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Obituary for Israel Williams

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

October 21, 1992

Edition:  FOURTH


Page:  C08


Israel Williams, a Northeast Portland resident, died Sunday in a local care center from causes related to age. He was 77.


A funeral service for Mr. Williams will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethel A.M.E. Church. Burial will be in Willamette National Cemetery.


Born in Port Arthur, Texas on Sept. 22, 1915, Mr. Williams moved to Portland in 1963. He married in 1967. Over the years, he worked for Field's Chevrolet, Coliseum Parking and Crown Zellerbach before retiring.


He served in the infantry in the U.S. Army in World War II. , earning several medals including three bronze stars, good conduct medal, the Victory Ribbon and three overseas bars.


He was a member of the NAACP. He served as usher and steward at the Bethel A.M.E. Church.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary of Mayfield Webb

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

November 6, 1996


Page:  C10


War on Poverty, Rights Leader Webb dies


Summary: Mayfield Webb held top posts with the NAACP in Portland, Albina Corp. and Metropolitan Steering Committee


Mayfield Kelvin Webb, a leader in Portland's war on poverty programs in the 1960s and 1970s, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at age 68.


Determination of the cause of death was pending Tuesday.


A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, where he was a member.


Mr. Webb was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Baltimore and moved to Portland in 1955. After getting his law degree in 1959 from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, he became a social action lawyer, shaking Portland's conscience for programs for Portland's black residents. He served a term as president of the Portland branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1963-64.


He became executive director of the Metropolitan Steering Committee, where he oversaw programs tied to the federal war on poverty during the Johnson administration.


He left that position in 1968 to become executive director of the Albina Corp., a privately operated industrial-components production company that put to work unemployed residents from Portland's Albina model cities area.


For his community efforts Mr. Webb was awarded the Outstanding Albina Citizen's Award in 1968. He also served on the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Oregon in 1969. In 1985 he received a special achievement award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War and later attended Morgan State University in Maryland and Howard University in Washington, D.C., before entering law school in Portland.


Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Burtron V. Kellogg

The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

August 11, 2004


A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in Bethel A.M.E. Church in Portland for Burtron V. Kellogg, who died Aug. 7 at age 89.


Burtron V. Johnson was born May 8, 1915, in Pensacola, Fla., and was raised in Omaha, Neb. A homemaker, she lived in Detroit, Mich., and moved in 1991 to Portland. In 1946, she married Samuel; he died in 1988.


Survivors include her nieces.


Remembrances to charity of choice. Arrangements by Rose City.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary - Ethel Cora Waters

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

October 25, 2007


A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Portland for Ethel Cora Waters, who died Oct. 23 at age 87.


Ethel Ott was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Picayune, Miss. She moved in 1942 to Portland and was a production worker for Tektronix for about 15 years. In 1943, she married George I.; he died in 1981.


Remembrances to the NAACP. Arrangements by Ross Hollywood.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Dolores Newborne

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

January 31, 2007 


A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, in Bethel A.M.E. Church in Portland for Dolores Anita Newborne, who died Jan. 25 at age 67.


Dolores Anita Taylor was born Dec. 10, 1939, in De Kalb, Texas, and moved to Portland as a child. She graduated from Washington High School and was a practical nurse for several hospitals, most recently at Legacy Emanuel. She was a member of the church for 65 years. In 1962, she married William A.


Remembrances to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by Rose City.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary -  Juretta Lillian Webb

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

July 3, 1993


Memorial service for Juretta Lillian Webb of Portland, a nurse practitioner, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Disposition will be by cremation.


Mrs. Webb died of cancer June 25 in her home. She was 63.


She was born Lolitta Carter on Nov. 10, 1929, in Portland. Her name became Juretta Lillian Oliver through an early adoption. She was raised by an adoptive aunt, Juretta June Watkins, who preceded her in death by three months.


In 1936, she participated in a Junior Rose Festival princess court in the International Division, which was established for black, Hispanic, and Indian citizens. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1947 and was the first black graduate of Providence School of Nursing in 1950.


Mrs. Webb worked for many years at Emanuel Hospital & Health Center and was supervisor of the recovery room and blood bank. She later was nursing coordinator for Homemakers Upjohn and clinical supervisor for the Phil Reynolds Medical Clinic.


She received a bachelor's degree from Linfield College in 1977 and became a nurse practitioner in 1980. Mrs. Webb joined with Mariah Taylor to establish the Nurse Practitioner Community Health Clinic at the Phil Reynolds Medical Clinic. She later maintained her own office in Northeast Portland.


She was a member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Medical Assistance for the Underprivileged.


The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Medically Needy Children's Fund at Emanuel Hospital Pharmacy.


Edition:  FOURTH


Page:  B08


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary - Melva G. Buckner

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR)

Edition:  FOURTH


Page:  F10

July 1, 1993


A funeral service for Melva G. Buckner of Northeast Portland will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. She died of causes related to age Friday in her residence. She was 85.


She was born Mar. 12, 1908, in Baker City. She lived in Portland for 28 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.


Mrs. Buckner married Virgil Buckner in 1936. Her maiden name was Denny.


In addition to her husband, survivors include stepson, Fred Banks of Salt Lake City; and three grandchildren.


Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.


Submitted by L. Kemp