Category Archives: Obituaries


Massacre of Black Worshippers in SC


By:  Reverend William D. Watley, PhD., Senior Pastor St. Phillip AME Church, Atlanta, Georgia, June 21, 2015 The expression “Massacre or Slaughter of the Holy Innocents” traditionally has referred to the enraged and wanton murder of the babes in Bethlehem initiated by King Herod in his fruitless effort to track down the young child Jesus […]

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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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Jennings Family of Salt Lake City


Special prayers for the Whitley Collins Descendants – Jennings family of Salt Lake City, Utah and all parts of California. Descendant of Briss and Eliza Whitley 1832. Roots from Jamesville, North Carolina and Eva, Louisiana. ~Ruth Spillers (28-Feb-2015) www.facebook.com/whitley.descendents

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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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Larry Louis Edwards (Nov 14, 1951 – Feb 8, 2015)


A memorial service will be announced at a later date for Larry L. Edwards, age 63, of Ferriday, LA. Mr. Edwards, son of Charlie Whitley and Lillian Edwards was born in Natchez, MS and died at his residence. He was a heavy equipment operator and served in the US Marines Corps. Mr. Edwards is survived […]

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