OBITUARIES

Edward Alan Merfeld

Oct 1, 2022

Alan Edward Merfeld, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Born on February 19, 1948, in Mason City, Iowa to Edward and Audrey (Campbell) of Marble Rock, Iowa.

 

Alan participated in the family business of showing and raising championship breed Pony of the Americas and later judging in horse shows.

 

He graduated from Rockford...

Susan J. Ashe

Sep 27, 2022

Reverend Susan J. (Hodge) Ashe, 86 of Harrisburg, PA transitioned peacefully into eternal life on September 27, 2022.  She was born May 20, 1936, to the late Elmo F. Hodge Sr. and Sibbie Hodge.

 

Mrs. Ashe was educated in the Susquehanna school district and graduated in the class of 1954. 

 

Mrs. Ashe was married to Charles Edward...

Rudolph Jackson

Sep 23, 2022

Rudolph (Rudy) Jackson, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022, at the age of 94. After months of failing health, Rudy transitioned peacefully at his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his beloved family at his side. His last communication with them was his ever-present smile. Rudy was born on August 27, 1928, in Tampa, Fl, as the fourth child of Evans...

Monica Lynn Pierce-Whitmoyer

Sep 21, 2022

Monica Pierce-Whitmoyer of Harrisburg passed away peacefully on September 21, 2022. Born August 13, 1969, to Marie Pierce and Darryl Barbee, Monica was fifty-three when God called her home.

After graduating from Susquehanna Township High School, Monica enlisted in the United States Navy and worked as an Aviation Mechanist Mate before being honorably discharged in 1991 after three years of...

James J. Phillips

Sep 21, 2022

James "Taboo" Phillips, 67 was born on September 18, 1955 in Pahokee, Florida.  He was the son of the late Pearl Harvey.  However, he was raised by his mother’s sister, Virginia Coleman in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

 

James lived his early years in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He met Lucille McDonald in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; they later married on March...

Dabney Hill

Sep 19, 2022

Dabney Hill, 64 of Harrisburg, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2022. He was born on May 28, 1958 , to the late William D. and Eunice Wright.

In addition to his parents, Dabney is predeceased by his siblings, Pauline Patterson, Clyde and Neville Hill.

Dabney had attended William Penn High School and was employed by Apple...

Aggie Charles Smith Jr.

Sep 18, 2022

Charles Smith, age 73, transitioned into eternal rest on Sunday, September 18, 2022, 8:30 a.m. at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The life and legacy of Charles will be cherished by his loving and devoted wife, Selara Ann Smith; sons, Quenton Smith, Shawn (wife/RaLisa) Smith; daughter, Constance (husband/Shawnie) Johnson; brothers, O.D. Smith, Willie (wife/Lillian) Smith; sister, Susan (husband/George) Shultz, all...

Carroll Thomas Hailey III

Sep 17, 2022

Carroll Thomas Hailey III, was born on July 12th 1983 to Hope Brooks and CT Hailey, Jr. in Harrisburg PA. Carroll was educated in the Steelton-Highspire School District and received a General Equivalency Diploma from the Harrisburg Area Community College’s adult education program.

Carroll was also a graduate of the Empire Beauty School, specializing in cosmetology.  Carroll was employed by...

Wayne King Edmonds

Sep 17, 2022

Wayne King Edmonds, 88 of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 17, 2022. Born in Washington County, PA on October 6, 1933, Wayne is the son of the late Densel and Grace Edmonds. He graduated from University of Notre Dame in 1956, where he played football and was the first African American to receive a monogram. He was drafted by...

James Arthur Green

Sep 15, 2022

James Arthur Green of Harrisburg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Thursday, September 15, 2022. He was a blessed 97 years young.

 

James Green was born on March 5, 1925, in Millerstown, PA. He was raised and nurtured by his mom, the late Carrie Green, affectionately known to all as "Granny". He was one of six...

Delores E. Cameron

Sep 11, 2022

Delores Rector Cameron, affectionately known as "Peachie" by her friends and family. She was the youngest of (6) children and was born to the late Louise Morris Rector and Percy Johnson on May 20, 1949, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

 

On Sunday, September 11,2022 at the age of 73, an Angel of the Lord descended from above to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and whispered softly,...

Dwan Darnell Johnston

Sep 8, 2022

Dwan Darnell Johnston Sr., of Harrisburg, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 8, 2022, after a long-term courageous battle with End-Stage Heart Failure. He was born in Statesville, NC., to the late John H. and Nannie D. (Nesbit) Johnston. Dwan was a graduate of the former William Penn High School. Dwan was awarded for his outstanding effort and achievement that...

Junious Lee Wiggins

Sep 7, 2022

Junious Lee Wiggins, son of the late Jessie Mae Wiggins Benton, James R. Bazemore and stepfather Seth Benton Sr.. Junious was born on March 27, 1943, in Whaleyville, Virginia which is now called Suffolk, Virginia. He entered his eternal rest on September 7, 2022, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA.

 

Junious attended the public school in Whaleyville/Suffolk, Virginia...

Magdalene Ranee LaCoste - Butts

Sep 1, 2022

Magdalene Ranee LaCoste, affectionately known as “Ranee” by family and friends, was born on February 19, 1966, in Wilmington, Delaware. 

 

Ranee worked for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the administrative field for over 15 years. She went on to attend Emory University in Georgia to pursue her degree in nursing. Ranee then returned to Pennsylvania to work for Homeland...

Marlene Janette Reynolds

Sep 1, 2022

Marlene J. Reynolds, affectionately known as “Peaches” was born on April 30, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Viola Hammonds and Nathaniel Treadwell. In additions to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Thelma Edwards, Marie Jones, Christine Washington, Reverend Vanessa Cager, brother Nathaniel Treadwell, and daughter Michelle Johnson.

 

Ms. Marlene was educated in the...

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