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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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Herbert Hardesty, whose sax helped shape Fats Domino classics, has died - NOLA.com

Monday, December 05, 2016

Within two days of receiving one, Mr. Hardesty was hard at work on the instrument that would come to define his career.Mr. Hardesty eventually joined the Tuskegee Airmen and served with the 99th Flying Squadron in Morocco, Germany and Italy as a radio technician, according to the family obituary.After returning home to New Orleans, another of Mr. Hardesty's friends proved to instrumental in his music career.At the time, Mr. Hardesty was performing in a band with Dave Bartholomew, the composer, band leader and producer who shaped Fats Domino's career. Bartholomew told Mr. Hardesty he was bringing the sax player in to record with "The Fat Man," according to Rick Coleman, who authored the Fats Domino biography "Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock and Roll" and was a longtime friend of Mr. Hardesty on Dec. 10, 1949. But Mr. Hardesty thought Bartholomew meant the radio personality known as the Fat Man. "He didn't really know Fats Domino at the time. He was not famous," Coleman said Monday (Dec. 5). "Herbert said, 'We're going to record the Fat Man? Well, he's famous!,' thinking it was this radio show guy. He shows up and is like, 'It's not the Fat Man!'"Still, Mr. Hardesty and Fats Domino seemed to jive, and they recorded "The Fat Man," which turned out to be Fats Domino's first national hit. It was also the start of a long friendship and working relationship. Mr. Hardesty and Fats Domino went on to create together the original classic recordings of "Ain't That a Shame," "I'm Walkin'" and "Blue Monday," among others. The partnership also resulted in Mr. Hardesty moving to Las Vegas in the 1970s as Fats Domino booked so many gigs there. Mr. Hardesty's skill on the sax took him elsewhere, as well. Over the years, he collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Tom Waits and Dr. John, and he toured with the Count Basie Orchestra. "These guys were involved in a lot of musical landmarks," Coleman said of Mr. Hardesty and Fats Domino. "They were always very down to Earth and not assuming about their place in history even though their place in history is very co

Correction: Obit-Tuskegee Airman story - CT Post

Monday, November 14, 2016

Updated 5:53 pm, Monday, October 31, 2016NEW YORK (AP) — In an obituary that moved Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, The Associated Press reported erroneously the role that Audley Coulthurst had with the Tuskegee Airman. He flew with them as a radio operator, not a pilot.A corrected version of the story is below:Audley Coulthurst of famed Tuskegee Airmen dies in NYC at 92Former Tuskegee Airman Audley Coulthurst has died at age 92NEW YORK (AP) — A former member of the pioneering black aviation group the Tuskegee Airmen has died. Audley Coulthurst was 92.Audra Coulthurst says her father died Thursday at a Veterans Affairs facility in Brooklyn after suffering cardiac arrest.Coulthurst enlisted in the Army in 1942. He served as a radio operator who flew with the Tuskegee Airmen B-25 bombers.Although Tuskegee Airmen faced discrimination in a segregated military, the fighter squadrons were among the most respected in World War II.Audra Coulthurst says after the war her father became a certified public accountant and served as controller of the National Urban League.He also is survived by his wife, Matilda Coulthurst, and a son, Jeffrey Coulthurst.

Tuskegee Airman Dabney Montgomery, who marched with MLK from Selma, dies at 93 - AL.com

Monday, September 05, 2016

In this June 5, 2013 file photo, Tuskegee Airman Dabney Montgomery waves to the crowd as he is introduced before the start of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles in New York. Montgomery, who served with the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and marched with the Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 93. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, FIle)Kathy Willens NEW YORK — Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and marched with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has died. He was 93.His wife, Amelia Montgomery, said he died of natural causes Saturday morning at a Manhattan hospice care facility. He had lived in Harlem until he entered the facility Aug. 25.Montgomery was born in in Selma, Alabama, in 1923 and was inducted into the armed forces in 1943. He served as a ground crewman with the Tuskegee Airmen in southern Italy during the war.He attended Livingstone College in North Carolina on the GI bill and later moved to New York to find work.Montgome

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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