Farel Frederick Johnson, affectionately known as Freddie, who died Nov. 30 at age 96, was quite the entrepreneur.
In his native Jamaica, he owned Freddie’s Bar and Restaurant and served as a personal tour guide for the famous actor Errol Flynn, during his visits there. In the United States, he owned and operated a barbershop in West Philadelphia for over 40 years.
“He was a devoted father and devoted friend,” said his daughter Elaine Johnson-Adams.
Johnson was born on Aug. 8, 1915, in Cold Springs, Hanover, Jamaica, West Indies, to Zachariah Cuban and Alice Johnson.
He spent his early years in Jamaica, where he developed a love for cricket, croquet, bird shooting and fishing. He completed his formal education at 18 and went on to hone his culinary skills. While in Jamaica he had five children, Clifford, Ronald, Citrine, Locksley and Audrey.
Johnson came to the U.S. in 1943 during World War II to find a better life for his family. He worked as a chef, cooking for soldiers, and a factory worker for Campbell Soup Co. He received his barber’s license in 1952 and became a surgical barber at Philadelphia General Hospital.
In the early 1940s, he met his first wife, Dorothy Williams, who had two children, Vares (Colleen), and Grace. In 1944, he married Dorothy and from their union came five children, Farel, Alice, Faith, Elaine and Crystal.
He was the Sir Knight and assistant secretary for 20 years of The William Penn Lodge #1 of Philadelphia under the Grand Jurisdiction of the Alpha District Grand Lodge #1 of The Independent United Order of Mechanics, Friendly Society, of The Western Hemisphere, Inc.
Johnson is survived by: 10 children, Clifford “Jakes” Johnson , Ronald Johnson (Valerie), Citrine Johnson, Audrey “Blossom” Johnson, Locksley Johnson (Patricia), Farel Frederick Johnson Jr. (Joyce), Alice Johnson (Ralph), Faith Johnson-Bonecutter (Bruce), Elaine Johnson-Adams (Barry) and Crystal Torrence (Darryl), and adopted daughter Stephanie Gilchrist (Charles); more than 40 grandchildren and a multitude of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his second wife, Ola Johnson, and his partner and companion, Maxine Seney.
Services will be held Dec. 8 at Yeadon Presbyterian Church, 541 Holly Road in Yeadon. The viewing will be at 9 a.m. The service will start at 11. Wood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Veteran broadcaster Dave Sanborn (born Bill Simpson) recently reflected on his on-air partnership and off-air friendship with former Power 99 and WDAS FM morning personality Brian Carter, who died suddenly of a massive heart attack on Sunday, April 22, less that 12 hours after completing his Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. shift on WBLS in New York. Carter, a father of three, was 56.
The duo hosted the popular radio show “Carter and Sanborn in the Morning,” which aired on Power 99 FM from 1987 to 1999 and on WDAS FM in 2006.
“I’m hanging in there. It was a really, really tough day (Sunday),” Sanborn said from the Clear Channel headquarters in Bala Cynwyd. “I had a little bit more in me to get through this morning, but (Sunday) was really, really hard.”
For 12 frenetic, fun-filled years, Carter and Sanborn captivated morning drive-time audiences with popular “bits” such as the jubilant Friday check-in, set to James Brown’s “It’s a New Day” and “Horace the Taurus,” with Sanborn often playing “straight man” to Carter’s on-air antics.
“It’s kind of funny, because Loraine [Ballard Morrill] had mentioned that Brian was kind of the anchor of the team, and I did all the character voices - Horace the Taurus and all those,” Sanborn explained. “So little did anybody know that I was yuckin’ it up too! The two of us just liked to entertain each other, and it just so happened that the audience was entertained as well.
“That was just us. When we first met, we hit it off like that, and Power 99 hired us right on the spot. When they put us together, we were not only good with our radio chemistry, but as friends, we liked to hang out with each other. We enjoyed each other’s company. We didn’t just hang out because we had to work together, we were in touch with other more than we were with our wives, probably.”
“He was true radio professional,” said WDAS FM midday diva Patty Jackson, now celebrating 30 years in radio. “He loved radio, he loved the music - I mean, he knew his music! He could talk to you about radio for hours, and when he and Sanborn rode the airwaves in the ’90s, it was unprecedented, because now you see how radio is today with syndication taking over. But it was unprecedented that these local guys were able to make the impact that they did.”
“Carter and Sanborn are the reason Power 99 is the station it is today,” said Ken Johnson, Director of Urban Programming for Clear Channel Media & Entertainment. “They inspired me to recapture the presence in the community Power had when they were on the air. Brian was also an inspiration to me personally. He will be missed.”
Ballard Morrill, director of News and Community Affairs and news anchor for the show when it aired on Power 99 says, “Brian Carter was an icon in radio with a love for the business and giving back to the community. This is not only a loss for his family and friends — it’s a loss for broadcasting.”
“My fondest general memory is how much I laughed with him. Laughter was very much a part of our lives, and we shared plenty of tears as well through our trials and tribulations, both personally and professionally,” said Sanborn, who has been pursuing a career as a holistic health practitioner since stepping away from the microphone. “But we were always there to uplift each other, and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”
Sanborn states that a private funeral will be held for Carter in Baltimore, and that a public memorial service, to take place in Philadelphia, is being planned. “We don’t know quite when that’s happening,” he said. “We’re in the process of ironing that down, and then we’ll let the public know for sure.”
John Wesley Myles was an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He served as a member of the King of Prussia Rotary Club and was a former Lt. Gov. of the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Myles was a Republican Committeeman and was a supporter of the African American Museum in Philadelphia. He died Sept. 15. He was 71.
Myles was a member of the Peace Corps who served in Somalia, Africa. He was a former teacher of mathematics at Gillespie Middle School in Philadelphia and was the first African-American State Farm insurance agent in Pennsylvania.
Myles is survived by: wife, Dr. Geraldine Hinnant Myles; daughter, Julia Anne Myles; siblings, Ruth Pettis, Gilda Myles and Paul Myles; mother, Birdette Myles; godchildren, Jeremy May and Diakeim Lyles; aunts, Lucille Woodford, Dean Morrison and Brooksie Davis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Myles, and brother, Jesse Myles Jr.
Services will be Sept. 22 at the Grace Baptist Church of Germanton 25 W. Johnson St. The viewing will be at 9:30 a.m. The service will start at 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Kirk & Nice Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements.
Clarice Estelle Douglas was born to Mary Douglas and Benjamin Jones on Sept. 9, 1966. Clarice received her early education in Philadelphia attending Sister Clara Muhammad School later transferring to Philadelphia Public Schools. She graduated from West Philadelphia High attending secretarial school to improve her clerical skills, Clarice had a thirst for knowledge she also completed extensive security training.
Clarice met the love of her life, Wayne Newell, and they welcomed two children, Arnesa Newell and Wayne Newell Jr.
She held many jobs in her life, armed security officer, clerical assistant, and cashier. Years later Clarice left the conventional workforce to devote full attention to her growing family. She enjoyed loving and raising her children was often seen playing basketball and riding bicycles with them in the neighborhood. In the mist of caring for her family, Clarice’s mother’s health started to decline and she became her caretaker, competently and compassionately providing continuous care.
In spite of all her responsibilities, she maintained close relationships with her sister Kim, cousins Jessie, Thoma, Arlene and a special loving aunt Rebecca. Clarice’s love for her neighborhood and friends was immeasurable she regularly shared food, resources, and goodwill with her neighbors.
Clarice is deeply missed by her beloved parents, mother Mary Douglas, and father Benjamin Jones; three daughters Anesa, Keyonna, and Bryonna; two sons: Wayne Jr. and Savion; a sister Kim Willis; a grand daughter: Jamazsha Newell; five uncles: John, Joe, Donald, Clarence, and David; two aunts, Rebecca Ramsome and Sheryl Jones; “special mother figure” Ann Newell, mother’s niece: Christine Cain Smith and nephew Charles William Cain Jr.; a nephew Asyan Bility, a niece Maryam Bility; a step mother Sacaree Rhodes Jones, a special companion and friend: Stan; and a host of wonderful cousins.
Clarice was preceded in death by maternal grandmother Maggie Douglas, paternal grandmother Clarice Douglas, paternal grandfather Arthur Jones Sr., aunt Harriet Douglas, uncle Arthur Jones Jr.
She is fondly remembered and loved by a host of friends and neighbors whose lives she touched and made smile.
Funeral Services will be held April 28 at 10 a.m. at Miracle Temple of Christ, 2600 Tasker Ave.
There will be a first viewing at Powell Mortuary Services 2432 N. 27th St. April 27 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The second viewing will be held at Miracle Temple of Christ on April 28 from 9 .m. to 10 a.m. Pastor Warren Martin is the senior pastor. Interment Chelten Hills Cemetery.
Chris C. White was the owner of Chris’ Cleaners and Tailoring in West Philadelphia.
He died June 19, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 80.
White was born March 19, 1932, to the late Sandy and Willie Kate White in Halifax County, Va. He was the youngest of nine children.
At an early age, White relocated to Philadelphia, where he was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system, attending Martha Washington Elementary School, Mayer Sulzberger Middle School and Overbrook High School. He later enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Korean War. White was honorably discharged in 1953.
He attended the former Craft School of Tailoring at 6th and Chestnut streets and would later go on to earn a certificate in accounting.
In 1950, White was introduced to his future bride Myra (Nonnie) Harper by his best friend, the late David 2X Shaw. He spoke often about Myra’s family. He stated that when he fell in love with Myra, he also fell in love with her parents and siblings.
After three years of courtship, they were married on Oct. 24, 1953, and went on to be blessed with three children, Gail, Rashida and Abdal Aleem.
Along with his wife, he joined the Nation of Islam in 1955, becoming Chris X and Myra X. As a Fruit of Islam (FOI), he served in numerous capacities; most notably in the secretarial and treasury departments. He would work with prominent figures within the Nation of Islam, such as Malcolm X, Imam Warith Deen Mohammed and Minister Louis Farrakhan. During the mid-1970s, the White family would receive the Islamic surname “Karim” from the Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, leader of the American Society of Muslims; Chris and Myra would also receive the names Aziz and Saafie.
Inspired by the Nation of Islam’s principle of self-help and Black entrepreneurship, White established a dry cleaning and tailoring business, Chris’ Cleaners and Tailoring in March of 1960, which is still up and running today.
Chris’ Cleaners would service several neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia, including North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and Northeast Philadelphia. His first dry-cleaning and tailoring shop was at Uber and Montgomery Avenue. At one time, White owned and operated a total of five dry-cleaning and tailoring shops. Today, most people associate Chris’ Cleaners and Tailoring with 52nd St. and Girard Avenue, and 56th and Stewart streets.
White was revered for his excellent skills in tailoring, especially his designs of suits, pants and coats. Chris’ Cleaners and Tailoring would go on to service many prominent Philadelphians, including civil rights activist Cecil B. Moore, members of the singing groups “The Blue Notes” and “The Delfonics,” and radio personalities Georgie Woods, Mary Mason and Nick Taliaferro. White traveled to Chicago several times to tailor suits for American Society of Muslim’s leader Imam W. Deen Mohammed.
Prior to opening his dry cleaning service, White was employed at the former Quartermaster Depot making military uniforms, and the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.
In 1977, White was instrumental in the founding of Masjidullah, Inc., where the meetings began in his West Philadelphia home.
White enjoyed community service. He served as block captain for the 5600 W. Stewart Street block. He was also a member of the Carroll Park Community Council, a member of numerous Islamic service committees and chairman of the White Family Reunion.
White often talked about the importance of family. The Sunday before he passed, his family held a Father’s Day gathering for him at his home. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He supported his family endlessly throughout all of their endeavors.
He served as a mentor to many. People of all ages, faiths, races and walks of life would seek advice from White. His family said he was known for his stern, yet compassionate, talks. Neighborhood children would also call him “Dad” and “Grandpop.” To others he was known as “Brother Aziz,” “Brother Chris,” or Mr. White.
White was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, William, George, and John and four sisters, Annie, Fannie, Alethea and Eunice.
In addition to his wife and three children, White is survived by his daughter-in-law, Lora; grandchildren, Basheer, Hamina, Walida, Amir, Khalid and Khaleef; great-grandchildren, Dahmir, Zahir, Yahsir, Zakii, Saafirah, Naimah, Ibn, Milan, Zakia and Jamira; sisters-in-law, Catherine (Ummil Karim) White, Ruby Harper Bradshaw, Lillian Harper Gary, Juanita Harper Franklin (Carl) and Mary Harper Leecan (Lee); brothers-in-law, Adam Harper (Jean), Roosevelt Harper (Queen) and Waymon Harper Jr.; special relative, Annie Cosby; and other relatives and friends.
Services were held June 21 at the Philadelphia Masjid-Sister Clara Muhammad School, 4700 Wyalusing Ave. Burial was held in Westminster Cemetery.
Ruby N. Gamble was a devout Jehovah’s Witness who loved the ministry.
She died March 10, 2012. She was 96.
She was born Oct. 17, 1915 in Ozark, Ala. Gamble was educated in the Alabama public school system and earned her high school diploma in 1932.
In 1937, she traveled to Philadelphia in search of employment and to join her sisters. While in Philadelphia, she worked as a domestic worker, a power machine operator and eventually landed a job with the Philadelphia Health Department as laboratory technician - a job that she was very proud of and ultimately retired from in 1977.
Because of her love for the ministry, Gamble became a full time minister (pioneer) in 1984 devoting up to 90 hours per month in preaching work.
She was especially known for her street witnessing. On any given day, she could be seen with her fellow Jehovah's Witnesses walking the distance from Stenton Avenue to City Hall, preaching to all along the way. On other days, she might be seen at the Amtrak 30th Street train station where she passed out Watchtower literature to travelers.
Her son, Kenneth Gamble, became half of the legendary songwriting and production duo of Gamble and Huff. She was the inspiration behind the classic Intruders hit, “I’ll Always Love My Mama.”
“Our mother was extremely special,” Kenneth Gamble said on behalf of the Gamble family.
“She was the kindest person in our lives. More importantly, she was the inspiration for everything I have done in life, including creating the wonderful music that others have enjoyed around the world. We will truly miss her.”
“As the matriarch of the family, she was a spiritual person who devoted her life as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Her kindness and peacefulness will never be forgotten."
She was preceded in death by three siblings.
She is survived by her sons, Charles Sr., Kenneth and Carl; two siblings; and 19 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6826-40 Ardleigh St.
Gladys Flamer was a local centenarian and community leader. She was known to be the oldest citizen living in the City of Coatesville. When she was 103, she was still driving. Everyone knew her red and white 1979 Cadillac Coupe Deville. At 105, she was mentally sharp, could still stand and walk on her own. She died on Feb. 8. She was 105.
Flamer was active in city government, addressing Coatesville City Council with issues that concerned her. She was the Judge of Elections for Coatesville’s Fifth Ward for decades and recipient the Rebecca Lukens Award in 2010.
She had been treasurer of the Coatesville chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 40 years. The Coatesville Area Branch of the NAACP gave her its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Over the years, Flamer had worked as an LPN at the VA Medical Center and the former Embreeville Hospital. She owned a beauty shop in Coatesville for 20 years. She also worked for Lukens Steel, the Pennsylvania Railroad and even Strawbridge and Clothier at age 90.
She was also an active member of her church and a member of the Coatesville Historical Commission.
Services were held on February 15 at Hutchinson Memorial UAME Church. Wright Funeral & Cremation Services handled the arrangements.
Elijah Larry Lang was always witnessing to others about the love, grace and forgiveness of God. He studied the Word day and night. It became his passion. He also became the Book Steward for the Philadelphia Annual Conference, appointed by Bishop Frank Curtis Cummings. He sold Church School materials, Disciplines and Hymn Books. He died September 19. He was 88.
Lang was born on February 20, 1923, to his parents Eliza and Zack, in Palmetto, Fla. They were proud of their beautiful son. He was the youngest child in the family. He had four brothers and five sisters. He also had a loving aunt and uncle whom he loved dearly — Uncle John and Aunt Isabella.
He was introduced to Christ through the Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he professed Christ as his Savior at an early age. He had to clean the church weekly with his older brother Richard. He would rather clean the church than work on the farm. He grew to become a good Bible student and loved to recite poems and study the scriptures.
One summer, he was asked to attend the Sunday School Convention. He recited a poem and Bishop Henry Young Tookes was so impressed that he offered him a scholarship to Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla. From there he transferred to Florida A&M University. Life was very difficult having to work dining halls and being a short-order cook, but he was determined to make it. He also attended Alabama State Teachers College, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania.
When Lang graduated from Florida A&M University, he was working and had to be reminded that he was on the graduation list.
Lang later became head of the Business Department at Central High School in Mobile, Ala. It was there that divine providence allowed him to meet his soulmate, Martha LaDuna. Several years later they were married in Philadelphia by Rev. T.E. Harper, pastor of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church. To this union, two children were born — Ron and Yetta. A niece, Queene Mays, also came to live with the Lang family.
Lang worked two full-time jobs to support his household. Ultimately, he retired from the Youth Study Center for Delinquent Boys and the Board of Education as a business teacher. He loved children and was a father to many at school and church.
Additionally, upon arriving in Philadelphia, Lang joined St. Matthew A.M.E. Church where he was appointed the Sunday School Superintendent, a steward and a class leader. At St. Matthew, he also had a vision to start a training class to teach church school workers how to teach the Bible.
Many of the pastors and Christian Education workers in the Philadelphia Annual Conference had their beginning at Standard Bible Evening School, which later changed to City Wide Interdenominational Christian Training Institute (CWICTI). Lang loved the organization dearly. It has been in existence for 44 years.
Additionally, Lang left St. Matthew to join Mt. Tabor A.M.E. Church, where his wife had become pastor. At Mt. Tabor, he bought the church school van to pick up persons who could not come to church on their own. He also encouraged the downtrodden to join the church and to look to Jesus — the author and finisher of their faith for whatever they needed.
Lang leaves to mourn: wife, Martha; daughters, Carolyn (William) and Yetta (John); sons, Nathaniel (Cheryl), Larrion (Janice) and Lehron; 15 grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Derek, Trelliss, Kamya, Britt, Portia, Lucinda, Scarlet, Ishmeal, Stephanie, Chave, Timothy, Rakiah, Keyana and Raina; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Hay; mother-in-law, Elizabeth LaDuna DuBose; special niece, Queene Mays; sisters-in-law, Alice Bradley (Larry) and Shante Reese (Earl); brothers-in-law, Joseph LaDuna (Mattie), Victor LaDuna (Gloria), Percy LaDuna (Shirley) and Michael LaDuna; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; Godchildren, Solomon, Tyrrea, Jarreau, Ja Ja, Hasan, Kia, Stephanie, Joey, Andre and William; Sharon Campbell and Marie Bell (Les); and good friends, Sammy McNeil, Isaac Anderson, Sr. and Camilla Hollins.
Services will be held Sept. 30, at Mt. Tabor AME Church, 961 North 7th St. The viewing will be at 8 a.m. The service will start at 10.
Savin Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Ronald L. Houston Sr. was a dedicated educator.
Houston died June 13, 2012 at Prince George Hospital in Maryland. He was 69. He was a resident of Philadelphia for 43 years.
Born on June 22, 1942 to Robert and Flora Houston in Princeton, W. Va., he attended Princeton High School, graduated from Bluefield State College in Bluefield W.Va. with a degree in chemistry and was a member of the Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Houston received his master’s in education from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.
Houston spent his adult life in the field of education, as a teacher in secondary schools, as a principal and most recently as the director for the school improvement at the Delaware Department of Education. He was also the state director for Title I and held officer positions in several education associations. He played a key role in the enforcement and administration of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in the Delaware public schools.
Prior to his work at the Delaware Department of Education, Houston was a researcher for 13 years at Research for Better Schools, a college professor, school administrator and teacher. He was instrumental in the development of several reform efforts and is published in the area of education of disadvantaged children.
Outside of his career in education, Houston was an avid Temple University basketball fan and loved spending time with his five grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Houston was predeceased by two nephews, Dialo Evans and Robert Houston Jr. and his sister, Barbara Houston Chandler.
He is survived by his two sons, Ronald Houston and his wife, Ia , and Shawn G.A. Houston and his wife, Michelle; sister, Delores Houston Anderson and her husband, Carl; two brothers, Robert W.L. Houston and Claude D. Houston; five nieces and nephews, Jill Houston, Sherry Houston, Calvin Benjamin Chandler Jr., Todd Houston and Jamil Evans; and five grandchildren, Ronald III, Cheo, Asha, Nathan and Jade.
Funeral services were held June 21. Burial was in Northwood Cemetery at 1501 Haines St.
Condolences can be sent to Alfonso Cannon Funeral Home, 2315 N. Broad St., Phila., Pa. 19132.
Arlethia Sandra Gaymon Smith, 57, was a native Philadelphian who resided in the Logan section of the city. The teacher’s assistant died suddenly on Dec. 23 from complications of heart disease.
“We were all shocked that Mommy took ill and just did not recover. She had asthma really badly and would sometimes go into distress. This time was very different,” reflected her youngest daughter, Sarah.
Smith was born on Oct. 10, 1954, the second child of James and Fannie (née Aikens) Gaymon.
“Our Mom was devoted to her parents, especially her mother, who lived long after their father died. She showed us how family should stick together and take care of each other,” said another daughter, Felicia Summerville.
Smith received her education in the Philadelphia public schools and graduated from William Penn High School in 1972. She met Alfred A. Smith, and they married on Aug. 26, 1972.
“After our dad’s death, Mommy worked so hard to make sure that we would be all right. She pulled the load of four children on her own, setting a good example for us,” remembered daughter Frannie.
Her daughter Shandell shared her memories.
“One thing our mom and grandmother instilled in us was faith in God. They made sure we were active in Sunday School and church from birth to adult years,” she said. “Mom insisted that we participate in all that was offered at the church where we grew up, Foster Memorial Baptist Church. We watched her work with different ministries and serve in the kitchen for special occasions.”
Smith was still employed with the School District of Philadelphia at the time of her death. She had served as a teacher’s assistant for approximately 24 years.
“Mommy was dedicated to the children at the schools where she worked,” Sarah said.
“Her specialty was working with children with special needs. She had patience and was excited when they made even small strides in their development. She would encourage them to try new things so they could gain more confidence,” remembered Sarah.
Felicia continued with her memories.
“Everybody who knew our mom knew that she could make you laugh at the simplest things. She took delight in seeing people have fun. Her favorite pastimes included shopping, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and goddaughter,” Felicia said.
“Her most memorable moments were having her granddaughters over every weekend and her grandson, Dooddie, calling her every day just to say, ‘I love you, Grandmom.’ The last call for her every night was from her first grandchild, Tashinique. That is how her night ended on December 22 a few hours before her passing.”
Smith is survived by: four daughters, Shandell Smith, Felicia “Ruby” Summerville, Franny Smith and Sarah Robinson; son-in-law, Loavel Summerville III; four granddaughters, Tashanique Butler, Caliah Williford, Christina Dawkins and Ta’shyia Butler; four grandsons, Christopher Dawkins, Semaj Thorney, Alan “Dooddie” Barrett and Sajae Thorney; one sister, Audrey Gaymon; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Beale and Tina Cosom; two brothers-in-law, William Smith and Clarence Smith; godsister Theresa Lanzey; goddaughter, Jasmine Lanzey; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and her Bache Martin Family.
Services will be held Dec. 30, at Foster Memorial Baptist Church, 2401 N. 18th Street. The viewing will start at 9 a.m. The service will start at 11. Sabbath Funeral Home handled the arrangements.