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Friday, May 7, 2021



Community Mourns The Loss of Robert Staple Haynes

Haynes' banking career spanned over 30 years and included leadership roles at Pacific National Bank of Washington, Seattle First National Bank, Emerald City Bank, Puget Sound Bank, and ultimately Key Bank, where he served as Vice-President/Area Sales Manager until his retirement in 2000.

Obituary – Brenda Rebecca Winters McCoy

Brenda Rebecca Winters McCoy was born May 15, 1948 in Galveston, Texas into the family of Johnnie and Samantha Winters. Brenda attended Carver Elementary and Goliad in Galveston, until the family moved to LaMarque, TX where she attended Lincoln High School.

Celebration of Life For Claudia Mae Mitchell

Deaconess Claudia Mae Mitchell was born in Weimer, Texas on October 9, 1926. She retired as an LPN from Virginia Mason Hospital after 30 years of service.

In Memory Of Brother Benjamin Shabazz

Brother Benjamin joined the Nation of Islam after hearing the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammed in the early 70’s and made the transition to Al-Islam Proper in 1975 under the leadership of Imam WD Muhammed. One of his inspirations in becoming a Muslim was his favorite artist James Brown with songs like “Say it loud, I’m Black and I’m proud!” He was also inspired by the heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali’s commitment and dedication to Black liberation and freedom.

Obituary – Carl Levon Anderson

Anderson was an avid Seahawks fan and enjoyed bowling, crappie fishing and 3-on-3 pickup basketball.

Remembering Wendell Hicks aka Garfield Rick

Wendell “Rick” Hicks was born on September 9, 1951 to Odessa Hosper and William Hicks.

Obituary – Willie James Washington

Willie James Washington, doting father and inspiration to all who knew him, recently passed away at the age of 79. Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Washington moved to Tacoma as a baby and spent the greater part of his life in the Tacoma/Seattle area.

Obituary – Johnathan Bruce Clayton

Johnathan Bruce Clayton, son of Bruce and Wrenna Clayton, was born September 20, 1985 in Seattle, Washington.

Obituary – Rosie L. Brantley

Brantley was born on September 30, 1934 to the late Veola Peoples and Lester Green in Mer Rouge, LA. She had a passion for helping others and had a long career as a registered nurse.

Obituary – Vorian Bertrand Lewis

While in elementary and middle schools, Lewis played little league football playing for the Rainier Eagles. He played for the Rams at Ingraham High School (VBL#34) and later became a coach for the Eagles. In 2007, Lewis co-founded the Rainier Ravens football foundation.

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Keith A. Perry Named The New Executive Director Of The National Dental Association

“We’re very excited to have him aboard, said NDA Board Chairman Nathan Fletcher, D.D.S.” “Keith is a talented, nationally recognized association executive with over 30 years of highly relevant leadership experience in the political, governmental, nonprofit and association sectors.”