People: September 18, 2013

Anna Sweeting | 9/19/2013, 9 a.m.

“Old Timers” of Miami were saddened by news of the death of Gwendolyn Heastie Welters who was funeralized at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church last Thursday. Her father, Raymond Heastie carried many in the Overtown community to Fort Lauderdale before we had a “beach” and her


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mother along with Veronica Bynoe- O’Berry were hairdressers at the Heastie home on N.W. 5th court across the street from the Cohen Family. They lived next to one of her dear friends Ruby Butterfield. Another dear friend was Fran Reeves Jollivette Chambers. I used to call them the three musketeers. All three are now deceased. Rest in peace. 

A very happy wedding anniversary to the following couples: 

Edward J. and Elizabeth Blue, Jr., 64 years 

Kenneth and Agnes Nairn, 20 years

Oscar and Patricia Braynon, I, 38 years 

Get well wishes and prayers go out to the following sick and shut-ins: Barbara Patterson, Reverend Shedrick Gilbert, Lenora B. Smith, Freddie “Jabbo” Johnson, Barbara Kee, Gladys Moss, Cecil Newbold, Wilhelmina S. Welch, Frances Brown, S. Bernadette Ingraham, Terry Lynn Kelly, Pauline McKinney, Winston Scavella, Louise H. Cleare, Veronica O’Berry. 

Congratulations to the BTW Tornadoes football team and coaches who defeated the Miami Central Rockets on Sept. 6th at Traz Powell Stadium. By the way, the stadium where the game was played is named for Nathaniel “Traz” Powell who was a football legend at BTW and FAMU.

Congratulations to the winners of the St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church Women ( Rector’s chapter) annual raffle.They are: Diane Johnson who won 1st prize (Google Android 4.0 Tablet). Roland Carey ($100 Shell gas card) and Carolyn Mond ($50 Target card),

Agnator Gordon Nottage was honored by St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church where she has been a member since childhood. The church family held a dinner in her honor, presented her with a plaque and she was especially surprised to have her daughter Tangela N. Floyd and granddaughter Tamera Layton present and join family and friends for the affair. It was also church’s 92nd anniversary. 

Sandra and Calvin Harris, were in town visiting with her parents Edward and Elizabeth Blue. The couple reside in Kennesville N.C. Also, son Frank Blue of Boston visited. They enjoyed a trip on the Bimini Superfast along with granddaughters Makeda Harris and Vernatta Lee.