The Skanner Newspaper - Obituaries http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:28:24 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) James C. Crolley Memorial Service http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21387-james-c-crolley-memorial-service http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21387-james-c-crolley-memorial-service The memorial service for James C. Crolley will be held on Saturday, June 14th, at 1:00 p.m. at Life Change Christian Center located at 3635 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227.

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jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner) Obituaries Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:26:46 -0700
Master Musician Janice Marie Scroggins Dies at 59 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21295-master-musician-janice-marie-scroggins-dies-at-59 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21295-master-musician-janice-marie-scroggins-dies-at-59 Services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 4. A master pianist of many disciplines, Scroggins wowed audiences with everything from Scott Joplin and Ray Charles to the Ten Grands tours and more

 

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving) Obituaries Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:42:52 -0700
Billy Frank Jr., Tribal Fishing Activist, Dies http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21192-billy-frank-jr-tribal-fishing-activist-dies http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21192-billy-frank-jr-tribal-fishing-activist-dies Billy Frank Jr. had been a fierce and tireless champion for salmon, tribal sovereignty and the right of Northwest tribes to fish in their traditional waters

 

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Obituaries Tue, 06 May 2014 20:03:17 -0700
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter: Prizefighter and Exoneree 1937-2014 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21112-rubin-hurricane-carter-prizefighter-and-exoneree-1937-2014 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21112-rubin-hurricane-carter-prizefighter-and-exoneree-1937-2014 Exonerated after serving 20 years for murders he did not commit, boxer Rubin Carter was a beacon of hope for the wrongly convicted

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Obituaries Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:15:41 -0700
Services Planned for Christine Poole-Jones, 70 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21098-services-planned-for-christine-poole-jones-70 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21098-services-planned-for-christine-poole-jones-70 She was passionate about making a difference in her community

 

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Obituaries Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:28:38 -0700
Herman McKinney, Civil Rights Activist, Seattle Statesman, 1939-2014 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21088-herman-mckinney-civil-rights-activist-seattle-statesman-1939-2014 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21088-herman-mckinney-civil-rights-activist-seattle-statesman-1939-2014 Herman McKinney, civil rights activist and a community leader in Seattle died April 11, aged 75

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Obituaries Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:20:19 -0700
Eugene Jackson, Minority Business Advocate http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20996-eugene-jackson-minority-business-advocate http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20996-eugene-jackson-minority-business-advocate Eugene Jackson, longtime African American community activist, minority business advocate, educator, small businessman and local cattle rancher passed away earlier this year.  He was 82.

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Obituaries Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:02:35 -0700
Peter Conway John, October 9, 1957 - March 4, 2014 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21207-peter-conway-john-october-9-1957-march-4-2014 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/21207-peter-conway-john-october-9-1957-march-4-2014 If you really knew or appreciated Peter and want to honor him, do as he so loved to do, and perform one completely unexpected, outrageous and lovely act in front of people you do not necessarily know, in order to lift at least one person out of their focus on mundane concerns by drawing their attention to the wide array of alternative and beautiful possibilities that are always available around us if only we take the time to stop and look.

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david@theskanner.com (David Kidd) Obituaries Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:59:00 -0700
Floyd Adams, Jr. “The People’s Mayor” 1945-2014 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20826-floyd-adams-jr-the-people-s-mayor-1945-2014 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20826-floyd-adams-jr-the-people-s-mayor-1945-2014    Floyd Adams, Jr., 1945-2014 was known as “The People’s Mayor.” 

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Obituaries Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:58:49 -0800
Obituary: The Hon. Sualee Cha, by Ronault LS Catalani http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20798-obituary-the-hon-sualee-cha-by-ronault-ls-catalani http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20798-obituary-the-hon-sualee-cha-by-ronault-ls-catalani Grandpa Sualee Cha did so much. And so well. Let me tell you what it meant, and what it still means to us. To America.

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lisa@theskanner.com (Lisa Loving) Obituaries Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:44:53 -0800
Larry Gibson, July 24, 1958 -- Oct. 31, 2013 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20418-larry-gibson-july-24-1958-oct-31-2013-2013-11-04 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20418-larry-gibson-july-24-1958-oct-31-2013-2013-11-04
Funeral Services will be held at 11a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Services will be held at 11a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 4009 N Missouri Ave.

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Obituaries Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:22:47 -0800
James W. Britt III, Jan. 8, 1963 to Oct. 1, 2013 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20203-james-w-britt-iii-jan-8-1963oct-1-2013-2013-10-11 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20203-james-w-britt-iii-jan-8-1963oct-1-2013-2013-10-11
Britt was a tender, smart, wise, funny, and it might be true the he made the best ribs in six counties

James will be remembered as the soft spoken, hard-headed criminal defense attorney who treated everyone from janitors to judges with the same respect and wry humor and oh, he smiled!

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Obituaries Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:16:30 -0700
Dr. James M. Garrison, Jr., 1927 -- 2013 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20004-dr-james-m-garrison-jr-1927-2013-2013-09-23 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/20004-dr-james-m-garrison-jr-1927-2013-2013-09-23
Garrison estimated that he delivered more than 6,000 babies in his career

Dr. James M. Garrison, Jr., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.  A celebration of his life was held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Seattle.

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Obituaries Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:45:59 -0700
Portland Memorial for Afifa Ahmed-Shafi, Sept. 14 at Multnomah Arts Center http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/19750-portland-memorial-for-afifa-ahmedshafi-sept-14-at-multnomah-arts-center-2013-08-30 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/19750-portland-memorial-for-afifa-ahmedshafi-sept-14-at-multnomah-arts-center-2013-08-30
Share thoughts, pictures, and art 'in remembrance of our beautiful friend'

A local resident beloved by many, Afifa Ahmed-Shafi's sudden death last month from natural causes at age 35 was heartbreaking.
Ahmed-Shafi's funeral was held July 31 in Richland, WA., where her family lives and where she grew up.
Now her Portland-area family, friends and colleagues can gather together and celebrate her life with a potluck, photos and remembrances Saturday, Sept. 14


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Obituaries Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:11:09 -0700
Obituary: George Rankins, War Hero and Community Volunteer 1926-2013 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/19667-obituary-george-rankins-war-hero-and-community-volunteer-19262013-2013-08-26 http://theskanner.com/community/obituaries/19667-obituary-george-rankins-war-hero-and-community-volunteer-19262013-2013-08-26
Rankins was Mr. Urban League of Portland during the 1970s and 80s

Oregon has lost a hero: George Rankins, a longtime community leader, actor, singer and golf enthusiast passed away Aug. 19, at his home in Lincoln City. He was 86.

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helen@theskanner.com (By Helen Silvis of The Skanner News with the Rankins Family) Obituaries Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:22:41 -0700