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Obituary for Horace  Arthur Duke

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

November 2, 2007


A gathering will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, in the Sternwheeler Rose for Horace Arthur Duke, who died Oct. 25 at age 88.

Horace Duke was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Portland. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He was a police officer for the Portland Police Bureau.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Jeanne Hartzoag

The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

September 2, 1999

Edition:  Sunrise

Section:  Obituaries

Page:  C10


Portland Educator, Jeanne Hartzog dies at 63.

A celebration of life for the longtime Teacher and Civic Leader, who succumbed to Cancer will take place today.


Jeanne S. Hartzog, a longtime Portland educator and active civic leader, died at home Aug. 27 of cancer. She was 63.


A celebration of her life will be at 12:30 p.m. today in Bethel AME Church in Northeast Portland.


Mrs. Hartzog was an educator in San Diego for 10 years before arriving in Portland in 1972 with her husband and becoming director of the School Communities Program for the Urban League of Portland. She opened the Sylvan Learning Center's first franchise in 1979, and owned and operated the center in Northeast Portland until May.


Mrs. Hartzog was just as busy outside the school doors, serving a long list of local organizations in a number of positions. She was on the board of Camp Fire Girls Inc. (now Camp Fire Boys and Girls), Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and the National Conference of Christians and Jews.


Mrs. Hartzog was a trustee of Bethel AME Church, and active in the Oregon Alliance of Black School Educators and the National Alliance of Black School Educators. She also was active in the NAACP.


Mrs. Hartzog was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Denver. Her maiden name was Shorty. She received a bachelor's degree in library science from the University of Denver in 1957, then moved to San Diego, where she became a teacher.


Mrs. Hartzog was the type of person who would readily welcome and mentor newcomers, said her daughter. "She became a real friend to them for life."


A private graveside service at River View Cemetery will follow the celebration. The family suggests remembrances to the Jeanne Hartzog Scholarship Fund, OABSE, P.O. Box 6067, Portland, OR 97228.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Carroll Tolston

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

October 27, 1991


The funeral for Carroll Tolston of Northeast Portland will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Caldwell's Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Rose City Cemetery.


Mr. Tolston died of heart failure Wednesday in a Portland hospital. He was 71.


He was born July 10, 1920, at High Hill, Mo., and was in the merchant marines until 1976. He worked at Riedel International from 1979 until his death.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Earnestine Banks

The Portland Skanner

February 16, 2000


Portland resident Earnestine (Willis) Banks died Feb. 11.  She was 67.


She was born March 6, 1932, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  She married in 1950.


She did missionary work with foster children, troubled kids, seniors and women in Oregonís correctional institutions.  She enjoyed cooking.


She was a member of Maranatha Church of God.


She was preceded in death by her son, Joe Allen Banks.


Viewing will be 1-6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Cox & Cox Funeral Chapel.  Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 18 at Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Avenue. The Rev. John Parker will officiate.  Burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Mrs. Margaret Johnson

The New York Times

August 18, 1910


Colored Woman Dies at 110 Years


Mrs. Margaret Johnson, said to be 110 years old, will be buried to-morrow from her cottage in Bayside where she had lived for the last eighty years.  She was colored, and according to her death certificate, she was born in Cornelia Street, Manhattan, May 15, 1800.  With her husband she went to Long Island in 1830, and was known to the old families in the vicinity of Bayside.  She was the mother of ten children, but is survived by only one daughter.  She was said to be the oldest person on Long Island.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for George D. Nunley

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

June 23, 1995

Edition:  SUNRISE


Page:  B06


A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, 1995, in Bethel A.M.E. Church followed by a procession to Willamette National Cemetery for interment.


Mr. Nunley died of heart disease June 18 at age 72.


He was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Idabel, Okla.


A U.S. Army veteran, he retired in 1980 as a millwright for Reynolds Aluminum.


He is survived by his stepdaughter, Virginia Carroll of Tacoma; stepsons, Charlie Leech of Tacoma and Rudolph Leech of Portland; brother, Clifton of Oklahoma City; sisters, Lois Jean Baccus of Oklahoma City, Shirley Harper of Los Angeles and Linda Wright of Idabel; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.


Remembrances: American Heart Association, Oregon affiliate.


Arrangements: Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes.


Submitted by L. Kemp