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RAMIREZ-FONSECA, Juan Jose, 30, a resident of Shorter, died Monday, May 8, 2000 due to an automobile accident. Funeral was Monday, May 15, from Burton's Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Winston Bedgood officiated. Burial was May 18, at St. Mary Cemetery Evergreen Park, IL. Burton's Funeral Home staff directed. Survivors include his mother, Il; father , Juan Fonseca, Mexico; seven sisters, one brother, a dear friend, Mary Fielder, Shorter, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, May 25, 2000

RENFROE, Leola Maddox, 98, died Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at her home. Funeral was Wednesday, March 15 from Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. David R. Love officiating. Burial followed in Ashdale Cemetery with Burton's Funeral Home directing. Leola Renfroe was born Sept. 18, 1902 in Macon County to the late Eddie Lee and Ida Moore Maddox. She was
united in matrimony to the late William Renfroe; to the union they had 11 children. Four preceded her in death. Her survivors include seven children, Katherine R. (Luster) Pace, Mary J. Renfroe, Ida (Billy) Canay, all of Tuskegee; Beatrice (Stratton L. ) Hundley, Brookneal, VA; Mary L. (Fred) Harvey, Queen R. Harris and Clemmie (Pauline) Renfroe all of Cleveland, OH; 45 grandchildren; 110 g-grandchildren; 49 gg-grandchildren; one sister-in-law; Gertie M. Maddox, E.L. Cerrtia, CA; three daughters-in-law, Josephine Renfroe, Susie Maddox, both of Tuskegee; and Eloise Renfroe, Atlanta; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Tuskegee News, March 23, 2000

RHONE, Ella G., a resident of Tuskegee Institute; died Sunday, March 12, 2000. Services were Saturday, March 18, from Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John L. Cantelow III, pastor officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery with Peoples Funeral Home directing. She leaves to cherish her precious memories one brother, Charlie (Catherine) Rhone Jr.; one sister, Zetherene Elizabeth Rhone, both of Tuskegee; one nephew, Junious (Shirley) Rhone Sr., Philadelphia, PA; three nieces, Deborah Robinson, Tuskegee; Renita Rhone and Cynthia (Wayne) Childs, both of Atlanta; great-nephews, Dr. Sidney L. Brown,
Montgomery and Junious Rhone Jr., Philadelphia, PA; eight great-nieces. Frederica J. Haygood, Susan (William) Brown-Thomas and Janice C. Brown, all of Tuskegee, Rutha M. Chikowi, Syracuse, NY; Eleanor L. Brown, Atlanta, Donna Childs, West Palm Beach, FL; Alexis Childs, Atlanta, and Ladeana Robinson, Tuskegee; and several gg-nieces and nephews that deeply loved her.  Tuskegee News, March 23, 2000

ROBINSON, Patricia Oneidia Perry, was sent on earth by God on March 25, 1934 and received into His divine presence on Jan. 12, 2000. Patricia was the youngest of three children born to Henry and Leila White Perry in Selma. She was united in holy matrimony to James Earl Robinson and to this union one son was born, Perry Stephen Robinson. She was blessed with one granddaughter, Andrea Leila Robinson. She leaves behind to celebrate her life and cherish her memories a devoted son, Perry Robinson, Atlanta, GA; a loving granddaughter, Andrea Leila Robinson, Atlanta, a devoted sister, Thelma Walker-Brown, Tuskegee; an adopted sister, Betty Jiles, Tuskegee, an aunt, Annie Molette, Tuskegee; a nephew, Clarence (Eddie) Walker, Jacksonville; FL; two nieces, Sheralyn (Sherry) Williams, Jacksonville; and Jean (Barry) Price, Decatur, GA; three grandnieces, Dr. Leslie Michelle Williams, Baltimore, MD; Dena Price, Decatur, GA; Stephanie Price; Decatur, GA; a grandnephew, Robert Price, Decatur, GA; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Perry; Selma; and a host of godchildren, relatives and friends.  The Tuskegee News, January 20, 2000

ROGERS, Sr., Clinton - of Tuskegee, died recently.  Funeral services were Sunday from St. Mark Baptist Church, Guerryton, with Memory Chapel of Union Springs directing.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie Rogers, Tuskegee, six daughters, Miss Laura Bell Rogers and Mrs. Rosie Lee Coleman, both of Chicago, Mrs. Naomi Foote, Miss Jean Rogers, and Miss Margie Rogers, all of Waterbury, Connecticut, Mrs. Jinnie Pittman, Tuskegee; four sons, Jammie Lee Rogers, Chicago, Clinton Rogers, Jr., Bronx, Fred and James Rogers, both of Tuskegee; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Lee Howard, Mrs. Elizabeth Howard and Miss Martha Rogers, all of Union Springs, Mrs. Sallie Kendricks, Gary, Indiana, and Mrs. Mary Nickelson, Detroit; five brothers, S. B. Rogers, Winter Haven, Florida, Jim Rogers and Olan Rogers, both of Cleveland, John Rogers, Union Springs, Leon Rogers, Chicago. The Tuskegee News, March 16, 1978

ROGERS, Rev. Amos, a resident of Tuskegee, died Sunday Jan 16, 2000 in Tuskegee. Funeral services were Saturday, Jan 22 at Washington Chapel AME Church with Elder C.B. Foxx officiated. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery with People's Funeral Home directed. Amos A. Rogers is survived by his wife, Mellanee Jernigan Rogers, a retired school teacher, Lee County School System; two daughters, Cynthia A. Holland, Tuskegee, and Maderia Rogers, Detroit, MI; and one son, Amos A. Rogers, Jr.,
Tuskegee. Saderia E. Rogers, daughter, preceded him in death in 1994. He is also survived by two sisters, Flora Lee Shipp, Detroit, MI and Clastine Lester, St. Louis, MO; two granddaughters, Frances and Franchella Holland; three nephews, Earsel Shipp, Houston, TX; Darryl Moore, Robinson, IL and Earl Lester and his sister, Carolyn Lester Williams, St. Louis, MO and a host of cousins and friends.  The Tuskegee News, January 27, 2000

Rolen, Alberta Thelma, 89, of Springfield died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1907, in Tuskegee, Ala., the daughter of Noah and Savannah Harris Baker. Mrs. Rolen was self-employed as a seamstress for 50 years. She was a member of Union Baptist Church where she served on the mothers board and was active in the Progressive Circle of the Missionary Society. She attended school in Tuskegee. Survivors: a son, Ulysses Allen of Detroit; three daughters, Mabel Lasley of Springfield, Johngylene George of Massillon, Ohio, and Alicia Jackson of Detroit; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eddie Baker of Detroit and Joe Baker of Tuskegee; a sister, Mary Porter of Springfield.
Services: 6 p.m. Sunday at Union Baptist Church, Dr. Rudolph Shoultz officiating. Burial: 10 a.m. Monday at Camp Butler National Cemetery. W.W. White-Pettiford Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.  The State-Journal Register, Springfield, IL, September 27, 1996, Page 15

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