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Williams was the first state Affirmative Action Director advising Gov. Bob Straub

Portland businessman, youth advocate and public servant Harold Williams Sr. has passed away after suffering a stroke last week. A towering figure on the Portland landscape for more than 50 years, Williams many achievements include serving as Oregon's first Affirmative Action Director, reporting to Gov. Bob Straub.



Through her strong-willed nature, she governed her life with grace, dignity, dedication and will

Evelyn Burell was born Earline-"Evelyn" Deloris Bowden on Jan. 12, 1942, in the little town of Osceola, Ark. On June 25, 2012, at the age of 70, the Lord called Evelyn home to be at peace.



Homegoing Service at 11am at Maranatha Church of God, 4222 NE 12th Ave.

Dorothy Mae Davis, 57, of Portland, OR, died Monday, June 18, 2012



Williams worked with IBEW Local #36 in Oregon and was employed with them for nearly 30 years

Services for Mark James Williams are Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 S. Andresen Rd. in Vancouver.



He was Pastor at Highland United Church of Christ for many years

A celebration of his life is scheduled at Concordia University – Hagen Center, 2811 NE Holman Street, Sunday, April 29 from 6 – 9 p.m.



November 7, 1944 – April 16, 2012

Hilton 'Buzz' Ward, 67 years of age, passed away Monday April 16, 2012 at home in Portland, Ore.



Bethune was the man behind the scene for many local families of color who were able to achieve their dream of buying a home

Clarence Bethune, community organizer and friend to many, passed away last week from a stroke.



The funeral will be held at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, March 22, 10:30 a.m., with burial at Tahoma National Cemetery, Maple Valley

Retired Seattle business owner, Joseph LeRoy Gordon, died March 13 at Virginia Mason Hospital at age 88. Gordon had battled age-related illness for some time. He was well known for  LeRoy Gordon's Auto Repair, whose clients included Sears, King County Metro Transit, Bill Russell, Larry Gossett and other notable Seattle residents.



Burial will follow at River View Cemetery in Portland

Winfred Leon Menefee was born in Portland, Ore., to Reverend. Robert L. Sr. and Mary L. Menefee on December 6, 1952.  He died March 5, 2012.



Talented artist who had string of hits starting in late 1980s battled diabetes

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Singer David Peaston, who had a string of R&B hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, has died, his family said Thursday.


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