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Celestine Bradley

posted: Jan 19, 2011 12:08 pm | Comments (0)

Celestine Bradley, 63 of New Haven, CT passed away on January 13, 2011. Born to the late Willie Sr. and Noami Myers in Wilmington, NC on February 13, 1947. Celestine leaves to cherish her memory; son, Henry Bradley Jr. of New Haven, CT; daughter, Yolanda (Willie) Telford of New Haven, CT; brother, Bobby Myers of Wilmington, NC; sisters, Willie Mae McDuffie of Wilmington, NC, Annie Myers of New Haven, CT; 6 grandchildren, Dontae, Dontrel, Chilana Gaines and Ralph Knox Bradley, Deja Telford, Andrew Jordan and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Willie and Wade Myers and 1 sister, Delphine Myers. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday January 21, 2011 at 11AM New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 109 Butler Street, New Haven, CT. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10-11AM. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. To leave a message of comfort to the Bradley family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com

May Ellis

posted: Jan 14, 2011 12:17 pm | Comments (0)

May Ellis, 84, of New Haven, departed this life January 10, 2011. He was the husband of Dollie Ellis.
Born in Lloyd, FL, August 29, 1926, he was the son of the late Joe and Ginnie Ellis.
Prior to retiring, he was employed at Schiavone Co. as a Crane Operator.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Willie Joe, Bennie and Bobbie Ellis; a daughter, Mary Ellis; twenty-three grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by ten brothers, three sisters and three grandchildren.
A celebration of Mr. Ellis’ life and legacy will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 9:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held from 8:00-9:00 AM. Burial will be in Hamden Plains Cemetery. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Isaiah Goodine

posted: Jan 14, 2011 8:53 am | Comments (0)

Isaiah Goodine, 82 of New Haven, CT passed away January 9, 2011.  Born to the late Stiles and Beatrice Goodine on January 1, 1928 in Seneca, SC.  Later, he came to New Haven and decided to make New Haven his home.  He was employed at the Winchester Factory, Conrail, and retired from Metro North Commuter Railroad.  Isaiah leaves to cherish his memory; companion of 35 years, Barbara Holloway of New Haven; sons, Stiles and Timothy White of New Haven, Anthony Eaddy, Raheim Holloway, Albert (Lisa) Eaddy, Lionel Johnson all of New Haven; God son, Wayne (Felicia) Ballard; daughters, Jonni Mae Goodine of Raleigh, NC, Mildred (Isaac) Johnson and Barbara Eaddy both of New Haven; 29 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by brothers, Crawford, Willie, and Samuel Goodine. A Celebration of his life will take place on Saturday January 15, 2011 at 9AM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven.  Friends may call Saturday at the funeral home from 8-9AM.  Interment is in Evergreen Cemetery.  To leave a message of comfort to the Goodine family please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Leroy Moorer

posted: Jan 14, 2011 8:51 am | Comments (0)

Leroy Moorer, 91 of New Haven, born March 27, 1919 in Greenville, AL to the late Henry and Elena (Crenshaw) Moorer went home to be with the Lord, January 11, 2011.  Leroy is survived by; son, Roy Moorer (Louise) of Meriden, CT; daughters, Jacqueline Weir (Gerry) of Camp Springs, MD, Dorothy Marsh of Greenville, AL, Jill Moorer of Chicago, IL, Lena Jackson (Gene) of Cassatt, SC, Gail Moorer, Virginia Moorer, Hildergard Samuels all of New Haven; sister, Essie Crenshaw of Greenville, AL; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson and a host of friends and relatives.  Leroy was predeceased by his wife, Daisy White.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday January 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Christ; 16 Gem Street, New Haven.  A celebration of his life will take place Saturday January 22, 2011 in Greenville, AL.  Interment will take place in Magnolia Cemetery, Greenville, AL.  To leave a message of comfort to the Moorer family, please visit, www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Howard Batchelor

posted: Jan 14, 2011 5:14 am | Comments (0)

Howard Batchelor, 81, of New Haven, departed this life January 10, 2011.
Born in Enfield, NC, May 29, 1929, he was the son of the late Henry M.T. and Sarah Batchelor.
Prior to retiring, he was employed at E&F Construction Company as a Foreman for 35 years. Mr. Batchelor was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his daughter, Monica Bowden; grandchildren, Raul “Duke” Velazquez, Tonisha Foster and Tylon Bostic; a brother, Linwood Batchelor; his companion, Lucy June Boomer and her granddaughter, Lucy “Little Lucy” Boomer; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by a son, Tony O’Neal; three brothers and a sister.
A celebration of Mr. Batchelor’s life and legacy will be held Friday, January 14, 2011, at 11:00 AM at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Online guestbook available at www.curvinkcouncil.com

Ina Blair

posted: Jan 13, 2011 2:32 pm | Comments (0)

Excerpts from Eulogy for Ina S. Yudkin Blair
Prepared by Rabbi Jon-Jay Tilsen, Congregatin Beth-El Keser Israel

Ina was born in the Bronx in 1943 and grew up in New Haven along with her sister in the loving home of her parents Joseph & Edythe Yudkin.  There she learned the value of hard work, dedication to family and the ideals of her people.

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Katherine Pugh

posted: Jan 13, 2011 2:29 pm | Comments (0)

Katherine McMiller Pugh was born on May 25, 1923 in Newark, NJ. Born to the late Edward and Mary McMiller. It was during an annual conference which was being held in New Haven in September 1949, she meet a handsome young man by the name of Claude Pugh. They fell in love and married October 1950. They were happily married for 23 years until the Lord called her husband, Claude home to rest. Katherine was called from labor to reward on Friday January 7, 2011 at the Virginia Anne Grimes Nursing Center. She leaves to cherish her precious memory; sisters, Ruby McMiller Steele and Lucille McMiller Danzey; brother, Fletcher Bass (Debra); adopted children, Georgianna and Mike Moran; her Pastor and First Lady Bishop Robert J. and Lady Ethel T. Gay, St. Matthew’s Church Family and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday January 14, 2011 at 11AM at St. Matthew’s, 400 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT. Friends may call on Friday at the church from 9-11AM. To leave a message of comfort to the Pugh family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Maxine Long

posted: Jan 12, 2011 8:26 am | Comments (0)

Maxine E. Long, 66 of New Haven, CT passed away on January 8, 2011.  Born to the late Lawrence Moore and Mabel McMillon in Durham, NC.  She leaves to cherish her memory; daughters, Crystal and Lynthia Long of New Haven, CT; son, George (Tanya) Long of New Haven, CT; sisters, Denise (Richard) Smith of Bronx, NY, Barbara (Henry) McMillan of New Haven, CT; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by brother, Leroy McNeil.  A celebration of her life will take place on Friday January 14, 2011 at 11AM at Love Center Ministries, 19 George Street, Hamden, CT.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10-11AM.  Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park.  To leave a message of comfort to the Long family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

Josephine Overby

posted: Jan 11, 2011 8:40 am | Comments (0)

Josephine Overby, 81 of New Haven, CT passed away on January 7, 2011.  Born to the late Louis and Josephine Briggs in Spartanburg, SC on January 00, 1928.  She leaves to cherish her memory; long time companion of 45 years, Benny Johnson of New Haven, CT; adopted daughter, Linda Bradley of New Haven, CT.  She was predeceased by husband Earl Overby.  A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday January 11, 2011 at 10AM at Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.  Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home from 9-10AM.  Interment is private.  To leave a message of comfort to the Overby family, please visit our website at www.hkhfuneralservices.com.

T. Laverne Solomon

posted: Jan 10, 2011 3:54 am | Comments (1)

Thelma LaVerne Britton Solomon, a beloved New Haven public schools employee for four decades and an active member of Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church, died last Wednesday at the age of 71. Funeral services are to be held Monday morning at Immanuel Baptist Church (calling hours 9-11 a.m.; service beginning at 11 a.m.). Following is the obituary from the program.

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