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Ralph Jenkins, 77

posted: Jun 16, 2011 6:16 am | Comments (1)

Ralph A. Jenkins, 77, of New Haven, passed away June 12.  He was born to the late Carl Jenkins and Mae Lewis in New Haven on July 22, 1933.
 
He leaves to cherish his memory: wife Alberta Jenkins; children Leroy, Lorena, Melissa, Delancey and Alpha Jenkins; stepchildren Rodney McCoy, Lori Wilson and Felicia Edwards; sisters Doris Jenkins and Blanche Winston; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends. 

He was predeceased by two sons, Ralph Jenkins and Keith Hall; three brothers, Carl, Leroy, and Robert Jenkins; and sister Pauline Young. 

A celebration of his life, with military honors, will take place on Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church of God In Christ, 139 Winthrop Ave., New Haven. There will be an Elk ceremony during the service.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Interment is private. 

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Service, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven. To leave a message of comfort for the Jenkins family, please visit our website, www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Robert Lee McArthur Sr.,  29

posted: Jun 14, 2011 7:40 am | Comments (1)

Robert Lee McArthur Sr., 29, of New Haven, passed away on June 7.

He was born in New Haven on March 11, 1982 to Bertha L. McArthur and Robert L. Mclean. 

Besides his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory: sons Steven McArthur and Robert Lee McArthur Jr.; brothers Quintarus (Tamiko) and Eric McArthur; sisters Tahania (George) Cunningham, Tanazya and Johnae McArthur; and fiancee Desiree Stevenson, all of New Haven. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and a special godson, Kylon Little. 

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, John L. and Gloria McArthur, paternal grandmother Mattie Mclean, an uncle, an aunt and three cousins.

A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday June 15, at 11 a.m. at Agape Christian Center, 90 Goffe St. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Hamden Plains. 

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven. To leave a message of comfort for the McArthur family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

“Dee Dee” Bonner, 60

posted: Jun 9, 2011 11:11 am | Comments (0)

Delores “Dee Dee” Bonner, of New Haven, entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 3, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was surrounded by her loving family after her courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on Feb. 12, 1951, in New Haven to the late Harry and Helen Murray Bonner.

She is survived by a brother, Carleton L. Bonner (Rose); nieces and nephews, Shontae Bryant, Lauren Bonner, and Carleton Bonner II of Inglewood, Calif.  She is also survived by Joyce, Alma and Joann Spruill, Deborah Spruill-Watters, Tearies Spruill-Willoughby (Clarence), Nadine Mangum, Gloria Whitty, Gwendolyn Bonner-Bennett (Charlie), Timothy, Melvin, Marvin and Kevin Spruill of New Haven, and Kenneth Spruill of Richmond, Va., and a host of family and friends. 

She was predeceased by a sister, Mary L. Bonner-Spruill,  and a brother, Harry Bonner Jr. 

A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, June 10, at 11 a.m. at First Calvary Baptist Church, 605 Dixwell Ave. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be held in Evergreen Cemetery. 

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St. To leave a message of comfort for the Bonner family, please visit our website
at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Gloria Irene Hamilton, 56

posted: Jun 8, 2011 11:02 am | Comments (0)

Gloria Irene Hamilton entered into a peaceful rest on June 2. Born into the family of the late John F. and Lola P. Downing on Oct. 18, 1954, in Troy, Ala., she was one of seven children.

Gloria accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was a faithful member of Bethel Temple C.O.G.I.C., where she served faithfully as an usher, senior bookkeeper, and president of the choir. She also enjoyed singing in the choir and supporting the mission of the church. Her outgoing personality endeared her to everyone she met.

Lovingly celebrating her life are her husband, Leroy Hamilton, Sr.; sons Leroy Hamilton, Jr. (Erica), Alvin J. Hamilton, and Corinthian S. Hamilton; grandchildren Dyniece C. Hamilton, Alvin J. Hamilton III, Leroy Hamilton III, and Erin N. Hamilton; a brother, Johnnie L. Downing; a sister, Alma J. Nelson; a brother-in-law, Henry (Eleanor) Hamilton; a sister-in-law, Margie Downing; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.

A celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church of God, 135 Winthrop Ave. Friends and family may call at the church on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. 

To leave a message of comfort to the Hamilton family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Jesse Carter, 87

posted: Jun 7, 2011 10:58 am | Comments (0)

Jesse Carter, 87, of New Haven, passed away June 2. He was born in Camden, S.C., to the late Louis and Luella Carter. 

He was employed until his retirement at Kings Furniture store in New Haven as a warehouse supervisor.

He leaves to cherish his memory: brother Jerry Carter of Washington, DC; sister Mary Carter of Jacksonville, Fla.; nephews Joseph (Nellie) Clyde Watkins of Middletown, Kenneth James (Nancy) Watkins of Algonquin, Ill., and Ralph Edward (Tracy) Watkins of New Haven; niece Tishena Scott of New Haven; and a host of great nephews and great nieces. He was also predeceased by 15 other siblings.

A celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St. New Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. Interment will be in Hamden Plains. 

To leave a message of comfort to the Carter family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Leila Mae Morton, 69

posted: Jun 6, 2011 10:14 am | Comments (0)

Leila Mae Morton, 69, of New Haven, passed away May 28. She was born to the late Herbert and Pinkie Lee Martin on Oct. 17, 1941. 

She leaves to cherish her memory: son Timothy (Crystal) Morton, of New Haven; daughters Wanda (Bobby) Langley, of West Haven, and Cassandra D. Morton, of New Haven; brothers Herbert (Essie) Martin Jr., of Selma, Ala., Kaysar (Nancy) Martin, of New Haven, Clifford (Deborah) Martin of San Antonio, Tex., and Gregory Martin, of Atlanta; sisters Ruby Martin, of Selma, Marianne Richardson, of Detroit, Lucille (Clark) Mixon, of Columbus, Miss., Carolyn (John) Jones, of Concord, N.C., and Patricia Morrow of Baltimore; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother and two sisters. 

A celebration of her life took place June 6.

Service by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St., New Haven. To leave a message of comfort for the Morton family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Arvel Leslie Jr., 52

posted: Jun 3, 2011 6:37 am | Comments (0)

Arvel Leslie Jr., 52, of New Haven, departed this life May 28.

Born in New Haven on Jan. 10, 1959, he was the son of the late Arvel Leslie Sr. and Jeanette Leslie Stokes.

He is survived by his daughters, Tara and Rashel Leslie; a sister, Arvela Leslie-Cozart; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Aaron Leslie (Karen).

A celebration of Mr. Leslie’s life and legacy will be held Monday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St. Viewing and visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.curvinkcouncil.com.

Eugene J. Roseborough, 71

posted: Jun 2, 2011 4:41 am | Comments (0)

Eugene J. Roseborough, 71, of New Haven, passed away May 27. 

Eugene was born July 21, 1939 to the late John J. and Charlotte Boyd Roseborough. 

He leaves to cherish his memory: daughters Antoinette Simon of New Haven, Sharon Latham (Roger) of South Port, England, Rebecca Carter of Providence, R.I., Lorraine Carter of Ansonia, and Michelle Russell of Providence; sons Eugene J. Russell and Michael L. Russell, both of Providence, and Albert Hazard of Virginia; brothers Thomas F. Roseborough of Providence and Ralph R. Ford of New Haven; sisters May Carter of Providence and Priscilla Parks and Brenda Perno (Bruce), both of Wallingford; special friend Bernadatte Simon; nine grandchildren and a host of many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Phyllis Ford.

A celebration of his life will take place Thursday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St. Friends may call Thursday at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m.

To leave a message of comfort to the Roseborough family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Lawrence R. Blakey, 76

posted: Jun 1, 2011 11:27 am | Comments (0)

Lawrence R. Blakey, 76, of New Haven, passed away May 22.

He was born to the late Toliver Blakey and Effie Cunningham on Dec. 16, 1934, in Clifton Forge, Va.

A memorial service will take place on Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel St.

To leave a message of comfort to the Blakey family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Dorothy Mae Moore, 86

posted: Jun 1, 2011 7:41 am | Comments (0)

Dorothy Mae Moore, 86, of New Haven, departed this life May 29.

She was the widow of Leslie Roscoe Moore Sr. Born in Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Louella Holman.

Prior to retiring, she was employed at Olin Corp. as an assembler and was the owner of a day care center for numerous years. Mrs. Moore was a member of St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, where she served on the Usher Board over 50 years.

She is survived by a son, Lawrence Moore; a daughter, JoAnn Henderson; grandchildren Traci Heard and Andre Moore; great-grandchildren Ryan and Brandon Moore and LaNaysia Barrett; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by a son, Leslie Roscoe Moore, Jr.

A celebration of Mrs. Moore’s life and legacy will be held Thursday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s UFWB Church, 400 Dixwell Ave. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. There will be no viewing or visitation.

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

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