henry, James


III and Kenneth; and many others.


Interment was at De-


troit Memorial Park West. Arrangements were


handled by Swanson Fu- neral Home.


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ceded her in death. Mrs. Lacy is survived


by her parents, Johnnie and William Moore; sib- lings, Alicia Range and W. Frederick Moore; and a host of other relatives.


Sallie Files


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