Detroit Obituaries

Detroit Obituaries

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  • Thursday | via The Lakeland Ledger 

    Bass, Theresa Mercy

    THERESA MERCY BASS, 49 NANCY, KY. - Theresa Mercy Bass, 49, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

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  • Thursday | via Dayton Daily News 

    BANNISTER Sr., Thomas Charles

    News Death Notice BANNISTER, Sr., Thomas Charles Age 80, of Xenia, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his residence. He was born August 28, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.

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  • Tuesday May 26 | via Metro Times 

    Marcus Belgrave, Detroit jazz icon, dead at 78

    Jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, a musical icon to generations of Detroiters and musicians, passed away on Sunday. He was 78 years old.

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  • Monday May 25 | via ClickOnDetroit 

    Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78

    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan.

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  • Sunday May 24 | via Metro Times 

    Rest in peace: trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Detroit's ...

    Word spread today that Marcus Belgrave has passed away. The Free Press published a lengthy obit at 2 p.m., which is worth checking out.

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  • Sunday May 24 | via Detroit News 

    Detroit jazz icon Marcus Belgrave dies

    Marcus Belgrave, a Detroit jazz icon famous for his copper trumpet and for playing with Ray Charles, died Saturday night Detroit jazz icon Marcus Belgrave dies Marcus Belgrave, a Detroit jazz icon famous for his copper trumpet and for playing with Ray Charles, died Saturday night Check out this story on detroitnews.com: http://detne.ws/1SwZdlw Friends report that Marcus Belgrave, a Detroit jazz icon famous for his copper trumpet and for playing with Ray Charles and other greats, died Saturday night. Musician R.J. Spangler, was among the friends Belgrave's wife Joan texted with the message, "We lost our friend Marcus."

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  • Saturday May 23 | via Murfreesboro Post 

    Debra Kaye Copass

    Debra Kaye Copass, age 63 of Mt. Juliet passed away Saturday May 23, 2015. A native of Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Bobby Joel and Juanita Mae Christian Ewing.

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  • Saturday May 23 | via Michigan Lawyers Weekly 

    Longtime Michigan Court of Appeals judge dies at 84

    Judge Hood was born in Hamtramck in 1931, the youngest of three children. He graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit and then worked his way through the University of Michigan, earning his bachelor's degree in 1952.

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  • Friday May 22 | via Englewood Review 

    Rosemarie "Rosie" Jiles

    April 21, 1934 - May 14, 2015 Rosemarie "Rosie" Jiles, 81 years young, passed away peacefully with her loved ones at her side at the Venice Tidewell Hospice House May 14, 2015. She was born April 21, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.

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  • Thursday May 21 | via Oxford Leader 

    Dorothy Ellen Calvin

    Dorothy Calvin of Holly born February 26, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Alphy and Verna Adler. She married Joseph E. Calvin on December 20, 1991.

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  • Thursday May 21 | via Lake Orion Review 

    Dorothy Ellen Calvin

    Dorothy Calvin of Holly born February 26, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Alphy and Verna Adler. She married Joseph E. Calvin on December 20, 1991.

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  • Wednesday May 20 | via Metro Times 

    Praise from Farnsworth, a reader is still bent out o...

    Last week Michael Jackman wrote about a Detroit neighborhood on Farnsworth Street in Poletown. As other nearby communities have crumbled, this block has thrived, though not everyone who lives there wants their story told.

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  • Wednesday May 20 | via Dayton Daily News 

    HUME, Betty Jean

    News Death Notice HUME, Betty Jean Age 89 of Beavercreek, OH, went home to be with the Lord on May 18, 2015. She was born April 30, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Eron Hall "John" and Nola Cain.

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  • Tuesday May 19 | via Dayton Daily News 

    HENDERSON, Cora Mayfield

    News Death Notice HENDERSON, Cora Mayfield 88, passed away May 17, 2015. She was born to Rev.

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  • Monday May 18 | via Metro Times 

    The guy who wrote 'I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke'...

    Thanks to local DJ and music historian Adam Stanfel, we were alerted last night to the fact that the jingle in the much-discussed 'Hilltop' ad, the song "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke," was written by Roquel "Billy" Davis , who worked with Tamla, J-V-B, and Chess, among other local Detroit labels before becoming a highly successful jingle writer for the advertising industry. Quite a few articles popped up immediately following the Mad Men series finale.

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  • Sunday May 17 | via Weirton Daily Times 

    Sister Pauline Herbert, OSF

    Sister Pauline Herbert died on May 9, 2015, at Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, OH, after suffering a massive stroke.

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  • Sunday May 17 | via ClickOnDetroit 

    Remembering my friend, Rachel Jacobs

    I had an early birthday lunch Sunday with my oldest friend, Kelly. She and I have been friends since 6th grade.

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  • Saturday May 16 | via MLive.com 

    Funeral set for Metro Detroit native killed in Phila...

    A Metro Detroit native was among at least eight people killed in the derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Rachel Jacobs, a married mother of a 2-year-old son, was reported missing after the crash , and family members on Wednesday confirmed she died.

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  • Friday May 15 | via CBS Local 

    Attorney Claims Detroit Man Killed By ICE Agent Was ...

    DETROIT - A lawyer for the family of Terrance Kellom - a fugitive who was shot and killed in a Detroit home by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent - claims he was shot in the back. Attorney Karri Mitchell said he's seen photos and the body at the funeral home and there was at least one wound in Kellom's back.

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  • Friday May 1 | via Northern Michigan News 

    Tamara Lee Rowed

    Tamara Lee Rowed, of Manton, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015, at her home with her family by her side. She was 68. Tamara was born on November 30, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, to John and Viola Warfel.

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