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Manute Bol, 47, NBA player-humanitarian
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Manute Bol, a lithe 7foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47. Bol died at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition, Tom Prichard, executive director of the group Sudan Sunrise, said in an e-mail. "Sudan and the world have lost a hero and an example for all of us," Prichard said. "Manute, we'll miss you. Our prayers and best wishes go out to all his family, and all who mourn his loss." Bol played in the NBA with Washington, Golden State, Philadelphia and Miami, averaging 2.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocks for his career. He led the league in blocks in 1985-86 with Washington (5.0 per game) and in 1988-89 with Golden State (4.3 a game). "Manute's impact on this city, our franchise and the game of basketball cannot be put into Canzader Davenport Moultry, affectionately known as "Tootsie," worked for Chestnut Hill Hospital as a Dietary Assistant. In 1979, she obtained training and became a home health aid for homemakers of the metropolitan area. She retired in 1988 when her health began to fail. Moultry died June 15, 2010 of cancer. She was 67. Moultry was born on Nov. 27, 1942 to James Peaster and the late Canzader Davenport. She was the fifth of six children. She received her education in the Philadelphia Public School District. She attended adult classes at the Community College of Philadelphia to attain her General Equivalency Diploma. In 1978, she married Elkhannah Moultry Jr. During the course of this union, she helped raise two stepchildren, Watoshiwa and Tarneesha. words," 76ers president and general manager Ed Stefanski said in a statement. "He ... was continually giving of himself through his generosity and humanitarian efforts in order to make the world around him a much better place, for which he will always be remembered." Bol joined the NBA with Washington in 1985 and played three seasons there. He returned to the team briefly toward the end of his career. The Wizards lauded him as a "true humanitarian and an ambassador for the sport of basketball." "Despite his accomplishments on the court, his lasting legacy will be the tireless work and causes he promoted in his native Sudan and the cities in which he played," the club said in a statement. After the NBA, Bol worked closely as an advisory board member of Sudan Sunrise, which promotes reconciliation in Sudan. Bol was hospitalized in mid-May during a stopover in Washington after returning to the Stephanie Guerilus Tribune Staff Writer Milford Holliday Sr., was was employed by Aetna Electro Plating Company as a foreman for twentyone years, until it went out of business. He was then employed with Roslyn Nursing Home as a supervisor in the Maintenance Department, where he retired after ten years of service due to his failing health. Affectionately known as "Doc" to friends and by his loving grandchildren as "Poppy," he could always be counted on for support and wise counsel. He died June 12, 2010. He was 72. Holliday was born on Nov. 3, 1937, in Greenville, S.C. to John Daniel Holliday and Fannie Henderson-Holli- Jerome Kelvin Gladden's professions included Insurance Agent and Broker, and Floor Manager of Development at the Development Center. He spent the last seven years as Administrator at the West Regional Center of the Community College of Philadelphia where he was known as "Mr. Community Service". He will be remembered for his impeccable style of dress and eloquent speech. He was known as "a gentleman's gentleman." He died June 14, 2010. He was 57. Gladden was born on Nov. 4, 1952 in Philadelphia as the second child to Isaiah Gladden Sr. and Jacquelyn Evelyn Mae Adams. He was educated in public school district and excelled academically. He was raised by Isaiah and Jacquelyn in the Christian religion and held memberships at various congrega- At age 21, she was baptized and joined Thankful Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Harrison J. Trapp. Later, she joined her brother Frank and assisted him as he pastored and established The Family Church of God. In 1981, she was baptized again and joined True Holiness Temple 2 under the leadership of the late Bishop Willie Bell Easley and Pastor Mickie Langston. In 1990, she opened her home and assisted her friend of 47 years, Pastor Gertrude Dickerson, in establishing Faith Temple Ministries of Healing and Deliverance. Moultry was preparing to take an active role in the establishment of Kingdom Restoration Ministries under the leadership of her son, Pastor Norman Davenport Sr. During her last years, she enjoyed her fellowship with Senior Daily Activity Program (SEDAP), a seniors program founded by Bishop day. He was the sixth child of seven siblings. He received his formal education in the Philadelphia public school district and graduated from Northeast High School in 1956. He later joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, where he was a Combat Construction Specialist and classified as a sharpshooter and was honorably discharged. He was united in holy matrimony to Abbie Copeland on Sept. 30, 1972; and through this union was born a son, James Randall. He was previously married to the late Joyce Carmichael Holliday and they had three children, Milford Jr., Diane and Wade. Holliday accepted the Lord early in life. He attended Second Macedonia tions. He professed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and finalized his membership at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. As a youth, Gladden demonstrated his gifts in music and the arts. He was a self-taught guitarist and began singing and playing in a neighborhood music group, now known as The Stylistics. As president of his high school graduating class, he gave the commencement address. Gladden received a scholarship to Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio, which he attended right after high school. He returned to Philadelphia and attended Temple University. His other studies included coursework at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and Drexel University. Of all the incredible accomplish- Ernest C. Morris Sr. and Mother Winifred Morris. Tootsie attended the trips, events and luncheons. The friends she made became an important part of her life. She kept her home immaculate. She also enjoyed manicures, pedi- United States from Sudan. Prichard said then that Bol was in Sudan to help build a school in conjunction with Sudan Sunrise but stayed longer than anticipated after the president of southern Sudan asked him to make election appearances and use his influence to counter corruption in the county. He said Bol had undergone three dialysis treatments and developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a condition that caused him to lose patches of skin. Prichard said the skin around Bol's mouth was so sore he went 11 days without eating and could barely talk. Prichard said it's believed Bol contracted the skin disease as a reaction to kidney medication he took while in Africa. Janis Ricker, operations manager of Sudan Sunrise, said Saturday the organization will continue its work building the school in Bol's home village in southern Sudan. She said Bol's goal was to build 41 schools throughout Sudan. - (AP) Baptist Church and was baptized there under the pastorate of the late Reverend Dr. Thomas J. Ritter. His membership continued until he transferred to the Church Triumphant. Holliday loved working with his hands. He often used his skills in carpentry and painting and he could remodel any part of a house. Cooking was of great joy for him. He enjoyed grilling his specialty ribs for family and friends, and oh, the special sauce. Holliday was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who always made quality time for his family. He will be greatly missed by his loved ones and many, many friends. Holliday leaves to cherish his ments Jerome achieved, he took greatest pride in his children: Terrance and Tyree, born to Delsia Hyman-Self, and Noelle, born to Robin D. Caines. He was affectionately known as "Pop-Pop" by his grandsons. His family could always count on him in times of need. Gladden was recently joined in holy matrimony to Robin Diane Cunningham. Their loving relationship began 12 years ago with a genuine friendship. She affectionately cared for him in sickness and in health. He leaves to celebrate his life: wife, Robin; mother, Jacquelyn; two sons, Terrance (Joi) and Tyree (Nichelle); daughter, Noelle; grandchildren, Tyree Jr., Jayden, Nickai and Jailyn; brothers, Erric and Mark; sister, Sylvia Gladden-Turner; nephews, Cyrus Turner and Harri- cures, beautiful clothes, and jewelry. She leaves to celebrate her memory: daughter Marva; son, Pastor Norman Davenport Sr. (Rachel); brother, James Davenport Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Marion Banks and Edna P. Davenport; four grandchildren, Eric, Christopher, Jared and Norman Jr.; two "grand girls" Sydney and Khyle Griffin; godchild, Shawn Bell and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who adored her. Moultry was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Margaret, Frank, Frances and William. Services were held June 21 at Mt. Mt. Airy COGIC. Ervina White Beauford Funeral Service handled the arrangements. Former NBA basketball player Manute Bol poses for a photograph at the Sunrise Sudan headquarters in Lenexa, Kan. Bol is hospitalized in the Washington, D.C., area with severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition. - AP PHOTO/ED ZURGA
Milford Holliday Sr., 72, maintenance foreman
Milford Holiday Sr. memory: wife, Abbie; his children, Milford Jr., Diane, Wade and Vernell; daughter-in-law, Cassie; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Holliday and Johnny Holliday; two sisters, Clara Massey and Anne Thompson; nine sisters-in-law, Zelman Holliday, Peggy Holliday, Frances Brown, Gwendolyn Gambrell, Sandra, Yolanda, Alba, Jocelyn Copeland and Constance Carter; seven brothers-in-law, Ernie Stenson, John Brown, Robert Massey, Edward Thompson, Philadelphia, PA, Cecil Gambrell, Willingboro, NJ, Bennie and Ronald Copeland, Pensacola, FL; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and loving friends. Holliday was preceded in death by
Levander Patrick, 68, postal worker
Levander Patrick was employed with the North Carolina Department of Corrections but later became a postal worker with the U.S. Post Office. He was a husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He died June 16, 2010. He was 68. Patrick was born to Albert Lee and Maybelle Patrick in Morven, N.C. on Sept. 20, 1941. He was the third of 11 children. His family later moved to Hamlet, N.C. where he was enrolled in the Richmond County public school system graduating from Monroe Avenue High School in 1960. After high school he joined the U.S. Army where he served until 1964, being honorably discharged. He then moved to Newark, N.J. but returned back to Hamlet in 1965 when he met Mattie Doctor. The two were married one year later and had four children from this union, Jerome Gladden Prince, Pamela, Paula and Perdita. He dearly loved his children and was devoted to helping them achieve their dreams. While at the Post Service, he was a shop steward for the APWU and actively represented his fellow union members in many disputes. He was known for getting results for union members. He retired from the post office after 25 years. The highlight of his life was his trip to the "Motherland" when he went to Benin City, Nigeria in 2005 with his daughters and others as missionaries. He loved his beloved Africa. This trip literally changed his life. He was hailed as an "Elder" with the local tribal chiefs and helped empower the young men of the village through encouragement. He believed in assisting others so that they could see God's will for their lives. In 2005, after returning from Africa, he was Canzader Davenport Moultry diagnosed with lung cancer but he was not defeated or discouraged. He continued to be active both in his church and his community. He served on the Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church of Greensboro, N.C. in various capacities. He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Mattie Marie; children, Prince, Pam (Phil), Paula (Melvin), Perdita, Maria, and Thelma; grandchildren: Zoe, Josiah, Benjamin, Darrell, Jr., Angelia, Alisha and Adrian; four sisters, Lula Mae, Clara (Robert), Beatrice McNeil and Imogene Thomas; four brothers, Larry; O'Neal (Ann), Jack and Mike (Patricia) and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Services were held June 20 at New Hope Baptist Church in Hamlet, N.C. Terry Funeral Home and NcNeill Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Levander Patrick
Jerome Gladden, 57, salesman and administrator
Canzader Davenport Moultry, 67, home health worker
Obituaries compiled by Stephanie Guerilus son Turner; niece, Symone; mother-in-law, Theresa Farer; sisters-inlaw, Anita Rogers and Vernice Scott; a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous devout friends and colleagues. He was preceded by his father and his brother, Isaiah Jr. Services were held June 18 at Second Macedonia Baptist Church. Deborah L. Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. handled the arrangements. his sisters, Lucy Stenson and Grace Culmer and son, James Randall. Services were held June 21. Savin Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
GRAY, David. Viewing Tues., 6/22/10, 9AM. Service 11AM at Terry Funeral Home Memorial Chapel., 4203-05 Haverford Ave. Int: Merion Memorial Park. WILSON, Gloria. Viewing Weds., 6/23/10, 10AM. Service 11M at Terry Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 4203-05 Haverford Ave. Int: Eden Cemetery.