Category Archives: Life Events


Life Events: New births, marriages, graduations, family illness, etc.

Collins – Dunbar – Harper Families


16-Feb-2016: Join the grandchildren and great grandchildren of 1Mary Ella Day for a special dinner, breakfast and five (5) day retreat in New Orleans, Louisiana. WHAT Collins – Dunbar – Harper Family Retreat. WHEN – SATURDAY, July 9, 2016, 6:00 PM:  Family Dinner

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Reunion Guidelines & Requirements


Please copy this and keep this post in your files. We have over 700 family members on our email list and about 636 included on the family Facebook page. All answers you need to know will be in this letter and if you have any questions…

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ACA and African Americans


The Affordable Care Act is working in terms of affordability, access, and quality for African American families, seniors, businesses, and taxpayers. This includes African Americans who were previously uninsured and African Americans who had insurance that didn't provide them with adequate coverage and financial security. African American families have more security, and many of those […]

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Obituary – Cecil Earl Chatman


April 2, 1956 – May 12, 2015 Mr. Cecil Earl Chatman, retired Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army, died of natural causes on May 12, 2015 in El Paso, Texas. He was formerly of Moss Point, Mississippi. Cecil was born to James and Hattie Lee Moore Chatman on April …

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Warrant Officer Cecil Chatman Dies


I am out of my head right now, I can't stop crying. I’ve been looking for my brother, Warrant Officer Cecil Chatman. U.S. Army, for three days, calling and everything he works for the military. A minute ago we sent the police to his house in El Paso, Texas. They found him dead from a fall. I can't stop crying…

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Obituary – Yolanda Rae Collins-Piper


Yolanda Rae Collins-Piper, age 65, died around 2:00AM on Monday, May 4, 2015, from a sudden massive heart attack, at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California. Yolanda had been confined to a long-term nursing care facility for several years, where she was lovingly…

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Yolanda Rae Collins-Piper


I am sad to announce the sudden passing of my sister, Yolanda Rae Collins-Piper (7-Nov-1949 to 4-May-2015). Yolanda was struck by a massive heart attack around 3:00AM this morning at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California. She passed away quickly thereafter. Yolanda had been confined to a long-term nursing home for several years.

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Leonard Matthews Age 93


Special Prayers for the Whitley/Collins descendant Leonard Matthews of Los Angeles, California, who passed away on February 23, 2015. Cousin Leonard was 93 years old. He was the son of Calvin”Tad” and Molly Matthews . He is a descendant of Ben and Cassade Whitley Matthews, 1834, Maryland and Jamesville, North Carolina. Funeral services are incomplete at this time. […]

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