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posted: Jan 2, 2008 6:23 pm

Inese%20Gambrell0001.jpgInese Richardson Gambrell

Inese Richardson Gambrell, 84 departed this life on March 4, 2008 at St. Raphael. Born August 6, 1923 to the late William Richardson and Essie Scott in Pendleton, South Carolina. She received her early education at The Anderson County Public School System in Pendleton, South Carolina. She joined Silver Springs Baptist Church in Pendleton, South Carolina at an early age. She was a faithful member until she and her husband relocated to New Haven to better their conditions. She retired from Winchester Gun Factory Unit/ US Repeating Arms.

She was a faithful member until her health began to fail. Inese had a keen sense of recognizing those who she had not seen in years. Friends would visit her in the nursing home and she would immediately recognize them and call them by name. She was clothed in her right mind until death. Inese and her daughter were the best of friends. If you saw one in the street or at a social Function, you saw the other. We say to Francis, yes miss your mother, and remember the good times you shared with her, but let her go. She is in a better place, God called I’ve joined my loved ones in God’s Domain and we’re standing side by side on a higher plain. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Francis Richardson of New Haven, CT, one sister Selena Peppers of Pendleton, South Carolina, one brother-in-law Orange C. Gambrell, one sister-in-law Genelle Johnson all of Philadelphia, PA. She was predeceased by her husband Refus Gambrell, two sisters Della Cox and Corine Richardson three brothers Jessie, Charlie and Yancy Richardson. She leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Friends may call Friday March 7, 2008 from 5-8 pm at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven, CT. Interment at Silver Spring Baptist Church Cemetery in Pendleton, South Carolina. Online sympathy messages available here.

Robert%20Flowers.jpgRobert Lee Flowers, Jr.

Robert Lee Flowers, Jr., 77, of New Haven, departed this life March 3, 2008. He was the husband of Florice Wynn Flowers. Born in Goldsboro, NC, August 16, 1930, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Flowers, Sr. and Nora Flowers-Hamilton. Prior to retiring, he was employed at Winchester Repeating Arms and was also employed by Murphy’s Security at the Hospital of St. Raphael.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Annette Flowers and Otelia Darden; brothers, William Flowers and Robert Wynn; sisters, Cora Flowers, Barbara Jean Ramsey, Ethel Sampson and Ernestine Best; a brother in-law, William Newsome; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by a son, Linwood E. Flowers and a sister, Dorothy Newsome.
A celebration of Mr. Flowers’ life and legacy will be held Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 1:00 PM at Varick AME Zion Church, 246 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Friends may call at the church from 12:00-1:00 PM. Burial will be in Goldsboro, NC. Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

Willie%20L.%20Edwards0002.jpgWillie (Tommy) Edwards

Willie (Tommy) Edwards departed this life on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at The Hospital of St. Raphael. He was born February 2, 1940 in Greene, NC to Lillian Wilkes Edwards and the late Johnnie Edwards. He was employed for 20 Yrs by the Sweetheart Cup Company in Kensington, CT. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, Hugh Edwards (Pat) and Calvin Edwards (Doris) of New Haven and eight sisters, Mildred Edwards, Lillian Blount (Robert), Martha Huckabey (Bruce) of Hamden, Velma Bouie White (Cornelius), and Ellen Ruth Jones of Kinston, NC Naomi Joyner (J.T.) and Annie Muhammad of New Haven, and Helen (Fabulous) Zackery of Bridgeport. 34 nephews and nieces, 58 great nephews and nieces and 11 great great nephews and nieces. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Kenneth Ciardilello and the staff at The Hospital of St. Raphael. A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday March 5, 2008 at 11am at Christ Chapel New Testament Church 220 Dixwell Ave New Haven, CT Friends may call from 10 – 11am at the church. Interment at Beaverdale Cemetery 90 Pine Rock Ave Hamden. Services entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven. Online sympathy messages available here.

Laureston%20Williams.jpgLaureston Alexander Williams

Laureston Alexander Williams, 58, of New Haven, departed this life February 18, 2008 at CT Hospice. Born in Barbados, West Indies, December 3, 1949, he was the son of Una “Alma” Williams Woods and the late Harold Porte. Mr. Williams was a graduate of Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, MA. In addition to his mother, he leaves to mourn his beloved sisters, Sherrill Greenidge and Maria Taylor of New Haven; a brother, Roderick “Roddy” Williams of Catonsville, MD; his stepbrother, John Woods, Jr. of New Haven; three nephews; six nieces; aunts, Ellen and Blanche Graham of New York; a cousin, Wilfred Sealy of North Haven; and his best friend, Joy Mullings of New Haven.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 2, 2008, at 2:00 PM at Mt. Zion Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 64 Marlboro St., Hamden. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford 06405 or to Mt. Zion Seventh-Day Adventist Church Pathfinder Club and AYS Department, 64 Marlboro St., Hamden 06517. Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

Mary%20Mabry.jpgMary F. Carmichael Mabry

Mary F. Carmichael Mabry, 69, departed this life February 21, 2008. She was the wife of Johnny Mabry. Born in Winterville, NC, August 13, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Francis Joyner. In addition to her husband, she leaves to cherish her memories, daughters, Gloria D. Hicks-Harris, Shenika Williams, Deborah, Tameka and Kezia Carmichael (Fred) and Mary Thomas (Albert); a son, Ryan Carmichael; 7 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; brothers, Charles Joyner (Icslean), Richard A. Joyner (Jackie) and Joseph D. Joyner (Essie); and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by a brother, Jesse Joyner (Shirley).
A celebration of Mrs. Mabry’s life and legacy will be held Friday, February 29, 2008, at 10:00 AM at Ebenezer Chapel, 50 Dwight St., New Haven. Friends may call at the church from 9:00-10:00 AM. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

Minerva%20Gracia0001.jpgMinerva Gracia Roman

Minerva Gracia Roman, 63, of New Haven, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Yale New Haven Hospital. She was the widow of Alejandro Guzman. She was born June 25, 1945 in Juan Diaz, PR to the late Jose Gracia and Herminia Roman. Her survivors include sons Wilson (Amelia) Guzman, Alejandro Guzman, both of New Haven, CT, Jose ( Madeline) Guzman of New York, daughters Minerva and Omayra Guzman both of New Haven, stepdaughter Ava Cruz of New Haven, brothers Jose Gracia of Ponce, PR, Ito Gracia of Bronx, NY, 18 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Family and friends will watch Minerva on Monday evening February 25, 2008 from 6-9pm at Howard K Hill Funeral Home 1287 Chapel St. New Haven, CT. A celebration and burial rites will be held later this week in Juan Diaz, PR. Online sympathy messages available here.

Alvertues Staggers

Mr. Alvertues Staggers, 62, of New Haven, died on February 19, 2008 at his home. Son of the late Sullie (Mabery) Staggers, he was born in Williamsburg, SC on April 12, 1945. He was a machine operator for US Repeating Arms of New Haven. Mr. Staggers leaves to mourn his loss, his fianc√©e, Ms. Marcia Ingram, brothers Calvin Staggers of New Haven and Lee Staggers of Kingstree, SC; sisters, Margie Staggers of New Haven and Dorothy Nelson of Kingstree, SC; stepsons, Ja’Rodd and Markesha Ingram, and a host of family and friends. He was predeceased by brothers Luther (Marjorie), Bernice Staggers (Donna), and step-son Todd Holloway. A celebration of his life will be held Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 7pm at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven, CT. Friends may call from 5 – 7pm. Online sympathy messages available here.

Robert%20Sessions0001.jpgRobert Jack Sessions

Robert “Bob” Jack Sessions of New Haven, suddenly departed this life peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2008. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy R. McCoy Sessions, born in Hemingway, SC the oldest son of Annie M. Hickson Sessions and the late Enoch A. Sessions, he was educated in public schools in Florence SC. Bob entered the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1954, as a Staff Sergeant and supervised a unit.

He served in the Korean War and traveled to Japan. After leaving the service, he worked briefly in New Brunswick, NJ and relocated to New Haven to be with his family. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Industries. Robert started a floor cleaning business, and owned and operated Bob’s Auto Body at 223 Bassett St., New Haven for 39 years. He was proud to teach auto mechanics at Hillhouse High School and Eli Whitney for a short time. Bob was a long time faithful member of Community Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir. Robert affectionately known as Bob to family and friends leaves to cherish his memories his youngest brother Ralston “Leo” Sessions, Sr. (Hattie) of New Haven, (Mattie, Agnes, and Evelyn Sessions), and dear friend Sheila Jewell and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a daughter at birth; brothers Joseph Sessions, Willie James “Jimmie, and Enoch Lemar “Lee” Sessions. A celebration of his life will be held Friday February 29, 2008 at 11 am at Community Baptist Church 143 Shelton Ave New Haven, CT Friends may call from 9 – 11 am at the church. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery 769 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven. Services entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven. Online sympathy messages available here.

Orris%20Elliott.jpgOrris M. Elliott

Orris M. Elliott, 85, of New Haven, departed this life February 18, 2008. He was the husband of Sarah Mack. Born in Nevis, West Indies, June 15, 1922, he was the son of the late George and Mary Elliott. Prior to retiring, he was employed at Winchester Repeating Arms and was also a self-employed carpenter. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Joan and Cheryl Elliott; brothers, Carleton and Simeon Elliott; a sister, Millicent Elliott ; two grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by a brother, Nathan Elliott and a sister, Helena Williams.
A celebration of Mr. Elliott’s life and legacy will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at 11:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Friends may call from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Online guestbook available here.

MGore_NewsPaper.jpgMarie S. Gore

Marie S. Gore, 86, of New Haven, departed this life February 19, 2008. She was the widow of Arlander Gore. Born in Longwood, NC, July 13, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Florie Smith. Prior to retiring, she was employed at Yale University for over 30 years. Mrs. Gore was a member of New Bethlehem UFWB Church. She leaves to cherish her memories, a son, Johnnie Gore (Vivian); sisters, Florie Vineyard Stevenson and Ataster Smith; 22 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by sons, Ray Gore, Bishop Aaron Gore, Sr. and Lawrence Gore; brothers, A.J. and Choppie Smith; and sisters, Itaster Easterling, Louise Reaves and Dressar Farmer. A celebration of Mrs. Gore’s life and legacy was held Sunday, February 24, 2008, at 7:00 PM at Morning Star Church, 125 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Friends may call at the church from 6:00-7:00 PM. Burial was Monday at 10:00 AM in Evergreen Cemetery. Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

Anna%20Belle%20Larke0001.jpgAnna Belle Larke

Anna Belle Lake, 96 of New Haven, passed away peacefully on February 21,2008 at The Arden House Healthcare Center in Hamden. Ms. Larke, daughter of the late Isiah and Rose Hampton Larke, was born December 7, 1911 in Kathwood SC. She was a long time member of The Varick Memorial AME Zion Church in New Haven. Her survivors include nieces Dorothy and Sharon Mobley, great nephews Perry and Willie Mobley, a great great niece Haneefah Myers, and a great, great, great nephew Aaron D. Myers all of New Haven, CT. She was predeceased by her siblings Wade, Johnnie, Edward, and Elizabeth Lark

A celebration of her life will be held at Wednesday February 27, 2008 at 11am at Varick Memorial AME Zion Church 246 Dixwell Ave. New Haven. Friends may call Wednesday at the Church from 10-11am. Burial will follow in the Hamden Plains Cemetery Hamden, CT. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel St. New Haven, CT. Online sympathy messages available here.

Gilmore%2C%20Nina0001.jpgNina Gilmore

Nina L. Gilmore, 45 of New Haven passed away peacefully on February 20th, 2008 in Masonicare of Wallingford. She was born April 14th 1962 in St Raphael’s Hospital New Haven,CT. She is the beloved daughter of Beverly Gilmore of New Haven and Robert E. Gilmore of Staten Island, NY. Nina is survived by sisters Barbara Ann Gilmore of Atlanta, GA., Sandra Sansbury (William) of Rex, GA. Three brothers, Robert Gilmore (Cheryl) of Staten Island, NY., Keith Gilmore of Atlanta, GA. and Lee Marvin Benton Sr. (Patricia) of New Haven, CT. She is also survived by Tishshanna Gilmore-Carr, Tushemia Roberts, Tanae Carter, Nazary Cox, Tyrees Sansbury, Isiah Gravely, Roneisha Gilmore, and Lee Marvin Benton Jr. And a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends. Disposition is private. Services entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services,1287 Chapel St.,New Haven. Online sympathy messages available here.

Annie%20Smith-Norwood.jpgAnnie M. Smith-Norwood

Annie M. Smith-Norwood, 82, of New Haven, quietly entered into eternal rest on February 15, 2008. She was the widow of Oregon Norwood. Born in Cedartown, GA, March 27, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Moses and Sara Morrison. Prior to retiring in 1990, she was employed for 25 years at U.S. Repeating Arms as a Machine Operator. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Liz Smith of Cambria Heights, NY; a daughter, Donna Benson of Hamden; a son-in-law, Jack Allen; seven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, sisters Mildred Moore, Barbara Johnson and Sara Dirton; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Barbara Morrison; and a special cousin, Janice (Horace) Laster. She also leaves sisters-in-law Beatrice Kindred, Cobleskill, NY; Thelma Hendley, Jacksonsville, FL; Debbie Morgan, New York, NY and brothers-in-law Fred Norwood, West Haven, CT; and Robert Norwood, Hamden, CT; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Samuel J. Smith; daughters, Sandra Joyner-Graham and Jan Allen; and a son, Gerald Smith. A celebration of Mrs. Smith-Norwood’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at Christ Chapel Church, 220 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. There will be no calling hours. Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

Ethel%20Williams0001.jpgEthel Williams

Ethel Williams of New Haven departed the life at age 86 on February 13, 2008. She is the widow of Robert J. Williams Sr. Mrs. Williams was born in New Haven, CT on November 5, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Dance. Mrs. Williams was a long-time employee of The Winchester Repeating Arms until her retirement in the early 80’s. She was a member of the Daughter Elks, Pocahontas Temple 55 I.B.P.O.E.W, and a member of the Dixwell Senior Citizen’s Organization. Mrs. Williams is survived by sons Charles H. Benson, Rockford, IL, Richard A. Benson, Falls Church, VA, Ronald G. Benson, Hamden, Carlton Benson, New Haven, Stewart Williams, New Haven, and daughters Beverly A. Taylor of Hamden and Marsha Stanford, New Haven. She is survived by two dear nephews: Robert and Eddie Tyson, and host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives, and friends. Mrs. Williams was predeceased by a son Robert James Williams Jr. and 3 sisters: Marion Dance, Emma Joseph, and Dorothy Tyson. A celebration of her life will be held Monday February 18, 2008 at 7 PM at St. Paul’s Union AME Church 150 Dwight St. New Haven, CT. Friends may call from 5-7 PM the church. Interment Tuesday February 19, 2008 at 10 AM at Hamden Plains Cemetery 260 Circular Ave Hamden. Online sympathy messages available here.

Barberlyn%20Jones0001.jpgBarberlyn Ronette Jones

Barberlyn (Boo) Jones, 39, of New Haven, CT went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at home. She was born in New Haven, the daughter of Carolyn Stevenson Boatwright of Hamden, CT and the late Bobby Jones. She was employed as a CNA. Besides her mother, She leaves; sisters LaCrisa (Dolly) Stevenson, Shochito Boatwright, Lisa. McKnight, all of New Haven, and Peggy Lee Jones, of Waterbury, brothers Terrence L. Jackson, Sr. of New Haven, Bobby Jones, Jr. of Waterbury, CT, Ronald McClam of Marion, SC. She also leaves stepfather Harvey Boatwright, a dear friend Consuelo Casey of Florence, S.C. and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by paternal grandmother Peggy Jones, maternal grandparents Wallace and Pearlie Williams. Friends may call Wednesday Feb. 13, 2008 at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services 1287 Chapel St. New Haven, CT from 6-8 pm. Interment is private. Online sympathy messages available here.

Betty%20Allbrooks.jpgBetty Allbrooks

Betty Allbrooks, 60, of New Haven, departed this life February 8, 2008. She was the widow of Paul Allbrooks. Born in Goldsboro, NC, September 25, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Sherard. Prior to retiring, she was employed at the Clifton House Healthcare Center as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. She leaves to cherish her memories, sons, Terrence and Maurice Sherard, Paul T. Allbrooks and Brian Roundtree; a daughter, Sheila Roundtree; brothers, Carlton, Billy Ray, Reginald and Paul Sherard; sisters, Miriam Henry, Debra Atkinson, Karol Ford and Paula Artis; 5 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a daughter, Tyshan Allbrooks and a sister, Mary Yvette Bates. A celebration of Mrs. Allbrooks’ life and legacy will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 11:00 AM at Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 100 Webster St., New Haven. Friends may call at the church from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

Helen%20Wilkinson.jpgHelen Marie Wilkinson

Helen Marie Wilkinson, 77, of New Haven, departed this life February 7, 2008. She was the widow of Earl Wilkinson. Born in New Haven, CT, April 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Lovett and Helen Parker. Mrs. Wilkinson was employed by the New Haven Board of Education as Paraprofessional. She leaves to cherish her memories, a son, Daniel F. Wilkinson (Toya); a daughter, Karen A, Wilkinson; a sister, Dolores Parker Foster; a special sister, Patricia A. Joshua (George); and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by brothers, Ernest and Raymond Parker. A celebration of Mrs. Wilkinson’s life and legacy will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 11:00 AM at St. Paul UAME Church, 150 Dwight St., New Haven. Friends may call at the church from 9:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul UAME Church. Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

John%20Wallace0001.jpgJohn Wallace “P”

John Wallace, 67, of New Haven, CT passed away February 7, 2008. Born November 11, 1940 to the late Lacy and Florence Wallace. He lived in New Haven until he retired, then moved to Lanham, MD to live with his daughter. A celebration of his life will be held in Washington, DC at the Varick AME Church on Saturday February 16, 2008 at 11 am. The Henry S. Washington Funeral Home 4925 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave, NE, Washington, DC is in charge of arrangements.

Lonnie%20Bradley%20Jr.0001.jpgLonnie Bradley, Jr.

Lonnie Bradley, Jr., 60, of New Haven, CT passed away February 2, 2008. Born January 1, 1948 in Mt. Gilead, NC to the late Alonzo Bradley and Annie Mae Martin. Lonnie served in the US Army and worked in Home Improvement. He is survived by significant other June Willis of New Haven; sisters Brenda C. Bradley and Linda White both of New Haven; one aunt Virginia Stanback of Mt. Gilead, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by brothers Bobby Bradley and Mitford Bradley. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 9 am at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven. Calling hours from 8-9 am. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Online sympathy messages available here.

Michael%20Slade.jpgMichael L. Slade

Michael L. Slade, 40, of New Haven, departed this life January 31, 2008. Born in Long Island, NY, November 20, 1967, he was the son of Edward Farmer and Annie Slade Sessions. Michael was employed as a Bails Bondsman. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Tyler Akers; brothers, Daniel Slade, Harold Morris and Jayronn Sessions; sisters, Valerie Slade, Lynette Goodman and Pamela Parks; and other relatives and friends. A celebration of Michael’s life will be held Friday, February 8, 2008, at 11:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Friends may call from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Online guestbook available here.

Samuel%20W.%20Jones0001.jpgMaster Samuel William Jones

Samuel William Jones, 62, of New Haven passed away January 28, 2008. Born August 21, 1945 in Georgetown, SC to Theresa Green and Luther Drayton. Samuel was a retired Police Officer for the Hamden Police Department, with 20 years of service. He was the first black police officer in Hamden. Samuel was a member of Varick Memorial AME Zion Church. His family and friends knew him as a gentle giant, who was genuine and honest, and who enjoyed home renovations. He is survived by wife Janet Tucker Jones of New Haven; four sons Eric S. Jones, Sr. (N.H.P.D.) and Onsylo J. Jones both of Hamden Samuel Jones, Jr. of Pittsburg, PA, and Reginald D. Tucker of Mansfield, CT; eight grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Samuel is predeceased by two brothers Fred Jones and Andrew Jones. A celebration of life will be held at 11 am, Friday, February 1, 2008 at Varick Memorial AME Zion Church, 242 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT. Calling hours are from 10-11 am. Interment at Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery. Online sympathy messages available here. Services were entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven.

Barbara%20J.%20Stewart0001.jpgBarbara Jean Stewart

Barbara Stewart of 559 Sherman Parkway, departed this life January 25, 2008 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Ms. Stewart was born in Maybeury, WV on January 14, 1935, daughter of Roxie Ann Dixon and the late James Twitty. She graduated from Hillhouse High School. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served her country for four years. She was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, New Haven for 35 years. Bobbi enjoyed watching sports and reading.

She leaves to cherish her memory son Derek Stewart; grandchildren Stephen and Stephanie; aunt Ruby Thigpin; cousins Priscilla Turner, Arthur Jr., Sharon, Gilbert, Stephanie and the late Stephen Jones; special great cousins Areona and James R. Jones; many other cousins and friends. She was predeceased by special aunt Mary Jones. Online sympathy messages available here. Services were entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven.

Sylvester%20C.%20Barber0001.jpgSylvester C. Barber

Sylvester Barber, 81, of New Haven passed away January 25, 2008. Born January 19, 1927 in Waynesboro, VA to the late David Crawford and Elizabeth Barber. Sylvester worked as a limousine driver for Levine Funeral Home. Sylvester also served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by grandchildren Brian Sams, Patrice Sanders, and Melva Sharpe; great grandchildren Jasmine Sams, Michael Sharpe, Jr., and Tiffany Sharpe; many cousins; one very special friend Leanne Moore, and many other relatives and friends. Sylvester is predeceased by his parents and his daughter Sally Davis. A celebration of his life will be Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 11am at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven. Calling hours are from 10-11 am. Interment is private. Online sympathy messages available here.

Solomon%20T.%20Norris.jpgSolomon T. Norris

Solomon T. Norris, 71, of New Haven, departed this life January 27, 2008.
Born May 30, 1936 in Zanesville, OH, he was the son of the late Solomon T. and Neva R. Norris.

Mr. Norris was employed at Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman as a Construction Worker.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a daughter, Neva L. Sanders; a son, Solomon T. Norris, Jr.; a granddaughter, Natali N. Sanders; sisters, Dolores Spell Ashmore and Wanda Cooper; his former spouse, Lydia H. Norris; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by several siblings.

A celebration of Mr. Norris’ life and legacy will be held Thursday, January 31, 2008, at 11:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Friends may call from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Online guestbook available here.

Charlean%20Troutman0001.jpgCharlean Troutman

Charlean Troutman, 57, of New Haven was called home on January 20, 2008. Born October 10, 1950 in New Haven to the late Leona Troutman Grimes and late step father Isaiah Grimes. A celebration of life is 11 am, January 24, 2008 at Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church, 806 Orchard St, New Haven. Calling hours are 10-11 am. Interment at Hamden Plains Cemetery. Online sympathy messages available here. Services entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven.

Corryn Natalia Woods, Will Henry Woods & Frederick Woods Jr.

Triplets born on January 9, 2008 to Shawnte and Frederick Woods of New Haven passed away at Yale New Haven Hospital. Corryn Natalia Woods passed away on January 9, 2008; Will Henry Woods passed away January 12, 2008; and Frederick Woods, Jr. passed away January 21, 2008. There will be a celebration of life for the triplets held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2008 at Wayfaring Ministries, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, CT. Interment is private. Online sympathy messages available here. Services entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven.

Sheemica%20Yolanda%20Drummonds0002.jpgSheemica Yolanda Drummonds

Sheemica Yolanda Drummonds, 29, of New Haven passed away January 12, 2008. Born August 27, 1978 in Brooklyn, NY to Mercedes Drummonds and the late Paul A. Godfrey. Sheemica worked as a Youth & Resident Advisor at Waverly Community Services and was a member of St. Paul UAME Church. She is survived by mother Mercedes Drummond of New Haven; maternal grandparents Dorris Bromfield & Fizorol Drummond both of New Haven; paternal grandmother Pearl Patterson of Long Island, NY; 3 brothers Ricky Tucker of Charlotte, NC and Joseph & Cedrick Tucker both of Queens, NY; 6 sisters Petel Godfrey of London, England, Keisha Godfrey Hill, Tynicha & Shimara Drummonds & Jermita Kimbrough all of New Haven and Paula Godfrey of Washington, DC; brother in law Errol Hill, Sr. of New Haven; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by father Paul Godfrey. Calling hours Monday, January 21, 2008 from 6-8 pm at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven. A celebration of life will be 11 am, Tues, January 22 at St. Paul UAME Church, 150 Dwight St, New Haven. Calling hours 10-11 am. The family will have a private burial.

Dalzenia%20Henry0001.jpgDalzenia D. Henry

Dalzenia D. Henry, 49, of New Haven passed away January 12, 2008. Born September 4, 1958 in New Haven to Virginia Henry and the late Conrad Hobby. Dalzenia worked as a Childcare Worker at The Children’s Center of Hamden. She is survived by mother Virginia Henry; stepfather Roosevelt Jones; 2 sons Darcus and Marcus Henry both of New Haven; 2 daughters Darshan and Makiaha Henry both of New Haven; 3 brothers Thaddeus Henry (Donna) of New Haven, Daryl Henry of West Virginia and Curtis Henry (Trudy) of West Haven, CT; 6 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Dalzenia is predeceased by father Conrad Hobby. A celebration of her life will be Friday, January 18, 2008 at 12 pm at The House of God Church, 230 Division Street, New Haven, CT. Calling hours from 11am-12pm. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. A repast will be held at the House of God Church. Online sympathy messages available here.

Audrey%20Lanier-obit%20pic0001.jpgAudrey R. Kelly-Lanier

Audrey R. Kelly-Lanier, 44, of New Haven passed away peacefully January 7, 2008 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, after a long battle with breast cancer. Born October 9, 1963, she was the daughter of Almeta Kelly & Calvin B. Hudson and Jesse & Barbara Lanier. Audrey is also survived by 4 brothers Stewart C. Kelly (Debra), Calvin E. Hudson, Barry D. Hudson and Jesse M. Lanier, Jr.; 2 sisters Lucinda B. Lanier and Tammy Dash (Antonio); 17 aunts and their spouses; 15 uncles and their spouses; many nieces, nephews, cousins and many devoted friends. Audrey was predeceased by her grandparents Lawrence and Leila Dow Kelly and Daniel Sr., and Beather Ormond Lanier.

Audrey graduated from Richard C. Lee High School, attended Stone Academy and graduated from the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. Before her illness, Audrey worked as an Office Manager for her father at Springfield Food System (KFC) in Springfield, MA. Audrey loved her family and will be missed by many. Sleep on Audrey- We Love You- God Loves You Best.

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 1pm at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Audrey’s name to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd, Branford, CT 06405. Online sympathy messages available here.

Patrick%20T.%20Simon0001.jpgPatrick T. Simon

Patrick T. Simon, 65, of New Haven passed away January 6, 2008. Born February 16, 1942 in Cleveland, OH to Myron Simon and Margaret Pickness Simon. Patrick worked as a Chef for Yale University. He is survived by spouse Annie Franklin Simon; children Tyrone, Charles, Rodrick and Trumaine Teresa, Gloria and Sabrina all of Cleveland; brothers Myron and Charles Simon; sister Bernadette Simon-Keen of New Haven; and a host of other relatives and friends. Patrick is predeceased by sister Hermaine Mitchell-Crowell. A celebration of his life will be 11 am Mon., January 14, 2008 at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven, CT. Calling hours from 10-11 am. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Online sympathy messages available here.

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Henry Gethers, Jr, 65, born on August 31, 1942 of Bonneau, SC passed on January 6, 2008. He retired from Burndy Inc., Milford, CT. He was the son of late Henry and Eliza M. Marion-Gethers. He is survived by his devoted wife Katie Mae Coston-Gethers, and step-daugthers Cathy Woods, Kela Coston of New Haven, CT and Tracy Coston of Cheshire, CT, a son Valenzo Thompson of Washington, DC and three grandchildren. Henry was the brother of Percy (Mozelle) Gethers of Hamden, CT, John Gethers of Queens, NY, Benjamin Gethers of New Haven, CT and Christopher (Rochelle) Gethers of Yorktown, VA, Annie (Joseph) Canty of Bonneau, SC, Jannie (James) Thompson of Mt. Holly, NJ and Rebecca Gethers of New Haven, CT and a host of other family and friends. A celebration of his life will be Friday, January 11, 2008 at 10 am at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511; Calling hours from 9-10 am. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Online sympathy messages available available here.

Edna%20Mae%20Perkins0001.jpgEdna Mae Perkins

Edna Mae (Sullivan) Perkins was born on March 13th, 1926 in Williamston, South Carolina to the late Roy Suber and Sarah Sullivan. Edna was employed for many years at the Jewish Home for the Aged as a Nurse’s Aide from which she retired in 1991. Edna was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, her brother William “Bill” Sullivan, her sister Patricia “Pat” Williams, and her niece Allison Sullivan. Edna leaves to cherish her memory; her sister Wanda Jordan of Brooklyn, New York, a host of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday January 10, 2008 at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven, CT. Calling hours from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of life immediately following at 11 am. Interment will be private. Online sympathy messages available here.

Carolyn%20Jones%202.jpgCarolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones, 65, of New Haven, passed away on January 4, 2008. Mrs. Jones was born on June 20, 1942 in Hope Mills, NC, daughter of Albertha Hicks-Richardson. She dedicated 35 years of service at Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company, as a Head Inspector on 2nd shift. She was the First Lady of Second New Light Baptist Church of Bridgeport, CT, where her husband, Elder Clifton Jones, Sr. serves as pastor. In addition to her loving husband of 40 years, Elder Clifton Jones, Sr., she leaves a son, Clifton Jones, Jr.; daughters, Angela and Veronica Jones and Maritzka Stevenson (Elmer, Jr.); a sister, Iris Morris; an aunt, Annie Taylor; a cousin, Joyce Powers; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service, in celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held Thursday, January 10, 2008, at 11:00 am at St. Paul Union American Methodist Episcopal Church, 1267 Chapel St., New Haven. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 am-11:00 am. Burial in Beaverdale Cemetery, Hamden. Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight Street, New Haven, is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

Kelvin CJ Harris, II

Kelvin CJ Harris, II, 3 weeks of age, of New Haven passed away January 4th, 2008 at Yale-New aven Hospital. Born December 15th, 2007 in New Haven, CT to Kelvin CJ Harris I, and Eva Torres both of New Haven, CT. In addition to his parents he is survived by brother Esaiah Harris; aunt, Marissa Harris, maternal grandparents, Victoria Torres and Debbie Waleski; paternal grandparents James Glasper and Rev. Marcia Smith Glasper; Kelvin Harris, Sr.; great grandfather, Bishop Charlie J. Smith and great grandmother Lorraine Harris, and a host of family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday January 9, 2008 at 11am at Holy Ghost Deliverance III Tabernacle, 61 Alling Street, Hamden, CT. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Online sympathy messages available here.

Dorothy B. Little

Dorothy B. Little was born on September 19, 1939 in Greenville, NC. to the late Leroy and Mary L. Bradley. She married William E. Little on August 17, 1955 and together they raised 4 children: William D. Little, Lawrence J. Little, Judith M Little-Bownes, and Theresa J. Little. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 2, 1971 and remained a faithful Witness for Jehovah until January 1, 2008 when our beloved Dorothy fell asleep in death. She is survived by her lifetime companion, friend and husband William E. Little of New Haven, CT, daughter-in-law Louise Little, (wife of the late William D. Little) of Newport News, VA, son Lawrence J. Little and his wife, Melanie, of Orlando, FL.,daughter Judith-Little-Bownes and her husband Roy of Hamden, CT. and daughter Theresa J. Little of New Haven, CT. In addition, Dorothy is survived by grandchildren Maria Little, Reginald Jones,Jr., Lawrence B. Little, Langston D. Little, Shanequa Simmons, Matthew McCain, Shakia Schofield, Detisha Tomlin, William J. Little, Alexis K. Little and 6 great-grandchildren, cousins Samuel and Christine Tillery of Aiden, NC. Andrew and Doris Cox, Hamden,CT., her special friends- The SOS Crew: Barbara, Jean, Josephine, Juanita, Mae Streater, Mae Whitley, Shirley, Sybil, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Martha%20Gardner0001.jpgMartha A. Gardner, 74

Martha A. Gardner, 74, of New Haven passed away December 31, 2007. Born December 10, 1933, in Orlando, FL to the late Lucius and Janie Niblack. Martha worked as a CNA for many years in the New Haven area. She is survived by 4 sons David Jenkins of Daytona Beach, FL; Leroy Gardner, Brian and Richard Niblack all of Connecticut; 3 daughters Reland Bentley (Jackie) of Summersfield, FL, Roxanne Niblack of Hamden, CT and Karen Niblack of New Haven; 1 sister Mozella Tucker of Leesburg, FL; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Martha is predeceased by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. A celebration of her life will be 9 am on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St, New Haven, CT. Calling hours from 8-9 am. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Online sympathy messages available here. Services entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, New Haven, CT 06511

Frank%20Clayton%20-%20obit%20photo.jpgElder Frank Clayton, Sr., 71

Elder Frank Clayton, Sr., 71, of New Haven, entered into eternal rest on December 29, 2007. He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 49 years, Dr. Willie Mae Clayton, Pastor of Christian Love Center Church.
Born in Montgomery, AL, September 30, 1936, he was the son of the late Frank Stovall and Mary Clayton.
Prior to retiring, he was employed at U.S. Repeating Arms and the Hospital of St. Raphael.
He was a member of Pitts Chapel Church and its male chorus for numerous years. Frank preached his initial sermon in January 1990 and in 1994 joined his wife in the opening of Christian Love Center Church. In 1995, he established the Christian Love Center Male Chorus.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Wayne (Laverne) and Frank Clayton Jr. (Desiree) of New Haven; daughters, Geraldine Johnson (James) of New Haven and Pamela Spann (Michael) of Orlando, FL; a grandchild, Jonita Clayton, whom he raised from birth; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brothers, Johnny and Ernest Clayton of New Haven, Joshua Smedley (Betty) of North Carolina and Al Stovall of Montgomery, AL; a sister, Jackie Stovall of Montgomery, AL; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by brothers, James and Albert Clayton.
A celebration of Elder Clayton’s life and legacy will be held Friday, January 4, 2008, at 7:00 PM at Agape Christian Center, 90 Goffe St., New Haven. An hour of viewing will be held at the church from 5:00-6:00 PM and a musical celebration will follow from 6:00-7:00 PM. Burial Saturday at 10:00 AM in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook available here.

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