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Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

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DAYTONA BEACH – Julia Mae Troutman Cherry, a retired teacher, organizational activist, church mother, and business owner who took over Florida’s largest Black-owned media company in 2004 after the death of her husband, died on Sunday, April 24, at her Daytona Beach home. She was 94.

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Singer and reality TV star Traci Braxton — who appeared with her sisters and mother in the series “Braxton Family Values” — died of cancer, her family said on Saturday, March 12. She was 50.

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NEW YORK — Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen and became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died. He was 94.

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Florida A&M University is mourning the passing Dr. Walter L. Smith, the university’s seventh president and president emeritus. Dr. Smith died in Tampa on Thursday, Nov. 25. He was 86.

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Families and friends of Mrs. Teretha Kittles will celebrate her life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, 705 S. Caroline St., Daytona Beach.

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In coordination with the family of fallen Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) Officer Jason Raynor, events were scheduled for Sunday (Aug. 22) and Monday (Aug. 23), where respects will be paid to the officer.

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Bobby Bowden, the folksy Hall of Fame coach who built Florida State into an unprecedented college football dynasty, has died. He was 91.

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PALM BEACH — As an intrepid student reporter whose dreams carried him all the way to an interview in the White House with President Barackb Obama, Damon Weaver found himself in the national spotlight at a young age. It was the Pahokee native's dream to tell the stories of others as a profess…

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TALLAHASSEE – Joseph Hatchett, whose ground breaking career included becoming the first Black justice on the Florida Supreme Court, died Friday, April 30, at age 88, the Supreme Court announced on May 1.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A chaotic 911 call. A convulsive 11 seconds of violence ending in the death of an Ohio teen. A historic verdict being broadcast in the police cruiser.

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