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Ronald Allen Durden, 69, passed away Jan. 27, 2019 after an extended illness.

Ronald was born Jan. 2, 1950, a 1968 Anderson High School graduate, served in the US Navy and was GM retiree. He was PM of Peerless Lodge #32, past Commander and Chief of Marion Consistory #60, PP of El Zora Temple #124 and deputy of the Desert of Indiana AEAONMS. Ronald was a faithful member of Allen Chapel AME Church where he was head of the Usher Board.

Ronald is survived by his sisters Carolyn… Continue reading

In Loving Memory of John E. Wilson

John E. “Jumping Johnny” Wilson, 91, Indiana’s oldest living Mr. Basketball, returned to his heavenly home January 11, 2019 following a brief illness.

The basketball legend resided in Chester, VA where he moved two years ago to live with his son John E. Wilson Jr. He enjoyed life’s simplicities there – spending quality time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and walking the family dog Drake.

Considered one of Anderson’s best athletes, Johnny was born July… Continue reading

Freddie Lee Malone, 65, passed away Aug. 18, 2018 in Huntsville, AL. 

Freddie Lee Malone, 65, passed away Aug. 18, 2018 in Huntsville, AL.


Freddie was born Jan. 19, 1953 in Sledge, Miss. to Frank Sr. and Elizabeth Malone. He was a 1972 graduate of Anderson High School and a retiree of GM. Freddie ejoyed fishing, cooking, playing Dominos and sitting around telling stories with family and friends.

Freddie leaves to cherish his memories mother; Son Torondo Malone; Daughters Gale Osborne, Erika Hobson, Dani Malone;… Continue reading

Gregory “Brownie” Eugene Brown

Gregory “Brownie” Eugene Brown 12/1/49 – 3/29/17

Gregory Eugene Brown passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning at Community Hospital, Anderson, IN, with his daughter, Michelle Cripe at his side.

Gregory was born at St. John’s Hickory Memorial Hospital in Anderson, IN. He attended Anderson Community Schools and graduated from Anderson Senior High School in 1968. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and, upon returning from service, he was employed by the City… Continue reading

In Loving Memory of Frank Eugene Newsom

 September 26, 1930 – May 25, 2016

Frank Eugene Newsom, 85, departed this life on May 25, 2016, at his residence with his family and circle of friends at his bedside. He is now at peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ.

He was born on September 26, 1930, in Anderson, Indiana to Waymon and Luella (Holt) Newsom. Following the death of his Mother, he was reared by his Aunt Dixie and… Continue reading

In Loving Memory of Kathy Janet Smith

 November 18, 1970 – May 20, 2016

“The Lord is my Light and my salvation, whom shall I fear” Ps. 103:1


Kathy Janet Smith was born November 18, 1970 and departed this life on May 20, 2016 at IU Ball Memorial Hospital.  She was the daughter of Bennie Lee and Ella June Smith.  Kathy was a joy to her parents, the third child of this union and a very wise and… Continue reading

In Loving Memory of Vanessa Sawyer

August 7, 1960 – MAY 1, 2016

Vanessa Sawyer, 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by love May 1, 2016 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital.

Vanessa was born August 7, 1960 in Anderson, Indiana to Pearl Sawyer and Frank Sawyer, Sr. She attended Anderson Community Schools.

Vanessa was a very fun loving person, with a big heart. She never met a stranger. She enjoyed music, dancing, the latest fashions, jewelry, expensive perfume, and spending time… Continue reading

In Loving Memory of Leola Sue Miles Clarke Young

January 27, 1948 – April 5, 2016

Leola Sue Miles Clarke Young, 68, departed life on April 5, 2016. She was the wife of John L. Clarke. In which, she devoted 19 years. Leola was born January 27, 1948 in Anderson, IN, and attended Anderson Community Schools obtaining her GED in 1980. She was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and previously was a member of Anderson Zion Baptist Church where she served as… Continue reading

In Loving Memory of Roy Douglas Taylor

October 21, 1955 – September 10, 2015

Roy Douglas Taylor, 59, passed September 10, 2015 at home after an extended illness.

He was born October 21, 1955 to the late Lewis and Ruth Taylor.

Roy was an avid sports fan and a star basketball player.  He was named Mr. Basketball in 1974. Not only was he an inspiration to his younger brothers, who went on to play basketball as well, he touched the lives… Continue reading

In Loving Memory of Deborah L. Peak

September 18, 1968 – MAY 25, 2015

Deborah was born on Sept. 18, 1968 in Anderson, Ind. to Dwayne Peak and Annie Houser. She was a graduate of Madison Heights High School.  She was a custodian at the Veterans of Madison County Union Hall.  She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family; especially her nieces and nephews.  She liked to bowl, listening to music and collecting Coke Cola memorabilia. Deborah was… Continue reading