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Burton's Funeral Home

607 East Martin Luther King Hwy
Tuskegee, AL 36083
(334) 727-2120
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Corbitt's Funeral Home

205 N Maple St
Tuskegee, AL 36083
(334) 727-1810
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Mckenzie's Funeral Home Inc

1509 Notasulga Road
Tuskegee, AL 36083
(334) 727-1750
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Peoples Funeral Home

500 Fonville Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083
(334) 727-0140
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Pallbearer dies in wreck driving home for best friend's funeral - WSB Atlanta

Monday, December 26, 2016

Channel 2’s Tom Jones.TRENDING STORIES:“It's a major blow to the family,” said the victim's stepfather, Charles Grimes.Copper died in a one-car crash on Highway 85 in Alabama on Sunday. The Tuskegee University business student was on the way to Atlanta, where he was going to be a pallbearer at the funeral of 15-year-old Marquez Montgomery. Atlanta police say Marquez was shot in the head by his cousin Dontavious Montgomery in late November.Police charged Dontavious Montgomery with murder. His family said it was an accident.Charles Grimes said even though the roads were wet, his son was not going to let his friend down and not be here for his funeral.“He was determined to get here to be a pallbearer, but unfortunately accidents happened,” Charles Grimes said.Police say Cooper was not wearing a seat belt when his car left the road and flipped several times.His parents are now urging young drivers to be very careful on the roads.“Slow down,” Charles Grimes said.Added Bridget Grimes: “Put your seat belt on get off that Facetime and trying to chat with your friends and pay attention to the roads."The family has set a up GoFundMe page if you would like to donate.© 2016 Cox Media Group.

Leo Gray, member of original Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 92 - Sun Sentinel

Monday, September 26, 2016

Retired Lt. Col. Leo Gray, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who fought in the skies over Europe during World War II, died Friday in his Coconut Creek home. He was 92.Gray, a Boston native, enlisted after high school — when the U.S. military was segregated — and began training in 1942 at Tuskegee Army Airfield. He became an active-duty pilot the following year.He was then stationed in Italy, where he flew 15 combat missions as a pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, which protected Allied bombers. He flew the P-51 Mustang, also referred to as a "Red Tail," logging 750 flight hours."He said he never got a chance to shoot down any Germans, but he was ready to," said Gray's friend, Maj. Nate Osgood of the Broward Sheriff's Office. "[The Tuskegee Airmen] were true pioneers of the civil rights movement."In 2013, the Broward Sheriff's Office recognized Gray, along with Col. Eldridge Williams and Judge Richard Rutledge, for serving their country while battling racism and bigotry.After the war, Gray earned his bache...

David James remembered as integral part of North Shore's civil rights history - Chicago Tribune

Monday, August 01, 2016

James was born in St. Louis. He moved to Chicago and graduated from Lane Tech High School, then became a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen's 332nd Fighter Group and served in that much-decorated group during World War II.Following the war, James attended Loyola University and DePaul University College of Law. He went on to become the first African-American ever hired by the American Bar Association, according to Luna.James first came to the North Shore as a member of the North Shore Summer Project, which mobilized in the early 1960s to end housing discrimination in the northern suburbs, and evolved into Open Communities, Luna said.In 1967, he, his wife, Mary, and their six children moved to a home on Winnetka's Spruce Street. They were initially met with hostility, Luna said, "but eventually became beloved neighbors and friends to many, and devoted parishioners of Sacred Heart Church."James' devotion to civil rights extended to young people as well. He and his wife founded the integrated TWIG Day Camp in their back yard, bringing children from Chicago's South Side together with children from the North Shore. TWIG – which stands for "Together We Influence Change," according to a 2011 Pioneer Press story about the program – still operates each year in Winnetka, according to Luna.James continued to work with Open Communities, serving as president of its board, and continued to support its programs well into the 21st century, Luna said.In addition to Tom and Cathy James, James is survived by four other children: David, of Washington D.C.; Mary, of Portland, Oregon; Ann, of Cincinnati, and Peter, of New York City.Funeral services for James, whose wife died in 1997, were held July 29 at Sacred Heart Church in Winnetka.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to TWIG Day Camp, in care of Marsha Shane, 1805C Wildberry Drive, Glenview.kroutliffe@pioneerlocal.comTwitter: @pioneer_kathy...

Roscoe C. Brown Jr., Tuskegee Airman and Confidant to New York Politicians, Dies at 94 - New York Times

Monday, July 11, 2016

Roscoe C. Brown Jr., a college educator, a Tuskegee airman in World War II and a go-to voice of reason during New York City’s racial volatility in the 1970s and ’80s, died on Saturday in the Bronx. He was 94.His death, at Montefiore Medical Center, was confirmed by his son Dennis.After directing the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University, where he was also a professor of education, Dr. Brown served as the president of Bronx Community College from 1977 to 1993 and then as the director of the Center for Education Policy at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.He was probably best known for flying 68 combat missions as a fighter squadron commander of the nation’s belatedly celebrated first black military aviators, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, based in Tuskegee, Ala. But he also played an influential if subtle role in local political and municipal affairs as an adviser to black elected officials and as a founder and then president of 100 Black Men, a civic group formed in...

Inspired by Tuskegee Airmen, Air Force and United pilot soared - Miami Herald

Monday, June 13, 2016

He always loved flying, loved aviation,” said his sister-in-law, Christa Dean.Inspired by people and mentors like Col. Charles McGhee, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams and other Tuskegee Airmen, Hall received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado — the first student from Bastrop High School in Louisiana to receive an appointment to the academy. He would later earn his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Air Force Academy and master’s in human resource management from Webster University in St. Louis.“Richard believed that ‘education was the great equalizer’ and knew he had to be intentional and driven to overcome the odds of an African-American small town boy from Southern Louisiana,” his family wrote in an obituary.Hall graduated from pilot training at the Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and served in the Air Force from 1979 to 1992. He flew more than 3,500 cumulative hours in the C-130 Hercules and C-141 Starlifter aircraft and was chief pilot in the 76th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base.Hall, a 2015 city of Miramar Veteran Honoree at the United Way of Broward’s Mayor’s Gala, served in the Gulf War, after Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait. While assigned to the Military Airlift Command Headquarters, he was a member of the inspector general’s team as a nuclear surety officer, responsible for the safety, security and effectiveness of nuclear options.Hall left the service in 1992 to become a pilot for United Airlines. He flew for 21 years until he began his battle with cancer, then remained with United another three years.The role the Tuskegee heroes played never strayed from Hall’s mind, however. The Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black military flying unit, was formed in 19...

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Pallbearer dies in wreck driving home for best friend's funeral - WSB Atlanta

Monday, December 26, 2016

Channel 2’s Tom Jones.TRENDING STORIES:“It's a major blow to the family,” said the victim's stepfather, Charles Grimes.Copper died in a one-car crash on Highway 85 in Alabama on Sunday. The Tuskegee University business student was on the way to Atlanta, where he was going to be a pallbearer at the funeral of 15-year-old Marquez Montgomery. Atlanta police say Marquez was shot in the head by his cousin Dontavious Montgomery in late November.Police charged Dontavious Montgomery with murder. His family said it was an accident.Charles Grimes said even though the roads were wet, his son was not going to let his friend down and not be here for his funeral.“He was determined to get here to be a pallbearer, but unfortunately accidents happened,” Charles Grimes said.Police say Cooper was not wearing a seat belt when his car left the road and flipped several times.His parents are now urging young drivers to be very careful on the roads.“Slow down,” Charles Grimes said.Added Bridget Grimes: “Put your seat belt on get off that Facetime and trying to chat with your friends and pay attention to the roads."The family has set a up GoFundMe page if you would like to donate.© 2016 Cox Media Group.

Leo Gray, member of original Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 92 - Sun Sentinel

Monday, September 26, 2016

Retired Lt. Col. Leo Gray, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen who fought in the skies over Europe during World War II, died Friday in his Coconut Creek home. He was 92.Gray, a Boston native, enlisted after high school — when the U.S. military was segregated — and began training in 1942 at Tuskegee Army Airfield. He became an active-duty pilot the following year.He was then stationed in Italy, where he flew 15 combat missions as a pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, which protected Allied bombers. He flew the P-51 Mustang, also referred to as a "Red Tail," logging 750 flight hours."He said he never got a chance to shoot down any Germans, but he was ready to," said Gray's friend, Maj. Nate Osgood of the Broward Sheriff's Office. "[The Tuskegee Airmen] were true pioneers of the civil rights movement."In 2013, the Broward Sheriff's Office recognized Gray, along with Col. Eldridge Williams and Judge Richard Rutledge, for serving their country while battling racism and bigotry.After the war, Gray earned his bache...

David James remembered as integral part of North Shore's civil rights history - Chicago Tribune

Monday, August 01, 2016

James was born in St. Louis. He moved to Chicago and graduated from Lane Tech High School, then became a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen's 332nd Fighter Group and served in that much-decorated group during World War II.Following the war, James attended Loyola University and DePaul University College of Law. He went on to become the first African-American ever hired by the American Bar Association, according to Luna.James first came to the North Shore as a member of the North Shore Summer Project, which mobilized in the early 1960s to end housing discrimination in the northern suburbs, and evolved into Open Communities, Luna said.In 1967, he, his wife, Mary, and their six children moved to a home on Winnetka's Spruce Street. They were initially met with hostility, Luna said, "but eventually became beloved neighbors and friends to many, and devoted parishioners of Sacred Heart Church."James' devotion to civil rights extended to young people as well. He and his wife founded the integrated TWIG Day Camp in their back yard, bringing children from Chicago's South Side together with children from the North Shore. TWIG – which stands for "Together We Influence Change," according to a 2011 Pioneer Press story about the program – still operates each year in Winnetka, according to Luna.James continued to work with Open Communities, serving as president of its board, and continued to support its programs well into the 21st century, Luna said.In addition to Tom and Cathy James, James is survived by four other children: David, of Washington D.C.; Mary, of Portland, Oregon; Ann, of Cincinnati, and Peter, of New York City.Funeral services for James, whose wife died in 1997, were held July 29 at Sacred Heart Church in Winnetka.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to TWIG Day Camp, in care of Marsha Shane, 1805C Wildberry Drive, Glenview.kroutliffe@pioneerlocal.comTwitter: @pioneer_kathy...

Roscoe C. Brown Jr., Tuskegee Airman and Confidant to New York Politicians, Dies at 94 - New York Times

Monday, July 11, 2016

Roscoe C. Brown Jr., a college educator, a Tuskegee airman in World War II and a go-to voice of reason during New York City’s racial volatility in the 1970s and ’80s, died on Saturday in the Bronx. He was 94.His death, at Montefiore Medical Center, was confirmed by his son Dennis.After directing the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University, where he was also a professor of education, Dr. Brown served as the president of Bronx Community College from 1977 to 1993 and then as the director of the Center for Education Policy at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.He was probably best known for flying 68 combat missions as a fighter squadron commander of the nation’s belatedly celebrated first black military aviators, known as the Tuskegee Airmen, based in Tuskegee, Ala. But he also played an influential if subtle role in local political and municipal affairs as an adviser to black elected officials and as a founder and then president of 100 Black Men, a civic group formed in...

Inspired by Tuskegee Airmen, Air Force and United pilot soared - Miami Herald

Monday, June 13, 2016

He always loved flying, loved aviation,” said his sister-in-law, Christa Dean.Inspired by people and mentors like Col. Charles McGhee, Lt. Col. Eldridge Williams and other Tuskegee Airmen, Hall received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado — the first student from Bastrop High School in Louisiana to receive an appointment to the academy. He would later earn his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Air Force Academy and master’s in human resource management from Webster University in St. Louis.“Richard believed that ‘education was the great equalizer’ and knew he had to be intentional and driven to overcome the odds of an African-American small town boy from Southern Louisiana,” his family wrote in an obituary.Hall graduated from pilot training at the Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and served in the Air Force from 1979 to 1992. He flew more than 3,500 cumulative hours in the C-130 Hercules and C-141 Starlifter aircraft and was chief pilot in the 76th Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base.Hall, a 2015 city of Miramar Veteran Honoree at the United Way of Broward’s Mayor’s Gala, served in the Gulf War, after Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait. While assigned to the Military Airlift Command Headquarters, he was a member of the inspector general’s team as a nuclear surety officer, responsible for the safety, security and effectiveness of nuclear options.Hall left the service in 1992 to become a pilot for United Airlines. He flew for 21 years until he began his battle with cancer, then remained with United another three years.The role the Tuskegee heroes played never strayed from Hall’s mind, however. The Tuskegee Airmen, the first all-black military flying unit, was formed in 19...