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Marlee Humphrey, 40

posted: Jul 19, 2011 5:56 am | Comments (0)

Marlee Shanel Humphrey, 40 of New Haven, CT passed away on Saturday July 9, 2011.  Born on December 23, 1970, Marlee was a graduate of Career High School in 1990.  She was a former employee of Saint Regis Healthcare System (currently Sister Anne Grimes) as a CNA for 10 years.  She leaves to cherish her memory; siblings, Javana (Andreus) Jones-Locke, Tia (Terry) Jones, and Latrice Jones; 7 nephews and 1 niece.  She was predeceased by mother, Mary Jones.  A memorial service will be held on July 22, 2011 at 6PM at Powerhouse Temple Ministries, 577 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519. Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511.  Messages of comfort:  www.hkhfuneralservices.com

Ernest Lee Dawson, 67

posted: Jul 15, 2011 8:35 am | Comments (0)

Ernest Lee Dawson, 67, of New Haven, departed this life July 12.

Born in Darlington, S.C., on June 1, 1944, he was the son of the late Joel and Annette Dawson.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Dawson was employed at Amity Regional High School as a custodian.

He is survived by a son, Ernest D. Dawson, Jr.; daughters Melinda and April Dawson; brothers James, Monroe, Johnnie, Roy and Ricky Dawson; sisters Mae Frances Bailey, Patricia Dawson and Mildred Mullings; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Mr. Dawson’s life and legacy will be held Saturday, July 16, at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial Church, 95 Bishop Williams Court, Ansonia. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Johnnie Murph Corley, 100

posted: Jul 14, 2011 2:48 pm | Comments (0)

Johnnie Murph Corley, 100, of New Haven, entered into eternal rest Friday, July 8.

She was the widow of Joseph Hasting Corley.

Born in Buffalo, S.C., on Sept. 30, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Pearl Lindsey Murph.

She was a member of Community Baptist Church and was employed as a seamstress at many companies throughout New Haven before retiring at a young age.

Mrs. Corley leaves to cherish her memories a daughter, Leatrice Lewis; grandchildren La’Trece Brown, Shunte Corley and Anola Hicks; great-grandchildren Paul Locke, Jr., Kayla Johnson, Modikiah Johnson III, Quayshon Sharpe, Shacore Gibbs, Xyaire Smith and Xyeta Smith; special nieces JoAnn Giles and Thelma Giles; and a host of nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by sisters Claudia Murph and Thelma Norman; brothers Charles and K. Murph; and a grandson, Frank Brown Jr.

A celebration of Mrs. Corley’s life and legacy will be held Friday, July 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, 143 Shelton Ave. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 1-2 p.m. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden.

Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Michelle Renee Abrams, 44

posted: Jul 13, 2011 2:40 pm | Comments (0)

Michele Renee Abrams was born April 7, 1967, to Gloria and Robert Abrams. She departed this life July 7 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a long illness.

She was employed by the Christmas Tree Shop in Orange until her demise.

She leaves to cherish her memory: mother Gloria Abrams; father Robert Abrams, of Virginia; sister Kim Abrams; and nieces Rekeya Abrams and Tenisha Harper.

A celebration of her life will take place Friday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at Morning Star Deliverance Ministries, 125 Dixwell Ave., with calling hours from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park in Hamden.

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St. To leave a message of comfort, visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Claude Edward Lyons, 52

posted: Jul 12, 2011 8:22 am | Comments (0)

Claude Edward Lyons was born in Skipwith, Va., on July 29, 1958. He was one of two children born to Nannie Bell Lyons and the late Marvin Alfred Lyons. He departed this life July 7 after a lengthy illness.

Claude leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Nannie Bell Lyons; sister, Margaret Lyons; niece, Yolanda Lyons-Tubman; nephew-in-law, Alfred Tubman; six aunts, four uncles and a host of relatives and friends.

A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St., with calling hours from 5-7 p.m. Services and interment will be in Skipwith on Saturday, July 16. To leave a message of comfort, visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Richard Bland, 21

posted: Jul 11, 2011 2:06 pm | Comments (2)

Richard B. Bland, 21, of New Haven, passed away July 6.

He was born to Robert Bland and Grace Luysterborghs, of New Haven, on Aug. 5, 1989. Richard worked as a receiver at Quinnipiac University. He was a hard worker since the age of 13. He was gentle and easygoing, loved to race cars and was a jokester.

Besides his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory: brothers Robert (Rachael) Bland, of Burlington, N.J., Dwight Aldrige, of Levittown, Pa., Renaldi (Schakeema) Dixon and Craig (Angela Bernardo) Bland, both of New Haven, and Robert Bland, of Trenton, NJ; sister Lamesha Randolph Bland, of West Haven; maternal grandmother Ethel Luysterborghs, of Guilford; and many aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

A celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at Living Word Ministries, 225 Meloy Road, West Haven, with calling hours from 9-11 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven. To leave a message of comfort, visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Robert Horton Dean

posted: Jul 11, 2011 10:09 am | Comments (0)

Robert Horton Dean died July 7. 

Born in White Plains, N.Y., he was a resident of Fair Haven and the son of the late Edwin and Edna (Horton) Dean.

Horton graduated from Allegeny College and Columbia University. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars in the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Dean; daughters Claudia Chapel, of Laguna Beach, Calif., Colette Ballew, of Damascus, Pa., and Dawn King, of Overland Park, Kan.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Services are private. 

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St. To leave a messages of comfort, visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Michele L. Stokes-Hailey, 58

posted: Jul 8, 2011 11:04 am | Comments (0)

Michele L. Stokes-Hailey, 58, passed away at the Hospital of St. Raphael July 1. 

She was born July 15, 1952, in New Haven to William Stokes and the late Elizabeth C. Burrell-Stokes. 

Michele leaves to cherish her memory husband Wayne Hailey, of California; daughters Ingrid (Billy) and Markita, of New Haven; stepson Wayne Jr.;  stepdaughters Tijana and Mareesha, of New Haven; grandchildren Kevin Sr, Alexis, Rayna, Nyir, Jayla, Destini and Jordyn, of New Haven; great-grandchildren Kimah, Ny’asia and Kevin Jr., of New Haven; sisters Gail and Karyn Stokes, of West Haven; and very special friends Marcus Thomas Jr. and Robbie Potter. 

A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, July 9, at 9 a.m. at Bible Gospel Center, 143 Leeder Hill Dr., Hamden, with calling hours from 8-9 a.m. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. 

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St.  To leave a message of comfort, visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Katherine Shaw, 69

posted: Jul 8, 2011 6:11 am | Comments (0)

Katherine Shaw, 69, of New Haven, departed this life July 1. She was the widow of Joseph Shaw.

Born in Georgetown, S.C., on May 15, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Martha Canteen.

She is survived by sisters Betty Hancock (Robert), Sarah M. Gore, Barbara White, Sylvia Fields (John) and Susan Canteen; brothers Leonard Canteen, Jr. (Wilhelmina), Willie E. Canteen (Carolyn) and James Albert Canteen (Marie); grandchildren Terry and M. Shaw; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Shaw; a brother, Nathaniel Canteen; and brothers-in-law Lawrence Gore and Frederick White.

A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Shaw’s life and legacy will be held Friday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Rock Tabernacle Ministries, 94 Webster St.

Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Travis Washington Jr., 17

posted: Jul 7, 2011 11:16 am | Comments (0)

Travis Washington Jr., 17, of New Haven, departed this life June 25. He was shot to death; his case spurred much soul-searching in New Haven.

Born in New Haven on March 30, 1994, he was the son of Virginia Williams (Todd) and Travis Washington.

In addition to his parents and stepfather, he is survived by sisters Tavonne, Teagan and Jac’queline Williams and Alyssa Washington; brothers Benjamin Washington and Otis Powell; a niece, Brittani Williams; his grandparents, Glenn and Beverly Washington; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be held Friday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 255 Goffe St. Viewing and visitation will be held at the church from 1-2 p.m. Burial will be private.

Professional services entrusted to Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

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