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The life of Dorothy Wallace Graham

Dorothy Graham, born Jan. 25, 1916 in Bartow, Florida, reached the blessed age of 99 years. The only child of Bahamians Mae Foster and Phillip Wallace, she lived in Miami’s Colored Town, now more popularly called Overtown. There she attended ...

Preston Marshall Jr., Miami’s MLK Parade founder, dead at 79

For nearly 40 years, Preston Marshall Jr. planned every detail of Miami’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade. He enlisted help from friends, his wife and children – and later his grandchildren — to get the word out about the ...

Stanley Victor Campbell dies at 90

Stanley Victor Campbell, 90, of Miami, Fla. died on Oct. 18 from natural causes. Campbell was born August 16, 1925, in Bronx New York to Jamaican parents who moved him back to Jamaica for portions of his education. As a ...

Mary Alice Wadley, beloved community leader, dies at 76

Union and community leader Ms. Mary Alice Wadley died on Oct. 3 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Ms. Wadley retired from her job as a nurse’s aid at North Shore Nursing Home. For years, she stood up for dignity and respect ...

Elyn Johnson, 85, Sexton dies

Elyn Johnson practically wrote her obituary because she wrote so much about her life on yellow legal sheets which were shared by her niece, Jessica Williams on Tuesday. Born on January 20, 1930, Johnson wrote, “ I was christened by ...

Sylvia Rolle, B-C grad dies at 81

Sylvia Rolle, born Sylvia Reynolds, died at Claridge House on Thursday, Sept. 24. She was 81 years old. The daughter of Margaret and Forrest Reynolds Sr. of Miami, Sylvia attended Dorsey High School, where she was Miss Dorsey in 1950, ...

First Black female police officer in county dies at 88

Thelma Gaitor Freeman Harris was widely recognized as a pioneer and trailblazer during a 25-year career in law enforcement. Harris made history in 1962 as the first Black female police officer in the Miami-Dade County Police Department. She died July ...

Francena Bruton Thomas, a community activist, dies

Miami native Francena Bruton Thomas, an educator, former The Miami Times columnist, and community activist, died Saturday, July 11 at University of Miami Hospital. Her younger sister, Charlotte Bruton Griggs says, “We grew up in the James E. Scott projects, ...

Memorial for the first Black Kennel owner in Miami-Dade

Family and friends this weekend will celebrate the life of Benjamin F. Gardner, the first Black kennel owner in Miami-Dade who died Dec. 7. He was 69. A memorial service will be held for Gardner at 11 a.m. on Saturday, ...

DOLLIA ELOISE CLIETT, 64

administrative secretary, Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts, died June 23. Survivors include: son, Damon Cliett (Trenea);...

VANNESS WHITE, 36

died June 24 at North Shore Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

MARIA H. ARENAS

a native Miamian, was born March 10, 1947 (Christian Hospital)and raised Overtown". Maria left us...

ELOISE STORR, 74

retired CNA, died June 25 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

MARQUIS OHAIR, 21

student, died June 23. Arrangements are incomplete....

DAOUD TAFARI, 54

died June 21 at home. Services were held....

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