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By STAFF REPORTER
Guardian News Desk
Bahamas National Trust(BNT)officials revealed that their most recently launched park was vandalized sometime this week after suspects used park signs for target practice,The Nassau Guardianhas learned.
BNT officials said the matter has been turned over to police, who are now treating it as a criminal investigation.
Senior Park Warden for the Bonefish Pond National Park Rudolph Burrows said park signs were vandalized twice this week.
Burrows added that he made the initial discovery on Monday.
"Somebody just didnt have anything to do and on Monday the sign was shot with what appeared to be shotgun pellets so I took it down, got it fixed and on Wednesday ...
Rolando Andrew Smith age 24 years of Ridgeland Park West died at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Saturday March 24th, 2012.
Funeral Service for the late Rolando Andrew Smith affectionately called "Mentos"of Ridgeland Park West will be held on Saturday April 14th, 2012 at 11:00am at First Baptist Church, Market Street. Officiating will be Rev. Diane Francis assisted by other ministers of the religion. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories is his Son: Rolando Andrew Smith, Jr., Mother: Janet Princess Russell; Father: Capt. Roland Smith; Step Father: Benjamin Russell; Sister: Benetra Russell; Brothers: Renardo & Reanzo Smith & Janeko Russell; Grandparents: Burke & Eloise Smith; Special Friend: Candice Gardiner; Aunts: Florence Gibson, Esther Moncur, Cycelyn Micklewhyte, Hestine & Ann Kemp, Sillamae Willliams, Ruth, Eva, Annismae, Aretha, Kandies, Patricia & Marcia Smith, Ivy Ferguson, Ansala Lee, Charlene & Michelle Lockhart; Uncles: Thomas Lockhart, Philip, Efford, Jenease, Ralph, Roosevelt Kemp, Joel, Lester, Warren & Andrew Smith, Samuel Williams, Philip Micklewhyte, Robert Gibson, Reginald Ferguson & Donald Lee; Grand Aunts: Marjorie Saunders, Florine, Rowena & Viola Smith of Miami, Florida; Grand Uncles: Herschal Smith of Miami, Florida & Robert Saunders; Great Grand Aunts: Mildred "Millie" Robinson, Bernice "Missy" Robinson, Edith Stirrup of New York; Godparents: Veronica Rolle, Minera Cooper, Frederick Gray and Franklyn Sears; Numerous Cousins, Relatives & Friends: Nadia, Shontavia, Karen, Andre, Thomarie, Thomas Jr., Renardo, Leonardo, Demarcia, Demarco, Philip, Whitney, Nikita Lockhart, Franklyn & Franchesca Sears, Nathan Cash, Samenika Williams, Tamiko King Jr., Sophie, Senera, Ethan & Walston Gibson, Sgt. Kelley Kemp, Sgt. Edga Kemp, Craven, Ezra, Kay, Kathy, Kassie, Nikita, Donnie, Jentry, Kyle, Keshila, Felishea, Racquel, Deangelo, Elisha and Ann Kemp; Edward, Jakero, Renaldo, Jamaal, Danielle, Shawn, Branden and Miquel Smith, Kesia, Sanchez and Ivanna Ferguson, Bridgette & Patrick Archer Gareth Brice, Quincy Munroe, Randy, Delwood & Dekeithra Gray, Samantha & Nick Bastian, Cynette, Phillippa, Tyrsen and Cohen Mycklewhyte, Tiffany Saunders, Michelle Seymour, Amado, Ava & Andrea Moncur, Racquel & Insp. Mareno Hinds, Marco, Cadero, Terrell, Orabessa & Hari Rolle, Deidre, Ashley, Alissa & Donald Lee, Pearl Williams & Family, Chiquita Dames, Arnold Bain & Family, Ethrol Burrows & Family, Loretta Miller & Family, The Communities of Black Point and Staniel Cay, Exuma, The Ridgeland Park Family, The Russell Family, Grand Bahama Youth Leaders' Association and The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture in Nassau and Grand Bahama.
As the family is a very large one, we apologize if we may have left out any names; it is certainly not intentional.
Viewing will be held in the Celestial Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads on Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and at the church on Saturday from 9:30am until service time.
Funeral Service for the Late Vaughn Vivian Randal Roberts, 66 years of South Beach Estates, will be held on Saturday April 21st, 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, West Hill Street. Fr. Glen C. Nixon will officiate. Cremation will follow.
He is survived by his loving and faithful Wife of 45 years: Frances Roberts; Children: Dr. Tracy Roberts-Halkitis and Shariff Roberts; Grandchildren: Kiran and Soraya Halkitis, Adero, Jaya, and Sameer Roberts; Sisters: Keva Nethersole, Donna Roberts, Dr. Lynda Roberts-Riddle of Cincinnati, Ohio, Delvera Wallace, Brenda Tinker, Patrice White of Savannah, Georgia, Marsha Roberts, Yolanda Thomas. He was predeceased by brothers Anthony, Robert and Dr. Stephen Roberts and survived by brothers: Bradley B. Roberts, Dr. Robin Roberts; Aunt: Ruth Rolle of Syracuse, New York; Son-in-Law: Senator Michael Halkitis; Daughter-in-Law: Donna Palmieri-Roberts; Sisters-in-law: Hartlyn Roberts, Winnifred Roberts, Carolyn I. Roberts, Mary Roberts, Carolyn Roberts, Ivy Drakeley, Marie Stewart; Brothers-in-law: Garfield Deal, Gilles Deal, Lincoln Deal, Livingston Stewart, Kenneth Drakeley, Donald White; Nieces: Nicole Roberts, Michelle Roberts, Tina Roberts, Stacey Roberts, Aliya Riddle, Simone Thompson, Darnell Joyner, Jennifer Roberts, Tamar Roberts, Ann Bedford, Therese Drakeley-Smith, Kimberely Drakeley, Sherry Fax, Barbara Darville, Jacqueline Russell, Sandy Bootle, Cindy Deal, Tara Deal, Roxanne Strachan; Nephews: Obie Roberts, Ryan Strachan, Simeon Roberts, Rupert Anthony Cyril "Duggie" Roberts IV , Chad Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Alex Riddle, Julian and Corey Wallace, Elsworth Cumberbatch, Taj Anderson, Mario Stewart, Jason, Jaime and Luciano Cooper, George Fax, Paul Bethel, Lynden, Brian, and George Deal, Gilles Deal Jr., Kenneth Deal, Miguel Deal; Godchildren: Genaye Sturrup, Svetlana Thompson, 2666 Inspector Chaswell Andre Hanna of The RBPF, Garnell Curry. Dear relatives include: Elva Armbrister, Joy and Radcliffe Nichols, Debbie and Paul Longley, Wendy Lightbourne, Mae Albury and family, Franklyn Sands and family, Lynn Curry, Helaena Dean and family, Val Sturrup, Marie Dean and family, Rena Cargill, Carolyn Fox, Angie Sands, Anne Sands, Judy Turnquest, Agatha Green, Hortense Rahming and family, Nadine Rolle, Tasma Brighthaup, Kevin Rolle, Peter and Maria Wallace-Whitfield. Dearest friends include: Steve Kandel, Julian Brown, Anthony Ferguson, Sandra Knowles, Cherese and Samuel Brown, Inez Brown, Colleen Collie, Linda Dean, Helen and Maria Hanna of Katy, Texas, Beverly and Geno Nairn, Oswald and Yvonne Isaacs, Maria McKenzie, Constance Gardiner, Mae Culmer, Elaine Pinder, Shirley Cooper, Joyce Bain, Brenda Gilbert of Toronto, Canada, Cyril Roberts, George Sherman, Walter Sherwood of Boston, Thomas A. Robinson,Reverend Godfrey and Judith Huyler, Herbert and Jenny Huyler, Angela Cartwright, Lilles Strachan, Elizabeth and Gladstone Mackey, Mitzi Swaby, Lamont "Yellow" Bain, Kiffer Morris, Randolph Scott, Pete Deveaux, Hervis Smith, Greg Knowles, Ruth Sands, Louise Thompson, Ruth Bowe Darville, Paula Williams, Phyllis and Basil Knowles, Rosie and Brendan Foulkes, Bishop Clarence Williams and Reverend Doctor Barbara Williams, Hopeful Hanna, Fred Ramsey, Bishop Samuel Green, Helena and Pam Ferguson, Deborah and Eugene Thompson and family, Chrissie Carroll, Carolyn Beneby, Henry and Alma Ferguson, Jacinta Thompson, Dr. Caryn Sands-D'Aguilar and Adrian D'Aguilar Jr., Dr. Marcia Bassett, Dr. Sara Friday, Dr. Tamina Singh, Dr. D'Arbrielle Hunt-Burrows, Dr. Dionne Dames, Dr. Dane Bowe, Dr. Colleen Fitz-Charles. Special thanks to: The Nurses and Staff of Princess Margaret Hospital Oncology Clinic, especially Dr. DuVaughn Curling, Dr. Margo Munroe, Nurse Sylvia Butler, Nurse Beverly Williams, Mrs. Judy Ward-Carter, Mrs. Valderine Sweeting, Dr. John Lunn and staff especially Melanie Hanna and Karen Walcott, Dr. Wesley Francis, Dr. Delton Farquharson, Dr. Adrian Sawyer, Dr. Elizabeth Darville and the staff of Fourth Terrace Diagnostics, Physicians of MD Anderson Cancer Center: Dr. John Abbruzzese, Dr. Jean Vauthey and Alicia Cross, Princess Margaret Hospital A&E Staff especially Drs. Horton and Joseph, the staff of Bonaventure Medical Laboratory, the staff of Doc's Pharmacy, the Nurses of Private Medical Ward, Princess Margaret Hospital, The Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral community, His Grace, Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Father Glen Nixon, Sisters of Saint Martin Monastery, his caregiver, Nurse Pearl Mills and a host of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
**There will be NO Public Viewing.
In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be sent to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, P.O. Box SS-6539.
In celebration of Vaughn's life the family requests that all attendees wear the colors of the rainbow.
Following a discussion recently, with my friend, Philip Burrows, about the fact that the arts and we Bahamian artists do not seem at all to be on the minds of politicians of any party - or to factor into the goings on leading to elections - the thought that has just occurred to me is that in no one's mind are we a body within the larger body politic. We are not a community.
It has always been my desire that Bahamian artists - in fact, artists the world over - should love and support each other. Instead of a family, the bonds among us are often, dishearteningly, so very weak. It is easy therefore for us to be ignored, treated as if we did not even exist.
- Obediah Micheal Smith
Funeral Service for Ethel Ann Miller age 73 years a resident of Florida Court and formerly of Arthurs Town Cat Island will be held on Saturday 21st April 2012, 10:00a.m. at St Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road. Officiating will be Rev'd Fr Neil Nairn and Rev'd Cannon Warren Rolle. Interment will be made in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, John F Kennedy Drive.
Left to cherish her wonderful memories here on earth are her: Nine Children: Karen, Dale, Mark, Louis, Kevin, Sean, Boyd, Janelle and Tamla, Twenty-One Grandchildren: Romel, Velliceia, Ebony, Quinderia, Tori, Shemica, Kayvonna, Ken Jr., Keva, Jamie, Denaj, Mark Jr. Torran, Dale Jr., Brandon, Rajia, Travis, Kevin Jr., Derick, Kenesha and Devon; Three Great-Grandchildren: Lakazia, Z'nae and Jasmine; One Brother: Harold Miller Seven Sisters, Joyce Miller, Melvina Bonomy, Betty Reckley, Kaye Forbes, Donna Miller, Fayedora Miller and Ida Miller One Aunt: Gertlene Miller, Three Daughters-In laws: Velvy Rose, Sherry Rose and Sadonie Nairn One Son-In-Law: Lubert Josue, Two Brothers - In-Law: Anthony Forbes and Daniel Reckley, One Sister - In- Law: Saralee Miller, Two Grand Sons - In- Laws: Lindrick Douglass & Perdo Rogby; Nieces: Kerry, Clover, Kaylene, Candida, Inga, Teneisha, Kayshanna, Barbara, Melody, Caro, Andrea, Henrietta, Janet, Gercle, Tracey, Joy and Lawonda & Family; Nephews: Barry & Family, Christopher & Family, Kingsly, Godfrey, Donavon, Lealdo & Family, Lance & Family, Melvin Jr., Ramon & Family, Nikos, Santino, Stephen, Doyle & Family, Novardo, Alex, Jordan, Sharron, Shamal, Sharad, Perry, Keith and Charles. One God-Son: Leanardo Aritis, Cousins: Children of the late Rebecca Williams, Rose LaCroix and Family, Family of the late Birde Farah, The late Avis Armbrister & Family, The Larrimore Family, Edris Miller & Family, Family of the late Evangeline Gibson, Family of the late Doris Newbold, Family of the late Daisy Baillou, Christine Green & Family, Marcus Storr & Family, Lynden & Angel Hepburn, Larry & Family, Idamae Dumcombe & Family, Hiram & Felix Larrimore, Barbra Holder, Naomi Pinder & Family, Gloria Riley & Family, Samuel Miller & Family, Charlie Miller & Family, Pat and Fr. Rex Seymour, The Dean Family, The late Bill and Roy Dean. Other Relatives & Friends: Overseer Helen McPhee, Latasha Collie & Family, Melane Russell & Family, Beverly Cooper & Family, Glendia Huyler & Family, Kirk Beneby & Family, Jerry Smith & Family, Donita Pickering & Family, Margret Morley & Family , Clint Williams & Family, Randy,Gloria Stuart, , Sherel Miller & Family, Daniel Russell, Crystal Johnson, Sean (Poboy), Douglass Taylor, Tony Cadet, Pandora Charlton, Shelly Bullard-Rolle, Heather Evans & Family, Irene Sawyer & Family, Shorn Lightfoot & Family, Linda Hall & Family, Omena (mama) Adderley & Family, Carlen Dessomes, Ethera Pyfrom & Family, Rosalee Sweeting & Family , Eric Smith Jr., Barette & Lavette Smith, Patrice Colebrook, Gordon Tomlins, Clayton Miller, Brent Burrows &Family, Jenifer Johnson, Lindsy Aritis & Family, Sylvia Musgrove & Family, Corene Saunders & Family, Yvonne Murray & Family, Gloria Rose-Culmer & Family, Mercy Albury & Family, Leonard Adderley & Family, The Campbells, The Isaacs-Storr, Ms. Clarenda & Family and thers too numerous to mention..
Special thanks to Dr. Raleigh Butler, Dr. Christine Chin, Dr. Madline Joseph, Patrice Nairn, The Staff of Accident & Emergency Dept, Staff of NAD Finance Dept. Staff of Nassau Flight Services, Staff of The Royal Bahamas Defence Force, The All Saints Church Family, The Agape F.G.B.Church Family, The Salvation Army Church Family, The Staff of Bahamas National Drug Agency, Father Warren Rolle & Family, The Florida Court Family, The Arthurs Town Community.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Cedar Crest Funeral Home, Robinson Road & First Street on Friday from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00a.m. until service time.
Funeral Service for Levi Reginald Laramore age 70 of Annes Drive Winton Estates, who died at his residence April 5th, will be held on Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Christ The King Anglican Church Ridgeland Park West. Canon Curtis Robinson assisted by Arch-deacon I. Ranfurly Brown, Fr. Bradley Miller, Fr. Atma Budhu, Fr. Rodney Burrows and Fr. Joseph Mycklewhyte will officiate and interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memory are:
Wife: Margaret Olive Laramore
Children: Michael Laramore (Ellen); Sylvia Major (Malcolm); Shawn Laramore; Michelle Pinder; Lisa Pinder; Jackie Taylor (Scott); Natasha Cartwright (Roswell); Tameko Laramore (Raquel); Margo Bosfield (Antoine)
Grandchildren: Michael Jr.; Jermaine; Melissa; Malconique; Melani; Shawn Jr; Ashanti; Devante'; Deangelo; Lakeria; Keron; Eudane; Laron; Shantese; Cheyanne; Rotaj; Triniti; Sereniti, Rashae.
Great Grandchildren: Kiera; Syniah; Keyanna; Kayshawn
Brother : Stafford ( & Doral) Laramore
Sister: Brenetta-Mae Johnson
In-Laws: Mary Laramore, John White (Grace), George Young, Marina (John) Young, Sybilene (Ronald) Taylor, Georgina (Walter "Rim") Curtis, Ronald (Ernestine) Young, Mildred Young.
Uncle in law: Charles (Anita) Mckinney
Nieces : Jo'ann White; Patricia ( & Berkley) Chisolm; Rose ( & Leo) Kirby; Maxcine ( & Brian) Stubbs; Beatrice ( & Nehemiah) Hield; Ruth Poitier; Anita ( & Craig) Knowles; Sherry Laramore (of New York) Marge, June, Wendy ( & Wayne) Rolle; Sharon ( & Leroy) Sturrup; Theresa, Sandra ( & Terrence) Taylor; Lillian ( & James) Smith; Maedon, Indiana ( & Albert) Darville; Charlotte, Linda, and Natalie White; Alicia, Blakely and Brie Young; Sheila and Janice Young; Billi-Charra Taylor; Chia Young and Rhonda Young.
Nephews: Pastor Michael ( & Patrice) Johnson; Richard ( & Odea) Johnson; Julian ( & Antoinette); Joseph and William ; Kendal ( & Kim); Charles ( & Tina); Randy; Rev. Samuel ( & Renee); Roger; David Jr.; John Jr. "Super", Calvin (Carla), Rudolph, Frankie, Louis "Boogie", Desiree, Christopher ; Gerrad (Margo), Glenn, Graham, Theodore, Braven and Lucas ; Marlin Young; Owen (Bekera), Justin, William, Valentino Taylor; Ronald Jr "Ron J", Ramon Young.
Grand Nieces and Nephews: Nadia; Theo; Tenille; Jonathon; Abigail; Catherine; Trenae; Keiliah; Omar; Perez; Anecia; Juliet; Jade; Aisha; Joeliese; Jon-Michael; Jordan; Dion (Kenya); Kelly (Okellen);Prince; Kia (Ory), Rashad, Rashida, Rachel, Beth-Anne, Michael Jr., John-Thomas III, Kent, Chiteria, Lashanda, Phylicia, Felicia, Anesha, Teddy Jr, Da'nai, Phillip Jr, Hilbert, Hildra, Tyrone, Travis, Stephonya, Tinika, Sasha, Indira, Allie, Jhade, Nivea, Rivere Young, Zantae and Savannah Pelletier, Owbeon Taylor.
Cousins: Sandra Sealy, Gwenn Forbes-Kelly, Robert Carter, Larry Thomas, Marion Forbes, Erin Knowles, Van and Cordell Thompson, Gigi Mackey and Family, Nathaniel Dorsett and Family, John and Marlene Dorsett, Cecil Dorsett and Family, Lillian and Glenn McPhee and Family, Lavenia Dorsett and Family, Lekita and Randy Chambers and Family, Luella McDonald and Family, Joyce, Hyacinth, Joan and Family, Joanna Armbrister and Family, Audrey Laramore-Forbes and Family, Jennifer, Derek, Sidney, Robbie Smith and Families, Carolyn, Peaches, Blondell, Sean, Raymond Laramore, Mary Basden, Rose Huyler and Family, Emerald and Lawrence Bethell and Family, Rosemary Capron-Thompson, Pat and Bursil Gibson, Louise Gibson and Family, Gloria Sears, Melvin Seymour, The Forbes family, The Hamilton family, The Capron family, The Outten family, The Thurston family, and The Seymour family. The Fort-Lauderdale Family: George, David "Junior", James, Winston "Pop", Shirley, Evangeline "Vangie", Catherine Laramore, Bridget Ruffing, Geseta Smith, Bernice Laramore, Leslie and Chad Laramore.
God-Children: Walter Curtis; Jeron Pratt; Bradley
Adopted Children: Derek Whymms, Charlie, Andrea, Marie, Edith,
Special Friends and other Relatives: Fr. Joseph Mycklewhyte and family, Elgin (Olive) Rahming, Nathaniel Bosfield and family, Anthony Bosfield and Family, Fr. Rodney Burrows and family, Portia, Desiree, Anthia, and Ralph Williams Jr., Richard and Hazel Harden of Florida, The Parada family of Boston MA, Winifred (Michael) Thompson and family, Andrew McKinney, Janet (Derek) Davis and family, Anthony (Keva) McKinney and family, Edgar & Florence Symonette, Carol (E.R.) Hanna and family, Henry, Gennie and Willamae Dean, Valarie Sands, Ann Thompson, Danny & Ingrid Knowles, Ferlease Knowles and family, Cherry, Andy (Jan), Walter Gibson and families, Petrona Kemp and family, Judith, Rudolph, Willard, Kelsey and Roosevelt (Quella) Williams, Stephanie Rolle and family, Patty McKinney and family, Vianna Pinder and family; Allan Rolle Jr and family, Ozzie Moore and family, Dougal Small and family, Asa Ferguson and family, Anthony Craig and family, Bismark Coakley and family, Lesa Edwards and family, Delano Knowles and family, Euthalee Brown & family, Suzette Dean and family, Archdeacon I Ranfurly Brown and family, Fr, Bradley Miller and family, Fr. Atma Budhu and family, Fr. Andrew Toppin, Fr. Chester Burton and family, Fr. Ormond Wright and family, Bishop Laish Boyd Sr. and family.
Neighbours: Mark Fox and family, The Pratt Family, The Mingos, Anastacia Thompson and family, Georgette Dames and family, Pearline Whylly and family, Simon Miller and family, Jeffrey and Rose Pratt, Sean Edgecombe and family, Derek Knowles and family, Norma Allen & family; Beverly Taylor; The Staff of Moe's Road Building Construction Company, The Eneas Jumper Corner family, The Farm Road Community, Kelcine Johnson and family, Shavon Peet and family and Aisha Sweeting and family,The Temple Christian High School family, , The Custom Computers family, Suntee family, First Caribbean Sandyport family, The Hilton family, Christ the King Anglican Church family, especially The March "Aquamarines" Birthday Club, The Winton Community, The South Eleuthera Community and The Cat Island Community.
Relatives and friends may pay their last respects at THE CHAPEL OF MEMORIES COMMONWEALTH FUNERAL HOME INDEPENDENCE DRIVE on Friday from 11:00-7:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to service time.
Funeral Service for Franklyn Norman Turnquest, age 58 years, of Nassau Village, will be held on Saturday 10th, September 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints, on Calvary Hill Anglican Church, Joan's Heights, South Beach. Officiating will be Rev. Father Colin Saunders assisted by Rev. Father Sebastian Campbell, Rev. Father Berkley Smith and other ministers. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Mercianna Turnquest; one son: Lester Turnquest; two daughters: Delglica, Franklee Turnquest; one daughter-in-law: Portia Turnquest; two grandchildren: Xelvran and Lester Jr.; five brothers: Martin, Ashwood, Sherwin, Sherlock and Sterling Turnquest; six sisters: Alfreda, Frankilee, Rachael, Annie, Rosalee and Andra; seven brothers-in-law: Kenrad Wilchombe Sr., Freddie Nabbie Jr, Ivan, Harold, Prince, Patrick, Leroy and Neville McPhee, Delton Bain Sr. and Frank Stuart; six sisters-in-law: Patty Turnquest, Yvonne Miller, Elizabeth Stubbs, Rita King, Cynthia Bain, Princess Ferguson, Gwendolyn Stuart, Brenda and Dr. Evaneth McPhee and Sellistine; two uncles: Freeman and Willard Cartwright; three aunts: Esther and Rose Cartwright and Faith Hepburn; twenty three nephews: Owen Joe, Marco, Sherron, Kenrad Jr, Sanchos Sr., Max, Kennard, Shashake, Ashwood Jr, Tanario, Austin, Maranio, Jakeim, Delton Jr., Terrance, Kenneth, Philip, Edward, Anthony, Patrick, Alex, Gregory and Dr. Alva Smith; twenty three nieces: Sheyna, Tiffany, Tasheena, Ashnique, Tonia, Destiny, Sabrina, Arinthia, Sandra, Kayla, Karen, Kenva, Kathy, Deborah, Monique, Esthermae, Berilyn, Usheika, Quetelle, Deidre, Erica,Tiffany and Jan; four grand nephews: Sanchos Jr., Kenard Jr, Nicholas, Kellon; Other relatives and friends including: All Saints Anglican Church Family, Management and Staff of Dozier Heavy Equipment Company, Ethlyn Smith and Family, Uricka Smith and Family, Dr. Nicholas Hepburn, Collona Wallace, Rose Barrett, Reverend Dr. Philip McPhee and Family, Maedawn Munroe, Pascal Hepburn and Family, Lynden Hepburn, Kendal Hepburn, Cherise, Marion McPhee and Family, Verna Wilson and Family, Mrs. Johnson and Family, Brenda, Kermit, Birdie, Eloise, Kay, Nora, Paulette, Una, Christine, Mavis, Philip, Patrick, Ellis, Simeon, Stephen, Lagloria, Pamela, Andrew, Noel Jeffrey, Kisyla, Charity, Ovinia, Asnthia, Crachine, Stephanie, Silas, Enoch, Roston, Roosevelt, Tony, Ashwood, Shawn, Andy, Marcia, Philip Brice, Malcolm, David Vernish, Janette Horlston, Richard, Calvin, Charles, Antoinette, Antela, Raymond, Oris, Winifred, Thelma, Ramon, Frederick, Inez, Cornelius, Thomas, Mary, Freeman, Susan, Alice, Dorothy, Timothy, Kenneth Cheryl Deal, Patrick Bowe, The Turnquest, Major, Burrows, Cartwright, Knowles, Smith, Dean and Wells families of Long Island and the community of Jackson Street, Nassau Village and many others too numerous to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers' Funeral Homes & Crematorium,
Ernest and York Streets on Friday September 9th, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday September 10th, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
The Bahamas has won one gold medal, two silver medals, and one bronze medal in the relays at the Olympic Games.
Bahamians all over the world can remember that morning in 2000 when the Golden Girls captured the gold in the 4x100m at the Sydney Olympics, defeating the great USA with Marion Jones in the process. This was the end of a long march to success.
The start of our women
In 1962 at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Kingston, some 50 years ago, the first women's team represented The Bahamas in track an field. The team consisted of Elaine Thompson, Christine Jones, Gail North, and Althea Rolle. The team finished in fifth place and ran 48.7 seconds.
It took 22 years for The Bahamas to compete in the relay in the Olympics when Eldece Clarke, Debbie Greene, Oralee Fowler, and Pauline Davis finished in sixth place at the Los Angeles Games, running 44.18 seconds. No women's relay team ran in the Olympics again until 12 years later, 1996 in Atlanta, where they won the silver medal in 43.14 seconds.
Pauline Davis-Thompson and Eldece Clarke-Lewis both retired after the 2000 Games.
The new women
The Bahamas placed fourth in Athens in 2004 with Timicka Clarke, Chandra Sturrup, Shandria Brown, and Debbie Ferguson in 42.69 seconds. Sturrup, Clarke, and Brown are all descended from Exuma.
The Bahamas has never captured a medal in the men's 4x100m relay. Way back in Mexico City in 1968 The Bahamas seemed to be the team to beat in the men's 4x100m relay.
In the quarter-final the team of Norris Stubbs, Tommy Robinson on the second leg, Bernard Nottage on the third leg, and Kevin Johnson on the final ran a Bahamian record of 39.45 seconds, which would last for 25 years. Robinson pulled up in the semi-final and the hopes and dreams of The Bahamas were dashed.
It took another 28 years for a men's 4x100m relay team to make it to the Games. In Atlanta, a team of Iram Lewis, Rendward Wells, Andrew Tynes, and Joseph Styles made it the semi-finals. Dwight Ferguson ran the second leg in the semi-final and the team was disqualified. Ferguson took off too fast for Rendward Wells, and even though he was not out of the zone he stopped running.
Prior to Sydney, The Bahamas had a camp in Montabaun, France, where the team of Rendward Wells, Sylvannues Hepburn, Iram Lewis, and Dominic Demeritte ran 38.98 seconds for a new Bahamian national record. At the Games in Sydney, Wellington Saunders replaced Iram Lewis and the team placed fourth in the heats in 39.57 seconds. The Bahamas has not fielded a men's 4x100m relay team in the Olympics since.
The Silver Knights
The Bahamas first competed in the men's 4x400m relay in Atlanta where they the team of Carl Oliver, Troy Mcintosh, Dennis Darling, and Timothy Munnings finished seventh in 3:02.71. They had made the final due to the disqualification of Nigeria's team.
In Sydney the team of Avard Moncur, Troy McIntosh, Carl Oliver, and Chris Brown
finished in fourth place in 3:59.23. The USA team was disqualified because of doping infractions and The Bahamas moved up to third place. For whatever reason they have not been presented with their medals yet, although Pauline Davis-Thompson has been presented with her gold medal after Marion Jones was disqualified due to a doping infraction.
In Athens, the team of Nathaniel Mckinney, Aaron Cleare, Andrae Williams, and Chris Brown finished in sixth place in 3:01.88. Dennis Darling was requested to run the starting leg but refused. He was sacked and Cleare brought in. The men got their act together in Beijing when they finished in second place in 2:58.03. On the team were Andrae Williams, Micheal Mathieu, Andretti Bain and Chris Brown. Avard Moncur and Ramon Miller were reserves.
With their gold medal in Edmonton, and silver medals in Helsinki and at the Osaka World Championships, the men got the name the Silver Knights.
Much has happened since Beijing. The Bahamas women's 4x100m relay team of Sheniqua Ferguson, Chandra Sturrup, Christine Amertil and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie won the silver medal in the Berlin World Championships in 42.29 seconds. In Berlin, The Bahamas made history when they entered a women's 4x400m relay team. That team of Sasha Rolle, Shakethia Henfield, Rashan Brown and Katrina Seymour was disqualified.
The men's 4x400m relay was disqualified in Berlin for stepping out of the zone at the beginning of the leg. Last year the team of Avard Moncur, Ramon Miller, Andrae Williams and LaToy Williams missed the final in Daegu. They ran 3:01.54. Neither Chris Brown nor Demetrius Pinder ran in the preliminary round.
The women's team had a misfortune when Nivea Smith ran up on Anthonique Strachan and the baton dropped. Strachan was able to retrieve the baton but the tam was unable to make it to the final.
Preparation for London and Beyond
After the Daegu relay debacle, the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) decided to appoint a relay coordination team for the London Olympics. They were leaving nothing to chance. Appointed as coordinator was Henry Rolle, an assistant coach at Auburn University. His local assistants are Tyrone Burrows, David Charlton and Dianne Woodside. Rolle has appointed Bahamian George Cleare, an assistant coach at the University of Georgia, as his U.S. assistant.
Rolle has reached out to all Bahamian athletes, in The Bahamas and abroad for their involvement in the "relay pool". Teams will have the opportunity to participate in meets prior to the Scotiabank Olympic Trials and after the Trials, prior to the Games. There will be a training camp near to London prior to the Games.
The BAAA will approve all participants of teams prior to the Trials and after the Trials. Rolle and Cleare will have no responsibility for the team once the Games begin. Rolle has several athletes from various countries that he trains. The Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) will provide funding for teams to travel to the competition where they are unable to obtain funding from the meet director.
The final relay pools will be selected by the BAAA after the Scotiabank Olympic Trials. Individuals who never participated on teams prior to the Trials are eligible to be named to the pool for the Games. In every instance, athletes must show fitness. In order for any relay team to make the London Games they need to have a time which is in the top 16 in the world. There is no specific qualifying time needed.
At the moment, based upon top times from 2011, The Bahamas has the 12th top time in the men's 4x400m relay of 3:01.33. The national record is 2:57.32 done by Nathaniel Mckinney, Avard Moncur, Andrae Williams, and Chris Brown in Helsinki. The women's 4x100m has the 14th best time in the world of 43.62 seconds done in Freeport at the BTC Jr. & Sr. National Track and Field Championships last June. The team consisted of V'Alonee Robinson, Nivea Smith, Sheniqua Ferguson and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie. The national record is 41.92 seconds done in Seville in 1999.
The men's 4x100m sit in 27th place with a time of 39.29 seconds done in Puerto Rico last July. On that team were Adrian Griffith, Rodney Greene, Demetrius Pinder and Michael Mathieu. The women's senior 4x400m relay team did not participate last year. The national record in that event is 3:29.53 done by Christine Amertil, Sasha Rolle, Shakethia Henfield and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie at the Penn Relays in 2009.
The first outing for our teams will be this weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. The squads confirmed and approved by the BAAA for Philadelphia are: Women's 4x100m - Chandra Sturrup, Anthonique Strachan, Sheniqua Ferguson, Nivea Smith, Tynia Gaither and V'Alonee Robinson; men's 4x100m - Derrick Atkins, Jamial Rolle, Warren Fraser, Jonathan Farquharson, Michael Mathieu and Demetrius Pinder; men's 4x400m - Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu, Ramon Miller and Avard Moncur. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie was not available for this meet.
There are several athletes who will be included in the pool once their college duties are completed. The Penn Relays features the USA vs. the World in these relays. The Bahamas' 4x400m relay teams have done well in their outings over the years. Several other meets are already scheduled. The men's 4x100m relay will participate in Ponce, Puerto Rico on May 12. The men's 4x400m is scheduled to participate in the Golden Gala in Rome on May 31.
Possible Scheduling Conflicts
As both the Daegu World Championships and Istanbul World Indoor Championships had challenges with availability of athletes we have looked at the schedule for the Olympic Games and note that there should be only one conflict with the team. If Michael Mathieu decides to participate in the 200m, which he did in Daegu, the semi-final of the 4x400m relay will be held the morning of the final of the 200m.
For those men participating in the individual 400m, and Brown, Pinder, and Miller have already qualified, the heats will be held on August 4, semi-finals on August 5, and final on August 6, a full three days before the semi-finals of the 4x400m. For our women participating in the 4x100m relay, the heats of the 100m will be contested on August 3, and the semi-finals and final on August 4.
The heats of the 200m are scheduled for August 6, the semi-final for August 7, and the final on August 8. The semi-final of the 4x100m relay is scheduled for August 9. There should therefore be no conflicts other than Michael Mathieu in the 200m and 4x400m relay.
Just how the women's 4x400m will fit in will be seen. The plans for the preparation of The Bahamas' relay teams for the London Olympics are solid. It provides numerous athletes the opportunity to compete as a member of a team before the Scotiabank Olympic Trials on June 22 and 23. Selection to the team will be made after the Trials.
At that point the names are recommended to the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) which makes the final decision. Bahamians can look forward to solid relay teams in London this summer. There is definitely hope for The Bahamas relays in London. As Scotiabank says, Let's 'Discover What's Possible.'
By next week, five new young ladies will acquire beauty queen status as the Miss Bahamas Galaxy pageant stages its third competition this weekend.
On Sunday, April 22, Miss Bahamas Galaxy, Miss Teen Bahamas Galaxy and a new addition to the competition will see three Little Misses crowned at the Rainforest Theatre at the Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino. Curtains go up on the competition at 7:30 p.m.
Unlike other beauty pageants, organizers say this pageant has a greater focus on inner beauty and community mindedness.
"This year's pageant will be dynamic," said pageant assistant director, D'Vanya Hinsey. "We have a lot that will be going on and a few changes that will impress spectators. This year the competition is different because so far we've only crowned a Miss Bahamas Galaxy and a Miss Teen Bahamas Galaxy. But this time around we are introducing three junior categories that will make the competition a lot more interesting."
Vying for the Little Miss title in the six to eight age group will be Dejanique Pratt, Carlisa Forbes, Adrielle Miller, Brinika Burrows, Deija Albury and Oryse' Darville.
The pre-teen contestants between nine and 11 years old are Halle Bowe and Ivrinique Johnson.
The Junior Miss category for the 12 to 14-year-old contestants includes Alexis Hamilton and Kendicia Clarke.
The 15 to 18-year-olds going after the teen crown are Genecia Russell, Jadesha Culmer, Keiandrea Fowler and Zanardee Fernander.
Vying for the senior category, including contestants 19 to 27 years old, are Brithney Thurston, Melody Sweeting, Samantha McCartney and Shante Knowles.
Hinsey said the pageant celebrates diversity and support of feminine inner strength and encouraging self-love, from the youngest to the most senior contestant. It also focuses on community service and building young ladies.
"It's not all about the crown and sash but instead about understanding the importance of giving back," she said. As a result, the contestants are encouraged to pick a platform that they are passionate about. "Our pageant isn't about being the most beautiful and superficial. It's about personality and having a community spirit. This is why community service and civic-mindedness is an important part of being a contestant in this competition. This does not mean we don't do other things pageants do like evening gowns and fashion wear, but we ensure that the girls know they will live up to their promises."
Mrs. Galaxy International, Kellie Lightbourn along with Karel Pinder, Miss Bahamas Earth will host the pageant.
Winners will compete in the Miss Galaxy International Pageant on Saturday, July 28 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Miss Bahamas Galaxy is a subsidiary of Galaxy Pageants International which was founded in 1988 by Maria Torres. It was introduced to The Bahamas in 2009.
When: Sunday, April 22
Where: Rainforest Theatre, Crystal Palace
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: General $35, VIP $50, Balcony $25, Children (12 and under) $10
Funeral service for Eunice Lorraine Anderson, age 59 years, of Petrea Street, Eastwood Subdivision will be held on Saturday May 19th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., at New Lively Hope Baptist Church, Jerome Avenue and Chesapeake Road. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. A. Shelton Higgs, Rev. Hilbert Flowers, Rev. James Pennerman, Minister Julian V. Anderson and Minister Paula Moncur. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Solider Road.
Left to cherish her fondest memories are her daughter: Ashley Lorell Sweeting; one sister: Marjorie Anderson of Miami Florida; one brother: Claudius Anderson of Chicago Illinois; one sister-in-law: Patricia Anderson, nieces and nephews: Sandra, Terrence and Julian Anderson, Michelle and Freddie Robinson, Todd Anderson, Carla and Jason Hollis, Amber and Anishka Anderson, Patrice, Sherryann, Shantell, Charlene, Gwennie and Shenique Anderson, Silrita and Timothy Knowles, Claudette Anderson and Catherine Webb; grand nieces and nephews including: Khalin, Julian, Calvin and Julianne Anderson, Kasha, Alicia (Donnie) and Fred (JR) Robinson, Erica and Thomas Irvine, Rodney Williams, Percival (PJ) Curry, Deann Anderson and Christian Burrows; great grand nieces and nephews; other family members: Olive Vernett, Antoinette Curtis and family, Carolyn Sands, Myrtle Dean, Lucy Sands, Laverne Marche, the Andersons, Thompsons, Gibson, Sands and Delancy descendants of Deep Creek, Eleuthera, the Penn family, Ball's Alley family, Miriam Finley and Sheniqua Saunders, Leonie and Mavalo Duncanson, Vernell and Marsha Fawkes and family and The Pratt family; Special Friends and Neighbours: Tyrone Sweeting and children, Rose Thompson and family, Lillian Smith and family, Helen Rolle and family, Shirley Knowles and Wilfred Dorsett, Idamae Williams and family, Mary Clarke and Louise Ritchie, Vera Bain, Sonia Knowles and Veronica Jones, Mr. Harry and Audrey Knowles and children, The neighbours of Petrea Street and Angel Road, Eastwood Subdivision, Judy Knowles and Sharon (Sherry) Williams and family, Carolyn Seymour and Family, Jane Davis and family, Jackie Brice and family, Steve and Charlene Simmons, Steven and Magdalene Wilson and family, Lynette Minnis and Glynnis Rolle, Dulcie Armbrister and family, Clara (Mama) Dean, Valarie Dean and Dorothy Smith, Geraldine Higgs, Deborah Hall, Roscoe Sturrup, Persis Mackey, Dorothy Kemp, Randy and Christa Thurston and family; god children: Anndra Alday, Alvardo Deaveaux, Eugene (Ghandi) Clarke, Brunee Dorsett and Aldreco Rolle, Friends from Miami Florida: Margaret Brown, Janet Brown and family; Former colleagues of Batelco Poinciana and Camperdown Offices, Colleagues from the Telephone Department of Princess Margaret Hospital: Marina Laing -Supervisor, Grace Stubbs, Christine Toote, Eva Roker, Sandy Bethel, Deondra Butler, Keisha Pinder, Tabitha Josey, Nadia Saunders, other staff members of Princess Margaret Hospital, Nurses and Doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital: Dr. Eugene Gray, Dr. Akeem Minnis, Dr. Magnus, Dr. Munroe, Dr. Colette Thompson, Dr. Farquharson, Dr. Ricky Davis, Nurses of the Eye ward, Sister Pinder and Sister Butler; Church Family: Rev. Dr. A. Shelton and Lady Ingrid Higgs, Rev Hilbert and Victoria Flowers, Rev. James and Margaret Pennerman along with Ministers and the officers and members of New Lively Hope Baptist Church.
Friends may pay their last respects at Butlers' Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Ernest and York Streets on Friday May 18th, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at the church on Saturday May 19th, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Rashan Williams had big dreams. She wanted to teach. She dreamt about getting married, and starting a family. She also wanted to make a difference in her community. But the one thing she never dreamed of was a life riddled with pain.
Seven years ago, at age 16, Williams was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's antibodies cannot differentiate between good cells and foreign threats and therefore attack healthy cells within the body.
The most affected parts of the body include the brain, kidneys, joints and skin. But the most defining mark in Lupus is usually the butterfly rash that spreads across the patient's nose.
It started out with unexplained joint pain. The teenager simply assumed she was worn out from schoolwork and just needed to rest.
"I was in grade 10 when the pain began. It was near the end of the school year and since I was a very studious and active student I felt maybe I was pushing myself too much and my body was just telling me that I needed to rest," said a now 24-year-old Williams. "Summer came and I felt better. No pain or problems at all. It was only when school started again that the pain returned. But instead of going away as I went about my day, it got worse over time. At first I was just waking up with an ache in my joints but as the months went by it started to stay with me throughout the day and then even through the night."
The intensity of it made her realize that it was something more than just fatigue. And the pain spread to her shoulders, neck, fingers and feet. It was so painful at times she could barely button her blouses -- and fixing her hair was nearly impossible. As the year ended and the pain got worse despite constantly popping pain killers, her family began to get worried that something was really wrong with her.
Her initial visits to clinics and physicians saw little results. At one point she was told she had rheumatoid arthritis or even growing pains. And although she hoped what was happening to her was as simple as that, Williams knew that the amount of pain she was in could indicate that it was something more.
"I didn't know what to do for a long time. The pain was so intense and pain killers only made it worse. They would help the pain to subside but when they wore off, the pain came back 10-fold. It was excruciating."
She and her mom, Elaine Burrows, sought medical assistance in the United States. During the visit her blood pressure soared, and she was admitted into hospital where she underwent a series of blood tests. In February 2004 she was officially diagnosed with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Williams initially was given steroids to treat her lupus. Once stable she was sent home. A few weeks after her return, her ankles started to swell and she started gaining weight. Medical officials told her that her kidneys had begun to fail. She was given a chemotherapy drug to reverse the kidney failure, but that failed. She began dialysis treatment. But rather than deal with the double dose of facing the daily struggles with lupus and kidney failure, Williams opted out of traditional dialysis treatment (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis), which would mean she would have to be hooked up to a machine for three hours, four times a week. Instead she chose Peritoneal dialysis, a treatment she can perform herself three to four times a day with little hassle.
"I like that the dialysis treatment I use isn't disruptive to my life as much as the regular dialysis treatment would be. It's 100 percent better to me and it was easy to deal with when I was working. I just attach my bag of Peritoneal fluid to my stomach and the fluid goes in. After about 15 minutes the fluid comes back out with toxins and other bad chemicals from my body that diffused into the liquid. I do this four times a day. Once in the morning, another time at work when I was working and twice in the evening. I can do this without missing a beat in my life. So although the pain of lupus and my kidney failure are a permanent part of my life they don't have to slow me down."
Williams said the two conditions can be challenging but she tries to not to let it get the best of her. And she is now looking to pursue studies in primary education. And she has a more positive outlook on life in comparison to when she had to adjust to her disease and was depressed all the time.
"The hardest part about having lupus for me was that at the very beginning, it was a very stressful thing to deal with... My mother had three other younger children to deal with, so she had to manage time between me and my healthcare and my smaller siblings. But everything went well because I had support on every front - family, friends and church. Even at school everyone even pitched in, but even though everyone was so good, I couldn't help but be angry when I wasn't able to do things."
Surprisingly for the teenaged Williams, her inspiration to fight and not let lupus get the best of her, came from someone younger (a 13-year-old who also suffered with lupus) and not someone who was older and wiser.
The girl died within six months of her diagnosis. It terrified the then 18-year-old Williams to watch the teenager deteriorate to the point where she could not even speak or move.
"I watched her die and I thought to myself that it could've just as easily have been me. I knew from then that my life had a purpose and I wanted to be an inspiration," she said. "Me having lupus wasn't about me I realized. I knew from then on I had to keep on doing the best I could and inspire others. I can't give up and neither should anyone else."
Even though she's a seven-year-survivor, Williams knows she's not out of the woods, but she is glad that everything is going well and she is feeling better daily. She is not plagued with pain as much anymore. She sometimes can even forget she has lupus until she overworks herself. (When she does that her body gets extremely tired and she can suffer a flare up like joint pain, joint swelling and fatigue).
Who it affects
The illness occurs more commonly in females than in males with a ratio of 11 females to one male, according to Dr. Patrick Whitfield who works out of the Oxford Medical Center. He said the disease affects women in their childbearing years normally in their 20s and 30s. In the United States, statistics show 52 cases per 100,000 are diagnosed with lupus. With this in mind the physician says if the Bahamian population follows a similar trend it is likely that with a population of about 400,000 that over 200 people are diagnosed with the illness.
Like many chronic diseases, lupus sometimes takes a while to be recognized and properly treated according to Dr. Whitfield. He said this is because the symptoms can be mistaken for other illnesses and as a result sometimes people underestimate their problem. He said the constitutional symptoms of lupus include fatigue, fever, joint pain, weight changes, muscular and skeletal pain (joints of the hands, wrists), skin changes, photo sensitivity and hair loss.
"Even though you may have these symptoms, they may very well not be lupus, which is why to be sure you have to get a doctor's diagnosis," he said.
Dr. Whitfield said that although Lupus can seem depressing and is very painful, the mortality rate for this disease is relatively low. There is an 80 percent chance that patients will make it to at least 15 years after diagnosis. Also with regular care and treatment, mortality is also greatly reduced. However, there is a 50 percent chance that people with lupus will suffer from kidney disease, which is difficult and if it leads to kidney failure it can decrease their life expectancy. He also said that reports show that about a third of all lupus patients in the U.S. died below the age of 45, but even so chances were still good for people with the disease to live a relatively normal life if they are on the right medication and are vigilant about their health.
If lupus is left unmanaged people run the risk of developing symptoms that affect the kidneys and lead to failure with each new relapse, said the medical practitioner. Neuro-psychiatric features like seizures, psychosis with hallucination, delirium and meningitis can also occur. Sometimes antibodies can attack the spine so patients can develop a weakness in their lower body making it difficult to walk. Strokes can also happen as well as a cognitive disorder similar to Alzheimer's. Untreated patients or those who are lax in their follow-ups, even with a relapse can eventually get lung and heart diseases like pleurisy or pericarditis respectively which are illness where the linings of the organs are inflamed.
Dr. Whitfield said early treatment can decrease the damage that the disease can cause and allow a person diagnosed with lupus to live a normal life. He said it's a disease that should be taken seriously.
Lupus Awareness Month
On Sunday, May 20, the local lupus support group will also host a Purple Hat Tea Party Affair at St. Matthew's Anglican Parish Hall to raise funds for research.
Lupus Bahamas 242 was officially launched last month with the goal of increasing information and providing for people living with lupus in The Bahamas.
Despite it all, when it comes to dealing with lupus and other chronic illnesses, Williams' advice to young people is not to give up.
"You may be dealing with something that is unfamiliar to you. It's hard no matter how you look at it, but with the right management, proper healthcare, positive attitude and the will to live, you can lead a normal life whether you have lupus or any other chronic disease. And family and friends need to support, encourage and know that any small gesture or words mean a lot. Don't withhold them. They can help the person to see that they can lead a long life and be positive in their outlook. Stay strong. It's not a life sentence. You can make it. You don't have to lay there and die. Encourage yourself and take it one day at a time. With God's help life can still be beautiful."
o For more information on the group and for information on upcoming events, visit the Lupus Bahamas 242 page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lupus-Bahamas-242-Information-Support/161404860604123 or email email@example.com.
Memorial Service for the Late Deaconess Retella Mary Petty-Davis, 67 years of Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, will be held on Friday April 20th, 7:30 p.m. at National Church of God, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera. Rev'd. Audley Hepburn will officiate.
Funeral Service for the Late Deaconess Retella Mary Petty-Davis, 67 years of Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera will e held on Saturday April 21st, 10:00 a.m. at the Worker's House Hall, Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera. Bishop Clifford N. Petty, assisted by Bishop Lipton McKenzie, Bishop Sylvanus Petty and Rev'd. Lockwood Deleveaux will officiate. Interment will follow in the Governor's Harbour Public Cemetery.
She is survived by her Husband: Gerald Davis; 7 Daughters: Janet Burrows, Dale Hepburn, Dorothy Davis, Pattie Davis (Hepburn), Carol, Kathy And Leah Davis; 1 Son: Jerome Davis; 2 Sisters: Emily Russell, Lisa Similien; 7 Brothers: Bishops Clifford And Sylvanus Petty, Prince, Franklyn, Brent, Anthony And Leo Petty; 27 Grandchildren: Jennifer, Fiona, Jonathan, Phillip Jr. Dehlya, Esterlitha, Shaniqua, Vashti, Whitney, Cyril, Justin, Lashanda, Curby, Kendrick, Phylicia, Daniel, Jeremy, Kenneth, Michesia, Daraldo, Dana, Aaroniqua, Dorothy, Jerome Jr, Kayden, William(Josiah) And Kylin; 10 Great-Grand Children: McCale, Marissa, Cameron, Shameko, Rashad, Anton, Ranaria, Shandira, Salaya And Shakara; 2 Sons-In-Law: Phillip Hepburn Sr. and David Burrows; 3 Brothers-In-Law: Eric Russell, George Petty Sr., And Sydney Similien; 8 Sisters-In-Law: Evangelist Velma Petty, Dolly, Lillian, Antionette, Beulah, Vernell, Patsy Petty And Caroline Bethel.; 4 Adopted Sons: Don Wood, Kirklyn Pinder, Charles Jones, and Prophet Randolph Barr; 33 Nieces and Their Husbands, 19 Nephews And Their Wives, 45 Grand Nieces, 37 Grand Nephews, 4 Great Grand Nieces, 2 Great Grand Nephews and other Step Children Too Numerous To Mention. Special Friends: Lillian Demeritte, Min. Eddie Belle Curry, Maize Pinder, Inez Cooper, Tessie Stubbs, Dr Smith, Astrid Fernander, Agnes Bethel, Austin Knowles Jr., Debra Bethel, Joyce Colebrooke, Sharon Homer, Calae Burrows, Andrea Butler, Irene Griffin, Juliette Lewis, Michelle Johnson, Thomasina, Scott, Kim, Charmaine, And Melanie (PMH), Joanna Coakley, Trudy, And Norma(Doctor's Hospital). Other Relatives And Friends: National Church Of God Families (Nassau, Bahamas And United States), Apostle Leon Wallace And Voice Of Deliverance Family (Nassau), Linda Haschker, Ruthmae Burrows And Family, Marion Neal Of Miami Florida, Albon Johnson And Family. Mary Fernander And Family, Governor's Harbour Men's Fellowship, The Petty, Davis, Johnson, Gardiner, Bacchus, Gierzewski, Pinder, Bethel, Prescod And Griffin Families Of Governor's Harbour. The Culmer and Cooper Families Of Savannah Sound Eleuthera, The Pinder, Bethel, Scavella, And McCardy Families (Hatchet Bay). The Barr Family (Nassau), Mr. Damien Gomez And Family, Rev. William Hepburn And Rev. Raymond Hepburn And Families (Nassau). William And Constance Rahming, Dellerese Nottage, Andrea Adderley And Lotricia Ferguson. Nursing Staff Of The Levy Medical Clinic, Doctors And Staff Of The Bahamas Health And Healing Centre, Doctors And Staff Of Doctor's And Princess Margaret Hospitals Especially Nurse Butler, Nurse Akebon, Nurse McCoy And Nurse Johnson (Female Medical 1).
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, Nassau Street on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday at National Church of God, Governor's Harbour from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on Saturday at the Workers House Hall from 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Funeral Service for the Late St. Clair Augustus Burrows, 68 Years of Garden Hills #1, and Formerly of Deadman's Cay, Long Island will be held on Sunday April 22nd, 2:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road. Rev. Fr. Neil G. Nairn assisted by Canon Warren Rolle will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Nassau Street.
Wife: Esther Burrows; Children: Sherry Burrows & William Burrows; Sisters: Delores Turnquest, Annette Cartwright; Daughter-In-Law: Sharon Burrows; Sister-In-Law: Hope Cartwright; Brothers-In-law: Ralph George Cartwright, Derek Cartwright, Carlon, Leslie and Craig Cartwright. Grand Children: Michael Burrows, Willeisha & Lynnaire Burrows; Nieces and Nephews including: Patricia Mitchell, Randolph Scott, John Scott Jr., Barbara Scott, Geoffrey & Dexter Thompson, Vernal & Whitmore Burrows, Rosalie Higgs, Christina Whitely, Barbara Adderley, David Cartwright Jr.; Grand Nieces & Nephews including: Kimberley Archer, Chandra Ferguson, Paulette Higgs, Eric, Jade & Erica Whitely, Christlyn & Kaitlin Adderley, Keith II & Ynise Hanna, Jonathan Rigby, Monique Mitchell & Kenrick Albury. Other relatives and friends Including: Father Neil G. Nairn, Father I. Ranfurly Brown and The entire Membership of the St. Agnes Parish especially The Anglican Church Men, Kenneth Culmer, Charles Miller, Chris Wright, Preston Ferguson Sr., Beauregard Kelly & Patrick Johnson; Brensil Rolle and the FNM Executive Committee and Campaign Workers of the Garden Hills Constituency; The Staff of Asa H. Pritchard especially Scharlene Bucci, Jeff Strachan, James Poitier, Andrew Scavella and Trevor Hunter; Pastor Leonard Johnson & Sis. Denise Johnson; Pastor Paul Scavella & the Members of the Centreville Seventh-day Adventist Church; The Centreville Pathfinder & Adventurer Clubs; The Management & Staff of H.G. Christie Ltd.; The Management & Staff of Bahamas Wholesale Agency; Alice Martinborough & Family; Matthew & Yvonne Johnson & Family; Betty Bain & Family, Estella Farrington & Family; Reverley Saunders & Donella Mackey; Elaine Arnett & Family, Jason Cartwright & Family; Claretta Duncombe & Family; Philip Taylor & Family; Mildred & Patrick Sands, Doctor Adderley & The Nurses of Male Surgical II, Dr. Quinton Richmond; Ruth Dabouze & Family; Priscilla McIntosh, Romeo & Edris Cartwright; Robert & Virgil Briggs & Family; Florie Cartwright & Family; Sam & Shawn Moree; Marilyn Dean & Family; Delilah Tai & Family; Rita Bowe & Family; Richa Sands & Family and numerous others.
Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel Brothers Morticians, Nassau Street on Saturday from 10::00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
For an investor, technology companies can be a scary place.
With memories of the dot.com crash still fresh in some people's minds, investors are rightfully cautious. But last week, Apple surpassed Exxon as the world's most valuable company, worth $337.2 billion now compared to the oil-giant's meager $330.8 billion.
It was truly a sign of the times, said Kevin Burrows, the Senior Vice President of CFAL.
"It's important to highlight that when you think of technology companies today, they aren't the same highly leveraged and volatile industries they were back in 2000, during the Internet bubble," he said.
"These companies are fairly mature now and have very strong balance sheets."
But if you're seeking an investment in technology, Borrows said Apple isn't the only company in the electronic universe.
On Monday, Google sent stocks of Wall Street flying when they acquired Motorola Mobility for a whopping $12.5 billion - in cash.
The acquisition sent Motorola's stock price surging more than 60 percent.
Analysts said the move was the first step by Google to build a position in the mobile world so they can distribute their products and services through phones and tablets.
If this proves accurate, the acquisition could mean huge strides for Google.
At press time, Google was trading at $533.14 per share.
"This is really the first time they are buying a manufacturing type of company," Burrows added. "Google is clearly diversifying. I think this purchase made people realize that Google is not content to let its growth rate slowly decline like that of Microsoft. That sometimes happens when you have a monopolistic situation. It's good to see that Google, as big as they are, can still focus on earnings and revenue growth."
In fact, Burrows said he wouldn't be surprised if eventually Google surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable company.
In some respects, technology companies are a good buy when it comes to investment, he said. They can be less risky than your industrial company that may be dependent on economic growth, or the lack thereof.
However, can these companies be too much of a good thing?
"I think that something investors are trying to get their heads around is how do you evaluate a company like Google or Facebook. At times, these juggernauts appear to be invincible."
He points out that no business model is iron clad.
However, in his mind, what differentiates Google from Facebook, for example, is Google's willingness to diversify its holdings.
"I tend to question the valuation of something like Facebook and social media," Burrows said. "I wouldn't put them [in the] same value for the long term. "
Funeral service for George Anthony "John" Rolle, 55 years, a resident of Dunmore Street, who died on 31st March, 2012, will be held at Temple Baptist Church, Farrington Road, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Wood. Interment follows in Old Trail Cemetery, Old Trail Road.Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Patricia Hinsey-Rolle; stepdaughter: Krista Hinsey; siblings & spouses: Patsy & Bertram Dorsett, Virginia & Lloyd Jones; Florence & Rueben Thompson, Kenneth Rolle, Rachel Rolle-Rodney (Miami), Daynette Rolle (Miami), Jeffrey & Anthony Rolle (Miami), Carolyn Harris (Miami), William Jr., Charles & Glenroy Rolle; sisters & brothers-in-law: Diane Rolle, Brenda Hinsey, Lorna Anderson, Rochelle Ferguson, Alvin & Rosen Green, Flora, Clarence, Joseph & ASP Kemmie Hinsey; aunts: Merle Neymour, Rosina Flowers & Mearil Hinsey; uncles: Rev. Alonzo Hinsey & Frank Hinsey; cousins: Rose, Merle, Lillian, Denise, Philip, Theophilis & Alvin Flowers, Mearil & Evelyn, Avinique, Elshadre, Elsworth Robins Jr.; nieces & spouses: Daphne Woods, Terricita Duvalier, Veronica Brooks, Tracey & Hugh Gray, Chandel & Brent Johnson, Raquel & Wayde Sands, Lloydrina & Errol Burrows, Cherise & Dr. Terrence Wilkinson, Michelle Rolle, Jennifer, Quanette, Nellen, Travette, Keyvanna & Faith of Miami, Sanovia & William Rolle (Miami); nephews & spouses: Michael Dorsett, Bertram & Mornica Dorsett; Andrew & Deborah Dorsett, Marvin & Shannel Dorsett, Paul Jones, Lloyd & Karen Jones, Christopher & Antonio Rolle (Miami); other family & friends including: Pastor Geoffrey Wood, Kevin Knowles, Derick Neymour, Dr. Kelafo Collie, Vandera & George Carey, Javon & Joeranda Braynen, Jason & Hughie Gray, Ranika Douglas, Anthony Morley, George Pratt, Omar Brooks, Tario & Shantavia, Jamal & Kera Brown, Toya Brown, Raquel & Carlisa Duvalier, Michael Knowles, Rachel Brooks, Stacy Simmons, Nadia & Lyle Chase, Deante Jones, Rosey (Windsor Lane), Barbara Bowe & family, Elaine Hinsey & family, Vincent Styles & family, Becka Rolle & family, Kendal "Rabit" & family, Effiemae Sutterland & family, Junior, Josephine (Brougham Street), Dunmore, Peter Street & Hospital Lane family, Bain Town family, Ministry of Education staff, Stephen Dillet Primary School, C.C. Sweeting High School & Government High School family.Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 12:00 noon until service time.
NASSAU, Bahamas - Fashion designers won't be the only ones in the
spotlight at the much anticipated
Islands of the World Fashion Showcase
May 11th and 12th.
Four artisans from very different design fields have accepted the
challenge of taking materials they would traditionally use to build and
accessorize homes, offices and other buildings and make them fit on a
new kind of canvas - the human body.
Val Pintard, Apryl Burrows and the team of Reuno Pratt and Elizabeth
Clarke are the first official class of the newly created category of
L. Burnside Fashion and Design Presentation. The
division highlights one...
Funeral service for Linda Glendina Burrows-Newbold, 43 yrs., a resident of Joan's Height, South Beach & formerly of Fritz Lane, who died on 3rd May, 2012, will be held at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Hay Street West, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. George Kelly, assisted by Rev. Gregory Major & Rev. Shirley Evans. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
Her fond memories will forever be in the hearts of her:
Husband: Kermit Newbold
Daughters: Glendina and Kimberly Newbold
6 Sisters: Alice Chipman-Dames, Louise Smith, Naomi Chipman, Ruth Chipman-Brown, Maria Woods and Ismae Cadiz
3 Brothers: ASP Kingsley Burrows Sr., of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Rudolph "Billy" Burrows and Donald Burrows
Mother-In-Law: Raphelitta Bowles
Sisters-In-Law: Sandra Bowles, Coreane Bowles-Newbold, Michelle Burrows, Alanna Burrows, Patricia Bowles-Darville, Dorothy Bowles, Yvette Dorsetta and Geneva Newbold
Brothers-In-Law: Henry Dames Sr., Wayne Darville, Reubin Cadiz Sr., and Raymond Newbold
Aunt: Florence Thompson
Grand Uncle: Abraham Rolle
Uncles-In-Law: Loxlly and Charles Thompson
Nieces: Sophia Dames, Kendera Delaney, Zanadete Cadiz, Shiann Burrows, Lakeisha Burrows, Megan Darville, Jessica-Nicole Darville, Lashanta Knowles, Alexis Hepburn, Sharine Weir, Chante Burrows, Veronica Bonimy, Kia Bonimy, Ormanique Nottage, Randira Lewis, Alexandra Newbold, Angie Dames, Chantel Dames, Shafena Brown and Terisa Burrows, Nasha Newbold
Nephews: Ryan Dames Sr., Henry Dames Jr., Cpl. 2489 Montgomery Brown Jr., Angelo Dean, D/C 2768 Donald Adderley, PC 2991 Concencion Burrows Sr., Shaquille Newbold, Randy Lewis, Mario Thompson, Kingsley Burrows Jr., Dion Burrows Carlton "CJ" Rolle, Montgomery Wayne Daeville, Anthony, Osborn Newbold and Joey Newbold
Grand Nieces: Annalisa King, Jayla Knowles, Breanna Nottage, Regime Dames, Devona Dean, Ryanne and Raven Dames, Talleanna Brown, Keann Dean, Chrissy, Nelly and Alliah Dean, Jameisha and Henrietta Feaster, Johntashia and Tasharra Dames, Judeah Rolle, Chasity Adderley, Deidre Thompson, Kiara Newbold
Grand Nephews: Kerlin "Ching" King II, Anthony Dames, Kevin Butler Jr., Onnasis Johnson, Haillee Williams, Jamaal and Miquel Feaster, Leonardo and Samuel Brown, Ryan Dames Jr., John Dames Jr., Concencion Burrows Jr.,
Great Grand Niece: Keiara King
Great Grand Nephew: Kerlin King III
Cousins: Vincent King & Family, Dareth Russell & Family, Deleno Williams, Maurice Conliffe & Family, Kerlin "Cobra" King Sr., & Family, Emmanuel & Emily Osadebay & Family, Clement King & Family, Denise Deveaux-Bain, Sherman Rolle, Leonardo Rolle, Anthony Dawkins, Harrison Deveaux, Freeland Deveaux, Ingrid King & Family, Eleanor King & Family, Jackie Micklewhite & Family, Courtney, Keith, Don, Kennedy Thompson, Gladys Dawkins & Family, Fanny, James, Leroy & Henry Rolle, Anthoney Miller, Jeaery Thompson, Marilyn Thompson, Donnamae, Perline and Emily Rolle, Kathleen Green, Tetrese Hendfield, Loretta, Stenqet Hendfield, Louise Peterson of Belle Glade Florida, Devon, Deangelo, Rashad, Dendre, Natasha Deveaux, Margo, Sharon, Bernard, Nicole, Lakeisha, Charmine, Randy, Nicole, Emmanuel and Anastasia Deveaux,
Other Family & Friends Include: Allando "Lance" Johnson, Rolling Lamor & Family, Rev. Julian Johnson & Family, Ava Johnson and Family, Derick Coby & Family, Shervin and Family, Jason "T. Jackson" Mckenzie, Ms. Dean & Family, Mrs. Albury & Family, Mildred Pratt & Family, Ruby Rolle & Family, Papa Ket and Family, Jackie and Family, Geneva Dorsetta & Family, Phillip & Baren Coby, Linda Brown & Family, Munroes & Family, George Basetin & Family, Agatha Pratt & Family, Indy and Family, Reynaldo Baillou, Mario Anderson, Ms. Faye, Alma Molly, Louise, Shonel Rodgers, Hepburn, Deon Nabbie, Smalls, Shelton Curtis, Dwight Rolle & Family, Dwayne Fisher, Rose Forbes & Family, Andrew "Ricky" Davis, Sis. Ann Taylor & Family, Rev. Gregory Major & Family, Cynthia Bastian & Family, Dexter Sands & Family, Sybil Butler & Family, Loretta & Henry Cartwright & Family, ASP Andrews & Family, Sgt. 973 Theodore Forbes & Family, Sgt. 185 Moss & Family, Sgt. 65 Demeritte & Family, Sgt. 843 Dean & Family, Sgt. 2101 Seifert, Hemrick Rolle & Family, Hetty Goodman & Family, Rosalie Neymour & Family, Troy Marshall, Garvin Butler, Demetruis Mckenzie & Family, Marcia Henricks, Rocky & Diane Fernander, Sanchez Brooks & Family, Dennis Albury & Family, Dennis Saunders, Wissy, Joanne Brown & Family, Paul Gray & Family, Serethea Clark & Family, Edric Clark & Family, Montgomery Brown Sr. & Family, Stevie Johnson & Family, Jeffrey & Sharon Rahming, Kenny Saunders & Family, Lawrence, Gomez, Shandia Ramsey & Family, Mark Bastian & Family, Stafford Turnquest & Family, Kenneth Hutchinson & Family, Tony Symonette & Family, Opral, Ms. Marina, Lloyd "Smokey" Smith, Dorsett Smith, Patches, Tura Cooper, Metropolitan Baptist Church Family, Pastor Robert McKinney and Worldwide Church of God Family, Dr. Lloyd, Dr. Bowleg, Doctors & Nurses of the P.M.H. Female Medical 1 and the P.M.H. Dialysis Center, South Beach Family, The Fritz Lane Family and The Golden Fire Crew-Valley Boys.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10-6:00 p.m. on Friday & on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.
Bernard Patrick Burrows
Don't grieve for me now I'm free, I am following the path God laid for me,I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all,
I could not stay another day to laugh, to love , to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
If my parting has left a void, fill it with remembered joy,
A friendship shared, a laugh, my life's been full I savoured much,
Good friends, good times a loved one's touch,
Perhaps my times here seemed all too brief, don't lengthen it now with undue grief,
Light up your hearts and share with me, God wants me now, he set me free
On September 8th a lovely baby boy was born to the late Sybil and Leorard Burrows . He was given the name Bernard Patrick Burrows. He began his formal education at Sandiland Primary School and later went on to L.W.Young Junior & Senior high School.
After leaving high School he picked up the trade as a Carpenter at Treco Construction Company. Later he went to work as a mate on a boat for Ted Knowles, where he developed his love for the sea. At that time he knew that was his calling, so he went back to Scholl to obtain his Captain's license. He worked as a mate for many years before becoming a boat Captain. After a number of years Bernard purchased his own boat were he became a successful fishing boat Charter operator until his untimely demise.
Left to cherished his memories are his loving and devoted wife Arnetter Burrows and two daughters Aderia and Antiniqua Burrows. Two sisters-in-law Derry Ferguson and Dellarese Mcphee, two brothers-in-law Cavalle Ferguson and Junior Mcphee., and a host of other relative and friends too numerous to mention.
Words are not enough to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the love and support that you all have given us over they past three and half years. For whatever you did to console us during this time of our bereavement when we so desperately needed your understanding, we THANK YOU. Our sorrow and grief are easier to bear with help from God and compassionate family and friends like you.
MAY GOD'S RICHEST BLESSING BE UPON YOU ALL.
Memorial Service for the late Bernard Burrows age 45 years of Eastwood Estate will be held on Saturday May 19 2012 at St. Anselm Catholic Church, Bernard Road at 4:00 p.m. Officiating will be Monsignor Preston Moss. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Left to cherished his memories are his loving and devoted wife Arnetter Burrows and two daughters Aderia and Antiniqua Burrows. Two sisters-in-law Derry Ferguson and Dellarese Mcphee, two brothers-in-law Cavalle Ferguson and Junior Mcphee., and a host of other relative and friends too numerous to mention.
The book of condolences may be signed at the church on Saturday from 3:00p.m. until service time.
Funeral Service for the late Mother Berenus Loretta Cargill affectionately called "Titta and T.D" age 76 years of Mastic Point, Andros will be held on Sunday May 20th, 2012 at 10:30am at Cathedral of Olive, Morgan Bluff Drive, Andros. Officiating will be Bishop Philemon Wilson D.D. J.P. assisted by Bishop John Humes, Bishop Lewis Adderley, Elder Breacham Brennen and other ministers. Interment will follow in South Mastic Point Cemetery, Mastic Point, Andros.
Cherished memories will forever and always linger in the hearts of those she left behind, namely her devoted husband: Pastor Prince Cargill; daughter: Evang. Valderine Burrows; sons: Tommy, Danny, Pastor Lynden Cargill and Pastor Manix Cargill; Son-in-law: Wilfred Burrows; Daughter-in-law: Min. Bernadette Cargill; Adopted daughters: Vernamae Knowles; Phyllis Bain; Lavern Moxey; Cathy Martin; Helen Smith; Gwen Penigan; Loretta Farrington, Marie Adderley; Adopted Sons: Bishop Mark Knowles; Lorenzo Harris, Steve Hanna; Grand children: Sinatra, Lenthius, Valdez, Cordero, Laval, Lenora and Amanda Burrows, Cornelius and Carrington Thompson, Nickoya, Torry, Toran, Lynden Jr., Tameiko, and Jeremiah Cargill; Great grand children: Jada Burrows, Kyle Thompson; Sisters: Idell Reckley, Marionetta Smith, Doretta Jackson (California), and Ruthmae Francis; Brothers: Cardinal, Jonathan, Charlie and Bradley Fowler; Sister-in- laws: Karen, Linda, Bridgette, Beulahmae Fowler, Julia Hanna, Perlene Russell, Catherine Minnus, Gina Newton, Esther Cargill; Brother-in-laws: Edwin Francis, John Cargill; Aunt: Maria Martin; Numerous nieces and nephews including Derek Oliver, Angela Bowen, Dennis Smith, Meredith Miller, Lisa Bonaby, Vander Williams, Bridgette Beneby, Leading Seaman Dwayne McGregor, Edwin Jr. Stacy , Odesa Francis, Robertha Stuart, Paula Josey, Diann, Stacy Hanna, Michelle McGregor, Nadia and Marlin Turner, Sharmaine Evans, Darilyn Grant, Mevatta Cox, Carla, Lashanta and Berkley Fowler, Sophia Russell, Samantha Smith, Delareese Smith-Styles; Other relatives and friends including: Althea Sands, Isolene Rolle, Vernita Russell and family, Edgburt Tinker, Melsine Dorsett and family, Mary Rolle and family, Leanza Hanna, Ivy Ferguson and family, Diana Beneby and family, Ellen Bowleg and family, Pastor Max Roberts and family, Bishop Lewis Adderley and family, Pastor Samuel Fowler and family, Pastor Carl Oliver and family, Pastor Reginald Ferguson and family, Pastor Phillip Campbell and family, Carlton Bowleg and family, Lenard Newton and family, Agatha Cleare and family, Bertha Burrows and family, Uris Dames and family, Sis. Bodie and family, Ms. Turnquest and family, Micheal Finley and family, the Bodie family, Dorrell Higgs and family, Basil Martin and family, Deacon Alvin Burrows and family, Pastor Catherine Burrows and the Outreach Evangelic Church family, Pastor Romer and Ebenezar Church family, Roselda Woodside and family, Pastor Harold Mackey and family, Ms. McDonald and family, Derek & Iguline Oliver and family, Maude Romer and family, Mavis Gaitor and family, Pastor George Colebrooke and family, Deliverance Tabernacle family, the Prayer Band family, the Church of God family, the Colebrooke family, Bowleg family, Dr. Philip Campbell and family, Joyce Fowler and family, Bishop Charles Dean and family, Pastor Dorinda Dean and M.R.I Church family, Pearlene Simmons and family, the Ministry of Works family and many more too numerous to mention.
Viewing will be held in the Halcyon Suite at Restview Memorial Mortuary and Crematorium Ltd., Robinson and Soldier Roads, on Thursday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and again on Friday at Small Hope Church of God, Central Andros from 6:00pm to 12:00am, Saturday at Mastic Point Church of God, North Andros from 12noon to 12:00am and Sunday at 8:30am at Cathedral of Olive, Morgan Bluff Drive, Andros until service time.