How To List A Death Announcement

To list a Death Announcements and Funeral Arrangements in the U.S.A., Europe  or  Liberia, contact Ciata by email at and send the following information:

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Cost to list Death Announcement on this page is $100.00

Gustavus E. Lardner jr

The families of the late Gustavus E. Lardner jr, Florence Bracewell-Lardner, Victoria Lardner, Henry H. Lardner will celebrate their home going with a Christian Service on Saturday, April 9, 2005 11:00 a.m

Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 205 S. Summit Avenue,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 USA

Repast will be held immediately after the service at: 13 W. Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 USA

For further information contact:

  • Gustalyn Lardner-Lewis 301-528-6601
  • Mafoi Dennis-Metzger 301-315-9511 / 240-476-6232
  • Bishop Gabriel Lardner 215-205-5274

Deaconess Doris George

The United Baptist Church Family, the George, Cooper and Davis families announce with deep regrets the death of Deaconess Doris George of Springdale, Maryland. This sad event occurred on Sunday, March 20, 2005 at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was 84 years old.

Mother Doris George was a Deaconess at the United Baptist Church of Silver Spring, Maryland. She was born in Grand Bassa County and a daughter of Vincent George.

She is survived by her Church Family (United Baptist Church), her daughter in Liberia (Margaret Nyemah), her son and daughter of Springdale, Maryland (Agnew and Jemima Cooper), the George and Davis families of Liberia and the United States, her grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends in Liberia and the United States.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Wake-keeping will be held on Friday, April 8, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at:
Berean Baptist Church
924 Madison Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20011
Tel: (202) 291-5025

Funeral Services will be held at the same Church (Berean Baptist Church) on Saturday, April 9, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Washington Memorial Cemetery on Riggs Road in Silver Spring. Repass will follow at the Berean Baptist Church.

  • Rev. Genevieve Garnett: 301-345-0968
  • Agnew & Jemima Cooper: 301-771-2746
  • Naenae George-Diggs: 770-990-9110
  • Rebecca Campbell: 301-577-1347
  • Esther Richards-Freeman: 410-655-1265
  • Petrina George-Chesson: 202-328-0457

Directions to the Church: Take 95 North and South to 495 towards Silver Spring. Exit at 31B (Georgia Avenue towards Silver Spring) and continue on Georgia Avenue into Washington D.C. Make a left turn onto Missouri Avenue NW. Turn right onto 9th Street NW, then right on Madison Street NW. End at 924 Madison Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Ellen G. Cooper

We regretfully announce the death of Ellen G. Cooper on March 21, 2005.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 10:00 A.M. at Oakton United Methodist Church on 2951 Chainbridge Road, Oakton, VA 22124

Mr. Benjamin N. Wolo, Sr.

The Wolo family announces with deepest regrets the passing of Mr. Benjamin N. Wolo, Sr. This sad event occurred at his home in Houston, Texas on March 14, 2005.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Lucille Nyeba, 10 children, 14 grand children and a host of other relatives and friends.

For additional Information:
  • Lychene Saah - 281.855.7493
  • Charles Wolo - 281.513.4036
  • Ben Wolo, Jr. - 703.758.2602

Haja Moima Dabah

The Hithe Henries and Sarnor Families announce the passing of thier mother, sister, aunt, and counsin, Haja Moima Dabah Sarnor, loving known as "Ma Dabah", on March 13, 2005, at her home in Monrovia, Liberia.

Ma Dabah leaves to mourn her numerous sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and children.

  • Rosina Henries Wallace
  • Emily Henries Gardiner
  • Willette Henries Gardiner
  • Ellen Henries
  • Mary Henries
  • Elizabeth Henries Pelham
  • Indira Hendries
  • Amos "Boyou" Henries

Mrs. Armah Debong Swaray

This is to announce the sudden death of Armah Debong Swaray. The sad event occurred on Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Paynesville Poly Clinic, Paynesville, Liberia. She was born on December 21, 1968, and leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, Peter J. Swaray or Philadelphia, PA,, two children, Gratis (Onor) Swaray, and Lydia Swaray, her parents Daniel Debong and Lydia Daniels, Sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives of Liberia and the United States.

Funeral services for Armah Swaray will be held in Monrovia, Liberia on April 2, 2005.

Contact persons:
Roy & Annie Reeves (770)934-7803
Inyang Williams (919)596-8542
Gratis & Anita Debong (404)514-4379
Peter J. Swaray (484)494-0710

Mrs. Muriel Evangeline Dean Timmons

The family of the late Mr. Pandit N. Dean and Doris Dennis Dean announces with profound sadness the home-going of their daughter, Muriel Evangeline Dean Timmons, on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 in Snellville, Georgia, USA.

Muriel is survived by her mother: Mrs. Doris Dennis Dean; seven children: Denise Harmon, William Harmon, Jason Timmons, Daniel Timmons, Jeremy Timmons, Amanda Clements and Alexis Clements; four siblings: Franklin Dean, Pandit Dean Jr., Raliat Dean Crowder, and Doris Dean Campbell, and a host of other relatives.

A memorial service offering thanksgiving to the Lord for the life of Muriel will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Baptist Church (Building-ANNEX 3). The Church's address is 6133 Redan Road, Lithonia, Georgia 30058. Directions to the Church can be obtained on

In lieu of flowers, the family requests your prayers and financial contributions towards an educational fund and expenses for raising Muriel's minor children.

Please contact Ms. Doris Dean Campbell: 2870 Peachtree Road
# 629, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Telephones:(404) 454-4193 / (404) 377-0465

Ms. Ethel Erma Jackson

The Jackson family announces with profound regrets the death of Ethel Erma Jackson, which sad event occurred on Thursday, March 3, 2005, in Bruful, The Gambia. The body will be flown to the United States on Monday, March 14, 2005. Funeral arrangements are as follows:

For more information, please contact the following:

Serena Bunchie Reeves (Sister)
Emmanuel Nuku Reeves (Brother-in-law)
Tel: (301) 352-4548

May her soul rest in perfect peace!

Ms. Louise A. Hage

We regret to announce the death of our dear Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother Ms. Louise A. Hage. This sad event occurred at St. Luke Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, New York on March 1, 2005 at 6:45 AM.

She leaves to mourn her loss five children; Alleyne Lynch (Bklyn, NY), Viola Gibson (Columbia, Tenn.), David Hage (Charlotte, NC), Carmen Williams-Wisseh (Bklyn, NY), and Edmund Whisnant (Neptune, NJ) respectively. Three sisters Miata Hage Smith, Edna Sarr, and Annabel Twee Wiles, two brothers Isaac Wiles and Richard Kono Wiles, thirteen grand children, two great grand children and a host of other relatives and friends. She will be missed.

Contact Information
Alleyne Lynch- 718-783-2751
Violo Gibson- 931-380-9180
David Hage- 704-532-2511 (c)704-649-9838
Carmen Williams-Wisseh- 718-797-4124 (c)917-907-4126
Edmund Whisnant- 732-643-9771 (c)646-235-7048
Edna Sarr- 212-662-5419 (c)646-319-2077
Annabel Wiles- 215-781-0290 (c)267-303-0221
Miata Hage Smith-718-398-7823

Mr. Jimmy K.T. Scotland, Sr., (Surveyor)

The Scotland family in the United States and Liberia announces with deepest regrets the home-going of Mr. Jimmy K.T. Scotland, Sr... This sad event occurred in Liberia on February 26, 2005 at 12:30 AM.

The Late Jimmy K.T. Scotland, Sr. is survived by his wife Charlotte Mayson Scotland, 11 Children including Janet K.T.Scotland; Abraham Z Scotland; Beatrice O Scotland; Rebecca F Scotland; Vidah Scotland Kromah; Grace Scotland; Caroline Scotland Bropleh; Elizabeth (ME) Scotland Johnson; Harriette Scotland; and Jimmy K.T. Scotland, Jr. He was 75.

The family Can be reached for more information as follows:

IN THE United States: Abraham Scotland, Maryland, USA

Rebecca Scotland, Minnesota, USA, 651-488-5682
IN LIBERIA : Vidah Scotland-Kromah, Monrovia, Liberia,

He will be buried on the 12 of March (Saturday) at First
United Methodist Church, Ashmun Street, Monrovia

Mr. George Arthur Padmore Sr.

The death is announced of Mr. George Arthur Padmore Sr. in his 90th year. This sad event occurred on Friday March 4th, 2005, in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Survivors include his wife Paulita, 10 children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Click here to read more about Ambassador George A. Padmore

George Samuel Gooding Sunrise 11/11/1945 - Sunset 2/25/2005

The wife, children, family and the Liberian Community of Atlanta Georgia announced with deep regrets the death of George Samuel Gooding (George "Firestone"). This sad event occurred on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 6:07 pm at the Joan Glency Hospital in Duluth, Georgia.

The deceased is survive by his wife, Elizabeth Kemah Wrotto Gooding, two sons, Diobato Varsay and George Samuel Gooding, Jr; father, Robert Gooding, Sr of Liberia, siblings, Mariah Johnson, Roselyn Gooding Harris, Thomas Gooding, Robert Gooding, Jr, Janie Gooding, Jestina Gooding Hunter, Samuel R Gooding, their spouses, nieces, Nephews, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, in-laws, and a host of relatives and friends living in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and USA.

Sam R Gooding 770-605-5037
Elizabeth Kemah Gooding 770-416-0491
Nancy Y Wrotto 404-242-7145
Lauramae E. Gabbidon 404-456-3747 (Funeral Coordinator)
Ruth Famatta Bryant 770-338-7553
Theophilus Lakafalamah Bass 678-386-3107

Mr. Joseph K. T. Pieterson

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden home-going of our father Mr. Joseph K. T. Pieterson. This sad event occurred at the North Arundel Hospital in Maryland, USA, on Thursday, February 24, 2005. He is survived by his children: Ms. Cynthia Pieterson, Ms. Prudence Pieterson Brownell, Mrs. Genevieve (Genny) Dodoo, Mrs. Barbie Cecilia Dohmen, Mrs. Joseph (Jojo) Isaac, Dr Justice B. Amissah-Arthur, several grandchildren and a host of other relatives in the USA, Ghana and Liberia.

For more information, please contact the following:
Dr. J.B. Amissah-Arthur 709-279-0452
Cynthia Pieterson 360-286-9162

Prudence Pieterson Brownell 360-990-0706
Mrs. Genny Dodoo 443-803-7774
Mrs. Barbie Dohmen 405-413-4951
Mrs. Jojo Isaac 301-518-6234
Ms Bema Amissah-Arthur 360-990-0708
Mrs. Jatu Kegley 301-262-8899
May his soul rest in perfect holy peace

Mr. André Joseph Kenny Sr.

In loving memory of or dear father, grandfather and uncle André Joseph Kenny Sr., who passed away on the 14th of February 2005

Contact daughter: Marie-Rose Kenny 202-678-3826

André Joseph Kenny Sr. departed this earth on Monday February 14th, 2005 after a very brief illness. André was born on July 27th, 1937 in Guinea to the late Marie-Rose Williams and Joseph Kenny.

He is survived by his daughter Marie-Rose Kenny, predeceded by his son Andre Kenny, Jr, three grandchildren Petrina, Andrea (USA), and Edward Andre' of Liberia. Also a very special son, Mondray T. Outland.

He leaves behind three sisters: Elizabeth Jones (Freetown), Marian H. Pratt and Rose-Marie Percy (USA), two brothers Johnny Kenny (Freetown) and Johnnie Leon Williams (Liberia).
His nieces and nephews include Veronica, Kingstina, Cassandra, Leona, Julius Pratt, Patrick, Johnny Kenny Jr., Donald and Bernard. André's aunts and cousins include: Clarise Camara and family (Guinea), Adel Bakayoko and family (USA), Camara family of Sig, Madinna (Guinea), Theresa Metzger and Family (Tampa & Atlanta) Marie-Jeane (Guinea) and Fudia Keita. He also had special friends that he considered his family: Dr. and Mrs. David Mahan and Family and Mrs. Matilda Richards Outland and Family. These are very important people in his life. Other relatives include: the Camara and Williams family of Conakry, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the Kenny of Freetown, Pontua and Momoh family(Sierra Leone and Guinea), Scott family, Marcarthy and a host of grand nieces and nephews that include Jason Benjamin.

He was employed at the John F Kennedy Hospital in Liberia for several years before he came to the USA

Mrs. Eva Elliott- Sherman
Sun rise, March 14, 1954 - Sun set, February 16, 2005

With profound sadness, sorrow and grief, the Sherman and Elliott families of Liberia and the United States announce the home going of their beloved Eva Elliott-Sherman, formerly of 37 Barker Street, Staten Island, New York 10310. This untimely event occurred on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 4: 00 A. M. in the Staten Island University Hospital, New York.

Eva was born on March 14 1954, to the union of Charles D. Elliott and Nancy Winifred Shaw- Elliott. On April 15, 1989, she married William Feweh Sherman in First United Methodist Church, Monrovia, Liberia. He survives. Eva was educated in Liberia and California. She was a graduate of St. Theresa's Convent, and until her death remained actively involved in the activities of the alumni association of her alma mater. For more than twenty-two years, Eva worked at the Citibank offices in Yekepa and Monrovia where she won many accolades for her diligence to duty and exemplary work. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Liberia and a fraternal member of the Basheba Chapter (Robertsport, Cape Mount) of the Eastern Star of Liberia. Before she relocated to New York, Eva and her family worshiped at the Grace Episcopal Church of Clay Ashland, Liberia, under the pastorialship of Reverend Father Emmanuel D. Hodges.

To mourn her loss, Eva leaves behind her husband, William Feweh Sherman; son, Roderic Sherman; daughters, Nancy Weyatta Sherman, Olivia Elliott; sister Bernice Barclay; brother, Peter Elliott; aunt, Rachael Thomas, nephews, Charles & Jehu Elliott; cousin Comfort Bedell; adopted son, Joseph Elliott and a host of other relatives in Liberia and the United States.

During our period of bereavement, we continued to be consoled and comforted by the countless phones calls and other acts of generosity by friends, family and well-wishers. Many of you have expressed your desire of taking part in the funeral services; accordingly, we are announcing the funeral plans as follows:

For additional information, please contact:

1. William Feweh Sherman 718-876-5267 (H)
2. Olivia Elliott 718-815-0790 (H)
3. Roland & Ellen Dempster 718-981-4345 (H)
4. Bendu Sherman 718-720-9677 (H)

Signed: Dr. Robert G. Sherman For the Sherman and Elliott families

Mr. Claudius Roy Hughes

The Hughes family of Providence, Rhode Island announces with profound sadness the home going of Claudius Roy Hughes. This sad event occurred on Friday February 18, 2005.

He is survived by his wife Theresa Campbell Hughes, a son Roy Jr, three daughters Hattie (Kpana), Audrey and Ella, three grand children, two brothers Ernest of Monrovia Liberia, Jacob of Freetown Sierra Leone, and a host of other relatives in the United States, Freetown and London England.

Mama Dukuly (January 1, 1935 - November 24, 2004)

The Dukuly and Acquoi families Announces with deepest regret the passing of Mama Dukuly. Elected Member to the House Of Representative for Lofa County in 1971-1980, Chairlady for the Lofa County Women Association, Member TWP Lofa County branch. Commonly refer to as Aunty, Mama, Sister, and Grandma, Ma Dukuly, OldMa. This sad events occur on November 24, 2004 on her Farm, were she was also laid to rest in Lofa County Monrovia, Liberia.

She leaves to mourn her Husband Mr. Jorgbor Acquoi of Barnesville estate Monrovia, Liberia, Children and the host of other relatives and Friends of Monrovia and the USA.
Memorial Service will be held on May 7, 2005 at the Residence of her Son Mr.& Mrs. Thomas Acquoi of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Contact Persons:

Sangay Jorgbor 763-535-3733 email:
Mr. Thomas Acquoi 651-793-1178

Mrs. Anna Elizabeth Kamara

The family of Anna Elizabeth Kamara sadly announces her death which occurred on February 14, 2005 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Mrs. Kamara, 62, is the mother of Zoe Kamara-Wilson and Ethel Kamara of Frederick, Md., and Philadelphia, Pa., respectively.

Mrs. Kamara attended Bromley Mission and graduated from Booker Washington Institute. She attended the Universty of Liberia and worked at the Executive Mansion for a short while. Before coming to the United States, she served for many years as principal of the Augustus F. Caine Elementary School in Virginia, Liberia.

The Wake will be from 6:00pm - 9:00pm on March 11, 2005

The Funeral Service will be from 10:00am - 12:00pm on March 12, 2005

Both services will be held at Viers Mill Baptist Church, 12221 Viers Mill
Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906.

Mrs. Kamara's remains will be taken to Virginia, Liberia, where she had requested that she be buried.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Augustus F. Caine Elementary School in Virginia, Liberia, where Mrs. Kamara was principal for many years.

For additional information, contact

  • Zoe Wilson at 301-662-9335;
  • Ethel Kamara at 215-743-4858;
  • Charles Neal, III, at 405-677-1670.

Mrs. Davidetta (Docus) Dean Peabody Padmore

The Padmore, Peabody, Dean, Cox, Thompson and Dennis families announce the
passing of their wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Davidetta (Docus) Dean Peabody Padmore passed away in Maryland after a prolonged illness.

For further information contact:

  • Bernadine Allen-Peabody and Lyndon D. Peabody\757-303-7990
  • Lysander Padmore\410-884-0548
  • Watchen Peabody\443-538-7019